Draymond Green goes out in typical Draymond Green fashion

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile device OAKLAND — Only one player in NBA history had more triple-doubles in a single postseason than Draymond Green’s six this year. Wilt Chamberlain had seven in 1967. That’s it.Green, in the Warriors’ season-ending loss in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, posted his 10th career postseason triple-double. He now sits tied for fourth all-time in career playoff triple-doubles, behind only Magic Johnson (30), LeBron James …last_img read more

South Africa: unite against Aids

first_imgThe council said South Africans also had a duty to ensure that children from households affected by HIV/Aids were “protected and enabled to complete their schooling.” SAinfo reporter Sanac also urged HIV-positive adults to take their children for HIV testing, saying that children with HIV had the right to receive anti-retroviral therapy and, like adults, responded well to such treatment. World Aids Day “recommits us all to take action,” Sanac said, adding: “In South Africa, that means personal recommitment to ourselves, our loved ones, our friends, our comrades. Hogan said the government would be involving all sectors of society – including business, public servants, the youth, students, trade unions and the religious sector – in campaigning for the prevention of TB and HIV/Aids. It is headed by Deputy President Baleka Mbete. South Africa’s new minister of health, Barbara Hogan, who was appointed by President Kgalema Motlanthe in September, said her department would be focusing on improving the quality of South Africa’s health care services and tackling tuberculosis (TB) and HIV/Aids. Anti-retroviral therapy (ART) works, Sanac said, and together with good nutrition would “greatly prolong and improve the lives of those living with HIV.” The South African National Aids Council (Sanac) has called on South Africans to “recapture the spirit that defeated apartheid” by uniting against HIV/Aids and taking action to prevent new infections and deaths from the epidemic. Sanac also called on every South African “to ensure that they know their HIV status” so that, if they were HIV-positive, they could start receiving treatment before they got sick.center_img Sanac is a national body established to advise the government on HIV/Aids, to monitor and evaluate the government’s HIV/Aids strategy, and to create and strengthen partnerships for “an expanded national response to HIV/Aids in South Africa.” 1 December 2008 “It means a recommitment to the five-and-a-half million people in South Africa who live with HIV that we will make health and support services available so that they do not die of Aids.” Outlining her priorities after taking office in October, Hogan said these were undoubtedly the biggest challenges facing the country’s health care sector. Sanac urged South Africans to curb the spread of HIV by having safer sex, “which means reducing the number of sexual partners and consistently using condoms.” “World Aids Day is not a day for celebration,” Sanac said in a statement on Monday, World Aids Day. “There are still too many deaths; HIV is still beating us.” “We want to avoid quick fixes and promises,” Hogan said, adding that she wanted to steer clear of politics and “give something solid to the nation”. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Scar Tissue

first_img 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 Now In a workshop at OutBound, I was sharing the 10 Commitments from The Lost Art of Closing: Winning the 10 Commitments That Drive Sales as a framework for accelerating deals. An attendee asked me about deals I had lost as a salesperson, and more specifically, the painful ones. I used that opportunity to share a horrible loss I incurred after getting a verbal commitment on a Friday and a call to tell me “we are going with your competitor” the following Monday morning.No more pushy sales tactics. The Lost Art of Closing shows you how to proactively lead your customer and close your sales. Reflecting on that deal made me think about how one learns to sell, and how we accumulate scar tissue along the way. In the wild, scar tissue on, say, a Lion, is an indication it has fought and taken some damage. The fact that the lion is still alive means it survived, and more scars are a likely indication the lion is a competent fighter and a survivor—and also one who knew when to cut its losses and run (or maybe many scars means its just the kind of lion that has a way of finding trouble).You often more from your losses than your wins. Losses tend to present the areas where you are weak, where your strategy is somehow off, or where you are overconfident. In the lost deal I shared, I believed I was displacing the current provider, and because I never asked if the client was entertaining other companies, he never mentioned it until he called me to tell me he signed a contract with them–leaving me with a $2,000,000 scar. I would that were my only scar, but over the course of a career, you accumulate them.To learn from your losses, you have to start with the belief that you are the reason you lost the deal, something many salespeople struggle to admit to themselves and others. To protect their ego and save face, they tell a story about how their client went with a lower price and how their contact said they were a close second, absolving themselves of responsibility—and avoiding the scar.No one wins every deal. Nor do they win all the deals they should have won by doing excellent work that should have resulted in a W. Scar tissue is evidence that you are doing the work, playing the game, and picking up a few scrapes along the way.last_img read more