‘Srinagar traders have lost ₹1,000 crore’

first_imgThe trade community in Srinagar has suffered an estimated loss of ₹1,000 crore in the past week due to the restrictions imposed after the Centre abrogated provisions of Article 370 and divided Jammu & Kashmir into two Union Territories, stakeholders claimed on Sunday.“The average loss of business per day in Kashmir today is to the tune of at least ₹175 crore as life has come to a standstill due to the restrictions imposed by the authorities,” a member of the Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) said.The trade body leader requested anonymity as “I do not want any trouble from the authorities”.“Bakeries and livestock dealers have been the worst-hit by the restrictions as people are not able to come out of their homes to make purchases. The bakery owners stand to suffer losses to the tune of ₹200 crore as their products have a lesser shelf life,” he said.A bakery owner in Karan Nagar area of the city said he alone stands to lose around ₹1 crore.“I have an inventory of ₹50 lakh and overhead costs of ₹20 lakh. Since there are no sales to show for, the interest on bank loans will break the back of my business,” he said.While some bakeries in the civil lines area of the city were running, the outlets in downtown city were not allowed to be opened by the authorities.Bashir Ahmed, a livestock dealer, hailing from Poonch, had come to Kashmir with his herd of goats and sheep in the hope of making some profit through sale of sacrificial animals on the eve of Eid-ul-Azha, but he said he might have to take most of them back with him.“Last year around this time, I had sold off all my herd and was headed home to celebrate Eid with my family. This year I have sold only 15 of the 200-odd goats I had brought along,” Ahmad said.With curbs on the movement of people, the livestock dealer is finding it very difficult to find food for his herd.“As the restrictions were eased on Saturday, we were hopeful that sales might pick up on Sunday and Monday. However, the hopes have been dashed now,” he said, adding that he would make his way towards Poonch on Monday morning with whatever livestock is left with him.Mohammed Yasin, a readymade garments dealer in Lal Chowk, has walked three days in a row from his Hazratbal home to his shop in hopes of selling some of the stocks he had purchased for Eid.“With the situation so uncertain, people are not preparing to celebrate Eid as they would in the past years. Buying new clothes, a tradition among Kashmiri Muslims on Eid, is not on their mind this time,” Yasin said.The roadside vendors, who sell second-hand merchandise from TRC crossing to Polo View, have also been severely affected as they have not been allowed to set up their stalls on the Eid eve.“Sunday market, as this place is popularly known, has been the poor man’s favourite shopping place to buy branded clothing. Not all goods sold here are second-hand.. some of the goods are those rejected by big brands which are then off-loaded at throwaway prices.“We have customers coming here from every nook and corner of the valley –most of them from rural areas of Kashmir — on occasions like Eid but there will be no Eid for us this time and probably no Eid for our patrons as well,” said Sajjad Hussain, a roadside vendor who had come early on Sunday morning to check the possibility of displaying his goods.last_img read more

How to Eliminate Job Interview Nervousness

first_img 2.9★ 3.6★ Line Cooks Red Robin Spokane, WA CNA – Certified Nursing Assistant Interim HealthCare Ogden, UT 2.6★ 3.6★ Diesel Mechanic – Experienced Clarke Power Services, Inc. Jackson, MS 4.8★ Physician Assistant – General Surgery Kaiser Permanente – Washington Permanente Medical Group Seattle, WA 23 hours ago 23h We’ve all experienced the rollercoaster ride that comes with getting the interview for a big job: the exhilaration and relief of the first phone call letting us know we’re in the door, paired with the sudden, crushing fear of the impending performance are enough to make anyone’s head spin.It doesn’t have to be that way. Fortunately for all of us (introverts included), it’s possible to adjust our approach to a big interview to be less nervous about it. Here are three things you can do to properly channel your nervousness into confidence: Swap “scared” for “excited”First, stop telling yourself you’re nervous. Your heart may be pounding, and you may be sweating a little more than usual, but you know what? We have the same reaction when we get really excited, too. In fact, research shows that the prominent hormone released when you’re scared (cortisol) is the same hormone released when you’re excited. It’s just that fear dips us in a negative direction, while excitement catapults us in a positive one. So, take the win! Every time you start to tell yourself you’re nervous about an interview, remind yourself that nervous energy also fuels excited energy. Then channel that energy into preparing for the interview and acing it.An Introvert’s Guide To Job HuntingPrepare early and frequentlyAttention procrastinators: waiting until the night before a big interview won’t do you any favors when it comes to remembering your material. It’s in your best interest to practice your interview answers (using lots of good stories about your skills in the workplace) using the impression-association-repetition approach a few days in advance of your interview. Using a combination of sensory impressions, word- and story-associations, and repetition to study your interview materials will help you completely process your interview answers. As a result, your conversation will be more natural, and you’ll remember everything you want to remember when the opportunity presents itself to speak to your skills and accomplishments. Switch seats with your interviewerHere’s another mental shift you need to make: when you’re nervous about an interview, approach it as if you’re the one doing the interviewing. After all, interviews aren’t a one-way street; it’s in your best interest to grill the potential company, too, so you know what you’re getting into and see if you even want the job in the first place.The 30 Most Important Interview Questions to Ask This SummerLower the stakes Often, when we’re nervous about an interview, the intense emotions we feel come from what’s on the line: a job you need, a job you want, or simply your personal reputation. But what if you decided absolutely nothing was riding on the interview? Lower the stakes by deciding that you may not take the job if you get offered. Approach this tete-a-tete as an informational meeting that you’ll use to decide whether or not you’ll take a second meeting – not the job itself. If you can’t psych yourself out of wanting the job, at least decide that you won’t make any decisions or assumptions about the job until your second interview. That way, you can push the pressure off from meeting to meeting.It’s natural to be nervous about an interview. After all, not everyone wakes up excited to convince strangers to hire them. But using these tips, you’re on a straightforward path to reduce jitters and interview like the excellent job candidate you are.50 Most Common Interview Questions 23 hours ago 23h Line Cook Double Diamond Graford, TX 4.4★ 3.4★ 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23hcenter_img N/A 23 hours ago 23h Maintenance Worker- Relief/Temp Clinical Support Options Northampton, MA Hospice Aide – CNA St Croix Hospice Cedar Rapids, IA 23 hours ago 23h Sr. VP_CFO and Administrative Services Spire Credit Union Falcon Heights, Ramsey, MN 23 hours ago 23h 2.5★ 23 hours ago 23h Retail Store Manager Plow and Hearth, LLC Moosic, PA Browse Open Jobs 3.2★ 23 hours ago 23h Manager In Training Crew Carwash Fishers, IN 23 hours ago 23hlast_img read more

​Chelsea legend Hasselbaink backs Conte decision to sell Costa

first_imgChelsea legend Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has backed Antonio Conte’s decision to sell striker Diego Costa this summer.The Spain international recently revealed that Conte had intimated him through a text message that he doesn’t feature in his plans for next season.However, Hasselbaink thinks Conte is looking at the bigger picture by letting Costa leave this summer. He said on ITV: “We all know Costa is a smart individual and I think he has played this to his benefit.”I think there is more behind it than just a text. Conte is way too smart and way too experienced [for] it to be just that.”I think he was always going to let Costa go. I think there has always been a bit of friction between them and I think Conte is thinking about the team and the bigger picture.”last_img

​Marcotti: We’ve seen this before with Man Utd, Chelsea target Lewandowski

first_imgThe agents of Robert Lewandowski are engineering speculation that the Polish striker may leave Bayern Munich, according to expert journalist Gab Marcotti.Lewandowski’s representatives recently claimed that their client was upset with the club, which has piqued the interest of Manchester United and Chelsea.”I think we’ve been here before with Lewandowski and Lewandowski’s people,” Marcotti told ESPN FC.”You’ll remember a couple of years ago there was the same issue, but with Real Madrid at the time.”This is how intermediaries make their money, they know Manchester United are looking for a centre-forward and can afford one. They know Chelsea are looking for a centre-forward and can afford one.”They try to put together a deal and certainly if you are Lewandowski’s agent, you don’t mind if people go out and do that.”last_img

Man Utd splash out big to prise Fabinho away from Monaco

first_imgManchester United are on the brink of signing of AS Monaco wing-back Fabinho.According to Italian transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio, United are very close to signing Fabinho.He reckons negotiations between the two clubs are under way.And he says United will stump up £44m for the defensive midfielder, including bonuses.If a deal goes through, Fabinho will become the second summer addition to Jose Mourinho’s squad.The Portuguese gaffer nabbed Victor Lindelof from Benfica earlier this month.last_img

Personalizing your fundraising outreach

first_imgOne of the best bloggers I know, Jeff Brooks of Donor Power, had some interesting data to share about his efforts to personalize newsletters. I’d proposed that nonprofits write their newsletters specifically for the donor — for example, naming the newsletter “How Katya Has Helped X Organization.” He hasn’t done the title like that before, but he has personalized by name in a number of ways, including in headlines (two steps ahead of moi, naturally). Here’s what he says:*The personalized newsletter didn’t do much for the large nonprofit he tried it with. Results were slightly elevated over normal results, but not enough to cover the extra cost.*The approach seems to work better for smaller and localized organizations.*The approach works wonders for urban rescue missions. Jeff has also experimented with a newsletter for high-dollar donors that not only used the donor name, but also gave different content (stories and photos) based on the donor preferences and giving history. The impact on revenue was very good, but the costs were high. The program was very time-consuming to manage, though.I think the most important thing to keep in mind is that personalization is important even if you can’t pull off naming the newsletter after the donor. Think of your donors as people, not ATMs, and write about what THEY care about. It’s not about your programs, it’s about the difference your donors made. Remember, they want to feel important. That’s the kind of personalization we can’t do without. And if you’re an urban rescue mission, try putting the donor’s name in the e-Newsletter title!last_img read more

Global Bloggers Gear Up for the First Day of the Global Maternal Health Conference in Delhi!

first_imgPosted on August 28, 2010July 14, 2014Click 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 email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)This Monday marks the start of the first ever Global Maternal Health Conference. The conference is being held in Delhi, India–and will focus on lessons learned, neglected issues, and innovative approaches to reducing maternal mortality and morbidity.The organizers of the conference, the Maternal Health Task Force at EngenderHealth and the Public Health Foundation of India, are looking forward to a lively online discussion around the happenings of the conference. We have linked up with  global health and development professionals around the world to form a team of global bloggers who will share their reactions to the conference sessions–and fuel a robust online dialogue.Our guest bloggers hail from a number of international health, development, and media institutions including the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Global Health Initiative, Women Deliver, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Centre for Health Policy and Innovation, Earth Sciences University of Cambridge, the Population Council, Gender Across Borders, the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, and more.Stay tuned to the MHTF Blog for up-to-date reactions and analysis of the conference sessions.For information on the live streaming of the conference, click here. Join the conversation! Follow the MHTF and EngenderHealth on Twitter: @MHTF and @EngenderHealth.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

Maternal Mental Health on GlobalMama

first_imgPosted on February 4, 2011November 13, 2014Click 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 email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)We have a new post up today on our Medscape blog, GlobalMama, called “Addressing maternal mental health.” Be sure to check it out! Also, take a look at Audrey Prost’s presentation from the Global Maternal Health Conference on maternal mental health.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img

New Interactive Timeline

first_imgPosted on December 20, 2011November 13, 2014Click 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 email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Over the past three years, the MHTF has done a wide variety of activities, including, but certainly not limited to, hosting meetings and conferences, identifying innovative approaches to improving maternal health, and funding research on emerging issues.While you can learn all about the activities on various pages on our website, they are now available in one place on our new interactive timeline.Learn about the Maternal Health Policy Dialogue, the technical meetings we have hosted and the various small grant projects we have supported, by clicking here.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img

The Lancet and Imperial College: New Commission on Global Health Technologies

first_imgShare this: Posted on August 1, 2012Click 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 email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)A recent collaboration between The Lancet and Imperial College London has led to a new Commission on Technologies for Global Health (launched today) that explores how medical technology (that tends to be developed in wealthy countries) can most effectively be utilized to improve health outcomes in low and middle income countries. The report looks into the appropriateness of existing technologies–and highlights examples of highly effective and context-appropriate global health technologies. Interestingly, the report notes that, “According to hospital inventories, an estimated 40% of healthcare equipment in developing countries is out of service, compared with less than 1% in high-income countries,” raising big questions about the effectiveness of technologies developed in rich countries being deployed to resource-poor settings.From the executive summary of the new Commission:Instead of relying on hand-me-down technologies from wealthier countries, which can be costly, inappropriate for local conditions, and even dangerous, the authors urge a renewed effort towards developing what they call “frugal technologies”—cost-effective technologies that are developed specifically to cope in local conditions. Examples of frugal technologies which have been developed to meet local needs include: the Jaipur foot, a rubber prosthetic for people who have lost their leg and foot below the knee; PATH’s Uniject injection system, which allows once-only use of needles for injectable contraceptives; and the eRanger, a durable rural ambulance, based around a motorbike and stretcher sidecar (which can be modified to carry one or two people).Read the full executive summary of the Commission.Read the Lancet Editorial that accompanies the new Commission: Technologies for Global HealthRead the BBC story about the new Commission: Medical Equipment ‘Undermining Aid Effort’Follow The Lancet and Imperial’s Institute of Global Health Innovation on Twitter!More on Global Health technologies:Learn more about WHO’s Compendium of Global Health Technologies.Discover MANDATE’s Maternal and Neonatal Health Technology Briefs.Take a look at Maternova’s Innovation Index that tracks new technologies that aim to improve the health of mothers and newborns. ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

Lessons from labor history, part 2

first_imgYesterday, the staff of Freelancers Union had our second discussion on labor history. (Read the first post here.) In preparation, we read “Open Source Unionism,” an influential (and sometimes controversial) essay from 2002, by Richard B. Freeman and Joel Rogers. A version of their argument is available at The Nation. Executive Director Sara Horowitze presents questions for discussion to the staff.After briefly reviewing the evolution of craft and industrial unions, we discussed open source unionism, as Freeman and Rogers conceive it, and how it relates to what Freelancers Union does. Some of the key features of open source unionism:Organizes workers across industries and occupationsMembership continues even when the worker switches employersDelivery of services not just through the workplace, but also through the web and (offline) communitiesCollective bargaining where possible, but also political mobilization and individual representation and adviceInstead of strikes and group arbitration, members take action through public campaigns, community pressure, and “cyber picketing”Democracy effected not just through votes but through market forcesMany member types, with “graduated power and dues proportionate to commitment, and services offered”Some of these things look a lot like what we’re doing at Freelancers Union: our membership spans many industries and occupations; members choose their own level of financial involvement based on the services they need; services are delivered without reference to the workplace. On the other hand, Freeman and Rogers list a number of elements that don’t take place through this organization at all. Freelancers Union doesn’t engage in collective bargaining (unless you call negotiating a lower health insurance rate for the whole group “collective bargaining”). Some of them we hope to initiate, such as geographic coordination and more local, in-person meet-ups. (Keep an eye on our events page for upcoming networking events in the new year.) Those of us in the discussion found it really helpful to look at a non-traditional model for unionism as way of understanding what, exactly, Freelancers Union is. We’re going to pursue this thread of inquiry, and next time we’ll be discussing mutual aid societies, craft guilds, and similar organizations.last_img read more

How to build a solid network

first_imgThis is a post from a member of the Freelancers Union community. If you’re interested in sharing your expertise, your story, or some advice you think will help a fellow freelancer out, feel free to send your blog post to us here.”Your network is your net worth.”It sounds cliche, but it is true. If your current network consists of people who are at or below your skill level or even at the same spot as you, how do you expect to grow and build? I’m going to run through some tips on not only how to build a stronger network of people and will show you how easy it is.Be a human being.The first step should be the easiest to get, but often for some, it isn’t. If you want to build long lasting relationships and a fruitful career in your field, start off by being a genuine human being who actually is interested in the other party that they want to network with. Look at it like dating, if you are solely going after that person for something, it is very easy to sniff out and won’t end up being a long-lasting relationship.One of the ways to show that you are a human being during networking is showing appreciation. It’s one thing to go up to someone and strike a conversation, but that relationship can be taken to a completely new level if they feel that they are liked. Engage by learning what they know that you don’t yet. That way at the end, both parties feel like they added value.Beyond just showing appreciation, another key is to make sure you are actively listening to the conversation. When you’re a good listener you can demonstrate that you heard exactly what the other person was communicating, and also you can ask follow-up questions that reference what they were saying during the conversation.I’d also say making yourself relatable is very important. During an initial conversation with a person that you are trying to connect with, it goes a long way to making yourself relatable to them. Often when there are power dynamics in a conversation, the other party feels uncomfortable, so by making yourself relatable to them, it helps them at ease when asking for advice or help.Leave the door open.Note that during most initial meetings or conversations, you are very likely to talk with that person again, so you always want to leave the door open for future networking. One way to do this is by leaving the conversation with a sense of optimism for both parties. You want to not just have an initial conversation and leave it be, ideally, you’d set up a follow-up date on what you two discussed upon or you’d keep in contact with regular follow ups about the discussion you had. Relationships take a long time to build, so you should start now.Even if during the conversation you notice that your services or needs don’t align, it is still always best to be open and honest in the beginning. For example saying something like, “It was really great connecting with you today, sorry I couldn’t be much help to what you were asking for, but if you ever have any other questions or needs, feel free to send me a note.”Envision your dream network.What do you want your dream network to look like? If you already know your dream contacts, then you should start writing down and practicing what you would like to talk about them with. That way whenever the day comes that you get the chance to meet them or you meet someone in your network who can introduce you them, you already have an advantage of talking points.Also, once you laid out your dream network, it is easier to pinpoint how to exactly get in touch with them. It might be difficult to get in touch with them off the bat, but you might find someone else who can connect you. By honing in on your dream network, you are better suited to stay focused on building your relationships to get there.Follow up and do the work.It sounds basic, and I laid it out in a previous article, but you have to follow up and also do the work that you said that you were going to do. People get sidetracked and busy and forget to get you what they said you would, so it’s important to make sure that you are always on top of it. Especially if this is a connection that you just made, you don’t want to leave a bad taste by not doing what you said you were going to.Ask first.Want to avoid an easy way to burn a bridge? Don’t connect two people via email without asking first. If a contact of yours wants to meet someone in your network, always remember to ask that connection first if it is okay that you introduce them, otherwise it could very well make that person want to remove themselves from your network.When you get permission to introduce the two parties, make the introduction as personable as you can. You don’t want to just copy and paste what they have in their bio section of their website, you want to specifically layout what the benefits are for the both parties that you are connecting, and relay the fact that you are there to facilitate the new connection.Don’t be needy.It’s hard to stay in touch with everyone in your network at all times, but don’t just reach out to someone in it only when you need something. That can easily be recognized, and it won’t be good for the long-term relationship. Instead, I would set reminders or make a list of people in your network on who you want to follow up with during that month. Even better, if you want to tap into your network without having to just send out follow up emails, then you should look into some content marketing ideas that you can add value to your relationship with your network such as blog writing, email marketing, vlogs, etc.Recognize it’s a process.Just like anything else in life, your dream network isn’t going to happen overnight. Make sure that you are spending time each day and week to cultivating and growing your network and don’t be hesitant to ask for introductions into certain circles so that you can expand your base. Avoid burning any bridges along the way and you’ll be on your way.Max Pete aka One Hand Wonder Man is a freelance website designer and digital marketer. Max Pete also specializes in social media management, email marketing, content creation, and paid advertising. You can check out and get in touch with him via his portfolio www.maxpete.colast_img read more

Guardiola dismisses contract extension claims

first_imgManchester City Guardiola dismisses Man City contract extension claims Matt Dorman 22:57 9/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Guardiola Getty Images Manchester City Premier League Stoke City v Manchester City Stoke City Guardiola Rumours had spread that the Catalan coach was on the verge of signing a new deal, rumours he has flatly denied Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola has rubbished speculation suggesting he could sign a contract extension in the coming weeks.Recent reports in Spain claimed Guardiola’s agent, Josep Maria Orobitg, had flown to Manchester to complete the negotiations.But the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss, whose initial three-year contract started in 2016, flatly denied the rumour that a deal new is imminent. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them 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 City would understandably be eager to tie down the 47-year-old as he looks to guide the Premier League leaders to a hat-trick of trophies this season.”Sometimes journalists receive bad information,” Guardiola said on Friday.”My agent is not in town. Was not, is not, will not be in town for the next six weeks.”Guardiola’s side visit struggling Stoke City on Monday as they seek to mount an immediate response to Wednesday’s surprise, albeit inconsequential, Champions League loss to Basel.Raheem Sterling and Fernandinho could both return from hamstring injuries, while Fabian Delph is also in contention to feature at bet365 Stadium.”Some of the players are better. Fernandinho and Raheem Sterling are much better,” Guardiola said.”We have one or two training sessions until the game. We are going to decide on Sunday. Fabian Delph is [uncertain].”The players are off today so I do not know the exact situation.”David Silva is expected to be in the squad after missing the Basel match for personal reasons. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Tim Duffie on Players as Recruiters at Oklahoma State

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. When I chatted with Oklahoma State cornerbacks coach Tim Duffie on Monday, he brought up some interesting points about recruiting. Despite all the movement of signing dates and when you can talk to players (and when you can’t) and everything else that goes into recruiting at the Power 5 level, one thing has remained constant.Players are some of the most important recruiters you have, if not the most important.“It’s no different from any other job,” said Duffie. “If the guys you’re coaching don’t like it, it’s going to be hard to get guys in. Really create a culture — which I think we have here — where the players like it and bring guys in that are built on toughness and discipline — all the things they’re going to need in life.”I mentioned this on Wednesday, but while it’s easy to 🙄 at any mention of Cowboy Culture, it does matter when so many people can coalesce around anything, even more so a set of values that they all at least somewhat buy into.Culture matters in businesses. I don’t know why we act like football teams or sports organizations in general would be all that different. Or maybe it’s unfair to say *we* there … maybe I’m the only one who forgets that the 11-player units we watch on Saturdays are simply the end product of 200 people pulling in the same direction.“The one rule we have is not making a mistake to bring in somebody who doesn’t fit into the room,” said Duffie. “[The other players] do a good job telling me if they believe a guy wouldn’t be our cup of tea.”Duffie has scored some good ones over the last few years with the help of the ones he recruited before them. From A.J. Green and Rodarius Williams to Tanner McCalister and Jayveon Cardwell to two guys I heard being raved about on Monday in Xavier Player and Demarco Jones. Duffie might not get the biggest stars, but his guys develop and play. And help get more guys who develop and play.Here’s what Cardwell said about Duffie and his teammates before heading to OSU back in 2017.“All the coaching staff has a laid-back personality. I really enjoyed talking to Coach Duffie. I felt like I could trust him. He’s very respectful. He valued me as a player and treated me differently than I’ve been treated by other coaches. I just really enjoyed that, it was great.”“I’m in a group message with the Oklahoma State commits. We talk almost daily just about us being a dominant force for our school. I’m excited to get back up there and meet the new people.” [PFB]I asked Duffie on Monday who the best recruiter of his current crop of CBs is, and he sank into a bit of coach speak that I also actually believe based on what I know about the guys in his CB room.“I don’t have a bad one.”last_img read more

2019 YASS Knockout

first_imgThe #YTKO turns the big 32!The Yass KO will be held over the weekend of 25th and 26th January 2020. See HERE for information and the 33 years of history about the YASS Knockout.It contains all the information you require, including accommodation, YASS KO rules and sponsors information. With up to $17000 in prize money, this years KO will be a cracker.Due to the success of the tournament, registrations are limited, don’t miss out, get your team registered now!last_img

Saudi Arabia vs Egypt: TV, stream & preview

first_imgWorld Cup Saudi Arabia vs Egypt: Live blog, text commentary, line-ups, stream & TV channel Goal Last updated 1 year ago 21:00 6/25/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Mohamed Salah Egypt Russia World Cup 2018 Getty World Cup Saudi Arabia v Egypt Saudi Arabia Egypt Powerade Saudi Arabia and Egypt will bow out with a final Group A fixture after the two sides lost both their previous matches What a mad finish to the game! Salah opened the scoring with a lovely lob, but Saudi Arabia scored the second of two first-half penalties – with record-breaking goalkeeper El Hadary saving the first in style – and snatching a winner with the last kick of the game to send Egypt home in floods of tears, bottom of the group with no points. FULL-TIME: SAUDI ARABIA 2-1 EGYPT90+5 mins: GOAL!!!! SAUDI ARABIA HAVE WON IT! It’s 2-1 now as Al Dawsari drills the ball into the far left corner, staying just onside as the ball is worked inside from the right in what is surely the last kick of the game!  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Perfection from Pulisic: Chelsea’s Captain America has arrived in the Premier League Why always Raheem? ‘Unplayable’ Sterling setting a standard Man City’s other stars need to match ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Otayf plays the ball first time for Al Dawsari, who hits it straight into the bottom corner to seal third place in the group and break Egyptian hearts. 90+1 mins: Egypt haven’t won any of their previous six World Cup matches (D2 L4). Were they to fail to win again here, they would be just two games off Honduras’ unwanted record of nine games in the competition without ever recording a victory.90 mins: There will be FOUR minutes of added time here. Can either side grab a winner? 89 mins: Egypt counter-attack at pace, with Warda racing down the right, before linking up with Salah just inside the box. He lays it off for Elneny, who tries to spread it wide on the left, but Sobhi gets in his way and the attack breaks down! 87 mins: MISS! The initial delivery is poor, but the second ball back into the box finds Al-Mogahwi, who tries an acrobatic effort that lands on the roof of the net! However, he looked to be offside, so it wouldn’t have counted. 86 mins: Fathy picks up a yellow card, giving away a free-kick out on the flank. 85 mins: OFFSIDE! Salah looks to have curved his run to perfection as he drives in on goal from the right, but the flag goes up for offside! 84 mins: CHANCE! Kahraba bears down on goal with a Saudi defender for company, and can only smack his shot straight at the goalkeeper, who palms it out! He, too, ignored the run of an open team-mate, although he was offside anyway, so it wouldn’t have counted.83 mins: Salah tries to wriggle through a wall of green shirts, but has the ball pinched at the last second. He had Sobhi to his left, and perhaps should have played him in. 81 mins: Kahraba replaces Trezeguet in Egypt’s third and final change. 80 mins: Saudi Arabia have another dangerous-looking free-kick, but it’s off the wall and doesn’t cause any problems. 79 mins: Al Muwallad, who missed the first of two Saudi Arabian penalties, is replaced now by Al Shehri.78 mins: Warda’s corner is woeful, and it’s cleared away, but Hegazi lofts it back into the area to earn another. However, the substitute’s second attempt at the delivery is equally poor. 77 mins:  BLOCK! Warda lashes an effort at goal that takes a wicked deflection, but bobbles behind for a corner!76 mins:  Al Shahrani wins a header well at left-back and sparks an attack down the left. He’s shown good energy today. 74 mins:  Al Faraj’s free-kick lacks quality, and he hits it straight over the bar. That was a very poor effort. 73 mins : Egypt give the ball away cheaply in midfield, and Fathi is forced to commit a foul 25 yards or so from goal to quell a dangerous-looking move. 70 mins: MISS! Salah throws a lovely dummy in so Elneny can receive the ball on the edge of the box, but the Arsenal midfielder can only curl wide of the top-left corner! Mo Salah69 mins:  SAVES! A lovely, dinked ball in behind is headed powerfully at goal, but El Hadary is equal to it, tipping it over the bar, before having to make another reflex stop from the resulting corner! He’s clearly still got it! 67 mins:  Egypt finally get hold of the ball and push forward in possession. They’ve hardly created an attack this half from passages of short passing. 65 mins:  Bahebri, whose end product has been woeful today, is replaced by Aseri out wide. 64 mins:  MISS! Al-Mogahwi latches onto a half-clearance from a dinked Al Shahrani cross and volleys off-target. A few too many spectacular finishes attempted in this game. Mohsen is replaced by the skillful Sobhi, giving Egypt a more fluid look up front in the absence of a traditional striker. 62 mins:  Gabr produces a brilliant last-dicth tackel to deny Saudi Arabia in the box, who had produced some lovely one-touch football to get in behind.60 mins:  Bahebri spoons a shot so high over the bar that it almost ends up nestling in the second tier of the stands. That was miles too high. 59 mins:  Otayf lunges in very late with both feet off the ground, but escapes without even a booking! He’s very lucky there.57 mins:  MISS! Trezeguet towers about Motaz Hawsawi to power a header just wide of the far post! Outstanding leap from the winger there. 56 mins:  Salah curls a low ball from a free-kick on the right that is headed away at the near post. Not his best cross. 54 mins:  MISS! A dangerous cross into the box sees Hegazi half-clear the ball with El Hadary waiting to catch, and Bahebri smashes a powerful volley over the bar! He caught it well, but couldn’t keep it down. 53 mins:  Salah pinches the ball from Osama Hawsawi and races down the line. He tries to cut back onto his left and play the ball into the danger area, but the defender recovers superbly to block. 51 mins:  Saudi Arabia have completely dominated the ball so far in the second half, with Egypt penned back into their own penalty area. 50 mins:  NO PENALTY! Following a Saudi corner, Motaz Hawsawi goes over in the box as the ball bobbles around, but the referee dismisses their appeals for a third penalty. 48 mins:  Saudi Arabia surge forward down the right, but Fabri and Al Muwallad get in each other’s way somewhat, and a tame shot rolls into the hands of El Hadary at the near post. 46 mins:  And we’re back underway! What a crazy first half! Salah scored a wonderful lob and missed a sitter, before Saudi Arabia scored and missed two penalties, one given by VAR! Both sides clearly pushing for a win to finish here.EgyptEgypt look the stronger side, however, and if Salah can replicate even a fraction of the form he’s shown this season, Egypt look favourites to win. Saudi Arabia have hardly looked threatening aside from the penalties. HALF-TIME: SAUDI ARABIA 1-1 EGYPT 45+7 mins:  El Said, who produced that delightful long ball forward for Salah, has to be replaced before the break, with Warda coming on in his place.45+6 mins:  GOAL! Al Faraj sends the keeper the wrong way, slotting into the back of the net as El Hadary can’t come up with a second stunning penalty save.45+5 mins : PENALTY! Gabr has been booked as the referee makes up his mind following the VAR check!45+2 mins:  Saudi Arabia have another penalty!! Gabr and Al Muwallad have a hold of each other inside the box, and the latter goes down, causing the referee to award a second spot-kick! However, the referee goes to the side of the pitch to check with VAR. 45 mins:  There will be three added minutes at the end of this first half. 43 mins:  El Hadary is down, and it looks like he’s hurt himself in saving that penalty. After receiving some treatment, it looks like he will be able to continue. 42 mins:  CHANCE! The ball goes into the box and El Hadary can only flap at it, but somehow Egypt smuggle the ball away amidst the chaos inisde their penalty area. 41 mins: SAVE! El Hadary – the oldest-ever player to play at a World Cup – comes up with a great save, tipping the strike onto the bar and back out with a firm hand! Al Muwallad can’t believe it. He put plenty of power into the strike, but it wasn’t right in the corner, and the veteran goalkeeper has a moment to remember, showing plenty of strength and agility to keep it out! 39 mins: PENALTY! Saudi Arabia have a penalty! Al Shahrani crosses from the left and the ball strikes Fathi’s trailing arm just inside the box! Al Muwallad will take here.   37 mins:  BLOCK! Outstanding block by Hegazi, who deflects a shot wide from Al Faraj, who struck a cut-back fiercely towards goal from just inside the area. That was Saudi Arabia’s best chance of the game so far. 34 mins:  MISS! Trezeguet is at it again, cutting in from the left and trying to hit a curling shot into the far corner, but once again it’s just wide! 33 mins:  MISS! Egypt break quickly and to great effect. Salah receives the ball on the edge of the box and casually flicks it in behind for Trezeguet, whose vicious, curling half-volley is inches wide of the far post! 32 mins:  Saudi Arabia win a corner, and retrieve the ball following the initial clearance, but the ball back into the box is awful, and sails straight out of play. 30 mins:  MISS! Al Shahrani cuts inside from left-back and strikes a shot at goal with his right foot, but it’s always rising and flies over the bar. 29 mins:  It’s a very poor delivery, but Al-Mousailem chooses to punch instead of making what should have been a comfortable catch. Saudi Arabia win a free-kick, however, and the pressure is relieved. 28 mins:  Egypt win a free-kick on the edge of the box in a dangerous position. El Said stands over it. 25 mins:  El Hadary is called into action, but it’s comfortable again as he holds an ambitious low drive from outside the box. 24 mins: MISS! Unbelievable!! Salah is played in behind and is one-on-one with the goalkeeper all on his own! He looks certain to score, but somehow chips it well wide of the target!! Mo Salah,  Motaz Hawsawi Saudi Arabia vs Egypt22 mins:  GOAL!! SALAH SCORES! Egypt are 1-0 up! El Said pings a long ball over the top for Salah’s run, which has split the two centre-backs, and the Egyptian wing-wizard controls perfectly with his first touch, and nonchalantly lofts it over the onrushing goalkeeper with his second! Lovely goal!El Said won the ball well on the halfway line and went direct over the top to Salah, who took his opportunity effortlessly. 21 mins:  El Hadary has his first involvement of the game as he comes out to claim a low cross from the right. That was comfortable for the veteran goalkeeper. 20 mins:  OFFSIDE! Salah looks as though he’s been played in behind perfectly, but the flag goes up as he’d just strayed a fraction offside. That was a tight call. 19 mins:  Salah gets a chance to use his pace as he sprints down the right, but Al Shahrani shows incredible speed to match him all the way and cover!17 mins:  Egypt have their foot on the ball now, and push Saudi Arabia back into their own half. There aren’t enough men forward for the Pharaohs, and they are outnumbered, eventually conceding a throw-in. 15 mins:  MISS! Al Dawsari is at it again, driving a long way up the field with the ball, before skipping inside first Hamed, then Hegazi, before unleashing a strike at goal, but it’s over the bar again! He made the chance really well, but couldn’t keep it down. 13 mins:  Mohsen gets into a promising position on the edge of the box for Egypt, but he kicks the ground as he tries to shoot. Waste of a good opportunity there.12 mins:  MISS! Al Dawsari fires the ball up and over the bar from outside the box. Poor effort there, and El Hadary has been completely untroubled so far in the Egypt goal.10 mins:  Saudi Arabia have a spell of possession, playing the ball around in Egypt’s half of the pitch, but there’s no real penetration in their passing. 8 mins:  Saudi Arabia win a corner, which is headed emphatically away by Hegazi. Egypt look to have the superior height from set-pieces. 6 mins:  Neither side have been able to really dominate possession so far, with both looking relatively comfortable up until the final third, where the final ball is lacking. 4 mins : Salah gets forward with the ball at his feet for the first time, cutting back onto his left foot and crossing from the right, but it’s headed away well. Egypt had men forward there, but Salah just couldn’t pick a team-mate out with his cross.3 mins:  Hussain has a go from the edge of the box as Saudi Arabia get forward, but he drags it well wide and it’s a very tame effort. No danger whatsoever. 1 min : And we’re off! Egypt get us underway as both sides look for a win to finish their World Cup campaigns. Here we go… The teams are out, and the national anthems are underway. 20 mins until KO:  Both managers have made changes ahead of this fixture, and Egypt head coach Hector Cuper has given second-choice goalkeeper El-Hadary his place in the record books by handing him a start today, making him the oldest player ever to play at a World Cup at the age of 45. 25 mins until KO:  Saudi Arabia will have their work cut out for them to replicate that scoreline, however, as they are winless in their last 12 World Cup matches (W0 D2 L10), losing their last four games in the competition without scoring. 30 mins until KO:  Both these sides have already been knocked out of the competition, having lost both their first two games against Russia and Uruguay, but they still have pride to play for here, as both bid to go out on a high. This is the first match between these two sides at a World Cup, and it is Egypt’s first-ever World Cup match against an Asian nation. The last tournament match between these two came in 1999 in the Confederations Cup, where Saudi Arabia ran out 5-1 winners as Egypt has three men sent off. 35 mins until KO:  Egypt XI (4-2-3-1): Essam El Hadary; Mohamed Shafy, Ahmed Hegazi, Ali Gabr, Ahmed Fathy; Tarek Hamed, Mohamed Elneny; Trezeguet, Abdallah El Said, Mohamed Salah; Marwan MohsenEgypt substitutes: Amr Warda, Mahmoud Hamdi, Ayman Ashraf, Ramadan Sobhi, Mohamed El-Shenawy, Sam Morsy, Ahmed Elmohamady, Shikabala, Saad Samir, Kahraba, Sherif Ekramy40 mins until KO:  The line-ups have been announced, and we’ll start with Saudi Arabia.Saudi Arabia XI (4-2-3-1): Yasser Al-Mosailem; Yasir Al Shahrani, Motaz Hawsawi, Osama Hawsawi, Mohammed Al-Burayk; Abdullah Otafy, Hussain Al-Mogahwi; Salem Al Dawsari, Salman Al Faraj, Hattan Bahebri; Fahad Al MuwalladSaudi Arabia substitutes: Mohammed Al Sahlawi, Abdulmalek Al-Khaibri, Mohammed Al Owais, Abdullah Al Khaibari, Abdullah Al-Mayoof, Mansour Al-Harbi, Mohammed Kanno, Yahya Al Shehri, Mohannad Aseri45 mins until KO:  Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Group A match between Saudi Arabia and Egypt at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.Squads & Team News Saudi Arabia starting XI: Al-Mosailem; Al Shahrani, Hawsawi, Hawsawi, Al-Burayk; Otayf, Al-Mogahwi; Al-Dawsari Al Faraj, Bahebri; Al-Muwallad.Egypt starting XI:  El-Hadary; Fathy, Gabr, Hegazi, Abdel Shafy; Elneny, Hamed; Warda, El Said, Salah; Mohsen.TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial). New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream FOX Sports 1 / Telemundo fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on TV on ITV or streamed live online using the ITV Player. UK TV channel Online stream ITV ITV Playerlast_img read more

President of Chile Keen on Negotiating Free-Trade Agreement with CARICOM

first_imgPresident of the Republic of Chile, His Excellency Sebastián Piñera, has expressed interest in entering into negotiations on a free trade-agreement with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).Mr. Piñera said the Chilean Government, which already has free-trade agreements with more than 70 countries in the world, has been looking forward to starting this process “for a long period of time”.He was addressing the third plenary session at the 39th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM on Friday (July 6), at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, in St. James.The Chilean President said his country has a history of being a very open economy and is of the strong belief that free trade is the best way to achieve development.Jamaica is already benefiting from Chile’s assistance in building capacity in the areas of trade policy and trade promotion. This is being facilitated under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for technical cooperation between the Export Promotion Bureau (ProChile) and Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO), which was signed last year.Mr. Piñera explained that under the agreement, both countries will organise an annual plan that will include training programmes and also aims to increase bilateral trade.ProChile assists small and medium-sized enterprises in their trade expansion efforts by leveraging the opportunities afforded by recent trade agreements, fostering public-private partnerships, and helping to position Chile in the international marketplace.The President also pledged to continue to strengthen his country’s scientific and technical cooperation with CARICOM as well as provide better assistance in mitigating the impact of natural disasters.In his remarks, Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, thanked the President for his country’s continued cooperation on a wide range of areas, including technical assistance in the form of training courses in natural resources, agriculture, health and nutrition, international negotiations with diplomatic training and foreign language training for high-school teachers in trilateral cooperation with the Government of Mexico.“On behalf of my colleague Heads of Government, I would like to assure you that these programmes are of great importance to CARICOM and make a significant contribution to the community’s efforts to boost its human-resource capacity and expertise in these critical areas,” he said.Mr. Holness said CARICOM also appreciates the technical assistance provided through the various training programmes that have been offered in the areas of disaster management, and look forward to continued collaboration in this critical area.The Prime Minister said the Community greatly appreciates Chile’s understanding of the challenges facing small island developing states (SIDS), and thanked the country for registering its readiness “to stand by this vulnerable category of countries”.Mr. Piñera was specially invited to attend the meeting of CARICOM Heads which began on July 4 and ends today.The Conference of Heads of Government, which consists of the Heads of Government of the Member States, is the supreme organ of the Caribbean Community and determines and provides its policy direction.last_img read more

MAN Offering Discounts for LNG Retrofits

first_imgzoom German provider of engines and turbomachinery MAN Diesel & Turbo has pledged a EUR 2 million (USD 2.35 million) discount to shipowners for ten retrofits to liquified natural gas from existing heavy fuel oil engines.The announcement was made by Wayne Jones, OBE, Chief Sales Officer of MAN Diesel & Turbo last week while speaking at ‘Our Ocean 2017 Conference’ in Malta.The company has just completed the retrofitting of Wes Amelie, a 1,036 TEU feeder containership, owned by Wessels Reederei, with a liquefied natural gas (LNG) engine.The project involved the retrofitting of the ship’s MAN 8L48/60B main engine to a multi-fuel, four-stroke MAN 51/60DF unit that enables dual-fuel operation – the first such conversion of its type the world has ever seen.Launched on August 23, the ship was undergoing the conversion at the German Dry Docks in Bremerhaven since May 2017.The project was supported by Germany’s Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure. “MAN Diesel & Turbo believes that it is time for what we call a ‘Maritime Energy Transition’ to find clean solutions for seaborne trade and transportation,” Jones said.“Just recently, my company set a new benchmark with the world’s first conversion of a container ship from conventional fuel to gas operation. In order to encourage more ship owners to follow this example, MAN Diesel & Turbo is pledging a 2 million Euro discount for 10 such LNG-retrofits to convert existing HFO engines into modern, clean, efficient gas-engines. In doing so, we hope to play our part in moving the world’s fleet towards the clean technology our industry and our oceans deserve,” Jones concluded.last_img read more

New Traffic Signals to be Installed In Sydney

first_imgA busy intersection in Sydney will be safer with the installation of new traffic signals on Yolanda Drive at Grand Lake Road (Trunk 4). A tender for the traffic signals was issued as part of ongoing efforts to improve safety in Kytes Hill subdivision. Once the tender is awarded, work will begin as soon as weather permits, with the full installation of the signals expected by June 30. Other safety improvements include speed limit reduction, improved signage and visibility at the intersection, the installation of overhead flashing beacons, and the elimination of driveways. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 7. Tender details are available at novascotia.ca/tenders/tenders/ns-tenders.aspx. -30-last_img