Players arrive Friday afternoon for the Camp Orientation at 4:30 p.m. before taking to the ice at 6 p.m.The first scrimmage game is Saturday at 1:30 p.m.Game action continues Sunday morning followed by the All Star Game at 1 p.m. Sunday.Nelson Leafs finished last season fourth in the Murdoch Division with a 23-17-2-4 record.Beaver Valley Nitehawks eliminated the Leafs in the first round of the KIJHL playoffs.The season was not a total bust for Nelson as the Leafs Robson Cramer was selected top defenceman in the KIJHL and Neil Murdoch Division.Cramer, along with teammate Darnel St. Pierre, signed a letter to play next season for Simon Fraser of the BC Intercollegiate Hockey League.Leaf captain Aaron Dunlap will also play in the BCIHL with the Eastern Washington Eagles in Spokane. When the Kimberley Dynamiters took to the ice to celebrate winning the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League championship last month in Kamloops the race for the 2016 title began.The Nelson Leafs hope to get a jump on the upcoming campaign when the Heritage City franchise hosts a Prospects Camp beginning Friday at the NDCC Arena.“The purpose of this weekend is to show your ability to play at the Junior Level, while getting an opportunity to learn more about the Nelson Leafs, meet the coaching staff, tour our facilities and enjoy the City of Nelson,” coach and GM Dave McLellan said on the Leafs’ website.The camp is close to full with only a few spots available for forwards.
With the upcoming back-to-back games against Utah Jazz and Portland Trail Blazers before the NBA All-Star game and weekend in Charlotte, North Carolina, Golden State has “a lot on tap” this week, according to beat writer Mark Medina.“It’ll be interesting to see how focused and locked in the Warriors are for these final two games. They’ve won 15 of their past 16 games, so everything’s good. But in the Warriors last two wins against Phoenix, against Miami, they have gotten off to a slow start.” …
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 The article I read on LinkedIn stated that salespeople who relied on rapport, said another way, “being liked” do not fare as well as salespeople who have a greater level of expertise. One example that they cited was familiar to me. The author suggested that you would choose a neurosurgeon that was highly skilled over a likable one with lesser skills and knowledge. Having once been forced to choose a neurosurgeon for a brain surgery, I can’t argue with that math.That said, there are two problems here. First, the problem of generalizing. Second, the problem of mutual exclusivity.Large, complex, expensive, and riskier deals require greater insights, greater business acumen, and situational knowledge. Smaller, simple, relatively inexpensive and relatively low-risk deals don’t necessarily require greater skills or greater knowledge.All generalization, as useful as they are, are lies (even this generalizing sentence). Selling is a complex, dynamic, human interaction, and succeeding in sales is about choices. In some cases, your smarts will serve you well. In others, your fast rapport skills will produce the same or better results.Mutual exclusivity is a terrible trap. When you are offered a choice of “being smart” or “being liked,” you are presented with the idea that you can only have one, and that selecting one means giving up the other. This is a false choice. You can actually be smart and be liked. You can have insights and also have rapport skills at the same time.High Insights and Low Rapport: You can be smart, have poor rapport skills, and still win business. You will likely win business from people who are more concerned about the outcomes they need and who want to eliminate risk.Low Insights and High Rapport: You can know little and be so amiable that some people buy from you, usually people who don’t want to be challenged or forced to deal with conflict. Some people will work with you because you have a smart team behind you.Low Insights and Low Rapport: You are going to have a very tough selling anything that isn’t a straight transaction, eliminating any need to deal with you over the longer term.Now you have seen three of four possible combinations of smart and likable. But there is another choice available to you.High Insight and High Rapport: You can be both smart and likable. It is possible to be known, liked, and trusted while also possessing the business acumen and situational knowledge you need to serve your clients, helping them to make substantial changes. In fact, the very best salespeople look more like this than they do High Insight and Low Rapport. Why? Because for most complex sales, the relationship comes with the purchase.Let’s look at the scenario from the first paragraph again. You are choosing a brain surgeon. One has world-class skills, little empathy, and poor bedside manner. The second has world-class skills, is highly empathetic, and a bedside manner that helps put you and your family at ease, giving you a far better experience as you make a difficult decision under immense pressure. Which surgeon do you choose and why?A large part of selling, the part that is not transactional, is creating a preference to buy from you personally. There is no reason to believe that you are not part of the value proposition, and in some sales, the largest part. The more advantages you stack on your side of the scale, the better. These advantages accrue to you when you are smart and also someone your client wants to work with long term.
Australian media have lamented the Ashes loss saying the team is in “tatters” and on a worst ever low. The newspapers have even questioned Ricky Ponting’s role as a captain saying, “Is it the end for our troubled leader?””The Ashes are gone. Australian cricket is in tatters,” lamented Sydney’s Daily Telegraph. “Our national sport has been failed by feckless administrators, confused selectors, a clueless coach and sadly out-of-form players.”England retained the Ashes by winning the Melbourne Test by a massive innings and 157-run on Day 4 to take an unbeatable 2-1 series lead with one match to play. It was the first time since 1986-1987 that England have retained the Ashes in Australia.”Watching Australia throw away the Ashes at the MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground) yesterday afternoon was like visiting a dear friend with a terminal illness,” wrote Telegraph columnist Andrew Webster.Captain Ricky Ponting came under fire after he managed just 20 in Australia’s second innings of 258.”Is it the end for our troubled leader?” the Telegraph asked, while The Australian called him, “A master and commander no more”.”The only question that remained was whether the captain would go down with his ship,” wrote The Australian’s Malcolm Conn.”To jettison Ponting at this time of crisis would further damage an already deeply scarred side?.Despite his dreadful form, averaging just 16.6 across the first three Tests, Australia needs Ponting’s experience more than ever with the series level at one-all and the Ashes on the line,” he added. “But continued failure of the current magnitude cannot be tolerated.”advertisementThe Sydney Morning Herald fretted that England were “Long to reign over us.”However former Test bowler Shane Warne urged selectors not to hit the panic button. “Let’s go away and think about things, rather than rush into any silly decisions,” Warne wrote in the Telegraph, adding that Ponting should remain as captain until after the World Cup which starts in February.”Stick with him, wait until all the dust settles after this summer and after the World Cup, then decide what tack you’re going to take.”Will Swanton writes in the Herald Sun, “The more the series turns into a scrap, the more he’s in his element. He turned the Perth Test into a dog-fight. He demanded aggro and fight and got it. His work behind the scenes was crucial.”
Bianca Andreescuchina openNaomi Osakatennis First Published: October 5, 2019, 5:27 PM IST Beijing: Reigning US Open champion Bianca Andreescu is relishing the rivalry with Japanese star and US Open 2018 champion Naomi Osaka after the first installment of what should be the start of a long rivalry went to three riveting sets in the China Open quarter-finals.In what was a high-quality match between two of the brightest young talents in tennis, Osaka came from behind to beat the 19-year-old Andreescu 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 in over two hours in Beijing. The Canadian was upbeat despite squandering a one-set lead against Osaka and said she was sure they were going to have many more matches like that. The loss ended Andreescu’s 17-match unbeaten run.”I was really excited,” said the world number six Andreescu, whose ascent into the women’s elite has been breathtaking — she was ranked 240th this time last year.”I think I was more focused than usual, it’s usually like that when I play top players.”I think we’re going to have many matches like this. Our game styles are pretty different, but they level up pretty equally.”When Osaka was asked about their intense match and the prospect of more such thrilling games, she joked, “Listen, I don’t want to play her any more, I’m good, one-and-done.Later, Osaka even took to social media and continued the joke saying, “Let’s not do this again anytime soon pls”, while retweeting a WTA video.Let’s not do this again anytime soon pls 💀😩😂 https://t.co/6PRQ0NkmxP— NaomiOsaka大坂なおみ (@Naomi_Osaka_) October 4, 2019 ANDREESCU HAPPY DESPITE LOSS, OSAKA GIVES OUT A MESSAGEAndreescu said she felt she was playing better than when she stunned Serena Williams in the US Open final even though she ended up on the losing side.”I put on a fight. Honestly, it could have gone either way,” she said. “It was just some points here and there. I really fought, especially in that last game.”Holy crap, that was crazy.”Osaka said that she felt she had been “counted out” after hitting poor form following her Australian Open triumph in January.”I’m still here,” Osaka, the world number four, said, adding that Andreescu’s recent stunning success, including winning the US Open final against Serena Williams, had driven her on.Andreescu, whose ascent has been so fast that she did not even play in Beijing a year ago, said she was relishing facing Osaka more in future.The duo exchanged warm words at the net at the end.Lovely moment between @Naomi_Osaka_ and @bandreescu_ at the net 😍#ChinaOpen#大坂なおみ pic.twitter.com/PXVeezdbYu— WTA (@WTA) October 4, 2019 The Canadian, ranked sixth in the world, revealed: “I said, ‘Congrats, you played amazing.'”She said, ‘You’re amazing.'”I said, ‘We’re going to have so many more matches like this. I can’t wait to see what the future holds.'”(With AFP inputs) Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.
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Hyderabad, Apr 19 (PTI) The 14th National Youth (U-18) Athletics Championships will be held here from April 21 and see participation of 583 athletes from 26 states and Union Territories. The athletes (boys and girls) will take part in 20 disciplines each during the three-day event which will be held at the GMC Balayogi Athletics stadium, Sports Authority of Telangana Chairman A Venkateshwar Reddy told reporters. The National Youth Athletics Championships assumes importance as the Indian teams to participate in the Asian Youth Championships in May in Bangkok and the World Youth Championships in Nairobi in July will be selected on the basis of their performances in this event, he said. Haryanas shot putter Dipender Dabas, who will be the top contender to win a gold in the Asian Youth Meet in Bangkok next month, besides defending champions of National Youth Athletics Championships 2016 Gurjeet Singh (in boys high jump) from Haryana, Nivya Antony (girls pole vault) from Kerala and M Karuniya (girls discus throw) from Tamil Nadu are among the athletes taking part, Telangana Athletics Association General Secretary K Ranga Rao said. “On the request of Athletics Federation of India, the Director Anti-Doping Agency will be deputing his squad for this event to collect urine samples of the participants on all the three days to avoid misuse of banned substances by the participants,” Rao said. Telangana Minister for Sports T Padma Rao Goud will inaugurate the meet which will be attended by state Secretary (Sports) B Venkatesham, Athletics Federation of India Secretary C K Valson, among other dignitaries. The Athletics Federation of India is deputing technical delegates and six key officials for the conduct of the events and will be assisted by the local qualified officials. PTI VVK PDS PDSadvertisement
Transfers Chelsea January transfer news LIVE: Dzeko move delayed by Roma Goal Last updated 1 year ago 01:15 1/27/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Transfers Chelsea Premier League Goal brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to the Blues as the January transfer window heats up Dzeko’s Chelsea move delayedEdin Dzeko remains Chelsea’s prime striking target before the January transfer window closes, but a deal has been delayed by Roma.Chelsea have agreed many parts of the deal to sign the former Manchester City striker, but Roma are looking for a replacement before sanctioning the Bosnia-Herzegovina international’s transfer.The Blues have alternatives to Dzeko, with Tottenham’s Fernando Llorente and Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud being considered as more ambitious targets for a January move. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Read the full story on Goal right here! Chelsea target Vidal ‘fundamental’ for BayernLeon Goretzka’s arrival at Bayern Munich next season does not mean Arturo Vidal will leave the Allianz Arena, according to Jupp Heynckes.Goretzka’s switch from Schalke was finally confirmed last week , the 22-year-old agreeing a free transfer to Bayern when his current deal expires in June.The signing of Goretzka has led to some suggesting Vidal could be the one to lose out, with Chelsea reported to be among his many suitors , but the Chile international remains an integral part of Bayern’s squad.Read the full story on Goal right here! Chelsea shift attentions to Arsenal’s GiroudChelsea are ready to make a shock bid for Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, claims the Mirror .Giroud had been expected to move to Dortmund as part of the deal that brings Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to the Emirates Stadium. But with talks stalling in Germany, the Blues could swoop themselves if their own negotiations with Edin Dzeko fail to yield results.Conte ‘happy’ at Chelsea despite transfer disappointmentAntonio Conte insists he is “happy” at Chelsea, despite reports of his own disappointment at the club’s transfers.Conte has suggested in the past that he “does not have a big impact” on the deals done by the Blues, and rumours have suggested that he has expressed unease at the investment of Manchester United and Manchester City.On Friday, however, he moved to quash such reports.Read the full story on Goal! Madrid to set sights on HazardReal Madrid will likely set their sights on Eden Hazard after being told by PSG that Neymar will not be sold, reports the Telegraph .Despite consistent links between Neymar and the Spanish giants, the report claims that PSG will not let the Brazilian leave, and with Madrid looking to re-build their attacking force, Chelsea star Hazard will be one of the club’s top targets. Conte on collision course with Chelsea boardAntonio Conte’s relationship with the Chelsea board has deteriorated due to his frustrations over the club’s transfer policy, reports the Telegraph .Ross Barkley is the only player the Blues have secured so far in the January window, although Roma pair Emerson and Edin Dzeko could yet follow.And Conte has not been shy in voicing his opinion that he has little input over signings, as it becomes more likely he will not stay beyond the current season.Dortmund to walk away from GiroudBorussia Dortmund are set to walk away from any deal for Olivier Giroud, reports the Daily Mail .BVB wanted the French striker to replace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, but with talks stalling Giroud is looking at other options. Dortmund may turn back to Chelsea’s Michy Batshuayi if a deal with Arsenal for Aubameyang is reached, though a move for the Blues forward would hinge on them landing another striker as well. Conte content with Chelsea’s planAntonio Conte says he has full faith in Chelsea’s plan, despite elimination from the EFL Cup semi-finals at the hands of Arsenal.”It is not right to take only one game to make a decision to understand. There is a programme and a plan,” he said. You can read the rest of his comments right here on Goal ! Dzeko perfect after curious Crouch talkChelsea’s search for a new striker has led them towards Roma’s Edin Dzeko, but not before weighing up moves for the likes of Andy Carroll, Peter Crouch and Ashley Barnes.The right decision appears to have eventually been reached, with a proven performer in the Premier League now firmly in the Blues’ sights.Here, Goal takes a look at why former Manchester City frontman Dzeko is the perfect choice in a curious hunt for more firepower.
advertisement scorecard Rohan Sen KingstonSeptember 1, 2019UPDATED: September 1, 2019 21:51 IST Mohammed Shami picked up two wickets for India in West Indies’ first innings (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSJamarh Hamilton became Mohammed Shami’s 150th wicket in Test cricketShami surpassed Zaheer Khan on the list of fastest Indian pacers to 150 Test scalpsKapil Dev is the fastest among Indian pacemen to achieve the feat in 39 matchesMohammed Shami on Sunday became the third fastest Indian pacer to reach the landmark of 150 wickets in Test cricket during the ongoing second Test against West Indies at Sabina Park in Kingston.Shami bounced out debutant Rahkeem Cornwall for 14 on the fifth over of Day 3 to reach 150 wickets in his 42nd Test match, surpassing Zaheer Khan on the list.Kapil Dev is the fastest among Indian pacemen to complete 150 Test wickets, reaching the landmark in 39 matches followed by Javagal Srinath (40), Shami (42), Zaheer Khan (49) and Ishant Sharma (54).Tests to 150 wickets (by Indian pacemen)39 – Kapil Dev40 – J Srinath42 – Mohd Shami49 – Zaheer Khan54 – Ishant Sharma#IndvWI #IndvsWI #WIvInd#WorldTestChampionshipMohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) September 1, 2019Shami was two wickets away from the feat before the start of this match. He had got the wicket of Shimron Hetmyer on Day 2. India bowled out the Windies for 117 in the first session on Day 3 to take a lead of 299 runs over the hosts.Shami (2/34), Ravindra Jadeja (1/19) and Ishant Sharma (1/24) struck once each as the Windies managed to add just 30 runs to their overnight total. Jasprit Bumrah caused most of the damage on Saturday with 6 wickets for 27 runs.150th Test wicket for @MdShami11 – West Indies 8 down now #TeamIndia #WIvIND pic.twitter.com/pXCs7tKebYBCCI (@BCCI) September 1, 2019Ishant also achieved a major milestone as he became the second-most successful bowler for India outside Asia with 156 Test wickets.Ishant was tied with Kapil Dev for the second spot before this match but surpassed the legendary all-rounder after getting the wicket of Jamarh Hamilton for 5. The list is headed by former India captain Anil Kumble, who had picked 200 Test wickets for the country outside Asia.advertisementIshant starred with the bat for India as he scored 57 runs to help the team reach 416 in their first innings.Ishant brought up his maiden Test fifty in his 92nd Test match and was part of a 112-run partnership for the 8th wicket with Hanuma Vihari, who top-scored for India with 111 runs. It was Vihari’s maiden Test hundred as well.Also Read | India vs West Indies 2nd Test Day 3: Match UpdatesAlso Read | People should get a life: Gavaskar blasts critics for questioning Bumrah’s bowling actionAlso Read | Bumrah’s eagerness to learn makes him the best: Kohli’s childhood coachFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Mohammed ShamiFollow India vs West Indies 2nd Test India vs West Indies: Mohammed Shami becomes 3rd fastest Indian pacer to 150 Test wicketsMohammed Shami picked up two wickets in West Indies’ first innings of the second Test to reach 150 wickets in the longest format of the game on Sunday. graphs commentary No data available! view more view less Next
Acting Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Horace Chang is this afternoon extending condolences and support to the families of those killed yesterday (Friday, August 25) in Clarendon. Story Highlights He added that he understands the outcry of those who call for the fast tracking of the implementation of the Zones of Special Operations. However, Dr. Chang says the initiative must be done right. Acting Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Horace Chang is this afternoon extending condolences and support to the families of those killed yesterday (Friday, August 25) in Clarendon.Dr Chang says he is especially troubled by the killing of children which seems to be a growing trend by criminals. “I am deeply troubled by what seems to be a growing trend where these murderers no longer care who the victims are whether it be women or children,” said Minister Chang.Dr Chang says that the current murder situation is untenable and that the government is working to ensure that it doesn’t continue.“There are various initiatives that are being activated to deal with these challenging communities and criminals. The police are being given additional resources including training and we know that once there is a full roll out, the results will be clear to see and lives will be saved,” said Dr. Chang.He added that he understands the outcry of those who call for the fast tracking of the implementation of the Zones of Special Operations. However, Dr. Chang says the initiative must be done right.“We have heard the calls from various sections of the society including inner-city crime plagued communities loud and clear. The police are being trained and the agencies of the state are being realigned to ensure the zones are effective and the entire nation benefits. We intend to do it right,” Minister Chang stated.Dr Chang will be visiting sections of Clarendon tomorrow (Sunday, August 27) to discuss with community members and law enforcement, the current situation affecting them. He is also appealing to members of the public to not shelter criminals as only with cooperation and partnership can we solve our challenges as a country. Dr Chang says that the current murder situation is untenable and that the government is working to ensure that it doesn’t continue.