This past weekend marked the transplanted return of Bear Creek, which opened up as the Bear Creek Bayou Festival at Mardi Gras World in New Orleans, LA. With thousands assembled for the exciting festival, many flocked to the Howlin’ Wolf for some late night fun, in the form of a funky tribute to the late great Bernie Worrell.Worrell sadly passed away due to cancer earlier this year, and an all-star crew of musicians came out to perform in his honor. The full lineup for the show included Ivan Neville (Dumpstaphunk), Ian Neville (Dumpstaphunk), Nick Daniels (Dumpstaphunk), Nigel Hall (Lettuce), Nikki Glaspie (The Nth Power), Ryan Zoidis (Lettuce), Eric “Benny” Bloom (Lettuce), Jen Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band), and TJ Norris.The musicians took turns sharing stories about the late Worrell, only adding to the emotional significance of the night. It was the music that shined through, as the band brought out countless classics from Worrell’s catalog. Among the many played was “Mothership Connection,” a P-Funk regular that featured Worrell’s iconic synth playing.Fortunately, our own Rex Thomson was on hand to capture this moment. Watch this all-star lineup’s great version of “Mothership Connection,” streaming below.For fans of Nikki Glaspie, Eric “Benny” Bloom, and Ryan Zoidis, be sure not to miss them perform a special tribute to Earth, Wind & Fire alongside Oteil Burbridge, Kofi Burbridge, Natalie Cressman, Skerik, and more at the second annual Brooklyn Comes Alive, a multi-venue music festival with over 50 artists performing throughout Brooklyn on October 22nd. All the information you need to know is located right here.
The task force issued an instruction on July 24 that Jouska, which had gained popularity among young investors through social media, cease operations over allegations of illegal stock brokerage and investment mismanagement.Read also: OJK shuts down Jouska, two other investment firmsIt also shut down PT Mahesa Strategis Indonesia and PT Amarta Investa Indonesia, which are alleged to have provided investment management services and financial advice for Jouska’s clients without proper licenses.Jouska, Amarta Investa and Mahesa Strategis are not registered as investment-management companies or securities companies at the OJK. Topics : The task force also asked Jouska to settle the disputes with its clients transparently and invite the customers to settle their issues while processing its licenses in line with its business activity as soon as possible.The move came after former clients of Jouska, which claimed to be an independent financial advisor, took to Twitter, saying the company’s decision to invest their funds in low-quality stocks had resulted in a slump in their portfolio values by more than 70 percent.Jouska CEO Aakar Abyasa Fidzuno pledged on Monday to take responsibility and compensate its clients for their equity investment losses.Read also: Domestic investors dominate stock market amid pandemicThe commitment was conveyed by Aakar in an email statement to the clients as he asked them to give him and the firm some time to formulate a solution to the problem.“We ask the clients to give us time until at least Sept. 1 to formulate and convey our strategy to pay compensation for the losses,” Jouska said in the statement.Aakar also apologized to the clients for the losses they endured from the equity investment the firm had carried out using the clients’ money.“I would also like to apologize to the shareholders, management, board of commissioners and Jouska’s employees. I understand that this [problem] affects Jouska’s reputation,” he said in the statement.Jouska’s clients shared on social media their portfolio details revealing that the company invested the majority of their money in newly listed computer hardware-trading company, PT Sentral Mitra Informatika, trading on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) under the code LUCK.Advisors at Jouska are also reported to have prevented clients from selling the shares when the prices had dropped by more than 80 percent, an allegation that has neither been denied nor confirmed by the company. The Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (PPATK) is investigating financial advisory firm PT Jouska Financial Indonesia for alleged money laundering following suspected illegal investment and fund management carried out by the now-suspended company, an official has said.“Yes, the PPATK is investigating the Jouska case,” the agency chairman, Dian Ediana Rae, said on Tuesday, as reported by Tempo.co.Dian said the PPATK would actively investigate investment cases like that of Jouska, which are handled by the Financial Services Authority’s (OJK) Investment Alert Task Force.
COLUMBIA, S.C. — It was UCF junior Aubrey Dawkins who flew above everyone to get his fingertips on the ball, tipping it toward the goal just before the game clock expired, because of course it would be the son of the Knights coach who would try to do one more incredible thing to deliver his father the greatest victory of his coaching career.There was no disputing it left his hand in time. The only matter in question as it traveled the few short inches toward the goal involved whether it would drop through the rim and into the net or fall to the floor as a missed field goal attempt. One way would present UCF with a victory over the nation’s No. 1 team, Duke, and be stored as an eternal highlight in NCAA Tournament history. The other would allow the Blue Devils to continue playing as if they hadn’t just been shaken to their core. If measured with a Rolex or a Patek Philippe — or, for that matter, the game clock at Colonial Life Arena — the amount of time Dawkins’ tip attempt hung on the rim might not fill even a half-second. In Human Dreams Standard Time, it felt like it was up there for a day.SN’s MARCH MADNESS HQLive NCAA bracket | Live scoreboard | Full TV schedule“In my head, it was just: ‘Not like this, not like this, not like this,’” Duke forward Javin DeLaurier told Sporting News. “That would have been the most painful way for this season, with this group, to end: In the Round of 32, on a buzzer-beater.”He’d been assigned to defend the inbound pass from the sideline with 8.1 seconds left, and, fixated on UCF guard BJ Taylor’s drive down the right side, he’d missed Dawkins sliding in to his left. Dawkins had scored 32 points, making 12 of 18 shots, when he arrived above the rim and saw Taylor’s attempt at a floater catch the back rim and bounce back to the right.With no one else airborne to challenge him — Duke All-American Zion Williamson was focused on boxing out on the opposite block, point guard Tre Jones was out of the play on the right baseline after Taylor drove by to shoot and RJ Barrett was at the foul line defending his man and Cam Reddish was on the left wing doing the same — Dawkins got his right hand on the ball and guided it to the left.At that moment, it didn’t really matter that Dawkins’ father, Johnny, had played four years of college under Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski and won the Naismith Award in 1986 and served as a member of his coaching staff for a decade. It didn’t matter how close the two remained, that Coach K viewed Johnny as the most important recruit of his career. It only mattered that one team would continue in this tournament and one would not, that we would see one of the most colossal tournament upsets or the kind of narrow escape that sometimes serve as compelling anecdotes told by NCAA champions.“Honestly, I thought it was going in. I thought it was going in,” Duke point guard Jordan Goldwire told SN. He was leaning off the Duke bench to get a better look. “It just bounced our way. We got a rebound. And the rest is just excitement.”BERNSTEIN: Duke needs to give Zion more helpCenter Marques Bolden, who played 10 minutes as he recovers from a knee injury and was out of the game at the time, told SN it was difficult to put his thoughts about that moment into words.“Man, it all happened so fast,” he told SN. “It was a great effort by them, the last-second shot and everything. I’m just glad we came up with a tough stop, and important stop, at the end.”It is certainly within the realm of nonfiction to call it a “tough stop.” It would be more truthful to call it good fortune, or a blessing. “I was just hoping for it to fall out, exactly as it did,” Jones said. “It looked like it was almost falling back in, but with the rims how tight they are, he wasn’t able to get the bounce they wanted. I was just happy that happened, happy to be alive still and be one of the final 16 teams.”It was almost a year ago to the day — 364 days, to be precise — the Devils had a shot to beat Kansas in regulation in the NCAA Midwest Region final and earn a trip to the Final Four. Senior guard Grayson Allen tried a pull-up jumpshot there, and that ball spent perhaps even more time on the rim than Dawkins’ tip. It, likewise, spun out. Duke lost in OT.”I’ve been on both sides of the coin now,” DeLaurier said. “We’re 50-50. I think it’s evened out.”
8 August 2013A R5-million prize purse will be shared out between the top teams in this season’s various interprovincial rugby competitions, including R1.8-million for the winners of the Absa Currie Cup. The victors will also receive a trophy that has been restored to its original glory.Thanks to the sponsors, Absa, the Currie Cup Premier Division, the First Division, the under-21 A Division and the 19 A Division competitions will all benefit from the prize purse.“The Absa Currie Cup is the ‘Holy Grail’ of South African rugby and now the winners will be rewarded as such and the trophy looks like it once more,” Jurie Roux, the CEO of the South African Rugby Union, said in a statement on Thursday.‘Status and historical significance’“The competition is massively important to the provinces, players, coaches and sponsors and by offering prize money for the first time in the competition’s history we’re underlining the Absa Currie Cup’s current status as well as its historical significance.”Roux said the prize money would be split as follows: Absa Currie Cup Premier Division champions – R1.8-millionAbsa Currie Cup Premier Division runners-up- R1.2millionAbsa Currie Cup First Division champions – R1-millionAbsa Currie Cup First Division runners up- R500 000Absa u21 A Division champions – R200 000Absa u21 A Division losing finalists – R50 000Absa u19 A Division champions – R200 000Absa u19 A Division losing finalists – R50 000 The prize money will be awarded to the provincial union in each case to be used at their discretion. However, R200 000 of the R1.8-million awarded to the Absa Currie Cup Premier Division winner must be allocated to the Academy structures at the victorious union.“The Absa Currie Cup is the oldest domestic rugby competition in the world, as far as we know, and the winners since 1891 have only ever received the trophy,” Roux said.“The awarding of prize money aligns our premier domestic competition with the modern tradition of many top sports tournaments worldwide by financially rewarding provinces and their players for their hard work.“Many iconic Springboks took the first meaningful steps in their senior rugby careers in the Absa Currie Cup and I have no doubt that this tradition will continue with the crop of young players coming through in South Africa,” he said.Anchor of South African rugbyBobby Malabie, Barclays Africa Group executive, said: “The Absa Currie Cup undoubtedly remains the cornerstone and anchor of South African rugby and the restored trophy and prize money will add to the prestige of the competition and serve as further motivation to players across all divisions.“At the heart of the game there is respect, integrity, the desire for excellence and the camaraderie of match day for players and fans. This complements our human spirit campaign which promotes these values.“At Absa we want to inspire people and work with them to excel. I am sure the 2013 edition of the Absa Currie Cup will live up to all expectations of another exciting season,” Malabie said.To coincide with the new season, the famous trophy – first presented by shipping tycoon Sir Donald Currie – has undergone an extensive restoration to recapture its former glory.A near century and a quarter of presentations and celebrations had taken their toll on a trophy that had been manufactured in 1875.The Cup was returned to Garrard of London, the Crown Jewellers, from whose workshops it had first emerged. The handle, which had been damaged in recent times, was remodelled and the whole trophy given back its golden sheen.“The trophy first arrived here 122 years ago and it was in need of a makeover after passing through so many hands in celebration,” said Roux.“It is now restored to its original glory and is worthy once again of being the centerpiece of South African rugby. It is an iconic cup and will be the source of many more memorable rugby moments in years to come.”SAinfo reporter and SA Rugby
It’s about creating value. I resisted selling early in my life because I believed salespeople took advantage of other people. I thought that they were sleazy, self-oriented, and manipulative. Only later did I learn that it was all about helping other people get the results they needed.Prospecting comes first. I did really well in sales when I first started selling professionally. That was a problem. Because I did well, I didn’t do enough prospecting. Later, that mistake came back to haunt me when I lost two key accounts back to back (through no fault of my own). I needed a pipeline and didn’t have one.You need more than one relationship. When I first started in sales, I developed great relationships with key stakeholders, power sponsors, if you will. Only later, when the real problems started, did I learn how important it was to have deep relationships within my client companies. Later, I learned how important it was to have these relationships before there was a decision.Disqualify non-opportunities. I spent a lot of time pursuing non-opportunities. It took time from my calling on better prospects. You can’t afford to chase the wrong prospects. If you aren’t really right for the prospect or them for you, you need to disqualify it fast.Business models matter. I spent a lot of time and energy pursuing what I thought were dream clients. But because their business model made them necessarily focused on price, my value proposition was never going to win the business.Presentations don’t win. I literally read my prospects my presentation when I was a kid. All of it. Word for bloody word. Fortunately, I had a great manager that taught me that it wasn’t the presentation that won. It was the ability to understand the clients needs, to help develop a solution with them, and to take accountability for the result.You don’t win or lose on price. I blamed a lot of losses on price when I was young and didn’t know better. I tried to compete on price instead of the value I created. Because I made it about price, so did the client. Only when I learned to move to value did my clients change their decision criteria.Nurture your dream clients. Decades ago I used a very primitive version of sales force automation. I tracked my calls, and I called my prospects every 90 days. I did nothing to create value in front of a sale. I did well in spite of myself, but I did better when started sharing ideas in front of an opportunity. I also did better when I relentlessly called every week.If it was easy, your competitor would have done it already. It was easy to believe my competitors were my prospect’s problems. They believed that by switching to me they would do better, and so did I. It was only after winning their business did I learn that helping my clients was helping them overcome their own internal constraints. If it would have been easy, my competitors would have already made the necessary improvement.Never disappear after a loss. When I was young, if I lost a deal, I’d forget all about it, pick up the pieces and move on. I’d check back with the prospect a year later to find out they’d changed providers twice in that time. The didn’t get what they wanted, so they switched. But they didn’t call me. This happened a couple times before the lesson stuck. It was only then I learned that my competitors failure to execute opened an immediate opportunity. I stopped disappearing.
“A lot was going through my mind. First, I was excited knowing that we’ll face each other in the pros,” the elder Ravena, the former PBA sharpshooter who now serves as assistant coach at TNT, said in Filipino.READ: TNT win no giveaway as NLEX simply played ‘terrible’FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“There was anxiety. I’m thinking how he’s going to play the game and that he might end up beating us, so I’m really thinking about many things. Mixed emotions,” he added. “But I’m happy that he’s a professional now.”Kiefer said the duel against TNT was one of the those games he was really looking forward to. View comments Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus “It’s not so very often that second-generation players get chances to go up against their dads,” he said.“He has one over me, they beat us badly and it was a bad way to lose. But I guess you have to learn from this. These are the kinds of things that can’t afford to forget so we just need to fix ourselves coming into the playoffs.“ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBong Ravena has always been on his son Kiefer’s side throughout the young guard’s basketball career.Even when the two found themselves on opposing sides when TNT faced NLEX, Ravena, an ever-supportive father, felt torn on the sidelines.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico LATEST STORIES Three QF spots up for grabs ahead of final PBA PH Cup playdate AFP official booed out of forum Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Unfortunately for the prized rookie, the game didn’t turn out the way he would’ve wanted it to be with the Road Warriors getting blown out, 101-75.It was also one of Kiefer’s worst outings since going scoreless in his UAAP debut for the Ateneo Blue Eagles in 2011.READ: TNT stays in playoff hunt, routs quarterfinals-bound NLEXHe only had one point, a rebound, two assists and two turnovers in 14 minutes for NLEX.While it was a forgettable performance, Kiefer said it was also the kind of game that he must keep in mind to be a better player.ADVERTISEMENT