“Alcohol and gasoline do not mix” – Traffic Chief

first_img…says speeding, drunk driving responsible for 75% of fatal accidentsOver 75 per cent of the fatal accidents that occurred during the first quarter of this year are as a result of the combination of speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol.Traffic Chief Linden IslesThis is according to Traffic Chief, Linden Isles, who told this newspaper on Monday that these tragedies could have been prevented if the parties involved had adhered to the traffic laws of Guyana.“From our end, we continue to do educational talks, programmes, enforcement exercises and we will continue. Sadly, the issue of speeding, driving under the influence of alcohol is something that is within a culture of persons who naturally want to consume alcohol and then drive. And we all know it is a very dangerous practice because alcohol and gasoline do not mix,” he stated.According to the Traffic Chief, no one person can stop or prevent all accidents from occurring but if the public along with traffic ranks work together then there can be minimised amounts of deaths on Guyana’s roadways yearly.“We continue to urge members of the public, drivers, if they have to attend functions or social events, if they have to drive, don’t consume alcohol, don’t imbibe. If they have to imbibe, get a designated driver so that we can have control of the situation,” the Traffic Chief said.Guyana Times was also told that there has been a drastic decrease in statistics with regard to children being involved in fatal accidents when compared to the previous year for the same period.“We continue to do our educational talks to schools throughout the country. If you notice that most times you find with our figures that children, I don’t know if it [is] because of our road talks and these things, but we had a reduction, a vast reduction in children being involved in road accidents. We continue to do our road safety talks in schools.”CCTV camerasMeanwhile, in relation to the Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras that have been installed around key intersections, it was explained that these cameras are still serving their purpose despite being installed about eight years ago.“Well, I would say the CCTV cameras in some areas are working, we still use them. We have been having successful prosecutions in various matters with the footage from these cameras. The Guyana Police Force monitors it 24/7 and the CCTV system is being monitored by our ranks,” the Traffic Chief added.CCTV camera usage has also boosted crime-fighting efforts by enabling law enforcement ranks to track and intercept criminals.Installed years ago and constantly upgraded, the closed-circuit camera system was initiated under the previous Administration.At least 130 cameras were installed initially. (Kristen Macklingam)last_img read more

Let Your Preparation and Planning Match the Opportunity

first_imgYou 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.last_img read more

Adamson gets 2nd wins, trumps NCAA champ Arellano

first_imgAteneo snatches top spot, FEU humbles La Salle in men’s PVL E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:37Protesters 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 WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Jema Galanza, Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdamson remained undefeated and ran Arellano aground in straight sets, 25-20, 25-22, 25-16, in thePremier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Falcons, who recorded their first win streak under head coach Air Padda, remained undefeated and topped Group B with a 2-0 record while the Lady Chiefs slipped to 2-1.ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Padda, who started her Adamson tenure in 2016, said their win over Arellano was quite an accomplishment considering the stature of their opponents.“This could be really small for other teams but this was huge for us,” said Padda. “Arellano is the NCAA champion and when we play against higher teams the girls usually get timid but today the girls were focused.”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“I wasn’t expecting this and what I expected was that Arellano would give a better fight.”Jema Galanza reigned high for the Lady Falcons putting up 18 points while Christine Soyud added nine points.center_img LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LATEST STORIES Jovielyn Prado led the Lady Chiefs with 11 points. MOST READ Read Next Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City View commentslast_img read more

a day ago​Dele Alli insists Spurs players behind Pochettino

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Dele Alli insists Spurs players behind Pochettinoby Freddie Taylora day agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham star Dele Alli believes that everyone at the club is firmly behind their manager Mauricio Pochettino.Spurs are struggling for confidence and form, especially in the Premier League.It has seen them slip in the top four race and prompted talks about Pochettino’s future at the club. But Alli insists every one of Spurs’ players is behind the Argentine coach.He told reporters: “Yeah, 1,000 per cent [players are behind Pochettino].”A lot of us would not be where we are now if it was not for him. All we can do is thank him.”We have always trusted him 100 per cent and we are going to keep doing that. We are a team.”When things are not going our way, it is easy for people to try and get at the manager but we need to look at ourselves as players.”We’re doing that and we are going to keep working hard.” last_img read more

Video: Oklahoma State’s LeBryan Nash Slammed Home One Of The Best Dunks Of The Year vs. Texas

first_imgLeBryan Nash throws down nasty dunk vs. Texas.Add LeBryan Nash to the list of players who have slammed home a basket that should be considered for the mythical dunk of the year award. During Oklahoma State’s game against Texas in Austin, the Cowboys’ forward basically dunked over Longhorn guard DeMarcus Holland. Check it out: This angle makes it even more impressive:Oklahoma State and Texas are currently in the second half of their contest. The game is being televised on the Longhorn Network.last_img

Controversial OPP commissioner appointment delayed

first_imgThe Canadian Press TORONTO — The Ontario government says it is delaying the appointment of the man set to become the province’s top cop until an investigation into allegations of political interference in the hiring process is complete.  Community Safety Minister Sylvia Jones says the government will respect Ron Taverner’s request for a delay in his appointment, which was supposed to take place on Monday.  Taverner, a longtime family friend of Premier Doug Ford, did not initially qualify for the role, but the government has admitted that it lowered the requirements for the job to attract a wider range of candidates.Sources in the premier’s office say that until a review is complete, Acting OPP Commissioner Brad Blair will be replaced at the helm of the OPP by Gary Couture, who is currently the force’s deputy commissioner.On Friday, Blair asked the courts to order Ontario Ombudsman Paul Dube to investigate Taverner’s hiring, after the ombudsman declined his request to carry out the probe.The Ford government has repeatedly denied that the premier’s office had anything to do with Taverner’s hiring.Taverner did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the delay, which he requested in an email to Jones.“Out of the greatest of respect for the brave men and women of the Ontario Provincial Police, I am requesting my appointment as commissioner be postponed until as such time the integrity commissioner has completed his review,” he wrote in the email.last_img read more

Celebrity Guests Announced For Long Island Music Hall Of Fame Fundraising Gala

first_imgThe Long Island Music Hall of Fame (LIMHoF) will celebrate its 2014, and fifth Class of Honorees, at its star-studded red carpet Award Ceremony and Fundraising Gala this Thursday, October 23, 2014, at The Paramount in Huntington, NY.Special guests Roger Waters, Dionne Warwick, Felix Cavaliere and more will join in celebrating an extraordinary night in music. Performances in R&B, Oldies, rock and a musical tribute to Gerry Goffin featuring members of the Tokens, Toys and Cookies will all take place in one amazing evening.The fifth induction class includes: Record Producer and Music Industry Executive Clive Davis Concert Promoter Ron Delsener Billy Joel Band: Liberty DeVitto — drums, percussion Doug Stegmeyer (posthumous) — bass guitar, backing vocals Russell Javors — rhythm and lead guitars, harmonica, backing vocals Richie Cannata — keyboards, saxophones, flute, clarinet, percussion Lyricist Gerry Goffin (posthumous) Record Producer and Remixer Steve Thompson Singer Debbie Gibson Rapper and Record producer Kurtis Blow 2014 Harry Chapin Award recipient and previous LIMHoF inductee DMC of Run DMC Jim Faith, Founding Member, Vice Chair, and LIMHoF Gala Producer states, “It’s been an honor to be a part of this organization from its inception. As producer of the past five galas, it’s humbling to not only celebrate our history, but play a part in making it! This year’s gala may be the most historic event to date.”“I couldn’t be more happy and proud to be inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame,” says Richie Cannata of the Billy Joel Band.LIMHoF will also honor Music Educator of the Year, Student Music and Non-Profit Scholarship recipients and present a special award paying tribute to an accomplishment to mark the anniversary of Billy Joel’s trip to Russia.Tickets on sale now. General seating tickets are $75 and $150, and are available through The Paramount box office at 631-673-7300 or online at here. Premium VIP seating is available, toinclude full dinner and show. For information about Premium seating, please contact LIMHoF at 631-331-0808 or info@limusichalloffame.org.Inductees are selected by the LIMHoF Board of Directors from an evolving and growing list of people, artists, and entities that were born, raised, founded, or have resided on geographic Long Island (Brooklyn/Queens/Nassau/Suffolk) for a significant portion of their career. Induction is based on historical importance and the significance of their contribution to Long Island’s rich musical heritage. Complete induction criteria and more about previous inductees at here.Past inductees include: Billy Joel, Lou Reed, Carole King, George M. Cohan, Louis Armstrong, Eddie Money, Joan Jett, Twisted Sister, Mariah Carey, The Ramones, Barbra Streisand, John Coltrane, Peter Criss (KISS), LL Cool J, Public Enemy, Taylor Dayne, Salt N Pepa, Randy Weston, Zebra, Lovin’ Spoonful’s Joe Butler and Steve Boone, Ervin Drake, Gary U.S. Bonds, Stanley Drucker (New York Philharmonic clarinetist), Simon & Garfunkel, Tony Bennett and more.Long Island Music Hall of Fame (LIMHoF) is a 501c3 organization dedicated to the idea that Long Island’s musical heritage is an important resource to be celebrated and preserved for future generations. The LIMHoF was created as a place to inspire in each person the desire to explore and celebrate music in all its forms and to be a place where the music community will find the support, resources and leadership necessary to aim them in that exploration. For more information about the Long Island Music Hall of Fame, visit limusichalloffame.org.last_img read more

Ohio States Jessica Porvasnik eyes championships LPGA

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. read more

5 Alaska Grown Challenge

first_imgParticipating retailers will create specialty Alaska Grown displays in their stores that prominently place and showcase the Alaska Grown products they carry, making them easy for customers to find. From June through October, Alaskans are encouraged to spend $5 every week on Alaska Grown products at their local grocery stores.  Division Director Arthur Keyes: “We have one of the cleanest growing environments in the world, and when you buy Alaska Grown, you are not only getting a fresher, quality product, you are also supporting our in-state economy.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Division of Agriculture is launching its second annual $5 Alaska Grown Challenge to support the growth of Alaska’s agriculture industry. The challenge will run for the five-month period when Alaska Grown products are most available.last_img read more

African Americans Named to Head Three Morehouse Medical School Departments

first_imgThe Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) in Atlanta.The Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) in Atlanta recently appointed three African American faculty members to department chairs related to their field of study, effective July 1.Dr. Janice Herbert-Carter, an associate professor at the school, was appointed chairperson of the department of medical education at MSM. In her new role, she is charged with working to advance the department’s academic courses as well as expanding interdisciplinary education in the M.D. program by collaborating with other MSM educational initiatives.According to a MSM press release, Herbert-Carter will continue her roles as the associate professor of medical education and also an associate professor of family medicine.  She is a graduate of Princeton University in biochemistry and Afro-American Studies. Herbert-Carter earned her medical degree from Howard University College of medicine, where she also completed her internship and residency in internal medicine.Dr. Winston E. Thompson was named chairperson of MSM’s department of physiology. In his role, according to the press release, he will be the spokesperson for the department faculty, staff, and students.  Thompson received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Lafayette College in Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in cell and developmental biology from Rutgers University.The Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) in AtlantaDr. Yasmin Tyler-Hill will serve as chairperson of the department of pediatrics. Tyler-Hill is responsible for advocating MSM’s mission to increase the number of primary pediatricians in Georgia through expansion of the community residency program. She is also charged with collaborating and seeking partners to build the department of developmental and behavioral pediatrics and enhance programs in community and general pediatrics, adolescent medicine, and the care and transition of care of children with hemoglobinopathies.Tyler-Hill graduated from Princeton University with a degree in biology. She went on to receive her medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina and completed her internship and residency at Boston City Hospital, now Boston University Medical Center.She joined MSM faculty as the assistant professor of clinical pediatrics in 2001 and later stepped into the associate professor position in 2009.last_img read more