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Dealing with Risks Real and Perceived

first_imgAt the end of the buyer’s process in evaluating change and a potential new partner, they worry about risks.Some of these risks are real. Some of them are not real but must be treated as if they are.Real Risks That Prevent Buyers from Saying YesThe risk that you may fail in delivering the outcome you are selling is real. Even though you don’t believe that it will happen, it is something that may happen. Your dream client has likely had a the experience of a partner failing before, and it isn’t unreasonable for your prospective client to be afraid to make a decision when they are concerned about whether they will get what they bargained for.The risk that you may sell your dream client your solution and disappear when things get difficult is very real. In fact, it’s likely that some of the contacts within your prospect’s company have been bamboozled in the past, and it is why they express skepticism now. Even if you have no intention of disappearing, the risk is real.Your prospective client may fear paying too much and that you cannot really justify the delta between your price and your competitors. It doesn’t mean that you cannot justify the delta, it’s the fear that you won’t that gives your prospective client cause for concern. They want to believe you are better, but what if you’re not?Perceived Risks That Block DealsSome risks your dream client perceives are not real. But they still require your attention.Your prospective client may worry that your smaller size is a risk and indicates a potential inability to execute. They may believe your diminutive size is an indication that you don’t have the necessary resources to deliver the outcomes you are promising. Even though it may be more likely that your larger competitor who has grown through acquisitions is straddled with crippling debt requiring the bulk of their profit to pay the interest on their loans, they may perceive bigger as safer.Some may be concerned that you don’t have experience in their exact industry or vertical. This is a similar mistake we make in hiring, believing experience counts more than anything else, even though it isn’t often true. In just as many cases the principles and values that allow you to serve some clients in one industry well easily translate to clients in a different industry. The fear is still real.Whether or not the risks are real or perceived, you must treat them as if they are real. Without discussing the issues to help your prospective client resolve their concerns about risk, you are in danger of losing your opportunity.It isn’t your prospective clients job to resolve their own concerns. That’s what you are there to do.last_img read more

North Korea expecting visit from Dennis Rodman

first_imgIn 2014, he arranged a basketball game with other former NBA players and North Koreans and regaled leader Kim Jong Un with a rendition of “Happy Birthday.” On the same trip, he suggested an American missionary was at fault for his own imprisonment in North Korea, remarks for which he later apologized.A foreign ministry official who spoke to the AP in Pyongyang confirmed Rodman was expected to arrive Tuesday but could not provide details. He spoke on condition of anonymity because the ministry had not issued a formal statement. CNN reported Rodman was in Beijing, his expected departure point for a flight to the North Korean capital.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAny visit by a high-profile American is a political minefield and Rodman has been criticized for failing to use his influence on leaders who are otherwise isolated diplomatically from the rest of the world.Americans are regarded as enemies in North Korea since the two countries never signed a peace treaty to formally end the 1950-53 Korean War. Thousands of U.S. troops are based in South Korea, and the Demilitarized Zone between the North and South is one of the most heavily fortified borders in the world. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View comments Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage This combination of file photos shows former NBA basketball star Dennis Rodman in Pyongyang, North Korea on Dec. 20, 2013, left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang on April 15, 2017. North Korea on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, is expecting another visit by Rodman, who has made several trips to the country but has been criticized for insensitive comments and for regaling leader Kim Jong Un with “Happy Birthday” in 2014. It would be his first visit to the country since President Donald Trump took office (AP Photos/David Guttenfelder, Wong Maye-E, Files)BEIJING — North Korea is expecting another visit by former NBA bad boy Dennis Rodman on Tuesday in what would be his first to the country since President Donald Trump took office.Rodman has received the red-carpet treatment on each of his past visits but has been roundly criticized for doing so during a time of high tensions between the U.S. and North Korea over its weapons programs.ADVERTISEMENT 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES SMB levels up MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ What ‘missteps’? Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chickenlast_img read more

Motorola Droid Razr HD, Maxx HD, Razr M launched

first_imgIn its first major product announcement since its acquisition by Google in May this year, Motorola Mobility added three powerful Android smartphones to its Droid family in New York City on Wednesday.The three new smartphones – Droid Razr HD , Droid Razr Maxx HD and Droid Razr M will run on Google’s latest Android Jelly Bean OS.The three additions to the Motorola line-up came as the first major product news from the company since it was bought by internet giant Google a year ago in a $12.5bn deal.The Razr smartphones are reportedly powered by Google’s Android software and synched to the US telecom network of Verizon Wireless.The Motorola Droid Razr HD has a 4.7-inch display. It is reported to have 78 per cent more pixels than the Razr, and 85 per cent more color saturation than the iPhone 4S. The phone reportedly has features like a dual-core processor, a 2,500 mAh battery, and will come with pre-installed with Google Chrome. Motorola’s Droid Razr Maxx HD will reportedly come packed with a more powerful battery than the Droid Razr HD. The phone, which offers 32GB of storage, is touted to offer 27 hours of music streaming over LTE on a single charge, and 21 hours of talk time.Motorola’s Droid Razr M has a 4.3-inch super AMOLED Advanced 4.3-inch display spans from edge-to-edge (with almost no borders). It reportedly offers 8GB of storage and 1GB of RAM, sports an 8 megapixel rear camera along with 4G LTE, Gorilla Glass, NFC and 1080 p videos. Engineered with a 2,000 mAh battery, the Droid RAZR M is available in the US for pre-order. The phone is expected to hit the US stores next week.Available in sleek black or stand out white, the Motorola Razr HD will be coming soon to consumers in various countries throughout Asia Pacific, Europe, North America and Latin America. In the US, it will be available before the holidays on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network.With Agency inputsadvertisementlast_img read more

Apurvi Chandela-Deepak Kumar Shoot Mixed Team Air Rifle Gold at ISSF World Cup

first_imgRio de Janeiro: World number one in women’s 10M Air Rifle, Apurvi Chandela, partnered Deepak Kumar to win India their fourth gold medal on the concluding day of the ISSF World Cup here on Monday.The result ensured an unprecedented top finish for the country across all four ISSF World Cup stages this year including the lone ISSF junior world cup. Anjum Moudgil and Divyansh Singh Panwar representing India 2, who won the previous two World Cup editions of the same event, provided the icing on the cake with a bronze, as India continued to reach never before seen heights in Rifle and Pistol shooting.Apurvi and Deepak blew away the Chinese pair of Yang Qian and Yu Haonan 16-6 in a one-sided mixed team air rifle final. India won eight of the 11 single-shot duels between the teams, where the combined score of one pair is compared to that of the other and the higher total awarded two points.The first to 16 points wins and this is the format which will be used in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.After comfortably getting through round one of qualification, the pair of Apurvi and Deepak topped the board after 20 individual shots in round two, featuring the top eight teams from the previous round.Their total of 419.1 enabled them to get straight into the gold medal match where they found themselves against the Chinese pair who had come in second with 418.7.Anjum and Divyansh shot 418.0 to lie fourth and qualified for the bronze medal match against the Hungarian pair of Eszter Meszaros and Peter Sidi, who shot 418.6 to finish third.Anjum and Divyansh also won their bronze-medal match against the Hungarians with relative ease, chalking out a 16-10 result.India now has a total of four gold, one silver and two bronze for a total of seven medals in the Rio World Cup with just the 10M Mixed Team Air Pistol event left. apurvi chandelaDeepak KumarISSF World Cupshooting First Published: September 2, 2019, 10:52 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more


first_imgOn the Uttarakhand issue, the Centre has been maintainingOn the Uttarakhand issue, the Centre has been maintaining Congress government in the state was reduced to minority on March 18 when 35 MLAs in the Assembly voted against the Appropriation Bill and 32 in favour. These 35 MLAs included 27 of 27 the BJP and the rest were rebel Congress legislators. The CCPA had yesterday also recommended prorogation of Rajya Sabha to enable the government to issue an Ordinance on Enemy Property Act.The Cabinet today cleared the propasal for re-issuing the Ordinance.”We had passed an Enemy Property Ordinance, which was ratified by the Lok Sabha and, when it went to Rajya Sabha, it was referred to a Select Committee. The duration of this Ordinance is going to expire in the first week of April. Therefore that Ordinance has also been repromulgated till the receipt of the report of the Select Committee,” Prasad said.The Ordinance for amendments in the 48-year-old Enemy Property Act was promulgated on January 8 this year. The Bill to replace the Ordinance was passed by Lok Sabha on March 9 with the government overruling demands by some opposition parties that it be sent to the Standing Committee.However, it could not get Rajya Sabhas nod and the Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Bill, 2016, was finally referred to a Select Committee.As per the Constitution, an ordinance lapses after 42 days from the day a session begins unless a Bill to replace it is cleared by Parliament. PTI AMR NAB SKlast_img read more

Virat Kohli was shy in front of seniors but heard he was a naughty kid otherwise: Virender Sehwag

first_imgFormer India opener Virender Sehwag is someone who knows Virat Kohli very well, having played with him for the national team. He also had heard of the flamboyant batsman in the domestic circuit in Delhi and knew immediately that a special talent was in the making. Sehwag knows the India captain in and out and now has some interesting tales to tell about Kohli.Until Kohli became the captain of the Indian Test team, he was infamous for his brash and aggressive attitude and had quite a few run-ins with opposition players on the field. Coming from Delhi, the aggression and extreme passion for the game came naturally to him which reflected in his game as well.Sehwag though, was quite the opposite even though he hails from the same state. The Nawab of Najafgarh was always seen as a jovial character who used to sing songs while batting and made light work of the high-class bowling that he faced during his illustrious career. Even now in his career as a broadcaster, Sehwag is hilarious with his commentary and doesn’t like to mince his words.Sehwag, in a recent show with Star Sports, narrated a particular story about Kohli where he revealed how he used to behave like a shy youngster in front of the seniors but was the complete opposite during his U-19 days.”He was a shy and quite youngster in front of us senior players but when he was in the U-19 team he used to be very very naughty. I’ve heard a lot of stories about how naughty he was him from his U-19 coach Ajit Chaudhary.advertisement”Once Chaudhary told me that Kohli fell ill or was play acting so his coach told him that he wouldn’t play in the next match. And suddenly Kohli’s fever went away and he became absolutely fine after hearing that, started batting normally the way he does in the nets also. He played the next match and smashed a double hundred,” Sehwag told Star Sports in an interview.Sehwag also recalled the time he heard about Kohli for the first time and what he thought of the future India captain the first time he saw him bat live.”The first time I heard about Virat Kohli was in Najafgarh where there was another player around 16-17 years of age who used to bowl to me, his name was Pradeep Sangwan. I heard Virat Kohli and Ishant Sharma’s name from the first time from him, Kohli especially.”He told me that if you want to watch a player you should watch Virat Kohli. He told me how brilliant Kohli was as a batsman. Initially I thought Sangwan was just bragging about his friend.”But when I saw Virat Kohli play for the first time – he came out to bat with me in a T20 match and played a backfoot punch shot piercing the gap through long on and long off for a four, that was when I felt this boy has some serious talent. After that he didn’t look back and within one year he broke into the Indian team,” Sehwag added.last_img read more

World Cup 2019: Sachin Tendulkar questions Australia tactics in failed run chase vs India

first_imgBatting great Sachin Tendulkar expressed surprise at Australia’s tactics in their failed chase of 353 vs India in their ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 outing at The Oval in London.Sachin Tendulkar pointed out Australia’s decision to hold back big-hitter Glenn Maxwell in their steep chase worked in favour of India and said he hasn’t seen Warner bat slower than he did against India on Sunday.India vs Australia, World Cup 2019: Highlights | ReportChasing 353, Australia got off to an uncharacteristically slow start with David Warner struggling to put bat to ball. The pressure on Aaron Finch was so much so that he was run-out when trying to steal an improbable second.Warner took his time and scored a fifty off 77 balls but failed to build on it as he perished for 56 off 84 balls while trying to take India leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal on in the 25th over.Following Warner’s departure, Steve Smith and Usman Khawaja struggled to get the boundaries as India’s wrist-spinners put the brakes on in the middle overs. Khawaja tried to accelerate but he perished in the 37th over even as the asking rate shot past 10 runs per over.Glenn Maxwell, who walked in at No. 4, smashed a 28-ball 14 but it came a bit too late in Australia’s innings. Alex Carey played a blinder, hitting the World Cup 2019’s fastest fifty but it wasn’t enough as Australia fell short of the total by 36 runs.”That [holding Glenn Maxwell back] was a wrong move, I believe that worked beautifully in India’s favour,” Sachin Tendulkar told India Today.advertisementHe added: “At the stage, I completely understand that you needed a left hand-right hand combination. But when that can work is when you need 6 or 7 runs an over and Usman Khawaja comes and rotates the strike. But you needed someone to play the big shots and change the momentum.”When Maxwell walked in, he took no time to strike at 300. At that stage, the body language of India players also changed. Suddenly a red flag was waved. And Chahal did it beautifully again. He’s had a fair amount of success against Maxwell.”Have seen Starc bowl much better: TendulkarSachin Tendulkar also pointed out Mitchell Starc’s inability to move the ball on a flat Oval wicket let Australia down.”When Starc is not bringing the ball back in, he is not as effective. He is not that threatening when he is not able to do that. I have been Starc bowl much better. He becomes effective when he is bowling 145-plus. He is full up and swinging it back to hit the stumps,” Tendulkar said.”The ball was not swinging that much. I think that was something Australians were hoping didn’t happen. Australia were hoping for an early wicket, considering the platform India were building at that point in time.”India flaunted their batting firepower to post 353 after Shikhar Dhawan smashed 117 and Virat Kohli a well-paced 82. Hardik Pandya and MS Dhoni smashed late cameos as India went past the 350-run mark.Also Read | Sachin Tendulkar wants Shikhar Dhawan to break his record in ICC tournamentsAlso Read | World Cup 2019: India outplayed us, says Aaron Finch after defeatAlso See:last_img read more

India lost the least matches but England won the World Cup

first_imgEngland’s long-held dream has been realized. After beating New Zealand in the final on Sunday, England lifted their maiden men’s World Cup in the 44-year-old history of the tournament. For New Zealand, it was another heartbreak at the summit of the sport after having lost to Australia in the 2015 World Cup final. While New Zealand will certainly feel hard done by the result, the Indian team also has reasons to be disappointed after crashing out in the semi-final at the hands of the Kiwis.England might be the new world champions but they lost 3 matches during the course of the tournament. India, on the other hand, lost the least number of matches (2) among all teams in the tournament. Here is the complete list of the 10 teams’ wins and losses (wins, losses):India – 7,2Australia – 7,3England – 8,3New Zealand – 6,4Pakistan – 5,3Sri Lanka – 3,4South Africa – 3,5Bangladesh – 3,5West Indies – 2,6Afghanistan – 0,9The match went to a super over after scores were tied at the end of England’s chase of 242. England scored 15 off their six balls but New Zealand did well to match them shot for shot by ending up with 15 runs of their own. However, England were declared winners as they had scored more boundaries (in the match including the super over). While New Zealand scored 17 boundaries in total, England were far more superior in the department, having blazed 26 fours and sixes.Chasing 16 in the Super Over, New Zealand managed 15 but England won because they scored more boundaries in the match and in the Super Over.advertisementAlso Read | England win World Cup 2019 despite tied Super Over vs New ZealandAlso Read | New Zealand players are shattered: Kane Williamson after England win World Cup 2019Also See:last_img read more

Berizzo to undergo prostate cancer surgery

first_imgSevilla Sevilla boss Berizzo to undergo prostate cancer surgery Peter Hanson 22:40 11/27/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) EduardoBerizzo - cropped Getty Images Sevilla Villarreal v Sevilla Villarreal Primera División Sevilla v Liverpool Liverpool UEFA Champions League The 48-year-old will got under the knife following his prostate cancer diagnosis, with assistant Ernesto Marcucci taking charge of first-team affairs Sevilla head coach Eduardo Berizzo will undergo surgery on Tuesday after being diagnosed with prostate cancer, the La Liga club have confirmed.Berizzo’s assistant Ernesto Marcucci, who also worked as his number two at Celta Vigo, will take charge of the first-team in his absence.In a statement, Sevilla said: “The return of the Argentine coach to Sevilla FC bench will depend both on the operation and on the evolution of the post-surgery . 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 “Sevilla FC is confident that this return will be as soon as possible.”Eduardo Berizzo is to undergo surgery this TuesdayHis return to the dugout will depend on post-operative development. Ernesto Marcucci will take charge of the First Team in his absence— Sevilla FC (@SevillaFC_ENG) November 27, 2017News of Berizzo’s illness came to light in the aftermath of Sevilla’s Champions League match against Liverpool last week, where Wissam Ben Yedder’s brace and a stoppage-time goal from Guido Pizarro secured a 3-3 draw from 3-0 down.A similarly stunning comeback followed on Sunday, with Villarreal two goals to the good before Clement Lenglet, Franco Vazquez and Ever Banega sealed a 3-2 triumph that leaves Sevilla fifth in La Liga.Marcucci’s first game in charge will be against Cartagena in the fourth round of the Copa del Rey on Wednesday, with his side holding a 3-0 advantage from last month’s first leg.last_img read more

Senate Approves Bill to Protect True Origin of Products

first_imgStory Highlights The Senate on Friday (March 9) approved the Protection of Geographical Indications Bill, with three amendments. The Senate on Friday (March 9) approved the Protection of Geographical Indications Bill, with three amendments.The Bill seeks to provide a stronger level of protection on geographical indications (GIs) of goods, thereby preventing a designation of a product as being made other than in the true place of origin.GIs are defined as indications that identify a good as originating in the territory of a region or locality where a given quality, reputation or other characteristic of the good is essentially attributable to its geographical origin.Piloting the Bill, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, said it is necessary to amend it to protect the country’s reputation from abuse of foreign competitors who would seek to misappropriate the country’s reputation.“This would be done by creating imitation Jamaican products. The amendments to the Act seek to accord the highest level of protection for the geographical indications afforded by the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS),” she said.Government Senator, Don Wehby, said the Bill will protect Jamaican goods and that it will benefit local farmers, as it will stimulate development.“It will encourage innovation and sustainability to the agro-industry and provide a sociocultural boost and a transformation of our farmers, and create employment,” he said.Opposition Senator, Sophia Fraser-Binns, also supported the legislation, noting that it is one of the tenets towards achieving greater intellectual property rights.Mrs. Fraser-Binns commended the Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO) for its work to “not just give support to intellectual property rights, but also to advocate and increase public education on the importance of intellectual property rights”.Among the provisions of the legislation is the extension of protection to all goods, including wines and spirits.It also seeks to provide for the establishment of a Geographical Indications Advisory Committee, which is tasked with the reviewing of applications for the registration of a geographical indication.It further makes provision for the utilisation of the Intellectual Property Journal, whereby certain requisite publications will be made by the Registrar of JIPO. GIs are defined as indications that identify a good as originating in the territory of a region or locality where a given quality, reputation or other characteristic of the good is essentially attributable to its geographical origin. Piloting the Bill, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, said it is necessary to amend it to protect the country’s reputation from abuse of foreign competitors who would seek to misappropriate the country’s reputation. last_img read more

Canadian dairy farmers accuse Trump of trying to drive them out of

first_imgOTTAWA – After enduring months of withering fire from Donald Trump’s bombastic Twitter feed, Canada’s dairy industry waded into the fray on Monday by accusing the U.S. president of wanting to put Canadian farmers out of business.Yet even as it did so, some in this country were calling for major reforms to the very system of protections for Canada’s dairy, egg and chicken farmers that first ignited — and has continued to sustain — Trump’s anger: supply management.Trump’s most recent salvo came in a series of tweets from Singapore late Sunday, where he again blasted Canada for charging a 270 per cent tariff on U.S. dairy imports, and levelled more personal attacks at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.Dairy Farmers of Canada president Pierre Lampron, which represents Canada’s roughly 12,000 dairy producers, fired back Monday by blasting Trump’s “personal attacks on our prime minister” and defending its supply-managed system.“Canadian dairy farmers and their families are concerned by the sustained attacks by President Trump with an aim to wiping out dairy farmers here at home,” Lampron added.The comments came as MPs from various parties followed what has become a tradition in Canada: declaring their unwavering support for farmers and the oft-maligned supply management system, which was first established in the 1970s.Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay was grilled by the NDP during question period after Trudeau indicated on NBC’s “Meet the Press” last week that the government was open to relaxing the system as part of a new NAFTA deal.“Our government strongly supports and is fully committed to maintaining the supply management system,” MacAulay replied. “The prime minister has indicated this clearly … and our negotiators at the NAFTA table have also indicated this clearly.”Yet some say it is past time to phase out the system, which limits dairy, egg and chicken production in Canada and imposes steep tariffs on foreign imports beyond a certain amount to keep the market from becoming saturated.For dairy products, which has been the focus of Trump’s anger, those tariffs range from nearly 300 per cent for excess imports of butter and cream to 270 per cent for certain dairy powders to 240 per cent for cheese, whole milk and yogurt.“No one wants to look like they’re conceding anything to Trump,” said Martha Hall Findlay, a former Liberal MP and leadership candidate who is currently president of the Calgary-based Canada West Foundation and a longtime advocate of ending supply management.“But this is a huge opportunity. We should actually move beyond supply management. It’s good for Canada, it’s good for the dairy industry.”Proponents of the system as it stands say it protects Canadian dairy, egg and chicken farmers from damaging price fluctuations in a manner that’s comparable to the way other countries support their agricultural sectors with subsidies.Critics like Hall Findlay say it is a barrier to successful free-trade deals such as NAFTA, and increases the cost of dairy, eggs and chicken for consumers, which has an unfairly disproportionate impact on low-income families.Yet there is also a tacit acknowledgment of the reality that virtually all federal political leaders face when it comes to supply management: the farmers who benefit are grouped in key ridings, particularly in Ontario and Quebec.In his forthcoming new book, Conservative MP Maxime Bernier suggests that his opposition to supply management was one of the reasons — if not the main reason — that he lost last year’s Conservative leadership campaign to Andrew Scheer, who supports it.The Harper Conservatives planned to ease restrictions on foreign dairy imports in 2015 as part of its plan to sign onto the Trans Pacific Partnership, an 11-country free trade agreement.But the Harper government was uniquely positioned, said Christopher Sands, director of the Center for Canadian Studies at Johns Hopkins University, in that it had money to compensate farmers, few seats in Quebec and a massive trade deal to sell at the time.For Trudeau, “there are fewer things he can get in exchange, there isn’t money to splash around to get farmers who have a quota to give it up and this is an important issue in Quebec, which provides many seats for the Trudeau government.”Jason Clemens, executive vice-president of the Vancouver-based Fraser Institute, which has long opposed supply management, nevertheless suggested it is potential winner for Canadians — and any party brave enough to take a stand.“If we had a federal leader who’s willing to stand up and say: ‘Yes, I’m willing to lose those seats in Ontario and Quebec because this is a national issue and we need to reduce prices on staple goods for all Canadians, particularly the poor,’ I think there would be resounding support for that policy.”— Follow @leeberthiaume on Twitter.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version erroneously said the Harper government planned to eliminate supply-managed dairy.last_img read more

Vehicles appear to cause more pollution than firecrackers SC

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court Tuesday asked why people were “running after” the firecracker industry when it seems vehicles are a “bigger” source of pollution. The top court has asked the Centre if there is any comparative study on the “proportion of pollution” caused by firecrackers and automobiles. It observed that people involved in manufacturing of firecrackers have lost jobs and said the court does not “wish to generate unemployment”. Also Read – Squadrons which participated in Balakot air strike awarded citations on IAF Day “Is there any comparative study on what proportion of pollution is caused by firecrackers and what proportion is caused by automobile? “It seems you are running after firecrackers but bigger pollution contributor is perhaps vehicles,” a bench of justices S A Bobde and S A Nazeer told Additional Solicitor General A N S Nadkarni, who is appearing for the Centre. The bench was hearing a plea which has sought a complete ban on the use of firecrackers across India on the ground that it gives rise to pollution.last_img read more

Morinho Claims Hes Still the Best Manager following Everton Heavy Defeat

Rabat – In a pure Morinho style, the FC Chelsea manager has lashed out at his critics following a 3-1 defeat at Everton this Saturday, saying no manager could match his records at the Stamford Bridge.Everton sent Chelsea crashing to their third Premier League defeat of the season on Saturday as striker Steven Naismith scored a hat-trick, in a 3-1 win.The result left the champions with only four points from their opening five matches, marking their worst start since 1988. This is the worst start to a season by any side defending the English Premier League title since its inception in 1992, British media reacted to Chelsea’s defeat.Meanwhile, Mourinho said he was still the champion and that there was no manager who could do a better job at Chelsea than him.BT Sports quoted Morinho as saying that Chelsea played for more than they got today and deserved a far better result.  But because things aren’t going their way right now, his players are short of confidence and are being punished for every mistake they make right now.“I know that now it’s easy for everybody to criticise me and the players and [say] ‘everything is wrong’. I completely disagree,” he argued.“I am the champion, the players are the champions. The way they are playing is not so bad as the results. ““I don’t think there is a better manager than me to come to Chelsea and to do my job. That’s as simple as that. I’m the man for the job,” Morinho concluded.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission read more

Unalaska expects record number of cruise ships

UNALASKA, Alaska — A record number of cruise ships are expected this year in Unalaska, in the Aleutians.Carlin Enlow, executive director of the local convention and visitors bureau, says 20 ships are scheduled, a big jump from past years. There were eight last year.Alaska’s Energy Desk reports the first ship is scheduled to arrive May 6. The season extends through September.The challenges of more visitors include co-ordinating buses from the port, extra pedestrian traffic and managing greater demand at stores and restaurants.Enlow says there also is a lack of infrastructure to handle a large influx of people and that the visitors’ bureau doesn’t solicit ships.The Aleutian Pribilof Island Community Development Association has invested in local ventures that would provide bike rentals and offer tours and recreational equipment.The Associated Press read more

GMOA says it will compile a traitors list of journalists

“We have created a point scheme. In Psychiatry, there is a method to identify people who betray the country. We are going to launch this list and keep it online with the materials you publish. So we can display that you are carrying out a contract,” he told a journalist of the newspaper. The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) has said that it will compile a ‘traitors’ list of journalists.President of the Government Medical Officers’ Association, Dr Anuruddha Padeniya has told The Sunday Observer newspaper that the trade union was currently in the process of compiling a ‘traitors’ list of journalists working against the interests of the motherland. The journalist reported that the article had not even been published yet, but Dr Padeniya responded that there was ‘no point’, because journalists at the Sunday Observer were supportive of selling the country. “You should be ashamed of doing such a job. If I were you, I would stay home and cultivate rather than work for a paper like yours,” the GMOA president charged during the conversation. “I know you must be recording this. That is good. Let others in your newspaper also listen to this,” Dr Padeniya added. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Magistracy has jurisdiction to hear extradition proceedings High Court Judge rules

….as Lawyers for US fugitive accused of murder to appeal decisionJustice JoAnn Barlow on Friday ruled that the Magistrate’s Court has the authority to proceed in the extradition case of Troy Thomas which is to continue there (Providence Magistrate’s Courts) on June 26.Accused: Troy Thomas (file photo)Thomas, of South Ozone Park, Queens, New York, who is accused of murdering Keith Frank on December 11, 2011, in the US, was earlier in this year arrested in Guyana by ranks of the Guyana Police Force.At the High Court on Friday, attorney for Thomas, Nigel Hughes requested a three weeks stay in the matter at the High Court which would allow him time to appeal the judge’s decision.This was objected to by Solicitor General, Kim Kyte Thomas who stated that their is no merit for the appeal.The stay was denied by Judge Barlow who stated that the time leading up to the continuation date is sufficient enough for Hughes to make his appeal.Thomas’ lawyers ( Nigel Hughes, Darren Wade and Bernard DaSilva) had moved to the High Court in a bid to block his extradition case on the grounds that the Magistrate’s Court had no jurisdiction to hear the case.Attorney-at-Law Wade had disputed that the extradition treaty between the United States of America (USA) and Guyana was never introduced into local law, and therefore it would have no effect, alluding to several cases in the past.Thomas was being hunted by the New York Police Department, and a wanted bulletin was issued for him in connection with the murder of Frank after an altercation outside of a South Richmond Hill party.It was then disclosed by US law enforcement agents that Thomas had fled the country to Canada within hours of his alleged crime.Shortly after, the man reportedly traveled to Guyana before the wanted bulletin which was issued by the US had reached Interpol. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related2011 US murder: Magistrate’s Court has no jurisdiction to hear case- Lawyers for the accusedMarch 27, 2018In “Court”Guyanese man wanted for murder in US extraditedApril 24, 2019In “Crime”US fugitive wanted for murder remanded as extradition proceedings to beginMarch 20, 2018In “Court” read more

Killybegs to be cheered on by Seamus Coleman as they chase county

first_imgTODAY HE’LL BE in action in Goodison Park in Liverpool while playing for Everton against Hull.And tomorrow afternoon his focus will be on MacCumhaill Park in Ballybofey while supporting his native Killybegs against Glenswilly.It’s a unique sporting weekend for Seamus Coleman but the Ireland international’s interest in Sunday’s county senior final is a recognition of his roots to his home in the fishing town on the Donegal coast.David Conwell is a key defender in the Killybegs side and was a neighbour of Coleman’s when the pair were growing up.“Seamus only lived across the road from me”, Conwell told ”His brother Frances played underage with me all the way up in GAA.“Seamus was three years younger than me and we played a wee bit of senior football together. He’d the same mentality as what you’re seeing now with Everton and Ireland.“He was full hearted, very committed and what you see is what you get. He played in the full back line but was dynamic enough to be in the half back line as well.“I played more soccer with him for the local team St Catherine’s. He was no different than most of the lads around here who all grew up in the housing estates. We played five a side soccer games and that’s where you created your character.”YouTube: JacksonsmediatvColeman was home a fortnight ago to cheer on Killybegs as they claimed a Donegal county semi-final win over Malin.Then last Friday night, the people of Killybegs cheered Coleman on as he captained Ireland in their World Cup qualifier against Germany in Cologne.“Without doubt it was a big thing for the town”, says Conwell. “It meant a lot for the people that know him. It’s not often you get to know someone who has that honour.“As far as I know he’s coming in to watch us tomorrow. He wouldn’t want to miss it. I know he’d love to be out there with us because he’s a great supporter of Killybegs.”Big DayFor the Killybegs players the focus is on attaining silverware. Three years ago they were left disappointed in the final against Naomh Conaill.This year they have shown their resilience. Killybegs have amazingly lost all 15 of their Division 1 football league games in Donegal this year. But the championship has been a success story.“It’s a strange one alright”, laughs Conwell. “The way we look at is that we get ourselves up more for championship games. We were also short players who were in the States for various league games this year.“And we’d a lot of guys who were playing soccer at the start of the year as well. Killybegs breed championship players and our boys have stood up this year when it matters.“The build up for the game is within the people in the town. We’re a wee bit more laid back. Hopefully we’ve learnt a lesson from 2010.“We got swamped by hype then but we’re focused now. We’re playing a very good team in Glenswilly who have an exceptional player in Michael Murphy. But I’m a confident player and I’m really looking forward to it.”Michael Murphy celebrates Glenswilly’s county final win in 2011.Pic: INPHO/Kieran Murray VIDEO: Seamus Coleman celebrates Killybegs county semi-final win6 Talking Points before this weekend’s GAA club actionlast_img read more

Poll Should neutrality be enshrined in the Irish Constitution

first_img Yes (6593) Nov 23rd 2016, 8:46 AM Poll: Should neutrality be enshrined in the Irish Constitution? The Independent Alliance wants a free vote on a bill proposed by Sinn Féin. Wednesday 23 Nov 2016, 8:46 AM 21,590 Views By Michelle Hennessy No (4173) Share499 Tweet Email YesNoI’m not sureVote Short URL Image: Poll Results: Defence Forces conduct a mission readiness exercise in preparation for peacekeeping deployment in the Lebanon. SINN FÉIN HAS proposed a Bill that would see neutrality enshrined in the Irish Constitution.The Irish Times reports Independent Alliance ministers have sought a free vote on the bill, as both Shane Ross and Finian McGrath previously voted in favour of a similar bill.However, the Taoiseach has insisted they observe Cabinet responsibility and vote with the government. Leo Varadkar told RTÉ’s Morning Ireland there was a “robust discussion” about it and that the government would reaffirm Ireland’s commitment to neutrality.We want to know what you think of Sinn Féin’s bill: Should neutrality be enshrined in the Irish Constitution? I’m not sure (604) Defence Forces conduct a mission readiness exercise in preparation for peacekeeping deployment in the Lebanon. Image: 203 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Poll Are you going to a religious service today

first_img Short URL Poll: Are you going to a religious service today? Like Christmas, today is a day when mass attendance is higher than usual. By Sean Murray Image: Vandeville Eric/ABACA/PA Images 156 Comments 30,308 Views Sunday 16 Apr 2017, 8:30 AM YesNoNo interest/No opinionVote No (12340)center_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Poll Results: Yes (6114) Apr 16th 2017, 8:30 AM TODAY IS EASTER Sunday.Celebrated by Christians as the day when Jesus Christ was resurrected from the dead, it is one of the most important days in the religious calendar.Like Christmas time, Easter Sunday is a day when attendance at churches across the country is higher than usual.So, today we’re asking you: Are you going to a religious service today? Share Tweet Email No interest/No opinion (461) Image: Vandeville Eric/ABACA/PA Imageslast_img read more

Rilakkuma Is Getting His Own Netflix Series

first_imgStay on target If you’re a big San-X fan, there’s no doubt you already know who Rilakkuma is. If you don’t, prepare to get acquainted, because Rilakkuma is getting his own TV series by way of Netflix.The series doesn’t have much of a title right now, going by “Rilakkuma Series” for now, but it will be 13 episodes long and will run for 11 minutes per episode. It’ll be animated via Dwarf Studio, who will be utilizing stop-motion animation to bring the cute little bear to life. Currently, it’s targeted for a release on Netflix in over 190 countries as of 2018, and it’s meant to celebrate Rilakkuma’s 15th anniversary.Rilakkuma is an adorable little bear that’s part of San-X’s stable of characters. San-X is a different company from Sanrio, so let’s get that out of the way first. Rilakkuma is an important part of the stationery creator’s stable, a bear with a portmanteau of the words “relax” and “bear” in Japanese. The bear’s story is an intriguing one, as he randomly appears in an office lady’s apartment one day. He’s not really different from a regular bear other than a special zipper on his back. When you unzip him, you can see a light blue polka dot pattern. It’s not clear why that zipper is even there.It’ll be an absolutely adorable show, that’s for sure. We’ll have to wait a little while before we can comment on it, but there’s no doubt it won’t be lacking in cuteness. Just look at how cute its subject is. Hello Kitty Heads to Hollywood With Her First Film DealAdamTots Presents: Deepmind Sanrio last_img read more