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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 At a dinner party, a friend of mine asked me this question: “Do you want to know how to have a really nice small business?” I knew the question was a setup, so I bit. He said, “Buy a really nice large business and wait.”This is as true for businesses as it is for the level of value that they create. It’s difficult to climb to greater levels of value creation, but it’s easy to slide down to lower levels. ’Waiting” will by itself knock you down a level or two.From L4VC to L3VCYou Stop Being Proactive: The first way you slip from L4 to L3 is to stop being proactive. If you’re reactive, if you wait for your client to tell you what they need, if you don’t present the next idea to move their business forward, you run the risk of dropping from L4 to L3. And the longer you go without being proactive the more likely you drop a level…or two.You Run Out of Ideas: And the key to being proactive? Continually coming up with new ideas. One of the linchpin attributes of successful salespeople-and successful people in general-is resourcefulness. It’s the ability to come up with new ideas that create value and solve problems. And one of the biggest problems you will face is discovering the next idea to move your dream client’s business forward.You Stop Listening: One of the fastest ways to run out of ideas is to stop listening. Listening is the ultimate act of caring. If you take the time to truly listen to your clients you will uncover issues, challenges, problems, and opportunities. All of these provide you with an opportunity to be proactive.You Become Complacent: You are the value. Until you’re not. As soon as you become complacent, as soon you stop growing, as soon as you stop learning, you begin to slip from being the biggest part of the value proposition to something less. Be the value.L3VC to L2VCYou Stop Producing Tangible Business Results: You can slip from L3 to L2 by not producing tangible business results. You don’t really need to do anything for this to happen. All you need to do, like our story from the beginning of this post, is to wait. Your clients needs will change. Their desire for better results will grow. What you do will no longer produce the business results they need, and you will slip from L3 to L2 (and possibly lower).You Allow the Status Quo to Take Hold: Remember when you won your dream client? Remember how you build consensus around overthrowing the status quo? Now you are the status quo. The business results that you produce were fine when you won the account. They’re no longer fine. The benchmarks that you established are no longer the benchmarks on which you will be judged.You Ignore New Business Needs: Your clients needs are changing. It’s inevitable. Again, all you have to do is wait. Either you determine what the new business result needs to be or your competitor does. And “poof,” just like that, you’re L2.L2VC to L1VCYou Stop Providing Support: One of the primary factors that allow you to deliver L2 value is excellent support. Without excellent support, you’re L1. You can have a great product, but a great product without great support isn’t a great product. To sell successfully today you have to be accountable for the outcomes that you sell. If your client can get those outcomes, you’re responsible to help them. Lest you become and L1. Lest you become a commodity.You Stop Delivering an Excellent Customer Experience: L2 pretends towards relationships. They give you an excellent customer experience. They make you feel that your important. That they know you personally. That they care. Without an excellent customer experience, you drop to L1. Say goodbye to your margins. And say goodbye to the profit you need to deliver a higher level of value.L1VC to The Dustbin of HistoryYou Sell Price: L1 means that you have a great product. But if you have a great product and you compete on price, you are stepping onto the slippery slope that is commoditization. You drop your price, your competitor drops their price. And so it goes, both of you chasing the bottom, until there’s nowhere left to turn. Without the margin you need to create a great product, service, or solution, you’re on your way to the dustbin of history.QuestionsThink of a client where you’ve slipped from L4 to L3. What did you stop doing?Think of a client where you’ve slipped from L3 to L2. What did you stop doing?Think of the client where you slipped from L2 to L1. What did you stop doing?Now that you know this, what are you doing to do different?last_img read more

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first_imgThe Jats on Sunday observed ‘Black Day’ across Haryana amid tight security arrangements, even as the agitation by the community passed off peacefully. Traffic on the Hisar-Rewari rail route was disrupted for some time as the protesters squatted on the tracks near Ramayan village in Hisar district, officials said. The Haryana Roadways also suspended its service from Hisar to Chandigarh, Jind, Panipat, Bhiwani and Gurgaon due to the agitation, they said. The ‘Black Day’ was observed at Panipat, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Kaithal, Gurugram, Hisar, Jhajjar, Fatehabad, Sirsa, Bhiwani, Dadri, Rewari, Faridabad, Palwal, Ambala, Yamuna Nagar and Mahendragarh. A large number of protesters, including women and children participated in dharnas with black ribbons, turbans, caps and armbands to show their resentment against the government towards their demands. Besides seeking quota in education and government jobs under Other Backward Classes category, the demands of the Jats include release of those jailed during last year’s agitation, withdrawal of cases slapped during the protest and government jobs for the kin of those killed and injured while taking part in the stir. Traffic was diverted at some areas in sensitive districts of the State, officials said. “No untoward incident was reported from any part of the day,” they said. Yashpal Malik, president, All-India Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti (AIJASS), which is spearheading the protest, joined the protesters in Rohtak and Jind.No talks “The Manohar Lal Khattar government is doing injustice with Jats,” Mr Malik said, adding that the community members would not hold talks with the government’s proposed committee as it had “no powers.” Internet services were also suspended at some sensitive places including Rohtak, Hisar and Sonipat. Sonipat District Magistrate K. Makarand Pandurang had issued orders to impose ban on Internet services under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code for 24 hours with effect from 5 P.M. on Saturday till 5 P.M. on Sunday. The District Magistrate said the ban had been imposed to prevent people from misusing these services to spread rumours.The police also set up ‘nakas’ on all roads leading to Rohtak town to prevent the entry of protesters and they have been asked to use the outer bypass of the town to reach the sit-in sites, officials said.Strict vigilParamilitary forces are also keeping a strict vigil, officials said. As many as 30 people were killed and property worth crores of rupees was damaged at many places in Haryana during last year’s Jat stir which had turned violent. Rohtak and some of its neighbouring districts, including Sonipat and Jhajjar, were the worst hit by the violence.last_img read more

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first_imgChief Information Commissioner of India Rajiv Mathur on Monday called for immediate implementation of the Whistleblowers’ Protection Act, the Lokpal Act and the Lokayukta Act, which would strengthen governance systems further.“Although progressive legislations such as the Whistleblowers’ Protection Act, the Lokpal Act and the Lokayukta Act have been enacted, the rules for these Acts have not been framed. As a result, neither the Union government nor States are executing these Acts,” Mr. Mathur said, addressing the valedictory session of the Fifth National Convention on Right To Information here.The CIC paid tributes to RTI (Right to Information) activists who lost their lives in their crusade against attempts to suppress information. According to the organisers of the convention, more than 60 RTI activists have been killed.“Bureaucracy cannot deny information in the pretext of the Official Secrets Act. They are accountable to the general public,” he observed.Mr. Mathur said, “The Information Commission is trying to clear pendency on a war-footing. By February 2018, there will be no one-year-old case.”Mr. Mathur announced that the Commission would analyse second appeals being filed by applicants. “Based on the findings, we would identify the Ministry that is frequently denying information. Subsequently, the same Ministry would be asked to disclose information suo moto,” he said.last_img read more

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first_imgUttar Pradesh Power Minister Shrikant Sharma on Thursday sent a defamation notice to UPCC president Ajay Kumar Lallu giving him an ultimatum to apologise within 24 hours for making “indecent allegations” against him regarding the ₹2,600 crore EPF scam in the State power department. “The notice has been sent to the Congress leader by the Energy Minister for making wrong, derogatory and indecent allegations against him in connection with the case,” PRO in the energy department Ankush Tripathi said. In case Mr. Lallu does not offer an apology, a case will be registered against him under the IPC, the Minister warned. “The Minister has stated that he has no role in the investments in the DHFL or Sunblink Company and he has never had any meeting with the officials of any of these companies,” Mr. Tripathi said, adding that he has reiterated that he had not gone to Dubai, as claimed by Mr. Lallu. The notice said, “the statement made by you (Lallu) is totally wrong, malicious and misleading. You have given this statement without verifying the facts as part of a conspiracy” to harm Mr. Sharma’s image and prestige and to defame him.‘No role in it’ “A trust of the department manages the provident fund of the employees and Mr. Sharma neither occupies any position in it nor has a role in it,” the PRO said. The Minister also reiterated that the decision to invest in the DHFL was taken during the previous government headed by Akhilesh Yadav of the Samajwadi Party.last_img read more

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first_imgFire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Mbala pumped in 39 points in 23 minutes, marking the third time this season that he reset a personal scoring high, while front court partner Tratter fired 24 points as the Archers pulled away early before surviving a late onslaught by the Warriors anchored by Pasaol, who scored 18 points in the final frame.While La Salle picked up its fifth win in six games ahead of its finals rematch with Ateneo on Sunday, it was Pasaol’s brilliance for the still winless Warriors that made what was an otherwise routine victory for the Archers even more memorable.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“He was just in the zone,” Mbala said of Pasaol, who shot 20-of-30 from the field.“He was shooting very well and we didn’t do a good job. Knowing that La Salle is a defensive minded team, we have to do better than that. We should have gotten him out of his comfort zone.” Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary View comments University of the East coach Derrick Pumaren hopes the fighting performance against the Archers will serve as a “springboard” for the Warriors as they face fellow cellar-dweller University of Santo Tomas on Saturday.“This is the first time that even though we lost, I was really proud of the way we played,” said Pumaren.“The team that has been missing the past five games showed up. Alvin (Pasaol) was awesome tonight. He could have scored 60, but he really gave us a really good show.”“I wouldn’t have done it without my teammates’ help,” said Pasaol, who also had eight rebounds and four steals.Earlier, Sean Manganti scored on a putback with a second remaining as Adamson nipped University of the Philippines, 73-71, to gain a share of third spot with Far Eastern U.ADVERTISEMENT Manganti’s tip-in off a Papi Sarr miss broke the deadlock and boosted the Falcons to their fourth victory in six games, while sending the Fighting Maroons to a second straight defeat for a 3-3 slate.“I guess we were lucky to win that game,” said Adamson coach Franz Pumaren. “I guess this is a good test on our part that in crucial moments of the game, we can survive.”Manganti also broke up the Maroons’ final play intended for Paul Desiderio as they collected their third straight victory. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNot even the highest individual scoring performance in recent memory was enough to stop La Salle from sustaining its winning run ahead of its showdown with fierce rival Ateneo in UAAP Season 80.University of the East forward Alvin Pasaol exploded for 49 points, but the Green Archers also drew career-best outputs from Ben Mbala and Abu Tratter in a 106-100 victory Wednesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Deaf personalities everyone should know PLAY LIST 04:26Deaf personalities everyone should know05:01What the Deaf want the hearing to know01:24Life lessons the hearing can learn from the Deaf01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games LATEST STORIES BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight NU, Adamson close in on PVL finalslast_img read more

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first_imgThe top three seeds withered in the baking Queen’s Club sunshine with five-time Aegon Championships winner Andy Murray following Stan Wawrinka and Milos Raonic through the exit door on Tuesday.By far the biggest shock was number one seed Murray’s abject 7-6(4) 6-2 defeat to Australian world number 90 Jordan Thompson — a late call-up who only knew he was playing shortly before stepping on court against the defending champion.Second seed and world number three Wawrinka, runner-up at the French Open nine days ago, went down 7-6(4) 7-5 to Spain’s Feliciano Lopez while another young Australian, wildcard Thanasi Kokkinakis, accounted for Raonic 7-6(5) 7-6(8).Temperatures, which had reached 38 degrees on court during the day at the west London club, were still sizzling when Murray took to court for his first grasscourt match of the season, having reached the semi-finals of the French Open.Initially he had been scheduled to face fellow Britain Aljaz Bedene but 23-year-old ‘lucky loser’ Thompson stepped in after Bedene withdrew with a wrist injury.Murray had lost only one match on grass since the summer of 2014 — to Roger Federer in the 2015 Wimbledon semi-finals — but looked uncomfortable on the slick surface as the errors flowed from his racket, especially off the forehand.Having taken a close first set Thompson, who reached the final of the Surbiton challenger event last week, raced through the second to the general surprise of the 10,000 crowd.”Andy’s the world number one — I’ve looked up to him and that’s definitely the biggest win of my career. I took each point at a time. I didn’t expect it to be winning in straight sets,” he told the BBC.advertisement”I was sitting around yesterday hoping to get a match. Here I am, I got in the draw and I was so lucky to be here. I don’t know if I can say my immediate thoughts.”Murray looked flat and admitted it was a “big blow” in his build-up for Wimbledon where he will be aiming to defend the title he won for a second time last year.”It has happened in the past where guys haven’t done well here and gone on to do well at Wimbledon,” said the Briton after the end of a 14-match winning streak on grass.”There is no guarantee that I won’t do well at Wimbledon, but it certainly would have helped to have had more matches.”He played better. I didn’t create loads of chances.”After his defeat by Rafa Nadal in the Paris final, Wawrinka added Paul Annacone to his coaching team as a grass court specialist. The American previously coached Federer and Pete Sampras, who between them have taken 14 Wimbledon titles.But Wawrinka was below his best on Tuesday as Lopez produced some deft touches to support his big serve.”I came here with a lot of confidence and tennis is a lot about confidence,” Lopez told the BBC.Raonic said he would spend time on the practice court and in the gym after his defeat by Kokkinakis.It was the Australian’s first win over a top 10 player as he began the long road back from playing only one match in 2016.A series of injuries over the past two years had sent his ranking to 993 from 69. “I’ve been out of the game for so long, it’s huge for me,” the 21-year-old, now ranked 698, said.”I’m trying to look forward now and get myself going week by week, and I can’t wait to play my next round.”last_img read more

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first_imgThe museum dedicated to the life of Pablo Escobar, the notorious drug lord, has been shut down by the Colombian authorities of Medellin, local media said.The museum was closed for operating ‘illegally’ as it did not have a license issued by the national tourism office. As per a report by Colombiano, this museum was one of Escobar’s former houses.Also known as the King of Cocaine, Pablo Escobar was known as one of the most notorious in the world of crime.The Medellin museum, which used to hold ‘narco tours’ for tourists, was a one-stop place for taking a close look at the life of the drug lord. The museum, where Escobar was killed in a police shootout in 1993, also exhibited Escobar’s grave.The museum had things that belonged to Pablo Escobar, including cars, photos, furniture and his belongings.Pablo Escobar was also held responsible for causing over 6,000 deaths in two decades.Medellin Mayor Federico Gutierrez said that these ‘narco tours’ are not illegal but glorify a mafia culture.We have to tell the story, not the mobsters. We do not want those ‘narco tours’ who advocate crime, showing these Mafiosi as if they were legends and heroes.- Medellin Mayor Federico GutierrezHere, the heroes are the victims. Everyone knows who Pablo Escobar was, but how much does the world know about Valdemar Franklin Quintero, commander of the police riddled with bullets by these murderers? He is a hero.- Gutierrez said.Pablo Escobar was one of the richest men in the world due to his control over the cocaine trade. He was also loved by a few poor Colombians for providing housing and sports facilities in Medellin and Western Colombia.advertisementAlso read: ‘I’m not a rich man, I’m just a poor man with money’: Know about the infamous drug lord Pablo Escobarlast_img read more

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first_imgIndia’s Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane has said he believes a good Test player can easily adapt to 50-overs and T20 cricket while insisting on the need for the senior national team to pick a core group across formats.Ajinkya Rahane, speaking to TVTN News Director Rahul Kanwal for India Today’s Jab We Met, said that he endorses Sourav Ganguly’s views on picking more all-format players for India cricket team.Rahane’s comments come after Ganguly said time had come for the selectors to pick a few players and give them opportunities to consistently play all three formats at the international level. The former India captain had expressed surprise at the absence of Ajinkya Rahane and Shubman Gill from India’s limited-overs squads for the ongoing tour of West Indies.Taking to Twitter last month, Ganguly had said: “There are many in the squad who can play all formats ..surprised not to see shubman gill ..Rahane in the one day squad..(sic).”Time has come for Indian selectors to pick same players in all formats of the game for rhythm and confidence.. too few are playing in all formats ..great teams had consistent players ..it’s not about making all happy but picking the best for the country and be consistent.”Good to have a core group: RahaneRahane insisted that players tend to become more confident if they get the backing of the team to play multiple formats and opined that players tend to find it difficult to ajust on return from a 3 to 4-month absence from international cricket.advertisement”It’s very important to be consistent. It’s good to have a core group. Dada had talked about the importance of having a core group across the 3 different formats. I always believed in that. When you have consistency, players tend to become more confident,” Ajinkya Rahane said.”If you have the same core group, it gives the players confidence and belief that the team is backing them. It’s definitely good for the team,” the India star added.”When you’re playing ODI cricket and Test cricket consistently for a few months, you can easily get to know how to adapt and take your game forward. It becomes a different ball game when you’re not playing for 3-4 months at the international formats.”If one can play Test cricket well, he can fit into any format: RahaneRahane, meanwhile, insisted that his approach to the game is unique and added that the selectors need to be consistent when it comes to backing a player at the highest level.”I think my approach is different from the current generation players’ approach. But, I always focus on evolving with the game. You can be stranded behind. I think even Test matches run rate is become important. So you have to play your shots. I know, if one can play Test cricket well, he can fit into any format,” Rahane added.”If your technique is solid, you can easily adapt to to 50-over and T20I cricket. If you’re coming from T20I cricket to Tests, it can be a bit challenging when it comes to controlling shots,”I have always believed in consistency. Consistency is key. If you’re backing a player, you need to be consistent with him.”Rahane, who shone in his maiden county stint for Hampshire in May and July will return to the international fold when India begin their World Test Championship campaign in the West Indies later this month. Rahane has been named as the vice-captain for the 2-Test series, starting August 22.Also Read | Rahkeem Cornwall: Tall and imposing West Indies all-rounder set to face India in Test seriesAlso Read | No Chris Gayle for West Indies in Test series vs IndiaAlso See:last_img read more

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first_imgA great ending to a wacky season for the Pokes. (USATSI)A great ending to a wacky season for the Pokes. (USATSI)I posted the 10 Thought here but of course I have many more than that. Also, I broke most of the social media stuff (Twitter and Vines into their own post here) but here are all my leftover thoughts and notes on what was a wildly entertaining Cactus Bowl.• Oh hey I even got to write a little thing about James Castleman for CBS.• The OSU marching band formed the shape of Oklahoma in the pregame — I presume this was done as a chalk outline honor of OU’s death in the Russell Athletic Bowl.• Why are OSU’s gloves such a different color from the pants and helmet? I love the gloves themselves but they look awkward compared to everything else.• The announcers couldn’t not call Jaydon Mickens “Jay Don,” could they? Speaking of ol’ Jay Don, he’s quite a ballplayer. OSU isn’t short on speedy wideouts but he would have had a spot, no doubt.• The only two Big 12 teams to end their seasons with two straight wins? OSU and TCU.• You don’t have to look very far to find an overhyped January bowl game win negatively affecting a team’s next season, do you? I’m trying to temper expectations but the difference is that Rudolph is way more proven than Trevor Knight ever was.• Speaking of the Big 12’s elite teams…Oklahoma State finished with a better record than Texas this season. How about that.Crazy to think Oklahoma State is 30 minutes away from finishing with a better record than Texas.— Ryan Autullo (@AutulloAAS) January 3, 2015• There were some pretty soft pass interference calls both ways in this game. I can’t stand soft perimeter fouls in college basketball and soft PI calls in college football. Nothing worse.• We ran a LOT of draws in the second half.• I hate the fade so much. Here’s your fade flow chart:Is Dez Bryant playing? Yes —> Throw fade | No —> Don’t throw fade• Do you think Cyler Miles was throwing with his non-dominant hand or is that just how he does things? He and P4tton should have a throw-off to see who could throw it 45 yards first.• Josh Furman is insanse off the edge. Like, “maybe we should think about signing him up for the Jamacian national 4×100 team” insane.• OSU really played without inhibition in the first half, it was a delight to watch.• This is hilarious and awesome. If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! This is just hilarious to look at. pic.twitter.com/AEzd5OTlOv— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) January 3, 2015• How many tickets did Rudolph sell tonight? Do you think Mike Holder knows how many tickets to the exact ticket Rudolph sold tonight?• I loved the uni matchup tonight. In a vacuum I don’t love chrome but the chrome vs. chrome was great (where were the refs’ chrome hats?) OSU’s chrome-black-orange look was in the top five of what was a really strong uni year.•  James Castleman had as many rushing TDs as Tyreek Hill this season. And more receiving yards than Ra’Shaad Samples, CJ Curry, Chris Lacy and Rennie Childs.• To add to that theme — Mason Rudolph now has two tackles.• James Washington had one fewer one-handed TD catches in the first half than the university of Washington had first downs.• Rudolph had more passing yards in the first half than OSU had total in four of its 10 games without him.• Washington fans were probably like “this team went 6-6?!”• Rudolph and Washington are here for three more years. In case you had forgotten.• My favorite part of the Castleman TD was Rudolph going in motion like he was Casey freaking Dick and we were running the Wildcat with DMC. Except it was James Castleman!Totally Tickets is your source for Oklahoma State football tickets.last_img read more

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first_imgSan Francisco: Twitter has suspended an account that peddled conspiracy theories on the social media platform after US President Donald Trump retweeted one such post on Tuesday, the media reported. Twitter said it suspended the account for violating its rules. The account used the display name “LYNN THOMAS” and the handle @LYNNTHO06607841, The Daily Beast reported. The post that Trump retweeted called Democrats the “true enemies of America” in a bold graphic. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year “DEMOCRATS ARE THE ONLY ONES INTERFERING IN OUR ELECTIONS. WHY DO YOU THINK THEY SO STRONGLY OPPOSE VOTER ID?” read the emoji-laden text in all caps. Before the suspension, the account promoted bizarre theories about prominent Democrats murdering children to harvest their pineal glands, said the report. On July 25, the account published a meme that claimed Bill and Hillary Clinton “torture and sacrifice children” to get “a drug that can only be found inside the human skull.”last_img read more

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first_imgThe Canadian Press VANCOUVER — A court will rule today if a proposed British Columbia law that restricts diluted-bitumen shipments through its borders is constitutional.The decision is expected to be crucial for the future of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and Alberta’s efforts to get oilsands crude to overseas markets.A panel of B.C. Court of Appeal judges has been mulling B.C.’s constitutional reference case that asks whether it can create a permit regime for companies that want to increase the flow of heavy oil through the province.READ MORE: Appeal court to decide on B.C. pipeline lawB.C. argues the proposed law is aimed at protecting its lands, rivers and lakes from a hazardous substance, but Alberta and the federal government say the goal is to delay or block the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline.The Trudeau government has purchased the pipeline and expansion project for $4.5 billion and Alberta sees it as an essential development to revitalize its sagging energy sector.READ MORE: Feds paid top dollar for Trans Mountain expansion: spending watchdogSaskatchewan, Trans Mountain Corp. and Enbridge Inc. also argued in court against B.C.’s proposed permit regime, while First Nations, cities and environmental groups supported it.last_img read more

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first_img Twitter Facebook With Hollywood’s seemingly endless thirst for reboots, one classic comedy that has yet to receive the remake treatment is “Three Men and a Baby”, the 1987 farce starring Tom Selleck, Ted Danson and Steve Guttenberg as a trio of single guys whose lives are turned upside down when they’re entrusted with the care of an infant.Twitter user Erick Sanchez had a brilliant casting idea for a new version of the film, and pitched his dream-cast concept to none other than Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, envisioning the former WWE champ teaming up with frequent co-star Kevin Hart and Vancouver-born funnyman Seth Rogen for a reboot.@TheRock I know you’re in the midst of promoting @skyscrapermovie, and I can’t wait to see it. Having said that, I’d really love for you to consider teaming up with @KevinHart4real and @Sethrogen to reboot the ‘Three Men and a Baby’ franchise.— Erick Sanchez (@erickmsanchez) July 15, 2018 Advertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement The tweet earned a response from Johnson himself, who used the opportunity to take a playful shot at Hart, with whom he’s co-starred in “Central Intelligence” and “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”.“Great idea,” tweeted Johnson, while joking that “technically we’d have to call it “Two Men and a lil s**t head.”Great idea, but if I teamed up with @Sethrogen and @KevinHart4real to remake “Three Men and a Baby”, technically we’d have to call it “Two Men and a lil shit head” ????? https://t.co/MMDu6MsMTL— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) July 15, 2018Rogen jumped in to pile on Hart, joking, “With no CGI, @KevinHart4real could easily play the baby.”With no CGI, @KevinHart4real could easily play the baby.— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) July 15, 2018While Hart has yet to enter the fray, this is far from the first time that Johnson has goofed on the five-foot-four comedian’s diminutive stature, jokingly referring to Hart “snack-size Denzel” and even sharing a Photoshopped pic depicting him as an infant.By BRENT FURDYK | ET Canadalast_img read more

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Rabat- Pictures of cardboard containers of milk produced by Moroccan companies have gone viral on social media in the Gulf countries.Qatari social media users have shared pictures of the “Moroccan” milk to tease Saudis over the embargo imposed by Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain following their decision to sever ties with Qatar over its alleged support of terrorism and undermining of their national security.Morocco and Turkey have both sent food supplies to Qatar to alleviate the sanctions imposed by its sister countries. Rabat and Ankara entertain good relations with Doha. Despite facing this dramatic situation, Qataris seem to have kept their sense of humor.A massive wave of sarcasm spread on social media in the country as a reaction to a comment by a Saudi analyst who said that “the Qatari stomach can’t get used to Turkish food.”Saudi Okaz EIC: “Qatari stomach can’t get used to Turkish food”. This isn’t The Onion,it’s AlArabiyapic.twitter.com/RpPl6AkUsG #??????_???????— ??? ?????? (@Reem_AlHarmi) June 12, 2017The pictures of Moroccan milk were widely posted and shared on Twitter along with funny comments.“Moroccan milk has arrived. To your health. I don’t need to remind you of the benefits of Moroccan milk on the Qatari stomach,” reads a tweet.??????? ??? ? #??????_??????? ?? ?? ????? ?????? ?? ???????? ????? ?????? #??? ??? ????? ????? ??? ?????? ??????? ?#??????#Qatar #Maroc pic.twitter.com/LlmPOTqsL4— ???? ???? (@lachyab) June 19, 2017Another tweet humorously commented: “After Turkish milk, Moroccan milk is now in the markets. Before you say anything, the Qatari stomach is ready.”In addition to adopting a neutral position vis-à-vis the Gulf crisis, Morocco has sought to mediate between the quarreling states.King Mohammed VI is known to be a personal friend of the leaders of the Gulf countries, and the Kingdom is seen as a major Gulf ally.Earlier in June, the monarch sent the Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita as an envoy to the Gulf to mediate the crisis and express Morocco’ support for the Kuwaiti initiative to try to put an end to the unprecedented dispute that threatens to disintegrate the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), seen as the only successful Arab bloc. read more

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During questioning, the arrested men said they had taken the house in Pammal on rent more than two months ago. Doss was a carpenter and Maheswaran a photo editor. (Times of India) Suresh Kumar, an electronics expert who lost his legs in an explosion during the Eelam war and now moves around on a wheelchair, told investigators that “three more LTTE operatives were roaming around in the state and one of them was in Madurai.” Investigators said Krishnamurthy, who supplied water cans in the locality, befriended Udaya Doss and Maheswaran and took them to Suresh Kumar.The former LTTE operative trained them to make improvised explosive devices ( IEDs) and electronic circuits for a variety of bombs and planned to send them to the island nation.“Two of the four arrested men came to Tamil Nadu as refugees in 2001 and 2003, while the others managed to sneak into the state in 2009 when the Eelam war was in its final stages,” the officer said. Though Suresh Kumar didn’t reveal their names, police teams have been formed to nab the three operatives.A ‘Q’ branch police officer said the “operatives planned to attack many places in Sri Lanka to create a law and order problem there.” Three more LTTE men are moving around in Tamil Nadu, investigators questioning the four LTTE operatives arrested on Wednesday have learnt.One of the three, as part of a plan to revive the organisation in Sri Lanka, is said to be in Madurai, trying to bring together sympathisers of the outfit that had been destroyed by the Sri Lankan army in 2009. On Wednesday, based on information provided by the Sri Lankan army, Tamil Nadu Q branch sleuths raided a house at Pozhichalur near Pammal in suburban Chennai and arrested LTTE operatives S Suresh Kumar alias Chera Suresh, 34, D Udaya Doss, 39 , T Maheswaran, 33, and K Krishnamurthy, 29. read more

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The teen falsely accused over the rape and murder of Seya Sadewmini in Kotadeniyawa, made a statement before the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka today.The 17 year old boy and another individual who was also falsely accused over the murder, appeared before the Commission to make a statement. The Minuwangoda Magistrate had earlier this month ordered the release of the 17 year old youth and the other man. Officers attached to the Kotadeniyawa police also appeared before the commission when the statements were being recorded. The order was given after DNA tests found that the two suspects had no direct connection with the murder of the child.The 17 year old boy later claimed that he had been tortured while he was in police custody. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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S. Thomas’ College Mount Lavinia beat Royal College Colombo by 7 wickets at the SSC Ground this evening to win the 140th Battle of the Blues.Batting first the Royalists scored 158 runs in the first innings while the Thomians scored 296 runs. In the second innings, Royal scored 259 runs and the Thomians scored 124/3 and won the match.

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Former Croatian General Ante Gotovina today pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and inhumane acts brought by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) at The Hague.The suspect is accused in connection with the August 1995 Croatian military offensive known as Operation Storm, which aimed, in part to forcibly and permanently remove the Serb population from the Krajina region.The indictment alleges that as commander of the Split Military District, Mr. Gotovina was the overall operations commander of Operation Storm in the southern portion of the Krajina region.During and after the offensive, Croatian forces attacked and took control of towns, villages and hamlets in the southern portion of the Krajina region and subjected the local Serb population to persecutions while plundering and destroying their property. The indictment alleges that Mr. Gotovina encouraged others to perpetrate these crimes.He is accused of persecutions, murder, plunder of property, wanton destruction of cities, towns or villages, deportation and forced displacement, and other inhumane acts, which took place under his command and control against the Serb population. read more

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SMMT’s weekly round-up, including all the latest news from UK automotive and a message from SMMT’s Chief Executive.CLICK HERE: SMMT Update 317 online.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)

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…US40,000 equipment to be donated to GPHC to help others with same problemsShebena Belle’s feetThe dreams of a mother seeing her daughter walking normally might soon be realised following the substantial intervention made by a US based Guyanese through a chapter in Georgia.Overseas based Guyanese Dr Slater Jeffery has stepped forward to champion the cause of fifteen-year-old Shebena Belle who was born with a disability that has prevented her from walking properly.Giving an insight into the project, Dr Jeffery disclosed that in 2016 he was visiting Guyana on a mission of securing pigeon peas seeds.He said that it was during his visit to Bare Root, while visiting a farm that he had an accidental meeting with Shebena.He went on to note that after taking a major surgery, which is a heart transplant, he decided this year to make a meaningful contribution to the life of Shebena Belle as he recognised that he is privileged to be alive and therefore wanted to contribute to someone’s life in an equally meaningful way.Dr Jeffery said that since arriving in Guyana he and the family of Belle have met several times with both the Orthropaedic (bone specialist) surgeon and HERO Mission officials as they decided how the surgery would be done.Region 4 Regional Chairman Genevieve Allen, Shebena Belle, Dr Slater Jeffery, her brother, mother and Ernest ElliotHe disclosed that the visiting surgeon is Dr Claude B. Scott, noting that the local surgeon would be Dr A. Watson who is the Orthropaedic surgeon at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).  It was pointed out that for Shebana to have the surgery done successfully a number of specialised tools would be needed and Dr Jeffery said that he and the team have already secured the equipment, which includes a CR machine which costs some 40,000 USD.Dr Jeffery assured the family that regardless of what it takes he is prepared and committed in ensuring that young Shebena would be able to benefit from the surgery.He revealed that the Bladen Hall Multilateral third former was assured that the surgery would be done in Guyana and would take place in March 2019.He said that joining the list of donors was the Guyana Association of Georgia President, assuring him that the association stands in solidarity with the family as they unified their efforts in correcting the disability that Shebena has encountered since birth.Dr Jeffery declared that a team of persons would be here in Guyana to ensure that the surgery is completed, adding that they are currently working in securing the expensive but needed equipment.He noted that the equipment would be donated to the GPHC, thus making it easy for other persons plagued with similar challenges to have same surgically corrected.He said that he is happy that they would be giving the machine to the hospital, noting that after visiting the hospital he was made aware that at least 100 persons are in need of similar surgeries. “When I visited the hospital I saw at least 100 persons who are in need of the surgery so the good thing is that the machine would not only service Shebena but a number of other persons would benefit similarly from this,” he said.Expressing confidence that Shebana would walk normally after the surgery, the visiting US based Guyanese said that the team of doctors that would be working on Shebana are experts who have had a very long history of performing such successful surgeries.Regional Chairman Genevieve Allen in congratulating Dr Jeffery, in a statement, hailed his contribution as timely, appropriate and a testimony of the commitment to community development.She appealed for other US based Guyanese in the diaspora to give back in their own way, stressing that it is critically important as it augurs well for national and holistic development.The home where Shebena and her family resideMother of the child, Abena Belle said that she is very relieved with the assistance being given.She singled out her husband and father of Shebana who she said played an exceptional role, noting that many times from birth he has literally carried his daughter in his hands or on his back as he has supported her wholeheartedly. “It is the support and help of the father that has kept us going since her birth because he refuses to give up and gives Shebena the support she needs,” the mother said.Meanwhile, an evidently happy Shebana said that while the disability affects her to some extent she is more interested in the prospects of walking normally for the first time in her life.She said that her greatest challenge is being able to traverse a number of stairways, noting that this is very difficult especially during her days at school.The intelligent young lady noted that while she tries to cope with the disability, she never encountered discrimination because her colleagues at school recognise that despite her physical disability her performance academically is at a high standard.A very emotional Shebena in expressing her thanks to Dr Jeffrey was moved to tears stating that the thought of being able to walk properly for the first time in her life has certainly made her every emotional. 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first_imgThe Boston Red Sox players and coaches observe a moment of silence.Pic: AP Photo/Mark DuncanNames of Boston bombing victims emerge as Obama plans sombre visit THE BOSTON RED Sox honoured victims of Monday’s bombing in their home city by posting a 7-2 road win over Cleveland in the MLB on Tuesday.The players were in buses en route to the airport when they were told of the Boston Marathon bombing, which killed three people and injured almost 200.They regrouped to score a victory that improved their season record to 9-4, keeping them on top of the American League’s East division.Manager John Farrell said the team had been playing for the city against Cleveland.“This was a good way to send some positive energy back toward Boston. (The tragedy) was fresh on everyone’s mind.“Even though we might not be in Boston right now, we carry this with us.”The Indians played the Neil Diamond song ‘Sweet Caroline’ – broadcast at Red Sox home games for more than a decade – before the encounter, and teams across the league followed suit in solidarity with Boston.The game was decided by a seven-run second inning from the visitors – Mike Napoli hit a three-run double, while Pedro Ciriaco scored another run with a sacrifice fly and Jacoby Ellsbury added an RBI single.With Monday Jackie Robinson day, players from both sides wore the number 42 to honour Robinson, the first African-American man to play in the MLB.last_img read more

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