UW’s approach not about revenge

first_imgGuard Josh Gasser had one of Wisconsin’s better individual performances in the loss against Iowa, putting together 11 points and eight rebounds. But four turnovers put a damper on his day.[/media-credit]In the world of Big Ten men’s basketball, where any given team has proven vulnerable to any of its peers, there’s no time to get caught up in the pursuit of revenge.With the regular season nearing its end, the denizens of the crowded Big Ten only have a handful of games to better position themselves in the standings before the conference tournament tips off March 8 in Indianapolis.And the Wisconsin men’s basketball team (20-7, 9-5) is certainly feeling protective of its current standing in the conference, currently resting in fourth place.With four games left, the Badgers still have an outside chance of ascending to the top and taking the regular season conference title. But perhaps more importantly, Wisconsin will also want to focus on maintaining its top-four position or otherwise surrender a first-round bye in the tournament.So don’t come to the Badgers talking about getting revenge on Iowa (14-13, 6-8) Thursday night since they fell to the Hawkeyes at home back in late December.“I’ve been around too long; I know that [revenge] doesn’t make you play better,” UW head coach Bo Ryan said. “Because if you’re worrying about that part of it, you’re not worrying about what you need to take care of.“You got 30-some games – could you imagine in the NBA if every time someone had beaten you, you talk about a revenge game? You’d go crazy. Revenge is a word that I’ve never used; it’s a negative word.”Plenty went wrong for Wisconsin in its surprising 72-65 loss to Iowa, which was just the seventh time UW had lost at the Kohl Center in 11 years. The Hawkeyes outscored the Badgers 14-2 in transition and ran a much more efficient offense.Iowa hit 49.2 percent of its field goals while Wisconsin went 34.8 and missed 13 of 14 attempts from the 3-point line.“They exposed us a little bit,” guard Josh Gasser said, whose team was recently outscored 15-0 by Michigan State in transition. “Transitioning both ends, they transitioned really well on us, and we played really poorly that way.“We obviously didn’t play our best game when they came down here. It kind of set the tone for the Big Ten that we didn’t want.”The Hawkeyes’ depth further doomed the Badgers, whose limited options couldn’t cancel out the inefficiency of the starting lineup. Iowa was able to deploy the likes of forward Aaron White and guard Bryce Cartwright, who contributed 18 and 17 points, respectively.Fortunately for the Badgers, though, Cartwright’s participation in Thursday’s game is still in question thanks to a sprained ankle he sustained in practice Feb. 11. He’s missed the last two games, totaling five on the year, and is listed as questionable for Wisconsin.Cartwright hit seven of 12 field goals at the Kohl Center, grabbed two rebounds and dished out five more assists to top things off. He averages 6.4 points and 4.3 assists per game on the season.Even with Cartwright idle, the Hawkeyes were still able to pull off a 78-66 home victory Feb. 19 against then-No. 20 Indiana. Guard Matt Gatens picked up whatever slack was left over from Cartwright’s absence by scoring 30 points and sinking four crucial 3-pointers in the second half against the Hoosiers.Despite Cartwright’s clouded status, assistant coach Gary Close is expecting the senior reserve to make his way onto the court against the Badgers.“My guess is Cartwright will play,” he said.Wisconsin’s own sparkplug off the bench, guard Ben Brust, is a player of interest heading into Thursday night’s game as well. Brust initially committed to Iowa before retracting it and enrolling at Wisconsin.Known as a good shot from behind the perimeter, Brust has struggled in that regard as of late, listing a 28.6 shooting percentage from downtown.His marksman capabilities resurfaced in UW’s last game against Penn State, when the sophomore hit two of four 3-pointers, one of which came in a string of five-consecutive treys converted by Wisconsin in the first half.Brust never left the bench last time Wisconsin made the trip down to Iowa City and thus didn’t experience any kind of hostility from Iowa fans. Once he enters the floor this time around, though, things could change.“I’m excited,” he said. ” This year could be different. We’ll see.” Wisconsin and Iowa tip off at 8 p.m. CT on ESPN2 and live online at ESPN3.last_img read more

Could that have been it at Oracle? Dubs Nation grapples with daunting 3-1 deficit

first_imgClick here if you have trouble viewing the gallery in your mobile device.OAKLAND — Oracle Arena has been so loud with cheers for the Golden State Warriors — even with two losses last week that put the team in a harrowing 3-1 hole — that their fans, hoping for another NBA championship, were reluctant to consider a troubling question: Could this really be it?Could Friday’s 105-92 loss to the Toronto Raptors have been the very last Warriors game played at Oracle Arena? After 47 years in …last_img read more

Graça Machel helps reduce world hunger

first_img23 October 2015 Nelson Mandela’s widow, Graça Machel, celebrated her 70th birthday which fell on 21 October, in her home country of Mozambique with a cause close to her heart.Machel’s birthday was close to World Food Day on 16 October – an annual event founded by the United Nations to highlight issues of food security and global hunger. It inspired her to celebrate her special day early, by leading a meal-packing drive in aid of Zizile Institute for Child Development in Mozambique. Graça Machel celebrates her 70th birthday with cake, and participating in a food packaging drive on World Food Day, on 16 October 2015. (Image: Stop Hunger Now, Facebook)Machel is Stop Hunger Now Southern Africa’s chief patron and was supported by the Church of the Latter Day Saints, which provided the venue and volunteers for the meal-packing event.Celebrating Graca Machel’s birthday pic.twitter.com/inqO0mIEzw— Stop Hunger Now SA (@stophungernowsa) October 16, 2015The figuresApproximately 870 million people go to bed hungry every day. That is one out of every eight people on the planet, making hunger number one on the list of the world’s top 10 health risks.“Hunger kills more people every year than Aids, malaria and tuberculosis combined,” Machel said. “Even worse, it is the single biggest solvable problem facing the world today.”According to Stop Hunger Now, stunted mental and physical growth caused by malnourishment in the first 1 000 days of life is mostly irreversible, and there are 3.1 million children in South Africa who suffer from household hunger.PartnershipsThe initiative was partnered by Barloworld Equipment, the dealer for Cat earthmoving machines, and car rental company, Avis.“The company is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact, a United Nations initiative which encourages businesses worldwide to adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies, and to report on their implementation,” said Lesibana Ledwaba, the executive director of strategy, risk and sustainability at Barloworld Equipment. “These principles guide our activities across every facet of the business, including our (corporate social investment) policy, which drives our participation in initiatives such as this one.”FAST FACTS: What’s in the Stop Hunger Now pack? #StopHungerNow,#70kMealChallengepic.twitter.com/gNJla1BBuN— Barloworld Limited (@BarloworldLtd) October 15, 2015About Stop Hunger NowRay Buchanan, an ordained United Methodist minister, created the organisation because he wanted to see the end of hunger in his lifetime.“Our mission is to end hunger in our lifetime by providing food and life changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable and creating a global commitment to mobilise the necessary resources,” reads the website.Graca MACHEL and Ray Buchanan founder of Stop Hunger Now in discussions at Barloworld Meal Challenge in Maputo pic.twitter.com/NmNqSm2Jog— Stop Hunger Now SA (@stophungernowsa) October 16, 2015Machel’s place in historyMachel is unique: she is the only woman in history to have been first lady of two countries. As the wife of Samora Machel, she was the first lady of Mozambique from 1975 to 1986, until the president’s death in a plane crash. Later, as the wife of Nelson Mandela, she was the first lady of South Africa from 1998 to 1999.A politician and humanitarian in her own right, she is an international advocate for women’s and children’s rights and in 1997 was made a British dame for her humanitarian work.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

Big Industry Announcements From GoPro, AJA, and Google

first_imgIt’s been a big week for filmmaking industry news, thanks to announcements from GoPro, AJA, and Google. Get the details here!With Code Conference and the Google I/O gathering both going down this week in California, there’s been no shortage of exciting tech news and industry announcements. While a lot of the news is geared toward coders and developers, there have been a few items that will interest filmmakers and videographers. Let’s take a look!GoPro Announces Quadcopter Drone for 2016Nick Woodman photo from Asa Mathat for Re/codeWe’ve been hearing rumors for a while, but now it’s been confirmed: GoPro is taking to the skies in early 2016 with the release of a new quadcopter. According to the company’s founder and CEO, Nick Woodman, “The quad is in some ways the ultimate GoPro accessory.”It’s still unclear how much the drone will cost. In fact, other than the initial confirmation of the unit’s impending release, there aren’t any details at all. Nonetheless, after having their cameras strapped to every imaginable flying machine, it’s exciting that GoPro’s decided to manufacture their own UAV in-house. Again, there’s not a lot of information out there about the GoPro drone, but you can read a bit more about it on The Verge.Google Announces Google Photos, Complete with Unlimited StorageGoogle wants you to know it feels your photo organization pain. From the Google blog:Photos and videos become littered across mobile devices, old computers, hard drives and online services (which are constantly running out of space). It’s almost impossible to find that one photo right at the moment you need it, and sharing a bunch of photos at once is frustrating, often requiring special apps and logins.To alleviate the above problem, the company has released Google Photos, “a new, standalone product that gives you a home for all your photos and videos, helps you organize and bring your moments to life, and lets you share and save what matters.” And it’s totally free.Users can store an unlimited number of photos and can access them from any device. The photos are automatically backed up and synced. The original resolution is maintained, up to 16MP for photos and 1080p high-definition for videos. Compressed versions of your photos and videos are stored in print-quality resolution. You don’t have to tag or label photos or create albums. Additionally, there’s a built-in photo editor that allows you to:…get instant adjustments tuned to the photo’s color, lighting, and subject to make each photo look its best. Press the + button to create your own collages, animations, movies with soundtracks, and more.You can share photos and videos across any service, from Hangouts to Twitter to WhatsApp. You can create a link to share hundreds of photos at once and the recipient can see the photos without a special app or login before saving the images to their own library. If you’d like to learn more, head on over to Google Photos and take a look around.AJA Announces a Huge Price Drop on the CIONAs part of their “Summer of Savings” promotion, AJA Video Systems just reduced the price of the CION production camera to $4995. That’s a $4000 drop! Additionally, AJA announced price cuts on the Ki Pro Quad, Ki Pro Mini, and Ki Pro field recorders. Here’s what the AJA press release had to say about these massive discounts:“CION already offers so much in terms of cinematic image quality, functionality, workflow flexibility, and with this new lower price we’re completely removing the barrier to entry for so many in the indie and commercial filmmaking market.If you’re a customer who bought the CION before May 26, therefore missing out on the CION savings, AJA’s got a deal for you: two free AJA Pak 512 SSDs. Ordinarily that would set you back $2495 value. You can take advantage of the offer by sending a request to [email protected] AJA’s price cuts are great news for filmmakers on a budget. How the CION will do up against the even more affordable Blackmagic URSA Mini (priced at $2,995) remains to be seen.Check out these links for more about some of the gear we discussed above:NAB 2014: AJA Unveils 4K CION CameraMulti-Rotor GoPro Drone To Be Unveiled at CES 2015NAB 2015 Announcement: The Blackmagic URSA MiniGot anymore industry scoops you’d like to share? Let us know in the comments below!last_img read more

A Focus on Inputs

first_imgSales management is a leadership role. More directly, anyone who wants to succeed in management should think of themselves as a leader. What a leader does is create a future state through the effort of those they lead. Understanding the difference between management and leadership is to look at the difference between inputs and outputs, something most sales managers and leaders don’t spend enough time considering.One of the duties the sales manager has is to forecast the pipeline for their team, reporting up to the leadership their progress on attaining their goals. Forecasting is a necessary task and duty of the sales manager, but it is managerial and not leadership (especially if, like some organizations, this is the daily responsibility).The sales manager also must ensure that the necessary opportunities are created and won. Some sales managers perceive this duty as requiring them to close the deals for their salespeople. This is not to say that closing deals is not sometimes necessary, nor that it isn’t also an opportunity to teach, train, and develop their salesforce. Was it true that sales managers were closing deals to teach true most of the time there would be nothing to write here? However, making sales calls for your team is not leadership either.The sales manager’s role is to generate the outputs by working on and with the inputs. The inputs include organizing, coaching, training, and developing the sales force. It means ensuring they focus on the right outcomes, and that they have the skill sets and toolkits and mindset to succeed in generating those outcomes. It means troubleshooting deals by asking questions and causing their salespeople to use their resourcefulness and their situational knowledge to determine what their choices are, as well as how to make a good decision and execute against it.Hiring the right people is to work on the inputs. Training and developing people, also inputs. Coaching is to work on inputs. Demonstrating the capabilities that the sales force needs, and helping them become more valuable to their clients is to work on inputs. Growing a team of 52 percent caps SMEs is to work on inputs. Ensuring that time and energy is being spent on things that matter is to work on inputs.Reporting is an output. Forecasting is an output. Reviewing territory and account plans is an input. Building pursuit plans to win dream clients and helping establish a cadence for all of the client interactions a salesperson might have is an input. Reviewing opportunities is to work on inputs, it’s the game you are playing.The ideas here always make me think of football. It would be as if the head coach’s job was to call the owner of the football team after every set of plays on offense or defensive to report the score. I imagine the owner and the coach both talking about the score, with the football team staring at the sideline looking for help and direction. The score is already visible to both the coach and the owner, but the only way to change the score on the scoreboard is to focus on playing the game as effectively as possible and with the intention of winning. Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

La Salle outguns NU for 2-0 start

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLa Salle overcame a gutsy stand by National University to win, 115-109, in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Ricci Rivero finished with a team-high 21 points, nine coming in the fourth, to go along with seven rebounds to lead La Salle while Aljun Melecio orchestrated the offense putting up 20 points and eight assists.Jolo Go also provided added firepower for the Green Archers with 19 points in just 13 minutes of play.Rookie Jordan Bartlett led the Bulldogs (1-1) with 23 points.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8002:34UAAP SEASON 80 PREVIEW: DLSU GREEN ARCHERS01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Adamson soars to third win, dumps TIP MOST READ View comments For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LATEST STORIES BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Aljun Melecio split his free throws while Santi Santillan made a pair of freebies inside the final 20 seconds as the Green Archers, who are still without reigning MVP Ben Mbala, held on for the second straight game.Matt Salem could’ve kept his team in it, but his 3-pointer went in and out as La Salle kept a 113-109 lead with 11.2 seconds left.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“That was a good game for us, we showed a lot of tenacity, we were resilient, the composure was there, and we were able to execute our plays,” said DLSU head coach Aldin Ayo as his team improved to 2-0.The Green Archers had 22 assists, including a dish by Ricci Rivero to his older brother Prince underneath to give the Green Archers a 112-107 buffer with 25.3 ticks remaining. last_img read more

10 months agoLiverpool striker Mane avoids FA action after Lichtsteiner clash

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool striker Mane avoids FA action after Lichtsteiner clashby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool striker Sadio Mane has avoided action after grabbing Stephan Lichsteiner around the throat during victory over Arsenal.Mane put his hands around Lichtsteiner’s neck during the first half of Saturday’s 5-1 home win at Anfield.However, The Sun reports referee Michael Oliver saw the incident at the time and duly awarded a free-kick which means there will be no further action.The clash summed up a feisty, frustrating evening for the Gunners as they fell five points behind fourth-placed Chelsea.There was even a tunnel bust-up involving Arsenal defender Sokratis and Liverpool top scorer Mo Salah. last_img read more

a month agoMan Utd scout Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonali

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd scout Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonaliby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United have been linked with Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonali.Tonali, 19, has been dubbed ‘the new Andrea Pirlo’, although the Brescia star himself has expressed that he’s trying to emulate his idol Gennaro Gattuso.Fiorentina negotiated for the Italy international last summer, but Brescia eventually chose to keep the midfielder.Now, Calciomercato.com says Manchester United, Borussia Dortmund and Ajax scouted Tonali for Sunday’s meeting with Bologna.The three clubs are interested in acquiring Tonali for the upcoming January transfer window. last_img read more

New Session of Parliament Begins

first_imgThe 2013/2014 session of Parliament began on Thursday, April 4, at Gordon House, with the traditional pomp and pageantry. It was highlighted by the delivery of the Throne Speech by Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen. [Download the Governor General’s 2013 Throne Speech] The Governor-General, on his arrival, inspected the Guard of Honour mounted by members of the Jamaica Defence Force, after which he entered the chambers of the House, accompanied by the Commissioner of Police, Owen Ellington, and Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Antony Anderson. Specially invited guests, including Permanent Secretaries from the various Ministries and members of the Diplomatic Corps, also entered the House to hear the Throne Speech. Members of the Senate were the first to take their seats inside Gordon House, followed by the President of the Senate, Rev. Stanley Redwood, and President of the Jamaica Council of Churches,the Most Reverend Donald J. Reece. The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Michael Peart, then entered the Chamber, followed by Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller and Leader of the Opposition, Andrew Holness. Members of Parliament also entered and took their seats. The Throne Speech was delivered under the theme: ‘Jamaica: Going for Growth and Development’, and it outlined the priority programmes and policies to be pursued by the Government during the new fiscal year. [Download the Governor General’s 2013 Throne Speech] Some of the priority areas outlined for the 2013/14 financial year include: securing an Extended Fund Facility with the International Monetary Fund; creating an enabling environment to do business in Jamaica; diversification of the tourism market; job creation; boosting agricultural production thorough the development of Agro Parks; energy efficiency; reducing crime and violence; the economy and foreign policy. The Government will also pursue an active legislative agenda for the 2013/2014 fiscal year. Some of the critical Bills include: an Amendment of the Road Traffic Act and Transport Authority Act, with the objective of ensuring that the gaps in the road traffic legislation affecting enforcement of road traffic laws are addressed; An Omnibus Tax Incentive Bill to establish a transparent and coherent regime to govern all tax incentives; and a Public Sector Procurement Bill to provide the framework for a Public Sector Procurement System, and legally separate the National Contracts Commission from the Office of the Contractor General.Later in the afternoon the Lower House had its first official sitting for the new fiscal year, and the 2013/14 Estimates of Expenditure were tabled by the Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips.By Latonya Linton, JIS Reporterlast_img read more