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December 9, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgWe tend to think of the final close as being the most difficult to obtain. But this isn’t true. Here is a lis of the commitments you need to gain by degree of difficulty. These three commitments are relatively easy to gain. Even signing the contract is an easy commitment to gain, if you’ve done great work up until that point.Review Your Solution: Everyone likes to learn, and everyone likes to see something new. Gaining the commitment to review your solution in your presentation is easy after you’ve had a single conversation about your dream clients needs. This is the easiest of all the commitments you need to gain.Collaborate: The commitment to collaborate around a solution is one of the easier commitments to gain. Your dream client has ideas about how they need things to work, and they’re more than happy to share them with you.Signing the Contract: For all of the hoopla about closing and getting the final commitment, this isn’t anywhere near the most difficult client commitment to gain. If you’ve done good work up until this point, this is a very easy and natural commitment again.These commitments are more difficult to gain.Resolve Concerns: Your dream client will tell you they need time to make a decision. Without you being there to help provide them with information and insight, they will struggle to resolve their concerns. This commitment is more difficult to gain.Decision: The commitment to make a decision to act is one of the more difficult decisions you will have to gain. Even if your dream client knows and understands their need to change.Consensus: One of the biggest obstacles to a deal is getting everyone on your team clients team on the same page at the same time. Consensus is difficult. The status quo as many allies.These are some of the most difficult commitments you will need to gain to create and win an opportunity. None of these is the final “close.” Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now Time – First Appointment: Your dream client is extraordinarily busy. They have more work than they have time. They’ve had too many experiences with bad salespeople to risk spending time with another one. They’ve changed providers three times and never gotten a better result. They’re comfortable with the status quo and they trust their problem more than they trust you. This makes time difficult to gain.Invest Enough to Succeed: If your customer was capable of getting the result they needed with their current investment they would not be speaking to you. They need help justifying the need to spend more to produce the real outcome they want.Execution: There is nothing more difficult for you or your client then executing. This is the most difficult commitment again because it requires that your customer change what they are presently doing.last_img read more

October 27, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgIn need of a Monday pick-me-up?#MondayMotivation #ASMTFC— AS Monaco EN (@AS_Monaco_EN) February 4, 2019Vasilyev admitted he made recruiting errors when confirming the sacking of Henry, who was replaced by the club’s title-winning coach Leonardo Jardim.And the Monaco vice-president indicated the promotion for Ducruet is with an eye on him taking a leadership role at the club in the future.”Louis has Monaco anchored deep inside him,” added Vasilyev. “He also has a strong desire to lead the club one day.”That’s why I decided to help him move on this path by allowing him to evolve with me, closer.”With time and work, he will be able to perfect his knowledge of the football world, especially in the sports field.”A second-half Cesc Fabregas strike gave Monaco a 2-1 victory over Toulouse on Saturday, their first home league win of the season moving them up to 18th place in Ligue 1. Monaco have appointed the 26-year-old son of Princess Stephanie to a post in the club’s recruitment team.Louis Ducruet previously worked on international recruitment for the Ligue 1 strugglers, who sacked Thierry Henry last month.And Ducruet will now work closely with vice-president and chief executive Vadim Vasilyev, the club announced on Monday. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? “I am very happy and proud to have the opportunity to collaborate with Vadim Vasilyev and to be able to learn from a leader who is a reference in the field,” Ducruet said in a statement. “This is a new stage for me, which will allow me to assimilate in a more global way the operation of the club on the sporting level. With humility and a lot of work, I am sure that I will achieve good results.”last_img read more

October 24, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imghe St. Elizabeth Parish Council is to receive an additional $3 million to assist in the distribution of water to drought stricken areas in the parish.This was announced by Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Noel Arscott, at a meeting of the Council on March 21.With sections of the island suffering from drought conditions, concern was expressed by councillors about the availability of water in the farming areas of St. Elizabeth, both for farming and domestic consumption.“The drought situation requires at this time immediate action, so we have been able to find a small sum to assist you within the next two days,” Mr. Arscot told the meeting.He noted that $70 million was made available by the Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change for the trucking of water nationally, adding that the St. Elizabeth Parish Council received some $4 million late last year for that purpose, but the chronic situation in the parish now requires an additional sum to help in alleviating some of the problems.The Minister said he is also seeking some funds to assist in refurbishing some of the community tanks throughout the parish and to acquire an additional water truck for the parish.Mr. Arscott called on the farmers of the parish to continue to conserve water.Other Councils visited by the Minister include Portland, St. Thomas, Portmore, St. Catherine and Clarendon.By Bryan Miller, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

October 22, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgNova Scotians will have the opportunity to learn more about the province’s aboriginal culture on National Aboriginal Day, Tuesday, June 21. To celebrate, First Nations communities will hold workshops on traditional teaching, drumming, dancing and crafts. Some communities have organized sports events, storytelling sessions, powwows and presentations on aboriginal history. Michael Baker, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, encourages all Nova Scotians to take part in the activities. “The Mi’kmaq founded Nova Scotia thousands of years ago and contribute to our province economically, socially and culturally,” said Mr. Baker. “I hope that all Nova Scotians will take the opportunity to attend some of the many events planned for National Aboriginal Day.” National Aboriginal Day was first proclaimed in 1996 by former governor general Romeo LeBlanc and is held on the summer solstice, the longest day of the year and the first day of summer. Traditionally, this is the day many aboriginal communities celebrate their cultural and spiritual beliefs. For a list of National Aboriginal Day events in Nova Scotia, visit the Indian and Northern Affairs Canada website at .last_img read more

October 22, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgProvincial government employees have demonstrated their generosity by making record-breaking donations in support of the United Way of Halifax Region. Employee contributions through government-workplace campaigns topped $428,000 in 2007 — up from $405,000 raised in the 2006 campaign. “This has been the most successful campaign to date,” said Premier Rodney MacDonald. “Nova Scotia’s government employees have shown once again that they are committed to making their communities healthier and safer for everyone.” The money raised will support the United Way’s work, which includes funding more than 100 programs at 50 agencies that help young children and families thrive, reduce violence and build strong communities and volunteer organizations. “I congratulate the many talented volunteers who brought this campaign to life,” said provincial division chair Dennis Cochrane, deputy minister of Education. “The success we share is the result of the tremendous effort, creativity and leadership by many volunteers who generously contributed their time and energy.” Campaigns were managed by volunteers in each government department and agency. The Department of Education was the lead agency for the 2007 campaign. “We’re delighted with the very spirited and energetic provincialcampaign,” said Catherine Woodman, president and CEO of the United Way of Halifax Region. “The outstanding results help bring us very close to our overall campaign goal of $5.75 million. But, most importantly, this campaign focused on making a difference in a community we all treasure.” The provincial government campaign ran from September to December.last_img read more

October 22, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgRural communities are getting more control over their forests and economic opportunities, through Nova Scotia’s community forests program. The province will now negotiate a three-year Crown forest agreement with Medway Community Forest Co-operative to establish Nova Scotia’s first community forest. “Allowing communities to manage nearby forests on Crown land means the forests will be managed by the local community, and that there will be jobs and opportunities close to home,” said Julie Towers, executive director of Natural Resources’ Renewable Resources Branch. It should take a few months for the department and the co-operative to establish their roles and responsibilities. The pilot project will be evaluated each year for governance, business administration, forestry practices, community engagement and other elements. If the pilot is successful, up to 15,000 hectares of wilderness in western Nova Scotia could be managed as community forests. Medway Community Forest Cooperative’s proposal was evaluated by department staff and followed the government purchasing policy. “This is a small pilot project but it’s a great chance to test and model for the future, to find the best chance for success for community forests in this province,” said Will Martin, of Windhorse Farm, which specializes in sustainable forest harvesting. The province is also exploring opportunities for a Mi’kmaq forestry initiative with the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs. Community forests can be used for commercial forestry, tourism, recreation, habitat protection, environmental education and research. Municipalities, forestry businesses, wood co-operatives, non-profit organizations and other community-based groups were all eligible to apply to manage forests on Crown land. Provincial governments in other provinces have signed agreements with one or more community groups to manage nearby forests on Crown land. The community groups may also sign agreements with companies that want to harvest trees or conduct other business ventures, which provides income for the group’s activities and other community projects. About 125 community forests have been established in Canada during the past 15 years. Most are in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec.last_img read more

October 8, 2019 | | Post a Comment

The Government has already reached a memorandum of understanding with a Chinese company and multiple agreements are to be signed on the operations of the port soon.Amaraweera said that Sri Lanka is also negotiating the establishment of a 15,000 acre investment zone in Hambantota.  (Colombo Gazette) The Minister said that the port will have a new cement factory, oil refinery and a Liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in the future.Sri Lanka and China are working on an agreement to operate the port in order to help Sri Lanka recover huge losses it has suffered from the port operations. The Government today dismissed claims that China may look to establish a military base in Sri Lanka.Fisheries Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said that some groups are attempting to mislead the public by claiming that China will have a military base at the Hambantota port. Amaraweera said that the Sri Lankan Navy will handle the security aspects of the port. He said that no foreign country can establish such a base in Sri Lanka without the approval of the Government. read more

October 2, 2019 | | Post a Comment

Spotlighting the significance of this much-anticipated gathering, the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, in an interview with UN Radio earlier this week, said that with more young people getting involved in their future, it is time to re-examine how their Governments engage them. “This forum will represent, what I call, a unique opportunity for all policy actors to come together and discuss the situation of youth policy around the world today,” Mr. Alhendawi said. The Global Forum on Youth Policies will place in Baku between 28 and 30 October. Bringing together an expected 700 youth policy experts – from governments and parliaments, youth networks and movement, research and development communities – the gathering comes at an especially opportune time as young people face several dilemmas and challenges. Bringing together all these stakeholders will help properly examine how youth policy can be implemented in war zones, post-conflict settings, and even can tackle the issue of youth unemployment. Convened by Mr. Alhendawi’s Office together with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural organization (UNESCO), the Council of Europe and the Azerbaijan Ministry of Youth and Sport, the gathering coincides with the 20th anniversary of the adoption in 1995 by the UN General Assembly of a milestone document that set a global blueprint for national youth policies. The World Programme of Action on Youth, (WPAY) represents an overarching framework to regulate youth policy around the world, highlighting 15 priority areas ranging from employment and health to drug abuse and armed conflict.“[Over the past] 20 years, we have seen more commitment from Member States to implement a coordinated, holistic and comprehensive way of advancing youth development in their country,” Mr. Alhendawi said. Currently, of 198 countries worldwide, 122 have national youth policies in place – up from 99 in 2013. This upsurge signals that governments are increasingly aware of the need for legal and policy frameworks that respond adequately to young peoples’ needs. Despite these advances, a number of challenges affect the efficiency and inclusiveness of youth policies, from fragmented responsibilities for youth issues and challenged youth participation structures to the lack of reliable knowledge and the absence of appropriate resources.“It’s time now to reflect on the progress we have made in implementing youth policy, to talk about the quality criteria in designing and implementing national youth policy,” said the Envoy on Youth. Mr. Alhendawi noted that UN Member States “have asked us repeatedly the platform to learn from each other to see what works in youth policy.”Young people will also have their voices heard during the 3-day conference. Some 300 youth participants have been selected to attend the Forum based on their experience in developing and implementing youth policy. “We received some 5,000 applications [which] show great interest and commitment from young people on discussing youth policy,” Mr. Alhendawi said. “We looked to different backgrounds to ensure that we have a rich debate; especially the issues being discussed vary from education to employment, urbanization and other issues of interest to young people,” he added. In addition to revisiting the global blueprint for national youth policies set out by the World Programme of Action for Youth, the Forum aims to develop a common understanding of the needs for and rationales of systemic approaches to modern youth policy. There are high hopes that the Forum will also reinvigorate momentum and build quality criteria for implementing national youth policies and help Member States implement them. Mr. Alhendawi said: “It is really a learning experience for everyone to bring all these policy actors [together and have them] sit and look at what works, and learn from each other.” read more

September 28, 2019 | | Post a Comment

I have never, not once, managed to sit through an entire baseball game from first inning to last. Halfway through most games, I either get too fidgety to stay, the heat drives me out or whoever I am at the game with wants to leave early (which I never argue with).That being said, I sat through the Columbus Clippers game on Monday from start to finish for the entire three plus hour affair, and it was not only hot, but rainy as well, but making it to the end was gratifying.Before the game, I met with Joe Santry, media relations for the Clippers but also the historian for the team, who shared with me that many road names surrounding campus and Columbus (including the road I live on) are named after Clippers players. Neil. Chittenden. Those names sound familiar?The Clippers are part of Columbus history, and not just as a baseball team. The name hanging above the stadium isn’t just a sponsor. Huntington used to be one of the worst baseball players on the team, and after a season where he didn’t have a single hit recorded (or one that lasted the records this long), he was told not to quit his day job, which so happened to be a bank teller.While I would have chosen a cooler day (one where my shoulders weren’t burned by the end) and the random raining wasn’t ideal, it still was worth it to know the history behind the Clippers, the stadium and the relationship the team has with the city.The only way the game could have been better: a hot dog. read more

September 25, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgGwyneth Paltrow and Keira Knightley should never have been allowed to do Jane Austen adaptations because they are too “nasal” and not loveable enough, an expert on the author has claimed. Knightley was “completely wrong” for the part of Elizabeth Bennet in the 2005 film of Pride and Prejudice and Paltow’s annoying “nasal whine” ruined her portrayal of Emma in 1996, Paula Byrne said at the Hay Festival.Byrne, who was at the festival to talk about her latest book The Genius of Jane Austen: her love of theatre and why she is a hit in Hollywood, praised some of the male stars of Austen adaptations over the ages – including Sir Laurence Olivier and Colin Firth, who have both played Mr Darcy in versions of Pride and Prejudice. However, she panned recent portrayals of the heroines. “I didn’t like Keira Knightley at all. I thought she was completely wrong for Elizabeth Bennet. She has a great back, a beautiful back, and all we can see is her back. I found her quite wooden and she doesn’t articulate very well,” she said. “And she is way too beautiful for Elizabeth because the one thing we know about Elizabeth is that her sister is very beautiful but Elizabeth just has ‘fine eyes’ and that’s all we know about Elizabeth, that she has fine eyes. Gwyneth Paltrow in the 1996 film adaptation of Austen’s Emma Credit:Film Stills Gwyneth Paltrow in the 1996 film adaptation of Austen's Emma  Paula Byrne at the Hay FestivalCredit: Jay Williams “Elizabeth Bennet is a very interesting character for her vivacity. She is a very unusual character for the 18th century. But she is not beautiful. Paula Byrne at the Hay Festival “Jane Austen made it clear she was not writing heroines who were drop dead beautiful, she was writing about a new kind of heroine.”Keira Knightley was not just right for the role.”Then there’s Gwyneth Paltrow in Emma – that voice, that nasal whine! It just drives me mad! It’s like Keira Knightley – she’s got that nasal thing going on too. I want to just strangle her.”You don’t really want to feel like strangling Emma – you get annoyed with her, the character, because she’s such a horrible snob and gets things wrong. But we find her loveable as well and Gwyneth Paltrow was not loveable enough for me.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

September 21, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A new opinion poll conducted in September showed opposition party SYRIZA ahead of conservative New Democracy. The survey was carried out by a University of Macedonia research institute on behalf of Skai.The poll, conducted by a University of Macedonia research institute on behalf of Skai, showed SYRIZA standing at 24 per cent trailed by ND at 18 per cent. Ultra nationalist Golden Dawn was third at 6.5 per cent, followed by Elia at 5.5 per cent, the Greek Communist Party (KKE) at 5.5 per cent, To Potami at 5.5 per cent, Independent Greeks at 3 per cent and Democratic Left at 1 per cent. Twenty-one per cent of those participating in the poll were undecided.The survey also showed that 25 per cent of participants felt that SYRIZA was capable of running a successful administration, while 59 per cent of respondents said they didn’t think the opposition party was capable of running the country successfully. Only 24 per cent of poll participants felt that the current coalition government was able to lead Greece to exit the financial crisis.The poll also showed that 18 per cent of citizens believed that measures announced by Prime Minister Antonis Samaras at the Thessaloniki International Fair recently were in the right direction, while 52 per cent felt that the premier’s pledges were nothing new and that the situation would get worse.With regard to pledges voiced by SYRIZA chief Alexis Tsipras at the annual fair, 28 per cent believe they were in the right direction, while 53 per cent said the proposals could not be implemented. Nineteen percent of respondents felt that SYRIZA’s proposals were a step backwards for the country.Forty-six percent of participants believe the current Parliament should elect the next Greek President, while 54 per cent think the House should be dissolved and general elections be held.Source: Ekathimerinilast_img read more

September 21, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greek Foreign Minister George Katrougalos met with Cypriot Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides and Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades in Nicosia on Tuesday. Following the meeting, Mr Katrougalos said that Greece and Cyprus enjoy “brotherly relations” and identical views on their interests.Asked about his upcoming meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Antalya, Mr Katrougalos said that he would “ask to hear more specific views” from Ankara regarding a Cyprus solution. Mr Katrougalos and Mr Christodoulides also looked at Turkey’s entry into the European Union and both men agreed that it was in the interests of both to keep Turkey’s accession talks open.Mr Katrougalos noted that EU entry should be based on the “self-evident condition of respect, on Turkey’s part, of international law and good neighbour relations.”He added that it was in the interests of Turkey, Greece, Cyprus and Europe “that there should not be an anti-European, hostile Turkey on the eastern borders of the EU.”He wants cordial relations.“We are opposed to the cultivation on many sides of a climate of Islamophobia that is contrary to the practice of open societies that Europe has always promoted and contrary to European culture, which has its own values but also respect for the other,” Katrougalos said.Mr Christodoulides added that Cyprus is also opposed the termination of accession negotiations with Turkey.“This will not help either in the solution of the Cyprus problem or what we want to achieve with respect to Turkey: its conversion into a country that respects human rights and the rule of law, that can be close to the EU,” he said.last_img read more

September 20, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgStay on target Officials say a flashing fireball witnessed by drivers and captured on dash cam footage on Saturday night turned out to be a meteor that was picked up on weather radar.Videos captured by stunned witnesses and posted on social media showed the meteor streaking down over the Florida sky at about 11:55 p.m. Saturday night.Can Somebody Explain This! #area51 #ufo #meteor @bbcnews @igersjax @news4jax @abcnews #news #newsjax #shootingstars #jacksonvilleflorida— Jeffrey Cardona (@jeffreycardona1) March 31, 2019The National Weather Service’s Tallahassee office posted a photo on Twitter where the fireball was picked up by the GOES Lightning Mapper (GLM).You might miss it in the loop if you blink, so here’s a still of the flash!— NWS Tallahassee (@NWSTallahassee) March 31, 2019Forecasters noted that the meteor is not the bright line of light extending in a northeast-southwest diagonal line in the map image, but is actually the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it purple dot that briefly flashes in the Panhandle.The National Weather Service’s Charleston, S.C. office also said the light from the fireball over Eridu, Florida, was detected by the GLM.Residents in Georgia also reported seeing the flash.GOES-East Global Lightning Mapper (GLM) detected the released light from the suspected fireball over Eridu, FL at 11:55 PM. #gawx #flwx— NWS Charleston, SC (@NWSCharlestonSC) March 31, 2019Officials said they haven’t received any reports of where the meteor possibly landed or if it broke up in the atmosphere, according to Fox News.Aside from lighting up the sky, the meteor lit up social media with witness accounts.“That meteor thing has me shook,” said one Twitter user. “Who needs sleep?”“Just witnessed a meteor while driving home from Florida… once in a lifetime thing. I am thriving,” posted another.Meteors are when meteoroids enter Earth’s atmosphere at high speed and burn up, NASA said. Scientists estimate that about 48.5 tons (44,000 kilograms) of meteoritic material falls on Earth each day.More on Detects Giant Meteor Explosion Over Bering SeaNASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Reveals Secrets of Saturn’s ‘Ravioli’ MoonsJapan Sends Satellite Into Space to Deliver First Artificial Meteor Shower NASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This WeekendHubble Captures Saturn’s ‘Phonograph Record’ Ring System last_img read more

September 19, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgLUMBERTON, N.C. — Volunteer firefighters drove their military-surplus truck with 4-foot tires into dark floodwaters, after torrents from Hurricane Matthew sent the Lumber River overflowing its banks on North Carolina’s coastal plain.Cruising past a mortuary, grocery and homes in a flooded area of Lumberton, they joined U.S. Marshals and water rescue teams from as far away as New York and New Jersey on Monday. They were focused on rescuing about 1,500 people who were trapped when the river unexpectedly rushed out of its banks, up their stairways and into buildings.The rescue teams returned to work Tuesday across eastern North Carolina as the deluge rolled downstream toward the Atlantic Ocean. At least three rivers were forecast to reach record levels, some not cresting until Friday.The half-dozen men from the nearby town of Rayham spent about 10 hours Monday aboard their truck — usually used for fighting brush fires in this swampy, rural southeast corner of North Carolina. They ferried to safety the people in inflated dinghies or bass boats who met the truck on the neighborhood’s main street.“We’ve got it nowhere near this bad,” said Jimmy Hunt Jr., son of the chief of the volunteer fire department in Rayham.Hurricane Matthew killed more than 500 people in Haiti and at least 26 in the U.S. — more than half of them in North Carolina. At least three people were missing.last_img read more

September 18, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgNapoli manager Carlo Ancelotti believes that his side can aim for the Scudetto this season and – “it’s a dream that comes from what was done last year”.Napoli finished four points behind Juventus under Maurizio Sarri last season, despite setting a club record points total of 91, but Ancelotti thinks they could go all the way this season, according to Football Italia reports.“There are dreams and then there are utopias,” Ancelotti said.“Chasing utopias is risky, the dream comes from what was done last year, falling just a step short with a squad which hasn’t changed.“We’re not lacking much, and that’s what gives us hope.Sacchi explains Sarri, Conte, and Ancelotti Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Arrigo Sacchi talked about how Sarri has a tougher time at Juventus than Conte at Inter; while Ancelotti’s “blood is boiling” at Napoli.Arrigo Sacchi…“What was missing last year, three or four points? We need to look for those points match-by-match and week-by-week, with concentration, application and the group we have.“We’ve changed a few things and we hope to reap the benefits very soon.”Juventus Coach Max Allegri believes the Scudetto winners will need 88 points this season.“I don’t know, there will be more competition at the top with Inter, Milan and Roma, so maybe the Scudetto quota will fall.”last_img read more

September 17, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_img KUSI Newsroom January 5, 2018 The Dow Jones Industrial average cracked the 25,000 mark for the first time ever.It comes barely a month after the Dow hit 24,000 points.KUSI was joined by Brent Wilsey, President of Wilsey Asset Management, with more on what this means for investors and the net worth of Americans. Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Economy FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, Impact of Dow Jones Industrial average cracking 25,000 points Posted: January 5, 2018last_img read more

September 15, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgLearning disability charity Mencap has launched a financial wellbeing programme for its 6,000 employees.The financial wellbeing programme, provided by Neyber, was introduced on 16 April 2017. It features a range of digital and face-to-face initiatives, designed to help employees build financial knowledge and resilience.Employees can attend on-site seminars, or one-to-one clinics, as well access a digital wellbeing hub that offers online tools to support staff with financial planning, savings, pensions and debt management. The wellbeing hub features articles, videos, debt calculators, webinars, and podcasts.Staff also receive a weekly email focused around financial wellbeing, and are able to access low-cost loans direct from their salary.Mira Hohideen (pictured), head of pension and benefits at Mencap, said: “Over the last couple of years, we have introduced a number of voluntary benefits and we are very pleased, working with Neyber, to extend this to offer a financial wellbeing programme. This will be valued by a number of our [employees].”last_img read more

August 27, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_img Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more Related Content News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Technology | Contrast Media | August 05, 2019 Bracco Receives FDA Approval for Varibar Thin Liquid for Oral Suspension Bracco Diagnostics Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for Varibar Thin Liquid (barium… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more Technology | Medical 3-D Printing | February 28, 2017 EchoPixel Announces True 3-D Print Support Suite of software tools built on EchoPixel’s Interactive Virtual Reality technology aim to provide fast, accurate, 3-D models for a wide range of medical procedures February 28, 2017 — EchoPixel recently announced True 3-D print support functionality, a new set of software tools designed to assist physicians using models they create with their 3-D printers built on EchoPixel’s True 3-D Viewer software. The workflows allow medical professionals to visualize and interact with patient-specific anatomy that can be directly converted into 3-D-printed models. This allows professionals to create their models with greater quality and accuracy, and to print right the first time.EchoPixel’s existing True 3-D Viewer software enables physicians to see and interact with medical images the way they would with real, physical objects. The system converts existing DICOM datasets into life-size virtual reality objects, allowing physicians to move, turn, dissect and cut open virtual patient anatomy. The new software tools facilitate seamless transition to printing of 3-D models once a professional has determined the desired anatomy and orientation to print.When supported by EchoPixel’s software tools, 3-D modeling has numerous potential benefits across a range of medical applications. These may include:Improved communication and collaboration among different members of the surgical team, including surgeons and other OR staff;Enhanced pre-operative planning and better interactive understanding of unique anatomy that can be used as a reference during surgery;Mirror-image modeling used for reconstruction templates;Practice on models for surgical residents work hours; andIncreased patient education.“We’re excited to establish 3-D virtual viewing as part of our 3-D program,” said Steve Muyskens, M.D., cardiologist at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas. “Having this technology, in addition to 3-D printing capabilities, allows Cook Children’s cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons to improve the planning of complex procedures and surgeries. We believe this approach will eventually lead to less time in the operating room and fewer complications.”EchoPixel demonstrated its True 3-D Viewer and its Print Support functionality in HP’s booth  at the 2017 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society conference and exhibition (HIMSS 2017), Feb. 19-23 in Orlando, Fla. For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享last_img read more

August 19, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgRelated posts:Liberty Reserve founder gets 20 years in prison for money laundering Costa Rica’s ex-football chief Eduardo Li gets house arrest National Police increase street surveillance ahead of holiday season Costa Rican tourism cop locked up and robbed at police station San José-based film distributor Romaly has launched an initiative to fight online piracy in Costa Rica, which has one of the highest rates of piracy in Latin America.According to statistics from Google, people here every month perform an average of half a million searches for sites to illegaly download movies, music, software, books and other copyrighted content.The country also made the Watch List of the U.S. Trade Representative’s Special 301 Report 2016.  The list of 25 countries is part of the annual review of the state of intellectual property rights protection and enforcement in U.S. trading partners around the world.Alonso Solís, Romaly’s marketing manager, told The Tico Times that the company last month launched an awareness campaign about the economic losses caused by the illegal downloading of protected content, particularly films.The baitThe first stage of the campaign consisted of a new website called Legal Torrents. The site mimics the design of many pages that allow users to illegaly share and download protected content using the BitTorrent protocol. The peer-to-peer protocol is one of the most common for transferring large files such as music or movies.The page’s description says it’s a website to download movie torrents in Costa Rica, and displays links for downloading torrent files of films currently on display or soon to be released at local theaters.The downloaded file works with any torrent client, but instead of the movie, the file downloads a short video consisting of the movie trailer followed by a message about the consequences of movie piracy on the film industry.“Every second of the video you just saw represents the work of a large production crew that worked hard so an audience can watch it at its best quality,” says part of the message users have been viewing over the past month.It also displays an email address and asks the person to contact Romaly about the message they just saw. In return, the company will give every person who contacts them two tickets to watch the movie at a local theater.The company launched the campaign on Feb. 8, the date of the international premiere of the movie Split.“That first day alone, just over 400 people downloaded the file,” Solís said.Romaly also set up a campaign on Google so that search results for illegal downloads of the film linked to its website. The link ranked within the top 10 results of those searches, he said.The company has been adding more links to torrent files of other films, and thousands of people are still downloading them, he said.Next stageSolís noted that the Romaly initiative does not seek to hunt down would-be pirates, and that they are not collecting personal information or compiling a list of people trying to illegally download copyrighted content.He said that their only interest is to raise awareness about the consequences of online piracy through positive reinforcement, such as the free movie tickets.“We also want to remind people that watching a film at a theater is a much better experience than doing it on a computer or a phone screen,” he said.Just a few days shy of the website’s one-month birthday, Solís said that Romaly will use statistics about visitation, downloads and email contacts to evaluate the campaign’s results.The findings will help the company plan a new stage of the campaign where they will add more links and more anti-piracy messages.“We also intend to use the website’s statistics to seek support from film production companies, so we can expand our message,” he said.The campaign already attracted the attention of various groups who advocate for intellectual property in the country, and even from the Legislative Assembly. Solís said Romaly recently received an invitation to participate in a hearing of a Legislative Committee that will discuss a bill to strengthen current copyright laws.He asked that members of the public help spread the word on their social media profiles using the hashtag #TorrentsLegales. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

August 18, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgPHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) – Prime Minister Hun Sen says Cambodia can earn $5 billion a year from tourists by more than doubling foreign visitors to 7 million by 2020.Hun Sen told a tourism seminar Thursday that Cambodia would need to improve the quality of services and infrastructure for tourists and strengthen laws safeguarding them to achieve the goal.He also said police must crack down on the use of guns in public places, especially those frequented by foreigners. Tourism Minister Thong Khon said Cambodia earned nearly $2 billion from 2.88 million foreign tourists last year, and expects 3.2 million foreign visitors this year.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Top Stories Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion projectcenter_img Four benefits of having a wireless security system Sponsored Stories Comments   Share   Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Centerlast_img read more