How Social Selling Jumped the Shark

first_imgThere aren’t too many people who believe as deeply as I do in the power of the social tools in business. And yes, salespeople can use these tools to good effect. So this is going to sting a little bit, but here is the truth:Social Selling has jumped the shark.Too much hype. It’s never good to overpromise and under deliver. But that is what social selling has done. It has been offered as the panacea to all the problems that ail sales organizations, and in doing so, the case has been greatly overstated. Wait. It gets worse.The social selling pitch has misled salespeople and sales organization. I am not sure why the social selling proponents have felt that their best argument for using social tools was to suggest that all other methods of prospecting no longer work. The tools have value without making such claims. But too many people have believed this claim, and to their detriment. Honestly, I do know why the proponents of social selling target traditional prospecting methods; that is the primary area where social tools create potential value.Misreading of trends and research. Buyers are on the Internet. Why? Because everyone is on the Internet. The fact that buyers have a LinkedIn profile and a Twitter account provides no more evidence that they want an email or a connection request from a salesperson than a telephone proves they want a phone call. Let’s say I am wrong. Let’s say that buyers are burning up the web getting the evaluation stage of their buying process. That doesn’t change what salespeople need to do to succeed. In fact, it would make those actions more necessary–and more urgent.The words “social selling” don’t match the outcomes salespeople need. The social tools are spectacular for researching your dream clients. For a salesperson with already great prospecting chops, they are incredibly useful. But the social tools only deal with targets above the funnel. They create awareness, brand recognition, and an opportunity to connect. They even allow you to ask for an appointment, should you be so old school. But the tools don’t lend themselves to most of what salespeople do outside of prospecting and nurturing.Proponents sell the idea that to sell you have to not sell. The proponents of social selling suggest that the best way to sell is to not sell at all. Instead, you are supposed to be helpful. This pitch is very appealing to a certain segment of people who carry the title of salesperson without really embracing the role. This idea is causing salespeople and sales organizations to produce results that are less than they should be. It’s too passive. It assumes that inbound opportunities are enough or are somehow more valuable than outbound opportunities. There is nothing about outbound that makes it inherently more self-oriented than inbound.The social curriculum isn’t aligned with real sales outcomes. The curriculum for some of the social selling courses I have seen are mostly built on the proper use of the tools, like setting up a good LinkedIn profile, and writing a good introduction email. They’re built on the idea that “connecting” and “sharing” is the goal. These ideas drive awareness, build your personal brand, and may even allow you to nurture your dream client. These are more marketing than sales. The real goal in any social selling program should be appointment-setting. In fact, I might sign up for a course called: “Appointment-setting using LinkedIn.” Or maybe, “How to Make the Ask Using LinkedIn.”Like social media marketing, anyone with command of the tools is an expert. Try to find a social media marketing expert now. The people with true marketing chops ran away from this title years ago, when every marketing person with a blog and a Twitter account self-identified as an expert. Now they recognize themselves as content marketers or work in digital marketing. Some of the best people in this space never called themselves social media marketers at all, recognizing that the tools were not the deep, underlying force at work but enablers. But a command of the tools doesn’t translate to being able to help produce the main outcome for salespeople, namely acquiring new customers.People with great prospecting chops are great at social too. The salespeople that are good on the phone, good in a room, and good in a face-to-face meeting with a prospect are also good when it comes to using the social tools. They have the requisite confidence. But the folks that lack the confidence in real life, aren’t much better with the social tools. Mostly they hide behind email, afraid to ask for the commitments they really need to create or win an opportunity.The people who benefit the most from social tools and content marketing are entrepreneurs and thought-leaders. Salespeople can’t (or shouldn’t) publish. There is a difference between being a content creator and a curator. Both roles have value, but content is still King (or Queen), and it’s the creator that benefits the most from its sharing. Salespeople need marketing to give them the insights and the tools to share ideas that create value and nurture a relationship. Marketing applies these tools broadly. When salespeople market, it must be done one-to-one, as that it the nature of the relationship.By pretending to be too much, social selling is too little. It could be more. It should be more.The professional proponents of using the social tools understand the value that they create, but they don’t overstate that value. They also readily admit that the social tools do nothing to replace traditional prospecting approaches, but rather, they supplement them.If you are in business-to-business sales, you need to use the social tools. Especially the most useful tool in this regard, LinkedIn. Then you need to go back to doing the work of selling. 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 Nowlast_img read more

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India don’t play for rankings, says Virat Kohli

first_imgIndia have surrendered their No.1 rankings in Test to Pakistan thanks to the waterlogged outfield in Queen’s Park stadium that washed out four full days of play in the fourth Test between Virat Kohli’s men and West Indies.Captain Kohli though is unperturbed by drop in points and maintained that his team doesn’t play for rankings. (India lose No.1 ranking to Pakistan after rain ruins final Test vs West Indies)”Had Pakistan not won, had we drawn the last game, the rankings would have looked different again. It is a very short-term incentive because we understand that the points table is very close. But as a team we think we can assess ourselves at the end of this season, not one Test at a time.”The other teams have played more games than us and we need to play as many games to be able to compare after the whole season is done. Rankings keep going up and down, and you don’t play for rankings. You want to be the best side in the world and that has always been our aim,” Kohli told PTI after India clinched the Test match series 2-0 in the Caribbean.BIGGEST GAIN OF THE SERIESKohli said the batting performance by the lower order batsmen, particularly wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha, was the biggest gain of the West Indies series.  (Also read: Ashwin breaks Sehwag’s record for most Man of the Series awards for India in Tests)”It’s been a pretty good tour for us. We had come here looking to improve in a few areas and we have done that. For me, the biggest positive is Wriddhiman Saha getting runs in the lower order, plus R Ashwin coming good at No.6.”advertisementBoth Saha and Ashwin had scored a century each in the third Test to help India recover from the top-order collapse in the first innings. (Also read: BCCI hikes daily allowance of women, U-19 teams)”I hope we can keep on improving this aspect of our game because there are positions, which matter a lot in Test cricket. Whenever teams have done consistently well in Test cricket, their lower order has always contributed. So, those were the areas for us to solidify,” Kohli said.Only 22 overs were bowled in the rain-affected Test, but India’s team selection was once again a surprise.KOHLI DEFENDS TEAM SELECTIONBoth Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara were included in the playing eleven as the visitors went in with four bowlers for the first time in the series.Kohli provided the reasoning for the decision.”We lost a Test in Galle (on the Sri Lanka tour last year) when we were a batsman short. Even in the home series against South Africa, we were struggling on quite a few occasions because of lack of a batsman. So we wanted to try this combination out, though the game didn t happen here.”If we play four specialist bowlers at home we may not need the fifth, because if you play with three frontline spinners at home, it probably does the job for you. So we thought even if we play two spinners and two pacers, Rohit (Sharma) and Vijay can give those 10 extra overs. Away from home you need all your best bowlers playing because you don’t need how the wickets will play.”We are going to play world-class sides at home who are going to capitalise on the window of chance we give them. So it was just something we wanted to try out. We should be flexible,” he explained.Talking about the 2-0 result in the series against a side ranked eighth in the Tests, the skipper said, “The amount of cricket we played, I think it’s a pretty fair representation.””We lost a day of cricket in Jamaica. But let’s give credit to West Indies who showed resilience and played really good cricket on day five there. That s what you expect from a Test playing nation. Here (Trinidad) we didn’t have a game and we couldn’t control the result. The other two games we played, we won convincingly and that pleased the whole squad.’IMPORTANT TO BE SELFLESS’ Team India now flies off to Florida to play two T20s against the West Indies this coming weekend. But the Test cricket will resume soon, with New Zealand travelling to kick off the long-haul home season. The first of the 13 Tests begins in Kanpur on September 22.”We needed improvement here in the lower order. If we play five bowlers then you know the top order can bat freely and will not play in pressure. So we can put up good totals. Bowlers are taking responsibility, bowling to a plan and they are not selfish.advertisement”It is very important to be selfless in the team and it is a quality of this team. This team has developed this attitude and we have to keep at it if we want to become the best team in the world.If we drift from this plan, and drift into our individual preparations, then the plan gets disturbed. We have addressed that and responded to it. That’s why we have won quite a few matches in the last 15 months,” Kohli signed off.last_img read more

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IBASE: digital signage player powered by AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 processors

first_img Continue Reading Previous Portwell: extremely flexible industrial monitors in 12 variantsNext Developing training sets for the IoT IBASE Technology introduces the SI-324 4K digital signage player based on the new AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 processors that provide outstanding CPU performance and noticeable increase in GPU performance than previous solutions. With the new integrated AMD Radeon Vega graphics with up to 11 compute units, SI-324 delivers four independent HDMI 2.0 displays with up to 4K @60Hz resolution in each display and supports up to 2x 4K@60 or 4x FHD@60 crisp content video playback.The SI-324 integrates the IBASE iCONTROL intelligent energy-saving green technology and the Observer remote monitoring technology to enable energy savings, automatic power-on/off scheduling, remote monitoring, automatic power recovery, low temperature boot protection, and smart operating system restoration. It comes built in with hardware EDID (Extended Display Identification Data) analog function remotely controlled by an IBASE utility to prevent problems caused by connecting a display, disconnection of display cables or unrecognized displays. These problems are manifested in the form of black screen, wrong screen resolution and color distortion.The SI-324 has flexible video wall configurations that are suitable a broad range of applications including restaurant menu boards and electronic displays in banks, airports and shopping malls to convey dynamic information and promotions to targeted audience. Housed in an elegant black and white case with smooth edges, it has a segregated ventilation to keep dust away from system components and thus improve system reliability. Supporting up to 32GB of fast dual-channel DDR4 memory, SI-324 offers advanced expansion and interfaces including 1x Mini PCI-E, 1x M.2 E-Key, 1x SIM card slot, 2x USB 3.0, 1x USB 3.1, 2x GbE RJ45 and HD audio.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules last_img read more

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Health Minister Harsh Vardhan visits Lodhi Garden for NDMCs Yoga event

first_imgNew Delhi: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday participated in New Delhi Municipal Council’s Yoga Protocol Programme at Lodhi Garden here along with delegates from the 72nd Conference of the World Health Organisation Regional Committee for South-East Asia. The entire group, led by Vardhan, undertook a fitness tour as part of the programme.NDMC Chairman Vijay Kumar Dev and Secretary Rashmi Singh participated in the event and welcomed all the delegates, who were from different parts of South-East Asia. The Council also launched an Educational Eco-Walk for school children at Lodhi Garden in a bid to inculcate awareness and bring the future generation closer to nature.The NDMC said this move will give an opportunity for the children to learn more about flora and fauna in the garden, recycling water, cultural heritage and historic monuments among other things. Health Minister Vardhan interacted with these students and motivated them to take the Fit India Movement seriously. He asked the students to ambassadors for the protection of the environment.last_img read more

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Cody Simpson Named Ocean Advocate By United Nations Development Programme

first_imgTo mark World Oceans Day, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will name Australian musician Cody Simpson as its first-ever Ocean Advocate to help raise awareness of the crucial role the ocean plays in the health of the planet and people.“I grew up by the ocean and the beach,” said Mr. Simpson during an event held at UN Headquarters in New York. “I want to do everything I can in my own life to protect and preserve the ocean. Just as you should in yours.”According to UNDP, Mr. Simpson will kick off off his new role as part of The Ocean Conference, which has been under way since Monday and which will wrap up on Friday, 9 June.He will attend a photo exhibition, Waves of Action; explore an ocean lab; speak at the premiere of Urban Bay, a documentary exploring the underwater world of Rio de Janeiro’s Guanabara Bay; and join the closing celebration with a live performance in the General Assembly.The singer shared his personal connection to the ocean to urge the global community and his millions of devoted fans to join the #SaveOurOcean campaign.“The oceans are in serious trouble right now and we need passionate advocates like Cody to help us restore them to health,” said Mila Rosenthal, UNDP Communications Director. “We are thrilled to team up with Cody, whose dedication we hope will inspire millions of others – especially young people – to play an active role in saving the oceans and protecting our shared future.”UNDP has joined the Conference to highlight the direct link between a healthy ocean and ending poverty, which are part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a set of global goals agreed by world leaders to achieve by 2030.last_img read more

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first_imgWhat were the greatest challanges you faced during the film?The greatest challenge I have faced as a single parent and student filmmaker has been financial. I was turned down for every legitimate form of arts council funding for the film due to my status as a student. The majority of funding for the film has been paid out of my OSAP and OGS (Ontario Graduate Scholarship) funding with one major exception. The office of the former president of Ryerson University, Sheldon Levy, came through with $10,000 for travel funding, permitting my crew and I to travel to the fly-in community of Fort Albany First Nation in August of 2015, a trip that cost about $16,000 in total. We also received some minor donations to assist with production. So, I have somehow managed to pay all of the crew with the exception of myself, Edmund Metatawabin, and our Executive Producer Tim Wolochatiuk, and have managed to cover post-production expenses as well. Our total commitment to getting the word out about the horrific treatment of children at St. Anne’s has propelled us forward despite lack of financial means.Our Executive Producer, Tim Wolochatiuk, really propelled me to keep moving forward with this film despite the incredible financial weight I was personally carrying. I think he is the only member of our crew that I cried in front of (tearful phone conversation one day, when I was at the breaking point). He reminded me that “filmmaking is very expensive,” especially if you want to produce a powerful film that will reach people. His nudge has brought the film to the point that it is now. What are your top 3 favourite films of all time?My three favourite films of all time are: The Atomic Café, Avatar and Thin Blue Line. Advertisement If you could reshoot any film made in the past 20 years, which one would you choose and how would you change it?I think if there is one film that needs to be re-shot or parodied it is Of the North. This ‘documentary’ montage by Dominic Gagnon is so insulting, not only to the Inuit people, but to Canada’s Indigenous communities as a whole. I have often thought that I would like to do a film that would wholly contest and de-construct Gagnon’s negative portrayals of the Inuit people. What’s the best advice you could give someone new to filmmaking?My best advice to someone new to documentary filmmaking is to excavate deeply (research a ton), show great respect those who are sharing their stories, be cautious in your interviewing methods so as to minimize harm, and adopt tenacity as your highest professional objective. If the story that needs to be told is important, never give up. Facebook Login/Register With: What are you working on next?Edmund and I are now co-producing the sequel film that will shed further light on systemic and systematic child abuse at St. Anne’s. This film which will focus far more heavily on obstruction of justice by the Canadian government (and possibly the Catholic diocese), and how the amorality of politics is re-traumatizing St. Anne’s survivors, many of whom are in their seventies and eighties. Advertisement Who are your mentors? (and why)I have many mentors. The St. Anne’s survivors who have shown immeasurable courage and strength. Grandmother (Elder) Pauline Shirt for guiding my feet all along the way. My first professor at the University of Toronto, now the Vice-principal and Registrar at U of T’s Woodsworth College, Cheryl Shook. She really helped me to understand that my perspectives on human rights should be shared with the world. Lise MacRae, my boss when I worked at CHUM Television. She put a lot of faith in my abilities as a middle-manager as a human being more generally. My graduate advisors at Ryerson University – Ed Slopek, Elida Schogt, and Gerda Cammaer – all of whom helped to guide my feet in the production of this film. And, the lawyers who continue to fight for justice on behalf on the St. Anne’s survivors – Fay Brunning, Suzanne DesRosiers and Michael Swinwood. And…no less importantly…Indigenous advocate, Linda Lundström, who has been one of my biggest psychological supporters right from the beginning..SUE ENBERG’S BIO:  Susan G. Enberg has an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Peace, Conflict and Justice Studies from the University of Toronto (with high distinction and on the Dean’s List), and has recently earned a graduate degree, Master of Fine Arts (with distinction) in Documentary Media from Ryerson University. Susan has been awarded numerous scholarships for high academic achievement and for her social justice activities.Susan is an independent documentary film director, producer, editor and photographer who recently launched her own production company, Susan G. Enberg Productions. Her first film, In Jesus’Name: Shattering the Silence of St. Anne’s Residential School, was co-produced with Edmund Metatawabin during her studies at Ryerson University. Prior to this, Susan had never directed, produced or edited any film projects.She is currently directing, producing and editing a second film with Edmund Metatawabin as co-producer. The sequel film will shed further light on abuses suffered by Indigenous children who were interned at St. Anne’s Residential School; this film will then delve far more deeply into litigious abuses such as obstruction of justice that the survivors are encountering today as they seek long overdue compensation for harms done to them.Susan has also recently completed a 21-minute pedagogical documentary film for the Toronto District School Board. This film, The Art of Reconciliation, focuses on reconciliation at a primary school in Toronto through incorporation of Indigenous arts, teachings and cultural sharing by Anishinaabe artist, Chief Lady Bird. Susan is the director, editor, and a co-producer on this film.In addition to being a documentarian, Susan is a long-time photojournalist whose writings and photography are wholly focused on human rights issues.center_img What inspired you to become a creator?I am a long-time creator…photography and writing have been some of my crafts for many years. However, I realized that if much of what I have written is delegated to academic journals, then most people in mainstream society would likely not know of otherwise hidden or covert human rights abuses occurring all around the world. So, I decided that a visual aesthetic could add great power to stories of people who have endured grave injustices. The visual aesthetic is also an empathic expression. We hope that people, in viewing our film, with take action toward correcting or shedding further light on current-day injustices that the aging survivors are having to endure. ABOUT IN JESUS’ NAME: Shattering the Silence of St. Anne’s Residential School is a poignant all-indigenous English and Cree-English collaborative documentary film that breaks long-held silences imposed upon indigenous children who were interned at the notoriously violent St. Anne’s Residential School in Fort Albany First Nation, Ontario..What was the inspiration for your film?Around 2000 or 2001, I had been commissioned by a non-profit organization to write a children’s social activism curriculum for Grade 6 students. I had been self-directed the entire way through. However, when it came time to write the Indigenous chapter, I told the founders of the organization that I would be writing age-appropriate material on residential schools in Canada. Their response was, that if I was to write that chapter, the Canadian government would do everything in its power to squash the entire publication. To me, this response has compelled me throughout my years at university to excavate more deeply into children’s experiences at these institutions.In the fall of 2014, I continued with my research into Canada’s residential schools. It was at that time that I came across a short online article in CBC Aboriginal about Edmund Metatawabin, his experiences at St. Anne’s Residential School. In that article, I discovered that children who were interned at St. Anne’s had suffered the most horrific forms of abuse as well as torture. I was appalled that the Canadian media has not covered this ‘story’ far more broadly, for a sustained period of time. I was also very disheartened to learn that the Canadian federal government had not called for a public inquiry into the torture of the children. If you had to describe your film in three words, what would they be?Poignant, empathic, provocative. What appeal do you think your film will have for audiences?This first film is not the film that I originally intended to produce. My original vision was to produce a film that would be far more political, bringing in the stories of the past and the Survivors’ stories of what they are enduring in the courts today. But…in speaking with a number of people over the course of two years, I came to the realization that Canadians, many of them, remain either partially or wholly uniformed about the depth, breadth and severity of abuses at Canada’s residential schools. So, during the summer of 2016, Edmund and I decided that we needed the survivors to share their stories first, without mediation from myself or any others.It was decided that this film should appeal to a number of distinct audiences for various reasons: non-Indigenous audiences as a pedagogical tool; first generation residential school survivors as a means and a way to encourage them to begin to share their stories, and to embark on healing journeys if they had not done so yet; and for intergenerational survivors who may be hearing these stories – truly hearing them – for the first time. A profound silence has engulfed many Indigenous families for generations, largely due to the stigma associated with sexual abuse. SUE ENBERG’S FILM “IN JESUS’ NAME” IS THE CLOSING NIGHT FILM AT THE REELWORLD FILM FESTIVALREELWORLD FILM FESTIVAL:  CLOSING NIGHT FILMWHEN: Sunday Oct. 15th at 4:30pmWHERE: Famous Players Canada Square Cinemas – 2190 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4S 2C6 Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitterlast_img read more

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Pleasant weather conditions prevail clear skies likely today

first_imgNew Delhi: Pleasant weather conditions prevailed in the capital with the maximum temperature settling at 30.7 degrees Celsius, six notches below the season’s average.The minimum temperature was recorded at 17.1 degrees, five degrees below the normal, said a MeT Department official. The humidity oscillated between 90 and 41 per cent. The weather office has predicted clear skies for Friday. “The maximum and minimum temperatures are expected to hover at 34 and 19 degrees Celsius, respectively,” the weatherman said. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderDay and night temperatures across northwest and central India are expected to rise now as we do not foresee any weather activity over northern plains, including Delhi and NCR, vice president (meteorology and climate change) at Skymet Mahesh Palawat said. “At present, temperatures are below normal but due to gradual increase, by April 22, Delhi may record 38 to 39 degrees Celsius of maximum temperature,” Palawat said. On Wednesday, light rains in some parts of the city brought the mercury down.last_img read more

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Libya UN revises appeal for humanitarian assistance to more than 400 million

18 May 2011The United Nations today called for an extra $233 million to help more than 2 million civilians caught up in the conflict in Libya, revising its earlier humanitarian appeal as the scale of the suffering and need continues to increase. The revised appeal, launched in Geneva, calls for $408 million to fund the operations of UN aid agencies and humanitarian partners in Libya until the start of September as senior officials with the world body warn that the situation could worsen in the weeks ahead.The original flash appeal, issued in early March shortly after fighting broke out between opposition groups and military forces supporting the regime of Muammar al-Qadhafi, had called for $160 million. So far, about $175 million has been provided by donors.The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said aid operations are needed both inside Libya and in neighbouring States such as Tunisia, Egypt, Niger and Chad, where many third-country nationals have fled to escape the fighting. The number of people who have fled the country has passed 800,000.Valerie Amos, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, said “the conflict, the breakdown of State infrastructure and shortages of cash and fuel are causing serious problems for the population of Libya.”Ms. Amos, who is also the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, added that the shortages “are paralyzing the country in ways which will gravely impact the general population in the weeks and months ahead.”She voiced particular concern for the situation in the city of Misrata, which has been besieged by pro-Qadhafi forces for weeks and where fighting has been especially heavy.“Some people [residents] are running short of food, water and other basics,” Ms. Amos said, reiterating earlier calls for a pause in hostilities in Misrata to allow relief supplies to be brought in and the wounded to be evacuated.Aside from the shortages of basic supplies, many areas of Libya are also running short of key personnel, particularly trained health-care providers. read more

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Top Mexican fellowship recipient joins Brock research team

Sergio Alatorre and Tomas HudlickyA post-doctoral researcher who received a fellowship through the prestigious Canada-Mexico Awards has come to Brock to do his research.Sergio Alatorre is working with renowned chemist and Brock professor Tomas Hudlicky. Alatorre is completing research in the synthesis of several compounds with pharmaceutical application. He chose Brock so he could work with Hudlicky’s research team.Alatorre’s research award is offered through Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada. He began the process of applying for the award in October 2010. From there, Mexican authorities selected 17 candidates to interview, narrowing the list to 10. Of those 10, five received the award.Alatorre is participating in the Visiting International Scholar program through Brock International. He will work at Brock until July 2012. read more

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RioCan transforming some retail shopping centres into mixeduse communities with rental condo

TORONTO — RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust says it will turn some of the retail shopping centres in its portfolio into mixed-use communities that have the potential for more than 20,000 residences in six major Canadian markets.The announcement of the RioCan Living brand on Monday formalizes the real estate trust’s efforts to address the residential market.It says construction has started or will soon begin on about 2,800 units — including about 2,100 rentals and 700 condos.Dethroned as Canada’s biggest REIT, RioCan races to get smaller in shift from retail to apartmentsTransformation over turmoil: Why reports of traditional retail’s imminent death may be prematureAs stores close, Canada’s mall owners turn prime land into condosSix of the eight initial projects are in Toronto, while one is in Ottawa and another is in Calgary.The Toronto properties include locations in the Yonge and Eglinton area as well as the Front and Spadina area, both prominent residential and commercial areas under redevelopment by various companies.The Ottawa site is at the Gloucester Silver City Shopping Centre and the Calgary project is at Brentwood Village.RioCan says there are a total of 43 projects within its portfolio that can be converted over the longer term to mixed-use properties.“It’s incumbent upon RioCan to figure out ways to make our properties better, more effective, and more valuable,” RioCan senior vice-president Jonathan Gitlin said in a statement.He said each new residential development will have easy access to major commuter routes and retail experiences.“There’s a huge opportunity to take what exists within RioCan, namely numerous strong connections with very strong retailers, and merge that with our residential developments to deliver a true diversity of uses and tenant mix,” Gitlin said. read more

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Rwanda Tribunal saw more work better results in past year UN reports

During the period under review, six trials involving 15 accused were in progress, with all three Trial Chambers actively engaged in trials, writes ICTR President Judge Navanethem Pillay in his annual report to the Security Council and the General Assembly, which covers the period from 1 July 2000 to 30 June 2001.In addition, the Trial Chambers ruled on a large volume of pre-trial and interlocutory motions. “The Tribunal has demonstrated its ability to render fair and expeditious justice, with full respect for the rights of the accused, as well as due regard for the protection of victims and witnesses,” the report says.”Through its jurisprudence, the Tribunal has shown that international criminal justice is a reality and that the establishment of an internationally recognized system of justice provides a new avenue of recourse in a world that desperately needs the rule of law, as an alternative to the use of force,” the chief judge says.The President also credits the Tribunal with playing a significant role in developing international humanitarian and criminal law, as many of the substantive legal issues adjudicated by its Trial Chambers have not been decided before. “This emerging jurisprudence will serve as precedent and impetus for the International Criminal Court and the judicial Tribunals being established by the United Nations for Sierra Leone and Cambodia,” he says.Anticipating more arrests and a larger caseload in the coming years, the President says the Tribunal will not be in a position to complete the trials in a reasonable time and in accordance with the rights of the accused, particularly the right to be tried without undue delay. Court officials agreed that the Tribunal would be better equipped to handle this increased workload if more temporary judges were hired to begin hearing outstanding cases and to deal with pre-trial and interlocutory matters.Besides its judicial work, the Tribunal has also actively participated in the process of national reconciliation by carrying out various outreach programmes within the country, including a programme involving the dissemination of information concerning the activities of the Tribunal to explain to the Rwandan people the role of the court in relation to the events of 1994 that led to the killing of hundreds of thousands of people. read more

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Municipalities have no place for partisan or political interest President

President David Granger addressing those gathered at the Inaugural Municipal Conference 2017President David Granger, on Friday said that the nine municipalities, which are established by the Constitution of Guyana, must demonstrate to the people whom they have sworn to serve, the values of representativeness, inclusiveness and effectiveness as he noted that there is no place for partisan or political interests and the will of the people must take priority.The President was at the time delivering the feature address at the opening ceremony of the two-day Inaugural Municipal Conference 2017, at the Marriott Hotel, under the theme “Positioning Municipalities as critical partners in national development”.The Head of State said that the municipalities are responsible to their constituents who have elected them to office and as such, the will of the people is paramount. He noted that they must exercise the authority, which was given to them by the people, in a democratic manner.“Once you are elected, almost in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, your responsibilities go to your constituents.  Your responsibilities go to the people of the whole town, of the whole city and at the regional level, your responsibilities are to the people of that region,” President Granger said.The President told the municipal office holders that they cannot succeed in politics if partisan or personal interests are placed ahead of “popular will” as he reminded that they have been elected to serve the people and as such, their performance will determine whether they are re-elected.Speaking to his vision of having capital towns established in the Essequibo Islands-West Demerara (Region Three), Demerara-Mahaica (Region Four) and Mahaica- Berbice (Region Five), the President told the regional officials that a concerted effort is required to make the towns thriving commercial hubs. In this regard, he noted that Regional Agriculture and Commercial Exhibitions can play an important role in developing these three regions, along with Bartica, Lethem and Mabaruma.President Granger said that people are looking to their municipalities for leadership and vision and this must be provided. The Head of State expressed the hope of seeing the capital towns becoming hubs for eco-tourism even as Guyana continues to pursue a ‘green’ economy, with each town adding value to the products that they have, making them attractive for tourists.President Granger in discussion with Mayor of Linden, Mr Carwyn Holland at the Inaugural Municipal Conference 2017“Once the Regional Chairmen, once the Mayors realise what a gem they have on their hands, they realise they have been sitting on their hands. People want to come and see our flora and fauna and they often say the Kanuku Mountains have more species of birds than the whole of Western Europe…that’s what Mayors do, look for business opportunities,” President Granger said.Speaking on the transition of Guyana to a ‘green’ state, President Granger said ‘greenness’ is not a fad but it is about proper disposal of solid waste, pointing to the fact that improper waste disposal leads to the emergence of diseases.“When we speak of the ‘green’ state, we speak about healthy communities. When we speak of a ‘green’ state, we speak about the sustainable generation of energy so that schools, hospitals, police stations, clinics could all be powered by renewable energy sources.  Every region has abundant sunshine, abundant wind; some regions have biomass possibilities because of the sugar industry or rice industry. Some regions have hydropower potential,” the President pointed out.However, for the vision of national development to be realised, the Head of State said that it is imperative that every citizen work together. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedPresident says all levels of Gov’t must work together for Region 9 developmentMarch 15, 2016In “Politics”President swears in members of the Public Procurement CommissionOctober 28, 2016In “latest news”President to M&CC: Consult, not dictateJuly 25, 2016In “latest news” read more

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Technology metals at risk

first_imgThe new British Geological Survey (BGS) Risk List 2012 ranks the threat to the global supply of the metals and other elements which are vital to our modern economy. The list highlights high-technology, ‘critical’ metals such as rare earths, tungsten and antimony where production and resources are concentrated in a few countries and so are at greater risk of supply disruption. The Risk List 2012 will help to focus future exploration activity, as well as research on greener production technologies and more cost effective recycling.The supply of many metals and other elements used in high-technology products such as batteries, magnets, mobile phones and PCs is ‘at risk’. Increasing global demand for metals and minerals has lead to a greater competition for resources. Policy-makers, industrialists and consumers are increasingly concerned about the risk to the supply of these critical materials.The Risk List 2012 gives an indication of the relative risk to supply of 41 elements or element groups based on their abundance, production and reserves, as well as the political risks in producing countries. In addition, and new for the 2012 Risk List, the recycling rate and substitutability of these elements are considered in the analysis of supply risk.The much anticipated release of the iPhone 5 and Win Phone 8 typifies the demand for high technology products that rely on a large number of critical metals for their manufacture. Much of the demand comes from the relentless growth in the emerging economies in Asia and South America. Critical metals such as rare earths, tungsten, and antimony have the highest supply risk, whilst the supply risk of other metals such as aluminium, copper and zinc is lower. The list shows that China dominates production of many metals and other elements. It is the leading global producer of 22 of the 41 elements listed.Andrew Bloodworth, Head of Minerals and Waste at BGS explains “we need to diversify supplies of some metals, especially those critical in delivering a low-carbon economy and digital technologies, by finding new resources from the Earth, recycling more and doing more with less.”The Risk List was first introduced in 2011 by the BGS at the British Science Festival at the University of Bradford. The updated Risk List for 2012 includes eleven fewer elements than the 52 included in the Risk List 2011. This is because of a lack of available data and quality issues.Download the Risk List 2012 from read more

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HMV launches free music app

first_imgHMV HAS LAUNCHED a new app that enables people to download tracks to their phone – and search for them using album covers.The free app comes months after the company was taken over by Hilco after going into administration in January.It enables people to identify a song they are listening to and then buy it, much like the app Shazam and similar apps.But in an interesting twist, you can also use HMV image search to download an album, just by scanning its cover.So far, the HMV music app is only available on iTunes and Android in the UK, but it is believed it is planned to make it available in Ireland soon.The music retail chain re-opened its Oxford Street store in September.It re-opened its first store on Henry St in Dublin in September, which was followed by the reopening of three other HMV stores.Read: HMV reopens its first store on Henry St, Dublin today>last_img read more

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CERN le Grand collisionneur de hadrons bat un nouveau record

first_imgCERN : le Grand collisionneur de hadrons bat un nouveau recordDans la nuit de jeudi à vendredi, le Grand collisionneur de hadrons (LHC) a atteint un niveau record d’énergie, selon les données mises en ligne par l’Organisation européenne pour la recherche nucléaire (CERN). Si le Grand collisionneur de hadrons (LHC) a beaucoup fait parler de lui ces derniers mois avec les travaux sur le boson de Higgs, c’est aujourd’hui pour une toute autre raison que s’enthousiasme l’Organisation européenne pour la recherche nucléaire (CERN). D’après les données qu’elle a mises en ligne, le LHC vient tout juste de battre un nouveau record.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Dans la nuit du 22 au 23 mars, les deux faisceaux de protons ont circulé dans le LHC à une énergie de 4 téraélectronvolts (4.000 milliards d’électronvolts) et ce à plusieurs reprises d’après le tableau présentant le statut du LHC en temps réel. Le LHC placé dans un tunnel circulaire de 27 kilomètres a donc fonctionné à une énergie de collision de 8 TeV, c’est à dire avec une énergie quatre fois supérieure à celle de son concurrent principal, le collisionneur américain Tevatron arrêté en octobre 2011. Toutefois, le résultat obtenu n’en reste pas moins deux fois inférieur à l’énergie maximale du LHC qui est de 14 TeV.Le Cern avait indiqué sur son site le 13 février dernier : “une énergie plus importante conduit à un taux de collision de particules plus élevé. Avec cet accroissement d’énergie, les expériences du LHC devraient récolter 3 fois plus de données qu’en 2011”. Le LHC est construit à 100 mètres sous terre sur la frontière entre la France et la Suisse et a coûté pas moins de 6 milliards d’euros. Aujourd’hui, il est ainsi le siège de plusieurs expériences menées par des chercheurs venant de plus de 80 pays.Les premières collisions de protons à une énergie record de 7 TeV ont été enregistrées fin mars 2010. Toutefois, il était initialement prévu que le LHC fonctionnerait à 3,5 TeV en 2012 tout comme en 2011, ce qui n’a pas été vraiment respecté, souligne RIA Novosti. En février dernier, les dirigeants du CERN ont fait fonctionner le LHC à un niveau de 8 TeV. A la fin de 2012, le collisionneur sera arrêté pour 20 mois, afin que les chercheurs augmentent sa puissance au niveau maximal de 14 TeV au début de 2015.Le 26 mars 2012 à 19:29 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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48th 3 Kings Parade held in Little Havana

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – A South Florida community put together a parade fit for royalty.The 48th annual Three Kings Parade marched along Southwest Eighth Street in Little Havana, Sunday afternoon.The parade honors Three Kings Day and the tradition of the Wise Men bestowing gifts on children. Always good to attend the annual Three Kings Parade in Miami – Thanks to @UniNoticias for hosting!— Rick Scott (@FLGovScott) January 14, 2018Taking up 13 blocks, the lineup included familiar faces, like “Despacito” singer Luis Fonsi as grand marshal and Florida Gov. Rick Scott.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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How to Lock Cells in Excel

first_imgYou’ve worked hard on your spreadsheet and now you want to make sure anyone you share it with doesn’t inadvertently change cells that shouldn’t be changed. Thankfully, Microsoft Excel 2016 and earlier versions let you lock cells to protect them from being modified on Windows 10. You can lock all the cells in a worksheet or specific cells, allowing some parts of the spreadsheet to be changed. Here’s how to lock cells in Excel.Editor’s Note: This tutorial was written for Excel 2016, but still applies to modern versions of Excel.How to Lock All the Cells in an Excel WorksheetBy default, when you protect a sheet or workbook, all of the cells will be locked. This means they can’t be reformatted or deleted, and the content in them can’t be edited. By default, the locked cells can be selected, but you can change that in the protection options.Advertisement1. Navigate  to the Review tab.2. Click Protect Sheet. In the Protect Sheet window, enter a password that’s required to unprotect the sheet (optional) and any of the actions you want to allow users.3. Click OK to protect the sheet.When you or anyone else tries to edit any of the locked cells, this message will come up:The cells can only be unlocked when the sheet is unprotected (by going to the Review tab again, choosing “Unprotect Sheet,” and entering the password, if required).How to Lock Specific Cells in an Excel WorksheetThere might be times when you want to lock certain cells from being changed but still allow users to adjust other cells in a worksheet. In our example, in an inventory list you might allow unit prices and stock quantities to be updated, but not the item IDs, names, or descriptions. As mentioned above, all cells are locked by default when you protect the sheet. However, you can specify whether a cell should be locked or unlocked in the cell’s format properties.1. Select all the cells you don’t want to be locked. These will be the cells that can be edited even after the sheet is protected.2. Right-click on your selection, select Format Cells, and click on the Protection tab. (Alternatively, under the Home tab, click on the expansion icon next to Alignment, and in the Format Cells window go to the Protection tab.)3. Uncheck “Locked” (which is checked by default) and click OK. How to Lock Cells in ExcelFix certain cells so users of your spreadsheet can look at, but not edit them.Volume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?03:46 facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接已复制直播00:0002:0002:00Your Recommended Playlist03:46MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?02:01Apple’s Mac & iPad Pro Event: 5 Things You Need To Know01:30Best & Worst Laptop Brands 201901:30How to Use VLOOKUP in Excel01:07How to Find Your MAC Address in Windows 1001:34How to Reset a Windows 10 PC01:32How to Turn Your Windows 10 PC into a Wireless Display关闭  4.  Go to Review > Protect Sheet and hit OK to protect the sheet. Any cells you didn’t unlock under the Format Cells option (step 3 above) will be locked, while the unlocked cells will be editable:Note that cell locking (or unlocking) won’t take effect until you do step 4, protecting the sheet.Protip: If you want to quickly lock or unlock cells that aren’t next to each other, you can use a keyboard shortcut. After selecting a cell or group of cells, use the Format Cells dialog as above to lock or unlock it. Then select your next cell(s) and hit F4 to repeat your last action.How to Freeze Rows and Columns in Excel 2016How to Change Your Office 2016 ThemeHow to Connect Office 2016 to Your Dropbox Accountcenter_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GameIf you’re over 40 – this game is a must!Vikings: Free Online GameUndoKelley Blue BookConsidering a Toyota? Start at Kelley Blue BookKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoTODAYJoy-Anna Duggar Forsyth Shares Heartbreaking Photos From Pregnancy LossTODAYUndoMy Food and FamilyCheck Out This Island Inspired Ham Sliders RecipeMy Food and FamilyUndoCNN International for ANAThe Secret Of What It Takes To Be Naomi OsakaCNN International for ANAUndoAdvertisementlast_img read more

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Single parents chastise Church for calling them problematic

first_imgThe single parents’ association on Tuesday chastised the archbishopric for referring to divorced parents as a ‘problematic situation’.The “outdated rules” were referenced in the in the regulations of a kindergarten the archbishopric is setting up.The rules, which have been already distributed to parents, stipulate among others that the school ought to be informed “in the case of divorced parents or other problematic situations”.This reference, the group said, “constitutes illegal discrimination, racist behaviour, hate speech, social stigmatisation, as well as indirect gender discrimination” since 90 per cent of single parents are women.The school in question, was state-run but has reportedly been transferred to the management of the archbishopric although it is not open yet.Archbishop Chrysostomos announced in 2016 that the Church was planning to open schools from kindergarten to secondary level. He did not rule out a church-run university either.The archbishop had said that through its schools the church would introduce “proper education” as state schools are performing poorly.The association said they are protesting about the unloading of state childcare facilities to other carriers.It added that single parents are requesting the extension of free childcare facilities or those with low fees and support policies so they are able to work.“Instead, childcare is transferred to a conservative operational framework,” it said.The only problem for divorced parents, the group said, is “the poverty and misery experienced by many single-parent families”. It also said that the problems single-parents face are swept under the rug by the government and the “so-called social policy of the Guaranteed Minimum Income”.If the Church started paying taxes for its businesses, the group said, “the poor, which the church looks down on, might have had better days”.They also called on the education minister “to promptly recall the religious medieval regulations that find the children of divorced parents to be ‘problematic situations’”.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoTotal Battle – Online Strategy GameIf You’re PC User This Strategy Game Is A Must-Have!Total Battle – Online Strategy GameUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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