The Phone Is Still the Very Best Tool for Booking Appointments.

first_imgFirst, there is no other medium that allows you to convert your confidence that you can create value for your dream client should they agree to meet with you. Your confidence doesn’t come across the same way in an email. Email asks tend to be sterile, devoid of emotion, or too cute for their own good.Second, and equally important, is the fact that the communication is asynchronous. You can respond to your dream client’s questions and concerns, concerns they are likely to express as a method of getting you off their phone. Because you are on the phone, you have a shot at resolving that concern (provided you have the confidence). An email can be deleted or ignored. Any attempt to resolve a concern can feel like you are arguing.Third, the key to obtaining commitments is trading enough value in exchange for the time you are requesting. Offers that are spoken with confidence that they deliver value seem to be more effective than offers made over email. If the value proposition for the meeting isn’t exactly right, you have a chance to remedy that with an improvement to your pitch. When what you are selling is a meeting, there must be something that makes it worthwhile for your prospective client.Finally, your voice is unique to you. It can identify you, transforming you from a first and last name into a human being. Not only can the client hear your voice, they can get a sense of you as a person, what we might call your real voice, or personality if you are willing and able to share that over the phone. All these things are made more difficult over email.Email is about efficiency. But results in prospecting don’t easily lend themselves to improved efficiency. Results tend to follow effectiveness. If one medium is more effective, using it more often is a better choice than looking for shortcuts.last_img read more

Ceres Negros tackles Shan United XI at home

first_imgEbondo saves Scorpions from Heavy Bombers View comments Read Next Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa LATEST STORIES BACOLOD CITY—Philippines Football League champion Ceres Negros seeks to keep top spot as it clashes against Myanmar’s Shan United in Group F of the AFC Cup on Tuesday at Panaad Stadium here.Held to a 1-1 draw by Home United a week ago in Singapore, the Busmen hope to rediscover their lethal form against the Burmese champions who are coming off a 2-1 away win over Boeung Ket in Phnom Penh.ADVERTISEMENT Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon Citycenter_img With only the top team guaranteed of making the next round, every game counts for the Busmen who have four points just like Home, but own a superior goal difference.Ceres struggled to put away Shan United before winning on penalties in the AFC Champions League preliminary stage in January.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Busmen are aware of the threat posed by Shan United and coach Risto Vidakovic was quick to remind his players that a repeat of the performance against Home last week may not be enough to get a result at Panaad.Fortunately for the Busmen, they’ve been almost unstoppable at home in the continental competition, losing only once in the last three years. “Every game is different and it’s also important,” said Vidakovic. “We cant afford to be overconfident just like what happened last week.”Meanwhile, Global Cebu collides with Group G leader Yangon United at Thuwunna Stadium also on Tuesday in Yangon.The Cebu side leaned on an impressive performance from Patrick Deyto to preserve a 1-1 draw against Indonesian side Bali United last week at Rizal Memorial Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s weddinglast_img read more

Serie A 2019-20, AS Roma vs Napoli LIVE Streaming: When and Where to Watch Online, TV Telecast, Team News

first_imgAS Roma will host Napoli on Saturday at the Stadio Olimpico for their 11th Serie A game of the season. Roma, who are currently on the fourth spot with 19 points, will look to win three points and move a place up in the standings. Napoli, who are sixth on the table, will also go for a win in order to overtake Roma.Both the sides are coming into this match on a five-match unbeaten streak, where the hosts have won three and drawn two while the visitors have won and drawn the rest. The Serie A AS Roma vs Napoli fixture is scheduled to start at 7:30PM. In their previous match, Roma kept a clean sheet with a 4-0 win over Udinese. Napoli, on the other hand, were held to a 2-2 draw by Atlanata in their last outing. Napoli have kept AS Roma on the ropes in their recent fixtures, coming out victorious in their last three away Serie A games.Serie A 2019-20 Roma possible starting line-up Napoli: Lopez; Santon, Smalling, Cetin, Kolarov; Veretout, Mancini; Zaniolo, Pastore, Kluivert; DzekoSerie A 2019-20 Napoli possible starting line-up vs Roma: Meret; Di Lorenzo, Koulibaly, Maksimovic, Rui; Callejon, Zielinski, Ruiz, Lozano; Milik, MertensWhat time is kick-off?Serie A 2019-20 AS Roma vs Napoli will kick off at 7:30PM IST on Saturday and will be played at Stadio Olimpico.What TV channel is it on?Sony has the rights to broadcast Serie A in India. AS Roma vs Napoli will be LIVE on Sony Ten 2 SD and HD on Thursday.How can I stream it?The Serie A 2019-20 AS Roma vs Napoli live stream will be available on Sony LIV app in India for premium users. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. as romafootballItalyNapoli First Published: November 2, 2019, 4:46 PM ISTlast_img read more

Still game on for Team Singapore despite SEA Games woes

first_imgLATEST STORIES She was speaking on the sidelines of Saturday’s official flag presentation ceremony for Singapore contingents to the SEA Games, Winter Youth Olympic Games 2020 and Asean Para Games 2020.Daily hours-long traffic jams on Manila’s congested roads are the “main concern”, said Seow, 47, at the Festive Plaza at Our Tampines Hub.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceAccording to traffic navigation app Waze, motorists took about 4.9 minutes to drive one kilometer in Metro Manila in September.“Of course, we are worried but because the transport is done by the organizers, as long as our athletes are on the transport, we don’t have to worry about them,” said Seow. What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? 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Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Rice industry paralysis The 28-year-old is targeting medals in his three events – men’s singles and team, and mixed team.Singapore will field the largest away Games contingent, with 666 athletes across 48 sports.At the last edition in Kuala Lumpur, the athletes achieved a record away haul of 58 gold, 58 silver and 72 bronze medals.Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, Grace Fu, who was the guest of honor yesterday, said: “We are very excited to send the largest team away this SEA Games.“More than half of them are actually debutants, so we’re very glad that they have the chance to participate in one of the most important Games in the region.“The events are quite different from 2017, so we’re keeping our hopes up for them to do their best… and improve on themselves.”For the first time, Singapore will be sending two athletes to next year’s Winter Youth Olympics in Lausanne – short track speed skater and flag-bearer Alyssa Pok and ice hockey player Matthew Hamnett, both 15.Shuttler Tay Wei Ming will lead a contingent of 61 at the Asean Para Games next January. MOST READ Priority legislation in the 18th Congress Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ SEA Games flag-bearer Samuel Kang waving the flag at the flag presentation ceremony for Singapore athletes at Our Tampines Hub yesterday. Looking on (from left) are Winter Youth Olympics 2020 chef de mission Joanne Kyra Loo, SEA Games 2019 chef de mission Juliana Seow, Singapore National Olympic Council president Tan Chuan-Jin (partly hidden), Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Grace Fu and Asean Para Games 2020 chef de mission Eric Tseng. ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERNWith less than three weeks to the SEA Games in the Philippines, the organizers are grappling with a number of issues – ranging from uncompleted facilities to information technology (IT) problems and headaches caused by the notorious traffic snares in Manila.However, Singapore’s chef de mission Juliana Seow is optimistic that the Nov 30-Dec 11 biennial Games will proceed as planned, promising that “we will work with the Philippines to try to have the best SEA Games ever”.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH PLAY LIST 05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:50Trending Articles03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games English women attract record crowd but lose to Germany The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, an agency that manages traffic, said it will implement a stop-and-go traffic scheme along its highways and major roads to allow vehicles carrying athletes and officials to travel smoothly between the venues.Media reports this month also highlighted IT issues that could affect the Games experience for fans, as the lack of network infrastructure and connectivity at the venues could hinder real-time updates of results and medal standings during the events.Singapore squash’s gold-medal hopes were also dealt a blow, after organizers scrapped all doubles events on Tuesday as the jumbo doubles court at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex will not be completed in time for the tournament. Singapore is the defending champions of the men’s and women’s jumbo doubles.Singapore’s flag-bearer, Samuel Kang, who won the men’s jumbo doubles at the last Games in 2017, was disappointed to see his event axed.He added: “We can’t really control that. What we have control over is our preparation, and that’s going well at the moment.”ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Manchester United F.C. appoint Michael Carrick as captain

first_imgFollowing former Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney’s exit to his childhood club Everton, the former English Premier League (EPL) champions have named veteran England footballer Michael Carrick as their new captain.”Michael Carrick is the new captain of Manchester United,” the club announced in a statement on Tuesday.The 35-year-old, who has made 314 appearances for Manchester United, said he never thought of achieving so much with the club.”It feels great and it is such a huge honour to captain such a great club, It is my 12th year now and I came as a 25-year-old. I never thought I could be here for so long and achieve so much,” Carrick said.”Now, to lead the boys and look after the young boys, to guide them in some ways, it is a nice thing and a real pleasure. I came to this club as a footballer and I am now a huge fan. I have grown to love the club over the years and to be in this position is very special for me,” he added.Having won the English Premier League title five times with Manchester United since 2006, Michael admitted he would like to lead his team by example.”I am not like that. I will speak when I need to speak, but I am quite laid back and chilled out really. I will try to lead by example” he said.Carrick has also won the Community Shield six times and Champions League and Europa League once each with the club.advertisementWatch our new captain’s reaction! Celebrate the news with a night of @Carras16 programming on #MUTV: https://t.co/fXisAc1Uuy pic.twitter.com/aWK4yL9y2j- Manchester United (@ManUtd) July 11, 2017last_img read more

a month agoAndy Carroll delighted to be fully fit and back at Newcastle

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Andy Carroll delighted to be fully fit and back at Newcastleby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveAndy Carroll is delighted to be fully fit and back at Newcastle United.Carroll is desperate to make up for lost time and prove the doubters wrong.He said, “When I left Newcastle I was enjoying my football. I was scoring goals. Yes, it’s been pretty tough since.“I’ve grown up massively. I’ve made mistakes in the past but I now know what life is all about.” last_img

East Bengal exploring Barcelona tie-up possibility

first_img Indo Asian News Agency KolkataApril 25, 2019UPDATED: April 25, 2019 18:06 IST East Bengal (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSEast Bengal is in talks with Spanish giants FC Barcelona for tie-upEast Bengal might recruit more players from Spain in next I-League seasonEast Bengal had missed the I-League title after losing to Chennai City FCI-League heavyweights East Bengal are exploring the possibility of a tie-up with Spanish giants FC Barcelona, the club said in a social media statement.”Senior officials of the Spanish giants, FC Barcelona and Quess East Bengal Football Club team, met to explore the possibility of an association between the two clubs. The meeting facilitated by Rakuten, the global innovation partner and sponsor of FC Barcelona, was held at Quess House in Bengaluru. Rakuten is incidentally advising FCB on expanding its footprint worldwide,” East Bengal FC chairman Ajit Isaac said in a statement.East Bengal, who narrowly missed the I-League title and finished runners-up behind Chennai City FC, recently handed Spanish coach Alejandro Menendez, a former Real Madrid youth academy coach, a two-year contract extension.The red and golds are also willing to recruit a few more players from Spain next season.According to sources, the details are yet to be chalked out with club officials saying the association is still at an early stage.A few years ago, East Bengal had been in talks with Real Madrid for a likely association at academy level, but that did not see the light of the day eventually.East Bengal did not take part in the Super Cup recently and have been showcaused by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) with other six I-League clubs who boycotted the season-ending cup competition.Also Read | IPL 2019: Royal Challengers Bangalore lose Dale Steyn to shoulder injuryAlso Read | IPL 2019: Virat Kohli mocks R Ashwin over Mankading in explosive send-offAlso SeeadvertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow East BengalFollow I LeagueFollow BarcelonaFollow Real Madrid East Bengal exploring Barcelona tie-up possibilityEast Bengal had been in talks with another Spanish football club Real Madrid for a likely association at academy level, but that did not see the light of the day eventually.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

European Central Bank holds rates as uncertainties grow

FRANKFURT — The European Central Bank has left its policy promises and interest rates unchanged as it weighs looming risks to the economy from Brexit and trade disputes.The bank, the chief monetary authority for the 19 European Union countries that use the euro as their currency, is facing a conundrum: sagging trade and manufacturing are slowing the economy, though an improving jobs market is propping it up.The ECB has joined the U.S. Federal Reserve in pausing the withdrawal of stimulus measures deployed over a decade to bounce back from the global financial crisis, as central bankers around the world ponder which way the economy is headed. The Fed has already started raising rates but has backed off plans for further rate increases in 2019.The ECB’s 25-member governing council was content to stand pat on Thursday, making no changes to its short policy statement. The bank took several steps to support the economy on March 7. Those including extending the date for the earliest interest rate increase to the end of the year and a promise of a new round of cheap loans for banks to help boost their ability to lend to businesses and support growth.Analysts are waiting to hear ECB President Mario Draghi speak at a post-meeting news conference, searching for hints about whether the bank will add more supportive steps in coming months.Some analysts think the bank may eventually push back the earliest date for a first interest rate increase, which currently is not before the end of this year.The bank could also take steps to ease the side effects from its negative rate on deposits it takes from banks. The rate is currently at minus 0.4%, a penalty aimed at discouraging banks from leaving unused funds piled up at the central bank and to take the risk of lending the money instead. Draghi said on March 27 that the bank was looking at ways to mitigate the side effects on bank finances of that particular stimulus measure, but did not accept that the negative rate inevitably hurts bank profits.One way to ease the pain for banks would be to apply the negative rate only to deposits over a certain level. That could help avoid spooking markets by raising the negative rate outright at a time when the ECB is trying to reassure markets that it is not going to prematurely withdraw stimulus at a time of heightened uncertainty.The European economy slowed at the end of last year, held back by weakness in Germany due to troubles in the auto industry and low river levels that blocked transport and hurt production. Several economists see things improving this year — if trade and Brexit risks do not hurt growth. The European Commission forecasts growth of 1.3% for all of 2019. Unemployment is down to 7.8% from a peak of 12.1% in 2013, helping domestic demand for goods and services.Threats to the eurozone were underlined Tuesday when the International Monetary Fund cut its forecast for global growth this year to 3.3% from 3.5%.Slowing trade is a factor. Business confidence has been hurt by uncertainty over whether the US and China will settle their trade disputes or add more tariffs on goods.Another key risk is whether Britain will make a messy exit from the European Union without approval on a withdrawal deal to smooth the process. That could disrupt flows of parts and goods. European leaders were due to meet Wednesday to discuss a possible extension to Britain’s departure, currently slated for 11 p.m. British time on Friday if no extension is agreed.David McHugh, The Associated Press read more

UN envoy to Haiti says peacekeeping mission must revive economy

“The mission of MINUSTAH is security, as the UN Security Council has underscored,” Juan Gabriel Valdés told a news conference in the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, after five days of traversing the country. “It is also a mission which, through the security perspective, is going to re-launch economic activities, thus opening job opportunities.”It is a mission which will be able to re-launch a legitimate political system, as well as an electoral process. It is also a means of helping Haitians resolve their immediate daily problems.”Asked his plans for disarming those combatants who were refusing to give up their weapons, he said the process would take some time, given the complexity of the problem.He added, however, “Disarmament will take place and our task is to advance along that path.”Mr. Valdés said he had to leave soon for Argentina, where he has been the Chilean ambassador and where he had to wrap up his work. He would return to Haiti on 16 August. read more

UN Childrens Fund helps repatriate underage camel jockeys to Bangladesh

The first group of under-age Bangladeshi camel jockeys, some only four years old, trafficked to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) or sent there to earn money for their families, has been repatriated with the support of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). “The priority for these children now is that they be rehabilitated and reintegrated into the family, their local communities and Bangladesh society,” UNICEF country representative Morten Giersing said, greeting the 36 youngsters at Zia International airport after their flight from Abu Dhabi. “Their safety and well-being is our focus now.” In May the UAE Government banned camel racing with under-age jockeys – that is, children under the age of 16. Most of these children received little or no pay, had no access to education, were starved before races to keep their weight down and were separated from family and culture. They are aged between 4 and 15. With UNICEF support, the Bangladeshi Government began making appropriate arrangements for their repatriation. More than 150 children remain in the UAE and the Agency is working with officials in both countries to repatriate them as soon as possible. “It was extremely important that the preparedness activities and verification process be thorough and exhaustive to ensure the right children were identified and helped. UNICEF provided technical and advisory and financial support to the Government of Bangladesh throughout this process,” Mr. Giersing said. UNICEF was instrumental in establishing The Committee on Children involved in Camel Racing comprised of members from the Agency itself, the Government, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the inter-governmental International Organisation for Migration (IOM). read more

Greek Turkish Cypriot leaders to kick start peace talks

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greek Cypriots unveiled measures to boost trust across the ethnically divided island, and announced that rival leaders would hold their first meeting in months on May 2.Peace talks between Cyprus’s estranged Greek and Turkish communities stalled last October, and Saturday’s meeting will be the first since moderate Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci swept to power in elections on April 26.Cypriot President Nikos Anastasiades, who attends peace talks in his capacity as leader of Greek Cypriots, said he would offer “unilateral confidence building measures” to Turkish Cypriots to boost negotiations.“It is my strong conviction that a climate of trust should be created which will assist (peace) negotiations,” he said in a statement.Confidence building measures included the handover of maps detailing the location of 28 mine fields the Greek Cypriot military laid before a 1974 war which now fall in Turkish Cypriot-controlled territory.It would also cede the administration of Turkish Cypriot places of worship now in the Greek Cypriot south to Efkaf, a Turkish Cypriot religious foundation and trust, Anastasiades said.Akinci, a moderate, swept to victory in Turkish Cypriot leadership elections on April 26, pledging fresh impetus in solving a conflict which has split the island for decades. He will be sworn in as president of the breakaway state in the Turkish-occupied part of the island on April 30.Heralded as a force for change, he has already irked Ankara for appearing to distance Turkish Cypriots from Turkish influence.The breakaway state is recognised only by Ankara, and the government that Anastasiades leads is recognised internationally as the only legal authority on the island.Cyprus was split in a 1974 Turkish invasion triggered by a brief Greek inspired coup.The United Nations, which has overseen past rounds of peace negotiations on reuniting the island as a federation, say they are hopeful talks can resume next month. Source: Reuterslast_img read more

Higuain keen on Milan stay after goal heroics

first_imgGonzalo Higuain dedicated his goal to Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso and pledged his future to the club after netting the winner in their recent encounterHiguain has been on a barren run since October 28 but masterminded the winner n a 2-1 result against SPAL that many believe would ensure the stay of Gattuso at the club.“It was an important goal and three fundamental points after all we’ve wasted before, but now we can have a rest with our families,” the striker told Football Italia.Just before the goal, Pipita had been booed by the San Siro fans for his sluggish performance and evident lack of confidence, increasing the speculation of an imminent Chelsea move.Gonzalo Higuain, Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusHiguain is glad of Juve return and reunited with Ronaldo George Patchias – September 12, 2019 Gonzalo Higuain is happy he returned to Juventus and has the opportunity to be reunited with Cristiano Ronaldo.The Argentine spent last season on loan…“It’s natural the fans expect more from me. I came to Milan because I was convinced by the project here and I want to continue like this.“Gattuso has always supported me and above all been honest. This goal is for him.”Milan had Suso sent off and he’ll, therefore, be suspended for the Italian Super Cup clash with Juventus.“Now we’ve got the Supercoppa, it’s the first trophy of the season and we want to win.”last_img read more

Playboy is Up for Sale Sources Say

first_img The move comes in the midst of an identity crisis for the 62-year-old men’s lifestyle brand. Average circulation has slid from over three million in 2005 to just over 750,000 last year, according to the Alliance for Audited Media (AAM). The shift to a potential sale marks the continuation of a difficult few months for men’s magazines. 2015 saw the end of both Condé Nast’s Details and Bauer’s FHM, and Maxim has been in a state of near-constant flux since being purchased by entrepeneur Sardar Biglari in 2014. In October, Playboy announced the decision to cut nudity from its print edition, repeating a similar move it had made on its website that dropped the average age of its audience considerably and increased traffic by 400 percent. The Wall Street Journal reports that Playboy earned $38 million in revenue from media last year, and another $55 million through licensing agreements allowing third parties to use the brand’s recognizable bunny logo. The company also owns the famous Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles, which was put up for sale for $200 million last week.  The revamped print edition, featuring an increased trim size and heavier paper stock, debuted in March with a Snapchat-inspired cover—a not-so-subtle attempt at catching the eyes of male millennials. Just weeks after the debut of its revamped, nudity-free print edition, Playboy is up for sale. Investment bank Moelis & Co. is advising Playboy on the potential sale, according to WSJ. Citing people familiar with the situation, The Wall Street Journal reports today that Playboy Enterprises’ principle stakeholders, founder Hugh Hefner and private equity firm Rizvi Traverse Management, are exploring a sale that those same sources—who may or may not be within the company—speculate could bring in more than $500 million at auction. “You’re now one click away from every sex act imaginable for free,” Playboy CEO, Scott Flanders, who took over for Hefner’s daughter Christie in 2009, told the New York Times. “It’s just passé at this juncture.”last_img read more

The Wilmington Insider For June 14 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Thursday, June 14, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: Increasing clouds, with a high near 80. West wind 9 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.At Wilmington Town Hall: The Wilmington Recreation Commission meets at 5pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.In The Community: The Wilmington Minutemen Co. is hosting its annual Flag Retirement Ceremony at 7pm at the Wilmington Minuteman HQ (intersection of Rte. 62 and Woburn St., behind the Harnden Tavern).For the past year, Wilmington Minutemen has been collecting unservicable U.S. Flags and will have a short ceremony to retire by burning torn and worn US Flags. If people have flags they would like to retire, everyone is encouraged to bring them to this event. This event is open to everyone, with a special invitation to the young organizations and youth in general.For more information, please call Company Sgt. Frank West at 978-658-1754.Worn flags can be dropped off for proper retirement year around at the Wilmington Post Office and Wilmington Town Hall.In The Community: Do you like to sing? Do you enjoy performing? Come join the Merrimack Valley Chorus at one of its regular weekly rehearsals. You just might discover a passion for a cappella singing, and you’ll also make some great new friends! Open rehearsals are every Thursday at 7pm at the Wilmington Arts Center (219 Middlesex Avenue).In The Community: The Town Beach is open today.  Lifeguards are on duty from 10am to 8pm. Admission is FREE for residents. Proof of residency is required. Learn more HERE.At The Library: Social Security: What You Need To Know at 7pm. [Learn more and register HERE.]At The Senior Center: Walking Group at 8am. Computer Class at 9:15am. Intermediate Bridge Group at 9:30am. Art Class at 10am. Aerobics at 10:30am. Knitting/Crocheting at 11am. Ceramics at 1pm. Game Day at 1pm. Stress Management at 1pm. [Learn more HERE.]At The Town Museum: The Wilmington Town Museum is open from 10am to 2pm.Live Music: Larry Gilbert performs at Rocco’s Restaurant & Bar (193 Main Street) beginning at 6pm. … Pianist Ricky Lauria performs at Tremezzo Ristorante (2 Lowell Street) beginning at 8pm.(NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. I may be able to update this post.)Like 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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPUBLIC INVITED: Wilmington Flag Retirement Ceremony To Be Held On June 14In “Community”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Friday, June 14, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”VIDEO: Watch Wilmington Minutemen’s Flag Retirement CeremonyIn “Video”last_img read more

Unextinguished campfire cause of McHugh Fire

first_imgThe Department of Natural Resources have determined that an unextinguished campfire was the cause of the McHugh fire that has been raging in Chugach State Park near South Anchorage since July 16th. According to a release sent out this afternoon, the fire began in an area not commonly used by hikers and not in an established campfire ring.Listen nowA helicopter dumps water from a “Bambi Bucket” to fight the McHugh fire on July 20, 2016. (Photo by Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage)The fire was most recently sized at 778 acres, down from a peak of 842 acres last week. The fire has been worked on over the last two weeks by not only firefighters from Alaska, but also by many flown up from the lower 48.The DNR announced in a release on Monday that the fire was contained, 35% of the containment from the fire department.These escaped campfires are preventable according to the Department of Natural Resources. They recommend that before leaving a campfire unattended, ensure it is fully extinguished by dousing with water, stirring and dousing again until no heat is present.last_img read more

No Virat Kohli but Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah in ICC Team

first_imgTwitterThe ICC, after the completion of the Cricket World Cup, have announced the Team of the Tournament. Only two Indians find a place in the XI and it doesn’t include the captain Virat Kohli. Opener Rohit Sharma, who scored five centuries in the tournament, and Jasprit Bumrah, whose primacy in the world of ODI bowling was once again proven, were part of the chosen group of players.Virat had an uncharacteristically underwhelming time in the event. Coming into the World Cup with 41 ODI centuries, just eight short of Sachin Tendulkar’s world record mark of 49, he failed to add any in the 10 matches that India played. There were some high-class fifties from Kohli but, surprisingly, he failed to convert any of them into three-figure scores. Rohit Sharma scored five hundreds in the tournamentTwitter/ICCRohit, on the other hand, hit a purple patch during the last month-and-a-half and seemed unstoppable. He equalled Sachin’s record of most World Cup hundreds – six – in less than half the matches that the master blaster took. He also raised the bar by scoring five centuries in one World Cup – an unprecedented achievement.Bumrah came into this tournament as the best limited-overs bowler in the world. And he cemented his reputation even further by impeccable performances in almost all the matches. If it wasn’t for him, India may well have suffered a humiliating loss against Afghanistan. In death overs, the Gujarat pacer demonstrated again and again that he is unmatched when it comes to keeping runs down in the final overs. Jasprit Bumrah was brilliant for India.Robert Cianflone/Getty ImagesThe winners of the tournament, England, had four players in the side – opener Jason Roy, all-rounder Ben Stokes, middle-order batsman Joe Root and their new pace sensation Jofra Archer. Runners-up New Zealand were represented by their captain Kane Williamson, who was also given the honour of being the skipper of this side, and speedster Lockie Ferguson. The latter proved to be a major force in the middle overs with his wicket-taking prowess.The other losing semi-finalist Australia also had two of their players in the line-up – wicket-keeper batsman Alex Carey and Mitchell Starc, the leading wicket-taker in the tournament.Only one player from a team that didn’t play the semis qualified for the XI – Shakib Al-Hasan. The Bangladesh all-rounder had an incredible tournament were he scored over 600 runs and took 11 wickets.Interestingly, there were no spinners in the XI apart from Shakib. The four frontline bowlers were all pacers and all capable of bowling at over 150/kph. This is a testament to the big role played by genuine speed in the tournament.Team of the Tournament: Jason Roy, Rohit Sharma, Kane Williamson (C), Joe Root, Shakib Al-Hasan, Ben Stokes, Alex Carey (WK), Mitchell Starc, Jofra Archer, Lockie Ferguson, Jasprit Bumrahlast_img read more

President PM mourn death of Ershad

first_imgPresident M Abdul Hamid (L) and prime minister Sheikh Hasina. BSS File PhotoPresident Abdul Hamid and prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of leader of the opposition in parliament and Jatiya Party chairman HM Ershad, reports UNB.In a condolence message, Sheikh Hasina recalled Ershad’s constructive role in parliament as the opposition leader.In separate messages, the president and the prime minister prayed for salvation of the departed soul and expressed deep sympathy to Ershad’s bereaved family members.The foreign minister, speaker, deputy speaker and the chief whip also mourned the death of former president of the country.The former president of Bangladesh and Jatiya Party chairman Hussain Mohammad Ershad breathed his last at Combined Military Hospital in Dhaka on Sunday morning. He was 89.JP presidium member and Ershad’s relative Khaled Akhter told Prothom Alo that the former president passed away around 7:45am.last_img read more