The Clock Is Working Against You

first_img Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now Sales is one of the few endeavors in business where you are literally working against the clock.Your operations team is not judged or compensated on how they did in the last quarter. They may have KPIs, but they don’t have a quota. The folks in accounting and finance don’t have the same time constraints either. Nor does the marketing department. Very few people have the same pressure to perform within the constraints of time like salespeople.Why then do salespeople avoid the work that is necessary to reach their goals within the time they are being measured against?If you need to create 4 average size deals each month to make your number, and you create only 2 of those opportunities, you start the next month with a deficit of 2–and a new goal of 6 opportunities. If in the second month you create only 2 opportunities, you go into month three needing 8 opportunities. If it is difficult to create 4 opportunities, then it is twice as hard to create 8 new deals.You didn’t feel like prospecting very much this month? The clock ticked away while you resisted your work.You found other work that kept you so busy that you didn’t have time to prospect? Time marched relentlessly forward without you. Time is unsympathetic.You were burnt out and in a funk? Time doesn’t care about your feelings, your energy level, or your excuses. Seconds always turn into minutes, and minutes turn into hours, and hours turn into days, and days turn into weeks. Weeks turn into months. There is no way to stop, slow, or turn back time.The only way to make the clock your ally is to meticulously manage yourself and your commitments. You have the time you need, but only if you do what is necessary between the ticks. If you aren’t going to make time your ally, your inability to manage yourself will make time your unbeatable foe.When you aren’t working, the clock is working against you.last_img read more

Salahuddin welcomes Aligarh Muslim University scholar into Hizb-ul-Mujahideen

first_imgHizb-ul-Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin on Monday welcomed Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) doctoral scholar Abdul Manan Wani into the militant outfit.“The entry of Abdul Manan Wani of Tekipora Lolab, Kupwara, exposes the Indian propaganda that youth of Kashmir are joining militant ranks due to unemployment and economic distress,” Salahuddin was quoted as saying at a meeting in Pakistan occupied Kashmir.The AMU, meanwhile, expelled Wani, who has been missing for the past four days, after images of him holding an AK-47 surfaced on social media.Senior Superintendent of Police of Aligarh Rajesh Pandey, however, said, “There are reports of Wani joining the Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, but I cannot confirm without verification.”The Jammu police also cautioned against concluding that Wani had joined militancy. The image might well have been photo-shopped by miscreants, it said.AMU Proctor M. Mohsin Khan said, “AMU has zero tolerance for such activities and accords top priority to national security and will give full support and cooperation to the police and investigating agencies.”Threat to participants of panchayat pollsAmid this development, Hizb’s operational commander Riyaz Naikoo has threatened to blind those taking part in the panchayat polls scheduled for February.“Whosoever fights elections, he will be dragged out of his home and concentrated acid will be poured into his eyes, so that he loses his eyesight and becomes a burden for his families for life,” Naikoo is heard as saying in an audio clip that had gone viral online.Reacting to the threat, former Chief Minister and National Conference working president Omar Abdullah said, “If it isn’t pellets, it’s acid. One way or the other people are threatened with being blinded.”last_img read more

Lava launches Ivory S tablet with voice-calling feature and 4G at Rs 8,799

first_imgLava today launched the Ivory S tablet at a price of Rs 8,799 in India. The 4G-enabled tablet comes with dualSIM support and voice-calling feature. The Ivory S will be available to buy on offline and online stores.The Lava Ivory S 4G has a 7-inch IPS display with resolution of 1280 X 800 pixels. The tablet sports a 1GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 processor powered with 1GB RAM. The Ivory S tablet comes with 16GB internal storage which is expandable up to 32GB via microSD card.The tablet comes with a 5MP autofocus rear camera with LED flash. On the front, the tablet carries a 3.2MP camera. The rear camera supports 1080p video recording.The Android Lollipop-based tablet packs in a 3000mAh battery. The tablet supports 4G connectivity on one SIM slot, and 3G/2G connectivity on the other.Commenting on the launch, Raman Sharma, VP and head of tablets and IT, Lava International said, “As per industry reports, India will have over 300 million 3G and 4G subscribers by 2018. With our vision to empower people to do more and be more, we are committed to drive the 4G adoption in India.””As one of the leading players in the tablet category, our endeavour is to provide world-class technology accessible to all and Ivory S 4G is a step further in that direction. In a burgeoning tablet industry, tactical differentiators are passe – it is all about discovering and experiencing the difference. And, our reliable products are testimony to that, which further gets reinforced by Ivory S 4G,” said Sharma.advertisementEarlier this week Lava had launched a budget 3G phone A79 at Rs 5,699 in India. The Lava A79 comes with a 5.5-inch display and is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor coupled with 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal memory which is further expandable by up to 32GB via microSD card slot.last_img read more

NCAA: Nzeusseu shines as Lyceum piles on St. Benilde’s woes

first_imgMANILA, Philippines–Mike Harry Nzeusseu is a certified workhorse that College of St. Benilde found hard to match.Patrolling the paint with his beefy frame, Nzeusseu gave the Lyceum Pirates the needed stability for them to outlast the Blazers, 85-83, in the NCAA Season 95 men’s basketball tournament Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? LPU 85—Jc. Marcelino 22, Nzeusseu 14, Ibanez 11, David 9, Jv. Marcelino 6, Tansingco 6, Caduyac 5, Navarro 5, Santos 5, Yong 2, Guinto 0, Valdez 0.CSB 83—Naboa 15, Belgica 12, Gutang 12, Nayve 10, Carlos 9, Young 9, Flores 4, Haruna 4, Dixon 3, Leutcheu 3, Lim 2, Lepalam 0.Quarters: 16-14, 39-41, 69-66, 85-83ADVERTISEMENT Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Becoming his own man Fil-Am Kelli Hayes leads Gilas women’s roster for 2019 Fiba Asia Cup This jewelry designer is also an architect Nzeusseu was an imposing presence in the lane with 10 points and 14 rebounds that picked apart CSB’s frontline and opened a wide door of opportunities for speedy guards JC and Jayvee Marcelino to carry out what they do best.The Marcelino twins combined for 28 points, 14 rebounds and five steals, most of them done in a whirlwind second half as the Pirates went on to notch their ninth victory in 12 games overall.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40Several bad decisions and miscues actually accelerated the downfall of the Blazers, who now lost five of their last six games for a 6-5 record after committing 20 turnovers.Prince Carlos and Justin Gutang kept the Blazers within winning distance late in the final frame, but those errors hurt them so much that it worked to the Pirates’ advantage. DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers View comments LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles04:26Deaf personalities everyone should know05:01What the Deaf want the hearing to know02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.last_img read more



Traffic Advisory Colchester Guysborough and Lunenburg Counties

first_img GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Route 344 Route 344 at Pirate Harbour will have alternating one lane closures for culvert replacement until Thursday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset, Monday to Saturday. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Trunk 3 Trunk 3 from Hermans Island to Route 332 has alternating lane closures until Thursday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. -30- LUNENBURG COUNTY: Route 332 Route 332 from Trunk 3 east of Lunenburg to Blue Rocks Road has alternating lane closures until Thursday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset.center_img COLCHESTER COUNTY: Fred Christie Bridge Fred Christie Bridge on Valleydale Road, about 150 metres south of Old Greenfield Road, is closed for repairs from Wednesday, Sept. 11, until Monday, Sept. 30. A marked detour is in place via Valleydale Road onto Greenfield Road onto Salmon River Road.last_img read more

Layton slams Harper for ignoring FNs issues

first_imgAPTN National NewsNDP leader Jack Layton blasted Prime Minister Stephen Harper for failing to address First Nations water, housing and education issues in the Conservative’s last, dead-on-arrival, federal budget.Layton said the NDP has taken on a strong stand on First Nations and Metis issues.Layton said the NDP was not yet ready to release its platform.The Liberals have promised to increase funding for First Nations education in their platform, released this past weekend.last_img

Grande Prairie RCMP investigate shooting incident

first_imgPolice continue to investigate the incident. There are no further details available at this time.Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed this incident to contact Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5700 or your local police detachment.  If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.” GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – On January 20, 2019, at approximately 5:00 p.m., Grande Prairie RCMP received a report of an individual who had been shot at a location on the west side of the city.One male received a gunshot wound and was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.There are no concerns for the safety of the public.last_img read more

UN official decries disarmament forum for lack of progress

Sergei Ordzhonikidze, Secretary-General of the Conference on Disarmament and Director-General of the UN Office at Geneva, where the Conference is meeting, told members today that they were supposed to have made progress on a proposed international ban on weapon-grade nuclear material over the past four weeks.Instead, he said, that progress was “not even zero – it was minus,” with members unable to even agree on a programme of work.That was “not only intolerable in the Conference, but it was also becoming intolerable in international relations – with the most important United Nations body dealing with disarmament not able to do anything but even regressing,” Mr. Ordzhonikidze said. Mr. Ban had addressed the Conference at its start in January, saying 2010 could be an historic year for progress on disarmament and non-proliferation goals.The Conference is next scheduled to meet on Tuesday. 11 February 2010The Conference on Disarmament, the world’s sole multilateral disarmament negotiating forum, faces becoming irrelevant to international relations given its recent lack of progress, a senior United Nations official warned today. read more

Suspected LTTE female cadre fights deportation in Canada

She said her family urgently needs her in Canada. Born in 1975 in Sri Lanka, Puvanenthiram is an ethnic Tamil. She originally said she started working for the student wing of the LTTE in 1992 before voluntarily joining the LTTE proper in 1993. Puvanenthiram is caregiver to her elderly and ill parents; her youngest son, a Canadian citizen, depends on her because of chronic medical problems; her eldest son has learning and development issues; and her husband has health problems that may require surgery.When Puvanenthiram first arrived in Canada in 2002, however, she seemed to be in a different space. Puvanenthiram said she attended to injured persons until 1994, and had a year of basic training in self-defence by the LTTE. By 1995, her duties included digging bunkers, transporting injured people and assisting in hospitals.When government forces attacked her LTTE camp she moved to another, located in Kilinichchi, where she stayed for another three years. At the LTTE’s Kilinichchi camp she received weapons training from 1995 to 1998 before asking permission to be excused due to poor health. Her request, she told German authorities, was denied.When she made her new refugee claim in Canada, all of that changed. A Toronto woman ordered out of Canada for being a self-declared member of the LTTE argues the only evidence against her is her own past claims, which she says are not credible, the National Post reported.Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Board, the Minister of Public Safety and the Federal Court of Canada, however, reject her revision of her past in Sri Lanka during a bloody civil war. She told border agents she had been a voluntary member the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), commonly called the Tamil Tigers, an outlawed terrorist group in Canada.It was the same account she earlier gave German authorities, when she lived there from 1998 to 2002 after leaving Sri Lanka.In Germany, she applied for refugee status and detailed her time in Sri Lanka during the lengthy civil war between the LTTE and the Sri Lankan government. Jayasiri Puvanenthiram was first declared inadmissible to Canada in 2004 for being a member of an organization engaging in terrorism. She has doggedly fought to remain here, fighting appeals and pleas that have allowed her an additional 12 years in this country with her husband and two children. She told the IRB she did not voluntarily join or even support the LTTE and that she was forced to assist the group and only did so under duress. She said that between 1993 and 1995, the LTTE threatened her 10 to 12 times to recruit her.She told the IRB at her admissibility hearing that she didn’t know anything about the student wing of the group; had never received weapons or self-defence training; never served in the Kilinichchi camp; and never sought permission to leave for health reasons.Puvanenthiram argued there is no evidence against her — except her own words, which were lies. She said she fabricated the account of LTTE involvement and the German authorities did not believe her account. Even if it were true, she argued, it is not credible because it is unsupported by other information.The IRB said her first account is the most credible one and concluded there were reasonable grounds to believe she had been a willing member of the LTTE and, as such, inadmissible to Canada.Thus began her series of appeals and applications. Her legal fight, in fact, outlived the civil war — that ended in 2009.She had an appeal bid to the Federal Court rejected; she applied for a Pre-Removal Risk Assessment (PRAA) but it cleared her for a safe return to Sri Lanka, a decision she also unsuccessfully tried to appeal; she next lost a bid to defer her removal and appealed that decision to the Federal Court; and she sought to have all PRAAs declared void.She then sought residence here on humanitarian and compassionate grounds in 2005, which was refused in 2008. She appealed that decision to the Federal Court as well, finally seeing some success, when a judge ordered her application to be reconsidered.She also applied for special relief from the minister of public safety. Her request was refused, the minister saying she failed to establish that her presence in Canada would not be detrimental to the national interest.Puvanenthiram appealed that decision as well, leading to the most recent decision.Justice Richard Bell dismissed her appeal in a decision released this month, saying the minister’s decision “was justified, transparent and intelligible, and was within the range of possible, acceptable outcomes.”Bell raised the likelihood this will not end her fight. Puvanenthiram may be entitled to request a new Pre-Removal Risk Assessment, and that would bring a decision that could be appealed, again, to the Federal Court.Lorne Waldman, Puvanenthiram’s immigration lawyer, could not reach his client for permission to discuss her case prior to deadline. (Colombo Gazette) read more

UN in Iraq condemns reporters death calls for journalists safety amid growing

“I am deeply disturbed by the killing of this journalist,” said Gyorgy Busztin, Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Iraq, in a statement today. “Such an act appears to be part of a growing pattern of threats, intimidation and violence directed against journalists and other media professionals carrying out their duties in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq,” he added. According to UN Iraq, the body of Widad Hussein Ali, a freelance reporter and news website journalist, was found hours after the abduction, unconscious on the side of a road with severe head injuries, bruising and other serious wounds that displayed strong signs of severe beatings and other forms of ill-treatment. Mr. Ali’s died at the hospital and a police investigation was immediately launched into murder. “Such incidents threaten the legitimate exercise of the right to freedom of expression and opinion and the right to seek, impart and receive information which are fundamental to a democratic State,” stressed Mr. Busztin, who called upon the government of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq to ensure that the crime was “urgently and thoroughly investigated” and that the perpetrators were held accountable according to the law. “A space for open debate and freedom of expression in the Kurdistan Region will only be maintained if justice is done and security measures are in place to safeguard all media professionals,” underscored Mr. Busztin. “I urge the Kurdistan Regional authorities to promote a safe and enabling environment for all journalists to perform their work independently and without interference.” read more

UN condemns deadly Stockholm attack wants those responsible to face justice

“The United Nations stands in solidarity with the people and Government of Sweden,” Stéphane Dujarric, the Spokesman for the Secretary-General, told journalists in New York.“Our sympathy goes to the families of the victims and all those affected and we wish the injured a prompt recovery,” Mr. Dujarric added.According to media reports, a man ploughed a stolen truck into a crowd of pedestrians, killing a number of people.

Victory over No 5 Maryland pushes Ohio State womens basketball to top

OSU senior guard Ameryst Alston (14) dribbles the ball during a game against Northwestern on Jan. 28 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorEnergy filled the Schottenstein Center on Monday in Columbus, as everyone who was present for the late-night tip was well aware of what the contest meant for both parties. The top spot in the Big Ten was on the line, and No. 5 Maryland (21-3, 10-2) was the challenger for seventh-ranked Ohio State (19-4, 11-1). Earlier in the season when these two powerhouses faced off in College Park, Maryland, OSU took home the win, defeating the Terrapins 80-71. But the Buckeyes weren’t going to let past success affect how they entered Monday night’s meeting.The teams are both known for their impressive scoring attacks, with Maryland averaging 85.9 points per game and OSU right behind them with 85.3 points per contest, but it was the Buckeyes who administered a greater effort to propel them to a 94-86 upset victory at the Schott.The intensity that was circling around the arena from the start of pregame warmups translated immediately to a Buckeye success, as they started off the game with a 7-0 run.“I was really proud of our effort to start, and we had great focus and energy right from the tip,” OSU coach Kevin McGuff said.Maryland had a tough time against OSU’s full-court pressure, turning the ball over 12 times in the first half, but when it was able to adjust to the Buckeye defense and the atmosphere that was presented, the Terrapins were able to play catch-up and keep the deficit to seven points heading into the locker room at the break.OSU senior guard Ameryst Alston went on a surge to begin the first quarter, scoring 11 points, but more pressure came her way when she had the ball in the second quarter. She was limited to only two points, ending the half with 13.  Along with her scoring in the first 20 minutes of play, Alston weaved passes through the defenders to her teammates, having three flashy assists at the half.The Terrapins were able to make a majority of their shots off second-chance opportunities, grabbing 11 rebounds in the first half. The Buckeyes, being a more guard-heavy unit, have struggled on the glass throughout the season. Maryland truly took advantage of OSU’s weakness Monday evening.Alston, though, would not point to height differences as an excuse for poor rebounding.“We are looked at as being undersized,” Alston said after the game. “But it’s just ‘who wants the ball?’ so that is effort.”Second-half action was dominated by the Buckeyes. They began to pull away after sophomore guard Asia Doss buried a 3-pointer with 4:26 left to play in the third, forcing a Maryland timeout and all the Scarlet and Gray fans to their feet.Going into the final quarter of play, the Buckeyes led 75-61. Even with the lead, OSU kept the foot on the gas pedal. It continued to apply the pressure and push the ball on the fast break. “I thought that we disrupted (Maryland), and those turnovers that we caused were key,” McGuff said. “Then we played at a really fast pace on offense. Overall, probably our best game to date.”The second-leading scorer in the Big Ten, sophomore guard Kelsey Mitchell, was back to her normal self, scoring 33 points after an underwhelming performance in OSU’s previous game in which she only scored 16 points. Mitchell went on a tear in the first half,, putting in 18 points with three deep balls, and knocked down another 3-pointer in the second half to pad her point total for the night.It wasn’t only Mitchell who was knocking down 3-point field goals. The entire team shot an impressive 52 percent from beyond the arc, going 12-of-23.“I think we have a special team,” Mitchell said. “Everyone can shoot and do something well on and off the court, and I think it helps us throughout the course of games.”Alston had a productive second half as well for the Buckeyes, finishing her night with 22 points and eight assists.Maryland was led by junior center Brionna Jones, who scored 28 points on the night. She acted as an absolute force in the paint with her extraordinary post play. Along with scoring buckets for the Terrapins, Jones dominated the glass,, grabbing a game-high 11 rebounds.The Buckeyes are scheduled to hit the road for their next two games, facing Iowa on Thursday night and then traveling to “Happy Valley” to take on Penn State on Valentine’s Day. Now riding a seven-game winning streak, OSU has emerged as the team to beat in the Big Ten. read more

Intensity passion fueled Spielmans fire

From recent stars James Laurinaitis and A.J. Hawk to past greats like Tom Cousineau and Randy Gradishar, Ohio State’s linebacking corps can perennially be discussed as one of the nation’s best.And when it comes to college linebackers past and present, few rival Chris Spielman.“There is no question he is one of the best,” said Jack Park, author of The Official Ohio State Football Encyclopedia. “I can’t imagine anybody picking the top 25 players in football history at Ohio State and not including Chris Spielman in that group.”A Canton, Ohio, native, hype began surrounding Spielman in high school when his play made him the first high school athlete to land his face on a Wheaties box.In 1984, Spielman traded in his Massillon Washington High School uniform for scarlet and gray to begin what would prove to be an illustrious college football career at OSU.Both Park and Jim Karsatos, former OSU quarterback and teammate of Spielman, agreed that Spielman’s intensity set him apart.“Chris Spielman had an intensity as great as probably any football player I have ever studied or known,” Park said. “He had an intensity about him as a player that was almost unequaled.”As a freshman, Spielman wasted little time proving his intensity and passion for the game to his teammates and the Buckeye faithful.“In practice he worked as hard as anybody out there,” Karsatos said. “His intensity was contagious, even as a younger player, and the older guys fed off of that.”By his sophomore year in 1985, Spielman began to establish himself as a household name and a force to be reckoned with on the “silver bullet” defense.The play that sticks out the most in Park’s mind came in a game that year in which Spielman had 19 tackles.It was a game that pinned the Buckeyes against the No. 1-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes in the Horseshoe for what Park called one of the greatest OSU victories of all time.“It was a fourth-down play and Iowa gave it to their tailback,” Park said. “Chris made the tackle and that really started to seal the game.”“Spielman made a lot of big plays when the team needed it the most,” he said.Chris continued to make big plays over the next two seasons, as he finished his college career with 546 tackles, good for third all-time at OSU. He finished in the top 10 in Heisman voting each of his last two years, almost unprecedented at the linebacker position.“On the field, he was all over the place and he had a great nose for the ball,” Karsatos said. “He could make big plays when we needed them and on the sideline he was just as intense and kept everybody up and into the game.”Spielman exhibited his nose for the ball on the grandest of stages, including the 1986 Michigan game. He made 29 tackles that afternoon, the OSU record for most tackles in a game.“They already knew what kind of player Chris was and knew they had to block him,” Karsatos said. “For him to get in on that many tackles in that kind of football game was pretty incredible.”Following his senior season in 1987, Spielman left OSU as one of the most decorated linebackers in program history, receiving the OSU Most Valuable Player and the Lombardi Award, along with being a three-time All-Big Ten honoree and two-time All-American.Retired from a successful NFL career that included four Pro Bowl appearances, Spielman, a recent inductee into the College Football Hall of Fame, now co-hosts a Columbus sports talk radio show.Along with his work on the radio, Spielman has continued to write his legacy in the Columbus community through the efforts of him and his late wife Stefanie establishing the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research in 1998.Since its inception, the Stefanie Spielman Fund has raised over $6.5 million for breast cancer research at OSU’s James Cancer Hospital.“He will always be remembered as one of the really great football players,” Park said. “But I think years from now when people look back and say ‘what is the legacy of Chris Spielman,’ it will be what he has done for other people through the James (Cancer Hospital).” read more

Softball Ohio State travels to take on struggling Pittsburgh

Ohio State senior shortstop Lilli Piper (22) fires the ball to first during a double play against Indiana on March 24 at Buckeye Field. Credit: Gretchen Rudolph | For The LanternAfter two wins and a loss against Maryland, the Ohio State softball team will head to Vartabedian Field to take on Pittsburgh at 4 p.m. this Wednesday. The Buckeyes recorded their 20th win of the season against the Terrapins, and sit at a 20-10 record, going 5-1 in the Big Ten. Pitt, on the other hand, has a 5-28 season record and is 2-10 during conference play. Ohio State has defeated the Panthers the past two seasons, including a 5-1 victory in 2018. The Buckeyes hold a 14-4 advantage in the all-time series against the Panthers.Pitt comes in as the winner of its most recent game, defeating North Carolina 14-5 in five innings. The Panthers had lost their past seven games prior to the matchup, scoring a combined 22 runs over the stretch, nine of which came against Ohio on March 19.Panthers sophomore outfielder/infielder Hunter Levesque is having a strong season despite the tough record, recording a team-leading .276 batting average and 16 RBI this season. A strength for Pitt comes with its power. The Panthers have hit 26 home runs this season, four more than Ohio State. Freshman outfielder/infielder Katelyn Pavlick leads the team with six home runs.The major difference between the two teams comes from the pitching. While Ohio State has maintained a 1.81 team ERA this season, Pitt has not had the same success, combining for a 6.92 ERA so far this year.Redshirt sophomore pitcher/infielder Brittany Knight has the most starts for the Panthers with 13, but holds a 2-14 record with a 6.39 ERA, allowing 91 earned runs in 99.2 innings of work.Pitt’s pitching rotation has allowed 39 home runs on the season, while Ohio State’s has allowed seven.Senior shortstop Lilli Piper has begun to heat up for the Buckeyes as of late, coming into the matchup against the Panthers with a nine-game on-base streak. Piper holds a .355 batting average, highest among players on the team with more than five at-bats, and a team-leading 11 stolen bases.Piper currently ranks tied for No. 3 in program history with 41 home runs, No. 8 with 129 RBI and No. 2 with a .403 batting average over her four years with Ohio State.Ohio State goes on the road to take on Pittsburgh at 4 p.m. Wednesday. read more

We think Miss looks lovely Schoolchildren come to defence of teacher suspended

first_imgTeenage pupils at a secondary school have rushed to defend one of their teachers after she was suspended for posting a  provocative  pose selfie on social media Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The pupils started a petition The pupils started a petitionCredit:Facebook “She is there to help students who have problems like bullying and stuff.“She does so much to help us and we’re so upset she’s been suspended.“Not a single person thinks there is anything inappropriate about it.”And another pupil wrote: “All it was showing was a bit of leg.”Headteacher Sue Calbert told the Milton Keynes Citizen: “If we have any concerns about a staff member, this would not be discussed with students.“We are aware of rumours but conclusions are being drawn which have no factual basis.”When contacted by the Telegraph for further information, the school gave no comment. The pupils started petition called “Get Miss Ferguson Back” and had more than 250 signatures on Wednesday night with some of them coming from parents.The petition has now been taken down.One youngster said: “There is nothing wrong with the photo at all.“We think Miss looks lovely.”Another posted “She is a brilliant teacher. Schoolchildren have come to the defence of their teacher after reports she was suspended for a ‘sultry’ selfie she posted to Facebook.Pupils allegedly filmed Lydia Ferguson as she was reprimanded by senior teachers and escorted off the school premises to start her suspension.The children at Ousedale secondary, Newport Pagnell, Bucks, said the mother-of-three was under fire for posting the selfie, below, to Facebook.last_img read more

Les EtatsUnis expérimentent un second drone spatial

first_imgLes Etats-Unis expérimentent un second drone spatialDans la nuit de samedi à dimanche, l’Armée de l’air américaine a lancé un drone spatial expérimental. Baptisé X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV-2), il est le second véhicule de test orbital que lancent les Etats-Unis.Trois mois après le retour autonome sur Terre d’un premier OTV, sorte de mini-navette spatiale automatique, les Etats-Unis ont procédé dimanche depuis la base de Cap Canaveral, au tir d’un second véhicule de ce type. Comme le rapporte Futura Sciences, le drone a été lancé avec une fusée Atlas 5, et pourrait devenir une plateforme d’essai d’équipements pour satellites. Toutefois cette mission est gardée secrète, inquiétant la Chine et la Russie qui craignent de voir cet engin utilisé contre des satellites en orbite.En outre, une troisième mission est prévue par l’US Army. Elle prépare en effet le premier OTV, revenu sur Terre en décembre après avoir passé 270 jours en orbite, pour un nouveau voyage dans l’espace fixé en 2012. Le 8 mars 2011 à 17:38 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Where Are These Missing Nintendo Switch Games

first_img The agony and ecstasy of being a Nintendo fan is that since the company has such an incredible cast of characters and franchises they can’t all be equally serviced all the time, outside of Smash Bros. Sure you can always count on Mario and Zelda games. But part of the reason why surprise revivals of Punch-Out and Kid Icarus were so exciting was because of how long the wait was. And being in the middle of that hiatus sucks. Just ask F-Zero fans.The most recent Nintendo Direct had a bunch of cool announcements for classic Nintendo franchises coming to Switch, from Super Mario Maker 2 to Link’s Awakening to Fire Emblem Three Houses to Yoshi’s Crafted World. And while some other games with beloved pedigrees didn’t get airtime, most notably Animal Crossing and Luigi’s Mansion 3 and the next generation of Pokemon, Nintendo is at least still saying those titles will all launch in 2019.However, other promised (or implied and rumored) Nintendo Switch games are still very much missing, and this Direct didn’t shed any more light on them. So where are they?Metroid Prime 4When Nintendo first announced Metroid Prime 4 back in 2017, fans of the fantastic first-person shooter take on Metroid finally thought their long decade of waiting was over at last. However, earlier this year Nintendo unfortunately revealed that development had not been going well and that the project was basically being rebooted from scratch now with original developers Retro Studios. So that’s an answer at least. But one question that remains is whether or not we’ll get an HD Metroid Prime Trilogy collection to tide us over while we wait again, and if so when?Bayonetta 3Bayonetta is kind of a pseudo-Nintendo franchise as this point after Nintendo published Bayonetta 2 and allowed the sex witch’s inclusion in the family friendly Smash Bros. series. The first two games are on Switch but in late 2017 we also learned a third entry would be coming exclusively to the system. We haven’t learned anything else though except for a confirmation the game still exists when Nintendo showed off a different PlatinumGames exclusive, Astral Chain, coming to Switch this August. Bayonetta 2 director Yusuke Hashimoto recently leaving the company also gives us pause.Shin Megami Tensei VWe’re still waiting for Persona 5 to be confirmed for Switch. But the next core entry in the Shin Megami Tensei franchise, which Persona is a spin-off of, was confirmed for the system all the way back in 2017. Later we even learned Shin Megami Tensei V would be coming to America. But we’ve still yet to really see anything concrete from this Unreal-powered Japanese role-playing game.Pikmin 4This is another shaky one because the only instances of Pikmin 4 being “confirmed” come from brief Nintendo PR statements clarifying offhand remarks from Shigeru Miyamoto about the game being worked on. Apparently it might have even been a Wii U game before surely moving over to Switch. And no we aren’t talking about Hey Pikmin on 3DS. Like Metroid Prime 4, rumors suggest this game has been internally rebooted, which is also why a Pikmin 3 port could arrive first.Retro Studios’ Other GameThe last game Retro Studios made was Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze back in 2013. The Texas team only started work on Metroid Prime 4 basically right now. So what were they doing in the years in-between? Even if things have been rocky over there and projects have been cancelled, which I believe, it would be wild if Retro Studios didn’t have a Switch game almost ready to go. Everyone thinks it’s that Star Fox racing game, including me, because it’s just too crazy for that rumor to be a big misunderstanding about Starlink. Stay on target ‘Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Was Final Mission From Late Nintendo President last_img read more

TCI Coastlines to be fortified with CDB loan Villa rentals regulation started

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, July 25, 2017 – A technical assistance loan of $441,000 was approved by the Cabinet to begin the feasibility study for coastal protection on the islands of Grand Turk, Salt Cay and Providenciales.According to a post Cabinet statement issued on Thursday (July 20), Acting Governor Anya Williams approved the loan from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and a grant of $50,000 from the European Investment Bank.   The grant complements the CDB’s loan for consultancy services to conduct the feasibility study and to prepare designs for climate resilient coastal protection.Cabinet has also granted approval for the Ministry of Finance, Investment and Trade to begin discussions with AirBnB on a memorandum of understanding designed to stop tax evasion and improve government revenues.The negotiations will enable the government to collect revenue from operations in the vacation villa rental accommodation sector and to support the rental of villas in Turks and Caicos.#MagneticMediaNews#TCIcoastlinestobefortified#CDBloantofortifyTCIcoastlines#villarentalregulationstartedPhoto credit: Related Items:#CDBloantofortifyTCIcoastlines, #magneticmedianews, #TCIcoastlinestobefortified, #villarentalregulationstartedlast_img read more

Police search for hitandrun driver accused of killing 1

first_imgNORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police handed out flyers in their search for a hit and run driver who they believe fatally struck a person.Miami-Dade Police are looking to find the driver of a red Ford F-150 who they think struck and killed 55-year-old Charles Taylor on April 3.The collision happened near Northwest 125th Street and 17th Avenue in Northwest Miami-Dade.According to officials, the Ford has damage or is missing the right front headlight.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more