VIDEO: Chelsea and Manchester United flop Falcao scores TWICE in Monaco friendly

first_imgRadamel Falco is a laughing stock for all fans of English football, after his two spells in the Premier League.Regarded as one of the most prolific strikers of his generation, the Colombian forward’s stock has plummeted since signing for Manchester United in the summer of 2014He scored just four goals in 29 games for the Red Devils, but for some reason Chelsea then moved for him, bringing him in last summer.That turned out to be even more of a disaster, with just one goal in 12 appearances, and not suprisingly he is back at Monaco preparing for the 2016/17 season.And Falcao might just be getting back to his best!Taking part in a pre-season friendly, the 30-year-old netted twice in a 4-1 win over Sporting CP, potentially sparking a revival of his career ahead of the coming campaign.You can watch both his goals above…last_img read more

SWILLY DRIVE STEERING THE LONG-TERM UNEMPLOYED BACK INTO WORK

first_img“L to R, Noel Matthews, MD Matthews Coach Hire, Michael Coleman and Karl Sweeney, Training Director Swilly Group. Michael attended the Swilly Group Momentum funded Export & Transport Manager course in 2012/2013. Michael served his work placement with Matthews Coach Hire and has secured full time employment with Matthews. Michael has progressed through his course from being Long Term Unemployed to now holding a full time, senior management position with a progressive company for over a year”Over TWO HUNDRED places on Job seeking support programmes have been awarded to Donegal as part of the second round of EU funded Momentum initiative, a job seeking support programme managed by SOLAS.The places are FREE to persons who have been on Job Seekers Allowance/Benefit and actively seeking work for 12 months or more.All programmes run under Momentum involve job seeking support, certified vocational training and a period of work placement providing an excellent opportunity for persons to secure employment. The Vocational training being provided on Momentum 2 includes Transport Management, Childcare, Professional Food & Beverages Services, Surf Instructing with Lifeguarding as well as the very popular Bus and Truck Driving Programmes.A full range of Momentum courses is available on the Momentum website, http://www.momentumskills.ieThis is the second round of Momentum Programmes to be rolled out in the North West.Letterkenny based training company, the Swilly Group will be responsible for the delivery of a number Momentum programmes in Donegal. Director of Training Services, Karl Sweeney, told Donegal Daily, “In the previous round of Momentum, we helped secure employment for a large number of persons who were unemployed for a long time.“We have established relationships with a wide network of employers throughout Donegal who are actively seeking new employees.“This provides us with an advantage in helping people get a job opportunity.Karl told Donegal Daily, “Our Momentum programmes a more than just a training course. We support the participants in overcoming their barriers to employment and help the participant gain the skills and qualifications that local employers want.“A key aspect of Momentum is we create that all important link between the participant and the employer and support the participants make a smooth transition into employment”. Carl Vesey who completed the Swilly Group Bus Driving Course last year explained the significance of the impact of the course on his life .He told Donegal Daily, “Before undertaking the Swilly Drive bus course, I couldn’t pay my mortgage – now I’m up and running again.If you’d like to find out a little more about any of Swilly Groups Momentum programmes, visit the website at www.swillygroup.com or contact our office at (074) 91 51212.SWILLY DRIVE STEERING THE LONG-TERM UNEMPLOYED BACK INTO WORK was last modified: October 10th, 2014 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:BusinessFeaturesnewsSwilly Drivelast_img read more

GOLF NEWS: EILEEN WILLIAMSON WINS THE LETTERKENNY LADIES ST PATRICK’S WEEKEND COMPETITION

first_imgLetterkenny Ladies Golf News: The Ladies of the Letterkenny Golf Club ran a St Patrick’s Weekend Competition. Congratulations to all the winners who were Eileen Williamson (21) 36pts, runners up were Bridget Mc Clafferty (25) 33 pts bot and third was Marian O Sullivan (10) 33 pts. Presentation date to be announced soon.Our 13 hole re/entry competition winners were Bridget Mc Clafferty (25) 24 pts, runners up were Lady Vice Captain Jackie Ireland (26) 24 pts bot and third place went to Kay Kelly (27) 23pts. Well done ladies keep up the good golf. Lady Captain Margo Birmingham would like to extend an invitation to ladies to play golf. There is a structured beginners ladies program in place at the club, which will start in April.Golf can be enjoyed by all age groups and the ladies club welcome ladies at all levels, those who are total beginners and those who would like to renew their interest in playing the sport again.Golf is a great sport, very nice social scene and the opportunity to meet and enjoy the friendship of fellow golfers.If you are interested please email ladiesgolflk@gmail.com or telephone (087) 9677673. Clubs can be provided for the initial lessons.  GOLF NEWS: EILEEN WILLIAMSON WINS THE LETTERKENNY LADIES ST PATRICK’S WEEKEND COMPETITION was last modified: March 18th, 2015 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:golfLadiesletterkennyNoticesSportlast_img read more

Arsenal youngster in line for shock Juventus after Charlton loan

first_img silverware smart causal impact Arsenal youngster Stephy Mavididi in action for England’s Under-20s. Most Popular Premier League News How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Arsenal youngster Stephy Mavididi is a shock for Italian champions Juventus, according to reports in Italy.Highly thought of by youth coaches at the Emirates, the 20-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan at League One side Charlton. Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? predicted revealed Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions BEST OF Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Now he is attracting interest from Juventus.The Italian giants are said to be tracking Mavididi and they are prepared to make an offer for him.Juve would reportedly offer Mavididi a spot in their under-23 team, but they have also said he will have the chance to break into the first team.Mavididi has been at Arsenal from a young age and has yet to feature for the first team.He has played for England at youth level right up to the Under-20s. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures possible standings latest whoops 1 gameday cracker The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT last_img read more

Worried Man United fans? How long every Premier League club has trailed for

first_img 10 REPLY 10 1. Manchester City have spent a total of 12 minutes trailing in games this season 2. Chelsea have spent a total of 38 minutes trailing in games this season MONEY 11. Southampton have spent a total of 310 minutes trailing in games this season10. Newcastle United have spent a total of 307 minutes trailing in games this season Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 10 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions BEST OF Latest Football Stories Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Newcastle United striker Salomon Rondon might just save the Magpies 10 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won RANKED REVEALED no dice getty Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 6. Bournemouth have spent a total of 202 minutes trailing in games this season5. Everton have spent a total of 178 minutes trailing in games this season4. Tottenham Hotspur have spent a total of 149 minutes trailing in games this season Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars 20. Fulham have spent a total of 553 minutes trailing in games this season19. Cardiff City have spent a total of 473 minutes trailing in games this season18. Huddersfield Town have spent a total of 454 minutes trailing in games this season17. Manchester United have spent a total of 395 minutes trailing in games this season Arsenal players celebrate their 3-1 victory over West Ham United 10center_img 16. Burnley have spent a total of 388 minutes trailing in games this season15. Leicester City have spent a total of 388 minutes trailing in games this season14. Brighton & Hove Albion have spent a total of 374 minutes trailing in games this season Manchester United stars Marcus Rashford and Chris Smalling applaud their supporters 10 Pep Guardiola’s men have made a strong start in their bid for a second straight title 3. Liverpool have spent a total of 64 minutes trailing in games this season shining Crystal Palace are set for another mid-table finish Marcos Alonso celebrates scoring against Arsenal in Chelsea’s victorious London derby in August REVEALED 10 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade 9. West Ham United have spent a total of 294 minutes trailing in games this season8. Watford have spent a total of 243 minutes trailing in games this season7. Arsenal have spent a total of 237 minutes trailing in games this season Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho 10 Brighton star Lewis Dunk celebrates scoring away against Cardiff City It’s been another tumultuous season for Manchester United and while they have picked up in recent weeks there are a few statistics which will worry their fans.First of all they’re conceding a fair amount of goals (21) and after 12 games have a negative goal difference (-1) but perhaps the most worrying is the amount of time they’ve been trailing in the Premier League. Tottenham Hotspur stars celebrate Juan Foyth’s goal away at Crystal Palace’s Selhurst Park Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Jose Mourinho’s men have now been behind in games for 395 minutes, out of a total of 1,080 – the fourth highest of any club in the top flight.Currently, only Huddersfield Town, Cardiff City, and Fulham have spent longer trailing in the Premier League.Partly, this is down to the Red Devils conceding early goals against West Ham United, Newcastle, and rivals Manchester City but it remains a worrying trend.So what about the other teams? Find out below thanks to soccerstats.com… Liverpool players celebrate scoring against Fulham huge blow ADVICE 10 getty 13. Wolverhampton Wanderers have spent a total of 319 minutes trailing in games this season12. Crystal Palace have spent a total of 312 minutes trailing in games this season 10last_img read more

Foreign stars win Two Oceans Marathon

first_img22 April 2014Lesotho’s Lebenya Nkoka and Russian Nina Podnebesnova won the 45th edition of the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon in cool and windy conditions in Cape Town on the Easter weekend.Ethiopian Ketema Tadese led the race through the marathon mark in 2:19:45, with a 15-second gap over the chase group of Hendrick Ramaala, 2010 winner Mabhutile Lebopo and Nkoka.Cresting Constantia, Nkoka made his break and had opened a 21 seconds over Ramaala after 50km, which he went through in 2:49:02.From there he looked every part the winner as he strode forwards to the finishing line at University of Cape Town grounds. He broke the tape in 3:09:52, to record the first win by a Lesotho athlete since since 2010.‘A great day for me’“I had done a lot of speed work in the build up. I knew I needed more speed,” Nkoka said after completing the race. “This is a great day for me. It’s going to change things.”Ramaala, running his debut ultra marathon, was the runner-up, one minute 41 seconds behind the winner, but he still had the consolation of being first finisher in the 40-plus age group.”The South African thing’“I was initially training for a spring international marathon, but that never materialised, and with the [Old Mutual R1-million] bonus I decided I would do the ‘South African thing’ and try this,” the former New York Marathon winner said.“I slept with my window open and was amazed at the wind that came in last night. My initial plans of going for the record were blown away.“It was confusing over the initial kilometres. People were surging and there was no consistency of pace. I was told there were three hills, but I found so many more,” he said. “At the marathon I was dead, but it’s a mental thing. Then I was hungry. This ultra thing is different, and harder than I expected.”Lesotho runners claimed three of the top four positions, with Masilo Matjiane ending third and Warinyane Lebopo.Women’s raceIn the women’s race, Ethiopia’s Shitaye Debellu took the lead out of Hout Bay. She looked strong up to the marathon mark but then faded on the steep climb to Constantia Nek, where she was caught by Nina Podnebesnova, who went on to break the tape in 3:40:07. She had previously finished fifth on 2011 and 2013.“I changed my coach over the past year, and he focused more on cross-country, track, and improving my speed,” the Russian said after securing victory.Debellu, who finished in 3:43:37, was the first of three Ethiopian women to earn gold medals on their debut.After a decade of dominating the Cape classic, the Nurgalieva twins, Elena and Olesya, were below par, having caught flu immediately before flying out to South Africa.Nurgalieva twins“Olesya was really bad in the last few days,” said Elena, who was nonetheless able to finish third in 3:43:59. “Before the race I did not expect to be in the top five. I am happy that I was able to get third today, but after a rest I hope to get back to form for Comrades.” Her sister, Olesya, finished sixth in 3:51:46.Pauline Njeya was the leading South African runner in fifth place, while Zola Pieterse (nee Budd) looked to be in cruise mode for most of the race and finished eleventh in 4:07:58.Half-marathonEarlier in the day, Stephen Mokoka clocked 1:04:16 to win the half-marathon, just 80 metres clear of Joel Mmone and Gladwin Mzazi, who were both credited with a time of 1:04:29.Lebo Paulino out ran Rene Kalmer in the ladies’ race, taking line honours in 1:14:00, 23 seconds clear of Kalmer. Ethiopian Gezashigh Gemeda was third in 1:15:02.RESULTSMenLebenya Nkoka (Les) 3:09:52Hendrick Ramaala (RSA) 3:11:33Masilo Mtajiane (Les) 3:12:00Warinyane Lebopo (Les) 3:12:24Ketema Tadese (Eth) 3:12:35WomenNina Podebesnova (Rus) 3:40:07Shitaye Debellu (Eth) 3:43:37Elena Nurgalieva (Rus) 3:43:59Mamarallo Tjoka (Les) 3:46:13Paulina Njeya (RSA) 3:50:48SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

American Farmland Trust targets soil health through Conservation Innovation Grant

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest American Farmland Trust was awarded a highly competitive 2018 Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. Authorized by the 2002 Farm Bill, CIG helps develop the tools, technologies and strategies to support next-generation conservation efforts on working lands.“Through programs like the Conservation Innovation Grants Program, we’re fueling the development of new and exciting tools and technologies, helping farmers improve their agricultural and conservation outcomes,” said Leonard Jordan, NRCS Acting Chief.The grant will fund a new AFT project called “Accelerating Soil Health Adoption by Quantifying Economic and Environmental Outcomes & Overcoming Barriers on Rented Land” that is designed to give farmers and landowners the quantitative evidence they need to make better conservation decisions.One barrier to wider use of soil health practices that improve water, save soil, protect climate, and often increase profit has been limited quantitative data proving their benefits.AFT will work in six watersheds across five states (California, Illinois, Ohio, New York and Virginia) to quantify the benefits experienced by 24 farmers who have already implemented soil health practices like reduced tillage, cover crops, nutrient management, crop rotation and more.The data collected will be used to produce economic case studies that include soil health, water quality and greenhouse gas outcomes experienced by the successful soil health farmers. The case studies will be used to encourage other farmers and non-operating landowners to implement environmentally sound farming practices more quickly and in greater numbers. The project also aims to foster better conversations and lease arrangements between farmers and non-operating landowners to better share in the risk and rewards of investing in soil health practices.“We are thrilled and honored to have been chosen to receive the NRCS CIG grant. At AFT, we hope this new quantitative evidence helps farmers and landowners agree to adopt soil health practices on more land sooner, and with that decision, to reap the benefits of greater productivity, increased profitability and environmental improvement,” said Michelle Perez, director of AFT’s water initiative.last_img read more

A Focus on Inputs

first_imgSales management is a leadership role. More directly, anyone who wants to succeed in management should think of themselves as a leader. What a leader does is create a future state through the effort of those they lead. Understanding the difference between management and leadership is to look at the difference between inputs and outputs, something most sales managers and leaders don’t spend enough time considering.One of the duties the sales manager has is to forecast the pipeline for their team, reporting up to the leadership their progress on attaining their goals. Forecasting is a necessary task and duty of the sales manager, but it is managerial and not leadership (especially if, like some organizations, this is the daily responsibility).The sales manager also must ensure that the necessary opportunities are created and won. Some sales managers perceive this duty as requiring them to close the deals for their salespeople. This is not to say that closing deals is not sometimes necessary, nor that it isn’t also an opportunity to teach, train, and develop their salesforce. Was it true that sales managers were closing deals to teach true most of the time there would be nothing to write here? However, making sales calls for your team is not leadership either.The sales manager’s role is to generate the outputs by working on and with the inputs. The inputs include organizing, coaching, training, and developing the sales force. It means ensuring they focus on the right outcomes, and that they have the skill sets and toolkits and mindset to succeed in generating those outcomes. It means troubleshooting deals by asking questions and causing their salespeople to use their resourcefulness and their situational knowledge to determine what their choices are, as well as how to make a good decision and execute against it.Hiring the right people is to work on the inputs. Training and developing people, also inputs. Coaching is to work on inputs. Demonstrating the capabilities that the sales force needs, and helping them become more valuable to their clients is to work on inputs. Growing a team of 52 percent caps SMEs is to work on inputs. Ensuring that time and energy is being spent on things that matter is to work on inputs.Reporting is an output. Forecasting is an output. Reviewing territory and account plans is an input. Building pursuit plans to win dream clients and helping establish a cadence for all of the client interactions a salesperson might have is an input. Reviewing opportunities is to work on inputs, it’s the game you are playing.The ideas here always make me think of football. It would be as if the head coach’s job was to call the owner of the football team after every set of plays on offense or defensive to report the score. I imagine the owner and the coach both talking about the score, with the football team staring at the sideline looking for help and direction. The score is already visible to both the coach and the owner, but the only way to change the score on the scoreboard is to focus on playing the game as effectively as possible and with the intention of winning. Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Alora determined to finally beat Cambodian rival if they meet in AIMAG

first_imgRead Next Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View comments E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  LATEST STORIES LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief MOST READ Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses A familiar face, though, could stand in her way once again with Cambodian Sorn Seavmey also in the competition and Alora is looking to turn in a different result if they meet.“Of course it still hurts,” said Alora in a round table discussion at College of St. Benilde on Thursday. “But I need to move on and keep fighting because I might face her once more.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Right now, I want to beat her but the Aimag is bigger than the SEA Games and I want to get a podium finish.”Seavmey beat Elora 13-6 in the final of the women’s kyorugi -73 kilogram event marking the fourth straight time the Filipina lost to her Cambodian opponent.center_img LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rio Olympians Kirstie Alora (left) and Hidilyn Diaz during a roundtable discussion at College of St. Benilde. Photo by Bong LozadaFilipino jin Kirstie Alora said she still feels the pain of losing in the gold medal match in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games two games ago.But with new challenge coming up in the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan from September 17-27, Alora is determined to leave her Malaysia frustrations behind.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC UAAP Season 80 Preview: New look, same goals for FEU Tamaraws Alora, who will stay in her weight division, said her disappointment in the SEA Games will be her motivation come the Aimag.“The Aimag is bigger than the SEA Games, and the loss was a learning experience for me.” UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspensionlast_img read more