Developers begin work on 500MW, $2.2 billion wind farm off the French coast

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renewables Now:The developers of the 500-MW Fecamp offshore wind project today announced the launch of the construction process, having closed financing deals between them and the financial partners.EDF Renewables and Canada-based Enbridge Inc each hold 35% stakes in the project, while the offshore wind unit of Wpd has the remaining 30% interest. They said that the total project capital cost amounts to EUR 2 billion (USD 2.23bn) and that most of it will be covered with non-recourse project level debt.The parties also confirmed they have awarded a wind turbine supply contract to Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA, which yesterday said it will deliver 71 units of the SWT-7.0-154 model for the project. SGRE plans to start building works on a new turbine manufacturing plant in Le Havre this summer.The Fecamp wind park is expected to be commissioned in 2023, when it will start selling electricity under a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) that was awarded to the consortium in June 2018. The output of the plant will be enough to meet the annual consumption of about 770,000 people.[Ivan Shumkov]More: Developer trio kicks off construction of 500-MW Fecamp offshore wind farm Developers begin work on 500MW, $2.2 billion wind farm off the French coastlast_img read more

Lions tab playoff bonus

first_imgRobert Bolick of San Beda for a layup as Armand Noah and Zach Nichols of Arellano U looks on , at the Filoil arena ,INQUIRER PHOTO/AUGUST DELA CRUZNow that it has sealed a twice-to-beat bonus in the Final Four in NCAA Season 93, San Beda is setting its sights on payback against Lyceum.That second-round clash happens on Oct. 19, but the Red Lions, who asserted their mastery of Arellano University, 83-72, on Thursday, have the Pirates on their crosshairs.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES The Lions nailed a twice-to-beat bonus for the 12th season running, but Fernandez hopes they can still finish the elimination round in the top spot, while preventing the Pirates from completing an 18-game sweep.“As what I’ve always said to my players, we only have to take good care of ourselves,” said Fernandez. “We cannot pray for other teams to lose, other teams to win. All we have to do is take care of ourselves and win our games. We have to take care of ourselves because we have to play LPU on October 19.”The Chiefs dropped to 5-9 and although they are still mathematically in the Final Four race, coach Jerry Codiñera’s squad can no longer afford to drop games.Earlier, Mapua University snapped an 11-game slide, while eliminating College of St. Benilde out of the Final Four race with a 79-69 victory.The Cardinals notched only their second win of the season after pulling away from a 69-all deadlock.ADVERTISEMENT DAY6 is for everybody Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Laurenz Victoria paced the Cardinals with 19 points and issued seven assists.It was the Cardinals’ first win since stunning Letran, 78-75, last July 11.“What can I say, it’s been a long time,” said Mapua coach Atoy Co.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Mondilla widens lead to 3 shots Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ How to help the Taal evacuees In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “The games we have right now will be preparation for Lyceum,” said San Beda coach Boyet Fernandez. “LPU is doing great. I will try to find ways to stop LPU.”The Pirates are on a 14-game winning run, with the Lions just a game behind with a 13-1 slate after rolling to a 12th straight win at the expense of the Chiefs, who kept the game close before fading in the final period at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogJeramer Cabanag came up with a breakout game, finishing with 14 points to match Jayvee Mocon’s output, while Robert Bolick and Donald Tankoua contributed 13 and 11 points, respectively.“They really prepared for us today,” said Fernandez, referring to the Chiefs, who came within 63-67 early in the fourth period, before the Lions dropped a 9-0 run to put away the contest. “It’s really our individual defense that worried me today.” It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

WATCH: Concern expressed again over dangerous Donegal road

first_imgA Donegal County Councillor has once again raised concern over the deterioration of the Glen Road in the west Donegal. The road, which is in a desperate state of disrepair, has a severe subsidence that is causing homeowners concern that a major accident could take place on the road in the near future.Last month, a concerned resident told Donegal Daily that ‘something drastic’ would occur on the road unless it was properly repaired.  West Donegal Councillor Micheal Cholm MacGiolla Easbuig, who has campaigned for a prolonged period for repairs, said more needs to be done to ensure the road is safe for road users in the short term.The Donegal County Council, in response to Donegal Daily, said that a section of the Glen Road is ‘regularly monitored to ensure the safety of the road users’.The Donegal authority also said: “Works are planned for September. Should the section deteriorate Works will be scheduled at an earlier date. An inspection is planned for later this afternoon (Friday 16th).” WATCH: Concern expressed again over dangerous Donegal road was last modified: August 28th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more

Kurtenbach: Pat McCaw’s contract stalemate makes no sense (for him)

first_imgOAKLAND — Patrick McCaw did not show up to work at the Warriors’ practice facility Tuesday.And no one knows if he’s going to show up on Wednesday, or if he’s going to travel with the team when they head to Seattle for Friday’s preseason game against the Kings.Truth be told, no one knows if McCaw will ever play for the Warriors again.It’s a situation is downright weird — a rarity around the Warriors’ organization these days. And there’s not much rhyme or reason to be found for why …last_img

Why Should Government Fund Bad Science?

first_img(Visited 45 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Scientists are the least credible people to decide how money should be spent.Wastebook FriendsIn the wake of Senator Tom Coburn’s latest Wastebook of dubious scientific funding by the federal government, scientists are defending their misdeeds instead of blushing. Coburn (R-Oklahoma), a medical doctor, listed the top 100 wasteful projects that cost taxpayers $25 billion, including grants to study “voodoo dolls, gambling monkeys, zombies in love” and other subjects that seem to have no redeeming value or national interest (CNBC, Washington Times). Coburn’s site lists just a few of the studies and what they cost:Coast guard party patrols – $100,000Watching grass grow – $10,000State department tweets @ terrorists – $3 millionSwedish massages for rabbits – $387,000Paid vacations for bureaucrats gone wild – $20 millionMountain lions on a treadmill – $856,000Synchronized swimming for sea monkeys – $50,000Pentagon to destroy $16 billion in unused ammunition — $1 billionScientists hope monkey gambling unlocks secrets of free will –$171,000Rich and famous rent out their luxury pads tax free – $10 millionStudying “hangry” spouses stabbing voodoo dolls – $331,000Promoting U.S. culture around the globe with nose flutists – $90 millionAt Live Science, though, Stephanie Pappas defended these studies in the name of basic research—”studies that may not have immediate application and thus rarely get funding through private channels.” Many profound discoveries have, indeed, been made through basic research. Surely, though, not all basic research is created equal. The government cannot throw money at every conceivable study.National Geographic sides with Live Science against government intrusion into funding decisions. This article, “Should the Government Fund Only Science in the ‘National Interest’?” attacks another Republican congressman, Lamar Smith (R-Texas), who is pushing more oversight and accountability at the National Science Foundation (NSF), asking for “national interest” as a condition for funding science projects, even though he has only specifically “targeted several dozen specific grants out of 12,000 projects the NSF supports annually.” Like Pappas, reporter Eli Kintisch defends the status quo with the “basic science” argument. The NSF has a governing board that should decide how funds are spent, not politicians—particularly those with a “conservative political agenda.”Once again, though, the list of possible “basic research” projects vastly exceeds the money available. Who should decide? Who should pay?The answers might be simpler if institutional science’s method of knowledge generation guaranteed the production of accurate, useful information. But that assumption was again challenged by John Ioannidis, a Stanford University scientist, who published one of the most-cited papers of the millennium ten years ago, “Why Most Published Research Findings Are False.” Now he’s back, Nature News reported, with a new list of recommendations for improving the still-awful record of published papers found to be wrong after passing peer review. One biologist tweeted, “I’m totally with John Ioannidis when he says the scientific reward system needs to change.”Broken EngineIn Nature he performed a new study: “John P. A. Ioannidis and colleagues asked the most highly cited biomedical scientists to score their top-ten papers in six ways.” (See also Science Daily: “Most published medical research is false; Here’s how to improve.” It’s clear from his team’s findings that peer review and citation rates are not guaranteeing good science.There’s a long history of political control of science funding. The Paris Academy was directed by the king; they studied what he wanted them to study. In America, the government was initially much more controlling over science funding before the NSF was founded to direct scientific projects. Even so, “Tensions over the role of politics in science decisions have ‘been baked in from the start at NSF,’” one congressional staff member commented.It’s also true that “national interest” is a vague standard. It might be in the national interest to focus on a wide variety of basic research projects, for national prestige or to attract the best and brightest researchers around the world. Certainly, though, there can be no national interest for publishing studies that are false or ridiculous.One thing seems to be forgotten by all the writers and reporters: the taxpayer. Government does not generate wealth; people and businesses do. What government has it confiscates through taxes. The one who pays, therefore, should have a strong voice in how that money is spent—and it does, in the form of representatives like John Coburn and Lamar Smith who, speaking for their constituents, would like at least a little more accountability for a spendthrift agency like the NSF that decides to study zombies when the nation is suffering under a $17 trillion debt and faltering economy.It should not also be forgotten that any scientist is free to pursue any project with private funding. Many great discoveries were funded by private industry, foundations, or personal fortunes; look at what Elon Musk is accomplishing. If someone is not rich but has a good idea, crowdsourcing services like Kickstarter are available. Scientist, make your case: “I would like to raise funds to study synchronized swimming for sea monkeys.”Unfortunately, Wastebook 2014 may be the last. Senator Coburn retires after his present term. It is not clear if anyone will take up his mission of pointing out instances of government waste.The last word goes to John Ioannidis, who stated in 2012,I do not mention all of these caveats because I believe they are very likely to occur to the point that the negatives of these proposed practices will outweigh the positives…. However, at the end of the day, no matter what changes are made, scientific credibility may not improve unless the pursuit of truth remains our main goal in our work as scientists. This is a most noble mission that needs to be continuously reasserted.    —John Ioannidis, “Why Science Is Not Necessarily Self-Correcting,” Perspectives on Psychological Science (7 Nov 2012), as cited by Evolution News & Views.We asked once before if a scientist should be funded who wants to study the sounds emitted by animals when he steps on their feet. Wouldn’t that qualify as “basic research”? Doesn’t that fit within the category of “studies that may not have immediate application and thus rarely get funding through private channels”?We treat “Science” as some kind of infallible category of information-gathering, but like C.S. Lewis said, we should really look at any research endeavor as a matter of logical knowledge, not treating “scientific” knowledge as a separate thing. Science, moreover, is mediated by fallible, self-interested human beings. We humans can only overcome our selfish urges through accountability to others.last_img read more

Green Point stadium ‘ready by 2009’

first_imgTwo officials from the city’s 2010 project team recently returned from visits to specialist contractors in Germany and Poland, where components of the roof and façade are being manufactured, and reported that the work was proceeding on schedule. Cape Town’s Green Point stadium, which is currently being built to host matches during the 2010 Fifa World Cup, will be complete by 14 December 2009, says Cape Town Mayor Helen Zille. Speaking at a council meeting in Cape Town last week, Zille said that the concrete works would soon be complete, with the main remaining tasks being the completion of the roof and façade, laying of the grass pitch, and installation of the seats and fittings. In addition, some of the items were already in the process of being shipped to Cape Town. “Virtually all the sub-contracts for the stadium will have been awarded by the end of this year, and negotiations with the preferred bidder for the operating contract are continuing,” Zille said, referring to a consortium consisting of South Africa’s Sail Group and French stadium operator Stade de France. As far as transport infrastructure was concerned, she said that the re-construction of Koeberg Interchange and Table Bay Boulevard had also started, with both projects expected to be finished by March 2010. Zille further announced that Cape Town would host the final draw for 2010 on 4 December 2009, adding that the city was expecting major international television coverage and an influx of the world’s soccer fraternity during the announcement. “Apart from the stadium itself, reconstruction of Green Point common, the golf course and local roads are all expected to commence shortly.” Final draw hostcenter_img 3 November 2008 “Our planning for the fan park, fan mile and public viewing sites is reaching completion and we are now entering the implementation phase, in which we will be putting out tenders for service providers,” she said. Specialist contractors “Work on the podium and the precinct is under way and on schedule, the compression beams of the roof are going up at a steady rate, and more than two dozen are already resting on the 72 columns,” Zille said. “We are working closely with the [South African Police Service] on the safety and security aspects, the disaster management and emergency services have been reviewed and adequate resources will be made available to ensure that 2010 will be a safe and successful event.” President Kgalema Mothlanthe is expected to visit Cape Town on 8 November, when he will be briefed on the city’s readiness for 2010 and then visit Green Point stadium. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

WEF Davos 2014: Keeping up with a fast-changing world

first_imgA view of the Swiss village of Davos, which every year hosts global leaders at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum. This year’s event will run from 22 to 25 January 2014.(Image: Andy Mettler, World Economic Forum)MEDIA CONTACTS• Di DaiAssociate Media ManagerWorld Economic Forum+41 (0)22 869 [email protected]• Rim El HabibiAssociate Media ManagerWorld Economic ForumTel.: +41 (0)22 869 [email protected] ARTICLES• Watch: Davos 2014 pre-meeting press conference• Barrier breakers build new world • South Africa’s black middle class on the rise • Watch: The South African Competitiveness Forum• Infrastructure to lift South Africa’s growth speed limitMore than 2 500 business leaders and politicians are expected soon in Davos, Switzerland, to discuss the challenges faced by the global economy during the annual meeting held by the World Economic Forum (WEF).The 44th annual general meeting, which takes place from January 22 to 25, will address the challenges facing the world in 2014 under the theme, “The Reshaping of the World – Consequences for Society, Politics and Business”. The aim of WEF 2014 is “to create a completely new context for insightful, future-oriented decision-making”, the forum says.Who will be therePresidents and prime ministers from around the world attend the annual meeting, with heads of state from the G20 countries, including Australia, Japan, Italy, the UK, Mexico, Brazil and South Korea, invited to address this year’s gathering.Nearly 40 African leaders, among them nine heads of government, will attend, including the presidents of Tanzania, Rwanda, Nigeria, Ghana and Liberia. Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies will lead the high-level South African delegation this year.Participants include more than 1 500 business leaders from the forum’s 1 000 member companies. Representatives from international organisations, civil society and spiritual leaders, academia and the media, as well as cultural leaders will also be there.What’s on the agenda?“Profound political, economic, social and, above all, technological forces” are transforming our lives, communities and institutions, WEF says, with power shifting from traditional hierarchies to “networked heterarchies”, a flatter, more inclusive form of self-organisation. But by remaining focused on crisis rather than trends and opportunities, the international community is failing to take advantage of this.WEF is hoping to change that through discussion in Davos: “Our aim is to develop the insights, initiatives and actions necessary to respond to current and emerging challenges,” the forum says.Watch the WEF Global Risks Report:The official programme will focus on:Disruptive innovation: Turning the disruption of scientific breakthroughs and technological forces into long-term opportunities.Inclusive growth: Models, sectors and industries that will generate resilient and equitable growth.Society’s new expectations: Given the widespread erosion of confidence in business and government leaders, what steps will make business and government more accountable and strengthen civic participation?A world of 9 billion: With increasing pressure on resources and the environment, how can economies embark on a more sustainable path to development?There are almost 250 sessions on the programme, with WEF planning to stream many of them via its website and tweet many others (hashtags #WEF and #Davos). Team South Africa will be tweeting its side of the conversation using #WEF14SA.See the Open Forum programmeWatch the sessions on demandFollow WEF on Twitter: @davosAfrica at DavosThere would be no formal sessions devoted to Africa this year, Elsie Kanza, WEF director: head of Africa, told Voice of America (VoA). Instead, African issues would be integrated into other global topics that were to be addressed.“Something that is important from the African community, and which we paid heed to this year, is that they were tired of being boxed into an Africa corner,” she told VoA. “They said Africa is very much part of the world and Davos is really a platform that is global, and that therefore what you have is African voices on global issues.”Kanza said African leaders did not want their issues to be treated as isolated cases. The Davos focus should be more on Africa’s place in the world, rather than on the continent or region of origin.South Africa at DavosReshaping the world is not news to us, Brand South Africa, the country’s official marketing agency, says. “We have always been reshaping our policy and nation based on challenges, opportunities and our vision for South Africa as a competitive nation and global example.”It will lead a high-powered delegation to Davos to network with government, business and civil society leaders as it seeks to position South Africa as a competitive, developed economy that offers good returns on investment. “We know so much still needs to be done, yet we are confident the vision of an economically prosperous Africa is within reach,” President Jacob Zuma told WEF last year.The South African delegation will aim to show that the country has achieved a great deal in reshaping the nation over the past 20 years. South Africa is a very competitive nation on the continent and the globe, “but we are always striving for better and more, which is why we have the Vision 2030, which defines the future of who we as a nation want to be”, Brand South Africa says.South Africa’s strengthsAlthough South Africa has declined in rankings on some of the performance pillars in the WEF Global Competitiveness Report, improvement has been noted in other critical areas, such as financial market development among the Brics nations, robustness of institutions, innovation, business sophistication, and goods and market efficiency.“Being a forward-looking country, the areas in decline are being addressed through various initiatives and also through deliberate focus and actions around the blueprint for economic development and social cohesion – the NDP [National Development Plan]; South Africa’s Vision 2030,” Brand South Africa says.Investment destinationSince its transition to democracy, South Africa has certainly made strides, with an economy steadily on the rise and a detailed, actionable plan for the future. “With Africa claiming its stake as a viable investment destination, South Africa continues to present investment opportunities to the world at large through its resilient industries and sound legal and regulatory frameworks,” Brand South Africa says. “There is no doubt that South Africa is an investment destination that is brimming with investment opportunities.”Five key areas help position the country as a compelling and sound investment destination:South Africa’s clear vision for the country for 2030South Africa’s competitivenessThe strength of the South African economy and its relationship with other Brics nationsThe strides made on the innovation frontSouth Africa’s role in the integration of AfricaSouth African events at Davos 2014Brand South Africa will host a business breakfast in Davos on Wednesday, 22 January. The discussion will focus on South Africa’s achievements over the past 20 years of democracy, as well as the country’s vision for the future as outlined in the National Development Plan.Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan will deliver the key address, while panelists will include Goldman Sachs managing director Colin Coleman, Business Unity South Africa president Jabu Mabuza and First Rand chief executive Sizwe Nxasana.A “Night with South Africa” will be hosted by Brand South Africa on Wednesday, 22 January at the Kirchner Museum. Over a cocktail or a glass of South African wine, “Team South Africa” – including deputy chair Happy Ntshingila and chief executive Miller Motala – will share what the country has to offer as a business destination.Minister in the Presidency Trevor Manuel will deliver a keynote address, while Dr Klaus Schwab, the forum’s founder and executive chairman, has been invited to deliver a WEF message on the legacy of Nelson Mandela, who died in December last year.A framed image of Madiba’s handprint will be handed over to Schwab at the event.last_img read more

80% of US Consumers Won’t Pay For Online Content

first_imgAccording to a new Forrester survey, almost 80% of Internet users in the US and Canada would not pay for access to newspaper and magazine websites. Those users who would consider paying for content are mostly interested in subscriptions. Only a very small number of consumers is interested in making micropayments (3%). The study also asked which distribution channel consumers would prefer if their favorite print publications ceased to exist. 37% preferred the web, 14% mobile phones and 11% would prefer to read the content on their laptops or netbooks. 10% would prefer PDFs delivered by email and 3% would read the content on their e-readers. 44% of all respondents said that they wouldn’t be interested in getting their print content through any of these delivery mechanisms. Tags:#news#NYT#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Who Is Willing to Pay?Forrester’s Sarah Rotman Epps took a closer look at the demographic profile of those users who said that they would be willing to pay. Gender and marital status had no influence on a consumer’s willingness to pay. Those who are willing to pay for magazine content are slightly younger that those who won’t (43 years vs. 47). For newspaper content, however, there was no difference. Income, too, only makes a small difference. Those with a higher income are slightly more likely to pay for newspaper content than for magazines.The report concludes that there is no consensus among consumers about how they want content delivered to them. The fact that 10% still prefer PDFs clearly shows that we are still in a transitional period. What is clear, though, is that consumers aren’t very willing to pay for content online. According to Forrester, publishers have two options: continue to offer a free, ad-supported product or offer consumers “a choice of multichannel subscriptions, single-channel subscriptions, and micropayments for premium product access.” As Rotman Epps also notes, there is a third solution: have a third party subsidize the cost of the content. This could be a device manufacturer who wants to offer exclusive content, for example. Related Posts center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market frederic lardinois A Slightly More Optimistic ViewAccording to a report in the New York Times, about 48% of all Internet users in the US said that they would pay to read news online. This study by the Boston Consulting Group also looked at online news in general and found that a larger number of users was willing to pay. On average, though, these users were only willing to pay about $3. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

The Difference Between Sales Acumen and Business Acumen

first_imgSelling is more difficult now than ever. In the past, sales acumen may have been enough to help you succeed; you now also need business acumen, something that is rarely taught or trained.Possessing both of these skills at the highest level ensures your success. Possessing one without the other means that you will struggle.What Is Sales AcumenSales acumen is made up of things like prospecting, closing (or what might be better called commitment gaining), overcoming objections, presenting, explaining features and benefits, diagnosing, and negotiating. There isn’t anything on this list that is not critical to your success in sales. You need to have the chops when it comes to sales acumen.All of these skills have been necessary since we humans began trading with each other millions of years ago. The skills that make up sales acumen are “deep fundamentals.” The need for these skills doesn’t change much-if they change it all-over time.A lot of sales organizations spend most of their time helping their salespeople with product knowledge, a critical need all salespeople share. They spend a little bit of time on sales acumen, but rarely enough. These skills are not as easy to develop as many people think they are, and most sales organizations hope that by hiring someone with experience they won’t have to work so hard to teach sales acumen.What is making selling more difficult now is the decades-long trend of requiring business acumen to undergird sales acumen.What Is Business AcumenBusiness acumen is an understanding of the fundamentals of business. It goes nicely with “situational knowledge,” because one of the ways you gain an understanding of business is through your experiences, and mostly your mistakes or the mistakes of others.Without business acumen the sales skill of prospecting falls flat. If you don’t understand your dream clients’ business well enough to be able to speak to the trends that are affecting their business, or will impact their business in the future, prospecting is difficult at best.A lack of business acumen and situational knowledge makes diagnosis and discovery challenging. Without context, you lack the appropriate questions, as well as the necessary ideas and stories to help your prospect understand the root cause of their problem and the decisions they may need to make.You can’t be a trusted advisor without the ability to advise. When you think about storytelling, presenting your prospect’s current state, their future state, and the necessary changes they need to make, requires that you have the vocabulary and the concepts to frame your solution in a way that is directly tied to their most strategic outcomes.If you are not a trusted advisor because you lack the business acumen – negotiation is a much meaner feat. Without the ability to talk about the investment you are asking your prospective client to make and how that investment is going to protect them from risks and ensure their success, you’re going to end up discounting. Business acumen allows you to make a better case, your dream client’s case.In addition to your product knowledge and your sales acumen, spend as much time developing your business acumen and your situational knowledge – those things that allow you to provide the advice your dream clients demand from their trusted advisor.last_img read more

San Beda’s Fernandez, Bolick, Doliguez, Benilde’s Young suspended for 1 game

first_imgRobredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe NCAA on Wednesday imposed one-game suspensions on San Beda head coach Boyet Fernandez, Red Lions Robert Bolick and Clint Doliguez, and College of St. Benilde wingman Carlo Young.The three players were involved in an in-game scuffle late in the Red Lions 72-58 win on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Neymar calls Barca president a ‘joke’ Young launched for a takedown that brought Bolick to the floor, igniting a series of ejections that saw Bolick and Doliguez get thrown out with 2:28 remaining in the game.Fernandez, meanwhile, was suspended for his second infraction of “disrespecting game officials.”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 openingBolick was also given a warning by NCAA commissioner Bai Cristobal for the aforementioned offense.The suspension took Bolick out of the running for any individual awards including the Most Valuable Player plum. The San Beda star was sixth in the MVP rae. Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side MOST READ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul The San Beda mentor launched a tirade after the game Tuesday questioning the disqualifying foul on Bolick.“I don’t want to insinuate things. I don’t want to speculate, but it’s a won game already, and then that incident happened and they penalized the other team that did not start it,” he said. “If they want us to lose ball games, then let us lose that ball game in a proper way,” Fernandez told the media.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters View commentslast_img read more