Chelsea defender Sam Hutchinson is likely to complete a loan move to Nottingham Forest in the next 24 hours.Hutchinson has been having talks with the Championship club since the weekend and by Thursday afternoon an agreement seemed virtually in place.He is expected to sign in time to make his Forest debut in their league opener against Bristol City on Saturday.See also:Chelsea youngster in line for Nottingham Forest loan moveMcEachran expects six-month loan moveForest boss O’Driscoll confirms interest in signing Chelsea man Chelsea confirm Hutchinson loan deal Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Rural communities are the backbone of America, and now through November 30, 2016, eligible farmers residing in eligible Ohio counties will have the opportunity to win a $2,500 donation to direct to a local eligible nonprofit organization. As part of the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, farmers will direct more than $3 million dollars of financial support to eligible nonprofits across rural America in 2017.Since the program began in 2010, the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program has awarded more than $22 million in donations to a broad cross-section of organizations that reflect the makeup and character of rural America, including emergency response organizations, schools, youth agriculture programs and many others.Since 2010, the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program has awarded more than $1.2 million to nonprofits in Ohio. “We are excited to team up with farmers once again to help support the causes that mean the most to them and that have an impact in their local communities,” said Al Mitchell, Monsanto Fund president. “Because of their commitment to this program, thousands of nonprofit organizations have been able to enhance the important programs and services they provide, having a positive impact on the communities they serve.”Eligible farmers can enroll or learn more about the program by visiting www.GrowCommunities.com, or calling 1-877-267-3332. Additional information can also be found on Facebook at facebook.com/AmericasFarmersGrowCommunities. The America’s Farmers Grow Communities program is part of the Monsanto Fund’s America’s Farmers Community Outreach initiative. Since 2010, the America’s Farmers Community Outreach programs have worked with farmers to support rural America through their local community groups, youth and schools.
Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now Back in the very old days, young people were encouraged to have pen pals. A young student might write to a person in some far away place to develop a relationship and get to learn about that person, often a person from another country where the cultural norms might be different. Back then, the costs of communicating via telephone were higher than they are now.But you weren’t hired to find pen pals. You weren’t hired to write to people in hopes that they write you back. You were hired to learn about the other person, to develop a relationship, and then create opportunities to create value for that person.Now, the cost of communicating by telephone is essentially free. The cost of an email is the same, with the exception that communicating by email instead of the telephone isn’t effective, it demonstrates that you believe you have no real value to offer, and that you are afraid to engage with your dream client.Unsolicited emails are no better than unsolicited phone calls. “Spam” is not a term of endearment. You believe you are doing less damage with email, when it fact you are hurting yourself.The most important conversations you need to have with your dream clients are best held face-to-face. If that’s not possible, then video conference is second best. Neither of those are good options for you when you prospect, making the telephone your next best choice.The cost of communicating a lack of confidence is more than you can afford. The price you pay for being perceived as lacking the chops to create value is even higher.@rachelleoumiller from PipelinerCRM retweeted my post on the 15 things I would train salespeople to do instead of teaching them social selling. A young man from across pond replied that he believes that cold calling is “both demoralizing and woefully ineffective.” @salesgravy (Jeb Blount) tweeted that “being broke is even more demoralizing–and that is why we dial.”You don’t need pen pals. You need clients.And you think cold calling is old school.
Latching onto the clampdown imposed in Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370, MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Friday claimed that Maharashtra might similarly be divided using force. Mr. Thackeray’s statement comes days after he welcomed the scrapping of the special provisions of Article 370 and called it as an “exceptional decision”.Addressing party workers here, he said, “In Kashmir, Army and police personnel are deployed outside the residences of the people. Internet, cell phone, television services there stand snapped…everything is closed down there. Today it’s Kashmir, tomorrow it might be Vidarbha, maybe Mumbai a day later.” “Tomorrow, those holding sten guns may stand outside your homes. Maharashtra will be divided forcibly, without thinking about you,” he said.
zoom South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) marked a marginal improvement in its business results for the third quarter of the year posting 2.1% higher profit year-on-year.The net profit stood at KRW 197 billion against KRW 193 billion reported in the third quarter of 2016.Operating income came at KRW 93.5 billion, down by 20.8 % when compared to the corresponding period from last year when the operating income totaled KRW 118.1 billion.HHI’s sales were also down by 27.3 % year-on-year totaling KRW 3.8 trillion in Q3.As informed earlier, HHI Group’s shipbuilding affiliates have so far this year won new orders for 110 ships worth USD 6.7 billion, 90% of the USD 7.5 billion annual target, the shipbuilder said.World Maritime News Staff
OTTAWA – A leading researcher on terrorist travellers says returnees to Canada can be rehabilitated, since those who come back to their home countries are often disillusioned or traumatized.Others feel they have done their duty to defend Muslim lands and want to lead a more normal life, says Lorne Dawson, a sociology professor at the University of Waterloo and project director for the Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society.As forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant scatter, the Liberal government is under pressure to explain what it’s doing to contain any threat from foreign fighters returning to Canada.The Conservatives have peppered the government with questions in the House of Commons about ensuring the safety of Canadians — accusing the Liberals of welcoming returnees with open arms.Dawson says simply locking up extremist travellers is not the answer.“No credible expert in the world thinks you arrest your way out of jihadist radicalization — it’s a social movement,” he said Sunday in an interview. “You can’t possibly arrest all the people who are engaged with this ideology.”The Canadian Security Intelligence Service has said it is aware of 180 individuals with a nexus to Canada who are suspected of terrorist activity abroad. This could involve front-line fighting, training, logistical support, fundraising or studying at extremist-influenced schools.Half of these individuals are believed to have travelled to Syria or Iraq.The intelligence service has also noted a further 60 extremist travellers who have returned to Canada.But there appears to be scant information about who they are — and what threat they might pose.Dawson says his researchers know of about a dozen jihadist returnees to Canada from the Syrian-Iraqi conflict.“If there’s 30, 40 more, we’d be really astounded that we haven’t heard something,” he said.“I think there’s some kind of confusion going on.”Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says the shifting dynamic in Syria and Iraq has the government watching for more extremist-inspired activity on the internet as well as working with allies to track the movements of foreign fighters.“Where will they go? Will they migrate to Northern Africa? Will they try to get into Europe?” Goodale said during an interview with CTV Question Period broadcast on Sunday.Prosecuting battlefield returnees to Canada is difficult because there must be evidence that will stand up in court, Goodale said. “And this is an issue that is bedevilling countries around the world in terms of how you actually move from intelligence to evidence, and make a case stick.”He said the chances of turning around someone who has actively engaged in terrorist activities in a war zone were “pretty remote”.Dawson disagrees.“I think it is possible you could rehabilitate them,” he said. “But only with a very careful effort, which we’re not well-equipped for in Canada right now.”Dawson’s network receives money for research on foreign fighters through a fund administered by the federal Centre for Community Engagement and Prevention of Violence, established by the federal Liberals.But he believes Canada is playing catchup with other countries when it comes to counter-radicalization efforts.He points a finger at the previous Conservative government, saying its contribution was limited to providing “minimal funding” for the RCMP’s outreach program.“Everyone in Canada who’s informed on these issues, including inside the government, knew full well five years ago we had to be moving in this direction, but the Conservative government refused to do anything.”— Follow @JimBronskill on Twitter
For the first time, Native American artists will be standing up to celebrate a major nomination during this year’s MTV Video Music Awards in the newly-added “Best Fight Against the System” category.The music video “Stand Up / Stand N Rock #NoDAPL” was recorded by Taboo of Black Eyed Peas and “Magnificent Seven” Native American artists from different tribes, including Zack “Doc” Battiest, Spencer Battiest, Emcee One, Drezus, PJ Vegas, SupaMan, Natalia Aka “My Verse.” The song serves as a statement of support to those who have embraced the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in their fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). Native American actor Martin Sensmeier and pipeline activist Shailene Woodley also make appearances in the nominated music video.Taboo, who has Shoshone Tribe heritage, and other Native American artists including those from the Seminole Tribe of Florida, banded together to create the song, which is meant to serve as both a tool to promote awareness, as well as an anthem for the indigenous people across the country who have united in the effort against the DAPL. The video features real footage from the water protectors on the front lines at Standing Rock, and looks to rally people from across the country and draw together the Native communities of North America in an unprecedented way.“The purpose of this video was to shine the light on this very important cause – pairing that with recognition from MTV is incredible,” said Spencer Battiest, Hard Rock Records alumnus, member of the Seminole Tribe of Florida and one of the “Magnificent Seven.” “This song is the only one nominated without a record label, which I think is very powerful and special – and we’re proud to be doing our part to raise awareness for native issues.”The addition of the “Best Fight Against the System” category was added to the 2017 MTV VMAs to continue reflecting the audience’s passion and activism around social justice issues such as environmental justice, immigration, LGBTQ equality and racial justice. Fans can cast their vote now through August 27th at 3 p.m. as a means of supporting the Native American artists and spreading awareness of #NoDAPL and other indigenous resistance messages. The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards will air live from The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. on Sunday, August 27 at 8 p.m. ET.