Deposits Before Withdrawals

first_imgEvery couple of weeks, an author sends me a note to ask if they can send me their book. I love books, and I love reading (which are not the same thing), but I have slowed my reading now, deciding that going deep is better right now. I am a book a month, not a book a week. Not that it matters.The authors that write me notes don’t really want me to read their books. What they really want is for me to promote their book on this blog, my YouTube channel, or the podcast. There are generally two problems here.First, it is very hard to promote someone’s book when they haven’t done the work to build their own platform. If you haven’t built a following by writing a blog, building a network on LinkedIn, developed a following on Twitter and Instagram, and built a mailing list, then it is going to be very difficult to promote and sell your book—even with help from people with bigger audiences.This strategy is exactly backward. Instead of writing a book, you should write blog posts and publish on LinkedIn and Medium and other platforms that allow you to build your audience. A book used to be what you used to build a platform. Now you write the book so you can provide it to your existing platform.Second, this strategy is exactly backward in another way, and that is “the ask.” One of the primary ways community works is that you create value before trying to claim any. The best way to ask people to help you promote your thing is to first ask them to promote their thing. You pay it forward, making deposits in the relationship account in excess of your ask.Make deposits and make it easy for someone to say “yes.” Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Rollins takes pride in indie origin, eyes Lesnar, Styles bouts

first_img‘Coming Home For Christmas’ is the holiday movie you’ve been waiting for, here’s why “I think it took the WWE a while to recognize that the indies produce a better talent. It’s the experience, knowing that you have to make things on your own, going to places, and wrestling all over the world, which makes us stand out,” the Architect told“Obviously, the WWE developmental circuit produces its own set of talent, but the thing is you just learn one style there. Nothing compares to the experience you gain from the indies, knowing the different styles around the world, and you see that with the current talent, with AJ Styles, Finn Balor, Dean Ambrose, Samoa Joe. The landscape has really changed and it’s good to see guys who have been grinding for 10 to 12 years in the indies to where they are right now.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingRollins also admitted that this shift in mentality has made him appreciate his current program with Samoa Joe more, knowing that guys like them who made their names in numerous independent promotions somehow find themselves at a crossroads anew, this time with the WWE.“Joe is incredible and it’s always good to have a program with someone you’ve known for a long time,” he said. “To be honest, I took a wrestling camp with Joe when I was still 17 years old. It’s a time before I even started having things to do with wrestling and it’s nice to know that after a long time, we’re in a position where we are right now. It’s a good feather in the cap recounting that we had that bond even before we started in the business.” MOST READ South Korea to suspend 25% of coal plants to fight pollution Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend LOOK: Vhong Navarro’s romantic posts spark speculations he’s marrying longtime GF Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games “I think I’ll be able to handle him and come out on top, as otherworldly as that sounds. Yeah, I think I’ll definitely come out on top,” he said.But if that opportunity doesn’t come sooner or later, Rollins has one opponent in mind that he wants to face off against.“AJ Styles,” he quipped. “We haven’t had a match in 10 years and it will be very interesting to have a match with him, hopefully, that happens soon. The brand split has kind of threw a wrench on us, but hopefully, soon.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next More than 5,000 measles deaths in DR Congo this year — WHO LATEST STORIEScenter_img Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes SEA Games: PH beats Indonesia, enters gold medal round in polo Lakers win 9th straight, hold off Pelicans Seth Rollins. Photo by Sherwin Vardeleon/ INQUIRERLooking back, Seth Rollins could only laugh seeing how far he and his fellow independent wrestlers have gone in their careers.Selling out smaller venues in the past, this batch from the indies have solidified themselves as surefire crowd drawers and emerged as the cornerstones in today’s WWE programming.ADVERTISEMENT However, despite their deep connection with their backgrounds, Rollins made it clear that there’s a reason why he is “The Man,” and he wants to prove it, expressing his desire to get his shot at the Universal Champion Brock Lesnar soon.“Truth be told, we’re all biding time. Me, Joe, Roman (Reigns), Braun (Strowman), Dean,” he said, rattling off names of possible challengers to Raw’s flagship title.Rollins will have a chance to get closer in getting that crack as he was named as a part of the number one contender’s fatal-5-way match at Extreme Rules, where he will face off against Joe, Balor, Reigns, and Bray Wyatt.The Kingslayer also didn’t shy away from calling out the Beast Incarnate, saying, “With Brock, it’s a double-edged sword. Obviously, Brock brings prestige to the title, but he’s not here often. Brock is a selfish individual and he works in his own realm, in his own schedule. He shows up when he wants to, so we all work in Brock’s schedule.”Exuding confidence, there’s no doubt in Rollins’ mind who will come out on top once he gets his chance at Lesnar.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Alas downplays run-in with ‘good friend’ Abueva View commentslast_img read more

Mohammeden Sporting to take on Rainbow Athletic

first_imgKolkata, Jul 12 (PTI) Mohammedan Sporting Club will take on fellow Calcutta Premier Division outfit Rainbow Athletic Club in their first pre-season game at Kalyani Stadium here tomorrow. It will be Biswajit Bhattacharyas first game in charge after making a return to the helm of 126-year-old club for the first time since 2008-09. Mohammedan SC are currently in Kalyani for a residential training camp. The Black Panthers began training sessions at club ground on June 30 before heading to Kalyani two days back. The team has been bolstered by the signing of former India striker Manandeep Singh. PTI TAP AT ATlast_img read more

WAGs not allowed to accompany Team India players for first 20 days of World Cup 2019

first_imgThe Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has finalized the travel policy of WAGs (wives and girlfriends of players) for the upcoming Cricket World Cup in England. It’s now clear that the players’ immediate families will not be spending more than fifteen days with them during the course of the month-and-a-half-long world event.India Today can confirm that for the first twenty days, from the time Team India leaves for UK, players won’t have their WAGs’ company. Subsequently families can come over for fifteen days when feasible after the first 20 days of the tournament.India captain Virat Kohli had earlier sought BCCI permission to allow WAGs to be with the players any time during the course of the World Cup. But now he too is in agreement with the new policy laid down for the World Cup.”The top team management has discussed about this 15-day provision and are on the same page on this arrangement,” a BCCI official confirmed.The Indian team will be leaving for English shores on May 22 and would be past their preparation phase and would have finished playing two league games before the WAGs can join their partners.It’s also been decided that the accompanying WAGs will not travel in the team bus but in a separate bus or private transport as they desire. All the players will be travelling together in the team bus and not with their partners during internal tour travel unlike the last India tour of England.More than half the Indian side picked for the World Cup is married and WAGs have been travelling with the players on overseas tours as per the BCCI’s past rules.advertisementOpinion stands divided if the presence of the wives and partners on tour adds more value to the performance of the players or works as a distraction. But skipper Kohli, who is married to Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma, has been vocal about how her presence has helped his cricket.Speaking with teammate AB De Villiers for, Kohli recently said, “That (marriage) has been the most strong factor in my life to change the way I was. Before, I was too intense in life. She (Anushka Sharma) always keeps me motivated, positive and we spend quality time with each other and get away from the game.”Also Read | WAGs: The great debate in Indian cricketAlso Read | BCCI likely to allow ‘family periods’ for WAGs on tours after Virat Kohli’s requestAlso Read | BCCI still undecided on Virat Kohli’s request to allow WAGs on toursAlso Read | Kohli wants WAGS on tour; Gambhir says works for some players, not for otherslast_img read more

The Video Round Up: March 5th 2016

first_imgThe Video Round Up is a new series highlighting videos and multimedia content that caught our eyes. Getting stoked on travel, good food, and extreme sports is best when shared with friends, so we’ll be posting a bi-weekly series on our favorite videos we find from every corner of the web. Have a tip or some awesome footage? Shoot an email to support@themanual.comDiamondback Level LinkIt’s no secret that we’re fans of Diamondback, especially after rolling one of their fat bikes all winter. This past week they launched their new full-suspension mountain technology, Level Link. Utilizing a unique geometry that stacks the suspension pivot points above the bottom bracket, it isolates pedal movement so you’ll be more efficient on the uphill. Of course that means more time ripping downhill singletrack. Look for the Catch and Release models to hit the market soon.Howler Brothers Spring 2016 CollectionHow many times have you slammed your office door and planned a tropical getaway, only to push it off to “next year”? Whether you’re finally getting packed for that Costa Rican surf trip, or just heading to the closet lake to sling a few flies after work, the new spring line up from Howler Brothers is your ticket off the beaten path. If we had to pick just one piece, it would definitely be the Waterman’s Work Short. From cleaning fish dockside to firing up the grill on your tailgate, these are the perfect summer shorts.Mark Healey: Free To MovePro Surfer Mark Healey doesn’t work out like the rest of us. A rough day in the gym for him might include getting absolutely hammered by huge waves, or free diving to tag hammerhead sharks. However, when all the hard work pays off, sending a monster sixty foot wave at world famous surf break, Jaws, it’s easy to see why he is so dedicated.Barton Perreira FactoryFor twenty-five years the team at Bill Barton has built relationships with high quality Japanese eyeglass frame makers. In 2007, when he and Patty Perreira launched Barton Perreira, that eye for quality and style naturally progressed to near perfection. If you’re not entirely convinced, this behind the scenes look at their production process demonstrates their commitment to pursuing excellence. Editors’ Recommendations The Mission Workshop Khyte Sets a New Standard for Messenger Bags Tattoo Ideas for Men (For When You Have No Idea) How to Shave With a Straight Razor Airbnb Wants to Send You to Antarctica on Sabbatical The World’s 12 Most Grueling and Insane Endurance Raceslast_img read more

3 Best Hotels for a Unique Getaway to Zihuatanejo, Mexico

first_img Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App Cancun, Cozumel, Cabo San Lucas — Mexico’s best-known tourist destinations start to feel interchangeable. Ixtapa is no different. As a government-planned resort town, its towering resorts and chain restaurants popped up almost overnight. Over the decades, some  — but not too much — of that hustle and tourist traffic spilled over into the neighboring fishing village of Zihuatanejo, Mexico, just four miles away. But, Zihua — as it’s affectionately known to locals — never lost its authentic Mexican appeal. Zihua technically ranks as a “resort town,” don’t let that moniker dissuade you. There’s a reason Andy Dufresne was hip to its allure even back in 1994. Zihua offers some of the country’s most laid-back hotels and sleepy, small town vibes that deftly balance the needs of tourists with the feel of old-world Mexico. There’s no shortage of unique hotels in the area — here are our top three picks.Viceroy ZihuatanejoImage Courtesy of Viceroy Hotels and ResortsIf “only the best will do,” look no further than Viceroy Zihuatanejo — it’s Zihua’s undisputed boutique experience. Against a backdrop of no-frills beach hotels and backpacker hostels, the already luxurious property feels like Xanadu. On the surface, there’s a golf-course-like polish to the sprawling and immaculately landscaped grounds. However, the traditional Mexican architecture and uniquely designed rooms give it a flavor and charm that’s a departure from the cookie-cutter resorts of Ixtapa. Every room offers a well-stocked minibar, flat-screen TV, and private balcony (some with ocean views); suites boast private plunge pools. The real star is the long list of amenities: three pools, a Moroccan-inspired spa, and two beautiful, open-air, beachfront restaurants. It doesn’t hurt that Viceroy is also situated on a semi-private slice of Mexico’s longest beach. Keep in mind that hurricane season runs during the summer through the end of November on the Pacific coast; Viceroy currently isn’t accepting reservations (and we suggest factoring in the weather when planning your coastal vacation).Amuleto 9 Best Spirits For Spiked Apple Cider outdoor shower @amuletophoto: Reinaldo Coser由 Amuleto – A Boutique Hotel 发布于 2016年7月13日Tucked on a quiet, residential hillside high above Zihuatanejo Bay, Amuleto is a pitch-perfect example of honeymoon-worthy lodging. It’s difficult to imagine you or your significant other wanting for anything here. Every square foot of this tiny inn is uniquely designed with rustic, traditional materials and methods. Thatch roofs, freeform stone walls, and plenty of intentionally overgrown landscaping all provide an intimate atmosphere where it’s easy — and welcome — to feel blissfully lost. All six rooms intentionally omit televisions and alarm clocks (don’t worry, you won’t miss them). Essential creature comforts, like well-stocked minibars, air-conditioning, and free Wi-Fi, are standard in every room. Suite upgrades include outdoor garden showers and wide balconies with private plunge pools overlooking the beaches of La Ropa and Las Gatas. The best part? The sunset views from everywhere on the property are literally breathtaking.La Casa Que CantaImage Courtesy of La Casa Que CantaLike Amuleto, La Casa Que Canta (Spanish for “the house that sings”) sits high above La Ropa Beach with stunning bay vistas. That the grounds are tucked neatly into a hillside means there are plenty of hidden nooks and private corners to steal away to for an hour or two. All 25 suites boast contemporary Mexican decor and ocean-side terraces (some with private plunge pools), with not a TV to be found anywhere. The two pools — one upper infinity pool and a second of the saltwater variety — provide sunset views every evening. The outdoor terrace at the on-site restaurant, Mar y Cielo (“sea and sky”), is a destination in its own right. The three-course, prix fixe menu is among the best in Zihua and focuses on locally sourced seafood (which was likely to have been swimming in the Pacific Ocean mere hours before it arrived on your plate). Given all of the above, it’s no surprise Travel + Leisure readers voted the hotel the “No. 1 World’s Most Romantic” in 2016. Editors’ Recommendations center_img Sip On the Original Stormtrooper Beer While You Wait for the Next Star Wars Movie Deep Sleep: The World’s Most Incredible Underwater Hotel Rooms The Best American Ginlast_img read more

Prosafe Wins Contract Extensions for Three …

first_img Print  Close My location Prosafe, October 2, 2013 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 zoom Prosafe and Elf Exploration UK Ltd have agreed an extension to the firm period for the provision of the Safe Bristolia accommodation support vessel at the Elgin-Franklin Facility in the British sector of the North Sea.The duration or the firm extension period is 61 days commencing mid-October 2013. Total value of the firm extension period is approximately USD 15.9 million. In addition, Prosafe has granted Elf Exploration a 14-day option.A/S Norske Shell has exercised the two-week option for Regalia at the Draugen Topside Campaign Project offshore Norway, extending operations until 10 November. Total value of the two-week option is approximately USD 5 million.Cotemar group has confirmed that Safe Lancia has been awarded a contract extension until mid-October.last_img read more

ABS Classes Worlds First VLEC

first_imgImage Courtesy: Samsung Heavy IndustriesClassification society American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has classed the recently delivered Ethane Crystal, the world’s first Very Large Ethane Carrier (VLEC) owned by Mumbai-based Reliance Industries Limited (Reliance).The Ethane Crystal was delivered to Japanese shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) from South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) on November 9, 2016.The 57,494 dwt Ethane Crystal is the first in a series of six VLECs ordered by Reliance from SHI in July 2014. On behalf of Reliance, MOL will operate and manage the six ships.The classification society said that the Ethane Crystal is the first of the six VLECs to be delivered with ABS Class through 2017.The liquefied gas carrier is able to carry cargoes such as ethane and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).With an 87,000 cbm cargo carrying capacity, the vessel is the first of its kind to be constructed with a specially designed GTT Mark III membrane cargo containment system.ABS said the vessel represents a significant step up from the largest ethane carriers delivered to date – the 37,000 cbm ABS-classed Navigator Aurora and Navigator Eclipse.“ABS is proud to have been chosen to class this vessel and to be included as a trusted technical advisor, working alongside the owners, shipyard, designer and port and flag state teams to advance safety throughout the development of the world’s largest, purpose-built ethane carrier,” Christopher J. Wiernicki, ABS Chairman, President and CEO, said. Demand for this vessel and others currently on order is driven by the surplus of ethane produced as a byproduct of shale oil and gas in North America, according to ABS.The Ethane Crystal is intended for trade routes between North America and India, carrying ethane that will be used as feedstock for petrochemical production.last_img read more

Hunger funding deficit threatens survival of millions in Horn of Africa warns

9 June 2009A deadly mix of persistent drought, conflict and the high cost of food are again threatening millions of lives in the Horn of Africa, with the global financial crisis intensifying the danger and desperation across the region, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warned today. A deadly mix of persistent drought, conflict and the high cost of food are again threatening millions of lives in the Horn of Africa, with the global financial crisis intensifying the danger and desperation across the region, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warned today.Already short on funding, WFP is feeding over 17 million people in the East African region, with numbers expected to rise in Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia, northern Uganda and Djibouti in the coming months.“We are knocking on the door of a major regional crisis,” said Ramiro Lopes da Silva, WFP’s Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa. “Millions of people across the region are seeing their lives spiral steadily downwards as this frightening confluence of factors – all beyond their control – pushes them closer to destitution,” stressed Mr. Lopes da Silva. On top of the mounting humanitarian crisis, WFP is suffering a funding shortfall of almost $450 million needed to continue feeding the hungry in the region for the next six months. Urging donors to step forward quickly and generously before it is too late, Mr. Lopes da Silva said that WFP have reached millions by using “our limited resources intelligently and creatively, but there is no disguising the worrying gaps in our budget for our operations in the Horn.”WFP said that humanitarian assistance is vital for people who are struggling to survive as they sell off assets in a bid to pull through the successive years of drought and conflict, combined with the high price of food on local markets. read more

Every two seconds a baby is born in a conflict zone –

“Can there be a worse start in life?” asked UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake in a news release, appealing to the world to translate promises made in historic agreements over the past year into action to benefit the most vulnerable children in 2016.“The final months of 2015 have seen the world come together around tackling climate change and a new global development agenda. These ambitious agreements present a huge opportunity if we can translate our promises into action for the most vulnerable children,” he said.“If we address the reasons so many families feel the need to uproot themselves and their children from their homes – by resolving conflict, by addressing climate change, by expanding opportunity, we can make 2016 a year of hope for millions – not a year of despair,” emphasized the UNICEF chief.UNICEF said that in conflict-affected countries such as Afghanistan, the Central African Republic, Iraq, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen, or on perilous journeys to escape fighting, newborn children and their mothers face enormous risks.Pregnant mothers are in danger of giving birth without medical help and in unsanitary conditions, and their children are more likely to die before they reach their fifth birthdays and to experience extreme – or ‘toxic; – stress, which can inhibit their long-term emotional and cognitive development, it said.“Every two seconds, a newborn takes its first breath in the midst of conflict, often in terrifying circumstances and without access to medical care,” Mr. Lake said. “Too many children are now starting their lives in extreme circumstances – from conflict to natural disasters, poverty, disease or malnutrition.”And in addition to conflict and poverty, UNICEF noted the effects of climate change and lack of opportunity are making children increasingly vulnerable and have pushed millions on dangerous journeys away from their homes. UNICEF also noted: More than 200,000 children applied for asylum in European Union countries in the first nine months of 2015, adding to the 30 million children across the globe forced from their homes by 2014 due to war, violence and persecution. More people are displaced now than at any moment since World War; More than a quarter of a billion children – or 1 in 9 – live in countries and areas in conflict and face enormous obstacles to their health, education and well-being; More than half a billion children live in areas where floods are extremely common and nearly 160 million live in high or extremely high drought severity zones; and Children represent almost half of all people living in extreme poverty although they make up roughly a third of the world’s population. read more

4 players ejected from Ole MissMiss St Egg Bowl after fight

OXFORD, Miss. — Four players were ejected from the Egg Bowl between Mississippi and Mississippi State after a fight at the end of the third quarter.Ole Miss appeared to score a touchdown on the final play of the period when A.J. Brown crossed the goal line. Players started shoving immediately after the play, and the fight spilled over across the end zone with several punches thrown. Both benches emptied onto the field before order was restored.Brown’s touchdown was called back because time had expired in the third quarter. No. 22 Mississippi State was leading 28-3 at the end of the period.Every player on both teams received an unsportsmanlike penalty. Mississippi State’s Willie Gay Jr., Jamal Peters and Cameron Dantzler, and Ole Miss’ C.J. Moore, were ejected. Gay was ejected because he already had one unsportsmanlike penalty earlier in the game.___More AP college football: and .David Brandt, The Associated Press read more

Tulane bowl hopes hinge on win against struggling Navy

NEW ORLEANS — One year after coming up a yard short of bowl eligibility, Tulane aims to avoid cutting it so close this time.The Green Wave (5-6, 4-3 AAC) needs a victory over visiting Navy (3-8, 2-5) on Saturday to reach the six-victory plateau, which would virtually assure Tulane its first bowl bid since the 2013 season and only its third since 2002.“We’ve increased our conference wins. Getting to a bowl game would be big for us,” third-year Tulane coach Willie Fritz said.Tulane ended last season just short of the goal line as time expired in a wild 41-38 loss at SMU which doomed Tulane to a 5-7 record and a fourth straight campaign with no post-season. So returning players are no stranger to the scenario they face against the Midshipmen.“Our guys brought outstanding effort last year in that particular game and just came up short,” Fritz said. “We know what’s at stake. I think all the guys understand that.”Although Navy is having a down year, it snapped a seven-game skid with a 37-29 win over Tulsa in which senior quarterback Zach Abey rushed for 128 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries. Navy amassed 389 yards on the ground in the game.“It was a great feeling,” fullback Anthony Gargiulo said. “The offence has been a little rough here and there throughout the year, just with wrong steps, trying to figure out positions for certain guys, but it felt good to just feel like everything clicked.”The Midshipmen, who run an option offence and don’t pass much, lead the AAC in rushing with 304.6 yards per game. Navy slotback Malcolm Perry reached 1,000 yards for the season last weekend, his second straight season hitting that mark.“We need to play physical,” Fritz said. “They’re a very, very, very physical football team. We’ve got to come out and answer that physicality from the get-go.”Some things to know about Navy and Tulane:ROAD WOESNavy has yet to win on the road this season, having dropped 11 straight games played away from Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Navy’s last road victory was a 31-21 triumph at Tulsa on Sept. 30, 2017. Navy has played in New Orleans 11 times in program history, going 2-8-1. But the last time Navy played at Tulane in 2016, the Midshipmen won, 21-14.TIME OF POSSESSION: With Navy keeping the ball on the ground, opponents tend to have fewer possessions than usual. So Fritz is emphasizing the importance of efficiency when his team has the ball.“Normally we have right around 13 possessions in a game. They’re around nine to 10,” Fritz said. “You’ve got to take advantage when you have the ball. You’ve got to do a really good job in the kicking game where they’ve got to go long distances so you can give up some first downs, get a stop and they’re still having to punt the football. Once they cross midfield, they’re almost in four-down situations.”AERIAL AVERSIONNavy ranks last out of 129 Football Bowl Subdivision teams in passing. The Midshipmen are averaging just 60.2 yards per game, or 20 yards behind 128th-ranked Georgia Southern. The Midshipmen have completed four passes or less in eight of 11 games and are only 1-of-4 passing for 15 yards in their past two games combined.WAVE RUNNERSTulane’s running back tandem of Darius Bradwell and Corey Dauphine have combined for more than 1,658 yards from scrimmage, with both averaging better than 6 yards per carry. Bradwell, who has averaged 6.1 yards per rush and scored nine TDs, needs 82 yards to reach 1,000 this season. Dauphine has 740 yards and seven touchdowns rushing, averaging 6.7 yards per carry.___More AP college football: and Martel, The Associated Press read more

Are sweets at the checkout your downfall

first_img52 per cent of parents found it hard to get their children to eat healthily due to the amount of snacks at supermarket checkouts, with most of them (68 per cent) pestered by their children for chocolates at checkout.Lidl has 130 stores in Ireland and there have been calls for them to bring in the same system here.Fine Gael Dublin Senator, Catherine Noone, has not only called for Lidl to bring in the ban but she’s calling on all supermarkets to take a stand.I would call on other supermarket chains to follow this lead and consider doing the same. Self-regulation could go a long way in this field and, with one in four schoolchildren now classified as overweight or obese, it’s clear that this is a problem that we cannot ignore. WE’VE ALL BEEN there, you’ve managed to get through your shop picking relatively healthy options.You look with pride at your trolley stuffed with fruit, veg and salad and then you wait at the checkout …and find yourself slipping all sorts of goodies in your once-wholesome stash.Well, Lidl customers in the UK will no longer have the seducing sweets laid out in front of them at the checkout.The supermarket chain has announced it will ban sweets at the counters and replace them with healthy snacks.According to the supermarket’s figures published in the Huffington Post: We’ve asked Lidl for a comment on whether the ban will be coming into Irish stores but they haven’t got back to us at this stage. So your treats are safe for now…but your New Year’s resolutions are not!Have your say in the comments box below. Do we need the sweets to be put away or should we be able to decide for ourselves if we want a sweet snack?How (and why) families affect childhood obesity>‘She’s a totally different child’: Mother hails success of now suspended obesity service>Woman plans to hand out letters to obese trick-or-treating children instead of sweets>last_img read more

VIDEO Aguero on the double as Man City swamp Leeds in Cup

first_imgA SERGIO AGUERO brace was the highlight of Manchester City’s comfortable 4-0 FA Cup fifth round victory over Leeds today, a win that will lift, at least temporarily, speculation about the future of manager Roberto Mancini.With City 12 points behind Premier League leaders Manchester United, the FA Cup remains Mancini’s most realistic hope of winning silverware this season and Aguero’s efforts, together with goals from Yaya Toure and Carlos Tevez, carried his team through to the last eight with the minimum of fuss.“I think it was really important to win this game. If you score two goals within the first 20 minutes it is easier,” said Mancini.“Our strikers need to continue to score like they did today. If they do that, we can have other chances.”City wasted no time in taking out recent league frustrations on their Championship visitors and, even before their fifth minute opening goal, Leeds ‘keeper Jamie Ashdown had been forced to race from his area to beat Aguero to an under-hit back-pass.Neil Warnock’s players were still struggling to come to terms with the task in hand when Yaya Toure left them with a mountain to climb.The Ivory Coast international exchanged the ball with both David Silva and Tevez in a flurry of passes before advancing into the area and comfortably beating Ashdown and an attempt by Lee Peltier to clear off his line.It was the start of a half of almost unrelenting City dominance with Tom Lees’ timely tackle stopping Aguero, Silva flashing a shot wide and Tevez shooting into the side netting from an Aguero pull-back, all in quick succession.Finally, after 14 minutes, Leeds succumbed to the inevitable after Lees was harshly judged to have pulled back Aguero on one of his trademark snaking runs into the area.The Argentinian international took the spot kick himself, calmly converting past Ashdown.YouTube: Hakob HakLeeds finally launched a meaningful attack of their own as El Hadji Diouf headed just over from Sam Byram’s 15th minute cross. But, apart from City goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon being forced to punch away a 45th minute free-kick from Ross McCormack, the remainder of the tie quickly degenerated into a question of how many City would score.It took until the sixth minute of the second half for City to finally find the third goal that rendered any prospect of a Leeds fightback out of the question. Aguero played a one-two with Silva before continuing a sprint towards the left-hand by-line from where his cross was met on the goal line by Tevez, who forced the ball into the open net.YouTube: ncnncncAs City pressed on Yaya Toure might also have extended the lead when he met Silva’s cross with a powerful shot which Ashdown parried directly to substitute Jack Rodwell who could only head against the cross-bar with an open goal at his mercy.As Leeds supporters expressed their growing unrest with manager Warnock, the afternoon might have turned even uglier for the mid-table Championship side had Aguero made decent connection with an eight-yard shot which dribbled through to the goalkeeper.Aguero finally added the fourth goal that City’s superiority merited after 73 minutes, following Silva’s well-timed pass picking out the Argentinian’s run beyond the Leeds defence. Aguero did the rest with a confident finish past the advancing Ashdown.- © AFP, 2013John Terry slams talk of Benitez rift as Chelsea cruise in FA CupITV’s unfortunate mis-spelling of Rafa Benitez’s name during Chelsea’s clash with Brentfordlast_img read more

Police Commissioner debunks resignation rumors

first_img Related Items:james smith, Police Commissioner, resignation Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 08 Oct 2015 – As a popular Turks and Caicos blog continues to question the reason for the absence of recently appointed Police Commissioner James Smith; the Royal Turks and Caicos Island Police Force puts out another statement to say the resignation rumors are not true. This time the Commissioner himself is assuring that he will return to work next week. Commissioner Smith, who was announced last December for the post and took on the job in February, has been off work a month after being on the job just six months. The Blog contends the Commish is disappointed in Police operations and the writer reminds that their blog had warned the new top cop about potential corruption thwarting his pronouncements of reformation. Smith said he is simply on vacation though and promised that he remains “fully committed to the task and completely supporting his officers and staff who together will help make the Turks & Caicos a safer community with support from communities and government.” Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Special Force helping murder cases in TCI Increased Police presence promised, TCI Police Commissioner statement on recent shootings PDM sends Commissioner another message: Bring GT Police Officers backlast_img read more

Target job fair seeks Jantzen Beach workers

first_imgTarget will hold a job fair Thursday and Friday in Vancouver to hire 100 additional workers for its expanded store in Portland’s Jantzen Beach shopping center.The fair is scheduled both days between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Red Lion Hotel at the Quay, 100 Columbia St. Interested candidates can apply in advance online at the Target Career Center.Target closed the Jantzen Beach store in June, and the new 138,000-square-foot store is scheduled to open in October. The store’s expansion is part of a $50 million renovation of the Jantzen Beach center.last_img read more

Ninilchik Traditional Council Launches Kenai To Homer Bus Service

first_imgIn 2016 the Federal Transit Administration awarded the organization a $300,000 dollar grant to get the service started. They also received additional funds from the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The program started providing rides six months ago, and staff says the service is ready for the busy summer months. Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-homer-to-kenai-ride.mp3VmJennifer-on-homer-to-kenai-ride.mp300:00RPd Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Ninilchik Traditional Council launched the Basic Unified Multi-Path Service, or BUMPS, which provides transportation between Homer and Kenai. The pickup locations in Kenai are Walmart and the Kenai Municipal Airport, and Fred Meyer in Soldotna. A one-way ticket costs $7, a round trip $10. The company plans to expand the services in the future. The bus also makes stops in Kasilof and Clam Gulch as it heads to Soldotna and Kenai. The bus is currently only operating on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. According to the website, one bus per day runs the route, which begins in Ninilchik at 8:30 a.m. before heading to Anchor Point and Homer.last_img read more

Star Wars The Old Republic prelaunch First impressions

first_imgHaving pre-ordered Star Wars: The Old Republic over the summer, I was excited when I received my invitation to play on the first day of pre-launch. Being a lifelong Star Wars fan, and an avid player of Sony’s now defunct Star Wars Galaxies (before the NGE debacle), the anticipation of the release of this title was at record levels for me.A couple of us authors will be taking a look at the MMORPG from Bioware over the next few weeks and reporting on our experience. Today’s article is geared towards first impressions of the early stages of the SWTOR.Upon entering the game and choosing a server (which is done for you if you registered with a guild during the pre-deployment phase), you are presented with the character creation tools you come to expect from a RPG. As advertised, you get to choose between the Galactic Republic or the Sith Empire fctions, as well as a class you would like to play.The big improvement in this game over Galaxies is that everyone who wants to be a Jedi — either light or dark — can do so. It’s something any geek who has ever wanted to yield a light-saber will appreciate.After character creation, the first thing that you notice about the game is that it’s very story driven. Instead of dumping your newly-minted character into a newbie area, the game opens narratively. This experience is supposed to be dynamic, based on what faction and class you choose, so I won’t go too much into detail and spoil anything for you. Bioware worked hard to make the game feel much more personal and accessible, in my opinion they succeeded. I felt like I was playing a massive version of a solo console game.During this opening sequence, you are given a very specific set of goals that are a bit dull, but crafted to teach a player the ropes. I was sent on a rescue mission, as well as a retrieval assignment in my first story area.While the missions may have been dull, the combat I had to engage in was not. While not a full action based control set, there’s strategy involved when swinging a light saber, or using the force to smash a rock into an opponent, as pictured above. Battle is exciting and balanced — if you have three enemies shooting at you, your health takes a good hit even if you are a Jedi. You also get bonuses for taking a target unawares, which is very enjoyable.I started out with a training saber, the ability to force-hurl objects and a critical hit special that has a longer cool-down timer. As I leveled, I received an AOE that sends all enemies in range flying and does damage. Combining the different abilities to dispatch an opponent keeps the process fresh without feeling like it’s a grind.Quests in the game are linked by the Class Story system. So far this has been a great guide of what to do next. I can recall playing Everquest and having no clue as to what I should have been doing when I was new to the game. As a halfling druid (yeah, I know,  everyone was), I was deposited in a city and literally wandered around for hours trying to figure out what my next step were. SWTOR feels focused on the experience a new player has by providing a linear storyline to introduce the game.Other miscellaneous touches that I noticed were things like the use of your character name during the legendary “flying text” opening as the game is loading and the amount of voice acting that went into the development of the title. It’s really nice to have NPC’s give you quests through spoken words rather than just a list of things to accomplish. It adds to the ability to roleplay (so long as no one is around) and immerse yourself in the culture of the game.Check back for more SWTOR reports during the pre-launch phase. Until then, May the Force be with you.SWOTR Character CreationSWOTR Character CreationJedi templeCombatClass StoryCharacter Creationlast_img read more