December 9

How to Be a Yes Woman (or Man)

first_imgThere are some people who have wired themselves to say “no.” There is no risk that is worth taking. There is no new initiative that is worth pursuing. There are no changes worth making. If they get to weigh in on a decision, their answer is universally “no.” These “No men” and “No women” are worse than the Devil’s Advocate. They don’t point out an idea’s weakness; they actively work to make sure it is never brought to life.In a world of accelerating disruptive change, ideas are the currency of growth—and, if we are being honest, survival. Even though there are plenty of bad ideas, there is a good reason to say “yes” to new ideas, to try things, and to iterate.Find the GoodInstead of reflexively saying “no” to a new idea, look for what’s right about the idea. What makes the idea interesting? How does it change things that might allow you to do better work in the future? What would your clients value in this idea—even an idea that would, at first anyway, make them uncomfortable?By looking to see what’s good, you give yourself and your team permission to explore is further.Ask HowGood ideas are a dime a dozen. Bad ideas can be had for even less. Without the ability to execute, no idea is a good idea. But the most unlikely, unreasonable, and difficult ideas sometimes turn out to be solid gold. More still, the idea that you resist and refuse might be the very idea your competitor figures out how to use to leapfrog you.Instead of “no,” ask “how?” Instead of finding reasons you can’t do something, explore how you could do what is being proposed. Even if it means you have to collaborate and make changes. Even if it means you have to do it in stages or phases. Even if it means you have to play politics.Say YesYour job is to find ideas that will improve your results and bring them to life. Saying “no” means you cut yourself off from the very things that will propel you into the future. Instead of trying to say “no,” find a way 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

December 3

Haryana bans release of ‘Padmavat’

first_imgThe Haryana government on Tuesday decided to ban the screening of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s controversial film Padmavat in the State.Finance Minister Captain Abhimanya said a decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of the State Cabinet that was chaired by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar. Mr. Khattar had earlier gone on record saying, “Nobody would be allowed to hurt the sentiments of people belonging to a particular community.”Health ServicesMr. Abhimanyu said to improve health services in the State, the Cabinet has decided to promulgate an ordinance for Adoption of Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulation) Act, 2010, enacted by the Central Government.He said that a decision to this effect was necessitated as there was no legislation in the State to regulate and register the clinical establishments in order to ensure minimum standards of facilities and services for providing quality health care.“The Ordinance will cover the clinical establishments having more than 50 beds. The effective implementation of the Act will ensure that clinical establishments in the State adopt ethical medical practices in treatment and patient care. Effective action can be taken against clinical establishments indulging in fraudulent or unethical practices under the Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulation) Act, 2010.” he said. The cabinet also approved the Haryana State Administrative Tribunal (Procedure) Rules, 2017 to pave the way for the setting up of State Administrative Tribunal (SAT).“The establishment of SAT will prove advantageous and essential in view of the increasing number of court cases, particularly relating to service matters and disputes of employees,” an official statement said.last_img read more

December 1

Jharkhand MLA gets 18-month jail term

first_imgDhullo Mahto, the Bharatiya Janat Party MLA from Baghmara in Dhanbad district of Jharkhand, and four others were convicted by a local court on Wednesday and sentenced to 18 months in jail for helping a person flee from police custody.One acquittedSub-Divisional Magistrate Shikha Agrawal found the five guilty under Indian Penal Code sections 353 (assault to deter a public servant from discharge of his duty) and 325 (punishment for voluntarily causing grievous hurt) but acquitted another accused. Bail grantedThe court, however, granted bail to all the five convicts on the condition that each should furnish a surety bond of ₹10,000.The incident happened on May 12, 2013, when a man named Rajesh Gupta was arrested on a court’s order. Mahto and his supporters reached the police station, attacked the policemen and took away Gupta forcibly. He was again arrested a few days later and spent 11 months in jail.The BJP MLA is known for his influence in the coal mining areas of Dhanbad. Several criminal cases have been lodged against him in the district.Twice winnerIn 2009, he won the Assembly poll as a candidate of the Babulal Marandi-led Jharkhand Vikas Morcha. In 2014, he retained the seat but on a BJP ticket. Mahto’s advocate said that his client will challenge the order in Jharkhand High Court.(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

November 30

#KicksStalker: Pop-up store for Filipino sneakerheads

first_imgView comments CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa The LeBron 15 “Ghost” that features Nike’s latest innovations and Air Jordan 32 “Bred” were finally made available to Filipino basketball fans and sneakerheads.In line with the 35th anniversary of the iconic Air Force 1, Reinoso said there are going to be new AF1 drops every Friday at the store.For NBA fans, authentic NBA jerseys and other gear are also available.Titan x Nike pop-up space at Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. Photo by Mark GiongcoTitan x Nike pop-up space at Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. Photo by Mark GiongcoTitan x Nike pop-up space at Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. Photo by Mark GiongcoTitan x Nike pop-up space at Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. Photo by Mark GiongcoTitan x Nike pop-up space at Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. Photo by Mark GiongcoTitan x Nike pop-up space at Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. Photo by Mark GiongcoTitan x Nike pop-up space at Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. Photo by Mark GiongcoTitan x Nike pop-up space at Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. Photo by Mark GiongcoTitan x Nike pop-up space at Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. Photo by Mark GiongcoADVERTISEMENT Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:06Palace: Up to MTRCB to ban animated movie Magellan in PH01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC The pop-up space features the best of what Nike and Jordan Brand have to offer.“It’s the destination for basketball for the holidays. We’re open to the public right now just to really celebrate the game and culture of basketball,” said Raoul Reinoso, Co-Founder and special projects director of Titan.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“What to expect really is a lot of basketball product that’s gonna be coming in to the space for the next three months,” he said.The event held on Wednesday night also marked the release of LeBron James’ latest signature shoe and the newest pair from the iconic Jordan lineage. Titan x Nike pop-up space at Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. Photo by Mark GiongcoThere’s a new place in town sneakerheads will love.Nike and Titan, one of the biggest basketball retailers in the country, teamed up for the Titan x Nike pop-up space at Bonifacio Global City in Taguig.ADVERTISEMENT Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNPcenter_img Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. No title repeat: Cubs bow out in Game 5 against Dodgers LATEST STORIES MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillionlast_img read more

November 27

I’m not back, was always there, says Manchester City’s Yaya Toure

first_imgManchester City midfielder Yaya Toure says he was “unfairly” criticised last season for a perceived dip in form but insisted he could not care less.The Ivory Coast captain was at his marauding best against West Bromwich Albion, scoring a brace in his club’s Premier League opener on Monday.”For me, I’m quite surprised. Last season was not the best season for us, but second in the table, I think, is not bad at all,” the 32-year-old was quoted as saying by the British media.”There has been a lot of criticism about me but it was not a bad season. Twelve goals and I won the Copa (Africa Cup of Nations) for my country. It’s not bad at all.Also read: New signings settled quickly, United eyeing trophies, says Carrick “I know what I want, I know what I have to do. I don’t care what people are saying about me,” he said.One of the most dominant players in European football when on song, Toure insisted he was “not back”, as had been widely reported.”I’ve always been there. People have to understand football is not talking about one player, it’s about the team. I hope this year is going to be fine for us,” Toure said.Also read: Coach Pellegrini absolutely sure City will win Premier League “The important thing is we have a target. That is to bounce back like we did two seasons ago.”The Premier League is very tough. There’s a very long way to go. There’s 37 more games, we want to be fully aware of all that’s coming,” he said.advertisementCity host champions Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday and the importance of the match is not lost on Toure.”We have a massive game on Sunday against a direct rival. I hope it will be a good one for us,” the former Barcelona player said.”Sunday is going to be tough again — after that we have Everton. I think it is a strong start. We are fully focused this year.”last_img read more

November 26

Pro Kabaddi 2019: Bengaluru Bulls Beat UP Yoddha in Extra-time to Enter Semi-final

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Bengal Warriorsbengaluru bullsdabang delhi kcEliminator First Published: October 14, 2019, 11:06 PM IST Ahmedabad: Pawan Sehrawat did the star turn as defending champions Bengaluru Bulls outwitted UP Yoddha 48-45 in the first eliminator to qualify for the semifinals of the Pro Kabaddi League season seven here on Monday.Star raider Pawan secured 20 raid points as the Bulls fought their way back in front of a packed audience at the EKA Arena to set up a semifinal clash with Dabang Delhi. The UP side dominated the early minutes of a fiercely-contested first-half as Bengaluru struggled to get a stranglehold.Bull’s attack, heavily reliant on Pawan once again, with Rohit Kumar starting in the bench, struggled against well-organised Yoddha defence led by captain Nitesh Kumar.UP had defeated the Bulls both the times they met during the league stages and looked in complete control with Shrikant Jadhav impressing in the raids.UP also had the advantage of momentum, with 23 All-Out in their last 11 matches (the best record in the league), and inflicted an All-Out on the Bulls in the 8th minute to open up a 7-point lead.Nitesh produced stellar tackle in the first move after the All-Out to send Pawan once again to the dugout but the Bulls finally had success in the defence with a successful tackle on Surender Gill with seven minutes remaining.The tackle brought Pawan back on the mat and the High Flyer produced a stunning 3-point Super Raid to halt UP’s dominance in the match.Nitesh did produce a Super Tackle on Pawan with four minutes left to half time but the Bulls, buoyed by Rohit’s presence on the mat, secured their first All-Out with a minute remaining for the break. The half ended 20-17 with UP on top.Bulls dominated the starting minutes of the second half with Mahender Singh coming good in the defence.With the defence scoring points the Bulls sniffer an All-Out and reduced the UP side to two on the mat.But in Nitesh, UP had, arguably, the league’s best defender, and the captain produced two Super Tackles (in the 10th and 11th minute of the half) on Pawan to keep his team in the match and pick up a High 5.Bulls’ Sumit and UP’s Shrikant impressed with their raids as the match entered the final four minutes with UP leading by 8 points.Pawan produced some important raids to clinch an All-Out with four points remaining. Bengaluru had a one point lead going into the final play of the match but Surender made successful raid to level the points and push the point to extra time.UP started the extra time on a high with a two-point raid by Rishank Devadiga that also sent Pawan to the bench but Sumit’s raiding and a team tackle on UP’s Shrikant meant at the half time in extra time there was only one point separating the sides.Pawan produced a stunning 4-point raid to give the defending champions a three point lead but Monu Goyat immediately produced a 2-point raid to make it a one point.But Pawan clinched an All-Out and that was enough to see the defending champions through to the semi-finals. last_img read more

November 18

Giants’ Jason Pierre-Paul to Debut

first_imgEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.— Jason Pierre-Paul will make his season debut for the New York Giants against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, four months after he lost an index finger in a fireworks accident.The two-time Pro Bowl defensive end practiced this week and was added to the active roster Saturday. He played his last game for the Giants in December 2014, and had nine sacks over the last five games for a team-high 12 1/2 for the season.Pierre-Paul lost his finger, among other injuries to his right hand. Pierre-Paul was cleared to return to the field last week after rehabbing and working out near his Florida home.New York placed linebacker Jon Beason on injured reserve because of injuries to his knee and ankle. He played in five games and had his season cut short by injury for the second consecutive year. TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

November 18

Manziel Practices Being Contrite

first_imgBEREA, Ohio — Johnny Manziel didn’t like being punished for partying. He didn’t agree with being benched and isn’t happy it cost him the spotlight of a Monday night game.But now that his punishment’s over, Manziel says he wants to make the most of his new chance to start.And if he doesn’t behave, it may be Johnny Football’s last chance with the Browns.Speaking to reporters for the first time since being demoted last month for off-field behavior, Manziel didn’t apologize for his actions, offered no promises and said he feels fortunate to be back in the starting lineup this week against San Francisco.“I was forced to learn a hard lesson,” he said. “I had to learn the hard way and I’m lucky to be back in the position that I’m in and being the starter again, so I’m definitely not taking that lightly. That’s for sure.”Browns coach Mike Pettine punished Manziel after a video surfaced of the polarizing and popular QB holding a champagne bottle and rapping profane lyrics at a club in Austin, Texas. Manziel had promised the Browns he wouldn’t be a distraction during the team’s bye week and then became one on social media sites.Manziel called the situation “a lapse in judgment” and said he learned his lesson.“Obviously, there’s a way to conduct yourself that 31 other guys in the league do each and every week,” he said. “You have to follow that example and realize that this is a very prestigious situation that I’m in being a starting quarterback in the NFL, so I have to take pride in that and act accordingly.”He had better. Pettine warned that the team won’t stand any more off-field shenanigans.“It would be hard for me to sit here and say, ‘We have a zero-tolerance policy,’” Pettine said. “But if something were to occur, I could imagine that the repercussions would be harsh.”As for his two-game benching, the 23-year-old Manziel made it clear he thought the penalty was excessive.“In coach Pettine’s mind, he thought that was necessary to get the harsh point across to me,” Manziel said. “Did I like it? No. Did I have to sit there with a bad taste in my mouth and accept the consequences for my actions? Sure. I’m just sitting here today very thankful to be back in this role and be back in front of these guys and being in the huddle calling plays again and trying to go out and salvage what’s left of this season and take some pride in these last four games.”Manziel’s start on Dec. 13 will be his first since he passed for a career-high 372 yards against Pittsburgh on Nov. 15. He was named Cleveland’s starter for the final six games before partying away the opportunity.Now he has four games to show how far he’s progressed — to spark a season already up in flames for Cleveland and help the Browns decide whether he can be their future quarterback.“It comes down to pride,” Manziel said. “If people have pride in what they do and their craft. I’m completely bunkered in for these last four weeks and will come in every day and give every ounce of energy to try to win these last four games.”Pettine acknowledged for the first time that the Browns did not understand the depths of Manziel’s problems before they drafted the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner last year.He entered the NFL with a reputation for enjoying nightlife and spent 10-plus weeks in a rehab facility last winter for an unspecified condition.The team did its usual background check on Manziel, but Pettine said were some things the Browns didn’t uncover.“I don’t think we anticipated that his problems, his issues, maybe how deep-rooted they were, the extent of it,” Pettine said. “If you sat in our draft meetings and listened to the background reports on a lot of our guys and you took guys off the board based on that, there would be about five or six magnets left over to pick from.“You have to decide how much of this is maturity? Was it early in his college year? Is it continuing? You do as much research as you can,” he said. “That’s why the draft is hit or miss with so many guys just because of how impossible it is to predict those things as they move forward.”Pettine said he spoke on Dec. 8 with Manziel about the team’s expectations going forward. “I’m a big believer in ‘show me, don’t tell me,’” Pettine said.(TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer) TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

November 16

Oklahoma State Over/Under For Wins In 2016 Set At 8.5

first_imgThe Golden Nugget is always the first casino up when it comes to setting lines and over/unders every season. Their initial numbers came out this week, and they are not super favorable for Oklahoma State.A look at the over/unders for 2016.10 WinsClemsonFlorida StateOUTennessee9.5 WinsAlabamaLSUMichigan9 WinsNotre DameBaylorHoustonLouisvilleUCLA8.5 WinsOklahoma StateOregonTCUOhio StateThat’s a nice little club to be in at that 8.5 range. And to be fair, Oklahoma State has a wicked schedule that includes games at OU, Baylor, TCU and Kansas State.Eleven Warriors has the full batch of schedules for all these teams listed here. Last year Oklahoma State was listed at 7 and had that by Halloween. This year it will take nine which I think would be a pretty solid year for the Pokes.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

October 28

4 days agoLokonga walks back Barcelona, Man City rumours

first_imgLokonga walks back Barcelona, Man City rumoursby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAlbert Sambi Lokonga has denied he’s angling to leave Anderlecht.The 19 year-old attacker has been offered to Barcelona, Manchester City and Sevilla by agents with his contract due to expire in June.However, Lokonga insists his priority is to stay with the Belgian giants.”My priority is to stay two more years in Anderlecht,” said the midfielder.Anderlecht are eager to tie down Lokonga to new terms. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

October 26

ESPN Names 2 Big Coaches For The West Virginia Job

first_imgWest Virginia Cheerleaders with the team's mascot.KANSAS CITY, MO – MARCH 12: The West Virginia Mountaineers mascot and cheerleaders entertains prior to a game against the Baylor Bears during the quarterfinal round of the Big 12 basketball tournament at Sprint Center on March 12, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)West Virginia will reportedly be searching for a new college football coach, as Dana Holgorsen is leaving for the Houston job.The Cougars are reportedly set to give Holgorsen a record-setting Group of Five contract, worth $20 million over five years.Where will West Virginia turn for its next head coach?ESPN’s College GameDay panel mentioned two big names for the job during this morning’s show.Those coaches:Ole Miss offensive coordinator Rich RodriguezMaryland assistant coach Butch JonesGameDay crew is pumping Rich Rod and Butch Jones for West Virginia— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) January 1, 2019Rodriguez was highly successful as West Virginia’s head coach before leaving the Mountaineers for Michigan.Jones was an assistant coach at WVU and has multiple years of experience in the area.Stay tuned.last_img read more

October 24

Mayor George Lee Remembered as Passionate about Portmore

first_img Affectionately called ‘Mr. Portmore’, the late Mayor, Councillor George Lee, is described as a dedicated public servant. During his tenure as Mayor of Portmore, he advocated for city status. Story Highlights Mr. Lee passed away on Sunday, September 29 after a short illness. Affectionately called ‘Mr. Portmore’, the late Mayor, Councillor George Lee, is described as a dedicated public servant, a strong innovative leader, and passionate about the work of the Portmore Municipal Council, and the vision for Portmore.Mr. Lee passed away on Sunday, September 29 after a short illness. He is remembered as a true stalwart of the ruling People’s National Party (PNP), who was the first elected Mayor of the 10 year-old Municipality, winning in  2003, and again in 2012. He also served as Councillor for the Greater Portmore North Division, in the St Catherine Parish Council, from 1998 to 2002.Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Noel Arscott, says that Jamaica has lost an effective and devoted leader, who was committed to good governance for the people of Portmore.He adds that over the years, Mayor Lee also played a crucial role in the programmes and projects of the Social Development Commission (SDC), as well as twinning arrangements between the Municipality and local and international development partners, as well as building partnerships with public and private entities.“He was a major proponent of issues related to citizen safety and security, having led the establishment of Portmore’s Parish Safety and Security Committee (PSSC), in partnership with the Ministry and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP),” Mr. Arscott tells JIS News.Interestingly, Mayor Lee is also remembered for his outstanding contribution to the field of Journalism in the late 1960s, while working in the capacity of a Reporter at the Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation (JBC), and as a public relations specialist at the Agency for Public Information (API),in the 1970s, currently known as the Jamaica Information Service (JIS).Reflecting on the life of Mayor Lee, political affiliate and retired Social Worker, Merlene Deal Weathers, says he was an exemplary leader, driven with a purpose.“He has gone down in Jamaica’s history, not only because of his political accolades, but for his involvement in media for which he made his mark. He was one of two young reporters at the Jamaica Broadcasting Commission (JBC) who orchestrated a strike, as a result of some discrepancies, that drew nationwide attention to the issue,” she discloses.She tells JIS News that he was very instrumental in  the Council having sound background knowledge in local government operations.“He conceptualized a lot of new initiatives that probably no one else would, such as the Portmore Municipal Development Committee (PMDC), a tax office, municipal complex, modern market,  beautification projects, and mosquito eradication programme in the entire municipality,” she adds.During his tenure as Mayor of Portmore, he advocated for city status, which became a reality when Government declared Portmore a Municipality in 1998.  He also  advocated for a hospital to be built in Portmore.“Mayor Lee’s legacy will forever live on, and he will be remembered for his unstinting service to local government. He was an indisputable champion, a great leader and negotiator who believed in integrity and transparency, while carrying out his duties within the municipality,” says close friend, Beverley Swaby.She points out that Mayor Lee was an advocate for the transformation of local government, good governance, and a crusader for the sustainable development of Portmore.“The citizens of Portmore, and the PMDC, in particular, have lost a key advocate for the positive transformation of our communities. The vision of Mayor Lee will definitely continue, especially the hospital…,” she adds.In the meantime, Deputy Mayor, Leon Thomas and Councillor for the Hellshire Division, who has been acting in the position since, says that things are in place to follow through on the gains made by Mr. Lee.Mayor Lee, who died at the age of 74, is survived by wife Anieta Lee, daughter Claudette Lee, and stepsons, Rojah and Andrew Teck.last_img read more

October 20

Trade Unions demand Rs 6000 minimum pension Rs 20K wage

first_imgNew Delhi: Representatives of trade unions Saturday pressed the government to raise the minimum wage to Rs 20,000, provide 200 days of assured work under the rural employment guarantee scheme and ensure minimum monthly pension of Rs 6,000. The unions during a pre-budget meeting also demanded hiking slabs for exemption of income tax for salaried persons and pensioners to Rs 10 lakh per year. They asked for Rs 8 lakh income tax slab for senior citizens and exemption of all perks and fringe benefits like housing, medical and education facilities and running allowances from income tax. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in SepBesides, the representatives of around a dozen central trade unions expressed their reservation against the privatisation and divestment in profit-making public sector undertakings and stressed on increasing investment for job creation in the pre-budget meeting with Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs Anurag Thakur. After the meeting, some of trade union leaders also expressed their unhappiness over the absence of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the meeting. Thakur chaired the meeting as Sitharaman had to attend the NITI Aayog’s Governing Council meeting held around the same time. Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to CustomsAll India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) General Secretary Amarjeet Kaur said, “Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had invited us for pre-budget consultations. But we had a discussion with Minister of State. They tried to limit the discussion on four broad points protection of labour, skill development, jobs and wages.” However, she said, “We, the 10 central trade unions group, put up all of our points. We have demanded for Rs 20,000 minimum wage, Rs 6,000 minimum monthly pension and guaranteed employment of 200 days under MNREGA (100 days at present).” She stressed that the government needs to make investments for creating jobs and stop divesting and privatising public sector undertakings as well as the implementation of fixed-term employment announced in the last budget. She also pointed out that the government had given no heed to their suggestions and demands in the budget last year. Indian National Congress Union Congress (INTUC) President G Sanjeeva Reddy said, “We have opposed the idea of giving profit being earned by the government to the private sector. We have opposed privatisation and divestment in profit-making PSUs. There is no such need. Reddy said, “There is a need for creating jobs at present. Besides we have opposed the consolidation of 44 labour laws into four codes. At present, individual labour laws are not being implemented.” In a statement, the Finance Ministry said that experts and representatives from various trade unions and labour organisations gave suggestions related to the alignment of skill development with aspirations of rural youth with a focus on agriculture; the need for strict enforcement of Minimum Wages Act and introduction of the comprehensive unemployment insurance scheme. They also asked for a revision of ITIs’ syllabus for enhancing employability; provision of social security for contract workers; and giving a boost to the capital intensive industry. Other demands included conversion of casual/contractual workers to formalised employment; fixation of minimum wages on the recommendation of 15th Indian Labour Conference; increase in allocations on social sector and basic essential services like health, education and food security; extension of MGNREGA to remaining all rural areas and introducing it in urban areas besides increasing number of workdays under the scheme to 200 days and creation of National Fund for Unorganised Workers to provide social security.last_img read more

October 15


first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook Advertisement Advertisement TORONTO — The 2019 Toronto International Film Festival® unveiled today its In Conversation With… slate.  Honouring five remarkable, multi-talented industry heavyweights, this year’s lineup stands out for the richness and diversity of the experiences that these accomplished artists will share with Festival goers. TIFF audiences will have the opportunity to hear about the fascinating careers — both in front of and behind the camera — of Michael B. Jordan & Jamie Foxx, Antonio Banderas, Allison Janney, and Kerry Washington during intimate onstage conversations at TIFF Bell Lightbox.“Through our In Conversation With… series, TIFF is proud to give fans and film lovers an opportunity to connect with and learn from the most talented artists working in film and television today,” said Christoph Straub, Lead Programmer, In Conversation With… and Senior Manager, Adult Learning, TIFF. “This year’s lineup includes award-winning creators who have helped shape the discourse in the entertainment industry, moving it forwardand charting new territory on the big and small screens. We are incredibly honoured to have these leaders join us for a series of empowering and exciting conversations.”This year’s series will also be more accessible to all audiences, as open-captioning will be offered onscreen in real time. The 44th Toronto International Film Festival runs September 5–15, 2019.The In Conversation With… programme includes:In Conversation With… Michael B. Jordan & Jamie FoxxHollywood megastars Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx are both at the top of their game. They first gained fame for roles on television: Foxx with In Living Color in 1991 and later The Jamie Foxx Show, and Jordan with his heartbreaking turn as Wallace in HBO’s The Wire. In 2013, Jordan made his major feature-film breakthrough in Ryan Coogler’s acclaimed Fruitvale Station. He has collaborated with Coogler on two more game-changers:Creed, their acclaimed expansion of the Rocky saga; and the mega-hit Black Panther. In 2016 Jordan founded his production company, Outlier Society, in order to focus on more eclectic and diverse stories and voices. Outlier Society recently co-produced HBO Films’ Emmy-nominated adaptation of Fahrenheit 451, which netted Jordan a Producers Guild Award. Foxx is renowned for powerful lead performances in Ray, for which he won anAcademy Award, Michael Mann’s neo-noir Collateral, and Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained. TIFF proudly presents this conversation with two iconic artists and producers about their creative process, their desire to tell inclusive stories, and Just Mercy, their highly anticipated new film premiering at the Festival.In Conversation With… Antonio BanderasAntonio Banderas is a superstar of international and Hollywood cinema. An alumnus of the famed Cervantes Theatre in Málaga, Spain, Banderas burst onto the film scene with performances in Pedro Almodóvar’s Labyrinth of Passion and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, paving his way to a series of acclaimed roles in Hollywood films directed by the likes of Jonathan Demme (Philadelphia), Neil Jordan (Interview with theVampire), and Robert Rodriguez (Desperado). Deftly moving between blockbuster (The Mask of Zorro; the Shrek franchise) and independent films (Julie Taymor’s Frida), and with his recent portrayal of Picasso in the National Geographic miniseries Genius, Banderas has cemented his iconic status as one of the most versatile performers in film and television. TIFF is proud to welcome this award-winning actor, producer, director, and humanitarian for an inspiring conversation about his career in front of and behind the camera, his numerousphilanthropic efforts, as well as his highly anticipated films at this year’s Festival: Almodóvar’s Pain and Glory, for which he won Best Actor at Cannes, and Steven Soderbergh’s The Laundromat.In Conversation With… Allison JanneyAllison Janney swept the 2018 Awards season with an Academy Award, BAFTA, Golden Globe Award, Critic’s Choice Award and SAG Award for her acclaimed portrayal of Tonya Harding’s mother, LaVona Golden in I, Tonya. Janney will next be seen opposite Hugh Jackman in director Cory Finley’s upcoming film, Bad Education, written by Mike Makowsky about the true, twist-filled conspiracy that occurred during his middle school years in Long Island in the early 2000’s. The film will have its world premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. Additionally, Janney stars alongside Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie and Charlize Theron in Lionsgate’s yet untitled film directed by Jay Roach and written by Charles Randolph about the fall of Roger Ailes at Fox News. Janney lent her voice to MGM’s animated feature film The Addams Family with Charlize Theron and Oscar Isaac. She recently wrapped production for Tate Taylor’s Breaking News in Yuba County opposite Mila Kunis, Awkwafina, and Regina Hall. She has previously starred in The Help based on the best-selling novel of the same name, where the cast won ensemble awards from the Hollywood Film Awards, SAG, National Board of Review and Broadcast Film Critics and the film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture. She was nominated for Best Supporting Actress by the Independent Spirit Awards in Todd Solondz’s film, Life During Wartime. Janney also delivered outstanding performances in the Oscar nominatedJuno, the movie version of the Tony Award winning play Hairspray, Girl on The Train, Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,The Hours, and American Beauty. On television, Janney has won seven Emmy Awards for her work on CBS’ Mom, Showtime’s groundbreaking drama Masters of Sex, and for her indelible portrayal of CJ Cregg in Aaron Sorkin’s acclaimed series The West Wing.In Conversation With… Kerry WashingtonAward-winning actor, producer, director, and activist Kerry Washington is always charting new territory. Following a number of guest-starring roles in network television and a breakout role in Save the Last Dance, Washington starred opposite Jamie Foxx in Ray (2004), and quickly added a string of notable roles in such acclaimed features as The Last King of Scotland, Miracle of St. Anna, and 2012’s Django Unchained. That same year, she landed the lead role of Olivia Pope in Shonda Rhimes’ series Scandal, on which Washington also went on to work as a producer and director. When Scandal premiered, Washington became the first Black woman in nearly four decades to headline a network television drama. A fearless and outspoken advocate for civil rights and liberties, she served on President Obama’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities and is leading by example, producing diverse and inclusive content for various platforms through her production company Simpson Street. In this in-depth conversation, Washington will speak about her remarkable career, the Festival premiere of American Son — in which she reprises her lauded role from the Broadway production — and her highly anticipated adaptation of Celeste Ng’s Little Fires Everywhere.For synopses, images, and more information, see tickets go on sale September 2 at 10am (TIFF Member pre-sale August 31, 10am–4pm). Buy tickets online at, by phone at 416.599.2033 or 1.888.258.8433, or in person at a box office. See box office locations and hours at prefers Visa.Social TIFFTIFF is a not-for-profit cultural organization whose mission is to transform the way people see the world through film. An international leader in film culture, TIFF projects include the annual Toronto International Film Festival in September; TIFF Bell Lightbox, which features five cinemas, major exhibitions, and learning and entertainment facilities; and innovative national distribution program Film Circuit. The organization generates an annual economic impact of $189 million CAD. TIFF Bell Lightbox is generously supported by contributorsincluding Founding Sponsor Bell, the Province of Ontario, the Government of Canada, the City of Toronto, the Reitman family (Ivan Reitman, Agi Mandel and Susan Michaels), The Daniels Corporation and RBC. For more information, visit is generously supported by Lead Sponsor Bell, Major Sponsors RBC, L’Oréal Paris, and Visa, and Major Supporters the Government of Ontario, Telefilm Canada, and the City of Toronto. Login/Register With: Twitterlast_img read more

October 11

Security Council commends Liberians for recent presidential poll

In a statement issued to the press, the 15-member body also expressed their concern about the violence that occurred on the day before the 8 November run-off poll and welcomed the establishment of a Special Independent Commission of Inquiry to investigate the incidents. Liberia’s electoral authority declared incumbent President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf the winner of the run-off after garnering more than 90 per cent of the vote, while her challenger, Winston Tubman, withdrew from the second round alleging that the first round held on 11 October was not fair. The Council called on all parties to comply with the Liberian Constitution and to use legal channels to settle electoral disputes. “The members of the Security Council encourage all Liberians to remain committed to the legitimate political process, to exercise maximum restraint, and to work together to promote enduring peace and stability,” the statement added. Appreciation was also expressed for the work of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Ellen Margrethe Løj, and the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), in promoting security and providing logistical support for the electoral progress. The Council encouraged the Liberian authorities to continue to work with UNMIL towards achieving progress on the transition of security responsibilities from the mission to the national authorities. The UN has maintained a peacekeeping force in Liberia since 2003 to bolster a ceasefire agreement ending a decade of war that killed nearly 150,000 people, mostly civilians. 18 November 2011The Security Council today commended the people of Liberia for holding a free, fair and transparent presidential election earlier this month, and encouraged them to work together to promote lasting peace and stability. read more

October 8

Three killed following road accident in Vavuniya

The police said that the accident involved a container truck and a cab.Meanwhile two others were killed in another accident in Maharagama. Three people were killed following a road accident along the A-9 road in Vavuniya, the police said.Among those killed were two women. The accident involved a three-wheeler and a car and the accident took place near the Maharagama town.

October 2

Ban expresses concern about military mobilization in Libyan capital

In a statement from his spokesperson, Mr. Ban said he was concerned in particular about “the growing military mobilization in and around the capital Tripoli”. Armed confrontation “risks negating the sacrifices made by the Libyan people”, particularly at this critical juncture in the political transition process, the Secretary-General said. He urged all parties in Libya to refrain from acts which undermine the democratic transition. Last week, the UN mission in Libya (UNSMIL) voiced deep concern over recent violence in the country, and called on all sides to address differences through political means and on authorities to quickly address the lawlessness.In today’s statement, Mr. Ban urged all parties in Libya to resume dialogue, stressing that he would be ready to facilitate such dialogue in the interest of peace and national unity.While undergoing its democratic transition, Libya has also been grappling with a deteriorating security situation. The first three months of this year witnessed a dramatic increase in violence across the country, according to the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of UNSMIL, Tarek Mitri, including targeted assassinations, bombings, abductions and attacks on state institutions and civilians. read more

October 2

SMMT Foresight Vehicle to present at sustainability conference

Since 2006, Foresight Vehicle has been working as a partner alongside 21 European companies in the Pegasus consortium. SMMT Foresight Vehicle is the UK’s prime knowledge transfer network for the automotive industry involving collaboration between industry, academia and government. Focused on research and development, the programme aims to promote technology and stimulate suppliers to develop market-driven technologies for motor vehicles. SMMT Foresight Vehicle will present at the DRIVENet Whole Life Vehicle Conference in November, giving attendees more information on the Pegasus consortium.  The consortium’s main objective is to increase the size of the market open to SMEs, maximising benefits for the European supply chain. To advance the project, the consortium set goals to:  ·         Develop a new concept environment for SMEs supplying the automotive sector that will facilitate the integration of functions, processes and materials in a single industrial process. Results from the Pegasus consortium’s work will be communicated through SMMT Foresight Vehicle and the European Plastic Converters Association in Belgium. ·         Make use of nano-particles in colouring technology, disassembly on command components and local reinforcements to improve the components performance. ·         Integrate knowledge from within the new supply chain concept allowing SMEs to co-operate and provide a quick, high-tech and customisable service directly to OEMs at a lower cost. Click here to become a registered member of Pegasus. This will allow you access to downloadable material regarding this project.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

October 2

Spardettes Place at Final Competition Before Region

Photo courtesy of Shelby BagleyThe Emery High Spardettes recently traveled to Corner Canyon High School to take part in their final invitational before the upcoming region competition.At the invitational, the Spardettes walked away with a first-place recognition as well as two second-place finishes. Emery also took home a third-place recognition.Up next, the team will travel to compete in the region competition on Saturday. The contest will be hosted at Richfield High School. In Region 15, Emery will compete against Grand, Manti, North Sanpete, Richfield, South Sevier and San Juan. The competition will begin at 1 p.m. read more

September 22

EURO 2014 Dutch girls and France win first points

In the first two matches of the Groups in Varazdin and Osijek, The Netherlands and France won the first points at Women’s EHF EURO 2014.Dutch girls beat Germany 29:26 (12:11), while France had difficulties to overplay brave Slovakia 21:18 (7:9). ← Previous Story EURO 2014 – Group B: Routine day for Denmark and Norway Next Story → Montenegro win Balkan derby – Sweden stun Croatia