Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins LATEST STORIES Young-again Manny Pacquiao was in ebullient form Sunday after he leapt back into the global boxing spotlight with a seven-round knockout of WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse.ADVERTISEMENT Pacquiao will be 40 in December but was beaming as he told reporters afterwards: “Do I look 39?“At 39 years old, I’m still OK, I’m still fine. When you see me in training, you can tell I’m like 28, 27 years old,” Pacquiao said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’READ: Pacquiao: Matthysse scared of my punches “You cannot say I’m 39 years old! You can say I’m 28, 27 years old.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Pacquiao: Matthysse scared of my punches MOST READ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs “We changed things up this time,” said Fortune. “We did a whole bunch of different work. We were shocking his system back into working.“It’s a different style of training — shorter, faster and more intense. So his body reacts differently. So that’s why he looks like the old Pacquiao.”Pacquiao, who Fortune said had been initially stubborn to change his ways, acknowledged that the new training regime had paid off.READ: He’s back: Pacquiao shows he has a lot left in the tank with Matthysse KO“This is true,” said Pacquiao. “This training is very special. Because basically my team told me to stop training (too much).”Pacquiao knocked down the Argentine as early as the third round with a stunning left uppercut that thudded around the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur.The 35-year-old Matthysse, who came in with a reputation as a big puncher, had no answer to Pacquiao’s blistering speed and he dropped to his knee at the end of the fifth round for a count after being visibly shaken by a barrage including a left to the temple.READ: Matthysse on KO defeat to Pacquiao: It was my turn to loseAnd referee Kenny Bayless stopped the fight giving Pacquiao victory by TKO (technical knockout) after 2min 43sec of the seventh when Matthysse sank to his knees following a fierce right-left combination.It was Pacquiao’s 39th KO win of his fabled 23-year career but his first since he beat Miguel Cotto in November 2009, almost nine years ago. Pacquiao certainly seemed to have been drinking from the fountain of youth as his speed, agility, lightning quick movements and punching power magically returned from the first bell to overwhelm the 35-year-old Argentine.It was a stark contrast to the flat, lackluster Pacquiao who had lost his title on points in an ugly brawl with Australian journeyman Jeff Horn a year ago.READ: 60th win: Pacquiao KOs Matthysse for WBA welterweight titleMuch of the credit for the 60th victory of his legendary career can be laid at the door of conditioning coach Justin Fortune, who told AFP before the fight that “the old Pacquiao” was back thanks to a new training program.Philippine boxer Manny Pacquiao, center, celebrates after defeating Argentina Lucas Matthysse during their WBA World welterweight title bout in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, July 15, 2018. Pacquiao won the WBA welterweight world title after knocking out Matthysse on round seven. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)‘A great legend’ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
The 2018 celebration of World Chimpanzee Day included grand parade led by FDA Managing Director C. Mike Doryen (far right), and key members of the diplomatic corps, including the American (2nd from right) and British ambassadors.…FDA, key conservation partners to grace occasionThe Forestry Development Authority (FDA) and its conservation partners in the forestry sector, especially the Liberia Chimpanzee and Rescue Protection (LCRP), are expected to celebrate the World Chimpanzee Day in concert with other nations around the world on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, an FDA release said.In honor of chimpanzees, the day is set aside each year whereby the apes are universally recognized and celebrated, while at the same time raising awareness for their maximum care, both in the wild and in captivity.According to the release, this is the second time Liberia will outstandingly celebrate this day. The first celebration was held on July 14, 2018 in Monrovia with a grand parade led by FDA Managing Director C. Mike Doryen, and key members of the diplomatic corps, including the American and British ambassadors around the Duport Road Junction and Paynesville City Hall, outside Monrovia, followed by an impressive program at the Duport Road Park.The occasion starts at 11:00 a.m. at the Duport Road Park, with the Eddie Theater set to offer the best of cultural performances, including live mural painting, assorted drama performances, drumming and musical shows all of which form an important component of the day.The founding organizations dream to empower communities everywhere to take action on behalf of chimpanzees to ensure a secure, and hopeful future for this magnificent species.On July 14, 1960, Dr. Jane Goodall first stepped foot on what is now known as Gombe Stream National Park to study wild chimpanzees after which she raised the necessary world attention to the relevance of chimpanzees as far as their closeness to humankind is concerned.Tomorrow’s program is expected to be graced in grand style by leading conservation partners, and will highlight the common threats faced by these animals in the wild, including habitat loss, disease and trafficking, while underscoring the need to promote their proper care in their captive situations.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Detectives “made the arrest in about 19 hours” after the incident, said Montebello Police Chief Garry Couso-Vasquez. “They arrested the shooter, got the gun and got a confession.” Pick up a copy of tomorrows Whittier Daily News for the rest of the story. MONTEBELLO — Police arrested a 17-year-old male in the drive-by shooting of a 12-year-old boy as he was taking out the trash, police said Thursday. The 12-year-old boy was in the front yard of his home in the 500 block of Walnut Avenue when shots were fired into the yard at about 10:20 p.m. on Feb. 5. The intended target was the boy’s brother, police said in a statement released after the incident. Police arrested the suspect on Tuesday, less than a day after the shooting. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Many Mexicans, however, clearly wish Fox would be less visible. There was an outcry after he posed with his wife recently in a Mexican society magazine showing off the fancy accommodations in their refurbished ranch house. Questions were immediately raised over whether Fox, mimicking the corrupt ways of some of his predecessors, had used government funds to spruce up the place. Fox denied any wrongdoing, insisting in a statement that all his spending has been aboveboard.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! But when it comes to Bush himself, Fox seems charmed. He labels Bush “the cockiest guy I have ever met in my life,” a remark Fox clearly meant as a compliment. “Bush evokes the go-getter qualities I’ve always admired in Americans,” he wrote. He wrote in the English-language memoir that he had not expected Bush to go from governor to president, although Fox explained that was because he was among many of those who underestimated Bush. “Those who see only the George W. Bush of the surface – the cocky, simplistic, baseball-loving son of an ex-president who went in six years from never having won a political race to the presidency of the most powerful nation on the planet – miss the core of inner resolve behind those sharp blue eyes,” he wrote. Although he labeled Bush’s Spanish “grade-school level” when they first met in Bush’s governor’s office in Texas in 1996 – “Como estas, amigo?” Bush had said – Fox said it improved over time and was one sign of what he considered the American president’s cultural sensitivity. The book, weaving personal anecdotes with his policy prescriptions, is part of Fox’s effort to remake the role of a former Mexican president. Instead of slipping silently away, Fox is at work on a splashy presidential library at his ranch property. “This is new for Mexico, which has a long history of tyranny, one-party rule and ex-presidents who flee into exile rather than leading productive lives as senior statesmen,” Rob Allyn, a former adviser and the ghostwriter for Fox’s memoirs, said in an e-mail message. MEXICO CITY – They were Vicente and Jorge, two cowboys turned presidents, and they held their first summit meeting together at a ranch. But Vicente Fox, who finished his term as Mexico’s president last year, pokes fun at the cowboy credentials of President George W. Bush in a new autobiography, recalling the time Bush turned down an offer to ride Fox’s beloved horse, Dos de Julio. “He demurred, backing away from the big palomino,” Fox wrote in “Revolution of Hope,” which is due out by Viking on Oct. 4. “A horse lover can always tell when others don’t share our passion for climbing aboard an animal that weighs 500 pounds and doesn’t necessarily stop when you put on the brakes.” Fox, whose victory in 2000 ended 71 years of single-party rule in Mexico, expresses clear differences with Bush’s unilateralist ways, particularly when it comes to the war in Iraq, which he suggests drew Washington’s attention away from Fox’s goal of overhauling American immigration policy.
Jack Butland has donated £5,000 to Great Britain’s women’s deaf football team to help them achieve their World Cup dream.The GB team expressed their shock on Twitter after the Stoke goalkeeper made the payment on their Just Giving page.They had set a target of raising half of the £20,000 needed to cover their whole World Cup campaign with their online appeal.Butland’s gift, however, has allowed them to surpass their initial £10,000 target and, with donations still being accepted, the team are hopeful the Just Giving appeal will cover the entire cost of the trip. Jack Butland 2 2
The Coyotes (12-5, 6-3) begin the second round of conference play tonight against No. 16 UC San Diego at RIMAC Arena, one of the toughest venues in the conference. “Right now we need a win, any win,” Cherniss said. “We really have to regroup quickly because we’re letting it get away from us. We could use a shot of confidence.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The downward spiral started with a loss to No. 8 Cal Poly Pomona (17-0, 9-0), then continued with losses last week to No. 13 Cal State Los Angeles (16-1, 8-1) and No. 25 Cal State Bakersfield (13-6, 6-3). The Coyotes are in a three-way tie for third. The Coyotes dropped from No. 6 to 11 in the AVCA national poll, but Cherniss acknowledges she thought her team would fall further. More important is the regional poll that has them third, although that poll only comes out every two weeks, so their back-to-back losses have not been accounted for yet. Strength of schedule has helped the Coyotes in the rankings. They have played nine nationally ranked foes, going 4-5. The Coyotes’ defense and serve receive have been the biggest problems. “We had big breakdowns there, and that is something we’re addressing,” Cherniss said. ??That’s a part of the game you have to have to be successful, but it’s one we need because we don’t have that dominant hitter.” Cal State San Bernardino volleyball coach Kim Cherniss finds herself in a position that she has not been in much lately: trying to rally her troop. The Coyotes, once ranked as high as No. 2 in the nation, are floundering, having lost three straight California Collegiate Athletic Association matches. They qualified for the Elite 8 in 2003 and 2004. Now they have to be concerned with qualifying for the Pacific Region tournament. The last time Cal State faltered this badly in conference play was 2000, when the Coyotes went 26-8 overall and 16-6 in the CCAA. Despite the setbacks, Cherniss singled out the play of freshman Traci Weamer, who has a team-high 165 kills, as well as middle blockers Sharea Drawn and Amy Long. When the Coyotes and Tritons squared off at Coussoulis Arena, the Coyotes emerged victorious 3-1 (29-31, 30-24, 30-18, 30-24). 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
George Groves weighed in at 11st 13lbs 6oz for his WBC world title eliminator against European super-middleweight champion Christopher Rebrasse.Rebrasse was a couple of ounces heavier but also came in just under the 12-stone limit, weighing 11st 13lb 8oz.Saturday’s clash at Wembley Arena will be Groves’ first outing since his second attempt to take Carl Froch’s WBA and IBF belts ended in defeat in May.The European title and the vacant WBC Silver title will also be on the line when Groves, 26, faces the 28-year-old Frenchman.Hammersmith’s Groves, who has also been British and Commonwealth champion, said this week: ‘’I’m chomping at the bit.“Obviously less is more at this stage but we’ve had a very good camp and we’ve enjoyed ourselves.“Now I can’t wait to get in there and rock ‘n’ roll. I’m counting down the seconds before I can get back in the ring and back to what I do best.’’Rebrasse has won 22, lost two and drawn three of his 27 professional fights.Groves, meanwhile, has a record of 19-2, having been unbeaten before his two losses against Froch.The first of those defeats was hugely controversial as the challenger had floored Froch and was ahead of the judges’ scorecards before the fight was abruptly stopped in the ninth round.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Mary AlexanderType “is Africa ” into Google and autocomplete is likely to offer something like this: • Makoko Floating School: a model of Nigerian cutting edge design • Ivory Coast take on ice bucket challenge helps fight Ebola • Africa refocused: images of Ghana • Africa’s high-tech boom boosts the continent’s competitiveness • Mobile phone boost to African internetThat’s right: questions of hopelessness or ignorance that could only come from outside the continent. (The answer to all four, by the way, is no.) For too long external perspectives have determined Africa’s narrative by only telling stories of disease and despair.Now two young African filmmakers, Nosarieme Garrick from Nigeria and Tanzanian Kathleen Bomani, are using the power of technology to tell a different story about Africa with their web-based video channel My Africa Is.“My Africa Is is a documentary series taking you on a journey across the continent through the eyes of an insider,” they say on their website.“We know what you’ve seen and heard about Africa – what they think is happening, what they think she needs, what they think she is. The four things that come to mind when people think of Africa are population, problems, poverty, and promise unfulfilled – headline media reports on the continent.“But that’s not the whole story. Perspective changes everything.” Garrick and Bomani insist their project does not aim to ignore the often grim realities of Africa, or only spin sunshiny fictions. But they are trying to give air to the continent’s other realities, stories stifled by the world’s obsession with bad news out of Africa.“We’re more than aware of the challenges, but we also know that we are not helpless,” they say. “We hustle. We find ways to overcome. We survive. Every day, we are changing our communities – it may be a process, and it may be a little bit at a time, but we’re changing it nonetheless.” The documentaries are energetic, slickly filmed and exciting, backed by thumping music by African artists such as Togo’s Toofan and Nigerians Burna Boy and Tonye Garrick. But they are also enlightening, insightful and often moving.They are about young people making changes to their world in cities throughout sub-Saharan Africa. So far, My Africa Is has visited Nigeria, Togo, Senegal and the African diaspora in the US, and filmed Skype interviews with remarkable people telling remarkable stories across the continent.Edition DakarIn early October My Africa Is launched their new series, Edition Dakar, filmed in the Senegalese capital in June 2014.“Dakar, which is located on the very tip of the West African coast, is one of those cities you hardly hear about,” the filmmakers say. “Not for its lack to awesomeness, but rather it seems that it’s too calm to be in the news.” The Edition Dakar documentaries feature Keyti and Xuman of Le Journal Rappe, activists who produce online current affairs videos to educate young people about politics, with all the news delivered in rap. They also explore surf culture in the coastal city with a visit to Malika Surf Camp, and Senegalese urban dance at the Sunu Street Project. The Lagos ChroniclesMy Africa Is started their journey in Lagos, the most populous city in the continent’s most populous country of Nigeria.The filmmakers say: “For our first venture into the continent, we dove into what is deemed one of the most unliveable cities in the world: Lagos, Nigeria, where we caught up with three individuals doing some awesome things in the city.”Those individuals are Kunle Adeyemi, an architect building an innovative floating school in the waterlogged Makoko shantytown on Lagos Lagoon, Wecyclers community recycling project founder Bilikiss Abiola, and avant-garde fashion photographer Lakin Ogunbanwo. The My Africa Is team also venture out of the continent to explore the work of the global African diaspora. The Diaspora Webisodes capture young talents and initiatives making African culture more pervasive and global.Hector Mediavilla discusses the sharp-dressed Sapeurs of the Congo, Os Kuduristas showcases Angolan Kuduro culture to the world, Sonic Diaspora brings today’s African music to Washington DC, and Arise Magazine celebrates iconic African designers at the New York Fashion Week. About the filmmakersExecutive producer and host Nosarieme Garrick, who describes herself as “a product from around the globe, but loudly repping Nigeria”, is a writer, activist and entrepreneur. She has written for Afripop!, the MTV Staying Alive Foundation, Women’s Enews, and Sahara Reporters.In 2010 she founded Vote or Quench, a campaign to educate young Nigerians on the importance of their vote. She has interned with the Economist Group in the UK, mentored by the company’s CEO Andrew Rashbass, and has a bachelor’s degree in communications and French from St John’s University. Kathleen Bomani is the My Africa Is associate producer and a “cultural curator, connector and a communist”. She is currently event curator for TEDxDar, a youth-led initiative promoting active discourse and public engagement, and works with the sustainable development think-tank Africa Gathering as both US event lead and Tanzania country lead. Bomani is also an advisory organiser for TEDxDzorwulu in Ghana.To keep up with My Africa Is, follow the project on Twitter and like their page on Facebook. You can also visit the My Africa Is YouTube channel, Vimeo channel and website.
Facebook PagesOverall, the focus in this new version is clearly on enhancing Seesmic’s Facebook functionality. While most users probably don’t administer Facebook pages, the ability to see select Facebook Pages in Seesmic turns out to be quite useful. From within those columns, you can post comments and like posts. This new feature now also makes it easier for users to cross-post to their Twitter accounts, Facebook profiles, and Facebook Pages.Twitter Updates: Reply to All, Favorites On the Twitter side of Seesmic Desktop, the ‘reply to all’ feature is probably the most useful new addition. While this isn’t a new feature (TweetDeck has had it for a while), it’s still quite useful, especially when you want to reply to re-tweeted messages that include more than one username. In addition, Seemsic Desktop now also features a column for ‘favorites.’ Favorites remain a relatively under-utilized feature on Twitter, so chances are that not a lot of Seesmic users will actually really use of this feature. frederic lardinois The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Tags:#Facebook#Product Reviews#twitter#web Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Related Posts Seesmic just released an update to its popular Twitter and Facebook desktop client that gives users enhanced access to their Facebook accounts. Specifically, Seesmic Desktop 0.6 now allows users to set up columns for Facebook Pages and post to these pages if they are administrators. In addition, Seesmic’s Twitter features got a few useful updates, including a ‘reply to all’ feature and a new column for favorites. Seesmic also announced that yfrog will now become the default picture posting service for all Seesmic applications and that the company’s desktop application has now been downloaded over 2.5 million times. A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit
The number of sales-related metrics and KPIs are limitless. There are countless things that are worth monitoring and measuring, some more valuable than others, depending on your goals, what you sell, and how you sell. There are a few, however, that I find to be critical to increasing sales, whether you are coaching an individual or leading a large team.The following list of metrics is something I believe should be monitored, measured, and managed in what I would call a Pipeline Meeting (something that, for me, is different than an opportunity review meeting, where people spend much of their time discussing individual opportunities).New Opportunities Created: Salespeople do many things, but they roll up into two primary buckets. The first bucket is opportunity creation, the second is opportunity capture. One mistake that sales managers often make is to undervalue opportunity creation and focus exclusively on opportunity capture. By looking at the number of opportunities created, you capture a metric that measures how well you are doing in building your pipeline.Deal Size: It’s easy for a salesperson to perceive every prospect as being a good prospect, believing every prospect they pursue brings them that much closer to their goals. The reality suggests something different for most sales organizations, namely that the too small deals take as much time as larger deals while not contributing enough towards your goals. The size of a deal is important, and the average of these deals is a good indicator as to whether your salespeople are pursuing the right clients. This metric allows you to coach your team to focus on the right deals, not only those who appear to be more receptive.The Value of the Opportunities: Rarely do I ever see this metric being captured. Because the salesperson captures the value of an individual opportunity when they enter the information to the CRM, the individual value is looked at while the collective value is ignored. The value in the collective value of the opportunities created in a week is that it allows you to verify that you are generating enough new opportunities to meet your goals. If you have a goal of $20,000,000 in revenue, you need to win $384,000 in new business a week. Which brings us to win rates.Win Rates: This is a critical metric for determining how well you are doing at building your pipeline. We’re going to weave this metric together with the value of the opportunities created. If you have a 40 percent win rate, yielding $384,000 in new revenue a week means creating $961,000 in new opportunities each week. You need $50,000,000 in new opportunities annually to yield $20,000,000. When you underestimate what needs to happen in a week, you put your goal at risk.Segment: For some sales organizations, their teams cover different segments of markets. They may have one team that calls on more transactional business, another that calls on Small and Medium Businesses, and one that focuses exclusively on Enterprise clients. In cases where this is true, the segmentation can tell an important story. Looking at the metrics above as filtered by the segment allows you to ensure that you are growing the segments appropriately, or in some cases changing the focus of the sales force.Solution: When you sell products, services, and solutions, it can make sense to look at the pipeline through the filter of a solution. Maybe you are doing well in products but lagging when it comes to services. Or you could be succeeding in services, but not selling the larger, compelling differentiated services that allow you to displace your competitors.Deals That Moved Forward: There are two metrics rolled up into this one view: number of deals, and value of deals. In B2B sales, deals progress over time, some moving faster, and some necessarily moving slower. What you want to ensure is that deals are progressing from week to week, that action is being taken to progress your opportunities. The number of deals moving forward is a good metric, and so is the value of those deals. But a word of caution here, as you also must look at the deals that moved backward in stages or that fell out of the pipeline for one reason or another.Commitment: This is a personal favorite for me because I believe that is an indicator that the opportunity is real and that the salesperson knows how to move the deal forward. The prompt that can be recorded is the commitment that the prospective client has made that indicates they have agreed to the next step. The 10 commitments I wrote about in The Lost Art of Closing are good guideposts, but you can capture these as customer-verifiable outcomes, or whatever makes sense for you and your organization.If you want to see how I look at these metrics and how I use data visualization to assess pipeline performance, please join me for this webinar on Coaching Pipeline and Data Visualization with Microsoft’s suite of business analytics tools within PowerBI.This post is sponsored by: