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Stop Underinvesting in Yourself

first_imgPosts about how your dream clients are underinvesting are popular here, here and here. You recognize that one of the biggest challenges you face is helping your prospective clients (and your existing clients) make an investment commensurate in the outcomes they need.You know underinvesting is a mistake, and you know your dream clients should be spending more and producing even greater results. They are just too stubborn and shortsighted to see it.But before you cast that stone, you may want to think about whether you are living in a glass house yourself.Ain’t Nobody Got TimeAre you investing the time necessary to improve in all the areas you recognize need improving?Self-improvement is almost always the first thing to go when you are busy. Because you are heads-down working, you don’t invest any time in your own personal growth or development.What happens when your dream clients underinvest happens to you when you underinvest. Problems linger unresolved. Opportunities pass by without even being pursued. You stagnate. You wither.If you don’t have 30 minutes a day for personal development and growth, spend an hour on personal development and growth. If you don’t have an hour, spend two hours. Invest time in the areas you need to improve.Money, Money, Money, MoneyHow much money have you spent on your personal and professional development in this calendar year? Do the math before you move on. Is it more than you’ve spent at Starbucks?“But wait,” you say. “Iannarino, I have bills to pay. I don’t have a budget for my own personal growth and development.” And as you read these words, who are you reminded of? You can see that client in your mind’s eye right now, can’t you? They say, “We don’t have the budget,” even though spending the money would make them more money—just like it would you.You know your dream clients and prospects are underinvesting in the results they need. You can see it plain as day, even when they can’t. Can you see how you are doing the same?You will never make a greater investment than the one you make in yourself. You will also never get a greater return than that investment.If you want your clients to stop underinvesting, you go first.last_img read more

Panel suggests cancellation of 41 FIRs in Punjab

first_imgThe Justice (Retd.) Mehtab Singh Gill Commission, constituted by the ruling Congress government to probe “false cases” registered during the 10 years of Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP regime in Punjab, on Tuesday submitted its fifth interim report to Chief Minister Amarinder Singh recommending cancellation of FIRs in 41 cases. “Among the cases in which cancellation has been recommended are FIRs against Vijay Sayal, Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Gurdaspur, and Sikh religious preacher Baljit Singh Daduwal, both of which the commission described as culmination of vendetta resulting from their refusal to obey the diktats of former Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal and former Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia,” said an official statement. The statement added that the commission report pointed out that Mr. Sayal was falsely implicated in an FIR registered by the Vigilance Bureau, Faridkot, for challaning a bus of Mr. Badal, who was also holding the portfolio of Home Department.In the case of Mr. Daduwal, the commission did not find anything seditious in his speech at a congregation held on November 10, 2015.Relief recommended“In the fifth report, out of 159 complaints, 118 complaints have been dismissed for lack of jurisdiction or for being without merit,” said the statement, adding that of the 655 complaints examined so far, the commission has recommended relief in 258 while dismissing the remaining 397.last_img read more

Premier League: Unai Emery Pleads for More Time as Arsenal Lose to Leicester

first_img arsenalJames Maddisonjamie vardyLeicester City First Published: November 10, 2019, 10:06 AM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Leicester: Arsenal manager Unai Emery pleaded for calm and patience after his side lost 2-0 at Leicester on Saturday to fall eight points behind the Premier League’s top four.Jamie Vardy and James Maddison were the architects of another fine victory for the Foxes, who moved into second, as the English duo struck in the space of seven second-half minutes. A return to the Champions League next season was Emery’s target after a summer of heavy investment in reshaping his squad.But Arsenal will fall nine points behind the top four should Manchester City avoid defeat away to league leaders Liverpool on Sunday.”We are very ambitious in our target, but we know we need time and patience,” said Emery, who faces an anxious wait to see if his wish will be granted by the Arsenal board with a two-week international break coming up.After early signs of promise at the start of the Spaniard’s reign last season, Arsenal have now taken fewer points in Emery’s first 50 Premier League games in charge than the final 50 of Arsene Wenger’s 22-year tenure.In the face of mounting speculation over his future, Emery surprisingly maintained Mesut Ozil alongside the front two of new captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette.That bold strategy nearly paid off when Lacazette fired the first big chance of the match inches wide after Aubameyang had burrowed his way into the area.”If we score the first goal, we could have controlled the game. We didn’t do it and they did,” added Emery.Thereafter, it was Leicester who showed the greater threat going forward.Wilfred Ndidi missed a glorious opportunity when he smashed off the crossbar with the goal gaping from Ricardo Pereira’s cutback four minutes into the second half.Arsenal were the first to put the ball in the net when Aubameyang supplied a characteristically clinical finish but was rightly flagged offside.Vardy has an excellent record against Arsenal and when his chance came, the Premier League’s top scorer was ruthless with a low finish past Bernd Leno from Youri Tielemans’s pass.”It was a brilliant goal and from there I thought we took control of the game,” said Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers.Vardy turned provider for Leicester’s second as he laid the ball back into the path of Maddison to drill a low shot in from outside the box.”People say they enjoy watching us but we enjoy playing so much. It’s a great feeling,” said Maddison.Arsenal offered precious little after going behind and have now won just two of their last 10 league games. last_img read more

WATCH: Yusuf Pathan welcomed like a true ‘Knight’ after stunning RCB into submission

first_imgDestructive all-rounder Yusuf Pathan was given a royal welcome into the dressing room by his Kolkata Knight Riders teammates after the big-hitter led his team to a handsome five-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore on Monday. (Pathan, Russell muscle Kolkata to five-wicket win over Bangalore)Chasing a daunting 186-run target, KKR were in a spot of bother before Yusuf smashed a brilliant 29-ball 60 to see his team home with five balls to spare at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium last night.Pathan, along with the burly West Indian all-rounder Andre Russell (30), mauled the lacklustre RCB bowling attack to help the two-time champions move up to the second spot on IPL points table. (Pathan disagrees with Gavaskar’s understanding of RCB bowling attack)Soon after the match, Yusuf received a thunderous welcome into the dressing room from his teammates.In a video posted on the team’s Facebook page, KKR players including opener Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn, coach Jacques Kallis, clapped and whooped and whistled to applaud Yusuf’s heroics.The shy Pathan waved, smiled and acknowledged the cheers and sat back to reflect on a job well done.(Video Courtesy: Kolkata Knight Riders Facebook Page)last_img read more

Concurrent enhances security for existing product ranges

first_img Continue Reading Previous SensiEDGE: innovative designs for the IoT on show at Embedded WorldNext Keysight receives certification for eCall test emulator software Concurrent Technologies announces a range of measures to help customers improve the security for their AdvancedMC, CompactPCI, VME, VPX and XMC boards based on Intel processor devices since 2014 and which will also be available on all boards planned for release this year based on next generation technologies.For those customers using Windows 10 or a recent version of Linux, Concurrent Technologies now offers a factory fitted TPM 2.0 as an alternative build option to the original TPM 1.2 device.  This offers an elevated level of flexibility: those customers already in deployment who need consistency can still obtain boards without a TPM or with the more basic TPM 1.2 and those still developing their solutions can use the TPM 2.0.  The new TPM 2.0 provides improved cryptographic algorithms, enhanced authorization and simplified management features.Concurrent Technologies is now marketing specific security capabilities as separate utilities.  Initial examples include UEFI based Secure Boot and Sanitization capabilities that are compliant to the appropriate US Defense Security Service standards.  Having individual utilities allows customers to select the security element that is appropriate to their needs.  For a more holistic solution, Concurrent Technologies continues to enhance their flagship Guardian Security offering that has been available for several years.  Guardian Security includes many hardware, firmware and software features specific to each board with three key goals: preventing unauthorized use of secure equipment; preventing unauthorized access to sensitive data and allowing sensitive data to be purged on-demand.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules last_img read more

Ikalogic launches SP209 logic analyzers

first_img Continue Reading Previous LieberLieber: replacing documents with modelsNext Future Electronics: rapid development platform for thermal imaging and IR sensing Ikalogic launch a new series of test instruments: the SP209 is a 9 channel, 200MHz logic analyzer that fills many gaps with existing products on the market. SP209 series aims at making it easy to analyze CMOS logic signals and industrial buses alike. Indeed, SP209 integrates specialized receivers for most common industrial busses like RS485, RS232 or CAN.SP209 Logic Analyzers provide 200MHz sampling rate, but unlike many competitor’s solutions, SP209 allows the user to use all 9 channels at the maximum sampling rate. No more trade-offs between the number of active channels and the sampling rate. This is possible thanks to an embedded 2Gb memory that buffers the captured signals before sending them to the computer to be displayed.Another important advantage is the Trigger IN and Trigger OUT SMA connectors that allows a user to synchronize SP209 to other lab equipment, eventually building a highly sophisticated test setup. This latest series of logic analyzers offer state mode operation with an external clock up to 50MHz and comes with a state-of-the-art software that provides in-depth analysis and protocol decoding features. The SP209 series comes in two versions, a standard version and an industrial version.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software last_img read more

Govt asks departments, PSUs to prefer domestic leather goods

first_imgNew Delhi, June 24 (PTI) Giving a boost to the leather and footwear sector, the government has asked ministries, departments, public sector units and defence forces to give preference to domestic products in the segment.In the e-tenders, they have to give preferential treatment to domestic leather, footwear and accessories companies, an official said.This is part of an initiative of the department of industrial policy and promotion (DIPP) to encourage ‘make-in-India’ campaign and promote manufacturing and production of goods and services India.The official also said domestic manufacturers that will supply goods such as saddlery, travel items, leather garments and high altitude footwear to the departments under the Public Procurement (Preference to Make in India), Order 2017, will have to use a certain percentage of local content in their production.Up to 70 per cent minimum local content requirement is mandated for combat boot, safety shoes, footwear components, sports footwear with synthetic uppers and leather uppers.Similarly 60 per cent minimum local content requirement was fixed for saddlery, travel goods, leather garment and gloves.The minimum local content requirement will be reckoned with reference to ex-factory price on which the manufacturer has paid GST.Further, DIPP will be the nodal ministry to monitor the implementation of this order.Several other departments and ministries have already identified number of items for domestic content.The department of defence production have identified as many as 90 such items and they will be notifying the domestic content for these products soon.Similarly, department of pharma will be notifying the norms for four major categories, including consumables and implants.advertisementGovernment tenders worth about Rs 13,000 crore were either cancelled or withdrawn and re-issued after the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) stepped in to change their conditions for promoting ‘made in India’ goods.The government had issued the order on June 15, 2017, to promote manufacturing and production of goods and services in the country to enhance income and employment.Under the Public Procurement Order, it was envisaged that all central government departments, their attached or subordinate offices and autonomous bodies controlled by the Centre should ensure purchase preference be given to domestic suppliers in government procurement.Central Vigilance Commission too had issued directives to all central vigilance officers to exercise oversight on all contracts of over Rs 5 crore to ensure that restrictive and discriminatory clauses against domestic suppliers are not included in the tender documents for public procurement by central government agencies and that the tender conditions are in sync with the order. PTI RR SR BALBALlast_img read more

Indian cricketers wear black armbands in honour of Wadekar, Vajpayee

first_imgThe Indian team sported black armbands on day one of the third Test against England at Trent Bridge to pay homage to Ajit Wadekar, who passed away on Wednesday night.Former India captain Wadekar, who breathed his last aged 77 at Mumbai’s Jaslok Hospital.Team India also paid respect to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who died at the age of 93 in New Delhi on Thursday a day after Wadekar.Earlier, the Indian team had paid their tributes to Wadekar on Thursday by observing a two-minute silence at Trent Bridge.Wadekar was cremated at the Shivaji Park crematorium in Mumbai with full state honours on Friday.The Indian Cricket Team is wearing black armbands as a mark of respect to former India captain Shri Ajit Wadekar and former India Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away recently. pic.twitter.com/vXMEFyODuyBCCI (@BCCI) August 18, 2018Also read – Farewell Ajit Wadekar: Captain Courageous, Gutsy ManagerHis body was wrapped in the tricolor to honour him. In the presence of family members and well-wishers, Wadekar was bid a tearful adieu as Mumbai Police gave him a gun salute.Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, Vinod Kambli, Sameer Dighe, former hockey captain MM Somaiya and past and present officials of the Mumbai Cricket Association attended the event and offered their prayers and condolences.#TeamIndia members observe a two minute silence to condole the sad demise of former India Captain Ajit Wadekar. pic.twitter.com/Ao69bXV10TBCCI (@BCCI) August 16, 2018Also read – Ajit Wadekar brought out the best in us in 1990s: Sachin TendulkaradvertisementAn aggressive left-handed batsman, Wadekar made his first-class debut in 1958-59 but did not play for India until 1966-67.Wadekar played 37 Tests for India and scored 2113 runs including one hundred and 14 half-centuries at an average of 31.07.Also read – Virat Kohli pays his respects to Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Ajit WadekarWadekar led India to historic series triumphs in the West Indies and England in 1971. An aggressive left-handed batsman, Wadekar made his first-class debut in 1958-59 but did not play for India until 1966-67.Wadekar took over as captain of the Indian team from MAK Pataudi and proved to be a good leader of men. After leading the country to memorable series wins in the West Indies and England, Wadekar oversaw another series win over England in 1972-73, at home.Also read – Ajit Wadekar cremated with full state honours in MumbaiHowever, Wadekar had to retire after India were blanked 3-0 on the tour of England in 1974.Wadekar also served as India manager in the 1990s and enjoyed a successful stint with then captain Mohammad Azharuddin. He was appointed as chairman of selectors in 1998.last_img read more

3 Hong Kong players provisionally suspended after breaching ICC Anti-Corruption Code

first_imgHong Kong’s Irfan Ahmed, Nadeem Ahmed and Haseeb Amjad have been charged for breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code, International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Monday.ICC charged the three Hong Kong players with 19 counts of breaching the ICC’s Anti-Corruption Code. Irfan Ahmed is face nine charges, whilst Nadeem Ahmed and Haseeb Amjad are each charged with five breaches of the Code.All three players have been provisionally suspended with immediate effect pending determination of these charges.Irfan Ahmed has been charged with the following nine offences under the Code:Article 2.1.1 of the 2012 Code — fixing or contriving or otherwise influencing improperly, or being a party to an effort to fix or contrive or otherwise influence improperly, the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of the Hong Kong v Scotland match of 13 January 2014.Article 2.4.2 of the 2012 Code — failure to disclose full details of any approaches or invitations received to engage in conduct that would amount to a breach of the 2012 Code in relation to the Hong Kong v Scotland match of 13 January 2014.Article 2.1.1 of the 2012 Code — fixing or contriving or otherwise influencing improperly, or being a party to an effort to fix or contrive or otherwise influence improperly, the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of the Hong Kong v Canada match of 17 January 2014.Article 2.1.3 of the 2012 Code — failure, for reward, to perform to one’s abilities in the Hong Kong v Canada match of 17 January 2014.Article 2.4.2 of the 2012 Code — failure to disclose full details of any approaches or invitations received to engage in conduct that would amount to a breach of the 2012 Code in relation to the Hong Kong v Canada match of 17 January 2014.advertisementArticle 2.1.2 of the 2012 Code — seeking, accepting, offering or agreeing to accept a bribe or other Reward to fix or contrive or otherwise influence improperly the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of the Hong Kong v Zimbabwe match of 12 March 2014.Article 2.1.3 of the 2014 Code — seeking, accepting, offering or agreeing to accept a bribe or other Reward to fix or contrive or otherwise improperly influence the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of one of more of the ICC World T20 Qualifiers in July 2015.Article 2.4.4 of the 2014 Code – failure to disclose full details of any approaches or invitations received to engage in Corrupt Conduct under the 2014 Code in relation to one or more of the ICC World T20 Qualifiers in July 2015.Article 2.1.3 of the 2014 Code — seeking, accepting, offering or agreeing to accept a bribe or other Reward to fix or contrive or otherwise improperly influence the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of one of more of the 2016 ICC World T20 matches.Nadeem Ahmed has been charged with the following five offences under the Code:Article 2.1.1 of the 2012 Code — fixing or contriving or otherwise influencing improperly, or being a party to an effort to fix or contrive or otherwise influence improperly, the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of the Hong Kong v Scotland match of 13 January 2014.Article 2.4.2 of the 2012 Code — failure to disclose full details of any approaches or invitations received to engage in conduct that would amount to a breach of the 2012 Code in relation to the Hong Kong v Scotland match of 13 January 2014.Article 2.1.1 of the 2012 Code — fixing or contriving or otherwise influencing improperly, or being a party to an effort to fix or contrive or otherwise influence improperly, the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of the Hong Kong v Canada match of 17 January 2014.Article 2.4.2 of the 2012 Code — failure to disclose full details of any approaches or invitations received to engage in conduct that would amount to a breach of the 2012 Code in relation to the Hong Kong v Canada match of 17 January 2014.Article 2.1.3 of the 2014 Code – seeking, accepting, offering or agreeing to accept a bribe or other Reward to fix or contrive or otherwise improperly influence the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of one of more of the 2016 ICC World T20 matches.Haseeb Amjad has been charged with the following five offences under the Code:Article 2.1.1 of the 2012 Code –fixing or contriving or otherwise influencing improperly, or being a party to an effort to fix or contrive or otherwise influence improperly, the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of the Hong Kong v Scotland match of 13 January 2014.Article 2.4.2 of the 2012 Code — failure to disclose full details of any approaches or invitations received to engage in conduct that would amount to a breach of the 2012 Code in relation to the Hong Kong v Scotland match of 13 January 2014.advertisementArticle 2.1.1 of the 2012 Code — fixing or contriving or otherwise influencing improperly, or being a party to an effort to fix or contrive or otherwise influence improperly, the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of the Hong Kong v Canada match of 17 January 2014.Article 2.4.2 of the 2012 Code — failure to disclose full details of any approaches or invitations received to engage in conduct that would amount to a breach of the 2012 Code in relation to the Hong Kong v Canada match of 17 January 2014.Article 2.1.3 of the 2012 Code — failure, for reward, to perform to one’s abilities in the Hong Kong v Canada match of 17 January 2014.Irfan Ahmed was suspended by the ICC in April 2016 for admitting breaches of the Anti-Corruption Code. Further details can be found here.The players have 14 days from 8 October 2018 to respond to the charges. The ICC will not make any further comment in respect of these charges at this stage.last_img read more

More Punjab ministers hit out at Sidhu over his jibe on Amarinder Singh

first_imgChandigarh, Dec 2 (PTI) More Punjab ministers Sunday condemned Navjot Singh Sidhu over his jibe at Amarinder Singh demanding he apologise to the chief minister and “learn how to respect elders”, even as the former cricketer’s wife said his statement was being twisted and taken out of context. On Saturday, three ministers — Rural Development and Panchayat minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa, Revenue and Rehabilitation minister Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria and Sports Minister Rana Gurmeet Singh Sodhi — had called for Sidhu’s resignation from the state cabinet.On Sunday, state’s Women and Child Development and Transport Minister Aruna Chaudhary said Sidhu’s remark was “unforunate” and “uncalled for”. “What Navjot Singh Sidhu said about Capt Amarinder Singh is unfortunate. Such things should not have been said by him,” she said. Amarinder Singh was in the Army and served as a captain during the 1965 Indo-Pakistan War. Chaudhary said, “Capt Amarinder Singh is our undisputed leader. He is captain of the party in the state. He was chief ministerial candidate in the last assembly elections and under him the party returned to power with an overwhelming majority. At the same time, Rahul Gandhi is captain of entire Congress, no one is disputing this fact. But what Sidhu has said about captain sahib is unfortunate.”Two days back, Sidhu had mocked Amarinder Singh in Hyderabad when reporters asked him about going to Pakistan, to attend the groundbreaking ceremony for the Kartarpur corridor, despite his disapproval.”Rahul Gandhi is my captain. It is he who sent me to Pakistan. Rahul Gandhi is the captain of the captain (Amarinder Singh) also,” Sidhu had then said.advertisement Minister of Forests Sadhu Singh Dharamsot Sunday demanded Sidhu apologise to the chief minister. He also reminded him he was not running a comedy show. Sidhu had been a part of a popular TV comedy show aired in India.”It seems Sidhu sahib has forgotten that he is a minister. He should know he is not running a comedy show here. He must learn how to respect the elders and seek an apology from the chief minister,” Dharamsot said.Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa continued his attack on Sunday saying Sidhu’s tone and the body language towards the chief minister was not appropriate and demanded he apologise.Bajwa, along with Revenue and Rehabilitation minister Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria and Sports Minister Rana Gurmeet Singh Sodhi, had Saturday said if Sidhu didn’t consider Amarinder Singh his captain he should quit the chief minister’s team.On Sunday, Bajwa said, “Sidhu sahib has said that Capt Amarinder Singh is not his captain, he said that he is Army’s captain. The tone and body language used by Sidhu towards the chief minister is not appropriate. It shows disrespect towards the CM. If Sidhu doubts Capt Amarinder’s leadership, his ability, then it becomes his moral duty to resign.””The speed at which he is going may cause an accident,” he said of Sidhu. “I want to request Sidhu that he apologise to the chief minister and matter will end.”     Sources said the issue might come up during the state cabinet meeting on Monday.The row over the trip escalated in the state even as Sidhu backtracked on his claim that Congress president Rahul Gandhi was involved in his decision to attend the ceremony. “Get your facts right before you distort them, Rahul Gandhi Ji never asked me to go to Pakistan. The whole world knows I went to Pakistan on Prime Minister Imran Khan’s personal invite,” Sidhu had tweeted on Saturday.      Sidhu’s wife and former BJP MLA Navjot Kaur Sidhu on Sunday said his heart is clean and his remarks was being twisted and taken out of context. “Navjot Sidhu’s heart is clean. He has not committed any mistake that he should resign. He has already said Capt sahib (Amarinder) is a father-figure to him. If outside Punjab, he said Rahul is the captain, what is wrong on that? He has not called (Narendra) Modi his captain. He is only calling Rahul his captain. And Capt Sahib’s (Amarinder’s) captain too is Rahul, isn’t it?,” asked Kaur. “Since Navjot and I joined the Congress, we always showed full respect towards Capt Sahib (Amarinder),” she said.      Meanwhile, the BJP too took potshots at Sidhu, dubbing him a “man of U-turns”.”When Sidhu was in the BJP, he hailed the contribution of Atal Behari Vajpayee, L K Advani, Narendra Modi, Arun Jaitley. He used to ridicule (former PM) Manmohan Singh by terming him ‘Mouni Baba’. He is a man of U-turns. It seems his lust for power would end with accepting Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan as his Captain,” BJP national secretary Tarun Chugh said. “He should be sacked immediately.”advertisementUnion Minister and senior BJP leader from Punjab Vijay Sampla said Sidhu has “lost mental balance” and wants to remain in news with such remarks.The Kartarpur corridor will connect the shrine in Pakistan to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Gurdaspur and give visa-free access to Indian pilgrims.Sidhu’s visit to Pakistan had riled Amarinder Singh, who said he tried to dissuade Sidhu, following a grenade attack in Amritsar that left three people dead. PTI SUN VSD TIRTIRlast_img read more

Team India receives traditional Maori welcome in Mount Maunganui ahead of 2nd ODI vs NZ

first_imgTeam India were in for a special surprise as they reached the Oval Bay stadium in Mount Maunganui on Friday.Ahead of the second ODI against New Zealand, the whole Indian squad along with the head coach Ravi Shastri and the support staff were greeted by members of the Maori community, who welcomed Virat Kohli and his boys in a traditional ceremony.The Maori are the indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand who originated with settlers from eastern Polynesia and arrived in the country in several waves of canoe voyages between 1250 and 1300.#TeamIndia received a traditional welcome at the Oval Bay from the Maori community.Full video coming up soon on https://t.co/CPALMGgLOj pic.twitter.com/FEbSuwHEZ8BCCI (@BCCI) January 25, 2019Kohli’s team is riding high on confidence after a convincing win over the hosts in the first ODI in Napier on Tuesday.The focus now shifts to the second ODI which will be played at the Oval Bay on January 26 (Saturday).Hello and welcome to the Bay Oval. Our venue for 2nd and 3rd ODI against New Zealand #NZvIND pic.twitter.com/14GaPNjvZ0BCCI (@BCCI) January 24, 2019India beat New Zealand in an ODI in New Zealand for the first time since 2009 after Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami and Yuzvendra Chahal starred with the ball in the first match.Set only 158 to win, India raced to vcitory with 14.1 overs and 8 wickets to spare. Rohit Sharma fell cheaply in a modest chase but Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan ensured India went 1-0 up in the series without much fuss.advertisementIndia’s last win had come in Hamilton way back in 2009 under MS Dhoni’s captaincy. Between Hamilton 2009 and Napier 2019, India played New Zealand in New Zealand in six ODIs and lost five of those. One was tied.Meanwhile, there is more good news in story for the team as all-rounder Hardik Pandya will soon fly out to New Zealand to join the squad for the ongoing ODIs and the T20I series.Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul were suspended for their sexist remarks on Koffee with Karan and sent back home from Australia. However, the suspension on both players has been lifted pending the appointment of an ombudsman.”Hardik Pandya will be sent to New Zealand to join the team at the earliest and KL Rahul will join the India A squad to play the last 3 one-day games against England Lions,” a BCCI media release stated on Thursday.India however, will be missing the services of captain Kohli as he has been rested for the final two ODIs and the subsequent T20Is. Rohit Sharma will lead India in Kohli’s absence and no replacement has been named.Kohli had last been rested for the Asia Cup following India’s tour of Ireland and England where he had played all five T20Is, all three ODIs and the entire five-Test series where he scored 593 runs.last_img read more

SIOUX CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT TO UNDERGO PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT

first_imgA team of police officials from around the country will be coming to Sioux City later this month to assess the performance of the local police department.Lt. Pat McCann says it’s time for the department to renew its standing with the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, better known as CALEA:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/CALEA1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……..an onsite visit. :16The inspectors, from Ohio and Texas, will arrive March 26th to begin their work:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/CALEA2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………our reaccreditation. ;21McCann says public input is an important part of that process:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/CALEA3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……….public museum. :15For those who are unable to attend, you may provide comments by phone the day of the meeting by calling 279-6112 from 1pm until 3pm on March 26th.last_img read more

Report: Real Madrid 3 Eibar 0

first_imgReal Madrid 3 Eibar 0: Super Asensio spares Ronaldo’s blushes Patric Ridge Last updated 2 years ago 04:35 10/23/17 Asensio - cropped Getty Images Marco Asensio was in fine form for Real Madrid as they overcame Eibar 3-0 in LaLiga, as Cristiano Ronaldo’s woes in front of goal returned. Marco Asensio put in a sparkling display to help Real Madrid overcome LaLiga strugglers Eibar 3-0, while Cristiano Ronaldo’s dire form in front of goal continued.The Madrid youngster had not scored since netting a double against Valencia in August, but he took centre stage in the first-half at the Santiago Bernabeu.Having already crafted a gilt-edged opening for the equally impressive Isco, Asensio played a major part in Madrid’s rather fortunate 18th-minute opener – Paulo Oliveira inadevertently turning in the 21-year-old’s cross. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Madrid’s second goal 10 minutes later was less fortunate, Asensio hammering in first-time from Isco’s sublime cut-back.While Asensio was on top of his game, the same could not be said of Ronaldo, who squandered a glut of opportunities either side of the break.Eibar could have made Madrid pay for Ronaldo’s poor finishing if the referee had awarded what looked like a stonewall penalty, before substitute Marcelo wrapped up the points in style with eight minutes remaining as Zinedine Zidane’s side moved back to within five points of leaders Barcelona.4 – Marco Asensio has scored four goals in his five games against Eibar in La Liga, his favourite opponent in the competition. Gun. pic.twitter.com/JVAjSbpAHZ— OptaJose (@OptaJose) October 22, 2017Isco should have put Madrid ahead inside a minute but, having been picked out by Asensio, the Spain playmaker failed to beat Marko Dmitrovic.In for the injured Keylor Navas, Madrid’s stand-in goalkeeper Kiko Casilla was forced into action soon after – getting down low to keep out Joan Jordan’s effort.Despite a somewhat sluggish opening, however, Madrid soon had their lead, Asensio’s cross looping into the top-right corner off the unfortunate Oliveira.Eibar responded well, Casilla again alert to get down low and prevent Takashi Inui’s dipping free-kick creeping in.Any threat of a quick comeback was swiftly cut short, though – Isco whipping in a low cross that Asensio beautifully swept home on the half volley.1 – Isco Alarcon has scored more goals (10) and made more assists (8) than any other midfielder in La Liga in 2017. Golden. pic.twitter.com/iFvk0TNEnw— OptaJose (@OptaJose) October 22, 2017Isco and Asensio combined brilliantly again to tee-up Ronaldo, who failed to apply the finish from close range.Madrid’s playmaking duo were at it again shortly after the restart, Asensio the provider with an inch-perfect throughball into Isco’s path, but Dmitrovic pulled off a fine stop.Casemiro – who had been booked in the first half – was fortunate not to pick up a second yellow card and concede a penalty moments later, as he scythed down Inui in the area.Ronaldo netted his first LaLiga goal of the season against Getafe last time out, but the Portugal forward could not get the better of Dmitrovic.And Ronaldo’s woes continued late on, the 32-year-old slamming a close-range strike into the side-netting, before Marcelo took matters into his own hands.Fellow substitute Karim Benzema slipped through a brilliant pass – Marcelo spinning clear of his marker to plant a low finish across Dmitrovic and add gloss to the victory. Key Opta Facts:- Marco Asensio has scored four goals in his five games against Eibar in La Liga, his favourite opponent in the competition.- Isco Alarcon has scored more goals (10) and made more assists (8) than any other midfielder in La Liga in 2017.- Cristiano Ronaldo (33) and Karim Benzema (14) have attempted 47 shots in La Liga this season but only two have ended up in goals. – Karim Benzema has made 59 assists in La Liga since his Real Madrid arrival – only Lionel Messi (113) and Cristiano Ronaldo (83) have more among all the striker since then. – Cristiano Ronaldo had as many shots (five) as the number of touches in the opposite box (five) against Eibar. read morelast_img read more

Report: Leverkusen 3 Bayern 1

first_imgBayer Leverkusen came from behind to beat Bayern Munich 3-1 and land another damaging blow against the champions’ Bundesliga title defence.Ex-Borussia Dortmund head coach Peter Bosz did his former club a huge favour despite Leon Goretzka giving Bayern a 41st-minute lead.Leon Bailey launched a fabulous free-kick into the top-left corner before Kevin Volland and substitute Lucas Alario sealed victory for a vibrant Leverkusen, who move up to seventh in the table. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Instead of being punished for their 1-1 draw at Eintracht Frankfurt, Dortmund’s lead over Bayern at the summit edges up to seven points.Mats Hummels survived an early penalty shout for handball when he blocked Volland’s shot at close quarters.Leverkusen centre-back Sven Bender required treatment after a pair of brave challenges to deny Robert Lewandowski, but his team fell behind shortly before the interval.Kingsley Coman made the most of the hosts’ high line to charge in on goal. Lukas Hradecky saved but Thomas Muller sent the ball back into the box from the right for Goretzka to head home.Lewandowski thought he had made it 2-0 in first-half stoppage time, but a VAR review confirmed he was fractionally offside before stylishly converting Coman’s pass.Bosz’s men made the most of that let-off by restarting on the front foot and Bailey’s wonderful strike brought them level after Coman tripped Volland.Bayern goalkeeper Sven Ulreich scampered towards the same corner to claw Julian Brandt’s 60th-minute volley behind.Coman continued to lead a flagging Bayern challenge and they were clinically sliced apart as Karim Bellarabi crossed for Volland to slot past the advancing Ulreich.James Rodriguez had a close-range header blocked but a late Bayern onslaught never truly materialised before Alario dispatched Brandt’s low cross in the 87th minute.FINALA massive result for the Werkself!!3 great goals and 3 points!#B04FCB | 3-1 pic.twitter.com/JtlxGR84fO— Bayer 04 Leverkusen (@bayer04_en) February 2, 2019What does it mean?Attacking verve, a relentless tempo and a perilously high defensive line – the year Bosz spent contemplating his Dortmund exit has not shaken his principles on the evidence of this thrilling Leverkusen display. Bayern must now make up seven points over the remaining 14 games, with the Bundesliga title slipping a little more from their once-firm gasp.Brilliant Bailey back in the grooveLeverkusen winger Bailey established himself as one of the most sought-after young talents in Europe last season. His absence from January transfer gossip was indicative of a hard slog this term and the 21-year-old had one goal from 25 appearances in all competitions heading into the Bayern match. Hopefully a picture-book goal proves a catalyst as he adapts to an expansive style under Bosz that should suit his talents.Sule fooled on winnerBayern’s defence regularly appeared ill at ease with Leverkusen’s livewire forward line and centre-back Niklas Sule erred badly on the second goal. His decision to leave Volland and launch a desperate lunge on Bellarabi in full flight was flawed in both conception and execution. The Germany international will also not look back on Alario’s goal with any fondness.Key Opta facts- Bayern suffered their fourth league defeat of the season, the same as in the whole of 2017-18.- Efficient: Three of the four Leverkusen shots on target found the back of the net.- David Alaba made his 328th appearance for Bayern in all competitions, drawing level with Uli Hoeneß. What’s next?Bayern travel to Hertha Berlin in the DFB-Pokal on Wednesday, 24 hours after Leverkusen take on Heidenheim of 2.Bundesliga in the same competition. read morelast_img read more

Diana Finds Work for Two Bulkers

first_imgzoom Greek dry bulk shipping company Diana Shipping has entered into time charter contracts for its two vessels, the M/V Orleans and the M/V Melite, which are scheduled to start in December 2016.The first contract was inked with Singapore’s Koch Shipping for the Capesize vessel New Orleans.The gross charter rate is USD 11,250 per day for a period of minimum twelve months to maximum sixteen months, with the charter expected to commence on December 10, 2016.The 180,960 dwt New Orleans was built by China’s Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding in 2015.Furthermore, the company entered into a time charter contract with Germany’s Uniper Global Commodities SE for one of its Panamax dry bulk vessels, the Melite.The gross charter rate amounts to USD 8,000 per day for a period of minimum seven months to maximum ten months. The charter is expected to commence on December 6, 2016.The 76,436 dwt Melite was built by Japanese shipbuilder Tsuneishi Zosen in 2004.The employments of the two dry bulk carriers are anticipated to generate approximately USD 5.73 million of gross revenue for the minimum scheduled period of the time charters.Diana’s fleet is currently comprised of 46 dry bulk vessels. In addition, the company expects to take delivery of two new-building Newcastlemax dry bulkers during the fourth quarter of 2016 and the first quarter of 2017.As of December 1, 2016, the combined carrying capacity of the company’s fleet, excluding the two vessels not yet delivered, is approximately 5.2 million dwt with a weighted average age of 8.1 years.last_img read more

SHI Delays Delivery of LNG Carrier Duo

first_imgzoom South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) is in talks on a new delivery deadline for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier duo with an unnamed Asian shipowner. The two ships were ordered in January 2015 and were supposed to be delivered at the end of September 2017.SHI said in a regulatory filing that once the new delivery schedule is agreed it would arrange for the necessary refunding to be carried out resulting from the delay.The LNG carrier duo was priced at USD 395 million.The shipbuilder has been busy with deliveries of OOCL’s ultra large container vessels (ULCVs) newbuildings over the recent months, which saw four 21,413 TEU containerships delivered to the company since May this year, OOCL United Kingdom, OOCL Germany, OOCL Japan and OOCL Hong Kong.Two more ships from the batch remain to be delivered.Late last month, the company secured an order for the construction of six ULCVs. The contract is worth KRW 1.118 trillion (USD 982.6 million), according to SHI.The Korean shipbuilder said the order was placed by a European shipowner but did not disclose its identity.The company’s order backlog stands at USD 12.9 billion, with USD 6.5 billion worth of orders bagged this year.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Prominent Canadians share memories of philanthropists Barry and Honey Sherman

first_imgToronto billionaire and philanthropist couple Barry and Honey Sherman were found dead Friday, prompting politicians and prominent Canadians to express condolences and share memories on social media. Barry Sherman was the founder of generic drug giant Apotex.“I am beyond words right now. My dear friends Barry and Honey Sherman have been found dead. Wonderful human beings, incredible philanthropists, great leaders in health care. A very, very sad day. Barry, Honey, rest in peace.” — Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins.———“Deeply shocked to learn of the deaths of Honey and Barry Sherman, such remarkable people. Grappling with this terrible news.” — former Ontario premier and former interim federal Liberal leader Bob Rae.———“Two weeks ago it gave me immense joy to present a Senate medal to one of the kindest and most beloved members of Canada’s Jewish community. Today I am gutted by the loss of Honey and Barry Sherman. Our community is steeped in grief. I am heartbroken.” — Senator Linda Frum.———“Shocked to hear of their passing. My kids were impressed by his Mustang Convertible and I was impressed by how far he parked from the door at the opening of the New Humber River Regional Grand Opening despite having given millions.” — former Ontario Health Minister George Smitherman.———“Deeply shocked & saddened to hear of the deaths of Barry & Honey Sherman. Philanthropists and entrepreneurs who made our province a better place to live.” — Ontario Economic Development Minister Brad Duguid.———“Such a terrible loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to all the members of the Sherman family.” — Judy Sgro, Liberal MP for Ontario riding Humber River-Black Creek.———last_img read more

Decadelow level of mining IPOs shows investor impatience with sector PwC

by David Paddon, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 1, 2013 4:17 pm MDT Decade-low level of mining IPOs shows investor impatience with sector: PwC TORONTO – For the first time in a decade, neither of Canada’s two largest stock markets had a mining IPO in the first quarter of 2013 — a sign of deep investor impatience with a sector that performed badly for them last year.A report released Monday by PwC says the mining sector — a mainstay of the Canadian stock markets — raised only a tiny amount of money in the first three months of 2013 by initial public offering.Of the $422 million total in IPO activity counted by PwC, only $250,000 was in the mining sector and it was placed on the Canadian National Stock Exchange — not the bigger Toronto Stock Exchange or TSX Venture Exchange.“The complete lack of activity in mining, a sector that has been a pillar of Canada’s equity market, is unprecedented,” Dean Braunsteiner, PwC’s national IPO services leader, said in a statement.The PwC study excluded certain types of new issues, including IPOs for exchange-traded funds and investment vehicles known as structured products.According to PwC’s comparison, there were 13 new IPOs on all Canadian exchanges — all but one in mining — in the first quarter of 2012, for a total value of $20 million of stock issued.John Gravelle, PwC’s mining leader for the Americas, said it has become increasing difficult to do equity financings in the mining sector over the past 18 to 24 months because investors aren’t willing to accept the risk involved.An earlier PwC annual study of top 100 companies on the TSX Venture junior market, found that their market capitalization in the first half of 2012 was down about 40 per cent from the 2011 study, and so was the level of equity financing.“So that showed that it was very difficult for them to raise equity,” Gravelle said Monday in an interview.Gravelle said there were a few signs of life in the last part of 2012, with some takeover and merger activity and some companies able to raise significant capital prior to entering the production phase.Then a number of companies announced more writedowns of their assets.“A lot of them had writedowns in 2012 already and now they were announcing more writedowns. I think that factor had a number of investors just saying ‘I’ve had enough and I’m not going to invest in mining companies any more. I’m going to invest in something else. And they just left the mining industry.”During the first quarter, Milestone Apartments, a real-estate investment trust, announced a $200-million IPO in January and American Hotel Income Properties announced an $87-million IPO, also in January.Milestone units (TSX:MST) began trading on March 6 at $10.05 and American Hotel (TSX:HOT) began trading Feb. 20 at $10.10.Two other IPOs announced in late 2012 also began trading in the first quarter: Agellan Commercial Real Estate (TSX:ACR.UN) opened trade on Jan 25 at $9.92 on the Toronto Stock Exchange and Loma Vista Capital (CNSX:LOV) and metals and minerals company listed on the small Canadian National Stock Exchange.The TMX Group (TSX:X) noted there were IPOs for three ETFs and NexC Partners Corp. (TSX:NXC), a structured products company, in the first two months of 2013 on the Toronto Stock Exchange that weren’t counted by the PwC study. They had a total market value of $41.4 million at the end of February.There were also five capital pool companies that had initial public offerings on the TSX Venture Exchange.Gravelle said junior mining companies play an important role in the industry — finding the new discoveries that are later acquired and mined by bigger companies — but with the equity market closed to them they’ve had to look for other ways to raise money.Braunsteiner noted that some mining companies have recently sought debt financing and there has been anecdotal evidence that private equity firms look to be moving into the sector.“However, the availability of money for the costly construction phase of new mines still remains a question mark. Given the importance of the mining industry to our equity markets, this is a trend that bears watching,” he said.Gravelle said the debt financing comes with high interest rates while another source of capital — agreeing to hand over a share of the future production, through a mechanism called royalty streams — gives the mine operators less opportunity to benefit from a rebound in commodity prices.“So they can be expensive sources of financing but in this market, if they want to continue to build their projects, they need the money and these are the types of things they’re looking at.”He said the junior companies that typically do IPOs play an important role in the mining industries, since the major and intermediate players rely on them to do much of the exploration work required to replenish reserves.“The big companies still do a lot of exploration around existing mines, so they can extend mine life. But as far as going all over the world, looking for new resources, they’ve left that to the juniors,” Gravelle said.“So the intermediates and majors need that junior sector to be able to raise financing so they can continue to do what they do best.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more