A new plan to protect Messi

first_imgIn the case of Sport, the argument was striking. Under the headline “SOS Messi” it is explained that the Argentine is “more alone than ever” and it is reported that the Barcelona team is trying to sign players that make it an ecosystem more conducive to Argentina. Specifically, we talk about the signing of a central, a medium, an end and a ‘9’. In the case of the latter, the favorite option by the technical secretariat is Lautaro Martínez, of the Inter, by whom the Barça could offer money plus two regular players according to the Catalan newspaper.On the other hand, Sports world he dedicates his main cover story to the affectation of Coronavirus in the world of sports, but adds that Barça is very attentive to the possible option of signing Ferran Torres, of the Valencia, which ends contract next season and has not yet renewed. It is a classic that after a defeat the possible signings appear in the press the following day to give the fan the lost illusion after an important game that has not finished well. True to the appointment as if it were a clock, the Barcelona press appeared on Tuesday after Sunday’s defeat at Santiago Bernabéu talking about names for a new Culés project.last_img read more

SWAL Gets Anti-Ebola Materials from LNOC

first_imgThe Liberia National Olympics Committee (LNOC) has continued its fight against the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) with the donation of 288 bottles of bleach to the Sports Writers Association of Liberia (SWAL).The local governing body of Olympics, through its Vice President for Technical Affairs, Malcolm Joseph made the donation over the weekend at the headquarters of the Center for Media Studies and Peace Building (CEMESP), located on Benson Street. The donation was made possible through the support from the International Olympic Committee (IOC), he said.The gift was in extension of the LNOC’s gesture in an effort to wipe out the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) from Ebola hit countries, under the theme: “Do Not Stigmatize Ebola Survivors. They Are Our People, Embrace Them.”The president of SWAL, Roland Mulbah, thanked the LNOC for the donation and said it would be used for its intended purpose.It may be recalled that the LNOC donated similar items to the Liberia Football Association and the Alpha Oldtimers and Fraternity Association.The LNOC also donated anti-Ebola materials to seven counties of which 80% went to schools, and 20% for sporting associations and/or athletes.The counties included Grand Cape Mount, Bomi, Grand Bassa, Margibi, Bong, Nimba, Grand Gedeh and Nimba. Each county received 200 large anti-Ebola buckets with pumps, 40 cartons of Bleach Chlora, five pieces of thermometers and dozens of detergents (soaps) and antiseptic soaps amongst others. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

The Impact of County, Social Development Projects in Bong

first_imgAs the government of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf draws to an end, every county administration is working to account for projects undertaken during her administration.One such county official is Bong County Superintendent Selena Polson Mappy who was re-appointed by the President immediately upon returning to her job after unsuccessfully contesting for electoral district #6 against Maima Briggs Mensah, an independent candidate in the October 10 elections.The projects in pictures cover the period 2012 to 2017 with funding from the County Development Fund (CDF) and the County Social Development Fund (CSDF).President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf last June 21, arrived in Bong County on the final leg of her nationwide farewell tour, which took her to Belefania, Palala, Zota, Mano-Wainsue, Ganmue, and Bellemue, among others.During Superintendent Mappy’s administration, several development projects were completed and were turned over to the people of Bong County by President Sirleaf during her final tour.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Laca, Ramsey star as Arsenal make it nine in a row

first_img0Shares0000Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey celebrates after scoring a superb goal against Fulham © AFP / Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 7 – Arsenal swaggered to a ninth successive win as Alexandre Lacazette’s double and a goal of the season contender from Aaron Ramsey inspired a 5-1 rout of Fulham on Sunday.Unai Emery’s side turned on the style on the banks of the River Thames, recording their biggest win of the season as the resurgent Gunners moved into the Premier League’s top four. Lacazette was at the centre of Arsenal’s powerful show at Craven Cottage, with his superb second-half strike restoring their lead after Andre Schurrle had cancelled out his opener.Ramsey’s audacious back-heeled goal put Arsenal in complete control to cap a stunning move that recalled the club’s finest days under Emery’s predecessor Arsene Wenger.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang netted twice in the closing stages as Arsenal won six consecutive league matches within a single campaign for the first time since 2016.They have also recorded three consecutive away league victories for the first time in two years.Emery was expected to need a long period to revive Arsenal after the depressing final years of the Wenger era.But the north Londoners are quickly rediscovering their verve and struggling Fulham had no answer to their enterprising display.Arsenal were battling fatigue after touching down in London in the early hours of Friday morning following a 4,000km flight from Azerbaijan, where they beat Qarabag 3-0 in the Europa League on Thursday.But Emery freshened up his side with six changes, although one was enforced as Mesut Ozil was sidelined due to a back spasm, and there were no signs of fatigue as they took the lead in the 29th minute.Alex Iwobi was the catalyst with a clever pass to Nacho Monreal.Monreal clipped his cross into Lacazette and the French striker left Tim Ream flat-footed with a nimble turn and close-range strike for his fourth goal of the season.Fulham are the only side in the Premier League yet to keep a clean sheet this season and it was easy to see why as Arsenal carved holes in the hosts’ creaky five-man defence.Arsenal were close to a second goal as they again exploited the space behind wing-back Cyrus Christie, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s effort well saved by Marcus Bettinelli.– Inspired move –Fulham hit back against the run of play in the 44th minute.Unhinged by Monreal’s wasteful pass, Arsenal were out of position as Luciano Vietto slipped a pin-point pass to Schurrle, who caught Rob Holding ball-watching as he sprinted through to chip a fine finish over Bernd Leno for his third goal this season.Undeterred, Arsenal stepped on the gas after the interval and Lacazette restored their lead in the 49th minute.Danny Welbeck headed onto Lacazette and he took Bettinelli by surprise with a powerful 20-yard drive that flashed past the newly called-up England keeper.Aubameyang and Ramsey had both been left on the bench, but Emery introduced them for the final half hour in a bid to kill off Fulham.It proved an inspired move as Ramsey sealed the points with a majestic finish in the 67th minute.A flowing attack saw Hector Bellerin and Ramsey combined in a blur of flicks and delicate touches in midfield before the ball was worked wide to Aubameyang.Aubameyang whipped over a low cross that was slightly behind Ramsey, prompting a superb adjustment from the Wales midfielder as he guided a back-flicked shot into the far corner.Aubameyang put the seal on Arsenal’s stroll in the autumn sunshine in the 79th minute, deftly converting Bellerin’s cross.The Gabon striker wasn’t finished yet and, in the last minute, he smashed in Ramsey’s pass for his sixth goal of the season.No wonder jubilant Gunners crammed into one corner of Craven Cottage celebrated the goal with chants of “We’ve got our Arsenal back”.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Classy Gor slay Ingwe in Mashemeji Derby

first_imgAFC continued willowing in their disturbing form as they picked up a fifth loss in six games, condemning them further down the log into the relegation spots.While it was expected that Gor boss Hassan Oktay would tinker with his squad ahead the Petro Atletico game, the Cypriot went in with his strongest squad save for striker Dennis Oliech who was injured.AFC’s Cassa Mbungo made a single change from the team that lost to Mount Kenya United in midweek, Christopher Oruchum coming into defense while skipper Robinson Kamura was pushed into the defensive midfield role, Eugene Mukangula dropping to the bench.Gor Mahia striker Jacques Tuyisenge tries to find a way past AFC Leopards’ Christopher Oruchum and Isaac Kipyegon during the Mashemeji Derby at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on February 9, 2019Gor were simply in a class of their own in the opening half and reduced AFC to zero shots on target in the first 45 and a minute of added time. The reigning champions showed they are a class above their arch rivals, dominating the game and passing the ball with so much ease.Muguna who seems to be getting back into the form that propelled him to the player of the year award in 2017 had the first sniff at goal barely three minutes into the game.The midfielder broke into the box from the right after a quickly started freekick found AFC sleeping on their bellies, but Eric Ndayishimiye came to the rescue making a save ay his near post with Boniface Omondi missing an effort of heading the rebound home.Gor continued pressing AFC and Ndayishimiye seemed to have the jitters of his first derby, one of his miss-passes in the area almost costing the side but he redeemed himself to pick up Philemon Otieno’s cross as Whyvonne Isuza screamed to his neck to urge him keep calm.Gor Mahia midfielder Kenneth Muguna tries a shot against AFC Leopards during the Mashemeji Derby at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on February 9, 2019But, AFC’s soft defense broke on the quarter hour mark when Muguna opened the scoring with a second bite of the cherry in a move he had engineered himself.Francis Kahata swung in a cross from the left and though Christopher Oruchum and Salim Abdallah managed to block the first effort, Muguna picked up the spills and nudged it in between Ndayishimiye’s legs.K’Ogalo continued dominating the sizeable crowd roaring to their every one-two tick-tock kind of passing.Muguna came close to picking number two for himself and the team on the half hour mark but his venomous strike from the edge of the box after his one-two interchange of passes with Batambuze was blocked, came crushing against the crossbar.AFC were pinned in their own half and seldom broke to create chances.But in the final eight minutes of the half, they showed glimpses of a side that can score when calm. In the 37th minute, Marcel Kaheza’s freekick was blocked by the wall and Isuza’s attempt to head it home off the rebound was over.A minute later, Joash Onyango lost the ball in a dangerous position With Tatuwe Wayeka intercepting and passing to Jaffary Owiti wide on the left, but his shot was wide.In between, Jacques Tuyisenge came close but his connection from the edge of the six yard box off a Boniface Omondi cross on the left went wide.At the stroke of halftime, Isacc Kipyegon tried to get his side back into the game with a curling freekick off the right,, but the effort sailed inches over the bar.In the second half, AFC came back a bit recharged and they started off with so much energy as they sought the single ticket that would hand the, a way back into the match.Gor Mahia defender Philemon Otieno attempts to find a way past AFC Leopards’ Jaffary Owiti during the Mashemeji Derby at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on February 9, 2019They nearly did so 12 minutes into the half when Owiti beat keeper Boniface Oluoch to a Kamura freekick and headed it back to the edge of the six yard box, but Isuza somehow failed to hit the target with Batambuze recovering to clear.They were punished for that glaring miss four minutes later when Shakava’s missed header off a Kahata freekick confused Ndayishimiye, with the ball dropping at the bottom right of his goal.Immediately, Mbungo threw in a sub, Saad Musa coming off for Mukangula.Ingwe dodged a bullet when Tuyisenge nodded home at the back post off a Kahata cross, but the second assistant’s referee was up for offside.AFC tried to get into the game and had two chances, first, Vincent Oburu who had just come on stealing the ball off Joash Onyango before feeding Mukangula, but the latter’s shot whistled just inches off target.Boniface Oluoch was called into his first save of the afternoon minutes later when he punched away a shot from Owiti off another industrious supply from Oburu.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia midfielder Kenneth Muguna celebrates his goal against AFC Leopards during the Mashemeji Derby at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on February 9, 2019NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 9 – Goals in either half from Kenneth Muguna and Francis Kahata saw reigning Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia outclass arch rivals AFC Leopards 2-0 at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on Saturday afternoon to pick the Mashemeji Derby bragging rights.Kenneth Muguna put in a blinder of a performance for the reigning champions to help them to a morale boosting victory especially ahead of Wednesday’s CAF Confederations Cup second Group D match in Luanda, Angola against home side Petro Atletico.last_img read more

Dangerous driver who will be “weighed down” by pal’s death escapes prison

first_imgA driver whom a Judge said will be “weighed down” after killing his close friend after pleading guilty to dangerous driving has escaped going to prison.Seosamh McGonigle sped away from a pub in Inishowen before killing his friend John Hegarty a short time later. McGonigle, 19, was driving at speed before he hit a grass verge, lost control of his Toyota Corolla and then crossed the road and struck a large boulder.McGonigle and his front seat passenger survived the smash but Mr Hegarty, who was not wearing a seatbelt in the back of the car, was killed.McGonigle pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing death and having no insurance when he appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court.Judge John Aylmer said as there were no witnesses to the accident, it was difficult to establish what the exact circumstances of the crash were.He said evidence had been given of two cars speeding away from the Foot Inn in Burnfoot in July, 2015 but said it wasn’t possible to establish the identity of these cars.He said that normally such an incident would merit a sentence of two years in prison but he must take into consideration that McGonigle had no previous convictions, was of impeccable character and had pleaded guilty.He said he was reducing the sentence to sixteen months in jail.However, Judge Aylmer said he felt this was one of those “rare and tragic cases” which could be dealt with with a non-custodial sentence.“He is on the cusp of his life and I accept he will be weighed down dealing with the death of his friend…” he said.He suspended the entire jail sentence for two years, ordered McGonigle to undertake the pro-social driver’s course and banned him from driving for six years.The accused man’s family wept as the sentence was passed while Mr Hegarty’s family left the courtroom.Mrs Mary Hegarty had previously paid tribute to her late son at the court as harrowing details of the night on which he was killed were revealed.Mrs Hegarty told how she knelt beside her son at the scene of the brutal crash on the night of July 12th, 2015.She thought her son had simply been injured in the crash but as she made her way through the Garda cordon, another person sympathised with her.She told how she knelt beside her son while her husband cradled his head and another brother lay on top of him in grief.“It was the worst night of my life. To this day we do not remember leaving the scene,” she said.She described her tragic son as a mammy’s boy who phoned home from wherever he was and wasn’t embarrassed by it.She added that he had great respect for people, loved music, knew the words to all songs and loved playing guitar.Mrs Hegarty said John was missed dearly by all his family including his brothers and sisters and young brother Ronan with whom he shared so much time.Mrs Hegarty concluded “All we have is beautiful memories which we will treasure forever.“His death could have been prevented – the loss of our beautiful brother and son is a cross we will have to carry for the rest of our lives.”She added that none of her son’s friends who had been at the scene had called to her home since the crash.Garda Sergeant Stephen Lynch told how the accused had come to collect John Hegarty and Lee McDermott at the pub but had not been drinking at all.However, when he left the pub it was likely that he was driving at speed before hitting a grass margin and then losing control of the car before it hit a boulder after crossing to the opposite side of the road at Carnashannagh, Burnfoot.Barrister for the accused, Mr Richard Lyons, said his client, who is from Glackmore, Muff, had put his hands up from an early stage and had returned from Australia to appear in court.He said his client was deeply remorseful for what had happened and had not been behind the wheel of a car since.He said his client had attended Mr Hegarty’s funeral but had not deemed it appropriate to call to the family home with the pending court case.Dangerous driver who will be “weighed down” by pal’s death escapes prison was last modified: May 6th, 2018 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:courtdangerous drivingdonegalJohn HegartykilledSeosamh McGoniglelast_img read more

Cattle markets and the Tyson fire

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Andrew Griffith, Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of TennesseeThe market is down one large harvest facility and cattle feeders cannot feed the same animal for infinity and beyond. As a result, availability of feeder cattle will increase in the near term. Packers continue to put the squeeze on cattle feeders as they appear to be holding all of the leverage. It is difficult to identify any leverage point cattle feeders control in today’s market, but this situation will not last forever. Similar to leverage slipping into the abyss, live cattle basis may or may not be favorable to cattle feeders as regional differences are the story on this subject. The kindest way to summarize the cattle feeder’s situation is that better days have to be on the horizon, but it is difficult to tell how far off the horizon is.Since the Tyson fire was reported on Aug. 9, it is difficult to pick up on the fact in the initial numbers that a facility that has the capacity to harvest 30,000 animals a week is out of commission. Federally inspected slaughter the week following the fire was only 5,400 head fewer than the same week one year ago while the second week following the fire showed an 11,500 head increase compared to last year. Similarly, slaughter levels those two weeks do not appear to deviate from previous weeks. The picture gets a little fuzzy when looking at steer and heifer slaughter. There is only one week of official steer and heifer slaughter data to compare. That one week looks very similar to previous weeks, but steer slaughter was down 11,700 compared to the same week from a year ago while heifer slaughter increased 6,300 compared to a year ago. The picture will become clearer in a few more weeks, but the question already appears to be answered.The calf and feeder cattle markets have worked their way out of the funk that was the Tyson slaughter facility fire. There was likely some fear and doubt in cattle feeders minds related to where they were going to go with cattle the next few months that knocked the yearling cattle market on its rear end for a week or two. However, that fear appears to have subsided as cattle feeders continue to look for quality cattle.last_img read more

Now Comes the Hard Part for Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#cloud computing#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… alex williams Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… The ceremony is over. Now comes the hard part for Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft.HP is now the primary supplier of hardware for Microsoft’s private-cloud initiative. The $250 million partnership calls for the two companies to align on sales, engineering and professional services.Microsoft is pushing a strategy that looks similar to the approach that made it the multi-billion dollar company it is today.That approach put Microsoft in the center position during the PC era. It carried to some extent into the Internet age but by that time open-source efforts began to gain significant strength. Microsoft could not use its proprietary dominance on the PC to gain the same lock on the Internet, a peer-to-peer network that is smart at its edges, not at its core.Now comes the age of the cloud. Microsoft is focusing on making its software the core technology, integrated tightly with HP hardware. It’s conceivable that the approach may work, especially in a virtualized environment.HP’s role is to provide the data center hosting services, networking gear and servers for the Azure platform. Applications will be optimized for HP’s Converged Infrastructure. Companies may choose to deploy the platform in HP’s container environment.You can imagine the capital expenditures for these deployments. But it’s also one of the realities of today’s market. There is a class of the enterprise that wants this type of controlled environment. And then there are the hosting providers that serve a wide variety of customers who also want a contained environment. But open source in the enterprise continues to gain acceptance as does it in the cloud. This week’s news that Rackspace is open-sourcing its cloud infrastructure means there is the potential for a new network of open cloud offerings. Its promise is a level of interoperability that can not be attained in a virtualized network.Once a customer commits to Windows Azure Appliance they are pretty much saying that Windows Azure will be its core cloud service. It will mean that they have to rely on the software and hardware development from Microsoft and HP engineers. It’s powerful but not open-source by any means.Cloud computing is a revolution. You get that sense at an event like last night’s Cloudcamp here at OSCON. So much is changing.But revolutions do not happen overnight. In the meantime, the existing power structure in the enterprise will be looking to extend the scope of what they do. And for many, that means a more complex, more virtualized data center. That’s good news for Microsoft and HP.The wild card? How soon the revolution will take to play out.last_img read more

NAB 2016: Big News for Virtual Reality and 360-Degree Video

first_imgVirtual reality and 360-degree video are the talk of NAB 2016. Here’s what everyone is buzzing about.As anticipated, VR and 360-degree video had a huge presence at NAB 2016. So far we’ve learned about major updates to the YouTube player and editing VR in Premiere Pro. Here are some of the earliest highlights.YouTube Announces Live Streaming for 360-Degree Videos and Spatial AudioThe leading VR streaming service YouTube has announced the ability to live stream 360-degree videos. Leading streaming competitor Facebook recently announced their own VR camera, but has not yet announced the ability to live stream VR video.YouTube Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan states:What excites me most about 360-degree storytelling is that it lets us open up the world’s experiences to everyone. Students can now experience news events in the classroom as they unfold. Travelers can experience faraway sites and explorers can deep-sea dive, all without the physical constraints of the real world. And today’s kids dreaming of going to a basketball game or a concert can access those experiences firsthand, even if they’re far away from the court. What were once limited experiences are now available to anyone, anywhere, at any time.After years of live streaming Coachella, this year YouTube streamed select artist performances in 360 degrees. Perhaps more impressive than live streaming is the announcement of ‘spatial audio’ or a literal surround sound.Just as watching a concert in 360 degrees can give you an unmatched immersive experience, spatial audio allows you to listen along as you do in real life, where depth, distance and intensity all play a role.To demonstrate the power of spatial audio, open the YouTube app on an Android phone and you can listen to a New Orleans jazz band play around you. There is a whole playlist dedicated to the new spatial audio performances.Read More on the YouTube Blog and The Verge’s YouTube introduces live 360 video, the gateway drug to virtual reality.Adobe Updates Premiere Pro for VRPremiere Pro has announced full support for VR video workflows. Import footage in the new VR Video mode to preview and control pan and tilt in the NLE. The new metadata flags will verify that your project files are supported on VR-capable sites like YouTube and Facebook.Read More on Adobe’s Creative Cloud Updates.Mettle Introduces Skybox 360VR Transitions for 360-Degree Video in Premiere ProMettle made a name for themselves as the After Effects plugin for creating 360-degree video in After Effects. Recently the company released Skybox 360/VR Tools for Premiere Pro.  The toolset allowed users to add text, logos, and layer 2D footage on 360 footage. Editors could also correct the horizon line, denoise, blur, and sharpen footage.Now the company has announced a set of transitions designed for VR videos, an industry first.  Skybox 360/VR Transitions will offer a gradient wipe, random blocks, iris wipe, and mobius.360 Mobius Transitions is a good example of how editors can use movement to briefly assume control of the visual experience and pull the viewer out of one space and into a new one. Rather than cutting from shot-to-shot on a flat screen, the transition feels physical, which helps the viewer to understand that they are being taken from one place to another, as well as allowing their eyes and brain to absorb the switch over to a new environment. – Below The LineRead More on Mettle’s VR Transitions for Premiere Pro.GoPro Omni Aims to Bring VR Video to the MassesGoPro finally announced their own 360-degree array, the Omni — a six-camera VR rig. It was last year when we first heard about GoPro working on a six-camera VR setup, after the company purchased VR software company Kolor.The Omni sphere and software alone will cost $1,499. An Omni with six cameras will set you back $4,999.Read More from GoPro VR and on fxguide.Mantis 360 Remote Control Stabilizer DollyMotion Impossible introduces the Mantis 360, a remote control stabilizer designed to hold a VR camera. The 360 Evo stabilizer easily balances and is designed to hold cameras weighing up to 13 lbs. The Evo features a 2-axis gimbal, 2-axis sliding plate with level bubble, and quick release height adjustment. With the Evo attached to the Mantis dolly, users can create an incredibly smooth experience. The full Mantis 360 systems will cost $17,834.Are you excited about the future of VR? Let us know in the comments below.last_img read more

The Only Thing That Improves Sales Results

first_imgI want you to think about this.If a sales process alone was enough to ensure that salespeople win business, then the results most sales organizations produce would be radically improved. Their results would be far better than they are. A sales process is important, even critical, but it isn’t enough to ensure salespeople produce the results they are capable of.If a methodology was enough to produce better results, any organization that bought into a new methodology would see immediate improvement once that methodology was installed, trained, and implemented. Methodologies are important. They’re processes you run inside your sales process. For some reason, however, they don’t move the bell curve that is the whole sales force forward.So we now look to technology. The promise of CRM was that once the salesperson’s activity could be tracked, measured, and managed appropriately, better performance would follow as sure day follows night. Additionally, forecasting sales would be simple and accurate, and leaders could easily make decisions based on their forecasts. None of this, however, has proven true.Social Selling was supposed to connect salespeople to their prospective clients in a new way, a way that would make the old, antiquated prospecting methods a thing of the past. With these new tools, every salesperson could easily connect with their prospects, engage them in a conversation, and quickly create new opportunities. Yet, with all the new tools, sales performance has still not improved.The digital age required a new way of organizing a sales force so that better results could be more easily had. Instead of having a salesperson, we sliced the roles into BDRs, SDRs, AEs, and AMs, all supported by SMEs. The answer had to be that dividing the roles into people who qualify, people who do discovery, people who close deals, and people who manage clients would produce the results sales organizations needed. This was the silver bullet. Except, it wasn’t. And it isn’t.The top 20 percent  of any sales force has the same product, pricing, irrational competitors as the rest of the sales force. They have the same process, same methodologies, and same technologies. They all work for the same company, and they call on the same prospective clients. The reason they are in the top 20 percent is because they are better salespeople.If you want better sales results, build better salespeople, better sales managers, and better sales leaders. The processes, the methodologies, and the tools are more powerful when put in the hands of someone worth buying from in the first place. 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 Nowlast_img read more