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South Sask Stealth off to solid start at ‘A’ lacrosse provincials
All-star teams comprised of players from Moose Jaw Lacrosse Association, other communities post wins in 12U and 14U divisions
The South Sask Stealth are off to a solid start at the Sask Lacrosse provincial ‘A’ box lacrosse championships in Regina this weekend.
The Stealth — made up of players from the Moose Jaw Lacrosse Association and other organizations in the southern part of the province — won their opening game in the 12-and-under division 10-3 over the Regina Barracuda and split their first two 14U games, falling 7-3 to the Regina Barracuda and following with an 11-6 victory over the Saskatoon SWAT.
The 12U Stealth have two round-robin games remaining against the North Sask Predators and Saskatoon SWAT on Saturday evening and Sunday morning, while the 14U crew will rematch the SWAT in the semifinal on Sunday.
Stealth 12U 10, Barracuda 3
The Stealth wasted little time getting off to a fast start in the tournament opener, rolling out to a 3-0 lead in the first period and extending their edge to 6-1 through two before tacking on four insurance markers in the final frame.
Moose Jaw’s Caiden Arnott scored once and added a pair of assists, while fellow Mustang Kashton Smith had two goals to go along with single markers from Luke Turner, Hayden Nidesh and Vincent Griffiths.
Weyburn’s Alex Labrecque and Estevan’s Cameron Millbrandt each had two goals and an assist to lead the Stealth offence.
Barracuda 7, Stealth 14U 3
Things didn’t get off to the best of starts for the Stealth in the older division, as leading 2-1 after the first, Regina scored three straight goals to build a 5-1 second period lead. South Sask would get one back before the period was out but would get no closer.
Moose Jaw’s Lachlan Clark had one of the Stealth’s goals, Standing Buffalo’s Sawyer Leko and Jack Missal scored South Sask’s other markers.
Stealth 14U 11, Saskatoon 6
The Stealth apparently wanted nothing to do with falling behind in their second game of the tournament.
South Sask scored seven first-period goals — including five in the game’s first six minutes — to take control against the SWAT. Things were fairly even from there, as the two teams each scored twice in the second and the Stealth outscored Saskatoon 3-2 in the final frame.
The Mustangs’ Brodyn Pladson picked up where he left off after being named a provincial all-star two weekends ago, scoring three times and finishing with a four-point night.
Clark also had a solid contest with a goal and three points, while Leko had two goals and an assist. Swift Current’s Hudson Hayden scored a pair of goals, Missal and Lumsden’s Declan Armstrong each had single markers. Swift Current’s Brady Simpson picked up two assists.
Sask Lacrosse is streaming games throughout the weekend on their Facebook page, simply visit www.facebook.com/SaskLacrosse and click on the corresponding links.
Tips, Stealth Team for Benefit Lacrosse Game – Everett Silvertips
EVERETT – The Everett Silvertips and Washington Stealth are teaming up to help local youth hockey and lacrosse programs in western Washington with the inaugural Comcast Arena Classic benefit lacrosse game at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21 at Everett’s Comcast Arena.
The first installment of the local youth sports benefit game – a lacrosse matchup, will mix Silvertips and Stealth players together and then divide them into two teams that will play for local bragging rights on the Comcast Arena floor. A rematch for next season – on the ice in the form of a benefit hockey game – is already being drawn up.
With support from Global Spectrum, management for the Comcast Arena, and the Everett Public Facilities District, 100 percent of the proceeds from the game will benefit area youth hockey and lacrosse organizations to fund new equipment, playing time and scholarship programs.
“We at the Everett Silvertips are thrilled to be working in concert with the Washington Stealth to support youth sports in our community,” said Zoran Rajcic, Executive Vice President of the Everett Silvertips. “We hope that our combined efforts will provide a greater boost to the athletic opportunities of local young people than either of us could do alone. A number of our players have experience playing box lacrosse. This game should be great fun for the fans and players of both teams.”
With shorter quarters than traditional National Lacrosse League games at Comcast Arena, the Tips, Stealth exhibition matchup will consist four 10-minute quarters with a brief halftime intermission. Following the game, fans will be treated to an opportunity for photographs and autographs with their favorite Tips and Stealth players on the Comcast Arena floor.
“We are honored to join with the Comcast Arena’s anchor tenant, the Everett Silvertips, who are celebrating their 10th year in the city, in giving back to the community through the inaugural Comcast Arena Classic,” said David Takata, President of the Washington Stealth. “We have always admired the Silvertips’ community spirit and have watched hockey blossom in the region with their presence.”
Hockey and lacrosse are two of the fastest growing sports in Washington state. Over the past decade, Washington state participation in youth hockey, which ranks only behind Wisconsin and Alaska among the 31 U.S. states without NHL teams, has grown some 250 percent to 7,615 players according the USA Hockey. Among the local hockey organizations that will benefit are the Everett Youth Hockey and the Seattle Junior Hockey Association.
For lacrosse, Washington state ranks among the fastest growing in the nation with participation in the sport growing at an annual double-digit pace over the last decade. According to US Lacrosse annual participation data, there are some 10,000 lacrosse participants in the state with 4,000 students playing at the high school level.
General admission tickets are just $10 per pair and available from participating local youth hockey and lacrosse organizations, by calling the Silvertips or Stealth offices or at the door.
A full list of participating area youth hockey and lacrosse clubs are at www.ComcastArenaEverett.com.
WHAT: Comcast Arena Classic
Everett Silvertips / Washington Stealth Benefit Lacrosse Game
Supporting Area Youth Hockey and Lacrosse Clubs
WHEN: 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) Thursday, February 21, 2013
WHERE: Comcast Arena, Everett, Wash.
TICKETS: $10 per pair (available through local youth hockey and lacrosse clubs)
BENEFITS: 100 percent of proceeds benefit area youth hockey and lacrosse clubs
MORE INFO: www. ComcastArenaEverett.com
Vancouver Stealth, entire lacrosse community mourn loss of NLL hall of fame coach Chris Hall
The above photo is the first thing you see when you pass through door, make a quick left and walk into the Vancouver Stealth’s dressing room in their Langley Events Centre Field House practice arena.
It’s Chris Hall with the Champion’s Cup, after he guided the then Washington Stealth to the National Lacrosse League crown in 2010. It hangs above the stalls at the far end of the room. It’s one of several pictures mounted there. It’s the lone one not from last year, the team’s first season in Langley after moving from Everett, Wash.
It takes on even greater significance now.
Hall, the Stealth’s longtime coach, died Sunday, after a four-year battle with cancer. He was 64.
He was a big man, with a big presence. He took the attention of a room when he walked in, and things often became quiet when he began to speak. He had a coach-like quality even in regular, everyday situations.
There was a class and a dignity about the way the Victoria man known simply as “CH” in lacrosse circles handled himself last NLL season. The Stealth came into the campaign full of promise, but fell apart quickly and wound up 4-14-0. Hall, who was initially diagnosed with a tumour on his right tonsil in 2011 and missed a portion of the Stealth’s 2012 season due to a recurrence, was sick again through much of this past season. He was even undergoing what he would later call “maintenance chemotherapy,” during the campaign.
He never used it as an excuse, even though this struggling team thing was new territory for him. He kept his situation from the players, too, although when it was announced that he was stepping down after the season many of them said they had inkling, that they had seen him ill before and he wasn’t himself.
Over 13 seasons we had our ups & downs. I couldn’t of played for, learned from & won with a better man. Blessed 4 our time together. #RIPCH
— Lewis Ratcliff (@ratcliff42) December 22, 2014
Hall never ducked the media after a loss. He never lost his cool. He was all class through it all. You often left the rink feeling poorly about grilling him after a Stealth defeat.
He loved the game. That was plainly obvious. In early September, just days after he was inducted into the NLL hall of fame along with former Toronto Rock/Colorado Mammoth defensive ace Pat Coyle, Hall did a telephone interview in the midst of getting fluid drained from his chesty cavity . Anytime he could talk lacrosse was a good time.
Besides the 2010 championship, Hall guided the Stealth to the NLL title game in both 2011 and 2013. He also won it all behind the Calgary Roughnecks bench in 2004. His 85 regular-season wins rank him third all-time in the NLL, and his 11 postseason triumphs are fourth best. His lacrosse resumé also includes helping the Victoria Shamrocks to three Mann Cup national titles, including one as a player in 1979, and co-founding the Victoria Seasprays field lacrosse club, which won 12 national crowns during his time with them.
Hall is survived by his wife Pam, his sons Brock and Drew, his granddaughter Georgia, and his sister, Janice. Details on services are forthcoming.
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Rock to battle Bandits, loud Buffalo crowd, in NLL East final
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The Toronto Rock began its 2018-19 season in Buffalo, and it hopes to keep it going there.
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But the difference between an early season game and a playoff game at KeyBank Centre is huge, as one of the best fanbases in the National Lacrosse League turns up its intensity, as well as its signature B-O-X chant.
The Rock earned its way into Saturday’s NLL East final (7:30 p. m.) with a 16-14 win over the Georgia Swarm, dominating the game throughout but surviving a late-game scare where the Swarm scored four times deep into the fourth quarter.
Close calls have been the norm for the Rock this season.
“That’s the NLL in a nutshell,” Rock goaltender Nick Rose told NLL.com. “We had a six-goal lead but our bench wasn’t feeling well at that point.’
“We knew we had to keep playing.”
“True to form, we made it interesting,” coach Matt Sawyer said. “I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t a tense final few minutes.”
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“It wasn’t the finish we wanted, but it was the result we wanted.”
Offensively, the Rock received four goals from Tom Schreiber, who played his best game since moving his top-class outdoor skills to the arena game. Adam Jones had three, while Kieran McArdle and Dan Craig had two apiece, a sign that Toronto is maintaining the balanced scoring it has enjoyed all year.
The Rock and Bandits are meeting in the NLL’s semifinal round for the third time. In 2014, Buffalo took a 19-10 win over Toronto. In 2011, the Rock scored a 12-11 win en route to its most recent championship which it won beating the then Washington Stealth.
More recently, the Rock beat the Bandits in two of three meetings this season, handing Buffalo (14-4) half of its losses. That season opener went to the Rock 17-12. Toronto also won 12-11 at home. The second meeting in Buffalo saw the Bandits take an 8-6 win.
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“We’ve played well against them all year,” defender Brad Kri said. “They’re a good team but we step up to the occasion when we play good teams like that. We match up pretty well against them.”
Kri’s job, along with those on the back end, will have to contain former league MVPs Dhane Smith (102 points in 2019) and Shawn Evans (94). Corey Small also has been a nice addition this season with 74 points. Offensively, the Rock need to beat goaltender Matt Vinc, but even before they get there, have to contend with two excellent defenders in Mitch de Snoo and Nick Weiss.
Both ends of the floor will have their hands full with Bandits captain Steve Priolo. The 10-year veteran led the transition with 135 loose balls and 11 goals.
Still, the Rock will be heading across the border with a lot of confidence.
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“Any team can win and any team can have a good game,” Jones said. “We’re excited but at the same time we know what’s ahead of us.”
“We’re looking forward to hopefully winning and getting to the (NLL) finals.”
VINC A HUGE ADDITION TO BANDITS
During the offseason, every team looks for that one free agent signing that makes it better.
The Buffalo Bandits made that signing last November when they added Matt Vinc.
The man nicknamed Vino is the gold standard among goaltenders in the NLL. The 36-year-old St. Catharines native has done more than any other man in league history assigned to guard the twine. In 14-seasons, Vinc has received the league’s goalie of the year award a record six times including 2018 (Retired legends Steve Dietrich and Bob Watson are next with two each). And he backstopped the Rochester Knighthawks to three championships from 2013 to 2015.
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It’s likely he’ll add another off-season award, as he again led the NLL with a 10.02 goals-against average and was third in saves (705) and save percentage (.803). Most importantly, he led the Bandits to a league-best 14 wins. Most recently, he made 46 saves in the Bandits’ 13-6 win over the New England Black Wolves in their division semi-final last Saturday.
“The bigger the game, the bigger (Vinc) plays,” Bandits head coach Rich Kilgour told Bandits.com. “He knows what to expect to get ready for these games.”
“That’s the reason we brought him in here. He’s been everything we thought and more.”
The move to Buffalo was also rejuvenating for Vinc after eight years in Rochester. He hasn’t changed a lot as he ends the decade the way he started it, being the best goaltender in indoor lacrosse.
“Every game you go into it, the preparation is the same,” Vinc told NLL.com. “As I get older, I’m able to keep my emotions in check and adapt and overcome.
“We have a young group of players. It’s fun to be around.”
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Kim vows to build ‘invincible’ military while slamming US
By HYUNG-JIN KIM
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reviewed a rare exhibition of weapons systems and vowed to build an “invincible” military, as he accused the United States of creating tensions and not taking action to prove it has no hostile intent toward the North, state media reported Tuesday.
In an apparent continued effort to drive a wedge between Washington and Seoul, Kim also said his drive to build up his military isn’t targeted at South Korea and that there shouldn’t be another war pitting Korean people against each other.
Kim gave the speech Monday at the “Defense Development Exhibition ‘Self-Defense-2021′,” an event meant to mark the previous day’s 76th birthday of the ruling Workers’ Party. South Korean media reported it was the first such event held by North Korea.
“The U.S. has frequently signaled it’s not hostile to our state, but there is no action-based evidence to make us believe that they are not hostile,” Kim said, according to the official Korean Central News Agency. “The U.S. is continuing to create tensions in the region with its wrong judgments and actions.”
Calling the United States a “source” of instability on the Korean Peninsula, Kim said his country’s most important objective is possessing an “invincible military capability” that no one can dare challenge.
Kim accused South Korea of hypocrisy because it criticizes North Korea’s weapons development as provocations while spending heavily to increase its own military capabilities, including purchasing advanced U.S. stealth fighters. But he still said his military doesn’t target South Korea.
“I say once again that South Korea isn’t the one that our military forces have to fight against,” Kim said. “Surely, we aren’t strengthening our defense capability because of South Korea. We shouldn’t repeat a horrible history of compatriots using force against each other.”
North Korea has sent mixed signals toward its rivals in recent weeks.
Last month, North Korea performed its first missile tests in six months, including nuclear-capable weapons that could reach targets in South Korea and Japan, including U.S. military bases there. But North Korea also said it’s open to talks with South Korea if conditions are met.
Some experts say North Korea is attempting to use South Korea’s desire to improve ties to pressure it to convince the United States to relax punishing economic sanctions on the North and make other concessions.
North Korea has long sought improved ties with the United States because it wants sanctions relief and a better security environment to focus on reviving its moribund economy. The high-stakes diplomacy between the countries fell apart in early 2019 after the Americans rejected North Korea’s calls for extensive sanctions relief in return for partial disarmament steps.
The United States has recently repeatedly offered talks with North Korea “anywhere and at any time” without preconditions. Kim has called such an offer “cunning” attempt to conceal U.S. hostility against North Korea, as he wants Washington to ease the sanctions or suspend its regular military drills with Seoul first before the talks can resume.
Despite its recent missile tests, Kim still maintains a 2018 self-imposed moratorium on long-range missile tests directly targeting the American homeland, a sign that he still wants to keep alive chances for future talks with Washington.
Associated Press writer Kim Tong-hyung contributed to this report.
Northwestern field hockey prepares to host Buckeyes and Spartans
Skye Swann, Assistant Sports Editor
October 15, 2021
Following a 6-1 win over Ball State, Northwestern sets their sights back on conference matchups, with a Big Ten weekend slate featuring No. 19 Ohio State and Michigan State at Lakeside Field.
Senior midfielder Kayla Blas said the convincing team win was great for morale following a double overtime loss to No. 2 Michigan, adding that the team took away skills they can improve upon for the Buckeyes and Spartans.
“We’re really excited to get back home,” Blas said. “We’re excited to get back to some Big Ten Games and make a statement in the Big Ten that we’re here and we want it just as much as anyone else.”
The Wildcats (10-4, 1-3 Big Ten) will square off against Ohio State (7-5, 1-2) on Lakeside Field Friday for the first time this season. This past spring, NU beat the Buckeyes in overtime twice. Redshirt junior forward Bente Baekers and junior midfielder Ana Medina Garcia were two of the lead scorers in those faceoffs, and will be two valuable players this weekend.
Coach Tracey Fuchs said the team will have to be prepared for the Buckeyes, stressing the importance of consistency on the field. She added the Cats will focus on sticking to their game and moving the ball fast.
“This is going to be a battle,” Fuchs said. “(Ohio State) is stingy when it comes to shots so we need to play three-touch hockey and take it from the start.”
NU’s high-powered offensive playmakers will be valuable chess pieces for Friday’s battle as they hold off Ohio State’s stealth attack, specifically Baekers and graduate student forward Clara Roth. The two are first and second on the team with 13 and 8 goals, respectively.
The Cats will have to shift gears quickly after the Buckeyes, preparing for the feisty Spartans. NU met Michigan State (7-3, 0-3) in the beginning of the 2020 season in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and were victorious.
Although the Cats came out with a win, Blas said the group will still have to play their hardest on the field because it’s been a while since NU’s last encounter with the Spartans. She said the defensive presence on corners will be something the Cats will work on during the Buckeyes game and this upcoming week.
“Everyone had so much energy on the field,” Blas said. “It makes everyone else want it even more and to go harder.”
After losing to Michigan, Blas said the team realized they need to be faster with tackling and keeping possession. She said the Wolverines were a fast-paced team, and the Cats came out of the match seeing a need to improve in that area of their game. But she praised NU’s ability to fight until the very end, emphasizing the squad’s motto of pushing everyone to play hard until the final whistle.
As the Cats head into their last leg of the regular season, these upcoming matches will be crucial for earning a high seed in the Big Ten Tournament and clinching a berth into the NCAA tournament.
Fuchs said the last week of games was not NU’s best performance, expressing discontent with their shooting accuracy in their past conference games. She reiterated these next games will be rematches for the Cats to show their technique and dominance on the field.
“We have a lot of offensive power so we just need to score and get goals,” Fuchs said. “(Ball State’s) win and these games will help us get back on track.”
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New old “Topol” – RIA Novosti, 05/26/2021
Actually, there is nothing unusual in such an asymmetry: the rich are the things we answer. However, the question arises regarding the value of this wealth and, accordingly, the appropriateness of such an answer. To begin with, the RS-24 rocket is, after all, the well-known Topol, only with a different warhead. An indirect, but compelling reason for this is the numerous statements of Russian officials that the Topol element base was used in the creation of the RS-24.In addition, on December 19, First Russian Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov unambiguously linked the two missiles, stating that the new Topol-M missile system “will also appear with multiple warheads.”
The designation RS-24 appeared thanks to the START-1 treaty. According to this document, Russia and the United States do not have the right until 2009 to replace the initially monoblock warheads of their missiles with MIRVs. This limitation does not apply to new products. Let’s take a closer look at Topol.
This mobile solid-propellant missile system was created, by the way, as an asymmetric response to the deployment by the Americans in the mid-70s of MIRVed strategic missiles and increased firing accuracy.The USSR could not boast of developing its own similar projects. The “Topol” weapon system (according to the western code classification SS-25 “Sickle”) in the mobile version began to enter combat duty in 1984.
In the 90s, Russia carried out a large-scale modernization of the Topol, and in 2000 adopted the Topol-M (SS-27) silo-based missiles, and about a year ago, the first complexes in the mobile version took up combat duty – “ Topol-M2 “. According to the plans of the Russian leadership, it is the new Topol that should become the basis of the country’s ground-based nuclear forces for many years to come.Moreover, now these missiles are also assigned the role of a counterweight to the American missile defense system.
It is believed that the main advantages of the new Topol weapon system are mobility, which provides stealth deployment and increased capabilities to overcome enemy missile defense through the use of MIRVs with maneuvering warheads. The arguments are serious. But.
It may seem that the principle of mobility fully meets the conditions of camouflage and secrecy. Unfortunately, – answered.Since the appearance of the Lacrosse series of radar reconnaissance satellites in the United States in the mid-1990s, darkness and cloudiness have ceased to be an obstacle to missile detection anywhere. In this case, there is no longer any question of secrecy, but the survival rate of the complex in the event of an enemy missile strike is practically zero. In passing, we note that at one time the United States, on reflection, abandoned the creation of the Midgetman mobile strategic missile system and completely focused on the problem of the survival of its ground nuclear weapons by increasing the protection of missile silos as part of the Minuteman-3 ICBM modernization program.
Now – about the “multi-headedness” and, as a consequence, – about the range and accuracy of fire.
From the mass of highly authoritative open foreign sources, ranging from Britannica to specialized American magazines such as Military Technology and Aviation Week, we know that the original Topol was equipped with a monobloc warhead with a nuclear warhead with a TNT equivalent of 550 kt. At the same time, the circular probable deviation (CEP) was about 200 m. At the same time, the main American ICBM Minuteman-3, which took over on combat duty in 1970, was equipped with MIRV IN Mk-12A with three warheads with TNT equivalent of 335 kt …The KVO of the American missile did not exceed 220 m, and after the aforementioned modernization it is, according to estimates, 120 m. Moreover, the Minuteman’s firing range is up to 14800 km.
For all that, the launch mass of the Topol is as much as 12 tons more than the corresponding indicator of the American missile, which, of course, affects the firing range.
As time went on, the single-block Topol-M, according to, for example, the special Russian Internet edition “Military Parity”, “pulled up” in many respects.In particular, the traction characteristics of the sustainer stages have improved and, to a certain extent, the KVO has decreased.
However, it turns out that the modernized Topol is only approaching the American missile almost forty years ago, clearly inferior in firing range and warhead power.
But, as you know, any modernization is finite. But the MIRV is fundamentally different from the monoblock in terms of equipment, and, therefore, in terms of weight. First of all, a stage of disengagement of warheads with an autonomous control system is required, the numerous electronic equipment of which must, moreover, be protected from the damaging factors of a nuclear explosion, plus special means for detecting and countering interference.Requires its own propulsion system with a supply of fuel to ensure changes in the speed and orientation of the warhead before the separation of each warhead. In addition, the warhead itself is equipped with several orientation engines. The essential increase in the mass of the warhead necessary in this case is possible only by reducing the power of the warheads or reducing the firing range. The latter factor, by the way, is already critical for Topol-M. According to “Military Parity”, the firing range of the mobile complex does not exceed 9600 km.
Thus, the question arises. More precisely, two. Isn’t the value of the very concept of reliance on ground-based strategic nuclear forces, which have guaranteed security for the country for many difficult years, not being devalued for the sake of “asymmetry”? Maybe it is worth developing an adequate and symmetrical response by deploying our own on-site missile defense along with ICBMs equipped with effective means of penetration based on MIRVs?
But that’s another story and … another rocket.
The opinion of the author may not coincide with the position of the editors
90,000 Bill Games – Hockey – Sports.Common crawl en
A year ago, among most of my colleagues, I looked like a black sheep. Instead of longing for Bykov and Zakharkin, after their 0:17, he suddenly gave out a text with the title “Bill hits and will hit”. Many did not support his optimistic tone at the time. But I continued to bend my line in other articles about the national team during the season. Because he believed and did not doubt – everything will be fine with us.
The most important reason why everything should have worked out for us already at this world championship is the figure of the head coach.Often, behind all the tactical nuances and results of tournaments, we lose sight of the personality itself. And we focus on her only when she herself gives a reason to talk about herself.
So it was with Bykov and Zakharkin. These are, of course, two textured personalities. For some, they will forever remain great coaches who returned gold medals to Russia after fifteen years of inactivity. For some, they will be great rogues, and not the most honest public people. But the fact that they are individuals is indisputable.This is a tandem that, in its best years in the national team, perfectly combined a coach-motivator and a coach-technologist. This combination gave excellent results, but once it stalled, turned into an anarchic game and life model. The controversy about why this happened is still ongoing. The most popular version is that they were “helped” by functionaries, envious trainers and the media. They helped, helped, but the root cause of the dismissal was precisely in the specialists themselves. They fired themselves.
How great that we are now talking about hockey, about ten victories in ten matches, and not about defeat by Germany, clones or ponds …
However, all this is in the past, the tandem is on a sabbatical, gaining strength, and perhaps more than once will give a reason to talk about itself.Their time in the national team is gone, and the change was at least equal. Now this is clear even from the result. True, this is already a coach-strategist, a real personality who does not fall below a certain level, both in the game and in life. And that is why Bilyaletdinov had to succeed. And how great it is that at the end of this world championship we are talking about hockey, about ten victories in ten matches, and not about defeat by Germany, clones or ponds …
Bill’s coaching career has led him to this appointment for a long time.Yes, it was hard to leave Kazan, but now, I think, neither the coach himself nor Ak Bars, which is close to signing a contract with Valery Belov, Bilyaletdinov’s assistant, regret it. Many experts and fans, imagining themselves to be first-class connoisseurs of hockey, immediately expressed their “fi” to this candidacy. The claims were essentially the following: until Sochi, we will now play rollback, the NHL stars will not go to Bill, since he is a tough specialist and will quarrel with everyone, plus the national team will be Ak Bars, and in general its maximum is the semifinals world championship.
Of course, claims have a right to life. But here it should be noted that all of them were based, rather, not on facts, but on personal perception. Someone simply does not like Bilyaletdinov, while someone still has a belief that our hockey can only lead to a bright future with the BiZ tandem. But now this belief resembles the game in the new Mavrodi and MMM-2011.
This world championship destroyed all stereotypes about Bilyaletdinov. Rollback? Watch the match against Sweden in the group stage, all playoff games, including the final, where the Russian national team dominated, played active hockey and, most importantly, added from period to period.Another question is that we were not sophisticated and acted in a disciplined manner. When necessary, they just played by the count, did nothing superfluous and showed absolute universalism. At the same time, they scored nearly fifty goals in ten matches!
Will the stars go? Malkin, Datsyuk, Ovechkin, Semin … Bilyaletdinov even allowed himself to abandon one of the best goalkeepers in the world, Ilya Bryzgalov.
Is the national team “Ak Bars”? To some extent, yes, but Ak Bars is the best of its times. And there is nothing wrong with that.There is confidence in almost all players. Everyone knows what to do. And now we will definitely not hear after any possible defeat to Canada the phrase a la Bryzgalov: “We were not told how to beat them.” In this coaching staff, this is simply impossible.
Rollback? Watch the match against Sweden in the group stage, all playoff games, including the final where the Russian national team dominated, played active hockey
They were also afraid of how Bilyaletdinov, known for his secrecy, would be influenced by all kinds of media.But even here our coach proved to be a good fellow – not a single scandal, plus at times just an excellent sense of humor at press conferences, as well as quite detailed answers to many, many questions. The situation with Tarasenko and Burmistrov slightly spoiled the overall impression. Perhaps it really was not worth even taking these guys to the World Cup if they were not counted on. However, if Ovechkin and Semin had not arrived, they would have been added. This time it did not grow together, plus the story of Tarasenko’s overweight and his physical form as a whole is not fully understood.But another thing is clear – Vladimir did not impress even in the test matches and at the Eurotour. But he has everything ahead, and the adult gold medal of the world champion, hopefully, is not far off.
The World Championship came out calm for us. All matches were won by two or more goals. But the most important thing is that our coaching staff received a lot of food for thought for the future. Myshkin, Belov, Yushkevich, Nikitin, Bilyaletdinov, you can add here Nazarov and Kravchuk, who also helped the national team during the season.So, all these people in the past season confirmed that they are professionals capable of giving results. And this is just the first step towards the ultimate goal. However, it is quite weighty – a third of the way has already been covered.
Yes, it is quite possible that next season we will see difficulties that will give coaches even more food for thought before the Olympics than victories. But you should not panic, otherwise you end up running the risk of being on a par with today’s critics, who are now mostly silent or admit that they were wrong.But support is needed. Just do not doubt that the Bilyaletdinov bar in the Russian national team will not be lowered. Not in life, not in the game. Why? We will talk about this again in a year …
Peresvet combat duty and new capabilities of the Strategic Missile Forces
Chief of the General Staff, General of the Army Valery Gerasimov, announced the beginning of the service of the promising Peresvet laser systems. This product completed the stage of experimental combat duty and switched to full-fledged combat duty.Reportedly, the task of “Peresvet” is to ensure the operation of mobile ground complexes of strategic missile forces.
Stages of the way
On March 1, 2018, President Vladimir Putin announced the existence of the laser complex, which later received the name “Peresvet”. Together with the laser complex, several other types of weapons were announced. Subsequently, “Peresvet” was repeatedly mentioned in various messages, but no new details were received.
In December last year, the country’s leadership announced the beginning of experimental combat duty.Such tasks were solved by “Peresvet” from December 1, but details were not reported. The bulk of the data was still not disclosed.
On February 20, 2019, the President brought up the topic of combat lasers again. According to him, all the “Peresveta” put into the troops were planned to be transferred to full-fledged combat duty in December.
On December 18, General Gerasimov, at a briefing with the participation of military attachés of foreign states, disclosed new data on Peresvet. According to him, such complexes have been on alert since the beginning of December.The equipment is deployed in the positional areas of the PGRK. The task of combat lasers is to cover the maneuverable actions of missile systems.
Thus, for the first time at the official level, they revealed the purpose and features of the work of the latest domestic development. The statements of the Chief of the General Staff remove a number of questions and confirm some of the earlier versions.
Goals and objectives
Purpose, goals and objectives, as well as future operators of the “Peresvet” complex, until recently remained unknown.It is now clear that this system was developed in the interests of the Strategic Missile Forces. Its task is to ensure the watch of mobile ground missile systems located in positional areas. It can be assumed how exactly such tasks should be solved.
From the moment of the first reports of the existence of “Peresvet”, the most popular version was that this complex is intended for the implementation of air defense. Depending on the characteristics of the laser emitter, it could damage air targets or blind their optics.The most daring assessments also mentioned the possibility of combating enemy space vehicles, such as early warning satellites.
Apparently, the version about the air defense complex, built on the new principles, turned out to be correct. It is this variant of the use of a combat laser that is most useful in the context of ensuring the duty of a PGRK.
The existing PGRK have a number of characteristic advantages and are distinguished by increased combat stability. Due to this, they are a convenient and effective means for retaliating against an aggressor.However, these qualities make the mobile complex a priority target. The enemy will make every effort to identify, detect and timely defeat the PGRK.
Various reconnaissance means can be used to identify missile systems on patrol routes. These can be optical reconnaissance satellites, unmanned aerial vehicles, or some types of manned aircraft. In view of the characteristic features of the position areas and patrol routes, optical reconnaissance means are of great importance.
Countermeasures to aerial and space platforms with optics can be performed in several ways. One of them turns out to be the use of combat lasers capable of disrupting the work of reconnaissance systems or destroying them. Now such a niche in our army is occupied by the new complex “Peresvet”. His “skills and abilities” are now being used in the interests of the Strategic Missile Forces.
Based on this assumption and the available official data, one can imagine exactly what the combat duty of the laser complex looks like.A system consisting of several mobile units must arrive at a given position and deploy. The well-known form of the Peresvet components shows that this complex cannot work in motion and needs a stationary position.
By external target designation or using its own means, the complex should search for air or space targets and take them for independent escort. Then, with the help of high-power laser radiation, the optics are temporarily or permanently disabled.With sufficient power, the laser can literally burn through the structural elements of the target with a fatal result for it.
As a result, the enemy cannot continue reconnaissance of the area and loses the ability to identify the PGRK on patrol routes or at firing positions. Thanks to this, missile systems can continue to operate with minimal risk.
It is not clear with what intelligence means Peresvet can fight. Apparently, the laser power with a margin is sufficient to “blind” air targets.Also, its ability to damage their structure cannot be ruled out. The anti-satellite potential of the complex is questionable.
The needs of the army
As a means of ensuring alertness, the Peresvet complexes interact with the existing PGRK. Our Strategic Missile Forces have three types of such systems – Topol, Topol-M and Yars. Mobile ground complexes are in service with eight missile divisions deployed in different regions.
The acquisition of all formations with laser complexes and the preparation of positional areas will be associated with certain difficulties and take a lot of time.First of all, significant quantities of serial laser systems are required – up to several dozen. For them, it is necessary to organize positions and ensure interaction with other components of the Strategic Missile Forces.
How many “Peresvetov” and in what time frame the missile troops want to receive is unknown. Probably, such data will remain a secret for a long time. Until they are announced, they will have to rely only on estimates and forecasts.
It can be said without exaggeration that this month began a new era in the history of our armed forces.A promising model, using fundamentally new principles of work, took over on combat duty. A novelty with broad capabilities – and classified characteristics – has found application in the most responsible sector, in the Strategic Missile Forces, and now participates in the processes of strategic deterrence.
In the coming years, we should expect the mass production of serial “Peresvetov” and the gradual introduction of such equipment in the missile forces. It cannot be ruled out that the issues of using such equipment in other branches of the armed forces will be worked out in parallel – with the subsequent purchase and putting into service.However, even without this, already on the basis of the latest news from the Strategic Missile Forces, we can talk about the successful completion of work and the introduction of a fundamentally new system into operation.
Ready translation Haven Online / Shelter online: Chapter 102. Uniper :: Tl.Rulate.ru
– Forgive my bad manners, my name is Uniper. I work as a pastry chef at the Lacrosse bakery, ”said Uniper, wiping tears from his eyes.
Signa looked closely at Juniper and saw that he was indeed wearing a green and pink uniform with the Lacrosse logo.The uniform fit his face, the man was small and chubby, and that clothes made him pretty cute, especially that little green chef’s hat attached to his blond hair.
– Everything is in order. You must have worked hard on this cake. I’d be upset too if something like this happened to me, ”Melting Snow told him encouragingly.
Nodding gratefully at Melting Snow’s words, Juniper looked at Blue with hope in his blue-green eyes:
– Will you help me make another cake?
– Let’s get out of the way before we speak.We don’t want to run into anyone else, do we? – Sinya told them and went to the statue of a man with a sword, which was standing a little to the side of the road.
Moving away from the crowd that scurried back and forth along the road, they finally reached the area where the statue is located. Sinya and Juniper sat down on one of the benches to talk, while Melting Snow, at the same time, decided to take a closer look at the statue.
As soon as they sat down, Juniper grabbed Xinyi’s hand and said in a pleading tone:
– So will you help me?
“First describe the problem,” said Shinya, taking his hand away, not wanting to get involved so quickly.He still had the feeling that he had read something like that somewhere.
– I have no time to make another cake as I still need to prepare other desserts. And these desserts are very sophisticated, they take a lot of time, – explained Uniper. – The cake itself is the simplest of the desserts, but at the same time it is the main decoration of the banquet. The mayor has specially marked this point, and if it is not there, the mayor will be very upset.
Shinya thought for a minute and then said:
– Tell me more about the mayor.
Juniper looked around to make sure no one was eavesdropping on them. Xinya found this strange and decided that perhaps more events were connected with this mayor of the city than he thought.
– The mayor used to be very kind and helpful. He always listened to the problems of the people, and never demanded more from the townspeople, although he could.He was the greatest mayor this city has ever had. But one day everything changed. The mayor has become a dictator, ”said Uniper.
– Really? But the people here do not look like they live under a dictatorship at all, ”Sinya said.
Sighing, Juniper replied:
– All because the mayor wants it. Its power is hidden everywhere, but you will not notice it until you look directly at it. At the moment, the owners and employees of the city’s shops are feeling the most pressure.
Something in all this seemed so familiar to Sinya, as if he was about to grab hold of some thought, but in the end, it still eluded him. Giving up, Shinya stopped thinking about it and turned his attention to Juniper. He looked at him with such despair that Shinya decided to help him.
“Okay, I’ll help you make another cake, just tell me what to do,” Sinya told him.
Juniper immediately perked up, as if a gigantic load had fallen from his shoulders.He began to explain to Sinya what kind of cake the mayor wants and when it needs to be delivered.
[Quest started !!!]
Pastry chef Juniper dropped the cake for the mayor’s banquet this evening and has no time to change it. Uniper asks you to prepare a new cake, he will give you a cake recipe and describe the design in which it needs to be decorated. The cake must be delivered to the mayor’s estate by 8pm before the banquet begins.If these conditions are not met, Juniper will be publicly disgraced and expelled from the city by the mayor. * Only players with specific skills can complete this quest.
Time Remaining: 6 hours
[Reward: 700 XP / 100 Bronze Coins / Unknown Recipe]
“Here you go, this is the cake recipe and design,” said Uniper, rising from the bench and holding out the scrolls to Signe. “I have to hurry back to the bakery to start making other desserts, thank you very much for your help.
When Juniper left, Melting Snow trudged back. Sinya, seeing him, asked:
– Finished staring at the statue?
– I didn’t stare at her, I looked after her. I still remember those statues in the potions dungeon where you took me.
Shinya almost burst out laughing at the serious tone he said. If he knew him worse, he would have thought that those statues left a deep trauma to the poor boy.
– As you say, let’s go to the houseboat. I need to do something.
– Oh, so this baker gave you a quest? – asked Melting Snow, following.
“Yeah,” Sinya replied. “You should know yourself, since you practically threw him at me.
Laughing, Melting Snow said:
– It seems so. So are you supposed to make a cake for this guy or what?
“I need to make a cake, and there is a time limit for the task,” Shinya explained.
“Oh, then let’s hurry to your houseboat,” Melting Snow said, adding to his pace. “By the way, did that man give you the ingredients?”
– No, but don’t worry. After studying the recipe, I saw that I have everything I need, ”Shinya told him.
Snorting, Melting Snow said:
– Soaring Cloud, it doesn’t matter if you have ingredients or not. You should have asked the NPC for them. That’s why I need to be close to you, you are too kind.
Shinya just stroked Melting Snow’s head without answering. Melting Snow was so sweet when he was reprimanding him like that, so Shinya couldn’t help it.
“Actually, I’m serious,” Melting Snow said, a little annoyed that Shinya was treating him like a child.
“I know,” Sinya said with a smile. – Thank you for caring about me.
“No problem,” Melting Snow said and jokingly pushed Xinu with his hip.
After practicing their characteristics for about an hour, Wei and Wandering Sound decided to take a break and sit outside on the deck. There was a very comfortable-looking hanging chaise longue that Wei wanted to try out.
They made themselves comfortable, the lounger swaying slightly to the rhythm of the waves. The atmosphere was soothing. Wei became a little embarrassed when they practiced on the machines, she didn’t feel anything like that, but now the general mood seemed to change.
They started talking a little, at first on random topics, then they started discussing the game, and what they want to achieve in it. Then the conversation spilled over to discussing their lives and the like. Even when the conversation subsided, it didn’t matter, they still enjoyed each other’s company. Wei hoped that in the future they would be able to spend their time like this more often.
And they sat in silence, enjoying the surrounding atmosphere. The midday sun stood high in the sky, shining golden light on them and warming them.A light breeze swept through them, leaving behind the smell of salt water. The overall atmosphere made Wei feel like he and Wandering Sound were a retired married couple who are spending their golden age aboard a houseboat.
While Wei was smiling silly at her thoughts, Wandering Sound looked at her and said:
– It’s beautiful here, isn’t it? But this is only the second of the most beautiful views that I have seen.
– Yes? Then what is the first? Wei asked curiously, completely forgetting what she was just thinking.
Wandering Sound moved towards her, making Wei blush, and then whispered in her ear:
Wei was completely overwhelmed and did not know what to do. It seemed to her that her whole body was reddened. Before she could reply, Wandering Sound stopped her with a gesture.
“You don’t have to give me an answer right now, I just wanted to let you know that I think of you more than my friend.” Smiling warmly at her at last, Wandering Sound rose and headed inside the houseboat.
Wei watched him leave in a daze, then slowly touched her ear. She realized that she had feelings for the Wandering Sound, but she wanted to get to know him better before they became more than just friends.
The only thing she knew for sure was that she wanted to talk to Shinya right now. As soon as she wanted to send him a message, she saw that he was already on the way. There was a young boy with him and they happily talked while they walked.Wei knew for sure that it was Melting Snow, the boy about whom Shinya had talked so much. She was anxious to meet the boy who made Xinyu smile like that.
New White House Communications Director Hope Hicks: love for Donald Trump, friendship with Ivanka and big money
Recently, Western media reported that Donald Trump’s 28-year-old adviser, Hope Hicks, will now interim director of communications at the White House.It was she who at one time helped the current President of the United States to promote the election campaign and was directly involved in his communication with the press. Who is this Hicks and how did she fill the vacant position on Capital Hill? SPLETNIK.RU has collected the most interesting facts from the biography of one of Trump’s youngest aides.
Family: where the roots grow
Hope Hicks was born into a truly businesslike family. Her father, Paul B. Hicks III, was vice president of the National Football League, and also served as director of Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, one of the largest PR companies in the United States.Hope’s mom worked as a legal consultant for a Democratic congressman.
The girl’s parents did everything to make her grow up in the best conditions. From early childhood, Hicks attended various sports sections. She loved to go swimming at the Greenwich Country Club, and was also fond of lacrosse (quite popular in America) and led the school team in this sport. In an interview with the Washington Post, former coach Hicks said that she had an incredibly strong-willed character and loved to bring everything to the end.
Failed career model
Many publications claim that at the beginning of her career, Hope worked as a model. And this is true, but in part. At the age of 11, she, together with her sister, took part in the filming of an advertising campaign for Ralph Lauren, and later appeared on the pages of several lookbooks of the fashion house. But that was just a hobby for Hope.
Parents sincerely supported their daughter and did not forbid her to do what Hicks was interested in at that moment.Therefore, she grew up diversified and open to new experiments. By the way, as a teenager, Huop appeared on the cover of a series of time travel novels.
Hope Hicks in Greenwich Magazine
Hope Hicks on the cover of The It Girl
Study at the university
Little is known about Hope’s university studies. Media reports that she graduated from Southern Methodology University in Dallas. This educational institution is closed, therefore, not all families can pay for education in it.
Even while getting higher education, Hope did not forget about her school hobbies. She did not build a career as a model (and she was hardly going to), but continued to play lacrosse. The girl headed the local team, which managed to achieve very good results in four years.
Hope studied perfectly, was always extremely focused and responsibly approached various tasks. Some classmates called her “unapproachable” because of her iron and principled character.
Kellyanne Elizabeth Conway (advisor to Donald Trump) & Hope Hicks
First attempts: working for Ivanka Trump
Hope is unlikely to have anticipated that in 2017 she would be acting director of communications for the White House. After graduating from university, Hicks soon got a job. In 2012, fate brought her together with the Trump family, or rather, with one of his daughters. Hicks got into the PR agency Hiltzik Strategies, with which Ivanka worked.
Hope promoted the clothing line of the daughter of a billionaire, now the president of the United States. Not everyone knows, but Hicks took part in a professional photo shoot in outfits from Trump for her lookbook. They say that a really trusting relationship has developed between the girls. And their communication went beyond the office.
Hope Hicks in the lookbook of clothes from Ivanka Trump
90,036 One step closer: how Hope ended up at the disposal of Donald Trump
By 2014, Hope was literally the star of a PR agency.Many spoke about her ability to work and love for the work. She knew how to find a common language with almost any client, while never allowing herself anything superfluous. Hicks was always tactful and polite.
Since Hope got along with Ivanka, a couple of years before the presidential election, Donald Trump decided to lure the specialist over to his side. And the first time she was engaged in the development of the image of the family resort business.
More – more!
During Trump’s campaign, Hicks held the position of Trump’s press secretary.Her already vigorous activity was complemented by the fact that she had to process hundreds of applications a week (they say that she could process about 250 letters per day), but it was worth it – now the girl is the director of communications for the White House.
This position was previously held by Anthony Scaramucci. Trump himself appointed him, and after 10 days he also fired him. According to press reports, Hicks will remain in this position while the Washington administration is looking for a permanent replacement to replace Scaramucci.
When your boss is Donald Trump …
Rumor has it that Donald Trump decided to hire Hope Heeps only after seeing her photographs. They say that he was very bribed by the fact that the girl turned out to be not only beautiful, but also educated.
In 2015, she was appointed as Media Relations Officer. Hope also started social media and posted the same meaningful Twitter posts on behalf of the president.This activity was promoted by Hicks with great success. At the same time, she had never been involved in politics before. But did Donald himself care about this?
The current president of the United States supposedly had everything calculated. He knew perfectly well that the girl would rise to a higher position, so he did everything so that she was always there and was aware of all the events that took place. Hope really did not leave the billionaire a single step, and even during the presidential campaign, she settled in one of his apartments, for which, by the way, she did not pay a cent.This, of course, led the American public to a wide variety of thoughts …
Hope Hicks Personal Life
Despite the fact that some sources have already recorded Hope Hicks as Trump’s mistress, she herself did not react to public speculation. At that time, the girl met with the head of Donald Trump’s campaign headquarters, Corey Livandowski, who, by the way, was charged with beating journalist Michelle Fields. This happened in one of the cities of Florida during Trump’s conversation with voters.
When Fields wanted to ask the future president a question, Lewandowski grabbed the journalist’s hand so hard that she left bruises. She went to the police, but the case was hushed up.
Corey Lewandowski (head of Donald Trump’s campaign headquarters)
Hicks’ romance with Livandowski lasted about six years (maybe longer, of course). But in the end, the couple broke up. The reason for the gap is the girl’s busy work schedule and high employment. Moreover, according to press reports, the man did not like the fact that his beloved was living in Trump’s apartment…
How the Hope Hicks family reacted to her work with Trump
This circumstance (talking about the apartment), of course, could have embarrassed the girl’s parents, but they were more worried about the general condition of their daughter. In an interview with the New York Times, Hope’s mother said that she was very worried about the busy schedule of Hicks. She simply does not understand how it is possible to live in such a regime and at the same time not really go crazy.
She practically does not communicate with anyone… She has absolutely no time for this … It’s kind of crazy atmosphere … I hope she can handle it all,
– mother Hicks told.
Her opinion, by the way, is shared not only by her relatives, but also by many politicians. Some of them admitted that Donald Trump has a rather ambiguous character. He is very changeable in his decisions, so the opportunity to get a job in his team does not give any guarantees of long-term cooperation.
Hope Hicks and Stephen Bannon (Strategic Advisor to Donald Trump)
One of the parliamentarians, shortly before Trump’s victory in the presidential election, said in an interview with GQ that Hope most likely does not know how Donald might actually behave.However, as time shows, everything in her life is developing as well as possible.
Kellyanne Elizabeth Conway (advisor to Donald Trump) & Hope Hicks
Why does Hope Hicks admire Trump so much?
While her loved ones are amazed at how Hope can work on a 24/7 schedule, she pretends that she manages to handle everything without any problems. The new director of communications of the White House not only established all contacts with the media for Trump (almost established), but also learned to understand the billionaire and correctly respond to his words.
She considers Donald to be a very forward-thinking politician who understands perfectly well what he is doing. Hicks modestly adds that he is only helping the President of the United States to maintain his public position. In May of this year, she stated:
Donald Trump is the attention-grabbing president. He is very energetic, a positive comes from him, which is transmitted to everyone around. Donald Trump knows how to really captivate his audience: it can be a group of three people sitting in one room, or a stadium of 30 thousand people.He treats everyone with respect, has a subtle sense of humor and some amazing property of making people feel needed.
Donald Trump and his team
We cannot judge how biased Hope is. One thing is strange: why did they not talk about her earlier? There are good reasons for this: the first (the most important of them) is Hicks’ “secrecy”. She never gave public comments, did not particularly pose in front of reporters, but is still present in pictures from official events.In social networks, you can’t follow the girl’s life either – she does not only maintain an Instagram page, but the profile is open only to a select circle.
Hope Hicks & Keith Schiller (White House External Affairs Officer, Donald Trump’s bodyguard)
How much does Hope Hicks earn?
For the general public, Hawk Hicks is an inconspicuous figure, but in Donald Trump’s apparatus she plays a really big role. And this, by the way, is well expressed in monetary terms.
It is said that over the past year, she officially earned almost 200 thousand dollars, while she also managed to replenish her bank account with 100 thousand dollars during the election race. And these indicators are almost the highest in the White House. Only Stephen Bannon (strategic adviser to the president) and former White House chief of staff Rines Priebus receive such a salary.
Who knows, perhaps the new position is not the limit of Hope Hicks’ career ambitions and we will very soon find out about her in her new status?
Mute the sound.The dark side of power. Leadership behaviors that can cost careers and businesses
Mute the sound
Like many successful leaders, Martin came out in part because of the impressive impression he made. From an influential family on the East Coast, former military, Martin graduated from West Point, and was the leader of the lacrosse team in high school and college.  Strongly built, with a square jaw and a deep rumbling voice, Martin looked like a natural commander.He quickly rose through the ranks of an international consumer goods company before being lured into the position of regional leader at an even more powerful corporation. Ultimately, Martin’s new CEO, who was about to retire within three years, included Martin, along with two other internal candidates, among his potential successors. However, he was concerned about Martin’s tendency to resort to “bragging and eloquence” in certain circumstances.The director drew attention to the fact that Martin, faced with a difficult task that does not have a clear answer or goes beyond his previous experience, relies on his oratory. Instead of admitting that he didn’t know something, undertaking more research, or inspiring his team to find better ideas, Martin put on shows. He exaggerated problems, describing complexities with colorful hyperbole and impressing listeners with his excellent analysis of the situation, or he told excellent stories that were very entertaining and distracting the attention of employees from the problem.People who first encountered Martin considered him brilliant and charming.
Unfortunately, as a leader, he was heading towards disaster. Although mentors and supervisors had previously advised him to soften his style and focus on business issues, acting more openly and quickly, he did not put much effort in this direction. Martin was convinced that people were just jealous of his speaking skills and that his persuasiveness was the key to his effectiveness. Things only got better when the coach sat down with Martin, presented him with unambiguous feedback from other people, and listed situations that Martin did not cope with from the point of view of others.He shared with Martin the feedback from subordinates and management and cited their hard-hitting comments, which clearly pointed to cases where Martin’s tendency to put on a show not only did not help to cope with the problem, but sometimes exacerbated it. The combined weight of all this criticism has had an effect. In the end, Martin was able to admit that his melodramatic inclinations can be destructive and something must be done about it. As a first step, he made it a habit to think about what he was about to say and began to deliberately give other people the opportunity to interrupt him, ask questions, and raise objections.He has not lost his personality, but managed to fine-tune his style – and remained on the list of possible successors to the CEO.
If you are a melodramatic leader, you should pay attention to feedback on the impact you have on others. The good news is that this destructor is easy to loop through. Unlike many other destructors, it is relatively easy to deal with. Avoiding melodramatic failure usually does not require major changes in management and leadership style.Instead, you should rather “mute the sound”. All that is required is to acknowledge and be more aware of these destructive behaviors. So listen to feedback on how your behavior affects others, as Martin did. Here are a few tricks that we find useful for melodramatic leaders:
• Have someone record your actions on a camcorder . Melodramatic behavior and its impact are clearly visible.Watching a video of your actions can lead you to an epiphany, especially if it captures the moments when you speak at a team meeting or address some other groups of people – moments in which the melodrama of your behavior is obvious. As you watch the video, ask yourself the following questions:
– Am I so dominant in discussions that no one dares to come up with fresh information or thoughts? Do people dare to do more than just add something to my words and agree with me?
– Are my listeners with me – or do they have a blank look? Does it feel like I siphoned all the energy and enthusiasm out of the audience with my excessive animation?
– Am I mobile and eloquent selectively – or is it always and everywhere? Do these qualities help me in solving specific problems or in seeking answers to questions – or do they seem random and irrelevant?
• Determine what circumstances are pushing you over the edge and causing you to slide into melodrama. As you become more aware of your melodrama, you will learn to track the catalysts for this behavior. Perhaps you engage in overwhelming behaviors in times of stress? Or when you’re trying to inspire your subordinates? Are there certain types of gatherings or types of people that evoke the theatrical side of your personality in you? Paying attention to the moments at which these manifestations arise and come to naught, you will learn what serves as a trigger for your melodrama.Knowing this will help you monitor your behavior in the circumstances in which you are vulnerable.
• Find opportunities to listen to others and to listen to yourself. Melodrama leaders usually have a hard time dealing with long periods of silence and reflection. They also do not tend to systematically seek the opinion of others and try to understand their needs. If you make a purposeful effort to listen to others and analyze yourself, your melodramatic instincts will flatten out on their own.Self-reflection will help you realize that there is a downside to wanting to be the center of attention. If you take the time to think about it, you will realize that the same qualities that make you a strong speaker and inspiration become your weakness when they deprive other people of the opportunity to contribute. Likewise, if you work intensively to hear what people need from you and from the company (this is not about conversations for show, when your thoughts wander somewhere or you pull the whole blanket over yourself in the discussion), you you will find an opportunity to step aside and allow other people to come to the fore.
Melodrama became a particularly powerful disruptor as companies moved away from command and control and required leaders to listen and observe. Long ago, before matrix structures and complex business interdependencies became commonplace, melodramatic behavior was less risky. However, today it can deprive a leader of the ability to train other leaders and involve a wide range of people in decision-making and innovation.The task of replacing a melodramatic leader in his position is difficult, and this complexity is compounded by the fact that his successors are forced to work deep in the shadows before taking control. Dramatic leaders are still valued in business environments where the media is important, but there too, drama loses in value if the propensity to stage performances manifests itself thoughtlessly and indiscriminately.
90,000 12 Best Netflix Documents of 2016
Netflix has indeed boosted production of original series over the past few years, but it can be argued that Netflix’s real cornerstone is its huge library of documentaries.Informative, emotional, provocative – you name it, Netflix is it. As this list of the best Netflix documentaries of 2016 proves.
Indeed, Netflix really knows what people want to watch, and quality documentaries are surprisingly in demand. And it’s this focus on viewer habits that keeps Netflix ahead of its competitors.
Hundreds of documentaries are added to Netflix every year, making it difficult to find the time to watch them all.So, we’ve picked the 12 best Netflix documentaries of 2016 to save time and effort in sorting wheat from straw.
IMDb: 9.0 / 10 | Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Enchanting original animation sequences combine with interviews and archival footage to chronicle the unique career of Disney animator Floyd Norman.
Floyd Norman was hired in 1956 as the first African American at Disney.He became an animator legend for his work on “ Sleeping Beauty” , “ 101 Dalmatians” and “The Jungle Book” . Despite being forced to retire at 65, Norman still works at Disney without pay due to his love for the drawing board.
This great documentary takes you through the ups and downs of Norman’s life, a journey of overcoming adversity and making a lasting impact on the entire industry.
2.Game keepers [no longer available]
IMDb: 8.6 / 10 | Rotten Tomatoes: N / A
As they watch the championship, the Native American girls’ lacrosse team is seeking to change their tribe’s attitude towards gender roles.
Did you know that the sport of lacrosse can be traced back to Native American traditions among the Iroquois? It started out as a ritual symbol of war with a heavy spiritual meaning – and it was a male-only ritual.
Keepers of the Game explores the history of the Native American women’s team and the obstacles they face – both personal and social – to win the Section Championship. Moving, inspiring and thought-provoking.
IMDb: 8.2 / 10 | Rotten Tomatoes: 90%
This documentary details how indigenous peoples have violently clashed with the Peruvian government over land and economy in the Amazon.
There are those who will use every last inch of land for personal gain, and conflicts over the Amazon are prime examples of this. But when you threaten to invade your homeland, what can you do? Run. Or fight.
Indigenous leader Alberto Pisango chose the latter against the aggressive goals of President Alan Garcia – and thus ignited a bitter war. However, the real kicker is how much you can glean from this film about the state and nature of humanity in general.
IMDb: 8.0 / 10 | Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
Indomitable activist Ye Haiyan faces increasingly hostile government harassment as she exposes the case of six schoolgirls being raped by their principal.
Bully Sparrow is another documentary that shows how much power can remain in the hands of activists and protesters. To get justice from the rapist, Yei Haiyan must defeat the police, government and evil public figures.
This is a dark story that has become enjoyable thanks to the courage and conviction displayed by E. Hayyan. How much would you be willing to sacrifice and endure to withstand insurmountable difficulties?
IMDb: 7.6 / 10 | Rotten Tomatoes: 88%
Werner Herzog, which offers stunning views of eruptions and lava flows, reveals the power of volcanoes and their connection with local spiritual practices.
Nature documentaries: you either love them or you hate them.But Into Inferno is a nature documentary you’ve never seen before. Werner Herzog travels around the world, visiting and exploring the most mythical volcanoes in the world.
And not only volcanoes, but also the local cultures that live around them. We’re talking about Indonesia, Ethiopia and even North Korea. What spiritual connections and relationships have people developed with these natural wonders?
IMDb: 7.5 / 10 | Rotten Tomatoes: N / A
Witness the excruciating emotions that accompany end-of-service decisions as doctors, patients, and families in hospital intensive care units face agonizing choices.
Extremis runs in less than 30 minutes, but more than enough to break your heart. I’ve never had to deal with a decision as tough as ending my life or not, but this documentary made me feel the way it is now.
How would you react? What will be your decisions? Could you hit the metaphorical trigger? Be careful: these are hard and sad hours, but still discerning and eye-opening.Keep several fabrics nearby.
IMDb: 7.4 / 10 | Rotten Tomatoes: 85%
In this harrowing documentary, two teenagers are sexually abused by boys they consider to be friends, humiliated on the Internet, and harassed in their communities.
The consequences of sexual violence are greater than we can imagine. It can absolutely ruin the lives of the victims, and I am by no means minimizing their trauma, but they are not the only ones suffering.Friends, families, communities. We are all affected, many times covertly.
Audrie & Daisy explores the lives of two underage victims of sexual assault and how things have changed for them – not only because of the crime itself, but also because of the intimidation and social pressures it caused.
IMDb: 7.3 / 10 | Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
Known for his impressive pyrotechnic displays, Chinese artist Tsai Guo-Qiang creates his most ambitious project out of this gripping documentary.
What does art look like when gunpowder is the medium of expression? It’s hard to imagine if you’ve never experienced this before, which is why the Sky Ladder is such an exciting watch. Tsai Guo-Qiang’s use of fire as art is the perfect kiss of artistry and engineering. Visually stunning and emotionally satisfying.
IMDb: 7.3 / 10 | Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Scientists and baseball greats analyze what a batter faces when a pitcher throws a fastball that takes less than half a second to reach a home plate.
I find baseball to be the most boring sport of all – so you can imagine my surprise when the documentary about baseball captured my attention and refused to let me go. Fastball is, you guessed it, an 87-minute fastball exploration.
On TV it may seem like it’s not that fast, but fastball only takes 396 milliseconds to leave the pitcher and get to the home plate. This documentary not only pays tribute to all of the greatest fastball pitchers, but also shows you everything you need to know about the history of fastball.
10. The Art of Organized Noise [no longer available]
IMDb: 7.3 / 10 | Rotten Tomatoes: N / A
The documentary shows the rise of Organized Noize, influential mega hit producers from Outkast, Goodie Mob, TLC and more.
There are many unsung heroes in the music industry. You might think that the success of an artist or group depends on the performance and image of the artist or group, but there are many hidden details and shenanigans lurking behind the scenes.
Atlanta-based hip-hop company Organized Noize deserves more respect than they get. Dive into this documentary and find out exactly what they do, how they shaped the entire American hip-hop industry, and continue to influence the scene today.
IMDb: 7.2 / 10 | Rotten Tomatoes: N / A
After a 34-year stroke, a woman documents her struggles, setbacks and possible breakthrough when she retrains to speak, read and write.
It’s scary to think about how much your life can change with a single brain injury – and worse, not physical, but trauma caused by an unexpected event such as a stroke. But beyond the practical impact, have you ever wondered how 90,031 feels like 90,032 life after a stroke?
Lotje Sodderland helps us experience what she has done, at least to the extent that she can express, and this documentary sheds light on her path to recovery.Brain injury is a dark topic, but this film is hopeful, positive and ultimately transformative.
IMDb: 7.0 / 10 | Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
She was convicted twice and acquitted of murder. Amanda Knox and people close to her cause speak out in this glowing documentary.
Don’t get into this waiting for big answers. However, you can expect a compelling and labyrinthine investigation that will make your question pre-existing assumptions that you made when you entered the movie.
Is this the most exciting documentary? No, but he is there, and he has his exciting and tense moments, all of which lead to a surprisingly emotional end. If you are a fan of true crime stories, “you will love this watch.
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