7 Keys To Building a Winning Team

first_imgYou Recruit for Potential: A high performing team begins and ends with hiring people with high potential. It’s the potential that matters. The people you hire need to have the right mindset. They have to want something more. You can teach the skills and provide the tools.You Train and Develop: Professional sports, the military, and performing arts all provide great examples for building a high performing team that wins. They are all focused on training and development. Each of these human endeavors requires that the people engaged rehearse, often the same thing over and over again until it is rote.You Lead: The best performing teams are being intentionally led. Leadership sets a standard and holds everyone accountable to that standard. Leadership also defines the strategy and the tactics that will be used to achieve the team’s goals, their system.You Coach: Part mindset, part skill sets, and part inspiration. A good coach helps each individual on their team to grow and to turn in their best performance. Coaching is what helps high potential performers break through their own perceived barriers.You Make Big Plays: High-performing teams make big plays. They fight above their weight class. A well-trained, well led team is capable of making plays that no one expects of them.You Instill a Belief That the Team Can Win: High-performing teams believe that they can win. They believe that they are the best, that they deserve to win, and they can win. High-performing teams don’t discount their competitors; they respect them. But they still believe they can win.Playing for Each Other: There isn’t anything more powerful than a team that is playing for each other. When things get tough, the team supports each other and pushes through. When it looks like all is lost, the team bands together to try again or to try something new. A leader must build a winning team. Here are seven keys to doing so. 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

Marinerang Pilipina joins Philippine Super Liga

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. PSL chairman Philip Ella Juico expressed his happiness with Marinerang Pilipina’s commitment to the league with the club also fielding a sister team in the PBA D-League.“It relay feels good to know that the PSL continues to grow,” said Juico, who is also a former chairman of the Philippine Sports Commission and the president of the Philippine Amateur Track and Field Association.“From only having six teams in 2013, we now have nine teams who are all committed to win and be competitive,” added Juico. “This growth shows the level of confidence team owners are putting on us.”Montero said that Marinerang Pilipina’s inclusion in the PSL isn’t a one-time thing.“Just like other teams, our goal is also to win a championship,” said Montero. “We will be very patient because we know that winning in a competitive league such as the PSL is not an overnight process.”ADVERTISEMENT “Just like any new team, our goal is to be competitive right away,” said Montero who once played for University of the Philippines in the UAAP before transitioning to RC Cola-Air Force in the early years of the PSL.Heading the team from the sidelines is coach Vilet Ponce-de Leon, who once steered Foton to the 2016 Grand Prix title.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“Coach Vilet is a champion coach here in the PSL, we believe that she will hit the ground running and assemble a very competitive team,” said Montero.University of the East’s Judith Abil and Seth Rodriguez with San Beda’s Cesca Racraquin are the first commits to the team with Ponce-de Leon set to begin her recruitment at the end of the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew LATEST STORIES Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hasslescenter_img MANILA, Philippines—A new team is set to join the Philippine Super Liga after Marinerang Pilipina joined the cadre for the All-Filipino Conference.Team manager Jed Montero said that even though her team may be new, the club is adamant that they will try level with the league’s contenders like Petron and F2 Logistics.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Charles Rhodes rejoins San Miguel for 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

I-League: Aniket Jadhav nets brace as Indian Arrows outclass Chennai City FC

first_imgAniket Jadhav scored a brace as Indian Arrows outclassed Chennai City FC 3-0 to clinch victory in the I-League encounter at the GMC Bambolim Athletic stadium here on Wednesday.Aniket Jadhav (20th, 58th minute) and a 90th minute goal by Boris Singh set the tone for a resounding victory for the youngsters to stun Chennai City FC.After a slow start, Arrows switched into their attacking gear and came close in the 13th minute.The move came down the left channel which saw Edmund Lalrindika clipping the ball into the box for the onrushing Suresh Singh but the midfielder could not connect with it.Chennai City had a few opportunities of their own. One such move saw Jean Michael Joachim work his way into the penalty box only to balloon his shot over the bar.But the Arrows stunned Chennai City in the 20th minute. After passing the ball out from the defence, right-back Boris Singh threaded a defence-scathing pass to Rahul KP who was operating on the right flank.Rahul aimed a cross into the box and Aniket Jadhav got on the end of the cross just outside the box. The forward made space for himself with a touch and curled a pile-driver into the far corner.After falling behind, Chennai City tried to get back into the game but they were let down by poor finishing especially by Joachim and Lucky Kelechukwa.Arrows striker Edmund was brilliant up front and nearly scored on two occasions. The forward saw one lobbed shot miss the far corner by inches and a swerving shot from outside the box hit the post.advertisementThe defensive organisation of the Indian Arrows was evident as they kept their shape and goalkeeper Dheeraj Singh hardly had any saves to make.Chennai City’s best chances came through set-pieces but poor finishing kept letting them down.The score at half-time was 1-0 in favour of the Indian Arrows.After the changeover, Arrows stunned Chennai again as they doubled their advantage in the 58th minute. Edmund raced down the byline and dragged the defenders and goalkeeper out before poking the ball into the box.With an open goal in front of him, Aniket raced towards the ball and steered it into the net to score his second of the game.Eight minutes later, Chennai substitute Gurpreet Singh hit the crossbar from a free-kick and Chennai City had a few half chances.As the game was winding down, Boris Singh piled on the misery on a jaded Chennai City with a 90th-minute goal as he strolled into the box and steered the ball.last_img read more

Leicester make emotional return to home Stadium, Tottenham beat Crystal Palace

first_imgLeicester City players returned to their home ‘King Power stadium’ for the first time since the unfortunate death of their owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and paid an emotional tribute to the man who taught them to dream.Ahead of Vichai’s funeral in Thailand, Leicester had forged a highly-charged 1-0 win over Cardiff City away from home but on Saturday, they were held to a 0-0 draw with Burnley in the Premier League.Vichai tragically died in a helicopter crash when he was departing after Leicester’s 1-1 draw with West Ham United on October 27 and it has been an extremely difficult week for the players, the club and the supporters since then.While it was naturally a day of high emotion at the King Power Stadium, elsewhere in England’s top flight Juan Foyth scored his first-ever goal for Tottenham Hotspur in their 1-0 win over Crystal Palace. There were also big wins for struggling Cardiff City, who edged Brighton & Hove Albion 2-1 and Newcastle United were 2-1 winners over Bournemouth.Leicester supporters and squad members, including injured England defender Harry Maguire, led a march from the city centre to the stadium where hundreds of team shirts, flags and banners were laid around the pitch.Forever and always. pic.twitter.com/g4krExnbSrLeicester City (@LCFC) November 10, 2018Vichai’s son Aiyawatt and former Leicester managers Claudio Ranieri and Nigel Pearson were among the crowd, who observed a two-minute silence before kick off.Beautiful. pic.twitter.com/fNLh189yCgLeicester City (@LCFC) November 10, 2018After the match, Leicester midfielder Marc Albrighton said it had been one of the most difficult games of his career.advertisement”This week has been hard. We went to Thailand and paid our respects to Vichai and his family,” Albrighton said.”It is something we felt we wanted to do. It is a tough time for everyone but everyone has done their part. Every single person at this club has stuck together.””It’s extraordinary the way the fans have come together. Leicester fans have been brilliant for us and we need them. It’s going to be a tough road. The lads are emotionally drained.”Today was one of the hardest games I have ever played. It’s hard to focus.”Leicester manager Claude Puel was proud of his players and praised their professionalism in handling the occasion.”We were unlucky but I was proud of the players’ performance because they gave their best in this situation,” said Puel.FOYTH’S 1ST GOAL FOR SPURS, CARDIFF AND NEWCASTLE GET WINSFoyth’s goal for Spurs came a week after his nightmare debut saw him concede two penalties in the 3-2 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers.Muy feliz por la victoria y mi primer gol en premierReally happy with the victory and my first Premier League gol pic.twitter.com/BydSNIUa3oJuan Foyth (@JuanMFoyth) November 10, 2018The 20-year-old responded in the best possible way by producing a brave header to give fourth-placed Spurs, who are now level on points with Chelsea and Liverpool, their seventh successive win over Palace. Roy Hodgson’s side are experiencing their worst home start to a season for 21 years.Cardiff celebrated only their second league win of the season as Sol Bamba netted a dramatic stoppage-time winner to seal their win over 10-man Brighton.Lewis Dunk fired Brighton ahead but Callum Paterson brought the home side level before Cardiff made the most of Dale Stephens’s first-half sending off.Bamba’s goal made it an anniversary to remember for manager Neil Warnock in his 100th game in charge.”I didn’t even realise it was my 100th game until yesterday. Then, it will be about my 70th birthday (at the start of December),” Warnock said. “But I don’t feel it and I feel really proud to be manager of this group.”Newcastle recorded consecutive league wins for the first time since April as Salomon Rondon scored a brace in their win over Bournemouth to move out of the bottom three on to nine points.Jefferson Lerma netted a goal back on the stroke of half-time but Eddie Howe’s sixth-placed side failed to find an equaliser and suffered a major injury blow when Adam Smith was carried off with suspected knee ligament damage.Southampton striker Charlie Austin was left fuming with officials after they disallowed what he felt was a clear goal during the 1-1 draw with Watford which left the Saints still struggling on eight points.Referee Simon Hooper believed, incorrectly, that the ball had gone in off Saints’ Maya Yoshida, who was offside. Southampton, leading at the time through a Manolo Gabbiadini goal, were then hit by a late Jose Holebas equaliser.advertisement”It’s ridiculous, they shouldn’t be in the game. We scored a perfectly good goal (at 1-0) that was ruled out for offside,” Austin told Sky Sports. “The officials cost us two points.Huddersfield are still one from bottom in 19th place after drawing 1-1 with West Ham, whose Brazilian forward Felipe Anderson cancelled out a first-half goal from Alex Pritchard.(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

Talking Horses: Hoping that fiery tearaway Yorkhill follows Gold trail

first_img Since you’re here… Share on LinkedIn All is set fair for a proper burn-up, so what we want is something that can cruise along behind and then pick up the pieces when those three have done each other in. I’m looking at you, Red Invader (3.15), not least because you’ve won on your last two trips to Lingfield and have now dropped back to the same mark you had for the most recent of those. The 12-1 looks pretty good. I also like the 3-1 about Kyllachy Gala (1.35), a Marco Botti production who has yet to win since joining him from Italy last winter. His best effort was his only previous attempt over this course and distance, back in January, when he was beaten a head off a mark 9lb higher than the one he has today. I saw renewed promise in his Wolverhampton effort last time, when he stayed on into fourth after trouble in running on only his second start after being gelded. This might be where we see the best of him. The meeting Wolverhampton was cancelled just before 10.30am. The track is raceable, but other areas of the course were too icy to allow racing to go ahead.Tips for all Monday races Lingfield 11.30 Mother Of Dragons 12.00 Wild Flower 12.30 Chip Or Pellet 1.00 Pretty Bubbles 1.35 Kyllachy Gala 2.10 Alsvinder 2.45 Little Boy Blue 3.15 Red Invader (nb) Wolverhampton ABANDONED (parts of course frozen)Ayr ABANDONED (frozen) Share via Email Read more Share on Pinterest Share on Messenger Talking Horses Share on Twitter Read more Topics The Recap: sign up for the best of the Guardian’s sport coverage Support The Guardian Cheltenham Gold Cup Horse racing tips Share on Facebook features Horse racing Cue Card may head for restaged Peterborough rather than King George Willie Mullins Now, there is no excuse for getting carried away with what Mullins has to say about long-term targets. He doesn’t make decisions until he has to and reserves the right to change his mind at the last minute, as we are all aware. I’m certainly not going to place any actual bets on the strength of this latest scrap of news. But I’ll take it as encouraging news that the trainer is facing in the right direction and is not seriously thinking about returning his hot-headed chestnut to hurdles. This wimpish course of action was being touted as a live possibility after Yorkhill got himself beat at Fairyhouse in April but that right-handed track was all against him. Just keep him turning left and he can still be a world-beater over fences. Even on a left-handed track, he’s still a bit of a loon, of course. He’s a tearaway whose talent is hard to contain. Can you imagine if him and Might Bite both ended up in the Gold Cup? We’d need an equine psychiatrist on the panel at every Festival preview night. I’m worrying again, looking at his form and noticing how Mullins hasn’t once tried him at three miles. It’s only a couple of years since I was wishing this same trainer would tilt at the Gold Cup with another of his JLT winners but that didn’t end particularly well. On the other hand, Yorkhill’s pedigree is rather more suggestive of stamina than was Vautour’s. Yorkhill is by Presenting (sire of Denman, War Of Attrition and On His Own) and out of a half-sister to The Listener. Really, it’s amazing he’s done what he has at distances short of three miles. To business. The betting market for the last at Lingfield is all about Entertaining Ben and Don’t Blame Me, having seemingly failed to notice that both are front-runners who might detonate each others’ chances with a pace battle. Let’s add Shackled N Drawn into that mix, since he can take a fierce hold and now wears blinkers for the first time. Today’s best bets, by Chris CookThose of us who want to see Yorkhill in a Gold Cup got some encouragement from an Irish Times piece yesterday, predicting he may make his return to action at Leopardstown over Christmas in the race formerly known as the Lexus (or the Ericsson if you go back a bit further). “Leopardstown at Christmas looks a good possibility,” Willie Mullins was quoted as saying. Share on WhatsApp … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Jack Cork keeps Burnley on track for Europe by sinking Watford

first_imgBurnley continued their pursuit of European football after two goals in three second-half minutes gave them victory over Watford.The Clarets’ hopes of finishing sixth looked like faltering when Roberto Pereyra put the Hornets in front on the hour but quickfire replies from Sam Vokes – seconds after coming off the bench – and Jack Cork saw Sean Dyche’s men close the gap on Arsenal to two points.It was also Burnley’s fourth successive top-flight win, the first time they have achieved that since 1968, and a seventh away success in a memorable campaign.Burnley’s fans cried “We’re all going on a European tour”, but Dyche is happy to let other people talk about it.“They have been chanting that for ages, it started as a joke and now it might not be such a joke,” he said.“We haven’t done anything until the end of the season. It’s your job to write about the ups and downs, the ins and outs of the season, it’s my job to remember that you only get measured at the end of the season.”Watford were the better team until Vokes’s equaliser, as they lost for a third time in four matches. However, nine points above the relegation zone, they should not encounter any late-season drama.“We dominated the game, we had more shots on target but it wasn’t enough,” said Javi Gracia. “We should have killed the game.”Pereyra drilled home low from 10 yards to put Watford in front but Vokes came on after 70 minutes and he had an immediate impact 20 seconds later, ending a league goal drought going back to November.Cork was then on hand to nod in Kevin Long’s header back across goal for the winner. Share on Messenger Share on LinkedIn Premier League Reuse this content The Observer Share on Facebook Watford Topics Burnley Share on WhatsApp Share on Pinterest match reports Share via Email Share on Twitterlast_img read more

Élargissement du rappel de burgers congelés

first_imgLe Dr Robert Strang, administrateur en chef de la santé publique de la Nouvelle-Écosse, informe le public qu’un rappel national de burgers congelés a été élargi le 8 octobre pour englober les burgers Super 6 de marque Compliments, les burgers au bœuf Choix du Président et le Bucket of Burgers de Webers. Le rappel a commencé le 2 octobre quand l’Agence canadienne d’inspection des aliments a rappelé les burgers au bœuf Super 8 de marque Compliments. Les produits pourraient contenir la bactérie nocive E. coli et ils sont rattachés à un groupe de cas d’infection à l’E. coli en Ontario. « Il n’y a toujours pas de cas confirmés ou soupçonnés d’infection à l’E. coli associés à ces produits en Nouvelle-Écosse, souligne le Dr. Strang. Par mesure de sécurité, les Néo-Écossais qui ont acheté ces produits devraient les jeter. » L’emballage des burgers au bœuf Choix du Président porte le CUP 0 60383 37167 8. Le produit a été distribué dans les magasins Loblaws en Nouvelle-Écosse, y compris Atlantic Superstore, Save Easy, No Frills et Wholesale Club. Les burgers au bœuf Super 8 et Super 6 ont été distribués sous la marque Compliments dans les magasins Sobeys et Foodland en Nouvelle-Écosse. L’emballage des burgers Super 8 porte le CUP 0 55742 37055 3. L’emballage des Super 6 porte le code 0 55742 34129 4. Le produit Bucket of Burgers de marque Webers pourrait avoir été distribué à l’échelle du pays mais il n’a pas été vendu en Nouvelle-Écosse. Son CUP est 6 27843 06456 5. La Province continue de surveiller la situation avec ses partenaires du fédéral. Quand on fait cuire du bœuf haché, y compris des hamburgers, il ne faut pas oublier les points suivants : Faites cuire le bœuf haché jusqu’à ce qu’un thermomètre inséré au centre indique 71 oC (160 oF). Séparez la viande crue des autres aliments dans la cuisine. Lavez vos mains, les planches à découper, les ustensiles et les comptoirs avec de l’eau chaude savonneuse s’ils sont en contact avec de la viande crue. Des renseignements complets sur le rappel sont fournis à l’adresse www.inspection.gc.ca. Pour des renseignements supplémentaires sur l’E. coli, consultez le www.novascotia.ca/hpp/cdpc/ecoli.asp, (en anglais seulement) ou le www.gov.ns.ca/agri/foodsafety/pdfs/ecoli_fr.pdf.last_img read more

Nominate a Student Making a Positive Difference for Respectful Citizenship Award

first_imgEveryday students in Nova Scotia are making positive contributions to benefit their schools and communities and each year Nova Scotians have a chance to show them it is appreciated. Nominations are open for the Lieutenant Governor’s Respectful Citizenship Award. The award recognizes students from around the province who demonstrate excellent leadership and a strong commitment to creating safe and inclusive spaces in schools and communities. Promoting Mi’kmaq culture, fighting poverty and raising awareness of issues facing the transgender community are some of the ways past award recipients have promoted respectful citizenship. “It is important for us to recognize the leaders of tomorrow, especially those who are making a difference in their schools and communities today,” said Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant. “I am delighted that this award seeks out those who are playing an important role in enhancing the lives of their fellow students in such an important manner.” The award is given annually to up to 20 students in Primary to Grade 12 in the public school system, private school system or home school. An individual award and a group award can be given to students in each of the eight school boards and the Mi’Kmaw Kina’matnewey Board. An additional two awards can be given to students enrolled in private school or home schooled and registered with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. Nominations must include a description of their role in the project or activity explaining how it supports the promotion of safe and inclusive communities and must be accompanied by two references. Nomination forms have been sent to schools and can be found at antibullying.novascotia.ca . The deadline for nominations is Friday, Nov. 20.last_img read more

Dennis Oland will take time to mentally regroup after acquittal lawyer

first_imgSAINT JOHN, N.B. — Dennis Oland’s acquittal in the 2011 murder of his father has left many questions about what comes next for the member of one of Atlantic Canada’s most prominent families following a very public eight-year legal ordeal.The 51-year-old former financial adviser hugged his defence team following Friday’s decision by Justice Terrence Morrison, but accompanied by members of his family, he quickly departed the courthouse without talking to reporters.It was left to his Toronto-based defence lawyer, Alan Gold, to speak to Oland’s state of mind after what he called “a very punishing eight years” for his client and his family.Gold said Oland’s immediate plans are simply to “mentally regroup” and spend quality time with his family.“Right now he is entitled to as much private time with his family, where he can just lie there and convince himself that it’s finally over. That is going to be his big psychic task — he’s going to wake up and not believe it’s finally over, because it’s gone on for so long.”Oland was washing his car when he was arrested and charged with second-degree murder in 2013, two years after his father, prominent businessman Richard Oland was bludgeoned to death in his uptown Saint John office.Gold recounted the roller-coaster legal journey that ensued, including Oland’s conviction by a jury at the end of his first trial in 2015, his incarceration and release following several appeals, and then ultimately a second trial that resulted in his acquittal by judge alone.Members of Oland’s family have been unwavering in their support since his arrest, including his mother Connie, his wife Lisa, his four children, and his uncle Derrick Oland, the executive chairman of Moosehead Breweries Ltd. — Canada’s oldest independent brewery and the longtime family business.“We wish to restate our steadfast support for Dennis and our faith that the judicial process will prove his innocence,” the family said in a statement issued last November.Richard Oland was a former vice-president with Moosehead Breweries until he lost out in a succession dispute and left to run his own enterprises.The court heard he had amassed a fortune worth an estimated $36-million, and despite a relationship that was strained at times, he extended generous loans to his son, who was deeply in debt by the time of the murder.The retrial was told Dennis Oland, who worked at CIBC Wood Gundy, had reached the limit on most of his personal accounts despite having his credit limits raised by thousands of dollars. He was struggling to meet commitments that included $4,300 per month for child and spousal support and more than $1,650 owed to his father each month for a $500,000 loan made two years earlier.On the day his father’s body was found, Oland owed $163,939.68 on a line of credit.The indebtedness was a big part of the prosecution’s theory in the case and was fodder for much speculation in Saint John, a port city of about 70,000.Now Oland is left to pick up the pieces after one of the most sensational criminal cases to grip the Maritimes in decades.Gold said Oland will find it hard to believe his ordeal is truly over. “Just leave him in peace and let him come to the wonderful realization it is finally over,” he told reporters.Gold wouldn’t say whether Oland plans any civil litigation.“I only do criminal defence work. I have no idea about civil suits,” he said.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

After liberation elections and security top priorities in Libya – UN official

“With Sunday’s declaration of liberation, the clock has started running on commitments the National Transitional Council (NTC) has made in its constitutional declaration,” Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya Ian Martin told the Security Council during a briefing this morning.Mr. Martin highlighted several aspects which require immediate attention, including preparations for elections, establishing public security and controlling the flow of weapons in the country.The NTC has 30 days to establish an interim government, 90 days to adopt electoral legislation and set up an electoral body, and 240 days to hold elections for national congress. Mr. Martin said the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has already been working closely with members of the NTC to discuss proposed electoral laws and the future electoral management body. “Our meetings with civil society have made clear their determination to be engaged closely in the ongoing discussions on the electoral law, and in efforts to promote civic education. Work has also started on defining the framework for developing the voter register.”Mr. Martin also pointed to the hand-over and control of the flow of weapons as a priority in the NTC’s agenda. He said the NTC had already committed to removing heavy weaponry from city centres and collecting light arms, but he emphasized this must be done in conjunction with the establishment of public security to offer former combatants new opportunities.“The challenge will be to develop rapidly opportunities for the future of combatants, making available to them support in returning to normal civilian life, or integrating them into a professional police force and national army.”Mr. Martin also voiced his concern for the large amounts of weaponry left by the ousted Qadhafi regime, which include chemical weapons and Man-Portable Air Defense Systems (MANPADS). While a large number of these were destroyed during North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) operations, Mr. Martin said there are “increasing concerns over the looting and proliferation of MANPADS.”Regarding the flow of weapons and people, Mr. Martin said there is concern that members of the former regime have fled the country, representing a source of anxiety for Libya’s neighbours, but he assured the Council that the UN will work with the African Union (AU) to address this issue.The Special Representative also reiterated the UN’s support to deliver aid to citizens affected by the recent conflict, and said missions to Sirte and Bani Walid were already providing food, drinking water and other non-food items to the local population in those towns. Mr. Martin stressed much remains to be done and expectations are still high. He emphasized that it was important that during the transitional process the NTC remains committed to building a modern nation-state based on the principles of democracy, human rights, the rule of law and respect for minority rights.In particular, he said the NTC must establish guidelines on the handling of its detainees, following alleged violations of their rights, including the mistreatment of former leader Muammar al-Qadhafi and the uncertain circumstances of his death, which Mr. Martin said was within the scope of the International Commission of Inquiry in Libya mandated by the Human Rights Council.Mr. Martin said he was encouraged by the NTC’s openness to the investigation, and said he believes “the leadership of the NTC is indeed committed – as the declaration of liberation re- emphasized – to avoiding revenge, achieving reconciliation, and overcoming the manipulation of tribalism and regionalism which the former dictator promoted to entrench his own power, thereby ensuring that the past will never be repeated.”As well as security and elections, he said authorities are concerned with strengthening public financial management, establishing rules to ensure fiscal transparency, and starting a reconciliation process. 26 October 2011The United Nations remains committed to supporting Libyans as they build a new framework for their country, a top UN official said today, stressing that transitional authorities should act swiftly to respond to the North African nation’s most pressing needs, such as organizing an electoral process and establishing public security. read more

Former Bay Street lawyer others face 27M fine in insider trading case

Former Bay Street lawyer, others face $2.7M fine in insider trading case TORONTO – Securities regulators have imposed fines of more than $2.7 million along with other sanctions in an insider trading case involving former Bay Street lawyer Mitchell Finkelstein, his longtime friend Paul Azeff and three others.The penalties announced Tuesday follow a decision in March when a panel of the Ontario Securities Commission found that Finkelstein provided tips on three major deals between 2004 and 2007 while he was working for the legal firm Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP.The commission said the recipient of the information was Azeff, a friend of Finkelstein dating to their university days who worked for CIBC in Montreal as an investment adviser.The commission said Azeff fed the information to one of his friends, Korin Bobrow, who worked at CIBC, and both either bought shares of the target companies for themselves, their family members or clients.The regulator said they also told other friends, who also bought shares for themselves, family members and clients.Among other things, the commission has ordered Finkelstein to pay administrative penalties of $450,000 along with $125,000 towards the cost of the commission’s investigation and hearing. He is also barred for trading in any securities, other than in his own registered accounts for 10 years and is permanently banned from becoming a director or officer of a public company.Azeff and Bobrow were given similar bans, with Azeff being fined $750,000 and ordered to pay $175,000 in costs, while Bobrow was handed a $300,000 administrative penalty and costs of $125,000.In addition, Azeff was ordered to disgorge to the commission $49,996 in profits and Bobrow $19,217.Two others involved in the case, Jeffrey Miller and Man Kin Cheng, also known as Francis Cheng, were fined $450,000 and $200,000, respectively. Miller was also ordered to pay $50,000 in costs and to disgorge $24,485 in profits, while Cheng faces an additional $25,000 in costs. by The Canadian Press Posted Aug 25, 2015 1:48 pm MDT Last Updated Aug 25, 2015 at 2:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

MeToo founder coming to Brock University

A key figure in the #MeToo movement is speaking at Brock University later this month.American civil rights activist Tarana Burke will speak at Brock about the #MeToo movement on Oct. 29.Tarana Burke, an American civil rights activist often credited with starting the #MeToo movement more than a decade ago, is giving a talk on behalf of Brock’s Office of Human Rights and Equity on Monday, Oct. 29.“Bringing high-profile speakers to campus is a great way to encourage widespread conversation about important equity issues,” said Leela MadhavaRau, Director, Human Rights and Equity.The Burke talk follows last year’s address at Brock University by Lieutenant General, the Honorable Roméo Dallaire, on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.“Our hope is that dialogue will begin prior to these speakers’ visits to campus and will continue after,” MadhavaRau said.Born in The Bronx, N.Y., Burke founded the #MeToo movement in 2006 to raise awareness about the high occurrence of sexual assault and harassment in society. The movement gained significant steam in 2017 with the rise of #MeToo as a hashtag after the Harvey Weinstein allegations went public.Time Magazine named Burke and other high-profile female activists they dubbed “the silence breakers” as the Time Person of the Year for 2017.“The #MeToo movement was a catalyst and a tipping point for primarily women to be able to tell their stories,” said Shannon Kitchings, Research Assistant, Human Rights and Equity. “It overwhelmed the public and created more space for even more stories to be told, which resulted in the realization that almost everyone has a story.”“The #MeToo hashtag has been a useful tool allowing people to have conversations publicly that are really difficult to have,” Kitchings said.Tickets for Burke’s talk are free, but must be reserved online through the Office of Human Rights and Equity website.What: Tarana Burke Speaking EngagementWhen: Monday, Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m.Where: Sean O’Sullivan Theatre, Brock UniversityWho: Open to everyoneTickets: Available free at brocku.ca/humanrights read more

Looking back at who was hired who was fired and what transpired

Auburn’s Newton overcomes controversy, wins Heisman and National Championship Auburn, which started the season as the No. 22-ranked team in the nation, got an unexpected boost from transfer quarterback and 2010 Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton. Cam led the Tigers to a 14-0 record, which ended with a 22-19 win over Oregon in the BCS National Championship Game. The win gave Auburn its first national title since 1957. “Anything is possible,” Cam said after the game. “I guarantee you five or six months ago, nobody would have bet their last dollar to say that Auburn University is winning the National Championship.” However, Cam didn’t just make headlines for his on-the-field performance this season. In early November, allegations surfaced that Cam’s father, Cecil Newton, attempted to solicit money from Mississippi State when his son was being recruited as a junior college transfer. On Dec. 1, the NCAA ruled that although Cecil did in fact shop Cam’s services during his recruitment, neither Cam nor Auburn was aware of Cecil’s actions, so the association ruled Cam eligible. On the field, Cam passed for 2,854 yards and 30 touchdowns, and rushed for 1,473 yards and 20 touchdowns. Despite the controversy surrounding him throughout the season, he still earned the third-highest percentage of first-place votes in the history of the Heisman Trophy. What does it take to be No. 1? In October, five teams were ranked No. 1 in the nation in as many weeks. After defending national champion Alabama lost its first game of the season to South Carolina on Oct. 9, Ohio State took the No. 1 spot. The Buckeyes’ reign as the nation’s top team only lasted a week, as they dropped their Oct. 16 matchup at Wisconsin, 31-18. “We have to bounce back because we can’t let this define us. We can’t lose another game,” Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor said following the loss. Following OSU’s loss, Oklahoma rose to No. 1 in the season’s first BCS standings. However, just like the Buckeyes, Oklahoma couldn’t manage to maintain its position for a full seven days, as the Sooners lost their Oct. 23 game at Missouri, 36-27. Oklahoma’s loss was Auburn’s gain, as the Tigers climbed to No. 1 in the following week’s BCS standings, only to have Oregon top them in the polls a week later. Auburn eventually reclaimed the nation’s top spot following its SEC Championship win over South Carolina on Dec. 3. ‘Little Sisters of the Poor’ wins ‘The Granddaddy of Them All’ January 2010’s Fiesta Bowl contenders Boise State and Texas Christian University entered the season at No. 3 and No. 6, respectively, leaving critics wondering what impact having both mid-major schools go undefeated in the regular season could have on the BCS. Among those critics was OSU President E. Gordon Gee, who told The Associated Press that even if they were to go undefeated, neither TCU nor Boise State was worthy of competing for a National Championship because of the low level of competition both teams faced. “We do not play the Little Sisters of the Poor. We play very fine schools on any given day,” Gee said. Boise State eliminated itself from national championship consideration with its 34-31 overtime loss to Nevada on Nov. 26. The loss snapped the Broncos’ 24-game winning streak, which dated to a 2008 Poinsettia Bowl loss to TCU. Mountain West conference champion TCU went undefeated, finishing No. 3 in the regular season BCS standings and earning itself a bid to the Rose Bowl. The Horned Frogs defeated Wisconsin 21-19 in the bowl game. “Today we played for us, and for all the schools that wanted a chance,” TCU coach Gary Patterson said following his team’s Rose Bowl victory. TCU finished the season ranked No. 2. Out with the old, in with the new At season’s end, prestigious programs Florida, Miami (Fla.) and Michigan began searching for new head coaches. Florida’s coaching vacancy came as a result of 46-year-old Urban Meyer’s retirement, following six seasons and two national titles with the Gators. Former Texas defensive coordinator Will Muschamp was named Meyer’s replacement Dec. 11. Miami fired coach Randy Shannon before the Sun Bowl, after the team went 7-5 in 2010. In four seasons as the Hurricanes’ coach, Shannon’s record was 28-22. On Dec. 13, former Temple coach Al Golden was introduced as the team’s new coach. Following its blowout loss in the Gator Bowl, Michigan fired coach Rich Rodriguez, who went 15-22 in his three seasons in Ann Arbor, Mich. “Michigan is not used to this,” said Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon. “Michigan fans expect more than this, and so do Michigan athletic directors.” Michigan announced Tuesday it hired former San Diego State coach Brady Hoke as its 19th head coach in program history. Facing suspensions, Buckeyes overcome adversity, break losing streak vs. SEC On Dec. 23, the NCAA announced that five OSU juniors — Pryor, Dan Herron, DeVier Posey, Mike Adams and Solomon Thomas — would be suspended for the first five games of the 2011 season for selling awards, gifts and university apparel, and receiving improper benefits in 2009. A sixth player, Jordan Whiting, will be suspended for one game for receiving discounted services due to his status as a student-athlete. “My selfish acts were very young and immature,” Pryor said in an apology on Dec. 28. “I’m just very deeply sorry about it. I didn’t mean to hurt anybody at all or bring anything down or bring embarrassment to our university.” The suspended players were, however, allowed to play in the Buckeyes’ 31-26 Sugar Bowl victory over Arkansas on Jan. 4. The bowl win snapped OSU’s nine-bowl-game losing streak against SEC opponents. In the game, Pryor contributed 336 yards of total offense; Posey and Herron each scored a touchdown; and Thomas came up with a game-saving interception with less than a minute remaining in the game. Despite their Sugar Bowl performances and looming suspensions, the suspended Buckeyes committed to returning to OSU next season. read more

Denver Chosen For HyperloopInspired Transportation System

first_imgStay on target HTT Inks Deal to Bring High-Speed Travel to Great Leaks MegaregionCast Your Vote for Most Beneficial Hyperloop Route Move over, Elon Musk: Colorado is the new site of a futuristic Hyperloop-inspired transportation system that could shuttle people between Denver and Boulder in eight minutes.The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), E-470 Public Highway Authority, and Arrivo have inked a deal to bring a high-speed travel network to Denver.Co-founded by SpaceX engineer Brogan BamBrogan, Los Angeles-based Arrivo plans to erect a full-system test track just off the E-470 Toll Highway, where the proposed first commercial leg will eventually be built.“Twenty-first century transportation technology is finally arriving, and Denver is positioned to be the early benefactor,” BamBrogan said in a statement.Unlike its Hyperloop rival, Arrivo focuses on local transit, its mission to connect “every part” of super-urban areas in fewer than 20 minutes.“Passengers and cargo arrive quickly and efficiently at extremely low cost,” BamBrogan continued. “The whole region also wins as our high-throughput enables more total miles traveled to support growth and economic firepower.”The hour-and-10-minute trip between Denver International Airport and downtown, for instance, would take only nine minutes on the Arrivo City Zipper. It’s even shorter (six minutes) for folks commuting from Lone Tree.In an effort to reduce road traffic and improve how people and goods move around the city, Arrivo will implement “hyperloop technology”—magnetic levitation makes vehicles float, while electric power moves them forward.“Arrivo’s system is an additional layer of transportation designed to complement existing modes of transportation, connect with the airport, the metro, and even allow people to use it with their own car,” BamBrogan said. “The residents, visitors, and businesses of Denver will now have a new tool to be anywhere they want to be.”Following a feasibility study, the company hopes to open the first commercial route in Denver in the next four to five years.With offices in LA and Aurora, Co., Arrivo is also expanding its corporate operations with a new Denver-based Engineering and Technology Center. All in all, the firm will add up to 200 employees by 2020, and funnel some $10-$15 million into the local economy next year.“Arrivo will end traffic and future-proof regional mobility,” BamBrogan promised. “Now that’s a big win.”center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

New Final Fantasy VII Remake Trailer Puts Us on Cloud Nine

first_imgStay on target After a decent but not mind-blowing debut of its State of Play online press conference, Sony’s latest stab at a Nintendo Direct last week ended on a much more exciting note. There may not be a PlayStation event at E3 next month, but it would be easy to forget after getting the surprise first new footage in forever of Final Fantasy VII Remake with a promise of more news in June.Depending on who you asked, this HD PlayStation 4 re-imagining of the beloved (and bad) PlayStation 1 JRPG classic was first announced at Sony’s 2015 E3 show or way back in a tech demo for PlayStation 3. Either way, it’s been a while, and we still don’t have high hopes for the game releasing anytime soon. However, if nothing else, we’re now more convinced than ever that Final Fantasy VII Remake has become a real video game. Low bar, but small victory.That definitely wasn’t the case before! In 2015 Final Fantasy VII Remake was little more than some spruced-up Advent Children CGI footage and a director who didn’t know he was a director until he saw his name on stage. Presumably what followed was years of actually developing the project, hiring and firing outside development teams in the process, and letting it basically do whatever it wanted even as Square’s Western games picked up the immediate slack and still got frustratingly ignored.But just as Death Stranding went from nothing at all to a game I can now imagine people eventually playing, this weekend it finally sunk in that Final Fantasy VII is probably going to be a real video game. There’s a new trailer with snippets of new action-oriented gameplay, bothering those who prefer the original turn-based combat in an example of lofty dreams turning into disappointing reality. We saw updated versions of characters like Aerith with her dumb flowers and Barret with his unfortunate voice. And Square Enix even recommitted to the “ambitious” idea that this game is so big it’ll need to be released in episodic installments, carrying a torch for Telltale I guess.The biggest proof to me though that Square Enix will actually ship a product called Final Fantasy VII Remake to store shelves is the company’s surprisingly consistent track record with its huge vaporware JRPG boondoggles that spend years upon years in development Hell. Final Fantasy XIII eventually came out. Final Fantasy XV eventually came out. Kingdom Hearts III eventually came out. Their quality may vary, but they came out. And so with nothing else on its elaborately over-designed Tetsuya Nomura plate, Square Enix will also make sure Final Fantasy VII Remake comes out. Then they can focus on making Verum Rex a game and not just a temper tantrum.For more on Final Fantasy check out our character guide for Cloud Strife in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and read about the massive impact of Final Fantasy VI, still the best game in the series. Sorry, You Can’t Date Keanu Reeves in ‘Cyberpunk 2077”Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form center_img Final Fantasy VII remake is still somehow coming March 3, 2020.And now this new Tokyo Games Show trailer offers even more proof this game really exists!last_img read more

Bale Benzema not for sale – Zidane

first_imgBoth Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema are not for sale in this summer’s transfer window, says Real Madrid manager Zinedine ZidaneThe duo are facing an uncertain future in the Spanish capital this summer with both players having been omitted from last week’s first leg against Bayern Munich in the semi-finals of the Champions League.Bale has struggled to establish himself under Zidane this season and has only made 21 starts for Real all season, while Benzema has had little success in front of goal this season with the striker having only scored five goals in 28 La Liga appearances.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“We need them and I’ll do everything possible so that they’re not affected by what’s been said outside. They’ll stay with us,” said Zidane, according to SportsMole.“I know all our players want to play, but it isn’t possible. The message is for everyone, not just Bale and Benzema, that we’re sticking together because there’s a month left of the season and we have it all to do.“If any player isn’t 100%, he won’t be in the squad. Double or the Champions League? Everything has value, I can’t choose one or the other, but what we can win is the Champions League and we’re going to give everything for it.”last_img read more

Paratici reveals relationship with Juventus directors and staff

first_imgJuventus Chief Football Officer Fabio Paratici has revealed his relationship with some of the executives and members of staff he has worked with at the club so far.Paratici also spoke about Juventus’ desire to conquer Europe. Paratici is regarded as astute transfer business Officer at Juventus, after securing some of the best additions in the club’s history including Cristiano Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez.“I think [Giuseppe] Marotta and I complemented each other very well,” he said, as quoted by the club’s official website.“I dealt with the more technical aspects but discussed matters with him because he’s highly experienced and understands how football and negotiations work. He helped me to make as few mistakes as possible.”Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“[Antonio] Conte wasn’t the sort of coach who looks at the name of the player but whether or not they’re functional to his ideas, and that makes it easier for whoever’s job it is to find functional players.”“[Massimiliano] Allegri is more flexible in that sense, so it gives you a bit more margin for manoeuvre in the transfer market.”“We aspire to win the Champions League but we’re not obsessed about it,” he concludes.last_img read more

Infant Cough Syrup recalled due to bacterial contamination

first_imgCustomers are advised to throw away or return the medicine for a full refund.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. A children’s cough medicine has been recalled due the possibility of a bacterial contamination.Infant Cough Syrup Plus Mucus by DG Health issued the recall after the Food and Drug Administration found bacteria in one in ten bottles.Production of the medicine has been suspended while an investigation takes place for the source of the contamination.The two-ounce bottles affected by the bacteria can produce two forms of gastrointestinal illness.The possibly contaminated bottles have a lot code of KL180157, expiration date of Nov. 20 and UPC Code 854954 002500.No illnesses have been reported from the recalled medicine.The cough syrup was distributed to Dollar General retail stores nationwide. last_img read more

Special Ashada Masam calendar released

first_imgSecunderabad: A special Ashada month calendar was released during the festivities of Bonalu at Lal Bazar Sri Bujili Mahankali temple on Wednesday. Secunderabad Cantonment Board CEO Chandrasekar, Cantonment Board Member Bhagya Sri and Sri Sham Kumar, former Cantonment Board Member released the special calendar designed by Oorvi Media amid devotees on the temple premises. Also Read – Parts of Hyderabad witness heavy rainfall Advertise With Us “First time in Telangana, the calendar ‘Sri Mahta Kaladarshini’ containing portraits of mother goddess in the temples of twin cities are brought during Bonalu, a symbol of Telangana culture,” said Vaddepalli Shravan Kumar of Oorvi Media. Kumar said Oorvi Media would bring out a calendar with the same concept with the portraits of mother goddesses across the country. Also Read – Two Urban forest parks inaugurated in Hyderabad Advertise With Us Almanac is provided by Jyothirmaye Mahapeetham Sri Divyagnana Sidhanthi for this calendar. Actor Kishore Das was the special guest. Temple EO P Mahendar Reddy, Former vice-president of Secunderabad Cantonment Board Parasani Gourishankar, ‘Dharshanam’ Sharma Editor of Dharshanam Magazine and festival organising members P Ramchander, Sadanand, Madhu & Bhaktavatsalam of the temple were present in the calendar release programme. Advertise With Us Uniqueness of Lal Bazar Sri Bujili Mahankali temple The celebrations of Bonalu, which are also known as ‘Ashada Jatara’ are celebrated with pomp and fervour across the twin cities. Usually, as a practice, these festivities are organised on Sunday and Monday. But Bonalu celebrations are different at Lal Bazar Sri Bujili Mahankali temple. The celebrations are held on Wednesday and Thursday. The temple and these traditions have a history over 165 years.last_img read more

Air India to introduce daily flights from KochiDubai due to growing demand

first_imgIn a bid to attract more passengers, starting from 11 January, 2016, Air India will launch daily flights on the Kochi-Dubai sector owing to growing demand from Indians living in the United Arab Emirates.Currently, more than 300 flights are operated by Air India Express between India and the Gulf nations, and 74 flights operate in and out of Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Dubai alone, The Economic Times said.”Air India will be operating Dubai-Kochi-Dubai sector with brand new A320 aircraft with cap of 180 seats. With this, the flight operating from Sharjah-Kochi- Sharjah would stand withdrawn effective 11 January,” Melwin D’Silva, Regional Manager for Gulf, Middle East and Africa operations of Air India, was quoted as saying by The Economic Times.”Flight AI-934 on Dubai-Kochi sector will depart from Dubai at 1330 hours and arrive in Kochi at 1910 hours local time. While on the return leg, AI-933 will depart from Kochi to Dubai at 0935 hours and arrive in Dubai at 1235 hours local time,” he added.Air India is reportedly offering a promotional fare of AED 330 for a one-way flight ticket and AED 785 for a return-flight. Air India has already started a Ahmedabad-London direct flight from 15 December 2015, according to the airline’s official website.It was earlier projected that Air India would earn the highest revenue of Rs 17,000 crore for the fiscal year 2015-16, according to a report published in Times of India.Air India also registered a 0.01% increase in passenger revenue and 5% improvement in cargo revenue during the April-September period of 2015, another Economic Times report stated.last_img read more