Help Your Client Move Faster

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now I am sitting in the audience waiting to speak at a sales kickoff meeting. Right now, a couple of their clients are on the stage, and they have been asked what makes someone a good strategic partner. Almost everything they say is something that would require a confident salesperson who is willing to “go there.”First, they talk about how to handle a failure. They want the salespeople from the company to tell them what happened, to be transparent, and tell them what they need to do on their end while the failure is being resolved. They also say that they expect challenges and they want to have conversations about how to prepare for the unimaginable event, the Black Swan. They don’t understand why no one is willing to have that conversation with them. Salespeople mistakenly believe that talking about negative issues will cause them to lose credibility and so they avoid these conversations.Second, they say that there is no way a salesperson is going to move their proposed initiative into the one or two spot as it pertains to their priorities. Both of the speakers agree that the systemic challenges they are dealing with have much larger price tags and success there would outweigh even a multimillion-dollar ROI. They both suggest that you could make it the number three on the priority board if it is something truly valuable and that that might get it funded. This is another conversation that can help you grow trust and credibility.Perhaps the most interesting thing either of the speakers disclosed is the fact that they make decisions very slowly, much slower than they want to—and slower than they need to. The company’s client said “We move very slowly until we decide, and then we need you to move fast. If you can help us move faster by providing us with resources, you need to come and tell us what we can do.” There are probably ten conversations you could have with your clients right now to get them ready to move faster—if you frame it as wanting to help them go fast when they decide.If you want to know what clients think, ask them. If you ask them what they want, they’ll tell you—and the answer will provide you a key to creating value and establishing a relationship as a strategic partner.last_img read more

Dreaming big and chasing their dreams

first_imgDriven by a desire to change the “political discourse of the country”, over 50 alumni of IIT have got together and formed a new party, the Bahujan Azad Party, to contest the Lok Sabha poll. Formed in April last year, the party has been allotted “slate” as its election symbol.“Our party symbol signifies our motto: nurture the root first,” say a group of IITians in one voice as their white SUV moves precariously on a narrow levee full of potholes in Bihar’s Sheohar constituency. “It (levee) has been in construction for 20 years… you can see its condition, and they [parties in power in Bihar and at the Centre] keep talking about development,” says Anand Kumar Kushwaha.A bespectacled young man clad in white kurta and blue jeans, Mr. Kushwaha is an alumnus of IIT-Delhi. He passed out in 2006 and founded a start-up in Bangkok. But somewhere in his heart, he says, there was an ache to do something for the people of his State.Online coaching He later came in contact with NGO ‘Mauka Foundation’ run by fellow IITian Akhilesh Kumar. Over 50 IITians were associated with the foundation that gives online coaching to IIT aspirants living in remote villages.However, they all had dreams in their eyes and wanted to empower the downtrodden. Their IIT fellows in Delhi had seen and participated in the “Anna movement”. But they got disillusioned with fellow IITian Arvind Kejriwal’s (now Chief Minister of Delhi) “hurry to get power” and decided to take the plunge themselves.“So we formed BAP,” says party president Naveen Kumar alias Virodhi Naveen.Local contribution BAP has decided to contest five seats in Bihar (Sheohar, West Champaran, Karakat, Patna Sahib and Patliputra), 22 in Maharashtra, one in U.P. (Allahabad), one in Punjab (Bathinda) and two in Delhi. “We’ve our own way of interacting with the locals… we move on bicycles fitted with loudspeakers and reach out to people through meetings. The response is very encouraging,” says Mr. Akhilesh, who is also the party’s Bihar unit president. “While campaigning we seek a contribution of ₹1 from the locals to meet our expenses.” Mr. Kushwaha is pitted against two-time sitting BJP MP Rama Devi and Syed Faisal Ali, a journalist, fielded by the RJD in Sheohar that goes to the polls on May 12.last_img read more

Replication Effort Provokes Praise—And ‘Bullying’ Charges

first_img(Science’s transition to a new website has led to the temporary, we hope, loss of some comments on past online stories. We are working to restore those comments. Meanwhile, the previously posted comments for the story are available in this document. We encourage the scientific community to leave additional comments on the full-length version of this story at the link below, rather than on this summary as the restoration of past comments may override any new ones here. We’re sorry for the inconvenience.)This week, a global network of nearly 100 psychologists unveiled the results of their attempt to repeat 27 well-known psychology studies. In more than half of the cases, the replication was a partial or complete failure. Some are heralding the replications as a renaissance for the social sciences. But some on the receiving end of the replication are calling it an inquisition.For the full story, see this week’s issue of Science.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more

While desis dither, expats keen to join Aadhaar club

first_imgWhile many Indians are in a tizzy over Aadhaar (to get one or not, to link your bank account or not) several foreigners based in India have quietly opted for the 12-digit number. Not many know this, but the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016 says any resident of India who has stayed in the country for 182 days or more in the 12 months before applying for the card, is eligible for one. Related Itemslast_img

SA vs Ire: South Africa beat Ireland by 131 runs

first_imgJean-Paul Duminy missed his century by a single run as South Africa beat Ireland by a massive 131-run margin in their World Cup Group B match at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Tuesday. ScoreChasing 273, Ireland were bundled out for 141 in 33.2 overs.Like South Africa, Ireland too saw their opener William Porterfield walk back early. A good length ball from round the wicket that was pitched on the off by Morne Morkel, saw the left-hander nick the ball to Graeme Smith in the slips when the score was 8/1 off the last ball of the second over.South Africa could have got another one early had Morkel no dropped Paul Stirling in the third over. But, the joy was short-lived for the Irish team as in the very next over Morkel made amends and got the better of Stirling with Jacques Kallis performing the final rites. Stirling fell for 10 and South Africa lost their second wicket on 19/2. Then came a lull as far as South Africa bowlers were concerend as both Ed Joyce and Niall O’Brien were trying hard to build the innings. But, the storm wasn’t far away and it took the shape of Jacques Kallis. Kallis struck on the fifth ball of his first over to despatch Niall on 10 and Ireland lost their third wicket on 35.The spinners too got going with offie Johan Botha claiming Ed Joyce on 51/4.Finally, Kevin O’Brien and Gary Wilson got on with a partnership. The duo had put 41 runs on board for the fifth wicket when another spinner.advertisementThis time a left-arm spinner Robin Peterson got rid of ‘giant killer’ Kevin on 19 to reduced Ireland to 92/5 in 22 overs. But his over was far from over and on the fifth ball of the same over he got the other man who had got the partnership going. Wilson fell on 31 off a LBW decision that even saw the Irish team waste their review. Ireland were now 95/6.A few minutes later Peterson got rid of Alex Cusack to increase his victims tally to three and reduce Ireland on 107/7. From here on things just fell apart for the Ireland team as the last three wickets fell in the space of 34 runs.Morkel and Peterson finished with three wickets a piece.South Africa inningsEarlier, J.P. Duminy scored a fine 99 as South Africa put 272/7 on board after being put to bat.It turned out to be a rather poor start for the South Africans as they lost their opener Hashim Amla early. Amla fell trying to play an upper cut off Boyd Rankin. The ball took a thickish edge of his bat and George Dockrell took a fine catch in the deep. He scored 18 of 17 balls. South Africa lost their first wicket on 18/1 in the 5th over.The slide started with that wicket as soon South Africa were reduced to 117/5 with their in-form batsmen back in the pavillion.Skipper Graeme Smith, who has been out of form since long, was the second wicket of the day out on a run out. South Africa lost him on 52/2 in the 10th over. Smith managed to score just seven runs.But, there was more to come as Dockrell clean bowled Morne van Wyk and Jacques Kallis got run out and South Africa were reduced to 95/4 in the 21st over.The Proteas plight was far from over. Soon Faf du Plessis too walked back when the score was a partly 117/5. Paul Stirling flighted the ball outside the off-stump, Plessis was lured into playing a shot and an edge off his bat was easily taken by Trent Johnston in the slips cordon. South Africa fell to 117/5 in the 27th over. Finally, J.P. Duminy and Colin Ingram provided some stablity to the South Africa innings. However, just when things were looking up for South Africa, Johnston struck again to send Ingram back. A slower ball from him deceived the batsman, who went for a sweep but the ball kept low and struck his stumps to reduce South Africa to 204/6 in the 40th over. Ingram put 87 runs for the sixth wicket with Duminy before getting out on 46.Towards the end Duminy and Johan Botha helped South Africa reach a decent total at the Eden Gardens. The duo put on 65 runs for the seventh wicket before Duminy fell on 99 while attempting a big hit in the last over off John Mooney. He didn’t quite time the ball and ended up giving a catch to Johnston in the deep. He fell when the South Africa score was 269.advertisementBotha and Robin Petersen remained unbeaten to help South Africa post 272/7 in 50 overs.last_img read more

Brett Brown: Jimmy Butler wasn’t disrespectful when questioning role

first_img“There’s nobody trying to figure this out more than I am,” Brown said.Butler’s contention is that he would like to be used more in pick-and-roll or isolation situations offensively, but those aren’t hallmarks of Brown’s offense.“You can’t always win on your own terms,” Brown said.Brown said that he would like to accommodate Butler’s request as much as he can without completely altering his system and what he thinks will work for the 76ers’ other stars.“The team part of this is my true north,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View comments Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting ‘Mr. Football’ Elmer Bedia optimistic of Azkals in AFC Cup LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Brown dismissed the report before Saturday’s game against the Dallas Mavericks.“I didn’t feel like any of that crossed the line,” Brown said. “He’s vocal. He’s all in and he has opinions, but it’s instigated by me. None of this should surprise anybody. He’s got opinions. He wants to be heard. And he should be heard.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionButler was not available for comment, and the Sixers said he would not play Saturday night due to an upper respiratory infection.Philadelphia acquired Butler, a four-time All-Star, last month with an eye on making a run to the NBA championship. But meshing Butler with stars Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid hasn’t always been easy — which Brown acknowledged. 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 Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issuecenter_img The 76ers are 16-8 since acquiring Butler from the Minnesota Timberwolves in November.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LATEST STORIES SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE – In this Dec. 30, 2018, file photo, Philadelphia 76ers guard Jimmy Butler, front, drives to the basket past Portland Trail Blazers forward Al-Farouq Aminu during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore. Philadelphia coach Brett Brown denied a report that Butler was disrespectful while questioning his role in the 76ers offense. A report published on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, said that Butler recently challenged Brown in a disrespectful way and wants to be utilized differently in the coach’s offensive scheme. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes, File)PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia coach Brett Brown denied a report that Jimmy Butler was disrespectful while questioning his role in the 76ers offense.A report published on Friday said that Butler recently challenged Brown in a disrespectful way and wants to be utilized differently in the coach’s offensive scheme.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more


first_imgUdhagamandalam, Apr 20 (PTI):Following are the resultsUdhagamandalam, Apr 20 (PTI):Following are the results of the 3rd day races held here today.1st race: The Elkhill Cup, 1600 M.Prince Vailiant (Mr.E.Ramesh) 57 C.Umesh firstScarlatti 57.5 Md.Hesnain secondZlato 56 K.V.Baskar thirdGlorious Regime 57 Ayaz Ahmed fourthAll RanWon by: 9-1/2L, 5-1/4L, 1L.Time: one min, 40.13 secs.Winner Trained By : B.SureshFavourite: Scarlatti(MORE) PTI COR BN TRK KK ATKlast_img

Joe Root wants to convert more fifties into hundreds

first_imgEngland batsman Joe Root has identified the need to be more assertive to convert his half-centuries to three figure scores, starting with the third Test against Sri Lanka at Lord’s on Thursday.The 25-year-old has been dismissed 13 times between the scores of 50 and 98 since 2015, and was most recently caught on 80 against Sri Lanka in the second Test, which he described as a “car crash”.Root, who is ranked second in the world Test rankings behind Australia’s Steven Smith, said he should have doubled the nine Test centuries he has amassed in his career.’VERY FRUSTRATING’ “Probably double (number of centuries) if you look at the amount of fifties. You are always striving to get better. Over the last couple of months it has been very frustrating,” Root told British media.”I am contributing quite consistently and I feel like I’m playing well, really well.”But you don’t win games with seventies and eighties and starts, so you want to make sure you cash in when you get those opportunities.’I’M NOT THROWING IT AWAY’ “There have been a few decent deliveries but basically and mainly it has been batsman error that needs to be addressed in practice.”England head into the third test against Sri Lanka with an unassailable 2-0 series lead, and Root said he hoped to target a big score.”This week I’ll just have to make sure if the opportunity arises that history doesn’t repeat itself,” he added.”It’s an annoyance I want to put right and make sure over the rest of the summer if I get in and pass 50 I’m not throwing it away.”advertisementlast_img read more

Antoine Griezmann confirms Atletico Madrid exit amid rumours of Barcelona move

first_imgFrance striker Antoine Griezmann will leave Atletico Madrid at the end of the season, the player said in a video released on the club’s official Twitter account on Tuesday.The 28-year-old did not reveal where he would be playing next but widespread reports in the Spanish media said he would be joining Barcelona, who he famously rejected last year before penning a new contract with Atletico until 2023.World Cup winner Griezmann, who signed a new five-year contract last June, said he had told Atletico coach Diego Simeone and chief executive Miguel Angel Gil Marin of his decision and addressed the supporters in the video message.”After speaking to Simeone and Miguel Angel and the club hierarchy I wanted to immediately tell you, the Atletico fans who have always given me a lot of love that I have taken the decision to leave, to see other things, to have other challenges,” he said.”The truth is it has been difficult to arrive to this point but I feel it’s what I need to do, I want to thank you for all the support you have given me in these five years, where I won my first trophies.”Griezmann rejected an offer from Barcelona last June, documenting his internal struggles about whether to make the move in a landmark documentary called ‘The Decision’, produced by Barcelona defender Gerard Pique’s Kosmos production company.. @AntoGriezmann: “These five years have been incredible. Thank you very much for everything, I carry you in my heart.”ético de Madrid (@atletienglish) May 14, 2019The last contract he signed initially raised his release clause to 200 million euros ($224.06 million) but several media reports say that figure will drop to 120 million on July 1.Griezmann, who joined Atletico from Real Sociedad for a reported 30 million euros in 2014, has been the team’s top scorer in each of the five seasons he has been at the club.He was Atletico’s inspirational figure when they won the 2018 Europa League, scoring twice in a 3-0 win over Olympique Marseilles in the final, before helping them win the UEFA Super Cup. Griezmann also lifted the Spanish Super Cup in 2014.He played in the 2016 Champions League final, which Atletico lost on penalties to Real Madrid, and was named as the third best player in the world at that year’s FIFA Ballon d’Or awards.Will always hold Atletico fans in my heart: Griezmann”I’ve had some incredible moments which I’ll always remember, I’ll always hold Atletico fans in my heart, it’s never easy to make a decision like this,” added Griezmann.”Many thanks for everything, I have really enjoyed myself in the last five years, I’ve given everything on the pitch and I’ve always tried to be a good person.”I have tried to give lots of joy to the fans at the Wanda Metropolitano and to our fans at away games, many thanks from my heart and until next time.”Griezmann is the latest high profile player to announce that he is leaving Atletico at the end of the season.France defender Lucas Hernandez agreed to join Bayern Munich when they paid his 80-million euro release clause and long-serving captain Diego Godin’s contract is coming to an end.Also Read | Barcelona likely to make renewed bid for Atletico Madrid’s Antoine GriezmannAlso Read | India football team’s performance can only go up: Udanta SinghAlso See:last_img read more

Touzani vs Barcelona youth star Xavi Simons

first_imgVideos Touzani takes on Barcelona youth star Xavi Simons Goal Last updated 1 year ago 20:30 2/7/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Xavi Simons Soufiane Touzani Touzani TV Videos Barcelona Primera División The YouTube star went to Barcelona to test the 14-year-old’s skills Xavi Simons’ excellent performances in Barcelona’s youth system have seen him touted as a future star at just 14 years old.The Dutch youngster’s excellent technique, footwork and goalscoring ability have drawn a huge amount of attention, prompting freestyle star Soufiane Touzani to find out what all the fuss is about.The YouTube star met up with Simons to find out more about him and test his skills on the Johan Cruyff Court in Barcelona. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Watch the second part of the interview below!Check out Touzani TV to see the freestyle star take on the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Kevin De Bruyne, Lieke Martens and many more.last_img read more

Georgia Fans Will Love This Comment From Safety J.R. Reed

first_imgFans of the Georgia Bulldogs watch play against the Mississippi Rebels.ATHENS, GA – SEPTEMBER 29: Fans of the Georgia Bulldogs watch play against the Mississippi Rebels at Sanford Stadium on September 29, 2007 in Athens, Georgia. Georgia won 45 – 17. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)Perhaps the Georgia Bulldogs needed that loss against Florida last month because they are finally playing fantastic football. In arguably their best performance of the season, the SEC titans decimated Kentucky on the road.Georgia’s defense was tremendous from the beginning of the game, holding Kentucky to just 17 points.The biggest key to the game was to neutralize Benny Snell Jr. of the Wildcats. Although he still had 72 rushing yards and a touchdown, that production is below his standards.J.R. Reed of the Bulldogs revealed that the defense was focused on keeping Snell in check. In addition, he also gave his respect to one of the best players in the history of the program, Herschel Walker.Bulldog safety J.R. Reed on the job the defense did against Benny Snell: “We understood that Benny Snell was maybe the next Herschel Walker or something like that. We wanted to go out and prove that there’s only one Herschel.”— Anthony Dasher (@AnthonyDasher1) November 5, 2018Walker will always be an icon for this program, especially considering the success he had in the NFL.If Georgia can maintain this exact mentality through the remainder of the season, maybe the Bulldogs will run the table.The SEC East champions have to move forward to their showdown with Auburn, as they try to make back-to-back trips to the College Football Playoff.last_img read more

Ohio State Player Has A Message For Michigan Star After Win

first_imgjim harbaugh talks to his players before the ohio state gameCOLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 24: Head Coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines watches his team warm up before a game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium on November 24, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)An Ohio State football player had a message for the Michigan running back who “guaranteed” a win over the Buckeyes today.Michigan’s star running back, Karan Higdon, “guaranteed” a win over the Buckeyes earlier in the week.To be fair to Higdon, he was basically pressured into it by the reporter who asked the question, but he didn’t back down.Ohio State players are having some fun with him after the game.Check out what Ohio State defensive lineman Tyreke Smith tweeted after the contest:“Guaranteed win” ?— Tyreke Smith™ (@T_23_baller) November 24, 2018Well played, Tyreke.Ohio State is set to play Northwestern in the Big Ten Championship Game on Saturday night.last_img read more

The Jets Reportedly Met With A Major College Head Coach

first_imgA New York Jets helmet sitting on the field.FLORHAM PARK, NJ – AUGUST 07: A New York Jets helmet at NY Jets Practice Facility on August 7, 2011 in Florham Park, New Jersey. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)The New York Jets are searching high and low for their next head coach, and may be looking to raid the college ranks for their man.According to NFL insider Jason La Canfora, the Jets have met with Baylor head coach Matt Rhule to discuss the head coaching vacancy.Rhule is coming off his second year as head coach of the Bears.He led the team to a 7-6 record in 2018 that included a thrilling win over Vanderbilt in the Texas Bowl.The Jets have in fact already discussed their head coaching vacancy with Baylor’s Matt Rhule. A native New Yorker with an impressive resume, including NFL coaching experience.— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) January 7, 2019Prior to his time with Baylor, Rhule spent four seasons as head coach of the Temple Owls.Before that, Rhule served as assistant offensive line coach for the New York Giants in 2012.Rhule has several connections to the Jets even now.He is a native-New Yorker, hailing from New York City, and coached Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson during his time at TempleThe Jets fired head coach Todd Bowles after finishing the season 4-12. It was their third straight season with 11 or more losses under Bowles.last_img read more

Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 Fax: 902-752-7184 Local Area Office: 902-563-2518 Fax: 902-563-2517 Local Area Office: 902-538-3877 Fax: 902-538-8288 PICTOU COUNTY: Road Closure Flooding has caused the closure of two sections of Six Mile Brook Road in the Salt Springs area until further notice. The sections are at Morrison culvert south of Graveyard Road. The other section is for almost one kilometre north of Morrison Culvert. Local Area Office: 902-925-2247 Fax: 902-925-2704 Local Area Office: 902-543-7376 Fax: 902-543-5596 VICTORIA COUNTY: Trunk 30 to St. Anns Trunk 30, from the intersection of Highway 105 north for five kilometre to St. Anns, will have one lane closures for gravelling, paving and guardrail installation until Friday, June 20. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104 Highway 104, from the end of existing twinning east about 9.8 kilometres to Exit 27A, will be reduced to one lane for patching and repaving from Monday, June 2 until Monday, June 30. Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle will be on site. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 Fax: 902-755-7184 Local Area Office: 902-667-6586 Fax: 902-667-3424 Local Area Office: 902-835-1641 Fax: 902-835-1860 KINGS COUNTY: Ira Bill Road Ira Bill Road in Billtown, Kings Co., is closed because of a culvert failure until Friday, July 18. Traffic control consists of barricades. Detour signs in place. Local Area Office: 902-542-6344 Fax: 902-542-6342 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Burnside Drive Burnside Drive will have lane closures for widening at various times until Friday, Aug. 1. Gravelling, signal installation, paving and repaving will take place from Commodore Drive to Exit 3 and from the eastbound ramp from Highway 111 to Burnside Drive for about one kilometre. Traffic control consists of cones, barriers, signs and traffic control people. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 102 Highway 102, south from Exit 7 (Enfield) to Exit 5A (Aerotech,) including ramps, will be reduced to one lane for paving until Friday, June 20. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. HANTS COUNTY: Route 215 Route 215 from Sherman Lake Road to Hiltz Road will be reduced to one lane for ditching, culvert work, patching and paving until Thursday, July, 31. Traffic controls consist of traffic control people and signs. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Louisbourg Highway Traffic on sections of the Louisbourg Highway (Trunk 22), between Landry Crescent and Albert Bridge will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Thursday, July, 31. Signs and traffic control people will be on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. HANTS COUNTY: Trunk 14 Trunk 14 from Garden Road in Nine Mile River to Trunk 2 in Milford will be reduced to one lane until Sunday, Aug. 31. Traffic Control people will be on site. Work takes place from dawn to dusk. Local Are Office: 902-679-4308 Fax: 902-679-6124 LUNENBURG COUNTY: Highway 103 Highway 103 will have alternating lane closures for cold planing, repaving and shouldering until Friday, June 27. An alternate route is available at Trunk 3 from Exit 6 to Exit 7 from Hubbards to East River. INVERNESS COUNTY: Route 105 Route 105, for about a half-kilometre east of Northside River Denys Road will be reduced to one lane for cold planing and repaving until Thursday, July 31. Traffic control and pilot vehicle will be on site. Work takes place from 5:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-794-5120 Fax: 902-794-5141 Local Area Office: 902-798-5957 Fax: 902-798-2927 PICTOU COUNTY: Granton-Abercrombie Road Granton-Abercrombie Road, from the Trenton Connector north for about 5.7 kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for patching and paving until Tuesday, Sept. 30. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. CAPE BRETON COUNTY: Little Pond Road Little Pond Road at the Intersection of Route 305 (Florence Corner) to Schoolhouse Road for 4.5 kilometres will be reduced to one lane for chip sealing from Monday, June 2 to Monday, June 30. Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle will be on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-835-2702 Fax: 902-835-1860 KINGS COUNTY: Route 358 There will be a one-lane closure until Friday, Oct. 31 to repave Route 358 from Route 341 (Canard Street) north for three kilometres to Route 221 in Canning. Also, repaving will take place on Route 358 from Route 221 (at the town monument) north for three kilometres to Woodside Road. Traffic-control people will be on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-667-6586 Fax: 902-667-3424center_img Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 PICTOU COUNTY: West River East Side Road West River East Side Road near Salt Springs is reduced to one lane for repairs until further notice. Traffic control consists of signals. A wide-load detour route is marked. Local Area Office: 902-527-5448 Fax: 902-527-5371 Local Area Office: 902-543-7376 Fax: 902-543-5596 Local Area Office: 902-755-7060 Fax: 902-755-7049 KINGS COUNTY: Hantsport Kates Bridge on Tannery Road in Hantsport is closed for repairs until further notice. A detour is available on Avon Street. Local Area Office: 902-543-7376 Fax: 902-543-5596 Local Area Office: 902-424-4670 Fax: 902-424-7116 QUEENS COUNTY: Trunk 8 Trunk 8, from the intersection of Route 210 to the intersection of Chapel Hill Drive, near Middlefield, Queens Co., will have alternating lane closures for paving and shoulder work until Friday, June 6. Traffic control consists of cones, a barrier, a flashing light and a pilot vehicle. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-424-6144 Fax: 902-424-0054 Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 Fax: 902-755-7184 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Barronsfield Road Barronsfield Road, from the intersection of Route 242 north toward Minudie, will be reduced to one lane for paving until Thursday, July 31. Traffic control people will be on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Route 333 Route 333 – from Blind Bay east to Shad Bay, for about 8.8 kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for patching and repaving until Sunday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. KINGS COUNTY: Glebe Bridge Glebe bridge on Route 201 will have a 2.7-metre height restriction and a 15-tonne weight restriction until further notice. PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104 Highway 104, westbound, will be closed between Exit 20 and Exit 19 near Saltsprings for bridge repairs on the West River East Side Road Underpass structure until Saturday, June 28. A detour route is available via Trunk 4. Temporary traffic signals will be operating at the intersection of Trunk 4, Pleasant Valley and Patterson Hill intersection for the duration of the detour. NEW WORK CAPE BRETON COUNTY: Alder Point Road Alder Point Road, from the train tracks to the end of the road, about 7.5 kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for chip sealing from Monday, June 2 to Monday, June 30. Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle will be on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-674-2146 Fax: 902-674-2170 LUNENBURG COUNTY: Route 331 Route 331 from LaHave to West Dublin will be reduced to one lane for cold planing, paving and shouldering until Friday, June 6. Traffic control consists of cones, barrels, flashing light unit and pilot vehicle. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-883-9789 Fax: 902-883-8732 PICTOU COUNTY: Big Gut Bridge Route No. 348 in Pictou County will be closed north of Greens Point Road at the Big Gut Bridge for replacement of the bridge until Tuesday, Aug. 5. Detour routes are available via Egypt Road or Chance Harbour Road. CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Route 321 Route 321, west from the intersection of Wyvern Road will be reduced to one lane for paving until Sunday, Aug. 31. Traffic control people will be on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-563-2518 Fax: 902-563-2517 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 107 Section 1: Highway 107, Exit 19 to Exit 21 east (outbound), including ramps at Exit 20 and William Porter Connector, will be reduced to one lane for 8.4 kilometres for patching and repaving. Section 2: East Jeddore Road will be reduced to one lane for 3.8 kilometres for repaving. Work takes place until Thursday, July 31. Hours of operations are from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 Fax: 902-755-7184 CONTINUING WORK -30- Media Contact:Teresa Parent Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal 902-424-0849 E-mail: parentte@gov.ns.calast_img read more

LeBlanc in conflict over surf clam licence ethics commissioner says

first_imgOTTAWA – Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc was found in breach of conflict of interest rules Wednesday for approving an Arctic surf clam licence to a company that employed a family member — a violation that comes with no penalties.Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion said in a report issued Wednesday that LeBlanc knew his wife’s first cousin was involved in the Five Nations Clam Co. and knew the cousin would have benefited financially when awarding the company a multi-million dollar license in February.Dion says LeBlanc should have recused himself from the decision.“If a public office holder is aware of a potential opportunity to further the private interests of a relative through the exercise of an official power, duty or function, the public office holder must be vigilant in avoiding such conflicts of interest.”The decision comes less than two months after the government cancelled the licence and started the process over to award a fourth Arctic surf clam license to encourage Indigenous participation.LeBlanc said Wednesday he accepts Dion’s findings “without reservation.”“Canadians expect when mistakes are made that people assume those mistakes and, more importantly, commit to doing better in the future and that’s exactly what I’m doing.”However, the veteran MP also qualified that Dion’s ruling “confirms that no financial benefit was created in this circumstance and no preferential treatment was given.”The deal to award a fourth fishing licence for Arctic surf clams would have ended a 19-year monopoly on the Arctic clam fishery held by Clearwater Seafoods, offering 25 per cent of the catch to local Indigenous communities.But it first came under scrutiny when documents filed in a court challenge of the decision suggested the company did not meet the federal government’s eligibility requirements, and that Five Nations Clam Co. had close ties to the federal Liberal party – including the family ties to LeBlanc, and also connections to one current and one former Liberal MP.LeBlanc was shuffled out as fisheries minister in July, the same month the government decided to cancel the license and start the process over.New Fisheries Minister Jonathan Wilkinson said in August this cancellation had nothing to do with the ethics issue facing LeBlanc and that he didn’t think LeBlanc had acted inappropriately.Cancelling the licence means Clearwater Seafoods will continue their monopoly at least until 2020.Court documents show LeBlanc awarded the licence to Five Nations in February despite knowing the bid didn’t meet all the parameters of the tender.LeBlanc argued that he is not close with Theriault and that he did not believe Theriault’s spousal ties would define him as a relative within the conflict of interest law.“One of my wife’s 60 first cousins was involved in one of the proposals. I obviously didn’t think that this was caught by the definition of relative or family in the act,” LeBlanc said Wednesday.Dion disagreed with this, and also noted LeBlanc met with Theriault prior to awarding the clam licence to Five Nations, during which time they discussed the issue.“The inclusion of Mr. Theriault’s name in the proposal, while no doubt adding to its credibility due to his extensive involvement in the seafood industry and with First Nations in New Brunswick, should have put Mr. LeBlanc on notice of the existence of a potential conflict,” Dion writes in his ruling.LeBlanc says he accepts Dion’s determination on this point, but a member of his staff stressed this marks the first time the commissioner has defined what constitutes a family member.No penalty is attached to the ruling. Only financial penalties exist under conflict law and they only apply for certain types of breaches. This case isn’t one of those cases, a spokeswoman for the commissioner’s office said.The only direct result of this ruling is “shedding light on the activity examined,” she said.Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer stopped short of calling for LeBlanc’s resignation, saying only he condemns the culture in government that allowed this to occur.“The prime minister didn’t resign when he was found guilty of breaking these rules, the minister of finance, himself, didn’t resign when he was found to have breached these types of rules, so we have no expectation that somehow they’ll start applying this now.”The Liberals have faced a number of ethics probes since taking office in 2015.Last year, then-commissioner Mary Dawson found Prime Minister Justin Trudeau broke Canada’s ethics laws over two all-expenses-paid family trips to a private island in the Bahamas owned by the Aga Khan. Trudeau also had to pay a $100 fine earlier this year for failing to disclosing a gift of sunglasses from the premier of P.E.I.Finance Minister Bill Morneau has also been investigated several times by the ethics czar. He was cleared in two of those probes, which involved sponsoring a bill that reformed Canadian pension regulations while he and his family members held shares in a pension firm as well as accusations of insider trading over the sale of those shares.He was fined $200, however, for failing to disclose a villa he owns in France via a holding company.NDP ethics critic Charlie Angus said in a tweet the ruling is “a sad reminder that this government’s ethical shortcuts are a real roadblock to reconciliation and sustainable development for Indigenous communities.”Follow @ReporterTeresa on Twitterlast_img read more

Uber to Launch in Marrakech For Christmas and New Years

Miami – U.S. Company Uber announced it will begin operations in Marrakech during the December holiday festivities so customers can benefit from their services before the official launch in 2016.“Uber’s soft opening in Marrakech is scheduled from December 23 to January 2,” Uber Morocco’s Director Meryem Belqziz announced, according to Telquel.“The Holidays are an opportunity for Casablanca residents to take a vacation and many of our customers will go to Marrakech,” Belqziz said. During this soft opening, “part of Casablanca partner drivers will therefore travel to Marrakech to provide on-site service,” she added.According to the same source, the Casablanca-Marrakech route will be charged at a fixed rate of MAD 1,500 for 4-6 people per vehicle.“This is a marketing strategy that will allow us to test the market in Marrakech” before the official launch of Uber services at the beginning of 2016.The transportation network company develops, markets and operates the Uber mobile app, which allows consumers with smartphones to submit a trip request which is then routed to Uber drivers who use their own cars to transport customers.Uber launched its services in Morocco this year in Casablanca, which became the 328th city in the world to benefit from the taxi-finding company.“The priority remains Casablanca” Uber Morocco’s Director stressed, adding that “We now effectively cover the city center and we continue to be as effective in the periphery, to Bernoussi and Bouskoura, for example.”Uber has expanded its coverage in Morocco amidst harsh criticism. In August, the Wilaya of Casablanca had deemed its services illegal, however the company has remained operational and continues to expand into Marrakech, Rabat and Tangier as planned. read more

World losing battle against hunger UN relief official tells US Senate

“We are losing the battle against hunger,” James T. Morris, Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), said yesterday to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee as part of a four-day visit to Washington, D.C.”Not only are we losing the battle in emergencies like those in Afghanistan, North Korea and Africa, where we often lack the funds needed, we are losing the battle against the chronic hunger that bedevils the lives of hundreds of millions of families who are not the victims of war or natural disasters,” he added.Citing a lack of political will as the main culprit, Mr. Morris stressed that there were really no obstacles to prevent the international community from ending hunger soon. “There is more than enough food worldwide,” he said. “People are hungry because governments have made the wrong political choices.”The WFP chief called for stronger and more consistent funding for humanitarian aid. “While the WFP funding has risen, global food aid has not,” he noted. “In fact during the last three years it has actually dropped by a third, from 15 million to 10 million metric tons. Emergency food aid needs are up and food aid is down. More funds are essential.”Mr. Morris also called for more funding to feed children at school and stressed the importance of good nutrition in helping to ward off infections in AIDS victims and keeping them productive as long as possible, especially in Africa where the pandemic has wreaked havoc on food security.”In many poor communities, the first thing AIDS victims ask for is not medicine, not money, but food for their families, food for their hungry children,” he said.Mr. Morris is scheduled to take his message tomorrow to the House International Relations Committee, reminding them that with more than 800 million people in the world chronically hungry, rising food aid emergencies mean “the worst is yet to come.” read more

Annan says panel assessing civil societys new role in UN work to

In a message to the 22nd General Assembly of the Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations (CONGO) meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, he said yesterday: “I think we all sense that some real challenges have come to the fore – such as the sheer numbers of foundations and other groups seeking to participate and the quality of the participation.” A panel of eminent persons, chaired by former President Fernando Henrique Cardoso of Brazil, “is expected to report early in the new year,” he said. “In the end Governments will decide on these matters, but each of you has an important role to play in this path of change and I hope you will make your voices heard,” Mr. Annan said. When the 12-member panel was appointed last February, Mr. Cardoso told journalists that the explosion of civil society organizations was the reason Mr. Annan had decided to examine the resulting problems and the possibly expanded links between the UN and non-State actors, such as NGOs, parliamentarians, foundations and members of the private sector. read more

UN Security Council condemns latest terrorist attack in Mogadishu

Strongly condemning the latest deadly terrorist attack in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, the United Nations Security Council today reiterated that its determination to support peace, security and development in the long-troubled country would not be swayed by this, or any other such attack. In a press statement that follows yesterday’s terrorist attack at a market in Mogadishu that killed at least 39 people and injured many more, the members of the Council expressed their deep sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims, as well as to the people and Government of Somalia. They also wished a speedy recovery to those injured. The Council went on to commend the swift response of Somalia’s security and first responders. It also reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security and underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice, as well as reaffirmed the need to combat the scourges in accordance with international law. Further to the statement, the Security Council paid tribute to all Somali and international actors working to bring peace and stability in Somalia. The 15-nation body reiterated its determination to support peace, stability and development in Somalia and underlined that “neither this nor any other terrorist attack would weaken that determination.” read more

Ohio State mens basketball readies for Michigan after week off

OSU freshman guard D’Angelo Russell (0) attempts a shot over Michigan sophomore guard Derrick Walton Jr. (10) during a game on Jan. 13 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 71-52. Credit: Kelly Roderick / For The LanternOne is the magic number for the Ohio State men’s basketball team ahead of a date with Michigan.The No. 24 Buckeyes (19-7, 8-5) have gone one full week without playing a game, have one game left before returning to Columbus for consecutive home games for the first time since January and they sit one slot away from a top-four spot in the Big Ten.Senior guard Shannon Scott said earning a top-four finish in the regular season would be huge heading into postseason play, but added the Buckeyes won’t let that weigh on their minds.“We know we want to be a top-four team so we can get a bye for the Big Ten Tournament, but we don’t think about that as we play,” Scott said Saturday. “We just want to play our best basketball.”With its fate not firmly in its own hands, OSU is set to take on the Wolverines (13-13, 6-8) on Sunday in Ann Arbor, Mich., while sitting a full game out of fourth place. The team one spot ahead is Michigan State (18-8, 9-4), and the Spartans happen to be the Buckeyes’ most recent opponent.That Valentine’s Day matchup ended in a 59-56 Michigan State win in East Lansing, Mich., after the Spartans knocked down a late 3-pointer. Scott said the loss wasn’t from a lack of effort, but added that the Buckeyes can’t let it affect them going forward.“We played hard that game, they just made one more shot than us basically,” he said. “But we know we can’t take a step back though — this league’s gonna be tough no matter where we go.”Scott said OSU coach Thad Matta gave his players “a couple days off” since the Michigan State game, but noted the Buckeyes have been active in practice all week.“We made sure we didn’t lose a step in our game and came out and tried to stay as conditioned as possible,” he said.Matta agreed that the energy has been high in practice, which he didn’t necessarily expect.“We’ve had a tremendous week of practice,” Matta said Saturday. “I’ve been shocked at their energy and the kind of fire they’ve had in practice.”While the Buckeyes will have had eight days to prepare when their game tips off at 1 p.m. Sunday, they’ll be on the road for the fourth time in their past five games. Throughout the season, road games have been OSU’s kryptonite as the Buckeyes are 3-6 away from home.As OSU gets ready for yet another road trip, Matta noted that redshirt-senior forward Anthony Lee won’t be able to play against the Wolverines, but added that sophomore forward Marc Loving could see an increased role after the bye week.After the matchup with Michigan, OSU is set to take on Nebraska at the Schottenstein Center on Feb. 26 before facing Purdue, Penn State and Wisconsin in the final three games of the regular season.While OSU has work to do before earning a bye week at the Big Ten Tournament, Scott said he’s hopeful the Buckeyes still have a lot of room to improve.“We still have a lot of great basketball left in us,” he said. “It’s coming down to the end of the year where we gotta pick it up, but I feel like as a team we still have a lot to do and a lot to prove, so I’m happy about that.” read more