Deon Marks, 43, a vendor of Lot 206 Fourth Street, Silvertown and also of Lot 31 Nottinghamshire Mines in Linden, was burned about his body with gasoline by his reputed wife, following an argument at their home.Reports are that, following the incident, the man was rushed to the Linden Hospital while his 52-year-old reputed wife was taken into Police custody.According to Police, the couple has been together for two years, and Marks is reportedly in the habit of threatening and hitting his reputed wife.This publication was told that on Sunday an argument ensued after the woman accused Marks of stealing her money. During the argument, the woman allegedly locked Marks out of their Nottinghamshire Mines house.Marks allegedly armed himself with a spade and broke the lock to the home to gain entry. The women reportedly then retrieved a gallon bottle of gasoline and threw it on the victim along with a cigarette she was smoking.As Marks’s body caught fire, he rushed to the gate and jumped into a gutter. A taxi driver saws what had taken place and rushed him to the Linden Hospital Complex. He was treated for burns about his body and his condition is listed as stable.The woman later surrendered to ranks at the Mackenzie Police Station, where she reportedly admitted to the crime.Police later visited the scene of the crime. Investigations are ongoing. (Utamu Belle)
Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now Productivity is measured not by crossing tasks off of a list. Productivity is measured by the outcomes you generate. That measurement is both qualitative and quantitive.Hard WorkMany people should be working a lot harder. If you are not doing enough work, with enough effort, and over a long enough time, you may not be producing the result you want because you aren’t doing the work necessary. You might be lazy, but you might also be lacking the discipline to block your time and avoid the distractions that prevent you from working hard.You may also not yet have decided on a purpose or meaning that would drive your effort, something you should do now, right now, even if it changes over time.Most people could stand to work harder.Smart WorkOther people believe the key to producing results is to work smarter. They spend their time trying to find ways to hack their work, to make it easier, to automate it, or to do things with less effort. A lot of hackers spend more time working on their hacks than they do on the work and only later discover that they would have been better off doing the work than spending infinitely more time on workarounds.While there is nothing wrong with trying to be efficient, it can’t come at the expense of your effectiveness, and you can’t allow yourself to become addicted to trying to hack your way to great results in endeavors that require you do the work.Most would do better by doing the right work instead of trying to work smarter.The Right WorkIf you want to be productive and reach your goals, doing the right work is more important than how hard or smart you work.Some tasks show up in your world that have nothing whatsoever to do with your goals and initiatives, email being one of them, as is most of what shows up there. Even though you may have to complete some tasks that are not going to move the needle as it pertains to your goals, you cannot allow those things to crowd out the right work, the work that produces the results you want.The right work is that small subset of tasks and projects that move you closer to your goals and outcomes. If you are going to work hard, put that effort against these few tasks. If you want to work smarter, make good decisions about what these tasks are, and give yourself a fighting chance by eliminating the interruptions and distractions that steal your time.
The Opposition parties on Tuesday agreed to keep their alliance on track for the Assembly polls due later this year, despite the drubbing it received by the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance in the Lok Sabha polls in Maharashtra. “We reflected on the Lok Sabha poll results and discussed the Assembly polls. We, in general, agreed to come together. We are yet to discuss things in detail and take final decision,” Maharashtra Congress committee president Ashok Chavan told reporters after the meeting.The Congress leader, who lost from Nanded, blamed the Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) formed by Prakash Ambedkar and AIMIM for the defeat of the opposition alliance. He said the situation would have been better had the VBA joined the anti-BJP parties.Asked whether opposition would approach the VBA for an alliance, Mr. Chavan said, “The main issue is whether they are willing to be part of the grand alliance. We had tried last time, but they did not come together.” He however added that there was no discussion on aligning with Raj Thackeray-led MNS for the Assembly polls.He also said that the BJP was trying to poach Congress and NCP legislators, but would not succeed. Asked whether senior party leader Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil is joining the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), he said, “Technically, he (Vikhe Patil) is still a member of the Congress. It is likely he may join the ruling party. I don’t think our MLAs will join the BJP. The BJP is trying to poach Congress or NCP MLAs. But I don’t think it will happen, we are being alert,” he added.Meanwhile, Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana leader Raju Shetti, who also attended the meeting, said he met Mr. Thackeray earlier in the day.“We shared our views. He had addressed a rally for me during the Lok Sabha polls. Hence, I met him after coming here,” said Mr. Shetti, who lost from Hatkanangale. The meeting was also attended by NCP leaders Jayant Patil, Ajit Pawar and Dhananjay Munde, CPI leader Prakash Reddy, Ashok Dhawale of the CPI(M) and the Samajwadi Party leader Abu Azmi.