(661) 267-5744160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2A 15-year-old boy in Marentes’ van who was seated in the right front passenger seat suffered major injuries and was taken by helicopter to UCLA Medical Center. Marentes suffered minor injuries and also was taken to UCLA Medical Center. A 14-year-old boy had minor injuries and was treated at the scene. Two other boys, both 15, were not injured. CHP officers said the occupants of the van were wearing their seat belts. They are believed to be related. [email protected] LITTLEROCK – A 61-year-old Palmdale motorcyclist was killed and three others injured when he ran a stop sign and collided with a van containing five people, including four teenage boys, authorities said. The motorcyclist, whose name was not released pending notification of his family, was killed in the 6 p.m. crash Monday at Mount Emma and Cheseboro roads. The motorcyclist was riding a 1980 Kawasaki and heading west on Mount Emma Road when he went through the stop sign and crashed into the passenger side of a 1995 Ford E-150 van driven by Felix Marentes, 46, of Palmdale, the California Highway Patrol reported. The motorcyclist, who was wearing a helmet, was thrown from his bike.
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 In response to the Hustler’s Playbook, Family Guy writes: “A hustler doesn’t have a family that wants him home for dinner.” By providing this comment, Family Guy reveals his excuse: I would hustle, but then I wouldn’t be home for dinner with my family. That excuse provides the psychological air cover that Family Guy needs to feel good about his decision to not hustle, and he believes that he occupies the moral high ground.Let’s try a few more. How about, “My competitors have lower prices than my company.” This excuse provides cover for losing opportunities and failing to win profitable business. Knowing this is true, why should you put forth the effort to identify and nurture prospects with business challenges great enough that they are willing to invest more to produce a better result? Why bother working to create enough value to make you worth paying more?Let’s look at these, “My territory sucks. My commission structure sucks. My company’s policies suck. My manager sucks. I am being micromanaged. The economy is still too soft.” There are a lot of derivatives of excuses built on the idea that if it weren’t for some external factor you would perform better. This excuse provides a blanket excuse for all sorts of poor performance.Your excuses do a brilliant job serving you in one specific way: they provide you with the psychological air cover you need to absolve yourself of your responsibilities. But that is the limit of the value excuses provide.Your excuse does nothing to help you produce better results. It does nothing to improve your performance. Even your best excuse doesn’t really absolve you of your responsibility to succeed.The human mind is a magnificent thing. It is endowed with the ability to rationalize away uncomfortable truths so that you can lower your expectations and still live with yourself. But that same mind has unlimited resourcefulness, imagination, and the ability to create solutions for any obstacle it focuses on for some period of time.How do your excuses serve you? read more
More than 5,000 measles deaths in DR Congo this year — WHO South Korea to suspend 25% of coal plants to fight pollution Bosh is assured the remaining $25.3 million salary for 2017-18 and $26.8 million salary for 2018-19, but a major amount of that is covered by insurance and the deal will likely remove Bosh from the Heat salary cap when a new collective bargaining deal begins on July 1.READ: Chris Bosh: ‘My health is great. I’m feeling good’ Bosh has been urged to retire but insists he has hope of finding a treatment plan that would allow him to return and play in the future.Over 893 career games in 13 NBA seasons, seven with Toronto Raptors and six with Miami, Bosh has averaged 19.2 points and 8.5 rebounds. He averaged 19.1 points and 7.4 rebounds over 53 games for the Heat in the 2015-16 campaign before blood clots cut short his season.Without him, the Heat went 41-41 last season, edged by Chicago on a tie-breaker for the last Eastern Conference playoff berth.ADVERTISEMENT Bosh, 33, failed a pre-season physical and missed this past season. He has not played since February 2016 because of blood clot issues, but he remained on the roster and cut into Miami’s salary cap funds as legal and medical issues were considered.READ: NBA: Bosh career with Heat likely over — team chief FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingBosh has a five-year contract worth $118 million that runs through the 2018-19 season.Lawyers and agents for both the Heat and Bosh are reviewing terms of the separation agreement before signing, ESPN reported. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES ‘Coming Home For Christmas’ is the holiday movie you’ve been waiting for, here’s why Lakers win 9th straight, hold off Pelicans 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 Agassi ‘good for Djokovic and tennis’, says Murray SEA Games: PH beats Indonesia, enters gold medal round in polo MOST READ FILE – In this Feb. 3, 2016, file photo, Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh (1) reacts to a call during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks, in Dallas. Bosh was dealing with more than one blood clot earlier this year, and said Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, that he felt written off when Miami Heat team doctors advised him that the situation would likely be career-ending.(AP Photo/LM Otero, File)Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat, divided on whether or not the 11-time All-Star forward can keep playing after blood clots, have reached a tentative deal to part ways, ESPN reported Wednesday.Talks that included the NBA players union brought a final end to the “Big Three” era in Miami that saw LeBron James, now with reigning NBA champion Cleveland, and Dwyane Wade, now at Chicago, combine with Bosh to bring the Heat two titles and two other finals appearances in four seasons.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Vhong Navarro’s romantic posts spark speculations he’s marrying longtime GF Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments read more
Last Updated Oct 16, 2018 by Jeanette BrownFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail Faculty define a business school. Their research, teaching, mentorship, and influence have tremendous impact on the experience students have while there and often the careers they pursue once they graduate. From the curriculum they shape to the initiatives and centers they help run, faculty are vital. And it certainly never hurts when those faculty are also Nobel Prize winners.This year, professors at two leading business schools were recognized with the 2018 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences: Paul Romer at NYU Stern School of Business and William Nordhaus of Yale School of Management (SOM).Nobel Prize Winners in EconomicsAt first glance, Romer and Nordhaus might seem unrelated. Romer has spent his career focusing on the nature of economic growth, seeking to answer the burning question, “Why do economies grow and how?” Nordhaus’ work, on the other hand, dives deep into the economic costs of environmental damage in an effort to gauge how much society would be willing to pay to avert climate change. And yet both men have been hailed by Sveriges Riksbank, which awards the economics prize, as individuals known for “integrating innovation and climate with economic growth,” The Economist reports. They have also both influenced the way other economists think about critically important and complex systems.Paul RomerPaul Romer joined NYU Stern in 2010. Currently on leave, Romer is best known for founding the NYU Stern Urbanization Project in 2011, which conducts applied research on how policymakers in the developing world can use city growth to create economic opportunity and enact social reform.Romer also directed NYU’s Marron Institute of Urban Management, focused on improving how we understand cities. The goal is to work with civic innovators to make cities safer, healthier, more mobile, and more inclusive.In economics, Romer is known for developing the “endogenous growth model” and other approaches for spurring the market to generate new ideas. These models are based on the belief that the pace of growth and ways in which ideas are translated into growth depends on factors such as state support for research and development of intellectual-property protections. Hailed as a critical step toward understanding patterns of economic growth across the globe, his models highlight that the creation and spread of ideas is necessary for growth, but not alone adequate for initiating it.In awarding Romer with the Nobel Price in Economics Sciences, the Swedish Academy cited his influence on “integrating technological innovations into long-run macroeconomic analysis.” (NYU Stern News)William NordhausPhotography ©Mara Lavitt October 8, 2018 Evans Hall, Yale School of Management, 165 Whitney Ave. New Haven Yale University press conference presenting William Nordhaus, the Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale University. Nordhaus was awarded the 2018 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.Yale SOM Professor William Nordhaus has significantly impacted the teaching of economics at the school. A few years ago, he chaired the Yale Carbon Task Force, which looked at the market price of carbon-related products to determine the need for a market correction due to over-consumption or potential externalities. In particular, the task force delved into questions about distributing costs through organizations, tax effects of corrections, and connectivity problems and solutions.As a professor, Nordhaus is best known for connecting people with important issues. He asks tough questions that make economics more accessible for everyday people and policymakers.In economics specifically, he is best known for tackling complex systems surrounding climate change. His research has examined the economic costs of environmental damage and how much society would be willing to pay to avert them. As part of his work, he has combined mathematical descriptions of emissions with integrated assessment models, allowing him to project the impact of different global carbon emissions trajectories on global temperatures.In awarding him the Nobel Prize in Economics, the Swedish Academy praised his work for “integrating climate change into long-run macroeconomic analysis.” (Yale SOM News)Changing the Face of EconomicsIn the end, there’s no denying that both Romer and Nordhaus have blazed new trails in economics and humanity. Their names are synonymous with grappling with global issues we can’t afford not to understand.This article on Nobel Prize winners has been edited and republished with permissions from Clear Admit. read more