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Why You Must Not Fear Your Client

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 Fear has no place in sales. You are now being told that you must not use any form of cold outreach to engage your prospective client. To do so, say some, is to destroy your chances of developing relationships and making your intentions suspect. You are no longer allowed to be a hunter, and instead, you must be a fisherman, leaving lines in the water and waiting patiently for opportunities to come to you.You are also being told that you have no insights that are outside of what your clients already know, thanks to the information parity provided by the internet. It’s a mystery how one might gain the hundreds and thousands of experiences you and your company have gained by helping that same number of clients over the course of your lifetime—and the collective experience of your company over its existence. They say it’s the internet, but information and wisdom are distinct and different things.You are being told that your prospective client now has all the power in the relationship. Armed with the internet, they are increasingly taking control of the process of buying, and anything you do to try to help control the process is simply you being pushy, self-oriented, smarmy, and old school. Even though this is not what salespeople are experiencing by proposing and helping their clients take the necessary steps to make a change in their organizations—and even though the research shows that the truth is quite the opposite of what you are being told by pseudo-experts.What you are hearing now is not the truth. For a long time, salespeople were trained and taught approaches that were in fact designed to take advantage of their customers and clients. They used high-pressure sales techniques and tactics, so much so that laws were made to allow consumers to rescind a contract within three days of its signing. Now, however, you are witnessing a new generation of charlatans and frauds categorize cold outreach as something on the same level as a high-pressure sales tactic.You must resist this line of thinking. To succeed in sales, you must be someone who believes themselves to be a peer, someone with insights worth sharing and advice worth following, and someone who is a strategic partner and an integral part of the client’s decision-making around the outcomes they produce. To be something less than this is to be someone who is subservient, timid, and not worthy of being a real partner.There is a difference between being consultative and being milquetoast. Being other-oriented is not the same thing as the total and abject wimpification of the professional salesperson.If you are afraid to make a phone call, you are not going to be anyone’s trusted counsel.Don’t let anyone feed you their fears, especially when they do so to gain attention and money by preying on other people’s lack of confidence.last_img read more

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UAAP football: Ateneo ekes out 2-1 win vs La Salle

first_imgJohn Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Mauro Acot chalked one for the Green Archers at the 83rd minute, but the Taft side’s comeback bid fell short in the end.With the victory, Ateneo has leveled itself with La Salle at six points apiece as they sit tied at third place.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIn the other matches, University of the Philippines conceded its first goal of the season, but that didn’t rain on its 4-1 victory over Adamson to take the top spot with nine points.King Miyagi and JB Borlongan both had braces to tow the Fighting Maroons to their third victory, but had to deal with Falcons’ Jusue Pilarca scoring at the 12th minute, much to the dismay of coach Anto Gonzales. View comments AFP official booed out of forum “We weren’t sharp. We were lazy. We weren’t thinking,” he said.University of Santo Tomas and National University, meanwhile, engaged in a scoreless draw as the Growling Tigers fell to second place with their seven points. LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 City Lyceum gets revenge, beats San Beda to take PCCL title Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Jarvey Gayoso scored a brace as defending champion Ateneo downed La Salle, 2-1, in the UAAP Season 80 men’s football tournament Thursday at Rizal Memorial Stadium.The reigning MVP picked up the scoring in the second half, first putting the Blue Eagles ahead at the 50th minute before doubling the lead at the 66th minute where he eluded two defenders before sending the ball to the back of the net.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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Russia says weightlifting ban is a ‘psychotic episode’ on someone’s orders

first_imgRussian Sport Minister Vitaly Mutko said a decision by the International Weightlifting Federation to ban Russia weightlifters from the Rio Olympics was like “a psychotic episode”, R-Sport news agency reported on Thursday.”It is a psychotic episode, as if it is dictated, accompanied by a departure from the principals and norms,” R-Sport quoted Mutko as saying. “How can you punish a team which should go to the Olympic Games in 2016 for violations from 2008 or 2012? I don’t know.”last_img read more

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Tyson to announce his fitness center academy in Dubai

first_imgDubai, Apr 19 (PTI) Former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson has chosen Dubai, Middle Easts top city, to launch his new business venture, a franchise of fitness centres called the Mike Tyson Academy (MTA). MTA has already garnered international interest with academies looking to open in the Middle East, Australia, France, West Africa and China. Tyson held the record of being the youngest boxer to win the WBA, WBC and IBF heavyweight titles at the age of 20. The 50-year-old Tyson will be revealing more about the venture on May 4 to be followed by the launch on May 6. Asked why he chose Dubai to make this announcement, Tyson said the city has established itself on the world map by hosting many leading sporting events and icons, besides attributing it to the residents obsession with fitness. “I strive to maintain consistency across all my centres with trainers that have been certified by me as well as exceptional training staff who will be on site to ensure a certain benchmark is maintained,” Tyson said. The American boxing icon added, “I am positive that this is going to be only the beginning of a long-running successful association between myself and the region.” PTI AH AHlast_img read more

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President Ram Nath Kovind confers Khel Ratna to Devendra Jhajharia, Sardar Singh

first_imgPresident Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday conferred the country’s highest sporting honour Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award to Paralympian Indian star Devendra Jhajharia and former Indian hockey captain Sardar Singh.The prestigious award is given for the spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field of sports by a sportsperson over a period of four years.Jhajharia, who also clinched the gold medal in the javelin event at the 2004 Athens Paralympics with a record throw of 62.15 metres, became the first Indian to bag two gold medals at the Paralympics after he broke his own world record to win the top honours at the Rio Olympics.The Rajasthan-born athlete, with an amputated left hand, improved upon it with an attempt of 63.97 metres at the Olympic Stadium (Engenhao) in Rio de Janeiro.Jhajharia was also awarded the Arjuna award in 2004 while he also became the first Paralympian to receive the Padma Shri in 2012.WATCH NOW :Presentation of the National Sports & Adventure Awards on @DDNational & https://t.co/shn320U0nq#NationalSportsDay @PMOIndia pic.twitter.com/LmZWbGjiXe- Doordarshan National (@DDNational) August 29, 2017Meanwhile, Sardar, who led the side to the bronze medal in the 2015 Hockey World League, has also guided India to two successive silver medal finishes in the Commonwealth Games.The specially organised ceremony was held at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on the occasion of National Sports Day, celebrated in dedication to the great hockey player Major Dhyan Chand.The government also bestowed the Dronacharya Award, the honour for excellence in sports coaching, to Late Dr. R. Gandhi (athletics), Heera Nand Kataria (Kabaddi), G.S.S.V. Prasad (Badminton) (lifetime), Brij Bhushan Mohanty (Boxing) (lifetime), P.A. Raphel (Hockey) (lifetime), Sanjoy Chakraverthy (Shooting) (lifetime) and Roshan Lal (Wrestling) (lifetime).advertisementIn addition, 17 sportspersons across various disciplines were honoured with the Arjuna Award for their consistent performance in the last four years. This list is as follows:1. Jyothi Surekha Vennam (archery)2. Khushbir Kaur (athletics)3. Rajiv Arokia (athletics)4. Prashanthi Singh (basketball)5. Laishram Devendro Singh (boxing)6. Cheteshwar Pujara (cricket)7. Harmanpreet Kaur (cricket)8. Oinam Bembem Devi (football)9. SSP Chawrasia (golf)10. SV Sunil (hockey)11. Jasvir Singh (kabaddi)12. Prakash Nanjappa (shooting)13. Anthony Amalraj (table tennis)14. Saketh Myneni (tennis)15. Satyawart Kadian (wrestling)16. Mariyappan (para-athlete)17. Varun Singh Bhati (para-athlete)last_img read more

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Team Nova Scotia Honoured During Skills Ceremony

first_imgMembers of Team Nova Scotia were recognized for achievements in a variety of trades and technologies at the Skills Excellence Awards in Halifax, today, Nov. 1. Minister of Education Karen Casey and Skills Canada-Nova Scotia, presented the group of apprentices, high school and post secondary students with gifts of recognition for their strong showing at the Canadian Skills Competition held in Saskatchewan last June. Team Nova Scotia won two gold, five silver and nine bronze medals during the national competition, in categories such as autobody repair, baking and architectural computer-aided design. “These competitions are a fun way to engage and educate our youth about the opportunities that exist in Nova Scotia,” said Ms. Casey. “By promoting skilled trades and technology careers to our youth, we are working to ensure the stability of our province’s future workforce.” Skills Canada-Nova Scotia created the award to recognize youth who have competed in national and provincial skills competitions that encourage youth to explore a career in skilled trades and technologies. “The national competition was both hard and rewarding,” said Gillian Chalmers, 2006 IT Software Applications silver medalist. “The competitions gave me more confidence in my skills and that has opened the door to many great job opportunities.” With a high demand for skilled tradespeople and technologists across Canada, Skills Canada-Nova Scotia, the Department of Education and other interested groups are reaching out to youth with the message that a career in the skilled trades and technologies sectors comes with respect, opportunity and good wages. “It is important to show youth that opportunities in skilled trades and technologies exist right here in Nova Scotia,” said Susanne Anderson, executive director of Skills Canada-Nova Scotia. “This event highlights the accomplishments of those who have already taken advantage of those opportunities and have achieved great success against some of the best competitors in the country.” More information is available online at http://skillsns.ednet.ns.ca.last_img read more

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Action needed to support francophones in Ontario commissioner says

first_imgTORONTO – A new report is urging the Ontario government to better support francophones in the province as statistics indicate the demographic is shrinking at an alarming rate.French Language Services Commissioner Francois Boileau said if nothing is done to address the issue, Ontario’s francophone demographic may decrease to the point where it becomes insignificant and public services for the population are hard to come by.“These findings are alarming,” Boileau said in an interview. “I think we need to have a serious debate on the place of francophones and francophiles in Ontario.”According to Statistics Canada, the proportion of francophones in Ontario went from 5.2 per cent of the population in 1996, to 4.7 per cent in 2016 — a decrease Boileau said was troubling.“It’s disturbing because it is one thing to be a little under five per cent, but if in 20 years we are under two per cent, then it really starts to have an impact on public policies,” he said.The latest census figures show there were 622,415 francophones in Ontario.In the report, seven experts studied several issues that affect or will affect the delivery of French language services. Boileau found that despite foreseeable growth of the francophone population’s actual numbers, francophones will continue to decline in proportion to the rest of the province’s population.A larger proportion of new immigrants choosing English as their official language and a lower rate of transmission of the French language to children who come from families where at least one parent is francophone are factors, the report found.Boileau made 14 recommendations, including suggesting the province adopt an action plan on the development of francophone communities and the promotion of the French language in Ontario.Several recommendations related to immigration, which he said will be key to boosting the francophone demographic. One of them suggests providing a welcome kit to francophone immigrants who come to Ontario with instructions on where they can access services in French.“By doing so we are telling them that we won’t let them down and that there are services they can access and schools where there children can go,” he said.The new Progressive Conservative government said it was reviewing the report and working on identifying “new and effective” ways to support the province’s francophone community.The Opposition NDP said the report emphasizes the need to take action.“If there was ever an alarming report, it is this one,” said NDP legislator France Gelinas. “No matter which scenario you are looking at, if there are no concrete actions taken by the government, the percentage of francophones in Ontario will be so low that it will be impossible to access services and programs needed to live in French in Ontario.”Gelinas said she welcomed Boileau’s recommendations, particularly the idea of having a welcome kit provided to newcomers.“Providing newcomers with a welcome kit changes everything for them because they are new, so they don’t know about the health services or the francophone schools they can access,” she said. “Most of the recommendations in his report do not cost a lot of money, have been tested in the past, so all we need is a political will.”last_img read more

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Site C saw overall workforce increase and local contractor workforce decrease in

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — BC Hydro has released the employment statistics for the Site C dam during the month of April, which shows the dam’s workforce increased once again, though the number of local contractors decreased.In April, there were 2,242 workers directly employed on the Site C project in some capacity, an increase over the workforce size seen in March of 118. The number of contractors on site jumped by 126 to a total of 1,737, while the number of engineers and project team members fell by eight.Employment numbers are provided by Site C contractors and consultants. Numbers are subject to revision and corrections provided by contractors and consultants. Data not received by project deadline may not be included in the above numbers. Photo by BC Hydro There were 90 additional B.C. residents employed on Site C as contractors, making up 82 percent of contractors and bringing the total of B.C. contractors to 1,421. The number of Peace River Regional District resident contractors employed at Site C dropped from 598 to 513, which resulted in the percentage of PRRD residents working as contractors to fall from 37 percent to 31 percent compared to March.Employment numbers are provided by Site C contractors and consultants. Numbers are subject to revision and corrections provided by contractors and consultants. Data not received by project deadline may not be included in the above numbers. Photo by BC Hydrohttps://youtu.be/NeFbAZlYzfAThe three temporary foreign workers employed at Site C in April was the exact same as the number of TFW’s working on the project in March. The number of apprentices at Site C increased from 22 to 29, while the number of Indigenous workers fell from 213 to 163. The number of women employed on the project jumped from 256 to 285.last_img read more

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US court FCC had the right to dump netneutrality rules

WASHINGTON — A federal court is ruling that the Federal Communications Commission had the right to dump net-neutrality rules, but couldn’t bar states like California from passing their own.The ruling is largely a victory for FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, a Trump administration appointee.The 2015 net neutrality rules had barred internet providers such as AT&T, Comcast and Verizon from blocking, slowing down or charging internet companies to favour some sites or apps over others.Without these rules, phone and cable companies can interfere with internet traffic as long as they disclose it.The decision came from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.The Associated Press read more

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Car2go wont wait for Toronto to OK its full carshare service restarts

Car2go won’t wait for Toronto to OK its full car-share service; restarts March 31 by The Canadian Press Posted Mar 24, 2016 8:27 am MDT Last Updated Mar 24, 2016 at 9:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Car2go says it’s tired of waiting for the City of Toronto to establish parking regulations for shared vehicles and will go ahead with its full service in Canada’s largest city on March 31.The move by Car2go’s car-sharing offering would bring its Toronto operation into line with what’s already available in other North American cities.Its Toronto service has been restricted compared with Vancouver, Montreal, Calgary and all other Car2go cities because members haven’t been allowed to leave their vehicles on the street in legal parking spaces.Car2go is designed to offer one-way car sharing — meaning vehicles can be left on a residential street space or a parking lot once a driver is finished and then picked up by a another member driver who locates the car with an app.The Daimler subsidiary considers the one-way feature to be a competitive advantage over other car-sharing services such as Zipcar and Enterprise CarShare, which also operate in Toronto.Car2go says it has tried unsuccessfully to get the Toronto city government to establish regulations for parking shared vehicles on the street but won’t wait any longer and will provide full service beginning at the end of the month.The company says its members aren’t responsible for parking tickets, so long as they abide by Car2go’s parking guidelines.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version referred to AutoShare, but the company changed its name to Enterprise CarShare. read more

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US tells companies not to overlook qualified Americans

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration has issued a stern warning to U.S. companies as they begin applying for coveted skilled-worker visas, cautioning that it would investigate and prosecute those who overlook qualified American workers for jobs.The message came on the opening day of applications for American employers seeking visas known as H-1B, which are used mostly by technology companies to bring in programmers and other specialized workers from other countries.“U.S. workers should not be placed in a disfavoured status, and the department is wholeheartedly committed to investigating and vigorously prosecuting these claims,” Tom Wheeler, acting head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, said in a statement.The Obama administration sued companies for violating the Immigration and Nationality Act’s anti-discrimination provisions, including businesses that favoured foreigners over U.S. workers. But Monday’s warning in a news release at the start of the visa process appeared to be a first-of-its kind signal to employers not to put American workers at a disadvantage.U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services also announced that it would step up its reviews of employers that use H-1B visas, saying “too many American workers who are qualified, willing and deserving to work in these fields have been ignored or unfairly disadvantaged.”The statements were the latest indication that even legal immigration will be scrutinized under the Trump administration.While enforcement of visa abuses is not new, the aggressive position on the H-1B program is a different approach. White House spokesman Sean Spicer also addressed the issue at the beginning of his daily press briefing, saying the administration will crack down on businesses that discriminate against U.S. workers by using the visa program to hire foreigners.Yet, the crackdown comes as no surprise. President Donald Trump promised as a candidate for office to “end forever the use of the H-1B as a cheap labour program.” A draft proposal circulated in January promised to review existing regulations, find ways to allocate visas more efficiently and ensure that beneficiaries are “the best and the brightest.”Trump has yet to issue that order; the enforcement effort announced Monday could be an interim measure while a broader overhaul is worked out.The H-1B program is open to a broad range of occupations, including architects, professors and even fashion models. Companies must affirm that the job requires a specialty skill that cannot be filled by a U.S. worker, but critics say safeguards are weak. They argue the program routinely lets in foreign workers with minimal skills, even though these visas are supposed to be reserved for highly specialized jobs that are difficult to fill with U.S. workers.The tech industry insists the H1-B program is vital. Proponents say the program encourages students to stay in the U.S. after getting their degrees in high-tech specialties. He said many of them go on to start companies and hire U.S. workers.Critics called the announcement and increased enforcement a step toward reform.“While the laws/regs are chock full of major loopholes, the U.S. government hasn’t vigorously enforced them,” longtime critic Ron Hira, a Howard University professor, said in an email. “I suspect that many H-1B dependent firms are not complying with good faith recruiting promises. DHS investigations would help shed light on this.”The crackdown didn’t surprise the Computing Technology Industry Association, a trade group that represents Apple, Google, Microsoft and other major companies. Critics say that many of the available H-1B spots go to lower-paid foreign workers employed by consulting firms that let U.S. companies contract out their tech departments.“If it helps preserve the program and frees up more spots for truly exceptional people to continue innovation in this country, then it’s a good thing,” said Todd Thibodeaux, the association’s CEO. “And if it squeezes out people out at the bottom, then so be it.”___Associated Press writers Alicia A. Caldwell in Washington, Nick Jesdanun in New York, and Michael Liedtke in San Ramon, California contributed to this report. by Sadie Gurman, The Associated Press Posted Apr 4, 2017 2:11 am MDT Last Updated Apr 4, 2017 at 5:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email US tells companies not to overlook qualified Americans read more

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Church bans yoga because it is nonChristian and villagers threaten a boycott

first_imgOne local, who asked not to be named, said: “Over the last 12 months it became obvious that the Church was tightening its grip on what activities would be allowed to take place.”I think the Church sees the community centre as a way of keeping the church going, but they are going against what residents want. With the best will in the world it will not be a proper community centre – it cannot be.”A Church in Wales spokesman said: “The Blaenporth PCC is keen to broaden the use of St David’s Church as a facility that will bring much-needed opportunities for the community it serves – however, the church will continue to be a place of Christian worship. “Therefore, it is felt that activities that might be seen to be in conflict with Christian values and belief would not be appropriate.”What do you think? Join the debate by leaving a comment below. A Church in Wales spokesman said the PCC is “keen to broaden the use of St David’s Church”, but it will continue to be a place of Christian worship.”Therefore, it is felt that activities that might be seen to be in conflict with Christian values and belief would not be appropriate”, he added.The PCC minutes on approval of restrictions of community use reads: “It is agreed that it is important that all the PCC members know what is going on and that people cannot come in without the approval of the PCC and that the Canolfan comes under the auspices of the PCC.”There is no problem to have alcohol in the building, but alcohol is not to be sold. Pilates is allowed, but not yoga. Also no activity of non-Christian activity.” 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. Parishioners have threatened to boycott a church that banned yoga from its premises because it is “non-Christian”.Church bosses said the discipline that originated in ancient India “might be seen to be in conflict with Christian values and belief”.Part of St David’s Church, in Ceredigion, Wales, is being converted into a community centre after complaints that the village of Blaenporth lacked facilities.However, some locals were shocked after the Parochial Church Council (PCC) ruled that, while pilates would be allowed in the planned centre, yoga would not be – along with other “non-Christian activities”. Those who say that yoga is non-Christian often claim to hold the viewpoint because it “teaches participants to focus on oneself, instead of on the one true God”.In a letter to Aberporth Community Council seeking its support, one resident wrote: “I would like to make you aware of the intended community activity restrictions that have been imposed once St David’s Church, Blaenporth is part-converted into a well-needed community centre.”I and no doubt some Blaenporth residents are not at all happy with the view the church has on community activities like yoga, tai chi, taekwondo, cash prize bingo and the like. It is supposed to be a community affair where old and young can enjoy a better quality of life.”I, for one, will not be dictated to as to what activity events are open to me. Therefore, I will not be visiting this establishment for recreational enjoyment until a fair and non-bias community centre is built.” It is felt that activities that might be seen to be in conflict with Christian values and belief would not be appropriateChurch in Wales spokesmanlast_img read more

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New mothers could be bribed with £200 shopping vouchers to breastfeed children

first_imgOnly one third of British women breastfeed for the recommended six monthsCredit:Anthony Devlin 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. In areas where the vouchers were trialed breastfeeding rates at eight weeks old were just 28 per cent, but that rose to 34 per cent with the incentives. Researchers estimate that raising breastfeeding levels could save the NHS £17 million each year, because it protects babies from infections.However experts warned that there were major problems with the study.Andrew Whitelaw, Emeritus Professor of Neonatal Medicine at the University of Bristol, said: “The trial design could not avoid the possibility that an economically deprived mother would be tempted to report she was breastfeeding (when she was not) in order to receive a 200 pound reward.“This trial is worth publishing because it highlights the difficulties in researching this problem but is not a justification for a general policy of economically rewarding mothers who reporting breastfeeding in areas with low breastfeeding rates.”The NHS has previously spend funds on cash payments of up to £425 for those who lose weight, and shopping vouchers for teenage girls who walk to school.The trial findings are published in JAMA Pediatrics. New mothers could be ‘bribed’ with £200 in shopping vouchers to breastfeed their children, following a major five year trial part-funded by Public Health England.More than 10,000 women living on South Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire were offered £120 in vouchers for stores such as Argos, Debenhams, Tesco, Asda and Morrisons, if they signed forms declaring they had breastfed their child for six weeks.They received a further £80 if they were still breastfeeding at six months to ‘acknowledge the work’ involved in breastfeeding.Although fewer than half of women took up the offer, and breastfeeding rates were raised just six per cent, the University of Sheffield declared the results as ‘significant, making it more likely to be rolled out nationally.However critics have argued that there was nothing to stop women using the vouchers for cigarettes and alcohol. They also warned that signing a form did not mean women were actually breastfeeding, and claimed that it penalised women who could not breastfeed.In an ongoing poll on the Telegraph website asking whether women should be paid to breastfeed, 72 per cent of readers said no.center_img Principal investigator Dr Clare Relton, from the University of Sheffield’s School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR), said: “Our scheme offered vouchers to mothers as a way of acknowledging the value of breastfeeding to babies and mothers and the work involved in breastfeeding.“The trial found a significant increase in breastfeeding rates in areas where the scheme was offered.“It seems that the voucher scheme helped mothers to breastfeed for longer. Mothers reported they felt rewarded for breastfeeding.”The NHS recommends that mothers exclusively breastfeed their babies during the first six months.Research has found that breastfed babies have fewer health problems, such as chest infections, and are less likely to develop health problems such as diabetes, or become obese, when they are older.But currently only one third of children are breastfed at six months, and that just one per cent only receive breast-milk by this stage. A two-day-old baby girl being breastfedlast_img read more

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WWCH 2013 – Brasil VS Hungary Serbia against Norway

← Previous Story Serbian madness in front of 12.000 fans – Brasil, Hungary and Norway to TOP 8! Next Story → VIDEO: Winning goal in front of 12.000 fans! The pairs for the quarter finals in the World Championship in Serbia:Novi Sad:Poland – France 17:30Denmark – Germany 20:15Belgrade:Brazil – Hungary 17:30Serbia – Norway 20:15

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WDs Red is the first line of NASspecific hard drives

first_imgNetwork-attached storage (NAS) units are one area where the hard drive has little to fear from today’s solid-state drives. Networked storage favors capacity over transfer speed and reliability over performance, so the hard drive is still very much the best option. Realizing this, and seeing big projected growth in the NAS market, Western Digital has developed Red, a series of hard drives specifically designed for use in network-attached storage.The Red drives looks like normal, 3.5-inch hard drives (only parts of the label are red), and they will initially come in 1TB, 2TB, and 3TB capacities. Each drive will have a 64MB cache, DDR2, WD’s Intellipower rotational speed moderation, and 6Gbit/s SATA. Sounds just like a normal 3.5-inch drive, right? In most ways they are, but each Red disk will have WD’s NASware RAID management as well as firmware and hardware improvements that make them ideally suited to work in small, 1-5 bay enclosures.WD has also increased the MTBF for the Red drives from 650,000 hours to 1,000,000 as they believe them to be that much more reliable than their standard offerings. They are rated for operating temperatures up to 70 degrees C (instead of 60) because the drives will operate in hot, multi-drive environments.Those drive improvements are all internal so WD isn’t speaking much about what was specifically changed, but the end result should be cooler, more efficient hard drives with “best-in-class power utilization”. One of the improvements that was mentioned was 3D active balancing, which is designed to make for for less vibration and less noise. That means quieter NAS units and significantly less grumpy IT managers.Performance will be above that of WD’s Green series, but not at the level of the enthusiast-level Black. The Red series isn’t specifically geared for top speed, but they should be respectable all-rounded performers and, more importantly, optimized for the tasks most often handled by a drive in a NAS.Western Digital didn’t stop at just the hard drives for this roll out, they worked with NAS companies, like Synology, in order to ensure maximum compatibility across product lines. Also, the Red drives will include a free copy of Acronis True Image backup software, and they will have a dedicated, 24-7 support line from WD’s in-house NAS team.With more NAS units being sold ever year and a large share of those diskless, WD has the makings for a solid product here. It seems like they’ve taken the task seriously and given buyers a number of reason why they should put the right hard drive in their NAS, not just the cheapest one.last_img read more

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GOG US government shutdown sale gives free games to government employees

first_imgIt’s been eight days since the United States government shut down, closing up national parks, museums, and giving non-Congressional government employees a little more free time than they’re used to. To capitalize on the shut down of our country’s capitol, Good Old Games is currently running the Shutdown Promo, bundling seven government-themed games for the low price of $24.93.As the tagline says, the GOG has decided to bundle seven government-themed games to show us how government works, in case ours doesn’t. If you purchase the pack, you’ll save 50% on the total price compared to purchasing each game at full cost. The pack appropriately includes Capitalism Plus, Capitalism 2, Tropico Reloaded, Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri (and Alien Crossfire), Theme Hospital, The Guild Gold Edition, and finally, Redneck Rampage Collection. If you’re wondering why Redneck Rampage and Alpha Centauri are included, if you rearrange the order of each game based on theme, it makes a compelling narrative depicting what happens to society when there isn’t a government regulating it.At the time of writing, the offer stands for another 16 hours, but that doesn’t mean the US government will go back to work once the sale is over.However, if you can prove you’re a government employee, then you can snag the pack for free. Simply send an email to thanksobama@gog.com (for real), with a 4chan-style picture of yourself holding your official furlough letter, and you’ll have some societal sims to play before your professional society simulator known as the US government comes back online. Head on over to GOG if you’re interested in a pack of good games, some of which feature rednecks rampaging.last_img read more

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PDA to hold Provo rally tonight

first_img PDA takes rally to Five Cays Related Items:oswald skippings, progressive democratic alliance, rally, sam’s building PDA Candidate says representation lacking in Govt & Opposition Recommended for you PDA Leader calls for Ministry of Health to be more visible in their fight against Zika Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 10 Feb 2016 – The Progressive Democratic Alliance will hold its first Providenciales political rally tonight and it will do so at the very same site at the PDM Headquarters. The leader of the PDA, Oswald Skippings as many already know is a former chief minister and the former leader of the PDM. Skippings broke off the party he helped to establish and since Monday has been politically pitching his group of candidates ahead of the 2016/2017 General Elections. The Meeting is at Sam’s Building down town tonight at 7, in Provo. Monday it was Grand Turk and by Friday, the PDA rally will move to North Caicos. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Digital Revenues Rise Print Continues to Fall for Future plc

first_imgAdvertising for the U.S. market as a whole stayed flat, but a 26-percent increase in digital ad sales offset a 41-percent drop in print. Digital advertising now accounts for 77 percent of Future’s total ad revenues. Citing the impact of Hurricane Sandy in October, the division’s circulation revenue fell off 19 percent, including a 28-percent hit for print copy sales specifically.”Our twin-track digital growth strategy is based on growing our online audience and building revenues in the fast-expanding tablet markets,” says Mark Wood, CEO of Future, in a statement. “Visits to our websites have increased by 46 percent to 51.4 million a month over the past year and page views have increased by 38 percent to almost 300 million a month. More importantly, we have steadily improved monetization of that global audience, reflected in the sustained growth in digital advertising revenues, which rose 18 percent year-on-year.”Wood also noted the development of several alternate revenue streams Future is pursuing. Specifically, two of Wood’s mentions-licensing and events-saw a combined 20-percent earnings increase in the U.S. division, though they still account for a small portion of overall revenue. Stay updated on the latest FOLIO: news, follow us on Facebook & Twitter! Overall earnings stayed relatively flat in the fiscal first half for Future plc, but the company’s sources of income changed considerably.Digital revenues rose 33 percent year-over-year to $18.9 million—now accounting for more than a quarter of the group’s total revenue. Meanwhile, print earnings fell 9 percent to $57 million. Future’s total group revenues for FY1H declined 1 percent year-over-year to $75.1 million.The company’s U.S. division, publisher of enthusiast titles like TechRadar and PC Gamer, took a more substantial hit to its earnings, dropping 6 percent year-over-year to $13.4 million. Digital markets now account for 43 percent of that revenue however, up from 40 percent in the FY2012 year-end report.last_img read more

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Painting the essence of Rajasthan

first_imgRajasthan remains one of the most intriguing places in India for Priyanka Banerjee, who will be displaying her work in a solo exhibition titled ‘Vibrant Rajasthan’. Drawing inspiration from her travel, Priyanka has tried to capture the heart and soul of the place. The exhibition by the artist is open for all at the Open palm court, India Habitat Center from July 27-29, 10 am to 7pm everyday.According to Priyanka, the princely state is full of mesmerizing forts and palaces which speaks of many tales of the bygone era. The colorful state reminds her of the victories and conquests of the rulers. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfInspired by the architecture of Rajasthan which is unique and is based on the Rajput school of architecture, the artist says, “Interplay of light and shadows on the architectural marvels has always captivated me and has compelled me to transform the magic in my paintings.””The havelis and jharokhas evoke an age of regal Rajput elegance. They have found a special place in my paintings. Jharokhas are types of overhanging enclosed balconies found in havelis, temples and palaces in Rajasthan,” she further reveals. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveBy using different mediums like watercolor on paper, acrylics on canvas, and soft pastels on paper, the artist has tried to depict the beauty of the golden forts, camels, ling moustaches, colourful attires etc.Narrating her first hand experience in Rajasthan, Priyanka says, “The hospitality of the people has always touched my soul. Their smiling faces, the holy sages of Pushkar, the conversation of the camel owners after a day’s labour have become favorite subjects of my artworks.”last_img read more

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