Your Effort and Pulling Your Results Forward In Time

first_img Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now If you make 20 calls a day, you will have dialed 100 numbers in the course of a week. In a month with four weeks, you will have dialed 400 numbers, even if it would be an enormous mistake to dial 400 numbers once, believing that you are prospecting. Over the course of a year, 220 working days, you will dial the phone 4,400 times. Your results will follow your effort.Speed to ResultTo make a point, imagine that dialing the phone 4,400 times is what is necessary for you to hit your goals and max out your compensation plan. You would know what you need to do, and you might be willing to put forth the effort necessary to achieve that goal and that level of income—even if most would not, as only a few are genuinely money motivated.If 4,400 calls guaranteed your goals, you would not have to make those calls over the course of a year. If you wanted to, you could make 40 dials a day, compressing the time it takes you to reach your goals to half the time it might have taken. You could pull the results you want forward in time, creating opportunities faster, and producing the results you want sooner.The results you produce are in part the result of your effectiveness and in part the result of your effort. While both your effectiveness and your effort act as a governor on your results, your effort is a variable that is within your control. You can pull the results you want forward in time by increasing the effort, the energy, and the focus you invest in pursuing those results.You Determine the TimeAll things being equal, dialing the phone 80 times a day would allow you to dial the 4,4400 numbers in just 55 days. And 55 dials reduces the time to 80 working days.There is no good reason to dial the phone 20 times a day, and an especially bad reason to do so is that your sales manager requires you to do so. That goal is entirely arbitrary, having nothing whatsoever to with what is reasonable, what you are capable of, or the results you are pursuing. The goal is there only because your company wants some level of activity—and mostly because they fear you will respond negatively to a higher number.You can give 20 dials to your company if you want to, but a better way to think about your effort is determining what number you want for yourself.Are you the kind of person that is going to let someone else set an arbitrary goal or requirement when that number is not going to provide you with what you want?Are you the kind of person who does the minimal work necessary, accepting an average result. Are you the kind that scrapes by instead of what you are truly capable of?You don’t have to wait to produce the results you want when your effort would allow you to have the result sooner. You don’t have to do what is acceptable when it isn’t acceptable to you, and when it isn’t going to serve you. There is never to base your standard on what other people accept. You don’t have to be one of the people that produce average results by doing what most people do and settling for what they accept.If the number of calls bothers you, let me remind you that you don’t work in a coal mine, and you are not bailing hay in the hot, summer sun. It’s unlikely you will ever develop a blister or a callus on your dialing finger.The difference between the top performers and the average is that top performers produce greater results in the same time. A large part of the variable that closes that gap is your effort.last_img read more

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LJP to contest 50 seats in Jharkhand: Chirag Paswan

first_imgLok Janshakti Party president Chirag Paswan announced on Tuesday that his party will contest 50 seats in the Jharkhand Assembly elections, scheduled to be held in five phases between November 30 and December 20.Also read: Won’t let BJP treat us in this manner, says Chirag Paswan“The State unit of the party had to take a decision on fighting the Jharkhand Assembly polls. It has decided that the Lok Janshakti Party will contest 50 seats on its own,” Mr. Paswan said.Though the LJP was keen for an alliance with the BJP, the saffron party was reluctant as its leaders believed that the regional party did not have much to offer electorally in the State. The BJP and the LJP are allies in neighbouring Bihar.Another BJP ally in Bihar, the Janata Dal (United), has already announced to go solo in the Jharkhand polls.The BJP had a setback on Monday when its Jharkhand ally AJSU unilaterally announced a number of candidates, including against senior saffron party leaders.last_img read more

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PBA: Even without Stanely Pringle, NorthPort dominates Alaska

first_imgSean Anthony’s steady showing in the Philippine Cup seemed to have carried over in the middle conference. He finished a team-best 22 points, Ibeh and Bolick both registered 19 each, with two more from the Batang Pier delivering double-digit production.The Aces, coming off a victory in the Commissioner’s Cup opener, drew most of their points from Chris Daniels, who had 21. Simon Enciso and Jesper Ayaay both had 10.They were also playing with 10-man rotation without Chris Banchero who played through a bum calf in the game against Columbian.Both NorthPort and Alaska are set to play in Saturday’s skirmishes with the Batang Pier taking on NLEX Road Warriors, and the Aces colliding with TNT KaTropa.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew LATEST STORIES Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transportcenter_img “We usually just do well until for three quarters. Come fourth, we’re no longer executing, we’re no longer playing defense.” coach Pido Jarencio said. “[Tonight] we delivered completely … We played 48 minutes of good basketball.”Jarencio pointed to Pringle’s absence as the biggest factor to his charges’ commendable performance.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“Perhaps the players got challenged. They wanted to do their share,” he said.Pringle sat out Wednesday’s game as he recovers from bone spur removal. He is expected to return on Saturday. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Robert Bolick stars for NorthPort. Photo by Tristan Tamayo. INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO — NorthPort banked on a blistering second half to topple Alaska, 103-81, in the curtain-raiser of Wednesday’s PBA Commissioner’s Cup action at Ynares Center here.Robert Bolick and import Prince Ibeh cranked up an already fiery first-half performance to help the Batang Pier notch their first win of the conference even without skipper Stanley Pringle.ADVERTISEMENT Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss With the world at her feet, Naomi Osaka takes Paris in her stride Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games messlast_img read more

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Lost their way: Chinese orienteering team caught cheating

first_imgDuterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics But organizers later discovered the mixed-gender team — all of whom were serving soldiers — had strayed from the straight and narrow.Spectators had helped them by pointing the way and a number of “markings and small paths (were) prepared for them, which only they were aware of,” the International Orienteering Federation (IOF) said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceThe Military World Games bring together military athletes from around the world every four years.China built an athletes’ village to host around 10,000 participating soldiers, coaches and officials for the games, which kicked off in Wuhan on October 18 with a ceremony attended by President Xi Jinping. Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! A cheating Chinese orienteering team was disqualified after losing its moral compass and using secret paths and markings during the Military World Games in China.The home team bagged some of the top spots in a middle-distance competition, which sees runners navigating their way across unknown countryside using little more than a map.ADVERTISEMENT This jewelry designer is also an architect China’s Ministry of Defence, whose People’s Liberation Army are joint organizers of the games, did not immediately respond to AFP’s request for comment.Orienteering is not the only sport to have been embroiled in scandal in China, with marathons also tainted by instances of cheating.At one event in March a woman was caught using a bicycle for part of the course, while dozens of participants took shortcuts at the Shenzhen half-marathon in November.Three Chinese runners were banned for life for breaking the rules at this year’s Boston Marathon.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemicalcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Oscar De La Hoya denies accusations in sexual assault lawsuit Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Hontiveros says it’s time to vote on Sogie bill, believes it has ‘strong chance’ PLAY LIST 01:17Hontiveros says it’s time to vote on Sogie bill, believes it has ‘strong chance’00:50Trending Articles01:13Groups hold prayer rally outside Senate vs Sogie bill02:11Makabayan 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 Becoming his own man View commentslast_img read more

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Pats-Packers Super Bowl Preview?

first_imgNew England at Green Bay features the two best teams with the most potent offenses in the NFL at the moment.It’s being billed in some quarters as a Super Bowl preview and, if so, watch how Pats coach Bill Belichick and Packers counterpart Mike McCarthy react to each other’s moves. If nothing else, this meeting figures to be an important test of their wills.Belichick is the NFL’s version of a mad scientist, a strategist who’s willing to overhaul his game plan from week to week, in part because he has quarterback Tom Brady to anchor the offense and enough mix-and-match defenders to play a variety of schemes.McCarthy, too, has proved plenty adaptable during his nine seasons in charge at Green Bay. But his coaching philosophy was formed early in his career, and with Aaron Rodgers, an equally smart, adaptable and accurate quarterback in his corner, he’s more likely to take a nip-and-tuck approach to change rather than a face-lift.McCarthy learned the virtue of patience nearly 30 years ago, as a skilled but undersized Pittsburgh prep star looking to play tight end in college.He wound up at tiny Baker University (enrollment: 3,200 students) outside of Kansas City, a football powerhouse in NAIA play. What McCarthy didn’t know at the time was that the Wildcats’ dominance was built on an option running game.“It could be third-and-15, third-and-16, third-and-whatever and we’d almost always run. Poor Mike,” said Scott Rampy, who played quarterback at Baker during McCarthy’s time there and remains a good friend. “I’m pretty sure he wound up blocking a lot more than he ever imagined.”“That’s not what they told me before I went there,” McCarthy recalled with a chuckle Wednesday. “That’s good recruiting.”It turned out to be, though, since in addition to patience, Baker is where McCarthy first became a student of the game.He learned the value of preparation from the late Charlie Richard, a Hall of Fame coach. But his first real hands-on experience came when then-assistant Dan Harris turned over responsibility for the line calls to McCarthy in his senior year.“That was the first sign of his coaching potential,” Harris said. “He began to analyze the game in more detail.”Both Harris and Rampy said McCarthy was an instant hit at Baker, regaling the mostly small-town recruits with tales of the big city, showing the kind of leadership that got him elected captain his last two seasons. The Wildcats finished second and fourth in the NAIA playoffs, but those around him sensed McCarthy’s football days were just beginning.“After graduation, we worked to get Mike a graduate assistantship in college and the rest,” Harris said, “is history.”Not quite. McCarthy went from Baker to Fort Hays State and coached linebackers there. After two years seeing the game from the other side of the ball, he went back on offense at Pitt under coach Mike Gottfried and quarterback guru Paul Hackett. Stints as an NFL assistant in Kansas City, Green Bay, New Orleans and San Francisco followed before McCarthy returned to Green Bay as the boss in 2006.Given the chance to draw up his own game plans, McCarthy went back to his Baker roots.“The way Charlie Richard went about a football game … one thing you knew when you stepped on a field, you were extremely confident,” McCarthy said.“You felt like you were better prepared than your opponent. Charlie was an aggressive, offensive play-caller, because not only did we have our bread-and-butter option package, there were always deceptions and big-play opportunities that he would create.”Preparing for a Belichick-coached team is particularly tricky, as New England’s seven straight wins attest. The three-time Super Bowl winner found a way to disarm such luminaries as Denver’s Peyton Manning and Indianapolis’ Andrew Luck during the run, and would love to shut down Rodgers for the trifecta.Belichick won both previous meetings and while he and McCarthy approach the game differently, there are some important similarities.Asked to compare the two quarterbacks early in the week, Belichick replied tersely, “They both wear No. 12,” before ending his session with the media. Faced with the same question, McCarthy replied “They’re both from California,” and he, too, called it a day.(JIM LITKE, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Guardiola ready to risk Kompany for City

first_imgManchester City Guardiola ready to risk Kompany for Man City after Stones’ injury Matt Dorman Last updated 1 year ago 07:03 11/20/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Vincent Kompany - cropped Getty Images Manchester City UEFA Champions League Manchester City v Feyenoord Feyenoord The manager revealed he is looking to the January transfer window in order to reduce the pressure on his back line Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola concedes he may be forced to “risk” Vincent Kompany’s fitness after John Stones was injured against Leicester City.City captain Kompany was thrust back into action on Saturday in what was his first competitive appearance since picking up a calf problem with Belgium in August.Kompany 4/1 to score vs. Feyenoord Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The 31-year-old completed 90 minutes in the Premier League leaders’ 2-0 win over Leicester, which was soured by Stones’ hamstring injury, The England centre-back is expected to be sidelined for four to six weeks and Guardiola suggested he will look for reinforcements in the January transfer window as he aims for precaution over Kompany. However, with City competing on multiple fronts, the defender may be forced into more games the his manager would prefer.”We have to take care of him and we are trying to do that. He missed more than two and a half months because he played against Gibraltar when the score was 9-0,” Guardiola told reporters.”We have to be careful in terms of how many minutes, how he feels. We miss him [when he is injured].”It is a risk to play him more and more, but now Stones is out, we have a real, real problem in that position.”We are going to discuss [the situation in] January, we are going to think about it, but not just because John is [injured].”To play in all the competitions, you need a bigger squad because the players do not have time for regeneration before the next game.”last_img read more

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Eric Reid says NFL teams are shunning him due to his anthem protest

first_imgShare on Messenger Reuse this content Share via Email Eric Reid, the first NFL player to join Colin Kaepernick’s protest against racial injustice in the United States, says his political stance has cost him a place on a team.Reid’s deal with the San Francisco 49ers has expired but two days into the period where free agents can be picked up by teams, he has yet to receive a formal offer as other players have signed new contracts or entered into formal discussions. On playing ability alone Reid should receive at least some attention: in 2013 he was named to the Pro Bowl as a rookie after being drafted in the first-round and has had a solid career since. At 26 he is still in his prime and, after being shuffled about in the 49ers’ defense, his head coach Kyle Shanahan said Reid had been “playing his best football” at the end of last season. Eric Reid (@E_Reid35)The notion that I can be a great signing for your team for cheap, not because of my skill set but because I’ve protested systemic oppression, is ludicrous. If you think is, then your mindset is part of the problem too.March 15, 2018 Share on Twitter Since you’re here… Topics US sports Read more Share on LinkedIn Share on Facebookcenter_img Share on WhatsApp ‘Your racist side slipped out a little’: How the anthem protests split one small town … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. news Share on Pinterest Reid started to kneel alongside Kaepernick in 2016 after consulting with former NFL player and military veteran Nate Boyer on how they could protest respectfully. He then knelt during the anthem for the entire season. He planned to stand for the anthem during the 2017 season but knelt again after the violent far-right protests in Charlottesville in August of that year.Kaepernick has not been signed since leaving the 49ers at the end of the 2016 season, something widely attributed to his protest. Reid said in December that he accepts his career may follow a similar path. “I would say I understand that’s a possibility,” Reid said at the time. “And I’m completely fine with it. The things that I’ve done, I stand by, and I’ve done that for my own personal beliefs. Like I said, I’m fine with whatever outcome happens because of that.”Reid was part of a group of players who met with NFL leadership last year to discuss the protest movement and how the league could help fight injustice in the United States. However, he left the group after saying he was unhappy Kaepernick wasn’t included in discussions. Colin Kaepernick “The notion that I can be a great signing for your team for cheap, not because of my skill set but because I’ve protested systemic oppression, is ludicrous. If you think [it] is, then your mindset is part of the problem too,” Reid wrote on Twitter on Thursday night.Reid added that he thought it was team owners, who tend to skew conservative, that are keeping him out of a job rather than anyone on the playing side. “[General managers] aren’t the hold up … It’s ownership. People who know football know who can play. People who know me, know my character,” he added. NFL Support The Guardianlast_img read more

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9 months agoJuventus captain Chiellini: Ronaldo ‘s arrival surprised me

first_imgJuventus captain Chiellini: Ronaldo ‘s arrival surprised meby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus captain Giorgio Chiellini admits he was surprised by their swoop for Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid this summer.Chiellini confessed he was taken aback by the deal.“Cristiano scored many, many, many times against us and he broke my dreams many times – in Cardiff, in Madrid, in Turin,” the defender told BBC Sport.“Before, the Champions League was a dream. Now it is a target because Cristiano is the best player in the world and we need him to make the last step.“It’s the personality of Cristiano. He has fantastic skills in the field but out of the field, his attitude – how he works, how he prepares for the match, how he lives every day of his life – can help us. The team has changed.“We started in the first three months nearly in perfection but we know the most important period is from spring.“I think that we are one of the four or five teams who are favourites – Barcelona, Manchester City, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich. But also PSG and Atletico can reach the victory and we are so far away from the key matches still.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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IPL 2019: David Warner hits 600 runs in 3rd successive IPL season

first_img commentary view more view less IPL 2019: David Warner hits 600 runs in 3rd successive IPL seasonIPL 2019: David Warner, who scored 848 runs in the 2016 IPL and followed it up with 641 runs in 2017, became the 1st batsman to hit over 600 runs in the 2019 Indian Premier League. graphs No data available!center_img scorecard advertisement Rajarshi Gupta JaipurApril 27, 2019UPDATED: April 27, 2019 22:44 IST David Warner made a sensational comeback to the IPL after his ball-tampering ban (Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSDavid Warner is the only batsman with over 600 runs in the 2019 IPL so farDavid Warner fell short of a 6th straight fifty in a dream run during IPL 2019Warner was spectacularly caught by Steve Smith for 37 during the RR vs SRH match on SaturdayDavid Warner scored over 600 runs in the Indian Premier League for the 3rd successive season even as he missed out on a 6th straight fifty in T20 cricket. Warner was spectacularly caught by Steve Smith for 37 when he looked good to form a new club in T20 cricket.David Warner, the Orange Cap holder in the 2019 Indian Premier League with 611 runs from 11 matches, scored 641 runs from 14 matches in 2017 and 848 runs from 17 matches when Sunrisers Hyderabad won the IPL in 2016.Before Sunrisers Hyderabad’s match against Rajasthan Royals on Saturday, David Warner’s sequence of scores read: 70 not out vs KXIP (April 8), 51 vs DC (April 14), 50 vs CSK (April 17), 67 vs KKR (April 21), 57 vs CSK (April 23). On Saturday, Warner was caught out by Steve Smith off Oshane Thomas. His dismissal triggered a midde-order collapse as the Royals fought back.David Warner remains the 3rd batsman after Virender Sehwag (2012) and Jos Buttler (2018) to hit 5 successive fifties in the Indian Premier League.600+ RUNS FOR DAVID WARNER IN THIS IPL! #OrangeArmy #RiseWithUs #RRvSRH pic.twitter.com/S8DaryreanSunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) April 27, 2019Overall, only 2 other batsmen have hit 5 straight fifties in the T20 format. Zimbabwe’s Hamilton scored 53, 62, 62, 55 and 56 in 2012 while Pakistan’s Kamran Akmal hit 52, 63, 65, 52 and an unbeaten 150 in 2017.David Warner made a sensational comeback to the Indian Premier League after missing the tournament last year on the back of the ball-tampering scandal. After he was handed a 1-year ban by Cricket Australia, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) did not allow him and Steve Smith (Rajasthan Royals to play the 2018 IPL.advertisementDavid Warner made a memorable start for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2019 Indian Premier League. Against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens (March 24), Warner made 85 before a classy 69 against Rajasthan Royals 6 days later.On March 31. David Warner hit his 4th IPL hundred. With Jonny Bairstow, Warner added 185 for the opening wicket as SRH defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore. After falling cheaply against Delhi Capitals (10) and Mumbai Indians (15), David Warner started a record run which helped him stay well ahead in the run-scorers’ list in the 2018 IPL.David Warner joined Virender Sehwag and Jos Buttler to become the 3rd batsman with 5 fifty-plus scores in a row. On Saturday, Warner fell just short of a 6th successive score of over fifty.David Warner, who holds the Orange Cap, is the only man with over 600 runs in the 2019 Indian Premier League.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow David WarnerFollow RR vs SRHFollow IPL 2019last_img read more

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Have the Best BBQ on the Block Year-Round with this Book

first_img How to Make Loco Moco, a Hawaiian Staple Dish How to Smoke Meat: Everything You Need to Know Pro Chefs Dish on the Perfect Seven-Layer Dip Recipes The Peached Tortilla’s Fried Rice Recipe Is Just Plain Delicious You know a book’s going to be good when they take time to talk about proper liquid accompaniment to a ‘cue meal and on that page there is mention of sweet tea, Cheerwine and Lone Star Beer. There are no double IPAs here, no barrel-aged anythings and for barbecue—barbecue is so good you wonder if this is what sex should be like—that is exactly as it should be.For their new book, Southern Living’s Ultimate book of BBQ: The Complete Year-Round Guide to Grilling & Smoking, the magazine tapped Raleigh, North Carolina’s champion pitmaster, Christopher Prieto (of Prime Barbecue) to put together everything you need to know to grill, smoke, and make everyone on the block salivate at any time of the year.After a brief history of concerning how grilling meat is nothing new, but how we as Americans took it and did what we do best, make it better, Southern Living jumps into what will matter most to aspiring barbecuers out there: what cuts to use and what you need to do the cooking.Related: Feasting: Project Smoke Premieres on PBSFrom there, SL and Prieto give readers the juiciest of the juicy—recipes for beef, pork, fish, and poultry for any time of the year. With recipes like “Coffee-Rubbed Skirt Steak,” “Chicken Enchilada Casserole,” “Grilled Oysters with Horseradish-Garlic Panko Topping,” and classics like pork butt and baby back ribs, there is a taste for even the pickiest eaters.The gods among men and women that put together this book, though, aren’t done there. They then give you a slew (a slaw, perhaps?) of rubs, sauces, and sides, covering each of the different American barbecue regions. The addition of soups and other indoor dishes ensures that you can get your smoke on at any time of the year.The recipes are no-frills and easy to follow. Take a little time to read the first few sections on technique and method, and even if you’ve never injected a pork butt with flavor and smoked it before, you’ll have little need to worry about the final product.I’d be remiss in not mentioning, too, that the accompanying photographs are the Sport’s Illustrated swimsuit edition of food porn.For an example of just how easy and delicious the recipes are in this book, check out their recipe for “North Cackalacky Barbecue Sauce:”Yields about 1 2/3 Cups, Total Time: 30 minutesIngredients:2 c apple cider vinegar¼ c ketchup2 tbsp firmly packed brown sugar2 tbsp hot sauce1 ½ tsp dried crushed red pepper½ tsp coarse black pepper1/8 tsp ground red pepper2 tsp table salt1 tbsp fresh-squeezed lemon juice½ c apple juiceMethod: Stir together all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, stirring occasionally, until reduce to 1 2/3 cups, about 25 minutes. How to Cook Steak in the Oven Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

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No Winter Condition is Too Extreme in Orsden’s Slope Jacket

first_img The Best Sleeping Bags for Backpacking and Camping Best Weekend Sales on Menswear and Gear: Huckberry, Allen Edmonds, J. Crew, and More Along with its high marks in waterproofing, the Slope Jacket also boasts a high breathability rating despite the manufacturer’s focusing on supreme insulation. Featuring 120g insulation in the body and 40g insulation in the hood and sleeves, its 4-way stretch material still allowed us to move as freely as needed. This may not seem like much but when you’re bending over several times a day to strap into a snowboard binding, it’s an extremely pleasing feature.A specification wonder, no doubt, Orsden chose to give the jacket some functional prowess as well. Aside from its five pockets, the Slope also features built-in stretch cuffs with comfortable thumb holes, underarm vents for those sunny, bluebirdA  days, and a hood which slides perfectly over a helmet without too much resistance. To make the jacket even more dynamic, Orsden also included a handy goggle wipe in its upper-left pocket, allowing for quick wipe downs in the event of any moisture build-up.Orsden’s Slope Jacket is a bonafide hit that excels at keeping water out and warmth in while also shining in the department of minimalist style. It doesn’t come standard in some of the flashy prints a brand like Volcom or Burton might provide which — at least to us — makes the jacket all that much more desirable. At $330, it’s also an incredibly affordable option which leaves many top-tier companies in the dust. We enjoyed our time pushing the Slope to its limits and although Orsden is a new player in the industry of skiwear, it appears like it’s here to stay.Disclosure of Material Connection: The Manual received the Slope Jacket for free from Orsden in consideration for a gear review. Dan Baker/Digital TrendsWhile big-name skiwear companies like The North Face, Spyder, and even Arc’teryx tend to dominate the sphere of what’s considered high-quality, a recently-launched company named Orsden quietly entered the field with one of the best new snow jackets.Referred to simply as the Slope Jacket, Orsden’s foray into technical winter wear is a triumph in both performance and style that’s ready (right now) to challenge industry favorites. To get a true sense of just how well the Slope Jacket stacks up to its competition, we gave the thing a spin in what’s already been a particularly harsh Portland, Oregon winter. Needless to say, we walked away impressed.Related: Seattle’s Beyond Clothing has Layering and Survival Down to a ScienceIn any quality snow jacket, perhaps the single biggest feature it absolutely must possess is the ability to remain consistently waterproof. Regarding Orsden’s Slope Jacket, it does this in utter spades. Waterproof rated to 20,000 mm, the jacket proves especially proficient at beading any water that comes in contact with it. Because of this, water simply rolls right off the exterior, keeping any unwanted moisture from making its way inside. A Good Waxed Jacket Is the Best Jacket to Wear This Season center_img Editors’ Recommendations It’s Time to Ditch Your Sleeping Bag for a Versatile, Lightweight Camping Quilt 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know last_img read more

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New threshold and corporate income tax rate January 1

first_imgTax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) wishes to advise that on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 an increase in the Income Tax Threshold and a decrease in the Corporate Income Tax rate become effective. In respect of individuals, the Personal Income Tax (PIT) threshold or tax-free income increases to $507,312.00 per annum, up from $441,168.00 per annum. The increase in the threshold means that the corresponding tax-free portion to be used by employers in making periodic payments is as follows: $9,756            weekly $19,512           fortnightly $42,276           monthly Persons are reminded that income in excess of the threshold will continue to be taxed at 25%. Pensioners and persons sixty-five and over are further reminded that in addition to the threshold they are entitled to a pension exemption of $80,000 and an age exemption of $80,000, respectively. Also on January 1, 2013, unregulated companies will see a reduction in the rate of Corporate Income Tax (CIT) to 25%, down from 33 1/3%. This brings the CIT rate for unregulated companies in line with the Personal Income Tax (PIT) rate of 25%. However, the rate remains at 33?% for regulated companies, including those regulated by the: Financial Services Commission (FSC) Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) Ministry of Finance and Planning (MOFP) Individuals and unregulated companies are advised that the new threshold and reduced tax rate are not to be applied in computing their final income tax for assessment year 2012.   However it should be used in computing the estimated income tax for assessment year 2013.  Both the final income tax return for 2012 and the estimated income tax return for 2013 are due to be filed on or before March 15, 2013. The adjustments in the threshold and CIT rate form part of the Government’s revenue measures tabled in parliament during the 2012/2013 budget presentation and further outlined in the recent White Paper on Tax Reform. For further information persons may contact Customer Care Centre at 1-888-Tax-Help (1-888-829-4357) toll-free or visit our website www.jamaicatax.gov.jm Contact:         Communications Unit Tax Administration Jamaica Phone: 754-6700 or 908-3404 E-mail: communications@taj.gov.jmlast_img read more

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Regulatory Reform Team in Place

first_imgThe province’s Office of Regulatory Affairs and Service Effectiveness will be well-positioned to work toward a more competitive business environment in Nova Scotia after the hiring of four key staff. Fred Crooks, chief regulatory officer of Nova Scotia, announced the new team today, July 30. “This team, while small, represents a powerful combination of proven leadership and practical experience. Each of them is a leader in their field and has an impressive track record of getting things done,” said Mr. Crooks. “Premier Stephen McNeil has given us an important mandate and the members of this team are ready to roll up their sleeves and, working closely with New Brunswick, get on with the job ahead.” Fred Morley will join the office as chief economist, responsible for policy and research. Mr. Morley has been a senior policy leader and economic advisor to both business and government and most recently served as executive vice-president and chief economist of the Greater Halifax Partnership. He will bring to the office a capacity for objective policy and economic analysis, a key requirement for understanding the true impact of regulation and regulatory change on business and citizens. Joan Penney will serve as executive director of project implementation and customer service. Ms. Penney is a former vice-president of customer care at Bell Aliant, where she led thousands of customer-facing employees and focused on customer service results and cost efficiency. She will drive project implementation and oversee the office’s customer service improvement agenda. Leanne Hachey will join as executive director of stakeholder relations and intergovernmental initiatives. Ms. Hachey is currently a director at EfficiencyOne and previously served as vice-president, Atlantic, of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business. She has a deep appreciation of the perspective of business on regulation. She will ensure businesses and citizens are properly consulted and informed about the work of the office, and oversee initiatives to eliminate inconsistency and duplication of regulations between provinces. Dana MacDonald will serve as director of regulatory modernization. Ms. MacDonald currently serves as director of procurement for the province with the Department of Internal Services and has strong experience in leadership, negotiation, and project management. She will lead development of a sustainable process within government to ensure regulations are developed and changed with meaningful consultation with stakeholders, and appropriate assessment of the impacts of these changes. In March of this year, Premier McNeil and New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant announced the two provinces would work together to reduce red tape. “We appreciate the support we’ve seen from the business community for this initiative and look forward to working collaboratively,” said Mr. Crooks. “Fred, Joan, Leanne, and Dana have a strong passion for the task ahead and an appreciation of the urgency and economic significance of regulatory reform. We’re very lucky to have them on board.” The mandate of the office is to reduce the regulatory burden on citizens and businesses while protecting public health and safety, the environment, and employee and consumer interests. It will also focus on collaboration with New Brunswick to eliminate regulatory overlap between the two provinces and improve policy collaboration. Since its establishment, the office has begun discussions with the other Atlantic provinces to explore opportunities to remove barriers to interprovincial trade and for regulatory and service co-ordination. It has also started identifying areas of highest priority to streamline regulation in Nova Scotia and opened initial channels with the province’s business community.last_img read more

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Kareena Kapoor Khan to star opposite Aamir Khan in Laal Singh Chaddha

first_imgMumbai: Bollywood diva Kareena Kapoor Khan will be the leading lady opposite superstar Aamir Khan in “Laal Singh Chaddha”. The film, inspired by Paramount Pictures’ Tom Hanks-starrer “Forrest Gump”, marks Aamir and Kareena’s third collaboration after “3 Idiots” and “Talaash”. “Secret Superstar” helmer Advait Chandan is directing the film, while actor Atul Kulkarni is attached as a writer. “Forrest Gump”, directed by Robert Zemeckis, is a 1994 American comedy-drama film based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Winston Groom. Also Read – Rihanna to release 500-page ‘visual’ autobiography The story depicts several decades in the life of Forrest Gump (Hanks), a slow-witted but kind-hearted man from Alabama who witnesses and unwittingly influences several defining historical events in the 20th century in the United States. “Laal Singh Chaddha” is produced by Aamir Khan Productions and Viacom18 Motion Pictures. Ajit Andhare, COO, Viacom18 Studios said to be able to adapt the classic for Indian audiences “is a long-cherished dream for many of us”. Also Read – Hilarie Burton, Jeffery Dean Morgan tie the knot “Knowing Aamir’s burning passion for this subject for many years, he is the perfect partner to bring to life this dream. I also want to thank Jim, Andrew and the wonderful team at Paramount Pictures for believing in our vision and continuously supporting all endeavours to bring some of their best content to the Indian markets” Andhare said in a statement. Andrew Gumpert, Chief Operating Officer of Paramount Pictures added, “We’re thrilled to be in business with Aamir Khan Productions and Viacom18 Studios, and to see them bringing this timeless story to a whole new generation of audiences.” “Laal Singh Chaddha’ will hit the theatres on Christmas 2020.last_img read more

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Aboriginal Day Live main stage acts announced

first_imgAPTN National NewsAPTN’s 9th annual Aboriginal Day Live celebration will take place on June 20th in Winnipeg and Edmonton.The Winnipeg main stage line up was announced and it includes some big acts.APTN’s Intern Gabriel Constant has the details.last_img

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New Mexico film industry up amid abortion fights elsewhere

SANTA FE, N.M. — New Mexico’s film industry appears to be on the brink of a boom thanks to abortion law controversies in other states and expanded incentives.A recent spike in film production in the state comes as Hollywood targets both Georgia and Louisiana over recently passed restrictive abortion laws, the Albuquerque Journal reports.The political developments are being watched closely in New Mexico, which is poised to benefit even though state officials have said there’s no organized campaign to lure film productions from those states.“I don’t know that we are necessarily using that as a drawing card, because we are a drawing card,” New Mexico Film Office Director Todd Christensen said.The jump also comes as New Mexico is set to more than double its annual state spending cap on film incentives.In addition, NBCUniversal announced Friday it will build a television and film studio in a warehouse district just north of downtown Albuquerque as it seeks to expand its footprint in one of the fastest-growing film production hubs in the country.The company said it entered a 10-year venture with a developer to reshape an empty warehouse into a studio with two sound stages and offices. The studio will be used to produce shows for broadcast and cable channels.The New Mexico Film Office said the coming Amazon TV series production “The Power” reached out to New Mexico because of Georgia’s political climate.“The Power” will be a 10-part series based on Naomi Alderman’s 2016 novel in which women around the world suddenly gain the ability to electrocute people.New Mexico has on its books a 1969 state law that banned abortion in most cases. But the law became unenforceable after it was superseded by the landmark Roe vs. Wade ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court.An attempt to scrap the 1969 law failed during the last state legislative session in the Democratic-controlled Senate. Democrats have downplayed the vote and have vowed to try again in the near future.New Mexico was one of the first states to launch a film incentive program in 2003 and upped the ante with a new package of film and TV incentives passed by lawmakers during this year’s 60-day legislative session and signed into law by Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham in March.The package raises a 2011 cap on what the state can pay out to film and TV productions from $50 million to $110 million per year, while also authorizing the spending of up to $225 million to pay down an accumulated backlog in film incentives.Film companies receive 25 per cent rebates on qualifying expenditures on goods and services in New Mexico. There is a 30 per cent rebate for some TV shows.In recent months, the New Mexico Film Office has received about two calls a day from production companies asking about the new incentives and possible locations in the state.“We’re getting calls,” Christensen said. “If the script fits, they’ll come here. In some cases, they can change the scripts to fit New Mexico.”Not all legislators are thrilled with the expansion of the state’s film incentive program.State Sen. Mark Moores, a Republican who voted against this year’s bill, said he would be uneasy about using the abortion laws in Georgia and Louisiana as leverage, adding that he has a problem with “out-of-state corporate extortion” on what he described as a social issue.“If we as a state make a political decision for New Mexico that they don’t like in the future, will they extort us like they’re trying to do to Georgia?” Moores asked.___Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.comThe Associated Press read more

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Sri Lankan among freak thunderstorm asthma victims

‘We know that in an emergency every second counts,’ Hennessy said in a statement on Sunday.‘That’s why we’re giving our paramedics the new resources they need, where they are needed most.’A woman in her 40s died at the Northern Hospital on Friday evening, the Herald Sun reports.The unprecedented natural disaster overwhelmed the state’s emergency services and lead to more than 500 people being hospitalised, and more than 8500 treated for complications.There is still one person in intensive care following the freak thunderstorm – and four of those are in a critical condition.The most recent victim of the devastating weather event died in hospital, previous victims died directly after the storm – as their families desperately attempted to revive them while waiting for ambulance crews to arrive. (Colombo Gazette) ‘This was a tragic and unforeseen event and hospitals are continuing to treat seven people for a variety of respiratory and other related conditions,’ the department said in Tuesday’s statement.‘Ambulance paramedics, emergency services staff and dedicated doctors, nurses and pharmacy staff saved the lives hundreds of Victorians who received treatment as a result of their symptoms.’This comes after the Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews and Health Minister Jill Hennessy announced a $500 million funding boost for the state’s ambulance services, in a report by AAP. ‘All up, we waited an hour and 10 minutes, and my dad was conscious for about 45 minutes trying to breathe,’ he said.‘They [000 dispatchers] kept saying on the phone, “They are on their way”. But he never recovered from that time.’ Across last Monday and Tuesday, hospitals treated more than 8,500 people. A Sri Lankan is among victims of a freak thunderstorm asthma in Australia, the Daily Mail reported.Ranjith Peiris, 58, died in the Northern Hospital’s intensive care unit on Tuesday morning after he lost consciousness while waiting for an ambulance. But it took an ambulance 70 minutes to arrive and take him to hospital. Authorities are now investigating whether public alerts should have gone out about the unfolding crisis as one person remains in a critical condition in intensive care.A devastated Roshan said his father was liked by everyone.‘Everyone remembers dad’s smile. Dad was ­always smiling, he would always have a joke and a drink with his friends,’ the son said.The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services said the thunderstorm was ‘a tragic and unforeseen event and hospitals [were] continuing to treat 12 people for a variety of respiratory and other related conditions, in addition to those in ICU care’. His son, Roshan, said the grandfather, from Roxburgh Park, was initially conscious for about 45 minutes during his asthma attack. read more

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400000 Afghans repatriated over last two months UN refugee agency reports

Two months after the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) launched an assistance programme for returning Afghans, more than 400,000 people have travelled home to Afghanistan, the agency reported today.Along with the Afghan Interim Administration, UNHCR has also collaborated with neighbouring Pakistan, Iran and Tajikistan to help the returning Afghans, a spokesperson for the agency said in Kabul.Returns from Pakistan alone have topped 370,000 since 1 March, when the programme began, according to UNHCR spokesperson Sarah Russell. In the three weeks since a similar scheme was started in Iran, 23,000 Afghans have gone home while the rest of the returnees have come from Tajikistan.UNHCR was also continuing to help internally displaced people (IDPs) in Afghanistan to return to their homes, with more than 30,000 so far receiving assistance. In Nangarhar, the agency has moved more than 3,000 IDPs from Sar Shahi camp back to their villages. Earlier this year, 8,000 people in the Panjshir Valley were returned to the Shomali plain north of Kabul. UNHCR, the Afghan Ministry of Repatriation, and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) have also helped more than 15,000 people go back from the old Soviet compound in Kabul to Shomali.Meanwhile, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has launched a public information and advocacy campaign to promote education among returnees and refugees. The effort began with the opening today of an information centre in Kabul, which will deliver messages on the need to register children – especially girls – at school, and provide information on reintegrating into the Afghan education system. The centre will also provide practical information on procedures for school registration as well as opportunities for teachers to find employment within the education system.More information centres will be set up over the next two weeks in Jalalabad and Herat, and in refugee camps, check points and areas of resettlement within the next two to three months, UNICEF said. read more

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Ohio State set for rematch with Michigan State in Big Ten Tournament

Freshman guard D’Angelo Russell (0) eludes a Minnesota defender during a 2nd round game of the Big Ten Tournament on March 12 in Chicago. OSU won, 79-73. Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorCHICAGO — After defeating the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament, the Ohio State men’s basketball team is getting set for yet another rematch.The Buckeyes are set to meet the No. 3 seed Michigan State Spartans Friday night, a team that dispatched OSU, 59-56, on Valentine’s Day.The matchup has brought out the best in both schools as of late, as Michigan State holds a 5-4 edge over the Buckeyes in the past four years.Two of those games have come in the Big Ten Tournament, with the teams splitting the pair.“They have a great team, I feel like we have a great team as well. We have played each other so many times, regular season and (Big Ten) tournament it feels like every year,” OSU senior guard Shannon Scott said of Michigan State. “It always comes down to the wire with them. We just have to be ready for that.”Thad Matta, who became OSU’s winningest coach with the victory over Minnesota, agreed with Scott, joking that the the Buckeyes and Spartans shouldn’t even play the entire game.“The battles over the years that we’ve had, honestly tomorrow what we should do is just start with one minute on the clock and save ourselves,” Matta said. “They always seem to come down to the last minute of the game.”That was the case earlier this season when Spartan junior guard Denzel Valentine buried a fadeaway 3-pointer in the final seconds to give Michigan State the win over OSU.Scott, who scored a career-high 21 points in the win over the Golden Gophers, said the feeling around the OSU locker room is that the Buckeyes are now a different team than they were when they lost in East Lansing, Mich.“We are a hungry team. We know they beat us earlier. We know we could have won that game,” Scott said. “Every single guy on my team feels like we can win this game coming up.”While Scott led the Buckeyes in scoring in the Feb. 14 loss with 15 points, it was his backcourt counterpart who struggled against the Spartans.Freshman guard D’Angelo Russell scored just 10 points on 4-of-13 shooting that day while the OSU bench accounted for just three points.That was not the case for the Buckeyes on Thursday night against Minnesota as the they had three players in double figures scoring – Russell and Scott with more than 20 each – and senior forward Sam Thompson adding nine points and a team-high seven rebounds.Russell said if the Buckeyes can maintain their consistency throughout the team and the tournament, Michigan State will have a hard time disposing of them.“Good luck with it. We weren’t playing great basketball against them last time,” Russell said. “Them being physical, I couldn’t go where I wanted to go. We are a different basketball team now.”Whether the Buckeyes are a different team or not, Matta said he will look at the film from the last matchup between the two teams before taking the floor Friday night.“As crazy as it sounds, I actually look forward to tomorrow night because I know it’s gonna be a heck of a basketball game,” he said.The Buckeyes and Spartans are set to tip about 25 minutes after the Maryland vs. Indiana matchup, which is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. read more

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