Chelsea midfielder Raul Meireles is an £8m target for Napoli, according to the Daily Mirror.It is claimed that Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has made enquiries to Meireles’ agents and is keen to try and make the move happen.The Mirror also say that QPR wanted to fine Joey Barton three months’ rather than six weeks’ wages for his violent outburst against Manchester City on the final day of last season.The PFA are said to have stepped in to stop him being fined close to £1m by the club.Manager Mark Hughes is determined to get Barton out of Loftus Road, the Daily Mail report, and is likely to make him train with the reserves until the player leaves.This page is regularly updated. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Gratitude is completely free. You can say thank you over and over again, and it won’t cost you a thing. But, if said sincerely, it will be priceless to the recipient.Recognition also costs you nothing. Recognizing the effort someone made–win or lose–is easily done. There is always someone who has done something that deserves to be publicly celebrated. Priceless to them; free for you.You can ask someone if they need help. There are people who need your help. They need your support. You don’t have to open your wallet to help someone. Sometimes all you need to give them is a little bit of your time.People need to be heard. You can help them with that need by sitting quietly and listening. Make listening your agenda instead of listening to respond. If you really listen, you will be giving someone else an enormous gift. It costs you nothing.Ask someone to help you. Some people need to be needed. Asking them to share their opinion, to share their ideas, or to share their experience proves you believe their thoughts and feelings are important. Totally free.Encouragement is free. You can support someone in their endeavor by reminding them that you believe in them even when they don’t. It’s sometimes all they need.You know how I feel about relationships. People need friends. They need human relationships. You can offer your friendship to someone who needs it without spending a dime (if you don’t want to). Knowing that someone cares for and about you is a deep human need, easily satisfied by a thoughtful action.All of the things on this list will improve your results because they improve your relationships. They directly improve who you are a person (and especially as a leader). None of them costs you anything other than the tiniest bit of effort and your time. But they produce outsized results.Don’t skip the questions.QuestionsWho are you going to say thank you to right now?Who are you going to recognize right now?Who are you going to offer to help tomorrow morning at 8:35 AM?Who are you going to sit and listen to with no agenda other than ensuring that they know they’ve been heard?Who are you going to call to ensure that they know you need their advice?Who is about to give up and needs an encouraging word?Who could use a real friend? 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
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Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Manila to host four ONE events in 2018 MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Lyceum will next brace for Emilio Aguinaldo College on Tuesday. /je View comments Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups 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 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netMaking it to the playoffs is one thing. Winning the championship is another.And CJ Perez knows that Lyceum’s 13-0 record doesn’t guarantee anything, especially the NCAA Season 93 title.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans “It doesn’t work that way. We may be 13-0, but that’s not a guarantee that we’ll be the champion,” he said after the Pirates escaped Perpetual, 94-83 on Thursday.The victory kept Lyceum unscathed and helped it achieve its first ever Final Four appearance with five games still left in its eliminations schedule.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 openingPerez remains the fulcrum to the Pirates’ success, but the energetic forward would rather share the spotlight to his teammates, especially to the Marcelino twins Jaycee and Jayvee.“Playing with these guys, my job just gets easier because the focus isn’t on me every time. They are really big on offense and defense and I don’t get tired because of them,” he said. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. For their part, the Marcelino brothers said that they are just doing what coach Topex Robinson has been asking from them, which is to provide the energy for the squad whenever they’re on the floor.“We’re happy that we’ll experience the Final Four in our rookie year, but we won’t stop working until we get our goal, which is the championship,” said Jaycee.Jayvee agreed, saying, “We’ll always work hard whenever we’re on the floor so that we’ll be an energetic team. We’ll continue working hard.”And that’s exactly what Perez wants from the Pirates: to continue striving for greatness.“We’re already there, but we still have to continue doubling the effort in our practice and in our games,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT
Xiaomi-backed brand Huami has made its India debut with the launch of two very aggressively priced and competently specced smartwatches, the Amazfit Bip and the Amazfit Stratos. While the Amazfit Bip is what you can call an entry-level offering, the Amazfit Stratos is a more premium affair that will also let users to switch bands. While the Amazfit Bip has been launched for Rs 5,499, the Amazfit Stratos will be available for buying for Rs 15,999. Both the smarwatches will be sold by Huami’s distribution partner PR Innovations Pvt. Ltd exclusively through online retail website Flipkart.The Amazfit Bip looks a lot like the Apple Watch in design, and sports a 1.28-inch always-on colour display with a resolution of 176×176 pixels and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection on top. It ships with 3-axis acceleration sensor, a barometer, an electronic compass, GPS, geomagnetic sensor, and optical (PPG) heart rate sensor. The smartwatch is also IP68-certified and can apparently last nearly a month on a single charge. Huami says that this can also be extended by fifteen days further using the device’s low-power mode.The Amazfit Bip will be available in as many as four colours: Onyx Black, Cinnabar Red, White Cloud and Kokoda Green.”We are excited to associate with Huami, and introduce two globally popular smartwatches to the India market. Huami’s Amazfit Stratos and Bip are equipped with superior technological capabilities and premium designs; these smartwatches provide consumers great value at a highly accessible price point. They are designed to enable consumers to understand their physiological data better and live more healthy, active and connected lives,” CP Khandelwal, who is founder of PR Innovations said.advertisementThe premier Amazfit Stratos meanwhile has a 1.34-inch always-on colour display with a resolution of 320×300 pixels. It ships with an air pressure sensor, ambient light sensor, barometer, geomagnetic sensor, gyroscope, an optical (PPG) heart rate sensor, and a 3-axis accelerometer. The 290mAh battery inside the Amazfit Stratos is claimed to offer 5 days of usage on single charge. It further boasts of 5ATM water resistance, which means that it is swim-proof and it will be available for buying in the colours Black.”The launch of the new range of Huami Amazfit Bip will address a key market and selection gap for smartwatches in the price range between Rs 3,000 and Rs. 15,000, where currently no major brands play. It’s competitive products at a customer-friendly prices with features like 45-day battery life is sure to bring in a brand-new proposition to consumers. We are sure this will be received well in the market,” Hari Kumar, senior director, Flipkart said.ALSO READ: Xiaomi Mi A2 India variant to support Quick Charge 4.0, will come in 4 colours
The highlight of activities marking this year’s observance of WTPD is the hosting of a public lecture. On Friday, November 8, Jamaica will join the rest of the international community in observing World Town Planning Day (WTPD), which will focus on expanding access to, and encouraging more efficient use of potable water.The day will be observed under the theme: ‘Water: Too much, too little, Unusable or in the wrong place’.The aim of WTPD is to promote a better understanding and awareness of planning issues at all levels of government among the population and to encourage greater private/ public partnership.Speaking at a JIS ‘Think Tank’ on October 31, Director of the Spatial Planning Division of the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), Leonard Francis, pointed out that World Town Planning Day facilitates a critical focus on water, its storage, use and availability, especially in light of the mitigating impact of Climate Change.The highlight of activities marking this year’s observance of WTPD is the hosting of a public lecture. Guest speaker will be Chairman of the National Housing Trust, Hon. Easton Douglas, who is also a Town Planner by profession.“He’ll be addressing water and its impact on the Jamaican settlement pattern and the country as a whole in development. He’ll also look at the planning process in Jamaica and will address development planning approval process,” he pointed out.Several other activities are planned, including an exhibition and visits to schools to discuss career in Planning; examining climate change and the importance of water; and an awards ceremony honouring stalwarts in the planning profession.Mr. Francis pointed out that NEPA has been promoting development that involve or integrate water recycling, water catchment and use. He stressed that greater effort will be made this year to find ways to address the availability and re-cycling of water.“Sometimes we have too much water in one place, sometimes we have too little and sometimes the water cannot be used. [Perhaps] at the end of it all, people will understand the importance of planning in the entire development process and the growth of the country; that there will be a move toward the recycling of water from the kitchen which can be treated and used to water your lawn and a host of other things,” he said.Four new Development Orders are currently being promulgated for the Negril/Green Island Area in Westmoreland and for the parishes of Portland, Trelawny and Manchester.Mr. Francis noted that these Orders will facilitate and guide the sustainable development in the areas they cover by designating prescribed spaces for recreational use, parking for the general public and the disabled, commercial use and for residential purposes.They will also address and make provisions for the preservation of environmentally sensitive and agricultural lands, proposed developments, the building of funeral homes and the location of cell towers. The day will be observed under the theme: ‘Water: Too much, too little, Unusable or in the wrong place’. Story Highlights World Town Planning Day will focus on expanding access to, and encouraging more efficient use of potable water.
“The declaration of a State of Public Emergency does not mean the suspension of the rule of law. The security forces are expected and have been directed to treat citizens with respect and protect the dignity and safety of all,” he said. Story Highlights Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, is assuring that citizens’ rights will be protected during the State of Public Emergency now in effect in the parish of St. James. Mr. Holness said crime and violence, in particular murders, have been escalating in the parish of St. James. “I have been advised by the security forces, in writing, that the level of criminal activity experienced, continued and threatened, is of such a nature and so extensive in scale as to endanger public safety,” he noted. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, is assuring that citizens’ rights will be protected during the State of Public Emergency now in effect in the parish of St. James.Speaking at a press conference at Jamaica House, today (January 18), Mr. Holness said while the security forces will have extraordinary powers and some rights are suspended, “this does not mean that the use of these extraordinary powers can be arbitrary or are beyond review”.“The declaration of a State of Public Emergency does not mean the suspension of the rule of law. The security forces are expected and have been directed to treat citizens with respect and protect the dignity and safety of all,” he said.Mr. Holness implored the public to cooperate with the security forces, adding that the operations may create some level of discomfort.“Now is the time, if you know where the guns are, please tell us; if you know where the criminals are, please tell us,” he said.The Prime Minister added that the reward for guns programme is still in effect, and that persons may call Crime Stop at 311 or the security forces hotline at 837-8888.Mr. Holness said crime and violence, in particular murders, have been escalating in the parish of St. James. “I have been advised by the security forces, in writing, that the level of criminal activity experienced, continued and threatened, is of such a nature and so extensive in scale as to endanger public safety,” he noted.He said the Government will continue with a “credible process” of communicating with the public. “We ask the press and the public to be understanding of the sensitivities of this matter,” he said.The Prime Minister pointed out that the Governor-General signed the Proclamation to effect the State of Public Emergency, and that the Proclamation has also been gazetted.Meanwhile, Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck, said the Constitution provides that a period of public emergency can be declared by proclamation if the Governor-General is satisfied that action has been taken or is immediately threatened by any person or body of persons of such a nature and on so extensive a scale as to be likely to endanger public safety.He said the Emergency Powers Act refers to the existence of a State of Public Emergency and empowers the Governor-General to make regulations during a period of public emergency.The Minister noted that the Emergency Powers Regulations 2018 will be tabled in Parliament during its next sitting, in accordance with the Emergency Powers Act.For his part, Minister of National Security, Hon. Robert Montague, appealed to the citizens of St. James for their full cooperation during the period.“Although there will be instances where some activities will be curtailed, as much as possible, we do not intend to stop the good citizens from doing what they are supposed to be doing in the normal scope of things. We need your full cooperation in moving forward in restoring peace and order, so that the good people can continue to contribute to the well-being of Jamaica,” he said.Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Rocky Meade, said the troops have been refreshed in their training on human rights and how to engage with citizens.“All citizens of Jamaica, including the violence producers, can feel safe in the hands of the military, as long as you are not threatening the troops. We are ensuring that we enforce the rule of law, that we disrupt gang activities, and the particular focus is on those that are responsible for murders, lotto scamming, trafficking of arms and guns, and extortion,” he said.He said all persons and vehicles using roads in and out of St. James may be subject to search, and individuals will be asked to provide information to verify their identity.“In support of the state of emergency, I have requested the call-out of the Jamaica National Reserves, and I have, since dawn this morning, deployed additional troops to St. James,” he said. He added that joint patrols will be carried out throughout the parish.Commissioner of Police, George Quallo, informed that last year, 335 murders were recorded in St. James. “This is almost twice that of any other parish, with Clarendon having 168 murders over the same period. There are numerous gangs operating in St. James,” he said.He pointed out that the gangs use murder as a tool to further their criminal interests, protect turf and incite fear.Mr. Quallo said the key operational objectives of the security forces are to disrupt the activities of the gangs, regularise the security environment, ensure the restoration of peace, the rule of law and the protection of the rights of citizens.During the State of Public Emergency, the security forces will have the power to search, curtail operating hours of business, enter places and detain persons without a warrant.
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SINGAPORE – Asian markets have bounced back from their retreat after the report of strong preliminary manufacturing data in Japan.KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 index jumped 0.5 per cent to 22,130.30 as a private survey suggested a recovery in manufacturing in October. The Shanghai Composite index, which closed more than 2 per cent lower on Tuesday, jumped 1.5 per cent to 2,634.50 and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index surged 0.9 per cent to 25,565.27. The Kospi in South Korea picked up 0.2 per cent to 2,109.66. Australia’s S&P-ASX 200 lost 0.1 per cent to 5,839.10. Shares were higher across the region apart from in Thailand.JAPAN FACTORY OUTLOOK: A rise in the preliminary, or “flash” purchasing manager’s index to 53.1 in October from 52.5 the month before raised hopes that recent sluggishness in manufacturing demand may have been transient. A revival in new export orders, to 51.7, a seven-month high, was viewed as especially good news given concerns over China-U.S. trade tensions. Readings above 50 in the survey indicate expansion.ANALYST’S VIEWPOINT: “Following a rather disappointing slew of PMI data over the third quarter, Japan’s manufacturing sector looks set to start Q4 on a more upbeat note. The latest survey indicated stronger expansions in all the key barometers of macroeconomic health,” Joe Hayes, economist at IHS Markit, which compiles the survey, said in a commentary.WALL STREET: U.S. indexes fell on Tuesday following a broad-sell off on softening growth in China and fears that tariff hikes are beginning to hurt corporate earnings. The S&P 500 index suffered its fifth-straight loss, dropping 0.6 per cent to 2,740.69. The Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 0.5 per cent to 25,191.43 and the Nasdaq composite fell 0.4 per cent to 7,437.54. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks was 0.8 per cent lower at 1,526.59.U.S. EARNINGS: Sentiment was dampened as large U.S. companies kicked off a busy earnings week with warnings of rising costs related to tariffs. Heavy equipment maker Caterpillar posted a larger profit and revenue than expected in the third quarter. But the company said Trump’s taxes on imported steel were driving up production costs, causing its shares to slip 7.6 per cent to $118.98. 3M, the maker of Post-it notes and ceramic coatings, reported disappointing revenues and said it anticipates about $100 million in extra costs next year. That sent its shares tumbling 4.4 per cent. The U.S. and China are locked in a trade dispute over technology and have raised tariffs on billions of dollars of each other’s goods.ENERGY: Oil futures rose after the opening of a high-profile investment conference in Saudi Arabia, amid controversy surrounding the killing of a dissident journalist. Benchmark U.S. crude added 13 cents to $66.56 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract rose 7 cents to settle at $66.43 a barrel in New York. Brent crude, used to price international oils, gained 30 cents to $76.74 per barrel. In the previous session, it dropped $3.39 to $76.44 a barrel.CURRENCIES: The dollar strengthened to 112.56 yen from 112.42 yen on Tuesday. The euro eased to $1.1472 from $1.1473.___AP Business Writer Alex Veiga contributed to this report.
Northern Health is working closely with physicians to communicate with patients and their families and minimize any disruptions. Northern Health appreciates the patience of patients, visitors and our staff, as we recover from this unexpected incident. DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Northern Health has confirmed a fire happened early Sunday morning at the Dawson Creek Hospital.The fire occurred in a utility area of the hospital, and damage was contained to a power source in that area. There was no damage to hospital infrastructure, and phones and power have been restored. Visitors to the hospital may notice an odour as the facility is still being ventilated.The hospital’s emergency department, inpatient areas, oncology services, laboratory and medical imaging departments are fully operational. Patients can continue to access these services as they normally would.