Benitez Christmas period will be key for Newcastles survival

first_imgNewcastle United manager Rafael Benitez believes the next few weeks will be crucial if they are to avoid relegation from the Premier LeagueA run of seven points in their last three games has moved Newcastle up to 14th in the league table.But the Magpies are only a point clear of the bottom three with 15th-place Burnley awaiting them at Turf Moor on Monday.Matches against relegation rivals Huddersfield Town and Fulham will come up just before Christmas.And, on the back of securing back-to-back wins before the international break, Benitez hopes to keep up the momentum.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“When you are so close to the other teams, any win is massive – and two wins is even more important,” Benitez told the Chronicle.“I think the international break is bad for us, but at the same time it gives us time to recover and spend time with our families.“We can come back with more energy and, if we can get another couple of good results, I’ve always said November and December will be so important for us.”“We have a run of games up to Christmas which will be difficult, but we have a chance in all of them.“I always said this would be an important period for us.”last_img read more

This Aromatic Alarm Clock Wakes You Up to the Sweet Smell of

first_img Register Now » Waking up to the earsplitting screech of a traditional alarm clock is a pretty cruddy way to start the day. Incessant beeping doesn’t exactly get you out of bed on the right foot.Channeling your inner drive and entrepreneurial passion, what if you could wake up instead to the motivating aroma of money? Cotton, linen, cash-money winnin’ — the sweet smell of success.Thanks to an 18-year-old French entrepreneur, you can. Guillaume Rolland has created a scent-emitting alarm clock called SensorWake. No lights. No sounds. It triggers our olfactory systems to wake us up.Related: Better Mornings: 7 Innovative Gadgets to Get You Going And, for the business-minded among us, one of the scents he has made available is called “U.S. Dollar.” Wake up and smell the money, honey.The Google Science Fair participant invented the compact essential oil diffuser-clock for the deaf and hearing-impaired — and for people who simply have a tough time waking up to audible alarms. The idea came to him after a conversation with his father, who owns and operates a retirement home.If the bouquet of bucks isn’t enough to shake the sleep from your eyes, maybe the bold aroma of coffee will. That’s the second best-simulated scent on the SensorWake morning menu, if you ask us. There’s also cut grass, rose, fig, mint, peach, toast, chocolate, strawberry and croissant.Related: This Alarm Clock Charges for SnoozesTo operate the patented aromatic alarm, you set your wake-up time, choose a SensorWake recyclable scented cartridge and pop it into the back of the sleek, white plastic-encased alarm clock. When your “alarm” silently goes off, your nose will know — in theory at least.Here’s how it works. Take a whiff:You can set the rousing odors to be diffused for between 30 seconds and one minute at a time. The alarm is designed to perfume the room for up to 10 minutes, giving you ample time to yawn, stretch and smell the wafting a.m. awesome.Whether whiffs of yummy, soothing smells are enough to wake up most people depends on their preferences. Trials Rolland conducted with a range of testers indicate that the odorous alarm is effective, having successfully awoken all of his subjects, including adults, teens, seniors and a deaf individual.   If you want your own SensorWake, you’ll have to hold your nose for a while. Per the alarm clock’s website, Rolland’s gearing up to launch it on Kickstarter later this month.Related: This Alarm Clock App Brings You Wake-Up Calls From Total Strangers 3 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globalcenter_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. May 19, 2015last_img read more

Security Awareness Training is Essential for Small Businesses

first_img Enroll Now for Free 3 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Research from the Ponemon Institute claims that human error is responsible for approximately 80 percent of all business data leaks. It only takes one careless employee to cause a big issue. Here is an example: A worker in your office, Sally, is checking her personal email at work and opens one that promises she will lose 10 pounds within the next week. She clicks the link inside of the email and without her realizing it, this action installs a virus on to her computer. Not only is the virus now on her computer, it is also infiltrating the network.Related: This Cybersecurity App Handles Your Company’s Internal Weaknesses As you can see, this scenario can happen to anyone, which is why it is imperative that owners of small businesses teach security awareness. How does one go about this? Try these tips:After presenting information about security awareness, come up with a scheme to set up a situation where employees are given the opportunity to open a very alluring link in their email. This is called a “phishing simulation.” This link will actually take the worker to a safe page, but you must make the page have a message, such as “You Fell For It.” You should also make sure that these emails look like a phishing email, such as adding a misspelling.The people who fall for this trick should be tested again in a few days or weeks. This way, you will know if they got the message or not.Don’t make it predictable as to when you are giving out these tests. Offer them at different times of day and make sure that the email type changes.Consider hiring a professional who will attempt to get your staff to hand over sensitive business information over the phone, in person and via email. This test could be invaluable, as it will clue you into who is falling for this.Quiz your staff throughout the year, to allow you to see who is paying attention.You want to focus on educating your staff, not disciplining them. They shouldn’t feel bad about themselves, but they should be made aware of these mistakes.Make sure your staff knows any data breach could result in legal, financial or criminal repercussions.Schedule workstation checks to see if employees are doing things that might compromise your business’ data, such as leaving sensitive information on the screen and walking away.Explain how important security is to your business and encourage staff to report any suspicious activity.After training your staff and testing your employees, make a full list of all of the important concepts that they should understand. Examine this list frequently and then re-evaluate the list to see if any revisions are required.Related: Cybersecurity Planning is Finally Demystified (Infographic) Keep in mind that there is no such thing as sharing too many tips on security with your staff. Take the tips, post them around your workplace, and schedule things such as short seminars on security or workshops. This will help to keep this info fresh in the minds of your staff. Also, frequently recognize members of your team who commit themselves to security in the workplace. Related: For Cybersecurity Companies, It’s Time to Shine This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now February 21, 2017last_img read more