It’s Hard to Tell the Truth

first_imgIt’s harder to tell the truth than to tell people what they want to hear.The truth is that results are difficult to produce, they’re more expensive than you think, and that the change is going to be difficult and perhaps even disruptive. The truth is that things may have to get worse before they get better. You can see how that might not make you real popular, can’t you?Telling people what they want to hear is easier. All you have to do is switch to our firm to produce better results, we’ll save you money, and there will be a seamless transition that won’t disrupt your business at all. Now that sounds good, doesn’t it?This is the contrast principle at work. Better, faster, cheaper? Or better, slower, and more expensive?Some of your prospective clients will buy the big lie that is better, faster, cheaper. Some will buy the lie three or four times in a row, switching providers over and over again, always hoping that the lie is true. Some of these prospects will eventually tire of pursuing the lie and finally invest the time, energy, and money necessary to producing the results they need. Some will learn to live with something inferior and never make the investments.Other prospects are too old, too wise, or too committed to believe the lie. They know better. They make mature, rational business decisions. They’re skeptical of anything that sounds too good to be true because they know that there is no way that they could possibly deliver three outcomes as at odds with each other as better, faster, cheaper.It’s your job to recognize what your buyer believes. When you recognize they believe the big lie, you have to challenge that belief and ask them how they deliver better, faster, and cheaper to their clients or customers? When they hang on to the belief with all their hearts, you have to find your way over them, around them, or abandon them. Some is this group doesn’t want to hear the truth. They’d rather take the blue pill.When your buyer recognizes the need to make the right investments, it’s your job to help them make those investments by helping them see how investing in you is going to help them produce the results they need. It’s easy to tell this group the truth; they want to hear it. They want the red pill. Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Nowlast_img read more

New Ebola drug trial starts in Sierra Leone

first_imgResearchers in Sierra Leone today started a new phase II trial of an experimental drug in Ebola patients. The first participant received an injection of the therapeutic, called TKM-Ebola, this morning at an Ebola treatment unit in Port Loko*. The trial may expand to other sites; the study team hopes to have an answer fast so that it can either move on to another drug or start a phase III study of TKM-Ebola.Produced by Tekmira Pharmaceuticals in Burnaby, Canada, TKM-Ebola is made of synthetic, small interfering RNAs packaged into lipid nanoparticles. The RNAs target three of Ebola’s seven genes, blocking the virus’s replication. TKM-Ebola has been shown to work well in monkeys; the efficacy trial in humans is only starting now because there was not enough of the drug available earlier. Also, the RNAs have been adapted to the strain circulating at the moment.The study does not have a placebo arm; all patients at the trial site are eligible for the drug, and researchers hope to determine whether it works by comparing them with patients treated elsewhere.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)However, not every Ebola patient at the unit may actually get the drug because of practical reasons. The treatment is given as a 2-hour infusion every day for a week; patients need to be watched for 8 hours after the infusion because of worries that the drug could produce a dangerous inflammatory response known as a cytokine storm. Doctors and nurses can only spend so much time in their protective equipment in the tropical heat, which means they may not be able to serve everyone. “Staff have a very narrow window, and if there are several patients that are eligible in the morning, we have to choose one randomly,” says Trudie Lang, a global health researcher at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom and one of the study’s leaders. Patients at the trial site who don’t receive the drug could also be used as controls in the study.The trial aims to enroll up to 100 patients, but Lang says that it may arrive at an answer much earlier. “We are looking for a big effect, and if there is a big yes or a big no, we hope to see that sooner.” If there is a clear signal that the drug does nothing, the team wants to try to test another experimental drug before Sierra Leone brings down the number of cases to zero. Neighboring Liberia has not seen new cases in more than 2 weeks; although Sierra Leone’s epidemic has slowed considerably, there are still about 10 new cases every day.If TKM-Ebola does seem to work, the team wants to go straight to a bigger phase III clinical trial. It’s “essential that we push forward with clinical trials while we still have a realistic chance of getting answers about which, if any, of the candidate treatments can save lives in this, and in future outbreaks,” said principal investigator Peter Horby in a statement released today by the Wellcome Trust, a charity that is funding the trial.In Liberia, Horby’s group had previously tested brincidofovir, a drug developed for cytomegalovirus and adenovirus that also showed anti-Ebola activity in the lab. That trial had to be stopped last month when Chimerix, the company producing the drug, withdrew their support. There were too few Ebola cases in Liberia, and the scientists weren’t able to expand the trial to Sierra Leone, Lang says. Only a handful of patients were treated; those data will be released in the coming months. “It will be important when we can step back from the business of running this trial to explore what went wrong and what went well in setting up trials during this epidemic,“ she says.So far, no drug has been proven to be effective against Ebola. A study of the Japanese influenza drug favipiravir is going on in Guinea, and scientists have reported a first weak signal that it may be helping some patients. A trial to use serum from recovered Ebola patients as a therapy for others is ongoing in Guinea, and the U.S. National Institutes of Health has said it is planning a trial of an antibody cocktail called ZMapp. *Update: This story originally said the trial had started in an Ebola treatment unit in Kerry Town, as its file in the Pan African Clinical Trials Registry indicated. It actually started in Port Loko and may be expanded later to Kerry Town. *The Ebola Files: Science and Science Translational Medicine have made a collection of research and news articles on the Ebola virus and the current outbreak freely available to researchers and the general public.last_img read more

Gordon Hayward visit Miami, as Heat lay out their vision

first_imgMOST READ With coaches, staff and some current players helping to lay out the red carpet, the Heat made their pitch to the All-Star forward – who is also expected to speak with Boston and Utah in the coming days before announcing his decision.A person with direct knowledge of the meeting told The Associated Press that Hayward was at the arena where the Heat play for several hours, getting a feel for many aspects of the team’s operation and emphasis on their culture. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither the Heat nor Hayward revealed any details publicly.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsAmong the players known to be part of the meeting were Heat center Hassan Whiteside and longtime captain Udonis Haslem – who returned from dropping his son off at college in time to greet Hayward. Haslem is also a free agent, though the Heat indicated to the Miami native again on Saturday that they want him to return next season for what would be his 15th year with his hometown team.Also in the meeting were Heat President Pat Riley, coach Erik Spoelstra and several assistant coaches. Heat assistants Chris Quinn and Juwan Howard are part of Miami’s summer-league staff; neither was at the summer opener in Orlando on Saturday because they were engaged in what the team described only as “official Heat business.” Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Gordon Hayward #20 of the Utah Jazz practices prior to their game against the Golden State Warriors in Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2017 NBA Playoffs at Vivint Smart Home Arena on May 8, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Gordon Hayward was greeted on Saturday by an image of himself wearing a Miami Heat uniform.Soon, the Heat will know if their vision becomes reality.ADVERTISEMENT What ‘missteps’? Battle of Brisbane: Pacquiao’s cousin drops to Aussie foe via UD Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena The Heat went into the summer with free agents of their own, like Haslem, James Johnson, Dion Waiters and Luke Babbitt. Haslem has said he wants to stay though no deal has been agreed upon, and Johnson said last month that he’s hopeful to remain in Miami.“I’m on a mission right now,” Johnson said.Waiters – who played for $2.9 million last season and said he did so to prove that he’s willing to bet on himself – is talking to the Heat, along with New York, Chicago and Sacramento, among other teams, according to a person briefed on his free-agency plans.When the free-agent signing moratorium ends on Thursday, Miami will have somewhere around $36 million in cap space – which includes the space that will be freed when the Heat likely waive Chris Bosh in the coming days.The Heat finished 41-41 last season, missing the playoffs even after erasing an 11-30 first half of the season with a 30-11 second half.“I just want to have a great summer, come back and have a great team and try to win the championship, contend for championships,” Riley said earlier in the offseason. “I don’t know how many more non-playoff years I can take or I want to take.”Getting Hayward would certainly make Riley enduring another non-playoff year anytime soon much less likely.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekendcenter_img Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ 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 It didn’t take much to figure out what that meant.Most of the specifics of what went on inside the arena when Hayward – who averaged a career-best 21.9 points last season for Utah – visited were kept secret.One selling point, however, was in full display for all to see. The Heat often hang photos of their current players on the light poles along the street leading to the arena’s parking garages – and had one of Hayward, in the No. 20 jersey the team wants to see him wearing in Miami for years to come, newly installed in time for his arrival.Another topic that surely came up was how the West is loaded, and how Hayward might be best served heading East.Golden State has won two of the last three NBA championships, Paul George is now paired with MVP Russell Westbrook in Oklahoma City, Minnesota has made huge strides this summer and San Antonio will still likely be a title contender.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

ISL Introduces ‘Cooling Breaks’ in Accordance with FIFA Rules

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Kochi: The Indian Super League (ISL) sixth edition will witness ‘cooling breaks’ starting the 2019-20 season.The new feature falls in accordance with FIFA’s laws of the game. The cooling break could last between 90 seconds to three minutes in each half depending on climate conditions at the venue.It would be the call taken by match officials in consultation with the match referee at each venue.The ISL will kickstart from Sunday with ATK and Kerala Blasters locking horns in the opening fixture here.Bengaluru FC will once again be the team to beat while FC Goa will also forge a strong challenge in this edition of India’s top-tier league.The table-toppers of the ISL will get to represent India in the Champions League playoffs, the top-tier club competition in Asia. atkbengaluru fcchennaiyin fcfc goa First Published: October 20, 2019, 1:52 PM ISTlast_img read more

No Favourites in WTA Finals, Feels World Number 1 Ashleigh Barty Ahead of Opener

first_img Ash BartyAshleigh Bartytennisworld number 1 First Published: October 26, 2019, 12:02 PM IST Shenzhen: Ashleigh Barty does not see her status as the world’s top ranked player as a reason to be installed as favourite to win this week’s WTA Finals as the season-ending jamboree makes its debut in China.The 23-year-old Australian is looking to cap a remarkable year that has seen her win the French Open and climb into pole position in the rankings with victory at the tournament that brings together the eight best ranked players of 2019. She begins her quest for the title at the $14 million event against Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic on Sunday in the group phase of the competition at the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center, the tournament’s home for the next 10 years after spending the previous five editions in Singapore.”I don’t think there ever is a favourite,” said Barty.”I think everyone is deserving to win that’s in the draw. Everyone has earned their place here and has the right to try to do the best they can to try and win.”On any given day, anyone can be beaten. That’s the beauty of sport, there are no certainties. There’s always an opportunity for someone to try and bring their best. I think that’s the best thing about sport, there are no certainties.”It’s an exciting week. We’ve all played well throughout the whole year to try to get here. Now it’s about trying to bring our best this week, if we can.”Barty will be meeting Bencic, the number seven seed, for the first time in her career after being drawn in the Red Group also containing Naomi Osaka and Petra Kvitova, with the top two in the round robin group phase advancing to Saturday’s semi-finals.World No. 2 Karolina Pliskova headlines the Purple Group and starts her tournament against defending champion Elina Svitolina from Ukraine on Monday evening, with Bianca Andreescu taking on Simona Halep later the same day.This will be Barty’s first appearance in the singles event having previously played in the doubles and she is relishing the opportunity to face off against the elite of the women’s game.”It’s an incredible group of players, I think,” she said.”It’s very special being here in singles, having had a bit of a taste it in the doubles the last two years. It was really nice.”I think the goal for all singles players is to make the finals at the end of the year, to be playing against the best of the best to test yourself against the best. Really excited to have an opportunity now after a fantastic year to try and finish really well.” Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more


first_imgGurpreet said he now has to fight for his spot in the Gurpreet said he now has to fight for his spot in the Norwegian club following an injury.”I was injured two months ago. Its recovery time. Its an uphill battle for me. I have to fight for my spot. I have done that before and I will do that.” The youngster complimented senior custodian Subrata Paul for being conferred with the Arjuna Award and said he had learnt a lot from the latter. “I have been in national team since 2010 and I have been training with Subrata bhai for a long time now. There are things I have learnt from him. The achievement (Arjuna Award) he has got now, he deserved it. He got it a bit late, (but) its a very good thing.”Gurpreet agreed it was a tricky period for Indian football with seniors giving way to juniors at the national level.”Its a pretty tricky situation. Its very important for the national team to have that kind of transition. We need to have long term plans and thats what the coaching staff have. Its always good to see young players coming in and getting an opportunity to play in the national team.”According to Gurpreet, the difference between here and in Norway was only the weather conditions and the quality of players he trained with.”There is no problem in the intensity over here. The only difference is its a lot less humid there and the quality of players there whom you play with and train with, which makes you raise your level up.”advertisement Looking ahead to the game against Puerto Rico, who are higher in world ranking than India, Gurpreet said he and his teammates were up for the challenge.”I am pretty ready, always ready. I am looking for the opportunity. They are a good side according to their ranking, but we are ready for the battle.”The visitors are ranked 114 as compared to Indias 152.”I am lucky to play under Constantine sir. He has done well. His coaching makes players mentally stronger which is good,” he remarked about playing under chief national coach Stephen Constantine. PTI SSR RSY AH AH RDSlast_img read more

Pregame Festivities for OSU-TCU Include Barry Sanders, CFP Championship Trophy

first_imgCombine Barry Sanders, the Big 12 and CFP National Championship trophy, kids inflatables and what do you get? OSU’s festivity lineup slated for Saturday, of course.As part of OSU’s SEAson of Orange campaign, Sanders, OSU’s lone Heisman winner, will be on hand from noon to 2 p.m. to sign autographs as part of a block party on Hall of Fame immediately north of the stadium.Also as part of the festivities ahead of the top-16 tilt between Oklahoma State and TCU, the CFP National Championship trophy will be on display from noon to 1:30 p.m., as well as the Big 12 Championship trophy.If you’re hauling rugrats with you to the game, kids inflatables for the block party will be set up on the turf field outside the Sherman Smith Training Center.Oh, and don’t forget: No. 6 OSU faces No. 16 TCU at 2:30 p.m..If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

Women’s Super League: talking points from the weekend’s action

first_imgShare on Pinterest Share on Facebook Share on Messenger Share on Twitter Jordan Nobbs, left, in action for Arsenal before suffering a nasty looking injury against Everton. Photograph: Lynne Cameron for The FA/Rex Shutterstock Twitter Pinterest Women’s Super League features Topicscenter_img Share via Email Facebook Spence’s sacking a sign of the timesThe 4-0 defeat to Arsenal was Everton’s first game since they sacked Andy Spence. He was a manager I had known for a long time, who had worked at the club for well over 10 years in various roles, and it is a club that is close to my heart, but I felt his departure was an important for this league. Though Arsenal got rid of Pedro Martínez Losa last October, there is no real tradition of mid-season managerial change in women’s football but in the new professional set-ups it is right that professional managers are held to professional standards. There has to be accountability in football, and as we’ve seen with Fulham in the Premier League the team that are bottom at this stage of the season will often look to make a change. I’m not taking Andy’s departure lightly, and I don’t want women’s football to go to the extremes we sometimes see in the men’s game, but it was his second season and he probably had targets to hit. Defeat to Yeovil was the final nail in the coffin. A full-time, professional role such as this will be attractive across the sport now: standards in women’s football are rising, the perception of women’s football and women’s sport in general is much healthier, and there will be many coaches who see the Everton job as an attractive prospect. For me, sad as it is to see Everton struggling, this is more evidence that this is a new era for women’s football and that is exciting.Have Bristol found another frightening forward?In the summer Lauren Hemp, an exciting 18-year-old English forward, moved from Bristol to Manchester City. On Saturday the winning goal in a 2-1 victory over Liverpool was scored by Ella Rutherford, another exciting 18-year-old English forward. Bristol seem to keep producing these electric strikers. It was Rutherford’s first goal for Bristol after signing from Millwall but their other goalscorer, Lucy Graham, now has seven to her name and is only 22. It was Bristol’s third win of the season, enough to put them safely in mid-table, and Tanya Oxtoby has been doing an awesome job with them in her first season in charge. It’s also quite refreshing to see one of the league’s less-fancied names beat Liverpool – it’s not a scoreline you often see. It was Liverpool’s third defeat in a row and though the first two of that run, against Chelsea and Manchester City, were maybe to be expected, this one will hurt them. Their next game is against Birmingham, so it’s not going to get any easier.BT Sport has coverage of FA Women’s Super League all season. Watch Manchester City v Birmingham City: BT Sport 1 and 4K UHD (12.15pm) on 9 December Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Women’s football Moore makes life merrier for ReadingFara Williams stole the headlines again by scoring two more goals in Reading’s 4-1 win over Brighton, but there was another key player more quietly effecting proceedings a little further back. It is almost exactly a year since Jade Moore suffered an ankle injury that was to end last season and it is probably no coincidence that since her return to the starting XI, Reading have secured back-to-back wins for the first time this season. It has been a frustrating 12 months for her – maybe even more so because she is a physio herself – and Reading have missed her presence. To have her back is a major boost for them, and now they are steadily climbing the table again. Moore is not a provider nor a goalscorer, she’s a breaker-upper, a dictator in midfield, a strong tackler and a leader on the pitch. To get her back is like a key signing for Reading, and with her and Williams in the team they can be a real force. Williams just never stops impressing. She’s just the complete player, dangerous with both right and left feet and good with her head. Reading have had to deal with quite a lot of injuries, and still have a few players to come back, but they are clicking into gear now.• Suzanne Wrack: the next goal for women’s football is to balance the booksStriking setbacks no bother for BirminghamBirmingham City are another side who have been unlucky with injuries, and they are currently without two international strikers in Rachel Williams and Ellen White. They are both long-term injuries, and if Birmingham were over-reliant on their attacking prowess to roll teams over they would have fallen well away by now. But instead Mark Skinner has built his team around defensive solidity and organisation, and they continue to be the tightest, meanest, stingiest team in the Super League. They play so well as a unit, defending from the front and catching teams on the counter: as a player you absolutely dread playing teams like that. They and Arsenal, in very different ways, are the most consistent teams in the league and the sides I would least want to be facing, and that they are doing it with no stars in their side except perhaps the goalkeeper, Ann-Katrin Berger, makes it even more impressive. Birmingham have six clean sheets in eight games, only conceding against Arsenal and Manchester City, and they scored against both of those as well. So far this season Birmingham have beaten the teams they should beat, and when they are the underdogs they give their opponents a good run for their money. West Ham just didn’t have the answers on Sunday.• Referee suspended over using rock, paper, scissors instead of coin tossNobbs injury causes alarm for ArsenalThe Arsenal juggernaut keeps on rolling: another week, another convincing win, and more goals for the key attacking trio of Danielle van de Donk, Vivianna Miedema and Jordan Nobbs. If it wasn’t for Kirsty Levell pulling off a string of fine saves in the Everton goal the winning margin would have been even more overwhelming. However hard she tried, though, Arsenal’s attacking quality eventually shone through. But the game ended on a sour note with what looked like a potentially serious injury to Nobbs, who required lengthy treatment to a knee injury before being taken from the field. We can only hope that there is no long-term damage, because not only is she Arsenal’s captain but with nine goals to her name and a string of assists she is crucial to their success in attack. Arsenal’s squad is already stretched after Kim Little broke her leg last month, and though Lia Walti has come in and successfully filled that gap their squad is not strong enough to cope with many more setbacks. They have rarely been able to name a full bench, and have had only three substitutes on occasions, so any injury to one of their key attacking trio could well slow them down. Just as well they already have a six-point cushion at the top of the table.• Match report: Everton 0-4 Arsenal Reuse this contentlast_img read more

ESPN: Clemson ‘Owns The SEC’

first_imgClemson players going at it with South Carolina players.COLUMBIA, SC – NOVEMBER 25: The Clemson Tigers and South Carolina Gamecocks get into a scuffle after a play during their game at Williams-Brice Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Clemson football has plenty of experience against SEC competition. Obviously, the Tigers famously find themselves facing off against Alabama just about every post-season at this point, and have the annual Palmetto Bowl end of season rivalry with South Carolina.Those aren’t the only teams that the Tigers have faced from the league, though. Clemson often schedules series against Georgia, last playing in 2013-14.Those two powers will face off again in 2024 in Atlanta, and have a four game home-and-home series set for 2029-30 and 2032-33. They’ve played 64 times, and while Georgia has a big record edge (42-18-4), obviously Clemson is currently peaking as a program.This year, Clemson finishes a home-and-home against Texas A&M, hosting the Aggies after a hard fought win at Kyle Field last season. In 2025-26, the Tigers face the other powerhouse Tigers that call Death Valley, home, LSU.In a new article naming college football’s “schedule superlatives,” ESPN‘s Chris Low says that Clemson “owns the SEC.”With the two national title wins over Alabama and recent dominance of the South Carolina rivalry, it is hard to dispute.For the second straight season, Clemson has two nonconference games against SEC foes — Texas A&M at home and South Carolina on the road. Dabo Swinney is 13-5 against SEC teams since the start of the 2012 season, which includes five wins over South Carolina, three wins over Auburn, two wins over Alabama and wins over Georgia, LSU and Texas A&M.SEC fans aren’t going to be super keen on it, but since Swinney’s program kicked it into high gear earlier in the decade, Clemson plays as well as any SEC powerhouse.[ESPN]last_img read more

Golden Age Home gets Generator

first_imgThe Ministry of Labour and Social Security has collaborated with the Golden Age Home (GAH) in Vineyard Town, Kingston, to procure a generator  for the home.General Manager of the Home, Laurette Adams-Thomas, told JIS News that the generator has helped to alleviate some challenges that the institution encounters once there  is a power outage.“The residents would be in total darkness and we would have to use lanterns and flashlights,” Mrs. Thomas said.Prior to the acquisition of the generator, power outages would result in spoilage of perishable foods stored in the cold room and also affect the timely operation of the home’s laundry department.“The laundry room staff would sometimes have to hand-wash for the residents and this would result in the accumulation of  clothing, due to the amount to be washed.  This would affect the staff’s ability to provide clean bed linen and clothing, which are needed on a daily basis,” Mrs. Thomas explained.Mrs. Thomas lauded the GAH staff for the instrumental work being done over the years in caring for the residents and ensuring the smooth operations of the facility.She said corporate Jamaica, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Faith- based institutions and private donors have assisted the home with acquiring other well-needed items. However, the home is still in need of equipment, including an industrial heater, which costs approximately $2 million. The dryer will assist the home to provide clean bed linen and clothes in a timely manner for the 454 residents.“I am not daunted by the challenges we encounter at the Golden Age Home, because I am motivated by challenges. I have a passion for caring for the elderly and I know that the Ministry Labour and Social Security, the Board of Directors, Management and Staff are doing their best to ensure that the Home is the benchmark infirmary in Jamaica,”  she told JIS News. By Shelly Ann-Irving/Sanasha Pearson, JIS Reporterslast_img read more

China Shipbuilding Selling Shares to Raise USD 586 Mn

first_imgzoom In an effort to reduce its debt, China Shipbuilding Industry Co. has revealed plans to raise some CNY 3.9 billion (USD 586.7 million) through the sale of 718 million of its shares, Bloomberg cited data from the company’s stock exchange filing.The shares would be sold at a price of CNY 5.43 each to the shipbuilder’s parent company, China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), and two wholly owned units of the group.With this move, the parent company would support China Shipbuilding with an amount of CNY 3.16 billion, thereby increasing its stake in the firm from 52.7 percent to 54.5 percent.Due to a sluggish shipbuilding industry the company’s debt as of March 31 stood at CNY 130.7 billion (USD 19.6 billion).China Shipbuilding added that the plan still needs to gain approval of regulators and shareholders.According to data released by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, during the first quarter of 2016 Chinese shipyards recorded an increase in newbuilding orders.From January to March of 2016, the country’s newbuilding orders jumped by 23,9 percent to 7.42 million dwt, compared to the same period a year earlier, while the shipyards constructed 8.35 million dwt in vessel tonnage during the first quarter, down by 11.8 percent.The Chinese orderbook backlog decreased by 17 percent, as it stood at 120.35 million dwt by the end of March.IHS Maritime & Trade earlier said that the shipbuilding industry has entered one of the toughest years in recent history.Namely, major shipbuilding nations will be put to the test during 2016, as competition is expected to intensify as a consequence of diversification in other sectors.Chinese yards seem to be destined to enter the technically complex areas of cruise vessels and liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers, according to IHS Maritime & Trade.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Pension Regulator Adopts Four of Five Auditor General Recommendations

first_img Mr. Parent said the province would not act on a recommendation to ensure that pension plans are “prudently invested,” because that would be outside the role of the government as regulator. “It’s very important that we do not blur the lines between the responsibilities of the pension-plan administrator and our role as regulator, a role which is consistent with every other province across Canada,” said Mr. Parent. “I certainly understand how concerned Nova Scotians are for the security of their pension plans, but I want to assure them that very good processes in place in our pension regulation system.” Every pension plan covered by regulations, including private, municipal and not-for-profit sector plans, is reviewed by an actuary, who determines whether or not the fund is performing well enough to meet its obligations, every three years. If a plan is underfunded, employers are required to top them up. Pension administrators are required to file an annual information return, which details the contributions actually made to the plan, the beginning and ending market values of the fund, as well as transfers into the fund and payments made out of the fund, with the Superintendent of Pensions. The Administrator must also certify whether or not the statement of investment policies and procedures has been reviewed. imposing penalties for actuarial valuation reports filed late requiring more timely reporting to the Minister responsible for Pension Regulation developing performance measures for the supervision of defined contribution pension plans requiring periodic valuation of annual returns consistent with the regulatory principles for a model pension law developed by Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities. Nova Scotians can have confidence in pension regulation said Minister of Labour and Workforce Development Mark Parent, who announced government will act on four of five recommendations in the auditor general’s semi-annual report released today, Nov. 19. “Nova Scotia has a very good pension regulation system, in fact as good as any in the country,” said Mr. Parent. “But we are always open to good ideas to make things better, so we welcome the recommendations of the auditor general and will act on four of the five he has made.” The four recommendations adopted are:last_img read more

Nova Scotia Attracts WorldLeading IT Company Creates Jobs of the Future

first_imgNova Scotia, IBM Canada, the province’s universities and the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) are joining forces to create hundreds of high-paying, long-term jobs, and ensure young Nova Scotians have the skills to succeed in them. IBM chose Nova Scotia as the best province to locate its only Global Delivery Centre in Canada. This positions Nova Scotia as a leader in innovation and analytics, attracting more investment, more businesses, and more jobs of the future to the province. IBM expects to create up to 500 new jobs over the next eight years. “As I listen to families, small-business owners, and young people in all parts of Nova Scotia, I feel their energy and enthusiasm for the opportunities on our horizon,” said Premier Darrell Dexter. “IBM could have picked any place in Canada to bring their expertise, research and jobs, but they feel this energy, too. “Together, we are building a reputation and workforce that will attract more business and investment, and giving our young people more reason to believe they can succeed and raise a family here at home.” “Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia Business Inc., and our post-secondary partners have demonstrated the vision and commitment to make this game-changing investment a reality,” said John Lutz, president, IBM Canada. “This collaboration will help spur regional economic growth, seed 21st century job skills, and propel development in key growth areas to help advance Nova Scotia’s competitiveness on the world stage.” IBM signed an agreement with NSCC and five universities to help develop a workforce with the right skills and training for the growing analytics industry. IBM will make student recruitment a major focus, and will invest in research at the institutions. “By working together, Nova Scotia’s post-secondary institutions and IBM Canada will create a hub of learning and research that will provide our students, and companies, with a competitive advantage in an emerging and fast-growing area within the IT sector,” said Don Bureaux, NSCC president. “Bringing a partnership with one of the world’s biggest names in IT to our region and all of the resources that will come with it is big news to me,” said Michaela LeBlanc, second year IT-Web Development student at NSCC’s Burridge Campus in Yarmouth. “The doors it will open to new and bigger opportunities for people in our field is exciting for sure.” Five-hundred employees would earn almost $130 million over eight years, money they can spend in their communities and on making life better for their families. The $130-million payroll will generate $18.7 million in provincial income tax. In return for creating and retaining these jobs, IBM will earn up to $12.2 million of this amount over eight years. The province gains more than $6 million in tax revenue, along with the economic spinoffs in communities, and additional revenue from new businesses that the Global Delivery Centre will attract. “This is great news for Nova Scotian businesses like Acadian Seaplants,” said Jean-Paul Deveau, company president. “We are already using analytics internally to better understand our customers. “We are very interested in using analytics in the future to figure out the best way to innovate and focus our interests in the right market. Having expertise like this right here at home will be a huge advantage.” The Global Delivery Centre will also support the province’s SAP IT system. IBM will deliver the same level of services, based on today’s costs, $8.4 million, adjusted annually for inflation. IBM will offer a job to the 75 permanent employees affected by this agreement. Premier Dexter said the province worked hard to protect provincial and Capital Health employees. “This has been a long and difficult process for our employees, and they have a lot to consider in the days ahead. I want them to know that their talent and commitment is part of what attracted IBM to this province, and the job offer and opportunities for bonuses and growth that go with it will reflect that.” This is the second large job-creation announcement this week. On Wednesday, Nov. 7, PROJEX Technologies Ltd., an Alberta engineering company, announced plans to create 440 high-paying, long-term jobs in Nova Scotia.last_img read more

Canadian artists sculpture of refugees unveiled by Pope Francis in Vatican City

first_imgVATICAN CITY — A Canadian artist’s sculpture has been unveiled in St. Peter’s Square by Pope Francis as part of a Mass for the World Day for Migrants and Refugees.The work in bronze and clay by Kitchener, Ont.-based Timothy Schmalz depicts more than a hundred migrants and refugees from different cultural and racial backgrounds and different time periods.Pope Francis said he wanted the piece in St. Peter’s Square to remind everyone of the evangelical challenge of hospitality.Schmalz, who travelled to the Vatican City for the unveiling, said he wanted the statue to bring forward the idea that everyone is sacred and worthy of human dignity and respect.Many migrants and refugees from conflicts throughout the world attended the Mass, which closed with the unveiling of the statue.During the Mass, a multiethnic chorus sang and the incense burned came from a refugee camp in southern Ethiopia, where refugees are rekindling a 600-year-old tradition of collecting incense.This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 29, 2019.— with files from The Associated Press.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Government says public gained from Modis visit

The Government says the general public in Sri Lanka gained from the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.Housing Minister Sajith Premadasa said that Modi’s Government is assisting the people in the North and East and in the estate sector. He said that while Modi has offered assistance to the people in the Sri Lanka, some members of the opposition had called for black flag protests against Modi’s visit.Premadasa said the message given by the opposition was that they opposed Indian assistance, including houses being given to the needy in Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette)

Indian envoy visits North discusses development assistance

Cooray said that Taranjit Singh Sandhu also discussed Sri Lanka making use of the Indian market.He said that both sides also discussed the fishermen issue and other matters of mutual interest. (Colombo Gazette) India’s Ambassador to Sri Lanka Taranjit Singh Sandhu visited the North today and discussed development assistance.Northern Province Governor Reginald Cooray said that at a meeting he had with Taranjit Singh Sandhu, the Indian envoy noted the need for a clear plan to develop the North.

Crying Jordan Who The Internet Launches Crying LeBron in

TwitterLeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers won the 2016 NBA Finals Sunday night, and the internet celebrated the only way it knew how – with a meme. This time, instead of using the go-to Crying Jordan meme, users got crafty and a new image was born with Crying LeBron.After the Cavs scored the win over the Golden State Warriors 93-89, James was photographed hugging teammate Kevin Love. The meme was generated not much later and soon a Crying LeBron Twitter page sprung up.and so it begins…— Crying lebron (@CryingIebron) June 20, 2016The title is the first major sports championship win for a Cleveland team since 1964. The Akron, Ohio native left the Cavs in 2010 only to return four years later. He hoped to end the city’s title dry spell after coming back home. Before then, James joined Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade with the Miami Heat, winning two titles.“I don’t know why the man above give me the hardest road, but… the man above don’t put you in situations that you can’t handle,” James told ESPN after winning the championship. “I just kept that same positive attitude. Instead of saying, ‘Why me?’ I said, ‘This is what He wants me to do.’ And Cleveland, this is for you.”The excitement launched several memes, and Twitter was especially eager to share.Crying LeBron’s face was plastered over the faces of the Warriors, signifying their loss.THE CRYING LEBRON FACE MEME IS BORN— JOAO (@SoftGlas) June 20, 2016Shaun Sundholm blended crying LeBron and crying Jordan into one teary image.Is this a thing yet? #cryingLebron #cryingJordan— Shaun Sundholm (@f_letter) June 20, 2016Warriors point guard Steph Curry’s wife Ayesha was not immune to the meme.Test driving the new Lebron Crying meme. #ayeshacurry— Raisa (@MakeupWhoreder) June 20, 2016And Fahd Ahmed Hides used the crying image to signify how he felt about Monday approaching.When you realize tomorrow is Monday #NBAFinals  #CryingLebron.— فهـد أحمـد الصـلاّل (@FhdAlsallal) June 20, 2016Eric Rosenthal urged someone to pass the baton by placing James’ crying face over Jordan’s own during this Basketball Hall of Fame induction speech in 2009.Someone put LeBron’s crying face onto Jordan during his speech— Eric Rosenthal (@ericsports) June 20, 2016And his request was answered by Andrew Lawandus.Congrats to @KingJames and the @cavs #CryingLeBron— Andrew Lawandus (@DOWORKDESIGN) June 20, 2016 read more

Rio Tinto to invest 803 million to complete Argyle underground block cave

first_imgRio Tinto is ramping up the underground block cave project at its Argyle diamond mine in Western Australia (IM, January 2009, pp8-14). Following a transition from the current open-pit operation, the underground will be fully operational in 2013. The project will extend the life of the mine until at least 2019. Construction activity will ramp up in the first half of 2011, with targeted production rates of 9 Mt/y forecast within two years. The funding will cover project development and construction of extraction services, crushers, a conveyer and pump stations at the mine in the Kimberley region of northwest WA. Rio Tinto Diamonds and Minerals chief executive Harry Kenyon-Slaney said: “This investment in the Argyle underground underlines our commitment to, and confidence in, the world diamond industry. The project was slowed in 2009 due to the global financial crisis but the diamond market continues to recover and long-term industry fundamentals remain healthy.  A significant supply gap is expected to emerge in the medium to long term and the outlook for demand is strong, driven by the growth of emerging markets. Argyle is well positioned to capture the new demand.”The extended mine life from the underground project will generate enduring benefits for the Kimberley region, building on Argyles significant contribution to economic development over the past quarter of a century.With 70% of the workforce living locally, Argyle is one of the largest contributors to the East Kimberley economy. Indigenous Australians account for one in four members of the local workforce. The compaany says “the continued support of customers, the West Australian Government and the East Kimberley community has been important for the underground project.”last_img read more

Six Chinese Apprehended In Lucaya

first_img#MagneticMediaNews#BahamasImmigrationDepartmentApprehendsSixChineseNationals Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 11th 2017: Six Chinese have been apprehended by Bahamas Immigration. On Monday, at around 10am, officers were notified of Chinese staying at a resort in the Lucaya area, who were about to be smuggled into the USA. A team was shortly dispatched to investigate, where on arrival two rooms were checked resulting in the discovery of six Chinese, two males and four females .Inspection of their passports revealed that they had arrived in The Bahamas, during the months of April, May and June, but had since overstayed their visitors’ status.The group was then taken into custody, transported to Immigration Headquarters for further processing and were flown into the capital sometime Tuesday. It is reported that they will be held at the Detention Centre until repatriation to China.According to the Immigration Department, the incident marks the first apprehension for the month of July.Its last apprehension is said to have involved the United States Coast Guard (USCG) Isaac Mayo who called in to the Lucayan Harbour, to hand over to Bahamas Immigration officers a total of 11 Cuban migrants who were all intercepted in Cay the Cay Sal Bank area in a rustic vessel.The Cuban group of migrants was also transported to the capital where they too will be held until repatriation.center_img Related Items:last_img read more

Liquid natural gas pipeline project could see more delays

first_imgThere could be more costly delays for the Alaska liquid natural gas project as backers consider using different equipment.KTVA-TV reports that the state Legislative Joint Resources committee met in Palmer on Wednesday to discuss the $45 to $65 billion LNG Project. At the meeting, the project manager said switching from a 42 inch pipe to a 48 inch pipe could increase the projects competitiveness.Years of research have gone into the smaller pipe and investigating the large size could set the project back some time.The 800 mile pipeline is sponsored by Alaska Gasline Development Corporation, ExxonMobil Alaska, BP Alaska, ConocoPhillips Alaska and TransCanada, with the State of Alaska as a 25 percent equity partner.Backers have two weeks to decide if they will explore the 48 inch option.last_img read more