NBA: Magic stun East-leading Celtics in Boston

first_imgOrlando spoiled the return from injury of Boston point guard Kyrie Irving, whose 40 points couldn’t prevent the Celtics from dropping a third straight game for the first time this season.Kyrie had missed Thursday’s loss to the Philadelphia 76ers with a nagging shoulder injury.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkEvan Fournier scored 19 points and Aaron Gordon produced a double-double of 11 points and 12 rebounds for the Magic, who started the day in a three-way tie for the worst record in the league.Orlando trailed 59-58 at halftime, but out-scored the Celtics 32-12 in the third quarter to take a 90-71 lead into the final frame. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lady Chiefs stretch win streak to 5 MOST READ 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 LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Team personnel assist Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving (11) after he was injured during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets in Boston, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017.  APWASHINGTON, United States — The Orlando Magic parlayed a big third quarter into a 103-95 upset of the Boston Celtics on Sunday, their third win in 20 games coming against the NBA’s Eastern Conference leaders.Elfrid Payton scored 22 points for the Magic, who had lost their last 14 games in Boston in a skid stretching back to February 2010.ADVERTISEMENT Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours The Magic’s upset bid appeared to be coming unstuck as they made just one of their first 16 shot attempts of the fourth quarter.The Celtics trimmed the deficit to seven points on Al Horford’s hook shot with 1:13 remaining.A free-throw from Payton and Fournier’s floater in the final minute stretched Orlando’s lead back to 10. /cbbADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View commentslast_img read more

Rwanda to Support Invention of Liberian Scientist, Dr. Dougbeh-Chris Nyan

first_img(L-R) Col. Dr. Jean Paul Bitega, Dr. Dougbeh Chris Nyan, M.D., Col. Dr. Alex Butera, and Lt. Col. Dr. Pacifique Mugenzi at the Rwanda Military HospitalThe government of the Republic of Rwanda through the Rwanda Military Hospital (RMH) has offered support for the ground-breaking invention of Dr. Dougbeh Christopher Nyan, a renowned scientist and medical doctor from Liberia. The disclosure was made recently by hospital authorities at the end of Dr. Nyan’s presentation of his Multiplex Infections Diagnostic Test and lecture held at the RMH. The lecture which was organized by the Rwanda Military Hospital brought in attendance military as well as civilian doctors, nurses, laboratory personnel, and other healthcare workers. During the just ended 2018 African Innovation Summit held in Kigali, Dr. Nyan’s infections diagnostic test (The Nyan-Test) was exhibited as one of Top 50 Innovations in Africa. The Nyan-Test was selected from over 600 submissions.Speaking at the event, Col. Prof. Dr. Alex Butera, Head of Orthopedic Surgery and Deputy Commander of the Rwanda Military Hospital, applauded Dr. Nyan for his work and “inspiring presentation.” He then stated that, “Rwanda will support your innovation with resources, because you [Dr. Nyan] have a vision and passion for Africa and a solution that is needed not only for Africa, but is also needed for the world.”Colonel Dr. Jean Paul Bitega, Chief Commandant of the Rwanda Military Hospital also lauded Dr. Nyan, saying: “you [Dr. Nyan] have a heart for the ordinary people and you proved to be a problem solver. This is what Africa needs. So, we will work with you on your invention, because it will benefit everybody. This is what His Excellency President Paul Kagame likes; he likes people who are problem solvers,” Dr. Bitega mentioned. An email dated June 14, 2018 from Lt. Col. Dr. Fabien Ntaganda, Head of Diagnostics and Pathology of the Rwanda Military Hospital said, “We will be glad to have you [Dr. Nyan] in Rwanda.” The NIH-trained scientist, Dr. Nyan, was then taken on a tour of the hospital and clinical laboratory facility. Discussions are currently in process to work out details of the support to be provided to Dr. Nyan and his team at Shufflex Biomed.“I heartily accept the offer of support extended to me and Shufflex Biomed (through you) from the government and the hospitable people of Rwanda to continue my scientific work in your country. This is a demonstration of the pan-Africanist and humanist spirit of His Excellency President Paul Kagame and the people of Rwanda. As an African, I feel at home anywhere in Africa. So in Rwanda, I am also at home,” responded Dr. Nyan.Dr. Nyan’s invention is a single test that rapidly detects and distinguishes a host of different infections, at least 3 to 7 infections simultaneously. The test also distinguishes multiple infections which bear the same symptoms, for example yellow fever, malaria, typhoid or Ebola. The test detects and identifies HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis viruses, Dengue, West Nile Virus, and Chikungunya. Most testing methods take about 3 hours to 7 days or more, but this device gives test results within an hour, is simple to perform, and cost-effective for struggling economies. This new invention could prove to be revolutionary in the African and global markets, and provide a significant step in the detection and management of infectious diseases everywhere. The innovation has been recognized across the globe with Rwanda being the first country on the African continent to take practical steps in establishing partnership with Shufflex Biomed and offer resources in support of Dr. Nyan’s innovation. Meanwhile in Kenya, Dr. Nyan also established collaborations with scientists at the Department of Infectious Diseases, Diagnostic and Pathology of the Institute for Primate Research located in the Kenyan Capital, Nairobi. “I would like to thank the African Innovation Foundation and African Innovation Summit. And, a special thanks to my AIS-2018 Student-Assistants here in Kigali, Christaine Umutoni and Janet Kayesu, as well as Mr. Livingston, all of whom were very instrumental in connecting me with the government and hospital authorities. Above all, I want to thank the Almighty God for this glorious opportunity that is enabling me to continue on the path of helping the neglected people of Africa and the world,” concluded Dr. Nyan.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

AFC request to meet with Granger on May 7

first_img– to discuss party’s position on LGE AccordAs mandated by the National Executive Council (NEC) of the Alliance for Change (AFC), party Leader Raphael Trotman has formally written Leader of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), President David Granger, requesting a meeting with him on Monday, May 7, 2018.The party said in a statement on Thursday evening that request was based on a letter received from Granger on April 30, 2018, and that was in response to Trotman’s letter of February 26, 2018. The aim of the meeting is to commence discussions on the path to Local Government Elections (LGE).“The AFC NEC stipulated that the party will allow additional time for the two parties to have a definitive written agreement in the form of a Local Government ElectionsAFC Leader Raphael TrotmanAccord. The NEC also took a decision for all party groups to fully activate its campaign preparations protocols and this will commence in earnest.”In addition to these matters, Trotman’s letter has also detailed some AFC positions for negotiation of the LGE Accord. The AFC has named its team for these discussions. The team comprises: David Patterson, Michael Carrington, Marlon Williams and Dr. Vincent Adams.Last month, after months of uncertainty, AFC Chairman Khemraj Ramjattan had said the party will be going into the LGE with the APNU under one ticket.“We have made a decision that we are going as a coalition. We have to thrash out a number of issues, preferably in relation to candidacy candidates.” The AFC chairman noted that the party has also noticed some unfortunate developments in the Georgetown municipality. Ramjattan was referring to the attitude of APNU Councillors, including Town Clerk Royston King, towards AFC members, which he claimed is “bothering us.” He indicated that statements in this regard have been made, and will be raised through communication with APNU officials.In mid-January, Trotman had announced the possibility of the party breaking away from the APNU for this year’s LGE. The AFC leader went as far as to reveal that there was a strong body of opinion within the party that the AFC should go alone, which may have been prompted over delays with reviewing the Cummingsburg Accord.The AFC has, of recent, come under fire for the perceived submissive role it played when it joined forces with APNU. In 2017, top leadership of the AFC had decided to revise its governing agreement with APNU.last_img read more

Grand contrasts

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Re: “Grand Project receives final OK from city and county officials” (Feb. 14): In my sad corner of the Northeast Valley, many streets have not been paved in more than 60 years. The water main pipe that broke and flooded recently dates back to 1917. No streetlights. No street cleaning, because the city lacks money for the requisite signs. I haven’t seen a policeman around since a nearby Labor Day gang killing. Our councilman, Tony Cardenas, who voted for the project, is running for re-election, claiming that a vote for him is a vote for “Safer Streets.” He must be referring to Grand Avenue at First Street because there are no safe streets here, but we are so very proud to learn that our tax money will be going instead to build exclusive shops, fabulous restaurants, parks, condominiums and a luxury hotel in faraway downtown L.A. – Emily Sheldon North Hollywood Who’s kidding whom? Re: “Antonio’s gang plan: Phase one” (Feb. 8): The mayor’s gang plan is a joke. If Antonio really wanted to get rid of gangs and all that goes with them – violence, murders, drugs, etc. – all he needs to do is dump Special Order 40 and our “Sanctuary City” policy. Let law enforcement do its job and keep the feel-good clown college (City Council) out of it; all they can seem to do is increase taxes on homeowners – isn’t this everyone’s problem? – Henry Magid Reseda Smells like tax money Re: “Antonio wants Wi-Fi free throughout L.A.” (Feb. 14): OK, so now Antonio wants free Wi-Fi in L.A. You can already get free Wi-Fi in L.A. from the unencrypted connections. Who is the free Wi-Fi for? Who’s paying for this? Is the next step free computers to those who don’t have one? I smell another bond on the ballot. – Maxine Abarbara Winnetka Hollywood & Vine Re: “Big comeback for an old star” (Feb. 12): Since when does “143 high-end condos, 297 market-rate and 78 affordable apartments” translate to glamour? Quick, everyone! Go take pictures of Hollywood & Vine before it becomes one more congested labyrinth of stucco and steel. A far cry from “the glory days of Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra.” – Penny Antine North Hollywood Better-off monkeys Re: “Monkeying with feng shui” (Feb. 13): Feb. 13, front page – $7.4 million for three monkeys, $15 million to keep L.A. families together. I wish I was a monkey. – Almut Bower Calabasas Conscience decision Re: “Nu?ez to assist new suicide bill” (Feb. 14): We have clinical methods to give life to a being who would otherwise never exist, yet we are so scared to reverse the process of life, especially when consciously making that decision? Nu?ez’s support of the Death with Dignity Act is a brave decision and should be seen with respect toward those who are in pain and have chosen to speed up their imminent death. – Christian Aldama Panorama City He’s kidding, right? I read “Parks proposes gun warnings” (Feb. 14) this morning and had a good laugh. It’s been a very busy day and I see it here on my desk. I read it again and laughed again. Does Councilman Parks (or anyone) really think that posting warning signs that guns can hurt – even kill – people is going to deter a single gun sale? Anyone who reads the paper and/or watches/listens to news shows is acutely aware of what some people can do with the inanimate gun. – Terri Andrews Castaic Dim idea Re: “Parks proposes gun warning” (Feb. 14): So Bernard Parks wants to have gun dealers post warning signs explaining the dangers of firearms. He states that most people are unaware that they can go off accidently or be used to commit suicide. Wouldn’t we all like to have a job that pays $200,000 a year, counting perks and benefits, and have every now and then to come up with some half-wit idea. Maybe spending days working with the mentally challenged council members leads you to believe that the citizens are as dim as you. – George Timko West Hills Protecting cyclists Re: “Measure would give cyclists more protection” (Jan 29): I cannot believe a bill is being introduced to create a 3-foot buffer zone around cyclists. In my observance of road cyclists, I believe them to be the rudest, most selfish, “get out of my way” and “laws don’t apply to me” group of people ever. I have never seen a cyclist stop at a stop sign intersection. They just sail right through it; they ride in the middle of car lanes, not even thinking of moving over to let a car pass them. No, I don’t think we need a “buffer zone” around cyclists, but we could use a bill that would fine cyclists if they don’t stay next to the curbs. A $250 ticket might wake them up. – Marie Mull Glendale LAUSD on life support Re: “Money politics – Special-interest cash fuels school board races” (Our Opinions, Feb. 13): Exactly how much money should it take to elect actual reform-minded members to the LAUSD? More importantly, how much time will it take to get the school board to turn this failed education establishment in the right direction? I recently reviewed performance scores for elementary schools in my area and was sickened to see the outrageous level of underachieving that is going on in these schools. These days I constantly I dread where my 5-year-old will end up when he starts first grade in the fall of 2008. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, David L. Brewer and the UTLA can spend and fight all they want over who will win the next school board seat since there seems to be no light at the end of this tunnel anyway. – Adrian Gonzalez Sylmar Underneath the tinsel Re: “Movie biz tax breaks disappoint” (Business, Feb.10): I find it very interesting all of the ink given to the loss of jobs involved with film production and other entertainment enterprises. What about the tens of thousands of other jobs that have been lost to downsizing, outsourcing or other reasons in the past 10 years? No one ever seems to think or give much consideration or thought to those. Quite frankly, my commute is made much easier when I don’t have to make frequent detours because some film production is being done on yet another mediocre Hollywood project. – Matt Peterson Winnetka Should not drive Re: “$10.3 million tragedy: child mowed down” (Feb. 8): Tears were brought to my eyes while reading this article. It was further disturbing to read that the driver of the van should clearly not be driving. The DMV needs to have stricter policies in place for keeping drivers who are not physically able to drive off the road. There are several ways that a physically impaired person can travel without getting behind the wheel. – Caroline K. Malloy Reseda A fatherless child In regard to the alleged fathers and family of Anna Nicole Smith’s baby: Suppose there was no fortune to care for this precious child. After the huge swishing sound, the FBI wouldn’t be able to find the jerks. – Virginia Haas Glendale last_img read more

Bush adviser: Bin Laden is `impotent’

first_imgBy Ben Feller THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON – Seemingly taunting Osama bin Laden, President Bush’s homeland security adviser said Sunday that the fugitive al-Qaida leader is “virtually impotent” beyond his ability to hide away and spread anti-American propaganda. The characterization came just days after bin Laden attracted international attention with the release of a video in which he ridicules President Bush about the Iraq war and reminds the world that he not been captured. Ahead of the sixth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist strikes, White House aide Frances Fragos Townsend made a clear attempt to diminish the influence – or the perception – of the man who masterminded those attacks. “This is about the best he can do,” Townsend said. “This is a man on a run, from a cave, who’s virtually impotent other than these tapes.” Twice Sunday, she used the phrase “virtually impotent,” suggesting the language was carefully chosen. “We know that al-Qaida is still determined to attack, and we take it seriously,” Townsend said. “But this tape appears to be nothing more than threats. It’s propaganda on their part.” Townsend was considerably more direct than even Bush in rebuking bin Laden. Still the consensus of the nation’s top intelligence analysts is that bin Laden’s terrorist network is anything but impotent. Terrorism experts say the network is regrouping. The latest National Intelligence Estimate says al-Qaida is growing in strength, intensifying its efforts to put operatives in the U.S. and plotting against U.S. targets that will cause massive casualties. The U.S. is in a “heightened threat environment” and al-Qaida is the most serious threat, the analysts found.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

BREAKING NEWS ON CELTIC NAIL BOMB NUT….BULLET SENT TO CARDINAL

first_imgSCOTS cops hunting the nail bomber behind bids to kill Celtic manager Neil Lennon have revealed that bigots also sent a bullet to the leader of Scotland’s Catholics.The bullet was sent to Cardinal Kenneth O’Brien before the Pope’s visit to Scotland last year.The latest developments will send further shockwaves through Scotland – with widespread condemnation of attempts to kill Lennon, a lawyer and an MSP. BREAKING NEWS ON CELTIC NAIL BOMB NUT….BULLET SENT TO CARDINAL was last modified: April 21st, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CelticKenneth O’BrienPopelast_img read more

Mbarara climb top of summit as Kirinya, Maroons share spoils

first_img Tags: Bulkirinya jssMaroons FCMbarara Citypaul mucureziStarTimes Uganda Premier League Paul Mucurezi celebrates scoring against Bul on TuesdayMbarara City moved top of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League on Tuesday thanks to a 1-0 victory over Bul FC.Playing their first game of the season at Kakyeka, the Ankole Lions looked more than motivated from the onset and were the better side in the early exchanges.With pressure mounting on Bul, Yunus Sibira was the first to go into the referee’s book as he was shown yellow for a nasty foul.Despite creating several chances from the start, Mbarara had to wait until the half hour mark to break the deadlock thanks to record signing Paul Mucurezi.In an attempt to restore purity, the away side went in search of an equalizer before half time and with Mbarara on the back foot, Hilary Mukundane was booked for an infringement near the home side’s area. Mbarara however held on and went into half time 1-0 up.In the second half, it was more about seeing out the lead for the Ankole Lions and they managed to achieve exactly that despite being pegged back in their own area for most of the half.The victory took Mbarara top of the league with 16 points from their first eight games while Bul slipped into 5th with 14 points.In the other game played at the Mighty Arena in Jinja, Kirinya JSS played out a goalless draw with Maroons FC.In a game of very few scoring chances, Maroons saw two players booked (Maxwell Okello and Ronald Orombi) while Wilson Makuro suffered the same fate for the hosts.The draw means that Kirinya remain in 10th with as many points from eight games while Maroons climb into 11th after accumulating six points.The Other game played on Tuesday:-Bright Stars 1-1 Express FCUpcoming fixtures Tuesday, 20-11-2018:-KCCA FC vs Nyamityobora-StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo-Onduparaka FC vs Ndejje University-Green Light Stadium, AruaComments last_img read more

Proline losses to APR in CECAFA opener

first_imgThis was Proline’s first ever Kagame Cup game.CECAFA Kagame Cup APR 1-0 ProlineSaturday, 06-07-2019Kigali, RwandaProline lost its first game against APR 1-0 on Saturday in the CECAFA kagame Cup tournament held in Rwanda.Proline held on till the 90th minute and conceded in added time after Bernard Muwange fouled in box.APR had many shots on target especially in the first half but Proline goal keeper Hassan Matovu continuously denied them.Proline looked so lost and was a bit lousy the whole time during the game but they would be excused since its there first time and APR had the home advantage.Speaking after the match head coach Shafic Bisaso said it was a good game and he is here to learn and he hopes to win the next game.“Even though we lost the game, it was a good one and we are in the learning process” Bisaso said.He also added that he’s motivated with the team he has, even though losing is painful.“As a coach, am motivated with the team I have, we lost in added time and it’s painful but we are going to correct our mistakes”. He addedCaptain Noodrine Bunju said he didn’t expect to lose and all he wanted was to win the match but he hopes to win the next one, he also admitted that APR was a better side.“Losing wasn’t part of our plans today but we are going to win the next Match and APR was a better side because of the pitch advantage. ” Bunju said.Bunjo (left) and Bisaso (right) speaking after the game.In the first of the day, Zambia’s Green Eagles won 2-0 against Somalia’s Heegan.Proline is pitted in group C with APR, Green Eagles and Heegan FC.Comments Tags: APRCECAFA Kagame CupNordin Bunjoproline fcShafick Bisasolast_img read more

Crumbs: the award-winning African sci-fi film now available to watch online

first_imgThe Ethiopian post-apocalyptic sci-fi film Crumbs, which has earned a cult film status among critics and movie-lovers around the world, has finally been released online. (Photo: Crumbs Facebook)CD AndersonBypassing the traditional route of commercial theatre and DVD releases, the acclaimed Afrocentric sci-fi film, Crumbs is now available to watch online on Vimeo, following two years of building its reputation on the international film festival circuit as one of the most innovative and entertaining independent films in the last two years.Watch the Crumbs trailerDirected by Spanish-born, Addis Adaba-based filmmaker Miguel Llansó, Crumbs blends an apocalyptic science fiction narrative with a touching love story, incorporating visual elements of Afro-futurism, surreal Romanticism with Western pop culture touchstones.Ethiopian Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fi Film ‘Crumbs’ Now Available for Streaming Worldwide https://t.co/axlIXGgEAZ pic.twitter.com/iHYbt5nvOg— Okayafrica (@okayafrica) November 17, 2016The film tells the story of Gagano (Daniel Tadesse) and Birdy (Selam Tesfaye) and their journey of exploration (both physical and metaphorical) deep into a dystopian wasteland. Along the way, the pair tackle witchcraft, aliens, Nazis and, most bizarrely, Santa Claus, all building towards an epic confrontation between forces of good and evil.Tonight, 13th! Ethiopian Sci-Fi post-apocalyptic film “CRUMBS” in COPENHAGEN!https://t.co/0v2azwDyaf pic.twitter.com/Jyd6cNrznp— Lanzadera Films (@LanzaderaFilms) July 13, 2016The 70 minute low-budget production, completed in 2015, earned a Nightfall Jury mention at the Los Angeles Film Festival and the New Flesh Award for Best First Feature Film at Montreal’s annual Fantasia International Film Festival. The film has been shown at various festivals across Europe, Africa and the US.The New York Times called the film “stunningly shot” and admired the film’s lo-fi charm and quirky humour. Highlighting the film’s outlandish and imaginative style, the Hollywood Reporter compared Crumbs to films such as District 9 and ET, saying it was a film that does more with its meagre resources (a budget less than US$250,000) than most Hollywood blockbusters could do with multi-million dollar budgets.Ethiopian sci-fi film #crumbs tonight and tomorrow @FilmhuisCavia in Amsterdam. Event here: https://t.co/wvTrF0uycS pic.twitter.com/Krn3uViKOS— Lanzadera Films (@LanzaderaFilms) March 31, 2016Its growing reputation amongst sci-fi geeks and cult movie fans, thanks in part to an engaging organic social media campaign by producers, has built up considerable word-of-mouth buzz around the film, to the point where the time is right to give Crumbs a wider release using the power of the internet.Crumbs is now available to stream and download for less than US$10 on the Vimeo website. For something more permanent, fans can also order the film on DVD featuring behind the scenes action as well as two additional short films by director Llansó.Watch the opening scene of Crumbs below:Source: OkayAfricalast_img read more

Why C-Level Executives Should Take More Meetings With Salespeople

first_imgMost of the time a salesperson believes they need to call on the C-Level Executive to create an opportunity or capture one; they are incorrect. They only need what I would describe as the CEO of the Problem, the highest level person who would care about the initiative they recommend. That said, it is always helpful to have executive support for your long term prospects, and it can be necessary to keep you aligned with your clients overall strategy.What is missing from the conversations about calling on C-Level Executives is why they should be taking more meetings with salespeople.Awareness: If you are a C-Level executive, you are so heads down busy, buried in your work—and your bubble—that you can easily become woefully ignorant of what it going on in the outside world around you. Not only do you need to know what your competitors are doing so as to not lose competitive advantage, but also what other companies in other sectors are doing, so that you can bring in ideas that haven’t yet been applied to—or even considered—in your space. Salespeople have clients, and this gives them first hand information that they can share with you.Unfiltered Ideas: I know, you have people. They keep you abreast of what’s changing. Except when they don’t. This is the thing about filters: they filter. Your people have their own biases, and they have their own ideas about what should or should not be being pursued. You only see what comes through the filter, not what doesn’t. Good salespeople can help you discover what you may be prevented from seeing otherwise.Conflicting Views: There are salespeople right now that have views about your future that conflict with your views. These are the views and ideas that are most valuable to you. If you want to be challenged, right or wrong, these are the ideas that most deserve your attention. While this digital transformation was occurring, booksellers, retailers, hotels, taxis, and all existing forms of media have been impacted negatively— only a few positively. You didn’t get to where you are by ignoring what bothers you, and you won’t get where you want to go without being surrounded by people who see the world differently. There are salespeople, scarce though they may be, to fill this role for you.If you are a C-Level Executive, consider meeting with the salespeople who call you with ideas that you recognize are worth exploring. If you are salesperson and you want a meeting with a C-Level Executive, give them a reason to meet with you by having the business acumen, situational knowledge, and a point of view that’s interesting enough to say yes to. 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