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first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Senior Flyers held their annual awards ceremony on Saturday evening.The Flyers had a phenomenal 2015-2016 hockey season, winning the Coy Cup for the second year in a row. The victory helped soften the blow after the team was disqualified from the North Peace Hockey League playoffs after a mix-up with their roster.A total of eight awards were handed out on Saturday. Jeff Shipton was named the team’s Playoff MVP, while Rick Cleaver was deemed the team’s Most Valuable Player during the regular season. Cleaver was also the team’s Top Scorer during last season’s campaign. At the other end of the rink, Brady Busche got the nod as the Flyers’ Top Defensive Player.- Advertisement -Former Fort St. John Huskies goaltender Travis McLean picked up the Rookie of the Year trophy. As far as gentlemen go, Joey Massingham was awarded the team’s Most Gentlemanly Player trophy. The team’s Most Dedicated and Most Popular player awards were handed out to Andrew Payou and Troy Hunt respectively. Flyers Most Dedicated Player Andrew Payou. Photo by Chris Newton. Flyers Most Dedicated Player Andrew Payou. Photo by Chris Newton. Flyers Best Defensive Player Brady Busche. Photo by Chris Newton. Flyers Best Defensive Player Brady Busche. Photo by Chris Newton. Flyers Playoff MVP Jeff Shipton. Photo by Chris Newton. Flyers Playoff MVP Jeff Shipton. Photo by Chris Newton. Flyers Rookie Of The Year Travis MacLean. Photo by Chris Newton. Flyers Rookie Of The Year Travis MacLean. Photo by Chris Newton. The Fort St. John Senior Flyers team trophies. Photo by Chris Newton. The Fort St. John Senior Flyers team trophies. Photo by Chris Newton.last_img read more


first_img 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 Web-based advertising platforms provide you applicants by allowing them to find jobs they’d be interested in, and they make it easy for a candidate to send you their resume by simply clicking a link. This tends to increase the number of candidates that reply to your posted position while simultaneously reducing the overall quality; many people without the right skills will apply based only on the advertised compensation.I start with three segments of candidates.A-List CandidatesIf a candidate has industry-related experience and a strong sales history, they make the A-List. Understanding the industry is an indication that they know how things work, that they have experience in having business discussions around the industry, and that they have contacts that may allow speed to results (even though this isn’t always true).B-List CandidatesIf a candidate doesn’t have the requisite industry experience, but has the sales history, they make it into the second stack. Sales skills are transferable, especially if the sales person has been trained, coached, and developed by their prior organizations.If you have the ability to teach and train a salesperson in your industry, there are excellent candidates that possess the mindset and the skill set necessary to succeed. It is a mistake not to consider candidates from this group. It’s a bigger mistake to trade industry experience for the attributes that allow someone to succeed, but that is the most common mistake people make when hiring. What feels like a shortcut is often a dead end.C- List CandidatesThis is the stack of resumes from people who lack industry experience and also have no experience in sales.Unless you are prepared to train salespeople from scratch, and unless you have the training and development resources to train people with absolutely no experience, this list isn’t the right place to hire from. It is a mistake, and it is wrong to hire salespeople with no experience if you cannot train, coach, and develop them. It is unfair to them, and it is why so many young people sour on sales.The 20-Minute Meet and GreetI never interview a candidate from any list without first doing a 20-minute phone interview. There is no reason to commit to spending an hour with someone who is clearly wrong for you and your company. Your time is best reserved for people who appear to be a good fit.It helps to consider the best candidates from your A-List and your B-List for these 20-minute interviews. You don’t want to overlook a potential future star because they don’t have industry experience. You also don’t want to hire someone who is a project if you have an A-List candidate available.Hiring isn’t easy, and it is better to see more people than fewer. This strategy allows you to look at more candidates, and build a pool of those who are likely the best fit.last_img read more


first_imgMuscat-based marine engineer Amrit Sarkar who boarded Qatar Airways’ flight No QR 294 will forever remember his flight from Doha to Kolkata all his life as you don’t always have the privilege of being co-passenger of world’s best footballer Lionel Messi.However for Sarkar, it will be a regret all his life as he was late in taking his SLR camera out which could have given an opportunity to have a snap that will be forever etched in his memory.The wildlife photographer and enthusiast, couldn’t click a photograph Messi was surrounded by hordes of airport officials before being taken out of the airport discreetly.”Oh My God, was my first reaction when I saw Messi just hands away from me. I was just completing my check-out formalities when a noise diverted my attention to short fellow.”He was wearing a white T-shirt and a grey shorts with a pair of flip-flops. He was extremely casual. I could not believe my eyes when I saw the legend just near me. But by the time I could take out my SLR camera he had disappeared,” Sarkar said, at the airport lobby, waiting for his in-laws.He said he will always regret this moment in life.”Never had I thought I would land up in the same flight as Messi. At the Doha aiport though we felt that there was something. The aiport officials started the security check pretty early. We were made to board the flight about half-an hour in advance. Everybody felt that something was happening but we didn’t know what exactly it was. But we never imagined that it’s all for Messi. The flight left at the scheduled 7:40 pm local time and it was on time,” Sarkar said.advertisement”He was in the business class on the same floor as it was a small flight. But we did not have any clue that Messi was sitting next to us. No wonder that so many people have gathered here even in this odd hour of 3:15 am.””It’s a lost opportunity,” but Sarkar said he would like to make it up for it by booking the tickets for the Argentina vs Venezuela match on Friday.When told that tickets are still available for the international friendly, Sarkar appeared excited.”I did not know that the whole Argentina team is here. It will be a lifetime opportunity for me. I will book the tickets once I reach my in-laws place,” Sarkar signed off.last_img read more


Source:https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306453018301963 By Dr. Ananya Mandal, MDDec 19 2018A new study has shown that overactive immune systems may be the trigger that gives rise to chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). The study results were published in the latest issue of the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology.The team of researchers from the King’s College London looked at the connection between sensitive immune system and CFS. Chronic fatigue syndrome is associated with long term fatigue that refuses to go away even after the infection is controlled.Alice Russell, a psychiatrist at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) who works with CFS or myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) says, “For the first time, we have shown that people who are prone to develop a CFS-like illness have an overactive immune system, both before and during a challenge to the immune system… Our findings suggest that people who have an exaggerated immune response to a trigger may be more at risk of developing CFS.”The team explains that CFS or ME is a condition that manifests as fatigue that refuses to go away that makes people unable to perform their daily activities. Patients spend their time sleeping or laying bed. The condition affects around 17 to 24 million individuals worldwide who are often not diagnosed and seldom treated. Research in this area is fairly recent they explain. The team now finds that the immune system has a lot to do with the condition and it is not a psychological condition as believed earlier.The researchers looked at a model that can mimic the symptoms of CFS to understand its cause. They included 55 patients with Hepatitis C and these patients were given Interferon alfa as part of their treatment. Interferon alfa is the standard treatment for Hepatitis C and mimics the effects of the immune system when it goes into an overdrive to fight an infection. Interferon alfa can cause fatigue as a side effect and even after the therapy is completed, the drug can cause long lasting fatigue that is similar to CFS.The team noted that 18 of the patients did not recover from the symptoms of fatigue long after the treatment. These patients had similar levels of fatigue as other patients before their treatment started. However their fatigue symptoms worsened and lasted longer than others once the treatment began and then was completed. They found that the fatigue in these patients was linked to a greater immune response compared to the other patients. This means that in some individuals the immune systems are “primed” so that they give an exaggerated response to infections and this can lead to long lasting fatigue, they write. Six months after the treatment was completed, these patients still complained of fatigue.Related StoriesThioredoxin antioxidant could soon be used to improve cancer treatmentSleep quality and fatigue among women with premature ovarian insufficiencyScientists discover rare autoimmune disease triggered by testicular cancerThe researchers were surprised to note that the immune systems of the 54 patients with CFS were similar to 57 individuals who were healthy controls. This means that once the condition develops, the differences in the immune system are no longer detectable, the authors of the study explain. This could be the reason why CFS is difficult to diagnose, the team explains.Co-author Carmine Pariante, an expert in biological psychiatry at King’s College says, “A better understanding of the biology underlying the development of CFS is needed to help patients suffering with this debilitating condition. Although screening tests are a long way off, our results are the first step in identifying those at risk and catching the illness in its crucial early stages.”Authors write in their concluding remarks, “In conclusion, findings from this study support the hypothesis that abnormal immune mechanisms are important in CFS, but only early in the course of the illness, around the time of the trigger, rather than when the syndrome is established…Moreover, our study confirms the importance of the acute fatigue response to the trigger, rather than of the recovery period preceding the illness.”According to Dr Neha Issar-Brown, of the Medical Research Council (MRC), “: CFS/ME is a serious condition and its underpinning biology is poorly understood… Encouragingly, this work sheds light on potential mechanisms of immune dysregulation underlying early stages of chronic fatigue syndrome… The MRC strongly encourages more research to better understand this condition in order to address an area of unmet clinical need.” MRC funded this study. read more


The Baltimore, Maryland-based company said it had contacted law enforcement and outside consultants after learning of the breach.Under Armour said it learned on March 25 of the breach of its MyFitnessPal application, which enables users to track activity and calorie intake using a smartphone.It said an unauthorized party obtained usernames, email addresses, and “hashed” passwords, which make it harder for a hacker to ascertain.The hack did not affect social security numbers, drivers licenses or credit card data, according to the company.”The company’s investigation is ongoing, but indicates that approximately 150 million user accounts were affected by this issue,” a statement said.Users were being notified by email and messaging to update settings to protect account information.The attack is the latest affecting companies with large user bases such as Yahoo, retailer Target and credit reporting agency Equifax. Sports gear maker Under Armour said Thursday a data breach of its fitness application was hacked, affecting some 150 million user accounts. Sports gear maker Under Armour says its fitness application was hacked, affecting some 150 million users Explore further Citation: Under Armour says 150 mn affected in data breach (2018, March 30) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-03-armour-mn-affected-breach.html 2013 hack hit all 3 billion Yahoo accounts: company This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. © 2018 AFP read more