Fundamentals and TOSG at 6 Months Old – Episode 97

first_imgSome thoughts on the fundamentals and The Only Sales Guide at 6 months old. The Only Sales Guide You’ll Ever Need on Amazon.com: http://amzn.to/2ejSajxSubscribe to My YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/iannarino_Bio: Anthony Iannarino is a bestselling author and internationally recognized speaker on sales, success, personal development, leadership, and entrepreneurship. Anthony’s 3 privately held staffing firms generate annual revenues of $50M. These firms serve some of the most well-recognized brands in the United States. Anthony speaks to and provides transformational workshops to sales organizations throughout the world.His blog, www.thesalesblog.com, is read by 60,000 people each month, and he has published there daily since 2009. His widely acclaimed Sunday newsletter reaches 80,000 people.Anthony has continually been named one of the 25 most influential people in the world in sales and marketing._Subscribe to my Sunday Newsletter for Exclusive Content: https://thesalesblog.com/newsletterRead the Daily Blog: https://thesalesblog.comListen to the In the Arena Podcast: http://apple.co/2jlSKMr_Stay Connected Online:LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/iannarinoTwitter: http://www.twitter.com/iannarinoFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/thesalesblogInstagram: http://www.instagram.com/iannarinoSnapChat: https://www.snapchat.com/add/iannarinoSolutions Staffing: http://www.solutionsstaffing.comIannarino Fullen Group: http://www.iannarinofullen.comlast_img read more

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Don’t worry, Pacquiao says, Broner will make it to fight night in Vegas

first_imgBREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? LATEST STORIES A win could pave the way for a rematch against Floyd Mayweather Jr., whom he fought in boxing’s richest fight ever, three years ago.For Broner, a four-division champ, it’s the biggest fight of his career and one that he hopes would define him after a string of lackluster performances the past few years.The fight has the makings of a big payday for both fighters, with tickets selling briskly.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issuecenter_img “I believe Broner is a professional. He knows what is at stake in this fight,” Pacquiao was quoted by philboxing.com from his Hollywood training camp on Thursday. “I’m not worried about him. He will show up during the fight.”Broner, training in Florida, has been arrested before for battery and his hard-partying ways.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefBut the 29-year-old Broner vowed he is in his best shape ever and won’t get distracted by the whole incident. He even posted on his social media account on Friday that he “will shock the world on Jan. 19.”A lot is at stake for both fighters as it is going to be Pacquiao’s follow-up fight after his career enjoyed a massive revival following his knockout win over Lucas Matthysse in July. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Leaving a final mark PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Manny Pacquiao is confident Adrien Broner will at least make it to their Jan. 19 fight in Las Vegas.The Filipino senator, training in earnest for his first fight in the United States in more than two years, expressed his view in light of the recent arrest of his American challenger over an outstanding warrant.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) quick review: One for the road

first_imgSamsung’s new Galaxy J3 (2016) intends on bringing biking and mobility together. And it intends on doing so without burning a hole in your pocket. “While studying the consumers’ phone usage behaviour, we realised that incoming calls are a major distraction to bikers,” said Asim Warsi, senior vice president, Samsung India Electronics at the launch event on Thursday. “About 70 per cent of our entry-level consumers are two-wheeler drivers. We are very happy that we have come up with something that will benefit millions of two-wheeler users and promote responsible riding,” he added.Biking and mobility aren’t exactly the best of friends and neither we nor Samsung encourage bike riders to flout any traffic rules, with or without the Galaxy J3 (2016). But at least there’s now a way to make them — biking and mobility — come to the table. It’s made for India, and totally made in India. Samsung calls it the S Bike Mode.Also read: Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (and Galaxy S7) review: On the edge of perfection Developed inside Samsung’s Indian R&D centres, S Bike Mode is a “hardware and software solution to not only propagate responsible riding but also ensure a tension free ride.”Samsung’s proprietary Bike Mode allows users to concentrate on the road ahead and not be distracted by incoming calls. The feature is enabled via NFC for which the phone will ship with a specialised NFC tag. This makes the Galaxy J3 (2016) one of the cheapest smartphones in India to come with NFC connectivity option. Riders can affix the NFC tag at a convenient place — helmet or fuel tank for instance – and activate the Mode by simply tapping the phone on it. Alternatively, the feature can also be enabled via the pull down notification panel on the phone.advertisementOnce enabled, any caller trying to reach the user will hear an automated answering machine to inform the caller that he/she is currently riding and cannot take calls. Messages can be pre-recorded in as many as 14 Indian languages. The user (while riding) meanwhile will not get any notification pertaining to the incoming call so that he/she can concentrate on the road ahead.If, however the call is urgent, the caller can press 1 to get through. The Galaxy J3 (2016) user in that case will receive a distinctive tune to know the call is urgent. But he/she won’t be able to take the call unless he/she stops his/her bike. This is because the Bike Mode also adds a feature called Motion Lock to the phone that prevents the rider from taking the call while he/she is in motion. The rider can only answer the incoming call when he/she bring the bike to a halt. The feature has been designed to encourage responsible riding, says Samsung. Additionally, riders can also select specific contacts who will receive an auto SMS with an estimate of when he/she would likely be available for a call. Samsung has also incorporated a built in rewards program (in association with Freecharge) to encourage riders to use the S Bike Mode. More they use it, bigger the reward.That’s all about the S Bike Mode, folks!Coming to the mobility aspect of the phone, well, you can’t help but notice that the Galaxy J3 (2016) looks (and feels) all too familiar. This is because it is after all, a rebranded Galaxy On5. It follows Samsung’s – now dated — flat rectangular slab of a design scheme with a removable back cover that sports faux leather finish. Although the phone appears to be well built and quite sturdy to hold and use, it is still inherently made of plastic. Not that it is a deal breaker or anything, but that rival companies are now increasingly opting for metal (some or all of it) doesn’t help its case.Also read: Galaxy S7 Edge camera review: The biggest reason to buy this Samsung phone  That’s the problem with most Samsung budget phones. They seem to be frozen in time from a design point per se. The physical home button on the front flanked by backlit capacitive keys, the power button on the right and volume rocker on the left, the squarish camera module flanked by the speaker out and LED flash – all been there done that. It’s like we are seeing the same thing again and again. Hello Samsung, your budget phones need a makeover, and they need one now!The new Galaxy J3 comes with a 5-inch HD display boasting of a 720 x 1280 pixels resolution. Samsung has used its proprietary Super AMOLED panel here. Unlike sAMOLED seen in Samsung’s high-end and mid-tier phones, the screen of the Galaxy J3 shows washed out colours. Brightness levels are fairly adequate though, more so for the price that it commands. Note that we now have FullHD phones in and around this price point, so that leaves the Galaxy J3 in quite a tight spot as well.advertisementOn the hardware side, the phone comes with a 1.5 GHz quad core processor coupled with 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory which is further expandable by up to 128GB via microSD card. The dualSIM phone runs Android 5.1 Lollipop-based TouchWiz UI and supports 4G LTE (850/900/1800/2100/2300) connectivity option. These are again fairly basic hardware specs, that make sense for the price. In our brief usage we found the Galaxy J3 (2016) fairly responsive with occasional hiccups when multitasking (switching between apps). Bloat or unwanted apps are less (compared to earlier) but they are there, some of which you can’t uninstall. Somehow, TouchWiz still feels a slouch on low-end hardware. We’ve been using the Galaxy S7 Edge for some time now, and we feel that TouchWiz could do better. Note that the comparison is just to stress upon the hardware constraints of the Galaxy J3. At its price, the phone is still a capable performer, except of course if you’re looking to do a lot of multitasking on it.The Galaxy J3 sports an 8-megapixel camera on the rear with autofocus and LED flash along with a 5-megapxiel camera on the front. The sensor on-board was pretty quick to lock focus (in tricky light situations) in our brief usage and shutter speed was also fairly good. Images clicked, well, not so much. These came out with lots of noise, even with blurry subject in some cases in indoor well-lit conditions. We however reserve our final verdict for our full review of the phone.    The phone is backed by a 2,600mAh battery which is pretty standard for a phone at its price point.Priced at Rs 8,990 the Galaxy J3 (2016) is geared almost exclusively towards bikers. It’s a phone where biking and mobility can co-exist. In fact, it encourages it. Sadly, everything else takes a backseat. The phone has an average screen, average hardware and average rear camera, at least in first impressions. Samsung’s S Bike Mode is an innovative feature – an industry first – that shows how the company is committed towards the Make in India campaign and is worth a great deal of appreciation. But at the end of the day, it’s a software feature — that requires NFC — that won’t be exclusive to the Galaxy J3 (2016) for long. According to Samsung, “it will be available across all its 4G-enabled Galaxy J series devices over a period of time.” Hopefully, we will also have better phones along the way.last_img read more

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UAAP: NU beats FEU anew for 2nd win

first_imgFor the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ The Tamaraws trailed by as many as 18 points, 53-35, in the third period, but held the Bulldogs to just nine points in the final period, allowing the Tamaraws to send the game to overtime.Clemente looked to have given the Bulldogs a respite with a triple for a 71-69 with 24 seconds remaining in regulation, but Barkley Eboña scored on a drive to send the game to overtime.“We just went back to basics and never stopped believing,” said Jamike Jarin, who once again brought his entire team for the post game press conference.Gaye opened overtime with a couple of foul shots, before Clemente and Ildefonoso hit consecutive triples for a 79-71 advantage.Gaye tied a season high 16 points and also grabbed 10 rebounds, while Clemente hit four of five from beyond the arc and finished with 15 points on top of eight rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES A strong start in the extra period behind John Lloyd Clemente and Dave Ildefonso gave the Bulldogs the cushion they needed to withstand a late fightback by the Tamaraws, who were denied of a third straight victory.Ildefonso fired 27 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as the Bulldogs remained in the hunt for a Final Four berth after improving to 2-6. The Tamaraws wasted a chance to gain solo third after dropping to 4-5, which puts them at solo fifth.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSBecoming his own manThe Tamaraws fought their way back from 15 down in the fourth quarter and even took a 67-65 lead on Royce Alforque’s lay-up with 2:02 remaining.That basket capped a 17-0 blitz for FEU, which came into the game on a high after an 82-79 conquest of University of the Philippines last Sunday. Headed for Tokyo The Scores:NU 85 — D. Ildefonso 27, Gaye 16, Clemente 15, Oczon 8, Gallego 5, Minerva 4, S. Ildefonso 3, Galinato 2, Malonzo 2, Rangel 2, Yu 1, Diputado 0, Joson 0, Mangayao 0, Tibayan 0.FEU 79 — Ebona 15, Alforque 11, Comboy 11, Stockton 9, Tchuente 9, Torres 9, Tuffin 7, Gonzales 6, Bienes 2, Cani 0, Nunag 0.Quarters: 15-13, 39-32, 62-47, 71-71, 85-79. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8000:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issuecenter_img Becoming his own man Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? This jewelry designer is also an architect Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics MANILA, Philippines–National U recovered its bearings in overtime as the Bulldogs repeated over the Far Eastern U Tamaraws, 85-79, last Wednesday in UAAP Season 82 at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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SPORT-RANJI-COACHES 3 LAST

first_img“I knew I had to do something different in terms of “I knew I had to do something different in terms of helping them. It has worked well so far for me. At least I am not dependant on Ranji coaching assignments,” Amre sounded satisfied. Its not about associations or lack of opportunities at the top, there are times when lack of communication also can hurt a professional coach. Vijay Dahiya has worked long enough with the Delhi Ranji team but has been pipped by former state legend KP Bhaskar to the top job. “Its not always about wrong communication. There are times when there is no proper communication at all. Atleast thats what the scene is in Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA). Nobody talks, there is no planning or sitting across the table to decide something long-term,” the former India stumper said. But he begs to differ that domestic coaching is a monotonous job. “Its not monotonous at all. The beauty of coaching domestic sides in longer format is that it gives you an opportunity to create a nucleus. “You get into the mode where if you are given enough time, you can build and rebuild teams. You see the pressure phases, the transition phases. Process is an overused word but thats what building a good cricket team is all about,” says Dahiya. Its not the most glamorous of the cricketing assignments but one cant but doff hats at all these dedicated coaches, who are striving to carve a niche for themselves. PTI KHS PM PMadvertisementlast_img read more

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Bayern Munich fans revel in D.C.

first_imgBayern München Bayern Munich supporters revel at D.C. fan club meet-up Seth Vertelney Last updated 2 years ago 04:39 10/31/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Bayern Munich fans Bayern München Bundesliga The biggest Bayern fan club in the United States is at 600 members and counting, and they take over the same bar for every match ARLINGTON, Va. — James Rodriguez opened the scoring for Bayern Munich against RB Leipzig on Saturday. Immediately following the goal, a booming voice announces the goal-scorer with a call: “James!”A massive response follows from the crowd: “Rodriguez!”“James!” 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 “Rodriguez!”“James!”“Rodriguez!”Bayern 15/2 to win Champions LeagueThe atmosphere feels a bit like the Allianz Arena, but in actuality we are inside Summers Restaurant in Arlington, Va. Though we’re more than 4,000 miles away, coming to Summers for Bayern matches is just about as close as you can get to the Allianz without buying a ticket.The bar and restaurant just outside of Washington D.C. is the home to Bayern Munich’s official Washington fan club – the largest Bayern supporters group in the United States.On this particular Saturday, much like most Bayern matches, a healthy crowd has gathered in Summers’ back room to watch their favorite team. Red jerseys, steins of beer and, yes, even lederhosen abound. Oktoberfest may have ended weeks ago, but you wouldn’t know that by the atmosphere in here.The man with the booming voice who called out, “James!” is largely responsible for these weekly festivities. His name is Michael Faehnle-Hedge, the Bayern fan club’s founder and president.Faehnle-Hedge was born in Bavaria, came to the Washington area to study in 1998 and has never left.“In the 2000s I’d come here [Summers] for Champions League matches,” Faehnle-Hedge recalls just after showing me a recently snapped picture of his infant child sitting in the Champions League trophy.Baby in Bayern Munich trophy“I’d come out here in a Bayern jersey and I’d be the only guy — maybe one other old German who was living here would come in — and I was like, ‘You know [what] would be awesome? To not watch matches by myself.’”And so Faehnle-Hedge decided to found one of the USA’s first Bayern Munich supporters groups.“By 2007, 2008 we’d have maybe 10 guys who would get together,” Faehnle-Hedge said. “By 2011 we had reached the threshold which was required by Bayern at the time of 25 people to form an official fan club.”At the time, reaching 25 was a significant achievement. Now, though, that number seems rather quaint. On Saturday, the D.C. chapter of Bayern Munich’s fan club signed up its 600th member.Attending the event at Summers were three Bayern Munich employees based in the club’s New York office. Bayern’s commitment to the U.S. market could be seen at the event, as several of the club’s major trophies and team mascot Berni accompanied the team employees to Summers.Bayern trophiesBerni, Bayern Munich“The club opened the U.S. office in 2014 in order to better connect with fans, build the brand and form mutually beneficial partnerships,” Rudolf Vidal, president of the Americas for Bayern Munich, said.“Without this presence we wouldn’t be able to build the relationships we have with our fan clubs and undertake our roadshow, taking our trophies, Berni the mascot and raffle prizes to our fan club watch parties.”When Bayern Munich opened its New York office in 2014, there were eight official fan clubs in the United States. Today there are 127, spread across 38 states.None of those clubs likely generates an environment quite like the D.C. chapter does at Summers. It’s an atmosphere that keeps fans coming back, and even inspires unaffiliated ones to join the party.”We’re 4,000 miles away from Munich but when you’re in there for a big match, you kind of get that stadium arena feeling,” Faehnle-Hedge said.”You create an atmosphere where even if you’re not a fan, we’ve actually converted a lot of people. Because they come in and they’re like, ‘This is an awesome atmosphere.'”“We are very aware that not all of our fans are able to get to the Allianz Arena in Munich,” Vidal said, “so it is important for us to take the club to them.”last_img read more

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Improvement Works to be Undertaken at Dunn’s River Falls

first_img The St. Ann Development Company Limited (SADCo), is to undertake a number of improvement works at the Dunn’s River Falls and Park to enhance the overall sustainability of operations, whilst meeting the needs of patrons. Story Highlights Specifically, SADCo plans to establish a new service court to include changing rooms, lockers and shops, and a VIP entrance, as well as redevelop the craft market at the Dunn’s River Falls and Park. This is outlined in the 2019/20 Public Bodies Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure, tabled in the House recently by Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr. the Hon. Nigel Clarke. The St. Ann Development Company Limited (SADCo), is to undertake a number of improvement works at the Dunn’s River Falls and Park to enhance the overall sustainability of operations, whilst meeting the needs of patrons.Specifically, SADCo plans to establish a new service court to include changing rooms, lockers and shops, and a VIP entrance, as well as redevelop the craft market at the Dunn’s River Falls and Park.This is outlined in the 2019/20 Public Bodies Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure, tabled in the House recently by Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr. the Hon. Nigel Clarke.In addition, in order to improve its financial sustainability, SADCo, in collaboration with the Urban Development Corporation (UDC), will pursue the increased marketing of the managed facilities with a view to increasing revenues by 10 per cent annually.Also, the organisation projects to realise a profit of $35.12 million, the document notes.The SADCo, an associated company of the UDC, was incorporated in 1967. The company partners with the UDC under a management contract to oversee the management of several properties/attractions in the tourism sector.Its main activities are focused on the sustainable development of several properties, including Dunn’s River Falls and Park, Green Grotto Caves, Turtle River Park, Ocho Rios Bay Beach, Roaring River, Laughing Waters and undeveloped lands in surrounding communities in the parish of St. Ann.In accordance with its mandate, SADCo is committed to the efficient management and orderly development of the UDC’s assets in its portfolio.The company seeks to achieve its strategic objectives by undertaking activities and projects that enhance revenues, contain operating expenses and improve service delivery.last_img read more

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Traffic Advisory Pictou County

first_imgPICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104 The eastbound ramps at Exit 26, Highway 104 will be closed on Wednesday, July 28, in order to complete construction work on the Highway 104 twinning project. Detour signs are in place in the construction area and drivers should exercise caution. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-755-7152 -30-last_img

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TSB calls for improved safety at rail crossings after death of man

first_imgMONCTON, N.B. – In the early morning darkness of July 27, 2016, a CN freight train with three locomotives, 169 loaded freight cars, and 18 empty freight cars was travelling through Moncton, N.B., when the crew spotted a dull light and the silhouette of someone in a wheelchair on the tracks – but there was no stopping in time.Steven Harel, whose wheelchair had become stuck and immobilized at the Robinson Street railway crossing was struck and killed by the 12,200 tonne train.The Transportation Safety Board of Canada released its report on the accident Thursday — calling on federal and local authorities across the country to improve safety at railway crossings designated for people using wheelchairs and other assistive devices.The TSB says its investigation found that several crossing conditions contributed to the accident, including a void in the asphalt and the lack of visual clues to navigate safely.Investigator Don Ross said there had been repairs made at the crossing not long before the accident.“Reflective lines markings the sidewalk’s edge were not repainted after the new asphalt was applied, nor were there any requirements to do so. Moreover, while the new asphalt covered most of the crossing, it did not cover the entire east sidewalk area. This left a small void or hole near the north rail,” he said.He said investigators ran numerous simulations using similar wheelchairs.“An identical motorized wheelchair would proceed forward, following the white line up to the new pavement and then along the paved right edge of the sidewalk. In each case the chair’s right front wheel dropped into the void, causing the chair to turn right into the gravel.”He said the height difference to the gravel would leave the wheelchair unable to reverse.Ross said since 1990 there have been seven occurrences in Canada of wheelchairs caught at rail crossings reported to the TSB. Five, including the Moncton incident, were fatal.TSB board member Faye Ackermans said despite new standards introduced in 2014, there remains a clear need for additional improvements.She said federal regulations required railway companies and road authorities to share information on certain crossings by November 2016, but many have yet to comply.“This needs to happen, because until such crossings are designated and the information is shared, Canadians — particularly those using assistive devices — will continue to be at an elevated risk at public crossings,” Ackermans said Thursday.More than two million Canadian adults identify as having a mobility disability, including 300,000 wheelchair users.Ackermans said upgrades at crossings need to go beyond surface improvements and the board is recommending that the Department of Transport work with stakeholders to identify options and then upgrade the regulations.She said there are many options to be considered.“Adding extra lights or auditory cues, changing the width or texture of the walking surface, filling the gaps along the rail with displaceable material, or even changing the angle of the sidewalk so that it is more perpendicular to the rail thereby reducing the risk of a wheel getting stuck,” she said.Since the accident, CN has made several repairs to the Robinson Street crossing, including widening the paved area and repainting the lines, and the city has designated it as a crossing for persons with assistive devices.Harel’s parents are suing CN Rail, the City of Moncton, a wheelchair manufacturer and a medical equipment supplier in New Brunswick’s Court of Queen’s Bench for unspecified damages related to his death.The lawsuit alleges that CN Rail and the City of Moncton neglected their “duty of care” to inspect, maintain and fix the railway tracks, crossings and city streets and sidewalks, and also failed to facilitate safe public transportation and prevent accidents, particularly with regard to wheelchair-specific hazards.Among the claims detailed in the lawsuit, none of which have been proven in court, it’s alleged the city and the railway company were both aware that the railway track was a source of accidents for wheelchair users, and failed to take corrective measures.Brian Murphy, the lawyer for the parents, said Thursday that the family was given an advance copy of the report.“There are some pretty solid recommendations there,” he said.“We stand by our suit. This could have, and should have been avoided.”Murphy said the parents aren’t looking for financial gain, but want things improved for people like their son.last_img read more

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Canadas information czar says lack of stable funding ties her hands

first_imgOTTAWA — The federal information czar says her effort to clear a backlog of complaints from dissatisfied Canadian file-seekers is threatened by the government’s “stopgap approach” to funding her office.In her latest annual plan, information commissioner Caroline Maynard says it is impossible to set goals and maintain momentum due to the financial instability faced by her office.The information commissioner is responsible for handling complaints from Canadians having difficulty obtaining government records under the Access to Information Act.Maynard’s office is grappling with about 3,000 outstanding complaints.Maynard says she goes from year to year preparing time-consuming requests for temporary funds just to have enough staff to keep up with demand.The government has earmarked additional money through this fiscal year to deal with the backlog, but has made no long-term commitments.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Decolonization process not yet complete says Ban Kimoon

“It falls to the United Nations, and to all of us as members of the international community, to help bring this process to a successful conclusion,” he said in a message to the opening of the Pacific Regional Seminar on Decolonization and the observance of the week of solidarity with the peoples of the non-self-governing Territories. When the United Nations was created in 1945, there were 72 such territories on the world body’s decolonization list. “Colonialism has no place in today’s world,” Mr. Ban said in his address, delivered by Freda Mackay, Chief of the Decolonization Unit of the Department of Political Affairs (DPA). The three-day gathering of the Special Committee on the Situation with regard to the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples, also known as the Special Committee of 24 on Decolonization, is being held in Bandung, Indonesia. This year’s event will focus on the Pacific region, and participants will discuss how to move the decolonization process forward. Last year, after a UN-supervised referendum fell 16 votes short of attaining self-government, it was decided that Tokelau – three small and isolated atolls in the Pacific Ocean – would remain a territory of New Zealand. 14 May 2008Although decolonization has been one of the United Nations’ great success stories, the fact that 16 non-self-governing Territories remains means that the task has yet to be completed, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today. read more

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Kinder Morgan files new reports to NEB touting benefits of proposed pipeline

CALGARY – Kinder Morgan has filed new reports to the National Energy Board touting the economic benefits of its proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, replacing evidence that the regulator ordered removed from the record last month.The filings include an 89-page market analysis by Dallas consulting firm Muse Stancil and an updated Conference Board of Canada tally of the project’s broader economic spinoffs.Muse Stancil estimates $73.5 billion (in 2012 dollars) will be added to producers’ bottom lines over 20 years if the Alberta-to-B.C. project goes ahead.“This is a fairly straightforward analysis. It connects a huge source of crude oil supply with a market that has a growing demand for crude oil and it does that in a very economically efficient basis,” Muse Stancil president Neil Earnest said in an interview.The $5.4-billion project would nearly triple the amount of crude shipped on the Trans Mountain pipeline between the Edmonton area and the B.C. Lower Mainland, enabling exports to lucrative Asian markets.The economic case is strong even as oil prices languish around US$45 a barrel, said Earnest.“This is a long-life asset. Pipelines operates for decades.”The financial boost to producers from being able to access new markets is expected to ripple through the rest of the Canadian economy in the form tax revenue and jobs, according to the Conference Board analysis.The total fiscal benefit to Canada as a result of the improved producer “net backs” is pegged at nearly $24 billion over two decades, with $14 billion flowing into Alberta government coffers and $1.4 billion for British Columbia.The project is expected to see 14,000 people working at the peak of construction and 3,300 direct and indirect jobs annually over 20 years of operation.The Conference Board also sees a $12.2-billion contribution to Canada’s gross domestic product over two decades of operations.Kinder Morgan Canada president Ian Anderson said he was pleased with the results of the new reports.“It reaffirms the very real need and significant benefits the expansion would bring to all Canadians by providing much-needed access to global markets, resulting in jobs and dollars here at home,” he said in a release.Last month, the NEB panel weighing the $5.4-billion project said any evidence prepared by Steven Kelly, then a consultant with IHS Global Canada, must be removed from the regulatory application.That’s because Kelly has been appointed to a seven-year term at the National Energy Board starting on Oct. 13 and the panel said his dual role may raise concerns about the integrity of the hearing process. The NEB says Kelly won’t be involved in the Trans-Mountain assessment process.The evidence Kinder Morgan had to replace ended up being “narrow in scope” — about 64 pages out of the original 15,000 filed.The replacement of Kelly’s evidence has lengthened the review process. The National Energy Board must now complete its review by May 20, 2016, versus its previous deadline of Jan, 25, 2016.Critics have lambasted the NEB review, with 35 participants dropping out of the process this summer calling it “biased” and “unfair.”Follow @LaurenKrugel on Twitter by Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press Posted Sep 25, 2015 1:43 pm MDT Last Updated Sep 25, 2015 at 4:45 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Kinder Morgan files new reports to NEB touting benefits of proposed pipeline read more

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Trump agrees to 25M settlement to resolve Trump U lawsuits

Daniel Petrocelli, lead attorney for President-elect Donald Trump, arrives for a hearing involving a lawsuit against the now-defunct Trump University Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, in San Diego. Trump has agreed to a $25 million settlement to resolve three lawsuits over Trump University, his former school for real estate investors. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) by David Klepper And Elliot Spagat, The Associated Press Posted Nov 18, 2016 2:35 pm MDT Last Updated Nov 18, 2016 at 9:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Trump agrees to $25M settlement to resolve Trump U. lawsuits SAN DIEGO – President-elect Donald Trump agreed Friday to pay $25 million to settle lawsuits against his now-defunct Trump University for real estate investors, averting a trial in a potentially embarrassing case that he had vowed during the campaign to keep fighting.The agreement came 10 days before jury selection was scheduled to begin in one of three cases. The complaints accused Trump University, which wasn’t an accredited school, of defrauding students who paid up to $35,000 a year to enrol in programs that promised to share Trump’s real estate secrets.About 7,000 students would be eligible for refunds if U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel approves the proposed settlement. Under the terms, Trump admitted no wrongdoing in two class-action lawsuits in San Diego and a civil suit brought by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.The settlement lifts what would probably have been a major headache for Trump as he works to fill key executive branch positions and get acquainted with foreign leaders. The San Diego trial, on a case filed in 2010, was expected to last several weeks, guaranteeing daily news coverage of a controversy that dogged him during the campaign.Trump’s political rivals seized on the lawsuits to try to portray him as dishonest and deceitful. Trump brought more attention to them by repeatedly assailing Curiel, who oversaw the San Diego cases. Trump suggested the Indiana-born judge’s Mexican heritage exposed a bias.The thousands of former students covered by the San Diego lawsuits will be eligible to receive at least half and possibly all their money back, as much as $35,000, said Jason Forge, an attorney for the plaintiffs. The plaintiffs’ attorneys waived their fees.Trump has denied the allegations and said during the campaign that he would not settle. He told supporters at a May rally that he would come to San Diego to testify after winning the presidency.“I could have settled this case numerous times but I don’t want to settle cases when we’re right. I don’t believe in it. And when you start settling cases, you know what happens? Everybody sues you because you get known as a settler. One thing about me, I am not known as a settler,” Trump said at the time.Two days after the election, Trump’s lead attorney in the San Diego cases, Daniel Petrocelli, said he was “all ears” to settlement talks and accepted an offer to have U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Miller of San Diego broker negotiations.Forge said the agreement was reached an hour before a hearing for Curiel to weigh Trump’s latest request to delay the trial until after the Jan. 20 inauguration. The plaintiffs’ attorney said he “definitely detected a change of tone and change of approach” from Trump’s camp after the election.“We were at each other’s throat for 6 1/2 years and were able to find the common ground with them and do something good there,” Forge told reporters.Schneiderman called the agreement a “stunning reversal” for the president-elect, saying Trump “fought us every step of the way, filing baseless charges and fruitless appeals and refusing to settle for even modest amounts of compensation for the victims of his phoney university. Today, that all changes.”Trump’s attorneys said the settlement allows the president-elect to focus full attention on his transition to the White House.“He was willing to sacrifice his personal interests, put this behind him, and move forward,” Petrocelli said.Alan Garten, the Trump Organization’s general counsel, said he had “no doubt” Trump would have prevailed at trial.The lawsuits allege that Trump University gave nationwide seminars that were like infomercials, constantly pressuring people to spend more and, in the end, failing to deliver on its promises. The San Diego trial would have been pinned on whether a nine-member jury believed Trump misled customers by calling the business a university and by advertising that he hand-picked instructors.Court documents unsealed in May revealed strategies for enticing people to enrol even if they couldn’t afford it. The documents outlined how employees should guide people through “the roller coaster of emotions” after they express interest and tells employees to be “very aggressive during these conversations to in order to push them out of their comfort zones.”Transcripts of about 10 hours of Trump depositions provided additional material to rivals, though Curiel denied a request to release video of Trump’s testimony that would have likely been used in campaign attack ads. Trump acknowledged in the depositions that he played on people’s fantasies, and he could not recall names of his employees despite his advertising pitch that he “hand-picked” them.Trump has repeatedly claimed a 98 per cent customer satisfaction rate on internal surveys. Plaintiffs countered that students were asked to rate the product when they believed they still had more instruction to come and were reluctant to openly criticize their teachers on surveys that were not anonymous.The settlement comes a day after watchdog groups and ethics experts who served in both Republican and Democratic administrations sent a letter to Trump urging him to make a clean break from his business to avoid “embroiling the presidency in litigation.”One of the authors, Richard Painter, an ethics lawyer at the White House under President George W. Bush, said the Trump University settlement might backfire if lawyers think Trump is eager to settle to avoid court cases while president.“The plaintiffs’ lawyers,” he said, “are going to smell blood in the water.”___Klepper contributed from Albany, New York. Associated Press Business Writer Bernard Condon in New York contributed to this report. read more

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FEATURE Childrens struggles for education focus of awardwinning film screened at UN

Scenes from the film ‘On the Way to School’ of Jackson, Zahira, Samuel and Carlito on their journey to their classrooms. Credit: Distrib Films US ‹ ›Carlito, a shepherd’s son in Argentina, rides a horse 18 kilometres through Patagonia every morning, following his ambition to become a vet, while Zahira is the first girl in her Berber family in Morocco to attend school. Despite having to travel 22 kilometres every day, walking through mountains and hitchhiking, she is at the top of her class and hopes to become a doctor. Samuel, who is 13 and from India, has the same career goal, and is chasing it despite being unable to walk. He lives with his mother in a hut that has no running water or electricity and is the only member of his family who can read. His brothers pull and push him more than four kilometres to school every day in a wheelchair made of recycled bric-a-brac.Released in 2013, On the Way to School received widespread critical acclaim and broke box office records for a documentary film in France and Italy. It won a César – a French Oscar award – for best documentary in 2014, and Mr. Plisson felt it was essential that the film be screened at the United Nations.“If there was one place where we could show this movie, it’s the United Nations,” he said. “[The UN is] really involved in education programmes, so if [the film] can help, if it can open eyes a little bit about education, then for me that’s nice.”After the film was screened to an audience including UN staff, journalists and a class of schoolchildren, Mr. Plisson was joined at the podium by Maher Nasser, the acting Under-Secretary-General for Public Information, to discuss the film. Mr. Nasser welcomed the light it shed on the travails faced by so many children around the world in their efforts to attend school.“We sometimes take basic access to education for granted,” he said. “But after seeing the perseverance of these children, I am sure that we will all better appreciate the opportunities that most of us – and our children – enjoy.”Education is a fundamental human right that is essential for the exercise of all other human rights, and the UN and UNESCO have laid down a number of internationally binding obligations to ensure children are granted their right without discrimination or exclusion.The proposed sustainable development goals (SDGs) include a standalone goal devoted to ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education for all, as well as several targets relating to gender balance, vocational training and secondary education.Mr. Plisson said he has been impressed with the impact his film has had on policy-makers, particularly in countries featured in the film.“When we show this movie in Kenya, for example – to Ministers – they realize that they have a lot of work to do for a kid like Jackson to access school, not to have to run and risk his life every morning and every night,” he says. “So they will build boarding schools.”The film is due for release in the United States on 6 February at the Quad cinemas in New York, and Mr. Plisson expects the run to expand the impact of the film. He also told the audience at the UN that a television series, spun-off from the many incredible stories that they researched over the course of making the film, will be released in France, featuring 10 other stories of the lengths children go to in order to ensure their education.The event at UN Headquarters was organized by UNESCO, the Permanent Mission of France, the French UN Staff Society of New York (AFIN) and Distrib Films US. Pascal Plisson, the Director of On the Way to School, a film about the arduous daily journeys taken by children in four different countries around the world, says he was struck by the perseverance and determination to study shown by the young Maasai boys as they bounded through grassland every day on a long and perilous journeys in pursuit of knowledge.“I’ve been travelling around the world for a long time, seeing kids struggling to get to school in a lot of countries,” Mr. Plisson said in an interview with UN News Centre last Friday. “It was very important to do this movie because I could show very simply how kids are struggling to go to school and the motivation they have.”The film was made with support of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the non-governmental organization, Aide et Action, both of which helped the filmmakers to gather stories from around the world for the movie.The four stories feature children who have to fight just to make it into a schoolroom each day, pushed by the understanding that education is crucial to their future. Jackson, an 11 year-old Kenyan from the Sumburu tribe, who hopes to become a pilot, risks his life daily, running to a school 15 kilometres from his home with his 6 year-old sister, dodging armed gangs and elephants. read more

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The 30yearold documents that unintentionally planned for Irelands IMF bailout

first_imgIF YOU EVER doubted that decisions made at government level can have ramifications decades down the line, just read these four pages.The documents, released under the 30 Year Rule, show the Taoiseach authorising an increase of £110.9 million (from £206.1 million to £304.4 million) in Ireland’s quota subscription in the International Monetary Fund.The quota is significant to members as it determines the amount of its contribution and its voting power in the body.But most importantly – as recognised by Garret Fitzgerald’s government in 1983 – it increases the amount of credit potentially available to a country if faced with serious balance of payments difficulties.In general, it is practice to review the quota every five years but it was brought forward in 1983 due to heavy demands on the IMF for loans in the first years of the decade form developing countries.Although other countries had to pass legislation to push through the increase, Ireland vested the power in the Central Bank which was responsible for paying into the Fund.The Central Bank wanted to consent to the increase, as did the Minister for Finance Alan Dukes who said it was important that Ireland supports the IMF’s efforts to “promote stable international financial conditions which are in Ireland’s interests as well as those of other member countries of the Fund”.“The increase in our quota would also increase the amount of IMF credit potentially available to Ireland should circumstances ever arise where we needed to borrow from the Fund,” he added.last_img read more

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We bought five times more electric cars this year

first_imgTHE FIRST HALF of 2014 has seen a 26% increase in new cars licensed in comparison with the same period last year.To the end of June this year, 62,280 new private cars have been licensed, up from 49,503 in 2013.Figures from last year showed that a third of new cars were licensed in the second half of the year, indicating that the number of new private cars bought by the end of this year could rise to around 90,000.The figures for the first half of this year include 124 newly-licensed electric cars, an increase of over 500% on the number licensed last year (that was just 23 cars).The new figures from the CSO show that 3,390 cars were licensed in June 2014, an increase of 2.9% on the same period last year.There was also a significant increase in the number of new goods vehicles licensed this month. There were 1,101 licensed in June 2014, an increase of 47.8% on the same period last year.Volkswagen maintained its position as Ireland’s favourite car manufacturer for the first half of 2014, having had 7,558 new private cars license. Toyota was its closest competitor with 6,775 new private cars licensed.Seen many ’141′ cars around?>last_img read more

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Inzaghi proud of Lazios performance

first_imgLazio manager Simone Inzaghi says he’s lucky to have so many attacking choices after his team crushed SPAL 4-1 at home on Sunday.Lazio put the disappointment of losing 3-0 at home to Inter Milan behind them by demolishing SPAL 4-1 at the Stadio Olimpico.“We put in a good performance against a very good side,” Inzaghi told Football Italia.“The lads did well to get back on track after the disappointment of the Inter game.SS Lazio v AS Roma - TIM CupMatch Preview: SS Lazio vs AS Roma Boro Tanchev – August 31, 2019 Lazio will host Roma to the Olimpico Stadium in the first Derby della Capitale of the 2019-20 Serie A campaign.“Felipe Caicedo and Ciro Immobile performed well, but so did Joaquin Correa when he came off the bench. I am fortunate to have so many choices in attack.”It was a reunion between brothers Sergej and Vanja Milinkovic-Savic, but the Lazio midfielder has been less than impressive this season.“I expect more quality and quantity from everyone, not just Sergej. Last season he scored 13-14 goals and that raised expectations perhaps too much, but he is improving after the new experience of the World Cup affected his pre-season.”last_img read more

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Grace Bay Beach review by Tourism Government sector

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppPhoto by TCHTAProvidenciales, 30 Sept 2015 – One of the worlds leading beaches is under surveillance by Tourism and Government executives as they explore ways to keep Grace Bay Beach a number one spot. Among questions being asked in effort to uphold the reputation include: “what works on and for Grace Bay and what doesn’t?” Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:race bay beach, survey Survey to help public consultation on TCI Status Billcenter_img Recommended for you Tourism Environmental Awareness Month Launchedlast_img read more

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2 Parkland dads honor children lost to gun violence

first_imgPARKLAND, FLA. (WSVN) – Two grieving South Florida fathers spent their Father’s Day weekend honoring the children they lost to gun violence.Orange Ribbons for Jaime and Change the Ref hosted the Unite Together fundraiser in Parkland, Saturday.The parents of Jaime Guttenberg and Joaquin Oliver, two of the students killed in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, created the charities to support the push for stricter gun laws.“Since our kids were killed on February 14th, nothing brings them back,” said Fred Guttenberg, Jaime’s father, “but as we roll onto Father’s Day tomorrow, if we can do anything to ensure this never happens again, then we will have done our purpose.”“This is a life-changing event,” said Manuel Oliver, Joaquin’s father, “and I’ll be a father until the day that I die, not until the day that Joaquin died. Being a father is forever.”Oliver also created live artwork to be auctioned off in a silent auction.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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