The Mechanics of Preventing Procrastination

first_imgThe Atlantic:Procrastination is, in essence, stealing from yourself. The reason goals are so hard to reach, many psychologists think, is because each person believes they are really two people: Present Me and Future Me. And to most people, Future Me is much less important than Present Me. Present Me is the CEO of Me Corp, while Future Me is a lowly clerk.“Instead of delaying gratification,” people “act as if they prefer their current self’s needs and desires to those of their future self,” write psychologists Neil Lewis of the University of Michigan and Daphna Oyserman of the University of Southern California in a new study in Psychological Science. Why put that money in your 401(k) when you want those shoes now? Why not eat that cupcake today when swimsuit season is still a good six weeks away?Read the whole story: The Atlantic More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

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Intel and Qualcomm Collaborate on 60 GHz 802.11ad WiGig Ecosystem

first_img802.11ad WiGig represents an important step in the evolution of Wi-Fi, enabling new user capabilities such as wire-equivalent docking and high-quality, low-latency video streaming, multimedia kiosks, while bringing a step increase in network capacity, and much more.Intel and Qualcomm Atheros have successfully demonstrated multi-gigabit interoperability between their respective 802.11ad WiGig solutions, paving the way for industry development of 802.11ad WiGig devices that communicate and connect seamlessly with each other. This milestone will help pave the way for industry development of 802.11ad WiGig devices that can communicate and connect seamlessly with each other at amazing speeds of up to 4.6 Gbps. Moreover, this milestone underscores both companies’ commitment to the strong evolution of Wi-Fi, both infrastructure and peer-to-peer communications, as well as the critical role 802.11ad WiGig plays in this evolutionary process.Laptops, tablets, smartphones, access points, storage devices, untethered VR glasses and other 802.11ad WiGig-capable devices offer multi-gigabit speeds, high density, low latency and very high network capacity, as well as empower a new class of applications and services. 802.11ad will transform the experience of Wi-Fi users, be it in their offices, homes or even in public places. Bringing the vast, new spectrum in 60 GHz band to Wi-Fi’s fold, 802.11ad will be one of the potent tools to address burgeoning data demand in homes, enterprises and carrier networks.Qualcomm Atheros and Intel engineers worked collaboratively for months in each other’s labs, running tests, culminating in this achievement. These tests spanned across many use cases and scenarios, including peer-to-peer connections between Intel- and Qualcomm Atheros 802.11ad WiGig – based clients and Qualcomm Atheros-802.11ad WiGig powered access points (wireless routers). Tests examined various cases and conditions – from device discovery and connection to full-blown data uploads and downloads, streaming and more. As part of the testing, we successfully achieved multi-gigabit real data throughput between our devices.Achieving full interoperability is not easy. This level of collaboration and focused effort is essential in creating new markets and building a robust ecosystem, and in ultimately providing seamless user experience across multi-vendor devices.While more work lies ahead, their collaboration lays the groundwork for a large ecosystem of interoperable commercial 802.11ad products across networking, mobile and computing segments. We are excited about the new capabilities 802.11ad enables – from 4K display connectivity to tri-band (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz and 60 GHz) Wi-Fi networking and high-speed cellular offload – and we think you should be excited at our progress in bringing these capabilities to your favorite devices.last_img read more

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Per 1 Juli 2018, China Airlines Buka Rute Kaohsiung-Jakarta

first_imgKemudian melanjutkan penerbangannya dengan berangkat dari Hong Kong pukul 04.35 pagi waktu setempat dan mendarat di Jakarta pukul 08.20 WIB. Sedangkan keberangkatan kembali dari Jakarta pukul 14.10 WIB dan tiba di Hong Kong 15.35 waktu setempat. Dilanjutkan satu jam kemudian (16.35) menuju Kaohsiung dan tiba pukul 20.20 waktu setempat.Saat ini CAL memiliki 28 layanan mingguan dengan tujuan Indonesia termasuk Jakarta, Surabaya dan Bali. Penerbangan ini melakukan yang terbanyak oleh maskapai tunggal antara Taiwan dan Indonesia. Dengan rute baru ini, CAL sendiri optimis tentang pasar Indonesia dan menargetkan pelancong Indonesia yang ingin transit melalui Taiwan dalam perjalanan ke Eropa dan Amerika Utara.Sejak Desember 2017 lalu CAL telah menggunakan pesawat barunya yakni A350 untuk melakukan penerbangan langsung antara Taipei dan Jakarta. Ini merupakan bagian dari upaya peningkatan layanan dan meningkatkan kapasitas transportasi ke Indonesia.Tak hanya itu CAL juga telah berbagi kode penerbangan dengan operator SkyTeam Garuda Indonesia untuk menyediakan layanan penghubung ke Yogyakarta, Semarang, Bandar Lampung, Pontianak, Medan, Balikpapan, Pekanbaru, Makassar dan kota lainnya di Indonesia. Layanan pembagian kode baru antara Bali dan Perth di Australia juga diperkenalkan pada Mei tahun ini untuk menyediakan jangkauan jaringan yang lebih besar.Baca juga: Terminal Baru Bandara Seletar Mulai Beroperasi Akhir 2018Langkah terbaru CAL mencerminkan ekspansi pasar penerbangan Asia Tenggara, yang menurut Administrasi Penerbangan Sipil Taiwan, melihat pertumbuhan 12,4 persen dalam volume penumpang dan sembilan persen dalam kapasitas transportasi dalam empat bulan pertama 2018. Awal bulan juni 2018 kemarin, Asosiasi Transportasi Udara Internasional (IATA) memperkirakan peningkatan lebih lanjut dalam kapasitas dan volume di pasar Asia-Pasifik tahun ini.CAL saat ini terbang ke 15 destinasi Asia Tenggara dan telah meningkatkan frekuensi penerbangannya di rute Taipei-Bangkok, Kaohsiung-Bangkok, dan Taipei-Penang tahun ini untuk mendukung Kebijakan Baru Selatan Pemerintah Taiwan. Penambahan layanan baru Kaohsiung-Jakarta pada bulan Juli akan membawa jumlah total penerbangan ke Asia Tenggara menjadi 167 per minggu, kata operator itu.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedBoeing 738 China Airlines Pecah Ban, Bandara Kaohsiung Terdampak 5 Jam Delay01/11/2018In “Bandara”Garuda Indonesia: Penerbangan dari dan ke Hong Kong Kembali Dibuka, Penumpang Diminta Update Kepastian Jadwal Terbang13/08/2019In “Bandara”Ethiopian Airlines, Maskapai Afrika Pertama Yang Daratkan Pesawatnya di Indonesia10/07/2018In “Destinasi” China Airlines (Taiwan News) China Airlines, maskapai terbesar di Taiwan dan anggota aliansi SkyTeam, pada awal bulan ini membuka rute barunya. China Airlines atau CAL per 1 Juli 2018 kemarin meluncurkan rute baru dari Kaohsiung ke Jakarta melalui Hong Kong. CAL merupakan salah satu operator maskapai terkemuka di Taiwan yang akan mengeksplorasi pasar perjalanan Asia Tenggara.KabarPenumpang.com melansir dari laman focustaiwan.tw (19/6/2018), pesawat yang digunakan dari Kaohsiung ke Jakarta adalah Boeing 737-800 dengan keberangkatan dari Bandara Internasional Kaohsiung di Taiwan Selatan pukul 02.10 pagi waktu setempat dan tiba di Hong Kong 03.35 pagi waktu setempat.Baca juga: Video Ground Crew Lempar Bagasi Menjadi Viral, AirAsia Minta Maaflast_img read more

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Chris Gayle enters watch business

first_imgWindies cricketer Chris Gayle will take his talents into the signature watch industry. The 40-year-old Jamaican has partnered with Hagley West Watches, as well as co-founders and cricket lovers Tim Hayden and Jayden Levitt. Hayden, company CEO, said that the partnership with the cricketing legend will be instrumental in tapping into the global market with his “no-nonsense approach”.“Cricket is the second most popular sport in the world, with over 2.5 billion fans,” he said. “Having the biggest name in that sport on our team will expose us to a global market. Not only will Chris bring his image and notoriety to Hagley West, but also his unique style and boundless enthusiasm. We are looking forward to developing the ‘333’ watch range and engaging with a worldwide audience.” 6,000 per cent increase in sales Hagley West hopes to use the sport to fuel its growth as it is forecasting more than 6,000 per cent increase in sales in just one year. Plans are in place for future expansion into the Asian market through various cricketing superstars.The company’s beginnings stemmed from Levitt, a former cricketer himself, and Hayden, a lifelong entrepreneur developing a friendship after a cricket match in Menorca, Spain. The conversation that began from that meeting manifested into a plan to start their own brand aiming at eliminating the expense barrier consumers were experiencing in the current watch market. Marketing Director Levitt envisioned what the brand should be as recalled by Hayden from their initial conversation.“Jayden said to me that style shouldn’t have to cost the Earth, and I agreed with him,” Hayden said.Hagley West’s aggressive growth plans will be financed through crowdfunding efforts on the CrowdCube platform, which Levitt says will allow anyone to invest and own shares in the company.“We decided to open the investment up to this public platform so anyone can join this extraordinary HW (Hagley West )journey,” he said. The company also has plans to give back to the community by supporting charities and foundations that promote and develop grass-roots cricket to underprivileged communities, beginning with the Chris Gayle Foundation. [email protected]last_img read more

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Marco Silva “made a big mistake” explains Everton player’s agent and…

first_imgEarlier this month, Marco Silva explained to the press his reasons for letting Nikola Vlasic leave on loan to CSKA Moscow. The Everton manager stated that with the number of players at his disposal capable of playing behind the striker, the 20-year-old might not have received the number of opportunities he desired, and, aware of this, the attacking midfielder accepted the chance handed to him by the Russian side.Since his exit, the Toffees have started the season tepidly, picking up just six points from their opening six games, and the Croatia U21 international’s father believes this is down to Marco Silva’s decision to let his son leave on loan.Speaking to Championat in Russia, Yoshko Vlasic said: “Marco Silva is under enormous pressure because he gave Nikola away on loan. Many fans and journalists believe Everton have big problems in midfield, and Nikola is the player they need.Embed from Getty Images“Vlasic told Silva before leaving he considered himself the best midfielder in the team. The manager made a big mistake.”Seemingly not happy with what happened over the summer, the father and agent appears to have gone on the attack about his son’s Everton situation, and Yoshko Vlasic doesn’t think he will return to Goodison Park anytime soon.He continued: “Nikola is enjoying his time and is playing at CSKA. He has an excellent manager and excellent support from his team. Nikola might stay at CSKA next season, but it’s too early to talk about it.”Joining from Hajduk Split last summer for just under £10m, Vlasic made just 19 appearances in all competitions for Everton, picking up two goals and an assist along the way.Since moving to Moscow, he’s already surpassed that, scoring two goals and assisting his teammates twice in just six games.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoDating.comTop Successful Single Men in Tung ChungDating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoCNBC InternationalSingapore’s Freelancers Find New Income During the Coronavirus Pandemic.CNBC InternationalUndoInstant Voice TranslatorGenius Japanese Invention Allows You To Instantly Speak 43 LanguagesInstant Voice TranslatorUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndolast_img read more

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I run in the NBA “play-offs” – Basketball – Sportacentrs.com

first_imgSummaryMavericks basketball players have participated in the playoffs 21 times. The Dallas team has won the first round 10 times, including five successes in a series of up to three victories (5-3) and has advanced five times in the series to four wins (5-8).In the fifth pass, the Rickshaws reached the final of the Western Conference (1988 against the Lakers). The team needed 12 attempts to reach the NBA Finals (2006 against the Heat) and participation in 17 play-offs in the spring to win their first title in 2011.OpponentsThe Dallas club met Seattle’s Supersonics and its heiress Oklahoma City Thunder four times in the first round (balance 1-3). Portland’s “Trail Blazers” (2-2) also faced the “trotter” in the first round.The six-time play-off began with a Texas derby. The Mavericks won the first two duels against the Rockets (2-1 in total) and lost the last two battles against the Spurs (1-2). The last three Texas duels have seen three failures, including in 2010, 2014 and 2015.The Mavericks have a positive balance against the Utah Jazz (2-0), the Minneapolis Timberwolves (1-0) and the Memphis Grizzlies (1-0). The Rickshaws have so far failed to pass the Sacramento Kings, the San Francisco Warriors and the Charlotte Hornets (0-1 against all).Starting positionDallas started the play-off 12 times with a home advantage in the first round (8-4). He failed to protect his square in 1985, 1987, 2007 and 2010. We managed to move from the lower position twice (balance 2-7). In 2001, the Mavericks excluded the higher-seeded Jazz, and in 2009, the Spurs.In the last four attempts, higher teams lost – in 2012 a “dry” loss against the Thunder, in 2014 a series of seven games against the Spurs, in 2015 1-4 against the Rockets and in 2016 the same defeat against the Thunder ”.The Mavericks in the first round of the NBA playoffsSeasonWestBalanceCoupleSeries1984#443-39Mavericks – Supersonics3-21985#444-38Mavericks – Trail Blazers1-31986#444-38Mavericks – Jazz3-11987#255-27Mavericks – Supersonics1-31988#353-29Mavericks – Rockets3-1–––––1990#647-35Mavericks – Trail Blazers0-3–––––2001#553-29Mavericks – Jazz3-22002#457-25Mavericks – Timberwolves3-02003#360-22Mavericks – Trail Blazers4-32004#552-30Mavericks – Kings1-42005#458-24Mavericks – Rockets4-32006#460-22Mavericks – Grizzlies4-02007#167-15Mavericks – Warriors2-42008#751-31Mavericks – Hornets1-42009#650-32Mavericks – Spurs4-12010#255-27Mavericks – Spurs2-42011#357-25Mavericks – Trail Blazers4-22012#736-30Mavericks – Thunder0-4–––––2014#849-33Mavericks – Spurs3-42015#750-32Mavericks – Rockets1-42016#642-40Mavericks – Thunder1-4–––––2020#743-32Mavericks – Clippers1-1The era of Dirka NovickaDuring the great German era, the Mavericks participated in the play-off 15 times, including 12 consecutive seasons (2001-2012). Dirk debuted in the playoffs in the third season, reached the league final in the eighth season and became the NBA champion in the thirteenth season.In 2007, Novickis earned the league’s most valuable player award. The “play-off” started with a catastrophic 2-4 loss against the “Warriors” represented by Andris Biedriņš, but the 67 victories won in the regular season were too strong an argument not to recognize the German’s performance.Four years later, Novickis and the Mavericks climbed to the top of the NBA – this time the German was recognized as the most valuable player in the final. Over the next five seasons, the trotter played four more games, but never went beyond the first round.CoachesRichard Preston Carlisle took the Mavericks to the first title in the third season in Dallas. In total, he has seven play-offs (not counting the current one) at his expense, but the first round was managed only in 2009 and 2011.Eiver Johnson is relatively the most successful trotter coach in the playoffs. On the one hand, Dallas made a convincing play-off three times under his leadership, reached the league final for the first time, and Johnson was named the NBA’s best coach of the year.. On the other hand, there was a breakout against the Warriors and another quick withdrawal.Don Nelson did not make the “play-off” in Dallas in the first three seasons, but did so five times in a row. Under his leadership, the Mavericks won the first round four times and in 2003 reached the finals of the Western Conference for the first time.Dick Mota provided the city with the first four “play-off” springs. Balance in the first round 2-2. In the second round, the Mota boys were twice stopped by the iconic “Lakers” – both in 1984 and 1986. Mota’s successor, John McLeod, took the trotter to the first final of the conference, where he lost again to the Angel City team.Mavericks coaches in the first roundTrainerSeasonThe first roundDiks mota1980-19872-2John McLeod1987-19891-0Dons Nelsons1997-20054-1Eiver Johnson2005-20081-2Riks Kārlailsno 20082-5The era of Mark QuubanThe young billionaire took over the team in the middle of the 2000 season. Back then, it failed to enter the play-offs, however Over the next 16 seasons, the trotter competed 15 times in the playoffs. In the sixth full season, Qubban played for the Mavericks in the NBA Finals, but in the eleventh case he raised the Larry O’Brien trophy.Athletic success was reflected in the business. The Mavericks became one of the ten most valuable NBA clubs. The Rickshaws, for obvious reasons, could not overtake the “American team” – the NFL club “Dallas Cowboys”, but the team’s visibility and sales data improved rapidly.Resources used:“We believe” and Bertāns series: Latvian …Dallas Knight in the NBA Galaxy: 20 Years …Three men went up for battle: the Dallas “Mavericks” …last_img read more

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Amazings to battle Capital Storm as street football continues in Linden

first_imgThe street football phenomenon known as the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ Championship will resume tonight with the commencement of the Linden Zone at the Mackenzie Market Tarmac. In the opening match, Barsenal will oppose Retrieve Unknown from 19:30hrs with Amazings battling Capital Storm from 20:00hrs.The third fixture at 20:30hrs will pit Coomacka-A against Haynes Hitters while former winners Dave & Celina’s engage Presidential from 21:00hrs.In the final two matches, NK Ballers face-off with Assassa Ballers at 21:30hrs, while Quiet Storm match skills with former two time winner Amelia’s Ward Russians from 22:00hrs. The tournament will be contested in an initial round-robin format featuring four groups of four teams. Upon the conclusion of the group stage, the top two finishers will advance to the knockout round.Group-A comprises Assassa Ballers, Amazings, NK Ballers and Capital Storm, with group-B featuring Amelia’s Ward Russians, Quiet Storm, Coomacka-B and Haynes Hitters.On the other hand, group-C consists of Silver Bullets, High Rollers, Retrieve Unknown and Barsenal, whilst Swag Entertainment, Dave & Celina’s All-Stars, Presidential and Wisroc make up group-D. The other playing dates are May 1st, 3rd, 10th, 17th, with the grand finale slated for 24th.According to an official release from the tournament coordinators, “All systems are in place for a fantastic opening night and a fantastic tournament in general. The playoffs was highly supported which is an indication of teams wanting to be a part of the tournament. A very competitive tournament is once again expected as the teams vie for the coveted title, while the fans are surely going to be thrilled by the action on display. All that is left is for the teams to compete.”last_img read more

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