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The CEO of the Problem

December 9, 2019 | nvxeoqvi | No Comments

first_imgYou don’t always need access to the highest levels of your dream client to make a deal. You don’t necessarily need access to the C-Suite to find the authority you need to win. But you do need the “CEO of the problem.”The title “CEO of the problem” isn’t a real title (as if you didn’t know that). You won’t find it on your dream client’s organizational chart, and they won’t likely know what you’re talking about if you ask who owns that title (mostly because I think I just coined the phrase with this post). But there is someone within your dream client company that owns some problem (or some outcome). They have a deep concern for the result and they likely have the real authority to bind their organization to a deal.The CEO of the problem is the real linchpin in any deal. They have enough authority to make a deal and get what they want, even if the title doesn’t line up with your expectations as to what that title should be. They also have outsized influence, so even if they aren’t the final signature on your contract, they hand it to the (mostly uninterested) person who will sign it. Sometimes influence is enough. And sometimes the real authority is a person with no authority … they are the just the subject matter authority and owner of the problem.It’s the way selling—and buying—sometimes works. Sometimes you need the ultimate authority in the room, and other times you may only need the “CEO of the problem” in the room. But if you are trying to get in by starting at the very top, you might be running into so much resistance because you aren’t calling at the right C-level. The real C-Level executive might need might be the “CEO of the problem,” and that title might be a level or two below the level at which you are starting.QuestionsWhere do you usually start when you try to “get in?”Why have you been told to start at the top? Is this still the best way in?If you get in at some lower level, what do you need to be prepared to do to ensure you have the authority you need?How are you sure that you have the stakeholders you need to win an opportunity?last_img read more

first_imgActor Ranveer Singh says he felt pushed against the wall with the many roadblocks ahead of the release of “Padmaavat” and its long gestation period, a rage that propelled his portrayal of Alauddin Khilji in the film. The film, which released on January 25 with multiple disclaimers following nationwide protests, found itself in trouble from the very beginning with its sets being vandalised twice in Rajasthan and Maharashtra. “There was a lot of anxiety surrounding the shooting. Whatever untoward incident happened, it made me very, very angry. Ever since the first incident on the sets… I was raging from inside. But I chose not to act out in a destructive way. I channelled it and used it constructively. I put it into my performance,” the actor told PTI in an interview. The much-debated film is already a blockbuster and Ranveer’s portrayal of Khilji has been singled out for particular praise. More than happiness, however, Ranveer says he feels a sense of relief. The costume drama was not easy to shoot, says the star.The many delays led to the film being shot in almost one go — in 40 plus days. “Apart from what was happening, the actual shooting process was difficult due to the delays. I was shooting for more than 40 days straight, which is unheard of in a costume drama, especially on a Sanjay Leela Bhansali film. It is draining at every level, physically mentally, emotionally.” In his previous collaborations with Bhansali, there would be a break every six to eight days so that the crew could recuperate but that was not the option this time. “My brain had turned into mush, my body had turned into pulp, I had no feeling in my muscles. I kept pushing but physically, I was breaking. But when you have your back against the wall, you need to keep digging deeper. It was the angst that kept me going.” Constantly being in character took its toll on Ranveer.The darkness of the character, he says, started to creep up on him, a feeling so intense that he lost touch with himself for a while. “I try to be as honest to my craft as I can possibly be.“The dark person that Khilji was, I had to become that from the inside. I had to feel all those things and that can be unhealthy. The shooting process was non-stop. I would put on the make-up for two hours and shoot for 12-14 hours straight and repeat it the next day. “I lost touch with myself. I realised that something was wrong. I had become uneasy, unstable. So I first confided in my mother and my best friend. They started spending time with me after the shoot. They brought me back to myself. I was lucky to have that kind of support.” While the release of “Padmaavat” was stalled by Rajput groups over the portrayal of queen Padmavati, post-release, the film has attracted criticism in certain quarters over the unidimensional portrayal of Khilji as an evil, unbalanced ruler, which some historians say is inaccurate. Asked whether Khilji’s extremism was over-hyped, Ranveer said he moulded himself to Bhansali’s vision of the character. “As an actor, I need to be honest with the script. I used the script as my textbook. For the most part, I take my cues from what is written. The character that Mr. Bhansali and Prakash Kapadia created, I tried to do the best I could with it. “In fact, I wanted to make Khilji darker and even more of an extremist. Mr. Bhansali really moulded me this time. In ’Bajirao’, he allowed me to interpret but this time he was hands-on. I built on what was written and how he directed me.” The other criticism against the film is over the ‘jauhar’ (mass sati) scene towards the end, which many feel glorifies the practice. Actor Swara Bhasker has written a scathing letter to Bhansali criticising the scene. But Ranveer sidestepped the issue and said, “I got a message from Swara. She loved my performance in the film. So…” The actor, who has collaborated with Bhansali for the third time after “Ram-Leela” and “Bajirao Mastani”, says the praise for “Padmaavat” is sweeter as he was not sure Khilji would be accepted. “I feel like I am walking on clouds. There were enough people who were advising me to be careful. It is scary to take on a part like this. It is such a big risk that it can be your undoing. But I went with Mr. Bhansali’s conviction and gave my whole and soul to this part. I am just relieved that my risk has paid such dividends.”last_img read more

first_imgMOST READ Andre Iguodala hit a go-ahead 3 in the final minute of the third, two more early in the fourth as Golden State pulled away and finished with 17 points. DeMarcus Cousins contributed his first double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds in his second home game and seventh in all since coming back from a nearly yearlong recovery from surgery for a ruptured left Achilles tendon.Kevin Durant added 21 points and 11 of the Warriors’ 31 assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe Lakers hung tough without James just as they did here in a 127-101 victory Christmas night. They lost James in the third quarter of that game to a strained left groin. He returned from a 17-game absence Thursday night against the Clippers only to sit again Saturday.James’ rest was for what coach Luke Walton called “load management.” The four-time MVP had been set for his second game back but woke up Friday “very sore” after playing 40 minutes in the 123-120 overtime win against the Clippers. He finished with 24 points, 14 rebounds and nine assists. US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Warriors: Host the Spurs on Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lou Williams leads Clippers’ rally from 25 down to beat Pistons SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Cousins drove for a filthy one-handed slam against Kyle Kuzma at the 5:28 mark of the third then stared him down and trash-talked to pick up a technical.Golden State had its 11-game winning streak, longest in the NBA this season, snapped with a 113-104 loss to the 76ers on Thursday night in Cousins’ home debut. The Warriors missed Thompson in that one.He connected on his first four shots Saturday with a 3 and finished 10 for 15.On Jan. 21 at L.A., Thompson tied an NBA record by making his first 10 attempts from 3-point range — going 10 for 11 from deep overall and hitting seven in the third quarter — on the way to 44 points in the Warriors’ 130-111 win. Golden State led by 36 at one point against the short-handed Lakers.TIP-INSADVERTISEMENT Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Lakers: Reserve C Tyson Chandler also rested for the Lakers. … Los Angeles shot 7 for 27 from 3-point range.Warriors: Durant notched his fourth points-assists double-double of the season. … Coach Steve Kerr won his seventh Western Conference Coach of the Month award in five seasons, honored for the month of January. … Draymond Green had seven more assists to give him 75 in his past eight games.McGEE’S BLINGEx-Warriors center JaVale McGee received his championship ring at last. He had been sick and didn’t travel with the team to the Bay Area for the Christmas game.McGee received his ring from Iguodala, who initially presented his former teammate with an empty box as a joke. McGee then held the ring to either side of the court and waved during a rousing ovation for the big man who spent two seasons in the Bay Area.“JaVale was a big part of the last two championships,” Kerr said. “It’s only right to honor him and present him his ring and give him his moment in front of our fans for them to say thank you. … To be able to count on JaVale during the last couple of years whether he was playing or not and the professionalism he showed, his patience he showed when he wasn’t playing, that’s what it takes. It takes everybody’s commitment, whether they’re on the floor or not. He earned those two rings.”RECRUITING KLAYLakers fans way up in the rafters chanted “We want Thompson! We want Thompson!” — he becomes a free agent this summer — as he shot free throws in the second quarter. His father, Mychal, was a star for Los Angeles.UP NEXTLakers: At Indiana on Tuesday. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Los Angeles Lakers’ Brandon Ingram, left, drives the ball past Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (30) and Klay Thompson in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, Calif. — Klay Thompson returned from a one-game absence with an illness to score 28 points and light up the Lakers for the second time in 13 days, leading the Golden State Warriors to a 115-101 victory Saturday night over a Los Angeles team again missing LeBron James.Splash Brother Stephen Curry missed his first eight shots before a layup with 6:20 remaining and still wound up with 14 points, two days after going off for 41 in a loss to the 76ers when he hit 10 3-pointers. The rest of the Warriors picked up the slack.ADVERTISEMENT PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes View commentslast_img read more

IPL 2016: Lasith Malinga joins Mumbai Indians

November 26, 2019 | nvxeoqvi | No Comments

first_imgSri Lanka speedster Lasith Malinga joined the Mumbai Indians squad on Friday after missing the first two games of the Indian Premier League 2016. However, the pacer will not be available for selection as he is yet to fully recover from his knee issues. (Full IPL coverage) Mumbai Indians coach Ricky Ponting had earlier said that they would not be able to avail Malinga’s services during the first half of the 51-day-long tournament. The defending champions did not name a replacement for Malinga, saying they would wait until the end of the first week.MI captain Rohit Sharma said Malinga’s unavailability in the first few weeks would be a great opportunity for young Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah to fill in the shoes of the talismanic pacer. “It is a fantastic opportunity (for Bumrah). Malinga is not available for next few weeks. We have to see his fitness, definitely not playing Wednesday’s game. We are keeping a track how he is progressing. Bumrah has evolved in the last couple of months. You must have seen him in Australia. He bowled well and then carried his performance in the Asia Cup and the World T20,” Rohit said.Malinga, who led Sri Lanka at the Asia Cup T20, just played one match in the tournament. The pacer, who suffered a bone bruise in November last year, decided to step down as Sri Lanka’s skipper ahead of the ICC World T20 2016. However, a recurrence of the injury ruled him out of the showdown event.Eventually, Sri Lanka had a poor tournament, managing to win only one out of four matches in India.advertisementlast_img read more

SPORT-IND-INNINGS-BOARD

November 22, 2019 | nvxeoqvi | No Comments

first_imgKanpur, Sep 23 (PTI) Scoreboard at the end of Indian Kanpur, Sep 23 (PTI) Scoreboard at the end of Indian first innings on the second day of the first cricket Test against New Zealand. Scoreboard India 1st innings KL Rahulc Watling b Santner32 M Vijayc Watling b Sodhi 65 C Pujarac & b Santner 62 V Kohli c Sodhi b Wagner 9 A Rahanec Latham b Craig 18 R Sharmac Sodhi b Santner 35 R Ashwinc Taylor b Boult 40 W Saha b Boult 0 R Jadejanot out 42 Md Shamib Boult 0 U Yadav c Watling b Wagner 9 Extras (b-5, lb-1) 6Total (all out; 97 overs) 318 Fall of wickets: 1-42, 2-154, 3-167, 4-185, 5-209, 6-261, 7-262, 8-273, 9-277Bowling: Boult 20-3-67-3, Wagner15-4-42-2, Santner 23-2-94-3, Craig 24-6-59-1, Sodhi 15-3-50-1. PTI KHS KHSlast_img

first_imgDispatching the ball deep into the stands is in Rishabh Pant’s “muscle memory” and that’s why he doesn’t need to look at who is bowling to him once he is in a mood to go hammer and tongs.Pant hit five sixes in his 21-ball-49 as he guided Delhi Capitals to a two-wicket victory in the IPL Eliminator against Sunrisers Hyderabad.”In T20s, you need 40 off 20 or so, then you have to attack one bowler. I don’t see who’s bowling. It’s in our muscle memory, and that’s why we practice so much. Today, that was special because I didn’t try to hit the ball too hard. I was just watching the ball, and I was trying to time the ball.”Pant also said that he ensured that the mindset remains positive when the team is going for improbable chases.”If you are set on a wicket like this, you have to finish the match for your team. I took it very close, but next time I will finish it for the team. (Pressure) I just try to be positive. If your mindset is negative, it doesn’t help,” said Pant..@RishabPant777 opens up to Shreyas Iyer about his power-packed batting in Vizag. Watch the @DelhiCapitals captain bring out some gully rap for ‘bantai’, Pant bhai By @28anand. #DCvSRHKya bolte hai @RanveerOfficial bhai, Shreyas ka rap kaisa laga?-https://t.co/DjA4iZLkuv pic.twitter.com/H0HoYtTgmsIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 9, 2019Prithvi Shaw, who scored the only half-century of the match thanked the support staff for keeping faith in him despite inconsistent performances.advertisement”All this is dedicated to my team as they have backed me quite well. I wasn’t scoring runs in the last few games. All thanks to support staff, players and coaches for believing in me and giving the opportunity as well. I was a bit nervous but my coaching staff helped me,” Shaw said, having scored 56 off 38 balls.”I believed in myself to get my form back and went in there and played my natural game. These kind of games I am always nervous. Rishabh batted beautifully. Whenever we needed him, he is always there for us.”Their young captain Shreyas Iyer was also ecstatic.”(Last over) I can’t express my emotions. I was sitting and those last two overs were like a hell [laughs]. An amazing feeling (to win) and I could see the happiness in everyone’s faces. The joy we share after winning was good.Also Read | From Under-19 World Cup to IPL: Keemo Paul continues to haunt Khaleel AhmedAlso Read | How is Rishabh Pant not in World Cup squad? Asks Michael Vaughan after DC beat SRHAlso Read | IPL 2019: Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw knock SRH out, Delhi Capitals on course for maiden finalAlso Read | IPL 2019: Felt like hell, says Shreyas Iyer after DC beat SRH in tense Eliminatorlast_img read more

first_imgzoom National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) is exploring possibilities with the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) on establishment of a joint Egyptian-Saudi shipping company.Namely, the two sides sealed a strategic agreement on cooperation in maritime transport on Wednesday, Bahri said.Under the deal, the duo has decided to conduct a feasibility study on the joint venture company that would be headquartered in Egypt.The join venture company would be engaged in transporting products and the materials required by the Suez Canal Axis Development project.In addition, the company would provide integrated maritime services to vessels transiting the Suez Canal.However, for the project to move forward it would need to secure approval from relevant authorities. As no other particulars were disclosed, Bahri said it would provide further details on the matter, once available.Separately, Bahri announced that it has taken delivery of the two second-hand VLCCs ordered in December. Namely, the Voss Spirit, was transferred to Bahri’s ownership on Tuesday, 19 January 2016 and her name was changed to Arsan. The second vessel, Hemsedal Spirit, was transferred to Bahri on Wednesday and re-named to Dilam.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Traffic Advisory Guysborough County

October 22, 2019 | nvxeoqvi | No Comments

first_img Local area office: 902-863-3420 Fax: 902-863-7365 Molasses Harbour Bridge on Route 316 in Port Felix, GuysboroughCo., will be reduced to one lane beginning Wednesday, March 23.Temporary traffic signals will be in place to control traffic. -30-last_img

first_imgKolkata: A city-based model who was hired and flown to Thailand by an organisation for shooting a promotional event, has brought charges of harassment and unlawful detention against the organisation. The girl managed to return to the city following the intervention of the External Affairs Ministry. On her arrival, she lodged a complaint at Beniapukur police station. She alleged that she was taken to Phuket in Thailand by a promotional organisation based in Mumbai for shooting an endorsement. She was given an accommodation in a resort. In the name of shooting, she was abused in the resort and when she protested, she was subjected to physical and mental torture. When she expressed her desire to return home, she was asked to pay a ransom of Rs 2 lakh. She then contacted her family members who in turn took up the matter with the Prime Minister’s Office. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersThe matter was taken up with the Indian High Commissioner’s office in Thailand and the local administration rescued her. She arrived in the city on Friday night. She went to Beniapukur police station and lodged a complaint mentioning the names of three agents who were instrumental in taking her abroad. A detailed probe has begun. Her family members thanked the External Affairs Ministry for its timely intervention without which she could have faced difficulties in freeing herself from the agents.last_img read more

Boxing Legends Raise Money For Charity

October 16, 2019 | nvxeoqvi | No Comments

first_imgOn September 29, 2012, the world’s 12 greatest boxers supported and celebrated the inauguration of the World Boxing Council pension fund; which will provide monthly pensions to many former champions from around the world currently living in difficult situation.Among the boxers who took part were Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis, Sugar Ray Leonard and George Foreman. Don King was also present.To mark the occasion 12 unique watches from Swiss luxury brand Hublot were auctioned. The auction took place at the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas, USA, and the 12 winning bidders received their watch directly from one of the boxing legends.All proceeds from the auction will go to the World Boxing Council Pension fund including the retired boxer’s pension and emergency fund in over 40 countries around the World.The watches replicate the design of each of the fighters’ championship belts and are made from 18k king gold, black ceramic and titanium. Each piece presents unique boxing features, such as special three minute counter, the World Boxing symbol on the back case, and the engraved signature of the specific boxing champion.Source:World-Television.comlast_img read more

first_imgUNICEF Ambassador Lucy Liu traveled to Lebanon with UNICEF this week to see first-hand the dire situation for Syrian children and their families who have fled a crisis that has left more than 70,000 people dead and nearly six million displaced from their homes.Lucy Liu Visits Lebanon to Shine Spotlight on Plight of Syrian Refugee ChildrenCredit/Copyright: US Fund for UNICEFAccompanied by UNICEF staff, Liu visited makeshift settlements in the Bekaa region of Lebanon, the country that hosts the largest number of Syrian refugees in the world.Video: UNICEF USA: Lucy Liu Visits Syrian Child RefugeesUp to one million people are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance in Lebanon, half of whom are children. The number of those arriving from Syria is growing dramatically, with more than 100,000 crossing the border each month. The resources of Lebanese host communities, the Government, and humanitarian organizations are being stretched to the limit.“The camps I visited are severely underserved. We met families living in make-shift tents constructed of burlap sacks and plastic sheets. With no water or toilets, open trenches serve as latrines, and diarrhea cases are rising. Many children have scabies, lice and fleas,” said Lucy Liu, a UNICEF Ambassador since 2004. “I saw children playing in waste, in rubble. They are desperate to go to school.”UNICEF has warned that the Syrian conflict risks creating a “lost generation” of millions of children who will carry physical and emotional scars of this conflict for many years to come. Children arriving from Syria have fled for their lives, often with nothing more than the clothes on their backs. More than 40 percent of children from Syria are of school age; many have missed months or even years of learning. In Lebanon, some 150,000 Syrian children are not in school, and that number is expected to rise to more than 400,000 by the end of the year. Public schools are coming close to reaching a saturation point.Displaced children have experienced and witnessed unspeakable violence—the death or injury of relatives, neighbors and friends—or have been exposed to harrowing scenes of destruction. These experiences can significantly impact children’s psychological and social wellbeing and development, both in the short- and long-term.“Every child deserves a childhood. These children need nutrition, medical care and education,” said Liu. “I am asking people to find out about this crisis and to please help them.”In Lebanon, UNICEF is assisting refugees from Syria, as well as the poorest Lebanese host communities.The organization has scaled up its programs in education, protection, health and nutrition, and water, sanitation and hygiene to respond to urgent needs. It is working to get the most vulnerable children back to school in a safe, protective environment; supporting the health care system with immunization services and lifesaving medical supplies and essential medicines; providing psychological support to children so they can begin to regain a sense of normalcy; facilitating access to safe drinking water and sanitation; and supporting programs to prevent violence against women and girls.The growing number of refugees, affected communities, and the lack of a foreseeable political resolution to the crisis will require enormous — and sustained — resources to meet the needs of the population. UNICEF’s emergency response remains significantly underfunded.How to HelpFor more information or to make a tax-deductible contribution to UNICEF’s relief efforts, please contact the U.S. Fund for UNICEF:
Website: www.unicefusa.org/syria

Toll free: 1-800-FOR-KIDS

Text: SYRIA to 864233 to donate $10.
Mail: 125 Maiden Lane, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10038 As with any emergency, in the event that donations exceed anticipated needs, the U.S. Fund will redirect any excess funds to children in greatest need.Lucy Liu is an award winning actress as well as a producer, director and artist. As a UNICEF Ambassador, Liu has traveled to Peru, Russia, Pakistan, Egypt, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, and Lesotho to interact with children and witness UNICEF’s lifesaving work.Source:US Fund for UNICEFlast_img read more

Lanka rejects technical assistance

October 8, 2019 | nvxeoqvi | No Comments

The resolution adopted at the UN Human Rights Council yesterday called on the government of Sri Lanka to implement the constructive recommendations made in the report of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission and to take all necessary additional steps to fulfil its relevant legal obligations and commitment to initiate credible and independent actions to ensure justice, equity, accountability and reconciliation for all Sri Lankans; The government has refused to accept technical assistance from outside when addressing allegations on the violation of international humanitarian law despite the adoption of a resolution at the UN Human Rights Council.Acting External Affairs Minister D.E.W Gunasekara, in a special statement to parliament today, said that the government will also not leave room for any outside intervention in Sri Lanka’s domestic affairs. It also requested the government to present, as expeditiously as possible, a comprehensive action plan detailing the steps that the Government has taken and will take to implement the recommendations made in the Commission’s report, and also to address alleged violations of international law; The resolution encourages the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and relevant special procedures mandate holders to provide, in consultation with, and with the concurrence of, the Government of Sri Lanka to accept, advice and technical assistance on implementing the above-mentioned steps and requests the Office of the High Commissioner to present a report on the provision of such assistance to the Human Rights Council at its twenty-second session.The part in the resolution on technical assistance had initially called on the Human Rights Council to provide the assistance but it was later amended and said that such assistance should be provided only if Sri Lanka accepts it.  (Colombo Gazette) read more

by Alan Clendenning And Pan Pylas, The Associated Press Posted Aug 14, 2013 5:04 am MDT MADRID – Minube, a travel startup on the outskirts of Madrid, is doing something that many Spanish companies haven’t thought about for years: It’s hiring.The company, which sells bookings as it helps travellers share their experiences using social media, has nearly doubled its headcount from 17 at the end of last year to 30. Business is booming as customers come in from across Europe — including some places hardest hit by Europe’s economic crisis.“We’re finally starting to see a bigger growth curve in Spain, and the strong growth in Italy has been a surprise,” Minube’s co-founder, Pedro Jareno, said. “The improvements we are starting to see in the market are constant.”That brighter — or less gloomy — backdrop was confirmed in figures Wednesday, which showed that the longest-ever recession to afflict the eurozone came to an end in the second quarter of the year.Eurostat, the European Union’s statistics office, said the 17 EU countries that use the euro saw their collective economic output increase by 0.3 per cent in the April to June period from the previous quarter.That’s the first quarterly growth since the eurozone slipped into recession in the last three months of 2011. The ensuing recession of six quarters was the longest since the euro currency was launched in 1999.The improvement made up for the previous quarter’s equivalent decline and was moderately better than the 0.2 per cent anticipated in the markets. Growth, however anemic, had been predicted by many economists following an easing in market concerns over Europe’s debt crisis over the past year and record low interest rates from the European Central Bank.The eurozone’s growth, which translates to an annualized rate of about 1.2 per cent, is still well below the 1.7 per cent the U.S. enjoyed during the second quarter. The wider 27-country EU, which includes non-euro countries such as Britain and Poland, also emerged from its own, milder recession, and like the eurozone is also growing at an annualized rate of around 1.2 per cent.Growth in Europe provides a boon to the global economy. The EU, which now totals 28 nations following Croatia’s accession in July, has a population of around 550 million and its annual gross domestic product stands at around $17.3 trillion — both more than the U.S., which has GDP of $16.6 trillion for 315 million people.The EU’s recovery marks the first time since a brief period in 2011 that the four major pillars of the world economy — the U.S., China, Japan and Europe — are growing at the same time.The figures will be greeted with a sigh of relief by Europe’s policymakers, who have spent nearly four years grappling with a debt crisis that has threatened the very future of the euro. But they were not ready to declare victory, aware that this is only the start of what is expected to be a slow and uneven recovery.“This slightly more positive data is welcome — but there is no room for any complacency whatsoever,” Olli Rehn, the EU’s top monetary official, said in his blog after the release of the figures. “I hope there will be no premature, self-congratulatory statements suggesting ‘the crisis is over’.”The improvement was largely due to solid growth of 0.7 per cent in Germany and a surprisingly strong 0.5 per cent bounce-back in France following two quarters of negative growth.Aside from Europe’s top two economies, there were signs of stabilization elsewhere, notably in Portugal, which expanded by a surprising 1.1 per cent. Spain and Italy saw the pace of their economic contractions slow.There was even evidence that the recession in Greece, the country at the heart of Europe’s debt crisis, is easing, too. Eurostat doesn’t publish quarterly figures for Greece. It only has annual comparisons and they showed that the year-on-year contraction eased to 4.6 per cent in the second quarter from 5.6 per cent in the first.Major European companies have benefited from the more stable economy. ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steelmaker, says the worst is over and that European demand is finally on the rise again. Many companies, however, are still relying on foreign markets to drive profits. Big exporters, like German car maker BMW, are selling a lot in China and pushing into fast-growing emerging markets.The recovery in Europe, the world’s largest trading bloc, is expected to cause an increase in global trade levels later this year as exporters like Germany gather pace and Europeans buy more products from companies in the U.S., Japan and elsewhere.Despite that cautious note of optimism, analysts said the eurozone still has a long way to go before it can say it has proved the skeptics wrong. Europe’s indebted governments still face years of spending cuts and tax increases and many, notably Greece and Spain, are weighed down by record-high unemployment of over 25 per cent. A full recovery across the eurozone is not expected before 2015.“While the return to economic growth in the eurozone is a welcome development, it would be wrong to think that it will bring an end to the travails of the highly indebted and uncompetitive countries of the periphery,” said Jonathan Loynes, chief European economist at Capital Economics. “The recession may be over, but the debt crisis is decidedly not.”For many people in Europe, even a mild improvement is cause to celebrate — and a suggestion that the darkest days are in the past.When Jareno co-founded Minube in 2007, the global credit crunch was just about to erupt. That sent Europe into a recession that was shorter but deeper than the current one, and prevented Minube from getting bank loans to expand.In the past year, visits to his website have increased by two-thirds and commissions on booked trips have jumped 300 per cent.“Figures have only gone up,” Jareno said, “and that might be a sign that trust has improved.”___Pylas reported from London. Eurozone exits recession as economy grows 0.3 pct in second quarter, but recovery will be long AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

first_imgThe increasingly contentious issue of  fly-in fly-out (FIFO) manning to service remote mines has been supported by Oz Minerals – owner and operator of the Prominent Hill copper-gold mine in South Australia’s far north. Addressing the Paydirt 2012 South Australian Resources Energy & Investment Conference in Adelaide, Oz Minerals’ Managing Director, Terry Burgess, said FIFO had got a lot of bad press “but many people actually really like it. Some 80% of our Prominent Hill workforce live and work in South Australia so they have a mining career with a South Australian lifestyle,” Burgess said.“Most of our employees and most of our contractors like and are well suited to our eight day on six day off fly-in fly-out cycle for Prominent Hill and we are doing a lot of work to enhance and encourage that experience,” he said.“We want the process to be as pleasant and possible and recently introduced for example, WiFi across our village to enable telephone calls to family members every night.“FIFO today is very different from the style of mining that people think is simply sitting in a pub drinking until the next shift commences. The mining industry is making major changes and we need to educate the public about this so that our workforce is content and provides a right balance of career opportunity and happy home life.”Oz Minerals this month introduced its first FIFO jet service from Adelaide to Prominent Hill – a move Burgess said that had cut flying time to one hour – a much more appealing scenario for employees and families.On Prominent Hill, Oz Minerals says it expects some escalation in its copper-gold production costs this year from the mine as the operation moves increasingly to a dual open-pit and underground mining operation. Burgess said he anticipated 2012 production costs would be in the range of $1.00-1.10/lb. This compared with last year’s costs at Prominent Hill of around $0.70/lb.“This is a typical cost scenario being faced now by many miners,” Burgess said, “but does in part reflect our increasing work to make the transition to underground mining on a more permanent, large scale compared to our underground mine start up in January this year,” he said.Burgess said he expected Prominent Hill’s open pit to be exhausted between 2017 and 2018. The immediate Prominent Hill exploration focus has now turned to the underground area beneath the open pit as well as the 7,000 km2 region around the mine.The company is spending A$70 million on exploration around Prominent Hill this year on its own ground and in joint venture with IMX Resources, to add to its regional copper-gold resource. At least 40-50 drill targets have been identified to date from this work.last_img read more

first_imgFour of Australia’s leading experts on substance abuse in the workforce will headline a unique workshop for the mining and resources sector later this month in Western Australia. They are: Professor Steve Allsop, Director at the National Drug Research Institute; Dr Charles Appleton, Director of Biochemistry and Technology at Queensland Medical Laboratories; Leigh Cleary, Senior Project Officer with the Drug and Alcohol Office in Western Australia, and Simon Ridge, Acting Executive Director, and State Mining Engineer – Resources Safety, with the WA Department of Mines and Petroleum.The one-day workshop – being held at the Technology Park Function Centre in Bentley, Perth, on Thursday, July 12 – has been organised by the Mining and Resource Contractors Safety Association (MARCSTA).MARCSTA Chief Executive Officer Pat Gilroy said: “We are delighted to have secured the participation of one of Australia’s leading drug researchers, Professor Steve Allsop, to co-ordinate the workshop. He will lead the comprehensive program to provide a full understanding and appreciation of the rapidly escalating epidemic of drug usage in the community, and how this might translate to workplace risk for miners.”“The full extent of this risk in the resources boom was recently high-lighted by arrests in a case of alleged urine sample substitution in drug testing at Port Hedland.“This workshop is a ‘must’ for any Occupational Health and Safety professional currently employed in the national mining and resources industry.“Substance abuse in the general workplace continues to increase, and there are some very disturbing statistics emerging globally about the effects such abuse can cause,” he said. “Not only does the abuse have the potential to cause death and/or serious injury, but there is also a financial toll/impost on business.“Most substance abusers are employed, and the importance of being fully-informed on the identification, treatment and management of persons afflicted, is becoming increasingly recognised as a workplace health and safety concern.”Topics to be discussed at the workshop include:Patterns of drug use in the community and how this might translate to workplace riskModels of drug use and their relevance to the workplaceRationale for responding to drug abuse in the workplaceEvidence about the range of strategies for responseDesigning a response for your workplaceThe role of government, services available and treatment optionsThe status of drug testing methodologiesSmall group exercise to develop future options for workplace management.For more information about the workshop, visit the MARCSTA website at: http://www.marcsta.com.au/last_img read more

Twohour delay on Dublin to Galway train line

September 21, 2019 | nvxeoqvi | No Comments

first_img IARNRÓD ÉIREANN HAS said there are “significant delays” on the Galway train line due to a signal fault. Significant delays to Galway line services due to a signal fault. Staff are on site & working in rectify this asap. Update to follow— Iarnród Éireann (@IrishRail) March 9, 2017 Thursday 9 Mar 2017, 4:52 PM File photo Source: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ieThe 1.25pm and 3.35pm trains from Heuston Station in Dublin to Galway are operating with delays of up to 120 minutes.Earlier, Irish Rail said it was experiencing a 30-minute delay on the line but the timeline has since been extended. 13,535 Views Mar 9th 2017, 4:52 PM By Órla Ryan Short URL The company said staff are on site and working to rectify the issue as soon as possible.Read: ‘The rescue effort was enormous’: Irishman rescued after yacht capsized off Australian coast Share2 Tweet Email Two-hour delay on Dublin to Galway train line Irish Rail said staff are on site and working to rectify the issue as soon as possible. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Source: Iarnród Éireann/Twitter https://jrnl.ie/3279384 15 Comments last_img read more

first_imgDécouverte d’une exoplanète potentiellement habitableL’exoplanète Gliese 581d, découverte en 2007 dans le système planétaire de l’étoile Gliese 581, pourrait être propice à la vie telle que nous la connaissons sur Terre, selon une équipe du Laboratoire de météorologie dynamique de l’Institut Pierre-Simon Laplace à Paris. Des résultats publiés dans The Astrophysical Journal Letters.Les astrophysiciens sont depuis plusieurs années en quête d’autres planètes habitables (voire habitées) dans l’univers. Ils se concentrent pour cela sur les planètes rocheuses se trouvant dans les “zones habitables” des étoiles, à savoir là où la distance entre les planètes en orbite et leur étoile permet des températures clémentes, compatibles avec la présence d’eau liquide en surface, et donc potentiellement avec la vie, explique le CNRS.Ainsi, les scientifiques s’intéressent depuis un moment déjà au système planétaire de l’étoile naine Gliese 581, l’une des plus proches voisines du Soleil. Après avoir découvert en 2007 deux planètes rocheuses à la limite de la zone habitable (Gliese 581d et Gliese 581c), les scientifiques annoncent aujourd’hui que Gliese 581d pourrait être “la première planète potentiellement habitable jamais découverte”. Celle-ci avait été rapidement jugée comme trop froide il y a quatre ans, mais l’équipe de Robin Wordsworth et François Forget du Laboratoire de météorologie dynamique à l’Institut Pierre Simon Laplace en collaboration avec un chercheur du Laboratoire d’astrophysique de Bordeaux, ont rééexaminé l’exoplanète. Gliese 581d reçoit trois fois moins d’énergie de son soleil que la Terre mais elle pourrait bénéficier d’un effet de serre lui offrant un climat chaud, propice à la vie.Un climat chaud propice à la formation d’océans, de nuages et de pluie ? Pour vérifier cette hypothèse, ils ont développé un modèle numérique capable de simuler les climats possibles sur les exoplanètes, et ont ainsi découvert que dans le cas d’une atmosphère dense de dioxyde de carbone (un scénario très probable), Gliese 581d pouvait éviter la condensation de son atmosphère et présenter un climat chaud au point de permettre la formation d’océans, de nuages et de pluie.À lire aussiCanicule : voici les départements concernés par l’alerte orangeL’exoplanète est située à seulement 20 années-lumière (9.500 milliards de km) de la Terre, ce qui fait d’elle une de nos plus proches voisines hors du système solaire. Une distance qui permettrait aux télescopes de demain de détecter directement l’atmosphère de Gliese 581d, assure le CNRS. Si l’exoplanète était effectivement habitable, le centre de recherche scientifique précise que l’endroit serait très étrange à visiter : l’atmosphère y est dense et son épaisse couche nuageuse plongerait la surface dans une pénombre rougeâtre. Par ailleurs, la gravité serait double par rapport à celle que nous connaissons. Le cas de Gliese 581d nous montre que pour être propice à la vie, une planète ne doit pas forcément ressembler à notre Terre.Le 17 mai 2011 à 10:56 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_imgLiverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold is not yet satisfied with his progress and aims to continue in his bid to reach greater heights as a footballerThe young English right-back had a breakthrough campaign in 2016-17 and has further established himself at Liverpool this season with Alexander-Arnold widely being considered the club’s standout performer in their 5-1 aggregate win over Manchester City in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.At the beginning of the current season, the 19 year-old set himself the objective having a bigger influence in the side and has undoubtedly managed that with Alexander-Arnold having made a total of 27 appearances for Liverpool this season compared with his 12 appearances from last season.But in spite of this progress, the teenager is not yet satisfied and aims to continue to develop further at Anfield.“Every day, every opportunity you get, you need to be learning and trying to pick up little things,” Alexander-Arnold told the club website.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“That’s what I do when I go into training – I try to find little things that will improve me and work hard every day. That’s part of being a young player, trying to find yourself and what works best for you – it might not work for some players.“Trying to find different little things that help and improve you as a player is important when you’re trying to find your feet in the team.“I think over the last year or so I’ve become a bit more of a squad member, a bit more of an influence in the team, and that was one of the targets I had for myself at the start of the season – to influence the team a bit more, to have that bit more authority in the changing room and have a bit more of an impact on the pitch.“Looking back now throughout the season, it has helped me grow as a person and as a player.”Next up for Jurgen Klopp’s side is a visit to The Hawthorns on Saturday, where Liverpool will face West Bromwich Albion in a Premier League match.last_img read more

Paul Pogba ruled out of France squad

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first_imgPaul Pogba has been withdrawn from the France squad ahead of their games with the Netherlands and Uruguay due to injuryThe 25-year-old midfielder was sidelined in Manchester United’s 3-1 derby loss to Manchester City on Sunday.This was due to a knock Pogba sustained in United’s Champions League victory at Juventus last week.And, despite Pogba’s best efforts to recover for the Manchester derby, manager Jose Mourinho confirmed to Sky Sports he will also be out for the upcoming international break.“Paul is injured. He was injured during the game in Turin,” Mourinho said before Sunday’s defeat.“He resisted. He felt that he could resist. He felt that it was such a crucial match for the team.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“He made that sacrifice for us, and then it was impossible for him to recover for this match.“He is a very important player for us. People sometimes like to focus on the little problems in his performance, and we do the same.“We try to make him the complete player, but his qualities are so good and so important for the team at many different levels.“Of course we are going to miss him, but I am just speaking about Paul because you asked me.“Our profile is to forget that he is not available though and to focus on the ones that are and to trust the ones that are going to play.”United are now 12 points adrift of Premier League leaders City in eighth-place.last_img read more

Pedestrian dies in West Miami hit and run

September 15, 2019 | nvxeoqvi | No Comments

first_imgWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – For the latest information: Man fatally struck by hit-and-run driver in West Miami-DadeA pedestrian was fatally struck by a car in a hit-and-run incident near West Miami.According to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, the call came in, Friday morning, at around 7 a.m., about a body found in a grassy area near Northwest 64th Street and 72nd Avenue.Officials arrived to find a pedestrian in his 30s that, police said, was hit by a car and killed near Northwest 64th Street and 72nd Avenue.Police believe that the hit and run happened on Thursday night.The driver fled northbound on Northwest 72nd Avenue. Police have yet to release a description of the driver.If you have any information on this hit and run, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more