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Start Investing In Brand You

Start Investing In Brand You

first_img 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 Now You are a brand. You’re “Brand You!”You are the only asset that makes up “brand you,” and you are the only real asset you have to produce results in business and in life. The more effective “brand you” becomes, the better your results and the stronger that brand.If you want a more powerful “brand you,” you have to start making investments in that brand.Investing Time in Your Personal and Professional DevelopmentYour brand is built on your ability to create value. The greater the value you create, the more valuable your brand. Your personal development is the keys to creating more value. If you want a stronger “brand you,” you have to make an investment of time.You have to invest time in improving yourself. You have to stop spending time on novelties and distractions and instead invest your time reading books, journals, or business magazines. Investing your time attending classes, webinars, and seminars builds your abilities, gives you new ideas, and improves your brand. You also need to invest time assessing your performance to determine what you need to improve to get better results. All of this takes time.If your brand isn’t getting stronger from week to week, an investment of time produces a seriously outsized result.Investing Money in Tools, Training, and ResourcesThe people with the most powerful personal brands invest in their own development. They spend their money on the tools, the training, and the resources they need to improve and build their brands.They invest in books and audiobooks. They attend conferences and seminars (many attending conferences where they would be qualified to speak). They pay for personal training and personal coaching. They even attend webinars and teleseminars.The people with powerful personal brands invest in the tools, the training, and the resources that improve that brand because the return on investment is so great. The money they invest in developing themselves is returned many times over in future results.If your brand isn’t where you want it to be, you might need to make a greater investment in building the underlying asset.Investing In Action to Get the Benefit of your InvestmentIf you want to improve “brand you,” you have to invest more than your time and your money. You have to take what you are learning and put it to good use.The single reason that most people don’t improve their results after investing their time and money on their personal development is because they fail to act on what they’ve learned. Learning something and not applying it is the same as not having learned it. Knowing what to do and not doing it is the same as not knowing what to do.Never leave the site of an investment of your time or money without a concrete, written action plan. Make the commitment to act on what you have learned. This is why I almost always write a series of questions at the bottom of each blog post. You shouldn’t even invest the time in reading this blog without making some commitment to take action (or at least recommit to taking some action).What are you investing in “brand you?”QuestionsWhat investments do you need to start making in “Brand You?”What investments of time will build your personal brand?What investments in personal and professional development do you need to make?Do you ensure that you improve your results when you work on your personal development by taking action on what you have learned? How can you do better?last_img read more

Data, Insight, and Wisdom

Data, Insight, and Wisdom

first_imgThe word data means facts and statistics that have been in some way collected. Our technologies now allow us to collect an endless amount of data, some of which is helpful in making sense of our world, as well as assisting with better decisions. But data by itself is just data.Insight is an understanding of the data or information. It’s the discernment of what the data means, how it might be interpreted. Insight is necessary to make data useful; otherwise, it’s just facts with no meaning. This is the application of thinking to the data.Wisdom is something altogether different from data or insight. Wisdom is applying experience and judgment about decisions one might take—or not take—in light of the insight and data. Wisdom offered from one person to another is called advice, something that includes data and insight, and adds something of greater value.Data is important. If you lack a command of the facts, it is difficult to make a case that someone should be doing something different. If you lack the insights to derive meaning from the data, to explain why it matters and the implications from your interpretation, the data is useless. Insight starts with asking questions to determine what story the data tells and why based on the context in which the information is being used.Wisdom is knowing why the insight and data matters, what it means for your dream clients, what they should do about, and how they should go about making change. Wisdom is a level of knowledge that is greater than the sum of the data and the insights. The experience that enables you to offer advice, the good judgment that has come from bad judgment (yours and other’s), and recognizing the choices of action and the accompanying trade-offs are what allows you to offer advice.If you want to help other people produce better results, data and insight are essential, but acquiring experience is critical to your being able to offer advice in the first place. Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Indian-Origin Cop, Working Overtime On Christmas, Shot Dead In California

Indian-Origin Cop, Working Overtime On Christmas, Shot Dead In California

first_imgA 33-year-old Indian-origin police officer in the US state of California has been killed after being shot by an “armed” unidentified gunman while he was conducting a traffic stop.Corporal Ronil Singh of the Newman Police Department was shot and killed during a traffic stop when he was “working overtime on Christmas night to provide the best for his family.”Read it at NDTV Related Itemslast_img

In the Twilight zone: H.M. Naqvi on Karachi

In the Twilight zone: H.M. Naqvi on Karachi

first_imgH.M. NaqviMany cities are founded by gods, heroes, conquerors but Karachi emerges from nothing, from stories. There are stories about Ram and Sita sojourning in a verdant cove that would become a canton of the city. There are stories about a wandering Sufi who settled by a creek and in,H.M. NaqviMany cities are founded by gods, heroes, conquerors but Karachi emerges from nothing, from stories. There are stories about Ram and Sita sojourning in a verdant cove that would become a canton of the city. There are stories about a wandering Sufi who settled by a creek and in time the lice he shook from his head metamorphosed into crocodiles. There are stories about some natural calamity, an earthquake perhaps, that compelled the inhabitants of nearby bastis to populate the scrim of coast on the Arabian Sea that is now populated by some 18.2 million souls officially (21 million unofficially).Karachi is vast and varied. It might rain in Orangi but it remains sunny in Pipri. There might be street battles in Lyari while families picnic on the seaside at Sandspit. There are Balochi neighbourhoods such as Razaqabad where women are holed up in dull, concrete, single-storied structures, and cantons that include McNeil Road where Christian matrons wander on the streets in skirts. Any attempt then to distill the city into discourse is fraught, if not always futile. One might begin with one’s own story, one’s own Karachi.****My grandfather arrived in the city not long after the sudden, sundering inception of India and Pakistan. He would wind up in a onebedroom, ground-floor portion of a semi-detached house in Paposh Nagar that featured low ceilings, flimsy doors, paved concrete floors, and despite the sehen in the back, could feel somewhat claustrophobic. The household comprised some 15 members then, many of whom sprawled on charpoys under the sky at night because it would be warm inside.advertisementPeople celebrate Pakistan Independence day in Karachi in 2011.Recently, I visited Paposh Nagar after an eon. When I arrived, the curious neighbourhood children, tossing a wizened tennis ball, inquired after me, and when I told them my grandfather lived here, they informed the landlord’s wife of my visit. “My husband’s at the shop,” she said, hand on hip- the same shop his father ran half a century ago.We used to look up to the landlord, literally and figuratively: He lived above us, he owned real estate, ran a business. Whereas there were times when my grandfather would not be able to feed his eight children and would have to dispatch them to his in-laws. My slight, unschooled, sariclad, Purbi-speaking grandmother, however, made certain that her children were educated, that they worked hard, that they excelled. Consequently, in the span of a generation, almost all her children moved from one part of town to the other. They would become doctors, engineers, chartered accountants, bankers and one joined the foreign service. Although my grandfather died in a rented house, his sons would, in time, purchase land, build homes, make a life for themselves.****The story of Karachi is a story of immigration. After all, save the crocodiles at Mungho Pir, there was nothing to Karachi 300 years ago. But when scattered communities of fishermen congregated in and around Karachi, the Baloch rulers of Sind took note. By the 18th century, the latter tried to capture the emergent trading post thrice. Karachiwallahs only relented in 1795 on the condition that the Baloch would not enter town. As a result, the conquering force set up camp along the Lyari River-the second wave of immigrants to the city. In 1800, Karachiwallahs threw out the small British contingent that had set up a factory within the town limits. The denizens of Karachi have always been hardy and fiercely independent.The third wave of immigrants came after 1831, after the bloody battle at Miani where British forces slaughtered 10,000 locals to secure Sind. They were Parsi, Goan, Lohana, Bohra. Last month, I met with the Bohra Lanewallah clan, one of the oldest extant families of Karachi. They owned vast swaths of real estate once, including the spectacular Sayfi Apartments, home to many of the city’s Jews. At one juncture, the Lanewallahs were among the most prosperous families in the city. Things, however, have since changed: The Jews have packed up and the Sayfi Apartments have frayed. The dynamic of immigration is straightforward: Each wave displaces the last. And each community grates against the other, then coexists.Unlike Lahore or Islamabad, Karachi is not pretty. It’s a rough and tumble megalopolis like Sao Paulo, like Mumbai, that features a hardy, dynamic populace.There are periods when other immigrant communities are at daggers drawn-Mohajir, Pathan, Balochi, Sindhi-followed by periods of relative amity. In the last decade, Karachi mostly flourished. Trash was collected. Parks sprang up. Roads, water lines were laid. Above all, law and order was maintained. In 2001, for instance, the homicide per capita rate in the city was lower than Boston, than Seattle. Things changed circa 2008. The detritus from the war on the border flowed downstream. Turf wars became routine. This summer, Lyari, a troubled canton ruled by feuding mafias (much like Dongri), went up in flames. The day I began writing this piece, 12 died in what newspapers term “targeted killings”.Lyari, however, is also renowned for its soccer players, snooker players, boxers and beer halls. Since I enjoy beer, I had tried visiting several times but each time I attempted I was told “it’s not such a good time”. During the soccer World Cup, however, Pax Lyrariana was declared. Massive screens were set up (reportedly 26 altogether), courtesy of the reigning don, Uzair Balouch. Thousands spilled on to the streets, some swilling beer, all championing Spain. (When I asked a Makrani boy raising a large yellow flag, Why Spain, given the expulsion of Muslims, the inquisition, he thoughtfully replied, Yes, but they still have Muslim blood in them!)advertisementAt halftime, I was summoned by Uzair. I expected a large, fearsome character. Instead, I found myself face to face with a handsome, soft-spoken fellow about my age, sporting a Brazil jersey. “You’ve come from outside,” he said. “Tell them to give us money for our stadiums, for the youth.”A stone’s throw from Lyari is Lee Market, an animate commercial mecca of the city, offering everything from tea and tinned products to nuts and dry goods. In offices the size of closets, Memons, Punjabis and Pathans conduct trade worth millions of rupees daily. And they will tell you that Uzair’s men run a massive extortion racket. One powdered milk merchant informed me, “Once upon a time the MQM collected bhatta. But they left it. Maybe they have other things to do.”****There are other stories, other dynamics that inform Karachi but routinely escape discourse. Once I visited Qazafi Town, a far-flung canton populated by Waziris, Pathans who hail from the troubled badlands of the country bordering Afghanistan. Had I walked into a home in Waziristan (especially being a Shia), I might have been deemed wajib-e-qatl, or “liable to be killed”, but in Qazafi Town I was invited into a co-ed home-school by two young women.Their mother, a tough matriarch, sat surveying her domain on a charpoy, while their brother, a bearded character with his shalwar above his ankles, was on his way to the mosque around the corner- rumoured to be patronised by the sectarian terrorist outfit, Sipah-e-Sahaba. How, I wondered, did he allow the school to function?I learned that after his father’s death, he became responsible for three women. Consequently, when approached by a local start-up NGO, he made an economic decision, not a religious one: By allowing the home-school, his sisters would receive a salary, free medical treatment (via a monthly mobile health clinic) and the school-his house-received floor mats, a water cooler. In a few years, he changed the way he lived and thought, the way his people lived and thought for centuries.advertisementFLAME, the organisation funding the homeschool (and hundreds around the country), is characteristic of the private social initiatives that define the life of the city. A student leader Adeeb Rizvi, built SIUT, a free, world-class kidney hospital from scratch. A group of businessmen that include Jameel Yusuf founded the Citizens Police Liaison Committee, an institution cited by the UN as a model for crime prevention. Humanitarians such as Akhter Hamid Khan, a pioneer in microfinance and “bottom up community development”, and Abdul Sattar Edhi-founder of a social welfare programme that operates the largest ambulance service in the world, not to mention orphanages, clinics and women’s shelters-have been Nobel contenders. Where the state fails, Karachiwallahs pick up the slack.****Unlike Lahore or Islamabad, Karachi is not pretty. It’s a rough and tumble megalopolis like Sao Paulo, like Mumbai, that features a hardy, dynamic populace. Karachiwallahs make Karachi Karachi. The city is populated by thugs and humanitarians, businessmen and novelists. No other city in Pakistan (or say, Austria for that matter) could sustain something like the Karachi Literature Festival. No other city can boast weekly qawwalis and mushairas as well as art exhibitions and plays. Karachi has changed dramatically in three centuries and will continue changing at the same pace. Whether it will change for the better or worse is a matter best left to punters and political pundits. I need qawwali, a plate of nihari and the energy of a megalopolis.Like my grandfather, I might not own any real estate in the city (or, for the record, anywhere else), but I have carved a life for myself here. As a storyteller, Karachi fascinates. There’s a story under every stone.-The writer is an award-winning author of Home Boy. He lives in Karachi. His next novel, to be out in 2013, is set in the city.last_img read more

Mike Trout, Angels close to record $432M, 12-year MLB deal

Mike Trout, Angels close to record $432M, 12-year MLB deal

first_imgColombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Trout and the Los Angeles Angels are close to finalizing a $432 million, 12-year contract that would shatter the record for the largest deal in North American sports history, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.The deal was disclosed Tuesday by a person familiar with the negotiations who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the agreement had not been finalized. The contract was likely to be announced by the end of this week, the person said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsHours later, news broke that Alex Bregman and the Houston Astros have agreed on a $100 million, six-year deal that keeps the All-Star third baseman under contract with the team through 2024, according to a person with direct knowledge of the situation.Trout would set a baseball record for career earnings at about $513 million, surpassing the roughly $448 million Alex Rodriguez took in with Seattle, Texas and the New York Yankees from 1994-2017. Shane Bieber struck out six in five innings for Cleveland. He permitted five hits and walked none. Dodgers newcomers A.J. Pollock and Russell Martin homered off Bieber. Pollock also had a double.Walker Buehler threw 46 pitches over 2 2/3 innings in his long-awaited Cactus League debut for Los Angeles. He allowed three hits and one earned run. The young right-hander was slowed by shoulder soreness earlier this spring.PADRES 4, DIAMONDBACKS 3Eric Hosmer homered and Bryan Mitchell struck out four over two scoreless innings to close it out. Manny Machado went 1 for 4 and is batting .161.Adam Jones was 0 for 3 in his Cactus League debut for Arizona. He batted leadoff and played five innings in center field.REDS 6, WHITE SOX 5Prized prospect Nick Senzel doubled twice and scored three times for Cincinnati. Joey Votto got two hits and Yasiel Puig had a two-run single.Luis Castillo will start on opening day for the Reds, rookie manager David Bell announced.Chicago slugger Jose Abreu connected for a pair of home runs. Reynaldo Lopez allowed three runs in 6 1/3 innings.ANGELS 9, ROCKIES 7 Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other LATEST STORIES Fulmer, who experienced elbow soreness during a recent bullpen session, will seek a third opinion.CUBS (SS) 6, MARINERS 4Yu Darvish made his fourth start for Chicago’s split squad, pitching 4 2/3 innings against a team of Mariners minor leaguers and allowing two runs — one earned — and five hits, striking out six and walking two. Darvish also had an RBI single. Ian Happ and Jason Heyward had RBI doubles and Wilson Contreras singled in a run.Kyle Lewis, Seattle’s No. 1 pick in the 2016 draft, hit his third home run — a solo shot off reliever Carl Edwards Jr. — and his third double, scoring twice and raising his average to .429.ROYALS 8, CUBS (SS) 6Ryan O’Hearn homered, doubled and drove in five runs for Kansas City. Jorge Soler added two hits, and Jakob Junis gave up two runs in five innings.RANGERS 3, BREWERS 2Willie Calhoun had two singles, driving in all three runs for Texas. Lance Lynn made his third start, pitching five innings and allowing two runs, four hits, while striking out nine.Jesus Aguilar hit his third double, driving in a run for Milwaukee. Chase Anderson made his fourth start, allowing two runs and six hits, in four innings.INDIANS 4, DODGERS 2 Trout’s latest deal would top the new $330 million, 12-year contract between Bryce Harper and the Philadelphia Phillies, and Trout’s $36 million average annual value would surpass pitcher Zack Greinke’s $34.4 million in a six-year deal with Arizona that started in 2016. The contract also would best Mexican boxer Canelo Alvarez’s $356 million deal with sports-streaming service DAZN.Progress toward an agreement was first reported by ESPN.Whether Trout’s contract is the largest in the world for a team athlete is difficult to determine. Forbes estimated Lionel Messi earned $84 million from Barcelona in 2017-18 and Cristiano Ronaldo $61 million from Real Madrid, but precise details of their contracts are not known.A 27-year-old entering what should be his prime years, Trout is considered baseball’s top player and would have been coveted as a free agent after the 2020 season. He lives in southern New Jersey, and Harper said he was excited about trying to recruit Trout to join him in Philadelphia.Although Trout recently built a home in his native New Jersey, he is staying on the West Coast with the Angels, who are coming off three straight losing seasons and haven’t won a playoff game during his career.ADVERTISEMENT Google Philippines names new country director PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Trout and wife Jessica have made no secret of how much they enjoy living in laid-back Southern California, and the low-key outfielder apparently decided to skip the pressure of free agency entirely.Trout has been an All-Star in each of his seven full big league seasons and hit .312 with 39 homers, 79 RBIs, 24 steals and 122 walks last year. He has led the major leagues in OPS in each of the last two seasons.Bregman’s agreement includes this season, buys out three years of arbitration eligibility (2020-22) and pushes back his opportunity to become a free agent by two years.The person who spoke about that deal did so on condition of anonymity because details had not been released by the team. The agreement was first reported by KRIV-FOX 26.The 24-year-old Bregman made his first All-Star team last season and was selected MVP of the game after hitting a home run to help the American League win. He set career highs with a .286 batting average, 31 homers, 103 RBIs and a major league-leading 51 doubles, finishing fifth in AL MVP balloting.The second overall pick in the 2015 amateur draft out of LSU, Bregman has hit .282 with 58 homers and 208 RBIs in 2½ seasons with the Astros, helping them win consecutive AL West titles and the 2017 World Series. He was limited early this spring after having arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow in January.MORE FROM AROUND SPRING TRAININGYANKEES 6, RAYS 2Yankees general manager Brian Cashman announced that setup man Dellin Betances will begin the season on the injured list due to right shoulder inflammation. Betances got an MRI after he continued to lack velocity with his fastball.Cashman also announced that starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez had passed his physical. If added to the 40-man roster, the 33-year-old left-hander would get a $3 million salary while in the major leagues and the chance to earn $9 million in performance bonuses: $300,000 for each start through 30. Gary Sanchez hit two run-scoring doubles for New York, and Aaron Judge singled in a run and scored twice. Greg Bird hit a solo drive for his third spring homer.Yankees right-hander Luis Cessa struck out five while pitching four scoreless innings.Tampa Bay’s Tyler Glasnow struggled in his fourth start. The right-hander issued four walks in 3 2/3 innings and was charged with five runs, sending his spring ERA to 11.00.NATIONALS 3, BRAVES 2Collin Cowgill capped Washington’s three-run ninth with a two-run homer. Anibal Sanchez pitched five innings of two-run ball.Austin Riley, one of Atlanta’s top prospects, hit a solo drive for his first spring homer. Bullpen hopeful Max Fried made his third start, striking out seven in five scoreless innings.PIRATES 3, TIGERS 1Josh Bell, Adam Frazier and Corey Dickerson had two hits apiece for Pittsburgh, and Steven Brault pitched 3 2/3 scoreless innings.Detroit left-hander Matthew Boyd allowed three runs, two earned, and seven hits in 4 2/3 innings.The Tigers also announced that right-hander Michael Fulmer may need Tommy John surgery. The operation was recommended following an MRI exam and a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews.center_img Justin Upton hit his first homer of the spring for Los Angeles. Peter Bourjos and Taylor Ward also went deep, and Kole Calhoun had two hits.Colorado starter German Marquez was tagged for eight runs and 10 hits in 4 1/3 innings. Daniel Murphy homered and Nolan Arenado got two hits.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants View comments SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte FILE – In this Sept. 10, 2017, file photo, Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout is greeted in the dugout after hitting a solo home run in the first inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Seattle. A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press Tuesday, March 19, 2019, that Trout and the Angels are close to finalizing a record $432 million, 12-year contract that would shatter the record for the largest deal in North American sports history. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)Mike Trout is about to cash in.Big time.ADVERTISEMENT Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event UAAP men’s volleyball: Ateneo ends FEU’s unbeaten run, NU gets share of top seedlast_img read more

Kat Tolentino forgoes last playing year, leaves Ateneo a champion

Kat Tolentino forgoes last playing year, leaves Ateneo a champion

first_imgMOST READ Jordan Spieth refuses interview after 3rd round of PGA Championship DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Tolentino, Season 81’s Best Opposite Hitter, started her collegiate career with the Lady Eagles in the worst way having suffered three ACL tears that kept her out in Season 78.She eventually made her debut in Season 79 and became Ateneo’s best offensive threat in 2019 scoring a total of 266 points throughout the tournament.“This is Kat Tolentino, number 10, signing off.”ADVERTISEMENT Tolentino announced her decision after the Lady Eagles’ thanksgiving mass at the Church of the Gesu Saturday.“I just want to say how blessed and thankful I am to God that I am not just an athlete who had three ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injuries,” said Tolentino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“But one can finally say that I’m an athlete with three ACL injuries and one absolutely unforgettable championship, and one Ateneo family forever.”READ: Tolentino overcomes 3 ACL tears on way to 1st UAAP title Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausscenter_img Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Kat Tolentino is leaving Ateneo a champion.The Lady Eagles’ talisman has decided to forgo her fifth year of collegiate eligibility on the same day they ruled over the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament and defeated University of Santo Tomas for the title.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too View commentslast_img read more

Youth from valley continue to break new ground in sports:

Youth from valley continue to break new ground in sports:

first_imgMuftiJammu, Dec 4 (PTI) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today praised a baseball player and a cyclist for their achievements and said that youth from Kashmir Valley were continuing to break new ground in sports.Tahir Shabnum of Srinagar was selected for the Dubai Cup India-Pakistan International Baseball Series to be held at Sharjah Stadium in United Arab Emirates.”Valley baseball player Tahir Shabnum selected for the Dubai Cup. Youth from the (Kashmir) valley continue to break new ground,” she tweeted.He was selected after participating in trials at Chandigarh and a coaching camp at Patiala organised by the Amateur Baseball Federation of India. The tournament is scheduled to be held from December 8.Shabnum has represented the state a number of times in the senior national baseball championships and also represented Kashmir University in All India Inter University Baseball Championship.In another Twitter post, the chief minister said, “Another great achievement in sports, Bilal Ahmed Dar (is) leading the way.”Cyclist Bilal Ahmad Dar, a resident of�Narbal area of Budgam, bagged four gold medals in the track Under-17 national school games. He also recently bagged three medals in the National Road Cycling Championship held at Karnataka. PTI AB AARlast_img read more

Mohamed Elyounoussi and Scott Brown steer Celtic past Hibs and into final

Mohamed Elyounoussi and Scott Brown steer Celtic past Hibs and into final

first_img (s 76′) 67 Forster 19 Johnston The weight of expectation sat firmly on the shoulders of Celtic’s players. They entered this semi-final having won 29 domestic cup ties in succession. The sense of Lennon’s team being strong favourites – to put it mildly – was further endorsed by Hibs’ struggles under Paul Heckingbottom. The ability of the former Barnsley and Leeds manager to recruit adeptly for the Scottish top flight has been open to serious question with Hibs delivering a series of lame performances. Here, they were ragged.Nonetheless, and in hinting briefly at the unpredictable nature of cup football, Hibs opened brightly. Daryl Horgan curled an effort narrowly over Fraser Forster’s crossbar in the eighth minute. Celtic’s reply – their first clearcut opportunity – was forceful enough to open the scoring. It also did the referee, Bobby Madden, a favour after he ignored a blatant handball by the Hibs captain, Paul Hanlon, inside his own penalty area.James Forrest, fresh from signing a contract extension, showed skill and patience before chipping the ball to the back post. There waited Mohamed Elyounoussi, who was composed with a headed finish back across the diving Chris Maxwell.The officials were to the fore again before Celtic doubled their advantage. Odsonne Édouard was offside as Christopher Jullien delivered a long ball to his fellow Frenchman. With no flag raised, Édouard actually miscontrolled when racing in on goal. He recovered sufficiently to flick the ball across the advancing Maxwell and into the path of Callum McGregor. The midfielder’s task was blissfully simple and he tapped the ball into an empty net.Hibs, to their credit, responded. Melker Hallberg hauled them back into the match after the Celtic left-back Boli Bolingoli had unwittingly played the ball right to the Swede’s feet. Bolingoli had been attempting to snuff out an inconsequential Hibs attack.Celtic did not fancy heading into the dressing room to incur Lennon’s wrath. Trickery from Édouard preceded a pass across goal to Elyounoussi, who lashed into the roof of the net from close range.Elyounoussi was agonisingly denied his hat-trick by the post within five minutes of the restart, and Forrest also cracked the woodwork soon after. The paucity of Hibs’ defending in the most basic of situations rendered the key question just how many Celtic would score.Number four was due to arrive and soon did. Maxwell made a hash of an Elyounoussi corner when under pressure from Jullien, with Scott Brown on hand to poke home. This marked a rare goal for the Celtic captain. 49 Forrest 17 James 8 Brown Share on Pinterest 27 Elyounoussi Match stats 22 Kamberi match reports Topics 30 Frimpong Reuse this content 18 Rogic Share on Twitter 9 Doidge West Ham’s late rally fails to save them from defeat by Newcastle United Hibernian 22 Edouard 4 Hanlon 6 Vela CEL HIB 7 Horgan Share on Facebook 6 Bitton 23 Allan (s 46′) Corners Share on WhatsApp Possession 23 Bolingoli Mbombo (s 79′) (s 67′) 17 Christie The wait for Celtic to relinquish their grip on Scottish football continues. This win over Hibernian, which was ultimately more comfortable than the scoreline suggests, ensures they take their place in the League Cup final next month, where Rangers or Hearts will lie in wait. Neil Lennon’s only gripe may be that Celtic did not press home their superiority over Hibs in more emphatic style; strange as that may seem for a victory by a three-goal margin.“We were breathtaking today from start to finish,” said Celtic’s manager. “I can’t speak highly enough of the mentality of the team. The way they went about their business made it very comfortable.” Goal attempts 42 McGregor Foulscenter_img 11 Newell Substitutes Scottish League Cup 21 Ntcham 2 Jullien 5 Hibernian Off target 11 Celtic 2 Hibernian On target 9 Celtic 20 Hallberg Hibernian 8 Slivka Celtic Share on Messenger 11 9 16 Stevenson Substitutes Read more 1 Marciano Celtic 33 Elhamed Lineups 18 Jackson 1 Gordon (s 46′) 10 Boyle 15 Hayes 35 Ajer 55 45 14 Mallan CEL55HIB45% 28 Maxwell Share on LinkedIn The Observer With many of their supporters heading for the exits, Hibs somehow clawed another goal back. Florian Kamberi, introduced at half-time, headed past Forster from a fine Tom James cross. Brown, terrific throughout, was to seal Hibs’ fate. The midfielder scored Celtic’s fifth at the second attempt after Maxwell saved his first shot from an Elyounoussi pass.“I thought Celtic were very good but we played a part in that,” said Heckingbottom. Whether such recurring generosity triggers action from the manager’s superiors remains to be seen. Share via Email The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. 3 Whittaker (s 68′) 21 Naismith 4 12last_img read more

10 months agoCrystal Palace, Fulham go for wantaway Newcastle midfielder Isaac Hayden

10 months agoCrystal Palace, Fulham go for wantaway Newcastle midfielder Isaac Hayden

first_imgCrystal Palace, Fulham go for wantaway Newcastle midfielder Isaac Haydenby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWantaway Newcastle United midfielder Isaac Hayden is ready to return to London.The 23-year-old former Arsenal midfielder has made it clear he wants to leave the North East.Crystal Palace are alerted to the fact he wants to play in the south with Fulham also watching closely.Hayden said: “It’s unchanged and the club have known that from day one. It wasn’t going to change. My family, my partner and daughter will always come first. Football is football, but family is more important.“The club have had conversations already. Hopefully a solution can be found. It wasn’t in the summer, but I was professional and got on with the job I have to do.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more