first_imgIn Eat Their Lunch: Winning Customers Away from Your Competition, I wrote about the four levels of value: Level 1: the value of your product, Level 2: the value of the experience, Level 3: the tangible result you produce, and Level 4: your ability to generate strategic outcomes that help your clients move their business forward.Level 4, as you might imagine, contains the other three levels. Believe it or not, a lot of people still sell at Levels 1 and 2, relying on their company, their products, and their support and services for credibility. They believe these things are the value proposition, and by doing so, they not only absolve themselves of the responsibility to create value, and make it so there is no possible way they can ever be consultative or their client’s trusted advisor. Level 3, where most businesses have been commoditized, isn’t much better. If you have competitors, they can likely match your results.Level 4 is altogether different. It represents a monumental leap in value creation. It moves to the role of peer and it is what makes you consultative. You are not consultative just because you are not smarmy and ask good questions. You are consultative when you provide the strategic advice that generates results beyond the lower level.Ask yourself these questions:If you were suddenly gone, would your clients miss you?Could your clients easily find someone else to provide them the ideas and insights you provide them?What is the possibility that you have a competitor who is capable of providing greater advice as it pertains to the strategic outcomes your clients are pursuing?Would your absence subtract enough from the overall value proposition that it would open up an opportunity for one of your competitors to displace your company?The first three levels of value are easily acquired. They are all commodity level value, including level 3 (your solution solves your prospective client’s problem, as does your competitor’s solution). Only a strategic level of value would be missed were your client deprived of it.If you want to learn more about Level 4, pick up Eat Their Lunch here. 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 Nowlast_img read more

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first_imgWith little over a month left for the famous Rath Yatra at Puri, which was recently battered by Cyclone Fani, the Odisha Police has expressed concerns over finding accommodation for its security forces.“The pilgrim town of Puri suffered huge damage due to the cyclone. Restoration has been completed up to some extent but electricity is yet to be restored fully. We are facing problems in providing logistic support, especially accommodation, to forces that will be deployed for the Rath Yatra,” said Director General of Police R. P. Sharma, who chaired the first Ratha Yatra preparatory meeting here on Tuesday.“We have requested the Puri administration to repair buildings and restore electricity where the forces will be kept, on a war-footing. Accommodation for forces as well as important dignitaries is a major concern for us,” said Mr. Sharma.“The CCTV cameras that were installed at vantage points across Puri have been damaged. There is less possibility of getting these cameras repaired in time. We are working on setting up a temporary network of CCTVs,” said the State police chief.“We are also seeking deployment of the central armed police force, especially two companies of its rapid action force, during the festival. The State’s own specialised forces will also be on duty,” he added.“We are also activating our counter-intelligence system… our own marine police and the Indian Coast Guard will take care of coastal security,” said Mr. Sharma.The Rath Yatra will be held on July 4 this year. The Odisha Police is expecting lakhs of people to attend the event.last_img read more

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first_imgNew Delhi, Jul 28 (PTI) India’s new athletic sensation Hima Das’ coach Nipon Das has been accused of sexual assault by another athlete who trained under him in Guwahati, even as the coach termed the charges “false and fabricated”. Nipon trained the athlete at the Indira Gandhi Athletics Stadium in the Assam capital. The woman athlete had said in her police complaint that she has been sexually assaulted by Nipon in the middle of May. The local police had filed an FIR on the complaint of the woman who is around 20-year-old and interrogated Nipon. The complaint was filed on June 22. Nipon, who spotted and mentored Hima to a world junior championship title recently, claimed innocence. He said the woman made “false” charges as he could not get a place for her in the Assam team for the National Inter-State Athletics Championships (June 26-29) held in Guwahati. “This woman athlete who runs 100m and 200m trains under me and she was always after me to get her into the Assam team. I could not do that because there are other girls who are better than her. She was not included in the state team in National Inter-State Championships and that is why she filed the complaint on false and fabricated grounds,” Nipon told PTI from Guwahati. “She could not produce any proof of her allegations. In the complaint she said the incident happened on May 18 but she filed the complaint only on June 22. My assistant coach and some other athletes were also interrogated but all of them said they have not seen any such incident. It is all fabricated and false,” he added.advertisement He said police investigation was going on and that he is confident of coming out clean. “I have not been arrested by police so far. I had been taken to the police station once and I was interrogated, that is all. If I am guilty and have committed some offence I should be punished and I am ready for that but here I have not done anything wrong,” he said. It was Nipon, who works with the state Directorate of Sports and Youth Welfare, who spotted Hima during an inter-district meet late in 2016. He asked her to shift to Guwahati, 150 km from her village near Dhing in Nagoan district and convinced the youngster that she had a future in athletics. Nipon also had his share of spotlight in Assam after Hima won a gold medal in the 400m race at the World Junior Championships in Finland earlier this month. PTI PDS AHAHlast_img read more

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first_imgPlaying on grass may have been a gamble for India against the visiting Italian team in the Davis Cup, but the final scoreline of 1-3 was an indicator of the difference in calibre.Gone are the days when India would opt for playing home ties on grass and have a natural advantage. From the Krishnan to Amritraj era and then ties when Leander Paes and Ramesh Krishnan scripted incredible wins in Davis Cup ties at home, grass was a great surface.When Leander authored against-all-odds wins and Ramesh would outfox rival players with his natural skills, grass was deadly for the visitors.Be it the South Club in Kolkata, Chandigarh’s Sector 10 stadium or grass courts at the DLTA or even the NSCI, India produced huge upsets on grass. When Somdev Devvarman did Davis Cup duty, he was forced to play on grass, even though he was not a player blessed with natural serve-and-volley skills.Off late, India’s wins in ties at home and abroad have not been on grass but hard courts or clay. It was outgoing Davis Cup non-playing captain Mahesh Bhupathi who had asked for grass and Kolkata as the venue where Prajnesh Gunneswaran and Ramkumar Ramanathan came short against the Italians.Playing on grass requires a special skill set. This current lot, barring Rohan Bopanna, has no experience of the natural turf. At his peak, when Bopanna played singles predominantly in Davis Cup, he had a big serve, decent shots off the ground and scripted good wins.advertisementAs it is, with the All India Tennis Association almost “killing” the grass court nationals, there is hardly any tennis on the natural surface. Then again, it’s not as if many Indians play in the grass-court season in the lead-up to Wimbledon, barring the doubles specialists.The AITA would do well to include in its calendar some grass court events and restore past glory. It’s not as if playing Italy on hard courts would have made a difference as the visitors are ranked so high.With the Davis Cup format undergoing a huge change and the tie getting over in two days in matches played on best of three sets, a lot of charm has been taken away. Maybe, for India, the agony was less as in best of five ties against Italy they would have got exposed further.There is talk this was Bhupathi’s last tie. When Bhupathi took over from Anand Amritraj two years ago, the rumour mills said Amritraj was being removed as he had failed to instill discipline in the team! It would be ironical if the man who was junked is brought back as captain in 2020.Anything is possible in Indian tennis and musical chairs is a favourite theme!For the record, it was good that the new doubles specialist combo of Bopanna and Divij Sharan, who won gold at the Asian Games last August, won their rubber against Italy.last_img read more

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first_imgEngland’s disappointing performances on their West Indies tour could open the door for new players looking to break into the Test team, batsman Jos Buttler has said.England are down 2-0 in the three-match series after last week’s 10-wicket defeat in the second Test at Antigua, where their batsmen managed scores of 187 and 132 in two innings.Their flaws were exposed in the opening Test too where the tourists suffered a humiliating 381-run defeat and Buttler said England’s fringe and uncapped players would be keen to stake their claim.”It’s fair to say for a little while now there’s been positions up for grabs,” Buttler told the BBC.”That’s an exciting place for guys outside and inside the team — to know there are opportunities to make a real stand and say this is the position you’re personally going to nail down.”After the third Test, which begins in St Lucia on Saturday, Joe Root’s side face Ireland at Lord’s before the Ashes series against Australia gets underway in August, leaving them with limited opportunities to have a settled team.Buttler said a more immediate task was to get their batsmen to handle testing conditions, pointing to Darren Bravo as an example after the West Indies player occupied the crease for over five hours in Antigua for his 50.”International cricket demands you adapt to conditions and West Indies have done that really well and we’ve been found wanting,” he added.”Bravo committed to setting his stall out and putting a high price on his wicket. That commitment to your style and staying true to how you want to play is so important.”advertisementAll-rounder Ben Stokes could be a doubt for the third Test after missing training due to bruised right heel, British media reported, adding Ben Foakes (hand) and Chris Woakes (knee) are also nursing injuries.Also Read | Jack Leach tells England to improve, not complain about pitchesAlso Read | Duckett stars as England Lions reach 303 for 5 vs India A on Day 1 of 1st unofficial TestAlso Read | Joe Denly keen to prove his worth in third Test against West Indieslast_img read more

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first_img Press Trust of India New DelhiFebruary 18, 2019UPDATED: February 18, 2019 18:00 IST Pakistan contingent in the Shooting World Cup is expected to comprise of one coach and two shooters. (@OfficialNRAI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSShooting World Cup in New Delhi will offer 16 quota places for the 2020 Tokyo OlympicsNational Rifle Association of India secretary said the visas for Pakistan shooters have been clearedNRAI secretary had earlier said that Home Ministry had given its clearance for the visasPakistan’s shooters were Monday granted visas to participate in the New Delhi World Cup, a top Indian shooting official told PTI, ending speculation about their presence in the event in the wake of the Pulwama terrorist attack.The ISSF (International Shooting Sport Federation) event, which will offer 16 quota places for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, starts at the Dr Karni Singh Range on Thursday.”Their visa has been cleared and we have received communication from the Indian High Commission and the Pakistan shooting federation. The two shooters and the manager’s tickets are also being booked,” National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) secretary Rajiv Bhatia told PTI.Earlier, the terrorist attack had cast a doubt over Pakistan shooters’s participation in the World Cup, with the country’s federation saying in Karachi that it would not send its marksmen if the visas don’t come through by this evening.At least 40 CRPF paramilitary troopers were killed while several others injured in what is being termed as the deadliest terrorist strike in three decades in Jammu and Kashmir.The Indian government had given clearance for the applications, but that was before last Thursday’s dastardly attack.Pakistan applied for visas for two shooters in the rapid fire category — GM Bashir and Khalil Ahmed — for the World Cup.Pakistan’s National Rifle Shooting Federation President Razi Ahmed had earlier said that the secretary of NRAI had assured him that visas would be granted since the Indian home ministry has given its clearance.He added that air tickets had been booked and NOCs (No Objection Certificates) obtained for taking the ammunition to New Delhi for use in the championship.advertisementAlso Read | Pakistan won’t send shooters to Delhi World Cup if visas not issued by Monday eveningFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get 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 Tags :Follow Shooting World CupFollow National Rifle Association of IndiaFollow IndiaFollow PakistanFollow Pulwama terror attack Visa granted to Pakistan shooters for Shooting World Cup in New DelhiPakistani shooters have been granted visas for their participation in the Shooting World Cup in New Delhi from February 20-28.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

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first_img Mr. Levangie stresses the importance of making new inroads and connections in the market. “Los Angeles is the epicenter for film and television,” said Mr. Levangie. “A regular presence for our company is critical in building our profile and securing international sales of our intellectual property.” Film and Creative Industries Nova Scotia is the lead development agency for the creative industries in the province. Providing a variety of loan and investment programs and services, the agency works to support the growth and development of Nova Scotia’s creative enterprises. Luke Conrad, Cartoon Conrad Productions Inc. Jay Dahl, Black Dog Films Inc. Donna Davies, Ruby Tree Films Walter Forsyth, Gorgeous Mistake Productions Kevin Kincaid, Kingsberg Productions Inc. Jason Levangie, Shut Up and Colour Pictures Inc. Paul Rigg, Copernicus Studios Inc. Marc Tetreault, Shut Up and Colour Pictures Inc. Megan Wennberg, writer/filmmaker Local filmmakers from Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador are heading to Hollywood to pitch projects, develop and strengthen relationships, and learn from some of the best in the business. Film and Creative Industries Nova Scotia is partnering with the Newfoundland and Labrador Film Development Corp. and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency on the business development mission from June 7 – 13. They will attend the annual Producer’s Guild of America Produced By Conference to participate in panels, roundtables and networking events with top-level Hollywood professionals. Presenters include J.J. Abrams (Star Trek), Mark Burnett (Survivor) and Jerry Bruckheimer (Pirates of the Caribbean). Participants will also attend workshops and meetings with producers, production companies, studios and networks to gain a better understanding of the Los Angeles market and what is required to successfully pitch projects. “Providing emerging producers with exposure to the Los Angeles market is important for building a strong and sustainable industry in the province,” said Graham Steele, Minister of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism. “Attracting new investment is essential for creating jobs and increasing the impact of this sector on our economy.” “This is the fourth year this agency has led a business development mission to the Produced By Conference,” said Lisa Bugden, president and CEO of Film and Creative Industries Nova Scotia. “Organizing the business development mission around the conference allows filmmakers to participate in professional development sessions and meet with key industry professionals, maximizing our impact in a key market.” Emerging and mid-level filmmakers competed to be selected then worked with a consultant to polish their pitching package and identify meeting targets. A Los Angeles-based matchmaker will help them approach and confirm meetings with targeted companies. Nova Scotia filmmakers making the 2013 trip are:last_img read more

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first_imgBill Clinton recently wrote an op-ed for South African outlet News24 in commemoration of the centennial of Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday.“I first met Nelson Mandela in 1992 when he visited the Democratic National Convention in New York while I was running for President. That meeting marked the beginning of a wonderful 21-year friendship that I will treasure for the rest of my life.“Whether we were working together while we were both in office, raising money to fight the HIV/AIDS epidemic after our terms were over, or just spending time together as friends — I traveled to South Africa almost every year to see him on his birthday after I left the White House — I saw up close the gifts that made him one of the greatest leaders and finest human beings of our time.“He was a fearless fighter for equality and justice who was prepared to sacrifice everything — and nearly did — to secure the rights, opportunities, and responsibilities of citizenship that his people had long been denied. The depth of his courage and convictions, and the price he paid for them, inspired and challenged countless others to be better and to work for something bigger than themselves.“He was also a shrewd, tough politician who believed political power should be exercised for noble causes that make a meaningful difference in peoples’ lives. He was genuinely interested in every person he met and devoted his life to building a better future than the cruel past he had endured. Even when his body grew old, his spirit remained young because of his curious, open mind, his love of children, and his commitment to their future. I’ll never forget the way his face would light up when he met a child, or how on his phone calls to the White House, before we could begin our official business, he would first insist on talking to Chelsea to make sure she was doing her homework.“Of all his many gifts, the most remarkable was his ability to put resentment aside in favor of reconciliation. We so often think of Mandela as saintly, but he was a real flesh and blood person who had to fight the allure of anger long after he was freed. Every now and then, when someone tried to derail his efforts to build a shared future for South Africa, I would see that anger flare in his eyes, as if all the insults and injuries of those 27 years were playing back to him. But he would snuff it out in an instant before most people saw it. He knew that keeping his spirit free required forgiving, again and again. And he developed the discipline, will, and wisdom to do it.“In 1998, when I made the first visit by an American President to South Africa, we toured Robben Island together. After seeing his cramped cell and the rock quarry where he labored every day, I was even more amazed by the man he was and the man he became.“I said, “Madiba, I know you did a great thing by inviting your jailers to your inauguration and putting the leaders of the parties who had imprisoned you in your cabinet — but didn’t you hate them for what they had done”“He said, “I did hate them for many years. They had taken so much from me. They abused me physically and mentally. I didn’t get to see my children grow up. They jailed and killed my friends and allies. But one day when I was breaking rocks I realized they could take everything away from me — except my mind and my heart. Those things I would have to give them. I decided not to give them away.” And then with that unbelievable twinkle in his eye, he said, “And neither should you.”“Later I asked him if, when he was walking away from confinement for the last time, he felt the hatred rise up again. He said, “I did, but I knew that if I continued to hate them as I drove away from the gate, they would still have me. I wanted to be free, and so I let it go.” I think of this lesson often.“It is a lesson that people across the globe today need to hear again. Our world is increasingly awash in “us” versus “them” thinking, where people view economic, political, and social progress as a zero-sum game in which in order for them to win, someone else has to lose.“Nelson Mandela’s life remains a rebuke to that kind of thinking. He showed that you can embrace and be proud of your identity but still be part of a larger community where what we have in common matters most; that diverse, inclusive groups make better decisions than lone autocrats; and that achieving shared prosperity and social equality require a commitment to expanding the definition of “us” and shrinking the definition of “them.”“On what would have been his 100th birthday, when his vision for an inclusive community is once again under attack in the U.S. and across the world, we should remember Mandela not just for who he was, but also for his conviction about who we can still become. As he said, it all depends on what we do with our minds and our hearts.”last_img read more

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BERLIN — European travel operator TUI Group has warned that its profits this year could be a quarter lower than anticipated as a result of the grounding of Boeing 737 Max jets.TUI, headquartered in Germany, has 15 737 Max aircraft, which have been grounded after two deadly crashes within five months.Another eight planes were scheduled for delivery by the end of May.TUI said Friday that if the planes can fly by mid-July underlying earnings will be about 200 million euros ($230 million) lower because of factors including the lease of additional aircraft. An extension until end-September could cost another 100 million euros.TUI previously forecast “broadly flat” earnings at 1.18 billion euros but they now could be between 17-26 per cent lower, depending on when the planes can fly again.The Associated Press read more

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13 November 2008The top United Nations envoy to Somalia has welcomed the decision by the European Union (EU) to dispatch ships to combat piracy off the Horn of Africa nation’s coast. The waters off Somalia are considered to the most dangerous in the world, with UN World Food Programme (WFP)-chartered ships carrying humanitarian aid having been frequent targets for ransom-seeking privateers.“Piracy off the Somali coast is posing a serious threat to the freedom of international navigation and regional security,” said Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative.It has resulted in soaring food and fuel prices, which in turn has hurt the region’s poor, he added.EU foreign ministers agreed on 10 November to dispatch five to seven frigates and support aircraft by next month to protect merchant ships and vessels carrying WFP supplies.The mission expects to put into place two Security Council resolutions passed in June which allow ships to enter Somali waters to contend with piracy.The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has already sent a fleet to protect food shipments to Somalia, with other countries having also sent warships.There have been more than 80 such attacks so far this year, including 32 hijackings, compared with 31 attacks in 2007, according to the London-based International Maritime Bureau. More than 500 crew members have been taken hostage so far this year, and the seizure of a weapons-laden Ukrainian ship made international headlines earlier this year. read more

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Three policemen came under an acid attack in Dedigama this morning, the police media unit said.According to the police, the wife of a suspect who was about to be arrested threw the acid on the policemen. The three policemen suffered from acid burns and were rushed to hospital.However the police still managed to arrest the wanted suspect and his wife.

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BRANDON HARDER / Regina Leader-Post Two cats, which come from a large seizure of 79 cats and kittens, lay in a box at the Regina Humane Society. BRANDON HARDER / Regina Leader-Post Seventy-nine cats and kittens that were being hoarded in squalid conditions at a local residence have been seized by the Regina Humane Society (RHS). According to a press release issued by the RHS on Thursday morning, animal protection officers visited the residence last Friday while responding to concerns of possible animal hoarding. The RHS said the cats were living in garbage, feces and urine, and without proper access to food and water. All of the cats were voluntarily surrendered to the care of the humane society by their owner. The RHS did not provide information on whether the owner would face charges under the Animal Protection Act of Saskatchewan, as the case is still under investigation.Bill Thorn, the RHS’ director of marketing and public relations, said the massive influx of cats sent the organization into “panic” mode.“It really was a crisis situation for us. It was all hands on deck,” he said.“That number in and of itself would be a high number of animals to have in the shelter, let alone bringing those in on top of what we already had, so we did have to scramble a bit and set up some temporary housing within the shelter for those animals.”Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.Once the animals were brought in, the RHS provided the animals with food and water, treated any cats perceived to be in immediate distress and did a general health assessment of each cat. — With files from Lynn Giesbrecht A cat, which comes from a large seizure of 79 cats and kittens, lays in a cat bed at the Regina Humane Society. Related Animal hoarding primarily a mental health concern: researcher Issue of animal hoarding needs an empathetic human touch But the RHS was happily surprised by how well the cats were doing. “They were in pretty good shape, to the point where even a week later we could put some of them up for adoption,” said Thorn. “That is very atypical. Typically we’ll find them to be in very poor health. Some of them have already passed away, others are on the verge of it, and that wasn’t the case. As deplorable as the conditions were that they were living in, we were able to get there and intervene in time.” The sudden intake of felines has stretched the humane society’s resources and finances. The humane society is now asking Regina residents to consider adopting one of the cats. As an added incentive, the RHS is waiving all adult cat adoption fees, and kittens under four months old can be adopted for $50. A $20 City of Regina license fee will apply for adoptions to Regina residents. Thorn said it is expensive for the organization to take care of the animals, and guessed this case alone would cost the RHS thousands of dollars. The RHS adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, tattoo, microchip, a complimentary veterinary exam and 30 days Petplan pet insurance. This offer will also be available at the RHS’ satellite adoption centres at Petland, Petsmart, Pat’s Pets, Pet Valu and Pet Depot. read more

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In a new report, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is arguing that people now need to look beyond whether they are consuming enough calories and focus more on balanced and healthy diet – especially for children. “As we trace the structure of diets as incomes increase, we find that the portion of total calories derived from sweeteners, vegetable oils and animal products increases, while that derived from cereals declines,” said FAO economist and the report author David Sedik. “There are important nuances, but the general tendency is clear,” he added. ‘Triple’ malnutrition burden According to FAO, undernutrition has largely been overcome in the region and only seven per cent of the population there live in countries where the predominant nutrition problems are undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies. However, malnutrition caused by deficiencies in micronutrients such as iron, Vitamin A and zinc, and overnutrition issues measured by overweight and obesity, have persisted and are now increasing. At present, 13 per cent of the region’s population lives in countries suffering from a “triple burden” of all three nutrition problems – undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies and overnutrition – noted the report. SEE ALSO: South-east Asia’s children face ‘double burden’ of obesity and undernutrition – UN health reportEspecially concerning is that 57 per cent of people in Europe and Central Asia live in countries where the main problem is overnutrition and 70 per cent of the population suffer from malnutrition characterized predominantly by a triple malnutrition burden or by overnutrition. “The situation is not static, however. Countries in the undernutrition group are on track to join the triple-burden category in the years ahead,” said the UN agency. Remedial measuresTo address these challenges, the report calls for exploring policies that address food insecurity, tailored to the income and nutrition profile of each country. One such option is food fortification. For instance, fortification of milk with vitamin D, salt with iodine, wheat flour with iron, folic acid and thiamine are examples of this approach. Similarly, bio-fortification (using plant breeding to increase the micronutrient content of crops) could be used to offset the relatively low micronutrient content of wheat in Central Asia and the Caucasus, where cereals supply more than 50 percent of dietary energy. Other options could include reformulating popular convenience foods to improve their nutritional value; implementing taxes or subsidies to change the relative prices of foods depending on their health benefit; educating people on importance of a nutritious, healthy and balanced diet; better nutritional labelling of food products; and food assistance programmes including vouchers. read more

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Ohio State then-redshirt sophomore goaltender Kassidy Sauve stares down a rolling puck against St. Cloud State on Feb. 4 at the OSU Ice Rink. Credit: Lantern File PhotoThe Ohio State women’s hockey team (14-5-4, 8-2-4 WCHA) opened a two-game home series against the Robert Morris Colonials (12-5-3, 6-2-2 CHA) with a 5-0 shutout victory Friday night at OSU Ice Rink.Ohio State redshirt junior goalie Kassidy Sauve stopped all 34 shots that came her way, claiming her seventh shutout of the season.Sophomore forward Rebecca Freiburger opened up the scoring frenzy for the Buckeyes seven minutes into the game, with assists from junior forward Grace Zarzecki and senior defenseman Liv Halvorson. The goal was Freiburger’s third of the season.With less than two minutes left in the opening period, freshman forward Tatum Skaggs gave Ohio State a two-goal cushion and scored her first goal of the game off assists from senior forward Julianna Iafallo and junior defenseman Lauren Boyle, sending the Buckeyes into the second period with a 2-0 lead.Sauve said while crucial for the team to get an early lead, it didn’t mean the Buckeyes could play less aggressively.“It’s just one of those things where no matter what the circumstances, you have to battle and work hard,” Sauve said. “Whether you’re down one or up one, the whole team has to come together and play as one.”The Buckeyes entered the second period eager to give their lead some insurance. Freshman forward Emma Maltais was quick to answer Sauve’s desire for more goals and scored one minute into play. The goal was her ninth of the season.Skaggs found the back of the net again less than three minutes later, scoring her 15th goal of the season and increasing the Buckeyes’ lead to four. Head coach Nadine Muzerall said it was important for the team to remain level-headed in order to maintain the lead in the third period.“We’re really big on just maintaining the composure,” Muzerall said. “We say sometimes, ‘Put a stick of gum in your mouth and just relax.’ We got that from one of the parents… and I loved it because it’s just saying, ‘Relax. You know what to do.’”Junior forward Maddy Field scored the Buckeyes’ fifth goal 38 seconds into the third period to give the home team a 5-0 lead, which it would hold for the remainder of the game. Despite having three power plays in the third period, one of them being a three-versus-five advantage, the Colonials’ efforts weren’t enough to get the puck in the back of Ohio State’s net. The Buckeyes skated away from the game with their 14th win of the season.Ohio State will have the chance to sweep the weekend series Saturday, something it has not done since mid-November.“I think the challenging piece is to repeat and see if you can do what you did all over again, because that’s the hardest part, “Muzerall said. “It’s always harder on Saturday than it is on Friday.”The Buckeyes and the Colonials will conclude the two-game series at 3:07 p.m. Saturday at the OSU Ice Rink. read more

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first_imgTwo users got involved:Heard what? DON’T!Leaving Colm to deliver the punchline (and get 1,134 thumbs up in doing so):Well everybody’s heard about the bird, I said bird bird bird, bird Is the word ……….For everyone scratching their head right now – which is probably a lot of people – here’s the context, which was helpfully provided by David Higgins on the thread: (Video: FoxBroadcasting/YouTube)4. Getting back on track, the fourth most popular comment came from Joseph Wearen on this article about the new insolvency guidelines for people in massive debt, which received 881 thumbs up:So the banks are running the country and not the, or any government? The banks will dictate how much a person/family will be allowed to live on? This is democracy when unelected private companies assume the role of dictator? The government should be dissolved immediately as it is not fit for purpose and obviously has no executive power whatsoever except to rubberstamp EU/ECB and other banks’ policies. A Vichy Government in thrall to an occupying force, contrary to the Irish Constitution and therefore guilty of treason.5. A survey by AA found that people in Offaly are most likely to fill their car with the wrong fuel while young women living in Laois are most likely to cause a flat battery by leaving their car lights on. Or, as Maeve Dempsey found out (and got 857 thumbs up for): And if you’re a female, aged 26, called Maeve, from Waterford and living in the West, then you’ll probably manage all of the above at once, on a miserable Sunday in May, having bought your car on the Saturday…(Michael D Higgins image via Photocall Ireland)If you spot any good comments during the week, let us know! Mail christine@thejournal.ie with any suggestions for next week’s list. EVERY SATURDAY MORNING we like to take a look at all the best comments left on the site by you lot over the past week.This week there was a lot of talk about a number of major stories: the inquest into the death of Savita Halappanavar, the bombs at the Boston Marathon, the rejection of Croke Park deal by unions, the explosion at the fertiliser plant in Texas and the funeral of Margaret Thatcher.So here, in no particular order, are the standout comments from the week that was.The top 5 articles which received the most comments this week1. Croke Park II rejected as SIPTU, INTO, Unite and INMO vote No (341 comments)2. Massive manhunt underway for ‘dangerous’ second Boston bomber (284 comments). 3. Thatcher: “You can’t trust the Irish, they are all liars” (279 comments)4. Howlin responds to Croke Park II rejection, says ‘the arithmetic hasn’t changed’ (249 comments)5. Three dead, 140 injured in Boston Marathon blasts (234 comments)Some of the best comments left on the site this weekA lot of readers were unimpressed with the suggestion from a Mayo councillor to ban people from wearing hoodies in a bid to deter crime. Damien O’Connell was succinct:This sounds just like Charlton Heston calling for the ban of trench coats after the Columbine high school massacre. . .This week there were claims that some survivors of the Magdalene laundries are still under the care of religious orders and have not been made aware of the possibility of receiving some kind of compensation. Cliodhna O’Sullivan described how she had encountered women who had been institutionalised for their entire lives:Saddest week of my general nurse training was spent in a lock up ward in a physciatric hospital in ’91 four women in there who had become pregnant had their babies taken from them were effectively locked up for the rest of their lives given drugs they didn’t need.This column by 26-year-old graduate Aoife O’Connor about how she tried to do everything right but still can’t get a job rang a bell with a lot of people. Bernie Groom posted this comment about how hard she has to fight just to get through the day right now: You might feel like you know the ever-huggable president Michael D Higgins who celebrated his 72nd birthday this week – but you’ve probably never had the experience that Helen Clifford has:He goes to the same dentist as I do. You’ve never felt stoned until you’ve been injected with painkillers before having a wisdom tooth pulled, sent to the waiting room while it sets in and then Michael D. appears.Masked raiders escaped with €500k worth of rhino heads and horns from the National Museum Archive this week. John Mullen described how there are gradual changes to the practice: I live in Holland and this subject was discussed at length here recently in the wake of a spate of similar incidents throughout Europe. If there’s a positive side to this it is that the recent spate of similar thefts Europe wide must be a reflection of increased success at stopping the poachers at source. The game wardens are involved in a sometimes deadly game of cat and mouse with the poachers and suffer relative to their number serious casualties in their struggle to protect endangered species such as rhino elephant’s and gorillas. Good to see their efforts are beginning to bear fruit.The 5 most popular comments on the site this week1. The most popular comment this week came from Gary Dunn as one by one, the major unions voted against the extension to the Croke Park pay deal. His comment got 1,338 thumbs up: Im in the private sector and i hope you all vote no to this deal.2+3: This is unprecedented in the history of Comments of the Week: both the second AND third most popular comments this week came from one user in one thread. Here’s what happened (because it needs some explaining).On the article about how an episode of Family Guy was withdrawn after internet users spliced clips of it together to make it seem as though the show referenced the Boston Marathon attacks, Colm Connolly got 1,188 thumbs up for this:I was under the impression every one had heard My heart goes out to you and I know exactly how you feel. Both myself and my husband are job hunting and have many rejection letters, phone calls and e mails, the latest today.We also have done everything right to no avail. We don’t have the luxury of moving someplace else what with children in secondary school and one in university plus elderly parents living nearby with no other family to care for them.I am at my wits ends we are living minute to minute not even having the luxury of living day to day. I never thought in a million years that this is where we would be at this stage of our lives. With no hope on the horizon of anything changing for the better.Not sure how much more rejection I can take or how much fight I have left in me anymore. If it wasn’t for our children don’t think I’d still be here.last_img read more

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first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 67 Comments Sunday 26 Mar 2017, 2:48 PM Mar 26th 2017, 2:48 PM Short URL http://jrnl.ie/3307497 Image: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie 25,896 Views Image: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie Share209 Tweet Email THE GENERAL SECRETARY of the National Bus and Rail Union has said that there is “a lot of anger” among staff at Dublin Bus and Irish Rail after they saw the letter sent to Bus Éireann workers earlier this week.That letter prompted workers to opt for an immediate, all-out strike which entered its third day today.There is currently no end in sight for the strike, which concerns a series of cost-cutting measures that the financially struggling Bus Éireann is seeking to implement.Spreading outSpeaking to RTÉ’s This Week programme, the NBRU’s Dermot O’Leary said that while the policy of the union was to advise Irish Rail and Dublin Bus workers to continue working during the Bus Éireann dispute, nothing would change the anger at the situation among their ranks.When asked if there would be similar to delays to train services as there was on Friday, O’Leary said that “as far as he was concerned” trains would not be affected by workers not crossing picket lines again during the coming week.“I have been telling people they should go to work in Irish Rail,” he said.He did say, however, that there was a lot of anger among workers at the other companies who are represented by the NBRU – Dublin Bus and Irish Rail.A letter was sent by company management to worker during the week outlining the changes that were being made at the company.The unions have strongly resisted these changes, and state that savings can be made elsewhere.In the NBRU statement signalling the beginning of the strike, O’Leary said that the management at Bus Éireann had “clearly signalled that they are intent on pursuing a race to the bottom in relation to workers jobs, terms and conditions”.Today, he told RTÉ that some workers he represented at the other companies feared that they could next in line for similar cuts.“I dictate policy from the centre,” O’Leary said, indicating that there was no desire from the NRBU for the strike to involve other transport workers but he warned “I can’t make them not angry and not want to react”.Reaching a solutionO’Leary said that he wanted Ministerial intervention into the current industrial dispute, calling on Shane Ross to reverse his stance of not intervening.“Ministers should be rowing in to try help find a solution here,” he said.With the board at Bus Éireann meeting tomorrow, with the potential for legal action to be pursued with the aim of ending the strike, O’Leary accused management at the company of not having the required experience to resolve the dispute.He suggested that Coras Iompair Éireann (CIE) provide funding for the company to help it financially in the short-term, before a longer resolution can be agreed.Minister for Transport Shane Ross is to appear before an Oireachtas Committee this week to explain the current situation at Bus Éireann.His last appearance before the committee was a feisty affair, with Ross refusing all calls to intervene in the industrial dispute.Read: Bus Éireann strike latest: Heavy traffic reported on many routes this afternoonRead: ‘I’ve no other choices in life. It’s all I know how to do’: Bus Éireann staff fear the worst Rail and Dublin Bus workers angry over treatment of Bus Éireann staff, says union boss There is no end in sight for the Bus Éireann strike, as it continues for its third day today. By Sean Murraylast_img read more

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first_imgRoseanne is coming back … without Roseanne A reboot of the show was axed last month. Roseanne Barr pictured in March. Friday 22 Jun 2018, 7:15 AM Image: F Sadou/Zuma Press/PA Images By AFP https://jrnl.ie/4085138 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share51 Tweet Email 21,164 Views Short URL The spinoff will continue to portray contemporary issues that are as relevant today as they were 30 years ago.In a joint statement, cast members including John Goodman and Laurie Metcalf said: “We have received a tremendous amount of support from fans of our show, and it’s clear that these characters not only have a place in our hearts, but in the hearts and homes of our audience.“We all came back last season because we wanted to tell stories about the challenges facing a working-class family today,” the cast members said.We are so happy to have the opportunity to return with the cast and crew to continue to share those stories through love and laughter.Roseanne had been off the air for 21 years before its reboot, which premiered with almost 22 million viewers, according to ABC.- © AFP 2018  THE US TELEVISION network ABC has announced that it plans to launch a spinoff of the Roseanne series without its embattled star, who was dropped last month after making racist comments.Many of the cast’s original actors are due to perform their roles in the new 10-episode series tentatively titled The Conners, slated to premiere this autumn, the network said in a statement.Roseanne Barr (65) — a vocal Trump supporter who has tweeted far-right and conspiracy theorist views — will have no financial or creative involvement in the show, the network said.Roseanne was one of the few depictions of working-class life on US television, and also of Trump supporters — who have been largely ignored by Hollywood.The sitcom was the most watched series of the year on major American TV networks before its sudden cancellation.Nonetheless, the network axed Roseanne after Barr used Twitter to liken Valerie Jarrett, an African-American former White House aide, to an ape.Barr apologised for her racist tweet but ABC condemned it as “abhorrent” and “inconsistent with our values” in announcing the cancellation of her show.‘Sudden turn of events’ The network said in a statement: “The Conners’ stories demonstrate that families can always find common ground through conversation, laughter and love.”The new sitcom would begin “after a sudden turn of events” that would force the family “to face the daily struggles of life … in a way they never have before”, ABC said. Jun 22nd 2018, 7:15 AM 26 Comments Roseanne Barr pictured in March. Image: F Sadou/Zuma Press/PA Imageslast_img read more

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first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram After years of making property investments and an ill-fated attempt to run a licensed social club in Regent Street Chippendale, the Kytherian Association of Australia (as it is now known) has finally established a magnificent cultural resource centre, library and meeting room at its premises at 24 King Street, Rockdale, NSW. The realisation of the dream to establish a spiritual home for Kytherians in the diaspora was finally celebrated with the official opening of the New Kythera House last week. In the presence of the Consul-General of Greece in Sydney, Mr Vassilios Tolios, as well other guests and dignitaries, Father Sophronios Konidaris and Father Constantinides Varipatis performed the agiasmos blessing of the new cultural space . The President of the Kytherian Association, Victor Kepreotis, opened the proceedings: “This new cultural and historical resource centre is the result of the combined efforts of successive committees over the years and represents the centrepiece of the Association,” he said. Mr Kepreotis paid tribute to those involved in refurbishing the new centre, architect Eva-Marie Prineas and builder Stan Giaouris. The Greek Consul-General noted that a lot of devotion was evident in the creation of this new cultural space and was also a vivid representation of Kytherian activities, not just in NSW but around the world. According to Mr Tolios, this gives hope for the future and for the younger generations. A highlight of the evening was the re-presentation of the first minute book of the Kytherian Association that had been held in safe custody up until now. The new resource centre houses an extensive collection of books which are not only Kythera-specific but cover many themes relating to Hellenism and the general migration experience. Other subject areas include the Greek War of Independence; Byzantium and Greek Orthodoxy; archaeology and the Minoan colonisation of Kythera; Classical Greece and the history of the Parthenon; Greek folkloric costumes and dancing; Hellenic cuisine; photography; the Smyrna catastrophe and Greece during World War II; modern Greek history and much more. The cultural centre is also equipped with computers, a scanner, printers and a large drop-down screen and projector to enable lectures and presentations to be made. The centre seats up to about 80 visitors.last_img read more

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first_imgGoogle vend les noms de marques déposées sur AdWordsÉtats-Unis – Google AdWords propose aux entreprises d’acheter les mots-clés de marques déposées à des fins publicitaires, pour figurer en tête des résultats du moteur de recherche.Quel commerçant n’a pas déjà rêvé d’être le premier sur une page de résultats Google ? C’est désormais possible, puisque le géant américain propose aux annonceurs d’acheter des mots-clés afin d’être favorisés sur le moteur de recherche. Le principe repose sur celui des enchères. Ainsi, les concurrents d’une entreprise peuvent faire monter le prix de sa marque ou se l’accaparer pour apparaître en première ligne lors de l’affichage des résultats de recherche la concernant. Cette initiative n’a pas manqué d’indigner les annonceurs qui dénoncent la privation “d’un moyen essentiel dans la lutte contre la contrefaçon sur Internet, le développement des réseaux illégaux de distribution, la dévalorisation des marques et les pratiques concurentielles déloyales.”Le 15 septembre 2010 à 11:15 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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first_imgPaludisme : le gorille serait à l’origine du parasiteAfrique – Le paludisme est causé chez l’homme par le parasite Plasmodium falciparum. Selon une étude menée par une équipe internationale, ce parasite se serait d’abord développé chez l’un de nos proches cousins : le gorille.Une équipe internationale (France, États-Unis, Gabon, Cameroun, Royaume-Uni) a mené une enquête de terrain (recueil de fèces de gorilles) et un travail de biologie moléculaire qui a permis la détection de Plasmodium falciparum chez les gorilles. Les chercheurs ont analysé plus de 2.700 échantillons fécaux de chimpanzés et de gorilles sauvages, collectés sur 57 sites différents à travers l’Afrique centrale. Grâce à cette méthode non invasive, ils ont pu constater que les gorilles constituaient un véritable “réservoir animal” du parasite à l’origine du paludisme. Rappelons que l’homme attrape le paludisme via les moustiques Anopheles, lesquels transmettent, par leur piqûre, les parasites dont le plus virulent est le Plasmodium falciparum. Le paludisme touche 250 à 500 millions de personnes chaque année, tuant plus d’un million d’entre elles, dont 90% en Afrique. Les jeunes enfants sont les plus durement atteints. La meilleure parade contre cette maladie reste donc la protection contre les moustiques, comme le montrent les excellents résultats des programmes de distribution de moustiquaires imprégnées d’insecticide en Asie et en Afrique.L’étude menée montre que l’infection à Plasmodium est très répandue chez les gorilles de l’ouest, avec parfois plus de la moitié des individus infectés. Bien que nous ne sachions pas si ce parasite entraîne une maladie chez le gorille, les singes infectés seraient un foyer de contamination majeur.À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Cette étude contredit la thèse jusqu’ici en vigueur selon laquelle les parasites ont une évolution séparée chez l’homme et les grands singes depuis leur dernier ancêtre commun (il y a 5 à 7 millions d’années). Grâce à une technique d’amplification du génome, les scientifiques ont également confirmé que le Plasmodium présent chez le gorille est le plus proche parent du Plasmodium falciparum humain.Les contacts homme/singe étant de plus en plus fréquents en raison du phénomène de déforestation, l’éradication du paludisme s’avèrerait bien plus complexe du fait de l’existence de ce réservoir animal. Si cette thèse se vérifie, il s’agirait là d’une transmission inter-espèces unique en son genre.Le 24 septembre 2010 à 09:54 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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