A few years ago, I was asked to speak to a group of salespeople. They were running a boiler room, and when I researched the company before joining them for a phone call I discovered that they took money from their prospective clients without delivering the value they promised. There was enough evidence to make me believe that the practice was widespread, and what I found was credible enough to give me pause. As I looked more deeply into the company, I also found complaints about sexual harassment and poor treatment of women inside the company. There were too many of these complaints to ignore.On a phone call with the CEO, I suggested I wasn’t the right speaker for his group. I tried to leave it at that and bow out without having to explain my reasons. But I was pressed by the executive I was speaking to for an explanation of my lack of interest in speaking to his company. I shared with him what I found when searching for information about his company in preparation for the meeting. He didn’t do much to deny anything I said but instead said, “I am offering you money. I will pay you, and you will speak.” Politely, I again refused. He pushed back, insisting that money should be enough of the motivation for me to speak to his company. I told him that money wasn’t enough for me to change my deepest held values.This individual offered to double the money and double the work. Clearly, he believed that everyone has a price and that he merely hadn’t found mine. By doing so, I was even more convinced that what I discovered about the company was true. I refused his offer and hung up the phone, only to have one of his lieutenants call me to ask me how I could refuse his offer. Nothing I said made any impact, and I eventually hung up.I was not interested in helping them. I was not interested in helping this group of people to steal faster. Nothing I would have said would have changed the culture of the organization.It doesn’t make sense to possess a “whatever it takes” attitude towards making money. It doesn’t make sense to compromise your values, especially for something you can obtain without having to do so, even if it means you must work harder, and even if it will take longer. Your character is worth more than money, and in the long run, so is your name.
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday reviewed the security situation in Kashmir during a visit to the valley, and army officials briefed her on the operational preparedness and counter-infiltration grid. Ms. Sitharaman was accompanied by Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat on her visit, army officials said. The defence minister visited the forward areas in the frontier district of Kupwara. She was briefed by the commanders on ground on the operational preparedness and counter-infiltration grid, they said. During her interaction with the troops, the defence minister lauded their round the clock sharp vigil along the Line of Control and professionalism. She also asked them to remain alert for any eventuality to defeat nefarious designs of hostile forces, the officials said.
Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño LATEST STORIES PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte SEA Games hosting to serve as basis for Asiad bid SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion During the 1994 to 1998 seasons, the franchise claimed eight out of the 16 conference titles at stake.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Class act, winning tradition. We, not me.A mere mention of those words and the Alaska franchise comes to mind, qualities with which the Aces have thrived on in their 33-year stint in the PBA.ADVERTISEMENT Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening And certainly, it’s a reflection on the way team owner Wilfred S. Uytengsu handled the ballclub through the years which saw it won a total of 14 championships—tied for second most in the league—highlighted by a Grand Slam in 1996.As the PBA Press Corps celebrates the silver anniversary of its yearly Awards Night, Uytengsu will be recognized for what he has done for his franchise.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe Alaska Milk executive is going to be the recipient of a first ever Lifetime Achievement Award from the group of men and women that regularly covers the PBA beat.In a 25-year span since the PBAPC first staged the affair in 1993, the Aces bagged 13 championships, with Uytengsu as the single influential force behind the organization. MOST READ
VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Aquarium will remain in the city’s Stanley Park for another 35 years under a new agreement it has reached with the parks board.Lasse Gustavsson, CEO of aquarium operator Ocean Wise, says the agreement provides the foundation for its five-year strategic plan with a focus on conservation and public education.The aquarium has been in the park since 1956.It has been locked in a legal battle over the board’s ban on whales and dolphins at the facility, but Ocean Wise says in a statement that it has dropped the legal action.It says the lease agreement confirms a commitment it made last year to no longer display cetaceans.The organization says it will also continue to invest in research programs, which have contributed to global knowledge of marine wildlife.“Ocean Wise aspires to become a global ocean conservation organization and wants to inspire people in every corner of the planet to participate in creating healthy oceans, but for most people the ocean is ‘out of sight, out of mind,’ ” says Gustavsson.“There are many threats to the ocean, but the greatest threat is that many believe someone else is going to save it. Ocean Wise has an important role to bring the ocean to the people and the people to the ocean, and the Vancouver Aquarium is one of the best tools we have to do that.”The Canadian Press
Michael Jordan is universally considered the greatest basketball player of all time, and rightfully so. His game was a combination of skill, heart, effort and guts, and he elevated the Chicago Bulls to six championships. Here are five smaller men who might have equaled Jordan if they were physically his equal.
Virat Kohli should have done more to dispel rumours of riftICCIn the press conference that Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri addressed before embarking on the tour of West Indies, the Indian captain lashed out at the media for wildly speculating about a supposed rift between him and Rohit Sharma.”In my opinion, it’s baffling and ridiculous to read such stuff. Public talks about how well we’ve played, and here we’re feeding lies and talking about negative things. And I’ve seen this being brought up for far too long now. It’s bizarre how people are creating these things,” Kohli stated emphatically.Now, it is a fact that the Indian media can be overzealous in speculating about the cricket team and famous personalities. But in this case, the media is in no way responsible for fuelling the speculation. Let’s be clear, reports of rifts in cricket teams, especially Indian cricket teams are a common phenomenon. From the supposed estrangement between Kapil Dev and Sunil Gavaskar in the 1980s to the problems MS Dhoni had with Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir, such instances and their reporting are nothing new. Both men have not even posted a photo together despite being together in West IndiesGetty Images/ICCSo, Kohli cannot claim that he is being subjected to unprecedented scrutiny. The same media which builds up stars like him has the right to also ask questions which may not be flattering. But what makes the Indian captain’s anger all the more surprising is the fact that it is his and Rohit Sharma’s actions, or the lack of it, that has led the rumours become so widespread.Till that particular press conference, both men, and the BCCI refused to utter a single word regarding this issue. If Kohli finds these speculations in the media ‘baffling’ and ‘ridiculous,’ what stopped him from issuing a small statement or just posting a message on Twitter.Besides, some of the biggest stories on this issue has come through comments by highly-placed sources within the BCCI as well as an unnamed member of CoA. With a storm brewing in the media, was it not incumbent on the two players to put out just one sentence negating these reports, if indeed they were incorrect. The social media activities of the two players have also added fuel to the rumoursInstagramWhile Kohli lashed out at the media in the pre-tour press meet, Rohit has remained silent. Despite being together in the squad in West Indies, the two men haven’t even posted a photo together which can be the strongest proof of their being no resentment between them. This is a very strong clue of the reports of this dissension being very much true.Lastly, media-persons would remember what happened in 2017. There were stories in the media in the middle of that year suggesting problems between Kohli and the then coach Anil Kumble. At that time also, Virat had categorically rejected these reports, only for them to be proved right. So, media is perfectly justified in speculating.Till now, not a word has been heard from the side of Rohit and a picture that Virat tweeted of his team didn’t include him. If this doesn’t make people suspect, what will?
PASADENA, Md. (AP) — Following reports of a teacher calling a student a racial slur and a social media post targeting Black students, a local NAACP chapter says Black students at a Maryland high school are subject to daily abuse and humiliation.Anne Arundel County NAACP President Rev. Stephen Tillett said at a press conference on March 13 that families have seen “a decades-long pattern of resistance to change and the creation of a hostile environment for children of color” at Chesapeake High School and feeder schools.Anne Arundel County Public Schools spokesman Bob Mosier told The Capital the school system wants to combat the system of intimidation Tillett describes. He said Chesapeake’s principal met with the NAACP March 13.Investigators identified the threat’s poster as a Black student, but Tillett says the student’s identity doesn’t negate other experiences.
Mariale Marrero, a Venezuelan-born bilingual beauty and lifestyle influencer with more than 20 million fans online, has signed with CAA for representation in all areas.The 27-year-old creator launched her main Spanish-language YouTube channel, Mariale, in 2010 — seeing the opportunity to reach an underserved Hispanic audience.Today she’s a cross-cultural digital star, one of the biggest U.S.-based Hispanic YouTube personalities, and currently lives in Los Angeles. She has a fan base of 13.5 million subscribers across her three YouTube channels — Mariale, Mariale SinPatuque (“without makeup”) and the English-language Mar — and has large followings on Instagram (4 million), Facebook (1.8 million) and Twitter (934,000).Her most popular video on YouTube, with nearly 12 million views: a “roast yourself” challenge in which she makes fun of herself in a music video set to Luis Fonsi’s smash hit “Despacito.” Among Marrero’s other top videos is one from July 2017 documenting her breast-augmentation surgery. Marrero was nominated in the “Styler del Año” category at the 2017 MTV Latin America Millennial Awards. On her digital channels, she has partnered with brands like SmashBox Cosmetics, Revlon, Bliss, L’Oréal Paris, Lancôme, and TooFaced.CAA will work to create opportunities for Marrero in all areas, including television, motion pictures, touring, digital distribution and partnerships, endorsements, personal appearances, publishing, and beyond.Marrero continues to be managed by Kimberly Perplies and Vanessa DelMuro of James Grant Management Inc. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety
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You’ll also find us on Instagram here . 20:24Reports of a cow loose on the M6“There’s a cow running free on the road between M6 junc 16 southbound and the Talke turn off on the a500! I saw it about 15 minutes ago, not an awful lot I could do, I’ve reported it to the police on 101.”19:24Slow traffic and partially blocked due to accident, two vehicles involved on A50 Westbound between A518 Derby Road (Racecourse roundabout) and B5030 Ashbourne Road (Little Chef roundabout).The accident is reported to have happened at around 18:45 and is on the roundabout near to the McDonalds. 17:23Reports of slow traffic due to broken down vehicle on M6 Southbound between J15 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent) and Stafford Services.The matrix signs are showing that there is a stranded vehicle along this stretch, however there are no official reports of any lane closures as yet. Stafford Services is located between J15 and J14. 16:20Slow traffic and traffic heavier than normal on M6 Southbound between J15 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent) and Stafford Services.Traffic is slower than usual along this stretch, awaiting further details as to the possible cause. Stafford Services is located between J15 and J14. 16:20A5007 Uttoxeter Road partially blocked due to building fire at Sandgate Street. Traffic is coping well.The road was fully blocked, however traffic can now pass the scene. 16:19A51 London Road in both directions closed due to spillage between Yew Tree Lane and Candle Lane.Road is closed outside Bridgemere Garden World to clean up spilled paint from a lorry. 16:19One lane closed and heavy traffic due to broken down vehicle on M6 Northbound between J14 A34 / A5013 / A5013 Creswell Grove (Stafford North) and J15 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent).Lane one (of three) is closed.15:50Nantwich paint job…A main road near Nantwich will be shut for several hours this afternoon after a lorry spilt paint.Nantwich Police says it happened at about 15:20 on the A51 London Road at Bridgemere Garden World.It’s expected to take two hours to clean up.15:06Queueing traffic and one lane closed due to broken down vehicle on A50 Eastbound between A50 / Upper Normacot Road and A50 / A520 Sandon Road (Meir Tunnel Interchange), congestion to A500 D Road (Sideway Roundabout).One lane is closed heading away from Stoke towards Meir. 14:48One lane of the A50 closed One lane of the A50 is closed due to broken down coach Westbound between A522 (Uttoxeter / Upper Tean) and A521 (Blythe Bridge Roundabout / Draycot). 14:14Road closed after multi-vehicle accidentEmergency services are currently responding to a multi-vehicle road traffic collision on the A34, Queensville, near to Queen’s Retail Park in Stafford. A road closure is in place, so please avoid the area if possible. 13:50Biker from North Staffordshire killed in crashPolice are appealing for dashcam footage after a 58-year-old biker died in a two-vehicle smash.The motorcyclist, from Newcastle, was riding on the A530, Middlewich Road, in Alvaston, near Nantwich, when he collided with a blue Mazda 5.Read the full story here.12:46M6 CheshireOne lane is blocked and traffic is heavy on the M6 southbound at junction 18, Middlewich and Holmes Chapel. Lane one, of three, is blocked within the roadworks area.12:25Uttoxeter Road, LongtonA5007 Uttoxeter Road partially blocked due to building fire at Sandgate Street. Traffic is coping well. The road was fully blocked however traffic can now pass the scene.12:16Crewe Green RoadReports of traffic on Crewe Green Road eastbound before the roadworks at the Crewe Green Roundabout.12:04A34 Congleton Road, CongletonTemporary traffic lights on A34 Congleton Road in both directions between Moss Lane and Walfield Avenue.Creation of new road layout to facilitate new housing estates. Until June 26.11:25Live: Latest cases from North Staffordshire Justice Centre as they happenDozens of defendants are due to appear at North Staffordshire Justice Centre today – and StokeonTrentLive has a reporter in court to capture all of the action.There are five courts operating at the Newcastle courtroom – and the cases start from 10am.Today’s cases include parents accused of not sending their children to school, an OAP charged with causing unnecessary suffering to a cow, a suspected rogue landlord, and a Hanley shopkeeper accused of selling counterfeit fags.Follow our live blog, below, with all of the latest updates.11:24A52 Werrington Road, BucknallA52 Werrington Road Westbound clear before A52 Leek Road (Lime Kiln Traffic Lights). 11:13A34 AstburyTraffic returned to normal on A34 Newcastle Road Northbound between Fol Hollow and Lower Heath Avenue.10:53Three hit by trainThree people have been killed after they were hit by a train south of London this morning. British Transport Police were called to Loughborough Junction in Brixton shortly after 7.30am. 10:46Live: Major Stoke-on-Trent roundabout expected to remain closed all dayA major roundabout is set to remain closed for the rest of the day and one person has been taken to hospital following a collision.The Heron Cross roundabout, just off the A50 near Fenton , is expected to remain closed for most of the day following an incident at around 9am this morning.Police officers revealed the road is likely to need resurfacing due to the amount of fuel that has been spilt onto the highway.Read more.10:37A34 Congleton Delays and queueing traffic on A34 Lower Heath in both directions at A536 Macclesfield Road, congestion on A34 Newcastle Road to The Village and on A534 to Sandy Lane. In the roadworks area. 10:23Trains diverted due to damaged overhead wiresRail users are facing delays in Cheshire because of damage to the overhead electric wires.Passengers travelling between Crewe and Wilmslow using the Arriva Trains Wales, Northern, Virgin, and CrossCountry services could have to divert through Stoke-on-Trent.While some passengers will be diverted other services may just be cancelled entirely or replacement buses could be offered.Read more.10:15Virgin West CoastService suspended on Virgin Trains West Coast between Wilmslow and Crewe due to overhead line problems at Holmes Chapel. Trains may divert via Stoke-on-Trent.09:58Biddulph to Brindley FordWe’re getting reports of slow traffic on A527 Biddulph Road coming from Brinley Ford Southbound at A5272 High Lane roundabout. 09:45Crosscountry TrainsServices at a stand due to overhead line problems on CrossCountry between Wilmslow and Crewe. 09:42Baths Road, LongtonSlow traffic due to A50 problems on Baths Road Eastbound between A5005 / A50 / Foley Road (Longton / Blurton) and A5005 The Strand / A50 Times Square. 09:29Overturned lorry in FentonA major roundabout is ‘partially closed’ because a collision caused a lorry to overturn leaving one person trapped in the cab.Read the full story here.09:09City road cordoned off due to fire in abandoned flatsParts of a major road have been cordoned off this morning as firefighters tackle a blaze is a disused block of flats.A ection of Uttoxeter Road, in Longton, is closed because of a building fire at Sandgate Street.Originally two crews were called to the scene shortly after 7.30am but the fire has now been extinguished and an investigation is underway into the cause of the blaze.Traffic monitoring company INRIX reports that Uttoxeter Road is closed but traffic is coping well.Read more.09:05Fire in LongtonWe are getting reports that Uttoxeter Road, in Longton, is closed this morning because of a building fire at Sandgate Street.We will bring you more as we get it. 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Tuesday, August 15, 2017 Posted by Travelweek Group Tags: TravelBrands MISSISSAUGA — TravelBrands says it will donate 1% of all Aug. 16 sales to the SickKids Foundation.“Our goal is to bring the travel community together for a great cause,” says Frank DeMarinis, President & CEO, TravelBrands. “Whether you are a client or a supplier, we are encouraging everyone to support the advancement of child healthcare.”This one-day event complements other charitable initiatives TravelBrands participates in to raise money and awareness for SickKids, adds DeMarinis, including an annual 5km employee walk, participation in the MississaugaDragon Boat Race Festival and the annual TravelBrands Charity Golf Classic.To date, TravelBrands has raised approximately $447,000 for the SickKids Foundation.All net proceeds will be contributed to the SickKids’ Labatt Family Heart Centre. These funds support its goal of being the leading pediatric and congenital heart disease centre in the world.Clients, suppliers and partners are encouraged to make their bookings through TravelBrands on Aug. 16 to contribute towards a fantastic cause. To plan your booking visit http://www.travelbrands.com. For more information about the SickKids’ Labatt Family Heart Centre see sickkids.ca/Labatt-Family-Heart-Centre. << Previous PostNext Post >> 1% of all TravelBrands sales on Wed. Aug. 16 will benefit SickKids Foundation
Iberostar gets ready to open 638-room Iberostar Holguin PALMA DE MALLORCA — The opening of Iberostar Hotels & Resorts’ new Iberostar Holguin, the resort company’s first five-star hotel in the province of Holguin, is set for Nov. 15.The hotel’s launch adds to Iberostar’s portfolio in Cuba while the chain celebrates its 25th anniversary on the island.“The opening of Iberostar Holguín is another step forward in our sustainable development strategy for Cuba, as well as further proof of our commitment to the local community,” says Aurelio Vázquez, Global COO for Iberostar Group.The resort comprises 12 low-rise buildings with 638 rooms, six restaurants and four swimming pools. The new hotel also offers the Star Prestige service, an adults-only area with a wide range of premium amenities, including the best rooms, access to exclusive area, and special services. Guests opting for the Star Prestige experience can also relax on a sun terrace furnished with Bali beds, dine in an exclusive restaurant, and enjoy drinks in the open bar lounge.Iberostar HolguinAn extensive range of daytime and evening leisure activities await all guests, plus dining options featuring international and local dishes with touches of African and Spanish culinary traditions. Asian cuisine is another highlight. Altogether the resort will have six restaurants and nine bars.More news: ‘Turn around year’ for TPI brings double-digit growthThe resort sits on Playa Pesquero on the North Coast, with a succession of coves and bays dotted with cliffs covered in lush vegetation and fine white sandy beaches. One of the world’s largest coral reefs is just 15 km from the hotel. For day trips there’s La Mensura Nature Park, Sierra Cristal National Park and Guayabo Waterfall. There’s also the town of Banes, known as Cuba’s ‘capital of archaeology,’ Gibara and the city of Holguin itself. Tags: IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts, Openings & Renovations << Previous PostNext Post >> Share Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Posted by Travelweek Group
April 6, 2015On April 7. 2015 the ASU JULIE ANN WRIGLEY GLOBAL INSTITUTE OF SUSTAINABILITY is hosting “Paolo Soleri, Beyond Form” film at the Harkins Valley Art Theater on 509 S Mill Ave in Tempe, AZ 85281.This cinéma vérité style documentary presents a fresh look at the genre and ground-breaking architect Paolo Soleri. He remains largely unknown outside of architectural circles, but his legacy as an artist, builder and urban theorist is staggering. Narrated by actor-activist Peter Coyote, Aimee Madsen’s documentary takes a close look at Soleri’s origins and lifelong labor of love–called Arcosanti, set in the unforgiving desert outside Phoenix, Arizona.Aimee Madsen, the film’s director/producer, will lead a post-film discussion with Roger Tomalty (co-writer/director of Paolo Soleri Studios) and Mary Hoadley (Arcosanti site coordinator).View trailer here.Free parking is available at the Brickyard Parking Garage. Bring your ticket and the theater will validate.Attendees are encouraged to bring their eWaste to this event. Any electronic item that has a cord or takes batteries can be recycled. Potential items include: cell phones, mice, keyboards, monitors, old computers, alarm clocks, chargers, and any media such as cds, disks, flashdrives, and film.Tuesday, April 7, 2015 Doors open 6:30 p.m. Showtime 7:00 p.m. Harkins Valley Art Theater 509 S Mill Ave Tempe, AZ 85281RSVP Now »
Streaming giant Netflix is getting into the original programming game in Turkey.The Los Gatos-based SVOD service has been ramping up its activity in local markets across Europe, and has now ordered a ten-part, “hero-driven action story” based on Ottoman and Turkish legend and history.Netflix’s drama comes from Istanbul-based O3 Medya, with company co-owner Onur Guvenata the executive producer.It centres on a young man who discovers he has special powers before linking up with a group of misfit friends to fight dark forces that are threatening Istanbul.Netflix VP of international original series Erik Barmack described the series as “young, fresh and exciting”, adding: “We believe that Netflix will be the perfect platform for this great Turkish production and we can’t wit to share more details later this year.”With science fiction-themed drama rarely produced in Turkey, Guvenata said the series would create “a new genre” that would stand as “a milestone for our market”.“It will not only resonate with the Turkish audience, but will also travel globally,” he added.Turkey has become one of the world’s most vibrant TV markets, with its local telenovela and drama productions driving the territory to become a top three international distributor.Companies such as Fox Networks Group, Endemol Shine and Eccho Rights, which this week sold Show TV drama Insider to MBC in the Middle East and a number of other territories, are all active in the region.Netflix’s new drama will sit alongside acquired Turkish series such as Magnificent Century, Ezel and Lovebird, and movies including Güneşi Gördüm (I Saw the Sun) and Kelebeğin Rüyası (The Butterfly’s Dream).These were acquired last year as Netflix unveiled a “truly Turkish service”, and a wide-ranging deal with Vodafone’s local telecoms business.Netflix has also localised its service in Poland, Thailand and Romania.