Freedom of information still under threat after Xi Jinping’s installation

first_imgNews Hu’s interrogators questioned him about the visit that he and other dissidents paid to the home of Liu Xia, the wife of jailed Nobel peace laureate Liu Xiaobo, in December. Liu Xia is herself also under house arrest and, to visit her, Hu had to elude the police normally stationed outside her home. Liu Xiaobo is serving an 11-year jail sentence he received in 2009.Hu was also interrogated about comments he recently posted online criticizing China’s new leaders. Hu is one of the 100 leading intellectuals who signed an open letter to the National People’s Congress in February calling for Liu Xiaobo’s release.The police refused to let Hu go to hospital, despite his various injuries and despite his need for regular medical treatment for hepatitis. They told him he would have to remain under house arrest until 17 March, the last day of the National People’s Congress session.China is one of the countries classified by Reporters Without Borders as “Enemies of the Internet” and is ranked 173rd out of 179 countries in the 2013 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. ChinaAsia – Pacific RSF_en Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Receive email alerts News Photo : Feng Li/Getty Images Organisation ChinaAsia – Pacific China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures June 2, 2021 Find out more Newscenter_img Help by sharing this information March 22, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Freedom of information still under threat after Xi Jinping’s installation March 12, 2021 Find out more April 27, 2021 Find out more After Xi Jinping’s appointment as president, Li Keqiang’s appointment as prime minister and the conclusion of the first annual session of the 12th National People’s Congress on 17 March, Reporters Without Borders calls on China’s new rulers to end the surveillance and censorship of news providers.Many violations of freedom of information were reported during the month that preceded this once-in-a-decade change of leadership. Follow the news on China News Reporters Without Borders notes that Xi Jinping spoke of a “Chinese dream’ in his address to the National People’s Congress on the final day. He said: “The Chinese dream is the dream of the people. We must realize it by closely depending on the people. We must incessantly bring benefits to the people.”The media freedom organization urges China’s new president to keep his promises by allowing his fellow citizens to enjoy free access to news and information, and to new generation media.“During the attempts to censor Nanfang Zhoumo’s New Year message, journalists and Internet users demonstrated their ability to take effective action, in both the way their drew attention to the censorship and the way they circumvented it,” Reporters Without Borders said.“Nonetheless, the latest events do not herald any change in policies or methods by the Chinese authorities. On the contrary, they have demonstrated that control of news and information inside the country and abroad continues to be a major priority.”Reporters Without Borders added: “We are very concerned about both the increase in aggressive behaviour towards the foreign media and the severity with which the police continue to crack down on netizens.”Mark Stone, a reporter with British 24-hour TV news channel Sky News, and his cameraman were arrested while doing a live report from Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on 15 March. He had obtained permission to do a report from there, but the police accused him of not visibly displaying his accreditation and not having his passport on him.Stone said the police intervened when he referred to the 1989 pro-democracy demonstrations in the square, which were crushed with considerable loss of life. Stone and his cameraman were taken to a police station before being released. to go further A crew with German TV station ARD consisting of reporter Christine Adelhardt, two other German employees and two Chinese employees were pursued and attacked on 27 February by two men in a car who broke the windscreen of their vehicle with a baseball bat.They had just been filming a report on urbanisation in Da Yan Ge Zhuang, a village in Hebei province. In China, use of land is a source of frequent disputes between residents and local officials, who are often accused of corruption. A witness of the attack said one of the cars involved in the chase belong to the village’s Communist Party secretary. There was no let up in surveillance and harassment of netizens between the Communist Party’s 18th Congress in December and the sessions of the National People’s Congress and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, held from 5 to 17 March and 3 to 18 March respectively. Hu Jia, a dissident and blogger who was jailed from 2008 to 2011 and who has been under a form of house arrest since 26 February, was summoned to the Public Security Bureau in the Beijing district of Tongzhou on 14 March on a charge of “inciting public disorder.”After reporting to the authorities, Hu was insulted and hit during eight hours of interrogation at Zhongchang police station, sustaining injuries to his face. Since then, he has also had lower back pain. China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prisonlast_img read more

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South Bend man arrested on numerous charges after leading troopers on chase

first_img Facebook Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter Facebook IndianaLocalNews (Photo supplied/St. Joseph County Jail) A South Bend man known to have a federal warrant was arrested after leading Indiana State Troopers on a chase and found to be in possession of a large amount of methamphetamine and a handgun.Around 1:45 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25, Indiana State Troopers with the Bremen Post All Crimes Policing Team  received information that Kenneth Griffin, 46, of South Bend, was at a gas station at the intersection of Edison Road and Hickory Road in Mishawaka.  Griffin was known to have an active federal warrant with nationwide extradition for Felon in Possession of a Handgun.(Photo supplied/Indiana State Police)Griffin, who was driving a silver 2005 Chevrolet Impala, was waiting in a line of cars to exit the gas station when troopers arrived.  When Griffin saw the marked Indiana State Police car entering the parking lot of the gas station, he is alleged to have quickly backed up out of the line of cars, passing within a few feet of the police car that  had its emergency lights on in an attempt to stop Griffin.Griffin sped around the parking lot before fleeing northbound on Hickory Road with troopers in marked Indiana State Police cars behind with lights and sirens activated. Griffin led troopers through several side streets before heading westbound on Edison Road.As Griffin approached the intersection with Edison Road and Ironwood Road, Griffin disregarded a red light and entered the intersection, colliding with the front of a red 2003 Ford F250 equipped with a snowplow. Griffin backed up and fled southbound on Ironwood Road despite the Chevrolet suffering damage to the rear tire on the passenger side. This crash resulted in no injuries.Griffin continued to flee and led troopers onto several side streets and eventually ended up on Rockne Drive. Due to the damage sustained in the earlier crash, Griffin lost control of the Chevrolet as it spun around,  hit a small tree and finally came to a stop in the 1900 block of Rockne Drive.Troopers conducted a high-risk traffic stop where Griffin is alleged to have dropped his hands to his waistband and center console area several times despite troopers giving him commands to show his hands. Griffin was safely taken into custody and after being medically cleared, was taken to the St. Joseph County Jail.Troopers found a brown bag with suspected methamphetamine and a loaded handgun in the snow next to the Chevrolet. Additional suspected methamphetamine was found in the Chevrolet. The approximate weight of the methamphetamine was 185 grams.Griffin was preliminarily arrested for Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Dealing Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, Operating While Intoxicated-Endangerment, Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle, Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Crash, Reckless Driving, and the active Federal Warrant. By 95.3 MNC – February 27, 2021 2 358 Twitter Google+ Pinterest South Bend man arrested on numerous charges after leading troopers on chase Previous articleLucas Oil Stadium prepares for NCAA basketball tournamentNext articleMan, 58, killed by hit-and-run driver after being struck by vehicle near Syracuse 95.3 MNCNews/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel is your breaking news and weather station for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan.last_img read more

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Warriors’ culture has been a perfect fit thus far for Jonas Jerebko

first_img(CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view this photo gallery on your mobile device.)* * *Subscribe to the Mercury News and East Bay Times for $40 a year and receive a free Warriors championship coffee table book* * *OAKLAND – The conversation started with Steve Kerr and Jonas Jerebko praising each other.Ever since viewing one of Jerebko’s pre-draft workouts in 2009 as the Phoenix Suns general manager, Kerr became impressed with Jerebko’s toughness and outside shooting. Meanwhile, Jerebko has …last_img

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R6bn literacy campaign on track

first_img8 August 2008 Deputy Education Minister Enver Surty added that the education department would work closely with other government departments to ensure that the campaign was effective in reducing the number of illiterate people in the country by 2012. “There are approximately nine million functionally illiterate South Africans, and the department seeks to halve the number by 2012 and ensure that by 2020 every citizen is able to read and write,” he said. “Progress thus far includes the enrolment of 360 000 learners, [and] the recruitment and training of 24 000 volunteer educators, 2 800 supervisors and 150 coordinators,” government spokesperson Themba Maseko said in Pretoria this week. Surty added that it would take not more than six months for a person to be functional in literacy and numeracy, citing the case of a 70-year old man taking part in the campaign, who learnt to read and write within that period of time. As such, Surty said, the campaign would further ensure that learners were given individual attention, which would contribute to effective learning. The government is to spend R6.1-billion over the next five years on the Kha Ri Gude (Let us Learn) mass literacy campaign, which it believes will enable an additional 4.7-million South Africans achieve literacy by 2012. “The campaign will ensure that there are not more than 15 learners to one teacher in the adult schools, because they need certain attention to ensure the effectiveness of the campaign,” he said. The campaign, which forms part of the Adult Basic Education and Training programme, was launched by President Thabo Mbeki during his State of the Nation address in February this year. It is currently operating as a pilot project, with full rollout scheduled for 2009. He added that the campaign would provide learners with books on both literacy and numeracy, which have been published in all of the eleven official languages, thereby increasing its accessibility. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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Cape Town Fringe returns to Mother City

first_img18 August 2015With a bold programme of more than 70 productions, this year’s Cape Town Fringe – which runs in the city from 24 September to 4 October – promises to be a showcase of the best of South African theatre.Audiences can look forward to an invigorating mix of new and original work spanning every genre. It is the second time this annual event will be held in Cape Town.Ismail Mahomed, the festival’s artistic director, said the Cape Town Fringe was evolving its own artistic fingerprint – that of an engaged, original, and socially aware programme.“It demonstrates how independent artists and arts companies are passionately engaging with the world around them and bringing that experience to their work,” Mahomed said. More productions were likely be added in the coming weeks as contractual and other discussions were concluded.Magic is on the billWhile the programme comprises mostly theatre, dance, performance art, physical theatre, music, family theatre and magic will round off the 11-day festival.This year’s line-up aims to offer a wide choice, ensuring that the Fringe matches the vibrancy and creativity of other Fringe festivals worldwide. “Audiences will be able to craft an amazing experience, drawing from productions that won the coveted Standard Bank Ovation Award at the recent National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, through to original work that is devised and created specifically to premiere at this year’s Fringe,” he said.More venues join the FringeProduced by the experienced team at the National Arts Festival, the Cape Town Fringe will make use of venues in the city centre, Langa, and at the V&A Waterfront for the first time in 2015.“The programme has a strong Cape flavour, with locally based artists making up about 60% of the programme,” said Fringe chief executive Tony Lankester. More than 18 000 tickets were sold last year, and the event was estimated to have an economic impact of more than R4-million, over and above its R2.7-million direct spend.Local partnerships were crucial to staging the event, Mahomed added, highlighting relationships with initiatives such as the Zabalaza Festival, Pansa and Assitej, all of which had made the programme “richer and more relevant”.“The Fringe has helped Cape Town earn the enviable reputation of an events destination of choice,” said Garreth Bloor, the Cape Town mayoral committee member for tourism, events and economic development. The economic spin-offs of events held enormous benefits for the city and its residents.Innovations this yearLankester said last year’s event had given the organisers a solid base from which to innovate: “We want to grow the event even more and we will be introducing some innovations developed as a result of open engagement with Cape artists and institutions earlier this year.”Some of this year’s innovations include:Patrons who book via the Cape Town Fringe website will be able to make use of the print-at-home-ticket function, reducing queuing time for patrons.An enhanced and more user-friendly Cape Town Fringe mobile booking and planning app.A stronger programme of events for schools and learner groups during the daytime.Greater cognisance given to religious and other holidays in the planning process.Expanding to venues beyond the City Hall precinct.Partnering with Cape Town Tourism and a specialist travel agent to put packages together for visitors from other cities wanting to attend the Fringe.More specials for workers in the City to attend shows during their lunch breaks. “Give us your lunch hour; we’ll give you a show and a sandwich,” say organisers.A busier and more vibrant Fringe Club in the City Hall, where patrons will be able to meet for coffee, a glass of wine and a light meal.Joining the city as a full sponsor of the event this year is Standard Bank, which will host the Standard Bank music stage in the City Hall.“The venue will feature some amazing entertainment,” said Jenny Pheiffer, head of brand and group sponsorships at Standard Bank.Booking opens at the end of August through the Cape Town Fringe website.Productions at #CTF2015NameCompanyGenreProvinceLast Cow StandingNu-Breed Theatre CompanyTheatreKwa-Zulu Natal7 Deadly SinsMacbob ProductionsTheatreKwa-Zulu NatalAcatears MusicVaal University of Technology – BOTCMusicGautengAdam Small BeJazzedApplauz Arts InitiativeMusicWestern CapeADAM:Vichistravrya or I wish I were Caitlyn JennerTazme PillayTheatreWestern CapeAl Julle VolkeWessel PretoriusTheatreWestern CapeAn Extraordinarily Ordinary LifeKB Theatre ProductionsTheatreWestern CapeAshesRust Co-OperativeTheatreWestern CapeAstonishWonga MagicIllusionWestern CapeB*tch Stole My DoekCopy DogTheatreWestern CapeBarbed Wire WallpaperClockwork HeARTDance & Physical TheatreGautengBarredYellow Glove CollectiveDance & Physical TheatreWestern CapeBig GirlsFollow Spot ProductionsWestern CapeBlaqseedVaal University of Technology – BOTCMusicGautengBlood OrangeUntouchable Productions / Craig MorrisDance & Physical TheatreGautengButlers and BabysittersSlick ‘n SleeveTheatreWestern CapeDetritus for OneAlan ParkerDance & Physical TheatreWestern CapeDoucheJawBreaker ProductionsDance & Physical TheatreWestern CapeElla’s HorsesCharles Fourie ProductionsTheatreWestern CapeExhibit S, Ode to Saartjie Baartman by a Black South African WomanThola AntamuTheatreWestern CapeExit the KingFlat Monkey CompanyTheatreWestern CapeFat Man’s CoopApplauz Arts Initiative in association with PANSATheatreWestern CapeGug’Othandayo The MusicalVukani Emalahleni Service CentreTheatreMpumalangaHatchetmanHatchetmanMusicWestern CapeHow Stories BeganJungle Theatre CompanyTheatreWestern CapeĦREJJEF – folktalesSoundscapesMusicMaltaInja ka VuyoIsibane Puppet and Drama Group in association with UNIMATheatreWestern CapeIs this for Keeps?/ Between Love and PainBaxter Theatre centreTheatreWestern CapeJazz with Asanda MqikiAsanda MqikiMusicEastern CapeJohnny Boskak is Feeling FunnyUntouchable Productions / Craig MorrisTheatreGautengMagic through the AgesBrendon PeelIllusionEastern CapeMime La FranceMime Theater promotionsGautengMonna ga se NkuBaikitsi Arts CollectiveDance & Physical TheatreWestern CapeMooi Street MovesNompumelelo MtshaliTheatreKwa-Zulu NatalMorayks LiveRamamudi Trading Enterprise (Pty) LtdMusicGautengNaked Knitting and Other Contradictory ActsLiquid FusionTheatreGautengNatRust Co-OperativeTheatreWestern CapeNdendileBaxter Theatre CentreTheatreWestern CapeNguMzimba WamArt of Hearts in association UNIMATheatreWestern CapeNomadic OrchestraMusicWestern CapeOntwrigDrama Department, Stellenbosch University & WoordfeesDance & Physical TheatreWestern CapeOn and OnCape Junior Ballet CompanyDance & Physical TheatreWestern CapePANSA Unplugged: CollaborationsPANSA Western CapeDance, Music, Comedy & PoetryWestern CapeRooivalkNico ScheepersTheatreWestern CapeSleepless DreamsStuart LightbodyIllusionWestern CapeSleight of Mouth II: Now Talk Your Way Out Of This!Marcel OudejansIllusionWestern CapeSmaartiesAbstr(ACT) ProductionsTheatreNorth WestStil(l)Abstr(ACT) ProductionsTheatreNorth WestSuggestion Box #justsayingOddBody TheatrePublic Art / Public ArtWestern CapeSweet Sounds of Maya SpectorMaya SpectorMusicWestern CapeThe Brothers LiveThe BrothersMusicEastern CapeThe Incredible JourneyKB Theatre ProductionsTheatreWestern CapeThe Politics of Love & Femininity…Black hair & all that JazzWild Young BohemiansTheatreMpumalangaTom Thum & Jamie McDowellMusicAustraliaTrophyGavin KrastinPerformance ArtWestern CapeTumi ThusiTTM ProductionsMusicGautengUhambo LomhambiBaxter Theatre CentreTheatreWestern CapeWaltzThe Gatherings/Intlangano supported by First Physical Theatre and endorsed by Creative City GrahamstownDance & Physical TheatreEastern CapeWarrior On WheelsThe Chaeli CampaignTheatreWestern CapeWaterlineUyabona KeDance & Physical TheatreEastern CapeWe didn’t come to hell for the croissants: 7 deadly new stories for consenting adultsPOPArt productions in association with Jemma KahnTheatreGautengWhat goes UP…FTH:KTheatreWestern CapeSource: SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Oh FriendFeed, What You Really Need is Accountability

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Features#Trends#web sarah perez Last month, we posed the question “are trolls ruining social media?” – a topic that seems to have reared its ugly head once again over the weekend, this time with a specific focus on FriendFeed and the supposed angry mobs that form there. But let’s get real for a minute. Although it’s shocking that some FriendFeed users post terrible, hurtful things while using their real names, posting angry and mean comments is nothing new to the internet. Other social communities, including Digg and YouTube, also deal with this issue – heck, they’re even known for it!But instead of continually pointing out the problem, maybe it’s time for the innovators in our community to start thinking up solutions. Here’s one we just thought up…let us know what you think.Being Hateful, But Not Anonymously?The pseudo-anonymity of the internet – or at the very least, the ability to write something cruel without having to face the person eye-to-eye – often leads people to express themselves in ways that are far from how they would behave in real life. In the past, this typically led people to hide behind pseudonyms and screen names so they could post whatever they wanted without fear of repercussions.That’s why I recently proposed that some communities put an end to online anonymity, thinking that if you removed the masks from people’s identities, they would start behaving properly. Of course, this led to a lot of debate in the comments. Obviously, I never meant that anonymity needed to be banned from the internet entirely – the world isn’t ready for that! – but there are some places where it doesn’t serve much of a purpose. (Tech blogs, for instance.)People still hated the idea. As a blogger who writes every day using my real name, it’s hard to sympathize with the need to post tech blog comments anonymously. Everything a blogger writes, we’re held accountable for. Why shouldn’t other community contributors be treated the same? But as it turns out, there was a huge flaw in my reasoning in that post. I focused on whether or not someone should use their real name when posting, but that’s not the issue at all. It’s not really anonymity that’s to blame for the troll-like behavior we’re seeing in online communities, it’s the lack of accountability.That’s why (some) people seem comfortable posting mean-spirited comments on sites like FriendFeed using their real name and their real identities to do so. You see, when you post on FriendFeed, your comment quickly disappears into the site’s “real-time flow” of information. Someone watching the stream sees it only momentarily, before it’s replaced with others. Even within the “angry mob” threads themselves, a single comment easily gets lost among hundreds of others. So although the comment is attached to a real name, it’s a single needle in a haystack of opinion. There’s no way to see, at-a-glance, what that person’s commenting history was like. Were they usually nice and this angry post was an exception? Or did they make a habit of trolling? There’s simply no way to know.What’s the Solution?We don’t have any answers yet, just ideas. But maybe it’s time that we started focusing on solutions instead of pointing the finger at the web services…as if somehow FriendFeed itself (or Digg or YouTube for that matter) are to blame for this shameful aspect of human behavior.Jason Kaneshiro of Webomatica proposes that FriendFeed implement threaded comments with the ability to rate comments up or down. While I agree that would be a good first step in helping the community moderate the vitriol, it certainly doesn’t stop hateful comments from occurring in the first place (just look at Digg!). Perhaps what we need is a rating system for the personalities of community participants. Think of it like eBay’s “star” ratings, but instead of grading a seller on how quickly an order was shipped, etc., you’d rate each others’ contributions to a community. Imagine how this could work on FriendFeed, for example. People could rate others’ comments and the aggregation of the communities’ ratings would give overall insight to that person’s personality. Was the comment insightful? Kind? Spammy? Mean? Were you helping a newbie feel included? Were you answering a question or participating in a poll? Do you tend to leave positive comments about X company while being negative about Y? The list could go on and on. The system should also show not just how a single comment was rated, but what that person’s overall rating is along with a history of their contributions.If participants knew that their every action, whether “anonymous” or not, was adding up to paint an overall picture of who they really were, would this be enough of an equivalent to the kind of accountability we have in real life? The sort of accountability where people are judged on their behavior over time, and not for a single uttered statement? Rating systems are hardly a new idea – many online communities use badges and other methods for rewarding helpful participation. But rating systems that extend beyond simply rewarding good behavior to publicizing the bad, too, don’t really exist today…at least when it comes to comments and communities. It’s hard to imagine exactly what a system like this would look like, but that’s where UI designers would need to flex their muscles and create something that didn’t take away from the overall experience while also encouraging people to rate comments both positive and negative, not just the ones they hated. Is this a terrible idea? If so, we know you’ll set us straight. That is, after all, what the comments are for. But if you think it’s awful, at least be so kind as to suggest a better alternative.Image credit: flickr user takingthemoneycenter_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts last_img read more

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Awesomely Simple Personal and Sales Success with John Spence – Episode 37

first_imgPodcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 26:02 — 47.7MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSToday’s guest, John Spence, is an avid reader, researcher, and writer. John has worked in many high level positions, acting as owner or CEO for numerous companies. He is passionate about passing on insight he’s learned along the way. John began pouring over business books early in his career when he realized he needed to know more to do the job he was hired for. All his reading inspired John to eliminate the fluff as he began writing his own material, developing a successful presence and platform with e-books. John built his career from finding patterns in business. Tune in today and learn to identify patterns for your own growth and success.The ROI on John’s advice and experience is worth a listen, on this episode of In the Arena.Do the fundamentals flawlessly, with John SpenceClick To TweetFlawless fundamentals John Spence developed an equation for success that starts with the fundamentals. In John’s experience, without these fundamentals, there is no success. Six key factors discussed in today’s episode, as well as in John’s books, include vision, best people, robust communication, a sense of urgency, disciplined execution, and extreme customer focus. John starts simple, but breaks the formula down even further for business specific success. Do you have the talent, plus an extreme customer focus? One without the other does not add up in the equation for success. Are you bringing something unique, interesting and valuable to your customers? But are you executing it well? Learn how to do the fundamentals flawlessly, with John Spence. Kindle coachingReading John Spence’s books is like having a consultant in your living room. His short e-books provide coaching at your own convenience. One book, Letters to a CEO, is filled with actual letters to John’s real clients. When a client asks for advice, John does not immediately dish it out. He looks through his resources and sends them a letter in preparation to discuss matters later. These letters offer real and researched advice these CEO’s used and found helpful. New leaders can read these letters and decide what applies to their current situations. John tackles problem efficiently and dives in deep, for the price of e-book. Hear from John today!John Spence tackles key factors for a successful businessClick To TweetDefine success for yourselfSuccess is often defined by ideas and experiences from one’s culture, family, and surroundings. So, how do you define it for yourself? John Spence’s book, Strategies for Success, moves past the picture of money, fame and power as marks of success. John argues that success is when your self-concept and daily behaviors match your values. When what you value is in harmony with your reality, you are successful. You might be rich, famous, and powerful, or you might not be. But, if you get to be yourself, you are successful. Success has to be value based, because wealth and power might make you miserable or imprisoned by the fear of losing it all. Your definition of success changes as these values change. As we age, our values usually shift. John shares his own shift of values, after losing all his material possessions. How will you define your success? Brutally honest with yourselfWhen you are able to be brutally honest with yourself, John Spence says you will find a fulfilled life. Can you define your five core values? How well do you actually live those out? When you picture your life three years from now, are you doing things today to move in that direction? When you are living against your values, or traveling away from your goals, you are not happy or successful. It is time to get courageous and do the hard work to change. John encourages you to find congruence with yourself. Whether you are young and have the desire to change and improve, or if you are finding yourself more and more rigid in your beliefs, give John’s message a listen today, on In the Arena. Define success for yourself ~ John SpenceClick To TweetOutline of this great episode Introduction of John Spence. John’s love of books and writing, Awesomely Simple. Six conclusions from John’s book. Talking to leaders about implementation and execution. Patience and focus essential to real progress. Letters to a CEO. John’s message to young entrepreneurs. What does success mean? Hustle and happiness. Becoming brutally honest with yourself. How to stay in touch with John.Resources & Links mentioned in this episodeJohn’s email: John(at)johnspence.comJohn’s website: http://johnspence.comTwitter: @awesomelysimpleB00II12AH4 B00II11VAG The theme song “Into the Arena” is written and produced by Chris Sernel. You can find it on SoundcloudConnect with AnthonyWebsite: www.TheSalesBlog.comYoutube: Plus: you can use to share this episodeDo the hard work to change ~ John SpenceClick To TweetFigure out what to say NO to ~ John SpenceClick To TweetSubscribe toIn the ArenaApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsAndroidby EmailRSSOr subscribe with your favorite app by using the address belowlast_img read more

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3 days agoArsenal captain Xhaka hits back at Evra: You speak a lot of bulls***

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal captain Xhaka hits back at Evra: You speak a lot of bulls***by Paul Vegas3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal captain Granit Xhaka has hit back at Patrice Evra’s babies taunt as “bulls**t*.Xhaka was annoyed when Manchester United hero Evra called Arsenal “babies” after their 1-0 defeat at Sheffield United on Monday because the Sky Sports pundit claims they have always been fragile. “A lot of people speak too much,” fumed Xhaka. “I hear he speaks something against us.“I have a lot of respect for him because he was a great player. But you have to be careful what you say in those situations as well.”It’s not only him, it’s a lot of people. They speak a lot of bull**** about us. It’s always the same.“For me it’s strange because they were in the same situation as us. They were players as well.“Maybe sometimes we play good, sometimes not so good.”But if you speak every weekend, every game, bulls**t like this then they will not get respect for what they say.” last_img read more

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21 hours agoMan Utd scouts see Haaland score again for Salzburg

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd scouts see Haaland score again for Salzburgby Paul Vegas21 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United, Liverpool and Juventus are all watching RB Salzburg sensation Erling Braut Haaland.United scouts were present to watch Haaland score twice against Napoli last night, according to reports in Italy.The RB Salzburg striker has become to talk of Europe this season, having already bagged 20 goals in all competitions.According to La Gazzetta dello Sport’s Nicolo Schira, United had scouts at the Red Bull Arena to watch Haaland on Wednesday night.On the night, the 19-year-old became the first player to score in his first three Champions League matches since Karim Benzema in his Lyon days. last_img

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Grande Prairie RCMP looking for missing woman

first_imgGrande Prairie, A.B. – Grande Prairie RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 32-year-old Laci Schulenborg. She was last seen in the Grande Prairie area on September 14th, 2018.There is a concern for Schulenborg’s well-being. The RCMP would like to locate and speak with her as soon as possible.Schulenborg is described as: CaucasianBrown hairBrown eyes5’8” / 170 lbsIf you have any information about her whereabouts, please contact Grande Prairie RCMP Detachment at 780-830-5700. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1.800.222.8477 (TIPS) or by Internet at www.tipsubmit.comlast_img

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