Russian athletes to return to competition as WADA lifts doping ban

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 “We welcome WADA’s decision,” Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets was quoted by Russian news agencies as saying.“Russia confirms its adherence to the principles of clean sports competition,” she said.“Over the past years Russia has done enormous work to create transparent and understandable measures to prevent doping,” she said.She said those measures included criminal prosecution for those who force someone to take banned substances.WADA suspended RUSADA in 2015 after declaring it to be non-compliant following revelations of a vast Russian-backed scheme to avoid drug testers.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title A WADA report by Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren accused Russian authorities of running an elaborate doping programme with the full support of the Russian Ministry of Sport and the Russian secret service (FSB).WADA announced last week that it had received an internal recommendation to lift the suspension of RUSADA.The softening of WADA’s stance has triggered outrage from athletes and national anti-doping agencies around the world, who have accused WADA of caving in to pressure from the International Olympic Committee.Leading athletes signed a joint letter this week against the plan to reinstate Russia saying WADA “owe it to all clean athletes to be the guardians of clean sport”.Jim Walden, the lawyer of Russian doping whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov, led the first wave of outcries at Thursday’s decision.“WADA’s decision to reinstate Russia represents the greatest treachery against clean athletes in Olympic history,” said Walden, whose client lifted the lid on Russia’s doping scandal in 2015.RUSADA’s reinstatement could have far-reaching implications across the sports world.Most significantly, it removes a key obstacle to lifting the suspension of Russia by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), track and field’s global governing body.The IAAF has taken a hardline stance on Russian athletes since the scandal emerged, refusing to lift its ban shortly before the European Championships.The IAAF will review Russia’s status once more at its council meeting in Monaco in December. View comments Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Reedie said the decision “provides a clear timeline by which WADA must be given access to the former Moscow laboratory data and samples”.He said that if the commitment was not met, WADA would reinstate the ban on the Russian anti-doping agency.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe decision was taken at a meeting in WADA in Victoria, capital of the Indian Ocean island of Seychelles.The Russian government applauded the decision to lift RUSADA’s three-year suspension, saying it was the result of “enormous work” by Russian authorities to improve their procedures. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumcenter_img MOST READ LATEST STORIES Asia League: PH team iECO falls short against Xinjiang in Terrific 12 exit Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew FILE – In this Feb. 18, 2014 file photo, a Russian skating fan holds the country’s national flag over the Olympic rings at Adler Arena Skating Center during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Thursday lifted a ban on Russia’s anti-doping agency, paving the way for Russian athletes to return to competition across all sports.“Today, the great majority of WADA’s Executive Committee decided to reinstate RUSADA as compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code subject to strict conditions,” WADA president Craig Reedie said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taallast_img read more

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3 Things Sales Reps Wish Marketers Would Stop Doing Now

first_imgSales vs. marketing — it’s the longest established rivalry in B2B. But according to these sales reps, all could be resolved if marketers would simply stop doing three things that drive them crazy.The relationship between sales and marketing is a two-way street. And while it may be bumpy ride at times, it’s incredibly important to keep the communication flowing both ways. To help facilitate that process — and to get everything out in the open — I recently reached out to marketing experts to see what grinds their gears when it comes to working with business development reps (BDRs). Now it’s only fair that we turn the tables and letting BDRs voice their biggest marketing pet peeves. And the good news is, each and every complaint has a solution. First, let’s take a moment to set the stage: Being a BDR is a grind. Having the tenacity, drive, and confidence to pick up the phone after a bad call takes a lot. And while many of the contributing factors to a BDR’s success or failure are innate or a result of the team structure, there are external factors that impact the overall success of the team, as well. Enter: marketing. BDR teams rely on the support of marketing to move leads through the funnel, and ultimately to a point where they are ready to convert into customers. However, the relationship isn’t always as fluid as we might hope. BDRs often feel as though marketing is a roadblock or distraction in their daily/weekly/monthly rhythm. Below you will find the top three marketing-related pet-peeves from today’s BDRs.3 Things BDRs Wish Marketers Would Stop Doing Now1) Think selling is easyEvery BDR has heard this from marketing at least once this week, if not in the last hour:“You should call the prospect back and say this…” or “These leads ARE good…I don’t understand why you haven’t talked to them….” “Did you ever follow up with prospect X”Since BDRs are often comped on the appointments they set and opportunities they generate, it would make sense that they would call that lead back ASAP, and that the lead would be closed. That said, not every lead is going to be the right fit. Selling is an art and a science. Don’t just assume that becuase a lead came in, that they will be closed this afternoon. The Solution: Marketers, be patient with your BDR team and have a clear definition of what a qualified MQL, SAL, and SQL looks like. Also, get on the phone with your BDR team! I’m not saying every day, or even week, but at least once a quarter. It will open your eyes, help you better understand your campaign responses, and help you empathize next time your team says they couldn’t qualify any leads. Dive into the funnel with them and see the results of your work first-hand!2) Over-complicate Salesforce with too many fieldsBDRs spend a majority of their day in Salesforce.com. And what is shocking is that more often than not, the view is designed for marker rather than a prospecter. Yes, Salesforce.com (or any CRM for that matter) is the best place to log any piece of information or intelligence on a lead. However, sometimes less is more. When a lead form is cluttered with multiple fields, getting BDRs to adopt is going to be easier said than done. The Solution: Simplifying the view for BDRs (and AEs) is a great way to increase CRM adoption, and make everyone’s life a bit easier!3) Have too many reportsMarketing loves reports, and BDRs love to track results. However, the sheer number of marketing related reports that live in Salesforce.com is simply overwhelming. The Solution: Marketers: check with your BDRs and their managers to determine what metrics are important to them, and then create one unified view for displaying those metrics so that they don’t have to dig through multiple iterations of reports to find the one that works.There you have it — three of BDRs’ biggest pet peeves when it comes to marketing. What tips do you have for addressing these and marking the sales-marketing relationship more productiveImage by Rich AndersonAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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