Just Stop It

first_imgJust stop it.Just stop believing that the new thing will solve the old problems. Prospecting has never been easy. Acquiring new opportunities is challenging even in the best of times. If by chance you happened to sell a product in hot demand and your clients beat a path to your door you were nothing more than lucky. Don’t expect that to ever be the norm. The only way to acquire new opportunities is to do the work.To just stop pretending that you don’t have time to update your sales force automation software. If you were to enter all of the opportunities that you create in a single day it’s likely that that exercise might take all of 10 minutes. So you’ve fallen behind and have to catch up? Seriously, you don’t have enough opportunities for it to take you more than an hour. No one does. But, your relationships are the most important asset you will ever have as a salesperson (or as a person). The record of those relationships are important to maintain. Take the 15 or 20 minutes a day to keep those records up to date.Just stop making excuses as to why your sales results aren’t what you want them to be. It’s a waste of time, and it doesn’t do anything to move you closer to your sales goals. It’s not your sales manager, even though he doesn’t care enough about you. It’s not your territory. It’s not your product, service, or solution. The sooner you accept that you’re the only one that can change your results the sooner you’ll produce them. Believe in yourself, and believe you have the power to make a difference.Just stop complaining about your price. Everyone complains about their price. Selling would be easy if all you had to do was say yes to the price that your client’s demand. But then, that wouldn’t be selling, now would it? Unless you happen to work for a company that competes on price (something as likely as your riding into your next sales call on a unicorn), you are going to have to work very hard to create value and even harder to capture some of it. The only thing you can do to make selling easier is to create enough value that no one has a problem with you capturing some part of it.Just stop it.QuestionsWhy is it easy to believe that there is some new answer to age-old problems? How often do these new ideas work?If you are being honest, how many opportunities do you create in a day? How long would it take you to keep meticulous records on those relationships?Why is it so easy to blame someone else for our own poor results? How much faster do you improve those results when you take 100% responsibility for them?How do you make it easy to sell value instead of price? Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Book Review

first_imgSuvarna Rajguru and Ranjan Pant. 128 pages. Indus Media, 2003. $60.  CBS ran the piece “Imported from India” thrice in 2003 on 60 Minutes. Business Week, Forbes magazine and even Dilbert showcased them. Bur are the Indian Institutes of Technology all that they are hyped to be? Authors Suvarna Rajguru and Ranjan Pant have attempted an introductory overview of the IITs in this picturesque and concisely written coffee table book.The authors say they felt there was “a strong need for a comprehensive publication” that would showcase the “historical, cultural background and development” of these institutions for the Indian Diaspora and the IIT alumnus in particular to cherish.The notion that industrial development was possible only by training high level technocrats, in new, freshly created technical institutions for post independent India, propelled Jawaharlal Nehru to build the IITs. The first IIT was established in Kharagpur in 1951, the site chosen to honor the spirit of the lost political prisoners fighting for India’s freedom in the near by Hijli jail.According to the authors, IIT Kharagpur therefore symbolizes not just technical brilliance but the pride and honor of India in the face of Britain’s legacy of death and destruction. The next four IITs, Bombay, Chennai, Kanpur and Delhi were built by financial and other assistance from UNESCO, USSR, West Germany, USA and Britain and the influences can be seen partly in their unique curriculum and partly in construction. The last two created in 1994 and 2001 at Guwahati and Roorkee, are the creation of the now self reliant central government.Life was not very rosy when the first graduates started emerging from the hallowed portals. Three reviews in 1986, 1995 and 2000 brought home the realization that while the 27,000 engineers who exited these state of the art institutes became trailblazers worldwide, they had failed to meet the needs of the nation’s industry. Several alumni had departed to foreign shores for higher studies and not returned, so India was left struggling with a lagging rural economy.What also stood out was the fact that while the revered, highly experienced older faculty was retiring, there were not many worthy heirs and insufficient support to fund research programs, raise pay scales or even get consultants or professors from outside, and it affected the institutions adversely. While many consider the IITs to be at par with MIT as far as the undergrad programs go, they are considered nowhere near Ivy League standard for postgraduate work. On being reminded that the motto at IIT Kharagpur read “Dedicated to the service of the Nation,” an alumni quipped, “Which Nation?” an biting hreference to the exodus of the Indian technocrats to the U.S.Talking about their alma mater seems to have struck a deep chord within the 35,000 strong IIT alumni community in the United States. The book captures the outpouring of nostalgia and memories and the authors have made a conscious effort to portray the flip side of being an IITian. From studying day and night to the sounds of loud music, the tough competition not just to get in but to survive, lousy food, walking on the dark side with games of Russian roulettes and high stakes, the alumni recall sex, drugs, rock and roll at the Mood Indigo Festivals, attempted suicides and breakdowns.The IIT fraternity also formed “close bonds of friendship that resulted from mutual struggles, competition and commiseration.” An IITian knew the only religion and citizenship that mattered was being an IITian. The $30 billion joint assets and the glorious success that many IITians have savored in the United States is only because of the “fundamentals learnt in IIT,” according to the alumni interviewed.The book also captures the journey of some of the alumni, including those who have returned to India to help their alma maters with financial and hands on help. The authors profile 25 top alumni who have made the highest “global impact in terms of innovation, wealth creation, leadership and philanthropic activities.” The book is strewn with beautiful pictures, interesting statistics and quotes about the seven institutes and their alumni.It took the authors two years of extensive research, collaborations with two historians(one of whom did his PhD dissertation on the IITs,) pouring through 50 years of India’s annual reports on education, visits to all the seven campuses, extensive interviews with academia and faculty at IIT and several students and alumni to create this book.This book pinpoints the vital statistics, captures the essence of these institutes to whet the nostalgic appetite of any IITian. It is an intriguing read even for someone not from these techno jewels in India’s crown, a succulent appetizer, and sets the tone for more in-depth books as the main course to follow.   Related Itemslast_img read more

Roger Federer has his says on Serena Williams’s US Open controversy

first_imgRoger Federer finally weighed in on the Serena Williams controversy that has divided the world of Tennis. The Swiss ace said that Serena “should have walked away”.”I feel like Serena should have walked away,” Federer was quoted by the Sunday Times. “She did, but she went too far. She should have walked earlier.””The umpire maybe should not have pushed her there. It’s unfortunate, but an incredible case study,” Federer added.Serena was given three code violations by chair umpire Carlos Ramos in her 6-2, 6-4 loss to Naomi Osaka in the women’s singles final on Saturday, and American and critics inside and outside of tennis argued that she wasn’t treated the same as some male players.READ – WTA comes out in support of Serena Williams after chair umpire rowThe incident and the ensuing row resulted in a game penalty and a $17,000 fine by the United States Tennis Association for Williams, and divided tennis by triggering a debate about sexism in the sport.The debate was fuelled by Williams’s and others assertions that an umpire would not have dealt with a male player in the same way.READ – Serena Williams fined USD 17000 for rule violations in US Open finalDjokovic had earlier come out in support of the American saying that he thought the umpire should not have pushed Serena so hard.”Just maybe changed – not maybe, but he did change the course of the match,” Djokovic said. “Was, in my opinion, maybe unnecessary. We all go through our emotions, especially when you’re fighting for a Grand Slam trophy.”advertisementREAD – Djokovic outlasts Federer in epic semi-final to reach Paris Masters finalAs for Federer’s ambitions of a 100th career title was brought to a screeching hault as he was beaten Novak Djokovic 7-6(6) 5-7 7-6(3) in an epic Paris Masters semi-final on Saturday.last_img read more

PWL: Punjab Royals beat UP Dangal to finish on top of points table

first_imgAnita Sheoran shocked UP Dangal’s Asian Championship gold medallist Navjot Kaur to place Punjab Royals on top of the points table even as the two teams set up the PWL semi-final against each other in Greater Noida on Monday.Anita who is national championship silver medallist shocked Navjot in the women’s 62kg category to clinch an unassailable 4-2 lead for Punjab.UP’s Jitender clinched the last bout of the evening against Amit Dhankar 10-9 in the men’s 74kg category to ensure that his team too makes it to the last-four stage with a fourth place finish.Second-placed Haryana Hammers will lock horns with third-placed Delhi Sultans in the other semi-final.The Haryana cop Anita, who is making a comeback after becoming a mother, gave her all against the technically superior Navjot to win the bout by scoring the last point.Earlier, UP Dangal’s 2018 Asian Games silver medalist Giorgi Sakandelidze came from behind to get the better of 2018 Commonwealth Games silver medalist Korey Jarvis 4-2 in the men’s 125kg superheavyweight category to help his team take an early lead.The fearless Anju came out strongly and even took a four-point lead with a takedown against world champion Vanesa Kaladzinskaya of UP Dangal in the women’s 53kg category. But the Belarus wrestler’s experience helped her come back for a 12-6 win and put the UP Dangal’s 2-0 ahead in the tie.Padma Shri and world No. 1 Bajrang Punia got the defending champions Punjab Royals back into the game with a convincing 7-0 win over an aggressive Pankaj Rana in the men’s 65kg category.advertisementThe 2017 Asian Championships silver medallist and UP Dangal’s giant-killer Sarita couldn’t recreate the magic of her last few bouts and went down to the 2018 European championships silver medallist Mimi Hristova in the women’s 57kg category, bringing Punjab Royals to 2-2 level terms.Punjab Royals sneaked ahead 3-2 in the tie when the 2012 Olympics bronze medalist Dato Magarisvili got the better of 2018 European U23 silver medalist Irakli Misituri 5-0 in the men’s 86kg category.Also Watch:last_img read more

Benitez calls for Newcastle unity

first_imgNewcastle United Benitez calls for unity as Newcastle decline continues Russell Greaves Last updated 1 year ago 19:58 11/26/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) RafaelBenitezCropped Getty Images Newcastle United Newcastle United v Watford Watford Premier League A fourth consecutive Premier League loss has set alarm bells ringing at St James’ Park, but Rafael Benitez is trying to stay calm Rafael Benitez urged Newcastle United to stick together and dig deep after Saturday’s loss to Watford made it four defeats on the bounce.Toon 9/4 to draw at West BromNewcastle slipped down to 13th in the Premier League table following a limp 3-0 reverse at St James’ Park, leaving Benitez to issue a rallying call. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “We have to realise – the staff, the players, the fans, the media – that the only way for us is to keep working harder and together, that’s it. Simple,” said the Spaniard.”For us, every game will be very difficult, as we have seen with Watford and we will see against West Brom.”It doesn’t matter the name of the other team, it will be tough for us.”It was put to Benitez that the Magpies could become embroiled in a relegation scrap and that every point would be crucial, and he responded: “Yes. We knew that before.”You are expecting that some of these games you can win, but we are so close that we can win 1-0, we can lose 1-0.”As soon as we made a couple of mistakes [against Watford] we could lose 3-0, so we have to obviously realise that we have to improve on a lot of things.”last_img read more

THE WORLDS MOST POPULAR CHILDRENS GROUP – THE WIGGLES – RETURN TO

first_imgWinnipeg, MB LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Tuesday, 10/24  Belleville, ON  Facebook Le Capitole de Quebec Burlington, ON  Wednesday, 10/18 The Sony Centre for the Performing Arts Saskatoon, SK  Friday, 9/29   Brantford, ON  Toronto, ON  The Fredericton Playhouse          Vic Juba Community Theatre Sunday, 10/8    Monday, 10/30  The Théâtre St-Denis Centrepointe Theatres Advertisement Arts Commons, Jack Singer Concert Hall The Burlington Performing Arts Centre Edmonton, AB  Advertisement Thursday, 9/28   Monday, 10/16   Québec City, QC Hamilton, ON   Northlands Coliseum Thursday, 10/12    Friday, 10/20    Brandon, MB Centre In The Square London, ON Centennial Hall The Capitol Theatre Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Friday, 10/13    Tuesday, 10/10  Saturday, 10/7   “We can’t wait to bring our favourite songs, both new and classic, to Canadian audiences this year!” says Emma. “It’s so exciting to see parents who grew up singing and dancing to The Wiggles now bringing their own children to experience the magic for themselves!”The Big Show! tour will include classic Wiggles songs like Hot Potato, Rock-A-Bye Your Bear, Do the Propeller and Get Ready to Wiggle and new music from the Nursery Rhymes album. The Wiggles will be bringing a full band (including bagpipes!), and will be joined by Scottish highland dancers, ballet dancers, Irish dancers, and many more!Canadian Tour Dates and Cities Include: Sunday, 10/15   Aultsville Theatre Central Alberta Theatre Thursday, 10/5  Red Deer, AB  Wednesday, 10/11 Saturday, 10/28 Guelph, ON   River Run Centre Halifax, ON   Peterborough, ON Thursday, 11/2    Plus more cities to be announced soon! Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, July 21st (check venue for local time).For a complete list of tour dates and ticket information for the Big Show! tour, please visit: www.thewiggles.com. Tour date and ticket information is subject to change.Anthony, Simon, Emma and Lachy can also be seen on ABC Kids in their wonderful Wiggle Town TV series.In 2016 The Wiggles performed 332 shows across the globe to some 330,000 fans, at 143 locations. 2017 will have seen The Wiggles tour extensively through Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Ireland and North America.For even more Wiggly fun, like The Wiggles official Facebook page Facebook.com/TheWiggles, follow them on Twitter via Twitter.com/TheWiggles, follow them on Instagram @thewiggles, and subscribe (it’s free) to The Wiggles Youtube channel youtube.com/thewiggles. Join in on the conversation using the hashtag #wigglescanadabigshow.About The WigglesThe Wiggles are the world’s most popular children’s entertainment group which formed in Sydney, Australia in 1991. Having performed for over 26 years, it’s now the case that children who once saw the fab four of fun are now bringing their children to enjoy the best in early childhood entertainment! The last year has seen The Wiggles confirmed (GFK charts) as the #1 selling children’s artist on DVD, the #1 children’s entertainment live concert attraction, awarded a record 13 ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) awards for the Best Children’s Album (making them the most awarded artist in any one category). Award-winning and popular children’s entertainment group The Wiggles, return to Canada for their Big Show! tour, their biggest, yet most affordable show to date. The tour kicks off on September 27th and runs until November 2nd, 2017. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday July, 21, 2017 (check venue for local time). Visit www.thewiggles.com for a complete list of tour dates. L to R: Anthony, Emma, Simon, Lachy. (CNW Group/The Wiggles) Burton Cummings Theatre Wednesday, 10/4 Monday, 10/23   Moncton, NB  TCU Place, Saskatoon’s Arts & Convention Centre Showplace Performance Centre Kitchener, ON   Friday, 10/27   Lloydminster, AB Wednesday, 9/27  TORONTO, July 20, 2017 – Get ready to Wiggle, Canada! Tickets go on sale Friday for the world’s most popular children’s entertainment group, The Wiggles, as they prepare to return to Canada for their Big Show! tour – their biggest show yet!Last year was a great year for the Aussie Fab Four, as they played 332 high-energy shows around the world to enthusiastic crowds. Emma, Lachy, Simon and Anthony are once again ready to delight families across the country with their incomparable brand of preschool entertainment. Audiences across the country will Wiggle down to their biggest and best show yet!  Best of all – since The Wiggles want every Canadian family to be able to enjoy their fun songs and dances, ticket prices for their new Canadian tour are the lowest yet.The tour kicks off on September 27th and runs until November 2nd, 2017. Canadian audiences will get the chance to see Anthony Field (Blue Wiggle), Emma Watkins (Yellow Wiggle), Simon Pryce (Red Wiggle) and Lachlan Gillespie (Purple Wiggle), along with their Wiggly friends Dorothy the Dinosaur, Captain Feathersword, Wags the Dog and Henry the Octopus! Montreal, QC  Cornwall, ON  Sunday, 10/1  The Empire Theatre Thursday, 10/26  Vernon, BC   FirstOntario Concert Hall Calgary, AB  Login/Register With: Advertisement Fredericton, NB  Ottawa, ON   Tuesday, 10/31 Scotiabank CENTRE Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium The Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts Twitterlast_img read more

Digital Googly: One stop for all digital media services

first_imgKolkata-based entrepreneurs Anurag Chirimar and Subrata Roy formally announced the launch of a new social media marketing company – Digital Googly – which would provide a 360-degree social media promotion, marketing and advisory services.Tiny tots decked up as Modi, Mamata and Rahul Gandhi presented a different kind of colourful election ambience at the launch function. “We have gained expertise and deep knowledge in web design, e-commerce solutions, social media marketing, mobile applications through our own ventures which gives us a clear advantage over the competition in the market,” said Kuntal Chatterjee, CEO, Digital Googly. Also Read – The Puja carnival”Through our new ventures we are also generating local employment in new digital media sector while offering our customers a distinct advantage in leveraging social media tools for promotions and marketing. Digital Googly will cater to all the digital media needs of a client,” said Chatterjee. Digital Googly is focused on becoming a top-notch digital media service provider in the region and has put in place a modern infrastructure and highly-skilled work force.last_img read more

Tangier Judicial Police Seize 24,221 Ecstasy Tablets

Rabat – Judicial police in the city of Tangier arrested a 32-year old suspect on Sunday, June 10, for his alleged involvement in drug trafficking.A statement from the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN)  reported that the police seized 24,221 tablets of ecstasy, one of the most dangerous types of psychotropic drug.DGSN said that the arrest was made in collaboration with the General Directorate of Territorial Surveillance (DGST). The police also seized three knives as well asmoney, allegedly from drug trafficking.#_مكافحة_المخدرات_والمؤثرات_العقلية.حجز 24.221 قرص من مخدر الاكستازي بمدينة طنجة في عملية أمنية باشرتها الشرطة القضائية على ضوء معلومات دقيقة وفرتها مصالح المديرية العامة لمراقبة التراب الوطني. pic.twitter.com/zQ4laHXbRL— DGSN MAROC (@DGSN_MAROC) June 9, 2019Police placed the suspect in custody for further investigation into the origin of the seized drugs and other suspects connected to a possible drug trafficking network.Sunday’s operation is among a series of major raids carried out by Moroccan authorities throughout the year. Moroccan judicial police seized 48,800 tablets of ecstasy on Saturday, June 1, near the highway toll station near Guercif, in eastern Morocco.Authorities at the Tangier Med port in collaboration with the DGST also seized 568,000 of Ecstasy tablets.Drug trafficking continues to be an issue in Morocco, especially the movement of psychoactive drugs, and cannabis, or hashish, which are popular in the illegal drug market.Moroccan Government Spokesperson Mustapha El Khalfi said in 2018 that Morocco prosecuted 107,000 people in drug related offences in 2017.The General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) reported that Moroccan security services seized 693 kilograms of cannabis, 52 tons of cannabis resin and 1.3 million of psychotropic and ecstasy pills in 2018. read more

Madagascar making good progress in postcyclone recovery says UNICEF chief

With winds of up to 190 kilometres per hour, Cyclone Ivan was one of the biggest to hit the island, which is prone to frequent cyclones and tropical storms. More than 160,000 were affected in the four districts that bore the brunt of the storm. In addition, some 364 schools and over 40 health centres were damaged or destroyed, with a serious impact on the health and well-being of children in the area.On the first-ever visit by a UNICEF Executive Director to Madagascar, Ann M. Veneman said she was pleased to see the “impressive” progress made in re-establishing basic health and education services.“This is due to the engagement among the government, local communities and international organizations working together to improve conditions for children and their families,” she said during a visit to Analanjirofo, the region hardest hit by the cyclone.Ms. Veneman visited a local health centre that offers basic services, including the treatment of malnutrition. The health centre offers ‘Plumpy’nut,’ a ready-to-use therapeutic food for treating severely malnourished children. The high-protein, high-energy, peanut-based paste typically comes in foil wrappers or small plastic tubs and has a two-year shelf life when unopened. Plumpy’nut requires no preparation or special supervision, so a parent can deliver it to an undernourished child at home.She also visited a local school that was partly destroyed by Cyclone Ivan. UNICEF is providing temporary classrooms and essential school materials at the school site.Also during her visit, Ms. Veneman met with the President of Madagascar, Marc Ravalomanana, the Prime Minister and several ministers to discuss progress in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – the eight targets, including halving extreme poverty and providing universal primary education, that world leaders pledged to achieve by 2015.Today, the Executive Director officially launched a national campaign to fight tetanus, which aimed to vaccinate 830,000 women between ages of 15 and 49, with the goal of eliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus on the island. Following her visit to Madagascar, Ms. Veneman will travel to Mozambique before journeying on to Mexico, where she will join Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and other officials at the International AIDS Conference set to begin in Mexico City on 3 August. 29 July 2008The head of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has lauded the Government and people of Madagascar for the progress made so far with recovery and reconstruction following the deadly cyclone that battered the Indian Ocean island nation in February. read more

We welcome scrutiny says Huawei Canadas new VP of government affairs

Morgan Elliott loves a challenge, and he’s certainly taken one on as the new vice-president of government affairs at Huawei Canada. We sat down with him, three months into the job, to see how he’s faring.Morgan Elliott, VP government affairs, Huawei CanadaElliott, who has spent his entire career either working in government or in a government affairs position with companies like Cisco, BlackBerry, Shaw Communications, and SOTI, came into the job with his eyes open.“It’s funny, when the first phone call came, I was like, ‘No way, are you crazy?’” he recalled. “And it hearkened back to the BlackBerry days. Remember, when all the kerfuffle was going on that all the security agencies across the globe wanted to shut down BlackBerry because it was too secure, and they couldn’t hack it, couldn’t get into it? And so we were dealing with governments across the globe that wanted to outlaw us from doing business in their market, and it was a lot of fun. It was a lot of work, but it was a lot of fun. So I started thinking about it and go, wow, this is one of those opportunities again: a very complex geopolitical issue that doesn’t come around too often. So the thrill sort of won me over more than anything. Thrill may not be the best word, but it’s really challenging.”Part of that challenge, he said, is in dispelling myths.“It’s always far harder to dispel the negatives than it is to promote the positive in everything that Huawei does,” he noted. “And one thing that I’ve been really interested in is the whole culture of Huawei. Granted, I’m a little bit biased, but you hear companies talking about focus on the customer. But I have not seen a laser focus on customer satisfaction at any company like I’ve seen at Huawei.”As far as security goes, he echoed his colleague John Suffolk’s statement that Huawei welcomes scrutiny, and the doors are open to the labs in Shenzhen or in Kanata, Ontario. “It’s not Dr. Evil’s lair,” he said. “There are serious engineers trying to solve engineering problems. We have nothing to hide.”And, he said, the U.K. government’s security review process, although it found points to criticize, has recommended approval for use of Huawei technology.The issue in the U.S., however, is a different thing entirely.“This is a trade issue,” he said. “And it’s unfortunate that (U.S. president) Trump has put the friendship between Canadians and Americans in a tight spot, and as a result Canada has become a sesame seed caught between two boulders being China and the U.S. So it’s not about security. It’s about Mr. Trump, not Americans, but Mr. Trump trying to extract a better trade deal from the Chinese.”He went on, “It’s kind of a complicated situation. And when you’re trying to figure things out, you’re trying to look at things from the perspective of the parties involved. So in the U.S., Mr. Trump’s goal is to get a better trade deal. It was unfortunate that when Madam Meng was arrested that it happened the same time that (Chinese president) Xi and Trump were meeting. So I think there’s this perception that nefarious coordination amongst governments happened, and sometimes it’s just coincidence. I can understand why they reacted the way they did. Do I wish they reacted the way they did? No, of course not, every Canadian doesn’t.”Despite this, he believes that Huawei’s chief executive officer Ren Zhengfei now understands that Canada was duped by Mr. Trump, and the arrest was more about securing a trade deal with China than about security. In recent meetings at the company’s head office in Shenzhen, China, Elliott said that Ren spoke very highly of Canada; he has toured the country, and publicly stated that he plans to spend billions here to create an AI centre.“We made a commitment as part of an announcement with the provincial government a couple years ago as part of the jobs prosperity fund that we would invest $500 million, and we said we’d hire over the next five years 200 R&D people, many engineers, highly technical people,” Elliott said. “Unfortunately, we failed miserably, because we missed the target by four years, because we’ve already hired the 200. And we’re up to 300. The opportunities are really good. And the thing that that we worry about is we want to invest in Canada, but we don’t want the issue to be mixed with what’s going on at a government to government basis because that’s not why we’re doing what we want to do. We’re doing it because there’s good talent here. There’s a good base of research here.” read more

Breast cancer pill denied to 500000 women

first_imgEach year there are more than 53,000 new cases of breast cancer in the UK and the illness causes 11,000 deaths.The average woman has a one in eight chance of developing it in her lifetime, rising to one in three for those at high risk.Baroness Delyth Morgan, chief  executive at Breast Cancer Now, said: “It is extremely concerning that many women at an increased risk of breast cancer are still not being offered the choice of taking tamoxifen to reduce their risk.“Nice’s 2013 guideline recommended that it be offered to all women at medium and high risk of the disease. But unfortunately this is largely not being adhered to, with many GPs lacking confidence in discussing the option with patients and a worrying number not even being aware of it.”Tamoxifen is only licensed for treatment of breast cancer. The guidance from 2013 advises doctors also to prescribe it to prevent disease, but the lack of a licence has left many GPs confused, the research suggests.Prof Arnie Purushotham, Cancer  Research UK’s senior clinical adviser, said: “Cancer-preventing drugs have the potential to have a huge impact.” The study found doctors were far more likely to be aware that aspirin could reduce the risk of bowel cancer. But research from University College London, Queen Mary London and Cancer Research UK suggests the guidance has been largely ignored.Their study, involving almost 1,000 GPs, found just 24 per cent were aware of the guidance.Almost half of family doctors did not even know that the drug reduces the chance of breast cancer.Tamoxifen works by blocking out the cancer-triggering hormone oestrogen in the breast cells. This stops breast cancer cells growing in the first place, or returning in women who have already had the illness.Patients are advised to take the drug once a day for five years, with trials showing that the protection can last  for two decades. Half a million women are being left  at an increased risk of breast cancer  because GPs are unaware they should be prescribing a preventative drug, experts have warned.Three in four family doctors are not aware they should be offering pills – costing around 6p a day – which can reduce the risk of disease by one third.The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (Nice) issued guidelines in 2013 saying tamoxifen should be offered to women at moderate or high risk of breast cancer.Around 500,000 healthy women in the UK fall into this category because of a family history of the disease or faulty genes.center_img 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.last_img read more

Family of missing man asks public if theyve seen his car

first_imgPlease like and share this to your Facebook profile as we are desperately worried about his safety.When last seen, James was wearing a blue shirt, possibly a black jacket and green trousers.Anyone with information should contact Gaillimh Garda station on 091 538000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666111 or any Garda station.Gardai seek information on missing man James Ryan> THE FAMILY OF 39-year-old James Ryan have asked people to keep an eye out for his Nissan Almera car.A new photomontage was released today to remind the public of the make and model of car that James was driving when last seen in Claregalway last Tuesday.It is a gold Nissan Almera hatchback with the registration number 04W382: James is 5ft 10ins tall, and was last seen at a petrol station in Claregalway, Co Galway at around 7.30pm on Tuesday, 22 October. He was last seen driving out of the station in his car.There is a small possibility – “but only a possibility,” says his family – that James returned to his native county of Waterford. The Ryan family told TheJournal.ie:last_img read more

iPad 2 in Production Rumor

first_imgThe iPad 2 is real. We sort of new that already, right? That we’ve seen the countless rumors and confirmations, coupled with the fact that Apple likes to keeps its devices on a more or less yearly schedule, leads us to feel pretty confident that the thing is coming pretty soon.Hardware parts, leaked video, and stray sightings have been cropping up everywhere lately, including, memorably, ces and a recent launch for New Corps’s The Daily iPad newspaper. Also, that weird Elton John thing….AdChoices广告The latest word is that the upcoming version of the popular tablet has apparently just gone into production, according to the proverbial “people familiar with the matter,” says The Wall Street Journal.According to the paper, the iPad 2 will be thinner and later than its predecessor all will feature better graphics, more memory, and “at least one camera on the front of the device for features like video-conferencing.” No real revelations there. Oh well.last_img read more

FortisTCI Providenciales Outage Report

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, September 23, 2016 – On Thursday, September 22, 2016, FortisTCI (the Company) notified its customers on Providenciales of an outage affecting several customers.  The interruption in service lasted for approximately four hours and was the result of a failed component in the control system of one of the engines that affected the entire Leeward Highway generation station. The engine control component in question is important to the operation of the engines and the synchronization of the plant.System Control Operators recorded the initial outage affecting approximately five thousand customers throughout Providenciales at 7:53 a.m. Crews immediately began troubleshooting efforts.  At 8:44 a.m., a plant shutdown was required to perform testing and to locate the issue, which was later determined to be the faulty component in the control system of one of the engines. FortisTCI Engineers restored service to some customers at approximately 8:56 a.m. At the peak of the outage, approximately eight thousand customers experienced an interruption in service.  The team isolated the problem at 11:10 a.m. Shortly thereafter, at approximately 11:28 a.m., restoration of service to customers began. Service was restored by 11:50 a.m. to all customers.   North and Middle Caicos customers, served by an underwater cable from Providenciales, experienced a shorter outage time of approximately forty-five minutes before transfer to local backup generation occurred.As FortisTCI continues to invest and modernize the electricity grid, system outages will continue to become less frequent, but will be more complex in nature and may require more time to resolve. This will also prove true in the future, as the Company and the Country introduce distributed generation and renewable energy, which will affect the way in which the grid is managed. Over the last several years, the Company has significantly reduced outage occurrences by heavily investing in human resources and equipment, resulting in minimal interruptions that are routine in nature.President and CEO Eddinton Powell said, “I wish to thank all technical operations staff involved in the troubleshooting efforts and work carried out to restore services to our customers as quickly as possible, as well as the supporting customer service team. I also want to thank our customers for their patience. At FortisTCI, we are committed to ensuring that the Country continues to have world-class electricity service.” Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

WCD Minister celebrates Yoga day with pregnant women

first_imgPractising Yoga during pregnancy gives the ability to stay calm and eases most physical problems, said Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, Minister for Women and Child Development, who attended a yoga session with pregnant women in National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development(NIPCCD), New Delhi.The Ministry of Women and Child Development celebrated 4th International Day of Yoga through various activities. During the session, Gandhi interacted with the expecting mothers who shared their experiences of practising prenatal yoga. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe Minister performed asanas along with the pregnant women under the guidance of yoga trainer so as to encourage the practice of prenatal yoga. She emphasised the importance of yoga for pregnant women. However, the prenatal yoga must be practised only under qualified instructors, the Minister stressed.She further added that making Yoga an integral part of life has holistic benefits and it can help especially pregnant mothers by giving the ability to stay calm and eases most physical problems during the nine months. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveAfter participating in the prenatal yoga session, the Minister also said that regularly practising prenatal yoga can help in preparing the women’s body for normal delivery. She shared her own daily yoga routine and urged people to perform yoga for staying healthy and happy adding how Pranayama has been found to have exceptional benefits during pregnancyBesides Gandhi, other officials of the Ministry, led by Secretary Rakesh Srivastava also enthusiastically participated in the yoga session.last_img read more

UN official says Ebola will end in Sierra Leone in weeks

first_img“We have cases occurring, not in huge numbers but enough to be very disturbing, in Sierra Leone and in Guinea,” he said, and the situation in Guinea is especially troubling because surprise cases have been popping up that are not part of known chains of transmission.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Top Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Sponsored Stories Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations’ Ebola chief says he believes it’s only a matter of weeks before the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone ends.But Dr. David Nabarro says that stopping the deadly disease in Guinea will take more time because in some areas unsafe traditions still triumph over what’s good for people’s health.Nabarro said in an interview with The Associated Press on Monday that the Ebola epidemic “absolutely isn’t over” though Liberia has been Ebola free since May 9.center_img Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of Comments   Share   Patients with chronic pain give advice New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies How men can have a healthy 2019last_img read more

Australians spend big on travel

first_imgVisa, the global payments technology company, has launched its 2015 Global Travel Intentions Study, in partnership with the Tourism and Transport Forum, highlighting the indispensable role travel plays in the Australian lifestyle and the country’s growing popularity as a global destination.The survey shows the majority of Australians travel for leisure (76%) as opposed to business, with Australians also travelling for education (14%), more frequently than travellers from other countries (6%).Australia’s geographic location and preference for long haul trips shape travellers’ habits, with Australians spending an average of 16 nights away compared to the global average of nine nights.This extra time gives Australians a chance to visit more than one place in the same trip. More than a quarter of Australians (28%) travelled to multiple destinations in a single holiday, while only 12% of global travellers have done so.Their commitment to travel is reflected in Australians’ willingness to spend, with a median of US$3,603 per trip.This is the fifth highest spend in the world, after Saudi Arabia, Egypt, China and Brazil and exceeds the global median of US$2,281. Australians also plan to increase their travel spend next year, to a median of US$4,501.“Australians seek out meaningful experiences when they travel overseas,” said Caroline Dempsey, Visa Head of Marketing for Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific. “They see spending on travel as a worthwhile investment and our study shows they intend to up their budget for future trips.”Independent, organised plannersIndependent travel remains the most popular arrangement for Australian travellers; almost one in two travellers (47%) preferred this approach over packaged holidays or guided tours.“With nearly half of Australians preferring a DIY approach to travel, they seek out destinations that cater for this independent mindset. Getting away from the usual tourist traps is something Australians see as a top priority,” said Ms Dempsey.People and bonding opportunities are the reasons Australians travelBonding with their travel companions is the top motivator (15%) for travelling Australians. When asked why they chose a particular destination, 26 per cent of Australians cite people. This differs from travellers from other countries who place the greatest emphasis on the availability of travel activities. Australians are also more likely than the global average (63% vs 58%) to travel with a spouse or partner. Download a copy of the study Source = Visalast_img read more

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