Big Mouth Undermined What Could Have Been Big Career for Rex (and Rob) Ryan

Big Mouth Undermined What Could Have Been Big Career for Rex (and Rob) Ryan

You do not have to travel far back in time to see how the NFL once viewed Rex Ryan. One of those instances came in, of all places, a hotel ballroom in Toronto in the 1990s. Brian Billick, who would go on to become a Super Bowl-winning head coach with the Baltimore Ravens in 2001, was attending a football clinic, and at one point he noticed an energetic—almost frantic—heavyset man talking football. It was a young Rex Ryan. “It was truly a remarkable thing to see,” Billick, now an analyst…

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Ghana’s prisoners to have university education behind bars

Ghana’s prisoners to have university education behind bars

The Ghana Prisons Service is on the verge of introducing university education programmes to qualified inmates who want to improve academically. According to the head of public relations for the prison service, Superintendent Vitalis Ayeh, three Ghanaian universities have been invited to extend their distance learning programmes to inmates, local Ghanaian news portal GhanaWeb reported. “We are in talks with the Universities of Ghana, Cape Coast, and [Education], Winneba to extend their services to the Prisons Service of Ghana so that these inmates who have qualified to enter university but…

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We’re Learning To Predict Who Will Have The Greatest Career Impact

We’re Learning To Predict Who Will Have The Greatest Career Impact

This article is by Dashun Wang, associate professor of management and organizations at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. Could we have predicted when Picasso would paint his most groundbreaking pieces? Or when Marie Curie would perform her Nobel Prize-winning research on radioactivity? Or when Steve Jobs would have his greatest technology breakthroughs? Steve Jobs, John Sculley and Steve Wozniak unveil the new Apple IIc computer. (AP Photo/Sal Veder, File) The simple answer, suggested by our research, is no. We probably can’t predict the timing of impact in a…

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We’re Learning To Predict Who Will Have The Greatest Career Impact

We’re Learning To Predict Who Will Have The Greatest Career Impact

This article is by Dashun Wang, associate professor of management and organizations at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. Could we have predicted when Picasso would paint his most groundbreaking pieces? Or when Marie Curie would perform her Nobel Prize-winning research on radioactivity? Or when Steve Jobs would have his greatest technology breakthroughs? Steve Jobs, John Sculley and Steve Wozniak unveil the new Apple IIc computer. (AP Photo/Sal Veder, File) The simple answer, suggested by our research, is no. We probably can’t predict the timing of impact in a…

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Usain Bolt – the greatest sprinter in history – says he could have had a better career if he’d been ‘more serious’

Usain Bolt – the greatest sprinter in history – says he could have had a better career if he’d been ‘more serious’

Usain Bolt’s career is a disappointment to nobody – except, perhaps, to Bolt himself. Speaking from the IAAF awards after winning male Athlete of the Year, Bolt said if he could go back in time, he would change one thing: taking his sport more seriously early in his career to have won more medals. “When I look back the only real thing I think I would change was to have got more serious more quickly,” Bolt said, according to Reuters’ Mitch Phillips. “I was relying more on my talent. If…

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For scholarship, students may now have to link Aadhaar to bank accounts

For scholarship, students may now have to link Aadhaar to bank accounts

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has asked for Aadhar linkage of all accounts for availing different scholarships and other benefits by students. He also directed officials to prepare a plan to bring the University of Mumbai, Savitribai Phule Pune University and Nagpur University among the top in global rankings. “The CM has set the target and asked to prepare a plan to bring Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur universities among top in global ranking. Aadhar linkage of all the accounts for availing different scholarships and other benefits by students is also…

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How To Have A Late Career Comeback

How To Have A Late Career Comeback

Let’s say you lost your job, you’re looking in earnest for a new career opportunity, and your name is Ethan. As Ethan, you’re 59 years old and you can’t really retire comfortably. You think you need to work at least until 65. As Ethan, you feel you’ve done what you could to create momentum after your career setback, the layoff, but you are not seeing results and are, essentially, at a standstill. The layoff, by the way, you think of like your insurance policy; you might even call it a “no-fault” situation….

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Why Millennials Already Have Career Regrets

Why Millennials Already Have Career Regrets

There was a little-known third cofounder of Apple named Ronald Wayne. Two weeks after Apple was incorporated in 1976, Wayne left and sold his 10% stake in the company for $800. Now 84, Wayne lives off his social security check outside Las Vegas. Today, his shares would be worth $63 billion. This is a millennial nightmare. In the age of online businesses, booming tech and an unpredictable economy, millennials live with prospective regret. We wonder if chose the right course, or if we should instead try one more of another…

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People Have Come Forward In J&K To Save Schools From Arson

People Have Come Forward In J&K To Save Schools From Arson

Jammu and Kashmir High Court pulled up Jammu and Kashmir state officials over continuing incidents of schools being targeted in the unrest-hit Valley even as it was informed that authorities are getting help from locals in keeping vigil at these buildings. The Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, told the court that six out of 11 attempts to target schools had been stopped recently as there is overwhelming response from people towards safeguarding the schools. “Where were your officials when attempt was made to burn two more schools (on Sunday). “Compliance on papers…

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Nuclear weapon missing since 1950 ‘may have been found’

Nuclear weapon missing since 1950 ‘may have been found’

A commercial diver may have discovered a lost US nuclear bomb off the coast of Canada. Sean Smyrichinsky was diving for sea cucumbers near British Columbia when he discovered a large metal device that looked a bit like a flying saucer. The Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) believes it could be a “lost nuke” from a US B-36 bomber that crashed in the area in 1950. The government does not believe the bomb contains nuclear material. It is sending naval ships out to the site, near the Haida Gwaii…

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