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  • Why You Need to Displace Your Competitors

    first_img 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 Now There is a reason to focus on competitive displacements, even though they take time, and even though taking a client from your competitor requires effort. When you pursue a prospective client being served by your competitor, they have already made a number of decisions that a lead may not yet have made.Three DecisionsFirst, they have decided to buy what you sell. You no longer have to establish the need for what you sell. In other sales, you have to make a market, convincing people they need something they haven’t ever purchased. If you believe taking a client away from your competitor is hard, spend time trying to convince someone to buy something they don’t believe they need.Second, and even more important, is the fact that your dream client depends on what you sell, increasing the odds it is important to them—and even rising to being “strategic.” If they depend on what you sell to operate their business, there is continuity, i.e. they continually buy what you sell.Finally, when the first two are true, it is a certainty that there is an improvement available. There is always something your dream client wishes were better, and there are always internal and external factors that compel companies to change what they do and how they do it. There is an opportunity for a better future state for your prospective client, and that provides you with an opportunity of your own.Better Than LeadsThere are many who wish for more leads, better leads, leads they believe are “ready-to-buy.” This is the order-taker’s dream. A lead, however, is not likely to have decided to buy what you sell (least of all if the only factor that makes them a lead is that they downloaded a white paper). If they are not already using what you sell or some alternative, what you sell hasn’t yet become strategic to your lead.As markets mature, more and more salespeople and sales organizations are going to need to live, thrive, and survive in the red ocean. This is now true for the startups with the big idea that is going to change the industry they serve as they fight to displace other ideas and other priorities.For more on this idea, pick up Eat Their Lunch: Winning Customers Away From Your Competition.last_img read more

  • India extend unbeaten streak in T20 Internationals to 10 series after SCG win

    first_imgIndia skipper Virat Kohli led from the front with a sparkling 61 not out to help secure a series-levelling 6-wicket victory over Australia in the third and final Twenty20 International on Sunday.With the win, India levelled the 3-match series 1-1 and are now unbeaten in their last 10 T20I series which started with the one-off T20I against Sri Lanka in 2017.India since drew a 3-T20I series with Australia 1-1, beat New Zealand (2-1) at home, Sri Lanka (3-0) again at home and South Africa (2-1) away in 3-match series.India then clinched the T20 Nidahas Trophy beating out Bangladesh and hosts Sri Lanka earlier this year.India defeated Ireland in both the T20Is at their home to win the series 2-0 and followed it up be beating England 2-1 away again.Returning home, they recently whitewashed West Indies in a 3-match series.What a photo! #AUSvIND@RyanPierse | @GettySport pic.twitter.com/RwwHgpgNi5cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) November 25, 2018Kohli, on a personal note, also became the 4th highest run-scorer in T20Is, with 2167 runs, surpassing New Zealand’s Brendon McCullum (2140) in the process.Krunal Pandya picked up a four-wicket haul and gave away just 36 runs in four overs, to set the record for the best bowling figures by an Indian in T20Is on Australian soil. It is also the best figures by a spinner in Australia in T20Is.Player of the series goes to @SDhawan25 #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/jMJMjSy0eDBCCI (@BCCI) November 25, 2018Shikhar Dhawan surpassed Kohli to top the list of most T20I runs in a calender year with his 689 runs from 18 matches in 2018. Kohli had scored 641 runs from 15 matches in 2016.advertisementRohit Sharma climbed up to third on that list, with 590 runs from 19 matches in 2018, overtaking Pakistan’s Fakar Zaman, who has scored 576 runs.India vs Australia, 3rd T20I: Report | Highlights | As it happenedOn Sunday, chasing 165 to win, India suffered a mid-innings slump that left them needing 52 off the last five overs. Kohli combined with Dinesh Karthik, who made 22 not out, to see India home with two balls to spare.India got off to a blistering start as Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan collected 20 runs from the first three overs before accelerating.They plundered 20 runs from the next over from Nathan Coulter-Nile while Marcus Stoinis bled 22 in the following over.Also read – Things become pretty easy when Rohit, Dhawan do the job for us: Virat KohliTo stop the carnage, Aaron Finch brought back Mitchell Starc and the left-arm quick, playing his first 20-over international in more than two years, did not let his captain down, trapping Dhawan lbw for 41 to end the 67-run stand.Adam Zampa bowled Rohit, who hit two sixes in his 23, in his maiden over and India slumped to 108-4 after KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant fell in successive deliveries. Kohli added 60 runs with Karthik and sealed the victory with back-to-back fours.Having won the toss and elected to bat, home captain Finch (28) combined with D’Arcy Short (33) to give Australia a flying start but the hosts could not make the most of it.Also read – Aaron Finch says Australia are feeling good for Tests after drawn T20I seriesThey added 68 runs for the opening partnership when Pandya got into the thick of the action in the ninth over.The all-rounder caught Finch at short fine leg, before dismissing Short and Ben McDermott off successive deliveries to drag India back into the contest.Alex Carey denied Pandya a hat-trick but eventually fell to the left-arm spinner after making 27.Stoinis made a breezy 25 not out down the order as Australia overcame their mid-innings slump and collected 57 runs from the last five overs.Pandya took 4 wickets while Kuldeep Yadav also impressed conceding only 19 in a tidy four overs that included Finch’s wicket.READ – Krunal Pandya records best T20I bowling figures by a spinner in AustraliaAustralia, who won the rain-hit series opener in Brisbane, could not manage a single six in their innings against India’s eight.The second match in Melbourne was washed out.The teams now square off in a four-Test series beginning in Adelaide on Dec. 6.(With inputs from Reuters)Also watch –last_img read more

  • World Cup 2019: Australia played their worst cricket in the most critical moments, says Ricky Ponting

    first_imgFormer skipper Ricky Ponting believes Australia played their worst cricket in the most critical moments of the ongoing World Cup.Australia failed to make it to the finals after suffering an eight-wicket thrashing against England in the semi-finals on Thursday in Birmingham. Before the semi-finals, Australia had also lost their last league game against South Africa and finished at the second spot in the points table after the group stage.”Unusually for Australian teams in World Cups, we played our worst cricket in the most critical moments,” Ponting told cricket.com.au.”That’ll be the thing that gets spoken about the most and see if there’s any reason behind it,” he added.Ponting, hired as an assistant coach to Justin Langer for Australia’s World Cup campaign, however, said that the Aaron Finch-led side didn’t go wrong when it came to tactics.”Tactically, I think we got things right. Personnel-wise, we picked the best team that we could for every game,” said the World Cup-winning captain.Australia will now face England in the Ashes series beginning August 1.England will aim to win their first World Cup trophy when they face New Zealand in Sunday’s final at Lord’s. If they are able to win the coveted trophy, then according to Ponting, England will carry that momentum into the Ashes series.”It probably does, to be honest,” Ponting said, when asked whether England’s 50-over success could spill over.”The country will be on a bit of a wave and a bit of a high, the players will certainly be on a huge high after that World Cup.advertisementBut who knows if they don’t (win), it might have an adverse effect on their Ashes campaign as well.”But I’m sure if they happen to win the World Cup, they’ll take as much as they can from it going into the Ashes,” he added.Also Read | Is it time for Rohit Sharma to lead India? Wasim Jaffer wonders after World Cup exitAlso Read | World Cup 2019 final tickets: James Neesham requests India fans to avoid profiteering from resalelast_img read more

  • 10 months agoChelsea reject second Bayern Munich bid for Hudson-Odoi

    first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Chelsea reject second Bayern Munich bid for Hudson-Odoiby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea have rejected a bid for Callum Hudson-Odoi.According to Sky Sports, Bayern Munich lodged the offer with the Blues.However, it is believed Chelsea value the 18-year-old at closer to £40m.Bayern have made the England U19 international their top transfer target in January.They initially failed with a bid of around £13.5m and have return with another failed offer.Hudson-Odoi, who has made five appearances for the first-team this season, is under contract with Chelsea until 2020. last_img

  • DSME Eyeing STX France

    first_imgzoom South Korean Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has confirmed its interest in buying a stake in a Saint Nazaire-headquartered shipbuilder STX France.Reacting to recent speculations made in the French press, DSME said that it received the offer documents for the sale of the stake, but that no specifics had been agreed upon at the time.DSME will most probably look to take over a stake in the cruise ship specialist currently held by Korea Development Bank (KDB), which is also a shareholder in DSME.KDB became a shareholder in STX France through a series of debt-for-equity swaps after the shipbuilder’s parent company STX Group suffered financial difficulties starting in 2013.STX Group’s offshore and shipbuilding arm went through restructuring during that period, which meant that all European shipyards were put up for sale. STX Finland was bought by Germany’s Meyer Werft in 2014.Another major shareholder in STX France is the French government, which holds a 34% stake.last_img read more

  • Venta Maersk Makes History as It Crosses Northern Sea Route

    first_imgzoomVistula Maersk; Image Courtesy: Seago line/Maersk Maersk’s ice-class ship Venta Maersk has navigated through the Northern Sea Route for the first time.“The vessel left the port of Vladivostok on August 23 and passed through Bering Strait around September 6. At the moment, Venta Maersk is sailing down the coast of Norway and it looks like she will arrive in St Petersburg next week,” Maersk spokesperson confirmed to World Maritime News.“All is well aboard. The vessel is performing well and all systems are working.”The 3,600 TEU Venta Maersk is the world’s first commercial containership to venture through the route, as the lane was reserved for tankers and most recently passenger ships.Maersk described its decision to send one of its boxships to transit the route as a trial run aimed at collecting scientific data.The trial passage will enable us to explore the operational feasibility of container shipping through the Northern Sea Route and to collect data. Currently, we do not see the Northern Sea Route as a commercial alternative to our existing network which is defined by our customers’ demand, trading patterns and population centres,” the company said in a statement in August while announcing the trip.Maersk has decided to use ultra-low sulphur fuel (ULSFO) for the trail. Venta Maersk forms part of the company’s fleet of Baltic feeder vessels, which have been purpose-built for low-sulphur fuel in order to comply with the Emission Control Area (ECA) requirements for the Baltic and Northern sea regions.The decision is of particular importance due to environmental concerns raised amid growing shipping activity in the Arctic waters.Namely, due to higher frequency of vessels there is an ever growing risk of collisions and shipping incidents, including oil spills in an area which is lacking in adequate infrastructure to deal with oil pollution.The route is becoming ever more appealing to the shipping industry amid the reduction of the ice in the Arctic as it is much shorter than the Suez Canal.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

  • Cabinet approves blanket ban on ecigarettes

    first_imgNew Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a blanket ban on e-cigarettes in the country with complete suspension of its manufacturing, import, export, distribution and storage. Addressing the media after the cabinet meeting, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the government would pass an ordinance immediately subject to President’s approval to give effect to the ban. The government would introduce a bill in Parliament in the winter session, she said. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details As per the terms of the ban, punishment to be meted out for the first offence by an individual would be a one-year imprisonment or a fine of Rs 1 lakh. Repeat offences could lead to a three-year imprisonment or a penalty of Rs 5 lakh or both, said Preeti Sudan, Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. She said all offences such as import, export and distribution, except storing e-cigarettes and vaping products are cognizable. The decision comes after demands from several quarters to ban Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS), which includes e-cigarettes, Heat-Not-Burn devices, Vape, e-Sheesha, e-Nicotine Flavoured Hookah, and other similar devices. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday E-cigarettes do not burn tobacco but heats the liquid chemicals into vapour or steam that a person inhales. This is the reason it is also called vaping. E-cigarettes are considered harmful to health. Sitharaman said that currently, though no Indian company was manufacturing e-cigarettes, some 400 brands were already operating here offering the product in 150 flavours.last_img read more

  • Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the

    first_imgTORONTO – Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week:Poloz in the UKBank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz will give a speech to the Canada-UK Chamber of Commerce in England on Monday. Soft wage growth numbers from Statistics Canada on Friday have some economists predicting a slower rise in interest rates.Housing numbersCanada Mortgage and Housing Corp. to release its fall 2018 housing market outlook on Tuesday. The agency is also expected to release preliminary housing start data for October on Thursday.Manulife earningsManulife Financial Corp. expected to release its third-quarter financial results on Wednesday. The insurer announced last week that it is reinsuring some of its businesses and boosting the company’s quarterly dividend by 14 per cent.Back to the internetCanadian Tire Corp. Ltd. releases its third-quarter financial results on Thursday. The retailer recently relaunched home delivery for its e-commerce business across the country, after abandoning e-commerce almost a decade ago.Magna earningsMagna International will hold its third-quarter conference call on Thursday. The earnings come in the wake of the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement which includes changes for the auto sector including new rules for auto parts.last_img read more

  • OTT platforms increase TVs outreach

    first_imgThe rising popularity of web platforms might steal away the television audience. Do you fear that?No, I don’t fear that at all. In fact, the increasing popularity of web platforms has blurred the line between traditional linear TV and online TV programming; as a result of which viewers are no longer slaves to the TV sets. Now, they are free from the obligation of watching their favourite show at a specific hour, within the four walls of their home. Also Read – The Puja carnivalThis flexibility has, in turn, increased the popularity of TV actors. So it is true that TRP of the television is going down, but the audience is just getting bigger. ‘Web platform gives artistic freedom to actors’. Being a television actor, do you agree that the statement doesn’t stand true for the TV industry? I feel, the content available on the web is unique and interesting, but as an audience, I won’t be comfortable watching many of those web shows with my family. Also Read – Wave City brings special offers this NavratraOn the other hand, television offers you more filtered content – which some people might find boring, engaging or even cliché sometimes – but can surely watch it with family (including me). Moreover, I believe every platform has its own audience. Web shows target a specific section of audience and not the general public. Therefore, we as television actors (or TV show makers) come forward to cater to the demands of other sections of the audience who are willing to watch family shows. You are at the peak of your television career. At this point would you be willing to step out of the comfort zone of television and explore other mediums? When you do something for a long time and are aware of the fact that audience has accepted you and love you in that particular way, it becomes a little difficult to step out and try something else. There is a risk involved in it. But I am the kind of person who loves taking challenges. I always try to break the stereotype and do something which nobody else is doing. I don’t want the tag of a TV actor, film actor or web actor. I am an actor and I want to explore each and everything. So right now if you ask me, I don’t mind taking any risk. Nowadays it’s comparatively easier to make a career in acting. Does that create pressure of getting replaced by the emerging talents? Acting has always been an intensely competitive field. It is as difficult to create your niche in the industry as it was a few years back. Definitely, there are a lot of talented people coming in the industry because of which the competition is high, but at the same time, there are a lot of new things coming up, a lot of new mediums emerging. So there is a place for each and every one. Having said that, I believe every actor has their own area of interest. Now, after a few years, I have discovered mine and I know that my only competition is myself. I’m not competing with anyone in the industry.last_img read more

  • Modi running communal campaigns for political gains says Abhishek

    first_imgKolkata: All India Trinamool Youth Congress president Abhishek Banerjee on Saturday launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi whom he accused of running an unabashed communal campaign to gain political dividends in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.While addressing a rally at Aatghora High School Ground in Baduria under Basirhat Parliamentary constituency, Banerjee alleged that Modi has been trying to divide people on religious lines only to win the polls. He, however, asserted that the Prime Minister will suffer a humiliating defeat in the ongoing elections despite his tactically plotted communal cards. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja”Modi has been trying to polarise the voters by creating a rift between the people belonging to various religious communities. His main objective is to trigger communal tension across the country. People here in Bengal are peace loving and they would thwart any attempt made by him or his party,” Abhishek added. Attacking the Prime Minister, he said: “He failed to deliver on all the promises he had made during the previous Lok Sabha elections. He promised ‘Achhe Din’ for the people by creating two crore jobs every year. Not a single person has benefitted from him. Instead of carrying out development projects, a party office in Delhi has been built at the cost of Rs 1,200 crore. The Modi government has not given a single penny to the Bengal government in the past five years.” Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayAbhishek also criticised Mukul Roy without naming him and said: “All the thieves have taken refuge in the BJP. In the same breath, he also added: “If Madan Mitra had been put behind bars for three years only for taking photographs with Saradha group owner Sudipta Sen, why would Modi not go to jail despite having clicked photographs with Nirav Modi.” Sitting Trinamool Congress MP from Diamond Harbour, Abhishek urged the people of Basirhat to vote for Trinamool Congress so that party chief Mamata Banerjee can play a decisive role in the formation of the government at the Centre. Abhishek is contesting from Diamond Harbour seat. “Don’t cast your vote in favour of CPI(M) or Congress as they would strengthen the hands of the BJP. Help TMC to win in all the 42 seats so that a new government comes to power with Mamata Banerjee playing a crucial role. You have come to the rally in large numbers braving almost 40 degree Celsius which shows that you are with the TMC. This has to be reflected on the day of the election result,” he maintained. Abhishek was campaigning in favour of actor-turned-politician Nusrat Jahan who is contesting from Basirhat on a TMC ticket. He also took part in a road show in his own turf in Diamond Harbour.last_img read more

  • Ban welcomes positive steps towards ending conflict in northern Niger

    “He views these developments as significant and encourages the parties to continue the dialogue in order to resolve all outstanding issues,” Mr. Ban’s spokesperson said in a statement issued today.“The United Nations stands ready to support such efforts in any ways that the parties would deem appropriate,” the statement added. According to media reports, the President offered an amnesty if the rebels – who have been fighting for a greater share of Niger’s uranium wealth – laid down their weapons. 4 May 2009Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has hailed recent positive developments in Niger, including yesterday’s meeting between President Mamadou Tandja and Tuareg rebel leaders, as part of efforts to end the conflict in the northern part of the country.

  • Six countries enjoy a cleaner way to chill out with help of

    28 July 2009The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is launching a project in six African countries to replace ageing refrigeration systems with more energy-efficient versions and cut down on the consumption of ozone-depleting chemical compounds. The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is launching a project in six African countries to replace ageing refrigeration systems with more energy-efficient versions and cut down on the consumption of ozone-depleting chemical compounds.The €5.3 million project aims to replace the existing chillers – the refrigeration systems that produce chilled water for cooling air in commercial, residential and industrial processes – which use chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) with newer, cleaner models.More than 460,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions could be saved every year as a result of the programme, according to a UNIDO press release issued today, and there will also be a direct phase-out of about 80 tons of CFCs needed for servicing the chillers annually.Hundreds of chillers in Cameroon, Egypt, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal and Sudan will be overhauled under the project, which is being co-financed by the French Global Environment Facility.Kandeh K. Yumkella, UNIDO’s Director-General, said the scheme “will help remove relevant barriers and includes the transfer of green technology, the creation of a working fund mechanism, the management of CFC stockpiles, and the dissemination of awareness to chiller operators and end-users, as well as to the governments of the countries involved.” read more

  • PM confident of China Russia India support

    Countries like China and Russia have said they will only support a resolution which favors a domestic accountability process in Sri Lanka.The Prime Minister also agreed to debate the UN report on Sri Lanka in Parliament as well the draft resolution once it is adopted by the UN Human Rights Council. Wickresmsinghe also urged Parliament to embrace Tamil political parties like the Tamil National Alliance who are supporting the democratic process in the country.He said that to ensure permanent peace, the Tamils must be given a political solution and this will be done through constitutional reforms.The Prime Minister insisted that the Government is not ready to take the country back to the dark ages, nor is it ready to let the future generations suffer. (Colombo Gazette) Prime Minister Ranil Wickresmsinghe today briefed Parliament on the latest developments taking place in Geneva with regards to Sri Lanka and said that he had urged the United States to obtain the support of all countries for the resolution which will be tabled this week.The Prime Minister said that while countries like China and Russia are likely to support a resolution which will favor Sri Lanka, he had also discussed the matter with India and expects their support as well. Wickresmsinghe said that he and Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera had talks with the US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Atul Keshap recently with regards to the resolution and added that it was the responsibility of the US to obtain the support of all countries for the final text of the draft resolution. The Government has already raised concerns over the first text of the draft resolution saying it will not help the reconciliation process. read more

  • BBB releases top complaints and inquiries in 2015

    by Kaitlin Lee Posted Jan 7, 2016 10:32 am MDT Last Updated Jan 7, 2016 at 10:34 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email How was customer service last year in Southern Alberta?The Better Business Bureau has released a list of the top 10 types of complaints it received in 2015.Spokesperson Leah Brownridge says the highest amount of complaints was with car dealerships.“They can be anything to do with customer service, they can be high pressure sales tactics, faulty repairs on their vehicle,” she explained.Coming in second was utility contractors, and at number three, airlines.“It could be maybe an airline didn’t honour an online voucher, or a discount or a deal, or it simply overbooked a flight, and now they have to wait for another one,” she said.Brownridge says the list is a checkpoint for consumers.“These are some of the industries they need to look out for, and they just need to be extra cautious. It doesn’t mean that they will necessarily come across a scam, it’s just to have that heightened sense of awareness,” she said.Business owners can also take the opportunity to review their practices, to see if and where they need to improve.“Really examine, okay, how are we doing when it comes to complaints, do we have a lot of complaints, and if we do, is there any way that we can improve?,” she said.Brownridge says the BBB helped more than 1.4 million people last year, just in Southern Alberta and East Kootenay. BBB releases top complaints and inquiries in 2015 read more

  • Balanced Bearcats flatten UAPB 10549

    CINCINNATI — Justin Jenifer scored 13 points, Keith Williams added 12 and six Cincinnati Bearcats reached double figures as they set a season high for scoring while flattening Arkansas-Pine Bluff 105-49 on Tuesday night.Trevon Scott and Cane Broome each scored 11 points for Cincinnati (6-1), which easily extended its winning streak to six games before a crowd of 8,513.Cincinnati guard Jarron Cumberland, who went into the game averaging a team-high 18.2 points per game, finished with 10 points and a team-high six assists before sitting out the second half.Rashawn Fredericks also scored 10 for the Bearcats, who reached triple figures for the first time since scoring 107 against Savannah State and 102 against Western Carolina in the first two games of last season.Trevor Banks, Terrance Banyard and Cameron Posey each scored eight points to lead UAPB (2-5). Golden Lions’ guard Martaveous McKnight, who went into the week ranked fourth in the country with an average of 28.0 points per game, finished with a season-low seven, going 2-for-11 from the field.Cincinnati took control with a 10-0 run for a 13-3 lead less than four minutes into the game. Cumberland sparked the run with back-to-back 3-pointers.The Golden Lions went 10 minutes, 19 seconds between their first and second field goals and they had more turnovers than points until McKnight broke free for a layup on a give-and-go with 8:21 left in the first half, cutting the Bearcats’ lead to 35-12.BIG PICTUREUAPB: The Golden Lions saw their winning streak snapped at a modest two games.Cincinnati: After scoring just 56 points in their opener, the Bearcats have reached at least 71 in each of their next six games.UP NEXTUAPB: At Texas Tech on December 5.Cincinnati: The Bearcats play on an opponent’s home court for the first time all season at UNLV Saturday.The Associated Press read more

  • Mens Hockey Topseeded Ohio State falls handedly in Big Ten tournament semifinal

    Junior goalkeeper Tommy Nappier (37) looks down the ice in the second period of game one during Ohio State’s hockey game vs. Michigan State on March 1. Ohio State won 5-1. Credit: Nick Hudak | For The LanternOhio State knew it was Penn State’s offense that it had to worry about coming in.The Nittany Lions averaged an NCAA-leading 4.59 goals per game, while their 3.65 goals against per game was fourth-worst in the country.But on Sunday, it was both the defense and the offense that gave the Buckeyes troubles, falling to Penn State 5-1, eliminating Ohio State from the Big Ten tournament.The loss is Ohio State’s fifth in its past seven games.“I’m nothing but disappointed right now,” head coach Steve Rohlik said. “We got a good hockey team in that locker room, we’ve played some really good hockey this year, we certainly weren’t at our best tonight.”The Nittany Lions outshot the Buckeyes 36-32, putting four past sophomore goalie Tommy Nappier, who came in with the No. 2 save percentage in the country.The second period was where the game was ultimately decided.With 2:24 to go in the period, junior forward Tanner Laczynski put the Buckeyes back within one with 2:24 remaining. But the goal was reviewed and overturned due to an offsides call, keeping Penn State up three heading into the third period.“It was a big time goal at the end of the period,” senior forward Mason Jobst said. “We would’ve had a little bit of energy going into the third, but it’s part of the game, and that’s just the way it goes.”The three-goal lead ended up being more than enough for the Nittany Lions to move forward to face Notre Dame in the Big Ten championship game.Already down two from the opening period, Ohio State senior defenseman Sasha Larocque was given a major penalty and game misconduct for a hit to the head of sophomore Adam Pilewicz.On the ensuing Penn State power play, which ranked No. 3 in the NCAA coming in, junior defenseman Kris Myllari found junior forward Brandon Biro on the back post of the Ohio State goal for an easy tap in with 10 seconds remaining on the man advantage, giving the Nittany Lions a 3-0 lead.“That was a big blow to lose our captain,” Jobst said. “If we could have just got that last little bit killed off, it would have gave us a little boost of energy when you kill a five-[minute penalty] like that, and that was pretty disappointing.”The third period started with more of the same for Penn State. Junior forward Nate Sucese slipped a puck passed Nappier’s five-hole to extend the lead to 4-0. Senior forward John Wiitala scored with less than five minutes remaining in the final period to cut the lead back to within three, but it was not enough to mount the comeback.Sucese also scored an empty-net goal with 46.8 seconds remaining to make the score 5-1.Nappier finished the game with 31 saves, allowing the tied-most goals against this season, most recently allowing four, again, to Penn State on Jan. 19. Junior goalie Peyton Jones made 31 saves in the game for the Nittany Lions.The scoring was opened up by Penn State junior forward Liam Folkes, who was the hero for the Nittany Lions in their previous series against Wisconsin. After scoring nine points and earning NCAA Second Star of the Week against the Badgers, Folkes scored the opener on a wide-open move in the middle, giving Nappier no chance to make a play.It appeared that Penn State would hold a 1-0 lead heading into the first intermission, but with less than a second to go in the period, sophomore forward Alex Limoges narrowly beat Nappier to the left side, with the puck trickling past the sophomore goalie to give the Nittany Lions a 2-0 lead early.“I think we had a good start, and I think once they scored the first goal, I think we had a disappointing end of the first period,” Rohlik said. “That’s a good hockey team there that’s gonna capitalize, and they did.”Ohio State will now wait to see if it will earn an at-large bid for the NCAA tournament. read more

  • LED hazardous location pedestal light

    first_imgLarson Electronics’ has released a LED hazardous location pedestal light designed to provide high power illumination in an easily deployed package. The HAL-PM-2X150-LED-100 dual LED portable lamp provides protection in atmospheres where flammable gases and vapours may occasionally be present while offering the durability and longevity of LED solid state technology. This pedestal mounted hazardous location light is designed to provide operators with a quickly deployed source of illumination that has all the safety and performance of dedicated permanent mount units. With lamp housings constructed of powder coated non sparking aluminium, 30 m of SOOW abrasive and oil resistant cord, and a wet area approval rating, this unit is built to stand up to the demanding conditions of the industrial workplace.  The LED lamps mounted to this unit are rated at 150 W each and produce a total of 29,580 lumens. The lamp housings are constructed of aluminium with a durable powder coat finish, have hinged tempered glass doors, and allow operation with voltages ranging from 120 VAC to 277 VAC. The rugged pedestal base on this unit provides a secure platform for easy light placement and includes an integral carrying handle with ergonomic grip for easy carrying from one location in the workplace to another. Included with the light is 30 m of abrasive and oil resistant SOOW explosion proof cord ending in an ECP 1523 5-15P Class 1 Division 1 explosion proof straight blade plug which provides ample cord length for deployment in large work areas. This pedestal mounted work light is UL rated Class 1 Division 2 Groups C and D is approved for use in wet areas and marine environments, making it an ideal lighting solution for hazardous locations where water resistance is an important requirement.  “For Class 1 Division 2 hazardous location lighting, the HAL-PM-2X150-LED-100 light provides 300 W intense LED illumination in a very portable form factor,” said Rob Bresnahan with Larson Electronics.  “This hazardous location flood light was designed for ease of operation; operators can easily take this light up scaffolds or other elevated areas for tank cleaning and preparation.” Larson Electronics carries an extensive line of explosion proof lights, hazardous location lights, intrinsically safe lights, oil rig lights and explosion proof tank lights.last_img read more

  • McIlroy showing further signs of improvement McDowell trails Tiger

    first_imgWoods put his tee shot at the par-3 fourth two feet from the cup to set up a birdie and followed with a birdie at five, then followed with two more back-to-back birdies at the par-4 seventh and par-5 eighth and par-5 10th and par-4 11th.At the 10th, Woods was in a bunker but blasted out and sank a 10-foot birdie putt. After his birdie at 11, he followed by making his first birdie at Doral’s par-3 13th hole since 2006.After a bogey at the 14th, his lone blemish of the round, Woods made a clutch eight-foot par-saving putt at 15 and followed with a birdie at the 16th.“I bounced right back and I’m right back where I left off,” Woods said.Woods closed his rounds with back-to-back pars, missing birdie putts from 20 feet at the 17th and 26 feet at the last hole. He has made only one birdie putt from beyond 20 feet in the first two rounds, a testimony to his approaches.“Some holes we’re allowed to flatten it out and roll the ball,” Woods said. “Other holes you have got to just hit moon balls. It’s a tough track.“If the wind blows with the greens this firm, it becomes very difficult. They are going to push us and test us.” McDowell joined Jacobson, Watson, Woods and Sergio Garcia as co-leaders on day one and followed with four birdies on the front nine and another at 17.“I’m hitting it pretty well off the tee,” McDowell said. “I’ve controled my iron play well. I’ve chipped and putted when I’ve had to but I’ve really done well on the greens. They are in some of the best condition I’ve seen.” WORLD NUMBER ONE Rory McIlroy has finished with a bogey at the World Golf Championships Cadillac Championship today.After lipping out from two feet for par, he birdied the five prior even-numbered holes and opened with a birdie on his way to a 69, his first sub-70 round of the year.McIlroy ended the day 11 shots off the lead, tied for 32nd with eight others.Meanwhile, Tiger Woods fired eight birdies on Friday to complete a personal-best PGA run of 17 birdies in his first 36 holes and seize a two-stroke lead.World Number 2 Woods, seeking his 17th WGC victory and 76th career triumph, fired a seven-under-par 65 in the second round to stand on 13-under 131 after the second round of the $8.5 million event at Doral’s Blue Monster course.Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell fired a 67 to finish 36 bogey-free holes on 133, one stroke ahead of Americans Phil Mickelson and Steve Stricker with Sweden’s Fredrik Jacobson and reigning Masters champion Bubba Watson on 135.While Woods has produced lower scores over his first 36 holes at a PGA event, he has never fired so many birdies in the first two PGA rounds.Woods, who won earlier this year at Torrey Pines, showed the form that has made him a 14-time major champion with his next chance to close the gap on the record 18 majors of Jack Nicklaus only a month away at the Masters.“I probably hit the ball better at Torrey but I’m putting better here,” said Woods. “With forecasts of wind on Sunday, hopefully I can feel my way around and get it done.”Woods has three career triumphs at Doral and six in this WGC event which has been hosted by several courses, but he has not won a WGC event in his past 10 attempts. Mickelson opened with three birdies in a row on his way to his second 67 in a row.“The key for me is I’ve driven the ball well and given myself a chance on the greens,” Mickelson said. “The greens are as fast and as firm as I’ve ever seen them.”- © AFP, 2013Rory McIlroy shows resilience with workmanlike first round in Miami>16 signs you’re a sports fan from Cork> After nine birdies and three birdies in Thursday’s first round of 66, Woods shared the lead with four rivals. But as the second round wore on, no one could match Woods for putting consistency or approaches that put him within 10 feet.“I played better today,” Woods said. “The first couple of holes weren’t very good at all. My first good shot was at four. Once I hit that shot at four, I felt pretty good about it.”last_img read more

  • Viewer numbers for 93 WWE Smackdown new low for Syfy

    first_img Twitter Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Velvet Sky Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Roman Reigns is in Remissioncenter_img Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Google+ Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Facebook Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Last night’s 9/3 WWE Smackdown on Syfy drew 1.98 million viewers. This is down from last week’s show that drew 2.20 million viewers.It ended up as one of the lowest audiences for the show since it moved to Syfy.Source: Showbuzzdaily.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus confirmed for WWE Smackdown premiere on FOXlast_img read more

  • Turnquest Speaks on Priority of Ministry of Finance

    first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, May 18, 2017 – Nassau – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Kevin Peter Turnquest has laid out the agenda for the Ministry of Finance. Speaking with Magnetic Media, Turnquest says that first on the list is to get the country’s finances in order.“We’re struggling with 7 billion dollars in debt. Despite what the (former) government says about the recurring deficit, we know that it is much higher than the number that they put out.”, he stated.He continued, saying “Our initial priority has to be getting a financial plan in place; looking at areas where there is money being wasted and opportunities to control our expenditure a little bit more. We have to look at our revenue collection to ensure that we are maximizing the tax available to us and ensuring that once it is collected, it won’t be used through the backdoor.”The Finance Minister has also promised the people of Bahamas financial control and accountability and added that this government is not here to “collect taxes.”“Our job is to provide services to the Bahamian people that they need, that they, because of the nature of it, cannot provided for themselves. We have to make sure that we rationalize our taxes and spend it wisely.”#magneticmedianews#financeministrypriority Related Items:#financeministrypriority, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more