Ferdinand recalls triumph as QPR aim to shock Man Utd

first_imgThe Sun and Daily Mirror both pick up on comments by Anton Ferdinand, who was part of the West Ham team that avoided the drop by winning at Manchester United in 2007.Ferdinand’s QPR side are massive underdogs ahead of their Easter Sunday trip to Old Trafford, but the defender believes that they too can cause an upset.He said: “One of the highlights of my career was going there with West Ham and beating them to stay in the Premier League.“It was fantastic. We defended for our lives – not many people keep a clean sheet there, let alone win the game. Results like that show it can be done.“When it comes to a relegation battle, it is not about form, it’s about mentality. As long as we keep it tight at the back, there’s no reason why we can’t unlock their defence at the other end.”Click here for the Man Utd v QPR quiz – can you score more than 7/10?Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

“Zero Emission” GC234PG Geocache of the Week – March 14, 2011

first_imgNear the geocache “Zero Emission”The icy, austere beauty of Antarctica is home to one of the most remote geocaches on the globe. “Zero Emission” (GC234PG) challenges adventurers to brave a journey to the bottom of the world to find the traditional cache. Leovinci81 placed the small geocache in January of 2010 outside a Belgian research station.Leovinci81 explains the story on the cache page for Zero Emission: “I created this geocache for people to find in one of the greatest places I ever visited. During the first quarter of 2010 I visited the Belgian research station on Antarctica.“After the first explorers Adrienne de Gerlache & A. Cook, 110 years later, Belgium returned to the South Pole with the team of Alain Hubert.   It’s the first zero emission research station on South Pole, running on solar and wind power.”Belgium research stationThe difficulty three, terrain five cache waits patiently in its extreme environment for the next geocacher. Could it be you?Continue your exploration of some of the most engaging geocaches from around the world. Explore all the Geocaches of the Week on our blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.com.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedNo Further South From Here — Geocache of the WeekJanuary 31, 2018In “Community”Getting warmer… — Fire and Ice (GC4TXB2) — Geocache of the WeekJanuary 8, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”Selfie Letterbox — Geocache of the WeekMay 23, 2018In “Community”last_img read more

Iran’s “Cyber Army” Hacks Voice of America

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market curt hopkins Tags:#Breaking#Government#news#NYT#web Iran’s regime-controlled hackers have broken into a number of websites run by the U.S.government broadcasting organization Voice of America and changed their landing pages. This was confirmed by Iran’s semi-official state news agency, Fars. The sites were reported to have been restored to normal but at last check the main English language site was still hacked. As well as the English version, those in Azeri, Dari, Pashtun, and Urdu languages, carry, or did carry, the image of a machine gun, an Iranian flag and an anti-American statement. This is an important proof of concept for the idea that any tool a “dissident” group like Anonymous can use can be also be used by a government with the will and the know-how to do so.According to Voice of America itself:“VOA executives said the hackers did not penetrate any of the government-funded agency’s computer networks. They did gain entry to an outside computer system that operates a domain name server – a database of Internet addresses available worldwide – and redirected VOA traffic to the hackers’ own site.”It was done because of VOA’s “anti-Islamic stand,” claimed the Fars Agency.“The move came in response to the false reports released by the VOA and other websites on the spread and progress of seditious moves in Iran. VOA and its affiliates have long been supporting anti-Islamic Republic groups and sought to provoke unrests in Iran.”The attack started Monday evening is lasting into today.This is far from the first time this Iranian group has hacked a site. Last January, they broke into the Chinese search engine Baidu, also redirecting it to a political message. The month before, they broke into Twitter. center_img Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

Something More Than Competent

first_imgI love Toastmasters. If you want to learn to speak in public, there isn’t a better place to start. You only get better at speaking in public by speaking in public. While I was in the program, I saw some amazing transformations. You would know two other members of this club: Lewis Howes and Sarah Storer.What I didn’t like was the name of the first level of achievement. The words “competent communicator” always struck me as not being the right name for the achievement, even if accurate. Though competent comes before excellence, no one should aim to be competent, especially not someone who works in sales.ExpertiseOn a recent interview, I was asked to share a secret to success in sales (even though there are no secrets, everything being well-known and documented, and the real differentiator being the willingness to do what most others refuse to do). Even though it isn’t a secret, there isn’t much conversation about the need to become an expert. Being competent isn’t a competitive advantage, but being an expert surely is.When you say the word expert, many people believe that they need to be an expert in their business. It is true that you need to study and become an expert in your industry. You also need to know everything that you do different, why you deviate from your competitors, and how those differences make a difference. All of this is good and necessary.Others believe the word expert means they need to be an expert in their client’s businesses, a task that can prove more difficult. You have to work hard to learn how your client’s think about their businesses, but good questions can help you learn from all the contacts you meet with while you are selling. You can bend the learning curve in your direction if you do the work.The BorderlineWhere you need to be an expert is on the borderline where your business and your client’s business come together. The real expertise is knowing enough about your business and your client’s business to be able to provide advice worth taking. You have to understand why your client should change, and how they should change, while also possessing the experience of knowing how to help them produce the better future they are capable of achieving with your help.Competency is merely a milestone on the way to expert. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more