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Mahesh Sarju has been remanded to prison by Magistrate Leron Daly after CCTV footage showed him breaking into the State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) building on Main Street, Georgetown between April 24 and 25.Reports are that Sarju broke into the building and stole one Del laptop computer valued at $250,000, two hard drives valued $40,000, and one Stereo handset valued $8,000, all to a total value of $298,000, and all property of Troy Bentic.The Prosecution is contending that at about 17:00h on April 24, Bentic secured his computer and all other valuables before leaving his Main Street, Georgetown office.Upon returning the following morning, he noticed that the lock on the door had been tampered with, and someone had gained entry into the building.A report was made, and an investigation was launched. Following review of the surveillance footage, the known character was identified, apprehended and subsequently charged.The accused, who has no fixed address, later gave a confession statement to Police.This matter has been adjourned to a date in May.
An airplane spends most of its time in flight off course. The pilot has to make course corrections continuously. Without making the necessary adjustments, the pilot and the plane would not reach their desired destination. An airplane moves fast and requires you to work the controls actively.A train is different. It never needs to make any adjustments to its course. The tracks go from point A to point B, with no deviations. The train conductor never has to course correct. As long as the train moves forward unobstructed, it will eventually reach its destination.The Problem with TracksAs long as the tracks and train are sound, there aren’t many issues with which to concern yourself. You continue to move forward, on track, and on time. However, on the long journey to success, there are always problems and difficulties.The problem you run into with train tracks is obstructions. If something is blocking the lanes, you are delayed at best and stuck for a long time at worst. If the lines are old and worn out, they may be incapable of delivering you to the end of the line. What used to work is no longer up to the task.If you believe that the result you want is a straight path, unencumbered by obstacles of all sorts, you are mistaken. If you think that the single-vehicle (or strategy or tactics) you have chosen guarantees the outcome you want, you will often be disappointed by how little this is true. Someone else’s path may look to you like a fast-moving train, but it isn’t. It’s probably more like an airplane.The Benefit of an AirplaneAn airplane moves fast, covering more ground with higher velocity than any other form of transportation. But because it is flying through the air, it is continuously buffeted by the wind. It is always being knocked off course. Worse still, much of the time its progress is being suspended by a headwind, using more fuel and taking more time to progress. An airplane also has to avoid bad weather by altering its course.The benefit of an airplane is that it can continue to move forward. A strong headwind can slow progress, and winds coming from other directions can knock it off course, but in either case, the plane still keeps moving towards its destination. No matter how circuitous its path, and no matter how long it takes, you can adjust until you arrive at your stopping place.How Success WorksYou may want success to model the train. You want a straight path that requires very little of you. You want certainty that you will achieve your goal if you keep doing the same thing long enough. If this is true, the obstacles and areas where the tracks are no longer fit for travel will discourage you. It will take you a lot longer to reach your goals if you believe there is a single track that will deliver you there.Success is more like an airplane. You are continually going to be pushed off course by external forces, mistakes, missteps, and maybe your poor sense of direction. You will sometimes face difficult challenges that slow you down and some that require you to change course altogether. Reaching your goal requires that you make adjustments, course correct, and sometimes even change your destination as you progress.Getting There, EventuallyThe path you may have chosen may not be the right path to get you to your goal, even if it was the path that other people have taken. You may need to find a different route.When you know your outcome, you increase your chances of achieving it by persisting in moving forward, regardless off the obstacles, and regardless of the events that slow your progress. You also increase the likelihood of achieving your goals when you are willing to change your course and make adjustments. Whatever the case, keep going until you get there. Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now
Saina Nehwal may be India’s brightest medal prospects in badminton, but she will have to breach the Chinese wall to lay her hands on Olympic gold. With her recent victories in the Thailand Open and Indonesia Open Super Series she has made a strong statement. The three top Chinese players Wang Yihan, Xin Wang and Li Xuerui will be better prepared to face the Indian in London. Pullela Gopi Chand, who knows what to expect from the Chinese players, has already worked on the drawing board to prepare Saina for the surprises. In her startling career, she had upset the top Chinese players many a times, only to see them return stronger. “They always have some surprise up their sleeves against Saina,” Gopi Chand, who has been Saina’s coach since 2003, told Mail Today.”Whenever Saina has beaten the top players, they always had a change of tactics in the next meeting, so we have to be prepared for that. They know that Saina is in top form and a big threat to their chances,” he said.The biggest win Saina achieved against the Chinese recently was over Li Xuerui in the final of the Indonesia Open. Li, who was fourth in the world ranking at the time of cutoff date, has arguably been the best player this year, considering she beat world No.1 and compatriot Yihan Wang three times. In Jakarta, Saina stopped Li’s march for her second win in five meetings.”Saina played a lot of rallies in that game and was brilliant at the net. It was a gritty performance,” said Gopi Chand. Against Wang, who too is an attacking player, Saina has lost five times though she stretched her on a couple of occasions. World No.2 Wang Xin also enjoys a 4-2 record against her. Saina, however, will not meet the Chinese before the semi-finals. Unlike on international tours, the competition will be played in two stages group and knock-out. There will be 16 groups of four players each and one player from each group will progress to the knock-out round where Saina is expected to face her first big challenge, against the likes of German Juliane Schenk, Korean Ji Hyun Sung and Denmarks Tine Baun. Challenges will be aplenty but Olympics is a platform where the young shuttler will have to show her famous grit and the hunger to win.advertisement