You are working on a deal that is worth $1,000,000 in annual recurring revenue. You’ve pursued deals of this magnitude before, and you’ve been fortunate enough to win more than your fair share. Why them, should you spend your time preparing and planning for sales calls when you have experience?Let’s start with what a deal is worth. If your dream client spends $1,000,000 annually, the value of the deal must consider how many years you are likely to retain the client. If you retain your large clients an average of seven years, you are working on a deal with $7,000,000. Would you prepare and plan differently for $7,000,000.Larger deals tend to be more strategic, and winning and retaining them provides some proof that you can deliver the outcomes for clients with more significant and more strategic needs. For a lot of us, larger clients stretch us by asking us to develop new processes and new offerings that increase the value you create for other companies. They provide experiences that allow you to differentiate yourself and your offering.I have won large clients whose key stakeholders have moved to other large companies, and because we had done good work for them and with them at the company they left, they brought us in to do the same things for them in their new company. In a few cases, multiple contacts moved to numerous new companies. The probability of people leaving larger companies and ending up a similar company with similar needs seems to me to be higher, even though I only have anecdotal evidence.Do the WorkIt’s difficult to win big deals and spending time preparing, and planning does a lot to improve your chances of winning. It allows you to develop a strategy to win the contract, helping you convey how you are different and how that difference will benefit your client. Preparing and planning gives you the time to work on your talk tracks, improving the effectiveness of your conversation, while also allowing you to anticipate questions or challenges you expect. Spending time working on the agenda and the content you need to discuss improves the content and the flow, provided you do the work and ask the tough questions. In team sales, prepping and planning roles and responsibilities improves the flow, handoffs to and from your team, and it looks professional.The larger and more important the deal, the more time you should spend preparing and planning every sales call. Don’t allow your experience or your confidence prevent you from also being a professional.
Bruce Aylward is used to mobilizing armies of health workers. An assistant director-general at the World Health Organization (WHO) in charge of polio and emergencies, he leads the massive global effort to eradicate the poliovirus. But Aylward says he has never encountered a challenge as great as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which has infected more than 4000 people and killed more than 2000. Margaret Chan, who heads WHO, asked Aylward to help with the response in August; since then, he has been running operations and helped draw up WHO’s Ebola Response Roadmap, released on 28 August. He spoke with Science on 4 September. (This interview has been edited for clarity and brevity.)Q: Margaret Chan has said that all organizations involved in the outbreak, including WHO, underestimated its complexity and magnitude. How did this happen?A: I didn’t live through it all, but as I’ve gone back and asked what was happening, clearly these guys [in the response effort] have been flat-out on this for 6 months. And they’ve put 450 people in the field. Those are unheard-of numbers in responding to Ebola. 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Maybe they were off by 2 weeks at one point here or there. As Margaret says, you’re always a couple of weeks behind this virus, and there are so many reasons why. It’s a dangerous pathogen. Foreign medical teams and NGOs [nongovernmental organizations] are used to dealing with trauma and primary health care; they’re not trained to deal with pathogens.Q: I’ve heard there are tensions between WHO and Doctors Without Borders (MSF), the organization that has treated more patients than any other. They have criticized WHO for being too slow and doing too little.A: Probably at local levels there’s some tension in some places, but certainly not here, in Geneva at senior levels. There’s a great respect for the organization. MSF is great at two things: They’re fantastic at their field operations and at telling the rest of us how bad we are at them. Sure, people are going to go out and say, “Oh, that’s unfair.” You have to have a tough skin. You’re in the World Health Organization; you’re dealing with a major international threat, and our job is to be accountable. And if MSF feels that this is public accountability, it’s their right.Q: Why is stopping this outbreak so hard compared with controlling polio?A: The polio program is really tough because of the level of programmatic perfection you need. You have to get to every single kid with vaccine over a huge geography and in very challenging environments. But even if you don’t, you still have a level of control over the virus. Now, when I look at Ebola, you need a whole other level of perfection.You have to do perfect contact tracing, because one contact can blow open a whole new chain of transmission. You have to get your burials perfectly safe. You have to get your laboratory testing right. There isn’t a lot of capacity in the world on that. You have to get your social messages right. You have to be perfectly safe and protect health care workers. And you have to do all this in incredibly weak environments, in three countries that are near the bottom of the development index, and also deal with the embers that land in Nigeria or in Senegal. Wow, that is really tough.Q: Do you think it’s still possible to contain the outbreak with the standard procedures—isolating patients, tracing contacts, burying the dead safely?A: Absolutely. But with an important difference. What’s happened is you’ve got a caseload that far exceeds the capacity of the standard Ebola strategies to manage them, so you have to innovate on these strategies. Each infected person is having a heap of contacts because they’re basically being left in their communities for long periods of time. What you’ve got to do is first of all cut down the outward spread from every patient, which means you’ve got to get many new Ebola treatment centers up. And you’ve got to adapt your strategies in a way that communities can play a much bigger role and help them scale up their own Ebola community care units. This is absolutely critical and must be done in September.Will it be done? Well, that’s going to depend on whether the international community will put the money on the table, help the people get in, and understand the conditions they need to operate.Q: WHO’s Ebola road map calls for the epidemic to be ended in 6 to 9 months. Isn’t that overly optimistic?A: I don’t know, because no one’s ever had to do something on this scale before. What I do know is if this road map is not implemented, you’re not going to stop it in 6 to 9 months. In 1 month you need at least 10 new facilities operational with additional bed capacity and teams on the ground, and money so that people doing this stuff are getting paid, and a way to evacuate the responders that get into medical trouble there. You have to start implementing the road map today.But the usual relief organizations aren’t lining up to do it. These aren’t bad people and these aren’t cowards. These are people who go into the most dangerous operating environments—wars and natural disasters. But they don’t normally deal with hazardous pathogens.Q: So you need more people and you need more money, but it’s simply not coming?A: Not yet, but I’m optimistic. I think it’s taking the world time to grapple with this. It is so new, and it plays to people’s deepest fears and their greatest uncertainties. People will learn MSF is going to stay on the ground there. And then one or two NGOs are going to go in and run a facility, and they’re going to do fine. And then it’s going to escalate. The world doesn’t want to be beaten by a pathogen. But the question is: Are they going to do it fast enough?Q: So who are the players that you hope will come to build and run treatment centers?A: A lot of foreign medical teams are linked to governments, and some affected countries have deep relationships: the U.S. with Liberia; the U.K. with Sierra Leone; France with Guinea. Now those countries are very keen to look at what they can do and how to do it, but they are having trouble mobilizing. They might be able to put up a field hospital, but can they staff it? Because a field hospital that’s not staffed is just one more building, that’s not an Ebola treatment center.Q: Two vaccine candidates are soon going to be tested in phase I studies and may be deployed later this year. How important do you think they and candidate drugs will be for ending the epidemic?A: You want to have as many tools as possible to help drive down that reproductive number to where you can manage it with traditional strategies. You want to do both things in parallel and go flat-out. The vaccines and new therapies would be hugely helpful—they would help get responders in and keep the responders that are there healthy. That may give us an edge to shut this thing down more quickly. But if we say we need these drugs and vaccines, then you’re setting yourself up for defeat because you might not get them. And then you also have the risk of people saying: “There’s going to be a vaccine or med, let’s wait,” and then an awful lot of people are going to die. I’m not going to sit around twiddling my thumbs waiting to find out, and neither is my organization.*The Ebola Files: Given the current Ebola outbreak, unprecedented in terms of number of people killed and rapid geographic spread, Science and Science Translational Medicine have made a collection of research and news articles on the viral disease freely available to researchers and the general public.
In a growing trend of deleveraging trade from the US dollar and the associated US controlled global payments system, India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have signed a currency swap agreement to boost trade and investment without the involvement of the US dollar.The swap is for an amount of two billion UAE dirham or 35 billion Indian rupees (US$495 million), according to the Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi.Read it at India Briefing Related Items
A San Francisco hedge-fund manager has been fined and barred from the securities industry for five years by the Securities and Exchange Commission for concealing $14.5 million in trading losses from his mostly Indian investors.Neil Godbole, 29, who managed $30 million in assets for Opulent Lite, is the son of Navin Mail founder Vishwas Godbole, who manages the Opulent Fund and who founded Opulent Lite, before transferring it to his son. According to an SEC order issued on Dec. 1, Opulent Lite suffered its largest loss of $8.3 million in February 2008, which Godbole concealed from his investors. “Throughout 2008,” the SEC said, “Godbole continued to misrepresent the fund’s trading results and asset values,” overstating them by as much as 81 percent in December 2008. Neil Godbole has been fined and barred by the SEC from the security industry for 5 years for defrauding investors in Opulent Lite.The SEC concluded: “He (Neil Godbole) repeatedly underreported Opulent Lite’s trading losses to investors. For example, in September, Godbole reported trading losses of $859,000, when in fact the fund had lost $4 million; at the same time, he reported the fund’s asset value as $29 million, when in reality it had fallen to$19 million. Even in the few months when the fund experienced gains, Godbole underreported those gains, allowing him to smooth the fund’s returns and conceal the losses he had failed to report previously. By December 2008, when Godbole had informed investors that the fund had an asset value of over $26 million, the fund had actually fallen below $14.4 million in assets — an 81% overstatement.”The SEC said that Godbole falsely attributed the losses to a “’rollover strategy,’minimizing these declines as merely artificial ‘paper’ losses or ‘projected’ losses tied to open option positions. In reality, these losses represented actual, realized trading losses.” The SEC concluded that Godbole paid himself inflated management fees during the period he was falsifying the accounts. He reimbursed the fund for the overpaid management fees in February 2009 after the fraudulent scheme unraveled because its broker notified investors that it was dropping both funds.The agency ruled: “Godbole willfully violated Sections 206(1) and (2), which prohibit fraudulent and misleading conduct by an investment adviser. He also violated Section 206(4) and Rule 206(4)-8 thereunder by providing false information to the fund’s investors.”The SEC sanctions also include the satisfaction by Godbole of any disgorgement orders and arbitration and restitution awards before readmission after the 5-year ban to engage in securities services.Opulent Lite and Neil Godbole, as well as his father Vishwas Godbole and the Opulent Fund, are currently being sued by nearly 100 investors, mostly Indian technology professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area, who lost an estimated $20 million between the two funds in 2008. The claims are under arbitration. Opulent Lite restated its net unit value by over 50% and the Opulent Fund by almost 20% in February 2009, soon after their broker Charles Schwab dropped both funds, “due to questions about the valuation of the Funds and recent transactions between the Funds’ accounts at Schwab,” according to a Jan. 15, 2009 letter from Schwab Vice President Brian McDonald to investors in the fund.According to the investor lawsuit, Neil Godbole and his father Vishwas Godbole deposited paper checks for $6.5 million each in each other’s funds on the afternoon of Dec. 31, 2008 in a kiting scheme to inflate the values of both funds to cover up a $20 million shortfall. The lawsuit alleges: “Vishwas Godbole and Neil Godbole knew that the checks would clear on or after January 2, 2009 (January 1, 2009 being a bank holiday), as a result temporarily inflating both fund values, and covering up losses that the funds had sustained and defendants hidden from the plaintiff investors.”The Opulent Lite Fund liquidated in February 2009 after a run by investors, many of whom lost more than half their investment. The Opulent Fund shriveled to a quarter of its size as panicked investors redeemed their accounts. The investors lawsuit accuses the two funds and members of the Godbole family, including, beside the father and son duo, Neil Godbole’s sister Nina Kulick and her husband Aaron Kulick, of orchestrating “a systematic and organized family scheme,” as well as fraud, concealment, negligence and elder abuse. Vishwas Godbole (above) and his son Neil Godbole are being sued by nearly 100 Indian investors who accuse them in court filings of orchestrating “a systematic and organized family scheme.”Throughout 2008, as both funds were imploding from market losses the Godbole’s reported rosy projections to their investors. On Dec. 22, 2008, weeks before the fund went down, for instance, Neil Godbole wrote to Opulent Lite investors: “We have limited our loss to less than 10% for the year. This is in sharp contrast to the S&P500, which is down close to 40% for 2008.” That same week, on Dec. 19, 2008, Vishwas Godbole wrote to his Opulent Fund investors: “It was very fortunate that we liquidated most of our positions and limited our loss after the first major sell off. This allowed us to eliminate further downside while managing the remaining positions rolled over to December. We have recovered gradually throughout this difficult period.” Opulent Fund restated its net unit values by 20 percent a few weeks later, blaming it, according to Godbole’s attorney Jahan Raissi, on an “accounting error” in September 2008, which “propagated through the subsequent periods….”Neil Godbole and Vishwas Godbole did not respond to Little India requests to comment on the SEC sanctions. Asked to comment on the criticism of some investors that the SEC sanctions constituted a slap on the wrist for egregious violations, his attorney Raissi demurred, noting that his client had cooperated with the SEC and has been “barred for five years and faces a large fine.”The Wall Street Journal reported that, “The San Francisco office of the Securities and Exchange Commission is seeking to crack down on illegal conduct by hedge funds and corporate bribery, activity that got pushed aside as regulators grappled with Ponzi schemes and subprime mortgage-related probes during the recent financial crisis” and that “The shift in focus is reverberating among Bay Area technology companies and financial-services firms.”Little India’s investigative piece on the lawsuit against the two funds is available here.A profile of Neil Godbole’s over-the-top lifestyle is available here.SEC’s Cease and Desist Order on Neil Godbole The article has been updated on Dec 2. Related Items
Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 3 has received a whopping 3.5 lakh registrations in just 24 hours after it was launched earlier on Thursday. The phone will be available for buy for the first time on March 9 exclusively from Amazon India and Xiaomi’s online Mi store through flash sale.The Redmi Note 3 comes in two variants with two different prices. While the 2GB RAM/ 16GB internal memory variant has been priced at Rs 9,999, the 3GB RAM/ 32GB internal memory variant costs Rs 11,999. Both the variants support expandable storage via microSD card slot.The phone comes with a 5.5-inch FullHD IPS screen with Xiaomi’s proprietary Sunlight Display technology. It is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 650 processor and runs Android Lollipop-based MIUI 7 out-of-the-box.It sports a 16-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The device is backed by a 4,050mAh battery and supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge technology.The Redmi Note 3 boasts of a full-metal uni body and includes a fingerprint scanner on the rear.You may also like to read:Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Review: Mr Dependable like Rahul Dravid
Quinton de Kock, who struck a quick-fire 51-ball 108 to guide Delhi Daredevils to a seven-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore, said his side was confident of chasing down 192 on a batting-friendly M Chinnaswamy track. (Match Report | Highlights)”We were confident of chasing 192 because it was gettable on a batting track like this and to achieve that we focused on saving wickets till the end trying to capitalize by accelerating in last overs,” De Kock told reporters during the post-match press conference.After being reduced to 50 for two in 5.4 overs, De Kock and Karun Nair (54) were involved in a 134-run stand for the third wicket to help Daredevils register their second win in three matches. (Also Read: Not worried about Gayle’s form, says Kohli)”We (him and Karun) knew the boundaries are going to come because it is such a good batting wicket and quick outfield.We focused on ticking the scoreboard regularly by hitting into the gaps, and we just carried out playing on like that and got away. So that is all about it,” he said.De Kock also said he wouldn’t rate this century as the best but he thoroughly enjoyed it specially chasing down the target of almost 200-run mark.”I enjoyed this innings thoroughly. I wouldn’t say it is up there, but enjoyed it especially chasing down the total like that,” he said.Replying to a query, De Kock said he prefers to play more Tests.Asked what was running in the team’s mind when Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers stitched 107 runs for second wicket, de Kock said they just hoped one of them throws the wicket away.advertisementHe further said, “We always knew they are going to get good start, and we talked about getting at least one of the top four out to pull it back. That is what we talked about and came up with a plan. It worked, if not they would have come on and on and on at you,” he said.(With inputs from PTI)
Virat Kohli thrives when a challenge is thrown at him and in this edition of the Indian Premier League he has loads of them. Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are now in a must-win situation in every match in order to keep their playoff hopes alive and so far haven’t put a foot wrong.In Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), RCB had a tough opposition but it was their skipper Kohli leading from the front and ensuring a safe passage for his team with a thumping nine-wicket victory at the Eden Gardens. Put in to bat, KKR batsmen did well to put up a daunting target of 184, riding on the fifties from Gautam Gambhir, Robin Uthappa and a handy cameo from Andre Russell (39) down the order.RCB needed a solid start and they got with Chris Gayle getting back to his old touch by scoring a fluent 31-ball 49. After Gayle’s dismissal, Kohli and AB de Villiers (59*) took charge by putting up a 115-run partnership. ANOTHER KOHLI MILESTONEWith Kohli being in scorching form, records are bound to break as the right-handed batsman became the leading run-getter in a single IPL edition going past Gayle’s mark of 733 runs. After his unbeaten 75 in this match, Kohli is leading the batting chart with 752 runs, which consists of three centuries and five fifties at an average of 83.55.BRAVES INJURYThe importance of this knock grows manifold with Kohli batting like a champion despite splitting the web on his left hand. For Kohli, injuries also work as motivation.advertisement”I was afraid that I had split my webbing badly but I told the physio that I want to play anyhow. A bit of injury gives extra motivation and it feels sweeter to do that extra bit for the team,” Kohli said.Kohli split his webbing while fielding and said he doesn’t mind the stitches if RCB win their next two games.”The split is big and I will go for stitches, seven or eight maybe and it has started to pain now. I don’t mind even 10 stitches as long as we win the next two games.”‘LOVING THE SITUATION’The RCB was also happy to see Gayle getting back to form at the right time and said the team is enjoying the situation that the team is in.”We haven’t played well in Kolkata, so this win feels very sweet. Right time to go to Bangalore and really happy that Chris (Gayle) is back in form. Important to respect the sport and do the same things again and again.”We love the situation and we are not taking things easy, which is the greatest mindset to be in as a cricketer,” Kohli said.
The result of University Law Entrance Test (ULET) has been finally declared by the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. All those candidates who had appeared for the same, can check out their scores from the official website www.uniraj.ac.in . The exam was conducted on June 11 for granting admission to three-year Bachelor of Law (LL.B) programme offered at the University Law College and University Law College Center-II for the academic session 2016 to 2017.The admission test paper contained 150 multiple choice questions. The questions comprised of general knowledge, general science, general English, social science and Indian constitution.Steps to check the result:Log on to the official website www.uniraj.ac.inClick on the link ‘ULET MERIT LIST – 2016 ‘Enter your roll numberClick on proceedYour result will be displayed on the screenDownload the same and take a print out for future reference(Read: NEET Phase II 2016: Make your application corrections at aipmt.nic.in) About RU:The University of Rajasthan was established in the year 1947, on January 8, as the University of Rajputana and was given its current name in the year 1956. It is a public and state university and one of the oldest university in the Indian state Rajasthan, located in the city Jaipur. This university has 16 student halls, a modern sports complex, and a large modern swimming pool with professional coaching.Read: High Court of Delhi Higher Judicial Service Mains Exam 2016: Download admit cards now at www.delhihighcourt.nic.in Read: ISRO Scientist/Engineer Exam 2016: Admit cards released at isro.gov.in advertisementFor information on more upcoming exams and results, click here.
zoom Qatar Gas Transport Company (Nakilat), the shipping arm of Qatar’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector, has reported a 10% increase in net profit attributable to its shareholders for the first six months of 2015 when compared to the same period a year before.Nakilat brought its shareholders QAR 490.2 million (134.6 million) in the first half of the current fiscal year, compared to QAR 443.9 million the company had earned in the first six months of 2014.The company’s revenue for the period was QAR 1.78 billion, a 2% increase compared to QAR 1.75 billion revenue in 1HFY14.The rise in net profit and revenue is attributed to Nakilat’s strategic development and successful joint ventures.The company believes that it is in a good position to face the current economic situation, as its ships are on long-term charter hire contracts that are not impacted by temporary fluctuations in oil prices.
By Alexandra KrauskaRabat – Kim Jong Un, President of North Kora said that the US sanctions against “are a declaration of war.”The United States officially sanctioned Kim Jong Un and ten other North Korean officials for human rights abuses, according to CBS News. North Korea responded by ending all diplomatic communication and suggesting harsher punishment for Americans detained there, and called the sanctions “declarations of war.” A recent US State Department report documented the humanitarian condition in North Korea. It estimated that between 80,000 to 120,000 citizens are held in prison camps, and that physical and sexual abuse and executions are frequent.The US Undersecretary for Terrorism and Financial intelligence, Adam J. Szubin, stated that “under Kim Jong Un, North Korea continues to inflict intolerable cruelty and hardship on millions of its own people, including extrajudicial killings, forced labor, and torture.”North Korea is already sanctioned for their nuclear weapons program, but Kim Jong Un himself was never specifically named in those sanctions. By being blacklisted, any assets the named people may have in the US are frozen, and US citizens are prevented from working with them.“The United States has dared to challenge the highest authority of ours, committing the worst-ever hostile act that goes beyond confrontation over the so-called human rights issue. This constitutes an open declaration of war,” a North Korean statement said in response to the sanctions.“Now that the US has made a declaration of war against us, all issues arising from relations with the US will forthwith be handled in accordance with DPRK’s wartime laws.” North Korea refers to itself as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).North Korea has threatened war against several countries multiple times since 1994, though only a few attacks have actually occurred. It is believed that their military equipment is outdated and in poor condition. Their ability to attack the United States with nuclear weapons is questionable, but they could potentially strike US interests in the region.Abdelilah Benkirane of Morocco has said in the past that the kingdom would support South Korea in their policy against North Korea, after the UN adopted a resolution against North Korea in 2014.
VANCOUVER – First Quantum Minerals (TSX:FM) said Tuesday its Cobre Panama project will cost more and take longer to build, but produce more copper annually than under a previous plan.The mining company said it now expects the copper mine to cost about US$6.4 billion and produce its first concentrate in the fourth quarter of 2017.That compared with an earlier estimate of US$6.2 billion and commercial production in 2016.However First Quantum said once the mine is in production it is expected to produce about 320,000 tonnes of copper annually on a life-of-mine basis, up about 20 per cent from earlier estimates.The open-pit copper mine in Panama, which is expected to operate for 34 years, is also expected to produce 100,000 ounces gold, 1.8 million ounces silver and 3,500 tonnes molybdenum per year.The new guidance for Cobre Panama follows a detailed review by First Quantum, which acquired the project when it took over Toronto-based Inmet Mining last year.First Quantum said it has changed the plan for the project from an out-sourced approach to one that will see the company do the work itself, with outside engineers and contractors used only for specific tasks.The company also announced a refinancing plan to secure the proper funding for the project.“The re-engineering of the Cobre Panama project has resulted in a very much larger project at substantially lower capital intensity and with a considered but clearly defined timeline to completion,” First Quantum president Clive Newall said.“The restructuring of the balance sheet has ensured that the project is well-funded and can be progressed expeditiously toward becoming one of the pillars of the company’s future.”First Quantum holds an 80 per cent stake in the project with the remainder owned by Korea Panama Mining Corp.The company, which produces copper, nickel, gold, zinc and platinum group metals, has seven mines and five development projects around the world.??kC????D by The Canadian Press Posted Jan 28, 2014 7:06 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email First Quantum says Cobre Panama costs rise, but output expected to be higher
by The Canadian Press Posted Nov 10, 2016 2:00 am MDT Last Updated Nov 10, 2016 at 3:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Canadians continue to pile up non-mortgage debt, according to TransUnion report TORONTO – Canadians continued to pile up non-mortgage debt compared with a year ago but delinquency rates remained low, according to credit monitoring agency TransUnion.Average consumer non-mortgage debt balances rose to $21,686 at the end of the third quarter, up from $21,195 in the same quarter last year.The increase came as non-mortgage debt levels rose 3.57 per cent to $17,969 in Quebec and 2.64 per cent to $21,620 in Ontario.However, while borrowing increased, serious national delinquency rates stood at 2.70 per cent, up from 2.62 per cent a year ago.The change came as delinquency rates rose 13.39 per cent to 3.13 per cent in Alberta and 11.92 per cent to 3.46 per cent in Saskatchewan.TransUnion forecast average debt levels to continue to rise over the next two years, but delinquency rates to move lower.“The recent government outlook of weak economic conditions may have led some consumers to believe low interest rates will be here for a long time, which could result in pushing balances even higher due to low expected borrowing costs,” said Jason Wang, TransUnion’s director of research and analysis in Canada.“With the latest data in hand, we think it’s especially important for lenders to continue monitoring and stress testing their portfolios to ensure they can maintain stable performance when interest rates do eventually rise.”TransUnion raised concerns earlier this year that up to one million Canadian borrowers may have problems if interest rates rise by one full percentage point.Canadians have piled on debt in recent years as interest rates have remained well below historical averages.The Bank of Canada’s overnight interest rate target has been set at 0.5 per cent since it was cut twice last year.The rate is a key variable for the big banks when setting their prime rates and the rates for borrowing, like variable rate mortgages and lines of credit.
In a news briefing in Geneva, WFP spokesperson Elisabeth Byrs said the agency is increasing assistance to fragile communities in both the northern and southern parts of the country.In northern Mali, WFP increased its emergency school feeding coverage as more schools have re-opened in the Gao and Timbuktu regions. Currently, some 576 schools are being assisted with more than 120,000 students. Ms. Byrs said nutrition activities will be increased in the area, with WFP having already launched food-for-work activities, consisting mostly in rehabilitation of irrigated plots in one district of the Timbuktu region. WFP is also providing supplementary feeding for children under five, pregnant women and new mothers to prevent acute malnutrition.In southern Mali, WFP is providing food assistance to some 160,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) and host families, as well as vulnerable communities recovering from last year’s drought. The agency also reached 425,000 people with programmes relating to urban and rural development, resilience, health and education.In addition, WFP is working to connect Malian farmers to markets through the Purchase for Progress (P4P) initiative, which aims to reinforce the capacities of small-holder farmers to improve procurement practices, food processing and commercialization as a means to increase their daily incomes. Ms. Byrs noted that WFP had identified four major risks in northern Mali that could negatively impact food security. These consist of: erratic rains that will affect the harvest for the 2013-2014 period, the depletion of livestock over the past 18 months, the sudden return of IDPs which is straining resources, and the continued insecurity Gao, Timbuktu and Kidal, which is still affecting the local economy. WFP estimated that, in the course of 2013, it had reached some 1 million people in the country. However, around $67 million were still needed for the continuation of the agency’s emergency operations until the end of the year.
To address these issues, the “Sanitation for All” resolution, spearheaded by Singapore, was adopted by the General Assembly in July, officially designating 19 November as World Toilet Day. Marked by the international community since 2001, the Day aims to change both behaviour and policy on issues ranging from enhancing water management to ending open-air defecation, which 1.1 billion people practice worldwide.United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson has, on behalf of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, taken up the call to mobilize global action to effectively tackle the sanitation crisis. On World Toilet Day 2013, Mr. Eliasson spoke to the UN News Centre about why it is vitally necessary to make progress to improve hygiene, change social norms, better manage human waste and waste-water systems, and, ultimately, eliminate open-air defecation, which perpetuates a vicious cycle of disease and entrenched poverty.UN News Centre: This is a topic that you are very passionate about. Can you tell us why water and sanitation is such an important issue?Jan Eliasson: Well, I was Emergency Relief Coordinator for the United Nations in the 1990s and I saw what water and sanitation meant out there in the field; it meant life and death for millions of people. I saw children dying in front of me from diarrhoea, dysentery and dehydration and I said to myself ‘we have to do better.’ The Millennium Development Goal (MDG) area that is most lagging is sanitation so I feel its time for us to really mobilize and do something about this. Basically, its about human dignity.UN News Centre: This is a topic that makes some people squeamish, however. Can you tell a bit about how World Toilet Day came to the United Nations as part of the [water and sanitation] MDGs?Jan Eliasson: In some areas we need to break down taboos and talk about things in very realistic terms. That was difficult at first because the word ‘toilet’ was not so much a part of the diplomatic language. So we talked about ‘sanitation.’ Note that the latest words I want to introduce in the diplomatic discourse are ‘open defecation.’ People will raise their eyebrows but I think we need to bring the realities to the halls of the United Nations.The figures are staggering: there are 678 million people that lack potable drinking water; 2.5 billion people lacking decent toilets. As a result, we have almost 2,000 children dying [worldwide] every day from diarrhoea, dysentery, dehydration, and sometimes cholera. I hope that the Member States and world public opinion could really rally and mobilize around this issue.Singapore has played a very important role in this regard with Jack Sim starting the World Toilet movement, and getting a General Assembly resolution passed establishing designating 19 November as World Toilet Day. I think this is going to be very important in breaking down the taboos and making sure we get to the real problems.UN News Centre: You touched on some of the figures, which are truly astonishing, so now, if you can, tell us what the average day is like for someone who gets up in the morning and doesn’t have a toilet.Jan Eliasson: In so many countries, for millions of people, daily life is a struggle not only for food but also for water. We have the situation in the Philippines on our minds now, and I can just imagine the horrors people will face. This disaster has destroyed infrastructure, destroyed homes, destroyed water systems, wells and all the facilities needed for safe drinking water and sanitation. We will have women giving birth without any clean water around. This will pose a danger to life. We will have people dehydrating and people with horrible diarrhoea, which can take lives. So, the daily life for so many people [without toilets or proper sanitation] is an unbearable struggle. We seem to forget that the General Assembly and the UN Human Rights Council established the right to water as a human right. We simply do not live up to this. I would hope that we could do this in the name of dignity of life for so many millions of people.And if that’s not enough to convince us all, we should do it out of enlightened self-interest: if people are sick, they don’t go to work. If people are sick, they can’t go to school, particularly girls, who often face the problem of not having toilets in schools. It has such enormous ramifications. The call for action on sanitation includes a call for action to deal with the issue of open defecation. Some 1.1 billion people in around 20 countries practice open defecation, which impacts health, the environment and human dignity. You can’t imagine how dangerous it is for many women around the world to go outside their village or into a dark place and be exposed to sexual abuse and other threats.Jan Eliasson discusses why it is vitally necessary to make concrete progress on improving hygiene and eliminating open-air defecation, which perpetuates a vicious cycle of disease and entrenched poverty. Credit: UNTVIf we meet the water and sanitation targets of MDG 7, we have immediate positive effects on 5 other MDGs – we improve maternal health, general health, education and gender equality. And we reduce extreme poverty. Economists have proven that an investment in sanitation actually brings back five times the amount invested.One of the most important meetings on water and sanitation I have attended was the Sanitation and Water for All high-level meeting hosted at the World Bank in 2012. In the room were around 40 Ministers of Finance and it was striking how they concluded that getting water and sanitation right is a great investment for any country. After that meeting, I think that 12 or 13 of the Ministers gave higher priority to water and sanitation because they could see the reduced outlays and costs in the health sector; they could see people going to work and not staying home sick.UN News Centre: Building on that, what do you think can be done to translate that awareness to ordinary citizens? Sometimes things can get stranded at the ministerial level, so what can be done so that the wider world, especially Western countries, understands how important this is to reaching the MDGs?Jan Eliasson: This requires international and national division of labour; we need to mobilize on so many levels. The United Nations can be a catalyst for action for mobilization of public opinion – like World Toilet Day – but we need to make sure the Member States give water and sanitation issues higher priority on the national and local level. I think mayors and those who head states and provinces have a very crucial role.We also face a situation where soon 60 per cent of humanity will live in urban areas. This will put tremendous pressure on infrastructure. If demands are not met and slums are created, then there can been a great risk of spreading disease, even cholera epidemics as we’re seeing in some cases right now. So I would say that generally, we have to mobilize international organizations, regional organizations, Governments, parliaments, civil society, the private sector, the academic and scientific community, to make sure that we bring about concrete solutions to this very important challenge.UN News Centre: Are there any countries in the developing world that are taking the lead on this issue?Jan Eliasson: I think there is a growing awareness about the issue, particularly on safe water. In that area there is some progress, though not enough. But on sanitation, I think there is a slower trend and that’s why we need this mobilization. While it would be unfair to point to specific countries, I know that there are those that are really moving forward on the issue. One example is Ethiopia, where I was recently. I think that all countries realize the importance, but to translate that into action that is measurable and tangible is the challenge. Here at the UN, we generally know what the problems are. The big challenge for us is to give a good answer to the question ‘how.’ It’s the ‘how’ that we need to work harder on and to be very practical and concrete about.UN News Centre: So what’s next for this issue? What can be done to keep up the momentum after the events around World Toilet Day?Jan Eliasson: We have something going on right now which should be at the centre of our attention – that is the need to accelerate the Millennium Development Goals. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched the 1,000 Days campaign and we have much less than 1,000 days left [to reach the deadline for the MDGs]. In this, the most lagging area is sanitation, above all, sanitation. I also think it would be good if finance ministers and Governments looked at the situations in their own countries and examined the enormous benefits of investing in sanitation. We need to look to provide as many good solutions as possible.One challenge is of course that we need sustainable solutions, so [for example] in a world with serious water shortages, we can’t have systems that use five or six litres of water every time someone goes to the toilet. We need to also look at the wider issues, for instance, waste management. We are destroying so may of our waterways, lakes and rivers by putting waste into them. That in turn leads to degradation of those waterways but also to diseases of horrible dimensions. It’s an issue that is related to many other areas, but if we put a glass of water in front of us and say ‘this is what we need to achieve’ along with a toilet, which is a symbol of a life of dignity and good health, then we can make a great contribution to improving the lives of so many people around the world.
Then-freshman Jessica Porvasnik holds her follow-through after a shot during fall practice in 2013 at the OSU Golf Club. Porvasnik played in the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open after being named Big Ten Player of the Year as a freshman.Credit: Courtesy of OSU athleticsAfter a summer of teeing it up with the professionals in the U.S. Women’s Open, some coaches and teammates said Jessica Porvasnik will be back with the pros soon enough.Porvasnik, a sophomore on the Ohio State women’s golf team, had quite the summer. After finishing her freshman season by being named the Big Ten Player of the Year, Big Ten individual champion and honorable mention All-American, Porvasnik went on to qualify for the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open in May.“Something that I want to do one day is definitely go play in the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association) tour so it was really cool to play with some of the people I’ve always looked up to and get the experience,” Porvasnik said.Porvasnik’s coach sees Porvasnik playing on tour one day, too. Coach Therese Hession said she is excited to see a glimpse of what the future may hold for the Hinckley, Ohio, native. “I got to see her the second round (at the U.S. Open). She just looked like she belonged,” Hession said. “I know she even made a comment to her mom saying, ‘Three years from now, this will be my job.’”Porvasnik said, though, she doesn’t plan on leaving OSU any sooner than three years.“It’s like a thought but it would never happen. My mom is the one who says ‘No, you’re getting your degree before you leave,’ so no, it would probably never happen,” she said.Senior teammate Claudia Lim also said she believes Porvasnik will play with the professionals one day.“She’ll play on the LPGA tour, for sure,” Lim said. “She has the potential and all the characteristics to be a great leader.” Now that Porvasnik is back from playing the fairways of Pinehurst Resort & Country Club in Pinehurst, N.C., at the U.S. Women’s Open, she is ready to chase a collegiate championship with her teammates. She was one of the 42 women named on the Big Ten Women’s Golfers to Watch List this season, along with teammates redshirt-sophomore Zoe-Beth Brake and sophomore Katja Pogacar. “For the team, I know our goal is to definitely do really well in the Big Ten again and individually. I had a really good year last year, so I want to improve on that this year,” Porvasnik said. Hession said she is expecting to see a great season from Porvasnik as well, and she hopes that the sophomore will take her experiences from the summer to lead her team. “This summer she got to play with the best in the world at the U.S. Open. I think she’ll draw on those experiences and now she knows more what to expect in college golf,” Hession said.Porvasnik is scheduled to start her sophomore season as a Buckeye on Monday when OSU is set to play in the Chip-N-Club Invitational in Lincoln, Neb. The tournament is scheduled to last through Tuesday.
A man broke down in tears when describing the desperate attempts to escape blazing Grenfell Tower.He described how people trapped in the blazing tower “just threw their kids out screaming ‘save my children'”.Mahad Egal told the Victoria Derbyshire show what he saw.He said: “It was rapid, the fire was growing well out of control. There is only the stairs, which is smoke, it’s dark, it’s scary, it’s trip hazard. There’s all sorts, there are the elderly, there are children, there’s disabled people there are all sorts, there’s luggage in the stairwell. “Even on the stairwell, some lights were not working. So it was so dark in there it’s incredible.”It’s incredible we survived. So many people were left inside. We had relatives and family and friends who called who said ‘we are still trapped in, let the fire services know that we are still here’.”This kid that called and said he was trapped in his room. It’s a very horrible situation, lives have been lost. I can confirm lives have been lost.”There have been fatalities of some of our friends, some of our family, some of our neighbours, it’s heart aching it really is. You just don’t know, right now we can only offer prayers. ‘People were jumping out of the place, there is a man who threw two of his children.’ Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. “We saw a lot. We saw a lot with out own eyes. We saw friend’s families”
THE STANDARDS IN Public Office Commission cannot move any of its investigations into political wrongdoing forward because of a loophole in its remit.According to RTÉ’s This Week, SIPO has received legal advice which outlined that it needs a full board of six members to probe any allegations.Two positions on the board became vacant last week and appointments are not expected until the end of January 2014.Speaking to the programme, TD Lucinda Creighton said the roles needed to be filled urgently.“The appointments clearly should have been made by now,” she added. “It is a hugely busy and onerous time for SIPO…it is imperative that the appointments are made and they have the full complement of board members.”Creighton also criticised the position Minister Phil Hogan has taken in relation to reforms requested by the Commission.Last week, he sent a letter to the watchdog’s chairman to disagree with moves to make smaller units of political parties accountable under new accounting guidelines.Hogan suggested that SIPO was working outside of its legal remit.In a return letter, published on Friday by the Commission, Justice Matthew P Smith said he was “extremely disappointed” with Hogan’s response.He outlined that if the smaller units were left out of the 2011 accounts of political parties, €984,000 would be unaccounted for.“The Commission is concerned that should accounting units not be included in the political party accounts then it would be impossible to say that the accounts disclose with reaonable accuracy the financial position of the party. Thus, the thrust of the legislation and the clear intention of the Oireachtas would be subverted,” he wrote.“The Commission is strongly of the view that it would faile to reflect the intention of the Oireachtas if political parties were not required to disclose the full detail of their accounts relating to the vast majority of the parts of their political machine, be it branches, groups, accounting units, other associated groupings or subsidiary organisations under their control.”Creighton said it is unfortunate that the guidelines on the accounting reforms will not be in place for local government elections next year.“The idea that you would exclude substantial sums of money from the accounting requirements of the political parties just seems to be very much against the spirit of the legislation – and mitigates against good politics,” she explained.“We’ve seen for far too long what bad politics delivers. The Minister should really take on the advice of the SIPO chairman.“It is important that we ensure all political parties account for all money raised at all levels. That is the very least that taxpayers and members of the public can expect from a political system that has not been transparent and has led to a lot of the problems we have seen. It is time now to clean it up and make sure there is full and complete transparency at all levels.Justice Smith called on the Minister to share the legal advice obtained in relation to SIPO’s remit and to arrange a meeting of both legal teams to come to a common position on the matter.‘He obviously lives on Mars’: 5 winners and 5 losers from the political weekEnda Kenny is now the most popular political leader in IrelandDeveloping the ‘hard neck’: TDs on death threats, abuse, and their coping strategies
Star Wars x Adidas Ultraboost Photos Have Leaked’Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form Stay on target Star Wars is an extremely important and influential film in our culture, so it’s no surprise that director Rian Johnson should want to head to the country where it all started for him as a Star Wars fan. Recently he traveled to Japan, namely Kyoto, to pay tribute to Japanese screenwriter Akira Kurosawa, whose films inspired Star Wars in general. Johnson went to pray for a successful debut of the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which is about to release this holiday season.According to Johnson, he actually “fell in love with Star Wars” via Kurosawa’s works when he was just a child. While in Kyoto, he was given a special Japanese performance known as “kyogen,” much like a kabuki-styled stage play, with Star Wars characters and illustrations. If you’re unsure about the Star Wars link here, supposedly both R2-D2 and C3PO were actually based off of characters from Kurosawa’s The Hidden Fortress, whose characters could be seen quite often in kyogen stage shows.During the trip, Johnson was shown a special 5.4 x 5.5-foot Japanese ink painting of R2-D2, C3PO, and Kylo Ren with an impressive tree in the middle of the image. Painted by Masayuki Kojo created the breathtaking image, or “bujinga” (warrior picture) with his signature style. You can see it below. I can barely even draw a stick figure C3PO, so this is a beautiful display of Kojo’s talents.via starwars.disney.co.jpIt was all a respectful and humbling display for Johnson, who we also hope has a wonderful film debut soon. As a Star Wars fan, I’m hoping to see something amazing, and I’m sure there’s no pressure at all when it comes to being the director of a brand new Star Wars film, right? None at all. Hopefully, Johnson came back nice and rested from his trip, ready to enter the holiday season with the rest of us to see how the new Star Wars flick fares.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.
Beauty—and similarities between mammals’ teeth—is only skin deep.New Arizona State University research suggests that a simple developmental rule can explain the variability in molar crown configuration over 15 million years of ape and human evolution.Run your tongue over your molars (large, flat teeth at the back of the mouth), and you’ll feel a pattern of bumps, ridges, and grooves. Those projections, called cusps, grind and crush food before swallowing.Like almost everything else we know today, molars have changed form over the course of human evolution: Some groups developed larger cusps, while others grew molars with a cluster of small, extra cusps.In a study published this week by the journal Science Advances, researchers led by ASU’s Institute of Human Origins (IHO) and School of Human Evolution and Social Change use evolutionary development biology to explain why.“Instead of invoking large, complicated scenarios to explain the major shifts in molar evolution during the course of hominin origins, we found that simple adjustments and alterations to this one developmental rule can account for most of those changes,” IHO postdoctoral researcher Alejandra Ortiz said in a statement.According to the Patterning Cascade Model (PCM), molar configuration is primarily determined by the distribution of signaling cells; the earlier they develop, the more influence they have over cusp growth.When Ortiz and her colleagues put this to the test, they were surprised to find the theory holds up.“Not only does the model work for explaining differences in basic molar design,” Ortiz said, “but it is also powerful enough to accurately predict the range of variants in size, shape, and additional cusp presence, from the most subtle to the most extreme, for most apes, fossil hominins, and modern humans.”These results conform with a growing portfolio of evidence that a single developmental rule can explain countless variations in mammals’ dental features. (They also highlight the importance of not inferring relationships between extinct species based on similarities in tooth formation.)“That all of this precise, detailed information is contained deep within teeth, even teeth from our long-extinct fossil relatives, is simply remarkable,” Gary Schwartz, a paleoanthropologist with the IHO and study co-author, said. Doctors Extract 526 Teeth From 7-Year-Old Boy’s MouthLocal Events ‘Amplified’ Mass Extinction 260M Years Ago Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target
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