first_imgIs it because you believe that the fact that you made a cold call to a prospect you are entitled to a call back?Do you expect a call back because you’re too lazy to call back yourself?Is it because you return every telemarketing call you receive at home or at work?Do you expect a call back because you believe your dream client has nothing better to do than return calls from salespeople?Do you expect a call back because you’ve been so proactive in nurturing the relationship that your dream client recognizes you as someone who can help them with their biggest challenges or opportunities?Is it because your message demonstrated that you have concrete, actionable ideas that will help propel your dream client’s business forward?Should you expect a call back because your message was so different than your competitor’s that it pulls you out of the box in some meaningful way?There isn’t any reason to expect your prospective clients to call you back when you leave a voicemail message while cold calling. It’s nice when they do. But it’s too rare occurrence for you to expect it.It’s Not About a Call BackA call back isn’t ever the main reason to leave a message. Each message you leave is an opportunity to make a deposit in the relationship (or a withdraw).I’ve never understood why salespeople hang up without leaving a message. The benefit of leaving messages is that you are demonstrating your interest in working with your dream client. It proves that you’re serious and determined enough to keep trying. Hanging up is like knocking on someone’s door and running. How does it benefit you that the first time they answer is the very first time they hear your name?Leave a professional, value-creating voice mail message. Don’t expect a call back. Follow your call with an email. And another phone call. Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

first_imgRenault and Nissan have established a joint car factory in Chennai that is expected to manufacture 400,000 vehicles a year by 2015.Production of Nissan’s new sub-compact Micra will start in May 2010, while the manfacture of Renault’s Koleos and Fluence cars for India’s domestic market is planned in 2011.  Related Itemslast_img

first_imgMission Hills Group will design and build the school and its six indoor courts, but it will be operated by NBA China.The NBA already has three training academies in China for top male and female prospects.NBA China chief executive David Shoemaker said in a Mission Hills press statement: “This groundbreaking NBA Basketball School in Haikou further builds upon our commitment to developing young basketball talent in China. “We are delighted that Mission Hills Group shares our vision and are thrilled to have the opportunity to contribute to the government’s pledge to grow a sporting culture in Hainan Province.”Hainan, sometimes referred to as China’s equivalent of Hawaii, already hosts a Barcelona football academy, also in partnership with Mission Hills.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:08Smash hit? Tesla suffers broken glass mishap at launch of new truck07:50BYS Academy: Create a Fall Glam Makeup Look01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding PH chess team eyes 7 golds or more in 2017 ASEAN Para Games BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Along with football, basketball is the most popular sport in China and Bryant said the new facility — construction begins later this year — will be a boon to the Chinese game.“The Chinese youth will benefit from a complete approach to player development that combines NBA-quality coaching with NBA-level training,” said the retired five-time NBA champion.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I believe this partnership will lift the game of basketball to a higher level in China.”The 39-year-old was in the city of Haikou, on the southern Chinese island of Hainan, to unveil the project.center_img Retired basketball superstar Kobe Bryant enjoying himself during his Mamba Mentality Tour on Saturday night, June 25, 2016, at Araneta Coliseum in Cubao. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLos Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant announced plans Tuesday for China’s first NBA basketball school, a development the 18-time All-Star says will improve the game in the country.The NBA Basketball School-Mission Hills Haikou will be open to male and female players from junior up to professional level after its completion in 2019 and could help unearth the next Chinese basketball star.ADVERTISEMENT E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Read Next LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

first_imgLonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks to pass the ball as he drives against Dennis Smith Jr. #1 of the Dallas Mavericks during a semifinal game of the 2017 Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 16, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Los Angeles won 108-98. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFPLonzo Ball seems to be just what the Lakers needed.Yes, it’s only summer league, but Los Angeles is mired in a playoff drought and in much need of some excitement. Enter the No. 2 pick in the draft.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress “All press is good press, technically,” Finish Line content manager and creative strategist Brandon Edler said. “Just the fact that we continue to talk about their every single move is amazing for their brand. … Maybe his dad is just on a completely different level and he’s sitting there thinking, ‘Maybe this isn’t a great way to sell the shoe, but we’ve got everybody talking about us and every time somebody’s talking about us, that’s great for Big Baller Brand.’”Ball and his boisterous father, LaVar, just might be marketing geniuses with how they’ve kept his sneaker choice as headline news despite turning down lucrative offers from the major brands.The sneaker rotation is clearly a deliberate plan and LaVar continues to tell people he’s asking for a huge deal with one of the major companies.Many have criticized the hype machine and multiple summer league players have said they wouldn’t wear the brand. But those same players were supportive, even envious, of the concept of having their own independent fashion and sneaker line.The Ball method is certainly unconventional. Rarely does someone promote their own brand by featuring products from other companies. But Lonzo said that’s part of the Big Baller Brand — having the independence to do what one wants.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View comments LATEST STORIES Ball has created a buzz around the Los Angeles franchise — on and off the court.He has averaged 16.3 points, 9.3 assists and 7.7 rebounds in six summer league games in Las Vegas. The California native with Showtime-like flair has two triple-doubles and four double-digit assist games while leading the team to Monday night’s championship game. He will miss the final contest with a mild calf strain.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsHis absence Monday is almost throwaway line in the final chapter of Ball’s summer league story.The 19-year-old Ball made more headlines wearing different brands of sneakers each game. FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant It’s final: PBA veteran superstars to beef up Gilas in Fiba Asia in Lebanon Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim 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 The circus atmosphere off the court somewhat overshadows what Ball has done on the court.Ball has been impressive with is play-making skills.It all makes the 6-foot-6 Ball seem like an ideal for La La Land.He grew up in the suburb of Chino Hills and the City of Angels is used to big point guards with next level passing ability. Fellow rookie Kyle Kuzma has averaged 20.5 points per game in large part due to Ball’s pinpoint passes.Magic Johnson, the Lakers president of basketball operations, immediately laid out his expectations after drafting Ball — for the rookie’s number to hang from the Staples Center rafters. And the former UCLA star is making the architect of Showtime and owner of five championship rings look like a soothsayer.“Passing translates, I don’t care what level you’re on,” Johnson told Lakers.com. “Lakers fans are thirsty. … This team will be exciting and it starts with that point guard position. ”Lakers fans in Vegas are all on board for the Ball era.“I like the idea the Balls are taking control of their own lives and trying to start their own brand and do things their way,” said Mark Appelbaum, 51, who sat courtside in a Kobe Bryant high school jersey. “It’s brought life and excitement back to the Lakers because Lonzo brings life and excitement with the way he plays.“I don’t look at it as being brash I look at it as being confident. … I think it’s funny that people are making a big deal about it, he’s just doing what he wants.” El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

first_imgJust too good Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Executive vice president of basketball operations John Paxson said at the end of the season that Boylen would likely get an extension. The Bulls made it official on Friday, though they did not announce the length or financial terms.“Jim has a strong vision on where he wants to take this team, and he has done a great job establishing the culture that we want this organization to stand for as we continue to progress,” Paxson said in a statement. “He has tremendous passion for developing young talent, is a strong communicator and a good fit for this team. The organization is confident in the direction that he is taking our players, and we are committed to him.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe Bulls went 22-60 in the second year of their rebuild and finished with one of the worst records in franchise history. They were 5-19 when Hoiberg got fired and went 17-41 the rest of the way under Boylen.His first week was a rocky one with a team-record 56-point blowout loss and a few players raising the possibility of boycotting practice the following day after back-to-back games. Instead, there was a team meeting and a session with coaches and management. And Boylen started to connect with players. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles View comments Chicago believes it has the makings of a promising foundation with Lauri Markkanen, Zach LaVine, Wendell Carter Jr. and Otto Porter Jr. The Bulls figure to get a high draft pick, though they have just a 12.5% chance to win the lottery.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ Head coach Jim Boylen of the Chicago Bulls reacts as his team takes on the New York Knicks at the United Center on April 09, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. The Knicks defeated the Bulls 96-86. NOTE TO USER: Head coach Jim Boylen of the Chicago Bulls reacts as his team takes on the New York Knicks at the United Center on April 09, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. The Knicks defeated the Bulls 96-86. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFPCHICAGO — The Chicago Bulls and coach Jim Boylen have agreed to a contract extension.Boylen was already under contract for next season when the Bulls promoted him from assistant coach to take over for the fired Fred Hoiberg in December. They never gave him the interim tag.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostinglast_img read more

first_imgParis: Saina Nehwal beat Hong Kong’s Cheung Ngan Yi 23-21, 21-17 in 42 minutes to advance to the second round of the French Open here on Wednesday.Former world No. 1 Saina and the men’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty were the only Indians to record wins as the others continued their poor run. Rankireddy and Chirag recorded a 21-16, 21-14 win over Jelle Maas and Robin Tabeling of the Netherlands.Kidambi Srikanth, Parupalli Kashyap and Sameer Verma all crashed out of the Super-750 event with defeats in their respective first-round matches on Wednesday.Srikanth was beaten 21-15, 7-21, 14-21 by second seed Tien Chen Chou of Chinese Taipei in a continuation of what has been another bleak year for the former world No. 1.His chances of turning around the poor run look unlikely in the next two tournaments as he has been drawn against Japanese world No. 1 Kento Momota in his first-round matches at the China Open and Hong Kong Open.Sameer went down fighting in a close contest against Kenta Nishimoto of Japan, losing 22-20, 18-21, 18-21. Kashyap lost 11-21, 9-21 against Ng Ka Long Angus of Hong Kong. Chirag Shettyfrench openindian badmintonkidambi srikanth First Published: October 24, 2019, 8:50 AM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com 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_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementA 3-0 win over Southampton sees Chelsea secure an 8th unbeaten game under new manager Mauricio Sarri. Eden Hazard , who is in the form of his life , displayed another exquisite 90 minutes which included a clinically finished goal and an assist for Alvaro Morata. Ross Barkley , recently recalled to the England squad scored his first goal for the Blues.Even though Sarriball is gracefully underway and garnering appreciation among viewers , the defensive aspect of the London outfit has not been convincing as of yet. World record signing keeper , Kepa Arrizabalaga had to come alive to make several top drawer saves and keep the clean sheet intact. Poor marking at times by offensive minded Marcos Alonso and David Luiz concerned the travelling supporters today. Chelsea’s inability to profit off the 18 corners against Vida and 12 corners against the Saints is particularly alarming and goes to show that there is much work to be done in training as far as attacking set-pieces are concerned.Chelsea head into the international break with highest number of points (19) tied with scintillating Manchester City and Liverpool. The Blues can only hope their main man Eden Hazard will carry on his form after returning from the Belgian squad.“I don’t know if I’ve played better [than I am at the minute], I’m just playing good football because we [Chelsea] are playing good football.” said Hazard after his indelible performance.last_img read more

first_imgGreater Noida, Oct 15 (PTI) Karnataka did not impose a follow-on against Jharkhand despite taking a huge first innings lead as their Group B Ranji Trophy match ended in a predictable draw here today. Riding on Ishan Kishans brilliant unbeaten 159, Jharkhand were all out for 374 in their first innings in the morning session in reply to Karnatakas 577 for 6 declared. But surprisingly, Karnataka did not force a follow-on despite taking a 203-run first innings lead at the Greater Noida Sports Complex Ground. Karnataka batted for the second time and they were 162 for 3 in 53.4 overs on the fourth and final day and predictably the match ended in a draw. Karun Nair and Kunain Abbas remained not out 54 and 51 respectively as the two teams decided to call off the match. Nairs 54 not out came from 86 balls and was studded with six boundaries while Abbas faced 97 deliveries for his 51 not out and hit eight fours and one six. For Jharkhand, Samar Quadri took three wickets for 62 runs. Earlier, Jharkhand added 65 runs today after resuming at 309 for 6. Overnight centurion Ishan Kishan added 42 runs to remain not out on 159. He hit 16 fours and seven sixes while facing 211 balls. Karnataka collected three points for taking the first innings lead while Jharkhand got one. Brief Scores: Karnataka: 577/6 declared & 162/3 in 53.4 overs (Karun Nair 54 not out; Kunain Abbas 51 not out) Jharkhand: 374 all out in 115.1 overs (Ishan Kishan 159 not out; Krishnappa Gowtham 3/97, Shreyas Gopal 3/114). PTI PDS PDSlast_img read more

first_imgNagpur, Nov 2 (PTI) Experienced doubles specialist Manu Attri guided defending champions and title-favourites Petroleum Sports Promotional Board (PSPB) to the finals of the Inter?State Inter Zonal Championship here today.Attri clinched the mixed doubles and mens doubles match along with his partners — N Sikki Reddy and Pranaav Chopra — repectively, while G Ruthvika Shivani won the womens singles match to help PSPB beat Maharashtra 3-1 to reach the finals.For Madhya Pradesh, Shriyanshi Pardeshi registered win in the womens singles, while mens doubles pair of Alap Mishra & Abhimanyu Singh and mixed doubles combo of Kushboo Patel & Shubham Prajapati won their respective matches to outwit Manipur 3-1 in the other semifinal.After a high-profile inauguration ceremony got the 73rd edition of the tournament to a smashing start, shuttlers produced some riveting on-court action at the Divisional Sports Complex here.Over 4500 school children attended the inaugural ceremony as the kids danced to the tune of traditional dhol and cheered the players.A total of six ties were played over the course of the day and the finals will be played tomorrow.Maharashtra Badminton Association President Arun Lakhani said, “We wish to take Nationals to the level of Super Series. It should be a unique event where all the top national players participate. Steps taken at Nagpur are towards the same, offering best playing conditions and support.Results:Team championship:Semifinals:PSPB bt Mahaashtra 3-1 (Manu Attri & N Sikki Reddy bt Akshay Dewalkar & Sanjana Santosh 21-16, 21-14; RMV Guru Sai Dutt lost to Kaushal Dharmamer 14-21, 22-20, 11-21; G Ruthvika Shivani bt Neha Pandit 21-12, 21-15; Manu Attri & Pranaav Chopra bt Akshay Dewalkar & Prasad Shetty 21-13, 21-9).advertisementMP bt Manipur 3-1 (Kushboo Patel & Shubham Prajapati bt K Dingku Singh & N. Purnima Devi 19-21, 21-19, 21-16; Shubham Prajapati lost to Maisnam Meiraba 12-21, 22-20, 18-21; Shriyanshi Pardeshi bt Angita Naorem 21-4, 21-5; Alap Mishra & Abhimanyu Singh bt Manjit Singh Khwairakpam & Dingku Singh Konthoujam 21-19, 22-20). PTI ATK ATKlast_img read more

first_imgClaude Puel has said Riyad Mahrez will not play for Leicester at Manchester City on Saturday. The forward has not trained or played since a move to the Etihad Stadium fell through on transfer deadline day. Share on Twitter Reuse this content Share on Facebook Share via Email Speaking at his pre-match press conference on Thursday, Puel said: “I think Riyad is not available for Saturday’s game. I hope Riyad can get his head right and come back with us and work hard. The best way is for him to come back and enjoy his football.“He is a magnificent player and he enjoys his football. He loves his team-mates, and that’s important. He loves to touch the football but he needs to come back right. I hope he can come back with a good attitude and prepared to work, but he will need time and time to be match-fit.”The Leicester manager added: “It’s important this remains inside the club and private, not in the public. The most important thing for me is to keep Riyad and the club and the fans united and in a good way about this. It is important to keep a good feeling together through these difficulties.” Share on Messenger news Read morecenter_img David Squires on … Riyad Mahrez and his Leicester City impasse Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn Leicester City Share on WhatsApp Manchester City Topicslast_img read more

first_imgUNLV's "TARK" uniform patch.UNLV’s men’s basketball team will honor its former coach, Jerry Tarkanian, with a commemorative patch on their jerseys the remainder of this season. Tarkanian, who coached the Rebels from 1973-92, winning the national championship in 1990, passed away Wednesday morning at the age of 84. UNLV (14-10, 5-6 MWC) will sport a black “TARK” patch, paying tribute to their former coach known to many as “Tark the Shark.” #UNLVmbb will wear patches that look like this the rest of the season pic.twitter.com/NE9lWzsqbR— Taylor Bern (@TaylorBern) February 11, 2015Tarkanian was one of the greatest coaches college basketball has ever seen, recording 729 wins across all divisions. UNLV is set to face Air Force in Colorado on Saturday.last_img read more

first_imgGabriel Jesus scored a brace as Manchester City beat 10-man Wolves 3-0 at home to cut Liverpool’s lead at the top of the Premier League back to four points.Jesus followed his five goals in two cup games last week with a first-half double as City recorded a fifth straight win in all competitions at the Etihad Stadium on Monday.Wolves had Willy Boly sent off in between Jesus’ goals, the centre-back dismissed for a lunge on Bernardo Silva although he got some of the ball, with Nuno Espirito Santo’s side well beaten. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Conor Coady’s late own goal completed the scoring on a particularly special occasion for David Silva, whose 267th Premier League game for City moves him above Joe Hart into top spot in the club’s appearance list for the competition.@21LVA – Our record @premierleague appearance-maker! #mancity pic.twitter.com/X5tMvXeB6H— Manchester City (@ManCity) January 14, 2019City led inside 10 minutes as Jesus continued his hot streak with his sixth goal of 2019.Aymeric Laporte sent Leroy Sane sprinting in behind Matt Doherty and the rapid winger delivered a low left-wing cross that Jesus slid in to meet at the back post.Wolves’ task was made greater in the 19th minute when Boly, who scored with his hand when the reverse fixture was drawn 1-1, saw red for a heavy challenge on Bernardo Silva.And it was 2-0 before the break, Jesus doubling the City lead by sending Rui Patricio the wrong way from the penalty spot after Raheem Sterling was brought down by Ryan Bennett.City had to wait for their third goal, substitute Kevin De Bruyne seeing his wicked ball into the box take a slight deflection off Wolves captain Coady with 12 minutes to go, but the message to leaders Liverpool was clear.12 goals in his last eight games at the Etihad for @gabrieljesus33.Home comforts  2-0  #MCIWOL #mancity pic.twitter.com/f9hEsVQSbJ— Manchester City (@ManCity) January 14, 2019What does it mean? City keeping pace with RedsThe gap is back down to four points but could be stretched to seven by Liverpool before City take to the field again. Crystal Palace at home on Saturday should be another victory for the Reds but the title race has a long way to go. Meanwhile, Wolves are 11th and should survive fairly comfortably.Jesus stays in form with Aguero benchedAfter his four-goal haul against Burton Albion in the EFL Cup semi-final last week, Jesus hit another two goals to show his confidence levels are now high after a poor run of form. He also shook off a sickening collision with the post. Pep Guardiola will have a big decision to make in attack once Sergio Aguero, who replaced Jesus from the bench, is fully recovered from illness.Boly gives Wolves a mountain a climbWolves were clinging on even before Boly uncharacteristically decided to lunge in on Bernardo Silva. The defender got a piece of the ball but referee Craig Pawson deemed him to have used excessive force. City fans may feel karma struck after Boly’s handball goal back in August.Key Opta facts- Manchester City have lost just one of their last 15 Premier League games at the Etihad (W13 D1 L1), a 2-3 defeat against Crystal Palace in December.- Wolves have lost eight of their last nine top-flight games played on Monday (W1), including all four such games in the Premier League.- Man City are unbeaten in their last 35 Premier League games at the Etihad against promoted sides (W31 D4), since a 0-2 defeat against Reading back in February 2007.- Manchester City have lost none of the 20 Premier League games in which Gabriel Jesus has scored (W19 D1), winning each of the last 17. – Gabriel Jesus has scored 12 goals in his last eight appearances for Man City in all competitions at the Etihad Stadium. 23 – Since the start of last season, Leroy Sane has provided 23 Premier League assists, five more than any other player in that period. Vision. pic.twitter.com/KSpW9Vm0E6— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 14, 2019What’s next?Wolves host Leicester City in the Premier League on Saturday, with City seeking to extend their winning run when they make the short trip to managerless Huddersfield Town a day later. read morelast_img read more

first_imgzoom The prohibitive taxes announced in Bangladesh’s recent budget will be reversed for the next two years, at the very least, cash buyer of ships for recycling GMS said.Members of the Bangladesh Ship Breakers Association (BSBA) had reportedly lobbied the finance ministry since the initial announcement was made, whereby a 15% increase in value-added tax (VAT) was to be levied on all incoming ships. This week, the BSBA appear to have finally succeeded in getting these duties overturned.Subsequently, cash buyers witnessed an increase in demand and enquiries emerging from Bangladesh as prices shot up by least USD 20/LDT from the inert and hesitant levels of last week.As a result, a number of deals were reportedly concluded to local buyers this week and some of those units, that were likely destined for Indian or Pakistani shores, will probably be redirected towards Chittagong in order take advantage of the renewed pricing on offer there.GMS informed that, for now, demand and pricing are expected to remain firm going into the remainder of July and it is likely that a number of high priced deals would be concluded at increasingly firm numbers.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: The police arrested a person on Saturday, for his alleged involvement in the murder of his wife and father. The incident took place at China Town in Tangra on Friday, triggering tension among the local residents.The victims have been identified as Lee Ka Sang (80) and Hau Mi Ha (60). The accused, Lee Wan Sang, the husband of Mi Ha and a son of Ka Sang, has admitted to his crime during a prolonged police interrogation. Lee might have been involved in an extra marital relationship, which had deteriorated the relation between the couple, suspect police as per the preliminary investigation. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe investigating officers came to know in the course of the probe that the couple used to have frequent quarrels after Mi Ha came to know about her husband’s illicit relationship with another woman. She had also raised a strong objection to the extra marital relationship but failed to dissuade her husband. On Friday night, a quarrel broke out between the two. During the scuffle, the accused hit his wife with an iron bucket in a fit of rage, resulting in serious injuries to her head. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThe accused’s father rushed to the spot and found the woman lying in a pool of blood. After his father demanded an explanation as to why he had hit his wife, Lee hit his father with the same bucket. After committing the crime, the accused locked the main entrance gate from inside and left the house by jumping over the boundary wall of the house, to evade suspicion of the police. A few hours after the incident, the accused returned home and drew the attention of the local residents to the locked door. He then entered the house again, along with others. The local residents called the police after seeing the bodies inside. The investigating officers soon went through the tower location of the mobile phone of the accused and found that he was there at the same spot at the time of the incident. Police also recovered the bucket which contained blood stains. Lee subsequently collapsed during interrogation and admitted to the twin murder.last_img read more

first_imgBURLINGTON, Ont. – A 32-year-old man was shot and killed following an exchange of gunfire with police that also sent two officers to hospital west of Toronto, Ontario’s police watchdog said.Five officers were involved in the shootout at a Burlington, Ont., gas station early Saturday morning, said Monica Hudon, a spokeswoman for the Special Investigations Unit.“When the man exited the gas station bathroom there was an exchange of gunfire between him and five police officers,” she said.She said four of the officers were members of the Halton Region police and one was a provincial police officer.Hudon said the man, who has not been publicly identified, was shot and pronounced dead on scene.“Two Halton police officers were also struck and they were taken to hospital for treatment,” she said, adding that the officers are in non-life threatening condition.She said one of the officers who was shot was engaged in gunfire with the man while the other officer who was injured was not shooting at the man.Halton Deputy Chief Nishan Duraiappah wrote on Twitter that he visited the two officers in hospital and that they are in “good spirits and in good hands.”Premier Doug Ford said he has visited the officers and their families.“I’m happy to say that they’ll be OK,” Ford told a crowd gathered in Vaughan, Ont., for his annual Ford Fest barbecue.Hudon said police were initially looking for a suspect involved in a collision, and around 5:30 a.m. police received a call about a suspicious man in a gas station bathroom.She said shots were fired when police arrived to investigate.Ontario provincial police spokesman Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said officers were investigating a two-vehicle collision about a hour before the shooting.He said the male driver of one of the vehicles fled the scene on foot, and he is believed to be the man involved in the shooting at the gas station, which is just over two kilometres away from where the crash occurred.Police tape closed off the gas station for much of Saturday and Hudon said five investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to the case.The SIU is automatically called in to investigate reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault.last_img read more

Indigenous peoples around the world continue to suffer from prejudice and marginalization, Deputy Secretary-General Asha Rose-Migiro told the opening session today of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.“Powerful forces continue to take land from indigenous peoples, denigrate their cultures, suppress their languages and even directly attack their very lives,” warned Ms. Migiro.“These acts violate every principle enshrined in the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples,” she added.Some 2,000 participants from around the world converged on UN Headquarters in New York to discuss furthering the implementation of the landmark 2007 Declaration, which gained momentum last month when Australia officially endorsed the document after being one of four countries to vote against it along with Canada, New Zealand and the United States. The non-binding text sets out the individual and collective rights of the world’s almost 400 million indigenous peoples, as well as their rights to culture, identity, language, employment, health, education and other issues.It also prohibits discrimination against indigenous peoples and promotes their full and effective participation in all matters that concern them, and their right to remain distinct and to pursue their own visions of economic and social development. “The General Assembly solemnly proclaimed that the Declaration is a standard of achievement to be pursued in spirit of partnership and mutual respect,” said Ms. Migiro.The Deputy Secretary-General stressed that just raising living standards for indigenous peoples is not enough. “Protecting indigenous communities and their wealth of wisdom will not only enhance their lives, it will serve the interest of all people concerned about a healthy future for our planet.”She warned that the world ignores “indigenous peoples at our peril but if we listen to them society as a whole will benefit.” Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, Chair of the Permanent Forum, told reporters in New York that most of the remaining oil, gas and mineral resources “are now found in indigenous peoples’ territories because we have been struggling against these kinds of [mining] operations.”She said that this was fortunate as the resources are still in the ground but also a “curse” because “it brings all these unaccountable corporations to come and exploit it without the permission of indigenous people.”Discussions at the two-week gathering will focus on the relationship between indigenous peoples and industrial corporations and the need to promote corporate social responsibility, in particular a report noting that mining for minerals, oil and gas disproportionately impacts indigenous peoples. Other issues on the Forum’s agenda, which concludes on 29 May, include climate change, the Arctic region and land tenure. 18 May 2009Indigenous peoples around the world continue to suffer from prejudice and marginalization, Deputy Secretary-General Asha Rose-Migiro told the opening session today of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. read more

TORONTO – Rogers Communications Inc. said Thursday its third-quarter profit declined more than 28% as the telecom and media company pushed ahead with changes intended to improve its long-term performance.The Toronto-based cable and wireless company, which also owns one of Canada’s largest media businesses, reported $332 million of net income, or 64 cents per share — down from $464 million, or 90 cents per share.Adjusted profits were equal to 78 cents per share, which was six cents below analyst estimates compiled by Thomson Reuters. Revenue increased 1% to $3.25 billion, coming within analyst expectations.Shares of the company dropped 2%, or 87 cents, to $42.56 in morning trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.Rogers has been working on a multi-year plan to improve its results, including a reorganization of its operations under the leadership of chief executive Guy Laurence, who said the third quarter results are where the company expected.The company — which has a national wireless network, regional cable operations in Ontario and Atlantic Canada, and major broadcast, print and digital media operations — is reaffirming its guidance for 2014 but says its adjusted operating profit and free cash flow will likely be at the lower end of the range.Within the results, wireless revenue grew 2% to $1.88 billion, as the company added 17,000 new postpaid subscribers, a smaller amount than last year.Cable revenue slipped one% to $864 million as the company lost 30,000 TV subscribers and faced more pricing competition.Rogers breaking CRTC rules with exclusive features in NHL sports app, says Bell TVNetflix Inc, Rogers Communications Inc team up for Canadian-produced drama series ‘Between’Rogers taps Cisco’s president to head enterprise unit as telecom restructuring continuesThe media division, which houses Rogers’ print and digital publications, TV and radio stations, and the Toronto Blue Jays, reported flat revenues of $440 million.Laurence, a former Vodafone UK CEO who joined the company last December, told analysts Thursday that Rogers has reduced layers of its management and cut the number of executives ranked vice president and above by 15%.“It is not a trivial exercise but it is now complete,” he said.Rogers — which has Canada’s largest base of mobile phone subscribers and one of the country’s largest cable and Internet operations — has been losing market share to long-time rivals Bell, owned by BCE Inc., and Telus.Earlier this week, Bell’s parent company filed an application with the broadcast regulator that included concerns over Rogers new NHL GamePlus mobile app, which offers multiple camera angles that users can interact with through the software.Bell told the CRTC that it believes the app violates certain regulatory rules that require content created for broadcasters to be made available to all competitors. The company said the app should be made available for free to all NHL GameCentre Live subscribers, not just Rogers customers.Rogers has said the features, which include cameras mounted on referee’s helmet, were created for an interactive platform and wouldn’t have been developed solely for TV broadcasts — therefore are exempt under the rules. The company has until Nov. 20 to respond formally to the complaint.“They are complaining and trying to stifle innovation in hockey instead of actually applauding it, which is what we see from pretty much everybody else,” Laurence told analysts.“Obviously we don’t believe that we have transgressed any rules, and we will continue to focus on delivering innovation for consumers, and not fighting little petty fights such as this. I don’t think they will win. Let’s see.”Laurence also told analysts he is “not seeking to get a lot of revenue” from the Game Centre Live app, but considers the product akin to a business-class upgrade for airlines, where coach customers have the option to upgrade for a price. read more

With 300,000 households in southern Sudan in dire need of seeds and tools, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has for the first time delivered a substantial amount of both items by road for tens of thousands of people in previously inaccessible rebel held areas in the Nuba Mountains.”It is a real breakthrough that FAO succeeded in delivering seeds and tools by road to people who have been living under insecure and extreme conditions,” Anne M. Bauer, Director for FAO’s Emergency Operations and Rehabilitation said in a statement released in Rome today. “This project will make farmers and their families less dependent on food aid and could be a contribution to peace and stability in the region.”More than 10,500 households benefited from the assistance in the region, controlled by the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A), where many people have been forced off the plains by war and are now living in precarious conditions, cultivating limited agricultural land on steep slopes and flat land on the top of and in between hills. The delivery became possible after a ceasefire agreement between the Sudanese government and the rebels in January 2002.FAO distributed 130 tons of sorghum, maize, sesame, cowpea, groundnut and vegetable seeds to different parts of the area. Farmers also received 13,400 agricultural tools in the project, which supports the resettlement of returnees and the early rehabilitation of agriculture. FAO has also distributed 154 tons of local crop seeds and more than 16,000 hand tools to displaced people and returnees in areas controlled by the government. This relief aid will improve the food situation of an estimated 12,500 farm families.In total, the delivery of seeds and tools is expected to result in the production of 8,200 tons of food in 2003.The project is financed by the governments of Norway as the main contributor, the Netherlands and Sweden. FAO said some 300 000 households in southern Sudan are in dire need of seeds and tools, estimated at nearly $8.6 million, to resume farming in the upcoming season starting this month. So far, FAO has received $1.7 million. read more

Middle Passage Artist: Sofia CASTELO/Adriana TIHON | Nationality: Portugal/Romania Mémorial d’Ebène Artist: Nicolas GRUN/Pierre LAURENT | Nationality: France Palenque Artist: Jaime CASTELLANOS | Nationality: Colombia/France 80 Million Beats of the Heart Artist: Pertti Kukkonen | Nationality: Finland Untitled Artist: Hanxi WANG | Nationality: UK/China Ark of Return Artist: Rodney LEON | Nationality: USA ‹ › The winning design was unanimously chosen by a committee of five international judges who met at UN Headquarters in August. Ahead of the judging, they spoke with UN Television about how their decisions were shaped. Ashfar Isahq is the Chairman of the International Children’s Art Foundation. He said he founded the organization to harness children’s imagination for positive change.“At the end of the day, I and my work with children means that I have to look at an inner voice that tells me that this is what children and future generations will like,” Mr. Isahq said. “I listen to that inner voice to make my selection.”Curator and artist Dominique Fontaine said she was looking for a certain aesthetic value, one “that will appeal to the viewer.”From New York University, Michael Gomez, a professor of History and Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies who specializes in the African Diaspora, said he was primarily interested in identifying a piece that spoke directly to the experience of the transatlantic slave trade and the significance of that trade. “I was interested in finding a project that would in some way give expression to that experience, and would allow those who would visit the memorial to have a good sense of what that experience was about and its ongoing implication for various societies,” Mr. Gomez told UN Producer, Mary Ferreira.Meanwhile, David Boxer, a former curator at the National Gallery of Jamaica said the real challenge for him was to find a piece that both spoke to the tragedy itself – which he said required a memorial in a “more traditional sense” – and something that is inspirational.Mr. Boxer said he was looking for a piece “that looks to the future, that deals with the whole question of hope. That things are going to improve, that things are going to become better. So it’s how do you combine those two sentiments into a single monument.”Completing the jury, Nadia Bakhurji, and architect, women’s empowerment advocate and former Board Member of Saudi Council of Engineers, said she knew the winning design right away.“I had emotional reactions to some of the sculptures and I knew which one would be the right one because it has to be the one that will really inspire thought provoking ideas, make you step back and say – oh my God, is that really what happened and how can we prevent that from happening again,” Ms. Bakhurji said. She added that she was also looking for a design that bridged educational and spiritual experiences. The judges made their unanimous selection after meeting with each of the seven finalists, each of whom also spoke with UN Television ahead of their presentations. The winner, Mr. Leon, said the competition was “a once in the lifetime opportunity to do something which is going to last generations and has had an impact on so many people’s lives, not only spiritually and emotionally but also in an educational capacity, as well.” Hanxi Wang, an architectural student from China who submitted ‘Untitled’, said just getting to the finalist stage, after being one of 16 shortlisted artists, was “already incredible.” Carlo Gandolfi, an architect from Italy, worked with Paola Passeri, Alessandra Ripa, and Monica Sachetti to create ‘The Wounded Earth.’ “We put a lot of effort into this project,” Mr. Gandolfi said ahead of entering the board room where the jury was waiting for a presentation of the design.Pertti Kukkonen, a Finnish sculptor was straightforward about his aspirations for the design, ‘80 Million Beats of the Heart’. “I want to win this,” Mr. Kukkonen said. “This is maybe one of the most interesting days in my life.”From France, the team of Pierre Laurent and Nicolas Grun said they were nervous “but in a good way” ahead of the judging. “It’s normal to be nervous because there is a lot going on behind this project,” Mr. Laurent told UNTV. “We would like the jury to understand and capture what we have done. So that’s why we are nervous, but in a good way.”Portuguese architect Sofia Castelo, who created ‘Middle Passage’ with Romanian Adriana Thion, said: “I’m just very enthusiastic about the project and I’m excited to be here.”The final contestant, Jaime Catelanos, a Colombian-French architect, whose piece “Palenque” features what look like orange metal slabs, said he was nervous but, “I think I will forget very quickly – the panic – as we call it.” In addition to today’s first place winner, the Panel of Judges awarded Mr. Grun and Mr. Laurent a second place awards. Two designs – Middle Passage and The Wounded Earth – were named as third place winners. All designs aimed to honour the more than 15 million men, women and children who were victimized in the transatlantic slave trade for over 400 years, and created the largest forced migration in history.Learn more about the transatlantic slave trade in a UN News Centre archival photo story. The Wounded Earth Artist: Carlo GANDOLFI/Paola PASSERI/Alessandra RIPA/Monica SACHETTI | Nationality: Italy Unveiling Rodney Leon’s ‘Ark of Return’, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the memorial “will serve as a reminder of the bravery of those slaves, abolitionists and unsung heroes who managed to rise up against an oppressive system, fight for their freedom and end the practice.”The ceremony, held on the eve of the General Assembly’s annual debate, was also attended by the President of the body’s 68th session, John Ashe, who commended all participants in the competition for “being a voice of change and hope” whose ability to create meaningful artwork “deepens our faith in human goodness and decency, and for this, we are all grateful.” The piece by Mr. Leon, a designer and architect of the African Burial Ground National Monument in lower Manhattan, features a “symbolic spiritual space and object where one can interact and pass through for acknowledgement, contemplation, meditation, reflection, healing, education and transformation,” according to its creator. Mr. Leon’s work was selected from among 310 design proposals from 83 countries in a competition launched two years ago by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), with support from the UN Department of Public Information’s Remember Slavery Programme, and Member States from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the African Union. Jamaica, as the Chairman of the Permanent Memorial Committee, was represented at today’s event by Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller. UNECO Director-General Irina Bokova, who also participated, said she was “moved” to be participating in the event given she just returned from Haiti where the memory of slavery and the slave trade carries precious significance not just of suffering but also of “victorious fight from oppression for freedom”. The design had to be created around the theme of “Acknowledging the Tragedy; Considering the legacy; Lest we forget”. It was to be not only a symbol, but part of an educational process in memory of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade, and to architecturally embody each affected region of the transatlantic slave trade – Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, and the Americas.It also had to artistically complement to the landscape of the UN Headquarters, described by UNESCO as “an iconic site that will deepen, both visually and spiritually, the visitor’s experience of this important environment.” List of Finalists read more

The report, entitled “Preventing nutrient loss and waste across the food system: Policy actions for high-quality diets”, concludes that regularly eating poor-quality food has become a greater public health threat than malaria, tuberculosis or measles.Meanwhile, approximately one-third of food produced for human consumption never reaches the consumer’s plate or bowl. Nutrient-rich foods, such as fruits, vegetables, seafood and meats are highly perishable, rendering them susceptible to losses throughout increasingly complex food production systems.According the report, each year more than half of all globally-produced fruits and vegetables are lost or wasted. Moreover, around 25 per cent of all meat produced, equivalent to 75 million cows, goes uneaten.”To tackle all forms of malnutrition and promote healthy diets, we need to put in place food systems that increase the availability, affordability and consumption of fresh, nutrient-rich food for everyone,” said José Graziano da Silva, FAO Director-General.Reducing food loss and waste, particularly high-nutrient foods, not only has nutritional benefits, but also contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and should be a new priority for improving nutrition.We need to put in place food systems that increase the availability [of] nutrient-rich food for everyone – FAO chief“Taking specific actions to reduce the losses and waste of fresh and nutritious food is a fundamental part of this effort,” asserted Mr. da Silva, who is also a member of the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition, joint report author.Taking actionTo remedy this the report proposes a series of policy actions across the entire food system, including educating all concerned; focusing on perishable foods; improving public and private infrastructure; and closing data gaps on food losses and waste.FAO data indicates that in low-income countries, food is mostly lost during harvesting, storage, processing and transportation; while in high-income nations the problem lies in retail and consumer level waste. Together, they directly impact the number of calories and nutrients actually available for consumption.Given the direct impact on wellbeing, learning capacity and productivity, the loss and waste of micronutrients is of particular concern.Globally, agriculture produces 22 per cent more vitamin A than we require. However, after loss and waste, the amount available for human consumption is 11 per cent less than required. Reducing the loss and waste of nutritious foods could therefore yield substantial health benefits.With the value of global food lost or wasted annually, estimated to be around $1 trillion, cutting down on waste would also yield major economic benefits. Additionally, eating more of the food already produced, would avoid wasting the water, land and energy that went into its production, said FAO. read more