On Picks and Shovels

first_imgMy friend Thad sent me a graphic he found on the web. The graphic shows what it describes as the old model of sales and the new model. The old model sales model includes three items: cold calling, qualifying leads, and sales demos. The new model shows social networks, educating, and engaging.I am sure this appeals to those who desperately want to believe that they are going to succeed in sales by using social networks, engaging with the people they find there, and educating them.The graphic was designed to sell something, no doubt something that may in fact help some people. But not you.No Choice To MakeFor you there is no choice to cold call or use social media. You must be adept at both. Look, if you don’t have the chops to pick up the phone and make your calls, you don’t have the chops to play on social media. Social media amplifies what you already are.You also don’t get to choose not to qualify your leads (even though you should spend the majority of your time on your super-qualified dream clients). You also don’t get to choose not to engage. But for you engage means something more than an email exchange after someone hits your company’s website. For you engage means asking for the commitment for a face-to-face visit.You don’t get to choose not to present, or demo what you sell, and educating your client. You better have some storytelling chops and you better have the business acumen and situational knowledge to make a difference for your dream client.If you want to know what prospecting really is, it is: referrals, cold calling, vendor referrals, networking events, conferences, trade shows, personal introductions from friends and family, your website, email, mail, print advertising, radio advertising AND social media.Beware of mutually exclusive choices (either/or). Instead, look for “and.” Be even more wary of people who sell you the idea that only what is new works.Think hard about how much you trust the advice of someone who stands outside the gold mine offering to teach you pan for gold while selling you picks and shovels. If they knew how to pan for gold and believed it was profitable, they’d be in the mine. They really just sell picks and shovels. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

You Have to Pay for Your Competitive Advantage

first_imgSalespeople want absolute superiority when it comes to product, service, or solution. They want an absolute advantage when it comes to pricing. You want dominance when it comes to generating a return on a client’s investment. If you had all of these things, then selling would be easy, and you might really, really want selling to be easy—but it isn’t.All of the ideas above are in conflict. If you have the very best product, service, or solution on earth, you must spend the money necessary to have that advantage in the marketplace. How on earth could you have absolute dominance and also have the lowest price? The additional premium you charge is how you have the very best solution.If you have the ability to generate greater results than anyone else, a strategy called “customer intimacy,” then you have to make the necessary investments to deliver that level of value. Look, your competitors aren’t stupid. If they have a lower price, they know that they are giving up something when it comes to customer intimacy. Maybe they decided not to make the investment in the additional people. Maybe they don’t want or intend to make the investment in leadership. To reduce their price, they have to give up something.You have to pick a lane on these things. You can have the very best product, but you are going to have to sell at a price that allows you to deliver the very best product. If your product is your intimate knowledge of the client and the ability to work creating high trust, high value, and high caring, then you are going to have to give up low price to deliver those things.If you want to sell at the absolute lowest price, you’re going to find that it’s much more difficult when you have no compelling differentiation. You are also going to notice that you mostly sell to difficult clients who care only about price, and who do not value you as a salesperson nor your organization as a partner. Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo doubtful for Champions League semi-final clash against Manchester City

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo will miss Real Madrid’s next match and is in doubt for the team’s Champions League semifinal game at Manchester City.Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said Friday that Ronaldo’s injury “wasn’t serious,” but he could risk aggravating the muscle he pulled in his right leg if he played at Rayo Vallecano on Saturday.Zidane said he hoped Ronaldo would be back for Tuesday’s trip to England to face City in the first leg of the semifinals. (Also read: Champions League semis – Madrid get City, Atletico play Bayern ) “He knows that he can’t be with us tomorrow, both he and the team are thinking about Tuesday,” Zidane said.Shortly before Zidane spoke, Real Madrid issued a statement saying that medical tests revealed that Ronaldo had pulled a muscle in his right thigh during Wednesday’s victory over Villarreal.Real Madrid trails league leader Barcelona and second-place Atletico Madrid by one point with four rounds left. Ronaldo, with 47 goals in 44 matches in all competitions, had played in every league match this season.Real Madrid will still be favored against Rayo. It has won eight straight league matches and has beaten Rayo in their last 12 meetings.Atletico Madrid, a title rival in both the Spanish league and Champions League, also has an injury problem. The club said Friday that center back Diego Godin had injured a muscle in his right leg.Atletico will host Malaga on Saturday, and then hosts Bayern Munich in the Champions League semifinals on Wednesday.Godin’s regular partner in defense, Jose Jimenez, will return for the match against Malaga after an injury layoff.advertisement”We have players who are playing well and are motivated,” Atletico coach Diego Simeone said. “I hope Diego recovers soon, but we will go on with the players we have.”last_img read more

Lakers Claim Kostas Antetokounmpo Off Waivers from Dallas

first_imgEL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have been awarded the rights to Kostas Antetokounmpo on a waiver claim.The Lakers announced the move Monday to acquire the 21-year-old brother of Milwaukee Bucks star and league MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo.Kostas Antetokounmpo played in two games for Dallas last season. The Mavericks acquired him in a draft-night trade last summer after Philadelphia chose him with the 60th and final pick. The 6-foot-10 forward played 40 games for the Mavs’ G League affiliate last year, when he averaged 10.6 points and 6.2 rebounds.The Mavericks waived him Friday.Antetokounmpo attended high school in suburban Milwaukee while his older brother began his NBA career. He then spent two seasons at the University of Dayton.___TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img

After no fifty in 2018, MS Dhoni has 3 fifties from 3 ODIs in 2019

first_imgBrief Scores: India (234/3; Dhoni 87*, Jadhav 61*) beat Australia (230; Chahal 6 for 42) by 7 wickets to win ODI series 2-1. Full ScorecardMS Dhoni has turned it around after a poor run in 2018 when he failed to score a single fifty in one-day internationals. He now has three successive half-centuries in 2019 in the series against Australia. He also became only the fourth Indian to score over 1000 ODI runs after Sachin Tendulkar, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli.Dhoni, who had managed only 275 runs from 20 ODIs in 2018, scored 51 in Sydney, 55 not out in Adelaide before scoring another one in the series decider in Melbourne. Overall, Dhoni now has 70 half-centuries in one-day internationals.When he reached 48 on Friday, Dhoni overtook Virat Kohli as the third highest run-scorer in the series. This is also the fifth time Dhoni has scored three successive half-centuries in ODI cricket.Later in the innings, the 37-year-old overtook Rohit Sharma as the second highest scorer in the series when he reached the score of 80.India needed 231 to win the match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground which they managed to do in 49.2 overs with Dhoni remaining unbeaten on 87 while Kedar Jadhav made 61 not out.The duo were involved in a 121-run unbeaten partnership for the fourth wicket which made the chase seem like a walk in the park for India.The batsmen followed up on a clinical effort from India’s bowlers who bowled out Australia for 230 after putting the hosts into bat.MS Dhoni had taken 96 balls for his 51 in the first match which India lost despite a classy hundred from Rohit Sharma. However, Dhoni was in his elements in the second ODI where his 54-ball unbeaten 55 along with Virat Kohli’s 39th hundred helped India chase down 299 and stay on course for a historic series win in Australia.advertisementThis is not the first time Dhoni has scored consecutive fifties in more than two matches. Back in 2009, Dhoni scored 94 and 53 vs Sri Lanka before scoring an unbeaten 84 against New Zealand. In 2011, Dhoni scored 69, 78, 50 and 87 not out vs England in 2011. Three years later, Dhoni scored 56, 50 and 79 not out against New Zealand.Not much of an appeal from the Aussies, but it looks like Dhoni has edged that! Not out… #CloseMatters#AUSvIND | @GilletteAU pic.twitter.com/6iOl7tfrGDcricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 18, 2019After the first ODI on January 12, India vice-captain Rohit Sharma had said the ideal number for MS Dhoni was No.4. It is no secret that Virat Kohli himself wanted Dhoni to bat higher up the order. Finally, in Adelaide, Dhoni walked out at No.4 and played an innings to remember.India were chasing a far lower total in Melbourne and it was again Dhoni who walked out to bat at No.4. He added 54 for the third wicket with Kohli and kept India in the hunt after Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan were dismissed cheaply.Dhoni’s return to form is a huge relief for India. In 2018, he had struggled in South Africa and was even booed at Lord’s where he failed to accelerate even as India chased a steep total against England.Also Read | Who will take my interview on Chahal TV? Yuzvendra Chahal wonders after 6-wicket haulAlso Read | 2019 World Cup: Shane Warne suggests teams play showpiece event in retro kitsAlso Read | MS Dhoni gives us a lot of confidence, says Shikhar DhawanAlso See:last_img read more

Kofi Annan a Humanitarian Icon – PM Holness

first_img Mr Annan served with distinction during his two-term tenure from 1997 to 2006 and was the epitome of a dedicated and committed international civil servant. The world has undoubtedly lost a great humanitarian icon in the person of Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations. Story Highlights Mr Annan died this morning (Saturday, August 18). He was 80. The world has undoubtedly lost a great humanitarian icon in the person of Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations.Mr Annan died this morning (Saturday, August 18). He was 80.Mr Annan served with distinction during his two-term tenure from 1997 to 2006 and was the epitome of a dedicated and committed international civil servant.He was the second person from Africa and the first black African to hold this high office, but he also stood out in several other ways as leader of the world body.Amongst his most significant pursuits was his persistent call for Governments to be held accountable for the treatment of their people.The former UN Secretary General was also an architect of the Millennium Development Goals which, for the first time, set global targets on issues such as poverty and child mortality. These and other humanitarian accomplishments earned him the Nobel Peace Prize jointly with the UN in 2001.The Government and people of Jamaica join me in extending sincerest condolences to his family and his homeland Ghana, in this time of deep mourning.last_img read more

Supreme Court to rule on QuebecNL feud over Churchill Falls hydro riches

first_imgThe Supreme Court of Canada will deliver a decision Friday in one of Canada’s bitterest interprovincial feuds — the notorious 1969 Churchill Falls hydro deal between Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador.Profits from the hydroelectric dam and power station in Labrador have been in dispute for decades, and a ruling in Newfoundland and Labrador’s favour could mean billions of dollars to ease the cash-strapped province’s considerable financial burdens.The decision will determine whether Hydro-Quebec has a “good faith” obligation to re-negotiate the deal, based on unforeseeable changes in electricity markets over time.Terms of the contract between the two provinces have delivered more than $27.5 billion to Hydro-Quebec and around $2 billion to Newfoundland and Labrador.At the time of signing, Hydro-Quebec agreed to buy Churchill Falls power at a fixed rate that was set to decrease over time, allowing the province sell the dam’s power for massive profits.But the division of profits has sparked a bitter feud between the two provinces.The deal is set to expire in 2041, and it’s been a thorn in Newfoundland and Labrador’s side for decades. Quebec has maintained that the costs and risks were clear when the deal was signed.Doug Mitchell, lawyer for the easternmost province, argued before the Supreme Court last year that negotiators almost 50 years ago couldn’t have predicted such drastic changes in the markets, or such significant profits.It’s the latest legal attempt by the Atlantic province to reopen what it sees as an unfair deal, in a decades-long series of court challenges that have, so far, been unsuccessful.Crown corporation Nalcor Energy lost its case before the Quebec Superior Court in 2010, when it argued that Hydro-Quebec had a duty to renegotiate terms because the massive profits were unforeseeable in 1969.The Quebec Court of Appeal upheld the trial decision, finding Quebec was under no obligation to renegotiate, and ruling that the “good faith” principles did not apply because the deal was “profitable” for Newfoundland and Labrador.While courts have typically sided with Quebec, a win would mean billions for Newfoundland and Labrador as the province faces mounting debt and paying the costs of the wildly over-budget Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project.last_img read more

Highway 43 open after police shooting near Whitecourt

first_imgThe Alberta Serious Incident Response Team has been notified will now lead the investigation.ASIRT has been directed to investigate an incident involving @RCMPAlberta near Whitecourt. No further details at this time.— ASIRT (@ASIRT_AB) July 3, 2018Highway 43 was closed for several hours on Tuesday while the RCMP investigated the incident.A photo shared on social media showed the long back up of traffic while the Highway was closed – Facebook WHITECOURT, A.B. – Highway 43 is open following a police shooting near Whitecourt.A police operation Tuesday saw westbound lanes of Highway 43 closed for several hours.  The RCMP say they attempted to stop a vehicle on the highway.  As members approached the vehicle, a confrontation occurred with lead to the discharge of an RCMP members’ firearm.Update: Hwy43 near Chickadee Creek, west of Whitecourt – Highway reopened. Expect delays due to volume. (5:15pm) #ABRoads https://t.co/l4I4nAlHn4— 511 Alberta (@511Alberta) July 3, 2018The RCMP say that an adult male suspect was involved and was later found deceased.last_img read more

The Latest: US judge scolds PG&E in hearing over wildfires

SAN FRANCISCO — The Latest on a court hearing on a U.S. judge’s proposals to try to prevent Pacific Gas & Electric Co. equipment from causing more wildfires (all times local):10:55 a.m.A U.S. judge is berating Pacific Gas & Electric Co. at a hearing to determine whether he should order the company to take major steps to try to prevent more wildfires.Judge William Alsup in San Francisco told attorneys for the company Wednesday that safety was not PG&E’s No. 1 priority and the company could have spent more money to trim trees to prevent wildfires.Alsup is overseeing a criminal conviction against PG&E on pipeline safety charges stemming from a deadly gas line explosion in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2010.He previously proposed as part of PG&E’s probation that it remove or trim all trees that could fall onto its power lines in high-wind conditions and shut off power at times when fire is a risk.An attorney for PG&E, Reid Shar, said the company was not offering platitudes when it said safety was its No. 1 goal.Wildfire damage has become a multibillion-dollar liability for the utility. The company filed for bankruptcy Tuesday in the face of hundreds of lawsuits from victims of wildfires.___8:30 p.m.Pacific Gas & Electric Co. will be back in a U.S. courtroom a day after filing for bankruptcy.The nation’s largest utility will try to convince a judge at a hearing Wednesday not to order dramatic steps aimed at preventing its equipment from causing more wildfires.U.S. Judge William Alsup is overseeing a criminal conviction against PG&E on pipeline safety charges stemming from a deadly gas line explosion in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2010.He proposed earlier this month as part of its probation that PG&E remove or trim all trees that could fall onto its power lines in high-wind conditions and shut off power at certain times. PG&E shot back in a court filing that the judge’s proposals would endanger lives and could cost as much as $150 billion.The Associated Press read more

Group of female inmates at Welikada launch protest on roof

Several female inmates at the Welikada prison staged a protest on the roof last week but suspended the protest a day later. A group of female inmates at the Welikada prison launched a protest on the prison roof this afternoon.The protest follows a similar protest being staged by female inmates last week. The protest last week was suspended following discussions held between the female inmates and the authorities.An official was appointed last week to look into the issues faced by female inmates of the Welikada prison. (Colombo Gazette) The inmates had demanded that their concerns be looked into, including delays to hear their cases.

Exhibition at UN Headquarters highlights Kazakhstan nuke tests economy

Following a call from the General Assembly for Secretary-General Kofi Annan to continue his efforts to increase world public awareness of the problems of the region, Kazakhstan, along with Struan Stevenson, Member of the European Parliament, opened the photo exhibit in the main lobby in New York on Friday.The General Assembly, in its resolution, maintains that the recent economic prosperity experienced by Kazakhstan as a whole is insufficient to resolve the deeply rooted and highly technical problems of radioactive contamination in the Semipalatinsk region.It adds that new Government programmes, if combined with international partnership assistance, could produce better results than those that have been achieved thus far.

Nissan to increase manufacturing staff

In anticipation of this temporary increase in demand continuing, the plant will recruit 150 manufacturing staff on fixed-term contracts from June. Due to existing scrappage initiatives operating on the continent, as well as the forthcoming UK scheme, Nissan Sunderland Plant is expecting additional, short-term customer demand for Micra, Note and Qashqai. Last month, Nissan experienced a year-on-year increase in sales in major European markets currently operating a scrappage scheme. This includes Germany +9%, France +31% and Italy +21%. In Budget 2009, government introduced a scrappage incentive scheme to kick-start demand in the car and van market.  The scheme, due to start 18 May, will see government offer a £1,000 incentive to be matched by participating vehicle manufacturers when scrapping a taxed, insured and MOT’d car or van more than ten years old which they have owned for at least one year. Trevor Mann, Nissan senior vice-president for manufacturing, Europe, commented, “The impact of the financial crisis is continuing and our 2009 full-year forecasts still reflect a depressed market overall. However, this short-term spike in demand, fuelled by a number of scrappage schemes introduced across Europe, is clearly a very welcome boost to business during what is a highly challenging period for all car makers.”  The temporary manufacturing staff, who will receive four-month contracts, will operate over both of the plant’s two production lines to support a planned volume increase of around 14,000 units in total. More information on the UK scrappage scheme available at www.motorindustryfacts.com. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Renato Vugrinec joins RK Metalurg

One of the best right backs in Europe in the last decade, Renato Vugrinec (37) left Slovenian Maribor and joined Macedonian champion, RK Metalurg Skoplje in the last moment before the start of the VELUX EHF Champions League. Vugrinec has played for Celje PL, SC Magdeburg, Portland San Antonio, HSV Handball and some other teams, before he went back to his country last summer and signed contract with RK Maribor Branik, the fifth team of domestic championship.After only six matches in the new team, Vugrinec has decided to accept very good offer from Lino Cervar’s team. Metalurg has stayed without left-handed player on right back position after contract termination with Milan Vucicevic. ← Previous Story Tickets EHF EURO 2012 (W): 15,000 sold, most in Nis Next Story → THW Kiel wins derby over SC Magdeburg! Renato VugrinecRK MariborRK Metalurg read more

Irelands Stephanie Meadow tied for third on pro debut at US Open

first_imgNORTHERN IRELAND’S STEPHANIE MEADOW is tied for third place at the US Women’s Open at Pinehurst after a third round 69 left her just four shots off the lead shared by Michelle Wie and Amy Yang.The 22-year old is making her professional debut this week but has put together three solid rounds to sit on two-over heading into Sunday’s final round.The Royal Portrush golfer is currently the only European in the top 20.Five birdies in her first ten holes – including a chip in two at the Par 3 sixth hole – put Meadow in a strong position to challenge for the €430,000 winner’s cheque but bogeys on 11, 15 and 16 saw her slip back over par for the tournament.However, the former University of Alabama golfer will still partner seven-time Major winner, American Juli Inkster, in Sunday’s penultimate group, well within catching distance of the leading pair.McDowell finds form at the death but Ilonen clings to Irish Open lead‘I will get stronger and stronger as the weekend goes on’ declares McDowelllast_img read more

Samsungs new Galaxy Tab 3 8inch and 10inch tablets are very midrange

first_imgSamsung’s first two Galaxy Tab 3 models have been officially announced. Both an 8-inch and a 10.1-inch tablet will be launching globally next month, and you won’t find a quad-core chip or 1080p display in either one.No, the new Galaxy Tab models have shifted towards the mid-range as their Note cousins take over the top end of Samsung’s line-up. Both tablets will feature a relatively modest 1280 x 800 display, which translates to 189ppi on the 8-incher and 149ppi on the 10.1.As for that rumored Atom processor, it’s apparently going to power the larger model. The Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 will run a dual-core Intel chip clocked at 1.6GHz, and the fact that Samsung has opted for 1GB of RAM confirms that this tablet isn’t meant to blow away power users with its raw power. Speaking of power, the 6800mAh battery should provide plenty of run-time.The smaller Tab dials back to 1.5GHz, and it’s a dual core chip. Whether it’s ARM or x86 remains a mystery for now. It has also got 1GB of RAM, and Samsung  has fitted it with a 4450mAh battery — roughly ten per cent better than its 7-inch predecessor.Samsung will offer the usual variants — both Wi-Fi and 3/4G enabled — with 16 or 32GB of internal storage. Both support microSD expansion, of course. They’ll also ship with Android 4.2 out of the box and the requisite Samsung bloat value-added software like ChatOn, S Voice, and S Travel.It’s pretty clear from these new releases that the Galaxy Tab is no longer offered as a direct competitor to the iPad. The Galaxy brand is successful enough that Samsung can justify creating two tiers for prospective shoppers to choose from: the mid-range Tab and the high-end Note.Ultimately, the Galaxy Tab 3 will probably be hot sellers — assuming Samsung prices them smartly.last_img read more

Une application smartphone permet de disposer de son code génétique

first_imgUne application smartphone permet de disposer de son code génétiqueLe Français Patrick Merel a développé une application permettant aux utilisateurs de smartphones de disposer de leur code génétique directement sur leur téléphone. En France, le projet a été refusé.Patrick Merel est un biologiste français qui est parvenu avec son équipe à développer une nouvelle application permettant d’analyser le code génétique d’un homme. Cette application, baptisée “Portable Genomics” et disponible sur smartphone, demande à ce que l’utilisateur fasse séquencer son génome, explique L’Express, avant de communiquer les données à son smartphone. L’application se charge ensuite d’analyser ce séquençage. Le biologiste compte ainsi sur cette application pour faire connaitre peut-être à certaines personnes les prédispositions dont elles sont victimes.Cette application a été refusée sur le territoire français par la législation qui interdit le séquençage d’un génome sans prescription médicale. Ainsi, Patrick Merel explique au Monde : “Dans la rédaction du projet j’ai fait très attention. Sur le marché européen, les données génomiques seraient montrées uniquement au médecin traitant. Dans le reste du monde, les utilisateurs auraient directement accès à leurs données”. A noter que le biologiste a d’ores et déjà rencontré Steve Jobs, le patron d’Apple, concernant son application.Le 1 janvier 2011 à 20:08 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Endeavour partira le 16 mai vers lespace

first_imgEndeavour partira le 16 mai vers l’espace La Nasa vient de confirmer que la navette Endeavour prendra bien son envol le 16 mai. Après avoir repoussé plusieurs fois le départ initialement prévu le 29 avril, les responsables de l’Agence spatiale américaine se disent optimistes.    La navette Endeavour devait initialement décoller pour son 25e et ultime vol le 29 avril dernier. Suite a un problème mécanique, le vol avait été suspendu moins de trois heures avant le lancement. Après avoir passé leur week-end à réparer la panne, les ingénieurs n’ont, semble-t-il “pas déterminé la cause exacte du problème électrique mais nous sommes confiants d’avoir fait de qu’il fallait pour éliminer son origine”, a déclaré Mike Moses, le responsable de la préparation du lancement de l’orbiteur.  À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESADe son côté, le directeur du lancement, Mike Leinbach, a annoncé lors d’une conférence de presse que la navette “Endeavour paraît en bon état et les équipes sont très optimistes”. Tout est prévu pour que le vaisseau soit lancé le lundi 16 mai à 12h56 GMT, au milieu d’une fenêtre de tir de dix minutes. Si aucun nouveau problème n’est à déplorer, le compte à rebours officiel débutera vendredi à 11h GMT.  Le contretemps de ce dernier vol va retarder le lancement du troisième orbiteur américain Atlantis. Après Discovery et Endeavour, ce dernier vaisseau devait partir le 28 juin. Même si aucune date officielle n’a été fixée, la Nasa pense à la deuxième semaine de juillet, rapporte l’AFP. Une fois Atlantis revenue, les Américains dépendront entièrement des vaisseaux russes Soyouz pour acheminer leurs spationautes vers la Station spatiale internationale. Chaque siège coûtera 51 millions de dollars à l’Agence américaine. Aucun autre vaisseau américain ne devrait prendre la relève avant 2015.Le 10 mai 2011 à 12:26 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Volunteers sought for waste advisory committee

first_imgClark County is looking for some residents to talk trash. The Clark County Council is accepting applications for two volunteer positions on the Solid Waste Advisory Commission, a citizen panel that advises the county on issues including recycling, garbage collection, landfills, transfer stations and waste reduction programs.According to a county news release, one position will represent Clark County north of 179th Street. The other position will represent small cities. Applicants for the second position must live or work in Battle Ground, La Center, Ridgefield, Camas, Washougal or Yacolt.Commissioners serve three-year terms, and their terms begin when the positions are filled.According to a county news release, the commission meets at 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of February, May, August and November.The next meeting, however, has been rescheduled for Feb. 8.Meetings are at the Center for Community Health, 1601 E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Room 210AB.Applicants should send a resume and letter of interest to Tina Redline, County Manager’s Office, P.O. Box 5000, Vancouver 98666. Application materials also can be emailed to tina.redline@clark.wa.gov or faxed to 360-397-6058.Letters of interest should address each applicant’s representation of north Clark County of its small cities, their personal or professional experience regarding solid waste and their vision for the future of solid waste management in the county.Application deadline is 5 p.m. Feb. 14.For more information about the Solid Waste Advisory Commission, visit www.clark.wa.gov/public-health/solid-waste-advisory-commission or contact Kim Harless, Public Health, at 360-397-2121 ext. 5957.last_img read more

Pacific Stageworks musical message for Mom

first_imgDoes human emotion go any deeper than the bond between mother and child?Not according to Heather Blackthorn, who lost her own mother a little more than two years ago. Naturally, Mom was very much on Blackthorn’s mind as she developed a cabaret-style lineup of Broadway songs for “Call Your Mother,” Pacific Stageworks’ upcoming Mother’s Day weekend revue.“I felt like it was something she would be very proud of, and would appreciate that the songs range from humorous to heartbreaking,” Blackthorn said. “We really wanted to focus on moms and kids from many different perspectives.”For example, there’s “When You’re Good To Mama,” a winking warning from the boss jailbird to all her underlings, in the musical “Chicago”; there’s the blatant confession of “Don’t Tell Mama,” from “Cabaret,” sung by a nightclub chanteuse whose mother apparently thinks she’s locked away in a convent; there’s the desperation of moms trying to figure out what their young-adult children are up to, in “Voicemail No. 5,” from “Rent”; and there’s the shameless tear-jerking of “Sunrise, Sunset,” sung by parents who are simply watching time pass and children grow up, from “Fiddler on the Roof.”Nineteen songs in all, drawn from musicals as classic as “Annie” and “Gypsy” and as up-to-date as “Waitress” and “Dear Evan Hansen” (winner of the 2017 Tony Award for Best Musical), will be performed by a small cast that ranges in age from 14 to older than 50, Blackthorn said.“By having songs from both classic and modern musicals, we can show that all generations of moms and their children experience a lot of the same feelings,” she said. Amplify those feelings with a beer or glass of wine, for sale before the show and during intermission.last_img read more