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Helping Those Who Won’t Help Themselves

first_imgYou can’t want something for someone who doesn’t want it for themselves. It doesn’t matter that you can see what they could become, that you see talent being wasted, or that a potential financial gain is being lost. Until they want it for themselves, nothing you do will make a difference.Some have too little ambition, even though you see the talent. Others have too small a vision for themselves, even though you see what they cannot yet see. Some are lazy, some are fearful, some prefer the role of victim, even though you know they have power they don’t yet recognize.You can make introductions. You can offer advice and help develop plans. You can spend time coaching and mentoring the individual in whom you see something more, something bigger. But your actions won’t result in anything other than your frustration unless the person you are trying to help decides to exercise their own initiative and take action.The challenge here isn’t to offer your help providing opportunities, coaching, mentoring, or even doing the work that might help the person who won’t take action on their own. The challenge is in helping them change their mind about what they should want for themselves, about what they are truly capable of, about who they could become.The only real help you can offer the person in whom you see greater things is to help them change their beliefs, their mindset, their attitude, and their vision. And these are the most difficult areas in which to make a difference. Unless and until they decide to believe something different, and unless they take action on their own, all of your efforts are for naught.last_img read more

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The Two Types of Hunger

first_imgThere are two very different types of hunger. The first type is the hunger you feel when you want or need something now, like food, water, shelter, a new smart phone, an 85-inch television, or a Bugatti. This hunger is impetuous and feels urgent, even though much of the hunger is anything but urgent (no one ever died from a lack of Bugatti). This part of your hunger is insatiable and, except for food and water and shelter, feeding this hunger only increases your appetite.The second type of hunger is the hunger for what you really want. It isn’t a hunger for the things you want now, but it is instead a hunger for the things you want later, the person you will become. This hunger is “be more, do more, have more, and contribute more,” not just “have more.” It’s a different type of hunger altogether.Feeding the first type of hunger, let’s call it “Present You Hunger,” often means starving what we might call “Future You Hunger.”Feeding Present YouThe time and energy and money you invest in acquiring the things you want now deprive you of using those same resources in the future, time especially, it being your single, finite, non-renewable resource.What’s challenging here is the way we perceive time. We feel a sense of urgency around the things we want now without feeling a similar urgency about what we want in the future.Feeding Future You FirstThere is an age-old desire to make sure you feed Future You. It requires self-discipline, willpower, or what I call “Me Management,” but it is an easier shift than most people believe. The simple hack that ensures you become more, do more, have more, and contribute more is to feed future you first (very much like eating a healthy meal to crowd out the desire for something less healthy).What do you need to do now to become who you want to be in the future?What do you need to do now to have what you want in the future?What do you need to do now to contribute more later?Not DeprivationThere is a balance here. Present You Hunger doesn’t need to be eliminated completely. It just needs to be kept in check. It’s important that you be future-oriented while also living in the present. Dealing with “Future You Hunger” first allows you to live in the present without risking Future You. Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

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Age fraud allegations rock junior National Tennis Championship

first_imgBy Amanpreet Singh New Delhi, Oct 11 (PTI) Allegations of age fraud have rocked the ongoing National Tennis Championship with more than 50 “demoralised” parents submitting a petition with the AITA, demanding imposition of strict guidelines to check the menace. On Monday, the opening day of the Under-14 and Under 16 Championships, a group of parents filed a petition with the All India Tennis Association (AITA) secretary to make the complaint official.Signed by the 53 parents, the petition accused the Federation of conveniently ignoring the age manipulation issue by not even acknowledging the mails of the concerned parents.The petition does not specify any player but pleaded with the Federation that parents and kids feel demoralised and demotivated and are even giving up the sport.”We expect some concrete action to put an end to this menace within the next few days. The least AITA can do is adopt rules formulated by Badminton Association of India (BAI) to tackle the menace of age cheating,” the petition, a copy of which is with the PTI, read. AITA general secretary Hironmoy Chatterjee acknowledged that such a practice was prevalent and they will soon come up with a solution. “There indeed is a problem, we are aware. We have an executive committee meeting in Kolkata and this issue will be discussed. We will come up with a mechanism, which is acceptable to all,” Chatterjee told PTI. Asked why AITA was silent for so many year despite being aware of the issue, Chatterjee said it was not the case. “We had introduced the system of age verification for all participants at Nationals via medical Tests in Chennai in the mid 90s. It was gradually sorted out but again there are many complaints, so we will eradicate it,” he promised. The AITA while registering a player go by the official documents such as birth certificate issued by a municipal corporation and a copy of the Passport. In case the passport is not available, a bonafide certificate from the School has to be submitted. A source in AITA admitted that there was no mechanism to check the veracity of the documents at the time of registration and renewal (after two years). “How do you counter such official documents? But we try to do due diligence on our part. If there is any doubt, we immediately demand the original documents from the applicants to check if they have sent us a tampered copy. AITA cant be blamed for this,” said an AITA official. Suhaan Karkal, whose son Vardan is competing this year at the Nationals, said the non-deserving players end up grabbing the scholarships and other benefits while the genuine kids do not get a fair chance to prove their talent. “If a 14 year old is playing against a 17-year-old, who stand better chance to win? It should be looked into. Its very demoralising,” he said. Iqbal Qureshi, whose son is also competing at the Nationals, said medical Tests should be made mandatory for all participants. “Sports is a career now. We are investing a lot of money and time to make our kids good players. If they get beaten by an unfair manner, the parents and kids will loose interest and its not good for the sport,” Qureshi told PTI from Mumbai.” It has also been learnt that AITA had sent out a document to a number of parents in February asking for feedback but has not done anything about it. “Yes, we had received a document from AITA but what have they done,” asked a parent, who did not wish to be named. “There was also an over-age case involving an Under-12 player and documents, gathered after investigation proved that Siddhi Khandelwal, the winner of the National championship had fudged age. All the AITA did was move her from U-12 to U-14 category. Is it a good deterrent?,” the parent questioned. PTI AT KHS KHSadvertisementlast_img read more

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Kaka retires from football, hints at return to AC Milan

first_imgFormer Brazilian midfielder Kaka took the footballing world by storm on Sunday as he made the announcement of his retirement from football.Kaka was last seen playing for Orlando City in the Major Soccer League (MLS) in America. Kaka left Orlando in October and was a free agent since then.There were speculations that he might return to AC Milan, the club where his story received the boost, but Kaka believed it to be the right time to hang his boots.Kaka took to Twitter to bid goodbye to his footballing career and the devout 35-year old Brazilian wrote: “It was much more than I could ever imagined. Thank you! I’m now ready for the next journey. In Jesus name. Amen.”Father,It was much more than I could ever imagined. Thank you! I�??m now ready for the next journey. In Jesus name. Amem.Pai,Foi muito mais do que eu pedi ou imaginei!Obrigado! Eis-me aqui para próxima jornada. Em nome de Jesus. Amém. pic.twitter.com/PofZBAV0BE- Kaka (@KAKA) December 17, 2017Kaka has expressed his wish of being a part of club football in any capacity where he remains “between the pitch and the club.””I would like to participate in the club in another way, as a manager, a sporting director, as someone who is between the pitch and the club,” he said in a farewell interview with Globo TV in Brazil.”I prepared very hard to be a professional footballer and I want to prepare for this new role.”advertisementHe said Milan, with whom he won the Champions League in 2007, had offered him a role but did not specify the exact nature of the job or say if he would accept it.Milan and his first team Sao Paulo both offered him a playing contract to extend his career, but Kaka, who was in Brazil’s World Cup-winning squad in 2002 and was the last Brazilian to be voted world player of the year in 2007, decided to call it a day.At the age of 21, Milan brought Kaka to Italy from Sao Paulo and after spending seven seasons there, he finished with 95 goals across competitions, conquering Europe in 2007.He joined Real Madrid for 67 million euros in 2009 but a series of injuries followed and his time at the Santiago Bernabeu ended prematurely and he returned to Milan on a free transfer ahead of the 2013-14 season.He played for a brief time with Sao Paulo after which he joined Orlando City in the MLS, where he spent three season and enjoyed individual success.Kaka has 92 caps for Brazil, scoring 29 goals and featuring at three World Cups, including the 2002 World Cup when Brazil won the coveted trophy.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

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Virat Kohli-Anushka Sharma married: Top quotes from the Indian captain for his lady love

first_imgVirat Kohli and Anushka Sharma are now a married couple. The two tied the knot in Italy on Monday and with that, days of speculation got over about when the two would tie the knot.An insider told a news channel that Virat and Anushka got married this morning. Kohli and Anushka had  started dating back in 2013 and the duo has never been secretive about it. From walking hand-in-hand in Australia to showing up on star weddings to burning the dance floors to shooting for ad films together to holidaying together, the star couple has proved that there’s nothing to hide when in love.News of Kohli and Anushka’s wedding overseas was first broken on India Today last week. Soon after, Anushka was seen leaving the country with her parents and brother.Kohli has over the years grown in stature and is rated among the best athletes in the world in terms of his work ethics, fitness and heroics on the field — all-in-all, he has become a complete package. He has been India’s poster boy ever since the retirement of the great Sachin Tendulkar in November 2013.The 29-year-old leads his team from the front and has set the benchmark for his teammates to follow. Though it’s tough to maintain the intensity but the Indian skipper has proved that it’s not impossible.The Delhi dasher has been on a record-breaking spree since the start of 2016. 18 centuries, close to 5500 international runs, world No.2 in ODI and T20Is and world No.1 in Test cricket speaks volumes about his personality.advertisementAnd the credit, apart from his hard work also goes to the love of his life, Bollywood star Anushka!Kohli has often spoken about the importance of her in his life many a times.”Sir lady luck ka kamaal hai (I’ve got to thank the lady luck). You’ve (Gaurav) seen me, you know I had no brains before. Ever since the lady has come into my life, she’s taught me a lot of things. I’ve learnt a lot, become more sensible in the last 4 years all because of her. She’s taught me how to be more patient and taught me how to utilise the position you are in to the fullest,” Kohli told Gaurav Kapur on Breakfast With Champions.Kohli has always maintained that Anushka has stood by him in the good and bad phases of his life, especially in 2014 when he was going through the worst time of his career as a batsman on the tour of England.”Luckily I have never tried to change myself over the years. But the flip has been because of her. That period in England in 2014. Anushka was there in my life, she understood what I was going through so she kept me motivated. Her support helped me push through, however bad it was for me. She was a constant in that time… And then Australia happened (the tour in 2014-15 when Kohli scored four hundreds in four Tests) and I ended up scoring runs, in her presence. So it was a special thing for both of us because she also faced a lot of flak.”We were being criticised and people were saying this is what happens when you allow girlfriends on the tour. I thought, ‘if you don’t think this is right then no one can be in a relationship’. According to you all – either get married or remain single. How can that be?” he said.LOVE GURU, ZAHEER!Kohli and Anushka have never hidden their relationship from their fans or anyone else and the cricketer credits former teammate Zaheer Khan for giving him important relationship advice.”A very big reason behind me not hiding my relationship is Mr. Zaheer Khan. Luckily he was one of the first guys I spoke to about this and he said whatever you do don’t try to hide it because you’ll stress yourself. And on top of that you’re in a relationship, you’re not doing anything wrong.”I’m actually very grateful that my first interaction about this was with Zak. And he told me the right thing to do so I’ve followed it ever since,” the 28-year-old said.LADY LUCKIn June this year during the Champions Trophy in England, Kohli, in an interview to Star Sports, spoke about how the lady luck has favoured him in his cricketing career.”I was in Mohali and there was a Test series going on. I was with Anushka then, she had come to visit me. Surprisingly, when I became the Test captain then also she was in Melbourne with me. That was a very special moment we shared together.”advertisementKohli further said he was in “tears” and shared the “beautiful” moment with the Bollywood star when he was handed the limited-overs captaincy after MS Dhoni stepped down from the top post.”During the Mohali incident, they had spoken to me already. When I hung up the phone and told her, for me it was like a flashback. From the moment I started playing in my academy till the Mohali game. I was emotional. I was in tears because I had never thought that I will see this day.”What was more beautiful was that, I was able to share it with Anushka. It was something that I will always remember,” Kohli added.’EVERY DAY IS VALENTINE’S DAY’The power couple celebrated the Valentine’s Day in February together and Kohli had a special message for Anushka.”Every day is a valentine day if you want it to be. You make everyday seem like one for me,” Kohli posted on Instagram.KOHLI SHAMES TROLLSAnushka was trolled on social media every time Kohli failed to make his bat talk on the field. But the Indian cricket superstar has openly supported Anushka and shamed the critics for relentlessly targetting the Bollywood heartthrob.”Shame on people for trolling @AnushkaSharma non-stop. Have some compassion. She has always only given me positivity,” tweeted (@imVkohli.ON WORLD CUP EXITKohli had also lashed out at critics, who blamed his girlfriend for India’s exit from the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup Down Under, stating that they “should be ashamed of themselves”. The film star took a lot of unnecessary flak in various social networking sites after India lost to Australia in the semi-finals of the mega event.”At a human level, I would say I was hurt and the people who said those things and the way they said should be ashamed of themselves,” Kohli had said.Kohli has always stood up for his love and we wish them a happy married life.last_img read more

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Hardik Pandya, Ambati Rayudu script 35-run win over New Zealand, India seal ODI series 4-1

first_imgBrief Scores: India (252-all out) beat New Zealand (217-all out) by 35 runs in Wellington. James Neesham 44; Yuzvendra Chahal (3/41) (SCORECARD)India recovered from 18 for 4 in the 10th over to post 252 all out before restricting New Zealand to 217 to win the fifth ODI by 35 runs in Wellington on Sunday. India won the five-match series 4-1 and this victory will be sweet revenge after the batting flop show in Hamilton on Thursday.New Zealand suffered several setbacks early in their chase. Mohammed Shami, who had been rested for the fourth ODI, came back to rock the Black Caps. He and Pandya struck to reduce New Zealand to 38 for 3 in the 11th over. The early blows included the wickets of Henry Nicholls, Colin Munro and the dangerous Ross Taylor.Kane Williamson and Tom Latham then tried to steady the ship for New Zealand but India never allowed the pair to get away. Yuzvendra Chahal and Kedar Jadhav bowled tight lines after the pacers had done a commendable job up front.Jadhav, the compulsive partnership breaker, got rid of Williamson before Chahal struck twice in quick succession to remove Tom Latham and Colin de Grandhomme.New Zealand still pinned their hopes on James Neesham and Mitchell Santner but India were determined to defend their total after a brilliant middle-order fightback.Game Over! #TeamIndia clinch the final ODI by 35 runs and wrap the series 4-1 #NZvIND pic.twitter.com/2cRTTnS8SsBCCI (@BCCI) February 3, 2019Neesham came out all guns blazing and his quickfire knock kept New Zealand in the game. The Black Caps found some rhythm in their chase. Like India, New Zealand bat deep in one-day cricket and the hosts were in mood to to take their foot off the accelerator. The 34th and 35th overs proved to be expensive for India and at stage, MS Dhoni was beginning to look a little worried behind the stumps.advertisementIndia vs New Zealand 5th ODI: HighlightsNeesham was looking dangerous and threatened to take the game away from India but he was run out for 44 in a moment of chaos for New Zealand.This match gave the Indian team plenty of reasons to cheer. For the last several years, India have relied heavily on their top three: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli to win them matches in the limited-overs formats.With Kohli rested for the final two ODIs, Rohit and Dhawan flopped for the second time in four days. On Thursday, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav and Dinesh Karthik wasted an opportunity to stand up when the chips were down.On Sunday, India were off to another disastrous start as Matt Henry and Trent Boult rocked the visitors with some superb bowling. Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill and MS Dhoni, returning to the side after missing the last two ODIs, were back in the pavilion. At 18 for 4, India were headed for another humiliation and New Zealand for another easy win.But Rayudu had other ideas. He added 98 for the fifth wicket with Vijay Shankar, who got the first real chance to showcase his batting skills in one-day cricket for India. Vijay made a polished 45 before Kedar Jadhav helped steady the Indian innings further with a composed 34.Rayudu would have rued his luck when he fell for 90 but Hardik Pandya’s late assault meant India had enough to defend. Pandya, playing only his third ODI after his return from suspension, smashed three successive sixes for the fifth time in international cricket to reassert his importance in the team.Also Read | Hardik Pandya’s calculated assault was magnificent, says Gavaskarlast_img read more

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West Indies crash to lowest World Cup 2019 powerplay score

first_imgWest Indies were in for some shock treatment by the Indian pacers at Old Trafford in Manchester on Thursday, as they crashed to the lowest first Powerplay score of World Cup 2019.In an abject failure to play against fast bowling, the Windies cricket team were reduced to 29/2 in 10 overs. New Zealand’s tally of 30 for 2 v West Indies stands second while West Indies’ score of 32 for 1 in 10 overs vs Bangladesh is third on the list. West Indies have been involved everywhere.Mohammad Shami removed Chris Gayle and castled Shai Hope in a fiery opening spell. The India pacer gave West Indies the first jolt in the fifth over as he removed Chris Gayle on 6. Gayle was beaten for pace and length and Kedar Jadhav took an easy catch at mid-on.Shami struck again in the 7th over as he castled Shai Hope for 5. The ball pitched on a good length and seamed into the gap between the bat and pad of a clueless Hope.India rode on a powerful bowling performance to stretch their unbeaten run in the World Cup 2019 with a clinical 125-run victory against West Indies that eliminated the Caribbeans on Thursday.The massive Indian victory was also highlighted by Virat Kohli who top-scored with 72, MS Dhoni’s unbeaten 56 and useful contributions from KL Rahul (48) and Hardik Pandya (46).Shami started the damage with 2 early wickets before Bumrah picked 2 wickets in 2 balls to send hurt West Indies. Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal did serious damage to ensure India remained the only unbeaten team in the World Cup so far.advertisementAlso Read | Manchester is blue: Virat Kohli flaunts India support after World Cup win over West IndiesAlso Read | Virat Kohli creates World Cup history for Indialast_img read more

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BIG OX ENERGY TO REMAIN CLOSED AT LEAST 60 MORE DAYS

first_imgSOUTH SIOUX CITY’S BIG OX ENERGY WILL REMAIN SHUT DOWN FOR AT LEAST THE NEXT 60 DAYS FOLLOWING A HEARING IN LINCOLN, NEBRASKA MONDAY.ATTORNEYS FOR BIG OX ENERGY AND THE NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY AGREED THAT BIG OX WILL HAVE AN ADDITIONAL 60 DAYS TO SUBMIT INFORMATION TO THE HEARING OFFICER.BRIAN MC MANUS OF THE NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY RELEASED A STATEMENT THAT BIG OX AND THE N-D-E-E AGREED THAT BIG OX WILL REMAIN SHUT DOWN UNTIL THE DECISION TO REVOKE OR CONTINUE THEIR PERMIT IS DETERMINED, AND THAT THE AGENCY HAS CONFIRMED THAT BIG OX HAS CLEANED UP DIGESTER SOLIDS THAT WERE ON SITE OUTSIDE OF THEIR BUILDING.THE NEXT REVIEW HEARING WILL BE ON SEPTEMBER 9TH IN LINCOLN.BIG OX CEASED PRODUCTION ON MAY 1ST IN SOUTH SIOUX CITY AFTER THE CITY OF SIOUX CITY DECLINED TO RENEW THEIR WASTEWATER PERMIT.last_img read more

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Burki hits back at ‘goalie experts’

first_imgRoman Bürki ‘It’s a myth!’ – Burki fires back at ‘experts’ after Dortmund’s loss to Tottenham Joe Wright Last updated 2 years ago 23:02 14/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) roman burki - cropped Bongarts Borussia Dortmund Tottenham Hotspur v Borussia Dortmund Tottenham Hotspur Leicester City UEFA Champions League The goalkeeper was criticised for his performance in Borussia Dortmund’s loss at Wembley, but he hit back by tackling a misunderstanding of his role Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Burki has taken a swipe at “goalie experts” following his side’s Champions League defeat to Tottenham.The Switzerland international was criticised for his performance in the 3-1 defeat at Wembley, during which he conceded shots at his near post from Son Heung-min and Harry Kane.BVB 6/1 for Bundesliga title Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Burki accepts his performance was not up to standard but quoted comments that he attributed to Leicester City’s Kasper Schmeichel, in all capital letters for added effect, as a means of hitting back at his critics.The 26-year-old wrote on Instagram: “Yesterday was not our best day, was not my best day!”But we’ll keep our heads and here a few words for the people who think they are goalie experts:”It’s a myth. Something I have never understood. One day someone just came up with it and said a goalkeeper should never be beaten at their near post.”Anyone who has played in goal knows it’s a huge area and you try to cover the whole goal. You can’t try and cover the whole goal and the guarantee the ball won’t go in at the near post if it’s a great shot. Near post, far post, you try to cover it all and you’re not happy if it goes in anywhere.”The result leaves Dortmund third in the group after the first round of matches, three points behind Spurs and Real Madrid, who beat APOEL 3-0.last_img read more

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Alcacer Barcelona future unknown – Valverde

first_imgBarcelona Alcacer Barcelona future unknown – Valverde Stephen Creek 03:29 27/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) pacoalcacer-cropped Getty Images Barcelona Ernesto Valverde Sporting CP v Barcelona Sporting CP UEFA Champions League The striker’s future at Barcelona is in doubt after the club’s manager failed to explain why he was dropped for the game against Sporting CP Ernesto Valverde gave no assurances about Paco Alcacer’s future at the club when asked why the striker was left out of the Barcelona squad to face Sporting CP in the Champions League.Alcacer has not been utilised by Valverde since he played just over half an hour as a substitute in a 2-0 win at Deportivo Alaves on August 26.He was an unused substitute as Barcelona beat Espanyol and Girona in their last two outings, and speculation over the 24-year-old’s future at the club is mounting. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. “Paco was in the squad for the Girona game. Who knows what will happen in the future?” Valverde told reporters ahead of the trip to Estadio Jose Alvalade on Wednesday.”There are 24 players in the squad and you’ll ask me every week about the players who aren’t in the team.”I can’t pick them all. UEFA won’t allow that.”By contrast, Andres Iniesta has started all of Barcelona’s last six games, and Valverde underlined his importance to the side when asked whether the veteran midfielder would be used more sparingly this season.Iniesta’s 23 La Liga appearances in 2016-17 was his lowest total in a single campaign since 2003-04, but Valverde appears to be happier to rely on the 33-year-old than his predecessor, Luis Enrique.”Andres is clearly a vital player for us, which is why he’s playing so many games,” said Valverde. “It would be a lie to say we don’t miss him when he’s not on the pitch.”He’s one of our playmakers and he will be an important part of our team. There’s no doubt he’ll be playing a lot of football this year. We just hope he can continue to play at this level.”last_img read more

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Denmark coach mocks Paul Pogba

first_imgWorld Cup ‘Does Paul Pogba only care about his hair?’ – Denmark coach slams France’s World Cup star Dejan Kalinic Last updated 1 year ago 13:24 5/25/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Paul Pogba France World Cup Denmark v France Denmark France Paul Pogba Paul Pogba’s France may be among the World Cup favourites, but Denmark coach Age Hareide is unimpressed Denmark coach Age Hareide accused Paul Pogba of only caring about his hair as he labelled World Cup opponents France as “nothing special”.The Norwegian’s side will come up against France, as well as Australia and Peru, in Group C at the showpiece tournament in Russia.Manchester United star Pogba is set to play a key role for Didier Deschamps’ men, but Hareide slammed the 25-year-old. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now “He played against Manchester City with his hair dyed blue and white, maybe he’ll have it red and white to play us,” he told Jyllands-Posten.”Does he only think about his haircuts?”Blue hair, red hero   pic.twitter.com/PhUUDj4EJO — Manchester United (@ManUtd) April 7, 2018 France are ranked seventh in the world and will enter the World Cup as one of the favourites.While accusing Les Bleus of lacking leadership, Hareide said he had seen nothing for his team to fear.”I don’t believe in this team,” he said.”The teams at the top of the world rankings are the best in the world, but this is not the case for France.”I saw France against Sweden in Stockholm. They are nothing special.”Denmark open their World Cup campaign against Peru in Saransk on June 16.last_img read more

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Gareth Bale: A Real Waste

first_imgFrom €100m CR7 to €75m De Ligt – Juve are the new Galacticos How Real Madrid can make €300m just by selling back-up players Bale agent dismisses Tottenham rumours as ‘rubbish’ Real Madrid expect lengthy wait on Pogba move The 100 most expensive transfers of all timelast_img

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Beat The Bumps

first_img 5 Classic Whiskey Cocktails You Should Know How to Make Editors’ Recommendations Rum 101: An Introduction to the Different Types of Rum and How They’re Made What is Toner, Why Should You Use it, and What are the Best Toners for Men? Shaving can be an extremely aggravating activity for many guys out there- and if you have easily irritated skin, you know how annoying, not to mention painful a clean shave can be. Razor burn and ingrown hairs can lead you down a real bumpy road; thankfully The Manual has compiled some great products that can help you beat the bump.AHAVA’s Time to Energize Soothing After-Shave Moisturizer is a calming, soothing and hydrating after-shave formula. The after-shave uses the brand’s famed Osmoter™, a unique blend of hydrating Dead Sea minerals, as well as a botanical blend of gingko (which relieve and calms irritations), ginger root, green tea and ginseng root extract (which provides skin with hydration). Anti-bacterial ingredients also disinfect minor nicks and cuts.Organic Male OM4 is a series of supplemental products designed to provide targeted solutions to a host of gender specific needs and concerns. OM4’s  Soothing Herbal Shaving Emulsion contains lavender, which invigorates the skin while coltsfoot and comfrey prevent skin irritations, and helps prevent razor burn.Caswell-Massey knows the necessities behind a good shave – and they should considering they’ve been formulating products for men for over 260 years. The Almond Try Me Set is the perfect shaving kit if you’re looking to change up your routine. The set contains moisturizing Pre-Shave Oil to prepare the face and beard, Shave Cream to protect during a shave, and After-Shave Balm to soothe and comfort the skin. It also smells fantastic.Anthony Logistics For Men Pre-Shave Oil has a simple and clever objective “Only you can prevent facial fires.” This pre-shave oil will make your trip to shave town a hell of a lot smoother. Shaving oil should be massaged into your beard before you apply shaving cream and will help protect your skin from the sometimes-harsh blade. With it’s blend of olive oil, castor oil, eucalyptus, peppermint and rosemary oils, this shaving oil’s got you and your skin covered.Elemis Time for Men Time for Men Post Shave Recovery Mask is a great post-shave option. Yes it’s a mask! Your gal will be impressed you are man enough to wear one. The facial mask calms irritations brought on from shaving, and will help calm shaving nicks. The recovery mask contains lavender, macadamia, rosemary and thyme, which help calm razor burn and restore vital nutrients lost during shaving.What are some of your shaving tips? Let us know in the comments section. The Best Men’s Heritage Outdoor Apparel for Cool Weather The Best Men’s Chukka Boots for 2019last_img read more

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PM Holness Pays Tribute to the Hon William McConnell O.J, on His Death

first_imgPrime Minister Andrew Holness has hailed William McConnell O.J., C.D., J.P., F.C.A., as a trailblazer, nation builder and inspiration to a generation of industry professionals and innovators.The Prime Minister expressed sincere condolences to the family, friends and associates of Mr McConnell and confirmed that Jamaica has lost one of its important sons who championed its development and modernization.In that regard, Prime Minister Holness added that Mr McConnell was not only a businessman but a nation builder who advocated for sustainable and progressive policies that would boost employment and spur economic growth. He credited Mr McDonnell for his tremendous work with the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica (PSOJ) as well as his various stints on state boards.Prime Minister Holness also noted Mr McConnell’s efforts at encouraging a liberalized free market as well as his championing the removal of foreign exchange controls, created the environment where private business could prosper and enhanced the ability of entrepreneurs to develop competitive enterprises.According to the Prime Minister, the Government and people of Jamaica owe a debt of gratitude to Mr McConnell for his vision and dedication to the development of Jamaica and its people.last_img read more

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14 Charged Under Health and Safety Act This Year

first_imgAs part of its efforts to promote safer workplaces and to reduce injury and accident rates in Nova Scotia, the Department of Labour and Workforce Development has charged 14 parties with 41 infractions of the Occupational Health and Safety Act this year. The charges range from failing to provide information to an occupational health and safety officer to not taking reasonable measures to ensure the health and safety of people at a workplace. “Last year, 32 workers did not come home and 7,200 loss-time injuries were reported to the Workers’ Compensation Board. These numbers are unacceptable,” said Labour and Workforce Development Minister Marilyn More. “Under our leadership, we want workplace health and safety to be forever on the minds of each and every person.” Ms. More acknowledged that 2009 was the first time in a decade that loss-time injuries fell below 8,000 but, she said, there is still room for improvement. “Any workplace death or injury is one too many,” said Ms. More. As of June 30, the department had been advised of six workplace deaths during the first half of this year. “Our efforts to reduce workplace injuries and fatalities include a mix of education, rewards and enforcement,” said Jim LeBlanc, executive director of the department’s Occupational Health and Safety Division. Starting in September, occupational health and safety will be part of the Grade 9 public school curriculum. In January, the department introduced administrative penalties to reinforce to employers and employees that they share a responsibility to keep workplaces safe. When a provincial health and safety officer issues orders, an administrator determines whether a fine should be imposed. The fine reflects the level of authority the person holds on the work site, past convictions or penalties, and the potential for injury. As of June 11, there were 230 administrative penalties issued, ranging from $100 to $2,000. Of those, 216 penalties were levied against employers, eight against employees, and six against owners, supervisors, self-employed people, contractors and service providers. This year’s prosecutions and convictions include: On May 31, 10 charges were laid against RMSEnergy Ltd., Rotor Mechanical Services Ltd., and three owners and employees of the companies, related to the deaths of Kyle Elliott and Mandi Balagot in July 2009. On May 7, Divco Canada Limited and Southeast Drywall Ltd. pleaded guilty to failing to ensure that employees were familiar with health and safety hazards at the workplace. In September 2007, an employee fell through an unsecured skylight opening and sustained critical injuries. Divco was fined $18,700 and Southeast Drywall was fined $12,600. The fines include a judicial order for each company to contribute $8,000 to the Minister’s Education Trust Fund. On April 14, charges were laid against Sepracor Canada (Nova Scotia) Limited, after an investigation into the Oct. 7, 2008 death of employee Roland Daigle.last_img read more

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Legal advocate takes up case of First Nations woman locked in Turkish

first_img(The Bakırköy prison in Istanbul where Charman Smith is serving a nine-year sentence for drug trafficking.)Shirley McLean APTN News SundayA Yukon woman from the Carcross First Nation who is currently in a Turkish prison now has a legal advocate fighting for her return to Canada.Tracy White has been in contact with the Canadian consulate in Turkey and is now getting briefed on the well being of the 38-year-old Charman Smith. After getting off the phone with officials, White sighs with relief after receiving news that the consulate has just completed one its visits with Smith earlier in the day and she has agreed to allow her to advocate and speak on her behalf.“It’s going to provide her with the opportunity to leave Turkey and come back to Canada,” White told APTN News.Smith has been in the Bakırköy women’s prison in Istanbul since May of 2016 for charges of drug trafficking.She was convicted and sentenced to nine years in the facility for women and children.For months now White and her daughter Bobbie Novak, who used to work with Smith, have worried about her safety and well-being.(Bobbie Novak, left, and Tracy White. Photo: Shirley McLean/APTN)They say she suffers from epilepsy and a cognitive brain disorder.“I’ve witnessed her having really bad seizures that would last a long time,” said Novak. “They were really scary to watch.”She said Smith was seeing a medical specialist when she left Canada in 2016.The only knowledge they had about Smith was that in May of last year she was travelling to Egypt with someone she met online for a holiday – and then she ended up in a Turkish prison on drug charges.Novak said Smith is a trusting person and believes she was duped by someone she met online and used as a mule to transport drugs back into Canada.“She had fallen prey to different email scams, phone scams she definitely has a history of being vulnerable in this way,” she said.“And she mentioned that she was going on vacation that she was excited to see this man nothing outside of excited to go we told her Charman be careful you’ve been duped into similar situations “White said, “there seems to be a real veil of silence over this it as to why I can’t say I’ve heard rumours I’ve heard stories, nothing concrete, no one I know has really looked into and the family certainly doesn’t speak of it.”Up until now, the Canadian consulate wasn’t much help either because of privacy issues.Until late last week when one of Smith’s immediate family members contacted White.“They want to remain anonymous for their own reasons and they asked me to look into it and up until that point, I had no idea what part of turkey or what prison she was in,” she said.The family member also shared some details of a letter sent by Smith.White was told she is hungry and she didn’t’ have any money to buy extra food or any type of feminine sanitary products.White said the conditions of the prison is horrendous and believes basic needs are not being met.She said the family member told her that she was very hungry that she didn’t have any type of sanitary products that she needed money to purchase these things to purchase extra foods soap.“I was told that the family member has sent her money on at least three occasions but that money never made it to her,” said White.“Then they sent a care package and the prison officials confiscated saying it wasn’t allowed because those products can be purchased in the jail.”The Canadian consulate official told White that Smith has seen medical personnel in Turkey and that she is receiving some medication.But the official added that with every visit, the consulate has to intervene with prison officials in making sure that things are up to par even her general living conditions.White believes the prison conditions Smith is in are horrendous.Now that more information is being shared with the Canadian officials in Turkey White said the consulate is providing some money to help Smith purchase from the prison’s canteen.White also wonders why she and a small group of Smith’s friends are the only ones actively seeking to help her.“I am shocked,” she said. “But I know for myself personally if I had my daughter in a foreign prison I would be sending her money and everything in my power to get her out “White and her daughter have created a Facebook page titled Please Help to Bring Charman Home with the hopes of raising awareness and to put some pressure to get Charman transferred back to Canada.According to the Global Affairs website, if a Canadian breaks the law of another country, they are subject to that country’s judicial system.“Global Affairs Canada can neither protect you from the consequences of your actions nor override the decisions of local authorities,” the website states.Canada has a treaty with Turkey to transfer prisoners which enables Canadians to serve out their sentences in a prison in Canada – but the process can only be initiated by the prisoner and both countries have to agree to the transfer.White has spoken to a Turkish lawyer and said there is hope for Smith.He’s scheduled to visit her within days and will work on starting the process for the transfer.“Speaking with him he has experience in this he has done other foreign transfers he feels no way will Turkey oppose it,” she said.But she said the lawyer will need to be paid and she is now seeking financial help.“We started a page on her Facebook like a go fund me we haven’t had much success with that but the fees aren’t going to be astronomical. White believes now is the time for Smith’s First Nation to help.Carcross Tagish First Nation has told APTN they will be making phone calls to their lawyers to seek advice on how they can assist getting Smith home.Through the Canadian consulate officer, Smith relayed a message back to White.She said she is grateful for all the work being done because she feels abandonedsmclean@aptn.calast_img read more

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Ethiopian Airlines plane crashes shortly after takeoff, all 157 on board killed

first_imgADDIS ABABA: An Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed shortly after takeoff from the capital Sunday morning killing all 157 thought to be on board, according to statements from the airline and the state broadcaster. There were no immediate details on what caused the crash of the Boeing 737-8 MAX plane, which was new and had been delivered to the airline in November. The state-owned Ethiopian Airlines, widely considered the best-managed airline in Africa, calls itself Africa’s largest carrier and has ambitions of becoming the gateway to the continent. The airline’s statement said 149 passengers and eight crew members were thought to be on the plane that crashed six minutes after departing Addis Ababa on its way to Kenya’s capital. The crash occurred around Bishoftu, or Debre Zeit, some 50 kilometres (31 miles) south of Addis Ababa, at 8:44 am. It was carrying passengers from more than 30 countries, the airline’s CEO told journalists. He said they included 32 Kenyans, 18 Canadians, nine Ethiopians, eight Italians, eight Chinese citizens, eight Americans, seven British citizens, seven French citizens, six Egyptians, five Dutch citizens, four Indians, four people from Slovakia, three Austrians, three Swedes, three Russians, two Moroccans, two Spaniards, two Poles and two Israelis. Belgium, Indonesia, Somalia, Norway, Serbia, Togo, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sudan, Uganda and Yemen each had one citizen onboard. Four of those on board were listed as using United Nations passports and their nationalities were not immediately clear. Records show that the plane was new. The last deadly crash of an Ethiopian Airlines passenger plane was in 2010 when the plane crashed minutes after takeoff from Beirut killing all 90 people on board. Sunday’s crash comes as the country’s reformist prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, has vowed to open up the airline and other sectors to foreign investment in a major transformation of the state-centred economy.last_img read more

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Sarath Kumara gets bail Sarath Weerawansa remanded

Meanwhile the Colombo Fort Magistrate ordered that Sarath Weerawansa, brother of former Minister Wimal Weerawansa be further remanded.Weerawansa was arrested recently over allegations he misused a Government vehicle when his brother was a Minister in the former Government. (Colombo Gazette) The Negombo High Court today granted bail to former Deputy Minister Sarath Kumara Gunaratne.Gunaratne was in remand custody after being arrested over an incident in 2002 in which a UNP supporter was killed.

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