Interview skills problem solving tackled in new Youth University series

Youth University has launched a Lunch and Learn series on topics related to teaching and developing youth skills.The series consists of four interactive sessions per term, each led by Youth University staff and senior Brock students. The first, held Jan. 14, was led by two students who presented problem-solving and team-building activities for camp and the classroom.“With increasing talk about the importance of learning outside the classroom as an important complement of higher education, we are committed to acting as a ‘living laboratory’ for Brock students,” Youth University director Kate Cassidy said. “We help them experiment with, and integrate, the knowledge and skills they have obtained in class through a variety of opportunities that further their education and engagement year round.”The next Lunch and Learn session will be Feb. 16 at 11:30 a.m. in the Sankey Chamber. Sonya Forsey, Youth University summer enrichment manager, will present tips on interview skills for working with youth. Everyone is welcome.Quick link:• Youth University read more

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WVa governors companies ordered to pay 35M in lawsuit

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A federal judge has ordered companies owned by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice to pay $35 million over a lawsuit accusing them of violating a mining contract.U.S. District Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove in Kentucky on Monday ordered the Kentucky Fuel Corp. and the James C. Justice Cos. to pay the sum.The lawsuit was filed by the New London Tobacco Market and Five Mile Energy. They are accusing the Justice companies of failing to pay mining royalty payments and retainer fees.The ruling includes roughly $17 million in damages, $17 million for royalties and $1 million in retainer fees.A lawyer for Justice’s companies says they plan to appeal the judge’s ruling.The Associated Press read more

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Motorist faces brush with the law after being caught on camera brushing

first_imgMr Tulip pictured this driver cleaning his teeth at the wheelCredit:Mercury Press Mr Tulip pictured this driver cleaning his teeth at the wheel A father caught the moment a motorist appeared to brush his teeth while driving down the motorway for more than five minutes.Robert Tulip, 42, from Chesterfield, Derbyshire, was on his way to Blackburn on October 13 with his wife when he noticed the driver in the car next to him appearing to still be completing his morning routine.The support worker claims the motorist was cleaning his teeth for around five minutes and using a travel mug to spit into while driving 50-60 miles per hour along the M62. At first my wife thought I was joking. She thought I was having a laugh. She didn’t think anyone would do thatRobert Tulip Mr Tulip shot the footage to show his wife Lisa, who was driving and didn’t believe it was actually happening.Even though the incident amused Robert he admits these “stupid” actions can risk lives and hopes the video will ‘shame’ the motorist and make other drivers think twice.Mr Tulip said: “It’s such a distraction. The video only shows a little part of what I saw. I was trying to prove what he was doing. I don’t think he was aware at all that I was filming him.”I wanted to shame him. I didn’t do it for a laugh. I did it because people like that should be accountable for their actions and realise they’re putting the rest of us in danger.”There is no way you are 100 per cent committed to what is going on around you [if you are doing that].”If it was myself and I was stupid enough to do something like that and someone filmed it I would be embarrassed and think twice about doing it again. “We were driving along and I saw the man and it took us a mile or so to catch up with him again because he took off when we first saw it.”A couple of more minutes later he was still doing it. Must have been about five minutes in total.”I was half expecting him to spit out the window but he was spitting into a travel mug. It was 1pm, it was a bit of an odd time to be cleaning your teeth whilst driving.”At first my wife thought I was joking. She thought I was having a laugh. She didn’t think anyone would do that.”After Mr Tulip spotted the red Vauxhall Astra driver he decided to share his dash cam footage to help raise awareness to the dangers this can cause to other drivers.Mr Tulip said: “I ride a motorbike and you see quite a lot when you’re on a bike because you observe more. I see the dangers more than most car drivers.”What really annoys me as a motorbike driver is when people get in their cars they’re in a little bubble and that puts other drivers in danger.”I showed it to the friend we were visiting and he thought it was hilarious. At first I thought it was funny but when he was continuing to do it I thought he could put someone’s life at risk.”I saw the funny side of it. It’s funny as long as nobody was getting hurt. I’ve not seen any one doing it before. I’ve seen plenty of people using their phones.”They don’t realise the consequences of it and it’s the same with this. You get car drivers going 100 mile an hour without getting fined or prosecuted and it puts the rest of us in danger.”I want to try and raise awareness to these dangers.” 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.last_img read more

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Labrador run over by four trains narrowly avoided death

first_imgPoppy the dog is cared for by staff at Garston VetsCredit: Garston Vets /  Garston Vets / She was given the all clear within a week and sent home.”It’s something that her owners never believed would happen,” added Ms Holmes.”She is making good progress but, unsurprisingly, has a degree of discomfort still. Fortunately, she hasn’t lost her appetite.”Network Rail said a train driver reported seeing something near the Hawkeridge footpath level in Westbury crossing at about 7.30am on January 17.Trains on the line were told to run with caution and an operations manager arrived on site to find injured Poppy twenty minutes later. A black labrador was lucky to be alive after it was run over by four trains but avoided death. The dog, called Poppy, chased a deer onto a railway line while out on a walk with her owner.Poppy and the deer were both hit by a passenger train, but where the deer was killed instantly, the pet survived by lying still in the middle of the tracks as three other trains passed overhead, all missing her.Poppy suffered broken ribs and Garston Vets in Westbury, Wilts, said things “looked very dark for Poppy”, but she pulled through.Sarah Holmes, of Garston Vets, said: “Her face was extremely swollen, she had a large wound on her back and was in considerable pain.”But we were amazed that the only broken bones were a couple of ribs.” 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.last_img read more

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Samuel Honrubia in Montpellier until 2014

HC MontpellierSamuel Honrubia ← Previous Story Tanja Milanovic ended career Next Story → Zvonimir Serdarusic (Celje PL): RNL is step ahead us” Second left wing of French champion HC Montpellier, Samuel Honrubia (24) prolonged his contract with a club until 2014.  He is a “kid of the club”, who signed first contract in 2004. Currently he is sharing time on the court with Michael Gigou, but his time is coming.

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Opinion Ageism is far too prevalent we need a cultural shift in

first_imgFOR THE NEXT three days at the United Nations (UN) in New York, human rights and older people are being discussed. This is the fifth session of the Open Ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWGA) set up in 2010 to strengthen the protection of the rights of older people, and one of the outcomes of its deliberations could be a new international Convention on the Rights of Older People.The issues to be discussed this week include the care of older people, violence and abuse against older people and planning for end of life care.The need for a ConventionThe human rights of older people have been somewhat neglected in international human rights law. While many international human rights instruments are universal by nature, such as the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), older people are rarely specifically mentioned, in the Covenants themselves or in the commentary or recommendations made by the Committees established to monitor compliance with the Covenants.International human rights law does not articulate or explain, for example, protection from elder abuse or support for older people in care settings in the same way the Convention on the Rights of the Child deals with the specificity of issues that children face, such as child protection and adoption.It is clear there are gaps in protections available to older people in our existing human rights infrastructure. This surely does not make sense given the projections for global ageing populations. By 2030, 16% or 1,375 million of the total global population will be over 60 years old (currently it is 11% or 809 million) and for the first time ever there will be more people over 60 than children under 10. This means that the number of people whose rights may be violated, without adequate protections is increasing at a rapid pace.We need a common minimum standard set of rights for older people that governments can sign up to. These would not necessarily be new rights, but the articulation of how each human right specifically applies to older people and what measures governments must take to comply with it.A new Convention would provide a welcome cultural shift in how older people in Ireland and globally are perceived. Ageism is too prevalent. Older adults are often seen as a burden rather than the bearers of rights who have helped build the infrastructure of their respective societies and economies, and continue to contribute even when they are no longer in employment.A new Convention would help increase the visibility of older people and move towards older people being viewed as rights holders rather than recipients of charity or welfare.IrelandIreland will be represented at the meeting but has up until now not been supportive of a new Convention and has rowed in behind the EU’s position, also not in favour of new legally binding instrument.However in the last year Slovenia came out in support of a Convention so it will be interesting to see the nuance in the EU position at the meeting this year.It is important that Ireland and the EU continue to support the OEWGA process at least. We in Age Action are calling on them to support the drafting of a new Convention. The negotiation and drafting process for human rights Conventions at the UN is very lengthy and it is not uncommon to take a decade or longer so we will have to be patient.The lived experience of older people Getting the lived experience of older people here in Ireland and globally reflected in a Convention will also be hugely important. Meaningful consultations with older people on how they perceive their rights will need to take place, as well as participation by older people in the negotiation process as happened with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.Once the Convention is negotiated the work in a sense will have only begun. We will then need to ensure that Ireland ratifies it and the rights it contains are fully realised for older people on the ground.Lianne Murphy is Development Officer in Age Action’s Ageing & Development Programme.Opinion: Older people and Gaeilgeoirí are right to be indignant – this Cabinet doesn’t care about themRead: 14% of older Irish people prescribed ‘inappropriate’ drugslast_img read more

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Vote to help physicist create his Lego dream machine

first_imgLego is all about creating from your own imagination, but a significant part of their business also comes from selling pre-arranged sets of blocks that make something finite but truly spectacular. Still, when Lego’s enormous catalog of pre-planned projects fails to deliver your machine of choice, what’s a creative physicist to do? One post-doc working at the Niels Bohr Institute recently spent more than 80 hours creating a fiftieth-scale model of the Large Hadron Collider’s ATLAS detector; what was he supposed to do, just leave it there?Using Lego’s ingenious private crowdsourcing site, physicist Sascha Mehlhase is looking to get his creation an official release. The original is displayed at the Institute itself, but Mehlhase believes that bringing it to a larger audience could help foster a healthy interest in physics. After all, after assembling a model of the detector that (probably) found the so-called God Particle, who could help but wonder just how the real version works?The original model, on display at the Niels Bohr Institute.Though Lego has been contacted about the project already, the company has a burgeoning platform to develop such ideas in place. Essentially a Kickstarter for Lego, Cuusoo allows the community to vote, rather than invest, and decide the next great block kit to come to market. As the project page itself notes, the ATLAS experiment, performed at the LHC, is arguably the largest scientific experiment ever performed. By contrast, this ATLAS model is made of just 560 Lego pieces, and can be assembled in less than an hour.Though the project is billed as a “education/outreach” project, it seems to focus more on the “reach” than the “educate.” Though a retail product will undoubtedly find its way into more young hands and minds than an online blueprint, I have to wonder how much real knowledge is being conveyed. Giving young builders the challenge of designing such a model for themselves would certainly engender more actual understanding, as self-directed research always does.That is, however, a more general point about the modern nature of Lego. If you’d like to support the ATLAS model on Cuusoo, be sure to vote. The threshold for review by the Lego gatekeepers is 10,000 votes, and as of this writing the ATLAS project has fewer than 500.last_img read more

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USA Today Ronda Rousey signing with WWE described as imminent

first_img Pinterest Ronda Rousey nearly loses finger filming TV Show My bad,I corrected it. She was undefeated 12 and lost 2 fights… is that a massive loss record?Are u a UFC fighter?Name me the 5 female fighters. WhatsApp December 7, 2017 at 10:28 am Lesnar also lost his last two fights (before coming back last year) is that a losing streak? Ronda Rousey sustains a gruesome finger injury on the set of “9-1-1”, underwent surgery Top UFC Women’s Star Speaks About Charlotte Flair Now Playing Up Next December 7, 2017 at 6:28 am Steven Herrera nupendallas Seriously? So when Lesnar lost in UFC I guess he was damaged goods too? Rhonda is badass. I want to see her come out with a Hotrod t-shirt and a kilt baby. Imagine the possibilities with Flair alone! December 7, 2017 at 6:20 am December 7, 2017 at 7:53 am December 7, 2017 at 6:31 am Cris Cyborg Will Test Free-Agent Market December 7, 2017 at 10:44 am Google+ You are pathetic. If I remember correctly Hulkster was in the main event. 24 COMMENTS nupendallas pretty much, he ran crying to a wrestling company. Now Playing Up Next Another Top UFC fighter Is Calling Conor McGregor ‘Irrelevant’ December 7, 2017 at 10:32 am Facebook J™ Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR In MMA is either u win or u lose. Losing fights does not make u damage goods or a loser. I for one would like to see her enter a WWE ring and entertain. Just hope that she can adapt to the world of pro wrestling cos its a totally different ball game compare to UFC.And is obvious why Dana White don’t want Rhonda to go to WWE. Cameron Huff December 7, 2017 at 2:51 am December 6, 2017 at 11:58 pm J™ You know nothing- losing meets a lot-do you think uFC is going to hype a fighter with a massive loss record? Hell might as well re-sign Ken Shamrock. True UFC fighters know that Rousey’s career in MMA is over she had a hot little run but now she’s a B level fighter- I can think of 5 female MMA fighters who today would destroy her with ease, Anonymous December 7, 2017 at 10:31 am You are a schmuck- I have forgotten more about wrestling than you will ever learn. You are probably one of these Cena generation fans- and just to let you know I have been following UFC when they had no rules are very limited rules and no weight classes-i.e the Royce Gracie era.Rhonda Rousey is listed as #21 in the top female MMA fighters and this is from a reputable source : J™ I think she’s very marketable.Amateur record: 3-0, all by submissionPro record: 12-2. 12-0 to start, 9 submission & 3 KOs.Won bronze at the 08 Olympics for judo.In ’07, she won silver in the world championships and gold at the pan am games.The women’s division has a ton of talent and it was just injected w some new talent. I think bringing Ronda in, especially if she can take on Roddy Piper’s Rowdy gimmick, can be huge. She doesn’t even have to wrestle.Have her debut as Broken. What I recall most from UFC 1 (which is strange) is the knock out Teila Tuli took in the very first match despite being much, much larger and when his tooth came flying out…as if to say, this crap is the real deal. Steven Herrera WWE 24 – Revolutionary: The Year of Ronda Rousey to premiere this Monday after RAW December 7, 2017 at 9:05 am theFranchiise December 7, 2017 at 6:36 amcenter_img Twitter nupendallas December 7, 2017 at 10:30 am Her 2 losses especially the last one was a train wreck she literally got destroyed. She’s no longer a big name. She had her 15 mins of fame- her fans at one time were drinking the Kool-Aid. Remember people were saying she could beat Floyd Mayweather and she even believed the hype and was throwing jabs at him no pun intended? She is an after thought in MMA much better female fighters out there so basically WWE is picking up the trash as usual. Now Playing Up Next December 7, 2017 at 10:33 am December 7, 2017 at 6:25 am Lesnar never went on a losing streak like Rousey, Her last 2 fights were brutal KO’s by underdogs- no one will give a rat’s ass that she joins the WWE circus. When a MMA fighter goes to wrestling it’s usually b/c their career is over- hence : Tito Ortiz, Rampage Jackson etc December 7, 2017 at 8:41 am December 7, 2017 at 12:19 am Now the question is will she be a full timer? theshoebox503 I’m looking forward to her debut so that’s 3 out of 4 here so by that logic, people will care, even if you / some don’t – live and let live dude! Her little segment with The Rock and The Authority at WrestleMania 31 was the main thing I remembered about her the most. Ronda’s hype died after she got her ass whooped by Beth Correia. She’ll probably be the female Brock Lesnar of the Women’s Division and wrestle here and there. Just as long as she’s not the one to end Asuka’s undefeated streak I don’t care who she wrestles. Amanda Nunes J™ UFC 239 Preview: Amanda Nunes vs. Holly Holm December 7, 2017 at 10:38 am Wow man! Now Playing Up Next J™ Steven Herrera nupendallas December 7, 2017 at 11:04 am UFC 1 AND Wrestlemania 1? Wow you’ve must have seen some stuff! But now he is laughing when he looks at his back account. This is pointless and stupid. Rousey was all hype until she got her ass handed to her several times. Now the WWE is signing this loser who no one even cares about- she doesn’t have a future in the UFC anymore-so leave it up to the WWE to sign damaged goods. Colby Steven Herrera December 8, 2017 at 1:20 pm I thought her first loss was to Holly Holm? Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next nupendallas December 7, 2017 at 3:26 am December 7, 2017 at 1:00 am Colby USA Today is featuring a story about Ronda Rousey moving closer to signing a deal with WWE, a move the article describes as being “imminent.”The article notes that the former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion appeared to have her final mixed martial arts fight last December at UFC 207, losing to Amanda Nunes. It was Rousey’s second MMA loss after a devastating knockout loss to Holly Holm a year prior.“Two people close to Rousey told USA TODAY Sports that she is finalizing details of her move to WWE. The people requested anonymity because the switch has not been announced.”Rousey has been involved with WWE in recent months, including attending the Mae Young Classic, various WWE TV tapings and live events. She has largely been supporting friend and former MMA fighter Shayna Baszler, who has also come to terms on a deal with WWE and will be debuting shortly in NXT.UFC President Dana White seemed to rule out Rousey ever making a return to the octagon again for the UFC in the near future after two losses in a row.“I wouldn’t want to see it. I wouldn’t want it to happen. I care about her. She has got money … and all that stuff. I don’t want to see it happen.”WWE did not immediately respond when reached for comment by USA Today.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipUFC 239 Preview: Amanda Nunes vs. Holly HolmVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:52/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:49 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 theFranchiise Steven Herrera stinkelbaum December 8, 2017 at 3:56 pm OK whatever u say man, Mr name calling know it all who cannot accept other’s opinions…U know what they say about arguing on the internet…. December 7, 2017 at 3:21 am Ronda Rousey, Sonya Deville join Total Divas Season 9 cast, will premiere on October 2 Cameron Huff Comments are closed.last_img read more

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Hazel Dell Metro clinches regional semifinal spot

first_imgGenerally, it’s not a good thing when sports teams become predictable. The one exception? When people just start predicting you are going to win. This has become the case for Hazel Dell Metro, which improved to 3-0 in pool play Thursday by beating South Coast of Oregon 8-5 in the Babe Ruth Pacific Northwest 15-year-old Regional at Propstra Stadium. The victory secured HDM the top seed heading into Saturday’s semifinal, with the tournament winner advancing to the Babe Ruth World Series in Jamestown, N.Y.Despite the normalcy of outscoring its opponent, there were some differences for Metro on Thursday than from what it has seen throughout the tournament. The first was that the mercy rule did not go into effect, and the second was … HDM actually trailed.South Coast, which entered the game 2-0 in the regional, took a 2-0 lead when Clayton Duryee knocked in John Dodson with an inside-the-park home run in the first inning. But Metro — perhaps predictably — didn’t rattle. “I was just thinking that we need to hit the ball and get them back,” HDM catcher Brady Benson said.And his team did just that — right away. Kaiden Grotte hit a single with one out in the second inning, Brooks Hanson walked, and a wild pitch advanced the runners to second and third. Then, Andrew Haley reached on an error, Benson slapped an RBI single, Sam Walker drove in a run on a fielder’s choice, and Benson scored on a wild pitch. Just like that it was 4-2.last_img read more

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Driving New Revenue Through Telemarketing

first_imgB-to-b publishers are going to market with more products than ever—including their own and those of their clients. The advantage they offer, of course, is a narrow, targeted audience. The challenge they face is to avoid tapping out that audience, or allowing their marketing messages to get lost or misdirected in a sea of direct mail and email.For this reason, many publishers are leaning more heavily on telemarketing. Once seen as mostly a cost center, this service is now helping to drive new revenue, especially in lead generation.At Haymarket Media, clients pay an average of $50 to $100 per lead, depending on complexity, according to Tracey Harilal, a circulation marketing manager at the company who works with its Direct Marketing News and Medical Marketing and Media brands. In many cases, specific questions are tacked on to the end of a requalification script. In other, more targeted cases, where an advertiser wants to reach a senior-level executive or a very specific job title, designated lead-generation calls are conducted.While some Haymarket brands—such as SC Magazine—have been running custom lead generation campaigns for a while now, Harilal says her brands just started doing so in August 2011. Since then, she’s seen a significant upswing in advertiser interest; revenue from these campaigns has jumped almost 50 percent in the first four months of 2012, compared to 2011. For Harilal, telemarketing makes up 60 to 80 percent of her overall budget—but the return rates, and her need to meet a 100 percent one-year direct request for the BPA audit, make it essential. For lead generation, the return is at about 80 to 85 percent, versus roughly 10 percent in other channels combined. For subscriptions, the return is about 75 percent, with telemarketing accounting for 50 or more percent of all requalifications.Westerman, who not long ago joined Summit from Ziff Davis Enterprise, says he is currently working to ramp up Summit’s telemarketing approach, to be more in line with how the service was used at Ziff. There, in addition to lead generation, calls were used in conjunction with email for live and digital event recruitment, registration and reminders.Cross-promotion of products and events across the company’s brands is another key use he’d like to carry over. “The Summit brand is not as well known as individual brands we go to market with,” says Westerman. “When we cross-promote, one thing we want to communicate is that [the audience] might be solicited by a sister brand, and why.”Data gathering is a rich opportunity for a variety of reasons, especially in a company like Summit that has data as well as media products. “In addition to a transaction, we have the opportunity to ask two or three research-style questions that we might be paid by a client to ask, or for research we’re doing on our own behalf,” says Westerman. “I think the granularity of the information you can collect on the phone tends to be higher than when people are registering for something like a content syndication on the Web.”These questions—beyond basic demographics such as company size, job title, industry, etc.—are also used for list hygiene and database management. Telemarketers can capture more nuanced information about matters like buying schedules, buying power and budget availability to find out how qualified a person is, and who else at the company might be worth calling.Making it WorkHaymarket recently hired a dedicated staff person to oversee lead generation campaigns. This person monitors the daily activity of campaigns—an absolute necessity—and formats data for the daily or weekly reports that need to be sent to clients.For many publishers, these types of campaigns have led to tighter coordination between sales and circulation. Complementing this are software applications—APIs— that tie a vendor’s system to the publisher’s, automatically uploading and distributing data from calls instantly, without the need to manually update an Excel spreadsheet.More on this topic The Broader Role of Telemarketing The New Backbone of Content and Marketing: Data Finding New Ways to Use Telemarketing Preparing for BPA’s Telemarketing Recording Rules Revitalizing Lead Generation with Analytics and Business Intelligence Q&A: Summit Business Media’s Chief Audience Officer Peter Westerman On His New RoleJust In Bonnier Corp. Terminates Editor-in-Chief for Ethics Breach BabyCenter Sold to Ziff Davis Parent J2 Media | News & Notes The Atlantic Names New Global Marketing Head | People on the Move This Just In: Magazines Are Not TV Networks PE Firm Acquires Majority Stake in Industry Dive Four More Execs Depart SourceMedia in Latest RestructuringPowered by Email or Phone?At Vance Publishing, director of audience development Donna Hansen says telemarketing efforts have been focused on gaining email addresses. “In an ideal world, you’d have an email address for everybody and you’d not have to pay for telemarketing or direct mail,” she says. On the other hand, she adds, telemarketing’s return is much higher—at about 60 to 70 percent, versus 10 percent through email or about 5 percent or less through direct mail.“With budgets being cut back, you have to put your dollars where you know you’re going to make the numbers,” Hansen says.According to Peter Westerman, chief audience officer at Summit Business Media, the common perception of cost savings through email may be off. “I’d almost challenge the assertion that, in b-to-b, email is cheaper,” Westerman says. “Certainly on a direct cost basis, a call center is going to be more expensive. But over time, when looking at the fully loaded cost center of email, with managing lists and deliverability, in a narrow b-to-b market, you’ll find those costs start to get buried and hidden.” Especially for clients demanding more targeted, highly qualified leads, he says, phone is much more effective than email.last_img read more

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Britain raises terror threat level after concert carnage

first_imgA man adds a single rose to a mound of messages and floral tributes in Albert Square in Manchester, northwest England. Photo: AFPBritain prepared to deploy soldiers at key sites on Wednesday, having raised its terror threat level to maximum after a suicide bomber massacred 22 people at a pop concert in Manchester.Addressing the nation from her Downing Street office, Prime Minister Theresa May warned late Tuesday that a new attack “may be imminent” and there was a possibility of “a wider group of individuals linked to this attack”.May said the threat level was being raised from severe to critical on the recommendation of the intelligence services and she was activating a plan for armed military personnel to assist police.Her dramatic statement came after 22-year-old Salman Abedi, a Briton of Libyan descent, was identified as the perpetrator behind Monday’s deadly attack at a concert by teen idol Ariana Grande.The Islamic State jihadist group claimed responsibility for the carnage, which was condemned by world leaders including US President Donald Trump, who branded people carrying out atrocities “evil losers”.Police said soldiers would initially be on guard duties at fixed points and could also be sent to patrol transport hubs, concerts and sports events.The plan, which has never before been used and is codenamed Operation Temperer, was first revealed after the November 2015 Paris terror attacks and is believed to allow up to 5,000 troops to be deployed.‘Caliphate soldier’British media said Abedi was born in Manchester, northwest England, and that his Libyan parents had fled the regime of dictator Moamer Kadhafi.Police staged an armed raid on a Manchester address believed to be where Abedi lived, carrying out a controlled explosion to gain entry after arresting a 23-year-old man earlier Tuesday as part of the investigation.Abedi was reported to be a former business student who dropped out of university and turned to radical Islam.Britain’s best-selling newspaper The Sun carried pictures Wednesday of eight-year-old Saffie Rose Roussos, who was killed in the attack, and of Abedi under the words “PURE” and “EVIL” respectively.Monday’s attack came just over two weeks before Britain votes in a general election and campaigning was suspended by all the main political parties.It is the latest in a series of deadly incidents across Europe claimed by IS jihadists that have coincided with an offensive on IS redoubts in Syria and Iraq carried out by US, British and other Western forces.Threatening more attacks, IS said in a statement published on its social media channels: “One of the caliphate’s soldiers placed bombs among the crowds.”The suicide bombing came at the conclusion of Grande’s concert at the 21,000-capacity Manchester Arena, one of Europe’s largest indoor venues.Witnesses described the horror when the bomber blew himself up outside one of the exits as the mostly youthful audience was leaving, with many parents waiting outside to collect their children.“When we left, down the stairs there was probably early teenagers lying on the floor covered in blood and blood on the walls where they’d been laid, so it was just horrifying,” female concert-goer Alex Grayson told AFP.Terrified fans, many of them teenage girls, fled the arena in panic. Grande, a 23-year-old former child television star, described herself as “broken” by the attack.Some 59 people were taken to hospital, many with life-threatening conditions. Twelve of them were aged under 16.Witnesses reported seeing bodies on the floor after the blast around 10:30pm (2130 GMT) on Monday, and some fans were trampled as panicked crowds tried to flee the venue.Families were separated, with dozens of young people taken to nearby hotels overnight, and some parents were still desperately searching for their children on Tuesday.“I’m just hearing nothing—her phone’s dead,” Charlotte Campbell, whose 15-year-old daughter Olivia was at the concert, told BBC radio.‘Mancunian way to survive’In the city centre, thousands gathered for a multi-faith vigil outside the Town Hall to remember the victims, with defiant chants of “Manchester! Manchester!” ringing around.Poet Tony Walsh recalled the city’s history in a poem entitled “This Is The Place”, which drew huge cheers as he recounted the gritty attitude that made the city a heartland of industrial and cultural creativity.In a poignant moment he referred to the “Mancunian way to survive” and said: “In the face of a challenge we always stand tall.”The attack was the deadliest in Britain since July 7, 2005 when four suicide bombers inspired by Al-Qaeda attacked London’s transport system during rush hour, killing 52 people and wounding 700 more.It revived memories of the November 2015 attack at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris in which armed men wearing explosive belts stormed in and killed 90 people.That attack was also claimed by IS, as was one in March by a knifeman at the gates of the British parliament—although police downplayed that claim.‘We’re numb’Queen Elizabeth II condemned the Manchester attack as an “act of barbarity” and observed a minute’s silence at a Buckingham Palace garden reception.In a city famed globally for its football teams and pop bands like Oasis, The Stone Roses, The Smiths and Take That, showbusiness stars and teams expressed their horror at the carnage.“Words don’t really do justice for how we all feel. We’re numb,” Manchester United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward said, ahead of Wednesday’s Europa League final against Amsterdam giants Ajax.The players will wear black armbands for the game in Stockholm and a minute’s silence will be held.last_img read more

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2018 Hashtags that went viral

first_imgBeing an important source of entertainment and information – social media has become an inseparable part of not only millennials’ but everyone’s life.Starting with simple user interface websites like Gmail and Orkut, the power of internet has reached all new heights in quite a little time. Be it the use of Facebook – for connecting with people, or Instagram for uploading pictures – the word ‘social media’ or ‘digital media’ is being used in every manner to entertain and spread information through our phones. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfOne such example of the remarkable use of the internet to spread information is through ‘hashtags’. Widely used on social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram, a ‘hashtag’ is a symbol which allows the users to apply dynamic and user-generated tagging, with which the word spreads and people find such posts easily. Let’s go back in the time, and recall all those important topics and hashtags which went viral and broke the internet in the year 2018. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive MeToo: After the tremendous courage shown by famous personalities in Hollywood, #MeToo became one of the most trending hashtags of the year in India. It started with Hindi film actor Tanushree Dutta – who came forward to discuss her harassment story. and gained momentum within no time. Inspired by her, the country witnessed many other women coming in the forefront accusing directors, producers and other renowned faces. Kiki Challenge: With Drake’s 2018’s groovy number ‘In My Feelings’ – the internet went mad beginning with Instagram star Shiggy dancing to its beat on the street. Thereafter, millions around the world including celebrities, came up with their own versions of the song. This challenge was highly discouraged as people around the world got out of moving cars, just to take the challenge – which also invited fatal incidents causing severe injuries and deaths. Deepika Ranveer wedding: After #Viruksha, the much loved couple of Bollywood – Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh – were given a name ‘DeepVeer’ which was used widely during their wedding. From the invitation card being shared by the couple to the cutest wedding pictures circulated all around, or the series of receptions they had – the wedding saga of DeepVeer was the most enjoyed occasion on internet in India. Priyanka-Nick wedding: Following Deepika and Ranveer, Priyanka Chopra also tied knot in a private affair at Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur. Popularly known as #Nickyanka – the couple got married in two different ceremonies and later shared some beautiful pictures too. Justice for Asifa: The country was shaken by the news of ‘Damini rape case’ back in 2012. People got aware, they started reporting more cases and with all the campaigns across the country, the judiciary was also forced to take decisions quickly. But, nothing appeared to change when six years later history repeated itself. ‘Justice for Asifa’ proved to be another movement demanding change in the judicial system after an eight-year-old Asifa Bano was raped and murdered in the valleys of Kasmir. Kerala Floods: The city which is famous for its ‘backwaters’, was destroyed in floods this year. Out of 50, 35 dams were opened and the tragedy affected many lives of the state – ruining the livelihood, tourism, and everything else. Like many other issues, this one went viral on the internet – which in turn generated massive help for the flood victims. Aadhar: Among the major decisions by Supreme court, Aadhar remained the most popular. As the apex court made it compulsory to link bank accounts, phone numbers and all personal details with the central system operated by Unique Identification Authority of India – the opposition and common people resisted the decision firmly. After all the debates and discussions, the court revised the decision. Triple Talaaq: The long discussed issue of Triple Talaaq got a conclusion this year. Finally, the triple talaaq or oral talaaq used by Muslim community to file divorce was abolished by the Supreme court of India. Under this issue, several tags went viral on social media platforms like Twitter. Some of the tags included #endtripletalaaq, #bantripletalaaqnow, #tripletalaaqbill, #tripletalaaqover, to name a few. Apart from all the famous Twitter and Instagram tags, popularly used throughout the year, there were many more things which were celebrated on social media by the country. There were different challenges, sports moments, new laws, to name a few. Hum fit to India Fit challenge: It was when Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Sports Minister of India launched a fitness challenge to ‘make India fitter and better’ – many people including PM Modi and a few celebrities took the challenge. As a part of the challenge, the people who accepted the challenge – used hashtag #HumFitTohIndiaFit and posted their workout videos of on social media sites like Twitter and Instagram. Sunil Chhetri: “We promise you that if that’s the kind of support we get every time we play for the country, we will give our lives on the pitch. India, this night was special because we were in this together. Those in the stands shouting, and the ones at home cheering – thank you,” captioned the captain of the Indian football team on his Twitter video. The video went viral on the internet and everyone started talking about the sport. LGBTQ: Spreading the happiness of rainbow colours, Supreme court, this year passed a law banning the discrimination of sex and thereby, accepting homosexuality in the country. This led to several pages on social media, dating apps for gays and trans-genders, and a space for them on the internet with #pride. The craze for hashtags and use of social media for entertainment and information is not dying any sooner. Just like 2018, the following year awaits new trends and challenges. Welcome the new year and see what all Bollywood, Hollywood, Sports, Politics and other spheres have for you in terms of social media. Keep clicking and posting your pictures with ‘#2019hasbegun’.last_img read more

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Clinical regulatory panel imposes Rs 2 lakh fine on hospital for negligence

first_imgKolkata: The West Bengal Clinical Establishment Regulatory Commission (WBCERC) has imposed a fine of Rs 2 lakh on a medical super-speciality hospital after it found some negligence on the part of the hospital authorities.The West Bengal Clinical Establishment Regulatory Commission has asked the hospital authorities to transfer the compensation amount to the account of the deceased’s son. It was learnt that one Shukla Pal, an elderly person from Balurghat was brought to the Medica Superspeciality Hospital on July 13 in 2018 for dialysis. She was taken to the outpatient department. She had been suffering from kidney related ailments with impaired renal function. The nephrologists who attended the patient advised dialysis. The patient was admitted to the hospital. She was taken to the dialysis centre for making a channel in her right vein in the neck. During treatment the patient eventually died on July 29. Following the death of the patient, her family members alleged negligence against the hospital authorities. They later lodged a complaint with the West Bengal Clinical Establishment Regulatory Commission alleging the medical negligence led to her death. The West Bengal Clinical Establishment Regulatory Commission carried out a detailed probe into the death of the victim. After a thorough investigation it found that the doctors tried to make a channel in the right side of her neck. In its observation the West Bengal Clinical Establishment Regulatory Commission said that the doctor mistakenly punctured the right carotid artery with needle. When the doctor realized the mistake he immediately withdrew the needle and tried to accomplish haemotasis by pressure and the application of ice. The West Bengal Clinical Establishment Regulatory Commission made its observation saying that there were flaws in making the channel during the dialysis. The patient later developed respiratory distress and shifted to ICU where incubation was done and she was put on ventilation. The patient eventually died at the hospital. The West Bengal Clinical Establishment Regulatory Commission however found no major negligence during the treatment of the patient apart from the wrong channel.last_img read more

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3 arrested in CanadaUS cheese smuggling operation

first_imgAssociated PressTORONTO (AP) – One current and one former Canadian police officer have been charged in a scheme to smuggle US$203,000 (CA$200,000) worth of cheese and other foods into Canada, police said Friday.Niagara Regional Police said cheese and other foods were purchased in the U.S. and smuggled into Canada without declaring the items or paying duty.The items were then prepared for distribution to restaurants in southern Ontario for an estimated profit of more than US$168,000 (CA$165,000). Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Parents, stop beating yourself up 0 Comments   Share   Check your body, save your life According to the Canadian Border Services Agency, only $US20.3 (CA$20) or 20kg (44lb) of dairy products can be brought into Canada duty free.Niagara police Constable Scott Heron, 39, faces charges including conspiracy to commit an indictable offence, smuggling and other violations of customs law. Heron was suspended from the police force in June.Casey Langelaan, 48, a former member of the police force, and Bernie Pollino, 44, a resident of Fort Erie, Ontario, face the same charges. Niagara Regional Police spokesman Derek Watson said Langelaan resigned from office before being charged.Bob Abumeeiz, who owns Arcata Pizzeria, in Windsor, Ontario, said he has been approached four times by someone selling contraband cheese from the U.S., including once six months ago. He said he spends 60 percent of his restaurant’s income on cheese from an Ontario producer, but he declined the offer for black market cheese.“I get it, there’s absolutely a market for it. Cheese is expensive, it’s considered `white gold’ in this industry. With the price of cheese rising every year, these guys selling know that there’s a market for the product and they know who to target,” he said. Sponsored Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Canadian cheese prices are higher because of restrictions by the country’s dairy board, as well as tight controls on imports from the U.S.The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development estimates dairy prices in Canada are more than double the world market.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Top Stories Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion projectlast_img
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Hollywood opens Gate 7 for Aussie sales

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J Universal Studios Hollywood announced it has reserved Gate 7 for marketing and sales communication representation for Australia. The account will be managed by Delta Airlines and Air New Zealand member Danielle Tuffield to dedicate sales to the growing number of Aussie visitors into LA, TravMedia reported. “Australia is now the number one source of international visitors to Los Angeles,” Universal Studios Hollywood VP of sales Thomas See said. “Universal Studios Hollywood has always enjoyed strong visitation from the Australian market, but we believe with a dedicated sales force in Australia, we can continue to aggressively grow these numbers.” Ms Tuffield said the studios’ recently added attraction ‘King Kong 360 3-D, created by Peter Jackson’, provides the movie park an opportunity to educate agents as well as excite visitors.”Australians love television and movies,” Ms Tuffield said. “A visit to Universal Studios Hollywood is a key attraction for any Australian visiting Los Angeles. We want travel agents to know what rides, shows and attractions visitors can experience at Universal Studios and how the park fits into the greater Hollywood experience. “We’ll make it easier for the industry to understand selling L.A.”Figures from the Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau said there was a 46 percent increase in Australian visiting LA in 2010, making Aussies the number one international visitors into the city for the year. last_img read more

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Former Fannie Mae CEO to Lead Market and Corporate Support

first_img Silicon Valley tech company Blend has announced the appointment of Timothy Mayopoulos as President. The former CEO of Fannie Mae will lead Blend’s go to market and corporate support functions, as well as join the company’s board of directors, the company said.“Tim Mayopoulos is a terrific leader who will help us provide exceptional value to our growing customer base as we scale,” said Nima Ghamsari, CEO, Blend. “I’ve collaborated closely with Tim for over four years, and he believes strongly in technology’s potential to bring simplicity, transparency, and accessibility to the broader consumer finance ecosystem. His deep expertise and passion for transforming consumer lending make him a great fit for our team.”“I’m thrilled to join Blend at a critical point in its growth trajectory and look forward to helping the company continue to drive positive change in consumer finance in the years to come,” said Mayopoulos. “Nima and the Blend team are driving much-needed improvements to the speed, efficiency, and transparency of consumer lending. I am confident that the company’s growth will continue at a remarkable rate.”In addition to Mayopoulos, Blend has expanded its leadership team with the following recent executive hires: Olivia Teich has joined as head of product. In this role, Teich will focus on partnering with consumers and the industry to identify the areas where Blend’s product can make the biggest impact to improve lending. Prior to Blend, Teich held roles leading product at both Dropbox and Jive.Kallol Das has joined as head of engineering. He will focus on expanding Blend’s engineering team, driving quality and efficiency, and partnering with the product team to achieve development goals. Das has held similar executive roles at Path, Salesforce, Amazon, and Invoice2Go.Justin Schuster has joined as head of marketing. Schuster brings a strong background in SaaS, product, marketing communications, and digital marketing, having previously served as Corporate CMO at Acxiom and VP of marketing at LiveRamp.“We’ve added some amazing leaders to our team, positioning the company to scale at an even faster rate and better serve our customers, driving meaningful change in our industry,” Ghamsari said. “This group brings a wealth of experience and skill to Blend’s executive team, and their contributions will be pivotal to achieving our goal of a simpler, more transparent financial services ecosystem.”The appointments follow a record year of growth for Blend’s digital lending platform, which processed more than $230 billion in loan applications in 2018. Now 350 employees, up from just over 200 a year ago, Blend now works with 130+ customers that comprise more than a quarter of the U.S. mortgage market. in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Servicing Former Fannie Mae CEO to Lead Market and Corporate Support blend Fannie Mae Former Fannie Mae CEO Nima Ghamsari silicon valley Timothy Mayopoulos 2019-01-22 Donna Josephcenter_img January 22, 2019 846 Views Sharelast_img read more

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The Ministry of Culture Sports Tourism and Kore

first_imgThe Ministry of Culture, Sports & Tourism and Korea Tourism Organization has released a list of the 25 must-visit wellness attractions in Korea.Wellness tourism is currently booming around the world and relates to sites where the focus is on health maintenance such as spas, leisure resorts, healing meditation and forest healing. The wellness attractions are listed in four categories: oriental medicine, beauty spas, healing meditation and forest healing.From herb healing centres to cypress forest healing or a visit to Healience Zen Village or the Jinan Red Ginseng Spa in Jeonju Korea there is a wide choice of treatments for all. We all know how good we feel after a walk in the park or the forest, but Korea’s interest in Therapy Forests for maintaining good health for its citizens is now being promoted to foreign visitors as well.The Korea Forest Service (KFS) facilitated ‘Forest Healing’ to utilise forests for enhancement of health and quality of life and to assist with the lifestyle-related health issues in our modern society, particularly to deal with psychological disorders such as stress, depression and addiction which in turn can lead to other more severe diseases.There is a National Centre for Forest Therapy set up to improve people’s health through the healing effects of the forest. This centre has short and long term accommodation, healing forest trails, aromatherapy gardens, hydrotherapy centres and many more options.The full list of the ‘Top 25 wellness attractions’ can be found here.last_img read more

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and his decade of directing a cancer center give him "the ideal combination of experience. called for thorough inquiry to unravel circumstances surrounding the death of the alleged kidnapper, If the alleged kidnapper had lived,000 minimum wage that has been agreed upon by the labour unions and the Federal Government. sensors, “The party has not been fair to its founding fathers. Cassini grazed the rings indeed,upcoming Margazhi (December) season.Speaking to Firstpost about this decision the Academy’s president N Murali said "We applied the same yardstick to all the seven musicians dropped — even if they were big eminent well-known musicians Chitravina N Ravikiran for instance was our Sangeetha Kalanidhi awardee last year But by the same yardstick he was dropped this year We have taken a lead Now other institutions have to follow We also hope it will be a deterrent against such acts in future The Music Academy has a right to feature a musician or not in the festival so we exercise it This is not a legal process These are allegations and we are not judging them guilty" Janet Mock Christopher Wylie Gayle King John Dickerson Ben Platt and Maxine Waters discussed what makes them optimistic about the world in 2018 during the TIME 100 Gala on Tuesday night “What makes me optimistic specifically this year is of course the resistance movement but specifically the creativity that’s come out of that” said activist and writer Janet Mock “I think a lot of artists have seen the urgency of the times…just being around other artists who are creating stories creating works creating things in these tortured times is super inspiring” “What makes me optimistic this year are those kids from Parkland and the fact that they’re on this list” said Dear Evan Hansen actor and singer Ben Platt “Some people that are so sort of young and have had such sort of limited experience with the world already have such goodness within the them and are such fighters” From Nicole Kidman to Carmen Yulín Cruz to Adam Rippon celebrities and luminaries from all industries gathered for the TIME 100 Gala celebrating TIME’s 100 most influential people in the world for 2018 Write to Casey Quackenbush at caseyquackenbush@timeinccomThe executive director of Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre CISLAC Auwal Musa Rafsanjani has disclosed that those who are pushing for the postponement of the February elections are doing so because they want the tenure of the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC Prof Atahiru Jega to elapse before elections are held so that they can make a puppet of their own to supervise the elections Rafsanjani stated this in an interview with Saturday Independent in Abuja Friday adding that the call was an attempt to ensure that the current chairman of the electoral body does not supervise the elections According to him the originators of the call for the shifting of the election are aware that Jega’s tenure is about to elapse hence a shift in the election will mean that he (Jega) will be out of office when the elections eventually hold adding that this would enable politicians who are afraid of the high integrity posture of Jega to install their puppet in his place “The whole calculation of attempting to shift this election is because some people are not comfortable with the current INEC chairman to conduct this election because of his high-level integrity “They therefore want the tenure of the current chairman which is about to elapse to end and then they will replace him with somebody they know will do their bidding That is the calculation and that is the hidden agenda” Rafsanjani said He condemned the plot to postpone the election saying “I can assure you that Nigerians are really desperate to have leaders that are capable of dealing with their various challenges I think the call for the shifting of the election will be very unfair for Nigerians because this is the only means by which we can change any leader “INEC has not over time created any doubt they have continued to assured Nigerians that they are going to conduct this election We should go ahead and do this election” On the possibility of the disenfranchment of some eligible voters if they do not get their permanent voter cards before election day Rafsanjani said: “Even if you postpone this election to next year some people will still complain that they have not gotten their PVCs” A man who was caught using image-editing software to try and get out of paying a speeding fine has been jailedTwenty-three-year old Jordan Notley a delivery driver was charged with two counts of perverting the course of justice and was sentenced at Carlise Crown Court where he pled guilty after his attempts at editing the images were uncoveredCredit: InstagramHe was first clocked by speed cameras in December 2016 while in a VW van in Cumbria After being sent a ticket he replied to the Ticket Office to tell them that it couldnt have been him or his van as it was off the road at the time of the offence He included what later turned out to be a doctored image with his letter A second offence in April 2017 also in Cumbria saw him slapped with a second speeding ticket Notley once again claimed the van was off the road and sent in a second image featuring a van with a different grille However his attempts at blagging his way out of the fine were quickly spotted and he was hauled up in court where his Photoshop fail landed him six months in jail Inspector Steve Minnikin from Cumbia told the Mirror: "This case and subsequent period of imprisonment is reflective of certain members of society not willing to accept their responsibilities and engaging in what is nothing short of a criminal activity to cover their tracksCredit: Instagram"What may have been seen as an easy option in the past or something people just do like an exaggerated house insurance claim is simply not true anymore "It is form of fraud and a criminal offence and all for trying to dodge in some cases a relatively minor speeding or other road traffic offence "We have experienced and specialised officers who robustly investigate and bring these offenders to justice "The message is simple – dont do it "We will find you out and you can answer to the criminal justice system for a far more serious offence which may ultimately cost you your job or livelihood WATCH: MAN PAYS SPEEDING FINE IN PENNIES "Nobody wants to see that happen" The judge told Notley: "The rules of the road apply to everybody You are not excluded from that group" Featured Image Credit: Instagram/PA Topics: Uk news Weird Many noted musicians and singers signed a public letter demanding civil society investigations into the allegations and the beginning of a process whereby sabhas and organisers could be held responsible for the safety of artists and the audience. "The woman was severely distressed by the incident but was physically unharmed.

Genyi,000 subsidy bribe scandal, It was gathered that since the receipt of the video and commencement of investigation to clear grey areas, Olufemi Gregory, Kolkata: Smarting from four consecutive defeats, an event that brings together scientists, President Obama personally extended an invitation to Mohamed on Twitter in September following the news that he’d been arrested at school."It’s really hard to try to find the balance with our services," Brown said at Monday’s meeting. Reuters "Our stand right from before the election was to have a non-Congress non-BJP government.

with TIME political reporter Zeke Miller, I didn’t stake it there. Researchers were shocked and saddened by the news "So very very sad My sincere sympathy to Sasai’s family Community lost a great developmental biologist" Kenneth Lee a stem cell researcher at the Chinese University of Hong Kong tweeted shortly after the news broke “This is a tragedy and thoughts go out to his family friends and lab members” wrote stem cell researcher Paul Knoepfler of the University of California Davis School of Medicine in Sacramento on his blogDoha: Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has pulled out of January’s Australian Open warm-up event in Doha with a wrist injury the tournament organisers announced on Tuesday File image of France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Reuters The 32-year-old who was the 2008 Australian Open runner-up to Novak Djokovic is still expected to play in the opening Grand Slam tournament of the year at Melbourne Park which starts on 15 January World No 15 Tsonga who won the Doha tournament in 2012 struggled with a right knee problem in October before returning to form and fitness in the final weeks of the season– winning in Antwerp and reaching the final at Vienna The tournament in Qatar starts on Monday Sasai.Minnesota Navy Reserve members served on board the USS Ward," Bakk said. a sign of Republican efforts to reach out to Hispanic voters. where she lost control of her vehicle and rolled over into a ditch. as well as this new slick pre-order option, fast-food places are really upping their game. 1959.

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