‘House M.D.,’ ‘Monk’ actor John Berg dead at 58

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ VAN NUYS – Television character actor John Berg, who appeared in shows such as “House M.D.” and “Monk,” was found dead in his Van Nuys home, authorities said today. The body of the 58-year-old actor was discovered shortly before 1 p.m. Sunday in the residence in the 6500 block of Nagle Avenue, said Capt. Ed Winter of the coroner’s office. The cause of death was not immediately disclosed. An autopsy was pending. Authorities went to the actor’s residence on a “welfare check” call, Winter said. Berg has also appeared on shows such as “NCIS,” “The Practice,” “Boston Legal” and “Law & Order.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Five takeaways: Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians previews 49ers visit

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Here are the highlights from Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians’ conference call Wednesday with Bay Area media to preview Sunday’s game against the 49ers at Raymond James Stadium.Arians is back in the NFL after he stepped down as the Arizona Cardinals head coach in 2017, citing health issues. In five years in the desert, Arians had a 50-30-1 record and two playoff appearances.“It’s been clearly enjoyable,” Arians said. “I think back to my last game in Arizona and where I …last_img read more

Hurry Up Offense and Controlling the Clock

first_img 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 Now I am fascinated by football. I am spending more time watching games (both college and professional), and I am reading and studying to understand how championship teams are built—and sustained over time.Football is an excellent metaphor for the great game of business and sales. One of the variables I have noticed that is under appreciated is time.Hurry UpThe hurry up offense some teams prefer gives them a distinct competitive advantage by depriving their opponent of looking at their formation and making adjustments. In the terms of an OODA loop (Observe, Orient, Decide, and Act), the offense is depriving the defense of the opportunity to observe and orient because the fast tempo is eliminating the time.But there is something else about the hurry up offense: it compresses the time it takes to score. It provides speed to result. Like the psychological advantage gained by depriving the defense of making adjustments, scoring very quickly has to provide the additional competitive advantage of feeling like a loss of control, an inability to stop your opponent.In business, we tend to underestimate tempo. The word “hustle,” which causes some people to chafe due to the negative connotation of a “hustler” being one who takes advantage of another, really means to do your work with haste and pull results forward in time. There is every reason in business to produce better results faster. But like all things, there is another side.Slowing DownThere are other times when a team tries to slow things down, to control the tempo, to deprive your opponent of the opportunity to play offense. When this is the strategy, the offense does everything it can to take time off the clock, letting the play clock run down, keeping the ball on the ground and inbound to manage time. A team that doesn’t have the ball cannot put up points.Brent Adamson of CEB Gartner has shared research that suggests that of the total time a company spends considering a buying decision, about 18% of that time is spent with salespeople. If that’s an average, then half of the companies spend more than 18% and half spend less than that number with salespeople (which makes sense, especially if their sample included both transactional and strategic opportunities). CEB’s research suggested this time was often split between 3 different sales organizations, begging the question, “What percentage did you command?”Assuming all things being equal when it comes to sales abilities, more time with the people making decisions is better than less time. If you are commanding and controlling the time, you are likely depriving your competitors of time with your dream client.Time is too important a variable to ignore, and you can find a competitive advantage in managing the clock.last_img read more

Akshay posts video for students facing exam stress

first_imgMumbai, May 3 (PTI) Actor Akshay Kumar has shared a video message with students going through exam stress where he has advised them against bottling up their emotions.The 49-year-old actor, who will receive the National Award for best actor for his performance in “Rustom” today, took to Twitter to share an anecdote from his childhood in an almost five-minute-long clip.Akshay said he owes the prestigious award to his parents and remembered how supportive they were when he scored poorly in his exams.”My father sat me down and calmly asked me what I wanted to do. I told him I was interested in sports. As time passed, I got into martial arts after sports, which was followed by modelling and acting.”I feel if that day my parents had not supported me, winning the National Award would seem like a distant dream,” he said.Akshay also urged the parents to take more interest in their childrens lives and treat mental illness like any other medical issue.He implored the youth “not to take life lightly” and understand its value.”Dont bottle up your emotions. Share them with your near and dear ones. Suicide is no solution to end stress,” Akshay added. PTI RDS BKlast_img read more

Premier slams Opposition in defense of Throne Speech

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciaes, 10 Mar 2015 – Before debate ended on the Throne Speech, the Premier Rufus Ewing got to weigh in on the variety of comments about his government’s agenda as recited by the Governor last Thursday in the formal re-opening of the House of Assembly. The Premier labeled comments from the PDM as narrow-minded.“That the three members on the other side, who are either myopic or temporary blind, Mr. Speaker, who are unable to see that this throne Speech contains so many of the policy objectives from a priority perspective of the Government.”The country’s leader also defended the charge that his government is only now focusing on Civil Servants.“I heard a number of persons say it is election year coming up and we are just paying attention to the Civil Servants… Mr. Speaker, $9 million dollars is not an easy thing to find, and when you can just put $9 million to one particular area, but one very important area, Mr. Speaker.”And the Premier aimed to explain his administration’s spending. “That some people say is ours, or not ours we have the obligation as a country to pay it and we are paying it off Mr. Speaker come February 2016 that will be a done deal, and we will be able to then put even more resources to the people’s agenda, paying for educational services, paying for social services, putting money into infrastructure: roads, bridges and drains and everything else, Mr. Speaker.” Related Items:house of assembly, opposition, premier rufus ewing, throne speech TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Minister of Works puts government buildings reconstruction post hurricanes at $8.6m Budget cuts hurt, but necessary says TCI Deputy Premier in parliamentary debate on hurricane funds Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for youlast_img read more

27 dead a dozen missing in Dominica after hurricane Maria

first_img Related Items:#HurricaneMaria, #magneticmedianews, Dominica Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Former PNP Election candidate and businessman calls for swifter reconstruction for Capital, Grand Turk FortisTCI announces bid to hike electricity bills, cites record $42m response to hurricanes as destabilizing Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Dominica, September 28, 2017 – The report coming out of #Dominica is heartbreaking, harrowing in the aftermath of #HurricaneMaria as we now learn that 27 people died during the then Category 5 storm, and dozens more are still missing.    While aid is coming, it is reportedly slow in arriving to the island home to 71,000 people which has been savagely ripped to bits.One BBC report said relief supplies are having to be dropped from helicopters to residents in the Capital of the country, Soufriere, because access is near impossible on the ground.    It is said 80% of the country’s structures were flattened in the storm; the island is in ruins.    Schools are destroyed, telecommunications is cut off and the island’s main hospital was without power; it is unclear if there is yet to be electricity there.A curfew is in effect for Dominica and PM Roosevelt Skerrit, who is trying desperately to find outside help for his people has labeled the challenge left by the September 18 storm, ‘humungous’.#MagneticMediaNews New, stringent posture on illegal construction makes fines, personal demolition and possible deportation legal says PDM Minister, law now passed Recommended for youlast_img read more

Trial underway for man accused of killing 4 from San Diego

first_imgTrial underway for man accused of killing 4 from San Diego AP, FacebookTwitter Posted: January 7, 2019 AP Updated: 1:42 PM FILE – In this May 19, 2015, file photo,, Charles “Chase” Merritt, (John Gibbins/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP, Pool)SAN BERNARDINO, CA (AP) —Opening statements are underway in the trial of a Southern California man accused of beating a family of four to death with a sledgehammer and burying them in the desert.Prosecutors made opening statements Monday in the trial of 61-year-old Charles “Chase” Merritt in San Bernardino.Defense attorneys also made statements to defend Merritt and will continue addressing the jury in the afternoon.Merritt is charged with killing his business associate Joseph McStay; McStay’s wife, Summer; and their 3- and 4-year-old sons.The McStay family disappeared from their San Diego County home in 2010. Three years later, their bodies were found in a remote desert location more than 100 miles (160 kilometers) away in San Bernardino County. Categories: Local San Diego News January 7, 2019last_img read more