WorkSafe fines six northeast companies

first_imgSix companies in northeast B.C. have been fined under WorkSafe B.C. regulations.According to the 2010 report, 256 penalties were enforced by the safety regulator. Last year’s fines totaled $3,163,898. The penalties were handed out to employers, for violating B.C.’s Occupational Health and Safety Regulation and the Workers Compensation Act.The six companies across northeast B.C., including two from Fort St. John, had more than $100,000 in fines levied against them. The largest fine was imposed on a company east of Tumbler Ridge after a worker was struck by a tree. The company was fined $68,927.- Advertisement -Penalties are issues by WorkSafeBC where there has been a serious and/or repeated violation of occupational health and safety laws and regulations.The full list of companies fined in 2010 can be viewed below.last_img read more

Trump hugs ex-A’s catcher Suzuki, who wears MAGA hat during White House visit

first_imgThe lasting image of the world champion Washington Nationals’ visit to the White House on Monday was President Trump’s awkward hug of former A’s catcher Kurt Suzuki.Trump, though, can be forgiven for his unbridled show of affection toward Suzuki, whodonned a “Make America Great Again” hat after being summoned to the podium by the president.Kurt Suzuki of the Washington Nationals pops MAGA hat on as Trump calls him up to the mic.— The Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) …last_img read more

Why Sales Managers Need the Sales Manager’s Survival Guide From Dave Brock – Episode #73

first_imgTweets you can use to share this episodeSales managers are some of the least equipped people in the industryClick To TweetHow many potential customers exist in your sales territory? Do you know?Click To TweetSubscribe toIn the ArenaApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsAndroidby EmailRSSOr subscribe with your favorite app by using the address below Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 43:35 — 40.0MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSS“Sales managers are one of the least equipped roles in business.”That is what Dave Brock says when he looks over the sales landscape. That’s one of the main reasons he wrote “The Sales Manager’s Survival Guide,” available now on Amazon and other Bookstores. The book is formatted into easily digestible, short chapters that enable you to keep the book on your desk as a quick reference guide to the sales scenarios you face day to day with clients and with your sales team. In this conversation, you get a great peek into the contents of the book and what Dave hopes to happen your sales management because of it.Why Sales Managers Need the Sales Manager’s Survival Guide From Dave Brock – Episode #73Click To TweetSales managers are some of the least equipped people in the industry.When the sales manager doesn’t know what he’s doing the entire team and the entire organization suffers. It’s an obvious fact, but what’s not so obvious is that very few sales managers have been adequately trained to know how to actually BE a sales manager. That’s a fundamental premise of Dave Brock’s book and in this conversation you’ll hear him defend the statement and give examples of why sales managers need help in knowing how to do things like establishing a cadence in their sales cycle, review their sales pipeline, and hold sales executives accountable in good ways. You will gain a good deal from this conversation so be sure you take the time to listen.A field manual for sales managers to up the entire team’s sales game.When you’re in the midst of a difficult situation with a member of your sales team, you don’t want to be ignorant of what to do or how to think about what’s going on. That’s why Dave Brock wrote “The Sales Manager’s Survival Guide” in a short chapter, easy to reference format. He wants you to be able to find the solutions to your situations quickly and have the experience of a “sales coach” at your fingertips. If you haven’t grabbed a copy of the book yet, you’ve got to get one right now. You can find it in the links on the show notes page for this episode.A field manual for sales managers to up the entire team’s sales gameClick To TweetHow many potential customers exist in your territory? Do you know?Part of doing a good review of a sales professional’s strategy is to assess how many of the organization’s target clients exist within their sales territory. It’s a surefire way of understanding the breadth of the prospects the salesperson has to call and visit. Every sales manager should be able to instruct their sales force how to do that kind of assessment and make the most of the results. On this episode of In The Arena, Dave Brock walks through that type of assessment and explains how it helps the entire organization remain organized, active, and accountable.Sales accountability: The uncomfortable but needed asset in sales.Many sales organizations are lax when it comes to the kind of accountability that generates active pursuit of prospects and increase in sales revenue. One of the reasons accountability is such a difficult task for most sales managers is because they’ve not established clear expectations in terms of the number of leads in the sales pipeline, the timing and duration of the typical sales cycle, and what steps should be taken to move prospects through the cycle in a reasonable amount of time. Dave Brock lays it out for us on this episode.Sales accountability: The uncomfortable but needed asset in salesClick To TweetOutline of this great episode The reason Anthony invited Dave Brock back to the show. The feedback Dave is getting from his book so far. What Anthony likes best about Dave’s book: the easy use format. The need for training for sales managers and middle sales leaders. What is cadence and what is the value of it? Why sales managers struggle to do a proper pipeline review. Accountability in sales and why it’s often avoided by sales managers. Dave’s current work on another project: The Sales Executive’s Survival Guide. How do we deal with the overwhelming complexity we face in business today?Our Sponsors:Heroic Public Speaking – Michael Port’s incredible public speaking programThe Only Sales Guide You’ll Ever NeedResources & Links mentioned in this – Dave’s blog. Contact him to get the sales competency model.Toastmasters0997560207 The theme song “Into the Arena” is written and produced by Chris Sernel. You can find it on SoundcloudConnect with AnthonyWebsite: www.TheSalesBlog.comYoutube: Plus: read more

Matildas’ World Cup exit is no disgrace; let’s avoid knee-jerk reactions

first_imgShare on Messenger Share via Email comment Topics Read more Share on LinkedIn Women’s football is at the beginning of an explosion. Over the past two years, some of the giant clubs of the world game – with revenues approaching billions – have belatedly discovered the women’s game.In Italy, for the first time nearly 40,000 spectators watched a Juventus women’s team take on rivals Fiorentina. In Spain, more than 60,000 watched Atlético Madrid play Barcelona. In the Uefa Women’s Champions League in recent seasons players such as Ada Hegerberg, Vivianne Miedema or Pernille Harder have announced themselves to the world.Of the nine European nations involved at France 2019, eight qualified for the knockout stages, with only Scotland missing out courtesy a giant VAR-sized asterisk. In coming months many of Australia’s stars will be announced at some of Europe’s top clubs – the era of players like Kerr in the W-League is over.While fans naturally only see a tournament exit through the prism of their team’s own heartbreak, it’s important to step back and genuinely contemplate whether an incredibly hard-working and well-organised Norway deserved to have been eliminated either.For Australia, the coup de grâce may have come from ice-cold Scandinavians via the penalty spot, but the body blows had accumulated throughout the tournament, and arguably well before then.The loss to Italy, albeit via a 95th-minute winner, was a canary in the coal mine. At 1-0 up the Matildas simply failed to dictate the play, to control the match. Milicic spoke of his side’s impatience or anxiety in possession. Passes from the back put a makeshift midfield under pressure. Turnovers in midfield put a creaking defence under heat.Against Brazil the Matildas brought the battle, against Jamaica the clinical urgency. But the composed fluidity the coach desired never arrived.Knee-jerk analyses will provide easy answers. Milicic failed, the players failed, FFA failed with its whole bungling of the Alen Stajcic sacking. But how to answer bigger questions such as why Australia’s central defensive stocks were so parlously threadbare? Read more Women’s World Cup Women’s football ‘It sucks to go out on penalties’: Matildas rally round Sam Kerr after shootout miss Matildas For a deflated Ante Milicic post-match, the Matildas’ round of 16 elimination was the kind of kick in the teeth that makes you question your involvement in football. “I’ve been involved with games as a player, a coach, sitting at home watching games and I won’t fall in love with the game after tonight,” the coach said. “Gee that’s hurt me.”As World Cup exits go it was particularly devastating. Here is a group of players, beloved for their ability to persevere irrespective of the off-field dramas threatening to engulf them; a coach considered one of Australia’s most promising; and a captain, a genuinely world-class striker, looking to drag Australia with her to the apex of world football. Women’s World Cup 2019 Share on Twitter Australia sport Share on WhatsApp Share on Facebook What are the development pathways from NPL to W-League level; can a 14-game domestic season compete internationally; is there sufficient elite-level investment happening in Australia to keep stride with a rapidly-awakening Europe?The detailed, forensic dissection of this campaign and its key takeaways can’t be drafted in 140 characters or summarised in a two-minute segment on TV – it requires weeks, possibly months.More tangible in the immediate term though is the heartbreak felt by the Matildas themselves. Players such as Kyah Simon or Laura Alleway, for whom injury meant no part in the tournament. Players like Steph Catley or Caitlin Foord and their 21 compatriots who ran countless kilometres, travelled countless more, and rarely at the time of asking were found wanting.“It’s heartbreaking,” said Foord. “We came here to win the World Cup and that dream is over now.” Read more Norway 1-1 Australia (4-1 on pens): Women’s World Cup player ratings Share on Pinterest Matildas bow out having failed to capitalise on glimmers of promise But then there was a penalty decision, inexplicably overturned, and a red card, inconceivably awarded. Despite major decisions going against them, 11 women in gold simply refused to let their chance at World Cup glory be unjustly taken away.Back up off the canvas, from 2-0 down against Brazil and contemplating elimination the Matildas triumphantly announced themselves under Milicic. A fleeting moment of joie de vivre was so perfectly captured by Sam Kerr’s “suck on that” epigram, which briefly threatened as a launchpad for something special.And while against Norway the Matildas burnished their reputation with courageous, high-speed, high-technique attacks – as they have throughout every game at the tournament – they also offered reminders in almost equal proportion that this team never properly hit its straps.Like Wordsworth’s Prelude, the Matildas under Milicic were a stunning promise of something much greater to come. The deep frustration was that it never did.Milicic spoke repeatedly with near paternal reverence for the football brain of Elise Kellond-Knight – the midfield metronome who would act as the on-field heartbeat of his philosophy, controlling play, shielding the defence, dictating tempo.The only Australian selected by Fifa’s technical study group in back-to-back World Cup All-Star teams never started a match in her preferred midfield role. Niggling injuries blighted Kellond-Knight’s campaign, as they did the Matildas generally, with defensive continuity most obviously affected.As Milicic patiently reminded us, his team out-possessed, out-passed, out-created their opponents throughout the tournament. This wasn’t a squad built to merely out-scrap more fancied opponents: it wanted to out-football them.Perhaps it was hubristic of Milicic to think he could imprint all this in just five months. In fairness, he was only playing the cards he was handed by Football Federation Australia. But as the critics back home clamber over each other in the rush towards incandescently obvious “solutions”, Australian football fans should take a deep breath. Reuse this contentlast_img read more

a month agoBarcelona defender Gerard Pique calls for unity

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Barcelona defender Gerard Pique calls for unityby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona defender Gerard Pique has called for unity after victory at Getafe.Pique, Barcelona’s third captain, sent a message to the board in the mixed zone of the Coliseum Alfonso Perez.”We have to be united, the fans and the board,” said Pique. “When one person doesn’t want to get angry, there are no fights. We know the club, we know the daily goings on, we know who writes the articles, even though they may carry another person’s name.”Pique added: “We want to compete, go out to play and not cause fights that don’t exist. We don’t want them to eist. Things can go better or worse, but we should be united or we’ll hurt ourselves.” last_img read more

Video: Texas And Baylor Nearly Brawled In Overtime Tonight

first_imgTexas and Baylor almost fight during game.Texas hosted No. 14 Baylor tonight, and the Longhorns needed the win to keep their NCAA Tournament hopes alive. They won 61-59 in overtime on a runner by guard Isaiah Taylor, but not before seven players from both teams were ejected following a serious scuffle in the extra session.The scrum started near the scorers table and resulted in multiple players leaving their respective benches. Assistant coaches and referees had to break up the action.A look at the fracas in Austin. Several #Texas players left the bench area, to join the scrum Maybe 1-2 #Baylor plyrs— Mike Leslie (@MikeLeslieTV) March 3, 2015Here’s a glance at the seven players who got the boot for their roles in the near melee.Seven players (4 Texas, 3 Baylor) have been ejected in #BAYvsTEX.— ESPN College BBall (@ESPNCBB) March 3, 2015Amazingly, Taylor, who was involved in starting the entire incident, not only didn’t get ejected but ended up winning the game with his floater in the lane. Longhorns head coach Rick Barnes needed this win, but it’ll be interesting to see if players from either team are suspended moving forward.last_img read more

Alabama Promotes 16 National Titles With Awesome Graphic Featuring Trophy, 15 Championship Rings

first_imgHead coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates by hoisting the College Football Playoff National Championship Trophy after defeating the Clemson Tigers in the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Game.GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 11: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates by hoisting the College Football Playoff National Championship Trophy after defeating the Clemson Tigers in the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 11, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. The Crimson Tide defeated the Tigers with a score of 45 to 40. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)With its win over Clemson, Alabama took home a 16th claimed national title, and it isn’t being shy about the accomplishment. This morning, Alabama posted an awesome graphic to Instagram, showing off the new College Football Playoff trophy with 15 rings from the program’s previous titles. It is quite a site.Love them or hate them, the Crimson Tide are really without rival when it comes to winning championships. The scary part is that it doesn’t seem like Nick Saban is particularly close to being done either.last_img read more

Video: Watch Peyton Manning Get On Stage And Sing “Rocky Top” At Nashville Bar

first_imgPeyton Manning gets on stage at Nashville Bar.Peyton Manning may have won Super Bowls with both the Indianapolis Colts and the Denver Broncos before wrapping up his Hall of Fame NFL career, but he’ll always be remembered as a Volunteer in Tennessee. So when Manning decided to take the stage with country singer Lee Brice and sing “Rocky Top” inside a Nashville bar Monday night, one can only imagine he made some Tennessee fans very happy. YouTuber Ray Casper posted this awesome video. This is fantastic.[Outkick The Coverage]last_img read more

CAA report recommends ways to reduce congestion on Canadian roads

first_imgTORONTO – The Canadian Automobile Association says there are a number of simple measures that could be taken to reduce congestion on roads across the country.A CAA-commissioned study released last year estimated the country’s worst bottlenecks result in 11.5 million hours worth of delays and drain about 22 million litres of fuel per year.In a followup report released Tuesday, the CAA says improved traffic management would have the biggest affect on congestion at the lowest cost.It recommends retiming traffic lights, better managing the response to breakdowns and collisions, implementing speed limits that adjust to smooth traffic flow, and regulating the volume of traffic entering highways.It says Toronto spent $850,000 per year from 2012 to 2015 in traffic light retiming and analysis shows that the public saved $64 in time, fuel and air pollution benefits for every dollar spent.Other recommendations include bicycle sharing, ride sharing, carpooling, investment in urban transit and congestion charges.“Weather and other issues may be challenges in an effort to expand bike sharing,” the report says.But it says building segregated bike lanes to increase safety is a relatively low-cost solution to entice more commuters to cycle rather than take their car to work.It says most commuters drive solo, noting that in Toronto only eight of every 100 vehicles on the road are carrying a passenger.“If 12 more of these drivers carried a passenger, we would save $750 million a year in operating and infrastructure costs,” the report says.“Congestion charges can be an effective way of changing behaviour to reduce congestion and pay for infrastructure,” it says.In Vancouver, the Mobility Pricing Independent Commission is examining ways to improve how transportation is priced, including use of roads and bridges.And it says replacing intersections with roundabouts would provide a safer environment, while the absence of traffic lights would shortens idling time and benefit left-turning vehicles.“A study in the northeastern United States found that roundabouts had reduced delays during peak times by a minimum of 83 per cent, while congestion dropped by at least 58 per cent,” the Congestion Solutions report says.last_img read more