Lewas debutants ready for Samoa

first_imgDaniella Ila (Morobe), Hina Leubena (Alotau) and Geathie Kila Pat (Oro) became the first players to be selected from outside centres into the national team.“I’m very excited and blessed to represent my country in an ICC sanctioned match.  I never thought it would be such a dream come through and I am thankful to the coach, Cricket PNG, my Cricket association in Lae and especially my parents and brother whom I hope to make proud,” said Ila.“It has been a challenging and rewarding transition so far from my Cricket Association in Ahioma, Milne Bay to Cricket PNG here in Port Moresby.“But I am excited to be travelling over to Samoa to represent my country and continue to grow in cricket from this experience,” said Leubena.“It’s different from our outer region trainings, it’s more intense and our fitness level has certainly improved since beginning training here in Port Moresby.“We’ve also learnt a lot in terms of skills and learning more about the sport we love,” said Kila Pat.Coach of the Lewas, Rodney Maha added that it was good to have a mixture of talent in the side coming from outside centres.“It’s great to have talent from outer regions making up part of the national squad. The girls have transitioned well and hopefully this is the first step to recruiting and exposing more cricket talent from outer regions,” said Maha.last_img read more

Remedial works at Brickdam lock-ups finally completed

first_imgFollowing prolonged delays to remedial works on the Brickdram Police Station’s lock-ups, the facility is finally completed, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan said on Friday.“I understand the Brickdam lock-ups here has been completed and it’s a handing over exercise that we are waiting on,” the Minister told reporters during a press conference when he was asked for an update on the works at the facility.Ramjattan had previously described the prolonged delays of the remedial works as an embarrassment.“That has been a major embarrassment for me because the monies were there and construction works (were done but) the design of it is a problem,” he had stated back in February.The condition of the Brickdam lock-ups has come in for much scrutiny and criticisms over the years. This resulted in the city’s main detention facility undergoing a major overhaul back in 2009, when some $14.4 million was expended to rehabilitate the once smelly and unsightly facility that was once referred to as a ‘dungeon, horrible’ by a Commission of Inquiry several years prior.However, because of the design flaws of those renovations, more monies had to be pumped back into the project to correct the flaws, which had to do with air ventilation. Ramjattan had previously explained that with any prison systems, the construction has to be of a specific design, especially as it relates to air circulation. But the contractor had indicated that with the monies allocated for the initial project, he could have only done works in accordance to the flawed design.“You have to have a perfect design that will aerate if you’re not going to make it air conditioned and there was some problems with that initial design… It was done to specifications; but when it was done to specifications, we can’t put prisoners in there, we gonna kill them. So now we have to have remedial works,” he had stated.Nevertheless, monies were allocated in the 2016 Budget to carry out the remedial works on the facility but there were some issues regarding the tendering process, which further detailed the process.The National Procurement and Tender Administration Board (NPTAB) had found that the three contractors who tendered for the project were non-responsive. As such, the flawed tenders went back to the Evaluation Committee, which then returned them to the respective bidders with indications of where they were they were “non-responsive”. However, only one of the three bidders re-tendered and was awarded the contract months later.Meanwhile, acting Top Cop David Ramnarine, back in 2016 had lamented that the facility was a “travesty” to law enforcement efforts in A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara), saying that it is affecting the work of the Police in that Division.“The burden of shifting serious crimes suspects to other lock-ups on a daily basis is one we have been bearing with tremendous patience of the years. I wish to take this opportunity to urge the officials concerned to spare no efforts to realise this much needed facility in the capital city of Georgetown,” Ramnarine had implored.The scope of works of phase one of the initial contract entailed fumigating the lock-ups environment, demolition and alteration to metal doors, rehabilitation of the existing steel grills and door framings, rehabilitation of the enquiries area and redoing of defective concrete works which were followed by a process of plastering.There was also the demolition of exiting plumbing works and restoration of plumbing to each of the 15 cells that were rehabilitated, as well as constructing a concrete reservoir and concrete trestle, which supports six new water tanks, and tiling of the floors and walls of the lockups.The latter phase included the installation of 15 penal style toilets for each cell at a cost of US$700 each. There was also the fabrication and installation of 42 metal bunks and rehabilitation of the holding area grill and construction of seating accommodation. It also entailed the tiling and painting of the enquiries staff area, including toilet and bath and painting of the general facility.last_img read more

Put down the keys and listen to your urinal, Jack

first_imgSimilar urinal cakes have been used for anti-drug campaigns in Colorado, Pennsylvania and Australia, and for anti-DWI efforts on New York’s Long Island, said Richard Deutsch of New York-based Healthquest Technologies Inc., which manufactures the devices. But Deutsch said he believes New Mexico is the only state to buy the devices. New Mexico had 143 alcohol-related deaths in 2005, for the nation’s eighth-highest rate per miles driven. The problem is blamed in part on the wide-open spaces that make it necessary to drive to get anywhere, and the poverty and isolation that can lead people to drink to relieve their boredom or misery. Also, some have complained that the state has only recently begun to emerge from years of lax enforcement. Gov. Bill Richardson led a successful push two years ago to require ignition locking devices for anyone convicted of DWI – a first in the nation – and each year the Legislature has agreed on tougher penalties for repeat offenders. New Mexico also has started a toll-free “drunk buster” hot line; it’s boosted DWI enforcement in problem areas and increased police checkpoints. The state also has a DWI czar. In November, a wrong-way drunken driver slammed into a car near Santa Fe, killing five family members, authorities said. The governor has since directed state regulators to issue cease-and-desist orders against three airlines to stop serving alcohol on flights to and from New Mexico. The culprit in the fatal wreck had been seen drinking on a flight into Albuquerque hours before the collision. At the Turtle Mountain, the urinal cakes have proved so intriguing that three have been swiped already. “I’m mystified why someone would stick their hand into one of our urinals,” Ortiz said. “But I’m sure we’ll see them on eBay. Hopefully, the seller will advertise it as, `Stolen from Turtle Mountain.”‘160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The talking urinal represents just the latest effort to fight drunken driving in New Mexico, which has long had one of the highest rates of alcohol-related traffic deaths in the nation. (The new tactic is aimed only at men, since they account for 78 percent of all driving-under-the-influence-related convictions in New Mexico.) “It startled me the first time I heard it, but it sure got my attention,” said Ben Miller, a patron at the Turtle Mountain Brewing Co. bar and restaurant. “It’s a fantastic idea.” Jim Swatek, who was drinking a beer nearby, said: “You think, `Maybe I should call the wife to come get me.”‘ Turtle Mountain Brewing owner Niko Ortiz commended the New Mexico Transportation Department for “thinking way outside the box.” Department spokesman S.U. Mahesh said the bathroom is a perfect place to get the message across. In the restroom, “guys don’t chitchat with other guys,” he said. “It’s all business. We’ve got their total attention for 10 to 15 seconds.” RIO RANCHO, N.M. – New Mexico is hoping to keep drunks off the road by lecturing them at the last place they usually stop before getting behind the wheel: the urinal. The state recently paid $21 each for about 500 talking urinal-deodorizer cakes and has put them in men’s rooms in bars and restaurants across the state. When a man steps up, the motion-sensitive plastic device says, in a woman’s voice that is flirty, then stern: “Hey, big guy. Having a few drinks? Think you had one too many? Then it’s time to call a cab or call a sober friend for a ride home.” The recorded message ends: “Remember, your future is in your hand.” last_img

Who are the most expensive French Premier League players? Top 25 revealed

first_img =6. Morgan Schneiderlin – Southampton to Manchester United (2015) – £29.75million 25 The transfer season is in full swing and Chelsea seem to be making waves in the market.The Blues are believed to be close to signing Monaco’s powerhouse central midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko for a fee in the region of £35m.Should the 22-year-old Frenchman sign he would propel himself into the ranks of most expensive Premier League imports from across the channel, while Lyon are reportedly demaning Arsenal pay them £57m for Alexandre Lacazette.Similarly, Kylian Mbappe is being talked about as the first £100m player.Seeing as the Premier League was introduced 25 years ago, talkSPORT looks at the 25 most expensive Frenchmen to have been signed by Premier League teams.Click the right arrow, above, to see the footballers.NOTE: Prices include reported add-ons. 14. Nicolas Anelka – Bolton Wanderers to Chelsea (2008) – £15.3million 24. Kurt Zouma – Saint-Etienne to Chelsea (2014) – £12.41million =17. Sylvain Wiltord – Bordeaux to Arsenal (2000) – £14.88million =23. Nicolas Anelka – PSG to Manchester City (2002) – £12.75million 25 =23. Dimitri Payet – Marseille to West Ham United (2015) – £12.75million 25 25 12. Mamadou Sakho – PSG to Liverpool (2013) – £16.15million 25 25 =11. Claude Makelele – Real Madrid to Chelsea (2003) – £17million 25 2. Anthony Martial – Monaco to Manchester United (2015) – £51million 15. Steve Marlet – Lyon to Fulham (2001) – £14.96million 25 25 25 7. Samir Nasri – Arsenal to Manchester City (2011) – £23.38million 25 25 25 1. Paul Pogba – Juventus to Manchester United (2016) – £89.25million =17. Louis Saha – Fulham to Manchester United (2004) – £14.88million =23. Mathieu Debuchy – Newcastle United to Arsenal (2014) – £12.75million =6. Moussa Sissoko – Newcastle United to Tottenham Hotspur (2016) – £29.75million =11. Djibril Cisse – Auxerre to Liverpool (2004) – £17million 25. Laurent Robert – PSG to Newcastle United (2001) – £12.18million 25 25 4. N’Golo Kante – Leicester City to Chelsea (2016) – £30.43million 25 19. Samir Nasri – Marseille to Arsenal (2008) – £13.6million 25 25 9. Morgan Schneiderlin – Manchester United to Everton (2017) – £19.47million 25 25 3. Eliaquim Mangala – Porto to Manchester City (2014) – £41.1million 25 25 8. Giannelli Imbula – Porto to Stoke City (2016) – £20.61million 25 13. Florian Thauvin – Marseille to Newcastle United (2015) – £15.6million 20. Nampalys Mendy – Nice to Leicester City (2016) – £13.18million 18. Thierry Henry – Juventus to Arsenal (1999) – £13.69million 25 25last_img read more

Fan who threw coin at Neil Lennon ‘should be banned for life’, says ex-Hibs boss

first_img“It was a crazy fan towards the dugout who should have been ejected from the stadium and never allowed back in.“There are cameras all over the stadium, so if we can’t find the culprits there is something wrong. The fans around them should expose them as well, because they are tarnishing the name of the football club – both football clubs.”Listen back to John Collins on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast IN FULL above! It was just one unsavoury moment of a charged Scottish Premiership clash, which saw the visitors end with ten men and a Hibs fan also aim a punch at Hearts goalkeeper Zdenek Zlamal.Collins, the former Hibs, Celtic and Scotland midfielder, said the fan behaviour at the match was ‘a disgrace’ and told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast – ‘they are not football supporters, they are hooligans!’Speaking on Thursday, Collins said: “It was an absolute disgrace last night.“The Edinburgh derby is very similar to the Old Firm game and Tynecastle is probably one of the tightest grounds in Britain. The fans are probably the closest to the players, which I love, but what it does give access to are idiots who get too close sometimes.“We need to find the supporters and ban them for life, not for a season, for life. Set an example.“They are not football fans, they are hooligans. We’ve got to eliminate them, get rid of them.” 2 It is fair to say it all kicked off in the Edinburgh derby last night… A last-minute disallowed goal, celebrated by Neil Lennon, caused carnage. More: https://t.co/ww2YADyMMi pic.twitter.com/KBOPaT83eK— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) November 1, 2018Sports Breakfast hosts Alan Brazil and Tony Cascarino said on Thursday morning that Lennon should take some responsibility for the coin attack, saying he was ‘goading’ the Hearts supporters and acts too much like a fan on the sidelines.But Collins disagreed, adding: “You can’t blame Neil Lennon for somebody throwing something that hits him in the face.“Perhaps Neil does have to relax and should forget the supports and not face them, but it’s difficult when they’re abusing him for 90 minutes, as they do at Tynecastle.“But you can’t blame Neil, I don’t think. I certainly wouldn’t. 2center_img Collins led Hibernian to Scottish League Cup victory during his 14-month spell as manager The coin (circled) appeared to bounce off the right side of Lennon’s face Former Hibernian manager John Collins has told talkSPORT the fan who threw a coin at Neil Lennon during Wednesday’s heated Edinburgh derby should be ‘banned for life’.Current Hibs boss Lennon was struck on the face by a £1 coin apparently hurled by a Hearts supporter towards the end of Wednesday’s 0-0 draw at Tynecastle.The incident occurred after the home side had a goal disallowed in stoppage-time, with Lennon turning around towards the Jambos fans and celebrating enthusiastically.last_img read more

Evans, Knox claim Sani2c honours

first_img Igna de Villiers and Dalene van der Leek of LGE/Midas/Bells Cycling were a distant third on the final day in 3:01:09 to cement the same position on the general classification in 10:45:18.Women’s title South African marathon champion Robyn de Groot and Sweden’s Jennie Stenerhag, racing for Biogen Toyota-Cape Brewing Company, notched up their third stage win in 3:03:39 for their maiden victory in the women’s event in 10:36:26. 19 May 2014 Multiple former winners Kevin Evans and Max Knox combined their firepower to win the 10th edition of the Nedbank sani2c mountain bike race, the largest stage race of its kind in the world, on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast on Saturday. After three days of racing, the FedGroup-Itec pair placed fifth on the 85km final stage from Highflats to Scottburgh to take the overall victory in an aggregate time of 8:57:45. Kleinhans, whose husband Erik crashed out of the men’s race on day two with a torn shoulder joint, said she was very pleased with how smoothly her team’s race had played out. “It’s been a while coming, but the form is there and it’s the start of good things.” He and Knox won the first two stages to take a comfortable three-and-a-half-minute lead into the final day. ‘Pretty special’ “So that’s nine wins from 10 events, which is pretty special,” Evans said afterwards. “It was tough racing, but hats off to Rourke and Travis. We were trying to help them get in the top three overall, which we did.”Mixed category In the mixed category, RECM’s Ariane Kleinhans sealed her fourth straight victory alongside new partner Lourens Luus. They won the final stage in 2:48:48 for an aggregate time of 9:49:56. Sasol Racing’s Yolande de Villiers and Johan Labuschagne followed them home in 2:55:35 to take second overall in 10:25:28. Line honours on the day belonged to cross-country racers Arno Du Toit and Brendon Davids of Trek Racing, who outsprinted Croeser and Walker by one second to take the win in 2:35:05.Led the charge The sprint for third went to Red-E/TIB’s Darren Lill and Andrew Hill in 2:38:25, but not before a spectacular finish line crash as Lill and Johann Rabie locked wheels. Kargo Pro’s young cross-country specialists Rourke Croeser and Travis Walker impressed in a rare stage racing appearance to finish on the bottom step of the podium in 9:05:21. Old Mutual joBerg2c winners Gawie Combrinck and Johann Rabie, of EAI South Africa, came home in fourth place on the day to secure the overall runner-up spot in 9:01:08. “Today, I went early and fortunately Kargo Pro chased and caught up with us,” said stage winner Davids.center_img Yolande Speedy and Yolandi Du Toit of Garmin-ASG were second on the day in 3:14:43 and runners-up overall in 11:29:04. “It was an awesome race and I’d love to come back year after year,” added Stenerhag. SAinfo reporter The day’s results were just reward for the young Kargo Pro and Trek Racing teams, who also led the charge on Friday’s 100km queen stage before blowing on the climb out of the Umkomaas River Valley. It was Evans’s sixth triumph in the 265km stage race and Knox’s third. “There was a bit of cat and mouse throughout the stage, but we timed our last attack well and hit the bridge together. “Lourens was really strong, sitting at the front all day. I know I can trust his wheel and he knows how to ride technical stuff.” “We’re very pleased with how it went today. It can always go the other way, as Erik showed yesterday. The Baeti duo of Natalie Bergstrom and Tammy Visagie rounded out the stage and overall podium in 3:21:31 and 11:57:40. “It was our first race together and it went really well,” said De Groot. “We both had good and bad days but that’s what teamwork’s all about.” “Today wasn’t about the stage win, we just wanted to sew up the victory for FedGroup-Itec,” Evans said.last_img read more

We Are the 99% — AND the 1%

first_imgThe temperatures inside and outside your home are constantly changing. Sometimes the amount of heat your home loses or gains is low, and sometimes it’s high. Even over the course of a day, the loads change. For example, we might hit a low of 70°F at night in the summer and a high of 96°F, and all through the day, the loads keep changing.If we’re trying to keep the indoor air at 75°F, the temperature difference is close to zero in the morning and rises to about 20°F in the afternoon. As the temperature difference (ΔT) changes, the cooling load changes. As it turns out, though, most air conditioners installed in homes cannot change the amount of cooling they provide when the temperature conditions change. Yes, some systems do have variable capacity, like minisplit heat pumps, but most are fixed capacity. Check the numbersStill, anyone getting a new home or doing extensive remodeling should insist on accurate Manual J load calculations and equipment that matches the loads. If you’re a builder, homeowner, or HERS rater checking the Manual J reports, one of the first things you should look at are the outdoor design temperatures. The should match the 99% and 1% design temperatures from ASHRAE, which are also given in Table 1A in Manual J from ACCA.If the 1% summer design temperature is 91°F, as in Atlanta, a Manual J report showing that the load calculation was done with 97°F will result in an oversized air conditioner. Actually, even if the load calculations use 91°F, the equipment will be oversized because there’s about 15% of oversizing built into the protocol. Get your equipment sized for design loads, not extreme loads. Maybe it’s getting hotter in recent years, but it’s still best to use design temperatures based on 30-year averages — not the temperature it got to last summer for 3 hours. The 99% and the 1%Enter ASHRAE’s design temperatures. It turns out that if you have HVAC equipment with fixed capacity, this temperature will provide optimal performance. But what exactly is the ASHRAE design temperature?Winter: 99% design temperature. This is the outdoor temperature that your locations stays above for 99% of all the hours in the year, based on a 30-year average. Turning it around, the outdoor air where you live is going to be colder than this temperature for only 1% of the hours in a year. That happens to be about 88 hours per year. In Atlanta, the 99% winter design temperature is 23°F.Summer: 1% design temperature. Your location will go above this temperature only 1% of the hours in a year, again, based on a 30-year average. Here in Atlanta, that number is 91°F, so we go above that temperature for only about 88 hours in a year.Occasionally, you’ll run across something called the 97.5% and 2.5% design temperatures. It’s not what you may think. Those numbers were defined differently and are not used anymore. Because the definitions were different, the temperatures are pretty close to the 99% and 1% design temperatures.The difference between the outdoor design temperatures and the indoor design temperatures (70° F and 75° F) is the ΔT that should go into the load calculation. It’s getting hot!One of the ways that many HVAC systems get oversized is by someone using the wrong design temperatures in the load calculation. Here’s the skinny:Homes lose heat to the outside in winter and gain heat from outside in summer.The rate of heat loss or gain depends on the temperature difference between inside and out.ASHRAE (a bunch of engineers who know a thing or two about HVAC) has a table of outdoor design temperatures for winter and summer.ACCA (the trade association for air conditioning contractors) bases its Manual J load calculation procedure on the ASHRAE design temperatures.Contractors running load calculations regulary override the recommended design temperatures. We’re making progress! With the all the emphasis on energy codes and energy efficiency programs like Energy Star New Homes, more homes are getting Manual J heating and cooling load calculations these days. The intent is for the heating and cooling systems to be sized properly because oversized systems have problems (poor dehumidification, short cycling…). But just because an HVAC contractor does a Manual J, that’s not a guarantee that the system is sized properly.Martin Holladay has been running a great series recently on heating and cooling load calculations, and he has dived into a lot of the details of this first step to picking properly sized HVAC equipment. He mentioned in his article on cooling load calculations that you have to use the correct design conditions, but what exactly does that mean? If you understand Manual J, you probably know what they are, but I wanted to go into a little more depth on the topic.center_img RELATED ARTICLES Saving Energy With Manual J and Manual DHow to Perform a Heat-Loss Calculation — Part 1How to Perform a Heat-Loss Calculation — Part 2Calculating Cooling LoadsWhen Do I Need to Perform a Load Calculation? In defense of HVAC contractorsHVAC contractors don’t like to get called back because of comfort complaints, and oversizing solves some comfort complaints. Of course, HVAC contractors don’t have control over the building envelope and usually don’t know how much infiltration a house will have. Phil Mutz, one of the smart HVAC guys at Moncrief Heating & Air Conditioning in Atlanta, recently wrote about this issue on the Energy Vanguard Facebook page:Homes are rarely built as designed, meaning blocking/insulation/sealing almost always fall short of design. When the home is hot [in] mid-July, months after a customer has moved in, the customer is calling and yelling at the HVAC guy … not the insulation guy.With the testing and verification required in Georgia now, we should get a lot better at controlling some of these other issues for all homes. Programs like Energy Star have required inspections, testing, and equipment sized to Manual loads for years now, so we do know this can work when it’s done right. As the person doing the load calculations gets better data about the envelope, the results of the load calculations will match the loads in new homes better, and HVAC contractors will stop being afraid to put in systems that they think are too small. Allison Bailes of Decatur, Georgia, is a RESNET-accredited energy consultant, trainer, and the author of the Energy Vanguard blog.last_img read more

It Is An Unconditional No Until It Is A Yes

first_imgIt is always a no until it’s a yes.When your success requires that you ask people for commitments, you can expect to hear no as many—or more times than you hear yes. It is the nature of the endeavor we call selling, and no one, no matter how skilled, is free from this experience. It is essential to recognize that the word no only means not now and that you have not been personally rejected. It is always a no until it is yes.No MeetingNo businessperson wakes up in the morning, hoping that a salesperson contacts them to ask them for a meeting. They aren’t excited by the prospect of giving their time to a salesperson who may waste it. Time once spent can never be reclaimed. There is only one reason a person rejects your meeting: they believe it is a waste of their time.Maybe they say no to a meeting because they already have a partner they believe is satisfying their needs. They could also reject a request for a meeting because they don’t have the time or energy to swap out one partner whose failings they’ve learned to live with for another who maybe even worse? Even if you have real value to trade for a meeting, like a theory about why they might change and the better results available to them, you will still hear no.The no that you hear now is not no forever. It is no for today, and maybe tomorrow. The no covers some time that, no matter how long, is likely shorter than you believe.No Next StepThe no answer you receive also doesn’t cover the rest of eternity. There are all kinds of things that you can ask for and obtain a no outside of a meeting.Your dream client can and will say no to your request to collaborate with you on a solution, asking instead for you to share your best ideas, allowing them to be cold and clinical about your proposal. That no does not have to be a final no, but for that to be true, you have to ask again, explaining how their input improves the solution.There is little chance that your request to build consensus, especially a request for an executive leader, you are asking for something likely to be so difficult for your client to say yes to that they answer in the negative. Even if they know they are going to need help and support, they would prefer not to engage in politics and deal with dissenters. That no is a no until you teach your dream client that without it, they are unlikely to make a change—and if they do, it will fail.The rarest of all unicorns in the world of sales is a deal where the money isn’t a factor. Money is always a factor, and it always will be. Many of the companies you call on will say no to more significant investment, preferring to believe that there is some supplier, somewhere, with the ability to give them better, faster, and cheaper. When you offer them the red pill that would open their eyes to the fact that the better results they need require a more significant investment, they refuse it, taking the blue pill and living with their poor results. Until you justify the delta and resolve their concerns. Eventually, they will pay more.Selling is caring enough to create value for people, and much of the time, that means helping them change their minds.No DealSometimes, you lose. Your dream client says yes to your competitor, which means you leave the content with a no, a loss if you will. No one is immune to this reality. You can do everything right and still lose. You can do many things wrong and still win.Maybe it was no to the experience of the sales conversation they used to determine who they want to work with long term. It could also be that your solution missed the mark, or forgive me for suggesting such a thing, perhaps you didn’t position it well. Your dream client might have hit it off with your competitor, or maybe they just outsold you.Too many people accept a loss as a permanent loss when it is anything but permanent. It’s only a no right now, not forever. You can lose a deal and walk away, and by letting a deal go, not follow up soon enough or frequently enough to discover your competitor is failing.I recently heard from a salesperson who lost an account because the client thought they were underperforming. Then their client, having believed the exaggerated claims only to recognize how good this salesperson’s company was. Guess who is coming home?Understanding the Nature of NoThe nature of no is that it isn’t forever. Situations change. Needs evolve. Context changes preferences. Mistakes can cause people to recognize they made a mistake. What might not have been the right answer is not precisely correct. The nature of no is that it is unstable. It is subject to change at any time.The mistake you might make in sales is believing that the no you hear now covers a longer time than it is capable of covering. It covers a much shorter time than you think. You will have people who will say they will never work with you, who will eventually buy from you. There will be people who will tell you they will never change partners, only to change partners a few months later.Forever is a lot longer than you think it is. And it is a lot shorter time than your client suspects.last_img read more

36% of over 100 tribal children at Maharashtra health camp found malnourished

first_imgAround 36% of over 100 tribal children examined at a health camp in Jawhar area of Maharashtra’s Palghar district have been found to be severely malnourished, an official said on Tuesday. According to Vivek Pandit, the former MLA who heads a State committee on tribal welfare, said a total of 124 children were examined at the health camp conducted on Monday in the tribal-dominated Jawhar taluka.“Of these 124 children, 45 were diagnosed with severe malnourishment,” he told reporters here.“These children are undergoing treatment at a rehabilitation centre set up in the area,” he said, adding that pregnant women and lactating mothers from Jawhar and Mokhada talukas would also be provided assistance at the facility.Mr. Pandit also said that around 26 tribal women from the area have been enrolled for a free nursing course at the rehabilitation centre. This will help them in getting jobs at hospitals and other health care facilities, he added.last_img read more

Olympics 2018: S Korea athletes to get joint training at Northern ski resort

first_imgTwo days of training scheduled and North Korea athletes to return with the South team Olympics 2018: North, South Korea hockey players team up South Korea South Korea will begin a joint training programme at the Masikryong ski resort in North Korea on Wednesday as had been initially planned, the South’s Ministry of Unification said, with a 45-person delegation engaging in a two-day trip.The South Korean delegation, which includes roughly 30 athletes, flew in a chartered Asiana Airlines plane at 0140 GMT on Wednesday from Yangyang International Airport in northeastern South Korea to Kalma Airport in Wonsan, the ministry said. The charter had been set up in order not to conflict with existing sanctions imposed against North Korea by the United States, spokesman Baik Tae-hyun told a regular briefing. Baik said he could not say how Asiana was selected for the charter flight.According to US unilateral sanctions against North Korea, no ship or aircraft can visit the United States within 180 days of going to North Korea. “Negotiations were made (with the United States) to avoid conflict with sanctions for this time only,” said Baik, adding Washington had given its consent for the flight on Wednesday.The South Korean delegation will be joined on their return trip by North Koreans who will visit the South to prepare for the Pyeongchang Olympics that begin on Feb. 9.North and South Korea launched rare talks early in January to bring North Koreans to the Winter Olympics after the North’s leader, Kim Jong Un, said in a New Year’s address he was willing to open discussions with Seoul. The two Koreas have since agreed on several things, including cultural performances by North Korea in the South and a unified women’s ice hockey team for the Olympics.They were also scheduled to hold a joint cultural performance in North Korea’s Mount Kumgang resort but Pyongyang decided to call it off late on Monday, blaming South Korean media for encouraging “insulting” public sentiment about the North.Asked why South Korea or North Korea had not called off Wednesday’s joint training, Baik said it was “inappropriate” to try to assess Pyongyang’s intentions while the South was only carrying out its agreements made with the North. “Whatever North Korea is thinking, we believe stable peace on the Korean peninsula should be created by utilising new developments and North Korea’s participation in the Winter Games, led by us,” said Baik. Published on Plan for joint Olympics team with North gets icy reception in South Korea SHARE SHARE EMAIL North and South Korean women’s ice hockey athletes talk during their training session in Jincheon National Training Centre in Jincheon, South Korea. File Photo   –  Reuters SHARE sport Olympics 2018: N Korea calls off joint cultural performance with South North Korea COMMENT × North and South Korean women’s ice hockey athletes talk during their training session in Jincheon National Training Centre in Jincheon, South Korea. File Photo   –  Reuters 2018 Winter Olympics RELATED COMMENTS January 31, 2018last_img read more