Braille Institute van to visit locally

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Boating classes to start in January NEWHALL – Flotilla 43 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer two boating classes to the public beginning in January. “Coastal Navigation” will be offered from 7:30 to 9:30 Tuesdays, with the basic course beginning Jan. 10 and meeting for six weeks and the advanced course beginning Feb. 21 and meeting for six weeks. “ABC’s of Boating” will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays beginning Jan. 12 and meeting for four weeks. All classes will meet at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, 23233 Lyons Ave., Newhall. For information or to register for a course, call the auxiliary at (661) 259-7201 or (661) 268-0143. Nonprofits class set for January 10 CANYON COUNTRY – A workshop for nonprofit groups will focus on how to “Get Organized for the New Year” from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 10 at the Santa Clarita Valley Resource Center in the city Activities Center, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Barbara Ricketts, president of LifeStyle Management Associates, will present the workshop. Those who attend will learn about time management, organizing an office and setting priorities. The cost of the workshop is $20 and reservations are required. For information or reservations, call (661) 250-3720 or e-mail info@scvrc.org. Sign-ups to begin at counseling site VALENCIA – St. Francis Counseling Center is offering three new six-week group sessions beginning in January, along with one ongoing session. An Assertive Group will help people learn to communicate to improve personal and professional relationships. This group will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Jan. 10. An Honoring Your Anger Group will help people develop better self-control and express their anger appropriately. This group will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays beginning Jan. 9. A Navigating Adolescence Group will help teens handle peer pressure, communicate effectively and set healthy boundaries and will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Jan. 11. The cost for each six-week group session is $30 per week or $150 for the entire session. An ongoing Dual Diagnosis Group will meet from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays to help people who are chemically dependent and who are affected by emotional and mental illness. All of these groups will meet at the counseling center, 25050 Avenue Kearny, Suite 101, Valencia. To register for one of the sessions, call the center at (661) 294-2880. Author Badr set to sign her books VALENCIA – Local author Jocelyne Badr will sign copies of her book “Alter Idem” from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Valencia Library, 23743 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Set in 19th-century Italy, the book is classified as historical fiction and is loosely based upon Badr’s background. Born in Beirut, Lebanon, Badr was educated in a French Catholic school before coming to the United States in 1987. For information, call (661) 259-8942. 23-week Judaism course planned CANYON COUNTRY – “Introduction to Judaism,” a 23-week course covering Jewish history, life cycle, holidays, belief and practice, will meet from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Jan. 11 at Congregation Beth Shalom, 21430 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. The course is designed for those interested in conversion or those of Christian or Jewish background who want to understand Judaism at its most basic level. It is free and open to the public. For information, call Rabbi Steve Conn at (661) 254-2411. Weste to speak on environment VALENCIA – The Sierra Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12 in the upper classroom at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 24901 Orchard Village Road, Valencia. The guest speaker will be Santa Clarita Mayor Laurene Weste, who will speak on the “State of the Environment in Santa Clarita.” For information, call Dave Morrow at (661) 254-5245. Senior trips loom for races, casino SANTA CLARITA – The Trips & Tours Department at the Senior Center is offering two day trips next month. A trip to the Santa Anita racetrack will depart at 10:30 a.m. and return about 6:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at a cost of $25. A trip to the Eagle Mountain Casino in Porterville will depart at 8:30 a.m. and return about 6:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at a cost of $30. To register for either trip, call (661) 259-9444, Ext. 111. Mall, hospital join in walk program VALENCIA – Westfield Valencia Town Center mall and Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital have teamed up to provide a mall-walking program for 2006. The mall will be open to walkers from 7 to 10 a.m. daily. Goal-setting is involved in the walking program, and all participants will receive a free pedometer to track their miles. Awards will be given out at this year’s Run For the Health of It 5K Run/Walk held in October at Newhall Memorial. A speaker program will be held at 9 a.m. in the community room at the mall the second Tuesday of each month. The Jan. 10 speaker will be Beth Jenkins, a licensed social worker. For information, call David Sell at (661) 253-8017. Cancer support group at hospital VALENCIA – I Can Cope, an American Cancer Society educational series and support group for cancer patients, caregivers, family and friends, meets twice a month at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, 23845 McBean Parkway, Valencia. The next meeting will be at noon Jan. 10 in Room 1 of the hospital’s foundation building. Oncologist Alexander Black will discuss “Managing the Effects of Illness and Treatment.” For information, call the cancer society at (661) 298-0886, Option 3. Sign-ups continue for kids’ volleyball VALENCIA – Registration continues for the United States Youth Volleyball League’s spring season. The Valencia program will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays and 9 to 10 a.m. Saturdays at Valencia Valley Elementary School. The Saugus program will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and 9 to 10 a.m. Saturdays at Central Park. The eight weeks of volleyball will focus on serving, hitting, setting and spiking as well as the fundamentals of volleyball, including teamwork, sportsmanship and having fun. “Every Child Plays” is the motto of USYVL, which allows kids without prior experience to learn and enjoy the sport. For information on registration and volunteer positions, visit the group’s Web site at www.USYVL.org or call (888) 988-7985. – Daily News 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEWHALL – The Mobile Solutions Van from the Braille Institute will be available for the visually impaired from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 5 at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. The Braille Institute van offers a variety of services for the visually impaired without the time or trouble of visiting the Braille Institute in Los Angeles. Services include the sale of assisting devices, library services registration, resource referrals and more. To meet with a low-vision consultant, make an appointment through the Visually Impaired Assistance Service at the Senior Center by calling John Taylor at (661) 259-9444. Lessons, dance on tap at center NEWHALL – USA Dance Inc., Ventura County Chapter No. 4022, will hold a series of dances in the Santa Clarita Valley. The first dance will be held Jan. 6 at the senior center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. A dance lesson will be offered at 7 p.m. followed by a dance from 8 to 10:30 p.m. For information, e-mail a.greycloud@dock.net. last_img read more

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Giants hitting coach Alonzo Powell discusses offense’s struggles, adjusting to AT&T Park

first_imgST. LOUIS–There were days when the Giants’ offense looked like it was destined for improvement.After the club finished dead last in the major leagues in home runs and 29th in runs scored a season ago, the Giants showed early signs that things may be different this year.Brandon Belt was poised for a career year. Brandon Crawford was the best hitter in the National League for a six-week stretch. High-profile offseason acquisitions Andrew McCutchen and Evan Longoria started to turn their seasons …last_img read more

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Coach Your Salespeople to Be Their Best (A Note to the Sales Manager)

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now You need to coach your team to deliver its very best performance. Sometimes you are going to have an all-star team, a team that sets records and exceeds anyone’s expectations—even their own. Sometimes you will have a team with less talent than you need, and sometimes you will have a team that is a little better than average.Your job is to coach your team to the best performance that team is capable of. This means you coach each individual to deliver the best performance they are capable of producing.Their Best Is Their BestIt is important to remember that you want the best performance you can possibly get from each of your salespeople.Some of your salespeople will be capable of far more than they deliver, and you are going to have to push them to give you the performance they are capable of delivering. They’re better than most even when they are coasting so they never break a sweat.Others will have little natural ability but will work like the devil to put up numbers. They don’t need pushed; they need help getting the skills and the situational knowledge.You coach each individual to deliver their best performance, remembering that their best performance isn’t the same as another salesperson’s best performance.Turning In Your Best PerformanceFrom quarter to quarter, from year to year, you and your team have to turn in the best performance that you possibly can.Some years, you may set records because that was what your team was capable of producing. Other years you won’t produce record sales, but you still may turn in the best performance possible from the team you fielded. You might even have a year where your group of underdogs misses setting the record, but puts forth the effort that makes them your all-time favorite sales team for outperforming everyone’s expectations.This post isn’t about making excuses for losses or missed quarters (or Heaven forbid, missed years). What it is about instead is the fundamental idea that you coach each of your players to deliver their best performance, and by doing so, you deliver the best performance that team was capable of producing. That is your job as a sales manager and coach. And if you do that much, things will turn out better than you expected.QuestionsHow do you coach each individual to deliver their best performance?How do you give each of your salespeople what they need in order to give you their best performance?How does coaching each individual rep help you to deliver your best performance as their manager-coach?Can you deliver your best performance as a manager-coach if some of your team members don’t? How do you get them to understand their role on the team?last_img read more

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Google adds handy playable podcasts to search results

first_img Apple Post a comment Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Google is making it easier to search for podcasts. Joan Cros/NurPhoto via Getty Images Google’s rolling out the ability to play podcasts from our search results just days after announcing it during the I/O developer conference.Searching for a podcast brings up the latest trio of episodes and lets you play them instantly from the Google Podcasts web player on desktop or mobile. It uses the same mechanics as the Android app that came out last year, and syncs across multiple devices if you’re signed in to your Google account. The app isn’t out on iOS, but you can still use the features on an Apple device’s web browser, as highlighted by 9to5Google.The functionality works across both desktop and mobile. It’s especially useful on iOS where a dedicated Google Podcasts app is yet to be released, as 9to5Google notes. Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Tags reading • Google adds handy playable podcasts to search results Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: Zack Reneau-Wedeen, Google Podcasts’ head of product, tweeted a demonstration of the new functionality on Thursday.In March, the BBC removed its podcasts from Google’s app after concluding that the search giant’s policy of directing people looking for BBC podcasts to its own app “reduces people’s choice.”First published at 5:19 a.m. PT.Updated at 5:50 a.m. PT: Adds more detail. 1:50center_img Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? 5 tips for the new Google Podcasts app 0 Google Apple Rolling out this week you’ll be able to search for and play podcasts directly in Google Search across Android, iOS, and desktop browsers, a step toward making audio a first-class citizen across Google. pic.twitter.com/29ohC7W9z8— Zack Reneau-Wedeen (@ZackRW) May 9, 2019 Internet Services See All •last_img read more

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Body of policeman found hanging at hospital

first_imgKolkata: Mystery shrouds the death of a policeman whose body was found hanging from the ceiling of a washroom at a private hospital in Durgapur.The victim has been identified as Nirmal Kumar Das (24), who was posted at Bidhannagar. Das, who was originally a resident of Chopra in North Dinajpur, was admitted to hospital on Monday after he was suffering from fever. Some patients who were undergoing treatment at the same hospital on early Wednesday morning found the victim hanging with a piece of cloth from the ceiling of a washroom. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThey drew attention of the hospital authorities. Tension broke out among patients. The matter was immediately reported to the police. After being informed the police reached the spot and recovered the body and sent it for an autopsy at Durgapur Sub-divisional hospital. Police have collected the piece of cloth for the sake of investigation. According to the preliminary investigation, police suspect the victim might have committed suicide. The reason behind his committing suicide is yet to be confirmed by the investigating officers. They have started a probe to ascertain the exact cause of Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedthe incident. The hospital authorities have told police there was nothing unusual in his behavior after he was admitted to the hospital with some ailments. Cops are investigating if the victim had been suffering from any mental depression. The family members of the victim will also be interrogated in this connection. They are also investigating if there was any foul play behind the death of Das. The sleuths are waiting for the autopsy report which might throw some light on his death.last_img read more

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