Chelsea linked with Denmark’s Wass and QPR with Brazilian winger

first_imgDenmark international Daniel Wass has opened the door to a move to Chelsea or Liverpool, the Express claim.It comes after the 25-year-old, who can play at right-back or in midfield, appeared to indicate that he would like to leave French club Evian.“My head is still in Evian but if you offer me a departure in January, I will not say no,” he is quoted as saying.“I want to progress and prove my abilities at a higher level.  But a club has to be interested to meet the requirements that Evian have.”Spanish media reports continue to suggest that Real Madrid are keen to sign goalkeeper Petr Cech from Chelsea.There has been speculation that Cech could go to Spain as part of an exchange deal involving Real’s German midfielder Sami Khedira.The Daily Star therefore suggest that reports in Italy that AC Milan are interested Khedira will come as a blow for Chelsea as well as Arsenal.Meanwhile, QPR are one of several British clubs interested in Brazilian winger Wamberto, according to Sky Sports.Celtic, Swansea, West Ham, Sunderland and Aston Villa are also said to be monitoring the 20-year-old, who is currently with Lierse SK.His contract at the Belgian club reportedly expires in the summer and he has yet to agree a new deal.It is claimed that a number of clubs are looking to capture him in January or sign him before then on a pre-contract agreement.For more transfer speculation, including a report that Chelsea and Arsenal are competing for the signing of Benfica’s Brazilian forward Talisca, see Wednesday morning’s Paper Talk.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

This Friday, Celebrate Beautiful SA!

first_img6 September 2010Plant a tree. Host a recycling day. Help clean up around your home, school, place of work … as part of its “Legacy” campaign, Brand SA has called on South Africans this Friday to “fly the flag for our beautiful country.”Brand South Africa’s Legacy campaign aims to leverage the momentum of the 2010 Fifa World Cup by providing platforms for South Africans to keep achieving and showcasing their “South Africanness” to the world, while entrenching the principles of pride, patriotism and solid citizenship that have been established over the past year.SA Legacy campaign explainedFor the past two Fridays, and the next three to come, South Africans have been “celebrating all the things that make us who we are”. Each Friday has a different theme, this Friday’s being a call to celebrate South Africa’s natural beauty by, for example:Hosting a recycling day. Ask everyone to bring in paper, glass, plastic and tins to be recycled and given a new lease on life.Planting a tree at home, at school, at your office or in a community space..Hosting a clean-up day around the office, your school or community.Celebrate Our Beautiful Country – poster“Thousands of new visitors experienced South Africa during the 2010 Fifa World Cup™ and went home with memories to last a lifetime,” Brand South Africa said in a statement. “We impressed the world with our ability to unite for a common cause and create a legacy for our country and children.“We now know what we can do when we stand together, so let’s do it again this Friday – by making sure our country stays beautiful for generations to come.”SAinfo reporterSA Legacy campaign: programmeWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, June 10, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Showers will be moving across Ohio today and will try to exit the east later this afternoon. Rain totals will be from .1″-.7″. Clouds will break up late this afternoon and evening, and we should see better sunshine potential tomorrow.  Our next chance of rain arrives Wednesday night with scattered showers that linger through Thursday. We actually end up getting two separate lines or bands of moisture, one front-running the cold front where we can see some thunderstorms in central Ohio, and the second with wrap around moisture that works through more on Thursday. Thunderstorms will be most likely in central and south central Ohio out of that first batch. Rain totals end up from .25″-1.25″ with coverage at 80%.  We dry down for Friday in all parts of the state but may see clouds trying to come across Lake Erie late Friday afternoon and evening.  Saturday has a Great Lakes frontal boundary slowly sagging south. This will bring rain to the entire state through the day Saturday and we end up with rain totals from .25”-75” with coverage at 100%. Everything should be done by Sunday morning.  We put together our next multi-day dry stretch starting next Sunday. We see full sunshine for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday at the very least. There should be good drying associated with this period. We even start next Wednesday with sunshine but are seeing some moisture wanting to lift up out of the southwest that may bring showers by next Wednesday afternoon. This will be another good weather window for field work, especially if we can get by with rains at the lower end of the range out of the Friday night-Saturday event. The map at right shows 10 day rain totals from today through midweek next week. We should note that the bulk of this moisture comes from Wednesday night through Saturday night. However, temperatures continue to be on the cool side through the entire forecast period, so heat units will be harder to come by than we would like.  For the extended period, Thursday looks dry, but showers and thunderstorms arrive for Friday and Saturday, the 21st and 22nd. Rain totals can be from .5”-2” with 90% coverage. A wet pattern continues with a chance of scattered showers for the Sunday through Tuesday, the 23rd through the 25th. Rain totals can be from .25”-1” with 70% coverage.last_img read more

The Difference Between Wanting Better Results and Being Willing to Produce

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 A couple of years ago an entrepreneurial salesperson came up to me during the workshop I was facilitating to tell me that she believed everything I said about what was necessary to grow her business and improve her results. Then she said, “I want to grow my business, and I want to make more money, but I don’t want to do any of the things that you said.”A few weeks ago at another workshop I recommended that people spend more time face-to-face with their prospective clients. Some of them are doing quite well closing opportunities over the phone. But not well enough. They’d like to do twice as much as they are doing now.Two people walked up to speak to me after the workshop to tell me about their revenue and that they would like to increase it dramatically. When I recommended that they do more work in the field face-to-face with their prospective clients, they tried to smile, they nodded ever so slightly, and they walked away.Wanting better results and wanting to make more money are not the same thing as being willing to produce better results and willing to do what is necessary to make more money.What you’re doing now is producing the results you are presently generating. If you want to produce different results, you have to do something different.Change almost always requires that you do something that makes you uncomfortable.The results you want may require that you do something that you’re not presently doing now, including things you don’t really want to do. Your desired results may also require that you stop doing something that you’re doing now even though you are comfortable doing it and you’d prefer not to.This is a universal law, like gravity. You don’t have to believe in gravity, and you don’t have to like gravity, but it exists, and you are going to obey it either way.If you want better results, you have to be willing to change in order to have them.last_img read more

Out of the Box

first_imgAlan WilkinsTHE BIG LEAGUEAustralia are taking Shane Watson very seriously. He has got John Gloster, the former Team India physiotherapist, to fly in from Mumbai, where he lives, to Colombo for personal attention. Watson’s all-round attributes are key to Australia’s success in the World Cup. Gloster, who earlier used to manage the physical well-being of none other than Sachin Tendulkar, will soon be saying, “Elementary, my dear Watson.”BAT FOR BALLAustralia are keeping their cards close to their chest with regard to a replacement for the injured fast-bowler Doug Bollinger who has flown home. There’s a good chance that his place will be filled by Michael Hussey, who was disappointed on being left out of the squad that was selected for the World Cup. Will the bowler’s loss be the left-handed batsman’s gain?Jagmohan Dalmiya, who once ruled world cricket, is now a virtual nobody. He is still sulking because the ICC gave the unprepared Eden Gardens a miss. Last heard, he called the ICC big guns a bunch of liars.FEAR FACTORWhy is West Indian cricketer Marlon Samuels turning down an offer to play for the national team in the World Cup? The cricketer says he wants to mature before taking on such a huge responsibility. But there are others who smell a rat. A Jamaican daily has said Samuels has opted out because there were chances that he could be questioned by Indian investigators for sharing match details with bookies. For the record, Samuel was banned for two years, starting May 2006, by the West Indies board for relations with bookies.advertisementBOMB IN A BOXGeoffrey Boycott is extremely upset with the Indian Capital. He has called the city very inhospitable. Why? First, the cab driver, meant to drop him near the Feroze Shah Kotla ground, took him to Nehru stadium. Boycott, dressed in a suit and his traditional hat, waited for 45 minutes before another taxi driver helped him reach the cricket ground. His second trouble started when policemen refused him entry because he had carried a box of sandwiches. “This box has no bomb,” yelled Boycott, which caused further commotion. Finally, a ddca official rushed to his rescue.The writer is an ESPN Star Sports commentator for the World Cup 2011.last_img read more

Manitoba families call for National Inquiry reset that includes the resignation of

first_imgAPTN National NewsA coalition of families and survivors of missing and murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Manitoba is calling on the remaining commissioners at the national inquiry to “be brave” and resign.“We the families of MMIWG and survivors in Manitoba have lost confidence in the national inquiry,” said Hilda Anderson Pyrz, co-chair of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Coalition of Manitoba. “The families and survivors agree that a hard reset required. This hard reset requires the resignation of the lead commissioner and of the remaining three commissioners and the explicit inclusion of policing in the terms of reference.”Family members and advocates gathered on Wednesday on the heels of the latest resignation from the embattled National Inquiry, this time from Commissioner Marilyn Poitras.The Manitoba coalition says they’ve “lost confidence” in what they call a “flawed process.” They cite a lack of communication, consultation and transparency. They’re also calling on the government to include policing in the terms of reference which has been a point of contention for many advocates and family members.The coalition will be writing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to let him know how they’d like to see the process move forward in Manitoba.That would include a regional, Indigenous process building on the “Families First” approach already being utilized. The Coalition would like to see a Commissioner for Manitoba that would work regionally and work parallel with the National Inquiry.“We are also calling for the implementation of an Indigenous design and Indigenous-led process for Manitoba that can contribute to a renewed national inquiry process,” said Pyrz.No names were put forward but some in the coalition believe a family member who is dealing with the pain and grief of losing a loved one should be named as a commissioner.On Monday, Marilyn Poitras sent a letter of resignation to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stating that she couldn’t fulfill her role as commissioner under the current structure of the inquiry. She sent a more detailed letter out Tuesday saying that few at the inquiry shared her vision of how the process should work.Poirtras’ resignation is the fifth resignation in the past couple of months. In June, the commission lost senior communications officer Sue Montgomery, Tanya Kappo, manager of communications, Chantale Courcy, director of operations and Michèle Moreau, the inquiry’s executive director.According to head Commissioner Marion Buller, people left for personal reasons – and “better opportunities.”Poitras’ resignation forced Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett to call a meeting with the commissioners to find out where the inquiry is at in terms of fulfilling its mandate.Indigenous Affairs Minister meeting with reporters Tuesday on Parliament Hill. Bennett called a news conference on Parliament Hill Tuesday to tell media that she was surprised with how much work the inquiry had done and was impressed with the work plan in place.“There is no question, that we all agree, communication has been an issue. And that they have got to do a better job at communicating their vision, their plan, values and the way that they’re going to get this work done,” said Bennett.The Manitoba families said they are not calling for the national inquiry to be scrapped – but restructured, including the need for regional representation.“Manitoba would name its own Indigenous commissioner,” said Sandra Delaronde – Co chair MMIWG Family and survivors coalition. “That would do the work regionally and then that work would feed into the national inquiry. The people in Manitoba, the coalition, in concert with the families, feel it’s important to be in control of the inquiry. We waited 20 years for the inquiry to come into play and the inquiry in its current form is not hearing the voices, is not inviting the consultation of the people in the region, or if it invites it, it’s not listening.”Betty Rourke, whose daughter was murdered in 2013, and a sister murdered in 1980, said it was hard to watch the National Inquiry livestream from Whitehorse at the end of May.She said she refuses to be “on trial” and said her family is hurting and feels nothing will come from the Inquiry in its current form.“It’s just a big farce. It’s all about money. All those commissioners are getting paid big bucks because of me hurting and all of my missing and murdered Family. We’re all hurting but we get nothing. No Answers, no phone calls, nothing,” said Rourke.The coalition said the process to choose a Manitoba commissioner would follow the same path as for the inquiry – the main quality being a person who can work with the families.“The families don’t feel heard. They aren’t engaging in this process. They don’t feel like they are able to engage in this process,” said Angie Hutchinson, a member of the coalition. “And they don’t feel like their loved ones are being valued in this process and we want to look at changing that.”Lead Commissioner Marion Buller. On Tuesday, Ontario Native Women’s Association sent a letter to Commissioner Marion Buller rescinding the association’s support of the inquiry.“This Inquiry needs to honour Missing, Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls,” said Executive Director, Cora McGuire-Cyrette in a statement posted Tuesday. “We cannot continue to harm the most vulnerable population in our communities. When do Indigenous Women get to matter? We want the Inquiry to assist families in their healing and to help Canada, Indigenous nations and communities to provide the guideposts to the changes we need so that we do not lose any more Indigenous women and girls to violence. We do not believe that the Inquiry in its current configuration can achieve these outcomes.”A spokesperson for Carolyn Bennett said the Indigenous Affairs Minister stands by the statements she made Tuesday. [email protected]last_img read more