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first_img 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 It starts with an email. Well, not really an email from you, but an email from marketing made to look like it was from you. That email ended up in a spam filter, and your prospective client deleted it, along with a few more that looked a lot like it. This is the starting point of the experience, and it offers no real chance for the establishing of a relationship.It continues with another email. Like the email before it, there are links, the clicking of which is alleged to provide an indication of honest to goodness interest in you and your company. So far, the experience hasn’t been too great for you or your prospective client.In an act of desperation, you call your prospective client, and you leave a message asking them to call you back and leaving your phone number. For some reason, you have decided to give the task of connecting with you to the person you are actually trying to sell. No one understands why they should have to return a salesperson’s call, and your client, unmoved, deletes your voice mail.Back to email. Nothing. Back to voice mail. Nothing. Then, an answered telephone. Yes!You ask your prospective client if you can stop by, introduce yourself, and share all the ways that your company helps their clients, along with the story about how they hung both the Sun and the Moon in the sky. Your prospective client, with the slightest bit of interest, agrees to a meeting.You show up prepared. You have your slide deck, and you have your talking points. You also have questions you intend to use to elicit your prospective client’s needs. She says, “Tell me a little about you and your company.” You launch PowerPoint, and you begin at the beginning, history, buildings, locations, logos . . . your client, stifling a yawn, feigns interest. Then, you ask, “So, what keeps you up at night?”Fortunately, your prospective client has real issues, and she hopes you can help. So she lays out all of her challenges. Lacking an SME, you take meticulous notes, promising to get back to your prospective client with some answers, and you promise to schedule an appointment to bring someone with you to your next meeting. Your client asks, “Can you send me a proposal and some pricing?” You, anxiously agree.You send the pricing and the proposal by email, as requested. Your client gives it a very quick glance, and she leaves it in her inbox. She’s not sure she likes it. She’s not sure she doesn’t like it. She doesn’t know if she wants to show it to the rest of her team, or the leadership team who would need to approve any decision to buy from you.So, not hearing anything, you take the bold move of sending an email to follow up.This is a cautionary tale. There are good reasons for you to control the sales process, and chief among them is the buyer’s experience buying from you.last_img read more

first_imgAhmedabad crime branch refused to arrest Hardik Patel and his supporters in a case filed last week for rioting and arson at a BJP municipal councillor’s residence in the city. On Monday, Hardik and his dozen odd supporters, who too are named in the case, approached the crime branch to surrender but they were turned away on the grounds that the investigation officer (IO) in the case was out of station. “Mr.Patel was required to present himself before us every Monday. So, Mr. Patel asked us to arrest him and others but as the IO (investigating officer) is out of station, we told him we will do it later,” assistant commissioner of police(ACP) B. C. Solanki said. On March 20, Ramol police station in Ahmedabad lodged a rioting and arson case against Mr. Patel and 59 other Patel quota agitators for creating a ruckus outside the house of BJP councillor, who lodged the case against the agitators. After the FIR was lodged, the local police station arrested 13 persons named in the FIR while the case was handed over to the special agency Crime Branch, which had earlier booked Hardik and others in sedition case.last_img read more

first_imgThe crisis within the ruling Naga People’s Front (NPF) government in Nagaland has further deepened with Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu sacking 10 of his parliamentary secretaries following a demand for his removal, an official said on July 9, 2017.The development comes as former Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang on July 8, 2017 wrote to Governor P.B. Acharya and staked claim to form a new government. He claimed he has the support of 33 NPF legislators and seven Independent legislators. In the wake of the demand for his removal, Mr. Liezietsu, who is also the NPF chief, terminated four NPF legislators and six Independent legislators, as parliamentary secretaries.The Nagaland government issued notifications terminating the appointment of Mr. Zeliang as Advisor (Finance) and Mr. Nuklotoshi as Advisor to Chief Minister.Apart from sacking the legislators, the NPF Disciplinary Action Committee which met on July 8, 2017 also suspended 10 legislators as primary and active members of the party.Those suspended include Home Minister Yanthungo Patton, Power Minister Kipili Sangtam, National Highway and Political Affairs Minister G. Kaito Aye, Forest and Environment Minister Imkong L. Imchen, besides, Shetoyi, Nuklutoshi, Deo Nukhu, Naiba Konyak, Benjongliba and Mr. Zeliang. Mr. Zeliang along with 41 legislators are camping at Borgos resort in Kaziranga National Park in Assam to discuss the transition of power. “All 41 of us are intact and we are waiting only for Governor Acharya to invite Zeliang to form the government,” Forest and Environment Minister Imkong L. Imchen told IANS.“We don’t care about (suspension from the party) it because those people who have signed the suspension order do not have the grassroots support,” Mr. Imchen said, while refusing to divulge further.Governor Acharya is in Maharashtra and he is expected to return to Nagaland in a few days.The fresh political instability has come at a time when Mr. Liezietsu is gearing up for the July 29 byelection from the Northern Angami-I assembly constituency. Mr. Liezietsu has however voiced confidence that the crisis within the NPF would be resolved at the earliest.Mr. Liezietsu was sworn in as Chief Minister on February 22, 2017 after Mr. Zeliang’s resignation following a violent protest by tribal groups who were opposed to his move to hold civic polls with 33% reservation for women.The Chief Minister said that he was deeply pained by the recent disturbing developments affecting the normal functioning of the government.“The current issue is within the NPF party and will be resolved at the earliest to bring about normalcy in the state. The mandate of the people will be respected and the present crisis will be resolved in the larger interest of the people of the state,” Mr. Liezietsu stated.Noting that the NPF-led government will complete its full term, the beleaguered Chief Minister appealed to the people of the state to remain calm.In his letter to the Governor, Mr. Zeliang said “The legislators also urged the present Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu, who is a non-legislator, to resign and pave way for me (Mr. Zeliang) to take over as the Chief Minister.”Claiming support of 34 (including himself) out of the 47 NPF legislators, he also told Mr. Acharya that seven Independent legislators have also affirmed their support in his favour.The legislators wanted him to continue as leader of NPF legislature party and also authorised him to stake claim to form a new NPF-led Democratic Alliance of Nagaland government.In the truncated 59-member Assembly, the ruling Democratic Alliance of Nagaland coalition government comprises 47 NPF legislators, four BJP and eight Independents. The NPF MLAs include the 10 suspended legislators.Interestingly, Mr. Zeliang has even warmed up to his once bitter rival Neiphiu Rio, a three-time Nagaland Chief Minister. Mr. Rio, the lone Lok Sabha member from Nagaland, was suspended a couple of years back for “anti-party activities”, particularly against Mr. Zeliang.last_img read more

first_imgMONTREAL – The concept of “western alienation” is real and dangerous, and people in the region feel as though their aspirations aren’t in line with those in the rest of Canada, Rona Ambrose said Tuesday.“We have a population in Alberta feeling as though their goals aren’t part of the federation’s goals — it’s dangerous,” the former interim Tory leader told an audience in Montreal as they celebrated the opening of a new school of public policy at McGill University.She said one incident that recently provoked sentiments of alienation in Western Canada was the rejoicing of politicians in Quebec — notably outgoing Montreal mayor Denis Coderre — to news that TransCanada was abandoning its Energy East pipeline project.She added the ill-fated plan to ship Alberta crude through Quebec to a port in New Brunswick for refining and sale overseas represented “hope” for Albertans, who have been suffering economically since the price of oil fell several years ago.Ambrose cited opposition inside neighbouring British Columbia to the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion as another factor leading western Canadians to question their place in the country.“Over a short time frame, (opposition to energy projects) has become a political issue on the ground,” said Ambrose, who spent 13 years representing citizens in Alberta at the federal level and served as interim Conservative leader.“It’s getting easy to stir up feelings of alienation — it’s not good for the federation.”She said the idea that western Canadians, especially Albertans, are increasingly feeling out of place inside the vision of Canada put forward by the current federal government “is very real.”Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been criticized for lacking enthusiasm for getting Canada’s oil and gas resources to market.The Conservatives blame Trudeau’s government for the failure of Energy East while Ottawa says the company’s decision to cancel the project was due to business considerations.Hard feelings in Western Canada toward Ottawa were summed up recently by Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall:“(Trudeau’s) actions and his government’s actions may well have some westerners wondering if this country really values Western Canada, the resources we have, and the things we do to contribute to the national economy and to quality of life for all,” he said.Ambrose was among several prominent Canadians on hand to celebrate the opening of a school of public policy made possible by a $10-million donation by the Max Bell Foundation.Former prime minister Paul Martin as well as Michael Sabia, president and CEO of the Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec, were among those who spoke at the event.Ambrose retired from politics last summer and is now a Global Fellow for the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, which is based in Washington, D.C.last_img read more

first_imgFREDERICTON – A legislative committee in New Brunswick has concluded that harassment allegations against Speaker Chris Collins were founded, but only in part.The legislature’s administration committee met for two hours Monday before deputy Speaker Bernard LeBlanc emerged to read a prepared statement, saying the committee had received a summary of findings from an independent, third-party investigator.“The investigation was conducted in an impartial and fair manner,” LeBlanc said outside the legislature. “It was extensive and is now complete.”LeBlanc said investigator Leslie Macleod concluded that a complaint of harassment lodged against Collins earlier this year was “founded in part,” and that there was a violation of the province’s workforce harassment policy.The name of the complainant and details of the allegations have yet to be released.LeBlanc said committee members would not be commenting on the findings, and he declined to answer questions when reporters pressed for details.Premier Brian Gallant later issued a statement, saying he expected a remedy to be determined by the “appropriate authority within the legislative branch.”“We take any allegations of harassment seriously and must always work to ensure we have safe and respectful workplaces,” the Liberal premier said.Gallant announced in early April that Collins was being suspended from the Liberal caucus, saying the premier’s office had been made aware of potential allegations of harassment in February, but the complainant didn’t come forward with allegations until two months later.In May, Collins announced he would sit as an Independent while pursuing a case of libel and slander against the provincial government.Collins’s lawyer, T.J. Burke, has said his client was given no information about the nature of the allegation but would fight them “tooth and nail.”The member for Moncton Centre said Gallant’s decision to suspend him was done without any concern for his rights or those of the complainant.“I was placed upon the altar of public consumption then and there, for reasons not yet completely clear,” Collins wrote in May.Collins said he has never seen a human resources matter handled in this manner, saying the actions of the premier have damaged his political opportunities in the provincial election set for Sept. 24.First elected to the provincial legislature in a 2007 byelection, Collins had previously served three years as a Moncton city councillor. He was briefly minister of local government under former Liberal premier Shawn Graham, and was elected Speaker after the Liberals returned to power in September 2014 under Gallant.last_img read more

(Updated for 6pm)Opposition MPP’s at Queen’s Park say they have more ammunition in the power plant scandal and more reason to be skeptical.The skepticism follows testimony from a top aide to former Premier Dalton McGuinty who came out swinging at the legislature committee looking into the gas plant scandal.Al Sweeney follows this story for us again Tuesday and joins with the latest details.00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09

first_imgA man feels the full force of Storm Doris, while high winds make it difficult for planes landing at airports across the UK.The unlucky man fell on his back after the wind blew him along the pavement in Merseyside.  @GranadaReports @Guesty22 sliding into those dms be like— Toby Dunne (@dunne_toby) February 23, 2017 @GranadaReports are you gerrard in disguise— Tøm (@ZlatOnPitch) February 23, 2017 @GranadaReports 😅 I know we shouldn’t laugh but so funny.— Paula Thompson (@PThompson1024) February 23, 2017 The Storm Doris weather bomb’s 100mph gusts and blizzard-like snow has wreaked havoc across the UK – here’s how the internet reacted.While a KLM plane was thrown around by wind and rain as it made its hazardous descent into Leeds Bradford Airport.As Doris hit, Peel Ports in Liverpool announced the city’s port had been closed due to “100mph gusts of wind”, PA reports. center_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The company said: “All operations are stood down for the safety of our employees, contractors and customers of the port.”Network Rail advised that “Storm Doris has caused significant disruption throughout the country”, with an enforced speed limit on some lines. “#StormDoris is literally blowing people off their feet in Merseyside,” ITV Granada Reports tweeted. Another woman in the background of the clip can be seen holding onto a railing for support as the man takes a tumble. How Twitter reacted last_img read more

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← Previous Story WCh 2013 Group C and D: Polish revenge for Alicante – Spain against Croatia for the first place! Next Story → Germany beat France – “Experts” against Iceland for 1/4 finals! Friday is the crucial day for the teams in Group A and B at the World Championship 2013 in Spain:GROUP AArgentina – Tunisia 16France – Germany 18:15Montenegro – Brazil 20:45GROUP BRussia – Chile 15:45Iceland – Qatar 18Denmark – Macedonia 20.15

first_imgThe scrappy, underground, open source team is now a full-fledged startup, and the CyanogenMod team has big plans to take their project to a whole new level. The first step along the way will be a new tool that allows anyone to effortlessly install CyangenMod on a supported device.If you’re familiar with the CynaogenMod project, there’s a good chance you’re kind of a tech geek (which is understandable given the website you’re currently reading). CyanogenMod is one of many open source projects created with a desire to bring new features and updates to Android phones long after their manufacturers and carriers have decided they don’t need further updates. CyanogenMod has grown explosively over the last couple of years, with millions of users and dozens of supported devices, all able to use the latest version of Android. The most impressive thing about the CM project has been that so much was accomplished in spite of these individuals having day jobs and actual lives.Recently, Steve Kondik and Koushik Dutta, along with fourteen other talented individuals, abandoned those day jobs in pursuit of a dream that will excite Android fans all over the globe. As of today Cyanogen Inc is officially a startup with one goal — to make CyanogenMod even more incredible.In a letter addressed to all of the users, contributors, and fans of the CyanogenMod project, Steve Kondik explained the situation as best he could. Shortly after he left Samsung he teamed up with Koushik Dutta to try and build a better CM. With the help of longtime contributors to the project — including Chris Soyars, Ricardo Cerqueira, Abhisek Devkota, and others — the company was formed. Sixteen people split between offices in Palo Alto and Seattle are the start of a company geared towards creating what they are confident will be the best aftermarket OS for Android phones.Benchmark Capital and Redpoint Ventures are backing the newly formed company, giving them the resources necessary to see what happens when you take a project from something done in your spare time to something done full time.If you’ve been paying attention to their recent progress, you’ll see that the CM team has already started to show the results of these efforts. Starting with the series of updates that werecodenamed “Nemesis”, and including recent efforts in secure communication and remote device administration, the team has been hard at work to create the features they feel their users need.Next up is making CyanogenMod available to as many people as possible, regardless of how technically savvy they are. Right now, the most difficult part of using CM on your phone is installing it. To address this, there will be an installer app available on the Google Play Store soon that will allow users the ability to install without any technical know-how. The app will rely on a desktop component, so you’ll run the app and connect to your computer. When the phone reboots, you’ll be running CyanogenMod. (Check out the gallery above to get a better idea of what this will look like.)Obviously it’s not as simple as just saying you are a company. You have to make money somehow, and the current everything free model of CM is clearly not how to make money. So, what are they going to do? Charging for CM isn’t likely to be a winning strategy, after all. When I asked Koushik Dutta this in a recent interview, he explained that the focus right now is on making everything rock solid, not monetization.“We’ll be working hard on things like Voice+, CM Account features, and security for a little while. I’ve been working on AirPlay mirroring and screen recording features that will make their way into CM at some point. There’s plenty of things in the product pipeline already, and we’ll be releasing new features as quickly as we can. The only limitation we have right now is with the number of engineers and designers we currently have. As we hire more people and build this company, we’ll be able to work on so many cool things.” The CM Seattle office, with a familiar paint themeIn his letter, Kondik made it clear that he had no intention of closing source for CyanogenMod or allowing the project to stagnate. He stands resolute in his belief that there is a was to support both the company and the community, and his goal is to make sure that is where CM goes. The community surrounding this project is significant by any scale. With over 7.6 million active users and hundreds of contributors supporting dozens of Android phones and tablets, this startup is coming out of the gate with a huge audience ready to offer feedback and criticism on any of a thousand things. To be able to look at that audience and explain that you now have to resources to work at a pace that is likely an order of magnitude greater than ever before is bound to be incredibly exciting to just about everyone.In a brief interview with Steve Kondik, he reaffirmed that the next few months will be all about strengthening CM and making it something users of any skill level can take advantage of. This includes flexible update schedules and a more user-friendly OTA update system, so more technical users can still take advantage of nightly builds while casual users can choose to update bimonthly or later if they like. Kondik explained that the position CM is in when it comes to building out new features right now is all about exploring what is possible, taking advantage of the unique position they are in. They don’t feel the need to monetize every step of everything they do like carriers or manufacturers, so there’s incentive to apply intelligence in situations that just creates better overall experiences.Being able to witness the growth of this project into a company has been fascinating. The CyanogenMod team came together from all over the world in support of an idea that they believed in, and that idea grew and audience of millions who in turn encouraged them to take things from casual and fun to what could become the first widely used aftermarket OS on a smartphone. Much in the same way that some users buy a Windows machine from their local electronics store and install Linux on it as soon as they get home, the same could very soon be true for smartphone and tablet owners of every skill level. It’s an exciting time to be a fan of Android and everything that exists under that name. VIEW PHOTO GALLERY CM Installer 1CM Installer 1CM Installer 2CM Installer 3CM Installer 4CM Installer 5CM Installer 6CM Installer 7last_img read more

first_imgiPad : des testeurs aux avis partagésÉtats-Unis – C’est samedi que l’iPad débarquera aux États-Unis, un mois avant de conquérir le monde entier… ou pas. En effet, si parmi les premiers testeurs, nombreux sont ceux déjà envoûtés par la tablette d’Apple, d’autres se montrent beaucoup moins enthousiastes.Un grand écran tactile de 9,6 pouces, la possibilité de regarder une vidéo comme de lire un livre numérique, écouter de la musique ou surfer sur Internet, le tout développé par Apple, géant de Cupertino qui domine déjà le marché des smartphones avec son iPhone, et celui des lecteurs MP3 avec l’iPod : l’iPad a de quoi séduire nombre de consommateurs. “Certains ont dit que l’iPad n’était qu’un gros iPhone, ou une simple liseuse d’e-books. Je ne suis pas d’accord. C’est un ordinateur” assure Walt Mossberg, journaliste au Wall Street Journal, après avoir testé l’iPad pendant une semaine. Rapidité, qualité de l’affichage, autonomie : la tablette d’Apple est “un produit impressionnant, largement à la hauteur de l’énorme curiosité qu’il a suscité” s’enthousiasmeEdward Baig, journaliste à USA Today.Pour David Pogue, du New York Times, “l’iPad est si rapide, si léger, l’écran multipoint est si lumineux et réactif, le logiciel si simple à utiliser, que cela en fait un gadget unique en son genre”.À lire aussiTabac, Apple et eau, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 29 maiMais si l’iPad semble capable de séduire tous les technophobes, il présente malgré tout certains défauts qui pourraient les faire changer d’avis. On peut en effet regretter l’absence de clavier physique, de port USB ou encore d’une webcam qui aurait été la bienvenue avec le si grand écran de l’iPad.Si en tant que tablette, l’iPad remplit à merveille son rôle, il n’est définitivement pas un ordinateur bien qu’il en affiche le prix. Certains pourraient préférer investir dans un pc portable à 500 euros plutôt que dans une tablette jugée trop fermée par une grande partie de ceux qui l’ont testée.Le 2 avril 2010 à 18:38 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_imgLe rhinocéros de Java disparait totalement du VietnamDes groupes de défense de la nature dont WWF viennent d’annoncer la disparition du rhinocéros de Java. Son dernier représentant vient d’être retrouvé mort, au Vietnam, la corne frontale coupée.Le rhinocéros de Java est une espèce particulièrement menacée de disparition, avec seulement 50 individus recensés dans un parc national en Indonésie. Son unique représentant vietnamien a été retrouvé mort, la corne coupée, faisant ainsi totalement disparaître l’espèce de ce pays. En effet, tous les échantillons d’excréments récoltés dans le parc national de Cat Tien en 2009 et 2010, son seul habitat connu, avaient été identifiés comme provenant de l’animal disparu. “Si rien n’est fait pour protéger les habitats et lutter contre la chasse illégale, la situation conduira sans aucun doute à l’extinction de nombreuses autres espèces au Vietnam”, a prédit Nick Cox, responsable du Fonds mondial pour la nature (WWF) pour la région du Mékong. La fondation estime en effet que le braconnage est la cause de la mort du rhinocéros. Il avait été retrouvé en avril 2010 avec une balle dans une patte et la corne coupée dans le parc situé à environ 160 kilomètres de Ho Chi Minh-Ville. Selon le WWF “le Vietnam a perdu une partie de son héritage naturel”.”Une protection insuffisante de la part du parc a été en fin de compte la cause de cette extinction”, a ajouté la WWF, qui souligne que la demande de cornes de rhinocéros pour la médecine traditionnelle augmente chaque année. “La protection et l’expansion de la population indonésienne sont une priorit锑, a encore insisté l’organisation.Le 25 octobre 2011 à 11:43 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_img Twitter Google+ Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp WWE posted the following video highlights from last night’s 5/15 episode of Smackdown Live from London, England.WWE Champion AJ Styles faces Shinsuke Nakamura to determine the stipulation for their match at Money in the BankThe New Day vs. The Bar where the winning team will have one member qualify for Money in the BankBecky Lynch vs. Mandy Rose vs. Sonya Deville in a Money in the Bank Qualifying MatchAndrade Cien Almas makes his Smackdown Live debutCarmella’s Royal Mellabration featuring AsukaThe Bludgeon Brothers continue to warn the Smackdown Tag Team Division Jason Namakolast_img read more

first_imgAccording to Gianfranco Zola, the difficult time the Italian manager is having currently with the Blues is just like Guardiola suffered in his first season with Manchester City.When Pep Guardiola joined Manchester City, his first season proved to be a difficult one.Guardiola and the Citizens ended up in third place of the table with 23 out of 38 games played.But the next year he became a champion with his new team for the first time.And now his side sit first in the Premier League table and have a big chance to become back-to-back champions.For Chelsea’s assistant manager Gianfranco Zola, what Guardiola endured in his first season at City is what’s happening to Maurizio Sarri in Chelsea.MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 10: Maurizio Sarri, Manager of Chelsea looks on prior to the Premier League match between Manchester City and Chelsea FC at Etihad Stadium on February 10, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 10: Maurizio Sarri, Manager of Chelsea looks on prior to the Premier League match between Manchester City and Chelsea FC at Etihad Stadium on February 10, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)“How do you know that we are not making changes?” Zola said to Sky Sports.“We are adjusting a few things but without changing where we want to go. The direction is always the same.”“Two years ago you were probably asking the same questions to Pep Guardiola. I do remember you asking him, ‘is that the case that you keep playing from the back?’,” he continued.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“And I remember the answers of Pep, saying, ‘this is not in discussion, this is part of my game, I know I am going through this difficult moment, and I don’t change it’.”“I think we are pretty much in a similar moment, where there are a lot of questions and doubts about what we do, but again we are trying to adapt to the league and make some changes,” Zola said.“But we don’t change the way we see football and what is good for this club, because otherwise, we are nothing.”Chelsea is currently in sixth place of the EPL table with 50 points, thanks to 15 matches won, five draws and six defeats.#OnTheGrill: Could Maurizio Sarri face the #CFC sack if he comes up short to #MUFC in their #FACup clash? 👀The Stamford Bridge boss is under immense pressure 🔵— Managerial Mindset (@ManagerialMinds) February 17, 2019last_img read more

first_imgTraffic fears near quarry become reality, neighbors sayThere was a time, seven years ago, when Todd Ford could put a hose in the hot tub at his Yacolt Mountain home and fill it with well water. His shallow well, just 15 feet deep, sat atop a natural spring, and the water was pure and plentiful. “Everybody who came up here thought I had the best water,” he said. No more. “If I were to fill the tub up now, I would get it half full before there was no more water and have to wait for the well to recover,” he said.The pond in Ford’s yard, where he keeps cutthroat trout and brook trout, has shrunk by half, and like many fish ponds on the mountain, has filled with sediment. “Now you can see a sandbar from our deck,” he said. “The trout are smaller, and there aren’t as many. We had a couple of beaver, but they left.” Water quantity is not Ford’s only concern.“Our water is still pretty clear,” he said. “It just became super acidic.” The well water has corroded his copper pipes, causing water to spray everywhere. He ended up replacing mildewed kitchen cupboards and stripping his kitchen floor down to bare wood. At one point, he and his wife moved into the Battle Ground Best Western for a month. oooShirley Miller has lived in her house near Yacolt Mountain for 35 years. Her well used to produce 35 gallons a minute. She remembers keeping the sprinklers running all day, watering four acres of fields. But four and a half years, ago, when she came home from the hospital after surgery, she noticed a change.last_img read more

first_imgAlmost a quarter (21%) of respondents plan to release cash from their pension funds over and above their tax-free lump sum while they are still working, according to research by Portus Consulting.Its survey of 1,080 UK employees also found that 24% of over-55s plan to take cash out of their pension over and above their tax-free lump sum, rising to 27% among those aged 55 to 64.The study also found that:58% of respondents do not expect to have enough income when they retire.Around half (49%) believe they will have to work beyond 65 because they will not have enough money to live on.22% of respondents aged 45-54 are not aware that they can take cash from their pension pot following the introduction of the pension freedoms in April, and 7% of those aged 55-64 are unaware of this.37% of respondents will use some or all of the cash to clear debts, and 35% plan to take cash to pay for a luxury break. This compares to 35% and 28%, respectively, of respondents aged 55-64 who are planning to release funds from their pension before they retire.Steve Watson, commercial director at Portus Consulting, said: “Now that it has become possible to withdraw more cash from your pension early, there is a real risk that people will give into temptation and take out money which they should save for retirement.“It’s not just an issue for employees, it is increasingly an issue for employers; employees forced to remain in the workplace is not the best for engagement and productivity. Performance issues are inevitable and younger talented employees will become frustrated as career progression is slowed down.”last_img read more

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Full-Time IT Group Manager at UniFirstFull-Time System Administrator Hyper-V at UniFirstFull-Time/Part-Time Caregiver at Associated Home CareFull-Time Technical Analyst at SOVOS ComplianceFull-Time Field Service Associate at TeslaFull-Time Lead Field Service Associate at TeslaPart-Time Merchandiser at Pepsi Co.Full-Time/Part-Time Package Handler at FedExFull-Time Inspector B at Klein Management SystemsFull-Time Information Security Specialist III at L3 Technologies(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”last_img read more

first_img See All Now playing: Watch this: 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value 4:18 Tags Comments The 2020 Chevy Silverado HD gets a new look to match its capability Chevrolet Preview • 2017 Chevrolet Silverado HD: Low on tow, electronic helpers Chicago Auto Show 2019 reading • 2020 Chevy Silverado HD tows up to 35,500 pounds, has up to 910 lb-ft More about 2017 Chevrolet Silverado HD More From Roadshow Share your voice Feb 8 • 2019 Chicago Auto Show recap: Big debuts from Mazda, Toyota, Subaru and morecenter_img 2020 Chevy Silverado HD is a 35,500-pound-towing brute Feb 8 • Ram’s Multifunction Tailgate adds a 60-40 split 21 Photos Feb 8 • Ram’s Multifunction Tailgate can open like French doors General Motors first showed us the look of the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD pickup truck in December, and now, we finally have all the important details. The biggest number concerns towing, which, at up to 35,500 pounds, has increased a whopping 52 percent over the last Silverado HD. That’s slightly more than the new 2019 Ram Heavy Duty (35,100 pounds) and also bests the outgoing 2019 Ford Super Duty (35,000 pounds), though Ford’s figure is likely to climb for 2020 very soon. The Silverado HD’s maximum payload ratings are also up to 7,466 pounds. The new truck can tow up to 52 percent more than its predecessor. Chevrolet Towing capability is, of course, closely related to the beefy powertrains under the hood of the new Silverado HD. The base engine is a new, 6.6-liter, direct-injected Vortec V8 rated for 401 horsepower and 464 pound-feet of torque. That beats the outgoing truck’s base 6.0-liter V8, which was good for 360 hp and 380 lb-ft. It’s paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. The upgrade option is a Duramax 6.6-liter turbodiesel V8, which continues to be rated at 445 hp and 910 lb-ft. That’s a bit behind the curve now that the Ram HD is offering a whopping 1,000 lb-ft with its diesel engine. Still, the Duramax is now mated to a new Allison 10-speed automatic transmission, which helps it bolster the aforementioned towing ratings. In fact, Chevy engineers beefed up all the critical components needed for the Duramax to tow 35,500 pounds. Compared with last year’s HD trucks, the new models’ boxed ladder frame is tougher, the axles are larger, the prop shafts are enlarged and even the Duramax’s cooling fan has increased by 2.5 inches in diameter. Advanced tech makes towing easier Chevrolet’s data show that 90 percent of its heavy-duty truck buyers use their vehicles for towing, so it’s no surprise the automaker has included lots of high technology to make that simpler — and safer — bundled under the brand name Advanced Trailering System. For starters, the Silverado HD can be equipped with cameras that provide up to 15 different camera views, including an accessory camera mounted to a trailer that allows drivers to “see through” what they’re towing. The feature will also be offered on the Chevy’s sibling, the 2020 GMC Sierra HD. It’s worth noting, however, that the Silverado HD does not offer adaptive cruise control, offered by both Ford and Ram’s HD trucks, or lane-keep assist. Chevrolet told Roadshow that adaptive cruise is “coming,” but it’ll likely debut on the Silverado 1500 first. 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HDThe truck’s many variants include this 2500 HD Custom. Chevrolet The Silverado HD also is compatible with a Trailer App you can use to verify lights, tire pressures and other critical check-ins before setting off with a trailer. Each truck also has a customized Trailering Information Label, which reveals that specific model’s curb weight, gross vehicle weight rating, gross combined weight rating, maximum payload, maximum tongue weight and gross axle weight ratings — in other words, all the stats you’d want to know before hitching up your wagon. Other tech features include Park Grade Hold Assist, which can use all four of the truck’s service brakes (rather than just the parking brakes) to keep truck and trailer in place on a slope. The truck will stay in Tow/Haul mode if it was driven in that mode within the prior four hours. And a new after-run feature helps automatically cool down the Duramax diesel when necessary. If the engine is hot after heavy hauling, a message in the instrument cluster will advise the driver to leave the engine running. If he or she ignores it and exists the truck, the remote-start system will activate for up to 15 minutes so the Duramax can cool itself down properly. 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HDEnlarged steps are now able to fit a size-12 boot and can support up to 500 pounds of weight. Chevrolet Bigger all round To go along with the beefed-up towing abilities, Chevy also supersized the Silverado HD everywhere else. Take the bed, for instance, which for the first time in Silverado HD history does not share its box with the 1500 models. The standard box has 6.7 inches more “usable width” and is 3 inches longer, while the long box (8-foot) is now 0.5 inch longer. At the same time, Chevy took steps to make using those boxes easier. The liftover height is now almost an inch lower than before, and the box sides have been lowered for easier fifth-wheel trailer towing. The CornerSteps that help users clamber up to the bed are larger, too, now able to accommodate a size-12 boot and tough enough to support 500 pounds of weight. So too has the truck’s cab itself grown. Silverado HD Crew Cab models now ride on a 5.2-inch longer wheelbase and boast a 10.4-inch longer length with a 1.4-inch wider width. That affords about 3 inches more cab length, Chevy says, contributing to more interior room. 2020 Chevy Silverado HDUp to 15 different camera angles are available to make towing easier and safer. Chevrolet As we saw in earlier releases, the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD also has a brand-new design on the outside — one that has been a little polarizing. Regardless of what you think of the look, it’s worth noting that this Silverado HD has more differentiation from the 1500 model than ever before, with only the roof panel shared between the trucks. That massive front grille can optionally be equipped with active shutters, too, to help reduce drag and thus boost fuel efficiency. There will be five different trim levels, starting with the basic Work Truck and moving up through Custom, LT, LTZ and the flashy High Country. Chevy also says the truck is offered in a total of 22 cab, bed, chassis and driveline combinations. Other engineering tweaks focused on improving usability for truck owners. The diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) filling port has been relocated, next to the diesel fuel filler, and there’s now a DEF level readout offered in the Chevy’s instrument cluster. A head-up display, a heavy-duty truck exclusive, provides more driving info at a glance. A redesigned block-heater plug, integrated into the bumper, is easier to reach and doesn’t require owners to pop the hood or leave cords dangling out of the truck’s grille. And Chevy says a redesigned snow-plow prep package is easier to install, without the need to drill holes in the truck. The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD goes on sale this summer, with pricing set to be confirmed closer to that time. Feb 9 • 2019 Ram 2500 HD gets accessorized with Mopar goodies Chicago Auto Show 2019 Chevrolet • 2 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Trucks 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealouslast_img read more

first_imgPunter found hiding in bushes Driver named following fatal collision Police search for missing woman Follow StokeonTrentLive Download our app  – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store , or get the Android version from Google Play .  Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook – Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like! Follow us on Twitter – For breaking news and the latest stories, click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter . Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories. Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram .center_img Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA motorist has been caught speeding at 130mph on the M6 motorway in Stoke-on-Trent this evening (Tuesday July 2). The driver was spotted by police from the Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG) near the Potteries tonight. The Passat driver is now set to appear in court. A CMPG spokesman said:  “Note the speed this Passat was recorded at on the M6 in Stoke tonight, 130mph.” “The driver put himself and other road users in danger . He is now awaiting his day in court and a possible discretionary disqualification.” The speed limit on UK motorways is 70mph. Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital windowlast_img read more

first_img News | Orthopedic Imaging | November 09, 2017 Sectra to Provide Orthopedic Post-Operative Follow-Up for Teleradiology Company International medical imaging IT and cybersecurity company Sectra recently signed an agreement with the global… read more Technology | Ultrasound Imaging | May 15, 2019 Clarius Releases Clarius Live Ultrasound Telemedicine Solution Clarius Mobile Health released a telemedicine solution called Clarius Live. The simple-to-use feature allows any… read more News | Breast Density | February 14, 2019 Densitas Enters Partnership Agreement With TeleMammography Specialists Breast imaging analytics company Densitas Inc. announced a new collaboration partnership with TeleMammography… read more News | PACS | March 19, 2018 Exa PACS Helps Teleradiology Provider Increase Productivity 400 Percent Nine months after the implementation of Exa PACS (picture archiving and communication system) from Konica Minolta… read more Technology | Teleradiology | June 28, 2018 Dictum Health Launches Advanced Telestroke Module for Virtual Exam Room Platform Dictum Health Inc., creators of the Virtual Exam Room (VER) telehealth technology, announced the release of their Care… read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | March 30, 2018 Philips Integrates Reacts Tele-Ultrasound Platform on Lumify Portable Systems Philips in partnership with Innovative Imaging Technologies (IIT) announced an industry-first integrated tele-… read more News | Teleradiology | May 06, 2019 Chipmunk Health Chooses Philips HealthSuite for Telehealth Services Philips announced that telehealth service provider Chipmunk Health, with locations in the Netherlands and Canada, is… read more News | Teleradiology | April 10, 2019 vRad Receives 19th Patent vRad (Virtual Radiologic), a Mednax Radiology Solutions practice, announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office… read more center_img News | January 09, 2009 Virtual Radiologic Ranked Top Teleradiology Services Provider by KLAS News | Teleradiology | May 10, 2018 DocPanel Partners With University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine Teleradiology company DocPanel announced a partnership with the University of Southern California (USC) Keck School of… read more Related Content January 9, 2009 – Virtual Radiologic Corp. earned the top ranking for KLAS Teleradiology Services category in its 2008 “Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards” report. Virtual Radiologic’s teleradiology solutions address a growing problem in the healthcare industry — the shortage in the number of radiologists to meet increasing demand for diagnostic imaging services. Using proprietary workflow software and a 24/7-staffed operations center, the company’s radiologists provided over 2.2 million diagnostic interpretations last year with a monthly average emergent turnaround time of approximately 17 minutes, said the company. More than 615 customers supporting 1,000 medical facilities rely on Virtual Radiologic to provide preliminary, final or subspecialty diagnostic reports around-the-clock. For more information:, FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Teleradiology | November 25, 2018 Siemens Healthineers Showcases syngo Virtual Cockpit for More Flexible Workforce Management During the 104th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Nov. 25-30… read more Image courtesy of Philips Healthcarelast_img read more

first_imgThe United States and the Republic of Korea have announced a reciprocal agreement for the two nations’ respective trusted traveler programs – the U.S. Global Entry program and Korea Smart Entry Service.Under the deal, which was announced at Washington Dulles International bySecretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner David V. Aguilar and Republic of Korea Minster of Justice Jae-Jin Kwon, South Korea becomes just the third country, after the Netherlands and Canada, to have a fully reciprocal, publicly available trusted traveler program with the US. The agreement also marks the establishment by the US of the first permanent trusted traveler program in Asia.Speaking of the “extraordinary bond” linking the US and Korea, Ms Napolitano said the agreement marked “another major step forward” in the alliance between the countries.“Global Entry and Korea’s Smart Entry Service are not just quick, easy, and efficient for travelers; they also help our customs authorities focus on those travelers we know less about, so that we can more effectively identify potential threats and keep our borders and our countries secure,” she remarked.The US Travel Association and Brand USA have already given the thumbs up to the agreement. The Global Entry Program, part of an overall push by the Federal Government to increase travel and tourism in the US, streamlines the screening process for pre-approved, low risk travelers, reducing average wait times at airports by up to 70 per cent.Global Entry kiosks and Smart Entry Service e-gates are currently available at 25 US international airports. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: M.H.last_img read more