How will the Dragons look in the Match against Gibraltar?

first_imgNational football team of BiH will end the year behind us with unfortunate draw played in Athens against Greece.The opportunity for corrective our national team will have on the 25th of March next year when they will host team of Gibraltar on Bilino Polje. However, our team will have to be especially careful.Especially because of the fact that in this match will compete quite unusual composition. Coach Bazdarevic will be forced to make an overhaul.Because of the injuries, Izet Hajrovic will definitely miss the match with Gibraltar, and it is questionable whether Muhamed Besic will recover until the 25th of March. On the other hand, Edin Dzeko, Senad Lulic, Ognjen Vranjes and Mato Jajalo will miss the match as well because of two yellow cards.If nothing unforeseen happens in the meantime, and while looking at it from this perspective, on the goal against Gibraltar should stand Asmir Begovic, and the last line will consist of Ermin Bicakcic (right-back), Toni Sunjic, Ervin Zukanovic (stopper), Sead Kolasinac (left back).Compared to the last match in Athens against the Greeks, in the midfield will be Gojko Cimirot, Edin Visca and Danijel Milicevic together with Miralem Pjanic, while attackers will be Vedad Ibisevic and Milan Djuric.In case that Bazdarevic decides to rest other players with the possibility for suspension, then a chance will be given to Riad Bajic, Tino Sven Susic, Rade Krunic, Haris Duljevic, Miroslav Stevanovic etc.(Source: faktor.ba)last_img read more

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Count Basie Theatre Series Raises More Than $400,000 for Charities

first_imgRED BANK – In the months that followed Super Storm Sandy, the Count Basie Theatre quickly became the hub for fundraising concerts and events.Charities, local and national musicians, and television celebrities reached out to the Basie and creative endeavors began. Count Basie Theatre CEO Adam Philipson spearheaded the plan to fill the calendar with not only Count Basie Theatre presented shows or rentals, but also with outside organizations needing a space that could accommodate the public. The results have yielded substantial donations for the relief efforts in the Monmouth County area.The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties was among the organizations assisted with fundraising efforts by the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank following Super Storm Sandy. Accepting a representational check, from left, are: Charles Woolston, a board member for the theater and foodbank; Peter Ardolino, a theater foundation board member; Linda Keenan, the foodbank’s director of development; Red Bank Councilman Ed Zipprich and Michael Parent, theater board members.“Our vision was to become an active agent of change and support during one of the worst national disasters” Philipson said. “We opened our doors and hearts to the families that were suffering and were grateful to have had so many artists willing to participate with us.”Of the many concerts that took place over the past three months, Count Basie Theatre presented or co-presented events generated funding toward Sandy relief from combined donations through Count Basie Theatre Raffle ticket sales, the Grace Potter & The Nocturnals performance, a private donation from the Feaster Family and Swing’ and Singin’ for Sandy Relief featuring The Manhattan Transfer.Other events that took place at Count Basie Theatre included An Evening with Brian Williams and Jon Stewart (both Williams and Stewart matched the funds raised from ticket sales); Hope for the Highlands and Santa for Seabright (Brian Kirk and the Jirks).A total of $415,782 was raised and allocated to: Lunch Break; Foodbank of Mon­mouth and Ocean Counties; VNA; Salvation Army New Jersey Division; St. Rose High School Music Department; and Count Basie Theatre Performing Arts Academy for bussing displaced students to the theater to see special performances as part of the Basie’s Outreach Program.Response from the recipients has been overwhelming and the staff at the Count Basie Theatre are happy to have helped facilitate the process.“The Board is very honored with this kind gift in recognition of the efforts of the staff and volunteers in the days following the storm to continue the vital services to our community that defines our mission,” said Bonnie Featherstone-Johnson, Lunch Break board of trustees. “We are indeed humbled.”Organizations like the Salvation Army provided 214,488 meals and 7,381 blankets. Rosemary Calderalo of the Salvation Army New Jersey Division said, “Thank you so much. We are very moved by the Count Basie Theatre’s support. You are a great community partner.”last_img read more

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Blog from the Pod — Bantams return from northern road trip with bronze

first_imgA glitch in the network held up the final installment of the Tyler Podgorenko blog from Smithers, site of the B.C. Hockey Tier III Bantam Rep Championships.The West Kootenay rep, Nelson Leafs, managed to rebound from a pair of tough losses — including a setback in the semi final — to edge Revelstoke in the bronze medal final.Nelson defenceman Tyler Podgrenko has one last blog on what happened last week in Smithers.(Thursday) we again had to wake up at 8 a.m. for our final game as a team and for some of us our last game in Bantams.The game was for Bronze and we were playing the Revelstoke Grizzlies whom we have played three times before in exhibition and tournament (play).The game began very slow and by the end of the first we were winning 1-0.  The game then started to rise and both teams began to play hard and before you knew it we were up 3-2 with some great goals from our forwards. In the third the game began to  be a rough one and Revelstoke was starting to get penalty after penalty and began to play with no intention to win.  We were up 4-3 and the clock began to count down and we ended up winning 4-3 taking home the bronze. Right after the game our parents were eager to get home and we began our long journey home. After nine hours of  driving we stopped in Kamloops for the night and stayed in the Thompson Hotel on the main street. Waking up in the morning after a rough night with little sleep was tough after many players were sick from receiving the flu that night and some with colds. In the morning we all left the hotel for our last chunk of traveling to take on and by 2:30 p.m. the majority of the team was back home in Nelson. Even though not reaching our ultimate goal of winning the provincials i believe that we all gained much knowledge on what it takes,and also many memories. As a team we all improved tremendously and also individually.last_img read more

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – SUNDAY, FEB. 19, 2017

first_imgSantiago Gonzalez8171299%35%$393,522 Peter Miller641614625%56%$930,190 Mario Gutierrez7571399%39%$641,605 TrainerMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won STREAKING BETTYS BAMBINO SEEKS SENSATIONAL STAR REPEATStreaking Bettys Bambino guns for his sixth straight victory and his fourth straightstakes win when the son of Unusual Heat runs in next Saturday’s $100,000 Sensational Star Stakes for California-bred or sired horses.The seven-year-old gelding, with seven wins in an abbreviated career of 11 races, holds the remarkable record of having started only once in each of the past two years, each a stakes victory. In his last three races, on Dec. 28, 2014, Feb. 21, 2015 and Dec. 26, 2016, he won the Grade III Daytona Stakes, the Sensational Star Stakes and the Grade III San Simeon Stakes, all over Santa Anita’s unique downhill turf course at about 6 ½ furlongs.This year’s edition of the Sensational Star, part of the popular and lucrative Golden State Series, also will be decided at about 6 ½ furlongs on turf.“He can just flat out run,” trainer Peter Eurton said succinctly in explaining the reason for the gelding’s success.Joel Rosario rode Bettys Bambino last out, but Eurton has Corey Nakatani booked for the Sensational Star. “He’s ridden him twice before (two thirds at Del Mar in 2014) and he’s worked him several times,” the trainer pointed out.Bettys Bambino has overcome relatively minor ailments that limited him to only 11 starts in a span of four years, among them tibia and joint issues.But with seven wins and three thirds, he has earned $378,036 for owners Sharon Alesia, Michael Mellen (Brand Jam Stable) and Joseph Ciaglia.Also ticketed for the Sensational Star are Ambitious Brew with Mike Smith and Forest Chatter under Flavien Prat.Eurton, with seven wins from 35 starts at the Winter Meet, has other upcoming stakes in view for his stable, which has earned $388,879 through Saturday’s races.Kobe’s Back is ticketed for the Grade I Triple Bend Stakes on March 11; Ashleyluvssugar for the Grade II San Luis Rey Stakes at 1 ½ miles on turf March 25; and Eclipse Award champion two-year-old female Champagne Room for the $75,000 China Doll Stakes at a mile on turf March 11.“We want to give her a taste of grass,” Eurton said of Champagne Room, who captured the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies at Santa Anita Nov. 4 going a mile and a sixteenth on dirt, enough to sway any wavering Eclipse Award voters to come on board for divisional honors. FINISH LINES: Santa Anita offers Dollar Day tomorrow Presidents’ Day. Enjoy draft beer, soda and hot dogs for just a buck. First post time for the 11-race program is 12 noon. Admission gates open at 10 a.m. Santa Anita will be dark for live racing Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Live racing will resume Friday, Feb. 24 at 1 p.m. . . . There is a single ticket Pick Six carryover of $23,345.87 into Sunday . . .Congrats to 18-year-old apprentice and Puerto Rican native Evin Roman on winning his first race in the Continental United States when he piloted Sly Humor to a 6 ¼-length victory for Jerry Hollendorfer in Saturday’s first race . . . There was a Peter Miller exacta in Saturday’s third race worth $74.60 when Annie’s Candy and Stormy Rocit finished one-two for the trainer, but Bob Baffert trumped that with a cold trifecta in the fourth race when he sent out Bronze Age to win, West Coast to finish second, and Glacier to run third, good for a $145.80 return . . . Trainer Ian Kruljac has two races in mind for Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint winner and Eclipse champion in that category Finest City, the Triple Bend at seven furlongs against males on March 11 or the Grade I Santa Margarita Stakes at 1 1/8 miles against her own sex on March 18 . . . Agent Tom Knust has Mario Gutierrez booked on stakes engagements next weekend, Saturday at the Fair Grounds and Sunday at Sunland Park in New Mexico, while agent J.R. Pegram has Hall of Fame member Kent Desormeaux at the Fair Grounds Saturday to ride Dalmore, Majestic Quality and Sorry Erik in stakes for his brother, trainer John Keith Desormeaux. All three horses were among the 26 recorded works on Santa Anita’s “fast” main track Sunday, each going five furlongs, Dalmore in 59.80, Majestic Quality in a bullet 59.60 and Sorry Erik in 1:00.40 . . . All THOROUGHBREDS members at Santa Anita on Big ‘Cap Day, March 11, will receive a free Santa Anita umbrella with paid admission while supplies last. There will be a $1 million guaranteed Late Pick 4 and a $100,000 guaranteed Pick 6. First post time will be 12 noon, with admission gates opening at 10 a.m. . . .Royal Albert Hall, conditioned by Doug O’Neill, will be the first American-trained Thoroughbred to race in Qatar. He is entered in the $1 million Emir’s Trophy at 1 ½ miles on turf Feb. 25. Royal Albert Hall left California this past Thursday and settled in nicely after arriving in Doha, Qatar on Friday Mike Smith35113931%66%$1,152,445 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS SANTA ANITA VS. HOLY ANGELS CHARITY GAME FEB. 23.Tyler Baze found his calling as a jockey, but he did have “a cup of coffee” as a basketball player more than two decades ago.Whether it will stand him in good stead Thursday night when Santa Anita’s jockeys play Holy Angels School in their annual charity game remains to be seen, but there’s no doubt his participation will be for a worthy cause.“It’s good for all the charities involved,” said the 34-year-old Baze, second in Santa Anita’s standings with 28 wins through Saturday, seven behind front runner Flavien Prat. “I played on a team in the fourth and fifth grades, but when I got in the sixth grade, they said I was too short to play.”The 50th annual Santa Anita Jockeys vs. Holy Angels Elementary School game will beplayed at La Salle High School in Pasadena, with proceeds to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF), Holy Angels athletic program and the Eye on Jacob Foundation.Given the historic nature of the game, individual jockey sponsors, representing a wide array of racing industry stakeholders, will lend financial support to this worthy cause. Tip off is scheduled for 7:15 p.m., with admission doors opening at 6:15 p.m.Hall of Fame jockeys Kent Desormeaux, Laffit Pincay, Jr., Mike Smith, Alex Solis and Gary Stevens will be available for an autograph session at 6:30 p.m. TVG’s Kurt Hoover will be back for his 16th consecutive season as Jockeys’ Coach. Tickets are $5 per person, and for every two tickets purchased, individuals receive one free admission ticket to Santa Anita. JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Norberto Arroyo, Jr.67105415%28%$507,790 Vladimir Cerin3076523%60%$227,214 Rafael Bejarano9918151718%51%$983,493 Victor Espinoza3789622%62%$552,567 MARDI GRAS AT SANTA ANITA PARKThe bayou comes to Santa Anita Park on Saturday, Feb. 25 for the first-ever Mardi Gras Trackside celebration. Join in on the festivities a few days early and let the good times roll. The all-inclusive $28 package includes: authentic Cajun fare courtesy of “Ragin’ Cajun on Wheels” (your choice of ½ shrimp or ½ catfish Po’ Boy sandwich with choice of side, or a combo plate comprised of red beans and rice with smoked sausage and Gumbolaya, (a Ragin Cajun on Wheels specialty), live music, loads of Mardi Gras-inspired decorations, one 12 oz. craft beer, Club House admission, racing program, tip sheet and trackside seating.For more info and to purchase your ticket visit: http://www.santaanita.com/events/mardi-gras-at-santa-anita-park/Upcoming Trackside events at the Winter Meet: Feb. 25, Mardi Gras Celebration; March 18, Big ‘Cap Beer & Cider Festival; March 18, St. Patrick’s Day; April 8, Santa Anita Derby Day Extravaganza; May 6, Kentucky Derby Day Celebration; May 13, Tacos y Cervezas; May 20, Preakness Party; May 27, Gold Cup Beer & Sour Festival; and May 27, Belmont Day. Stewart Elliott9411101612%39%$507,852 Joseph Talamo891061611%36%$375,998 Mark Glatt4799519%49%$377,310 J. Keith Desormeaux3072523%47%$434,570 John Sadler40781018%63%$461,824 Tyler Baze15028331519%51%$1,348,931 Jerry Hollendorfer8316101719%52%$1,228,134 TRAINER HAS ‘WRIGHT’ STUFF FOR BAFFLE            Bay Area-based trainer Blaine Wright has two horses entered in Monday’s Presidents’ Day feature at Santa Anita, the $75,000 Baffle Stakes scheduled for about 6 ½ furlongs on turf.They are Anyportinastorm, an impressive maiden allowance winner at Golden Gate Fields on Jan. 21, and Bay Muzik, also an impressive maiden allowance winner in his solo outing last August at Golden Gate.The Baffle goes as the 10th of 11 races with a first post time of 12 noon: Tipo Duro, Corey Nakatani, 9-2; Rockin Rudy, Mario Gutierrez, 5-2; Elwood J, Flavien Prat, 6-1; Souter, Kent Desormeaux, 8-1; Conquest Farenheit, Norberto Arroyo Jr., 2-1; Bay Muzik, Stewart Elliott, 6-1; and Anyportinastorm, Tyler Baze, 4-1. Martin Pedroza749131412%49%$402,248 (Current Through Saturday, Feb. 18) Kent Desormeaux911911921%43%$1,191,101 Bob Baffert3895624%53%$865,741 Flavien Prat14135192525%56%$2,316,423 Philip D’Amato53126923%51%$772,555 Tiago Pereira6797713%34%$284,710 Doug O’Neill9610211810%51%$985,471 BETTYS BAMBINO EYES HIS SIXTH STRAIGHT VICTORYBAFFLE STAKES HEADLINES PRESIDENTS’ DAY PROGRAMBAZE JOINS JOCKEYS CHARITY GAME ON THURSDAYPOPULAR HORN BLOWER JAY COHEN BACK ON THE BEATIT’S DOLLAR DAY TOMORROW, FIRST POST IS AT 12 NOON HORNBLOWER JAY COHEN BACK ON THE BEATJay Cohen was a welcome and familiar sight at Santa Anita Saturday after being absent since Dec. 27 of last year battling a painful and persistent case of shingles.“It was the most relentless pain I ever experienced,” said the popular horn blower, a fixture at Santa Anita beckoning horses to the post for 30 years.“I was here opening day (Dec. 26), and yesterday was my first day since then (a span of seven weeks). Needless to say, I’m delighted to be back.”A New Jersey native, the 60-year-old Cohen has ingratiated himself with fans and horsemen alike through the years, fulfilling requests in his extensive repertoire from A to Z. William Spawr2091245%60%$261,071 Richard Baltas8415151318%51%$798,674 Peter Eurton3573420%40%$388,879 Luis Contreras849102111%48%$450,157last_img read more

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Atletico Madrid star reveals he turned down ‘impossible’ transfer to Real Madrid

first_img REAL DEAL Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Atletico Madrid superstar Lucas Hernandez gameday cracker REVEALED silverware England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won huge blow Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED deals Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Latest Premier League latest no dice center_img Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars “Atletico are the club of my life, they have given me everything and for those reasons it would be impossible for me to join Madrid.“I want to stay here for many years, who knows what will happen in the future if an offer comes on but that move would not have happened.” Despite consistent speculation linking the 22-year-old with a move to Bernabeu too, the France international and World Cup 2018 winner stayed loyal to Atletico and has since admitted a move across the capital would have been “impossible”.Hernandez said: “My agent said to me about the offer.“He told me there was an opportunity to join Real Madrid and I did not need to think to say that it was not a possibility, because I could not do that. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card tense shining Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January 1 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Atletico Madrid defender Lucas Hernandez has revealed he turned down an offer to join rivals Real Madrid during the summer, according to RMC Sport.Lucas signed a new long-term deal at Atleti until 2024 but last summer his brother Theo moved from the club to Madrid in a £22m deal.last_img read more

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Free screenings of Long Walk on Mandela Day

first_imgVideovision Entertainment, The Nelson Mandela Foundation and Ster Kinekor have teamed up to celebrate Madiba by making the film, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, available to the public at no cost (images: Mandela Movie)South Africans will be able to watch a free morning screening of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom at selected cinemas across the country on 18 July, Nelson Mandela International Day.The Nelson Mandela Foundation and Ster Kinekor have partnered for the screenings, enabling members of the public to watch the 9.45am show of the award-winning biopic at any of 31 selected cinemas, on a first come, first served basis.The film, which covers Mandela’s extraordinary life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his election as president of South Africa, pays tribute to the revered world statesman who dedicated his life to the struggle against apartheid and the fight for freedom.“We are delighted to host South Africans for free in our cinemas to be inspired by this magnificent film based on our Madiba’s magnificent legacy,” Ster Kinekor CEO Fiaz Mohamed said. “We hope that many will leave our cinemas motivated more readily to serve others and serve our country.”Producer Anant Singh said his company had partnered with the Nelson Mandela Foundation on Mandela Day activities since its inception, and was delighted to continue the association.“We hope that the audience watching the film will be inspired to give back to their communities by following Madiba’s example,” Singh said.Nelson Mandela Foundation CEO Sello Hatang said Madiba’s value system “rests on three pillars: free yourself, free others and serve every day. Let us all emulate the servant leader we loved by all becoming servant leaders ourselves.”The film will be screened at the following cinemas: Blueroute; Bridge; Brooklyn; Carlton; Carnival City; Cavendish; Cresta; Eastgate; Festival Mall; Gateway; Greenstone; Mall Of The North; Maponya; Mimosa; Mooi Rivier; Musgrave; N1 City; Northgate; Northmead; Parow; Promenade Mall; Riversquare; Rustenburg; Sandton; Secunda; Shelly Beach; Southgate; Sterland; Westgate; Wonderpark; and [email protected] Mandela International Day was officially adopted as an annual international day by the United Nations in November 2009.The idea is to do something of benefit to those around you on the day, which was inspired by Mandela himself when he said, at his 90th birthday celebration in London’s Hyde Park in 2008: “It is time for new hands to lift the burdens. It is in your hands now.”Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

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Quickly Send FLAC Files From Audition To Premiere Pro

first_imgNeed an easy way to work with FLAC files in Premiere Pro? Use this simple technique.Several years back, I competed in a 48-hour online editing contest, and I had to work with 30gb of FLAC files. Perfect: the lossless format with fantastic sound quality. However, Premiere Pro doesn’t support the FLAC format. In fact, many NLEs don’t. (I won’t get into the FLAC debate — it’s almost as heated as film vs. digital.) Suffice it to say, FLAC is a great archival format. Going from FLAC to MP3/WAV or any other format will always export a better file than a compressed format to another compressed format.If you need a little more background on the FLAC format, here’s what you need to know.FLAC stands for Free Lossless Audio Codec, an audio format similar to MP3, but lossless, meaning that audio is compressed in FLAC without any loss in quality. This is similar to how Zip works, except with FLAC you will get much better compression because it is designed specifically for audio, and you can play back compressed FLAC files in your favorite player just like you would an MP3 file.FLAC stands out as the fastest and most widely supported lossless audio codec, and the only one that at once is non-proprietary is unencumbered by patents, has an open-source reference implementation, has a well-documented format and API, and has several other independent implementations.I understand there is a plug-in lurking in the corners of the internet that will allow Premiere to read FLAC files. However, I’ve always been superstitious about installing third-party plug-ins on Adobe products, especially those that aren’t secure — I’ve had one too many bad experiences. There is also an abundance of conversion software that you can use to convert a FLAC file to an MP3 or a WAV file. However, converting FLAC files to another format en masse is an audacious task that may not pay off if you end up only using one of several thousand files.Instead, let’s take a look at a quick technique to move FLAC files from Audition to Premiere in under a minute.The MethodIn Premiere, position a temporary high-quality WAV file (it can be any song/SFX/audio as long as it’s high quality) where you would like the FLAC file to appear. In my example below, I intend to use a FLAC stream SFX file. I’m going to place it underneath the desired video clip, but most importantly, I’m going to extend each end by five seconds so we will have an extra ten seconds. This is important for when we head to audition.Open Audition and import the FLAC file.Switch back to Premiere, right-click the audio file, and select Edit Clip in Audition.The WAV file will now open in Audition.With the FLAC file active, go to the time code on the bottom left of the edit panel and enter the duration of the extracted audio clip. Press O on the keyboard. This marks the out point of the audio clip and gives us a highlighted area to copy. Hit CTRL+C to copy the highlighted segment, and then paste the FLAC segment onto the audio track from Premiere Pro.Hit Save, and now in Premiere, the audio from the FLAC file appears in the position of the original WAV file. Since our audio clip is ten seconds longer than we need it to be, we can trim it into the correct position.NotesAs the title suggests, this is a quick tip, and not a final solution for using FLAC files in Premiere.If you export the FLAC file as a WAV clip from Adobe Audition and compare that to the WAV clip returned to Premiere, you will see that this quick tip involves very little data loss.This quick tip is perfect for YouTube videos. However, for more professional projects, I recommend the lengthier process of individually exporting entire FLAC files into a useable format to make sure you’re getting the most out of the lossless format.Do you have tips for working with FLAC files in Premiere? Let us know in the comments.last_img read more

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Stop Hiding From Your Fears

first_img Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now There’s work you need to do that makes you uncomfortable. You aren’t confident, and you’re not sure you can get the outcome you need. But hiding from work that makes you uncomfortable only ensures that you don’t get the outcome you need.You have a major problem with a major client. If it isn’t corrected—and fast—it will jeopardize your relationship. It’s likely you’ll lose the client. Hiding from the problem only increases the likelihood you lose your client. It does nothing to help you or your client.You need to do you prospecting work. You especially need to make phone calls. But you have other work that you can do instead, and that work will give you cover should inquiring minds ask. But hiding from your prospecting work only steals your time and increases the odds of you missing your number.Turn and Face Your FearThe reason you hide from your challenges and your obstacles is pure, unadulterated fear. You’re afraid of feeling some level of discomfort, some level of pain. It’s fear that prevents you from taking action, and it’s that fear you must face.If you don’t face your fears, you’ll never conquer them. You’ll never get past the fear. And the longer you go without facing it, the more deeply the fear is ingrained in you. You can never produce the results of which you are truly capable without eliminating the fear.More still, if you never face your fear, you never fail in the right way. It’s not great that you fail by not getting the outcome you need, losing your client, or not making your number, but those failures aren’t the kind of failures you need to grow.To grow, you need to fail in an attempt to get the outcome you are afraid to try for. To get bigger you have to handle the nasty, potentially client-losing issue. Failing in an attempt to deal with your fears and challenges does two things for you: it eliminates the fear, and you it teaches you how you might do better. You learn from successes when you succeed in spite of your fears. And your failures teach you what doesn’t work, so you can do better on your next effort.The Last WordIf you are going to grow, if you are going to improve your performance, you can’t do so while hiding from the activities that you fear.QuestionsWhat activities do you fear?What activities do you hide from that, if faced, would help you grow and improve your performance?How would taking action help you to overcome your fear?last_img read more

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Florida State President John Thrasher Releases Statement On FSU’s Decision To Dismiss QB De’Andre Johnson

first_imgFSU President releases statement n support of Jimbo Fisher's decision to dismiss De'Andre Johnson from the football team.FSU President Releases StatementFlorida State president John Thrasher has released a statement on the decision to dismiss Seminoles’ quarterback De’Andre Johnson after a video surfaced of the four-star freshman punching a woman in a Tallahassee bar last month. Thrasher says “there is no question in my mind” that Jimbo Fisher made the correct decision to dismiss Johnson. Here’s the full statement. Statement from #FSU president John Thrasher on decision to dismiss De’Andre Johnson. pic.twitter.com/L82ic7yaSD— Tom D’Angelo (@tomdangelo44) July 7, 2015Johnson, a true freshman, was ranked one of the top-15 quarterbacks in the 2015 class.last_img read more

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