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Blakeman wins 10-pitch at-bat, Humboldt Crabs claim comeback win over Healdsburg Prune Packers

first_imgArcata >> Kyle Blakeman was able to win the battle.And it allowed the Humboldt Crabs to win the war.Blakeman fought off tough pitch after tough pitch, but his ground out to short on the 10th pitch he saw from Brett Bowyer in the bottom of the eighth inning proved to be the game-winner as the Crabs recorded a 4-3 comeback win over the Healdsburg Prune Packers on Wednesday night.“The infield was in and I was just trying to stay short. We needed a run, and I pretty much knew I can’t that I …last_img

Focus on Arizona: Kyler Murray, Cardinals offer 49ers a unique challenge

first_imgIt’s been impossible for the Arizona Cardinals ignore all their doubters, because the noise has been incessant ever since they hired a coach who couldn’t win in college and drafted a diminutive quarterback No. 1 overall.Now halfway through the season, coach Kliff Kingsbury and his hand-picked quarterback Kyler Murray haven’t quite silenced those non-believers but those who expected them to fail miserably have been disappointed. The Cardinals had a three-game winning streak snapped in New …last_img

Relationships Over Transactions

first_imgThe relationships you have with your customers is worth more than a single transaction. You dramatically change the relationship by over-vauling the transaction.You might be able to push your dream client to buy before they are ready. You might know how to use tactics like tie-downs to lock them into a decision. By locking your dream client into a decision they weren’t yet ready to make, you put the transaction before the relationship. Your dream client now carries a negative feeling about you because you demonstrated that the sales was more important to you than the person you sold.You might be able to take advantage of a client’s lack of knowledge about what you sell to give them a price that is higher than any price you might charge someone who knows the value of what you are selling. Over time, as your client learns that you took advantage them, they will come to discover that you put the single sale above the relationship. You won’t make another sale to this client, and they will share the bad experience they had with others.Sometimes your prospective customer will want to buy what you sell before they are capable of benefiting from what you provide them. By selling them what they want, you allowed them to fail, and likely cost them time and money. By taking their money, you have demonstrated that the transaction was worth more than the potential relationship.The value of the relationship is worth more than a single transaction. When you get this wrong, you make a single sale. When you get this right, you develop the kind of trusted relationship that gives you access to all the future transactions–and maybe even exclusive rights to all of those future transactions. Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Why You Need Goals

first_imgI like disciplines, things you do forever because they produce some result that you want that isn’t really a goal. Running a marathon is a goal, but having the energy to live the life you want requires a discipline that doesn’t have a finish line.That said, goals are still critically important to your growth and your success.Goals provide directionThe most important reason you need to set goals is because they provide direction. They cause you to take action that moves you. Look, if you have no goals, you’ll still move, but you’ll be drifting, directionless. You can waste a lot of time drifting.Goals pull you in a direction of your choosing. They bring your intentions to life. Even if you decide later to change your goals and your direction, you’ll have greater momentum because you are already moving.Goals provide a measurementI practiced Aikido for a full year, believing I had made no progress, even though I had only really practiced with black belts throughout that time. When the Sensei brought in a new class, I was forced to work with people who had never been on a mat before that day. It was only then that I recognized my progress.And so it is with goals. It’s not the attainment of goals that is so important; it is the progress. It’s the improvement. It’s the difference from where you were when you started on some path. With a goal, you can look back over the ground you covered and just how far you’ve come.One of the greatest motivators available to you is growth. Goals help you grow, and they provide a measurement.Goals provide feedbackIs what you are doing working? Is it moving you closer to what you want, or is it moving you further away?It is important that you take action, disciplined action, towards the goals you are trying to obtain. But are those disciplined actions working? If what you are doing is moving you away from your goals, then your strategy is not working. That feedback tells you to change something. Maybe what you are doing isn’t going to work. Or maybe you just need to do more of it.Where are you going? How do you intend to get there? How will you need to change and grow to be the person that accomplishes what you are setting out to do?last_img read more

LOOK: Netizens abuzz over confirmed McGregor-Mayweather bout

first_imgRobredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Fil-Am fan who asked Klay Thompson to sign toaster invited to Dubs’ victory parade LATEST STORIES What ‘missteps’? 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire This won’t be good for anyone except for those making money off it. Terrible idea. Mayweather will work McGregor like a heavy bag. https://t.co/teaCRxdZbp— T.J. Quinn (@TJQuinnESPN) June 14, 2017 The much-anticipated announcement sent shock waves in social media, with fans and professional athletes alike sharing their two cents on one of the biggest matches ever in combat sports.In true McGregor fashion, the Irish UFC lightweight champion reignited the rivalry by taking a jab at his counterpart’s age.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Floyd/Pac had 4.4 million. I’ve seen estimates as high as 5.0 million for Mayweather-McGregor. seems like it will be close at least. https://t.co/FnukVWxw86— Cork Gaines (@CorkGaines) June 14, 2017 Mayweather v McGregor will last two rounds. Three, maybe, but only if Floyd wants it to. pic.twitter.com/iNe1T6Grzj— Rob AF. (@RobForbesDJ) June 14, 2017 Several athletes, on the other hand, expressed their desire to participate in the historic card, including retired NFL-wide receiver Chad Johnson and UFC Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miotic, who called out his boxing counterpart Anthony Joshua.I want to fight on Mayweather-McGregor undercard— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) June 14, 2017 — #UFC214 #LetsGoChamp (@criscyborg) June 14, 2017Others, meanwhile, weighed in on the blockbuster fight’s effect on boxing’s future.  /raThere’s no way Conor vs. Floyd on August 26 doesn’t hurt Canelo vs. GGG three weeks later. Mac vs. May is obviously the bigger fight.— Damon Martin (@DamonMartin) June 14, 2017 Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Hey @anthonyfjoshua let’s have a proper tussle and still have time for tea and crumpets before the main event! #MayweatherMcGregor— Stipe Miocic (@stipemiocicufc) June 14, 2017Elite female striker Chris “Cyborg” Justino also expressed her desire to face female boxing champion Cecilia Brækhus in the undercard.Imagine @FloydMayweather vs @TheNotoriousMMA #MayweatherMcGregor with @criscyborg vs @1LadyCecilia on the #lasvegas event! @MayweatherPromo https://t.co/HLq18LYhDR Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken After almost a year of endless teasing, the Conor McGregor versus Floyd Mayweather Jr. crossover bout is finally set in stone.READ: Mayweather, McGregor agree to August super fightADVERTISEMENT THE FIGHT IS ON. pic.twitter.com/KhW0u3jRft— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) June 14, 2017Pundits, meanwhile, are already questioning McGregor’s chances, this being his first professional boxing match. The fact that he’ll be facing an undefeated defensive tactician only made people doubt his chances of victory even more.ADVERTISEMENT World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Man, much respect to Floyd Senior still getting a few rounds in at the gym. I hope I can still train at that age.Respect. pic.twitter.com/Q2jv4Lffgd— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) June 13, 2017 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ McGregor is going to get battered, I reckon. Tbf though, I’d let Mayweather knock me out for a few million. https://t.co/L03DBwoxF9— Kirk McKeand (@MckKirk) June 14, 2017Twelve rounds of defensive boxing with Connor throwing hard and missing a lot. The build up will be fun though! https://t.co/UpXY55x3OH— Dan Hardy (@danhardymma) June 14, 2017 View commentslast_img read more

Ashton Kutcher dons turban, does bhangra at Ayesha Thapar-Nikesh Arora’s Italian wedding

first_imgAshton Kutcher and pregnant fiancee Mila Kunis were dressed intraditional Indian attire at a big fat Indian wedding at the Borgo EgnaziaResort in Savelletri di Fasano, Italy. Delhi businesswoman Ayesha Thapar married Google’s Senior Vice President Nikesh Arora. Kutcher, 36, sported an aqua blue embroidered kurta teamed up with a white dhoti. He completed the Indian look with a red turban, reported E!Online. Photo courtesy: PopsugarWhereas, Kunis, 30, wore a mint gown with a drop waist, which hid her baby bump and silver accents.The ‘Two and a Half Men’ star took to the dance floor with a female friend to entertain guests at the reception. He treated the crowd to a traditional Bollywood-style dance.Details about the wedding were not released, although photos have been posted online. Photo courtesy: PopsugarKunis and Kutcher, who played Jackie and Kelso on That ’70s Show, began dating in early spring of 2012 and went public with their engagement earlier this year.last_img read more

Kelly Osbourne Fashions A Benefit For Race To Erase MS

first_imgAs a fashion designer of her own line, Stories… by Kelly Osbourne, and a guest judge on “Project Runway,” Kelly Osbourne certainly understands the value of dressing well. Now the television star is leveraging the value of designer fashion to benefit a charity near and dear to her, Race to Erase MS.Kelly Osbourne Fashions a Benefit for Race to Erase MSThrough the nonprofit designer apparel resale website Union & Fifth, Osbourne has donated an eclectic mix of young, fun clothes featuring Rebecca Minkoff, new-with-tags British Topshop, Asos, and Issa. Highlights include a fuzzy pink skirt, a pin-up girl circle skirt, and a moto-jacket. 75% of the proceeds from the sale will directly benefit Race to Erase MS, which held its 22nd annual Gala in April and its annual Orange You Happy to Erase MS campaign throughout May.Osbourne has donated an eclectic mix of young, fun clothesOsbourne has been involved in the fight against MS since her brother Jack was diagnosed with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis in 2012. A year later, Sharon and Jack Osbourne were both honored with the “Medal of Hope” award at the 20th annual Race to Erase MS Gala.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

LeBron James Alludes to Racism as Reason for Phil

Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James took issue Monday with New York Knicks President Phil Jackson’s use of the term “posse,” leading to a lively discussion on Twitter.James’ issue stems from a statement Jackson made to ESPN Nov. 14, when he referred to the NBA player’s business partners and friends as a “posse.”“When LeBron was playing with the [Miami] Heat, they went to Cleveland and he wanted to spend the night,” Jackson told ESPN. “They don’t do overnights. Teams just don’t. So now [Heat coach Erik] Spoelstra has to text [Heat president Pat] Riley and say, ‘What do I do in this situation?’ And Pat, who has iron-fist rules, answers, ‘You are on the plane. You are with this team.’ You can’t hold up the whole team because you and your mom and your posse want to spend an extra night in Cleveland.“I always thought Pat had this really nice vibe with his guys,” Jackson continued. “But something happened there where it broke down. I do know LeBron likes special treatment. He needs things his way.”When asked for his response, James told ESPN he had “no relationship at all” to the former Chicago Bulls coach.“I had nothing but respect for him as a coach for what he was able to do,” he noted.But what Twitter latched onto was James’ issue with the word “posse.”“To use that label – and if you read the definition of what the word ‘posse’ is – it’s not what I’ve built over my career. It’s not what I stand for,” the athlete said. “It’s not what my family stands for. And I believe the only reason he used that word is because he sees a young African-American trying to make a difference.”In response, D.J. Andrews called for Jackson to lose his position.Somebody gotta hack Phil Jackson email and get him outta here too— D.J. Andrews (@DJDarrel3) November 15, [email protected] agreed with James but told him to respect the coach who led the Lakers for more than a decade.Ok Lebron I agree with you about Phil Jackson , but you better respect the greatest coach ever!— Jesus (@KobeTruthNlight) November 15, 2016Jammy Jam also sided with James. He referenced Jackson’s history of speaking on issues he was not originally involved in. The retired coach previously put his two cents’ worth in on a 2012 feud between former Lakers players Dwight Howard and Shaquille O’Neal.Idc I’m team Bron Bron, I don’t like Phil Jackson anyway. He be talking shit and acting up but supposed to be all about zen lol— Jammy Jam (@OfficialJammy) November 15, 2016But some users defended Jackson. They backed away from James’ longtime business associate Maverick Carter’s assertion that Jackson was disrespectful.All the hard work,effort and achievement and @PhilJackson11 still calls us a “posse”every step you take they remind you, you ghetto” @S_C_ pic.twitter.com/OPsPvAvFoM— Maverick Carter (@mavcarter) November 14, 2016But Fire Rich Cho checked Carter on the word’s [email protected] @PhilJackson11 @S_C_ lemme finish it for you. Look at the final definition and stop being so sensitive. pic.twitter.com/4KB4siTRmU— Fire Rich Cho (@FireRichCho) November 15, 2016Carter later clarified his stance, noting he didn’t call Jackson racist.Let me be clear I’m not saying @PhilJackson11 is racist,, I’m calling out his disrespectful language— Maverick Carter (@mavcarter) November 15, 2016Meanwhile, Marquisha Jeng explained the origins of the word “posse” before deciding Jackson “meant no harm.”’Posse’ is derived from the word ‘posse comitatus’, which is a legal term defining power or authority. Phil Jackson meant no harm…— Marquisha Jeng (@_melaninhippie_) November 15, 2016Truth Seeker questioned why James felt disrespected by Jackson while he “went back to slave master Dan Gilbert.” The statement refers to Gilbert’s open letter in which he blasted James for leaving the Heat in 2010. During the ensuing fallout, Rev. Jesse Jackson told the Associated Press Gilbert saw James as an enslaved African who escaped from his slavemaster.“His feelings of betrayal personify a slave master mentality,” Jackson said. “He sees LeBron as a runaway slave. This is an owner/employee relationship – between business partners – and LeBron honored his contract.”I mean I’m black power and everything, but for LeBron to say Phil Jackson disrespected him and he went back to slave master Dan Gilbert. Smh— Truth Seeker (@xfilestrustno1) November 15, 2016Additionally, Checo said he didn’t believe the Knicks’ president was racist.I don’t think Phil Jackson ment for his statement to come off as racist. If he was then he made the WORST career choice. #LeBronJames #NBA— Checo (@ChecoRepublic) November 15, 2016 read more

Pochettino is amongst the best in the world – Emery reveals

first_imgArsenal manager Unai Emery insists Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has to be considered amongst the best managers in the world.The two face off in the North London derby on Sunday, and Emery is of the opinion that Pochettino must be compared with the likes of Pep Guardiola and Diego Simeone following his impressive work at Spurs.Emery lauded the former Espanyol manager, saying Pochettino has done enough in his career and developed enough young players to be regarded as one of the best head coaches currently in football.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“His career is very consistent. His structure in every team is very clear, with good performances,” he said, according to Goal.“He has worked in Spain, then here with Southampton and Tottenham, with young players, and every young player usually improves with him and his staff.”“I think he deserves, because of his career, to be considered with the best coaches like Guardiola and Simeone.”last_img read more