This post was written as part of the IBM for Midsize Business program, which provides midsize businesses with the tools, expertise and solutions they need to become engines of a smarter planet.If you are competing by creating a higher level of value, then you can’t try to compete against lower levels of value and the accompanying lower price.You don’t need to win the battle over product or service (Level 1 Value Creation). You don’t need to compete and win feature by feature and benefit by benefit. You only need parity here, and you may not need parity if you create enough value that you can lose on some features and benefits. BMW isn’t big on cup holders.You also don’t need to win a contest over experience (Level 2 Value Creation) in business-to-business sales. Again, here you only need parity when it comes to service, support, and customer experience. The experience that you should be worrying about is the experience you provide as a salesperson (and that’s Level 4 Value Creation).It used to be that tangible, measurable business results differentiated you in B2B sales. Now, it is table stakes (Level 3 Value Creation). It doesn’t hurt to have a better return on investment, but I’ll bet you never get a look at your competitor’s; you’ll likely only receive feedback that they have a lower price.If you are competing by creating the highest level of value for your clients, you will be focused on collaborating with your clients around creating the biggest, most value-creating solution. You will be proactively presenting ideas that help your client build a future-oriented platform from which to produce even greater results. The solution you create together will be tied to their most strategic initiatives. And, you will be side-by-side in the foxhole with your client, ensuring what you build together produces the promised results.If you are going to create this higher level of value (Level 4 Value Creation), you can’t compete on price. You aren’t competing by creating transactional value, and your competitor is going to have a lower price (Period. End of story). You only win by selling greater value, not by competing on price.Big, strong value beats skinny, weak transactional.
A Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant was killed in north Kashmir’s Bandipora on Thursday. In another development, three persons, including two soldiers, suffered injuries in continued firing by the Pakistani troops along the Line of Control in Rajouri and Poonch in the Pir Panchal Valley.According to the police, a Pakistani LeT militant was killed at Shakoor Din Mohalla in Badnipora’s Hajin on Thursday when an exchange of fire took place between the security forces and hiding militants. The security forces were pursuing credible leads about the presence of LeT militants.Ceasefire violationsTwo soldiers and a civilian were injured in Pakistani firing along the Line of Control in the Pir Panjal valley’s Poonch and Rajouri districts.The soldiers were injured when a post manned by the Army’s Mahar regiment came under fire in the Mankote Sector, said the Army.The ceasefire violations spread to Rajouri, Nowshera and parts of Poonch on Thursday .
The Tamaraws were eliminated from the Final Four in Season 80 despite holding a twice-to-beat advantage against third seed Ateneo and they made sure that won’t happen this time around.FEU ended its finals curse of six years after it upended Ateneo, 21-25, 25-23. 25-22, 25-22, Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena in what turned out to be a statement game for the Tamaraws.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“We were at that point [where the past could happen twice] but I told my teammates that this is Season 81, that was in Season 80,” said Richard Solis in Filipino. “We won’t let happen what happened last year repeat itself. We worked really hard to get this victory.”FEU owned the twice-to-beat advantage in its Season 80 series against the Blue Eagles but had no answer for the monstrosity of Marck Espejo. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next With his team at a disadvantage, Espejo put up an unreal average of 39 points per game including a 55-point outburst in the opener.The Tamaraws’ win over the Blue Eagles also pushed them to their first finals series since Season 75 where they lost to National University in three games.John Paul Bugaoan said they won’t stop until they get the title and that the pain they’ve experienced in Season 80 was a lesson learned for them.“We won’t stop until we get that big trophy,” said Bugaoan. “We don’t want what happened last year to happen again. We just have to work hard, and as Kuya Richard said that was in Season 80, this is Season 81.”ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew LATEST STORIES 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 crowd01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games02:42PH 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MANILA, Philippines—Far Eastern University made sure it has learned its lesson from a season ago.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Fiery weigh-in whets appetites for Alvarez-Jacobs showdown Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles View comments
Andy Murray ended a long drought against Novak Djokovic when he beat the Serbian 6-4 4-6 6-3 in a draining final of the Rogers Cup on Sunday.The British right-hander ended an eight-match, 25-month losing streak against Djokovic and improved from third to second in the world rankings. He had not beaten the world number one since the 2013 Wimbledon final.Djokovic, who lost for just the fourth time this year, had won 12 consecutive Masters Series finals since he fell to Roger Federer in Cincinnati in 2012.Murray and Djokovic embraced at the net after a three-hour battle of attrition that left them exhausted as courtside temperatures reached 40C.”Everybody wants me and Novak to dislike each other and people always try to stir things up between us,” Murray, 28, said in a courtside interview.Also read: Djokovic retains No.1 position in latest rankings”It’s impossible to be extremely close when we’re playing in these sorts of matches because it’s so mentally challenging and physically demanding and you need to try to still have that competitive edge as well. “But it’s not easy, not only because we get on but because he’s bloody good, he’s number one in the world and he hasn’t lost in a Masters Series this year. To win against him is extremely tough.” Murray made the decisive break in the second game of the final set but it was not all plain sailing after that, as he survived an 18-minute fifth game to hold serve and take a 4-1 lead en route to his third title on the Canadian hardcourts, and first since 2010.advertisement”We’ve played many matches like that, especially in grand slams,” Murray said. “If this was the U.S. Open, we’d have to play another couple of sets like that, which isn’t easy.”He’s obviously one of the best returners in the world and he obviously has a lot of confidence to stand and fight right to the end, so you have to play right to the end of the match and weather the storms when they come, and I managed to that today.”The vanquished Djokovic said sub-par serving had cost him the match.”Andy is deservedly a winner today on the court,” he said.”I thought what made the difference was his serve and my serve. I didn’t serve well the first set and a half.”But not taking anything away from him, from his victory. He deserved it. He stepped in, played some great shots. Most of all the moments when he needed to, he served very, very well.”
Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ This jewelry designer is also an architect Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:54BCDA bares plan to pilot driverless vehicles in SEA Games01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance02:11Makabayan 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 PH shooting team targets Tokyo Olympics DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers MOST READ LATEST STORIES “I’m excited to be given an opportunity to tryout and wear the Philippines’ jersey again,” Romeo told reporters in Filipino before his first practice with the 3×3 training pool on Monday at Meralco Gym.The 27-year-old guard is a former Gilas Pilipinas mainstay but he hasn’t seen action for the Philippine team since the fight-marred game against Australia in the Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers in July last year.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceDespite getting snubbed in recent iterations of the Philippine team, Romeo is still hoping to make his return to Gilas.“Of course. I’m still young. I just need to really prepare for it when I get another chance. I need to show that I’m deserving to play in five-on-five.” View comments Terrence Romeo, right, and Chris Newsome loosen up during practice Monday at Meralco Gym. Photo by Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Whether it’s five-on-five or three-on-three, Terrence Romeo just couldn’t hide his excitement after getting an invitation for a chance to represent the country anew.Romeo was among those included in the Philippines’ talent-rich pool for the men’s 3×3 event in the Southeast Asian Games, which will be held in the country later this year.ADVERTISEMENT Becoming his own man Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week!
Real Madrid succumbed to a stunning 3-0 defeat at Eibar as Santiago Solari’s reign as permanent head coach got off to a torrid start on Saturday.Having taken over from the sacked Julen Lopetegui following the 5-1 Clasico drubbing at the hands of Barcelona, Solari showed early promise with four wins from four in his interim tenure.That run was enough to earn the former Madrid midfielder a deal through to June 2021, but his fortunes will have to improve drastically if he is to have any hope of remaining in the Santiago Bernabeu hotseat until then. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Gonzalo Escalante’s scrappy opener saw Madrid fall behind for the first time under Solari, and the writing was on the wall with quickfire goals early in the second period through Sergi Enrich and Kike.The shocking defeat capped a tough 48 hours for the club, who on Friday released a statement to deny accusations made by Der Spiegel that captain Sergio Ramos had broken anti-doping regulations on two occasions in the past.Ramos and the rest of the backline were soon under pressure, Thibaut Courtois producing a wonder-save to tip Kike’s dipping 30-yard volley onto the post, before Karim Benzema was denied on the line by Cote.After 15 minutes of frenetic action, Eibar broke the deadlock as Barca loanee Marc Cucurella surged down the left and squared for Kike. His attempt was brilliantly kept out by Courtois but Escalante managed to bundle the ball home from inside the six-yard box.5 – Real Madrid have only attempted five total shots in the first half against Eibar, the lowest figure they have recorded at halftime in a single all competitions game under Santiago Solari. Clog. pic.twitter.com/bj9F4gzCYy— OptaJose (@OptaJose) November 24, 2018And shortly after the restart, the European champions’ woe worsened.Toni Kroos played a poor pass across the defence to Alvaro Odriozola, who dallied on the ball, allowing Cucurella to steal in and tee up Enrich for a low finish inside the left-hand post.Five minutes later, the game was effectively put beyond a desperate Madrid as Cucurella whipped in a low cross that took a touch off Enrich and ran perfectly for Kike to tap into an empty net from five yards to seal Eibar’s first ever league win over their illustrious opponents.What does it mean? Solari under the pump immediatelyThings could hardly have gone worse for the new head coach. One defeat in isolation is far from disastrous, but the manner of such a loss was concerning. Leaders Barca could be seven points clear of Madrid by the end of Saturday.Cucurella a class aboveEscalante, Enrich and Kike scored the goals but Cucurella was the real star. On loan from Madrid’s fierce rivals, he tormented the right side of Los Blancos’ defence and had a hand in all three goals.Madrid malaise returns with a vengeanceOften under Lopetegui, Madrid looked devoid of inspiration. In Solari’s four interim games in charge, there were signs of improvement, but this capitulation was a major step back. The Bernabeu board may be wondering if they showed faith in the right man.Key Opta Facts- Real Madrid have conceded 19 goals after the first 13 LaLiga 2018-19 matchdays, their worst start in a single LaLiga season since 2008-09 (20 goals conceded).- Eibar have won their first LaLiga game against Real Madrid, Barcelona or Atletico Madrid after 26 meetings against these sides (W1 D3 L22).- Madrid had only three shots on target against Eibar, their joint lowest figure in away games across all competitions in 2018.- Thibaut Courtois has conceded 18 goals in 11 league games for Real Madrid (1.64 on average); the Belgian conceded 94 goals in 111 league games for Atletico in the competition (0.85 on average).What’s next?Madrid will seek to bounce back and secure Champions League progression from Tuesday’s trip to Roma, while Eibar travel to struggling Rayo Vallecano on Friday. read more
Samsung India launches a new Orchid Gray colour variant for its 2017 flagship phones — Galaxy S8 and S8+. By adding the new colour option, Samsung Galaxy S8 is now available in — Midnight Black, Maple Gold and Orchid Gray colour variants, while the Galaxy S8+ is available in four colour options including — Midnight Black, Maple Gold, Coral Blue and Orchid Gray. The Orchid Gray colour Galaxy S8 and S8+ are already up for pre-orde on Flipkart and Samsung stores across the country. Commenting on bringing the new colour to the S8 and S8+, Asim Warsi, Senior Vice President, Mobile Business, Samsung India says, “To further fuel the unprecedented response to Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, Samsung is pleased to introduce the all new Orchid Gray colour. Through this stunning colour, our consumers would make a style statement that would set them above and apart from everyone else.”The new Orchid Gray colour Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ features the same specs as the base variant. In terms of the specifications, Galaxy S8 comes with bezel-less design and 5.8-inch Infinity Display, while the S8+ comes with a 6.2-inch display screen. Further, the flagship phones are powered by industry-first 10nm processor – Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 SoC. “The processor allow for smooth multitasking with 20 per cent less battery consumption than before. Now users can enjoy a seamless, interruption-free experience when playing graphically-intensive games,” says the company.Also Read: Samsung launches refurbished Galaxy Note 7 aka Note 7FE with smaller battery, cheaper priceOn the optics front, Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ come equipped with 12-megapixel camera on the rear, while sports an 8-megapixel front facing camera. The back camera comes coupled with Dual Pixel Technology, while on the other hand the selfie shooter comes with smart autofocus and F1.7 aperture which is said to allow users to capture bright and high-res picture even in low light situation.advertisementSamsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ also includes several other features like — IP68 water and dust resistance, hybrid dual SIM slot, always-on display and fast and wireless charging capabilities. The flagship phones come with 64GB of internal storage, which can be further expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card.Pricing and availabilityThe new Orchid Gray variant of the Galaxy S8 is priced at Rs 57,900, while the Galaxy S8+ costs Rs 64,900. The smartphones will be available for pre-order from July 5 to 11 on Flipkart and Samsung Shop and will go on sale starting July 12. This means consumers can buy the new Orchid Gray colour Galaxy S8 and S8+ from either online or offline stores.Further, Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ (Orchid Gray) buyers will also get dual benefit offer of a free Convertible Wireless Charger which is worth Rs 4,499 and Rs 3,000 cashback on HDFC credit card.
Mick Schumacher beat four-time Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel in the individual race in the group stage of the Race Of Champions. Mick Schumacher, who joined the Ferrari Driver Academy last week, had earlier teamed up with Vettel to represent Germany in the Race Of Champions Nations Cup final.In a fiercely-contested final in Mexico City, Team Nordic’s Tom Kristensen and Johan Kristoffersson beat the Vettel-Schumacher duo to deny Team Germany a shot at the Race Of Champions title. Team Germany has won the title eight times.Mick Schumacher, however, lost in the quarter-finals to former F1 driver Esteban Gutierrez.Mick Schumacher, 19, will be racing in the 2019 Formula 2 championship as the European F3 champion.It increases the chances that Mick Schumacher could be on the F1 grid as early as 2020 if he shines in F2 the way Charles Leclerc has.Schumacher’s father Michael won seven F1 titles, five of those with Ferrari from 2000-04. Michael Schumacher holds the record for race wins with 91 and is second all-time for pole positions behind Lewis Hamilton.Michael Schumacher, 50, suffered serious head injuries in an accident while he was skiing with Mick in the French Alps at Meribel on December 29, 2013. Updates on his health have been scarce since he left hospital in September 2014 to be cared for privately at his Swiss home on the shores of Lake Geneva.
Lionel Messi Messi reaches 100 European goals with Olympiakos beauty Goal Last updated 2 years ago 04:25 10/19/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(32) Lluis Gene Lionel Messi Barcelona Barcelona v Olympiakos Piraeus Olympiakos Piraeus UEFA Champions League The Argentine reached his century and also closed in on 100 in the Champions League alone with a fine display to take down Wednesday’s opponents Lionel Messi reached 100 goals in European competition with a stunning free-kick to put Barcelona closer to victory against Olympiakos. The Argentine wizard curled home just over an hour into Wednesday’s Champions League clash, sending his club 2-0 up despite having been reduced to 10 men after Gerard Pique’s red card. Messi 13/10 first scorer v Malaga Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Lucas Digne struck shortly afterwards to extend the advantage for Ernesto Valverde’s men, but all eyes were on Messi as he reached an historic century of goals. 100 – Lionel Messi has scored his 100th goal in European competition (97 in #UCL , 3 in UEFA Super Cup). Landmark. pic.twitter.com/VqLZuVsLGk — OptaJose (@OptaJose) 18 de octubre de 2017 Messi becomes only the second player to attain the milestone after Cristiano Ronaldo, who has scored a total of 113 in all European club competitions. The Real Madrid star also boasts 110 in the Champions League alone, against Messi’s 97, although he has also played 143 games compared to Leo’s 118 (excluding qualifiers).
6 sliced scallions1 cup pear juice1 cup hot pepper paste (gochujang)1/2 cup makgeolli1/2 cup mirin1/2 cup soy sauce1/2 cup sugar1/2 cup Korean chili flakes (gochugaru)1/2 cup corn syrup1/2 cup toasted white sesame seeds3 tbsp sesame oil3 tbsp minced garlic2 tbsp minced ginger1 tbsp black pepperMethod:Sweat the sliced scallions, garlic, and ginger together with cooking oil.Add the makgeolli and mirin. Let the liquid reduce by half then add the remaining ingredients.Stir well and make sure all ingredients are combined, then simmer for 10 minutes. 10 Classic Vodka Cocktail Recipes You Can Mix at Home 5 Classic Whiskey Cocktails You Should Know How to Make 7 Fall Cocktail Recipes to Enjoy With Cooler Weather Grilling season is upon us, and we’re prepping by giving our grills a good scrub and stocking the pantry with things like dry rubs and seasoning salts. And while we always love a good homemade meat glaze, there is no shame in going out and buying a bottle of barbecue sauce when you’re strapped for time. Or maybe you’re simply feeling a little bit lazy. Don’t worry, we’re not judging. There are plenty of top-notch bottled barbecue sauces on the market these days, many of which are made without high-fructose corn syrup or artificial flavors. But making a grilling sauce from scratch doesn’t have to be a big production.We turned to three chefs across the country to get their easy barbecue sauce recipes that don’t require a lot of time to put together. Though the ingredient lists can look a little daunting at first, it’s likely you have most of the components in your pantry already. Plus, after stocking up on the rest of the ingredients, you can make these delicious meat glazes all season long. Whip up these big batch recipes, store them in the fridge, and reach for them anytime you break out the grill.South Texas Mustard Base BBQ SauceAnastassios Mentis/Getty Images(By Jason Dady, owner of Shuck Shack, Tre Trattoria, Two Bros. BBQ Market, B&D Ice House, and The Bin Tapas Bar)“This is a classic South Texas mustard base barbecue sauce,” Dady says. “It is the Texan staple, from brisket to ribs, turkey to cabrito. It’s a tried and true Texas barbecue sauce. I love using the Maille mustards because of their finesse and sharp flavors.”Ingredients:3 medium yellow onions, chopped1 lb fresh peaches, diced6 garlic cloves, finely chopped1/2 cup ketchup1/2 cup Maille dijon mustard1/2 cup Maille Old Style1/4 cup molasses1/4 cup tomato sauce1/4 cup red wine vinegar1/8 cup Worcestershire1/8 cup fresh lemon juice1/8 cup brown sugar1/4 cup coarse black pepper2 tbsp Cholula hot sauce2 tbsp kosher salt1 tbsp dry mustardMethod: In a medium saucepan over medium heat, sweat onions, garlic, and peaches until soft.Stir in remaining ingredients and simmer for 1 hour over low heat, being careful not to scorch.Puree and strain. Chill immediately and use as needed.Cherry BBQ Saucemphillips007/Getty Images(By Justin Cucci, owner of Root Down, Linger, El Five, Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, and Vital Root)“Cherries are life-changing moments for me, especially Rainer,” Cucci says. “To add them to a smoky barbecue sauce, it’s a whole new thing. Tart, sweet, and fleshy, they change barbecue to a more refined flavor and really make grilling meats, chicken, and even veggies into a true seasonal summer event.”Ingredients:2.5 lbs fresh Bing or Rainier cherries1 lb brown sugar5 cloves fresh garlic, peeled8 oz organic ketchup8 oz tamari soy sauce8 oz tomato paste8 oz Cholula hot sauce6 oz apple cider vinegar4 oz yellow onion4 oz Worcestershire dauce1/4 cup chili powder2 tbsp smoked paprika powder1 tbsp hickory liquid smoke seasoning1 tbsp kosher salt2 tsp black pepper1 tsp cayenne chili1 tsp chipotle chili powderMethod:Pit the cherries and blend in a blender until smooth.In a large saucepan, sweat the onion and garlic until translucent in color.Add the tomato paste and ketchup and cook for 10 minutes.Add all the remaining ingredients, including the cherry puree, and cook for 30 minutes.Cool the sauce and then blend until very smooth in a blender.Check and adjust seasoning.Korean Rib GlazeNatapetrovich/Getty Images(By Brandon Kirksey, owner and chef of Foxsister)“This is the perfect sauce for glazing baby back ribs hot off the grill,” Kirksey says. “It also works great for barbecue chicken or grilled tofu!”Note: If you can’t find Makgeolli (Korean unfiltered rice beer, which you can learn more about here) you can substitute sake.Ingredients: Editors’ Recommendations 10 Reasons Why Yuzu Should Be Your New Favorite Cocktail Ingredient The Peached Tortilla’s Fried Rice Recipe Is Just Plain Delicious
zoomImage Courtesy: Port of Newcastle The National Competition Council’s (NCC’s) draft recommendation on Port of Newcastle, if exercised, would turn the port into an unregulated monopolist, according to the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC).Namely, the ACCC has raised concerns following NCC’s draft recommendation on the port, which includes the potential removal of regulation of the shipping channel service at the Port of Newcastle.The port, which provides the only commercially viable means of exporting coal from the Hunter Valley region in New South Wales, was privatised in 2014 via a 98-year lease to Port of Newcastle Operations.The NCC’s preliminary view that the declaration should be revoked would mean the terms and conditions of access to the port would be unregulated.“Should the declaration be revoked, the Port of Newcastle will be an unregulated monopolist that is able to determine the terms and conditions of its access with little constraint,” ACCC Chair Rod Sims said.“It would be reasonable to expect that, without regulation, further price increases at the port would follow and this would be a bad outcome for users and the economy, particularly given the history here,” Sims added.The NCC’s recommendation follows an application from the port’s owner, Port of Newcastle Operations, that the declaration of the shipping channel be revoked.In October 2018, after an application by port user Glencore, the ACCC determined the port should reduce its charge for the shipping channel service by about 20 per cent.
TORONTO – No winning ticket was sold for the $33 million jackpot in Saturday night’s Lotto 649 draw.However, the guaranteed $1 million prize was claimed by a ticket holder on the Prairies.The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on Oct. 3 will be approximately $40 million.
The Waldorf Astoria’s Grand Ballroom was taken over by celebrities dressed as witches, wizards and warlocks in honor of Bette Midler’s Annual Hulaween Bash last week.Bette Midler and Kathy GriffinCredit/Copyright: Alex MendezAll the costumes were something to talk about, but no one could compare to Bette Milder dressing up as her icon role – Winifred Sanderson from Hocus Pocus. It was all the rage on Friday night, October 28th, but that was not the reason that Bette Milder and other stars dressed up and celebrated the night away.NYRP Director Deborah Martin and Bette Midler Credit/Copyright: Alex MendezAside from a costume contest judged by renown designer, Marc Jacobs, the stars came out to support Bette Midler’s New York Restoration Project. Bette Midler created this organization in 1995 after witnessing and being outraged that areas in Upper New York City such as Fort Tyron Park and Fort Washington Park were consumed with litter. She – along with a few friends – started cleaning up these areas, and that started New York Restoration Project. Since then they have accomplished creating numerous community gardens, restoring public parks and planting trees in all the boroughs, all making New York City green and beautiful.Sandra Bernhard at Hulaween GalaCredit/Copyright: Alex MendezThis year the New York Restoration Project celebrates their 20th anniversary. The event was hosted by comedian, Kathy Griffin, and featured a performance by Darlene Love. The room was transformed into a Halloween wonderland by Douglas Little. The event was the perfect way to celebrate all that New York Restoration Project has done for New York City.Copyright ©2016Look to the Stars
This is the third time the Joint Border Committee (JBC) has convened, and the first time the committee has held bilateral negotiations in East Timor. The Committee last met in July in Jakarta.According to UNTAET, the East Timorese agenda includes developing a general mutual understanding of what “border normalization” entails and endorsing an Indonesian “Right of Transit Passage” proposal that will allow East Timorese to travel between the Oecussi enclave in West Timor and the other districts of East Timor.The recommendations from the JBC meeting are expected to be passed on to the Council of Ministers of East Timor and the Indonesian Government for discussion and approval. Agreements reached will eventually be passed on to the Border Liaison Committee for implementation.The heads of the two delegations, East Timorese Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Fernando de Araújo, and the Head of the Research and Development Board at the Indonesian Foreign Ministry, Muhammad Yusuf, each expressed great satisfaction over the convening of the meeting in Dili, and their strong hope for the JBC’s continued progress.
Junior forward LaQuinton Ross (10) glides to the hoop for a score during a game against Delaware Dec. 18 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 76-64. Credit: Mark Batke / Lantern photographerShortly after tip against Louisiana-Monroe, the Ohio State Buckeyes looked as if they wanted to finish their final non-conference game as quickly as possible.No. 3 OSU (13-0, 0-0) jumped out to a 12-0 lead in the opening four minutes against the Warhawks (3-5, 0-0), and cruised to an easy 71-31 victory Friday.“I’m excited. Honestly, I’m just ecstatic. I can’t wait,” senior guard Lenzelle Smith Jr. said after the win about the opportunity to start Big Ten play next week. “I know it’s going to be fun, some great challenges. We’re going to learn a lot about this team. All the games up to this point is what we’ve been preparing for — the Big Ten conference.”The Buckeyes are set to travel to Purdue Tuesday. The Big Ten conference currently has four teams in the top 25, with three being in the top five.“I think sometimes during the non-conference, as you play some of these teams that are not as good as you are, you actually play down to them. That’s not good for teams, that’s not what you’re supposed to do,” junior forward LaQuinton Ross said after the win. “When we come out in Big Ten play, there’s going to be teams that are just as good as us, and we’re going to have to play.”Ross finished with a double-double against Louisiana-Monroe, pouring in 15 points and collecting 10 rebounds. He was one of three Buckeyes to finish the game in double figures scoring, as sophomore guard Amedeo Della Valle tallied 14 and Smith Jr. led all scorers with 17.“I was very pleased with the energy we played with. Defensively I thought we were unselfish, offensively I thought we missed some open shots that I wish we could make, but for the most part, I thought they did a good job of getting themselves ready to play,” OSU coach Thad Matta said following the win.Louisiana-Monroe shot just 10 of 54 from the field, including 3 of 18 from beyond the 3-point line. No player scored more than seven points against OSU, who heads into Big Ten play as one of two undefeated teams in the conference along with No. 4 Wisconsin. Matta said the tough play in the conference is the reason players come to play at OSU.“We tell our guys, ‘You’ve got 18 battles coming up. The war’s decided in March,’” Matta said. “Just from the standpoint of the challenges that lie ahead, that’s what guys sign up for when they come to play at Ohio State. There’s going to be some tremendous battles every night we take the floor, and I think for us, it’s exciting.”OSU led, 41-20, at halftime and used a 15-0 run to open the second half to put things even further out of reach. Louisiana-Monroe failed to score its first point in the second half until there was just 10:40 left to play.The Buckeyes won 12 of their 13 non-conference games by at least 10 points, with the only exception coming Dec. 21 when they defeated Notre Dame 64-61, and seem prime for the rugged Big Ten.“I think what these 13 games did, it showed us where we measure out at — how good our team really is,” Ross said. “Going back through some of the games, I’m pretty sure the coaches are going to go back and look at some of those games and think about some of those games and see what we have done, see how we have grown from the first game to this game right here. I think it’s just going to to give us a measurement, how good our team is for the Big Ten.”Even though the Buckeyes are one of the nation’s top-ranked teams, that doesn’t necessarily mean much, Smith Jr. said.“I don’t really think those rankings mean anything,” Smith Jr. said. “I think you take away everybody’s rankings right now because when you get into conference play, each night if you don’t come to play, you’re going to lose.”Tipoff between the Buckeyes and Boilermakers (10-3, 0-0) Tuesday is set for 1 p.m. at Mackey Arena.Correction: An earlier version of this story stated that OSU won each of their non-conference games by at least 10 points. In fact, the Buckeyes won 12 of their 13 games by at least double digits, only defeating Notre Dame by three points Dec. 21.
Le Meizu MX sort avec des spécificités revues à la hausseOn avait eu vent des capacités de ce concurrent direct de l’iPhone d’Apple en Chine. Le lancement officiel de ce smartphone a eu lieu hier et il semblerait que le Meizu MX avait comme résolution d’améliorer quelques unes de ses performances.Sorti en Chine et à Hong-Kong le jour du Nouvel An, le MX aurait, en moins d’un moins, retravaillé quelques-uns de ses éléments. Il embarquera bien un processeur dual-core 1,4 GHz mais sera certainement plus simple d’utilisation grâce à des boutons retouchés. De même, la lentille de l’APN 8 mégapixels bénéficiera d’un revêtement anti-salissures. Autre gros point positif: le MX devrait bénéficier de la mise à jour vers Android 4.0.Quelques surprises sympas donc, que les chinois peuvent d’ores et déjà apprécier. 900 d’entre eux faisaient la queue devant la boutique de Meizu à Hong-Kong pour se procurer le MX au prix de 2999 yuan, soit 370 euros.Le 2 janvier 2012 à 18:45 • Maxime Lambert
Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, July 6, 2017 – Providenciales – A team of basketball players from the TCI Rising Stars Basketball Club is preparing to compete in an international basketball tournament on July 18th – 22nd 2017 in Puerto Rico. The tournament is expected to attract teams from countries such as Costa Rica, Dominican Republic and Mexico.InterHealth Canada is a key sponsor of the team from the Turks and Caicos Islands, which will consist of fourteen young male athletes from Grand Turk and Providenciales. The corporate arm of the healthcare management company provided financial aid and purchased the team uniforms.During a media briefing on Wednesday, July 5th 2017 at the Downtown Ballpark in Providenciales, Public Relations and Marketing Manager for InterHealth Canada TCI, Nikira John said the donation reflects the company’s commitment towards health promotion and encouraging youth, especially young men, to stay physically active and productively engaged. Secretary of the TCI Basketball Federation, Trevor Cooke also participated in the media briefing to offer best wishes to the team during their final two weeks of practice.President and Vice-President of the Rising Stars Basketball Club, Marvin and Jarrett Forbes intend to utilise the opportunity to promote their older athletes on an international scale with hopes of receiving a college scholarship.The TCI Rising Stars Basketball Club has managed to seize unique overseas opportunities for its basketball stars in the past. Dwaine Simmons, a young athlete of Grand Turk most recently secured a college basketball scholarship with Dakota College in the United States.The club was established in the Turks and Caicos Islands in 2012 with a mission to empower today’s youth and teach young basketball players to have respect for themselves, their peers, and their community by instilling a code of ethics built on honesty, responsibility and team work.Currently, there are 90 athletes registered in Providenciales and 82 athletes registered in Grand Turk ages 8-18. The goal is to eventually expand to the islands of South Caicos, Middle Caicos and North Caicos.Press Release: interHealthCanada
Nagole: Division Corporator Cheruku Sangeetha Prashanth Goud participated in ‘Saaf Hyderabad-Shaandar Hyderabad’ with Nagole Government High School students, teachers and Sanitation staff on Wednesday. They cleaned up the surroundings and educated locals about keeping the area tidy by saying slogans.DC Mukund Reddy, AMOH Manjula Vani, School Head Master Ranga Reddy, Aruna, Sudheer, Jyothi, Sailaja and others also took part in the programme.
Prabhas’ Saaho movie new postersInstagramBaahubali actor Prabhas has released a new poster from his upcoming movie Saaho, which is set for release on August 15. This intriguing poster is sure to give a dose of thrill to the audience.More than a month after creating his Instagram account, Prabhas had earlier released a poster of Saaho on his page which had gone viral. Six days after this post, the Baahubali actor has shared another brand new poster from the movie. He captioned it with, “Hey darlings, the second poster of my film, Saaho is here. Check it out! #15AugWithSaaho.”In this poster of Saaho, Prabhas is seen riding a bike and he carries an intense look with this intriguing poster. His deadly look will give a dose of thrill to his fans. A fierce look and fast paced chases are all the hints we can get from this new outing from the much awaited high octane movie. The background has broken glasses and flying cop cars to add to the action-packed poster.This new poster of Saaho has action filled to its brim which tells us that this movie will be the one to remember. Prabhas’ commendable look on the bike has set the right notes for action lovers. It has raised the bars of the viewers’ expectations and curiosity really high for the release of the film.Saaho is undoubtedly the most anticipated and highly talked film of 2019 in India. Prabhas is paired alongside Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor in the movie, which is simultaneously shot in three languages Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. It also has a superlative ensemble cast of Jackie Shroff, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Mandira Bedi, Chunky Panday, Mahesh Manjrekar, Arun Vijay and Murali Sharma.Saaho is a high octane action thriller which is produced by UV Creations and directed by Sujeeth. The makers are reportedly spending Rs 300 crore on its production and it is definitely the highest budget action film in India.
At least 12 people were killed in a massive blaze that engulfed a London tower block on Wednesday, raising serious questions about fire safety in Britain’s housing blocks.Here is what we know so far:How many victims?The police have said at least 12 people were killed at Grenfell Tower in west London and they expect the number to rise as emergency workers make their way through the building.”Sadly I don’t anticipate that there will be further survivors,” Metropolitan Police commander Stuart Cundy said in a televised address.The London Ambulance Service said it had treated 69 patients, 18 of whom remained in critical condition by Wednesday afternoon.The 24-storey tower is home to between 600 and 800 residents and has one stairway through which people could escape, locals told AFP.London Mayor Sadiq Khan said firefighters were only able to reach the 12th floor of the 24-storey block at the height of the blaze.More than 200 firefighters were deployed to put out the fire. Some 100 medics tended the casualties.What happened?Fire services said they received the first call at 00:54 am on Wednesday (2354 GMT Tuesday) and were on scene at the Grenfell Tower public housing complex within six minutes.Witnesses reported the entire building was on fire by around 2:00 am (0100 GMT). Around an hour later the London Fire Brigade also tweeted that the whole building was in flames, starting from the second floor.Survivors said they saw the flames outside their windows, rising up the exterior of the building, which had recently been covered in cladding during a major refurbishment finished last year.”It appears that the external cladding has significantly contributed to the spread of fire,” said Angus Law from the BRE Centre for Fire Safety Engineering at the University of Edinburgh.Where was the fire?Grenfell Tower is a concrete block built in 1974 in the working-class area of north Kensington in west London.The £8.7 million (9.9 million euro, $11 million) refurbishment of the block was completed last year and included new windows and heating system.The area neighbours the wealthy district of Notting Hill.What were residents’ concerns?Construction firm Rydon, which completed the refurbishment of the tower in 2016, said the work “met all required building control, fire regulation and health and safety standards”.David Collins, former chairman of the Grenfell Tower Residents’ Association, said the building’s management had failed to listen to residents’ calls for improvements on fire safety.”If the same concerns were had in a wealthy part of Kensington and Chelsea they would have got resolved, but here they didn’t get resolved,” Collins told AFP.”This is a multi-ethnic, multicultural, diverse community that just didn’t get served by the people representing them,” he said.Local residents had warned a year ago about a potential fire risk caused by rubbish being allowed to accumulate during the refurbishment.”This matter is of particular concern as there is only one entry and exit to Grenfell Tower during the improvement works,” read a blog post by the Grenfell Action Group.”The potential for a fire to break out in the communal area on the walkway does not bear thinking about as residents would be trapped in the building with no way out,” it said.Some residents said the official advice was that people should stay inside in the event of a fire.Khan said the advice would be looked into.”We can’t have is a situation (where) people’s safety is put at risk because of bad advice being given or if it is the case, as it’s been alleged, of tower blocks not being properly serviced and maintained,” he told the BBC.British Prime Minister Theresa May’s new chief of staff Gavin Barwell, a former housing minister, promised a review of building regulations covering fire safety following a fatal 2009 fire in another London local authority apartment block.The review has not been published.