On Shaping the Battlefield

first_imgIt’s tough to win on a battlefield that has been shaped by your competitor. If your competitor has built the relationships, if they have a presence, and if they helped to develop the request for proposal, they have an enormous advantage. If you only discovered an opportunity by receiving a request for proposal or an inquiry, the prospect asking you to compete for their business is already deep into their buying process. And your competitor has likely already been chosen, even if it hasn’t yet been made official (and even if there is still going to be a contest).You are way behind in this sort of competition. Your competitor has already won the prospect’s hearts and minds. Your competitor has spent the time shaping your prospect’s needs through the discovery process, and much of the time the request you receive is only the buyer validating a decision they have already made.This is an impossibly difficult position from which to win an opportunity, mostly because you haven’t done the work to deserve to win.You Shape Future BattlefieldsYou are better off spending your time shaping future battlefields than trying to win battles that have already been decided.You shape the battlefields for future contests by getting there first and taking the high ground. You nurture the relationships, you make yourself known as a value creator, and you build trust. You win hearts and minds before there is every a contest, so that you can win the opportunity before there is ever a contest.You develop your client’s needs early in their buying process, helping them build the solution that will work for them. You don’t lose contests in which your competitor has shaped the battlefield because their solution is necessarily better than yours; you lose the contest because you weren’t there when it was developed.It’s critical that you get in front of opportunities. You do that by getting to your dream clients before they are dissatisfied, when they aren’t yet dissatisfied but should be, or when they are just recognizing their needs—not when they have just had the battlefield shaped by your competitor.Doing the difficult work of selling, getting their first and shaping the battlefield, makes the outcome of the contest all but inevitable. Believing that there is an easier way and avoiding the difficult work of selling also makes the outcome inevitable—just not in a positive way.QuestionsIn what stage of the sales cycle or buying cycle is the deal really won or lost? Why?How do you shape the battlefield in a way that allows you to win before there is a contest?What can you do to prevent your competitors from shaping the battlefields that are the hearts and minds of your dream clients? Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

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The Leadership Playbook: What a Consultant Can’t Do For You

first_imgEven though a consultant can give you advice, show you where the pitfalls lie and help you see the trade-offs in the choices available to you, ultimately, you have to make a decision. Just because you paid someone for their advice in no way obliges you to take it, and following that advice just because you paid for it is a poor decision.The person who you trust as an advisor may provide you with the lenses through which to see new possibilities, but you are responsible for the vision. If you are not on fire for something different, for something better, for something bigger, bolder, and more meaningful, no one else is going to catch fire.A consultant cannot lead on your behalf. Even if they provide you with the ideas you need, you have to lead the execution of those ideas. Your team doesn’t work for the person that provides you counsel; you are responsible for leading them. If you aren’t willing to lead the change you want, you won’t have that change.A consultant cannot hold your people accountable for anything for which you are not willing to hold them accountable. If you are not willing to ensure that something is done, it won’t be done. Real change comes from the will to break from the past and insist on a certain future. You have to hold people accountable for new beliefs, new behaviors, and new outcomes.A consultant can provide you with new ideas, new possibilities, new strategies, new tactics, and the new beliefs you need to produce better results. The work to produce those results, from deciding to executing to making adjustments to producing new results belongs to you as a leader.Ultimately, you are responsible for the future you are building. Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

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Giant ancient amphibian was bigger than a human

first_imgBefore dinosaurs came along, one of Earth’s top predators was a salamanderlike amphibian that lived in tropical areas of the supercontinent Pangaea. Fossils unearthed from a 30- to 40-centimeter-thick bone bed in southern Portugal suggest the creature was more than 2 meters long, weighed as much as 100 kilograms, and had a broad flat head the size and shape of a toilet seat. The newly described species (artist’s representation shown), which lived between 220 million and 230 million years ago, was one of the largest in a group of amphibians known as metoposaurs and is the first known in this region from well-preserved fossils, the researchers report online today in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. The species has been dubbed Metoposaurus algarvensis to honor the Algarve region of Portugal, where the fossils were unearthed. (Even though the genus name contains the Greek word saur, which translates as “lizard,” these creatures and their kin were amphibians.) The 4-square-meter area of the bone bed already excavated has yielded 10 skulls and hundreds of remains, suggesting that the creatures became concentrated in one area and then died when the lake they inhabited dried up, the researchers say. Because the beasts had spindly limbs probably insufficient to support their weight, they likely remained in the water most of the time, feeding on fish but possibly snacking on small ancestors of dinosaurs or mammals that wandered too near the waterside. Similar bone beds that include other species of metoposaurs have been found in what are now Africa, Europe, and North America—a hint that climate at the time was highly unpredictable and prone to lengthy droughts.*Correction, 24 March, 4:20 p.m.: The headline has been revised to reflect the fact that this creature was not a salamander but a salamanderlike amphibian, as described in the text.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more

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Cost of permits for Indian textile expats to go down

first_imgIndian expatriates at textiles and apparels subsector will enjoy reduced workers’ permit fees from Sh200,000 to Sh10,000 by the end of this month.Industry, Trade and Co-operatives Cabinet Secretary Adan Mohamed said the incentive is aimed at enabling factories making garments for export to source for specialised skills abroad thereby enabling the expatriates transfer the skills to local workers.Read it at Nation Related Itemslast_img

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Lady Realtors notch 1st win

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Anisova fired 11 kills for 13 points while Field and Lastimosa chipped in 11 markers apiece for the Lady Realtors, who dominated the blocking department, 8-2.Despite the win, Sta. Lucia Realty head coach Jerry Yee said the Lady Realtors still have to work on minimizing their errors and solidifying their defense to survive.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Madami pa rin kaming errors and lapses then, hindi pa rin nagko-connect ang setter at middle hitters natin. Buti nalang nandiyan ‘yung ibang imports natin na kayang-kaya ‘yung outside hits (We had too many errors and lapses and our setter and middle hitters haven’t really connected yet. It’s a good thing our imports were there and they kept making outside hits),” said Yee.“Ang hirap noon kapag natalo pa kami. So, kahit papaano may konting pressure doon (It would have been more difficult if we lost. So there was a bit of pressure). We needed a win so we got a win,” he added. “Ito ang mga baby steps namin so we’ll take it (These are our baby steps and we’ll take it).” Pacquiao wannabe plucks gold for Cebu; Aklan rules in the pool View comments LATEST STORIES John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Dimdim Pacres scored nine points while Carla Sandoval and Caitlyn Viray tallied eight markers each for winless UST. MOST READcenter_img Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Pam Lastimosa hammers a point for Sta. Lucia.Sta. Lucia Realty finally barged into the win column, making short work of Victoria Sports-University of Santo Tomas, 25-19, 25-21, 25-19, Tuesday in the Chooks to-Go-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Lady Realtors banked on the trio of Ukranian reinforcement Dana Anisova, Canadian Marisa Field and local star Pam Lastimosa in clinching their first victory in this prestigious club league.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more

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World Cup: Appropriate security for Pakistan in Mohali

first_imgThe security for the India-Pakistan World Cup semi-final in Mohali will have a changed security arrangement with Shahid Afridi’s team being provided ‘appropriate’ security cover, tournament director Ratnakar Shetty said here on Friday.Asked if the India-Pakistan game was the biggest challenge of the tournament, Shetty told Mail Today: “I don’t think it is the biggest challenge. Yes, it is a challenge because the security issues changed slightly as compared to earlier matches. Each country has its own security perceptions which the government decides; we don’t decide.” Shetty said that the home ministry of India has been monitoring the security aspect of the World Cup that is being hosted in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh as well.When asked if the Pakistani team is being provided additional security, Shetty said: “I don’t know what the meaning of extra security is. But whatever is appropriate and what is needed, that is what the government provides.”I am extremely happy that home ministry has been proactive on a day-to-day basis and has been guiding the security arrangements. Indian venues gave full support to the advice that was given to them by security agencies,” he said.Shetty disclosed that the World Cup organising committee wanted to have a common visa for easy criss-crossing of the teams, the media and the others involved with the tournament.”We tried that. But all three countries had different issues. One must accept the fact that the ground realities in Asian countries are not the same as people would like it and, therefore, it is the governments that decide the course of action,” he said.advertisementlast_img read more

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Going out early will be “failure”, says Croatia’s Luka Modric

first_imgReal Madrid midfielder Luka Modric wants his Croatia team to have secured a place in the knockout stages of Euro 2016 before they take on champions Spain in their final Group D clash.Modric was part of the Croat side who went out in the group stages after a defeat by Spain four years ago. He believes it would be “a failure” for this country if they did not progress this time with four of the third-placed teams going through.EVEN GROUPAnte Cacic’s men open their account against Turkey in Paris on Sunday and take on the Czech Republic five days later in Saint Etienne before the big clash with Spain in Bordeaux on June 21.”We have a very difficult group,” Modric said in an interview with the Marca newspaper on Thursday. “The key will be our first game, because if we win, it would ease our path. That was not enough for Croatia four years ago.”It would be a failure for us not to progress from the group stages.”At Euro 2012, Croatia won their opening game against Ireland 3-1 and drew 1-1 with Italy. But they went out of the competition after a late Jesus Navas goal in a 1-0 defeat to Spain.Modric, who played in that match, said: “It was Spain’s most difficult game of that whole tournament. We played well but we were unlucky.”Spain are one of the top teams in the world. I hope that when we play Spain in our final group game, we are already through to the next round.”advertisementThe midfielder made 44 appearances in all competitions to help Real finish runners-up in La Liga and win the Champions League this season. He is still looking for success with the national side.”What I’m missing in my career is to do something big for Croatia and to win La Liga,” he said.Playing a major tournament in France brings back good memories for Modric and Croatia. The Croats lost in the semi-finals of the 1998 World Cup to host nation France before beating the Netherlands to finish third.”It was historic,” Modric said. “What that team did was extraordinary. “I hope returning to France brings us luck and we can repeat a similar result.”last_img read more

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BMW 7 Series facelift, BMW X7 launched in India

first_imgGerman luxury carmaker BMW has launched the 7 Series facelift and the new X7 SUV in India. While BMW 7 Series facelift price starts at Rs 1.22 crore (ex-showroom), BMW X7 has been introduced at Rs 98.90 lakh (ex-showroom).BMW 7 Series facelift is available in petrol, diesel and plug-in-hybrid options. The updated model has been launched in six variants and below are their prices (ex-showroom).– BMW 730Ld Design Pure Excellence (diesel) – Rs 1.22 crore– BMW 730Ld Design Pure Excellence Signature (diesel) – Rs 1.31 crore– BMW 730Ld M Sport (diesel) – Rs 1.35 crore– BMW 740Li Design Pure Excellence (petrol) – Rs 1.35 crore– BMW 745Le xDrive (plug-in-hybrid, CBU) – Rs 1.65 crore– BMW M760Li xDrive (petrol, CBU) – Rs 2.42 croreBMW 745Le xDrive plug-in hybrid variant comes with a new lithium-ion battery and the electric drive produces 108 hp and 265 Nm of torque. There is also a BMW TwinPower Turbo 3-litre 6-cylinder petrol engine delivering 286 hp and 450 Nm of torque. The two units together make 384 hp and 600 Nm of torque.BMW 730Ld gets a 3-litre 6-cylinder diesel engine that makes 265 hp and 620 Nm of torque. BMW 740Li is powered by a 3-litre 6-cylinder petrol mill that churns out 340 hp and 450 Nm of torque. BMW M760Li comes with a 6-litre 12-cylinder M Performance petrol engine delivering 609 hp and 850 Nm of torque.In terms of design, the 7 Series facelift now comes with enlarged double kidney grille. There are adaptive LED headlights with BMW laserlight technology. The 2019 edition gets coupe-like roofline and chrome trim at the bottom. At the rear, there is a thin light strip positioned below the chrome band and it stretches across the entire width connecting the tail lights. The cabin is spacious and has features like leather upholstery, ambient lighting, ambient air package, panoramic glass roof, four-zone automatic climate control, electrically adjustable seats, 12.3-inch digital instrument display and 10.25 inch control display.advertisementBMW X7 is available in two variants, one each in petrol and diesel. Below are the prices (ex-showroom).– BMW X7 xDrive30d Design Pure Excellence Signature (diesel) – Rs 98.90 lakh– BMW X7 xDrive40i (petrol, CBU) – Rs 98.90 lakhThe new BMW X7 gets a 3-litre 6-cylinder petrol engine that produces 340 hp and 450 Nm of torque. The 3-litre 6-cylinder diesel engine delivers 265 hp and 620 Nm of torque.Like several other BMW models, X7 SUV also gets the company’s iconic kidney grille. It boasts of BMW laserlight technology with blue X-shaped elements. At the rear, one will come across slim LED lights and two-section split tailgate. The cabin is spacious and comes with automatic air conditioning having five-zone control, sky lounge panoramic glass sunroof, 12.3-inch digital instrument display and 12.3-inch control display.ALSO READ | Kia Seltos mileage figures outALSO READ | Kia Seltos variants explainedALSO READ | Kia Seltos starts reaching dealers, will go on display at showrooms soonlast_img read more

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Georgia To Host 5-Star Rakim Jarrett On Crucial Visit

first_imgGeorgia's live mascot Uga on the field attached to a leash.JACKSONVILLE, FL – OCTOBER 28: The Georgia Bulldogs mascot ‘Uga’ barks in the end zone during a game against the Florida Gators at Alltel Stadium on October 28, 2006 in Jacksonville, Florida. Florida defeated Georgia 21-14. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)It’s still early in the 2020 recruiting process, but the Georgia Bulldogs haven’t gotten off to the same fast start as some of their SEC rivals. They’ll have a chance to catapult to the top of recruiting rankings if they can land five-star receiver Rakim Jarrett.This past Monday, Jarrett announced on his Twitter account that he would be taking a visit to Georgia next week. Such a visit would be his second in as many months.The wide receiver from Washington D.C. is already weighing offers from just about every top program in the country. Per 247Sports, he is the No. 17 overall prospect in the country, the No. 2 wide receiver in the country, and the No. 2 prospect from the District of Columbia.Jarrett has previously spoken glowingly about the Georgia campus, so the second visit could very well be the chance to make a lasting impression.UGA next week— Rak (@RakimJarrett) March 13, 2019This could be a big opportunity for Georgia, as Jarrett seems ready to make a choice. Two days ago, he hinted at an upcoming commitment.Commit coming soon..🥳— Rak (@RakimJarrett) March 12, 2019Recruiting experts are not entirely sold on the idea of Jarrett going to Georgia, though. 78-percent of the analysts that have logged 247Sports Crystal Ball Predictions have him going to Ohio State instead.As it stands, Georgia has the No. 12 ranked recruiting class in the Class of 2020, per 247Sports Composite Team Rankings. However, it’s only the sixth-best class in the SEC so far.The Bulldogs currently have commitments from one five-star recruit and four four-star recruits.last_img read more

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Bijan Robinson, No. 3 RB In 2020 Class, Announces Commitment

first_img Texas entered the day as the heavy favorite, followed closely behind by Ohio State, UCLA and USC. The Buckeyes, Bruins and Trojans will be disappointed with Robinson’s decision today.Tom Herman and company received the commitment from the nation’s No. 3 running back.“I am excited to announce, that I will continue to grow as a man, student, and athlete, at The University of Texas at Austin,” Robinson said.247Sports rates Robinson as the No. 20 overall prospect in the country. He is the No. 3 running back in the nation, and the No. 2 prospect from the state of Arizona.As a junior at Salpointe Catholic, Robinson rushed for an incredible 2,400 yards and 35 touchdowns on just 170 carries.The year before, he had another 2,000-yard season with 26 touchdowns on 189 carries.With the latest commitment, Texas will likely vault from No. 20 in the currently 2020 recruiting cycle standings. A detail of a Nike official NCAA size football as it sits in the end zone while the West Virginia Mountaineers stretchon the field prior to playing against the Clemson Tigers during the Discover Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium.(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)One of the top running backs in the 2020 class took to Twitter on Friday afternoon to announce his commitment.Bijan Robinson, the No. 3 running back in the class, made one college football program very happy before the weekend.The five-star recruit received offers from most of the top teams in the country. However, only one landed the 6-foot-0, 200-pound tailback.Before his announcement on Friday afternoon, four programs were in the running to land the top recruit.last_img read more

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Rakul Preet sweats it out in ganji and yoga pants at gym with BFF Rhea Chakraborty

first_imgOther Galleries 9 images Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Kriti Sanon pairs smart denim jacket with neon green dress for Housefull 4 promotions. See pics 10 images Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Sara Ali Khan is elegance personified in white dress at airport. See pics 10 images Tue, 22 Oct, 2019 Priyanka Chopra in satin red mini wrap-dress enjoys date night with Nick Jonas in NYC 10 images Tue, 22 Oct, 2019 Disha Patani in spaghetti strap top and mini shorts shows how to add oomph to casual lookOther Photogallery CategoriesIndiaMoviesLifestyleTelevisionAdd new comment Your name * E-mail * The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Comment *More information about text formatsPlain textNo HTML tags allowed.Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.Lines and paragraphs break automatically.647×363: 483×271: 370×208: 170×96: 88×50: Section: PhotoLifestyleLifestyleGallery Image: Image: Caption: The De De Pyaar De actress flaunted her enviable curves in her workout look.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 1Image: Caption: Rakul Preet and Rhea Chakraborty were spotted outside their gym in Juhu, Mumbai.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Caption: Rakul wore a neon orange sports bra for her gym.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 2Image: Caption: She teamed that with a pair of grey workout pants flaunting her toned legs.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 4Image: Caption: Over her sports bra, Rakul opted for a powder blue ganji.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 3Image: Caption: Rakul carried a cross body black leather bag to the gym.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 5Image: Caption: She completed her look with a pair of blue workout shoes and oversized sunnies.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 6Image: Caption: Rakul tied her hair in a tight bun and looked stunning without any make-up.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 7Image: Caption: Rhea on the other hand went for an all-black look.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 8Image: Caption: She wore an oversized black top and teamed it with a pair of mini shorts.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 9Tags: Rakul PreetRhea ChakrabortyGym lookSource type: photogallerySocial media integration: Facebook Instant ArticlePhoto By: Yogen ShahShort description: Rakul Preet and Rhea Chakraborty were spotted outside their gym in Juhu, Mumbai. The actress opted for a ganji and a pair of figure hugging pants for her workout session.Syndicate: YesPreview_unique_id: preview_5d6a688260eb41567254658_1593910_editCommentContent Publish date: Saturday, August 31, 2019 – 17:45Story Extra Data: eyJzZWN0aW9uIjpbIjEyMDY1NjciLCIxMjA4NTIxIl0sImNhdGVnb3J5IjpbIjEyMDg1ODkiXSwic3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX3N1Yl9jYXRlZ29yeSI6bnVsbCwicHJpbWFyeV9jYXRlZ29yeSI6IjEyMDY1NjcifQ==770×433: Short Headline: Rakul Preet sweats it out in ganji and yoga pants at gym with BFF Rhea ChakrabortyApp headline: Rakul Preet sweats it out in ganji and yoga pants at gym with BFF Rhea Chakraborty1200x675:last_img read more

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Spotted Wagenborgs Ships Undergo Makeover in Netherlands

first_imgImage Courtesy: Royal WagenborgIn today’s spotted we bring you Ziltborg and Zaanborg, the third and the fourth of seven general cargo vessels acquired by Dutch shipowner and operator Royal Wagenborg earlier this year, which are currently undergoing a paint job at Royal Niestern Sander shipyard in the Netherlands.Previously known as M/V Vechtdiep and M/V Vliediep, the ships are equipped with ice class 1A and two box-shaped holds of 39 and 42.8 meters and can carry cargos such as forest products, breakbulk and bulk.The 2000-built Ziltborg and the 2001-built Zaanborg feature a length of 118.9 meters and a width of 15.2 meters each.All of the seven vessels were purchased from Dutch shipping company Feederlines.Zijlborg, the first ship, was handed over to Royal Wagenborg in October, while Leuveborg, the second vessel from the batch, joined its new owner a month later.In the coming months, Lingediep, Loodiep and Loenerdiep will also be obtained and given a “borg” name, according to the company.last_img read more

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Brokers Kumiai Navigation Linked to Bulker Pair Deal

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: PxHere under CC0 Creative license Kumiai Navigation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Japanese shipowner Kumiai Senpaku, has reportedly ordered two bulkers at Chinese yards, according to Clarksons Platou Shipbroking.Based on the report, Kuminai placed an order for one 208,000 dwt Newcastlemax at Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering (NACKS) and one 61,000 dwt Ultramax with the sister yard Dalian COSCO KHI Ship Engineering (DACKS).Both ships are scheduled for delivery in June 2020.Based on the data from VesselsValue, Kuminai Senpaku has 18 live vessels in its fleet, dominated by bulkers (11), followed by three LPG carriers , and four tankers. The company has one midsize gas carrier on order at Namura Shipbuilding set for delivery in 2019.Clarksons added that Nanjing Twin Rivers Shipping ordered a pair of 60,000 dwt, wide beam, general cargo vessels from Taizhou Kouan Shipbuilding for delivery within the second half of 2020.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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Hamilton Mayor responds to endorsements for campaign rival

Here at home, Mayor Fred Eisenberger was busy at his campaign headquarters.Just over a week to go before we head to the polls. Eisenberger saying he’s been pleased with the support from the community.Today, he reacted to Flamborough Councillor Robert Pasuta’s endorsement of Vito Sgro in his bid to replace Eisenberger as Mayor.Yesterday Pasuta said: “I’m looking for a mayor that will support the rural and agriculture way of life and recognize that the rural area is unique”Sgro responded by issuing a statement saying: “I have always said the only endorsement I need is the one from voters, however, when someone as respected and admired as Councillor Pasuta wants to offer his support, I will gladly accept.”He says for those concerned about urban sprawl, the goal of the LRT project is to improve infrastructure taking the pressure off agricultural lands and protecting area green spaces. read more

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Police crediting seatbelts with saving lives

The driver of this vehicle was not injured in a crash at Blueline Road and Concession 14 in Norfolk.  (NORFOLK OPP/FACEBOOK PHOTO) Police are reiterating the importance of seatbelt use after a two-vehicle crash in Norfolk early Thursday morning.The collision at Concession 14 and Blueline Road left one driver with minor injuries.“I can tell you that seatbelts and airbags saved both of these drivers’ lives this evening,” Constable Ed Sanchuk said in a video posted to social media.Police say a white vehicle involved was travelling northbound on Blueline Road while a red vehicle was travelling eastbound on Concession 14. The vehicles collided at the intersection.The 23-year-old female driver of the red vehicle was taken to a hospital by paramedics to be treated for minor injuries. The 19-year-old male driver of the other vehicle received no injuries.“Seatbelts do save lives. When you get behind the wheel of your motor vehicle make sure you’re always wearing your seatbelt,” said Sanchuk.As a result of the collision, both vehicles left the roadway and ended up in the front yard of a residence where a gas line ruptured. Members from Union Gas attended and assisted in shutting off the gas in the area.Emergency services responded to the scene at about 12 a.m.Investigation continues. Charges are pending.  read more

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HRT triples the risk of breast cancer biggest ever study shows

first_imgWomen taking the oestrogen-only pill have no greater risk  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Since then the number of women taking HRT has more than halved with around one in 10 eligible patients now using the drugs, approximately 150,000 women.More recently a review by Imperial College and a 10-year study by New York University found no evidence of a link, adding further to the confusion and last year the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) changed its guidance to encourage doctors to offer HRT claiming one million women were suffering in silence.At the time Nice said that the cancer risk was 27 in 1,000 so the new research, which followed 100,000 women for 40 years, increases that risk by 54 per cent.The health watchdog said that the new study should not change how doctors prescribed HRT. HRT was first developed in the 1940s and was first made available to women in Britain in 1965.However in 2002 the British Millennium Women Study published findings claiming that HRT raised the risk of cancer. Many doctors immediately withdrew prescriptions while the Medical Healthcare and Regulatory Agency (MHRA) issued new guidance recommending all women be given the “lowest effective dose should be used for the shortest time.” Women taking the oestrogen-only pill have no greater risk  We found that current use of combined HRT increases the risk of breast cancer by up to three fold, depending on how long HRT has been usedProfessor Anthony Swerdlow, Institute of Cancer Researchcenter_img Professor Mark Baker, director of the Centre for Guidelines at NICE, said: “As with Nice guidance this study recognises there is no increased risk of breast cancer with oestrogen-only HRT but the combined HRT can be associated with an increased risk of breast cancer.“The guideline makes clear that menopausal women should be informed that the impact of HRT on the risk of breast cancer varies with the type of HRT used.“The message from our guidance to women is clear – talk about the menopause with your clinician if you need advice on your symptoms – it’s very important to discuss the options to find what might help you.”The new study also found that the risk declined when women stopped taking HRT and there was no danger at all for women only taking oestrogen, which accounts for half of all prescriptions.Baroness Delyth Morgan, chief executive at Breast Cancer Now, said: “Whether to use HRT is an entirely personal choice, which is why it’s so important that women fully understand the risks and benefits and discuss them with their GP. We hope these findings will help anyone considering the treatment to make an even more informed decision.“On balance, some women will feel HRT to be a necessity. But in order to minimise the risk of breast cancer during treatment, it is recommended that the lowest effective dose is used for the shortest possible time.“The good news is that the increased risk of breast cancer begins to fall once you stop using HRT.” “Our research shows that some previous studies are likely to have underestimated the risk of breast cancer with combined oestrogen-progestogen HRT,” said study leader Professor Anthony Swerdlow, of The Institute of Cancer Research.“We found that current use of combined HRT increases the risk of breast cancer by up to threefold, depending on how long HRT has been used.“Our findings provide further information to allow women to make informed decisions about the potential risks and benefits of HRT use.” Experts said that for many women the risks would be outweighed by the daily benefits to quality of life.”HRT is an effective treatment for menopausal symptoms, particularly with the management of hot flushes,” said Dr Heather Currie, spokeswoman for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and chairwoman of the British Menopause Society (BMS).“Women need clear, evidence-based information to break through the conflicts of opinion and confusion about the menopause.“For many women, any change in breast cancer risk is outweighed by the benefit on their quality of life, bearing in mind that there are many other factors that increase the risk of breast cancer, for example lifestyle factors.”The research was published in the British Journal of Cancer. Hormone replacement therapy can triple the risk of breast cancer, the biggest ever study has found, following more than a decade of controversy.Last year the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (Nice) changed guidance to encourage more doctors to prescribe HRT claiming too many menopausal women had been left suffering in silence.HRT is used to treat uncomfortable symptoms of the menopause – such as hot flushes, migraines, disrupted sleep, mood changes and depression – by topping up the decreased levels of hormones produced by the body.But doctors were reluctant to prescribe it after a study in 2002 suggested it could raise the risk of cancer, a claim later widely disputed.Now new findings by the Institute of Cancer Research and Breast Cancer Now suggest the original risk had actually been underestimated. A study of 100,000 women over 40 years found those who took the combined oestrogen and progestogen pill for around five years were 2.7 times more likely to develop cancer compared to women who took nothing, or only the oestrogen pill. The risk rose to 3.3 times for women who took the drugs for 15 years or more.Around 14 in 1,000 women in their 50s are expected to develop breast cancer, but that rises to 34 in 1000 for women taking the combined pill, the study suggests.last_img read more

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Overseasborn Australians live longer

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A report has found that Australian residents born abroad are likely to live longer than those born here. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) compared the death rates of the country’s Australian-born residents to those born abroad in Europe and Asia, as well as other parts of the world. Asian-born Australian residents had the lowest death rate of the groups, with a 36 per cent lower rate than Australian-born residents.For Europeans, the death rate is 15 per cent in men and 24 per cent for women.Despite Australia’s relatively high life expectancy of 82 years, it found some demographical groups were dying earlier than others. Of those, Australia’s remote population have death rates 1.5 times higher than those in metropolitan areas – largely due to diabetes and transport accidents.The research found that Australian residents born in England and Ireland showed similar death (and life expectancy) results to Australian born residents, whilst women continue to live longer than men and the death rate among indigenous Australians is twice that of the non-indigenous population.Source: ABC Newslast_img read more

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California Republican Party begins at Sheraton San Diego Hotel Marina

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitter California Republican Party begins at Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina KUSI Newsroom, May 4, 2018 KUSI Newsroom Posted: May 4, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The three-day California Republican Party convention will begin Friday at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, including Rep. Mimi Walters, R-Laguna Niguel, speaking at the California Congressional Dinner.A forum for candidates seeking statewide office will be held Saturday. Convention delegates will vote Sunday to endorse candidates.Saturday’s schedule also includes Linda McMahon, the administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, as the scheduled speaker at the luncheon banquet, and Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, as the scheduled speaker at the dinner banquet.A breakfast Saturday will showcase “New voices of the California Republican Party,” including Morgan Murtaugh, a political commentator for One America News Network who is challenging Rep. Susan Davis, D-San Diego, in the 53rd Congressional District. last_img read more

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1 hurt after airboat catches fire in Everglades

first_imgWEST BROWARD, FLA. (WSVN) – An airboat caught fire in the Florida Everglades in West Broward, injuring one person.According to Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue, the vessel suddenly ignited near Mile Marker 43 on Interstate 75, Saturday, creating a scary situation for the six people on board.A passenger suffered minor burns on his arms. He is expected to be OK. The video looks choppy, but it was taken from one of our airboats as a crew raced to save 6 trapped on a burning airboat in the Everglades. One suffered minor burns to the arms but the other 5 were not hurt. We responded with 2 airboats, 1 helicopter and multiple ground assets pic.twitter.com/GKxCDpWnfm— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) January 20, 2019Pictures taken by BSFR showed the charred airboat after crews put out the flames.Officials said an equipment malfunction caused the fire. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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KPBSD Still In Contract Negotiations

first_imgBoth of those contracts would require the district and employees to split premiums in half if premiums rise above a designated cap, which is what happened last year. Both the Kenai Peninsula Education Association and the Kenai Peninsula Educational Support Association have been in negotiations with the district since February prior to their contracts expiring in June. Much of the remaining negotiations revolve around healthcare. Currently, the district offers employees two plans. Staff can choose either a high-deductible plan, of which the district pays 90 percent of employee premiums, or the traditional plan, of which the district pays 85 percent of premiums, according to documents provided by KPBSD. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Teachers and staff with the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District are still renegotiating their  contracts for this school year. Until an agreement can be made both associations will operate under the old contracts.last_img read more

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