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Ten Things I Wish I’d Have Known Before I Managed Salespeople

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first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now Balance activity and effectiveness. When I first managed salespeople, I was laser-focused on activity. Over time I learned that, even though an active rep will bump into deals, you can’t build a high-performing sales organization on activity alone. That takes a careful balance of both activity and effectiveness. You have to do as much work—or more—on building that effectiveness.Hire for attributes. Even though I worked in staffing, I defaulted to always hiring for experience. That’s always my clients wanted, too. I believed that by hiring for experience, I wouldn’t have to do so much managing. I believed it would make my job easier. Over time, I found that managing is easier when you hire people with the right attributes and coach, train, and develop them.You live and die by your pipeline. It’s easy to be distracted by all kinds of sales management tasks. But the real action is in the pipeline. I wish I’d have known that your future is easily predicted in the pipeline you have right now. If you want to know what the next two quarters look like, your pipeline has the answer. And there is no cramming for sales results.Serve salespeople before the organization. The organization makes incredible demands of the sales manager. Many of those demands do nothing to help the sales manager or to help his team produce better results. The more time I spent with salespeople, actively helping them with their live deals, the better the results. Even if the organization has to wait for what it needs, I learned it is better to serve the sales force first.You sell to your organization. I had know idea how much time I would need to spend selling within my own organization. Even though we all want the same things, there are all kinds of agreements that need to be negotiated. For clients. For the sales force. For the company’s benefit. Your team needs you to sell on their behalf. And, a lot of the time, you’re the only one that can make the internal sale.You build and manage the process. It was great to find someone that could sell. It was awesome to help someone grow into an effective salesperson. But the challenge is in notching the whole sales organization up. The real key to a high performing sales force is in building and managing a process that improves the performance of the 80% of the sales force that makes the top 20% possible.You have to see for yourself. If you really want to know how a salesperson performs in front of your prospective clients, you have to go see for yourself. It’s impossibly difficult to know how to help if you haven’t seen it for yourself. My ability to know how to help salespeople was improved by seeing things for myself.There is only one forecast date that matters. It doesn’t matter what the close date in your sales force automation says, if it isn’t a date your dream client has agreed to, the opportunity isn’t going to close on that date. Period.Show no mercy when cleaning the pipeline. Salespeople are happy to work on opportunities. They need opportunities to make their number. But much of what comes into the pipeline aren’t really opportunities. I wish I’d have known sooner that you have to protect the sales force from themselves when it comes to disqualifying. Show. No. Mercy.The big lever is caring enough to personally coach. I managed salespeople. But, if you want a high performing sales force, you need to care enough about the individuals on your team to coach them directly. It takes time and energy. But that investment is returned many times over in results. Yesterday I wrote about ten things I wish I’d have known before I started selling professionally. Here are ten things that I wish I’d have known before I started managing a sales force.last_img read more

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Centre derailing NRC, says Gogoi

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first_imgFormer Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday said the Narendra Modi government was trying to derail the exercise to update the National Register of Citizens (NRC) by disclosing data and attacking NRC State Coordinator Prateek Hajela.Mr. Gogoi, who had been the Chief Minister for three terms, said this was an indication that the BJP was not interested in resolving the foreigners’ issue.“The BJP government has focussed on certain districts to claim that the names of Bangladeshi-origin people have been registered in the NRC. If Hajela, conducting the exercise, is doing this, why is he not being removed or transferred? After all, he is not a constitutional authority but a government servant and is directly answerable to the administration,” Mr. Gogoi said.He reiterated that the NRC would end up as “waste paper” and leave out many genuine citizens belonging to different communities.  “This exercise will only be 50% successful. Many among the Bengali Muslims, tea garden workers, Gorkhas and others will miss out while some foreigners will be included,” he said.The Sarbananda Sonowal government in the State , he said, must ensure the inclusion of all legal citizens in the NRC.last_img read more

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5 reasons to give badminton a try

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first_imgCelebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side 3. Boost eye healthA 2013 study from Russia found that playing badminton could help boost eye health. The two-year study found that many children stopped wearing glasses within just two months after taking special badminton lessons three times a week. The findings, from the National Badminton Federation of Russia, even helped put the sports on the country’s sports curriculum.The research also found that the sport could be beneficial to adults who spend too much time working in front of a computer screen, and that badminton’s effect in strengthening eye muscles showed some impressive results.4. Get some fresh airLike other racquet sports such as tennis, badminton is great to play outdoors in the summertime. Getting out into nature and soaking up some vitamin D can also bring additional health benefits, including improved mental health and a reduced risk of multiple sclerosis, cardiovascular disease, asthma, and autism thanks to topping up vitamin D levels.ADVERTISEMENT Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters LATEST STORIES Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:10Vico Sotto to strengthen Pasig barangay health centers00:50Trending 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Cignal HD wins back-to-back D-League titles Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View comments Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ 1. Burn caloriesAs the fastest racquet sport in the world, badminton can definitely work up a sweat! And although you might not be as fast as two-time Olympic champion Lin “Super” Dan, a game of badminton will still get you moving and your heart rate up. Even a moderately intense workout can help prevent cardiovascular disease such as heart attacks and stroke as well as reduce your risk of obesity and diabetes.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 opening2. Reduce mortality riskA large-scale study published last year looking at over 80,000 British adults also found that racquet sports such as badminton, tennis and squash are some of the best for lowering risk of death, with those who enjoy a game on the court benefiting from a 47 percent reduction in their mortality risk than those who do no exercise at all. Badminton can be a great sport to try in summer as well as providing a range of health benefits. Image: simonkr/IStock.com via AFP RelaxnewsWith the Badminton World Championships 2017 currently taking place in Glasgow, Scotland, until Sunday 27 August, you might be feeling inspired to pick up a racquet and give the sport a try.Here we round up five reasons why getting out on the court can not only be fun, but also give your health a boost.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Just remember to also wear sunscreen and seek the shade when you need it to avoid a risk of sunburn, and possibly skin cancer.5. Be more socialA badminton match with friends is a great way to socialize, which has health benefits of its own as well as making sport more fun. Spending time with friends can help to stave off loneliness, depression, reduce the risk of an early death, and help to reduce stress levels, which can also lead to further health problems. JBRELATED STORY:After loss, Aussie Olympian binges on fast food Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaullast_img read more

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India, Portugal agree on 4 million euro fund to boost research

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first_img(EDS: Updates with fresh inputs and quotes)Lisbon, Jun 24 (PTI) India and Portugal today announced a four million euros joint fund to bolster research in science and technology as Prime Minister Narendra Modi held in-depth talks with his Portuguese counterpart on cooperation in areas like counter-terrorism, space, climate studies and start-ups.In a joint address to the media after signing 11 bilateral agreements, Modi and Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa, who traces his origin to Goa, said the two countries have made substantial progress since Costa visited India in January.The agreements signed today included cooperation in outer space, double taxation avoidance, nano technology, improving cultural ties, youth and sports, higher education, scientific research, and setting up of a Portugal-India Business Hub and an Indian Chamber of Commerce here.”The Portuguese economic rebound and strong Indian growth offer excellent opportunities for us to grow together,” Modi, the first Indian prime minister in Portugal on a bilateral visit, said.”We are also determined to deepen our cooperation against terrorism and violent extremism,” he said and thanked Lisbon for its “consistent support” for Indias bid for permanent membership of the UN Security Council and multilateral export control regimes.Speaking on collaboration in cutting-edge technology, Modi announced the setting up of a joint science and technology fund of four million euros.”Our economic ties continue to follow an upward trajectory, and we can do more for the flow of goods, services, capital and human resources,” he said, adding that bilateral trade has grown 17 per cent in the past one year.advertisement”We look forward to engaging with Portugal in the Atlantic International Research Centre, both in the Space and Ocean Science fields,” Modi said.These pacts are expected to promote Indias ties with Portugal towards the establishment of a unique centre on the Azores Archipelago – the Atlantic International Research Centre, which will act as an innovation hub for trans-atlantic and north-south cooperation. The goal of the Centre is to provide a shared environment to foster new climate, earth, space and marine research.With respect to space, cooperation is expected to include development and cooperation of next generation nano and micro satellites. On marine sciences, the project would enable India to study the atmospheric and ocean behaviour of the Atlantic and its linkages with weather patterns including the monsoon.Modi also announced that India will set up of a Chair for Indian Studies at the University of Lisbon and developing a Hindi-Portuguese dictionary.”I thank Portugal for sharing a digital version of 12,000 documents comprising exchange of letters between Goa and Portugal in the 17th Century.”Portugal has emerged as one of the most vibrant ecosystems for entrepreneurship… Start-up sphere here is an interesting space for cooperation. It is a great means to generate value and wealth for society,” he said.Modi said Portuguese Prime Minister Costa represents the best of the Indian diaspora across the world. Portugal has a large Indian-origin diaspora with the Indian community in Portugal estimated at 65,000.He also praised Indian films having a presence in the country. “Indian films are being subtitled in Portuguese and a Hindi-Portuguese dictionary is being developed for our mutual benefit,” Modi said.Costa said India and Portugal “will make a great deal of progress in digital partnerships.””A lot of work has been done in six months since I visited India. Great strides have been made in partnerships in economy, science and technology,” he said.Relations between India and Portugal began amicably in 1947 after Indias independence and diplomatic relations were established in 1949. Bilateral ties however went into decline after 1950 over Portugals refusal to surrender its enclaves of Goa, Daman Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli on Indias west coast.But with the signing of a treaty in New Delhi in December 1974, bilateral relations were restored. PTI ABH AKJ ABHlast_img read more

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Klinsmann fired as US soccer coach; Arena could return

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first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — In a sign of just how much American soccer has grown up, U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann was fired after a pair of losses in the final round World Cup qualifying.Six days after a 4-0 loss at Costa Rica dropped the Americans to 0-2, Klinsmann was terminated after nearly 5 1/2 years during a meeting Monday at a Los Angeles hotel with U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati and Secretary General Dan Flynn.Los Angeles Galaxy coach Bruce Arena is the favorite to succeed Klinsmann, and his hiring could be announced as early as Tuesday. Arena coached the national team from 1998 to 2006.Gone are the days when U.S. coaches were immune to the win-now mentality that permeates soccer. Qualifying resumes when the U.S. hosts Honduras on March 24 and plays four days later at Panama, and the USSF is expecting a quick turnaround.“While we remain confident that we have quality players to help us advance to Russia 2018, the form and growth of the team up to this point left us convinced that we need to go in a different direction,” Gulati said in a statement. “With the next qualifying match in late March, we have several months to refocus the group and determine the best way forward to ensure a successful journey to qualify for our eighth consecutive World Cup.”A former star forward for Germany who has lived mostly in Orange County with his American wife since his retirement as a player in 1998, Klinsmann replaced Bob Bradley in July 2011. He led the team to the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup title and the second round of the 2014 World Cup, where the Americans lost to Belgium in extra time.The USSF announced in December 2013 a four-year contract extension through 2018, but the successful World Cup was followed by poor performances. The U.S. was knocked out by Jamaica in last year’s Gold Cup semifinals and lost to Mexico in a playoff for a Confederations Cup berth. The team rebounded to reach this year’s Copa America semifinals before losing to Argentina 4-0.But this month Mexico beat the Americans 2-1 at Columbus, Ohio, in the first home qualifying loss for the U.S. since 2001.And last week in Costa Rica, the Americans were stunned by their largest margin of defeat in qualifying since 1980. They dropped to 0-2 for the first time in the hexagonal, as the final round of qualifying in North and Central America and the Caribbean is known.While there is time to recover, given the top three teams qualify for the 2018 tournament in Russia and the fourth-place finisher advances to a playoff against Asia’s No. 5 team, players seemed confused by Klinsmann’s tactics, such as a 3-4-1-2 formation used at the start against the Mexicans.“Today we made the difficult decision of parting ways with Jurgen Klinsmann,” Gulati said. “There were considerable achievements along the way … but there were also lesser publicized efforts behind the scenes. He challenged everyone in the U.S. Soccer community to think about things in new ways, and thanks to his efforts we have grown as an organization and expect there will be benefits from his work for years to come.”Gulati planned a Tuesday telephone news conference to discuss the switch. The U.S. had not changed coaches in the middle of qualifying since the USSF made the position a full-time job and hired Bob Gansler in 1989 to replace Lothar Osiander, who also at the time was a waiter at a San Francisco restaurant.Klinsmann made controversial decisions, such as dropping Landon Donovan from the 2014 World Cup roster while taking along relatively inexperienced players such as John Brooks, Julian Green and DeAndre Yedlin. Brooks and Green were among five German-Americans on the 23-man U.S. World Cup roster, which drew criticism from some in the American soccer community.He went 55-27-16, including a U.S.-record 12-game winning streak and victories in exhibitions at Italy, Germany and the Netherlands. He has worked in the past year to integrate more young players into the lineup, such as teen midfield sensation Christian Pulisic, Bobby Wood and Jordan Morris.Arena, a 65-year-old wisecracking Brooklynite known for blunt talk and sarcasm, was inducted into the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2010. He coached the University of Virginia from 1978-95, then coached D.C. United to titles in Major League Soccer’s first two seasons before losing in the 1998 final. As U.S. coach, he led the Americans to the 2002 World Cup quarterfinals in the team’s best finish since 1930.He was let go after the team’s first-round elimination in 2006. Gulati unsuccessfully courted Klinsmann, who won the 1990 World Cup with West Germany and the 1996 European Championship with Germany, then coached his nation to the 2006 World Cup semifinals.When Gulati and Klinsmann couldn’t reach an agreement, the USSF hired Bradley, who coached the team to the second round of the 2010 World Cup. A year later, the Americans stumbled in the Gold Cup, and Klinsmann replaced Bradley.Arena coached the New York Red Bulls of MLS from July 2006 to November 2007, then was hired the following August by the Galaxy. He led the team to MLS titles in 2011, ’12 and ’14.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Nathan Redmond hauls Southampton towards safety with win over Wolves

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first_img 3 Yoshida 7 Ivan Cavaleiro 2 Doherty Share on Pinterest Share via Email Share on WhatsApp Share on Twitter 4 Vestergaard (s 69′) Goal attempts Premier League Substitutes 28 Gunn This deserved victory brought Southampton within touching distance of accomplishing the survival mission entrusted to Ralph Hasenhüttl in December. Saints were floundering in 18th position when the Austrian replaced Mark Hughes as manager and had a solitary Premier League win for the season.Since then they have been transformed and this win, their eighth in the league under Hasenhüttl, could have been even more emphatic. It hoisted them eight points clear of the team now in 18th, Cardiff City.“It was a massive win but we are not celebrating staying in the league yet,” said Hasenhüttl while Southampton fans did exactly that in the stands. The way Southampton are playing now makes a sudden collapse highly unlikely. 13 8 29 Ruben Vinagre 4 9 WOL69SOU31% 35 Bednarek Substitutes (s 87′) Lineups Topics (s 60′) 21 Bertrand 39 Sims 28 Joao Moutinho Corners 7 Southampton Off target 15 Wolves 6 Southampton On target 2 Wolves Southampton 14 Romeu (s 84′) 7 Long 9 Ings 10 Austin match reports (s 61′) 1 McCarthy 37 Traorecenter_img WOL SOU 17 Gibbs-White 27 Saiss 16 Coady (s 61′) Read more 16 Ward-Prowse 21 Ruddy Fouls 5 Bennett Possession 18 Jota Under Hasenhüttl they have a method, intelligence and vital energy, and within that collective certain players are shining. None more so than Nathan Redmond. A player once compared to a young Thierry Henry by the former Southampton manager Claude Puel and publicly encouraged by Pep Guardiola to express his skills more boldly is thriving under Hasenhüttl. His two goals here took his tally for the season to eight in all competitions and put Southampton out of Wolves’ reach.“I think we have a special relationship and I demand a lot from him,” said Hasenhüttl. “I ask him to show he is the guy who can make a difference. Today he was in the right place and the right moment and his finishing was clinical.”Redmond struck here after less than two minutes, raising suspicions that Wolves were still mourning last week’s defeat in the FA Cup semi-final. Nuno Espírito Santo rubbished that theory but the visiting defence looked sleepy as Josh Sims raced down the right wing and sent in a low cross that Redmond turned into the net after darting in front of Romain Saïss.The creation of that goal brought more vindication for Hasenhüttl, who had chosen to give Sims a first start since the winger returned in January from an unhappy loan spell at Reading. Hasenhüttl suspected that Sims’ speed could trouble Wolves’ left wing-back, Jonny, and he was right.Jonny scored his only goal of the season during Wolves’ 2-0 win against a Hughes-led Southampton in September but Sims forced him on to the back foot for much of this match. Nonetheless, once Wolves woke up they enjoyed plenty of possession and made sure that the hosts also had to defend.Rúben Neves had a shot blocked before Leander Dendoncker sent a header wide from eight yards. The visitors deserved their equaliser when it came in the 28th minute, Willy Boly rising well to head a corner by João Moutinho into the net from eight yards.Southampton regained their lead within two minutes. Sims was involved again before Danny Ings slipped a nifty pass through to Redmond, who had scampered unnoticed through the heart of the Wolves defence and finished with a dainty clip over Rui Patrício.Sims should have scored before the break following another cute pass from Ings but dragged a shot wide from the edge of the box.Wolves had plenty of possession in the second half but Southampton kept them out of harm’s way. Then in the 69th minute Maya Yoshida misdirected a header straight to Raúl Jiménez and was grateful to see the striker welly a wild shot into the stands from 15 yards. The Mexican could have done with a mask to hide his embarrassment.The cost of that miss increased moments later when Yoshida helped to increase Southampton’s lead. After Wolves failed to clear a corner the defender tried to score with an overhead kick. The ball rebounded to him and, while still on the ground, he stabbed it into the path of Shane Long, who flicked it into the net from close range.Two minutes later Patrício made a point-blank save to stop Yoshida from inflicting more damage. No matter, Southampton’s job was done. 23 Hojbjerg Share on LinkedIn 10 Helder Costa 43 Valery 11 Rui Patricio 69 31 Share on Facebook Wolves Southampton 17 Armstrong Chris Wood boosts Burnley and keeps Cardiff deep in relegation mire 9 Jimenez Match stats Share on Messenger 8 Neves The Observer Wolverhampton Wanderers 15 Boly 19 Jonny 33 Targett 5 Stephens 32 Dendoncker 22 Redmond Reuse this contentlast_img read more

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Cafu: Madrid? Neymar at PSG to win CL

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first_imgNeymar Cafu: Real Madrid? Neymar is at PSG to win Champions League Sacha Pisani Last updated 1 year ago 10:31 2/27/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Neymar-cropped Getty Images Neymar PSG PSG v Olympique Marseille Ligue 1 PSG v Real Madrid Real Madrid UEFA Champions League The Brazilian legend was asked about the 26-year-old’s future at Paris Saint-Germain amid growing speculation linking him to Los Blancos Brazilian legend Cafu refused to be drawn on whether he thinks Neymar should leave Paris Saint-Germain for Real Madrid, though he insisted the star forward is in the French capital to win the Champions League.Neymar, who suffered a fractured foot against Marseille in Le Classique on Sunday, moved to Ligue 1 giants PSG in a world-record €222 million deal in August, but the 26-year-old Brazil international has already been linked to Madrid.The former Barcelona player continues to be at the centre of growing speculation amid talk of a sensational switch to the European and Spanish champions. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player La Liga titleholders Madrid lead PSG 3-1 after the first leg of the blockbuster Champions League last-16 tie.Speaking at the Laureus Sports Awards, Cafu was asked if he would tell Neymar to move to the Santiago Bernabeu and the ex-AC Milan full-back said: “That’s Neymar’s decision. I can’t decide for Neymar, or give him advice on such a situation.”He’s just left Barcelona to go to PSG. He knows very well how important he is to world football, but at the end of the day it’s his decision. I can’t give advice to him in a situation like this.Cafu added: “There are different moments in your life. Only Neymar knows what’s happening. We can only speculate about it, according to what we read in the newspapers. It’s up to Neymar, together with his staff, to take a decision.”He’ll know what’s better for him, if it is to stay at PSG or to go to Real Madrid, or Barcelona, or Brazil, I don’t know. Whatever he decides, it will be respected because of what he stands for in football, in international level.””A high-class player can play any place in the world,” the 47-year-old and two-time World Cup winner continued. “No matter the league. It has to do with professionalism and responsibility of the player to want to develop himself and play.”Nowadays, it’s clear that Ligue 1, that didn’t use to be so watched around the world, is being watched and talked about. The proof is that here today we talked more about Ligue 1 than about other leagues. So, a big star in a league that didn’t have this visibility makes it to be more known worldwide. “Neymar is doing this and his aim, no doubt, was Champions League, because PSG didn’t have the opportunity to win it yet. With Neymar, they can do it.”last_img read more

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10 months agoInter Milan agree to meet terms demanded by Arsenal midfielder Ramsey

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first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Inter Milan agree to meet terms demanded by Arsenal midfielder Ramseyby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan are close to a deal with Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey.La Repubblica says Inter met Ramsey’s agent on Wednesday, where an agreement was reached in principle for the Welshman to arrive on July 1.It’s suggested Ramsey, 27, is demanding €6-7m a season – and the Nerazzurri are prepared to meet the demand, given the urgency to invest.A deal for January hasn’t been ruled out with coach Luciano Spalletti eager to work with Ramsey immediately.AC Milan, whose CEO is ex-Arsenal man Ivan Gazidis, is also interested in Ramsey. last_img

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Evergreen Line Christens Sixteenth L-Type Containership

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first_img My location zoom EVER LIVELY, the sixteenth in a series of Evergreen Line’s L-type containerships built by Samsung Heavy Industries, was christened by Bronson Hsieh, the Evergreen Group’s Second Vice Group Chairman, at the shipbuilder’s shipyard in Korea yesterday. The official rope-cutting of the new 8,452-TEU vessel was performed by Ms. Ching-fen Cheng, Executive Vice President of Central Reinsurance Corporation.On the same day, Vice Group Chairman Marcel Chang presided at the naming ceremony of EVER LENIENT, the seventeenth vessel in the series. The rope-cutting on this occasion was conducted by Mrs. Connie Chang, wife of Mr. Chang.“As a primary benefit of our ongoing fleet renewal program, we have seen a significant enhancing of the fuel efficiency of the line’s operation. We believe that the delivery of EVER LIVELY, EVER LENIENT and other newbuildings to come will continue to improve the competitiveness of our operating fleet in the global shipping market,” said Mr. Hsieh at the ceremony.EVER LIVELY and EVER LENIENT are owned by Evergreen Marine (Singapore) Pte Ltd and Evergreen Marine (UK) Ltd respectively. The two ships are 334.8 meters in length, 45.8 meters wide, have 948 reefer plugs and a draft of 14.2 meters. Each can cruise at speeds up to 24.5 knots. Both will be delivered in February and join Evergreen Line’s Far East – Middle East route.Evergreen Line commenced its fleet renewal program in 2010 when shipbuilding costs reached cost-effective levels. The project entailed ordering of thirty L-type vessels and chartering of five 8,800 teu ships as well as ten 13,800 teu units. The carrier also recently signed agreements to charter ten 14,000 teu vessels. The newbuildings will act as replacements for existing units; the delivery of newbuildings will be balanced by redelivery of currently chartered ships when their charter periods expire. Evergreen Line, January 22, 2014 Print  Close 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定last_img read more

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EOW arrests man for duping buyers

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first_imgNew Delhi: The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Delhi Police on Friday said that they have arrested a person for duping buyers of their money. Police identified the accused as Rajneesh Nagar. “In the case, it has been alleged by the complainant Ramkes Basist that being the director of the private company, Rajneesh Naagar duped the crores of rupees of innocent buyers by siphoning of funds to his parallel companies,” police said. The FIR in the case reads that the company had launched a residential flats project at group housing plot in Greater Noida West where the company is constructing 807 flats. “All projects since the beginning were managed and executed solely by Rajnish Nagar,” FIR reads. Also Read – Kejriwal ‘denied political clearance’ to attend climate meet in DenmarkAccording to the FIR, Nagar misused his positions and criminally breached the trust of other directors of the company as well as buyers of flats in the project and the banks by way of collecting huge money from buyers as well as from different banks in the name of the project. Amount around Rs 250-300 crores was collected and despite this the project is incomplete. During the course of internal enquiry it has come to light that more 90 flats out 160 have been sold to multiple buyers in connivance with associates of accused persons, FIR reads.last_img read more

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Militant killed in JK gunfight

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first_imgSrinagar: One militant was killed on Sunday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Badgam district, police said. The gunfight started after the militants fired at the security forces who were carrying out a search and cordon operation in Bugam village of Chadoora area. “The identity of the slain militant is being ascertained. The operation is still going on,” police sources said. As a precautionary measure, authorities have suspended mobile Internet services in Badgam district.last_img

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Shubhankar Sharma stages dramatic comeback at Scottish Open

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first_imgNorth Berwick (Scotland): Ace Indian golfer Shubhankar Sharma shrugged off an average first round score to make a dramatic comeback in the second round of the Aberdeen Investments Scottish Open. Sharma made the cut with a score of 66 (5-under par) in the second round after a par score i.e. 71 on Day 1. On the other hand, S.S.P Chawrasia and Gaganjeet Bhullar couldn’t make the cut and ended the day at T-124 and T-154 respectively. England’s Lee Slattery was the leader as he sat at the top, tied with South African Erik Van Rooyen and Austrian Bernd Wiesberger at the score of (14-under par) after Day 2. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football together Sharma started the round in style with three birdies on the first nine holes. Things seemed even better when a birdie on the 11th hole finally gave him the belief that he could make the cut on a very tough day. From 12-17 holes, Sharma was able to keep the projected cut score within touching distance and finally a birdie on the 18th, which was an amazing 45 feet putt, ensured that he will be going through to the final two days of the tournament. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian Open Sharma had a bogey free round 2 ending with an overall score of 137 (5-under par) after day 2 of the event making a jump of 54 places to keep the Indian challenge alive. Sharma’s scores are 71 (par) and 66 (5-under par) after round 1 and 2 respectively. The day though belonged to Wiesberger. The Austrian bettered his first round score and scored 61 (10-under par) with the help of 11 birdies in second round. Wiesberger made a huge jump of 28 places to end at the top of the standings. Slattery shared the first spot as he ended with an overall score of 128 (14-under par) after two rounds. Slattery picked up from where he had left and ended round 2 with seven birdies and a score of 64 (7-under par) same as his round 1 score. Erik Van Rooyen also ended with a score of 64 (7-under par) in each of the two rounds to be tied at 1st position alongside Slattery and Wiesberger. The European Tour event will be brought live and exclusive to the Indian audiences by DSPORT on Day 4 from 7.30 p.m. onwards.last_img read more

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Real Madrids preseason struggles continue with loss to Tottenham

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first_imgMunich: Real Madrid’s disastrous pre-season continued as they lost 1-0 to Tottenham in Munich. “Our defeat was well deserved,” Real midfielder Tony Kroos told German TV after the match on Tuesday. It’s true that we’re not quite in good shape.” In the second match of the evening, Bayern Munich thrashed Fenerbahce 6-1. Champions League runners up Tottenham will play Bayern in Wednesday’s final. Real will have a chance to find winning form run against a Turkish side that finished their game against the host in disarray. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhFor Spurs, Harry Kane scored the only goal of the game with a deft finish after pouncing on a disastrous pass by Marcello, who was trying to prevent a throw in, after 22 minutes. Humiliated 7-3 last week by Atletico Madrid, Real could thank goalkeeper Keylor Navas, starting in place of injured Thibaut Courtois, for preventing a heavier against an enterprising and more aggressive Spurs team. Madrid survived some goalmouth scares in the first half. After the break, Dele Alli went close twice and 17-year-old Troy Parrott hit the inside of the post. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterZinedine Zidane’s team have conceded 13 goals and lost three of their four warm-up games. “We started off very badly, the opponent took advantage of our mistakes,” said Kroos. With Gareth Bale, the source of turmoil in recent weeks, left out of the squad for the trip to Munich and James Rodriguez yet to start after returning from Bayern, Real rarely threatened. Star summer recruit Eden Hazard was invisible. Both teams will be in action again tomorrow. Tottenham play the winner of the Tuesday’s second match, between Bayern and Fenerbahce. Real will have the opportunity to make amends tomorrow against the loser. Zidane’s men then travel to Austria to face Salzburg on August 6, then to Italy for a match against AS Rome, the last friendly before the starting the Spanish league away to Celta Vigo on August 17. In the late game, Bayern scored five in the first half with two goals from Thomas Muller and one each from Renato Sanches, Leon Goretzka and Kingsley Coman. “We played well from the beginning,” said Mueller who completed his hat-trick in the second half. “Fenerbahce made mistakes with our pressing. When you come into the dressing room at half-time five goals ahead, you necessarily feel good.” Fenerbahce’s German international attacker Max Kruse scored a late consolation goal.last_img read more

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Ottawa expands program to support privately sponsored LGBTQ refugees

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first_imgTORONTO — The federal government is expanding a program offering support to privately sponsored refugees in the LGBTQ community.Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen says the Rainbow Refugee Assistance Partnership will build on a pilot project launched in 2011.The program provides start-up costs and three months of support to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning and two-spirited refugees who are privately sponsored by Canadians.The initial pilot project offered support to 15 refugees per year, but the government says that number will be raised to 50 starting next year.The initiative is a partnership between the federal government and the Vancouver-based Rainbow Refugee Society, which applauded what it called Ottawa’s “commitment to protecting LGBTQ2 refugees.”A statement from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada says the department is pledging $800,000 over five years to expand the pilot.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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CANADIAN SINGER GRIMES CLAIMS SHE REMOVED BLUE LIGHT FROM HER VISION LEAVING

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first_imgCANADIAN SINGER GRIMES CLAIMS SHE REMOVED BLUE LIGHT FROM HER VISION, LEAVING FANS BAFFLEDCanadian singer Grimes has allegedly pioneered a treatment for all that eye strain caused by late-night Netflix watching and social media scrolling and it’s, well, something. Either that, or she’s an epic troll.In an Instagram post published late Monday night, the pop star claimed she no longer sees blue light.“I have also eliminated all blue light from my vision through an experimental surgery that removes the top film of my eyeball and replaces it with an orange ultra-flex polymer that my friend and I made in the lab this past winter as a means to cure seasonal depression,” she wrote. READ MORE Advertisement SINGER GRIMES SWORD FIGHTS, SCREAMS AND USES SENSORY DEPRIVATION TANK TO GET FITGrimes has shared details of her unusual fitness regime, which includes up to two hours of sword-fighting, and spending hours in a sensory deprivation tank.The 31-year-old musician, who is the face of the new Adidas x Stella McCartney campaign, took to her Instagram to share her unorthodox regime, which also includes hours in a sensory deprivation tank and a screaming session. READ MOREGRIMES JUST MIGHT BE PRANKING FANS WITH CLAIM OF REMOVING TOP FILM OF HER EYEBALLCanadian singer-songwriter Grimes, a.k.a. Claire Boucher, has a keen interest in science. But is it true that Juno winner eliminated all blue light from her vision through experimental surgery to remove the top film of her eyeball?That’s a claim she made on Instagram after signing on to an Adidas campaign with Stella McCartney.The ultra-cool Grimes even claimed that this film was replaced with an “orange ultra-flex polymer”, which she and a friend made in a lab. READ MOREGRIMES’ BONKERS HEALTH REGIME INCLUDES SURGICALLY REMOVING THE COLOUR BLUE FROM HER VISIONLest you thought Grimes was becoming a little too relatable, she’s just shared her workout regimen. Needless to say, it’s the sort of out-there mishmash of bizarre phrases and buzz concepts befitting a Zoolander movie.While modelling Stella McCartney’s line for Adidas as part of a new campaign, Grimes (a.k.a. Claire Boucher) detailed her daily workout routine. The result is a collection of words so bizarre that they will be quoted for time immemorial as people try to decipher whether they’re real or not. READ MORE Advertisement Advertisement Twittercenter_img The space-age Grimes records, produces, and directs all of her videos. (Rankin) LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Facebooklast_img read more

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TNA to go before the UNHRC

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The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has threatened to go before the UN Human Rights Council (TNA) over allegations the military is forcefully taking over land in the north and east from civilians.TNA Jaffna District MP Apathurai Vinayagamurthi told reporters in Jaffna that the military has already taken over civilian land in the north and east. He said that the issue will not only be taken before the UN Human Rights Council but also to the international community. The TNA MP claimed that by taking over Tamil land the government is attempting to change the demography of the Meanwhile the TNA is also preparing to stage a hunger strike against the alleged forced occupation of civilian land.The TNA says it will also launch a democratic campaign to fight against the forced military occupation.

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Laurentian Bank increases quarterly dividend despite missing analyst forecasts

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Laurentian Bank increases quarterly dividend despite missing analyst forecasts AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Dec 11, 2013 9:58 am MDT MONTREAL – Laurentian Bank is increasing its quarterly dividend after posting record adjusted earnings in 2013 but lower fourth-quarter profits that missed analyst expectations.The Quebec-based bank said its payout will increase one cent to 51 cents per share,to shareholders of record as of Jan. 2, effective Feb. 1Excluding one-time items, its profits reached a record $156 million, up 11 per cent from the prior year. The bank earned $5.09 per share in adjusted profits, up from $4.98 per share in 2012, but short of the $5.26 forecast by analysts.Revenues grew nine per cent to $865.3 million largely due to its acquisition of AGF Trust.“We successfully delivered solid earnings throughout the year and reached record revenues and adjusted net earnings as we leveraged our acquisitions to expand the bank’s geographic reach and client base in an environment of slowing consumer loan demand and compressed margins,” stated president and CEO Rejean Robitaille.Overall, Laurentian Bank’s (TSX:LB) net profit decreased to $124.7 million from $140.5 million a year earlier.The full-year results fell short of the $5.26 per share adjusted profits on $868.2 million of revenues forecast by analysts.In the fourth quarter, its net income plummeted 41 per cent to $27.2 million as it faced $6.3 million in restructuring costs. A year ago its earned $45.7 million including a $16.4 million gain from the acquisition of AGF Trust.Adjusting for one-time items, its net income dipped three per cent to $35.2 million, or $1.14 per share. That compared to $36.2 million or $1.17 per share a year earlier.Revenues for the period ended Oct. 31 were $215.5 million, up two per cent from $210.4 million a year ago.The bank was expected to report $1.31 per share in adjusted earnings in the quarter on $220.5 million of revenues, according to analysts polled by Thomson Reuters.Michael Goldberg of Desjardins Capital Markets said the results were negative and the dividend increase half of what was expected.“Overall, watch for a negative reaction to Laurentian’s fourth-quarter results,” he wrote in a report.The bank says its targeted adjusted earnings is unchanged in 2014 at $145 million to $165 million. The mid-point of $144 million is 2.8 per cent above the level reported this year.Laurentian Bank’s provision for loan losses increased 25 per cent to $10 million in the quarter, largely as a result of higher provisions for personal loans. For the full year, the provisions increased nine per cent to $36 million reflecting AGF Trust’s personal loan and residential mortgage loan portfolios.Net interest income decreased by $1 million to $141.4 million in the quarter reflecting a reduced level of higher margin personal loans, partially offset by slightly improved margins.Other income increased nine per cent to $74.1 million from $68 million a year due to most revenue streams.During the past year, Laurentian Bank’s workforce decreased five per cent to nearly 4,000 while it cut the number of branches to 153.Founded in 1846, Laurentian is Canada’s seventh-largest bank with $37 billion in assets under administration.On the Toronto Stock Exchange, its shares lost $1.05 or 2.23 per cent at $46.12 in Wednesday morning trading. read more

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Former mayor calls for Welsh town to be flattened by a bomb

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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. A former mayor has called for his hometown to be flattened by a “thermonuclear device” because it has become so rundown.Councillor Dennis Keogh said parts of Port Talbot, South Wales, had become “a ghetto” after a boom in rental properties being used by drug addicts.He told a council meeting the suburb of Aberavon had become a hotspot for trouble and people who “don’t give a damn”.Labour councillor Mr Keogh, who was mayor of Neath Port Talbot until May this year, said: “It’s turning into a ghetto. The only way to sort it out is to use a small thermonuclear device to flatten it and start it again.”I’m Aberavon-born and I still have family living there – it was a beautiful place to live but I wouldn’t want to live there now.”All the trouble is in one place.”It all centres around rented accommodation – people don’t give a damn.”Mr Keogh made his comments during a planning meeting while discussing proposals to transform a home in Aberavon, Port Talbot, into flats.Plaid Cymru Councillor Nigel Hunt joined the Mr Keogh in calling for the plans to be rejected saying the area was prime ground for County Lines drugs gangs. He said: “There are real concerns about the proliferation of new, unsavoury people that are residing in Aberavon and the surge in violence and disorder.”Young children can already identify a junkie with hard drugs being an everyday sight for residents.”Alarm bells are ringing on county lines – it’s a ticking time bomb for Aberavon which, with the bus station 200 metres away and HMOs, is fertile land for them.”But the plans for the building were approved by the council. read more

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Les toits de Paris occupés illégalement par les antennesrelais

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first_imgLes toits de Paris occupés illégalement par les antennes-relais186, c’est le nombre d’antennes-relais posées illégalement sur les toits de la capitale depuis le 1er octobre, selon les associations qui fulminent contre les opérateurs de téléphonie mobile après la rupture des négociations il y a 1 mois et demi.La charte parisienne de téléphonie mobile a été créée et signée en 2003 par les opérateurs mobiles. Elle définissait la durée de validité des conventions d’occupation du domaine public jusqu’à fin septembre dernier. Depuis, aucun accord n’a été trouvé pour renouveler les termes de la charte.Mais les opérateurs de téléphonie mobile continuent d’occuper les toits alors que la ville de Paris a bien averti qu’elle ne donnerait pas de nouvelle autorisation d’occupation du domaine public. “Sans droit ni titre”, ce sont les mots utilisés pour qualifier cette occupation non-autorisée par les associations Priartem et Agir pour l’environnement qui ont aujourd’hui décidé de dénoncer les opérateurs qui n’en font qu’à leurs têtes.Aujourd’hui, la Mairie de Paris compte bien maintenir son refus de toute nouvelle installation et se faire entendre auprès des opérateurs en questions afin qu’ils démontent leurs 186 antennes-relais dans les plus brefs délais. Face à cette stratégie de refus, ce dialogue de sourds et une rupture des négociations, le Conseil de Paris a annoncé mercredi, la reprise de ces dernières afin d’aboutir à un accord entre la ville et les opérateurs.Le 17 décembre 2011 à 11:34 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Lohan offers thanks as she goes from jail to rehab

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first_imgLOS ANGELES — Lindsay Lohan was transported early Monday morning directly from a Lynwood jail — where she had served 13 days for violating probation on a 2007 conviction for driving under the influence — to a treatment program at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.The paparazzi followed Lohan as she was given a police escort to the treatment facility, a stint required by a Beverly Hills judge who sentenced her to jail.“She was noticeably moved by the amount of mail and books sent to her,” said sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore. “She thanked everybody as she left.”On Sunday morning, her attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, told reporters outside Lynwood’s Century Regional Detention Facility that she hoped Lohan would have a few hours of freedom to spend with her family before she went into rehab.“She is trying to comply with all court orders,” Holley said, “but she should have 24 hours at home.”The latest development in the 24-year-old actress’ legal saga attracted a crush of media and paparazzi to the Lynwood jail where Lohan had been locked up since July 20.last_img read more

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