Directly Attacking Your Competitor Creates Resistance

first_imgThe weakest choice available when trying to create a compelling reason for your dream client to consider leaving their existing supplier (or partner, as the case may be) is to directly attack your competitor. This approach creates resistance, and you cause your prospective client to defend their existing supplier—and their choice.You can’t win new clients by competitively displacing your competitors without uncovering the problems and challenges that caused them to consider moving their business to you and your company. You have a list of the areas where your competitors struggle, and it is useful to know what your dream client’s hot buttons are likely to be. A direct assault on your competitor creates resistance, not dissatisfaction.You say, “I’ve heard that XYZ is having this problem, that problem, and the other problem. I’m wondering if you are having those problems, too.” You’re hoping they say, “Why, yes, I am having those problems. Where do I sign?” That, however, is not what you hear. Instead, you hear, “No. I am not having those problems.”By recounting your competitor’s many sins, you cause your dream client to defend them from your attack. Who was the person that chose to work with this company you have described as inept? Who is still working with this very same company?You don’t move people to change by causing them to resist and defend their prior decision.The better choice is to speak well of your competitor, speak well of the people who work there, talk about the differences in your models, and share how some of the choices the alternatives in your industry make it difficult for them to produce the results you generate.By speaking well of your competitor, you eliminate the need for your dream client to defend them. When they don’t need to mount a defense, they’re more open to sharing with you what might compel them to change. Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Nowlast_img read more

ONE: Eduard Folayang plans to keep PH in limelight after Catriona Gray’s victory

first_imgPhoto from ONE ChampionshipEduard Folayang has a little motivation when he stakes his crown against a very familiar foe in a packed and stellar card that ONE Championship will stage in Japan this March.“Of course, it’s another chance to represent the country. Who shies away from that? Also, I don’t want to spoil what Catriona Gray has begun,” Folayang told the Inquirer over the phone in jest in Ilocano. ADVERTISEMENT The Japan showpiece set March 31 will feature Xiong Jin Nan and Aung La N Sang defending their respective titles, with MMA superstars Demetrious Johnson and Eddie Alvarez making their ONE debuts.The card, titled “A New Era,” marks the first time ONE mounts a showcase in Japan. It will also kick off the flyweight Grand Prix.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The 33-year-old Team Lakay skipper is slated to defend his lightweight world championship against the very fighter he dethroned in 2016, grappling virtuoso Shinya Aoki.“He deserves the shot. I think the rematch makes for a great show,” Folayang added. View comments Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? MOST READ TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostingcenter_img SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Folayang was referring to Gray’s victory recently in the Miss Universe pageant.But an even bigger inspiration lies closer to home as Folayang bared he is expecting another baby. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief LATEST STORIES PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Petron thumps F2 Logistics for 2nd straight PSL All-Filipino crownlast_img read more

England vs. India: 1st Test Day 1 Review- Late collapse ensures pole position for…

first_imgAdvertisementImage Courtesy: NDTV SportsThe cloudy skies in Birmingham saw an unpredictable day of cricket right from the toss. After winning the toss and electing to bat first, England received an early surprise in the form of Ravichandran Ashwin who was a step ahead of the batsman with his variations.Ashwin managed to remove Alastair Cook with a stunning delivery to kick off proceedings, the Kings XI Punjab skipper managed to notch up three more wickets by the end of the day.Despite the loss of the opener, England managed to dominate the session and were in a comfortable position heading into lunch. Mohammed Shami sprung into the action in the second session with the wickets of Keaton Jennings and Dawid Malan in quick succession.Big day ahead tomorrow.Scorecard/Clips:— England Cricket (@englandcricket) August 1, 2018England skipper Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow put up an impressive stand of 104 runs which threatened to take the game away from the visitors. However, a sensational effort from the deep by the Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, ensured the end of Joe Root’s stay at the crease which saw him cross 6000 runs in the longest format.Was this @Schroders selection the turning point on Day 1?Scorecard/Clips:— England Cricket (@englandcricket) August 1, 2018The pendulum swung in India’s way as the Men In Blue managed to pick up 6 wickets in the last session with very little resistance from the lower middle order. Sam Curran’s vigil at the end ensured that England head into day two with a wicket in hand.Brief scorecard: England -285/9 (Joe Root 80, Jonny Bairstow 70; R Ashwin 4-60, Mohammed Shami 2-64)Read Also:England vs. India: 1st Test Preview- Blues look to spoil England’s landmark test with a victoryCricket: Little Master praises Virat Kohli’s work ethics ahead of the 1st test Advertisementlast_img read more

Test league system possible by 2019, says ICC chief

first_imgA two-division league system for Test cricket could be established in three years in a bid to improve standards in the longest form of the game, International Cricket Council chief executive Dave Richardson said on Wednesday. (ICC admits modifying draws to put India and Pakistan in same group)Discussions with full member nations about a possible competition for Test cricket and its structure have begun and a proposal is expected to be on the agenda at the ICC’s annual general meeting in June. (ICC Champions Trophy: India clubbed with Pakistan in Group of Death)”If you want to create a real champion Test team, you need a competition that provides the same number of opportunities,” Richardson told reporters at the launch of the 2017 Champions Trophy.”That means the same number of fixtures, home and away, so that at the end of a league period you can crown a champion team.”Realistically, with tours and broadcast agreements in place, we’re perhaps looking at 2019 for it to begin.”The league system is the latest plan to increase diminishing attendances at Test matches following the introduction of day-night matches last year in Australia.”Everyone wants to play Test cricket so we need to find a structure that caters to that. That could mean two groups or two divisions,” Richardson added.”We are looking to introduce a proper league system which will grow interest and make every series more relevant.”last_img read more

Justin Gatlin wins 200 metres showdown with Merritt

first_imgJustin Gatlin won a 200 metres showdown with LaShawn Merritt and 41-year-old Bernard Lagat made his fifth Olympic team by winning the 5,000m at the US athletics trials on Saturday.World record holder Aries Merritt narrowly missed the men’s 110m hurdles team, while Allyson Felix kept her hopes of a rare 200-400 Olympic double alive by advancing through the women’s 200m semi-finals.World silver medallist Gatlin, remembering a narrow loss to Usain Bolt in last year’s Beijing world championships 100m final, held off the charging LaShawn Merritt to win the 200 final in 19.75 seconds.”About 40-50 metres (to go) I started seeing LaShawn’s legs coming,” Gatlin said. “I just had a flashback of Beijing all over again. I was like ‘Oh no we not!'”I just kept me poise and dove for the line.”BOTH RIO BOUNDMerritt clocked 19.79 seconds as both the sprinters qualified for Rio in a second event. Merritt earlier won the 400 and Gatlin the 100.Merritt would not say whether he, like Felix, would try for a 200-400 double in Rio.”I had three days between the 400 and the 200 (here), and at the Olympics itll be one day,” he said. “Ill talk to my coach and see how hell adjust training headed towards Rio, and just handle it a round at a time.”Ameer Webb rounded out the 200m team with an even 20 second run.Kenya-born Lagat pulled to the front on the final straight to claim the 5,000 in 13 minutes and 35.50 seconds.”I train with young guys and I don’t believe I am old,” said Lagat. “If you believe you are old, I am going to run like an old man.”advertisementLagat had represented Kenya for his first two Olympic teams and now will be going for a third Games with the U.S.Hassan Mead and Paul Chelimo joined him on the Rio team.Olympic 10,000 metres silver medallist Galen Rupp faded to ninth after leading early. He was already qualified for Rio in the marathon and 10,000.Reigning Olympic hurdles champion Aries Merritt, who underwent a kidney transplant in September, missed the Rio team by a hundredth of a second as he came fourth in the final.Only the top three finishers qualify for the Olympics in the cut-throat US trials.”I thought I had finished second or third,” said the 30-year-old, who was leading with two hurdles to go.Officials re-read the finish photo but did not change the results.Home-town collegian Devon Allen surprisingly won the race in 13.03 with Ronnie Ash and Jeff Porter finishing second and third, both in 13.21.Favourite David Oliver did not start the final after injuring his hamstring in the semi-finals.Felix, not happy with her curve running, clocked the third best 200m semi-final time of 22.57 seconds to advance to Sunday’s final.”I was not as sharp as I would like to be but I am moving on,” said Felix, who has been slowed by a sprained ankle in April.Tori Bowie was fastest at 22.27 seconds.Olympic silver medallist Will Claye overtook London triple jump gold medallist Christian Taylor with a big fifth-place jump of 17.65 metres as both advanced to Rio. Taylor leaped 17.39.last_img read more

Mohammad Amir gets round of applause on his Lord’s return

first_imgMuch was being said and written about Mohammad Amir’s return to the Lord’s cricket ground, the same venue where he was caught bowling no-balls on purpose in the spot-fixing scandal along with former Pakistan captain Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif. (Mohammad Amir can do something special against England: Sachin Tendulkar)England captain Alastair Cook had warned Amir to get ready for a hostile reception from the crowd at the Lord’s, the meeting point of the two teams in the first of four Tests. (After jail and ban, Mohammad Amir returns to scene of crime)But against all expectations, the crowd at Lord’s turned out to be quite respectful towards the 24-year-old and gave him a wonderful reception as he made his way to the crease after the fall of fellow pacer Wahab Riaz for a duck. (Alastair Cook contradicts Kevin Pietersen, says Amir entitled to make comeback)GENTLEMAN’S GAMEIn walked Amir and received a big round of applause from the well-behaved English crowd. (Misbah leads the way for Pakistan with maiden Lord’s ton on Day 1)England pacer Stuart Broad though, wasn’t as welcoming as the fans. He bowled a barrage of bouncers at the left-hander, who got an inside-edge for four off the first ball he faced but the second one hit him flesh on the helmet which broke the stem guard at the back of his helmet. (Amir will find life difficult in England: Ian Chappell)And three balls later, Broad cleaned up Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq, who departed after scoring a brilliant 114 – his first Test century on English soil – and was also applauded as he made his way back to the pavilion. (Live Scorecard)advertisementAmir, who was eventually dismissed for 12, was the final wicket to fall in the first session on Day 2 as Pakistan posted 339 runs in their first innings. Chris Woakes (6 for 70) was the pick of the bowlers for England, clinching his first five-wicket haul in Tests, while Broad ended up with 3 wickets.Pakistan then handed Amir the new ball to open the attack and he did a decent job first up. The crowd remained quiet on their part as openers Alex Hales and Alastair Cook picked up 7 runs in the first over from the young lad.last_img read more

KKR vs MI: Shah Rukh Khan at Eden Gardens but Kolkata’s losing streak continues

first_imgBollywood star Shah Rukh Khan waved and showered flying kisses to fans off the pitch as his team Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) battled it out against Mumbai Indians at the Eden Gardens on Saturday.Nearly halfway through KKR’s innings, Shah Rukh – clad in a white kurta and clean shaven – was first flashed on the giant screen with actors Sonu Sood, Sanjay Kapoor and son AbRam.The DJ played popular numbers of his film “Fan” with the title track acting as an indication that the superstar is in the house.This was Shah Rukh’s first visit to the Eden, having previously watched a KKR game from the stands at Rajkot against Gujarat Lions this season. KKR won that match by 10 runs.However, this time it ended in a disappointment as his team lost to Mumbai Indians by 9 runs. Chasing a target of 174, KKR could only manage 164/8 in 20 overs.Despite the defeat, KKR managed to qualify for the playoffs.Shah Rukh has spent ovr 26 years in Bollywood, acting in over over 70 films. He is a six-time Filmfare Award winner for Best Actor.Shah Rukh’s next film is romantic-drama “The Ring” in which SRK is playing the character of a guide.The Imtiaz Ali-directed flick also stars Anushka Sharma.last_img read more

N-E states celebrate International Yoga Day

first_imgGuwahati, June 21 (PTI) The northeastern states of the country today celebrated the third International Day of Yoga with thousands of school children and people from all walks of life enthusiastically performing yoga asanas.Union ministers, state ministers, personnel of paramilitary forces, NCC cadets and sports personalities participated in yoga camps spread across the region. Locals defied the call given by churches and an influential youth organisation in Mizoram and performed yoga at the Assam Rifles ground in Aizawl.Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said, his government would extend facilities for yoga to all school children, panchayat offices, tea gardens and interior char areas. This was being done as yoga was an integral part for maintaining good health, the chief minister said. Senior Assam minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma said, the state government has decided to set up 100 block level yoga training centres with the help of Patanjali Yoga Kendra of yoga guru Ramdev. In Arunachal Pradesh, the main function was organised at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun by the Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) in which more than 1000 people participated. Braving overnight downpour, people joined the programme. 1 The day was also observed at Indira Gandhi Park here. State Governor P B Acharya in his message said, ?Yoga provides physical and mental well being of the people. For sound health and mind, we need to incorporate Yoga as part of our daily life.? In Tripura, two Union Ministers Faggan Singh Kulaste and Babul Supriyo participated in yoga camps. The main programme was organized at Umakanta stadium here where over 10,000 school students, sports persons, personnel of Tripura State Rifles (TSR) and BSF participated.advertisement More than 50,000 students joined yoga camps in different part of Tripura. Mizoram Governor Lt. General (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma today inaugurated the Healthy Mizoram Campaign and joined yoga enthusiasts at the Assam Rifles ground. Certain misconceptions about yoga must be dispelled, Sharma said, adding that yoga does not adhere to any particular religion, belief system or community. The governor suggested that the Mizos should embrace yoga with open mind and healthy living is an imperative in a state like Mizoram with high incidences of cancer, alcohol and drug abuse. Union Minister Rajen Gohain, who was on a two-day visit to the state, also lauded the inclusion of Yoga in the Healthy Mizoram Campaign. The campaign was launched by the Assam Rifles and would be concluded on June 21, 2018. Meanwhile, the churches, the central Committee of the Young Mizo Association (YMA) and the student organisations refrained from participating in the International Yoga Day. The YMA, in a press statement, said that yoga was not compatible with the social and religious practices of the Mizos and should not be propagated. In line with the UN?s declaration of June 21 as the International Yoga Day, Union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy today encouraged people in Nagaland to practice yoga in their daily lives. Participating in the International Yoga Day at Agri Expo Site, Dimapur, Rudy said ?yoga is a skill of looking good, smart and intelligent? and that regular practice of yoga enhanced fitness of mind and body. Department of Youth Resources and Sports organized the main event at Indira Gandhi Stadium in Kohima with 86-year old Nagaland Governor P B Acharya leading hundreds of people in performing yoga. In his message, Acharya termed the day as a “great movement” initiated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to promote a healthy mind and body. Defence establishments under Headquarters 3 Corps and NCC cadets of First Naga Girls Battalion also observed the day in Nagaland. 4000 girl cadets of NCC participated in the International Yoga Day celebrations at 17 venues across the state.In Manipur, the main function was held at held at Khuman Lampak Main Indoor Stadium here today in the presence of Union Minister Prakash Javadekar.”Yoga brings a balance between the mind and body and enables an individual to go along a right track,” he said. Manipur Chief Minister N Biren said, “performing yoga also improves the overall health condition of a person reducing stress and other form of ailments.” PTI TEAM MMlast_img read more

Unwind under a neem tree at this brand new restaurant in Delhi

first_imgWith its cheery facade and quirky menu, restaurateur Dinesh Arora’s latest venture, Unplugged Courtyard definitely makes for a cool hangout place right in the heart of the city. The restaurant, which opened its doors to city-dwellers in March this year, has an inviting indoor seating arrangement with comfortable sink-in sofas and a massive bar adorned with a number of liquor bottles. Adjacent to the bar is a door which leads you into a courtyard, which sports a mix of red bistro-style chairs, bright stools and canapes, under the shade of a massive neem tree–a beautiful space to unwind with friends over delicious cocktails and snacks.Also read: Epicuria Food Mall adds a new floor, full of your favourite restaurants Coming to the food, the menu has a mix of Indian and continental dishes–all served up with a unique UC twist. For example, the Ganna Chicken, a chicken mince kebab slow roasted on ganna (sugarcane) stick–is a foodie’s delight. Succulent, mildly spiced and spiked with a hint of sugarcane juice, it’s one dish that will draw you back to UC for more than one helping. Team it with Roji, a refreshingly strong gin based drink garnished with star anise, mint and lots of crushed ice–perfect for a hot summer afternoon. A main course worth trying is the Aam Aadmi Chicken–their version of comfort food–which announces its arrival by the ringing of a bell, literally. You will find the waiter carrying it in a steel lunchbox in the typical dabbawala style–wrapped in a potli and hanging from a long stick balanced on one shoulder–oodles of drama and flavour packed in one.advertisementAlso read: A dash of Kerala in the middle of Connaught Place You’ll come back for another serving of Ganna Chicken at the Unplugged Courtyard.If you’re a vegetarian, try their Chili Paneer Ghosla–tangy chilli paneer served in a crispy edible basket that looks like a nest, or opt for their juicy veg burger that’s served with crispy fries on the side. In the dessert section, their star offering is the ice lollies that take you back to the good old childhood days. And the best part is that they are made right in front of you–the server pours chocolate, strawberry and kiwi syrups on ice slabs which are temperature controlled with the help of liquid nitrogen. Once the liquids turn semi-solid, plastic sticks are attached to them and a few seconds later you have a cool delicious dessert ready to be enjoyed. The perfect way to end a meal, don’t you think? UC also hosts Sunday fairs and live music events, stand-up comedy acts, etc, so watch out for their next happening do that will add to your dining experience.Meal for two: Rs 2,500 inclusive of taxesAt L 23/7, Ground Floor, Middle Circle, Connaught Place next to Odeon CinemaTime 11 a.m. to 12 midnightContact 09999396662 +919999396662last_img read more

‘Truly Elite’ Recruit Raves About Notre Dame Visit

first_imgA general view of the Golden Dome on Notre Dame's campus.SOUTH BEND, IN – SEPTEMBER 19: A general view of the “Golden Dome” on the campus of Notre Dame University before a game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Michigan State Spartans on September 19, 2009 at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)When rankings for most of the class of 2022 roll around, expect New Jersey cornerback Jaeden Gould to be pretty close to the top. The rising high school sophomore already has the attention of many of college football’s elite programs.Gould, who stars for Garden State power Bergen Catholic, hasn’t been ranked yet, but is a cinch to be a blue-chip prospect. 247Sports’ Tom Loy recently referred to him as one of the “truly elite” prospects in the class.The offers match as well. He currently claims 14 offers, including Florida, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Notre Dame , Penn State, and Texas A&M.Jaeden Gould took a recent visit to check out Notre Dame football, and was blown away.The Fighting Irish recruit New Jersey pretty hard, with five players from the state on the roster right now, and another two set to join in the class of 2020. Gould has a ton of options already, and years to make a decision, but Brian Kelly and his staff seem to have put themselves in a solid spot here early in the 2022 cycle.From 247:“It was amazing,” said Gould of his time at Notre Dame. “I didn’t know what to expect because I had never been down there. I liked the campus a lot. All of the facilities were outstanding and the coaches were amazing.”Gould raved about coaches Mike Elston and Clark Lea, who are both high up on the Fighting Irish defensive staff. The program tradition and the impressive facilities both impressed as well.“Just the tradition that they have,” said Gould, when asked what left the most lasting impression of the trip. “There are a lot of old things around campus, but they are all historic and important. Things like Touchdown Jesus or the dome, everything is amazing.“It’s huge,” added Gould of the new indoor facility at Notre Dame. “They have the big video screens so you can see what’s going on at practice. It was definitely top notch.”It is still way too early to say that Notre Dame has cemented itself as a favorite here, but Gould does plan on making a return trip for a game this fall. That is a very good sign.[247Sports]last_img read more

Flavor Injection: The Manual’s Essential Bitters Shelf

first_img The Best American Gin 5 Classic Whiskey Cocktails You Should Know How to Make Bitters can evoke and add different elements to many cocktails. Typically packaged in small bottles with dropper applicators or restricted openings, bitters are neutral spirits infused with different flavors. Traditionally, bitters of yore were more likely to yield an earthy or bittersweet flavor, but the flavor profile has expanded along with the craft cocktail movement. We’ve picked some old standards in terms of flavor, as well as some that you might not know you need, but trust us, you do.Angostura Aromatic (As Seen Above)The gold standard in most places, Angostura is one of the few brands that survived Prohibition. If you were to have only one bottle on your shelf, it needs to be Angostura. Potent and clove-forward, a few dashes will take your cocktails a long way.Peychaud’sAnother standard for the shelf made by Sazerac, Peychaud’s captures the essence of New Orleans with a lighter profile than Angostura. As a literal bitter, it tends to cut the sweetness of a drink.Hella Bitters OrangeFor everything from Old Fashioneds to Tiki cocktails, these add a little extra oomph behind the citrus in your drinks. These are also great for when you want to impart an orange flavor without the sweetness of a syrup.Fee Brother’s Black Walnut Great for bringing nutty flavors to whiskey-based drinks, especially when the brown, spirits-based cocktails of autumn are in full swing.Scrappy’s Lavender Love gin or vodka? The lavender flavors here wonderfully accentuate the floral notes in these spirits and their cocktails. Lavender cocktails tend to swing sweet, so these bitters are a good way to ground a drink in an earthier palate.El Guapo Bitters Fuego If you like a little kick or want to add some spice to a smoky drink, these will kick your cocktails up a notch.Bitter Truth Celery A great addition to Bloody Marys, naturally, but celery bitters do great things for garden gin cocktails as well. If you’ve got a vegetal cocktail, these will more than likely be a welcome addition.Bittercube Cherry Bark VanillaThe cherry at the bottom of an Old Fashioned is one of the best parts of the drink (just kidding, the whiskey is and always will be the best part), but these bitters will really let the sweet vanilla notes from the bourbon barrel shine.Bittermen’s Xocolatl Molé Chocolatey and spicy, these are everything you love about Molé sauce, distilled. Use them in everything from adding a little flair to your neat whiskey to elevating your chocolate martini game.Apothecary Bitters Mystic Caravan Smokey Pear Both fruity and smoky, these are great for scotch cocktails that you want to imbue a little fruitiness to, while enhancing the peaty characteristics.Messina Bitters Cannabis-Infused Aromatic Based in Portland, Oregon, Messina offers a variety of cannabis-infused and virgin bitters. Reaching to bitters origins, the products are meant for use in cocktails and also for medicinal use for digestion problems. Wilks and Wilson Storyville Chicory Pecan Another slightly spicy blend that evokes both the Wild West and the Deep South simultaneously. Great for creating a complex coffee cocktail.The joy of bitters, too, is that they don’t just have to be used in one way like we’ve described above. Just a few drops can transport a cocktail to a completely different direction. Find your own path or blaze your own trail with the wide world of bitters out there. 6 Essential Scotch Cocktails That You Need to Know Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App Editors’ Recommendations 9 Best Tequilas (and 3 Mezcals) for Palomas, According to Bartenderslast_img read more

Sick Kids Hospital identifies case of infection linked to heart surgery

first_imgTORONTO – Toronto’s Sick Kids Hospital is advising former heart surgery patients about a single case of a bacterial infection likely linked to a device used during cardiovascular surgery between December 2013 and 2016.The non-tuberculous Mycobacterium chimaera infection has been associated with a device used to heat and cool the blood during heart surgery.Sick Kids started using the heater-cooler units in December 2013, but changed how they were implemented in 2016, based on recommendations from Health Canada and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.Families of children who may have been exposed to the bacterium during heart surgery have been notified of the risk and what signs and symptoms to watch for. The CDC estimates the chances of getting the infection at less than one per cent.The hospital says a health provider should be contacted if a former patient experiences such symptoms as prolonged, unexplained fever; night sweats; unexplained weight loss or failure to thrive in infants; and chest pain.M. chimaera is commonly found in water and soil and typically doesn’t cause disease in humans. The types of the infection linked to heater-cooler devices can take several months or even years to become evident, and the infection is treated with antibiotics. It is not passed from person to person.Parents can call the hospital’s special information line 416-813-8880 or email if they have concerns or questions.———Online:For frequently asked questions: read more

Kristen Bell CoHosts The Inaugural Moms Movers Makers Awards

first_imgThe Bump, the definitive voice for millennial parents, today honors and recognizes amazing achievements by moms with The Bump Moms: Movers + Makers Awards, sponsored by Allstate Insurance Company.Whether it’s donating 92 gallons of breast milk to help feed premature babies, showcasing the beauty of postpartum bodies, founding charities that help underprivileged children and families, or creating a modern, innovative breast pump, these women serve as an inspiration that action creates change.Co-hosted by Kristen Bell, a mom of two who is currently starring in the Showtime series House of Lies, The Bump Moms: Movers + Makers Awards luncheon will take place today at the Millwick in Los Angeles to honor moms who are making a difference in the lives of others.In addition to honoring inspiring moms at the awards luncheon, The Bump, through its corporate entity, XO Group Inc., is officially joining forces with I Am That Girl. This non-profit, which Kristen Bell is a proud ambassador of, is a community, support system, and movement inspiring girls to love, express, and be who they are. With this affiliation, XO Group will further its mission of empowering and supporting women, at an even earlier age, as they excel as leaders of their communities. XO Group’s support will be used to create a female empowerment and leadership curriculum that will be given to the local chapters of I Am That Girl, and also provide sponsorship of hundreds of girls within the organization – an act XO Group encourages others to do as well. The Bump Moms: Movers + Makers awards luncheon will feature members of I Am That Girl who will share their stories of how the non-profit has helped them build confidence and become a leader in their communities.“Being a mom is the most difficult role I’ll never get paid to do, and yet it will be my proudest legacy,” said Kristen Bell. “When The Bump approached me to help honor fellow moms who have gone above and beyond their normal mom duties to positively change the lives of others, as well as young girls that are leaders in their communities, I was humbled to be a part of this event.”“The Bump is the go-to resource for millions of women going through pregnancy and parenthood, and every day we’re there to provide guidance, reassurance and inspiration — that means to shine a spotlight on stories about incredible moms,” said Julia Wang, head of digital content for The Bump. “We’re thrilled to have Kristen Bell cohost this event to help us honor future leaders and today’s moms who not only make an impact on their own families, but also change the lives of women and children all over the world.”“As a community of women, we MUST invest in girls and double down to change what isn’t working in the world. The girls in the I AM THAT GIRL community are the future moms, makers, politicians, CEO’s, and leaders of our world – and they need support today,” said Emily Greener, cofounder and CEO of I Am That Girl. “We believe in the idea of lifting while you climb, and we are so grateful XO Group and its community of women have the same heart for inspiring girls to be the best versions of who they are, and who they want to be.”The Bump Moms: Movers + Makers Honorees: • Holly Robinson-Peete, founder of The HollyRod Foundation • Yasmine Delawari Johnson, Jules Leyser, Danika Charity, Emily Lynch and Kelly Zajfen, cofounders of the Alliance of Moms • Jessica Shortall, author, parental leave advocate • Ashlee Wells, founder of the 4th Trimester Bodies Project • Dionne Boldin, cofounder of the Anquan Boldin Foundation • Shazi Visram, founder and CEO of Happy Family • Georgene Huang and Romy Newman, cofounders of Fairygodboss • Hillary Frank, creator of The Longest Shortest Time • Jill Gilbert, producer of Living in Digital Times • Debbie Burbic, Kim Jarrelle, Jessamine Niccoli, cofounders of Clever Medical • Kate Carr, president and CEO of Safe Kids Worldwide • Abbie Schiller and Samantha Kurtzman-Counter, cofounders of The Mother Company • Christine Dodson and Sascha Mayer, cofounders of Mamava • Cara Delzer, Gabrielle Guthrie and Santhi Analytis, cofounders of Moxxly • Elle Walker, Meg Resnikoff and Brooke Mahan, cofounders and partner of What’s Up Moms • Jenny Galluzzo and Gina Hadley, cofounders of The Second Shift • Carly Burson, founder of Tribe Alive • Amy Anderson, breast milk donation advocate • Mylene Yao, cofounder of Univfylast_img read more

Saudi Arabia Cuts Diplomatic Ties With Iran

Rabat – Saudi Arabia said on Sunday it had cut ties with Iran over the storming of the Saudi Embassy in Tehran, following the execution of Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr on Saturday.Saudi Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir announced that the kingdom is severing its diplomatic ties with Iran.Speaking at a press conference on Sunday, Al-Jubeir ordered the Iranian diplomatic mission and its related entities to leave the country within 48 hours. The Foreign Minister said Saudi Arabia would not allow the Islamic Republic to undermine the Sunni kingdom’s security.After the execution of the Shia cleric on Saturday morning, Iran summoned the Saudi ambassador, and hours later, angry mob attacked the Saudi embassy in Tehran, chanting “Death to Al Saud!” the ruling family of Saudi Arabia.Late night on Saturday, a group of angry Iranian protesters broke into the Saudi Arabian embassy in Tehran, destroyed its interior and torched it with Molotov cocktails.Another group of protesters set fire to the Saudi Consulate in Mashad, northern Iran and seized the Saudi flag.Iran has condemned Saudi Arabia’s execution of Nimr al-Nimr, a fervent outspoken critic of the Saudi government. read more

Carlos Prieto goes to Bergischer HC

Bergischer HCCarlos PrietoCelje Pivovarna LaskoToyota Handball Bundesliga Spanish line player, Carlos Prieto is moving to Bundesliga, after season and a half in Slovenian handball institution, Celje Pivovarna Lasko. Former player of Valladolid and Ciudad Real will help to Bergischer HC to obtain Bundesliga’s status this season. German team is on the edge of relegation with VfL Gummersbach sharing 15th position after 20 matches with only 12 ← Previous Story Filip Mirkulovski is banned for the “second place” battle in Plock! Next Story → Dane Sijan will join Bjerringbro Silkeborg

One of Dublins most iconic buildings is taking a trip down memory

first_img Sunday 19 Mar 2017, 10:00 AM Share Tweet Email2 The Custom House Source: Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht AffairsCUSTOM HOUSE’S VISITOR Centre is once again open to members of the public.The re-opening of the centre last Thursday is part of a longer term project to provide public access to one of Dublin’s most iconic buildings.The Custom House was designed by renowned architect James Gandon and was completed in 1791 after a 10-year construction period.As part of the Decade of Centenaries initiative – which marks a hugely significant period in Irish history – an exhibition running at the centre describes events in the building during Easter Week 1916.It explores the history of the Custom House and its occupants from then until 1921, when the building was completely destroyed by a fire during the War of Independence.The Custom House stands directly across from Liberty Hall, which was the base of the Irish Citizen Army during the Rising, and beside Butt Bridge, the then last crossing-point of the River Liffey, and is fewer than 400 metres from the GPO itself. Despite this, the building didn’t play a huge role in the Easter Rising.The exhibition considers this and explores other links between Custom House and historical events of the period. The Custom House today Source: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ieThe four main elements of the exhibition are:Telling the story of the architect James Gandon and the construction of the Custom House, with his desk as part of the exhibition1916, including the stories of some local government staff who were dismissed for participating in the Rising, Bureau of Military History statements of prisoners held in the Custom House after the Rising, and other activity in the areaMet Éireann’s weather-themed room looks at the development of scientific meteorology in Ireland with a special focus on the weather of Easter Week 1916 and on 25 May 1921, when the Custom House was attackedThe fire of 1921 and subsequent restorationSome of the well-known former staff of the Custom House include entertainer Percy French who was an inspector of drainage schemes under the Board of Works; novelist and humourist Brian O’Nolan aka Myles na gCopaleen or Flann O’Brien, and novelist Maurice Walsh whose short story The Quiet Man was the plot for the classic John Ford film.Admission is free and more information can be read here.Read: Double burials and dead parrots: Strange and unusual stories from Glasnevin CemeteryRead: ‘The walls talk’ – Dublin city is getting a new tenement museum this summer Short URL 18,705 Views 12 Comments Mar 19th 2017, 10:00 AM By Órla Ryan Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article One of Dublin’s most iconic buildings is taking a trip down memory lane A new exhibition explores the role Custom House played while Ireland fought for independence.last_img read more

Le plus petit appareil photo numérique du monde pèse 15 grammes

first_imgLe plus petit appareil photo numérique du monde pèse 15 grammesMoins de trois centimètres et un poids plume de 15 grammes à la pesée : telles sont les minuscules dimensions de l’appareil photo numérique le plus petit du monde. Un objet miniature proposé par la boutique en ligne américaine Hammacher Schlemmer.Un appareil photo hors normes a fait son apparition il y a quelques jours sur le site de boutique en ligne Hammacher Schlemmer (lien non disponible). Présenté par la firme comme le plus petit APN du monde, il tient au creux de la main, et même…sur le bout du doigt ! À lire aussiOlympus dévoile le Tough TG-1 pour des photos en conditions extrêmesAvec ses allures de jouet, le tout petit appareil affiche des dimensions minuscules : 2,8 x 2,5 x 2,70 centimètres, pour un poids de 15 grammes. Avec une telle taille, pas de place pour un écran bien sûr, ni même pour un viseur. Quant à sa batterie, elle se décharge en seulement trente minutes. Côté technique, l’appareil est doté d’un capteur de 2 mégapixels, avec autofocus. Il permet de prendre des photos de 1200×1600 pixels et des vidéos en 640 x 480 pixels. Equipé d’une carte carte micro-SD de 2 Go, il peut voir sa capacité étendue à 32 Go. Compatible avec Windows XP, Vista et 7, il se branche par câble USB. Pour s’offrir le plus petit appareil photo du monde, il faudra tout de même débourser 100 dollars (73 euros). Un prix qui, Hammacher Schlemmer en est sûr, ne découragera pas les consommateurs. “C’est une pièce remarquable. Nous nous attendons à ce qu’il devienne très populaire auprès du public” affirme Fred Berns, le directeur marketing de la firme, cité par le Dailymail.Le 29 septembre 2011 à 15:37 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

La Google Nexus 7 déjà en rupture de stock

first_imgLa Google Nexus 7 déjà en rupture de stockVictime de son succès, la tablette tactile de Google n’est plus disponible à la commande sur le Play Store américain et britannique. À peine deux semaine après sa sortie, la Nexus 7 se trouve déjà en rupture de stock aux États-Unis et au Royaume-Uni. Depuis le Google Play Store, il est désormais impossible de commander la version haut de gamme (16 GB) de la tablette à 249 dollars. La boutique en ligne indique en effet “sold out” pour ce modèle. Néanmoins, il reste possible d’acheter la version de 8 GB à 199 dollars.Une mailing list a alors été mise en place pour prévenir les clients des prochains arrivages. Il y a quelques jours, le géant de Mountain View annonçait à ceux qui avaient pré-commandé l’appareil avant le 11 juillet ne le recevraient que le 19 juillet.D’après les informations de nos confrères britanniques du Guardian, Google aurait mal anticipé le succès du modèle haut de gamme. La firme pensait que la demande de sa tablette à 199 dollars serait plus forte. D’un côté, la version 8Gb n’est vendue que dans les magasins en ligne Google et non dans les boutiques physiques. Asus, le fabricant de la Nexus aurait alors déjà augmenté ses capacités de production, mais l’approvisionnement pourrait prendre plusieurs semaines avant d’arriver chez les clients.En France début août ? Google serait donc bien parti pour rafler une grosse part du marché des tablettes 7 pouces, actuellement dominé par Amazon avec ses Kindle Fire 1 et 2. Il faut dire aussi que ses capacités ont de quoi séduire, surtout au vu de son prix. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?La Nexus 7 tourne sur Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, la dernière version du système d’exploitation développé par les soins de Google, et possède un écran d’une résolution de 1280 x 800. Son processeur Tegra Quad-Core est cadencé à 1,2 Ghz et il dispose de 1 Gb de RAM. Le géant de Mountain View affirme également que son autonomie s’avère comprise entre 8 et 9 heures en mode lecture vidéo haute définition.Aucune date officielle n’a pour le moment été annoncée pour une sortie en France. Néanmoins, sur le site Rue du Commerce on a pu trouver celle du 3 août prochain. Il y a quelques jours il était effectivement possible de pré-commander l’appareil de Google sur ce magasin en ligne.Le 24 juillet 2012 à 09:06 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Hon Sharlene Cartwright Robinson HURRICANE MATTHEW

first_img Related Items:Hon. Robinson says be prepared for the coming storm, hon. robinson urges employers to allow staff adequate time to secure home and property, hurricane matthew Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, October 3, 2016 – “Overnight the Turks and Caicos Islands has gone from a Hurricane Watch to a Warning. Matthew is a slow moving, Category 4 Storm accompanied by heavy rains and whilst panic must not be the order of the day, we as a people must take its passage very seriously.”“This nation has been spared many times over and whilst we continue to pray for mercy, we must prepare for the worse. Those of us who experienced the passage of Hurricane Ike has fresh memories of a storm that left a trail of damage, and we often boast of no loss of life. I encourage us to recall only the need to prepare and not be reckless in trying to predict a similar outcome.”“I am encouraging all residents to take heed and to prepare by securing your properties and by ensuring that the important items for the emergency pack are in your home.  We have many low lying areas that are prone to flooding in lighter conditions and I am calling on these residents to seek higher ground and not to put their lives at risk or the lives of those who may be placed in difficult circumstances if called upon to rescue them in the event of an emergency during the Storm.”“I am calling on all employers to be compassionate and allow their employees adequate time to safeguard their homes and properties. I likewise await the Government’s Statement to hear of the timing for closure of Schools and Government offices.”“I wish to thank DDME for the updates and ask that we heed the call to be vigilant and prepared. The published list of Shelters, I am certain will be announced later today and I encourage you to please locate the one nearest you and if you feel that you have need to take shelter there, please do so before the Storm.”“We are still our brothers keepers and I trust that we will look out for those families and individuals that are most vulnerable especially our elderly and special needs residents.  Parliamentary colleagues and Pastors, I expect that we all will assist in whatever way that we can.  Let me also use this forum to thank the Government for continuing on the path of tradition and for arranging for the return of children and medical patients from Jamaica.  It is our responsibility to ensure that our people are brought to safety.”“As a blood donor, I will also like to encourage persons to take a few minutes today and donate blood at one of the Medical facilities.”“Let us pray for those emergency personnel who will be at work ensuring our safety and for the people of these Islands and all the other Islands who have suffered the wrath or are in path for Matthew.”“I wish for us a safe passage. May God continue to be with us.”Hon Sharlene Cartwright RobinsonLeader of the Opposition Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Hurricane Matthew ripping through Grand Bahamalast_img read more