The One Question You Must Ask When Hiring a Salesperson

first_imgIf you want to hire a salesperson, there is one question you must be able to answer. That question is, “Will my prospects and clients want to buy from this person?” Also a note here for people who want a job in sales to pick up the phone and call to schedule an interview. www.b2bsalestoolkit.comwww.b2bsalestraining.comlast_img

Asiad Bridge: India wins two bronze medals

first_imgJakarta, Aug 26 (PTI) India settled for two bronze medals from the debut sport of bridge in the Asian Games after the men and mixed teams lost their semifinal matches here today. The men’s team lost to Singapore while the mixed team suffered defeat at the hands of Thailand. There is no bronze medal play-off in bridge sport at the Games. After the qualification rounds, the men’s bridge team was placed fourth while the mixed team took the top spot. The super mixed team, however, had failed to qualify for the semifinals. The six-member men’s team comprised Jaggy Shivdasani, Rajeshwar Tewari, Ajay Khare, Raju Tolani, Debabrata Majumder and Sumit Mukherjee. The mixed team is made up of Kiran Nadar, Hema Deora, Himani Khandelwal, Bachiraju Satyanarayana, Gopinath Manna and Rajeev Khandelwal. The men’s team has an average age of 52 while the mixed team has 57. The sport of bridge has been introduced for the first time in the Asian Games. PTI PDS AHlast_img read more

Lozano could be breakout star of World Cup – Gutierrez

first_imgWorld Cup Lozano could be breakout star of World Cup – Gutierrez Dejan Kalinic 11:41 6/15/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) HirvingLozano - Cropped Getty Images World Cup Mexico After starring for PSV in 2017-18, the 22-year-old has been tipped for big things at the global showpiece Hirving Lozano could be the breakout star of the World Cup, according to team-mate Erick Gutierrez.Lozano, 22, enjoyed a fine season with Eredivisie giants PSV, scoring 17 league goals and adding 11 assists to help his side to a Dutch title. Gutierrez believes the attacker could shine in Russia, where Mexico face Germany, Sweden and South Korea in Group F. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move “‘Chucky’ [Lozano] could be the revelation player of the tournament. He has grown a lot,” he said on Thursday.”We practically know each other since we were kids. I know about his capacity. He is very adventurous. He doesn’t care who is in front of him.”Hopefully he will have a great World Cup and will help Mexico to go far in the tournament.”Mexico begin their campaign with a clash against Germany in Moscow on Sunday.last_img read more

Vulnerable Groups Encouraged to Get Flu Vaccine

first_img Principal Medical Officer and National Epidemiologist in the Ministry, Dr. Karen Webster-Kerr, told JIS News that over 20,000 doses of the vaccine were purchased in adult and paediatric formulations in preparation for the flu season and, so far, 15,000 have been distributed. The Ministry of Health is encouraging persons in vulnerable groups, such as the elderly, children and pregnant women, to get the influenza vaccine. Dr. Wright is encouraging persons to practise proper hygiene to prevent themselves and others from getting the flu. The Ministry of Health is encouraging persons in vulnerable groups, such as the elderly, children and pregnant women, to get the influenza vaccine.Principal Medical Officer and National Epidemiologist in the Ministry, Dr. Karen Webster-Kerr, told JIS News that over 20,000 doses of the vaccine were purchased in adult and paediatric formulations in preparation for the flu season and, so far, 15,000 have been distributed.Director, Health Promotion and Protection Branch in the Ministry, Dr. Beverley Wright, noted that take-up of the vaccine has been good, so far.However, she stressed the need for persons with chronic illnesses, the elderly, pregnant women and healthcare workers to get vaccinated.She noted that while the vaccine may not prevent persons from contracting the influenza virus, it will protect them against more aggressive strains.Dr. Wright is encouraging persons to practise proper hygiene to prevent themselves and others from getting the flu.These include washing hands regularly and keeping hands away from the eyes, nose and mouth.For those already with the flu, she advises them to cover their mouth and nose with tissue when coughing or sneezing and to properly discard the used tissue. Also, shared items and surfaces should be disinfected regularly to minimise the likelihood of spreading the virus.Dr. Wright said infected persons should stay home while they recover. “Do not take the virus into the office or classroom and put your colleagues at risk if you can avoid doing so,” she said.The Ministry of Health last year introduced the No Germs Round Here campaign which addresses the prevention of a number of infections, including influenza and conjunctivitis (Pink Eye). Story Highlightslast_img read more

PM Announces Funding to Improve Lockups

first_img Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Government will be providing funds in the second supplementary estimates for the 2018/19 financial year to improve the physical condition of lockups. Story Highlights He made the disclosure during the sitting of the House of Representatives on Tuesday (December 11) at Gordon House. The move follows the Prime Minister’s tour of lockups and detention centres in Kingston, St. Catherine and St. James on December 8, to get a first-hand look at the facilities and the systems in place. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Government will be providing funds in the second supplementary estimates for the 2018/19 financial year to improve the physical condition of lockups.He made the disclosure during the sitting of the House of Representatives on Tuesday (December 11) at Gordon House.The move follows the Prime Minister’s tour of lockups and detention centres in Kingston, St. Catherine and St. James on December 8, to get a first-hand look at the facilities and the systems in place.Mr. Holness visited the Denham Town forward operating base, the Tamarind Farm detention facility and the Twickenham Park detainee processing facility, before visiting the Freeport lockup.“I reiterate the Government’s commitment to protecting and safeguarding the human rights of all Jamaicans, while reducing the country’s crime rate. At this time, in relation to the States of Public Emergency, we have 77 persons detained, 20 in St. James, 36 in St. Catherine and 21 in Kingston,” Mr. Holness said.He noted that the tour of the lockups and detention centres was an opportunity to see whether there was room for the Government to make improvements.“My assessment is that we have to consider improving the dietary provisions, and I have given a directive to the Minister of Finance and Public Service, in the upcoming supplementary budget, to make an allocation. The bathroom facilities are always in a position where they can be improved, so we will be looking at making some improvements, as we can, to many of them,” Prime Minister Holness told the Lower House.He said he is satisfied that the security forces are “implementing the agreed systems of accountability for having in custody, Jamaican citizens who are detained”.last_img read more

Publication du plan de lutte contre la grippe pandémique

first_img « Le fait d’être prêt à faire face à une pandémie ne signifie pas que les gens ne seront pas malades, » a dit le ministre de la Promotion et de la Protection de la santé, Barry Barnet. « C’est pourquoi il est si important que les mesures de santé publique appropriées soient en place. De plus, nous allons suivre les lignes directrices nationales pour la mise en œuvre de notre stratégie d’administration de médicaments antiviraux et de vaccins, afin de s’assurer que les Néo-Écossais sont protégés le mieux possible dans une situation de pandémie. » La planification est également en cours dans les domaines de l’éthique, du stockage et de la gestion des bénévoles au cours d’une pandémie. Des mises à jour auront lieu de façon continue à mesure que la planification avancera dans chaque domaine. Il est prévu que de 15 à 35 pour cent de la population de la Nouvelle-Écosse sera malade pendant une pandémie de grippe. On estime que de 1 000 à 3 000 personnes devront être hospitalisées et que de 300 à 1 000 personnes pourraient mourir. Chaque année, de 500 à 1 500 Canadiens, principalement des personnes âgées, meurent d’une pneumonie ou d’autres complications liées à la grippe ordinaire. Les ministres ont fait référence à des situations d’urgence antérieures, par exemple l’ouragan Juan et la tragédie de la Swiss Air, qui ont aidé la province à comprendre la nécessité de mettre en place une planification d’urgence flexible, coordonnée et continue. Une pandémie de grippe est une propagation à l’échelle mondiale d’un nouveau virus de la grippe qui se transmet facilement. Pour consulter le plan de lutte contre la grippe pandémique ou pour obtenir plus d’information sur la grippe pandémique, consultez le site Web www.gov.ns.ca/govt/pandemic . communications surveillance mesures de santé publique vaccins médicaments antiviraux services de santé Le plan provincial de lutte contre la grippe pandémique visera à réduire le nombre de personnes malades et le nombre de décès pendant une pandémie possible de grippe. La première version du Plan de lutte des services de santé de la Nouvelle-Écosse contre la grippe pandémique, publié aujourd’hui 26 juin, a été élaborée en consultation avec les régies régionales de la santé et inclut les suggestions et commentaires de divers organismes partenaires du domaine de la santé. « Puisque nous savons qu’une pandémie de grippe causerait un stress important sur nos services de santé, ce plan met l’accent sur le maintien d’un certain niveau de soins, pour les Néo-Écossais, pendant une période qui sera sans aucun doute très éprouvante, » a souligné le ministre de la Santé, Chris d’Entremont. « Toutefois, un tel événement aurait une incidence non seulement sur les services de santé, mais aussi sur l’économie et sur la société en général. Nous devons nous préparer en conséquence. » Le plan provincial continuera d’être mis à jour à mesure que de nouveaux renseignements sont disponibles aux niveaux local, national et international. Le plan décrit les mesures à prendre, organisées selon les phases d’une pandémie, dans les domaines suivants :last_img read more

Stars Support Montblancs Signature For Good

first_imgSaturday, February 23, 2013 marked the official launch of Montblanc’s Signature For Good Collection with UNICEF, whereby Montblanc hopes to provide children access to quality education.This collection reinforces Montblanc’s long-term commitment to children’s education and UNICEF.To celebrate the launch of the collection, Montblanc hosted a pre-Oscar charity brunch with UNICEF at the Hotel Bel-Air. Academy award winner Hilary Swank made a special appearance to speak about the importance of the initiative and shed light on her recent visit to Ethiopia with Montblanc and UNICEF.For every piece in the Signature For Good Collection sold between March 1, 2013 and March 1, 2014 Montblanc will donate part of its proceeds to raise at least $1.5 million to support the UNICEF education programs worldwide.Additional celebrities who lent their support to the cause and attended the brunch were Emmy Rossum, Rosario Dawson (actress), UNICEF Ambassador Alyssa Milano, Louise Roe, Alan Arkin, Billy Zane, Jesse Metcalfe, Peter Fonda, Jesse Williams, Jane Seymour, Clemens Schick, Rachel Griffiths and many more.Montblanc Signature For Good Collection includes a special edition of writing instruments, jewelry and leather accessories, all of which feature a unique brick design symbolizing the joint effort of building a better future for all children and their communities by improving access to quality education, including the construction of schools – brick by brick. For every piece in the “Signature for Good” Collection sold between 1 March 2013 and 31 March 2014, Montblanc will donate part of its proceeds to raise at least $1.5 million dollars to UNICEF’s education programmes, focusing on the most vulnerable children, through the Schools for Africa and Asia initiatives, and programmes in Latin America.With a heritage deeply rooted in the culture of writing, Montblanc has always been committed to the support of education and literacy. For nearly a decade, Montblanc has taken an active role in supporting UNICEF’s efforts to enable more children to learn how to read and write, with several global initiatives together raising over $5 million dollars to date. With the new “Signature For Good” Collection, Montblanc is building on the success of the first “Signature For Good” initiative launched in 2009 and pledging to raise in 2013 at least $1.5 million dollars.For this special Montblanc “Signature For Good” Collection, the design of the Meisterstuck has been revisited with unique detailing. Available as a Classique Fountain Pen, Rollerball, and Ballpoint Pen and in the bolder LeGrand size, the black precious resin writing instrument features a cap top ring designed with the symbolic rectangular brick pattern. The blue sapphire set in this ring is inspired by UNICEF’s blue colour and the work it accomplishes to improve children’s lives. Other pieces in the collection include handcrafted leather wallets, cardholders, a pen pouch and notebook with blue lining decorated with the symbolic brick design. The leather used by Montblanc for the Signature For Good Collection is Italian full-grain printed calfskin. The distinctive pattern on the leather is a series of diagonal lines. Cuff links with reversible surfaces of onyx and stainless steel, bracelets and key rings, all embellished with a sapphire, make up the jewellery selection.Each writing instrument, leather item and jewellery piece features an individual serial number associated with a “brick,” a reference to the building and running of schools: indicating that the owner of the product has a symbolic share in the programme and is contributing to building better and brighter futures one brick at a time. By registering the number on the product at www.montblanc.com/signatureforgood, the owner of the piece can monitor the progress of the initiative and find out the many ways in which UNICEF is improving educational opportunities for children. Not just by building schools but also by transforming them into a safe and protective place where children can learn and play.Lutz Bethge, CEO Montblanc International explains, “With 61 million children in the world not yet enrolled in school, it is our duty to take the necessary steps to empower these children with an education so they have the knowledge, skills and confidence to shape a better future for themselves and their communities. Our aim was to create a collection that not only appeals through its design, style and fine craftsmanship, but that has a greater purpose by enabling real change.”For UNICEF, the ongoing relationship with Montblanc is a meaningful and important one. As Caryl M. Stern, President and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF says, “Thanks to our partnership with Montblanc and the vital contribution to UNICEF’s work, UNICEF has provided more children a quality education that will significantly better their chances in life. The impact of their investment is truly noticeable and we are grateful for the contribution they make in raising global awareness for UNICEF’s work with vulnerable children around the world.”last_img read more

Equifax takes down customer service web page after malicious content found

first_imgTORONTO – Equifax Inc. is reporting that a third-party vendor the credit rating agency uses to collect performance data on its U.S. Equifax website was serving malicious content.“Since we learned of the issue, the vendor’s code was removed from the webpage and we have taken the webpage offline to conduct further analysis,” an Equifax spokesperson said in an emailed statement Thursday.“Equifax can confirm that its systems were not compromised and that the reported issue did not affect our customer dispute portal.”Earlier Thursday, Equifax Canada said its U.S. parent company was temporarily taking down one of its customer services pages amid reports that hackers had allegedly altered Equifax’s credit report assistance page so that it would send users malicious software disguised as Adobe Flash.“We are aware of the situation identified on the equifax.com website in the credit report assistance link,” Equifax Canada spokesman Tom Carroll said in an emailed statement.“Our IT and security teams are looking into this matter, and out of an abundance of caution have temporarily taken this page offline.”Carroll did not respond to direct questions about any potential breach to Equifax Canada’s website.The news comes as Equifax Inc. continues to deal with the aftermath of a cyber breach earlier this year which allowed the personal information of 145.5 million Americans, and 8,000 Canadians, to be accessed or stolen.Since news of Equifax’s massive data breach broke last month, the company is facing investigations in Canada and the U.S., as well as at least two proposed class actions filed in Canada.The massive data breach has also led to a number of high-profile departures at the Atlanta-based consumer credit reporting agency, including its chief executive, chief information officer and chief security officer.In early October, Equifax revised the number of consumers potentially impacted in the breach — bumping up the total in the U.S. to 145.5 million and reducing the number in Canada from an estimated 100,000 to 8,000.For these Canadian consumers, Equifax says the information that may have been accessed includes name, address, social insurance number and, in “limited cases” credit card numbers.On its website, Equifax’s Canadian division says it has not yet mailed out any notices and made clear it would not be making any unsolicited calls or emails about the issue.In September, Equifax reported that its investigation had shown that hackers had unauthorized access to its files from May 13 to July 30. Equifax Canada said at the time it was working closely with its parent company Equifax Inc. and an unnamed, independent cybersecurity firm conducting the ongoing investigation.The cyberattack occurred through a vulnerability in an open-source application framework it uses called Apache Struts. The United States Computer Readiness team detected and disclosed the vulnerability in March, and Equifax “took efforts to identify and to patch any vulnerable systems in the company’s IT infrastructure.”— With files from The Associated Press.last_img read more

PMs museum CPWD penalised for rejection of bid to build

first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi High Court has directed CPWD to pay Rs 1.5 lakh to an architectural firm for unjustifiably rejecting its bid for constructing a museum for India’s Prime Ministers on the premises of Nehru Memorial at Teen Murti Bhawan.The court, however, did not quash the contract citing the substantial outlay of expenditure, which has already occurred pursuant to the award of tender, and the work progress at the site. “We do not consider it to be in the larger public interest to quash the award of the project and direct further processing of the petitioner’s (firm) bid, or to mandate that a de novo exercise be carried out in the present case by calling for fresh tenders,” said a bench of Justices S Ravindra Bhat and Prateek Jalan. The court directed the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) to refund to Bangalore-based Flying Elephant Studio the amounts incurred on tender documents and fee. “…the present petition is disposed of without granting any relief to the petitioner… However, in the peculiar facts and circumstances, the respondent No.1 (CPWD) will pay the costs of these proceedings to the petitioner. The costs are assessed at Rs 1,50,000 to be paid within two weeks,” it said in a recent order. The petition concerned a ‘Notice Inviting Tender’ (NIT) issued by the CPWD for a Prime Ministers museum on the premises of Nehru Memorial Museum and Library at Teen Murti Bhawan here. The firm’s grievance was that its bid for the museum was rejected by the CPWD. The authorities told the court that they rejected the bid on the ground that the firm did not satisfy the eligibility criteria and that the previous projects executed by it do not fall within the categories of buildings enumerated in the definition of ‘Similar Comprehensive Consultancy Work’ contained in the NIT. The firm’s counsel submitted that it fulfilled all the eligibility criteria set out in the ‘Initial Eligibility Criteria’ provided by CPWD in the tender notice.last_img read more

UNP confident its May Day rally will draw large crowds

However UNP General Secretary Kabir Hashim said that the joint opposition has no moral right to celebrate May Day. He said that while the joint opposition, when in power, burdened the public, the UNP has taken steps to meet the needs of the working class. Hashim said that under the UNP led Government the basic salary of Government employees has been increased while a Bill has been submitted in parliament to increase the salaries of private sector employees.He said the joint opposition is looking for a place to hold their May Day rally but they have no right to hold such a rally in the first place. (Colombo Gazette) The United National Party (UNP) is confident its May Day rally will draw large crowds.There have been claims the support for the joint opposition is growing and that the May Day rally of the joint opposition will see a big turnout. read more

Ontario wont raise mining tax despite auditors report Minister

Ontario won’t raise mining tax despite auditor’s report: Minister by Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press Posted Dec 3, 2015 1:37 pm MDT Last Updated Dec 3, 2015 at 2:31 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Northern Development and Mines Minister Michael Gravelle says the Ontario government is not going to increase the mining tax, despite the auditor general’s concern about falling revenues.Auditor general Bonnie Lysyk says Ontario’s revenue from mining taxes averages less than two per cent of the value of the minerals extracted, and less than one per cent of the value of diamonds that are mined.Ontario is the largest mineral producer in Canada with about 25 per cent of total national production, but provincial mining revenues from taxes and royalties fell from a high of $236 million in 2008 to just $18.6 million in 2014.Gravelle says it’s a very challenging time in terms of commodity pricing, and the mining sector is at a low point right now.And he says companies can spend $750 million to $1 billion before they “extract one piece of metal out of the ground.”Gravelle says mining companies employ hundreds of well-paid workers in the preparation stage and during operations, and the government doesn’t want to discourage any new investments by hiking taxes.“All of those things, I think, mitigate in a powerful way to us being very, very cautious about speaking about changing the mining tax or royalties,” he said.Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown agreed with the government’s decision.“I’m worried about the decline in the mining sector and I think a new tax right now would be the wrong time,” said Brown.The province received only $20 million in royalties from $2.5 billion in diamonds that were extracted by De Beers over six years at Ontario’s only diamond mine.All minerals mined are subject to an Ontario mining profit tax of 10 per cent, except for diamonds, which are subject to royalty payments.A reduced rate of five per cent applies to mines that are at least 30 kilometres from the nearest road or railway.The auditor was critical of the Liberal government for leaving it up to private companies to meet its duty to consult Aboriginal communities on proposed mining activities, which she said may be hurting the ability to attract new investment.“The ministry has not been effective in encouraging timely mineral development in the province,” auditor general Bonnie Lysyk said in her 2015 annual report.“Ontario is ranked near the bottom in Canada with respect to attracting mining sector investments.”Lysyk also said there has been virtually no progress in developing the huge Ring of Fire mineral deposit since it was discovered in 2008 about 500 kilometres northwest of Thunder Bay, and is believed to have a potential value of $60 billion.“The area is still not close to being ready for production, and the ministry has no detailed plan or timeline for developing the region,” said Lysyk.Gravelle said the province was hopeful about moving forward now that the federal Conservative government has been replaced with a Liberal administration, but insisted it was hard to deliver the timelines the auditor is looking for.“Conditions from a labour market point of view, from a negotiation with the First Nations point of view, let alone the federal government’s point of view, make it a little challenging to impose a timeline, although we’re as eager to do that as anybody else is,” he said.Follow @CPnewsboy on Twitter read more

Lady Pirates Hold Car Wash to Raise Funds

The Green River Mont Harmon Lady Pirates hosted a car wash on Saturday to raise funds for the girls to attend an upcoming basketball camp.The camp takes place in Price at Utah State University Eastern on June 10-13. The coach of the team, Tyler Bastian, said that they wanted to raise funds to help offset the cost of the camp.“It costs $250 per kid, so the funds are helpful to cut the price so kids can attend,” Bastian said.

Prince Charles shows off proud grandpa credentials as he puts unseen family

Prince Charles with Prince HarryCredit:Geoff Pugh The Duchess of Cornwall and the Prince's own books They include a photograph of the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Cornwall dressed in red, and the Prince with his arm around his younger son in 2012 after “Captain Wales” passed his helicopter pilot training.They join more than 100 pieces from the Prince’s private collection, the Royal Collection and work by up-and-coming artists for the exhibition, which marks his 70th birthday year. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex at their weddingCredit:Geoff Pugh The exhibition is laid out in a rectangular roomCredit:Getty Mounted without labels, the show instead relies on an audio commentary explaining how the small, densely-hung room was inspired by Zoffany’s Tribuna of the Uffizi.The artwork is arranged on the walls of an octagonal room with tables filled with books by the Prince, vases and other decorative objects, while above are hung rows of paintings and other artworks, some with a tapestry as a backdrop.The Prince and Duchess of Cornwall have been in to admire the finished show before it opened to the public. The Queen has not visited, and has already made the journey to Scotland for her summer trip to Balmoral. The picture is one of a handful of images framed and put onto desks in the exhibition, along with personal ornaments and flowers in a design aimed at recreating the feel of the Prince’s own homes. The photo shows all three future kingsCredit:Reuters The exhibition is laid out in a rectangular room The Prince and Patron exhibitionCredit:Geoff Pugh His birthday exhibition styles him as “Prince and Patron”, a connoisseur whose childhood playing among the treasures of the palace led him to become a lifelong benefactor of the arts.The Prince of Wales, who helped curate the Buckingham Palace exhibition in honour of his 70th birthday, has added one other important title to that list: proud grandpa.The Prince has loaned his favourite art works, trinkets and family photographs to the show to help create a glimpse of life in his home.Among them is a never-before-seen photograph of his cradling his firstborn grandson, Prince George, with his eldest son the Duke of Cambridge by his side.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––The three future kings, rarely captured together in a photograph released to the public, look relaxed, with a baby George fast asleep in his grandfather’s arm. Speaking about one of the highlights of the exhibition, Napoleon Bonaparte’s red felt hooded cloak, the Prince said: “Since, as a child, I first caught sight of this cloak in the Grand Vestibule at Windsor, I have been fascinated by the sheer magic of the colour, the dashing pattern of the lining and the enthralling story of Napoleon himself which it conjures up.”It is said to have been worn by the Emperor during his Egyptian campaign and was taken from his carriage after the Battle of Waterloo 15 years later.” The Prince of Wales and Duke both have open-necked shirts, in a casual family photograph likely taken at Clarence House or Kensington Palace in 2013.Prince George, who turns five next week, leans into the Prince’s elbow, as the Duke, who would have been settling into life as a new father, sits protectively behind them both.It is the first time such a candid family photograph of the three heirs together has been shown to the public. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex at their wedding The Duchess of Cornwall and the Prince’s own booksCredit:Geoff Pugh He also tell visitors via audio guide: “I am very fond of the two preparatory oil sketches of my sons which I acquired from the artist, Nicky Philipps, in 2009.”They were painted for a double portrait that now hangs in the National Portrait Gallery. Both are dressed in the regimental uniform of the Household Cavalry – the Blues and Royals – and are particularly good likenesses.”The summer opening of Buckingham Palace, which includes the Prince & Patron exhibition, opens on Saturday and runs until September 30. Vanessa Remington, senior curator of paintings at the Royal Collection Trust, said: “It’s a departure because it is not a standard museum display and the works aren’t shown in isolation, they’re shown in profusion very, very densely. ” Prince Charles with Prince Harry Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. (Tables) are dressed with a range of objects and those are intended to show or give a flavour of the interiors of the Prince of Wales’s own residences because this is a very personal show.” 'Prince and Patron', an exhibition of over a hundred works of art selected by Britain's Prince Charles The Prince and Patron exhibition read more

The 9 at 9 Thursday

first_imgEVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you the nine stories you need to know a little before 9am.1. #GOOD NEWS: The ESRI has predicted unemployment will fall to 9.8% next year, though it also said house prices in the Irish market are undervalued.2. #EBOLA: A state of emergency has been declared in Liberia over the outbreak of the Ebola virus with the president commenting that extraordinary measures were needed “for the very survival of our state”.3. #CORK:  A 12-year-old boy was seriously injured in a hit-and-run in Cork city last night. Gardaí are appealing for witnesses.4. #FORGET ABOUT IT: Wikipedia has revealed that Google complied with a request to remove a link to a page about Gerry Hutch – better known as ‘The Monk’.5. #GAZA: Israel has offered to extend the three-day ceasefire in Gaza, while Amnesty accused its army of deliberate attacks on health workers.6. #ON TRIAL: Oscar Pistorius, accused of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in South Africa, will be back in court today for closing arguments as his trial comes to a close.7. #CHECK YOURSELF: Screening for prostate cancer could reduce deaths from the disease by about 20%, according to a major study published today.8. #DRUGS: A Dublin inner-city resident discovered a large number of pills scattered around a children’s playground and they were later found to be a brand of paracetamol not normally available in Ireland, the Irish Daily Star reports.9. #CAMBODIA: Three and a half decades after the genocidal rule of Khmer Rouge ended, a UN-backed war crimes tribunal found two of the regime leaders guilty of crimes against humanity.last_img read more

Adorn Your Cat With Adorable Headgear This Christmas

first_imgStay on target ‘Chonky’ 26-Pound Cat Goes Viral Online, Receives Potential AdoptersFirefighters Respond to Fire Alarm at Shelter, Discover Cat Triggered It Putting costumes on our pets is one of the best parts of having pets. Whether you’re trying to put your cat into a Harry Potter outfit or your dog into a Batman costume but he just won’t put his little paws through the costume’s sleeves, there’s something inherently hilarious about dressing up your furry friend in clothes that they normally wouldn’t have on out in the wild. It’s especially fun to dress up your pets for the holidays, like putting a Santa hat on your cat.Novelty item maker Kitan Club knows how fun this can be, which is why the company has put together a new set of products just for cats: special little cuddly hoods called the Cute Cute Cat Christmas-chan line of headgear. They’re Christmas-themed hats for cats and you know you’re already wondering how you can get one, or all of them. Or how you’re going to get your cat ready to get into these costumes at all, because you know he’s definitely not going to stand for any of that.There are four designs: a Santa hat, reindeer, Christmas tree, and a snowman. Each is more adorable than the last, and they’re all fitting for holiday cheer. You get them as part of a Gachapon selection, and because there are only four of them out there, you should be able to collect the entire roundup of hats pretty easily without having to keep buying tons and tons of the things. Good thing, because they’re about 500 yen ($4.50 apiece), which makes them more expensive than regular gachapon, but cheap enough to afford a few and just collect any extras that may occur as a result.They’re available now in gachapon machines in Japan, but you can probably find one or two online to buy if you really need to have them in your life, and you probably do. No one’s going to judge you if you bust out the snowman all winter, either.center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Argentina chief Im sure Messi will return in 2019

first_imgArgentina general manager Jorge Burruchaga is hopeful that the national team haven’t seen the last of Lionel MessiThe Barcelona forward absence’s for Argentina continues after his name again failed to show in Lionel Scaloni’s squad list for the international break.It means that Messi has now not represented Argentina since June 30, where they went crashing out of the World Cup in the last-16 stage to eventual winners France.While Messi himself has remained silent on his Argentina future, Burruchaga expects him back for next year’s Copa America in Brazil.“No date is scheduled right now for the return of Messi and he will not be back before the end of the year,” Burruchaga told Goal.FC Barcelona, Valencia CFMatch Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).“But it’s impossible that he will not be in the national team again. This is transitory.“I’m sure that next year, he will be in the Argentina national team again.”Messi has scored a record 65 goals and added 42 assists in 128 matches for Argentina.La Albiceleste will play Mexico on Saturday in Cordoba before facing Mexico four days later.last_img read more

Dortmund chief rules out Pulisic Weigl January exits

first_imgBorussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc announced that Christian Pulisic will remain at the club after January, while also hinting the same for Julian WeiglThe young duo have both been linked with winter moves away from Dortmund amid struggles to gain regular game time under coach Lucien Favre.Weigl, who was previously linked with a switch to Manchester City earlier this year, has fallen behind summer recruit Axel Witsel in the Dortmund midfield pecking order.Meanwhile, ex-USA star Alexi Lalas has urged Pulisic to leave Dortmund in favour of a transfer to a bigger European club.Chelsea and Liverpool have been linked with moves for Pulisic recently, but Dortmund insists the American is going nowhere.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“We won’t let any important players, who are indispensable for achieving our sporting goals, leave this winter,” Zorc told Bild.“I’m strongly assuming that Christian (Pulisic) will still be wearing the BVB jersey in February.”Although former Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa is being tipped to make a January exit after being left out of Dortmund’s 2-0 Champions League win at AS Monaco.The Japan international recently expressed a desire to try his luck at La Liga football before the end of his playing career.last_img read more

Man helps police recover stolen trailer

first_imgA Castle Rock man helped police earlier this month arrange a sting to arrest the man who stole his trailer.The Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office issued a bulletin today detailing the circumstances that led to the arrest of David Stevens on suspicion of second-degree felony theft.Charles White reported on June 5 that someone had stolen his trailer and he knew where it was. He had spotted it at a nearby store.The trailer had been painted and undergone other modifications, but White knew it was his. That’s when Deputy Lorenzo Gladson stepped in, calling Stevens at the number listed on a “for sale” sign attached to the trailer.He offered $800 and Stevens agreed to meet. Stevens was then taken into custody, according to the bulletin, and admitted stealing, painting and modifying the trailer. He led police to several locations to recover parts he had taken off the trailer.Stevens was booked in jail and his bail was set at $10,000.last_img read more

Health care workers walk out at Olympia hospital

first_imgOLYMPIA — Hundreds of workers at an Olympia hospital went on strike Monday over their health care costs.The union that represents workers at Providence St. Peter Hospital told The Olympian that the two sides have failed to come to agreement over a health plan that went into effect on Jan. 1.The Service Employees International Union represents about 530 workers at the hospital, including dietary, housekeeping and health unit coordinators. They are set to go on strike for five days.A hospital spokeswoman says they will continue to provide patient care and have a contingency plan in place.Providence has offered its employees three health plans that members could choose from. Doctors and registered nurses remain on the job.last_img

Police search for Southwest MiamiDade Chase Bank robber

first_imgSOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are searching for the person behind a robbery at a Chase bank in Southwest Miami-Dade.The FBI released surveillance photos of the suspect who struck the Chase near Southwest 87th Avenue and Sunset Drive, Monday.The suspect was seen wearing a bright yellow shirt and a backwards baseball cap when he approached a teller and demanded cash.No injuries were reported.If you have any information on this crime, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img