Kyle Lowry (Toronto Raptors) with a buzzer beater vs the Dallas Mavericks, 01/18/2021
Kyle Lowry (Toronto Raptors) with a buzzer beater vs the Dallas Mavericks, 01/18/2021
WASHINGTON — No news conference. No Oval Office address. No primetime speech to a joint session of Congress. President Joe Biden is the first executive in four decades to reach this point in his term without holding a formal question and answer session. It reflects a White House media strategy meant both to reserve major media set-pieces for the celebration of a legislative victory and to limit unforced errors from a historically gaffe-prone politician. Biden has opted to take questions about as often as most of his recent predecessors, but he tends to field just one or two informal inquiries at a time, usually in a hurried setting at the end of an event. In a sharp contrast with the previous administration, the White House is exerting extreme message discipline, empowering staff to speak but doing so with caution. Recalling both Biden’s largely leak-free campaign and the buttoned-up Obama administration, the new White House team has carefully managed the president’s appearances, trying to lower the temperature from Donald Trump’s Washington and to save a big media moment to mark what could soon be a signature accomplishment: passage of the COVID-19 bill. The message control may serve the president's purposes but it denies the media opportunities to directly press Biden on major policy issues and to engage in the kind of back-and-forth that can draw out information and thoughts that go beyond the administration's curated talking points. “The president has lost some opportunity, I think, to speak to the country from the bully pulpit. The volume has been turned so low in the Biden White House that they need to worry about whether anyone is listening," said Frank Sesno, former head of George Washington University's school of media. “But he’s not great in these news conferences. He rambles. His strongest communication is not extemporaneous.” Other modern presidents took more questions during their opening days in office. By this point in their terms, Trump and George H.W. Bush had each held five press conferences, Bill Clinton four, George W. Bush three, Barack Obama two and Ronald Reagan one, according to a study by Martha Kumar, presidential scholar and professor emeritus at Towson University. Biden has given five interviews as opposed to nine from Reagan and 23 from Obama. “Biden came in with a plan for how they wanted to disseminate information. When you compare him with Trump, Biden has sense of how you use a staff, that a president can’t do everything himself,” Kumar said. “Biden has a press secretary who gives regular briefings. He knows you hold a news conference when you have something to say, in particular a victory. They have an idea of how to use this time, early in the administration when people are paying attention, and how valuable that is.” The new president had taken questions 39 times, according to Kumar’s research, though usually just one or two shouted inquiries from a group of reporters known as the press pool at the end of an event in the White House's State Dining Room or Oval Office. Those exchanges can at times be clunky, with the cacophony of shouts or the whir of the blades of the presidential helicopter idling on the South Lawn making it difficult to have a meaningful exchange. “Press conferences are critical to informing the American people and holding an administration accountable to the public,” said Associated Press reporter Zeke Miller, president of the White House Correspondents' Association. “As it has with prior presidents, the WHCA continues to call on President Biden to hold formal press conferences with regularity.” White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Friday defended the president's accessibility to the media and suggested that a news conference was likely by the end of March. “I would say that his focus is on getting recovery and relief to the American people and he looks forward to continuing to engage with all of you and to other members of the media who aren’t here today,” Psaki said. “And we’ll look forward to letting you know, as soon as that press conference is set.” The president’s first address to a joint session of Congress — not technically a State of the Union address but a speech that typically has just as much pomp — is also tentatively planned for the end of March, aides have said. However, the format of the address is uncertain due to the pandemic. The president has received high marks for two major scripted addresses, his inaugural address and his speech marking the 500,000th death to COVID-19. Having overcome a childhood stutter, Biden has long enjoyed interplay with reporters and has defied aides’ requests to ignore questions from the press. Famously long-winded, Biden has been prone to gaffes throughout his long political career and, as president, has occasionally struggled with off-the-cuff remarks. His use of the phrase “Neanderthal thinking” this week to describe the decision by the governors of Texas and Mississippi to lift mask mandates dominated a new cycle and drew ire from Republicans. That created the type of distraction his aides have tried to avoid and, in a pandemic silver lining, were largely able to dodge during the campaign because the virus kept Biden home for months and limited the potential for public mistakes. Firmly pledging his belief in freedom of the press, Biden has rebuked his predecessor’s incendiary rhetoric toward the media, including Trump's references to reporters as “the enemy of the people.” Biden restored the daily press briefing, which had gone extinct under Trump, opening a window into the workings of the White House. His staff has also fanned out over cable news to promote the COVID-19 relief bill. And while Biden’s own Twitter account, in a sharp break from Trump’s social media habits, usually offers rote postings, his chief of staff Ron Klain has become a frequent tweeter, using the platform to amplify messages and critique opponents. Delaying the news conference and joint address also, symbolically, have kept open the first chapter of Biden's presidency and perhaps extended his honeymoon. His approval rating stood at 60% in a poll released Friday from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Tobe Berkovitz, a professor at Boston University’s college of communications, said Biden’s “rope-a-dope” strategy was right for the moment. “Presidential press conferences are not on the top of the agenda for Americans who are worried about COVID and the economic disaster that has befallen so many families,” he said. ___ Lemire reported from New York. Jonathan Lemire And Alexandra Jaffe, The Associated Press
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Cherilynn Castleman, managing partner and executive coach at CGI is a sales coach and internationally renowned sales expert Cherilynn Castleman Cherilynn Castleman, managing partner and executive coach at CGI is a sales coach and internationally renowned sales expert Washington, DC, March 05, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The world of sales is an ever-changing industry at the best of times. Forecasting, analyzing and exploring new trends is a key part of any sales role, but throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, we have seen things change at a never-before-seen pace. One sales expert has taken the events of the last year and compiled it into a new book, sharing how we can turn a disastrous year into lessons and strategies. Cherilynn Castleman, managing partner and executive coach at CGI is a sales coach and internationally renowned sales expert. She also currently serves as the chief learning officer for Sistas In Sales, the first national organization that serves women of color in professional sales careers. Specializing in teaching clients how to develop effective growth strategies and market models to increase productivity and revenue, the Minnesota born professional has more than 20 years of enterprise C-level selling and relationship experience. The purpose of her training is to equip professionals and small business leaders to solve tough sales, while also teaching them about leadership and culture challenges. Castleman initially started out in a career in social work, but quickly realized that she needed sales skills to secure program funding. To refine her skills, she took a job selling life insurance door-to-door and quickly realized she had a real talent. Her success in the sales space snowballed and created numerous opportunities for advancement, eventually progressing to sales manager, vice president and general manager. In her general manager role, she oversaw profit-and-loss responsibilities and closed multi-million dollar deals in Asia, Central and South America, Europe and the United States. She has helped Fortune 500 clients scale to over $240 million in revenue as a global sales executive, and worked with clients including Johnson & Johnson, Salesforce, Pinterest, T-Mobile and LinkedIn. Now living in Washington, D.C, Castleman can be found cycling, kayaking, practicing yoga, and spending time with her two adult daughters and their families in her spare time. One of her most recent bonding activities with her daughter, Jálynn Castleman-Smith, was writing her book “What’s in the C.A.R.D.S.?: 5 Post-Pandemic Sales Strategies”. We may be turning a corner in regards to the pandemic, but as the economy continues to recover from a global recession, modern consumers have come to expect more out of their salespeople. Castleman’s forthcoming book aims to break down the lessons that have come out of the last year, highlighting that in 2021 and beyond, leading sales with empathy is key. At the core of the book’s lessons are five crucial competencies that salespeople need to leverage lived experiences and “everyday superpowers to create authentic connections, strengthen client relationships and drive exponential revenue growth”. The book has been praised by sales experts and CEOs alike for its innovative, memorable and masterful approach to sales. CEO of Urban Affairs Coalition Sharmain Matlock-Turner praised the book for its “simple yet powerful, hands-on techniques coupled with easy to remember lessons”, also excelling at reminding readers of the importance of “winning the hearts and minds of your clients”. Fortune 100 global speaker Christopher Kai described Castleman as a “true jedi master at sales strategy”, while Enterprise Cloud executive advisor Kuran Williams highlighted that the book is “relevant not just to sales professionals but to anyone who needs the keys to success”. Essentially, “What’s in the C.A.R.D.S.?” is about adaptability, flexibility and versatility, and “taking the sour lemons of 2020 and turning them into the best lemonade 2021 has to offer”. No matter what background readers are from, what challenges they may have faced or any obstacles, Castleman’s book intends to be a one-stop-shop for anyone who has lived experiences that they can channel into success. Contrary to popular belief, she argues that episodes of adversity and loss are not liabilities or permanent setbacks, but rather powerful assets to be utilized for unrivalled sales success. “What’s in the C.A.R.D.S.?: 5 Post-Pandemic Sales Strategies”, is due to be published February 18 2021. 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UVC led strip manufacturer SunTechLeds.com has come up with new products related to UVC led applications. UVC Led Strip Manufacturer SunTechLeds.com UVC led strip manufacturer SunTechLeds.com has come up with new products related to UVC led applications. Shenzhen, China, March 05, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UVC Led strips are increasingly being adopted for sterilization and disinfection applications due to which UVC led based products are witnessing a sharp rise in demand. SunTechLeds.com is a company that focuses on building a quality range of UVC led products and it has become one of the most recognized names in this sector. When it comes to UVC Led Strip manufacturers and suppliers, SunTechLeds.com has the resources to handle the supply of all UVC LED orders globally. UVC Radiation: UVC is one of the three invisible rays of the sun (others being ultraviolet A and ultraviolet B). 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Former Mexican President Vicente Fox said on Friday he expected Congress to pass its new law to legalize cannabis next week, a move that would effectively create one of the world's largest weed markets. The bill, backed by the administration of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, would mark a major shift in a country bedeviled for years by violence between feuding drug cartels. Fox, a director at Colombian-Canadian Khiron Life Sciences which focuses on cannabis for medical use, has been a long-standing advocate for the decriminalization of marijuana in Mexico.
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Over the February break there was an important symbol put in place at St. Francis School in Prince Albert. Maintenance from the Prince Albert Catholic School Division placed a handcrafted cross in the school's gymnasium. The cross was crafted by St. Francis Principal Richard Rapin's brother. It was the last stage of a large renovation beginning in 2019 when a flood swept through the school. “In the middle of the summer, we knew we needed a cross at that particular time to finish off our gym because it is the largest gathering place in our school,” Richard said. The other parts of the renovation included painting and new flooring. The gymnasium is currently in use as the place for physical education classes. The gymnasium serves as much more than just a place for sports. It acts as a gathering place for important events at the school including events such as liturgies, Grade 8 farewells and other milestones. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, that is not possible but when the pandemic is over, staff and students will once again gather in the space to celebrate together. “So we wanted a special cross for our gym and I approached my brother Phil who has made a number of them in Saskatoon and I asked him if he would be willing to build a cross for our gym and he said absolutely,” Richard said. “He phoned me a couple weeks later and I drove up to Saskatoon. I picked it up and our school division maintenance department mounted it on the wall. It sits there today and will be a permanent symbol in our school for decades to come.” He explained that there is a cross in every room in the school and this large cross suits the size of the gymnasium. This particular cross is nearly six feet tall and placed in a place of prominence next to both the stage and a Prayer of St. Francis, the Patron Saint of the school. “It really is a symbol that grabs every person's eye when they walk into the gymnasium,” he said. Phil Rapin has constructed a number of crosses located across Saskatoon where he is also employed as a teacher in the Catholic School system. Richard mused that when he enters buildings in Saskatoon he often wonders if his brother crafted the cross. The brothers are both originally from Prince Albert. Richard explained that once the COVID-19 pandemic is behind us, there will be a celebration of the cross overlooked by the Parish Priest for St. Francis. Richard explained that his brother did not craft and donate the cross for any type of recognition. “A cross is a tremendously important symbol in our Catholic faith, there is no getting around that and to have a cross in our school that is so visible is such a powerful symbol in our building,” Richard said. The cross was crafted by Phil from wood and steel with a design that he found on the Internet. He describes himself as a craftsman rather than an artist. He explained that he took the design and used a computer-driven steel cutting machine and cut the shape. The size of the design was too large for the machine and had to be done in two steps and welded together based on the original. He then polished the piece, cleaned it up, laminated a large piece of wood and traced and cut the wood. Phil explained that when he saw the design he was immediately struck by the beauty of it. The original intent was to have a cross that was lit from the back, similar to another one that he has constructed. Phil explained that the design represents more of a risen Jesus Christ as opposed to the crucified Jesus Christ. “It's just a different interpretation or look,” Phil said. The cross was donated so as to not create extra paperwork and because it promoted what the Catholic faith stands for. The piece is about itself rather, than who constructed it. Director of education Lorel Trumier detailed the cross to the regular board of education meeting on Monday and was proud to have it in a school in the division. “To get a cross made with that size and with that level of craftsmanship and carpentry it's really a gift to our Catholic education community at St. Francis,” Trumier said. Michael Oleksyn, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Prince Albert Daily Herald
A technical committee of experts in Mexico gave a unanimous favorable opinion Friday on approving the Covaxin vaccine made by the Indian pharmaceutical company Bharat Biotech. The report by the committee for new molecules will be sent to the federal medical safety commission's approval board, which usually follows such recommendations. The interim results from the vaccine manufacturer’s late stage trials shows its COVID-19 vaccine to be about 81% effective in preventing illness from the coronavirus.
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BOSTON — Brad Marchand had two goals and an assist, and the Boston Bruins responded to a head shot from Capitals forward Tom Wilson with a three-goal second period to beat Washington 5-1 on Friday night. Two days after Alex Ovechkin slashed Trent Frederic in the groin, the game again took an ugly turn when Wilson smashed Brandon Carlo’s head into the glass with 90 seconds left in the first period. Both Frederic and Jarred Tinordi fought Wilson in the game, but the real revenge was the scoring. Frederic scored Boston’s second goal — the first after Wilson’s hit — and Patrice Bergeron had a goal and an assist for Boston. Nick Ritchie also scored, and Jaroslav Halak stopped 31 shots. Nicklas Backstrom recorded his 700th career assist, setting up Jakub Vrana to spoil the shutout bid with six minutes left in the game. Vitek Vanacek stopped 14 of the 18 shots he faced before he was pulled with 4:17 left in the second period and the Capitals trailing 4-0; Ilya Samsonov made six saves on seven shots the rest of the way. Carlo went down late in the first period after Wilson went hands-high to his head in the corner behind the Boston net. Carlo absorbed a cross-check from Vrana on his way to the ice and remained there for several minutes. The music went silent in the empty arena, and the Bruins bench could be heard cussing out Wilson. When Carlo finally got to his skates, the only noise was his teammates banging their sticks against the boards. No penalty was called. When the teams came out for the second period, Bergeron skated over to Wilson as he stretched out and spoke to him. Ovechkin skated by to monitor the situation, as did an official. Players began shoving each other after the next whistle, and Brenden Dillon was sent off for roughing in a transparent make-up call. With about six minutes gone in the period, Tinordi and Wilson dropped their gloves. Thirty seconds later, Frederic deflected a pass right past Vanecek to make it 2-0. Midway through the period, Bergeron converted on a pass from Pastrnak to make it 3-0. With five minutes to go in the second, Matt Grzelcyk sent a cross-ice pass to Marchand, who was perched at the side of the net to easily shove the puck in and make it 4-0. David Krecji connected with Ritchie cross-ice with about a minute gone in the third made it 5-0, and then Frederic and Wilson went at it off the ensuing faceoff. Frederic picked up a minor for instigating and a 10-minute misconduct. UP NEXT Washington: Visits Philadelphia on Sunday night. Boston: Hosts New Jersey on Sunday night. ___ More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/hub/nhl and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Jimmy Golen, The Associated Press
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