first_img  Cost: $150March-only pricing saves $35 off the standard CU Boulder pricing of $185 for this course(Market value at over $750, University of Colorado Boulder employees save over $600)  Feedback for Getting Things Done from UCB Colleagues”I liked the opportunities to immediately transfer the concepts we learned (which are already really helpful on a conceptual level) into my own work, tools, etc. Having the timed opportunity to get a 2-min task done or to just do a mindsweep with the template provided was super useful and made implementing GTD all feel real and possible rather than a lofty goal.””It is really easy to apply it to my work life and personal life.””The simple approach to making big changes.” Published: Feb. 18, 2021 Getting Things Done (GTD)  is often quantitative. However obtaining the skillset to make it a qualitative action can produce deeply impactful results. Our calendars are packed with meetings and our files are brimming with projects but it can be challenging to engage with the work in ways we wish we had the time for. Getting Things Done is for individual team members looking to improve execution, engagement, performance, efficiency and quality. Participants will practice new behaviors to engage more effectively with their to-dos and commitments, so they can focus on things that matter most. GTD is a system that teaches skills to manage the constant flow of requests, tasks, and interruptions. In this course, participants will learn powerful methods to capture, clarify and organize incoming requests to increase their focus on their most meaningful work.Learning OutcomesParticipants will be able to:Create a trusted organization systemCreate a system to effectively and regularly process their inboxUtilize their calendar effectively to free up timeCreate and track project outcomesReduce and relieve cognitive load to allow for increased focusRegister for Getting Things Done  Dates & Time: March 2, 4, 9, 111:00 – 3:00pm  Total Course Duration:8 hours of interactive live online instruction  Included: GTD Toolkit60 days of access to Vitalsmarts Getting Things Done online training platformGetting Things Done Online Reference GuideeBook of the New York Times bestseller, Getting Things Done Tags:Newslast_img read more

first_img Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he… Read more India to shun China vendors in 5G trials HomeAsiaNews India’s leading operators may avoid 700MHz auction — Fitch Previous ArticleDocomo’s Q3 profit rises 43% as costs declineNext ArticleBlog: China smartphone market slows, but top 5 brands flourish Author Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 01 FEB 2016 Hong Kong readies next 5G spectrum salecenter_img Asia India adds detail on network equipment restrictions Related Joseph Waring 700MHz spectrumIndiaspectrum auction India’s top four operators – Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India, Idea Cellular and Reliance Communications (RCom) – may hesitate to bid for 700MHz spectrum in the next auction, given their stretched balance sheets and need to beef up their 4G networks with newcomer Reliance Jio just a month away from a nationwide 4G launch.The regulator last week set a base price for the band at a huge $1.7 billion per megahertz.Fitch Ratings said the 700MHz auction planned for May or June may not attract the major operators that now own alternative 4G spectrum in the 850MHz, 1.8GHz and 2.3GHz bands.Market leader Airtel, for example, owns about 40 per cent of the 900MHz airwaves held by private companies, and will offer 4G services in 1.8GHz and 2.3GHz bands. Reliance Jio, after investing about $15 billion on 4G spectrum and networks, has access to the 800-850MHz bands in all of the country’s 22 service areas.In the last auction, not quite a year ago, operators spent a record $17.7 billion.Fitch believes operators will now be less inclined to invest heavily in the 700MHz band. In addition, new regulations that allow spectrum sharing and trading could make bidding in the auctions less attractive.The agency has a negative outlook on Indian operators for 2016. It expects competition to intensify with Jio’s entry and the market to consolidate.In October RCom and Sistema Shyam Teleservices, which operate in India under the MTS brand, announced plans to merge via a stock swap.RCom and Jio recently finalised a spectrum sharing and trading alliance that will see RCom sell 800MHz spectrum in nine regions to Jio and both share bandwidth in the same band in 17 service areas. And Airtel reportedly is near to closing a deal to buy 4G spectrum from Aircel.Fitch said blended ARPU could fall by 5-6 per cent to INR160 from INR170 ($2.35-$2.50) last year due to a decline in data tariffs, which will more than offset the rise in data usage. And the top four operators’ average operating EBITDA margin will likely narrow 1-2 points from 35 per cent last year due to competition and greater marketing spend.last_img read more

first_img Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articleFoyle Search and rescue issue stark public warningNext articleLeading Donegal GP questions free GP care for under 13s News Highland Pinterest By News Highland – January 6, 2020 Google+ Google+ WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Harps come back to win in Waterford News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic center_img Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Twitter The Long Lane and the grounds of Letterkenny University Hospital have been named as litter black spots in the latest Irish Business Against Litter survey.Letterkenny has retained its Clean status according to the final litter IBAL survey of 2019.It is in 18th position in the ranking of 40 towns and cities, a slight drop on last year’s 14th spot.The survey showed overall litter levels in Ireland’s towns were up on a year ago.The An Taisce report for Letterkenny stated: “Another strong performance from Letterkenny, with over half the sites surveyed getting the top litter grade –  examples included IDA Business Park and Little Angels Primary School  and all appeared in good order at the Managed Recycle Centre.   By far the most heavily littered sites in Letterkenny were Long Lane and the grounds of Letterkenny Hospital.” DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Homepage BannerNews Grounds of LUH classed as litter black spot in IBAL surveylast_img read more

first_img??:?? | Play story Add to My ListIn My List Share A number of those who work at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport will participate in training to help them better assist those with autism.??:??The training program will take place next week and is part of an Emory Autism Center initiative called Advocate With Autism Resources & Education or AWARE. AWARE is a comprehensive training program designed to educate members of the community about autism spectrum disorders (ASDs).Emory University Psychologist Lauren Castriota says the training will help those who work at the airport become more sensitive to those with autism. She says navigating the airport and boarding a plane can be stressful and overwhelming for those with ASDs. Castriota says something that seems straightforward but has a lot of steps can be difficult.And Castriota says those who take part in the training will receive a badge to wear so they can be easily identified. The graphic on the badge includes several people holding up a globe with puzzle pieces inside. Those eligible for the training include: TSA officers, airline employees and customer service representatives. ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party Related Stories Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility For Whom The Bell Rings last_img read more

first_imgMayor Bill de Blasio (Photo by William Farrington-Pool/Getty Images)Mayor Bill de Blasio indicated Sunday that not all construction might be “essential” after all.During a press conference, the mayor said it was “important” to discuss with state officials whether all construction should remain exempt from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s order requiring employees of non-essential businesses to stay home.De Blasio noted that he doesn’t consider luxury condo construction a priority, but asserted that the city is working within the parameters laid out by the state. Guidelines issued by the Empire State Development Corp. allow construction, including work by skilled trades and companies performing essential infrastructure or emergency repair work.Read moreConstruction groups ask to be spared from virus ruleHow Covid-19 could affect multifamily owners, tenantsNYS halts evictions for 90 days “This is something, I know, like every other piece of the equation, that’s being constantly assessed,” he said. “I care about the safety of those construction workers. I want to be clear, if any construction worker is sick, they should stay home.”City Council members and Public Advocate Jumaane Williams have called for a halt to all non-essential construction. Last week, Boston shut down construction sites for at least two weeks to stem the spread of coronavirus. Other cities have classified the industry as an essential service even as they shut others down. In New York, Cuomo appears to be calling the shots.De Blasio said the city still has the right to shut down sites where conditions are unsafe, but did not say outright whether he thinks certain types of construction should halt amid the pandemic.“I’m not offering personal opinions in the middle of a crisis,” he said. “Any approach, any rule can change, by the week, by the day, depending on changing conditions.”But on Friday, he did embrace a suggestion that landlords get a break if they give financially strapped tenants a reprieve on rent during the pandemic. On Sunday, though, he was cool on the idea of delaying property tax payments due in April. The mayor said he is “willing to consider all options” but unless the city sees an infusion of significant federal aid soon, he’s hesitant to forsake revenue.“All local governments are hemorrhaging money,” he said. “It is not my instinct to take away other forms of revenue because we literally will not be able to pay for essential services.”The city hauled in $28 billion in property tax revenue in 2019 and has enjoyed robust increases in tax revenue throughout de Blasio’s mayoralty, thanks to a surging economy. City government’s head count has swelled to more than 333,000 from just over 297,000 when de Blasio took office in 2014. And the mayor and City Council have put several billion dollars into reserve in case of an economic downturn.But the coronavirus will cost the state billions of dollars, officials have estimated, and will sink city revenues by $1.3 billion to $1.5 billion in the fiscal year beginning July 1 and between $3.5 billion and $4.6 billion the following year, City Comptroller Scott Stringer said Monday.Some landlords have called for a delay in property tax payments, as some tenants struggle to pay rent and landlords are barred from evicting tenants.Cuomo signed an executive order Saturday requiring state-chartered banks to offer to defer mortgage payments for 90 days for homeowners in financial distress because of the pandemic. The order does not apply to commercial loans secured by property.Industry groups such as the New York Building Congress cheered when Cuomo exempted construction from his workplace ban, which is designed to allow for social distancing and keep the coronavirus from spreading faster than hospitals can accommodate its victims.Construction crews work in very different environments from office workers, but they do tend to pack into elevators. Experts have called for people to stay six feet away from each other to prevent transmission of the virus.Write to Kathryn Brenzel at [email protected]  This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Nowlast_img read more

first_imgCarissa’s floral shortbread cookiesAn ice cream truck sighting signals the sweet arrival of summer, for many. However, for a carbivore (those who indulge in carbs) it’s a 1965 Citroen HY Van also known as the Carissa’s Breads bread truck. While the Citroen may not make its rounds quite like Mister Softee — it’s only used for the occasional event — it’s a sure sign of warmer days when it’s parked at The Clam Bar.The original business of Carissa’s Breads was incorporated in 2011 by partners Carissa Waechter and Lori Chemla, who actually found the bread truck. Dark stout, challah on Fridays, honey oat loaf, olive ciabatta, salty soured pickled rye, sweet potato brioche, baguettes — the choices up the ante on any sandwich.“Our sourdough bread may be the most special to me because the sour was originally started in Amagansett in 1965 by a guy named John de Cuevas,” Waechter explained. “When I was starting out my business I qualified for a grant from his foundation, as Amber Waves Farm did. The sourdough contains amber wheat, so the whole thing is rich in history and really unique to the area, and none of it would be possible without John.” Amagansett’s Amber Waves came full circle as the source of inspiration for the opening of Waechter’s business. “The incredible ingredients, wheat in particular, were grown by two women [Amanda Merrow and Katie Baldwin] who had just started their business.”Beyond bread, Carissa’s The Bakery, which opened in 2017 on 68 Newtown Lane in East Hampton, has customers salivating over their pastries of assorted croissants, polenta cake, even snails — a puff pastry with feta and young green olives. Cakes and pies of classic apple, flourless chocolate, rhubarb meringue, and beyond abound.“When I was well into my career as a pastry chef, I discovered my great-grandmother was the famous pie baker of her area and lived on a wheat farm. My grandmother and her sister sold pies door-to-door, so it’s definitely in the blood,” Waechter recalled of her family heritage.Upon looking at, or reading through, the assortment of delectables, it’s easy to miss the sandwiches and soups options available. However, overlooking those items will be a thing of the past as the future holds a new, second location at 221 Pantigo Road in East Hampton. The 3500-square-foot space, opening this summer, will feature a restaurant, bar, and larger production space.“We’re really thrilled about the next chapter and new baking adventures with our amazing team and incredible customers,” Waechter said.The team tries to source their ingredients as locally as possible, getting a true taste of the East End; Balsam, Quail Hill, Stones Throw, and Amber Waves, with an open heart to working with more.See more at [email protected] Sharelast_img read more

first_img“I believe he’s a player that can really make a difference for us,” said Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta.“We had a clear intention to strengthen in the attacking midfielder and the winger positions.”Willian made 339 appearances, scored 63 goals and made 56 assists for Chelsea after signing from Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala for £30m in 2013.Throughout his seven years at Chelsea, he won two Premier League titles, an FA Cup and the Europa League. “He is a player that gives us a lot of versatility, he can play in three or four different positions,” added Arteta.“He has the experience of everything in the football world but still has the ambition to come here and contribute to bring the club where it belongs.“I have been really impressed with all the talks I have had with him and how much he wanted to come.”An established international, Willian has made 70 appearances and has scored nine goals for five-time world champions Brazil, since making his international debut in 2011.He has represented his country at the 2014 and 2018 World Cups, the 2015 Copa America, the Copa America Centenario, and the 2019 Copa America where he was a key member of the squad that lifted the trophy on home soil. Technical director Edu said: “I know him very well, since a long time ago because we’ve been working together for the Brazilian national team and of course I was following him because he played for another club.“He has a lot of fantastic attributes as a person, as a football player of course, his character. I’m 100 per cent sure that everybody in the dressing room, the fans, myself and Mikel will enjoy having Willian in our side.“RelatedDebutants William, Gabriel, Impress As Arsenal Get Season Off To A FlyerSeptember 12, 2020In “England”Arsenal: Granit Xhaka Agrees January Move To Hertha BerlinDecember 27, 2019In “England”Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Commits Future To ArsenalSeptember 15, 2020In “England” Brazil midfielder Willian has joined Arsenal on a three-year deal after leaving Chelsea expired on a free transfer.The 32-year-old rejected the offer of extending with Blues because they were unwilling to match what the package the Gunners had on offer.He will wear the number 12 shirt at the Emirates.last_img read more

first_imgTensions are running high as the Chiefs and Jaguars face off.Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes’ left foot got tangled as he was sacked in the middle of the second quarter and he limped off the field with a foot injury. If Patrick Mahomes is hurt, the NFL is going to obliterate the entire Jacksonville franchise from the earth— Jay Busbee (@jaybusbee) September 8, 2019Here’s the video, #Chiefs Patrick Mahomes looks injured.Matt Moore is now their QB.— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) September 8, 2019He later returned to the game, but his left foot was heavily taped up. Nick Foles injury update: Jaguars QB out indefinitely with broken collarbone, report says Tyreek Hill injury update: Chiefs receiver (shoulder) reportedly taken to hospital, out ‘a few weeks’center_img Meanwhile, Jaguars linebacker Myles Jack was ejected after he threw punches at Chiefs receiver Demarcus Robinson in the end zone. He had to be escorted off the field and resisted going to the locker room. Related News Never ceases to be amusing— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) September 8, 2019#Jaguars LB Myles Jack was ejected from the game after the play where Patrick Mahomes got injured but did not want to— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) September 8, 2019The fight and Mahomes’ injury happened on the same play. Jack likely will be fined for throwing punches and his ejection.Earlier in the game, Jaguars quarterback Nick Foles and Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek HIll both left with shoulder injuries.last_img read more

first_imgAfter record breaking rainfall in 2018, some areas of Western North Carolina are now experiencing drought conditions, the first such occurrence in close to two years.  The latest drought monitor released Thursday morning shows several counties in the foothills and in the northeastern sections of Western North Carolina now in the “Abnormally Dry” category.  Chris Sharpton, assistant district forester with the North Carolina Forest Service, said the agency has been seeing one to two small brush fires pop up daily, which is abnormal for this time of year. Sharpton said the fire danger is mostly in open areas that experience full sunlight.last_img read more

first_imgSappi and Volvo have teamed up in abold new initiative to plant moreindigenous trees. (Image: Graeme Williams, For more freephotos, visit the image library.)Janine ErasmusSouth African paper manufacturer Sappi Limited and car manufacturer Volvo South Africa are saving indigenous trees with their new joint initiative GreenForBlue. Multi-national corporation, Sappi, is the world’s top producer of coated fine paper and chemical cellulose, and is also Africa’s leading forest products company.Volvo has made care of the environment one of its priorities for many decades, and the car manufacturer now takes its commitment one step further with the new collaboration with Sappi. The two companies are encouraging Volvo drivers to sponsor the planting of a sufficient number of trees per Volvo car sold to mitigate the emissions of harmful gas from engines.Once a donation has been made Sappi and Volvo will take care of the rest. The project’s name comes from the fact that a blue planet, say the companies on the GreenForBlue website, is a healthy planet – but blue can only be achieved by starting with green.Natural air filtersAs they mature, trees purify the air by carbon sequestration. This term refers to a number of processes, whether natural or artificial, whereby carbon is removed from the atmosphere and stored in a solid material – in trees this wood material is around 50% carbon.Two thirds of Sappi land is currently used for plantations and the remainder is managed for conservation purposes. GreenForBlue trees will be planted in suitable areas identified by Sappi and belonging to the company, including land near roadsides and between plantations. Planting trees on Sappi property also ensures that they will be properly looked after in order to fulfil their important function.GreenForBlue is linked to Sappi’s Sandisa Imvelo (Growing Nature) campaign for fighting climate change by planting more indigenous trees, and thus not only conserving the biodiversity and natural habitats of the areas where the company conducts operations, but also reducing its carbon footprint.Sappi says that South Africa’s indigenous biodiversity is particularly rich in all spheres – the country has more than 1 100 indigenous trees compared with the UK, which has less than 100. Sandisa Imvelo provides a focused platform for enhancing and appreciating this remarkable green heritage.Sandisa Imvelo will oversee the planning of 10 000 trees, on average, per growing season. Trees are sourced from the “Trees for Life” programme of the Wildlands Conservation Trust, which operates a series of a social development projects that help communities. The Trees for Life initiative draws on a network of participants, usually orphaned and vulnerable children, who grow indigenous trees to earn a livelihood. The children barter the trees for food, clothes, bicycles and other basic necessities, and the trees are planted out in greening or forest restoration projects.  One indigenous tree, says Sappi, will dispose of about 18kg of carbon dioxide annually. The company has calculated exactly how many trees are required to offset the gas emissions of each Volvo model. For instance, the Volvo C30 will require 11 trees to grow for 100 years to offset the amount of greenhouse gas produced over a distance of 100 000km (about five years). While the original trees might not last that long, they will propagate over time to form their own green area.Doing their bitSappi has a long and distinguished history in the area of conservation. Among the company’s achievements are the greening of avenues around Hector Peterson Memorial in Soweto with 1 000 trees; countrywide initiatives during annual Arbour Week; a R10-million ($2-million) investment in the Sappi/WWF TreeRoutes Partnership; establishing the initial capital for the Table Mountain Fund; and sponsorship of the rehabilitation of Newlands Forest in Cape Town.Volvo, meanwhile, contributes to the mitigation of carbon emissions from its products by funding the United Nations’ certified climate-neutral projects, such as renewable energy production in China and India. On 1 January 2008 the company put into place a policy that all electricity delivered to its plants in Sweden and Belgium is derived from hydropower, or green power.Cutting down on SA’s greenhouse gasesMoves are currently afoot to develop South Africa’s carbon capture and storage capabilities. A new initiative announced in October 2008 and supported by a number of major local corporates, aims to develop a carbon dioxide storage atlas in the Southern African region. An initial assessment of the project is due for publication by April 2010.South Africa as a country emits about 1% of the global total per year – this equates to around 400-million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) every year. The newly-launched carbon dioxide capture scheme entails removing the gas as it emerges from industrial flues, then compressing it under pressure into a liquid form and injecting it for storage into suitable geological formations such as spent oil and gas fields.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Janine Erasmus at [email protected] articlesSouth Africa’s geography Useful linksSappiVolvo South AfricaGreenForBlueSappi/WWF TreeRoutesWildlands Conservation Trustlast_img read more