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Money Monday


first_imgrunning washing machines, dryers, and dishwashers during off-peak hours using fans instead of air conditioners in the summer turning the thermostat down just a few degrees in the winter For more information about free, easy ways to lower your electric bill, refer to nrdc.org/air/energy/genergy.asp.Browse more military personal finance blog posts and webinars by experts.Follow Dr. O’Neill on Twitter!This post was published on the Military Families Learning Network Blog on August 5, 2013. By Barbara O’NeillHow can military families lower their energy costs in on-base housing when they can’t swap out any appliances or change the house itself?Many service members live in on-base housing that cannot be structurally modified, leaving fewer opportunities to lower energy costs compared to an off-base residence. Still, there are strategies to save some money on utility bills. According to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), families could save around $10 every month by simply unplugging seldom-used appliances. Unplugging chargers when not in use and using power strips to turn off televisions, stereos, and home theater equipment can also make a difference. Even when electronic devices are off, they are still consuming electricity while plugged in.Other high-impact energy saving strategies include:last_img read more


You Are Manifesting Your Negative Beliefs


first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now What you believe has a way of manifesting itself in your life.If you believe that cold calling sucks, that it’s miserable work, that it no longer works, and that it is a waste of your time, that belief will become your reality. It doesn’t matter that it isn’t true, and it doesn’t matter that countless salespeople are winning multi-million dollar deals using the phone.You don’t have to believe the opposite. There is an intermediate step you might take. You might try on the belief that cold calling is an acquired skill, that the reason you don’t like it is that you lack that skill, and that by working to change yourself you can change the results you produce through this one effective way of prospecting.Maybe you hold the disempowering belief that selling sucks. You might decide to frame the fact that some prospective clients aren’t interested as too many vendors calling on too few targets (there is some truth to that, I admit), and you might choose to believe that the only people winning are doing so unfairly, that they are doing something illegal or immoral. If you hold these beliefs, I promise you will stack up hundreds of points of evidence to prove your case. But that evidence won’t result in new business.Selling isn’t getting any easier, and it isn’t for the feint of heart. You need real chops in the way of business acumen and situational knowledge. You need confidence in your ability to make a difference. You need the right language to resolve the concerns you hear form your prospects in a way that allows them to say yes.You won’t change the outcomes you are getting in sales (or anything else in life) without first changing your underlying beliefs. If your underlying beliefs are negative, they are automatically disempowering. If your underlying belief is that you are a victim, that “they” are responsible for your results, you won’t do what is necessary to improve.If you want a change in your results, first explore your beliefs. Identify your negative beliefs and work to shed them.Replace your negative beliefs with positive, empowering beliefs.Recognize that your beliefs are what drive your actions, and your actions are what drive your results.Here is the rub, even if you take action in spite of your negative beliefs, your negativity betrays you and you still get poor results.QuestionsWhat negative beliefs do you hold? Think of something you don’t enjoy? What do you believe about it?What negative beliefs have you swapped for positive, empowering beliefs?What disempowering beliefs do you need to shed now?last_img read more


Vijay Mallya’s Guarantees For Debt Were Overvalued, Says CBI


first_imgCBI has claimed that Vijay Mallya’s United Breweries Holdings LtdNSE -4.76 % (UBHL) had furnished corporate guarantees far in excess of the tangible net worth and market capitalisation of the company and is probing why the banks accepted them without ascertaining their real value.  Related Itemslast_img


Into the City


first_imgRestaurant review: TapBe A SportTap is modelled as a sports bar, but if you’re heading over to watch an important game, know that after it’s over, the screen will be rolled away, the projector turned off, and the space will transform into another city rarity – a bar that plays,Restaurant review: TapBe A SportTap is modelled as a sports bar, but if you’re heading over to watch an important game, know that after it’s over, the screen will be rolled away, the projector turned off, and the space will transform into another city rarity – a bar that plays Bollywood tunes.To extend the vibe of the former avatar, there are football-team pennants hanging from the ceiling and a token arcade dart game for patrons to enjoy in the al fresco area. That it’s simulated makes it a safe bet-darts and drinks aren’t exactly the best combination.Said drinks are aren’t inventive, but the staples are satisfactory. The red wine sangria is fruity but not too sweet; the LIIT needed a splash of alcohol, but once the friendly waitstaff obliged, it was potent and perfect. To keep up with stereotypes, enjoy the game with a chilled Tuborg, and if you want to mix things up a little, you can rarely go wrong with classics such as the mojito and cospmopolitan.To cushion the considerable punch of these concoctions, start with a plate of Tap’s Macho Nachos. They live up to their name in both effect and flavour, accompanied by a variety of dips and toppings.In true bar fashion, the establishment’s grub doesn’t quite match the quality of drinks, but makes for a satisfactory meal if you’re trying to sober up before the second innings of your night, and game.From an exhaustive multi-cuisine menu that has Mexican, Indian, Italian and Chinese food on offer, we recommend their Mexican fare, but suggest you steer clear of the Italian dishes.Meal for two Rs 2,500 At Royal Plaza, New Link Road, Andheri Lokhandwala, Andheri WestTel 42634002Timings Noon to 1.30 a.m.By Asmita BakshiadvertisementListingsEvam Standup Tamasha: August 27Lungis are not great for dancing. Everything above Bangalore is North India. Modi is not a wave. And Rajni is the true king. Catch Karthik Kumar, Aravind Subramanian, Naveen Richard, Aswin Rao and Bala Kumaran, who call themselves loudmouths from down South, offer such pearls of wisdom and more.At Experimental Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Nariman PointTel 22824567Timings 7 p.m.Tickets Rs 300, Rs 250 and Rs 200; available at the box office and bookmyshow.com.Mix BagAugust 21 and 22Fashion, jewellery, beauty and wellness products from rising entrepreneurs and stalls showcasing arts and crafts of weavers and artisans from across India are the highlights of Indian Merchants’ Chamber Women Entrepreneurs exhibition.At World Trade Centre, Cuffe ParadeTimings 11 a.m. to p.m.Tel 66387272Jules et JimAugust 20Director Francois Truffaut’s landmark film, Jules et Jim, follows the story of Jules (Oskar Werner) and Jim (Henri Serre) whose friendship faces its toughest test when they both fall for the same girl, Catherine (Jeanne Moreau).At Alliance Francaise de Bombay, Theosophy Hall, 40 New Marine LinesTel 22035993Timings 6.30 p.m.Entry FreeChar… The No-Man’s IslandAugust 29Sourav Sarangi’s documentary follows the fraught life of teenager Rubel, who smuggles rice from India to Bangladesh by crossing the river Ganga. It’s the same river which eroded his home in India when he was just four.At Prithvi House, 20, Janki Kutir, Juhu Church Road, JuhuTel 26149546Timings 7 p.m.Trivial DisastersSeptember 6A man is unable to complete his sentences just when he wants to propose to his girlfriend. A talk show host interviews a serial killer. A man insists his broken kettle is under the warranty period. A son wants to reveal something important to his parents. A wife negotiates with the kidnappers of her husband. These are some of sketches enacted by Kalki Koechlin, Richa Chadda, Purab Kohli and Cyrus Sahukar in this play directed by Atul Kumar and written by Ajay Krishnan.At Sophia Bhabha Auditorium, Sophia College, Bhulabhai Desai Road, Breach CandyTickets From Rs 500Email prachi@showhouseevents.comShakkar Ke Paanch DaaneAugust 26In an hour long monologue, Rajkumar (Kumud Mishra) talks about his unremarkable life in a nondescript village and the five people who have stood out his drab life.At Prithvi Theatre, Juhu Church Road, JuhuTel 26149546Timings 9 p.m.Tickets Rs 150All Things Nice Wine WeekFrom August 25 to 31Oenophiles can avail a flat 30 per cent discount on any bottle of wine from all over the world or indulge in set course menus paired with wine at any of these restaurants: Four Season-Cafe Prato and San Qui, Sofitel Hotel ‘Jyran and Pondicherry Cafe, Trident BKC ‘ Maya and Botticino, Intercontinental Marine Drive-Long & Short and Kabab Corner, Novotel’s Olio, Out of the Blue, Serafina, Pizza Metro Pizza, O-Cha, Le Mangii, Cafe Mangi, Woodside Inn + All Day Bar & Eater, Viccinia, Di Napoli, Busaba in Colaba, The Tasting Room, Bungalow 9, Nico Bombay, Two One Two, Le Pain Quotidien, Olive Bandra, Smoke House Deli, Salt Water Caf, Cheval, Taj President, Grand Hyatt and Taj Land’s End.advertisementSoulmateAugust 20One of India’s leading blues bands, Shillong-based Soulmate return to the city. Rudy Wallang and Tipriti Kharbangar present a sonorous blend of blues-rock, soul, rock ‘n’ roll, funk and R&B.At Blue Frog, Mathuradas Mills Compound, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower ParelTel 61586158Anish SoodSeptember 5Catch one of India’s busiest and biggest dance music artist Anish Sood, who has performed alongside giants such as David Guetta and Steve Aoki. Expect big room bass lines and trademark bootlegs.At Blue Frog, Mathuradas Mills Compound, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel Tel 61586158War HeroesAugust 19 to 22See photographs depicting life and involvement of Indian Soldiers during World War I.At Galerie Max Mueller, Goethe Institut-Max Mueller Bhavan, K Dubash Marg, Kala GhodaTel 22027710Timings 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.Entry FreeLife Of A PhilosopherAugust 22 to September 15On the occasion of Albert Camus’ birth centenary, the Institut Franais and Gallimard edition offer a peek into the writer’s life through exclusive documents, pictures and videos related to his works.At Alliance Francaise de Bombay, Theosophy Hall, 40 New Marine Lines Tel 22035993 Entry Freelast_img read more


Joel Embiid, 76ers pull ahead 2-1 after rout of Raptors


first_imgLATEST STORIES The Sixers just had to survive Leonard.Leonard toyed with Ben Simmons in the third to lead Toronto’s charge back into the game. The Raptors ran Simmons through screens to give Leonard the space he needed to create and bury open jumpers. And when there was no space, Leonard simply bullied his way to the basket. He shoved a right elbow into James Ennis III and spun around him for a two-handed jam. Leonard made all six baskets and scored 14 points in the quarter to cut the deficit to eight points. Kyle Lowry and Danny Green offered little help (20 combined points) and Leonard couldn’t carry the Raptors on his own.“They did a great job scoring. We didn’t,” Leonard said.Leonard scored 33 points, and Siakam added 20.“I think we got outplayed in just about every area we can get outplayed,” Raptors coach Nick Nurse said. “It’s been a while since we’ve seen this team play that way.”The Sixers split the two games in Toronto after a losing streak in the Canadian city that dated to 2012. They returned home to a delirious crowd amped for one of the most crucial games of the Process era.Embiid wore a black Process hoodie to the postgame press conference.“We’ve got a lot more to give and do something special,” Embiid said.Embiid, who missed a game against New Jersey in the last series with a sore left knee, averaged only 14 points and shot 28 percent (7 of 25) from the floor in the first two games and was tied up by Marc Gasol in frustrating fashion. Not in Game 3. Embiid buried a 3 and followed with a sweet spin move on Gasol the next time down that got the Sixers rolling. The franchise center’s sweetest play came when he blocked Leonard’s layup in the lane, hustled back and got the ball in his hands, and connected with Tobias Harris in the corner for a 3. Embiid scored 18 points in the half and pushed the Sixers to a 64-53 lead at the break.TIP-INS Embiid struck a chord when he buried a 3 in the third that stretched Philadelphia’s lead to 12. That was start of a string of plays that got Toronto’s attention. Embiid chased a loose ball and was tripped when Pascal Siakam intentionally stuck out his right leg and sent Philly’s All-Star tumbling to the court. The crowd went wild and Siakam was hit with a flagrant foul. Embiid made both free throws as fans — including some of Philadelphia’s biggest sports stars — serenaded him with chants of “MVP! MVP!”Jimmy Butler, the Game 2 standout, dunked off his own steal and the Sixers had quickly put the game out of reach. Butler had 22 points.Embiid scored another layup and waved his arms and pointed with a smile as wide as the hoop. Embiid went 9 of 18 from the floor and made 12 of 13 free throws.It was moments like this why the 76ers endured the painful Process — the years of tanking seasons for high draft picks, like in 2014 when they drafted Embiid with the No. 3 overall pick.Hall of Famer Allen Iverson and rapper Meek Mill engaged in a lengthy embrace from the courtside seats as the Sixers moved two wins away from their Eastern Conference final appearance since 2001.ADVERTISEMENT Philadelphia took a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series.“When I have fun, my game just changes,” Embiid said. “I’m always told if I don’t smile during the game it means I’m having a bad game or I’m not into it. I know to get my game going, I’ve got to have fun on the court.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsEmbiid also had 10 rebounds, shaking off a pair of passive games and became the driving force on offense the Sixers needed as they chase their first NBA championship since 1983.He made the game his own in the third quarter and helped the Sixers put away a Raptors team badly overmatched outside of Kawhi Leonard. Raptors: Serge Ibaka was hit with a flagrant foul on JJ Redick in the first quarter.76ers: Simmons, an Australian, smacked Kyle Lowry right in the land down under and sent the Raptors guard down and smacking the court in pain. …Greg Monroe (sprained left ankle) and Mike Scott (right foot) played … Phillies slugger Rhys Hoskins, Flyers star James van Riemsdyk and Eagles QB Carson Wentz rang the ceremonial Liberty Bell to start the game.UP NEXTGame 4 is Sunday in Philadelphia.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Celtics president Danny Ainge suffers mild heart attack Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid kicks the ball into the crowd following Game 3 of the team’s second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Toronto Raptors, Thursday, May 2, 2019, in Philadelphia. The 76ers won 116-95. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)PHILADELPHIA — Joel Embiid had knocked the air out of Toronto by the time he punctuated a Game 3 victory with a windmill dunk. Embiid sprinted down the court with his arms stretched out like airplane wings, and the Philadelphia 76ers flying high in the postseason.Embiid refused to get tripped up back in Philly, scoring 33 points and playing to the “MVP!” chants to lead the Sixers to a 116-95 victory over Toronto Raptors on Thursday night.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue MOST READ Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid 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 View commentslast_img read more


Michael Jordan enters the world of esports with mammoth $26 million foray


first_imgWASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 22: U.S. President Barack Obama smiles up at National Basketball Association Hall of Fame member and legendary athlete Michael Jordan before awarding him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House November 22, 2016 in Washington, DC. Obama presented the medal to 19 living and two posthumous pioneers in science, sports, public service, human rights, politics and the arts. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)AdvertisementNBA legend Micahel Jordan stepped into the esports industry recently, funding ownership group aXiomatic, a parent company of Team Liquid. Jordan was a part of $26 million Series C funding, along with co-investor Declaration Capital which is owned by billionaire David Rubenstein.Golden Stae Warriors co-owners Peter Guber and Bruce Karsh, Washington Wizards owner Ted Leonsis and Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik have also invested in the group, which is fast becoming one of the biggest in the field of esports. Team Liquid holds teams in multiple esports titles which includes League of Legends, Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, among many others.“The next generation of sports fans are esports fans,” Leonsis told the press. “Esports is the fastest-growing sector in sports and entertainment, and aXiomatic is at the forefront of that growth. We are thrilled to welcome Michael and David to aXiomatic and look forward to working together on some truly cutting-edge opportunities.” Leonis and Guber co-founded aXiomatic in 2016.Jordan holds the major stake in the NBA team Charlotte Hornets, but this is his first venture into esports. This pattern is increasing, as fifteen NBA teams have mutual ownership or partnership with traditional esports teams. Who doesn’t like some NBA 2K, right? Advertisementlast_img read more


You ain’t seen nothing yet


first_imgMOST READ “At the back of our minds, we haven’t maximized ourselves yet,” Perasol told the Inquirer on the eve of their duel with the Growling Tigers. “But the players understand that they have another opportunity to deliver their best against UST.”Notwithstanding their twice-to-beat advantage, the Maroons are expected to come out strong as they try to topple the Tigers for the first time this season and book a return ticket to the finals opposite unbeaten Ateneo.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceA rubber match, if UST forges one, will be played on Wednesday.UST defeated UP’s star-studded team twice in the elimination round with the Tigers’ latest victory coming on Oct. 16 when they prevailed, 84-78, following Perasol’s return from a two-game suspension. Priority legislation in the 18th Congress What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Rice industry paralysis Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Perasol said his players are entering the duel with the mind-set that they are actually the ones at a disadvantage.“We’re treating it as a knockout game,” said Perasol, whose team enjoyed an 11-day break.“I liked the way we practiced in the last three days. We’ve dissected the last two games against UST and there’s nothing there that says we were just outplayed by UST. There’s nothing in our [losses] against UST that we cannot address. So I think we’re ready for them tomorrow (Sunday).”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics University of the Philippines coach Bo Perasol will be the first to admit that his Fighting Maroons have yet to hit top form even after 14 games in UAAP Season 82.He’s certainly hoping their finest game comes on Sunday as his well-rested UP squad aims for the second finals berth against a resurgent University of Santo Tomas team in the stepladder semifinals before an expected sellout crowd at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Rain or Shine stuns SMBeercenter_img View comments LATEST STORIES Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ Those wins count for nothing as far as UST coach Aldin Ayo is concerned as he considers the Maroons “a different team” now in the Final Four.“All that happened in the elimination round doesn’t mater anymore because they’re a different team and this is the Final Four,” Ayo said following their gutsy 81-71 win over Far Eastern U in the first phase of the stepladder semifinals last Wednesday.“Everyone will be at their best. Everyone will do what it takes to win.”Newly minted Most Valuable Player Soulemane Chabi Yo, who had 25 points against the Tamaraws, will be leading the charge for the rejuvenated Tigers.“When he said he wants to bring a championship to UST, he really means it,” Ayo said of Chabi Yo.ADVERTISEMENT Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’last_img read more


Charlie Strong on Mason Rudolph: ‘He Controls the Game’


first_imgMason Rudolph has been really good this year at doing what Mike Yurcich wants Mason Rudolph to do: Complete a lot of passes and not turn the ball over.Texas coach Charlie Strong has taken notice of Rudolph’s game management.“You know what he does, he does a great job of just managing the offense,” said Strong earlier this week. “You watch that offense, he gets the ball in the right people’s hands. He controls the game. That’s why they’re playing so well right now, because of the job that he’s doing. Just breaking it down, it’s going to be a tough game for us because of the quarterback and what he’s done.”It’s true. Rudolph is among the nation’s best when it comes to completing passes. And against a mediocre (I’m being generous) Texas defense, that number should only go up.#okstate Mason Rudolph enters Saturday with a 68.9% completion rate. Texas has allowed opponents to complete 70.4% of throws (121st in FBS).— Mark Cooper (@mark_cooperjr) September 24, 2015Rudolph is 9th nationally in completion percentage among QBs who have attempted 90 or more throws. If he can continue to control the pace and hit a home run or two (if Yurcich allows him to swing for the fences), then OSU will be in great shape to get its sixth straight win under No. 2.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more


10 months ago​Tottenham star Alli avoids FA punishment for Arsenal gesture


first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Tottenham star Alli avoids FA punishment for Arsenal gestureby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham star Dele Alli will not be punished for a sign he made to Arsenal supporters during his side’s Carabao Cup win last night.Alli netted the second goal of the game and made a gesture to remind the fans of the score.While his gesture could be seen as inflammatory, it was not abusive, which means he will be cut some slack.Sky Sports suggests that no further action will be taken.And the Gunners will not face any action after a supporter was caught on video throwing something at Alli. But that supporter does face criminal action and a stadium ban. last_img


Good Jobs A Step Closer for Windsor


first_imgThe province issued a tender for office space today, Feb. 8, taking another step to bring good jobs to Windsor and locating provincial departments and agencies in communities throughout Nova Scotia. A tender for office space to house the Nova Scotia Tourism Agency is posted on the government procurement site. It will close Feb. 25. “Tourism plays an important role in growing our economy in communities across the province, and Nova Scotians depend on the industry for good jobs and to help keep their communities strong,” said Economic and Rural Development and Tourism Minister Percy Paris. “Windsor is the right location for the Nova Scotia Tourism Agency, and we will continue to move this process forward over the coming months.” Establishing the agency in Windsor will move 34 civil service jobs to the area by the end of this year. Another 125 tourism staff will continue to work at visitor information centres in communities across Nova Scotia. “This is great news for Windsor,” said Mayor Paul Beazley. “This is a tremendous opportunity for the town, and we look forward to the Nova Scotia Tourism Agency having its home here.” The province has committed to look for locations throughout the province for new and consolidated agencies and offices. Last year, the province announced plans for the new Nova Scotia Tourism Agency, a collaboration between industry and government that will build a more innovative and globally competitive approach to tourism. The tender for office space in Windsor can be found at www.gov.ns.ca/tenders/tenders/ns-tenders.aspx.last_img read more


Province Chooses Approach to Build North Sydney New Waterford Health Facilities


first_imgThe province will use a design-build-finance-maintain approach to build new community health centres and new long-term care facilities in North Sydney and New Waterford as part of the CBRM Health Care Redevelopment project. This work will also include a new laundry centre in North Sydney. A consulting firm will be hired in the next few weeks to lead the P-3 process, similar to the QEII New Generation project. This will ensure government is ready to go to tender as quickly as possible once the planning of these new facilities is complete. While the facilities will be built using the design-build-finance-maintain approach, the expanded services will continue to be operated by the Nova Scotia Health Authority. The new emergency department, critical care department and cancer centre at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital announced last month will follow a traditional build approach. A request for proposal for design services for that part of the project was issued on March 27. More details on the new facilities in North Sydney and New Waterford will be announced soon.last_img read more


Jake Gyllenhaal And Anthony Edwards To Attend Words Of War


first_imgThe Headstrong Project will host Words of War in support of comprehensive mental healthcare for military veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan on Wednesday.This presentation of wartime poetry, literature, theater and letters articulate the exuberance and ideals that drive men to war, the thrill and horror of combat, the difficulties of returning home, and the experience of family members worried about their loved one at war. Iconic wartime images will be projected during the presentation.Among those who are expected to take part at the event are Executive Director, Chairman of Headstrong Project, Zach Iscol, Jake Gyllenhaal, Adam Driver, Anthony Edwards, Anna Chlumsky (Veep), Jamie Hector (The Wire), Joanne Tucker (Theatre of War), Jonathan Alpeyrie (photographer) and more.Under the leadership of Zach Iscol, a combat decorated former Marine officer and Iraq veteran of the Battle of Fallujah, and Program Director Dr. Ann Beeder, a leading psychiatric and public health expert, The Headstrong Project has launched a long term project to provide cost-free, stigma-free, and bureaucracy-free mental healthcare to Iraq and Afghanistan veterans with care being delivered at Weill Cornell Medical College.This program brings together leading research scientists and clinicians in PTSD to develop a manual, treatment program, curriculum, and certification program to train, develop, implement, and fund a nationwide network of mental healthcare providers who can treat Iraq and Afghanistan veterans especially in rural areas outside the reach of the VA. Concurrently, through partnerships with Iraq and Afghanistan Veteran Service organizations, Headstrong is recruiting veterans and active duty and reserve service members in need to receive care free of charge.WHEN: Wednesday, May 8, 2013WHERE: IAC HQ 555 West 18th Street, NY 10011Find out more here.last_img read more


Sheryl Crow Named Spokesperson For New Breast Cancer Educational Campaign


first_imgHologic, Inc. announced today that nine-time Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter and breast cancer survivor Sheryl Crow will serve as national spokesperson to educate women about a more accurate mammogram, the Genius 3D MAMMOGRAPHY exam. The Genius exam is the only mammogram proven to reduce unnecessary callbacks by up to 40 percent, and detect 41 percent more invasive cancers than conventional mammography alone.One in every eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime, but if caught early, the five-year survival rate is nearly 100 percent. Crow, a breast cancer survivor marking 10 years since her diagnosis, understands the critical importance of early detection and is committed to ensuring women across the country are educated on the life-saving technologies available to them.“Early detection saves lives — it’s that simple,” said Crow. “Women need to be advocates for their health, and that means getting annual mammograms starting at age 40 and taking advantage of the best, and most accurate, technologies available. I opted for a Genius™ exam because early detection is what saved my life — it’s a woman’s best chance at survival, and it’s a chance we all deserve.”In April, Hologic launched a national campaign, the Better Mammogram Poll, educating women about the benefits of the Genius 3D MAMMOGRAPHY exam — which is proven to detect cancer 15 months earlier than traditional 2D screenings — as well as providing women with tools to easily find local facilities offering the Genius exam. Crow will be an integral part of the campaign, educating women through various media efforts, including a satellite media tour and social media outreach. The campaign will continue through Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2016.“It’s an honor to join forces with such a well-known artist and breast cancer survivor days before National Cancer Survivors Day,” said Pete Valenti, Hologic’s Division President, Breast and Skeletal Health Solutions. “We remain resolute in our commitment to developing innovative new technologies, like the Genius exam, which detects more invasive cancers than conventional mammography, improving a woman’s chance of survival. We look forward to working with Sheryl as we continue to spread the message that early detection saves lives.”As part of the Company’s commitment to helping people survive cancer, Hologic will donate $30,000 to Stand Up To Cancer, a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation focused on raising funds to accelerate the pace of research to get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now. The donation is part of the Company’s larger pledge to make 30 donations of up to $30,000 each during its 30th anniversary year to select non-profit organizations focused on education and healthcare.The Genius 3D MAMMOGRAPHY exam is FDA-approved and available on the Hologic Selenia Dimensions system. Additional information, as well as a locator to find imaging sites offering Genius 3D MAMMOGRAPHY exams, can be found here.last_img read more


Annie Lennox The Rights Of Women And Girls Is Back On The


first_imgAnnie Lennox has blogged about women’s rights following the massive turnout to Women’s Marches around the world.“As a long time passionate and committed advocate for the rights of women and girls, I know full well that it will take a lot more than one single collective march to create sustainable/ logistical transformation when it comes to gender equality and rights,” she wrote. “The core heat seemed to go out of the Women’s Liberation movement decades ago, and only a couple of years ago the word ‘Feminist’ has been more than often a cause for confusion, division and provocation in one way or another… as it still is.
“The good news is that the rights of women and girls is back on the agenda in a BIG way.
“The younger generation of women and men, girls and boys will be the ones to carry the baton and make sure it is guided towards effective long term transformation.
“I’ve always known that the issue is stronger when everyone stands shoulder to shoulder with a shared common goal.
“The word Feminism is like a tree with many branches belonging to the same fundamental roots.
“Human rights… empowerment… justice and respect.”Read Annie’s blog here.last_img read more


TransCanada expands NGTL System export capacity


first_imgCALGARY, A.B. — TransCanada Corp. announced Monday that it will move forward with a proposed $140-million expansion of its NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. System following the completion of an expansion capacity open season in March.TransCanada said that shippers have executed binding agreements for 280 million cubic feet per day of incremental firm delivery service that will commence in November 2021. The company said that the average term of the contracts that were awarded is 22 years. “The successful open season for incremental export capacity demonstrates the significant continued interest of parties in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin to secure access to high-value downstream markets,” said Tracy Robinson, TransCanada’s senior vice-president and general manager, Canadian Gas Pipelines. “TransCanada remains firmly committed to providing our customers timely and reliable access to these markets through appropriate facility expansions and competitive service offerings.”last_img read more


Chowkidar Narendra Modi PM flaunts prefix


first_imgNew Delhi: A day after launching the “Main Bhi Chowkidar (I am a watchman too)” campaign on social media, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday changed the title of his Twitter account to “Chowkidar Narendra Modi”. BJP President Amit Shah followed with “Chowkidar Amit Shah”, and tweeted: “The one who made cleanliness a moral value… he is called Chowkidar #MainBhiChowkidar. Say with all your heart #ChowkidarPhirSe (watchman again).” Shah’s remarks came after senior BJP leaders and Union Ministers Piyush Goyal, J.P. Nadda, Harsh Vardhan and Dharmendra Pradhan followed suit, changing their names similarly on Twitter accounts. On Saturday after Modi launched his party’s “Main Bhi Chowkidar (I am a watchman too)” campaign ahead of the general election that begins in April. He posted a video with the same title on Twitter, saying: “Your Chowkidar is standing firm and serving the nation”. The campaign counters Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s repeated attacks on Modi and his government over various alleged malhandling of economic and defence deals and situations, with the slogan, “Chowkidar Chor Hai (watchman is a thief)”. “Five years ago, chowkidar said he wanted to fight corruption. He said he wanted to make it a ‘Congress-mukt Bharat’. Today, the slogan of ‘Acche Din Aayenge’ has changed to ‘Chowkidar chor hai’,” Gandhi has been repeating at rallies. Gandhi latched on to the word “chowkidar” as Modi during the 2014 Lok Sabha campaigning promised to work as a “chowkidar” to guard people’s money and their trust once elected.last_img read more


Most actively traded companies on the TSX TSX Venture Exchange markets


TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (12,461.24 up 53.55 points):Westaim Corp. (TSX:WED). Insurance. Unchanged at 2.5 cents on 27,541,768 shares. The financial sector advanced 0.36 per cent to 183.52 points.Celtic Exploration Ltd. (TSX:CLT). Oil and gas. Up $8.17, or 45.09 per cent, at $26.29 on 17,699,819 shares. The Calgary-based oil and gas explorer received a friendly takeover offer valued at $3.1 billion from Canadian affiliates of U.S. energy giant Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE:XOM). The total price includes debt and spending obligations that the buyers would assume.Cequence Energy Ltd. (TSX:CQE). Oil and gas. Up 21 cents, or 11.86 per cent, at $1.98 on 6,411,016 shares. The energy sector led all the advancers, rising 1.43 per cent to 266.48 points. The November crude contract inched up three cents US to $92.12 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.Viterra Inc. (TSX:VT). Grain handler. Down six cents, or 0.37 per cent, at $16.05 on 6,215,207 shares.Perseus Mining Ltd. (TSX:PRU). Miner. Up three cents, or 1.08 per cent, at $2.80 on 5,833,525 shares. The metals and mining sector rose 1.40 per cent to 941.01 points.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Transportation equipment. Up six cents, or 1.61 per cent, at $3.79 on 4,604,160 shares.TSX Venture Exchange (1,304 up 4.22 points):Prodigy Gold Inc. (TSXV:PDG). Gold. Unchanged at $1 on 15,489,584 shares. The Vancouver-based company closed at its highest level in four years for a second day in a row. Toronto-based Argonaut Gold (TSX:AR) announced earlier in the week that it will acquire Prodigy for shares and cash in a friendly deal valued at $341 million.Sintana Energy Inc. (TSXV:SNN). Oil and gas exploration. Up 1.5 cents, or 8.11 per cent, at 20 cents on 14,650,249 shares.Companies reporting major news:Penn West Petroleum Ltd. (TSX:PWT). Oil and gas. Up 19 cents, or 1.39 per cent, at $13.85 on 2,393,564 shares. The Calgary-based company agreed in principle to sell $1.3-billion worth of its non-core properties. Penn West will use funds from the sale to repay a portion of the money drawn on its credit facilities.Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (TSX:POT). Fertilizer. Up two cents, or 0.05 per cent, at $41.12 on 2,839,735 shares. Canada’s largest fertilizer producer said delayed sales in China and India will result in a 2012 profit miss. Earnings for the full financial year will fall below even the lowest previous estimate of $2.80 to $3.20 per share. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Oct 17, 2012 5:30 pm MDT Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange markets read more


Stronger protections needed for refugees stateless and displaces – urges UN agency


In a major speech to the UN Refugee Agency’s (UNHCR) Executive Committee, the agency’s Director of International Protection, Volker Türk said first and foremost, those individuals must be “able to enjoy the widest possible array of human rights and fundamental freedoms without discrimination.”While noting that such a focus is “challenging,” Mr. Türk said that it must “permeate all our interactions with persons of concern.”UNHCR’s focus on protection of individuals must be incorporated in every aspect of its work, he said, from providing education to ensuring refugee camps are located away from threatening borders and designed so women do not face dangerous routes to collect water.“To be effective, we need to understand their particular needs, not as homogenous groups, but as individuals with specific backgrounds, aspirations and hopes,” he said. Part of that means providing prompt, quality services, such as care to victims of sexual violence, legal assistance and support for the voluntary return home of refugees or their resettlement to third countries, he said.“It also means advocating for and intervening on behalf of refugees and other persons of concern when they are at risk, for example when in detention or in danger of refoulement,” Mr. Türk said referring to a term for forced returns.The Executive Committee, which Mr. Türk was addressing, began meeting Monday as part of its annual review of policy for the refugee agency. In his overview of the UN agency’s goals, Mr. Türk said the 1951 UN Refugee Convention remained the cornerstone of international refugee law, but new challenges – such as broader migration flows, treacherous crossings of seas and human trafficking – also needed to be addressed through additional channels, including human rights law.“UNHCR is committed to exercising our supervisory role in relation to relevant international treaties,” he said, calling on delegates from some 80 countries in attendance to act in support of the UN agency policy.“Let’s strive to reduce the number of refugees and IDPs in protracted situations further over the next three years through a wide range of creative solutions options,” Mr. Türk urged.Nearly 6.5 million persons, more than half of the refugee population under UNHCR’s mandate, remained trapped in exile for five years or more. Protracted refugee situations are found in 25 countries, according to UN figures.The UNHCR official also called for more efforts to end the problem of stateless people which affects an estimated 10 million people. “Would it not be a major achievement if in a decade from now statelessness was but a faint memory of a bygone era and our mandate rendered redundant?” Mr. Türk asked.The Executive Committee is due to wrap up its annual session tomorrow. read more


Burundi UN Chief welcomes launch of electoral monitoring mission


The UN Electoral Observation Mission (also known by its French acronym MENUB) is headed by the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy, Mr. Cassam Uteem of Mauritius. MENUB is mandated to follow and report on the presidential, parliamentary and local elections in Burundi that are scheduled between May and September 2015. In a note released by his spokesperson, the Secretary-General noted that “peaceful and credible elections are critical for the people of Burundi”. Mr. Ban also said he hoped that all Burundians will seize this opportunity to establish peace and stability in their country.