The viral video hits Delta did not want

first_imgAs airlines actively plug their safety videos in an attempt to make them go viral, a series of videos filmed on Delta Air Lines aircraft have achieved that aim for all the wrong reasons.The US carrier’s latest global “hit”,  a video of a woman being dragged off a plane in the US city of Detroit, comes hot on the heels of a film clip of a rant by a Donald Trump supporter that also went viral.Lesser known, but also a contender for the Delta global rogues’ gallery, is a third video of a woman being dragged off a plane in the US city of Atlanta, Georgia, in July.In the latest video, the woman was filmed being dragged off a  Delta Air Lines plane at Detroit Metropolitan Airport by police on Monday.Find the Detroit video here.Authorities have said the woman did not follow boarding and baggage check procedures and there have been reports she was upset there was no overhead locker space in the San Diego-bound jet.The video shows police officers dragging the limp woman through the plane along the aisle as passengers watched and, in some cases, laughed. An inflight announcement can be heard in the background.The incident comes after Delta last month warned of “heightened tensions” in US society as it banned a passenger who launched a pro-Donald Trump rant on one of its domestic flights.The man shouted pro-Donald Trump and anti-Hillary Clinton comments on a flight to Allentown, in Pennsylvania, and video of the rant showed other passengers looking uncomfortable as he shouted: “Donald Trump, baby! That’s right, this man knows what’s up. We got some Hillary bitches on here?”Watch the Trump rant here.The earlier incident happened in Atlanta, Georgia, in July when a young, allegedly drunk woman was also dragged through the cabin by police.However, 22-year-old Chandler Black did not go quietly and was dragged from the plane hurling abuse and struggling.Police later charged Black with obstruction, public drunkenness and criminal trespass, according television station WSB-TV 2. AirlIneRatings has chosen to link to the television report rather than the original Youtube video because of the offensive language.Watch the WSB_TV 2 report here.As the year closes, Delta’ must be looking with envy at  Air New Zealand’s quirky “Summer Wonderland’’ Christmas song, which hit number one on the New Zealand iTunes chart to beat releases from stars such as Taylor Swift and Zayn, Clean Bandit and Adele. Find the AirNZ video herelast_img read more

Renting or Owning….New Questions to Ask

first_img Return to article. Long DescriptionMonkeyBusiness Images/PhotospinAs time has passed, however, you may have come to the realization that in real life, things aren’t always so simple. Depending on your situation, it may be better to rent a house rather than own—especially for service members. But did you know that in today’s internet-connected economy, it’s getting easier and more common to rent (rather than buy) or pay to “share” all kinds of things, from dresses to bikes to toys?What’s driving this trend? It’s a combination of factors. Today’s young people move around a lot and often aren’t interested in owning a lot of “stuff,” a sentiment frequently echoed by many older people who are feeling an urge to de-clutter and purge. Renting some things helps keep the amount of objects we own (and have to move) a bit more limited.Of course, sometimes, consumerism (an interest in having “the latest and greatest”) also plays a role. Take a minute to think about the relationship many of us have with our cell phones. Though they may not technically be rented, in a way, they might as well be, since many of us get them in connection with a plan and trade up frequently. Yellow house with For Rent in front. 6/15/17. Photospin. istock By Carol Church If you have achieved a certain age, you may have been brought up to believe that renting, while sometimes necessary, “throws money away.” After all, at the end of the rental period, you have spent your hard-earned cash, and are left with nothing tangible to own. Return to article. Long DescriptionBut renting can also be seen as eco-friendly and less consumptive, which appeals to many. And in the case of “sharing” enterprises, such as car sharing and bike sharing systems, renting may even feel like it’s part of a new kind of relationship with material goods, where we’re less attached to our own personal things and instead pay for the ability to “share” whatever it is with others.However, another factor that’s important to remember when considering the popularity of rental options is that some, such as rent-to-own stores, mainly aim to appeal to lower-income consumers who are typically drawn to the option due to lack of credit. These rental situations should be avoided.When Should Military Families Consider Renting?Anyone who’s had to pull up stakes and PCS more than once understands the appeal of owning fewer permanent items, especially large, bulky, or rarely used ones. The military lifestyle is not one that typically lends itself well to owning tons and tons of stuff, making the option to briefly rent items potentially appealing.In recognition of this reality, most bases have a great service called equipment checkout services or recreation checkout. This well-priced option offers service member families the opportunity to rent a number of items (most commonly outdoor recreation equipment, party items, and lawn and garden maintenance tools) at very reasonable prices. These services are the first place military families should look when considering a more “rental-oriented” lifestyle.But equipment checkout, while convenient, is limited. There are plenty of other options for families who may be interested in renting or sharing items rather than purchasing outright.Read on to parts 2 and 3 of this series to learn more about the surprising things available to rent today, and when it is and isn’t a good idea to rent instead of buy.References:Smith, S. (2010). A transumer manifesto. Retrieved from read more

Fast Is Slow, Slow is Fast

first_imgFast is slow. Slow is fast.You can’t cram success. Fast results are the product of having done the slow work that eventually produces results. You can’t cheat and get the fast results. You have to do the slow work.Slow is really fast. The more time and effort you put into building the competencies and skills that eventually produce faster results, the faster you produce them. The more time you spend doing the slow work of selling well, the faster you make your number. But you have to do the slow work.If you want access to your dream clients, you invest your time in building your nurture toolkit, creating value before claiming any, and developing the relationships you need in front of any opportunity. Nurturing is slow. Building relationships is slow. Creating value before claiming it feels really slow. Slow is fast.If you want your dream client to choose your solution, you do the slow work of understanding the ground truth, learning what really needs to happen to produce results. You do the slow work of meeting with decision-influencers and those with no formal authority. You build consensus over time. Understanding is slow. Consensus is slow. Slow is fast.If you try to take shortcuts to get the results you want without doing the slow work, it takes more time to get the results you want—and it makes it far less likely you get them at all. Trying to produce the results you need fast isn’t effective. You can’t violate the natural laws of the universe. Your need for results and for revenue don’t allow you to break the laws.Slow is fast. Fast is slow. Do the slow work and go faster.QuestionsWhat do you do in an attempt to produce fast results?Why do you need those results so urgently?Is there slow work that you could have done that would have made it easier, more likely, and faster to get the results you need now?last_img read more

Zimbabwe squad

first_imgZimbabwe are not the team that they used to be earlier still captain Elton Chigumbura would be hoping his team wins a few matches in the World Cup. Chigumbura has established himself as an all-rounder in the team.They have a few familiar names though. Charles Coventry, Craig Ervine, Tatenda Taibu, Brendan Taylor and left-arm spinner Raymond Price can make the match interesting. Do watch them play good cricket.Squad: Elton Chigumbura (captain), Regis Chakabva, Charles Coventry, Graeme Cremer, Craig Ervine, Tinotenda Mawoyo, Gregory Lamb, Shingirai Masakadza, Christopher Mpofu, Raymond Price, Edward Rainsford, Tatenda Taibu, Brendan Taylor, Prosper Utseya, Sean Williams. Non-travelling reserves: Terrence Duffin, Tinotenda Mawoyo, Njabulo Ncube, Tinashe Panyangara, Vusimuzi Sibandalast_img read more


first_img(REOPENS DEL 48) (REOPENS DEL 48) The only scare India endured was when Sarita Devi, returning to competitive ring after her one-year ban following the infamous Asian Games meltdown, faced a stiff challenge from another Lankan opponent in M Vidushika Prabadhi. The Incheon bronze-medallist overwhelmed the Lankan in the first two rounds but her opponent came back strongly in the third with some powerful blows leading to Sarita falling twice before the Indian won by a narrow 39-36 margin to be adjudged unanimous winner 3-0. However, Pooja ended the campaign in style when she overwhelmed Nilanthi Andaraweer by a TKO in a bout lasting only one round. The judokas too showed good form, bagging two gold and two silver medals to finish on top at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor sports hall here. Four events were held on the last day of the judo competition and the Indians put up a dominating show once again to finish on a high. Avatar Singh took just 49 seconds from the stipulated five minutes to prevail over his Afghan opponent Mohammad Ismail Kakar en route to the gold medal in the mens under 90kg. Pooja, on the other hand, overcame a strong challenge from Beenish Khan of Pakistan in an evenly-contested duel before the Indian sealed off the issue in 3:03 minutes from the stipulated four in womens U-70kg. Womens U-78kg was tricky as there were only four contestants and Aruna (200 points) was edged out by gold medallist Fouzia Mumtaz (210) of Pakistan in the round-robin league. It was the fifth battle of the day between the two rivals, and Mumtaz clinched the issue in just four minutes. Pitted against Shah Hussain Shah in the mens U-100kg final, Shubham Kumar simply lost against the celebrated Pakistani, who won in just one minute and 29 seconds to clinch the gold. Indian judokas emerged overall winners with nine gold, three silver from 12 disciplines to push Pakistan (2-2-8) and Nepal (1-2-6) to second and third places, respectively. PTI TAP PM PMadvertisementlast_img read more