first_imgWhat a day, what a crowd and what an occasion!Donegal Daily once again got behind the North-West 10K as thousands of euro was raised for deserving charities thanks to more than 2,000 runners and walkers.Letterkenny was alive with people of all ages doing their bit for charity and getting fit in the process.Simply click on this video from our friends at DonegalTV and Wallace Media for a super look-back at what was a great day.DDTV – THE NORTH-WEST 10K INSPIRES AND MOTIVATES THE PEOPLE OF DONEGAL was last modified: May 5th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:DDTVdonegalDonegalTVletterkennyNorth West 10klast_img read more

Their Grass Is Not Greener

first_imgYour company will have problems executing. The people on your team will make mistakes, and these mistakes will become problems for your clients. Sometimes what you deliver is so wildly at odds with what you sold that you could die from embarrassment.What’s worse, the failures to execute occur most often with new clients. Adding insult to injury, the problems are also bigger when you are right at the beginning of the relationship. For some reason, the bigger the client, the more trouble you have at the beginning. Because you own the outcomes you sold, your phone rings when the train comes off the track.You wish your team was better. You gave them the killer hand-off, and you wish they’d just execute as promised. Maybe you wish you worked for your competitor. Surely they don’t have these problems.The truth is that your competitor doesn’t have it any better than you do. Apple makes the best products on Earth. Walk into the closest Apple Store on a Saturday morning and look at the line of people waiting to get help with their product (subtract the one’s with the spider-webbed screens). No one, no matter how good they are, is without their problems and challenges when it comes to serving their clients.The reality is that business is hard. Execution is difficult. There isn’t a single one of your competitors who doesn’t have salespeople who share the exact experience you have when it comes to failures. Your competitors have the same challenges delivering the outcomes that they sold, and they are just as unhappy when this happens as you are now. Your competitor’s salespeople are no more happy to stand in front of their clients to address the problems their team has executing.There is one more thing that you and your competitor have in common. You both believe the other’s grass is greener. Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Nowlast_img read more

India can still bid for the 2019 Asian Games says OCA chief

first_imgThe Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) is pitching for India to host the 2019 Asian Games for more than one reason.Realising the importance of India as a growing and dominant sporting nation in the region, OCA president Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah said he and his colleagues in the OCA will extend all possible help to the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to bid and host the Asian Games in 2019.”For us in the OCA, India is very important because it hosted the first Games in 1951 and when OCA was formed in 1981, New Delhi again hosted the Games in 1982. Moreover, you have shown the world what you can do by hosting the Commonwealth Games successfully last month. I congratulate you and your government for that,” said the OCA chief.Asked if India could still bid to host the 2019 Games, he said there was still some time left for the IOA to complete the bid formalities.The OCA, it is learnt, has given time till February 2011. He, however, assured that India will get a wholehearted and unstinted support from other nations in the region. “We will definitely ensure that,” added Al Sabah.This has, of course, given a flicker of hope for the IOA to complete the unfinished task of submitting papers relating to the bid to the sports ministry which wanted a well-planned bid document that would answer all questions.The OCA chief was cryptic in his message on political interference, saying that his job was to manage sport and he would not like to speak on what the government or political masters think.advertisement”I can give only one example and that is about Kuwait. Since we are part of the Olympic movement, our job is to follow the IOC principles. My team is here and participating under the OCA banner,” he said.He also seemed to be going out of the way to help India on another front. To a question whether cricket would be taken off the Games, like the next hosts Incheon (Korea) wanted, he said: “The General Assembly unanimously passed a resolution not to accede to Incheon’s request.We decided to have all 28 Olympic disciplines and seven more regional sports, including T20 cricket,” he said.The Sheikh, while agreeing that the Indian cricket teams’ (men and women) presence would have helped the cause of the sport, also hoped they would do so in the next Games. “I am thankful to them for making all the early spadework to get cricket included in the Games. I hope they would definitely make it to the next Games.”last_img read more

10 months agoChelsea ace Eden Hazard: I know I can do much better

first_imgChelsea ace Eden Hazard: I know I can do much betterby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea ace Eden Hazard insists he can do much more this season.Hazard scored twice for victory at Watford this week.But he reckons he has still not hit the form which helped him win Footballer of the Year honours in 2015 when Chelsea won the league with him playing as a winger.“I will get more goals playing through the middle, for sure,” he said.“But I will score more goals also if I play as a winger, so…“I get more chances through the middle. But my position is winger. I feel better as a winger, but I did well [against Watford] as a striker, against Brighton I did well as a striker.“So the manager chooses where to put me on the pitch and then I try to do my best.”Hazard added: “To score 101 is a special achievement. Of course. I am not focused about scoring goals, but to reach this level is good, especially when you play for this amazing club.“We want to win, I want to score, I want to help my team to win games. I am just happy.“I was not thinking about reaching 100 at all before the game. The guys just told me at half-time and I was happy, so I just gave a smile.“And when you score 100, you just want to score more, so I will try to get more.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

19 days agoJames excited playing for Lampard at Chelsea

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say James excited playing for Lampard at Chelseaby Paul Vegas19 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReece James is delighted playing for Frank Lampard at Chelsea.Lampard’s appointment naturally delighted James and provided that extra motivation for him to get back fit and firing.”Frank is a club legend and someone I’ve always looked up to,” admitted the 19-year-old to chelsea.com. “If a manager believes in youth and believes in you then eventually you know the chance will come.”I’m only just getting back into the swing of things. My first step was to get back fit and now I’m here, I just need to keep improving gradually week-in, week-out. Getting injured is all part of the game and you just have to build yourself back up to get strong and fit.”It was a slow process because the injury took longer than expected but I just had to take it step by step. I’m just grateful now that I’m back fit and competing to play.” last_img read more

Quebec fatherson duo hope to rise to the occasion in international bakeoff

first_imgMONTREAL – Laurent Agliata jokes he has flour, not blood, running through his veins.And beginning Sunday, the third-generation baker from Montreal will get a chance to prove it as he and his 22-year-old son Damien represent Canada at the three-day World of Bread contest in Nantes, France.Teams representing 18 countries will have just under nine hours to produce a variety of different products in four different categories: bread, pastry, sandwich and an “artistic piece” that represents their country’s national identity.The fact no Canadian has ever won the contest doesn’t worry Laurent Agliata, a 48-year-old French native who has lived in Canada since 2002.“It’s a great adventure and a nice experience for me and my son, but competing with 18 countries the ultimate goal is to bring back a trophy for Canada,” he said in a phone interview Wednesday.The Agliatas have already spent more than 400 hours preparing for the contest, in addition to their regular duties as a head baker (Laurent) and head pastry chef (Damien) at an artisinal bakery in the Montreal area.Competitors will be judged on a variety of criteria including taste, nutrition, technique, hygiene and presentation.While he can’t discuss the specifics of what they’ll be submitting, Agliata says he and Damien will be adding Quebec and Canadian touches to their entries.“We wanted to incorporate products from all the provinces, including Quebec, where we’re using several products from the region,” he said.As for their artistic piece, Agliata said they worked with someone in France to come up with a concept that represents the “past, present and future” of Canada.Each team is composed of one baker over the age of 25, one 22 or younger, and a coach.The opportunity seemed tailor-made for the father-son pair, who are third- and fourth-generation bakers.Agliata said it would be unthinkable for him to ever consider any other career, and Damien appears to feel the same way.“As we say in French, the student is surpassing the master, because he has a creativity and a range in the profession that is really impressive,” the father said with obvious pride.For several years, the two men have worked at L’Amour du Pain bakery, which has three locations in the Montreal area and will open a fourth later this fall.Didier Legue, the operations director and production director, says the company uses local flour and ingredients, some of which have been shipped to France for the contest.He said the contest submissions will include Quebec blueberries, cranberries and maple syrup, as well as healthy breads made with lupine flour, white quinoa and chia seeds.In a phone interview, he said the Agliata family’s passion for their craft would give them an edge in the contest.“It flows in their blood from three and four generations,” he said. “They’ve been baking all their lives.“The love of the work, the love of the dough they’re putting together will give them a good chance.”last_img read more

Bucks eyeing conference tournament championship

Heading into the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Tournament as the top seed, the Ohio State men’s volleyball team could easily grow complacent.The No. 10 Buckeyes have won 10 consecutive matches, including a 3-0 win against tonight’s opponent, No. 13 Ball State. “We ended up beating three rivals to end the season,” said middle hitter Kevin Heine, “so the team is feeling pretty confident.” By winning the regular-season conference title for the fourth consecutive season, OSU earned a first-round bye in the quarterfinals and will host the semifinal match. Many players agreed that this was a big advantage, as they will get to play in front of their home crowd and won’t have to travel.The Buckeyes may also have the most talent in the conference. Redshirt junior Steven Kehoe was named the MIVA Player of the Year. He and three other Buckeyes are also members of the all-conference team, tied for the most from one school. Additionally, coach Pete Hanson was named the MIVA Co-Coach of the Year.While all the signs point to success in the tournament, the team knows it can’t take anything for granted.“We have a pretty healthy respect for our opponents,” Kehoe said. From here on out, any mistakes could result in the end of the season. “We know that every game is a must win,” Heine said. In order to advance to the NCAA championship in May, the Buckeyes basically must win the MIVA tournament. The NCAA championship features the three conference winners and one at-large bid, but should they lose, the Buckeyes likely would not receive the at-large bid. The Buckeyes did not let the extra time off due to the bye go to waste. “We had a really good focus at practice,” Heine said. The team spent last week working on its own skills and going back to the basics, sophomore Shawn Sangrey said.This week, practices shifted focus to preparing specifically for their next opponent Ball State, redshirt junior John Klanac said. The Buckeyes also understand that the entire team needs to play well for it to succeed. “Everyone understood their roles on the team,” Kehoe said. Especially at the end of the long season, the rest of the team is there to pick each other up when someone isn’t playing to their potential, Klanac said. “We don’t let anyone slack off,” Sangrey said. The Buckeyes face Ball State tonight at 7 p.m. in St. John Arena. read more

Guardiola places a lot of trust in Foden

first_imgManchester City manager Pep Guardiola has insisted he won’t hesitate to play the club’s teenage sensation.The former Bayern Munich manager believes the England youth international will play more games this season as he continues to grow physically and even mentally on the pitch. Foden started the community shield game against Chelsea two weeks ago at Wembley, helping his boyhood club secure the first trophy of the season with a 2-0 victory over rivals Chelsea.However, Kevin De Bruyne’s injury means there could be an opening for Foden to step in, and Guardiola has little doubt the teenager can step up if called upon.“We know him very well. He was with us last season, he is part of the group,” Guardiola told English newspapers, as quoted by ESPN.“Sometimes last season he went with the second team, first team, second team — now he is part of the team.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“When I believe he has to play, he plays. All I can say is that I’m so delighted the way he trains every single day. He trains like a professional, the way he improves, and he has the same chances, like the other guys, to win my decision.”“I think for players who come from the academy, the problem is to settle immediately in the first team. It’s not easy, it’s complicated.“But that is not the case with Phil because I had to put him in Champions League or Community Shield against Chelsea. He can do it. We trust him a lot.”last_img read more

Isco If you sack Lopetegui then you are sacking all of

first_imgReal Madrid midfielder Isco rose to the defence of under-fire manager Julen Lopetegui by claiming that the responsibility of the team’s displays lies with the playersThe pressure is at an all-time high for Lopetegui in his four-month reign in charge of Real following Saturday’s shock 2-1 home defeat to the lowly Levante.The former Spain boss is being widely tipped to be dismissed from his post before Sunday’s El Clasico game with Barcelona.But Lopetegui stated his intention to fight on earlier today and Isco revealed that both himself and the entire squad are behind their manager.“I do not believe that the press has the power to sack a Madrid coach,” said Isco ahead of Real’s Champions League game with Viktoria Plzen, on Sport.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“The controversy that you want to create in the dressing room is not there. We trust in the staff that we have and in what we have done.“The boss has all our confidence. It would be crazy [to sack him]. You have to let him work.“If you sack the coach you have to sack us all because we are the ones on the field – this is something for everyone, not just the coach.“Historically, people who criticise us come back later with their tail between their legs once we win Champions League.”last_img read more