How to Resign from Your Sales Job

first_img Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now The Sales Blog Mailbag always brings interesting requests for blog posts. A recent request asked how best to resign from a sales job. Here’s what I recommend.Part as FriendsWhen you plan for certain outcomes and take the actions necessary to obtaining those outcomes, you normally achieve them. No matter how much you disliked your job, your manager, or their company, your outcome is to part as friends. It doesn’t matter if the company is a wreck, your boss was a jerk, and you were miserable beyond belief, you still make it your goal to part as friends.Anything you say or do when you resign is a statement about who you are. If you are angry, hostile, and boisterous on the way out, that’s who you are. And you gain nothing from behaving badly except for a bad last impression.Say Thank YouWhen you resign, say thank you for the opportunity you were given. Just because it didn’t work out doesn’t mean that you weren’t given an opportunity. Sometimes things, for countless reasons, just don’t work out.You get to decide who you are, and you are better served by being someone who is gracious and grateful on the way out.Be Direct, But Not ConfrontationalWhen you are asked why you are leaving, be honest and direct. But don’t be confrontational.If the boss was a jerk, you might say something like, “I perform better under a different management style.”If it’s time to move on, you might say, “I’ve learned a lot here, and I have grown. I’m leaving to go pursue a new challenge. Thanks for all you’ve done to prepare me for that challenge.”I promise you can tell the truth about why you are leaving without being confrontational. You might have to work to find the language, but you can do it. Be honest, direct, and professional on the way out.Offer to Help With the TransitionYour company may not be in a position to lose you. If that’s the case, offer to help with the transition. Offer to help the new salesperson get acclimated to their territory. Offer to make introductions. If you can offer to take a few phone calls to answer any questions.If you want to be super-professional, build a transition plan for the next person to take your position. Leave them in a position to succeed. You may not owe your future past employer this kind of help, but when anyone asks about your time or experience there, people will remember the poise, the class, and the professionalism in which you ended the relationship.And while we are at it . . .Honor your non-compete. Honor your employment agreement. Give your employer back all of their documentation, all of their training material, and all the rest of their intellectual property. Treat your new past employer exactly as you want to be treated, and treat them how you would want to be treated were you the business owner.QuestionsHow do you professionally resign from your sales position?Can you be professional even under bad conditions?What does the way in which you resign say about you?What do you want your last impression to be? Why?last_img read more

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World Badminton Championships: PV Sindhu, Tai Tzu Ying Set For Quarter-final Clash

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com 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. Basel: Taiwan’s Tai Tzu Ying and India’s PV Sindhu will square off in a much-anticipated women’s singles quarterfinal contest at the BWF World Championships on Friday after recording straight-game victories in their respective matches in Basel.Second-seeded Tai was in trouble in both games but managed to edge past South Korean Kim Ga-eun 24-22, 24-22 at St. Jakobshalle in Basel, while fifth-seeded Sindhu cruised to a surprisingly lopsided 21-14, 21-6 victory over ninth-seeded American Beiwen Zhang on Thursday. Although neither player has dropped a game through the first two rounds, Tai came perilously close to a one-game deficit in her third-round match against Ki, Efe news reported.While Tai had to dig deep to win both the games, Sindhu used her length, reach and steep smashing to dominate Zhang from start to finish.After a comfortable first-game win, Sindhu built a massive 19-5 lead before clinching the victory three points later when the American sent a smash several feet wide of the sideline.World No.2 Tai taken to the limit but sees off a battling Kim 🇰🇷 🏸Live action on https://t.co/Hltm3xVRfv#TOTALBWFWC2019 #Basel2019 pic.twitter.com/YBqKwuhBvF— BWF (@bwfmedia) August 22, 2019 Sindhu moved a step closer to her first title at a World Championships or Olympics with the win, while Tai also is in reach of her first major tournament crown.Those players are arguably the best current women’s singles players never to have won badminton’s two biggest titles, although there are differences in their track records.While Sindhu lost in the final of the 2016 Rio Olympics and was runner-up at the 2017 and 2018 World Championships, Tai has never reached the semifinals of those two events.Conversely, the Taiwan player clearly has been the more consistent player overall in the past three years and owns a 10-4 edge in her head-to-head battles against Sindhu.Highlights | 🇮🇳 Pusarla produces pulsating performance to send Zhang out in two straight games 🏸Follow LIVE: https://t.co/Vkh6g6Xy3g#TOTALBWFWC2019 #Basel2019 pic.twitter.com/EmFgZJWZ4A— BWF (@bwfmedia) August 22, 2019 Sindhu defeated Tai in the round of 16 of the 2016 Olympics in straight games, while the Taiwanese turned the tables by defeating her Indian opponent in the Asian Games final last year.In other action on Thursday, Japanese men’s singles world No. 1 Kento Momota survived a tough first-game battle against India’s HS Prannoy before rolling to a 21-19, 21-12 victory.Momota will next take on Malaysia’s Lee Zii Jia in Friday’s quarterfinal.The BWF World Championships will conclude on Sunday with final matches across five divisions — men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles.Most of the sport’s top players are still alive in their respective categories.But the Japanese world No. 1 in women’s singles, Akane Yamaguchi, lost in her opening match to Singapore’s Yeo Jia Min and the Indonesian world No. 1 men’s doubles team of Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo and Marcus Fernaldi Gideon were stunned in their opening match by the South Korean duo of Choi Sol-gyu and Seo Seung-jae. Badminton World ChampionshipsBeiwen ZhangBWFKim Ga-eun First Published: August 23, 2019, 2:18 PM ISTlast_img read more

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Italy’s clockwork defence wary of Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Gianlugi Buffon

first_imgItaly goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon denied that Friday’s Euro 2016 opponents Sweden are a one-man team but says they are wary of “superstar” forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic. (Euro 2016 – Full Coverage)Buffon shone alongside defenders Andrea Barzagli, Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci as Italy beat Belgium 2-0 in their Group E opener, but the quartet now face the ominous prospect of subduing Ibrahimovic in Toulouse. (Points Table)”Clearly we are wary of Zlatan, because he is one of a small group of absolute superstars that really make the difference for the teams they play for,” Buffon told reporters. (Also read: Zlatan Ibrahimovic rumours don’t bother Sweden, says Erik Hamren) While the goalkeeper denied that the 34-year-old striker was Sweden’s only threat, he said that Ibrahimovic’s self-belief and ability make him stand out from his team mates.’SWEDEN AREN’T ONE-MAN TEAM’ “Sweden aren’t just a one-man team, they have a number of excellent players, but clearly his talent and his belief that he’s a superstar are things you don’t see in the rest of their squad,” Buffon added.”He’ll be a real problem.”Yet Buffon, who was memorably beaten by an audacious back-heeled Ibrahimovic goal at Euro 2004, has warned that Italy’s defensive unit are prepared for the challenge that awaits them.”I’ve had a unique rapport with all of the backlines I’ve played with,” Buffon added. “I think that’s the most important ingredient.”Leonardo (Bonucci), Giorgio (Chiellini), Andrea (Barzagli) and I have been playing together for many years and we’re a fully functioning unit,” he continued. “We’re like clockwork.”advertisementCONTE BACKS BUFFONItaly coach Antonio Conte backed up his keeper by saying that Sweden boasted various threats beyond their talismanic frontman.”Of course there’s Zlatan, but there’s also (Emil) Forsberg, (John) Guidetti, even their set pieces,” the coach said. “We have to analyse all of these things.”Sweden drew 1-1 with Ireland in their European Championship opener in Paris on Monday.last_img read more

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I dreamt of winning a big tournament someday, I’ve got one now: Sai Praneeth

first_imgB. Sai Praneeth, the latest among Indian shuttlers to make their mark in the international arena by winning his maiden Super Series title, believes that this could be a turning point for his career.He won the Singapore Open on Sunday by defeating Kadambi Srikanth, his training partner at the Gopichand Badminton Academy here, giving a big boost to his confidence and career.The World No. 30 defeated Srikanth, ranked a place higher, 17-21, 21-17, 21-12, to win his maiden Super Series title.”It can be turning point for my career. From now on, I will have the confidence. I know where I am and at which level I am playing,” Praneeth told IANS in an interview on his return home.It was the first time in the history of badminton that two Indians played the final of a Super Series championship.”It was very, very long wait. There were injuries in between and my performance went down. I was waiting for one good performance and I got it now,” said Praneeth, who was dismissed by some as a one-match wonder.Despite defeating big guns like Lee Chong Wei and Taufik Hidayat in his career, the 24-year-old was unlucky not have big titles to his name.”I was hoping that someday I would win a big tournament. I got one now and I want to continue winning big tournaments like this,” said Praneeth, who took up the racquet at the age of eight.He now looks for consistency and wants to focus on fitness ahead of the Indonesian and Australian Opens. He hopes to qualify for the World Championship thanks to his improved in ranking.advertisementFacing Srikanth, winner of 2014 China Open and 2015 India Open, in the Singapore Open final was not easy for Praneeth.”It was tough playing with a player with whom you practice every day,” said Praneeth, who had been practicing with Srikanth for the past eight years.”When you play somebody with whom you practice regularly, you know his weak points and he knows your weak points. Winning points is not easy and your strategy doesn’t work because the opponent knows how you respond,” explained the Hyderabadi.Down by a game and trailing 2-7 in the second, Praneeth made a strong comeback. “By taking a lead, I gained confidence and I maintained it till the end,” he recalled.Praneeth believes that with more Indian shuttlers showing their mettle, there may be more all-Indian finals at international competitions. He feels that such contests will have no impact on the personal equation he shares with his practice partner.”A match is a match. You can’t relate the match with your personal relationship. We have to win no matter who is the opponent,” said Praneeth, who scored his fifth victory over Srikanth in six meetings.Praneeth has come a long way since defeating former World and Olympic champion Toufik Hidayat in the first round of the 2013 Indonesian Open and reigning World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei in the first round of the 2016 All England championship.He had come close to defeating World and Olympic champion Lin Dan in the Malaysian Open earlier this month.last_img read more

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Premier League: Free-scoring Manchester City go 13 points clear at the top

first_imgPerhaps Jose Mourinho should have listened to the advice from Manchester United’s crosstown rivals.That’s the unbeaten Manchester City team now 13 points clear at the top of the Premier League.A week ago, City players were filmed in their dressing room celebrating their latest victory by singing “park the bus”, mocking the term for Mourinho’s propensity to grind out results by stifling opponents with an unambitious setup.Which was just what United required in the closing moments at Leicester on Saturday, holding a 2-1 lead secured by Juan Mata’s double. Instead United imploded. Another lapse in concentration allowed Harry Maguire to stun United and grab a 2-2 draw for Leicester.It was especially costly as City surged to a 17th successive victory with Sergio Aguero scoring twice in a 4-0 victory over Bournemouth.Chelsea’s title defense faltered again in a 0-0 draw at resurgent Everton. The third-place champion fell 16 points adrift of City.Tottenham has challenged for the trophy in the last two seasons but it was far from a contender this time. In the north London club’s first away win since September, Harry Kane’s hat trick secured a 3-0 win at Burnley and a rise into fifth place.At the other end of the standings, Stoke manager Mark Hughes claimed only a second victory in nine games. A 3-1 victory over West Bromwich Albion took Stoke three points clear of the relegation zone to ease the pressure on Hughes.West Brom is only a point above last-place Swansea, which drew with Crystal Palace 1-1 in the first game since Paul Clement was fired by the south Wales club.advertisementNewcastle climbed out of the relegation zone by beating fellow struggler West Ham 3-2 for a first win in 10 games. In other results around mid-table, Brighton defeated Watford 1-0, while Southampton and Huddersfield drew 1-1.FREE-SCORING CITYWith a threat in front of goal not seen in England’s top-fight in 35 years, Man City has surpassed a century of goals in 2017.And Pep Guardiola’s 101-goal team still has another two games to overhaul Liverpool’s top-flight record of 106 goals in 1982.As well as two headers from Augero, Raheem Sterling and Danilo also netted for the leaders who are running away with a third title since 2012.This season, City has collected 55 points from a possible 57 and scored 60 while conceding only 12 times.MAN UNITED COLLAPSESJuan Mata spearheaded United’s recovery with a double that canceled out Jamie Vardy’s opener at the culmination of a lightning counterattack. But Mourinho’s side spurned chances to extend its lead and couldn’t even exploit Leicester going a man down in the 73rd minute when substitute Daniel Amartey was booked for the second time in four minutes.Then in the fourth minute of stoppage time, Maguire got ahead of United defender Chris Smalling at the far post to latch onto Marc Albrighton’s cross and stab the ball into the net.Mourinho was fuming.”I cannot stop the game and give a team talk,” the United manager said. “For the last two minutes the players had to immediately adapt, to read the game, which they didn’t so we had childish decisions in front of goal and bad decisions as it was not just about the goals we missed, or dribbling or hitting the post. It was not just about missing chances with an open goal, it was also about decisions. Easy decisions.”KANE CHASES RECORDKane took his 2017 goal tally to 36 Premier League goals, matching Alan Shearer’s calendar-year record set 1995. And Tottenham still has another game to go against Southampton on Tuesday.Kane’s first came from the penalty spot after only seven minutes, with Dele Alli earning himself pantomime villain status for tumbling under a clumsy challenge from Kevin Long. Two further strikes came in the second half as Tottenham quickly recovered from a 4-1 loss to Man City a week earlier.”His contribution not only with goals, with attitude, professional, ethic, how he works, I think it’s fantastic,” Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said.last_img read more

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Can you name all 49 PL teams since 1992?

first_imgPremier League Can you name all Premier League clubs since inception in 1992? Goal 01:12 27/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Premier League Trophy Getty Premier League Are you ready to test your English soccer knowledge? Take a quiz to see if you can list the 29 clubs to play in the top flight over the past 25 years The Premier League as we now know it has been around for 25 years.There have been a total of 49 clubs to play in England’s top flight since 1992, while only six teams have won the league title.With promotion and relegation allowing English clubs to move up and down divisions, it’s often tough to keep track of which teams have made it to the top. Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. This season alone saw two clubs join the Premier League for the first time. Can you name those two clubs and the 47 others to have played in the league?Take our quiz below! Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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Harim Group’s Chair Takes Helm of Pan Ocean

first_imgzoom Singapore-listed bulker owner Pan Ocean Co., Ltd. has appointed Harim Group’s chairman Kim, Hong Kuk as Chief Executive Officer.South Korean shipping company signed the investment contract with its preferred bidder Harim Group & JKL Consortium in February.The consortium, made up by poultry processor Harim and Korean private equity group JKL Partners, assigned USD 968 million for the acquisition of the debt-laden bulk shipping company. The deal provides for Pan Ocean’s recapitalization through sale of equity, thus covering the company’s accumulated debt.Kim Hong Kuk has been chief executive officer of Harim Corporation since 1990 and Chairman of Harim Group since 2001.Choo Sung Yob, who was CEO of STX Pan Ocean in 2010, has been appointed as co-CEO of Pan Ocean.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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LPGreen Makes First Steps into Alternative Fuels

first_imgzoom LPGreen, a joint development project between four maritime industry partners, has developed a new LPG carrier design featuring savings in total consumption for all stages of operation.The concept design for a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carrier capable of operating on LPG fuel will enable savings of five per cent to nine per cent in total consumption for loading, discharging as well as sailing in laden condition and under ballast, including chilling and maintaining pressure, according to DNV GL.Compared with the reference design, a conventional VLGC, these were the primary targets of the partners, reached almost a year into the project.Seeking to develop a safer and more energy-efficient, environmentally friendly and competitive vessel for the transport of LPG products, the project utilizes the latest advances in machinery technology, ship design and operational experience, according to DNV GL.The LPGreen project,  pursues five main objectives: use LPG as a fuel, develop a highly fuel-efficient vessel, increase load rates to spend less time at terminals, and give utmost attention to both safety and an ergonomic arrangement of machinery to improve the safety of the ship personnel as well as ship operability.The idea for the concept of using LPG as a fuel was first voiced several years ago. The project took shape in November 2015 when the partners, including Athens-based gas carrier owner and operator CMM, shipyard Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), the cargo handling systems manufacturer Wärtsilä Oil & Gas (WAR), and DNV ­GL as the classification society, formally agreed to cooperate, with the actual project work launched in May 2016.“The LPGreen project could not have happened at a better time. With 2020 fast approaching, the shipping industry will have to make the right decisions in regard to the proper option and avoid spending a lot of money unnecessarily to meet the new regulations coming over the horizon,” Kostas Vlachos, COO of Consolidated Marine Management (CMM), said.“This concept of LPG carriers offering the efficient option of burning LPG is new. Nothing like it has been developed in the past,” Vlachos added.Summarizing the project status, George Dimopoulos, Principal Specialist for R&D and Advisory, DNV ­GL South East Europe & Middle East Region, said that the design concept is technically feasible, competitive and practicable.“Comparisons with the reference ship demonstrate that the concept improves overall efficiency by up to nine per cent, reduces energy demand for the cargo handling system by up to six per cent, potentially cuts loading times by up to 35 per cent, and reduces fuel costs through the use of LPG fuel by up to 30 per cent,” he pointed out.The far-reaching deviations from traditional designs would make the LPGreen concept attractive, not only in terms of the type of fuel burned by the main engine but also the changes affecting the cargo reliquefaction plant.Further efforts are needed to make charterers aware of the innovative features of the LPGreen design regarding bunker capacity as well as loading and discharging procedures, Vlachos added.“The concept is a revolution compared to the classical designs. It secures a lot of energy savings and safety advantages,” Vlachos concluded.last_img read more

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Better Dental Care for Young Nova Scotians

first_imgThe province is expanding dental coverage to include Nova Scotians 17 or younger over the next four years, the most extensive coverage in the province’s history. Beginning April 1, up to 10,000 more young people 14 or younger will qualify for MSI coverage for basic treatment, including yearly checkups, cleanings and fillings. Each year, the age limit will rise until it hits 17 and younger. “Good dental care for children and young people can help ensure good overall health throughout life,” said Hammonds Plains-Upper Sackville MLA Mat Whynott, on behalf of Health and Wellness Minister David Wilson. “By gradually expanding dental care to Nova Scotians 17 and under, we’ll help young people establish healthy dental habits as they approach adulthood.” Studies show that poor oral health can affect children’s sleep, lead to missed school time and make chewing difficult, which can affect nutrition. Gum disease can contribute to serious health conditions later in life, including heart disease, stroke and diabetes. “As a mom with small kids, this means that my husband and I can feel comfortable knowing that as our daughters grow up, no matter what, they will get the dental care they need to be healthy,” said Samantha Turner, of Hammonds Plains, and the mother of Charley and Sydney. “Now young families won’t have to worry about their children being left without dental care during childhood and most of their teen years. It’s a big relief.” Previously, the most extensive children’s dental coverage in Nova Scotia had been 16 and younger in the 1980s. The province will work with the Nova Scotia Dental Association and its claims administrators to progressively make the change to cover children 17 and under. “Childhood tooth decay is on the rise, and any move government can make to promote prevention is good for Nova Scotia children,” said Bedford dentist Dr. Phil Mintern. “The dental profession is on board with this increase in access to dental care, especially for vulnerable populations. It’s so important to have this care from a child’s first year of life, through their teenage years.” The province also recently announced more support for the IWK Health Centre’s dental surgery program, and a new chief dental officer position for the province beginning in January. Once the expansion to age 17 is fully implemented, funding for the Children’s Oral Health Program will be $9.1 million per year. Government also continues to provide $3 million per year for other special dental services.last_img read more

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New SBI service charges to rollout from October 1

first_imgMumbai: The State Bank of India will revise service charges for deposits and withdrawal on October 1 which will encompass cash withdrawal, average monthly balance, deposits and withdrawals and will affect scores of customers in many ways. On maintenance of average monthly balance (AMB), starting October 1, SBI has reduced the minimum average monthly balance requirement for urban centers from Rs 5,000 to Rs 3,000. Under the revised rules, if someone does not maintain Rs 3,000 as average monthly balance and falls short by 50 per cent (that is Rs 1,500) the individual will be charged Rs 10 plus GST. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal If the account holder falls short by more than 75 percent, it will invite a fine of Rs 15 plus GST. In semi-urban branches, SBI account holder needs to maintain an average monthly balance of Rs 2,000. In rural branches, the minimum average monthly balance will be Rs 1,000. If the shortfall is less than 50 per cent for semi-urban branches, then the extra charge will be Rs 7.50 plus GST. For between 50-75 per cent, the fine is Rs 10 plus GST and for above 75 per cent shortfall, the charge will be Rs 12 plus GST. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boost In case of AMB of Rs 1,000 at rural branches, a shortfall of less than 50 per cent , charges are Rs 5 plus GST. For shortfall of over 50 per cent up to 75 per cent, the fees will be Rs 7.50 plus GST, while shortfall over 75 percent will attaract fine of Rs 10 + GST. National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT) and Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) charges are also set to change. While NEFT and RTGS transactions through digital means are free, fees are imposed at branches. NEFT transaction up to Rs 10,000, will invite Rs 2 plus GST charges. For a transaction above Rs 2 lakh via NEFT, the bank will charge Rs 20 plus GST. For RTGS transfer between Rs 2 lakh to Rs 5 lakh, a customer must pay Rs 20 plus GST. RTGS transfer above Rs 5 lakh will be charged Rs 40 plus GST. As per the new charges on Deposits and Withdrawals, cash deposits in savings account will be free for up to 3 transactions in a month. After that, the account holder will be charged Rs 50 plus GST for every transaction. The maximum limit for deposit of cash at non-home branch is Rs 2 lakh per day. Thereafter, the non-home branch manager gets to decide if the bank can accept more cash. Meanwhile, account holders with an average monthly balance of Rs 25,000 can perform free cash withdrawal twice a month. Those with average monthly balances between Rs 25,000 to Rs 50,000 can avail 10 free cash withdrawala. Charges for transactions beyond the free limit are Rs 50 plus GST. For above Rs 50,000 up to 1,00,000, the charges are Rs 15 plus GST, while those above Rs 1,00,000 have unlimited transactions.last_img read more

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National Energy Board approves new tolls for TransCanadas Mainline pipeline

CALGARY — The National Energy Board approved a new toll plan for TransCanada’s (TSX:TRP) Mainline on Wednesday that will help the natural gas pipeline compete.The board set the firm transportation toll from Empress, Alta., to Dawn, Ont., at $1.42/GJ, compared with a 2013 toll of $2.58/GJ.“The board approved multi-year fixed tolls that are competitive and provide TransCanada with a reasonable opportunity to recover its Mainline costs, given the increase in Mainline throughput that is forecast,” the board said in a statement.“These fixed tolls also provide toll certainty and stability to shippers and better allow the Mainline to compete.”The tolls are expected to remain in effect through 2017.In approving the toll, the regulator also set the pipeline’s return on equity at 11.5% on a 40% equity ratio and an incentive mechanism that would increase profits if annual net revenues are higher than forecast.The NEB also approved several changes sought by TransCanada including proposed changes to the Mainline’s cost allocation, and the elimination of toll zones and the elimination of the risk alleviation mechanism.However, the regulator also denied a number of other proposals by the company, citing that they resulted in “inappropriate cost shifting.”The Canadian Press read more

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Canoe Nation author visits Brock Thursday

It seems as Canadian as the maple leaf or a hockey sweater.It’s canoeing and Thursday, Bruce Erickson, author of Canoe Nation: Nature, Race, and the Making of a Canadian Icon, will present a talk about paddling and the social significance of it throughout Canada’s history. Erickson is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at York University.His presentation, Recreating History, Consuming Nature: Canoeing, Suffering and Embodied Heritage, happens from 1 to 3 p.m. in Plaza 600F.It’s hosted by the University’s Sociology Speakers Series with the support of the departments of Geography, and Recreation and Leisure Studies, the Centre for Canadian Studies and the MA in Social Justice and Equity Studies.For more information about the talk, email Lauren Corman at lcorman@brocku.ca or visit the Facebook event page. read more

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Motorcycle and ATV stolen

A black 2018 Electra Glide Ultra Classic Harley Davidson motorcycle and a red 2017 Honda TRX500 ATV were stolen from a Haldimand Road 9, Oneida Township address.Police say the break and enter and theft occurred at some point between 5 p.m. Friday and 7:30 p.m. Monday.The thieves attended the property, removed the vehicles from a storage shed, and fled the area.OPP continue to investigate is asking anyone who may have noticed any suspicious persons or vehicles, or who may have any information regarding this incident to contact them at 1-888-310-1122. read more

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Commentary Scarlet and Gray Sports Radio reflects on Ohio State footballs season

As members of the student-run Scarlet and Gray Sports Radio, we have been given a tremendous opportunity. Sports broadcasting is a rather exclusive field, and when we graduate from Ohio State, it’s highly unlikely we’ll ever get another chance to broadcast another Ohio State sporting event. It’s even more unlikely that we’ll ever get a chance to broadcast a Buckeyes football game ever again. That’s why this particular weekend is going to be a special one for all of us on the football crew for Scarlet and Gray Sports Radio. The football game against Michigan is always the most important sporting event in Columbus every year, but this weekend it’s about more than just bragging rights. This Saturday marks the end of a long (but not long enough) journey for this OSU football team, as players look to finish off an undefeated regular season against that hated school up north. As Woody Hayes once said with tears in his eyes, “It’s Michigan! It’s Michigan!” There shouldn’t need to be any reason other than that, for this to be the most important game of our lives. This year you can throw in the chance OSU has to be one of just two undefeated programs (depending on what Notre Dame does) and a potential Associated Press national championship. This is easily the most important regular season game we’ve had the privilege to broadcast, and as always with these rivalry games, there is a lot at stake. Not many people get the opportunity to even attend a game this important, let alone broadcast it out to the world. In our time covering this team, we’ve been able to follow them through the highs and lows of the last couple seasons. We were present for Devin Smith’s unbelievable game-winning catch against Wisconsin last year, we were there as the defense nearly collapsed in the final minutes against Indiana, and we were there as backup quarterback Kenny Guiton led the team down the field in the final seconds to force overtime, and ultimately win, against Purdue. It’s been an awesome journey, and this Saturday is sure to be a thrilling climax. As much as we love following the team in this capacity, it can be a humbling job sometimes. Since we broadcast online at our website OhioStateSports.net, we get listeners from all over the world. After the Nebraska game this year, we were lucky enough to receive a couple emails from active military members who listened from the Middle East. It was truly awesome to see. For the three seniors who will be on the call for the game, this is it for football. The one sport we all dream to broadcast and take a little more to heart. We worked hard, competing with other very capable and dedicated broadcasters just to get a chance to call a football game. But as many football fans know, this isn’t just a football game, it’s The Game. It’s up to every listener to decide how good a job we do when we put on the headsets every Saturday, but we do know it’s been nothing but a blast broadcasting OSU football this season, just as it is every season. It’s sure to be an exhilarating atmosphere Saturday in the Horseshoe, and we can’t wait to be there for all the excitement. No matter what happens, we will be able to say that we were the only OSU students that broadcast the Buckeyes’ shot at an undefeated season. That is pretty darn cool. read more

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Hostile Gabriel leaves Pakistan in disarray

West Indies v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Bridgetown, 5th dayThis Test had to show its hand sometime, after four days of being as finely balanced. With Pakistan’s famously suspect batting order chasing 188 at a ground where many teams have famously fallen short, they looked set to be added to that unwanted list as a hostile Shannon Gabriel left them reeling at 35 for 5.Azhar Ali (L) of Pakistan is dismiss as Shannon Gabriel (2R) of West Indies celebrate during the 5th and final day of the 2nd Test match between West Indies and Pakistan at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados, May 04, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Randy BROOKS (Photo credit should read RANDY BROOKS/AFP/Getty Images)It took Pakistan just five balls to remove the last wicket; Devendra Bishoo was caught at mid-off as Yasir Shah finished with 7 for 94, the second-best figures for Pakistan against West Indies. But no one who had watched any of this Test so far would have thought the target was a stroll, a view reinforced when Gabriel and Alzarri Joseph bogged down the openers in the first six overs.Azhar Ali then attempted to pull a short delivery from Gabriel over midwicket, unwisely trusting the bounce. He mistimed the shot horribly, sending it straight down midwicket’s throat. Babar Azam fell off just his second ball for his first pair in Tests, swishing at a ball wide down legside from Joseph, getting a faint tickle on it which carried to the keeper.More misery was to follow, with the treacherous nature of the pitch consuming Younis Khan. Jason Holder banged one in slightly short of a good length, well outside off stump. As Younis shaped up, it darted back in and kept low to smash into his pad. The hapless Younis could only watch as it struck him dead in front of middle.Misbah-ul-Haq and Asad Shafiq both came and went within minutes of each other. Their wickets had less to do more with Gabriel’s brilliance though. He persisted with a probing off stump line, drawing an inside edge that lobbed off the pad to gully. The original appeal for lbw was ruled not out, but overturned, leaving West Indies pleasantly surprised.Two balls later, Shafiq was squared up by the length as he poked to the Kieran Powell, who put down a sitter to reprieve Shehzad in the first hour, completing a catch off the third attempt. Sarfraz Ahmed found himself hurrying to the middle much earlier expected. (ESPNCricinfo) Danyal Rasool is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGabriel five-for sucker punches PakistanMay 4, 2017In “Sports”Azhar and Misbah continue to grind WIMay 2, 2017In “latest news”Pakistan win toss, bat in third one-day against WindiesOctober 5, 2016In “latest news” read more

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Jacobs closes SKM acquisition

first_imgJacobs Engineering Group Inc has completed its merger transaction with Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM), the 6,900-person professional services firm headquartered in Australia, in accordance with previously announced terms. Jacobs purchased SKM for approximately AS$1.3 billion in cash. Founded in 1964, SKM is an employee-owned company with broad consulting, planning, engineering, architecture, scientific and construction management capabilities. The company has significant operations in Australia, Asia, South America, and the UK, and serves clients in multiple industries, including Mining and Metals, Building and Infrastructure, Water and Environment, and Power and Energy. SKM’s 2013 revenue stands at approximately A$1.3 billion.In making the announcement, Jacobs President and CEO Craig Martin stated, “The combination of Jacobs and SKM further diversifies our geographic offerings and the end-markets we serve. We look forward to integrating the two companies and see many excellent opportunities ahead to support our clients, develop our people, and grow our business.”  SKM CEO and Managing Director Santo Rizzuto added, “We are very enthusiastic about our future with Jacobs. Being one integrated company increases opportunities for our employees to build their careers in a range of disciplines around the world. We have significantly expanded our geographies and capabilities. The benefits we can deliver now that our companies are joined allow us to serve our clients better and in more places.” Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of technical professional and construction services.last_img read more

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Le mosasaure un reptile marin préhistorique à la queue de requin

first_imgLe mosasaure, un reptile marin préhistorique à la queue de requinUne étude publiée mardi révèle que les mosasaures, une famille de grands reptiles préhistoriques marins possédaient une queue de requin et nageaient donc aussi bien que ces derniers.En 2008, des chercheurs ont découvert en Jordanie un fossile de mosasaure, un animal appartenant à la famille des Prognathodons. Particulièrement bien conservé, le fossile en question se composait d’une grande partie du squelette de la queue de l’animal et de restes de tissus mous.C’est cette découverte qui a fourni aux scientifiques “la preuve indiscutable” que ce reptile préhistorique n’était pas une sorte de serpent de mer nageant comme une anguille comme le croyaient les paléontologues. En effet, l’animal qui vivait au Crétacé supérieur (il y a entre 98 à 66 millions d’années), nageaient comme les requins et possédaient d’ailleurs la même queue. Pour en arriver là, les chercheurs ont analysé et comparé les éléments osseux et des tissus mous du fossile avec d’autres, ce qui a permis de prouver que le mosasaure possédait une queue de poisson orientée verticalement et composée de deux parties asymétriques formant un croissant de lune, comme celle d’un requin.Une évolution semblable à celle des squales On est donc bien loin de la queue serpentine, longue, fine et dépourvue de nageoire caudale des serpents de mer. “L’absence de preuves, combinée avec des hypothèses conflictuelles” sur les origines des mosasaures, “ont nourri les clichés sur un animal serpentin qui fleurissent aussi bien dans la littérature scientifique que dans les ouvrages de vulgarisation”, indiquent les auteurs de l’étude cités par l’AFP. Selon eux, les mosasaures pouvaient atteindre 18 mètres de long et possédaient des capacités de nage très proches de celles des requins. Pour Johan Lindgren, géologue à l’Université suédoise de Lund, et son équipe, les mosasaures ont évolué comme les requins du fait qu’ils se développaient dans un environnement similaire. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?”Ces nouveaux résultats impliquent que le phénomène d’évolution convergente est plus répandu qu’on ne le soupçonnait”, et ce même dans des familles animales très éloignées, concluent-ils.(crédits photo : Johan Lindgren, Stefan Sølberg)Le 11 septembre 2013 à 18:27 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Sting talks about his only match at WrestleMania against Triple H what

first_img WhatsApp Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR pick and choose some events and loves being in front of the fans? sounds like he wants to wrestle…. 1 COMMENT Facebook Google+ Wrestling Fans Mourn The Loss Of WWE Legend Mean Gene Okerlund SteelCity1981 Dave Bautista WWE celebrates Smackdown’s 20th anniversary on the first episode on FOX on October 4 Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated is featuring an interview with WWE Hall of Famer Sting where he talks about losing in his only match at WrestleMania against Triple H in 2015 and what he plans to do going forward now that he is officially retired.On his loss to Triple H at WrestleMania 31:“People took the loss personally, but in this business, you have to learn real quick not to take anything that personally. For me, it was a memory just being in Levi Stadium in California, my home state, with that crowd there. There was so much nostalgia with having DX and the NWO all together at WrestleMania. I can’t tell you how many pictures I’ve signed of all of us in the ring. Fans talked about that and loved it.”What he plans to do now that he is retired from the ring:“I’m going to kick back. I’ll pick and choose some events, but I won’t be traveling as much. These grassroots shows remind me of my humble beginnings–even the smell of the building reminds me when I started. It’s an honor to still be in front of the fans.”SI: Sting on WWE Hall of Fame induction, WrestleMania match with Triple HRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipDave Bautista Announces His Retirement From WWEVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:40/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:36 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT Videos Articles April 11, 2016 at 11:58 pm Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Twitter Now Playing Up Next Dave Bautista Announces His Retirement From WWE Pinterest Now Playing Up Next WWE And WrestleMania 34 Bring New Orleans A Big Payday Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Triple H Now Playing Up Next 20 episodes of WCW Saturday Night from January to May 1993 added to the WWE Network Trish Stratus on retiring after SummerSlam: “It just became clear that it was a farewell match” Comments are closed.last_img read more

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US indexes hit onemonth highs as Netflix leads tech rally

first_imgNEW YORK — U.S. stocks rallied to their highest level in more than a month Tuesday after China’s government moved to inject more life into its economy by cutting taxes and increasing spending. Netflix led a surge in high-tech companies.Health care companies and banks rose as major companies including UnitedHealth and JPMorgan Chase announced their fourth-quarter results.The British pound wobbled after legislators soundly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan governing the country’s departure from the European Union. While the deal’s defeat might herald more chaos for companies in Britain and Europe in the months ahead, the outcome of the vote was long expected and stocks didn’t react much.Investors were encouraged to see China makes moves to stimulate growth. China is enduring its worst slowdown since the global financial crisis amid a punishing tariffs dispute with the U.S.“It shows clear signs they are worried about the economy,” said Lindsey Bell, an investment strategist at CFRA. But to investors, who want China’s economy to pick up again, Bell said the latest steps were “really welcome news.”The S&P 500 index rose 27.69 points, or 1.1 percent, to 2,610.30, its first close above 2,600 since Dec 13. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 155.75 points, or 0.7 percent, to 24,065.59.last_img read more

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