AFC moves Olympic football qualifiers from Wahun

first_imgRelatedPosts FIFA World Cup Asian qualifiers postponed WHO speaks on myths surrounding coronavirus VAR to make 2019 Asian Cup debut from quarter-finals The Asian Football Confederation confirmed on Wednesday that February’s Olympic women’s football qualifying matches would be moved from Wuhan to Nanjing, amid concerns over the spread of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. With the 2019-nCoV virus having spread across several Chinese provinces and 440 cases confirmed, Chinese authorities have urged people not to travel to or from Wuhan, where the virus was first reported in late December. The central Chinese city was scheduled to host all matches in Group B of the 2020 Olympic women’s qualifiers, with China, Australia, Chinese Taipei and Thailand included in the group. “At the request of the Chinese Football Association, the AFC is now moving the 2020 Olympic Asian women’s football Group B qualifying matches from Wuhan to Jiangning Sports Training Center in Nanjing, in China’s Jiangsu Province,” Asian football’s governing body confirmed on social media. The AFC women’s football qualifiers for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo consist of two groups, with South Korea hosting Vietnam and Myanmar in Group A. The top two teams from each qualifying group will advance to a play-off round to determine which two Asian teams will join hosts Japan at the Games. Xinhua/NAN.Tags: 2019-nCoVAsian Football Confederationlast_img read more

Chiellini says it will take all Juventus to stop Kane

first_img0Shares0000Giorgio Chiellini wants help in keeping Harry Kane quiet © AFP / MIGUEL MEDINATURIN, Italy, Feb 13 – Centre-back Giorgio Chiellini said it will take the entire Juventus team to stop Tottenham striker Harry Kane in Tuesday’s Champions League last 16 first leg clash in Turin.Mauricio Pochettino’s side have been in fine form in the Premier League recently, taking seven points from matches against Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal, with Kane scoring his 101st league goal in the north London derby last weekend. “Stopping Kane, just me alone, is pretty impossible,” said 33-year-old six-time Serie A winner Chiellini.“I’m not so presumptuous or arrogant to think I can. I hope the whole of Juventus can stop Tottenham, that is what matters.“One-to-one clashes are important but the whole team will have to do its best to limit, not only Harry Kane, but the ‘fab four’ (Kane, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen, Son Heung-min) in the attacking area.“We shouldn’t just think of Tottenham as Kane, but as a whole team. They haven’t reached this level by chance.“Tomorrow we want to do our best with great respect and humility, aware that this is the very first step of a journey which I hope will take us to Kiev in May.”Juventus — finalists twice in the past three seasons — have conceded just one goal in their last 16 games and Kane said he was eager to lock horns again with Chiellini.– ‘Dead leg’ –“He’s an amazing defender,” said Kane, who has faced Chiellini before. “My first start for England probably the first five minutes he made a challenge and I probably had a dead leg for 10 minutes.“It was a good welcome to international football.”Harry Kane remembers being left bruised by his last meeting with Chiellini © AFP / MIGUEL MEDINAKane added: “We have to come here with belief we can get through. It’ll be tough tomorrow (Tuesday) night then hopefully we can take them to Wembley and get the job done.”It will be the first European meeting between the two sides and Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said there is no favourite.“It’s a very balanced challenge, it’s 50-50, the two teams are equal,” said Allegri. “We have to create an advantage tomorrow night and bring it to London where it will be decided.“Obviously I’d be glad not to concede, to end up with a clean sheet.”The Italian champions’ injury list includes Paulo Dybala and Blaise Matuidi, with Allegri admitting he has not yet decided on his final line-up.“We’ll have to see how I feel when I wake up tomorrow, so basically it depends on my alarm clock,” he joked. “Don’t think that I won’t be sleeping, because I can assure you I will be sleeping tonight.”Pochettino boasts a full squad apart from defender Toby Alderweireld, who is making his way back from a hamstring injury.“Juventus is a massive club, its history, they’ve won everything, we can’t compare,” said Pochettino of a side that has been finalists twice in the past three seasons.But the Argentine is hoping to pull off another upset after topping Real Madrid in the group stages.“Not many many people believed in us and our ability to get through. We’re going to be brave.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

WET, WET, WET! CAR CAUGHT IN TIDE IS TOWED OFF BEACH

first_imgTHIS is the latest car to be towed off Rossnowlagh beach – after getting caught in the incoming tide.The shiny Ford Mondeo also became embedded in the sand, not far from the Sandhouse Hotel.Donegal Recovery Services were called in to take the car away. It’s going to need a lot of drying before that engine will start again.WET, WET, WET! CAR CAUGHT IN TIDE IS TOWED OFF BEACH was last modified: October 11th, 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:carsDonegal Recovery Serviceshigh tideRossnowlaghtowedlast_img read more

Your Clients Already Know You’re a Salesperson

first_imgThis post was written as part of the IBM for Midsize Business program, which provides midsize businesses with the tools, expertise and solutions they need to become engines of a smarter planet.Neither your dream clients nor your existing clients ever say, “You know, that Joe is really consultative. He’s never too salesy. I never think of him as a salesperson.”It makes me cringe to hear salespeople say that they don’t want to come across as a salesperson. They say they don’t want to be perceived as being too “salesy.” Instead, they want to be perceived as consultative, mostly underestimating what that means of what it takes to get there. Almost none of the people you sell to have any idea what consultative selling is (in fact, most salespeople really don’t know what consultative selling is either). Your client’s don’t share the vocabulary we in sales use to describe that set of behaviors.Salespeople who suggest that they want to be consultative especially talk about the idea of not being “too salesy” when it comes to commitment gaining. This is especially true around the opening commitment, the commitment for time to explore working together. They say the same thing when discussing the commitments that would allow them to gain information, as well as the commitment to access the buying committee. Without these commitments, you can’t produce the results you need.But guess what?Your Clients Already KnowSurprise! Your clients and dream clients already know that you’re a salesperson. They knew that from the first time you called them to request an appointment. And even though the signature line in your email says that you are in business development, your dream clients know that you intend to sell them something. In fact, if they let you through, they’re counting on it.Here’s the fact. You aren’t being judged by your intention to sell your dream clients whatever it is that you sell. You’re being judged by something else, something far more important than that.Your Dream Clients Are Judging Your Ability to Create ValueThe test as to what kind of salesperson your clients perceive you to be is whether or not you create value at every stage of their buying process. Your clients and your dream clients expect you to ask them for commitments along the way. The more directly you can do so, and the greater your sales call value proposition, the easier you make it for your clients to agree to those commitments. You create value, and you get the commitment. You don’t create value and, well . . .As a point of reference, consultants ask for access to far more information than most salespeople do. They also ask for far more access to the organization.Which brings us to the real fear behind the resistance to asking for commitments. Your fear isn’t that you will reveal yourself to be a salesperson. Your real fear is that you haven’t created enough value to earn the commitment you’re asking for. Consultative salespeople don’t share that fear; they know that they can create value, and that is why they’re comfortable asking for whatever they need to do so.Trust me, your dream client knows you are a salesperson. They’re fine with that. What they’re not fine with is you not knowing how to create value and your not having the confidence to ask for what you need.QuestionsWhat does it mean to be “too salesy?”What makes someone too much of a salesperson and not consultative enough?Do your clients have any confusion at all about why you are calling them? If so, why are they confused?What’s the real test as to whether or not you are consultative? What does commitment gaining mean about your ability to create value? 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

Macandili on facing powerhouse teams in AVC: ‘This is anybody’s game’

first_imgSEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Photo from asianvolleyball.netBIÑAN, Laguna—–When the Philippines and Vietnam, which are miles away from each other in the FIVB standings, it was the smallest Filipino on the court who made one of the biggest impacts.Dawn Macandili, a reserve player for the Philippines’ Southeast Asian Games squad, pestered the region’s reigning silver medalists and helped the Philippines upset Vietnam, 27-25. 26-24, 17-25, 25-23 in the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball ChampionshipADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games View comments PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses MOST READ The 5-foot libero was aware of how ahead the Vietnamese are in the rankings but she knew that momentum can change easily by just a few plays on the floor.READ: Philippines stuns Vietnam in AVC FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I thought at first that ‘oh no we’re facing one of the top teams in the world,’” said Macandili in Filipino. “But when we started playing, I said to myself ‘wait this is volleyball we’re talking about,’ this is anybody’s game.”And even though Alyssa Valdez and Jaja Santiago brought the offensive pain with 20 and 19 points, respectively, it was Macandili who frustrated the 44th-ranked team in the world in the defensive end.center_img Macandili registered 19 excellent digs, 13 more than Vietnam’s Dinh Thi Thuy, and 12 excellent receptions to help the Philippines, 79th-ranked team in the world.READ: Valdez, Santiago praise Maraño in PH win over Vietnam And there were plays that weren’t recorded in the stat sheet, for instance Macandili’s several heart-stopping receptions on Tran Thi Thanh Thuy’s booming spikes.“For the past two games, I was still finding my groove,” said Macandili who shares libero duties with Denden Lazaro. “So I think I finally got my rhythm against Vietnam.”ADVERTISEMENT Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village Read Next Canete makes good on promise to help save PH pololast_img read more

RCA poll results to be declared on June 2

first_imgJaipur, May 30 (PTI) The results of the controversial Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) elections are all set to be announced on June 2. The polling process was over yesterday but the sealed ballot boxes were kept in the government treasury till the High Courts directive. Ram Pal Sharma of CP Joshi faction moved to the court and Justice J S Ranka today ordered that the counting and declaration of results will take place on June 2. The former RCA president Lalit Modis son Ruchir is fighting against senior Congress leader CP Joshi, who has also been an ex-president, for the top post. The election was originally scheduled to be held on April 26 but was stalled abruptly on late night of April 22 by RCA Secretary Sumendra Tiwari as it was believed that Joshi faction was in majority. Rajasthan High Court then ordered RCA to hold the election on May 29. The polling for the six posts as per the Lodha Committee recommendations did not take much time as there are only 33 district cricket associations, who have the voting right in accord with the Sports Act prevailing in the state. Many in Rajasthan cricket circle believe if Ruchir wins, it will be his father Lalit, who will be controlling the shots from his base in the United Kingdom. For past few months, the Modi faction has been preparing ground for 22-year-old Ruchir. Most of the district associations feel that Ruchirs entry into RCA would not help in lifting the BCCI ban and thus they approached Joshi, 67, to lead the fight against Lalits son. While both the factions are claiming majority, the cross voting might change the equations. The Joshi faction though is apprehensive of the State Governments support for Modi faction, it is still confident of a victory. “We believe we have already won the election. We would not allow the state cricket to suffer more,” said Ram Pal Sharma, who is believed to be close to Joshi. On the other hand, Mehmood Abdi from Modi faction claimed that they would be winning by a handsome margin. “We are confident of majority and Ruchir would new RCA president,” he said. PTI DS CM CMadvertisementlast_img read more

Oregon Media Relations Staffer Fires Back At Steve Sarkisian After USC Coach Takes Shot At The Ducks

first_imgSteve Sarkisian USC vs. Oregon tweets.Steve Sarkisian USC OregonThe two most successful program in the Pac-12 over the last decade or so have been Oregon and USC. So, it’s only natural for there to be a little bit of a rivalry between the two programs. And there is one, whether or not the players and coaches will actually admit it. The rivalry’s hotness level rose a bit this afternoon, when Trojans’ coach Steve Sarkisian took a low-key shot at the Ducks when discussing USC’s uniform plans. “We’re not going to take the field this year in 13 different uniforms in 13 games this year.” – Sark, taking a low-key shot at Oregon.— Chantel Jennings (@ChantelJennings) July 31, 2015Oregon media relations staffer Joe Waltasti fired back at the USC coach in awesome fashion. Sark 0-5 vs. Oregon as a head coach… https://t.co/WKSvSwdk6K— Joe Waltasti (@GoDucksJoe) July 31, 2015Oregon has outscored Sark coached teams 227-97. #tradition https://t.co/dIEbwrVhvj— Joe Waltasti (@GoDucksJoe) July 31, 2015Oregon and USC are set to meet Nov. 21. in Eugene. We can’t wait for that one.last_img read more

Video: Notre Dame’s C.J. Prosise Busts A 91-Yard Touchdown Run To Seal Big Win Over Georgia Tech

first_imgNotre Dame runs onto the field ahead of a game vs. Wake Forest.SOUTH BEND, IN – NOVEMBER 04: The macot, cheerleaders and players forthe Notre Dame Fighting Irish run onto the field before a game against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Notre Dame Stadium on November 4, 2017 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Wake Forest 48-37. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Georgia Tech, one of the ACC favorites, went to South Bend as three point favorites over a Notre Dame team reeling from the injury to quarterback Malik Zaire, and the result was pretty shocking. The Irish wound up blowing out the Yellow Jackets, and running back C.J. Prosise put the exclamation point on things, busting a 91-yard touchdown run through the heart of the Tech defense to make the lead 30-7.CJ Prosise 91 yard run pic.twitter.com/nCPbvk9G3z— THE MAIN MANN™ (@JacobMann_1) September 19, 2015How do our guys celebrate a 198-yard, 3 TD rushing performance from CJ Prosise? Take a look: pic.twitter.com/ekdyANzYxC— Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) September 19, 2015Late in the fourth quarter, Prosise has 198 yards and three touchdowns on the day. Prosise is filling in for the injured Tarean Folston, who went down in the season opener. He certainly looks the part thus far.last_img read more

APM Terminals Moín Inaugurated in Costa Rica

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: APM Terminals APM Terminals Moín, a new container terminal in the Caribbean Sea just off the coast of Costa Rica, was inaugurated last week.As informed, the completion of the terminal will enable products to be shipped on transatlantic routes to European and Asian markets without transshipment.The project represents a total investment of USD 1 billion and is built on a 40-hectare artificial island. The terminal has a 650-meter long pier and a container yard with the capacity to hold 26,000 TEUs, including power connection capacity for 3,800 refrigerated containers.The construction of the terminal in Costa Rica was completed by a consortium of Van Oord and BAM International.According to the terminal operator, the region will attract a very high percentage of the ships that transit through the Panama Canal. The number of shipping routes that reach the APM Terminals Moín is projected to increase by as much as 285 percent.This 100% owned greenfield development is part of the 30-year concession to operate the terminal.“We are proud that the country has trusted APM Terminals with the mission of developing and operating this amazing port. A concession that also brings socioeconomic opportunities to the community, the country and the region,” Kenneth Waugh, Managing Director of APM Terminals Moin, commented.The six gantry cranes and the 29-yard cranes represent a USD 110 million investment and will allow the terminal to continuously perform an average of 180 movements per hour for loading and unloading. These efficiency standards will significantly reduce vessel service times from 40 hours to just 15 hours.last_img read more