The Coming Flight to Relationships

first_imgYou’ve heard that relationship selling is dead. It isn’t. And because we are human beings, relationships aren’t going anywhere, even if that doesn’t mean that our business relationships aren’t going to include some economic value creating component.By my count, we’ve spent the past couple decades trying to turn our relationships as buyers and sellers into something transactional—all the while bemoaning the repercussions of that choice, like commoditization, disintermediation, low margins, and high customer churn rates. Clients have relentlessly complained about poor service, poor results, and a lack of caring.We’ve chased the bottom for too long. And this is where it’s gotten us.We are on the front end of a flight to value. And we are on the front end of a flight to relationships. We want relationships back—with all of the benefits that come with them.We Want to Be More Than a TransactionWe want the people and companies we buy from to know us. We want them to know our names.We want to know people. We want them to know what we like and what we don’t like. We want them to look out for us, to make sure that what we buy is really going to serve our needs.We want the people and companies we buy from to go the extra mile because we have a relationship. We want them to anticipate our needs, to give us a heads-up when something that they know we would love comes available.We want to trust them. We want to know that they will always do right by us, even when doing right might cost them a few bucks.We want the people and companies we buy from to be worth paying more to obtain. We want them to deliver additional value, and we want them to capture some of that value.We Want Our Clients to Be Loyal, Raving FansWe want our clients and customers to love us. We want them to be loyal customers. We don’t want them to buy from anyone else, especially not to save a few pennies. We want them to rave to the people they know to buy from us, too.We want our clients to know us. We want them to trust us. We want them to look at us as part of their team, their trusted advisors. We want them to treat us like consultative salespeople, not transactional salespeople.We want deep relationships with our clients. We want the kind of relationships where we aren’t treated like a transaction and where we aren’t expected to behave like a transaction.We want them to give us a 100% of their wallet share. We want them to pay us more than they’d pay the other guys, and we want them to let us capture some of the value we create. And we want them to let us help them invest enough to get the results that they really need.We want the chance to do the work that makes all of this possible, especially creating the deep, trusted relationships that make our business more human, more value creating, and less transactional.The flight to relationships is coming. For some of us, it’s already here.QuestionsHow important are relationships to how you sell?How important to you are relationships when you are making a major, strategic purchase?How do your relationships add value to a deal?Why are people more and more willing to pay more for the results they need?Why are people more willing to invest in relationships, even if costs a bit more? Get the Free eBook! Want to master cold calling? Download my free eBook! Many would have you believe that cold calling is dead, but the successful have no fear of the phone; they use it to outproduce their competitors. Download Nowlast_img read more

FIFA World Cup: This is for all those who badmouthed me, says Suarez after Uruguay’s victory

first_img0Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, who missed Uruguay’s opening match at the World Cup due to an injury, returned to the starting line-up against England and became the Man of the Match to make the difference on Thursday.Suarez had been doubtful for the game following a surgery last month to repair a small meniscus tear, but his brace helped Uruguay beat England 2-1 in the Group of Death which also has Italy and Costa Rica, reports Xinhua.Uruguay and England, who both lost their first round Group D matches, fought closely to stay alive.Suarez haunted his Liverpool team-mates in the 39th minute when the ball was spread to forward Edinson Cavani on the Uruguay left flank. Cavani chipped a delicate ball in to the onrushing Suarez, who nodded it superbly past England keeper Joe Hart.Ten minutes after Wayne Rooney scored his first-ever World Cup finals goal to equalise, Suarez broke through a static Three Lions defense in the 85th minute, smashing home past Hart to seal the crucial win.Suarez, 27, said after the match that he endured a difficult spell on the sidelines following the injury to his knee, and has expressed his gratitude towards his family for their support.”This is incredible. I had told my team-mates I had a dream that I was going to score two goals in this match,” he said.”We had to win this match and we did it playing like Uruguay does in these kind of games. Now we have to think about Italy, who are another very important rival.advertisement”This victory is for all those people who said so many bad things about the team, it’s for them,” he said.Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez said, “Suarez is a wonderful player. We admire him.”Suarez has scored 41 goals in his 78 international caps for Uruguay. He was also this season’s English Premier League top-scorer with 31 goals.In 2010 World Cup in South Africa, Suarez was sent off for his deliberate handball in the last seconds of extra-time. Ghana missed the resulting spot-kick and Uruguay eventually went through on penalties.Today, Suarez said that the game against Italy would be another final and that the team would keep fighting until the end.last_img read more

11 days agoTottenham enter talks with free agent Michel Vorm

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham enter talks with free agent Michel Vormby Paul Vegas11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham have entered talks with Michel Vorm about re-signing the Dutch goalkeeper on a free transfer until the end of the season as cover for injured captain Hugo Lloris.Vorm, 35, has been without a club since being released by Spurs at the end of his contract in June, says the London Evening Standard. He joined Spurs from Swansea in July 2014 and made 47 appearances in all competitions as stand-in for No.1 Lloris.The 15-cap former Dutch international fell behind Paulo Gazzaniga in the pecking order at the start of last season and will now deputise for the Argentine until at least January, when Lloris is expected to return to training following a dislocated left elbow.Alfie Whiteman, 21, has been acting as the club’s third goalkeeper since Vorm’s departure but is yet to make a senior appearance for the club. last_img read more

College Football Player Died Unexpectedly On Friday

first_imgA detail of a Nike official NCAA size football as it sits in the end zone while the West Virginia Mountaineers stretchon the field prior to playing against the Clemson Tigers during the Discover Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium.(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)We have tragic news out of the college football world this evening, as a Division 2 player died unexpectedly on Friday.Abraham Reinhardt, a redshirt senior linebacker at Dixie State, passed away on Friday.The school has confirmed the tragic news.From The Spectrum:Abraham Reinhardt, redshirt senior linebacker for the Trailblazers, died Friday at the Dixie Regional Medical Center, according to a release from the university. He was 23.The cause of Reinhardt’s death was not included in the release, as the university said it plans to respect the Reinhardt’s privacy.According to Dixie State athletics, Reinhardt practiced with the team as spring football practices began this past week. During 7-on-7 non-contact drills, Reinhardt left practice Tuesday with a leg injury and didn’t participate the rest of the day.The school’s AD released the following statement:“We are all incredibly saddened and shocked by Abraham’s passing. Our hearts are broken,” DSU Director of Athletics Jason Boothe said. “He always represented Dixie State University and our football program exceptionally well, but more importantly, he was an amazing young man.”Reinhardt is a Hawaii native. He was named first-team all-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference last season, totaling 79 tackles and 13.5 tackles for loss.Our thoughts are with his friends, family and teammates.last_img read more

Malaika Arora nails the gym look in top and shorts with sister Amrita

first_imgOther Galleries 9 images Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 Ileana D’Cruz stuns in tube top and skirt paired with smart blazer at Pagalpanti song launch 10 images Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 Ananya Panday in ganji and mini shorts proves comfy clothing is the best. See pics 10 images Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 Kriti Kharbanda paints the town tangerine in mini dress at Pagalpanti song launch. See pics 10 images Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 Janhvi Kapoor pairs sports bra and mini shorts with Rs 4 lakh bag at gym. See picsOther Photogallery CategoriesIndiaMoviesLifestyleTelevisionAdd new comment Your name * E-mail * The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Comment *More information about text formatsPlain textNo HTML tags allowed.Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.Lines and paragraphs break automatically.647×363: 483×271: 370×208: 170×96: 88×50: Section: PhotoLifestyleLifestyleGallery Image: Image: Credit/Source: Yogen ShahCaption: Malaika Arora was recently spotted at the gym and once again the diva perfectly nailed the gym look.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: Yogen ShahCaption: She donned an ice blue tee paired with black sports bra and printed shorts.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 1Image: Credit/Source: Yogen ShahCaption: She paired her gym ensemble with hot pink training shoes, black aviators and black bag.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 2Image: Credit/Source: Yogen ShahCaption: She was accompanied by her sister Amrita Arora to the gym, and she too slayed her look in comfy training clothes.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 3Image: Credit/Source: Yogen ShahCaption: She wore a navy top with black training pants and white shoes. The siblings definitely know how to slay the style game.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 4Tags: Malaika AroraAmrita AroraSource type: photogallerySocial media integration: Facebook Instant ArticleShort description: Malaika Arora and sister Amrita were recently spotted at the gym together, and the duo perfectly nailed their looks in comfy training ensembles.Syndicate: YesPreview_unique_id: preview_5c3c50829eb1b1547456642_1430440_editCommentContent Publish date: Monday, January 14, 2019 – 14:00Story Extra Data: eyJzZWN0aW9uIjpbIjEyMDY1NjciLCIxMjA4NTIxIl0sImNhdGVnb3J5IjpbIjEyMDg1ODkiXSwic3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX3N1Yl9jYXRlZ29yeSI6bnVsbCwicHJpbWFyeV9jYXRlZ29yeSI6IjEyMDY1NjcifQ==770×433:last_img read more

Baseball Believes Stars Celebrate Amazing Plays For Stand Up To Cancer

first_imgSteve Carell, Colin Hanks and Ken Jeong are featured in a new Stand Up To Cancer campaign, titled “Baseball Believes,” filmed at Boston’s Fenway Park that celebrates amazing plays from Major League Baseball’s Postseason history.Video: “Baseball Believes” with Steve Carell, Colin Hanks and Ken JeongThe six spots, which include the actual broadcasts of the historic plays, connect believing in miracles on the playing field with a shared vision of ending cancer. The spots will begin airing in early September in stadiums, on MLB Network, FOX and ESPN, and will continue through the 2013 baseball season.Major League Baseball is a founding donor of Stand Up To Cancer and, together with its 30 Clubs, has committed more than $30 million to the initiative to date.Carell, Hanks and Jeong took to the field at Fenway Park to re-create signature moments in baseball history that led fans across the nation to believe that anything was possible. After the three actors highlight the importance of these moments in baseball history, the spot ends with a call to action, encouraging fans to join Major League Baseball in its belief that we can end cancer forever.The four baseball moments are: New York Yankees All-Star Derek Jeter makes the famous backhand toss to Jorge Posada in Game 3 of the 2001 American League Division Series to tag out Jeremy Giambi at the plate. Boston Red Sox catcher Carlton Fisk waves his 12th inning home run to “stay fair” to win Game 6 of the 1975 World Series against the Cincinnati Reds at Fenway Park. New York Giants center fielder Willie Mays makes his over-the-shoulder basket catch to rob Vic Wertz of the Cleveland Indians of extra bases in Game 1 of the 1954 World Series. The catch has been heralded as one of the greatest in baseball history. Los Angeles Dodgers star Kirk Gibson, hobbled by a pulled hamstring and a swollen knee, delivers a pinch-hit, walk-off home run off dominant Oakland Athletics closer Dennis Eckersley in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series and limps around the bases. The legendary play is often referenced as a prime example of the miracles of Postseason baseball.Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig commented, “This campaign is a part of Major League Baseball’s unwavering efforts to support and help empower Stand Up To Cancer in its noble work fighting all forms of cancer through the spirit of collaboration. We are proud that the most memorable and improbable moments in Postseason history can be used as a way to inspire people to believe that anything is possible, including an end to cancer.”“Under the steadfast leadership and dedication of Commissioner Bud Selig and all 30 teams, MLB’s financial support of SU2C has been vitally important to the success of our mission. Equally important is what MLB has done to help build our grassroots movement by encouraging baseball fans everywhere to support our researchers, who work tirelessly to develop new therapies for patients to save lives now,” said SU2C Co-Founder Rusty Robertson.“Everyone at MLB has helped enormously with our efforts to convey this key message: each and every one of us has a role to play in ending cancer, and we are profoundly grateful for that,” added SU2C Co-Founder Sue Schwartz.“As the husband of a cancer survivor, I know how important it is to believe that we can beat this disease,” said Jeong. “I’m proud to be a part of Stand Up To Cancer and Major League Baseball’s effort to build more support for the scientists on the front lines of the fight.”The spot was shot at Fenway Park during its 100th year anniversary and will build on the previous spots created at Major League ballparks, including the 2010 SU2C PSA, which featured actor Jake Gyllenhaal at Dodger Stadium and debuted during the 2010 All-Star Game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Since the SU2C launch in 2008, Major League Baseball has continued to promote the initiative year-round, including a featured spotlight during the World Series and other MLB Jewel events. Notably, in 2011, MLB and SU2C introduced in-stadium SU2C “I Stand Up For” placards, a powerful symbol of fans, Club leadership, managers and players uniting in the fight against cancer.last_img read more

Over Rs 1L seized from Bharati Ghoshs car at West Midnapore

first_imgKolkata: More than one lakh rupees was seized from former IPS officer Bharati Ghosh’s car late on Thursday night at Pingla in West Midnapore, where election is scheduled to be held on Sunday.According to sources, on Thursday night at around 10:45 pm, Ghosh was returning from election campaign in a car bearing registration number WB 02 AG 6684. It was intercepted in a naka-checking point at Mundumari in Pingla. It has been alleged that despite repeated instructions by police officials, Ghosh refused to stop and let her car be checked. Immediately, senior police and Election Commission officials were informed and after a few kilometres near Mondalbari, Ghosh’s car was intercepted again. This time the car was thoroughly checked and sleuths found Rs 1,13,000 from the vehicle. According to the rules and regulations of an election, a candidate can carry a maximum Rs 50,000, along with proper documents. As Ghosh was carrying more than the stipulated amount, she violated the norms. Police seized the money and asked Ghosh to sign on the seizure list, which she denied. She claimed that she had around Rs 49,000 and the rest of the amount belonged to other passengers of the car. Ghosh alleged that police personnel had asked them to put the money in one bag, which was later seized and shown as her money. According to sources, at the time of search and seizure, Ghosh got involved in an altercation with the police personnel. She demanded that all others inside the car must be allowed to sign on the seizure list as well, as their money had also been seized. Ghosh was later detained and taken to the police station for questioning. Almost after three hours at around 2 am, she was released. On Friday, police lodged a complaint and initiated an FIR against her. The information of Thursday night’s incident was also conveyed to the Election Commission in the state. On Friday afternoon, information was forwarded to the Election Commission of India for necessary action.last_img read more

Morocco Arrests Drug Trafficking Ring

Rabat – Errachidia police services dismantled a criminal network for drug trafficking and marketing, on the basis of accurate information provided by the general directorate for national territory surveillance.Investigations led by security services helped arrest four suspects, on Friday in the city of Arfoud, said a statement by the national police (DGSN), adding that 12 suitcases containing 300 kg of hashish, three vehicles and the sum of 570,000 were also seized during this operation.The accused were remanded in custody to complete the probe, conducted under the competent public prosecutor’s office, said the statement, noting that investigations are under way to establish possible links with other organizations, inside Morocco or abroad. read more

Two new elements added to UNbacked list of intangible heritage

Sung prayers from an indigenous group in Peru and traditional weaving skills from the United Arab Emirates were added today to the United Nations List of Intangible Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding. Both items are in danger of dying out, according to the intergovernmental committee managing the list, which is meeting this week in Bali, Indonesia. The committee also selected five new best safeguarding practices from Belgium, Brazil, Hungary and Spain. The Eshuva, or sung prayer, is a religious expression of the Huichipare indigenous ethnic group in Peru’s southern Amazon tropical forest. The songs are only sung in the Huichipare’s language, Harákmbut and are performed for healing or as part of traditional ceremonies. According to oral tradition, Eshuva songs were learned directly from forest animals and are sung to summon nature’s spirits to help alleviate illness. Al Sadu is a traditional form of weaving practised by Bedouin women in rural communities of the United Arab Emirates to produce soft furnishings and decorative accessories for camels and horses. Bedouin men shear the sheep, camels and goats, and women gather in small groups to spin and weave, exchanging family news and occasionally chanting and reciting poetry. Since its creation in 2008, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Intangible Heritage List – as well as the List of Intangible Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding – has included an array of global cultural expressions. The five new best safeguarding practices, announced in a news release issued by UNESCO, include a programme to cultivate diversity of traditional games and sports in Belgium; the conservation of a museum that promotes fandango, a traditional Brazilian dance; a programme to encourage new initiatives for local governments also in Brazil; a Hungarian method for teaching folk dance and music; and the revitalization of traditional lime-making in Spain. 25 November 2011Sung prayers from an indigenous group in Peru and traditional weaving skills from the United Arab Emirates were added today to the United Nations List of Intangible Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding. read more

Back to class for farmers at the 2016 Livestock Care Conference

A big farm animal event is starting Tuesday in Olds. It’s the 2016 Livestock Care Conference.The annual event showcases speakers from Canada and around the world. The conferences centers around promoting responsible, humane animal care and continual improvement in Alberta’s livestock production systems.The agenda includes a sheep handling and body condition scoring demonstration, which offers a way to put proper pressure on the animals that will help them move comfortably and without a bad experience.Dr. Jennifer Walker will speak about how politics, policy, profit and people are all connected. She’ll also talk about consumer trust and addressing concerns. by Alex Cliche Posted Mar 22, 2016 7:10 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FreeImages.com/AlanBelmer Back to class for farmers at the 2016 Livestock Care Conference read more

Ban expresses deep concern over the continuing political uncertainty in Haiti

According to a statement issued by his spokesperson, Mr. Ban called on the National Assembly to urgently decide on a viable arrangement for provisional governance that can ensure the completion of the electoral process and a return to full constitutional order without further delays. The statement further says that the UN chief urged all stakeholders to act responsibly in the interest of Haiti and its people and to refrain from any incitement or resort to violence.The UN and its partners in Haiti have also expressed concern that measures to ensure institutional continuity had not been taken despite missing several key deadlines regarding the political transition as well as the ending of term of the country’s provisional president. On 14 February, the Haitian National Assembly elected Jocelerme Privert as the island nation’s interim President, one week after former President Michel Martelly departed without a successor. Mr. Privert served as interim President for 120 days, and an election had been scheduled for 24 April, following an agreement – known as the 5 February Agreement – between Haitian stakeholders to preserve institutional continuity and further the electoral process.VYesterday, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Haiti, Sandra Honoré, and the other members of the international community in Haiti represented in the “Core Group” (the Ambassadors of Brazil, Canada, France, Spain, the United States and the European Union, and the Special Representative of the Organization of American States) issued a joint statement calling on the National Assembly to facilitate the return to constitutional order through the holding of elections without further delay. read more

Cameron paces Morgan St in 7868 win over Mt St Marys

EMMITSBURG, Md. — Martez Cameron scored 15 points, Tyler Streeter scored 14 and Morgan State kept Mt. St. Mary’s winless with a 78-68 win on Sunday.After a 35-all first-half tie, Jordan Little’s jump shot nine seconds in put Morgan State (2-3) ahead for good. Sherwyn Devonish-Prince Jr.’s jumper later extended the lead to 49-41 and Cameron’s 3-pointer made it 55-45 with 10:23 remaining.Mt. St. Mary’s (0-6) struggled to protect the ball committing 26 turnovers. For their part, the Bears committed 30 personal fouls and the Mountaineers, 24. Mt. St. Mary’s, however, made just 25 of 41 foul shots (61 per cent). Mount Saint Mary’s had a 51-33 rebounding advantage.Jalen Gibbs led The Mount with 19 points, Nana Opoku scored 15 with nine rebounds and Vado Morse scored half his 14 points from the foul line.The Associated Press read more

Newton says hell be ready to play vs Browns coach unsure

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Cam Newton insists he’ll be ready to play against the Browns despite lingering pain in his throwing shoulder.Panthers coach Ron Rivera wasn’t quite as certain Wednesday saying, “We’ll see. We’re not even to Friday.”More than 20 months after having surgery to repair a partially torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder, Newton is still experiencing discomfort. Coordinator Norv Turner has limited Newton’s downfield throws this season and twice has replaced Newton with backup Taylor Heinicke when lining up for Hail Mary passes.Newton reps were limited in practice — as they have been for several weeks — as part of Rivera calls “the new normal.”The Panthers (6-6) are a half-game behind the Vikings in the race for the second NFC wild card spot.__For more NFL coverage: https://apnews.com/NFL and http://www.twitter.com/AP_NFLSteve Reed, The Associated Press read more

Instructional video by Pete Carroll led to 2014 success by Ohio State

Then-sophomore safety Vonn Bell (11) makes a tackle during a game against Indiana on Nov. 22 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 42-27.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorThere was no denying that as the Ohio State football team entered the 2014 season, tackling was an issue.The Buckeyes were ranked 47th in total defense and allowed opposing offenses to average 377.4 yards per game in 2013, a season that was capped by Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins breaking tackles left and right on his way to 227 yards receiving.Of those 227 yards, 202 came after the catch.Enter Chris Ash and an instructional video from then-defending Super Bowl champion Pete Carroll.Ash, who replaced Everett Withers as the co-defensive coordinator, came to OSU from Arkansas, and one summer night, he came across a video that he said changed the Buckeye defense in a profound way.“We changed our tackling philosophy, partly because Pete Carroll’s video inspired us to go back and really evaluate ourselves,” Ash said Thursday. “When we did evaluate ourselves, we found out that what we were coaching wasn’t showing up on film.”The video completely changed the way the OSU defense approached tackling, and at first, it wasn’t easy for the players to adapt, Ash said.“We went through the self-evaluation last summer after spring practice and it was a fairly big change,” he said. “Philosophically, everything that you’ve been taught in the game of football and how you tackle, we were going against that.”Ultimately the change seemed to work as the Buckeyes jumped from the 47th ranked defense in 2013 to the 19th ranked defense in 2014, reducing the yards allowed per game by 35.Ash said the change in technique contributed to the Buckeyes staying healthy in 2014, as only one OSU starting defensive back missed a start (then-redshirt-freshman Eli Apple against Michigan State) en route to a national title. Even though he didn’t start, Apple was still healthy enough to take the field later in that game.“It eliminated some injuries, but it also was a lot more effective. And I can tell you honestly right now, as a coach, I could go show you our film and what we teach, what we coach, what we drill and guess what? It shows up on film,” Ash said. “Not once, not twice, not by luck but by design. Our players have bought into it and that alone, in my opinion, led to us having a lot of success, especially late in the season.”Ash added that the Buckeyes sustained their success by running tackling drills throughout the season, even leading up to the title matchup with the Oregon Ducks.“We were three days away from the national championship game, we are still doing live tackling drills,” he said. “It’s how we coach it, it’s how we drill it and how we do it consistently throughout the whole year that led us to become a really good tackling team.”One of the players who seemed to buy into the new philosophy of tackling was now-junior safety Vonn Bell, who accumulated 92 tackles in 2014, good for second on the team.Bell, who was forced to sit out spring practice last year because of a torn MCL, said he has been working on building his individual game throughout spring practice.“It’s a blessing to be out here with the guys, just not sitting back not doing nothing,” Bell said Thursday. “I am really enhancing my craft now. Working on my fundamentals, technique, just working on the little things I need to get better on.”Fellow safety redshirt-junior Tyvis Powell said the Buckeyes are looking to build on what they accomplished in 2014, but added he and Bell are keeping an eye on the younger players who might get too comfortable because of the recent success.“Complacency is what kills us. We already tasted the highest level of football. We are just trying to get back there and trying to hold everybody accountable,” Powell said. “So (if) people come out here slacking, it’s up to me and Vonn basically on the defense and in the secondary to keep everybody going.”The Buckeyes are set to conclude spring practice April 18 at Ohio Stadium with the annual Spring Game before opening the 2015 season on the road against Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., on Sept. 7. read more

The RNL Manager criticizes Nielsen

← Previous Story 4.000 Argentinians watched the “Experts” Next Story → Paris – Ivry fusion? The manager of Rhein-Neckar Lowen, Thorsten Strom, has publicly criticized Jesper Nielsen, regarding his idea to move most of the RNL players to Copenhagen. He said that the team under Gudmundsson finally achieved continuity in the play, and that now Nielsen is now destroying it, even though he has promised everybody to keep the squad strong and solid, and instead he is doing exactly the opposite. Strom also expressed hope that the team plays in the Champions League next season through the “Wild-Card” chance, also adding that the team was better than Fuchse Berlin and should have perhaps ended 3rd. read more

Sheriffs office asks for help locating missing woman 57

first_imgThe Clark County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a 57-year-old woman who was last seen Monday.Dorena Johnson was released from the Clark County Jail to return to her care facility, however she never returned, the sheriff’s office said.Johnson suffers from mental health issues and is often confused. She was reportedly on medication, the sheriff’s office said.She is described as being 5 feet, 6 inches tall and 130 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.Anyone who locates Johnson is asked to call 911.last_img read more

Man 25 sentenced to 13 years for robbery

first_imgA Portland man who robbed two Vancouver pharmacies at gunpoint over the summer last year and attacked a fellow inmate in the Clark County Jail was sentenced Monday to 13 1/2 years in prison.Keith B. Woody Jr., 25, previously pleaded guilty in Superior Court to first-degree robbery with a firearm enhancement, second-degree assault and unlawful possession of a firearm in connection with the robberies. He also entered guilty pleas to fourth-degree assault and possession of a weapon by an inmate.On June 7, 2016, Woody entered the Walgreens Pharmacy at 2903 N.E. Andresen Road and pointed a handgun at a pharmacist while demanding money and prescription medications. He left with thousands of dollars in medication, according to a probable cause affidavit.Then, shortly before 3 p.m. Aug. 22, 2016, Woody and an accomplice, Keandre D. Brown, 20, also of Portland, entered the Mill Plain Pharmacy, 614 Mill Plain Blvd., with handguns and demanded items, including oxycodone, a separate probable cause affidavit states.An officer in the area saw the two men run toward a gold-colored car after the robbery, but they were gone by the time he arrived, the affidavit states.last_img read more

Winter shelter program to kick off 16th season

first_imgThe Winter Hospitality Overflow shelter system, otherwise known as WHO, kicks off its 16th season of providing overnight winter shelter with an event on Sept. 27.The kickoff takes place at 6 p.m. at one of the host shelters, St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 5607 N.E. Gher Road, Vancouver. Potential volunteers are welcome to meet the WHO team and learn more about service opportunities between November and March.“Last year, volunteers for the Winter Hospitality Overflow logged 11,817 hours, and we were blessed with donations from more than 45 groups, including local churches, schools, businesses and community members,” Carrie Thatcher, WHO outreach coordinator for St. Andrew Lutheran Church, said in a news release. “As one past volunteer shared: ‘The fuzzy feeling you get from helping others in this particular volunteer situation was beyond amazing.’ ”WHO seeks churches, service groups or other community members interested in volunteering. Six to eight volunteers are needed each night at the two shelters, St. Andrew and St. Paul Lutheran Church.Between the two sites, WHO served 10,602 bed nights last winter, a 6 percent increase from the prior season and the highest number of bed nights ever recorded, the news release said.last_img read more

Firmino urges Liverpool to bounce back at Brighton

first_imgLiverpool forward Roberto Firmino believes it essential they return to winning ways by beating Brighton on Saturday in order to stay on top in the Premier LeagueAfter ending 2018 with a spectacular 5-1 win over Arsenal at Anfield and remaining unbeaten in their opening 20 league games, the new year has brought a drastic change in fortunes for Liverpool.The Reds are winless in 2019 with title rivals Manchester City inflicting a first league loss on them last week before Wolves knocked them out of the FA Cup at the third round on Monday.Speaking ahead of Saturday’s trip to the Amex Stadium, Firmino stressed the importance of Liverpool rediscovering their winning touch ASAP with City only four points behind the leaders.“It’ll be a difficult game. Losing is obviously always bad; nobody likes to lose, and certainly not me,” Firmino told the club website.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“But now we’ve got to bounce back. We’ve worked hard every day so we’re prepared for the weekend.“It’ll be a big game, a difficult game and we’ll do our best to get the three points.“That’s what the Premier League is all about – it’s intensely competitive. If the team at the top stutters, the second place will overtake them.“We know we can’t go to sleep and lose silly points. We must maintain our focus until the end of the season.”The Brighton and Liverpool game will begin at 16:00 (CET).last_img read more