On Success and Social Selling with Jill Rowley – Episode 12

first_imgPodcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 33:07 — 15.5MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSWhen it comes to making connections and getting attention in the marketing and sales arena, things are changing every day. New apps and social platform make it nearly impossible to keep up with all the opportunities to promote what you have to sell. Jill Rowley has been in the sales arena for a long time and her experience includes some of the first online ventures. She’s seen the way salespeople have become marketers and how the lines are being blurred. In this conversation she talks with Anthony about sales curiosity, helping prospects make changes to adapt to your solution, nurture sequences for prospects and customers, and how salespeople can stand out in the noisy social world. It’s a packed conversation you’re really going to enjoy.Using social to build meaningful relationships that fuel the sales funnel, on this episodeClick To TweetHow curiosity helps the prospecting and sales process.Jill Rowley is a naturally curious individual and with a background and education in business she’s become naturally curious about the way businesses work and turn a profit. On this episode of In The Arena you’re going to hear how her curiosity about businesses and their owners points her toward intelligent and revealing questions that fuel her prospecting and sales process. You’ll also get an earful of advice about how you can begin to think about the prospecting puzzle that will help you build trust based relationships rather than “sale based” pitches. You’re going to benefit greatly from this one.Are you helping your sales prospects make the changes needed to adopt your solution?Many sales professionals don’t recognize that in order for a prospect to take on your solution for their problem, they and their company are going to have to make some changes. Sometimes those are small changes and many times they are rather large. On this episode Jill Rowley shares how she goes about helping her prospects make the changes need to adopt her solutions and tells how that extra step has helped her close more and more sales and build long term relationships.I want to understand the company that will hopefully become my customer ~ Jill RowleyClick To TweetWhat goes into an effective nurture sequence for prospects or clients?Jill Rowley was on the forefront of developing nurture sequences when she worked in sales back in the early stages of the internet’s development. But she didn’t use emails and autoresponders. She used paper printouts of articles and brochures, hats and T-shirts, and postal mail. Nobody told her to do it, she intuitively knew that she needed to build the level of trust her prospects and customers felt toward her and wanted to be  useful to them in order to facilitate that process. If you’re a sales professional you’ve got to do the same thing. Find out how Jill advises you go about it, on this episode.How sales professionals can stand out in the noisy social media world.The saying, “Content is King” used to mean something, but now that the social media world has gotten to be so noisy, it’s no longer about content first – it’s about being noticed. It doesn’t matter if you create incredible content if nobody is able to see it through the noise and hustle of a busy social media feed. Jill Rowley has taken a different approach by using social media to find the individuals who need the solutions she has to offer and doing what she can to connect with them on more personal levels. With all genuineness she interacts, reshares, tweets, and makes conversation with them and their social circles. When the time comes for the pitch, she’s laid a foundation of familiarity that often translates into rapid trust. You can hear her story and how she manages her social media presence on this episode of In The Arena.If you know you have something of value a company needs, never give up ~ Jill RowleyClick To TweetOutline of this great episode Anthony’s introduction to this episode’s focus on the Social Tools and his guest Jill Rowley. Why Anthony believes Jill is successful in social because she was already successful. Why Jill was successful right away at SalesForce.com The power of curiosity for a salesperson. Helping prospects make the changes needed to adopt your solution. How salespeople are expected to be more like marketers these days. Jill’s first experiences setting up nurture sequences and campaigns. How sales professionals can stand out in the noisy world of social. The direction technology is taking the sales process in the future.Resources & Links mentioned in this episodehttp://jillrowley.com/Jill on LinkedInJill on Twitterwww.SalesForce.comThe theme song “Into the Arena” is written and produced by Chris Sernel. You can find it on SoundcloudConnect with AnthonyWebsite: www.TheSalesBlog.comYoutube: www.Youtube.com/IannarinoFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/iannarinoTwitter: https://twitter.com/iannarinoGoogle Plus: https://plus.google.com/+SAnthonyIannarinoLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/iannarinoTweets you can use to share this episodeThe power of curiosity in sales, on this episode of In The Arena with Jill RowleyClick To TweetEmail that comes to me without a personal note from a real person, is SPAM ~ Anthony IannarinoClick To TweetSubscribe toIn the ArenaApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsAndroidby EmailRSSOr subscribe with your favorite app by using the address belowlast_img read more

Undertrial escapes from hospital

first_imgAn undertrial prisoner hailing from Jharkhand has escaped from the MKCG Medical College and Hospital premises in Berhampur, where he was undergoing treatment.Sub-Divisional Police Officer of Berhampur Santanu Kumar Dash told the media on Friday that Manoj Singh escaped on Thursday and he has not been traced till now. The police have launched a manhunt for him.According to police, Manoj had been arrested by the Jeypore police in a dacoity case.last_img

Mumbai eager to get back on track against struggling Deccan

first_imgMumbai Indians would look to excel in home conditions and get the better of bottom-placed Deccan Chargers in an Indian Premier League clash at the Wankhede Stadium on Saturday.After the 76-run defeat to Kings XI Punjab at Mohali, Sachin Tendulkar-led Mumbai would be eager to get their act together and return to winning ways. Mumbai have 16 points, the same as Chennai Super Kings but a better net runrate has pushed the defending champions to the top spot after the victory over Delhi Daredevils.However, Mumbai have a match in hand and if they win their last three games, they would finish on top of the points table.The return to the Wankhede would be welcomed by the freestroking Mumbai batting line- up out of which only four reached double figures against Punjab.But in home conditions, they have excelled with Tendulkar himself leading the way.The champion batsman has 371 runs under his belt from 11 games this season.Ambati Rayudu ( 362 runs) and Rohit Sharma ( 287) have been impressive with the bat and ideal foils to Tendulkar, but the overseas players including big hitters Kieron Pollard ( 78 runs from 11 games) and Andrew Symonds ( 127 from 9) have been huge let- downs.The bowling has been spot- on for the most part with Lasith Malinga starring with a haul of 26 wickets.He has been well supported by Munaf Patel, who picked up a five- wicket haul against Punjab and off- spinner Harbhajan Singh ( 12).While Mumbai have come up with consistent displays at home, the Chargers’ batting has misfired with only skipper Kumar Sangakkara ( 306 runs from 11 games) showing some consistency.advertisementThe other foreign recruits – JP Duminy, Cameron White and Dan Christian have not showed yet they were worth the amount paid for at the auctions.The bowling has been the Chargers’ strength with the speed duo of Dale Steyn and Ishant Sharma leading the way. Amit Mishra ( wickets) has done his bit, but Pragyan Ojha and Christian have been less than impressive.last_img read more

Durand Cup: Mohun Bagan Firm Favourites in Final vs Gokulam Kerala FC

first_imgKolkata: Heavyweights Mohun Bagan will be overwhelming favourites to clinch a record 17th title in the 129th Durand Cup football tournament when they face a resurgent Gokulam Kerala FC at the Saltlake Stadium on Saturday.The Mariners last won the Asia’s oldest tournament way back in 2000, defeating Mahindra United 2-1 by a golden goal after extra time, and they would look to end their long wait, spanning close to two decades. This time too their journey has been tough as the Kibu Vicuna-coached side overcame a gritty Real Kashmir 3-1 in the extra time to make their first final since 2009.Gokulam Kerala too had to sweat it out in the other semi-final to get past a 10-man East Bengal 3-2 on penalties after a 1-1 stalemate in the extra time.History will also beckon the Kerala outfit as it has been 22 years since a club from the state won the third oldest tournament of the world. FC Kochin were the previous and the only Kerala club that won the trophy before.But come Saturday, the local giants will start as favourites while the Kerala side will have to deal with the hostile conditions.Vicuna, however, disagreed that his side would start as favourites.”It will be an open match. I don’t think we are favourites. Both teams have same possibility to win. It is 50-50. Both teams are equally good and played tough matches in the semifinals,” Vicuna said.A title in his first tournament after joining Mohun Bagan will be special for Vicuna who has brought in a Spanish flavour to the side.”It is very special to play a final, that means we have been playing well. Every tournament is difficult. We played four matches and won all. It is going to be special of course as it is a very old tournament,” he said.The home side will be depending on star striker Salva Chamorro, who has scored three goals in the competition.But Mohun Bagan have to win the battle of defence with the opponent’s side boasting two star forwards in Marcus Joseph and Henry Kisekka, who played for the Mariners last season.Kisekka, however, said he does not want to prove a point against his former side.”I am not here to prove to anyone. I am focusing on the game and want to come out victorious. Football is not about emotion but it is about opportunity,” the Ugandan said.The home side’s biggest threat will be the opponent captain and Trinidadian forward Joseph — the leading goal scorer of the tournament with nine goals, including two hat-tricks.”I am proud to lead the club. It would be a great gift to people of Kerala, if were able to achieve it,” Marcus said.Gokulam Kerala have been at their resurgent best, winning all the league matches in a dominant manner while scrapping past East Bengal, which won the prestigious tournament 16 times, in penalty shootout en route the final.Kerala coach Fernando Valera’s strategy has been to deploy three defenders, relying on speedy wing-backs to set up the attacks.Mohammed Rashid is manning the midfield with Joseph, who usually starts as an attacking midfielder.”It will be a battle of nerves, that is what I feel. We had taken the game against East Bengal with responsibility and competitiveness as we have done for every match. Now, we don’t want to lose our focus in the final,” Valera said. durand cupfootballGokulam Kerala FCindian football First Published: August 23, 2019, 8:07 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

Happy Birthday Yuvraj Singh, you’re a champion and a fighter: Sachin Tendulkar

first_imgYuvraj Singh, India’s 2011 World Cup hero and arguably one of the greatest match-winner’s in the limited-overs formats, turns 36 today . And Twitter wished the Prince of Indian cricket.It is a very special birthday for the Punjab batsman as he also celebrated his first marriage anniversary a few days ago, and he was conferred with a doctorate by a Gwalior university for his contribution to Indian cricket and the society.Yuvraj, who is a celebrated figure in Indian cricket and is known for his fighting spirit, has over 10,000 international runs in over 400 appearances and has been India’s go-to player on numerous occasions.The left-handed batsman had made a successful comeback into the ODI team this year and played 11 ODIs scoring 372 runs at an average of 41.33.But the fighter that he is, Yuvi has no qualms in conceding that he has been “failing” but the out-of-favour Indian cricketer says he won’t give up on his career at least till 2019.”I would like to tell that I am failing. I still fail. I failed the last three fitness tests but yesterday I passed my fitness test. After 17 years I am still failing,” Yuvraj said last week.Yuvraj will always be remembered for the six sixes that he smashed in one over against England’s Stuart Broad in the inaugural 2007 World T20 at Durban.??º???Happy birthday, @YUVSTRONG12 ! pic.twitter.com/RNH47aRrBG- BCCI (@BCCI) December 12, 2017Here is how the cricketing fraternity and beyond wished the Prince of Indian cricket: There are champions and then there are fighters. For me, you are both. Wishing you a very happy birthday, Yuvi. May you have a successful year ahead. pic.twitter.com/O1i4fTtvx5advertisement- sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) December 12, 2017A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T W X Y Z , you will find in plenty. But UV is only one rare one. Happy Birthday dear friend @YUVSTRONG12 . May your fight continue to inspire many. pic.twitter.com/hV06ByVZBW- Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) December 12, 2017Happy Birthday @YUVSTRONG12 . You have been an inspiration with your will-power and never say die attitude. May you remain blessed. pic.twitter.com/wYPnhB1do6- VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) December 12, 2017Happy Birthday Yuvi paa. Wishing you a great year ahead with lots of success and happiness. Take care and see you soon. @YUVSTRONG12 ???- Jasprit bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) December 12, 2017Wishing @YUVSTRONG12 (Yuvraj Singh) a very happy birthday- Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) December 12, 2017  Happy birthday my brother @YUVSTRONG12 have the best birthday and let the six pack rest for a bit ??????. pic.twitter.com/yQNuZBTx2D- zaheer khan (@ImZaheer) December 12, 2017@YUVSTRONG12 happy birthday young man …- Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) December 12, 2017Happy Birthday to an inseparable part of my life. Wish you nothing but the very best in everything @YUVSTRONG12 . May you have a great year ahead. pic.twitter.com/P32Wy0VdWh- Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) December 12, 2017Happy birthday @YUVSTRONG12 the match winner. Im not sure about the six pack but first lets get you a hair stylist ?????????? pic.twitter.com/pWmRT1rIhZ- Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) December 12, 2017Happy birthday to this amazing human being….have great day and even better year…posted this pic to make u feel younger?????????@YUVSTRONG12 pic.twitter.com/D5KsAzeswD- parthiv patel (@parthiv9) December 12, 2017To someone who has taught us to keep fighting always. You’ve made us all proud at various stages with your powerful performances. Wishing you a very happy birthday @YUVSTRONG12 May God bless you.?????? pic.twitter.com/yngSHrJc5e- Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) December 12, 2017Happy birthday to my big brother @YUVSTRONG12 …hope you a great year ahead! Cheers???????????????? pic.twitter.com/N6x20WMI4D- Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) December 12, 2017Wishing #TeamIndia all-rounder @YUVSTRONG12 a very Happy Birthday! pic.twitter.com/6JpciQxqG3- BCCI (@BCCI) December 12, 20171,900 Test runs8,701 ODI runs1,177 T20I runsThe fastest 50 in T20I historyHappy Birthday @YUVSTRONG12! pic.twitter.com/I5zQDr3hlk- ICC (@ICC) December 12, 2017A quick-fire 53 off 32 balls including eight fours and a six from @YUVSTRONG12, 36 today, helped India to victory in their #CT17 opener at Edgbaston! pic.twitter.com/1rmFhCkQez- ICC (@ICC) December 12, 2017??? Happy Birthday @YUVSTRONG12!??? He scored 6??9?? here at Lord’s to help @BCCI win the 2002 NatWest Series Final against @englandcricket. #LoveLords pic.twitter.com/kw5yipQzOr- Lord’s Cricket Ground (@HomeOfCricket) December 12, 2017The Doordarshan Family wishes a VERY HAPPY Birthday to @YUVSTRONG12 ! pic.twitter.com/RHWcD6jS6j- Doordarshan National (@DDNational) December 12, 2017Happy Birthday, Yuvraj Singh ???????????? pic.twitter.com/iQU2ny1nXd- Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) December 12, 2017happy birthday @YUVSTRONG12 paji..the 6 6s will always remain in the hearts of all your fans (including mine???) ..have a great day??????advertisement- Rishabh Pant (@RishabPant777) December 12, 2017Wishing @YUVSTRONG12 a very happy birthday. 12 dec a legend was born pet named “boogie” with a heart of gold and talent which is still unmatched!! The real batman please stand up!!!??? pic.twitter.com/K4vjoTWMBz- ANGAD BEDI! (@Imangadbedi) December 12, 2017Happy wala birthday mottuuuuu ????? #inspirationalfriendforever @YUVSTRONG12 @hazelkeech ?? pic.twitter.com/TmxsH6O9Vx- Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) December 12, 2017last_img read more

Sri Lanka drop captain Dinesh Chandimal from Test squad for South Africa series

first_imgSri Lanka dropped captain Dinesh Chandimal from the Test squad on Tuesday for the upcoming tour of South Africa.Sri Lanka Cricket asked him to play domestic games to regain his form.Opening batsman Dimuth Karunaratne is the stand-in captain of a 17-man squad for the two-Test series starting on February 13.Chandimal’s omission follows scores of 5, 0, 15, and 4 in the two recent Test losses against Australia.The squad includes three uncapped players: Batsman Oshada Fernando, seam bowler Mohmed Shiraz, and left-arm spinner Lasith Embuldeniya.Sri Lanka’s pace attack is depleted because of injuries to Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Kumara, and Nuwan Pradeep.However, Suranga Lakmal is back after missing the second Test against Australia. Specialist opening batsman Kaushal Silva is also back having missed the Australia series.Allrounder Milinda Siriwardana was recalled after nearly three years.The Tests are in Durban from February 13 and in Port Elizabeth from February 21.Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne (captain), Niroshan Dickwella, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kaushal Silva, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Milinda Siriwardana, Dhananjaya De Silva, Oshada Fernando, Angelo Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Kasun Rajitha, Vishwa Fernando, Chamika Karunaratne, Mohamed Shiraz, Lakshan Sandakan, Lasith EmbuldeniyaAlso Read | Dinesh Chandimal urges Sri Lanka to step up as a team after Test series loss vs AustraliaAlso Read | Sri Lankan batsman Angelo Perera hits 2 double hundreds in a single matchAlso Read | Australia vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test, Day 4 in Canberra: As It Happenedlast_img read more

Sarachan to serve as caretaker USMNT coach

first_imgUnited States Dave Sarachan to serve as caretaker USMNT coach for Portugal friendly Ives Galarcep Last updated 2 years ago 22:11 10/24/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Dave Sarachan USMNT 07262017 Kyle Terada United States Portugal v United States Portugal Friendlies Bruce Arena’s former lead assistant coach with the LA Galaxy and the national team will lead the U.S. in November’s friendly against Portugal U.S. Soccer isn’t ready to appoint Bruce Arena’s long-term successor as it begins the process of rebuilding after the U.S. national team’s recent World Cup qualifying disaster, but it has chosen the man to keep things going in the short term.Dave Sarachan, Bruce Arena’s lead assistant coach, has been chosen to serve as caretaker head coach, with the rest of the national team coaching staff remaining intact for the Nov. 14 friendly against Portugal.Bruce Arena resigned as coach shortly after the U.S. suffered a catastrophic loss to Trinidad & Tobago that eliminated the Americans from World Cup qualifying. Arena’s coaching staff has remained on the U.S. Soccer payroll, though, and now that staff will handle running the November camp and friendly against Portugal. Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player There is still no timetable on when the federation will hire Arena’s successor, but sources tell Goal that, at the very least, a hire won’t be made until after the upcoming U.S. Soccer presidential election in February. The search for a new USMNT coach could go on into next summer, after the World Cup, and at a time when more viable candidates will be available for the job.Assistant coaches Pat Noonan, Kenny Arena and Matt Reis will help Sarachan run the camp in Portugal, but it remains unclear just what the group will do, if anything, beyond that. U.S. Soccer is still considering operating a January national team camp, which has been held annually since 1998.Sarachan, 63, served as Arena’s assistant at multiple stops, including with D.C. United in the ’90s and the national team during Arena’s first stint as U.S. coach. Sarachan spent parts of five seasons as head coach of the Chicago Fire, earning MLS Coach of the Year honors and helping guide the Fire to the MLS Supporters’ Shield in 2003 and a pair of U.S. Open Cup titles (2003 and 2006).More recently, Sarachan served as Arena’s lead assistant with the LA Galaxy before joining the staff when Arena was appointed to replace Jurgen Klinsmann as U.S. head coach a year ago.last_img read more

Positions Vacant!

first_imgAre you looking for a thrilling career in the sports industry? Touch Football Australia (TFA) is seeking suitably qualified applicants for positions in our Western Australia and Victoria office. Please click on the respective jobs below to open the Position Description.Events and Competitions Coordinator (Western Australia)Applications for this opportunity close at 5.00pm (AEST) on Wednesday, 1 March 2017.Part time Events and Competitions Coordinator (Victoria)Applications for this opportunity close at 5.00pm (AEST) on Wednesday, 1 March  2017.For further information or to lodge your application for these career opportunities, please email careers@touchfootball.com.au.Related LinksPositions Vacantlast_img read more

Photo: An Alabama Fan Got An Auburn Recruit’s Phone Number, Is Harassing Him About Flipping To The Crimson Tide

first_imgAlabama Crimson Tide fans react in the second half of the AllState Sugar Bowl against the Clemson Tigers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Alabama Crimson Tide fans react in the second half of the AllState Sugar Bowl against the Clemson Tigers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)If you’re a college football fan – or, really, anyone who is not a coach – and you’re thinking about contacting a recruit, just stop. Don’t do it. Whether you’re simply trying to encourage a recruit to come to your school or berating a prospect for committing elsewhere, you’re 99 percent of the time going to come off in ill form to the 17-or-18-year-old high schooler. The following Alabama fan is someone who, unfortunately, does not follow the advice previously stated. This person somehow got the phone number of four-star linebacker Darrell Williams, an Auburn commit, and proceeded to text him about the Crimson Tide. AuburnRecruitScreenShotWe realize you’re passionate about your college football teams, people, and that’s why we love you, but please, don’t ever text a recruit.last_img read more

Le premier ministre et la ministre de lÉducation rendent hommage aux enseignants

first_imgLe premier ministre Darrell Dexter et la ministre de l’Éducation Ramona Jennex ont rendu hommage aujourd’hui, 5 octobre, aux 10 000 enseignants de la Nouvelle-Écosse, y compris aux enseignants du collège communautaire et à ceux de la Commission de l’enseignement spécial des provinces de l’Atlantique. Le premier ministre Dexter a souligné que la Journée mondiale des enseignants est une occasion pour les Néo-Écossais de remercier les enseignants pour le travail qu’ils font avec les élèves. « La Nouvelle-Écosse a de la chance d’avoir autant de professsionnels dévoués qui se consacrent à fournir la meilleure éducation possible à nos enfants, de dire le premier ministre. Ils méritent nos remerciements et notre reconnaissance chaque jour de l’année, pas seulement le 5 octobre. » « À titre de parent et aussi d’ancienne enseignante, je sais combien le succès des élèves dépend d’un bon enseignement, de dire Mme Jennex. Je tiens à remercier nos nombreux enseignants pour toutes les choses magnifiques qui se produisent chaque jour dans nos salles de classe. » La Journée mondiale des enseignants est célébrée chaque année pour souligner le rôle important que jouent les enseignants. Le thème national pour 2011 est Le personnel enseignant : Dynamisant et inspirant. Le thème à l’échelle internationale est Les enseignants pour l’égalité des genres.last_img read more

Minister Initiates Independent Review

first_imgGovernment has hired a retired chief justice from Prince Edward Island to conduct an independent review relating to the death of Samantha Mercer. The three-year-old from Truro, died in March 2005. Gerard Mitchell, former judge and chief justice and now Prince Edward Island’s police commissioner, will conduct the review. Mr. Mitchell will spend the next several months reviewing all relevant materials related to the case. From 1970 to 1975 Mr. Mitchell practised law in Charlottetown. In 1975 he was named a provincial court judge in Prince Edward Island and in 1981 was appointed to the Prince Edward Island Supreme Court, where he served until being named to the court of appeal in 1987. From 2000 to 2008 he was chief justice of Prince Edward Island. Since 2009 he has served as the police commissioner in Prince Edward Island.last_img read more

NL athlete admits to killing man but argues she is not criminally

first_imgST. JOHN’S, N.L. – A former top Newfoundland athlete charged with first-degree murder has admitted to killing a man with a hammer.But the judge in the case says a lawyer for 30-year-old Anne Norris will argue she was not criminally responsible because of a mental disorder.The jury in the Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court case was told Norris killed 46-year-old Marcel Reardon by striking him multiple times with a hammer.There is an agreed statement of facts in the case, which began Monday in St. John’s.Norris admits she put Reardon’s body beneath a staircase at Harbourview Apartments in downtown St. John’s in May 2016.Following the killing, Norris admits she put the hammer into a book bag, along with some rope and a pair of jeans, and tossed the bag into St. John’s harbour.Norris was named to the women’s under-19 basketball team competing for Newfoundland and Labrador at the junior national championships in 2005.Her father, Gary Norris, was also clerk of the executive council and secretary to cabinet before retiring in 2010 with thanks from former premier Danny Williams.(VOCM)last_img read more

Millions of South Sudanese children receive polio vaccine in UNbacked campaign

Over 20,000 people fanned out across the country’s 10 states over five days last week to reach all children under the age of five in the second round of a three-phase campaign that will conclude with further vaccinations next month.The campaign, coordinated by South Sudan’s health ministry, is being backed by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the UN World Health Organization (WHO). UNICEF bought the vaccines and WHO is assisting with monitoring and surveillance during the campaign.Each child received two drops of the polio vaccine and was then marked by ink on the small finger of the right hand to indicate they had been immunized. Vaccinators went from house to house and village to village to reach targeted children.UNICEF reported that the immunization system in South Sudan, which became independent in July after years of war, was still in its infancy, with low public awareness of the value of vaccinations.Bismarck Swangin, a communications officer for UNICEF, told the UN News Centre that given the numerous casualties during the Sudanese civil war, the new nation “can’t afford to lose more due to vaccine-preventable diseases.”Mr. Swangin stressed the importance of the campaign given the few health centres that exist in South Sudan, which has little infrastructure and few trained medical professionals.A highly infectious disease caused by a virus, polio invades the nervous system and leads to irreversible paralysis in one out of 200 cases. Only four countries – Afghanistan, India, Nigeria and Pakistan – remain polio-endemic today, and the number of cases has declined drastically in the past 25 years.Polio also re-emerged in South Sudan in April 2008, but after an intensive vaccination campaign, no new cases have been reported since June 2009. 14 November 2011Up to 3.2 million South Sudanese children have received vaccinations against polio in a United Nations-backed campaign to ensure the new country remains free of the deadly disease, more than two years after the last case was reported. read more

Tritton underground copper mine invests in Load Volume Scanner from Loadscan

first_imgLast year Aeris Resources‘ Tritton copper mine operation in Nyngan, NSW, Australia took a leap of faith and became the first underground mining company in Australia to purchase and install a Load Volume Scanner (LVS) payload measurement system from Loadscan Ltd in New Zealand.The reason for installing the LVS system was consistent inaccuracy with their previous payload measurement system that was being used to track daily ore production. The mine used a combination of paper records along with load weight information.Truck operators were filling out time sheets for each shift, documenting their activities, such as truck ID, load destination, time loaded and time dumped. It was then combined with load weight information gained from a weighbridge and uploaded to a production tracking database, all of which the LVS system now does automatically.Some of the issues the Tritton mine faced with their original system included limited forward compatibility. Any upgrades to the trucking fleet meant current weighing systems quickly became redundant, and the weighbridge system had limited data compatibility with their production tracking database. Also, due to the weighbridge requiring physical contact it was prone to wear and tear, requiring regular maintenance. All of which cost a considerable amount of time and money. Matthew Gouldstone from Tritton mine says: “the scanner receives no wear and tear as it is scanning as opposed to weighing and is much more durable given the conditions it operates under.”He adds: “There have been two major benefits gained from installing the LVS system, one being the immediate, accurate load volume has allowed for real time feedback to underground loader operators, allowing for informal coaching from the supervisors using the 3D load profiling software. This has resulted in the trucks being loaded to capacity and has increased trucking factors by 9.7%, ultimately resulting in a lower cost per tonne hauled. The second benefit is the data tracking software. Cycle time is easy to track and a simple interface allows supervisors to understand loads per shift or day. Training the supervisors how to use this data has meant 10-20 minutes per shift has been saved from reading back through plods and tallying up tonnes moved. The level of detail obtained by the LVS is impressive to everyone who has used the software. Overall the return on investment has been extremely quick, within the first full month after installation the LVS has paid for itself.”last_img read more

Applications open for multicultural media awards

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Entries are open for reporters, editors, designers, photographers and publishers to contribute their work for the inaugural Premier’s Multicultural Media Awards. Conducted by the Community Relations Commission of NSW, the awards recognise excellence in journalism across media outlets in the state’s multicultural communities. The Premier’s Multicultural Media Awards acknowledge the valuable contribution multicultural media plays in our society. As well as connecting people to their original language, culture and identity, multicultural media helps contribute to media diversity in NSW. It is time that this significant segment of our news media is given the recognition it deserves. The awards recognise excellence among journalists, photographers, editors and designers in print, radio, television and new media across 10 award categories including: Best News Report; Best Investigative Story and; Best Print Publication. Nominations close on 25 January, 2013. The winners will be announced at the awards dinner on 28 February. Information and nomination forms are available at www.multiculturalnsw.com.aulast_img read more

Votre iPhone transformé en carte de crédit par PayPal

first_imgVotre iPhone transformé en carte de crédit par PayPalNous en parlions il y a seulement quelques jours, PayPal vient de lancer un moyen de paiement par carte bancaire sur iPhone.Il suffira juste d’une clé électronique triangulaire et de l’application nécessaire pour effectuer un paiement instantané sur iPhone. Très pratique pour les petites entreprises, PME et autres, qui pourront désormais accepter ce type de paiement. Il y aura aussi la possibilité d’envoyer une facture ou encore de définir les modalités de paiement via l’application. Et, bien sûr, le paiement PayPal est également proposé ! À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Pour l’instant, seul l’iPhone peut se transformer en lecteur de carte mais les téléphones Android devraient aussi obtenir leur ticket d’entrée dans les jours à venir. Le service de PayPal est d’ores et déjà disponible dans certains magasins aux États-Unis, au Canada, en Australie et à Hong-Kong. Le reste du monde devrait voir ce service arriver d’ici le mois d’avril. En attendant, jetez un coup d’œil ici, pour avoir une idée du procédé mis en place par PayPal. Le 19 mars 2012 à 21:00 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

SDCC Announcement Grant Morrisons Happy Gets a Teaser Trailer

first_imgStay on target Your classic tale of deadbeat, ex-cop turned hitman meets imaginary blue horse.#HAPPY comes to @SYFY this fall. #SDCC pic.twitter.com/JY4OEfXiPJ— Happy! (@HappySYFY) July 22, 2017We don’t get much from the teaser trailer, but it’s hard to ignore the new type of bonkers it is. We’re introduced to a little backstory behind Nick. We see he was a supercop before ultimately getting shamed, leading him to the position we observe at the end of the trailer. Nick is staring up at the ever smiling blue horse, Happy! I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to see a full trailer!The upcoming series is based on Grant Morrison’s four-issue comic with the same name and is very much just as trippy as the premise sounds. It’s the best kind of buddy cop comedy with a twist of the strange and delightfully bizarre. Morrison describes the two characters as opposites, stating, “… the most cynical man on Earth teamed up with the most unlikely, optimistic creature available.”During the Happy! panel at SDCC, it was announced who would be voicing our new lovable hero. EW reports Patton Oswalt (Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return) will be voicing the blue flying horse. Previously, actor Bobby Moynihan was to take on the role, but he took a gig in the new show Me, Myself and I, set to premiere this fall on CBS.Happy! will star Christopher Meloni as Nick Sax, Patton Oswalt as Happy and also star Ritchie Coster (Blackhat), Zabryna Guevara (Gotham) and Patrick Fischler (Mad Men). The showrunner for Happy! will be Patrick Macmanus Grant Morrison and Brian Taylor will write the pilot episode and Taylor will also direct.There’s no exact premiere date for the show, but Syfy has announced that Happy! is coming this fall.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Syfy has not only released the teaser trailer for Happy!, but we have some casting news for the show as well.Happy! will follow the journey of Nick Sax, a disgraced ex-cop who, as intoxicated and corrupt as he already is, keeps falling into his old habits of murder, sex, and betrayal and doesn’t seem to be getting out anytime soon. After suffering a heart attack, he finds himself visited by an imaginary blue horse named Happy! that ultimately turns his life upside down.center_img A Tale of Two Wonder WomenSDCC Announcement: IDW Games Brings 90s Nick to Life last_img read more

Geek Deals Roundup 70 off the Skybell Video Doorbell LowestPrice on a

first_imgAh! Some of the year’s biggest gift-giving holidays are nearly here, and many of us haven’t finished shopping. In fact, some of us haven’t even begun. Don’t panic though, there are still quite a few deals worth buying online, so we’ve put together a list of the best one’s we’ve seen today. 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X1 Carbon 5th-gen Intel Core i5-6200U 14-inch 1080p Ultra-portable Laptop for $949 at Lenovo (Coupon code: HOLIDAY50 – List price: $1529).Lenovo ThinkPad T470s Intel Core i5-6300U 14-inch 1080p Laptop for $749 at Lenovo (Coupon code: HOLIDAY50 – List price: $1279).Lenovo Yoga 910 Intel Core i7-7500U 13.9-inch 1080p 2-in-1 Touch Star Wars Laptop for $949.99 at Lenovo (Coupon code: HOLIDAY50 – List price: $1299.99).Lenovo Legion Y520 Intel Core i7-7700HQ 15.6-inch 1080p IPS Gaming Laptop for $737.49 at Lenovo (Coupon code: HOLIDAY50 – List price: $1099.99).Dell Inspiron 17 5000 Intel Core i7-6500U 17.3-inch Win10 Pro Laptop (16GB RAM, 2TB HDD, 4GB AMD GPU) for $899.99 at Dell (Coupon code: SAVE100 – List price: $1139.99).Today Only: ViewSonic VX2452MH 24-inch 1080p Gaming Monitor for $99.99 at Amazon (List price: $139.99).Samsung CHG90 Series Curved 49-inch Gaming Monitor for $999.99 at Amazon (List price: $1499.99).Sceptre C328B-144KN 32-inch 1080p 144Hz Curved Gaming LED Monitor for $299.99 at Amazon (List price: $399.99).Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Core i7-7500U 15.6-inch Win10 Pro Laptop for $469.99 at Dell (Coupon code: INSP469 – List price: $809.99).Dell Inspiron 3000 Intel Core i3-6100 Dual-Core SKYLAKE Desktop for $299 at Dell (Coupon code: INS299 – List price: $595.85).More Laptops and Desktop PC Deals here.Smart Home DevicesAmazon Echo Dot Bluetooth Speaker with Alexa and Smart Plug for $34.99 at Amazon (List price: $89.98).Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote and Echo Dot for $59.98 at Amazon (List price: $89.98).2nd Gen Amazon Echo Bluetooth Wireless Smart Speaker and Smart Plug for $84.99 at Amazon (List price: $138.99).Skybell HD Wi-Fi 1080p Doorbell Camera for $129 at Skybell (Coupon code: SKYBELLCM17 – List price: $199).2x Ring Stick Up Cam Security Camera and 2x Solar Panel Bundle for $299 at Amazon (List price: $456).TP-Link HS100 Smart Plug (Works with Alexa) for $22.99 at Amazon (List price: $39.99).ISelector Wi-Fi Compact Mini Smart Plug (2-Pack) for $22.39 at Amazon (Coupon code: NOCC7WCH – List price: $29.99).TWO Amazon Echo Show 7-inch Touchscreens with Alexa for $309.98 at Amazon (List price: $459.98).More Smart Home Deals here.Electronics and ComponentsAmazon 12-Days of Christmas Deals of the Day: sale on select gaming PCs, components, and accessories.Linksys AC3200 Dual-Band Wi-Fi Gaming Router for $217.99 at Amazon (List price: $299.99).Seagate Expansion 8TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drives for $149.99 at Amazon (List price: $199.99).Luma Home 802.11ac Dual-Band Wi-Fi Mesh Router (3-Pack) for $149.99 at Amazon (Coupon code: 20OFFLUM – List price: $299).Today Only: VTech Kidizoom Action Cam 180 for $19.99 at Amazon (List price: $49.99).Expires Today: Kingston HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset for PC and PS4 for $69.99 at Amazon (List price: $119.99).Auto-Vox M6 Backup Dash Cam and 4.5-inch IPS Touch Monitor Kit for $78.09 at Amazon (Coupon code: QAMY6NNQ – List price: $109.99).Cowin E-7 Active Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones for $38.99 at Amazon (Coupon code: M8TUC9ZO – List price: $69.99).Panasonic AA or AAA Carbon Zinc Batteries (48-Pack) for $15.99 at DailySteals (Coupon code: TBATTERY2 – List price: $29.99).Meidong HE8C Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones for $39.99 at Amazon (Coupon code: R3SHR7P8 – List price: $79.99).Today Only: Netgear Nighthawk X4 R7500v2 AC2350 Wi-Fi Smart Router for $121.99 at Amazon (List price: $219.99).Pioneer VSX-1131 7.2-Ch MCACC AV Receiver with Dolby Atmos (2x HDMI Out) for $299 at Amazon (List price: $449.99).NES case for Raspberry Pi 3,2 and B+ by Old Skool Tools for $14.99 at Amazon.More Electronics and Tech Deals here.Tools and Home Improvement, Kitchen Gadgets, and moreToday Only: JOOLA Inside 15mm Table Tennis Table with Net Set for $299.99 at Amazon (List price: $574.95).Expires Today: Grimm: The Complete Collection (Blu-Ray) for $78.99 at Amazon (List price: $104.99).$50 Lyft Gift Card for $45 at Amazon (Coupon code: LYFT5).23andme DNA Ancestry Test Kit for $79 at Amazon (List price: $99).Calphalon Hard-Anodized Aluminum Nonstick Cookware Set (10-inch/12-inch) for $37.46 at Amazon (List price: $165).FrenchMay 40W 4800-Lumens 4-Foot Linkable LED Utility Shop Light for $38.22 at Amazon (Coupon code: 846UZQVR – List price: $89.99).Zinus 12-inch Queen Size Memory Foam Bed for $189 at Amazon (List price: $289).Winix 5300-2 True HEPA Air Purifier with PlasmaWave for $137.06 at Amazon (List price: $199.99).hOmeLabs 9-Gal Portable Dehumidifier with Drain Hose Outlet for $133.11 at Amazon (Coupon code: 25OFFSDS – List price: $177.48).Aicok 1400W 25,000rpm High Speed Blender with Tritan Pitcher for $89.53 at Amazon (Coupon code: Z9RYEZLX – List price: $146.77).Deik 22.2V 2-in-1 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner for $67.20 at Amazon (Coupon code: 97YVKT3D – List price: $84).Ancheer Folding Upright Exercise Bike for $107.99 at Amazon (Clip $8 Coupon – List price: $237.79).Ingersoll Rand W7150-K1 1/2-inch Hi-Torque Impact One Battery Kit for $233.07 at Amazon (List price: $650).Dr.meter Auto-Ranging Digital Clamp Multimeter for $18.98 at Amazon (Coupon code: 2CQPD4P4 – List price: $24.97).Tacklife CT01 Wire Tracker RJ11 RJ45 Line Finder Cable Tester for $15.78 at Amazon (Coupon code: YJEHCCZA – List price: $47.99).40-Foot 400 LED Globe Fairy String Lights for $5.99 at Amazon (Coupon code: WVOD7BZT – List price: $9.99).Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker Immersion Circulator (Bluetooth) for $99 at Amazon (List price: $149).Meterk EMF Electromagnetic Field Radiation Detector Meter for $21.64 at Amazon (Coupon code: T7FV6RM3 – List price: $37.97).Lightning Deal: $50 Apple iTunes Gift Card for $42.50 at Amazon.More Home Deals here.For more great deals go to TechBargains.last_img read more

Financial wellbeing case study roundup

first_imgA round-up of employer case studies around financial wellbeing:Police Mutual, a financial services provider for police and military employees, has given its 500 staff access to competitive loans, with monthly deductions coming straight from their pay packets. bit.ly/1TkJ2ZGLondon City Airport introduced a financial wellbeing app to help its 500 employees manage their money and save directly from their pay; it achieved a 15% take-up rate in the first month of the scheme’s launch. bit.ly/22f0MbdCoventry University has rejuvenated its financial education programme to increase employees’ financial understanding and raise awareness of the organisation’s total reward package. bit.ly/1OB6wcWThe University of Lincoln offers four different types of tailored financial wellbeing workshops twice a year for staff. Due to its popularity, the programme has also been extended to its student population. bit.ly/27vnmjSThe Kingfisher Group engages its 36,000 employees with retirement saving through a unique gaming app called Bolt to the finish, which is part of an integrated five-year campaign to raise awareness around pensions and savings. bit.ly/24X6FeJlast_img read more