first_imgLife is made up of love. Period. Full Stop. In the end, there won’t be anything more valuable to you than your closest relationships. The sooner you start behaving that way, the better your life.The story of your life is the story of your relationships.There is no more powerful tool when it comes to influencing other people than truly caring about them. It is unmatched in its power. It cannot be faked.The fastest way to show another person that you care is to listen to them, to give them your full focus and attention.All relationships, whether in business or in life, are built on a foundation of trust. Honor trust, and you honor the relationship. Violate trust and you dishonor the relationship.If you want to accomplish something with your life, do something to help other people. Great or small, it doesn’t matter. If it affects one life, you have made a difference. There is no greater accomplishment than helping another person in need.Relationships require care and feeding. They take an investment of time and energy. You can’t have as many relationships as you would like, and you likely have more than enough.Most relationships die of neglect, complacency, or a violation of trust.We are all more alike than we are different. Most of what divides us is manufactured.Scarcity isn’t real. People that believe that scarcity exists are consumed by fear. Treat them with kindness and compassion.Very few people are truly evil. When they do something that you don’t agree with or understand, it is almost always due to a lack of resourcefulness and a lack of understanding that there are better options. Don’t assume evil intentions where none exist.We touch each other for good or for ill. If you want to be happy, you will build others up instead of tearing them down.You can want something for someone, but until they want it for themselves, you will be miserable trying to convince them to want for themselves what you want for them. You don’t have the right to impose on someone else what you want for them.It is wrong to impose your perceived limits on other people. Support them in living their dreams, even when you think their dreams are crazy.It’s wrong to write people off. If you love them, stand and fight. But when other people make you feel bad about yourself, part as friends and move on with your life.Give other people the same forgiveness that you hope that they will extend to you. It’s likely you need it.If you are frustrated with someone else, it isn’t his or her behavior that is frustrating you. It’s your lack of resourcefulness in dealing with their behavior or it’s that you are investing too much meaning in their behavior.Most of us spend too much time fighting over things that aren’t important and too little time fighting for what is.Leadership is an act of love. It’s the act of serving others and helping them to reach their full potential.The greatest results you will ever achieve you will achieve with and through others. You accomplish more with others than you can ever hope to accomplish alone.Great leaders have muddy boots. They lead from the front. Those who you serve as leader will follow what you do, not what you say.It’s the leader’s job to protect the healthy culture they create from harm. The results you produce as leader are the results of the culture you create.Negativity is the only cancer that is spread by contact. You have to remove the cancer as soon as you identify it, or the healthy culture you create will be lost.Moral authority is far more powerful and effective than formal authority.If you want people to produce results, give them the mission and let them find their own way to complete that mission. Their initiative is more powerful than your directives.There are few things that do as much to make deposits in relationships as saying thank you.It’s a leader’s job to catch people doing things well and visibly praising those behaviors.Be grateful for the gifts you have already been given. There may not be a bigger sin that squandering the gifts with which you have been blessed.The fastest way to claim value is to create it for others. The rewards that flow to you flow to you in direct proportion to the value you create for others.The only permission you need to succeed comes from you. You give yourself the greatest gift when you give yourself permission.Saying “no” to small things is necessary so you can say, “yes” to larger things.Do the most important thing you need to do each day first thing in the morning. It will get done, and the rest of the day will feel like coasting down hill.One of the primary obstacles to success is fear. Mostly fear of failure. You will fail on your journey. Instead of fearing it, expect it, embrace it, and let the lessons you’ve learned improve you.Another major obstacle to success is a failure to do the work. Countless great ideas have died of neglect and inaction. Countless lesser ideas have succeeded through the shear force of effort. Do the work.Another major obstacle to success is discounting the value of your ideas. Your ideas are worth far more than you know. But they are meaningless unless you share them and take action to bring them to life.Success isn’t certain. It isn’t fast. And it isn’t a straight line. But its pursuit is it’s own reward.After caring, the greatest of all human attributes is resourcefulness. There is nothing that man can think of that he can’t bring to life and make reality, given a long enough time line.Everything you do is tied to your identity. Change your identity and you change your results. You need to be the best version of yourself.Most people suffer from having a too small vision of themselves. You’re bigger than your present vision.You will either listen to your inner critic or your inner motivational speaker. The quality of your life and your results will depend on which voice you listen to most often.The only real limits to what you can accomplish are the limits that you set for yourself. You are capable of far more than even you can imagine.Success comes with a price. You can’t have what you want until you pay that price in full. Figure out the price and pay it.Success comes with another price: the price of delayed gratification. To have what you want, you will have to make sacrifices.You capacity to succeed is limited by your capacity to deal with fear, stress, and uncertaintySuccess is incremental. Progress is made over the course of days, the course of weeks, the course of months, the course of years, and the course of a lifetime. And the measure will still be made in the measurement of your relationships. See number 1. 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 Today I turn 45 years old. Here is what I know after 45 trips around the sun.last_img read more


first_imgChief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched the Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme to accelerate agricultural prosperity and to reduce poverty in Odisha on the New Year Eve on Monday. The scheme,announced on December 21, will cover 92% of the cultivators, loanee and non-loanee farmers, sharecroppers and landless agricultural labourers.Mr. Patnaik released the logo and website of the scheme, a list of 21.40 lakh small farmers and a draft farmers’ benefit list of one lakh actual farmers. He urged the Departments of Agriculture, Cooperation and Panchayati Raj to work in mission mode to ensure that not a single farmer was left out in the scheme. To begin with, the farmers will be provided ₹5,000 each to take care of the initial investment for the current Rabi season. In a full year, all the small and marginal farmers will receive ₹10,000 for Kharif and Rabi combined. The final list of all beneficiaries will be prepared in the next phase from the gram panchayat level.The farmers can know about details of the KALIA scheme during the People’s Empowerment – Enabling Transparency and Accountability (PEETHA) camps being organised between January 15 and January 20 at gram panchayat level. The PEETHA camp also will be organised from February 15 to 20 and from March 15 to 20, 2019. The letters about extension of financial assistance to eligible small and marginal farmers will also be handed over during the PEETHA camp.The State level committee, Implementation committee, District level committee and Block level committee have been formed for monitoring and overseeing smooth implementation of the scheme.As regards landless agricultural households, financial assistance of ₹12,500 will be provided to each for agricultural allied activities such as small goat rearing unit, mini-layer unit, duckery units, fishery kits for fisherman, mushroom cultivation and bee-keeping etc.Besides, the vulnerable cultivators/landless agricultural labourers will get financial assistance of ₹10,000 per family per year to enable them to take care of their sustenance.An amount of ₹10,180 crore will be spent under KALIA over a period of three years till 2020-211. Crop loans up to ₹50,000 will henceforth be interest free.Night meal Meanwhile, Mr. Patnaik inaugurated the night meal facility at as many as 54 Aahar centres located near government hospitals across the State. Aahar centres are being run in 76 municipal areas of the State providing noon meal comprising cooked rice and dalma at places of public congregations at ₹5.last_img read more


first_imgAustralian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is expected to sign a Memorandum of Understanding in the field of sports.Amid indications that a nuclear deal could be in the offing, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott arrived here this morning on a two-day India visit during which the two countries would look at ways to deepen strategic ties and strengthen two-way trade and commerce.Prime Minister Abbott landed in the financial capital, his first port of call, on a day-long visit during which he will interact with business leaders and select Indian CEOs.He will also attend the launch of the Australian Government’s New Colombo Plan in India and be present for felicitation of young cricketers by Oz cricket greats Adam Gilchrist and Brett Lee at Cricket Club of India. India’s cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar will also attend the ceremony.Abbott is expected to sign a Memorandum of Understanding in the field of sports but details of the MoU have not been disclosed so far.He will also lay a wreath at the memorial for the victims of 26/11 attacks at Hotel Taj Mahal Palace, one of the scenes of the ghastly terror assault in 2008.A big-ticket item on Abbott’s agenda as he leaves for the national capital in the evening, however, would be a civil nuclear deal with India efforts for which have been underway since 2012 after Labor party reversed its decision to ban the sale of uranium to India because of New Delhi not being a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.advertisement”I am hoping to sign a nuclear co-operation agreement that will enable uranium sales by Australia to India,” he told parliament on the eve of his visit to India.Abbott had said on Tuesday that if Australia was prepared to sell uranium to Russia then “surely we ought to be prepared to provide uranium to India under suitable safeguards”, noting it was a “fully functioning democracy with the rule of law”.India is not a signatory to the NPT, but Abbott has stressed that Australia will ensure adequate bilateral safeguards before any deal is signed.After failure to conclude a civil nuclear deal with Japan during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to that country, if inked, the pact with Australia, which has about a third of the world’s recoverable uranium resources and exports nearly 7,000 tonnes a year, would boost India’s energy sector.Abbott is scheduled to hold talks with top Indian leadership in Delhi including President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tomorrow.A clutch of pacts in areas including mining, finance and education could be signed.After being accorded a ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan in the morning, Abbott will lay wreaths at Rajghat annd India Gate before meeting Prime Minister Modi at Hyderabad House.last_img read more


first_imgMilkha, who won gold in 1958 and 1962 Asian Games, said the fact that no Indian sportsperson had been picked up as ambassador saddened him. “I want to make it clear that I am not against Salman Khan, but the decision of the IOA is wrong and the Government should intervene in the matter. This is for the first time I am seeing a Bollywood hero being made goodwill ambassador for Olympics. I want to ask has Bollywood ever made any sportsperson an ambassador for any of their mega event?” he said. “I want that the decision to name Salman Khan as ambassador should be revised,” he said. The sentiment was echoed by the likes of former hockey star Dhanraj Pillay. “I would like to see a sportspeson as brand ambassador. We have legendary players such as Milkha Singh, P T Usha, Abhinav Bindra. No doubt Salman is one of the best faces of Bollywood and whatever he says sells. But in sports I feel sportperson should be ambassador,” Pillay said. However, Sardar and Mary Kom felt that the Bollywood celebritys mass appeal will help raise awareness about Olympic sports ahead of the Games in Rio de Janeiro in August. “Salman has a huge fan base. He has good views on sports and its a good thing for Indian sports that he has come on board. A lot of people are getting connected to Olympic sports because of him. (But) People are entitled to their views. I respect their opinion,” Sardar said. “It hasnt happened before, its a good thing for the athletes. Its good for us to have a brand ambassador like him,” opined Mary Kom, a bronze-medallist from the 2012 London Olympics. Commonwealth Games gold-medallist discus thrower Krishna Poonia said although an athlete would have been a better choice, Salmans popularity is undeniable. “There is no dearth of athletes in our country. There is P T Usha, Sachin Tendulkar, so many who have done us proud. The public, however, loves filmstars and probably it was thought that it would help popularise Olympic sports. I wish all the luck in his new role,” Poonia said. PTI PM SUN AH AHadvertisementlast_img read more


first_imgMaurizio Sarri says he likes David Luiz’s direct style of communciation and that he is picking up the new style of football quicker than anyone, as he brings him back into the fold at Stamford Bridge.The 31-year-old made only 17 appearances under Antonio Conte last season after falling out with the former head coach, leading him to not making an appearance for the club from February onwards.Luiz had offers from clubs to leave London over the summer and is open about the fact that he would have left had Conte stayed the manager at the club. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Sarri quickly brought him back into the fold and he has started him in every Premier League game so far this season.”Yes, I have to say he is a lot better than a thought,” Sarri told reporters at Stamford Bridge after Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool on Saturday. “A lot better, both as a player and as a man. I don’t know what happened before I arrived, but when I arrived here, immediately I had the feeling that he is a very good player for my way of football because he is a very technical centre back.”Then I appreciated his qualities as a man. He is direct, if he has to say something to the manager, to talk to me. Then he goes directly to me. I don’t know [if Conte didn’t like it] but I like very much the direct people. I like this [communication] very much.”He was a little confused because two seasons ago he was a protagonist then he had six months without playing, he was a little confused. I think he is very able to play my football with his characteristics. He is very able to start the actions from the defensive line. So I think he is very suitable for me.”The Brazil international is highly regarded at Stamford Bridge having helped the club win their first ever Champions League in his first spell at the club and having played over 200 times in the blue shirt.It is clear that Sarri and Luiz have established a good relationship and the centre back returned the compliments to his manager, who has surprised people by keeping Chelsea up near the top of the table after a disappointing fifth-place finish in the league last season.”Sarri is giving us a lot of happiness to play football. We are trying to enjoy,” Luiz told Chelsea TV. “He gives us a lot of confidence. He shows us what he wants. He gives us the details about the game.Willian David Luiz Chelsea“He works hard in every situation. And also as a human he’s a fantastic person. Every single day he says to us ‘you have the best job in the world, so you have to enjoy’. You have to try to do this with a big smile. Many people in the world don’t have this privilege.”Alongside Antonio Rudiger, Luiz has established himself as the first choice centre back and he made a remarkable clearance against Liverpool from Roberto Firmino as his club tried to get a huge win over a key rival. However, ex-Blue Daniel Sturridge scored a stunning long range strike late on to dash those hopes.Nevertheless, Sarri was happy with the defensive efforts of his team and he thinks that Eden Hazard is underrated for the work his does in stoppping the opposition.”I am really very happy with him today,” added Sarri about Hazard. “Especially for the defensive phase, especially for the defensive phase in the second half when the team needed some help from him. I am really very happy. For us, this attitude is important.”We are trying to defend looking at the ball and if we are defending looking at the ball then we need every player to participate in the defensive phase, otherwise it is impossible. So I am really happy with the defensive phase of Eden today.Eden Hazard“I think that we have played very well. We have had five or six chances. I also think Liverpool have had five or six opportunities. We have played against a top level team, so I am disappointed about the result but only because they have scored in the last 10 minutes of the match. I think that the draw was the right result for a wonderful match.”last_img read more


first_imgCaptain Rohit Sharma’s unbeaten 56 guided Mumbai Indians (MI) to a five-wicket victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in a thrilling Indian Premier League encounter on Monday.Rohit, who slammed six boundaries and one six in his 37-ball knock, and Jos Buttler (33) were the major contributors in Mumbai’s cause.With the win at the Wankhede, Mumbai moved to the top of the points table with eight wins out of 10 games fetching them 16 points. On the other hand, Bangalore have lost eight matches and are now decidedly out of the play-off race.Rohit lauded his team after the “clinical” performance and said Mumbai Indians want to be “ruthless” in their approach.”Overall clinical performance. We bowled and batted pretty well. We won it in the last over, but I will take that win.”We want to finish on top. We want to be ruthless in our approach. The tournament doesn’t end here. We have to stick together and play as well as a team which we have done so far,” Rohit said.Rohit, who also completed 4000 runs in the IPL today, said this knock will give him confidence going forward into the tournament.It was Rohit’s second half-century in this edition of the league.”Always good to spend time out in the middle. I am feeling good. It was just a matter of spending time out. I pick my areas and back myself. You get value for your shots. You need not hit the ball hard. Finding the gap is important,” he said.advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgNew Delhi, Sep 10 (PTI) India’s second largest software services firm Infosys said Monday it has signed a three-year partnership with the Australian Open as its official digital innovation partner. Infosys will leverage its expertise in emerging technologies like Big Data and Analytics, Artificial Intelligence as well as Virtual and Augmented Reality, to provide unique, innovative and engaging experiences for fans, Infosys said in a statement. The financial details of the deal were, however, not disclosed. Partnering with Infosys is an exciting next step in our ongoing quest to innovate the Australian Open and engage new audiences across the world,” Craig Tiley, Tournament Director, Australian Open, said. Tennis Australia is the governing body of tennis in Australia, promoting and facilitating participation the sport at all levels, as well as conducting national and international tournaments and events. The partnership is about creating new ways of experiencing the Australian Open, Infosys CEO and Managing Director Salil Parekh said. “We are really excited about the opportunity to showcase how digital technologies can enhance the boundaries of this tournament, to change the way the Australian Open is watched, analysed and played,” he added. PTI SR SHW MRlast_img read more


first_imgCarroll says Newcastle deserved win over Man Utdby Paul Vegas18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAndy Carroll says Newcastle United deserved their win over Manchester United.Debutant Matty Longstaff scored the only goal of the game.Carroll said, “We’re buzzing! I think we deserved it – we were the better team throughout. You couldn’t write Matty’s goal. It’s his first Premier League game alongside his brother against Man United at home and he’s scored the winner. You can’t ask for any better and I’m absolutely delighted for him along with the rest of the lads.“The lads are buzzing for him. Matty’s a great lad who has worked hard. He’s deserved his start today and kept his head down. He’s grafted since I’ve been here and he deserved his chance and taken it with both hands.“I think it just shows what we have got in the squad. It was terrible last week and we’ve bounced straight back. We’ve worked very hard all week in training, and it has shown today as we dominated the game.“It’s important to show what we are about after last week. When you play a top team like (Manchester) United, it’s always going to be a tough game but when you haven’t won at home and you’re struggling, like last week, I think it’s a great win all round.“The morale in the dressing room right now is great and we are buzzing heading into the international break. It’s nice that we can celebrate for a couple of weeks and it eases the pressure on us. It’s good going into the international break with a win rather than a defeat!” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more


first_imgzoom Marin Teknikk AS has entered into a contract with China’s Yantai Raffles Offshore Limited (CIMC Raffles), for design & engineering delivery of a large Well Stimulation Vessel to Norshore, in Sotra, Norway.  MT6028 Well Intervention Vessel will be substantial bigger than this model, MT6022 XL.The vessel will be of the MT6028 design with a complete installation of oil well drilling equipment. MT6028 is an advanced drillship developed for Top-hole drilling, Subsea Construction and Installation.The vessel will have a length of 156,6 meters and a breadth of 28 meters, accommodation for 110 persons, drilling rig with lifting capacity for more than 600 tons plus arrangement for operation of 2 ROV’s (remote controlled subsea robots), for operations down to 3000 meters depth.The vessel is to be built by Yantai Raffles Offshore Limited., in China, and will be ready for delivery 4th quarter 2016. The yard has previous delivered several Semi Submersibles also for Norwegian Ship owners.Marin Teknikk has been cooperating closely with Norshore to create a functional and safe ship, which also follows up the new generation of environment-friendly, modern and advanced multifunctional drilling vessels.The design emphasizes the reduced fuel consumption together with latest environmentally diesel electric technology with reduced exhaust emission, and large cargo capacity on deck and high capacity also below deck. The vessel will be built according to Det Norske Veritas class DnV 1A1 – Ship-Shaped Drilling Unit (N).“We are very pleased to sign this contract”, states Managing Director of Marin Teknikk Svein Rune Gjerde.“This is a project we have been working on for a long time, and clearly shows MT’s strong position in the market of advanced drilling vessels. Marin Teknikk has designed several drill ships, with Norshore Atlantic as the latest one, shortly to be delivered from Batam in Indonesia. Norshore Atlantic is a smaller sized vessel than the new MT6028 design, which will be the third drill ship from Marin Teknikk ”“Marin Teknikk has signed several new contracts recently, and this contract will be a solid contribution to ensure amount of work the coming months. This contract will give us a very good start of the New Year and will secure work activity for 2014 and parts of 2015,” Mr. Teknikk Svein Rune Gjerde concluded.The contract includes an option for three vessels of the same type. Marin Teknikk, January 17, 2014 Print  Close My location 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定last_img read more


first_imgResidents of Port Hood are working on a design plan to expand existing businesses and attract new ones, with support from the provincial, federal and municipal governments. “Port Hood’s business community has shown a commitment to development, and a willingness to work together on a plan of action,” said Economic and Rural Development and Tourism Minister Michel Samson. “When we see this kind of forward thinking and collaboration, the province is ready to be a partner and contribute to economic growth in rural communities.” The project will include a development plan for a facade and streetscape program that builds on the community’s identity of Port Hood by the Sea. “The federal government recognizes that a successful business environment is essential to sustain vibrant communities,” said Rob Moore, Minister of State, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency,(ACOA). “The Port Hood facade program will allow for improvements to the local business community that will help increase tourism revenues and support economic growth in the region for years to come.” The Port Hood and Area Development Society will lead the project. Once complete, the plan is expected to provide the area with a vision of development for the next 15 to 20 years. “Our society is fortunate to have an active board and strong volunteer base that wants to see our community take control of our future,” said project chair Patricia vanZutphen. “We’ve been successful with several initiatives that have created an environment for growth, and we’re confident this will be another success story.” The province will contribute $13,800 towards the $46,000 plan. The government of Canada, through ACOA’s Business Development Program, will contribute $23,000. The Municipality of the County of Inverness, and the society will contribute $5,000 and $4,200 respectively. “With the collaboration of the community and all levels of government, this is certainly a project that Inverness is very excited about,” said Municipality of the County of Inverness Warden Duart MacAulay. “This plan will not only serve our community into the future, it also complements many of our completed projects aimed at developing business opportunities.” Provincial funding for this project comes from the Community Economic Development Fund. For more information visit www.novascotia.ca/econ .last_img read more


first_imgTORONTO – The New York Review of Books has amended a personal essay by disgraced former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi to acknowledge the “serious nature” of the allegations against him, shortly after the editor who oversaw the piece parted ways with the publication.A publicist confirmed Wednesday that Ian Buruma, who was appointed as the top editor at the New York Review of Books in late 2017, no longer works for the publication.Hours after the news broke, the magazine added an editorial note responding to the nearly weeklong controversy over the piece, which sparked online backlash from those who argued Ghomeshi shouldn’t have been given such a prestigious platform.The circumstances of Buruma’s departure are unclear. The magazine declined further comment.Ghomeshi was acquitted in March 2016 of four counts of sexual assault and one count of choking involving three complainants. In May 2016, he apologized to a fourth complainant and signed a peace bond that saw another count of sexual assault withdrawn.In the essay, titled “Reflections from a Hashtag” and published online Friday, Ghomeshi opines about his post-trial life as a “poster boy” for bad male behaviour. He expressed remorse about the way he once treated people in his life, but continued to dispute the accusations against him.Critics swiftly denounced the piece as a self-serving bid for public rehabilitation. They said Ghomeshi’s account downplayed the severity of the scandal, and questioned whether the piece had been properly fact-checked.On Wednesday, the magazine added an editorial note clarifying several details about the allegations against Ghomeshi, how they emerged and the legal proceedings that followed.“The following article, which has provoked much criticism, should have included acknowledgment of the serious nature and number of allegations that had been made against the writer,” the note reads, adding that “substantial space” will be devoted to letters responding to the piece in the magazine’s next issue.Shortly after the essay was first posted Friday, Buruma defended his editorial judgement in an interview with the online publication Slate, saying Ghomeshi provided an “angle on an issue that is clearly very important and that I felt had not been exposed very much.”Buruma said he was not in a position to know the exact nature of Ghomeshi’s alleged actions, nor was it really his “concern,” given that he was acquitted in court.“All I know is that he was acquitted and he is now subject to public opprobrium and is a sort of persona non grata in consequence,” he told the Slate interviewer.“The interest in the article for me is what it feels like in that position and what we should think about.”last_img read more


Rabat – Morocco will take part in the 82nd edition of the MICAM, a key event in the footwear industry world-wide, to be held in Milan on Sep 3-6, Morocco’s trade promotion agency (Maroc Export) said.Morocco’s participation in the event will help promote the kingdom’s leather products, explore business opportunities and establish various partnerships, the source added.The leather industry is considered as an attractive pole for foreign direct investment and also one of the most dynamic sectors of the industrial fabric in Morocco. The sector achieves a turnover of 4.7 billion dirhams and employs over 21,000 people. More than 1,400 enterprises will attend Micam Shoevent, which attracts a lot of interest among dealers.According to organizers, the 2016 MICAM is more fashionable and glamorous than ever. The spring/summer 2017 collection will be eclectic: a mix of urban grit and romantic folk creating unique looks contaminated by the exotic flavour of the many different cultures of the world’s biggest cities.The event is held twice a year in Milan, the fashion capital, in the modern and functional fair grounds of Rho Fiera. In Spring and Autumn, a sneak-preview of the autumn/winter collections and those for spring/summer of the following year are presented.With MAP read more


WASHINGTON — The momentum that supporters have tried to build for a new North American trade deal has run into some Trump turbulence.The Trump administration had taken steps in recent weeks to work with Democratic and Republican lawmakers to address concerns about the proposed United States-Mexico-Canada agreement.Then President Donald Trump made his threat this past week of a 5% tariff on Mexican imports unless America’s southern neighbour cracked down on Central American migrants trying to cross the U.S. border.The administration had recently committed to meeting with a group of House Democrats to allay their concerns about the trade agreement. That gesture created good will, and as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, described it, put Democrats “on a path to yes.”Now it’s unclear where that path may lead.Kevin Freking, The Associated Press read more


The former Crimes Officer in Charge (OIC) of the Narahenpita police Sumith Perera was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today in connection to the case over the murder of former Sri Lanka National rugger player Wasim Thajudeen.The police said that Sumith Perera was arrested for allegedly concealing evidence related to the murder. Thajudeen was found dead inside his car in Kirulapone on May 17, 2012. (Colombo Gazette)


PHILADELPHIA — A federal appeals court has ruled that Amazon can be sued over a defective product sold by one of its third-party vendors.A Pennsylvania woman sued after a retractable dog leash she bought online snapped and hit her four years ago, leaving her permanently blind in one eye.In a 2-1 decision released last week, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia said Amazon can be classified as a seller in part because it doesn’t allow customers to communicate directly with third-party vendors.The court also said a 1990s federal law governing the publishing of third-party content doesn’t shield Amazon from liability.The dissenting judge called it an “uncharted area of law” and noted that numerous rulings in other states have barred consumers from suing Amazon for liability.The Associated Press read more


The United Nations Security Council held an open debate today on the threat to international security posed by weapons of mass destruction (WMDs), especially if they should pass through black markets and fall into private hands. In the debate that attracted about 50 speakers, Ambassador James Cunningham of the United States said a draft resolution to be adopted in the coming days responded to the growing threat that the proliferation of WMDs and the means to deliver them posed to global security.The 15 April draft of the text, a work in progress, would ask Member States to take precautions, review domestic legislation and adopt new legislation to keep the means of making WMDs away from private sectors, or non-state actors.If non-state actors were able to get such weapons, they could blackmail and threaten entire regions, Mr. Cunningham said. Organizations, such as al-Qaida, which carried out the attacks on the United States on 11 September 2001, had not hidden their desire to acquire WMDs. If such groups got them, they could bring destruction and suffering on an unimaginable scale.Ambassador Gennady Gatilov of the Russian Federation said his government was one of the initiators of the draft resolution because the problem of the proliferation of WMDs was emerging as one of the primary threats to international peace and security.Terrorists would stop at nothing to acquire the components for WMDs. In a previous resolution, the Council had highlighted the close relationship between international terrorism, organized crime and illegal trafficking in chemical, biological and other materials and had begun coordinating international efforts to strengthen a global response, he said.Mr. Gatilov supported the establishment of a Security Council committee to monitor implementation of the eventual resolution. Ambassador Wan Guangya of China, noting that his proposals were already reflected in the latest draft, said the Council meeting would help improve the text for a security environment in which it was vital to strengthen international cooperation and improve the non-proliferation regime to respond effectively to threats of terrorism.To ensure the success of non-proliferation efforts, the text would have to recognize the legitimate right of countries to use such technologies for peaceful purposes, he said.The world was now in an “era of wholesale terrorism,” when the most dangerous technology was becoming available, said Ambassador Jean-Marc de La Sablière of France. The international community could not remain passive.France supported inserting references to disarmament obligations in the preamble of the text and enhancing the monitoring mechanism, he said.Bringing in such issues as disarmament would risk deadlock and treading on the toes of other international disarmament bodies, said Ambassador Adam Thomson of the United Kingdom. The text promoted the strengthening of multilateral treaties and did not rule out future arrangements to deal with any gaps in the international framework. It was about a cooperative approach to tackling non-state actors, he added. read more


While recognizing the right of owners to enjoy their property, the acting UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Haiti, Ross Mountain, recalled that the practice of forced eviction often results in violations of human rights such as the right to life and security of the individual. Following a visit to the Acra 2 camp on 2 March, Mr. Mountain stressed that “these families have suffered intimidation, physical violence and the destruction of their shelters, including through arson.” His visit comes after the eviction of about 1,000 families in Acra 1 and Acra 2 on 17 February. Nearly 350,000 IDPs are estimated to be living in 450 camps, according to a news release issued by the office of the Humanitarian Coordinator. More than 66,000 in 150 camps have been forcefully evicted since July 2010, according to figures cited by the humanitarian community. Another 73,000 are or will face eviction threats this year. “Haitian authorities have the responsibility to promote and protect the rights of all their citizens, including IDPs,” Mr. Mountain stated.Following the visit, he met with the Minister of Human Rights and the Fight against Extreme Poverty, Rose Anne Auguste. The Minister said a judicial inquiry into the forced evictions is ongoing, and security around the most at-risk camps has been strengthened. Haitian President Michel Martelly has condemned forced eviction and launched the 16/6 programme, a project that supports the return and resettlement of displaced persons living in camps, as well as the rehabilitation of the neighbourhoods affected by displacement.Mr. Mountain is also the acting Deputy Special Representative at the UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti, known by its French acronym MINUSTAH. The Mission supports the country’s recovery efforts, including the promotion of stability and security, and strengthening the rule of law, respect for human rights and good governance. read more


← Previous Story Women’s EHF CL 2015/2016 All Star team announced Next Story → HUNGA-ROMANIAN FINAL: Furious CSM Bucharest demolish ZRK Vardar Eight seconds until the end, ŽRK Budućnost had a time-out and attack 7 on 6, but pressing on Cristina Neagu resulted with bad pass to Milena Raičević, which was a start of a big Gyori celebration at “Papl Laszlo Arena” in Budapest. At the end, Gyor beat ex champions 21:20 (11:8) after big battle, but just an average match full of technical mistakes.Montenegrian girls had to chances to score for extra-time in the last minute, but 50 seconds before the final whistle Radmila Petrović missed the whole goal ahead of classy Norwegian goalkeeper Grimsbo, who was one of the heroes of the “green team”, who had a noisy support by the numerous number of fans.The best part of the game for defeat team was the start of the second half, when Dragan Adžić girls made 4:0 series to turnover – 8:11 to 12:11, but Gyor’s defense found the balance and got back in control of the match.PHOTO: gol.mk, Filip Viranovski Gyor handballŽRK Budućnost read more


Gran Canaria is for third consecutive year host of „Champions Cup“, EHF's top Beach Handball championship that gather national BH champions to compete for crowns in both female and male competition.This year's event started on Thursday and 12 teams in each gender play their preliminary group matches (2 groups of six teams) till Saturday noon to win best „starting positions“ for last three „steps“ in competition, from quarterfinals up to the gold medal match! In male competition in Group A, defending champions from Russia, team Ekaterinodar“ from Krasnodar lost against Spanish side „Ciudad de Malaga“ and after winning Danish „HEI Skaering“ won second place. Teams that qualify for quarterfinals in „Group A“ are: Ciudad de Malaga (ESP), Ekaterinodar (RUS), Oroshazi (HUN) and HEI Skaering (DEN).In Group B, which is even more equalised then group A, best ever European club „Detono“ lost 2 matches in group stage and at the end get third position behind Plock (POL) and „V Gaw“ from Portugal and ahead of Torslada HK (SWE). Minden (GER) and Grosseto (ITA) will play phase for places from 9th to 12th.Female competition brought a lot of interesting matches too, and at the end of preliminary phase first four qualified teams are: Szentendrei (HUN), „Deporte y empresa“ (ESP), THSV Camelot HS1 (NED) and Beachqueens (SUI) in Group A and Dubrava (CRO), „Lady bugs“ (HUN), Getasur (ESP) & „2Much 4You“ (POR). After first two quarterfinals „Szentandrei“ and „Dubrava“ quaalified for semifinals that will be played tomorrow.In quarterfinal matches that will be held this afternoon, pairs will be 1A – 4B, 2A – 3B and so on.If you are interesteed to follow live those matches, you can do it on EHF Champions cup Youtube channel on https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6FkWVdzEY0XM8QTmyaiZIDCPdQT3VlqN Beach handball ← Previous Story HSG Wetzlar to keep coaching staff until 2019! Next Story → Germans win thriller in front of 10.400 fans in Zurich read more


first_imgFANCY A TRIP to the movies? Can we recommend The Perils of Pauline, an adventure romp featuring an heiress being pursued for her fortune?Or perhaps popular musical The Rollicking Rajah? Or Daisy Doodad’s Dial, a comedy of errors starring hot new starlet Florence Turner who gets arrested in a face-pulling competition?Not heard of them yet? That’s probably because these are short film reels from 1914, all of which would have been part of a typical cinema programme on that year when war broke out across Europe.There is a rare chance next week to see a schedule of these light-hearted snippets, along with one of Charlie Chaplin’s earliest appearances, sitting cheek-by-jowl with short films of Allied troops at the Front at Christmas, suffragette protests and other news reels from the time.The Irish Film Institute in Dublin will run the programme with a specially commissioned original score by Stephen Horne, beginning next Friday, 1 August (the schedule will pop up here next Monday).The clips were compiled from by the British Film Institute as part of centenary remembrances for the start of World War I. This might give you a taster of what to expect: Source: BFITrailers/YouTubeAll images courtesy BFI/IFIInteractive map shows the 1,000 Limerick soldiers killed in WWI>“Still the battle rages”: Dublin mother’s WWI diary goes online>last_img read more