first_img Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 25:54 — 12.2MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSThere’s nobody more committed to the free enterprise system than Bob Burg. You can find him talking passionately about the subject in almost every setting he’s in. Why? Because he believes in the good that the free enterprise system makes in the world. On this episode you’re going to hear Bob define in detail what the free enterprise system is, how you can benefit from it, and why being a Go-Giver (the title of his newest book) is the only way you’ll build a long terms sales career in a free enterprise system. Bob’s passion is contagious and his wisdom is unmistakeable. Take the time to listen to this one.What IS free enterprise? Find out with Bob Burg on this episodeClick To TweetWhat IS free enterprise?There are all kinds of twisted notions about the system we call “free enterprise.” From greed and pushy sales techniques to those “evil rich” people, the philosophy of free enterprise has been colored in every shade but the truth. But it’s really not that complicated. The basic premise is that both parties in any monetary transaction are “free” to engage in the transaction (nobody is being coerced) and the transaction happens when each deems that the transaction would give them the value they are seeking. How does that happen? Bob Burg explains it as only he can, on this episode of In The Arena.Why a Go-Giver fits the free enterprise economic system.In Bob Burg’s most recent book, “The Go Giver,” he tells a modern parable highlighting 5 important principles that need to exist in any transaction in order for everyone involved to walk away with the value they were seeking in the first place. The main shift that most people need to make in order to be the kind of person who can make that happen is a mental shift. You have to adjust your focus from taking, to giving – and though it seems counterintuitive it will make perfect sense after you hear Bob explain it, so be sure you listen.Why a Go-Giver fits the free enterprise economic systemClick To TweetDo salespeople have a right to make a profit?When asked if those in professional sales have a right to profit from the work they do in bringing solutions to the problems their prospects have. Bob Burg says that it’s not so much an issue of “right” as it is an issue of what they deserve. Are they creating the level of value (or greater) that the prospect is looking for? If so, the prospect will gladly part with their money to receive the solution to their problem. If not, the salesperson has not made the case for why their solution is the one that is of greatest value to the prospect. It may sound confusing but it’s actually very simple, and Bob explains it clearly in this conversation.Do you have what it takes to be a Go-giver?One of the most beautiful things about the free enterprise system is that it rewards good behavior. Those who focus on adding maximum value to their prospects, customers, or clients are the ones who benefit the most. It’s a win-win scenario for both salesperson and customer. Bob Burg’s insight into this Go-giver philosophy is not to be missed, so set aside some time on your commute or during your workout to hear this conversation with Anthony. One little shift in your focus could exponentially grow your level of sales success.Do you have what it takes to be a Go-giver? Find out from Bob Burg on this episodeClick To TweetOutline of this great episode Anthony’s introduction of Bob Burg. What it means to be a Go-giver and why it matters in sales. Why the idea of being a Go-giver is being received more these days. Why low prices is not a good idea. Do salespeople have a right to make a profit from adding great value? The reasons people discount their inner value. Influence is an attraction, not a coercion. The key thing to do with Bob’s book, The Go-Giver.Resources & Links mentioned in this episodeBob Burg’s Website159184200X0071462074 03160179300671700758074326951914423457211442345721The theme song “Into the Arena” is written and produced by Chris Sernel. You can find it on SoundcloudConnect with AnthonyWebsite: www.TheSalesBlog.comYoutube: Plus: Tweets you can use to share this episodeDo salespeople have a right to make a profit? Bob Burg says “yes” under one conditionClick To TweetFind out how to be the most effective influencer on your sales team, on this episodeClick To Tweetlast_img read more

first_imgThe special CBI court in Ranchi on Thursday deferred pronouncing the quantum of sentence against Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad and 15 other accused in a fodder scam case for the second consecutive day and indicated that it could be done through video conference on Friday.Mr. Prasad said he has no problem appearing in court.In a crowded court-room the CBI court judge Shiv Pal Singh said he would deliver the sentence in alphabetical order and asked the RJD chief to leave the court as his number would come up on Friday. The judge also said that he would decide on Friday whether the sentence would be given over video conference or in court. Responding to him, Mr. Prasad said he was for personal appearance and gave an assurance there would be no slogans raised in the courtroom by his supporters.Agency reports said the CBI judge also said that he had received phone calls from the RJD chief’s well-wishers but he should not worry as he would only follow the law. The judge, however, did not elaborate from whom he had received the calls, said the reports.‘I am innocent’However, lawyers who were present in the courtroom told the media Mr. Prasad told the judge that he was innocent and should be acquitted. Mr. Prasad and the judge also exchanged a few sentences in a lighter vein, they said.Later, amid tight security Mr. Prasad returned to the Birsa Munda Central jail of Ranchi where he, along with the other convicts in the case, is lodged.The case, RC 64(A)/96, pertains to the fraudulent withdrawal of ₹84.5 crore from Deoghar (now in Jharkhand) treasury between 1991-1994.Like the last two days, a large number of RJD leaders and workers were present outside the jail gate and on the court premises.“We’ll stay here even on Friday…he (Lalu Prasad) is our leader…how can we leave him here all alone,” said RJD leader and party legislator Vijay Prakash.Senior party leader Raghuvansh Prasad too was present on the court premises giving bites to local news channels. However, no family member of Mr. Lalu Prasad was around. Party sources said they were busy offering prayers at temples in Patna.On Wednesday the court issued contempt notices to senior RJD leaders Raghuvansh Prasad, Shivanand Tiwari, leader of opposition Tejaswi Yadav and Congress spokesperson Manish Tiwari for criticising the court verdict in the media on December 23. The RJD leaders said they would respond to the notice when they receive it.‘One to seven years’Meanwhile, legal luminaries told The Hindu that for the sections under which Mr. Prasad has been convicted, the quantum of imprisonment could be a minimum of one year to maximum seven years.“But, it all depends on the evidence collected by the court and how the judge observes and interprets it,” said Patna-based lawyer Y.V. Giri.In Patna, the RJD leaders have been saying, “Come what may, the party is ready for the next battle to chase away fascist forces from the country and the State as well.”last_img read more

first_imgCommenting on Defence Minister Manohar Parrikars speech Commenting on Defence Minister Manohar Parrikars speech in Rajya Sabha on the helicopter deal, Shourie used a Hindi metaphor to say it was like digging a mountain to find not a mouse, but an “invisible chouha (mouse)”. He compared Modis two years as prime minister “as a boxing match with everybody” and said that he had not “had the focus we expected of him”. This was a “great opportunity completely missed”, he added. The press release quoted the former minister as saying that one of the problems was that Modi “is getting inputs from very few people and they are, additionally, the people he has chosen”. Shourie saw “a clear line of logic” that linked ghar- wapsi, love-jihad, beef ban, the return of awards, the campaign against anti-nationalism, the focus on Bharat Mata ki jai and student protests. This was “deliberately orchestrated by the government”. Shourie said the intention was to create “confrontation and polarisation” as he accused Modi of deliberately dividing India, calling it a policy of “divide and rule”. While accepting that under Modi corruption at the Centre had diminished or disappeared, he said that nothing was deliberately done in the states, citing Vyapam scandal in Madhya Pradesh, Lalit Modi episode and Saradha scam. The former minister described as “unconstitutional” the imposition of Presidents rule in two Congress-ruled states of Uttarakhand and Arunachal Pradesh. The “deliberate” BJP policy of attracting and inviting defectors would “undermine” the party, he said. Shourie was sharply critical of Modis handling of relations with Pakistan, saying, “we have made fools of ourselves in the eyes of Pakistan”. PTI VSCadvertisementlast_img read more

first_img(Eds: Recasts overnight story) Bengaluru, Jun 19 (PTI) Expressing concern over “dynastic approaches” in various important areas, including politics, BJP MP Varun Gandhi said this was closing the doors of opportunity for the common man.He was addressing an event on ‘The road to India’s Future: Opportunities and Challenges’, organised by the Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industries here yesterday.”How do we open the doors to more people in politics? Everybody knows that politics has dynastic approaches. There are certain families in every state, district, and country that are prominent. It is unfortunate, but true,” he said.The BJP MP lamented that no important sector was devoid of this phenomenon.Gandhi said if one today looked at the film industry, sports fraternity, politics and industry, almost all doors were closed to the common man.”If you are a talented young person growing up in a small town and you have immense talent and courage, ability what will you do? Sometimes it is just wasted. It saddens me,” said Gandhi who hails from the Nehru family.He, however, admitted that he would not have grown politically if he had not come from a political dynasty.Speaking about the poor pace of innovation in India, Gandhi said there was a lack of funding.While China spends three per cent of its GDP on research and development, India’s share is a meagre 0.6 per cent, he said.Another reason for faltering in innovation was that 93 per cent of start-ups failed in India mainly because investors did not give sufficient time to let the ventures grow, the BJP leader claimed.advertisementGandhi said the education system needs a reform where P.hd research should be linked to industry and innovation.He also underlined the need to make education accessible to all.Gandhi also spoke about environmental hazards, citing the examples of landfill sites at Dera and Bandhwari village of Faridabad and Gurgaon, the two satellite towns of Delhi.The shutdown of the waste treatment plants in these towns had resulted in most people getting serious ailments, he claimed. PTI GMS APR ROH ANBANBlast_img read more

first_imgThere’s a few days left for Sioux City high school and middle school students to apply for the Police Department’s summer Youth Academy.Jadyn Blankenship of North High School took part in 2016:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……..things like that. :14Spokesperson Rita Donnelly says the student must be age 14 or older and the academy is limited to 22 students:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……..of our officers. :16Applications are available through the School Resource Officers or the Guidance Office at all of the Sioux City High Schools and Middle Schools, as well as Police Headquarters.The academy starts May 30th and the deadline for applications is Thursday, May 4th.last_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal boss Emery: Very young Guendouzi offers many thingsby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery is delighted with the impact of Matteo Guendouzi.Guendouzi was booked for the fourth time this season in the feisty 3-1 win over Burnley.That was the 19-year-old’s 15th Premier League appearance of a season which began with him excelling even in defeat to Manchester City and has seen him establish himself as the latest youngster to take Arsenal by storm.“I am very happy with Matteo, he’s improving a lot and helping us,” said Emery. “He gives us a lot of moments in the team with combination and quality, with the possibility to play with our style.“He needs to improve more, to continue his progress with us. He’s very young.” last_img read more

first_imgVirat Kohli and Rohit Sharma clinch ODI series for India vs New ZealandIndia vs New Zealand: Rohit Sharma (62) and Virat Kohli (60) helped India chase down 244 against New Zealand in the 3rd ODI at Mount Maunganui. India have taken an invincible 3-0 lead in the five-match seriesadvertisement Rajarshi Gupta Mount MaunganuiJanuary 28, 2019UPDATED: January 28, 2019 16:50 IST Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma scored fifties to help India win the 3rd ODI (@BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia beat New Zealand by 8 wickets to take an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the 5-match ODI seriesRohit scored 62, Kohli scored 60 as India chased down 244 in the 3rd ODIMohammed Shami was the pick of India’s bowlers with figures of 3 for 413rd ODI, Brief Scores: India (244/3) beat New Zealand (243) by 7 wickets to take an unbeatable 3-0 series lead. Rohit (62), Kohli (60), Rayudu (40*). (SCORECARD)Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli hit fifties as India chased down 244 in the third ODI at Mount Maunganui on Monday to take an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the five-match series. Rohit scored a fine 62 off 77 balls while Kohli made 60 off 74 balls – the pair added 113 for the second wicket.New Zealand would be thoroughly disappointed with this performance. They had batted and bowled poorly in Napier last Wednesday and at Mount Maunganui on Saturday. Kane Williamson would have expected his men to bounce back strongly with the series on the line but barring Ross Taylor (93) and Tom Latham (51), the batsmen showed no fight.It was always going to be nearly impossible to defend a paltry 244 against a star-studded Indian batting line-up. Even without MS Dhoni in their ranks, India have enough firepower to chase down such middling totals without seemingly breaking a sweat.India vs New Zealand 3rd ODI: HighlightsRohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan began aggressively and added 39 for the opening wicket before Dhawan fell to Trent Boult for 28. Virat Kohli then joined Rohit in the middle as India marched towards their second successive series win this year.Virat Kohli is now the only Indian captain to win back-to-back ODI series in Australia and New Zealand.Finishing touches courtesy @DineshKarthik & @RayuduAmbati after half centuries from @ImRo45 & @imVkohli takes #TeamIndia to a 7-wicket win in the 3rd ODI. 3-0 #NZvIND (@BCCI) January 28, 2019Rohit and Kohli missed out on hundreds but both men still managed to reach significant landmarks.Rohit Sharma equalled MS Dhoni’s record for most ODI sixes for India and became the fourth fastest Indian after Virat Kohli, Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar to reach 10,000 List A runs.Meanwhile, Virat Kohli hit his 100th List A fifty, becoming the fifth Indian to do so after Tendulkar, Ganguly, MS Dhoni and Rahul Dravid.After Kohli was dismissed in the 32nd over, Ambati Rayudu (40) and Dinesh Karthik (38) saw India through.Earlier, New Zealand got off to another poor start after opting to bat. Colin Munro fell to Mohammed Shami in the second over of the innings before Bhuvneshwar Kumar removed Martin Guptill.Kane Williamson was dismissed by Yuzvendra Chahal for 28 which meant Ross Taylor had to step up and play a big innigs. He was involved in a 119-run stand with Tom Latham but once Chahal broke the partnership in the 38th over, the New Zealand innings crumbled.Shami was once again India’s best bowler on show and starred with figures of 3 for 41 while Bhuvneshwar, Hardik Pandya and Chahal picked two wickets apiece.India will next take on New Zealand on January 31 in the fourth ODI in Hamilton.Also Read | Hardik Pandya wants to forget what happened, was terrific in 3rd ODI: Sunil GavaskarAlso Read | Come on yaar: Hardik Pandya furious with Shikhar Dhawan’s fielding effortAlso Read | Dinesh Karthik is an ODI wicketkeeper after nearly 5 yearsFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Virat KohliFollow Rohit SharmaFollow India vs New ZealandFollow 3rd ODIFollow Bay OvalFollow Mount MaunganuiFollow Mount Maunganui ODIFollow Mohammed ShamiFollow Dinesh KarthikFollow Ambati Rayudulast_img read more

first_imgJakarta: Taiwan shuttler Chou Tien-chen won the men’s singles at the Indonesia Open badminton tournament Sunday, his first title in a Super 1000 level event. The world number three became the first Taiwanese to win the title at the Indonesia Open, after defeating Denmark’s Anders Antonsen 21-18, 24-26, 21-15 in 91 minutes. “It was a good game, both of us pressured each other for 90 minutes, it was a long game … and exhausting,” the 29-year-old said through an interpreter after the match. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhMeanwhile, in the women’s doubles, Japanese duo Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota beat their compatriots Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi 21-16, 21-18. In an all-Chinese mixed doubles, Zheng Siwei and Huang Yaqiong outclassed Wang Yilyu and Huang Dongping 21-13, 21-18 to clinch the title. The men’s doubles final was an all-Indonesian affair with the world’s top-ranked pair Marcus Gideon and Kevin Sukamuljo besting Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan 21-19 and 21-16. The powerhouse duo — affectionately dubbed the “Minions” after the yellow characters in a popular 2015 animated film — praised their opponents and fellow countrymen for their fast-paced game. “We were very lucky in the first game, we relied a lot on luck. It was extremely difficult to predict their moves,” Sukamuljo told a press conference.last_img read more

first_imgThe Foot Locker Foundation joined together a diverse and star-studded set of members of the athletic industry for its 16th annual “On Our Feet” fundraising gala.Victor Cruz and Aly Raisman lend their support at the Foot Locker Foundation’s 16th annual On Our Feet Fundraising GalaThe event, which took place on Tuesday, October 18 at New York City’s Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers, will benefit educational and other youth initiatives supported by the Foot Locker Foundation.“As a company, we have a responsibility to give back, and that’s why we’ve made Community one of our core values,” said Dick Johnson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Foot Locker, Inc. “We believe that education is critical to being successful. This signature event fuels our ability to provide funding for programs such as The Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program and our long-standing scholarship with UNCF, and allows remarkable student athletes to develop great skills, expand their horizons and become future leaders across the globe.”Executives from the sports industry, professional athletes, and celebrities joined athletic footwear and apparel companies including Nike, Converse, adidas, Puma and Under Armour, to name a few, to lend their support to this important cause. Celebrity guests, including Victor Cruz (NY Giants), Matt Forté (NY Jets), Chazz Palminteri (Actor), Aly Raisman (Olympic Gold Medalist), Walt “Clyde” Frazier (NBA Legend), and Brook Lopez (Brooklyn Nets), were among those who attended the evening’s festivities. All guests wore traditional black-tie attire while sporting their favorite pair of sneakers.The Foot Locker Foundation, Inc. is the charitable arm of Foot Locker, Inc., a specialty athletic retailer that operates approximately 3,400 stores in 23 countries in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Over the years, the Foot Locker Foundation, Inc. has developed significant partnerships and programs to improve and enrich the educational, health and sports opportunities for youth across the country, and has awarded over 900 scholarships to outstanding students through all of its programs. On Our Feet has raised more than $17 million to support our youth since its inception.Launched in 2011, the Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program each year awards $20,000 college scholarships to 20 exceptional students, who demonstrate academic excellence and exemplify strong leadership skills both in sports and within their communities. In addition, one of the 20 students will be awarded the Ken C. Hicks Scholarship in honor of the organization’s former Chairman and CEO, who played an instrumental role in the development of the program. The scholarship recipient will receive additional funding for exemplifying elevated academic achievement, personal passion, and a true love of the game. Students can apply online or be nominated by teachers, coaches, mentors, family or friends by visiting Applications close December 16, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. (EST).UNCF (United Negro College Fund) is the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization. To serve youth, the community and the nation, UNCF supports students’ education and development through scholarships and other programs, strengthens its 37 member colleges and universities, and advocates for the importance of minority education and college readiness. UNCF institutions and other historically black colleges and universities are highly effective, awarding nearly 20 percent of African American baccalaureate degrees. UNCF awards more than $100 million in scholarships annually and administers more than 400 programs, including scholarship, internship and fellowship, mentoring, summer enrichment, and curriculum and faculty development programs. Today, UNCF supports more than 60,000 students at over 1,100 colleges and universities. Its logo features the UNCF torch of leadership in education and its widely recognized motto, “A mind is a terrible thing to waste, but a wonderful thing to invest in.” Learn more at read more

first_imgNew Delhi: A major fire broke out at a rubber godown in northwest Delhi’s Siras Pur area on Sunday, a senior official of the Delhi Fire Service said.The Delhi Fire Service received information about the incident at 7.34 am and 25 fire tenders were rushed to the spot. The fire was controlled by 10.50 am and no casualty was reported, the official said. The cause of the fire was yet to be ascertained, he added. Recently, a massive fire broke out at an apparel showroom in Uttam Nagar area of Delhi in early hours on Friday. The Delhi Fire Services official said that no casualty was reported from the blaze which takes several hours for dousing.last_img read more

Briefing the press in Kinshasa, Kenzo Oshima, the Under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, said international and local non-governmental organizations were working in “extremely difficult conditions,” without access to the most vulnerable segment of the Congolese population because of geographical obstacles, poor infrastructure and lack of adequate security. “I have shared my concerns with Government officials, as well as representatives of the RCD [Congolese Rally for Democracy] and the FLC [Congolese Liberation Front] who all pledged to facilitate access to vulnerable people,” he told the press.Mr. Oshima also said he had obtained an agreement to put into place a mechanism of dialogue between the Government and humanitarian actors in the DRC. The Under Secretary-General welcomed the Government’s declaration on 24 March authorizing freedom of movement of goods and people in the territory as a “very positive step” – one made in the spirit of the Lusaka Accord.Meanwhile the head of the UN mission in the DRC (MONUC), Kamel Morjane, and Force Commander General Mountaga Diallo were in Goma yesterday to review with officials of the rebel RCD the difficulties delaying their verification exercise in Kalemie. The RCD leadership promised to lift all “technical and administrative” obstacles in order to let UN observers do their work in the best possible conditions, MONUC said. The two sides confirmed the arrival of 100 Moroccan troops as the first group of a contingent of 380 men to be deployed to Kisangani between 15 and 16 April. Mr. Morjane and General Diallo also plan to visit Jean-Pierre Bemba, leader of the Congolese Liberation Movement (MLC), to finalize the deployment of extra military observers in areas where the rebel group is expected to pull out.According to the UN Mission, the verification of the disengagement of government troops will start tomorrow in Kananga, one of the four Sector Headquarters. read more

About 155,000 tonnes of food assistance will be needed to ward off severe deficits that are anticipated for displaced populations in parts of southern Sudan, the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said in a joint statement issued in Rome. Shortages are also expected in the western States of Darfur and Kordofan and Red Sea State, where dry spells and early cessation of rain have resulted in the third consecutive reduced crop. An FAO/WFP Crop and Food Supply Assessment Mission, which visited Sudan last fall, found that cereal production in 2001 was about 4.8 million tonnes, up 38 per cent from 2000 and 9 per cent above the average of the preceding five years. The agencies attributed the increase to Government encouragement and favourable weather in many regions. Although the availability of cereals in 2002 will be markedly improved, the Mission warned that the sharp fall in sorghum prices in major producing areas could result in financial ruin for farmers and substantial reductions in area planted next year. “Food aid requirements should be procured locally to the extent possible. Rapid intervention in moving grain from surplus to deficit accessible areas is vital to help vulnerable groups and to stabilize prices,” the UN agencies said. read more

Province uncorks rules to licence VQA wineries in B.C. grocery stores VANCOUVER – Grocery stores hoping to sell British Columbia’s high-quality wines, ciders and sake will have to bid against each other for the chance to apply for a licence.The province has released details of the next step in moving some sales of 100 per cent B.C. wines onto designated shelves in specific supermarkets.The right to apply for a licence to sell the alcohol will be auctioned off through BC Auction, with the first round in late April.Only grocery stores that meet strict criteria will be eligible to bid, and they’ll have to go through a registration and pre-screening process before paying a $25,000 deposit for every licence they are seeking.The process is the second part of B.C.’s proposed revision of liquor sales involving VQA — or Vintners Quality Alliance — wineries.It adds to the store-within-a-store model, where private liquor licences are transferred into a grocery store, which can then operate a stand-alone liquor store within its premises. by The Canadian Press Posted Feb 18, 2016 1:07 pm MDT Last Updated Feb 18, 2016 at 2:09 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

by The Associated Press Posted Apr 4, 2016 9:27 am MDT Last Updated Apr 4, 2016 at 10:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Soul Train brand acquired by Viacom’s BET Networks NEW YORK, N.Y. – Soul Train is on track for acquisition by BET Networks, the company announced Monday.Assets acquired include one of the largest libraries of African-American, music-oriented content in the world, including over 1,100 television episodes and 40 television specials, the company said.Owning Soul Train’s intellectual property will allow BET to further build on the success of the Soul Train Awards, which BET re-launched in 2009, and strengthens the network’s commitment to original content.Richard Gay, BET’s executive vice-president of strategy and operations, pointed to a Broadway play and a concert tour as examples of Soul Train-related opportunities ahead.Soul Train, whose eponymous series began syndication in 1971, has been acquired from InterMedia Partners and The Yucaipa Companies.BET Networks is a division of Viacom. read more

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first_img Updated Apr 15th 2019, 1:38 PM DUN LAOGHAIRE-RATHDOWN County Council has said it made the decision to cancel a drag storytelling event at a library due to degrading comments made online about the performers and staff. The family event was being organised by drag collective Glitter Hole, which has run Drag Story Time events for children three times previously at various locations, including at the International Literary Festival Dublin last summer.The group said the response to these events has “always been entirely positive”.This morning Glitter Hole criticised the council’s initial statement about the cancellation of the event, accusing the council of labeling “the queer people the risk in this scenario”.The group said the reason for the cancellation was health and safety after a barrage of hateful comments directed at it over the weekend, but the council’s statement last night made no reference to this. Instead, it cited a review of the age appropriateness of the event as the reason. However in a new statement following queries from, the council said it wanted to clarify that the cancellation was “due to our significant concern at the high level of degrading, inappropriate comments on social media about the performers and library staff”. ‘Violent homophobia’Glitter Hole said it was contacted by the council last month and asked to put on one of its drag storytelling performances on 26 June for this year’s Pride festival. It was due to take place at Deansgrange Library.It said over the past weekend it had been “inundated with extremely violent homophobia from a frighteningly large group of bigots who believe that a few drag queens reading books to children amounts to child abuse”. Short URL The library decided that the event was a safety risk, which we accepted given the scale and gravity of the vitriol that was being spewed on twitter. However, the statement issued by DLR last night cites ‘age appropriateness’ as their reason for cancellation.The council’s first statement had said: “This event was programmed as an age appropriate, family-friendly story time session. However, following a review in terms of age appropriateness, this event will not now go ahead at this time, and may be rescheduled as part of a future Book Festival lineup.”Glitter Hole said the implication of this statement was that the content of its drag shows for adults had deemed its performers inappropriate children’s storytellers.“There is no mention in this statement of the safety concerns for the performers or audience of the event due to the ongoing abuse we’re receiving online,” the group’s statement said this morning.“The irony is that we were booked for Pride and yet DLR have responded to the hate speech we have received by deciding we are not age appropriate performers.”In its new statement this afternoon, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council said health and safety is at the forefront of its concerns. “We would like to reassure the public that this event is age-appropriate and family-friendly.”The council said its libraries “object to homophobia in all its forms” and that it reserves the right to remove content or comments on its social media platforms that “may be considered offensive, abusive or defamatory”. “DLR Libraries remains safe, inclusive and welcoming places for all and offer a diverse, cultural programme.” Apr 15th 2019, 11:50 AM Image: Glitter Hole 42,465 Views 163 Comments The group said the response to these events in the past has “always been entirely positive”. Image: Glitter Hole By Michelle Hennessy Share497 Tweet Email Council says drag storytelling event cancelled due to ‘degrading’ online comments The council had asked the group to put on the event as part of Pride festival celebrations. The group said the response to these events in the past has “always been entirely positive”. Monday 15 Apr 2019, 1:38 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

first_img By Conor McCrave Wednesday 15 May 2019, 9:12 AM NGOs delivered almost 40% of social housing last year, report shows The Irish Council for Social Housing called on the Land Development Agency to be operational as a matter of urgency. Share47 Tweet Email 12,774 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article May 15th 2019, 9:12 AM Image: Eamonn Farrell ALMOST 40% OF social housing developed in Ireland last year was provided by non-governmental housing bodies, a new report has shown. An annual activity report from the Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH) showed 3,219 social homes were provided by approved housing bodies (AHB) resulting in 4,000 less households on social housing waiting lists. Some 54% of those homes were new builds, while 33% were acquisitions and 13% were properties which were leased to accommodate those needing social housing. It brings the total number of homes developed by AHBs to 6,697 since 2016However, Donal McManus, chief executive of the ICSH said there was an urgency behind making the National land Development Agency operational to acquire lands which can be used to develop more homes. Legislation for the agency, which was initiated in September 2018, has not yet been published.“The agency will have a commercial remit like NAMA, so it is really important that the legislation is open to public scrutiny as soon as possible.“We’re also calling for the LDA to ring-fence at least 30% of housing on state lands for social housing and 20% for affordable housing, so both local authorities and housing associations can deliver at the scale required.”A report from Social Justice Ireland has previously shown 45% of local authorities failed to meet build targets set out under the rebuilding Ireland.That report also recommended utilising lands owned by local authorities in order to achieve targets, while also calling for the ring-fencing of “receipts from housing and land sales for the provision of increased social and affordable housing”. McManus said the AHBs which have been set building targets by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government were on-track to exceed targeted delivery numbers. “Figures reflect the dedication of our member organisations in responding to housing need across Ireland,” he said. “Rebuilding Ireland’s 2018 construction and acquisition target for our sector was 2,460 and we exceeded this by delivering 2,805. “We’ve delivered 6,700 homes since Rebuilding Ireland was launched and we expect to reach our 2021 target of 15,000 social homes.“Our current pipeline is almost 5,000 homes, but we need to ensure that any obstacle to delivering on this is removed,” he added.  Short URL Image: Eamonn Farrell 46 Comments last_img read more

first_imgRéchauffement climatique : les maires des grandes villes s’impliquentLe 21 novembre s’est tenu à Mexico le premier sommet mondial des maires sur le climat, au cours duquel un pacte a été signé. Les maires de 138 grandes villes du monde se sont engagés à réduire les émissions de gaz à effet de serre.”Nous devons dire à la communauté internationale que c’est dans les villes que se gagnera la bataille pour freiner le réchauffement (climatique)” : c’est par cette phrase que Marcelo Ebrard, maire de Mexico, a inauguré dimanche le sommet des maires sur le climat. Les responsables de 138 villes de 43 pays, dont Paris, Los Angeles, Johannesburg, Buenos Aires, Bogota et Mexico, ont signé un pacte, “tout premier registre international des initiatives durables des villes afin de rendre leurs actions transparentes et quantifiables”, selon Bertrand Delanoë, maire de Paris.À lire aussiL’Homme de Néandertal aurait été poussé au cannibalisme… à cause du changement climatiqueUn engagement qui n’est pas nouveau pour les municipalités françaises, comme le rappelle Michel Destot, président de l’Association des maires des grandes villes de France (AMGVF) : “Plus de la moitié des collectivités locales sont impliquées dans un plan climat et un tiers d’entre elles ont signé la convention des maires qui les contraint à réduire d’au moins 20 % les émissions de gaz à effet de serre d’ici à 2020, par le biais de politiques locales de transport, d’urbanisme, de gestion de déchets et d’énergie”.Le “pacte de Mexico” sera transmis, comme un signe fort d’engagement, à la conférence de l’ONU sur le climat qui se tiendra du 29 novembre au 10 décembre à Cancun, au Mexique. Une conférence censée rattraper l’échec du sommet de Copenhague, grâce à des propositions plus “mesurées”.Le 23 novembre 2010 à 13:11 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_imgStay on target Buy This Comic: DEATH ORB #1Buy This Comic: MAN-EATERS #1 “As if being an awkward, bullied 15-year-old isn’t bad enough, “Fergie” Ferguson suddenly discovers he can see dead people. Well, one dead person specifically—the ghost of a certain punk rocker named Sid. Sid’s spirit was trapped in London’s Heathrow Airport for 40 years until the day he met Fergie. Sid’s ghost is now stuck to Fergie—as if Fergie doesn’t have enough on his plate, being raised by a single mum whose idea of parenting is strictly fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants. Now Fergie has to contend with an unruly ghost sidekick and some weird, uncontrollable new “abilities.” How does the father Fergie never knew fit into this mayhem? And why is the Department for Extra-Usual Affairs showing an interest? Never Mind the Bollocks—all of this plus fish fingers, chunky chips, and endless pints of anarchy in the new monthly series PUNKS NOT DEAD!”PUNK’S NOT DEAD #1(W): David Barnett (A): Martin Simmonds (L): Aditya Bidikar (CF): Dee CunniffeIf you’re looking for the most mysterious, yet insanely intriguing debut of a new series, look no further than Punk’s Not Dead. This comic was one of Geek’s picks for comics we’re looking forward to. Let me tell you; It did not disappoint. Punk’s Not Dead is created by writer David Barnett and artist Martin Simmonds, with Aditya Bidikar on letters and Dee Cunniffe covering color flats. With Punk’s Not Dead, Black Crown becomes solid with its comic footing. They’re allowing their arsenal of creators to tell their stories with one boot on the ground and the other in your head.via IDW/Black CrownDavid Barnett writes Punk’s Not Dead with an enigma, outlined with secrets and layers of problems attached. It’s a treat of “what the hell” and I’m ready to chow down on. It’s outstanding how he brings all of these elements together. He challenges the reader. Inviting us along the journey, but cluttering up the information and keeping us at arm’s length to let it unfold before you. With this, Barnett creates one great solid story that will no doubt leave you a bit confused.However, Punk’s Not Dead will have you grasping to find out what’s happening in this world and how it all will come together. That’s the beauty of this first issue and Barnett’s writing. It leaves you with scattered information and you don’t know how things come together just yet. You’ll be willing to continue because of the characters he presents within the story.Punk’s Not Dead treats you with an array of captivating and amusing characters. We’re introduced to these odd creatures from the start. Our main 15-year-old protagonist Fergie and his punk rock ghost, Sid. Dorothy Culpepper, the strange woman from Extra-Usual Affairs and her newest recruit, Asif Baig. These characters are not only eccentric but colorful and engrossing, and they instantly catch your eye and attention. Minor characters like Fergie’s mum and the mystery of his dad are enough to keep you holding onto this story in the hopes of finding out more.via IDW/Black CrownBarnett does an incredible job slowly debuting these characters. He brings them together that arouses your curiosity in this largely character-driven story. By the end of the issue, some of those pieces are starting to fall into place. However, the overall story is still a mystery. We’re just scratching the surface of what this story can do.Martin Simmonds’ art is something glorious. His panel perspectives are something I rarely see in comics, but I’d love to see more of. I want to see comics breaking the panel barrier and taking chances with their art to create something 3D (if the story allows for this). As Barnett scrambles the information in his writing, Simmonds does this with his art, creating an extraordinary world in lush details. He gives this comic personality, charm, an endless sense of time and a vast span of bizarro in each panel. Simmonds’ colors are something to behold as well. Accompanied by Dee Cunniffe with color flats, these two present muted, but bright color spectrums that create a feel and look of nostalgia, both mod and punk alike.via IDW/Black CrownAditya Bidikar continues to rule lettering comic by comic. Bidikar’s letters always allow the characters to shine. I notice more and more of his lettering because of this. He has a way of bringing the character their full voice from a script. Bidikar takes the panels and ropes them in, creating the last piece of storytelling. He allows your eyes to move through the mixture chaos without losing your place. Bidikar guides you with his lettering, flowing from panel to panel aimlessly without missing a beat.Punk’s Not Dead #1 is a curiously offbeat, but stunning debut that leaves you guessing. Punk’s Not Dead provides a fun yet complex labyrinth with an unexpected form of chaotic storytelling that knocks you out. This comic is built on the backs of chaos just like the punk gods intended. Punk’s Not Dead #1 is now available on Comixology and your local comic shop.02/21/18 Releases – In addition to PUNK’S NOT DEAD #1, here’s a list of other new titles that came out this week that you should be reading.Mata Hari #1 by Emma Beeby (W), Ariela Kristantina (A), Pat Masioni (C) Dark HorseHeathen #6 by Natasha Alterici (C+W+A) Vault ComicsKong on the Planet of the Apes #4 by Ryan Ferrier (W), Carlos Magno (A), Alex Guimaraes (C), Ed Dukeshire (L), Mike Huddleston (CA) BOOM! StudiosIce Cream Man #2 by W. Maxwell Prince (W), Martin Morazzo (A), Chris O’ Halloran (C) Good Old Neon (L) Image ComicsBlack Panther Annual #1 by Matt Kindt (W), Tyler Jenkins (I), Jim Campbell (L) Marvel ComicsLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

first_imgBy Sulayman Bah Ghana premier league side Inter Allies has finally unveiled new acquisition Gambia’s Michael Touray. Touray signed for the Glo club end of last month on a season-long loan deal from Gambia Football Federation former domestic league champions Real de Banjul.Touray’s signing carries a weight of expectation with the forward tipped to bolster Inter Allies audacious ambition to clinch the title after having to contend with finishing fourth place the previous season. Michael will hope his boisterous form for Banjul-based Parent club Real translates at Inter Allies with a permanent deal after end of the season is possible.last_img read more