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first_imgSales is about conversations of value and commitments. You cannot pretend that selling is only about the conversations, just like you can’t pretend that closing would be effective without the value-creating conversations. 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 I once wrote Always Be Advancing. I borrowed the term from Neil Rackham’s 1988 hit, SPIN Selling. The idea is exactly right the way Rackham laid it out in the book. Now I am afraid it is exactly wrong, but only because salespeople are softer than ever and more afraid of any conflict. The word closing is stronger than the word advance.The right advice is to always being closing, and any advice to the contrary will prove detrimental to your sales results. You need commitments.If you never close you will never gain the commitment for the first meeting. Asking for the meeting to explore working together is closing.If you never close you will never gain the commitment for the meetings you need to help your client discover their needs. And you’ll never gain the follow through on commitments. You must close for these commitments.If you never close you will never gain access to the stakeholders who influence the buying committee, and you will never gain access to the buying committee members. Without closing for these commitments, you dramatically hurt your chances of moving an opportunity forward or acquiring the business.If you never close you will never gain the commitment to present your ideas or to modify those ideas after you have gotten feedback from your contacts. You’ll also never gain the commitment to resolve their concerns. These outcomes require that you close.In negotiations, you close your client on the value that you create or they close you on a lowered perception of that value. But, know that you are closing.last_img read more

first_imgREAD: Gilas Pilipinas joins Fiba Asia Champions Cup in ChinaThe 7-foot-1 Austin, 23, is an alumnus of Baylor University, but went undrafted in the 2014 NBA Draft after being diagnosed with Marfan syndrome.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingApart from Austin, another import in Bright Akhuetie, who is currently serving his residency after transferring from University of Perpertual Help to University of the Philippines, will also beef up the team.FILE PHOTO – Bright Akhuetie goes for a dunk. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAkhuetie averaged 17.6 and 12.1 rebounds in his last season for the Altas in the NCAA. Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side MOST READ LATEST STORIES Blackwater set to acquire Maliksi from Star in 4-player trade Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Austin, who arrives in Manila on Tuesday, is currently signed with Guangxi Rhinos in China’s second division National Basketball League after suiting up for KK FMP Beograd in Serbia last season, where he averaged 8.4 points and 3.6 rebounds.Gilas is slotted in Group A with ONGC of India, Mono Vampire of Thailand, Petrochimi of Iran, and Sarreyet Ramallah of Palestine in the group stages.READ: Gilas, Blatche’s China club set for collision course in Champions CupIf the Philippine team progresses past the preliminary round, it is set for a collision course against naturalized center Andray Blatche and his mother ball club Xinjiang Flying Tigers.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Isaiah Austin. AP PhotoSeeking to boost its roster for the 2017 Fiba Asia Champions Cup, the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) is set to tap Isaiah Austin as a potential candidate for naturalization.Sources close to the situation bared that the SBP is also bringing in Austin to backstop Chooks-to-Go Gilas Pilipinas in the eight-team club tournament from Sept. 22-30 in Chenzhou, China.ADVERTISEMENT Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim View commentslast_img read more

first_imgIndia’s medal hopes in the Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament went up in smoke as New Zealand rode on a penalty corner hat-trick by Andrew Hayward to humiliate the title holders 7-3 in their last round-robin league match here on Thursday.India squandered the lead thrice before Hayward produced a hat-trick of drag-flicked goals to put the Black Sticks in command and spoil India’s chance of claiming a medal in the event, which they won outright in 2009 and were joint champions along with South Korea last year.By virtue of this loss, India slipped to the fifth position in the seven-team round-robin league table, which is being headed by world champions Australia, who defeated Great Britain 2-1 earlier in the day.Five-time Azlan Shah Cup winners, Australia now have 13 points from five games and are assured of a place in Sunday’s summit clash with one league match still to go against New Zealand.However, Australia’s opponent in the final will only be decided on Saturday as Great Britain, Pakistan and New Zealand all have a chance of making it to the title clash.But with nine points each in their kitty, Great Britian and Pakistan are slightly better placed than the Black Sticks.For New Zealand to qualify for the final, they will first have to beat Australia on Saturday and hope other two contenders – Great Britain and Pakistan – lose their last league matches.India’s opponent for Sunday’s classification playoffs will also be decided on Saturday.Hayward’s hat-trick of penalty corner goals came in the space of 14 minutes midway through the second session when the Indian defence again caved in under pressure.advertisementTo add to it, two speedy field goals by Blair Hilton and one strike each from Nicholas Wilson and Shay Neal gave New Zealand their biggest win ever against India.For India, Gurwinder Singh Chandi scored two field goals after S V Sunil had opened the scoring.India drew first blood in the 20th minute through an outstanding goal by Sunil, who latched on to a long diagonal ball from Ravipal Singh on top of the circle and slotted home past the onrushing goalkeeper.New Zealand equalised four minutes later when Wilson capitalised on Arun Panchia’s pass into the scoring zone.India were in front again in the 26th minute when Chandi tapped in Roshan Minz’s cross from the right corner.But New Zealand equalised six minutes later after Steven Edwards found out an unmarked Hilton inside the circle and he had all the time to turn around and shoot past onrushing Indian custodian Bharat Chetri.India went ahead for the third time in the match when Chandi another six minutes into the second half.Chandi dribbled into the scoring zone from the right flank and flicked past the goalkeeper when the defenders were expecting him to pass the ball to other strikers inside the circle.But drag-flicker Hayward then produced a three-goal burst that startled the Indian defence, converting penalty corners in the 44th, 53rd and 57th minutes to give the Black Sticks a 5-3 lead.A terrible defensive lapse by Dhananjay Mahadik in the 58th minute saw him lose a back-pass inside the scoring zone to Neal, who duly slotted the ball into the boards.Hilton then rounded off the scoring for New Zealand with a flash strike in the 63rd minute.In an earlier match, world champions Australia defeated Great Britain 2-1 in their penultimate round-robin league match to enter the final.Australia, who in 2010 became the first team to win the World Cup, Champions Trophy and Commonwealth Games in the same year, opened the scoring through a penalty corner conversion by Brent Dancer in the eighth minute.Christopher Ciriello then scored in the 29th minute to see Australia go into the breather with a 2-0 lead.Great Britain, however, reduced the margin in the 57th minute when drag-flicker Richard Mantell converted a penalty corner.- With PTI inputslast_img read more

first_imgAs excitement within Congress rises from bubble to boil at the prospect of a largescale Cabinet reshuffle, hopes are high among both those who have not tasted the power of office under UPA and those who think they deserve better. There is much talk of Muslims being inducted to appease,As excitement within Congress rises from bubble to boil at the prospect of a largescale Cabinet reshuffle, hopes are high among both those who have not tasted the power of office under UPA and those who think they deserve better. There is much talk of Muslims being inducted to appease the one community whose loyalty has catapulted Congress to office. The ageing Mohsina Kidwai is a frontrunner, while K. Rahman Khan, former deputy speaker in the Rajya Sabha, cannot understand why he is not a natural choice for minority affairs. Rajeev Shukla, in the meantime, hopes to be promoted to the Cabinet with charge of either of the mouthwatering portfolios-civil aviation or parliamentary affairs. Incidentally, both these portfolios are also being eyed by Ghulam Nabi Azad who is also lobbying for an upgrade from the health ministry.last_img read more

first_imgJeff Thomson, Australian legend and the most frightening fast bowler in the history of cricket, has turned 67 today.Thomson was one of the fastest bowlers to have played Test cricket and legendary batsmen like Vivian Richards and Sunil Gavaskar consider him to be the fastest they have faced. Even Michael Holding, who is himself considered to be an extremely fast bowler, believes that Thomson is the fastest he ever saw.Thomson was a fearsome bowlers for the batsmen of the 1970s not only because of his speed but also because of his unusual action. Former South Africa batsman Barry Richards said that the thing with Thomson’s bowling was that he used to hide the ball and till the last moment the batsman didn’t know the trajectory of the ball.In the 51 Test matches he played for Australia, Thomson managed a massive 200 wickets with an average of 28.00.Thomson made his debut against Pakistan at Melbourne in 1972 but he was hampered by a broken bone in his foot, something he hid from the selectors and failed to make an impact. On being recalled in 1974-75, Thomson formed a lethal opening partnership with Dennis Lillee and Wisden wrote, “It was easy to believe they were the fastest pair ever to have coincided in a cricket team.”Thomson played his last Test against England from August 15-20, 1985 where he finished with just one wicket and England won the match by an innings and 118 runs.WEST INDIES LEGEND TURNS 43Former West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul also celebrated his birthday today – he turned 43. One of the most elegant batsmen in the Caribbean islands, Chanderpaul was a run-machine from 1994 until his retirement in 2015. The southpaw finished with 11867 Test and 8778 ODI runs in a glittering career.advertisementHappy Birthday to the 7th highest run-scorer in Test cricket history, a man with 11,867 runs for the West Indies, Shivnarine Chanderpaul! ICC (@ICC) August 16, 2017last_img read more

first_imgThe starlet who once cast a spell on us with her flowy, long skirts as Simran from, Dikwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, and her tomboy outfits in the film, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, hasn’t really made her presence felt in the fashion industry off-screen. We might have been blown away by her beautiful ensembles on-screen, but Kajol has clearly failed to impress us off it.Apart from the few times when Kajol draped gorgeous sarees and ruffled our hearts, the actress’ sense of style has always betrayed her. Here’s proof: Kajol, you REALLY need to start wearing better chappalsRecently, the actress was spotted walking out of the airport in a monochrome attire that was the opposite of pleasant, to say the least. First things first, we fail to understand why Kajol decided to team a long, black sweatshirt with a flowy white dress. With that long a length, the side-slit sweatshirt could have easily passed for a jersey dress and looked quite cool too. The sweatshirt ruined the easy-breezy vibe of the flowy dress, thereby making it look super-dud.Photo: Yogen ShahWhile we could’ve really let the ensemble go, it was the tacky pair of slippers which she sported that added insult to injury. Apart from looking absolutely primitive, the blingy pair of chappals looked just so ugly and mismatched.Photo: Yogen ShahMaking things worse for her look, Kajol sported a pair of big, white, cat-eyed sunnies that just didn’t look pleasing to the eyes.Also Read: Winter is coming, because Taapsee Pannu just wore a winter sareeadvertisementWhy would wear something like that publically, Kajol?last_img read more

first_imgFormer India cricket captain Ajit Wadekar was cremated at the Shivaji Park crematorium in Mumbai on Friday with full state honours.Wadekar, who had led India to their first victory in West Indies and England in 1971, had died at a South Mumbai hospital on August 15 after a prolonged illness.An aggressive left-handed batsman, Wadekar made his first-class debut in 1958-59 but did not play for India until 1966-67.Wadekar served Indian cricket in different capacities — as manager, coach and a selector. A batsman par excellence, he was also the first to captain India in the One-Day Internationals.Farewell Ajit Wadekar: Captain Courageous, Gutsy ManagerWadekar’s body was kept at his Worli residence this morning for his well-wishers to pay their tributes.Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, Vinod Kambli, Sameer Dighe, former hockey captain MM Somaiya and past and present officials of the Mumbai Cricket Association offered their prayers and condolences.BCCI General Manager (Cricket Operations) Saba Karim also paid tributes on behalf of the cricket board.Politicians cutting across party lines, including Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut also offered their prayers.Ajit Wadekar brought out the best in us in 1990s: Sachin TendulkarWadekar’s body was then taken to the Shivaji Park Gymkhana (SPG) in Dadar in Central Mumbai in an open truck. At the Gymkhana, former India cricketers Sandeep Patil, Nilesh Kulkarni, domestic cricket stalwart Padmakar Shivalkar and officials of the SPG also offered their last respects to departed soul.Jatin Paranjpe was also present at the Gymkahna, while his father Vasu Paranjpe was there at the crematorium.advertisementWrapped in the Tricolour, Wadekar’s body was later was taken to the crematorium.A few of his well wishers remembered the late India captain after the rituals were performed.Virat Kohli pays his respects to Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Ajit WadekarIn the presence of family members and well-wishers, Wadekar was bid a tearful adieu as Mumbai Police gave him a gun salute.Wadekar will be remembered for his gutsy knocks at the crucial number three position for years. He was also a great fielder in the slip cordon.Wadekar took over as captain of the Indian team from MAK Pataudi and proved to be a good leader of men. After leading the country to memorable series wins in the West Indies and England, Wadekar oversaw another series win over England in 1972-73, at home.However, Wadekar had to retire after India were blanked 3-0 on the tour of England in 1974.Wadekar also served as India manager in the 1990s and enjoyed a successful stint with then captain Mohammad Azharuddin. He was appointed as chairman of selectors in 1998.(With inputs from PTI)Former Indian cricketer Ajit Wadekar was honoured at his funeral in a most respectable manner. India Today’s @rkmrasesh brings the exclusive details.#ReporterDiaryMore Videos: Today (@IndiaToday) August 17, 2018last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi, Dec 4 (PTI) The NBA Global Academy’s Princepal Singh has been selected to play in the Indian men’s team for the Super Kung Sheung Cup International Basketball Invitation Championship in Hong Kong from December 11 to 16. The 17-year old, based at The NBA Global Academy in Canberra, Australia, was previously a prospect at The NBA Academy India. Princepal has been a part of multiple camps organised by the NBA, including Basketball Without Borders Global Camp during NBA All-Star 2018. “The 6’10” player from Punjab is one of the most exciting prospects from India, following an impressive run during U16 FIBA Asian Championships in April where he averaged 22.7 points per game and 13 rebounds per game,” a press release from NBA India stated. Princepal is among 12 promising players at the NBA Global Academy, a training center at Basketball Australia’s (BA) Centre of Excellence at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in Canberra. “I had a great experience at The NBA Academy India and I’m excited for the next stage of my development here at The NBA Global Academy. I look forward to applying everything that I’ve learned and represent the country with pride,” said Princepal. “We are committed to elite player development, and we are thrilled with Princepal’s continued progression as both an athlete and as a person,” added Yannick Colaco, MD, NBA India. PTI PM PMlast_img read more

first_img How to Grow a Beard: It’s Not Just a Look, It’s a Philosophy It’s almost Valentine’s Day and everyone in love is getting ready to spend the day with their significant other. Hooray for them. They’ll be getting tables at restaurants, having drinks at bars, and forgetting about the rest of the world around them as they stare lovingly (or drunkenly) into each others eyes.But what happens when you’re alone on Valentine’s Day? You could A) seethe with white hot rage against everyone who has found love when you’ve looked in every hopeless place for it or, you could take the high road and B) treat yo’self like the gentleman that you are.For some, that’s going to mean lighting up a cigarette, cracking every beer in a six-pack (maybe even these new light beers from Kona), and binge-watching Mindhunter on Netflix. For others, though, the thought of being single on Valentine’s Day might not be as easy. Maybe a long relationship ended. Maybe the person just hasn’t met the certain someone yet but are desperate to do so.Whatever camp you fall in, as a single person on Valentine’s Day, take the day to celebrate the hell out of yourself. To do that, we’ve got a couple suggestions for you:1. Do Something Nice for YourselfToday is about you, so really make it count. Call into work sick and go get a massage or a nice beard trim. Buy something that you’ve wanted for a while but couldn’t convince yourself to pick up under other circumstances (maybe this nice bottle of whisky would do). Eat only the marshmallows in the Lucky Charms. Doing something nice for yourself can take the whole day, or it can take a few minutes, depending on what it is, but since no one else is going to be doing it, you might as well.We realize that may sound a bit depressing, but think of it this way. No one knows you like you. You’re not going to run the risk of getting a crappy gift from yourself, like you might with someone who thinks they know the real you.2. Make Yourself Something NiceIf you’re alone, no one is going to judge you for what you eat or drink. That being said, go big while you’re already home. This cheese tower from Murray’s Cheese is for two, but who cares?  Let’s be real, a single, driven individual could totally eat all three levels.If you’re going to be pounding down a mountain of cheese, you’re going to need something to go with that. First, you’ll probably want these pasta chips from Vintage Italia. They’re made from pasta and come in a variety of flavors. Then, you’ll need some wine to wash it down with. When it comes to whites, try picking up this Chaleur Blanc from DeLille Cellars in Washington State. A Bordeuax-style blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, it is complex, tropical, and delicious. For reds, check out this Cabernet Franc from Stinson Vineyards in Virginia. Medium-bodied and chock full of spicy tannins, this hybrid grape may be your new favorite.If wine isn’t your thing and you want cocktails, we’ve got you covered here.3. Smoke’em If You’ve Got’emThere’s nothing quite as gentlemanly as smoking a cigar. If you’ve never done it, and were curious, now seems like a pretty good time to try one out. Kick off your shoes, pour a glass of Scotch and light one up. Don’t know what you’re doing? You could check out this list, Cigar Aficionado’s top cigars of 2017.4. Assemble Your Fellow SinglesAnother great way to quash loneliness is to blow the horn of Gondor and gather your single friends (NOTE: Owning a horn of Gondor may have something to do with your single status). Though you may not be ensnared in a web of romantic love at the moment, there are folks out there who love you and enjoy your company. You might invite some folks over for a games night, poker night, or just a casual get-together. If you’re itching to get out, take your friends bowling, bar-hopping, to the local cinema, or on some other excellent adventure. You aren’t the only one sailing the high seas of singlehood—if you beckon, others will climb aboard the H.M.S. Friendship.5. Do Something Kind of CrazyYou may not be able truly go nuts, seeing as Valentine’s Day is on a Tuesday, but you can still do something a bit crazy on your lunch break or after work that’ll make up for the fact that you’re going to be kicking it in the company of just yourself. First, see if you can knock off an item on your bucket list. If you don’t have a bucket list, make one (Here’s some of our favorite buck list items). The joy of being single is that you can do whatever you want. Literally. We wouldn’t suggest doing something illegal, but short of that, the world is your oyster.As you contemplate this upcoming Valentine’s Day, consider the following questions: Who always knows what you’re thinking? Who knows precisely what you’ve been through? Who has always been there for you? That’s right, it’s YOU! So use this February 14th as an excuse to reaffirm your love for yourself. You’ve earned it.This article was updated February 8, 2018 by Sam Slaughter.  The Best Netflix Food Documentaries to Savor Right Now The Best Latex Pillows for Neck and Back Pain Editors’ Recommendations The Ultimate Pillow Guide: The 6 Best Pillows for All Sleepers The Best Vodka Mixers for Stocking Your Home Barlast_img read more

first_imgStory Highlights “The Justice Ministry recently gave indication that steps are being taken to finalise the drafting of the OSH Bill by month-end. This means that the target for enacting this legislation within this legislative year is still achievable, and I pledge to work harder to bring this matter to fruition,” The Bill will set the groundwork for the protection of all workers in all spheres of economic activities, and will comprehensively address all occupational hazards. Plans remain on track for enactment of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act within this legislative year, says Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Derrick Kellier. Plans remain on track for enactment of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act within this legislative year, says Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Derrick Kellier.“The Justice Ministry recently gave indication that steps are being taken to finalise the drafting of the OSH Bill by month-end. This means that the target for enacting this legislation within this legislative year is still achievable, and I pledge to work harder to bring this matter to fruition,” he stated.Mr. Kellier, who was addressing a breakfast meeting at the Knutsford Court Hotel, New Kingston on October 16, said the Government is committed to putting the legislation in place, which will provide the framework for securing the safety and health of workers in the workplace and other connected areas.The Bill will set the groundwork for the protection of all workers in all spheres of economic activities, and will comprehensively address all occupational hazards.It covers a broader range of considerations than the existing Factories Act, to protect workers on the job and define working conditions. It also establishes a joint Health and Safety Council that monitors the safety and well-being of workers.Mr. Kellier pointed out that safe and healthy workers are the most productive “and so we work assiduously to ensure the protection of workers and promote wellness at the workplace.”The Labour and Social Security Minister noted that in recent times, one major workplace concern has been HIV and AIDS, which statistics show, is most prevalent in the 15 to 49 age group, when people are in their most productive years.He said the OSH Bill specifically makes it a responsibility for workplaces to help reduce HIV-related stigma and discrimination, including prejudice, negative attitudes, abuse, and maltreatment directed at people living with the disease.“As leaders and managers and change agents in your organisation, we need you to understand that where workers are free from stigma and discrimination on the basis of real or perceived HIV status, they can lead long and productive lives and contribute significantly to their communities and the national economy,” he pointed out.Mr. Kellier further noted that the OSH Bill encourages all worksites to employ any standard that will protect the health and safety of workers and the customers and clients they serve.“The international standard for food handlers is HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points), and as you are all aware, the process for HACCP certification includes a pre-requisite about personnel, with specific reference to hygiene policy. One cannot obtain HACCP certification without compliance regarding communicable and non-communicable disease,” he said.Mr. Kellier informed that the Ministry has been pro-active in educating and preparing employers and employees for the legislation through its Voluntary Compliance Programme.The breakfast meeting was organised by the Ministry in collaboration with the Jamaica Manufacturers Association (JMA) and sought to increase awareness at the highest corporate level, about occupational safety and health issues, and the need to reduce levels of stigma and discrimination in the food service industry.last_img read more

first_imgzoom The Supreme Court of Finland has today upheld the judgment rendered by the Helsinki Court of Appeal on 29 November 2011 and dismissed all claims presented against Finnish shipping company Finnlines Plc by Mutual Pension Insurance Company Ilmarinen.In its action Ilmarinen had objected to the decision of Finnlines’ Annual General Meeting held on 20 May 2008 concerning minimum dividend and demanded that the resolution be amended so that the minimum dividend paid should have been EUR 17.1 million instead of EUR 180,216.39.The Supreme Court dismissed Ilmarinen’s petition on the Court of Appeal’s ruling and maintained said ruling in force. In addition, the court ordered Ilmarinen to compensate Finnlines’ legal costs amounting to EUR 28,734.75 together with interest at statutory rate.The judgment is final and non-appealable, Finnlines said.last_img read more

first_imgMark Wahlberg says he’s donating $1.5 million US to the Time’s Up legal defence fund after reports suggested he was paid more for re-shoots than his co-star, Michelle Williams. (Mario Anzuoni/Reuters) Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook Advertisementcenter_img Login/Register With: Advertisement Mark Wahlberg says he’s donating $1.5 million US to Time’s Up after controversy erupted over the pay he received for re-shooting scenes in the film All The Money In The World.Two reports said Wahlberg was paid significantly more than co-star Michelle Williams to return for extra filming after Kevin Spacey was erased from the film. Wahlberg appeared to confirm his pay Saturday in a social media post about the donation.“Over the last few days, my reshoot fee for All The Money In The World has become an important topic of conversation,” he said in a statement posted on Twitter. “I 100% support the fight for fair pay and I’m donating the $1.5M to the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund in Michelle Williams’ name.”Wahlberg, left, was paid $1.5 million US for 10 days of reshoots, while Williams was reportedly paid less than $1,000 for the same work. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images) USA Today reported earlier this week that Wahlberg was paid $1.5 million for the 10 days of re-shoots, while Williams got less than $1,000 in per diems for the same work.last_img read more

first_imgKathleen Martens APTN NewsRexall PharmaPlus has apologized after two Indigenous teenagers say they were made to feel like thieves in its Comox Centre Mall store last weekend in British Columbia.The apology came after the mother of one teen sent an email to the company’s head office about how her 15-year-old daughter and 17-year-old friend say they were treated.“I’m impressed with Rexall’s response,” Carla Voyageur said of a promise by a senior manager to visit the store, speak to employees, and provide “sensitivity training.”Voyageur said a “rude” female manager at the Rexall told them they were under surveillance.Before that, at a different store, a male employee asked to see their hands were empty before they left the store.Her daughter’s friend vented her frustrations on social media.“Is this how native women are treated??” the teen wrote. “As if we are thiefs and want to attempt to steal at one store – which we were NOT.”Voyageur said the girls told her they were followed, stared at and made to feel badly about themselves while browsing makeup at the stores.The teen added in her post: “I doubt you’d have treated two non-Indigenous people with such disrespect.”Voyageur said her family moved to Vancouver Island a few months ago from Manitoba. She said they have now received warnings about “racism in the Comox Valley.”A spokesman for Rexall confirmed receiving the mother’s complaint.“On behalf of Rexall, we sincerely apologize for this unfortunate situation,” spokesman Derek Tupling said in an email to APTN News.“We take every complaint very seriously, and following a thorough review of the circumstances, this situation should have been handled differently…The store manager will also be reaching out to both individuals directly and inviting them back to the store to apologize in person.”Voyageur said the incident generated a family discussion about how the girls behaved in the store and what kind of customer service they should expect. She said they told her this never happens when they are with “non-Aboriginal friends.”Voyageur noted complaints were made to both stores but only Rexall responded.“These are responsible, goal-oriented teenagers,” she said. “I’m sorry this happened to them and for them.”kmartens@aptn.calast_img read more

The group of nine celebrities – from Georgia, Ghana, Jordan, Nepal, Pakistan, Peru, Sudan, and South Africa – have teamed up with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Stop TB Partnership to underscore the urgent need for continued financial support for the global fight against the disease. The overwhelming majority of people with TB can be cured by a six-month drug treatment costing as little as $25. Untreated, however, the disease can be lethal. Earlier this year, WHO reported that for the first time the number of people falling ill with TB each year was declining, but warned that current progress is at risk due to under-funding.The agency’s most recent data, published in the World Health Organization (WHO) 2011 Global Tuberculosis Control Report released in October, showed that the number of TB deaths fell to 1.4 million in 2010, after reaching 1.8 million in 2003.However, the report also found that the current progress being made was at risk from under-funding, especially efforts to combat multi-drug-resistant TB (MDR-TB), a form of the disease that fails to respond to standard first-line drugs.The nine celebrities are Jordanian actress Rania Ismail, Ghanaian pop singer Obour, Pakistani actor Behrooz Sabzwari, Sudanese television presenter Awad Ibrahim Awad, Georgian theatre director Zaal Chikobava, Nepalese actors Deepak Raj Giri and Deepa Shree Niraula, South African television personality Gerry Elsdon and Peruvian journalist Sonia Goldenberg. Established in 2001 by WHO, the Stop TB Partnership seeks to realize the goal of eliminating TB as a public health problem and, ultimately, to obtain a world free of TB. It comprises a network of international organizations, countries, donors from the public and private sectors, as well as governmental and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). 5 December 2011A new initiative to combat tuberculosis (TB), an illness which claims the lives of over one million people each year, has recruited international celebrities in an effort to maintain awareness towards eradicating the disease, the United Nations health agency announced today. read more

The ups and downs of the motor industry – in your pocket Today (17 May), SMMT publishes Motor Industry Facts – 2005, the pocket-sized guide to facts and figures for the UK automotive sector. The fully updated booklet is packed with industry statistics, from registration and production data to sector profiles and the rising cost of commodities. Key findings include: Manufacturing facts: In 2004, CV production breaks 200,000 unit barrier for first time in six years Total new CV regs 389,923 units in 2004, up 56 per cent in 10 years Surge in market for new 2.6 to 3.5 tonne vans, up 167 per cent to 195,814 units on 1995 levels 61.2 per cent of CVs produced in the UK now destined for export markets ‘Motor Industry Facts – 2005 is a rich seam of useful information on market and product trends and key safety, security and emissions information’, said SMMT chief executive Christopher Macgowan. ‘This year’s guide also includes some quirky facts that should raise a few eyebrows. For example, how many of us know that the Isle of Wight is home to the oldest cars in Britain, or that the Ford Escort Mk 4 was the second best-selling car in Britain last year?’ To download Motor Industry Facts 2005 please click on the link below. DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Industry exports valued at £21.5 billion, car exports at record numbers in 2004 Finished steel costs rise 30 per cent, electricity up 15.2 per cent, gas up 14.7 per cent (December 2004 v December 2003) Average cost of oil rises by a third in a year Over 800,000 employees directly dependent on automotive sector Sector turnover £47 billion in 2004 Car facts: Diesel new car market rises 175 per cent in five years to 835,334 units 314,239 more new superminis left showrooms in 2004 compared to 10 years ago Improved CO2 performance greatest among new 4x4s and people carriers An estimated 30.6 million cars on the road in the UK Average age of a car country-wide is 6.8 years 10.3 million combined new and used car sales in 2004 Nissan (Sunderland), Toyota (Burnaston) and Honda (Swindon) top three car producers in 2004 Commercial Vehicle facts: read more

Good news from Mannheim. Bjarte Myrhol is recovering successfully after his tumor operation, and is feeling better as days go by. This has made the RNL people quite happy, and everybody is waiting for his return to the field, but still it’s a mystery when that will happen, and for sure not at least 6 more weeks. However, it is indeed good news to hear that Bjarte is to be expected on the field in near future. ← Previous Story Kehrmann new Lemgo captain! Next Story → Sven-Soren Christophersen in Berlin until 2015! read more

first_img Share3 Tweet Email1 Friday 30 Aug 2019, 2:51 PM Aug 30th 2019, 2:51 PM By Ray Managh 34 Comments ‘Common sense has broken out’: High Court grants permanent order against blockade at meat factories Consent orders were made against named protesters blockading plants owned by Dawn Meats, ABP and Slaney Meats. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Short URL Image: 17,418 Views THE HIGH COURT heard today that permanent orders restraining trespass and intimidation could be made with the consent of named protesters who had taken part in disruptive nationwide protests outside a number of Dawn Meats factories.Similar consent orders were made against named protesters blockading plants owned by ABP and Slaney Meats. Mr Brian O’Moore SC told the court that consent permanent orders could be made against named defendants.Mr Justice Charles Meenan was told a compromise had been reached between named protesters and Dawn Meats, ABP and Slaney Meats which earlier this week obtained temporary restraints against protesters and was today seeking to attach and commit to prison one particular protester Seamus (otherwise Mex) Delahunty, of Mooncoyne, Co Kilkenny.Mr Lyndon MacCann SC, who appeared with barrister Stephen Walsh for Dawn, said a motion against Delahunty seeking to attach and commit him to prison for breaching of High Court orders could be struck out by consent.MacCann SC said consent orders permanently restraining Delahunty and Declan Ryan, Liam Cunningham, James Kennedy, John Hassett, Michael Power, James O’Shea and Tom Fitzpatrick could be made by the court by consent of the named defendants with no orders for costs.The orders restrain all of them from impeding, obstructing, hindering or in any way interfering, directly or indirectly, with access to or egress from Dawn factories at Grannagh, Co Waterford; Meadow Meats, Rathdowney, Co Laois; Hazel Hill, Ballyhaunis, Co Mayo; Ardnageehy, Charleville, Co Cork and Greenhills, Beaupark, Slane, Co Meath.The orders not only permanently restrain the named defendants in the proceedings but apply to their respective servants or agents or any persons acting in concert with them or with knowledge of the making of the orders, restraining such people from engaging in conduct that is intimidating or abusive of Dawn Meats staff or customers and suppliers and at factories owned by ABP and Slaney Meats.A solicitor for Delahunty said there had been some confusion as at least three people by the name of Delahunty in Mooncoyne were also known as “Mex”, and added that papers had been served in error on an uncle of Delahunty.Judge Meenan said the attitude of Delahunty was entirely appropriate and the correct way to deal with the application before the court.“A considerable amount of common sense has broken out,” Judge Meenan said. He made the orders requested by Dawn Meats, ABP and Slaney Meats and consented to by named defendants and granted all of them, should protests continue, liberty to apply to the court.Earlier this week the High Court had granted Dawn Meats, ABP and Slaney Meats temporary injunctions restraining named defendants from intimidating suppliers and staff or continuing to blockade factories.The court had heard that the blockades were threatening the putting in place of a multi-million-euro export deal with China whose hygiene and processing inspectors had eventually been allowed into the factories.BallyjamesduffOn Friday evening, RTÉ reported that a protester drove a tractor towards a wall at a plant in Ballyjamesduff, Co Cavan. A Garda spokesperson told that Gardaí were called to an incident at Oldcastle Road in Ballyjamesduff. No arrests, they said, had been made and inquiries are ongoing. Additional reporting by Dominic McGrath. last_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 03 Dec 2015 – The Opposition party is apparently amazed that some members of the House of Assembly either voted no or were absent when a Private Members Motion called for an investigation into a debt collection company. Hon Goldray Ewing, the Member from Blue Hills called for a Select Committee to be established to investigate whether TOLCO, or The Outstanding Loan Company was being too ‘heavy handed’ with those indebted to the now dismantled, TC Invest. Reports are TOLCO is trying to confiscate people’s homes and for the Member, this is just too much. Ewing explains that the Premier together with three other members of his Cabinet, namely: Hon Donhue Gardiner, Hon George Lightbourne and Hon Amanda Missick went absent from the Chamber before the vote. Still the motion passed with vocal objection from Governor’s Appointed Member, Hon John Philips who said he would have liked to hear some suggestions. The Governor’s other appointed member, Hon Lillian Missick explained recommendations would come only after an investigation of a Select Committee. TOLCO was established in 2012 under former Governor Ric Todd, during the interim administration. Chairperson of the Public Accounts Committee and Opposition Leader, Hon Sharlene Robinson in her presentation on the motion said records bear out that there had been no real push to collect outstanding loan monies, that there was a hasty process of legalizing the TOLCO entity, that TOLCO is being directed by some allegedly dodgy individuals and that the Special Committee is necessary as a lack of resources has hindered proper reporting on TOLCO by the Auditor General’s office. It is said that some $2.8 million in non-performing loans was outstanding at the time TOLCO was set up. The PDM says they have now written to the Speaker of the House, Hon Robert Hall about why he has not yet appointed the Select Committee. TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Only Doug and Ralph and Ruth can fit, that’s why Related Items:godray ewing, governor ric todd, hon. john phillips, investiigation, lillian missick, Pdm, robert hall, select committee, TOLCO TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for youlast_img read more

first_imgBILLERICA, MA – In a joint publication released on Monday by the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) and the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC), the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office Medication Assisted Treatment and Directed Opioid Recovery (MATADOR) Program was highlighted as one of only five national best practices for providing medication assisted treatment (MAT) in jails.The publication, Jail-Based Medication-Assisted Treatment: Promising Practices, Guidelines and Resources from the Field, was released as jails and houses of correction across the country look to expand in this area. The Middlesex Sheriff’s Office has previously been recognized as a Center of Innovation by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) for the MATADOR program.“I am proud the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office is recognized as a national leader and welcome the opportunity to share our work in the fight to save lives and improve public safety,” said Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian. “With the implementation of MAT in jails, Sheriffs are innovating by providing new programs to treat addiction and reduce future incidents of crime.”The MATADOR Program began in 2015 as Middlesex County continued to witness a rise in overdose deaths linked to the opioid crisis.  With a decade of experience studying and implementing public policies to combat the effects of increased opioid use, Sheriff Koutoujian initiated MATADOR to utilize incarceration as a window of opportunity to address the factors that led to criminal behavior, including drug use.Two years after the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office began its MAT program, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health released its Chapter 55 analysis which confirmed the critical importance MAT in jails. The report found that individuals leaving incarceration are 120 times more likely to succumb to a fatal overdose post release compared to the rest of the adult population.“Combatting the opioid epidemic demands new ideas and thinking throughout all areas of government,” Koutoujian said. “We stand ready to assist our colleagues in their efforts to implement MAT programs that will continue to drive innovation in this area.”MATADOR participants have been classified at a 90% risk of reoffending — as determined by a risk assessment tool — demonstrating that the 23% recidivism rate among participants is clear evidence it is saving lives and reducing crime.(NOTE: The above press release is from Middlesex Sheriff’s Office.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSenator Markey & Middlesex Sheriff Koutoujian Promote Expansion Of Opioid Treatment In JailsIn “Government”Middlesex Sheriff’s Office Hosts National Counterparts For Discussion Of Medication Assisted Treatment EffortsIn “Police Log”Middlesex Sheriff Koutoujian Speaks At White House Forum On Criminal Justice & DisabilitiesIn “Govenrment”last_img read more