Alyssa Valdez to focus on playing for Creamline in 2018

first_imgRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals View comments Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone “Next year, I’m planning to focus on Creamline,” she said. “Just this year, I really travelled a lot and (Creamline) supported me throughout, especially on my national team stint. They really sacrificed a lot for me, and I think I really have to focus on my team.”But Valdez isn’t closing her doors if an opportunity knocks once again.“Still, I’m open to any opportunity that might come my way,” she said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “In Thailand, I honestly didn’t get to play a lot. It’s a different level of play and there were lots of good players there,” she shared.“This time in Taiwan, I was given a chance to play, but it’s a different setup. It’s a really different experience because I needed to do a different adjustment in Taipei. It was more on communicating because of the language barrier, aside from the system of playing in Chinese Taipei. But there are a lot of talented players in Taiwan who can play internationally.”Valdez is also glad to have showcased her talent in Taiwan.“They (Taiwanese) have been telling me that the situation of volleyball in Taiwan and the Philippines are the same in that they are also trying to show people that they have something with volleyball. I hope that volleyball can also be big there like it is here,” she said.For 2018, however, Valdez is committed to staying at home as she is set to return to Creamline in the Premier Volleyball League.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBOCAUE — Alyssa Valdez may be making a name for herself overseas, but she wouldn’t miss spending Christmas back home for the world.“Christmas in the Philippines is unique. I really would not exchange anything for experiencing Christmas here,” said Valdez, who flew to Manila from Taiwan on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT The volleyball superstar took a short reprieve from her obligations with Attack Line in Taiwan, to spend the holidays at home.She even watched her boyfriend Kiefer Ravena play for NLEX on Monday before she goes back to Taiwan on Tuesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAlthough it was just quick break, Valdez said her brief stay was worth it.The 24-year-old said she’s thankful for the experience playing overseas after seeing action for 3BB Nakornnont in Thailand and Attack Line in Taiwan. Jarencio vocal on return to Tigers but ‘no response’ from UST yet OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

President Pardons 7 Prisoners

first_imgBy MUHAMMED S. BAHPresident Adama Barrow on Monday 20 August 2018 pardoned seven prisoners.Amongst the pardoned, four are said to be Gambian Nationals, two Senegalese and one Norwegian, this information was confirmed by the Ministry of Justice through a press release. The categories of the prisoners was not clearly specified, however efforts have been made to reach to the prisons Spokesperson Superintendent Modou Lamin Ceesay to disclose the categories of these prisoners.Mr. Ceesay said these prisoners were charged with break-in, stealing, indecency and assault, and also infanticide.“None of these prisoners were convicted with murder,” the Spokesperson disclosed.The release stated that “The general public is hereby informed that His Excellency Mr. Adama Barrow), exercised his powers of prerogative of mercy and granted pardon to the following convicted prisoners”.Sulaiman Bah, Registration No. 102/17, GambianAlieu Njie, Registration No. 200/17, SenegaleseFallou Ceesay, Registration No. 265/14, SenegaleseGibbrill Fall, Registration No. 233/15, GambianMatarr Touray, Rdgistration No. 35/156, GambianMatarr Sowe, Registration No. 06/18, GambianSvein Agesandakar, Registration No. 408/12, Norwegian“DONE THIS 20TH DAY OF AUGUST 2018″ the release concludedlast_img read more

2 SLAs that Inside Sales Teams Must Establish NOW

first_imgInter-team dependencies regarding inbound lead follow up create a need for internal SLAs — or Service Level Agreements. In order for your sales operation to function, managers need to be as rigid about enforcing the SLAs with prospects as they would be for SLAs with customers who are up and running.Here are two very important inside sales SLAs to consider: Response time for inbound leadsThe specific response time will depend on the type of lead – certainly there will be inbound leads with a higher priority than others in terms of response time. For instance, those leads who request information about buying the product should have a faster response rate than those who are downloading a whitepaper off our website. HOWEVER — set an SLA for each type of lead. For example: A lead with X lead source should have a follow up action within X hours. Your Lead Qualifiers need to know what response time is expected of them, otherwise what you will get is a classic case of cherry picking — or only tending to those leads who show the most immediate promise. Without an SLA, many leads will fall through the cracks.2.  Response time for Qualified Opportunities passed along to Account ExecutivesIf you have two separately functioning roles — Lead Qualifiers and Account Executives — your AEs need to have rules set in place as to their required follow up time with a qualified opportunity that has been passed along to them. For instance, if a Lead Qualifier has taken a lead from an unqualified lead to a qualified opportunity and is making an introduction between the decision maker and the Account Executive, the AE must reach out and make a point of contact within X hours — that would most likely be an email greeting, as the Lead Qualifier hopefully set up a next step call/demo in both parties’ calendars.So how should you get the ball rolling with implementing SLAs asap?Step 1: Determine all of your “front of funnel” SLAsStep 2: Put the SLAs in writing (in your CRM and in your Sales Training Handbook), and explain to your sales team in person what the SLAs are, and why they existStep 3: Create metrics for the sales team in regards to the SLAs, hold all sales team members accountable, and discuss the progress on a weekly basisRule of thumb: All leads should be tended to within 24 hours. Beyond the 24 hour rule — the sooner the better. The time requirement for the SLA will depend on the capacity of your sales organization.If you find that your Lead Qualifiers and/or Account Executives are not able to follow the SLAs, it can probably be pinpointed to one or more of these three reasons:Your SLAs are unrealisticYour team is over capacityYour Lead Qualifiers/AEs are not managing their time efficientlyIn order for your expansion stage sales function to scale, it will be critical to determine proper SLAs, and for your entire team to be committed.What other internal SLAs has your team established? Do you have any suggested SLAs for Sales to Account Management and/or Finance? AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more