More Cool Stuff 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it The boom of the drumline and blare of the brass section reverberated across the gymnasium as a hundred or so Special Olympics athletes from across the Atlantic – all decked in red and dark blue – paraded in scattered lines through double doors. Somewhere in the middle of all the commotion, Kateland Reynante stood and breathed in the stirring moment.It was a little overwhelming,” said the Pasadena City College sophomore. “It was really touching and I’m proud and excited to have shared it with them.”It’s not often that a PCC student gets a chance to shadow a large delegation of Special Olympics athletes. But for Reynante and 10 other student-members of PCC’s Germania Culture Club, that’s exactly what they’ve been doing in the last week. The Lancers served as volunteer language interpreters for a 200-member group of competitors and coaches from Germany.This week, that same group will be competing alongside 164 other countries at the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles. More than 6,500 athletes will be participating in 25 different sports at venues around Southern California, including USC and UCLA.Cal State Los Angeles last Friday hosted a pep rally for the German contingent inside the campus gymnasium. The event, highlighted by performances from the Mark Keppel High School band and San Gabriel High School cheer and drill teams, served as a rousing send-off for the athletes as they made their way to last Saturday’s opening ceremony at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The games conclude Aug. 2.“Without a doubt, I will remember this experience for the rest of my life,” said Olivia Bueno, Germania Culture Club president who also attended the rally.How do you say guacamole in German?PCC’s involvement with the Special Olympics began last semester, when the City of Alhambra approached the Germania Culture Club and asked for volunteers to serve as interpreters for the German team. Alhambra was one of as many as 100 Southern California communities designated by the Special Olympics committee to serve as “host towns” for the athletes. From July 21 to 24, Alhambra and the cities of Monterey Park and Lincoln Heights treated the Germans to three days of recreation, entertainment, and cultural exchange.Some of the activities included a tour of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena and a “Party in the Park” community celebration in Alhambra featuring live music and entertainment.“It was cool to finally use my German for something,” said Carlos Fabila, a sophomore computer science major.To prepare for the task of interpreting for the athletes during those few days, the student volunteers practiced the language frequently over the summer – even booking study rooms on campus, locking the doors, and setting time limits in which no English would be spoken.“We would ask each other questions in German and all of us would put together our knowledge of the language and come up with best answer,” said Abraham Marino, a freshman English major.Although most of the volunteers’ proficiencies in German range from mostly basic to conversational, Bueno’s is spot on. That’s because she has a bachelor’s degree in German.“We all know formal German and more complex sentence structures,” Bueno said. “But we mainly had to learn simple sentence structures for the athletes. It was helpful because some of our levels of competencies in German are different.”For those who needed the help, flash cards came in handy. Though common phrases like willkommen and gern geschehen – “welcome” and “our pleasure” in English, respectively – were easy enough to remember and required no cheat sheets.But how exactly do you say guacamole in German?“It’s guacamole,” said Marion Eisenmann, a native of Ingolstadt, Germany who now lives in Pasadena and served as a volunteer for the games.While at Alhambra’s “Party in the Park,” the Germans were introduced to America’s newest pastime: the food truck. Although she wasn’t a part of the PCC group, Eisenmann was kind enough to help navigate the student volunteers through the difficult waters of interpreting the Mexican and American menus.“We sat down and took the menus apart,” Eisenmann recalled. “Some of the words were new to them, but they all did pretty well.”One of the more uncommon food terms to learn was the “slider.”“It’s fleischpflänzchen,” Eisenmann said with a flourish. “Or smaller size meat patties.”Gern GeschehenAfter the pep rally at CSULA, the PCC students spent more time with the athletes before sending them off to the games. The buses were delayed, and the students helped make the stay a little more comfortable by setting up an impromptu pizza feast for the German contingent.“By far this was the greatest opportunity to get to know them better,” Bueno said. “We learned a lot, such as they would’ve loved to have visited Hollywood, the Walk of Fame, and the Hollywood sign if they had the opportunity.”Through a cell phone, the students also showed some of the athletes PCC’s website and a few pictures of the college campus. “Their impression was that it was a wealthy school and that it looked sehr schoen or ‘very beautiful.’ ”Bueno and the other PCC volunteers ended up staying with the Germans for a better part of the afternoon. Their efforts didn’t go unnoticed.“It was a great experience for me,” said golfer Sarah Rinkowitz through a translator. “I met a lot of new people and I loved spending time with them.”“The whole experience was incredible and overwhelming,” said Bradley Kerr, head coach of the German team. “They made us all feel very welcomed. We could’ve all gone home [from the pep rally], and we still would’ve had a memorable time.”After the athletes were whisked away from the campus, the German delegation representatives had to wait a little longer before their shuttles arrived.“We waved them goodbye. They were very thankful and told us we had done a really good job,” Bueno said. “To which we replied: gern geschehen.”For more information on the German delegation and the Special Olympics World Games 2015, visit la2015.org. 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Guus Hiddink took heart from John Mikel Obi’s potentially vital away goal in Chelsea’s first defeat since the Dutchman returned as boss.The Blues were beaten 2-1 by Paris St-Germain in the first leg of the Champions League last-16 tie, but they have every reason to feel confident ahead of next month’s second leg at Stamford Bridge.“The result is negative but on the other hand an away goal is important,” Hiddink told BT Sport.“It hurt a bit because the team was playing decently against a team with the capacity to play. But we are still in the race.Chelsea had to defend for much of the game in Paris“Over two legs, it is important you have the away goal. If we can do it at Stamford Bridge then a defeat doesn’t count so much.“We were not lethal enough at times but otherwise we can be relatively happy.”Meanwhile, Chelsea defender Gary Cahill insisted they could feel upbeat about their chances of reaching the last eight.More reaction from Paris to follow later.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
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This post was written as part of the IBM for Midsize Business program, which provides midsize businesses with the tools, expertise and solutions they need to become engines of a smarter planet.Your client’s contract is up. You need the renewal. But your client is dragging their feet. So you decide to ratchet up the pressure and start withholding. You withhold support. You withhold some orders. You believe that by withholding, you can ratchet up the pressure on your client and get your contract signed. They need you, and you have the upper hand. Or so you think.Or maybe you want to create a sense of urgency, so you make your dream client a time-sensitive offer. If they don’t place their order by the deadline, “poof,” the offer disappears. Now they have a compelling offer; scarcity works. Or does it?These are both tactics. They both sometimes work. But they’re force, not persuasion. And selling is persuasion, not force.Persuasion Saves RelationshipsAnything that violates trust works against long-term relationships. And being self-oriented is a violation of trust. Period.There are better ways to handle issues like the two I described above. It’s better to deal with these things openly, honestly, and persuasively.In the case of the expired contract, you’re better off persuading your client to put a 30-day patch in place while you complete your contract negotiation. It’s better to go to your client directly, work to understand what’s preventing them from signing a new agreement, and persuade them to make something work. If you have to resort to force, you run the risk of damaging your relationship—and potentially losing your client.I promise your client will remember having their support turned off and their orders not shipped.There is nothing wrong with trying to compel a client with a time sensitive offer—if it’s truly time sensitive. But if it’s only time-sensitive to meet your revenue goals, then you are using force when you should be using persuasion. Instead, call your client and ask them when it would make sense for them to make the purchase. You might be able to persuade them to buy sooner.If you have to use force to make your offer compelling, you don’t have a compelling offer. Don’t be surprised if instead of being greeted with a signed contract, you’re instead greeted with a lost opportunity.Force isn’t as effective as persuasion. It never is. It never has been. You’re better off winning hearts and minds than attempting short cuts that damage—or destroy—relationships.QuestionsDo you ever try to resort to force to compel your clients or dream clients?Why do some salespeople—and sales organizations—resort to force?How might resorting to force damage your client relationships?How could you use persuasion instead of force—even if it took longer and was more difficult? 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
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Urgent reply from Philippine football chief SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte DeMarcus Cousins snaps out of frustrating slump, carries Warriors past Hornets UP NEXTLakers: Host New Orleans on Wednesday.Grizzlies: Host Chicago on Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations It was the first time that Valanciunas had been a part of a win at FedExForum since joining the team at the trade deadline.“It felt really good and was really needed,” the 7-foot center said. “It’s fun to play with this group.”TIP-INSLakers: G Lonzo Ball missed his 12th straight game with a left ankle sprain. … With an assist in the first quarter, James moved past Andre Miller for 10th place in NBA history. James entered the game tied with Miller with 8,524 assists. … Los Angeles shot 70 percent (14 of 20) in the first quarter, but trailed 34-31. For the game, the Lakers shot 45 percent. … James had 10 points in the fourth. … Ingram was 12 of 18 from the field, including all three of his 3-pointers.Grizzlies: Coach J.B. Bickerstaff said before the game there was no medical update on F Jaren Jackson Jr. (right thigh bruise) or timetable for his return. … He also had no update on Kyle Anderson, who missed his 10th straight game with right shoulder soreness. Anderson sought a third opinion on the injury last week. … Bradley was helped to the locker room with 2:22 left in the third quarter when he rolled his ankle in front of the Grizzlies bench after trying to block Kuzma’s shot. He returned in the fourth quarter.HAPPY BIRTHDAYNoah, the Grizzlies’ reserve center, turned 34 on Monday.“I’m really happy that we got the win,” Noah said. “I got my people in the building too. And, you know, that’s what it’s all about — playing against the best players, beating the Lakers, competing, winning and just coming back to the locker room happy.”ONE OF A KINDNoah has brought a new energy to the Grizzlies. Asked if he had played with anyone as intense as Noah, Valanciunas replied: “Uh, no. I’ve never played with a guy like this. I’m happy to be part of that.” Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town “I was very pleased with the effort and the togetherness of our group,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said. “I thought we got back to what we were doing earlier in the season. Unfortunately, we didn’t make enough plays.”Joakim Noah had 14 points and 12 rebounds, while Avery Bradley scored 15 points for Memphis, which ended a four-game skid.Memphis led 105-98 with 1:42 left, but a 3-pointer from Kuzma and layup from James pulled the Lakers within 105-103 with a minute left.Conley converted 3 of 4 free throws down the stretch, and one Lakers possession ended with an offensive foul on James. An airball on a 3-point attempt by James with 16 seconds left gave the Grizzlies the ball with a 108-103 lead.Bradley made a pair of free throws with nine seconds left to provide the winning margin.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) drives to the basket against Memphis Grizzlies guard Avery Bradley (0)in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Lakers got a triple-double from LeBron James and 32 points from Brandon Ingram but still suffered another dent to their playoff hopes.Mike Conley had 30 points including key free throws in the final minute, Jonas Valanciunas finished with 20 points and 13 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat Los Angeles 110-105 on Monday night.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View comments MOST READ The loss to the Grizzlies, in next-to-last place in the West, came two days after the Lakers lost 128-115 to the Pelicans in New Orleans. That game had James wondering if his teammates’ lack of experience in the playoff hunt had them prepared for the pressure and grind of trying to reach the postseason.This time, James, who finished with 24 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists, couched his comments with optimism, saying it is up to him and his teammates to continue their push.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“Just to stay positive and keep knocking on the door,” James said when asked about improving through the final stretch of the regular season. “I feel like if we play like we did (Monday), then we’ve got to continue that consistent effort to get us over this hump while we make this push.”Kyle Kuzma finished with 22 for Los Angeles, which is tied with Minnesota in 10th place in the Western Conference — three games out of the final playoff spot occupied by San Antonio. 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TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say INSIDER: Barcelona will offer Griezmann for Neymar – in Janby Carlos Volcano16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona refuse to drop their bid to bring Neymar back to the Nou Camp.It’s since been formally confirmed by Barca that PSG turned down two separate offers for the Brazil captain over the summer.And now they’re to try again in January, according to Okdiario’s chief pundit Eduardo Inda, when speaking on El Chiringuito.Inda says Barca are willing to offer Antoine Griezmann in part exchange.He said, “It is something that Barcelona wants, because I already said here a few weeks ago that (Lionel) Messi is not happy with (Antoine) Griezmann because he takes away space on the pitch. “So the chances of the Frenchman leaving sooner rather than later increase exponentially. There is a club that has always loved him and it is PSG. The operation that Barcelona’s board of directors has in mind is to negotiate Neymar-Griezmann in the winter market.”
It was virtually the same chart pattern in silver, except that silver finished the Thursday session in New York at $21.85 spot…up 7 cents. Net volume was only 25,500 contracts. The highs and lows for silver, like gold, aren’t worth mentioning. Drilling Intersects 102 Meters of 1.97 gpt Gold at Columbus Gold’s Paul Isnard Gold Project; Drilling Confirms Depth Extension of Gold Mineralization Columbus Gold Corporation (CGT: TSX-V) (“Columbus Gold”) is pleased to announce results of the initial five (5) core drill holes at its Paul Isnard gold project in French Guiana. The holes confirm depth extension of gold mineralization below shallow holes drilled on the 43-101 compliant 1.9 million ounce Montagne d’Or inferred gold deposit at Paul Isnard in the 1990’s and support the current program of resource expansion through offsetting open-ended gold mineralization indicated by the earlier holes. Robert Giustra, CEO of Columbus Gold, commented: “These drill results validate Columbus Gold’s approach to adding ounces with a lower-risk drilling program designed to infill and to extend the mineralized zones to 200 m vertical depth from surface; a depth amenable to open pit mining.” Fourteen (14) holes have been completed (assays pending) by Columbus Gold in the current program and drilling is progressing at the rate of about 3,000 meters per month with one drill-rig on a 24 hour basis. Columbus Gold plans to accelerate the current program by engaging a second drill-rig as soon as one can be obtained. Please visit our website for more information about the project. Here’s today’s ‘cute quota’…and starting on Tuesday, these photos will be posted in “The Funnies” section. As always, it was pretty much the same chart pattern for silver…and Nick Laird’s Intraday Silver Sentiment Index closed up 1.70%.