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 The most coachable salespeople love to role-play.How you practice the game is how you play the game. If you don’t practice using the language that you are going to use when you are sitting face-to-face with your dream client, that is not how you’re going to play.A Momentary Flash Of BrillianceOccasionally, something brilliant comes out of your mouth. Something unexpected. You’re in the middle of a conversation with your dream client, and you say something so brilliant even you are stunned. Occasionally.Most of the time, you say what you’ve said hundreds–if not thousands–of times before. You say what you’re comfortable saying. And you’re afraid of saying something that you haven’t said before because you don’t know how your dream client is going to respond.Get The Language Inside YouIt’s nice to be lucky, but it’s better to win by intention. If you are going to win by intention, you have to get the language you need inside your body. You have to be comfortable saying the words, lest you be afraid to say them.The way to get the language inside you is to say the words out loud to other people. But those other people do not have to be your dream clients, and you don’t have to learn everything on the playing field, nor do you have to learn everything the hard way. You can practice. You can rehearse.Practicing and rehearsing the language is how you get it inside you.Find a Study BuddyI absolutely love the question “Are you concerned about the price, are you concerned about the cost?” When used well, this is a powerful question. There are three or four possible answers your dream client may give you. But you will never be comfortable asking the question unless you know what the response is going to be and what comes next.Find someone else on your team who is as interested in improving their performance as you are. Make a list of all the most challenging conversations you need to rehearse. Take turns offering each other objections, resisting in a fashion that makes it much more difficult than anything you expect to hear from a prospective client.As you develop the language, rehearsing the words that you’re going to say out loud. When one of you does well, allow the person in the role of the sales rep to get the outcome they want. If they don’t do as well as they need to, push back and make them take another run at it.You know the difficult conversations you are likely going to have with your dream clients. You know what objections to expect. There is no reason that you should prepare for every conversation. There’s always room for improvisation when you’re prospect greets with something novel or unexpected, but that is the exception, not the rule.How you practice the game is how you will play the game. If you don’t practice, you won’t play the game as well as you are able.last_img read more

first_imgFILE – In this Feb. 27, 2017, file photo, Golden State Warriors’ JaVale McGee plays during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers in Philadelphia. McGee will never call himself a journeyman in describing his rugged professional path. Yet McGee must not look far to find an example of someone else who has learned to thrive as a well-traveled NBA role player: just a quick glance a couple of lockers down to where Shaun Livingston dresses each night at Oracle Arena. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola, File)OAKLAND, California — JaVale McGee practices 3-pointers from all around the arch, just in case. He sits with assistant coach Jarron Collins and a laptop to study film, long after practice and his shooting workouts are complete.The 7-footer’s rugged professional path has landed him at seemingly the perfect stop: in the Bay Area with the NBA’s best.ADVERTISEMENT In Game 3 against the Spurs, McGee scored a postseason-best 16 points, all in the first half to get Golden State going as Zaza Pachulia sat out with a bruised heel. He made all seven of his shots in Game 2 of a first-round win against Portland, shooting 18 for 23 in all in the four-game sweep of the Trail Blazers.Livingston has unselfishly dealt with a diminished role, a rotation change late in the season that altered when he’s used, and then a hand injury in the first round of the playoffs.In February 2007 with the Clippers, Livingston tore three major ligaments in his knee — the anterior cruciate, posterior cruciate and medial collateral as well as his lateral meniscus, then required extensive surgery. Though the injury could have ended his career at age 21, he still believed he would play again. First he had to walk again.“Shaun, that story isn’t really the same now. He’s become a staple of this franchise, he’s helped us win a title, he’s done some great things here,” Draymond Green said. “For JaVale, it’s still fresh, to where I think it’s a great situation for him. He’s finally been put in a position where he can do what he do. He’s finally come to an organization, a first-class organization, that has embraced him for him and not tried to make him something that he’s not.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Rebisco PSL Manila falls to Sarmayeh Bank of Iran for 5th loss Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games LATEST STORIES Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Fourteen teams between them, over 21 combined seasons. Each has found a great groove in Golden State’s rotation, called on to take pressure off the big stars while maintaining the highest level.“We just kind of follow suit, but it’s up to everybody to come in and lock in on the details. It’s the playoffs,” Livingston said. “Obviously the stars help, they get all the headlines deservedly so, but the small things, the details, that’s what we lock in at and that’s how we win ballgames.”McGee has discovered the ideal place to shine as an alley-oop specialist in a pass-happy offense, and even Stephen Curry admits it’s so easy to target the sure-handed big man perhaps the Warriors do so too often at times.“We almost get in trouble because we try to do it too much even if it’s not there, because he has the ability to catch it really anywhere around the rim, around the backboard,” Curry acknowledged. “You kind of see it developing when he gets a free lane to the rim, and as a passer in that situation literally feel the most confidence that if I just get it anywhere up there, he’ll go get it, and usually he does.”With great efficiency, too.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast MOST READ Just don’t call him a journeyman.“I’ve never considered myself a journeyman in the first place,” McGee said after a practice this weekend. “Whatever y’all want to call me y’all can call me. The number of teams I’ve been on was in like one year. I’ve been with three teams in two years.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingYet McGee doesn’t have to look far to find someone else who has learned to thrive as a well-traveled NBA role player. Just a quick glance a couple of lockers down to where Shaun Livingston dresses at Oracle Arena, defying the odds yet again this season as a regular reserve contributing to another Warriors championship chase, is all it takes.McGee has never made it this far, an NBA Finals first-timer when Golden State hosts defending champion Cleveland in Game 1 on Thursday night. Livingston never should have made it this far, and here he is seeking his second title in three seasons — and 10 years after a devastating injury that could have sidelined him for good. Doctors thought they might have to amputate his left leg. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP View commentslast_img read more

first_imgView comments Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaulcenter_img Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters He had to be taken to the hospital right away to have his wrist, which was believed to be dislocated.“Hoping for the best for Jeo. Rest assured that kid will not give up and whatever the result, he will be with us,” said Letran coach Jeff Napa of Ambohot. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side It was a moment for them to come together and rally behind their fallen knight.READ: Letran withstands San Sebastian in OTFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“It was sad to see Jeo go down. When he went out I just thought I needed to double my effort because he’s a big part of our team,” said star guard Rey Nambatac.Nambatac delivered 23 points and 14 rebounds, his fourth straight double-double, to lead Letran over San Sebastian in overtime for its fourth consecutive win. Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLetran personified what the next man up creed is all about on Tuesday.After one of its key players in Jeo Ambohot went down with an injury against San Sebastian, the Knights did not see it as a setback.ADVERTISEMENT Nambatac also got plenty of help with JP Calvo and Jerrick Balanza stepping up.Calvo wound up with 12 points, including a pair of go-ahead freebies in extra time, eight assists and a crucial steal as he and Balanza came up big in the endgame.Balanza blocked a last-second shot by Stags forward Michael Calisaan at the end of regulation before sinking the game-sealing free throws with 26.9 seconds left in OT.“I just really wanted to win for Jeo,” Calvo said in Filipino.Ambohot was having quite a game with 11 points and eight rebounds before he sustained a right wrist injury following a nasty spill at the 5:48 mark of the third period.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: PH booters score first win, deny Cambodians ‘bonus’last_img read more

first_imgReuse this content Support The Guardian Twitter Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn The Indian ascetic tradition can add another name to its ranks: former Australian parliamentary secretary and ultra-marathon runner Pat Farmer, whose 4,600km “Spirit of India” run in 2016 from the subcontinent’s southern tip to Kashmir is chronicled here. That’s 80km – two marathons – a day, for 64 days. If that, often undertaken in 80% humidity, doesn’t sound masochistic enough, Farmer’s social schedule (the run is to promote girls’ education) would finish any normal man off: he attends more than 750 “events”, many on the hoof, during this time.India can’t fail to provide colour en route, but director Anupam Sharma’s nippy travelogue format is strictly passing through. Barely any Indians are interviewed about what Farmer’s feat means to them, and the alternating asphalt-pounding and meet-and-greets eventually stretch the bounds of documentary patience. Farmer himself is so indomitable – even a bout of stomach flu barely causes him to break stride – that he isn’t that compelling a subject.The closest The Run comes to an arresting subplot is with the team’s greenhorn intern Kevin, fresh out of university, who finds himself under Farmer’s cosh for failing to secure decent enough media coverage. At one point, he muses that the Aussie press would find the story more compelling if his boss died. Watching him shuffle his battered sinews across four lanes of Mumbai traffic, this seems a distinct possibility.An unfulfilled note hangs over the whole enterprise. A meeting with Modi doesn’t come through. The postscript resentfully notes that Farmer has yet to be invited to participate in bilateral trade discussions. Kevin’s insight lingers: you have to ask if Farmer found a sharp enough way to communicate the meaning of this journey. Not in this film, which doesn’t go beyond platitudes about “dreams” and “bringing the two countries closer together”, or pry much into Farmer’s seemingly bottomless obstinacy. The Spirit of India isn’t even the most hardcore thing he’s done – that would be the Pole to Pole run in 2011. Still, saying it merits A for effort feels like an understatement.• The Run is released in the UK on 6 September. Share on WhatsApp Since you’re here… Share on Facebook India Extreme sports reviews … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Facebook Topics Share on Messenger South and Central Asia Pinterest Share via Email Documentary films Share on Pinterestlast_img read more

first_imgA closeup of Jim Harbaugh wearing a Michigan hat and jacket.PISCATAWAY, NJ – NOVEMBER 10: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines coaches against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights during the third quarter at HighPoint.com Stadium on November 10, 2018 in Piscataway, New Jersey. Michigan won 42-7. (Photo by Corey Perrine/Getty Images)Jim Harbaugh has never been shy to express himself on Twitter. Rival programs and head coaches have been targets of Harbaugh’s tweets in the past.This morning, he made Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee his target. Harbaugh took exception to Chamblee questioning the toughness of PGA Championship winner Brooks Koepka.“Crossing the line to question a man’s toughness,” Harbaugh said. “Especially when questioner @chambleebrandel has been cut in 4/4 PGA championship appearances while questioning man @BKoepka who had won PGA championship, now back to back & 4 out of last 8 majors. #koepka.” Crossing the line to question a man’s toughness. Especially when questioner @chambleebrandel has been cut in 4/4 PGA championship appearances while questioning man @BKoepka who had won PGA championship, now back to back & 4 out of last 8 majors. 💪 #koepka— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) May 20, 2019 After Koepka won the tournament by two strokes over Dustin Johnson, he admitted that Chamblee’s comments “pissed me off.” Koepka now has won four career majors.Chamblee responded to Koepka’s quotes on Twitter late last night.“I never said he wasn’t tough,” Chamblee wrote. “Perhaps he bought into the headlines. Easy to do. What I said was, I wasn’t going to agree that he was mentally the toughest player on tour until he proved that he could win on a more challenging course off the tee, which he just did. Great to see.”I never said he wasn’t tough. Perhaps he bought into the headlines. Easy to do. What I said was, I wasn’t going to agree that he was mentally the toughest player on tour until he proved that he could win on a more challenging course off the tee, which he just did. Great to see. https://t.co/8NuTh0rnLt— Brandel Chamblee (@chambleebrandel) May 20, 2019No indication yet if Chamblee will fire back at Harbaugh. It would be pretty funny though if he did.last_img read more

first_img Next Varun Singh New DelhiApril 15, 2019UPDATED: April 15, 2019 15:21 IST Tata Nexon in Moroccon Blue colour.HIGHLIGHTSTata Nexon XZA+ (petrol) with dual tone roof comes at Rs 9.94 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).Tata Nexon XZA+ (diesel) with dual tone roof is available at Rs 10.90 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).Tata Nexon has received a five-star safety rating from Global NCAP.Tata Nexon is now available with a dual tone colour option. The compact SUV from Tata Motors has five dual tone colour options — Moroccon Blue, Vermont Red, Glasgow Grey, Calgary White and Etna Orange. The dual tone paint scheme has been introduced with XZ+ and XZA+ variants in both petrol and diesel variants. Tata Nexon in Etna Orange colour.Now, there are two roof options — Sonic Silver and Ivory White. While Sonic Silver can be combined with Moroccan Blue, Vermont Red, Calgary White and Etna Orange, Ivory White can be paired with Moroccan Blue, Vermont Red, Glasgow Grey and Etna Orange.The petrol variant of Tata Nexon XZ+ with dual tone roof is priced at Rs 9.34 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), while the diesel variant’s price is Rs 10.20 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Tata Nexon XZA+ with dual tone roof comes at Rs 9.94 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) in petrol option and Rs 10.90 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) in diesel option.Tata Nexon gets a 1.2-litre turbocharged Revotron petrol engine and a 1.5-litre turbocharged Revotorq diesel engine. The petrol engine is good for 110 PS and 170 Nm of torque and the diesel motor delivers 110 PS and 260 Nm of torque. The engines are mated to a six-speed manual gearbox with an option for a six-speed automatic transmission as well. The compact SUV comes with multi-drive modes (Eco/City/Sport).Tata Nexon has received a five-star safety rating from Global NCAP. It gets dual front airbags, ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution), reverse parking sensors, Isofix child-seat anchorage, driver and co-driver seatbelt reminder and park assist with camera.advertisementThe compact SUV gets a touchscreen infotainment system which is compatible with Android Auto and Apple Carplay. There are eight speakers from Harman as well.ALSO READ | MG Hector: Expected price, launch, specifications, all you need to knowALSO READ | Volkswagen Ameo Corporate edition launched, price starts at Rs 6.69 lakhALSO READ | Maruti Suzuki India giving offers of up to Rs 65,000 on cars sold through Nexa dealerships in April 2019Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byVarun Singh Tags :Follow new coloursFollow More coloursFollow 2019 ColoursFollow Dual tone coloursFollow 2019 dual tone SUV Tata Nexon XZ+ and Tata Nexon XZA+ get dual tone colour options, prices start at Rs 9.34 lakhNow, there are two roof options — Sonic Silver and Ivory White. While Sonic Silver can be combined with Moroccan Blue, Vermont Red, Calgary White and Etna Orange, Ivory White can be paired with Moroccan Blue, Vermont Red, Glasgow Grey and Etna Orange.advertisementlast_img read more

first_img 8 Sling Bags That Are More Than Just Man Bags Editors’ Recommendations Man isn’t meant to stay indoors — our weekly “Trekking” column can attest to that. It’s a column dedicated to the adventurer inside of all of us, the one pining to ditch the office humdrum for a quick surf session or seven-week jaunt in the Grand Tetons. One day we may highlight an ultra-light stove and the next a set of handmade canoe paddles. Life doesn’t just happen inside the workplace, so get outside and live it.They say you can never go back. However, although you certainly can’t relive all aspects of your youth — nor would you want to — there still ways to capitalize on your childhood tendencies without completely evoking Theodore “The Beaver” Cleaver. Take the Base Camp X Sling Shot ($185) for instance, a premium projectile weapon that’s just as apt at shooting targets as it is small game and the neighbor next door.Related: The Haswell Survival Knife is forged for perfectionThe Base Camp X Sling Shot is more than just a forked stick outfitted with a rubber band, though. The initial design was taken and shaped from the company’s axe handles, and moreover, relies on a custom-pressed laminate core for immense strength and the utmost precision when shooting. Nathan Masters — a self proclaimed master of all things sling shot-centric — hand cuts and shapes each limited edition piece of hardware, lining the hickory handles with black walnut scales and a ¾, straight-cut band that renders them as versatile as they are attractive. The bundled, leather Rockstar pouch even holds the sling shot ammunition so you don’t have to. Just remember to watch those wrists.Check out Base Camp X online to make a purchase, or to browse the company’s robust selection of premium axes, journals, knives, and other outdoorsy wears. How to Clean a Fish: A Quick Reference Guide 7 Best Hatchets for Camping, Backpacking, and Survival The Manual Spirit Awards 2019: The Best Craft Liquor Made in America How to Play Pool Like You Know What You’re Doing last_img read more

first_imgA new associate deputy minister has been appointed to lead the Chief Information Office as it continues to oversee the province’s information technology systems and data network. Sandra Cascadden was appointed to the position after serving as chief health information officer at the department of Health and Wellness since January 2006. Prior to that, Ms. Cascadden was the director of information technology services at the Capital District Health Authority. “Ms. Cascadden brings a wealth of experience to her new role,” said Marilyn More, Minister responsible for the Chief Information Office. “Her leadership will be invaluable as technology continues to change and improve the way government can serve the people of Nova Scotia.” Miriam O’Brien had been serving as acting associate deputy minister following the retirement of Holly Fancy in December 2012. Ms. Cascadden will begin her new role on Sept. 3.last_img read more

MONTREAL — Bombardier Inc. said Monday it is close to finalizing an agreement to start producing its Q400 propeller-driven airliners in Russia.[np_storybar title=”Bombardier plane orders tumble in ‘challenging year for aviation’” link=”https://business.financialpost.com/2014/01/20/bombardier-inc-plane-orders-tumble-in-challenging-year-for-aviation/”%5DBombardier Inc. faulted a sluggish economy for a decline in new aircraft orders last year as sales of both its commercial and business jets foundered.The Montreal-based manufacturer said Monday it delivered 238 aircraft in 2013, five more aircraft than in the previous year. But new orders for its aircraft tumbled last year to 388 compared to 481 in 2012, net of cancellations.Continue reading [/np_storybar]A deal to establish a joint venture with state corporation Rostec could lead to some 100 turboprops, valued at US$3.4 billion at list prices, being built for the Russian market.The deal, which local media in Russia says will see production start this year, flows from a series of preliminary agreements signed last August.The final assembly line in Russia would complement Bombardier’s Toronto operations, where final assembly of the 70- to 80-seat turboprop currently take place.Bombardier Aerospace announced last week the permanent layoff of 1,700 employees, primarily in Montreal and Wichita, Kan., where it makes jets, as it steps up efforts to cut costs amid delays with two new aircraft and a tough market for both commercial and business planes.The Q400s are used by airlines around the world, including Toronto-based Porter Airlines and WestJet’s new Encore regional service and Air Canada-affliated Jazz.Bombardier spokesman Marc Duchesne wouldn’t confirm details of the agreement, but said it would include a firm order from Rostec for up to 100 planes that would involve Russian leasing company Ilyushin Finance Co.“Discussion between Bombardier and Rostec are ongoing and both sides are working toward the conclusion of a definitive agreement and things are going very well but we need a couple of more days just to finalize the details,” Duchesne said in an interview Monday.The Moscow Times quoted a Russian government official saying at the World Economic Forum in Davos that a deal had been signed and a Bombardier representative confirming the planes would be built in Russia’s Ulyanovsk region, about 900 kilometres east of Moscow.Analysts said the agreements are designed to deepen Bombardier’s roots in Russia by “locking in” the Russian market for the Q400 against its main rival ATR.They also had said the Russian agreements could “revitalize” the Q400, whose orders have been lagging.Bombardier delivered 29 Q400s and received 17 net orders last year. That compares to 36 deliveries and 50 net orders in the prior year.On the Toronto Stock Exchange, Bombardier’s shares gained one cent at $3.87 in Monday morning trading. read more

TORONTO — Bell Media has cut 80 full-time positions in its latest round of layoffs, citing an “industry-wide challenging advertising market.”The multimedia giant said Wednesday that the affected positions represent a cross-section of its areas of business: including local radio and TV; sales, research and revenue management; marketing and communications; network operations; and news.Jacqueline Milczarek, who has worked as an anchor on CTV News Channel since 2007, is among the public faces hit by the cuts.Other on-air talent who were laid off include CHUM-FM host Amanda Logan and BNN anchor and correspondent Chitra Nawbatt.“The difficult decision was made as the result of continued financial pressure in relation to the industry-wide challenging advertising market for radio and TV,” said Bell Media vice-president of communications Scott Henderson in an email.In June, Bell Media announced it would cut 120 positions across its television operations due to the tough advertising market as well as falling subscription revenues.Henderson said the 80 jobs chopped on Wednesday were “new and additional,” not a part of any previously announced cuts.Last week, “etalk” host Tanya Kim and The Movie Network personality Teri Hart were laid off as part of the first round of job losses. read more

first_img‘DEEP DISAPPOINTMENT’ has been expressed at draft redress legislation aimed at securing medical and community services for survivors of Magdalene laundries.Justice for Magdalenes Research (JFMR) has said the Heads of Bill falls short of what was recommended by Justice John Quirke.The group has also raised concerns for survivors living abroad, and said it was ‘dismayed’ at the delay in the publishing of this draft legislation.Some survivors had passed away or have required frequent hospitalisation, the group claimed.JFMR has noted that “important services” are missing from the Bill, ranging from “complementary therapies, high tech drugs and home support to assist with household tasks”.It said that the services offered less than what a medical card holder is entitled to.“The Bill also requires a GP referral for counselling, which is not necessary under the HAA card scheme,” the group said in a statement. There is no provision in the Bill for liaison officers to assist the women in accessing their entitlements, while this is a fundamental aspect of the HAA card scheme.“We are very concerned about the health and community care needs of Magdalene survivors who live abroad. Judge Quirke recommended that each of the women would have equivalent health and community benefits.”The Government has received more than a hundred applications to the redress scheme from the United Kingdom.Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald said that 754 applications have been received to date. 357 applicants have received their lump sum payment so far, at a cost of €12.8m. A further 106 formal offers have been made and letters of provisional assessment on the length of stay in a relevant institution have issued to an additional 35 applicants.Read: Government announces legislation to support Magdalene survivors >Opinion: Adoption, illegitimate children and ‘the bogey of proselytism’ in Catholic Ireland >last_img read more

first_imgThere’s apparently a strong intersection between freerunners and Super Mario Bros fans. This gym, Tempest Freerunning Academy, located in Los Angeles, has been decked out with platforms, trampolines, borders to climb on, and other hand-holds for freerunning enthusiasts to jump onto, bounce over, and spring themselves off of. The catch is that the entire gym looks like it was lifted straight out of a Super Mario game. All the way down to the pixel art question blocks and the 8-bit bricks, the entire gym is a tribute to the game and the people who love it, including the people who work and play there. The setup is also used in their Parkour 101 training class, so if you’re interested in learning how freerunning works in a geeky setting, that may be the class for you.Check out a video of the gym behind the jump. [via BoingBoing]AdChoices广告last_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The reactions against the government’s ambitious mobility scheme are going to reach a climax this week, with a number of unions and sectors taking to the streets.ADEDY, the country’s largest public sector union, has announced a 48-hour strike for all public sector employees, which will take place on Wednesday the 18th and Thursday the 19th of September. The employees at insurance funds, unemployment agency OAED and the Ministry of Labor’s services are on 5-day rolling strikes as of Monday, in protest to the inclusion of 618 employees in the mobility scheme.Secondary school teacher federation OLME has also announced 5-day rolling strikes that came into effect on Monday, while private school teachers went on a 48-hour strike yesterday, before reassessing their stance. The primary school teacher union DOE has decided against OLME’s strike and instead plans to participate in the ADEDY strike on the 18th and 19th of September.The developments in the healthcare sector have prompted hospital doctors to call a three day, nation-wide strike from today Tuesday the 17th of September until Thursday the 19th of September. The doctors are protesting in reaction to the mobility scheme and upcoming hospital mergers.ADEDY’s executive committee will convene with civil servant federations on Thursday to discuss the strikes outcomes. On Saturday the 21st of September, the General Council will convene to decide upon future actions.last_img read more

first_imgLe bambou, un matériau d’avenir ?Le bambou est un matériau qui cumule les qualités. Résistant, léger, bon marché, il sert de plus en plus dans le BTP et constitue même l’ossature de villas de luxe et d’une chocolaterie à Bali.Le secteur des Bâtiments-Travaux Publics (BTP) est l’une des industries les moins durables au monde. En effet, celle-ci utilise environ la moitié des ressources non recyclables consommées sur la planète. C’est au vu de telles données que l’on vient à penser à d’autres matériaux tels que le… bambou aujourd’hui considéré comme tout à fait intéressant. A tel point d’ailleurs, que son développement devrait être abordé à l’occasion du sommet de l’ONU Rio+20.”Le bambou, qui est en fait une herbe, cumule les qualités”, explique Jules Janssen, un expert néerlandais. “Le poids d’un éléphant de cinq tonnes peut être supporté par un morceau de bambou d’une surface de 10 centimètres carrés seulement”, indique-t-il. Mais c’est peut-être encore plus la rapidité de sa croissance qui intéresse les adeptes du développement durable. Sans compter le fait qu’un bambou refera des pousses, même après avoir été coupé. L’eucalyptus, un des arbres servant à la construction qui pousse le plus rapidement au monde, “peut croître de trois à quatre mètres par an, ce qui est très impressionnant pour du bois d’œuvre”, explique quant à lui Terry Sunderland, scientifique au Centre international de recherche sur l’exploitation forestière (Cifor), basé près de Jakarta. “Mais un bambou pouvant être utilisé pour la construction croît de six à dix mètres l’an”, dit-il cité par l’AFP. C’est en Asie que le bambou est abondamment utilisé. “A Hong Kong et en Chine, ils construisent des gratte-ciel d’acier et de béton en utilisant des échafaudages de bambou”, explique un Indonésien. Mais il sert également d’échafaudages ou d’ossature permanente à des constructions durables, comme c’est notamment le cas sur l’île de Bali. Une chocolaterie de 2.550 mètres carrés tout en bambou (18.000 mètres en tout) a même vu le jour au milieu de villas de luxes vendues entre 28.000 et 560.000 euros qui utilisent le bambou du sol au plafond et d’une école, elles aussi entièrement faites de ce matériau. L’établissement scolaire, appelé “Green School” (“Ecole verte”), accueille 240 élèves qui ont classe dans des salles où même les meubles sont faits de bambou.Quelques petits défauts À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?”Le bambou n’a pas son pareil en tant que matériau de construction. C’est extraordinaire ce qu’il peut faire”, souligne l’Américain Ben Ripple, fondateur de “Big Tree Farms”. Son usine qui produit du chocolat biologique depuis l’an dernier, est le plus grand édifice commercial fait de bambou au monde. Lui aussi met en avant l’aspect écologique de ce type de construction. “Le bambou pousse beaucoup plus rapidement que le bois d’œuvre et ne détruit pas le terrain sur lequel il est cultivé. Notre usine peut être démontée et déménagée en quelques jours. Si nous décidons de la fermer, on pourra le faire sans avoir endommagé les rizières où nous nous trouvons”, explique M. Ripple.Il reconnaît toutefois deux défauts au bambou : il a tendance à pourrir s’il est exposé à l’eau et il est facilement inflammable. “Il lui faut un chapeau, un imperméable et des bottes”, ironise Ben Ripple, restant cependant optimiste : “Nous recherchons actuellement des matériaux non toxiques qui pourraient assurer une protection”.Le 17 juin 2012 à 14:13 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_imgThe nonprofit owner of Clark County’s only inpatient hospice care center plans to challenge an application by nonprofit Community Home Health & Hospice to build a second hospice facility in the county.Executives with Vancouver’s PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center contend the county’s population wouldn’t support a second hospice center. The hospital’s Ray Hickey Hospice House has been under capacity since its debut in 2004, according to PeaceHealth statistics.That’s a concern because hospice centers rely heavily on donations and Medicare reimbursements to stay in operation, said some local gerontology experts. “It’s competition in a world where money is already tight,” said Gail Haskett, a Vancouver gerontologist and member of the State Council on Aging. “We have no idea if Medicare is going to continue to fund hospice in the way it has.”Longview-based Community Home Health & Hospice executives maintain that the county offers enough patients for two centers. CEO Greg Pang pointed out that the county’s 70-plus population is expected to double by 2030, according to the state Office of Financial Management. The demand for services such as hospice and long-term care are expected to grown in tandem, Pang said.“I don’t think this is a zero-sum game where one loses and other wins,” Pang said. “I think both hospice centers are vital.”last_img read more