Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial MOST READ Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town BanKo-Perlas eliminated Iriga-Navy in five sets, 25-17, 23-25, 28-26, 22-25, 15-12 in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference quarterfinals Wednesday at the Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew South Korea still confident of making World Cup knockout stages The Lady Oragons forced a deciding set after back-to-back kills from Lauren Whyte and Macy Ubben, 25-22.BanKo exploited Iriga’s 26 errors and pocketed eight aces.Montripila led all scorers with 37 points.Ubben and Whyte both tallied 27 apiece for Iriga. Ivan Ruiz L. SuingADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Perlas Spikers secured at least a playoff for a semifinals spot as they remain undefeated in three games.The Lady Oragons, meanwhile, dropped their third game and are out of the semifinals hunt.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownJutarat Montripilia’s crosscourt kill sealed the victory for the Perlas Spikers.“There were times the players felt overconfident. On a positive note, we know now that we can win five-set games,” BanKo-Perlas head coach Ariel de la Cruz said in Filipino. Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan
A taxi driver attached to a popular Georgetown Taxi Servicer, was earlier today, remanded to prison when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court to answer to the charge of rape.Neville Thomas of North Ruimveldt, Georgetown made his appearance before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and was not required to plead to the charge which read that between April 1 and 30, 2019, at Diamond, East Bank Demerara he engaged in sexual penetration with a 12-year-old child.Neville ThomasBased on information, the 32-year-old was hired to transport the victim to and from school. It was reported that on the day in question, Thomas picked up the child from school and took her to a hotel in Diamond, where he had sexual intercourse with her.The child complained to her parents who made a report to the Police Station. Thomas will make his next court appearance on October 04
Missed any of the transfer rumours from overnight?Well look no further as Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show sports reader Pete ‘Pistol’ Abbott guides you through the latest backpage news.Find out the details on Newcastle defender Mathieu Debuchy’s protracted move to Arsenal, which is due to be completed on Thursday, along with the latest Bryan Ruiz’s Fulham exit.Plus, Chelsea are set to steal a march on Arsenal in the race for Germany World Cup winner Sami Khedira, who currently plays for Real Madrid.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Zlatan Ibrahimovic is now Paris Saint-Germain’s top scorer of all-time after he hit a brace in their 2-1 win over Marseille.The Swedish striker, 34, joined the French side back in 2012 in a deal worth around €20million from AC Milan and has helped turn the capital club into a European force once again.Ibrahimovic’s double against PSG’s Ligue 1 rivals took him to 110 goals in total for the club, breaking Portuguese striker Pauleta’s record.And now, thanks to the patience of one individual, you can see all of the giant centre forward’s goals for the French side in one brilliant video, which you can see below.Zlatan Ibrahimovic – PSG all 110 Goals from Xo on Vimeo. 1
Hittner is averaging 13.0 points and 5.7 rebounds per game in her first season as a Bulldog. She has scored double-digit points in six-straight games. ST. LOUIS – Freshman Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) of the Drake University women’s basketball team was selected the Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week for the third-straight week, the league office announced Tuesday, Jan. 3. Drake returns to the Knapp Center Friday to host Evansville at 7 p.m. Print Friendly Version Hittner averaged 14.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.0 steals and 1.5 assists while shooting 55.5 percent from the floor and 50.0 percent from behind the three-point line in Drake’s wins over Missouri State and Wichita State. In the win over Missouri State, Hittner made 7-of-10 shots, including knocking down 4-of-5 three-point attempts to go along with a career-high five steals, four rebounds and one assist. In the win over the Shockers, Hittner scored 10 points and added three rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 31 minutes.
The organisers of a flag day for the RNLI which was held across Letterkenny on Friday last have said a huge ‘thank you’ to all those who contributed.Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat crew in action.A total of €4,319 was raised through bucket collections around the town.This money will now go towards the terrific work done by lifeboats around Donegal’s coastline. If you gave 20c or €20, the organisers say a big ‘thank you.’DONEGAL LIFEBOAT FLAG DAY RAISES MORE THAN €4,000 was last modified: August 9th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalflag dayletterkennyRNLI
25 August 2008A Dutch organisation is offering to help small and medium enterprises in South Africa, by providing the free services of retired managers willing to transfer their knowledge and experience to local entrepreneurs.PUM Netherlands Senior Experts is an organisation funded by the Dutch government and Dutch employers’ organisation VNO-NCW to assist small- and medium-sized enterprises in some 80 countries around the world.PUM receives requests for assistance in every stage of the managerial process, from administration to finance, automation, production, marketing, technique and a wide variety of specialist fields.It has assigned experts to advise firms in just about every sector of industry, including construction, textile, metal and wood processing, chemicals and agriculture.“This organisation has about 4 000 retired ex-managers working unpaid for them, willing to transfer their knowledge and experience to smaller companies in development countries,” senior PUM expert Jan van der Vleuten told SAinfo last week.According to PUM, their experts do not receive a salary, but are driven by enthusiasm and a desire to make a contribution and meet the challenge of improving the lives of people in far-off countries.Long-term employment creationThe organisation gives particular attention to medium-sized companies in sectors that are experiencing growth, as they have the highest chances of creating employment in the long term.“Sustainable economic growth in developing countries cannot be achieved if it does not benefit the poor,” the organisation’s website states. “Because industrious small and medium-sized firms play the most significant role in creating new employment, PUM grants preference to local companies.”“These companies also make the greatest contribution towards improving socio-economic conditions.”Practical helpVan der Vleuten further explained that practical, on-site help would be given to those companies that displayed potential, but lacked business experience and also did not have enough capital to hire independent external advisors.“It may also be that they want to export their products and need good advice on European product rules and regulations,” he added.Visits by experts usually last between 10 to 15 working days, after which the PUM experts give entrepreneurs suggestions on what improvements they can make to their businesses.Most often, follow-up visits are necessary, during which the PUM expert returns to evaluate how plans have been proceeding. Sometimes plans are amended, and at other times new suggestions are made instead.“PUM promotes long-standing relationships and frequent contacts between experts and clients,” the organisation says. “Many PUM senior experts continue to advise their clients after their return to the Netherlands.”South African projectsPUM South Africa representative Laura van der Merwe told SAinfo that applicants for assistance would have to be small to medium-sized firms operating for at least two years, have between 10 and 1 000 employees, and have a turnover not exceeding R500-million per year.In addition, the participating client must agree to pay for the expert’s accommodation and food expenses during the duration of the project, as well as for transport to and from the business premises.PUM has offered advice in a wide variety of fields, including agriculture, transportation, hospitality and tourism, education and training, mining and manufacturing, business development and related services, waste removal and corporate cleaning, and the sale and distribution of medical devices.PUM experts oversaw a total of 56 projects in South Africa in 2007, including the following:The management of a glass factory estimated that its loses in glass waste were approximately 30%, while an out-dated product range led to declining exports to neighbouring countries.Two PUM experts analysed the entire manufacturing process and trained staff in the latest glass-blowing techniques. In a follow-up visit, the experts focused on refining the company’s product range, which resulted in an increase in exports.A group of farmers’ wives involved in agro-processing wanted their dried vegetable and soup products improved, and a PUM expert was brought in to make recommendations on improving the production process and making use of centrifuges to dry the produce.Together with the kitchen staff, a number of new products were developed, like new soup recipes, flower teas and several kinds of mixed vegetable chutneys. Staff were also trained to sell their produce to local schools as a meal soup, and to present their products on outdoor markets using the motto “From Garden to Table”.Since its start in 2003 as a black economic empowerment operation, a South African dairy farm and vineyard continued to book losses as both workers and management of the 116-acre farm lacked practical experience.An incoming PUM expert made recommendations regarding the reduction of feed cost, the production of own silage, better irrigation systems, pregnancy control among the herd, and breeding, all of which have been met with measurable results, including the doubling of milk production per cow.A South African bulk-transport company with 40 trucks felt the need for a more professional business approach and approached a PUM expert to help.The expert made recommendations about a framework to calculate costs per kilometre, about the reduction of damages, a system for managing the trucking fleet, and also prepared a drivers’ handbook.A South African micro-credit organisation experienced pressures owing to their expansion into other African countries with its micro-credit products, and approached PUM to help them out.To confront the growing pains experiences, two PUM experts first examined the organisation, and then proposed various changes to the management, as well as suggesting changes to streamline both lending operations and company management.Local small and medium sized enterprises that want more information on the PUM initiative, and to find out whether they can qualify for assistance from the organisation, can contact PUM South Africa representative Laura Van der Merwe at 011 674 2854, 083 427 5151 or by e-mail.SAinfo reporter Would you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo material
Thank you to all of you that were able to join our February 23 web presentation on Talking to Military Kids About Money. We hope you found the information useful. If you were unable to join the live session, please refer to the event page to view the recorded session and to download resources shared by the presenters.Several great websites with information about teaching children financial literacy were shared during the presentation. In case you missed some of them, they were:Finance in the ClassroomAER ScholarshipsThe MintNational Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE)Practical Money SkillsJump$tartChoose to SaveKids, Wealth and ConsequencesMoney HabitudesKids and Money video podcasts (Available in March)Small Steps to Wealth & Health (Youth curriculum coming soon!)Some great books were also shared during the presentation. For younger children, these books were:Alexander, Who Used To Be Rich Last Sunday by Judith ViorstA Bargain For Frances by Russel HobanA Chair For My Mother by Vera WilliamsJust Shopping With Mom by Mercer MayerMy First Job by Julia AllenOx-Cart Man by Donald HallSheep in a Shop by Nancy ShawSomething Good by Robert MunschThe Berenstain Bears & Mama’s New Job by Stan & Jan BerenstainThe Berenstain Bears’ Trouble With Money by Stan & Jan BerenstainThe Purse by Kathy CapleTight Times by Barbara Shook HazenBooks for older children:All the Money in the World by Charles RobinsonMall Mania by Stuart J. MurphyWhat resources do you use for working with parents and guardians who wish to teach their child good financial skills?Author: Molly C. Herndon (+Molly Herndon)
PortabilityTraveling with lots of hard cases and heavy filmmaking equipment can get really old really fast. If there are ways to reduce the amount of gear, I have to travel with, I’m all in. Personally, one of my favorite lights is the ARRI Skypanel. However, traveling with one is always a bit difficult because it requires a bulky junior stand.The Gemini 1×1 can easily work with a collapsible baby stand. This reduces the overall weight you’ll have to carry around to less than 15 lbs. (for the fixture and the stand).You can also power this light with batteries, which increases its portability when efficiency on a set matters the most.Overall, the Litepanel Gemini 1×1 Soft is poised to become a light of choice among traveling filmmakers. With its high output, variety of color options, and overall portability, it’s a fantastic light to help you get the best imagery for your projects.Looking for more articles on film and video gear? Check these out.Review: DaVinci Resolve 16’s Cut Page — Is It Any Good?Is the GoPro 7 Black the Best Action Camera on the Market?Lighting in a Pinch: Five Tricks Using Your Mobile PhoneOn the Market: Five Great Key Lights for Five Different BudgetsStabilizing Your Camera Movement: Gimbals vs. Steadicams In which we take a look at the Litepanels Gemini 1×1 Soft to see how it holds up for traveling filmmakers and content creators.As a traveling filmmaker, I’m always on the hunt for the perfect key light. I want a light that easily fits in a hard case and is easy to check at an airport. I also want a light with a strong output, naturally soft quality, and a variety of built-in customizable color features. That’s not too much to ask, right?After the announcement of the Litepanels Gemini 1×1 Soft at NAB this year, I’m starting to think that this fixture may be the light many filmmakers have been awaiting. Let’s take a look at the Litepanels Gemini 1×1 Soft and how it measures up for traveling filmmakers. High OutputThe output from the Litepanels Gemini is impressive. As a filmmaker frequently traveling for documentary work, I never know how much artificial lighting I’ll need at a location until I arrive. Unfortunately, most of the time, traveling with high-powered HMIs isn’t an option, and the currently available options for travel-sized LED fixtures are often limited in terms of output or features.However, the Gemini seems to be solving the problem. It puts out more than enough light to serve as a keylight in most interview situations — even with a softbox or heavy diffusion. Having enough light output that you can still shape it is a great perk.Color OptionsThere are some really powerful LED options currently on the market. However, some are either stuck in a daylight balance or limited to only CCT colors.Most of us have had to film under ugly fluorescent lights. Unfortunately, we usually can’t do anything about it and just have to adapt. Having a compact and powerful light on hand that’s capable of matching those imperfect lighting colors is a great alternative to carrying around sheets of plus or minus green gel.
If you want to create a higher level of value for your clients, you need business acumen and situational knowledge. You need insight, and not just the insight that marketing built into your new slide deck. The real action in sales is not in selling your client your product, service, or solution. The real value is in knowing how to help your clients improve their results.Got Chops? Use ‘Em!: Look, the reason you need business acumen and situational knowledge to sell is because your dream clients need new ideas. They need help discovering what they need to do to produce better results. They need to know what options are available. And for all of the talk about how much research they’re doing, you’d never know it from their insatiable hunger for new ideas. You need to share the ideas that you have with your dream clients. I know some people want to withhold value, waiting to share ideas until they are already engaged with their dream client. But you need to share your best ideas right out of the gate if you are going to be given a chance to play. If you’ve got the chops, use them. If you don’t yet have the chops, hustle to get some.Know Your Business, Their Business, and The Industry: If you want to be a trusted advisor, you have to know your business. That doesn’t mean your product, even though you do have to have product knowledge. It means you need to know how your business works, how you create value, and your place in the value chain. You also need to know your client’s business. You need to do your homework to understand their strengths, weaknesses, and their position in their space. You also do well to speak their language. If you serve a few verticals, you need to understand how their industry works. What are they dealing with right now? What kind of challenges do their clients or customers throw at them? The role of salesperson is now the role of businessperson. Your business acumen counts for more than your sales acumen.Port Over New Ideas: If you have experience helping one set of customers, share what you are doing with your dream client and see if you can port those ideas over. Open up a dialogue and collaborate to figure out what might have to change to make something that works in one industry work in your dream client’s industry. Your dream clients know that you are out in the world dealing with other companies in other industries. They expect you to share what you are learning with them. Share what you’ve learned serving some customers and work to port over what works.Provide Proof: If you want your ideas to gain any traction, you are going to need to provide proof. You need stories that describe the challenges that your dream clients have and how you are helping them produce better results. Remember, they have to defend bringing you in to discuss change. You have to arm them if they are to succeed. Give them case studies. Give them stories, vignettes, and anecdotes. Give them white papers. Sometimes even a spreadsheet is proof enough. It’s great that you have insight, but you need to back it up.If you don’t have a plan to develop chops, stop what you are doing and write that plan now. Your future hangs in the balance. Creating and sustaining relationships of value is built on your ability to make a difference in your dream client’s business.QuestionsGot chops? Are you using them?How much do you know about your dream client’s business? How much do you know about their industry?What ideas do you have that are working in one industry vertical that might be ported over to another? What would have to change? Which of your dream clients is game enough to play with you?You’ve got the ideas. But do you have the proof to back them up? What stories can you tell? What format do you need to provide proof that is compelling to your prospective clients?