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You Are Going to Need a Pencil Sharpener

first_img 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 Now If you don’t create some differentiated value throughout the sales process, starting from the very first meeting with your dream client, then you can expect to be commoditized. If they don’t get the experience of working with someone that they believe has a greater ability to help them produce results than any of their peers, your client will not perceive you as different enough to pay more.In a larger amount than you might imagine, you are the value proposition.If you don’t have the insights, ideas, business acumen, and situational knowledge that allows you to position yourself as a peer, a trusted advisor, and someone who can provide good counsel, then you are going to look and sound a lot like your competitors. When you look and sound like everyone else, you force the client to find the differentiation on their own, and the easiest place to find that is in your pricing.It is your job to explain why you are different, how you are different, and how that differentiation is worth paying more to obtain.The delta between your price and your competitor’s price is your problem to solve. You have to be able to explain why your prospective client needs to make that additional investment to produce the better results they need. You are also responsible for explaining how underinvesting is going to put their results at risk, and potentially cause even greater challenges.You have to be able to justify the delta between your price and your competitor’s pricing. If you want your prospective client to understand the difference, you have to teach them. You have to help them defend the investment inside their own company.If you can’t differentiate yourself and your offering, if you can’t provide value outside of your solution, and if you can’t justify the greater investment your solution requires, you’re going to need a pencil sharpener.last_img read more

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PH chinlone squad catches eye of gold-medal coach

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Rhemwil Catana and Johnjohn Bobier of Philippines during the Chinlone event at the 2017 SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur where Chinlone team won the 1st silver for the country.INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZKUALA LUMPUR—The Philippines sepak takraw chinlone team may not have won the gold, but it gained respect from the one that won it.Malaysia’s coach Mohd Yusoff Abdullah cited the Filipino’s natural flair in the sport that requires coordination and athleticism.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Reality hits PH netball athletes hard in Malaysia “The Philippines is relatively new in this sport and given time, they will be a team to watch,” said Abdullah.The Filipinos dropped the gold medal match to the host Wednesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“This gold medal means a lot. It is the first step towards achieving our target. The players were excellent in controlling the ball. Their spirit was high,” added the Malaysian mentor.After winning the first gold of the 29th Southeast Asian Games, Malaysia sports minister YB Brig. Gen. Khairy Jamaluddin told the host’s athletes: “One down, 110 to go.” Malaysia, whose 60th Independence Day coincides with its fourth SEA Games hosting, is gunning for 111 golds, the same number it did in winning the 2001 edition.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side View commentslast_img read more

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Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid lose appeals against transfer bans

first_imgReal Madrid and Atletico Madrid have lost their appeals against transfer bans which were imposed on them for breaching rules on signing non-Spanish under-18 players, soccer’s governing body FIFA said on Thursday.The decision by FIFA’s Appeal Committee means that neither club can register players during the next two transfer windows and will have to wait until January 2018 to make any new signings.The bans were initially imposed by FIFA’s disciplinary committee in January, but were temporarily lifted pending appeals later the same month, allowing them to sign players in the transfer window which ended last month. (Also read: Striker Alvaro Morata pleased to be back with Real Madrid)A statement said the Appeal Committee had decided to “confirm in their entirety the decisions rendered by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee in the respective cases relating to the protection of minors.”FIFA also maintained fines of 900,000 Swiss francs ($925,069.38) on Atletico Madrid and 360,000 francs on record 11-times European champions Real.Both clubs, who have denied wrongdoing, have also been issued with a reprimand and a warning and given 90 days in which to regularise the situation of all minor players concerned. (Also read: Atletico Madrid agree to sign Argentina midfielder Nicolas Gaitan)Real and Atletico met in the final of this year’s Champions League with Real winning on penalties after a 1-1 draw.FIFA said that its rules, which ban international transfers of under-18 players except in certain circumstances, existed to “protect minors who move to other countries and prevent soccer clubs from exploiting them.”advertisementFIFA says that, in the past, trafficking of young players has left to some minors being virtually abandoned on the streets of foreign countries.”Although FIFA’s approach may appear harsh in an individual case, it is only by enforcing the rules consistently and strictly that the abuses of the past can be avoided and a proper and safe development of minor players secured,” FIFA said.FIFA received 2,716 applications for the transfer of minors in 2015, of which 393 were rejected, it said.($1 = 0.9729 Swiss francs)last_img read more

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Scoot For Boots

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) footwear partner X-Blades is giving away one free pair of X-Blades boots to every affiliated competition in Australia!What a great prize these will make for your next fundraising raffle, MVP award or that special thank you to a dedicated volunteer.To redeem your free pair of X-Blades boots, simply update your details, contacts and locator information on Touch Football Online (TFO) before January 1, 2015. For instructions on how to update your details please click on the attachments below.  For further instructions on converting to TFO please contact Lauren Atkinson, TFA Affiliate Services Coordinator on (02) 6212 2800 or lauren.atkinson@austouch.com.au.  Get in quick and scoot over to TFO for your new X Blades boots!Related Filesxblades_promotion-pdfdetails__contacts___locator-pdfRelated LinksBlades Free Boots!last_img read more

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Solid Waste Management Regulations Near Completion

first_imgStory Highlights “They are in the final stages now,” said Executive Director of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), Audley Gordon. Regulations to govern solid waste management in the island are expected to be completed in short order. “So for those people who are anxious for us to be more robust in our enforcement strategy, the regulations to empower us are near completion and we are looking at months. Then we will have the kind of enforcement strategy that the public expects of us,” he added. Regulations to govern solid waste management in the island are expected to be completed in short order.“They are in the final stages now,” said Executive Director of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), Audley Gordon.“So for those people who are anxious for us to be more robust in our enforcement strategy, the regulations to empower us are near completion and we are looking at months. Then we will have the kind of enforcement strategy that the public expects of us,” he added.Mr. Gordon was speaking to journalists at the first clean-up activity under the Western Parks and Markets (WPM) enforcement initiative in Negril, Westmoreland, recently.He said that among the critical areas that will be covered under the regulations is public cleansing.“There is much more that we can do; for example, we can demand of people to produce proof, especially commercial entities, that they have proper arrangements in place to remove their solid waste,” Mr. Gordon said.He noted that the regulations also cover e-waste, which addresses the proper way to discard electronic appliances such as mobile phones, computers and television sets.“We do not want those things mixing with the regular garbage. There must be a proper was in which we deal with them. We have already secured a site through the Sugar Company of Jamaica in Hill Run (St. Catherine), which will temporarily house e-waste until we can export it or an investor can take it off us, because there is a market for those discarded items,” Mr. Gordon pointed out.“We need somewhere in the West as well, where we can have a permanent base and can say to the public, this is where you take it (e-waste), so that it is not thrown around and pose a danger to our children,” he continued.Mr. Gordon noted that fines associated with the regulations will provide a deterrent against breaches.The cleaning operation in Negril was focused on clearing waste items as well as overgrown plants at two open lots in the resort town.The initiative was undertaken by WPM in an effort to destroy mosquito and rodent breeding sites, and to prevent the lots from becoming dumping sites.last_img read more

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Economic Opportunities Workshop for Residents of St. Thomas

first_imgStory Highlights Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, has announced the staging of an Economic Opportunities workshop, particularly for the residents of St. Thomas.The Minister was speaking at the unveiling ceremony for Jamaica’s third and final gateway sign to the island’s first World Heritage Site, the Blue and John Crow Mountains, on June 8 at Port Morant Square, St. Thomas.The workshop, to be held in the second quarter of the financial year, will be hosted in partnership with Young Enterprise Scotland (YES), an organisation out of Edinburgh, Scotland, which provides assistance for enterprise and entrepreneurship programmes and development opportunities to communities, such as Port Morant.“YES has agreed to work with the Ministry on the Blue and John Crow Mountains Economic Opportunities Workshop, to make their training module available so participants of the workshop will be able to exploit opportunities that will become available through the Blue and John Crow Mountains World Heritage Site,” the Minister said.Miss Grange said that 20 will be specially invited from St. Thomas to participate in the workshop.“These individuals must have started a little business or have a viable proposal for a business that can take advantage of the cultural resources and the opportunities within St. Thomas. We are excited about exposing our entrepreneurs living around the boundaries of our World Heritage Site to develop viable cultural and creative enterprises,” she said.One area the Ministry is particularly keen on promoting is gastronomy (food preparation).Miss Grange said she is well aware of the many food creations of the parish that would be a treat to visitors, both local and foreign.The Minister said gastronomy is a very promising market and there is no reason the parish should not be making its contribution in the cultural and creative industries and reaping rewards.Miss Grange said she wants to ensure that St. Thomas, with its own creative and cultural flair in food preparation, has a chance to enjoy its fair share of the tourism pie. Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, has announced the staging of an Economic Opportunities workshop, particularly for the residents of St. Thomas. Miss Grange said she wants to ensure that St. Thomas, with its own creative and cultural flair in food preparation, has a chance to enjoy its fair share of the tourism pie. The workshop, to be held in the second quarter of the financial year, will be hosted in partnership with Young Enterprise Scotland (YES), an organisation out of Edinburgh, Scotland, which provides assistance for enterprise and entrepreneurship programmes and development opportunities to communities, such as Port Morant.last_img read more

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Will take foreign info on 2020 presidential opponent Trump

first_imgWashington DC: President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he would be willing to accept information from a foreign country on his opponent in the 2020 election race, after years of denying Moscow helped him win office. Trump team contacts with Russians during the 2016 presidential race led to special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into possible collusion and obstruction of justice, as well as several similar and ongoing efforts in Congress. The Russia issue has consumed the Trump presidency for the past two years, and his new remarks suggested he still sees nothing wrong with a US political candidate accepting help from a foreign power. Also Read – ‘Hong Kong won’t rule out Chinese help over protests'”I think you might want to listen… there’s nothing wrong with listening,” Trump said when asked by ABC News what he would do if a country such as Russia or China offered him such information. He denied the suggestion that that would amount to foreign meddling in a US election. “It’s not an interference, they have information — I think I’d take it,” Trump said. “If I thought there was something wrong, I’d go maybe to the FBI — if I thought there was something wrong,” Trump said. Also Read – Pak Army chief accompanies Imran at key meetings in ChinaMueller’s report on his investigation stated that while there was insufficient evidence to charge Trump with criminal conspiracy, he was happy enough to benefit from Russian dirty tricks. Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden said that Trump was “welcoming” foreign interference in US voting. “This isn’t about politics. It is a threat to our national security. An American President should not seek their aid and abet those who seek to undermine democracy,” Biden said on Twitter. Another Democratic presidential hopeful, Elizabeth Warren, seized on Trump’s comments to repeat her strident calls for him to be impeached. “The #MuellerReport made it clear: A foreign government attacked our 2016 elections to support Trump, Trump welcomed that help, and Trump obstructed the investigation,” Warren tweeted. “Now, he said he’d do it all over again. It’s time to impeach Donald Trump.” Democrats in Congress continue to seek testimony and information as they press the president with multiple investigations — mostly related to Russia meddling, obstruction and the 2016 election — and are debating among themselves whether there is enough evidence and political space to pursue impeachment. The president’s remarks came on the same day that his son Donald Jr was grilled by US senators about his contacts with Russians. The younger Trump likely faced questioning about his role in arranging meeting at Trump Tower in June 2016 that included his father’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, then-campaign manager Paul Manafort, and a Russian lawyer offering dirt on Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. “If it’s what you say, I love it,” Trump Jr had written in response to a 2016 email offering the information. Some Democrats suspect Trump Jr may have lied in previous testimony in 2017 about what he and his father knew about the now-infamous meeting, as well as other connections between the Trump campaign and Russia. The Trump team had initially tried to cover up the meeting, providing conflicting stories about its purpose and what happened. Mueller’s report detailed how the president’s former lawyer Michael Cohen recalled that Trump Jr may have told his father about the meeting. The president has denied knowing about it ahead of time.last_img read more

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Getting down to business MPs and their committee work

first_imgMinister of Justice and Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould (Vancouver Granville) sits on a number of cabinet committees.According to the Parliamentary website, she participates in the following committees: Agenda and Results, Canada in the World and Public Security, Sub-Committee on Canada-United States Relations, Diversity and Inclusion, Intelligence and Emergency Management and Open and Transparent government.Manitoba: Metis Liberal MP, Dan VandalMetis MP Dan Vandal (Saint Boniface) takes a seat on the Standing Committee on Official Languages and the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage.Cree Liberal MP, Robert-Falcon OuelletteCree MP, Robert-Falcon Ouellette, (Winnipeg Centre), will sit on the Standing Committee on Finance.Newfoundland and LabradorNunatuKavummiut Liberal MP, Yvonne JonesYvonne Jones is the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indigenous Affars, Carolyn Bennett. She also serves on the following committees: Canada-China Legislative Association, Canada-Europe , Parliamentary Association, Canada-Germany Interparliamentary Group, Canada-Ireland Interparliamentary Group, Canada-Israel Interparliamentary Group, Canada-Italy Interparliamentary Group, Canada-United Kingdom Inter-Parliamentary Association, Canada-United States Inter-Parliamentary Group, Canadian Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), Canadian Delegation to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Parliamentary Assembly (OSCE PA), Canadian NATO Parliamentary Association (NATO PA)Northwest TerritoriesMétis Liberal MP, Michael McLeodMetis MP Michael McLeod (Northwest Territories) takes on,  the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, and the Standing Committee on Natural Resources.Nunavut: Inuk Liberal MP, Hunter TootooJordan Tootoo, minister of Fisheries and Oceans and the Coast Guard sits on Environment, Climate Change and Energy and Parliamentary Affairs.Ontario: Anishinaabe Liberal MP, Don RusnakDon Rusnak (Thunder Bay-Rainy River) an Anishinaabe will take on few new roles. He is a member of the the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development and the Standing Joint Committee on Library of Parliament.Metis Liberal MP, Vance BadaweyMetis MP Vance Badawey  (Niagara Centre), will have a busy session while sitting on four committees. They are, the Sub Committee on Agenda and Procedure of the Standing Committee on Transport, Standing Committee on Transport, the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations, and the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities.Quebec: Cree NDP MP, Romeo SaganashRomeo Saganash (Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou) is a spare member for Aboriginal Affairs.Saskatchewan:Dene NDP MP, Georgina JoliboisGeorgina Jolibois (Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River) is a spare member for Aboriginal Affairs.Looking for more information about committees and the schedules? Go here: Parliamentary Committee Business. Annette Francis APTN National NewsThe past election saw a record number of indigenous MP’s heading to the house of commons.  Those MPS represent ridings in British Columbia, Nunavut, Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador.Now that parliament is back in full swing, there’s a lot of work to be done, in the House of Commons and through parliamentary committees.Here is where you’ll find your MP during business hours.British Columbia: Jody Wilson-Raybouldlast_img read more

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EcuadorianUN accord that puts ecology over oil drilling hailed as model for

23 September 2011An Ecuadorian accord to leave vast oil reserves, conservatively valued at $7.2 billion, untapped to protect biodiversity in a national park in return for half that amount from the international community was heralded at the United Nations today as a model in the fight to save the planet. “It is not often that a government chooses sustainable development over easy money,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told a high-level meeting on the Yasuní-ITT Initiative, under which the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and Ecuador agreed last year to set up a trust fund to protect the Yasuní National Park, a World Biosphere Reserve in the country’s Amazon region, with an estimated 846 million barrels of crude oil lying under it.“The initiative is helping Ecuador move on multiple fronts towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs),” he told the event, held on the sidelines of the General Assembly’s annual general debate in the presence of Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa.“It is supporting indigenous livelihoods and culture. It is protecting biodiversity. It will help to avoid emissions of greenhouse gases. And it is showing the contribution that can be made through an innovative financial mechanism.”The MDGs are the targets set at the UN Millennium Summit in 2000 to slash hunger and poverty, maternal and infant mortality, a host of diseases and lack of access to education and health care by specifically measurable amounts, all by 2015.UNDP estimates the accord will prevent the discharge into the atmosphere of more than 400 million tons of carbon that would have resulted from the burning of fossil fuels if the oil had been extracted at the Ishpingo-Tambococha-Tiputini (ITT) fields.Ecuador and UNDP have established a trust fund so that contributions from Governments and others can be channelled transparently for social development, renewable energy, reforestation and conservation, as well as for research, science, technology and innovation.“The world is just learning about Yasuní,” Mr. Ban said. “I hope word travels far and wide. Support is growing and material contributions are beginning to flow. It is especially moving to see people around the world getting involved and contributing, even if only small amounts. The initiative is clearly striking a chord… I encourage you to leave here with this message: Sustainable development is possible; it only takes leadership, creativity and commitment.”General Assembly President Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser said the high-level meeting offered the opportunity to raise political awareness and galvanize political will and commitments to address the interlinked challenges of biodiversity loss.“Our relationship with Earth is one of mutual interdependence,” he added. “We rely on the Earth’s abundant resources as much as it relies on us to succeed in the struggle against climate change. “We must come together to take action in the fight against global warming, taking into account the principle of common but differentiated responsibility. For this reason, meetings aimed at finding creative solutions to climate change, such as this one, are so important.”During the meeting, which was also attended by four indigenous representatives, the trust fund received commitments of $53.3 million from the Governments of Italy, Colombia and Peru and from regional governments in Belgium and France. read more

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Indigo Books Music Inc takes 3million hit to bottom line thanks to

TORONTO — A weaker Canadian dollar left a mark on the bottom line of Indigo Books & Music Inc. in the latest quarter.The company’s chief financial officer Laura Carr says the company took a $3-million hit on its bottom line during the first quarter ended June 27, a direct impact from the exchange rate with the U.S. dollar.The details were disclosed in a conference call with analysts on Wednesday after Indigo reported its financial results a day earlier.Carr said Indigo managed to absorb the effect of the exchange rate by funnelling the costs into its book and merchandise prices and securing better agreements with its suppliers by increasing the volume of its orders.Book and magazine prices are often a hot topic when currency exchange rates dramatically fluctuate, partly because it’s one of the few retail goods that lists how much they cost in each currency on the same product.When the value of the loonie soared to near par with the American dollar several years ago, some consumers complained they were paying excessive markups on books when factoring in the better exchange rate.Indigo Books & Music Inc sales rise for seventh straight quarterE-book sales are flattening, but does that mean the technology is dying as consumers unplug?Eventually, publishers and retailers made changes to factor in at least some of the improved currency rates.However, as the loonie sits around 76 cents U.S., retailers are facing the challenge of recouping lost profit margins.Late Tuesday, Indigo reported it tightened losses by more than 35 per cent over a year ago, helped by growth in its general merchandise business.The company posted a net loss of $9 million for the quarter, or 35 cents per share, compared to a loss of $14 million, or 55 cents per share, in the same period a year ago.Overall, revenue climbed to $189.4 million from $180.8 million in the same period of last year.Indigo Books & Music operates 90 large format stores under the Chapters and Indigo banners, as well as 126 smaller locations with names like Coles, Indigospirit and SmithBooks. read more

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Precision Drilling posts Q3 loss but foresees improved rig bookings for 2017

Precision Drilling posts Q3 loss but foresees improved rig bookings for 2017 by The Canadian Press Posted Oct 21, 2016 4:55 am MDT Last Updated Oct 21, 2016 at 5:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email CALGARY – Precision Drilling Corp. (TSX:PD) had a $47 million net loss for the third quarter as revenue declined 45 per cent from last year.The loss amounted to 16 cents per share, which was an improvement from the Calgary-based drilling company’s 2015 third quarter loss of $87 million or 30 cents per share.Revenue declined in all of Precision Drilling’s operations, with the total falling to $202 million from $364 million in the third quarter of 2015.The company’s adjusted earnings were down 63 per cent from last year, dropping to $41 million from $111 million. Revenue per operating hour dropped to $599 from $786, a decline of nearly 24 per cent.Despite the bleak results in the quarter ended Sept. 30, Precision Drilling’s chief executive says customer sentiment has improved along with strengthening commodity prices.“This improved outlook is evident in the conversations we are having with customers, but more importantly in our activity increases, recent contract bookings and improving pricing environment,” Precision Drilling president and CEO Kevin Neveu said in a release Friday.“During the third quarter, we gained visibility through rig commitments in both the U.S. and Canada and report seven rig years added to our 2017 contract book, bringing average rigs under contract for next year to 42.“With 37 rigs operating in the U.S. today, our activity is up 70 per cent from second quarter lows, while the industry increase is approximately 35 per cent. We believe our market share increase and contract additions reflect both the desirability of Precision’s high performance Super Triple rigs and our customers’ improving outlook.” read more

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We dont know how to take advantage of Messi Tagliafico

first_imgThe Argentina national team left-back believes his country has the best player in the world, but they don’t know how to use him.At club level, Barcelona star Lionel Messi is simply one of the best, if not the best player in the whole world.But at the national team level, he has had trouble, not being able to lift any silverware with the senior squad.This has pushed him away from the team as he hasn’t played with them since they were eliminated by France in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.But for defender Nicolas Tagliafico, the problem is his country doesn’t know how to take advantage of a player like Messi.“We have seen two glorious stages in our football with [Cesar Luis] Menotti and [Carlos] Bilardo, which are two different ways of understanding football,” Tagliafico was quoted by Goal.“We have not found out which is the best [style of play] for our time, or which one is the best to help Leo [Messi].”Top 5 players who can actually replace Messi and Ronaldo Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 13, 2019 After Pep Guardiola’s latest defense of Messi and Ronaldo, we need to start talking about the Top 5 players who can replace them.Replacing Messi and…“He’s the best player in the world and we do not know how to take advantage of him,” he added.“We have to find an idea or a coach that makes us understand the opportunity he represents and bring that order we need.”“It’s not the same to be in a club for 15 years knowing everything,” he tried to explain.“In the national team, either because of the change of president, coach or because of the passion we have that blinds us, we are not able to put together projects every year. That’s not easy.”“Leo did not have the luck to be crowned. He reached three finals, but we do not have the project that, for example, Barca does,” he concluded.Argentina will play two friendlies on March: the first against Venezuela on the 23rd, while three days later they will play against Morocco.last_img read more

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New art exhibit showcasing San Diego opens in La Jolla

first_img , Updated: 12:20 PM Posted: February 11, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsLA JOLLA (KUSI) — San Diegans have a chance to check out artistic portrayals of our highly photogenic city at a new art gallery that opened in La Jolla Saturday.The gallery is a collaborative effort between local photographer Evgeny Yorobe and craftsman William Waters.The duo revealed their work Saturday evening at the La Jolla Art Walk.To see more of their art, visit: http://www.sandiego-landscapes.com February 11, 2018 New art exhibit showcasing San Diego opens in La Jolla Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Reminder Book Your Commodity Classic Housing With Experient

first_imgCommodity Classic registration and housing reservations are open! Check out the Commodity Classic website to view the 2014 schedule of events, a listing of the more than 275 companies signed up to exhibit at the trade show, details on this year’s performer for the Evening of Entertainment, and a list of optional San Antonio tours. You can also register for the convention and reserve your hotel room while on the Commodity Classic website.A special note about hotel rooms: Experient is the only housing partner endorsed by Commodity Classic. Making your hotel reservation through Experient is the only way to ensure you book a hotel affiliated with Commodity Classic and receive the special discounted rates. Unaffiliated firms are aggressively soliciting hotel reservations to Commodity Classic attendees. If you are contacted by any travel company other than Experient, please be cautious of releasing your personal information and alert show management of any details of the solicitation by emailing showdirector@commodityclassic.com.If you have any questions throughout the online reservation process or regarding your housing reservations already made through them, please contact Experient directly at 866-229-2386 (toll free), 301-694-5243 (International residents) or email housing@commodityclassic.com.The 19th annual Commodity Classic is scheduled for Feb. 27-March 1, 2014, along the banks of the famous River Walk at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Tex. Presented annually by the National Corn Growers Association, American Soybean Association, National Association of Wheat Growers and National Sorghum Producers, Commodity Classic is America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention, and trade show. The event offers a wide range of learning and networking opportunities for growers in the areas of production, policy, marketing, management and stewardship—as well as showcasing the latest in equipment, technology and innovation.last_img read more

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36 offer global parental leave policy

first_imgJust over one-third (36%) of respondents worldwide have a global parental leave policy covering multiple types of leave, according to research by Mercer.Its Global parental leave report, which surveyed 1,200 organisations globally, of which 112 are based in the UK, also found that 64% of respondents provide maternity leave for the birth mother only, while 24% of respondents offer this leave to the primary caregiver, regardless of gender.The research also found:38% of respondents provide a paid paternity leave at a level above the statutory minimum.54% of respondents offer paternity leave to the birth father only, but an additional 34% provide this leave for either the birth father or secondary caregiver, regardless of gender.19% of respondents that have a global policy in place cover all four types of leave, including maternity, paternity, adoption and parental.Of the two-thirds of respondents which do not currently have a global policy in place, 12% are considering implementing one in the future.Ilya Bonic (pictured), senior partner and president of the talent business at Mercer, said: “As benefits play a more significant role in employees’ choice of employer, parental leave policies are expanding beyond traditional maternity leave provisions.“Parental leave policies can have a positive effect on both employees and employers; they help the workforce maintain a better work-life balance, especially the younger generation, and they promote the [organisation] as a more attractive place to work, improving retention during a time of continued demand for highly-skilled talent.“The complexity of different local statutory requirements along with administrative intricacies may make a global parental leave policy seem impractical. Despite these concerns, some compelling reasons, like no longer adhering to requirements that are not compatible with diversity and equality strategies and creating a level playing field for employees in all countries, have prompted [organisations] to consider a global policy.”last_img read more

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5 top educators in the running for Broward Teacher of the Year

first_img(WSVN) – Broward County Public Schools is celebrating a group of educators with a passion for knowledge, who are vying to become the district’s next teacher of the year.There are five finalists in the running, but only one can be head of the class.From teaching students in the classroom, to preparing them for the real world, these top teachers are being recognized for their hard work and dedication.One finalist vying for the coveted award is Diana Escobar from Coral Cove Elementary School. Escobar says her passion for shaping students, motivates her to keep doing what she loves.“When I look at these kids, I look at them like they’re my kids too. I treat them as if they’re my own,” said Escobar, “and I want to help the, I want to make a difference, I want to create a society of kids that are kind and humble to this world as well.”First grade teacher Helen Kassim says teaching at Sunland Park Academy is a craft and a gift. “We have fun learning,” she said. “They teach me everyday, I teach them something everyday and we just grow together.”Pompano Beach Elementary teacher Stacey Brown says teaching is something she was just born to do, and she’s just excited to be one of the finalists. “This is something I’ve loved my entire my life, and I look forward to coming to school every day,” said Brown. “I don’t go to work, I go to school, and I’m a part of this school and the kids are a part of me. I take them home with me practically, so it’s just something I was born to do and I’m happy to do it.”On the high school side, Frank Pizzo says his students keep him on his toes and that keeps him loving what he does at Deerfield Beach High School.“Teaching is unique in that it’s new everyday,” said Pizzo. “You never know how your 38 students and seven different classes are gonna act, so trying to stay one step ahead of them is a unique opportunity.”Lastly, Tammy Freeman says she strives to teach her students to use their voice beyond the classroom walls at Monarach High School.“I make sure all of my students know that they have a voice, and that’s important but not just in my classroom but in their other classrooms as well in life.”The Teacher of the Year award will be given out Thursday at 6 p.m.., at the Broward County Convention Center.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday August 19 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Monday, August 19, 2019:#1) DEADLINE TODAY: Seth Moulton Service AwardCongressman Seth Moulton is proud to announce the fourth annual Peter J. Gomes Service Award, to be given to an individual in the Sixth Congressional District of Massachusetts who best epitomizes the qualities of integrity, compassion, and commitment to community that were the foundation of the late Reverend Professor Peter J. Gomes’ teachings.The annual Peter J. Gomes Service Award will be given to a resident of the Sixth Congressional District who best exemplifies his commitment to service. Fill out this brief form to describe the nominee and how he or she lives the ideals and commitment to community espoused by the Professor Gomes. A panel of judges will carefully review the entries before making a final selection.Nominations will be accepted through August 19, 2019. Finalists will be notified in advance of the award presentation in early September. The location is North Shore Community College in Lynn, MA. The ceremony will be immediately followed by a Day of Service. All nominators and nominees are invited to participate in the Day of Service.#2) DEADLINE TODAY: ‘Drop The Puck’ Street Hockey Tournament FundraiserThe Friends of Wilmington Hockey will hold its 2nd Annual Drop The Puck fundraiser on Sunday, August 25, 2019, from 3pm to 7pm, at the Tewksbury-Wilmington Elks (777 South Street).The event includes a street hockey tournament fundraiser, which begins at 4pm.GAME FORMATTeams will be placed in appropriate age groups based on the information given at the time of registration.Format will be 3 vs. 3 plus a goalie. Team sizes will be finalized after registration.Games will be 20 minutes each (Two ten halves) with a 1 minute break between periods.Rules to be published closer to tournament.EQUIPMENTGoalies are required to bring their own equipmentSticks and running shoes will NOT be provided and are required to participateHelmets are required. Gloves, eye protection, jocks, mouth guards and shin guards are STRONGLY RECOMMENDED but not requiredCost is $25 per player, which includes family admission.Registration is required to play, but not attend. Register to play HERE. The registration deadline is August 19, 2019. No walk-in players will be allowed.The evening will include games, prizes, music and a cash food and bar.All beverages — including bottled water, juice, etc. — must be purchased from the bar. No coolers allowed. Please understand this is not a drop off event.#3) Shawsheen Tech School Committee MeetingThe Shawsheen Tech School Committee’s Facilities Subcommittee meets at 5pm in the John Miller School Committee Room at the Tech.#4) DEADLINE COMING UP: Wilmington Band Parents Soliciting Business & Family DonorsDear Family & Friends of the Wilmington Wildcat Bands,We need your help with support of this year’s 2019-2020 WHS Band banner.Your donation to this banner will enable the Wildcat Band Parents to support this accomplished group of young men and women. The Wildcat Bands is composed of hundreds of talented musicians and color guard from Grade 4 thru 12. Our High School Band is one of the top bands in the Merrimack Valley. We routinely perform at events within Wilmington, and surrounding towns.The Wildcat Bands Banner is proudly displayed at:Wilmington High School Football GamesWilmington Band ConcertsWilmington’s Memorial Day ParadeAnd other events that the Wildcat Bands are invited to participate in.Please consider supporting this banner with a sponsorship.All proceeds from your generous donation goes directly benefits the Wilmington Wildcat Bands including the Marching Band and Color Guard members. We support the bands with the purchase of new equipment, scholarships and deferring the cost of the group’s annual band camp by paying for the rental truck to bring the equipment to NH; the charting; returning college chaperone costs and financial support for band members who need assistance.In order to meet our printing deadline, please return the Sponsor Form with your donation by August 23, 2019. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at (978) 771-0810, whswildcatbandsparents@gmail.com. Thank you for your support.Sincerely,Steve Sica, PresidentWilmington Band Parents and Friends#5) DEADLINE COMING UP: Coaches Needed For Wilmington Travel BasketballWilmington Travel Basketball is now accepting coaching applications for the 2019-2020 season.If you’re interested in coaching, please fill out the application form which is available at www.wilmbtb.org and send it to WTB President Joe Maiella. Joe’s contact information is included on the application form.All coaches applying for this season are required to fill out the form and all applications need to be sent by August 24, 2019 to be considered.Wilmington Travel Basketball is looking forward to the 2019-2020 season!Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Sunday, August 18, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”Congressman Moulton Is Seeking Nominations Of Wilmington Residents Who Make A DifferenceIn “Community”Congressman Moulton Is Seeking Nominations Of Wilmington Residents Who Make A DifferenceIn “Community”last_img read more

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36 students fall ill after consuming hostel food in

first_imgKeshavapatnam: As many as 36 students of Telangana State Model School of Keshavapatnam on Tuesday fell ill after consuming poisonous food.According to Assistant Sub-Inspector of Police Satyanarayana, three students, who consumed food on Monday night, fell ill and were shifted to local hospital for treatment. Again, on Tuesday morning, about 36 students of the school complained of suffering with severe stomach pain after consuming breakfast. The students, who fell sick, are studying Intermediate first and second year. Also Read – Government striving hard to give brand image to Bathukamma sarees Advertise With Us After knowing the students’ condition, warden Jyothi and others shifted some of the students to Huzurabad government hospital and others to Karimnagar main hospital for treatment in 108 ambulance. District Medical and Health Officer Rammohan Rao along with Deputy DM&HO Rajamouli and Tahsildar Vijaya Lalitha visited the hospitals and consoled the students. They assured the students that stringent action will be taken against persons responsible for this and will take precautionary steps to prevent such type of incidents from repeating. Students Srija, Aksha, Gayatri, Sri Krishna, Saraswathi, CH Akhila, A Swetha, J Samatha, Nayeeni Sindhu, Pachhimatala Manisha, K Shirisha, U Pujitha, S Akshitha and Belli Sathwika are among those, who fell sick along with others.last_img read more

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Hotels log out of pacts with food delivery apps

first_imgUppal: Telangana Hotels Association conducted a meeting at Medipally on Monday and resolved that online food services would be withdrawn from Tuesday. The representatives of the association said, “Hotels are facing a huge loss because of online food services like Zomato, Swiggy, Uber Eats etc. They are not consulting the hotel managements and giving discounts to customers. Also Read – JIH organises Eid Milap for sanitary workers Advertise With Us They are showing reasons such as late payments, bad delivery and lack of communication and are making cuts in the payments to us.” They further said, “They should maintain same commission to every hotel in the city. We held discussions with the service owners, but we didn’t get any response from them. If we don’t get any response even after the withdrawal of services in LB Nagar zone, all hotel managements in Hyderabad will join and start protests. Also Read – GHMC distributes saplings to KV students Advertise With Us “Being the delivery partners of Zomato, we lost our source of income. We need to leave the area which we are habituated to, and have to find another area,” rued Praveen, a Zomato delivery partner. “It is shocking if online food services are banned as we have got used to their services on regular basis. I think they should find a solution and continue the services as usual in the zone,” says Hanish, a resident in Vansathalipuram. “I am totally dependent on online food services as I work in the nearby area. The point which is confusing is why it is only problem for LB Nagar area hotel managements,” says Upendra, an employee in HDFC.last_img read more

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Global Air Freshener Market Set to Reach 132791 million by 2025

first_imgThe global air freshener market was valued at $10,124.4 million in 2017, and is expected to garner $13,279.1 million by 2025, registering a CAGR of 3.5% from 2018 to 2025. An air freshener is a product that typically emits fragrance to eliminate unpleasant odor in a room. It contains different ingredients such as aerosol propellants, fragrances, and solvents such as 2-butoxyethanol, mineral oil, and glycol ethers, which neutralize unpleasant odor. These air fresheners adsorb the bad odor, thereby masking the bad smell in the air. Air fresheners are being used throughout society. Typically, indoor environments with air fresheners may include buildings and facilities such as offices, schools, hospitals, theaters, stores, hotels, health clubs, restaurants, restrooms, and more. Apart from these indoor environments, they are also being used in transportation such as airplanes, cars, taxis, buses, trains, terminals, boats, and many more.Download Sample Copy @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/3201210?utm_source=ANIL-HTNTop Market Players: Procter & Gamble Co., Reckitt Benckiser Inc., Henkel KGaA, Church & Dwight Co. Inc., Car-Freshener Corporation, SC Johnson & Son Inc., Kobayashi Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., Godrej Household Products Ltd., Farcent Enterprise Co. Ltd., and Newell Brands, Air Delights Inc., Dabur India Ltd., Hamilton Beach Brands Holding Company, Rexair LLC, Beaumont ProductsThe report segments the global air freshener market based on product type, application, type of customer, and region. Based on product type, the market has been bifurcated into sprays/aerosols, electric air fresheners, gels, candles, and others. Based on application, the market has been segmented into residential, corporate offices, cars, and others. Based on type of customer, the market has been classified into individual customers and enterprise customers. By region, the global air freshener market has been studied and analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.In 2017, the sprays/aerosols segment accounted for the highest share in the product type segment. The market for sprays/aerosols is driven by ease of use and availability all over the world. The gel air freshener segment is expected to witness the substantial growth with CAGR of 4.2% throughout the forecast period. This was attributed to increase in adoption of this product for use in cars. Increase in demand for cars drives the growth of gel air fresheners worldwide.In 2017, the individual customers had the highest contribution in the global air freshener market share. This was due to rise in affinity of consumers toward sanitation and premium products. Moreover, attractive advertising and ease of availability also drive the global air freshener market growth. The enterprise customer segment is expected to witness the highest CAGR of 4.3% in 2017 owing to increase in adoption of air care products in offices and other landmarks to maintain good environmental hygiene.In 2017, Europe is expected to dominate the market for air freshener due to mature and developed retail infrastructure. Effective retail infrastructure allows companies to easily make its product available to the customers, which in turn helps by increase in overall sales. Furthermore, European population have high disposable income that allows them to consume premium quality products, which further adds to the growth of this region in the global air freshener industry.Avail Discount on Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/3201210?utm_source=ANIL-HTNTable of ContentsChapter 1: introductionChapter 2: executive summaryChapter 3: market overviewChapter 4: Air Freshener market, by componentChapter 5: Air Freshener market, by type of Air FreshenerChapter 6: Air Freshener market, by functionChapter 7: Air Freshener market, by end userChapter 8: Air Freshener market, by regionChapter 9: company profilesAbout Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various publishers across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.We are instrumental in providing quantitative and qualitative insights on your area of interest by bringing reports from various publishers at one place to save your time and money. A lot of organizations across the world are gaining profits and great benefits from information gained through reports sourced by us.Contact us:Mr. Abhishek Paliwal5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452E-mail: help@bigmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

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