first_imgIn one of the best heavyweight contests in recent memory, Joshua inflicted an 11th-round TKO on Klitschko in front of a record 90,000 crowd at Wembley in April.While Pulev has only lost once, to Klitschko, in 26 professional fights, his low profile makes for a tough sell for Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn.However, should Joshua extend his record to 20-0 as expected, it clears the way to set up a lucrative unification bout against Kiwi WBO champion Joseph Parker, who takes on Hughie Fury in Manchester on September 23, or WBC title-holder Deontay Wilder.Meanwhile, it is has been reported that negotiations are in the works for Wilder to meet undefeated Cuban knockout artist Luis Ortiz in Brooklyn on November 4.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram With Wladimir Klitschko no longer an option, it appears world heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua has found his next opponent.Reports in Britain claim Joshua will put his IBF and WBA Super titles on the line against Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev in Cardiff on October 28.According to the UK’s Mirror, the undefeated Brit has been ordered by the IBF to face Pulev, the mandatory challenger, after a rematch with Klitschko fell through due to the latter’s retirement.Bulgaria’s Kubrat Pulev Pulev has only lost once in 26 professional fights.last_img read more

first_imgLife has not been found on Mars, but some scientists, according to National Geographic News, are worried that we are contaminating the planet with Earth germs that will make the search for Martians more difficult.  Speaking of Mars, a report in Science Now claims that Mars rarely got above freezing in its entire history.    The life-on-Mars angle is not news, but life on Titan?  Sure enough, two astrobiologists, according to New Scientist, are claiming there might be faint evidence for life on the frozen moon of Saturn among the barbecue lighter fluid (see 04/25/2005 entry).  Based on initial chemical analysis from the Huygens Probe (see 01/21/2005 and 01/15/2005 stories), Chris McKay and Heather Smith think something might be feasting on gas.  “They think the microbes would breathe hydrogen rather than oxygen, and eat organic molecules drifting down from the upper atmosphere,” especially energy-rich acetylene, according to the report.  Better keep that oxygen from Saturn’s rings away (see 02/28/2005 entry), or the whole moon might blow like a torch.  That produces some follow-up speculations.  Would such an event cook the life well done?  If a barbecue happens with no one around to eat it, is there really a taste?McKay ought to know better.  He knows chemistry, and he knows thermodynamics.  If life is information made flesh (see 06/25/2005 article), where is he going to import that ingredient?  Astrobiologists are going to lose their last smidgeon of credibility totally if they keep pushing the myth that life just happens everywhere just because they need to justify their careers.  Honesty is the best policy.(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

first_imgKelt-11b is a new exoplanet discovered by researchers in South Africa, collaborating with others from around the world. The discovery further solidifies South Africa’s reputation as a global leader in astronomy.An artist’s impression of Kelt-11b, the newly discovered exoplanet, orbiting its host star, Kelt-11. (Image: Walter Benjamin, SAAO)Compiled by Priya PitamberA new exoplanet, described as “puffed up”, “bloated”, and “having the density of Styrofoam” has been discovered by researchers at the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO), working together with others from around the world.An exoplanet, or extrasolar planet, is a planet that orbits a star outside our solar system.The newly discovered exoplanet, named Kelt-11b, is orbiting a star 320 light years away and shares some similarities with Jupiter and Saturn because it is also a gas giant. But there are differences too.“The new exoplanet orbits its host star — called Kelt-11 — so closely that it completes an orbit in less than five days,” said the SAAO. “Kelt-11b has only a fifth of Jupiter’s mass, but is 40% larger in radius. This means that this new bloated planet has about the same density as Styrofoam.”Watch:The SAAO’s Dr Rudi Kuhn said it was an exciting discovery. “The planet Kelt-11b orbits one of the brightest stars known to host an exoplanet and is one of the most inflated planets ever discovered.”This would enable researchers to make detailed observations of the atmospheric composition of the exoplanet using much larger telescopes such as the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT), Kuhn said.“This will help us understand how these giant planets are formed, why they have such small orbits as well as what might happen to them in the future.”#KELT11b SAAO’s Dr Tana Joseph says “It’s great that our small telescopes are doing world-class science”. KB— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) April 20, 2017#KELT11b Joseph, “people come from all over world to the site in Sutherland, because of the geographical advantage.” KB— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) April 20, 2017How it worksTwo small robotic telescopes are part of the Kelt (Kilodegree Extremely Little Telescope) with Kelt-North in Arizona in the US, and Kelt-South in Sutherland, South Africa. Kuhn helped with the construction of Kelt-South.“The exoplanet was first discovered with the Kelt-South telescope and thereafter monitored by many telescopes around the world operated by researchers at universities as well as telescopes operated by amateur astronomers,” said the organisation.What the researchers knowAccording to research findings published in The Astronomical Journal:Kelt-11 is the brightest known transiting exoplanet host in the southern hemisphere;It has a large atmospheric scale height, 2,763km, and;Because of those characteristics, it could become the benchmark of the study of such exoplanets.Source: SAAOWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

first_imgUber vs Lyft: Battling for Supremacy Sales is a difficult job with representatives working long hours to meet demanding quotas while keeping clients loyal and returning for repeat business. While good sales reps remain dedicated to hitting their company’s goals, the chance for employee burnout while doing so is high. There are seven strategies that boost sales productivity.You’ll need strategies that boost sales productivity, as competitors will always be looking to swipe your prospects.Fortunately, sales reps are naturally competitive individuals driven by a desire to win, increase personal excellence, and be their company’s top performer. It falls on sales operations to find the right tools and processes to enable those sales reps to maintain that edge and continue hitting their targets.The following are seven practical tools and strategies sales reps can use to help their reps work more efficiently without feeling the burnout. Ultimately, well-planned strategy will boost productivity and drive your company revenue.Clean and Actionable Sales Performance Management (SPM) DataData must be usable. There is a lot of SPM data everywhere, but until it’s clean, organized, and centralized, it is nothing more than a lot of names and numbers. Ironically, sales data contains some of a business’ most valuable information.This SPM data will provide critical insights into the all-important, but often elusive, customer journey. Much of the sales data has gone unmanaged, and CRM data has taken priority. This does a disservice to organizations since CRM data is subjective and dependent on sales and marketing people to update it.Sadly, both the sales and marketing departments have been responsible for procuring information and adding updates. The habit of having departments with somewhat unique goals — leave inaccurate information in the file. We now have the most erroneous data source in the archives.Companies with large salesforces in highly competitive markets are starting to understand that the data unlocked by their sales performance management (SPM) systems.Your SPM system might hold the keys to the kingdom for your company. The most advanced SPM platforms will already have the capability to pull data in from almost any source in a matter of hours (not days). Use this accurate data accessible to help sales leaders readily identify geographies with ease.Note how quickly you see the potential for business growth and cross-selling productivity opportunities.Combine accessible, accurate data and no-code application development capabilities. That enables quick development of focused reports; sales leaders can quickly and easily activate that data and provide sales reps instant access to the key insights that will help them achieve their goals quickly and efficiently.No-Code Apps Fast and actionable data is crucial for salespeople to close deals quickly. It’s essential for sales people to promptly analyze actionable insights to make more informed and impactful decisions. Sales reps will focus on the right opportunities using no-code data management tools.Gaining instant access to information about customers and prospects in a timely and efficient manner is the key to boost sales.No-code applications enable sales to validate and pre-process data via no-code extract, transform, and load (ETL) capabilities. These capabilities allow the data to be consolidated and organized without sales having to work with additional third-party tools or write complicated code.Automating the time-consuming code writing process enables sales to pull aggregated data in a matter of minutes. You’ll give your salespeople more time to do what they do best quickly and efficiently – sell.Real-Time Performance MetricsIn order to help sales reps succeed and achieve professional satisfaction, they must have visibility into their performance metrics. How many calls are they making? How many meetings have they scheduled? How many deals are they closing?The data shared through SPM data provides sales with this valuable information, allowing them to measure their own performance. Salespeople can see where they want to pick up the pace to close more deals.Sales Pipeline Analysis Sales must perform ongoing analysis of its sales pipeline – tracking opportunities from the first contact to a closed sale. Sales pipeline analysis enables the transactions data to monitor the unfolding sales process and reveal which areas have the potential for improvement.Analyzing the data helps reps achieve their objectives by allowing them to make accurate forecasts based on the number and quality of leads in the sales pipeline. To perform this analysis successfully and to achieve the desired results, sales reps need to identify the pipeline stages in the particular selling process.You’ll see the number of deals in the pipeline, the average sales cycle, win rates, average deal sizes, and even the stagnant opportunities. These stages should flow logically, smoothly leading prospects from one step to the next, all the way to closing the sale.Mobile Alerts and Accessibility Mobile apps are geared toward the always-on-the-go sales rep. They ensure reps get instant access to crucial information about clients and prospects. You’ll facilitate collaboration and communication with managers and colleagues. By using mobile apps to visualize and act upon real-time business metrics, sales reps are empowered to exceed across individual and team goals.Additionally, mobile productivity calculators allow sales reps to gauge their own performance against their coworkers wherever they might be, providing clear, concise “need-to-know” intel that helps them reach their next sales goal quickly.GamificationThe use of mobile apps has also spurred on greater interest in gamification, which is a great tool that resonates well with competitive sales reps who want to win and be recognized for their efforts. With things like leaderboards, gamification naturally taps into this competitive nature. Allow reps to see how they are performing against their colleagues. Gamification can also be used for administrative tasks, like filling out forms and updating sales data. Giving sales recognition for doing these tasks may seem trivial, but it keeps them motivated.CommunicationSales reps want to know how they are performing at all times. As a result, many organizations are increasingly utilizing technology to support those on the frontline.Digital platforms that combine messaging capabilities with incentive compensation systems enable sales operations to inform sales reps. The sales rep needs information about comp plan changes, territories, contests, and other vital matters that affect the quality of their performance.This includes clear communication of targets and goals, ways to close more deals quickly. The reps will learn how to strengthen relationships with customers and turn repeat customers into champions for the organization. Also, sales ops have robust reporting analytics to coach their sales reps in these matters effectively.ConclusionSales reps work hard to earn their compensation year-round. Your reps should be equipped with the tools and strategies that help them hit their quotas, and close those long-lead sales more quickly and efficiently. By using strategic tools that enable them to sell more effectively, sales reps can work more efficiently during the day and hit their organization’s goals, all without feeling the burn. CEOs in Troubled Waters (with Myriam Joire from… Related Posts Arturo Bentin A Review of Instagram Marketing by Matthew Lucas AI is Not the Holy Grail of Sales, at Least Not…last_img read more

first_imgKamlesh Tiwari murder: Suspects’ clothes recovered The Gujarat Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) on Tuesday claimed to have arrested the two main suspects who allegedly committed the murder of Hindu Samaj Party leader Kamlesh Tiwari in Lucknow on October 18.The two suspects were nabbed from Shamlaji near the Gujarat-Rajasthan border, police said, adding that they were on the way to Gujarat after having reached Shahjahanpur from Nepal.The duo was identified as Ashfaqhussain Jakirhussain Shaikh, aged 34, and Moinuddin Khurshid Pathan, aged 27. Both are residents of Surat, the Gujarat ATS said. While Shaikh is a medical representative, Pathan is a food delivery boy, police said.The ATS said that the two were apprehended on the basis of technical and physical surveillance mounted on their family members and acquaintances. The two had approached their family members and acquaintances for “further finances” after the money they had on them got over, police said.Also Read  The primary investigation of the accused persons reveals that they had committed the crime “in retribution to purported statements by the deceased,” the ATS said.In 2015, Tiwari has shot into the limelight after he made controversial remakes about Prophet Mohammad following which several Muslim groups held huge protests demanding action against him.Six persons, including two Muslim clerics from Bijnor in West UP, have already been detained on charges of allegedly scripting the conspiracy behind the murder.Tiwari was murdered in his house in the Naka area of Lucknow by two suspects, one of whom was shown by CCTV footage to have worn saffron clothes.The clothes, along with the alleged murder weapon, a knife, were recovered from a Lucknow hotel by police on Sunday.last_img read more

first_imgLiverpool striker Salah named Caf African Football Player of the Yearby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool striker Mohamed Salah has been named Caf African Football Player of the Year for the second time in a row.Salah saw off competition from Reds teammate Sadio Mane and Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to scoop the award yet again.Salah enjoyed a stellar 2018 as he led the goalscoring charts at home and in Europe.He netted 44 times in all competitions last season.And Salah’s fine form saw Liverpool end up in the Champions League final, which they lost to Real Madrid.Salah also represented Egypt at their first-ever World Cup in Russia. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgTWILLINGATE, N.L. – For years, drivers along Newfoundland’s Road to the Isles thought the orange circles around the highway’s notorious potholes were put there by the Department of Transportation.The spray-painted markings were actually the work of Ernest Barnes, the “Pothole Man.”The 70-year-old resident of Summerford, N.L., has made it his mission to keep drivers safe by drawing attention to the holes in the road.“All the tourists I’ve talked to, they really love Newfoundland and the people of Newfoundland,” he says. “But the roads, they don’t like.”Barnes hits the highways along the province’s north coast for four to five hours every day, looking for potholes to paint.He’s already covered an area from Twillingate to Lewisporte, paying close attention to Port Albert, where tourists travel to take the ferry to picturesque Fogo Island.As a motorcycle rider, Barnes says he’s particularly concerned for riders who could be injured, and for tourists who aren’t prepared for such rough roads.Barnes has been spray-painting potholes for years, but he says this year’s crop is particularly large — he’s already emptied about two dozen cans of paint, and he’s cleared the local hardware store of its stock.It might seem like an expensive enterprise for a senior, but as word of Barnes’ safety crusade has spread, others have stepped in to help.Some supporters have approached Barnes in parking lots and out on the road to offer change and paint to help with his cause.The provincial Transport Department says road repairs in the area will be carried out over the next three years. In an emailed statement, the department said maintenance on the province’s roads is arranged on a priority basis.The department also says the Pothole Man is taking big risks.“Residents taking it upon themselves to mark sections of the highway for repairs pose potential safety risks to themselves and other motorists, and the department does not condone this activity,” spokesperson Brian Scott said in an email.But Barnes isn’t concerned about his safety. He says the government should direct its attention to the motorists at risk when driving on uneven roads.“I still have eyes, and I’m not deaf so I can hear the vehicles, and I do have a vest that I can wear, a safety vest,” said Barnes. “I’m gonna die sometime, so if I get killed, well at least they can say he was trying to help someone else, right?”Now that his identity as the highway’s pothole protector is out, drivers sometimes honk their horns and stop to thank him. Last week, one woman pulled over to hand him a can of paint.Barnes has been marking potholes all spring and summer. He says he’ll keep at it as long as he has the means.“As long as people are donating paint and donating a few dollars to buy it — because I can’t buy it on my own. I’m only a senior, right? And there’s only so much money you’ve got and you can spend.”— By Holly McKenzie-Sutter in St. John’s.last_img read more

first_imgShakhtar Donetsk’s Fred is expected to complete his transfer to Manchester United early this week, reports the BBCThe Red Devils are anxious to sign the Brazilian this summer with Jose Mourinho keen to find a replacement for his retired captain Michael Carrick and Marouane Fellaini, who is expected to leave Old Trafford as a free agent.After confirming that talks were at an “advanced stage” over a week ago, Fred is now expected to have a medical at United before completing his reported £52m move.Brazil coach Tite would welcome the news as he insists that he wants all his players to sort out their respective domestic futures before the start of the World Cup.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“When this happens, and it is inevitable, they are going to come to us and our advice to them is resolve this as soon as you can so your head is back with us and focusing on the national team,” he said, after Brazil’s 2-0 friendly win against Croatia.“If I was a manager I’d ask to sign him as well.”FC Porto’s teenage full-back Diogo Dalot is also expected to be signed by United in the coming weeks.last_img read more

first_imgReal Madrid interim boss Santiago Solari was pleased to give Vinicius Junior the chance to show the world his talent on Wednesday nightAfter just two brief cameos under Julen Lopetegui, Solari handed Vinicius his first ever start for Real in their 4-0 win at UD Melilla.Goals from Karim Benzema, Marco Asensio, Alvaro Odriozola and Cristo sealed the victory for Real.But it was Vinicius’ display that grabbed the headlines with the youngster storming past opposition defenders towards the end of the game and creating chances with a rabona cross.Although Solari, who’s frequently used Vinicius at Real Madrid Castilla this season, urged caution against placing too many expectations on the 18-year-old.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“He played the ninety minutes, he is a great young talent who has just arrived,” Solari told the club website.“He’s living in a new country, adapting to another style of football and to a new world at Real Madrid.“We can all see his talent, but football is made up more things. I’m happy with the whole team, which has worked hard”.The second leg of Real’s Copa Del Rey fourth-round tie with Melilla will be played on December 5.last_img read more

first_imgFor Bryan Robson, the French international can become of the English Premier League greats if he can continue with his current formFrench forward Anthony Martial started playing with Manchester United in 2015, after spending two years in the Ligue 1 with Monaco.Since then, he has scored 28 goals in 93 matches.And for the Red Devil’s legend Bryan Robson, the French striker can beDaniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“For me, over the last month we’ve seen the real Martial, where you expect him to be because he’s got so much talent”, he told the club’s official website.“He’s had a terrific month and hopefully he can continue that all the way through the season now.”“Mentally, Martial just needs to get that little bit stronger to make sure he can do it week in, week out and not just have a good period for one month, then dip in form for a couple of months and then come back to form,” he concluded.last_img read more