Here’s why YOU should enter Britain’s Best Loaf

first_imgBritain’s Best Loaf is a fantastic opportunity for bakers to show off their skills and can be a real boon to a business.With a week left to the entry deadline on 19 March, three previous entrants explain what winning a category title – or the ultimate accolade of Britain’s Best Loaf – has meant to them.“We saw a massive increase in sales through the shop following the win,” says Season’s Bakery’s Dan Nemeth, creator of Britain’s Best Loaf 2017, the Beetroot Multiseed Sourdough.The bakery has since featured in newspapers and, not surprisingly, Nemeth said he would be entering this year’s competition and recommended other businesses to do so.“The customer response was overwhelming – we have had people travelling miles just to come and taste Britain’s Best Loaf,” he added.Cheshire-based Chatwins, winner of the 2017 White Loaf category, secured coverage in local media and promoted its success on its own website, Facebook and Twitter accounts, and through posters, stickers and shelf barkers. The victory also brought an increase in sales of its winning loaf.Gluten Free category winner Free Me Foods also gained coverage in the local press following its victory, and publicised the win on its website, using its winner’s certificate as a pop-up.%%Quote_17%%Director Sarah McMillan said winning the category enhanced her reputation as a baker and added more credibility to her business.“The win has boosted the confidence in me and my team,” added McMillan. “The volume of sales has gone up and we have reached more people.”So, if you produce a loaf that could be a winner in one of five categories – Gluten Free, Innovation, Sourdough, White or Wholegrain – then we want to know about it.The 2018 competition, sponsored by Rank Hovis, takes place at the Farm Shop & Deli Show at the NEC in Birmingham on 16 April. Visit the website for more information and to enter online before the 19 March deadline.“We are delighted to again give Britain’s bakers an opportunity to showcase their skill and the quality of their products to their peers and potential customers through this competition,” said British Baker editor Vince Bamford.How to enterVisit for more information on the 2018 Britain’s Best Loaf competition and to enter online.The deadline for entries is Monday 19 March 2018.The competition will culminate in a live judging event and awards presentation at the Farm Shop & Deli Show, at the NEC Birmingham, on Monday 16 April 2018.If you have a query about entering the Britain’s Best Loaf competition call the events team on 01293 610422. For general event enquiries call event manager Lara Bacinello on 01293 610475.The categories are:White: Entrants need to supply two standard 800g white loaves, either floured and/or cut or left plain before baking.Wholegrain: Entrants need to supply two 400g bread products made from any combination of grains such as barley, wholewheat, malted wheat, spelt or oats.Sourdough: Entrants need to supply two 800g bread products made by a long fermentation of dough using naturally occurring lactobacilli and yeasts. They can be any shape on a tray or oven bottom.Innovation: An open-weight class of two samples or eight rolls, using any bread processing technique, but applicants must provide written details of how the innovation was developed, including processing and ingredient details.Gluten Free: An open-weight class of two samples or eight rolls. Any bread variety can be used, but they must be made with gluten-free flour and gluten-free yeast.”last_img read more

Calls for emergency water works in Ballindrait after sixth burst pipe in two weeks

first_imgFurther calls have been made for urgent works be carried out by Irish Water in east Donegal as the water shortage problem worsens around the county. The calls come after a water main burst for the sixth time in two weeks in an area around Ballindrait.The news comes after a score of issues in the last number of weeks, with businesses and residents in Falcarragh and surrounding areas also been consistently affected by water outages over the last 12 months.  Cllr Gary Doherty has made the demand after the east Donegal area was left without running water.He said: “I have been in contact with Irish Water this morning to demand that they immediately carry out emergency works to install new mains coming up the hill from Ballindrait towards Tober and Ballinabreen.“It is absolutely scandalous that the people living in this area are without water now for the sixth time inside two weeks.“Residents in this area have been blighted by repeated bursts over the last number of years, however, the problem has ridiculous levels following the installation of the new mains at the bottom of the hill. “The new mains has meant increased pressure in the old pipe going up the hill and is causing it to burst repeatedly.“The time for excuses on Irish Water’s lack of action is long gone,” Doherty added.“They have a duty of responsibility for the delivery of water service in this country and the people of this area deserve better than what they are getting at the moment.“In that regard, I am appealing for residents who are affected to call Irish Water on 1890 278 278 to register their anger today and join with me in demanding that emergency works are carried out as soon as possible.“Enough is enough.” Calls for emergency water works in Ballindrait after sixth burst pipe in two weeks was last modified: May 1st, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more

Redwoods volleyball falls in straight sets to Feather River

first_imgEureka >> The only way to be the best is to beat the best, and the College of the Redwoods volleyball team learned that the hard way when they faced seven-time Golden Valley Conference defending champion Feather River College on Friday.The Corsairs were swept in three-straight sets, 25-23, 25-10 and 25-19 by the Golden Eagles in Redwoods conference home opener to fall to 0-2 in GVC play and 8-2 overall.There are three things that Redwoods head coach Oceana Matsubu said wins volleyball games.“ …last_img

Scientific Claims Are Reversible

first_imgHow much confidence can the public put in scientific claims today, given that some long-lived dogmas have been reversed?Sodium reversal:  Jesus said, “Salt is good” (Mark 9:50), referring to spiritual seasoning.  Scientists, speaking of dietary seasoning, have long proclaimed “Salt is bad,” urging people to reduce sodium intake drastically.  For instance, Medical Xpress continues to warn that “9 out of 10 American kids eat too much salt,” based on government guidelines.  But just the previous day, Medical Xpress reported that sodium’s influence on blood pressure (one of the chief worries) is negligible.  In a large study, sodium intake had an insignificant effect on systolic blood pressure among 8,670 French adults monitored for body mass index, fruit and vegetable consumption, exercise and sodium intake.  None of the participants were taking blood pressure medicine during the experiment.  This contra-consensus finding is important, the researchers felt, because “though the lifestyle factors measured in the study are often targeted by physicians as areas for adjustment in patients with hypertension, there is surprisingly little data on their individual effects on blood pressure within pharmacologically untreated populations.”  In other words, salt’s risk to blood pressure appears to be a commonly-accepted truism with little evidential support, leaving open the possibility that some people may be getting too little of the mineral.Volcano reversal:  The “textbook theory of volcanoes may be wrong,” Science Daily announced, publishing a press release from Caltech.  Mantle plumes do not rise up through narrow jets to the surface.  The opposite is true:The new measurements suggest that what is really happening is just the opposite: Instead of narrow jets, there are broad upwellings, which are balanced by narrow channels of sinking material called slabs. What is driving this motion is not heat from the core, but cooling at Earth’s surface. In fact, Anderson says, the behavior is the regular mantle convection first proposed more than a century ago by Lord Kelvin. When material in the planet’s crust cools, it sinks, displacing material deeper in the mantle and forcing it upward.Caltech geophysicist Don Anderson is calling this “top-down tectonics.” He says it is “based on Kelvin’s initial principles of mantle convection.”  But then, how and why did the mantle plume hypothesis gain such traction for so many decades?  Anderson’s answer sounds disgustingly familiar:“Mantle plumes have never had a sound physical or logical basis,” Anderson says. “They are akin to Rudyard Kipling’s ‘Just So Stories’ about how giraffes got their long necks.“Neuroscience reversal:  A potential paradigm shift is in progress in neuroscience.  On PhysOrg, John Hewitt discusses recent findings that show neural pulses can pass through each other and continue on, contrary to a long-held belief that they annihilate on collision.  That sounds minor, but Hewitt claims it is “shaking the foundations of neuroscience.”  Since 1949, neuroscience has accepted the results of Ichiji Tasaki’s experiments that seemed to show annihilation.  “In other words, he was the man with the plan,” Hewitt says, showing the power of authority in science.  “If Tasaki found that spikes failed to penetrate each other then that would be good enough for me, and in fact it was good enough for neuroscience for the next half a century.”  The old view also comported well with existing theory.  New experiments by Thomas Heimburg may bring that dogma crashing down.Mammal reversal:  Heard the one about mammals being small, shrew-like animals scampering in the underbrush to escape dinosaur feet?  Three new fossils described on National Geographic are “revising our image of the first furry beasts,” the article says, showing squirrel-like mammals with long toes and prehensile tails happily living in the trees. “Three newly described species suggest that mammals evolved earlier, and faster, than previously thought.”  The old picture of mammal evolution “needs to be repainted,”  now that we can see they lived in various habitats.  “They walked on the ground; they also swam, dug to burrow, and glided in the forests,” the article says.  This paradigm shift also shows that mammals were diverse and well adapted at their first known appearance in the fossil record.  How long before the museum displays are updated to include a variety of mammals?  Some scientists are likely to be unhappy with the “shifting picture of mammal evolution” —“I expect this will be contentious,” [Anne] Weil [of Oklahoma State] says, but the study is an important addition to investigations of where mammals came from.“I think it’s going to be part of an argument that will be going on for some time,” Weil says, “and I expect paleontology as a whole will learn a lot from questions gleaned from these animals about the antiquity of Mammalia.“PhysOrg, reporting on the three new fossils, adds that these new species (1-10 oz. in weight) had complex teeth and the typical mammalian middle ear with three ossicles.  Their advanced state requires proposing a much earlier date for the first mammal common ancestor, at least 25 million years earlier, or as much as 74 million:However, the placement of the new species within Mammalia poses another issue: Based on the age of the Euharamiyida species and their kin, the divergence of mammals from reptiles had to have happened much earlier than some research has estimated. Instead of originating in the middle Jurassic (between 176 and 161 million years ago), mammals likely first appeared in the late Triassic (between 235 and 201 million years ago). This finding corresponds with some studies that used DNA data.Genetics reversal:  In “Biology’s Quiet Revolution” on Evolution News & View, Dr. Jonathan Wells recounts the major reversal in molecular biology since 1980.  Prior to that, scientists were confident they understood the “Central Dogma” of genetics, “DNA makes RNA makes protein makes us” – a concept amenable to genetic determinism and neo-Darwinism.  In a verbal victory dance, Jacques Monod proclaimed in 1970, “the mechanism of Darwinism is at last securely founded, and man has to realize that he is a mere accident.”  That was then.  Now, Wells shows with links to major papers, geneticists have repeatedly been astonished at major finds that have undermined much of the 1980s consensus, showing that the level of information in cells is much vaster than previously realized.  The Central Dogma has become “discredited myth,” Wells says, that must be discarded to answer the “huge questions” that remain.But science is self-correcting!  Science has a method to avoid human bias!  Science is superior to every other method of discovering knowledge!  That notion is reversible, too.It’s interesting that one of Lord Kelvin’s geological theories is being vindicated over a century after the fact (see our biography of Lord Kelvin).  Wells repeats a mythoid that Lord Kelvin was overconfident about science.  According to the citation, he said, “There is nothing new to be discovered in physics now. All that remains is more and more precise measurement.”  Wikipedia says this about that oft-repeated joke: “The statement … is given in a number of sources, but without citation. It is reputed to be Kelvin’s remark made in an address to the British Association for the Advancement of Science (1900). It is often found quoted without any footnote giving the source.  However, another author reports in a footnote that his search to document the quote failed to find any direct evidence supporting it.  Very similar statements have been attributed to other physicists contemporary to Kelvin.”  The statement may well have been made by someone else and wrongly attributed to Kelvin; or, he may have been quoted out of context. (Visited 33 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Toyota SA exports to rocket

first_imgToyota is set to produce 120 000 Fortunersports utility vehicles and Hilux pick-ups in2008, as well as 100 000 Corolla sedans.(Image: Toyota South Africa)Janine ErasmusSince 2003 Toyota South Africa has transformed itself from a small local vehicle supplier into a major international car and component exporter. In March the company announced that five years spent upgrading its manufacturing plant in Prospecton, Durban, will allow it to produce 220 000 units this year, 147 000 of them to be shipped to Europe and Africa.These exports will account for 60% of South Africa’s total vehicle exports. Including components, the potential value of the exports is some R20-billion, nearly 1% of the country’s gross domestic product.At a ceremony launching new model Corolla sedan exports to Europe and Africa, South African Minister of Transport Jeff Radebe commended Toyota for its commitment to local empowerment, saying that almost half of its total investment had been spent with accredited black economic empowerment companies.Radebe said vehicle exports account for 7% of South Africa’s total exports, and attributed the ongoing success of this sector to the government’s Motor Industry Development Programme.“South African vehicle exports are projected to rise strongly this year,” he said. “And it is a well known fact that our domestic new vehicle sales increased by a record 22% in 2004, followed by a new record of 27% in 2005, making South Africa one of the best performing automobile markets internationally.”Other dignitaries in attendance included King Zwelithini of the Zulu nation, Japanese ambassador Akihiko Furuya, eThekwini municipality mayor Obed Mlaba, and the vice chair of Toyota Japan, Katsuhiro Nakagawa.Johan van Zyl, president and CEO of Toyota South Africa, said the Prospecton plant now boasts of cutting-edge manufacturing technologies. “This historic occasion aligns Toyota South Africa closely with a number of other Toyota global production facilities, each with an annual manufacturing capacity of 200 000 to 250 000 vehicles,” Van Zyl said at the ceremony.“Together with component exports the potential value of Toyota’s exports for the year is in the order of R20-billion, a number that is close to 1% of South Africa’s gross domestic product.”Turkey is the first country to receive Toyota Corolla vehicles from the Prospecton plant, while Toyota vehicles manufactured in South Africa will be exported to more than 40 global destinations during 2008.Toyota’s 220K programmeSince its entry into the local market in 1961 Toyota has been one of South Africa’s most popular motor brands. In 2002 the company, with parent company Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), embarked on a programme to elevate the local manufacturer into a valuable export base that could supply markets in Europe and elsewhere in Africa.At the start of the programme, known as 220K, Toyota SA’s manufacturing capacity was 100 000 vehicles. The upgrade took place in three stages. During the first phase Corollas were exported to Australia. The second phase saw Toyota SA named as a global manufacturing hub for the new Hilux pickup truck (known locally as a bakkie) in the markets of Europe and Africa.The third phase commenced with the announcement that the Corolla sedan was also destined for European and African showroom floors. Both models are produced in South Africa in right- and left-hand drive variants.In order to meet this requirement new facilities and technologies were introduced – a multi-billion rand investment. Said Van Zyl, “This investment was made not only to increase annual production volumes to a required 220 000 units but also to ensure that this volume is achieved in accordance with the strictest global quality standards defined by TMC.”Van Zyl praised TMC for its high level of support, saying that it has led to greater efficiency across the supplier network and allowed the Prospecton plant to adopt true “Just in Time” manufacturing principles, cutting down on lead times and stock levels of components.He said that virtually every area of the manufacturing operation has been modernised – the oldest significant manufacturing facility at Prospecton is a mere six years old. Among the newly installed plants are a water-based paint plant, a press shop expansion, a new facility for manufacturing resin components such as dashboard panels and bumpers, and a new stamping plant. In several cases this is technology that has been introduced outside Japan for the first time.“We now have the production facilities and systems in place to produce at the volumes and quality levels that justify our inclusion in the Toyota global production network. Our quality inspection processes are continually audited by TMC for compliance with international quality benchmarks,” said Van Zyl.Investing in peopleAbout 4 000 new job opportunities have been created by the initiative – Toyota employs around 10 000 people in South Africa. In addition, the company has made a substantial investment in training and has spent R300-million on the development of its workforce over the past five years. Of these, 174 people have visited Japan for training in the Toyota Way, a philosophy that is supported by two core values – respect for people, and continuous improvement.And there have been other benefits. Said Van Zyl, “The 220K project has provided an environment that has encouraged 12 new international suppliers to invest in South Africa. Eight are from Japan and four from Europe. Nine have invested in their own right and three are joint ventures with South African companies. The impact of the Toyota South Africa 220K project is far-reaching and substantial.”Useful linksToyota South AfricaDepartment of TransporteThekwini municipalityMotor Industry Development Programmelast_img read more

South African family opens home to refugees

first_img8 July 2015A KwaZulu-Natal family has opened its 20ha farm to 143 foreign nationals, including children, who were displaced during the recent xenophobic attacks in the province.Andrew and Rae Wartnaby, both 47, from Hope Farm in Killarney Valley in Cato Ridge said they were heartbroken when they heard that the eThekwini Municipality was closing the single remaining camp for displaced foreign nationals in Chatsworth last week.The couple’s hearts sank further when they heard that foreign nationals had been arrested and separated from their children on Friday after “illegally” occupying the camp.“On Friday we received a message from a friend informing us that they had arrested all the people and separated them from their families, so we went to Chatsworth Police Station to find out how we could help,” explained Andrew. “Welfare was there. They separated the children and they put everyone in jail and the children were taken away to a children’s home.”The couple spent the weekend speaking to lawyers and offering assistance. “The lawyers said if these people have somewhere to go, then they will be able to sort out the charges and get the families reunited. So we said that we have space, we can do it.”The couple spoke to the lawyers and prosecutors and a decision was taken not to prosecute the foreign nationals.Help from all quarters“The next thing we heard was that they are releasing them and bringing the children back. We then suddenly realised that we didn’t know how we were going to get them to here and where all these people were going to sleep, but we have had so much help,” said Andrew.Most of the families at the farm are from Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi.“We just have a heart for children. We want children to have families, be fed and looked after. At the beginning of the attacks I wanted to go to Durban and help, but God said to me that I should not get involved now. He said we must wait and he would need us in the end,” said Rae.Asked how her family was coping, she said: “It’s been a day. Everybody is organised. We told everyone that they are welcome in our home and they are guests here.“So they cook their own breakfast, lunch and supper. Our plan is to set them up with their own families in their own tents. Everyone is going to have their own plate and spoons,” she added.Public appealThe couple is appealing to the public for assistance. “We need anything that you need in your home. If everyone gives us a plate and a spoon, we would have enough. We urgently need mattresses and blankets.“Gift of the Givers, the South African Council of Churches, Islamic Relief and various churches will be assisting us from Wednesday,” Rae said.The Wartnabys, who have 11 children – two foster, two biological and the rest adopted, said they were used to having a full house. “We have looked after foster children since we got married in 1990. This is the first time we have done this on such a big scale,” she added.Andrew added that the family liked flying under the radar, while Rae admitted that the past 24 hours had been overwhelming.“It has been difficult, but look at them; they are happy. It’s a different vibe to the camps because it is safe and it is private property and not owned by municipal land.Badly treated“I just want to apologise for the way they were treated. They weren’t supposed to be treated like that. They come from other countries and some of them can’t go back home because there is war.”Asked how long they would accommodate their guests, Rae said: “The mediators are coming on Friday and the United Nations, and after that we will be able to make better decisions on the issue.”The foreigners were occupying one of the rooms on the farm which would be getting a new floor this week.Rae said her children had adapted to the extended family. “They are enjoying themselves. They love it. They didn’t get a chance to go on holiday this year, but they are having fun.”The family is self-sufficient. They farm their own chickens and vegetables, and have their own water and solar power system.They did not want the issue to be about them. “I know it sounds like we are doing something awesome and unique, but there are many other people doing this and if more people were doing something like this then we wouldn’t have so many people without homes,” said Rae.Refugees’ responseThe Wartnabys’ guests have mixed feelings about their new home. Omba Mfunti, 43, from the DRC, was not shy to say that she was not happy.“We are grateful that Andrew and Rae are letting us stay here, but I just want to leave South Africa,” said the mother of four. “The way we were arrested on Friday violated our rights. The problem is that there is war in Congo. We’ll go anywhere where we will find peace.”Joseph Irambona, 45, from Burundi, was reading his Bible; he has been in South Africa since 2003. “We do not want to go back to our communities. I have been running away from xenophobia since 2008 and I am still running today. It is not right,” he said.He said living on the farm was better than at the camp.Famba Famba, 40, also from the DRC said he was confused. “I don’t know what is happening. We were arrested and then we were released and now we are here.”He said he needed time to adjust to his new environment.Source: News24Wirelast_img read more

5 iPhone Accessories You Can Buy Now—And Won’t Regret Later

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … chris mcconnell Related Posts BookBook iPhone 5 Wallet Case, $59.99This is one of those items that has permanently changed the way I do things. I could never go back to the way things were before. I’ve been using the BookBook wallet case since the iPhone 4s and it’s awesome. It’s the best implementation of a wallet/case combination I have seen, especially now that it has a camera hole for the iPhone 5 model. While there are many case/wallet combos on the market, and I have tried quite a few, the BookBook remains my favorite because it’s rugged, stylish and has a place to carry cash. The good news is that the iPhone 5S isn’t expected to change much in physical dimensions from the iPhone 5, so this seems like a safe purchase. Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker, $299.95This speaker system has been around for awhile and there are plenty of competitors in the portable-Bluetooth-speaker category … so why am I bothering to recommend this Bose unit? It’s simple: The sound quality blows away any other similar speaker I have ever tested (and I’ve tested a lot). It also has an incredible design, with a foldout stand that doubles as a cover. iPhones are built to deliver content, much of it the audio variety, and this speaker makes it all sound great. I travel quite a bit and take this with me as a backup during presentations, sometimes preferring it to the sound systems provided for a small room. Many people in my office borrow this speaker from me for their own needs. It’s that good.Do you have a favorite iPhone accessory? Tags:#iPhone#iPhone 5S#iPhone accessories The iPhone, once seen as a revolutionary product that changed the face of computing, now suffers from seeming commonplace. Talk of a gold iPhone has people scoffing that gigabling matters more than gigabytes. Even so, the iPhone, for me, remains a life-enhancing product. It helps me work better, it helps me remember where I’ve been, and it helps me play. One of the biggest benefits of opting for an iPhone is the broader iPhone economy: Because of the relatively standardized size of an iPhone, there are literally thousands of iPhone accessories out there designed to mod your phone experience. Some are just plain stupid, some are over-the-top, some are fun, some are useful.See also: What To Expect From The iPhone 5SOne thing that worries iPhone owners and accessory makers alike is how a new model—like the widely expected 5S—will affect the accessories we already own. Here, I’ve decided to share with you five of the most useful iPhone accessories I have stumbled across as a tech writer. They’re all relatively affordable—and the good news is they’re futureproof, with utility that will outlast the introduction of new models. Cocoon Grid-It Organizer, $24.95This is sort of a reverse accessory. Rather than attaching to the iPhone, the iPhone attaches to the Grid-It—as do all your other add-ons. This organizational tool keeps smaller accessories (headphones, storage, etc.) easily accessible and under control. Perfect for the coffee-shop worker or business traveler. Tiltpod Keychain Tripod, $14.99I don’t know about you, but there are plenty of times I want to not just take a picture, but be in the picture. This is no longer as much of a problem thanks to the Tiltpod. This small device that cradles your phone is less dorky than holding a monopod like the iHandle. The tradeoff is that it’s a tad less versatile. You must find a tall enough surface to rest it on to get a good angle. Still, this little gadget barely adds any bulk to your keychain and will always be there when you need it. Pivot Power Mini Outlet Adapter, $24.99Only the newest homes these days come with built-in USB adapters in the wall. Our outlets simply weren’t designed for the type of power-hungry lives we all lead today. (Our descendants will wonder how we lived.) Enter this handy little adapter that doubles the plugs of any outlet it encounters and adds two USB ports. Great for an office, bedroom, kitchen or for throwing in your travel bag. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Sell the Process

first_imgOne of the reasons you might lose a deal is because your dream client doesn’t agree to the process. They decide they want to do things that don’t serve them or not to do what they need to do to make a good decision. One of the ways you avoid losing is by selling your prospect the process.Once you are sitting in front of a contact (or contacts), you need them to commit to exploring change. There really is no other reason for you to be sitting across from them or them you. When they ask you to share information about your company and your solutions, your compliance means you are allowing them to do their discovery instead of your helping them to discover something about themselves and their business. Neither of you are near the point where you should by sharing why you are the right partner, and allowing them to drive you pitching proves you may not be.It’s not uncommon for some people to decide they want to see a presentation or a proposal without doing some of the things they need to do before you reach that point. They skip discovery and the collaboration that helps you to provide a solution you are confident will work for them. If that’s not bad enough, they often try to move forward without inviting the people who are going to be working with to participate in the process. Your contacts believe they are acting in their own best interest, speeding up the process and eliminating the resistance they are certain to encounter from some of their peers.For as long as most people can remember, the idea of closing has pertained only to the final ask, the commitment to decide and sign your contract. Of all the many commitments you need to gain, the final ask is one of the easiest to obtain. It’s all the commitments that come before that ask that makes it easy to gain—or the most difficult, spending on how well you have sold the process.The ten commitments that help you create value for your client while creating a preference to work with you are what helps you ensure that you provide your client with your best help in making the right decision. Before you sell anything else, sell the process.last_img read more

Two killed in collision at Otay Mesa intersection

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Two people are dead and another is seriously injured tonight after a collision in Otay Mesa.According to Border Patrol Agents, just before 6:30 tonight, agents spotted a man and a woman crossing the border illegally, and getting into a car with another driver.The driver led Border Patrol Agents on a high speed chase and the car eventually ran into a big rig at the intersection of Otay Mesa Road and Sanyo Avenue.Two men inside the car died in the crash and the woman was airlifted to a nearby hospital with serious injuries. KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Two killed in collision at Otay Mesa intersection Posted: February 19, 2019 February 19, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitterlast_img read more