How to Get Better At Asking

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 Selling well requires that you ask for–and gain–commitments. We move from one commitment to the next commitment, from target to close. If you’re going to gain those commitments, you’re going to have to ask for them. Here’s how to get better at asking.Tie Your Ask to Future Value CreationOne way to improve your ability to gain a commitment is to focus on the future value you’re going to create. What will the client get out of allowing you to have the commitment you ask for? If you ask for access to their decision influencers, how will that benefit them? If you ask for access information, how will giving you that information help them?By justifying your ask, you make it easier for your dream client to give you the commitment you need.As a side note, if it’s early in the sales process the best way to create value is to give them information and ideas they can use whether they choose you or one of your competitors. This makes it easy to say yes. If it’s late in the sales process you show how only you can create the kind of value that you’re describing, differentiating yourself from your competitors in a way that’s compelling to your prospective client.Earn the Commitment Before You AskThe more value you create during each sales interaction, the more you earn the right to ask for the commitment you need. If it’s early in the sales process and you help your dream client with ideas that benefit them, you make it easier to gain a commitment to move forward.But the opposite of this is also true. The less valuable you are during each sales interaction, the more difficult it is for you to ask for again the commitments that you need. You haven’t earned them.It’s easy to ask for and obtain the commitments that you have earned. It’s much more difficult when you haven’t earned the right to ask. Do the work to deserve the commitment you’re asking for.Practice AskingYou get a lot better asking if you practice. The more you practice asking, the more comfortable you are with the words coming out your mouth, the easier it is for you to ask. Most salespeople won’t do this. They’re too shy. They’re too embarrassed. They don’t think they need to practice. But the rewards are high for those brave souls who will rehearse the words and practice the language.You might practice with a group of your peers. If you’ve got a really “game” group, you’ll be brave enough to critique each other and offer suggestions. You also get the opportunity to listen to the language that other salespeople use, and you can steal some of it to use in your own sales interactions.If you want to get better at anything faster, practice. If you don’t have enough opportunities to practice in real sales interactions, rehearsing with your peers is a great substitute.Remember, You’re In SalesDon’t worry about being salesy. Guess what? You’re in sales. Your dream client already knows you’re a salesperson. They knew that when you called and asked for the appointment.Instead of worrying about being “salesy,” worry instead about the points above. If you tie your ask to future value creation, if you create value during every sales interaction, and if you’re well rehearsed and comfortable with the language, you can ask directly very comfortably with no problem.You’re in sales. And selling is a game of commitment gaining. Get comfortable asking for the commitments you need.QuestionsHave you earned the commitments that you ask for?How do you create value during every sales interaction?Do you have good language choices that allow you to tie the value that you create on one sales interaction to the value you create by being allowed to have the commitment that you need?Do you rehearse your language choices? What would it sound like if you did?last_img read more

3×3 hoop wars reaches finale at Taguig

first_imgView comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH It was, however, a different story in North Luzon, as Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University dominated University of Luzon, 51-33.Metro Manila was the last stop for the Regional Qualifiers, with Our Lady of Fatima University defeating Colegio de San Lorenzo, 50-48.The five regional winners, along with the NCAA Champions Arellano University, are expected to give their all for one more day as they duke it out and earn the right to be called as the one, true National Champion!Witness the thrilling conclusion of the tournament on January 27, Saturday, 11:00AM at Vista Mall Taguig. Admission is FREE! You may also stream the games LIVE via social media at Facebook.com/PCCLeague.Catch all the exciting plays and highlights on television courtesy of our media partner, the FOX Sports Networks (airing schedule TBD).ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Six teams have made it past tough battles to make it this far and have punched their ticket in the National Finals.Due to the quirky nature of the 3×3 rules, the competition has seen its share of thrilling finishes beginning with the University of the Visayas holding off University of San Jose Recoletos 47-43 to take the Visayas Leg.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThis was followed by another close contest in South Luzon, when the visiting Trace College managed to topple the host squad University of Nueva Caceres, 51-45.The close winning margin trend went on in the Mindanao Leg when Southern Philippines College were able to eke out a 46-44 victory over Southern City College. There may be less players at once on the hardwood, but the action promises to be just as intense as we enter the final stage of the Philippine Collegiate Champions League 3×3 basketball tournament!ADVERTISEMENT Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Napa elated as Wangs Basketball-Letran off to a good start NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Read Next MOST READ John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Be in the know and get all the latest news, schedules, and updates by visiting the league’s official website at collegiatechampionsleague.net!ADVT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoiseslast_img read more

Magnolia earns twice-to-beat, pulls plug on Meralco’s playoff hopes

first_imgMOST READ Magnolia, which joined defending champion San Miguel Beer in the top two, stretched its lead to 20, 60-40, after a free throw by Sangalang at the 5:32 mark of the third quarter.Lee was pretty much unguardable throughout the game, especially in early part of the fourth quarter, where he toyed with Meralco’s defense. He hit a triple to make it, 73-52, before zig-zagging his way for a nifty drive to make it, 77-55, with 9:07 remaining.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe star guard finished with 21 points and three steals in just less than 20 minutes on the floor.Magnolia wrapped up its elimination round schedule with an 8-3 card while Meralco (4-7), which will miss the all-Filipino Cup playoffs for the third consecutive time. Ian Sangalang and Marc Pingris combined for 16 points, 16 rebounds and three blocks for the Hotshots, who shot 50 percent from the field while limiting the Bolts to just 35 percent.Magnolia cruised to victory despite missing the services of playmaker Jio Jalalon. Jalalon, a native of CDO, is with Gilas Pilipinas, which plays Japan on Sunday in the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers at Mall of Asia Arena. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC PBA IMAGESMagnolia locked up the second twice-to-beat advantage and eliminated Meralco from playoff contention after a 94-65 win in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup at Xavier University Gym Saturday in Cagayan de Oro City.Paul Lee sparked a second-quarter breakaway that saw the Hotshots go on a 10-0 run and were never threatened from that point on.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHcenter_img Adamson shocks La Salle in 4 sets Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding AFP official booed out of forum View comments LATEST STORIES Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgivinglast_img read more

Lauterbach: TRACE32 supports Helix Virtualization Platform via JTAG access

first_imgLauterbach announced the support of Wind River Helix Virtualization Platform with its TRACE32 JTAG debug tools. Helix Platform is Wind River’s new edge compute software foundation that runs multiple operating systems and consolidates mixed-criticality applications in a single platform, simplifying, securing, and future-proofing designs for the aerospace, automotive, defense, industrial, and medical markets. TRACE32 supports JTAG-debugging of such heterogeneous systems, giving access to all guests at the same time. The support is available for ARMv8 architectures, currently released for Renesas R-Car H3, R-Car M3 and Xilinx Zynq Ultrascale+.As a Wind River partner, Lauterbach has committed itself to support the companys platforms as soon as they become generally available. To this end, working in close cooperation with Wind River, Lauterbach extended its product TRACE32 to include a comprehensive debug environment tailored to Helix Platform.Helix Platform delivers the VxWorks RTOS, Wind River Linux, and a type-1 hypervisor together as a foundation to allow applications to independently execute at different safety and security criticalities ensuring real-time, deterministic behaviors are not affected by other functionality on the platform. Helix Platform also provides the capability to run any operating system unmodified as a guest giving developers the ability to innovate in addition to re-using legacy software preserving software investment.Debugging a virtualized system such as Helix Platform with several OSes in different partitions with a hardware debugger is a complex undertaking. The debugger (and the developer) need to know which partition is active and how to access a currently inactive partition in order to be able to access variables or set breakpoints anywhere in the system.Lauterbach extended its TRACE32 debugger to be able to detect all virtual machines created in Helix Platform and their memory configuration. The debugger can access not only the virtualization layer but also all guest OS environments and the applications running in the guests, whether they are currently active in a core or not. TRACE32 has an advanced virtual addressing scheme allowing it to uniquely identify any address within any VM. Symbols of functions or variables are bound to this unique address enabling developers to access everything in the system at the same time simply by accessing the debug symbols.Helix Platform’s virtual machines each contain a guest OS, such as VxWorks or Linux. Using TRACE32, the developer can view multiple task lists and other OS objects in each VM, providing simultaneous visibility to all guests even if they are running multiple instances of the same guest operating system. These TRACE32 JTAG debug capabilities are ideal for safety- and security-certified critical systems that need to limit access to I/O ports, and to test actual production hardware platform, not test hardware, for certification credit.Using Lauterbach‘s TRACE32 together with Wind River‘s Helix Platform allows the developer to debug any code in the system at any time giving full access to all parts including the hypervisor and all guests. This feature is immediately available and is provided with the standard software delivery of TRACE32.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software Continue Reading Previous 5G, Ai, and IoT edge processing drive thermal design prioritiesNext Lauterbach announces TRACE32 support of Jailhouse hypervisorlast_img read more

Watch: MS Dhoni advises Kedar Jadhav in Marathi as India trounce New Zealand

first_imgMS Dhoni can do everything. He can bat, he can keep wickets, he can use the DRS better than anyone else in world cricket, he can read the game better than most AND he can speak Marathi. MS Dhoni’s stumping skills often leave cricket fans in awe but on Sunday, he stumped Kedar Jadhav with his Marathi speaking skills.During the fifth and final ODI against New Zealand in Wellington, MS Dhoni was once again seen guiding the bowlers as India defended 252 to clinch the series 4-1. As Rohit Sharma deployed Yuzvendra Chahal and Kedar Jadhav after Mohammed Shami and Hardik Pandya had rocked New Zealand’s top order, Dhoni expertly guided the spinners on what to bowl and where to bowl.MS Dhoni’s constant coaching is nothing new. But what took everyone by surprise was his Marathi speaking skills..#AskStar #askstar sunny sir who will paly no.4? And listen Dhoni’s marathi style.. pic.twitter.com/uZrFWE4h8sShishupal Kadam (@RealShishupal) February 3, 2019Kedar Jadhav trusts MS Dhoni blindly. It was Dhoni who had suggested Jadhav bowl during the 2017 home series against New Zealand and Jadhav has not looked back since. Essentially, a middle-order batsman, Kedar Jadhav is now a solid all-rounder and a regular partnership breaker. On Sunday, he dismissed Kane Williamson to derail New Zealand’s chase.After India had clinched the series last week, Jadhav had said he would close his eyes and bowl wherever Dhoni wanted him to.”The kind of cricketer I am today is because of MS Dhoni. He has always encouraged me. He had seen me in in Zimbabwe first and in the New Zealand series at home in 2016 he just wanted two overs from me and luckily for me in my second over, I got two wickets and from thereon all the seniors – Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma – have been very encouraging. They give me so much confidence that I don’t feel the pressure of a part-time bowler.advertisement”I must thank Virat and Mahi bhai for letting me bowl exactly when I want t bowl. When a wicket falls, they immediately sneak in my overs so I am very lucky I think,” Jadhav told the broadcasters after the match. “In the past also, I have mentioned everytime I have a question, I look at him and he tells me ‘you have to bowl here.. you have to bowl there.’ And I close my eyes and bowl there and get a wicket,” he said.Also Read | MS Dhoni moves up 3 places in ICC ODI rankings after sensational run in AustraliaAlso Read | Brendon McCullum bows out of Big Bash League, eyes coaching career nextAlso Read | India rise to 2nd in ICC ODI rankings after historic series win vs New ZealandAlso See:last_img read more

Mike Gundy reportedly closed Chris Carson with Barry Sanders’ Heisman

first_imgBarry Sanders and his trophy. (via EA Sports)Barry Sanders and his trophy. (via EA Sports)Whenever Kevin Sumlin got to Texas A&M a few years ago he started deploying something called the Swagcopter that he would fly to close down high profile recruits. For a few years it was undefeated. Wherever he took it he got his guy.I’m not sure if it’s still without loss but it was a thing for a while.Apparently Mike Gundy has invented his own Swagcopter and it looks a lot like Barry Sanders’ Heisman Trophy. That was how Gundy closed Chris Carson, according to Robert Allen.https://twitter.com/coachhuddleston/status/563142192869302273This is all the more awesome because I can picture Gundy flying in his private plane and literally buckling in the Heisman next to him.Also, I’m guessing nobody told him about that time Herschel Walker won the Heisman for Georgia? Or maybe Mark Richt couldn’t find it?Either way Barry’s Heisman is now 1-0 — put it on the shelf until it gets dire again, Mike. Also, make sure Barry is OK with you criss-crossing the country with his hardware.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

Nebraska Has A Massive Recruiting Weekend Coming Up

first_img Here is every player expected to make the trip to visit Nebraska football this weekend.This list is subject to change, of course, as other players could make last minute trips. Here’s who we know is expected for the event, as of today.Via the Lincoln Journal Star:QB Peter Costelli – Three-Star – Mission Viejo, CA – Unofficial VisitRB Sevion Morrison – Three-Star – Tulsa, OK – Official VisitWR Ajou Ajou – Three-Star – Brooks, AB (Canada) – Official VisitWR Zavier Betts – Four-Star – Bellevue, NE – Unofficial Visit – NEBRASKA COMMITWR Omar Manning – Three-Star (JuCo) – Lancaster, TX – Official VisitOT Alex Conn – Three-Star – Derby, KS – Unofficial VisitOT Turner Corcoran – Four-Star – Lawrence, KS – Unofficial Visit – NEBRASKA COMMITOLB Choe Bryant-Strother – Three-Star – Norcross, GA – Official VisitOLB Malik Reed – Three-Star – Chandler, AZ – Official VisitDB Tamon Lynum – Three-Star – Orlando, FL – Official VisitNEBRASKA OFFICIAL VISIT JUNE 21st – 23rd #GBR 🌽🔴 pic.twitter.com/MKgeVUSvcx— Chóe Bryant-Strother ²² (@ChoeBryant) June 11, 2019That isn’t the only recruiting action for the school this week either. Linebacker Devyn Curtis, a three-star player from Brentwood Academy in Tennessee, is on campus today.Don’t be surprised to see some serious movement around the Huskers program over the next few days.[Lincoln Journal Star] Shot of the Nebraska Cornhuskers flag.LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 08: The Nebraska Cornhuskers flag after a touchdown against the Colorado Buffaloes at Memorial Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Nebraska is set to host its “Big Red BBQ” this weekend, which will bring a number of commits, as well as Husker recruits, to campus. It is a big opportunity for Scott Frost to add to his recruiting efforts over the next few years.Six players are set for official visits, according to multiple reports. In addition, Nebraska will have some existing commits coming to town, which can’t hurt in its recruiting efforts, as well as some recruits on unofficial.The Huskers currently have three players committed in 2020. The class ranks No. 73 in the country, but it is very early.Nebraska is coming off of a cycle in which it inked the No. 18 class in the country, so I wouldn’t worry much about the rankings yet. This weekend could go a long way towards bolstering the class.last_img read more

Dark residential school memories still pushing many over the edge

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe recent suicide of a 63 year-old elder prompted a group of family members and health care workers to come together to share their pain and give Canada a message: It’s time to helpThey spoke for over an hour, they spoke about the horrors of residential schools, the impact of suicide, the re-victimization by the residential school payout and their hopes for rebuilding their community.last_img

Arrests made following attempted ATM thefts

first_imgA short time later the truck was located in Taylor, B.C.The suspects were seen fleeing on foot from the vehicle and arrested. Police Dog Services assisted in locating the passenger hiding in the grass, near the truck.Constable Chad Neustaeter, of the Fort St. John RCMP, says he was glad that nobody was injured during this incident.Douglas Goodings is facing charges of break and enter, flight from police, assaulting a Peace Officer with a weapon, and two counts of failure to comply with recognizance.  The male passenger was arrested on an outstanding warrant.Goodings is also facing additional charges for another attempted ATM theft which occurred on April 19 at a gas station at the west side of Fort St. John.Goodings remains in custody to attend court at a later date. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – On Sunday, April 20, before 5:00 a.m., Fort St. John RCMP received a report of a suspicious pickup truck with a tow rope hanging over the tailgate leaving a gas station on 96A Street.Police attended the scene and observed a smashed window and a broken ATM that was ripped from the wall.Officers made patrols and located the vehicle which then collided with a police vehicle in an effort to flee. The investigation is continuing and additional charges may follow.last_img read more

Moulay Hichams Expulsion from Tunisia Requested by Saudi Arabia and UAE

Rabat – The French magazine Jeune Afrique has stated that the expulsion of Prince Moulay Hicham from Tunisia was most likely the work of Saudi Arabia and Emirates.The cousin of King Mohammed VI and researcher at Harvard University was due to give a lecture on regional security before he was ordered to leave Tunisian territories on September 8. The Harvard researcher, known for his pro-Arab Spring positions and calls for reforming monarchies in the region, was then flown to Paris on an Air France plane.Given the nature of the cold relationship between the prince and the Moroccan royal palace some media outlets claimed that a request to expel Moulay Hicham had been made by Morocco. However, a source from the Moroccan embassy in Tunisia told Jeune Afrique that the kingdom had never request the expulsion of the prince from any country, and that he has been giving lectures for years.Prince Moulay Hicham, the same source further noted, still holds a Moroccan diplomatic passport and he enters and exits the kingdom, where he has property, as he pleases.Following his deportation to France, the prince accused the Tunisian presidency of being responsible for his deportation, but he admitted to France24 Arabic he could not speculate on the country or countries that might have requested his expulsion.While an adviser to the Tunisian president expressed regret over the incident, a few days ago local authorities opened an investigation was to determine the party that was responsible for the prince’s expulsion.An accusing finger was pointed to the former local minister of interior, Hédi Mejdoub, who is said to still hold influence within the department.Jeune Afrique concluded that the expulsion was most likely urged by Saudi Arabia and the UAE, as the prince was due to give a lecture in Qatar on September 12.Given the ongoing tension between the two Gulf nations and Doha, the lecture might have angered Riyadh and Abu Dhabi, especially that the prince himself is the cousin of Prince Walid Bin Talal. read more

Speaker complains to CID over fake letter

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has filed a complaint with the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) over a fake letter circulating on social media claiming it was sent by him to the Chief Justice.The letter quoted Jayasuriya as requesting the opinion of the Chief Justice on if President Maithripala Sirisena was in a situation where he could not exercise, perform and discharge the powers, duties and functions of his office. Jayasuriya said he had never sent such a letter and has requested the CID to investigate the fake letter. (Colombo Gazette)

Stocks to face pressure from slowing economic conditions eurozone turmoil

TORONTO – The Toronto stock market looks set for another tepid showing this week with buyers discouraged by data showing further deterioration in economic conditions and rising uncertainty from the eurozone.Market performance is also starting to look eerily similar to 2010 and 2011 when indexes started off strong, only to flag part way through the year.The Toronto market ended last week down another 1.48 per cent. That left the main index down 2.17 per cent from where it started the year, when traders were pleasantly surprised at a run of economic data that came in better than expected, including American job growth that was finally exceeding 200,000 jobs a month.“I think part of the problem is that people got carried away (earlier this year),” said John Johnston, chief strategist at Davis Rea Ltd.“We had a big runup in the markets as economic data surprised on the upside because expectations were too low last October, November. And then expectations came roaring back and we heard people on TV for weeks saying how wonderful everything was getting, same thing they said in 2010, 2011.”Another indication that things are less than wonderful came in on Friday when China released data showing that industrial production rose 9.3 per cent from a year earlier in April, slowing from a nearly 12 per cent increase in March.Markets are getting increasingly hopeful that the U.S. Federal Reserve will ride to the rescue again with a third round of economic stimulus known as quantitative easing. This involves the central bank printing money in order to buy bonds, which helps keep interest rates low and encourages people to buy equities.But Johnston notes that the Fed is going to need more bad data in order to justify another round of easing.“The data will ultimately force the Fed to do that,” he said, but it’s not going to be a matter of the central bank doing so just because the market thinks it’s time to provide another round of stimulus.“In a toxic political environment, it’s going to need clear evidence because (Fed chairman Ben) Bernanke will have to sit down in front of those Republicans and say, ‘we were justified in doing this’. The data will have to be weak enough to create some good anxiety and I don’t know that we are there yet.”The latest round of eurozone turmoil will also weigh on markets this week as it looks increasingly likely that Greece will be forced into another round of elections. Greeks went to the polls May 6 but no party emerged with the strength to form a government.Last-ditch efforts by President Karolos Papoulias to broker a deal between wrangling party leaders ended with no deal in sight late Sunday. State television said talks would continue Monday evening between the heads of the parties that came in the top three spots in the elections.The uncertainty surrounding the debt-plagued country also helped depress commodity prices last week as traders avoided riskier assets and piled into the safe haven status of U.S. Treasuries.It’s now expected that Greeks will have to return to the polls next month. But at the same time, analysts are suggesting that events are accelerating and Greece will ultimately be forced out of the eurozone.Gavin Graham, president of Gavin Investment Strategy, notes that two-thirds of the Greek electorate voted for parties that didn’t vote for the austerity programs that have enabled the country to survive on a series of bailouts.And there seems to be a growing realization that the tough medicine prescribed to Greece hasn’t worked.“Fact is, even after stiffing the bondholders 75 per cent, even after shrinking the economy five per cent and rampant austerity and high unemployment, it’s not working,” Graham said.“The resolution is that Greece and the Club Med countries leave the euro. That’s become the conventional wisdom that the moment Greece goes you have Portugal, Ireland and Spain and probably Italy as well.”On the economic front, traders will take in the latest inflation data from Canada and the U.S.In Canada, economists look for price pressures to ease in Friday’s inflation report despite rising gasoline and home prices, which were up 0.3 per cent in April following a 0.4 per cent gain in March.The American Consumer Price Index is expected to climb 0.1 per cent in April after rising 0.3 per cent in March as gasoline price increases moderate.Also in Canada, the March read on manufacturing sales will be released on Wednesday. Economists expect sales to rise by 0.3 per cent following a similar-sized decline in February, reflecting a slide in exports for a third month in a row.Traders will also look at the latest gauge of the health of the U.S. economy when April retail sales are released Tuesday. Those sales likely rose a by a modest 0.2 per cent in April, the smallest gain so far in 2012. by News Staff Posted May 13, 2012 7:26 pm MDT Stocks to face pressure from slowing economic conditions, eurozone turmoil read more

RioCarb applies benefits of CrC to its pipe range

first_imgIn addition to liner plates, wear specialist solutions provider Rio-Carb also manufactures a range of Chromium Carbide (CrC) internally hard-faced pipes, from 100 mm diameter and above. The pipes are available in two sizes: 10 mm (4 mm CrC on a 6 mm mild steel), and 12 mm (6 mm CrC on a 6 mm mild steel base). “We have opted for CrC in our pipe range due to the fact that it is more resistant than ceramics, and also longer-lasting than rubber,” Rio-Carb Product Development Manager Luis Garcia explains.The pipes are available in 3 m lengths, in bends, T-shapes and straight pieces. They can be supplied loose, or with fitted flanges according to customer requirements. The CrC cannot chip off, in addition to being easily weldable on the outside. The CrC pipe range from Rio-Carb is ideal for abrasive materials such as slurries in mining. It can withstand heat of up to 600°C, and can be rolled, studded, holed and fabricated.Managing Director Colin Maine points out that the CrC pipe range is an example of the ongoing product development that exemplifies Rio-Carb. “What keeps us ahead of the competition is our emphasis on constant development, in addition to our quality and service. All of our procedures are in accordance with international American Welding Society (AWS) standards.”The OEM has just invested in a new CRM system, as well as achieving ISO 9001 accreditation, all as it celebrates its 35th anniversary this year. “Our extensive experience in wear linings means we can often detect a problem before the engineers can,” Garcia adds. Rio-Carb says it prides itself on being proactive in assisting its customers to develop ideal solutions for specific applications or industry-related problems.“We sit and engage with our customers in order to meet their needs, often at the drawing-office level. Apart from CrC being such a unique product, its benefits are dependent on efficient design and welding, taking into account factors such as low-slip angles, long life, and minimum downtime,” Garcia concludes.last_img read more

Provident Cup 2014 First Hungarian win – Polish domination over Jicha and

In the Round 2 of the Provident Cup 2014 in Hungary host team beat Belarus 31:28 (17:11). Gabor Csaszar was the TOP scorer for domestic team with 8 goals while Sergei Rutenka scored 11.In the second match Poland beat Czech Republic 31:23.Round 1:Hungary – Czech Republic 28:29Belarus – Poland 29:28 ← Previous Story “Four nations” 2014: Austria beat Germany, Iceland wins against Russia! Next Story → Serbs too strong for a “former brothers”

The 5 at 5 Monday

first_imgEVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you up to speed with the five things you should know as you head out the door.1. #ABORTION: The Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children is currently sitting for day two of three days of public hearings on the government’s proposed new legislation on abortion, following its publication of the heads of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013. Today’s proceedings has been hearing from a number of psychiatrists and perinatal psychiatrists throughout the day – follow TheJournal.ie‘s liveblog until 7.45pm to keep up to date with the proceedings.2. #PENALTY POINTS: Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has made his first public comments today in the ongoing row over Deputy Mick Wallace and penalty points. Shatter said he was told at a garda briefing on road traffic offences that Wallace benefited from garda discretion after being found driving while using a mobile phone – and said that while he did not suggest Wallace had done something improper, he did take issue with Wallace making “the case that the gardaí are acting unlawfully” by using discretion.3. #SUICIDE: A newly released report on suicide has revealed that up to 50 per cent of under-18 suicide deaths may be part of couplets or clusters. The report, ‘Suicide in Modern Ireland’, launched at the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland today, looked at the experiences of 104 families affected by suicide – and that 66 per cent of families reported a negative experience when dealing with health services in relation to the problem.4. #WELFARE: A record number of new complaints were dealt with by the Data Protection Commissioner last year, with 1,349 new complaints being processed. Amongst the investigations was a probe of the public sector’s information system (INFOSYS) during which “serious abuse” was detected in terms of inappropriate employee access. Data Protection Commissioner Billy Hawkes said there had been “a worrying degree of inappropriate access to INFOSYS by state employees”, revealing that one HSE employee had even searched the social welfare records of their son’s girlfriend.5. #MURDER: Gardaí have issued an appeal for public assistance as they begin attempts to trace the killers of Alan Desmond. The body of the 37-year-old was found by children in a field near Killinarden Hill in Tallaght last Saturday night. Gardaí are now seeking anyone who may have seen, spoken or engaged with Desmond between the last time he was seen and last Saturday.last_img read more

La Trobe announces head of Greek Centre

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram La Trobe University announced that Professor Chris Mackie from Melbourne University will head the new Research Centre for Greek Studies.The new Centre will replace the former National Centre for Hellenic Studies and Research also known from its Greek acronym EKEME, that was closed down at the end of 2008. Professor Mackie is currently the Director of the Centre for Classics and Archaelogy in Melbourne University. Professor Mackie talked exclusively to Neos Kosmos English Edition (NKEE) about his initial priorities as the new Director. “The first thing to do is to pull together all the different strands of Greek studies at La Trobe and begin engaging with the Greek community and restoring those links,” Professor Mackie said. His impressive research credentials include among other things the Homeric Epics, Greek mythology and the reception of Classical antiquity in modern times with particular reference to the attitude towards the Classics before, during, and after the Great War, focusing on the Gallipoli campaign of 1915. When asked if the new Centre will concentrate more on his research interests in Ancient Greek studies as opposed to Modern Greek, Professor Mackie was emphatic that both disciplines will be given equal footing.“The Greek language and Greek culture has a continuity from antiquity all the way through contemporary Greek and I think that the best model for Greek studies is to try to bring this continuity to the full,” he underscored. Professor Mackie further argued that there are programs in other renowned universities around the world such as Kings College in London and Princeton University in the U.S. that do exactly this. The Vice-Chancellor of La Trobe, Professor reiterated the University’s dedication to the success of the new Centre. “The establishment of the Research Centre affirms La Trobe University’s long-standing strong commitment to this key area of research. The integration of the Centre within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences will promote multidisciplinary research in topics related to Greece, its modern history and the study of Greek Diaspora around the world, and will link the teaching of the Greek language to wider Greek study programs and research.” La Trobe’s Vice-Chancellor stressed that the appointment of Professor Mackie will facilitate the initiation of programs to extend Greek studies at the University that will also increase higher education access for students from the Greek community. Professor Johnson acknowledged that volunteers and donors from the Greek community contributed enormously with their time and money to the establishment of La Trobe’s Hellenic programs and expressed the hope of continuing this relationship. “We look forward to continuing to engage the Greek community in developing these programs, in enhancing international student mobility programs with Greece, and in the furthering of research into Greek issues of importance to the community.”last_img read more

Vamvakinou calls Australia to recognise the State of Palestine

first_imgFederal Member for Calwell Maria Vamvakinou tabled a motion in the Australian Parliament to recognise the 29th UN International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, and 2014 as the UN Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian people. In her speech, Ms Vamvakinou said the time had come for the Australian parliament recognise the State of Palestine and vote yes at the UN for Palestinian Statehood. “I want to remind the House it has been 67 years since the partition of Palestine and the occupation which continues until today. An occupation that is devastating, demoralising and damaging for all involved,” Ms Vamvakinou said.She said Australia must now recognise the State of Palestine and Australia must vote yes at the UN for Palestinian Statehood. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Update on Dangerous Joaquin

first_img Atlantic Hurricane Season over; takes 88 lives, costs $590 million Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:hurricane joaquin Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 02 Oct 2015 – Hurricane Joaquin, according to the Bahamas Forecast office Joaquin is an extremely dangerous category four hurricane which continues to cause Hurricane and Tropical Storm warnings to be in effect for The Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands. Louis Bacon’s Moore Bahamas Foundation Announces Donation To Rotary Club Of The Bahamas For Relief Efforts In The Bahamas North to Middle Caicos Causeway behind schedule; residents concerned over Joaquin floodinglast_img

Soy Growers to EPA Turn Up the Volume

first_imgSoy Growers to EPA: Turn Up the Volume  This week, on behalf of the American Soybean Association (ASA), ASA board member and Michigan soybean grower Matt Stutzman delivered a statement at the EPA RFS hearing in Michigan. In his statement he applauded the EPA’s proposed growth in volumes, and reiterated that we have the production capacity and feedstock to reasonably achieve even further growth, now and in the coming years. Read more here.Background:On June 26 the EPA released their proposed RFS volumes for 2019-20. The proposal calls for 2.43 billion gallons of biomass-based diesel for 2020, which is a 330 million gallon increase over the 2019 levels. For total Advanced Biofuels, an overall category to which biodiesel also qualifies, EPA proposed 4.88 billion gallons for 2019, a 590 million gallon increase over 2018 levels.Next Steps:In the coming weeks ASA will send out sample written comments for states to submit to EPA, in addition to ASA’s own written comments. All written comments are due by Aug. 17.last_img read more

Thousands lose power as storm plows into Northwest

first_imgSEATTLE — Thousands of residents in the Northwest lost power Saturday as a blustery November storm rolled through the region.Puget Sound Energy said Saturday morning that more than 10,000 customers were without power in various parts of western Washington. The utility said strong winds were taking down branches and trees, triggering the outages. Seattle City Light reported outages affecting about 36,000 customers.High winds also closed the state Route 520 bridge that links Seattle to its eastern suburbs, the Washington state Department of Transportation said.The National Weather Service issued a wind warning for much of Saturday covering coastal areas in Washington and Oregon. Forecasters said wind gusts could be up to 65 mph. Slightly weaker winds were expected in areas like Seattle to the mountains.Johnny Burg, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said equipment on Destruction Island off the western Washington coast recorded a peak gust of 72 mph on Saturday morning. Burg said the storm was not unusual for this time of year in the Northwest.“We’re getting some pretty good winds, but nothing catastrophic right now,” Burg said. “We’re not looking for any big, widespread destruction.”Burg said forecasters had been watching for a slight risk of flooding, but they don’t expect that to be an issue anymore. About half an inch of rain was expected at lower elevations.As the storm moves through, elevations above 2,500 feet were expected to get more than half an inch of snow.last_img read more