When You Should Not Interrupt Your Dream Client

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 Henny Penny, that most frightened and frightful of all sales experts, suggests that you should not interrupt your dream client. She says that they are already busy, and that you are harming them by interrupting their day with an outbound attempt to schedule an appointment. Those executives you need to reach are dealing with big matters of great importance.There are clearly some salespeople who have no business interrupting the executive that work in their dream client companies.If you have nothing of value to offer, you should not interrupt your dream client to ask them for an appointment.If you do not have the business acumen or situational knowledge that would make you a peer, someone who can advise them as to how to better their business, then best not to dial their number.If you are calling to tell them about you, your company, your products and services without the ability to tie those things to some initiative that they should be pursuing, stand down.If you are calling to check in, having nothing of any real value to offer and no agenda, then you cannot make an attempt to gain their attention, as you will quickly be identified as a time waster.If none of these things are true, however, you have a right and an obligation to call and interrupt your dream client. If what you have to share is of value to your dream client, then you should make the call. If you have the business acumen and insights to help them move their business forward, by all means call (and do it quickly). If you have ideas that would help them create and capture new opportunities and avoid risks, make that call, value creator.The idea that your dream clients don’t need your help is advice you should dismiss as the malpractice and criminal negligence that it is. The executive level executives within your dream client’s company need partners just like you.Don’t let anyone feed you their fears.last_img read more

Toyota sets the bar high with Innova Crysta

first_imgBe it the high altitude and treacherous passes of Ladakh or smooth tarmac down south, one is bound to see Toyota Innovas’ whistling past. But not just the commercial segment, the Innova has also proved its mettle to be adopted as a private car as well. Not many have been able to achieve this pedigree.However even the loyalists of this people mover have started realising that its getting old and Toyota too have realised the same. As a result here is the brand new Innova Crysta.Projector headlamps (right) illuminate well and they are automatic. The LED strip works as parking lights. (Photo: Nishant Jhamb)ALSO READ:Armed with redi-GO, Datsun all set to take on Renault’s KwidFirst and foremost the Innova sports a completely new design which makes this people mover look very aggressive and masculine. Up front there is a lot of chrome on the grille and to spice up things, the Innova now gets automatic projector headlamps. The large front bumper also gets a housing for the fog lamp and turn indicator.Designers have given equal attention to the rear, as it is here where owners will be seated. (Photo: Nishant Jhamb) In profile the new Crysta looks more muscular thanks to the prominent shoulder line. New 17-inch alloys and chrome plated ORVMs are new too. At the back the tail lamps are all new and also house miniscule fins which designers claim to offer better aerodynamics. Dimensions reveal that the new Crysta is longer, wider and taller than the outgoing model. The wheelbase though remains the same.advertisementThe 2.8-litre engine (right) is available with a 6-speed auto. (Photo: Nishant Jhamb) The world of change though is evident once you step in. The dash is new and features faux wood panelling. The two-tier centre console houses the 4.2-inch touchscreen LCD which offers all the info apart from taking on entertainment chores. The controls for the climate control system sits on the second tier and is easy to reach. On the passenger side, there are a couple of glove boxes and foldable cup holders are positioned in front of the air-con vents. The instrument panel is comprehensive and also beams info from the sat-nav. The multifunction steering wheel also houses switches for the cruise control.ALSO READ:Ducati 959 Panigale is a stealBoot offers ample space even with the third row up. Note three headrests for the third row. The middle headrest hinders rear view though. (Photo: Nishant Jhamb) While quality has been maintained on most parts, certain plastic parts do look cheap and are noisy to operate. The seats are large and comfortable too. Toyota realises that the rear is where the owner is going to be most of the time and hence equal importance has been given to this space. There is a false-ceiling like creation and adding up to the whole living room aura is the mood lighting. Controls for the air-con are also provided here along with a digital readout. The seats are comfortable and come complete with arm rests and individual picnic tables and cup holders.The third row is revamped too and can now seat three. However it is still a squeeze. Folding the middle-row captain seats is easy now, thanks to the hydraulically-assisted folding mechanism with one-touch operation.The overall design looks upmarket and there are plenty of storage spaces strewn around the dash and console. (Photo: Nishant Jhamb)Toyota is offering the Crysta with a choice of engines. There is the 2.4-litre diesel which will only be available with a 5-speed manual and then there is the 2.8-litre diesel which is mated to a new 6-speed automatic (this is the first time the Innova will come with an auto). Both the variants come with Eco and Power modes which operate via remapping the ECU.ALSO READ:Another new SUV joins the Mercedes-Benz India line-upClimate control system is operated via controls mounted on the second tier. (Photo: Nishant Jhamb) At start up the 2.4 wakes up in relative silence. The NVH package has been upped to ensure comfort of occupants and this is glaring once the Crysta gets moving. The new engine feels free-revving an even with speeds reaching three digits, the Crysta does not feel restrained as was the case in the older car. The gearbox too is slicker and the lever is shorter.However the party piece of the Crysta lies in the Eco and Power modes. In Eco, the engine is tuned to offer max efficiency. Even the level of air-con cooling is restrained and blower speed is kept low along with restrictions on temperature setting.advertisementComprehensive IP. (Photo: Nishant Jhamb)The car also does not feel very pokey. But put it in Power and all that changes with a clear change in attitude. The Crysta now wants to take on faster metal on the road and in spite of being in higher gears, the torque kicks in allowing it to take off faster thus making overtaking easier. However all this vigour is sure to take a toll on the efficiency which according to ARAI is 15kmpl.A living room like aura is created thanks to the panelling and mood lighting. (Photo: Nishant Jhamb)ALSO READ:Triumph Thruxton R is a cafer for todayThe 2.8 version is more for those who prefer to drive their own Crystas. The engine feels prominently more powerful and gains momentum more easily. It also feels marginally more refined too. The gearbox on the other hand shifts up and down with ease but one does feel the shifts. There also a manual mode to play with.4.2-inch touchscreen controls nav and other functions. (Photo: Nishant Jhamb) In Eco again, the box shifts up as fast as possible to the most efficient gear and in Power it holds the revs to allow for some spirited driving. However the change in power delivery is not as prominent as the manual version.Twin picnic tables and plenty of cupholders all around. (Photo: Nishant Jhamb) The steering feels well weighted and takes off the effort of driving. This helps while taking corners which again thanks to the well tuned suspension is dealt with minimal body roll. When it comes to ride quality the Innova is better when loaded.Twin picnic tables and plenty of cupholders all around. (Photo: Nishant Jhamb)ALSO READ:Mercedes Benz A-Class facelift has got the added chopsLast but not the least it is apt to mention here that the new Crysta will be offered with an array of seven airbags which include driver and front passenger, driver knee, front side and curtain airbags. However these will only be available in the top variants.With these interiors, the crysta is fit for both driver and driven. it takes the mpv arena to a new level of comfort and safety. (Photo: Nishant Jhamb) Verdict There is little to doubt the reliability and performance of the Innova. But the current version was showing its age. The new one though feels like a young gun. We especially liked the new interiors and seats which are very comfortable. Then there are the numerous luxury features which add to make the Crysta an upmarket MPV.The two engines are also well tuned and offer ample performance. The Eco and Power modes further enhance the driving experience. The addition of the automatic variant should further strengthen the Innova’s grip in the market.ALSO READ: Volvo S60 Cross Country: Breaking traditionsBut if we were to nitpick, certain plastic parts look cheap and don’t gel well with the overall theme. advertisementlast_img read more

ICC Champions Trophy: Sarfraz Ahmed concerned with Pakistan’s ‘soft dismissals’ ahead of England clash

first_imgPakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed feels that his side’s soft dismissals, especially that of the middle order batsmen, are an area of concern going into the semifinals of the Champions Trophy against England to be played on Wednesday at the Sophia Gardens.In what was a do-or-die match against Sri Lanka, Pakistan were left wanting despite a promising start from Fakhar Zaman. The young opener, who in his debut against South Africa had scored 31 off 23 balls, followed it up with a 35-ball 50 against Sri Lanka.Pakistan made a great start to their innings with openers Azhar Ali (34) and Fakhar Zaman (50) stitching a crucial 75-run stand to provide their side to lay the platform.However, Pakistan lost their next three batsmen in quick successions – Babar Azam (10), Mohammad Hafeez (1) and Shoaib Malik (11), who was playing his 250th ODI game.Imad Wasim and Fahim Ashraf also got out cheaply for 4 and 15 runs respectively and it looked unlikely for Pakistan to cross the line after being reduced to 162-7.But Sri Lanka’s disintegrated fielding in the last 45 minutes with couple of dropped catches and Sarfraz’s subsequent half-century saw Pakistan book their place in the semi-finals.”If you look at the game we started well but after Fakhar Zaman got out we lost the momentum and then most of our dismissals were soft which definitely is an area of concern for us,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Sarfraz as saying in the post-match press conference.”We will sit tomorrow and talk about this and hopefully we will recover from this.”advertisement”After the way we started we could have finished this game with six or seven wickets in hand but those dismissals really dented us. We should have won by a good margin but a win is a win. Yes, we need to sit and talk about it and realise that if we are settled then we should take the game to the end rather than leave it for the upcoming batsmen,” he added.The wicketkeeper-batsman, who scored an unbeaten 61-run knock off 79 balls against Sri Lanka, also promised that Pakistan would play “positive” cricket against England in the semi-finals.It should be noted that Pakistan conceded the world record ODI total of 444 for 3 against England at Trent Bridge last year. That ODI series ended in a 1-4 drubbing but the lone Pakistan victory did come in Cardiff as they chased down 303 in which Sarfraz made 90.”We chased down 300-plus runs and that is a good memory,” he said.”We have to play positive cricket as England have been playing positive cricket in the last two years. Obviously we have to play hard and we will try to replicate our last year performance to win them again in Cardiff. If you’re playing a world class team you play more positive cricket. So will definitely do that against England,” he added.last_img read more

Asian Para Games 2018: Harvinder Singh wins gold in archery

first_imgArcher Harvinder Singh notched up the men’s individual recurve gold at the Asian Para-Games in Jakarta on Wednesday.Harvinder defeated China’s Zhao Lixue 6-0 in the W2/ST category final to claim the top honours and take India’s gold tally to seven.The W2 category of impairment covers athletes with paraplegia, diplegia or double leg amputation below the knee, requiring wheelchair. The ST category is for archers with limited impairment and who may take aim without having to need a wheelchair.Gold for #China’s Wu Chunyan and #India’s Harvinder Singh in the women’s and men’s recurve open. Both countries are performing strongly at @asianparalympic @asianpg2018 #AsianParaGames pic.twitter.com/hXposxoSIcAsian Paralympic (@asianparalympic) October 10, 2018India’s track-and-field athletes added a silver and a bronze to India’s tally. Monu Ghangas claimed the silver in the men’s discus throw F11 category, while Mohammed Yasser fetched a bronze in the men’s shot put F46 category.In the track and field events, Ghangas claimed his silver with a throw of 35.89m, an effort which he managed in his third attempt.He finished behind Iran’s Olad Mahdi, who came up with a new Asian as well as Games record throw of 42.37m.The F11 category deals with visual impairment.In shot put, Yasser’s throw of 14.22m got him the bronze behind Kazakhstan’s Mansurbayev Ravil (14.66m).The gold in this event went to China’s Wei Enlong, who established a new Games record with an effort of 15.67m.The F46 category of disability covers upper limb deficiency, impaired muscle power or impaired range of movement.advertisement(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

Mourinho: I won’t retire at United

first_imgJosé Mourinho Mourinho: I’m sure I won’t retire at Man Utd Ryan Benson Last updated 2 years ago 19:48 10/15/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) jose mourinho - cropped Getty Images José Mourinho Manchester United Barcelona Premier League Primera División Guardiola Paul Pogba The Portuguese admitted he expects to move on from Old Trafford in the future despite reports stating the club will offer him a new contract Jose Mourinho has revealed he is sure he will not end his managerial career with Manchester United because he still has ambitions for new experiences.The Portuguese coach is in his second season at United after signing a three-year deal in 2016 and they look set to make a big improvement on their Premier League campaign from last year, sitting second in the table after eight games.17/4 for Huddersfield & Utd to draw Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. With United starting the season so well, there have been suggestions in the media that Mourinho is set to be offered a contract extension, as the club are reportedly wary of letting him enter the final year of his deal without his future decided.Mourinho said in September that he is eager to stay for “many years”, but United fans hopeful of him potentially settling in like Alex Ferguson – who managed the club for 26 years – are likely to be disappointed.He told Telefoot: “The only thing I can say is that I am still a coach with worries, ambitions, desires to do new things.”I’m sure I will not finish my career here [in Manchester].”Mourinho went on to reserve special praise for crocked midfielder Paul Pogba, whom he believes has the potential to be an all-time great.”He can make football history,” Mourinho said. “He has talent. “We have the balance in midfield to occupy space better [this season]. [Partnered] with Matuidi [in the France team], I think he isn’t happy.”The Portuguese coach then touched on his relationship with Pep Guardiola, who is said to have been given the Barcelona job ahead of Mourinho in 2008, with the Portuguese coach hinting that one day he will let the “truth” out.”Maybe one day I can tell the truth,” Mourinho said. “These are things of my career that I want to keep with me.”last_img read more

Report: MLS All-Stars 0-3 Atletico

first_imgMarcos Llorente, Joao Felix and Diego Costa were the difference as LaLiga outfit Atletico Madrid beat the MLS All-Stars 3-0 in Orlando on Wednesday.Llorente put Atletico ahead prior to half-time before substitutes Joao Felix and Diego Costa helped preserve the team’s unbeaten pre-season.After lightning delayed kick-off at Exploria Stadium, Atletico came out and won an evenly contested fixture thanks to midfielder Llorente, who latched onto a Rodrigo Riquelme backheel before finding the back of the net. Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Big-money signing Joao Felix then added a second in the 85th minute after Nick Rimando failed to deal with the Atletico sensation’s shot from outside the penalty area, while Costa made it 3-0 deep into stoppage time.The All-Star team was headlined by plenty of star power, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Wayne Rooney, Nani and Carlos Vela all in the starting XI, while Bastian Schweinsteiger was on the bench. @marcosllorente & Riquelme  ¡Gran jugada y golazo!#AúpaAtleti #AtletiSummerTour #MLSAllstar pic.twitter.com/Z0v8fFJXlv— Atlético de Madrid (@Atleti) August 1, 2019Atletico named the likes of Joao Felix, Costa, Koke, Saul Niguez, Thomas Lemar and Jan Oblak among the substitutes following their incredible 7-3 demolition of Real Madrid last week.And the absence of Atletico’s stars contributed to a first half with clear-cut opportunities few and far between in Orlando.Brad Guzan made a decent save in the 15th minute, getting down low to deny Atletico’s Carlos Isaac from distance.Rooney almost opened the scoring for the All-Stars with a ferocious long-range effort that fizzed just over the crossbar approaching the half-hour mark..@WayneRooney inches from adding to the fireworks here in Orlando. #MLSAllStar Game pres. by @Targetpic.twitter.com/zhMc7blDfe— Major League Soccer (@MLS) August 1, 2019Atletico managed to break the deadlock two minutes prior to half-time when Riquelme’s stunning backheel played in Llorente, who finished past substitute keeper Andre Blake.There were a host of changes before and after half-time, and the All-Stars had two decent opportunities to restore parity inside nine minutes of the restart.Diego Rossi’s volley flashed just wide of the post and into the side-netting, while Nicolas Lodeiro was denied by the onrushing Atletico goalkeeper Antonio Adan in the 54th minute.Space opened for Gonzalez Martinez in the centre of the penalty area but he side-footed over the bar with 12 minutes remaining and the All-Stars continued to press as Ezequiel Barco’s free-kick was pushed away by Oblak.Joao Felix then put the result beyond doubt thanks to some help from Rimando, who failed to keep out the 19-year-old’s strike, before the Portuguese star set up Costa for Atletico’s third in the 93rd minute. read morelast_img read more

Education Minister Hails Teachers

first_imgMinister of Education, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites, has hailed the nation’s teachers, noting that they are making an indelible contribution to nation building.He was addressing the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) Golden Torch Award for Service to Education, held on Thursday, July 4, at the Sunset Jamaica Grand Resort and Spa in Ocho Rios, St. Ann.Highlighting the contribution of the teachers, the Education Minister stated that a number of policy prescriptions would not have been successfully implemented without the role of educators, stating that the nation owes them a debt of gratitude.“We recall the teachers’ role in the opening up of secondary education to the children of the poor with Common Entrance in 1957; in the expansion of secondary schools in the 1960’s with the junior secondary schools; with the free education in the 1970’s; and we cannot lose sight of the hope they brought to the youngsters, with HEART skills training during the 1980’s, and indeed, the ongoing process of transformation, which must be strengthened and advanced in our age,” he stated.Rev. Thwaites lauded the 450 Golden Torch awardees, who have given a combined 15,750 years of service to the nurturing and upbringing of Jamaica’s youth.“I salute the …teachers being honoured this year, not only on my own part but also on behalf of all those who work in the Ministry of Education. You … are some of those whom our National Heroes made reference to so many years ago,” Rev. Thwaites said.The Education Minister had special commendation for the male teachers and urged education stakeholders “to discuss ways in which we can encourage more male teachers in our classrooms (because) fatherhood is an important element in the growth of every child.”“The truth is that many of our families do not incorporate and involve an active father and having men, who can mold not only our boys, but also our girls into developing as responsible youngsters and eventually adults, must become a major priority of our social system and indeed, of our school activity,” he added.Contact: Glenis A. Roselast_img read more

Le guide 2008 Du rêve à laventure est maintenant disponible

first_imgNous avons commencé l’envoi du guide de voyage de la Nouvelle-Écosse, Du rêve à l’aventure, version 2008, à des visiteurs potentiels partout dans le monde. Le guide de 384 pages contient des renseignements sur environ 3000 lieux d’hébergement et terrains de camping, restaurants, musées, attractions, organisateurs d’activités de plein air et d’aventure, festivals, manifestations et voyagistes. Cette année, la page couverture est consacrée à Peggy’s Cove. « Le guide de voyage de 2008 présente aux gens un nombre incalculable de façons de faire l’expérience de la Nouvelle-Écosse », a déclaré le ministre du Tourisme, de la Culture et du Patrimoine, Bill Dooks. « Le guide contribuera à promouvoir la province comme destination de vacances unique, qui a quelque chose à offrir à tout le monde à longueur d’année. » Le guide arbore le nouveau logo du tourisme néo-écossais et la marque rafraîchie lancés en novembre 2007. La marque témoigne du charme des vieux pays, du pouls du nouveau monde, de notre culture maritime et de notre population chaleureuse et vraie. En réponse aux demandes d’intérêts générées par les campagnes publicitaire et à celles qui nous sont parvenues par l’entremise du service de réservations et d’information touristique de la Nouvelle-Écosse, du courrier électronique et de notre site Web, nous acheminerons 350 000 exemplaires du guide en anglais et 55 000 exemplaire du guide en français. Les exemplaires en français seront prêts au début du mois d’avril. Les guides sont également distribués aux agences de voyage, aux voyagistes, aux salons professionnels, aux médias touristiques ainsi qu’aux bureaux d’information touristique. Les visiteurs auront plus de facilité à planifier leurs vacances et à trouver des expériences uniques grâce aux nouvelles régions touristiques décrites dans le guide 2008 Du rêve à l’aventure et d’autres documents promotionnels. Les six associations régionales de l’industrie touristique de la Nouvelle-Écosse ont fourni des renseignements sur les nouvelles régions et la façon dont elles sont présentées dans le guide. « Dans son format amélioré, le nouveau guide Du rêve à l’aventure présente ce que chaque région a de meilleur à offrir et utilise les noms régionaux dont se sert la population », a déclaré Madonna Spinazola, directrice générale de Destination South West Nova Scotia. « Les éléments modifiés contribueront à établir pour nos visiteurs les liens entre ce qu’il y a à voir et facilitera pour eux l’obtention de renseignements sur les endroits qu’ils veulent visiter. » Pour obtenir des exemplaires du guide, composez le 1-800-565-0000, allez à www.nouvelle-ecosse.com ou présentez-vous aux bureaux provinciaux d’information touristiques à Amherst, à l’Aéroport international Stanfield d’Halifax et sur le front de mer d’Halifax.last_img read more

New charges laid against Montreal man accused in death of newborn

first_imgMONTREAL – New charges have been laid against a Montreal man already accused of first-degree murder in the death of a newborn baby whose pregnant mother was stabbed.Sofiane Ghazi was charged last month with murder as well as attempted murder after he allegedly stabbed his partner, who was eight months pregnant.The baby died in hospital shortly after being delivered by emergency C-section following the attack.The Crown says Ghazi was charged Friday with assault and criminal harassment stemming from incidents that allegedly involved the pregnant woman.The 37-year-old Ghazi has been in custody since July 24 and has been ordered to not contact his spouse, his mother-in-law or his children.He also faces various other charges including vehicle theft, uttering threats, armed robbery and breaking his conditions.last_img read more

Harlem Globetrotters Show Off Their GOATees On Giving Tuesday

first_imgThe Harlem Globetrotters did much more than just talk about #GivingTuesday this week – several players donated their faces to charity by taking part in the Christian humanitarian agency World Vision’s “#GOATee for a Good Cause” campaign.World Vision and Harlem Globetrotter’s Goatee for a Good Cause CampaignOver the past month, five iconic players and the Globetrotters’ CEO, Kurt Schneider, each grew a #GOATee to raise awareness about how goats and other livestock gifts can help break the cycle of poverty in developing countries. As part of Giving Tuesday – a national day devoted to charitable giving – they debuted their stylish stubble on Twitter (@Globies and @WorldVisionUSA) and are encouraging fans to take part in the campaign by gifting a goat in World Vision’s 2015 Gift Catalog to a child in need.Why a #GOATee for a goat? 
”Being a part of something bigger than yourself is not easy when you’re 6’8″ and 225 pounds,” says Globetrotter’s star Zeus McClurkin. “By doing something as basic as not shaving for a month, I’m helping World Vision bring awareness to how a healthy goat can provide lifesaving nutrients and a lasting income for a family in need. Fans have noticed my new look, which is exciting because it gives me a chance to explain how they can share big dreams with a child through a simple gift.”Recent scientific studies show livestock aid is successful in giving the extremely poor a large and lasting economic boost out of poverty. That’s just one reason goats are the most popular item every year in World Vision’s Gift Catalog. For a donation of $75 just one goat can: • Nourish a hungry family with up to 16 cups of milk a day • Provide a source of income for families to sell surplus milk, cheese and yogurt which can be used to buy needed medical or school supplies • Supply valuable fertilizer to help crops and vegetable gardens thrive • Produce up two offspring a year, which can be shared with neighbors to lift an entire community out of povertyGoats are just one way to give back this holiday season. World Vision’s Gift Catalog features over 100 other life-saving gifts that can be donated in a loved one’s name this holiday season. Shoppers can also choose to send a personalized card describing the gift and its impact. You don’t have to spend a fortune to bring about tremendous social change. Gifts in the catalog range from $16 (the price of an average t-shirt) to $39,000. In fiscal year 2015 alone, more than 122,000 donors gave more than 297,000 items from the Gift Catalog helping more than 650,000 people around the world.To find out more about World Vision’s Gift Catalog, visit www.worldvisiongifts.org or call 1-855-WV-GIFTS.last_img read more

WILL GRACE CASTS DEMI LOVATO IN MYSTERIOUS ROLE OPPOSITE ERIC MCCORMACK

first_imgDemi Lovato (Shutterstock, Courtesy of NBC) Advertisement Facebook DEMI LOVATO ANNOUNCES RETURN TO ACTING IN NEW ‘WILL & GRACE’ ROLEShe’s back. Demi Lovato announced her return to acting in a mysterious role for the new season of Will & Grace.The “Sorry Not Sorry” singer, 27, took to her Instagram on Tuesday, August 27, to reveal that she will star on season 11 of the Emmy-winning sitcom. NBC confirmed to Us Weekly that the former Disney Channel star will play Jenny, a guarded woman who comes into the life of Will (Eric McCormack) in an unexpected way. Lovato will appear in three episodes sometime in 2020, when the next season airs. READ MORE WILL & GRACE CASTS DEMI LOVATO IN MYSTERIOUS ROLE OPPOSITE ERIC MCCORMACKLook who’s coming to play with TV’s favorite platonic couple?EW has learned that Demi Lovato has been cast as a guest star in the upcoming season of NBC’s Will & Grace. The singer-actress will play the role of Jenny, a guarded gal who comes into the life of Will (Eric McCormack) in an unexpected way.Lovato will appear in three episodes sometime in 2020, when the third season is expected to air as part of NBC’s midseason lineup. READ MORE LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter Login/Register With: Advertisement DEMI LOVATO JOINS WILL & GRACE’S FINAL SEASON: WHAT’S HER CONNECTION TO WILL?Will & Grace‘s newest addition comes with a side of mystery. Demi Lovato will appear in three episodes of the NBC revival’s final season, EW reports, though the details surrounding her character are a bit foggy.All we know about Lovato’s “guarded” character Jenny is that she enters Will’s life in an “unexpected way.” READ MORE Advertisementlast_img read more

Hurricane Irene killed two in Haiti and flooded farmland UN reports

Nearly 1,000 people were evacuated to emergency centres, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) spokesperson Emmanuelle Schneider said in an update on the situation, citing local officials.All alerts for Haiti have now been lifted in connection with the hurricane, which saw the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) mobilize some its 12,000 uniformed personnel in preparation for any emergency. The storm has since battered the Bahamas and is now headed towards the United States.The UN has more than 100,000 tents and tarpaulins in readiness in Haiti, enough food in reserve to feed 500,000 people for a month, and a 30-day supply of medical kits for 10,000 people in the event of a crisis in a country that is still struggling to recover from last year’s devastating earthquake, which killed more than 200,000 people and displaced 2.3 million others.The situation was further compounded by last November’s Hurricane Tomas, which caused widespread flooding, unleashing a cholera epidemic that killed hundreds and infected some 20,000 people. MINUSTAH has been in the country since mid-2004 after then president Jean-Bertrand Aristide went into exile amid violent unrest. 25 August 2011Hurricane Irene killed two people in Haiti, flooded houses, cut roads, unleashed landslides and devastated farm fields during its passage off the coast of the Caribbean country earlier this week, the United Nations reported today. read more

Hansen relay coming to Brock on Monday

The Rick Hansen relay will head through Brock’s St. Catharines campus around noon on Monday.The relay will enter from Glenridge Avenue and travel along University Road West, continuing on the sidewalk that runs in front of the Mackenzie Chown complex to the front of the Schmon Tower.Christine Rougoor, a masters student in Education, will do the relay at 12:19 p.m., handing it off to Stephanie Bowes, a student in the teacher education program, at 12:22 p.m. David Ditor, associate professor of Kinesiology and spinal cord injury researcher, will begin his leg at 12:25 p.m.The group will gather in Market Hall for lunch. Ditor will welcome visitors to his Welch Hall lab for an open house from 12:30 to 2 p.m.Related story:• Spinal cord researcher carries Rick Hansen’s legacy forward

Millions of urban children live in lifethreatening environments UNICEF reports

Many urban children live in chronic poverty and are marginalized, spending their nights on the streets where they risk violence and exploitation, says the report, “Poverty and Exclusion among Urban Children,” released today by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Innocenti Research Centre (IRC).”These children deserve to live in a protective environment – one that safeguards them from abuse and exploitation. This was the commitment reaffirmed by Heads of State and Government in 2002 at the Special Session on Children and we need to take it seriously and translate it into action,” UNICEF Deputy Director Kul Gautam said at the launch of the report, which coincides with a conference in Florence, Italy, on the rights of urban children.The report also notes that in 2002, an estimated one billion children lived in urban areas – close to half the world’s youngsters. Over 80 per cent of these children live in Africa, Asia and Latin America, and their numbers are growing fast. Many low-income countries still have urban child mortality rates as high as 100 to 200 per 1,000 live births, with high percentages of poor urban children only partially vaccinated, or not vaccinated at all. There are also high levels of anaemia and a high proportion of severely undernourished children. read more

European demand for commercial vehicles continues to rise in April

Demand for new commercial vehicles in Europe grew again in April 2015, with registrations rising 12.2% compared with last year, to reach 169,746 units. The UK led this growth, with a 22.8% rise, while other key markets also saw an increase in demand in April, including Spain (18.5%), Italy (9%), Germany (7%) and France (1.4%).New CV registration figures for the first four months of the year were also positive, as demand rose 13% in Europe to a total of 671,701 vehicles registered.  Spain, the UK, Italy and Germany all posted increases, of 35.2%, 23.9%, 7.6% and 7.1% respectively for the year-to-date, while the French market remained stable at 0.01% growth.Demand increased across all commercial vehicle segments, with heavy trucks (over 16t) posting a staggering 20.8% rise in April. Similarly, 3.5-16t trucks were up 15% and LCVs increased 11.8% to 139,598 units. Demand for new buses and coaches also grew in April, with registrations rising 15% compared to 2014.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Confident Haskins says his numbers are deserving of Heisman

COLUMBUS, Ohio — It was subtle, but that definitely was the Heisman Trophy pose that Dwayne Haskins Jr. struck in the end zone after throwing his fifth touchdown pass of the Big Ten championship game last weekend.It wasn’t quite the hey-look-at-me, Desmond Howard version, but it was an unmistakable Heisman stiff-arm, high-leg stance, even if just for a second.“I wasn’t planning it,” the Ohio State quarterback said. “I felt it was the right moment for me to do that. I tried to be low key with it, but that didn’t work. It wasn’t a full-on Heisman pose, but it’s a cool picture to have one day.”Why not? The supremely confident Haskins put up Heisman-worthy numbers, broke records and led his team to a 12-1 mark in a tumultuous season that will end with a trip to the Rose Bowl — two spots outside the College Football Playoff. The other two finalists, quarterbacks Tua Tagovailoa of Alabama and Kyler Murray of Oklahoma , led their teams to playoff berths.The prize will be awarded Saturday night.Haskins finished with 4,580 passing yards and 47 touchdowns, both of which led the nation. He broke 11 Big Ten and Ohio State single-season records. He’s tied for 10th all-time for passing touchdowns in a single season in NCAA history. He was Big Ten offensive player of the year and MVP of the conference championship game.After starting 12 games as a college quarterback, he’ll likely enter the NFL draft, where he could be a first-round pick.He remade the Ohio State offence in his own image, turning the Buckeyes into a pass-first team after four years of J.T. Barrett running for first downs. Then, late in the season, Haskins showed he could put his head down and run the ball effectively when he had to.“The quarterback’s dream is to sit back and pick a defence apart,” Haskins said. “I gave coach (Urban) Meyer the confidence to do that. I gave coach (Ryan) Day and coach (Kevin) Wilson an opportunity to call great plays for me and execute them. We just had a whole bunch of fun this year.”The 21-year-old New Jersey native who played high school ball in Potomac, Maryland, is one of the best throwers ever to wear an Ohio State uniform. In the last two games of the season, against rival Michigan in the season finale and Northwestern in the conference championship game, Haskins threw for a combined 895 yards and 11 touchdowns.“That’s one of the best performances in the last two weeks in college football history,” Meyer declared.Just as important to Meyer — who will retire after his team plays in the Rose Bowl Jan. 1 — is the willingness Haskins showed to tuck the ball and run for tough yards down the stretch, which didn’t come naturally to the pro-style quarterback.“How do you measure a quarterback? Obviously, wins. But can he get and will he get the first down for you?” said Meyer, who had promised to fly Haskins to New York himself if his quarterback wasn’t chosen as a finalist.Like Barrett, his predecessor, Haskins showed poise beyond his years whether the offence was clicking or not.“I think the biggest thing about Dwayne is he never gets too high and he never gets too low,” senior wide receiver Parris Campbell said . “He’s always poised.”Haskins said he knows Tagovailoa and Murray well from prep quarterback circles and considers them friends.“Quarterbacks, we all are the alpha males, and we all compete against each other at all the camps, and we all know about one another,” he said. “Kyler coming out of high school was the best quarterback in the country. Tua was like a god. And to be able to be in the same conversation with them makes me feel like I put the work in to be considered the best quarterback in the country. I have much respect for those guys.”Haskins said he first heard of the Heisman Trophy playing the NCAA Football video game as a kid. He’d always choose to be No. 7, the Ohio State quarterback, and he’d win the bronze statuette every time.“We’ll see how realistic that is this week,” he said.___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25___Follow Mitch Stacy at http://twitter.com/mitchstacyMitch Stacy, The Associated Press read more

BG cleared for work on S Parkway Avenue

first_imgBattle Ground’s South Parkway Avenue will finally have some work done starting next year.The city received the final permit to go ahead with the South Parkway Improvement Project from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Sept. 13.The project will start in the spring, and construction is expected to last nine to 10 months, ending a quest to bring South Parkway up to modern standards.“The city has been pursuing funding for the project for more than 12 years,” Battle Ground City Manager Jeff Swanson said.The $5.6 million project is fully funded, with the bulk of it coming from two State Transportation Improvement Board grants totaling $4,305,216. The rest of the funds will be made up from the city’s traffic impact fees ($695,000), water fund ($498,350), sewer fund ($41,000) and Transportation Benefit District ($65,000).The project will be broken up into two parts: Southwest Eaton Boulevard to Southwest Rasmussen Boulevard and Rasmussen to West Main Street.The stretch from Eaton to Rasmussen requires a complete reconstruction of the roadway to replace the road’s failing base. New additions will include sidewalks on the east side, Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant ramp upgrades, planter strips, bike lanes, lighting, a travel lane in each direction and a center left-turn lane. Construction activities will include stormwater facilities and an upgrade to the water and sewer utilities infrastructure.The stretch between Rasmussen and Main requires less work, as the first few inches of the roadway will be ground down and a new layer of asphalt will be laid on top of it. Sidewalk ADA-compliant ramps will be upgraded and some utility work will be done.The project was originally on the schedule for this year, but a backlog of permit applications delayed that process, so the city decided to push the project back to 2017.last_img read more

District 7 Council Race

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Five council districts will be on the 2020 ballot, and two of them are open seats, including District 7 where Scott Sherman is termed outAs of today, there are five Democrats and two Republicans.Last November the city came under one party rule by the Democrats, who are advancing a progressive agenda. That’s an issue for Republican Tom Keliinoi, who believes the city is going in the wrong direction, essentially enacting laws that address only part of a particular problem.That’s why he’s running for City Council.He’s a former communal executive, a small business owner, and a charter school advocate. He has a chance if he can convince Independents who outnumber Republicans in his district. Steve Bosh, Posted: March 19, 2019 Steve Bosh March 19, 2019 District 7 Council Racelast_img read more

Burn Suspension In Effect For Kenai Peninsula Borough

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Due to current and forecasted weather conditions, open burning has been suspended by the Alaska Division of Forestry until further notice on the Kenai Peninsula. Warming and camp fires under three feet in diameter are still allowed but use extreme caution with any kind of fire or activity that could spark a wildfire. All open debris burning and the use of burn barrels is prohibited during a burn suspension. This suspension will remain in place until further notice starting on Thursday. CONTACT: Division of Forestry, Kenai-Kodiak Area, 907-260-4262 Howie Kent with the Division of Forestry: “We are putting one in place to prevent other fires from occuring when we are pretty busy with other fire activity.”last_img

SHE teams conduct awareness meet

first_imgZaheerabad: Division rural CI Sydeshwar, SI Venkatesh participated in the awareness meeting on Wednesday organized by She Teams in DRLR School.Speaking on the occasion, they said, “She Teams is formed for the safety of women. Students should reach heights in their life without getting addicted to bad habits.” He further added, “In case of any problem for women, they can call 100 and complaint in She Teams. Details of the complainant will be hidden. Many CCTV cameras have been installed across the city to stop eve teasing.” They explained about the services done by the She Teams. SI Naga Lakshmi, rural SI Vinay Kumar, Shanu Bhai, Srinivasulu, G Kavitha, Rameswar Reddy, Sayyed Azeez and others participated in the programme.last_img