NCAA: Lyceum holds off EAC rally for 2nd win

first_imgTrump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lyceum weathered Emilio Aguinaldo College’s fiery comeback bid for the 106-97 victory in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Young and united, England looks good as a title contender Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West And as the Pirates regained momentum in the fourth, the Generals subsequently flustered.EAC center Hamadou Laminou fouled out with 4:30 remaining after getting called with a technical foul for taunting CJ Perez.Marcelino, who led the Pirates with 24 points, eight rebounds, and five steals, converted on the technical free throw for Lyceum’s 98-86 lead.Perez had 20 points, five boards, and six steals for the Pirates while Ralph Tansingco and Jayvee Marcelino combined for 21 points.Laminou had 34 points, 16 rebounds, and four blocks before fouling out for EAC, which dropped to 0-2, while Jerome Garcia had 20 points.ADVERTISEMENT ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names The Pirates held a 72-41 lead early in the third quarter but the Generals showed off their brass and mounted a 36-8 run in just six minutes to cut the lead to three, 80-77, heading into the fourth.Jaycee Marcelino, though, willed the Pirates back at the start of the fourth hitting a three-pointer for the 86-79 lead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’And despite losing Mike Nzeusseu to fouls at the 7:19 mark of the fourth, Marcelino was once again crucial for Lyceum giving the Pirates a 93-83 lead off a scoop layup with 6:36 left in the game.“As a coach, sometimes you have to bite your lip and trust your players that they will find a way,” said Pirates head coach Topex Robinson as his team improved to 2-0. “You have to be really calm and collected so the players don’t sense that you’re worried.” LATEST STORIES View comments RELATED VIDEO In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

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Inspector transferred after stopping senior Policeman’s friend at roadblock

first_img…claims victimisation A Police inspector who was attached to Central Police Station in New Amsterdam, Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice/Corentyne) has been transferred to ‘C’ Division because he refused to take a call on a civilian’s telephone.Reports are the incident occurred at the Berbice River Bridge in March after the inspector had stopped the civilian at a Police roadblock.This newspaper was told that Inspector Godfrey Playter stopped a civilian on March 22 and as he approached the vehicle, the driver pushed out his cellular phone and demanded that the inspector take the phone to speak to the person on the line. However, Playter refused telling the driver that his decision not to take the call was premised on the fact that his commander had given clear instructions not to encourage such practice. He was later told that the caller on the phone was a senior Policeman.Following the incident, there was an inquiry by two Assistant Commissioners and following that the inspector was transferred with immediate effect.Guyana Times was told that the inspector was transferred with immediate effect and also without any accommodation, which is not in keeping with common practices of ranked officers, who are being transferred.Meanwhile, having felt discriminated, Playter, who has been a member of the GPF for over 33 years, penned a letter to Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan. In this letter, which was seen by this newspaper, Playter wrote that he was told that his decision not to take the phone call was viewed by the senior Police Officer as being disrespectful.The letter to Ramjattan stated, “my refusal to take the said call was premised on the fact that my commander had given clear instructions, which were adhered to by me in the execution of my duties.In addition, he had precisely stated, that should anyone complain that they can be directed to call him and he will give further instructions.”“…this serves to remind me that there are other worse situations involving other ranks which are met with little or no sanction and therefore as a rank who understands the fundamentals of justice to an extent and would have sought to dispense same in performing my duty became a victim of such miscarriage. In this context, I, therefore, seek your intervention to halt such callus conduct of my superiors in future instances,” the letter addressed to the Public Security Minister said in part.Meanwhile, the letter was also sent to Attorney General Basil Williams and Ministry of the Presidency.In April, Minister Ramjattan had promised to investigate but this newspaper was told that there has been no word on the matter since then.The inspector, Guyana Times was told is hoping that other officers will not have to suffer the high-handedness and inconvenience by senior officers, who use their high officers to satisfy the wishes of their friends.On Saturday, this newspaper was told that one of President David Granger’s advisors attached to the Ministry of the Presidency has since contacted Playter and assured him that the matter is being investigated by her office.last_img read more

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Football Rolls Past Jacksonville on Senior Day

first_imgStory Links TFL 0.0 3rd Quarter JU DU GAIN 82 Avg 4.0 #23 Lynch, Sean First Downs 17 22 #14 Hefner, Sam Game Stats JU DU YDS 82 INT 0 Game Stat Leaders 4th Downs 1-4 1-1 GAIN 23 2nd Quarter JU DU Avg 7.7 TD 1 #52 Maize, Mike For the second-straight week, quarterback Grant Kraemer was extremely efficient as he completed 15-of-18 pass for 268 yards and four touchdowns. Penalty Yards 7-90 10-105 Passing Leaders Rushing Leaders Receiving Leaders Defense Leaders YDS 0 Time Of Possession 34:14 25:46 Sacks 0.0 The Bulldogs added one final touchdown late in the fourth-quarter by Tyler Updegraff for a final score of 52-7. Rushing Yards 208 199 4th Quarter JU DU The Bulldogs got out to their best start of the season as they scored on their first three drives of the game. On the fourth-play of Drake’s first drive, Reichardt busted off a 39-yard touchdown run to score the first points of the game. Kraemer then connected with Doran for a 49-yard and 55-yard touchdown pass, respectively to put Drake up 21-0. TD 0 TD 1 05:06 – JU – Rylan WELLS 1 yd run (J. ARCE-RAMIREZ kick), 12 plays, 70 yards, TOP 5:44 7 21 TFL 0.0 CMP 0 Drake ends the 2017 season with a 7-4 overall record and finishes in second in the PFL with a 6-2 mark. Print Friendly Version #1 Cates, Devin 07:28 – DU – Reichardt, B. 39 yd run (Donley, Danny kick), 4 plays, 69 yards, TOP 1:39 0 7 Tackles 11 TD 4 YDS 104 Defensively, Sean Lynch and Connor Willis helped set the tone for the Bulldogs as they each tallied 11 tackles. Fifth-year senior Mike Maize matched a season-best 10 tackles. Drake held Jacksonville, who entered the game averaging 420 yards of total offense per game, to just 308 yards of total offense. On the ensuing kickoff, Danny Donley popped the ball over the first line of Dolphins as Collin Seymour recovered the loose ball giving the Bulldogs excellent field position. #35 Reichardt, B. 01:47 – DU – Updegraff, T. 2 yd run (Kennedy, Ross kick), 4 plays, 8 yards, TOP 1:56 7 52 Sponsors YDS 28 #1K Kraemer, Grant #27 Updegraff, T. Drake made quick work of the great field position as Kraemer completed a 28-yard touchdown pass to Ostrander to give a 35-7 lead at the half. YDS 268 12:30 – DU – Doran, Steven 55 yd pass from Kraemer, Grant (Donley, Danny kick) 4 plays, 72 yards, TOP 1:36 0 21 YDS 0 YDS 102 No 2 Box Score (HTML) Avg 9.1 TD 2 Long 14 Total Offensive Yards 298 467 TD 0 Box Score (PDF) #37 Willis, Connor YDS 23 No 6 Senior Brock Reichardt paced the ground game with 82 yards rushing on nine carries and a touchdown. Scoring Summary Long 28 Team Statistics Tackles 11 #20 Lauer, Drew 12:33 – DU – Bonds, Alex 6 yd run (Donley, Danny kick), 5 plays, 35 yards, TOP 2:22 7 42 Drake came right back and answered with nine-play, 85-yard scoring drive, topped by a 13-yard touchdown catch by Connor Ostrander, to go back up three scores, 28-7. Tackles 10 “Our guys love each other and love playing together. You saw that one last time today. It was in the Fieldhouse pregame, on the sidelines, on the field and in the huddle after the game. It was an absolute blast to coach this team this year and I am so proud of this team,” said Drake head coach Rick Fox. “The theme this season was “Build the House”. The seniors wanted to leave a legacy that would live on. Even though we didn’t get the conference championship like we wanted, they built a great house and the Drake teams in the future are going to take advantage of that. They have left such a great legacy for us.” TFL 0.0 #88 Ostrander, C. No 2 Long 55 Sacks 0.0 CMP 15 1st Quarter JU DU 01:59 – DU – Donley, Danny 48 yd field goal 9 plays, 44 yards, TOP 4:25 7 45 Passing Yards 90 268 Sacks 0.0 GAIN 42 #81 Doran, Steven DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University football cruised past Jacksonville, 52-7, in the season finale Saturday afternoon at Drake Stadium, sending the Bulldogs’ 16 seniors out on a high note. In the second-half the Bulldogs kept rolling as the defense limited the Dolphins to 117 yards of total offense in the final 30 minutes. Offensively, Drake extended its lead in the third-quarter, 45-7, with a six-yard touchdown run by Alex Bonds, his first career touchdown and a career-long 48-yard field goal by Donley. 01:52 – DU – Ostrander, C. 13 yd pass from Kraemer, Grant (Donley, Danny kick) 9 plays, 85 yards, TOP 3:04 7 28 TD 2 Kraemer’s top target was senior tight end Connor Ostrander, who recorded a career-best 102 yards receiving on six catches and two touchdowns. Junior wide receiver Steven Doran registered his third-straight 100-plus yard receiving game with 104 yards and two touchdowns. “The offensive line played so well today. Ryan (Lemke) and Payson (Wick) did such great job mentoring and leading the group. Grant led the offense so well today and all our playmakers, at receiver, the running backs and in every other area, they all stepped up,” said Fox. 01:29 – DU – Doran, Steven 49 yd pass from Kraemer, Grant (Donley, Danny kick) 8 plays, 72 yards, TOP 3:38 0 14 Team Statistics 3rd Downs 11-21 5-11 The Dolphins took advantage of a Bulldog turnover to cut their deficit to 21-7 when Rylan Wells capped off the 12-play, 70-yard drive with a one-yard touchdown run. YDS 40 YDS 0 TD 0 YDS 0 INT 0 01:44 – DU – Ostrander, C. 28 yd pass from Kraemer, Grant (Donley, Danny kick) 1 plays, 28 yards, TOP 0:05 7 35last_img read more

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Scientific Markers Can Mislead

first_img(Visited 55 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 In historical sciences, observable phenomena are often used as indicators of past phenomena.  Some recent examples show how these can mislead researchers.Ice cores:  A press release from University of Wisconsin-Madison, echoed on NASA’s Astrobiology Magazine, has climate scientists scrambling.  For decades, they have used Greenland ice cores as proxies for historical climate change, particularly the ratios of oxygen isotopes in bubbles in the ice.  Now, research has shown that these ratios are misleading and can exaggerate temperatures.  The press release is concerned with one particular period scientists have labeled the Younger Dryas, alleged to be 13,000 years ago, when the temperature supposedly plummeted, according to the old interpretation of oxygen ratios in Greenland ice.  Trouble is, that indicator is at odds with other indicators.“We don’t believe the ice cores can be interpreted purely as a signal of temperature,” says Anders Carlson, a University of Wisconsin–Madison geosciences professor. “You have to consider where the precipitation that formed the ice came from.”So, will a simple correction bring the data into conformance with theory?  “It’s a fresh reminder from an ancient ice core that climate science is full of nuance,” Carlson said.  “Abrupt climate changes have happened, but they come with complex shifts in the way climate inputs like moisture moved around.  You can’t take one difference and interpret it solely as changes in temperature, and that’s what we’re seeing here in the Greenland ice cores.”Gravitational lenses:  A press release from JPL today has cosmologists worried.  They found an arc of light where it shouldn’t be.  According to theory, arcs are the light of distant galaxies distorted by intervening matter.  “The giant arc is the stretched shape of a more distant galaxy whose light is distorted by the monster cluster’s powerful gravity, an effect called gravitational lensing,” the article explained.  “The trouble is, the arc shouldn’t exist.”  This sent one observer of the Hubble image into a psychological crisis:“When I first saw it, I kept staring at it, thinking it would go away,” said study leader Anthony Gonzalez of the University of Florida in Gainesville, whose team includes researchers from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. “According to a statistical analysis, arcs should be extremely rare at that distance. At that early epoch, the expectation is that there are not enough galaxies behind the cluster bright enough to be seen, even if they were ‘lensed,’ or distorted by the cluster. The other problem is that galaxy clusters become less massive the further back in time you go. So it’s more difficult to find a cluster with enough mass to be a good lens for gravitationally bending the light from a distant galaxy.”The lensing galaxy is extremely distant and massive, containing an estimated mass of 10 trillion suns – but the galaxy behind it, whose light is distorted, is so close to the time of the big bang, it shouldn’t exist.  “The chance of finding such a gigantic cluster so early in the universe was less than one percent in the small area we surveyed,” one JPL team member said. “It shares an evolutionary path with some of the most massive clusters we see today, including the Coma cluster and the recently discovered El Gordo cluster.”  It’s unlikely this giant cluster is unique.There are several lessons here, and one of them is not the triumphal march of scientific progress.First, consider that all the papers written up to these discoveries are now wrong.  Are they going to be corrected?  Unlikely.  The errors will continue to be cited, perpetuating falsehoods.  The IPCC will use Greenland ice cores as proof positive of climate fluctuations in the unobservable past.  The fictional Younger Dryas and Older Dryas periods will continue to be spoken of in textbooks.  As we have seen with the Haeckel embryos and other undying frauds, myths are as hard to exterminate as ants in the kitchen.Second, these revelations reveal knowns turning into unknowns, and a couple of unknown unknowns become known unknowns.  But if one does not know the extent of the unknown unknowns, or the unknowable unknowns (see Evolution News & Views), there is no confidence that future revelations will not undermine today’s knowns further, showing scientific regress rather than progress.  Philosophically, it is impossible in any system whose boundaries are unconstrained to account for it from within.  As with Godel’s Theorem, you can’t prove arithmetic with arithmetic, or geometry with geometry.  Higher-order information is needed.Third, flexible theories contradict scientific progress.  If gravitational lensing theory is correct, the observation described above has just cast serious doubt on evolutionary cosmology.  The most massive galaxies should not exist so close to the big bang.  Since the observation can’t be tweaked, the evolutionary story will have to give.  But even if the standard model gets rescued somehow by alterations of theory, it goes to show that theories are plastic.  That will have to be said of the rescued theory, and possibly other theories considered well-established today.It was cute of Carlson to sugar-coat the ice-core problem with a euphemism: “This goes to show that climate science is full of nuance” (i.e., subtle distinctions).  Phonetically speaking, we can translate “nuance” to mean that what they knew once they don’t know now.last_img read more

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Retaining cattle ownership in the midst of declining prices

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Under normal market conditions, it can be profitable for cow-calf producers to wean and background their calves in the fall. Historically, feeder cattle prices dip in early fall when many producers choose to market their calves before bouncing back to higher levels in the late fall and early winter months.Producers who wean and background their calves during this time frame are often able to ride out the seasonal price slump and take advantage of this cycle in normal years. Is that still the best strategy if the market is in the midst of a price decline that is not expected to fully recover? Some larger producers may be able to use the futures markets to hedge and “lock in” a profitable price with only basis risk, but many smaller producers are not easily afforded this luxury.So what happens upon closer examination of a few price scenarios? First of all, assume that a producer will want to wean now and will continue to grow the calves for 90 days. In other words, the calves will be weaned now and backgrounded until November. Further, assume that the calves weigh approximately 500 pounds today and that they will gain two pounds per day. That results in a selling weight of around 680 pounds in November. These are all reasonable assumptions that could apply to many spring-calving cow-calf producers across the U.S. Using the most recent reported Oklahoma City feeder prices, a calf weighing 500 pounds will sell for around $238.41 per hundredweight while a 680-pound calf will sell for around $214.41 per hundredweight. That equates to approximately $1,192 for a 500-pound calf and $1,458 for a 680-pound animal, a $266.94 per head difference. If prices remain constant for the next 90 days and a producer can grow a calf for 90 days for cheaper than $266.94 per head, he/she could turn a profit. But, we all know that prices will likely change between now and November. Since mid-July, Oklahoma City prices for 650- to 700-pound steers have dropped by more than $20 per hundredweight. In mid-September, the November feeder cattle futures contract was trading for nearly $7 per hundredweight less that the September futures, indicating that traders believe cash prices will be lower in November than they are now. If a producer were to hedge and assuming that there is no change in basis between now and November, the difference in revenue between selling now and backgrounding until November narrows from $266.94 per head to $215.55 per head.While some producers could hedge and ensure themselves a gross return of $215.55, one would need at least 73 steers to be able to hedge without assuming at least some additional risk through speculation. If 650- to 700-pound steer prices drop even more to $200 per hundredweight or even $195 per hundredweight, then difference narrows to roughly $168 per head and $134 per head, respectively. As the revenue differences shrink, it becomes much more difficult to cover costs, and the door starts to open for potential losses instead of profits.There is a great deal of uncertainty surrounding today’s cattle markets. The bears have been running the show recently, and it looks like the trend might continue in the near future. The possibility always exists that markets could turn the other way as well, particularly given such tight supplies. It is more important now than ever before that U.S. cattle producers are aware of market movements and how price fluctuations can impact their bottom lines, especially those who plan on retaining their calves past weaning.last_img read more

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Healthy People Live With Trees

first_imgRay Tretheway has been in the tree business for more than three decades in Sacramento – a city notorious for ambitious city tree planting.He talks of successful programs with energy suppliers and multiple schools. The Sacramento Tree Foundation, where Tretheway works as Executive Director, has a lofty goal of planting five million trees.But even a veteran like Tretheway and his tree-loving city struggle with one of the major issues of urban tree planting: higher income areas just seem to end up with more trees.“Income is one of the strongest indicators we have of tree cover,” Tretheway said.Sacramento is not alone: residents in major U.S. cities are more likely to have tree-filled neighborhoods if they have higher household incomes, which could lead to both environmental and health disparities, experts warn.It’s not just a matter of good-looking neighborhoods — trees provide a number of benefits for people such as cleaner air, shade and temperature regulation.“Cities are patchy places and the good and bad things aren’t equally distributed across the city,” said Kirsten Schwarz, assistant professor in the department of biological sciences at Northern Kentucky University. Green Landscapes NRDC: Burning Trees to Make Electricity is an ‘Environmental Disaster’Cutting Down Trees and Milling Lumber “Income inequality can perpetuate these patterns.” RELATED ARTICLES Brian Bienkowsky is editor of Environmental Health News, where this post was originally posted, and its sister site, The Daily Climate. He was part of the reporting team that won an Oakes Award honorable mention for the 2012 series, Pollution, Poverty, People of Color. He also won awards for environmental reporting in 2013 and 2014 from the Society of Environmental Journalists.center_img Trees “grow on money,” bolster healthSchwarz and researchers from multiple universities reported last month that the distribution of tree canopy cover in Baltimore, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Raleigh, Sacramento and Washington D.C., is tied to median household incomes.“Money may not grow on trees, but this study suggests that in a way, trees grow on money,” the authors wrote in the study published in this month’s PLOS ONE journal.Sure, trees look cool against a backdrop of brownstones. But they also “have a profound impact on public health,” said Geoffrey Donovan of the U.S. Forest Service who studies urban tree cover.Trees have been associated with reduced child obesity, stress, anxiety and fatigue. In addition, Donovan and others have found that areas with more tree canopy have fewer babies born underweight.U.S. counties that have suffered from Emerald ash borer infestations, which decimate ash trees, had an uptick in heart and respiratory-related deaths, according to a 2013 study. Donovan also has found that heart and respiratory health seem to benefit from tree cover.Donovan cited four main reasons trees are linked to improved health: air quality benefits, psychological effects (such as stress reduction), more parks and healthful behaviors such as exercise, and improved social connections. Social isolation is one “of the most significant risk factors for disease,” Donovan said.In addition to human health, studies suggest trees also can reduce noise, spur more neighborly behavior and increase housing prices. Donovan has found some of the more unique benefits of trees appear to be reduced crime and better grades in schools.“Trees can be low on the hierarchy of community needs, but they can be a real tool to improve health and address everyday needs,” said Ian Leahy, director of American Forests’ urban forest programs. Signs of hopeSchwarz said her study is a “call to the larger community to think about equity when developing tree planting goals.”Increasing tree cover is a common goal for cities nowadays, given the environmental and health benefits, and climate change implications such as capture carbon, shade on hot days and regulating water cycles.Leahy said, for the most part, cities across the country have taken great strides in improving tree cover over the past couple decades.All of the cities studied have tree-planting programs underway. Philadelphia has pledged to increase tree canopy cover to 30 percent by 2025.Perhaps the most ambitious plan comes from Tretheway’s Sacramento Tree Foundation: The five million trees by the year 2025 pledge would double the region’s current canopy cover.Leahy said American Forests tries to “make it about more than a tree in the ground” when addressing tree cover disparities. “We try to make sure there’s people requesting, signing up and committing to caring for them [trees],” he said.Tretheway said during the Foundation’s 30-year anniversary, one of their main goals moving forward was to “plant trees where the trees aren’t.”“The program we have, it attracts likeminded people that trust us and join our program to get trees for parks, homes and schools,” he said. That’s not the case in low-income areas.”So, after 30 years in the business, has Tretheway found a way out of this impasse?“You simply have to build the trust. And build the understanding,” he said.“It’s more about behaviors than planting trees.” Why the disparity?There are a few possible reasons higher incomes are associated with more trees.First the obvious – money.“Planting, maintaining trees … this costs money and can be expensive,” Donovan said.There are also neighborhood differences.Schwarz and colleagues also examined whether there were racial differences in tree cover, and found that to be true in the California cities — Sacramento and Los Angeles.According to a Sacramento, California, survey, urban residents are more likely to plant trees soon after they move into a home than those who have lived somewhere for a long time.Many lower income areas have higher rental rates, Donovan said. “If you’re going to live somewhere for a year, why plant a tree?” he said.When canvassers asked Portland, Oregon, residents to participate in a tree-planting program, blocks with low high school graduation rates were less likely to sign on.And in some places, trees might not be desirable.“Think about a wealthy neighborhood, being near a park may be a good thing that increases the prices of a home,” Donovan said. “But in a poor neighborhood it might decrease the price of a home.“In the rich neighborhood park, you go there to play Frisbee with your dog. In the poor neighborhood park, you go there to buy drugs.”last_img read more

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When You Should Be Proud to Sell (Or How to Be Proud)

first_img 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 The easy answer is that you should all of the time be proud of your profession. But, if you haven’t fully embraced you life in sales, well, that’s another story altogether.If what you sell creates value for your clients and customers, you should be proud to sell. And your belief in what you sell will go a long way towards making you successful, too.If how you sell creates value for your clients, then you should be especially proud to sell. The way that you sell can easily create more value than what you sell. When this is true, your clients are damn happy to buy from you. You are consultative, a trusted advisor.If you help your clients obtain some outcomes that they couldn’t easily obtain without you, you must be proud to sell. Business is more challenging than ever, and your clients need your help. When you care enough to be accountable for results, you are a true professional.You should be proud to sell when you retain your clients. It’s proof positive that you are a value creator and an integral part of their team. It means you are proactive, that you haven’t become complacent. Your client portfolio speaks voulmes about who you are as a sales professional.When your clients want to share you with the people that they know, you are selling in a way that should make you proud of your life in sales. There isn’t a greater compliment or greater proof that you should be proud.last_img read more

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Ashwin, Jadeja share top position in ICC Test Rankings

first_imgRavindra Jadeja reaches the top position for the first time in his career The Indian duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja today became the first set of spinners to be jointly ranked number one in the ICC Test rankings for bowlers.Jadeja has caught up with Ashwin in the rankings after the second Test against Australia in Bengaluru which India won by 75 runs on the fourth day yesterday.Jadeja’s seven wickets in the match, which included a crucial six for 63 in the first innings, have helped him move up one rank to reach the top position for the first time in his career, the ICC said in a statement.The last time two bowlers shared the top spot was in April 2008 when Dale Steyn and Muttiah Muralidaran were at the top.Ashwin too played an important role in the Bengaluru match. His eight wickets took him past spin legend Bishan Bedi’s tally of 266 wickets and made him the fifth-highest wicket-taker for India in Tests with 269 wickets.In the lost for batsmen, India captain Virat Kohli has conceded the second rank to England’s Joe Root after managing only 27 runs in the match and 40 in the series so far. Root is now one point ahead of Kohli at 848 points.Cheteshwar Pujara’s innings of 17 and 92 have lifted him up five places to sixth rank while Ajinkya Rahane has moved up two places to 15th rank after scoring 17 and 52 in Bangalore.Player of the match Lokesh Rahul has gained 23 places to reach 23rd spot after scores of 90 and 51.Australia spinner Nathan Lyon’s eight wickets in the match have lifted him two places to 16th rank. His team’s left-arm spinner Steve O’Keefe and India pace bowler Umesh Yadav have gained one place each to reach career-best 28th and 29th places, respectively.In the rankings for Test batsmen, Australia captain Steve Smith has maintained his reign at the top for 77 Tests, going past Ricky Ponting’s 76 matches and now has the third longest stint at the top among Australians after Steve Waugh (94) and Don Bradman (93).His team-mate Matt Renshaw has gained six places to reach a career-best 28th rank with knocks of 60 and five.Left-hander Shaun Marsh has moved up five places to 37th position with scores of 66 and nine.The list of all-rounders saw a change at the top as Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan moved ahead of Ashwin, who has scored only 20 runs in four innings against Australia so far. Ashwin had overtaken Shakib in December 2015.India’s win in the second Test assured them the No.1 spot in the ICC Test Team Rankings on the April 1 cut-off date and a cash prize of USD one million. The fight is now for the second, third and fourth places. Ravichandran Ashwin (L) and Ravindra Jadeja celebrate the wicket of Australia’s Mitchell Marsh in the second Test match.   –  Reuters cricket × SHARE SHARE EMAIL March 08, 2017 Ashwin spins India to 75-run win in second Test, series level Ravichandran Ashwin (L) and Ravindra Jadeja celebrate the wicket of Australia’s Mitchell Marsh in the second Test match.   –  Reuterscenter_img null RELATED COMMENT SHARE Published on BCCI backs Kohli, wants ICC to step in COMMENTSlast_img read more

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VENKAIAH 2 LAST

first_img“Budget is presented and referred to Standing Committees”Budget is presented and referred to Standing Committees and the Standing Committees have completed their report and will report back to Parliament. On the basis of the Standing Committees report, Parliament will discuss the issues,” Naidu said.The minister said Parliament will also take up Bills to replace two Ordinances — The Uttarakhand Appropriation (Vote on Account) Ordinance, 2016 and the Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Second Ordinance, 2016.”Both Ordinances were issued earlier and both have to be approved by Parliament,” he said.Rajya Sabha will take up Bills on Appropriation Act, Whistle Blowers Protection, Industries Regulation, Mines and Minerals, Child Labour Prohibition and Anti-Hijacking, he said. PTI VVK NRB SMNlast_img read more

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