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Categories and Tags in Your CRM

December 9, 2019 | mrhtxubs | No Comments

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now A CRM can be a powerful tool in helping you strategize and think about your clients and prospects. JP asks about how I use a CRM. He wants to specifically know how I categorize things.Dream Clients: You know how important it is to have a finite list of prospects for whom you create breathtaking, earth shattering, jaw dropping value. This is the critical category. You want to make sure you nurture these, and that you persistent, patiently, professionally, pursue these clients.Prospects: These are something less than a dream client, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t important, or that you are not going to put great effort here. When you take care of dream clients, you move down to prospecting in this category.Existing Clients: These are just what you imagine they are: clients you are working with now. You can’t neglect these without paying the price.EDV: This is how much the prospective client spends annually. It stands for “estimated dollar volume.” You need this number to know what your wallet share is–or what it might potentially be. I use categories that increase by 250K to 500K. For clients, this gives you an idea about your wallet share.Leadership: I categorize leadership contacts within the CRM. These are not necessarily categorized by titles, but more about their role in solving problems.Compelling Reasons to Change: A simple list of choices that remind you of what challenges and opportunities are compelling your dream client to change. This is nice list to work against when you plan calls, and when you build a solution.Buying Cycle Stage: This one is important. You want to know how best to serve your clients where they are. This category helps you think about what they need from you to move forward.Competitor: If you are in a competitive displacement business, this category can help you with a strategy to create and win a new opportunity. A little intel here can inform your plan, especially if you know how you beat each of your frequent competitors.All of these categories are for naught if they don’t drive consistent behaviors. If you haven’t built searches and lists to make these categories useful, you don’t need to worry about these at all.What is most important is that you use categories and tags serve you and your process. The best CRM is the one that you will use consistently, and the best categories are the ones that allow you to be more effective.last_img read more

‘One Bar, One Vote’ rule in Odisha

December 3, 2019 | mrhtxubs | No Comments

first_imgEven as a writ petition seeking introduction of ‘One Bar, One Vote’ rule for all lawyers litigating in different Bars of Odisha is pending disposal in the Orissa High Court for over a year now, the Odisha State Bar Council on Wednesday announced that the ‘rule’ as pronounced by the Supreme Court will be implemented in all the 167 Bars of the State, including that of the High Court.Odisha State Bar Council chairman Chinmay Mohanty said the ‘One Bar, One Vote’ rule is part of a guideline set by the Supreme Court in 2015 to identify the number of genuine advocates practising in different courts of the country. “The rule allows multitude of memberships of different Bars, yet it gives only one voting right to an advocate,” he said.“All the Bar Associations of the State will be provided with their respective voters’ list indicating the individual advocate’s choice of Bar to participate in the annual elections to form its executive body,” Mr. Mohanty said.Explaining the details of the procedure, senior member and former chairman of the Council Manas Mohaptra said that the present executive councils of all Bars in the State shall officiate only up to October 2018.last_img read more

The forgotten man of Kashmir?

December 3, 2019 | mrhtxubs | No Comments

first_imgMore than a year since the Centre appointed former Intelligence Bureau chief Dineshwar Sharma as a Special Representative to carry forward a dialogue with all sections of the people in Jammu and Kashmir, much water has flown. Reeling from a political crisis, the State came under the Governor’s Rule in June and in November the Assembly was dissolved by J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik following reports of horse-trading of MLAs .A reticent Mr. Sharma has maintained a low profile ever since the Government announced on June 17 that it will not continue the ‘suspension of operations’ or ‘cease-ops’ that was announced to provide relief to people in the month of Ramzan. Emotional upsurgeThe cease-ops was announced by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on May 16, following successive reports given by Mr. Sharma that killings and encounters were not yielding the desired results and the emotional upsurge at the funeral of militants killed in encounters was aiding recruitment by terror outfits. The killing of Rising Kashmir Editor Shujaat Bukhari on June 14 also firmed the Government’s decision.Mr. Sharma was appointed on October 23, 2017, to “initiate and carry forward a dialogue with the elected representatives, various organisations and concerned individuals in the State of Jammu and Kashmir.” He holds the rank of Cabinet Secretary.Learnt to have the ears of the Union Home Minister, Mr. Sharma, lay low for a couple of months after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) pulled out of the alliance with the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leading to imposition of Governor’s rule on June 20. He wanted clarity on his future responsibilities. The Centre made clear that he would stay on as a Special Representative. The 1979-batch IPS officer of the Kerala cadre, was appointed as Director, IB, in December 2014 for a fixed two-year term.Post- retirement, he was appointed as an interlocutor for talks with Assam-based insurgent groups in June 2017. The Centre was keen on giving an extension to Mr. Sharma as IB chief, but he turned down the offer. Mr. Sharma has worked with NSA Ajit Doval when the latter was IB chief. He headed the Subsidiary Intelligence Bureau of Uttar Pradesh when Mr. Singh was the Chief Minister.When reached for a comment by The Hindu on his one-year stint, Mr. Sharma said: “How can I talk about myself? You judge me by my work.”A senior government official said that he quietly visits the State now and fixes his own meetings, earlier the J&K government played an overwhelming role in deciding his schedule, particularly in the Kashmir Valley.Not known to be a shrewd operative, Mr. Sharma also tried to convince the Centre to open back channel talks with the Hurriyat Conference or the separatists. While the Centre didn’t want to acknowledge that it was reaching out to the separatists, a prospect the ruling BJP has publically despised, several second-rung separatists were arrested in multiple raids carried out by the National Investigation Agency (NIA).Mr. Sharma conveyed to Mr. Singh that such raids would be a setback to the peace process and derail the ongoing talks.Role underminedRecently, the role of Mr. Sharma seemed to have been undermined by the attempt of spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Art of Living Foundation to meddle in Kashmir. On November 23, AOL, mediated a meeting of former Prime Minister of Norway Kjell Mangne Bondevik with hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani in Srinagar. The meeting, that was impossible to have taken place without Centre’s consent, has led to questions about Mr. Sharma’s clout.A senior government official in Delhi told The Hindu that the Norwegian delegation had not taken any security clearance to visit Srinagar. J&K Governor gives special audience to the AOL and Mr. Ravi Shankar has often heaped praises on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. BJP’s Ram Madhav also calls the shots in many decisions involving the State.A senior Cabinet Minister said: “Just because AOL mediated a meeting with the separatists, does not mean that Mr. Sharma has been cut down to size. Both scenarios can exist together.”Mr. Sharma refused to comment on the meeting.Last week, Mr. Malik told a public function in Jammu that he may face transfer, after his remarks that he stalled the Centre’s move to install People’s Conference chief Sajad Lone as Chief Minister of the State evoked sharp reactions from many quarters.If Mr. Malik’s fears are not unfounded, then the Centre’s next best bet for the post would be Mr. Sharma, according to whispers in power corridors.last_img read more

first_imgHyundai Motor India Ltd on Monday said it will increase the prices of vehicles across models by up to 2 per cent to offset rising input costs.”We have been absorbing increase in input costs but now we have decided to pass it marginally to customers. From January onwards, there will be an increase in prices of vehicles by 1.5-2 per cent,” Hyundai Motor India Ltd Director Sales and Marketing Arvind Saxena said.HMIL sells hatchbacks such as Santro, i10 and i20 and sedans Accent, Verna Transform and Sonata Transform along with sports utility vehicle Santa Fe. The price of these vehicles ranges between Rs 2.75 lakh and Rs 22.95 lakh (ex- showroom Delhi).The company’s announcement comes a day after General Motors India said it would hike prices by up to two-and-half per cent across models, effective from January 2011, due to rising input costs.”We will be increasing the prices of our models between 1.5 and 2.5 per cent from January first week next year to offset rising input costs,” General Motors India (GMI) Vice-President P Balendran had said.In the past, the auto industry has been witnessing the year-end phenomenon of companies announcing in December of a pending price hike in the new year to push sales. With PTI inputslast_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi, May 11 (PTI) Terming the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code Bill a “game changing” reform, the Finance Ministry today said it will help timely revival of companies facing financial distress and make India a more attractive investment destination.The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code Bill, seeking to update and consolidate existing laws, was passed today by the Rajya Sabha. The Lok Sabha had cleared it last week.”Bankruptcy code: Will make India a more attractive investment destination and greatly improve ease of doing business,” Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das tweeted.Terming it as a “huge and game changing reform measure”, Das said the Code creates framework for timely revival or resolution of companies in distress and will help all stakeholders.With the passage of the Code by Parliament, there would be one law dealing with bankruptcy while doing away with at least 12 different legislations, some of which are centuries old.”Bankruptcy code: its a big day for economic reforms in India. The country moves ahead towards higher growth,” he said, adding it will also promote entrepreneurship and innovation.As per this law, information utilities would be created to provide creditors with information about borrowers such as how much money has been borrowed.The information utilities would be regulated by the bankruptcy board and the information would be “almost real time”.Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha tweeted: “History is written today as Rajya Sabha passes Bankruptcy Bill! Thank you to MPs and officers who worked on the bill”. PTI JD SBT MKJadvertisementlast_img read more

first_imgTottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino was overcome by emotion after the extraordinary Champions League semi-final victory over Ajax Amsterdam on Wednesday and who could blame him?Few managers have had to deal with what Pochettino has this season – from being the only European club to make no signings in consecutive transfer windows to playing home games at Wembley because of delays in the completion of the club’s new stadium.On top of that, many of Tottenham’s squad were involved deep into the World Cup finals with England, Belgium and France and it showed in recent weeks when the losses started piling up, with players running on fumes.Tottenham arrived in Amsterdam on the back of three successive defeats and with top striker Harry Kane watching from the stands as he recovers from an ankle injury sustained in the first leg of Tottenham’s quarter-final win over Manchester City.At halftime on Wednesday they looked down and out with Ajax, already 1-0 up after the first leg, leading 2-0 thanks to goals by Matthijs de Ligt and Hakim Ziyech.But Tottenham, once mocked by rival fans for being soft-centred, showed immense spirit and forced their way back into their first European Cup semi-final for 57 years.Lucas Moura, who would not even have been playing had Kane been fit, wrote himself into Tottenham folklore with a 35-minute hat-trick to send the away fans into delirium and Pochettino into floods of tears.Tottenham’s Champions League campaign had looked all but over after they picked up one point from their first three group games.advertisementThey needed late winners in consecutive games against PSV Eindhoven and Inter Milan and a draw in Barcelona, earned with Moura’s goal, to get into the knockout phase.Now, after knocking out Borussia Dortmund, Manchester City and Ajax, they can look forward to taking on Liverpool on June 1 in their first final in European club football’s top competition.”CLOSE TO A MIRACLE”Pochettino said on the eve of the Ajax second leg that it would be a miracle if Tottenham won the Champions League and that he might decide to do something else if they pulled it off.Tottenham fans will hope he was only joking but if Spurs do upset the odds again in Madrid and Pochettino does depart, he would do so ranked up alongside Bill Nicolson on the club’s list of all-time managerial greats.”I think it’s one of the most important nights in my life,” Pochettino, who joined Tottenham in 2014 and is on the verge of sealing a fourth successive top-four finish, told reporters.”I think (the players) are super heroes now. To get the club to the final of the Champions League I think is very close to a miracle. No one believed in us from the start of the season.”With fewer resources than the rest of England’s top six, not to mention the likes of European heavyweights like Barcelona and Real Madrid, Pochettino has had to extract every last drop of value from his squad.Moura, the last signing Tottenham made in January last year, has often been a bit-part player but when called upon has been a vital option for Pochettino.Likewise experienced Spanish striker Fernando Llorente, whose introduction at halftime on Wednesday helped muscle Tottenham back into contention.Moussa Sissoko, whose energy drove Tottenham forward in the second half, is another player who has thrived under Pochettino after initially being written off.Whatever happens in Madrid, Tottenham are punching well above their weight in terms of investment and it is something of which Pochettino is rightly proud.”Without Harry Kane many people were talking about Sonny (Son Heung-min) but today it was Lucas Moura who scored three goals and you know if you don’t respect all the players, you cannot only have 11 players,” Pochettino said.”You can have some players who can win some games but to be in the Champions League final you need 24 or 25 and the relationship must always be honest with everyone.”In moments when you need them, they need to give their best.”last_img read more

first_imgSouth Korean shipbuilding giant Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and NYSE -listed Accenture are collaborating to design a ‘connected smart ship’ aimed at enabling ship owners to better manage their fleets and achieve potential operational savings through the application of digital technologies.Using a network of sensors that will be built into new vessels, ship owners will be able to capture a range of ship voyage information including location, weather, and ocean current data, as well as on-board equipment and cargo status data.By applying real-time analytics to new and historical fleet data and using data visualization technology to present the insights, ship owners will be able to monitor their vessel’s status and condition in real-time to make data-driven decisions that support more efficient operations. Services are expected to include real-time alerts and warnings, predictive maintenance and more efficient scheduling.The connected smart ship uses HHI’s on-ship platform and the Accenture Connected Platforms as a Service (CPaaS). Services to be offered to HHI’s customers through this collaboration include administrative and user management services, and device management services. These ensure all connected devices can be monitored and maintained remotely.With real-time data collection and exchange across vessels, ports, cargo and land logistics, HHI would be able to create additional services and revenue streams to customers across the lifecycle of ships and journeys, removing barriers between different elements of a ship’s operation. The collaboration is part of HHI’s plans to expand its business, moving from manufacturing to services.”Through this collaboration with Accenture, our ambition is to lead innovation in ship operations, shipping and the port logistics sector,” said Moon-kyoon Yoon, Chief Operating Officer of the Shipbuilding Division of Hyundai Heavy Industries.last_img read more

first_imgBRUSSELS – European authorities said Wednesday they have opened a preliminary antitrust investigation into Amazon over the e-commerce giant’s treatment of smaller merchants on its website.EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said she wants to examine how Seattle-based Amazon uses data it gathers through transactions, including those involving rival sellers, on its platform.“The question here is about the data,” Vestager said at a press briefing.She said the probe will look at whether the data, which is collected for legitimate purposes, is also used to give Amazon a competitive advantage over the smaller merchants by giving it insights into what kinds of things people want to buy.In addition to selling its own products, Amazon also allows third-party retailers to sell their goods through its Marketplace. Last year, more than half of the items sold on Amazon worldwide were from third-party sellers.“It is very early days in this antitrust investigation into Amazon’s business practices,” Vestager said.She added that EU regulators have started gathering information on the issue and have sent “quite a number of questionnaires” to merchants and others in order to understand the Inc. declined to comment Wednesday.It’s the latest move by the European Union to subject big tech companies to increasing scrutiny, amid worries that they are becoming too dominant.Amazon has been the target of previous EU investigations. Last year, officials ordered it to pay $295 million in back taxes to Luxembourg after finding that the company profited from a tax avoidance deal with the tiny European country. EU officials also investigated Amazon’s e-book business, which was resolved last year.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: Star India wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav believes he wouldn’t have been successful at the world stage had it not been for skipper Virat Kohli, who gave him the freedom to attack. “You need a skipper who backs you and believes in your ability to shine on the big stage. You think we could have been so successful if Kohli bhai had not given us the freedom to attack? I don’t think so,” Kuldeep told PTI in an interview. Kuldeep, who played for Kolkata Knight Riders, was badly let down by the batting friendly conditions at Eden Gardens in this year’s IPL as he returned with just four wickets from nine matches before being dropped by his franchise in the business end of the tournament. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: Rijiju The 24-year-old said he is looking forward to put the IPL disappointment behind with a spectacular performance in the upcoming World Cup beginning May 30. “IPL is very different than World Cup. There are players who have done well in IPL but have struggled to make a mark for the country. I’ve matured as a bowler and by no means it will affect my performance in the World Cup,” Kuldeep said. “It’s (T20) such a format, you may have a bad day where you’re hit for runs. I’m not a magician who will do well in every match. You cannot say I will take so many wickets.” Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai Masters By his own standard, an average of 71.50 in IPL is something he would look to forget. “If I’m not getting wickets it does not mean I’m not bowling well. Now I play as a mature cricketer and think more about the team,” Kuldeep said. Kuldeep also spoke about the recent controversy about his comments on Mahendra Singh Dhoni that sometimes the former skipper “goes wrong” with his tips. “How can a youngster like me make such comments on a senior member of the side? My comments had been misinterpreted by media to create a controversy,” he said. “There is no doubt that his tips have been invaluable not only for me but for the entire team. His presence behind the stumps makes our job easy and nobody can change that fact. We wouldn’t have been half as effective without his inputs.” Andre Russell was a terror in the IPL with his batting exploits and single-handedly turned KKR’s fortunes before they failed to make the playoffs. Kuldeep said he has learnt a few tricks which he would employ against the West Indian in the World Cup. “He has some problems facing a turning ball. If the ball is turning, then he has a weakness. It’s not just this, I’ve different plans to unleash against him in the World Cup. I know how to stop him and I’m very clear in my mind,” he signed off.last_img read more

Some 35 representatives from the UN, governments and sex work networks and organizations are attending a two-day consultative workshop organized by the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). The workshop seeks to identify strategies for the UN and sex worker communities to collaborate in preventing the spread and mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS among sex workers, according to UNAIDS.”The ultimate challenge is for Governments to make access to HIV prevention and care available to sex worker communities, implement policy and legal frameworks that do not discriminate against sex workers, set up programmes that empower young women, and work towards eliminating violence against women,” said Lin Lean Lim, Manager of the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Gender Promotion Programme.Experts agree that much can be done to address factors that force men and women to use sex work as a means of survival, increasing their vulnerability to HIV, according to UNAIDS. This vulnerability is exacerbated by stigma and discrimination, criminalization, limited access to health services, exploitation, and violence. Sex work is also a significant economic sector in many countries, accounting for more than 2 per cent of gross domestic product in four Southeast Asian countries in the late 1990s, according to ILO estimates.While sex workers are among groups most affected by HIV, they have mobilized to become leading advocates and educators on prevention and care, UNAIDS said. Field experience also indicates that sex workers are among those most likely to respond to HIV prevention programmes and that involving them directly in the development and implementation of such programmes is key.Successful prevention efforts among this high-risk group will also have far reaching benefits for society as a whole because high HIV rates among sex workers often foreshadow an increase in the general population, UNAIDS said. read more

Miners push TSX higher, Bombardier plunges 8% on CSeries launch delay by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Jan 16, 2014 6:36 am MDT The TMX Group logo, home of the TSX, is shown in Toronto on June 28, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Vincent Elkaim AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – The Toronto stock market racked up a solid advance Thursday, due in large part to a jump in the mining sector.The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 59 points to 13,831.58, weighed down in part by Bombardier (TSX:BBD.B) after the transport giant said that its flagship new airliner will be going into service later than expected.Bombardier (TSX:BBD.B) shares plunged 35 cents or 7.74 per cent to $4.17 after the company announced the delay concerning its new CSeries aircraft. Volume was very heavy at 35.7 million shares, about seven times the issue’s daily average of about five million.The aircraft builder said that the CS100 won’t be going into service until the second half of 2015, while the larger CS300 will go into service about six months later. The first CSeries planes were previously expected to be ready for service late this year or early in 2015.“It’s hard to know what the cause of the delay is,” said John Stephenson, portfolio manager at First Asset Funds.“There’s a cash-burn issue associated with this delay and whether or not they have to end up funding it through an equity issue is some of the worry.”The Canadian dollar rose 0.16 of a cent to 91.53 cents US.U.S. indexes were mainly lower amid earnings reports from the American banking sector and data showing a continuing decline in jobless insurance claims and tame inflation.The Dow Jones industrials fell 64.93 points to 16,417.01, the Nasdaq gained 3.81 points to 4,218.69 and the S&P 500 index slipped 2.49 points to 1,845.89.Goldman Sachs turned in fourth-quarter earnings per share of US$4.60, higher than the $4.22 that analysts had forecast. Revenue came in at $8.78 billion versus the $7.713 billion that had been expected but its stock lost early momentum and turned down $3.16 to $175.59.Citigroup fell $2.41 to US$52.58 as the bank posted earnings per share ex-items of 82 cents versus the 95 cents that analysts had forecast. Revenue was $17.94 billion, weaker than the $18.18 analysts had expected.After the bell, chip giant Intel posted quarterly earnings of 51 cents a share, a penny higher than forecast. Revenue of $13.83 billion beat forecasts of $13.72 billion but it disappointed on revenue outlook and its shares fell 2.2 per cent in after-hours trading.On the economic front, the U.S. consumer price index rose a slight 0.3 per cent in December, translating into an annualized rate of 1.5 per cent.And the U.S. Labor Department said that claims for jobless benefits declined last week by 2,000 to 326,000, which was in line with expectations.This was the first glimpse of the job market since the release last Friday of a disappointing employment report that showed U.S. job creation coming in at 74,000, far less than the 200,000 that had been expected.That data raised a fresh round of questions about how the Federal Reserve will proceed on further cutting back on its massive monthly bond purchases, which have kept long-term rates low and encouraged a strong rally on equity markets.The Fed has cut $10 million from its monthly bond purchases, which fall to $75 billion, but said further tapering depended on the strength of the economy, particularly job creation.The Bombardier announcement helped push the industrial segment down almost one per cent. Railway stocks also declined and Canadian National Railways (TSX:CNR) fell $1.09 to C$58.64 while Canadian Pacific Railway (TSX:CP) lost 73 cents to $163.52.The metals and mining sector led advancers, up 4.37 per cent even as March copper declined two cents to US$3.34 a pound. Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) gained $1.19 to C$28.51 while Thompson Creek Metals advanced for a third day after an upgrade by Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. Its stock advanced 12 cents or 3.8 per cent to $3.28 after having risen 12 per cent Wednesday and 18 per cent Tuesday.The energy sector was ahead 0.73 per cent as the February crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange moved down 21 cents to US$93.96 a barrel. Birchcliff Energy (TSX:BIR) jumped 86 cents or 11.36 per cent to C$8.43.February bullion climbed $1.90 to US$1,240.20 an ounce and the gold sector rose about 0.7 per cent. Iamgold (TSX:IMG) climbed seven cents to C$4.25 .In other corporate news, Best Buy shares plunged 28.6 per cent to US$26.82 in New York as it said Thursday that a key sales barometer fell during the holiday shopping season. Best Buy Co. said comparable store sales dipped 0.8 per cent for the nine weeks ended Jan. 4, but that was better than the 1.7 per cent decline in the prior-year period. read more

After ending their three game skid with a shutout victory against No. 4 Denver, the Ohio State men’s hockey team (1-3-0) will go on its first road trip of the season against the Lake Superior State Lakers (4-1-0).OSU started off its season on a low note by getting swept in a two-game series by the unranked Quinnipiac Bobcats at the Schottenstein Center.But the win over Denver at Nationwide Arena should steer the Buckeyes in the right direction. Their next opponent will be their second conference contest of the season.Lake Superior State is coming off of a disappointing 2008-2009 season as they finished with a 9-21-5 overall record, including an 8-16-4 CCHA record. The team’s CCHA preseason ranking was 10 out of a total of 12 conference teams.A stat that defined their unproductive season was their 1-12-0 record in games decided by one goal.A positive note for the Lakers is that they return seven of their eight defensemen, but they also lose three of their top five goal scorers from last season.Key returning players for Lake Superior State are senior forward Zac MacVoy and sophomore forward Fred Cassiani. Also returning is senior goaltender Pat Inglis, who had a 2.01 goals allowed per game average last season.The Lakers have looked to turn the page from their past season, as they have started their season with a 4-1-0 record and are currently riding a three game winning streak.The Buckeyes split their last series versus the Lakers last season, losing 7-3 and winning 4-2 at the Schott.“Based on last year, they are a big and physical team,” sophomore defenseman Matt Bartkowski said. “They really took it to us here. We are just going to try to go in there, punish them, and win.”Coach John Markell said junior Dustin Carlson will start at goalie over sophomore Cal Heeter for Friday’s contest, but he hasn’t decided who will start the second game of the series.“It’s great that we have two goalies ready to go and they will battle it out,” Markell said.“The key for them is that the team that plays in front of them plays hard no matter who’s in the net.”Markell believes that his two goalies are in a “healthy competition.” Both goaltenders have played a game in their two opening series.When asked if Markell needed a true number one goalie, he said he just needs a guy in that position to play well.The Buckeyes will be competing without junior forwards Hunter Bishop and Kyle Reed, both out with injury. Markell believes that this will give other athletes on his team a great chance to gain more experience on the ice.Both contests this weekend will be played at 7 p.m. read more

first_imgTHE NUMBER OF dangerous driving matters dealt with by the courts has almost halved over the past eight years, according to new figures from the Courts Service.Overall, the number of road traffic cases increased by 1% over the past decade (up from 198,412 in 2005 to 200,786 last year), but the latest figures show changes in the types of offences dealt with by the District Court over that period.Almost 130,000 defendants were involved in last year’s cases.In 2013, the District Court made 3,886 orders in relation to dangerous driving offences – a drop of 15% on 2012, 22% on 2011 and 28% on 2010. Compared to 2006, there were 42% fewer dangerous driving orders made last year.Meanwhile, last year saw a drop of 39% over two years and 46% over three years on the number of drink driving matters dealt with by the district court.Drink driving orders have fallen almost 60% from 27,836 made in 2006 to 11,329 last year.Last year, 165 people were imprisoned for drink driving offences. Meanwhile, 220 offenders received suspended sentences and 63 were ordered to undertake community service. The district court also handed down almost 4,000 fines and disqualified around 4,200 defendants from driving.Over half of all summary matters before the courts are road traffic-related, according to the Courts Service.Explainer: Do pedestrian crossing buttons actually work? >last_img read more

Motorola Atrix Lapdock dropped to 50 by ATT

September 21, 2019 | mrhtxubs | No Comments

first_imgWhen it  launched at the beginning of this year, the Motorola Atrix was dubbed “the world’s most powerful smartphone.” It was also the one with the most interesting accessories, which included a dedicated multimedia dock for hooking up the Atrix to your home theater and the lapdock, which turned the phone into an Android-powered laptop.Unfortunately, the lapdock first hit the street with an exorbitant $500-plus price tag that most folks seemed to find a tad off-putting. You can buy a pretty solid Windows laptop for that kind of money, really. Later the dock dropped to $299, which made it a bit more interesting — but now it’s an absolute steal at just $50 from the AT&T web store.For those of you who already own the original Atrix, picking up a lapdock at this price is a no-brainer. For those who don’t, well, if the idea intrigued you and you have an extra $400 lying around, grab an unlocked Atrix on eBay and then hurry back to AT&T and buy the dock before they run out of stock.This is the closest the Atrix lapdock has come to its introductory pricing at Best Buy in quite some time. It’s almost certainly a move to clear out any remaining stock by AT&T — not an attempt to generate interest the way RIM has been with its repeated price changes on the PlayBook in recent months. It’s high time for the Atrix 2 to take center stage, after all, so its predecessor and accessories need to make room.More at AT&Tlast_img read more

Microsoft Office app for iPad spotted

September 21, 2019 | mrhtxubs | No Comments

first_imgUPDATE: Microsoft, who historically have not commented on rumors at all, have since told The New York Times “The Daily story is based on inaccurate rumors and speculation.”The question of whether a Microsoft Office app is coming to the iPad is no longer in question: it’s now a matter of when. Someone with hands-on access to an early version of the app has sent in a photo to The Daily.Microsoft has built plenty of apps for iOS already, so it’s not too shocking that they had designs on developing an iPad version of the world’s most popular productivity suite. They had also already released a single Office app for iOS, OneNote, and that proved to be incredibly popular ever since its arrival in the App Store. Ratings have also been largely positive.According to The Daily‘s source, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint functionality will be offered — and it would be a shock to see Microsoft go beyond these four (when you include OneNote) to offer premium apps like Access or Outlook. The design is reportedly Metro-ish, and almost certainly looks similar to what you can already see in OneNote. Swap out the purple for the other trademark colors — blue for Word, green for Excel, and orange for PowerPoint — and you’ll have a good idea how things will look.While not mentioned, it’s also a safe bet that SkyDrive integration will be included. Microsoft’s cloud storage service already features prominently in OneNote for iOS, after all.With the iOS waters thoroughly tested, the time will soon be at hand for Microsoft to dominate the tablet productivity app space. It’s becoming a huge opportunity for them, too, as more and more iPads infiltrate enterprise settings and compliment existing laptops and desktops that already have access to the traditional Office suite.Office has already made its way to the web, and there’s a OneNote app for Android phones and tablets as well. It’s entirely possible that we’ll see Microsoft continue their tablet push with Office for Android, rounding out what will no doubt be the three hottest tablet platforms come the end of 2012: the iPad, Android, and Windows 8.More at The Dailylast_img read more

first_img Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp WWE has posted a video recapping the results from the first round of the WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament that took place over the weekend at the Download Festival. The matches were part of an NXT live event in Derby, England.Officially advancing to the next round includes: Ashton Smith, Flash Morgan Webster, Zack Gibson, Travis Banks, Jordan Devlin, Joe Coffey and Dave Mastiff.Adam Cole’s opponent set for has announced that Adam Cole will defend the NXT North American Championship against WALTER at EVOLVE 107 on June 24 in Massachusetts.NXT #NorthAmericanChampion @AdamColePro will defend his title against WALTER at EVOLVE 107!— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) June 11, 2018 Google+center_img NXT Highlights: Johnny Gargano addresses NXT future, Baszler vs. Ripley, Pete Dunne in action Facebook 9/13 NXT Live Results: Cocoa, FL (Dain vs. Kushida, NXT North American Title Match) WALTER and Kassius Ohno set to compete at EVOLVE 135 and 136 Live Events last_img read more

Tell us all about those holiday decorations

September 19, 2019 | mrhtxubs | No Comments

first_imgHey, all you Clark (County) Griswolds. In the spirit of “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” it’s time for The Columbian to put together our annual list of houses with holiday decorations so impressive and extravagant they’re going to make our readers hop in the car to check them out immediately.We need your help to find them all. Our list will run in the Neighbors section on Dec. 12. To be included, email in the address and a brief description of the decorations to Adam Littman at by today. Photos are also welcome.last_img

first_imgPARKLAND, FLA. (WSVN) – A trio of car burglars were caught on camera casing cars in a Parkland neighborhood.A homeowner’s surveillance camera captured several men in hoodies looking for cars with unlocked doors in the middle of the night.Police believe the same men have broken into vehicles in the area of Northwest 72nd Place.If you have any information on who these men may be, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

NOW HIRING 10 New Job Openings In Wilmington

September 11, 2019 | mrhtxubs | No Comments

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Full-Time Administrative Assistant at Wilmington High SchoolPart-Time Retail Sales Associate at Cumberland FarmsFull-Time Delivery Associate Driver at AramarkPart-Time Courier DOT at FedExFull-Time Medical Claims Support at Ametros Financial CorporationFull-Time Occupational Therapy Assistant at CareOneFull-Time Physical Therapy Assistant at CareOnePart-Time & Full-Time Home Health Aide at Assisting Hands of WilmingtonFull-Time Overnights Home Health Aide at Assisting Hands of WilmingtonFull-Time Office Manager/Administrative Assistant at Art of the Event(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 50 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of August 18, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of July 21, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”last_img read more