160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 FOOTBALL NONLEAGUE Tonight’s games San Gabriel at Westminster, 7 p.m. Glendale Hoover at South Pasadena, 7 p.m. Friday’s Games Alhambra at Temple City, 7 p.m. Blair at Keppel, 7 p.m. Bloomington at Muir, 7 p.m. Monrovia at West Covina, 7 p.m. Crescenta Valley at St. Francis, 7:30 p.m. Baldwin Park at Rosemead, 7 p.m. Centennial Compton at Arcadia, 7 p.m. La Canada at Glendale, 7 p.m. Pasadena vs. Saugus at College of the Canyons, 7:30 p.m. Glendale Hoover at South Pasadena, 7 p.m. Pasadena Poly vs. Marshall at PCC, 7 p.m. Gabrielino at Duarte, 7 p.m. Western Christian at Rio Hondo Prep, 7 p.m. Workman vs. Bosco Tech at St. Mathias HS, 7 p.m. Saturday’s Games San Marino at La Salle, 1:30 p.m. Maranatha vs. Flintridge Prep at Temple City, 7 p.m. BOYS CROSS COUNTRY PHIL RYAN INVITATIONAL 1. San Marino, 2. Valencia, 3. Alhambra, 4. San Gabriel, 5. Cornerstone At Lacy Park Top individuals: 1. Jeff Reyhua (Alhambra), 2. Toby Morris (SM), 3. Michael Davis (SM), 4. Jarrod Nicholson (V), 5. Andrew Longhini (V). GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY PHIL RYAN INVITATIONAL 1. Arcadia, 2.Flintridge Prep, 3.Valencia 4. San Marino, 5. Alhambra At Lacy Park Top individuals: 1. Johanne Boulat (Arc), 2. Megan McDaniel (V), 3. Sarah Mattison (Arc), 4. Katheryn Iwata (FP), 5. Danielle LaBrie (Arc). GIRLS TENNIS NONLEAGUE La Canada 11, Pasadena Poly 7 At PCC Singles: La Canada — Kelley Fox 2-1, Erica Lee 2-1, Lacey Miyazaki 1-2. Pasadena Poly — Tshmea Nash 3-0, Claire Lis 1-2, Jacqui Gurevitch 0-3. Doubles: La Canada — Lindsay Van Amring-Valerie Chen 3-0, Jenny Lee-Anika Mutaah 2-1, Diana Kim-Becky Manukian 1-2. Pasadena Poly — Jamie Quinn-Jessica Tsai 0-3, Eliza Walper-Amy Lifland 2-1, Leslie Brian-Jamie Morrison 1-2. Records: La Canada 3-0; Pasadena Poly 1-2. GIRLS VOLLEYBALL NONLEAGUE At San Marino HS Bishop Amat def. San Marino 25-18, 25-13, 26-24. Record: San Marino 1-2. GAHR TOURNAMENT At Mayfair HS Maranatha def. Mayfair 25-16, 25-22, 25-20. Record: Maranatha 3-3. Notes: Teanna Robinson (Mar) 10 kills; Nikki Romani (Mar) 5 aces. At Alverno Westridge def. Alverno 25-14, 25-21, 25-12. Records: Westridge 8-0; Alverno 1-2. Notes: Kelly McCall (W) 7 kills, 3 aces.
Donegal’s Inishowen peninsula was part of Fáilte Ireland programme of events unveiling for this year’s ‘May the 4th Be With You’ festival on the Wild Atlantic Way. Celebrating May the 4th, the day when fans across the globe commemorate the Star Wars Universe, the festival includes a Star Wars themed 3km Fun Run, Yoda Yoga on the beach and outdoor drive-in movie screenings, all set against the breath-taking backdrop of the northern headlands.Speaking about the announcement of the programme, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross said: “The ‘May the 4th Be With You’ festival was designed to attract visitors to explore the Wild Atlantic Way, not only over the May the 4th weekend but throughout the year and the addition of Donegal as a location for this year’s festival will certainly highlight all that the North West region has to offer visitors.” Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin said: “I’m delighted to see an amazing programme of activity in Donegal for this year’s ‘May the 4th Be With You’ festival.“Following the success of the inaugural ‘May the 4th Be With You’ festival in Kerry in May 2018, Fáilte Ireland has worked with local communities across the Inishowen Peninsula to extend the festival to Donegal this year.“As fans across the world celebrate May the 4th, the festival is a brilliant opportunity to promote Donegal and the Wild Atlantic Way to a global audience.”Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh said: “The decision by the makers of Star Wars to choose Donegal, and Malin Head in particular, was inspired. “The image that the film created was second to none and now the Government is in a position to throw its weight behind a brilliant festival which will be coming to Donegal for the first time.“This is a great opportunity for fans to be on the site of some of the most stunning scenes in the movie and to sample the best of what the Wild Atlantic Way has to offer.”Speaking about the festival programme, Fáilte Ireland’s Head of Festivals and Events, Ciara Sugrue said: “We’re delighted to bring the ‘May the 4th Be With You’ festival to Donegal this year and we have a fantastic line up of events which not only celebrate the Star Wars Universe but the history and natural landscape of the Wild Atlantic Way.“From boat tours exploring the coast to star gazing at the Planetarium and I’d like to thank the local tourism industry in Donegal who have worked very hard to build this year’s festival.”Heidi Doherty, Programme Manager at Inishowen Tourist Office, added: “The ‘May the 4th Be With You’ festival is a wonderful way to celebrate the Star Wars filming location at Malin Head and it promises to be an action-packed weekend. “Today we not only announced the programme of activity, we officially cut the ribbon on the newly renamed “R2D2”, formerly the R242.“We are delighted to be the other bookend film location to celebrate the May the 4th Be with You Festival with County Kerry – it’s an exciting time for tourism in Inishowen and we welcome this opportunity to work in collaboration with the Fáilte Ireland.”Filming for recent Star Wars films took place in locations across Kerry, Cork, Clare and Donegal.Following the success of Fáilte Ireland’s first ‘May the 4th Be With You’ festival in Kerry in May 2018, the festival will also take place in Malin Head, Donegal this year. Photos: Clive WassonLightsabers at the ready for Donegal’s Star Wars festivities this May was last modified: April 15th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Malin HeadStar Wars‘May The 4th Be With You’ festival
Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now A red team is a group from within your own organization that plays the role of your competitor to help identify weaknesses in your strategy.It’s good to be positive and optimistic. It’s another thing altogether to be clueless, or worse, hubristic. It’s unlikely that you will win big deals without some problems along the way. In competitive situations, it’s unlikely that you are invulnerable. Your competitors are good companies with good people and good solutions, too. It’s foolish to underestimate them.How You Will LoseOne way you might use a red team is to help challenge your value proposition and your solution. They can play the role of the varying stakeholders in your dream client’s company and poke holes in your deal.The red team can point out the issues they’re going to have implementing your solution. Red team members can act as obstacles who will stubbornly work to avoid giving your solution their blessing.The trick to putting together a good red team is to select people who aren’t attached to your opportunity. You want people who are well-briefed, but who will be committed to challenging your thinking about what your dream client really wants and where your solution and strategy may fall short.Who Will Beat YouAnother red team might be made up of people from your company who act as if they are your competitor. You have to know your competitors well to put together a red team to do this work; you have to know how they compete and win (and if they’ve beaten you before, you will have some idea).This red team can develop a strategy to beat you. They can describe how the solution this competitor will offer is going to be a better solution. They can also point out weaknesses in relationships, if they are known. Most of all, because these red team members know your company, they know where you are weak and can play as if they are going to exploit that weakness.We spend a lot of time strategizing on how we are going to win deals, and very little on how we are going to lose. Both are necessary, but it is wrong to ignore the many ways you might lose. By doing this work with a red team early enough, you give yourself time to make the changes that improve your chances of winning.
The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to reconstitute a Bench to continue monitoring a CBI probe into alleged extra-judicial killings by the Army, the Assam Rifles and the police in Manipur when insurgency was at its peak.The case has been in the back-burner since Justice Madan B. Lokur, who led the earlier two-judge Bench, retired in December last. Justice U.U. Lalit was the companion judge on that Bench.Senior advocate Colin Gonsalves, for the victims’ families and petitioners, made an urgent mention before Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi, apprising him of the fact that the case had not come up in a while.Mr. Gonsalves submitted that he had first mentioned the matter before Justice Lalit, who told him to mention it before the CJI. The CJI alone had the administrative power to constitute Benches to hear cases.“We will try to reconstitute the Bench,” the CJI told Mr. Gonsalves.In 2017, the court ordered a CBI probe into the alleged 1,528 extra-judicial killings from 2000 to 2012. The last few hearings saw the Justice Lokur Bench facing pressure to recuse himself from the case.This was in the form of a plea by serving and retired Army officers that there was a perception of judicial bias caused by certain oral comments made by the judges in court. The plea claimed that certain oral remarks of the Bench in an earlier hearing, reported widely in the media, questioning the non-arrest of accused persons, spooked the Army personnel operating in the State. Incidentally, the plea was fully supported by the Centre. Attorney General K.K. Venugopal had pitched in, saying that “more soldiers are killed than insurgents”.But the court’s amicus curiae in the case, advocate Menaka Guruswamy, and Mr. Gonsalves, had assured the Bench that the plea was merely an attempt to “overawe” the court.Finally, the Bench, in a detailed judgment in November 2018, refused to withdraw from the case. It concluded that the plea was unfounded. It said the oral observations were not intended to compromise the independence of the CBI probe.
BOSTON — Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia won his second Boston Marathon on April 20, two years after he donated the medal from his first victory to the city in memory of the bombing victims.Kenya’s Carolina Rotich was the women’s champion, outsprinting Mare Dibaba down Boylston Street to win by 4 seconds.Desisa didn’t have much time to celebrate when he won in 2013.Hours after he crossed the finish line, two bombs exploded on Boylston Street and turned his victory into an afterthought. As the city mourned the three killed and 260 wounded in the explosions, he returned to Boston to donate the medal.Now Desisa has a Boston title he can enjoy.“I’m happy for No. 1,” he said. “I am happy to win and for a strong Boston 2013.”The 25-year-old Ethiopian won the 119th edition of the world’s most prestigious marathon in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 9 minutes, 17 seconds to beat Yemane Adhane Tsegay by 31 seconds. Kenya’s Wilson Chebet was third, another 34 seconds back.Dathan Ritzenhein of Rockford, Michigan, was the first American, in seventh. Defending champion Meb Keflezighi of San Diego was one spot behind him a year after he became the first American men’s champion since 1983, galvanizing the city behind him as a symbol of patriotism and resilience.Two years after the explosions, the race took a tentative step back toward normal.“Boston Strong” was still ubiquitous — on shirts and signs, and shouted by spectators. But the crowds along the 26.2-mile course from Hopkinton to Copley Square were smaller than last year, no doubt thinned by the mid-40 temperatures that came coupled with a stiff wind and rain that was expected to pick up in the afternoon.With many of the runners wearing long sleeves and gloves to fight off the cold, American Desiree Linden led for much of the women’s race, and fellow U.S. Olympian Shalane Flanagan was also in the pack through the midpoint.But Flanagan dropped back around Mile 18, and Linden fell off the pace in the final miles as Rotich and Ethiopians Mare Dibaba and Buzunesh Deba pulled away.With Deba, the runner-up last year, falling behind at the final turn onto Boylston Street, Rotich and Dibaba ran shoulder-to-shoulder for the final quarter-mile, switching places before Rotich kicked into the lead for her first Boston title.“I got to the last corner and I saw the finish line tape and I thought this is it, I’m not going to let it go,” said Rotich, who gave Kenya its fifth straight women’s victory in Boston. “I was like, ‘No, not today.’ And I kept going.”The 30-year-old Kenyan won in 2:24:55, with Deba another 6 seconds behind Dibaba.Linden finished fourth, and Flanagan was ninth.The men’s pack also seemed destined for a sprint to the tape before Desisa left Tsegay behind. Desisa and Rotich will collect $150,000 for their wins.American Tatyana McFadden won her third straight women’s wheelchair race, and Marcel Hug won his first men’s title earlier.Ernst Van Dyk, the most decorated Boston Marathon competitor in history, finished second in his attempt to win the race for an 11th time.Security for the second race after the bombings was visible but not intrusive. State and local police, some on bicycles and others riding all-terrain vehicles, were supplemented by National Guard soldiers who walked alongside the road, applauding passing runners and occasionally reaching across the temporary fencing to high-five spectators.___By Jimmy Golen, AP Sports Writer. AP writers Bob Salsberg, Philip Marcelo and Jennifer McDermott contributedTweetPinShare0 Shares