You, Advisor.

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now In order to help your clients to achieve the success they desire, and in order to achieve the success you desire, you need to be more than a sales person. You need to be an advisor.What questions should your dream client be asking themselves about what they need to do to improve their existing performance?You need to know what questions your dream client should be asking themselves so that you can establish yourself as a business person and someone who has the potential to advise them.What questions should your dream client be challenging the people on their team to help them answer?Leaders want to challenge their teams to take on new initiatives that generate greater results. Knowing these questions helps you to begin the process of building consensus, and creating a vision.What are the three or four potential threats to your prospective client’s business now, and what should they be doing about them?No one wants to be surprised because they didn’t recognize a threat before it was too late. Being able to see around corners is one way you create value for your client.What are the two or three opportunities that your prospect should be pursuing now, and why should they consider these opportunities?If you were a good general manager, what would you see as opportunities? That’s the role you are advising, so you need to look through that lens.What is your dream client doing now that no longer make sense or has been made obsolete (or should be)?Sometimes improvement means you discontinue doing something you are doing now. What is that?What threatens your prospect’s existing business model?Business models need to change when circumstances change. Circumstances have changed. What needs to change?What should their vision of their future include and why? What should it omit?How can you help lead your client to to the future if you can’t see it yourself? If you want to advise, you need to advice.What is your view on all of these questions? What is your opinion as to what your dream client should be focusing on now?last_img read more

Binoy Tamang receives death threats

first_imgDays after being expelled from the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, its former assistant general secretary Binoy Tamang alleged that he was receiving death threats. Challenging Mr. Gurung’s decision to expel him, Mr. Tamang argued that no one has the authority to expel him from GJM since he is a “founding member” of the party. “I am getting death threats for the last couple of days and feel that I may meet the same fate as Madan Tamang (an All India Gorkha League leader) who was murdered 2010,” Mr. Tamang said. Open challengeThe expelled leader dared Mr. Gurung to come out of hiding and return to Darjeeling. “It is very easy to make speeches while hiding. If he has the guts he should return,” said Mr. Tamang. Last Friday after a meeting of senior GJM leaders, Mr. Gurung expelled Mr. Tamang who represented GJM in a meeting on August 29 with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Earlier Mr. Gurung alleged that a section of GJM leaders “shook hands with the West Bengal government … to derail [the] movement” and did not inform him about the recent meetings they attended. Without directly mentioning Secret meetingMr. Tamang alleged that the meeting between a section of GJM leaders and the Chief Minister at the State Secretariat Nabanna took place without prior consultation with him. The rift between the two came to the fore after Mr. Tamang represented GJM in a meeting with the CM on August 29 and announced that the strike in the hills had been withdrawn.last_img read more

Petron repulses Sta. Lucia

first_imgStalzer accounted for 28 kills and an ace for 29 points, while Hurley wreaked havoc with 25 kills, a block and an ace for 27 points as they conspired for more than half of Petron’s 70-point production off spikes.Mika Reyes was the lone local who finished in double figures for Petron with 11 points laced with three blocks.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 shutoutPetron coach Shaq Delos Santos said that while credit should be given to their imports, it was still a team effort as his wards maintained their composure to weather a furious rally from the Lady Realtors, who welcomed their new import in Bohdana Anisova of Ukraine.“Sta. Lucia played really well. It was obvious that they really wanted to bounce back,” said Delos Santos, who steered the Blaze Spikers to the All-Filipino Conference crown early this year. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Lindsay Stalzer of Petron is block by Shirley Salamagos and Rebecca Rivera of Sta. Lucia. INQUIRER PHOTO/AUGUST DELA CRUZPetron woke up from a third-set slumber to pull off a 27-25, 25-20, 22-25, 25-14 victory over Sta. Lucia Realty in the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix Thursday night at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.American imports Lindsay Stalzer and Hillary Hurley took up the cudgels for at the attack zone once more to lead the Blaze Spikers to their second straight victory.ADVERTISEMENT Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters 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 LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH “We survived even if our game is not what we wanted it to be. Good thing we controlled it and we were able to pull off the victory.”Delos Santos noted that their sluggish reception and poor services as well as the Lady Realtors’ solid blocking hounded them in the third set, allowing Sta. Lucia to stretch the match to fourth set.“We struggled in our services and receives in the third set,” he said. “Their blocking was also solid and quality, especially their imports. We really had a hard time matching their intensity.”ADVERTISEMENT Read Nextcenter_img Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 MOST READ Solid Bright outing lifts Maroons; DOMC stuns Knights Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP View commentslast_img read more

Asian Games: Vikas Gowda clinches discus throw silver

first_imgSilver medal winner Vikas Gowda. Photo: PTI.Vikas Gowda won silver in the men’s discus throw final at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon on Tuesday.Gowda’s best throw of 62.58 metres came on the second of his six attempts at the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium.Iran’s Ehsan Hadadi won gold with a best throw of 65.11m while Qatar’s Mohammed Ahmed Dheeb took home the bronze with 61.25m.Hadadi, who was struggling for form this season but a pre-Games favourite, outperformed Gowda with a best throw of 65.11m to clinch the gold and run away with his hat-trict of titles. He has also won gold in 2006 and 2010 Asian Games.Gowda had finished third in 2006 Doha Games.The Iranian Asian record holder with 69.32m, one of the top discus throwers in the world, threw the disc better than Gowda’s 62.58m four times on Tuesday as he had 64.89, 63.77 and 64.47 in his fourth to sixth attempts.Gowda, who had won gold in Glasgow with 63.64m, had three foul throws in his last three attempts as he failed to mount any challenge to his Iranian rival. The Indian has a season’s best of 65.62m while his personal best — also the national record — is 66.28m.It was a case of Gowda hitting the Hadadi hurdle once again as he has done better than the Iranian only once in 17 clashes he had in his career, including Tuesday’s final. The lone instance when Gowda did better than Hadadi was in the Doha leg of the prestigious IAAF Diamond League Meeting in May when the Indian was second while the Iranian was seventh.advertisementGowda had, however, finished eighth and Hadadi third in the New York leg of Diamond League Meetings in June.Meanwhile, Asha Roy failed to qualify in the 200m finals as she finished third in heat number one with a below-par 23.96secs. She has a season’s best of 23.75secs and personal best of 23.59secs.last_img read more

All-heart Road Warriors are top seeds for a reason

first_imgInexperienced though they may be, the Road Warriors own victories against the toughest teams in the tournament—Meralco, crowd-darling Barangay Ginebra, and TNT.Their only loss came at the hands of mighty San Miguel Beer in Dubai, in a game which they had a shot at winning in the dying seconds.“We’re also not the most talented team,” he added “Kiefer (Ravena) is practically a rookie. Jericho (Cruz) was a reject from TNT. JR (Quiñahan) was thrown away by NorthPort.”“What we have here are surplus (parts),” Guiao offered. “At least we’ve got our engine humming.”“We’re a crew of rejects and surplus parts. But their hearts? All brand-new,” said the multi-titled Guiao, proudly.ADVERTISEMENT Yet the fiery mentor is also the first to be wary of the precarious spot his team is now in.“That’s the worst thing you could think of right now,” he said when asked whether the leader tag makes them feel they are the hottest team in the league.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceIf anything, Guiao believes his squad has a long way to go, even after improving vastly from two futile campaigns this season.“We’re a team that’s still learning,” he said. “As I keep on saying, I think we lack experience.” What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Rice industry paralysis MOST READ View comments Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? LATEST STORIES Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Priority legislation in the 18th Congresscenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lions, Knights open series Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue NLEX coach Yeng Guiao feels that the view his Road Warriors have from the top of the PBA Governors’ Cup is something long overdue.“Maybe it’s about time that we stepped up after a string of disappointments in [the past],” he said Sunday night, shortly after a thrilling 86-85 decision of defending champion Magnolia in Antipolo on Sunday that kept them atop the standings and gave them a twice-to-beat privilege in the first round of the playoffs.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Eurotech: two rugged, high-performance Ethernet switches for HPEC applications

first_img Continue Reading Previous ams: module accelerates development of ultrasonic water metersNext Kontron: SMARC-sXAL4 (E2) module with up to 8 GByte LPDDR4 memory down Eurotech expands its portfolio of HPEC systems with the DynaNET 10G-01 and the DynaNET 100G-01, two rugged and liquid-cooled Layer 3 Ethernet switches designed for unprecedented networking performance in Automotive and other embedded applications.The DynaNET 10G-01 features 52 GbE ports for a total 176Gb/s switching capacity: the ports can be stacked to further increase the port count, or can be connected to a 40Gb/s backbone. The DynaNET 10G-01 represents the ideal solution for applications where a large number of devices and sensors such as LIDARs, RADARs and high definition cameras – typically found in autonomous vehicles – need to be reliably connected.The DynaNET 100G-01 is an ideal fit for applications where extreme networking performance, reliability and compactness are required, such as Autonomous Driving, Artificial Vision and HPEC. It features a total throughput of 3.2Tbs, a processing capacity of 2.38Bpps and 300ns port-to-port latency, delivering significant benefits in terms of data traffic predictability at very low latency. It provides a 16x 40/56/100GbE ports backbone infrastructure that can be split up to 32x 50GbE or 64×10/25GbE to increase the port count.Both the DynaNET 10G-01 and the DynaNET 100G-01 feature Layer 3 switching, allowing great control over traffic and a more deterministic management of services and data streams. This will benefit all those applications where it is necessary to avoid data starvation and preserve the deterministic behavior of the network. The systems are liquid cooled to enhance performances in embedded environments and can be easily integrable with other Eurotech HPEC systems. Moreover, Field-proven quick disconnects provide a fast and safe interface to the vehicle cooling system and speed up deployment and maintenance procedures.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules last_img read more

20 days agoMan Utd boss Solskjaer forced to delete Twitter account

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd boss Solskjaer forced to delete Twitter accountby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has deleted his Twitter account.Solskjaer has left Twitter after being targeted by vicious trolls in the aftermath of Thursday’s dire goalless draw at AZ Alkmaar.According to reports the abuse forced the Norwegian, who used to manager Molde in his native Norway, to close his account, @olegs26_ole.Although it was not verified with a tick it had had a total of 124,000 followers, including a number of players including club captain Ashley Young.The biog read: “Dad of 3 fantastic kids, married to a wonderful wife and Manager of Molde FK, ex footballer.” This was accompanied by an image of him with Ryan Giggs. last_img read more

BCCI announces Women’s T20 challenge squads: Smriti, Harmanpreet and Mithali to lead

first_imgBCCI announces Women’s T20 challenge squads: Smriti, Harmanpreet and Mithali to leadHarmanpreet Kaur, Smrithi Mandhana and Mithali Raj will lead the Supernovas, Trailblazers and Velocity teams in the Women’s T20 challenge, to be played between May 6 and 11 in Jaipur.advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiApril 25, 2019UPDATED: April 25, 2019 23:19 IST Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur and Mithali Raj will lead the three teams. (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBCCI has announced teams for Women’s T20 challenge which will be played in JaipurHarmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana and Mithali Raj will lead the three teamsAll the teams consists of 13 players with four overseas cricketers eachHarmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana and Mithali Raj will lead the Supernovas, Trailblazers and Velocity teams respectively in the upcoming Women’s T20 Challenge to be played between May 6 and 11 at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.India’s best cricketers and future stars will be joined by international players from England, New Zealand, West Indies, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in a four-match tri-series.All the teams consists of 13 players with four overseas cricketers each.Some of the top international stars to feature in the series are England’s Natalie Sciver (Supernovas), New Zealand’s Sophie Devine (Supernovas), West Indies’ Stafanie Taylor (Trailblazers), England’s Sophie Ecclestone (Trailblazers), New Zealand’s Suzie Bates (Trailblazers), England’s Danielle Wyatt (Velocity) and New Zealand’s Amelia Kerr (Velocity) among others.While WV Raman will coach the Supernovas, Biju George and Mamta Maben have been named as the coaches of Trailblazers and Velocity teams respectively.Teams:Supernovas: Harmanpreet Kaur (Captain), Anuja Patil, Arundhati Reddy, Chamari Athapaththu (Sri Lanka), Jemimah Rodrigues, Lea Tahuhu (New Zealand), Mansi Joshi, Natalie Sciver (England), Poonam Yadav, Priya Punia, Radha P Yadav, Sophie Devine (New Zealand), Taniya Bhatia (WK).Trailblazers: Smriti Mandhana (Captain), Bharti Fulmali, Dayalan Hemlatha, Deepti Sharma, Harleen Deol, Jasia Akhtar, Jhulan Goswami, R Kalpana (WK), Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Shakera Selman (West Indies), Sophie Ecclestone (England), Stafanie Taylor (West Indies), Suzie Bates (New Zealand).Velocity: Mithali Raj (Captain), Amelia Kerr (New Zealand), Danielle Wyatt (England), Devika Vaidya, Ekta Bisht, Hayley Matthews (West Indies), Jahanara Alam (Bangladesh), Komal Zhanzad, Shafali Verma, Shikha Pandey, Sushma Verma (WK), Sushree Dibyadarshini, Veda Krishnamurthy.advertisementAlso Read | Mithali Raj ready to give 2021 Women’s World Cup a shotAlso Read | Mithali Raj backs women’s IPL after World Cup performanceFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bykarishma Tags :Follow Mithali RajFollow Harmanpreet KaurFollow Women’s T20 ChallengeFollow BCCIFollow Smriti Mandhanalast_img read more

No charges after teenage girl sprayed with unknown fluid in Winnipeg mall

first_imgWINNIPEG – There will be no charges in the spraying of an unknown substance on a teenage girl at a Winnipeg shopping mall.Police say a forensic examination found the substance was non-biological in nature.Investigators had initially said it might be a bodily fluid.Several girls were in the St. Vital Centre in February when they observed a strange man closely following them.They tried to evade him by entering a store, but just outside the shop, he deposited an unknown substance on the clothing of one of the girls.Investigators used a security image to identify a person of interest, who they said was co-operative when they found and interviewed him.The girls were not harmed.(CTV Winnipeg)last_img

Beverley McLachlin to investigate BC legislature spending allegations

first_imgThe Canadian Press VICTORIA — A former chief justice of the Supreme Court of Canada has been tabbed to investigate allegations of spending abuses at British Columbia’s legislature.Beverley McLachlin’s appointment is expected to go before the legislature for ratification on Thursday, but the three party house leaders announced they have retained her services.Sergeant-at-arms Gary Lenz and Clerk Craig James have been suspended with pay since November after members of the legislature learned of an RCMP investigation.In a report released in January, Speaker Darryl Plecas alleges there has been inappropriate spending including on foreign trips.Lenz and James deny any wrongdoing and have filed written responses that outline how their expenses were approved, and saying the Speaker’s report harmed their reputations.A committee that includes the three house leaders and oversees the management and financial operations of the legislature voted last month to conduct an independent fact-finding probe led by a top legal official.McLachlin will conduct that investigation and present a final report to the house leaders by May 3.last_img read more

New Film Features 100 Celebrity Narrators

first_imgFeaturing an unprecedented cast of 100 celebrity narrators, the timely documentary Unity will be distributed by SpectiCast in select theatres worldwide beginning August 12.Photo still from Unity directed by Shaun MonsonWritten and directed by Shaun Monson (Earthlings), produced by Melissa Danis and Monson, the film explores the interconnectivity of all life on Earth and our responsibility to do better. A production of Monson’s Nation Earth, Unity will is expected to premiere on 1000-1200+ screens across the globe. SpectiCast has partnered with Fathom Events for the domestic release on select U.S. screens. Tickets and more information including participating theatre locations and global distribution partners coming soon.Seven years in the making, Unity explores humanity’s impact on the world and our opportunity for transformation. Presented in chapters, Unity takes an in-depth look at what it means to be human, exploring themes of love, tragedy and, ultimately, hope. Coupled with stunning cinematography, Unity is a singular and unforgettable cinematic experience.Celebrities lending their voices to this powerful film include Aaron Paul, Adam Levine, Adrian Grenier, Alison Eastwood, Amanda Seyfried, Amy Smart, Anjelica Huston, Anton Yelchin, Arian Foster, Arlene Martel, Balthazar Getty, Ben Kingsley, Ben Whishaw, Beth Hart, Brandon Boyd, Caroline Goodall, Carrie-Anne Moss, Casey Affleck, Catherine Tate, Claire Forlani, Cloris Leachman, Common, Damien Mander, David Copperfield, David DeLuise, David LaChapelle, Deepak Chopra, Dianna Agron, Dr. Dre, Edward James Olmos, Ellen Burstyn, Ellen DeGeneres, Emily Deschanel, Eve Best, Famke Janssen, Freida Pinto, Geoffrey Rush, Gregory Colbert, Helen Mirren, Isabel Lucas, January Jones, Jason Mraz, Jeff Goldblum, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Tilly, Jesse Carmichael, Jessica Chastain, Joaquin Phoenix, Joe Perry, Joel Edgerton, John Paul DeJoria, Jorja Fox, Julia Ormond, Kathy Freston, Kevin Spacey, Kristen Bell, Kristen Wiig, Larenz Tate, Leighton Meester, Lena Headey, Liev Schreiber, Maggie Grace, Maggie Q, Malin Akerman, Marcia Gay Harden, Marianne Williamson, Mariel Hemingway, Marion Cotillard, Mark Strong, Martin Sheen, Matthew Modine, Matthieu Ricard, Michael Beckwith, Michael Gambon, Michelle Rodriguez, Minnie Driver, Missy Higgins, Moby, Nestor Serrano, Olivia Munn, Olivia Wilde, Pamela Anderson, Paul Watson, Persia White, Phil Donahue, Portia de Rossi, Rick Allen, Rose Byrne, Russell Simmons, Rutger Hauer, Ryan O’Neal, Sam Simon, Selena Gomez, Shaun Toub, Susan Sarandon, Tim McIlrath, Tom Hiddleston, Tony Hawk, Tony Kanal and Zoe Saldana.“The title Unity signifies the intention of the content. It’s not so much to entertain, like a past-time, but rather turn something ‘on’ inside you that has been suppressed or forgotten by the mask that society or tradition puts upon us,” said Shaun Monson, Director. “But more than that the film also helps relate us to the mystery of existence, to all of existence, which we are merely a part. And as such it demonstrates an interesting power for a film, which not only engages but has a transforming effect on the consciousness of humankind.”“I am thrilled to be working with Shaun and the Nation Earth team on this project,” said Mark Rupp, President & CEO SpectiCast. “Unity is an extraordinary and important film that explores the contrast between empathy and apathy that exists between all living things.”“We at Fathom realize the importance of sharing this impactful documentary with U.S. audiences,” said John Rubey, CEO of Fathom Events. “We hope that moviegoers will walk away from the event with a new perspective about the world around them.”For more information, please visit the website.last_img read more


first_imgYou mention that ETALK has several archived videos of Sandra’s parents; how did you choose which archive to show her, and how did she react to the video?Our producer, Joanna, had selected a few archive options of Sandra’s parents and asked me to pick my favourites. I wanted to show Sandra a clip of her parents talking about how proud they were of her, but also one that played off a joke that she’s told about her parents being on camera all the time. When I played it for her, her face lit up, she was delighted, and she made another joke about how she really did have to start better managing their “celebrity” status.What did the day of the interview feel like?I was nervous but the day went smoothly. Sandra was right on time, we weren’t anxiously waiting for her. The National Arts Centre is gorgeous and the room we were shooting in was full of light. That’s pretty much what it felt like: light and airy, and afterwards it was like I was floating, I was so happy with how it went.What moment in this interview do you believe was the most monumental or meaningful?Sandra had recently been in New York as one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People. She was named to the list as a “Pioneer”. So I asked her, “Do you feel like a Pioneer?” Her answer really moved me as she spoke about representation and the importance of telling different stories. Also, we talked about her hair. We are all obsessed with her hair!Why is it so important to have discussions like these with Canadian talent?Canada is a major talent incubator and our creatives are contributing to the worldwide entertainment industry in profound ways. These discussions are important because they can model the next generation of Canadian talent. There are young, aspiring artists in this country waiting to walk through the doors that stars like Sandra are opening.ETALK PRESENTS: COMING HOME WITH SANDRA OH airs this Friday, May 24 at 7 p.m. ET on CTV.The Season 2 finale of KILLING EVE airs this Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo. Viewers can catch up on Season 1 on Crave. Sandra Oh and Lainey Lui ETALK Senior Correspondent and co-host of THE SOCIAL, Lainey Lui, recently travelled to Ottawa for an exclusive one-on-one interview with award-winning Canadian actress, Sandra Oh to discuss her hit series, KILLING EVE (Sundays at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo).  Referring to the interview as “the highlight of her career,” Lainey Lui describes her experience with Sandra Oh and what went in to preparing for this milestone interview.The 30-minute special, ETALK PRESENTS: COMING HOME WITH SANDRA OH premieres this Friday, May 24 at 7 p.m. ET on CTV.Here is a behind-the-scenes look at the exclusive sit-down interview:Why was this interview such a milestone in your career? Advertisement Sandra Oh has done so much to represent Asian Canadian women in the media. As an Asian Canadian woman myself, I did not want to disrespect her work and her legacy by not bringing my best work. It’s so rare to have this much time with celebrities and I intended to make the most of every minute – so that she could tell her story the way she wanted it told, which is the best way to honour her.What research did you complete prior to the interview?Most of the research was already done as I have followed her career and admired her performances. Before the interview, I read back her past interviews and watched old clips, and our producer, Joanna, went through ETALK’s extensive Sandra Oh archive so that I could build on our history with her. Mostly, though, I studied her work, in particular her work on KILLING EVE, so that we could go beyond the surface of her character and really deep dive into the story that she and her colleagues are telling.What makes Sandra such an amazing interview?Sandra Oh is thoughtful and considerate. She’s also a great listener, because she’s interested in having a conversation, which requires input on both sides. During our interview, she didn’t seem to be interested in being “interviewed,” rather, she wanted to talk, to exchange ideas and opinions, to participate in a real discussion. And, on top of that, she’s a professional. She respected that I was there because I had a job to do. And she knew that her job, in that moment, was to help me do mine. Not all celebrities are as gracious and generous. Login/Register With: Advertisement Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitterlast_img read more

British Woman Quits Her Job To Run Moroccan Animal Sanctuary

Rabat – British Moroccan mother Sally Kadaoui moves to Tangier to open an animal sanctuary.No animal is turned away from the refuge, and this means that Sanctuary for the Animals of Tangier (SFT) is home to 225 dogs, 130 cats, 27 donkeys and two wild boars. The farm is also populated by chickens, goats, rabbits, mules and owls.Kadaoui returned to Morocco to look after her animal-loving father, Abdel Kader, who died of Alzheimer’s in 2012 at the age of 72. Saddened by the treatment of street animals, Kadaoui sold her home in Cambridge, UK for £240,000 (MAD 3 million) to fund the refuge, which she opened in 2013 partly as a way to pay homage to her late father.From ear cropping and tail docking to the purposeful poisoning of stray cats and dogs, Moroccan attitude to animals leaves a lot to be desired. In 2016, a video published by, which showed authorities shooting stray dogs dead, caused widespread outrage on social media.Kadaoui believes that a change in attitude is essential. “The key for me is educating young people to make them see that animals have feelings too – they’re not rabid creatures who should be tormented.” Consequently the sanctuary welcomes visits and Kadaoui herself visits schools to teach children about the treatment of animals.The charity does not euthanize its animals. Instead it vaccinates and sterilises them, as well as encouraging their adoption. Kadoui has encouraged the local community to feed the strays for both protection and to combat thinking towards animals.Other animal sanctuaries in Morocco include Four Legged Orphan Sanctuary in Essaouira and Jarjeer Mule and Donkey Refuge just outside Marrakech. read more

UNbacked court hands down final rulings in Sierra Leone

The United Nations-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) has upheld the convictions and sentences passed on three former rebels in the last judgment by the tribunal to be handed down in the West African nation. The three former leaders of the rebel Revolutionary United Front (RUF) were convicted earlier this year for atrocities committed during Sierra Leone’s decade-long civil war. The charges include forced marriage as a crime against humanity and attacks against UN peacekeepers – the first time that an international criminal tribunal has entered guilty verdicts for both charges. The Court – which is based in the capital, Freetown – dismissed all the appeals of the defendants, except one regarding Augustine Gbao for the charge of collective punishment, which has been overturned. He will still have to serve the 25-year sentence originally imposed on him.The other defendants, Issa Sesay and Morris Kallon, will serve 52 years and 40 years, respectively.The acting Prosecutor of the Court, Joseph Kamara, welcomed today’s judgment, calling it “a final condemnation of one of the most brutal and notorious rebel groups in modern times.“This judgment sends a signal that such tactics of warfare will not go unpunished. It may act as a deterrent against those who would use this strategy to further their own aims at the expense of the innocent,” he added in a news release.With today’s judgment, the Court’s trial proceedings in Sierra Leone now complete. It has now delivered final judgements in all three of its Freetown-based trials, with eight accused persons convicted.The remaining trial, involving former Liberian president Charles Taylor, is continuing at The Hague, where it was moved for security reasons. The Special Court is an independent tribunal established jointly by the Sierra Leonean Government and the UN in 2002. It is mandated to try those who bear the greatest responsibility for atrocities committed in Sierra Leone after 30 November 1996. 26 October 2009The United Nations-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) has upheld the convictions and sentences passed on three former rebels in the last judgment by the tribunal to be handed down in the West African nation. read more

Stock up on your maple syrup El Nino could spell a bad

MONTREAL • A late spring caused Canada’s maple syrup production to fall for the second consecutive year in 2015 — and El Nino is threatening to put a dent in next spring’s output as well.The warmer El Nino weather is expected to have an impact on a number of commodities, including maple sap, said Sylvain Charlebois, professor of distribution and food policy at the University of Guelph’s Food Institute.“I see little evidence that would encourage anyone to see a good year in 2016,” he said in an interview.The impact would hit Quebec, the world’s dominant maple syrup producer, along with Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and syrup-producing U.S. states like Vermont and New York.Producers on both sides of the border aren’t yet ready, however, to throw in the towel.How a maple syrup rebellion is growing in QuebecHow TPP could make things sticky for Quebec’s maple syrup producersThe Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers says it’s too soon to know what impact warmer conditions could have next spring.“Nobody can predict the production of each year,” said federation deputy director Paul Rouillard.He also doubts that weather poses a long-term problem for Quebec, because colder parts of the province could — over several decades — pick up the slack from more affected regions. Quebec’s federation, representing about 7,300 producers, is seeking approval to add 2.5 million taps to the 43 million already active each year.Quebec’s supply management system keeps syrup prices high by using its strategic reserve — which contains 60 million pounds — to balance production fluctuations.A shorter season also affected U.S. maple production last year but it’s premature to forecast weather problems several months ahead, said Matthew Gordon, executive director of the Vermont Maple Sugar Makers Association.“It certainly could have an impact, but I wouldn’t base any business decisions on it right now,” he said.Gordon said although El Nino affects winter weather, it tends to have less impact on spring’s oscillating temperatures of freezing nights and thawing days that are crucial for maple production.Canadian maple production decreased 6.1 per cent to 8.9 million gallons last season, said Statistics Canada.The value of maple production was $358 million, down from $380 million in 2014 and the $408 million peak in 2013.Quebec remained the country’s largest producer, accounting for more than 90 per cent of national output. However, its production decreased 5.8 per cent from 2014, StatsCan said Wednesday.Poor weather in parts of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia also hurt production in Canada’s third and fourth-largest maple producing provinces after Ontario, which was stable.Despite lower production, maple syrup sales and exports have steadily increased over the past five years, said Rouillard.Quebec export volumes to the U.S. increased last year even though new American production caused the province’s U.S. market share to drop to about 72 per cent.Quebec producers also spend about $5 million annually to develop new maple products and to expand exports to markets in Europe, Asia and Australia.The weaker loonie is expected to give Canadian sales a jolt as exported syrup becomes cheaper.Gordon said U.S. bottlers that aren’t marketing their state-produced syrup will look to purchase lower priced bulk Canadian syrup. That could be a disincentive for American producers to continue to add more taps.The Canadian Press read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,217.33, down 39.02 points):Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Miner. Up 10 cents, or 1.91 per cent, to $5.34 on 4.7 million shares.Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Oil and gas. Down 11 cents, or 1.04 per cent, to $10.43 on 4.3 million shares.Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (TSX:CNQ). Oil and gas. Down eight cents, or 0.20 per cent, to $40.71 on 4.2 million shares.Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Oil and gas. Down 10 cents, or 0.80 per cent, to $12.42 on 3.6 million shares.Trevali Mining Corp. (TSX:TV). Miner. Up two cents, or 1.54 per cent, to $1.32 on 3.5 million shares.Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (TSX:VRX). Pharmaceutical. Down $1.89, or 9.57 per cent, to $17.85 on 3.3 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Stars Group Inc. (TSX:TSGI). Online gaming. Up $1.38, or 6.10 per cent, to $23.99 on 853,876 shares. The former Amaya Inc. is reporting a dramatic increase in profit for the second quarter and improved expectations for 2017 adjusted earnings as its evolution gains momentum. The company, which owns PokerStars and other online gaming businesses, says it had US$70.5 million of net income during the quarter and US$114 million of adjusted earnings. read more

Fire at Orugodawatta oil storage

A fire broke out at the Orugodawatte oil storage facility, the Colombo fire brigade said.The fire brigade said that fire trucks were sent to contain the blaze. The fire was caused by a lightning strike.

Iraq Annan meets in Geneva with Governing Council member

The two discussed the situation in Iraq and Mr. Annan’s meeting on Saturday with the ministers of China, France, Russian Federation, United Kingdom and United States.Although established by the US-run Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) and not democratically elected, the UN Secretariat has said it views the Governing Council as broadly representative of the various constituencies in Iraq, having both credibility and authority.In July, Mr. Pachachi, a Foreign Minister in the 1960s, led a three-person delegation to a Security Council meeting in New York, where he said the Iraqi Governing Council’s primary goal was to shorten the CPA’s duration in order to adopt a constitution and have free elections open to all.Saturday’s meeting, which will review the current situation in Iraq, consider options for the future, including security, the political transition and economic recovery in Iraq, and examine the implications for the role of the UN, comes as the United States prepares to submit a new resolution to the Security Council.According to published reports, the resolution would create a multinational force for Iraq led by Washington and authorized by the UN in an effort to win greater participation from countries unwilling to serve without UN authorization. read more

Motor industry welcomes latest End of Life Vehicles consultation

SMMT has welcomed today’s consultation on the End of Life Vehicles (ELV) Directive, published by the Department of Trade and Industry. The latest government consultation, which proposes an own marque approach to ELVs, is favoured by vehicle manufacturers as this offers the most practical and cost-efficient framework in which free take-back can take place post-2007. Own marque approach Under the own marque approach vehicle manufacturers will be responsible for contracting with a network of authorised treatment facilities to receive and treat their end of life vehicles. This will be accommodated within the existing waste and recycling infrastructure, giving that sector the opportunity to continue to thrive into the future.While the industry is broadly pleased that government will take the own marque approach, SMMT will be lobbying to ensure that the cost burden on manufacturers is kept to a minimum. In particular: The scheme and any costs should be based only on the number of vehicles arising at those networks The cost of vehicles treated outside the official networks established by vehicle manufacturers should be borne by the operator collecting them Operators acting outside the official network must be responsible for meeting obligations imposed by the Directive Independent importers should take responsibility for the vehicles they put into the UK market Free take back must only apply to vehicles that are complete and free of other waste materials Network DensityVehicle manufacturers will develop appropriate networks of take-back facilities based on customer convenience, economic efficiency and the numbers of ELVs arising in a particular area. However, the needs of smaller or niche manufactures will be different to the requirements of volume makers. SMMT will therefore urge government to re-think its proposal to impose a maximum journey distance of 10 miles to treatment facilities and ensure that there is enough flexibility in the regulation to accommodate the varying needs of smaller producers. Recycling Targets While vehicle manufacturers have continually improved the recyclability of their products, the motor industry believes that responsibility for reporting on the levels of recycled materials should rest with Authorised Treatment Facilities. This would ensure a level playing field between contracted and un-contracted facilities and reduce the level of administrative complexity. It would also ensure that the burden on UK manufacturers is no greater than that imposed in other EU member states.Commenting on the latest consultation SMMT chief executive Christopher Macgowan said, ‘We are encouraged that the government has chosen to consult on proposals based on the industry’s favoured own marque approach. As well as minimising the cost burden on industry, this approach represents the most effective method of implementing what is difficult and complex legislation. We look forward to ensuring that a light regulatory touch is reflected in the final draft with no greater costs imposed on UK manufacturers than those operating in mainland Europe.’Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Seven acres of marijuana cultivation destroyed by Police

According to Police PRO, Superintendent Jairam Ramlakhan, five fields with about 19,500 plants ranging in height from 3 inches to 8 feet with an average weight of 9,750 kilograms, five camps, 300 kilograms of processed cannabis and an empty twelve gauge casing were found. He noted that the fields, processed cannabis and camps were photographed and destroyed by fire. Ranks of the Guyana Police Force on Thursday during a thirteen-hour narcotics eradication operation at Tabatalli, Berbice River, destroyed seven acres of marijuana cultivation. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedPolice destroy another marijuana field in EssequiboFebruary 4, 2016In “latest news”25,000 ganja plants destroyedJuly 11, 2019In “Crime”5 acres of cannabis cultivation, including 3 camps destroyed- PoliceDecember 1, 2018In “Crime” read more