Many Have Forgotten the Most Important Attribute for Success

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now Too many people have forgotten the most important attribute for success. In sales. In management. In leadership. Even for your personal success.This attribute is no longer written about, talked about, or given the attention it once was. It is, unfortunately, out of fashion.This attribute has taken a back seat to things like “brand” when brand means your social reach. It’s fallen behind ideas like “hacking,” whether that be life hacking or growth hacking or 10Xing your results. In the age of selfies, this attribute is overshadowed by fame, even as more people are famous for being famous or for being provocative. Or for demonstrating a lack of this attribute.The most important attribute is character.The Role of Character in SalesNo one wants to buy something from a person  they believe lacks character. You can’t trust someone without character. Even when someone is likable, a lack of character prevents the relationship from going any further. The more risk there is, the more character matters.Once you demonstrate a lack of character, you eliminate the possibility of success in sales. No one wants to buy from you if you lack character. You can’t be sketchy or self-oriented and sell.The Role of Character in ManagementAs a manager, you need to have character.A few months ago, a number of readers of this blog and my Sunday Newsletter noticed that their manager was plagiarizing my work. They wanted to report their manager’s lack of character to his leader, and they wrote to me to tell me that this offense made it difficult to work for him. Their view was that his lack of character in this instance was evidence that he lacked character in other areas.If some part of your work is dishonest, it leads people to believe that you are dishonest in other areas.The Role of Character in LeadershipLeadership is built on character. A leader is the person who can be counted on to do the right thing even when the right thing is difficult. They’re the person who not only helps to create and maintain the values of the organization they lead, they also embody those values.The leader’s character becomes the character of the organization they lead.Character counts. If you want to sell more, then be someone worth buying from. That means character. If you want your people to follow you, then provide them with the example of what you want from them.Focusing on the quiet work of character is more powerful than attention. It’s important to be known, but it’s more important that you are known for the things that make you worth knowing.last_img read more

Ram Bhandari repairs bats for Indian cricketers

first_imgTwo days before the India-New Zealand Test began on Friday, Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Suresh Raina, R Ashwin and a few others got their willows repaired by India’s most trusted one-man bat repair shop. While Tendulkar’s new bat turned out to be slightly longer than the permissible length, Gambhir had two of his bats repaired by Ram Bhandari, the most trusted ‘Bat Doctor’ of Indian cricketers.”All batsmen and bowlers of the Indian team come to me to get their bats repaired. When Sehwag recently returned from Sri Lanka, he stopped over in Bangalore for a day and told me about what he required in his bats,” Bhandari disclosed to Mail Today.Left-handed Raina wanted a thick bat handle and 52-year-old Bhandari duly altered it to suit his grip. Off-spinner Ashwin is also very particular about his willow.He too got his bat repaired by the Bangalore-based ‘Bat Doctor’. Cheteshwar Pujara, who made a fine century in the first match on his comeback to the Test team, got the balance of his bat checked before the match began on August 23 in Uppal, Hyderabad.”I checked the balance and weight of his bat. He uses a single handle grip,” Bhandari told Mail Today. While Pujara had said that he uses bats weighing 1170-1180 gms- he admitted he didn’t know for sure- Bhandari, who turned to repairing bats eight years ago, said that his bat weighs 1100 gm.However, Tendulkar could not locate Bhandari to have his bat’s length adjusted. “He turned to an employee of the Karnataka State Cricket Association and he cut the toe as per instructions from the maestro.advertisementThe bat was just about half-an-inch longer [than the length specified by the Marylebone Cricket Club, the guardian of cricket rules],” a source told Mail Today. MCC rules state that “the length of the bat, when the lower portion of the handle is inserted, shall not be more than 38 inches/96.5 cm”.They also say that the width of the bat shall not exceed 4.25 inches/10.8 cm at its widest part.Gambhir was luckier than Tendulkar.Since the team had reached Bangalore three days ago, the Delhi batsman had enough time to have his favourite willows mended.”Gambhir asked me to check two of his bats and get the stroke back. He said that they were making a strange noise at the bottom when he was playing strokes. The reason was that when a bat is excessively used, it gradually loses stroke,” Bhandari said.”I took the bats home and first checked them with a hammer to ascertain what exactly was required and where. I discovered that the bats had become sort of ‘hollow’ from the place where the stroke comes.Then I ‘opened’ the portion of the bats where they required repair work, and used Fevicol and left them pressed in a machine overnight. I returned them back to Gambhir the next day,” he disclosed.Bhandari said that he also got the handle of Raina’s bat fixed.”He asked me to make the handles of two bats thicker so that he could use a single grip on them. I wrapped the tape heavily around the handles to help give him a comfortable grip,” he disclosed.”I never mention my remuneration. They pay me whatever is commensurate to my services,” says the simple man.last_img read more

Freestyle wrestler Narsingh Yadav fails dope test

first_imgRELATED Narsingh_Yadav_2550019f COMMENTS Olympic dream fades for Narsingh; fails second dope test COMMENT Published on Wrestler Narsingh Yadav meets PM Modi Rio Athletes Village opens its doors Narsingh_Yadav_2550019f After wrestler Narsingh, shot putter Inderjeet fails dope test Narsingh banned for four years; ousted from Olympics Barely 10 days before the start of the Olympics, India suffered a huge embarrassment as 74kg freestyle wrestler Narsingh Yadav failed a dope test conducted by NADA, a development which has cast doubt on his participation in Rio Games.National Anti—Doping Director General Navin Agarwal confirmed that Narsingh’s ‘B’ sample also tested positive for a banned steroid and he appeared before a NADA disciplinary panel yesterday.“Yes, he (Narsingh) tested positive for a banned steroid.His B sample was also found to be positive. Narsingh was personally present when his B sample was opened,” NADA DG told PTI today.“He appeared before a disciplinary panel yesterday. The panel sought for more reports regarding the matter. We will proceed further and I am hoping that the panel will proceed quickly. Till then we will have to wait,” he added.Shadow over Rio participationAsked if Narsingh will miss the Rio Olympics, Agarwal said, “It is too early to comment in that regard. We will try to complete the whole thing quickly. I cannot speculate on that.”Interestingly, Narsingh was selected for the Rio Olympics in controversial circumstances as double Olympic medallist Sushil Singh had also staked his claim to represent the country in 74kg freestyle.But Narsingh was favoured as he had earned the Olympic quota in the World Championships last year.Narsingh had to fight a lengthy legal battle with two-time Olympics medallist Sushil, also in the same category, to get the chance to compete for India at the Olympics.Disciplinary panelThe Sports Ministry also confirmed that a wrestler has failed a dope test even though it desisted from giving out Yadav’s name.“One wrestler has been detected by National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) as dope positive. An Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel (ADDP) has been constituted by NADA under its rules for hearing the case. Its first hearing was held yesterday in which the wrestler was given an opportunity to defend himself,” the Ministry said.“After the hearing, the panel has asked NADA for some further reports. After these reports are received, the panel would hold further hearing in the matter. ADDP is headed by a legal expert and includes doctors and sportspersons.NADA is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports to check doping in sports.“India is committed to the World Anti—Doping code and follows prescribed procedures. The Government does not interfere in the day-to-day functioning of NADA and is committed to total transparency and objectivity in matters relating to doping,” it added. null × WFI backs Narsingh, says it’s a conspiracy SHARE SHARE EMAIL July 24, 2016 athletics SHARElast_img read more

World Cup 2019: Jason Holder calls for smart aggression after Australia defeat

first_imgWest Indies captain Jason Holder said his batsmen need to take more responsibility after they lost to Australia by 15 runs in the Cricket World Cup on Thursday.Chasing 289 for victory, West Indies made a poor start before Shai Hope (68) and Nicholas Pooran (40) rebuilt the innings, but the Mitchell Starc-led Australian attack restricted them to 273-9.Guys just need to learn from the mistakes that they make, Holder told reporters.Take a little bit more responsibility, and chasing especially, you just need to take responsibility, and it’s important that one of the top four batters be there at the very, very end.Asked to bat on a flat pitch at Trent Bridge, champions Australia got off to a terrible start as they were reduced to 79-5 before Nathan Coulter-Nile (92) and Steve Smith (73) shared a 102-run stand for the seventh wicket.That helped the Australians post a competitive total and they went on to secure their second win of the tournament.We definitely missed an opportunity, Holder said. It’s a bit disappointing to be losing a game like that when we’re in full control of the game, but these things happen.West Indies began their campaign strongly by crushing Pakistan thanks to hostile pace bowling.I just think we just need to be aggressive, continue to be aggressive, smart aggression, and just continue to look to take wickets, Holder said.Read Also | Didn’t think I would get that much: Nathan Coulter-Nile on match-winning 92 vs West IndiesRead Also | World Cup 2019: Pakistan minister targets MS Dhoni over Army crest on glovesAlso Seeadvertisementlast_img read more

Report: Bournemouth 2 Stoke City 1

first_imgBournemouth 2 Stoke City 1: Late comeback caps dream week for Cherries Matt Dorman Last updated 1 year ago 01:00 2/4/18 Bournemouth - cropped Getty Images Joshua King and Lys Mousset both scored inside the final 20 minutes to rescue a late victory for Bournemouth at home to Stoke City. Bournemouth struck twice late on to continue their fine form in a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Stoke City at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday.Substitute strikers Joshua King and Lys Mousset were both on target in the space of 10 second-half minutes to overturn Xherdan Shaqiri’s early opener and extend the Cherries’ unbeaten run to seven Premier League matches.Eddie Howe’s men, full of confidence after their stunning midweek win at Chelsea, were looking to shore up a top-half spot and pull further clear of the bottom three, but their plans were thrown into disarray inside five minutes. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player An unmarked Shaqiri nodded the visitors ahead and they retained that lead to the break despite Bournemouth’s sustained pressure.The relegation-threatened Potters were themselves seeking to maintain an undefeated start under Paul Lambert and might have extended their lead through a couple of Peter Crouch half-chances after the restart.However, King equalised with 20 minutes remaining and that opened the door to Mousset’s winner – his first Premier League goal making it four wins in seven top-flight fixtures for Howe’s side.FULL-TIME Bournemouth 2-1 StokeBournemouth fight back against an impressive first-half display by Stoke, goals from King and Mousset completing a comeback for Eddie Howe’s side#PL #BOUSTK pic.twitter.com/iwssQ8Kxlg— Premier League (@premierleague) February 3, 2018Lambert’s decision to draft in £14 million deadline-day signing Badou Ndiaye immediately paid off as the Senegal international swung in a fine cross for Shaqiri’s unlikely opener.Left unmarked on the penalty spot, the Swiss star coolly guided a rare header into the bottom-right corner to ignite an entertaining first half.1 – Xherdan Shaqiri’s goal was his first headed strike in 139 matches in Europe’s big five leagues, out of 24 goals in total. Nod.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 3, 2018 The Cherries’ early setback, which came just moments after Shaqiri had seen a shot cleared off the line, was soon compounded by a Steve Cook injury, with Howe turning to King in a tactical reshuffle.Jordon Ibe and Callum Wilson were both unsuccessful with ambitious attempts to restore parity, while Ndiaye scuffed a promising opportunity wide following Crouch’s clever lay-off.Bournemouth appeared certain to equalise when King’s low cross reached Ibe at the far post in the 35th minute, but Erik Pieters came from nowhere to block the winger’s point-blank finish.Jack Butland’s smart save from a Junior Stanislas free-kick and Wilson’s heavy touch at the end of the half meant the visitors reached the break with their lead intact. Bright start on his debut.City continue to lead at the Vitality Stadium.(0-1) #SCFC pic.twitter.com/Oa3YM3Flfu — Stoke City FC (@stokecity) February 3, 2018 Howe’s men were back on the front foot immediately after the resumption as King tested Butland with a swerving effort and Ibe fired into a brave Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting.Crouch, who had come in for Mame Biram Diouf at the point of attack, issued a reminder of Stoke’s threat by fizzing a half-volley at Asmir Begovic and then skimming a header off the top of the crossbar.The bulk of the pressure continued to be applied at the other end, though, and Bournemouth were finally rewarded with an equaliser on 70 minutes.A one-two between substitute Mousset and Dan Gosling broke kindly for King, who swept a clinical finish inside the bottom far corner.And the quickfire comeback was complete when Mousset rose high to head home Ibe’s teasing free-kick for his first top-flight goal in English football. Key Opta Stats:- Bournemouth have enjoyed their first double over Stoke in their 13th season meeting the Potters in league competition.- The Cherries are unbeaten in seven Premier League games (W4 D3), their longest run without a loss in the competition.- Ndiaye is the first player to register an assist on his Premier League debut for Stoke since Shaqiri in August 2015. read morelast_img read more

Lucy Maud Montgomery — and PEI — to be featured in Heritage

first_img Facebook Twitter Lucy Maud Montgomery will finally be making her debut on Heritage Minutes.The series of sixty-second short films illustrate an important moment in Canadian history.P.E.I. has been featured twice: the memorable Rural Teacher and the story of the Charlottetown Conference with Sir John A. Macdonald. Login/Register With: Advertisement Shooting of the 60-second Heritage Minute is taking place this week on P.E.I., including Thunder Cove. (Tom Steepe/CBC)center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Davida Aronovitch, the manager of Heritage Minutes, says Montgomery’s Minute will show a personal side of the Anne of Green Gables author.“I think a lot of Canadians know that L.M. Montgomery wrote Anne of Green Gables, and that she shaped Anne after her own dreams and experiences, but I think fewer know who she really was a person, and she’s fascinating, so we’re hoping to share something of that with Canadians.”There have been many requests over the years for a Lucy Maud Montgomery Heritage Minute, according to Historica Canada, the company responsible for the short films. (Parks Canada)A crew is on the Island this week, shooting in some of Montgomery’s favourite places.Montgomery was inspired by the natural landscape and it wasn’t uncommon for her to get out into nature for long walks, to take trips to the beach, sometimes even to write at the beach, Aronovitch said.READ MORE Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Inside the kitchen of The Bachelor Canada and Carnival Eats host Noah

first_img Facebook Login/Register With: Between filming Carnival Eats and The Bachelor Canada, TV host Noah Cappe spent over 200 days on the road last year. This means, when he’s home in Toronto, Cappe spends most of his time relaxing with his wife, Keri West, and his friends and family—not cooking. “We’ve used our oven five times at the most since we moved in—two years ago,” says West. The couple, though, are known for their epic parties. (Cappe has seven siblings, so even intimate family gatherings are pretty big affairs.) They’re about to begin a massive reno on the first floor of their 100-year-old Christie Pits home. They’re adding a sunken living room to the back of the house, with a private theatre underneath. “The kitchen will be at the centre of everything, the heartbeat of the house,” says Cappe.Since neither Cappe nor West are big on cooking, their grocery list is curt: bread (bagels, English muffins, baguettes, toast) and Harmony milk. “Bread is my weakness,” says Cappe. “And chocolate milk, my medicine.” When pressed about what she likes to make for herself at home, West asks, “Does that include UberEats?”READ MORE Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment NOAH CAPPE – PHOTOGRAPHY BY GABBY FRANK Twitterlast_img read more

North American markets fall into the red loonie down half a cent

first_imgTORONTO – The loonie lost more than half a cent on Tuesday as Canada’s main stock index fell and U.S. stocks ended a six-day winning streak following a long holiday weekend.The Canadian dollar closed at an average trading value of 79.23 cents US, down 0.51 of a cent US from Friday.“The dollar is at levels not seen at a while. We’re closing in on 79 cents,” said Luc de la Durantaye, managing director of CIBC Management.De la Durantaye said a decline in gold prices — the April bullion contract fell US$25.00 to US$1,331.20 an ounce on Tuesday — helped give the greenbank a leg up on several global currencies.“Gold had rallied along with the decline of the U.S. dollar. There’s always been a bit of a negative correlation between gold prices and the U.S. dollar,” he said.In currency markets, Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was down 13.20 points to 15,439.44, weighed by losses in the gold, base metals and materials sectors.South of the border, a sell-off Tuesday afternoon led by technology companies wiped out early gains in New York.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average fell 254.63 points to 24,964.75. The S&P 500 index was down 15.96 points to 2,716.26 and the Nasdaq composite index gave back 5.16 points to 7,234.31.Market commentators say some of the broader issues on investors’ minds right now are looking across to the bond market and seeing the U.S. 10-year Treasury starting to approach the 3 per cent level. Bond yields, which move opposite price, are rising on concerns of higher inflation.Worries about inflation sent stocks falling on Feb. 2 after reports of greater U.S. wage growth increased the likelihood that the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates more rapidly, making it more expensive for businesses and individuals to borrow money.Elsewhere in commodities on Tuesday, the April crude contract was up 24 cents to US$61.79 per barrel and the March natural gas contract was up six cents at US$2.62 per mmBTU.The March copper contract was down six cents to US$3.19 a pound.last_img read more

Morocco to Create Sharia Board and Open Financing to Participatory Banks

Tunis- Morocco’s King Mohammed VI issued a Royal decree on February 17 directing the establishment of a sharia board for Islamic finance. The objective of this decree is to oversee the Moroccan Islamic finance system, according to the country’s official bulletin, in a step that could help the market attract Gulf investors. This perspective is based on a participatory approach.Islamic banks from Kuwait, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates have expressed interest in entering the Moroccan market once the bill becomes  law.The financial system is based on Islamic scholars’ interpretation of Islam that bans interest payements.  In Morocco, the system is called the Sharia Committee for Participatory Finance  and is composed of ten Islamic scholars and at least five financial experts, according to the official release. The members will be chosen by the president of the Supreme Ulema Council in Morocco. For the Moroccan Sharia Board, the word “Islamic” (in reference to banks) will be changed to “participatory” in the legislation, to encourage Moroccans to contribute to its development and enable private firms to issue Islamic debt independently from the question of religion.The Parliament approved the Islamic finance bill last November, which was the first step to establishing Islamic finance banks.Moroccans are in favor of this system. A study conducted in June 2012 by the Islamic Finance Advisory and Assurance Services (IFAAS) revealed that 94% of Moroccans are in favor of the practice of Islamic finance in the country.Edited by Elisabeth Myers© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission. read more

Disasters perpetuate cycle of poverty says UN agency

16 September 2008Recent devastating storms and floods have reinforced poverty in many parts of the world, the United Nations agency tasked with minimizing the threat posed by natural disasters said today. “The extreme and repeated consequences of hurricanes in the Caribbean and the [United States] show that development levels are directly linked to the toll that natural hazards take on a country’s population,” said Sálvano Briceño, Director of the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) Secretariat.He noted that it will take Haiti, one of the world’s poorest nations where over three-quarters of its population living on less than $2 a day, years to recover from the four storms which have battered the Caribbean in the past few weeks.“Even if a developed country is highly hazard-prone, they are still far less vulnerable than a less-developed country with weak infrastructure and limited capacity for prevention and response,” said the Director of the Geneva-based agency.Some 94 per cent of all those who lost their lives in natural hazards in the past 25 years had either low or lower-middle incomes, with half of all deaths occurring in countries low on the human development scale.Climate change is leading to more frequent and intense natural disasters, threatening development, Mr. Briceño noted.“The Millennium Development Goals [MDGs] will not be fully achieved if disaster risk reduction is not among the solutions used to reduce poverty,” he stressed, referring to the eight anti-poverty targets with a 2015 deadline. read more

TN governor wants India to impose sanctions on Sri Lanka

According to him, the rehabilitation measures taken by the Sri Lankan government were not at par with the expectations. Referring to the attacks on Indian fishermen by Sri Lankan security forces, Rosaiah said: “The fishermen of Tamil Nadu, who earn their livelihood in their traditional fishing areas of the Palk Bay region, are victims of repeated harassment and murderous attacks by the Lankan Navy.” Tamil Nadu Governor K. Rosaiah Friday urged the Indian government to impose economic sanctions on Sri Lanka and take steps to ensure that those displayed by the ethnic conflict there returned to their original homes.Delivering his address on the first day of the first assembly session of 2013, Rosaiah said: “I reiterate the resolve expressed by the Tamil Nadu assembly June 8, 2011 to urge the Indian government to initiate action by working with other nations for imposition of an economic embargo on the Sri Lankan Government till the Tamils living in camps are resettled in their own places and are allowed to live with dignity, self-respect and equal constitutional rights on par with the Sinhalese.” The Sri Lankan military, which vanquished the Tamil Tigers, has repeatedly denied the charge. (IANS) He said the Tamil Nadu government was anguished at the harassment of Indian fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy while the Indian government showed “utter disregard” to their woes.Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has emerged as a trenchant critics of the Sri Lankan regime for among other things the mass killing of Tamil civilians in the ethnic conflict that ended in May 2009. read more

Parties to UNadministered treaty move to curb hazardous wastes

The 15 projects designed to promote practical progress on hazardous waste management are the first step to implement the new 10-year strategic plan of the Basel Convention on the Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal, administered by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP),The projects were agreed to by States parties at the first session of the Convention’s Open-ended Working Group over the past week. A total of $880,000 will be allocated to five projects in Africa, five in Latin America, three in Asia and two in Europe. “These important projects open up a new era in the global campaign to ensure that hazardous wastes are minimized and safely managed,” Sachiko Kuwabara-Yamamoto, Executive Secretary of the Convention, said. “We need to generate greater momentum and more funding for launching many more projects that will tackle the risks that such wastes pose to human health and the environment.”Some of the projects address the challenge of detecting and preventing illegal shipments of hazardous wastes. Several provide training. Still others focus on improving the design and operation of waste landfills, developing inventories and databases, and assessing management options for priority waste streams such as used oil.There are currently 156 parties to the Convention. read more

DR Congo UN envoys note M23s announced cessation of hostilities

In a joint statement, the team, led by Mary Robinson, Special Envoy of the Secretary-General to the Great Lakes Region, said they were concerned about the renewed outbreak of violence and that the announced cessation is a “first and necessary step to peace.”They called on the M23 to renounce its rebellion as already agreed. The Envoys further called upon the Government of the DRC to restrain from further military action at this stage.The team includes Martin Kobler, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in the DRC and the head of the UN peacekeeping mission there known by its French acronym, MONUSCO.In addition, Boubacar Diarra, African Union Special Representative for the Great Lakes, Russell Feingold, United States Special Envoy for the Great Lakes and the DRC, and Koen Vervaeke, European Union Senior Coordinator to the Great Lakes Region.Talks between the M23 and the Government are being held in Kampala, Uganda, under the auspices of the Chairperson of the International Conference for the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, the Mediator, as well as Ugandan Defence Minister and Facilitator, Crispus Kiyonga.The Envoys urged both parties to remain committed to seeing the political process through to a final and principled agreement that ensures the disarmament and demobilization of the M23 and accountability for human rights abuses.Meanwhile, South African President Jacob Zuma is today hosting leaders from the 15-country Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) and some of DRC’s neighbours in the capital of Pretoria.Mrs. Robinson and the Envoys noted that the joint ICGLR-SADC presents an “important opportunity” to build consensus on ending the immediate security crisis and for moving forward with full implementation of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework Agreement.The 11-nation Agreement was signed earlier this year under UN auspices as a comprehensive approach to sustainable peace in the region. read more

New York train crash driver may have nodded off

first_imgTHE DRIVER OF a train that derailed in New York at the weekend, killing four people, experienced a “daze” right before the train derailed.William Rockefeller was interviewed by the National Transportation Safety Board investigators yesterday and admitted that he may have nodded off at the controls before attempting to hit the brakes.His attorney Jeffrey Chartier told reports outside the interview that Rockefeller had experienced a lapse in concentration similar to that of road fatigue, but couldn’t say how long it lasted.He said Rockefeller remembers “operating the train, coming to a section where the track was still clear — then, all of a sudden, feeling something was wrong and hitting the brakes. He felt something was not right, and he hit the brakes.”He called Rockefeller “a guy with a stellar record who, I believe, did nothing wrong.”“You’ve got a good guy and an accident,” he said. “A terrible accident is what it is.”Rockefeller “basically nodded,” said Anthony Bottalico, leader of the rail employees union, relating what he said the engineer told him.Investigators say it is too soon to say if human error played a part in the crash, but questions about Rockefeller’s role mounted as it was revealed the train had been travelling above the speed limit.Additional reporting by Associated PressPics: Four dead, 63 injured as passenger train derails in New York CityRead: Probe launched into cause of New York train derailmentlast_img read more

A breakthrough May and Juncker announce joint instrument providing guarantees on backstop

first_img Share190 Tweet Email Our agreement provides meaningful clarifications & legal guarantees to the Withdrawal Agreement & #backstop. The choice is clear: it is this deal, or #Brexit may not happen at all. Let’s bring the UK’s withdrawal to an orderly end. We owe it to history. https://t.co/lfy9eehEZi pic.twitter.com/XCqcLwZV7V— Jean-Claude Juncker (@JunckerEU) March 11, 2019 A breakthrough? May and Juncker announce ‘joint instrument’ providing guarantees on backstop Juncker said the Taoiseach would be prepared to back the mechanism. 113 Comments BRITISH PRIME MINISTER Theresa May and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker gave a late press conference in Strasbourg tonight.It followed what was being described as a last ditch attempt by May to secure Brexit concessions from the EU ahead of a planned House of Commons vote on the deal tomorrow. Reading from prepared statements, the pair said they had agreed a joint instrument providing guarantees on the backstop. The announcement came as ministers here prepared to reconvene a Cabinet meeting – their second of the day, called in response to the Brexit developments in Strasbourg. Earlier, British Cabinet Office Minister David Lidington told MPs in the House of Commons tonight that the government had secured “legally binding changes that strengthen and improve the withdrawal agreement and the political declaration”. He said the government had signed-off on a new document providing confirmation that the EU could not try and trap the UK in the backstop indefinitely, and that doing so would be in breach of legally-binding commitments. “If – contrary to all expectations – the EU were to act with that intention, the UK could use this acceptance of what could constitute an explicit breach as the basis for a formal dispute, through independent arbitration, that such a breach had occurred – ultimately suspending the protocol if the EU continued to breach its obligations,” Lidington said. Juncker began his comments tonight by highlighting that any deal agreed must preserve peace on the island of Ireland. He said the backstop was an insurance policy and that if it was ever used it would not be used as a trap. The mechanism being announced tonight complemented the withdrawal agreement agreed last November without reopening it, he said – noting that this was a “second chance” and that there would be no third chance.Juncker implied that Varadkar had signed off on the strengthened guarantees offered to London. “I have spoken to the Taoiseach this evening who would be prepared to accept this solution in the interest of securing an overall deal,” Juncker told reporters. Source: Jean-Claude Juncker/Twitter 47,116 Views Reading her prepared statement, May said the backstop could not be a template for a future relationship and that so far that hadn’t been clear enough to MPs.  The EU, under the new proposals, will not be able to trap the UK in the backstop indefinitely, May said. If it makes any move to do so, that can be tackled through arbitration. “MPs were clear that legal changes were needed to the backstop. Today we have secured legal changes.” May said. “Now is the time to come together, to back this improved Brexit deal, and to deliver on the instruction of the British people.”She said it was the UK’s position that it believed it could withdraw, unilaterally, from the backstop if negotiations on the future relationship broke down. The Taoiseach delayed his planned US St Patrick’s trip as ministers met here to stay on top of developments. The Cabinet meeting broke up earlier this evening but recommenced at around 11pm. One minister described the mood as “sombre”. In London, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn called for MPs to reject the deal tomorrow.A spokesperson for the DUP said the party would take time to analyse tonight’s announcements. – With reporting from Christina Finn  Mar 11th 2019, 10:51 PM By Daragh Brophycenter_img British Prime Minister Theresa May (file photo) Image: Ben Birchall/PA Images British Prime Minister Theresa May (file photo) https://jrnl.ie/4535852 Monday 11 Mar 2019, 11:45 PM Image: Ben Birchall/PA Images As the clock ticks down, get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox: Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Senate panel votes to lift 40yearold US ban on oil exports

first_imgThe Senate Banking Committee has endorsed a bill to lift the four-decade-old ban on crude oil exports, the latest sign of congressional support for legislation that President Barack Obama opposes.The banking panel endorsed the bill, 13-9, on Thursday, on a largely party-line vote. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota sponsored the bill and was the only Democrat to support it.Heitkamp said the bill would lower or stabilize gas prices, support jobs and increase U.S. influence abroad. Despite the largely partisan committee vote, Heitkamp said she is optimistic that Senate Democrats will support efforts to lift the export ban. The ban was imposed in the 1970s amid an energy shortage.The House Energy and Commerce endorsed a similar bill last month.The White House said it opposes both bills.last_img read more

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first_img News | Quality Assurance (QA) | July 08, 2019 PTW to Feature New Dosimetry Technology at AAPM 2019 At this year’s American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) show, July 14-18 in San Antonio, Texas, PTW will… read more News | Proton Therapy | June 14, 2019 University Medical Center Groningen Performs First Automatic Log-based Proton Therapy Patient QA IBA announced the physics team of University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) in the Netherlands has developed and… read more Related Content Technology | September 01, 2008 MIMI Phantom Provides Fast, Accurate Alignment The MIMI (Multiple Image Modality Isocentricity) Phantom is designed to provide a fast and easy method for determining the coincidence of the isocenters described by the laser system, treatment beam, kV/CBCT imaging system and optical positioning systems. Rods are set at 45 degree angles and run through the phantom for quick and accurate 2D/2D and 3D/3D matching, aiming to provide confidence in the mechanical integrity of your entire system. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Quality Assurance (QA) | July 10, 2019 IBA Launches Monte Carlo Patient QA for Varian Halcyon at AAPM 2019 IBA announced the launch of the latest functionality of the SciMoCa Monte Carlo Patient QA solution at the 61st annual… read more News | Radiation Therapy | October 17, 2018 IBA Dosimetry Enters Interoperability Agreement With Varian for Dolphin Monitoring IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) announced it has entered into an agreement with Varian with the goal of validating the… read more News | Quality Assurance (QA) | June 07, 2019 IBA Dosimetry Launches myQA iON IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) announced the launch of myQA iON at the 2019 Particle Therapy Co-Operative Group (… read more Videos | ASTRO | November 08, 2018 VIDEO: Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative Radiation Oncology Tech at ASTRO 2018 ITN Editor Dave Fornell took a tour of some of the most innovative technologies on display on the expo floor at the  read more Most Innovative New Technology at ASTRO 2018Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 12:31Loaded: 1.30%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -12:31 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. News | Quality Assurance (QA) | April 04, 2019 Varian Halcyon Commissioned at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center With IBA’s myQA Halo IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) announced the successful commissioning of the Varian Halcyon at the Radiation Oncology… read more News | Quality Assurance (QA) | October 26, 2018 Sun Nuclear Surpasses 100 Units Shipped Milestone With SRS MapCheck Sun Nuclear Corp. announced the 100th shipment of its new SRS MapCheck for stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). The… read more News | Radiation Dose Management | July 09, 2019 Radcal Exhibits Accu-Gold Touch Systems at AAPM 2019 Radcal Corp. will be presenting the new Accu-Gold Touch platform, a multi-analyzer the company says is the latest in X-… read more News | Quality Assurance (QA) | October 18, 2018 IBA Dosimetry Launches myQA Daily myQA Daily from IBA Dosimetry enables fast as well as high-quality daily… read more The Beamscan 3-D water phantom with the Varian Halcyon radiotherapy system. Image courtesy of PTW.last_img read more

Image Diagnostics Inc Introduces ilex55 Mobile Multimodality Monitor System

first_img Related Content Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 10, 2019 Medivis SurgicalAR Gets FDA Clearance Medivis announced that its augmented reality (AR) technology platform for surgical applications, SurgicalAR, has… read more April 6, 2017 — Image Diagnostics Inc. (IDI) recently introduced the ilex55 as the world’s first large field 4k mobile and multi-modality monitor system. With top surgical imaging capabilities in a mobile platform for hospitals and surgery centers, the technology offers superior clinical accuracy during gastrointestinal (GI), general, orthopedic, spine and vascular, hybrid surgery, according to IDI.In a recent interview, Kashif Ahmed, M.D., and David B. Thomas, M.D., leading gastroenterologists of IU Health, told of how ilex55 has changed their daily procedural experiences from their previous use of fixed integration in their primary OR. “Access to our fixed room is often limited and caused issues with scheduling in the past,” said Thomas.“We had to give 24-hour notice to line up the room for surgery or send patients to other hospitals for ERCP’s [endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography] because we couldn’t schedule the room in time,” said Ahmed. “The biggest benefit of having the ilex55 is that unpredictability in room scheduling has gone away due to the mobility of the system and that it can adapt to any room.” Along with mobility, the doctors also noticed that the quality and size of the imaging on the device enhanced their daily experiences during surgery. “The ilex55 has very good resolution, and I like the size because I don’t have to lean over to see like I had to before. Especially when you are doing multiple procedures in a day, it’s much more comfortable. I really like having all of the images right in one place and not having to look back and forth at the different screens. The convenience of that has been tremendous for us.”“And,” Ahmed added, “sometimes you might miss something small on the smaller screen. With the ilex55, I know I’m not missing anything. I also don’t have to mag up as much as I did before because I can see so well with the ilex.”They also mentioned the added features that ilex55 offers. “The speakers weren’t the reason that we bought it, but it’s a really nice feature to have,” said Thomas. “Overall, there is a much better environment with the ilex.”Imaging features of the ilex55 include:55-inch UHD 4K monitor on an easy-to-move mobile platform with 20-inch vertical travel;Display one 4K image or up to four 26-inch HD images at one time;Remote control video formatting;Calibrated surgical color;Integrated speaker and USB charging station; andDisplays analog and digital signals from multiple sources including: C-arm, ultrasound, hemodynamics, microscopes, cameras, image guidance and picture archiving and communication systems (PACS).Other advantages of the system include:Precision and safety — ilex55 provides an increase in sharpness and clarity. Customers reported that due to the larger, clearer image, precision and safety have improved during procedures;Mobility and efficiency — The ilex55 is adaptable to any room or procedure, maximizing time and room ergonomics;Comfort – Customers reported that ilex55’s larger screen and ability to display four inputs on one imaging device increases comfort and reduces strain of having to look at multiple small screens during procedures; andDose reduction — ilex55 customers observe and state they will use the C-Arm Mag function less, as the image quality is improved and so much larger.For more information: www.imagediagnostics.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Procedure Navigation Systems | February 05, 2019 Medtronic Recalls Synergy Cranial Software and Stealth Station S7 Cranial Software Medtronic is recalling the Synergy Cranial Software and StealthStation S7 Cranial Software used with the StealthStation… read more Sponsored Content | Videos | Flat Panel Displays | December 25, 2018 VIDEO: 50 Years of Innovative Visual Technology EIZO, which means image in Japanese, is a visual technology company that develops and manufactures high-end display s read more Technology | Flat Panel Displays | April 06, 2017 Image Diagnostics Inc. Introduces ilex55 Mobile Multimodality Monitor System System allows more flexibility for procedures while offering increased image quality and size Technology | Flat Panel Displays | May 17, 2019 Tru-Vu Monitors Releases New Medical-Grade Touch Screen Display Tru-Vu Monitors released the new MMZBTP-21.5G-X 21.5” medical-grade touch screen monitor. It is certified to both UL… read more News | Advanced Visualization | April 26, 2019 California Hospital Adds Machine-Vision Image Guided Surgery Platform to New Operating Suites Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute at Hoag in Newport Beach, Calif., announced the addition of the 7D Surgical… read more News | Oncology Diagnostics | February 06, 2019 Oxford University Hospitals Employs Barco Synergi for Multi-disciplinary Cancer Conferences Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) is trialing clinical collaboration technology from Barco for its Multi-disciplinary… read more center_img Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | February 14, 2019 Medivis Launches SurgicalAR Augmented Reality Platform Medical imaging and visualization company Medivis officially unveiled SurgicalAR, its augmented reality (AR) technology… read more 50 Years of Innovative Visual TechnologyEIZO, which means image in Japanese, is a visual technology company that develops and manufactures high-end display solutions. 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News | Flat Panel Displays | June 18, 2019 Double Black Imaging Announces Expanded Display Line and Ergonomic Workstation Solutions Double Black Imaging (DBI) and their Image Systems Division are releasing their new clinical and diagnostic display… read more The DBI CL8MPS from Double Black Imaging Feature | Flat Panel Displays | April 11, 2019 | By Melinda Taschetta-Millane Flat Panels to Help Enhance and Streamline Workflow The flat panel display market shows signs of maturing, however many new applications are available that can help to s read more Photo courtesy of US Electronics Technology | Flat Panel Displays | December 06, 2018 USEI Introduces Windows-Based iPad Medical Imaging Viewing Solution at RSNA 2018 U.S. Electronics Inc. (USEI) recently announced the release of what it calls the world’s first Windows-compatible… read morelast_img read more