CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceSAN FRANCISCO — The A’s fell to the Giants, 3-2, on Tuesday night at Oracle Park.Brett Anderson was spinning his own kind of gem against the Giants, allowing just three hits in five innings. But Buster Posey, Evan Longoria and Kevin Pillar knocked back-to-back-to-back doubles in the sixth inning, allowing the Giants a one-run lead. He left the game having allowed those two earned runs in six innings, striking out …
Unless you were hired to be a customer service representative, you are not supposed to be doing customer service. If you weren’t hired to follow up on every operational issues, be it an incorrect invoice, a shipment, or some other failure, this work is not for you.Make no mistake here, you do own the outcomes you sold your client. You are responsible for ensuring their success with what you sold them. If you want an absolute right to the next deal, you have to earn that right by making sure your client gets first class service on their first deal with you. That said, you do not own the responsibility for all the transactions that make up that outcome, most of which you have nothing to do with, and with good reason: you are not in operations.What is most important to recognize here is your role and your responsibility. If you are not selling because you are doing operational work, then no one is selling. If no one is selling, then the future clients that you are supposed be pursuing and gaining for the organization are not being pursued or gained.When you are retyping an invoice or calling to follow up on a shipment, you are not selling. Your operations team, the people who are supposed to be doing these things, are not selling either.Your operations team doesn’t pick up the phone and cold call for you while you are correcting an invoice. They don’t nurture the relationships with your dream clients for you, sharing some insight that is going to gain their attention and establish you as the person with the ideas and ability to help them produce better results.The operations people aren’t sitting in discovery meetings, asking to meet additional stakeholders to collaborate and build consensus around the right solution, presenting ideas and proposals, or negotiating the terms of a deal, and asking for the commitment to buy.If you are not doing this work, it is not being done for you. This is true even if you are doing someone else’s work for them.I am not suggesting that you are not part of a team, and that you shouldn’t be a team player. By all means, take the first call from the angry client before passing off the responsibility to correct whatever went wrong to the person responsible for correcting it. Make the follow up call to ensure your client got what they needed. In between these two calls, give the tasks to the people who own them, so you can get back to selling. Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now
PANAJI: The front trolley of the Ernakulam–Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Duronto Express derailed between Sawantwadi Road and Zarap stations in Ratnagiri around 3 p.m. on Thursday. No casualties or injuries were reported.An accident relief medical van and accident relief trains were sent t from Ratnagiri and Verna respectively. Konkan Railway officials left for the site too. Train traffic was affected, but restored at 7.20 p.m., an official said. Passengers can visit www.konkanrailway.com or call 022–27587939 for train inquiry.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today unveiled its answer to a White House mandate to make the research papers it funds free for anyone to read: a Web portal that will link to full-text papers a year after they’re published. Once researchers are up to speed and submitting their manuscripts, that will mean 20,000 to 30,000 new free papers a year on energy research, physics, and other scientific topics.Although the plan will expand public access to papers, some onlookers aren’t happy. That’s because the papers will not reside in a central DOE database, but mostly on journal publishers’ websites. Open-access advocates say that will limit what people can do with the papers.”The DOE’s plan contains some steps in the right direction, but has some serious holes. Most critically, it doesn’t adequately address the reuse rights needed for the public to do more than simply read individual articles,” says Heather Joseph, executive director of the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC). 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That would put agencies in line with the National Institutes of Health, which since 2008 has required its grantees to submit their accepted manuscripts to its PubMed Central archive for posting within 12 months of publication.Many publishers dislike PubMed Central—they say it infringes on journal copyright and diverts readers from their websites, cutting into advertising revenues. With those concerns in mind, in its 2013 memo the White House didn’t mandate that agencies establish a central repository but instead allowed them to devise their own plans for providing access to papers.Under the DOE plan, people will find papers through a searchable Web portal called PAGES (Public Access Gateway for Energy and Science). The portal will contain each paper’s metadata—such as the title, authors, and journal issue—and will link to the full-text PDF. That PDF will either be on the publisher’s website, or if the publisher won’t share it after 12 months, at a repository run by the researcher’s DOE lab or university. Once the publisher is ready to make it freely available, the repository link will be replaced with a link to the paper on the journal’s website.In case papers disappear when a journal folds or a link breaks, DOE will also create a “dark archive” of the full-text papers. But this is only “an insurance policy” for individual papers; the dark archive will not be accessible to the public, says Brian Hitson, acting director of the DOE Office of Scientific and Technical Information. Linking to the final paper on the publisher’s site ensures that people find the “best version” with any revisions or corrections, DOE says. It also responds to the memo’s requirement that the plan be “as cost-effective as possible,” Hitson says.The beta rollout of PAGES contains about 6500 papers and abstracts only for some, Hitson says. As it grows, abstracts will be added. A requirement that DOE-funded researchers submit metadata and links for their papers goes into effect on 1 October. It will take some time to “socialize” scientists to the requirement and for papers to build up, Hitson says.Many journals will provide the link through CHORUS, a coalition of commercial publishers and scientific societies (including AAAS, which publishes ScienceInsider). CHORUS is tagging papers with the funding agency so they can be tracked.Open-access advocates such as University of California, Berkeley, biologist Michael Eisen slammed CHORUS when publishers announced the program last year. They prefer a full-text government archive like PubMed Central so it is possible to “text mine,” or search across the entire body of papers. “Under this [DOE] plan, the public’s ability to download, text/data mine, and digitally analyze these articles is severely limited,” SPARC’s Joseph agrees.But Frederick Dylla, executive director and CEO of the American Institute of Physics (AIP) and a board member of CHOR Inc., which runs CHORUS, says the group is “working towards” allowing full-text and data mining. At the same time, he says there is little demand for text mining. He says AIP has never gotten a request for its more than 1 million articles; Elsevier, the publishing giant, gets only about six requests a year, he says. Text mining journal articles is “a field that’s just beginning,” he says.
MEDAL WINNERSWEIGHTLIFTING Women’s (48kg): 1. Augustina Nwaokolo (NGR) 175 kg; 2. Soniya Chanu (IND) 167 kg; 3. Sandhya Rani Devi Atom (IND) 165 kgMen’s (56kg): 1. Amirul Hamizan Ibrahim (MAS) 257kg; 2. Sukhen Dey (IND) 252kg; 3. Srinivasa Rao (IND) 248kgWINNERSSQUASHMen’s singles (Rd I): Siddharth Suchde (IND) bt Michael Hopkins (JER); Harinder Pal Sandhu (IND) bt Shopon Pervez (BAN); Saurav Ghosal (IND x11) bt Ian Rukunya (UGA)BADMINTONMixed team pool (Gr D): India bt KenyaTENNISMen’s singles (Rd I): Rohan Bopanna (IND) bt Robert Buyinza (UGA) Women’s singles (Rd I): Rushmi Chakravarthi (IND) bt Pinki Monthla (LES) Mixed doubles (Rd 1): Leander Paes/Sania Mirza (IND) bt Stacey Nykita Roheman/Alberton Richelieu (LCA)TABLE TENNISWomen’s team event: India bt Sri Lanka Men’s team event: India bt VanuatuLAWN BOWLSWomen’s pairs: India bt Cook IslandsARCHERYQualifiers: Women’s individual recurve: Deepika Kumari; Dola Banerjee Men’s individual recurve: Rahul Banerjee; Jayanta TalukdarLOSERSSQUASHMen’s singles: Ryan Cuskelly (AUS x14) bt Sandeep Jangra (IND)LAWN BOWLSMen’s triples: Australia bt India Women’s pairs: Australia bt India SWIMMING Men’s 4x100m freestyle relay final: India finish 6th Women’s 200m freestyle: Surabhi Tipre; Arti Bajarang Ghorpade Men’s 50m backstroke: Balakrishnan M Badrinath; Praveen Tokas Men’s 400m freestyle: Anandrao Mandar; P Gagan Women’s 200m individual medley: Pooja AlvaARCHERYMen’s 400m freestyle: Jignas Chittiboma; CR Srither; Ritul Chaterjee Women’S individual compound: Gagandeep Kaur; Jhano Hansdah; Bheigyabati ChanuTABLE TENNISWomen’s team event: India lose to New ZealandDRAWHOCKEYWomen’s (Gr A): India 1 Scotland 1
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons shined again in front of rapper Meek Mill, and the dominant duo ushered the nightmares-into-dreams Process of the Philadelphia 76ers into the second round with a 104-91 win over the Miami Heat on Tuesday night.The 76ers, winners of 10 games just two seasons ago, are in the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs for the first time since 2012.They await the winner of Milwaukee-Boston. The Celtics lead the series 3-2.The Sixers won the series 4-1 and turned the Wells Fargo Center into the wildest house party in the city. Embiid had 19 points and 12 rebounds, Simmons had 14 points and 10 boards, and the entire team had rappers, politicians, actors and kids dancing along for the ride.Mill made a dramatic return hours after Pennsylvania’s highest court ordered him freed while he appeals decade-old gun and drug convictions.WARRIORS 99, SPURS 91OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 25 points, Draymond Green led a smothering Golden State defense and the Warriors held off late-charging San Antonio to win Game 5 and advance to the second round of the Western Conference playoffs.Klay Thompson had another stellar shooting performance with 24 points, and Green contributed all over with 17 points, a career-playoff high 19 rebounds and seven assists. Golden State looked dominant until the fourth quarter even without injured two-time MVP Stephen Curry — and he could be back soon from a left knee injury.LaMarcus Aldridge converted a three-point play with 1:31 left that pulled the Spurs within 93-89, and then a pair of free throws at 57.2 to make it a two-point game. Green responded with a long jumper at the top of the key then two free throws with 9.1 seconds remaining.The Warriors will face New Orleans in the West semifinals beginning this weekend at Oracle Arena, having smoothly eliminated the Spurs aside from a brief Game 4 blip Sunday at San Antonio. New Orleans, coached by former Golden State top assistant Alvin Gentry, swept Portland in the first round.TweetPinShare0 Shares
Reuse this content Arsenal Read more Share via Email With the Europa League now the priority for Arsenal by virtue of the fact that winning the trophy is their only realistic chance of qualifying for the Champions League, Wenger will not take any chances in Moscow and is set to recall six players who were rested for the 3-2 win against Southampton on Sunday, even though his team are in a commanding position.“The best way to build on the advantage is to try to win the game, so we will play with our best possible team and have a positive attitude,” said the Arsenal manager, who revealed Granit Xhaka will be absent with flu.“We are in a position where I don’t think we are under threat of complacency. It is an important target for us to go as far as possible [in the competition]. Tuesday night [in Rome] may be a good warning for us but let us not go overboard as well. Yes, we have a big job to do but we are in a strong position and it is how we approach the game that will be vital.”For all their toils this season, Arsenal arrive in Moscow in good shape. Wenger’s side have emerged from the “negative spiral” Laurent Koscielny talked about before the game in Milan last month, when four successive defeats left them in a tailspin, to put together their best run of the season. The restorative victory at San Siro that followed Koscielny’s remarks heralded the start of a six‑game winning sequence that has delivered 18 goals, lifted confidence and put a few smiles back on faces.Yet there is still no getting away from the fact Arsenal’s season will be defined by what happens in the Europa League. Asked whether his own future also depends on success in the competition, Wenger did his best to avoid the question. “The Europa League is important for us, everyone knows that,” he replied. “We are at a stage where we focus on it because in the Premier League we have a very, very, very slim chance to move further up, so the Europa League is one of the big targets now.” Share on Twitter The game against CSKA, who have failed to win any of their past six home fixtures against Premier League opposition, takes place against a backdrop of political tension between the British government and the Kremlin, and only 300 or so Arsenal supporters have made the trip.“Sport can always play a positive role in life and between countries as well. That is why football is a good opportunity always to facilitate relations,” Wenger said, when asked about diplomatic relations. “I am convinced that [tonight] will be absolutely normal and the World Cup will be perfectly well organised. I have no problem about that. But maybe sport will have a more active role during this period than ever.”CSKA Moscow (3-1-4-2, probable) Akinfeev; V Berezutski, Ignashevich, A Berezutski; Natkho; Nababkin, Dzagoev, Golovin, Kuchayev; Musa, Wernbloom.Arsenal (4-2-3-1, probable) Cech; Bellerín, Koscielny, Mustafi, Monreal; Ramsey, Elneny; Özil, Wilshere, Welbeck; Lacazette.Referee Felix Zwayer (Ger). Arsène Wenger Share on LinkedIn European club football ‘A historic humiliation for Barcelona’ – Roma win stuns Spanish press CSKA Moscow news Share on WhatsApp Share on Facebook Mesut Özil given free ride by rusting hulks of Russian football past Share on Messenger Share on Pinterest Read more Topics With Roma’s extraordinary comeback against Barcelona fresh in the mind, Arsène Wenger said there will be no complacency among his Arsenal players as they take on CSKA Moscow with a healthy 4-1 lead from the first leg and desperate to reach their first European semi-final in nine years.Wenger described the remarkable events in the Stadio Olimpico on Tuesday, where Roma won 3-0 to go through on away goals, as a “good warning” for Arsenal, who find themselves in exactly the same position as Barcelona were in before the second leg and determined to avoid similar ignominy.
Premier League Arsenal in talks with Torreira as Adli set to snub Gunners for new PSG deal Chris Wheatley Arsenal Correspondent Last updated 1 year ago 01:36 6/13/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Premier League Arsenal Transfers The highly rated French youngster is set to sign an extension with his boyhood club after turning down Unai Emery’s side Paris Saint-Germain youngster Yacine Adli is expected to turn down Arsenal after being persuaded by PSG sporting director Antero Henrique to sign a new contract, Goal understands, though talks between the Emirates side and Sampdoria’s Lucas Torreira are ongoing.The 17-year-old had initially agreed to join the Gunners upon the expiration of his contract at the Parc des Princes, with new Gunners head coach Unai Emery playing a significant part in persuading Adli to join the club.Adli was in London over the weekend to meet his agent who lives in the city, but Goal has learned that no talks with Arsenal took place during his short stay in the capital. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move However, Henrique is now understood to have offered Adli assurances which include the promise of further first-team opportunities.An attacking midfielder who has played for his country at Under-16, U-17 and U-18 level with France, Adli has scored 13 goals in 23 appearances at national team level.Despite a lack of first-team experience, he has been a regular in the PSG squad that competed in the UEFA Youth League, turning out alongside the likes of USA international Timothy Weah for the young Parisians last season.The Ligue 1 champions, meanwhile, have struggled to retain much of the best talent coming through their youth system in recent times, with their prospects frustrated by the lack of first-team opportunities on offer at Parc des Princes.As such, Claudio Gomes and Dan-Axel Zagadou have left for the likes of Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund in recent times. Arsenal meanwhile are in talks with Sampdoria over the signing of 22-year-old defensive midfielder Torreira. The Uruguay international has a €25m (£22m) release clause in his deal with the Serie A club and while the transfer fee is not likely to become a sticking point, the Gunners still need to reach an agreement with the player’s representatives. Torreira is one of several players identified to improve Arsenal’s spine this summer, with a new goalkeeper and defender also being targeted. Confirmation of Sokratis Papastaphopoulos’ arrival at Emirates Stadium looks set to come at the beginning of July as Borussia Dortmund do not want the transfer to go through until the next fiscal year. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Swill is our bi-monthly column dedicated to liquor, wine, beer, and every other delicious dram that falls under the broader umbrella of booze. But it’s more than just tasting notes scribbled on a cocktail napkin — Swill is about getting outside of your comfort zone, trying new things, and exploring the big, wide world of libations. One week you might catch us halfway through a bottle of single-malt scotch, and the week after that we might be buzzing on some Ugandan moonshine made from bananas. This column is just one big boozy adventure, so grab yourself a glass and join us for another round.If you’ve never had the pleasure of drinking gin that’s been aged in an oak barrel, you’re not living life to the fullest. Just as with other spirits –whiskey, rum, tequila, cognac, wine– barrel aging does something magical to gin. It mellows the spirit’s boozy bite, brings out certain botanicals, and depending on the type of barrel and style of aging, imparts the gin with wonderful new flavor notes you wouldn’t otherwise get.Lately we’ve been on a bit of a gin kick, and over the past couple months we’ve encountered a few bottles that have blown our socks off. Here’s what you should keep an eye out for during your next trip to the liquor store:Jasper’s Barrel Aged GinFirst of all, we’ve got to give props Charleston Distilling for reigniting our love affair with aged gin. They sent us this bottle of this stuff to try out, and it was so good we’ve been “chasing the dragon” for the past two months trying to find something that compares. The gin spends 60 days in a six-year old bourbon barrel — just enough time to mellow and pick up the characteristic sweetness from the barrel’s previous occupant. Floral on the nose with heavy notes of lemongrass and anise, this gin is extremely approachable.Four Pillars Barrel Aged GinMade in Australia, this one is easily the most exotic of the bunch. Four Pillars makes it’s gin with a unique blend of botanicals, including whole oranges, lemon myrtle, and Tasmanain pepperberry leaf. This highly aromatic concoction is then sent to age in a solera of nine French Oak barrels for about three or four months, which mellows it out and makes it one of the best sipping gin’s we’ve ever encountered. It’s certainly a bit on the spendy side, but totally worth it.Citadelle Reserve GinThis is probably one of the easiest barrel aged gins to track down, and lucky for you, it’s also one of the best. Citadelle is known for it’s Cognac, so it knows a thing or two about barrel aging. This stuff is aged for six months in French Oak using the solera method — so the barrel is never fully emptied, and un-aged gin is added in periodically. The end result is a wonderfully complex, vanilla-kissed gin with a faint hint of cinnamon.Rusty Blade GinMade in the Bay Area, this gin is about as hyphy as they come. Unlike some of the others on this list, it’s aged for 13 months in French Oak barrels, so it goes hella big on flavor, yadidimean? It’s bold, spicy, and at 124 proof, will knock you on your ass if you’re not careful. In a lot of ways, it tastes like the missing link between gin and whiskey. Even if you think you “don’t like gin”, you might actually dig this stuff. It’s completely different than the boring, run-of-the-mill gins you’ve probably tried.Corsair Barrel Aged GinCorsair is a distillery full of madmen. They experiment more than any distillery we know of, and as such, regularly come up with wildly unique concoctions that defy categorization. Their barrel aged gin is aged for six months in barrels that once held spiced rum, giving the elixir a creamy, sweet, and sort of peppery flavor. Since this was a limited release, it’s pretty hard to track down a bottle these days but if you’re lucky enough to find one –be it online or in a brick-and-mortar establishment– buy it before somebody else does. The Best Whiskey for Whipping Up a Whiskey Sour 10 Best Gins Under $20: Just Add Tonic The Best Bottles of Whiskey You Can Buy For $20 or Less Editors’ Recommendations 5 of the Best Aged Tequilas to Drink When the Weather Cools Down 10 Top Shelf Vodka Brands that are Actually Worth a Damn
Kate Moss, Lana Del Rey and Tobey Maguire are just three of the many celebrities to be pictured in expressive photographs for the 2014 Hear The World calendar.They have all been captured on camera by photographer Bryan Adams, posing with one hand behind the ear – the Hear the World pose synonymous with conscious hearing. The striking images help to raise awareness of the importance of good hearing and the consequences of hearing loss.All proceeds from the sale of the calendar will go to the Hear the World Foundation, which runs a global campaign to help people in need as a result of a hearing loss. The calendar will be available to buy in a limited edition from November 12, 2013 from www.hear-the-world.com at a price of USD 40.The non-profit Hear the World Foundation wants to create a world in which everyone has the chance to experience good hearing. As well as running a long-term campaign to raise awareness, the foundation primarily focuses on providing aid.In particular, it promotes projects that support children with hearing loss, to enable them to develop at an appropriate rate for their age. Since 2006, Hear the World has supported more than 50 projects across five continents and has already given countless people the chance to enjoy a better life.Anyone can make a contribution to the foundation’s work by buying the 2014 Hear the World calendar. The calendar would be a perfect Christmas present for anyone wanting to give something special and help a good cause at the same time. The striking collection of black and white photographs is not only a work of art but also serves to support people with hearing loss throughout the world.Actor Tobey Maguire, up-and-coming star and singer Lana del Rey and supermodel Kate Moss are just three of the highlights in this year’s calendar. A total of 13 stars – including Sergei Polunin, Ben Kingsley, Anne V and Charlotte Gainsbourg – are featured on the cover and on the pages for each month of the year.Special commitment to helping children with hearing lossOne key element of the Hear the World Foundation’s work is the provision of audiological care to children with hearing loss. This involves supplying hearing aids and organizing sustainable support in cooperation with local partners such as Ear-Nose-Throat doctors, hearing care professionals and speech therapists. This ensures that children with hearing loss receive professional care on an ongoing basis and are given the chance to enjoy a better quality of life.Order your copy of the limited edition 2014 Hear the World calendar now here.