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Man United and Liverpool target to make non-European move?

first_img Inter Milan star Fredy Guarin Manchester United and Liverpool target Fredy Guarin might still leave Inter Milan this window for a non-European side.The transfer windows in both Russian and Turkey are still open so sides like Zenit St Petersburg, managed by former Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas, and Galatasaray can still sign the Colombia man.Guarin had hoped to secure a move to England, especially to Louis van Gaal’s side where he could link up with international team-mate Radamel Falcao.But both United and Brendan Rodgers passed on the option to sign the midfielder and he could now secure himself a highly lucrative move to one of the nations that still have until September 6th to complete any transfer deals.Guarin and Villas-Boas worked together at Porto and the former Chelsea boss has kept in close contact with his former player, even guiding him to Inter before he became unsettled at the Serie A side. 1last_img read more

Hawksbee and Jacobs daily – Thursday, January 14

first_imgJoin Paul Hawksbee and Andy Jacobs for a humorous round-up of the best bits of Thursday’s show.last_img


first_imgSURVEY: We are seeking to measure the level of awareness of Homeland Letterkenny. We also are tasked to capture comments from those who either know of its presence as well as those who might be potential customers. Can you please take the time to fill out this short survey, and be in with a chance of winning a €50 voucher for Homeland Letterkenny.[ninja_forms id=8]€50 VOUCHER FOR HOMELAND STORES – SIMPLY FILL OUT THIS 60 SECOND SURVEY was last modified: June 22nd, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessHomeland StoresMarket Researchnewssurveylast_img read more


first_imgTHE Private Security Authority has revealed that it has carried out spot checks in three towns in the county – and found almost 100% compliance with laws on doorstaff.The PSA said it had carried out a number of inspections of door supervisor (licensed premises) services in Ballybofey, Letterkenny & Buncrana.Its staff were accompanied by gardai during the checks, it said. A spokeswoman told “The purpose of these inspections is to ensure that only those licensed by the PSA are operating and that individuals are wearing a clearly visible identity badge as legally required.“The PSA found that 100% of contractors providing door supervisor (licensed premises) were licensed. It was also found that 98% of individuals operating as door supervisor (licensed premises) were licensed and 100% of those licensed were wearing their Identity Badge as legally required.”Ms Geraldine Larkin, Chief Executive of the PSA welcomed the findings in North Donegal, and added that these visits undertaken with An Garda Síochána, demonstrate a multi- agency approach ensuring that checks against a range of legislation can be undertaken.Ms. Larkin said that liaison with other State Agencies will continue to play an important role in PSA day to day operations. The Private Security Authority is the statutory body with responsibility for licensing and regulating the private security industry in Ireland. The Authority is an independent body under the aegis of the Department of Justice and Equality.CHECKS FIND COMPLIANCE WITH SECURITY LAWS IN NORTH DONEGAL was last modified: September 7th, 2011 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:BallybofeybuncranaletterkennyPSAsecuritulast_img read more


first_imgPROUD Donegal manager Jim McGuinness has paid tribute to his team for bouncing back – after being written off by the pundits.The Glenties man joined the Seniors and Minors in the traditional reception back in The Diamond in Donegal Town last night as the players and the fans partied into the wee small hours.And right they were – so many new milestones in the remarkable Donegal man that is Jim McGuinness. First time ever that Donegal won both Seniors and Minors in the same year; and a first victory over Monaghan since 1983. “We were absolutely wrote off a week out from the Derry match and we’re Ulster champions today.” said Jim, defiant, and happy.“I think it’s our best victory in terms of the questions that were being asked of us and what was being said about us, and had the boys got the stomach for it. I think they proved they have. I think it’s our best victory because of the circumstances and because what surrounded it.“The boys weren’t going to come off that field beaten. That was the key thing for us.”Anyone who thought McGuinness was getting complacent about the big occasion would have had that knocked out of them as Jim bounded child-like across the pitch after yesterday’s victory to cheer and hug his heroes, men who are “an absolute privilege to work with”. “I am just so proud of them. They are immense to work with. Their focus is unbelievable. Their energy, their work-rate and their commitment to Donegal.”It was a tense and tough game in Clones as Monaghan attempted to bully Donegal off the pitch. Late challenges and several off-the-ball challenges disrupted the game.But it was fascinating to watch; and brilliant to see Man of the Match Ryan McHugh bounding up the wing, big Neil Gallagher catch the ball so high he should have been wearing an oxygen mask.Patrick McBrearty and Darrach O’Connor were superb; and Karl Lacey his usual sublime self.The bridge in Pettigo saw more silverware over it last night; and then on to The Diamond in Donegal Town. These are special nights. Donegal have won just eight Ulster titles in a century; three have been in the last four years.The players were once again brilliant with the fans on their return, captain Michael Murphy meeting and greeting as many fans as possible.And he for one is hoping this year isn’t the last with Jim McGuinness at the helm.“We want him here for many more years to come,” said the Glenswilly man. Jimmy’s Still Winning Matches.Captain Fantastic Michael Murphy meets a young fan on The Diamond last nightMcGUINNESS: EVERYONE HAD WRITTEN US OFF – THAT WAS BETTER THAN WINNING ALL-IRELAND was last modified: July 21st, 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:2014donegalGAAJim McGuinnessMichael MurphyULSTER CHAMPIONSlast_img read more

Half-time: Blackburn 1 QPR 0

first_imgQPR are behind at Ewood Park thanks to a well-taken strike from Rudy Gestede.The former Cardiff forward, who has troubled the Rangers defence with his presence up front, drove a low shot from just outside the box beyond Rob Green.Blackburn, unbeaten in six matches, came close to scoring a second when Gestede’s flick on dropped for Jordan Rhodes but he was denied by Green.Ravel Morrison has been QPR’s brightest spark in attack and he forced former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson into a smart stop with a first-time volley.Aside from that effort, Blackburn have restricted Rangers to shots from distance, with Morrison, Yossi Benayoun and Benoit Assou-Ekotto all blazing over.At the other end, Blackburn’s Grant Hanley nodded wide when well placed.Luke Young is a surprise inclusion in the QPR starting line-up, the 34-year-old making his first appearance in the side since March 2012.QPR (4-4-1-1): Green; Simpson, Dunne, Young, Assou-Ekotto; Hoilett, Henry, Benayoun, Carroll; Morrison; Keane.Subs: Murphy, Austin, Yun, Zamora, O’Neil, Donaldson, Maiga.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Half-time: Fulham 0 Rotherham 1

first_imgMatt Derbyshire’s early goal meant Fulham were behind at the break in the relegation clash at Craven Cottage. The striker forced the ball in at the near post after Fulham failed to clear their lines, giving the Millers a third-minute lead.The Whites responded almost immediately when Matt Smith’s hooked volley from a corner was cleared off the line.But Derbyshire came close to doubling Rotherham’s lead on three occasions, forcing Marcus Bettinelli into two good saves before hitting the post just before the interval.Bryan Ruiz also went close for the home side, who were booed off at half-time. Fulham (4-4-2): Bettinelli; Richards, Turner, Burn, Husband; Tunnicliffe, Guthrie, Parker, Bryan; Smith, McCormackSubs: Kiraly, Hoogland, Stafylidis, Hutchinson, Woodrow, Rodallega, Kavanagh Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

SA fields strong squad for Junior World Cup

first_img23 April 2014 After winning the IRB Junior World Championship in 2012 and finishing third in 2013, the Junior Springboks will be one of the favourites to lift the title when the tournament takes place in New Zealand from 2 to 22 June. The squad, announced on Tuesday, includes a number of players with Super Rugby experience, and other players with previous experience of the Junior World Cup. Handre Pollard (Vodacom Bulls), Andre Esterhuizen (Cell C Sharks), Sergeal Petersen and Aidon Davis (Southern Kings), and Malcolm Marx (Lions) have all either played Vodacom Super Rugby or have been part of their respective franchise’s Super Rugby training groups.Win over New Zealand The squad also sees the return of several players who did duty for the South African under-20s in France last year, where they claimed the bronze medal after defeating New Zealand in the playoff for third. Pollard, who also starred in the 2012 tournament, Davis and Jesse Kriel all played for the Junior Boks in 2013. Winger Petersen, who made an impressive Super Rugby debut for the Kings last year by scoring several stunning tries, was also included in the squad but missed the trip to France because of a hamstring injury.Selection South Africa under-20 coach Dawie Theron and the national selectors, Peter Jooste and Ian McIntosh, selected the 28-man squad following an intensive identification and trials process. More than 50 players attended the training camp, which ran for almost three weeks in Stellenbosch and included two trial matches as well as several training games. The Junior World Cup squad returned to their training base in Stellenbosch on Tuesday to continue their preparations for the tournament, which will include a three-match international series against traditional rivals Argentina from 2 to 10 May in the Western Cape.Weather conditions Theron said the weather and playing conditions in New Zealand, as well as a tough pool draw, will contribute to a challenging competition. “Our players are used to dry and fast fields and we will encounter the opposite of these conditions in New Zealand,” he explained in a statement. “These were obvious factors we had to take into account when selecting the squad. “We will now intensify our preparations. The series against Argentina will give us an ideal opportunity to test our game plan, readiness and decision-making against a very competitive team and in real match situations.” Twins There are two sets of twin brothers in the squad, Jean-Luc and Daniel du Preez, the sons of former Springbok scrumhalf Robert du Preez, and Jesse and Dan Kriel. In 2013, the Du Preez’s older brother, Robert, played flyhalf for the SA under-20s. Jean-Luc du Plessis is also the son of a former Springbok. His father is Carel du Plessis, who also served as Springbok coach in 1997.Junior Springboks 2014 JWC fixtures2 June: SA vs Scotland (North Harbour)6 June: SA vs New Zealand (North Harbour)10 June: SA vs Samoa (Pukekohe) 15 June: Playoffs (Tbc)20 June: Finals (Auckland)last_img read more

Targets > Leads

first_img 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 Now Everyone wants leads. Specifically, they want ready-to-buy leads. Selling is easy when your prospective client is trying to buy. If the leads come from marketing, whether it be traditional or inbound doesn’t matter. What makes leads attractive is the fact that they come to you. You don’t have to start from nothing.Targets are different. They’re anything but ready-to-buy. When you target your dream client accounts, there is a high probability that they already have a partner who helps them with the outcomes you’d like to provide. What makes targets unattractive is that they are not delivered to you.Targets are better than most of the leads you will ever receive. You know that they’re qualified and that they spend in your category. If they’re dream clients, you know that what you sell is strategic, and something your target values because it is necessary to their strategy or business model. Because what you would provide them is important, it’s likely that your target cares enough about it to improve their outcomes, allowing you to create opportunities, even if it takes time. More still, when they choose a partner, they tend to be very loyal–as long as that partner continues to deliver new value.Leads are attractive because you believe they’re interested–even when they’re not. The fact that they raised their hand (or clicked a link that you choose to believe suggests an interest), is no indication as to the value of the lead. Some will be very good, most will be something less.If you are provided leads, you still need targets. Whatever time you invest in the leads you are provided needs to be matched with an equal or greater commitment to pursuing your targets, your dream clients. The Gods of Prospecting smile on salespeople who take action and punish those who wait.last_img read more

Rohit Sharma on the cusp of breaking Sachin Tendulkar’s six record in ODIs

first_imgAdvertisementTeam India opener and vice captain Rohit Sharma is on the verge of breaking yet another batting record ahead of India’s second One-Day International against West Indies on Wednesday. The 31-year-old needs just one six to equal Sachin Tendulkar’s sixes record in ODIs. Rohit Sharma at present has 194 sixes to his name in ODIs and he could equal or even go past the master blaster’s record of 195 sixes in the second ODI on Wednesday.Rohit Sharma has been hitting sixes for fun.Rohit Sharma currently ranks 8th in the list of batsmen with most sixes in ODI career. Having surpassed former Indian cricket team captain Sourav Ganguly’s record (190 sixes) in the first ODI against the Windies. MS Dhoni also makes it to the list and occupies the 4th position with 217 sixes, the only Indian batsman to be in the top 5. Former Pakistan batsman Shahid Afridi tops the chart with 351 sixes followed by Windies opener Chris Gayle (275 sixes). The third on the list is Sri Lankan batting great Sanath Jayasuriya with 270 maximums.Rohit Sharma has played 189 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) for India and scored 7217 runs with the help of 20 centuries and 36 fifties at an average of 47.17 The swashbuckling right-handed batsman has also played 84 T20Is for India and scored 2086 runs at an average of 32.59.The Men in Blue take the field again on Wednesday at the Dr. YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam. The hosts currently lead the ODI series 1-0 after their resounding win in Guwahati.Advertisementlast_img read more

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