[Breaking] MHA Issues Unlock 3 Guidelines: Schools/ Colleges/Metro To Remain Closed; Gyms To Open From August 5

first_imgTop Stories[Breaking] MHA Issues Unlock 3 Guidelines: Schools/ Colleges/Metro To Remain Closed; Gyms To Open From August 5 LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK29 July 2020 7:22 AMShare This – xThe Ministry of Home Affairs has issued “Unclock 3” guidelines to be implemented outside Containment Zones which will come into effect from August 1, 2020 until August 31, 2020. Salient features of the new Unlock Guidelines include: Restrictions on movement of individuals during night (Night curfew) have been removedYoga institutes and gymnasiums will be allowed to open from August…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Ministry of Home Affairs has issued “Unclock 3” guidelines to be implemented outside Containment Zones which will come into effect from August 1, 2020 until August 31, 2020. Salient features of the new Unlock Guidelines include: Restrictions on movement of individuals during night (Night curfew) have been removedYoga institutes and gymnasiums will be allowed to open from August 5, 2020. A SOP for the same will be issued by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.Independence Day functions will be allowed with social distancing normsSchools, colleges and coaching institutions will remain closed till August 31, 2020.International air travel of passengers has been permitted in a limited manner under the Vande Bharat mission. Further opening up will take place in a calibrated manner. All activities, except the following, shall be permitted outside containment zones: Metro Rail;Cinema halls, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars, auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places;Social/ political/ sports/ entertainment/ academic/ cultural/ religious functions and other large congregations; Dates for opening of these will be decided separately, based on the assessment of the situation. It has been intimated that Lockdown shall continue to be implemented strictly in the Containment Zones till 31 August, 2020. Strict perimeter control shall be maintained in Containment Zones and only essential activities shall be allowed.The Centre has permitted States and UTs to prohibit certain activities outside the Containment zones, based on their assessment of the situation.Click Here To Download Order Read Order Next Storylast_img read more

What disruption means for financial institutions

first_imgIn today’s turbulent environment, every organization – including financial institutions – is susceptible to disruption.Disruptive innovation is an intuitive concept, mostly because we’ve seen the recent casualties of disruption:  Kodak, Blockbuster, Borders and Blackberry.  Most of us want to avoid a similar fate ourselves, or better yet, reap the benefits associated with being the disruptor.  Netflix, Amazon and Apple are prime examples. Disruptive innovation – or avoiding it – is now a widely embraced business imperative.The biggest competitive threats no longer come from within the industry. They’re the emerging players, technologies and alternative business models that seemingly crop up from out of nowhere.In the payments industry, there are numerous potential disruptions on the horizon that ride the trends of peer-to-peer lending, crowdfunding and fund raising.  Companies like Lending Club, Indiegogo and GoFundMe tap into these trends and are starting to chip away at traditional models.  Mobile payment platforms and alternative currencies like Bitcoin also create entirely new consumer experiences around transactions and represent cracks in the tried and true business models of yesterday. continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Barca, Real Madrid players begin virus testing

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians Players at Barcelona and Real Madrid started to undergo coronavirus tests on Wednesday as La Liga clubs planned to return to restricted training ahead of the proposed resumption of the season next month.Barca captain Lionel Messi and France international Antoine Griezmann were among players pictured arriving one by one in their cars at the club’s training centre early Wednesday morning. Players at Madrid, including Eden Hazard and Karim Benzema, also underwent health checks at Real’s training base on the outskirts of the city.Results from the coronavirus tests are typically known within 48 hours.The testing is part of the league’s strict medical protocol with which teams must comply before a return to training.Atletico Madrid, who will also carry out tests Wednesday, are aiming to resume training immediately the results are known, if all goes to plan.The first of a four-phase de-escalation programme announced by the Spanish government last week would allow players to initially train alone, with a maximum of six players allowed on the pitch. Players will be expected to arrive on club premises already in their kit and wear a mask and gloves when not training.After each session they will be given a bag with clothes for the next day.La Liga’s programme will then permit training in small groups before a return to larger team sessions.In the fourth and final phase, scheduled for early June, the government have said outside events can go ahead when attended by fewer than 400 people.La Liga is proposing to complete its season behind closed doors, with games starting again in the middle of June. “People’s health is paramount, so we have a comprehensive protocol to safeguard the health of everyone involved as we work to restart La Liga,” league president Javier Tebas said on Monday.“Circumstances are unprecedented, but we hope to start playing again in June and finish our 19/20 season this summer.”Spain has been one of the worst-hit countries in the world by the coronavirus pandemic, with almost 26,000 deaths in the country according to the latest figures on Wednesday.Tags: BarcelonaCoronavirus TestsCOVID-19La Liga ReturnReal Madridlast_img read more

Ighalo: I’ll walk off if racially abused

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U EPL: Red Devils attack Palace Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo has said he is prepared to walk off the pitch if he is racially abused again in his career, after revealing he was called “all sorts of names” by an opposition player in China.Ighalo, on loan from Shanghai Shenhua, reported the abuse to the Chinese FA, but after no action was taken he decided to “let it go”. The 30-year-old, who has called for “justice to be done” following George Floyd’s death in US police custody, now said he would be ready to take further action should he be subjected to racist abuse on the football pitch.“If it happens to me I would report it to the referee and see what they do, but if they don’t take action about it then I’m going to walk off because it should not be done to any player or anyone in the world,” he told Sky Sports News.“In one game in China I got called all sorts of names and after the game, I didn’t shake his hand. I walked straight into the dressing room, I was angry, I reported it to the FA.“I didn’t press forward with it, I just let it go because I’m just this kind of guy. I don’t like to drag issues out. But I don’t think it should be condoned in any country.“Nobody should condone racism,” said Ighalo. “We are all human. Despite the colour of our skin, we are all the same, we live in the same world, the same life. “I don’t condone racism, but at the same time, I don’t condone riots.“It didn’t start today, it’s not going to end today. It’s going to take time. We are hoping this situation can change the narrative and make it more limited. It’s going to reduce it to a minimum.“We are fighting now so that for the next generation it will be cut off, finally.“We have to start from the younger generation, educate them, let them see that all humans are the same. We should fight for humanity not colours.”Tags: ChinaChinese FAManchester UnitedOdion IghaloShanghai Shenhualast_img read more

Simi Valley man dies in car crash

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A Simi Valley man who died in a single-car crash on Madera Road near Vista Lago Drive might have fallen asleep and let his auto drift off the road, Simi Valley police said Friday. Evan Salgado, 22, died at Simi Valley Hospital of critical head and chest injuries shortly after the 7:30 a.m. crash, according to a police report. Police said Salgado was driving northbound on Madera Road when his vehicle veered off the road and hit a traffic signal pole. Officers investigating the incident are asking anyone who saw the crash to call them at 805-583-6921. last_img read more

Mevagh Notes: Brush up on skills and hobbies with wide range of local classes

first_imgEssential IT – Get support, particularly farmers, with online form filling. Two places still remaining on our Tuesday evening course from 7pm to 10pm and running for a further 3 weeks. Cost is FREE. Contact the Centre to reserve your place.Mevagh Craft Group – continue to meet every Thursday morning from 10:30am to 12:30pm in the Centre. Come along and share skills such as knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, sewing and quilting. New members are always welcome. Drop-in’s welcome. Cost €3.Busy Bees – Parent, Baby and Toddler Group for babies to 5-year-olds – meet every Friday morning from 10:00am – 12:00 noon, so why not bring your little tots along for a morning of fun. Cost €3 per family. Busy Bees AGM will take place on Friday 8th November at 11.30am. New committee to be formed and planning activities, all welcome. Additional needs support group – for parents of children with additional needs will have coffee morning on Wednesday 6th November at 10-11.30am. Contact Úna for more information.Club Óige Mhíobhaigh / Mevagh Youth Club – are back on Thursday 7th November 7.30-9pm.Study Club / Drop in starting on Friday 8th November 2-4pm. Get homework out of the way and have the weekend to yourself! Supervised, with snacks provided.Other Notes: Citizens Information: if you need help in accessing your social rights or entitlements call into Milford Public Services Centre or call 076 1075450. Assisting with grants, appeals, social welfare entitlements, health issues, housing grants, education & employment. No appointment necessary.Mevagh Notes: Brush up on skills and hobbies with wide range of local classes was last modified: November 1st, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Learn to Negotiate and Close

first_imgRelated Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting bernard lunn Tags:#Gritty Entrepreneurs#NYT#start#StartUp 101 A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img This is one post/chapter in a serialized book called Startup 101. For the introduction and table of contents, please click here.“It ain’t over till the fat lady sings” means that nothing happens until you get the signature on the contract. That is when the money gets wired. Deals often get derailed. They drift, and then nothing happens. Or a competitor comes in and snatches the prize from you. That is why a “closer,” someone who can seal the deal, is so prized.For enterprise systems, closing is a core competency. For Web ventures, you may need the skill less. But when you do need it (to raise money or win over a big strategic partner), you really need it. And you cannot delegate negotiating and closing. You can get advisors, but as the entrepreneur/CEO, you have to make the big calls. So, in this chapter we aim to distill a few libraries’ worth of books on negotiating and closing into a few points for the busy entrepreneur.Four Points on Negotiation and ClosingTwo ears, one mouth,Wait until you hear them scream,Use tension to your advantage,Imagine the press conference.Deals are deals. The deal could be securing an enterprise-wide contract for your software, raising a Series A VC round, selling your venture, or doing a big partnership deal. We tend to use the language of “buyer” and “seller” when discussing these four points, but they can apply to any kind of deal.Two Ears, One MouthThis is the simplest and most important sales lesson: listen. It also means keep quiet. No golden oratory, no gift of the gab, no persuasive speeches. Just listen to what the customer wants and let them reveal their needs and negotiating position. Then work out how to present what you have to meet those needs. Or decide that they are not the one to focus on and move on to a better a prospect.Silence is very awkward socially. We are all brought up to fill these awkward moments with some type of conversation. Good negotiators use silence to great advantage.Let’s say you have just proposed a valuation to your investor. The investor looks at you with a blank stare. Time ticks by and you think the deal has gone south. You start to think, “Oh no, we blew it and started too high.” More time ticks by. You could stammer something about it “all being negotiable, of course” or just keep silent and wait for him to say something. It is, after all, his turn to speak, and he will probably say something.When someone agrees with you, shut up. When the contract is about to be signed, shut up, or talk about the weather. You can derail a good deal by raising more issues than need to be raised.It is a simple mantra: you have two ears and only one mouth. Use them accordingly. If in doubt, shut up!Wait Until You Hear Them ScreamWhen I managed a six-person sales team selling financial trading systems on Wall Street, there was one guy who was consistently the best performer. He was also, by all other visible metrics, the worst salesperson. His presentations were rambling and verged on incoherent. His writing style would have given my old English teacher apoplexy. He was consistently abrupt, almost rude, to all concerned. He came in late, left early, and took long, expensive lunches.I was really interested to find out what he was doing right. I do not believe that luck is a consistent reason for success. He must have been doing something really, really well, because everything visible he was doing was being done very badly.I discovered that the thing he was doing right was qualifying his prospects with great care and discipline. We all know we should do that, but very few salespeople do it well at all. We think sales is all about hard work, persistence, determination, and all those other good Protestant work ethics. So, we drive relentlessly on, calling each prospect for the umpteenth time.This guy on my team waited until he could see that a customer’s need was real and urgent. He waited till he could hear them scream. He then looked for an indicator that we had an edge in the deal, some unfair advantage.His laziness was a bit of an act. In reality, he was a tireless networker. That is what all those long, expensive lunches were about. However, he worked to create a sense of equality among, and respect for, his customers. Salespeople are usually all too ready to get on their knees for that all-powerful buyer or investor with the big budget or fund. The buyer won’t respect that salesperson and will ignore five of their calls, assured he will find another seller.Yes, it is a bit of a power game. The game is easy to play if you work for its most powerful player. But it is hardest to play when times are tough and you are behind in your revenue targets, or when your venture is running out of cash.One way of checking for urgency is to see how much effort the prospect is putting into your relationship. You have to be able to see some equality of effort. Calling five times before the prospect returns your call is not equality. If you send reams of information and give multiple presentations, but the prospect won’t fill in a detailed requirements questionnaire, that is not equality of effort. With every call, you want the prospect to do something. If this does not happen, then they are not screaming loud enough, and you should move on to your next opportunity.Make sure you have a live one by waiting for them to scream. Make your prospect do some work before you get too excited.Using Tension to Your AdvantageIf you sell big-ticket deals, you don’t need that many to reach your revenue targets. If you are getting venture capital to power your dreams, you may need to close only one deal for your venture to succeed. But these deals take a long time to close, almost never less than three months and often twelve months or more. By the time you enter the “closing zone,” you and your teammates have expended a lot of time and energy, your company is relying on you to close the deal, and you are starting to think about what you will do once the deal closes.This is an exhilarating, scary, dangerous time. Exhilarating because you are so close to a big “high five” success. Scary because if you lose now when you can almost taste success, the disappointment will be bitter. Dangerous because a smart buyer could easily exploit your intense desire to close the deal and force major concessions out of you.Donald Trump (the real-estate developer), in his book “The Art of the Deal,” talks about guiding the other side to the point that they really want the deal and think it is in the bag. Then he backs off and demands major concessions. Smart buyers everywhere have learned some variation of this tactic.This is when you get a knot in your stomach and may witness table-banging and raised voices. All of this unpleasant stuff is good news. Experienced deal closers recognize these as signs that a deal is closing. The absence of these signs is actually a cause for concern!One thread running through all good negotiations is some sign of real pain from the buyer that leaves you confident you are not leaving too much money on the table. Of course, the buyer knows you will be looking for this and will send signals that you have reached their limit. The skill comes in differentiating between fake pain, as in “This is well above our budget, and my boss will kill me if I agree,” and the real thing. The buyer will also be looking for the same signs from you.Losing your temper is usually not good. It implies a lack of control and usually signals fear and weakness rather than strength. However, sometimes it can be very effective. Negotiators use many tactics to simulate table-banging without killing the deal. You can use the old good cop/bad cop routine, or the “My intransigent boss will never agree to this” line, or you could use a stalking horse to lay down a negotiating line.Your tactic will depend on the specifics of the sale, but the one constant is that when your stomach gets in a knot, you have probably entered the closing zone, and that is good. We were engineered for fight or flight for a reason!Imagine the Press ConferenceEarly on in a big complex sale, take time for a bit of day-dreaming. Imagine the press conference in which the CEO or partner of the company you are selling to announces the project to the press.Perhaps you think day-dreaming is rather self-indulgent. Perhaps this is some variant of the old “think positive” reinforcement.Actually, this is a very practical, strategic selling tool.Complex sales are… well, complex. As if you were in the middle of a chess game, your brain can hurt and you may not see the forest for the trees. You are probably juggling internal politics, resource constraints, pressure from partners, competitive moves, and customer politics… and that’s before you’ve had lunch!You need a way to stay focused on what really matters. You need to know the single over-riding motivation of your decision-maker. This is the story your decision-maker will tell at the press conference when the deal is done. He will say why his great initiative will have a big effect on one of his company’s key strategic objectives and why he was smart enough to select the one vendor that was ideal for the project.Unless you know this story, you will be shooting in the dark.To cut your way through the complexity of enterprise sales, you need to simplify. Select the person who is the key decision-maker. Understand what is important to him. Find the one big reason why he wants to do this project. Select the one reason why he will announce that your company is the right vendor.In long sales cycles, take time to imagine the press conference. Use this to get clarity on the key “ones”: one decision-maker, one business driver, and one vendor selection driver. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

Normal life remains affected in Kashmir, main markets shut, public transport off roads

first_imgNormal life remained affected in Kashmir for the 80th consecutive day on Wednesday with main markets shut and public transport off the roads, officials said. Some shops opened for a few hours early in the morning in some areas, including in the commercial hub of Lal Chowk in the city here, but downed their shutters around 11 am, they said. The officials said main markets and other business establishments were however shut. Private transport was plying and the number of vehicles was higher than Sunday, leading to traffic jams at various spots in the city, they said. Auto-rickshaws and a few inter-district cabs were also seen plying in some areas of the Valley, they added. However, the other modes of public transport were off the roads. There was huge rush of private vehicles in some areas of the city, including commercial hub of Lal Chowk and Jehangir Chowk, causing massive traffic jams in some areas, prompting authorities to press in more police personnel to regulate the movement of the vehicles, the officials said. Internet services — across all platforms — continued to be snapped in the Valley, they said.Schools and colleges were open, but students stayed away as parents continued to keep their wards at home due to apprehensions about their safety, the officials said.Also Read J&K lockdown: why govt has still not produced orders concerned, asks SC   While landline and postpaid mobile phone services have been restored across the Valley, all internet services continue to remain suspended since August 5 when the Centre announced its decision to abrogate Article 370 of the Constitution and divide the state into two union territories. Most of the top level and second rung separatist politicians have been taken into preventive custody while mainstream leaders, including two former chief ministers — Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti, have been either detained or placed under house arrest. Another former chief minister and sitting Lok Sabha MP from Srinagar Farooq Abdullah has been arrested under the controversial Public Safety Act, a law enacted by his father and National Conference founder Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah in 1978 when he was the chief minister.last_img read more

Blake Griffin misses another playoff game due to sore knee

first_imgAlthough not in uniform for Game 1 against the Bucks, Griffin received a technical foul while on the bench in the third quarter for protesting teammate Andre Drummond’s ejection. Drummond was issued a Flagrant 2 foul when he shoved Bucks’ MVP candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo to the ground with both hands after Antetokounmpo grabbed an offensive rebound. The Bucks led by 41 at the time.Griffin averaged 24.5 points during the regular season to lead the Pistons.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Antetokounmpo’s 2nd half explosion leads Bucks past Pistons for 2-0 lead He took part in light drills at Wednesday morning’s shoot around while wearing a heavy brace on his leg. He had been listed as questionable and had been openly lobbying coach Dwane Casey to let him return to the court.Casey said before tipoff Wednesday that Griffin has good days and bad, and the knee might different at different times of the day.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“He’s got the situation with his knee where there’s good days and bad days,” Casey said before Wednesday’s game. “It may feel good in the morning and feel bad at night. He wants to go and I want him to go, but it’s a medical decision. Hopefully, at some point, he can go.”After missing three games with a sprained knee, Griffin returned on April 5 against Oklahoma City and scored 45 points. However, he experienced recurring swelling in the knee and struggled two nights later against Charlotte. He played limited minutes against Memphis on April 9 and sat out the regular-season finale against New York the next night. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles MOST READ Detroit Pistons’ Blake Griffin, right, watches from the bench during the first half of Game 1 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Milwaukee Bucks, Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)MILWAUKEE — Detroit Pistons’ big man Blake Griffin was out of the lineup for the second game of the team’s first round playoff series against the Milwaukee Bucks.Griffin sat out Game 1 of the series with left knee soreness. The Pistons lost the opener by 35 points. They also lost Game 2 to trail 0-2.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated View commentslast_img read more