OA Baseball Team Falls To TL

first_imgTrinity Lutheran defeated Oldenburg Academy in Varsity Baseball play.TL 101 011 3 7 8 0OA 110 012 0 5 10 3OA Hitting:  Nick Bischoff 1-2, 2 runs, 2 bbCorey Schuman 0-4, rbiJosh Kinker 2-4, rbiDrew Kloepfer 2-4, run, rbiMatty Hurm 1-2, 2 bbTyler Hesselbrock 1-2, sac fly rbi, bbTanner Alley 1-4Bryce Ahaus 2-3, 2 runs, doubleOA Pitching:  Jacob Kessens 6 IP, 5 runs, 3 earned, 6 hits, 4 K, 3 bb, hbpCorey Schuman 0 IP, 1 earned run, 0 hits, 0 k, 1 bb LossJosh Kinker 1 IP, 1 earned run, 2 hits, 1 K, 0 bbVarsity record: 9-6OA’s next game will be Thursday at Milan.Submitted by OA Coach Doug Behlmer.last_img read more

Good Old Days!

first_imgIt is time for the fall sports season to get underway.  I was thinking back to the good old days when each new season was a guessing game as to how many young athletes would show up for the first practice.  In most cases the numbers were very high.  Today, if you haven’t made the team by the first of June there is no reason to come out in most instances.The summer is no longer a time to enjoy the good weather and free time from school.  It is the pre-season for the fall sports.  First of all, summer break is only 9 weeks instead of 3+ months.Families have to plan vacations for the first of July because that is the only time coaches are required to take time off.  The State Fair is mostly during school now.  Very few athletes join 4-H any more.  It just isn’t like it used to be!last_img read more

Are yinz ready for October? Pirates star McCutchen on cover of this week’s SI

first_imgPirates second baseman Neil Walker, who grew up in the Pittsburgh suburb of Gibsonia, is part of what locals call the Lost Generation – anyone born in Pittsburgh after 1984.“It was the Steelers, the Penguins, Pitt, Penn State—and then the Pirates,” he says. “Going to the ballpark was never an activity for a group of friends. It was lost.”Jenkins takes the pulse of the rejuvenated Pirate fan base, including former foe Sid Bream, who scored the winning run for the Braves against the Pirates in Game 7 of the 1992 NLCS.“I want more than anyone for them to break the Bream Curse,” says Bream, who lives outside the [email protected] Cover Tweet:  This Week’s National Cover: @Pirates fans finally have a September to remember http://on.si.com/1fz38rvTweet-friendly cover story notes:In this week’s @SInow @SI_LeeJenkins says Pirates fans are ready for October after 20 years of losing | http://bit.ly/14Yt66wIn this week’s @SInow: Sid Bream says: “I want more than anyone for them to break the Bream Curse.” | http://bit.ly/[email protected] in this week’s @SInow: “It was the Steelers, the Penguins, Pitt, Penn State—and then the Pirates.”| http://bit.ly/14Yt66wIn this week’s @SInow Steelers CB Ike Taylor: “Now I go home at night & I watch the Pirates. I’m on the bandwagon.”| http://bit.ly/14Yt66w (NEW YORK – To a generation of Pittsburgh fans, September has always been about school, football and the irrelevance of the Pirates. But with the franchise’s 20-season losing streak ending last night, senior writer Lee Jenkins says in this week’s Sports Illustrated, on newsstands now, that a reawakened baseball town is asking: Are yinz ready for October?Pirates’ All-Star centerfielder and MVP candidate Andrew McCutchen is featured on a regional cover of this week’s SI. Hi first SI cover appearance marks the second time this season the Pirates have been featured on the cover.last_img read more

Photo library: Infrastructure 7

first_img{loadposition tc}Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download Infrastructure contact sheet (1.1MB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) Cape Town, Western Cape province: Cape Town International Airport undergoing renovations and enlargement to accommodate the increased number of visitors expected for the 2010 Fifa World Cup.Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: The road out of Cape Town International Airport. Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: Thunder City, a venture where members of the public can pay to fly in a supersonic fighter jet, outside Cape Town International Airport. Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: Container ships in the harbour. Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: Fishing boats in the harbour. Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: Fishing boats in the harbour.Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: Film production crew on an incomplete elevated highway.Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province: Construction of residential apartments in a new upmarket development near the Durban harbour. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province: Construction of residential apartments in a new upmarket development near the Durban harbour. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res imageINFRASTRUCTURE 7: {loadposition infrastructure}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library? Email Janine Erasmus at [email protected]last_img read more

Choosing Your Preferred Method of Being Rejected

first_img 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 Now My friend Amy wrote this post. Her post inspired this post.Some people hate cold calling. They say that they hate being shut down. They hate being rejected. They want to prospect using some method in which they won’t be told no and won’t be rejected.So these cold-call-avoiders switch their effort from dialing to other prospecting methods they believe will be easier, more effective, and won’t come with the hard dose of reality that is not having anything really valuable to offer (the most common root cause of being rejected). But in doing so, they are choosing some other form of rejection.Here is some pure, unadulterated truth for those who want it, need it, and are big enough to take it.Your Personal RejectionWhen you send an email asking for an appointment or checking in and nothing comes back, you have been rejected. Your dream client can much more easily click the button that deletes your email than they can dismiss you on the telephone. But the end result is the same: you made no progress.When you connect with your dream client on the social media sites and connect with people without asking them for a commitment of time, you have been rejected. The barriers to connect on social sites are very low. But if you haven’t scheduled an appointment, the end result is the same as if you had called and been rejected.When you rely only on inbound marketing and your dream client stumbles upon your site, takes a quick look around, and bails without having filled out your lead collection form or downloading your white paper, you have been rejected. The result of that visit was a giant goose egg.Can You Handle the Truth?If you avoid picking up the phone, the truth is that you have two problems.The first problem is that you are too sensitive. You don’t like to feel the rejection because you are attaching too much meaning to it. You’re taking it personal. Business is personal, but this rejection has nothing to do with you. Your dream client has been burned agreeing to meet with salespeople who created no value. She rejects almost everyone. Which is a nice segue into your second problem: value creation.If you don’t want to be rejected, you have to differentiate yourself by focusing your prospecting message on the value you can create for your dream client. If you ask for a commitment from your dream client, especially the commitment for time to explore an opportunity, that pitch needs to come with a strong sales call value proposition. Your dream client needs to know what she is getting out of it.Until you learn not to have any feelings about the rejection that comes with cold calling and learn how to make your message about value, you can choose to take your rejection in whatever form that best suits you. But you won’t improve your sales results by avoiding making your calls.QuestionsWhat is your preferred method for being rejected?Is it better when your rejection doesn’t feel personal, when you don’t have to hear it?How do you feel about having your emails ignored? Is that an easier form of rejection?What would you have to change to feel different about making your calls and dealing with “no?”last_img read more

a month agoBurnley boss Dyche delighted with manner of goals for victory over Norwich

first_imgBurnley boss Dyche delighted with manner of goals for victory over Norwichby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley boss Sean Dyche was delighted with the manner of their goals for victory over Norwich City.The Clarets boss celebrated becoming the fourth longest serving manager in the club’s history with three deserved points, thanks to Chris Wood’s early brace.Wood struck twice in the 10th and 14th minutes, first with a near post header from a perfect Ashley Westwood corner and then with a smart near post flick to get on the end of Dwight McNeil’s delicious cross.“For the set piece I was pleased with my staff because there are certain things they work on and they deserve a lot of credit for that,” explained Dyche.“For the second, we know what a good young player Dwight is. He keeps developing all the time and he’s got great feet and pulls a lovely ball back.“Woody is on the spot and it’s a great bit of movement and a good finish because they are not easy.My only gripe was that we didn’t capitalise on so many counter-attacks in the second half, but they’ve shown me enough, yet again, that we are a force when we get things right.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

MOLs CEO Reveals Areas of Focus for Coming Years

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pexels under CC0 Creative Commons license Japanese shipping major Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has started 2019 fiscal year with new objectives aimed at addressing environmental issues and enhancing competitiveness.On the occasion of MOL’s 135th anniversary, Junichiro Ikeda, the company’s president & CEO, delivered a speech to employees on April 1, 2019. During the speech, he presented the company’s new Rolling Plan 2019.As informed by Ikeda, “aiming to make the MOL Group a collection of businesses that have a clear advantage and boast the highest competitiveness” has been positioned as the vision for MOL ten years from now.The vision has been unveiled after the company reviewed three core pillars it set forth. These include providing stress-free services from a customer perspective, promoting environmental strategies and developing the emission-free business into one of MOL’s future core operations, and investing management resources in fields where MOL has the greatest strength as the newly added pillar.“By adding the element of ‘from a customer’s perspective’ to stress-free services, and taking various strategic measures to address environmental issues, we will further enhance our relative competitiveness,” MOL’s president and CEO said.By following the first two pillars, MOL intends to move forward with five group-wide priorities — marine technical skills, ICT strategy, technology development, environment and emission-free businesses, and work style reforms — as mid-term actions.The company’s key phrases for 2019 fiscal year are said to be ‘LNG fuel’, ‘use and application of data toward autonomous sailing (promotion of Senpaku ISHIN NEXT)’, and ‘workplace reforms’.Moreover, the company wants to further develop its strengths and improve competitiveness by focusing its management resources on fields where MOL has the greatest strength, particularly the offshore business.In addition, MOL has set focus themes for FY2019. One theme is to establish a group-wide safety and quality management system with the objective of reflecting seriously on the incidents that occurred at the end of last year.The second theme is developing a strategic response to stricter regulations on SOx emissions effective in January 2020.“We have a daunting list of things to do-complete the technological verification of compliant fuel oils, properly time the changeover from current fuels, secure a supply of compliant fuel and negotiate with business partners and customers, to name just a few. This is a big challenge for the ocean shipping industry, but I think this is a good opportunity to differentiate our businesses at the same time,” Ikeda added.Ikeda also said that a new organizational structure will be established to support the promotion of Rolling Plan 2019.“We are currently seeing a trend toward economic deceleration, and the ocean shipping market still faces many uncertain factors. By no means we can say that we are in a strong position in our field,” Ikeda pointed out.“We set sail in FY2019 while anticipating rough seas, but we can see our course clearly. The will … and our accumulated efforts and achievements, must become the impetus for further growth,” he concluded.For fiscal year 2018, MOL expects its ordinary profit to exceed its initial outlook. This is due to wide-ranging efforts made to improve profits under Rolling Plan 2018.last_img read more

No raids but verification exercise EC on IT action against Kanimozhi

first_imgNew Delhi: No raids but a verification exercise was carried out by a joint team of Income Tax and police officials at the premises of DMK leader Kanimozhi in Tuticorin on April 16, the Election Commission said Thursday.The poll panel has sought a report of the incident by tonight from the special expenditure observer deployed by it in Tamil Nadu, officials said. The action was taken under Section 131 of the Income Tax Act (power regarding discovery and production of evidence). Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’It was a verification exercise and not searches, the EC’s Director General (Expenditure), Dilip Sharma, told reporters here. The commission has sought a report from the special expenditure observer, Madhu Mahajan, and it is expected to be sent by tonight, he said. The I-T sleuths, accompanied by local police and election surveillance teams, conducted an inquiry after they were informed by the Tuticorin collector that there were reports of some “cash being stocked” at the location of Kanimozhi, officials had earlier said. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K”Nothing objectionable was found and the teams returned after conducting the inquiry that was allowed by Kanimozhi after the officials showed their official IDs,” a senior I-T officer said. Kanimozhi had called the action as “undemocractic.” Following information about the searches on Tuesday, a large number of DMK workers had gathered in front of Kanimozhi’s house. DMK president M K Stalin had said in a statement that the raids were an outcome of “fear of a damning defeat,” for BJP’s candidate Tamilisai Soundararajan in Tuticorin. “This is murder of democracy,” Stalin had said and alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has buried the autonomous feature of the EC through such actions.last_img read more

JanMar PE investment deal value touches 8451 million

first_imgNew Delhi: Private equity investments worth $6,198 million were announced last month, taking the total deal value during the January-March quarter to $8,451 million, largely driven by big ticket investments, says a report. According to Grant Thornton’s PE Dealtracker, 69 PE investments worth $6,198 million were announced in March, registering a significant jump from $1,382 million in the year-ago period. In January-March period, there were 182 PE deals worth $8,451 million, recording a twofold jump in the investment values on account of increased big-ticket deals that saw 11 investments attracting funds in the range of $100-500 million. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: Icra”PE firms looking for places to park their capital in leverage buyouts will help keep up the deal-making pace,” Grant Thornton India LLP Director Pankaj Chopda said adding much of the action is dependent on the policies of the next government. A sector-wise analysis shows that a total of five PE transactions in the energy and natural resources sector led the value chart. On the other hand, 118 transactions in the startup and e-commerce sector and 15 transactions in the banking and financial sector, led the PE volume chart. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 daysCanadian investor Brookfield-led India Infrastructure Trust’s (InVIT) acquisition of East-West gas pipeline for Rs 13,000 crore was the top PE deal of the January-March quarter. Other major PE investments during the quarter include Singapore government’s investment arm GIC Pte’s investment in Bharti Airtel and Brookfield Asset Management-Hotel Leelaventure transaction. Going ahead, the need for funding for small and medium businesses to fuel growth and availability of transaction structures to monetise capital intensive businesses indicate the opportunity for higher tractions in the PE or VC landscape, Chopda said.last_img read more

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