How To Not Look Stupid

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now “I don’t want to look stupid.”Some salespeople are afraid to call their dream clients because they believe that they may be asked a question to which they lack the answer. They are afraid that by not knowing the answer that they will lose their credibility. In their worse fear, instead of being perceived as a value creator, they may be perceived as a time waster.Like all fears, there is some real danger in looking stupid. But if you have to know the answer to any and every question your dream client may ask of you, you are always going to fear being stupid. The whole of human knowledge doubles every five years, and there is no way to keep up. The different questions that may be asked of you are limitless, and there is no way to anticipate or prepare for every question.Fortunately, there are ways to not “look stupid.”You Don’t Know EverythingFirst, don’t pretend to know everything. If you really want to avoid looking stupid, don’t answer questions for which you don’t know the answers. Nothing will ruin your credibility more than speaking about something you don’t know.If you don’t want to be exposed as a time-wasting salesperson, then don’t pretend to be an expert in areas you don’t know.You Are the ConductorSecond, when you are asked a question to which you don’t know the answer, say this, “That’s a great question. I don’t have an answer for you now, but I am going to get with my team here and get our best thinking on that. I’ll call you back this afternoon and tell you how we would answer that question and what we might suggest.”The longer you work in one company or one industry, the more you gain the situational knowledge you need to answer your client’s questions. But you never have to know the answer to every question you might be asked.As a salesperson, you orchestrate results. That means you are the conductor, not first violin. You are always allowed to lean our your subject matter and technical experts to serve your clients. Being resourceful enough to know how and where to get the answers your clients need is as important as developing situational knowledge. What do you do when you don’t know the answer to a question your client asks?How do you exercise your resourcefulness in helping your clients solve their biggest challenges?Where do you go to get help answering your client’s questions?last_img read more

Strike at Maruti’s Manesar plant called off, sacked staff taken back

first_imgThe 13-day strike at the country’s largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India’s (MSI) Manesar plant in Gurgaon was called off late on Thursday night following a deal brokered by Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda between the workers and the management.As part of the deal, MSI will reinstate all the sacked 11 workers and take a lenient approach on enforcing no-work-no- pay rule of eight day’s salary cut for every single day of the strike.On the other hand, the worker’s have conceded to the management’s demand of not allowing the formation of a second union in the company.”Agreement has been signed and workers have decided to call off the strike. They will resume work from Friday”, Haryana Labour Secretary Sarban Singh said.He said the company has decided to reinstate all the 11 sacked employees and a disciplinary inquiry will be initiated against them.-With PTI inputsFor more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more

PBA: Magnolia knocks out Ginebra, nabs last semis berth

first_imgDuterte wants probe of SEA Games mess SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Jeff Chan paced Ginebra with 17 points, while Japeth Aguilar added 16 more. Scottie Thompson had three but corralled 19 boards in the loss.The scores:Magnolia 85 – Lee 25, Barroca 13, Ramos 11, Sangalang 10, Reavis 6, Jalalon 6, Brondial 5, Dela Rosa 4, Melton 3, Herndon 2.Ginebra 72 – Chan 17, Aguilar 16, Devance 12, Slaughter 9, Mercado 8, Tenorio 5, Thompson 3, Dela Cruz 2, Ferrer 0.Quarters: 20-23, 42-37, 70-50, 85-72.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles MOST READ Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew The Hotshots are moving on to the semifinals. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines–Relentless offensively and unforgiving on the other end, Magnolia frustrated Barangay Ginebra, 85 -72, to round out the PBA Philippine Cup’s Final Four cast Wednesday night at the Big Dome.Neck-and-neck with their foes in the opening salvo, the Hotshots cranked it up in the second frame behind Paul Lee, who paced the squad with 25 points.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostingcenter_img Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid LATEST STORIES With Final 4 within reach, Tigresses vow to go all out in last 2 games Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess The rest of the Hotshots took turns in the succeeding frames to keep the Gin Kings at bay and earn a race-to-four semifinal clash with Rain or Shine beginning Friday at the same venue.“It’s all God’s will. I don’t know how we survived this conference. I know there’s more but we started at 0-3, we went to 1-4. We started slow, but I’m very proud and happy with the players’ grit and desire to get out of that rut,” said head coach Chito Victolero.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“We’re not the most talented team. But in terms of chemistry, I think we’re number one,” he added. “We weathered a storm.”Mark Barroca scored 13 and Aldrech Ramos 11 to chime in on the effort for the Hotshots. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

BCCI’s SGM to consider Lodha Committee reforms adjourned till Saturday

first_imgbc COMMENTS Remove BCCI top brass, Lodha panel tells apex court BCCI refunds 30% of franchise fees to RR, CSK × Lodha committee tells banks to halt BCCI disbursements null Apex court takes exception to BCCI plea that state associations are not under it COMMENT bc SHARE SHARE EMAIL An embattled BCCI today missed the first deadline to implement the Lodha Committee recommendations on sweeping administrative reforms after it had to adjourn its Special General Meeting on technical grounds.Faced with the possibility of losing its entire top brass, including President Anurag Thakur, the BCCI was to discuss the road ahead at the SGM after the Supreme Court warned the cricket board on Wednesday to either “fall in line” or face the music.The Board had been given until today to implement the first set of reforms, requiring the adoption of a new Memorandum of Association and Rules.However, the meeting to discuss the matter had to be put off until tomorrow after some of the BCCI’s member units turned up without the requisite letters of authorisation.“They have been told to get proper letters of authorisation from their respective units,” a source present in the meeting said.The BCCI, which has filed a review petition in the Supreme Court challenging the Lodha panel’s recommendations, is not left with many options.The Board drew the apex court’s ire after the Lodha committee submitted its status report before the Supreme Court listing violations committed by the BCCI vis-a-vis the panel’s recommendations at its Annual General Meeting.The BCCI has time till October 6 to respond to the status report.The current BCCI officials have openly voiced their objections to the suggested reforms, especially the three-year cooling off period and the policy of one state one vote.Earlier, in complete defiance of specific instructions issued by the Lodha panel, the Board, at its AGM, appointed the working committee, standing committees, selection panels and Ajay Shirke as secretary.The Lodha panel had specifically told the Board to carry out only routine business at the AGM and “that any business or matters relating to the next year (2016—2017) be dealt with only after the adoption of the MoA and Rules in line with the recommendations of the Committee in accordance with the same.”Stating the violations by BCCI, the Lodha committee sought directions from the apex court to supersede the present BCCI office-bearers with immediate effect and appoint in their place a Panel of Administrators to ensure the smooth transition from the old to the new system recommended by the committee.Following the status report filed by the Lodha panel, the special bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice T S Thakur passed stringent remarks against the Board and directed it to implement the Lodha panel reforms in accordance with its earlier judgement.The Lodha Committee — comprising Lodha and retired Supreme Court judges Ashok Bhan and R Raveendran — was formed by the Supreme Court lats year to decide the punishments for officials involved in the 2013 spot-fixing scandal and suggest reforms to improve the administrative structure of the BCCI. Published on SHARE September 30, 2016 cricket RELATED last_img read more

Started boxing for anger-management: World medallist Sonia

first_imgBy Poonam Mehra New Delhi, May 29 (PTI) Its a sport she took up primarily for anger management but Indias lone medallist at the just-concluded AIBA Womens World Boxing Championships, Sonia Lather, says she was quite sure of achieving big things in the ring even though the system was never too supportive. Sonia clinched a silver medal in the featherweight 57kg category in the prestigious event, where established names such as M C Mary Kom and L Sarita Devi among others bowed out early on. The 24-year-old from Jind in Haryana said she is glad to have outdone the names she grew up admiring but she expected more from herself. “I am actually slightly disappointed, I should have got the gold. I lost a very close final bout (1-2 to top seed Alessia Mesiano of Italy). But yes, its good to be part of a team which had such big names and then get a medal,” Sonia told PTI in an interview. Speaking excitedly about her journey so far, Sonia said she took up boxing to manage her anger, an idea that was also encouraged by her family. “None from my family is a boxer or athlete and I was initially a kabaddi player but then I moved to boxing because I wanted to manage my anger. Besides, there is more glory in an individual sport than in a team sport. My father is a sports fan and he supported me,” she said with a giggle. “I am short-tempered but boxing helps me handle that. I started in 2008 and this medal is the biggest of my career so far,” she added. Also a silver-medallist at the 2012 Asian Championships, Sonia said she could have achieved a lot more after that had it not been for “politics”. “Our system is heavily politicised. Selection is not always fair. Sometimes I felt I was ignored despite doing well in trials. For three years, I did not get any chance, it was frustrating. But then I am not the one to give up, never,” she asserted. “Instead of running away I like to fight and I did just that. I gave it my all and eventually things worked out. So, I am happy,” she said. Sonia said she would now be looking to make the cut in the Olympic categories. “I have tried for 60kg in the past but if AIBA decides to include 54kg in the Olympics, it would be good for me.” Asked if there is any boxer, national or international, she has idolised, Sonia quipped, “Myself! I consider myself my idol. “To tell the truth, I didnt even know what idol meant when I first heard this word. When somebody explained the meaning to me, the only answer I could think of was myself,” she signed off. PTI PM CM CMadvertisementlast_img read more

Ready for the beach?

first_img Simi Kuriakose May 4, 2019UPDATED: May 4, 2019 05:58 IST From reversible swimwear to hand-woven pieces and crochet swimsuit, there’s a lot in offer,” adds Gupta.”THE fear Indians faced earlier in wearing a swimwear has slowly faded away,” says Deviana Gupta, who launched SaltSkin in 2017.As someone who loves surfing, paddle boating, and other water sports, Gupta realised the void in the swimwear segment here, “I could only shop from a Zara or H&M, and it was all that there was. Also, everyone was buying it,” she adds. Sourcing most of her fabric from Vietnam, Gupta manufactures and develops her pieces in Bali, where she spends half her year. A highlight is that this Indian label focuses on innovation.”From reversible swimwear to hand-woven pieces and crochet swimsuit, there’s a lot in offer,” adds Gupta who also retails in Sri Lanka, Hanoi, South of France, and other places.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byPrakriti Sharma Ready for the beach?From luxury pieces to homegrown high-street options, Indian swimwear is now acquiring a thriving sartorial market.advertisementlast_img read more

Evergreen Line to Tap Into Intra-Asia Trade Growth

first_imgzoom Ocean carrier Evergreen Line said it will team up with CMA CGM’s intra-Asia carrier Cheng Lie Navigation (CNC) to launch the new China-Philippines Service (CPH).Two ships of around 1,000 TEU will be deployed on the new weekly service, one each operated by the joint service partners.Evergreen Line informed that the first sailing on the CPH service will be from Shanghai on the 11th of December and the port rotation will be as follows:Shanghai – Ningbo – Xiamen – Shekou – Manila (south harbour) – Shanghai.Commenting on the reasons behind the launching of the new service, Evergreen said  that the decision was triggered by a desire to offer a more comprehensive service to shippers and importers in the Philippines.The new service is in addition to the four feeder loops, which Evergreen offers serving the Philippines.According to statistics published by China’s General Administration of Customs, the amount of bilateral trade between China and ASEAN (the Association of Southeast Asian Nations) increased by 8.9% during the first ten months of 2014.In particular, China’s imports and exports to/from the Philippines showed an even stronger growth of 17.1%, the company said.ASEAN member states have held several rounds of trade talks with China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Australia and India for Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and aimed to conclude the negotiations by the end of 2015.As a positive indication of future trade growth, this initiative is expected to significantly benefit the further development of Intra-Asia trades.last_img read more

National Cancer Survivors Day Celebrations Planned

first_imgCANCER CARE N.S.–National Cancer Survivors Day CelebrationsPlanned A celebration of life, marking National Cancer Survivors Day,will be held on Sunday, June 6, at the World Trade and ConventionCentre in Halifax. Presented by Cancer Care Nova Scotia, this is the third year acelebration has been held in Halifax. This year, the event takesplace between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Admission is free and everyone iswelcome. “Cancer Survivors Day is about coming together as a community,”said Rick Andrews, co-chair, National Cancer Survivors Day and amember of Cancer Care Nova Scotia’s board of directors. “It’sabout celebrating life with those who are surviving their cancer.It’s about recognizing the valuable support of family andfriends. It’s about paying tribute to those who have died. It’sabout understanding the important role of health professionalswho provide cancer care and researchers who are working tounderstand the disease. Most importantly, Cancer Survivors Day isabout hope for the future.” Terry Kelly, well-known Nova Scotia musician, cancer survivor andhonourary event chair, will headline the afternoon’sentertainment. He will be joined by Kendra MacGillivray, KenTobias, Halifax Elementary Girls’ Honour Choir, Rhapsody Quintetand the Greene School of Irish Dance. CBC TV’s Bruce Rainnee willbe master of ceremonies. The family-oriented afternoon will include a candle-lightingceremony to honour those touched by cancer and a message ofinspiration and hope delivered by Theresa Marie Underhill, acancer survivor and chief operating officer of Cancer Care NovaScotia. “For me, Survivors Day puts everything in perspective,” said Dr.Rob Grimshaw, gynecologic oncologist, Capital Health. “It remindsme why I do what I do. Last year I attended, not knowing what toexpect. I was overwhelmed by the number of people who were thereand the sense of community we shared. “Sometimes it’s easy to forget the big picture and to focus in onthe challenges, but we all have reasons to celebrate and hope.Treatments are getting better. People are living longer andthrough research, we are learning more about cancer every day.Survivors Day gives us an opportunity to celebrate oursuccesses.” National Cancer Survivors Day 2004 will be celebrated bythousands of people in communities throughout North America onSunday, June 6. It’s a day to honour those around the world whoare living with a history of cancer. In Nova Scotia, the 28,000people who are living with, living through or living beyond acancer diagnosis are invited to participate in the event, as wellas their families, friends and health providers. Cancer Care Nova Scotia is a program of the Department of Health,created to reduce the burden of cancer on individuals, families,and the health care system through prevention, screening,education and research.last_img read more

How a mothers weight influences childs BMI

first_imgBonnie babies, tiny tots, good things come in small sizes, petite cute baby, he/she looks exactly like his/her grandma/grandpa – these are some of the words people say when a newborn is born. But despite all these, Indians are obsessed with “big babies” – they expect babies to gain weight and become chubby soon after the birth (if they are not born chubby).According to a study published recently, it has been found that despite the genetic factors, mother’s weight can directly influence a child’s Body Mass Index (BMI) in adolescence. In India, nearly all the consultations about weight gain are ‘a waste of time’ as the babies are perfectly healthy most of the time. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainThey are smaller because of mothers’ BMI and anemia at the time of pregnancy. Generally the BMI (Body Mass Index) of Indian mothers range anywhere between 16 to 22 – where as most mothers in the western world have a BMI of 20 to 26. (And naturally bigger parents make bigger babies. The size of the baby is determined by the genetics, parental health status and epigenetics. Malnutrition in parents (whether micro or macro nutrient deficiency) can also cause smaller babies. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardHowever, being heavier, with a raised body mass index (BMI), does make it more likely that you’ll be affected by certain complications. In India, we need to scale up efforts to reduce the number of babies born with Low Birth Weight (LBW). Low birth weight is a consequence of being born too small or too early. Babies born small for gestational age (SGA) are at increased risk of death as well as developmental and behavioural problems in childhood. Children who are LBW & SGA, if suddenly grow their BMI, tend to increase disproportionately leading to ‘Foetal Origins of Adult Disease (FOAD)’ – predisposing these people to Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) like diabetes, hypertension and Coronary Heart Disease (CHD). Low BMI and malnutrition in the mothers is not good, so there is an urgent need for the public health system to take this matter seriously and educate the population about the importance of diet and save our future generation. (Inputs by Dr Kishore Kumar, Chairman and Neonatologist, Cloudnine Group of Hospitals, Bangalore)last_img read more

UN Denounces Mass Immigrant Expulsions in Algeria

Rabat – The UN has denounced reported mass expulsions of sub-Saharan migrants from Algeria as illegal under international law. “We urge Algeria to implement the recommendations made by the Committee on Migrant Workers in April, including to explicitly prohibit collective expulsions and establish monitoring mechanisms to ensure that expulsions of migrant workers are carried out in strict compliance with international standards,” UN Spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani asserted in a press briefing Tuesday.According to the UN human rights office (OHCHR), raids by Algerian security forces typically occur in construction sites and areas with high migrant populations, although migrants also testified to arrest and detention after encounters with Algerian authorities in the street Many of the deported migrants often end up in neighboring Niger or Mali, without money, passports, food, or clothes due to the rapid nature of the deportations, Shamdasani added. Following detention in the southern Algerian city of Tamanrasset, detained migrants are moved to the Nigerien city Agadez or smaller border cities, where they are abandoned without food, possessions, or contacts. Surrounded by the Sahara desert, many migrants are often forced to walk for hours in the heat to cross the Nigerien border.In its statement, the OHCHR urged Algerian authorities to maintain migrants’ rights to seek asylum, to the principle of non-refoulement (forced deportation), and to due process under international law.Reports of Algeria’s mass migrant deportations to Niger first surfaced in August 2017 to widespread condemnation by human rights organizations such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch. The organization denounced the expulsions as blatant violations of international migrant protections granted by the UN and African Union.Racism in the country, evidenced by the popular hashtag #Say_No_to_Africans and reports of frequent assaults, feeds migrant vilification and detention; even Algerian Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia referring to the sub-Saharan undocumented population as “a source of crime, drugs, and many other plagues” in July 2017.Although Algerian officials have discussed the possibility of implementing a regularization program similar to that of Morocco, legislative action has made little progress.In April, Algerian interior ministry official Hassen Kacimi reported to Reuters that the North African country “is very concerned by the growing number of illegal migrants.”Dismissing condemnation from human rights organizations, the official stated, “Nobody has helped us, we are handling the situation with our own means.” read more

Norway to provide NOK 60 million for mine action in Sri Lanka

With the help of national and international organisations, Sri Lanka has carried out extensive mine clearance activities. In December 2018, 94 % of the mined areas had been cleared. Norway’s contribution will support the vital efforts the authorities are making in this area. The funding provided by Norway will be channelled through two mine clearance organisations that have working in the country for a long time: the Mines Advisory Group (MAG) and the HALO Trust. Norway’s main focus is on humanitarian mine clearance to protect civilians. Norway is to provide NOK 60 million over a period of three years for mine action in Sri Lanka. ‘Sri Lanka has been heavily contaminated by landmines, but the country is now approaching its goal of becoming mine-free. This year, Norway holds the presidency of the Mine Ban Treaty, and intends to help Sri Lanka achieve this important goal,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide. ‘Mine clearance efforts are an important part of the reconciliation process, and mean that families who were forced to leave their homes during the war can return home safely,’ Ms Eriksen Søreide said. Supporting mine action is part of Norway’s obligations under the Mine Ban Treaty, which was adopted in Oslo in 1997. In 2018, the Government provided NOK 325 million for mine clearance efforts in 18 countries. This level of funding will be maintained in 2019. This is also in line with Norway’s new humanitarian strategy. State Secretary Marianne Hagen announced Norway’s contribution at a meeting with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghein Colombo today. read more

Annan deeply concerned at eruption of violence in Nepal

“The Secretary-General regrets that the insurgents abandoned peace talks with the Government that started last August,” Fred Eckhard, a spokesman for Mr. Annan, said in a statement. “He will continue to follow closely the developments in Nepal.”According to the spokesman, rebels belonging to the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoists) broke a four-month long ceasefire and resumed armed actions in more than one-third of the Kingdom’s districts.

African ministers at UNorganized meeting agree measures to prevent terrorism

The two-day Ministerial round-table was convened to strengthen national and sub-regional counter-terrorism efforts and to identify areas for further action, particularly in bolstering the legal regime against the threat. The declaration adopted by participants reaffirmed the commitment of 27 countries from West and Central Africa to ratify and implement all universal instruments against terrorism. The ministers and senior officials also pledged to enhance cooperation to prevent and combat the scourge. In a message delivered on behalf of Secretary-General Kofi Annan, the Executive Director of the UN Counter Terrorism Committee, Javier Ruperez, said the meeting, organized by UNODC with the support of the Government of Spain, met on 25 and 26 May, was an excellent example of the steps countries and regions need to take to unite against terrorism.Noting that no country or region is immune from the threat, UNODC Executive Director Antonio Maria Costa stressed that preventing and combating terrorism requires trans-border cooperation in areas such as sharing intelligence, providing mutual legal assistance and extradition.He urged States to translate legal commitments into practice. Noting that this may require new skills or the upgrading of existing capacity, for example in law enforcement, criminal justice or improving financial intelligence and anti-money laundering, he pledged the world body’s full support. “UNODC is at your disposal,” he told the ministers.Participants identified a number of areas where they would welcome technical assistance from UNODC, particularly in training criminal justice officials and harmonizing national laws. read more

Late hockey player honoured with memorial game

A popular Brock hockey player who died suddenly in April will be remembered in a memorial hockey game on Friday.Vince ScottVince Scott will be the namesake of the Vince Scott Memorial Game, which will happen at 7:15 p.m. on Sept. 17 when the Badgers host the Laurier Golden Hawks. The Badgers will honour their former teammate by retiring his number 24 sweater in a ceremony just before the game. They will also name the leading scorer trophy after him.The Mississauga native was 23 when he was killed in a car crash in Thorold on April 28. He was an honour student and leading scorer of the Badgers hockey team that season.Scott was a second-year Business Administration student who transferred to Brock from the University of Prince Edward Island. He was selected Most Valuable Player by his team in 2009/10, and participated in community initiatives like Brock’s “Little Badgers on Blades” hockey school.Brock coach Murray Nystrom said at the time that Scott had “an engaging personality.“Our conversations would start with hockey but seemed to evolve into a discussion of our families,” he said. “I will always remember his wit and welcoming smile.”The Vince Scott Memorial Game will happen during the 2010 Brock Badgers Steel Blade Tournament, which showcases some of the best in Ontario University Athletics. Division rival University of Guelph will also play in the tournament, which is sponsored by RBC Dominion Securities and RBC Asset Management.Other games:Sept. 16 – Game 1 – 7:15 p.m. – Guelph vs. BrockSept. 18 – Game 3 – 7:15 p.m. – Guelph vs. LaurierSept. 19 – Game 4 – 7:15 p.m. – ChampionshipAll games are played at the Seymour-Hannah Centre. Tickets are $10 per game, or $5 for students and youth. Children under 10 are admitted for free. read more

Brazil ruins Argentinian party

argentinabrazilBuenos AiresPan American Champiionship ← Previous Story Dragan Markovic leaves Bosnian bench after five years!q Next Story → Chile en route to France 2017! A new Pan American champion will be crowned this weekend since Argentina, the title holder, was knocked out in the semi-final by Brazil by 23-20. The conducted by Jordi Ribera obtained a victory that was built during the second half of the match and have secured a spot in France 2017. The Argentinian, which will be out of the fight for the gold medal for the first time in 20 years, will play for the last spot left for the World Championship and for the third place of the tournament in home soil.The setting was perfect for a match of this scale. The stadium was full (5,000 people, sold out) and the crowd in Buenos Aires was eager for an Argentinian victory. Brazil reached the semi-final after 5 victories in the group round, while the local team had a more agonic classification.The lead by Eduardo Gallardo had surprisingly lost against Greenland last Wednesday. And on the last match of the round an agonic win over Chile put them in the semi-final, but the team were almost out of the fight for the medals, and therefore out of the World Championship in France until a goal by Federico Pizarro in the dying seconds of the match and a desperate block by Federico Fernández (with an empty goal) brought them back to life.But this was a new phase, this was a win-or-go-home game and the outcome of previous matches was now part of the past. It was as tough as expected. The goal difference was not bigger than two goals for the entire first half. Both teams made use of the seventh player rule, just like in previous matches; during which Fabio Chiuffa and then Federico Fernandez missed the target with an empty goal. The crowd played its part and helped the local team raise its spirit to turn the score around, but two bad ball handlings led to two fast breaks that Brazil changed for goals. By the end of the first 30 minutes, the score was 9-9.Right after the beginning of the second half, centre-back Sebastian Simonet, who had scored two goals, left the court with an injury on his right shoulder. He wouldn’t come back for the rest of the match and it was his younger brother, Pablo, who took over the leading of the team. Brazil speeded up and took advantage of the two defensive changes that Argentina made on almost every play, but it was a couple of fast breaks that made the difference. The Albicelestes insisted on playing with the pivot, but the Brazilian defence was very awake and the passes would not reach their destination. With 10 minutes left to be played the score was 18-14. In the end, the difference was not too big, but the time left on the clock was not enough for the locals to overcome it.For Jose Toledo, Wisla Plock’s right back, the match was decided due in the physical aspect: “I think the difference was there. They made two changes in the centre of the defence and we exploited it and speeded up when we needed to. We ran the entire time and I think eventually they got tired a little bit. The rotation of our players was also important; we made lots of changes depending on Argentina’s defensive set up”.Fabio Chiuffa (BRA) and Federico Fernandez (ARG) were top scorers of the match with 5 goals each. Brazil’s rival for the final will be Chile while Argentina will face Uruguay for the third place and the last spot at stake for France 2017. read more

30kmh speed limit approved for some Dublin city roads

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Sasko Lazarov/ Share28 Tweet Email 12,490 Views 88 Comments By Michelle Hennessy Image: Sasko Lazarov/ Dec 6th 2016, 9:04 AM Tuesday 6 Dec 2016, 9:04 AM DUBLIN CITY COUNCILLORS have approved the introduction of a 30km/h speed limit on all residential roads within the canal ring of the city.In a vote last night, 37 councillors were in favour, eight were against and two abstained.Speaking to RTÉ’s Morning Ireland today, Green Party councillor Ciaran Cuffe said the new by-laws will come into force on roads inbetween canals on 31 March. At the end of May, a number of other residential areas will also see a change to the 30km/h limit.“The reason for it is that it’ll save lives. There is a lot of strong academic evidence saying that if people are driving slower, less people will be killed or injured,” Cuffe said.The councillor also said the change will ease parents’ worries about their children walking in these areas. Road signs will now be changed to reflect the new, lower speed limit and “where budgets allow”, the council will make changes to the roads.“Simply changing the road signs does work – you get a significant change,” he said.Read: The AA thinks they’re ‘ridiculous’, but Dublin City Council stands firm on 30km speed limits>Read: Breakdown: These are the speeds of drivers caught over the speed limit since 7am> Short URL 30km/h speed limit approved for some Dublin city roads Councillor Ciaran Cuffe said there is strong academic evidence that this move can save lives. last_img read more

Carrascos wife confirms Arsenal and United interest

first_imgThe wife of Yannick Carrasco, Noemie Happart, has welcomed interest from Premier League clubs and confirmed they want to leave China and return to Europe.Carrasco left Atletico Madrid in February 2018 to sign for Dalian Yifang and has scored seven goals in 25 appearances so far for the Chinese Super League club.Recent reports suggest he’s unhappy in the far east and is looking to move in the January transfer window.Arsenal and Manchester United were reportedly offered the player, but Unai Emery’s statement that the club will only bring in players on loan might scupper the deal.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.Carrasco’s wife, Noemie Happart has confirmed the reports linking her husband to Arsenal and Manchester United.“There are a lot of things going on, he has been called by a lot of clubs,” Happart told Belgian TV Show RTBF.“A lot of clubs are interested, nothing concrete, nothing has been signed yet.“Yes, they [Arsenal and Manchester United] are interested. I do not hide it, but nothing is signed.”last_img read more