Self-loathing sales experts. They’re self-loathing because they hate the part of themselves that once sold and felt that selling is something that one does to another person, instead of something that benefits the client. It makes them feel bad about themselves.Because they believed that they were treated like a commodity, they believe everyone shares their experience. Without exception, they believe that any proactive, outbound attempt at gaining an appointment makes one a monster. And invariably, they shout at the top of their lungs that buyers now have all the power in the relationship, as if the buyer hasn’t had the checkbook, options, and the ability to decide who to buy from forever.In their minds, the only way to create an opportunity is through a passive, reactive approach. They believe that the only way to share an insight is one-to-many, that it is not something one could do after calling, scheduling a meeting, and sitting face-to-face with their prospective client, who is now made out to be the most difficult challenge the salesperson may ever face. This is to believe that salespeople have so little to offer clients that they should tuck their tail between their legs and run and hide.There is never a reason to let someone feed you their fears. You should refuse with extreme prejudice any advice from someone whose beliefs include the presupposition that your intentions are bad at worse, or misdirected at best. You should reject out of hand any advice from a person who shares ideas that or would cause you to believe that what you are doing is not valuable to the people you serve.But most of all, there is a marketplace of ideas from which you can select what you believe. There is no reason to adopt a pessimistic, cynical, and disempowered belief system when it comes to selling. The reason the self-loathing sales expert shares this content with you is that they have no actionable or practical advice that you can use to improve your sales results. Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now
Pune’s prominent museums have decided to exhibit their artefacts and antiquities under one roof to mark International Museum Day on May 18 and revive the sagging culture of museum watching in the city.The three-day exhibition will be held at the Symbiosis Society’s Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Museum and Memorial. Twelve of the 36 museums in the city, including the renowned Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, will take part in the exhibition.“It is unfortunate that in a culturally vibrant hub like Pune many locals aren’t aware that the city is home to many museums of diverse intellectual hues. Many foreigners wanting to soak a whiff of the city’s much-hallowed heritage and history are at a loss owing to the lack of awareness,” said Sanjivani Mujumdar, director, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Museum and Memorial. The International Museum Day is an initiative of the International Council of Museums, the apex body of museums across the world, and is celebrated to raise awareness of the importance of museums. The city’s Mahatma Phule Museum with its impressive display of engineering tools, geology, natural history and armoury will participate along with the two museums of the Deccan College: The Maratha History Museum and the Archaeology Museum.Established in 1939, the Archaeology Museum hosts the finest collection of stone tools from prehistoric period and from different parts of peninsular India – some of which will be on display during the exhibition. But the exhibition boasts other treats like Joshi’s Museum of Miniature Railways, which charts the history of railways through painstaking miniature models, and Blades of Glory, which boasts the world’s largest collection of cricketing memorabilia.“Today, museums have to compete and cope with distractions and entertainments like malls and multiplexes,” says Sudhanva Ranade, member secretary, Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum. “Despite the affordable entry prices in India, it is unfortunately not an experience treasured or preferred by audiences and the museum visit, instead of being a source of pride, is usually slashed in favour of a mall outing,” says Mr. Ranade.The eminent Raja Dinkar Kelkar museum, which hosts 21,000 artefacts, sees an average footfall of 1.3 lakh visitors a year. Yet, despite being one of the most anticipated and prominent tourist to-do’s in Pune, lack of funds has hampered conservation efforts and upgradation, with the museum lacking basic audio guides to navigate its byzantine collection.“By this initiative, through posters, DVDs and other media, we hope to effect a dramatic change in the psyche of museum experience in Pune and Maharashtra,” says Mr. Ranade.The museum boom in Europe where each city thrives on a unique cultural structure or collection, is not matched in India, says Mr. Ranade, observing trenchantly that the prohibitive costs to The Louvre in France or The Metropolitan Museum in New York has not impaired the passion of visitors thronging to see these places.“In the West, passionate individuals retain their hobby throughout their lifetime. Yet in India, for most, the hobby stops once formal schooling ends,” says Dr. Ravi Joshi of ‘Joshi’s Museum of Miniature Railways’ noting that the average age of most visitors to train museums in the West was 35.To this end, the museums in Pune eventually hope to register with the ICOM, not only for the purposes of funding, but as a vehicle for disseminating information.Museums offer children an education antithetical to the one encountered by rote learning from textbooks at school, says Rohan Pate, who set up ‘Blades of Glory’ in the city’s Sahakarnagar area.“In a country where cricketing is a religion, most would jump at the chance at seeing Tendulkar’s shirt or Geoffrey Boycott’s boot. So these are the inspired moments which make a visit to the museum moments to be savoured. And we hope to communicate this through this novel venture,” says Mr. Pate.The exhibition is open from May 18 to 20 between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Entry is free
Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Showing his poise in the end game, the senior playmaker orchestrated the Red Lions’ 76-67 win over San Sebastian in opening day.However, his brilliance was halted in San Beda’s 96-91 defeat to Lyceum, with the Pirates continuously hounding him late.One thing’s for sure, though, Bolick, together with the rest of the Red Lions, won’t let this slide continue even if its still early in the season.4. Andoy Estrella – G, Mapua Cardinals 18.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 6.5 turnoversPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNobody gave Mapua a chance this year after the departure of its top two players in Oraeme and Darell Menina.But Andoy Estrella made sure that the Cardinals won’t be pushovers, delivering the goods for the team in their first two games of the season.The senior’s biggest moment of the week came at the expense of Letran, as he drilled the huge step-back three-pointer, his lone of the matchup, with 5.0 seconds to spare, lifting Mapua to a gutsy 78-75 victory.As feel good as the story is, Estrella must find a way to trim down his turnovers as he averaged 6.5 miscues in the two games he played in this week.5. Michael Calisaan – F, San Sebastian Golden Stags 12.5 points, 9.0 rebounds, 1.0 assistPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSpotlight on San Sebastian may be hogged by its myriad of guards namely RK Ilagan, Ryan Costelo, or Renzo Navarro. 1. CJ Perez – F, Lyceum Pirates 23.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.5 stealsPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTalk about backing up the hype.Three years removed from his last game in the league, the 23-year-old made sure that everyone still remembers the name CJ Perez.He torched Jose Rizal University in the Pirates’ dominating 96-75 season-opening win before leading his crew to a 96-91 shocker over defending champions San Beda.Leading a hungry Lyceum squad to a 2-0 start to open the season, Perez has undoubtedly made his case as the go-to guy this season.ADVERTISEMENT What an opening week it was.The NCAA Season 93 came out with a bang last Saturday and nine games in, there has been no shortage of action inside and outside of the hard court—from San Sebastian’s feisty challenge against San Beda and stunning upset of the defending champions courtesy of Lyceum to the forfeiture of Perpetual’s win against St. Benilde.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 starsBut the stars of the tournament will always be the players, and these seven made sure they made their mark this early in the season, which could be the harbinger of things to come.Without further ado, this is the first installment of INQUIRER’s top seven players this NCAA Season 93. 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From their game statistics to their overall impact on the outcomes, everything is weighed to come up with the list of the best players from the week that was.ADVERTISEMENT Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant But the gear that makes the Golden Stags work is no less than Michael Calisaan.With his backcourt working the offensive end, the senior forward has finally found his niche in coach Egay Macaraya’s system, doing the dirty work down low for the undersized San Sebastian squad.A lot is expected of the Golden Stags this season, and Calisaan has shown this early his willingness to step up to the plate, notably racking a double-double in their 65-56 win over Arellano despite playing through foul trouble late.Question is will he be able to churn the same numbers once San Sebastian encounters bigger teams in the future.6. Tey Teodoro – G, JRU Heavy Bombers 19.5 points (36% 3PT), 4.0 rebounds, 2.0 assistsPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDisappointed from his showing in JRU’s season-opening defeat to Lyceum, Tey Teodoro redeemed himself and fired a season-best 26 points in the team’s 68-54 victory over Perpetual.The ace sharp-shooter is still as deadly as ever, and the Heavy Bombers’ rise will largely hinge on the 23-year-old’s excellence on the floor.However, that doesn’t just boil down on his scoring, as coach Vergel Meneses challenged Teodoro to embrace a bigger leadership role and be distributor for his team.His showing from the first two games seems promising, but it’s now up to the rest of his teammates to deliver once Teodoro entrusts them with the rock.7. Kent Salado – G, Arellano Chiefs 19.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 2.5 steals Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It won’t surprise us if he stays at the top of our list in the weeks to come.2. Hamadou Laminou – C, EAC Generals 21 points (9/14 FG), 13 rebounds, 7 blocksHamadou Laminou. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWith the departures of Bright Akhuetie and Allwell Oraeme from the NCAA landscape, the door is open for the other foreign players to stake their claim to the throne.And the one to heed the call first? EAC big man Hamadou Laminou.The Cameroonian center, who wasn’t really supposed to suit up for the first two weeks of the season, showed no signs of rust as he imposed his presence in the team’s 74-64 win over St. Benilde.That came even if he just recently recovered from an MCL team on his left knee he suffered in the preseason.Laminou is definitely going to be one of the leaders for the Generals this year, together with Sidney Onwubere and Francis Munsayac.But if he keeps his stellar showing for EAC’s ensuing games, he may just figure himself in the thick of the MVP race late in the season.3. Robert Bolick – G, San Beda Red Lions 18.0 points (62% 3PT), 6.0 rebounds, 4.0 assistsPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netArguably one of the best two-way players in the amateur ranks today, Robert Bolick has taken the leadership role for San Beda by the horns. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Valdez stars as Creamline takes down Pocari Sweat Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes PLAY LIST 01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:12San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 9300:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: 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 City02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJio Jalalon who?Arellano is still a force to be reckoned with, now with Kent Salado doing the driving.The speedy playmaker delivered the goods in the opening weekend, towing the Chiefs to a 91-82 win over Mapua with his do-it-all effort.Unfortunately, playing in Arellano’s homecourt didn’t really give them much advantage as Salado suffered cramps in the fourth quarter and was unable to finish the game against San Sebastian, which ended up in a loss.Expect a huge bounce back game for the new lead Chief in the coming games. 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INS Gomti changes coloursIndian Navy warships are shedding their trademark dark grey colours – which they have sported for nearly a half-century – for a new paler NATO-like light grey.Naval brass say the paler paint helps blend in with the sea. The navy, whose six months at sea since the,INS Gomti changes coloursIndian Navy warships are shedding their trademark dark grey colours – which they have sported for nearly a half-century – for a new paler NATO-like light grey.Naval brass say the paler paint helps blend in with the sea. The navy, whose six months at sea since the attack on Parliament was the longest operational deployment, discovered that while its dark grey warships melted into the night, they stood out during day.Now all warships going in for refits are being given new coats of paint. The navl submarines, of course, remain black.The colour doesn’t matter underwater.
Spain coach Moreno frustrated after Norway equaliserby Carlos Volcano13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSpain suffered a last gasp goal on Saturday, with Norway scoring a late equaliser to draw 1-1 and to leave coach Robert Moreno frustrated.Saul Niguez’s dipping second-half effort was cancelled out by Josh King’s injury-time penalty to ruin Spain’s 100% record in Group F.After the game, Moreno discussed the bad feeling in the dressing room.”When they equalise in the 93rd minute, you can’t feel good,” explained Moreno. “But that’s part of football.”We knew that they could be dangerous in that type of play.”In the final minutes we were a little nervous and we risked too much, but that can happen.”Despite the setback, Moreno chose to reflect on the positives from the game.”I liked the attitude of the team,” he said.”The players who played have done well.”I think we generated chances to score the second, but I wish we could have defended those plays better.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Liverpool have asked about Brescia’s highly-rated midfielder Sandro Tonali, but Massimo Cellino has revealed that the Reds face competition from Roma.The 18-year-old has emerged as one of the most sought-after prospects in European football.AdChoices广告His potential has been noted by sides across the continent, with Goal revealing in November that Chelsea and Juventus are among those monitoring his development. 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? It has been suggested that an offer of around €28 million (£24m/$32m) could be enough to tempt Brescia into a sale.Cellino has offered no indication that is the case, with there a desire on the part of the Serie B side’s president to keep a prized asset in his current surroundings.Interest is building, though, with the likes of Liverpool preparing more formal approaches after previously watching on from afar.Cellino told Corriere dello Sport of a transfer scramble which could soon be sparked for a player being billed as ‘the new Andrea Pirlo’: “Yes, Roma have asked me about Tonali.“I’ve talked about him to [Roma director Mauro] Baldissoni several times, but I want to keep the lad as long as possible.“Is he ready? I don’t know, he’s 18. But Liverpool also contacted me a little while ago.”Tonali made his senior debut for Brescia in August 2017 as a 17-year-old.He scored his first competitive goal towards the end of the 2017-18 campaign and has remained a regular in the side under Eugenio Corini.The speculation surrounding his future has not gone unnoticed, and Tonali recently revealed to Milannews.it that he is a fan of Serie A heavyweights at San Siro.He said: “I was an AC Milan fans as a child, as I have always said, but I am not thinking about the future. I am inspired by [Gennaro] Gattuso, by his determination. He always gave everything. I would like to do the same myself. I would like to be coached by him.“Pirlo comparisons? I feel good playing in any midfield position. I mostly play as the playmaker but I have no problem playing on the sides of the midfield.“My dream? Going to t Serie A with Brescia.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
BEIRUT: Syrian state media on Saturday cited a hospital in government-held Hama as saying 21 people suffered choking symptoms from poison gas after rebels shelled a village. A war monitor, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, also said 21 people were hospitalised with choking symptoms, but it was not known if this was from chemicals or smoke and dust raised by the shelling. State news agency SANA cited the head of the Saqilbia National Hospital as saying the attack took place in the village of al-Rasif and it published images and footage of people lying in hospital beds wearing oxygen masks. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USThe area is near the frontline between the Syrian government and the last major rebel enclave in the northwest where army bombardment has escalated in recent weeks despite a Russian-Turkish deal to stop fighting. On Friday and Saturday, airstrikes on rebel-held areas in the northwest killed 15 people including four children and injured 25 others the Observatory said. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), a global watchdog, has documented systematic use of nerve agent sarin and chlorine during Syria’s eight-year conflict. From 2015-17, a joint U.N.-OPCW team was appointed to find blame in gas attacks and said Syrian government troops had used both chemicals several times. It also found that Islamic State had used sulfur mustard gas. The OPCW is looking into an alleged gas attack in November in government-held Aleppo that made up to 100 people ill, and which Damascus and its ally Russia blamed on insurgents.
Raipur: Maoists exploded an improvised explosive device (IED) in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district on Tuesday, killing five policemen who were escorting BJP MLA Bhima Mandavi who too was killed, authorities said. The deadly explosion took place around 5.30 p.m. in Kuakonda area in Dantewada. “All the killed security personnel are from District Reserve Group,” said an official. The District Reserve Group is a locally raised force vested with battling Maoists. Mandavi was the lone Bharatiya Janata Party MLA from Bastar region which accounts for 12 Assembly seats. The Maoist attack came two days before the start of the Lok Sabha polls.
VAUGHAN, Ont. — Shares of Recipe Unlimited Corp. are down in response to weaker quarterly results despite management committing to pursue more strategic acquisitions and return more capital to its shareholders through stock buybacks and dividends.The company — which owns a wide range of restaurant brands including Swiss Chalet, Harvey’s, East Side Mario’s, Kelseys and Milestones — made the commitment as it reported lower second-quarter sales and profit.Total system sales at all locations dropped to $871.3 million from $874.2 million in last year’s second quarter — despite having five additional restaurants — due to a slow start to the patio season and competitor discounting.Recipe Unlimited’s gross revenue, generated by sales at its own restaurants and fees received for services provided to franchise restaurants, increased to $311.9 million from $309.5 million as five locations were added to its portfolio.Net income was $16.6 million (26 cents per diluted share), down from $19.5 million (30 cents), while adjusted net earnings fell to $23.5 million (37 cents per diluted share) from $24.4 million (38 cents).Analysts had estimated $337.98 million of revenue and 35 cents per share of adjusted earnings, according to financial markets data firm Refinitiv.Recipe’s shares were down $1.54 or 5.7 per cent at $25.31 in morning trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Companies in this story: (TSX:RECP)The Canadian Press
All trucks would include UN identifying markers. Once cleared, the trucks travel across the border into Syria along the same routes as used prior to 7 July. They travel along the Castello Road and into eastern Aleppo city directly to the warehouses of partners. Once at the warehouses, trucks will be confirmed as not having been tampered with, and then the seals would be broken and assistance off-loaded, he said.He began his briefing by saluting the life of Khaled Omar Harrah, a member of the White Helmets, killed on 11 August, by airstrikes. He is remembered for brushing aside debris and reaching through a hole in the wall to pull out a 10-day-old baby from the rubble of a collapsed building in 2014. Citing the haunting images of five-year-old Omran Daqneesh, a silent face covered in blood and dust, after being pulled from the rubble caused by a recent airstrike, Mr. O’Brien told Council members that “imagine this was your child, a child that has known nothing but horrific war.” “All we need is for the guns to fall silent,” he said, not the politicking and posturing, or the power games and defensiveness.Progress has been made this year, with a net total of 1,275,750 people reached in besieged, hard-to-reach and priority locations across Syria. But regarding August inter-agency convoy plan submitted to the Syrian authorities, the UN was denied access to more than 50 per cent of requested beneficiaries, he said. He reported that the Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Syria, Yacoub El Hillo ended his three-year appointment in Syria today. “I’m not going to pretend – I’m angry, very angry” about what is happening in Aleppo today and throughout Syria over the last five years, said Stephen O’Brien, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator in his briefing to the Security Council. “This callous carnage that is Syria has long since moved from the cynical, to the sinful,” he said, warning that it is the failure of politics and the 15-member Council. “So please: now is the moment, this instant, to put differences aside, come together as one, and stop this humanitarian shame upon us all, once and for all,” he told Council members.Aleppo has become the “apex of horror” at its most horrific extent of the suffering of people, with up to 275,000 people in eastern Aleppo almost entirely cut off from vital supplies, while access also remains extremely difficult to the estimated 1.5 million people in western parts of the city, Mr. O’Brien said. “This is a race against time, as fighting rages on,” he said, warning that Aleppo risks seeing a humanitarian catastrophe unparalleled in the over five years of bloodshed and carnage in the Syrian conflict.Russia’s announcement of support for 48-hour pauseWelcoming the announcement by Russia on 18 August to support the call for a 48-hour ceasefire, Mr. O’Brien said he and his office are working with all sides to seek to ensure that should the announcement by Russia translates into a comprehensive pause, that will enable aid to safely make its way to those who so desperately need it.Stephen O’Brien briefs the UN Security Council and urges them to put their differences aside and stop the ‘callous carnage that is Syria’. Credit: UN News CentreRussia and the United States are the co-chairs of the taskforces for humanitarian aid and a cessation of hostilities – created by the International Syria Support Group (ISSG), which comprises the UN, the Arab League, the European Union and 16 other countries – and which have been meeting separately since early this year on a way forward on the Syrian crisis.A humanitarian pause is “not a negotiating tactic” but needed to put confidence into the hundreds of truck drivers to jump back in their cabs, load their trucks, and set off on the slow journey over shell-cratered roads, all the time wondering whether the sniper will take the shot, or an IED (improvised explosive device) will catapult them into the air. “As we sit here round this safe table, humanitarian rescue workers are risking their lives in search for those buried under the debris,” he told Council members, noting that more than 130 ‘white helmets’ volunteers have lost their lives since 2013, mostly caught in the so-called “double tap attacks,” in which a helicopter or a jet bombs a building, then waits some time – just enough for rescue and medical workers to arrive – before attacking again.UN convoys await green lightHe said that the UN and partners are ready to move assistance within 48 to 72 hours once the green light is given. “Plans are in place, but we need the agreement of all parties to let us do our job,” he said.Outlining the plan, he said that 50 trucks of assistance are ready to move from western Aleppo into the east and preparation is under way for the cross-border movement of assistance into eastern Aleppo. An initial movement would send 20 trucks with much needed food into eastern Aleppo during the first pause. This would then be scaled up as appropriate for future pauses, and include additional humanitarian assistance based on assessed need. According to the plan, the loading of items would be monitored by the UN Monitoring Mission, which would then seal the trucks so that any tampering would be evident on arrival, he said. A woman and children wait outside a medical centre in Al-Radwanieh village, rural Aleppo, Syria. Photo: UNICEF/Khouder Al-Issa
Commuters travelling the Northwest District route are being asked to remain patient as the newly re-commissioned MV Barima undergoes the final inspection by the Maritime Administration Department (MARAD), before being put into operation.In early March, the Ministers of Public Infrastructure David Patterson and Annette Ferguson re-commissioned the vessel.GINA today quoted Minister Ferguson as saying that the vessel is not yet plying the Northwest District, Region One route because it has to be inspected by MARAD.She said MARAD is the regulatory body mandated to inspect the vessel to ensure that it is properly outfitted before it goes to sea. When that aspect of work is completed then the vessel will sail to Region One.The MV Barima was rehabilitated at a cost of $150M with upgraded seating accommodation, more capacity and a new crane to load cargo on board. The inspection is expected to be completed by March month end or early April. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBarima, Kimbia ferries set for returnFebruary 1, 2017In “latest news”Region One to get modern ferry by 2014August 8, 2013In “latest news”Steve-N dredge back in service after a successful dry docking at GNICJuly 21, 2016In “Local News”
Virat KohliIndia captain Virat Kohli will not play the last two ODIs of the New Zealand series, and the T20s that follow; he has been rested for those games, the BCCI said on Wednesday. Rohit Sharma will captain India in his absence. No replacement player has been named for Kohli.This will be the first time this decade India will be playing an ODI outside Asia (excluding Zimbabwe) without Kohli. However, the decision to rest Kohli should come as no surprise since the selectors and the Indian team management have stressed in the last year the need to manage workloads of key players, to keep them fit for the World Cup which will be played in England from May 30. In March 2018, Kohli had skipped the Nidhas Trophy T20 series in Sri Lanka, he sat out the one-off Test against Afghanistan in June, and then took time off during the Asia Cup.Strike bowler Jasprit Bumrah had also been rested for the limited-overs legs of the Australian and New Zealand series.In a media release, the BCCI said that Kohli would be back for limited-overs series at home against Australia in March. “Considering his workload in the last few months, the team management and senior selection committee is of the view that it would be ideal for him to get adequate rest ahead of the home series against Australia,” the BCCI release said. (ESPNCricinfo) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related’IPL won’t impact World Cup selection’ – Virat KohliMarch 1, 2019In “latest news”Time right for Dhoni to hand over to Kohli – ShastriMay 31, 2016In “Sports”How Virat Kohli rules T20 cricketMay 6, 2016In “Sports”
Wednesday 28 Feb 2018, 10:46 AM Feb 28th 2018, 10:47 AM Image: Shutterstock/Syda Productions By Sean Murray Image: Shutterstock/Syda Productions 38 Comments ON A VERY snowy day for many parts of the country, the government has announced major changes to the pensions system in Ireland, with an automatic enrollment system one of its key features.From 2020, a new State pension system will come into place based on a “total contributions approach” where a person’s lifetime contribution will more closely match the benefit they receive.In the future, the government will aim to keep the state pension at a level of 34% of average earnings, and said it will increase the pension in line with changes to average wages and/or the consumer price index.While the State pension age is set to increase to 67 in 2027 and 68 in 2028, but there will be no further increase before 2035.From 2022, all workers will be automatically enrolled onto an automatic enrolment retirement savings system.The Department of Social Protection explained: “It is intended that employee savings in this scheme will be supported by employer and State contributions.Under the system, workers will have the freedom to opt-out should they so choose, however experience in other countries indicates that once automatically enrolled workers tend to remain in the system.The department added that this will address “Ireland’s significant retirement savings gap”.The government has been criticised in the past for some pensioners being left penalised for missing contributions in their youth, to raise a family for example.The department said that the pensions model from 2020 will prioritise those people “impacted upon by anomalies” in the yearly average system in place since 1961, and whose home-caring prior to 1994 has not been recognised until now.Minister Regina Doherty said: “It is increasingly evident that most Irish workers are not saving enough, or indeed at all, for their retirement years. Many people will be faced with a serious reduction in their living standards when they retire – a fall in income they clearly do not want.When introducing this (auto enrolment) system, we will ensure that those on low to middle incomes receive financial support from both the Government and their employer.The government’s “A Roadmap for Pensions Reform 2018-2023″ can be viewed here.Read: ‘If everything’s fine, why’s it being investigated?’ – Social Protection peppered with tough questions over PSCRead: ‘A lot of money to the ordinary Joe soap’: Millions overpaid and hundreds of data breaches at civil service HR system From 2022, workers will be ‘auto enrolled’ on pension savings schemes The government has also announced a new “total contributions approach” to pensions from 2020. http://jrnl.ie/3876335 19,281 Views Short URL Share67 Tweet Email7 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
Adobe met un coup d’arrêt à Flash pour mobilesCoup de théâtre! Adobe va annoncer la fin de son module Flash pour les plateformes mobiles et recentrer ses activités sur le HTML 5.Adobe est en pleine restructuration et souhaite recentrer l’entreprise vers deux secteurs distincts que sont les médias et le marketing numérique. Cette nouvelle direction impose des changements drastiques dans la société avec une réduction de la masse salariale de 7%, soit 750 postes sur les 10.040 employés.Cette stratégie nouvelle va se ressentir également dans les logiciels. En effet, la marque devrait confirmer dans les prochaines heures l’arrêt complet de développement du module Flash sur les plateformes mobiles. Des efforts seront faits pour mieux intégrer les produits au HTML 5, ce nouveau langage web multimédia, qui à l’avantage de permettre d’afficher contenus et animations sur toutes les plateformes, mobiles ou de bureau, et dans le développement d’outils de création spécifiques aux tablettes numériques. Flash Mobile n’aura pas résisté au feu des critiques Adobe a envoyé un communiqué à ses partenaires développeurs par mail, leur indiquant notamment que son orientation va se faire vers des applications écrites pour les systèmes d’exploitation mobiles, et non plus par l’adoption forcée d’un plug-in très vertement critiqué pour sa consommation exagérée diminuant l’autonomie des appareils, et le manque flagrant de stabilité. On se souvient notamment de Steve Jobs, ancien patron d’Apple qui en 2010 avait publiquement dit le plus grand mal qu’il pensait des produits Adobe, dans le style très direct qu’on lui connaît. À lire aussiNomophobie : traitement, symptômes, qu’est-ce que c’est ?Dans le mail elle s’explique sur la nouvelle direction adoptée: “Nos futurs travaux avec Flash sur les appareils mobiles seront orientés vers le développement d’applications natives packagées avec Adobe AIR pour les principaux app stores. Nous n’adapterons plus le Flash Player aux nouveaux navigateurs des appareils mobiles, ni aux nouvelles versions d’OS ou certaines configurations de périphériques. Certains titulaires d’une licence pour notre code source pourront continuer de travailler et de distribuer leur propre implémentation. Nous allons continuer à supporter les actuelles configurations Android et PlayBook [de RIM, NDR] avec des mises à jour de sécurité ou sur des bugs critiques.”L’avenir du multimédia sur mobile se tourne donc plus que jamais vers le HTML 5, dont de nombreux sites sont en cours de réécriture pour s’adapter aux nouveaux modes de consommation du web des appareils mobiles. Le 10 novembre 2011 à 10:42 • Maxime Lambert
Stay on target Pornhub Maybe Wants To Buy TumblrPornhub Credits Government Shutdown For Traffic Increase This week Pornhub is rolling out an update to the site that will add in closed caption for its videos. As one of the world’s largest purveyors of porn, the site has taken unique steps towards accessibility, with this just being the latest example. Via press release, Corey Price, Pornhub’s VP said, “Here at Pornhub, it’s important that we continue to service all of our users’ needs and make content accessible to every individual.” Pornhub might be on the seedier side of the internet, but the company previously launched a descriptive video section for the blind — way back in 2016. So far these features are only on a couple thousand of the site’s videos that are in the major categories for sexuality/gender identity. The project was the product of Pornhub’s more wholesome edge, Pornhub Cares. Which, regardless of your feelings about the platform and porn in general, offers some surprisingly awesome content. It includes scholarships, educational videos for safer sex at various ages, panda conservation, and countless other causes. There’s some legitimately great stuff here, and it’s honestly heartwarming to see people at least trying to be decent as we stand on the precipice of a cruel cyberpunk dystopia. Making the world more accessible is just a good thing to do. Plus, the videos are hilarious — especially if you can take a step back and realize that porn is kind of a ridiculous, over-the-top, campy-ass farce. Then, you can watch someone with something that is way disproportionately large place that on, in, or near someone else. Then the rhythmic moaning starts. And, in all caps, white text over a black background scrawls across your screen. “OH. OH, OH! OH! OH! O-GOD!”Or you could pop over to the described video section and listen to people describe — at length — pretty much everything. And yeah, that’s pretty damned hilarious too.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.
iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro Have More Cameras, More ProblemsApple Arcade Launches Next Week Stay on target Apple Watch Series 4 was one of the highlights of Apple’s Special Event today, broadcast live from the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, CA. The new version of the popular Apple Watch, which Apple noted was now the number one watch in the world, period, has a veritable treasure trove of new design and feature ideas meant to help make life easier and safer for anyone who uses it.The new watch, aside from rocking a few aesthetic and performance improvements, amazingly has a series of new heart-centric health features meant to keep its users more aware of their physical health. The watch will be able to utilize new features that will help assist it with screening the wearer’s heart rhythm for any abnormalities that may be related to conditions such as bradycardia, tachycardia (slow or fast heartbeat) or even atrial fibrillation, which is essentially an irregular heart rhythm.Perhaps astonishingly is the new addition of the electrocardiogram (EKG) feature, which will allow users to perform an EKG directly from the Apple Watch. This will mark the first consumer-grade EKG that’s ever been available to consumers without having to visit a clinic to have the procedure performed. What’s more, Apple has been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration to have the Apple Watch Series 4 classified as a medical-grade device in this manner. Users can open an app on the watch, place one finger on the digital crown dial, and measure their EKG in seconds without having to go to the doctor’s office or pay expensive testing fees.To that end, the watch has also implemented a new fall detection feature, which lets the watch figure out if you’ve taken a nasty tumble, and can automatically call 911 or a predetermined number for you if you remain unmoving for over a minute after falling down. This will be especially useful for those with limited mobility or elderly parents or other family members in the home.Major changes have come to the Watch’s physical form, too. The screen is now almost edge to edge, with a new larger display in both 40mm and 44mm sizes. The display itself has become 30% bigger, and there’s more to watchOS as a result. The new UI has been altered so that it really makes use of the bigger display screen. There’s also a new watch face with eight built-in complications.The watch’s overall body has been altered in meaningful ways as well with the digital crow now including haptic feedback and a special LTE ring indicator that flashes red when looking for service. It’s also significantly louder than it used to be, with an improved speaker. Finally, the back of the watch features a sapphire crystal and black ceramic with the electrodes that allow for the aforementioned electrocardiogram recordings to be done.The battery may have remained the same, but this is clearly overall the most feature-packed Apple Watch yet. Best of all, you can continue to use the same bands from your previous models if you don’t feel like purchasing a new one. There are new gold and stainless steel finishes to choose from, and it’s all going to be releasing a lot sooner than you may have expected.The Apple Watch Series 4 goes live to preorder on Friday, and it will begin shipping on September 21, starting at $399 for the GPS edition and $499 for GPS + LTE versions. If this is one Apple device you’re interested in snapping up, you’d better go ahead and get that preorder in, as this one will undoubtedly sell like hotcakes.For more on Apple’s other releases check out why the iPhone SE is the last good iPhone as well as some upcoming Android phones worth checking out. And everything you need to know about Apple’s new phones.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.
Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF) or jet fuel prices have increased 3 percent to Rs 46,826 per kilolitre, which came into effect from October 1. This is the first month the jet fuel prices rose after two consecutive months of decreasing costs.Last month, the prices fell by 3.8 percent. In a statement, Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) said the price for international carriers has been fixed at $494 for October. It was $480.31 in September after the prices fell.ATF prices account for nearly 30-35 per cent of operating costs for airlines and directly impacts profit margins. The prices differ in different cities.The jet fuel price rise also seems to have impacted the share price of domestic carriers. Following the news, the SpiceJet stock was trading at Rs 60.25 at around 10:25 am on Monday, up 2.99 percent from its previous close. Similarly, the InterGlobe Aviation shares were trading at Rs 934.75 apiece, up 2.04 percent from its previous close around the same time. Jet Airways shares rose 3.95 percent and were trading at Rs 495 apiece on the Bombay Stock Exchange.The Indian Oil stock was trading at Rs 601.45 at around 10:30 am on Monday, up 3.21 percent from its previous close on the Bombay Stock Exchange.The revised ATF prices, new and Old (per kilolitre) are:CitiesCitiesNew Price (Oct 1)New Price (Oct 1)Old price (Sept 1)Old price (Sept 1)CitiesDelhiNew Price (Oct 1)Rs 46, 826Old price (Sept 1)Rs 45, 411CitiesKolkataNew Price (Oct 1)Rs 51, 562Old price (Sept 1)Rs 50, 265CitiesMumbaiNew Price (Oct 1)Rs 45, 743Old price (Sept 1)Rs 44, 418CitiesChennaiNew Price (Oct 1)Rs 49, 474Old price (Sept 1)Rs 48, 108 MumbaiRs 45, 743Rs 44, 418 KolkataRs 51, 562Rs 50, 265 ChennaiRs 49, 474Rs 48, 108 DelhiRs 46, 826Rs 45, 411 CitiesNew Price (Oct 1)Old price (Sept 1)
Los Angeles-based Snapchat, an image messaging and multimedia mobile application, has privately filed for an Initial Public Offering (IPO). The company filed its papers with the US Securities and Exchange Commission well before the US presidential elections.People familiar with the company’s developments told Bloomberg that the firm is targeting a valuation of about $20 billion-$25 billion in the listing, which is expected to be out by March 2017. So far, no final decision has been taken regarding the size of the IPO or the timing.Companies that have revenues less than $1 billion can secretly file for a public offering. It allows the firms to quietly test the investors while keeping their financial confidential. The photo-messaging app is aiming to raise about $4 billion with a valuation of about $25-$35 billion.Snapchat has hired Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs Group to manage its IPO. Additionally, JP Morgan Chase & Co, Deutsche Bank AG, Barclays Plc and Credit Suisse Group will also be involved as joint book runners, Reuters reported.Snapchat will be the largest social media IPO since Twitter in November 2013.The company, which started in 2012 as a mobile app, allows users to send photos which vanish within seconds. With an active user-base of over 100 million people, the firm managed to raise $1.81 billion in May, which valued Snapchat at $20 billion.The May round of funding followed an influx of $175 million Series F funding led by Fidelity Investments in March, which had put Snapchat’s value at $16 billion.
The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) logo is seen at the BSE building in Mumbai, India, January 25, 2017.Reuters fileUpdate at 4.35 PM: Both Sensex and Nifty shed morning gains and ended on a flat note. The Sensex closed 7 points higher at 31,290 and Nifty lost 3 points to end at 9,630.Top losers were ONGC, Hindustan Unilever and Lupin while gainers included State Bank of India, HDFC, Reliance Industries and Bajaj Auto.Foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) have been net sellers of Indian equities, ending with net sell position for the 9th straight day on Wednesday.Tata Group saw its market capitalisation drop to $129.3 billion as of June 21 from $133.3 billion as of June 8, 2017. TCS, Tata Steel, Tata Motors and Titan contribute to the Group’s market capitalisation in a big way. The listed entities have about 4.1 million shareholders.Original story:Indian benchmark indices Sensex and Nifty opened on a buoyant note and scaled new historic highs on Thursday tracking Asian markets and bullish sentiments. The BSE Sensex crossed 31,500 in early trade while the NSE Nifty was trading 60 points higher at 9,693 at around 12.20 pm.Stocks that were leading the Sensex rally included Sun Pharma, HDFC Bank, Reliance Industries and State Bank of India (SBI).The morning session also saw many stocks hitting fresh 52-week highs on the BSE — SpiceJet, Indigo-owner Interglobe Aviation, BEML, GMR Infra, JP Associates, Mahindra Holiday Services, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Can Fin Homes, HDFC Bank, L&T Financial Holdings.Defaulting borrowers in limelightLenders to whom chronic defaulters owe a whopping amount are scheduled to meet today (Thursday, June 22) to decide on the future course of action.Essar Steel (debt ~Rs 45,000 crore), Bhushan Steel (debt ~Rs 44,000 crore) and Electrosteels Steel (debt ~Rs 11,000 crore) are the three companies that are being referred to in media reports.”The fate of the three large steel companies will be sealed soon. Lenders will seek mandate from the consortium to file for corporate insolvency,” said a senior SBI official who did not wish to be named. SBI, which is the lead bank for all the three steel companies, has called a meeting of the joint lenders forum (JLF), the Economic Times reported, citing a bank official from SBI.
Jatiya Oikya Front chief, also Gano Forum president Kamal Hossain and other leaders pay tribute to the liberation war martyrs placing wreath at the National Memorial in Savar, Dhaka on Sunday. Photo: Dipu MalakarReiterating that this country belongs to people, Jatiya Oikya Front chief Kamal Hossain on Sunday said the victory of unified people is inevitable, reports UNB.”We’ve to remain alert against those who’re involved with ill politics and those who’re using sticks to repress their opponents, using black money and disrespecting people. We’ll protect our Independence and its values unitedly,” said Kamal Hossain to the newsmen after paying tributes to the liberation war martyrs.Earlier, he placed wreaths at the National Memorial in Savar, on the outskirts of the capital in the morning, marking the country’s 48th Victory Day.Also Gano Forum president Kamal Hossain said the country have been freed but its people are yet to enjoy the taste of freedom.”The struggle and movement for the freedom of people have to be continued,” said the Oikya Front leader adding, “People are the owners of this country and the country’s power has to be given back to them at any cost.”The jurist went on to say, “Dictatorship and deception won’t be allowed anymore in this independent country. Those who’ll resort to deception, the consequences won’t be good for them.”“When we come here, we must keep it in mind how much we had to pay to achieve our Independence. The desires of the martyrs — ensuring the rule of law, democracy and people’s right — have to be reassessed.”