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Francesco Totti set to snub Leicester to make America move

first_imgLeicester City target Francesco Totti is on the verge of completing a move to NASL side New York Cosmos, according to reports in Italy.The Roma icon is out of contract at the end of the season and manager Luciano Spalletti has given no indication that he wants to keep the Italian veteran on next season.talkSPORT told you last month that Claudio Ranieri had attempted to make contact with his compatriot to offer him a one-year deal at the King Power next season.However, the 39-year-old is understood to be favouring a move to the States and has been in contact with the New York Cosmos, according to Sky Italia.Should Totti opt to sign for the Cosmos, he would bring to an end a 24-year career with Roma. Francesco Totti in action for Roma 1last_img

MUSIC: STEPHEN DOHERTY’S COUNTRY CORNER

first_imgHello and welcome back to the Country Corner, it’s lovely to get a wee break but im back and raring to go!Country Music NewsJohnny Brady – is the name to take Irish Country Music by Storm in 2012. Johnny is a singer/songwriter from Randalstown in Co.Antrim. He has been involved in the live music industry for almost 20 years, and during this time he has had the honour of working with a host of well-known musicians and performers.Johnny has a close family connection with the mighty Castleblaney legend Big Tom. Johnny has released a few singles at the moment and his brand new single entitled My Mother, My Teacher my friend is from his forth-coming Cd out in the next month – 12 songs on it – 6 orignal penned songs on the CD.– check out johnny’s brand new website – http://www.johnny-brady.co.uk – “Here Comes Johnny”Lisa Mc Hugh – has just released her brand new single entitled In The Glow Of The Light  this is an original song written by Joe McShane, James Thacker and Margo O’Donnell, the 2nd single from her new CD– Dreams Come To Life – which will be released very soon on the rosette records label.Simon Donegan from Derry has just released his first CD entitled – That’s My Way – 12 tracks on this great  cd from Irish Country to American Country simon has an original song on the cd called The Nights of The Summertime penned by galway singer and songwriter David Maguire – Simon has picked some lovely songs on the new Cd – Simon recorded it with Joe Mc Namee in Ashford Studios in Feeney – joe is regarded as one of the top musicians in Ireland and he plays in the Patrick Feeney Band. Dominic Kirwan from Omagh in Co.Tyrone has just released his Brand New Cd – entitled – Lord I Hope This Day Is Good – 18 beautiful Gospel and Inspirational Songs on this CD songs include God’s Plan, How Great Thou Art, The Old Rugged Cross, Lean On Me and Top Of The World – Don’t forget Dominic is on RTE Late Late Show this evening – Fri 23rd March , don’t forget check out dominic’s website – http://dominickirwan.com/John Mc Nicholl has just released his brand new single – Even Cowgirl Gets The Blues, this was a popular song from his new Cd Its Your Love so he decided to release the Song along with the Bonus Track – Play The Jukebox penned by Fermanagh man Eamon Mc Philomey . The single is being released to coincide with John’s imminent tour with the talented American country artist Georgette Jones, daughter of Tammy Wynette & George Jones, two giants of American Country Music. Quick SnipetsMalcolm Fisher from Ramelton has released his brand new single with his good friend Pius Doherty – called I Walk the Line Revisted also Trevor Loughrey Orignally from Ramelton has just released his new single called My Bride To Be an original song. Shauna Mc Stravock from Ardboe has just released her brand new single called  It only hurts when I laugh. Joe Moore from Dungiven has just released his brand new single called – Bandy, The Rodeo Clown.Sadness as a great songwriter passes away – read the article https://www.donegaldaily.com/2012/03/23/daniels-sadness-at-death-of-donegal-irish-music-legend/ In the next few weeks we have got brand new singles from Nathan Carter, Derek Ryan, Jason Mc Gilligan and few othersDancing DatesFri 23rd MarchJosies Country Tavern – Letterkenny Jimmy Buckley & BandFri 23rd MarchThe Melon Country Hotel – OmaghRobert Mizzell & BandSat 24th MarcThe Riverclub – CastlefinNathan Carter & BandSat 24th MarchThe Ryandale – MoyJohn Mc Nicholl & BandSat 24th MarchAllingham Arms Hotel – BundoranDeclan Nerney & BandMon 26th MarchBushtown House Hotel – ColeraineDeclan Nerney & BandCongrulations to Irish Country Music Star Mike Denver and the bride to be Liz Gannon on there forth-coming wedding.The 32-year-old got down on one knee earlier this month when the couple were on holidays in the US.Mike said: “It was time at this stage. We were out in Las Vegas on holidays and I asked Liz to marry me. “It was half planned – I planned it in my head for a while.“Liz is a great girl and we have been together for eight years and more now so it was the right time. Im sure all Mike’s fans wish them well in the future life together.info@donegaldaily.com –You can also check out my website which is www.keepitcountryradioshow.co.uk for all the latest in Irish Country MusicUntil the Next Time – Keep It CountryMUSIC: STEPHEN DOHERTY’S COUNTRY CORNER was last modified: March 23rd, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:MUSIC: STEPHEN DOHERTY’S COUNTRY CORNERlast_img read more

What California really needs now is the Gipper

first_imgThe special election that is fast approaching could determine the political and economic future of California for decades to come. Billions of dollars of overspending might be saved if only some modicum of control could be fastened to the runaway California legislative bodies driven by special interests. In short, the stakes are as high as they get, and one might expect that one of the biggest players at the table, the governor of California, would be in the thick of it. Well, guess again. Arnold Schwarzenegger was chosen governor of California because the electorate of the Golden State was apparently taken beyond the saturation point of reckless government spending. Under former Gov. Gray Davis, spending increased 40 percent over a four-year period and turned a budget surplus into a recall-instigating budget deficit. Arnold entered office with fanfare, glamour and half of the Kennedy family by his side, which has to go down as one of the biggest political non sequiturs in the annals of American culture. But his honeymoon period could be measured on the Paris Hilton or Ashlee Simpson scale of longevity of that same American culture. To understand how far Arnold Schwarzenegger has fallen just before a critically important state election, consider that the powers that be have deemed it necessary for him not even to take a supporting role in promoting his own propositions, but, instead, to be relegated to the cutting-room floor. Can you imagine in another time and another setting Ed Meese or Michael Deaver telling Ronald Reagan that he shouldn’t be seen in political campaign ads because he would be a detriment to the cause? Not likely. That’s because, even though Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ronald Reagan were both actors and governors with names that include some of the same letters, there’s just no comparison between the two. Reagan may have been from Hollywood, but he wasn’t !ital!of!off! Hollywood. He was always that same irrepressible and optimistic kid from the Midwest. Reagan’s Hollywood of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s was no less wild than Hollywood is today. Then, as now, there were temptations galore – chemical abuse, alcohol abuse, sexual promiscuity and general debauchery. There just weren’t 250 television shows that trafficked in celebrity dirt to make everyone’s nasty little secrets part of the public sphere. Despite the glamour and the temptations of Hollywood in its golden era, Reagan never bought into them. He could have; he worked alongside Errol Flynn, after all. But Reagan maintained his Middle America values and even nurtured them as he matured politically. His first wife left him, not the other way around. His second marriage lasted six decades, and he had a deep, if unchurched, faith in God – apparent as more of the writings in his own hand come to light. Schwarzenegger is almost a mirror image. He is European and has a much different relationship with America and its people. He seized the opportunity he found in the United States and made a career out of nothing but a little charm and one hell of a body. I’m not belittling his success story. It is admirable, but it is a different kind of success. So much of it is on the outside, and people, especially voters in the upcoming special election, are beginning to see it. Reagan pulled up to the electorate in his father’s LaSalle with a pink carnation in a box. Schwarzenegger squealed into the driveway in a red Lamborghini and honked for the girl to come out. Reagan didn’t wear his religion on his sleeve, but he believed passionately in a God-centered universe. Arnold, a professed Roman Catholic, is indifferent to gay marriage and supportive of “abortion rights.” And when it came his turn to partake in the wild nocturnal rituals of fortune and fame in Hollywood, by all accounts, Arnold drank deeply and often. Now, in the political fight of his life, Schwarzenegger is on the ropes. Unions and other special interests have fought back with a vengeance, using millions of dollars of their members’ money, and they have brought Arnold to his knees. Even in the midst of the Iran-Contra scandal, arguably the lowest ebb of the Reagan presidency, Reagan was still the best weapon in the Republican quiver. Hell, he’s still the most formidable name in the Republican Party, and, from the looks of things, will continue to be well beyond the second Hillary Clinton administration. We may not be talking about the Evil Empire here or the deployment of Pershing II nuclear missiles, but we are talking about the future of this state and political arguments that Reagan would have recognized. Who doubts Reagan would have argued convincingly that Proposition 75 gives back to workers what was rightfully theirs in the first place, or that Proposition 76 is a valuable constraint on government overspending? Arnold has made these same claims, but they have fallen on deaf ears. The propositions are in trouble because Schwarzenegger has failed to make his case. And the consequence is that we not only find ourselves pining over the Ronald Reagan-size hole in our political universe, but the loss of a once fiscally stable California. Robert Brennan, a columnist and a correspondent for the National Catholic Register, lives in Van Nuys. 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ANOTHER FATAL CRASH ON THE A5

first_imgTHERE has been another fatal crash on the A5 outside Strabane.Five people have been taken to hospital – where it’s understood two people have died.Latest details are on Derry Daily website: http://www.derrydaily.net/2014/01/08/serious-road-crash-appeal-to-attend-altnagelvin-ae-only-if-absolutely-necessary/  ANOTHER FATAL CRASH ON THE A5 was last modified: January 8th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ANOTHER FATAL CRASH ON THE A5last_img read more

DDTV: ARRANMORE RNLI CREW ON ALL-NIGHT CALL TO STRANDED YACHT

first_imgDDTV: Arranmore RNLI lifeboat crew had a long call out to a 30ft yacht in trouble off Gola Island.The pagers went off just after 2am with the lifeboat crew not returning home until nearly 8am. The lifeboat crew along with their colleagues from Bunbeg Coast Guard were called out to assist a 30 ft yacht with two people on board when it dragged its anchor and got stuck on rocks off Gola Island.Click play to watch the scene.DDTV: ARRANMORE RNLI CREW ON ALL-NIGHT CALL TO STRANDED YACHT was last modified: August 17th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:arranmoreBunbeag Coast Guardgola islandLifeboatRNLIvideolast_img read more

EPA: Glyphosate Safe, Not Carcinogenic

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Todd NeeleyDTN Staff ReporterOMAHA (DTN) — The EPA continues to find no human health risks associated with the use of glyphosate and the herbicide is not a carcinogen, the agency said in its latest review.However, the agency did acknowledge glyphosate poses some ecological risks.“While the agency did not identify public health risks in the 2017 human health risk assessment, the 2017 ecological assessment did identify ecological risks,” EPA said in a news release.“To address these risks, EPA is proposing management measures to help farmers target pesticide sprays on the intended pest, protect pollinators, and reduce the problem of weeds becoming resistant to glyphosate.”Agricultural crops genetically engineered to withstand glyphosate have greatly expanded the use of the chemistry since 1996. Glyphosate also is used in forestry, urban, lawn and garden applications. Bayer also had glyphosate in its portfolio before acquiring Monsanto.That broad use has drawn worldwide attention to the herbicide and to its safety.Though glyphosate was developed by Monsanto, it is off-patent and sold by many agriculture companies as one of the most widely used herbicides in the world. It came to market in 1974 under Monsanto’s Roundup label for control of perennial and annual weeds in non-crop and industrial areas. In 2018, California regulators failed in an attempt to label glyphosate products as “known to cause cancer.”At the end of March, a California jury awarded $80 million to a man with non-Hodgkin lymphoma who had used glyphosate at an animal refuge for nearly 30 years. Last year, another jury in the state awarded $287 million to a groundskeeper with cancer who used the chemical. In all, there are 11,200 lawsuits aimed at glyphosate.Earlier in April, Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development banned the import of glyphosate after a series of legal defeats for Bayer in U.S. civil lawsuits alleging the weed killer caused cancer.In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, a World Health Organization agency, concluded glyphosate was “probably carcinogenic.”IARC came under fire as a result of its broad declarations about what is carcinogenic in detailed summary reports known as monographs. The agency, for instance, drew scorn in 2015 for a monograph classifying processed red meats such as bacon as carcinogenic.The IARC’s glyphosate finding set off a series of reactions. The EPA released and retracted a report refuting the IARC’s conclusion in 2015.At the end of December 2017, EPA announced in its draft risk assessment of glyphosate that the herbicide is not likely to be carcinogenic to humans.At the end of November 2017, the European Union approved a five-year extension of glyphosate’s use.On Tuesday, EPA said its latest conclusions are consistent with the conclusions of science reviews by other countries and other federal agencies.EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said in the news release the agency will take additional steps to assure glyphosate’s safety.“Today’s proposed action includes new management measures that will help farmers use glyphosate in the most effective and efficient way possible, including pollinator protections,” he said. “We look forward to input from farmers and other stakeholders to ensure that the draft management measures are workable, realistic and effective.”U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue said glyphosate is an important tool for farmers.“If we are going to feed 10 billion people by 2050, we are going to need all the tools at our disposal, which includes the use the glyphosate,” he said in a statement. “USDA applauds EPA’s proposed registration decision as it is science-based and consistent with the findings of other regulatory authorities that glyphosate does not pose a carcinogenic hazard to humans.”Once the EPA publishes a public notice in the Federal Register on the review, it will be subject to public comment for 60 days.Read EPA’s proposed interim decision here: https://www.epa.gov/…Todd Neeley can be reached at todd.neeley@dtn.comFollow him on Twitter @toddneeleyDTN(AG/CZ)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more

“Taj” GC1A91Y GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – January 17, 2010

first_img SharePrint Related”First Germany” GC77 GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – April 4, 2011April 4, 2011In “Community””Down the Rabbit Hole” GCXQ5C GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – December 28, 2010December 27, 2010In “Community””Manuel Antonio National Park Geocache” GCJ7WN GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – June 27, 2011June 28, 2011In “Community” View from near “Taj” GC1A91YGeocaching doesn’t have to take a vacation when you’re on vacation. There are more than 1.2 million geocaches around the world, including “Taj” (GC1A91Y) on the doorstep of the crown jewel of Indian architecture.More than 200 geocachers visiting the Taj Mahal have logged a smiley on this cache.The difficulty 1.5, terrain one cache was hidden back in 2008. You need to do your homework to log a “found it” on this cache though. GPS receivers are not allowed past security. The cache owner, mapadula, suggests reading the hint on the page before beginning your treasure hunt.Geocachers from all over the world have logged GC1A91Y: from the Czech Republic to the United Kingdom to Canada.The cache container near the Taj MahalContinue your exploration with some of the most engaging geocaches from around the world. Explore all the Geocaches of the Week on our blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.com.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

AirPlaying Hurricane Sandy: How One Cord Cutter Fared

first_img5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout My brother and his family live in a part of Massachusetts that was affected by the storm, albeit not as seriously as New Jersey. Using FaceTime, I called his iPhone from my iPad and propped the tablet up in front of the TV, to which the video chat screen was being AirPlayed. This allowed us all to sit on the couch and have a conversation with my brother and his wife while our adorable three-year-old niece played hide-and-go-seek with herself in the background. Yes, we could have easily called them on the phone the old-fashioned way, but video chat allowed us to see their faces and interact with them – difference that’s all the more meaningful when you’re locked inside and stressing about possible storm damage. Tablet-Based Entertainment Without CableWhen the call was over, it took about five seconds and a few gestures to switch back to whatever streaming video we felt like watching. It wasn’t just breaking news and social media feeds, either. When my family needed a break from pictures of devastation, Hulu Plus, Netflix and a host of other video content apps were at the ready with virtually unlimited hours of mindless entertainment, including recent episodes of current TV shows. No cable bill required. I happened to be using Apple products to do all of this, but the same could be done with various combinations of tablets, smartphones and platforms like Google TV, Roku or Boxee. In my case, Apple’s famed ease-of-use came in handy, since I had plenty of work to do upstairs and had to hand off the iPad to less tech-savvy members of my family. The iOS interface can actually end up being easier to understand and use than many TV remote controls. We lucked out and the power stayed on. If it had gone out, at least some of the highest-priority communication and information-seeking tasks we needed to do still could have been accomplished from our smartphones. For as long as the batteries – and cellular networks – lasted.    john paul titlow Related Posts 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Miraculously, my block in northern Philadelphia was spared from Hurricane Sandy’s worst. As word of nearby power outages spread on Twitter, I was certain I’d wake up to a dark, powerless house on Tuesday. Fortunately for my mother – a last minute refugee from South Jersey who breathes with the aid of an oxygen machine – that didn’t happen. It also allowed us to stay up to date with the latest news, tweets, all of the Instagram photos and video footage of Sandy’s wrath. Throughout the experience, not once did I regret not having a cable TV subscription. For the 48 hours that my mother and sister were hunkered down with a friend and me in my Philadelphia row house, we used my iPad and other mobile devices to stay in touch with the outside world. Combined with the Apple TV and its AirPlay feature, it completely eliminated the need for cable or even a broadcast antenna. As cord cutters, we felt totally plugged in. Philadelphia’s local ABC affiliate streams news broadcasts for free through its iPad app, which allowed us to tune into the kinds of dispatches that only a local broadcast news team can deliver during a natural disaster. Still, it is 2012 and that format very much has its limits. While local newscasters diligently surveyed storm damage at the Jersey shore, other news was breaking live on Twitter, much of it accompanied by photos and video footage. Flooded Manhattan streets. The Con-Ed plant explosion. New York’s pitch-black skyline. All of it was unfolding on Twitter in real-time, as news now does.Hashtags like #hurricanesandy and #sandyinphilly made it easy to break the firehose down into geographic chunks. And it was all displayed on my 46-inch HDTV for everyone to see. Of course, we had to be careful about trusting unverified sources and read tweets with a healthy dose of skepticism. Searching For Crucial Details Online During severe weather, our information needs often extend beyond the scope of what local broadcast news or even free-flowing social media can meet. Sometimes, we need to know very specific things that newscasters may or may not get around to talking about. Is the Garden State Parkway closed? Are the roads leading to my mother’s apartment complex flooded? With emergency hotlines jammed, the best source for details like that is often the Internet. Some counties publish up-to-date information on their own websites. More often, they rely on social networks to get the word out. In far too many cases, the only place to get updates from local government is through reports published by newspapers, whose websites can vary wildly in terms quality and how frequently they’re updated. Hunting for those granular details can seem like a wild goose chase, but searching the Web on a big screen – with other people – is more effective and more satisfyingthan sitting, staring and waiting for a news anchor to tell you the specific thing you need to know. Connecting With Family Over FaceTime And SkypeFor people holed up indoors during a storm, video chat offers a new and comforting way to connect with loved ones in other areas. And using FaceTime on the iPad and beaming it to a television via AirPlay makes it easier for groups of people to do this without crowding around somebody’s laptop. The same is true of Skype or whatever your video chat app of choice happens to be. Tags:#airplay#Apple TV#cord-cutting#hurricane sandy#iPad#television 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

Premiere Pro: Interface and Navigation Shortcuts

first_imgQuickly navigate Premiere Pro with these essential shortcuts. Being ‘shortcut savvy’ is the best way to speed up your video editing.Interface and navigation shortcuts are worth learning, as they will save you a bit of time. Keeping your fingers on the keyboard as much as possible will make you a faster video editor.  In this post, I’ll share a few Premiere Pro shortcuts that optimize my video editing process.Select WindowThere are 9 shortcuts for selecting the various windows in Premiere Pro. Memorize these or make your own shortcuts.So, say you have a custom layout and you don’t see the Media Browser. Just press Shift + 8 to bring it up, instead of going to the Window Menu.Toggle Source/Program Monitor FocusSelect the Source or Program monitor with one mouse click. I use a custom shortcut (F2) instead of Shift + 1 or +2, as it is one key and quicker.I always try to use one key shortcuts for toggles when possible.Navigation with the Number PadYou can quickly move to a specific timecode or plus/minus frames using the number pad. This works in the Source Monitor, Program Monitor/Timeline (just make sure you have the desired window selected).To move a specific number of frames:  type + or – and number of frames on the number pad. To move to a specific timecode: simply type the number on the number pad. For instance, 3 is 3 frames, 3. is 3 seconds. Let me show you how it’s done:Zoom to SequenceThe shortcut to zoom in and out of your Premiere Pro timeline is /. You can map it for those coming from FCP or Media Composer.It works as a toggle, so if you are zoomed in and press /, it will zoom out so you can see the whole sequence. Press it again and you zoom back in. Very handy.Arrow Keys and JKLCombine the arrow keys with the reverse/stop/play functionality of the JKL keys:Step Back: Left ArrowStep Forward: Right ArrowStep Backward 5 frames: Shift + Left arrowStep Forward 5 frames: Shift + Right arrowGo to Previous Edit Point: Up ArrowGo to Next Edit Point: Down ArrowIf you’re unfamiliar with using the JKL keys for controlling playback see our previous blog post here.Scroll Wheel and Modifier KeysCommand or Control coupled with the middle scroll wheel works like the Hand Tool (for all of you Photoshop users out there). This is handy when you are zoomed into the timeline and want to see another part of the timeline without zooming out.Option or Alt combined with the middle scroll wheel zooms in or out (this is the same functionality as using the – or = keys).Marking & Playing ClipsThe easiest way to mark clips in Premiere Pro is with a shortcut:Mark Selection: /Mark Clip: XClear in and Out: Option + XPlay In to Out: Option + KPlay Around: Shift + K Play Around simply plays the area in the timeline around where the playhead is placed. Where it starts playing is determined by the Playback Preference. I set mine to 3 seconds for Preroll & Postroll. It starts 3 seconds before and goes to 3 seconds after the playhead.Additionally, I generally turn on Looping with Play In to Out or Play Around. This is useful for fine tuning your edits.last_img read more

Why Your Contacts Are Territorial About Your Relationship

first_img Free Webinar Series! Create a culture of value creation. Signup for this free webinar! In three, short, power-packed webinars, you will learn what you need to do to create a culture of value creators who create and win new opportunities. Download Now There is a reason your contacts sometimes don’t want to allow you to develop relationships with contacts in other parts of their business. There are also reasons they sometimes don’t want you to develop relationships with the people north of them on the organizational chart. It isn’t always pretty, and it isn’t usually easy to find your way out of a territorial relationship.Crossing BoundariesYou’ve developed a nice relationship with a contact inside your dream client. You’ve spent time with them, you understand their needs, and your opportunity is progressing nicely. But moving your opportunity forward requires that you engage stakeholders from another part of the company. Maybe you need the IT department to approve the technology piece of your solution. Or maybe you need finance or purchasing to acquire budget. Without bringing in the stakeholders you need, your opportunity is dead on arrival. But your contact doesn’t want to give you access.And why not? Is it that she’s a control freak bent on taking the credit for the solution to work her way up the corporate ladder? Probably not.Your contact may fear losing control of the solution. She might fear that by allowing you to bring in other stakeholders, her peers will radically transform your solution. And her fears are completely rational; she’s may know or have experience that suggests that another group’s needs conflict with hers. Or maybe your contact has had the unfortunate experience of having finance or purchasing negotiate a deal that destroyed the value the opportunity would have created. But sometimes it’s something else.Maybe your contact really doesn’t want to lose her relationship with you. She might fear that as soon as she allows you access to the C-suite, that you’ll no longer focus on helping her with her needs. Once you find your way up, you’ll forget how you got there, start serving the leadership team, ignoring here, and make her job even tougher.These are legitimate and real concerns. The only way to move successfully past these concerns is to get them out on the table. You can’t resolve concerns unless and until you know what they are. You might have to say something like, “I feel that you have some concerns about bringing other people into this process. How can we do that and still address your concerns.”It’s about trust. Just acknowledging that the concerns exist and are real is sometimes enough to break out of the box.QuestionsDo you have contacts that refuse to let you develop relationships with contacts from other departments?What do you with contacts that won’t let you access people north of them on the organizational chart? What do you do when you need authority and executive support?Can your contacts trust you to maintain the relationships they’ve built with you when they allow you to bring in other, sometimes more powerful, contacts from within their company?last_img read more