Today marks 60 days since the launch of The Lost Art of Closing: Winning the 10 Commitments That Drive Sales. The feedback you receive about a book is always interesting. Here are a few important takeaways.I included a model of the language that you can use at the end of each chapter so that the reader could develop something that would work for them. You know, their words, something that fits them. Readers are emailing to share with me that they are using the sample language very similar to how it is laid out in the book, and they are surprised how well it works.My view on this is that there are a lot of things that work, and plenty more that don’t. It’s the fact that they know what commitment they need and have some idea as to how to ask for it that is bringing them success.One sales leader told me that he is using the commitments to coach his sales team, and asking them what commitment they intend to gain during the next client interaction. Invariably, they start with the Commitment to Decide, the final ask. But as they talk through their plan with him, they discover that they really need the Commitment to Collaborate or the Commitment to Build Consensus or some other earlier commitment.It’s another proof point that the very idea of “closing” has been limited to the final ask for so long that it persists. It’s also proof of the central premise I had when I pitched the book: No one has ever written down the commitments that tend to come between target and close, what Neil Rackham called an “advance” in SPIN Selling. These commitments are what allow you to control the process and help your clients with better results.On the negative side, there are still people who are put off by the word “closing.” They believe that the book contains 110 closes with tie downs and smarmy language that is going to make them feel bad about themselves and ruin the trust they are trying to build with their clients. There are not any “closes” in the book that resemble anything you have ever seen in a book on closing. Instead, there are strategies for asking for commitments that build trust and allow you to better serve your clients.If you haven’t yet picked up The Lost Art of Closing, please do check it out. I know it will help you produce better results now and in the future. Send your receipt to me at email@example.com, and I will send you the workbook and an invite to the Facebook Mastermind Coaching group. At the time you are reading this, there will be five weeks of videos archived for you in the videos section. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) announced on Monday that it would no longer uphold the permission for Turkmenistan Airline to continue their route over concerns related to international air safety standards.UK Foreign Office confirmed in a note that Turkmenistan Airline was banned from flying to and from the EU pending the decision over the safety standards.Read it at Sputnik Related Items
Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ “There has been no particular progress on the issues of (sending South Korean) cheering squads or providing broadcast coverage, so they won’t be easy,” since there’s only a few days left until the game, said a ministry official, who spoke on condition of anonymity during a background briefing to reporters.The North in recent months has severed virtually all diplomatic activity and cooperation with the rival South amid a standstill in nuclear negotiations with the United States, while ramping up missile tests in an apparent effort to pressure Washington and Seoul.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSBecoming his own manSouth Korea’s Korea Football Association said last month it had been informed by the Asian Football Confederation that North Korea will host its Group H game against the South as scheduled.The game would be the first competitive meeting between the national men’s teams in the North Korean capital, although the North hosted the South for a friendly there in 1990. During qualification for the 2010 World Cup, North Korea chose to host games against South Korea in Shanghai, refusing to hoist the South Korean flag and play the South Korean anthem on its soil.But South Korea’s women’s team played in Pyongyang in an Asian Cup qualifier in 2017, and North Korean TV broadcast an edited version of the game days later.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lionel Messi says he considered leaving Barcelona after tax problem Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? In this Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, photo, South Korea national soccer team’s Son Heung-min, center, warms up during a training session ahead of Asian zone Group H qualifying soccer match against Sri Lanka for the 2022 World Cup at Hwaseong Sports Complex Main Stadium in Hwaseong, South Korea. (Hong Ki-won/Yonhap via AP)SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea said Thursday it’s unclear if North Korea will allow a live broadcast when it hosts the South’s national soccer team for a World Cup qualifier in Pyongyang next Tuesday.Seoul’s Unification Ministry, which deals with inter-Korean affairs, said the North has been ignoring South Korean calls for discussions on broadcasting the game live and allowing South Korean spectators to attend.ADVERTISEMENT US says it will resume talks with North Korea soon PLAY LIST 01:13US says it will resume talks with North Korea soon00:50Trending Articles01:19Magalong: Albayalde also got SUV out of ‘agaw bato’ operation in 201302:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES This jewelry designer is also an architect Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics MOST READ Becoming his own man Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers View comments
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. – The Latest on President Donald Trump and his twitter attacks on news media (all times local):6:30 p.m.President Donald Trump is renewing his twitter war against the news media, moving from attacks on two TV hosts to broad condemnation of news media in general.Trump began another day with tweets critical of MSNBC hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski. On Saturday morning he referred to Scarborough as “Crazy Joe” and Brzezinski as “dumb as a rock.”In the early evening Saturday, the president issued several tweets sniping about news coverage.Trump says “the fake and fraudulent” news media say he shouldn’t use social media. He defends the practice by saying that social media helped him win the election.Trump also is taking a swipe at a favourite target, CNN. He tweets that he’s considering calling the cable news network “Fraud News CNN” instead of “Fake News CNN.”___10:15 a.m.President Donald Trump is continuing his personal attacks on the anchors of “Morning Joe.”The president lashed out at Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski on Twitter Saturday. From his New Jersey golf club, Trump said: “Crazy Joe Scarborough and dumb as a rock Mika are not bad people, but their low rated show is dominated by their NBC bosses.”Trump drew wide condemnation earlier this week for his tweets calling Brzezinski “crazy” and saying she was “bleeding badly from a face-lift” when he saw them at his Florida estate. The MSNBC personalities said Trump was lying about their December encounter and questioned his “unhealthy obsession” with their program.Trump also said that Greta Van Susteren lost her nightly show on MSNBC because she “refused to go along w/ ‘Trump hate!’”
Nearly 54 per cent young women in India are not in education, employment or any kind of training, which is 15 times higher compared to young women and men worldwide, suggesting fewer opportunities for the fairer sex to enter the workforce, finds a Lancet study. The findings showed that globally, the number of 15-24-year-olds not in education, employment or training is estimated to be around three times higher for young women (175 million) than young men (63 million). Also Read – An income drop can harm brainBut, the prevalence in India is over 15 times higher in young women than in young men (nearly 54 per cent compared to 3.5 per cent). “Achieving gender equity in determinants of adolescent health and wellbeing will require action on many fronts, including employment and economic empowerment, better access to essential health care including contraception,” said Professor George Patton from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and University of Melbourne in Australia. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardIt also includes implementation of legislative frameworks to protect girls from early marriage, and changes in community norms, Patton said. The study, which tracked recent global changes to adolescent health in 195 countries, estimated that, compared with 1990, an additional 250 million adolescents in 2016 were living in countries where they faced a triple burden of infectious disease, non-communicable diseases including obesity, and injuries – including from violence. Besides the prevalence of anaemia was found to be over 50 per cent among young women in India.
Rabat – King Mohammed VI and Pope Francis signed, Saturday at the Throne room of the Rabat Royal Palace, the “Al-Quds Call,” aimed at promoting and enhancing the specific multi-faith character, spiritual dimension and special identity of the holy city.Here follows the full text of this Call, read out in Arabic by secretary general of the Higher Council of Ulema, Mohamed Yessef, and in Italian by Edgar Pena Parra, substitute at Vatican’s secretariat of State.“Call by His Majesty King Mohammed VI and His Holiness Pope Francis concerning Jerusalem / Al-Quds a Holy City and a Meeting Place On the occasion of the Holy Father’s visit to the Kingdom of Morocco, Pope Francis and King Mohammed VI, recognizing the uniqueness and the sacred character of Jerusalem (Al-Quds Al-Sharif), and caring deeply about its spiritual significance, as well as its special vocation as a city of Peace, issued this joint Call:“We believe it is important to preserve the Holy City of Jerusalem (Al-Quds Al-Sharif) as a shared heritage of humankind and to safeguard it, above all for the believers of the three monotheistic religions, as a symbol of peaceful coexistence and as a meeting place where mutual esteem and dialogue are fostered.To this end, the specific multi-faith character, spiritual dimension and special identity of Jerusalem (Al-Quds Al-Sharif) need to be preserved and enhanced.We therefore hope that, in the Holy City, the followers of the three monotheistic religions will be guaranteed free access to religious sites, as well as the right to practice their faith there, so that from Jerusalem (Al-Quds Acharif), the believers may address a prayer to God, the Creator of all beings, for a future of peace and brotherhood on earth.”The ceremony was attended by head of government, Saad Dine El Otmani, the King’s advisors, Omar Azziman, Fouad Ali El Himma and André Azoulay, the minister of the Interior, the minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the minister of Endowments and Islamic Affairs and members of the delegation accompanying the Supreme pontiff.
19 April 2007The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is partnering with basketball star Yao Ming, Chinese actor Pu Cunxin, the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the non-governmental organization (NGO) Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center to minimize the stigma attached to those living with HIV/AIDS in China. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is partnering with basketball star Yao Ming, Chinese actor Pu Cunxin, the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the non-governmental organization (NGO) Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center to minimize the stigma attached to those living with HIV/AIDS in China.The groundbreaking campaign aims to reduce the stigma associated with the disease and also targets the inclusion of family members, neighbours, co-workers and friends living with HIV/AIDS into our lives.A new poster shows Mr. Yao and Mr. Pu together with young people from AIDS-impacted communities, with the message, “We have the same feelings, the same dreams, the same life. HIV/AIDS will not affect our friendship. We are friends!”Over 200,000 of these posters, which were designed by people living with HIV, university students and NGOs, will be distributed nationwide, including in maternal health centres and community clinics. The posters will also be translated into three minority languages, Tibetan, Uygur and Jinbo (Yunnan), and will be distributed in ethnic minority areas such as schools and festival events.“We trust this campaign will help disseminate our common stand for positive action, care and full integration of people living with HIV and AIDS in our global society,” said Alessandra Tisot, UNDP’s Senior Deputy Resident Representative in China.The new campaign – in collaboration with the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Chinese Government organizations and NGOs – also developed educational materials such as discussion guides and mini-documentaries.It also draws on a previous effort to dispel misconceptions about the spread of HIV/AIDS, including a poster campaign featuring Mr. Yao and legendary NBA player Magic Johnson.“Important partnerships like these give the NBA an opportunity to use the international power of our brand and the celebrity of our players to have a direct impact on the critical issues facing communities all over the world,” said NBA Senior Vice President Kathy Behrens.In another development, a new report on HIV/AIDS by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon paints a mixed picture of progress in reaching the global Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as they relate to the disease. It cites progress on providing universal access to treatment, but warns that “far greater action will be required to fulfil international commitments on AIDS.”An estimated $10 billion – an increase over the $8.9 billion available in 2006 – will be available for HIV-related programmes in low- and middle-income countries in 2007, but this is just slightly more than half of what is needed. “With the passage of the epidemic’s first 25 years, it has become clearer than ever that the global response must move from an emergency footing to a longer-term effort that lays the groundwork for sustainable progress,” writes Mr. Ban.
Jayalalithaa also assured dual citizenship to Sri Lankan Tamils living for years in Tamil Nadu. (Colombo Gazette) Northern Province Chief Minister C V Wigneswaran expects re-elected Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Jayaram to do good for the Northern Tamils.In a message congratulating Jayalalithaa on her victory at the Tamil Nadu Assembly polls held this week, Wigneswaran said that the Northern Tamils are joyous over her re-election as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister. During her election campaign, Jayalalithaa vowed to retrieve Katchatheevu island ceded to Sri Lanka and restore the traditional fishing rights of Tamil Nadu fishermen in Palk Bay. He said her re-election shows the faith the Tamil Nadu people have in her.
Haldimand-Norfolk residents are being urged to vaccinate their pets and avoid contact with wild animals this spring to prevent the spread of the rabies virus.In 2018 there were four animal cases of rabies in Haldimand and one in Norfolk. This year, there has been only one animal case, in Haldimand County. All were in raccoons – none were in domestic animals.Ontario has seen 462 cases of rabies in raccoons and 21 in foxes since a 2015 outbreak of the virus in neighbouring areas.“The virus isn’t just limited to animals – it can cause serious illness in humans as well,” said Shanker Nesathurai, Haldimand-Norfolk’s Medical Officer of Health, in a press release. “Once symptoms appear, the disease is almost always fatal, so it’s incredibly important to seek treatment before symptoms of the infection appear.”Rabies is spread through the saliva of an infected animal by a bite or scratch and is fatal if left untreated. Any mammal can be infected by rabies, with raccoons, skunks, bats and foxes being common regional carriers. Pets such as dogs and cats should be vaccinated for rabies at the age of three months, and the vaccination should be kept up-to-date.To reduce the risk and help prevent the spread of rabies in the community, the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit recommends that you:• Ensure your pet’s rabies vaccination is up-to-date. It’s the law.• Stay away from and do not touch unfamiliar animals, or animals acting strangely.• Stay away from wild animals and do not feed them.• Prevent pets from coming into contact with wildlife.• Supervise children when they are around animals.• Do not let pets roam free.• Feed pets indoors. Feeding pets outdoors can attract other unwanted animals.• Keep garbage securely covered.Every owner of a horse, cow, bull, steer, calf or sheep must ensure that each animal is immunized against rabies unless the animal is only being taken care of by one person and the animal is not accessible to the public.To report wildlife acting abnormally in Haldimand or Norfolk, contact the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry’s Rabies Information Line at 1-888-574-6656.To report contact that might result in the transmission of rabies to a person, contact the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit at 519-426-6170 or 905-318-6623.Incidents involving domestic pets being exposed to potentially rabid animals should be reported to your local vet.
The “Conduct and Discipline Units” will replace individuals in each mission who had taken on the issue in addition to their other duties. The units will be guided by a headquarters office now being staffed in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations in New York, and they will charged with handling complaints and managing data while ensuring compliance with UN standards of conduct. UN rules forbid staff from contact with prostitutes, forbid sexual relations with anyone under 18, and “strongly discourage” relations with beneficiaries. In UN peacekeeping, that means all members of the host population. Individual peacekeeping missions also have their own codes of conduct with more stringent measures, including curfews, lists of off-limits establishments, a rule that troops wear military uniforms while off duty, and telephone hotlines to report abuse. The Conduct and Discipline Units are among the recommended actions proposed by Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al-Hussein, Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Adviser on Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by United Nations Peacekeeping Personnel. In June, the General Assembly approved a wide-ranging package of these recommendations. In addition to the Conduct and Discipline Units, other measures now in process include a policy on victims’ assistance, intensified training of peacekeepers, measures to strengthen leadership accountability, improvements in living conditions for peacekeeping personnel. They also include amendments to legal agreements with troop-contributing countries, including contracts with all peacekeeping personnel to include prohibitions on sexual exploitation and abuse. Investigations against some 186 personnel, many resulting in dismissals and repatriations, have been completed.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Tom Murphy, The Associated Press Posted Mar 9, 2015 7:49 am MDT Mall operator Simon Property Group launches $16 billion hostile bid for Macerich FILE – In this Feb. 16, 2010 file photo, a woman and a young girl stand at a fountain at the Stanford Shopping Center, a Simon Property Group property, in Palo Alto, Calif. Simon Property Group on Monday, March 9, 2015 said it is launching a hostile bid worth about $16 billion for Macerich Co., after saying the rival mall operator refused to discuss a combination. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File) INDIANAPOLIS – Simon Property Group has launched a $16 billion hostile bid for Macerich Co. after saying its rival refused to discuss a combination of two of the largest U.S. mall operators.Simon said Monday that it was offering $91 per share in cash and stock for each share of Macerich. That represents a premium of 30 per cent to the closing price of the mall operator’s shares on Nov. 18, before Simon disclosed that it had accumulated a nearly 4 per cent stake in Macerich.The offer is valued at about $22.4 billion, counting Macerich’s debt.Indianapolis-based Simon said the addition of Macerich would amount to a “strong strategic and geographic fit,” to its property portfolio, and it was confident that Macerich shareholders will accept its offer.Macerich said its board will review the proposal and, in the meantime, advised shareholders of the Santa Monica, California, company to take no action.Simon said it was taking its bid to shareholders after Macerich refused to discuss an acquisition. Chairman and CEO David Simon told his Macerich counterpart, Arthur M. Coppola, in a letter dated Monday that it has been more than a week since the two sides discussed Simon’s interest, and he was disappointed that Coppola has not responded to him “as you said you would.”Simon called the offer “very compelling.”“We have completed nearly $40 billion of acquisitions in a variety of complex transactions during our 21 years as a public company and we see no legal or other impediment to completing our purchase of Macerich,” he wrote to Coppola.Simon is a real estate investment trust, or REIT, that operates more than 200 properties in the United States, with a heavy presence in Florida, Texas and California, among other states. It also runs shopping centres in Canada, Japan, Mexico and other countries.Macerich has 51 shopping centres in its portfolio, including locations in Chicago, the metro New York area and Washington, D.C.Simon expects the deal would provide an immediate lift for its funds from operations, a key measure of operating performance for REITs.Shares of Macerich jumped 6 per cent, or $5.19, to $91.91 in Monday afternoon. Meanwhile, Simon Property Group Inc. shares edged up 4 cents to $180.62, and broader markets also advanced slightly.
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. Two more “significant arrests” have been made in connection with the Westminster attack, Scotland Yard has said.Scotland Yard’s top anti-terror officer Mark Rowley said the suspects were held overnight in the West Midlands and North West as he revealed that the killer’s birth name was Adrian Russell Ajao.Mr Rowley appealed to the public for information about the killer, who was also known as Adrian Elms but was using the name Khalid Masood at the time of the attack. Mr Rowley said: “We remain keen to hear from anyone who knew Khalid Masood well, understands who his associates were and can provide us with information about places he has recently visited.”There might be people out there who did have concerns about Masood but did not feel comfortable for whatever reason in passing those concerns to us.” Victims of the attack (from left to right:) Aysha Frade; Pc Keith Palmer; Kurt Cochran. One more victim (unpictured) has died: Leslie Rhodes Suspect Khalid Masood’s birth name is revealed as Adrian Russell Ajao The officer also revealed that the fourth member of the public injured in the attack, who died in hospital on Thursday night, was 75-year-old Leslie Rhodes from Streatham, south London.Mr Rowley said two people remain in hospital in a critical condition, one with life-threatening injuries. Two police officers hurt in the attack are also in hospital with “significant injuries”.
On Sunday will be played the derby of the group A in the EHF Champions League: Rhein-Neckar Löwen will host MKB-MVM Veszprém.The Germans prepared perfectly for this battle, because they could beat Flensburg away in Bundesliga and reached the 3rd position on the table. It was a big surprise, because Flensburg didn’t lose at home since the December of 2011. Veszprém can’t be so satisfied with their results, they lost their two preparing matches in Skopje against Vardar and Metalurg. But this week they had an easy win against Balatonfüred in the domestic championship (39-25). Iman Jamali won’t travel to Mannheim because of an injury. Patrik Ligetvári will replace him, who was chosen to the best youth player in Hungary in 2013.The two teams have played yet in the 2nd round of the group phrase. The Hungarians won with one goal in Veszprém Aréna in an exciting match.Who will be the winner? Let’s see on Sunday at 7 p.m.!TEXT: Virág Farkas ESZPREMhandballRNLVirag Farkas ← Previous Story SG Flensburg sign left back Goran Bogunovic! Next Story → TWO MACEDONIAN TEAMS AT TOP 16: Vardar beat Minsk!
France: 37,7 milliards d’euros dépensés sur les sites de e-commerce Internet ne connaît pas la crise. Dans un contexte économique difficile, les sites de vente en ligne ont enregistré une croissance de 22% de leur chiffres d’affaires en 2011.Les sites de e-commerce ne se sont jamais autant bien portés. En 2011 en France, selon des chiffres communiqués par la Fevad (Fédération du e-commerce et de la vente à distance) le secteur a enregistré une croissance de son chiffre d’affaires de 22%, pour un total estimé à 33,7 milliards d’euros. Déjà en 2010 les plateformes de vente en ligne avaient connu une augmentation de leur revenus de 24%, preuve de l’engouement croissant des consommateurs pour les achats en ligne, rappelle Clubic.À lire aussiQuelles sont les maladies médiévales et exotiques qui font leur retour en France ?Ce sont les périodes de Noël qui ont boosté les achats, preuve en est, ces quelques semaines représentent à elles seules 20% du chiffre d’affaires annuel avec 7,6 milliards d’euros. Il était déjà de 6,3 milliards d’euros en 2010.30 millions d’e-acheteurs sont référencés par la Fevad. Ces consommateurs ont un panier moyen de 90 euros, un chiffre légèrement en recul par rapport à 2010 de 1%. Mais les différents sites de vente ont enregistré plus de 420 millions de transactions au cours de l’année.Le secteur de la vente en ligne présente une bonne santé dans un contexte difficile pour la consommation des ménages, qui elle baisse de 3% sur le dernier semestre 2011. L’essor provient aussi des transactions réalisées via un mobile, qui ont considérablement augmenté en 2011. Aucun chiffre n’a été avancé par l’étude mais les entreprises reconnaissent que le paiement mobile représente aujourd’hui environ 2% de leur chiffres d’affaires global. Une prouesse pour un parc de consommateurs loin d’être totalement équipé de smartphones et tablettes.Le 31 janvier 2012 à 19:30 • Maxime Lambert
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Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, September 12, 2016 – Commenting on a new documentary series about to be screened by the BBC, the Governor, Peter Beckingham, said:“There are many reasons why our Turks and Caicos Islands attract so many visitors each year, but one must be at the top of everyone’s list: the magic of an environment surrounded by crystal clear turquoise seas. The color is so distinctive, even from the height of a jet crossing from Miami to South America, that I have heard of passengers asking to know which group of islands they were flying over. We should treasure that beauty.“Thanks to the endurance and hard graft of a British naturalist our “beautiful by nature” islands have been recorded for thousands to see on film or in a book. Stewart McPherson decided, with enormous ambition, to create a series of films for TV on all the Overseas Territories, entitled “Britain’s Treasure Islands”. The series was shown earlier this year on BBC’s Channel Four, and a book of the series has just been published. Extraordinarily, he must be one of the few people who can claim he has visited, in a journey of over 70,000 miles, all 14 Overseas Territories, from Anguilla to Pitcairn Islands, and the British Indian Ocean Territory to the Falkland Islands.“I’m delighted to say that Turks and Caicos Islands has its own section, and Stewart has highlighted in some beautiful photography and film many of our natural highlights. Of course the wildlife is featured prominently, with some great film (some of it by David Stone, former Vice President of our Reef Fund) of migratory humpbacks, the endangered loggerhead turtles, sting and eagle rays and sea turtles. Our wonderful birdlife is also shown: where, as the film asks, can you be in a capital city with its own resident flamingos?“The film doesn’t spare some of the more disturbing aspects of TCI’s earlier history, depicting the “vile industry” of cotton picking and salt production before slavery was abolished. Thankfully the filming does gloss over the recurring environmental problems we face by litter.“Stewart McPherson’s film is a wonderful boost for Turks and Caicos. It highlights the urgent need for us to preserve and be proud of our environment. I hope that copies of the book, which I expect to be able to present to schools during Jill’s Footsteps4Good walk across the islands in September, will encourage and educate our younger generation to take pride and pleasure in one of the most beautiful environments in the world.“You can see extracts from the BBC series about TCI on www.britainstreasureislands.com/. It’s well worth spending ten minutes reminding ourselves how fortunate we are to live in this environment. Take a look this week!” Related Items:Britian’s Treasure Islands, Stewart McPherson, TCI showcased on BBC documentary Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
HAVANA (WSVN) — Shaquille O’Neal is now the first-ever U.S. Department of State Sports Envoy to Cuba, and on Saturday, he took his title to Cuba.The former Miami Heat star posted a picture on Instagram of his flight to Havana.O’Neal is leading basketball clinics for kids and demonstrating how sports can develop academic, leadership and teamwork skills.The 7-foot-1-inch sports legend arrived in Havana on Saturday and returns to the U.S. on Tuesday.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
PEMBROKE PINES, FLA. (WSVN) – Police have captured an alligator who tried to walk into a Pembroke Pines school.The hatchling tried to walk into Somerset Academy North, Wednesday.A police officer captured the reptile and moved it from the school.Police told 7News the hatchling will soon be relocated to the Everglades.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Rajamahendravaram: Municipal Corporation Deputy Commissioner Jayaraj has said that they handed over the three Anna canteens in the city here on Thursday as per the directions of the government. The three canteens are located at Subrahmanya Mydanam, Government Hospital and Quarry area. The particulars of the furniture was given to the corporation engineering department and locked the canteens, he added.
HAL IPO: 10 Key things to know before investingSoumepa via Creative CommonsHindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has opened its Initial Public Offer (IPO) on Friday. The company is looking to raise Rs 4,200 crore through the IPO.Here are 10 key points an investor should note before subscribing to the issue:• The face value of the share is fixed at Rs 10 per share. The issue price band for HAL IPO is Rs 1,215 to Rs 1,240 per share.• The offer comprises a net offer of 3,34,38,750 equity shares and an employee reservation portion of up to 6,68,775 equity shares.• For retail investors and eligible employees, there will be a discount on the issue. They will get shares at a discount of Rs 25 on the final offer price.• State-owned defence company aims to raise Rs 4,144.06 crore and Rs 4,229.33 crore at lower and the upper end of the price band.• The subscription opens on March 16 and closes on March 20.• HAL IPO is a part of government’s yearly divestment programme. HAL will not receive any proceeds from the IPO, and all the proceeds will go to the selling shareholder.• SBI Capital Markets and Axis Capital Limited are the books running lead managers to the HAL IPO.• By entering the primary market, the company aims to avail the benefits of listing the equity shares in the stock exchanges.• HAL aims to carry out the disinvestment of 3,41,07,525 equity shares by the selling shareholder (the president of India). He is acting through the Department of Defence Production.• Karvy Computershare Private Limited is the registrar to the issue.HAL is the 39th largest aerospace company in the world in terms of revenue and Indian Army is its biggest client. HAL also supplies products overseas including Afghanistan, Namibia, Seychelles, Ecuador, Mauritius, Maldives, and Nepal.