On Leaders and Culture

first_img Get the Free eBook! Want to master cold calling? Download my free eBook! Many would have you believe that cold calling is dead, but the successful have no fear of the phone; they use it to outproduce their competitors. Download Now Culture is what takes over when leadership and management isn’t around.Culture is what takes over in those moments of truth, when a decision makes a difference–for good or for ill.Culture is what happens when the organization’s real values are brought to life in the actions and behaviors individuals take when they are challenged and aren’t directed to do something.Culture is what the company belives about itself–individually and collectively. Culture is identity.A leader creates, nurtures, and protects a healthy culture. A healthy culture is built on caring.A leader may also create, nuture, and protect an unhealthy, diseased culture. Unhealthy cultures are built on fear.When a leader doesn’t create, nuture, and protect a healthy culture, an unhealthy culture can take root and grow on its own. A leader has to pull out by its roots any threat to the culture.When a culture is strong and healthy, a leader doesn’t need to remove the threats. Culture is self-policing. A strong, healthy culture rejects anyone and anything that undermines their positive values and sense of identity. But a weak, diseased culture destroys anything that tries to change or improve it–especially when it means giving up a diseased mindset.Establishing culture is the leader’s duty. Culture is purpose; it’s meaning. And it’s the area where a leader can make the biggest difference to company’s results–it determines who the organization is, what it stands for, and breathes life into it’s purpose.QuestionsWhat is culture?What is the role of the leader when it comes to culture?What does a healthy culture enable?What makes a culture unhealthy?last_img read more

8 arrested in Surat for celebrating Nathuram Godse’s birth anniversary

first_imgGujarat police on Monday arrested eight persons for celebrating the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse, in Surat. The persons are allegedly members of the All India Hindu Mahasabha.“The police have lodged an FIR and eight persons have been arrested. The State will not tolerate celebration of Godse in Gandhi’s Gujarat,” said Gujarat’s junior home minister Pradipsinh Jadeja, in a statement.Mr. Jadeja added that stern action will be taken against anyone who tries to disturb the social atmosphere in the State by such acts like celebrating Mahatma’s killer.Godse was born in Baramati in Maharashtra, then part of the Bombay Presidency, on May 19 in 1910.The Hindu Mahasabha activists had organised the celebration in the premises of the Suryamukhi Hanuman Temple in Limbayat area of Surat, following which they were arrested on Monday, Surat Police Commissioner Satish Sharma told media persons.According to Mr. Sharma, by celebrating the birth anniversary of Godse, the accused deeply hurt the sentiments of the people of Gujarat, calling it an attempt to incite people and disturb the peaceful atmosphere in the State.Officials said the eight persons have been arrested under IPC sections 153 (provocation with an intent to cause riot), 153A (promoting enmity between different groups, doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony) and 153B (making assertions prejudicial to national-integration).last_img read more

Second Man Admits Trying to Rob Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac

first_img footballMesut OzilSead Kolasinac First Published: November 7, 2019, 10:53 PM IST London: A second man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to trying to rob Arsenal stars Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac of their watches in a moped ambush.Jordan Northover, 26, admitted trying to steal the expensive items from the Premier League footballers in northwest London on July 25, a court heard. Ashley Smith has already pleaded guilty to his role in the attempted raid involving Ozil, 31, and Kolasinac, 26.New CCTV footage released by the police shows Kolasinac standing beside his close friend Ozil’s gold-trimmed black Mercedes G class 4×4 before the two attackers pull up.Despite being threatened with what appears to be a knife, the burly Bosnia defender remains unfazed.The full-back, nicknamed the “Tank”, then chases off the pair, who were disguised by helmets and dark clothing.German midfielder Ozil, remains in his vehicle with his wife Amine before speeding off and taking refuge in a Turkish restaurant after being pursued by the raiders.Police said a key breakthrough came when a moped without number plates was spotted by a member of the public.At a previous court hearing, the value of one of the watches was given as £200,000 ($258,000).Chief Inspector Jim Corbett said: “Northover and Smith attempted this brazen robbery after travelling around streets nearby, looking for people to rob.”Northover didn’t hesitate to draw a weapon when making demands, but he didn’t bargain on being challenged and the pair went away empty-handed.”World Cup winner Ozil and full-back Kolasinac were left out of Arsenal’s squad for their opening Premier League game but have since returned to action.Ozil told the Athletic website in October that his main concern at the time was his wife’s safety.”They told him (Kolasinac) directly, ‘Give us your watch’. Sead’s reaction was really, really brave because he attacked one of the attackers,” Ozil said in the interview.”The second one was in front of my car on his moped so I couldn’t drive.”We were newly wed and I was scared about my wife. I was scared about Sead. I wasn’t thinking about myself. I was worried they were going to open my wife’s door and they tried, so I reached across her to keep it closed.” Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

Antonio Conte wants Chelsea’s great season to become ‘fantastic’

first_imgChelsea manager Antonio Conte celebrated with his team’s fans at the end of a crucial 3-0 win at Everton on Sunday but then quickly warned that plenty of work remained to be done for his side to clinch the Premier League title.A beautiful, long-range strike from Pedro, a Gary Cahill tap-in and a neatly worked goal from substitute Willian secured three points in the trickiest test in Chelsea’s title run-in.While aware of the significance of the victory, the Italian manager, in his first season in the Premier League, remained wary of counting his chickens.”At this part of the season every win is a great win for us. Before this game there were five games to go. Now there are four games to go. For us every win is a great win and for this reason we must celebrate in the right way, with my players with the staff, with our fans.We have to have great enthusiasm and great patience because I think we are having a great season but for it to become a fantastic season we must win,” he told reporters.That ‘fantastic season’ could yet become a repeat of the club’s double – Premier League and FA Cup – triumph in 2010 with Conte’s team facing Arsenal in the FA Cup final at Wembley on May 27.Everton was expected to be the toughest game in Chelsea’s run-in. Ronald Koeman’s team had lost only one game at Goodison before Sunday and had won their last eight in a row but after a tight first half Chelsea ran out comfortable winners.advertisement”For sure today is a great result for us. To win away against Everton is not easy but I think we have to continue in this way and to go step by step and game by game and take three points every game until the end,” Conte said.”Now it is very important after this crucial week for us, we played against Tottenham for the final in the FA Cup and then on Tuesday against Southampton and now against Everton. I think we finished a crucial week very well. We all know there is this part of the season that is the most important.”Now it is important for us to prepare the right way (for) the next game. If we don’t win against Middlesbrough (on May 8) you lose this great win,” he said.The always emotional Conte said that his post-game interaction with his team had been physical rather than verbal.”The message was only great hugs and great enthusiasm, great passion,” he said.last_img read more

Panathinaikos Faces Hoop Ouster

first_imgMOSCOW – Panathinaikos is on the edge of being eliminated from the Euroleague basketball quarter-final after being thumped by CSKA Moscow, 77-51, in Russia to fall behind 2-0 on the best-of-five series.The Greens now have to win three consecutive games. Greece’s other team in the tourney, Olympiakos, the two-time defending champion, is also down 2-0, to Real Madrid.Panathinaikos had taken the Russian team into overtime in the first game before losing but was out of the second game from the start, and had no chance, shooting 18-for-58, or only 31 percent, from the field.The aggressive Russians wiped out the Greeks with brute force and only Loukas Mavrokefalidis, with eight points, showed like he cared what was happening.After being down only 21-19 after one, Panathinaikos gave up the fight in the second period when the Russian team ran off an 18-6 run to take a 39-25 and that was all she wrote after that.The deficit was cut to 50-40 but the fight had gone out of the Greek team by then and it pretty much stopped even trying.Roko Ukic was the only Panathinaikos player with a double-digit scoring, notching up 15 points.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Looking forward to some difficult cricket in England, says Virat Kohli

first_imgVirat Kohli exuded confidence ahead of India’s departure for the tour of Ireland and England and said his men were looking forward to some difficult cricket.India had toured South Africa earlier in the year. After losing the first two Tests, they won the third Test on a tough Johannesburg pitch before crushing the Proteas 5-1 in the ODI series. India also won the T20I series 2-1.Team India skipper Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri addressed the media hours before their flight to Ireland and both men sounded confident of the team’s chances overseas. India play two T20Is in Ireland before travelling to England for three T20Is, three ODIs and five Tests.WATCH FULL VIDEOIndia do not have pleasant memories in England as far as Test cricket is concerned. In 2011, they lost 4-0 before going down 3-1 in 2014. However, Kohli said the South African tour has given his team the confidence to do well abroad.”After what happened in South Africa, we are actually looking forward to some tough cricket,” Kohli told the media in New Delhi on Friday.India have world’s best spinners, can win in England: Kumble”When we were playing the Test series in South Africa and lost the first two matches, people thought we were outplayed. Then we won the third Test and won the two series after that. Then they realised how well we played. We are looking forward to going to other countries and playing well. We are looking forward to playing difficult cricket,” Kohli said.advertisementKohli had a horrid time in England in 2014. He scored only 114 runs from five Tests and was all at sea against James Anderson and Stuart Broad. But he is now a completely different batsman and has since scored six double centuries including four in successive series.India to play over 200 international cricket matches from 2018 to 2023Immediately after the England tour four years ago, Kohli went to Australia and hammered four hundreds in four Tests. Against England at home, he smashed 655 runs from five Tests.On the tour of South Africa, Kohli hammered 871 runs across formats and was the leading run-scorer in the Test and ODI series.He was scheduled to play for Surrey to get used to English conditions before the Test series gets underway in August but the 29-year-old had to pull out after he sustained a neck injury during the IPL.It would be fair to say Kohli is not overtly worried about his chances against the swinging red leather this English summer.June 20, 2017: When Anil Kumble announced shock resignation as India coach”People have forgotten the Champions Trophy was also played in England. I was asked what I would when I landed there, and I said I wanted to walk around the streets with a cup of coffee. My thinking is very different.”If I think like how people are thinking on the outside, then it does not go well,” he said.Meanwhile, India coach Ravi Shastri said every series is a home series for India. His logic can sometimes be tricky to understand for the casual follower but he offered an explanation.”Every series is important. Every game is a home game for us. We do not play the opposition – we play the pitch. The 22-yards.. that is what we have to try and conquer. The boys know they will be rated if they can adapt to different conditions.”We are looking forward to playing in other countries.. I am not sure too many teams want to come to India,” he said.last_img read more

Chelsea fan banned for 3 years after being found guilty of homophobic chants

first_imgA Chelsea supporter has been banned from attending games for three years after being found guilty of homophobic chants during the club’s Premier League game against Brighton and Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium last month.George Bradley pleaded guilty at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Thursday to the offence of using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour to cause harassment, alarm or distress.The 20-year-old was also fined 965 pounds ($1,219).”We’d like to thank Sussex Police for their assistance in dealing with this unsavoury incident and we are very pleased with the outcome,” a Brighton spokesperson said in a statement.”It underlines both their and our commitment to a zero tolerance policy on any form of abuse from those attending matches at the Amex.”last_img read more

Quebec premier apologizes to First Nations Inuit for discrimination

first_imgQuebec Premier Francois Legault has apologized to First Nations and Inuit peoples for long-standing discrimination in their dealings with the province.Legault made the formal public apology today at a sitting of the provincial legislature and said the government is ready to act on recommendations contained in a report issued this week.The apology was the first of 142 calls to action laid out by the Viens commission, which concluded that the province’s Indigenous communities suffered systemic discrimination.Legault called the findings in the report devastating and pledged that the Quebec government will work with Indigenous leaders to implement the recommendations.The Quebec government has convened a meeting of First Nations and Inuit leaders on Oct. 17 to discuss further action.The apology came as many Indigenous chiefs and leaders looked on from the visitors’ gallery of the national assembly’s legislative chamber.“I offer Quebec’s First Nations and Inuit members the most sincere apology from all of Quebec,” Legault said. “The state of Quebec has failed in its duty to you, and it asks you today for forgiveness.”This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 2, 2019.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Glees Max Adler To Kick Off City Hearts Photo Auction‏

first_imgCity Hearts: Kids Say Yes to the Arts, the non-profit Arts organization that has been reaching out to at-risk children for almost 30 years, is pleased to announce that Max Adler (Glee’s Dave Karofsky, Switched at Birth’s Miles Conroy) will kick off Fresh Focus 2014 – setting in motion two very different online auction websites (Bidding for Good and Charity Buzz) October 1st at noon.He will also kick off the in-person event at The Stagecoach Ranch, Old Topanga Canyon Road, Topanga, CA on Sunday October 19th from 2:30 pm to 5 pm.“As a young man starting out, I joined an amazing talented theater troupe and performed classical plays around Los Angeles,” says Adler. “Several of the troupe knew about Sherry and Bob Jason and City Hearts. I visited the program and saw for myself the amazing talent emerging from their Shakespeare program. I felt that if I could in any way help City Hearts and the hundreds of kids in Los Angeles who otherwise might never be exposed to Art or Shakespeare or Photography or Dancing, I could not help but get involved. As I watch these inner-city students become more confident, opinionated, and talkative – and see the light behind their eyes come back and their zest for life return, I know that they will take this into the world with them. It’s an amazing thing to witness.”Adler has channeled much of his City Hearts energy into his Anti-Bullying campaign. “Through my character on Glee, I have really analyzed bullying under a microscope, and have talked with many experts as well as people who have experienced bullying. City Hearts helps me to bring awareness to kids that it’s totally OK to be who you are and to be original. That if someone is bullying you, it’s because they have their own issues and insecurities. I see a dynamic change as young people go through the various City Hearts programs. Not only are they having an intense artistic learning experience, but they’re also becoming more confident in themselves and in their outlook for the future.”“It is important to me to keep this program alive and growing,” Adler adds. “That’s why I became involved in their yearly Fundraiser – Fresh Focus: The Story Behind the Shot I’ve seen the amazing photography that has been donated. I’m honored to be able to kick off their online auction and will be there to join with both the photographers and photography collectors at the event on October 19th. It promises to be a fun setting and a great afternoon. Most importantly, this is a way to really help and support City Hearts emotionally and financially, so that Sherry and Bob Jason and the wonderful people behind City Hearts can continue to help kids in these incredible Arts programs – and help change their lives for the better and forever.”After over 29 years of working tirelessly to bring the arts to at-risk children, Sherry Jason’s enthusiasm for her work is as fresh as the day, as a new lawyer, she heard a 13-year-old piano prodigy play Mozart by year. A 13-year-old who had just been convicted of murder. It was then that she and her husband Bob formulated the desire to reach at-risk children – before the damage was done. Today, City Hearts: Kids Say Yes to the Arts continues to provide free classes in photography, Shakespeare, Dance and Music to Skid Row, Inner City and at-greatest-risk children.For tickets, click here.last_img read more

Munich officials want train station to have air taxi parking

first_imgBERLIN – A group of city counsellors in Munich say they want the southern German city’s main train station to have a landing pad for flying taxis.Five city council members from the Christian Social Union party submitted a motion Wednesday calling on rail company Deutsche Bahn to consider the space needed for the small, drone-like passenger aircraft in its plans for a future redesign of the station.In their motion, they write that “it is to be expected that within a few years technology will have advanced so far that flying taxis can be used to transport people.”The party, which has a majority across Bavaria but is in opposition in the state capital’s assembly, has recently been championing the idea of flying taxis as a future means of travel.last_img read more

Lawyers seek extension of settlement talks in soybean suit

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Lawyers on both sides of a federal lawsuit claiming a soybean seed company purposely sold faulty seeds to black farmers in Mississippi are asking a judge for more time to reach a settlement.U.S. District Judge John Fowlkes had set a Friday deadline for mediation talks in a lawsuit filed in Memphis, Tennessee, by a handful of black farmers against Stine Seed Co. A court filing Friday asks Fowlkes to extend the deadline by three weeks.The suit alleges Stine conspired with a seed salesman to sell defective seeds to the farmers because they are black. The suit claims the good seeds the farmers thought they had bought from Stine were replaced by inferior seeds before delivery.Adel, Iowa-based Stine says allegations including discrimination and fraud are baseless and irresponsible.The Associated Press read more

Global cooperation key to solving food crisis says Assembly President

3 July 2008Tackling the current food crisis requires a unified global response, United Nations General Assembly President Srgjan Kerim said today in Rome. Mr. Kerim characterized the crisis as a “perfect storm” – a convergence of factors such as droughts, increased biofuel production, surging demand for food, among others – in his address to the foreign policy committees of the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate of the Italian Parliament.“We face a real global emergency, which needs a unified global response,” he said, stressing that the crisis threatens to roll back the development gains of recent years, such as lifting 400 million people out of poverty.But this predicament is a “win-win situation” for the international community, the President stated, as it could trigger the creation of policies to further trade efficiency, increase agricultural production and curb the vulnerability of the world’s poorest.“It is incumbent on all of us to find new ways of dealing with the global challenges and international emergencies we face, or we risk becoming trapped in outdated institutional frameworks that day by day become more of a status-quo,” he declared.Regarding reform of the Security Council, Mr. Kerim told the committees that the 15-member body “does not reflect anymore the realities of the 21st century and thus needs to adapt its working methods and composition.”Restructuring the Council “must be part of creating a more flexible, dynamic forum capable of acting with greater international legitimacy and authority,” he added.Also today, the role of the UN in world affairs and the Assembly’s priority issues were discussed in a meeting between Mr. Kerim and former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Lamberto Dini, the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee.The President will conclude his official programme in Italy tomorrow with talks with Mayor Letizia Moratti in Milan before travelling to Abu Dhabi for the last leg of his five-country tour that has also taken him to Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Austria. read more

In first report since merger American Airlines posts 2B loss on charges

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email In first report since merger, American Airlines posts $2B loss on charges, but tops estimates by David Koenig, The Associated Press Posted Jan 28, 2014 6:31 am MDT FILE- In this Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, file photo, an American Airlines plane and a US Airways plane are parked at Washington’s Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington.American Airlines reports quarterly earnings on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File) DALLAS – As American Airlines flies into its first year after merging with US Airways, fares are up, fuel costs are down, and the company is beating Wall Street’s profit predictions.In the past week, American, United, Delta and Southwest all reported fourth-quarter results that beat analysts’ forecasts for earnings and revenue. The major airlines imposed only two broad fare increases over the past year, according to fare watchers, but they have wrung more money from passengers with other tactics.One is by raising more money from fees on services such as checking bags. Another is limiting the supply of seats so that the airlines can sell more tickets without resorting to sales. When they do add seats, it’s often on international routes where demand is strongest.American and US Airways reaped the benefits. Revenue in the last three months of 2013 climbed 9 per cent due partly to a 5 per cent increase in the amount that passengers paid for every mile they flew.Company officials predicted that revenue for every seat flown one mile — a closely watched measure in the airline business — would rise by between 2 per cent and 4 per cent in the first quarter compared with a year ago. They forecast that fuel prices would fall slightly as the year goes on.“The industry is doing really well, and (American and US Airways) start at a strong place,” Raymond James airline analyst Savanthi Syth said in an interview.American Airlines Group Inc., now the world’s biggest airline operator, reported a $2 billion loss for the fourth quarter because of $2.4 billion in special charges, mostly related to American’s bankruptcy reorganization and merger with US Airways. Without those one-time items, the airlines would have earned a combined profit of $436 million, or 59 cents per share. Analysts, who usually exclude items, expected 55 cents per share.Combined revenue was $9.98 billion, beatings analysts’ forecast by about $90 million.American’s shares rose $1.59, or 5.3 per cent, to $31.77 in afternoon trading, and the Fort Worth-based company led a broad rally in U.S. airline stocks.CEO Doug Parker vowed Tuesday to make American “the greatest airline in the world.” But airline mergers are never easy, and Parker must combine two separate workforces, fleets and technology systems without causing disruptions for passengers. United has struggled to do that since combining with Continental in 2010.“The biggest challenge,” Parker told reporters, “is definitely integration and making sure that we go do what we set out to do.”___Follow David Koenig at http://www.twitter.com/airlinewriter read more

Brazil police want to question former president Silva on kickback scheme at

Brazil police want to question former president Silva on kickback scheme at Petrobras SAO PAULO – Brazil’s Supreme Court on Friday said that federal police have asked for its permission to question former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva for possible involvement in the kickback scheme that has engulfed state-owned oil company Petrobras.The court’s press office confirmed the request, which was first reported by weekly newsmagazine Epoca on its website on Friday. The court received the request on Wednesday. It has not indicated when it would rule on the police request to question Silva.According to parts of the request published by the magazine, police believe Silva “may have obtained advantages for himself, his party … and the government while he was president by maintaining a base of political support sustained by illicit business” at Petrobras.Silva is a two-term president who left office in 2011 with an approval rating of 86 per cent and who has made it clear he’s willing to run again for the presidency in 2018 for the ruling Workers’ Party, known as the PT, he helped found.If the court permits the questioning, it dramatically ratchets up the investigation that has already seen high-level executives of Petrobras and Brazil’s massive construction and engineering firms jailed.“The fact that they want to question him shows they have something pretty solid against him up their sleeves,” said David Fleischer, a professor emeritus of political science at the University of Brasilia. “This if the first chapter of the end of Lula and by extension the end of Dilma and the considerable weakening of the PT.”Prosecutors allege over $2 billion was paid in bribes by businessmen to obtain Petrobras contracts, projects that then subsequently ballooned in costs.Additionally, more than 50 federal deputies, senators and other top political figures are under investigation or have been charged.As yet, no accusations have been brought against President Dilma Rousseff, Silva’s hand-chosen successor, who served as the chairwoman of the Petrobras board for several years as the scheme played out. She and Silva have repeatedly denied any wrongdoing, and Rousseff has encouraged investigators to carry out their inquiry aggressively and “hurt whoever must be hurt.”The Federal Police in Brasilia and the Sao Paulo-based Lula Institute both said they had no comment on the request. On a trip in neighbouring Argentina, Silva told reporters that he had not been notified of the police request to question him.Under Brazilian law, all federal politicians and some at other levels can only be investigated if the Supreme Court approves the inquiry, and eventually only be charged by the top court and tried in it.While Silva is no longer a sitting politician, legal analysts say that such a request would need to go to the Supreme Court if the questioning of the former president is linked to an ongoing investigation into an active politician.Last week, prosecutors filed corruption, racketeering and money laundering charges in the case against Silva’s former chief of staff, Jose Dirceu.“The police request is another major sign that the Dilma government and Lula are increasingly powerless to reverse this situation in their favour,” said Thiago de Aragao, of the Brasilia-based Arko Advice political consulting firm. “There is so much ammunition against them, that every time they make an effort to improve their situation, some of it emerges and it again puts them on the defensive.”Separately from the Petrobras case, in July prosecutors said they had enough evidence to warrant a full probe of Silva’s alleged overseas lobbying for Brazil’s biggest builder, Odebrecht, whose CEO is now in jail because of his alleged involvement in the Petrobras case.Prosecutors are looking into allegations of influence peddling and that Silva’s efforts helped Odebrecht obtain contracts to build infrastructure projects in Panama and Venezuela, as well as to obtain contracts in several other countries, crimes under Brazilian law.They are trying to determine if Silva swayed foreign leaders to award inflated billion-dollar contracts to Odebrecht, and also if he pushed Brazil’s state development bank to give the company well over $1 billion in low-interest loans since 2011, after he left office.___Associated Press writer Brad Brooks in Rio de Janeiro contributed to this report. by Stan Lehman, The Associated Press Posted Sep 11, 2015 12:36 pm MDT Last Updated Sep 12, 2015 at 2:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

UK car production rises for sixth successive month

February UK car output climbed 3.5 per cent to 141,093 units Production for export led February’s growth, up eight per centCommenting on February’s car production, SMMT chief executive Christopher Macgowan said, ‘The positive trend in UK manufacturing continued in February as car output saw its sixth consecutive month of growth. Lifted by the success of a number of key models, production for export remained strong – accounting for nearly two thirds of the total volume. While domestic demand is robust, production for the export market is expected to be the focus for growth throughout 2004.’ CV production growth continues in FebruaryProvisional output data released today by the Office for National Statistics show that: UK CV production climbed 6.4 per cent in February Year-to-date CV production grew 18 per cent to 37,877 units Output for the three months to February 2004 climbed 20.6 per cent year-on-yearFor full comment and analysis, please click on the link below.DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Production figures released today by the Office for National Statistics/SMMT show: read more

Tetra Tech Proteus wins international award for innovative work on Kvanefjeld rare

first_imgLast year Tetra Tech Proteus won the ‘Bentley Be Inspired’ award for Innovation in Mining 2015, for work conducted on Greenland Minerals and Energy Ltd’s (GMEL) Kvanefjeld project. The award recognises the innovative 3D modelling work conducted by Tetra Tech Proteus for the Kvanefjeld feasibility study. The ‘Bentley Be Inspired’ awards have global scope, with categories that cover all types of infrastructure projects. Tetra Tech Proteus was the main contributing independent consultant for the Kvanefjeld feasibility study. Tetra Tech Proteus are a global engineering company based in North America that has extensive experience in developing mining and infrastructure projects in cold climate environments. GMEL noted it was “extremely pleased to have key aspects of the Kvanefjeld feasibility program recognised in such a prestigious forum. The company would like to thank Tetra Tech Proteus for the high level of engineering skill contributed to the Kvanefjeld Project, and acknowledge Bentley for the award.“The Kvanefjeld feasibility study, completed in Q2 2015, forms a key part of the mining license application for the project.last_img read more

If were out of recession should we rent Eddie Irvines old pad

first_imgHE DIDN’T END up living in it all that long but the bang of Formula1 playboy off Eddie Irvine’s old house in Dalkey persists.The five-bedroomed luxe property is up for rent again – and it will only cost you €7,500 per calendar month if you are so inclined. (Well, we are out of recession, right?)This is what it should look like:The pool is drained at the moment but see how it seems to run under the patio door? That’s because you can swim under the lintel and into the house. Don’t ask us how we know that. We swore we’d never tell.eIt may not be for divas who don’t ‘do’ steps:Where the sandwiches are made:Where the lounging is had:Where the magic happen(s)(ed)/might happen:And room for a housekeeper:All images Daft.ie/SherryFitzgerald LettingsIt takes up 5,000 sq ft of the hillside setting on Sorrento Road, the very heart of des-res area in Dalkey, South Dublin, has sea views, landscaping, electric gates off a private driveway, sauna, jacuzzi and plunge pool with bar area. The letting agents note that “rent allowance not accepted”. You don’t say.(Note: Daft.ie is part of Distilled Media Group. Journal Media Ltd has shareholders – Brian and Eamonn Fallon – in common with Distilled Media Group)This is what a €2 million mobile home looks like>Entire housing estate in Galway for sale>Daniel O’Donnell’s ‘tea party’ house is on the market>last_img read more

Job listing confirms Blizzards next MMO will contain advertising

first_imgThe details of Blizzard‘s next MMO, codenamed Titan, won’t be known until Blizzard decides to reveal what it is, such is the nature of how tight control is around everything the developer works on. But it can’t hide everything from view, especially when the company is posting job listings.One of the most recent positions that has gone up on Blizzard’s website is for a Franchise Development Producer. It seems like a pretty standard, business-facing role until you spot the bullet point that states the job requires working with, “major consumer brands to facilitate product placement and licensing within the world of Blizzard Entertainment’s next-gen MMO.”You can’t get much better evidence that Blizzard will be using advertising in their next MMO. Can we take anything away from that? Well, it suggests the setting will likely be more modern or futuristic as consumer brands don’t really fit well in a fantasy setting. You’re not going to see a billboard advertising Mountain Dew in a Warcraft setting, are you? So modern day or some future reality sounds more plausible.There’s also a possibility advertising means Blizzard is considering a free-to-play model. However, that’s by no means certain as plenty of other games have used advertising, so Blizzard could just be planning alternate revenue streams alongside collecting your monthly subscription for Titan.The Franchise Development Manager sounds like a pretty sweet role. As well as talking with major consumer brands eager to get their name in the game (meaning loads of freebies), you would also be responsible for creating merchandise including books, action figures, comics, movies (shorts) and clothing. All you need for the role is that “track record of shipping AAA products.”via Joystiq and NeoGAFlast_img read more

Young lifeguards heroism inspires gift

first_imgDonations to the John Cody Clark trust fund can accepted directly at Chase Bank, 3205 N.E. 52nd St., or mailed to:The John Cody Clark Education Trust, c/o O’Donnell Clark and Crew LLP, Fremont Place II, Suite 302, 1650 N.W. Naito Parkway, Portland, OR 97209Anyone with questions can contact Chase Bank trustee Jennifer Englebart at 360-750-3040.After rescuing a 12-year-old from the surf at Rockaway Beach near Tillamook, Ore., on July 1, only to face a $2,600 medical bill, lifeguard John Clark is getting a big “thank you” from some anonymous donors touched by his story of bravery and selflessness.Two women offered to pay off whatever debt remains of Clark’s medical bill and set up an education trust fund for John Clark’s higher education.“I just let them run with it,” said his dad, Dan Clark, whom the women contacted about the fund on Aug. 2.Donors are negotiating with Tillamook General Hospital to lower the bill, so more money can go to the trust fund.John Clark, 17, is the youngest in a family of nine children, most of whom haven’t gone to college. A sister graduated from Seattle University and a brother went to New Mexico State University.As John Clark enters his senior year at Hudson’s Bay High School, he’s considering Central Washington University, Oregon State University or Washington State University Vancouver for fall 2013.last_img read more

Galaxy S10 camera gets Instagram Mode for your selfie sharing

first_imgSamsung announced Instagram Mode on Wednesday. James Martin/CNET Samsung wants to make it easier to share your photos and videos to Instagram. The Korean electronics giant on Wednesday announced Instagram Mode, a feature for the new Galaxy S10’s camera that has direct integration with the Facebook-owned photo-sharing app. The feature lets you use Instagram’s camera filters and access Instagram Stories and stickers. You can also upload your photo or video without leaving the camera app. 1:22 Now playing: Watch this: Tags Samsung Galaxy S10 comes with new Instagram mode Samsung Event Mobile World Congress 2019 Instagram Mode is only available on the Galaxy S10, though, if you already have Instagram downloaded on your phone. “We’ve worked together to rethink the Instagram experience on the S10,” Instagram head Adam Mosseri said at Samsung’s Unpacked event Wednesday in San Francisco. He added that Samsung’s new phone will be “the best way to express yourself on Instagram.” To introduce the feature, Mosseri took a selfie on stage with DJ Koh, president of Samsung’s mobile business. Share your voicecenter_img “Instagram’s mission is to bring you closer to the people and things you love, and we’re always working on new ways for people to express themselves and connect with their friends,” an Instagram spokeswoman said in a statement. “We look forward to seeing what people will share.”Earlier in the presentation, Samsung announced the Galaxy Fold, a phone with a large screen that folds in half to make it more portable. Wednesday’s event marks an important moment for Samsung as it tries to drive more excitement for its products. It’s become harder for manufacturers to cram new innovations into their rectangular slabs of glass each year, but even so prices keep going up. Suffering from both phone fatigue and sticker shock, many of us are hanging onto our devices longer than before. Samsung, Apple and everyone else need to work harder to woo us into spending.Smartphone shipments dropped 5 percent to 376 million units last year, according to Strategy Analytics. Last month, Samsung reported a steep drop in revenue and profits as the sluggish smartphone market took its toll. Most of its businesses, from chips to displays, felt the effects of weaker demand and stiffer competition in the handset sector. Smartphone sales declined, memory chips destined for handsets didn’t sell as well and mobile displays suffered.First published Feb. 20 at 11:53 a.m. PT.Update 12:17 p.m. PT: Adds more detail. Post a comment Mobile Instagram’s Adam Mosseri and Samsung’s DJ Koh test out the S10’s new “Instagram mode” on stage at #Unpacked2019 pic.twitter.com/BOYsTPzJ07— Kaya Yurieff (@kyurieff) February 20, 2019 0 Instagram Samsunglast_img read more