Sure, they make gobs of cash for playing a kids game and will never have the problem most of us do scratching it out in the Bay Area real estate market.But watching Warriors guard Klay Thompson learn that he won’t be eligible for the NBA’s “supermax” contract this offseason — and the extra $30 million it would be worth — is kind of painful. While he kind of shrugged it off in Mild-Mannered Klay fashion, his face … [vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/05/23/bang_b4307a18-109a-407f-b54d-4d46cf46d1ae”]
19 June 2012 South African Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Elizabeth Thabethe arrived in the Democratic Republic of the Congo town of Lubumbashi on Tuesday for the second leg of an Investment and Trade Initiative (ITI) that began in Kinshasa last week. The ITI is part of the Department of Trade and Industry’s export and investment promotion strategy, that focuses on targeted high-growth markets, with the objective of creating investment and export opportunities for South African companies and promoting South Africa as a trade and investment destination. “We are looking forward to fruitful engagements between the Congolese and the South African government and business leaders during the three days of our stay in Lubumbashi,” said Thabethe, who is accompanied by more than 60 South African businesspeople on the two-legged visit. Thabethe said the first leg of the visit was a great success. “The huge number of businesspeople who attended the seminar and exhibition last Thursday showed there is a greater hunger and enthusiasm from the Congolese businesspeople to do business with South Africa.” Thabethe hoped that business people in Lubumbashi, which has been described as the commercial capital of the DRC, would come in their numbers to discuss possible deals and joint ventures with their South African counterparts. Thabethe was due to deliver a keynote address at a business seminar hosted by the department at the Grand Karavia Hotel on Tuesday, before opening an exhibition of South African products and services. The exhibition was due to be followed by business-to-business meetings. On Wednesday, Thabethe is expected to address a gala dinner where top South African artists, Kwela Tebza and Ringo, will entertain guests, before returning home on Thursday. Source: BuaNews
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Last week, we received a few comments about soybeans having mature pods, but the stems remaining green. Similar observations were made in 2012 — another dry year. Green stems on soybean may be a result of a source/sink problem. With the hot and dry conditions this year, pod set was likely reduced. With a limited number of pods (sink), there are fewer places for the plant’s photosynthates (source) to go.From previously conducted work by Jim Beuerlein, when soybean pods were removed from a plant node when they first formed and started to expand, the leaf at that node stayed green after the rest of the plant matured. If all the small pods were removed from a branch on a plant, that branch did not mature. Further, if setting of pods were prevented on the main stem of a plant but pods allowed to develop normally on the branches, those branches matured normally while the main stem stayed green and held onto its leaves. Anatomical studies of the flow of carbohydrates within a plant show that each leaf fills the pods at its node only, but if all its carbohydrates are not needed at that node, the extra will move to the next lower node. Therefore, soybean plants digest their leaves, petioles and stems to complete the pod filling process and add a few more bushels per acre. If the digestion of plant parts is not needed to complete pod fill, then these plant parts remain green.Another possible cause of stay green syndrome might be stink bug feeding. As the bugs feed, they inject saliva which may impact the plant’s physiology to remain green. In 2012, some acres of green stem were known to have stink bug infestations, especially along the edge. We have seen similar fields with stink bug pressure in 2016. To check for stink bug feeding, open a few pods and look for shriveled or flat seeds that may indicate stink bug feeding.
When you first sit down with a contact from your dream client’s company, they may not be willing to share with you the areas where they feel an improvement might be made–or where one might be necessary. They don’t yet know you, and you haven’t yet established a relationship or trust.Your contact may be the person who chose their current provider. Your contact may have been the one to establish the processes and procedures that are presently creating challenges. As much as you may want to uncover their dissatisfaction or create it, the truth is more likely to be shared only when your dream client feels safe in doing so.Ask questions that aren’t judgmental: If your questions come across as judgemental, you alienate your dream client and make it impossible to share their dissatisfaction. You force them to be defensive instead of open. By removing any judgemental language from your questions, you make it easier for your dream client to share the truth.Don’t make assumptions: Assumptions can sound like accusations. Even if you have every reason to suspect that your dream client has a real challenge, and one you can help them with, making assumptions can cause them to retreat from the conversation. No one wants to be told that they have an ugly baby, lest of all by a stranger.Talk about the industry as a whole, not your dream client. If you ask questions about the common challenges you help to solve, frame those problems as industry-wide problems. If the whole industry struggles, it’s okay for your dream client to struggle to. It also helps them understand that you have experience helping resolve those issues.Leave your client a face-saving line of retreat. Always leave your client a face-saving line of retreat. They aren’t on trial, and you don’t need them to feel as if they are being accused. If you follow these basic principles when meeting with your dream client, the conversation will go from “We are happy,” to “There are some areas that might be improved,” to “We have some real challenges,” to “We’re miserable and we need to change.” Once trust is established, this transformation can happen in 45 minutes.
Related Items:#legalizemarijuanaintheBahamas, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, January 18, 2018 – Nassau – The conversation on the legalization and decriminalization of marijuana took an official form when a recent town hall meeting hosted by a CARICOM Commission sought to find out how Bahamians feel on the hot button issue. Professor Rose Marie Bell Antoine, explained that the meetings were happening in all CARICOM member states and would result in a report for the heads of government meeting in July.Perspectives were varied and included issues related to addiction, negative health reactions, positive health benefits, so called irrational treatment of users by the justice system, de-escalation of gang related crime and the potential for agri-business – all linked to marijuana. Here are just a few comments by various persons who attended the town hall meeting.“I hate the fact that people smoke cigarettes which are filled with over 500 chemicals but yet I cannot smoke a plant.”“With sound regulation there are lots of opportunities, it all depends on how the government and the private sector involve say how this should go forward.”“If they legalize it guess what, I don’t have to buy it from anybody, I have a bottle full of seeds now. What am I going to spend $5.00 for a joint for when I can grow myself a whole plant.”“It turns criminals out of our own sons, we’re turning criminals out of our own sons.”“Legalization ends the violence, what did Portugal do, Portugal legalized, the violence stopped ”“It destroys families, I don’t know if any of you have had any relatives that have been addicted.”The comments were chronicled by the panel and will be merged with other perspectives on the controversial issue, which continues to grab headlines in The Bahamas.#MagneticMediaNews#legalizemarijuanaintheBahamas
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