first_img 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 One of the reasons so many sales forecasts end up wildly off base at the end of a quarter is because the interactions between salespeople and buyers are so complex and so dynamic as to make them nonlinear. There are more people engaged in the process and more variables being introduced in large, complex, strategic deals that come with a good deal of risk. The evidence that we use to determine whether to forecast a deal is no longer up to the task.Set aside the fact that salespeople often use end of month or quarter end dates as placeholders instead of asking the client what date it would make sense to go live with a new solution. Also set aside that many of what are called “opportunities” in the pipeline are really still leads. Also set aside the fact that many prospective clients have not really committed but are simply engaged in conversations at the early stages of exploring.None of this is to suggest that you should not have a forecast, or that you should accept the nonlinearity of the sales process without trying to create certainty and predictability in sales. But there are some factors that should now be given more weight.The sales process is really a series of commitments that we make with the client to engage them in the process of change. The making and keeping of these commitments provide an indication as to the progress the salesperson and their prospective client has made towards deciding to change and executing that change.When commitments have been made but not kept repeatedly over time, it is an indication that the organization the salesperson is working with will continue to struggle to keep commitments, and later to execute. The fact that the people in the organization are struggling to keep their commitments does not necessarily mean they won’t buy, but it does mean without further evidence that they are committed to a certain timeline, it will be difficult to include them in a forecast. No matter how well you try to control the process.Other organizations have a greater willingness and capacity to make change inside their own organization when they are aligned with their goals, and when their communication allows for the tricky and sticky conversations around change, there’s a greater likelihood that the people inside the company keep the commitments they make, and things tend to stay on track.The willingness to make and keep the commitments that make up the process of change and that result in a better future state is one factor you have to consider when assessing whether or not to forecast a deal in your pipeline. Kept commitments over time indicate that they are more likely to be kept in the future. Unkept conversations over time increase the likelihood more will be missed. This is a generalization, and all generalizations are lies, even when they prove useful.The increasingly nonlinear nature of sales is going to require a deeper dive into the progress made around all the commitments necessary to make change. In order to understand where your opportunity lies, and how likely it is to close on or before the date it is being forecast, you’re going to have to consult the record of commitments made and kept.last_img read more

first_img Continue Reading Previous Mouser expands headquarters, global presence, and product selectionNext ST: switching regulator with wide voltage ranges As data centers migrate to greater bandwidth and faster infrastructure, the need for higher performance timing devices becomes critical. Four new 20-output differential clock buffers that exceed PCIe Gen 5 jitter standards for next-generation data center applications are now available from Microchip Technology. The ZL40292 (85Ω termination) and ZL40293 (100Ω termination) are specifically designed to meet the new DB2000Q specification while the ZL40294 (85Ω termination) and ZL40295 (100Ω termination) are designed to meet the DB2000QL industry standard. All are ideally suited for next-generation servers, data centers, storage devices and other PCIe applications. These new devices also meet PCIe Gen 1, 2, 3 and 4 specifications.Each buffer is an ideal complement to chipsets where distributed clocks are required across several peripheral components, such as Central Processing Units, FPGAs and Physical layers (PHYs) in data center servers and storage devices, along with many other PCIe applications. The devices’ low additive jitter of approximately 20 femtoseconds far exceeds the DB2000Q/QL specification of 80 femtoseconds. This provides designers large margins to meet tight timing budgets while achieving increasing data rates. These devices will minimize jitter when distributing clocks to up to 20 outputs, thereby maintaining the integrity and quality of the clock signal through the buffer.The new buffers achieve low power dissipation and contribute significant savings to power budgets by using Low-Power High-Speed Current Steering Logic (LP-HCSL). Compared to standard HCSL, LP-HCSL consumes one third of the power, leading to a significant decrease in power consumption. This feature also gives customers the ability to drive longer traces on their board, improving signal routing while reducing components and board space. The ZL40292, for example, can eliminate up to 80 termination resistors (four per output) compared to traditional HCSL buffers.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components last_img read more

first_imgTop seed Dominic Thiem of Austria crushed Australia’s John Millman 6-2, 6-2 at the German Tennis Championships in Hamburg on Thursday to make it to his 10th quarter-final of the season.Thiem, who was a finalist at the French Open 2018, took the match by the scruff of the neck and in the glorious Hamburg sunshine, he broke Millman’s serve twice before he served out the first set in just 33 minutes.He did not drop the momentum in the second set and converted two more break points to take the set by the same margin and advanced to the next stage comfortably.Thiem extended his match win record to 38-11 for the season, which includes two claycourt titles in Buenos Aires and Lyon. He will next face Czech Nicolas Jarry for a place in the semi-finals.Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta was leading 6-2, 4-0 when his opponent Aljaz Bedene was forced to retire due to a hip injury.Up next for the third seed is Georgia’s Nikoloz Basilashvili, who roared back from 1-6 down in the first set tiebreak to beat 2013 finalist Pablo Cuevas 7-6(6), 6-4.On Wednesday, Diego Schwartzman, seeded second, had swept past German qualifier Daniel Masur 6-2, 6-2 to ease into the quarter-finals.Masur, who collected his first tour level win of the season by defeating compatriot Maximilian Marterer in the previous round, looked far from comfortable as he won just 51 percent of points on his serve.Schwartzman treated the crowd to a display of power hitting as the Argentine capitalised on two breaks of serve in each set to wrap up the victory.advertisementEighth seed Verdasco converted an early break point to take the first set but fatigue crept into his game as he struggled to match his opponent in longer rallies.At 6-5 down and serving to force a tiebreak, the Spaniard committed four unforced errors to concede defeat after two hours and 10 minutes of play.(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

first_img4You guys know I love a #scaldinghottake from time to time and I think my life may have been changed by Andrew Sharp’s Grantland columns breaking them down.[1. Not really, but they’re good.]  Also, my life might (actually) have been changed by this piece from Dan Shanoff on takes (both hot and regular).Hot takes, if you don’t know, are the height of what is hilarious about sports in the social media era. They are what your irrational sports friends throw out on Facebook and read like a crazed fan drunk on delirium whose reality has not only left the premises but it’s not coming back anytime soon.Folks wanting to cut Tom Brady after Week 1, Tiger can’t break 80, KD won’t be good because he can’t bench 900 lbs. These are hot takes.The best part is that hot takes are never are they more piping hot than right out of the gates of a new season.Here are my favorites from this season so far:Fire YurcichThree plays into the season I saw “fire Yurcich” takes being tossed around at a rate that was equal parts hysterical and disturbing.Your team has run three football plays against the No. 1 team in the country and because your team didn’t score a touchdown on one of those three plays you want to fire the human being in charge of your team.That seems rational.And just as a reminder, this should always be “Fire Ford!” or “Fire Bill Young!”Missouri State can go with FSUWait, that was me. Did I really say that?Nate says a lot of crazy things in the comments section but he was right about that. I got crazy. I delivered the hottest of hot takes. Apologies.Ben Grogan might as well be an amputee!Okay, so I haven’t seen this take. But I’ve seen something close to it.As I outlined on Monday Grogan has been better than people want to give him credit for (though still average-ish). And he’s certainly been better than an amputee.I wouldn’t mind seeing this, though:Let Tyreek kick. It would at least be exciting. Imagine him talking a 10-yard run up. #okstate— Carson Cunningham (@KOCOCarson) September 6, 2014Daxx is Weeden redux…basicallyLook, that throw he made against Missouri State was incredible and it’s not difficult to make the case for hims tarting over No. 4 but Weeden he is not, nor will he ever be.Glenn Spencer is a cult leaderHey this one might be true. I don’t think we can totally rule it out. If my body ends up at the bottom of Boomer Lake in three months just make sure you guys ask a LOT of questions.JW Walsh is the toughest sonofab since Walt GarrisonWalsh is great. He’s a gamer, he’s not scared of anybody, and it’s not an accident that his receivers sound like they’d run through the walls on the Boone Pickens Stadium sidelines for him (which they might have to given some of his throws), but when people are asking Gundy questions like this at press conferences:When asked if he thought there was a possibility Walsh could heal faster than a “normal human being.”“It wouldn’t surprise me.”That, my friends, is hot takes central.Totally Tickets is your source for Oklahoma State football tickets. If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

first_imgChelsea ace Eden Hazard: I know I can do much betterby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea ace Eden Hazard insists he can do much more this season.Hazard scored twice for victory at Watford this week.But he reckons he has still not hit the form which helped him win Footballer of the Year honours in 2015 when Chelsea won the league with him playing as a winger.“I will get more goals playing through the middle, for sure,” he said.“But I will score more goals also if I play as a winger, so…“I get more chances through the middle. But my position is winger. I feel better as a winger, but I did well [against Watford] as a striker, against Brighton I did well as a striker.“So the manager chooses where to put me on the pitch and then I try to do my best.”Hazard added: “To score 101 is a special achievement. Of course. I am not focused about scoring goals, but to reach this level is good, especially when you play for this amazing club.“We want to win, I want to score, I want to help my team to win games. I am just happy.“I was not thinking about reaching 100 at all before the game. The guys just told me at half-time and I was happy, so I just gave a smile.“And when you score 100, you just want to score more, so I will try to get more.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_img If the team is just awful and you know you’re going to win and it’s an in-state school – you just can’t lose that one in-state.I remember when we played Cincinnati a few years ago and someone threw the number at me – it’s been so many years since we lost to an in-state school. And then you look at a team that’s 11-2, just beat UCLA, beat them soundly. That score was not even indicative of how well Cincinnati played that day. It’s real. They’ve got an excellent coach, they’ve got an excellent staff and a returning quarterback that won 11 games a year ago. So this is real real.Ohio State wins by a couple touchdowns and I can visualize the press conference – ‘what’s wrong, what happened?’ If you happen to lose that game, then that’s going to a tough one to deal with.I think Cincinnati will hang in there. I think they’re going to play as hard as they possibly can. I don’t see how they can finish it off because it’s just depth – when you’re talking about Ohio State you’re talking about two-deep. With most positions – two-deep.The quarterback position, the tailback position, although tailback has gotten a little stronger. You’re two-deep across the board. On a top day in September, that’s hard for a team like Cincinnati. Just doesn’t have the depth.”Check out the video below:Urban Meyer talking about Saturday. #BearcatsNation #BeatOSU pic.twitter.com/ZIjGLZtRms— Bearcats Nation (@GoBearcatsUC) September 6, 2019Ohio State and Cincinnati will do battle at Noon ET. The game will be broadcast on ABC. A closeup of Urban Meyer following Ohio State's Rose Bowl win.PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer and wife Shelley Meyer celebrate after the Ohio State Buckeyes win the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)Ohio State takes on in-state rival Cincinnati on Saturday in a game that will likely be more contested than many Buckeyes fans predict. Thursday, former head coach Urban Meyer joined the Big Ten Network to chat about the matchup.Meyer, who stepped down as head coach this past December, said that new coach Ryan Day is almost facing a “nightmare” having to play Cincinnati this Saturday. Why? He believes that even if the Buckeyes win by a few touchdowns, fans will wonder why it wasn’t more.Meyer also made a prediction regarding the result – with an explanation. He was asked what intrigues him about the game:“What doesn’t intrigue you. I don’t want to say it’s a nightmare for the coach at Ohio State – for Coach Day – but I’ve been there. Especially when the team is good.last_img read more

first_img Varun Singh New DelhiMarch 11, 2019UPDATED: March 11, 2019 19:30 IST Tata Altroz EVHIGHLIGHTSSeveral reports have claimed that Tata Altroz EV will be priced over Rs 10 lakh.It will get a permanent magnet AC motor with single speed gearbox.The targeted range is 250-300 kms for the electric vehicle.For Tata Motors, the 89th Geneva International Motor Show has been nothing short of spectacular. On March 5, the company premiered five products — Altroz, Altroz EV, Buzzard, Buzzard Sport and H2X Concept. Talking about the hatchbacks, while Altroz will be commercially launched in mid-2019, Altroz EV is expected to be introduced in less than two years.Tata Altroz EV has been engineered on the ALFA (Agile Light Flexible Advanced) Architecture. With lightweight, modular and flexible characteristics, the new platform allows the manufacturing of multiple body styles with a choice of powertrains, including gasoline, diesel or full electric.Several reports have claimed that Tata Altroz EV will be priced over Rs 10 lakh. However, these are only claims. Everything will be clear only when the company comes out with an official announcement. As of now, Tata Motors has revealed the technical specifications of Altroz EV. Below are the important details. Tata Altroz EVTechnical SpecificationsMotor and gearboxPermanent magnet AC motor with single speed gearboxCharging time60 minutesTargeted range250-300 kmsLength (mm)3,988Width (mm)1,754Height (mm)1,505Wheelbase (mm)2,501Tata Motors is claiming that Altroz EV will have an energy efficient powertrain unit along with a high energy density battery pack offering a superior range. It will get a sporty silhoutte, athletic stance and aerodynamic lines. There will be signature humanity line accentuated by dual ultra slim LED headlamps and digitally inspired lower grille.The side profile of Tata Altroz EV will feature a unique arrowhead forming at the intersection of the A pillar with the front door flowing into the one of a kind comet tail like swoosh element along the window line.advertisementThe interiors of Tata Altroz EV have been laid out like a modern aero command center with a seamless cockpit-like theme connected from end-to-end. There will be use of large coloured displays, enhanced haptics and premium material.ALSO READ | Foundation stone for Rs 90,000 crore Delhi-Vadodara-Mumbai Expressway laidALSO READ | Triumph Tiger 800 XCA launched in India at a starting price of Rs 15.16 lakhALSO READ | Yamaha launches Fascino Darknight edition in India, price starts at Rs 56,793Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byVarun Singh Tags :Follow New car launchFollow Upcoming car launchFollow New EVFollow Upcoming EV launchFollow New EV premier Tata Altroz EV: Launch, price, motor, range and other important details you need to knowTata Altroz EV has been engineered on the ALFA (Agile Light Flexible Advanced) Architecture. With lightweight, modular and flexible characteristics, the new platform allows the manufacturing of multiple body styles with a choice of powertrains, including gasoline, diesel or full electric.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

first_imgBell’s Brewery is thinking big with its current series of limited-edition craft beer bottles.I don’t mean just national or global big. We’re talking solar system big.Taking inspiration from Gustav Holst’s seven-movement orchestral suite “The Planets”, Bell’s has created seven unique beers celebrating Earth’s closest cousins.The first in Bell’s Planets series, Mars, The Bringer of War was released last August to wide acclaim. Beer Advocate readers logged over one thousand reviews for Mars and gave the Double IPA an impressive aggregate score of 92/100. It was followed by Venus, The Bringer of Peace and Mercury, The Winged Messenger in October and December, respectively.  Venus and Mercury did not receive the same level of praise as their predecessor; but like Mars, those bottles disappeared quickly and have remained hard to track down.Eagle-eyed beer shoppers should be able to find Jupiter, The Bringer of Jollity in stores now with the remaining three beers released through July 2015.The Planets series has a special mini-website that streams the music along with providing detailed descriptions of the associated beer to enhance your tasting experience. If you haven’t had the opportunity to try Mars, Venus or Mercury, here are my tasting notes on the series so far:Mars, The Bringer of WarDouble India Pale Ale10.1% ABVThis is a big, burly beer that holds up to its namesake. Mars is maltier and sweeter than a typical IPA but balanced with citrus notes and just enough raw alcohol flavor to remind you to drink slowly.Venus, The Bringer of PeaceBlonde Ale Brewed With Honey, Apricot, Cardamom, and Vanilla7.5% ABVWith Venus, the hits of fruity sweetness and robust vanilla clash more than combine for an aggressively flavorful and hugely aromatic beer. That push and pull makes for a smart experimental brewing exercise but keeps the beer from being an everyday palate pleaser.Mercury, The Winged MessengerBelgian Single4.8% ABVConsidered a baseline table beer for brewing monks, the low ABV Belgian Single style is a workingman’s beverage. Mercury fills that role by being a refreshing, mild meld of flavors with a thin mouth feel that is the exact opposite of an extreme beer.There’s an adage that goes “writing about music is like dancing about architecture.” After sampling the beginnings of Bell’s Planets series and listening to Holt’s suite, it’s safe to say that brewing about music gets us much closer to the truth in the art. Pairing the English Premier League Soccer Teams with Craft Beers from the United States Why Tea and Beer Go Well Together (and 5 Tea Beers to Try) Getting to Know the Lithuanian Beer Scene The Most Unique Collaboration Beers in the U.S. What’s So Great About the Icelandic Hot Dog? Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

first_imgNEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal along with Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Friday rolled out a pilot project for natural water storage on the Yamuna floodplain. Calling it a landmark day, Arvind Kejriwal said that the project for natural water storage will help in making Delhi self-sufficient in water. Speaking on the occasion, Shekhawat said, “This is a unique experiment. I congratulate you and I want this pilot project to be a success. In the coming time, this pilot project can become a Delhi model to be showcased not only in India but across the world.” Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”In this pilot project, artificial reservoirs are being created on the Yamuna floodplains of one metre depth, in which floodwater will be collected. This water will gradually recharge and come back to Yamuna through a natural process. The success of this pilot project of Delhi government can be a milestone in water conservation and water security,” said Shekhawat. The Union Minister warned that India’s water is the most contaminated in the world and countries which get much less rainfall than India have made themselves water security nations, safeguarding the future of coming generations. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsMeanwhile, Kejriwal described the beginning of the pilot project as a very big day for Delhi. “I am an engineer and I can say that science and technology can solve the problems arising in the society due to modern life, but this is possible only when all of us work with good intentions on the jobs entrusted to us,” he said. Kejriwal said on Friday that a very big step has been initiated towards recharging the ground water of Delhi. “On their own, farmers had been taking steps but it is for the first time probably in history that a state government has initiated such a pilot at such a big scale.” He said, “Today the world is facing a water crisis and our pilot will show the way on how to resolve the major problem of depleting ground water.” The Chief Minister said since the union Minister comes from a farming background it is a matter of happiness that he immediately understood the Delhi government’s proposal. Kejriwal said this project is not about reservoirs near the Yamuna, the Delhi government is creating natural underground reservoirs and underground water will be recharged, not the surface water. “The digging will take place upto a meter and a meter and a half. Due to farming and other activities, water is unable to go beneath the surface, therefore in this project the soil will be removed from the surface and after digging upto a metre and metre and a half, it will be possible for the water to percolate quickly and water recharging can be done,” said Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.last_img read more

first_imgOn Monday, November 2, 2015, the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) raised more than 3.3 million at its 14th annual An Enduring Vision benefit gala to support HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, and awareness programs across the United States, the Americas, and the Caribbean.American Airlines, Robert K. Kraft, The Lauder Foundation- Leonard & Judy Lauder Fund, Mylan, Pablo and Nathalie Salame, Sands Bethlehem, and Wells Fargo served as the Presenting Sponsors of the benefit. The star-studded evening was held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.As part of the evening’s program, EJAF Founder Elton John and Chairman David Furnish presented Enduring Vision awards to three outstanding Foundation supporters – M. Michele Burns, Robert J. Coury, and Tracey Emin.M. Michele Burns is an internationally recognized corporate and philanthropic leader, played an integral part in EJAF’s inception, and has served as an Executive Board Member from the very beginning. Robert J. Coury, Executive Chairman of Mylan, continues to be a visionary in leading the company into areas where it can make a difference, such as improving global health and helping to end the AIDS epidemic. Tracey Emin is one of the most renowned and respected living artists today and is also a fierce humanitarian and tireless advocate for human rights causes.CNN anchor Anderson Cooper emceed the gala dinner for an eighth time. Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation, spoke eloquently about the Foundation’s achievements and the role of philanthropy in ending the AIDS epidemic. KC and the Sunshine Band took the stage for a rollicking performance of disco classics. And guest auctioneer Alexander Gilkes of Paddle 8 conducted a live auction featuring such one-of-a-kind items as a neon work of art by honoree, Tracey Emin, a 1999 print of Elton John by photographer David LaChapelle, the opportunity to create bespoke champagne with HATT et SÖNER, a group of unique archival pigment prints by Joel Meyerowitz and fine jewelry by Lily Gabriella.“I cannot begin to express how incredibly grateful I am to all of the amazing donors and friends who support and attend An Enduring Vision year after year,” said Elton. “Their generosity helps to make our lifesaving work possible and brings us closer to achieving our vision of a world without AIDS.”Through the impeccable credibility and reputation attained based on more than two decades of extensive work, EJAF has emerged as a significant leader in the field of AIDS. The Foundation advances public dialogue on critical and controversial issues related to the epidemic and challenges misguided policies and attitudes that block progress in HIV prevention. Proceeds from An Enduring Vision will help support these efforts, as well as EJAF’s grant-making initiatives across the U.S., the Caribbean, and the Americas.last_img read more

first_imgLONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May’s parliamentary allies are warning they could remove support from her minority government if she does not alter her Brexit deal with the European Union.Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party struck a deal last year to back May’s Conservatives on major legislation. But the Protestant, pro-U.K. party opposes the Brexit deal’s plans for keeping the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland open after Brexit.In a warning to May, DUP lawmakers abstained late Monday during several votes on finance bill, and voted against the government on one amendment.DUP lawmaker Sammy Wilson said the votes were “designed to send a political message to the government.”Writing in Tuesday’s Belfast Telegraph, May said the deal “puts Northern Ireland in a fantastic position for the future.”The Associated Presslast_img read more

Toronto –  Safely insulated in his office building while last Wednesday’s terrorist attack occurred, Muddassar Ahmed decided he needed to do something to support the city he loves. Only hours later Muslims United For London was launched and a fundraiser was born.Wednesday began much like any other day for London’s Muddassar Ahmed. He never imagined that by the end of that day he would be spearheading an effort to raise financial support for the victims of London’s worst terrorist attack in years.Muddassar AhmedAccording to a report in the Independent, he had been at work only about ten minutes that morning before his attention was drawn to a commotion outside his office window. Nothing prepared him for the sight he witnessed. “I was shocked to see the injuries and the loss of life outside my window,” he said. A man later identified as Khalid Masood had propelled his rented vehicle into crowds of pedestrians as they made their way across Westminster Bridge, injuring more than 50 people and ultimately killing three. After crashing the vehicle into a gate, he started approaching Parliament House on foot. When he was confronted by a pair of unformed officers, he lashed out with the knife he was carrying, fatally wounding PC Keith Palmer. Moving closer to his target, he was confronted once more only this time the officers were armed. Masood was finally stopped and died from his gunshot wounds.Sequestered in his office building for four hours, Ahmed could only look on in horror and helplessness. It was then he decided he had to do something productive and the idea of fundraising came to his mind.Muslims United For London was born later that same day and donations began almost immediately. Ahmed shares his inspiration on the fundraiser’s website. “I reflected on what it means to be a born-and-bred Londoner and found myself proud of how security and medical services responded.”Though the idea was born from a Muslim Londoner’s desire to do something “proactive” to show his support for the victims and their families, Ahmed encouraged people from all faith groups to donate and show support and solidarity. He also acknowledges that, although money hardly replaces the lives lost and irrevocably shattered, he believes it was important to show unity and compassion in such a terrible time. “While no amount of money will bring back the lives lost or take away from the pain the victims and their families are going through, we hope to lessen their burden in some way.”The goal for Muslims United For London was to raise $30,000. With the total collected already reaching $34,500, it seems Ahmed’s message has struck a chord. For Muddassar Ahmed, the issue is a simple one, “… doing something proactive is part of the solution.” read more

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Hungary’s prime minister says low birth rates and falling population figures must be boosted by economic incentives to families, not immigration.Prime Minister Viktor Orban also said Thursday at a conference on demography that he believes a turn in low birth rates may be achieved when having children will be economically more beneficial to families than not having them.Orban also said that the strengthening of Christianity in Europe was a precondition for the success of Hungary’s demographic efforts.Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis spoke about their countries’ demographic challenges and praised Orban’s family policy measures. They include tax breaks for families with more than one child, the construction of more nurseries and a life-long income tax exemption for women with at least four children.The Associated Press read more

The conference, organized by the UN Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Task Force and the Boston-based Wireless Internet Institute, will bring representatives of developing countries together with leaders from information technology (IT) enterprises and international institutions to explore broadband wireless potential for supporting development.The ICT’s Task Force Vice-Chairman Talal Abu-Ghazaleh is scheduled to deliver welcoming remarks from UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. Pat Gelsinger, Chief Technology Officer, Intel Corporation, will be the keynote speaker.The morning session will include a debate on wireless Internet deployment scenarios, presentations of case studies and panels on “Technology Primer and Roadmap” and “Regulatory Landscape and Trends.” In the afternoon, brainstorming workshops involving field practitioners, regulators, IT vendors and international development specialists will suggest policies to accelerate the adoption of wireless Internet broadband connectivity.Participants are expected to examine the development impact of wireless technology developments, as well as practical deployment issues, including spectrum policies, local regulations, the role of incumbent telecom operators, and alternative business models to support both the deployment and operations of wireless infrastructure networks. read more

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by News Staff Posted May 7, 2012 12:31 pm MDT ISKUT, B.C. – Members of a remote B.C. First Nation vow to examine every option to fight construction approval granted to a huge copper and gold mine in the northwestern corner of the province.The Tahltan First Nation says the Red Chris mine, 20 kilometres outside the village of Iskut, about 300 kilometres due east of Juneau, Alaska, has the potential to turn a pristine valley into a tailings pond.On Friday, the province announced a subsidiary of Imperial Metals (TSX:III) would be allowed to develop the mine, which has an estimated output of 30,000 tonnes per day.Tahltan Central Council President Annita McPhee says the First Nation is still waiting for answers to environmental, cultural, and rights and title concerns raised by construction of the open pit operation.She points to a 2010 Supreme Court of Canada ruling that found the Federal government side-stepped a duty to prepare an environmental assessment, although the Red Chris Development Corporation says the latest permit comes with a pledge to form a committee to review and address environmental concerns.Estimated cost of the development is set at $444 million, with the mine expected to create 250 full-time jobs over its anticipated 28-year lifespan. (CFTK) Tahltan say Red Chris mine permit undermines trust in the B.C. government read more

first_imgOscar looks like a different dog Oscar the King Charles Spaniel has won a “slimmer of the year” award after managing to shed over a stone.The porky pooch weighed in at 3st 6lb (22kg), which is 80 per cent more than his ideal weight, and was at risk of serious health problems and a shortened life span.He ate too many leftovers, and joined his owner in eating Sunday roasts.After walking left him out of breath, his Wolverhampton owner, June Lawrence, decided to put him on a diet. Oscar looks like a different dogCredit:PA/PDSA PDSA vet Paul Manktelow said on Good Morning Britain that the biggest weight-risks for dogs are over-eating and leftovers.This leaves many dangerously overweight. For a dog, he explained, a packet of crisps is the equivalent of two steak pies.A tin of tuna is the same as 35 chicken nuggets; a slice of toast is the same of a bag of chips, and three pieces of cheese is equivalent to two cheese burgers. “People don’t recognise him because he’s changed so much, in looks and personality.”Mrs Lawrence admitted she spoiled the spaniel and gave him too much food after her husband’s death last year.She is also disabled, so unable to give him much exercise.”As he piled on the pounds, he wanted to exercise even less and it became a vicious cycle,” Ms Allen said.”He couldn’t even jump on the sofa, he was that big.”center_img Because of this diet and hydrotherapy lessons, he has become PDSA vets’ slimmer of the year at a healthy 2st 1lb.Mrs Lawrence’s daughter, Karen Allen, said: “He is a completely different dog now – like a puppy again. Tune in now to see Oscar the spaniel’s remarkable weight loss story! Oscar was morbidly obese, but is now @PDSA_HQ Pet Fit Club Champ 2016! pic.twitter.com/gZ8l1PBCXt— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) November 24, 2016 Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

← Previous Story Nenad Puljezevic extend contract with TSV Hannover-Burgdorf! Next Story → Raul Entrerrios in F.C Barcelona! Czech Republic national team player and in last two season left back of TBV Lemgo, Daniel Kubes (32) signed two-years contract with best team of the World, THW Kiel. A very usefull in defense, Kubes will help his new teammates to extend domination in Bundesliga and Champions League until 2012.In his Bundes career, Kubes played for TuS N-Lübbecke, HSG Nordhor and Lemgo (two seasons in all teams) and before that in Swedish, Drott Halmstad (2001-2004). His first club was Dukla Prague. read more

first_img Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR FOX to reportedly air WWE “Smackdown’s Greatest Hits” special Friday, September 27 WWE Smackdown Ratings: Viewership stays over 2 million, WWE stays No. 1 on Tuesday Google+ WhatsApp WWE Smackdown Live Ratings for December 4 are in.This week’s episode from Austin drew an average of 1.95 million viewers on Tuesday night according to a report by Showbuzzdaily.com.This is down from last week’s show that averaged 2.26 million viewers. WWE came in at No. 3 for the night on cable in the 18-49 demographics, down from No. 1.It is the first time since November of 2016 that overall viewers averaged below two million for the live show on a Tuesday night.Demographic Ratings for Smackdown LiveSmackdown Live, headlined by AJ Styles vs. The Miz, averaged a 0.66 rating among adults 18-49. This is a drop from last week’s 0.81 rating.center_img Twitter Pinterest Facebook WWE RAW Ratings: Viewership sees a 15% drop against the return of Monday Night Footballlast_img read more