Exercise in a combine?

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest With all the bending, lifting, and repetitive moves that farming demands, the career can exact a toll on a person’s body — young or old.Pain might seem unavoidable, the inevitable cost of cultivating the land. However, there are ways to prevent long- and short-term injuries, in part through exercises that can be done while sitting in a tractor or a combine.More exercise?“When you’ve already worked 14 hours a day, you don’t want to work out. But there is a way to fit some exercises and stretching into your routine without having to go to the gym,” said Laura Akgerman, disability services coordinator for Ohio AgrAbility.The program, which is offered by The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), offers free assessments for people with disabilities, to help determine which kinds of assistive technology they might need.When farmers sit idle in a tractor or other vehicle, they can use that time to stretch, just like people who work in offices can do from their desks, Akgerman said.Attendees to this year’s Farm Science Review, set for Sept. 17–19, can find out more about this at the annual farm trade show, sponsored by CFAES, near London, Ohio. At FSR, AgrAbility staff are offering 11 a.m. daily sessions featuring tips on exercising and preventing injury. An occupational therapist and an exercise coordinator will be leading the sessions and answering questions.“You don’t have to wear workout clothes. These exercises you can do in jeans and boots,” Akgerman said.The routine will include stretches to reduce the odds that peoples’ backs, necks, and knees will rebel at the end of a long day on the farm. Participants will discover what they can do to support their backs and necks, and they’ll learn effective ways to carry, push, or pull equipment so they don’t suffer pain later on.Not surprising to anyone who has worked on a farm, “a lot of farmers have back pain,” Akgerman said.“If you have limited range of motion or it really hurts to do something, we’re going to show you how to modify not only the exercise you do, but how you do the work as well, to show you how you can use your body differently,” she said.AgrAbility’s offerings at FSR will also include an exhibit of a garage/farm shop designed to accommodate a wheelchair. Visitors can also test out barn doors that open like automatic garage doors, and they can see an Action Trackchair, an all-terrain wheelchair, as well as an automated lift that allows someone in a wheelchair to get into a truck or other vehicle.“All of these are about increasing independence and easing the strenuous aspects of farming,” Akgerman said.last_img read more

Sales Is a Noble Profession

first_imgPeople resist sales. They resist the idea of selling.Many believe the old, well-deserved, negative connotation salespeople earned decades ago is still true today, even though nothing could be further than the truth. Bad salespeople still exist, but most of the bad behaviors are rarer now than ever. Prospects, with more power than ever, easily dismiss the self-oriented, pushy approach that was once commonplace.Let’s look at sales through a different lens, one that more accurately represents what it is salespeople do.The Development of RelationshipsWhere do clients come from? Who develops the relationships of trust while creating the kind of value that results in new opportunities? Who does the yeoman’s work of prospecting and building relationships where none previously existed? What could be more important that developing the commercial relationships that result in strangers becoming clients?What is more noble than developing and deepening relationships? What else might you do that allows you to be at the forefront of solving real business problems and creating value for people who need your help?The money you ask for is what clients exchange so that your company can dedicate and apply the resources necessary to solve their problems. Paying is noble, too.Responsibility for the Strategic Outcome of Client AcquisitionClient acquisition isn’t what you might believe it to be. It isn’t about quotas, even though that is one way we measure success. The bigger–and more important–outcome of client acquisition is strategic.Who are your dream clients? For whom do we create the most value, and which of these prospective clients would believe that value is strategic enough that they are willing to pay for it? Who have we chosen to ignore, knowing that no matter what we may do they will not perceive the value we create?Salespeople are the sharp end of the spear when it comes to executing the company’s strategy.Business Growth, Client Growth, and Customer RetentionCompanies grow larger when one or more of these three things are true: 1). They are acquiring new clients at a rate faster than they churn clients, 2). They are selling more to their existing clients, and 3). They are raising their prices enough to result in increasing revenue.Salespeople acquire those new clients. Much of the time, salespeople create the new opportunities that result in new opportunities within their existing clients. Almost invariably, the sales force is the one to communicate a price increase, and they are always responsible for creating and winning new opportunities after prices have been raised, no matter what.By helping their clients grow, salespeople help their company grow. They also retain those clients, ensuring they get first dibs on new opportunities, often opportunities the salesperson creates by showing up with a new, value-creating idea.Sales isn’t something you do to someone. It’s something you do for and with someone. It’s a noble profession.Maybe it’s time to look at sales through a different lens. 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 Nowlast_img read more

Simeone braced for difficult match against Sporting

first_imgAtletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone is braced for a challenging time against Sporting Lisbon for the return leg of their Europa League tieThe two sides previously met at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano last week for the first leg with Atletico capitalising on two mistakes from the visitors to seal a 2-0 win.Heading into the second leg at Sporting’s Estadio Jose Alvalade, Simeone acknowledges the challenge that the Portuguese side will pose for them.“We’re going to face a team that will give it their all and will count on the support of their fans,” said the Argentine, according to the club website.Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“We’ll have to seize control of the match.”The Atletico coach revealed his admiration for his counterpart Jorge Jesus and knows the kind threat the Sporting coach can give his side.“[Jesus] is an important and intelligent coach. He’s going to do everything he can to try and turn this tie around,” said Simeone.The 47 year-old knows that Atletico were fortunate in the first leg: “They’re a very competitive team. They suffered an early goal in the Wanda Metropolitano and in the end of the match, they had chances to score,” he continued. “It’ll be a tough and intense match.”last_img read more

Dzagoev Croatia are upset they have to play Russia

first_imgRussia midfielder Alan Dzagoev believes that their quarter-final opponents Croatia will be rueing their luck in having to face them on SaturdayThe tournament hosts have performed above expectations this summer and last weekend’s victory over Spain proved that they could be in with a real chance of reaching the final.Standing in there way is Croatia, who have also exceeded prior expectations and are widely being viewed as the favourites to reach the semi-finals on Saturday with midfield star duo Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic in the team.But Dzyuba, who scored a first-half penalty against Spain last Sunday, thinks that it is Croatia who are worried.“Everything depends on the opponent,” said the 28-year-old, according to SportsMax.ScotlandScotland needs a hero: Billy Dodds Manuel R. Medina – September 10, 2019 According to former striker, Billy Dodds his country needs a hero to inspire future generations as the team’s hope to qualify to the EURO 2020 is small.“Spain can take control over any team, so we could not play in any other way.”He added: “Closer to the match against Croatia, Cherchesov will tell us how to play. I hope we’ll prove that we can play football in the upcoming match.“I think Croatia are upset that they will play against us because we are the host nation.“The whole of Russia will be supporting us. I hope we don’t disappoint our fans.”Russia and Croatia will meet at the Fisht Olympic Stadium on Saturday at 20:00 (GMT +2).last_img read more

Tijuana resources stretched and thousands more expected to arrive

first_img KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- Tijuana braces for the arrival of thousand of people from the caravan, which has their resources stretched.KUSI’s Ed Lenderman reports from the US-Mexico border. Tijuana resources stretched and thousands more expected to arrive KUSI Newsroom, Posted: November 16, 2018 November 16, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News, Trending FacebookTwitterlast_img read more