SAINTS had a night to forget as they went down 32-22 at home to Hull FC.Despite being 18-6 up at half time the visitors ran in five second half tries to condemn the Champions to their third defeat in a row.Starting well has been a problem for Saints recently but two strong opening sets set their stall out for a solid if uninspiring first half.The home side turned Hull on their heels and put in some big D when it was needed – although FC were guilty of two forward passes in key positions.Adam Quinlan stopped a chasing Jamie Shaul on eight minutes and Mark Percival was unlucky not to open the scoring five minutes later following a mazy run.Matty Fleming atoned for a loose carry with a fantastic tackle on Jordan Abdull before Mark Flanagan was denied the opener because of a forward pass.Saints always looked the most likely – and once one of those passes stuck, it was try time.Walsh caught Flanagan on a strong line and the second rower produced a nice offload for Luke Thompson to cross for his third of the season.Within moments though, Hull were back in it. A loose pass deep inside their own half was scooped up and Curtis Naughton went over in the corner.Saints hit back through Swift – Walsh and Burns combining and a wonderful cut out ball finding the winger for his 17th of the campaign.And from the restart Roby broke down the right hand side, found Josh Jones who rounded his man and and duly sent it back inside for the hooker to finish what he started.Walsh three from three with the boot.Tom Lineham pulled Hull FC back into it three minutes into the second half as he polished off a fine move before the excellent Roby almost put Greenwood over.Both sides were giving the ball some air but lacking that attention to detail when it needed.But when Hull attacked Saints’ line on 54 minutes they profited – Joe Westerman being caught by a slightly dubious but quick pass to plunge over.Saints got into good positions following that try but couldn’t find a way over – then Hull scored from absolutely nothing.. although it was a piece of class.The defence was up quick and Sneyd kicked through to find Shaul at full tilt to collect the bouncing ball with the full back nowhere in sight.Saints should have made better use of Percival’s 60 yard break on 67 minutes and they were punished moments later.This time Matty Fleming knocked an innocuous kick and Naughton mopped up.Saints forced the ball on the last in the final stages and Naughton completed his hat-trick.Mark Percival scoring a scant consolation.Match Summary:Saints:Tries: Thompson, Swift, Roby, PercivalGoals: Walsh (3 from 4)Hull FC:Tries: Naughton (3), Lineham, Westerman, ShaulGoals: Sneyd (4 from 6)Penalties:Saints: 4Hull FC: 3HT: 18-6FT: 22-32REF: James ChildATT: 10,203Teams:Saints:37. Adam Quinlan; 30. Matt Fleming, 17. Mark Percival, 4. Josh Jones, 5. Adam Swift; 6. Travis Burns, 7. Luke Walsh; 14. Alex Walmsley, 9. James Roby, 25. Andre Savelio, 15. Mark Flanagan, 13. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 18. Luke Thompson.Subs: 3. Jordan Turner, 8. Mose Masoe, 19. Greg Richards, 21. Joe Greenwood.Hull FC:1. Jamie Shaul; 20. Curtis Naughton, 5. Fetuli Talanoa, 3. Setaimata Sa, 2. Tom Lineham; 27. Jordan Abdull, 7. Marc Sneyd; 8. Mickey Paea, 9. Danny Houghton, 10. Liam Watts, 12. Mark Minichiello, 17. Dean Hadley, 13. Joe Westerman.Subs: 14. Iafeta Palea’aesina, 16. Jordan Thompson, 28. Brad Fash, 32. Jordan Rankin.
7 Tips For Building The Right People RelationshipsSeptember 20, 2018 by Martin Zwilling 263SHARESFacebookTwitterLinkedin Filed Under: Advice, Management, Resources, Strategic In big business, as well as startups, I have found that your effectiveness can be highly correlated to your ability to build and maintain people relationships, often more so than hard work, or how many hours you give. But all relationships are not the same, and your ability to distinguish between positive and negative, or casual versus committed, can make or break your future.I find that the most successful entrepreneurs have mastered the art and skill of building and managing relationships. For example, we all know people who really believe that everyone in the world is their supporter, when in fact many are actively working against them. The reasons may be emotional or fact-based, but the key is understanding and dealing with relationship realities.In my role as a mentor to business professionals and entrepreneurs over the years, I have found that it’s important to take a hard look at the relationships around you on a regular basis. If you have very few, or the wrong relationships or your assessment abilities need tuning, your impact and your career may be limited. But, like most other skills, you can learn from these priorities:Everyone benefits from active mentoring. The most productive business relationships involve mentoring, or active sharing of knowledge and experience, with the intent to improve communication, cooperation, and impact. This is a powerful and positive relationship that benefits both careers, as well as the business.It works at all levels inside an organization, as well as outside the company. Most successful entrepreneurs and business executives admit to having mentor relationships, including Bill Gates with Warren Buffett, and Mark Zuckerberg with Steve Jobs. We all have our strengths and weaknesses and can benefit from an external perspective.Provide and seek coach and advocate relationships. The best coaches are people who care about you as a person, without any ulterior motives, and intend to inspire you to be the best that you can be. With their advocacy and guidance, your morale, skills, and thus productivity will go up, benefiting both the company and your career.A good coach is not a critic. Beware of relationships with people who constantly put you down, highlight your flaws, or discuss your shortcomings with other team members.Establish relationships with people in the know. Some peers are always researching the big picture and latest details and can keep you in the loop on what’s happening in the organization and why. I’m not talking about gossip or negative information, but positive insights that will help you spend your time to the best advantage in your career.These people are easy to recognize if you keep your eyes and ears open. They typically share insights early that prove to be productive, and have good relationships themselves with executives and other leaders.Actively court relationships with people you aspire to be. If your friends are all people in lesser experience, it’s unlikely that you can learn new things from them. Supplement the scope of your relationships with trailblazers you respect, to be inspired by their results, and motivated to follow in their footsteps. Keep your ego in check.Expand work relationships into personal friendships. Personal friendships between peers is always good for business, even between managers and team members. Personal friendships will improve communications and trust, and will definitely improve your personal satisfaction and life balance, between work and play. .Make it a point to get to know other teams and customers. Just knowing more people both inside and outside your organization, if only as acquaintances, is still a good thing. It keeps you from becoming isolated in your views, improves trust all around, and generally leads to more cooperation and sharing. Even with all our technology, business is still people-to-people.Above all else, don’t create enemy relationships. Things change rapidly in business, and enemies have a way of resurfacing in a position to damage your career or your project. Don’t burn your bridges with anyone on the team, and use your initiative to engage people directly to improve communications, rather than cutting them off or instigating a personal battle.In my experience, even the best technology and business model can’t succeed without positive relationships all around on the team. As an angel investor, I learned this the hard way, and now I’m a believer that smart investors invest in people with the right relationships, not just ideas and skills. Work to make your ability to manage relationships your sustainable competitive advantage.Reprinted by permission.PREVIOUS POSTNEXT POST
In June I covered 10 new accessibility features rumored to be in iOS 8 discussing hinted features like a Braille keyboard, improved zoom capability, multi-device support, and more. For months now, several rumors have emerged answering the question, “What’s next in line for Apple?” The rumors may finally come to rest in less than a week with Apple’s unveiling event taking place next Tuesday, September 9. The event is scheduled to take place 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. Eastern.Based on a report by MacInsider, not only will Apple be introducing iOS 8, but they will also unveil the new and highly anticipated iPhone 6. While Apple keeps their products under strict lock and key, many leaked photos and specifics have made their way onto the web.Here are some of the said rumors:The iPhone 6 will not only feature the upgraded operating system (iOS 8), but it is rumored to feature a larger screen, which is ideal for individuals with visual impairments. The screen is predicted to be available in two different dimensions: 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches. While this may be beneficial for people with visual impairments, it also may prove difficult for others to hold. Some online posts discuss how holding a large phone in one hand is more difficult.Following the current wearable technology trend, Apple is also rumored to debut an alleged “iWatch” that will communicate directly with the new iPhone. This will allow users to take full advantage of the rumored health applications (heart rate monitor, HealthKit, etc.), as well as offer the ability to operate the iPhone without physically holding it. There are two uncertainties regarding Apple’s wearable: 1. The device may not be a smartwatch, and 2. The device may only be hinted at and not unveiled until possibly October.The new iPhone is also rumored to incorporate a higher capacity battery, granting twice the capacity of the current iPhone battery. This is of great benefit for all users.Another rumor discusses the integration of near field communication (NFC) technology. This technology is featured on other smartphones currently available on the market. NFC allows the phone to communicate wirelessly with other nearby devices. This could allow persons with differing abilities to have pre-programmed events that are triggered by simply placing their iPhone in a specific location, such as home automation.Again, the above statements are rumors. The truth behind Apple’s upcoming products will be unveiled next Tuesday, September 9.Share this…TwitterFacebookPinterestLinkedInEmailPrint RelatedApple’s Bigger than Bigger AnnouncementsSeptember 10, 2014In “Computers”10 New Accessibility Features in iOS 8June 10, 2014In “Products and Devices”Spring Forward with the Apple Watch!March 12, 2015In “Products and Devices”