Milan Mandaric: Leicester’s Thai owners are proud people – they’re not sellers!

first_imgMilan Mandaric believes the key to Leicester City’s stunning Premier League title win was ‘having a team of brothers’.And the former Foxes chief insists the club’s current Thai owners will do everything in their power to resist selling off their top stars this summer.Leicester have completed arguably the greatest shock in sporting history by beating the Premier League’s richest teams to the top flight crown – with the side set to lift the trophy after their final home game of the season against Everton on Saturday.The Foxes’ incredible title bid may have been sparked by the arrival of manager Claudio Ranieri last summer, but their rise to the top began in 2009 when, under Mandaric, they won the League One title with Nigel Pearson as manager.And while Mandaric is now supporting the club from afar, the former chief has told talkSPORT he is ‘happy and proud’ for the club and ecstatic for their faithful supporters.“It’s a great thing, a very special one-in-a-lifetime moment”, he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“It’s incredible and it really shows also that money is not always everything. You see other big clubs who have spent £200million per season, and look where they are. Then we have the mighty Leicester spending little and winning the title! I’m so happy and proud.“I started something there when the club were in difficulties in League One, but we sorted it. I always said we’d sell the club one day, but would only sell to the right people, and I’m so happy for those great supporters with what’s happened there this season.“Can they repeat this next season? It will be difficult, but they’ve achieved something this year that nobody else has achieved.“I think if they finish in the top ten next season, that would still be a great achievement for Leicester.”Only a matter of days have passed since the confirmation of Leicester’s unbelievable triumph – they are still yet to lift the trophy – and already teams are reportedly planning to plunder the Foxes squad of their stars.Riyad Mahrez and N’Golo Kante have both been strongly linked with moves away, but Mandaric insists the club’s Thai owners will pull out all the stops to keep the title-winning side together for next season’s championship defence.“These owners are not sellers,” he added.“They are very proud people and they will try to do everything to keep their best players and try to continue.“The team have a fighting spirit and the key thing is that Ranieri and all his staff stay. They’ve got tremendous staff at Leicester, they’re good people and they will be targeted by other clubs now, so it’s important the club keep everyone.“They care for each other and have been like a team of brothers this season.”last_img read more

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10 Ways to Archive Your Tweets

first_img9. Archive Tweets with EvernoteThe popular note-taking application Evernote offers a feature which lets you send your public Twitter messages and private DMs right into Evernote where they can be searched and stored permanently. Unfortunately, in order for this service to work, you have to put “@myEN” into the body of any public tweet, making it less-than-ideal for archiving your every missive. Instead, this is a good way to archive select tweets you wouldn’t want to lose. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos 10. Geek Tools Let You Archive in XML, PDF, HTML, TXT…or even with PythonRSS guru Dave Winer released a tool earlier this year which archives Twitter posts using the OPML Editor and optionally synchronizes with a structure on Amazon S3. Alternately, there’s this simple Python script for archiving tweets. Sourceforge also hosts an app with lets you backup up tweets of different users as XML, HTML, PDF, or TXT. However, it can only perform backups of 3200 tweets at a time. Each subsequent backup will append the additional tweets to the current existing archive.Note: To create this list, we asked Twitter for help. Thanks to @webdesignfanboy, @leemathews, @christhilk, @buerstinghaus, @nroy, @wesley83, and @markwoodhams for your responses. 3. Twitter Tools: Archive Tweets in WordPressTwitter Tools is a WordPress blog plugin which integrates your blog and Twitter account. Once installed and configured, the plugin can be used to both Twitter links to your blog and to create posts which contain your recent tweets. While this is handy for the WordPress blog owner, keep in mind that post after post of “Today’s Tweets” isn’t all that appealing to blog readers. You may want to create a separate blog for this if you intend to use WordPress as your own personal Twitter archive. 4. Twistory: Tweets in Your CalendarTwistory is a service which lets you add your Twitter backlog feed to your favorite calendar application. The service lets you subscribe to any user’s Twitter RSS feed which can then be integrated into a calendaring application like Google Calendar, Outlook, Thunderbird, or any other application that supports the iCal format. Tweets are added immediately to the calendar upon posting and the service can even import almost all the way back to your first tweet ever. 5. SweetCron, AmpliFeeder, or Storytlr: A Lifestream of TweetsWe reviewed SweetCron back nearly a year ago when it first launched. Essentially, this self-hosted lifestreaming application lets you create your own customizable version of a FriendFeed-like service, but one that’s hosted on your own server. The software is installed on a server with PHP and MySQL running on it and then must be configured with the social media sites you want to aggregate. Of course, one of the sites you can pull in is Twitter. 2. Twapper Keeper: Archive Tweets Based on HashtagsTwapper Keeper is an online tool which archives tweets based on a given hashtag. Once you set up a query, Twapper Keeper will periodically scan Twitter for that tag and then archive the tweets it finds on its own servers. Tweets are scanned approximately every 5 minutes but that can vary based on the velocity of the incoming tweets. Once archived, you can then organize the tweets into categories of your choosing which show up on the right-hand side of the archived page. Storytlr is a third option for creating a lifestream at your own custom URL. However, it’s doesn’t just function as an aggregator – it also lets you post your own, unique content too. (Our review). 6. Twinbox: Tweets in Your OutlookTwInbox is an Outlook plugin which lets you receive your friends’ updates directly in your Outlook inbox. With this plugin activated, you can search, archive, and group your tweets the same way you manage your email. You can also update your Twitter status from Outlook or retrieve tweets based on keyword searches. Of course, if you’re in a corporate environment, your I.T. admin may enforce mailbox size limits which means you’ll have to archive your “tweets” folder more often than you’d like to keep your PST/OST to a manageable size. AmpliFeeder works the same way and includes a number of themes to choose from. This service can also generate XML files which can be used to backup all your social streams’ data, too. Recently, Amplifeeder launched their hosted version of the service (get started here), but unfortunately, it relies on FriendFeed to import your lifestream. And who knows how long that will be around. Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro…center_img Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification 7. RSS FeedsOne of the simplest ways to archive tweets is to simply grab the RSS feed for your tweet stream of choice and add it to your preferred RSS reader. If you use Google Reader, for example, the service’s “infinite scrolling” feature lets you go back to the very first item ever tracked for that subscription. Plus, Reader has a search box at the top for searching for keywords or phrases in your feeds which will also help you rediscover older tweets. (Update! See our post “How to Backup and Search All Your Friends Tweets in Google Reader” for how-to instructions on using RSS as a backup method.)8. Tweetake, TweetDumpr, Tweetscan, BackupMyTweets, TweetBackup: Twitter Backup ToolsTweetake is a third-party service which lets you back up your Twitter account including tweets, DMs, followers, friends, and favorites. However, Tweetake is limited to backing up only the first 1000 contacts and there’s no way to re-import the data into Twitter at the moment. It’s mainly used as a personal archive of data which you can store for safe-keeping. TweetDumpr is a similar service but only focuses on backing up the tweets themselves from public timelines. Tweetscan also lets you download your Twitter message archive including replies to a CSV file. BackupMyTweets and TweetBackup are yet two more Twitter backup services which lets you backup your tweets daily. Related Posts Tags:#Features#How To#NYT#twitter#web Did you know that your tweets have an expiration date on them? While they never really disappear from your own Twitter stream, they become unsearchable in only a matter of days. At first, Twitter held onto your tweets for around a month, but as the service grew more popular, this “date limit” has dramatically shortened. According to Twitter’s search documentation, the current date limit on the search index is “around 1.5 weeks but is dynamic and subject to shrink as the number of tweets per day continues to grow.”What that means is something tweeted prior to a week and a half ago can never be retrieved via search.twitter.com. That’s bad for users and it’s definitely bad for data-mining. Unless Twitter corrects this issue on its own, we have to find another solution for archiving tweets ourselves. Here are 10 ways to do so. One of the unfortunate side effects of the FriendFeed acquisition is the very real possibility that the company will eventually shut down its servers. There are many reasons why this is upsetting – the site’s users now have to figure out how to extract everything from their natively posted content to their comment streams – or lose them forever. However, one of the most disappointing losses will be losing FriendFeed’s search feature. Since the service functioned as an aggregator of the social web, most users piped their tweets into FriendFeed, making the site a searchable archive of tweets which were still available no matter how old they were – quite unlike Twitter’s own search. But if FriendFeed is going to disappear, we need to consider some alternatives. 1. The Archivist: A Desktop Tool for Archiving SearchesThe Archivist is a Windows desktop software application built by members of Microsoft’s Mix Online team. With this program, you can create Twitter searches which will then be archived to your PC so they can be data-mined by you at a later date. Recently, the program was updated so that it can be minimized to the system tray – especially helpful for when you want to track a Twitter search over a long period of time. They also added a data visualization feature which calculates who’s tweeting the most about your topic. sarah perez A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

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Backing Up a Minisplit Heating System

first_imgOther points to considerCove heaters are available in either 120-volt or 240-volt models, Berry continues, so one issue is having enough room in the main panel for the wire and the breakers that will be required. He suggests planning on about 150 watts per foot of heater.Heat from the units is noticeable 2 or 3 feet away, but after that it is not. The heaters can’t be painted, and the special paint on the front of the heats should not be touched, at least until the heaters have run for a while, Berry says. “They are not meant for rapid warmup of even small spaces,” he adds. “Think of them as slow cookers, not microwave ovens.“All that said, they are still resistance heaters and consume electricity accordingly,” he says. ” If I had had an economical option I would probably have done minisplits.”With electricity consumption in mind, Dana Dorsett suggests resistance heaters should not be oversized.“If anything, undersize it by at least 25% from the full design load, or even half,” he says. “It’s too easy to become complacent and leave the resistance heaters running, and they will [be] carrying the bulk of the load rather than letting the heat pump do the heavy lifting.”Using occupancy switches or timers is one way around that potential problem. Low temperatures where David Gadbois lives aren’t Siberian, but he’s still interested in supplementing his ductless minisplit heating system with electric resistance heaters, something to provide a boost on just the coldest days of the year.“I was thinking about slightly undersizing my ductless minisplit system and using a handful of electric resistant heaters to supplement on, say, the 5% coldest days,” Gadbois writes in a Q&A post at GBA. “These heaters could also help smooth out temperature gradients throughout the house, and finally can also serve as backup heat if the minisplit fails altogether.”Although he isn’t specific about where he’s writing from, Gadbois notes the coldest days of the year are going to bottom out at about 5°F.What he has in mind are some “low-temp, low wattage” ceiling panel heaters that run on 120-volt power.Does that plan make sense? That’s the topic for this Q&A Spotlight. Michael Maines, for example, writes that he had wanted to accomplish much the same thing at his own house and ended up with a wall-mounted Envi heater. Although these units project slightly from the wall, they do not incorporate a fan and have what Maines says is a “sleek and low profile.”“They distribute heat via passive convection, so you get better air circulation that you would from a true radiant heater,” he writes. “In many ways they work like electric baseboard heaters, but look better. They also cost more, but are still very affordable.” [According to the company’s website, the units cost $140 and draw 475 watts of electricity.]As to ceiling panels, Maines has no direct experience, other than running into a few old ones on renovations. Convectair is another wall-mounted option available both with and without a fan.Another suggestion comes from Charlie Sullivan, who writes that an air-to-water heat pump such as a Chiltrix might be worth looking into.“You can put minipslit-like fan coil units where you’d put the minisplit heads (with more options for small low-profile units), and supplement with small panel radiators where you want smaller amounts of heat delivered locally,” Sullivan says. “Radiant ceiling panels are also an option.”One more electric option comes from Lance Peters, who notes that 4×8 hydronic sheets that are joined and taped just like drywall are under development. They would, he says, turn an entire ceiling into a radiant panel. He offers a link to radiant ceiling heating from Uponor. What about cove heaters?Malcolm Taylor says he’s used cove heaters, a type of radiant panel mounted on the wall just below ceiling height, but probably would not suggest them again.“I specced radiant cove heaters on two projects and one homeowner went ahead and installed them,” he writes. “To me the ‘radiant’ aspect of the heat seems a bit overplayed. I don’t notice any appreciable difference between the way the heat is delivered from any other resistance heater. It is nice that they are out of the way of furniture (and kids), but they are a lot more intrusive architecturally perched up near the ceiling.”Given the premium in price over baseboard heaters and the lack of a real difference in performance, he adds, Taylor would be unlikely to recommend cove heaters again.If there’s someone to make the case for cove heaters it appears to be Roger Berry, who suffered through coal and wood in parts of his house, single-pane windows that always seemed cold, and a 1960s renovation that brought with it some radiant ceiling panels that were, in a word, “awful.”“After growing up and spending 40 years with all the dust, noise, uneven distribution of forced-air heat homes, I chose to go all in with cove heaters for our ‘new pretty good house,’ ” he writes — Comfort Cove heaters from Radiant Systems Inc. Because the house is so well insulated, and equipped with high-quality, triple-pane windows, the cost of heating with electricity has not been overwhelming.“I will point out that the sensation of radiant cove heaters is quite different from forced air (or minisplits I suspect),” Berry writes. “The air temperature is never more than a degree off from thermostat settings.”That’s unlike a room heated with a minisplit or a forced-air system, which provide warm air well above the thermostat’s setting, he adds. For men who are losing their hair, as Berry says he is, the air might feel cool enough to don a cap inside. “However,” he adds, “neither of us miss the whooshing noises and redepositing of dog and cat hair onto every surface. Filters not withstanding, the dust bunnies were always on the move. Minisplits might amplify the warm head effect due to the higher point of air distribution. Dust bunnies might stay put under the sofa.”Berry adds that cove heaters aren’t any less attractive than the indoor units that come with minisplits or wall-mounted electric heaters. “They have just become part of the ‘wallpaper’ of awareness,” he says, “much like any vent or light switch does. We don’t worry about blocking vents with furniture or rugs, we don’t have mobile dust bunnies, and best of all each room has their thermostat, so everyone gets to sleep at whatever temperature they like. The whole house, heater elements and wiring was done for less than a quarter of a small forced air system.” RELATED ARTICLES Heaters as safety concernsWall-mounted heaters do take some floor space, Gadbois points out, and should someone make contact with a heater they might get burned. “Also worth considering that wall units that get hot are not kid-friendly,” he says. “Heck, even adults that aren’t paying attention…”That’s not the case with the Envi heater that Maines installed. The surface of the heater never gets hot enough to be dangerous, he says. The wall above the heater gets “pretty warm,” but not warm enough to burn anyone.“I’m not trying to convince you away from ceiling panels; it looks like there is a wide variety to choose from,” Maines says. “Just trying to clear up any misconceptions about wall heaters.”Brian P is another GBA reader who has some experience with wall heaters as well as minisplits, and he suggests Gadbois not intentionally undersize the heat pumps.“I would suggest going with a correctly sized minisplit system,” Brian says. “If you want some electric resistance backup and consistent temperatures (may not be an issue), I can understand planning for that. We primarily heat with a minisplit and have 500-watt Stiebel Eltron wall heaters (240 volts, hard-wired) in a few areas (bedrooms, bathrooms). We only use them when temperatures are forecast to drop below -10°F, but they aren’t necessary.”If Brian had it to do over again, he’d simply wire in some extra 120-volt outlets where he could plug in wall heaters as they were needed. “See how the minisplit works out,” he suggests. “If if meets your needs, you’re all set. If you need more comfort due to temperature gradients, buy a few wall heaters.” Our expert’s opinionHere’s what GBA technical director Peter Yost had to say:One of my first research projects at the NAHB Research Center (now called the Home Innovation Center) was to evaluate Solid State Heating Corp. (SSHC) radiant ceiling panels in comparison to a conventional forced-air heating system. (You can read a one-page project summary here or the full project report here .)The idea is that the appropriate number and size of ceiling heating panels, controlled in each room by a thermostat that sensed operative temperature (operative temperature being the air temperature plus the mean radiant temperature, divided by 2), can be operated like lights. You turn the panels on when you enter a room and turn them off when you leave. The panels achieve their operating temperature of about 165°F in about 90 seconds. Their location — either centered in a room or favored towards areas of greater heat loss (such as large windows or patio sliders) — gives the best viewing angles from the panels to room occupants.The panels look a bit like ceiling tiles, are about 1 inch thick, and are mounted to the ceiling, run by either 110 volt or 220 volt electrical circuits. A radiant panel provides most of the heat for my office at home (see Image #2 below).Do they work? In a nutshell, yes. Their advantage is room-by-room zoning and very fast on-and-off. How much you can depress air temperature because of the elevated mean radiant temperature the panels deliver is a function of how air-leaky your building is and how long you stay in one location. Leakier buildings tend to make the radiant panels shine a bit more compared to forced-air and the more you move about, the greater the advantage of nearly instant on-off of the panels (Over time, the air and mean radiant temperature equalize/reach equilibrium, eroding the MRT advantage).One cool result of the study (cited above) was adding modulation to the panels; they now are split into quarters so that a panel can be 0, 25%, 50%, 75%, or 100% energized. This eliminates the large and rapid drop in MRT and hence thermal discomfort when the original panels, which were only on or off, shut down on signal from the thermostat. Heating a Tight, Well-Insulated HouseGreen Basics: Green Heating OptionsChoosing HVAC Equipment for an Energy-Efficient HomeHow to Buy a Ductless MinisplitSaving Energy With Manual J and Manual D Consider other electric optionsGadbois likes a couple of things about ceiling-mounted panels: they don’t make any noise, they don’t protrude into the living space, and they don’t require fans to distribute heat. Still, several GBA readers offer some alternatives.last_img read more

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Why Mobile Developers Are Really Starting To Embrace The Enterprise

first_imgIT + Project Management: A Love Affair Tags:#app development#Appcelerator#BaaS#Backend as a Service#enterprise apps#enterprise software#mobile#mobile apps#paas#Platform as a Service Mobile in the enterprise is like crack. First, organizations got a little taste of it and liked the results. Now they crave more. And mobile developers are scrambling to hook them up.Unlike consumers, enterprises tend to sample addictive new technologies warily. Smartphones and cloud services take months or years to integrate into the enterprise. Often they start in one department (like sales or accounting or IT) and then spread throughout the rest of a business. For instance, salespeople will adopt a customer relationship management (CRM) mobile app to help improve efficiency. The rest of the organization will see how well it works and make requests for their own mobile apps.This is how the mobile imperative spreads through an enterprise—horizontally, from worker to worker, rather than from the top down. Whereas many organizations will have five to ten essential apps, there is need and desire to build dozens (or hundreds) to serve all aspects of business functions. These apps are both for external, customer-facing purposes, as well as internal organizational purposes. “Enterprises have had just a taste,” said IBM’s VP of mobile enterprise Phil Buckellew. “Mobility is moving into the rest of the enterprise.”Developers Follow SuitStartups and established technology companies alike are coming to realize the value of selling mobile solutions to the enterprise. The fact of the matter is that building apps for consumers is a very hit-or-miss business. And, as we have seen, building tools for mobile developers is a dicey proposition as well. Enterprise is where the money is and many developers have come to that realization over the last year. Instead of building the best new mobile social network (hello, Path), they are building apps for accountants, for salespeople, for IT gurus and administrators. Once a quarter, Appcelerator surveys the developers who use its Titanium Studio integrated developer environment, or IDE, and other mobile tools. (It conducts the survey in association with research firm IDC.) In its most recent survey of 6,046 Titanium developers released today, Appcelerator saw a distinct increase in developers interested in building apps for the enterprise over the last three years.Since the fourth quarter of 2010, enterprise-focused developers have risen from 29.3% of Appcelerator’s survey respondents to 42.7% in the second quarter of 2013. Developers primarily interested in consumer-facing apps have shrunk from 70.7% to 57.2% in the same time period.From Appcelerator developer surveyIt is important to note that Appcelerator, as a company, has moved more into enterprise services in the last three years. A survey of its developers will likely reflect that change. At the same time, Appcelerator and its developer base are large enough to be indicative of mobile app ecosystem at large. (Appcelerator’s Michael King, director of enterprise strategy, notes that Appcelerator does a separate survey focused on enterprise developers; this one targeted the mobile developer community at large.)The bottom line: Enterprises need apps, are willing to pay for the creation and the service needed to maintain and integrate them.Connecting Mobile To The CloudTo serve the enterprise, developers need the tools necessary to provide integration and support for large organizations. These tools include things like IDEs, continuous deployment, tracking and analytics, device and app management and security, strategy, consulting, design and cloud integration. Appcelerator survey on developer interest in building for multiple platformsMobile-focused cloud services have gone from a few startups to more than 40 companies, all clamoring for attention and shouting in every which way to be heard by developers and enterprises. The big three in this category—known in the industry as “backend-as-a-service”—are Parse, (recently acquired by Facebook); StackMob; and Kinvey. They’ve been joined by the likes of Antenna Software, DreamFactory, AnyPresence, Proxomo, OpenKit, FatFractal, Kidozen and a variety of others, all jousting for enterprise’s biggest goal: to attach their mobile applications to the cloud as easily as possible.See also: The Rise Of Mobile Cloud ServicesEnterprises like services that are easy to plug in and maintain. That desire is what originally led to the whole “as-a-service” movement. As enterprise needs move to mobile, though, the services are evolving. Appcelerator’s survey notes that 61% of developers think that these backend-as-a-service solutions will replace traditional platform-as-a-service for mobile developers over the next 24 months. That statistic is potentially self-serving: Appcelerator now provides its own BaaS platform after buying Cocoafish last year. Yet, it highlights how important mobile cloud services are to enterprise development. Which Enterprises Are Adopting Mobile Solutions First?Top 8 enterprise sectors adopting mobile:BankingHealthcareTransportationGovernmentTelecommunicationsInsuranceRetailAutomotiveSome enterprise industry sectors tend to adopt new technology before others. Buckellew said that IBM focused on eight different industry categories that are in need of mobile solutions are actively building in search of services.Think about that list for a second. Some categories of apps will be inherent in any type of enterprise (expense reporting, contact management etc.) while other industry sectors will require more specific apps and services. For instance, the banking industry will place an extreme emphasis on security and management while the automotive industry will need great solutions for cellular connectivity in moving vehicles. It is the breadth and variety of enterprise needs (and the billions upon billions of dollars controlled by those companies) that make it such an enticing area for mobile developers. No one solution will be perfect for every organization. Hence, opportunity abounds for enterprising entrepreneurs to build their own billion dollar businesses.  dan rowinski Related Posts center_img Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

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The Hustler’s Playbook: Hustlers Persevere

first_imgHustlers persevere. The hustler is determined to achieve their goals. It doesn’t matter how difficult the goal is to obtain. It doesn’t matter how many obstacles they need to overcome to reach their goals. The hustler keeps at it, chipping away, relentlessly taking action until they succeed.The non-hustler most of all seeks comfort. If something makes them uncomfortable, they’ll do everything in their power to avoid it. If the primary tasks that would allow them to reach their goal is difficult, they’ll change their goal. Determination means you continue to try even when you make little progress. The non-hustler doesn’t like obstacles. Two or three significant obstacles breaks their will.The hustler has intestinal fortitude. Intestinal fortitude is a combination of courage and endurance. Hustlers face their fears. They deal with pain (even though most of what we consider pain is only discomfort). They are willing to endure difficulties, setbacks, do-overs, rejection, being mocked by their peers, and even failure. But none of these seemingly negative occurrences ever dissuades them from continuing to pursue their dreams.Non-hustlers lack intestinal fortitude. They aren’t willing to do what is necessary if it means facing their fears or dealing with pain. Where the hustler attached no negative meaning to the events they experience on their way to reaching their goals and finding success, the non-hustler attached only negative meaning. Difficult means impossible. Setbacks mean failure. Rejection is personal. Being mocked is being judged.The hustler is resolute and committed to what’s important. The non-hustler is uncommitted and half-hearted in the few things they are willing to try.Other hustlers recognize a brother or sister of the path when they see their determination, their willingness to persevere. The non-hustler sees someone who doesn’t know better, who should have long ago given up, and someone they can never understand.If you really want what you profess to want, then you have to be willing to persevere, come what may. That’s what hustlers do. Nothing less is acceptable. 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

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Perlas 1, Ato ni Bai rule BVR Puerto Galera leg

first_imgFamilies in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa AFP official booed out of forum Read Next LeBron gets 30k points, 8k rebounds, 8k assists after Cavs win LATEST STORIES Charo Soriano and Bea Tan went home as the Women’s Division champions for the Puerto Galera leg of the third BVR On TourPerlas 1 and Ato Ni Bai ruled their recent leg of their respective divisions in the Beach Volleyball Republic (BVR) on Tour Season 3 over the weekend in Puerto Galera.Perlas 1, composed of BVR founders Charo Soriano and Bea Tan, emerged victorious in the women’s division after topping Babylove Barbon and Genesa Eslapor of UST 1, 21-14, 26-24, in the finals.ADVERTISEMENT Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 City MOST READ John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Meanwhile, Ato Ni Bai, made up of Jade Bacalado and Calvin Sarte, bested Pemie Bagalay and KR Guzman of Kremie, 21-13, 21-17.After another successful staging of BVR on Tour, Tan said the group is now looking to take beach volleyball to new places.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“BVR has always been frequent in Northern parts of Luzon hitting Cagayan Province, Ilocos, Pangasinan and La Union. This year it is in our plans to expand to other coastal communities of the Philippines specifically Southern Luzon areas, Visayas, and Mindanao,” she said.The winning teams earned P30,000 each while the losing finalists took home P10,000. LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatuslast_img read more

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25 days agoAlexis insists Inter Milan capable of winning Champions League

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Alexis insists Inter Milan capable of winning Champions Leagueby Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAlexis Sanchez insists Inter Milan are capable of winning the Champions League.On-loan from Manchester United, the striker is ready to face former club Barcelona this week.He stated, “Every player would like to win a Champions League. You play to win it, not just to compete. I play it to win. “It’s something nice for every player and for Inter hope again with the Champions League. Inter are preparing something good for the future, they have not won for several years and so I decided to return to Italian football to win something with this team, with a coach and players I already knew.” last_img

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Baker Mayfield Calls It “Ridiculous” That Buddy Hield Didn’t Win Player Of The Year

first_imgA closeup of a helmetless Baker Mayfield.NORMAN, OK – DECEMBER 3: Quarterback Baker Mayfield #6 of the Oklahoma Sooners during warm ups before the game Oklahoma State Cowboys December 3, 2016 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Oklahoma State 38-20 to become Big XII champions. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)Thursday afternoon, it was announced that Michigan State’s Denzel Valentine – not Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield – had won the AP’s Player of the Year award in college basketball. Valentine had a fantastic season, leading MSU to a Big Ten Tournament title and a 2-seed in the NCAA Tournament, but there is certainly a faction of fans who believe that Hield, whose dominance has been on display the past two weeks, was the most deserving player.Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield – who is probably a little biased – is one of them. Mayfield took to Twitter this afternoon to call it “ridiculous” that Valentine won the award over Hield. He even went as far as to say that Hield got “robbed.”This is ridiculous, POTY is supposed to go to the best player. Our man got robbed. Plus who’s team is still playing? https://t.co/k0uiq17kur— Baker Mayfield (@baker_mayfield6) March 31, 2016Whoever voted on this should be ashamed of themselves. We know who the real POTY is. Buddy deserves it, and he’ll show us why these next 2— Baker Mayfield (@baker_mayfield6) March 31, 2016Mayfield also noted that it’s Hield’s OU squad, not Valentine’s MSU, that is still playing.We imagine that Mayfield’s opinion will be popular in Norman.last_img read more

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Is There Room for Consolidation in the Dry Bulk Industry

first_imgzoom Consolidation through mergers and acquisitions has been a very prominent trend in the container shipping industry, and more recently the tanker sector. Liner majors such as Maersk Line, Hapag-Lloyd and CMA CGM have already availed of the opportunity to bolster their fleets and reap the benefits.Nevertheless, there are opposite opinions when it comes to consolidation in the dry bulk shipping industry.“At least five fleet consolidations will take place within the next twelve months,” Robert Bugbee, President of Scorpio Bulkers, said while speaking in a panel discussion on the dry bulk shipping industry organized by CapitalLink.At least three of these are expected to take place by June, Bugbee added, without specifying details of the companies that might turn to such a move.As explained, the consolidation is ready to happen in the dry bulk as well, especially taking into account the fact that providers of capital have expressed their preference of giving capital to larger companies rather than smaller market players. As a result, a number of companies in the market are considering joining forces and have launched discussions with counterparts and investment bankers.On the other hand, Polys Hajioannou, Chairman and CEO of Safe Bulkers, doesn’t believe there will be much consolidation in the dry bulk sector.“Each company has is own ideas and policies, and I don’t see many companies out there that could come together and make a meaningful contribution through consolidation,” Hajioannou said.The example of Fredriksen Group acquiring Quintana last year was an exception and had a good timing, according to Hajioannou. However, the deal is not likely to usher in a trend in the industry, he explains.The forecasts are being made as the dry bulk sector emerges from the historically low point in the shipping cycle driven by higher demand for dry bulk cargo originating from China and Brazil. The fundamentals on the supply side have also reached a good point, especially due to the yard availability constraints that are expected to keep ordering activity at bay.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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76ers Andrew Bynum Considering Knee Surgery

Andrew Bynum is considering arthroscopic knee surgery that would end any chance of him playing this season for the Philadelphia 76ers,  general manager Tony DiLeo said.Meanwhile, the organization has yet to decide whether to sign the one-time All-Star center when he becomes a free agent after this season.“He is Plan A,” DiLeo said. It was his first public comments about Bynum since the 7-footer on Friday announced a setback in his rehab from what could be career-threatening knee injuries.The 76ers gave up young prospects in Nikola Vucevic and Moe Harkless, along with former All-Star Andre Iguodala, in the four-team deal that moved Dwight Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers  last summer. They built their entire team around Bynum as the building block. He has not played a minute because of knee troubles.Should Bynum get healthy and sign somewhere else, it would be a colossal blunder for the Sixers. Bynum experienced knee soreness over the summer, then injured his other knee bowling.The Sixers might still be able to get something for Bynum if they don’t re-sign him, in the event of a sign-and-trade, but that would require a team with cap space to absorb him and return assets. Bynum has previously said he’s interested in playing for Houston, which has the assets, but would the Rockets want to take on the risk of Bynum, given his health?Bynum is not worried about getting the deal he wants, nor should he. It’s a weak free-agency class, and he’s a top-quality center in a terrible time for centers.But  for everyone else, the risk is severe and complicated. We’ll keep you updated on whether Bynum goes in for surgery. read more

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