first_imgNew Delhi, Sep 15 (PTI) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said that his government is planning to bring a law under which private hospitals refusing admission to emergency patients could be penalised. “We are planning to come out with a law so that hospitals refusing treatment to an emergency patient can be penalised. In the next couple of days, we will call a special session of the Legislative Assembly to bring in the law,” Kejriwal said. The Chief Minister conducted surprise checks at several hospitals including Guru Teg Bahadur hospital and Dr Hedgewar Aarogya Sansthan in Karkardooma. Kejriwals visit comes in the backdrop of another boy succumbing to dengue and his family alleging negligence by hospitals in the city. On September 8, 7-year-old Avinash Rout had died due to the vector-borne disease after allegedly being turned away by five hospitals which had driven his parents to suicide. “Hospitals which refuse treatment will not be spared,” Kejriwal said. He also said that government was exploring the idea of taking over private hospitals for a temporary period during an exigency. Meanwhile, Delhi government has summoned administrators of all private hospitals and nursing homes in the city. Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain will hold the meeting with them this evening. In the meeting, administrators of nursing homes and private hospitals will be given strict orders to not refuse admission to any suspected dengue patient. (MORE) PTI TM PLB PRMlast_img read more

first_imgMumbai Indians have been dealt a massive blow after pace spearhead Lasith Malinga was ruled out of the Indian Premier League 2016 due to a knee injury.Malinga was in Mumbai for the IPL but the Mumbai Indians medical team declared him unfit for at least four months, meaning he is expected miss Sri Lanka’s forthcoming tour of England, as well as the Caribbean Premier League.”Mr. Malinga will present himself before the SLC panel of expert doctors on Wednesday (April 20) and depending on the outcome of the said medical examinations, be required to face a match fitness grading, after which SLC will take the next appropriate steps,” a release from the Sri Lanka Cricket said.Malinga sustained the injury during West Indies’ tour of Sri Lanka in November last year, and has battled to regain fitness since then. He has played only one competitive match in the past five months – against UAE in the Asia Cup.The pacer decided to step down as Sri Lanka’s skipper ahead of the ICC World T20 2016. However, a recurrence of the injury ruled him out of the showdown event.Eventually, Sri Lanka had a poor tournament, managing to win only one out of four matches in India.last_img read more

first_imgWho’s opening for Bob Dylan? Listen to Costa Rica’s Foffo GoddyFrom the print editionWhen U.S. President Barack Obama announced last week that iconic folk-pop balladeer Bob Dylan would receive in coming weeks the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States’ top civilian honor, the White House called him “one of the most influential American musicians of the 20th century.”Along with Dylan, this year’s medal winners include celebrated novelist Toni Morrison, Israeli President Shimon Peres, astronaut John Glenn and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. Also on the list are John Doar and Dolores Huerta. In the 1960s, while Dylan was penning songs that defined an era of social unrest, civil disobedience and a galvanizing movement for change, Doar, now 90, was working within the system, spearheading efforts to protect and enforce civil rights at the U.S. Department of Justice.A White House press release praises Doar for “singlehandedly preventing a riot in Jackson, Mississippi, following the funeral of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evars in 1963.”In May 1963, one month before Evars’ killing by white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith, Dylan released his second album, “The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan.” Influenced by protest crooners Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger, the album included songs that would not only mark Dylan’s early career as a protest singer-poet, but also capture the spirit of those times for future generations. Dylan’s early music was timeless art shaped by resistance and struggle. On that album are songs like “Blowin’ in the Wind,” “The Times They Are a-Changin’” (an anthem for the ’60s movement for change) and “A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall,” a song about nuclear holocaust and the Cuban Missile Crisis.In 1962, the year Dylan released his first album and legally changed his name, Huerta, a labor leader and civil rights activist who is now 82, co-founded with César Chávez the National Farmworkers Association, now the United Farm Workers of America. Her work was instrumental in securing labor rights for immigrants, and led to passage of California’s Agricultural Labor Relations Act of 1975, among many other accomplishments.Dylan, born Robert Allen Zimmerman on May 24, 1941, has developed his own legacy that has lasted well into the 21st century. As the times changed, so did Dylan. As the music industry changed, so did Dylan. How many musical genres, eras, bands and singers have come and gone in the past 50 years? And yet there’s Dylan, still on the road, continuing a life project that began in high school in the late ’50s.Dylan has earned 11 Grammys, a Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2009 National Medal of Arts and a Pulitzer Prize Special Citation. He has written more than 600 songs and was named one of Time magazine’s “Most Important People of the Century.” On May 5, just ahead of his 71st birthday, Bob Dylan will give his first performance in Central America, at Costa Rica’s Palacio de los Deportes in Heredia, north of the capital. For concert promoters Evenpro, the event gives Costa Rica the chance to take its place in Dylan’s storied musical history.“We think that bringing an artist with such a brilliant career as Bob Dylan contributes enormously to making our country an indisputable destination for the best live entertainment,” Evenpro’s Andrés Guanipa said. “We are certain that the concert will be historical for the country and will ensure that other music legends will view Costa Rica as an important stop on their world tours.”Guanipa also noted that “decades ago, [Dylan] became one of the fundamental references in the history of music, as he is today. This show will be historical, and we think adults, [Dylan’s] contemporaries, and new generations [of Costa Ricans] who inherited an appreciation of this great musical icon from their parents will come out to see him.”Bob Dylan in Costa RicaAs part of a 2012 Latin America tour that includes stops in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico, Bob Dylan performs Saturday for the first time in Central America, at Costa Rica’s Palacio de los Deportes in Heredia, north of the capital, at 8 p.m.Tickets, on sale at, Servimás, Bansbach and La Barbería, are ₡75,000 ($150) for VIP or  ₡44,000 ($88) general admission. Fans can expect a 17-song set list of classic Dylan tunes. For more, see Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

first_img There are several dynamics that can affect a sales team’s productivity and success. Teams that are properly motivated and compensated, for example, tend to be proportionately more productive. Or, if there is poor communication between managers and sales teams, it can adversely affect the company’s bottom line.Several of those issues can be resolved by companies ensuring that the right structure and culture is in place for their sales teams. That structure and culture is especially critical for successful highly transactional sales teams. It increases the likelihood that those sales teams and their managers understand expectations, communicate, produce, and collaborate.Steps to Reinforce Structure and Culture Within Sales TeamsHire very committed managersSales team managers need to be committed to their teams, their company, and their mission. So when youevaluate your sales team structure and culture, it’s essential that you hire managers that are going to live by those principles and lead by example.Hire managers that drive metrics and encourage feedbackThat information can be used to manage a sales team proactively rather than reactively, anticipating results rather than responding to them.Managers should hold everyone accountable, actively coach and participate, and be in the office before — and leave after — every other member of the team. Sales teams will respond to that dedication and feel motivated to follow the lead.“Model Day for Success”I’ve discussed my philosophy on setting up a “Model Day for Success” before, but I think it applies to this topic, too. The idea behind that structured day is to establish a salesperson’s ideal workday, reinforcing good time management habits and providing a framework that each sales team member can follow.General Principles of the Model Day for SuccessExpect eight hours of productivity from your sales team.Design reactive and proactive activities for the team. An example of a reactive activity includes having your team respond to inbound sales leads. A proactive activity, by contrast, would be outbound prospecting and target account penetration. One of the sales manager’s primary responsibilities is to discover ways to motivate the sales team and increase productivity. Campaigns can be an extremely effective way to do that. But in order to be efficient and productive, they need to be supported by structure.Define the resources necessary to be successful. Whether it’s emails, scripts, or reference materials, managers need to ensure their sales team is prepared for each campaign.Run contests around each campaign. Great sales people and sales team managers are usually competitive and inspired by goals and milestones. By offering a contest for each campaign, you’re dangling a carrot that will undoubtedly motivate the team.Evaluate and provide feedback. Managers need to think on their feet and use both proactive and reactive processes. Evaluate campaign successes quickly and change course if something isn’t working well. As the campaign progresses, provide feedback to each team member and let them know how they’re doing.Having a good company culture with visible values, aspirations, and goals goes a long way in developing strong sales teams. With the right structure, you’ll set your sales people up for success and be prepared to help them if they need it.Related ResourcesHow Sharp is Your Sales Structure?How to Structure Your Sales TeamSales Team Motivation: Behavior ModificationImportant Insight into Leveraging Inside Sales TeamsTake the Next Step: Download the Free eBookOne of the greatest challenges that most B2B companies face, particularly those lacking the brand recognition and market traction of their biggest competitors, is figuring out how to drive high-quality leads.Get More Customers coverGet More Customers! How to Build an Outbound B2B Lead Generation Team that Drives Sales provides a detailed overview of B2B lead generation and how to create an effective B2B lead generation machine.Download this free eBook and learn how to:Understand what outbound lead generation is and why it’s importantRecognize the components of a successful outbound generation implementationBuild an effective and sustainable compensation planImprove your outbound approach and processExplore the various technologies available to sales managers and how to utilize them effectively to manage the outbound lead generation processDownloadAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more