One killed, 2 injured in shooting at Calif. Costco

first_imgOne person is dead, and two others were injured after an argument erupted inside a Costco in Southern California.Witnesses said they heard at least six shots sending shoppers racing for the exits and ducking for cover.Police swarmed the Costco after shots were reported at the huge store about 50 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles.Witnesses say that a man with a mohawk haircut was arguing with someone near a freezer section when he pulled a gun and fired at least six shots.The man involved in the argument was killed, and two other people were wounded, Corona police Lt. Jeff Edwards said.Saturday, Corona police said the victims’ conditions were unknown.The suspected gunman was apprehended, said he was injured and was taken to the hospital, Edwards said.No identities were released at this time.last_img read more

In weekend of Badger victories, women’s basketball wins season opener

first_imgThe Wisconsin women’s basketball team kicked off its 2014-2015 season with a 71-60 victory over Illinois State Sunday afternoon at the Kohl Center.In a weekend filled with Badger victories, it was time for the women’s basketball team to step up, head coach Bobbie Kelsey said.“We’re very happy with the win, it’s a nice way to start our season with the ‘W’,” Kelsey said. “After the football team did what they did, and [women’s] soccer won their [NCAA opening-round] game, everybody’s doing well, and we gotta carry our weight.”The win saw the Badgers lead by as much as 30 early in the second half, but the Redbirds wouldn’t go away.“I was really happy with our team’s fight,” Illinois State’s head coach Barb Smith said. “I was obviously not so happy we were down by 30, but the fight back, it showed a lot of character.”The Badgers carried a 34-21 lead into the locker room at halftime, behind junior guard Nicole Bauman’s seven points and five assists at the break.At the half, both teams struggled shooting the ball, with the Redbirds shooting at 26.5 percent, including 1-10 from three-point range. Wisconsin shot the ball at 34.4 percent, but made three out of their nine attempted threes.Redshirt senior Michala Johnson dropped in two buckets from the post to open the second-half scoring for the Badgers, which would mark the beginning of a 20-3 run to open the half.“Once my guards set screens for me and I come off the screens and finish strong, then I feel more comfortable finishing around the basket,” Johnson said.Johnson finished with a team-high 16 points and added seven rebounds.With the score at 42-24, Bauman took over. She drove hard to the lane and hit a layup to increase UW’s lead to 20. On the ensuing defensive position, she blocked a driving redbird, then streaked up court to find freshman Cayla McMorris on the block for an easy basket.The next possession for Wisconsin, Bauman, who finished with 14 points, drilled a three to make it 49-24. She then stole the ball and found McMorris for a three on the right wing for one of her nine assists, a career-high.McMorris drove to the paint and converted a weak-handed layup on the following possession put the Badgers up 54-24, which would be their largest lead of the game.In McMorris’ first regular-season collegiate game, she finished with 12 points and four rebounds in 23 minutes.“To start the game I had a lot of jitters, nervousness,” McMorris said. “But once I started playing, it goes away.”The young guard impressed her coach by being aggressive and taking the ball to the hoop, Kelsey said.Down by 30, Illinois State battled back. Senior Katy Winge put the Redbirds on her back, scoring 25 points on 8-18 shooting, including 20 second-half points.There wasn’t nearly enough time to mount any sort of comeback, although the last 12 minutes of play didn’t sit well with Kelsey.“I knew they weren’t gonna just be down by 30 and let us just steamroll them,” Kelsey said. “Sometimes the kids don’t really understand that they gotta keep their foot on their necks so to speak and close the game out the way we know we can.”Although Wisconsin had a significant height advantage — three of their starting five stands at over 6-foot compared to Illinois State’s tallest starter listed at 6-foot — the Badgers only out-rebounded the Redbirds by two (43-41).The game saw the return of Wisconsin redshirt senior Cassie Rochel, who sat out last season with a back injury and grabbed a medical redshirt. In her first regular-season game back, she had eight points and five rebounds in five minutes.Although the stat sheet looked similar at the final buzzer, the results were disproportional.Each team had 29 defensive rebounds, and while it seemed only a small advantage in the offensive rebounding column for UW (14-12), Wisconsin had 15 second-chance points while ISU had seven.Each team turned the ball over eight times, but Wisconsin was able to push the ball and get 15 points off of turnovers, including 12 fast break points. The Redbirds only had four points off of both turnovers and fast breaks.“It’s just a matter of being more intentional about running both ends of the floor,” Kelsey said. “So that’s what we were doing. And hitting shots.”Both teams took 66 shots, with UW making 27 (40.9 percent) and ISU sinking 23 (34.8 percent).In a tough non-conference schedule, Kelsey knows what kind of competition awaits the Badgers, and knows her team must take advantage of victories against lesser opponents.“If that wasn’t a 30-point lead game we would’ve been in trouble. We know what’s coming,” Kelsey said.“We’re playing for what’s coming, not necessarily what’s in front of us. We’re not looking ahead, but we have to shore up some areas to make sure we give ourselves the best chance to win those games as well.”last_img read more

Antonio Conte lauds Chelsea after wrapping up Premier League title at West Brom

first_img1 Chelsea manager Antonio Conte hailed his players after they wrapped up the Premier League title with a 1-0 win at West Brom.Michy Batshuayi came off the bench to hit the winner in the 82nd minute and give the Italian the championship at the first time of asking.Conte told Sky Sports 1: “I think this achievement is a great achievement for the players, for my players.“And I have to tell thanks for their commitment for their work-rate. This season they show me great attitude, great patience, great will, great desire to try to do something great in this season. “And now after this win we must be happy. We must be pleased for all this season.” Conte felt Eden Hazard and Pedro looked lethargic and wanted to inject some more life into his attack in the second half and felt vindicated with Batshuayi’s winner.He said: “I think during the game you can allow to do this change (taking Hazard and Pedro off). This moment of the game I think Hazard was a bit tired and also Pedro.“And I wanted to give more energy with Michy and Willian. I think that Michy paid me a lot with this change but it’s great for me, this is my first season. It wasn’t easy for me to arrive in England to try a different habit, a different language and also a lot of players after a bad season.“I think this win is for the players. They deserve this with great attitude, great commitment in all the season.”Conte also believes quickly adapting his team’s style of play early in the season went a long way to clinching the title.He added: “I think this decision to change our system (to three at the back) won this league because in the first part of the season we didn’t have the right balance. And when I saw after two defeats against Liverpool and Arsenal… bad defeats, not simple defeats, I knew I needed to change and find a new situation for my team.“In my mind there was this option to change and play with a 3-4-3 because I know the characteristic of Willian and Pedro – number 10. To play with only one forward and two number 10s made us more solid in our defence.” The Italian boss watched his side claim their sixth league title at the Hawthorns last_img read more

Creating an Undeniably Effective Sales Process

first_imgNo sales process is effective without fail.Unfortunately, you’re going to encounter hurdles and obstacles in the real world. A pragmatic approach will get you down the path, but the science of the sale is what will ultimately get you the deal. Improving on your sales process requires looking at the rubric being used and making alterations as needed.Professional sales people understand the concepts and requirements surrounding the sale. They recognize a prospect’s desires and safety mechanisms. However, an inexperienced salesperson is unfamiliar with the terrain and makes many mistakes, such as showing their hand too early. And they get shutdown by prospects more often than not.Knowing the science is the first step to the sale. The art aspect is learned. Watch the full video for more information on this topic.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more