From energetic samba to street-style percussion and beyond — here’s the perfect soundtrack for high-octane sports video projects.Right now, the world is gripped by soccer fever as people everywhere gather to cheer on their favorite teams. To mark the occasion — and to help you with your sports-themed videos — our music team has created the perfect royalty-free music playlist.This collection of 14 hand-picked tracks instantly evokes the energy and excitement of the soccer pitch and encompasses all the iconic musical styles associated with the beautiful game.Image via Yaraslau.Try out “Samba Romp,” by Faberge — a bright, catchy Brazilian-themed track with an uplifting vibe. “This Beat is Addictive,” by MVM Productions, pulses with exciting street-style percussion to create a carnival atmosphere. Or match the on-pitch action with high-energy action tracks like “You Thought I Was Playing,” by JAM Studio, and “Game Start,” by Tonemassif.Plus, no world sports tournament would be complete without an iconic anthem. “I’m Waiting For You” and “Where Are You” by Denis fit the bill perfectly. Both are epic pop ballads featuring Russian vocals.Each track in our sports playlist is royalty-free, so with the purchase of a simple license, you can use your chosen tracks in your sports videos without paying royalty fees. Find your next royalty free stock music track here.
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 Now For more than a decade now, many in sales have been neglecting what may the single most crucial activity necessary for producing sales results. That activity is prospecting, and it is what is required to open new relationships and create new opportunities. No deal is closed without first being opened, and I have written here that “opening is the new closing,” to make the point that it is now what is critical to success. If you want success, you need to build the prospecting habit.How did we get to a place where salespeople don’t spend their time prospecting? The reasons are many and varied, but two stand out above the many others, and they deserve much of the blame.How Prospecting Was LostFirst, sales managers have not held their salespeople accountable for prospecting. In many cases, sales managers know that poor sales managers focus only on activity, and many of them have worked for managers who wanted only more activity. Because they don’t want to be that manager, they don’t hold their salespeople accountable for prospecting. Others don’t believe they should have to talk about activity at all.Second, and something that made the lack of accountability and an even larger problem was the concept once called “social selling” by its proponents. The chattering class on LinkedIn sold the idea that inbound was greater than outbound, that the world had changed, and that only Neanderthals used the telephone. This anti-cold calling fever laid waste to a generation of salespeople, all who believed the lie that they could create more opportunities with less effort if they spend enough time on the social channels.Those of us who knew better pushed back against the seductive lies of con artists, picks and shovel dealers (those who would sell you the tools you need to succeed in the gold mine, and who are also the only ones getting rich while you spend your time in an empty mine), and charlatans. As we predicted, social lost its allure, its results being far less than promised. We are still working on bringing accountability back into fashion.How You Build the Prospecting HabitIf you want to create more—and better—opportunities, you need to prospect. Your willingness to be proactive and professionally persistent in the pursuit of your dream clients is the determining factor when it comes to your sales results.The following steps will help you develop the prospecting habit.Make Prospecting Primary: Selling is made up of two major outcomes: 1) Opportunity Creation, and 2) Opportunity Capture. If you are going to capture opportunities, you must first create them, as natural a law as the one requiring you plant in spring if you would reap a harvest in fall. Because Opportunity Creation is the critical first step in sales results, it has to be your primary focus. Prospecting has to dominate your time and your energy.Block Time: If you don’t make time to prospect, other tasks, projects, and distractions will consume your time. The best way to ensure you have time to prospect is to block time on your calendar and hold it sacred. The more time you spend prospecting, the more opportunities you will create, and the more opportunities you create, the more you will win (all things being equal). Blocking time to prospect on your calendar is a commitment you make to yourself—and your future self. You should treat the commitment to prospecting as sacred as a commitment you make to meet with a prospective client—as it is what allows you to schedule those meetings in the first place.Get Past the First 10 Calls: The first cold you make is always the hardest. The second call is easier to make, even if only slightly so. But once you have gotten into the rhythm, it gets easier. That usually happens after about ten calls, eight of which are going to be voice mail. The eleventh call is when you start to get into your groove, but you can’t get there if you don’t keep dialing. After number eleven, calling turns into nothing more than a game, and your resistance will subside.Use Prospecting Cadence: The phone is the single best and most effective medium for scheduling appointments, but it isn’t the only tool available to you. You can follow up with an email, and if you share something useful, you can begin to be known as a value creator. Just don’t ask for an appointment over email; instead, tell your dream client you will try them back. You can also connect on LinkedIn, as long as you don’t pitch the client. Instead, give them your number and tell them they can call you should they ever need anything (you are going to call them again later anyway. As you string these touches together, you are professionally persistent in your persist. A cadence keeps your activity high and focused, improving your results.Keep a Scorecard: Track your habit by keeping score. When I started in sales, I tracked a few metrics. I tracked how much time I spent on the telephone pursuing meetings. I tracked how many dials I made, even though I didn’t have anyone to report them to (my efficiency). I captured how many times I had a conversation where I asked for a meeting and how many meetings I booked (my effectiveness). By keeping score, you hold yourself accountable. If you want success, hold yourself accountable for your results so no one else will ever have to.Selling, in large part, is about prospecting, the creation of new opportunities. Those who believe and behave as if sales is what happens after you create an opportunity are mistaken. The sooner you develop the prospecting habit, the sooner you will produce better sales results.
Fourteen years after she went missing from a mental asylum in Assam, Subhadra Patir was found wandering in Uttarakhand’s Tehri and lodged in a women’s shelter here in 2015.Life came full circle when the 50-year-old was finally reunited with her son this month.Over 200 people, most of them women and children, who were missing or languishing in asylums and other institutions, have been reunited with their families over the last year by the Uttarakhand government.Additional Secretary of the Social Welfare department, Manoj Chandran, said 232 such people living in women’s shelter homes, asylums and orphanages have got back to their families.Of them, 38 were lodged in asylums, but most had recovered from their mental illness. They also expressed a desire to meet their families again, he said.However, what was saddening was that several of their relatives living in the state did not appear too keen on taking them back, the official said. Such families took their relatives home only after the state government warned them that a share of their property would be seized and alloted to the estranged relatives.Patir’s story is happier. After officials finally managed to track down her family after a painstaking search, her son, Durlabh Patir, rushed all the way from Assam to Dehradun to take his mother home.
Paul Lee ‘day-to-day’ after knee injury resurfaces BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Read Next Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Game 3 is on Thursday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/PBA IMAGESSTA. ROSA — Ranidel de Ocampo had his best game yet as a member of the Meralco Bolts on Tuesday night.De Ocampo, who was acquired by the Bolts in a three-team trade three weeks ago, has been showing why his new team benefitted the most from the deal since his departure from TNT and Game 2 of their semifinals series against the Star Hotshots was no different.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC The veteran forward scored 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the field, including three 3-pointers in 26 minutes off the bench.But de Ocampo feels he and the rest of the Bolts, who dominated the Hotshots right from the opening tip to win, 98-74, will have to replicate their “near perfect” game to close out the series as early as Thursday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Hopefully, we’ll be able to play the same way. But we know that it’s not going to be easy in Game 3,” he said. “At the same time, finishing a series is the hardest one.”“This is the only time that I had a good game. I’m hoping that I can have more good games to help my teammates and I give the credit to them especially to Durham.” LATEST STORIES View comments Star got off to a fast start in the semis opener on Sunday and Meralco returned the favor in Game 2. De Ocampo said that was exactly the Bolts’ plan heading into the duel.“That was really our game plan, to have a good start and it happened,” he said. “We sustained our good defense and we connected on our outside shots.”Meralco led, 30-11, after the first quarter and by as much as 30 points, 78-48, entering the final period.The Bolts also shot 53% from the field and held the Hotshots to just 32%. They hit 14-of-33 from deep and had 28 assists.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City 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 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ
Continue Reading Previous Infineon: connecting the real and digital worldNext ST: Sigfox software for STM32 MCUs boosts connectivity choices for IoT-device developers At embedded world, Maxim Integrated Products will demonstrate how it is empowering design innovation by showcasing leading-edge analog technology for industrial, healthcare, internet of things, and embedded security applications. Maxim will host demos at the booths of two of its distribution partners, EBV and Avnet Silica.Maxim demos at EBV’s booth:Industrial: MAX32620FTHR rapid development platform; MAX14912 octal high-speed, high-side switch/push-pull driverHealthcare and IoT: MAX86140 pulse oximeter/heart rate sensor; MAX20303 wearable charge management solutionSecurity: DS28E38 DeepCover secure authenticator featuring Maxim’s ChipDNA physically unclonable function technologyAdditional related products will be showcased, including sensor transmitters, analog-to-digital converters, power modules, digital isolators, fuel gauge ICs, temperature sensors, CAN and RS-485 transceivers, IO-Link master reference design, and cryptographic controllersShare this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components
Yo-yo test, the primary fitness criteria for the Indian cricket team, is creating all kinds of ripples in India right now. From coming under extreme criticism for players getting dropped after being selected due to yo-yo test to being appreciated for the discipline and fitness inculcated in the Indian dressing room, the fitness test has experts divided.Team India coach Ravi Shastri and captain Virat Kohli, however, have backed the fitness test to the hilt and the former has said that the yo-yo test is here to stay.Gautam Gambhir had a fun take on yo-yo test where he took to social media to post a video of his eldest daughter Aazeen performing the yo-yo test.He captioned the video, “Looks like my elder one Aazeen has conquered the Yo-Yo test.”The yo-yo test involves players running between two cones set 20 metres apart on the field.One shuttle includes a process where the player starts on a beep and needs to reach the cone at the other end before the second beep goes off. He is then required to turn back and return to the first cone before the third beep.There are different speed levels for these shuttles. Players start at speed level 5 (one shuttle) before moving to speed level 9 (also one shuttle). Speed level 11 (two shuttes), speed level 12 (three shuttles) and speed level 14 (four shuttles) follow. From speed level 14, there are eight shuttles per level.advertisementMany former cricketers have criticised the level of importance being given to the fitness test with the skill and cricketing ability of a player being overlooked.Ambati Rayudu, Mohammed Shami were both dropped from India squad after being selected because they failed to clear the fitness test at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru.Later on Aaj Tak, Harbhajan Singh revealed that Rayudu had played the last couple of the Indian Premier League matches with a hamstring issue. Harbhajan was Rayudu’s teammate at Chennai Super Kings.Harbhajan had revealed, “Rayudu had put in that request with the trainer [at NCA] that if ‘I can give this test after a week or 10 days then I can clear it’. His score was not 14.1, it was 15.5. So whatever news has come outside, it is completely wrong. If you have selected a player based on his form, he won his team the IPL so somewhere I feel he should have been there for the England tour.”After listening to the revelation, Aakash Chopra, who is in favour of the test, had launched a scathing attack at the policy where some players are not afforded time.””If Virat Kohli fails the test, will you drop him? So if a player does not even get time it is weird. To Kohli, you will even give him 2 weeks because you want him to play. So if a player is not afforded time, it is unfortunate.”But I think Saba Karim (national selector) has said that this is the only time when the selection happened before the test. So I think there will be some parity there,” Chopra said on Sports Tak.Former India captain Azharuddin had also spoken how he felt that players’ form and skills should be kept in mind along with a fitness criteria.According to Azhar, even a lot of the stalwarts of the past including current India coach Ravi Shastri wouldn’t have passed the yo-yo test had it been a selection criteria in the past.”It’s true that there has to be a fitness level but there are some players who cannot do a lot of fitness exercises because their bodies don’t allow it. For example, I was quite fit but if I was asked to touch my toes, I could not do that. But when the ball came, I used to field better than most.”I feel it gets embarrassing for players. They should be told before that you have failed in the yo-yo test and you will not be selected. That will be fine but the players’ ability should also be looked at,” Azhar had said.Currently, Mohammed Shami was named in India’s Test squad for the first three Test matches against England. India’s premier bowlers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah are nursing injuries.
NSW and Queensland will be battling it out again as they look to claim the State of Origin title, which is being held at Waterworth Park, Tempe on August 13-14. NSW will be out for revenge against the Queenslanders, who claimed the 2003 State of Origin title, winning both the Mens and Womens Open series. With NSW and Queensland being Australia’s leading touch football states, both the NSW and Queensland Mens and Womens sides are almost all present Australian representatives and promising for an extremely high standard of touch football. The 2003 Interstate Challenge includes Mixed Open, Mens and Womens 20’s, 30’s, 35’s, 40’s and Mens 45’s and 50’s. In 2003 the Interstate Challenge was an even affair with NSW claiming six of the eleven titles; the Mixed Open, Womens 20 years, Mens 30 years, Mens 35 years, Womens 30 years and Womens 35 years titles. Queensland claimed the remaining five Interstate Challenge titles; Mens 20 years, Mens 40 years, Womens 40 years, Mens 45 years and Mens 50 years. The State of Origin and Interstate Challenge include three games for each division. Game one in each division will be played on the afternoon of Friday the 13th with games two and three being held on Saturday the 14th. The NSW and Queensland Under 20’s sides are also full of young players who have been selected in the Australian 20 years squads for the 2005 Youth World Cup. The 2005 Youth World Cup is being held at Kawana on the Sunshine Coast from January 19-23. A final selection camp will be held for the 20 years Australian squads on Sunday August 15. This will follow the Interstate Challenge series. Keep updated on results and stories through the ATA website or come down to Waterworth Park and support the players and series. DRAW: Game 1: 2:00pm F1 Womens 35’s F2 Mens 40’s 3:00pm: F1 Womens 30’s F2 Mens 50’s 4:00pm: F1 Mens 30’s F2 Mens 35’s F3 Womens 40’s 5:00pm: F1 Womens 20’s F2 Mens 45’s 6:00pm: F1 Mixed Open F2 Mens 20’s 6:50pm Opening Ceremony 7:00pm: F1 Womens Open 8:00pm: F2 Mens Open Saturday, August 14 Game 2: 9:00am: F1 Mens 40’s F2 Womens 30’s F3 Mens 50’s F4 Womens 35’s 10:00am: F1 Mens 20’s F2 Mens 30’s F3 Womens 20’s F4 Womens 40’s 11:00am: F1 Womens Open F2 Mixed Open F3 Mens 35’s 12:00pm: F1 Mens Open F2 Mens 45’s F3 Mens 50’s Game 3: 1:00pm: F1 Womens 30’s F2 Mens 40’s F3 Mens 20’s F4 Womens 35’s 2:00pm: F1 Mixed Open F2 Mens 30’s F3 Womens 20’s F4 Womens 40’s 3:00pm: F1 Womens Open F2 Mens 45’s F3 Mens 35’s 4:00pm: F1 Mens Open Function starts 7:00pm, University of NSW Round House By Rachel Moyle, firstname.lastname@example.org
Housing Ministers, developers, policymakers and other key stakeholders from across the region will gather at the Iberostar Rose Hall Resort in Montego Bay from October 18 to 20 to participate in the Regional Housing Conference 2017. Story Highlights Key participants will include representatives from the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Cities Alliance, Habitat for Humanity, and United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. Themed ‘Providing Safe, Legal and Affordable Housing for All: From Policy to Implementation’, the conference will identify practical solutions and industry best practices to resolve the challenges facing the Caribbean housing sector. Housing Ministers, developers, policymakers and other key stakeholders from across the region will gather at the Iberostar Rose Hall Resort in Montego Bay from October 18 to 20 to participate in the Regional Housing Conference 2017.Themed ‘Providing Safe, Legal and Affordable Housing for All: From Policy to Implementation’, the conference will identify practical solutions and industry best practices to resolve the challenges facing the Caribbean housing sector.Addressing a JIS ‘Think Tank’ on October 3, Chief Technical Director with responsibility for Water, Works and Housing in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Doreen Prendergast, said the three-day event will include presentations, workshops, plenary and breakout sessions focusing on four thematic areas.These include housing cost and financing, building technology within a changing environment, housing and land tenure, and housing sector management.“There is a great need for this kind of fora as there are myriad challenges in the housing sector… challenges pertaining to governance, security of tenure, housing need and demand, so the conference will address some of these issues and discuss possible solutions,” Mrs. Prendergast noted.She added that key stakeholders, policymakers, academia, technocrats and housing agencies from across the region will explore best practices and initiatives to move the housing sector forward in light of the changing global environment, especially as it relates to urbanisation and climate change.Day one of the conference will facilitate registration and the opening ceremony with the keynote address from Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness.Days two and three will feature presentations from technocrats in the housing sector, persons from the building and civil societies, and mortgage institutions.Topics for day two include climate change and increased natural disasters, the implications for the housing sector, credit risk in government mortgage lending, evaluating housing options in Jamaica and the establishment of a residential mortgage-backed security (RMBS) market in Jamaica.Discussions on day three will focus on housing dynamics in tourism housing districts; the role of policy, partnership and participation; housing and infrastructure: catalyst for community safety; and housing and sustainable urban development in the Caribbean and rural housing: a necessary pillar in community development.Key participants will include representatives from the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Cities Alliance, Habitat for Humanity, and United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.Representatives and groups from St. Lucia, Barbados and Montserrat have confirmed attendance.“There will be a variety of options, positions and experiences to share at this conference, and so we are looking forward to identify some good practices and innovative approaches for adoption,” Mrs. Prendergast said.The Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation will be hosting the conference, with sponsorship from the National Housing Trust (NHT), Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), VictoriaMutual Building Society (VMBS), Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) and First Heritage Co-operative Credit Union Limited.For more details on the upcoming conference, persons mayemail email@example.com or call 920-6350.
The Department of Health Promotion and Protection is advising Nova Scotians to follow some basic heat safety precautions as temperatures heat up this summer to avoid illness due to high heat and humidity. Environment Canada is predicting hot and humid weather over the next few days especially in the inland areas, with the humidex reaching the mid 30s, increasing the risk of heat stress and other heat-related illness. Those most at risk of getting sick as a result of high heat and humidity are preschoolers, adults aged 65 or older, people of any age who overexert themselves during work or exercise, and people who are sick or on certain medications. Heat-related illness occurs when the body’s temperature control system is overloaded. The body normally cools itself by sweating, but when the humidity and temperature are high, sweating may not be effective enough. Signs of heat illness include rapid breathing, headache, weakness or fainting, confusion and more tiredness than usual. The Department of Health Promotion and Protection, together with Environment Canada, has a process in place to monitor the humidity so the public can be alerted when to take some precautions to avoid heat-related illness. “We encourage all people to exercise care when out in the sun and heat as temperatures near the 30 degree mark,” said Dr. Richard Gould, a medical officer of health in Nova Scotia. “You may want to plan your outdoor activities either in the early morning or in the evening, be sure to drink plenty of fluids.” Health officials suggest that employers offer adequate breaks for staff working outdoors or in places that are not air-conditioned. He also said that organizers of sport and recreational activities should build in adequate water breaks. Dehydration can increase the risk for heat-related illnesses. Children, pets and the elderly should not be left in vehicles during high temperatures as the inside of cars can become dangerously hot. Similar in concept to winter’s wind-chill factor, the humidex is a measure developed by meteorologists to describe how heat and relative humidity combine to make it feel hotter than it actually is. The humidex takes into account the two important factors that affect summer comfort — temperature and humidity — and is therefore a better measure of how stifling the air feels. For important heat safety tips go to www.gov.ns.ca/health/ocmoh . The daily humidex level can be found at www.weatheroffice.ec.gc.ca/canada_e.html .
An action plan to make the process of resolving Human Rights complaints made by Aboriginal people in the province was released today, Oct. 11. The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission unveiled its Plan for the Investigation and Resolution of Aboriginal Complaints at its 2007 Public Forum held in Membertou, Cape Breton. “We are pleased with the report and are looking forward to receiving feedback from the public as we move forward,” said Michael Noonan, acting director and CEO of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission. “The commission is committed to better serving the province’s Aboriginal communities.” The plan was developed after feedback from Aboriginal people during the commission’s organizational review in 2001 showed that there was a lack of knowledge and trust about the complaint process. Fred Wien and Carla Moore of Dalhousie University and Tuma Young, CEO of Eskasoni First Nation, were hired to develop the plan to improve services to the Aboriginal community. They conducted extensive interviews with the Mi’kmaq communities and community leaders on and off reserve, other human rights commissions, staff members, and a number of other research initiatives, before compiling the report and action plan. “Input from the communities was critical in the development of the plan,” said Mr. Noonan. “We needed to first understand more clearly why complaints were not being brought to the commission in cases of discrimination and then see how the communities felt this should be addressed.” Further public comment on the report can be made on the commission’s website where a discussion forum will be available until the end of November. The commission will work to implement all of the proposed actions in the report including hiring Mi’kmaq or other Aboriginal staff members, increasing visibility of the commission in First Nations communities and among those living off-reserve, working with the Canadian Human Rights Commission and the Made in Nova Scotia Process to ensure jurisdictional issues are clear and including a healing circle as a option for settling complaints. The complete report and the discussion forum can be found on the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission website http://www.gov.ns.ca/humamnrights”>www.gov.ns.ca/humamnrights</a> .
VANCOUVER – A British Columbia Supreme Court judge has granted the City of Burnaby an injunction forcing pipeline protesters to take down their camp outside a Kinder Morgan terminal.Justice Geoffrey Gomery said all structures, shelters and vehicles must be removed from the site known as Camp Cloud within 48 hours of the order issued on Friday afternoon.The judge also ordered that a sacred fire burning under very dry conditions and near a Shell aviation fuel tank farm must be extinguished.However, peaceful protesting is still permitted, he said. Individuals are allowed on the site as long as they do not build more structures and camp overnight.No one appeared in court on behalf of the protesters, although half a dozen supporters watched proceedings from the gallery.In his judgment, Gomery noted that an argument based on Aboriginal title claims could have in principle qualified. However he said the position the protesters have advanced through media on that subject, so far as he understands it, is not arguable.There is no evidence the individuals are associated with the Squamish or Tsleil-Waututh First Nations, which claim rights to the land in question, he said.Gomery also said he believed the focus of Camp Cloud has shifted over time.“It is unfortunately clear that the goals of the defendants and occupants of Camp Cloud have evolved. While they established the camp for the purpose of protesting the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion, they’ve now begun to view the campsite as their land. They’re blocking a public right of way and members of the public have been made to feel unwelcome,” he said.One protester threatened to “drop kick” and “kill” a fire official and an official from the parks department was chased away, he said.Camp Cloud has grown since November from a single trailer to include a two-storey wooden structure, a cabin, an outdoor shower, more than a dozen tents and multiple vehicles and trailers.City of Burnaby lawyer Gregory McDade told the judge that while the city supports peaceful protests, the camp violates several bylaws, trespasses on city property and constitutes a public nuisance.The city has had a positive dialogue with a separate protest group that gathers around a structure known as the Watch House, he said. McDade said when the city communicated the fire ban to the Watch House protesters, they conducted a ceremony and extinguished their own sacred fire.Camp Cloud spokeswoman Kwitsel Tatel, who is named as a defendant, said in a statement that putting out the sacred fire or removing any of the camp’s buildings would be a violation of not only the right to free expression, but also deeply held religious beliefs.She posted a “call for solidarity” on Facebook, hours before the ruling.“Our camp is unified and centred around the sacred fire, which since time immemorial, has been central to the governance of Indigenous peoples,” the post said.“We are a peaceful coalition that is gravely concerned for the national interest, respect, dignity of public interest, public health and the protection of safe and clean water for all our generations to come on these sacred lands of so-called Canada.”She said the group is raising awareness about the “ecocide and genocide” that is continuing to take place against Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples, due to ongoing threats to water.Asked what she would do if the judge ruled in favour of the city, ahead of the ruling, she said only: “Good question for all ‘Canadians!’ “
At their meeting yesterday, the two Presidents underlined that the thematic debate on disarmament held in the General Assembly on the same day was significant and timely.Mr. Takasu briefed Dr. Treki on the open debates held by the Council this month, including on the situation in the Middle East and post-conflict peacebuilding, as well as the forthcoming debates on the working methods of the Security Council, and on women and Peace and Security.They also exchanged views on recent developments in Africa, particularly neighbouring Chad and Sudan, and the scheduled renewal of mandates of United Nations missions this month.The President of the General Assembly holds regular meetings with the Presidents of the Principal Organs of the United Nations, as provided for in the relevant resolutions of the General Assembly, to ensure enhanced cooperation and coordination in their work programmes.Dr. Treki also received the Speaker of the Bangladeshi National Assembly, Abdel Hamid Advocate, who led a delegation of his country’s parliament.The Speaker handed Dr. Treki a resolution adopted by the Bangladeshi Parliament on 5 April expressing support for the 2010 Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference.They also discussed important issues on the agenda of the current session of the General Assembly, including the forthcoming Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) summit in September and efforts to revitalize of the role of the General Assembly. 20 April 2010The President of the General Assembly Ali Treki has met with the President of the Security Council for April, Yukio Takasu of Japan, to discuss important issues on the agendas of the two United Nations principal organs.
The Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography of the UN Commission on Human Rights, Juan Miguel Petit, is scheduled to be in Brazil from 3 to 14 November.Mr. Petit is expected to visit Brasilia, Belém, Salvador, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, where he will meet government authorities, representatives of the judiciary, and elected officials, as well as representatives of non-governmental organizations.His report on the mission will be presented at the 60th session of the 53-member, Geneva-based Commission next March and April.
Australie : la ville de Darwin à nouveau frappée par un cycloneDeux semaines après le passage du violent cyclone Yasi sur la côte nord-est du pays, la ville australienne de Darwin a été balayée ce mercredi par une nouvelle dépression. Baptisé Carlos, ce nouveau cyclone accompagné de pluies diluviennes, a provoqué la fermeture des écoles, des aéroports, mais aussi d’importantes inondations et coupures d’électricité.Darwin et ses 120.000 habitants n’auront connu qu’un bref répit après les graves dégâts estimés à un milliard de dollars australiens engendrés par le passage de Yasi sur la côte nord-est. Comme le rapportent les médias, et notamment la chaîne ABC, certains quartiers de la ville ont été inondés et privés d’électricité, tandis que des arbres se sont abattus sur une maison et une ambulance. Aucune victime n’est toutefois à déplorer.À lire aussiRoi de l’imitation, cet oiseau-lyre peut reproduire le son d’un pistolet-laserActuellement classé en catégorie 1 sur une échelle comportant cinq niveaux, Carlos devrait jeudi être reclassé en catégorie 2 ont annoncé les services météorologiques. Le cyclone doit se diriger vers le sud-ouest du pays, et toucher une zone côtière heureusement peu habitée. Si ce mercredi, les vents accompagnant Carlos soufflent à 110 km/h en moyenne, ils pourraient atteindre demain 130 km/h, engendrant de fortes vagues et des inondations.Depuis le 1er janvier, l’Australie a été frappée par quatre cyclones tropicaux. De violentes tempêtes qui rappellent aux habitants de Darwin le souvenir du cyclone Tracy, qui en 1974 avait détruit une grande partie de la ville la plus peuplée du Territoire du Nord.Le 16 février 2011 à 15:59 • Emmanuel Perrin
HOA Opens, slew of Health Bills on Agenda; Key questions to Border Control Minister Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 13 Oct 2014 – The Health Department has and is coping with as many as 615 cases of mosquito borne illnesses in The Turks and Caicos Islands. Premier Dr. Rufus Ewing took the lead in giving the numbers to media at a Friday Press conference… confirming 154 cases of Dengue, 335 suspected cases of Dengue; 17 confirmed cases of ChikV and 109 suspected cases of Chikungunya Virus. It is the first time the government has been forthcoming with this information… no update had been given in three months. Media tried last week, but could not pry these critical statistics from Director of Epidemiology, Dr. Terese Maitland. Now, the country’s leader, who had been contacted by MM as well, several times, on this very information delivers the update. Flood waters from TS Cristobal, which still linger in some parts did worsen the spread according to Maitland… who also admitted that the country had not reported to CARPHA for over 12 weeks. The Premier in that press conference said, weekly reporting to CARPHA is back on schedule and confirmed that Cabinet has approved a contingency fund: “…so that the various health departments can significantly step up their activities in the areas of public health education, eradication and treatment of mosquito breeding sites, fogging, supply of mosquito repellents and barrier netting and surveillance and diagnosis of these vector borne diseases.” Recommended for you Exercise Design Training Workshop 22nd – 26th February 2016 Related Items:Chikungunya, Dengue, ministry of health, premier rufis ewing Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Consultations on Health & Agriculture launched
RelatedPosts An industry insider tells us: “If you’re going to market real estate effectively to the Japanese, you need one of the really big brands. And Four Seasons is a great brand for selling into the Japanese market.”The received wisdom in the regional gaming industry seems to be that the victory of the Democratic Party of Japan over the country’s traditional post war ruling group, the Liberal Democratic Party, in the August general election is likely to set back the cause of casino legalisation within Japan itself by at least five years.Nonetheless, with Japan’s ageing and falling population and its disinclination to allow mass immigration to fill the gap, the country’s tax base is shrinking. Given the huge amount of revenue generated in Japan by pachinko, the pinball-style game using steel balls, it would be a brave politician who forever set his or her face against a juicy tax-raising industry such as casino gaming.Under those circumstances, Japanese VIPs won’t necessarily be a target demographic for Macau operators indefinitely. Anything such as sale of holiday apartments that ties them into the Macau gaming market now can only be a good thing. AGI hears that a possible deal to sell apartment units in Las Vegas Sands Corp.’s Four Seasons complex to a Japanese investor is back on the back burner.We understand the parties couldn’t quite agree terms on the deal. Japan remains though a potential hunting ground for LVS in monetising some of its Cotai residential real estate. Arnaldo Ho’s Lisboeta launches first recruitment drive Galaxy holds crime prevention workshop alongside Macau’s Judiciary Police Load More Lack of premium mass strategy begs questions of SJM’s Grand Lisboa Palace launch: analysts
“Kill the Indian, Save the Man” is the name of a provocative new exhibit at the Anchorage Museum by Sitka-based artist Nicholas Galanin–one of three to recently open. Each show is strong on its own, but together the three exhibits explore what modern art means today in Alaska.Nicholas Galanin, right, with his collaborator Nep Sidhu standing beside a piece in the “Kill The Indian, Save The Man” exhibit. Photo: Zachariah Hughes.Download AudioA few hours before his first solo show at the museum was set to start, Galanin walked past workmen and collaborators putting the final touches on an array of installations, ranging from a performance piece to a taxidermic polar bear.He stopped in front of a multidisciplinary piece called “A Supple Plunder.” A projector shows slow-motion footage of a bullet ripping through ballistic gel. Beneath are nine clear human torsos set to be be stacked on pedestals like classical busts.“Unanagan men were bound together–12 were bound together and shot to see how far the bullet would penetrate,” Galanin said. “Nine dropped.”The incident is cited as part of the atrocities during Russian colonization in the Aleutian islands in the 1760s.Galanin’s collaborator on the piece was his brother Jerrod, who said it was an emotional experience recreating the grim history the work draws from in the artistic process.“We set up all nine of these in a line and we took a shot. It was exciting. I think we even laughed,” he said. “It’s easy to do that with a torso without any head. And I can only imagine the Russian that did this probably laughed too and thought it was funny. And I don’t understand that. I don’t know how you can get to that point where you can do that.”The idea of having collaborators in a solo-show is just one of the confounding gestures Galanin and his partners weave into the exhibit, which has been in the works for about a year. All together, the pieces are an arresting mix of conceptual criticism, technical finesse, and beauty that verges at times on the grotesque. One of Galanin’s co-creators, interdisciplinary artist Nep Sidhu, sees all the works bound together by the show’s title and theme.“Hence the idea of ‘Kill the Indian, Save the Man’–it’s an impossible notion.”Sidhu and Galanin are both part of Black Constellation, a collective of artists stretching across the West Coast and parts of Canada. Together the artists dressed four mannequins in an opulent but unsettling mix of garments. One wears a Chilkat robe over a cascade of winter jackets–a comment Sidhu says, on the epidemic of missing indigenous women in Canada.“Looking at a lot of missing-persons reports, you would often come across the one thing that they had in common,” Sidhu said, “winter jackets. You know, ‘Last seen wearing a red winter parka.’ Winter jackets, over and over.”Using traditional and indigenous artistic forms like a Chilkat robe to make a statement about the present is hardly revolutionary. But the Anchorage Museum is taking big steps to collapse any distinction between those traditional forms and Modern art as its long been curated in formal spaces.“I think those boundaries feel very arbitrary now,” said Julie Decker, the museum’s director. “Putting all the voices together and saying ‘this is Alaska’s media, and these are the arts that are working here,’ feels better.”Decker stood in front of works that are part of the the new All-Alaska Biennial, a film projected on a wall behind her, and a wood carving ringed in feathers to her front.Calling the Biennial new isn’t quite accurate. It was created by combining two shows that for decades have been distinct. In the past, the All Alaska Juried Exhibition was for so-called Modern artworks like formal painting and sculpture, and on alternate years the Earth, Fire, and Fibre show assembled masterworks from so-called Traditional forms like weaving and ceramics. But the museum is experimenting in how it sees and supports a shifting definition of “modern” within the arts.“I think art is changing, the way we define media is changing, and all artists are working and experimenting in a lot of different forms,” Decker said. “This is a survey of contemporary art of this place at this time.”The two shows, plus another solo exhibit, “Stick and Puck,” by Anchorage artist Mike Conti that looks critically at the culture around ice hockey are all on display at the museum through April 10th.Correction: An earlier headline to for this article incorrectly used the word “savage” in place of “Indian.” Alaska Public Media and reporter Zachariah Hughes sincerely regret the error.
The weekend concept, borrowed from the West by many Indian IT companies, is gradually a witnessing a change, as some IT companies in Bengaluru have started giving mid-week break to employees to enable them overcome stress. Some top IT firms in the city are now adopting “staggered format”, in which weekend holidays on Saturdays and Sundays are split to a mid-week holiday and a holiday on Sunday.The idea of breaking up the weekend for the vast IT workforce in the city is expected to result in less traffic on roads and save time for commuters.Many IT firms in Manyata Tech Park, Whitefield and International Tech Park Bangalore (ITPB) have already moved from the weekend concept to a staggered format, according to the city’s Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic) MA Saleem.”We are also encouraging the same and campaigning for a midweek break so that work hours can be divided. This in turn will lead to lesser office commuters on the road and manageable traffic even on a weekday or during peak hours,” The Economic Times quoted Saleem as saying.Anurag Patel, a senior HR executive at a Whitefield-based IT firm, is in favour of shifting to the new concept.”Working constantly through five days in very high-pressure jobs in the IT industry is not feasible anymore. Employees are burning out even before the week ends. So a midweek break is definitely a good practice,” he said.According to Srinath R, an employee of Atos India, who also supports the new concept, said that a holiday in the middle of the week will assist in raising the overall productivity levels of the workforce.Minacs, a US-based BPO firm, has already put in place the new concept for its employees which allows them to take holiday on a Wednesday or a Thursday, with Sunday being the weekend holiday.”Most of us are accepting and enjoying the midweek break concept as it gives us a chance to recharge and refresh,” said S Amrutha, an employee at Minacs.Netdata and Iron Mountain India are the other companies following the new concept.
Wipro will soon announce a change in its organisational structure to create enough room for the new chief executive officer, Abidali Neemuchwala, to implement his strategy. The new structure is expected to be announced before the appointment of Neemuchwala becomes effective in February this year.The structure could see reshuffling of roles including a possibility of formation or merger of some of the business verticals.”T K (Kurien) and Abid will make a separate announcement on the new organisational structure of Wipro,” Wipro chairman Azim Premji wrote in an internal mail to the company’s employees.Earlier this week, Wipro had promoted group president and chief operating officer (COO) Neemuchwala as CEO and member of the Board and elevated incumbent CEO Kurien to the position of executive vice-chairman. The appointments will be effective from 1 February, 2016.However, industry trackers believe that India’s third largest IT firm may not go for “any radical changes” in its organisational structure that could have negative impact including exits at top level management.The Bengaluru-based IT giant is unlikely to continue with the CEO-COO model which has been in place as an “short-term arrangement” to assist the succession planning, sources familiar with the matter told Business Standard.If the company sticks to the model in the new structure, then the COO would be seen as the next top level executive after CEO and a “natural choice” for the chief executive post in future.”Wipro can’t afford to do it at this juncture as there are many senior leaders at the top who are vying for that post. Weighing one above the others might destabilise the top management layer resulting in senior attrition,” said a senior industry source aware of Wipro’s structure and business.”Besides, there is no urgency before the company to create a clear number two position as Kurien would be around for another 18 months and the new CEO has at least four to five years’ time to prove himself,” the source added.The company has already made some major changes including promotion of a few senior executives as presidents before announcing the appointment of new CEO. These moves have already led to some top level exits including Ayan Mukerji (head of media, telecom and product engineering services) and Sangita Singh (head of healthcare & life sciences business).”Wipro has had more than its fair share of churn in key personnel in recent years with the last bout being after Kurien took over as CEO. There have been a couple of senior resignations recently as well from Wipro,” wrote Credit Suisse analysts Anantha Narayan and Nitin Jain in a note published on Monday.”Abidali has been around for a few months and was widely considered as Kurien’s successor. So the risk of further churn could be lower,” they added.Under the existing structure, Wipro has four presidents who oversee various verticals and businesses at the company. All the presidents and chief executives including chief strategy officer and board member Rishad Premji, the eldest son of promoter Azim Premji, would report to Neemuchwala, sources added.
The Prime Minister Naredra Modi-led government is reportedly contemplating to allow 100 percent foreign direct investment (FDI) in the marketplace model of e-commerce sector in a bid to raise foreign investments in the country.The government is expected to announce FDI norms for e-commerce, and IT and ITeS sectors soon, sources told Press Trust of India.Last week, a group of senior officials from various departments, including Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), Corporate Affairs and Economic Affairs, had a detailed discussion over the matters pertaining to e-commerce.The DIPP has proposed permitting 100 percent FDI in “marketplace model of e-commerce” activities, according to sources.Currently, 100 percent overseas capital is allowed in business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce ventures, but not in the retail segment.Domestic e-commerce firms like Flipkart and Snapdeal have been raising massive investment from foreign investors, although there is no clarity on FDI in online retailing.The DIPP plans to come out with detailed guidelines for e-commerce sector in the wake of growing protests against FDI in online retailing.Concerned over huge foreign investment flow into e-commerce firms, brick-and-mortar retailers in the country have been protesting against the violation of FDI norms by online retailers over the past year.The Retailers Association of India and the All India Footwear Manufacturers & Retailers Association have filed separate petitions against the government in the Delhi High Court, alleging “circumventing of FDI rules by e-commerce companies.”Last month, the DIPP — the agency responsible for formulating policy on foreign inflows — had told the Delhi High Court that the marketplace model followed by online retailers is “not recognised” under the country’s FDI policy.