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You Can’t Win If You’ve Already Lost in Your Mind

first_img 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 You can’t win if you have already lost in your mind. Nothing has a greater impact on your results than what you believe. Your results are a reflection of your beliefs.Holding the belief that your competitors are stronger than you will cause you to lose to those competitors. But not because your competitors are stronger than you are. You’ll lose because you don’t believe that you can win, that you deserve to win. And your dream clients will be right to choose your competitors. This contest was lost before it started.Holding the belief that your clients want the lowest price will ensure that your clients buy from a competitor with a lower price. Not because your prospective clients really want the lowest price (they don’t). You’ll lose because you don’t believe that you are worth paying more to obtain. And all things being equal, your clients will be right to choose the lowest price. You didn’t believe enough to make things unequal.Believing that your company is wrong, that “they” are to blame for the difficulty you have selling, that they aren’t trying to produce good results for their clients, or that their motives are suspect, is the fast track to failure. If you don’t believe in your company, I promise you can’t sell it. First, you won’t create many opportunities because you’ll pull your punches. Second, your beliefs will betray you. You will lose opportunities because you don’t believe your company deserves them. That loss happens in your head long before your prospective client informs you that they’ve chosen your competitor.Your company has big, strong competitors? Believe you can slay giants.Your competitors sell price? Believe your clients want to pay more for more value—and then create and deliver that value.Your company has problems? Yeah? Like every other company. Believe—and help make a difference by helping make improvements (or else you are part of the problem).You are what you believe. And your results a reflection of what you believe. If you believe you have already lost, you lose before there is ever a contest. Believe otherwise.QuestionsDo you have any beliefs that don’t really serve you? Do you have beliefs that cause doubt?What do you believe that causes you to first lose in your mind? Well, not you, but someone you know well.Why do your beliefs cause you to lose opportunities?How do your beliefs cause you to lose opportunities?last_img read more

Blame game on as train mows down 5 elephants in Assam

first_imgA passenger train mowed down five elephants on Saturday night, triggering a blame game between the Assam forest department and Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR).The engine of the train derailed due to the impact at 9.40 p.m. The section was restored after the engine was put back on track almost five hours later.Forest officials said the drivers of the 15611 Guwahati-Silchar Fast Passenger train ignored flashlight signals and ran into a herd of elephants crossing the track in central Assam’s Hojai district. They said the spot between Hawaipur and Lamshakhan stations, some 180 km east of Guwahati, is a notified elephant corridor.Railway officials claimed the section where the elephants were crossing was not a notified elephant corridor and that a 30 kph speed restriction had been imposed on all trains based on inputs from the Forest Department.Three calves dead“Five elephants, including three calves, reportedly died due to the impact. The loco pilots said the calves did not move from the track and the adult elephants began surrounding them when the accident happened,” an officer of the Lumding Railway Division said.“Our people are trying their best to prevent elephant casualties, but the railways seem to be taking such incidents lightly. I cannot fault our department as the railways had been informed about the movement of elephants and forest guards had tried to warn the drivers with flashlights,” Forest Minister Pramila Rani Brahma said on Sunday.A railway line passes through 13% of the elephant corridors in the Northeast, primarily Assam. Though the NFR said Saturday’s tragedy did not happen in one of them, forest officials said they submitted a list of 19 places along railway tracks where elephants have been moving across tracks constantly in Lumding, Hojai and Lanka forest ranges.Saturday’s accident site falls under the Lanka forest range, the area’s wildlife officials said. According to the NFR, incidents of elephant crossings have increased sharply in the recent past and trains have been slowed down whenever the Forest Department shared information on herd movement.Coordination is crucial“It is only because of the close coordination between field level officials of the forest and railway departments that 200 incidents have been prevented this year alone,” NFR spokesperson Pranav Jyoti Sharma said.The NFR is keen on mitigating elephant mortality on railway tracks but at the same time safety of train movements has to be ensured, he added.Green activists say encroachment and habitat destruction have forced elephants to stray out of traditional routes for food. One such diversion in December last year saw five wild elephants being knocked down by a speeding train near a tea estate in north-central Assam’s Sonitpur district. Data provided by the Wildlife Division of Assam’s Forest Department say electrocution, train-hit and attack by villagers killed 40 elephants in 2017. Despite the mortality, elephant population in Assam rose from 5,246 in 2002 to 5,719 last year.last_img read more

Frog figurines ‘separated’ in Bhopal after heavy rains

first_imgSamiti to organise ‘Chitranna Seve’for ‘balance’ in rainfall in Karnataka  “We got two clay frogs made and married them in order to bring rains to the State. But the rains are incessant now, so we separated them to stop the downpour,” Suresh Agarwal of the mandal told PTI.Madhya Pradesh has been witnessing heavy rains over the past few days, leading to several rivers flowing above the danger mark and low-lying areas getting inundated.A proper “separation ceremony” was conducted at the Turant Mahadev temple in Bhopal, and the two clay frogs were then released into a vessel filled with water amid chanting of mantras.The rainfall in the State so far has been 31 per cent excess of the annual average. Bhopal has received 81 per cent excess rain, an official of the India Meteorological Department said. A couple of months after they were wedded, two frog idols were ‘divorced’ in Bhopal earlier this week in hope that it would ‘reverse the effect’ of their union — the ceaseless rain.As per a long-standing superstition, frogs’ marriage appeases the rain gods and brings showers to parched areas.Members of Om Shiv Shakti Mandal, a local group from Indrapuri area, had two clay frogs married with a ceremony in July as the State awaited rains.Also Readlast_img read more

Blatche expects Taipei to play zone, says Gilas has to make shots

first_imgKris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ View comments Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion LATEST STORIES MOST READ “Hopefully, we’ll be focused and hit the shots and play at a much higher level than Japan. If I get the ball and I see they double me, I have to pass the ball to the open man and hope he hits the shot. If I see my teammates struggling, if I have to take over, be aggressive, and try to get to the rim all the time, I will. It always depends,” he said.“The number one thing on my mind is the win, not to go out there and get a bunch of points. It’s about winning and playing the game the right way.” Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Photo from Fiba.comAndray Blatche knows how important outside shooting is for Gilas Pilipinas if it wants to come out of the first leg of the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers with a pair of wins.“We had a good job on defense, but we missed a lot of open shots and we got to look on that if we want to get better,” Blatche said on Sunday after wrapping up the team’s afternoon practice at Meralco Gym, on the eve of its clash against Chinese Taipei.ADVERTISEMENT The naturalized big man said that this early, the team is anticipating the visitors to test the Filipino shooters with their zone defense.After all, the Philippines struggled to put the ball through the rim as it shot 38-percent from the field and a measly 29-percent clip from downtown, where it also missed its first eight attempts from threes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“They’re gonna zone us a lot, and that’s from watching us play against Japan,” said Blatche, who finished with 13 points, 12 rebounds, five assists, three steals, and three blocks in the win. “They’re probably thinking that we’re gonna miss a lot of shots, but hopefully not.”Blatche, however, expressed confidence that the Gilas shooters led by Jayson Castro, Roger Pogoy, and Matthew Wright will be able to knock down shots.center_img Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gilas Pilipinas to go with same lineup vs Chinese Taipei Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 Citylast_img read more

Vowing to return, Rodman wraps up low-key Pyongyang visit

first_imgBacklash from Mayweather-McGregor will last years, says Duva Warmbier suffered severe brain damage while in custody. Doctors in Ohio described him as being in a state of “unresponsive wakefulness” but declined to discuss his outlook for improvement, saying such information would be kept confidential.U.S. and North Korean officials said Rodman played no role in freeing Warmbier and the timing of the release and Rodman’s arrival was a coincidence.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThree more American citizens remain in North Korean custody.During his visit, Rodman played basketball with men’s and women’s teams, visited the city zoo, met Olympic athletes and presented the country’s sports minister with a copy of President Donald Trump’s book, “The Art of the Deal.” The unsigned book, and a “Where’s Waldo” travel edition, were to be passed on to leader Kim Jong Un, who Rodman had met on previous visits in 2013 band 2014. Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken View comments Former NBA basketball star Dennis Rodman leaves the Koryo hotel for Sunan International Airport on Saturday, June 17, 2017, in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)PYONGYANG, North Korea — Former NBA star Dennis Rodman, vowing to come back again soon, on Saturday wrapped up a low-key and incident-free visit to the North Korean capital.On his way to the airport, Rodman vowed to return and said his “thoughts and prayers” are with the family of Otto Warmbier, an American student who was arrested and imprisoned in the North for 17 months, then released just hours before Rodman’s arrival.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’center_img MOST READ What ‘missteps’? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rodman was on two seasons of Trump’s “Celebrity Apprentice” reality TV show.Rodman created a stir by arriving in the country with his small entourage all wearing clothing and hats featuring the name of a company specializing in a cybercurrency used to buy and sell marijuana.Marijuana is illegal in North Korea.His earlier trips generated a storm of publicity, especially when he regaled leader Kim with a rendition of “Happy Birthday” at an exhibition game he had arranged that included some other former NBA players. On the same trip, he suggested an American missionary was at fault for his own imprisonment in North Korea, remarks for which he later apologized.Although U.S. citizens are not banned from visiting North Korea, the U.S. State Department strongly advises against it.ADVERTISEMENT Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Rodman, who arrived in Pyongyang on Tuesday, was scheduled to fly to Beijing before returning to the United States.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Will work with new elected leader of Philippines: US

first_imgFrom Lalit K JhaWashington, May 11 (PTI) The US today said it is looking forward to working with the newly-elected leader of the Philippines who during his election campaign had advocated extra-judicial killings to get rid of crime and drug rackets.While the official verdict is yet to come, Rodrigo Duterte, the Mayor of Davao City has emerged as the winner in all the unofficial results.”Were still awaiting the official results from officials in the Philippines. We look forward to congratulating and working with the winners of those elections on our active and close bilateral relationship,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said.He said the US is prepared to commend the Philippines on its May 9 elections.By all accounts, those elections appear to have gone smoothly and enjoyed historically high levels of participation. Those are all indications of a vibrant democracy, he said.The White House, however, refused to comment on some of the controversial remarks of Duterte.”I dont have any comments about the campaign platforms or the rhetoric used by any of the individual candidates in the Filipino election. Well wait for the official results and we can comment more directly there about our ability to work with the winners of that election,” he said.”Obviously, weve got an important security relationship and our efforts to coordinate with the Philippines as they provide for some maritime security that has an impact on the economy here in the United States is important,” he said.Both the White House and the State Department also did not respond to questions about Duterte calling for multilateral talks to resolve some of the issues in the South China Sea.advertisement”In general, our approach to the situation in the South China Sea has been that the US is not a claimant to any of the land features in the South China Sea. But the US does believe that those that have competing claims should find a way to resolve those differences through diplomacy and through established international procedures,” he said.”That continues to be our position and we certainly encourage all parties in that region of the world to pursue their differences and resolve their differences in that way. Our interest is in making sure those differences are resolved peacefully in a way that disrupt the free flow of commerce in the region,” Earnest said. PTI LKJ KUNlast_img read more

Indian Premier League 2016: Delhi Daredevils vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Live Score

first_imgHello and welcome to the LIVE coverage from Match 56 of the Indian Premier League between Delhi Daredevils and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Raipur. (Scorecard )HIGHLIGHTS: Royal Challengers Bangalore Innings:23.40 IST: QUOTES!Virat Kohli: Honestly, those stats have mostly reached me through images but I choose not to look at it. Every game is an opportunity to win it for your team. We were at No. 7 position in the table, an impossible situation, and now we have two chances at the final, having finished at No. 2. I tried to make the most of my batting form and take the team through. Our focus has paid off. It’s not easy but you have to start afresh every day. I know it sounds boring and traditional but it has to be boring. Every day has to be made use of, if you are a sportsman at this level. I am extra motivated when I come on to the field and make sure I work hard off the field as well. It’s very important to not get rude or arrogant about your form or about how you strike the ball. There will be a few incidents, people will have a go at you on the field, but after the chat is done, you have to get back to the basics. There is a very thin line between overconfidence and being calm about your skill. After the Australia series this year, I felt that people have come up to me and genuinely want me to do well. I play my heart out for the country and for the team I am playing for right now. Batting has done well but the bowlers – the wicket was worth more than 130 odd. It was a good track but we were cautious while chasing such a small target. Easily 160 par wicket. You can tend to get carried away, thinking that we won the toss, the batting is doing well but we conceded very few runs in the last few overs. Everyone was keen in the changing room to stand up and say that he’s going to be the guy who’s going to do it tonight. The support has been wonderful wherever we played and we heard RCB’s chants here too in Raipur. Will happen when you have two of the world’s most loved cricketers in de Villiers and Gayle in the team. They should get the Indian citizenship.advertisementZaheer Khan: Wonderful campaign. On the whole, we played good cricket. Some days you play good, some days bad. Youngsters learnt a lot, tremendous potential there. We gave a tough time to all the sides. Playoff should have been fantastic but we are happy. 160 would have been defendable on this big ground. We needed early breakthroughs. Kohli is good at absorbing the pressure. We bowled well but Virat is in a very good form and we were 15-20 runs short. The team has young guys and odd days will be like this. We have given them the freedom. One partnership was critical and we couldn’t get going in that. A big game this was, pressure game. I haven’t really thought about it (my future). Have enjoyed my time with the youngsters and trying to pass my knowledge to them. Still enjoying and will see. 23.18 IST: That’s it! Virat Kohli’s 54 not out guides RCB to a six-wicket win over Delhi Daredevils. They enter play-offs at the second place behind Gujarat Lions. Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders battle it out in Eliminator.23.11 IST: FIFTY! Virat Kohli slams his 25th half-century. Another brilliant knock from the RCB skipper. RCB 121/4 in 16.2 overs 22.44 IST: WICKET! Carlos Brathwaite gets a breakthrough. Back of a length ball on middle and off, KL Rahul defends it in front and sets off for a run. The ball bounces back and goes onto the stumps. Rahul turns back but had no time to pull the ball back before it hit the timber. RCB 83/3 in 10.1 overs 22.34 IST: KL Rahul is dealing in fours as fifty-run stand between him and Virat Kohli comes up. RCB 68/2 in 8 overs 22.24 IST: That’s the end of the Powerplay and players will also take a Strategic Time-Out. It has not been a smooth ride for RCB so far, but they are still in the game. In-form KL Rahul has joined Virat Kohli in the middle and he looks is sublime touch. RCB 49/2 in 6 overs22.09 IST: WICKET! Zaheer Khan joins the party, gets AB de Villiers. No AB show tonight then! Good length ball on off, de Villiers looks to drive but is beaten by the extra pace and mishits it towards covers. Jayant Yadav stationed at covers dives in front of him and takes a superb low catch to dismiss AB. RCB 17/2 in 2.4 oversadvertisement22.00 IST: WICKET! Chris Morris draws first blood and gets the dangerman! Bowls a back of a length ball on off, Chris Gayle looks to poke it but gets an inside onto the stumps. RCB 5/1 in 1.1 oversDelhi Daredevils Innings:21.38 IST: That’s it! Delhi Daredevils have managed to post 138/8. Bangalore were outstanding in their bowling performance tonight and did the job of restricting Delhi on paltry total. The visitors were right on the money from the word go. They got an early breakthrough with Pant’s wicket and from there onward they continue their momentum. All bowlers were on the mark as Chahal is the pick of the bowlers with three wickets in his bag. Gayle too bowled well and managed to pick two wickets.21.23 IST: WICKET! Yuzvendra Chahal gets his third wicket and it’s a big one of Quinton de Kock (60). Chahal bowls a short ball on off, width on offer, de Kock goes hard at it and lofts it over mid off. He gets the height but not the elevation. Chris Jordan comes running in from long off and takes it. The umpire went upstairs to check the overstepped No Ball. After several replays, the third umpire gave the decision in the bowler’s favour. DD 107/7 in 16.1 overs21.14 IST: WICKET! Chris Gayle strikes again in his second over. Carlos Brathwaite departs for 1. Floats it full on off, Brathwaite slices it towards backward point and straight to Watson. The umpire goes upstairs to check if the ball bounced after the hit and the replays show that there was no bump and out given. DD 98/6 in 15 overs 21.11 IST: WICKET! Chris Gayle gets rid of Pawan Negi for 6. Loopy delivery on off, Negi lofts it with no power towards long off and goes straight to the safe hands of AB de Villiers. DD 96/5 in 14.3 overs 21.07 IST: FIFTY! Quinton de Kock slams his fifth half-century. DD 90/4 in 13.1 overs 21.03 IST: It’s time for the second Strategic Time-Out! Delhi Daredevils have failed to build a partnership. Quinton de Kock is waging a lone war. DD 89/4 in 13 over20.59 IST: DROPPED! Pawan Negi gets a life on nought. He cuts Chris Jordan towards third man but Sreenath Aravind spills that one. DD 82/4 in 12 overs20.56 IST: WICKET! Chris Jordan strikes and Sam Billings walks back to the dug-out. Chris Gayle, the superman! Short of a length ball outside off, width on offer, Billings frees his arms and slaps it towards point.  Gayle dives to his right, full body in air and grabs that catch. DD 81/4 in 11.2 overs20.47 IST: WICKET! Yuzvendra Chahal strikes again and this time Sanju Samson (17) is his victim. Up goes the finger and it’s out! Chahal bowls a short ball on off, bit of extra bounce as well. Samson stays back in the crease and looks to play an upper cut but gets the edge and KL Rahul takes it cleanly and celebrates the wicket straightaway. DD 71/3 in 9.3 oversadvertisement20.38 IST: It’s time for Strategic Time-Out! RCB bowlers have done well to keep the run flow in control. Quinton de Kock and Sanju Samson are the two Delhi batsmen at the crease. DD 62/2 in 8 overs20.29 IST: WICKET! Yuzvendra Chahal strikes in his first over. Virat Kohli, you beauty! Tossed up ball on middle, Karun Nair (11) looks to go big and chips it straight down the ground. The ball is in the air and had no power to get the distance. Kohli covers lot of ground from mid-off towards the ropes and takes a stunning catch. DD 42/2 in 5.3 overs20.20 IST: Quinton de Kock switches gear as Karun Nair joins him in the middle. DD 33/1 in four overs20.08 IST: WICKET! Rishabh Pant departs for 1. Sreenath Aravind draws first blood. Back of a length ball on off, bit of extra bounce, Pant gets up on the bounce to play that to the off side but gets an outside edge towards the keeper. Rahul takes it easily and throws the ball up in joy. DD 11/1 in 1.1 overs20.03 IST:  Quinton de Kock and Rishabh Pant are out in the middle. Stuart Binny takes the new ball. It’s a winner takes all contest.Teams:Delhi Daredevils: Quinton de Kock, Rishabh Pant, Karun Nair, Sanju Samson, Sam Billings, Carlos Brathwaite, Chris Morris, Pawan Negi, Amit Mishra, Jayant Yadav, Zaheer KhanRoyal Challengers Bangalore: Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Lokesh Rahul, Shane Watson, Sachin Baby, Stuart Binny, Chris Jordan, Sreenath Aravind, Iqbal Abdulla, Yuzvendra Chahal Toss and team news: Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and have opted to field. RCB have one change, Iqbal Abdulla replaces Varun Aaron, while DD bring in Sam Billings and Chris Morris. News coming in that Kolkata Knight Riders have made the playoffs after beating Sunrisers Hyderabad by 22 runs. How can DD and RCB qualify: Delhi Daredevils have to beat Royal Challengers Bangalore and that is their only option with not so good net run rate. If Knight Riders win, they will be tied on 16 points with Sunrisers and the winner of this game will seal the remaining playoff berth. In other words, Delhi have to win and got no other choice.While Bangalore will go through if they win irrespective of the result in the ongoing KKR vs SRH game. If they lose, Bangalore will still have a chance provided Sunrisers beat Knight Riders. Moreover, Bangalore also can’t afford to lose by huge margin.We are 45 minutes away from the toss as both teams clash in not so familiar conditions of Raipur. This being the last league game and a crucial one that will decide the team moving into the playoffs.  What incredible view on the way to the ground tonight in Raipur. #beautifulindia pic.twitter.com/yp63vdRIcm&; Shane Watson (@ShaneRWatson33) May 22, 2016Preview: As the Indian Premier League (IPL) gears up for its business end, a confident Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will lock horns with a rejuvenated Delhi Daredevils for a virtual knock-out clash. On a roll after notching three consecutive wins, RCB are at the third spot with 14 points from 13 matches while Delhi have as many points but are placed sixth in the table, lagging behind the Virat Kohli-led side only in net run-rate.Two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Mumbai Indians too have 14 points each with just one match to go in their league stage.Going into Sunday’s encounter, it will be a battle between RCB’s strong batting line-up, consisting of the dangerous trio of Kohli, Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers and Delhi’s bowling led by the seasoned Zaheer Khan and Amit Mishra.Bangalore will once again bank on their skipper, who has turned into an epitome of consistency with the willow. The 27-year-old has not only smashed four tons to score 865 runs from 13 matches this edition but also surpassed Suresh Raina to be the highest run-getter in the lucrative tournament.Kohli, who defied a split webbing to notch his fourth century of the IPL, has lately found support from his opening partner Gayle. The West Indian power-hitter found his touch at the right juncture while South African de Villiers has been equally successful in destroying the opposition bowlers’ economy rates.Despite a poor start, RCB have pulled off four wins in the last five matches to be on the verge of a play-off spot and one more win should give them a passage from the league stage.On the other hand, coming back from a last ball thrilling win over Sunrisers Hyderabad, Delhi will depend heavily on their skipper Zaheer and senior legspinner Mishra to counter RCB’s batting prowess.The team’s success will also depend on allrounders Chris Morris and Carlos Brathwaite to not only restrict RCB’s fireworks but also chip in with the bat.last_img read more

Inter and AC Milan Close to Announcing Plans for New Stadium

first_imgMILAN (AP) — Inter and AC Milan are close to announcing a joint project for a new stadium, casting aside potential renovations to the San Siro.Inter CEO Alessandro Antonello tells the Gazzetta dello Sport the clubs agree the best way forward is to build a new stadium next to the city-run San Siro then tear down the old stadium.Antonello says, “Inter and Milan are working together. We still have work to do but the time is right. Soon we will inform the city of our shared choice. Milan needs a stadium worthy of the top European cities.”The San Siro, officially named Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, opened in 1926 and has already had several renovations. Modernizing the San Siro again could take more time and money than building a new stadium — plus would require Inter and Milan to play elsewhere during construction.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

After nearly 4 years probe of residential schools ends

first_imgAPTN National NewsAfter nearly four years the commission charged with investigating abuse at Indian residential schools for Indigenous peoples ended Sunday.The Truth and Reconciliation Commission concluded public hearings in Edmonton after visiting over 300 communities.The TRC heard from thousands of victims who recounted stories of cruelty and abuse while forced to attend the church-run schools.APTN’s Keith Laboucan was there.last_img

Following two weeks of public outcry Bombardier board approves changes to exec

MONTREAL — After facing nearly two weeks of criticism, Bombardier said Monday that its board of directors approved changes to the compensation offered to several of its top executives.CEO Alain Bellemare had asked the board to delay payment of more than half of last year’s total planned compensation for six executive officers, including himself, by one year to 2020, provided the company meets certain objectives.Executive chairman Pierre Beaudoin also asked the board to cut his 2016 compensation by US$1.4 million to equal the US$3.85 million he received in 2015.Public anger mounts as Bombardier set to outline plan to revise compensation for top executivesTerence Corcoran: Ignore the sensationalism — Bombardier ’s execs deserve what they are owedBombardier Inc executives defer half of their $32.6 million compensation after uproar over pay hikeIn a regulatory filing ahead of the company’s May 11 annual meeting, the Montreal-based company (TSX:BBD.B) said the proposals were accepted and approved by the board.Bombardier has been at the centre of weekend protests over the compensation awarded to its senior executives.Had the changes not been approved by the board Monday, the executive compensation for 2016 would’ve been nearly 50 per cent more than what it would’ve been the previous year.The Canadian Press read more

Sri Lanka notes importance of support given by Pakistan

The newly appointed High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to the  Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Noordeen Mohamed Shaheid, Attorney at Law assumed duties at the High Commission of Sri Lanka in Islamabad, the Foreign Ministry said today.At a simple ceremony following the assumption of duties, High Commissioner-designate Mohamed Shaheid said that though the formal Diplomatic relations between Pakistan and Sri Lanka started in 1948, the genesis of the relations dates back to the Gandhara era. The High Commissioner-designate also recalled with gratitude the support and assistance provided by the Government of Pakistan to Sri Lanka in the hour of need.High Commissioner-designate Mohamed Shaheid had held several high level positions in the State Sector previously. He had served as the Chairman of the National Institute of Co-operative Development, Chairman of the Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Agency, Director of the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment, Advisor to the Ministry of Resettlement and Disaster Relief Services, Chairman of the Intellectual Property Advisory Commission, and Chairman and Director General of the National Enterprise Development Authority. Immediately prior to taking up the diplomatic assignment in Pakistan he served as the Chairman of the Consumer Affairs Council. (Colombo Gazette) He was very optimistic that the cooperation between the two countries would be extended to all possible areas during his tenure and committed to extend his fullest support to strengthen the existing relationship and build stronger people to people contacts. He further stated that both Pakistan and Sri Lanka are strategic partners in South Asia and that the relationship between the two brotherly countries is based on mutual trust, confidence and cordiality.  read more

TimorLeste New acting UN Police Commissioner named

Mr. Lopes joined the UN Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT) in mid-August. He had previously assisted in the planning of the police component of the new Mission as a member of the assessment mission led by Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Envoy, Ian Martin, in June. His deployment with UNMIT during this transitional period will facilitate discussions with the Timorese Government on policing matters as well as the smooth implementation of the recommendations on the establishment of the police component including ensuring the restoration and maintenance of public security through the provision of support to the Timorese national police. Mr. Lopes comes to the job from UN Headquarters, where he served as Deputy Police Advisor and Head of Operations Support in the Police Division, which he helped to establish nearly six years ago. In 2000, Mr. Lopes held the post of Deputy Police Commissioner in (UNTAET) following positions as Police Spokesperson and First Special Assistant. In a recent interview, Mr. Lopes said “I’ve been here before and I am acquainted with the reality of Timor-Leste. Our job is to serve and protect the interests of the population of Timor-Leste.” From 1993 to 1995 Mr. Lopes served as a Regional Commander and Chief of Operations in the former Yugoslavia, where he was also co-founder of the project that lead to the Human Rights Commission of Bosnia and Herzegovina. He has been instrumental in conducting assessment missions, coordinating planning and working in support of police operations in Haiti, Liberia, Sierra Leone, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Côte d’Ivoire, Kosovo, Afghanistan and other. “I am pleased to have on board a UN Police Commissioner of the caliber of Antero Lopes, not just because of his high competence level, but because I know that the Timorese people will benefit from his experience in capacity-building and in helping to reconstitute a national police force that will ensure service to the population is a priority,” Special Representative for the Secretary-General for Timor-Leste Sukehiro Hasegawa said. read more

Scores killed in barbaric attack on Mali village UN chief urges restraint

He also “strongly” condemned the attack and called on the Malian authorities “to investigate this tragedy”. The Secretary-General expressed his “heartfelt condolences” to the families of the victims, the people and the Government, and wished a “speedy recovery to the injured”, the statement continued. He urged the Government and all actors to “engage in intercommunal dialogue to resolve tensions and differences”. ‘Unspeakable barbarity’Meanwhile, the UN Stabilization Mission in Mali, (MINUSMA) said it was “extremely concerned” at the news of the attack, which has been corroborated by local authorities on the ground.Preliminary information points to the attack being led by a group of armed men, and according to news reports, many of the bodies of the dead had been burned. Clashes between Dogon hunters – who have a highly distinctive traditional culture dating back centuries – and the semi-nomadic Fulani herders, have become a growing flash point in recent years.While no one has yet claimed responsibility for this attack, tensions have been rising since the ethnic Dogon hunters were accused of carrying out a massacre on the semi-nomadic Fulani herders’ village back in March.The situation has passed the threshold of tolerable, and it is time for the nation to wake up – UN Special Representative in MaliSpokesperson for the UN human rights office (OHCHR), Ravina Shamdasani, said “these traditional disputes have always been there”, often fuelled by disputes over access to land and water. “But lately it has taken on a particularly deadly turn because entire Fulani communities – and we are talking about millions of people – are being painted as violent extremists simply because they are Muslim.”Sobanou-Kou village reportedly had around 300 inhabitants, and the mayor, said the death toll could increase, amid reports that some 19 people are still missing.The Special Representative in Mali, Mahamat Saleh Annadif, said he was “shocked and outraged” by the attack. “I strongly condemn this act of unspeakable barbarity”, he stated, adding that this “spiral of violence” underscores that there are no bad guys on one side and good on the other. “Everyone is responsible”, he stressed. “The situation has passed the threshold of tolerable, and it is time for the nation to wake up”, added the MINUSMA chief.As of Monday Morning, MINUSMA had coordinated its response in support of the Malian authorities and is mobilizing humanitarian assistance to the affected populations.Moreover, its security operations in central Mali are being redeployed to support the Malian Defense and Security Forces in securing and protecting the population. The UN mission also provided air assistance to help prevent further offenses.  And MINUSMA is currently deploying a special human rights fact-finding mission to investigate and bolster the Malian authorities in their judicial investigations.Mr. Annadif indicated that MINUSMA stands ready to back the Government in any action that may alleviate the situation. The Secretary-General said he was “outraged by reports that at least 95 civilians, including women and children, have been killed and many injured”, following the assault on Sobanou-Kou village in the Mopti region of central Mali, according to a statement issued by his Spokesperson.I am outraged by reports that at least 95 civilians, including women and children, have been killed following an attack yesterday in central Mali. My heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims, the people and the Government of Mali.— António Guterres (@antonioguterres) June 10, 2019 read more

Government delivers SME assistance

Working Capital Scheme will secure up to £20bn of short term lending to companies with a turnover of up to £500m. The government will guarantee up to 50% of the value of loans. This scheme is subject to approval by the European Commission for EU State Aid Clearance and aims to be operational by 1 March 2009.     SMMT welcomed the announcement and the indications that government was considering the specific support measures requested by the automotive industry. Commenting on the announcement, SMMT chief executive Paul Everitt said: “These measures are a welcome step and we will be encouraging all qualifying companies to take advantage of them. Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme will secure up to £1.3bn of new bank loans to small firms with a turnover of up to £25m.  Government will guarantee 75% of risk, leaving the bank with 25%.      £75m Capital for Enterprise Fund will provide £50m from government, augmented by £25m from the banks, to be invested in small businesses which need equity. Companies may sell debt and hand over a share of the business in order to receive funds.Government hopes the initiative will allow banks to continue or resume lending to viable businesses that are having temporary cash flow difficulties, to cover working capital or new investment. Under the new plan, three types of credit guarantees are offered: “Access to finance and credit remains an issue for all companies in the motor industry and further measures are required to encourage responsible lending and kick-start demand for new vehicles. The extraordinary circumstances we currently face mean that further government support will be required to enable the automotive industry to take advantage of global economic growth when it returns.” Business Secretary Lord Mandelson today announced plans for guaranteed loans to small businesses to help them survive the economic downturn. The SME assistance facilities comprise new products provided by commercial banks and supplement government help announced in the pre-budget report. SMMT will be hosting the first in a series of Open Forums for motor industry manufacturing companies on Wednesday 28 January 2009, guiding delegates through the various funding opportunities now available to them. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Gavin Williamson Education should revive Victorian spirit of ingenuity

Geoff Barton, general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, said he is pleased that ministers have “listened to our repeated warnings about the scale and severity of the funding crisis”.He urged the Government not to delay, adding that “the crisis is now and extra funding is needed as soon as possible”.Luke Sibieta of the Institute for Fiscal Studies said that  the package “represents a large increase in spending per pupil” which will return funding to the same level as it was in 2009-10. Gavin Williamson has urged schools to bring back the “Victorian spirit of ingenuity” to schools, as he urges teachers to talk about manufacturing in an “exciting” way. Schools should foster the “passion for invention” that was alive in Britain during the nineteenth century, according to the Education Secretary.Speaking while on a visit to Ridgeway Primary Academy in Market Harborough, Leicestershire, he said this was “an amazing era of creativity and industry moving forward so fast through new ideas and through science”.He went on: “We are always influenced by the work that we do. Having worked in manufacturing you are always inspired by it, whether it’s the design that goes into products, the production, the science, the technology.”Mr Williamson, who was managing director at a fireplace company in North Yorkshire before he became an MP,  said that teachers should encourage children’s interest in manufacturing by speaking about it “in an incredibly passionate way and an incredibly exciting way”. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.  “However, a 13-year period of no net growth in school spending per pupil, after inflation, still represents a significant squeeze on school budgets when considered in historical terms,” he added. Angela Rayner, the shadow education secretary, said: “This comes nowhere close to meeting the Prime Minister’s pledge to reverse the Tories’ education cuts, let alone matching Labour’s plans to invest in a National Education Service.”Instead, it is yet another con trick by a politician who has shown time and again that you just can’t trust his promises.” He pointed out that since 2010, entries for DT have fallen by 65 per cent, dance by 46 per cent, drama by 29 per cent and music by 24 per cent.On Friday the Government announced that schools in England will be injected with a cash boost of £14 billion between now and 2020/23.Every secondary school will receive a minimum of £5,000 per pupil next year, while every primary school will get at least £4,000 from 2021/22.Teachers are also set for a pay rise, and ministers have pledged to give 1.5 billion a year has been pledged  to fund additional pension costs.Downing Street said the investment delivers on Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s pledge to increase school funding by £4.6 billion above inflation.Teaching unions welcomed the move while Labour labelled it a “con trick”. His comments follow criticism from Lord Kenneth Baker, the Education Secretary under Margaret Thatcher, that GCSE reforms have “squeezed out” technical and creative subjects from secondary schools.Lord Baker wrote to Mr Williamson earlier this month to complain about the “absolutely devastating” decline in entries for subjects such as design and technology (DT), drama, music and art. read more

Irish Government will not be targeting bank deposits like Cyprus

first_imgTHE IRISH GOVERNMENT will not be targeting bank deposits like Cyprus, Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney told the Dáil today.He made the comment during Leaders’ Questions, when questioned on the issue by Fianna Fáil finance spokesperson Michael McGrath.Last night, Cyprus MPs rejected a proposed €10 billion bailout deal in parliament, which would have meant a levy on bank deposits.Deputy McGrath said that the message that people will have received from the developments of the last few days “is that bank deposits are no longer sacrosanct in the eurozone”.He also said it was difficult to believe that given Ireland’s repeated insistence that corporate tax is a matter for each member state, that this Government would agree to a condition in the Cypriot bailout for that country to increase its corporate tax rate.“Can you give an absolute assurance to the Irish people that there are absolutely no circumstances… that our citizens will have their private savings targeted in the way Cypriot [people have]?” McGrath asked.Coveney said that “there is absolutely no evidence to suggest that what is happening currently in Cyprus is having any impact” in Ireland on financial markets, or on bank deposits here.He continued: Let me give an absolute guarantee on behalf of the government that under no circumstances will this government look to introduce a Cypriot-style levy on deposits in terms of raising money.He said he has spoken to the Finance Minister Michael Noonan about this, and that it is clear “from a government point of view that we will not be targeting bank deposits for any purpose as a government”.Sinn Féin finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty said that Cyprus had “sent out a very clear signal that they wouldn’t be pushed around” but that “the Irish government shouldn’t have signed up to this blackmail”.Read: Brussels: ‘It’s up to Cyprus to come up with a revised bailout deal’>last_img read more

10yearold Irish mini Messi chosen to star in global World Cup ad

first_imgCiaran Duffy (centre) with the rest of the ad’s cast. Source: YouTube screengrab UP-AND-COMING Irish footballer Ciaran Duffy first came to our attention when he featured on RTÉ’s The Saturday Night Show in 2012.The young Shamrock Rovers schoolboy, from Saggart in Dublin, appeared with Brendan O’Connor and former Ireland physio Mick Byrne to show off his eye-catching freestyle skills and now the 10-year-0ld is starring in a new World Cup ad for McDonald’s.Speaking to Ray D’Arcy on Today FM yesterday, Ciaran’s father Michael told how the YouTube videos of Ciaran which he uploads (and have attracted over six million views) had caught the eye of a production company in Hollywood.They arranged a Skype call, which went well and Ciaran was flown out to Rio de Janeiro for filming.Here’s the ad: Source: mcdonaldscorp/YouTubeHere’s our SSE Airtricity League Premier Division Team of the Week‘Next year is a big year for us’ – Delaney expects Irish crowds to return in 2015last_img read more

Watch: ‘Undead’ Chicken Breast Appears to Crawl Off Plate

first_img PewDiePie Pulls $50,000 Pledge to Anti-Hate Group After Fan BacklashPolice Arrest Dutch YouTubers for Trespassing Area 51 Site Stay on target A raw “zombie” chicken appears to have crawled off a restaurant plate in a viral video and people are freaked out over the nauseating footage.The video, which was taken at an unknown dining establishment, has received 11 million views and 54,000 comments on Facebook so far, the New York Post reported. It’s likely that the raw piece of chicken was supposed to be cooked, since it was placed next to a small grill. The person filming the footage can be heard screaming in the background, as the “undead” meat appeared to have come back to life.center_img There wasn’t an explanation for the moving piece of poultry, however, Facebook users’ comments suggested that the chicken’s movements were caused by nerve endings that were still alive. It’s possible that this meat was very fresh, since this doesn’t typically occur if the meat has been refrigerated or frozen for a long time.Other Facebook users were creeped out by the meat and expressed how they wouldn’t eat a meal if it appeared alive.“What the hell is that and why is it moving,” a Facebook user wrote in response to the video.“I don’t know but it’s making me not want any meat except a little fish or chicken wings!!! That sh*t scary to me,” another user replied.Someone else commented, “Don’t you just hate it when you have to chase your food round the room?”This isn’t the first freaky food incident that has gone viral online: In May, an octopus latched onto a vlogger’s face when she tried to eat it alive. The animal eventually let go of her face, however, she was crying after spotting a cut on her face from the animal’s “fight” response.More on Geek.com:Watch: Octopus ‘Fights’ Vlogger Who Tries to Eat It AliveStarbucks to Deliver Nationwide Via Uber Eats Police Arrest Ice Cream Lickers Over Disgusting Pranklast_img read more

Vancouver chaplain held in child porn case

first_imgA local chaplain and part-time pastor at C3 Church Vancouver is accused of possessing child pornography.Randolph B. Warneke, 66, appeared Friday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of first-degree possessing depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct.According to its website, Warneke is a chaplain, assistant director of operations and board member for Community Military Appreciation Committee, a civic nonprofit group that holds community events and recognizes and supports military families.He is an at-large pastor for C3 Church and serves as chaplain for Pointman Ministry and Veterans Victory Chapel. Warneke also serves as a chaplain and board member for the Korean War Veterans Association; vice chair and board member for Clark County Veterans Advisory Board; and a board member for CDM Services, according to CMAC’s website.Warneke allegedly sent an image via email in his Google account July 12, and Google identified it as child pornography and disabled his account. The image depicted two children, who appeared to be younger than 10, engaged in sexual acts, a probable cause affidavit states.The following day, Google contacted the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children about the image and provided Warneke’s account information. The tip was later assigned to the Vancouver Police Department’s Digital Evidence Cybercrime Unit, court records show.last_img read more

Congress leader files plea over demolition of Telangana

first_imgCongress leader Jeevan Reddy filed a petition in the High Court against the demolition of the secretariat in Telangana. He asked the court not to pass orders pertaining to the secretariat demolition. In 2016, Jeevan Reddy filed a plea in the court not to demolish the secretariat when the government proposed to build a new building in Erragadda. Reddy alleged that demolition of the secretariat for vastu alone will not make any sense. However, the then government Advocate General Ramakrishna Reddy gave a report that the present secretariat will not be demolished. Recalling the assurance made by the advocate general, the petitioner’s counsel Satyam Reddy said that the government has changed its mind. The case is adjourned to June 28.last_img