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  • Liverpool striker Borini hits back after QPR deal falls through on deadline day

    first_img Fabio Borini in action for Sunderland 1 Liverpool forward Fabio Borini has rubbished suggestions he has wildly unrealistic expectations after turning down two moves during the transfer window.The Italian rejected both Sunderland, with whom he had a successful loan spell last season, earlier in the summer before turning down QPR in the closing hours of the window on Monday.QPR manager Harry Redknapp told talkSPORT the west London side were unable to match the 23-year-old’s wage demands, with reports suggesting he wanted £90,000-a-week.That led to criticism of Borini, who will struggle to find a place on the bench at Anfield – never mind get close to the starting line-up – after manager Brendan Rodgers spent £40million on forwards Mario Balotelli, Lazar Markovic and Rickie Lambert.That sum does not include the £10million invested in Divock Origi, who was immediately loaned back to French club Lille.However, former Chelsea trainee Borini has hit back.“Finally the madness is finished!” he wrote on Twitter.“I protected the MAN and the player that I am today, taking all the responsibility of the situation and for people who didn’t want it.“And I’m VERY happy with myself to have taken such an important decision!”Borini was Rodgers’ first signing at Anfield in the summer of 2012, at a cost of £10.5million, having previously worked with him in Chelsea’s youth team and during a loan spell at Swansea.However, injuries have dogged his time on Merseyside and he scored just two goals in his maiden season before moving to Sunderland for the 2013-14 season, where he became something of a favourite on Wearside.He scored in both games against arch-rivals Newcastle, including a brilliant winner in the Stadium of Light encounter.The Black Cats had a £14million bid accepted by Liverpool in July but Borini rejected a move and, even with his options limited, he refused the escape route offered by QPR.last_img read more

  • Legislators call for equal funding of She Cranes

    first_img Tags: Egyptequal fundingMembers of ParliamentNetball World Cupshe cranestopUganda Cranes MPs want equal funding for She Cranes as their male counterparts. (PHOTO/File)KAMPALA – Members of Parliament have on Tuesday, July 30, called for equal funding for the She Cranes arguing that their male counterparts the Uganda Cranes receive more government support.The call follows the recent commendable performance of the two national teams at the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt and the Netball World Cup held in the United Kingdom (UK).The Uganda Cranes advanced to the knock out stages of the AFCON 2019 tournament, while their female counterparts, the She Cranes finished seventh in netball’s global rankings.Uganda Cranes received UGX 10 billion from the government, while the She Cranes were only given UGX 1 billion.The MPs proposed equity in financing and support towards the national teams, saying that the She Cranes are neglected in favour of Uganda Cranes.The legislators also recommended an upgrade of the existing facilities to train the International players to enhance the teams’ chances of better performance.Hon Sandra Alum Ogwang said that the support given to the She Cranes is still wanting.“In the era of gender equity, as the captain of a netball team in Parliament, I would like to see more support given to the ladies just like it is the case with the men,” said Sandra Ogwang.The Leader of the Opposition, Hon. Aol Betty Ocan, raised concerns over what she termed as ‘continued marginalization of women’ despite existence of policies which promote gender equality.“The way the She Cranes were treated was not right. This should not continue, policies have to be respected,” said Hon Aol.Hon Denis Hamson Obua advised government to invest more in netball, football, athletics and boxing.“Why wouldn’t we prioritise where we have comparative advantage in the world. We need to fund these various disciplines in time,” said Hon Obua.Hon. Tom Aza Alero called for motivation of the players for better performances.“The problem is not funding. The Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) receives adequate funding from government and even corporate organisations. There is need for cohesion, cooperation and unity between FUFA and government,” remarked Hon Alero.Following the incident in which the Uganda Cranes players protested against bonus payments during their AFCON stint in Cairo, the legislators blamed it on poor planning.MPs concerns on sports in the country followed  a statement by the Minister of State for Sports, Hon Charles Bakkabulindi, on the participation of the national football team at the continental showpiece n Cairo, Egypt and the national netball team at the netball world cup in Liverpool, England.Hon Bakkabulindi admitted that funding for the netball team is still low but hastened to add that government is considering increasing it.“Government will work towards addressing the shortage in funding of the netball team. It should be noted that there is general shortage of resources for sports activities,” said Hon Bakkabulindi.The Sports Minister welcomed a move by the Shadow Minister for Sports to investigate corruption allegations against FUFA.“Sports involve lobbying from various supporters. This is not corruption. If you are carrying out an investigation, investigate facts. We will wait for the evidence,” said Hon Bakkabulindi.He appealed for support towards the sports sector, noting that Uganda is gifted with great talent.Comments last_img read more

  • Referendum on Irish unity is ‘only sensible response’ to no-deal Brexit – Doherty TD

    first_imgDonegal Deputy Pearse Doherty is calling for a referendum on Irish unity in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The Sinn Féin TD said a referendum would be the ‘only sensible, logical and rational response’ keep the island of Ireland in the European Union.Speaking during Post-European Council Statements today, Deputy Doherty called on the Taoiseach to establish an All-Ireland Forum on Irish Unity and to call on the British government to stage a Unity referendum if a no-deal Brexit transpires. Teachta Doherty said: “With every passing day we lurch closer to a British exit from the European Union without a deal that safeguards Irish interests, north or south.“That is not something anybody here wants to see because we all know the dire consequences that entails; the return of a hard border; severe economic difficulties on both parts of our island; the erosion of the Good Friday Agreement and the weakening of citizens’ rights.”Deputy Doherty said that he wants to challenge Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to look beyond Brexit and “be a Taoiseach for the whole island” as the ultimate backstop.Deputy Doherty said: “I want him to state loudly and clearly, that if a no-deal Brexit happens, he will put the case for Irish Unity and I want him to state that he will call on the British government to do the only thing it should do in that scenario and that is to put the Constitutional future of the north to the people in a referendum. “In a series of polls a majority in the north have indicated that in a no-deal situation they would vote for a United Ireland. Polls indicate a similar sentiment in this part of our island.“It is time for the Taoiseach to grasp the gravity of that and to articulate that he, too, would like to see a Unity referendum being held in the event of a no-deal Brexit.“The European Council agreed in April 2017 that the whole of our island would be afforded membership of the EU in the event of national reunification.“So whilst none of us here want a no-deal situation to transpire, if that is not possible then a referendum on Irish Unity, as provided for in the Good Friday Agreement, must be called as the only sensible, logical and rational response which would provide a pathway for the entire island – north and south – to retain membership of the EU.“It must be our ultimate ‘backstop’ and our mission statement in finding a way forward for our country – all 32 Counties – if a no-deal Brexit transpires. That means a referendum on Unity must be held.” Referendum on Irish unity is ‘only sensible response’ to no-deal Brexit – Doherty TD was last modified: March 27th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:BrexitPearse Dohertyreferendumunitylast_img read more

  • 5 Reasons Your Deal Isn’t Closing

    first_img Get the Free eBook! Want to master cold calling? Download my free eBook! Many would have you believe that cold calling is dead, but the successful have no fear of the phone; they use it to outproduce their competitors. Download Now Deal stuck? Here’s why.It’s Still a LeadYou don’t close a lead. You only close opportunities. The reason that you can’t (and won’t) close some of the deal in your pipeline is because they are still only leads. In order to convert a lead to an opportunity, your prospective client has to agree to explore changing. They have to agree there is a reason to change and that they need to change now (or very soon, anyway).If you want to close, do the work necessary to convert a lead into a real opportunity. A sales meeting doesn’t necessarily equal an opportunity.You Haven’t Gained the Necessary CommitmentsSelling is really only two things: conversations and commitments. The reason a lot of opportunities don’t close after they are created is because the salesperson is good at the conversation part, but hasn’t acquired all of the necessary commitments.You need a commitment for time, the commitment to explore, the commitment to change, the commitment to collaborate, the commitment to build consensus, the commitment to invest, a commitment to review your plan, a commitment to resolve concerns, the commitment to decide, and the commitment to execute.If you want to close, gain all of the necessary smaller commitments between target and close.You Haven’t Made a Compelling Enough CaseYour opportunity isn’t going to close unless and until you make a compelling case for change. Change is difficult, messy, and time-consuming. Your dream clients trust their existing problems more than they trust you or the change that you present.You need to help your prospective client understand the high price they will pay if they don’t change. The status quo is comfortable. You have to make uncomfortable and unsustainable. What does your prospective client risk by not changing? Do they lose their competitive position? Do they lose market share? Will they lose clients if they don’t change? How much will it cost them in new opportunities?If you want to close, build the case for change.You Haven’t Got ConsensusLook at the opportunities in your pipeline right now. How many contacts do you have attached to each opportunity? If you have only one contact, you aren’t positioned to win an opportunity. If you have only two contacts, you are doing a little better, but I am skeptical that you can win the opportunity.I used to say, “More and more, decisions are made by consensus.” I no longer say “more and more.” Decisions are made by consensus. Period. If you are going to close an opportunity, you are going to have to help build that consensus. Do you know all of the people on the real buying committee? Do you know the people who get to weigh in, even if they aren’t formally represented in the process?Getting to yes means getting a consensus to change and a consensus to choose you.You Haven’t Resolved Your Client’s ConcernsToo many opportunities end in a “no decision” because the prospective client has unresolved concerns.Your prospective client is worried they’re spending too much money. They’re worried about their credibility should you fail. They’re worried about their team’s ability to execute and how committed they will be. They’re worried about disrupting their organization. At the end of their buying journey, they have to deal with these fears. Either you are there to help them by resolving their concerns or you increase the likelihood of a “no decision.”Your opportunity is risk until you do the work to resolve your dream client’s concerns.last_img read more

  • December 28 2009 We finally continue the repor

    first_imgDecember 28, 2009 We finally continue the report that was started on 11/16/09 and 11/18/09, about the new greenhouse that will connect to the East Crescent heat-duct tunnel [see information on the heat-duct tunnel project starting with 7/13/09 report with intermittent postings up to 11/11/09]. The construction crew started assembly of the ribs for the greenhouse. [photo & text: sue] At the site for the greenhouse, below the pool, posts have been installed and imbedded in concrete. [photo: Colleen Reckow & text: sue] And the first ribs have been put into place. This 20′ wide x 48′ long greenhouse, more specifically called a “High Tunnel,” is an unheated, plastic-covered structure that provides an intermediate level of environmental protection and control compared to open field conditions and heated greenhouses. This report continues on 12/29/09. [photo: Colleen Reckow & text: Anna Tran, sue]last_img read more