The deal that you are working on is enormous. It’s not quite enough to make your number for the year, but it is enough to get you more than halfway there. The prospect is engaged and compelled to change, and you are excited. So excited, in fact, that you focus on nothing else. You give up prospecting. You stop following up on the early stage deals with the revenue that is a fraction of your big deal. And you put all of your effort into winning your big deal.There are days and weeks between meetings with nothing to do. Whenever you are asked about new opportunities, you hold up your big deal as proof that you are working, and your equally excited sales manager moves on without another question. During calls to review opportunities, you share the latest happenings on your big deal, and everyone seems pleased that things are progressing. And then, without warning, your prospective client has a change of initiatives, and like magic, your deal disappears.A big deal is not a shield that you can use to protect yourself from having to do the work of nurturing your dream clients, prospecting, and building your pipeline. Big deals are important, but they can cause the same psychological response as a lottery ticket when the dollar amount is ridiculously large. You massively overestimate your chances of winning, treating 1 in a 1,000,000 the same as 1 in a 1,000. Because the deal is big, you overestimate your chances of winning because the payoff is so much greater than an average deal. The difference is that when you buy a lottery ticket, you don’t quit your job.Here is a dose of truth. Big deals tend to take time to win. There are often big gaps between meetings without there being anything you can or should be doing to pursue the deal. This time is best spent prospecting and following up your other deals, hedging your bet on the one big deal and protecting you from harm should your big deal go South. Even if you win the deal, you will have built a pipeline that will serve you while you work on your big deal, as well as after you win it. Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now
The Madhya Pradesh police on Thursday dropped sedition charges against 15 persons for allegedly celebrating the victory of Pakistan in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy.The 15 people of Mohad village in Burhanpur district of Madhya Pradesh had been booked under Sections 124-A of the Indian Penal Code, among other charges on Tuesday.Burhanpur Superintendent of Police Rajaram Singh Parihar told The Hindu that they had dropped the sedition charges against the villagers as they were unable to find enough evidence and the complaint had been misinterpreted.Fresh chargeThe 15 persons have now been charged with Section 153 A of the IPC for allegedly disturbing communal harmony, the police said.“We have dropped 124 A (sedition charges) of the IPC against the 15 villagers. However, they have been charged under Section 153 A of the IPC,” Mr. Parihar told this correspondent.According to eyewitnesses, most of the villagers arrested were youngsters and daily wagers with no criminal record.Move NHRCAfter the police booked the villagers, the families of the accused approached the President of India, National and State Human Rights Commissions, National and State Minority Commissions stating that their relatives were innocent and that they did not celebrate Pakistan’s victory.The case was registered in the Shahpur police station of the district. The police have sent the accused to Khandwa jail.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday condemned Sukhpal Singh Khaira for trying to force his way into former Cabinet Minister Rana Gurjit Singh’s factory in Batala and warned that any attempt by the Aam Aadmi Party leader to take the law in his hands would be dealt with as per law.“Mr. Khaira was indulging in cheap street politics to grab media and public attention ahead of Monday’s Shahkot bypoll,” said Capt. Amarinder, adding that Mr. Khaira’s trespass bid amounted to sheer violation of the law, with the potential to trigger violence.“Despite being warned about the serious trouble it could lead to, considering the fact that the move could have provoked the mill workers and staff into retaliation, Mr. Khaira did not desist from moving towards the premises,” said the Chief Minister. He termed it an attempt on the AAP leader’s part to divert public attention on the eve of polling.Capt. Amarinder said the AAP had a history of resorting to theatrics in the run-up to any election and Mr. Khaira’s act had exposed the party’s desperation in the face of their imminent wipe-out in the Shahkot by-election.Meanwhile, Mr. Khaira said he was in Buttar Siviato to inspect the villages adjacent to the sugar factory including Dhardion, Buttar, Gagarbhana, where the villagers had told him about their problems due to pollution caused by the factory.“I had not gone to Buttar Sivia to fight with anybody but to listen to the problems of the people as a public representative so that they could be raised in the Vidhan Sabha,” said Mr. Khaira. He added that he was forcefully stopped outside the factory from examining the ‘drain’ where pollutants from the factory were being thrown. “The police acted as a mute spectator and instead of taking any action against the ‘goons’, they pressurised me to cancel the programme,” said Mr. Khaira.Rana Sugars Private Limited, however, refuted the charges and accused Mr. Khaira of running a malicious campaign against it.“It is so characteristic of Mr. Khaira to resort to theatrics and create a hype and eventually beat a hasty retreat taking one excuse or the other,” Rana Veer Partap Singh, one of the directors of the company and son of Rana Gurjeet Singh, said.Mr. Singh added that the company was running strictly according to the norms of the Environment Ministry and the pollution control board and had obtained all mandatory clearances, which were renewed from time to time after proper scrutiny and examination.
As television sets get ‘smart’, phones double up as personal organisers and music systems turn living rooms into acoustic ensembles, there’s ample variety for the gadget-loving guy today. Be it convertible sports cars that satisfy your need for speed or classy collectors’ pieces for watch lovers, choose your indulgence from,As television sets get ‘smart’, phones double up as personal organisers and music systems turn living rooms into acoustic ensembles, there’s ample variety for the gadget-loving guy today. Be it convertible sports cars that satisfy your need for speed or classy collectors’ pieces for watch lovers, choose your indulgence from our top picks.Watch outThe Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day and Date is the ultimate in luxury. The glitzy watch whose design dates back to 1956 has wrist accessories in gold and one variant even comes studded with diamonds. This model gets its name from the tiny calendar placed inside the dial. This Rolex also boasts of the Oyster waterproof design, which was first invented in 1926 but has been updated to keep up with the times by the watchmaker ever since. The design can withstand water up to a depth of 100 metres. The fluted case back is screwed on using a special tool exclusive to Rolex watchmakers. Imperative for the effective functioning of the day-date feature, this case provides protection from water as well as dust, shock and pressure.Cost: Rs 27 lakh.Where: Rolex Boutique, UB City, Bangalore.Tel: 22113976.Hot wheelsLaunched in 2010, the Ducati Diavel remains one of Ducati’s top-selling models. This sports cruiser is a beefy machine with a commanding presence weighing 207 kg but is still agile and free flowing-signature characteristics of the Italian brand. Its name, rather appropriately, is inspired by the word for the ‘devil’ in the Bolognese dialect.The design team responsible for this motorbike says that they have tried to create a machine that is reminiscent of an athlete on the starting blocks, with regards to their frontal design for the bike. So the product does not represent anger so much as it exudes readiness, dominance and confidence, bordering on superiority with features such as a massive 240 section rear tyre that encases stunning custom 14-spoke wheels with machinefinished detailing and 162 horse power. This Ducati has a hands-free ignition where an electronic key in a rider’s pocket communicates with the motorcycle from a distance of two meters through a designated code.Cost: Rs 25 lakh.Where: Aadya Motors, Nagawara, Bangalore.Tel: 66534537.advertisementTop gearPowerful, dynamic and bold-these are the words that come to mind when you glance at the R8 Spyder, the high-performance sports car by Audi. The sporty Audi single frame and the large air intakes are instant indicators that this is a smart, sleek and stylish sports car. The rear spoiler is automatically extended at 100 km/h and retracts into the vehicle silhouette at 35 km/h. The hand made V8 mid-engine generates 316 kW (430 bhp) and accelerates the Audi R8 Spyder from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.8 seconds going up to a top speed of 300 km/h. The mid-engine concept ensures a balanced load distribution and excellent handling properties. The interiors have a classic motor racing feel-ergonomically shaped sports seats with highquality seat covers.The heated rear window can be lowered electrically and also serves as a wind deflector when the hood is open. The car comes equipped with a sound system ensuring excellent sound quality, whether the roof is open or closed. The designers have paid great attention to the utilities inside the cabin like an illuminated storage compartment in the rear panel that offers space for sunglasses, an iPod or the optional CD changer.Cost: Rs 1.3 Crore.Where: Audi Bangalore, Hosur Main Road, Electronic City, Bangalore.Tel: 28521547.Game onThe PS VITA makes sure you’re never too far from your favourite game. A successor of the PlayStation Portable, this is a competitor to the Nintendo 3DS. PS stand for PlayStation and ‘vita’ means ‘life’ in Latin. It’s a fun-sized gizmo in a ‘super oval’ shape with a five-inch OLED touch screen and supports Bluetooth and WiFi. 3G services are available only in the higher-end model. Internally, the Vita has a four-core ARM Cortex-A9 MP Core processor and a four-core SGX543MP4+ graphics processing unit. It wows with the combination of touch features and buttons as opposed to only touch in gadgets like the iPhone. Play games like FI 2011 and FIFA Football on this gizmo. You can browse Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and Skype. It even has two 0.3 MP cameras (front and rear). Standard memory cards cannot be used with the PS VITA. Instead, you need to buy specific PS VITA memory cards, which are a tad more expensive, and are available in sizes between 4GB to 32GB.Cost: Rs 25,000.Where: Sony Centre, 100 ft. Road, Indira Nagar, Bangalore.Tel: 42116677.Smart talkIf you thought the iPhone was the height of ‘style meets substance,’ then think again. The Tag Heuer Night Racer Titanium has arrived, blending in the technical aptitude that Tag Heuer is known for, along with great class and style. Made from titanium, this phone designed by the popular watchmakers is corrosion resistant, shockproof, airtight and twice as light as steel. In addition to standard features like an Android operating system, larger keyboard for easier typing, it also has a new download manager and support for languages, voice and video chat, along with many business and entertainment applications. Other features include 11-hour music playtime that is compatible with different file formats and a 5 MP camera. With its stylish looks and power packed features, this luxury mobile phone is all that you could possibly want it to be.Cost: Rs 2.9 lakh.Where: F10-A, UB City, Vittal Mallya Road, Bangalore.Tel: 40982109.advertisementClass apartOwn the road when you get behind the wheel of this six cylinder, automatic six speed sedan. The BMW 7 Series is beautiful and boasts of features that are bound to make many a head turn for a second look. In India, it is available in three engine variants. It has an unmistakable look with modified front apron and striking LED headlights, which makes sure it gets noticed whether day or night. Just as impressive is the interior of the car. Velour floor mats and the newly-designed leather seats offer optimum lateral support for unbeatable long-distance comfort. Individual seats are even available in the rear of the car. Couple this with the standard rear seat entertainment package with a new 9.2-inch flat screen monitor, 6-disk DVD changer and 16-speakers audio system for state-of-the-art acoustics. A new and upgraded engine means fuel savings of up to almost 25 percent.Cost: Rs 1.4 crore.Where: Navnit Motors, Hosur Road, Near Electronic City, Bangalore.Tel: 28520060.Sound alertThe new Bose Videowave Entertainment System combines a home theatre sound system, LCD display and a music player in this revolutionary product. For the first time, all your digital entertainment needs are contained in one high-performance unit and operated with a single click pad remote control and interface on the screen. The click pad comes with a built-in sensor and only has buttons for the most basic functions. In fact, it doesn’t even need to be aimed in the right direction when being operated. The product allows connection for up to five high-definition entertainment players, through a single, hassle-free cable and comes with a dock for iPods/iPhones. Some unique features include video mute, which allows a user to enjoy music without the picture; and audio calibration technology ensures the best sound possible for any room as it recognises the room’s size, even furniture, and adjusts the sound automatically.Cost: Rs 4.8 lakh.Where: The Bose Store, The Forum Mall, Kormangala, Bangalore.Tel: 22067645.Mean machineWho doesn’t love a Harley? The romantic notions that this legendary monster motorbike conjures of youth, freedom and the road less travelled has led many a bike lover to the highway, not only in the USA, its country of origin, but around the world. The options available to Harley fans in India have been stepped up a notch with the introduction of the Harley Davidson Ultra Classic Electra Glide (CVO). A Harley like no other, the Ultra Classic has temperature controlled seats, handlebar grips, bucket seats for the pillion and speakers too. The bike is literally a mobile island of comfort that also makes a great style statement. Touring models, like this particular one, are recognisable by their large saddle bags, rear coil-over air suspension and are the only models to offer Radios/CBs.Cost: Starting at Rs 35 lakh.Where: 55/2, Lavelle Road, Bangalore.Tel: 41487676.advertisementSpeed thrills Quench your ‘need for speed’ with this high-octane creation by German super car makers, Porsche, the Panamera Turbo. This Porsche is a dream machine that has been created and engineered to manoeuvre the German autobahns but also works just as excellently on roads across the world. Originally launched in 2009, despite the three years past since then, the Panamera still remains the final word in luxury road travel in India. Powered by a 4.8-litre twin-turbo engine, an output of 500 hp and 700 Nm of torque, it can go from 1 to 100 kmph in just 4.2 seconds and reach a top speed of 303 kmph. Porsche’s answer to the BMW 7 series, the Audi A8 and the Mercedes-Benz S Class, virtually every part of this car can be customised. This smart car even remembers a driver’s seat and exterior mirror positions through memory packages. The front seats can also be heated to an optimal temperature and the audio system comes with a voice-control feature that allows the user to give speech commands for help with navigation or even just to listen to the radio.Cost: Rs 2 crore.Where: Porsche Centre Bangalore, 28 Lavelle Road, Bangalore.Tel: 89495911.Big pictureBang and Olufsen, the Dutch designers known for their elegant style and technical superiority, have brought out a phenomenal tech toy that promises to provide a viewing experience like no other. On a Beovision 4-103, the details are lucid, the colours rich and lifelike and the movements on screen smooth and fluid. If 3D doesn’t quite cut it for you, then the active shutter glasses give each eye the advantage of full resolution, which makes you feel as close to the onscreen action as possible. And no need to worry about your eyesight because the adaptable VisionClear picture technology ensures that the highest picture quality is delivered irrespective of the environment. This means that regardless of whether the surroundings are bright or dim or day or night, the Automatic Picture Control sensor continually measures ambient light to adjust light output from the screen to ensure that your eyes are never under strain.Cost: Rs 40 lakh for an 85 inch screen.Where: Bang and Olufsen, UB City, Bangalore.Tel: 41738875.Smart clickThe Canon EOS C300 is not for your family vacations, but for the serious photographer and filmmaker. Released to satiate the needs for high-end and even Bollywood film makers in India, the camera features a Super 35 mm-equivalent approximately 8.29 megapixel CMOS sensor ideally suited for digital cinematography. With a compact body design, the Canon EOS C300/C300 PL delivers exceptional maneuverability, enabling shooting from vantage points that are all but inaccessible to large cinema cameras, such as close to the ground for highimpact low-angle shots and alongside walls. Earlier models of Canon cameras have been used in the production of movies like Stanley Ka Dabba, and Agent Vinod.Cost: Rs 9.4 lakh.Where: Canon Image Square, Park Sqaure Mall, ITPL, Whitefield, Bangalore.Tel: 28026547.
Continue Reading Previous ST: Sigfox software for STM32 MCUs boosts connectivity choices for IoT-device developersNext ADLINK brings ‘AI at the Edge’ with NVIDIA technology As every year, SECO will be in Nuremberg for the annual Embedded World trade fair. Among the great innovations of this year, the launch of COMe-B75-CT6: it is a COM Express Compact 3.0 Type 6 Module with nothing less than the AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 processors. The module mounts up to 4 Zen x86 CPU cores with the latest Radeon graphics and I/O controller on a single chip. Ideal for medical devices, digital signage, infotainment, and gaming, it will also be exposed at Keysight Technologies’ booth.Speaking of Intel-based solutions, the vast array of solutions based on Intel Atom E39xx family, Intel Celeron N3350 and Intel Pentium N4200 (c.n. Apollo Lake) SoCs will be exposed: first and foremost, the SM-B69, a high-performance, low-power, feature-rich SMARC Rel. 2.0 compliant module with 4K HW decoding and encoding, and the SBC-B68-eNUC, an industrial x86 embedded NUC SBC perfect for HMI, multimedia devices, IIoT, and industrial automation.SECO is a member of the exclusive NXP i.MX 8 early access program. The SM-C12, a SMARC Rel. 2.0 compliant module with NXP i.MX 8M Application Processors, is a scalable solution designed by SECO for home automation, transportation, digital signage and vending machines, and applicable to scenarios requiring advanced security, connectivity, multimedia and real-time response. The new Qseven modules based on NXP i.MX 8M (Q7-C25) and NXP i.MX 8 Application Processors (Q7-C26) will also be presented.Speaking of other NXP-based solutions, one of the great innovations of this year at SECO booth is the new Smart Edge Compute Unit SYS-C23-GW. This industrial IoT multiprotocol gateway, based on NXP i.MX 6SoloX Processor, is a cloud connectivity ready solution, which enables multi-core edge computing and networking. When it comes to connectivity, thanks to the partnerships with Telenor Connexion and Quectel, the board is plentiful, offering 2G/4G, WiFi, BLE/2x Ethernet and SubGiga.Another innovative achievement in the SECO’s Boxed Solutions product family is the SYS-A90-IPC, a Boxed solution based on the AMD Embedded 3rd generation R-Series SOC (formerly Merlin Falcon) or G-Series SOC-I (formerly Brown Falcon). Designed for high-level graphics performance, it offers three independent heads with UltraHD 4K resolution and h.264/h.265 4K hardware.Back to the ARM-solutions topic, SM-B71, a SMARC Rel. 2.0 compliant module with the Xilinx Zynq Ultrascale+ MPSoC, will also be featured at SECO’s booth: this product merges ARM and FPGA into a heterogeneous, standard form factor, combining wide scalability, high flexibility, and dedicated Real-Time ARM Cortex-R5 processors.Also, the new carrier board CCOMe-C30 will be presented: a digital signage-oriented Carrier Board for COM Express Type 6 Modules on 3.5” form factor, offering a wide range of I/Os, multi-display applications and connectivity options.At SECO Lab, the UDOO team will showcase the UDOO family of Open Source Arduino-powered Mini PCs, including UDOO X86, worldwide acclaimed as “the most powerful maker board ever”. The UDOO team will also demo for the first time its most impressive innovation so far: UDOO IoT Cloud, a web cloud platform designed for IoT, rapid prototyping, and home automation. Different from other platforms, UDOO IoT Cloud stands out for ease of use thanks to the seamless integration with all the UDOO devices as well as with the upcoming UDOO Grove Kit and App Inventor, which ultimately simplifies programming.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules
England women’s coach Phil Neville has called on the country’s biggest clubs to host women’s games at their main stadiums.Attendance at women’s games in Europe has grown this season, with 60,739 watching Atletico Madrid play Barcelona at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid earlier this month, a record for a women’s club soccer match.Juventus Women set a record for a women’s soccer match in Italy when 39,000 supporters attended their first game at the Turin club’s Allianz stadium against Fiorentina on March 24, and Neville said it was time English clubs get in on the act.”Some of the big teams in England have got to open their stadiums and fill them and let’s blow the rest of Europe away,” Neville told reporters. “Our game is in a far better place than Spain, Italy or Portugal.”If (second-tier leaders) Manchester United or (top-flight leaders) Arsenal win the league, throw open your stadium. Champions League game for Chelsea – why not play it at Stamford Bridge? Get 30,000 or 40,000.”England play Canada in a pre-World Cup friendly at Manchester City’s Academy Stadium on Friday, a venue that can seat 7,000, and Neville added that should offer free tickets to supporters to fill bigger venues.Also Read | India women’s football team beat Indonesia 2-0Also Read | U.S. women’s football players sue federation for gender discriminationAlso Read | Indumathi Kathiresan stars as India beat Hong Kong in women’s footballAlso Watch | Umpire fails to spot no-ball as MI beat RCB under controversial circumstances
Any version of “Bad Lip Reading” (video of people talking with their voices dubbed over) is usually ridiculously funny. This rendition, produced by Notre Dame football, is no different.Quarterback Malik Zaire and defensive lineman Jay Hayes are in the studio providing the voice-over work. They are both really, really funny. The footage from the video is from last season. If you’re an Irish fan, you should definitely watch this, but if you’re just a fan of laughing a lot, check it out as well. A little something to brighten up your Monday…Courtesy of Malik Zaire and Jay Hayes.https://t.co/iMLte4Dal6— Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) March 21, 2016
OXFORD, MS – SEPTEMBER 10: Cheerleaders of the Mississippi Rebels walk on the field before a game against the Wofford Terriers on September 10, 2016 at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Mississippi. Mississippi defeated Wofford 38-13. (Photo by Joe Murphy/Getty Images) “n*** Local Caption ***Few things spark more outrage on social media than maps that pick a category – fast food restaurants, Thanksgiving desserts, high school sport, etc. – and then claim which aspect of said category is the “best” in each state.There is always an extremely puzzling choice or two that gets the residents of those states extremely mad online.It’s happening again today.A map has been created and it claims to know the “best college town” in every state in America.Of course, it’s going viral:The best College Town by state: pic.twitter.com/8QoHXDJ0sR— CFB Home (@CFBHome) March 3, 2019There are some easy picks in here, like Athens, Ga. (University of Georgia), Chapel Hill, North Carolina (UNC) and State College, Pa. (Penn State).Unsurprisingly, though, there are some extremely weird choices, like Metairie, Louisiana.What college is even located there?These maps are frequently stupid but Metairie is a suburb and I’m not even aware which college is located there. https://t.co/yJpNXZ5leT— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) March 3, 2019The map might feature some truly bizarre choices, but it’s done its job – we’re talking about it.
Get Acquainted With the Military-Approved Skincare Brand Bravo Sierra Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App How to Transition Your Wardrobe to Fall It’s Time to Ditch Your Sleeping Bag for a Versatile, Lightweight Camping Quilt If you have been searching for the perfect pair of fall boots, your search is over. That’s a big statement. But bear with us.The Red Wing x Todd Snyder 877 Moc Toe Boots, newly released on September 10, are rugged, essential, beautifully made, and simply stunning. Like other style staples (and collaborations) from lauded American designer Todd Snyder, the past gets a new update for the modern age, playing off Red Wing’s classic 877 moc-toe boots in a 6-inch silhouette for the very first time.And for Snyder, the collab is especially personal. The Iowa-born designer first wore Red Wing boots working at his dad’s engineering firm years ago. “That’s where I first fell in love with them,” Snyder said while showing off the stylish boots at his well-appointed Madison Square store last month. It’s no surprise that the Red Wing x Todd Snyder Moc Toe Boots already fit right in alongside the designer’s classic crewneck sweaters, heritage-quality outerwear, and slim, tailored dress pants. And in true Snyder fashion, you could wear the new boots with any of those fall style essentials.The product of about a year’s worth of work and partnership with Red Wing Heritage director of sales, Steve Spencer, who loved working with Snyder. “It was a really comfortable project for us,” he said. The time and attention to detail show in the finished product, a durable pair of boots that won’t look out of place on a first date or at your favorite bar or at the office.Using both full-grain and rough out leather, the Red Wing x Todd Snyder Moc Toe Boots are available in a rich copper color or a more sleek charcoal, finished off with a Vibram lug sole and rugged-yet-refined leather laces. For us, we think the charcoal option is a unique take on the traditional black boot and Snyder agrees. It’s a “city living kind of vibe,” he said.The boots retail for $380, but that’s a small price to pay for a pair of boots that work all fall and winter long. It’s a unique approach to craftsmanship that gets all the details right, from small touches like an old-school bar-tack stitch to a storm welt. To us, that makes these moc toe boots uniquely hard-wearing, yet office-friendly. The collaboration results in a handsome boot that “just gets better with age,” according to Snyder. The designer could see these being worn with everything from black denim to wool trousers, too; the aesthetic, as Snyder says, is “classic with a different edge.” If that sounds agreeable to you, then we certainly recommend you step into a pair of the Red Wing x Todd Snyder Moc Toe Boots before like-minded customers snap them all up. Desert Wing’s Sharp Angles Bring Drama to the Desert Editors’ Recommendations
zoom Nasdaq-listed shipowner Golden Ocean Group Limited (GOGL) has taken delivery of two additional second-hand bulkers purchased in March this year within a deal for 16 dry bulk vessels.The latest addition’s to Golden Ocean’s fleet are Q Myrtalia and Q Shea, to be renamed Golden Myrtalia and Golden Shea, the company informed.This is the third bulker pair to be delivered to GOGL in less than a month, as a bulker duo was handed over to GOGL at the end of April featuring the 2013-built Q Sue and 2014-built Q Kaki, with another bulker pair following suit earlier this month comprising the Post-Panamax Q Kennedy and the Capesize bulker Q Amreen.Golden Ocean has issued 1.95 million consideration shares to Quintana Shipping and associated companies in exchange for the two vessels.The company said that following this transaction, GOGL’s issued share capital is USD 6,051,149.60 divided into 121,022,992 issued shares, each with a nominal value of USD 0.05.In line with the terms of the deal, of the 16 ships, 14 will be bought from subsidiaries of Quintana Shipping, and two ice class Panamax vessels will be bought from subsidiaries of Seatankers, an affiliate of Hemen Holding, the company’s largest shareholder.
VICTORIA – The British Columbia government is taking steps to end opportunities to anonymously invest and hide wealth in real estate.Finance Minister Carole James says a new, publicly accessible registry is being created to identify the owners of real estate in the province.A news release from the Ministry of Finance says the first-of-its-kind registry in Canada is aimed at improving transparency in the real estate market while ensuring owners pay their share of taxes.Law enforcement agencies, tax auditors, as well as federal and provincial regulators will be able to access the registry when seeking details for any investigations.Draft legislation, including a proposed land owner transparency act, has been included in a white paper posted on a government website and is open for feedback until Aug. 19.The Finance Ministry says the legislation will also create a federal-provincial working group on tax fraud and money laundering.James says the registry would improve B.C.’s reputation as a place for anonymous or covert property transactions.“Right now in B.C., real estate investors can hide behind numbered companies, offshore and domestic trusts, and corporations,” James says in the release.“Ending this type of hidden ownership in real estate will help us fight tax evasion, tax fraud and money laundering,” she says.
MONTREAL – The head of Quebec’s anti-corruption unit is stepping down next month.Robert Lafreniere has been the organization’s commissioner since 2011.His second mandate was set to end in 2021.The unit, which is known by its French-language acronym UPAC, said today Lafreniere’s resignation will take effect Nov. 2.Earlier this year, then-public security minister Martin Coiteux released two reports on the work climate within UPAC.An accompanying statement at the time said the Liberal government observed “that improvements had been noted but that work remains to be done.”Lafreniere agreed at the time that certain aspects related to work organization, particularly the management of human resources, had been neglected. News of his resignation comes as Quebecers vote in a provincial election.
This summer Global also brings its Royal fans Meghan and Harry Plus One, a one-hour special airing Friday, May 17 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Hosted by CBS This Morning Co-Host Gayle King, Meghan and Harry Plus One looks at the changes in the life of American-born Meghan Markle since marrying Prince Harry, and the arrival of the couple’s royal heir who will be the first British-American child to be in line for the throne. Plus, the special will go behind the headlines and the rumors, and includes interviews with royal insiders and Meghan’s friends to learn how the couple has adapted to their new lives together and how they have navigated the positive and negative aspects that come with being royal. Also new to Global’s schedule is action-adventure series Blood & Treasure, premiering with a special two-hour episode Tuesday, May 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Moving to its regular time slot at 10 p.m. ET/PT beginning Tuesday, May 28, the serialized, globe-trotting drama stars Matt Barr (Sleepy Hollow) and Sofia Pernas (The Brave) as a brilliant antiquities expert and a cunning art thief, respectively, who team up to catch a ruthless terrorist who funds his attacks through stolen treasure. Mystery and suspense continue this summer on Global with new series The Inbetween airing Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT beginning May 29. The character-driven drama follows Cassie Bedford (Harriet Dyer, Love Child), who was born with a rare ability to see and communicate with the dead and now helps detectives solve murder cases.Rounding out the schedule are Global’s returning hits including the seventh and final season of the modern day Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson drama, Elementary, which begins its farewell season Thursday, May 23 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Meanwhile Season 2 of Instinct starring Alan Cumming and Bojana Novakovic returns Sunday, June 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, and then summer’s favourite gameshow The Wall hits new heights with Season 3 in a special two hour premiere Thursday, June 20 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Viewers can watch Global’s lineup on GlobalTV.com and Global TV App by signing in with their TV service provider credentials or catch up the next day on GlobalTV.com and Global TV App (now available on Apple TV, Google Chromecast, and Amazon Fire TV).Series Production Credits:Mary Kills People is produced by eOne and Cameron Pictures Inc., in association with Corus Entertainment, and with the financial participation of the Canada Media Fund, the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit, and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit. The series is executive produced by Tassie Cameron (Ten Days in The Valley, Rookie Blue), Amy Cameron (The Book of Negroes), Marsha Greene (Ten Days in the Valley, Private Eyes), Jocelyn Hamilton(Private Eyes), Tecca Crosby (Private Eyes), and Caroline Dhavernas (Hannibal).Private Eyes is produced by eOne in association with Corus Entertainment, with the participation of the Canada Media Fund, the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit and IPF’s Cogeco TV Production Program. Season 3 is executive produced by Jocelyn Hamilton and Tecca Crosby for eOne, Shawn Piller and Lloyd Segan for Piller/Segan, Jason Priestley, James Thorpe, Alan Mccullough, James Thorpe, Alexandra Zarowny, Derek Schreyer and Tassie Cameron. Meghan and Harry Plus One is produced by the team at 48 HOURS and is executive produced by Judy Tygard and Patti Aronofsky. Blood & Treasure is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Propagate Content. Matthew Federman, Stephen Scaia, Taylor Elmore, Ben Silverman, Marc Webb, Mark Vlasic, Howard T. Owens and Michael Dinner serve as executive producers. Elementary is executive produced by Rob Doherty, Carl Beverly, Sarah Timberman, Jason Tracey, Robert Hewitt Wolfe and Robert Goodman for CBS Television Studios. Instinct is produced by CBS Television Studios, Michael Rauch, Marc Webb, Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin (Secret Hideout), James Patterson, Bill Robinson, Leopoldo Gout and Alan Cumming serve as executive producers. Meghan and Harry Plus One, Blood & Treasure, Elementary, and Instinct are all distributed internationally by CBS Studios International.The Inbetween is produced by Universal Television, NBCU International Television Studio and Heyday Television. Moira Kirland, David Heyman, Nancy Cotton, Matthew Gross executive produce. Charlotte Sieling executive produced and directed the pilot. While “The Wall” is a collaboration between Glassman Media and SpringHill.The Wall was developed by Glassman Media in conjunction with CORE Media and produced in association with Universal Television Alternative Studio. LeBron James, Chris Hardwick, Maverick Carter and Andrew Glassman executive produce.Source: Numeris PPM Data, SM18(May 27 – Aug 26/18) vs. SM17(May 28 – Aug27/17), confirmed data, 3+ airings, National CDN CONV ENG Stations, Total Canada, Ind. 2+/A2554 AMA(000)SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: Twitter: @GlobalTV Facebook: Facebook.com/GlobalTV/Instagram: Instagram.com/globaltv/Global Television is a Corus Entertainment Network.About Corus Entertainment Inc. Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that develops and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompass 37 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a suite of digital assets, animation software, technology and media services. Corus is also an established creator of globally distributed content through Nelvana animation studio, Corus Studios, and children’s book publishing house Kids Can Press. The company also owns innovative full-service social digital agency so.da, and lifestyle entertainment company Kin Canada. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada, Global News, Globalnews.ca, Q107, Country 105, and CFOX. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter Facebook Advertisement Advertisement TORONTO, April 15, 2019 – Global announced today the first wave of premiere dates for its 2019 summer schedule. Featuring a fresh lineup combining standout original series, a newly acquired Royal special, two new dramas, and returning fan favourites, Global’s schedule is packed with thrilling mystery, provocative storytelling, and comedic relief.Headlining the new summer lineup are two of Global’s highly anticipated returning original series. Following two successful seasons which received great critic acclaim across North America, the third and final chapter of 2019 Canadian Screen Award-winning drama Mary Kills People kicks off the summer schedule beginning Sunday, May 12 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. From Entertainment One (eOne) and Cameron Pictures, Season 3 picks up five months after last season’s shocking finale that left the fate of Detective Ben Wesley (Jay Ryan) up in the air. Dr. Mary Harris (Caroline Dhavernas), along with her partner Desmond “Des” Bennett (Richard Short), return to face the complications of running their newly established “death retreat”. In anticipation of the final chapter, viewers can watch the first and second season of Mary Kills People on GlobalTV.com or Global GO (available for Apple TV, Google Chromecast, and Amazon Fire TV).Then, Shade and Angie are back on the case as last summer’s #1 Canadian scripted series Private Eyes, which grew its audience year-over-year (19% for A25-54 and 25% for 2+) returns with 12 new episodes beginning Wednesday, May 29 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Following the shocking arrest of wisecracking PI Angie Everett (Cindy Sampson), Season 3 begins with her behind bars where she meets an intimidating inmate played by guest star, Canadian icon Jann Arden. The new season also welcomes notable guest stars including Big Brother Canada host Arisa Cox, award-winning actor Gordon Pinsent, and William Shatner, who reprises his role as rival PI Norm Glinski. Returning for Season 3 are familiar faces including Samantha Wan as Zoe, Ennis Esmer as Detective Mazhari, Jordyn Negri as Jules, Barry Flatman as Don, and joining the cast Ruth Goodwin as Officer Danica Powers. Advertisement Login/Register With:
Rabat – The Libyan ambassador in Belgium is accused of trying to rape his Moroccan maid.Karima Chellai, 47, filed a complaint against Libyan Ambassador to Brussels Mabrouk Mohamed Milad, saying that he attempted to rape her inside his official residence located at Woluwe-St-Pierre in Brussels.Last October, the Moroccan maid said, the Libyan ambassador took advantage of the absence of his wife and children who travelled to Libya and tried to rape her by forcibly removing her clothes. Karima added that she had resisted the attack and managed to fight her way out by pushing her employer off the bed to the floor. A back injury deterred the ambassador from going on with his rape attempts.The victim confirmed that her employer tried repeatedly to rape her. She said that he was harassing her sexually in the kitchen and tried to kiss her against her will. He also attempted to touch intimate parts of her body, she added.Karima, working as a domestic worker since 2013, said that she had not experienced any problems with the previous ambassador. The problems have begun with the arrival of the new ambassador in the beginning of the year.She stepped down on November 10th and filed a complaint against the ambassador on November 25th, supported by her work colleagues.The Libyan ambassador held a meeting with staff members of the embassy on November 12 to discuss the complaint made against him. The meeting decided that to “save the reputation of Libya and the embassy”, the ambassador will have to leave Belgium and follow up the matter with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (11,545.54, down 77.37 points):Nexen Inc. (TSX:NXY). Oil and gas. Up seven cents, or 0.27 per cent, at $26.42 on 18,668,952 shares. Nexen announced Monday that it is being acquired by China National Offshore Oil Co. (CNOOC) in a US$15-billion deal that, if successful, will be China’s largest ever overseas acquisition.Yellow Media Inc. (TSX:YLO). Directory publisher. Down three cents, or 35.29 per cent, at 5.5 cents on 11,212,321 shares.Talisman Energy Inc. (TSX:TLM). Oil and gas. Up three cents, or 0.25 per cent, at $11.83 on 7,029,366 shares.CIC Energy Corp. (TSX:ELC). Oil and gas. Up 21 cents, or 13.38 per cent, at $1.78 on 5,736,979 shares.Osisko Mining Corp. (TSX:OSK). Miner. Up 32 cents, or 4.23 per cent, at $7.89 on 4,989,478 shares.Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX). Miner. Down 37 cents, or 1.08 per cent, at $33.76 on 4,364,087 shares.TSX Venture Exchange (1,166.47 down 7.69 points):Pinecrest Energy Inc. (TSX:PRY). Oil and gas. Down three cents, or 1.66 per cent, at $1.78 on 7,821,512 shares.Canamex Resources Corp. (TSX:CSQ). Miner. Down four cents, or 11.27 per cent, at 31.5 cents on 5,493,801 shares.Companies reporting major news:Bombardier (TSX:BBD.B). Transportation equipment. Down three cents, or 0.78 per cent, at $3.80 on 941,519 shares. Bombardier will supply 20 additional light rail vehicles to Manchester’s transit system in the United Kingdom.The option is part of the contract signed with Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive in 2007 and is valued at roughly US$51 million, with Bombardier’s share valued at about US$38 million.Noranda Income Fund (TSX:NIF.UN). Zinc miner. Down 20 cents, or 4.21 per cent, at $4.55 on 62,636 shares. Norando’s CEO, Eva Carissimi, says that while zinc demand is expected to remain steady in the third quarter, a slowdown in the manufacturing sector could have longer-term negative effects. by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 24, 2012 5:44 pm MDT Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange markets AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
Men’s soccer coaches John Bluem (left) and Frank Speth discuss strategy before a game against Cal State Fullerton Sept. 6, 2009, at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU won, 1-0. Credit: Courtesy of OSU athleticsKnowing the other’s thoughts and habits and finishing each others’ sentences are just some of the qualities assistant coach Frank Speth said are present in his relationship with coach John Bluem. The two have been coaching together longer than some of their current players have been alive.Bluem is in his 17th year as head coach for the Ohio State men’s soccer team and Speth has been his assistant for 14 of those years. While at OSU, the two have accounted for all eight of the program’s NCAA Tournament appearances, including a trip to the College Cup in 2007 and the Big Ten regular-season and tournament championships in 2009.Prior to coming to OSU, Bluem was the head coach at Fresno State University, with Speth serving as assistant during his three seasons with the Bulldogs. All three seasons ended with the Bulldogs finishing in first place in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation conference, including the 1994 season, in which the Bulldogs finished the season ranked No. 3 overall.Bluem said since they’ve known each other, their relationship has transcended their work on the field.“I’d say we are good friends and that we do socialize off the field quite a bit,” he said. “We socialize with Cindy (Speth) and Bethany (Bluem) (their wives) and the four of us do things together. So over the last 20 years, it’s even longer that we’ve known each other because I knew Frank for about three years before he became my assistant out there, so we’ve known each other and shared a lot over the last 20, 25 years.”Speth said he views himself and Bluem as a “yin and yang” and that such a long relationship has allowed them to be largely on the same page.“It goes between all the years on the field and recruiting and then socially you get to know each other and you obviously develop a very good friendship,” Speth said. “Just the memories and experiences that you shared together and a lot of the same thoughts and a lot of the same philosophies, so it’s just probably the biggest thing is the friendship off the field as well.”Speth said that off-field relationship and other shared ideals help the two work together with players.“Just like with any other relationship, the honor system sort of (speaks) where you feel a lot more free to voice your opinion because you’ve been together for so long, so I’m not worried or afraid to tell him what I think about this player or that player just like he’s not (afraid to either),” Speth said. “So we really get into some conversations concerning players, both pros and cons, but I think because of the relationship and friendship, I think it’s easier to put it all on the table and just say this is how I see this guy based on past experience and what I’ve seen.”The Buckeyes are off to a slow start to the 2013-14 season and have an overall record of 2-6-4 and have yet to record any Big Ten wins, going 0-2-1 record in conference play. Bluem said Speth’s training sessions with the team help the players immensely.“He’s a no-nonsense guy. He’s hard on (the players) and he’s fair, and they know that and respect him for that,” Bluem said. “One of the things that I like about Frank the most is that he makes the training sessions good, they are conducive to improving the players — and they’re fun.”Buckeye senior defender Sage Gardner has started all four seasons since coming to OSU and has been the team captain for the last two. Gardner said he has always had a good relationship with both of the coaches.“All four years it’s been positive, and I knew Frank a little bit coming in so I’ve always felt comfortable coming here,” he said. “I think it has definitely grown over the years, I think we’re a little more comfortable with each other, coach Bluem and I, and I think he’s good at handing over some of the responsibility and team leadership to me over the past four years, so it’s definitely been a positive relationship that’s evolved.”Another player who has gotten to know both coaches in the last four years is redshirt-senior defender Ben Killian, who said he has the “utmost respect” for his coaches.“I’m pretty close with both of them. They are great guys, great guys to talk to,” he said. “They know the game, they’ve been around it for many years and national title finalists, so when it comes to soccer they know it. They know the game inside and out. Every day I just try to learn as much as I can from them.”Bluem also mentioned how the long-lasting relationship has led to great respect and admiration for Speth.“Obviously, we have a very good relationship,” Bluem said. “To be honest with you, I think we coach the team together. I’m the head coach in name and he is the associate head coach in name, but when we work together I feel like he has as much to say with what’s going on with the program as I do. I respect his opinion completely and he’s an incredible, valuable associate to have.”
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMason facing break-and-entry charge granted bailOctober 10, 2018In “Court”Poultry farmer charged for fraud, placed on $100,000 bailJuly 19, 2017In “Court”Former GWI employee slapped with 18 counts of fraudApril 2, 2019In “Court” A Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) contractor was on Wednesday granted bail by Senior Magistrate Fabayo Azore after he was slapped with two counts of fraud when he made his appearance at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Trevor Glasgow, 47, of Lot 9 Sisters Village, West Bank Demerara pleaded not guilty to both charges after it was read to him by Magistrate Azore.Both charges stated that between September 4 and 12, 2018 at Vlissingen Road, Georgetown with intent to defraud he forged a GWI gate pass for obtaining several buckets owned by the company.The prosecutor made no objections to bail and Glasgow’s attorney in his application for bail told the court that there is no evidence to prove that his client’s handwriting was on the forged gate pass.As a result Magistrate Azore granted Glasgow bail in the sum of $100,000 and adjourned his matter until October 31.
Competition was fierce for the inductions to be celebrated at the International Mining Technology Hall of Fame gala dinner in the Brown Palace Hotel, Denver on February 16 (www.im-halloffame.com)- lead sponsor Stantec. An article on the runners up has now been posted http://www.im-halloffame.com/more-great-innovators/. Unless otherwise requested, those runners up roll over for possible induction in 2016. Don’t forget to get your nominations in, by the start of August next year. The article elaborates on those who came so close, like Gekkos’ Sandy Grey, Bob Lipic of mti, Dick Stahura of Martin Engineering, Founder and Chairman of Trolex John Pierce-Jones and Micromine’s Graeme Tuder. Dr Peter Kaiser, the Founding Director of the Rio Tinto Centre for Underground Mine Construction (RTC-UMC) at CEMI, ran close in Underground Development, as did Morris Medd of Redpath. Dale Elphinstone was highly commended in Underground Load and haul. Rick Howes, CEO at Dundee Precious Metals has a made a transformational contribution to the industry with his work at Chelopech mine in Bulgaria. Deane Tunaley and Stuart Thomson developed Orica’s Vistis™ and Vistan™ aiming for a practical higher- energy, higher-velocity of detonation explosive that would make the downstream grinding processes more efficient. Not too far behind in the voting for Outstanding Innovator were Nick Hazen and Sverker Hartwig. Hazen is President and CEO of Hazen Research. Atlas Copco’s Hartwig has long been a driving force in advancing rapid underground development.
A DUBLIN FIRE Brigade ‘ladder unit’ is currently off the road for repairs after it was involved in a crash with a taxi in west Dublin.Gardaí are investigating the incident, which happened on the Con Colbert Road/South Circular Road junction close to Heuston Station at around 10.30pm on Monday night.It’s understood the Fire Brigade vehicle was hit on the right hand side.The taxi was badly damaged, and two passengers had to be cut out of the vehicle — however no-one was seriously hurt in the collision.The fire service vehicle — which is used to transport extra-high ladders for use when responding to incidents at taller buildings — was on its way to a call-out in Lucan at the time.It will be off the road for several weeks as repairs are carried out.As a result of the incident, there are now just two ladder units serving Dublin city and county; there are usually three such vehicles on call at any given time, with a fourth in reserve — however the engine that would normally serve as the standby vehicle is itself off the road with a mechanical fault.“This is indicative of the total lack of sufficient resilience in the fleet,” a Dublin Fire Brigade station officer told TheJournal.ie. “Management were warned years ago that the current vehicles were coming to the end of their life-cycles — but they’ve consistently failed to do anything about it.”The ladder engine will be out of service for up to a month as side panels are replaced and other repairs are carried out by an outside contractor.The location where the crash happened is a notorious black spot for emergency vehicles, the station officer said.“There are tall walls all around the area, with sirens bouncing off — so there’s a theory that the acoustics make it difficult for drivers to know where vehicles are coming from.”A spokesperson for Dublin Fire Brigade said they were currently investigating the matter, but had further comment to make on the incident.Read: Dublin Fire Brigade vehicle was on 20-minute delay to respond to emergency callsRead: Fire Brigade ambulance breaks down with patient on board
After almost a decade of searching for Osama Bin Laden, the Al Qaeda leader, portrayed as the man behind the 9/11 attacks, was killed Sunday by U.S. officials. The attack took just 40 minutes, but 10 years of searching had some U.S. citizens unsure if Bin Laden would ever be found. So, how did the CIA finally find Bin Laden? It appears there were a few things that tipped officials off after they found a mansion they suspected to be the hiding place of Bin Laden.Bin Laden wasn’t hiding in a cave somewhere, but was actually camped in a million-dollar mansion near a police station and military headquarters in the city of Abbottabad in Pakistan. His mansion is said to be about eight times larger than those around it. One of the largest clues to tip off officials was that the large compound didn’t have a phone line or an internet connection, whereas all of the surrounding mansions did.AdChoices广告There were a few other blatant clues, like the fact that the three-story mansion didn’t put its trash out for collection like its neighbors. Instead, it burned its trash. Another giveaway was that the mansion is behind 18-foot walls that were covered in barbed wire — not your typical mansion. It also has internal walls that turn the compound into a labyrinth of sorts. Also, you’d expect to see large, lavish windows in a mansion that’s eight times larger than the neighboring homes, but officials said there were very few windows.The entire world now knows the whereabouts of Bin Laden’s compound, and thanks to Google Maps, you can now easily find the location in the map of northern Pakistan. The location may not be 100-percent exact, but it does confirm that Bin Laden was not hiding in a cave in the middle of nowhere, but among the everyday citizens of Pakistan. The location is actually a pretty big tourist site, and photos from Google Maps show lush trees among the Abbottabad Mountains.If you click on Google’s pinpoint of the compound, you can see the Place page, which shows hundreds of user reviews expressing their excitement about Bin Laden finally being terminated.With the news of Bin Laden’s death hitting Twitter first, it’s clear that technology is playing a much larger and different role than it did 10 years ago when Google told people to check the news on TV for the most up to date info during the 9/11 attacks. Now, we’re able to get news, whether it’s 100-percent accurate or not, first from Twitter and blogs, and see updates to Google Maps within hours of an event. Technology has changed the way we get our news, and in the case of Bin Laden’s lack of Internet and phone connections, it can also lead to the end of a decade-long search.Google Maps via Gizmodo, Mashable