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Four Important Ideas about Success

first_imgAspire to be more: Your vision of yourself isn’t big enough. Your capacity far exceeds any limits that you perceive. You are capable of being and doing more. You only begin to stretch yourself when your vision grows big enough. Once you believe that you can be more, you will become more.You can create a lot more value than you are presently. Go ahead and be more.Fear isn’t real: There are plenty of bad and unpleasant things that will happen to you over the course of your life. Those bad things can cause you great pain. But fear isn’t real. It’s an emotional state. It’s suffering an imaginary pain. It takes courage to face the things that may harm you. But it’s the thing itself that harms you; the fear is something you conjure up in your mind.Go ahead and act.There is only abundance: There are a lot people who go without what they need to survive. But that isn’t because there isn’t enough food, clothing, shelter, or water. There are people who need help because they have no money. But that isn’t because there isn’t enough money in the world. And there are people that go without love, but that isn’t because love is a finite resource. Because we humans are endowed with curiosity, creativity, and resourcefulness, we have nothing but abundance. Scarcity is a mindset.Believe that you can give more, and be open to receiving more.Love is what matters most: You are only going to judge your life by your relationships. You are going to consider your successes in life to be the times when you made a difference for other people. You are going to remember the people that lifted you up, that cared for you when you needed help. More than “success,” more than money, more than any possessions, love is what matters most of all.Go ahead and love more. That’s all there really is.last_img read more

Activity Cures Activity Problems – Episode 227

first_imgResults in sales, or any other endeavor for that matter, are made up of activity and effectiveness. For many people, there effectiveness is just fine, it’s the activity that needs to improve. This is a little tough love for those of you that need it.last_img

Manohar Parrikar to contest from Panaji

first_imgPANAJI: Chief Minister of Goa Manohar Parrikar will contest from the Panaji Assembly seat for the upcoming bypoll, the Goa Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) president Vinay Tendulkar announced here on Wednesday. Mr. Parrikar, former Defence Minister and currently a member of the Rajya Sabha from Lucknow, came back to State politics in March this year to head a (BJP)-led coalition government in Goa. He has to get elected to the 40-member State Assembly within six months of his taking over as Chief Minister. “The party has decided that Mr. Parrikar should contest from Panaji. Accordingly sitting Panaji MLA Sidharth Kuncalienkar has voluntarily decided to step down,” Mr. Tendulkar told presspersons at the city BJP headquarters. This puts an end to the speculation that the four-time Chief Minister could contest from the Curchorem Assembly seat in South Goa, which has elected BJP legislator Nilesh Cabral in the February 4 elections. Mr. Parrikar has been elected from Panaji Assembly seat without a break from 1994 till 2014 when he was inducted in the Central Cabinet and subsequently resigned as an MLA. Goa will also witness another bypoll in Valpoi constituency in north Goa after the newly-elected Congress MLA Vishwajit Rane quit from the party, resigned as an MLA and then joined the BJP before being inducted in the State cabinet as Health Minister. Currently, while the Congress has 16 legislators, the BJP has 12 (after Mr. Siddarth Kuncalienkar resignation) in the 38-member House. The BJP which was second largest party after February 4 Assembly elections came to power in March this year by aligning with regional parties, namely, Goa Forward and the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party and three other Independent MLAs. Congress, the single largest party is in the Opposition.last_img read more

Loreto falls to Thai foe in world title bid

first_imgNCAA Season 93’s Best 7: Week 1 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant The scores were 117-110 twice and 115-113 once.Loreto sabsorbed his first loss after winning seven straight and dropped to 23-14, 15 knockouts.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsExploiting his longer reach, Loreto nearly had Niyomtrong’s left eye swelling by the fourth round, but the former Muay Thai fighter countered with straights to the body and found his range starting in the fifth.Knowing that he’s behind in the scorecards, Loreto desperately waged a body attack in the last three rounds, but the Thai was able to evade his lunges. National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Unbeaten Thammanoon Niyomtrong thwarted the challenge of Filipino Rey Loreto on Saturday to extend his reign as World Boxing Association strawweight champion in Chonburi, Thailand.The Thai dominated the middle rounds and even knocked down Loreto in the ninth with an overhand right to prevail by unanimous decision and extend his win run to 16 with seven knockouts.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet View commentslast_img read more

The men who protect PM Narendra Modi

first_imgBoth the security men are part of the elite SPG force. While those in suits form the inner ring of PM’s security set up, the others come out during Republic Day and I-Day for outer security cover.Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave jitters to his security detail when he suddenly stopped before boarding his car following his Independence Day speech at the Red Fort and moved into a children’s enclosure. The spontaneous act, which was appreciated by the children who were thrilled to have the prime minister amidst them, sent waves of panic through the Special Protection Group (SPG) that forms the inner circle of Modi’s security.Thorough jobThis was the first time in recent years that a prime minister broke away from the strict protocol followed at national functions and the SPG was perhaps not prepared for the detour. Thankfully for the security agencies, there were no more hiccups in the foolproof security cover prepared for the event at the Red Fort to deal with any eventuality. An estimated 10,000 security personal from Delhi Police, paramilitary forces and the SPG were deployed to secure Prime Minister Modi’s maiden speech from the Red Fort. The Independence Day speech is always a well guarded event, but this time the security forces went an extra mile. Regulars at the event said that there was more aggression in the entire set-up but the hallmark of the arrangements was the smooth conduct.Even those living around the Red Fort in areas like Chandni Chowk said the security agencies were more alert this time. All vantage points across Chandni Chowk and surrounding areas were taken over by snipers around a week before the event. The SPG deployed its personnel in combat gear, carrying F2000 bullpup assault rifles and Glock pistols, at the Red Fort. The inner circle of the SPG were in their hallmark black suits, openly sporting P90 personal defence weapon. The weapons are not concealed by SPG personnel during big events like Independence Day or Republic Day.advertisementThe standard drills for protecting the airspace and dealing with contingencies like an aerial attacks were also in place. Anti-aircraft guns and the air defence mechanism was on full alert during the speech, which lasted a little more than an hour.Every corner of the venue and the crowd were under the watch of a massive network of close circuit television cameras, which were positioned at all vantage points. Even the route taken by the Prime Minister to reach the Red Fort was under strict surveillance and the police control room received real-time pictures of all activities.last_img read more


first_imgIt was the 239th session of Rajya Sabha. Congress andIt was the 239th session of Rajya Sabha. Congress and Opposition outnumber the government in the Upper House, which saw repeated adjournments on a number of days on issues like the imposition of Presidents Rule in Uttarakhand and Arunachal Pradesh and AgustWestland dealAfter the passage of Finance Bill yesterday, there was, however, virtually no business left for the government.Concluding the session early was being debated for the last few days, Parliament sources said.Sources said Rajya Sabha would also have been adjourned sine die yesterday itself but since 58 members of the House had retired, it was decided to adjourn the House after the customary farewell speech on Thursday.However, as the Congress member of Rajya Sabha Praveen Rashtrapal died in New Delhi early Thursday after suffering a massive heart attack, the Upper House was adjourned today after paying respects to the departed soul, immedeately after the House convened. Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari announced the news of the demise of Rashtrapal and adjourned the House for the day as a mark of respect. PTI RNK AMR GSNlast_img read more

Dera issue: Life returning to normal in Hry and Pb

first_imgChandigarh, Aug 30 (PTI) Educational institutions and business establishments functioned while bus services resumed on most routes in Haryana and Punjab, states which saw violence after Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singhs conviction in a rape case.Life moved towards normal and no untoward incident was reported but the security personnel will continue to remain on an alert in both the states, officials said.Bus services in Haryana have resumed except in Sirsa district, where curfew has been imposed around Dera Sacha Sauda sect headquarters, Haryana Transport Minister, Krishan Lal Panwar said today.Curfew has been lifted in Sirsa although it will continue to remain enforced on roads leading to the Dera.Haryana Roadways suffered losses to the tune of Rs 14 crore during the violence, he said.However, no Haryana Roadways bus, of those of private operators or those belonging to other states were damaged during the violence, he said.Panwar, who also holds the Jails portfolio, said “Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh is being treated as an ordinary inmate and no additional facility was being provided to him. Stringent security measures have been put in place in the jail”.The 50-year-old self-styled godman is lodged in the Sunaria jail in Rohtak district, where a thick blanket of security has been thrown around.Life was back to normal in Sirsa city today.Meanwhile, SP Sirsa Ashwin Shenvi said the exercise involving taking out Dera followers, who had come from other places, from the sect headquarters has been completed.”There must be about couple of hundred people inside the Dera now who are part of its staff,” he said.advertisementAsked about 18 minor girls who were taken out yesterday from the Dera, Shenvi said they had been sent to the Rai sports school in Sonipat district and lodged in a girls hostel.The Army, paramilitary forces and police continued to be deployed at various nakas in the Sirsa city as a precautionary measure, Sirsa Deputy Commissioner Prabhjot Singh said.The Sirsa district administration had yesterday sent 650 people from Dera Sacha Sauda to their respective destinations.The town is home to the sprawling Dera headquarters where the sects followers had gathered in large numbers ahead of Ram Rahims conviction.Curfew had earlier been lifted from other towns of Haryana including Panchkula and Kaithal.Authorities in Punjab had yesterday lifted curfew from five districts where it was imposed and train services there have also resumed.Life in sensitive districts of Punjab, including Bathinda, Patiala and Moga where there is sizeable presence of Dera followers, remained peaceful as well, officials said.The violence which broke out after Dera chiefs conviction in the rape case has left 32 people dead in Panchkula while six died in Sirsa, besides scores were injured. PTI SUN CHS VSD ADSlast_img read more

Sourabh Verma wins Hyderabad Open

first_imgSourabh Verma wins Hyderabad OpenSourabh Verma, 26, who had won the Slovenian International in May this year, showed great composure as he outwitted World No. 44 Kean Yew 21-13, 14-21, 21-16 in a 52-minute final clash.advertisement Next Press Trust of India HyderabadAugust 11, 2019UPDATED: August 11, 2019 17:06 IST Sourabh Verma defeated Singapore’s Loh Kean Yew to win Hyderabad Open. (Twitter/@BAI_Media)HIGHLIGHTSSourabh Verma defeated Singapore’s Loh Kean Yew to win Hyderabad OpenThe Indian outwitted World No. 44 Kean Yew 21-13, 14-21, 21-16Sourabh had won two Super 100 titles last year at the Dutch Open and Russian OpenReigning National champion Sourabh Verma capped an impressive week at the Hyderabad Open with a thrilling win over Singapore’s Loh Kean Yew in the summit clash to claim the men’s singles title here Sunday.The 26-year-old from Madhya Pradesh, who had won the Slovenian International in May this year, showed great composure as he outwitted World No. 44 Kean Yew 21-13, 14-21, 21-16 in a 52-minute final clash at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium here.Sourabh made a good start as he jumped to a 6-2 lead in the opening game, before grabbing a 11-4 advantage. The Indian kept moving ahead to comfortably pocket the first game to earn the bragging rights.In the second game, Sourabh once again jumped to a 5-0 lead but Kean Yew clawed back at 10-10. The Indian held a slender 11-10 lead at the break but the Singaporean reeled off five straight points from 14-13 to eventually roar back into the contest.The decider was a close affair as Sourabh and Kean Yew started on an even knell before the Indian grabbed a 11-10 lead at the interval. Sourabh then kept extending his distance from the Singaporean to comfortably shut the door on his rival.Sourabh had won two Super 100 titles last year at the Dutch Open and Russian Open.Also Read | PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal could face each other in semis after redraw at World ChampionshipsAlso Read | P V Sindhu only Indian among Forbes list of world’s highest-paid female athletesFor 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 byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Hyderabad OpenFollow Sourabh Vermalast_img read more

Les élèves de la côte sud parlent de démocratie

first_imgLes élèves de huit écoles secondaires du South Shore Regional School Board ont partagé leurs points de vue sur des questions qui les touchent, à Bridgewater, aujourd’hui 25 avril. L’initiative de Démocratie 250, appuyée par VOX:Point of Youth, le ministère de l’Éducation, le South Shore Regional School Board et Élections Nouvelle-Écosse, était la quatrième de huit rencontres jeunesse organisées à l’échelle de la province. John Hamm, co-président de Démocratie 250, a dit que la réaction des jeunes à ces rencontres a été très positive. « Ils connaissent les enjeux et ils veulent partager leurs points de vue avec leurs camarades. Presque tout le monde est d’avis que ces sessions doivent se poursuivre dans le futur. » Russell MacLellan, également co-président, dit que : « Soixante-quinze pour cent des jeunes adultes de moins de 25 ans ne votent pas. Les Néo-Écossais plus âgés doivent mieux comprendre les raisons pour lesquelles un si grand nombre de jeunes, qui sont autrement très préoccupés des enjeux d’aujourd’hui et qui n’hésitent pas à se faire entendre, ne votent pas. » Les élèves ont également participé à une élection simulée, regardé une série de publicités mettant en vedette les jeunes ambassadeurs de D250, visionné « Rant for Democracy », une vidéo qui suscite la réflexion au sujet de la participation électorale des jeunes, et participé à une session de questions et réponses avec les co-présidents de Démocratie 250. Des vidéographes étaient sur place pour filmer la session, qui sera incluse dans un mini-documentaire sur la jeunesse et la démocratie. Le documentaire, ainsi qu’un rapport qui résume les conclusions sur chacune des rencontres jeunesse, sera partagé avec les chefs des partis de la Nouvelle-Écosse à l’automne. Deborah Pellerin, coordonnatrice des programmes jeunesse au ministère de l’Éducation et responsable de VOX:Point of Youth, a accueilli les efforts de Démocratie 250 visant à encourager un plus grand nombre de jeunes à participer dans leurs communautés et au processus électoral. « En travaillant étroitement avec les organismes jeunesse, Démocratie 250 donne non seulement aux jeunes une occasion de partager leurs frustrations, mais aussi une possibilité de changer les choses pour le mieux, » a dit Mme Pellerin. Démocratie 250 est l’organisme responsable de l’année de célébration du 250e anniversaire de la naissance de la démocratie parlementaire au Canada. Pour plus d’information, consultez les sites Web de Démocratie 250 au ou read more

Medal of Bravery Nominations Open

first_imgNominations for the Medal of Bravery are now open. Nova Scotians are encouraged to nominate people who courageously put themselves at risk to help others or protect property. “Nova Scotians who put their own safety at risk to help others deserve our gratitude and recognition,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “I encourage Nova Scotians to nominate their fellow citizens whose bravery is deserving of this award.” Nomination forms are available at Access Nova Scotia centres, offices of members of the legislative assembly and at . The deadline for nominations is May 1. Acts of bravery that occurred on or after Jan. 1, 2016 are eligible for nomination. An advisory panel will select the recipients. Completed nomination forms should be sent to: Provincial Secretary, Medal of Bravery, Department of Justice, 7th floor, 1690 Hollis St., Halifax, N.S., B3J 2L6.last_img read more

Axis Bank Q1 profit jumps 95 to Rs 1370 cr

first_imgNew Delhi: Axis Bank on Tuesday reported a 95.4 per cent jump in standalone net profit to Rs 1,370.08 crore for the first quarter of 2019-20 aided by a healthy rise in income. The bank had posted a net profit of Rs 701.09 crore in the April-June quarter of the previous fiscal year.Total income (standalone) rose to Rs 19,123.71 crore for the June quarter of 2019-20 from Rs 15,702.01 crore in the year ago period, Axis Bank said in a regulatory filing. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalThere was an uptick in provisioning for bad loans and contingencies at Rs 3,814.58 crore for April-June 2019-20 against Rs 3,337.70 crore in the year-ago period. However, the asset quality showed improvement with the gross non-performing assets (NPAs) standing at 5.25 per cent of the gross advances as on June 30, 2019, down from 6.52 per cent as on June 30, 2018. Net NPAs or bad loans were at Rs 2.04 per cent from 3.09 per cent a year ago. On a consolidated basis, the net profit jumped by 75 per cent to Rs 1,262.98 crore as against Rs 722.23 crore year ago. Income increased to Rs 19,409.09 crore as against Rs 16,126.05 crore.last_img read more

Stars To Perform At Boston Strong An Evening Of Support And Celebration

first_imgTD Garden and Live Nation are proud to announce ‘Boston Strong: An Evening of Support and Celebration’ to be held at the TD Garden on Thursday, May 30, 2013.Net ticket proceeds of this historic concert will benefit The One Fund Boston, set up by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino to help the people most affected by the tragic events that occurred in Boston on April 15.‘Boston Strong: An Evening of Support and Celebration’ will feature (in alphabetical order) Aerosmith, Jason Aldean, Boston, Jimmy Buffett, Dane Cook, Extreme, Godsmack, The J. Geils Band, Carole King, New Kids On The Block, James Taylor, and Steven Wright. Additional artists will be announced.“Live Nation and TD Garden have hosted thousands of concerts over the years, but none with such a sense of purpose as Boston Strong: A Concert of Support and Celebration,” said Don Law, president of Live Nation New England. “Boston is a city with strong roots, and homegrown artists reached out to us to see what could be done. We are proud to help solidify this huge concert line-up.”“Like so many other proud Bostonians who have been extremely generous, we are honored to step up and do our part to help the victims and their families,” said Donnie Wahlberg, New Kids on the Block. “Hopefully this event will not only raise money, but spirits as well.”“The One Fund event at the Garden this May 30th is destined to be a true Boston landmark. From the promoters to the sound & lights, to the performers and the Garden staff; everyone involved has responded from the heart in a spontaneous and simultaneous desire to be there and to do what we can for the city we love. I am honored to be a part of it, and… I can’t wait,” said James Taylor.“The TD Garden, in partnership with Live Nation, is proud to host to this historic event and raise significant funding and awareness for The One Fund Boston,” said Amy Latimer, TD Garden President. “This is an important community gathering to celebrate the amazing spirit of this city, Boston Strong.”Tickets are priced from $35 to $285. Prices include all fees and service charges. Information on special sponsor tickets which will include commemorative items, reserved parking, and other items will be available on and will go on sale Monday, May 6 at 10:00 AM. Fans can purchase tickets at, or by calling 800-745-3000 or at TD Garden Box Office. In an effort to make sure all net proceeds from ticket sales go directly to The One Fund, all tickets will be sold through Ticketmaster’s paperless ticket delivery. Fans must have the credit card used to make the purchase and a valid, government-issued ID to gain entry. For more information on paperless ticketing, visit more information on The One Fund Boston or to donate, visit For more information on ‘Boston Strong: An Evening of Support and Celebration’, please visit Newswirelast_img read more

CRTC weighs impact on revised wireless code following Rogers request for delay

first_imgTORONTO – It’s all but certain that the Canadian telecom industry’s revised wireless code of conduct won’t be fully implemented before Christmas, including a change in the way customers are billed when data usage goes over their contract’s limit.While the CRTC hasn’t ruled yet on a delay requested by Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX:RCI.B) due to the complexity of adjusting its IT system, the regulator has agreed to consider it quickly.“Staff considers that a timely determination of the substantive issues raised in the application will assist with consumers’ ability to make informed decisions about their wireless services, a key objective of the wireless code,” Nanao Kachi, the CRTC’s director for social and consumer policy, wrote in a Nov. 10 letter to Rogers.The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has also given the other wireless carriers to Friday to comment — opening the door to other requests from Rogers Communication’s intensely competitive rivals.The CRTC had given the industry until Dec. 1 to make a number of changes to how they do business with consumers.Among other things, the regulator announced in June that only the wireless account holder,not the device holder, on family or shared plans can consent to overage and roaming charges, unless others on the plan are expressly authorized to approve the costs.The revised wireless code, which originally went into effect in 2013, would tie data caps for shared plans to single accounts, no matter how many devices are listed.It also calls for the elimination of the carriers’ ability to charge customers for unlocking their devices, so they can work an a competitor’s network.An emailed statement from Rogers on Tuesday said it will have “the vast majority” of required changes in place by Dec. 1, including elimination of its unlocking fees.But the company added, “There are a few areas where we need some more time to put in place the technical and billing system changes, and the customer impact is very low.”Meanwhile, the CRTC has asked other carriers to say whether they think Rogers should be required to notify all of its affected retail mobile wireless voice and data customers of the specific delays.The CRTC also asks if Rogers should advise its customers how they’ll be credited for amounts charged in excess of the revised code’s caps until it fully implements the changes.A statement from Telus Corp. (TSX:T) on Tuesday didn’t address the billing issue but said that all devices it launched this fall have been unlocked and “we are beginning to sell many of our existing Apple and Android devices unlocked.”BCE Inc.’s Bell Canada (TSX:BCE), Quebecor’s Videotron (TSX:QBR.B) and Shaw’s Freedom Mobile (TSX:SJR.B) hadn’t commented on their positions by late Tuesday.last_img read more

Two Indigenous protesters ordered to end protest at fish company

first_imgVANCOUVER – Fish farming company Marine Harvest says the B-C Supreme Court has ordered two Indigenous protesters, who have occupied the company’s houses and dock at Swanson Island for months, to leave by Saturday evening pending an upcoming hearing.Marine Harvest says the court also ordered them not to board or interfere with any of Marine Harvest’s salmon farms operating in the area.It says the order is pending a June 25 hearing of an application by Marine Harvest for a broader injunction order.Court documents filed by Ernest Alfred and Karissa Glendale, who are named as defendants, say they and many others from the ‘Namgis First Nation and surrounding First Nations are opposed to open-net fish farms in ocean waters in their traditional territories.They say they are legitimately concerned about the impacts the farms have on local fish and sea life.They say that as local Indigenous people in an area subject to ongoing Aboriginal title litigation, they have the right and responsibility to peacefully witness and observe fish farms and that an injunction sought by the company limiting them from within 20 metres of its fish farms is “overbroad.”Alfred called the injunction a “small setback” for the occupation, which has been ongoing for 268 days, and said he would respect the law.“I believe that fish farms will be a stain on our people’s history, and that when we look back at this time, we will celebrate our efforts and we will remind our children and our grandchildren about the time we just about lost our salmon,” Alfred said in an interview.“I firmly believe that the moment we remove these pens, we relieve the salmon of one their biggest threats.”Marine Harvest was previously granted an injunction against protesters who were occupying its Midsummer Island salmon farm in December 2017.Court records say the conditions of adjournment in the current case would be “similar” to those ordered in December 2017.It says if persons re-occupy any of the sites in the undertaking, the company may reset an application in relation to that activity on 48 hours’ notice.In a statement, Marine Harvest spokesman Jeremy Dunn says the occupiers are interfering with the company’s “legitimate activities.”“Meaningful dialogue with First Nations in the Broughton Archipelago, where we have been operating salmon farms for 30 years, remains a priority for Marine Harvest. Unfortunately, our efforts to date have not been successful, but we remain hopeful,” Dunn said in a statement.last_img read more

Security Council extends Annans authority over Iraqi aid programme

The 15-member body voted unanimously to extend until 3 June an amended version of the Oil-for-Food programme, under which Iraq was allowed to use a portion of its oil revenues to buy food and other relief supplies.The programme was temporarily halted on 17 March after the withdrawal of all UN staff from Iraq on the eve of hostilities. The Security Council adopted a new resolution on 28 March giving Secretary-General Kofi Annan more authority to administer the operation for 45 days, until 12 May, including prioritizing deliveries and finding new entry ports to speed their shipment.Seeking the extension, Benon Sevan, Executive Director of the UN Office of the Iraq Programme (OIP), which oversees the Oil-for-Food programme, told the Council on Tuesday that 11 of those 45 days were lost while procedures were being approved, resulting in a limited number of contracts so far be processed – $454.6 million-worth out of a pipeline of some $10 billion.He said the extension would not only recover the 11 lost days but also offer an opportunity to utilize additional supplies available in the pipeline. Such a technical rollover coincides with the end of the mandate of the current phase of the original Oil-for-Food programme. read more

Takeaway bosses jailed for death of teenage nut allergy sufferer

She accepted that the defendants – both fathers – had expressed genuine remorse and that neither meant to kill the teenager.She told them: “Neither of you actually foresaw the death of anyone. It never occurred to you that you would be responsible for the death of a young girl. Quite simply, you never gave the risk of a customer dying because of an allergy a moment’s thought.”You must now live with the guilt of what you have done and the suffering you have caused Megan’s family and to your own families. All of this is a tragedy that could so easily have been avoided had you exercised the proper care to be expected of those who serve food to the public.” “Those who fail to heed the warnings and who continue to flout food safety regulations may find the courts taking a harsher view in the future.”The teenager and her friend ordered online via the Just Eat website two days earlier and wrote “prawns, nuts” in the comments and notes section. Megan Lee Megan LeeCredit:PA However the delivered meal, which included an onion bhaji, a seekh kebab and a Peshwari naan, was later found to have the “widespread presence” of peanut protein.Last month a jury at Manchester Crown Court found takeaway owner Mohammed Abdul Kuddus, 40, and manager Harun Rashid, 38, guilty of unlawfully killing Megan, from Oswaldtwistle, by reason of gross negligence.The two-week trial heard there was a “litany of failings” in the kitchen, including poor hygiene and no records of ingredients kept.Five days after Megan’s death on January 1 2017 the restaurant was immediately closed down following an inspection by Trading Standards and environmental hygiene officers.Sentencing the pair, Mrs Justice Yip told them Megan was responsible enough to highlight her allergies when placing the order but “sadly the same responsibility was not at your end”.She said: “The Royal Spice had no systems or processes to manage allergen control. The menu contained no information about allergens. No record was kept of the ingredients used in dishes. Mrs Justice Yip said Megan’s parents Adam and Gemma had shown “dignity and courage” throughout the court process.She said: “They do not seek retribution but want their story to serve as a warning to others in the food industry so that other families will not be forced to experience the indescribable loss that they have suffered.”She (Megan) had made her family proud throughout her short life and would have continued to do so. She had everything to live for. No sentence I impose can begin to reflect the loss of Megan’s life.” Two takeaway bosses have been jailed over the manslaughter of a 15-year-old girl who suffered an allergic reaction to a meal.Nut allergy sufferer Megan Lee died from an asthma attack after she ate food from the Royal Spice takeaway in Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire.Sentencing takeaway owner Mohammed Abdul Kuddus, 40, and manager Harun Rashid, 38, Mrs Justice Yip warned those who flouted food hygiene laws could face harsher punishments.She told them Megan was responsible enough to highlight her allergies when placing the order but “sadly the same responsibility was not at your end”.The judge said: “The Royal Spice had no systems or processes to manage allergen control. The menu contained no information about allergens. No record was kept of the ingredients used in dishes.”In short, it appears that no one at the takeaway had any way of knowing what allergens were in the food supplied.”The judge said: “It is hoped that the message is heard that those who fail to take proper care in the supply of food to the public will face significant custodial sentences if a death results.”Like Mr and Mrs Lee, I hope that this tragic case adds to the growing awareness in the food industry of what can happen if allergies are not taken seriously. “In short, it appears that no one at the takeaway had any way of knowing what allergens were in the food supplied.”Rashid, of Rudd Street, Haslingden, who had claimed he was merely a delivery driver at the restaurant at the time, was also found guilty of failing to discharge a general duty of employers, contrary to the Health and Safety at Work Act, and another count of failing to put in place, implement and maintain a permanent procedure or procedures in contravention of European Union food safety regulations.On Wednesday, he received a three-year term.Kuddus, of Belper Street, Blackburn, admitted those charges on behalf of himself and on behalf of Royal Spice Takeaway Ltd, trading as Royal Spice Takeaway, and was given two years. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The Royal Spice, which has since been taken over by new owners The Royal Spice, which has since been taken over by new ownersCredit:Chris Neill/Maverick Photography read more

They make you feel good they make you want to touch them

first_imgJAMES REILLY HAS has pledged to continue his war on tobacco as he praised the success of the ban on smoking in workplaces which is ten years old this week.The 10th anniversary of the smoking ban falls this Saturday, 29 March and the Health Minister has insisted that he will seek to bring in plain packaging despite strong opposition from cigarette companies.He described current packaging as “the last billboard they have”, adding: “They make you feel good, they make you want to touch them, they look nice.”The minister said that he wanted to see a euro added to the price of cigarettes every year for the next five years and though this is likely to face opposition at Cabinet level because of the impact on tax revenue and smuggling concerns he said he will continue to push for it.“I want to see less people smoking and I want to see less cigarettes sold,” he said, saying that the challenge was to wean people people off the cigarettes and wean government off the income.“I haven’t lost it, I just haven’t won it yet,” he said of his battle to do this.On e-cigarettes, Reilly expressed concerns that while they may have a value he would not see them as a lifestyle choice “as they are currently being marketed”.He said he was concerned about that the amount of nicotine in some e-cigarettes could be up to 60 times what’s in a low tar cigarette and said they should not be used “to normalise smoking”.“I would not deprive people of any device that would help them kick the addiction…. but I would not allow them to sold as a lifestyle choice,” he said.Reilly also said that the smoking ban had been a success and commended the former health minister and current Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin for implementing it in 2004.Read: Government to consider free nicotine patches for pregnant womenRead: 3,726 lives saved by introducing the smoking ban in 2004last_img read more

Google acquires Gco for URL shortening its own services

first_imgGoogle has joined the growing list of online services that are registering very short .co domains to use as short URLs. Others you may already know about include Twitter and Amazon which have,,, and respectively. Google has predictably chosen for itself, but isn’t revealing how much it paid for the super short domain.The advantage to owning such a URL is all down to how short you can make your service links. Also, it allows a company to guarantee the security of a link as only they will be able to use that URL. So any short URL beginning will only ever lead to a Google-owned web page. The search giant has already confirmed this domain will never be opened up to allow anyone else to shorten their URLs.Google also doesn’t want us to forget about that other short URL they started using in 2009: It will continue to be used and allow anyone to create a short URL. It seems Google just wanted to go even shorter and use something a bit more personal just for its own services.Google hasn’t made it clear yet exactly how it intends to format the new short URL for its different services, but it may just hide the destination completely. For example, this YouTube link: just become: some identification may remain such as: the final decision on the rules governing its use on a per service basis, the only important thing for end users to know is this won’t be a short URL that leads to a malware trap like those that can appear on other public short URL services, or even the fake ones setup specifically to help spread spam.Read more at The Official Google Blog, via TechCrunchlast_img read more

Virgin Mobile prépare sa box et une offre quadruple play

first_imgVirgin Mobile prépare sa box et une offre quadruple playVirgin veut se faire une place plus importante sur le marché. Pour cela, l’opérateur virtuel prévoit de lancer sa box et une offre quadruple play. Virgin Mobile est très actif en ce moment. Après avoir cassé le prix de l’iPhone 4, l’opérateur virtuel veut s’affirmer sur le marché. Pour cela, il proposera à la rentrée sa box et une offre quadruple play. La Tribune affirme même que les clients pourront s’abonner dès le premier septembre. Cette initiative permet de concurrencer les entreprises déjà en place comme Orange, SFR et Bouygues mais aussi Free : “Nous pensons qu’il existe un espace économique supérieur aujourd’hui. Le prix standard de 29,90 euros est mis en morceau avec le relèvement de la TVA, ce qui donne une plus grande marge de manœuvre à un outsider tel que Virgin”, explique Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux, PDG de Virgin Mobile. Le MVNO a plusieurs cartes en main et reste pour le moment mystérieux quant au choix du réseau qu’il empruntera parmi les opérateurs. Par ailleurs, le projet de Télévision Mobile Personnelle a été arrêté suite à la suppression de la TVA à taux réduit. Le 5 janvier 2011 à 13:46 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more