The BC Oil and Gas Commission will be opening a new office in Dawson Creek.The office will house inspection staff and landowner assistance with extra room to grow.Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Blair Lekstrom says he was trying to get an office in the South Peace for some time.- Advertisement -He says planning for the office goes back one year and took a team effort to establish.
0Shares0000Mourinho played down expectations of Man Utd challenging champions Man City for the Premier League next season. © AFP / Ben STANSALLLONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 23 – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho admitted his side have little chance of catching Premier League champions Manchester City next season unless the standards set by Pep Guardiola’s side slip.Second-placed United trail City by 16 points with four games of the league season to go after Guardiola’s men kept up their chase of a series of Premier League records by thrashing Swansea 5-0 on Sunday. Mourinho believes United let crucial points slip away in defeats to West Brom, Huddersfield and Newcastle.However, the Portuguese coach reckons even if those errors are eradicated next season, it will be difficult to challenge for the title if free-spending City bolster their squad once more over the summer.“I think we should have eight, nine or 10 points more than we had,” said Mourinho after reaching the FA Cup final by beating Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 on Saturday.“It was not acceptable the last defeat (to West Brom), not acceptable the performance at Huddersfield, not acceptable the performance at Newcastle, so we lost a few matches where we should do better.“Can we improve next season? Let’s try. Can Manchester City keep this level or improve this level? Only they can say.“If they have the team they have, and they are going to invest on the top of the team they have, of course it’s going to be difficult.”United have spent hundreds of millions themselves since Mourinho took charge just under two years ago, splashing a then world record £89 million fee for Paul Pogba in 2016 and beating City to the signature of Alexis Sanchez in January by reportedly making the Chilean the highest paid player in Premier League history.However, Mourinho hinted at only minor alterations to his squad this summer to replace the retiring Michael Carrick and Marouane Fellaini, whose contract expires in June.“We are going to improve the basics to improve our squad. We need to find a replacement for Michal Carrick, if Felliani leaves, we need to find a replacement for Felliani,” added Mourinho.“We believe that more than spend, spend, spend (it) is more (about) the evolution of our players.“We have some young players who need to get with both hands opportunities for their evolution.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)
Paulo Dybala 1 Juventus have held talks with Arsenal and Tottenham target Paulo Dybala about a summer move, according to reports in Italy.The striker has been in fine form this season, scoring 11 goals in 22 Serie A appearances and helping Palermo to 8th in the table.The Argentine’s performances have seen him compared to fellow countryman Sergio Aguero and attracted the interest of several clubs.Arsenal and Tottenham were linked with January swoops, while Barcelona and Manchester City are the latest sides to be touted as a possible destination for the 21-year-old.However, according to Sport Mediaset, Juventus have now held talks with Dybala’s representatives over a move this summer.The Serie A champions are desperate to bolster their ranks and are hoping to beat the summer scramble for the youngster by opening talks now.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The winner will face Republican Michael Agbaba and Libertarian Steve Myers, the only candidates for their parties’ nominations. Frommer, a Glendale Democrat who has been the area’s assemblyman since 2000, is leaving office because he has served the three terms allowed under California law. In the southwest San Fernando Valley, the 41st District seat is being vacated by Fran Pavley, D-Woodland Hills, who has also served the maximum three terms. Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District board president Julia Brownley was ahead of Calabasas City Councilman Barry Groveman in a five-person race for the Democratic district nomination, according to partial returns. Tony Dolz was ahead of Adriana Van Hemert for the Republican nomination. PALMDALE – Assemblywoman Sharon Runner held a strong lead over Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford’s primary challenge to her re-election in incomplete returns Tuesday night. Ledford challenged Runner for the Republican nomination for the 36th District seat, in which Runner is finishing her second term representing the Antelope and Victor valleys. The Republican primary winner will face Palmdale School District trustee Bo Bynum, a Democrat, in November. In the Democratic primary race for the 43rd District seat being vacated by Assembly majority leader Dario Frommer, Burbank school board member Paul Krekorian was ahead of Glendale City Councilman Frank Quintero. In the 39th Assembly District, state Sen. Richard Alarc n, D-Van Nuys, is the only candidate from any party. He is termed-out of his state senate office and will fill the seat held by Assemblywoman Cindy Monta ez, D-Mission Hills, who is running for Alarc n’s Senate seat. In the 38th Assembly District representing Santa Clarita and the northern San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita City Councilman Cameron Smythe was ahead for the Republican nomination and Lyn Shaw was ahead among Democrats. The district seat is being vacated by Keith Richman.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
SOCCER: Finn Harps FC striker Garbhan Friel has decided to quit the club after struggling to make an impact at Finn Park. Garbhan Friel was signed by James Gallagher in early 2011, but he left when in June after Gallagher was relived of his duties in April that year.Friel then went on to become a prolific striker at Cockhill Celtic. Friel regularly blasted in over twenty goals a season and helped Donal O’Brien’s side to multiple league and cup successes.That form prompted Ollie Horgan to re-sign Friel in January this year.However, Friel has found playing time hard to come by and was mostly used off the bench by Horgan.He only made a couple of starts and failed to find the net for Horgan’s side. The recent signing of Nathan Boyle pushed Friel further down the pecking order and he has decided to leave the club.Friel has been linked with a move back to Cockhill Celtic, but it has also been rumoured a number of clubs in the Irish League are keen to acquire his services.Harps still don’t know if they have a fixture this weekend.They’re scheduled to face UCD on Sunday, but the students are in Europa League action again on Thursday night and whether or not they face Harps depends on what result they get tonight.SOCCER: BLOW FOR FINN HARPS AS GARBHAN FRIEL QUITS was last modified: July 22nd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Finn Harps FCGAAGarbhan FrielnewsSport
Michael, right, with the cup after leading his team to success in the Crowley Cup.A young Letterkenny footballer, Michael Herrity, has captained the University of Ulster Coleraine to victory in The Crowley cup at the University of Ulster in Coleraine.The tournament took place this weekend in the Coleraine university campus and teams from UCC, Queens, Maynooth, UL and DCU all took part in the tournament.Coleraine drew 0-0 with Queens in their first game and went on to beat Cork 2-0 in their second game on Friday. On Saturday morning they won 3-0 against DCU in the semi bringing them through to the final where they faced Cork again and won the cup with the final score being 3-0.Michael, who is the son of Paul and Patricia Herrity from Killylastin, said he was delighted at the honour.Michael and players celebrate.DONEGAL SOCCER STAR LEADS UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER TO CUP SUCCESS was last modified: March 31st, 2014 by StephenShare 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:letterkennyMichael HerritysoccerUniversity of Ulster
The European Union says its member states must do more to digitize Europe’s cultural heritage and not simply leave that work to the private sector. To do otherwise, suggests a recently commissioned report, could steer Europe away from a digital Renaissance and “into a digital dark age.” The report by the “Comité des Sages” was delivered to the European Commission earlier this week and calls for continued development of Europeana, the portal to Europe’s digital libraries, as well as for efforts to expand access to public domain material. EU member states must ensure that all material that’s digitized with public funding is available online and that all public domain masterpieces are available via Europeana by 2016. Works that are still covered by copyright but are no longer distributed commercially need to be brought online as well, and if the rights holders do not do so, cultural institutions must have the opportunity to digitize the material and make it available to the public.“We are of the opinion that the public sector has the primary responsibility for making our cultural heritage accessible and preserving it for future generations,” the report argues. “This responsibility for and control over Europe’s heritage cannot be left to one or a few market players, although we strongly encourage the idea of bringing more private investments and companies into the digitisation arena through a fair and balanced partnership.”That’s an oblique reference to Google, whose efforts to digitize the world’s books have caused some concerns in Europe over copyright issues and licensing agreements. The report notes that Google has digitized about 15 million of the world’s 130 million unique books and has entered into exclusivity agreements with some institutions. The report urges agreements of this sort between the private sector and public cultural institutions to be made public, with the preferential use for the digitized material to be kept to a maximum of seven years.The report does recognize the importance of these private efforts and says that EU member states need to find a way to match private investment and build partnerships with private companies. But as the report notes, “Can Europe afford to be inactive and wait, or leave it to one or more private players to digitise our common cultural heritage? Our answer is a resounding ‘no’.”Photo credits: Trinity College Library via Plants Need Water Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… audrey watters 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#E-Books#news#web
Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now The words “create value” are used so often and in so many different contexts that it can be challenging to know what it means—or what you are supposed to do to create value. I have written about something I called Level 4 Value Creation to describe a way of thinking about creating the highest level of value possible for your clients and dream clients by focusing on their strategic outcomes. I did my best to make it practical and tactical, but there are limits to the size and scope of a book.Win customers away from your competition. Check out Eat Their LunchI am going to start with broad intentions and outcomes, going from general to specific.First PrinciplesValue is in the eyes of the beholder—or the recipient, for our purposes here. You have the right to develop a theory as to what should be valuable for another person, but they possess the right to determine their worth. Because perceptions about value vary, you may have to explain why your dream client should perceive the value in the way you view it.The person receiving the value needs to be better off in some way having received it. If the person is no better off having received the attempted value creation, it is not value.Value exists on a continuum. Some things are more valuable than others. My view of this continuum of value in sales is 1: Product Value, 2: Experience Value, 3: Tangible results, and 4: Strategic Value.Value has a contextual component, meaning something that might have been valuable in the past may not be helpful in the future. Something that would be valuable in one circumstance might be less useful when the conditions are different.Value creation tends to degrade over time; it has a half-life. The value you created in the past is not likely to be as valuable to your clients as the value you create now.Value creation may also build on prior value. It is possible to create an upward spiral of higher value over time.The greater the value you create, the more relevant you will be to your clients and your dream clients. An inability to create value will make you irrelevant.Value creation is found in your understanding. It is as much in your learning as it is your teaching. While it is important you help your clients discover something about themselves, it’s equally (or more) important that you allow them to educate you if you want to create a preference.Value Creation: In IdeasOne of the ways we create value is with ideas. This is why sharing the slide deck with your company’s history, logos from all your well-known clients, and an exhaustive list of products and services, does not create much value (unless your client is sincerely interested in learning more about your company.Ideas that help your client understand why they are struggling to produce the results they need: When you can explain to your client or prospect why they are not able to achieve the results they need, you have created value by educating them.Ideas that help your client understand what is possible: There is a better state available, but your client may not be aware of what that better start is—or how to get there (which will give more attention in the next point). Sharing ideas about what is possible is value creation.Ideas about how to get to a better future state: The value of your dream client knowing why they are struggling to produce results followed by what the future state might look like leads to the value of understanding how to generate those better results.Ideas that help prepare your client for the future: One of the areas where clients perceive value is your keeping them abreast of what’s coming in the future and how they might need to prepare themselves. If you want to be a trusted advisor, you have to be vigilant and protect your clients from harm.The reasons listed here are why nurturing your dream clients over time provides them value and increases their willingness to explore change with you.Value Creation: In Providing AdviceIdeas and advice are different. The word consultative may not mean what you think it means. While “being consultative” does suggest something about your bedside manner, what it means is that you tell people what to do, you advise, you offer counsel.Advice on following a process that will produce better results: In The Lost Art of Closing, I wrote a chapter on Controlling the Process. In that chapter, I made the case that one should guide their clients through the sales conversation, helping them make and keep commitments. The advice you offer here is value when it prevents your client from making mistakes that hurt their chances of producing the better results they need.No more pushy sales tactics. The Lost Art of Closing shows you how to proactively lead your customer and close your sales. Advice on what your client needs to change: The very heart of selling is making a change. In The Only Sales Guide You’ll Ever Need, I included a chapter on managing change. You create value when you advise your client on the things they need to different to produce a better result.Learn Anthony’s core strategies & tactics for sales success at any level with The Only Sales Guide You’ll Ever NeedAdvice on when and how to change: Telling your dream client how to change is valuable when your client has a gap in understanding what they need to do to produce whatever outcome they are chasing. Telling them when to change is also value creation, especially when you are proactive enough to provide that advice before what they are doing harms them.Advice on trade-offs, choices, and decisions: Your subject matter expertise, business acumen, and situational knowledge combine to allow you to guide with the value of knowing what trade-offs your client might need to make, what choice they should consider, and what decisions they should make.Value Creation: In ExecutionThere is value in assisting your client with the execution of everything above. If your client struggles to execute, you create value by providing it.Execution as a pair of hands: Sometimes, what your client needs is a pair of hands to do some work they can’t do because they lack resources. In some circumstances, it means doing something for your client. In other situations, you will recognize this as outsourcing, taking over all the work for them to produce a result that can’t or don’t want to do.Execution in delivering results: You create value when you provide the results you sell. You eliminate value when you don’t (along with your client’s trust—and their future business). Better execution is more valuable to your clients. They also find more strategic outcomes more valuable.Execution and accountability: You create value by owning the outcomes you sell, taking responsibility for producing results, ensuring your team resolves your client’s issues. You also create value by mitigating any challenges by being resourceful and solving problems. You own the outcomes, but your team owns the transactions, which means you are accountable for your organization.There is more to say about execution and results. In part, it may be made up solving problems and eliminating challenges. It might also be made up of taking advantage of opportunities. Some issues are small, making the value creation equally small. Other problems and challenges are enormous, and solving them creates massive value. Opportunities also exist on a similar continuum.Value Creation: In ContextAn important consideration is the context in which you are trying to create value. The idea of context suggests one needs and other-orientation.Value in understanding what your client needs to know now: You need to be able to recognize where your client is now to understand what they need to know. It is okay to have a theory, and it is okay to be wrong. However, if you want to create value, helping your client learn what they need to know is a good starting point.Value in understanding the context in which you are offering advice: There is a reason we explore change with our clients to know what they need, why they need it, and what the best choices are for them specifically. You create value when you match your advice to the client, getting things right—something difficult to do if you don’t spend time learning from them as well as teaching.Methods of ValueThere are several ways you can create value for your clients and your dream clients.Inform: Providing information that helps your client understand something they want or need to learn is value.Educate: Teaching your client something they need to learn is a form of value creation. You create even greater value when your client wants to learn.Inspire: I am using the word “inspire” in a particular way here. If you believe selling is about helping people change in a way that improves their lives and their businesses as I do, then helping them believe it is necessary to change and take action is value creation.Entertain: You can improve how you create value by using methods that engage the people for whom you are creating value in a way that makes it easier to deal with the challenges of changing.On Being a Value CreatorIf you want to create value for others, the ideas here will give you a framework for thinking and acting in ways that others will perceive as value. If you want to produce better results for yourself and your clients, and if you’re going to do work that is purposeful and meaningful, there is not anything that does more for you than doing more for others.Being a value creator is a choice. It is a personal decision you make. Only others can determine whether what you do is valuable to them or not. You alone can decide to do what is necessary to produce some result that might make them believe you are a value creator.
View comments NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Khairul Jantan of Malaysia wins 100m dash. Eric Cray of the Philippines (right) comes in second. Photo from @KL2017 Twitter/MASOCKUALA LUMPUR — Nineeteen-year-old Khairul Jantan of Malaysia stunned Filipino defending champion Eric Cray to capture the men’s 100-meter dash Tuesday night in the 29th Southeast Asian Games.Cray, who ran in the 400m hurdles just one hour before the century dash final, stumbled across the finish line in an attempt to catch up with hometown bet who clearly got there first.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo READ: SEA Games: Cray strikes gold in 400m hurdlesJantan clocked 10.38 seconds, while Cray wound up with a time of 10.43 to settle for silver in the event that he won two years ago in Singapore.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingJantan and Cray figured in a head-to-head battle but the Malaysian soon established a half-stride lead going into the last 10 meters.READ: Cray wins 400m hurdles by a nose with focus on century dash MOST READ Cray wins 400m hurdles by a nose with focus on century dash Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Obviously, Cray was too tired to put in his 100 percent as he was still recovering the 400m hurdles that he won.Zion Corrales Nelson didn’t place in the women’s century, an event the Philippines won in 2015 through Kayla Richardson who opted to concentrate on 200m and relays.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR LATEST STORIES Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim
TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say DONE DEAL: Rochdale sign Wolves defender Ethan Ebanks-Landellby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveRochdale have signed Wolves defender Ethan Ebanks-Landell on loan until the end of the season.Ebanks-Landell, 26, has played 50 times for Wolves since his debut in their League One-winning 2013-14 season.He has also had loan spells with Bury, Sheffield United as well as MK Dons.Rochdale boss Keith Hill said, “He’s of a young age but he has already experienced League One football,” said Hill.“He’s had promotion with Sheffield United and was involved in a relegation battle with MK Dons last season.“We see in Ethan the attributes that we need as a football team and a football club. He fits my DNA – it’s a good acquisition.”