Younquoi Finally Wins in Nimba District #8

first_imgNimba County District #8 Rep. Larry YounquoiIncumbent Representative of Nimba County District 8, Larry P. Younquoi has been declared the winner in the October 10 legislative election of that district.Representative Younquoi’s victory follows a recount of the vote after his main rival, businessman turned politician, Saye Miannah, was announced by authorities of the National Election Commission (NEC) as a winner earlier.Mr. Miannah in previous counting won with 19 votes more than the incumbent, but the result was challenged by Representative Younquoi for recount.The recount that took place in Saclepea on Saturday, November 4, gave Representative Younquoi 6,191 votes leading Mr. Miannah who obtained 6,174 votes; a difference of 17 votes.According to some insiders in the counting booths, Larry’s defeat as announced in the initial counting came as a result of considering some votes invalid when they were actually not.Some voters wrote the name of the candidate of their choice in the marking box, instead of using the voting signs, but poll workers considered it as invalid, which went against the incumbent lawmaker.The first round of voting gave Saye Miannah a 19 vote lead over Younquoi.Having rectified the error in the recounting not only for Younquoi, but for the rest of the candidates, the incumbent finally triumphed over his closest rival, Miannah, with 17 votes, making him the winner.Representative Younquoi’s re-election defeat attributed to him earlier had received mixed reactions.The announcement of his defeat stirred up opinions that he is very boastful and presents himself as the only educated person from the district, if not from the county in the Legislature.Others accused Younquoi of being egocentric (selfish, self-centered) to the extent that he does not help his own relatives except his biological children.Others also said during the first term of his leadership, Representative Younquoi did not advocate on their behalf to reopen their roads. That situation reportedly led most of them in the district to register in another district to vote.Those that admire Younquoi, on the other hand, said if he were defeated in the race, it would have been a great loss not only for Nimba County, but for the country, because his performance over the years classifies him as one of the  best lawmakers.Some journalists critiquing Younquoi recently said Nimba was making a grave mistake to get him out, emphasizing that it clearly manifested Nimbaians’ resolve not to get rid of competent lawmakers.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Libya Shuts Off Internet Again: This Week in Online Tyranny

first_imgLibya shuts down the Internet again. Libya shut down the Internet for a brief period in mid-February. Then again on March 3, it shut it down completely and it has remained off. This has not had what we can presume is the desired end of this action, the end of the revolt. Nor has it kept information from getting out of the country. As we’ve mentioned elsewhere, a lot of the information we get is distributed by Libyan expatriates who are in contact with protesters inside the country. Saudi Facebook protester disappeared. Faisal Ahmed Abdul-Ahadwas, believed by some of his fellow protesters to be one of the administrators of a Facebook group calling for a “Day of Rage” on March 11, has disappeared and is believed to have been murdered by Saudi security. The Facebook page has 17,000 members. The killing, if it was a killing, is a concrete example of how serious the kingdom is in saying it won’t “tolerate” protests. Zimbabwe arrests 45 for viewing Egypt protest footage and makes its first “Facebook arrest.” 45 Zimbabweans were arrested for attending a meeting called “Revolt in Egypt and Tunisia: What lessons can be learnt by Zimbabwe and Africa?” where they watched DVDs of Egypt news coverage. Zimbabwean Vikas Mavhudzi left a comment on the Facebook account of opposition politician Morgan Tsvangirai saying that the protesters in Egypt had a “unity of purpose worth emulating” and was arrested for “subverting a constitutional government.” China’s internal security budget – including online censorship – passes military. Partially in response to the uprisings in the Middle East, China has blocked many words associated with those uprisings and begun to arrest protesters and possible protesters. Most dramatically, it has also increased its internal security budget by almost 14%. They are now spending more money on keeping the reins on their people than defending the nation from outside threats. Syrian blogger dies. Karim Arbaji, who was imprisoned for publishing a poem the regime did not like, was freed from prison a year ago. Several days ago he died of a heart attack. It’s hard to imagine his time in prison did not negatively effect his health. Facebook closes account of well-known Chinese critic. Michael Anti, a highly regarded Chinese blogger, had his Facebook account shut down allegedly because he used an alias. In the meantime, the company’s CEO has started a page for his dog. I’ll repeated that. Facebook shut down an account of an important thinker in contemporary China because “Michael Anti” isn’t a real person, and they made one for a dog. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#NYT#TWiOT#web center_img curt hopkins Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Too Difficult to Close

first_imgSome people brag about having really high close rates. They close deals at 80 or 90 percent win rates. They’re proud to be “closers,” and they are especially proud of their mostly undefeated records.Other people have really low close rates. They close 15 or 20 percent of the deals they pursue. These folks wish they were closers. They’re unhappy with their close rates and with their performance.Both of these groups have a similar problem.Avoiding Deals Too Difficult to CloseYou generally find one of two things to be true when someone has a close rate in the 80 or 90 percent range.The first reason their win rate might be so high is because they only put the deals they actually win into their CRM. That’s one way to have a nice high win rate, but it’s awful for improving your performance. Not tracking your losses is like a football team that avoids watching their films after losing a game (something they never, ever do).The second reason some salespeople have high close rates is because they never compete for any deal that is difficult to win. If it’s going to be highly competitive, they bow out. If the client is going to be difficult, they refuse to compete. Even if the deal is just going to take a lot of time and effort, they avoid it.Because a deal is going to be competitive, difficult, and take time and energy is no reason to avoid competing. This is what sharpens your skills, and you will also win some of the deals (you cannot win deals for which you never compete).You might have better numbers with a 40 percent win rate than with an 80 percent win rate. Like all metrics, this one only tells part of the story.Too Difficult to WinSalespeople with low close rates struggle to win deals. Winning deals is difficult, and these salespeople haven’t yet developed the skills necessary to compete and win. For them, the opportunities they compete for are too difficult to close.These salespeople need to improve as salespeople before they can improve their win rates. They need to develop the attributes of good salespeople, and they need to learn all the necessary skills.Win rate is a single metric, but it does tell a story. Your win rate may be too high, in which case you should pursue deals that will stretch you. It may also be too low, in which case you need to focus on your growth and development. 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

Teng, Ravena aim for bigger prize in 3×3 World Cup

first_imgPagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR LATEST STORIES Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jeron Teng. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/ Joaqui FloresTwo years ago, Jeron Teng and Kiefer Ravena represented the country in the 2015 FIBA 3×3 All-Star exhibition game in Doha, Qatar.Teaming up with Nigerians Ola Adeogun and Bright Akhuetie, the team put up a show as they beat the Qatari under-18 squad.ADVERTISEMENT As talented as the team is, Teng knows that the Philippines’ chemistry will be the key against bigger and tougher foes.“We’re all here because we want to prove something. We’re the youngest team joining so we have a chip on our shoulder. We really have to get along well and play together to win,” he said.The Philippines will be playing against hosts France, Slovenia, Romania, and El Salvador in Group B from June 17 to 21.ADVERTISEMENT Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV MOST READ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blastcenter_img Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next This time, the two will lead the cavalry for the Philippines in the 2017 Fiba 3×3 World Cup.“Before, it was only an exhibition and we knew that we’re just playing one game,” recounted Ravena. “Now, we have four games to play so we have to be disciplined because we’re fighting for something.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingTeng, meanwhile, relishes the opportunity as he, along with Kobe Paras and JR Quiñahan, will be able to perform at their best with the 3×3 World Cup at stake.“The pressure helps us to be able to perform better. Kiefer and I, we go all-out when it comes to playing for the country,” he said. Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Creamline upends Perlas for fourth win View commentslast_img read more