For the last eight or nine years, a lot of the content around sales improvement, especially as it pertains to prospecting and discovery, has been about providing insights and ideas, as well as being more strategic. These ideas have been critical to the evolution of sales, especially for B2B salespeople engaged in the complex sale. It is not that these approaches are in any way incorrect, it is that some of us write and speak about them as if they are universal, and I include myself in this accusation.There is still a case for traditional discovery. There are still companies and stakeholders who benefit just as well from a prospective partner who asks questions to understand the areas where they are struggling. There are as many companies and people who are well aware of the challenges they have, who have really good ideas about what they need to make improvements, who need a partner to talk through how they might make those improvements, and who do not need to be compelled to change through a discovery process that allows them to discover something about themselves.The role of a salesperson, especially one who would like to be a strategic partner, and whom one day hopes to be considered a trusted advisor, is to serve their prospective client. Many times we start with the idea of a platonic client, a client that represents all clients. At the time of this writing, there is much work being done around buyer personas, mostly generated by looking at an individual’s title to determine how to engage with them. These are useful orienting generalizations, but they are just that, generalizations. Moreover, all generalizations, regardless of how useful, are lies (this statement itself is a generalization, meaning it is a lie). The generalization we have started from for the last decade is that our prospective clients are not compelled to change, and we need to start every discovery call with context for conversation around why they need to do something different now. The limit of an orienting generalization is that it isn’t universally true.The tension between certain ideas is where you can find real value. It’s critical that a salesperson generate strategic outcomes for their clients in a complex sale, but it’s equally vital that they be able to serve the individual stakeholders where they find them. Not every stakeholder is interested in understanding the strategic necessity to change before they talk about doing something different to improve the results. Some stakeholders benefit from a set of questions that help them understand how they can go about making things better, the choices that are available to them, and the trade-offs they may make.If I were to offer you a principle to guide your actions here, it would be to match your approach to what generates the greatest value for your prospective client. Get the Free eBook! Want to master cold calling? Download my free eBook! Many would have you believe that cold calling is dead, but the successful have no fear of the phone; they use it to outproduce their competitors. Download Now
football × India cricket captain Virat Kohli, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina, have found places in this year’s ESPN World Fame 100 list that made its debut last year.While Kohli is placed in the 13th spot and Dhoni in the 15th, Yuvraj and Raina have been ranked 90th and 95th respectively, said a media release here today.The top ranking sport personality is footballer Cristiano Ronaldo followed by NBA star Lebron James. Footballer Lionel Messi is followed by tennis ace Roger Federer.The ranking is based on a formula devised by ESPN director of sports analytics Ben Alamar, which combines endorsements, social media reach and other data to create a comparative ranking system.The ESPN World Fame 100 has been released today on ESPN digital editions in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela, and U.K., as well as in the U.S. on ESPN.com and ESPN Deportes, in Africa via KweseESPN, in India via ESPN.in and China via Tencent’s QQ Sports.The Top 10 athletes in the ESPN World Fame 100 are: Cristiano Ronaldo, LeBron James, Lionel Messi, Roger Federer, Phil Mickelson, Neymar, Usain Bolt, Kevin Durant, Rafael Nadal, Tiger WoodsFour Indian cricketers rank among the ESPN World Fame 100, including: Virat Kohli (13), Mahendra Singh Dhoni (15), Yuvraj Singh (90) and Suresh Raina (95). May 31, 2017 SHARE 3/3 cricket tennis BL01_IT_KOZHLI Bl07_ndmva_Bran+G3K13FK9D.3.jpg.jpg – PTI COMMENTS COMMENT Published on Jun 21, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Argentina midfielder Lionel Messi (10) before the match against the United States in the semifinals of the 2016 Copa America Centenario soccer tournament at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports – Reuters 1/3 sport Jun 21, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Argentina midfielder Lionel Messi (10) before the match against the United States in the semifinals of the 2016 Copa America Centenario soccer tournament at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports – Reuters 2/3 BL01_IT_KOZHLI SHARE SHARE EMAIL Bl07_ndmva_Bran+G3K13FK9D.3.jpg.jpg – PTI
# West Indies have won three and lost two out of five # West Indies have won three and lost two out of five matches contested against India in T20Is — success % 60.00. # India (192/2) have recorded their second highest total in World T20 next only to the 218 for four vs England at Durban on September 19, 2007. The total is the fourth highest in knock-out matches in World T20 next only to the 205 for four by West Indies vs Australia at Colombo (RPS) on October 5, 2012 and 197 for 7 by Australia vs Pakistan at Gros Islet on May 14, 2010 and West Indies 196 for three vs India at Mumbai on March 31, 2016. # The aforesaid score is Indias highest vs West Indies in T20Is, eclipsing the 159 for six at Port of Spain on June 4, 2011. # The match has produced runs per wicket average of 77.60 — the highest in any T20I, eclipsing the 75.20 in West Indies vs Bangladesh match at Dhaka on December 10, 2012. # India did not lose a wicket in the powerplays for the first time in the World T20 2016. The runs scored by them (66) in the powerplays are the most by India in the World T20 2016. # Virat Kohli has recorded three fifties in three innings in the knock-out matches to become the first batsman to record the distinction in World T20 — 72 not out in the semi-final vs South Africa at Dhaka on April 4, 2014; 77 in the final vs Sri Lanka at Dhaka on April 6, 2014 and 89 not out in the semi-final vs West Indies at Mumbai on March 31, 2016. # Kohlis superb innings is the highest individual score by an Indian batsman vs West Indies in T20Is, eclipsing the 67 by Yuvraj Singh at Lords on June 12, 2009. The said knock is the second highest in knock-out matches in World T20 next only to the 96 not out by Tillakaratne Dilshan vs West Indies at The Oval on June 19, 2009. # Kohlis aforesaid knock is his second highest in T20Is behind the 90 not out vs Australia at Adelaide on January 26, 2016. His tally of 16 innings of fifty-plus is a record in T20Is, overtaking the 15 each by Chris Gayle and Brendon McCullum. Kohli has emulated Gayles tally of nine innings of fifty-plus in World T20 as well. (MORE) PTI Cor CM CMadvertisement
Nothing succeeds like success. And Sakshi Malik’s welcome in her home-state Haryana proved just that. For years, Sakshi’s parents were questioned by the very people who feted her today as to why they were allowing their daughter to take up wrestling, traditionally considered a man’s sport. Her academy was criticised for letting women wrestle with men during training and practise. All that seemed to have faded into the background with Sakshi’s Rio glory taking centrestage today. (Sakshi Malik returns home to grand welcome)India’s Olympic Bronze medalist, Sakshi landed in Delhi early Wednesday morning around 3.30am. From there on she barely had time to herself. Totally immersed in the adulation pouring out on the streets of Haryana quite literally. From Delhi to her hometown Rohtak she made several pit-stops to be greeted by women and school children who had gathered to meet her. She was felicitated by the Haryana CM at Bahadurgarh around 9.30am and declared the state’s brand ambassador for ‘beti bacho, beti padao’ campaign. She was awarded Rs 2.5 crore by the state while two of her coaches were awarded Rs 10 lakh each.Streets were lined with hoardings welcoming Sakshi back home. Feasts were organised at both her maternal and paternal grandparents’ villages in Ismaila and Mokhra in Haryana. The entire villages were participants at the gala events. (Will work harder to win Gold at Tokyo Games: Sakshi Malik)Sakshi’s grandmother told India Today, “Sakshi has proved that girls are better than boys not just their equals.” She said she earnestly hoped that Sakshi’s victory will deter people from indulging in female foeticide, a crime Haryana has notoriously been associated with.advertisementWATCH VIDEO Clad in a dark blue jacket with tilak on her forehead, Sakshi herself showed little fatigue as she went from one spot to the next almost the entire day in an open top vehicle proudly displaying the Indian tricolor.Allowing people to click pictures with her and revelling in the glory, Sakshi did not disappoint anyone who wanted to catch a glimpse of the champion.She told India Today, she wants to sit down and eat some aloo paranthas (potato stuffed Indian bread) in peace since she has been on a strict diet for long. So, while Sakshi soaks in the success, it’s for the state to step up, encourage more women athletes and help shape many more Sakshis.
After rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo for OnePlus 3T and OnePlus 3 last month and for OnePlus 5 earlier this week, the OnePlus 5T is the only smartphone in the current lineup to still get the update. OnePlus promised that the update would hit OnePlus 5T phones early in 2018, and it looks to be true as the open beta program for Android Oreo is set to start soon for its latest flagship smartphone.OnePlus announced open beta for Android Oreo through its German Twitter account, tweeting (translated), “Christmas is over, but we still have a present for you! How about the Open Beta for Android Oreo on the #OnePlus5T?” The tweet notifies that open beta is now available, but OnePlus’ download page is yet to show a link. However, the tweet suggests that it could be available in the coming days days.OnePlus 5T owners interested in downloading the Android Oreo beta version should check-in regularly on the download page to see if the link is live. Other will have to wait a while longer for the stable OTA update to rollout, which is expected to happen sometime at the end of January. The 5T sports a 6-inch full-HD+ (1080×2160 pixel) 18:9 display and is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 835 processor with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. There is also an 8GB + 128GB variant available for Rs 37,999. The dual-SIM smartphone runs OxygenOS 4.7 based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat out-of-the-box and comes with a Face Unlock facial recognition feature as well.Notably, OnePlus 5 received the OxygenOS 5.0 based on Android 8.0 Oreo update earlier this week. The update picture-in-picture, autofill, notification channels, among other things. OnePlus also announced that it is going to bring OnePlus 5T’s Face Unlock to OnePlus 5 as well via a future update. As previously stated by the company, Project Treble will not be coming along with the Android 8.0 Oreo update to any of the models due to lack of storage partitioning.advertisement
Transfers No change on Sturridge’s Liverpool future, but Ings will stay – Klopp Joe Wright 23:46 1/26/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Transfers Liverpool Liverpool v West Bromwich Albion West Bromwich Albion FA Cup Jürgen Klopp Premier League The Reds boss admits there is still a possibility one out-of-favour frontman could leave Anfield amid strong links to Inter, West Ham and Sevilla Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is not aware of any developments on a possible exit for Daniel Sturridge and says the striker could be in the squad to face West Brom on Saturday.The England international, who has made only five starts in the Premier League this season, has been linked with loan moves to Inter, Sevilla and West Ham this month.However, with just days remaining of the transfer window, Klopp says Sturridge is no nearer leaving the club and could be involved in the FA Cup fourth-round clash at Anfield. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Asked if there were any developments on the 28-year-old’s future, Klopp told a news conference: “No. We didn’t speak about it so far. No [change]. Yes [he can be in squad].”One player Klopp does not intend to lose this month is Danny Ings, who has battled back to fitness following successive cruciate knee ligament injuries and hopes to make his first start under the German against the Baggies.”He’s in really good shape but I’ve nothing to say about the line-up,” said Klopp. “We’ve had a few players ill, not too serious, so I don’t know.”He’s doing really well and the fact we don’t give him a loan or something else shows our plans with him.”It’s a very difficult time for Danny, I can imagine. Physically, he’s completely there, I can’t remember the last [training] session Danny wasn’t involved in.”He’s still a young boy and has a lot of good years to come.”However, Klopp refused to rule out the prospect of some last-minute business for Liverpool as he wants to allow the entertainment of the rumour mill to continue into the middle of next week.Asked if there would be any further business, he replied: “It’s not really likely. Should I say ‘100 per cent no’ and kill all the rumours? No, I shouldn’t do that, let’s enjoy it for another four or five days.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
Other Galleries 4 images Sat, 12 Oct, 2019 Free Fire India Today League: Team Nawabzade win final and Rs 8.5 Lakh 4 images Thu, 10 Oct, 2019 IND vs SA, 2nd Test: Mayank Agarwal hundred put India on top on Day 1Other Photogallery CategoriesIndiaMoviesLifestyleTelevisionAdd new comment Your name * E-mail * The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Comment *More information about text formatsPlain textNo HTML tags allowed.Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.Lines and paragraphs break automatically.647×363: 483×271: 370×208: 170×96: 88×50: Section: 2019 Cricket World CupPackagesWorld Cup 2019PhotoCricket World Cup 2019SportsSportsCricket World Cup 2019Gallery Image: Image: Credit/Source: AP PhotoCaption: Ben Stokes shone in his World Cup debut with an all-round performance to fire England to a 104-run win over South AfricaSyndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: AP PhotoCaption: Ben Stokes took a stunning catch to dismiss Andile Phehlukwayo during England’s defence of 311 on ThursdaySyndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: AP PhotoCaption: Jofra Archer shone in his World Cup debut, rocking the South Africa batting unit with his pace. He finished with 3 wicketsSyndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: AP PhotoCaption: Imran Tahir became the first spinner to bowl the first over of the World Cup openerSyndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: AP PhotoCaption: Captain Eoin Morgan hit a half-century as England posted 311 in 50 overs vs South Africa in the World Cup openerSyndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: AP PhotoCaption: Hashim Amla retired hurt after getting a knock on his helmet in Jofra Archer’s over. He returned to bat but it wasn’t enough to South AfricaSyndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Tags: England vs South AfricaCricket World Cup 2019Ben StokesJofra ArcherHashim AmlaEoin MorganThe OvalSource type: photogallerySocial media integration: Facebook Instant ArticleShort description: World Cup 2019: England rode on Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer’s stunning performances to beat South Africa by 104 runs in the opening match at The Oval on Thursday.Syndicate: YesPreview_unique_id: preview_5d0cbd92827551561116050_1538928_editCommentContent Publish date: Thursday, May 30, 2019 – 22:30Story Extra Data: eyJzZWN0aW9uIjpbIjE4MDEwNjciLCIxNzkyNjIzIiwiMTIwODUyMSIsIjEyMDY1NTAiXSwiY2F0ZWdvcnkiOlsiMTIwODU2MSIsIjEyMDg1NjEiLCIxODA2NjYzIiwiMTgwODEyNiIsIjE4MDY2NjEiXX0=770×433: Short Headline: World Cup 2019: Hosts England off to a winning startApp headline: World Cup 2019: Hosts England off to a winning start
Canada has sent its Transportation Safety Board (TSB) team to investigate a possible grounding of a 49,000 dwt bulk carrier Kai Xuan at the Squamish terminal in British Columbia.The Marshall Islands-registered carrier reportedly came in contact with the bottom while approaching the terminal in the early hours of December 18.The 2012-built Kai Xuan, managed by Norwegian shipping company Grieg Star, was travelling from Nanaimo, Canada.Grieg Star said that a diver inspection had been carried out on the ship, revealing no concrete grounding evidence.There are no reports of injuries or pollution after the incident.World Maritime News Staff
Well-known musician and businessman Brian Doherty has been appointed Honorary Consul of Ireland with jurisdiction throughout Nova Scotia. Members of the Consular Corps represent their country’s interests while promoting mutually beneficial relationships. “Fostering positive and productive international relationships is an important objective of this government and honorary consuls play a key role in advancing our shared interests,” said Premier Darrell Dexter. “Mr. Doherty is an important figure in Nova Scotia’s music and business communities. We are very fortunate to have him in this role and I look forward to working together.” “I’m delighted and humbled by my appointment as Nova Scotia’s first Honorary Irish Consul and look forward to working with the province and the Irish diaspora in fostering and developing greater economic and cultural links with Ireland,” said Mr. Doherty. In recent years, Nova Scotia has increased economic links with Ireland in strategic areas including renewable energy, clean technology, digital media services, culture and financial services. Nova Scotia has also welcomed visiting dignitaries from Ireland and Nova Scotia officials have participated in missions to Ireland to advance mutual interests in immigration, air transport, tidal energy and aquaculture. “I am delighted that Brian Doherty has been appointed as Ireland’s first Honorary Consul of Ireland in Nova Scotia. The province of Nova Scotia and Ireland have enjoyed a long and close relationship and today’s appointment marks a further major step in strengthening these bonds,” said Ray Bassett, Ambassador of Ireland to Canada. “I greatly look forward to working with Brian in his new post. Brian has been working for many years to build bridges between Nova Scotia and Ireland and richly deserves this new honour.” Mr. Doherty is president and owner of The Old Triangle Alehouse, president of Music Nova Scotia, the Irish Society and of Eastern Entertainment Agency Inc. He has been a member of the musical duo Evans and Doherty for 26 years. An honorary consular officer is a voluntary position. The appointment is for three years and is renewable. There are 30 members in the Consular Corps of Nova Scotia.
We are very carefully considering whether we should try and exhibit them againDanny Reynolds, Exmoor Zoo “The protozoan pathogen cannot be easily identified in the blood of the penguins and dies very quickly so it cannot be seen with blood samples,” he said.”Unfortunately, all drugs given from pathological reports had no effect and it is now known that once the malaria is contracted even the anti-malarial drugs cannot help the infected bird but the drugs can stop other penguins from contracting the disease.”The problem for us was that our penguins were in summer moult, with skin exposed and typically do not feed well or regularly during this natural period of feather replacement which hid the symptoms.”Fond farewells have now been said to the colony of penguins – named Buster, Newquay, Ludo, Percy, Lemmy, Truddle, Owlie, Blossom, Friendly and Arthur. The zoo said it was considering whether to replace the birds and have a new penguin exhibition.Mr Reynolds added: “Exmoor Zoo has always had penguins on display and we are very carefully considering whether we should try and exhibit them again.”Avian malaria can be carried by all wild birds and, although is not infectious to people or wild birds, penguins have never had to build an immunity to it as they live on or near the sea where the insects that carry the disease do not occur.The Exmoor Zoo birds are not the first to contract the pathogen, with Flamingo Land in Yorkshire and Longleat in Wiltshire also having experienced the disease – a pathogen which lives in the blood of its hosts and is usually spread by mosquitoes or biting midges from the host bird. A zoo is considering giving up its penguin display after staff were left heartbroken at an outbreak of malaria that killed every bird.Exmoor Zoo in Devon said all 10 of the birds had died from a quick and devastating outbreak of avian malaria.There have been penguins at the zoo, near Bratton Fleming, since it opened in 1982, and some of the birds that died are the offspring of the original birds.Danny Reynolds, living collection manager at the zoo, said that despite the best efforts of vets and staff – some of whom had hand-reared the birds from birth – the outbreak could not be halted. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
OGM : des militants envahissent un site de MonsantoCe lundi matin très tôt, une centaine de militants anti-OGM ont envahi un site du géant américain Monsanto situé à Trèbes, dans l’Aube. Ils ont déversé des sacs de maïs MON 810, une variété dont ils réclament l’interdiction en France.Un site du géant américain de l’agrochimie Monsanto situé à Trèbes dans l’Aube, a été envahi ce lundi matin à l’aube par une centaine de militants de la Confédération paysanne et des Faucheurs volontaires. Comme le rapporte l’AFP, ils ont déversé sur le sol d’un entrepôt dans lequel ils ont réussi à s’introduire malgré la présence de gendarmes vers 6h30, des sacs de maïs MON810, une variété dont ils réclament l’interdiction en France. Au-dessus du tas de maïs répandu sur le sol, les anti-OGM ont déployé une banderole sur laquelle on pouvait lire : “zone OGM”.À lire aussiEt si des plantes bioluminescentes étaient en passe de détrôner les lampadaires ?”On a fait une inspection citoyenne du centre de conditionnement de semences de Monsanto et on s’est rendu compte que Monsanto est en train conditionner du maïs OGM pour le vendre à ses clients, alors que le ministre nous a dit qu’il avait donné instruction aux semenciers de ne pas distribuer de semences OGM Mon 810 car le gouvernement allait l’interdire”, s’est insurgé Jean Sabench, de la Confédération paysanne. Il est selon lui urgent d’obtenir cette interdiction promise, les semis devant commencer dans un mois. “On demande que le ministère de l’Agriculture prenne un arrêté immédiat interdisant le MON 810. Ils ont fait des déclarations en ce sens il y a deux mois, mais on ne voit rien venir” déplore le militant. En vigueur depuis 2008, le moratoire sur les cultures OGM en France a été invalidé par la Cour européenne de justice de Luxembourg et le Conseil d’Etat en mars dernier. Le gouvernement avait alors annoncé sa volonté de mettre en place un nouveau moratoire. Une intention réaffirmée en novembre dernier par Nicolas Sarkozy.Le 23 janvier 2012 à 18:19 • Maxime Lambert
The Vancouver Police Department, looking to bolster its volunteer program, is accepting applications for Neighbors on Watch through Jan. 24. The volunteer group augments police efforts by patrolling neighborhoods on foot, bike or by vehicle to help search for missing people, locate stolen vehicles and aid detectives on special projects. Volunteers act as visible, non-confrontational crime prevention and detection. Within the past two years, Neighbors on Watch volunteers located 77 stolen automobiles.Currently, there are 100 volunteers that participate in the program, but agency spokeswoman Kim Kapp said they are hoping to get that number to 300. Applicants for the training program must be U.S. citizens who live in Vancouver, can pass a background investigation and can dedicate four hours a month to public safety and crime prevention. Those interested should contact Vancouver Police Volunteer Coordinator Kelly Cheney at 360-487-7490, or visit Vancouver Police Department.
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Rizvi AhmedBNP senior joint secretary Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Wednesday said there is a speculation among people that the government may take a move to remove chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha creating a ground of his mental illness, reports UNB.”The government has been in deep agony following the Supreme Court verdict’s observation that the country is now under the grip of misrule for lack the rule of law and the corruption is widespread here. That’s why it has become restless and reckless,” said the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leader.Speaking at a discussion, he further said, “Discussions are there among people whether the government is going ahead with an ill motive to remove the chief justice saying he is mentally sick.”Bangladesh National Awami Party-Bangladesh (Nap) arranged the programme at the National Press Club, marking its ex-chairman and former minister Shafiqul Gani Swapan’s eight death anniversary.Rizvi said the government wants a person like the current Chief Election Commissioner (Nurul Huda) for the post of Chief Justice. “They’re angry as the current Chief Justice is not like that type of person. So, they’re now trying to remove him.”He said the government has got upset by the 16th amendment verdict as it has depicted its misrule and the country’s appalling situation. “That’s why they’re issuing various threats to remove the Chief Justice.”The BNP leader said the government has started playing a game with public life by snatching their all the basic rights.He also accused the government of trying to control the media and suppress the opposition to perpetuate its power.Referring to Awami League leader Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh’s demand for resignation of Attorney General Mahbubey Alam, Rizvi said the ruling party has got so unnerved that it is now seeking the removal of its very trusted person.He said the Attorney General has long been working devotedly to keep BNP leaders and activists in jail whenever they get arrested. “The country never got such a loyal Attorney General. Alas! An Awami League MP is seeking his resignation.”Rizvi warned that Fazle Noor Taposh may seek the resignation of prime minister Sheikh Hasina one day.
More information: Musical rhythm spectra from Bach to Joplin obey a 1/f power law, by Daniel Levitin, Parag Chordia, and Vinod Menon, PNAS, 2012. Credit: Wikipedia. Explore further © 2011 PhysOrg.com Is that Mozart or a machine? Software can compose music in classical, pop or jazz styles One-over-f equations describe the relative frequency of things that happen over time and can be used to describe such naturally occurring events as annual river flooding or the beating of a human heart. They have been used to describe the way pitch is used in music as well, but until now, no one has thought to test the idea that they could be used to describe the rhythm of the music too.To find out if this is the case, Levitin and his team analyzed (by measuring note length line by line) close to 2000 pieces of classical music from a wide group of noted composers. In so doing, they found that virtually every piece studied conformed to the power law. They also found that by adding another variable to the equation, called a beta, which was used to describe just how predictable a given piece was compared to other pieces, they could solve for beta and find a unique number of for each composer. After looking at the results as a whole, they found that works written by some classical composers were far more predictable than others, and that certain genres in general were more predictable than others too. Beethoven was the most predictable of the group studied, while Mozart was the least of the bunch. And symphonies are generally far more predictable than Ragtimes with other types falling somewhere in-between. In solving for beta, the team discovered that they had inadvertently developed a means for calculating a composer’s unique individual rhythm signature. In speaking with the university news group at McGill, Levitin said, “this was one of the most unanticipated and exciting findings of our research.”Another interesting aspect of the research is that because the patterns are based on the power law, the music the team studied shares the same sorts of patterns as fractals, i.e. elements in the rhythm that occur the second most often happen only half as often, the third, just a third as often and so forth. Thus, it’s not difficult to imagine music in a fractal patterns that are unique to individual composers. Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Citation: Researchers find classical musical compositions adhere to power law (2012, February 21) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-02-classical-musical-compositions-adhere-power.html (PhysOrg.com) — A team of researchers, led by Daniel Levitin of McGill University, has found after analyzing over two thousand pieces of classical music that span four hundred years of history, that virtually all of them follow a one-over-f (1/f) power distribution equation. He and his team have published the results of their work in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
The petrol price will increase by 88 cents per litre for 95 octane from Wednesday.This will take the price for 95 octane in inland areas to R12.62. In coastal areas, 95 octane will cost R12.39. The price of diesel will increase by between 95.7 and 97.7 cents per litre‚ while paraffin will cost 76 cents a litre more.The department said the increase included the higher fuel levies.The Minister of Finance announced that the fuel levy on petrol and diesel would increase by 30 cents per litre with effect from April 6 during his budget speech. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter why not join us there?
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Reddick understands much of this weekend is about the coaches throwing as much as they can at players in an effort to see who can learn quickly and improve their game.“To see who’s really going home and studying, who really wants to be here,” he said. “You get to weed out who’s just out here and who’s seriously trying to make a living.”Though his roster spot is not exactly up for debate, Reddick plants himself squarely in the latter group. He is trying to be a leader on the field because, as he said, it is his job, both as a middle linebacker and a first-round draft pick.He won’t get it all down in one practice, but with his first on-field experience as a Cardinal in the books, the former Temple star is pleased.“Very nice, just to see how things are going to go, what’s being expected of you, what’s the tempo like, what mistakes you’re making,” he said. “So that you can try to come back and correct them the next day.”Impressive startsOverall, Arians said on Friday he was very impressed with his group, with the team’s draft choices as well as some undrafted free agents and tryout players catching his eye. “Larry, from Colorado State Pueblo, wide receiver — I gotta get his last name yet — but I learned his first name already, so that’s a really good thing.“And Carlton, from Rutgers, looked really good; the two wideouts. A couple of the corners broke on balls really well. Budda (Baker) showed his ball skills.”The “Larry” Arians was referring to is Larry Clark (pictured), a 6-foot-3, 182-pound player who is in town on a tryout. In five games for the ThunderWolves last season, he caught 22 passes for 248 yards and four touchdowns.Taking a look for down the roadOne of the more interesting players in rookie camp is Air Force linebacker Ryan Watson.Practicing on a tryout basis, even if the coaches are impressed and the Cardinals would like to keep him around, he could not join the team for another two years.According to a rule handed down in late April by the United States Air Force to the Academy, all cadets must serve two years of active duty before they earn “ready reserve” status, at which point they could enter professional sports.“I think it’s dumb,” Arians said of the rule.Be that as it may, Watson, who notched 99 career tackles along with 16 sacks, one pass breakup, one forced fumble and a fumble recovery, could not possibly suit up for the Cardinals — or any other team — until 2019. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Arizona Cardinals first round draft pick Haason Reddick works out during an NFL football rookie minicamp at the team’s training facility, Friday, May 12, 2017, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) TEMPE, Ariz. — About this time last year, Robert Nkemdiche’s first practice of rookie minicamp raised some eyebrows.As you might recall, afterwards Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said the first-round pick “was killing people in walk-through” and was “bench-pressing linemen already.”For a variety of reasons, that did not foreshadow a dominant initial campaign for the defensive lineman. “Like always, I’ll only answer questions about guys on our team,” the coach said. “So you can put the pen away. If the guy’s not on our team, don’t ask me a question.”And that was that.Follow Adam Green on Twitter Comments Share As he told ESPN.com’s Josh Weinfuss, having to wait will be very tough, but he pointed out that he went to the United States Air Force Academy, so the easy road is not one he is familiar with anyway.“Oh, it’s definitely a tease,” he said. “But I’d rather be here than not be here, so I’m blessed to have the opportunity. I will never be upset coming in here and leaving.”At this point, Watson is trying to soak it all in while the Cardinals and their coach are just hoping to learn more about him.“Just give him a good look and give him the opportunity, he’s earned it,” Arians said. “I love working with the service guys and giving them that chance.“And you never know, they’ll impress you enough that you’ll think about them two years from now.”One final thought — sort of — on Daryl WashingtonYou knew it was going to come up.After the Cardinals surprisingly released recently-reinstated linebacker Daryl Washington on Thursday, Friday was the first chance to ask any of the team’s decisionmakers about what transpired.Expecting it, Arians pivoted mid-point while talking about players who impressed him in rookie camp with a quote most could have anticipated. And, on Friday, a similar occurrence happened with Arizona’s 2017 first-round pick, linebacker Haason Reddick.Playing middle linebacker after primarily being an edge rusher in college, the No. 13 overall pick in the draft caught Arians’ eye.“He tried to make a damn tackle,” Arians said. “And flying across the field and trying to get an interception.“But like I always say, I’d rather say ‘woah’ than ‘sick ’em,’ and he looked natural at the position.”This early, that’s a good sign.Because while pretty much every player on the field this weekend in Tempe is learning a new system, Reddick is at the disadvantage of doing so while at an unfamiliar role in the defense.“It’s very tough, it’s very tough,” he said of learning a new position at the same time as a different defense. “But I’m dedicated. I’m going to be in here watching film, getting in there with Coach (Larry) Foote, making sure that I’m learning.“I’m looking forward to being the biggest impact this season and getting out there and making some plays, so I’m definitely out here and I’m taking it seriously.”
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application to the FSA Miller said the agency has been approving applications the same day"We are making it a high priority" he saidOnce an application is approved the interested party must come and collect the hay themselves The CRP land is free to enrolled parties Grand Forks farmer Paul Sproule received such a call last week and said the application has been completed and the western North Dakota rancher will come soon to collect the hayHaugen said NDSU Extension has been aiding in the drought and CRP efforts by identifying plant species in reserve areas to see if the plants are suitable to feed livestock’Timely rains’Grand Forks is slightly under its average annual rainfall but the region is right around normal levels thanks to sporadic storms"We’ve had those timely rains" Haugen saidGrand Forks received nearly 4 inches of rain June 28 and has been hit with more thunderstorms and scattered showers than other regionsNational Weather Service meteorologist Greg Gust said Grand Forks is just below—by 0087 inches—its normal annual rainfall but is slightly ahead of typical precipitation since June 1The late June storm essentially carried the local wheat crop Gust said"That pushed us to at or above normal precipitation" he saidFargo is currently 48 inches below its typical annual rainfall Gust said and 265 inches below normal since June 1Minot is currently 587 inches below its normal rainfall levels according to a recent weather service report Bismarck is 495 inches below normalGust said some of the Drought Monitor class D-4 or exceptional drought areas in western North Dakota and eastern Montana represent the worst droughts those areas have seen in 100 yearsThe eastern portion of North Dakota is less susceptible to drought conditions Gust said largely because of clay-based soil and about 6 inches more in annual rainfall While it can take a while for drought conditions to develop in the Red River Valley western North Dakota easily slips into drought This year a lack of snowfall after the new year in southwest North Dakota and less spring precipitation than normal led to extreme drought"We can go a couple inches below normal on this (eastern) part of the state and not notice it" he said "Out west the difference shows up fast"But additional rain in Grand Forks in the coming week or so will be critical for local farmers"A lot of the plants corn especially is at that point where it needs a lot of water now just to finish up to get a good yield" Haugen saidMiller said about another inch of rain in the next couple weeks would put Grand Forks farmers in a good spot They started to receive some of that rain Friday afternoon and more is expected early next week"We’re going to need some rain if we’re going to get that maximum yield" Haugen saidAs property values have increased the past year the value of a mill which is the unit used to set the property tax rate has increasedWith the 061 mill decrease the total amount of money the Grand Forks Park District 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