Hamsik Napoli must try to reduce the gap to Juventus

first_imgNapoli captain Marek Hamsik believes it’s essential that they start making up ground on Serie A leaders JuventusCarlo Ancelotti’s side are second in the league table with 28 points and nine wins from 12 games this season.Things have also been going well in Europe with Napoli top of Group C with Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain trailing behind.However, Juventus are already six points ahead in the Serie A after having only dropped points on one occasion this term at home to Genoa.The Bianconeri snatched the Serie A title from Napoli’s grasp last season and are looking good for an eighth straight crown this time around.And Hamsik admits they must start closing the gap after the international break on Juventus, whilst confirming their last-16 spot in the Champions League.“We had a start with difficult matches, in the Champions League too,” Hamsik told sport.aktuality.sk.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“We’re in a good place, even if Juventus are already a bit ahead. After the international break we’ll try to get to the Champions League Last 16, and reduce the gap to Juventus.”Hamsik is yet to either score a goal or add an assist in his 12 appearances for Napoli this season.“On a personal level I haven’t had a perfect start, but I’ve improved a lot in the new role,” admitted Hamsik.“The coach [Carlo Ancelotti] noticed that things weren’t going exactly as they should and slightly tweaked the system.“I think Napoli are once again showing the strength we had, getting good results and performances.”Napoli will face Chievo Verona at home in a Serie A game on November 25 after the international break.last_img read more

Editors Expect To Be Paid More for Doing More Online Work

first_img1. Compared to 2007, how much do you expect your total compensation to change in 2008? Increase: 64%Expect It to Stay the Same: 31%Decrease: 5%2. Have You Taken on Additional Responsibilities?Yes: 72% No: 16% 3. If yes, how well do you feel you have been compensated for these additional responsibilities? Very well: 8%Well: 15% Fair: 27%Not so well: 23% Not well at all: 27% 4. Are You Currently Looking for Job? Yes, actively looking: 13%No, but strongly considering it: 25%No, not considering it: 61%[NOTE: The full FOLIO: 2008 Editorial Salary Survey,conducted by Readex Research, will be released with the August issue ofFOLIO: Magazine and will include title-by-title breakdowns foreditorial director/editor-in-chief, editor/executive editor and managingeditor/senior editor.] Many publishers have struggled with salespeople blowing off online sales because the commission rates don’t stack up to print (although with print sales slipping, online is looking better and better to those few salespeople who hadn’t considered it worth their time). Editors for the most part haven’t received more compensation for additional online work, but according to the FOLIO: 2008 Editorial Salary Survey, the drumbeat for more pay for more work is growing. “I’m doing more and busting out of traditional comfort zone,” said one respondent. “I expect to get more for that and won’t rest until I do.”Another respondent recognizes that online, editors can now be judged with hard numbers–typically traffic–however that can ultimately lead to some poor editorial decisions. “The movement of ad dollars from print to online has the potential to impact my future compensation increases,” says one respondent. “Online can be measured more directly, so as an editor, I’m evaluated as much on clicks and editorial quality and maybe more so!”Below are some highlights from the survey on editors’ increasing workload and their increasing expectations.last_img read more

What is considered a normal resting heart rate

first_img Share your voice The first 3D-printed heart made up of living human cells 0 So your resting heart rate is normal — now what? Congrats! A normal RHR reading is definitely a good thing, but if you’re monitoring it for fitness or wellness-related reasons, it’s not the only thing to pay attention to. That’s because “normal” doesn’t necessarily equal “healthy.”  In fact, in a recent study, middle-aged men who had a RHR of 75 bpm or higher at the start of the study were twice as likely to die over the next 11 years, compared to men with a RHR of 55 or below.  “Ideally, you want your resting heart rate to be somewhere between 50 and 70 bpm,” says Haythe. “But I don’t think that people need to be obsessively checking.” Once a month is totally fine. “Something also very important is how quickly your heart rate comes down after you exercise,” Haythe said. “We want to see that your heart rate is slow at rest, that it increases appropriately with exercise, and that it comes down quickly after aerobic activity — within a few minutes.”  Regardless of which method you use, when trying to gauge how healthy you are, one thing is certain: Any results should be considered alongside other metrics, like blood pressure and cholesterol, in consultation with your doctor, especially if you notice changes over time.The information contained in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as health or medical advice. Always consult a physician or other qualified health provider regarding any questions you may have about a medical condition or health objectives. 1:28 If you’re not particularly fit and your RHR is consistently below 60 beats per minute, you may have bradycardia, which can be accompanied by lightheadedness, dizziness, or chest discomfort.  “A slow heart rate can likewise mean many different things,” says Haythe. “It could be completely normal, a sign of excellent physical fitness, or it could signify a heart problem. If your resting heart rate is significantly below 60 and you don’t feel well, you should go to the doctor and get an EKG.” Read more: How to get the most out of the Apple Watch heart rate features Factors that affect resting heart rate When measuring your RHR, keep in mind that there are a number of things that can affect your reading, including: Age: RHR can decrease with age, according to some studies.Gender: On average, women’s RHR tends to be two to seven beats per minute higher than men’s.Air temperature: RHR can increase during hot weather, but usually not more than 10 bpm.Emotions: Strong feelings of stress, anxiety, or even happiness can raise your RHR.Body position: RHR can be 3 bpm higher when sitting versus lying down. Similarly, RHR tends to increase a bit upon standing.Medication: Prescription drugs like antidepressants and beta blockers can cause your RHR to be higher or lower than it would if you weren’t taking the medication. Apple Watch gets FDA-cleared EKG features 9 Photos Post a comment Now playing: Watch this: Getty Images Pulse taking is an ancient technique, dating back thousands of years, but these days you’d almost never know it. Long gone are the days of placing two fingers against your neck while watching the clock. Now, measuring your resting heart rate is as easy as firing up a smartphone app or saying, “Siri, what’s my heart rate?” The ease at which you can detect your resting heart rate — and track it over time — has led to a sort of heart-rate renaissance among non-medical professionals, with everyone from health nuts to fitness fanatics trying to use it to their advantage. But the wealth of resting heart rate data available literally at your fingertips doesn’t mean anything if you don’t know how to interpret it. Below, a primer that will help get you up to speed before you next doctor’s appointment. Read more: The best iPhone and Apple Watch health devices for checking blood pressure, heart rate and more | This might be the number-one way to track your fitness What’s a normal resting heart rate? Resting heart rate (RHR) — the number of times your heart beats per minute at rest — is a quick way to gauge how efficiently your heart is working. What’s considered normal can vary widely from person to person, but in general, your RHR should fall between 60 and 100 beats per minute.  If your RHR is consistently above 100 beats per minute (a condition known as tachycardia), you should consult a doctor, especially if you’re experiencing other symptoms, such as chest tightness, fatigue or shortness of breath.  A high resting heart (ie >100 bpm) can mean many things,” says cardiologist Jennifer Haythe, MD, co-director of Columbia Women’s Heart Center. “You may be dehydrated, have a poor level of physical fitness, or it could be a sign of something more serious with your heart or lungs.” Related: Does Orangetheory Fitness work for muscle toning and weight loss? Tags Wellnesslast_img read more

Medium term prospects of NBFCs are not uniform Gandhi

first_imgThe medium term prospects and challenges of non-banking finance companies (NBFC) would differ for different segments, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Deputy Governor R.Gandhi said on Monday.”In my opinion, the prospects for the sector in the medium term are not going to be uniform. Different segments of the sector are poised for different prospects and challenges,” he said at a conference on NBFC sector organised by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) here.He said the NBFC-MFI (micro finance institution) segment would shrink as big 10 of them would convert themselves into small finance banks in the next one year or so.Gandhi said this would provide higher impetus for others in the sector to grow not only because of the space vacated by bigger players but also due to the capital that would be released as those converting to small finance banks will pay off the existing investors as part of capital rejig.”The infrastructure NBFCs will have greater scope in the coming years, both because the economic growth will bring forth new projects and banks, having learnt lessons in the recent past, will have a restrained approach towards such projects.”If the Infra-NBFCs will have their structuring these projects in a careful way, they will have good prospects,” he said.He said NBFCs will have space for market funding or loan funding of big corporate in the medium term as the large exposure regime for the banks would apply by 2018 while the investment companies will have bright prospects as the equity and corporate bond markets expand.On the regulatory front, Gandhi said regulations vary depending the types of NBFCs and this needs to be minimised and a move made towards activity-based regulation.”The regulatory framework, put in place in November 2014, is a first step in this direction. Going forward, we will work towards greater harmonisation of the regulations with a view to reducing the number of NBFC categories,” he said.Nevertheless the RBI considering the developmental needs of the economy will continue to approve new types of NBFCs, Gandhi said.He said the total number of NBFCs have come down from 51,929 in 1997 to 11,769 as on September 30, 2015 whereas the asset size has grown from Rs.75,913 crore as at end March 1998 to Rs. 1,610,729 crore at end September 2015.last_img read more

Make in India Centre identifies 85 countries to sell Indian manufactured defence

first_imgIndia’s supersonic fighter jet, Tejas, will participate in the upcoming Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) in Malaysia.Twitter/ IAFThe central government has identified 85 countries to promote the sale of Made-in-India defence equipment with the ambitious target of achieving Rs 35,000 crore worth of military exports by 2025 in sight.English daily The Times of India has given all the support defence attaches across the world to showcase the Indian prowess in defence manufacturing. According to the plan, these attaches will be provided with a yearly budget up to $50,000 each to promote the made-in-India defence products. Interestingly, the attaches have been asked to explore the sale opportunities for both private and public sectors by participating in exhibitions, conducting market studies, organising seminars and distributing publicity material.In 2018, India has called up all its defence attaches to deliberate on the ways to encourage sales of military products. Multiple meetings were held between these attaches and arms industry representatives and officials from the defence and external affairs ministries. The funds these activities is expected to be released by the end of this week one the defence attaches across the world submit the detailed roadmap and action plan for promotion activities.The centre has categorised the countries as per the possibility of the exports; the countries having the highest possibility of exports have been placed under category A for which the defence attaches will be getting $50,000 annually. Similarly, the categories B and C countries will be getting the lower allocation basis the possibility of exports. The centre has set aside a fund of Rs. 16 crore for the initial stage. ‘Make in India’ initiative has given a large push to foreign direct investment in India.ReutersIn a statement on the export promotion scheme, the Ministry of Defence said, “The scheme will play a catalytic role in addressing interventions required for exploring new markets and promoting export-oriented activities by defence attaches in the countries to which they are attached.”Vietnam, Thailand, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, UAE and Malaysia are few countries which have the maximum potential of buying Indian manufactured equipment. Importantly, the western countries like the United States and the United Kingdom are also on the list which already has a developed defence industry due to the ever-growing subsystem manufacturers in India.The MoD further added “India is emerging as a manufacturing hub for defence production and Defence Production Policy 2018 envisages an export target of Rs 35,000 crore by 2025. Defence attaches’ deputed across the world, therefore, play a pivotal role in showcasing India’s capabilities in defence product manufacturing and promoting export of defence products.”last_img read more

Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar received by Venezuelan delegation

first_imgGurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Founder of The Art of Living, was received by a delegation led by President Nicolás MaduroGlobal humanitarian and founder of The Art of Living, Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is in Caracas for the second round of meetings with political leaders to find a peaceful and non-violent solution to the ongoing social and political logjam in Venezuela.During his visit, Gurudev was received by a delegation led by President Nicolás Maduro, Vice president Delcy Rodriguez and Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza. Gurudev also met with Juan Guaido, Venezuelan politician and President of the National Assembly who is recognized by the governments of 60 countries, as well as opposition leader Marina Corina Machado.He urged both sides to resume discussion in a cordial atmosphere. Both sides reassured Gurudev that the dialogue would begin again in the best interests of the nation. Gurudev also requested Maduro to release political prisoners and resume the dialogues at the earliest. Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar meets opposition leader Marina Corina Machado from Venezuela”We cannot delay finding a solution. The suffering is mounting continuously. I urge all the political leaders to come to the table, talk and resolve the conflict as soon as possible. It is a matter that should be treated with a sense of urgency,” Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar insisted.Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi ShankarGurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a global humanitarian leader and peacemaker. He founded The Art of Living and its sister organization – The International Association for Human Values, that works in special consultative status with the United Nations (UN) and the World Health Organization (WHO).The organizations have successfully implemented the multitude of service initiatives and projects which include conflict resolution programs, disaster relief, post-traumatic stress relief, sustainable rural development, empowerment of women, prisoner rehabilitation, education for all and environmental sustainability with the goals of creating a happy, stress-free, violence-free society where human values are nurtured.Gurudev has inspired specific trauma-relief and meditation programs for at-risk youth, war veterans, prisoners and survivors of natural disasters. He has personally played a prominent role in promoting peace in several long-drawn conflicts in the Middle East, India, Africa, and Latin America.He has been awarded honorary doctorates by 16 universities for his peace-keeping work. He has also received 37 awards from various governments for his humanitarian work. He has been featured on CNN and The New York Times. He contributes to The Huffington Post and has authored more than 40 books.UNESCO named him one of the most outstanding speakers of the century and Forbes ranked Sri Sri as the 5th most powerful person in India.last_img read more