The Hustler’s Playbook: How to Buy Your Success

first_imgThe down payment that success requires of you is personal growth. If you aren’t developing yourself, learning new things, stretching yourself outside of your comfort zone, and becoming the biggest, best version of yourself, you aren’t putting enough down.Success takes payment in sweat. It demands that you do the work. It insists on regular payments that come in the form of disciplined action in pursuit of what you want. It rejects any offer of payment that comes in the form of shortcuts, as well as any payment that is really an avoidance of toil.You can’t buy success when you are comfortable. Success requires that you be uncomfortable, that you stretch yourself. Keeping success is going to require continual, never ending payments in this area. Comfort will lull you to sleep where the only success you will have will be in the form of dreams.Success will also demand payment in time, refusing to give itself over to you until you feed it time. The reason you want success is for the people who mean the most to you. But success will demand that you serve it before all others. Its demands will be met or success will be withheld from you.Success means different things to different people. For some it’s fame, for others it’s money. For a few it’s freedom, and for many it’s happiness. But whatever your definition, the price will still have to be paid in advance, and it will need to be paid in full. Maintenance payments are also required, and they are due upon receipt.The sooner you make payments, the sooner you buy your success. 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 Nowlast_img read more

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Lyceum eyes first-round sweep

first_imgLyceum may be favored to complete a first-round sweep against tailender Mapua, but coach Topex Robinson wants his Pirates to remember how they nearly absorbed a first loss against Letran.Robinson said the scare—where Lyceum had to rally from 17 points down against Letran—only showed that the Pirates have more to work on as they gun for a ninth straight triumph in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. But the Pirates said his absence wasn’t an excuse for the team’s poor start against the Knights.“We just want to continue to play the game right,” said assistant coach Jeff Perlas, who called the shots in the Pirates’ comeback win over the Knights, 75-68. —JASMINE W. PAYOSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pingris rejoins Star practice, set for return Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Game time is 2 p.m. Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan where the Pirates hope to bank on CJ Perez’s explosive game anew.“Honestly, we didn’t discuss about a potential sweep but rather we want to be a better version of ourselves from our Letran game,” said Robinson.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingPerpetual Help and Emilio Aguinaldo College, tied at 3-5, tangle at 4 p.m., while struggling teams Arellano (2-5) and St. Benilde (2-6) clash at 12 noon.Last Friday, the Pirates played minus Robinson, who served a one-game suspension. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View comments Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claimlast_img read more

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Villagers accuse Rajyavardhan Rathore of making false claims about school hall

first_imgResidents of Rozda gram panchayat that falls under Jaipur (rural) Lok Sabha seat have accused Bharatiya Janata Party’s Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore of making false claims of developmental work carried out in the area.Rathore, a Union minister in the Narendra Modi government, is contesting from Jaipur (rural) seat.Posters put out by the BJP in Rozda gram panchayat display faces of Rathore and Prime Minister Narendra Modi and talk about the work done in the area in the past five years. However, villagers in Rozda say the ground reality is different from the claims made in the posters.They said some of the works that are mentioned in the posters “did not actually happen on ground”. One example that they cited was that of a hall that Rathore claimed was constructed in a government school.”Nothing has been built in the school so far and neither is there any hope. When the money has been returned, how will it be constructed? It is a false claim,” Hemraj, member of the education committee, Government Senior Secondary School, Rozda, told India Today TV.On the posters, under the subhead-major work done in five years by BJP government in your panchayat-one of the accomplishments that BJP mentions is Rs 7 lakh that was reportedly spent under the MPLAD Scheme for constructing a hall in Government Secondary School, Rozda.However, when India Today TV visited the school we found that no hall has been constructed there. “No hall has been constructed by the school or the panchayat,” Jayaram Kumawat, sarpanch, Rozda, said.advertisementIndia Today TV also met other residents of Rozda. They too said that the claim that a hall has been constructed in the government school at a cost of Rs 7 lakh is false.”Not even a single brick has been laid. This is false propaganda. The school is in front of you. If a hall was constructed here, then it would be visible. It is not something that can be hidden,” Babulal Bunkar, a resident of the village said.”What is visible does not require evidence. Not even a single penny has been spent on it,” Gajanand Jangid, a villager, stated.India Today TV’s investigation revealed that funds were sanctioned for the construction of a boundary wall around the school. However, on February 13, 2019, the order was cancelled and the district committee was asked to return the money.Some people in the area also alleged that other claims made by the BJP that Rs 1.46 crore was spent on works related to drinking water, education and electricity too is false.”Rs 1.46 crore is a lot of money. When a project is completed, it is visible on groundlike roads etc. Similarly, if something was done to boost drinking water, education and electricity in the region, it should be visible on ground. But that is not the case. What is visible does not need evidence,” Babulal Bunker, a villager said.RATHORE’S REACTION: Meanwhile, reacting to the allegations, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore said: “The role of an MP is to release funds and we have released 100 per cent funds. It is now up to the implementing agency to go ahead with the construction.”Under the MPLAD Scheme, each MP first lists the works that are required in his/her constituency. These projects are then recommended to the district authority and the MP earmarks funds for each project. Once a project has been recommended by an MP, it goes to the district authority concerned, which evaluates it and sanctions funds for it. The district authorities do not have the power to sanction funds more than that recommended by the MP.READ MORE: Sports stars in election war: It’s Rajyavardhan Rathore vs Krishna Poonia in JaipurWATCH MORE: Pakistan is a frustrated nation: Rajyavardhan Rathorelast_img read more

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India vs Pakistan: Wasn’t thinking of double hundred when I got out, says Rohit Sharma

first_imgRohit Sharma collected his second man-of-the-match award in the 2019 Cricket World Cup after scoring his 2nd hundred of the tournament on Sunday at Old Trafford but he was not very happy with the way he got out. Rohit Sharma scored 140 as India crushed Pakistan by 89 runs (DLS) but he wanted to carry on for a little while longer.Rohit has scored 3 double hundreds in ODIs and on Sunday, he looked he was on course to get his 4th one. However, he got out to an ordinary delivery from Hassan Ali and he expressed his frustration the moment he was caught out by Wahab Riaz.Speaking at the post-match presentation after he picked up his man-of-the-match award, Rohit Sharma said he was unhappy with his dismissal but the thought of another double hundred never crossed his mind.”I was unhappy (when I got out), particularly the way I played that shot. He just pushed mid-on back and brought fine leg in, a little misjudgement from my side. When you’re set you want to get as many runs as possible. Trust me, wasn’t thinking of a double hundred. Got out at the wrong time, the partnership was becoming solid and we wanted to kill the game,” Rohit said.Rohit Sharma said he was happy with the way India played as a team. It was a clinical performance from a team which had overwhelmed South Africa and defending world champions Australia. India had to share points with New Zealand after rain played spoilsport last week.advertisement”I am happy with the way we played as a team. We know at times, it can get frustrating having lost out in the previous game. We had the intent of playing a solid game (on Sunday),” he said.Rohit Sharma walked out to open with KL Rahul after Shikhar Dhawan was sidelined with a thumb injury. Rahul had batted in the middle-order against South Africa and Australia but on Sunday against Pakistan, he batted well and scored 57 in an opening stand of 136.Rohit Sharma said he was impressed with his new opening partner in one-day cricket: “Rahul played very well, took some time early on, probably what was required. Can’t play shots straightaway. The idea was to see what is happening. We got a good start and built on from there.”Also Read | India vs Pakistan: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, bowlers make it 7-0 for India vs Pakistan in World CupsAlso Read | India vs Pakistan: Rohit Sharma 2nd Indian after Virat Kohli to hit World Cup hundred vs PakistanAlso See:last_img read more

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NORTH HIGH STUDENTS HELP CANCER PATIENTS WITH HOMECOMING PROJECT

first_imgStudents at Sioux City’s North High School are celebrating homecoming week by giving back to the community.North High’s Rylie Maliszewski and her fellow students spent part of their afternoon on an annual service project for chemotherapy patients of the June E. Nylen Cancer Center:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/NORTH.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………receive our bags. :13The 40 students assembled 200 care packages for the cancer patients.It’s the third year the school has made the bags for the patients.last_img read more

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Chelsea racism allegations: four more players to take legal action against club

first_imgAnother four former Chelsea academy players are set to take legal action against the club over racist abuse they allege they were subjected to by the coaches Graham Rix and Gwyn Williams.One player claimed he had been left so scarred by taunting he received during his time at Chelsea as a young teenager that he felt unable to eat a banana publicly during his first job outside football.The players, who prefer to remain anonymous, have decided to come forward after reading claims reported in this newspaper by three of their contemporaries. Their stories also concern Rix, then the youth team coach, and Williams, who held a number of roles at Stamford Bridge for more than 25 years. They both deny wrongdoing.Rix and Williams were key members of the Chelsea backroom staff during the 1990s. The players, who are black, claim the abuse was relentless and that there was no attempt to conceal the alleged racism in the academy, although they suspect language was tempered around some senior players. Reuse this content Topics Read more “I got scouted by Gwyn Williams for Chelsea,” one player said. “It wasn’t immediately apparent because when he scouted me he knew I was being looked at by a couple of other clubs and he was the nicest person in the world. I grew up as one of five in Hounslow and had never experienced racism before. But when I started training at Chelsea that’s when I started to hear the words he would use all the time: nig nog, black bastard, coon.“We got all sorts of abuse in the showers. I remember at the old Stamford Bridge we used to get it all in the changing rooms. You would hear: ‘Look at his big black cock, donkey dick.’ There was a group of apprentices who were two or three years older than me who got it really bad.”Chelsea have launched an independent inquiry into the allegations of racism and the Football Association’s safeguarding team are in the process of interviewing the players. But the abuse has taken an emotional toll on the alleged victims with some questioning whether the discrimination played its part in their careers in football being curtailed.“At the time you don’t say anything because they have your dreams in their hands and you don’t want to do anything to affect that,” said one player. “But it has long-lasting effects.“When I got my first job outside football I was afraid to eat a banana in the office, because when we used to eat fruit at half-time or after a game, pick up a banana, you can imagine what it was like in the changing room as a 12-, 13-, 14-year-old. That sticks with you. I remember walking into this office as a young black kid and thinking: ‘I can’t sit here and eat a banana because somebody’s going to call me an effing nigger or a monkey.’ It wasn’t like that at all but that’s how it felt for the first few years.”The solicitor acting for Rix and Williams, Eddie Johns, said: “My clients have no comments on these unattributed quotes. For the record my clients deny any allegations of any form of abuse by them toward youth‑team players at Chelsea.”A Chelsea spokesman said: “We take allegations of this nature extremely seriously. We are absolutely determined to do the right thing, to assist the authorities and any investigations and to fully support those affected which would include counselling for any former player that may need it.” Share on Messenger news Chelsea Share on Pinterest Share via Email Share on Twitter Graham Rix and Gwyn Williams accused of racism and bullying while at Chelsea Share on LinkedIn Share on Facebook Share on WhatsApplast_img read more

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Photo: Jim Harbaugh Attended Class With 4-Star DT Recruit Boss Tagaloa Today

first_imgHead coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines reacts to a first half call against the Maryland Terrapins.COLLEGE PARK, MD – OCTOBER 03: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines reacts to a first half call against the Maryland Terrapins at Byrd Stadium on October 3, 2015 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)We already know that Jim Harbaugh will go to many lengths in his recruitment of blue-chip athletes. Today, Harbaugh visited De La Salle High School in Concord, Calif., to check in a pair of four-stars: defensive tackle Boss Tagaloa and tight end Devin Asiasi. Not only did Harbaugh meet with both players, he also sat in class with Tagaloa, who posted a picture of the coach on his Snapchat account.  Here is Jim Harbaugh attending class with Boss Tagaloa @_BT75 today. pic.twitter.com/hhc7Ggcwlq— Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) January 19, 2016Also, a screenshot of a Facebook post from a De La Salle faculty member also mentions Harbaugh’s presence.Apparently Jim Harbaugh participated in a class lesson at De La Salle while visiting Devin Asiasi and Boss Tagaloa pic.twitter.com/2diNOFBHei— The Victors News (@TheVictorsNews) January 19, 2016Looks like Coach Harbaugh had himself a nice day in school.last_img read more

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Fitch Downgrades Global Shipping Outlook to Negative

first_imgzoom Fitch Ratings has revised the global shipping sector outlook for 2016 to negative from stable in 2015. The rating agency expects muted global trade growth and the economic slowdown in emerging markets to exacerbate overcapacity, leading to declining and volatile freight rates.But performance will vary across the segments, with dry-bulk and container shipping under pressure, while tanker and LNG shipping fare better.Fitch believes that China’s slower growth and economic transition will pose particularly significant risks for the shipping sector due to its key role in global trade, accounting for two-thirds of global iron ore imports and 20% of world coal imports.“Weaker demand growth will increase overcapacity, the key factor blighting the shipping sector’s recovery prospects and putting pressure on freight rates. We expect container shipping capacity to rise 6% in 2016 on top of a 9% increase in 2015, easily outpacing demand growth of 2% this year and 3%-4.5% in 2016,” Fitch said.Shipping companies are expected to continue to implement defensive measures including cost-cutting, which will be helped by lower bunker prices, slow steaming, idling and the cancellation of sailings to achieve profitability.However, according to Fitch, these measures are insufficient to lead to a protracted recovery in the sector. Rigorous capacity discipline along with a pick-up in demand would be necessary to reach a sustained equilibrium.“We expect larger container shipping companies that successfully implemented cost-containment measures to remain profitable in 2016. But the financials of smaller, unrated, especially dry-bulk shippers will remain stretched, which will probably lead to more bankruptcies. Tanker shipping companies will outperform their peers in other segments due to more moderate fleet growth and healthy demand resulting from oil stockpiling and high refinery throughput due to low oil prices,”Fitch said.last_img read more

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2 dead in Bhatpara clashes Sec 144 imposed

first_imgKolkata: Two persons were killed in Bhatpara after a major clash took place between two unidentified groups on Thursday morning. Six police personnel have also been reportedly injured in the incident. To control the situation, police had to fire tear gas shells and few rounds of bullet in the air. Internet services have been suspended in three sub-divisions.Authorities have imposed Section 144 in Bhatpara and Jagatdal areas of the North 24-Parganas district following the clashes. Route march has also been carried out in the area. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess DurgaAccording to sources, hours before the inauguration of the new Bhatpara police station, one Ram Babu Shaw was shot dead within a few hundred metres of the building. This triggered violence in the area with crude bombs being hurled by miscreants at the labourer colony near Bhatpara More. During the clash, another youth, identified as Dharambir Shaw, and several others got serious injuries. Later, Dharambir was declared brought dead at the hospital. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersImmediately, the police intervened but failed to bring the situation under control. Soon a large contingent of police force, Rapid Action Force (RAF) and combat force arrived in Bhatpara and tried to control the situation. Almost at the same time, Director General of Police (DGP) Virendra was on his way to attend the inauguration programme at the police station. He came to know about the incident and returned to Nabanna, cutting short his journey mid-way. Several police vans were vandalised and were set on fire. After almost one-and-a-half hours of bombing, the police force were able to enter the area and bring the situation under control. Meanwhile, the police started firing tear gas shells to disperse the violent mob. Later, several rounds were fired in the air too. Section 144 CrPC was imposed in Bhatpara and Jagatdal areas to prevent any deterioration of the law and order situation. It is alleged that the two persons died in the crossfire. But locals claimed that bullets were fired by the cops while the miscreants hurled only bombs. According to sources, police alleged that the miscreants also fired bullets aiming the police personnel and people in general. Later in the afternoon, Virendra went to Bhatpara police station after attending an urgent meeting at Nabanna with Chief Secretary Malay De, Home Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay, Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Law and Order Gyanwant Singh and other senior police officials. Following the meeting, Bandyopadhyay informed that ADG South Bengal Sanjay Singh and few other senior police officials have been instructed to go to Bhatpara and supervise the police activity there. “Some anti-social elements are active in Bhatpara and are creating an unstable situation. Police have been advised to take strong action. The state government is monitoring the situation from time-to-time. People of Bhatpara, Jagatdal and the neighbouring areas have been requested not to get provoked by any propaganda,” he said.last_img read more

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Plane suffered minor damage after hitting drone near Quebec City Garneau

first_imgQUEBEC – A collision between a commercial aircraft and a drone near Quebec City’s airport last week highlights the potential danger posed by unmanned aerial vehicles, authorities and aircraft experts said Sunday.Transport Minister Marc Garneau said he was “extremely preoccupied” to hear that a small Skyjet plane was struck by a drone as it approached the Jean Lesage airport on Thursday.“This should not have happened, that drone should not have been there, and it’s important to point out that aircraft are particularly vulnerable when they’re on final approach,” he told reporters in Montreal.Garneau added it was the first recorded incident of a drone hitting a commercial plane in Canada.“It is important to remind all people that use drones for recreational purposes that there are rules in place,” he said.An airport spokesman said the plane was arriving from Rouyn-Noranda with eight people aboard when it was struck about three kilometres from the airport.Mathieu Claise said the plane landed safely, but he couldn’t comment on the condition of the aircraft or the passengers.Greg McConnell, the national chairperson of the Canadian Federal Pilots’ Association, said the incident “was just a matter of time.”“There are a lot of drones flying, and there are a lot of people flying drones thinking they’re toys,” he said in a phone interview.He said that if a bird hitting an airplane engine can cause an emergency landing or “catastrophic event,” a drone could do the same.Transport Canada has issued a series of interim safety measures for drone operators as it continues to work to regulate the industry.Under these rules, it is illegal to fly a recreational drone within 5.5 kilometres from an airport and 1.8 kilometres from a heliport without special permission.Garneau said Sunday that the rules to be introduced in 2018 would include testing for pilots, mandatory identification of drones and an age limit.McConnell says he’s glad the federal government is taking steps to regulate drones, though he wonders why it seems to be taking so long.“These things have been around since the 1990s,” he said. “Let’s get a move on.”While the damage from Thursday’s collision appears to have been minor, Garneau said his department was taking the incident seriously.He said they were following the situation in partnership with airport officials, Quebec City police, NAV CANADA and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada.The news release stated that anyone who is found to have endangered the safety of an aircraft could face a $25,000 fine or prison time.It said 1,596 drone incidents have been reported to Transport Canada in 2017, and 131 of them were deemed aviation safety concerns.— By Morgan Lowrie and Vicky Fragasso-Marquis in Montreallast_img read more

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Algerias interim president Dismisses StateOwned Sonatrachs CEO

Rabat – Algeria’s interim president Abdelkader Bensalah has sacked the CEO of state-owned petroleum company Sonatrach, Abdelmoumene Ould Kadour, Algerian state television reported on Tuesday.The interim president nominated Sonatrach’s head of production and exploration, Rachid Hachichi, as the new CEO of the company.The Algerian interim leader did not state his government’s reasons for sacking Kaddour. But it is possible that the decision was due to Kadour’s close relationship with former Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika who appointed him as the head of Sonatrach in March 2017. Read also: Algeria Risks Economic Crisis Amid Political TurmoilAfter the mass Algerian protests against his re-election for a fifth term, Bouteflika resigned on April 3. But Algerians have also been complaining about the widespread corruption in the country, demanding that all the corrupt officials of the former regime be held accountable.Kaddour’s departure follows the dismissal on April 5 of the Algerian intelligence chief Athmane Tartag.The move is seen as a way to appease Algerians. By appearing to move away from the Bouteflika establishment, the new interim leadership wants to make a statement about its stated commitment to engineering a successful democratic transition. read more

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Can supply management and innovation coexist The dairy industry offers a surprising

Canada has a rich history of innovation, but in the next few decades, powerful technological forces will transform the global economy. Large multinational companies have jumped out to a headstart in the race to succeed, and Canada runs the risk of falling behind. At stake is nothing less than our prosperity and economic well-being. The FP set out explore what is needed for businesses to flourish and grow. Over the next three months, we’ll talk to some of the innovators, visionaries and scientists on the cutting edge of the new cutthroat economy about a blueprint for Canadian success. You can find all of our coverage here.Agropur Cooperative, the maker of OKA cheese and Natrel milk, is what what a free-market economist might call an outlier. The Longueuil, Quebec-based co-op is owned by about 3,300 members of Canada’s “dairy cartel,” which is how many of the dismal scientists on Twitter describe the 13,000 farms responsible for almost all of the lactose in the Canadian diet. Providing the raw ingredient for cheese, ice cream and whey powder is an unusually tough business. However, Canada’s dairy farmers endure their daily dawn-to-dark rituals comforted by the knowledge that they will be spared the vagaries of supply and demand. Government-sanctioned production quotas ensure that fluid-milk prices exceed the cost of production and a massive tariff wall keeps all but a small percentage of imports at bay. Read our full Innovation Nation seriesTrade deals that lock up intellectual property rules could have dangerous consequences for CanadaIt will take much bigger thinking if Canada is to compete with giants in the ideas economyThe disciples of Economics 101 say that such cushiness dulls the desire to innovate. Money that could be spent on the newest farming techniques instead is used to lobby politicians to keep milk prices high. You might do the same if you were a dairy farmer. Their expenses ate up 77 cents of each dollar they made in 2015, according to Statistics Canada’s latest Census of Agriculture. The expenses-to-receipts ratio was better in 2010, when it was 0.73, but milking cows remains the easiest path to a decent income in primary agriculture, assuming you own a decent amount of that quota. Growers of grain and oilseeds do ok; their ratio was 0.79, compared with 0.76 five years earlier. The rest of Canada’s farmers struggle to earn a profit. Beef ranchers and sheep-and-goat herders barely cover their costs, according to the census. Back to Agropur. The co-op was angered by the new North American trade agreement, as the price of peace with the Trump administration was more duty-free dairy imports. Still, it’s hard to demonize Agropur’s owners as coddled rent seekers whose idea of innovation is finding new ways to elect sympathetic politicians. The 80-year-old co-op is remarkably ambitious for an outfit that could do fine by collecting inflated payments for its wares from a captive audience. It has developed all sorts of products beyond milk, and it operates 39 plants in eight provinces and six states, generating sales of more than $6 billion in 2017. Nor is it content to rest on its achievements. In October, Agropur started North America’s first accelerator for dairy startups, selecting five entrepreneurs, including the founders of a Montreal-based provider of do-it-yourself cheese kits and a San Francisco-based maker of high-fat, low-sugar yogurt. “We cannot be reactive to innovation,” Robert Coallier, Agropur’s chief executive, told me in an interview on Oct. 31, by which he meant the co-op intends to be a leader, not a follower. “We’re pretty unique,” he acknowledged.  Indeed. The economics textbooks aren’t wrong when it comes to assessing the effect of excessive coddling on a company’s entrepreneurial spirit. “Canada has generally not been a significant creator of new primary agriculture and food processing technologies,” officials at Agriculture Canada state in documents obtained recently by the Logic through the Access to Information Act. That assessment wasn’t directed at milk producers specifically, but there is reason to think that Agropur is the exception that proves the rule. Canadian dairy farmers feel little impulse to even achieve economies of scale: the average herd consisted of 79 cows in 2016, an increase from 62 a decade earlier, but still tiny compared with typical operations in Australia, New Zealand, and the U.S., where individual farms tend to manage hundreds of cows. The Canadian industry’s general contentment with staying small means those in the milk business who want to grow must go overseas. Saputo Inc., the big Montreal-based dairy processor, is spending hundreds of millions of dollars outside of North America in order to win a piece of the fast-growing Asian market.“We don’t see Saputo investing that kind of money in Canada,” Simon Somogyi, the Arrell chair in the business of food at the University of Guelph, told me in an interview on Nov. 20. “In my mind, a system that provides an incentive to produce without giving much thought to markets, that’s not good.” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did two things to soften the blow from the new U.S.-Mexico trade agreement for Canadian dairy farmers: he said the federal government would compensate them for their losses from new import competition, and he promised to set up a working group that “will chart a path forward to help the dairy sector innovate and remain an important source of jobs and growth for future generations.” That path probably won’t lead to the dismantling of supply management because the U.S.’s heavily subsidized dairy farmers would flood the Canadian market. But we might end up with a system that favours the most efficient and innovative farmers, as the Trudeau government has identified agriculture and agri-food as an industry that should be generating more exports and wealth. Agropur’s recent history suggests innovation is possible within a supply managed system so long as its benefactors are a little uncomfortable. The co-op got truly serious about developing and commercializing new ideas a few years ago, according to Dominique Benoit, vice-president of institutional affairs. That would have about the same time it was becoming clear that trade agreements with Europe and Asia would open the door to more dairy imports. Now it’s sponsoring startups. There’s a reason the economists think competition is a good thing. • Email: kcarmichael@nationalpost.com | Twitter: read more

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Taseko files lawsuit against Ottawa over BC gold and copper mine decision

by The Canadian Press Posted Feb 12, 2016 11:56 am MDT Last Updated Feb 12, 2016 at 5:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Taseko files lawsuit against Ottawa over B.C. gold and copper mine decision VANCOUVER – Taseko Mines Ltd. (TSX: TKO) is suing the federal government in B.C. Supreme Court and seeking unspecified compensation for a 2014 decision that blocked development of a proposed $1.5 billion gold and copper deposit.The Vancouver-based company claims that the government and its agents — including the environment minister at the time — failed to meet their legal duties to Taseko when they blocked the New Prosperity project.Taseko also alleges, among other things, that its property was effectively expropriated without compensation when a federal cabinet decision on Feb. 25, 2014, made its mineral rights essentially worthless.The company didn’t say how much money it’s seeking through the lawsuit, filed in the provincial court, but said its seeking general and punitive damages, plus interest, and any other relief that the court may choose.The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency said Friday in an email that it is aware of the notice filed by Taseko, but would not comment as the matter is before the court.The suit was announced Friday, three days before Taseko and federal government are scheduled to face off in Vancouver with a related dispute before the Federal Court of Canada.The latest claim dated Thursday relates to an open-pit project, 125 kilometres southwest of Williams Lake, B.C., Taseko had promoted as a major economic driver in the Cariboo region of the B.C. Interior.Its suit says the project would have provided about 550 direct jobs and 1,280 indirect jobs and contribute about $459 million annually to the province’s gross domestic product.The project and its predecessor, the Prosperity project, ran into opposition over environmental issues and both were rejected in 2014 and 2010 by the Harper Conservative government on advice from the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency.“Given the conduct of the Government of Canada and its agents we have no other choice but to defend the interests of our shareholders and to protect their assets,” Taseko CEO Russell Hallbauer said in a statement. read more

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Andy Murrays gold postbox knocked down in car accident

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. A postbox painted gold in honour of Andy Murray’s 2012 Olympics triumph has been knocked down by a car. Pictures on social media showed the vehicle beside the postbox lying on the ground in the tennis star’s hometown of Dunblane.One eyewitness told PA the car “rolled back and knocked the post box out”.A Royal Mail spokeswoman said: “We’re aware that the Andy Murray gold postbox has been knocked down and will look to reinstate it as soon as possible.”Murray beat Roger Federer to win gold at Wimbledon in the London 2012 games with other Team GB athletes including Sir Chris Hoy also receiving the honour of a painted postbox.A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Police in Forth Valley attended at Dunblane High Street at around 7.50pm on Monday July 22 following a report of a low-speed collision where a Mercedes car struck a Royal Mail postbox.”The female driver of the car sustained a minor injury but didn’t require medical attention.”Inquiries into this incident are ongoing.” read more

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Two more due in court over Dale Creighton death

first_imgTWO MORE MEN are due in court tomorrow charged in connection with the death of Dale Creighton in Tallaght on New Year’s Day.The two men, both aged in their 20s, are expected to appear before a sitting of Tallaght District Court tomorrow morning where they will be charged in connection with the investigation into the death of 20-year-old Creighton.A third male, also aged in his 20s and who was arrested on Friday, has been released without charge.In total six people have been brought before the courts and charged in relation to Creighton’s death in hospital on Thursday. This followed an assault on Saint Dominic’s Road in the south Dublin suburb in the early hours of Wednesday morning.David Burke (25), with an address at Village Square, Tallaght, in Dublin 24 and James O’Brien (21) of Avonbeg Drive, Tallaght were both charged with violent disorder under Section 15 of the Criminal Justice Act at a special court sitting yesterday.Also charged are Graham Palmer, 24, of Homelawn Road; Aisling Burke, 20, Bolbrook Grove; Ross Callery, 20, Westpark, all from Tallaght and all three charged with violent disorder.James Reid, 23, also of Homelawn Road, was charged with producing a knife during the row.Read: Two more men charged in relation to death of Dale Creightonlast_img read more

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TD hits out at twotier economy as Donegal misses out on fair

first_imgA DONEGAL TD has hit out at “the two-tier economy” that marginalises regional counties and focuses investment on built up urban areas.Charlie McConalogue, Fianna Fáil TD for Donegal North-East, described the efforts of IDA Ireland to woo foreign direct investment to the his constituency as “very disappointing”.Donegal continues to miss out on a fair crack of the investment coming into this country. Only 177 jobs were created in Donegal last year. Out of the 164 new investments, none of them are in Donegal. The IDA are only paying lip service to Donegal.A total of ten IDA sponsored visits were made by potential investors to County Donegal in the last eighteen months.Speaking to TheJournal.ie, McConalogue emphasised the fact that the IDA Ireland businesses that are established in Donegal have been doing well:What has been seen is that the existing companies within the county have performed quite well. Pramerica [Systems Ireland] was voted one of the best places to work in Ireland.However, he added: “It is a two tier economy with places like Donegal being marginalised.”Speaking in response to a parliamentary question by McConalogue, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Employment Richard Bruton said:Donegal’s industry base is transforming from the clothing and textile industry into high tech, high skill activity and IDA Ireland actively promotes Donegal as a successful location for high-end manufacturing.In Donegal, there are currently 13 IDA Ireland-supported companies. Between them they employ 2,381 people in full-time and part-time roles. The main areas of employment are software development, systems development and the medical technology industry.Minister Bruton also emphasised that another focus for IDA Ireland was promoting stronger economic ties with Northern Ireland. A focus of this is the gateway between Letterkenny and Derry. This is in line with the NI Regional Development Strategy 2025. There is plans to erect a new office facility in Letterkenny as part of this.READ: Bruton wants to stay in jobs portfolioREAD: 100 technology jobs coming to Galway in the next 5 yearslast_img read more

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Think your dentist visit was bad This Indian teen had 232 teeth

first_imgSURGEONS IN MUMBAI have removed 232 teeth from the mouth of an Indian teenager in what they believe may be a world-record operation.Ashik Gavai, 17, sought medical help for a swelling on the right side of his lower jaw and the case was referred to the city’s JJ Hospital, where they found he was suffering from a condition known as complex odontoma according to head of dentistry Sunanda Dhivare-Palwankar. “We operated on Monday and it took us almost seven hours. We thought it may be a simple surgery but once we opened it there were multiple pearl-like teeth inside the jaw bone,” she said.After removing those they also found a larger “marble-like” structure which they struggled to shift and eventually had to “chisel out” and remove in fragments, she added.The youngster’s father, Suresh Gavai, said that the family had been worried that Ashik’s swelling was a cancerous growth.“I was worried that it may turn out to be cancer so I brought him to Mumbai,” Gavai told the Mumbai Mirror newspaper. The teeth fragments were chipped out in a seven hour operation. Source: Youtube/TodayWorldNewsDhivare-Palwankar said the literature they had come across on the condition showed a maximum of 37 teeth being removed in such a procedure, whereas she and her team had counted more than 232 taken from Gavai’s mouth.“I think it could be a world record,” she said.Gavai’s jawbone structure was maintained during the operation so it should heal without any deformities, the surgeon added.© – AFP 2014Read: Boy fakes own kidnapping to get out of going to the dentist >Read: Two million people can get a free dental check-up – but most of us don’t even know it exists >last_img read more

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FactoryBuilt Nuclear Power Coming To A Lab Near You

first_imgPrefab nuclear power plants might sound straight out of a 1950’s vision for the nuclear age, but the technology may be on its way to laboratories across the country. The New York Times is reporting that the Obama administration’s budget, which will be officially proposed tomorrow, includes funding for research into low-cost, modular nuclear plants that can be quickly assembled and shipped without the overhead of traditional designs. Designed to be deployed at first in large-scale national laboratories, like the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, the plants cost up to $2 billion, a small fraction of the $10 billion price of a typical nuclear reactor, but offer about 1/20th of the output. The use of these reactors is expected to help the Energy Department lower its carbon footprint by 28 percent before 2020.In the long-term, this research is expected to yield the ability to mass-produce these power plants, assembly-line style, allowing them to replace existing coal plants already on the grid. According to the Times, this type of modular reactor saves utilities from the large start-up costs associated with building a traditional reactor, allowing for more options when it comes time to replace older, less environmentally-friendly plants. They also produce roughly the same amount of power as older coal plants from the middle of the century that are now nearing retirement.The administration will likely be asking for $500 million over five years, which will pay for half of the design costs for two reactors.[via New York Times, image via Flickr: Bagalute, CC-BY]last_img read more

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Patrick Wilson Will Take on Jason Momoa in Aquaman

first_img Joaquin Phoenix Wanted Thomas Wayne Excluded From ‘Joker’ Script’Joker’ Earns High Rotten Tomatoes Score From Film Critics In casting news that no one saw coming from 20,000 nautical miles away, I ordain @patrickwilson73 the Ocean Master. #KingOrm #Aquaman— James Wan (@creepypuppet) December 13, 2016 Stay on target The Aquaman movie is chugging along with news that it cast its villain and it’s probably not who you were expecting.It was announced Monday that Patrick Wilson will be facing off against Jason Momoa’s Arthur Curry in the upcoming film as Orm Marius, also known as Ocean Master.The actor, best known by Geek readers for playing Nite Owl in Zack Snyder’s Watchmen film, will be returning to work with James Wan, who’s directing Aquaman. The two previously worked together on Insidious and The Conjuring films. Considering how often the two work together, it comes as no surprise that Wilson would show up.Wan understands how obvious it was too. Teehee. Here we go. @creepypuppet https://t.co/n06e5bV0kw— patrick wilson (@patrickwilson73) December 12, 2016It’s not a bad choice. It’s just not an obvious one. If we would’ve guessed which villain would appear in the first Aquaman movie, we expected Black Manta, who’s the character’s most famous nemesis. Didn’t also help that TheWrap reported in August that Aquaman would be facing off against Black Manta.Orm is still a formidable threat. He’s Curry’s human half-brother, although how they’re related depends on the DC timeline. Sometimes he’s a pirate and sometimes he’s made a deal with a demon for a powerful mystic trident. Considering Warner Bros.’ previous decisions in regards to tone and realism in its DC films, we can deduce they’re probably not going to go for the latter. Either way, we can expect something like a Thor/Loki rivalry for the DCEU. Let’s just hope it isn’t exactly like that.Interestingly, Wilson has already appeared in the DCEU. He provided the voice for the President of the United States in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Since we never saw his face, we assume that continuity won’t be completely ruined with the casting.Aquaman also stars Amber Heard as Mera and Willem Dafoe as Vulko. It’ll crash into theaters on July 27, 2018.last_img read more

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