How Dissatisfaction Creates Opportunities

first_imgI am a loyal AT&T customer. I have my whole family on a massive shared phone, text, and data plan (and I mean massive). I have Uverse for television, home phone, and Internet. And, being an early adopter, I have their new Digital Life program.I have the very best home Internet package AT&T offers me, which is a very meager 18 mbps download and an abysmal 1.5 mbps upload speed. I have lived with these speeds for years, mostly without complaint. But more and more, the Internet speeds aren’t cutting it. Last year I started recording custom video for my clients to include in their learning management systems and video playbooks. I am also working on two new offerings of my own, both of which require a lot of video.Have you ever uploaded large video files at 1.5 mbps? It’s awful. It takes forever. And when you are trying to deliver something in a timely manner, it’s challenging.I am not mad at AT&T. I am keeping them for mobile, Uverse, and Digital Life. What they provide works well for me, and other than Internet, I am mostly happy. But when it comes to my Internet speeds, I am dissatisfied. Right now, I live too far away from their station to get anything better.For the past few years, Time Warner has constantly pinged me to remind me that they offer something better. True, it’s not integrated into the rest of my technology. It also costs more.Yesterday Time Warner showed up at my house to install Internet. I bought the best package they offer in my neighborhood, 50 mbps down and 5 mbps up.There Is No Dissatisfaction . . . Until There IsYour dream clients aren’t dissatisfied . . . until they are.External changes and new needs can cause your prospects to become dissatisfied. You have no idea when they will reach threshold, so you have to continuously and relentlessly pursue them. If you aren’t known when your prospective client decides it’s time to change, you can’t be considered.Sometimes what causes the dissatisfaction is someone else showing you that there is something better available to you. A vision of something better can push your dream client to start thinking about abandoning the status quo and seeking a different solution. You don’t have to wait for them to become unhappy enough to change; you can be the one to shape that new vision of what’s possible.What are you doing to be known as a value creator before your prospective clients become dissatisfied?What are you doing to provide your dream client with a vision of better results that they can’t presently see?What are you doing to create new opportunities? Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Baguio to NLEX in three-team shakeup

first_imgKaya FC’s U-12 unit goes 2-0 in int’l youth football tilt UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief The 36-year-old Baguio will rekindle his partnership with former teammates JR Quiñahan and Larry Fonacier in NLEX as Guiao slowly bolsters his roster with tested veterans.Baguio has been averaging 7.4 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 1.8 assists this conference.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 shutoutBaracael, meanwhile, will bring his toughness to the Batang Pier after toiling the bench in NLEX.Ababou, on the other hand, hopes to reboot his career plagued with injuries as he joins an upstart Phoenix crew. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netRebuilding NLEX from the ground up, coach Yeng Guiao has secured another familiar face as he reunites with 6-foot-2 guard Cyrus Baguio in a three-team trade set to be approved by the PBA Commissioner’s office  Tuesday afternoon.Sources close to the situation disclosed that the deal will send the former UST star to the Road Warriors, Mac Baracael to GlobalPort, and Dylan Ababou along with NLEX’s 2020 second round pick to Phoenix as the three teams swapped veteran swingmen.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Russia facing ban from Paralympics for 2018 Games

first_imgPanelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes MOST READ Kanter reveals death threats, to seek US passport Hornets beat Pistons for 8th straight time Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LONDON — Russia faces the strong possibility of being excluded from a second Paralympics over its state-sponsored doping scheme.The International Paralympic Committee said on Monday it remains unconvinced Russia has adopted a new anti-doping culture and implemented the changes required to prove it is cleaning up in time for the 2018 Winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang.ADVERTISEMENT The Russian Paralympic Committee claims it has fulfilled 62 of 67 criteria on the IPC reinstatement plan. But the IPC said if Russia “does not meet its obligations in full by early September then there is a strong chance” of the team missing out on South Korea.READ: Russia banned from Paralympics over dopingFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting“This is not quite a final warning, but it is saying we are running out of time fast,” IPC President Philip Craven said. “With each day that passes there’s time to sort this one out.”The IPC remains concerned about Russia’s “closed” cities where many athletes train but that limit access to drug testers, a matter in the control of the government rather than the Paralympic organization in Russia. “Ultimately, Russia has to restore confidence in the wider sporting world,” Craven said. “The RPC and Russian authorities need to build trust in their actions and prove to us all that from now on sport really is about morals over medals and not the other way round.”READ: Report: Russian doping involved over 1,000 athletesRussia remains critical of the IPC’s demands that it must demonstrate a change of culture and mentality in a country that denies there was a state-orchestrated doping operation.“Such statements are of an extremely subjective and vague nature,” the Russian Paralympic Committee said, “and make it extremely hard to discuss the road map in terms of concrete dates and measures.”International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Philip Craven, right, listens to Andrew Parkinson, an independent chairperson of the IPC taskforce, during a press conference, in London, Monday, May 22, 2017. The International Paralympic Committee says there is a “strong chance” that Russia will be banned from the 2018 Winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang because of the country’s doping scandal. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)ADVERTISEMENT 250 enrolled at phony school arrested in immigration scam Man who told immigrant to go back to country asked to write essaycenter_img Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lillard, Anthony lead Blazers over Thunder View comments LOOK: Vhong Navarro’s romantic posts spark speculations he’s marrying longtime GF LATEST STORIES SEA Games: PH beats Indonesia, enters gold medal round in polo Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekendlast_img read more

More S. Korean skaters come forward with sexual abuse allegations

first_imgThe Young Skaters Association leader Yeo Jun-hyeong speaks at a press conference on Thursday. Yonhap via The Korea HeraldSEOUL — Additional allegations of sexual abuse in Korea’s skating community were revealed as two more skaters came forward following Olympic short track gold medalist Shim Suk-hee’s claim against her former coach on Tuesday.The Young Skaters Association released a statement Wednesday claiming that there were more sexual abuse cases in Korea’s skating community yet to be disclosed.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? 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 Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviñocenter_img LATEST STORIES But two of the three victims backed out of their agreements with Cho on Wednesday. The two changed their minds after hearing about Shim’s case and urged the court to impose stronger punishment against Cho.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “The association has investigated the wrongdoings committed by influential people in the community, and we found that six more female skaters have suffered sexual abuse by their coaches besides Shim,” Yeo Jun-hyeong, the leader of the association, told The Korea Herald in a phone interview.According to Yeo, the victims could not come forward sooner as they worried the Korean Sport and Olympic Committee’s leading members would overlook the cases and cause additional harm to the victims.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 starsShim’s recent revelation, however, led two of the victims to disclose their experiences of abuse. The Olympic medalist and 1,000-meter world champion filed a complaint against her former coach Cho Jae-beom, accusing him of repeated sexual assault from 2014 until just weeks before the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics.“The silence of the victims might be the result that the leading members want,” the association’s statement read. Vince Carter watches the good times, but is he near goodbye? MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion “During the time that the victims were worried about revenge or additional harm from the committee, some other skaters might suffer from similar painful cases.”The two victims plan to hold a press conference next week and take legal action against the perpetrators. The association has been talking with the other four victims, but they are reportedly still reluctant to come forward out of fears of retaliation.The association said it would reveal more cases if the government protects the victims and takes actions to root out the wrongdoings of influential people in skating’s communities. Also, the association called on politicians who have been protecting and supporting the wrongdoers to come out into the open.Cho has been serving a 10-month jail term for the assault of four skaters that dates to 2011. One skater asked for the punishment to be mitigated after coming to an agreement with Cho.Two more of the skaters agreed to mitigated sentencing in an appeal trial that is still ongoing, as Cho’s acquaintances reportedly called and visited the families of the victims repeatedly.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Samboy Lim daughter strikes gold, leads Karate Pilipinas in Turkey tilt

first_imgCanadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Becoming his own man Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Karate Pilipinas is also finishing up its two-month training camp in Turkey under the leadership of Okay Arpa, a former European and world champion and was once the head coach of the Turkish national team.Other Filipinos to claim hardware in the tournament are Tacay siblings Rexor and Miyuk, who took silver in the senior male -67 kg kumite and senior female -61 kg kumite, respectively.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceIvan Agustin was the other silver medalist for the Philippines, taking the runner-up spot in the senior male -75 kg kumite.Mae Soriano (senior female -55 kg kumite), Engene Dagohoy (senior male -84 kg kumite), Prince Alejo (senior male -67 kg kumite) and Sharief Afif (senior male -75 kg kumite) rounded out the Philippines’ medal haul with bronze medals in their respective divisions. View comments Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Photo from Karate PilipinasMANILA, Philippines—Jamie Berberabe-Lim led the Philippines to an eight-medal haul in the 2019 Amatör Spor Haftasi Karate Championship in Sakarya, Turkey on Oct. 13.Lim , the daughter of PBA legend Samboy Lim and former Pag-Ibig Fund CEO Darlene Berberabe, had masterful 8-0 victory against her Turkish opponent in the finals of the senior female -68 kg kumite.ADVERTISEMENT Effort rewarded with win as Justine Baltazar bucks illness to step up for La Salle This jewelry designer is also an architect MOST READ Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics LATEST STORIES DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Turkey press rages over ‘stab in back’ after Germany handed Euro 2024

first_imgIstanbul, Sept 28 (AFP) Turkey’s newspapers on Friday blasted the decision of UEFA to award the Euro 2024 football tournament to Germany over a rival Turkish bid, saying it had been “stabbed in the back” and taking particular aim at UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin.The handing of the tournament to Germany came as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in the country for talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel aiming to mend battered ties.The leadership in Turkey has, so far, been relatively tight-lipped over Thursday’s decision by UEFA, with only Sports Minister Muharrem Kasapoglu emerging to say that the country had “lost nothing”.But the papers were universally scathing over the disappointment, the fourth time that Turkey has lost out on the right to host the Euro.”It’s not just. UEFA gave its support to racism,” said the Yeni Safak daily, a strong supporter of Erdogan.It referred to the scandal that broke out when Turkish-origin German player Mesut Ozil quit national team duty in the wake of the World Cup in a row over alleged racism in Germany’s football federation after he met the Turkish president.”UEFA was expected to make a stance against racism and discrimination but did the exact opposite and gave the event to Germany which has been under the shadow of racism,” the paper said.”Nothing changes in Europe’s head,” sighed the Turkiye daily. “Turkey experienced disappointment for the fourth time.” “We did not lose. Europe lost,” said Takvim. Sports daily Fotomac described the voting as a “dirty game”.advertisementAn evaluation report by Uefa, in the build up to the Euro announcement, had stated several positive active aspects to Turkey’s bid but also that it had risks, including the lack of an action plan in the area of human rights.- ‘Lost in one night’ -=======================Turkey’s disappointment also comes after Istanbul in 2013 lost out to Tokyo on hosting the 2020 Olympics. Turkey is now turning its attention to a bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics in its northeastern city of Erzurum.Press owned by the Demiroren Group, which is chaired by Yildirim Demiroren, who is also the president of the Turkish Football Federation (TFF), lashed out at UEFA chief Ceferin.”He stabbed us in the back,” said Milliyet, one of the flagship titles of the Demiroren Media Group.”We lost it in one night,” said Hurriyet, also owned by Demiroren, accusing Ceferin of swaying committee members on Wednesday night so that a 9-7 advantage for Turkey turned into a 4-12 loss.”It was a Germany operation from Ceferin,” said Fanatik, the sports daily of the Demiroren Group.”After the decision, the very surprised TFF delegation showed its response to Ceferin,” the paper added, without giving details.The Demiroren family earlier this year took over key titles like Hurriyet and Fanatik from another family industrial holding, the Dogan Group, in what commentators saw as a further narrowing of freedom of expression in Turkey.Yildirim Demiroren, a staunch supporter of Erdogan, has led the TFF since 2012. AFP BSBSlast_img read more

One Sea to Collaborate with European Space Agency

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: One Sea/ABB One Sea alliance and the European Space Agency (ESA) have decided to collaborate on maritime digitalization and autonomous shipping initiatives.As informed, the industry alliance promoting a common goal of self-guiding shipping and ESA, which comprises 22 member states dedicated to the exploration of space, have signed a memorandum of intent covering future collaboration.The agreement sets out common objectives to encourage the development of space-based applications to analyze, enable and implement maritime digitalization and autonomy using latest generation connectivity.The One Sea alliance gathers together key stakeholders from the maritime and ICT industries to accelerate the delivery of digitalized solutions to market. It is led by Digital, Internet, Materials & Engineering Co-Creation (DIMECC) ecosystem which has been established to support strategic research, development and innovation.ESA’s participation aligns with the space agency’s Advanced Research in Telecommunication Systems (ARTES) Business Applications program which aims at supporting European players in delivering commercial products and services that benefit user communities across a number of vertical domains.“This is an important statement of intent, through which One Sea and the ESA acknowledge the significance that ongoing digitalisation and autonomy have for the maritime industries,” Jukka Merenluoto, One Sea Lead, commented. “Expertise from different disciplines is necessary to transform today’s connectivity capabilities for tomorrow’s needs, and this MoI represents a unique opportunity to develop applications and services that leverage assets on the ground and in space,” Merenluoto added.“We expect that the current initiative, thanks to the engagement of the partners, will foster the emergence of innovative space-based downstream solutions addressing the key challenges of the future maritime and shipping sector,“ Rita Rinaldo, Head of the ESA Institutional Projects Section, commented.The knowledge-sharing agreement foresees using resources, expertise and facilities belonging to one of the signatories to achieve common goals.The MoI makes explicit reference to the future use of DIMECC’s Jaakonmeri test area for autonomous vessels – the first dedicated test zone worldwide for autonomous ship technology, located off western Finland. Finnish regulators have authorized One Sea to oversee future trials in the area.Momentum continues to build for One Sea, as the vehicle best suited to coordinate thinking on shipping’s autonomous future. Members ABB, Kongsberg Maritime and Wärtsilä ran separate autonomous ship trials off the Finnish and Norwegian coasts at the end of 2018.Last month, three global maritime sector influencers joined the One Sea alliance, after satellite group Inmarsat and NYK Group research subsidiary Monohakobi Technology Institute (MTI) became full members and the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) signed up as an associate member.Related: Baby Steps Key for Creating Autonomous Maritime Ecosystemlast_img read more

African Nova Scotian Regional Education Officer Named

first_imgA highly respected educator is being appointed to help African Nova Scotian students reach their full potential through an improvement in the delivery of education and services. Education Minister Ramona Jennex announced today, Feb. 14, that Dwayne Provo will serve as African Nova Scotia Regional Education Officer in the province. The appointment is one of the recommendations outlined in the recently released Kids and Learning First plan. “Our Kids and Learning First plan is about ensuring all students receive a quality education and complements the Reality Check report, which will help make life better for African Nova Scotian students,” said Ms. Jennex. Reality Check contains 68 recommendations and was released in December 2009 after a review of government programs and supports to Nova Scotia’s estimated 4,000 students of African ancestry. Mr. Provo, a former provincial administrator who addressed African Nova Scotian issues, will focus on ensuring the reports’ recommendations are being effectively implemented. He will also serve as the liaison between the Education minister and school boards. “It is important that we continue to develop more curriculum that reflects all students in addition to encouraging the employment of African Nova Scotian teachers,” said Mr. Provo. “We also want to improve the lines of communication and get all African Nova Scotian communities more involved in the school system.” The appointment of a regional education officer is in response to concerns raised by African Nova Scotian communities, including Digby. “We are extremely pleased with Mr. Provo’s appointment and the commitment from the department to issues facing learners of African descent,” said Digby education committee chair Darlene Lawrence. “We know there is work to be done, but we are on the right track by providing more programs and opportunities and putting kids first.” Mr. Provo was named the province’s first school health co-ordinator in 2006 and holds several education degrees, including a Master of Arts in Education, Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Physical Education, and a degree from the Dalhousie School of Health Professions.last_img read more

Agency flouts KMC tariff charges Rs 20 as parking fee

first_imgKolkata: A parking fee collecting agency is illegally charging Rs 20 per hour from car owners on Jawaharlal Nehru Road flouting the tariff of Kolkata Municipal Corporation.The KMC’s tariff is Rs 10 per hour. South End Fee Car Parking Cooperative Society is collecting Rs 20 per hour illegally from car owners. The agency has gone a step further and printed receipts which they are giving to the owners. This has helped the agency to collect lakhs of rupees per month. As the agency is giving a printed receipt most of the car owners do not raise any question and give the money. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess DurgaSenior KMC officials when contacted said this is illegal and assured that they will look into the matter. Santanu Samanta, a businessman had taken his wife to a private diagnostic centre on June 11. He parked his car near the Haldiram shop on Jawaharlal Nehru Road. He parked his vehicle at 9.54 am and came back at 12.07 pm. The man collecting the car parking asked him to pay Rs 60 (Rs 20 per hour for three hours) and gave him a receipt. When Samanta said that why was he charging more money, the person said recently the parking fee has been hiked all over the city. “As they gave me receipt I thought that the KMC must have hiked the parking fees. But there was an uncanny feeling that the collector was not telling me the truth,” said Samanta. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersHe immediately contacted Tapas Chowdhury, special municipal commissioner who said that no decision to hike the parking fee has been taken by KMC and what the agency has done is illegal. It was learnt that the civic authorities had proposed to hike the parking fee to Rs 20 per hour instead of Rs 10 per hour. But the matter has not yet been implemented. When contacted, the South End Fee car parking Cooperative Society said they had hiked the fee as the KMC officials had told them earlier that they would hike the parking fee.last_img read more

Desjardins partners with fintech to boost online brokerage capabilities

first_imgTORONTO – Desjardins Group has partnered with fintech Hardbacon to boost the capabilities of its online brokerage as the interest in do-it-yourself investing and lower-fee investment options continues to rise.Desjardins Online Brokerage, a division of Desjardins Securities also known as Disnat, allows self-directed investors to conduct trades and manage their stocks on their platform.The partnership with Hardbacon gives the online brokerage’s clients access to stock and portfolio analysis tools on the fintech’s mobile app, as well as a six-hour online investment course, while new clients get 10 free trades within one year on Disnat.Desjardins Group, the largest co-operative financial group in Canada, is the latest company to rollout enhanced options for self-directed trading at a lower cost.On Wednesday, TD Bank Group announced a deal with fintech Hydrogen Technology Corp. to enhance its TD WebBroker platform for do-it-yourself investors and later launch a robo-adviser platform.Desjardins Online Brokerage’s business development manager Louis D’Anjou said interest in self-directed investing is rapidly growing with trades on their platform up 25 per cent in 2018 compared to last year.He added that the biggest growth for the platform was in the number of clients between the ages of 18 and 30, which is up 200 per cent compared to a year ago. The online brokerage has roughly 105,00 clients currently, he said.One sector driving activity on the platform is the cannabis industry, which has seen a flurry of activity as Canada prepares to legalize marijuana for recreational use next month.“It’s incredible — we have a lot of new clients because of that,” D’Anjou said in an interview.Portfolio analysis software has been around for a few years, but have usually been targeted towards institutional investors, said Julien Brault, chief executive of Hardbacon. Their tools help to “empower regular investors,” he said.Desjardins paid Hardbacon an undisclosed amount to offer the fintech’s services to their clients.Companies in this story: (TSX:TD)last_img read more

Albertas turnofftaps law makes gas price jumps and shortages real

VICTORIA — Get ready for higher gasoline prices and shortages in British Columbia and a supply surplus on the Prairies if Alberta Premier Jason Kenney uses a newly proclaimed law to restrict fuel exports to its western neighbour, say industry experts and court documents.“The one wild card factor that we really can’t predict is the political factor: would, in fact, the Alberta government actually put in effect, in practice, the curtailment of gasoline and diesel shipments from Alberta to the West Coast,” Michael Ervin, Kent Group Ltd., senior vice-president, said Thursday.The Preserving Canada’s Economic Prosperity Act, the so-called turn-off-the taps law, was passed by the former Alberta government a year ago. Kenney’s United Conservatives proclaimed it as law this week and the threat to put the squeeze on B.C. is real, said Ervin, a petroleum market expert.“The possibility of that certainly changed, increased since Premier Kenney has been elected into office,” he said in a telephone interview from Sidney, B.C.Ervin said he expected gasoline prices in B.C. to jump by at least 10 cents per litre if Alberta started restricting fuel supplies. He said oil companies in Alberta may also feel the pinch because their B.C. customers will be cut off, creating a surplus there.The B.C. government immediately moved to have Alberta’s law declared unconstitutional with a legal challenge, claiming “the central purpose and legal effect of the act is to authorize and provide for discrimination against British Columbia in relation to exports of natural gas, crude oil and refined fuels.”An initial hearing is set for May 7 in Calgary.An affidavit filed alongside the statement of claim outlines B.C.’s dependence on Alberta fuel products and the potential impacts of cutbacks.“The threat of refined fuel supply shortages can have rapid price impacts,” Michael Rensing, a B.C. government energy expert, says in the document. He pointed to an anti-pipeline protest in July 2018, where demonstrators hung on lines from a bridge above Burrard Inlet in Vancouver. He said those actions had the potential to cause fuel shortages on Vancouver Island.“They advised me that if the supply of gasoline to Vancouver Island was interrupted for even 48 hours, that could affect the ability of retail gas stations there to remain open,” the affidavit says. “If the volume of refined fuels supplied to B.C. consumers through the Trans Mountain pipeline is significantly reduced, shortages of those products will likely occur.”Rensing’s affidavit says an explosion at an Enbridge natural gas pipeline near Prince George last October saw prices increase by 10 cents within 48 hours. The explosion did not disrupt natural gas supplies to the refinery near Vancouver but the possibility of shortages sent prices upwards, it says.Alberta supplies, directly or indirectly, more than 80 per cent of the gasoline and diesel used in B.C., says the affidavit.“Each day British Columbians consume between 70,000 and 85,000 barrels of gasoline, and between 55,000 and 70,000 barrels of diesel,” says the affidavit. “Approximately 55 per cent of B.C.’s gasoline and 71 per cent of its diesel is imported from Alberta refineries. The majority of these refined fuels are transported to B.C. through the Trans Mountain Pipeline.”Brian Ahearn, vice-president Western Canada for the Canadian Fuels Association, urged Alberta to take a cautious approach on fuel restrictions.“Because certainly the transportation fuels business is a very integrated business with respect to transportation of fuels between Alberta and B.C.,” said Ahearn. “We’re really hoping the government will look at other solutions, other options.”B.C. Premier John Horgan, who’s already facing daily calls to provide relief to $1.70 per litre gas prices in Metro Vancouver, called Alberta’s law regrettable and said the federal government needs to put more fuel in the pipeline.“We’re trying a whole range of factors to reduce costs on people and then the gas price thing comes whack in the middle of that and there’s very little control I have over that,” Horgan said.B.C. Opposition Leader Andrew Wilkinson said he isn’t buying Horgan’s statements about his inability to reduce gas prices. Wilkinson said Horgan can drop some of the estimated 35 cents per litre taxes on fuel prices in the Vancouver area.“It sounds like we’re being told to suck it up,” he said.B.C. Business Council president Greg D’Avignon said concerns about higher gas prices and fuel shortages are causing widespread concern.“That impacts business,” he said. “It impacts families. It impacts the government. It creates a real crisis.”He urged Kenny and Horgan to step back from the dispute and see the strong bonds between their provinces. “We’re the two most integrated economies in the country, on labour, on trade, on the movement of goods, on investment, and there are huge opportunities of things we could be doing to grow our economies, but the Trans Mountain expansion and this energy conflict is in the way of it,” said D’Avignon.The premiers need to find a solution, he said.“People forget that families, friends and companies move back and forth between Alberta and B.C. everyday,” D’Avignon said. “When B.C. gets a cold, Alberta gets sick and vice versa.” Kenny was in Ottawa Thursday testifying before the Senate’s energy committee about the bill overhauling environmental assessments. He told the committee that Bill C-69 violates Alberta’s constitutional right to regulate its natural resources.Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press read more

Wrestling Ohio States Myles Martin pinned by Penn States Bo Nickal finishes

Ohio State junior Myles Martin squares off with Virginia Tech’s Zach Zavatsky on Friday, March 16, 2018 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland at the NCAA wrestling championships. Martin defeated Zavatsky in the 184-pound semifinals by an 8-4 decision. Credit: Jeff Helfrich | Senior Lantern ReporterCLEVELAND — Ohio State junior Myles Martin was pinned by Penn State’s Bo Nickal in the 184-pound finals Saturday evening at the NCAA wrestling championships in Cleveland. Martin earned a takedown to start the championship match, but Nickal responded with a roll through and quickly pinned the Ohio State junior. The match clinched a points championship for Penn State.Martin’s loss upended his attempt to win a second title after finishing first at the NCAA national championships as a freshman in 2016. He was named All-American for the third time on Friday. Martin also has placed as a Big Ten finalist in the past two seasons. Martin and Nickal have now wrestled nine times, with Nickal winning on seven occasions. read more

Softball Ohio State wins Big Ten opener against Indiana 76

Emily Clark follows through on her swing, hitting a double against Wright State on Sep.24. Credit: Gretchen Rudolph | For The LanternAfter a back-and-forth game, the Ohio State softball team picked up its first win of the Big Ten season in its home opener. The Buckeyes (16-9, 1-0 Big Ten) defeated Indiana (25-7, 0-1 Big Ten) 7-6 in the first game of the three-game series Friday afternoon. After facing a 6-4 deficit heading into the bottom of the sixth inning, sophomore designated player Kallie Boren hit a two-run home run, her second of the season, to give the Buckeyes the eventual 7-6 win. Ohio State head coach Kelly Kovach Schoenly said she’s really proud of players for being able to push them across the end. With an early start due to weather, Ohio State saw an early deficit as senior pitcher Morgan Ray allowed three runs in the second inning with a solo home run by Indiana sophomore first baseman Annika Baez and a two-RBI double.The Buckeyes soon turned the tables in the bottom of the second inning. Freshman third baseman Ashley Prange put the Buckeyes on board with a two-RBI double to left field. Senior shortstop Lilli Piper hit a two-RBI single, giving Ohio State the  4-3 lead. But Indiana came back, as Baez added her second RBI of the day on a  double in the third inning. In the fifth, the Hoosiers added an RBI single and a run, took a 6-4 lead.  Ray allowed five earned runs, walking and striking out four in her 4.1 innings of work, In the bottom of the sixth inning, Ohio State senior second baseman Emily Clark cut the deficit to one run, leading to Clark’s home run. “It was big to go ahead,” Schoenly said. Sophomore pitcher Lauren Rice earned her eighth win of the season, recording 2.2 innings of scoreless relief, allowing two hits. Schoenly was impressed with how the team continued to stay in the game despite the late-game deficit. “In general, being a resilient team is something I am most proud of,” Schoenly said. Ohio State will take on Indiana in the second game of the three-game set Saturday at 2 p.m. read more

NHS accused of losing its gripon cancer screening as checks fall

The Public Accounts Committee accused health officials over presiding over “woeful” failings which have seen takeup of some checks reach a 21-year-low. The NHS is losing its grip on its cancer screening programmes and has allowed failings to go undetected for more than half a decade, watchdogs have warned. Their report found that none of the four main programmes – for bowel, breast and cervical cancers, and abdominal aortic aneurism – is meeting their targets. The committee found that just one in 207 Clinical Commissioning Groups… MPs warned that millions of patients are missing out on cancer checks, accusing NHS England of failing to hold local providers to account for their poor performance. 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. read more

EHF CL F4 until 2020 in Cologne

At its meeting in Valencia, Spain on 26 March 2015, the EHF Executive Committee reached the decision to award the organisation of the EHF CL F4 to the City of Cologne and the LANXESS arena for an additional four years.With the existing agreement with the City of Cologne due to expire after the 2016 event, the new agreement will cover the period 2017 to 2020.Following negotiations by the EHF and EHF Marketing GmbH, the EHF’s marketing subsidiary and the event organiser, the new agreement also includes an additional clause that allows the two-day sport and entertainment event to move to a new city for a one-off event in 2018, 2019 or 2020, if desired.Commenting on the agreement, Jean Brihault, EHF President, said: “Over the past five years we have enjoyed tremendous support from both the City of Cologne and the LANXESS arena, and this close cooperation has undoubtedly contributed to the huge success of the VELUX EHF FINAL4.“Having achieved so much already, we’re now really looking forward to further strengthening our partnership over the coming years.”“Cologne is without doubt the right city for the VELUX EHF FINAL4; a fact borne out year on year by the tens of thousands of handball fans returning to the city to witness the sporting and entertainment mega-event that the VELUX EHF FINAL4 has become.“This long-term agreement to remain in Cologne offers us the opportunity to further grow the event and build on our success to date,” said Peter Vargo, Managing Director, EHF Marketing GmbH.Jürgen Roters, Lord Mayor of the City of Cologne, said: “It’s a tremendous compliment to the Cologne sports community, with its enthusiastic and fair spectators, and also to the organisation in Cologne, that the European Handball Federation has decided to continue to play the Champions League finals in Cologne until 2020. This is also the result of the excellent cooperation between all those involved. We have been successful in the competition with other handball-cities – a special vote of confidence. We can be really proud of this achievement.”Stefan Löcher, Managing Director of the LANXESS arena, said: “In 2010 when the first VELUX EHF FINAL4 was held in the LANXESS arena, we couldn’t have dreamed that, despite fierce competition, we would secure this top-class international event until 2020. This is a great accolade for the sports city Cologne and the LANXESS arena.“Working together over the last few years, we have been successful in establishing this top-class tournament event as a mega-event and we would like to thank the EHF for the trust they have placed in us.”source: EHF ← Previous Story Brothers Babarskas on Balkan target! Next Story → Veszprem and Meshkov for the SEHA GAZPROM title! read more

Adobe la suite CS5 sera disponible mimai

first_imgAdobe : la suite CS5 sera disponible mi-maiÉtats-Unis – Adobe prévoit la sortie de Creative Suite 5 (CS5) vers la mi-mai : de nouvelles versions de Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash, Premiere Pro et Illustrator sont attendues, mais à un prix plutôt musclé.CS5 sortira durant le mois de mai, et Adobe a prévu plusieurs nouveaux outils. Photoshop bénéficiera ainsi d’une fonctionnalité permettant d’isoler tout objet, complexe ou non. Flash pourra quant à lui animer différemment l’outil “segment”, tandis que Dreamweaver offrira des options facilitant la gestion du langage CSS. De son côté, Premiere Pro sera équipé d’un moteur de rendu afin d’obtenir une vue générale des projets, et un outil de dessin en perspective apparaît sur Illustrator. C’est au niveau du prix que le bât blesse : la suite revient à plus de 3.000 euros en France, alors qu’elle ne coûte “que” 2.600 dollars (soit environ 1.900 euros) aux États-Unis. Un prix supérieur justifié, selon Adobe, par un taux de piratage plus élevé dans l’Hexagone. Le 13 avril 2010 à 12:22 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

TShirt Tuesday The Best Watchmen Shirts

first_imgStay on target T-Shirt Tuesday: The Best Hulk ShirtsT-Shirt Tuesday: The Best Fortnite Shirts Back in the days of geek prehistory, a T-shirt was a signal to the world around you that you cared about your nerdy pursuits enough to fly them like a flag. Companies like Graphitti Designs contracted with movie studios and comics publishers to create shirts with our favorite characters and sold them up on the walls of comic book stores and through mail-order.The computer revolution has enabled the T-shirt world to become something totally new – affordable production and distribution means that shirts can be printed in small quantities and sold anywhere in the world. Starting with Threadless, dozens of companies popped up letting artists and designers show their stuff. It’s a better time than ever to be a geek fashionista, and if you’re looking to expand your wardrobe we’re going to help you out every week… on T-Shirt Tuesday.This week: With DC’s Doomsday Clock bringing the world of Watchmen into continuity, dress for the end of the world in these shirts inspired by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ classic series.AdChoices广告Little RorschachWhen you think about Watchmen, the word “cute” doesn’t really come to mind. But this design by Undeadredneck somehow manages to give the property a shot of Peanuts and make it more than a little cuddly. Toting a smiley-face balloon, this masked avenger of the night will deliver brutal beatings to criminals and still be home in time for dinner. Don’t get him started on his dog.$20, buy it here.Doctor ManhattanOne of the most compelling parts of Watchmen comes when Doctor Manhattan is presented with his superhero identity by the United States government, who see the powerful propaganda value of a blue demigod who can reshape matter with a thought. When asked to adopt a traditional whirling-atom symbol as a logo, Manhattan demurs and instead etches the atomic symbol for hydrogen – a nucleus with one electron orbiting it – on his forehead. BustedMike does a fine job duplicating it for this downy-soft heather blue shirt.$23, buy it here.SquirrelshachThis bizarre shirt by JasonPiperberg has us thinking about a whole new version of Watchmen where each character is an animal. Nite Owl is, obviously, an owl, but what other animals do we want to match up? Silk Spectre is a cat, of course. The Comedian is a wild badger. And Rorschach is – a squirrel? Well, they are single-minded hoarders I guess.$20, buy it here.Atari 2600 WatchmenOne thing that doesn’t feature much in the alternate universe 1980s of Watchmen is video games – maybe Alan Moore wasn’t plugged into digital culture so well at the time. But if there was an Atari 2600 in that universe, you bet your bippy that they’d get the license for the real-world superheroes. This charming shirt by andremoraes speculates as to what the label art for that game would look like.$20, buy it here.King Of The WatchThe unique shifting-pattern mask worn by the vigilante Rorschach had a strange origin – it was a sample of heat and pressure-sensitive fabric that was cut by Walter Kovacs at his day job and intended for a prom dress. When the customer was murdered before she could wear it, he transformed it into a new face, one that hid emotions in a constant flow of change. Designer manospd pays tribute to the garment district roots of Rorschach with this shirt.$20, buy it here.King Of The WatchWe’ve seen a lot of pretty ridiculous things in our weekly dive through the universe of geek T-shirts, but every once in a while something still manages to surprise us. Case in point: this totally absurd T by Ninjaink, which casts the Arlen, Texas natives of King of the Hill as the main characters of Watchmen. Look at Cotton as the Comedian – that’s so ridiculous that it wraps back around to genius.$20, buy it here.MinutemenA whole lot of work went into this group shot of the Minutemen, the group of masked crusaders convened in the 1940s that just as quickly fell apart. Instead of an illustration, we’ve got a photograph of nine people in absolutely perfect cosplay lined up for their group shot. Even the background is historically accurate to the comic. Much respect to whatever models got this one together, because it’s one of a kind. Maybe ask designer flyingpigs how they did it.$20, buy it here.Tracy KovacsWalter Kovacs, the deranged vigilante better known as Rorschach, embodies a style of hero most often seen in the work of Steve Ditko: a moral arbiter of right and wrong who has no room for the gray areas in between. One of his earliest antecedents is Chester Gould’s Dick Tracy, that hatchet-jawed cop who hunted down deformed criminals of all stripes with extreme prejudice. Artist Melonseta mashes the two up in this bold and graphic shirt.$20, buy it here.Gunga DinerOne of the coolest things about Watchmen is the insane level of detail Moore, and Gibbons put into their imagined world. It’s close to the reality we know, but things are just a few degrees off. Take fast food – in the more interconnected, multicultural world of Watchmen, McDonald’s has been replaced by more global fare like Indian chain Gunga Diner. That restaurant’s iconic logo appears on a shirt courtesy of bronzarino, and now I’m craving samosas.$20, buy it here.SmileIf there’s one image that the franchise is best known for, it’s the Comedian’s iconic smiley face button, found by Rorschach after his murder with a spray of blood across the top. Artist JacobCharlesDietz has rendered the pinback in photorealistic detail for this T-shirt design, a style we haven’t seen anybody else do. It’s the perfect clue to start on a journey of investigation and apocalypse.$20, buy it here.Alan Moore Knows The ScoreLet’s close this out with a shirt that pays tribute to the man who made Watchmen possible, the heavy-bearded British oracle of chaos magic himself. Alan Moore’s mainstream comics career is probably over and he couldn’t be happier about that. Now he’s free to write bizarre Lovecraftian horror, quirky meta-fiction and whatever else he pleases. Kudos to SquareDog for this design, which quotes a classic Pop Will Eat Itself song.$20, buy it here.center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Amtrak train hits tree triggers mudslide car derails

first_imgAn Amtrak spokeswoman says a train bound from Los Angeles to Seattle hit a tree lying across the tracks in Southern Oregon’s stormy Cascade Mountains, triggering a mudslide that derailed the baggage car and stalled the 246 passengers for hours.Spokeswoman Christina Leeds said no one was injured Wednesday. A freight train engine was dispatched to haul the passenger cars back to the station in Chemult, a small community about 165 miles southeast of Portland. Leeds said passenger cars were without power for several hours.Passengers got sub sandwiches and beverages as they boarded buses Wednesday evening for the trip to Portland. Leeds said plans called for Seattle-bound travelers to board a new train in Portland.Among the passengers was Regina Fraser, a co-host of the PBS travel show “Grannies on Safari.” In a brief phone interview, she said the passengers’ mood was “very positive” and credited the train crew with helping keep everyone calm.last_img read more

All clear given after bomb threat made at Florida Career College

first_imgLAUDERDALE LAKES, FLA. (WSVN) – Deputies gave the all clear after reports of a bomb threat at Florida Career College in Lauderdale Lakes forced an evacuation.According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, the bomb threat was made at the Florida Career College building, located at 3383 N. State Road 7. The threat was made at around 10 a.m., Wednesday via phone.The building was evacuated, and the students were given the option to sit in a bus until the all clear was given at 11:20 a.m.This follows another bomb threat that happened at Westside Regional Hospital in Plantation on Jan. 18.According to officials, a man in a red shirt walked into that same facility and told the security guard that he was a terrorist. He fled the scene and nothing was found in that case.If you recognize that man, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more