0Shares0000Ajax coach Erik ten Hag admitted the nature of his side’s Champions League semi-final defeat against Tottenham Hotspur had been “cruel” © AFP / JOHN THYSAMSTERDAM, Netherlands, May 9 – Ajax coach Erik ten Hag expressed pride in his team after seeing their rousing Champions League run come to an end in cruel fashion in their semi-final against Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday.“I’m very proud of this team and that they made it this far. We have had a great run,” Ten Hag said after the Dutch club were beaten on away goals on a dramatic night at the Johan Cruyff Arena. Lucas Moura’s 96th-minute strike to complete his second-half hat-trick made it 3-2 to Spurs on the night and 3-3 on aggregate as the Premier League club progressed to the final against Liverpool.Ajax had been 2-0 up on the night, and 3-0 ahead in the tie, after first-half goals by captain Matthijs de Ligt and Hakim Ziyech.Having eliminated Real Madrid and Juventus in the previous two rounds, they were on the brink of a first Champions League final appearance for the club in 23 years and their players slumped to the turf in despair when Lucas got the winner.“We tried to shut the game down and we didn’t manage,” admitted Ten Hag, with Ziyech also hitting the post late on for the home side.“I told the players it is very hard to find the right words in a moment like this and that football is cruel.“We have to endure the cruel side tonight but we have to go on.“The Champions League final is so unique and the players all realise that very well so you need time to get over it, but we have to get back on track on Sunday.”Ajax have already won the Dutch Cup this season and can still complete a domestic double before their talented squad is inevitably broken up at the end of the campaign.They are neck and neck with PSV Eindhoven at the top of the Eredivisie heading into the final two matches.They play Utrecht at home on Sunday, meaning there is little time to wallow in this defeat.“We will have to deal with this and regain composure,” he added.“We owe it to ourselves and the fans. We have had a great season, we have one prize and this group of players is so resilient. We will be there on the pitch on Sunday.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
20 20. Wolverhampton Wanderers 1992/93 – Football shirt/oil stained top. 20 17. Arsenal’s 1993/94 goalkeeper shirt – Looks like a giant advert for Newcastle Brown Ale. 20 11. Hull City 1993/94 – Looks like something Kat Slater would turn down for being too hideous. 3. Chelsea away 1994-1996 – The only thing worse than Fernando Torres in a Chelsea kit is this Chelsea kit. 20 20 18. England Euro 96 goalkeeper kit – Seaman’s shirt makes England’s infamous grey away kit look good. That’s how bad it is. 20 19. Mexico goalkeeper 1994 – God, the 1990s produced some AWFUL football kits! 7. Liverpool goalkeeper 1995-97 – As worn by David James. Not sure what was worse his attempts to catch crosses, or his shirt. 20 20 20 8. Bury away 1992/93 – This shirt deserved to be buried, that’s for sure. 15. Liverpool third kit 2013/14 – No wonder Suarez left. 20 20 14. Bochum 1997/98 – Two rubbish kits in one! 20 20 20 13. Ajax 1989/90 away kit – Total football? Total shambles. 2. Sunderland goalkeeper’s kit, 1994-1996 – WHAT THE ACTUAL *BEEEEEEP*?!! Arsenal revealed their new kit with a spectacular launch outside the Emirates Stadium this week, becoming the latest club to release a new shirt ahead of next season.SEE THE NEW PREMIER LEAGUE KITS HEREBut not all football kits make you want to rush down to the shops.Sometimes, football shirt designers get it completely wrong.Take a look at the slideshow of shocking football kits, above, to see what we mean! 20 4. 1860 Munich’s 2010 kit – Like an awful Primark T-shirt. 12. Dundee United 1993/94 away – Like a primary school art project. 6. Manchester United 1992/93 away kit – Theatre of Dreams? Kit of nightmares, more like. 1. Spanish football team La Hoya Lorca’s 2013/14 kit – to see more of the worst football kits EVER, click the yellow arrow above, right! – Give peas a chance? No thanks! 16. Scunthorpe 1996/97 – Not a lot of pleasure to be found in this kit. 10. Colorado Caribous 1978 – More like Colorado Horribles. 20 5. Athletic Bilbao 2004/05 – Athletic Bilbao-NO. 20 20 9. Australia 1990/91 – Worse than a Helen Daniels painting of Mrs Mangel. 20 20
What I wouldn’t give for a cup of tea and a cream bun in the Sandwich Company after that race!More than 600 runners and walkers turned up for the second Glenswilly 5k last night.For the second year in a row organisers were blessed with some fine weather.The event was organised as a fundraiser for the underage football teams at the club and this year it was included for the first time in the Grand Prix series. While many had times and places on their minds, the vast majority were out for fun and to keep fit.It was a superb event which was well-marshaled by local volunteers and by the Gardai.All those who took part were treated to showers and refreshments afterwards.Chairman of Glenswilly GAA Club, Mick Murphy, said he was very proud of how everyone at the club had pulled together to organise the event. He reminded all those present that Glenswilly GAA Club is open to anyone who comes along and its door are never locked to new members.He thanked all those for their sponsorship of the 5k but especially Paul Gallagher of The Sandwich Company who was the main sponsor.Many thanks to Geraldine Diver for the photographs.Glenswilly 5k 2013Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club 1 16 15.28 Gerard Gallagher SM Finn Valley A C2 233 15.53 Aidan Callaghan SM 24/7 Triathlon3 278 16.08 Adam Friel SM Letterkenny A C4 203 16.09 Ivan Toner SM Letterkenny A C 5 23 16.32 Paul McGlinchey SM Letterkenny A C6 32 16.33 Eddie Margey SM Individual7 225 16.38 Brian Crossan SM Individual8 22 16.43 Kevin Ferry M40 Letterkenny A C9 174 17.02 Adrian Boyle SM Individual10 183 17.12 Kieran Crawford SM Letterkenny A C11 88 17.15 Paul Doherty SM 24/7 Triathlon12 181 17.18 Shay McNulty SM Finn Valley A C13 223 17.28 Raymond Birch SM Letterkenny A C14 50 17.29 PAURIC BRESLIN SM Individual15 28 17.30 Liam 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56.01 JOHN LAFFERTY Walker Individual600 1845 56.31 DECLAN DOHERTY Walker Individual601 1810 56.38 BRIDIE SPRATT Walker Individual602 1867 56.42 Jake Spratt Walker Individual603 1800 56.43 EVA LAFFERTY Walker Individual604 1812 57.11 ERIN LAFFERTY Walker Individual605 1770 57.23 CLAIRE LAFFERTY Walker Individual606 1787 57.37 KATHLEEN FRIZE Walker Individual607 1912 57.37 Una Ní Bhrian Walker Individual608 1923 58.02 Anne Spencer Walker Individual609 1922 58.05 Carol Reid Walker IndividualTotal Runners: 609MORE THAN 600 TAKE PART IN GLENSWILLY 5K – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: June 26th, 2013 by StephenShare this: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 Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new 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DONEGAL’S JASON QUIGLEY claimed a second victory as a professional in Carston City, California, last night – with another technical knock-out.The brilliant Ballybofey boxer took on Fernando Najera before a huge crowd and American TV audience.Jason was awarded the fight after three rounds. Having started confidently and on the front, Quigley left Najara bloodied after a flurry of punches in the third and before the fourth, the Mexican’s corner signalled he could not continue.The referee award the fight to Jason on a Technical Knock-Out!Said Jason this morning: “I’m absolutely buzzing.“The support that I’m getting is just unbelievable. “Thank you everybody for all messages and support. It means so much. And a Big Thank you to my family and my team.” JASON THANKS FANS AFTER WINNING SECOND FIGHT WITH ANOTHER KNOCK-OUT was last modified: August 17th, 2014 by John2Share this: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 Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CaliforniadonegalFightJason Quigelywin
The Donegal Mountain Rescue Team is recruiting again in an ongoing drive to replenish and grow the Team.Last February the Team recruited nine new trainee Responders who will go through a personal assessment later this year.Team PRO Joseph Brennan explains; “That programme is going very well. Of the nine selected eight are still on board and they are proving to be excellent candidates for mountain rescue missions.“The Team has not really had any significant intake over the last five or six years and a lot of people for work, personal and even health reasons have dropped away. Mountain Rescue is voluntary and as is the nature of voluntary organizations everywhere in society there are ebbs and flows of personnel. “Thus we felt that with all the systems in place at the moment for training the current batch of new Responders it would be prudent to continue those efforts going forward into 2016.”The public image of Donegal Mountain Rescue Team has increased dramatically in recent years with their involvement in many high profile search and rescue missions throughout the county and indeed further afield when required.Last weekend a three man unit and a jeep were tasked to an escalated search in the Twelve Bens area of Connemara where an injured man had spent a night on the mountain and fears were great for his survival. Weather conditions were atrocious. Luckily he was found and stretchered off safely the following afternoon in a mission involving over thirty personnel from Teams as far afield as Donegal, Kerry and Wicklow together with the West coast teams.DMRT are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year as a voluntary emergency response team, each as he / she is available within all the other constraints of work and home-life, providing search and rescue in extreme terrain and mountain conditions throughout the entire county, and indeed along our many coastal walks. The goal is to locate, stabilize and extract individuals in distress. That can mean a hiker on the side of a mountain, a missing child or person in an urban area, an emergency situation that demands medical attention, or just someone stranded in the snow. Mountain rescue is a rich cauldron of activities encompassing specialised training, rescue missions, fundraising, mundane committee duties and even the odd TV appearance for rescue programmes or walking documentaries.Joseph explains; “More than anything else, it is deeply rewarding when the mission is over and the casualty is safely recovered and reunited with his or her friends and family. On those occasions the ensuing smiles and tears are what make it all so very worthwhile to be an Active Responder with Donegal Mountain Rescue Team”.Looking forward to 2016 he said the Team “find themselves in a good place” having had all of their kit replaced and calibrated over the past twelve months and a new batch of recruits well through their training programme.The Donegal Mountain Rescue training programme covers four core areas namely, mountain operations, search and rescue operations, casualty care, and operations co-ordination.There still is a need for more members to cope with the ongoing increase in the number of callouts and current gaps in team member dispersal. They are seeking enthusiastic individuals interested in working as part of the team to achieve high standards of casualty care in Donegal’s mountains. At the moment there is a particular dearth of female members. Ideal candidates will have a strong interest in mountaineering activities; a high level of commitment; be reasonably fit; possess some hill walking/climbing experience; have some navigation and hill skills; as well as a commitment to participating in regular team training and callouts.Recruitment to the voluntary emergency response team is open to people over 18 years of age, male and female, living within one hour of the county’s mountainous areas. For an application pack please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org .NB: Jump NOW and send that email! The closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday, September 30.See us on facebook www.facebook.com/DonegalMRT . LAST SHOUT GOES OUT FOR DONEGAL MOUNTAIN RESCUE RECRUITS was last modified: September 28th, 2015 by StephenShare this: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 Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegal mountain rescue teamnew recruits
21 September 2007As captain Graeme Smith said afterwards, the Proteas seem to find ways of failing in big tournaments. India handed South Africa a 37-run defeat in Durban on Thursday night, knocking the host country out of the inaugural Twenty20 World Championships.After India had totalled 153 for 5, unbeaten SA could afford to lose, but needed to score 126 runs to advance to the semi-finals.However, a poor batting display, in which only two batsmen reached double figures, saw the Proteas come up 10 runs short as they managed only 116 for 9 in their 20 overs.India ‘at home’Durban is home to a large Indian population and a sold-out Sahara Stadium Kingsmead was so filled with Indian flags and cricket shirts it appeared as if it was a home game for the visitors. Ultimately, South Africa played as if they were the visitors and unfamiliar with the Kingsmead pitch.After the Proteas’ meek batting batting performance, questions were asked about yet another loss when South Africa seemed all set to make its mark. The biggest theme among the questions raised revolved around the wisdom, or lack thereof, in leaving Jacques Kallis out of the T20 squad.Thursday night’s contest was exactly the kind of game that required the kind of calming innings that Kallis is so good at producing. Instead, Vernon Philander, the all-rounder it appears was selected ahead of Kallis, faced five balls before charging down the pitch to Harbhajan Singh and being stumped for two.In the absence of Kallis…Philander’s contribution during the T20 amounted to scoring eight runs in two innings and claiming four wickets in 13 overs at an average of 26 runs per wicket and eight runs an over.Andre Nel, the bowler brought into the South African squad after batsman Loots Bosman was withdrawn due to injury bowled only four overs in the entire tournament.Surely a batsman, in this case Kallis, should have replaced a batsman, instead of a bowler who was hardly used. And surely Kallis was a far better option for a tournament of the T20 World Championships magnitude than the unproven Philander? Clearly, the selectors got it wrong when they left out the man regarded by many as the top all-rounder in the game.Top six failureIn the meltdown against India, apart from Mark Boucher’s 36, the next highest score among SA’s top six batsmen in the batting order was five by Justin Kemp.Herschelle Gibbs, Graeme Smith, AB de Villiers, Kemp, and Shaun Pollock only totalled 12 runs between them. What hurt the home side nearly as much is that they took 46 balls for their low return.Albie Morkel matched Boucher with a score of 36, but the next highest score was extras with 25. Take them out of the equation and the batsmen scored only 91 runs. Take Morkel’s and Boucher’s contributions away and the other eight batsmen who made it to the crease produced just 19 runs.ConditionsNo doubt, winning the toss and choosing to bat first helped India; when South Africa batted, the pitch, under lights, provided the Indian bowlers with some useful assistance. Nonetheless, they needed to put the ball in right places and SA’s batsmen needed to adapt to that.RP Singh was outstanding for India, capturing 4 for 13 in his four overs as he dismissed Gibbs, Smith, Pollock, and Albie Morkel.And when opportunities presented themselves to the Indians, they grabbed them with both hands. A good example of this happened when Rohit Sharma nailed the stumps with a pick-up-and-dive throw at the stumps to run out Kemp.Two balls later, Pollock was dismissed for a duck and after six overs South Africa was knee deep in the muck at 31 for 5.Poor fieldingUncharacteristically poor fielding also cost the Proteas. Vernon Philander dropped a sitter when Robin Uthappa had 10. Luckily for South Africa, he added only five more runs. Later, Albie Morkel lost the ball in the lights and missed a chance to catch Mahendra Singh Dhoni when he was on 10. The Indian captain went on to make an invaluable 45 off 33 deliveries.Dhoni and man of the match Sharma, who finished unbeaten on 50 off 40 balls, went on to add a further 56 runs together. Partnerships of that nature – theirs was worth 85 in total – are what play crucial roles in winning T20 matches.every bit as much as dropped catches cost matches.The tournament wasn’t all doom and gloom for South Africa, however. After all, the Proteas did record four convincing victories before throwing it all away against India.Morkel brothers excelThe Morkel brothers, Albie and Morne, emerged with plenty of credit.Albie was the second highest runs scorer for South Africa, scoring 120 at an average of 40. Among the batsmen, his strike rate was the second highest in the team. He also proved himself to be a very clean hitter of the ball, smashing seven sixes, with three of them in excess of 100 metres.Morne, meanwhile, was the highest wicket taker, the most economical bowler, and had the best strike rate of any South African.He captured 4 for 17 against New Zealand in a superb display of fast bowling, and had it not been for umpire Billy Doctrove calling him for a no ball – which the delivery clearly wasn’t – he would have become the first bowler in T20 internationals to pick up a five-for in a match.More questions than answersUnfortunately, despite the successes, South Africa has once again been left with more questions than answers about the team’s ability to perform under pressure.With the Proteas failing to reach 126 runs, New Zealand grabbed second spot in Group E behind India to secure a semi-final spot.The Black Caps will tackle Pakistan in the first final four match at Newlands on Saturday after the Pakistanis won all three of their Super Eights matches. India, meanwhile, will take on Australia in Durban where they will, no doubt, once again enjoy fanatical support.Australia on a rollWhile the Australians started the tournament slowly, they have slowly adapted their game to the 20-overs-a-side format and in their last outing were in ominously good form as they crushed Sri Lanka by 10 wickets with almost 10 overs to spare.The Aussies clearly have the firepower to add the T20 World Championships title to their World Cup title and ranking as the number one test team in the world.The final will take place on Monday, 24 September, which is Heritage Day and a public holiday in South Africa.SA vs India match summaryIndia 153 for 5 (Sharma 50*, Dhoni 45, Pollock 2 for 17)South Africa 116 for 9 (Boucher 36, A Morkel 36, RP Singh 4 for 13, Sreesanth 2 for 23) Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo material
There are house tours and touring houses. The Living Zero Home, an energy-efficient modular dwelling built by All American Homes, is among the latter.Beginning on July 1 with a five-day stop at the Taste of Chicago festival, the Living Zero Home will visit 15 more cities before its tour ends, on November 22 at the Denver Zoo in Colorado.All American says the aim of the tour, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, is to show consumers practical ways to reduce home energy costs through day-to-day behavior and the use of products and construction techniques that can make a home’s operation more efficient.Key features of the Living Zero Home, which was manufactured in All American’s Decatur, Illinois, plant, include Icynene foam insulation; a PV system; low-flow plumbing; Energy Star appliances and Energy Star fixtures with CFL or LED lights; tankless water heaters; bamboo floors; high-performance fiberglass windows; fiber cement siding; a passive-daylighting design; and All American’s Smart Living System, which the company touts as a whole-house energy management and home monitoring system.
It never hurts to ask directly what your prospect believes they need to do to make a decision. I might not ask what their process is, only because they may not think of the decision as a process. You might learn something that you can incorporate into the process you are leading.In many cases, it makes sense to ask about your dream client’s timeline for deciding and implementing. It always feels helpful to work backward from the date your prospect wants to go live. The milestones and a plan you both agree can help keep things on track when people are being pulled in different directions. This question works better if there are consequences for missing the deadline, all the better.It’s a good idea to ask who is going to participate in the decision and whom you are going to need to include. Your prospect may not think of the people on their team as a buying committee. I have heard task force more often than any other term used to describe the group of people leading an initiative. You might also ask who in leadership cares about the initiative and if you can brief them (even though this isn’t as much about speed as it is about winning when things get tricky).In some cases, it makes sense to ask about what might prevent your prospect’s company from being able to make whatever change you are recommending. You might be able to mitigate the challenge if you know what it is. If you know how your deal might stall, you can work to prevent it. Deals now are better than deals later. You would prefer to win now than, say, four months from now. Better results now are better than results later, something that is true for your dream client too. They would prefer to have their challenges dispatched sooner rather than some time in the future, and their opportunities realized earlier. Here is what you need to know to win deals faster.How You Slow Deals DownMuch of what salespeople do to speed up deals slow them down or kills them altogether. What seems to be efficient is so ineffective, it slows sales to a crawl, if it doesn’t cause the client to dark—or disengage completely. If you want your deals to move forward faster, there are things you have to stop doing.Stop speeding through the process: You have a great couple of meetings, and your dream client asks for a proposal and pricing. You believe the client knows what they want and they’re ready to make a decision now. The truth is that their request for pricing and a proposal was part of their discovery and exploration; they want additional information. The information wasn’t enough to compel them to buy, and you left your sales meeting without anything on your calendar.Give up the one call close: There are some sales where a discovery meeting might end with a pricing proposal and a contract. In most B2B sales, however, this is not often the case. A one-hour meeting with one stakeholder followed by an email with pricing and a contract may as well be the one-call close. The email isn’t a second sales call.Stop believing you can win deals over email: Because of the prevalence of this medium, some salespeople think they can conduct the entire sales process over email, beginning with prospecting, asking discovery questions, chasing the client to schedule follow up meetings, and trying to argue for their solution. The medium isn’t up to the task of delivering the outcomes many want from it.Don’t go through the process with a single stakeholder: There are deals where a single stakeholder will decide to buy. These deals tend to be smaller, even though this is less frequent than it once was. They also seem to be more common in small companies, where the decision will impact fewer people. It’s a good rule of thumb to assume the more people who will be affected by the change, the more people necessary to a deal.If you want your deals to move smoothly and as quickly through your pipeline, there are some things you can do to bend the curve in your direction.How You Speed Deals UpIn endurance sports, if you want to complete a race faster, you go slower. You try not to do anything that would cause your heart rate to get so high and exert so much energy early that it makes completion unlikely. The speed of winning deals has much in common with endurance sports. Here is what you can do to speed up:Implications of WaitingFirst, a disclaimer. If you are going to share the negative implications of waiting to take action, what you share must be real and compelling. The consequences have to be something your dream client wants to avoid, and your pricing increase next quarter may not be enough to compel action. With that disclaimer out of the way, if there are real implications, sharing them can create a sense of urgency to avoid adverse outcomes.I have to use an example where I failed to compel a client to change. The client was not making the necessary investment in the result they needed, and I shared it with them, explaining how it was going to cause them problems in the future, and likely damage the results they needed to provide their client. I failed to convince them of the implications, and they lost half their business because they failed their client.If you want your client to move faster, you have to share the consequences of inaction, and do so with great empathy and diplomacy.Control the ProcessThe sales conversation we have with our clients has gone nonlinear. More and more, it doesn’t line up with the sales process (a useful, orienting generalization as to what you need to get done to win a deal effectively), and it doesn’t look much like the buying journeys we pretend to be linear (another useful, orienting generalization). When we try to be sophisticated and line up these two views of the sales conversation, our attempt at linearity doesn’t change the reality of the difficulty human beings have making decisions—especially in groups.When it comes to opportunity creation and opportunity capture, you might think about it like this: sell the meeting, sell the process (the things you and your dream client need to do), and then sell the solution. The sequence here matters. When you skip over “sell the process,” to get to “sell the solution,” you expose yourself to all kinds of problems that may cause your deal to slow down or stall.In a decision as to who should control the process, believe that it is you. You should know better than your client what comes next and why. You can’t be like the salesperson I heard ask this question at the end of their first meeting, “Well, what would you like to do next?” The client responded, “Shouldn’t you know what I need to next? You do this all the time. I don’t?” You will have clients that need to insert their needs into your process, but part of controlling the process is understanding what they need and eliciting it so you can help them.The Lost Art of Closing is my roadmap for controlling the process. If you want speed to a deal, you will control the process.No more pushy sales tactics. The Lost Art of Closing shows you how to proactively lead your customer and close your sales. Build ConsensusNot only will you have to build consensus, but you are also going to have to do so among a group with divergent opinions and competing priorities. You suffer slow deals, stalled deals, and lost deals you might have won when you don’t take into consideration the stakeholders who need to part of the process–or who should be.In many cases where there is a single contact the salesperson allows to present on their behalf, at some point, they hear: “We’ve decided to go a different direction.” Who is this, “we?” No evidence of a “we” is not proof that there is not a “we” lurking inside your dream client’s company.The speed at which you win many deals depends heavily on how fast you can determine and engage the people who are going to part of your prospective client’s decision-making process (hopefully a process you are influencing). Deals don’t move faster when you leave out people who need to be seen and heard. If they are going to be part of the process, inviting them into it sooner means you win your deal sooner.Be Present and Pay AttentionYou compress the time by having a more significant presence (face-to-face is best, video face-to- video face is second best, the phone is next).Salespeople often say something like, “I asked the client this question, and they didn’t answer me. What should I do now?” How is it possible for you to ask your prospective client a question without answering? By asking your questions over email, that’s how. Email isn’t the right medium to replace meetings. If you want to move things faster, you will have a presence.The more your prospective client sees you, the better. More meetings are better than fewer, and fewer emails are better than more, generally. You get more done in meetings, where you have your prospective client’s attention, when you have their peers in the room, and where you can be seen and heard. You also want to be seen listening and taking notes. The more attention you give a deal, the sooner you close it.I don’t know anyone who would argue that you not share the implications of waiting, who would suggest you allow your dream client to control the process when the process has them do something that is not in their best interest, who would recommend you stay single-threaded, or who tell you not to have meetings to speed up the process. Though you don’t have control here, you can try to influence things in a way that serve both you and your dream client better.If you want to win deals faster, do what is necessary sooner rather than later.Afterword:Just a few more thoughts worth sharing and considering. Essential Reading! 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Scientists have fleshed out yet another little-known dinosaur: a giant ornithomimosaur, Deinocheirus mirificus. This species had previously been identified just from fossilized forelimbs found in Mongolia’s Gobi desert in the 1960s. Recently, also in the Gobi, a team found fossils making up nearly complete skeletons of two additional specimens. They also retrieved the skull, a hand, and the feet of one specimen from a private collector who had bought it on the black market. The fossils indicate the beast had a long snout with a deep jaw, a humped back, and a heavy pelvis supporting relatively short hind limbs with broad feet (pictured above in an artist’s reconstruction). A composite reconstruction, reported online today in Nature, suggests the beast was 11 meters long and weighed 6358 kilograms, making it the largest type of ornithomimosaur ever found. Ornithomimosaurs, which translates as “bird-mimic lizards,” are sometimes called ostrich dinosaurs for their faint resemblance to those modern birds. Fish and plant remains found within the ribs indicate Deinocheirus was omnivorous. Its diet and physical characteristics likely made it a natural for thriving along the braided rivers that crossed the Gobi millions of years ago.
Basketball Authorities said on Saturday the ex-wife of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright has been charged with first-degree murder in his death more than seven years ago.Memphis police director Michael Rallings said Sherra Wright had been charged in the death of her ex-husband, a Memphis native who played for five teams over 13 seasons as a forward and center.Police in Riverside County, California, arrested Sherra Wright on Friday night on a fugitive from justice warrant, online records showed. Wright’s decomposing body was found in suburban Memphis on 28 July 2010 – 10 days after the 34-year-old was reported missing. He had been shot multiple times. The seven-year investigation into his death has been one of the Memphis police department’s most high-profile unsolved cases. Billy R Turner was indicted on a first-degree murder charge in Wright’s death on 5 December. He has pleaded not guilty. Media reports have said Turner, a landscaper, and Sherra Wright attended the same church. Rallings would not discuss the connection between Turner and Wright, but said police were confident they knew each other. A release from the Shelby County district attorney’s office said Turner and Sherra Wright conspired to kill Lorenzen Wright. Sherra Wright was scheduled to appear in court on Monday in California. Officials were not certain when she would be returned to Memphis. The DA’s office said the first attempt at killing Wright occurred between April and July 2010 and involved Turner traveling to Wright’s home near Atlanta. The indictment said Sherra Wright and Turner acquired firearms and recruited a co-conspirator, who was not named. Rallings said police were looking at other people in the investigation. Police said last month that they had found a gun used in the killing in a lake near Walnut, Mississippi, about 75 miles east of Memphis. “The weapon was key,” Rallings said, adding that police were looking at other people in the investigation. Sherra Wright received $1m from her ex-husband’s life insurance policy. She agreed to a settlement in 2014 in a court dispute over how she spent the insurance money meant to benefit their six children, the Commercial Appeal has reported. Born and raised in Memphis, Lorenzen Wright was a fan favorite thanks to his charity work with youth and his father’s involvement as a coach in summer leagues. He played for the Los Angeles Clippers, Memphis GrizzliesFormer NBA players and friends including Anfernee Hardaway and Elliot Perry attended a memorial service for Wright in the days after his body was found. Sherra Wright spoke to police then. According to an affidavit, she told police she saw Lorenzen Wright leave her home carrying money and a box of drugs on 18 July 2010, as he left her home. Before he left, Sherra Wright said, she overheard her ex-husband on the telephone telling someone that he was going to “flip something for $110,000”, the document said. Sherra Wright said Lorenzen Wright left her home in a car with a person she could not identify. The affidavit said Sherra Wright gave the statements to police in the Memphis suburb of Collierville, where she lives, on 27 July – nine days after he left her house for the last time. In the early morning of 19 July, a police dispatcher in the suburb of Germantown received a call from Wright’s cellphone. Dispatchers acknowledged they heard noises like gunshots before the call was dropped. Dispatchers said they did not alert patrol officers or commanders because they could not confirm the call came from their jurisdiction. They did not send a patrol officer or relay the information to Memphis police until days later. Wright’s mother filed a missing-person report with Collierville police on 22 July 2010. Authorities in Collierville were accused of dragging their feet in the days after the report was filed, and an apparent lack of communication kept authorities from linking the 911 call to the missing-person report. Wright’s body was found in a field near some woods at the height of summer, complicating the investigation because evidence had likely deteriorated in the heat. An autopsy report showed bullet fragments were lodged in Wright’s skull, chest and right forearm. This article was amended on 18 December 2017 to add the monetary figure Sherra Wright received from Lorenzen Wright’s life insurance policy. Share on Facebook US crime Tennessee Memphis Since you’re here… NBA Share on LinkedIn US sports Reuse this content … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. 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