Reading and Aston Villa chasing Pogrebnyak – reports

first_imgFulham face competition from both Aston Villa and Reading for the signing of striker Pavel Pogrebnyak, the Daily Star on Sunday report.There is speculation about the Russian’s future given that he did not agree a contract at Craven Cottage before departing for Euro 2012.The People claim Reading are confident of signing him and believe a deal is almost complete.Daniel Sturridge is wanted by Tottenham, Liverpool, Arsenal and his former club Manchester City, according to the Sunday Mirror.It is claimed the Chelsea forward blames manager Roberto Di Matteo for missing out on ­England’s Euro 2012 squad, having been frozen out by the Italian last season.And it also suggested that the Blues are ready to offer him to Arsenal as part of a bid for Theo Walcott.City – who sold him to Chelsea in 2009 – and the Gunners have long been linked with Sturridge, who is believed to be keen to negotiate an improved contract at Stamford BridgeThe Sun on Sunday also say Chelsea want Walcott and are ready to break the bank to sign him, although he could be available on a Bosman free transfer next year, when his current contract expires. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Markets Torn Asunder

first_imgIn the future, you are likely to find yourself occupying one of three spaces in your market place. Those places will be super-transactional, super-relational, or the muddy middle.Amazon.com is super-transactional. Before Amazon.com and Kindle, we bought books from bookstores. We also did a lot more shopping in retail stores. When the idea is to reduce friction as the way to create value, super-transactional wins. Uber is super-transactional. So are all of the online travel sites, as are all convenience stores.The opposite pole is super-relational. My tailor sends me pictures of new suits by text. He knows what I like, and he keeps an eye out for me. In the days before Amazon.com I frequented a small, used bookstore. Without me asking, the people who ran it found me books that they knew I would want. But don’t mistake super-relational for a B2C play. It’s a B2B play, too.I have purchased enterprise software from a salesperson multiple times, specifically because it comes with some risk, has a high strategic value, and requires greater trust. I have a relationship with my production company for the same reason, even though I am continually called on by other companies. Super-relational means you are part of your client’s team, their decision-making, and their future.The problems exist in the muddy middle, even though there will always be people and companies who occupy “good enough.” If you aren’t transactional enough to compete against the super-transactional, you have to create greater value—value that is meaningful to your clients. If you aren’t super-relational enough to capture enough of the value you need to support that model, you will be relegated to the market for “good enough.”If you are super-transactional, you are only competing against the super-transactional. You aren’t geared to compete against the super-relational, so you never have to compete there. If you are super-relational, you can’t compete against the super-transactional, because that market isn’t yours. Super-relational competes with super-relational, and sometimes the “good enough” competitors for the clients who are aspirational and not quite there yet.The challenge in the muddy middle is that you are forced to compete against both sides. You can lose to the more transactional, and you can lose to the super-relational. 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

SPORT-TENDULKAR 2 LT (SPB2)

first_img“First of all let me clarify one thing. Fitness is from “First of all let me clarify one thing. Fitness is from within. Without doubt the current Indian team is very fit. I am sharing what happened 30 years ago when I was 13 years old,” said Tendulkar.”My coach would start the practice session at 7-7:15 which will go on till 9:30 and then, after a half hour break, there would be a match between 10 and 4:30 pm followed by another net session after which I would be asked to do a couple of laps (of the ground) with my cricket gear. “Without realising, I felt the foundation became stronger. After that I played a number of marathon innings at school level, when both Vinod (Kambli) and I made that world record and I scored 326 not out. There were two matches going on simultaneously and I hopped over to the other to score 178 not out which was followed by a triple hundred. My coach made it all enjoyable,” he recalled.Tendulkar said the tough training as a boy helped him immensely when he graduated to international cricket as it enabled him to overcome physical tiredness.”Its not just about being physically fit. Once you manage to push the boundaries, it also makes you mentally strong.”There have been times when I felt tired while playing international games, but it was the mental strength that pulled me through and I could put that in practice, push myself just like a motor car. Once the car goes on reserve it still can run, thats what the body is also capable of.” Tendulkar warned if someone wanted to play serious cricket at the highest level, he should be prepared to break some bones in his body.advertisement”Season (cricket) ball hurts, believe me. First you have to show the opposition you are fit (to continue playing after getting hit) even if you are feeling that pain. Not showing it to the opponents, give them the upper hand.”As a kid I used to throw the season (cricket) ball up and take it on the body to get used to that pain. If you get hit it should not come as a shock to you. If you want to play cricket you are going to break bones here and there.”My son is 12. I keep telling him that you have decided to take it (cricket) up and no one has forced you. You prepare yourself mentally and you will start performing differently, you will become fearless,” Tendulkar said.”I remember there were occasions, in fact, on one tour I got injured and came back just to do my scans but found out the hotspot in the body and doctor came and told me I had broken ribs.”I had gone for some other scans and then I realised that for the last three months I had played with a broken rib. This is what all sportsmen go through, we all go through pain, sometimes physical, sometimes mental. And that only makes us tougher and better human beings,” he added. PTI SSR NRB CM CM RYSlast_img read more

MSME Policy Launched

first_img The policy’s formulation is consistent with the Government’s 2013/14 strategic priority focus on job creation and economic growth. The Industry Ministry is leading the policy’s implementation, through its key agencies and other private and public support bodies. The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) and Entrepreneurship Policy, which provides a comprehensive framework for the development of the sector, was officially launched on Wednesday, October 29, at the Terra Nova All-Suites Hotel in Kingston.The policy, which was launched by Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hylton, seeks to minimise some of the challenges faced by the sector, which impede its formation and sustainable growth and development.The policy’s formulation is consistent with the Government’s 2013/14 strategic priority focus on job creation and economic growth.The document, recently tabled in Parliament, speaks to, among other things, increased finance to the sector and enhancing business development support. It also aims to foster a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation while tackling cross-cutting issues such as women and youth in business, and persons with disabilities.The Industry Ministry is leading the policy’s implementation, through its key agencies and other private and public support bodies, including the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC), Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO), Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ), Companies Office of Jamaica, Logistics Hub Taskforce, MSME Alliance, and Tax Administration of Jamaica (TAJ).In his address, Minister Hylton pointed out that the MSME sector is a critical pillar of the country’s economic growth agenda, and it is imperative that the Government places entrepreneurship and MSME development at the forefront of the public policy agenda.He said the launch represents an important milestone in a long overdue intervention by Government to strengthen the environment for MSME growth and development.“After extensive consultations with various members of the MSME stakeholder community, the Ministry crafted a comprehensive policy that will serve as a framework for implementing initiatives that will support the MSME sector,” he said.The Minister further noted that while there have been a number of initiatives on behalf of the MSME sector over the years, the MSME and Entrepreneurship Policy is the first intervention framework that offers co-ordinated, coherent and targeted support to the sector, in an effort to expand its contribution to economic growth and development.The event also marked the launch of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), which is being celebrated in Jamaica for the first time. It is to be observed from November 18 to 22.GEW, which began in 2007, is recognised as the world’s largest celebration of innovators and job creators, who launch start-ups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth, and expand human welfare. Story Highlights The policy seeks to minimise some of the challenges faced by the sector.last_img read more

Measures Being Undertaken to Improve Access to Information

first_imgStory Highlights Director at the Unit, Damian Cox, told JIS News that the entity will be introducing institutional report cards to measure how public authorities are performing in terms of providing access to information and the overall fulfilment of access to information rights. The Access to Information (ATI) Unit will be undertaking some critical initiatives aimed at improving service delivery, compliance and reporting mechanisms for government ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs).Director at the Unit, Damian Cox, told JIS News that the entity will be introducing institutional report cards to measure how public authorities are performing in terms of providing access to information and the overall fulfilment of access to information rights.He noted that the initiative will commence with a pilot in 10 public authorities, and is aimed at addressing some of the gaps that have been identified through the complaints and appeals processes.“We are pushing for a baseline assessment of access to information knowledge of rights for next year, so we are going to be ramping up both our public education campaign and then measuring how many persons actually know about their rights, and how they can use access to information to empower themselves,” the Director informed.He added that the Unit will be considering improved mechanisms to reach its clients more effectively though social media, its website and other electronic platforms.“So, we are looking at how do we reach more Jamaicans in the ways in which it is convenient for them; how do we respond in terms of persons accessing information in a more mobile way and how do we engage our stakeholders in trying to make sure that information is provided to persons and access to information rights can be upheld in a manner that suits the user,” Mr. Cox noted further.He pointed out that the Unit’s intention is to transform its operations through improved, effective means that will see it delivering better service to both the general public and the public authorities. He noted that the initiative will commence with a pilot in 10 public authorities, and is aimed at addressing some of the gaps that have been identified through the complaints and appeals processes. The Access to Information (ATI) Unit will be undertaking some critical initiatives aimed at improving service delivery, compliance and reporting mechanisms for government ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs).last_img read more

ALERT Town Beach Is CLOSED For Swimming Due To High Bacteria Count

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Recreation Department has announced that Silver Lake is currently CLOSED for swimming due to a high bacteria count detected in this week’s water testing.“To minimize the risk of illness from contaminated water, beaches are required to be tested for “indicator” bacteria ― bacteria that indicate the presence of fecal contamination,” reads the announcement. “Silver Lake is tested for Enterococci or E. coli. We had an exceedance this week, therefore the Beach is closed for swimming until a re-sample tests clear.”This is the lake’s first closure of the season, and it comes at an inopportune time. The Wilmington Police Association’s Beach Day is scheduled for this Thursday, August 1, from 11am to 2pm, at Town Beach.“The Police Beach Day is STILL ON with games, activities, DJ and lunch, but no swimming,” Recreation Director Karen Campbell told Wilmington Apple. “The beach will be retested on Friday.”Silver Lake is tested every Tuesday during beach season. The Recreation Department received these results late on Wednesday afternoon.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related(GOOSE) POOP HAPPENS: Town Beach Has Successful Season Despite 16-Day Swimming Ban Due To High BacteriaIn “Government”VIDEO: Highlights From Wilmington Police Beach DayIn “Videos”UPDATE: Silver Lake Will Likely Be OK To Swim In Soon; Latest Tests Show ImprovementIn “Community”last_img read more

Flight operations at Dhaka airport resume after 5 hours

first_img.Flight operations at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport resumed around 10:00am on Thursday morning after about five hours of disruption due to heavy fog.The airport authorities said the first outbound flight after the disruption departed at 10:08am and an arrival flight landed at 10:15am.Earlier, all types of flights on domestic and international routes from the airport were cancelled early Thursday due to dense fog.Met office forecast said dense fog might continue across the country while Dhaka and Mymensingh districts witness a bit of thicker fog than other parts of the country.last_img