How to Care, Create Trust, and Create Greater Value

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now Caring is at the heart of consultative selling. Transactional selling models are built on not caring. This is why they often unwittingly destroy trust. Here is how you can care more, create more trust, and by doing so, create greater value.Be Client-Focused: The more focused you are on yourself, the less focused you are on your client. The more you let go of what you believe you need and focus on helping your dream client get what they need, the easier it is to sell. Being client-focused means you care more about their outcome than serving yourself. This caring creates trust. And it moves you up levels as a value creator.Be Collaborative: If you want your dream client to really open up in discovery, ask them to share their ideas. You aren’t building a solution for people who don’t already have ideas and opinions of their own. In a lot of cases, they may have more experience than you do—especially the experience of working within the four walls of their company. The more you make anything you propose “ours,” the more you prove you care about your client’s ideas and outcomes.Make and Keep Commitments: When you care, you keep the commitments you make, large and small. You ask your prospective clients to make and keep commitments as you move together through the sales process. You also make lots of commitments, some so small you believe that they are meaningless. But your dream client is keeping score. When you care about the details, you create greater trust.Have a Presence: Nothing proves you care more than having a presence at your prospect’s or client’s location. It proves you care enough to show up and keep showing up. When your client has a major issue and you show up to help, you are building your relationship on a foundation of trust.Ask for Commitments You’ve Earned: You want to prove you don’t care, destroy trust, and slip down levels of value? One of the fastest ways to do so is to ask for commitments that you haven’t earned. If you haven’t created enough value or built enough trust to ask for a commitment, go back and do the work first. Equally, if you have done the work, you owe it to your client to help them move forward, and this means you have to ask for the next commitment. In fact, doing less is to prove you don’t care and can’t be trusted.These five behaviors are within your control. All five prove you care, build trust, and move you up the levels of value creation. The opposite behaviors move you down levels as a value creator.QuestionsWhat behaviors do you sometimes engage in that make you something less than client-focused?How do you ensure you are collaborative?What are the commitments you make but sometimes overlook?Presence? You got one, bro?Do you ever ask for commitments you haven’t earned? Do you always ask for the ones you have?last_img read more

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Aguilar thinks Standhardinger fits Gilas’ needs

first_imgJapeth Aguilar. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAfter practicing with Christian Standhardinger for the first time on Thursday, Japeth Aguilar is confident that the Fil-German stud will have a seamless adjustment with the seniors national team.After all, the 28-year-old has already had his fair share of battles in the second division of the German league.ADVERTISEMENT And with what he saw in the 2017 Jones Cup, Aguilar believes that the 6-foot-7 bruiser is a perfect fit for Gilas Pilipinas.“Obviously with him playing in Europe, he gained a lot of experience. And I thought he really played well in the Jones Cup. His game fits what we need in Gilas,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsStandhardinger averaged 11.8 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 1.1 assists in the nine games he played in the invitational tournament in Taiwan.But Aguilar’s approval isn’t limited to Standhardinger alone, saying that the four other rookies who are joining them in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup in Beirut, Lebanon all impressed him. Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet LATEST STORIES “Although they’re young, they play beyond their age. They’re all mature when it comes to their game and what we saw in the Jones Cup tells a lot on the Philippines’ basketball program,” he said.Coach Chot Reyes named Jio Jalalon, Matthew Wright, Roger Pogoy, and Carl Bryan Cruz to his 12-man roster for the Asian championships from August 8 to 20.Though Gilas will be trotting out a youthful crew for the continental meet, Aguilar said that the team will bank on their cohesion to pull off victories against favored Asian counterparts.“We know that this is a big pressure on us, but as long as we stick to the coaches’ gameplan and we help each other on the court, we’ll have a chance against the other teams,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’center_img View comments Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games MOST READ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Romeo confident ‘hardworking’ Gilas young guys will perform welllast_img read more

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Leander Paes, Farhan Akhtar join Trinamool Congress youth wing panel

first_imgTennis star Leander Paes, filmmaker-cum-actor Farhan Akhtar and entrepreneur Sam Pitroda would guide the youth wing of Trinamool Congress, announced West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew and heir apparent Abhishek Banerjee on Monday. Abhishek, who formally launched All India Trinamool Yuva on Monday, announced a team of 12 experts from different fields to guide the youth wing and attract youth to it.”The central advisory committee will have four names from the party. The names are Derek O’Brien, Dinesh Trivedi, Amit Mitra and Partho Chatterjee. The central advisory committee will also have Leander Paes from sports, Farhan Akhtar from entertainment and Sam Pitroda from technology,” Abhishek said. Even as critics behind the scene made sceptical remarks about how Mamata and Trinamool were favouring dynastic politics, Abhishek took the centre stage and made the announcements. With aunt Mamata as the chairperson of the committee and Abhishek the national president of Trinamool Yuva, parallels between the Congress’s first family and this family affair were inevitable. Though Abhishek denied emulating Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi, he seemed to be following his footsteps. He announced to tour various districts of West Bengal in the near future.last_img read more

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Michael Phelps: US Olympic swimmer arrested for drunk driving!

first_imgThis is Michael Phelps’ second DUI charge in Maryland following a similar incident in 2004Authorities say Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has been arrested on a driving under the influence charge in Maryland.Transit police say they stopped the 29-year-old Phelps at the Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore around 1:40 am Tuesday.Maryland Transportation Authority Police say Phelps was going 84 mph (135 kph) in a 45-mph (72-kph) zone. Police say officers stopped Phelps just past a toll plaza.Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian of all time with 22 Olympic medalsPhelps has been charged with driving under the influence and excessive speed. He was released after his arrest.This is Phelps’ second DUI charge in Maryland. The Olympic swimmer faced a DUI charge in 2004.Phelps is the most decorated Olympian of all time with 22 Olympic medals.last_img read more

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Diego Maradona should encourage Lionel Messi to reconsider retirement, says ‘shocked’ Baichung Bhutia

first_imgFormer India captain Baichung Bhutia was stunned to hear of Lionel Messi’s international retirement and even implored Argentina great Diego Maradona to come out and speak to the man often termed his ‘heir’. (Also read: Shock retirement leaves Lionel Messi-Cristiano Ronaldo debate unsettled)Speaking to India Today, Bhutia said, ‘I was quite shocked and it’s clear this is an emotional decision. Messi has been doing well internationally too, only that he didn’t win a title. Losing a World Cup final in 2014 and then 2 Copa America titles, that too this time after missing a penalty. Definitely it’s an emotional decision.”I hope he reconsiders. It’s not just a loss for Argentina football but also international football. Kids play football because of Messi. People watch the sport because of him. I’m sure his family will come forward, his wife especially. (Also read: Did Maradona trigger Messi’s shock decision to retire?)’MARADONA SHOULD SPEAK TO HIM’ Bhutia said Maradona should stop criticising the Argentina players and instead come forward to support them during tough times. (Also Read: More Argentina players may retire from internationals: Sergio Aguero)”I hear President of the Argentine football association and even President of Argentina will speak to him. But for me the most critical person would be Maradona. He has been quite critical of Messi’s performance but Maradona should come forward and speak to him and encourage him to come back. Rather than criticising he should support the team.”‘SHOULD NOT RETIRE LIKE THIS’Bhutia said he wouldn’t want to see Messi ending his international career on a sad note.advertisement”29 years is very early for any footballer to retire. Worse is we don’t want to remember Messi like this with his last shot for Argentina being a missed penalty, like what happened to Zinedine Zidane with the head butt. I don’t want him to go out in a negative way. Whether he wins a title is another thing, but at least he should not retire like this,” Bhutia said.’HUGE PRESSURE’Speaking on the pressure Messi feels especially in national colours, often under the weight of his club achievements, Bhutia added, “There is huge pressure on Messi whenever he steps on the ground – club or country. But look at the results. He has performed really well for the national team too. At 2014 World cup, he was the best player. He was the best player in Copa America 2015. Even in this edition he scored five goals. It’s just that trophies do make a difference. You need to win titles. And if you compare with club trophies than it looks less but his international record is also quite big.””I feel sorry too that there were few chances even in this edition that other players could not make count. Single-handedly he can’t win. To win titles you need support,” Bhutia said.last_img read more

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A’s Prospect Dies After NY Shooting

first_imgNEW YORK A 23-year-old baseball prospect who was shot last month in a fast-food parking lot in New York has died.A spokeswoman for the New York City medical examiner’s office says Mike Nolan’s death was reported to the office on Friday.The Journal News says Nolan was declared brain dead on Thursday.Nolan was shot Sept. 18 in the parking lot of a Burger King in Yonkers. Police have made no arrests.He had been hospitalized in New York City since the shooting.Nolan was drafted by the Oakland A’s in the 18th round of the 2014 Major League Baseball draft.The left-handed pitcher’s mother, Donna Nolan, said the A’s sent flowers to the family’s home.Nolan’s father, Jimmy Nolan, said the young man’s family planned to donate his organs.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Billions Donated to Health Sector Last Year

first_imgHealth Minister, Hon. Fenton Dr. Ferguson, has lauded the various charitable organisations and individuals, who continue to provide tangible support to the health sector, which he said, amounted to billions of dollars last year. He named Food For the Poor in particular, which this week donated operating theatre lights, wheelchairs, stretchers, hospital beds and sofas for waiting areas, valued at over $16 million. He said the charity contributed $3.1 billion worth of equipment and medical supplies to the health sector in 2012. “We have to commend our volunteers, both locally and internationally for the support they give to the country,” Dr. Ferguson stated. He was speaking to JIS News at the Rainforest Seafood Festival held on Ash Wednesday, February 13, at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Centre in St. James. The Minister hailed the staging of the event, organised by the We Care Foundation, to benefit the Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay. He said the group of business people from western Jamaica, have been dedicating their time and effort towards the upgrading of the hospital. “This festival is for a worthy cause. The Cornwall Regional Hospital will benefit significantly from this festival. I want to commend the We Care Foundation and Rainforest for coming up with the idea, moreso, to support the health care delivery system in Jamaica,” he stated. Acting Chief Executive Officer of Cornwall Regional, Anthony Smikle, said the Foundation “has been quite instrumental in assisting the hospital with some of our needs, and we are grateful for this event.” “Thanks to the organisers and the patrons for this support and the proceeds that will come to us,” he said. Meanwhile, Chairman of the We Care Foundation, Adam Stewart, who is also Chief Executive Officer of Sandals International, said the group is seeking to raise about $30 million for the hospital this year. He said the charity’s efforts to date have been focused on the paediatric ward, with some $10 million spent on renovations and outfitting of the ward last year. “When we are through with the paediatric ward, we are moving on to the accident and emergency. So, we are taking it one step at a time,” he stated. He thanked members of the public for supporting the fundraising festival, noting that the plan is to make it an annual event.last_img read more

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Heritage Featured At Museum Weekend

first_imgNova Scotians are being encouraged to uncover treasures,exceptional objects and the unique stories that are part of theirheritage this weekend, June 12 and 13, as more than 40 museumsacross Nova Scotia engage in the fun and hands-on activities ofMuseum Weekend. “It’s encouraging to see the variety of high quality museums inNova Scotia,” said Rodney MacDonald, Minister of Tourism, Cultureand Heritage. “The benefits of these museums are felt incommunities throughout the province and this weekend there’ssomething for all ages and interests.” Take a heritage hike, make a kite like Alexander Graham Bell,learn a new heritage skill or how to preserve treasured familyphotos during the ninth annual Museum Weekend. Participants maydiscover amazing facts about life at sea, hear the music of thepast, sample old-fashioned recipes, take in a new exhibit, orseek out answers in a heritage hunt. Nova Scotians can also get a new perspective on history throughmuseum displays of local students’ drawings. The artwork reflectsheritage in the students’ communities as part of the MuseumWeekend I Spy Heritage contest. Annual Museum Weekend events highlight the province’s richheritage and the significant role museums play in preserving andinterpreting local culture and natural history. “It’s our heritage,” said Mr. MacDonald. “This weekend is a greattime to experience it.” For event details and museum listings see the website athttp://museum.gov.ns.ca/museumweekend or call 1-800-565-0000.last_img read more

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BJP MPs replace Cong leaders as heads of 2 parliamentary panels

first_imgNew Delhi: Two crucial parliamentary panels, the standing committees on finance and external affairs, which were headed by Congress MPs in previous Lok Sabha are now chaired by BJP MPs. The Lok Sabha Secretariat updated the details of parliament’s standing committees for the newly constituted 17th Lok Sabha late night on Friday night. BJP MPs Jayant Sinha and P P Choudhary will head the panels on finance and external affairs respectively. In the previous Lok Sabha, Congress’ Veerappa Moily and Shashi Tharoor used to head the two committees. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details Moily lost the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Tharoor, who retained his Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha seat in the last general elections, has now been made the head of the Standing Committee on Information Technology. Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi who was a member of the panel on external affairs has now been moved to the parliamentary panel on defence, which is headed by Jual Oram. TMC’s Derek O’Brien, who was chairing the committee on transport, tourism and culture has been replaced by erstwhile TDP leader T G Venkatesh, who recently joined BJP. O’Brien is now a member of the panel on Human Resource Development, which BJP’s Satyanarayan Jatiya continues to head. With these changes, the Congress which was earlier heading two committees of the Lok Sabha will now be heading only one. Standing committees are allocated by Lok Sabha Speaker and Rajya Sabha Chairman on the recommendation of the government.last_img read more

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Stars Join Global Effort Against Tropical Diseases

first_imgCelebrities from around the world have called on their fans and followers to join the END7 campaign, a global effort to eliminate seven neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) by 2020.Music, entertainment and fashion stars, including Katy Perry, Slash, Ewan McGregor, Stella McCartney, Tom Felton, Alyssa Milano, Danny DeVito, Amos Lee, Norah Jones, MC Hammer, Aaron Neville, The Kooks, Rosanne Cash and many others reached out to their Twitter and Facebook fans to help END7 raise awareness about these devastating diseases of poverty that infect one in six people worldwide, including 500 million children.“Join us in ending 7 diseases by 2020! Follow @END_7 today and find out how to make it all possible!” tweeted pop singer Katy Perry (@katyperry) to her 24 million followers.“My fans mean the world to me. Today you meant the world to millions of kids suffering with NTDs,” tweeted British actor and a star of the “Harry Potter” movie franchise, Tom Felton (@tomfelton).“Thousands of you have joined me to help #End7 preventable diseases today. You inspire me!” Felton also posted.Yesterday’s social media push reached more than 50 million people through Twitter and Facebook, and put the END7 campaign on the map for millions who had never heard about NTDs.“This week marks a turning point for the END7 campaign, as millions of people are learning just how easy it can be to eliminate or control a group of diseases that plague the world’s poorest people,” said Dr. Neeraj Mistry, managing director of the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases. “We are incredibly grateful for all of the new support we have seen over the past week and hope that it continues to inspire others to join our cause.”It costs just 50 cents to treat and protect one person for an entire year against all seven of the most common NTDs. Pills to treat these diseases are donated by pharmaceutical companies and many programs use existing infrastructure, such as schools and community centers, to administer the treatments, making NTD treatment one of most cost-effective public health initiatives available today.“See how you can help stop 7 different kinds of diseases with a donation as small as 50 cents,” posted Stella McCartney (@stellamccartney), fashion designer and daughter of Beatles member, Sir Paul McCartney.NTDs cause blindness, massive swelling in appendages and limbs, severe malnutrition and anemia. These diseases prevent children from growing and learning. They reduce adults’ economic productivity and ability to care for their families, keeping communities trapped in a cycle of poverty and disease.The END7 campaign, launched earlier this year by the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases, an initiative of the Sabin Vaccine Institute, aims to raise the public awareness and funding required to cover the cost of distributing medicine and setting up treatment programs for NTDs. It is the first global public awareness campaign dedicated to NTD treatment and elimination and relies heavily on compelling visual content disseminated through various social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to spread its message.last_img read more

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Nordic Embassies Organize Beach Clean-Up Operation in Morocco

Rabat – World Ocean Day will take place on June 8 and, in observance of the occasion, the embassies of Norway, Finland, Sweden and Denmark have been organizing a special beach clean-up. This event will happen with the theme of “Ocean and Gender.”Specifically, the objective is to use the event as a platform to sensitize the population about waste management and to educate about the role both genders must equally play in keeping the coastline and the oceans clean. The clean-up is set to start in the morning of June 8, 2019, at the shoreline of Oudayas, Rabat, from 9:00 to 11:00.Through this activity, individuals from the Nordic government offices and civil society associations, including The Green Challenge, intend to urge local commitment to discover solutions for the ecological difficulties confronting Morocco. Once the clean-up has concluded, the event coordinators will gather the waste before sorting it  according to the standards of Tadweir company. Tadweir will, at that point, sort the waste in their containment facility and recycle it into new products; cloth will be used to create new fabrics and plastic waste will be turned into containers.Read Also: UN Report: Sand Mafias are Destroying Moroccan BeachesThis year, the World Ocean Day clean-up will team-up with the Chourouk Center and other NGOs to focus on the importance of gender equality and empowerment. The aim is to include women and girls in the conversation on sustainability in order to find holistic solutions to modern environmental challenges.Fortifying the sustainable management of plastic waste is essential, particularly in vulnerable coastal areas. World Ocean Day is a chance to emphasize protecting marine life by battling against plastic pollution in our seas and oceans.  This will be done on a local scale, but with a global perspective in mind. l Today, we produce around 300 million tons of plastic waste every year, of which 13 million tons are released into the seas, presenting environmental, economic, health and aesthetic problems. Somewhere in the range of 80% and 90% of marine litter originates from land-based sources, which is a clear sign of the priorities in which we should center our endeavors. The other 10-20 % is from miscellaneous sources.The Nordic nations have, for many years, shared a solid commitment to the protection of nature and regard for the earth is profoundly established in Nordic values. It translates concretely into ambitious public policies; the adoption of good practices at the individual level; innovation of the clean technology industry. The Nordic nations have aspiring ideas for sustainable power sources, vitality, productivity, and the circular economy – an economic approach of reutilizing resources. read more

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Smartphone health Apple releases software for medical apps

Smartphone health: Apple releases software for medical apps CUPERTINO, Calif. – Apple is edging its way a little further into health care with the release of new iPhone apps that patients can use to manage their own medical conditions — from diabetes to pregnancy and even depression.While there are hundreds of health-related apps on the market, Apple wants to put its stamp on a new ecosystem of treatment programs. Rather than build the apps itself, the tech giant developed a set of software tools and templates, called “CareKit,” that health-care groups and health-tech startups can use to create their own programs.Apple says it wanted to help developers build easy-to-use apps for patients to record symptoms, get useful information, track their progress and even send reports to a doctor. Experts say the CareKit program could help bring standards to a relatively new and unruly industry, while giving Apple a toehold in the growing health-tech market.CareKit apps hitting the Apple online store this week include One Drop for diabetics; Start for people taking anti-depression drugs; and two apps from health startup Glow, aimed at women who are pregnant or caring for newborns. Apple says larger organizations, including the University of Rochester and hospitals at the Texas Medical Center, are working on CareKit apps for people with Parkinson’s disease and patients who’ve undergone heart or lung operations.“These mobile tools can help people reach their health goals,” said Thomas Goetz of Iodine, a startup that used CareKit in the latest version of its Start app. Along with providing information about side-effects to depression medications, the app asks patients to record their symptoms and answer standardized questions to track how they’re doing. Start uses a CareKit feature that lets patients send reports to their doctors; eventually, Goetz said, doctors will be able to respond by adjusting their instructions for medication, diet or exercise.Data stored on iPhones is encrypted, and Iodine’s app provides cautions to make sure patients understand they’re sending sensitive information to their doctors. Goetz said his company is also developing back-end software for medical offices that will comply with federal confidentiality rules.But Goetz acknowledged that doctors and insurers “are still trying to make sense of the world of health care apps. They’re trying to understand which ones are valid tools and which aren’t necessarily useful.”Apple’s software could help validate new apps, he said, by letting developers build on a standardized template from a well-known company whose products are used by large numbers of people.Apple says it isn’t making money directly from CareKit, which grew from tools the company previously developed for researchers to create apps that collect iPhone users’ data for health studies. But Apple could benefit if the apps gain wide adoption, making the iPhone an even more useful tool for millions of people with medical conditions.“Even if you can’t point to a revenue stream today, being the hub of an ecosystem related to health care could have great value in the future,” said analyst Jeff Cribbs, who studies health technology for the Gartner research firm.Apple CEO Tim Cook has signalled he believes the iPhone and Apple smartwatch can play a bigger role in health care. But the industry is heavily regulated and Apple has not ventured into making specialized devices that would be subject to federal oversight. Instead, the company leaves it to the developers who use Apple’s software to determine if an individual app meets any health regulations. by Brandon Bailey, The Associated Press Posted Apr 28, 2016 1:38 am MDT Last Updated Apr 28, 2016 at 7:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Villanova Oklahoma State reach Advocare semifinals

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Villanova took a step forward after dropping out of the Top 25 for the first time since December 2013.Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree had 15 points and 13 rebounds and the defending national champion Wildcats stopped a two-game skid by beating Canisius 83-56 on Thursday in the opening round of the AdvoCare Invitational at Disney World.“We pride ourselves on attention to detail, and as you can see right now we just don’t have it,” coach Jay Wright said. “We’ve got a lot of new guys but it was a good step for us today. I thought a lot of good details defensively, good details on the glass.”The Wildcats outrebounded Canisius 51-24.Phil Booth also scored 15 points for the Wildcats (3-2). They will play Oklahoma State in the semifinals Friday. Oklahoma State beat Memphis 84-64.Villanova went from No. 8 to out of the Top 25 after losing to Michigan 73-46 in a rematch of last season’s championship game and losing 76-68 in overtime to Furman last week.“When we were in the AP poll we never talked about it, so when we’re not we don’t talk about it,” Wright said. “We were looking forward to playing better and that’s what I’m really pleased with.”Villanova’s Mikal Bridges, Jalen Brunson, Donte DiVincenzo and Omari Spellman were all taken in the NBA draft after last year’s championship run.Canisius (1-3) got 19 points from Isaiah Reese. Takal Molson, who entered averaging 21.3 points, had 10.The Golden Griffins got to 63-52 with 4 1/2 minutes left before Villanova pulled away.Canisius and Memphis will meet Friday in the consolation round.Oklahoma State dominated inside in a one-sided victory over Memphis.Cameron McGriff scored 11 points and added 12 rebounds, and Yor Anel had 12 points and six blocked shot as the Cowboys advanced to Friday’s semifinals with an 84-64 win over Memphis.“We have a lot of size,” McGriff said. “We try and use that to our advantage.”Oklahoma State (3-1) shot 57 per cent.“I think this team has got a chance to become really good over the course of the season,” Oklahoma State coach Mike Boynton said. “I’m excited to see them continue to grow.”Tyler Harris led Memphis (2-2) with 14 points. The Tigers entered averaging 87 points.Former Orlando Magic star Penny Hardaway is the first-year coach for Memphis.“It was really embarrassing today, to me, to have our team go out and defend the way we defended,” Hardaway said. “We knew exactly what was coming and they still punched us in the mouth. They swung first and they never stopped swinging.”No. 19 LSU plays Charleston and No. 14 Florida State goes against UAB later Thursday to determine the other semifinal___More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://www.twitter.com/AP_Top25Mark Didtler, The Associated Press read more

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The people have spoken These are the 14 best new buildings of

first_img ‘There’s no such thing as halfway insider trading’: Prosecutors unload on former banker accused of leaking deal tips to his dad Here are 9 of the best new features coming to your iPhone on Thursday (AAPL) SOME STRUCTURES WILL take your breath away.The lovely people at ArchDaily have set out to determine the best buildings from around the world that blend beauty, intelligence, creativity, and service to the community.After receiving nominations from more than 3,500 projects featured on its site in the past year, the publication asked readers to vote for their favourites among 14 categories. 60,000 people voted.From the teeny-tiny town hall in Newbern, Alabama, to the futuristic McDonald’s in Georgia, here are the winners odf ArchDaily’s Building of the Year Awards.BEST COMMERCIAL ARCHITECTURE: A combination fuel station and McDonald’s in Batumi, Georgia(Image: ArchDaily)Architect: Giorgi KhmaladzeBEST CULTURAL ARCHITECTURE: The Danish National Maritime Museum in Helsingor, Denmark(Image: ArchDaily)Architect: BIGBEST EDUCATIONAL ARCHITECTURE: Braamcamp Freire, a secondary school in Lisbon, Portugal(Image: ArchDaily)Architect: CVDB arquitectosBEST HOSPITALITY ARCHITECTURE: Tree Snake Houses, a hotel on stilts in a national park in northern Portugal(Image: ArchDaily)Architect: Luís Rebelo de Andrade + Tiago Rebelo de AndradeBEST HOUSE: Binh Thanh House, a two-family home in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam(Image: ArchDaily)Architect: Vo Trong Nghia Architects + Sanuki + Nishizawa architectsBEST HOUSING: Tete in L’air, a wooden apartment building north of Paris, France(Image: ArchDaily)Architect: KOZ ArchitectesBEST INDUSTRIAL ARCHITECTURE: Antinori Winery, a winemaking complex near Florence, Italy(Image: ArchDaily)Architect: Archea AssociatiBEST INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE: The offices of Walmart.com in São Paulo, Brazil (Image: ArchDaily)Architect: Estudio Guto RequenaBEST OFFICE: 48 North Canal Road, a boutique office space in Singapore (Image: ArchDaily) Architect: WOHABEST PUBLIC ARCHITECTURE: Newbern Town Hall, a civic center in Newbern, Alabama, US (Image: ArchDaily) Architect: Auburn University Rural StudioBEST REFURBISHMENT: Three Cusps Chalet, a renovated palace in Sé, Portugal(Image: ArchDaily) Architect: Tiago do Vale ArquitectosBEST RELIGIOUS ARCHITECTURE: Saint John Baptist Chapel, a Catholic church in Spain’s Canary Islands(Image: ArchDaily) Architect: Alejandro BeautellBEST SPORTS ARCHITECTURE: Archery Hall & Boxing Club, a sports facility in Tokyo, Japan(Image: ArchDaily) Architect: FT ArchitectsBEST HEALTHCARE ARCHITECTURE: Alcácer do Sal Residences, a hotel/hospital in Alcacer do Sal, Portugal(Image: ArchDaily) Architect: Aires Mateus- Melia Robinson and Melissa Stanger. A 22-year-old from Minneapolis who is jailed in Syria says ISIS recruited him on Twitter ESPN analyst and former NFL player Ryan Clark ripped Paul Finebaum for saying ‘it’s over’ for Cam Newton and that no one should feel bad last_img read more

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Bitfinex Bitcoin exchange decides its customers should help pay for 65 million

first_imgThere are a plethora of financial rules in place the regulate how banks can handle your money, but an unregulated digital currency like Bitcoin or Litecoin is the wild west of personal finance. The popular cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex was attacked on August 2, resulting in the loss of $65 million in Bitcoin. Bitfinex has decided to “generalize” the losses across all its users by taking 36% of their money. Seems a lot like stealing.Bitfinex shut down last week following the hack, issuing a series of cryptic updates on its investigation. Now, the site is on the verge of re-launching with limited functionality. When users log into their Bitfinex accounts, they will see that a whopping 36.067% of their money is gone. That’s what Bitfinex is taking from every account to cover the losses, ensuring that everyone on the platform will have lost the same proportion of their money. It’s like being asked to help pay for the theft of a stereo from someone else’s car just because you were parked in the same lot at the time.The price of Bitcoin took a huge hit following the hack.Many users are understandably enraged over this move. Many of them lost no Bitcoins in the initial hack when they checked their balance before the reshuffling. Now, they’re out a substantial sum. In some cases, users are reporting tens of thousands of dollars lost to Bitfinex’s socialized loss scheme. It’s possible that Bitfinex is on the verge of insolvency following the hack, and this move might be a last ditch effort to avoid a Mt. Gox-style collapse.In place of the 36% loss, Bitfinex is giving each user a BFX token with a value of their total loss. It’s essentially an IOU from Bitfinex that is tradable on the blockchain. The company promises to explain in detail how the BFX tokens will work, but for now they’re completely worthless. Users who are not happy with this setup probably have little recourse as they’d lose a lot more than 36% of their money if Bitfinex goes out of business.Maybe, just maybe, Bitcoin was a bad idea.last_img read more

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Official New logo for 2022 World Cup unveiled

first_imgThe official logo for the 2022 World Cup taking place in Qatar has been unveiled.The tournament scheduled to take place in the winter of 2022 has been shrouded in controversy.From allegations of bribery, human rights violations from stadium building contractors too changing the whole schedule of world football to avoid the dangerous Qatari summer temperatures.In a statement on FIFA.com, revealing the new logo, its origin, design, and symbolism were explained.The statement read:“The emblem’s design embodies the vision of an event that connects and engages the entire world.”“While also featuring striking elements of local and regional Arab culture and allusions to the beautiful game.”“The swooping curves of the emblem represent the undulations of desert dunes and the unbroken loop depicts both the number eight.”“A reminder of the eight astonishing stadiums that will host matches – and the infinity symbol, reflecting the interconnected nature of the event.”IranFan dies after setting herself on fire protesting Iran’s ban on women spectators Manuel R. Medina – September 10, 2019 A young woman from Iran set, only publicly known as The Blue Girl for the color of her favorite club Esteghlal, has died from her injuries after protesting Iran’s ban on female fans.“Besides echoing the shape of the iconic FIFA World Cup Trophy, the emblem’s central form takes inspiration from a traditional woolen shawl.”“During winter months, shawls are worn around the world and in the Arab and Gulf region in particular by a variety of people and in various styles.”The intricate embroidered detail that often adorns shawls in the Arab world is featured and takes inspiration from various cultures across Asia, celebrating the continent’s second hosting of a FIFA World Cup tournament and Qatar’s diverse population.”“The regionally inspired winter garment also alludes to the tournament’s start dates and the fact that it will be the first FIFA World Cup™ to be played in November and December.”“The new typeface created to accompany the emblem reimagines traditional Arabic calligraphy in a new, contemporary font, taking inspiration from the region and Asia, and fusing tradition with modernity.”“The emblem is just one example of the bold, modern tournament designs that will be revealed in the run-up to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.”There is no doubt the suggested technology being implemented into the design and infrastructure surrounding this tournament it should be something spectacular on and off the field.last_img read more

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Womens Super League secures first overseas broadcast rights deal

first_imgThe Women’s Super League will be shown not only in Great Britain, but also in Mexico, Central America, the Dominican Republic, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark.The Women’s Super League has grown a lot in the last years in Great Britain.And the sport will continue growing as it has secured its first overseas broadcast rights deal.The competition will be shown in Mexico, Central America, the Dominican Republic, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark.“We’re delighted that the strength of the league is being recognized globally,” said Tom Gracey, the FA’s senior broadcast manager according to the BBC.“These two deals are a sign of the global strength and growing commercial prospects of the league.”Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“It is particularly pleasing that revenue will be targeted at the development of The FA Player,” he added.“Through this reinvestment, our aim is to help improve the experience for viewers around the world and strengthen the brands of our competitions, clubs, and players.”Happy birthday, @SophieIngle01! 🥳We hope your day is as good as this goal! 👏🔥 pic.twitter.com/RimWKV4Qbz— Chelsea FC Women (@ChelseaFCW) September 2, 2019last_img read more

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Men get no additional time in rape allegation

first_imgThree men were sentenced Thursday to time they’ve already served in jail for having sex with two high school senior girls who were intoxicated at a party in Vancouver in March 2012. At the time of the men’s arrest, the victims alleged that the men gang raped them, according to court papers.In an agreement with prosecutors, Tristan B. Rice, 21, of Battle Ground, Jordan S. Williams, 21, of Vancouver and Brandon D. Brinley, 22, of Vancouver pleaded guilty in Clark County Superior Court on Thursday to gross misdemeanor fourth-degree assault, a dramatic reduction from original Class A felony charges of second-degree rape.Senior Deputy Prosecutor Camara Banfield said the state offered to settle the case because of weaknesses in their evidence, which did not result from any fault by investigators.“This is a case where I don’t think anyone can claim these girls said no, but from the statement from just one of the defendants alone, we knew these victims were not in any capacity to give consent,” Banfield said. “We have descriptions of them stumbling within 15 minutes of arriving at this party from the intake of alcohol and possibly marijuana.”“We have a situation where there was a time when they were willing participants,” she added. “There definitely was a time when there was no act of participation.”last_img read more

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Loyalty Shown the Door

first_imgThat e-mail, or apparently not showing remorse for writing it, landed him a pink slip. In a memo to staffers Tuesday, posted by Mediabistro’s FishbowlDC, Mills wrote that Nutting had left the company “effective today.”That same day, Nutting told Politico’s Michael Calderone, who has covered the acquisition and subsequent merger extensively, that he was fired for “insubordination.” “I guess I was given one last chance to say I was sorry, that I’d done something impulsive, and I apologize,” he told Calderone, indicating that he refused to apologize. “I didn’t feel like I could turn my back on the people I worked with,” he said.It’s a tough time in magazine publishing right now, and I’m sure there are A LOT of people in the industry who aren’t, and won’t, speak up about management missteps for fear of losing their jobs. Don’t get me wrong, though—I’m not saying that the CQ-Roll Call Group layoffs were necessarily the result of mismanagement.What I am saying is that this isn’t the first time we’ve seen a passionate editor stand up for what he/she believes—even with their job on the line. And I hope it isn’t the last. Brian Nutting showed his loyalty to the wrong group of people—or at least that’s what his bosses thought.Following the round of 44 layoffs at the CQ-Roll Call Group—associated with parent company the Economist Group’s merger of recently-acquired Congressional Quarterly and Roll Call—the 27-year CQ editor sent an e-mail to CQ-Roll Call Group executive vice president and managing director Laurie Battaglia, editorial director Mike Mills and the entire newsroom, demanding an explanation from top brass in regard to the cuts. “We were told that the people in the company were highly valued,” Nutting wrote. “And now this.” last_img read more

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