Are you asking the right questions?

first_imgWhen leaders ask questions, they usually have one of four main objectives in mind: to understand, assess, innovate or motivate. That’s according to The L Group co-founder Lee Colan. But the way we ask purposeful questions can affect whether we gain understanding or walk away empty-handed.Colan puts it this way: “There is rarely a right answer to a wrong question.”In a recent post, he suggests asking questions that will help you better understand your employees, rather than just a project or process. For example: continue reading » 18SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Binghamton University offers resources to help students adjust to virtual classes

first_imgJulia Milewski, the Assistant Director for Student Transition and Success, and Success Coach, says the center is there for all types of students’ needs like time management, study skills, and tutoring, just to name a few. Milewski also stressed the importance of staying engaged, especially at a time when continuously being online and on zoom conference calls can be fatiguing. VESTAL (WBNG) — As college students continue to navigate through the fall semester, Binghamton University is reminding its students that the school has many resources available to help with the transitions.center_img She also highlighted other initiatives the University is offering to connect students both from off and on campus, and stresses the importance of using the University’s resources.last_img read more

Maersk Signs Compliant Fuel Deal with PBF Logistics

first_imgDanish shipping major Maersk has signed an agreement with PBF Logistics, which would deliver 10% of its annual fuel demand ahead of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 2020 global sulphur regulation.Under the deal, Maersk would source and PBFX would process crude oil at CPI Operations LLC, a PBF Logistics LP terminal facility in New Jersey, United States. This would enable Maersk Oil Trading to supply IMO 2020-compliant 0.5% marine fuel to its customers on the US East Coast.Annual production will be around 1.25 million metric tonnes (mt), the equivalent of around 10% of A.P. Moller – Maersk’s annual fuel demand.“This processing agreement forms a cornerstone in Maersk’s fuel sourcing strategy for the IMO 2020 sulphur cap,” Niels Henrik Lindegaard, Head of Maersk Oil Trading, said.“The vast majority of our fleet will comply with the regulation through use of compliant low sulfur fuels. With the capability to produce and store compliant low sulfur fuel on the U.S. East Coast we take control of the fuel supply in a key maritime hub for us. We will continue our drive to ensure compliance in all geographies come 2020.”In August 2018, Maersk and Vopak signed a leasing agreement for storage of 2.3 million mt 0.5% compliant fuel, equivalent of around 20% of Maersk’s annual fuel demand, at the Vopak Europoort Terminal in Rotterdam.last_img read more

Umpiring Baseball

first_imgThe other day I was watching a Youth League baseball championship game.  It was a great contest between two very good young baseball teams.  Unfortunately, the game ended on a sour note.I have umpired many ball games in the past and know how tough it is to make calls on the field.  One thing I learned–unless it is very obvious, you never change a call.  You make a decision quickly and stand by it.  When you hesitate and then reverse a call, you let yourself open for criticism.In this game, the call was perceived as the 3rd out in the final inning and the young men on the field started their celebration.  Later they found out that the decision had been reversed and the player was called safe.  After this, the other team tied the game and won in extra innings.Again, I don’t think there would have been any controversy had the call stood and the game ended.  After all, there is no replay in amateur baseball.last_img read more

Ronaldo marks Juve’s Serie A title with new £8.5m Bugatti Centodieci

first_img Limited to 236 miles-per-hour, the Italian beast boasts an 8-litre, W16 engine capable of steaming out 1,600 horsepower. If Ronaldo is ever late to training, he will be pleased to know he can blast from 0 to 60mph in just 2.4 seconds. read also:Ronaldo models Juventus latest home kit as iconic stripes return The Centodieci is the more refined version of Bugatti’s Chiron, which the star also owns after splashing £2.15m on the hypercar. And this new model comes with an incredible level of exclusivity with only ten being built. If that is what Ronaldo buys himself to celebrate a league title, imagine what he will splurge on if Juve can win the Champions League – from a goal down to Lyon ahead of next month’s last-16 second leg. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly completed his own summer signing – an £8.5million Bugatti Centodieci. After months of rumours, the Juventus star is now said to have finalised his mega purchase following his second Scudetto triumph. The Old Lady swooped to their ninth consecutive league title with Ronaldo helping himself to 31 goals from 33 outings thus far. According to Tuttosport, the 35-year-old can toast to his success with his brand new Bugatti. With the car now described as officially purchased, Ronaldo will still have to wait until 2021 to take delivery of his new motor. The Bugatti will be painted black-and-white to honour the forward’s successful stint in Turin – which shocked the world when arranged in 2018.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo6 Most Unforgettable Bridges In The WorldWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Top Tastiest Foods From All Over The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombslast_img read more

Delphi double murder tips continue to roll in

first_imgDelphi, In. — Since the news briefing on April 22, 2019, the Multi-Agency Task Force has received over 2,600 emails, 506 calls to the tip line and an additional 145 calls and or walk-ins to local police departments and state police posts around the state.  The total amount since the inception of the email and tip line is over 42,000.Please remember that we are looking for information that could lead to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who committed this crime. Please refrain from sending investigative information.  Tips on possible suspects or information that can lead to the closure of the case is what we are looking for.Be specific as possible to a descriptionName and age if possibleA connection to Delphi and that person’s location or address at this timeLeaving information on how we can contact you for possible clarification of your tip is helpful but not requiredTips can remain anonymousIf you have a tip, no matter how insignificant you feel it might be, contact us by email at or phone at 844-459-5786.last_img read more

CDC: Coronavirus could be around through all of 2020

first_imgIn an interview with CNN, CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield said that coronavirus could be around for the entire duration of 2020 as the CDC prepares for the possibility of a widespread infection.In China thousands have been infected, and hundreds have died.As of right now, there has only been 15 confirmed cases in the United States. Eight in California; two in Illinois; and one in Arizona, Washington, Massachusetts, Wisconsin and Texas.Redfield says that there is a possibility of it becoming a “community virus,” aggressively monitoring those with suspected and confirmed cases buys the CDC time while they figure out what to do.Health officials still do not know how coronavirus is spread, and there is no cure.last_img read more

BBL: Dale Steyn, Coulter-Nile named in Melbourne Stars squad

first_imgMelbourne: South Africa pace spearhead Dale Steyn and Australia’s Nathan Coulter-Nile has been named in the 13-man Melbourne Stars squad for the upcoming match against Adelaide Strikers in the ongoing edition of the Big Bash League (BBL). Steyn, who retired from Test cricket in August, was in October cleared by Cricket South Africa to play six matches in what will be his debut season in the Australian T20 league. However, he had indicated that there is an option to extend that period if he is not selected for South Africa’s limited-overs series against England in February. The right-arm pacer was recently bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore (IPL) for the next season of the Indian Premier League (IPL).Meanwhile, Coulter-Nile was brought by Mumbai Indians at the auction held in Kolkata on December 19.The Stars have won their first two games and will be looking for their third win when they take on the Strikers at the Metricon Stadium on Friday night.Stars squad: Glenn Maxwell (c), Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ben Dunk, Peter Handscomb, Clint Hinchliffe, Sandeep Lamichhane, Nick Larkin, Nic Maddinson, Dale Steyn, Marcus Stoinis, Daniel Worrall, Adam Zampa. IANSAlso Read: Indian pace attack currently best in Test cricket: Dale SteynAlso Watch: Public meeting on Protection of the indigenous communities held in Tinsukialast_img read more

Gullikson calms Badgers to Big Ten road victory

first_imgSTATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Kevin Gullikson was sweating buckets in addition to assisting on them.Following the Badgers’ 71-58 victory at Penn State Wednesday night, the sophomore forward stood against the wall outside his locker room and coughed. He attributed it to a winter cold. But whatever the infection, Gullikson’s teammates certainly caught it.Leading 42-41 through 27 minutes, No. 4 Wisconsin was searching for a separation they had yet to find. But with Joe Krabbenhoft sent to the bench and Marcus Landry in foul trouble, UW head coach Bo Ryan stuck with a small lineup and inserted Gullikson at the five. What happened next was a 21-8 Wisconsin run jumpstarted by Gullikson’s block of Jamelle Cornley and three consecutive Badgers 3-pointers that busted up the Nittany Lions’ zone defense. Wisconsin (23-2, 9-1) used the run to ultimately put away Penn State (10-12, 1-8) at the Bryce-Jordan Center. “Well, yeah, it can come in bunches,” said Ryan. “And that’s why I had that group on the floor at the end of the game.”Kevin Gullikson was the biggest reason for [UW using the clock well], because he just made good decisions with the ball, and he was a very calming effect.”The pivotal scoring stretch began with a long arching 3-pointer by Jason Bohannon. Two Michael Flowers long-distance daggers from opposite sides of the court quickly followed over the next two possessions.”It was very vital,” senior guard Kammron Taylor said. “They were on a run, and they kind of slowed what we were doing on offense. For Mike to do what he did and step up to hit those two 3s, you know, back-to-back, and then contain Claxton, was huge for us.” After that, the sky opened for the Badgers’ national player of the year candidate as he took to the paint. Alando Tucker scored eight consecutive Wisconsin points and finished with a game-high 24 on 9-of-19 shooting.Gullikson hustled to tip out a Taylor miss that was eventually scooped up by Bohannon and dealt to Tucker down low for a layup and a foul. The senior leader converted on the free throw and followed it up the next time down the court by storming the baseline and connecting on a reverse layup in addition to drawing another foul. After Tucker converted that free throw, the Badgers led 59-47, and the advantage would never again fall below double digits. Cornley led the Nittany Lions, who have now lost eight straight games, with 20 points on 9-of-16 shooting. But nobody was able to match Wisconsin down the final stretch, as Penn State looked out of rhythm in trying to work from behind. Star junior Geary Claxton was held to 13 points on 4-of-13 shooting. The Nittany Lions did manage to counterpunch any time the Badgers made an early run. Wisconsin led by seven in the first half, but Penn State twice pulled within a point after the break. The Lions lead the Big Ten on the offensive glass; and it was those second chances that kept them clawing back many times. Penn State also entered the night shooting a dismal 39 percent from the field in its last six games, while allowing its opponents to connect at a 52 percent clip. The numbers were not quite that skewed Wednesday, but UW did hit 58 percent of its field goals in the second half. Wisconsin also finished with 18 assists to just nine turnovers, something Ryan was especially pleased about. Flowers, in particular, contributed six assists without a giveaway in addition to his 12 points. Yet, that performance alone did not suit Flowers. “I’m kind of disappointed,” Flowers said. “I would have liked to have, you know, 12 points, six assists, seven rebounds, like three or four steals. The steals part didn’t really come through on defense.”That response echoed Gullikson’s earlier appraisal of his “calming effect.””I don’t know,” Gullikson said with a blush. “I just, I don’t know.”Their teammates and coach seemed happy with the performances, however. As did Tucker, who was on the receiving end of two of Gullikson’s three assists and one from Flowers.Tucker’s 24 points leaves him at 1,999 for his career, all but ensuring he will be eclipse the 2,000 barrier in front of his home crowd. He said following the game he was not aware how close he was, but that his teammates cautioned him to pick up the historic basket in Madison.He will get the chance to become the second Badger ever to do so when the Iowa Hawkeyes visit the Kohl Center Saturday.last_img read more

Prosecutors will not charge Don Hill, Osa Masina with assault

first_imgFormer USC linebackers Osa Masina and Don Hill will not be criminally prosecuted in Los Angeles for sexual assault, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office said Tuesday.Masina and Hill were suspended from the football team in September after a woman claimed that they forced intercourse. The woman said she was in a state where she had no control over her body.Masina argued that the act was consensual and that Hill did not have sex with the victim. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office stated in a release on Tuesday that there is “insufficient evidence” to prove that the victim was unable to legally consent. This is due to the delay between the incident and the report by the victim, meaning that there is no physical evidence or toxicology reports.Hill is cleared of charges, as there is no evidence of any subsequent instances of assault.Masina, on the other hand, will still stand trial in Salt Lake City for allegedly sexually assaulting the same 19-year-old woman in Utah two weeks after she said she was assaulted in Los Angeles.The alleged victim and Masina attended the same party in their mutual hometown of Salt Lake City in July.After consuming alcohol and illicit substances, the woman said she fell asleep in the basement of the house and awoke to Masina raping her. Masina will face first-degree rape and forced sodomy charges at the trial, which is scheduled for June 26.last_img read more