Planned power outage for parts of Fort St. John – UPDATE

first_imgUpdate : Power has been restored to most homes in Fort St. John. Customers on the 9800 block of 87th Street are still without power. BC Hydro estimates that power should be restored to that area by 6:00 p.m Click Here for current information on power outages. A number of planned power outages are scheduled for the Fort St. John area.Around 95 customers will be affected by the outage on Thursday.- Advertisement -Homes on the 9800 block of 87th Street, 8700-8900 block of 99 Avenue, and two apartment blocks on 9820 and 9808 on 87th Street will be impacted.BC Hydro is making repairs to its equipment.Power should be restored by 4 p.m. on Thursday afternoon.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Pressure back on as Real and Zidane reunite with Juventus

first_img0Shares0000The future of Zinedine Zidane as Real Madrid’s coach hinges on the team reaching the last four of the Champions League © AFP/File / JAVIER SORIANOMADRID, Spain, Apr 2 – Zinedine Zidane said last week he wants to stay at Real Madrid but how welcome his wishes are will depend on the team’s Champions League tie against Juventus.Real face Zidane’s former club in the first leg of the quarter-final on Tuesday, knowing their season, and perhaps the Frenchman’s future as coach, hinges on reaching the last four. It was the same in the previous round against Paris Saint-Germain. Real’s limp La Liga title defence, combined with their early exit from the Copa del Rey, means they now have only one shot at winning a major trophy this term.The mood in Madrid, however, is upbeat. Real have won 10 out of their last 11 matches, a run that has seen them brush aside PSG and move to within four points of second-placed Atletico Madrid in the league. They have scored 36 goals in that period, at an average of just over three a game.“The match comes at a good time for us,” Real forward Lucas Vazquez said. “We have been doing things well for the last few months, playing better, more goals, it’s a good moment and now we have to try to take advantage of it in this tie.”Zidane therefore declared his intentions on Friday from a position of strength but lose to Juventus and his pledge might look more like a plea.Despite winning back-to-back Champions Leagues and the La Liga title last year, he is still not immune to the weight of Real’s expectation.Zidane will be returning to Turin for the first time as a manager, his last outing as a player there coming in March 2005 when Real were beaten 2-0 by the Old Lady in the Champions League last 16.David Trezeguet’s goal and an extra-time winner from Marcelo Zalayeta sealed victory for Juve, then managed by Fabio Capello, against a Real side that included David Beckham, Ronaldo and Thomas Gravesen.Thirteen years on, Gianluigi Buffon is the only player likely to make a repeat appearance this week but the two current teams need no introduction, their latest meeting coming in the competition’s final last year.That 4-1 victory remains the high-point of Zidane’s Real tenure, not only because it earned him an unprecedented second consecutive Champions League crown but because of the sheer ruthlessness of the performance.– Serie A ‘priority’ –If Zidane uses the win in Cardiff as a reference point, it may be to the advantage of Isco, who was excellent there, having been picked ahead of Gareth Bale and Marco Asensio.The same trio are now competing for the same spot on Tuesday, with an added competitor in Vazquez.Isco trained on Sunday after missing Saturday’s win over Las Palmas with a back problem and he may still be flying high from his hat-trick for Spain against Argentina last week.Bale, meanwhile, played 90 minutes against Las Palmas, perhaps an ominous indicator for his prospects against Juve, but he could hardly have done more to state his case, after scoring twice in the 3-0 win.“It’s another game, another competition, we know we have to go to Juve with ambition and we have to go there to score,” Zidane said.For Juventus, who edged past Tottenham in the round of 16, it is an opportunity to avenge last year’s loss and sustain hopes of an historic treble.They have won both Serie A and the Coppa Italia for the past three consecutive seasons, but each time fell short of adding the Champions League, twice losing in the final.“We have the ambition to beat one of the best teams in the world, Real Madrid,” coach Massimiliano Allegri said. “It will be a great game, but our priority remains Serie A. We will fight against Real Madrid with realism and ambition.”Juan Cuadrado and Giorgio Chiellini both returned from injury against AC Milan on Saturday while Allegri also hopes to have Federico Bernardeschi and Alex Sandro available again.Real defender Nacho is a doubt after he pulled his hamstring against Las Palmas but Sergio Ramos trained on Sunday after overcoming a knock.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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An Easy Answer for Choosing a Sales Process or Methodology

first_img Get the Free eBook! Want to master cold calling? Download my free eBook! Many would have you believe that cold calling is dead, but the successful have no fear of the phone; they use it to outproduce their competitors. Download Now Anonymous wrote to me to ask me which sales process or methodology I use. She’s asking this question because she wants to know what she should adopt and her sales practice.I don’t know anything about Anonymous or her business, so it would be criminal for me to make a recommendation as to what process or methodology she should use. But that said, I badly want to tell Anonymous that I don’t use a single, off-the-shelf process or methodology. I want to tell her something different. I want to tell her that I’m agnostic, that I’ve read hundreds of sales books, that I’ve been on thousands of sales calls, and that I’ve made distinctions that of help me choose what I believe to be effective based on the facts and circumstance confronting me. I do have a process, but it isn’t in a book.But that won’t help Anonymous. She doesn’t have the same experience that I have. I want to help her, so I am giving her an answer directly.Step 1Choose a book. Start with Spin Selling by Neil Rackham. Read the book from cover to cover. Make a list of questions that you can use on sales calls and adopt this questioning methodology. Try things. See what kinds of questions work for you AND create value for your clients.Step 2Then read my friend Mike Weinberg’s New Sales Simplified. Study Mike’s ideas about targeting and your sales story (your value proposition). Work on these ideas the way that Mike lays them out in the book. Figure out what a target looks like for you, and develop your sales story.Don’t forget what you learned from Spin Selling. Oh, and don’t miss the part about “advancing”  opportunities (pages 64 – 67, I think).Step 3When you’re done with that, pick up New Solution Selling by Keith Eades. The process might not work for you, but you’ll understand the principles of solutions selling, and you’ll get some ideas as to what an effective process might look like for you. Put those ideas to work in your practice, keep what works, drop what doesn’t.In Conjunction with These Steps, Do ThisAs you’re reading these books and taking new actions, keep a journal. Make notes on your experiences. Be honest with yourself. Track the mistakes that you make so that you can capture the learning outcome failure provides you. Also capture the things that you do well, the things that work for you, so you can do more of them.If you don’t like these choices, choose some other books.And ThisIf you can afford a seminar, a workshop, or online training, make that investment. Study. Study. Study. Act. Act. Act.Decide what you believe is true for you and what you believe may not be as effective in your particular situation. But don’t be too fast to judge an idea as wrong or because it makes you uncomfortable. A lot of people believe that the most effective processes and methodologies won’t work in their business–even though they’re almost always wrong.Repeat this process over and over again. Don’t ever stop.If you follow this path will become a better salesperson.last_img read more

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IPL 2019: Expecting Andre Russell to deliver everytime unfair, says Dinesh Karthik

first_imgAndre Russell’s place in the Kolkata Knight Riders batting line-up has been a huge talking point in the 2019 Indian Premier League. Russell finished with 510 runs from 14 matches at a strike rate of 204.81 but he was often sent out too late in the innings.On Sunday in a must-win match, Russell walked out to bat at number 5 after Mumbai Indians had successfully built up the pressure on KKR. Russell fell to Lasith Malinga for a first ball duck and the Knight Riders eventually lost the final league match of the season by 9 wickets.Andre Russell had spoken of his desire to bat higher up the order. He was sent in at number 3 against Mumbai Indians at the Eden Gardens and had played one of the most destructive IPL innings in recent years. After the 9-wicket defeat and elimination, Dinesh Karthik defended the decision to hold Russell back.”There was an opportunity to bat up the order for Andre Russell, but expecting him to deliver every time is unfair and he has been fantastic throughout the tournament for us,” Karthik told the host broadcaster.Kolkata Knight Riders failed to reach the playoffs for the first time after 3 years and Dinesh Karthik promised to come back stronger in 2020.”This was not our best season. There are a lot of areas for us to improve on, and I’m sure we will come back stronger next year,” Karthik said.Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma wanted his men to stay focussed at the business-end of the season. MI, like Chennai Super Kings, are eyeing their 4th IPL title.advertisement”All the three trophies we have won, we’ve come good at the business-end. IPL is a funny tournament, we just have to be at our best on a given day. We want to cross the finishing line, but there are a few steps we need to take first,” he said.Also Read | IPL 2019 Playoffs Line-up: MI vs CSK in Qualifier 1, DC vs SRH in EliminatorAlso Read | IPL 2019: Mumbai Indians crush KKR and take SRH along to playoffslast_img read more

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9 months agoLiverpool boss Klopp urged to forget about new centre-half signing

first_imgLiverpool boss Klopp urged to forget about new centre-half signingby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino says Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp doesn’t need to buy a new centre-half this month.Klopp’s Liverpool team recorded an impressive win against Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday to maintain their position at the top of the Premier League table. Injuries to Joel Matip and Joe Gomez left Liverpool short on central defensive options and forced Klopp to drop midfielder Fabinho back into defence. “Jurgen Klopp deserves a lot of credit for playing Fabinho at centre-back against Brighton & Hove Albion,” Cascarino wrote in his Times column. “I don’t understand why more teams don’t do something similar.“Yes he’s a defensive midfielder but they can do a job at the back. Most teams don’t play two strikers anyway these days and the likes of Fabinho, Nemanja Matic and Fernandinho could all do it. Liverpool don’t need to waste any money on a centre back this month. And, let’s face it, I could probably play alongside Virgil van Dijk.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Softball Ohio State starting Big Ten climb on the road at Michigan

OSU sophomore Emily Clark (20) tags Rutgers freshman Nicole Bowman (88) for an out during the game against Rutgers on April 1 at Buckeye field. Credit: Emily Hetterscheidt | For The LanternAfter getting a 3-2 win at Pittsburgh on Tuesday, the No. 25 Ohio State women’s softball team is on the road again. This weekend, the team is traveling to East Lansing for a three-game series against the Spartans.The Buckeyes are currently 27-11 overall and 10-4 in the Big Ten, with a 9-3 mark in road conference contests. Michigan State is 21-17 overall and 5-8 in the conference play. “Michigan State always shows up to play,” OSU junior Becca Gavin said. “It’s one of those games where you can never underestimate an opponent based on their rank or how they’re playing.”OSU leads the all-time record between the conference opponents, 66-43, and is 9-2 against Michigan State since 2013.  The last time the Buckeyes made the trip to East Lansing, they swept the Spartans in a three-game series. Home or away, playing any Big Ten team is hard, junior outfielder Bailee Sturgeon said. In order to come out of Secchia Stadium with some Big Ten wins, the Buckeyes need to focus on defense and pitching.The Spartans have some powerful forces at bat, with junior outfielder Lea Foerster leading the way. Foerster has a .395 batting average and is first in the Big Ten in doubles (15) and runs scored (47). Michigan State sophomore Ebonee Echols ranks No. 1 in the NCAA with 11 triples, the most of any Big Ten player since 1999. For OSU, sophomore infielder Lilli Piper leads the team with a .405 batting average, 42 RBI and 51 hits.  Senior outfielder Alex Bayne has notched the most Buckeye home runs with 13 and has a .336 batting average. Six players from the Scarlet and Gray batting lineup have an average of .300 or better. “We don’t fall off when we get to the bottom of our order,” said OSU coach Kelly Kovach Schoenly. “The bottom of our order is very strong so it could be them stepping up, it could be the middle, it could be the top.”Even if Michigan State gets some big hits, it’s vital for the OSU to keep its composure on the mound, Kovach Schoenly said. In the Buckeyes’ win over Pittsburgh, senior pitcher Shelby Hursh registered her 11th win and had eight strikeouts, six of which were the final out of the inning. “If she could do that every inning, that would make me happy,” Kovach Schoenly said. “I think she’s starting to pitch some of the best she’s pitched in her career right now and I’m really proud of the way she’s handled the pressure.”Hursh is 11-4 with a 2.24 ERA (2.81 in conference). She has pitched in 97 innings and has five shutout victories.Michigan State junior pitcher Bridgette Rainey is 12-7 with a 4.32 ERA. Rainey has recorded 105 strikeouts in her 95.2 innings pitched so far this season.Last season, the Spartans made the trek to Columbus and took the series, 2-1. Now, the Buckeyes are looking to take back the series. “Our focus going into these games is definitely getting back to finding our competitive edge, finding that aggressiveness that we came out the beginning of the season with and getting back to our fundamentals defensively and offensively,” Gavin said. read more

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Report Barcelona and Neymar plot their reunion

first_imgNeymar’s representatives have reportedly met with Barcelona officials to plot a reunion for next summerThe Brazilian forward has been linked with a sensational return to Camp Nou, despite having only left in 2017 for a world record transfer fee of €220m to Paris Saint-Germain.However, Neymar is understood to be unsettled with life at the French capital with reports in Spain suggesting that he’s become “desperate” to rejoin Barcelona.Now Mundo Deportivo reports that Neymar continues to plot his way back to Catalonia by offering himself to Barcelona.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.Latest news on Catalunya Ràdio claims that Barcelona’s South American scout André Cury met with Neymar’s entourage over Christmas in Brazil to discuss his possible return.Aside from that, the report adds that Cury was also seen with the renown football agent Pini Zahavi – who was the man who brokered Neymar’s record transfer to PSG in the first place.Álvaro Costa, a close friend of Neymar’s, was also present at the meeting as they begun to discuss a strategy for the 26-year-old’s return to Barcelona.Neymar scored 105 goals in 186 appearances for Barcelona between 2013 and 2017, where he won two La Liga titles along with three Copa del Reys and the Champions League in 2015.last_img read more

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BJP creates ruckus in Bihar Assembly over power tariff hike

first_imgOpposition BJP on Tuesday created ruckus in the Bihar Assembly over hike in electricity charges by 15 paisa per unit in urban areas and 10 paisa per unit in rural areas and urged the government to immediately roll back its decision.Leader of Opposition Nand Kishore Yadav cornered the Nitish Kumar government over the hike and sought immediate roll back of the increase in power rates. “When prices of coal and diesel are going down, the Bihar government has decided to raise power tariff,” he said. Yadav rubbished the argument that the hike was needed to narrow the gap of loss to power companies and said their loss was basically due to “inefficiency” to bring down transmission and distribution losses to the tune of 44 per cent.The Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission (BERC) on Monday approved an increase by 2.5 per cent across all categories of consumers except agriculture, public water works and street light consumers.last_img read more

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