After Inbound

first_imgAfter inbound produces the lead, then what? Let’s assume inbound drives enough leads to you that you should be able to generate the revenue, then what?Do you know how to qualify those leads, ensuring that you are spending your time with the prospects for whom you can create massive value and who are willing to pay for that value?Do you have a process that allows you to understand where the buyer is in their buying journey and how to create value where they are now?Can you differentiate you and your offering from all of the people who sell what you sell?Do you know how to gain the commitments you need to move your prospective client forward and create an opportunity?Do you have a sales process that helps you move your client from target to close?Do you know how to close? Are you supremely comfortable and confident asking for your client’s business?How well do you do defending your price and the value you create?Inbound marketing is an important part of a client acquisition strategy. It is an above the funnel activity that can supplement–not replace–your prospecting efforts. But it doesn’t replace the ability to sell well.If you are effective at inbound without having the sales chops, processes, and methodologies to create opportunities and win new clients, then being effective at inbound produces the same result as not being effective at inbound.If you are only okay at inbound but have extraordinary sales chops, you will produce better sales results than you would by just being good at inbound.If you are a pure salesperson, you may not need inbound at all. If you can pick up the phone, gain commitments, and know how to sell, you are always going to do well. But if you are the entrepreneurial type with the ability to create content, adding inbound to your mix is going to blow up your results.No matter how good you are at inbound, you better have something after inbound.last_img read more

US Open: Federer routs Wawrinka, sets up final clash with Djokovic

first_imgFive-times champion Roger Federer reached his first US Open final in six years as he raced past fellow Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka 6-4, 6-3, 6-1 at Flushing Meadows in the semifinals on Friday.The second-seeded Federer, in remarkably sublime form at the age of 34, set up a delectable one-two showdown in Sunday’s final against Australian Open and Wimbledon winner Novak Djokovic.The top-seeded world number one from Serbia advanced to his fourth grand slam final of the year with a 6-0, 6-1, 6-1 romp over defending champion Marin Cilic of Croatia, who was hampered by an ankle injury.Federer, the all-time grand slam singles king with 17 titles, will be gunning to add to his record haul for the first time since the 2012 Wimbledon.last_img read more

Virat Kohli’s ‘blessed’ moment with Sir Garfield Sobers

first_imgRain continued to play spoilsport in the ongoing fourth Test for the third consecutive day, with two days being washed out completely. Only 22 overs were possible on Day 1 on Thursday, with West Indies reaching 62/2 before rain played its role.However, India captain Virat Kohli made the most of his free time and met with West Indies legend Sir Garfield Sobers for a conversation.Kohli tweeted a picture with Sobers captioning, “Absolutely in awe of this great man, Sir Garfield Sobers. Feel blessed to have had a conversation with him #Grateful.”Absolutely in awe of this great man, Sir Garfield Sobers. Feel blessed to have had a conversation with him #Grateful Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) August 20, 2016Legends meet! Sir Garry Sobers, Sir Everton Weekes, Mr. Greenidge in conversation with @anilkumble1074 & @imVkohli BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 2016Kohli India’s need to beat West Indies 3-0 to retain their No. 1 position in Test cricket. However, with rain predicted for the remaining two days, India are set to lose the top spot to arch-rivals Pakistan.Pakistan, who drew their four-Test series against England, 2-2, are currently No.2.India have been in sensational form in Test cricket recently and have not lost a five-day match in over a year. Kohli, who took over as Test skipper after Mahendra Singh Dhoni retired in 2014, has overseen historic series triumphs over Sri Lanka, then world number one South Africa and West Indies.last_img read more

Prince William takes a stroll with Israel Eurovision queen

first_img\R Tel Aviv, Jun 27 (AFP) Britain’s Prince William took a stroll along one of Tel Aviv’s hippest boulevards today with the flamboyant Israeli winner of the Eurovision Song Contest. Around 2,000 well-wishers pressed against security barriers for a glimpse of the unlikely pair, with singer Netta Barzilai sporting purple braids and a lime-green tunic over black leggings. Some of them shouted “We love William!”, winning a smile from the prince, dressed for the Mediterranean sunshine in chinos, an open-necked shirt and a lightweight summer jacket. The 25-year-old Barzilai won the Eurovision contest with her up-tempo song “Toy”, with lyrics inspired by the #MeToo movement. The studio version of the song features a sound-altering device known as a mini-looper, although under Eurovision rules it was not permitted during the Israeli singer’s live performances at the Lisbon contest stage. Today she gave the 36-year-old prince a mini-looper of his own, although he said he lacked any vocal talent. “You want me to sing?” he asked. “Have you heard me sing? You wouldn’t say that if you had heard me sing.” The royal trip, the first to Israel and the Palestinian territories, is particularly focused on youth and technology. After meeting Barzilai, William met Israeli environmental activists over lemonade on a Tel Aviv rooftop. “I care a lot about the environment,” he told them. “I think my generation, my children as well, there’s a legacy here … we need to tidy up a bit.” (AFP) SMJSMJlast_img read more

England vs India: Jonny Bairstow 1st player to hit hundred vs India in World Cup 2019

first_imgEngland opener Jonny Bairstow on Sunday scored his first century of the World Cup 2019 as he put up a rapid 160-run opening stand with Jason Roy to put India on the backfoot in Birmingham. Roy scored a blistering fifty as well and both the openers flayed the Indian bowling attack to all parts of the ground.Bairstow’s 8th ODI century, which came off 90 balls, couldn’t have arrived at a better time for his side as they are grappling to bring their World Cup campaign back on track after back-to-back losses in their previous 2 games.After weathering a new-ball attack from Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami, Roy and Bairstow settled into a rhythm against the spinners and hit sixes and fours at will against the slow bowlers. It was only in the 23rd over that the partnership was broken by a stunning catch from substitute fielder Ravindra Jadeja when Roy tried to send Kuldeep Yadav over the straight boundary.England opener Jonny Bairstow had said people want the hosts to fail and that the critics are being paid to have an opinion about the team.”People are waiting for us to fail,” Bairstow told reporters. “They are not willing us on to win. In many ways, they are waiting for you to lose so they can jump on your throat.Responding to the comments, Michael Vaughan said it’s the team that has disappointed the public with their performances in the tournament.”How wrong can Bairstow be,” Vaughan wrote on Instagram. “Never has (the) England team had so much support but it’s you and your team that has disappointed Jonny.advertisementEarlier, England skipper Eoin Morgan won the toss and elected to bat against India in their World Cup match, here Sunday. The hosts have replaced Moeen Ali with Liam Plunkett.India have handed a World Cup debut to young Rishabh Pant, who replaced struggling Vijay Shankar, in the team.Teams: England: Eoin Morgan(C), Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer and Mark Wood.India: Virat Kohli (C), Lokesh Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal and Jasprit Bumrah.Also Read | India vs England, World Cup 2019: Sure Pakistan fans will be supporting us, says Virat KohliAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Fans divided as India don orange jersey against EnglandAlso See:last_img read more

Mauritius is the Coolest Island Destination You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

first_imgLudovic LubeigtMost Americans would be forgiven for having no idea where Mauritius is. It’s small, halfway around the world, and flies blissfully under the radar of every CNN news cycle. However, the tropical island nation just east of Madagascar is a bit like Africa’s version of Hawaii. It’s a place of stunning beaches, (almost) perfect year-round weather, and a vibrant melting pot of culture and cuisine. Here are seven reasons why it should on your travel bucket list for 2018.It’s Hot Right NowSofitel So Mauritius/FlickrWe’re not talking about the weather. Mauritius earned a coveted spot on all the right “must-travel-to-in-2018” lists worth reading because everyone — including Lonely Planet — is or will be talking about it this year. This is due in large part to the island flying so neatly under the radar for most travelers, so it still feels well off-the-beaten-path, particularly for Americans. There are few chain restaurants or shops on the island; the culture remains largely as authentic as it’s been for the last few decades; and, once you’ve made it there, a vacation is surprisingly affordable.… But, Really, It’s Hot Right NowNatesh Ramasamy/FlickrIn fact, it’s always hot or, at the very least, quite warm. Aside from the island’s brief though predictable cyclone season, the weather is just beautiful throughout the year. October is the best time to go for a long list of reasons, including: cyclones are rare; temperatures are still high, but not too high; the water is crystal clear for the best diving and snorkeling; and hotel rooms are more plentiful and affordable thanks to the shoulder season.The Sand, Sun, and Surf is Second to NoneSofitel So Mauritius/FlickrOf the island, Mark Twain once said, “Mauritius was made first and then heaven, heaven being copied after Mauritius.” The beaches of Mauritius rival — and in some cases, best — even the most famous beaches in Mexico and the Caribbean. For no-frills relaxation, head to the west or northwest where locals and tourists agree that the impossibly turquoise waters of Pereybere and Flic en Flac never disappoint. For more active pursuits, look to the powder-white beaches of Belle Mare on the island’s windier east side where sea kayaking, surfing, kitesurfing, and sport fishing are all on offer.Get Lost in the Southern JungleSofitel So Mauritius/FlickrThe island’s wealth of beach-centric opportunities is no surprise. However, Mauritius’ rugged interior offers plenty of beautiful and challenging land-based activities as well. Head to the lush and less-developed southern reaches where the resorts and tourist influence have yet to venture. Black River Gorges National Park is the island’s biggest and undoubtedly best. The park’s ecosystem is critical to the survival of endemic flora and fauna including macaque monkeys, wild boar, 300 flowering plant species, and unique tropical birds like the echo parakeet and pink pigeon. If you can peel yourself away from the eye-popping beaches for just one inland journey, head here.It’s Never Been Easier to Get ThereAshwin CM/FlickrIt may seem daunting to travel halfway around the world for any destination. However, new routes from KLM and Air France make it easier than ever to get to Mauritius. The island is reachable is less than 24 hours (including connections) from many major U.S. cities through Amsterdam and Paris. Plus, Americans don’t need a travel visa for stays of less than 90 days, so a visit requires no more paperwork than traveling to, say, Jamaica.Eat Your Way Around the Eastern HemisphereL’atelier de Kristel/FlickrIn the last few hundred years, Mauritius has fallen under the rule of the Arabs, the British, the French, and the Dutch. It was once known as the “Star and Key of the Indian Ocean” for its prime position along colonial trade routes. Add to that several hundred years of immigration (some voluntary, some not) from Asia, India, and the African continent, and the result is an island with more cultural and culinary influences than any destination you’ll find in the Western Hemisphere. It’s heaven for foodies — a place to eat your way around the Eastern Hemisphere. You’ll find fantastic curries, coq au vin, chutney, and rougaille (a popular tomato paste usually served over fish). A single Mauritian dish can deftly blend Indian, Chinese, French, Creole, African, and other cuisines in a way that just works.Celebrate 50 Years of Independence in 2018Judith/FlickrMarch 12, 2018, marks 50 years since Mauritius bid adieu to Britain. While that single day is likely to be a nonstop party, the island will be celebrating all year with festivals, events, concerts, and plenty of amazing food and Phoenix lager. The nation has also partnered with the BBC to debut two documentary films this year about its independence and to underscore what makes it such an amazing vacation destination.Take me there How Full Harvest and Misfits Market Are Saving Ugly Produce Shinola’s New Detrola Watch Collection Is As Modern As It Is Colorful Why Your Desk Chair Matters and the 9 Best Ones to Boost Your Productivity 9 Best Spirits For Spiked Apple Cider Editors’ Recommendations Sip On the Original Stormtrooper Beer While You Wait for the Next Star Wars Movie last_img read more

Sindhu loses to Yamaguchi in Indonesia Open final

first_imgJakarta: P V Sindhu’s hopes of breaking a seven-month title drought came crashing down as the Indian lost in straight games to Akane Yamaguchi in the finals of Indonesia Open BWF Tour Super 1000 tournament here Sunday. Seven months after becoming the first Indian to win the season-ending BWF World Tour Finals in December, Olympic silver medallist Sindhu had an opportunity to finally lay her hands on another crown only to squander, losing 15-21 16-21 to the Japanese in a lop-sided summit clash that lasted 51 minutes here. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhPlaying her first final of the season, Sindhu looked a bit anxious and failed to match the brilliance of the 22-year-old Yamaguchi, whom she had beaten in the last four meetings. “She played really well and there were long rallies. I was leading in the first game by 2-3 points but I made a few mistakes and then she finished it off. If I could have won the first game, it could have been a bit different,” Sindhu told reporters. “In the second I gave her a huge lead like 5-6 points and was left to cover it. But overall, I think it was a good tournament for me and I hope I can take the confidence going forward. Next I am playing Japan and I hope to do well there.” Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterThis was Sindhu’s fifth loss to Yamaguchi in 15 meetings. The last time the Indian lost to the Japanese was at the semifinals of the All England Championship last year. The defeat added to Sindhu’s list of runners-up finishes, which include silvers at the World Championships, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games, Thailand Open and India Open last year. It was Yamaguchi’s third title of the season after claiming crowns at German Open and Asian Championship. Prior to this in 2019, Sindhu reached the semifinals of Singapore Open and India Open. Sindhu had a forgettable start in the opening game as she lagged 0-3 but soon the Indian controlled the proceedings, making Yamaguchi run across the court and finishing with her precise returns to take a 5-4 lead. Yamaguchi took the lead at 7-7 when Sindhu went wide. But the Indian managed to grab a three-point advantage at the break after the Japanese went wide twice. Yamaguchi then displayed good retrieval skills and grabbed three straight points when Sindhu miscued her strokes. A delicate net short took Yamaguchi to 12-13 but she again missed the line. The Japanese levelled par at 14-14 when the Indian went long. Yamaguchi attacked Sindhu’s long backhand corner and soon eked out a 16-14 lead. An attacking game helped the Japanese to widen the gap as Sindhu once again sent a shuttle wide. A lapse in backhand defence and then one shot going long from Sindhu gave Yamaguchi six game points. The Indian saved one before a smash to a return of serve helped the Japanese to seal the opening game. In the second game, Yamaguchi made a good start again, moving to a 4-1 lead before stretching it to 8-5 with Sindhu struggling to control the shuttle. The Indian won a few points because of unforced errors by Yamaguchi. The Japanese sent one at Sindhu’s body during a flat exchange before entering the interval with a 11-8 advantage, when the Indian hit out. Sindhu unleashed a cross court smash and pushed one at the backcourt to leave Yamaguchi off balance, but the Japanese rode on the Indian’s unforced errors to move to a 15-10 lead. At 15-11, the duo played a 51-shot rally that ended with Sindhu making a judgement error. Two unforced errors by Yamaguchi took Sindhu to 13-16 before she moved to 15-18. After a treatment on her right knee, Yamaguchi was back on the court and produced a smash to make it 19-15. The Japanese held four match points when Sindhu went long and she sealed it with another smash to claim the biggest title of her career.last_img read more

No Rocky Mountain high Banff bans smoking vaping cannabis in public places

first_imgBANFF, Alta. – The Alberta resort town of Banff has banned smoking or vaping cannabis in public places once it becomes legal.Council has decided to limit the use of marijuana to private property in the small mountain town that attracts a large number of international tourists and has a reputation as a place to get a “Rocky Mountain high.”“I don’t think we’re naive,” Mayor Karen Sorensen said Tuesday. “Cannabis use within the town of Banff certainly happens and it happens fairly regularly, as it probably does in most municipalities.“What we’re suggesting is we, at this point, don’t see a need for cannabis use in public places that potentially will impact residents and visitors.”Town officials said in their report to council that the decision could have a cost related to enforcement.But they noted that an outright ban will be easier to manage and enforce than allowing cannabis in places such as parks, picnic areas and pathways — as permitted under provincial legislation.Cannabis tends to align with either alcohol in terms of cognitive functioning or tobacco in terms of impact to second-hand smoke exposure, said the report.Sorensen said Banff has taken a cautious public health approach with its local bylaw.“Because impairment of cognitive functioning is an outcome of cannabis use, that seems to be a big reason for our rationale for keeping it out of the public realm,” she said. “There seems to be this key distinction in aligning it to alcohol rather than tobacco.”Council said it will revisit the rules a year or two after cannabis becomes legal.“This approach is giving us time,” she said. “As we start moving into the commercialization of edibles and we start to see things like cannabis lounges or cafes being permitted, it gives us time to see how all of this legislation is going to roll out.”Federal legislation to legalize recreational cannabis is expected to be passed later this year.— By Colette Derworiz in Edmontonlast_img read more

Tŝilhqotin Nation in court to stop Prosperity Mine project – again

first_imgTina HouseAPTN NewsAbout 100 people gathered on the steps of the courthouse in downtown Vancouver Friday to show support for the Tŝilhqot’in Nation in its fight to save Fish Lake from the new version of the Prosperity Mine project.“What I call it is genocide. You know with our history that’s what happened and today is no different – the genocide is still here,” said Chief Francis Leceese of the Tl’esqox First Nation when he addressed the gathering.The Tsilhqot’in Nation is against a new plan by Taseko Mines to begin drilling around Fish Lake, known as Teztan Biny.Taseko’s proposed New Prosperity Mine was approved for development by the provincial government in 2010 and received a drilling permit in 2017 to collect geotechnical information.The federal government had twice rejected the mine.Chief Jimmy Lulua says the land must remain untouched.“You can’t put a price on our fish and you can’t put a price on our burial sites, our spiritual teachings – can’t put a price on it! It doesn’t matter how much money they have, it’s not enough.”At Friday’s court hearing, a high-profile supporter showed up to support the nation.“It may seem like a remote battle going on somewhere else but environmentalism teaches us everything is connected so what they are fighting for in terms of their sacred land is a fight for us as well because from those waters come many of the salmon that feed the whales here in the Salish Sea, it’s all interconnected,” David Suzuki told the gathering.(David Suzuki at the Vancouver courthouse Friday. Photo: Tina House/APTN)The company initially wanted to turn Fish Lake into a tailings pond.But in July 2010, a federal review panel found the project would have significant adverse environmental effects on the land and water.For the Tŝilhqot’in people it’s a sacred place with ancient burial grounds and an abundance of fish.For Taseko – it’s the seventh largest deposit of gold and copper in the world.In 2011 the project was renamed the New Prosperity Mine.The new proposal didn’t involve draining fish lake – however the Tŝilhqot’in Nation continued to oppose the project.Three years later in 2014, the Tŝilhqot’in won a landmark land rights case in the Supreme Court of Canada – which put the project on hold once again.But in July 2017, on former B.C. Liberal premier Christy Clark’s last day in office  – she approved permits for the company to begin exploratory work in the area.According to Chief Jimmy Lulua of the Xeni Gwetin First Nation, they haven’t ramped up yet.“They are exploring I don’t think any drilling going on but they have been given their go – ahead on the 19th but I’m pretty sure they are just opening roads and doing whatever else but nothing too drastic yet,” he read more

Supermoms: Striking work-life balance

first_imgStriking right balance between career and personal life can be a real struggle, but it becomes even more challenging when you are a mother – striving to secure your position in a man dominated world, while discharging the responsibilities of a whole other human being. This Mother’s Day, we thought to interact with some of these rock stars who are effortlessly balancing the jobs of a housemaker, a professional, a mother, a wife and what not.Shubhaavi Choksey, Television actress Also Read – The Puja carnivalI am lucky to be blessed with two mothers (mother and mother-in-law) to take care of my child, but despite all the support it hasn’t been easy. Building a career, while fulfilling my duties as a mother has not been a cake walk. Whether I have time or not, whether I have slept enough or not at all, whether I am unwell or absolutely in the pink of health, by default my responsibility is the same. Being a working mother, even 24 hours seem less to me. But I still try and do my level best in the available time. Also Read – Wave City brings special offers this NavratraDr Prakriti Poddar, Mental Health Expert There is no supermom! You have to give up on one job to be good at the other. Balance is really a distant dream, no matter how hard you try. But I still try… However, there are days when meetings supersede the bedtime. Those days, I have to step out and make a quite phone mail to fill prayers into the ears of my children. Sundays are non-negotiable to me. I spend it with my children – Quality over Quantity. Also, we have family groups on WhatsApp, for constant interaction. Luckily, we are all great at communication and my kids have a safe emotional outlet. Arunima Kumar, Kuchipudi dancer The most beautiful thing in this world is to become a mother because you learn to put somebody else before you. But it takes a lot of sacrifices and you have to be on your toes to manage it well. In a dancer’s life, nothing is predictable. You can’t plan your days in advance. Sometimes you are constantly rehearsing , travelling to places – and still, have to be always available for your child. For example, recently I went to France with my group for a performance. We had to rehearse all day and night for it. The schedule was so tight that I couldn’t manage to spend time with my daughter, and so she used to come, watch me dance. It is difficult, but we make it work somehow. Chef Veena Arora, Chef De Cuisine, The Imperial Although I have all grown up children now (and grandchildren too), my biggest support has always been my husband when they were young. I used to work in the evenings while he made sure he comes back home before I leave the house. I used to cook before leaving for work and help the kids with their homework too. We handled everything mutually. If a woman decides to achieve something, she can definitely turn impossible to possible. In my case, it was raising my children along with being a chef and I gave equal priority to both. I taught my children to be independent and maintained my passion and honesty for my work. It’s all about striking the right balance. Kanta Mehra, Art Gallery In-Charge I am a single parent of two kids, working in the most reputed organisation of Delhi for almost 20 years. Initially, it was all very difficult – forgetting about my wishes and desires, and only focussing on work and home. But time teaches you everything. Now, I have a routine. I get up at 5 am to complete all the housework, go out for a walk (because health cannot be ignored), send kids to school, get ready for my office and then rush to catch the 8 am bus. After spending 12 long hours in the office, heading towards home is a big sigh of relief but only until I reach home. Because then, my second shift starts – I cook dinner, and spend time with kids. As the clock strikes 12, I am exhausted enough to crash and sleep.last_img read more

Mexico urges protection of migrants in statement to General Assembly

28 September 2010Mexico today urged all United Nations Member States to ratify the international convention that calls for the protection of the rights of migrant workers and their families, deploring what it described as a global tendency to criminalize international migration. “Legislative initiatives and actions singling out minorities in different countries unacceptably codify racism and xenophobia, establishing new barriers between communities and nations,” Claude Heller, Mexico’s Permanent Representative to the UN, said in his statement to the high-level debate of the General Assembly. “This is inadmissible,” he added.He said migration was a reality of the modern world and cannot be ignored by the UN.“The migratory phenomenon should be addressed through a holistic approach which recognizes the contribution of migrants both to the countries of origin and destination, among other factors,” Mr. Heller said.He said that Mexico will in November host the 4th International Forum on Migration and Development and that the outcome of the conference will be presented to the General Assembly.Referring to the challenges posed by the problem of drug trafficking and organized crime in his country, Mr. Heller said that Mexico had re-established State authority in areas where impunity had prevailed.“The fight implies a strong investment of resources and, unfortunately, it also represented the loss of lives,” he said. “The cost is high, but it would be even higher for our society if the authority of the State remained impassive in the face of violence, corruption and the impunity that comes with them.”“Compliance with international commitments in the area of drug trafficking is indispensable to put an end to this challenge,” Mr. Heller added. read more

Jerry Lucas Small town boy Big Ten Icon

Sunset Park, located on Bellemonte Street in Middletown, Ohio, was once the Rucker Park of the Midwest — when summertime rolled around, professional and collegiate basketball players alike would swarm the courts, hoping to play a game of pickup basketball against the best players in the area. One summer, former University of Dayton senior and captain Johnny Horan was matched up against a man named Jerry Lucas. Lucas absolutely destroyed him, embarrassing him on both ends of the court. Horan, who had never heard of Lucas, went around asking the other players which college Lucas attended. He was impressed with what he saw, and he wanted to find out where Lucas went to school so that he might follow the young man’s career. “He was told that Lucas was a sophomore, so he asked, ‘What college does he go to?’ and he was told, ‘Well, he’s a sophomore in high school. He’s a 10th-grader,’” said Lee Caryer, Buckeye basketball historian and author of “The Golden Age of Ohio State Basketball.” Throughout his life, Lucas has been a step ahead of the competition. In grade school, Lucas said, his coursework bored him. “When I got to school, I realized I wasn’t being taught how to learn,” Lucas said. “In school they use repetition. Everybody has forever, and I realized that this is no fun. There has to be an easier way.” Lucas began to experiment with different learning methods, creating a series of mental games that would help to make the material tangible and easier to learn. “I was always an excellent student — I was a 4.0 student at Ohio State, and my learning systems made it easy for me to learn,” Lucas said. “By the time I got through high school and into college, learning was very simple and easy for me.” At 6-foot-8, Lucas wasn’t always the biggest man on the court. He wasn’t the most athletic or the fastest. He was, however, a tireless worker. “Nobody ever worked harder than I did at basketball, or for longer hours,” Lucas said. Blessed with a gifted mind, Lucas relied on both his intelligence and his unrelenting work ethic to become a better basketball player. Throughout most of his high school career, it seemed Lucas might never lose a game. Middletown High School went undefeated for Lucas’ first three seasons, and he became a hot commodity. “Jerry Lucas was recruited harder than anyone, with the possible exception of Wilt Chamberlain up to that point,” Caryer said. Lucas’ media coverage was similar to that of Akron, Ohio’s LeBron James when he played at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School. But Lucas shied away from the spotlight. “Throughout my high-school career, I didn’t want to be bothered by recruiters,” Lucas said. “I wasn’t interested; I just wanted to be a normal person who enjoyed my life and enjoyed my friends.” When the time came to decide on a college, Lucas made only one visit. The summer after his senior season, when he lost his last high-school game to Columbus North High School, he chose to study at OSU. “I liked the atmosphere there, and I was primarily interested in an education,” Lucas said. “I went on an academic scholarship and not a sports scholarship. Everything about Ohio State was very attractive to me, and it seemed like the best situation.” Once Lucas committed to play for the Buckeyes, other high school basketball stars in Ohio began to follow his lead, including local standout Mel Nowell and Bridgeport’s John Havlicek. “Before they got to campus, there was this buzz,” Caryer said. “Then, when they were freshmen, the story about people leaving and missing the varsity games because they wanted to see the freshmen play — that was very true.” Lucas said the freshmen made a habit of beating the varsity team in practice. Dick Furry, then-junior and future co-captain of the varsity squad, remembers things a little differently. “Some of those stories got blown out of proportion,” Furry said. “I think one story that was widely circulated was that they beat us all the time. And basically, if I remember right, we broke even. I think it was about 50-50.” Regardless, Furry said the team was “doggone happy” when Lucas committed to OSU. When he joined the varsity team his sophomore year, 1959-60, Lucas became the centerpiece on the offensive end. “Our offense revolved around Lucas, and that was the best thing for the team,” said John Havlicek, former Buckeye and Celtic Hall of Famer. “For the way we wanted to play, we used him as the focal point.” That year, the Buckeyes won the National Championship Game against the University of California, 75-55. The team played a nearly impeccable first half, making 15 of its first 16 shots. Lucas averaged 26.3 points and 16.4 rebounds per game that season, and he received the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player award. That summer, Lucas traveled to Rome and suited up for the 1960 U.S. Olympic basketball team. The team’s roster was stacked, featuring future Hall of Famers Jerry West and Oscar Robertson. “That’s a real honor for any athlete, in my opinion; to have the opportunity to represent his country is just incredible,” Lucas said. “As I look back, it was one of the utmost highlights of my entire basketball career.” It was the last championship Lucas won for a number of years. His junior season, the Buckeyes strolled into the National Championship Game undefeated, but fell to Cincinnati, 70-65. “There’s no doubt that our team was better,” Lucas said. “Unfortunately we didn’t play as well as we had been playing. Cincinnati played better, and they beat us.” Cincinnati went on to beat OSU again at the end of Lucas’ senior season, but the first loss still haunts him. “That first Cincinnati loss is the most devastating loss I’ve ever had in my life,” Lucas said. “It’s something that you believe you have a chance of winning — you shoot for it all year, and then when it’s taken away from you, it’s not a pleasant memory in anybody’s life.” The NBA’s defunct Cincinnati Royals drafted Lucas and offered him a contract of $30,000. George Steinbrenner, the late New York Yankees owner who at one time owned the American Basketball League’s Cleveland Pipers, had other ideas. “He offered me $40,000 a year, so I signed with him,” Lucas said. “I never got a nickel from him, nor did I ever play a game in the ABL, because the league folded prior to that season beginning.” Lucas eventually signed with the Royals. For the better half of a decade, he witnessed the Boston Celtics perennially eliminate his team from championship contention. Legendary center Bill Russell and former Buckeye teammate Havlicek led the Celtics. It wasn’t until Lucas became a member of the New York Knicks that he won an NBA championship, reaching the top of the mountain in 1973. For his professional career, he averaged 17.0 points and 15.6 rebounds per game. He played in seven All-Star games and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1979. Lucas’ list of awards and achievements includes being the only college player to lead the nation in rebounding and field goal percentage for three straight years, and the first player in history to win a championship at every level of competition, according to his official website. “I would argue to this day that Lucas was one of the top five college players of all time,” said Bob Ryan, longtime Boston Globe contributor and occasional ESPN “Around the Horn” panelist. “Lucas was a great rebounder and an extraordinary player.” Lucas lives near San Luis Obispo, Calif. He has written more than 70 books that aim to help others by teaching memory education techniques, and he’s working on a website he refers to as the “culmination of his life’s work.” “I’m in the process right now of creating a very unique educational website, which will be called ‘Dr. M’s Universe,’” Lucas said. “And I know that when America — and the world, as far as that’s concerned, because it will be on the World Wide Web — when they have an opportunity to experience it, it will change millions and millions of lives.” Sharing his intellectual gifts with others makes perfect sense, given he took pride in his selfless play on the court, and team achievements were always more important to him than individual honors. Of the championships he won at four levels, one in particular stood out to him. “The Ohio State team was more special than the others because I was with that group for a longer period,” Lucas said. “The core of that group came in as freshmen, so we were together for a long time, and we developed great, lifelong friendships that continue to this day. So, that was uniquely special for all of us.” This article has been revised to reflect the following correction: Correction: Jan. 24, 2011 An earlier version of this story stated that Oscar Robertson was on the University of Cincinnati men’s basketball team that beat Ohio State in the 1961 National Championship Game. Robertson was drafted by the Cincinnati Royals in 1960 and was not on the University of Cincinnati team in 1961. read more

EHF EURO 2018 official song – On the wings of victory

Men’s EHF EURO 2018 ← Previous Story Germany 2017: Group C goes bananas! Next Story → GUADALAJARA: FC Barcelona Lassa end winning series after 133 matches! With just over a month until the Men’s EHF EURO 2018 begins, fans have been given plenty of time to learn the lyrics of the event’s official song, which will fill arenas across Croatia from 12 to 28 January.For the event, which will take place in Porec, Split, Varazdin and Zagreb, RTL Croatia and the Croatian Handball Federation have joined forces to present the song ‘On the wings of victory’ on Wednesday 6 December.Croatian singer Indira Levak wrote and performs the song, Branimir Mihaljevic is responsible for the music, while Branimir Mihaljevic and Denz are the producers.The fast and energetic tune portrays the competitive spirit of the championship and is certain to keep spectators entertained throughout the whole event. The music video is in the making, as is the English version of the song, which will be released in the coming weeks. read more

Chromebook sale Save 200 on Pixel Slate and other deals

first_img Google Pixel Slate HP Chromebook 14: $449 (save $150) Walmart The x2 won an Editors’ Choice Award for its compelling design that makes it easy to shift from laptop to tablet and back. This 2-in-1 Chromebook features a detachable keyboard that quickly turns the touch display into a tablet. It also includes a stylus, which oftentimes is sold separately to add to the bill. The 12.3-inch touch display features a crisp 2,400×1,600 resolution, which is powered by an Intel Core m3 processor and 4GB of RAM. Without a microSD card slot, you are stuck with a measly 32GB of storage. $449 at Best Buy Read HP Chromebook x2 review Comment Summer vacations are just beginning, but now is a good time to get a jump on back-to-school laptop shopping. Chromebooks are a great pick for students because of their ease of use and low prices. If you will need to buy a Chromebook for the next school year, you can save some money by picking one up now. Best Buy and Amazon are running sales on Chromebooks that can save you up to $200. Let’s take a look. Note CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page.Read more: See all Chromebook deals at Best BuyRead more: See most popular Chromebooks under $500 at Amazon HP Chromebook x2: $449 (save $150) Read Samsung Plus V2 review Dell Inspiron Chromebook 14 2-in-1: $449 (save $150) $749 Best Buy $999 $999 Mentioned Above Google Pixel Slate – 12.3″ – Core i5 – 8 GB RAM – 128 GB SSD Sarah Tew/CNET Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. $449 at Best Buy CNET’s biggest complaint about Google’s premium Chromebook was its premium price. With its current discount of $200, the Pixel Slate becomes a more attractive. The 12.3-inch touch display features a super-fine 3,000×2,000 resolution. It also features rear- and front-facing 8-megapixel cameras. You’ll need to spring for a separate keyboard, however, because the Pixel Slate includes only a stylus. There are three Pixel Slate models on sale, and each is $200 off. Core m3 CPU, 8GB RAM, 64GB storage for $599.Core i5 CPU, 8GB RAM, 128GB storage for $799Core i7 CPU, 16GB RAM, 256GB storage for $1,399 Tags This 12.2-inch Chromebook won’t set the world on fire in terms of performance with its Intel Core m3-7Y30 processor and 4GB of memory, but the efficient Core m3 CPU should provide ample battery life. And it serves up an ample 128GB of storage with a microSD card slot if you need to add more. It also supplies not one but two cameras — a rear-facing 13-megapixel camera and a front-facing 1-megapixel camera. Despite its small size, the display boasts a 1920×1,200 resolution and can rotate 360 degrees. Dell See it This Dell Chromebook features an eighth-generation Intel Core i3 CPU, 4GB of memory and 128GB of storage. These are a great specs for a Chromebook, which often relies on older CPUs and supplies only 32GB or 64GB of storage. And it boasts a roomy display instead of a cramped 11- or 12-inch panel. Its 14-inch touch display has a 1,920×1,080 resolution and can be rotated 360 degrees into tablet mode.center_img Amazon also has the Pixel Slate at the same of similar discounted prices. The two lower-end models have the same discounts as you’ll find at Best Buy, and the high-end model is $5 cheaper at $1,394.See at Amazon 1 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Adorama $499 at Best Buy See It Preview • Pixel Slate hands-on: The keyboard’s my favorite part Sarah Tew/CNET Read Google Pixel Slate review Google Pixel Slate: $599 (save $200) Sarah Tew/CNET See It $599 at Best Buy Review • Google Pixel Slate isn’t your best Chromebook bet HP See It Samsung Plus V2: $499 (save $101) Share your voice $999 Laptops The display doesn’t detach, but it can rotate 360 degrees to put this Chromebook into tablet mode. A Core i3 processor and 8GB of RAM power the large, 14-inch Full HD touch display. It has 64GB of internal storage — better than the paltry 32GB on some Chromebooks — and provides a microSD card slot so you can expand the storage space. $449 at Best Buy Amazon Chrome Chrome OS Best Buy Dell Google HP Intel Samsunglast_img read more

Twitter had plenty to say about the second Democratic debate

first_img Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice null 3:18 Hear IBM Debater argue with a human — and lose 0center_img Another batch of Democratic candidates debated Wednesday night in Detroit. Getty Images In the wake of night two of the Democratic debates in Detroit, Google and Twitter have some new insights on how the evening played out for the second batch of presidential hopefuls on stage. In a visualization posted by Google Trends showing each candidate’s search results popularity as the debate progressed, you could once again see candidates including Sen. Cory Booker, Sen. Kamala Harris, Vice President Joe Biden and others rise and fall depending on what was happening at any given moment. At the end of the night, Biden was in the top spot, with Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and entrepreneur Andrew Yang tying for second. Gabbard, in particular, challenged Harris on her criminal justice record, in one of the night’s heated exchanges. Meanwhile, on Twitter, the top three most tweeted-about Democratic candidates were Biden, Harris and Yang. Looking at the most tweeted-about politicians overall, the spots went to President Donald Trump, Biden and Harris. Trump also took the top spot Tuesday night.As for big moments, the most tweeted-about instance came when Booker said to Biden, “There’s a saying in my community, you’re dipping into the Kool-aid and you don’t even know the flavor.” This is Google and Twitter’s second round of debate stats.  On Tuesday, Google showed that at the end of the night, Sen. Bernie Sanders came in first, Sen. Elizabeth Warren second and author Marianne Williamson third. On Twitter, the top three most tweeted-about Democratic candidates were Warren, Sanders and Mayor Pete Buttigieg. And although there were more than a few meme-worthy moments (Bernie wrote the damn bill!), the most-tweeted moment was an exchange in which Warren told Rep. John Delaney, “I genuinely do not understand why anyone would go to all the trouble of running for president just to get up on this stage and talk about what’s not possible.”Originally published July 30.Update, Aug. 1: Adds information about the second evening of debate. Politics Tags Google Twitterlast_img read more

Perimenopausal Osteoporosis on rise says doctor

first_imgKolkata: Perimenopausal Osteoporosis is a disease prevalent among many women in the state, said a city-based doctor on Sunday.The doctor said the disease is on the rise among the women and if not rightly checked more women would be affected with the disease. People are not aware about the disease and hence it is further contributing to the rise in the number of victims. Women can lose up to 20% of their bone density in the five to seven years around the menopause. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataOsteoporosis is not often discovered until weakened bones cause painful fractures usually in the back or hips. Unfortunately, once you have a broken bone due to osteoporosis, you are at high risk of having another. Osteoporosis is a disease that weakens bones, increasing the risk of sudden and unexpected fractures. Osteoporosis results in an increased loss of bone mass and strength. The disease often progresses without any symptoms or pain, the doctor said. A woman’s chances of getting the bone-thinning disease Osteoporosis go up with age, especially after menopause. Women commonly get affected with the disease before menopause, hence it is called Perimenopausal Osteoporosis or bone loss. As bones become thinner with osteoporosis, they break more easily. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateDr C S Dhar, consultant, department of orthopedics and joint replacements at a city hospital, advised that the women should adopt a healthier, bone-friendly lifestyle around the time of menopause. One can have osteoporosis at any age and be aware of it for there are often no symptoms. For many women, the first sign that they have the condition is a broken bone. Osteoporosis tends to affect the specific bones like the spine, wrists, shoulders, pelvis, and hips as they are in active use. These fractures can change the shape of the body, especially when they affect the spine. People having a family history of osteoporosis or fracture are more prone to the disease. A history of eating disorders, such as anorexia or bulimia can contribute to the disease. If the patients suffer from other diseases, including kidney, thyroid disease, and connective tissue disorders they can have osteoporosis as well. If periods become irregular for a woman over the course of more than 12 months except during pregnancy, she must visit to a doctor. Lack of exercise for a long time and smoking for a prolonged period of time may also lead to the disease. “To reduce the risk of osteoporosis, eat a diet rich in calcium and Vitamin D and do regular exercise. It is not just Calcium which helps in getting a strong bone, but Vitamin D plays a vital role in getting a healthy bone. Vitamin D enables the body to absorb calcium, and calcium is necessary for maintaining the bone density. Women around the time of menopause may be prescribed a vitamin D derivative and calcium supplements,” Dr Dhar maintained.last_img read more

One dead 14 injured in Acapulco accident

first_imgAcapulco, Guerrero — One person was killed and 14 injured after a collision that involved two compact cars and one truck. The accident happened just after 10:00 p.m. near the Camino Real Pichilingue subdivision. There is no word on what caused the accident, only that all involved were national tourists to the city of Acapulco. The two compact cars were plated from Mexico City (CDMX) and the State of Mexico. The injured were rushed to nearby hospitals. One person is said to be in serous condition. The deceased has been identified as a 75-year-old person who died shortly after arriving the the General Hospital of Acapulco. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Tauck launches 2018 Bridges family trips with airfare deals for kids

first_img Travelweek Group Share Tauck launches 2018 Bridges family trips with airfare deals for kids Monday, November 13, 2017 Tags: Promotions, Tauckcenter_img WILTON, CT — Tauck has released its new ‘Just For Kids’ print brochure, teaming up with airline partners to trim 50% off the cost of Europe flights for travellers ages 12 and under.Tauck’s new 56-page Just for Kids brochure is designed and written to appeal specifically to younger travellers, says the company, with bright graphics, bold layout, casual fonts and fun text.Tauck’s Bridges journeys are organized in the brochure by interest, rather than by geography, into three categories: ‘Animal Encounters’ (itineraries in Africa, Latin America and Alaska where wildlife features prominently), ‘Natural Wonders’ (outdoor landscapes and adventures), and ‘Landmark Sites’ (journeys to cultural icons in Europe).The brochure also contains a Q&A interview with a young traveller who has been on three Bridges journeys (to Europe, Costa Rica and the American Southwest) and brief profiles on several of the Tauck tour guides who lead Bridges trips.The company pioneered the idea of a kids-only brochure last year, introducing it initially as a digital publication.More news:  Windstar celebrates record-breaking bookings in JulyTo coincide with the brochure launch Tauck is offering 50% off the price of economy-class airfare to Europe for children age 12 and under. To qualify, children must be 12 or younger at the time of travel, and flights must be booked in conjunction with a Tauck Bridges European land journey or river cruise.“We’re thrilled to be working with our airline partners to reduce the cost of children’s flights to Europe,” said Tauck CEO Dan Mahar. “We know from our guests that high airfares to Europe can be a real obstacle for families, and our Bridges trips – in fact, all of Tauck’s journeys – are about making it easy and hassle-free for guests to enjoy enriching and memorable travel experiences. Making airfares to Europe more affordable is just another way we can facilitate those kinds of meaningful travel experiences for our guests.”In all Tauck will offer 19 Bridges journeys in 2018, to Europe, North America, Latin America and Africa. Ten Bridges trips – six land tours plus river cruises on the Danube, Rhine, Rhone and Seine – are eligible for the reduced airfares.More news:  Canada raises travel warning amid escalating protests in Hong KongTo qualify for the lower fares, bookings must be made and deposited by Dec. 29, 2017. Fares are subject to availability, and other terms and conditions apply. Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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