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Santos, Matias rule Senior Masters in Sletba Open

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The other top finishers were Alfred Kang of SJCBA with 1755, and Daboy Mendoza of Sletba and Jack Interia of ATBA-Gruppo, both with 1730.The top five finishers received cash prizes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe finals for Group 2 will be held Saturday afternoon, while the finals for Group 1, or Masters category, rolls off on Sunday.The Masters division is paced by Kevin Cu, seeded since he is the defending champion, Krizziah Tabora of TBAM-Prima and a member of the national pool, Dennis Gallardo of Sletba-GMTBC, and Jason Ko of Sletba./asu LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Ed Santos of Pasig Bowling Association bagged the Senior Masters championship of the 21st Sletba Open during the finals held Friday night at the Sta. Lucia Mall Bowling Center in Cainta, Rizal.Santos scored 1,790 pinfalls in the 8-game series to thwart the valiant bid of Samuel Matias, a member of the Philippine paralympic team, who finished with 1759 to place second.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Olympics: US interested in Winter Games bid Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View commentslast_img read more

Youths need jobs and training to stave off mental health issues

first_imgDear Editor,According to media reports, the Department of Youth plans to launch a ‘job readiness training’ initiative for youths to better ease them into the workforce. While the reasons given for such an initiative have merit, The Caribbean Voice would like to point out that job readiness training can only be capitalised upon if jobs are readily available.Our own experiences indicate that this is not so. Over the last two years or so, young people in Guyana have bombarded TCV with requests for jobs. Unfortunately, as a fully volunteer-driven NGO, TCV cannot offer jobs. And there seems to be no mechanism in place to refer them for consideration. As well, the businesses and business entities we touch base with are not able to generate vacancies to meet the needs.Besides, at the Department’s recent job fair, more than 600 youths were in attendance, but the Department indicated that only about 200 youths were being catered for. And the Minister for youth affairs (among other portfolios), Dr George Norton, has expressed concern that 40 per cent of youths are unemployed.Our overriding concern is that most of those looking for jobs become overly anxious and depressed with some moving on to suicide ideation. TCV knows this because we have handled many such cases. Thus, we appeal to the Department of Youth to set up and widely publicise a mechanism that can easily and quickly offer job placements for young people across Guyana. That mechanism can include a component that facilitates placements of vacancies and matches young people seeking jobs with vacancies for which they are suited. As well, it is our hope that job readiness training would be offered across Guyana, as many of those young people (in all ten regions) seeking jobs have no marketable skills, which compounds their plight.On another youth-related matter, while lauding the Hinterland Employment and Youth Service (HEYS) programme, The Caribbean Voice, for the past few years, has been advocating for mental health to be included in the training so that those equipped with skills for advancement would also be prepared to deal with challenges and any form of abuse that comes their way without retreating to low self-esteem, anxiety, depression and suicidal ideation. This necessity becomes all the more critical given that young people, 15-25, still exhibit the highest suicide rate in Guyana and that both suicide and various forms of abuse saturate hinterland communities. In fact, most of our counselling cases have been young people within this age bracket.While we acknowledge the successes of HEYS as put out by the Government, no data has ever been publicised as to the actual failure rate. If indeed, the success rate is 100 per cent that would be fabulous but since generally that is never the case, the issues that impact failure ought to be addressed, as we are certain that mental health issues would loom large in such situations. In any case, even those who succeed can also benefit for positive mental health training, especially acquisition of coping skills, the ability to face and overcome challenges and to self-forgive, the development of high self-esteem and self-confidence.Sincerely,The Caribbean Voicelast_img read more

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini admits he didn’t expect a defeat to Leicester City

first_img1 Manchester City boss Manuel Pellergrini Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has admitted he didn’t think his side would lose to Leicester City.The Foxes have been the surprise package all year in the Premier League title race and beat their rivals for the trophy 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium.Pellegrini, though, revealed he thought he men would avoid becoming another victim of Leicester’s success and added he now felt Claudio Ranieri’s men have the best chance of topping the table come the end of the campaign.He said: “If they continue the way they are playing they are favourites. They are doing well and have an advantage in points. We played against a very good team and it is fair to give them merit.“But it just depends on what they can do from now until the end of the season. Having to play 13 games more is very difficult to predict.“It was our chance at home to recover the lead in the table. We couldn’t do it and now we are six points behind Leicester, but we have another 39 points to play for so it is important to be focused game by game and try to beat Tottenham here, as they are another team fighting for the title.“We’ll see what happens between Arsenal and Leicester. There are too many things that can happen with 39 points more to play for – but this was a defeat we didn’t expect.”last_img read more

SOCCER: BRACE FROM COLM MELAUGH GIVES CAPPRY ALL THREE POINTS AGAINST MILFORD

first_imgColm Melaugh kept his cool on Sunday to fire Cappry to victory over Milford.CAPPRY ROVERS NEWS:CAPPRY ROVERS LOTTOThe numbers drawn in this week’s draw were 2, 5, 6, 21.There was no jackpot winner.The winner of the €50 lucky ticket was Bridie Griffiths, Welshtown.Next weeks jackpot is €3400.Remember if you’re not in, you can’t win!!!CAPPRY ROVERSMilford Utd 1-2 Cappry Rovers Cappry Rovers travelled to Moyle View Park on Sunday last to take on Milford Utd. They were trying to bounce back after suffering an opening day defeat to St Catherine’s, a game where they were very unlucky not to get at least a point from. Cappry grabbed the opening goal with Colm Melaugh getting on the score sheet. Milford pulled a goal back when their captain Joey Cullen scored. It was to stay like this until half time. In the 2nd half Milford would deem themselves very unlucky not to take the lead when they spurned a few chances. Their best came from the penalty spot when Eoin Farrah Gallen pulled off an excellent save from Milford’s Mark Flood. That save proved very crucial for Cappry as Colm Melaugh grabbed his 2nd of the day when Cappry scored after a good counter attack with 15 minutes to go. A very good 3 points were claimed as Cappry held on until the final whistle.Next week we are going to be back at Cappry Park when we welcome Gweedore Celtic who are going to be looking for their 1st points of the season after suffering 2 defeats. Kick off will be at 2pm. All support welcome.Training in Cappry Park on Wednesday evening from 7pm.CAPPRY ROVERS RESERVESCappry Rovers Reserves 0-2 Keadue Rovers ReservesKeadue started this game very well and pressed the youthful home side. Keadue forced Liam O’Meara into a few good saves. In the 35th minute Adam Neeley gave O’Meara no chance with a stunning strike from 25 yards which ended up in the top corner. The visitors tried hard to get a 2nd before half time but it did not arrive. Cappry started the second half well and pressed looking to get level but the Keadue defence held firm and we’re always a danger on the break. Kyle Lafferty thought he’d got the home team back level with a fine strike from 25 yards but saw his effort well saved by the Keadue keeper. In the 72nd min Keadue made it 2-0 when Chris Greene got a free header from a corner. The home team tried hard to get a goal but couldn’t find way through the Keadue defence. Two team performances.This Saturday sees the turn of the reserve team to go on their travels to Moyle View Park to play Milford Utd reserves and see if they can also get their 1st points of the season after an opening day defeat at home. Kick off on Saturday at 2pm.CAPPRY ROVERS U16’sCappry Rovers played Ballybofey Utd in the cup at the Finn Valley on Saturday morning and claimed a comprehensive 7-0 win with Kaine McGlynn (2), Joel Bradley Walsh (2), Alex McGeehan, Oisin Gallen and Kieran Neeson getting the Cappry goals. This was their 2nd win from 2 games in the group.CAPPRY CRUSADERS U16’s Cappry Crusaders played their 1st game of the season with a very tough game against Bonagee Arcade in Bonagee on Sunday morning. The Cappry lads started very brightly and were very unlucky to go a goal down after Bonagee got a great goal after 8 minutes. Nothing seemed to go Cappry’s way and everything seemed to go in favour of the home side with goals that our goalkeeper could do nothing about. The scoreline at half time was 4-0. A few changes were made at half time with Odhran McGlynn coming out of goal and slotting in to midfield. A few of our lads heads dropped after Bonagee got their 5th. Odhran McGlynn got a great goal of his own with a cracker from outside the box which dipped over the keeper to make the score 5-1. Bonagee closed out the game with another 2 goals and claimed a 7-1 win. It must be said that the scoreline did not reflect the effort of the lads and we’re sure that things will improve as the season goes on. Next game is a home game against Ballyraine Celtic next Sunday morning with kick off at 11am. Come and show your support.CAPPRY ROVERS U14’sCappry Rovers travelled to Lagan on Friday evening looking to continue from where they left off the previous week and things seemed to be going their way when they opened the scoring in the 1st half. Lagan then pulled a goal back to make the scoreline 1-1 at the break. Cappry went back into a 3-1 lead with only 10 minutes to go, only for some bad defensive errors allowed Lagan to pull the game back to 3-3. Thomas McMenamin and Keiran Thompson scored for Cappry.CAPPRY CRUSADERS U12’s & CAPPRY COLTS 12’sCappry Crusaders played host to Cappry Colts in a fiercely contested cup game in Cappry park. It didn’t take very long for the game to spring into life when Conor McMenamin beat the offside trap and scored past the onrushing goalkeeper to put the Crusaders into a 1-0 lead. Their lead wasn’t to last too long and Eoin McGonagle soon had the Colts back on level terms with a low drive from outside the box into the bottom right hand corner. It was end to end after that with some very good defending from both teams. This game had everything, passion, determination, guts and some hard but fair tackles. Try as they could neither side could find a winner. It was a fair result.  All the lads that played should be very proud of themselves as they played out a very entertaining game. Well done also to all the coaches. Thanks also to referee John Coyle who officiated the game.UNDERAGE TRAININGKeep an eye on our Facebook page for details of training sessions. SOCCER: BRACE FROM COLM MELAUGH GIVES CAPPRY ALL THREE POINTS AGAINST MILFORD was last modified: September 15th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:soccerSportlast_img read more

UNIQUE INISHOWEN GAA DVD TO BE LAUNCHED

first_imgMembers of the GAA and the general public have ben invited to a unique celebration of the GAA in Inishowen.The night will see the launch of the DVD on the GAA in NIshowen in the clubrooms of Malin GAA Club on Thursday next week, Novembr 24th .CLG Inis Eoghan inivte all Gaels to a mass and then the launch of the DVD at 7.30pm. This is a double DVD compiled by Jerome Quinn featuring over two hours of excellent material with more than fifty interviews with club officers, managers, players and supporters.The terrific DVD also contains footage from club training and games in underage football, ladies football, hurling and camogie, Michael Murphy and the Anglo Celt Cup at the cul camps in Malin and Moville, schools football, with music, singing and dancing from some of the clubs.All seven Inishowen clubs are well covered as are our near neighbours Naomh Colmcille.UNIQUE INISHOWEN GAA DVD TO BE LAUNCHED was last modified: November 16th, 2011 by StephenShare 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:DVD LAUNCHInishowenlast_img read more

NOW SOME GOOD NEWTS! DONEGAL TO HOLD NEW WILDLIFE SURVEY

first_imgThe Irish Wildlife Trust has announced that their smooth newt survey will be running again in 2012 and are calling on people across Donegal to once again get out and search their local pond for newts!The smooth newt is one of our few native amphibian species and this survey aims to increase our knowledge of the distribution of the species.We also hope to make Irish people more familiar with this little ‘water dragon’, so that they will value it as part of our natural heritage. This year the group will be focussing our efforts in counties where we currently have few or no records, including county Donegal. A training day will be taking place on April 07th at Glenveagh National Park.If you would like to attend the training day, you must register with us. Members of the Irish Wildlife Trust and unwaged can attend the workshop for free. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.To register as a surveyor or for more information contact Dr Daniel Buckley at newts@iwt.ie or on 0863691982 or check out our website www.iwt.ieThis project is funded by Dublin zoo and Fota Wildlife Park. Donegal training day location: Glenveagh National ParkDate: 07h AprilTime: 11:00am NOW SOME GOOD NEWTS! DONEGAL TO HOLD NEW WILDLIFE SURVEY was last modified: March 21st, 2012 by StephenShare 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:Irish Wildlife Surveynewtssurveylast_img read more

Darwinist Writes Bible Commentary

first_img(Visited 14 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 A rationalist, Darwinist, rabid anti-creationist has surprising things to say about the Bible.Steve Jones, former head geneticist at University College London, is a Darwinist’s Darwinist.  Not only does he relegate everything in life to gradual natural selection (including the Cambrian Explosion, 12/19/08), he celebrated London’s Darwin Centre (9/24/02), and has been a model of making disparaging remarks about creationists, considering them annoying, depressing, and irrational (11/27/06).  One of his best-known podcasts was entitled, “Why Creationism Is Wrong and Evolution Is Right” (4/21/06).  Now he has a new book out, The Serpent’s Promise: The Bible Retold As Science.  It was reviewed by Tim Radford for Nature.One might expect Jones to tear the holy book to shreds.  On the contrary, Radford found it “a masterly take on science invoked by the Bible.”  Jones apparently finds a lot to like in the stories of Adam and Eve, Noah, Job, Joseph, Moses and Solomon.  He even called it the Good Book, with capitals.  He called Genesis “the world’s first biology textbook.”  Radford has a hunch why Jones was accommodating to those he considers irrational:The Serpent’s Promise is a believer’s book. It expresses belief in the power of language, imagination, scholarship, high art, enduring myth, tribal tradition, unforgettable poetry, irrational vision and inspired insight. If you wanted to find all of these things between just one set of covers, you might pick up the Authorized Version of the Bible; but this is a not a book by somebody who believes in God. It is a book by the distinguished geneticist, broadcaster, lecturer, writer and Welshman Steve Jones, who has a sharp awareness of moral imperative and a warm feeling for those Joneses before him who invoked the bread of heaven and yearned to be safe on Canaan’s side. It is the ambivalence at the heart of this book which makes it so hugely enjoyable and, perhaps, so important.Could there be in his soul a wistful longing for the faith of his fathers?  If so, it’s probably shallow.  Jones looks at the Bible as a collection of tribal myths that, for all their inspired insights and poetry, have been superseded by science.  His book is “not of the science of the Bible, but of the science invoked by the Bible,” as if Biblical texts become springboards for a “rationalist sermon on a biblical theme,” showing “the power of science to illuminate myth.”Consequently, Jones chose Biblical texts based on their potential to launch him into high dives of scientific rationalism.  The “giants” of Genesis 6:4 become an opportunity to discuss the pituitary gland and acromegaly.  The genealogies evolve into discussions of the genetic inheritance of Ashkenazy Jews, the Arya and Britons from recent forebears.  “The Serpent’s Promise cannot advance divine revelation, but it offers a new context for old myths,” Radford explains.  He found Jones’s book remarkably accommodating to the religious:This book is not an overt condemnation of religious belief: skilfully, it selects stories that have informed Western culture for 2,000 years to illuminate modern research, and Jones ends with an envoi on behalf of a future enriched by “an objective and unambiguous culture whose logic, language and practices are permanent and universal. It is called science.”To Bible believers, this is condemnation with faint praise.  It may not be overt, but it is surely covert: old myths are out.  Now that we’ve had our 2,000 year entertainment, it’s time to be objective with logic and universal cultural practices based on science.  It’s not clear if Jones has been told that logical positivism died in the 1960s.Radford appears to have caught Jones standing on a slippery rug.  “He does not waste much energy on the three great mysteries resolved with such confidence in Genesis…” he said; “science may never be able to explain why the Universe happened at all, precisely how life began or what exactly turned an omnivorous foraging African bipedal primate into a creature with a taste for abstract speculation.”  Radford used Jones as an example of “the problem of humans. They can intellectually endorse one thing and stubbornly love another.”Jones has made a certifiable fool of himself.  Remember when he attributed the Cambrian explosion to gradual Darwinian processes? (12/19/08).  Remember when he was asked for his best evidence for evolution, and it was HIV? (5/30/06).  But those are freshman flaws in the school of irrationality.  His Ph.D. level (Post hoc Dottiness) is attributing his own rationality to an unguided material process that, somehow, “turned an omnivorous foraging African bipedal primate into a creature with a taste for abstract speculation” (see yesterday’s commentary).  From whence did Jones get his “moral imperative”?  Radford (a freelance journalist and author) at least has a grasp of the big questions “resolved with such confidence in Genesis” and unexplained by science.Jones has given up on talking to creationists (5/30/06).  One can only hope he will open the Good Book more often and find more inspiration other than the Serpent’s promise that he would be as gods, knowing good and evil.  Some deprogramming out of logical positivism might be a prerequisite.  Even so, the ambivalence in his soul was sensed by Radford.  With God all things are possible, even directing a modern Saul to safety on Canaan’s side, where the Joneses before him would yearn to see him come.last_img read more

Missing Mexican aircraft found

first_imgThe single-engine Cessna 208-B Caravan was located from the air in the mountains of La Giganta, 26km west of Loreto, the airport in the state of Baja California Sur from which the plane departed.Weather is believed to have been a factor in the crash with Tropical Storm Octave bringing heavy rain to the area Monday.The Cessna Caravan was on a 30-minute flight to Ciudad Constitucion.A search was launched two hours after take-off but later suspended because of bad weather.It has been suggested that pilot may have altered course because of the weather and become disoriented.The Cessna Caravan is a popular plane with over 2000 built since it first flew in December 1982.There have been 231 incidents and accidents involving the Caravan.So far for 2013 there have been 22 crashes with 197 fatalities.The ten year crash average is 27 accidents with 627 deaths.Last year was the safest on record with 15 fatal accidents involving with 414 fatalities.In 2012 there were 37.5 million flights which carried almost 3 billion passengerslast_img read more

South Africa demonstrates algae-to-energy technology

first_img30 January 2014 Innovative technology that uses algae to convert waste coal dust into a clean, high-quality coal which can readily be processed into biofuel was publicly demonstrated at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth on Monday. The pioneering technology has been developed by the university over the past three years with funding from the Department of Science and Technology, and plans are afoot for its products to be commercialised, the university said in a statement ahead of Monday’s showcasing event. One of the main areas of research at university’s institute of chemical technology, InnoVenton, has been the conversion of waste coal into a usable, high-quality clean coal using algal biomass. The institute’s researchers have found that the microalgae can be combined with coal and charcoal and acts as an excellent binder for fine coal. “If you mix coal dust and algae biomass, the algae adsorps [collects] onto the surface of the coal and binds the dust together,” InnoVenton’s Professor Ben Zeelie said. The result is a coal-algae composite [briquette or pellet], for which they’ve coined – and trademarked – the name “Coalgae”. “The Coalgae composites may be used as a substitute in applications that require coal, or may be further processed through a variety of additional technologies, such as pyrolysis (heating in the absence of oxygen),” the institute said. “The result of the additional processing is a bio-fossil crude oil blend that may be processed into a variety of fuels, including gasoline, diesel, kerosene, aviation fuel, and heavy fuel oil. “Carbon sequestration, the upgrading of low grade coal and the production of clean water (a spin-off of the process) are among the advantages of the production of Coalgae, which, along with the production of the bio-crude oil, have presented commercial opportunities.” According to the institute, consulting engineering firm Hatch-Goba recently completed a pre-feasibility engineering study on the microalgae technologies, resulting in a “robust and cost-effective” design for Coalgae production on a semi- and full commercial scale. A full feasibility study will be conducted in the first half of this year. The institute demonstrated various aspects of Coalgae technology on Monday, include the cultivation of microalgae in a closed photo-bioreactor system developed by the university, the use of coal-generated flue gas to meet the microalgae’s need for carbon dioxide and fixed nitrogen, the harvesting of the microalgae, the production of the coal-microalgae composites, and their conversion into raw bio-crude oil. Speaking at the event, the Department of Science and Technology’s deputy director-general for research, development and innovation, Mmboneni Muofhe, said the technology would help to separate South Africa’s biofuels sector from its food-producing sector, and bring the realisation of a full-fledged biofuels industry in the country one step closer. South African fuel producers will begin mandatory blending of petrol and diesel with biofuels from 1 October 2015 as the country moves to encourage investment in its biofuels sector and reduce its reliance on imported fuel. “By 2015, the government intends all transport fuels to be a blend, with biofuels making up at least two percent of the blend. Coalgae exceeds this target,” the department said in a statement last week. And there’s certainly no shortage of raw material at hand. Millions of tons of coal dust go to waste every year in South Africa and elsewhere. According the department, the country currently has over 1-billion tonnes of discarded coal or coal “fines” (fine coal particles), which constitute a serious environmental nuisance. In addition, Coalgae can be delivered using existing petroleum or petrochemical infrastructure. “The ability to combine the two feedstocks (coal fines and algae) means that only one process is necessary, instead of two,” the department said. “Another advantage is that the technology will reduce the logistical challenges of accessing blended biofuels, as well as the capital investments required for the blending and distribution infrastructure.” SAinfo reporter and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Universitylast_img read more

The Care and Feeding of Strategic Clients

first_imgStrategic clients require more from you than other clients. All clients are important, but your strategic clients have a different set of needs. They need you to be more engaged, and they need you to deliver greater outcomes than you would for a client that doesn’t have their same needs.CommunicationYour strategic clients require more communication. Because your relationship is deeper, they need to you to be aware of what they’re doing, and they need to know what you are doing. This isn’t just a good idea, it’s critical.You have to communicate with your strategic clients so that you understand their strategy. This is high level communication that ensures that you know where they are going, and that you are aligning the right resources to do your part. You also have to communicate much more frequently at a more tactical level, to make sure what is being delivered is working.Caring requires constant communication.ExecutionYou simply cannot retain a strategic client without being able to execute effectively. If they are strategic, they rely on what you sell to a great enough extent that you cannot fail them. The fastest way to lose a strategic account is to fail to execute.This is about outcomes. You are accountable for the outcomes you sell. The care and feeding of your strategic clients requires that you execute continuously. It’s not that you can’t have problems. It’s not that things can’t go wrong, or that you can’t hit a rough patch. You strategic clients have those same problems. It’s your ability to smooth out those rough spots and execute that allows you retain their business.Improved Performance, Yours and TheirsOver time, you have to help your strategic clients get better. Over that same period of time, you also have to get better.What you do has to help your strategic client get better at producing the results they need. You need to help them improve what they are doing. You will notice things as you execute, and those things will allow you to help them make changes, changes that improve their performance.You have to get better too. As you work together, you have to get better at delivering the outcomes you produce. As my friend, David Allen says, “The better you get, the better you better get.” It’s not enough to rest on your laurels. Or to believe your contract secures your relationship.New Value, New OutcomesBut wait. There’s more.The value that you created when you helped your strategic client understand their world and that led them to choose you is just the beginning. The value that you created as you executed is what allowed you to build the relationship. This is necessary, but not sufficient.From quarter to quarter and year to year, you have to create new value. You have to generate new ideas and new initiatives that take things up another level, that generate new outcomes. Some of these ideas and initiatives will be small, and some will be transformative. Sometimes the small ideas are what allow you to see the greater ideas. They are all important.The care and feeding of your strategic clients has always been about creating value. Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Nowlast_img read more