Why BANT Stopped Working

first_imgFor decades BANT has served as a pretty good framework for qualifying opportunities. But it’s no longer the useful tool it once was.BUDGETUnless your dream client is already purchasing what you sell, they aren’t likely to have budget set aside for what you sell. This doesn’t mean they don’t have the money. It also doesn’t mean that they won’t spend the money.The companies you are calling on have the money they need for anything they believe is a priority. If it’s tied to their strategic objectives, they’ll find the money.How do you show your dream client that what you sell is what they need to achieve their goals and objectives?AUTHORITYThe idea of authority was used to help salespeople find the one person they need with the formal authority to bind their organization to a deal. This was useful before companies started buying on consensus. Now, there is no decision-maker. Instead, there are decision-makers. I’ve personally sat in a room with 14 stakeholders, all of whom could say no to a deal individually, none who could or would say yes individually.This doesn’t mean that you don’t need executive sponsorship. You do. You also need consensus.How do you find the stakeholders you need to build the consensus necessary so that the one person with the formal authority is willing to bind their organization to a contract?NEEDI’d love to tell you that your dream clients are desperately waiting for you to call on them. It would be wonderful if your dream client’s business would cease existing tomorrow without you and your solution. But your dream client will still exist tomorrow, with or without your solution.Many of your dream clients aren’t dissatisfied enough to change. This is why ideas like The Challenger Sale and Insight Selling are so sexy; they help you develop a need where none exists. Unless your dream client already buys what you sell, you need to create and develop the need.This is why you don’t like your leads. You now do the work of “need generation.”TIMEYou aren’t likely to find time as a factor. Your dream client can change today, but tomorrow works too. So does next quarter. Sure they’re leaving money on the table, but they’ve lived with their problems for so long they trust them more than they trust your solution. Your solution means change.Unless you tie what you sell to your dream client’s strategic objective, and unless your value proposition is compelling because the strategic goal is already compelling. The more you can prove that change is necessary and that sooner is better than later, the more urgency you create.last_img read more

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Something to prove

first_imgSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Alkhaldi eyes gold this time In the second game, Phoenix battles Meralco as the Fuel Masters hope to finally break through this season.However, coach Louie Alas isn’t ready to measure his squad against the top teams of the league just yet.Right now, he wants to look at the squads his team is realistically competitive against.“We must be able to beat teams we are supposed to beat,” Alas said in Filipino during the PBA’s recent media day.“That’s where we will start.”Phoenix goes into a second season with Calvin Abueva now fully absorbed into its system and with additions Alex Mallari and Dave Marcelo, Alas feels he has the pieces to finally take it to the big guns of the league.“We’re deeper now,” Alas said. “So I guess this season, we can really compete.”Alas, however, is grounding himself in reality—at least for now.“San Miguel, Ginebra, Purefoods and Alaska, those are real elite teams. We will try to compete as hard as we can against them,” said Alas. “But right now, the test will be to beat the teams that are in the same level as we are in. I’m not saying we’re better than the rest of the field. But we should be able to win the games we have to win against them.” LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Now if he can only earn the minutes to prove he can knock down big-time shots in the pros.“I spoke with coach Bong and he told me I will get my chance to prove myself,” Desiderio said in Filipino.He promises he hasn’t lost an ounce of the confidence and swagger that endeared him to a school that finally crawled out of collegiate basketball’s underbelly.“I’m going to be the same player,” said Desiderio. “What Blackwater is going through is the same as what UP went through when I was there. So I’m going to do my best to do with Blackwater what I helped achieve in UP.”Blackwater will unveil Desiderio at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum, where the Elite make their Philippine Cup debut against NorthPort.ADVERTISEMENT For someone picked fourth in a draft that was supposedly lacking in depth, Paul Desiderio will have some of the spotlight trained on him.Most of it will be residue sheen from his stint with University of the Philippines in the UAAP, where he capped a career that took on folk hero proportions by leading the Maroons to their first Finals stint in decades.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño View comments MOST READ LATEST STORIES But he doesn’t feel the pressure, just the challenge.“At this point, all I really want to gain is the experience,” Desiderio told the Inquirer during the recent PBA media day.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsHe knows he has to find his niche in Blackwater coach Bong Ramos’ system, a search that should be easier after the Elite dealt away Paul Zamar.Desiderio fits the Zamar profile. He is a gutsy playmaker who isn’t afraid to take shots. Even when he isn’t making them, he has enough self-faith to call game winners. TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionlast_img read more

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Lateral collateral ligament injury

first_imgA second degree injury is a partial tear with no firm endpoint when the joint is stressed, and a third degree is a complete tear of the ligament. A physical examination will be done to test the extent of damage. Some other tests may include an MRI or joint X-ray.Review Date:6/13/2010Reviewed By:Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; and C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.last_img

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Tim Cahill, leading goalscorer for Australia, takes international retirement

first_imgAustralia’s most decorated footballer Tim Cahill bid a goodbye to international football after a frustrating 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Cahill, who played his fourth World Cup, found himself on the pitch just once as he came on a substitute in Australia’s 2-0 loss to Peru.The 36-year-old has scored 50 international goals in the 107 times he has represented Australia. At the four World Cups he has played, Cahill has scored five goals, which means he has scored the most number of goals for Australia at the World Cup.Australia will be playing in the 2019 Asian Cup under new coach Graham Arnold and while they aim to defend their title in the United Arab Emirates, they will be now be without Cahill.Cahill’s decision was hardly unexpected given his age and the fact the Socceroos have a new coach.”Today’s the day that I’m officially hanging up my boots on my international career with the Socceroos,” Cahill said on his Twitter account on Tuesday. “No words can describe what it has meant to represent my country.”Massive thank you to everyone for the support throughout all my years wearing the Australian badge.”Todays the day that Im officially hanging up my boots on my international career with the Socceroos.No words can describe what it has meant to represent my country. Massive thank you to everyone for the support throughout all my years wearing the Australian badge. pic.twitter.com/gqnM1HWA7STIM CAHILL (@Tim_Cahill) July 17, 2018Cahill had also struggled to get playing time at club level in the last year, leaving A-league side Melbourne City last December before he signed with English second tier side Millwall — where he first came to prominence — in January.advertisementThe forward played just 10 games for the south-London side, mostly from the bench and former Socceroos’ coach Bert van Marwijk said that while Cahill’s talisman presence would be valuable, he was not guaranteed a spot in his World Cup squad.”He didn’t play a lot and it’s important that players have rhythm and play,” the Dutchman, who was only appointed for the World Cup campaign, said of Cahill’s struggles to get regular playing time.”But there always are exceptions. He’s a player who was very important for the national team in the qualification and in the playoffs.”Cahill’s ability to score goals at crucial times had emphasised his importance to the side throughout his 14-year international career.As a substitute he scored twice as the Socceroos beat Japan at the 2006 World Cup in Germany, earning the side their first win at the global showpiece.Most recently with the team struggling after a marathon qualifying campaign he scored twice, the second an injury-time winner, against Syria last year that propelled the Socceroos into the inter-continental playoff with Honduras.The goals, reminiscent of similar efforts against Qatar and Japan during the 2010 World Cup qualifying campaign, earned him special praise from then Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou.”Timmy was Timmy, that’s why he’s the greatest ever,” Postecoglou said at the time. “I said when he broke the hundred games he’s just a great Australian sportsman, beyond our sport.”Australia went on to beat Honduras 3-1 on aggregate to make their fourth successive World Cup finals.Cahill spent much of the tournament in Russia on the bench, but did earn his 107th cap when he replaced Tomi Juric in the second half of their 2-0 loss to the Peruvians.At the end of the game he was photographed tapping his wrist, which Australian media presciently suggested that “Timmy time” was over.(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

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Worn Out Wednesday – Ward Williams

first_imgToday we speak with Creative Director Ward Williams about his career and personal style. I was born and raised in the Mississippi Delta. The area is famous for producing some of the most colorful artists and generally strange people in the world. Because it was a riverbed at some point in history, farming is the prevailing industry. However, the culture is as bountiful and legendary as the crops grown there. My father was a cotton farmer and my mother a school administrator. I spent a large amount of my childhood listening to my father tell stories that I still don’t entirely believe to be true. I also spent a large amount of my childhood having my grammar corrected by my mother – who is an English teacher by trade. Perhaps it was my birthright to eventually become a writer of some sort?College kept me in Mississippi and eventually I made my way up the eastern seaboard to Virginia for graduate school. The next step was New York – a place where I never had any intention of living. That was eight years ago and I’m not sure I ever have any real intention of leaving – save for possible small stints in a handful of places.My career started in advertising as a junior copywriter at Ogilvy & Mather. Since then, I’ve worked at a variety of advertising agencies both large and small. I did my own thing for a while, took some time to write for myself, and enrolled in a couple of writing courses at NYU. Currently, I’m a creative director at Momentum Worldwide working primarily on the American Express account at my agency.I joke that my family and friends don’t really understand what I do. I’m not sure that joke is really that much of a joke. I don’t blame them though. At any time I could be doing something as simple as writing a print ad. At other times, I could be working on a livestream concert and fashion show during New York Fashion Week. Just last week, I was wearing a full body suit of green lycra Zentai on a sound stage in LA with a top ranked tennis player. I don’t try to make a lot of sense out of where my job takes me, but suffice to say, it keeps things interesting. It’s fun to find interesting and creative ways to tell a brand’s story – for now, at least.Until I eventually get around to selling that book I’ve been thinking about writing.Like any good Southerner, my style is traditional southern preppy (I think that’s a thing). However, I like to mix it up with interesting pieces. You’re not going to see me in head-to-toe Brooks Brothers and Vineyard Vines.Jeans: My absolute favorite jeans are a patched six-year-old pair from Simon Spurr; I have an equally old pair of Earnest Sewn skinny jeans that I wear at least two times a week. Oh, and slim fit jeans from UK brand, Jean Machine – they’re great. Related: I own too much denim.Shirts: I am pretty hard on shirts so I was happy to discover that the Small Slimfit Oxford at Uniqlo fits me perfectly. I also have a bunch of shirts by Michael Bastian – both his regular and Gant lines.Pants: In the winter, I live in a pair of Hickey flannels. They fit great and keep me warm. In the summer, if I’m not wearing jeans, I’m probably in a bright pair of Rugby (RIP) chinos or slim Rag & Bone five pocket khakis.Suits: The suit I wear the most is by Boglioni. I have an old Jil Sander suit that I sometimes wear as a tux when I’m not wearing my proper one.Shoes: If I could, I would live in Belgian’s. I love my suede wingtips from Massimo Dutti and cordovan tassel loafers by Hickey; for rain, my LL Bean Duckboots and for snow, Diemme Boots; the rest of the time it’s Quoddy topsiders and LL Bean Signature Bluchers.Accessories: I wear an old gold and silver Rolex Datejust, my father’s signet ring, and his monogramed gold belt buckle. I just recently discovered Steven Alan’s eyewear line and it’s fantastic. My everyday glasses are a pair of rose-colored vintage clear French frames from Fabulous Fannie’s in the East Village (that sentence annoyed me too). And I love a needlepoint belt and knit ties from Michael Bastian.Outerwear: Denim Jacket by Jean Machine and my trusty Barbour; North Face and Patagonia for skiing or freak NY snowstorms.Your favorite App: Sure, Instagram and Google Maps get a lot of use on my phone but if you have a four-legged creature in your life, MyTalkingPet is endlessly amusing.Favorite piece of technology: Even with cable, I’m pretty attached to my AppleTV.Next tech purchase: I’m toying with getting a Jawbone UP bracelet, but I’m not quite prepared to face the reality of my sleep cycle – just yet. Dirtbag Style Guide: 5 Lessons That Apply to Everyone Getting to Know the Lithuanian Beer Scene Tattoo Ideas for Men (For When You Have No Idea) The Best Father and Son Matching Outfits Pairing the English Premier League Soccer Teams with Craft Beers from the United States Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

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US Embassy Donates Computer Equipment to OCG

first_imgStory Highlights The Office of the Contractor- General (OCG) has received computers and related equipment, valued at US80,000, to assist in enhancing its operational capabilities. The donation, from the United States (US) Embassy’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) Section, includes 50 desktop computers, six computer monitors, six personal scanners, four flatbed scanners, two network projectors, one multifunctional printer, five keyboards, three computer desks and five executive chairs. In addition to providing computer equipment, the US Embassy has sponsored training of OCG personnel in contract and procurement fraud; effective integration and statement analysis; obtaining, managing and searching electronic evidence; digital forensics and fraud examination; investigative search strategies; digital forensic examination, among other areas. The Office of the Contractor- General (OCG) has received computers and related equipment, valued at US80,000, to assist in enhancing its operational capabilities.The donation, from the United States (US) Embassy’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) Section, includes 50 desktop computers, six computer monitors, six personal scanners, four flatbed scanners, two network projectors, one multifunctional printer, five keyboards, three computer desks and five executive chairs.Speaking at the handover ceremony held at his office in St. Andrew on Monday (June 19), Contractor General, Dirk Harrison, said the donation will boost the overall Information and Communications Technology (ICT) capacity of the office in the fight against corruption.“In order to effectively combat corruption, one must ensure that anti-corruption institutions and actors are equipped with the requisite skill set, expertise, tools and knowledge,” he pointed out.In addition to providing computer equipment, the US Embassy has sponsored training of OCG personnel in contract and procurement fraud; effective integration and statement analysis; obtaining, managing and searching electronic evidence; digital forensics and fraud examination; investigative search strategies; digital forensic examination, among other areas.Meanwhile, outgoing United States Ambassador to Jamaica, Luis G. Moreno, said the fight against corruption is vital, noting that the scourge has far-reaching impact on economic growth, international reputation and social stability.Mr. Moreno, who will complete his tour of duty in Jamaica at the end of June, said the country is making progress in its anti-corruption agenda, but said that there is still some work to be done in terms of holding people accountable.The attendees at the handover ceremony included Mission Director for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Maura Barry Boyle; Deputy Chief of Mission for the US Embassy, Eric Khant; Head of the INL Section, Garth Hall, along with other representatives from the Embassy and the OCG.last_img read more

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Rosneft Readies Shuttle Tanker Ice Breaker Orders at Zvezda

first_imgzoom Russian oil major Rosneft plans to order reinforced ice-class shuttle tankers from the Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex currently under development.Namely, Rosneft, Rosnefteflot and Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex signed today an agreement of intent that envisages placing orders with Zvezda Shipbuilding for shuttle tankers of Arc6-Arc7 ice class and 70,000 deadweight tons.According to the agreement, the parties will jointly develop the technical documentation – the tanker specifications and determine the list of manufacturers of basic equipment.The Russian-flagged shuttle tankers vessels will transport oil from Rosneft’s Arctic fields, the company said.The number of the tankers will be specified after the development of technical documentation and definition of core technical characteristics of the fleet.Furthermore, Rosneft teamed up with Rosmorport Federal State Unitary Enterprise to cooperate in placing orders for the construction of ice breakers with the draft of about 3 meters and 6.4 MW power and ice-class auxiliary vessels.Following to the agreement, Rosmorport will place an order for construction of one shallow-draft ice breaker at the Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex with an option for three more.The ice breakers will be used to escort vessels in Russian Federation ports and port approaches, including for the need of marine terminals operated by Rosneft.The ice breaker construction would enable the shipyard to expand its product range and gain additional experience in building ice-breakers and ice-class vessels.Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex is being created on the basis of the Zvezda Far Eastern Shipyard by a consortium comprising Rosneftegaz, Rosneft and Gazprombank.The initial workload of the shipyard is secured by Rosneft, which signed an exclusive agreement with the shipyard on placing orders for new vessels and related marine equipment.last_img read more

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Assistance for Bay Ferries Limited

first_imgThe government of Nova Scotia is helping to maintain and promote an important transportation link between Yarmouth and Maine with an investment of $2.5 million dollars over two years in Bay Ferries Limited. “The provincial government is making this investment for the economic well-being of southwestern Nova Scotia,” said Len Goucher, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Heritage. “Supporting the Bay Ferries Cat service will contribute to the regional and provincial tourism industry.” Yarmouth continues to be a strategic entry point for visitors to Nova Scotia, especially for those from the United States. Bay Ferries Limited operates the Cat high-speed ferry between Yarmouth and two ports in Maine — Bar Harbor and Portland. “This investment in the Yarmouth to Maine ferry will help our company maintain service through a period of challenging marketing conditions for Canada and U.S. travel,” said Mark MacDonald, president and CEO of Bay Ferries. Over the past 10 years, there has been a 30 per cent decline in U.S. visitation to Canada. Confusion about passport requirements, the strong Canadian dollar and high gas prices are among the conditions causing the trend. Tourism, Culture and Heritage and the Atlantic Canada Tourism Partnership also invested $650,000 earlier this year to continue a long-standing marketing partnership with the company. The funding was used for television, newspaper, magazine and online advertising in New York, Boston and along the Eastern seaboard to help increase visitor traffic. Mr. Goucher has met with tourism operators and others in Yarmouth to discuss challenges in attracting visitors to the area. The department is designating a new travel region called Yarmouth and Acadian Shore to highlight the area in its marketing materials, such as the Doers and Dreamers Guide.last_img read more

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Weather affects restaurant evaluation

first_imgWhat makes people rate a restaurant positively? More than food, it is the weather that matters, say researchers. A study suggests that customers left more negative remarks on comment cards on days when it was raining than on days when it was dry. “Restaurant managers may see more than the usual bad reviews on certain days, and it may have nothing to do with the service or the quality of the food,” said co-author of the study Milos Bujisic, Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University. Also Read – An income drop can harm brain”Restaurants can’t control the weather, but it may affect how customers review them,” he added. For the study, published in the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research, the researchers examined the comment cards left at 32 Florida restaurants. The researchers rated the comments on a five-point scale from 1 (very negative) to 5 (very positive). They also examined weather data from the National Climatic Data Center for each restaurant’s location on the days the comment cards were left. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardThey examined 14 different weather variables, but only three were related to customer comments – rain, temperature and barometric pressure. Higher temperatures – which in Florida can often mean it is uncomfortably hot –were linked to more negative comments. Higher barometric pressure was also connected to negative comments in Florida, which is also probably different from much of the country, the researchers said, because rising pressure is often associated with fair weather. In an another experiment, 158 people from around the country who visited a restaurant within the last 24 hours were asked to rate and describe the weather conditions right before their restaurant visit. The results showed that people who described the weather as more pleasant also rated their mood more positively. Better moods – and not the weather itself – were related to more positive word-of-mouth.last_img read more

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French Minister Calls for Strengthening of Ties With Morocco in Frances

Rabat – Rachida Dati, former French Minister of Justice who is of Algerian-Moroccan descent, has called upon France to “strengthen ties” with Morocco, which she sees as her country’s best ally in the fight against terrorism.In an announcement published Monday on the site LesEchos.fr, Dati stated that Morocco can serve to change the image of Islam in the public eye. “It is more necessary than ever to highlight the experiences that can serve as an antidote to a perverted [version of] Islam,” she said.Dati praised Morocco for its successes, as well as the benefits it has given to its citizens by enabling them to “control their destiny, to access knowledge and culture, and to participate effectively in the fight against discrimination of any kind.” Dati hopes that, using Morocco as a positive example of Islamic government and society, Morocco and France can form a stronger political bond in the fight against terrorism.France has been the target of several terroristm attacks in the past few years, including the murder of a Catholic priest, the truck attack in Nice, shootings in Paris last November, and the shooting at Charlie Hebdo in January of 2015. read more

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Security Council extends mandate of UN office in Burundi

19 December 2007Commending Burundi’s efforts to consolidate stability and achieve national reconciliation, the Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations Integrated Office in that country, known as BINUB, until the end of next December. Commending Burundi’s efforts to consolidate stability and achieve national reconciliation, the Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations Integrated Office in that country, known as BINUB, until the end of next December. In a unanimously-adopted resolution, the 15-member body approved the renewal of the Office which was opened on 2 January this year to replace the peacekeeping mission known as the UN Operation in Burundi (ONUB). While noting the progress made in the small Great Lakes nation towards rebuilding after decades of conflict, the Council pointed out that it must overcome challenges, particularly the completion of the peace process with the Forces Nationales de Libération (Palipehutu-FNL), the last major rebel hold-out group. In July, the group withdrew from the Joint Verification and Monitoring Mechanism (JVMM) set up to monitor a ceasefire it signed with the Government last year. Today’s resolution urged the Palipehutu-FNL to return to the JVMM “without delay or preconditions and to immediately release all children associated with it,” and urged both sides to last year’s Comprehensive Ceasefire Agreement to “refrain from any action that might lead to a resumption of hostilities.” In a report late last month, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned that Burundi’s deteriorating political condition could roll back progress towards establishing a lasting peace. “The political crises and institutional paralysis, along with the blockage in the peace process, underscores the fragility of the situation and the continued need for vigilance,” he wrote. read more

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UN investigator into Lebanese PMs assassination meets Syrian officials

Serge Brammertz, who leads the International Independent Investigation Commission (IIIC) into the February 2005 bombing that also killed 22 other people, is now back in Beirut, the spokesman told reporters in New York.“The Commission said that Brammertz had a good and constructive meeting in Syria. The discussion focused on cooperation on pending, new and future requests,” said spokesman Stephane Dujarric, adding that Syria’s Foreign Minister was among those involved in the meeting.In related news, Mr. Dujarric said that the Lebanese Government had sent two senior judges to New York to continue discussions with the UN Secretariat on the nature and scope of international assistance needed for those charged with Mr. Hariri’s killing “to be tried before a tribunal with an international character.”Mr. Brammertz was named to head the IIIC in January, succeeding Detlev Mehlis who had led the Commission since it was set up in May 2005 after a UN mission found Lebanon’s earlier investigations flawed and Syria primarily responsible for the political tension preceding the murder.When naming Mr. Brammertz IIIC chief, Secretary-General Kofi Annan reiterated his “unwavering commitment to support the work of the Commission to fulfil its mandate to assist the Lebanese authorities to bring to justice the perpetrators of this crime.”The IIIC’s latest report, released in December 2005, said that converging evidence pointed to both Syrian and Lebanese involvement in the crime, described 19 unidentified suspects of both nationalities and urged improved Syrian cooperation with the probe. read more

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Senior Day setback Buckeyes fall to Bellarmine in OT at the Shoe

The Ohio State men’s lacrosse team (7-7) fell 14-13 to the Bellarmine University Knights (9-6) in overtime Saturday at Ohio Stadium. Unfortunately for eight Buckeyes, it was Senior Day and the last home game of the regular season.“Certainly not the outcome you hope on Senior Day,” coach Nick Myers said. “I’m proud of the way the kids fought, battling back when they were down, but 14 goals is too many.”In the first half the Buckeyes and Knights were tied at 2-2. The Buckeyes were on the board first with a goal from Dominique Alexander. The Knights rallied back as they scored two goals in one minute.Both teams struggled with scoring goals in the first half of the game and the Buckeyes were down 4-3 going into halftime.It was not a matter of the Buckeyes having possession of the ball in the first half, as they outshot the Knights 41 to 34. On the other side, Buckeye senior goalie Brandon Freeman had 14 saves.Both teams were much more aggressive in the third quarter, scoring a combined 10 goals.This resulted in four ties and each team momentarily taking a two-goal lead.Despite four goals from freshman Dominique Alexander and senior James Green and a five-point game from rookie Logan Schuss, the Buckeyes couldn’t win it in overtime.The four-goal game matched Green’s career high and gave him 100 points as a Buckeye.“This was tough, the last time playing in the big ‘Shoe,” senior Mario Ventiquattro said. “I’m trying to soak it in right now.”The Buckeyes will end their regular season on the road next weekend against North Carolina in Chapel Hill Saturday at noon. read more

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Hexagon Mining success story across its range at Cuajone and Toquepala

first_imgAt HxGN LIVE 2016, Hexagon Mining nominated its customer, Grupo México, as a Shaping Smart Change honoree. Nominees are celebrated annually at the event for using Hexagon technology to push the boundaries of innovation. In the Peruvian Andes, Grupo’s subsidiary, Southern Peru Copper Corporation, is applying Hexagon Mining technology with outstanding results. The company invited Hexagon to document this success story at Southern Peru’s Cuajone and Toquepala mines, which are among the biggest copper mines in the world.While its IDS radar and Leica total stations monitor slope stability, MineSight and Jigsaw help Southern Peru to achieve among the lowest production costs in the world. From Q4 2015 to Q4 2016, Southern Peru increased operating performance (EBITDA) by 90.6%. During the same period, net income rose by 182.7%. The company cut the operating cash cost per pound of copper by 14.2% to 95 cents, making it the highest margin major copper producer in the world.During a visit to the mines, Hexagon Mining interviewed users of its solutions, including mine managers, and directors of operations. Their feedback encompassed fleet management, mine planning, ore control, drill and blast, and integration. Here are some highlights:“Having as many programs, accessories or tools, as possible in one single platform is very beneficial because you get integrity of information. The data is more reliable and therefore the work one performs will have a greater level of certainty.”“Since we got the unified software from Hexagon – Leica, MineSight – we’ve been able to make the day-to-day decisions in real time. We’ve been able to substantially reduce time.”“Here at the mine we use Jigsaw. Here on the left we have trips to fuelling station – the percentage of fuel in the tank. And based on that, we send the truck to the fuelling station. This has made it so that instead of sending a truck to the pump 60 times in a month, we only send it 22 times, so the truck is being productive rather than spending time going to the pump unnecessarily.”“Using MineSight in particular, we’ve been able to reduce execution times. This is a process that’s been in place for a number of years, and it’s allowed us to make these time savings and make better use of human resources.”last_img read more

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Too soon The best Twitter reactions to Eamon Gilmores resignation

first_img🙁 Source: Nicky Ryan/Twitter Eamon, did u collect the eggs— Nicky Ryan (@NickyRyan_) May 26, 2014 Source: Trendsmap Dublin/Twitter Whoops! We couldn’t find this Tweet Will there be a #taoiseachfleeshock to match #slánaiste?— Daragh O Brien (@daraghobrien) May 26, 2014 BLAMIN’ GILMORE— Alan (@alan_maguire) May 26, 2014 Can we have some sort of legally enforceable moratorium on “Unhappy Gilmore” jokes for the afternoon, please? Thanks.— Colm Tobin (@colmtobin) May 26, 2014 Source: Not The RTÉ Guide/Twitter Source: Doug Whelan/Twitter Whoops! We couldn’t find this Tweet But most importantly… Source: Daragh O Brien/Twitter I hope Gilmore’s statement is about postcodes.— John Moynes (@JohnMoynes) May 26, 2014center_img Going to start a band and call it Eamon Gilmore Girls.— zero doug thirty (@Dougwhelan) May 26, 2014 Some took inspiration from the whole debacle Source: Colm Tobin/Twitter There were puns. Puns everywhere RTÉ have installed a revolving door in the Drivetime studio to allow every member of the Labour Party to distance themselves from Gilmore.— Not The RTÉ Guide (@YourRTEGuide) May 26, 2014 Source: Alan/Twitter Source: John Moynes/Twitter Many were vying for his job Most impressively, the #slanaiste hashtag was born TÁNAISTE EAMON GILMORE has stepped down as the leader of the Labour party following the party’s disastrous performance in the local election.Needless to say, it was all Twitter could talk about this afternoon.Speculation was rife before the announcement #slanaiste is now trending in #Dublin http://t.co/zjsRKf4VxQ— Trendsmap Dublin (@TrendsDublin) May 26, 2014 Eamon Gilmore resigns as Labour Party leader>Here’s how Labour will select their new leaders>last_img read more

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Surpoids et obésité un morceau de chromosome mis en cause

first_imgSurpoids et obésité : un morceau de chromosome mis en causeFrance – Une équipe de chercheurs issus de toute l’Europe a découvert que la perte d’un tout petit morceau du chromosome 16 pouvait multiplier par cinquante le risque de développer un surpoids ou une obésité sévère. Cette micro-délétion du chromosome pourrait expliquer près d’1% des cas d’obésité.L’étude a été réalisée par le Pr Froguel, chercheur à l’Institut Pasteur de Lille, en collaboration avec des chercheurs de l’Imperial College de Londres, du Centre hospitalier universitaire vaudois de Lausanne et dix autres groupes de recherche européens. Si l’obésité est reliée à un mode de vie et une alimentation déséquilibrés, une trentaine de gènes seraient impliqués dans le risque de la développer, à hauteur de 10 à 50% par gène.À lire aussiPourquoi le café donne-t-il envie de faire caca ?Les chercheurs se sont donc intéressés au chromosome 16 et aux conséquences de l’absence d’un petit fragment. Cette micro-délétion a déjà été associée à l’autisme et aux retards scolaires et modifie l’expression de trente gènes différents. Les chercheurs ont donc analysé l’ADN de 16.000 Européens d’âge et de poids différents. Dix-neuf portaient l’anomalie du chromosome 16 et ont développé un surpoids pendant l’enfance et l’adolescence, jusqu’à devenir obèses à l’âge adulte. L’anomalie ne concernerait qu’une personne sur mille en moyenne, mais pourrait expliquer près de 1% des cas d’obésité sévère. Le risque pour les porteurs de la micro-délétion de développer une obésité sévère à l’âge adulte serait multiplié par cinquante. Cette découverte ouvre la voie à une détection génétique de l’obésité dès l’enfance, afin de mettre en place très vite des mesures préventives. La détection, par extension, pourrait s’étendre aux maladies liées à l’obésité, comme le diabète et l’hypertension. Mais l’étude montre aussi que l’obésité peut se relier aux maladies neurologiques comportementales puisque l’anomalie est aussi reliée aux troubles du développement neurologique.Le 4 février 2010 à 12:03 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Vaccin contre la grippe les Français hésitent

first_imgVaccin contre la grippe : les Français hésitentFrance – Comme chaque année à l’approche de l’hiver, une vaste campagne de vaccination contre la grippe saisonnière est menée. Cette année pourtant, les Français semblent hésiter.Le passage de la grippe A l’hiver dernier semble avoir touché de nombreux Français, qui hésitent aujourd’hui à se faire vacciner contre la grippe saisonnière. Tous se rappellent le fiasco du vaccin anti-H1N1 de 2009. “Il paraît qu’ils recyclent le vaccin H1N1 que personne n’a voulu l’an dernier. Leur cocktail Molotov, très peu pour moi” confie un homme au Figaro.À lire aussiVaricelle, perturbateurs endocriniens et Facebook, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 13 juinEt le quotidien d’expliquer qu’en fait, aujourd’hui, la souche du virus H1N1 a juste été rajoutée au vaccin contre la grippe saisonnière. Le Dr Jean-Marie Cohen essaie lui aussi de rassurer tout le monde : “Contrairement à la rumeur, le vaccin saisonnier n’a pas été fabriqué à partir des stocks restants de vaccin pandémique. On ne déconditionne pas ces produits”. La campagne de vaccination 2010/2011 est donc prête, et plus de 12,5 millions d’assurés sont invités à se faire piquer gratuitement, en particulier les retraités.L’Institut national d’études démographiques rappelle que le nombre de personnes décédées de la grippe en 40 ans a été divisé par 10, depuis l’arrivée d’un vaccin efficace. De quoi convaincre les plus sceptiques des Français.Le 5 octobre 2010 à 10:56 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Make Your Own Watch Dogs Legion Music With Ubisoft and JGLs New

first_imgStay on target Hands-On: ‘Ghost Recon: Breakpoint’ Has Something for EverybodyHere’s the Heartwarming Reason Why ‘Just Dance’ Is Still on Wii Last year Ubisoft tried to convince us that the long-awaited Beyond Good and Evil 2 will in fact be an actual video game and not Michel Ancel’s shared delusion fever dream. We got a splashy new CGI trailer promising large-scale space battles, cursing monkey men, and early gameplay that looks like it won’t be possible until the next generation of consoles. However, we also got the weird news that Ubisoft is partnering with actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt and his sketchy art collaboration/grift website HitRecord to crowdsource various assets for the game.Beyond Good and Evil 2 still doesn’t exist. But rather than just twiddle their thumbs, Ubisoft is keeping this JGL partnership going for a game that’s coming out in just a few months. Through HitRecord, you can write your own music for Watch Dogs Legion.In Watch Dogs Legion players control members of hacker collective DedSec in a hellish future London that basically already exists right now. Instead of controlling a single hero, the game’s whole gimmick is recruiting an endless amount of NPCs to command and using their unique skills. Sneak around as a retired secret agent or wreck shop as an anarchist grandma.With so many characters, we can understand why the development team must be pretty busy. So with HitRecord, they’re crowdsourcing the music to fans. Through the website you can contribute melodies and lyrics in the various genres the game is looking for. And thankfully the payment structure is much clearer this time. Watch Dogs Legion won’t launch until next March. But next January anyone whose contributions made it into the final game will receive up to $2,000 based on how much work was ultimately used.So if you want to participate in something as dystopian as “multi-million dollar cyberpunk video game asks fan community to make the music” and get paid for it, start cranking out some tunes for Watch Dogs Legion. Maybe next time we can pick the next celebrity in Cyberpunk 2077, although we still would’ve gone with Keanu Reeves.last_img read more

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Funtastic responds to lawsuit over Ferris wheel fall

first_imgPORT TOWNSEND — The company being sued after three people fell from a Ferris wheel in Port Townsend has responded to the federal lawsuit, denying any negligence or liability.The Peninsula Daily News reported Tuesday that Fun-Tastic Shows of Oregon says it is the fault of Shawn Swartwood, her partner Crystal Groth and Groth’s 7-year-old son, Mikhail Groth Swartwood, that they were all injured in the May 18 fall.The Port Townsend family members initially filed a lawsuit in Jefferson County Superior Court against the ride operator for damages for pain and suffering, medical expenses and lost income, but it was moved to federal court.The three were riding a 40-foot Ferris wheel when the gondola flipped upside-down, dumping them roughly 15 feet onto the ride’s metal platform.The Ferris wheel in question has been put back into service.last_img read more

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