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first_img1 Rob Kelly with former West Brom boss Alan Irvine Tony Pulis has begun reshuffling his backroom staff at West Brom with coaches Rob Kelly, Keith Downing and Dean Kiely all leaving the club.The trio have left with immediate effect and Pulis is now looking to finalise the rest of backroom staff at The Hawthorns.Kelly took caretaker charge after Alan Irvine was sacked last week, overseeing the 1-1 draw at West Ham before Pulis assumed control.Director of football administration Richard Garlick told the club’s official site: “The club would like to place on record its deep appreciation for the contribution of Keith, Rob and Dean within the coaching structure.“Keith and Dean have been here a number of years and took over first-team control in a caretaker capacity during a difficult period last season. They played a key role in stabilising the team.“Rob joined at the start of the season and became a valued member of the coaching set-up.“Changes in personnel are part of football life and it is obviously sad to say farewell to three popular and respected members of staff.“We wish to thank them for their efforts and wish them all the very best in their future endeavours.”last_img read more

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first_img This time the combination wasn’t bigger than Texas. White was tackled for a 1-yard gain and USC turned the ball over on downs to Texas. The Longhorns then turned it over to Vince Young and Texas won a thrilling Rose Bowl, 41-38. A two-headed monster, indeed. Texas couldn’t stop White, but USC couldn’t stop Young, either. And that’s why the loss was so hard to fathom. In White’s career at USC, he’s 37-2. Winning became a habit. Losing wasn’t. “I haven’t lost in a long time,” White said. “But it’s easy for me to walk around with my head up high.” He just might not be doing it around the USC campus next year. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Pete Carroll momentarily hid the tears in LenDale White eyes with an emotional embrace. Carroll leaned on White for several seconds, much like he leaned on him in the Rose Bowl. White’s power game worked like magic against Texas. But on fourth-and-2 and needing only a first down to ice the game, Carroll went for it and put the game in the hands the offensive line and White. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson White lingered on the field long after an MVP-type performance in which he scored three touchdowns and ran for 124 yards on 20 carries. He soaked in the atmosphere of what could’ve been his final game with family and friends. White, a junior, will take about a week to decide if he’s turning pro but it will take a lot longer to erase that fourth-and-2. “I’ve got some thinking to do,” White said. “I have to talk things over with my family. I don’t want to bail out but there’s a lot of money there and NFL dreams out there. It’s a big decision. I’ll lean on some people, but ultimately I’ll go with my heart. I don’t think my heart will let me down.” White didn’t let USC down and athletic director Mike Garrett made sure to let White know as much. As White tried to hold back tears, Garrett told him: “You were a monster out there. Don’t get down. What you showed is all you need to show.” Like that play when White ran down the sideline and stiff-armed Michael Huff in the second quarter. He shoved him backward by the facemask and tossed him to the ground and was tackled at Texas’ 3. He scored on the next play to give USC a 17-16 lead. He gave USC a 24-23 lead just before halftime with a 12-yard score and high-stepped his way into the end zone. Texas and the rest of the free world was preoccupied with finding a way to contain Reggie Bush, who ran for a 26-yard score and 82 yards on 13 carries. White and Bush have been such a potent combination. Well-known as “Thunder and Lightning,” the duo set a combined record for 99 career touchdowns, eclipsing the previous mark set by Army’s Doc Blanchard and Glenn Davis, who combined for 97 career touchdowns from 1943-46. last_img read more

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first_imgResearchers in an independent study give Los Angeles city parks high marks and suggest officials find ways to create small parks in more areas. The Rand Corp., as part of a major study it is conducting on how to improve public health, found the city is in a better position than neighboring jurisdictions in both the number of parks it operates and their quality. “Quite frankly, we were impressed with the amount of use the parks get and the view the public has of the personnel at their local parks,” said Rand researcher Deborah Cohen, lead author of the study. “I was amazed when we found that 43 percent of the people who answered our surveys have their children enrolled in some program at the local park.” The surveys of 12 neighborhood parks showed that 81 percent of those who responded live within one mile of the park they were using. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Parks General Manager Jon Mukri said the surveys show him the need to reach out to more communities. “I think we need to do better than 43 percent,” Mukri said. Mukri said he will use the study as well as recent audits from Controller Laura Chick as blueprints to make changes. In part, he wants to look at the entire city and find where there is the greatest need for more park space. Cohen said Rand also was focusing on parks earmarked for work under Proposition K and will return to see what improvements have been made. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals“It’s always fun to be a part of something so strong and so spiritual,” said Kix Brooks, who also shared the top vocal duo award with Dunn. Brad Paisley, who had a leading six nominations going into the show, got the award he said he wanted, Album of the Year for “Time Well Wasted.” Keith Urban was Top Male Vocalist for a second year and Sara Evans, up against Underwood, Martina McBride, Gretchen Wilson and Lee Ann Womack, captured her first ACM award, for Top Female Vocalist. A late addition to the show was a tribute to the late Buck Owens, who died in March. Dwight Yoakam performed his version of Owens’ trademark Bakersfield Sound along with Paisley, ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons and Owens’ son, Buddy. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Brooks & Dunn, the most honored artists in the history of the Academy of Country Music’s awards show, picked up a record 20th and 21st trophies Tuesday night as country music’s elite gathered to perform and compete for honors. Newcomer Carrie Underwood, last year’s “American Idol” winner, was also a double winner, taking Top New Female Vocalist and Single of the Year awards. The latter was for “Jesus Take the Wheel,” a song she performed on the show. Kenny Chesney captured the Entertainer of the Year award. Brooks & Dunn claimed the first award handed out Tuesday, Song of the Year for “Believe,” a gospel-tinged tune written by Craig Wiseman, co-writer of the 2005 song of the year, “Live Like You Were Dying.” last_img read more

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first_imgTHIS is the incredible scene in the skies above Co Donegal tonight – a glittering crescent moon, with the planet Venus directly behind.This picture was taken by donegaldaily.com reader Robert McClean. Jupiter is also shining tonight.The bright planets Venus and Jupiter will perform one last sky show with the crescent moon tonight to wrap up what astronomers are calling a two-day celestial meet-up or conjunction. The crescent moon appears at the top of the trio like a giant smile in space, with Venus shining bright to the lower right and Jupiter perched below.“This will be the best Venus-Jupiter conjunction for years to come,” said the American space agency NASA.“While bright to the unaided eye, they’re even better when seen through a telescope.”If you get a great snap tonight, send it to info@donegaldaily.com!  Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldaily  ABOVE THE DONEGAL SKY TONIGHT: VENUS, JUPITER AND CRESCENT MOON was last modified: March 27th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:ABOVE THE DONEGAL SKY TONIGHT: VENUS AND CRESCENT MOONlast_img read more

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first_imgThe family of a Letterkenny man missing since yesterday say they are extremely concerned about his safety.Matthew Lafferty, aged 27, has not been seen since he left a hotel in Sligo yesterday.Gardai are trawling through CCTV footage looking of any sightings of the Donegal man after he left the Clayton Hotel around 8.30pm. His sister Nadine said his family are extremely worried about him and that he always keeps in touch.Nadine said “We are are all very worried as this is out of character for him as he always makes contact.“The Gardai have checked CCTV from the nearby bus station and other places but they have had no luck.“We’re just appealing to Matthew that if he is safe and well that he gets in contact and lets us know. We’re so worried about him.”  Family say they are very concerned about missing Letterkenny man was last modified: September 18th, 2019 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:donegalMatthew Laffertymissingsligolast_img read more

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first_img 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 Now I’m on record here and here and here saying that when too little activity is your problem, then more activity is what is needed. When you look at metrics and KPIs, you have to balance inputs and outputs.Telephone calls to prospective clients are inputs. The output of those telephone calls might be meetings in a B2B sale, or it might be a sale in one that is more transactional. Treating the telephone call as an output itself is to confuse the activity with the desired outcome.Meetings are also an input. The goal of a client meeting isn’t to have a meeting, it is to accomplish something, some goal, some outcome. Even though the sales process is more non-linear than ever, your sales process is still a valuable map, and it outlines the things that you need to do to create and win an opportunity. These things are the output of the meetings, and they tell you whether or not you have made any progress.The progress that you make on an individual sales call is an input, the output of which is the moving of a prospective deal from one stage of the sales process into a later stage, moving you closer to a decision. That movement is the output, and it is measured by noting the change in the stage of the process.It’s important not to confuse inputs with outputs.Let’s say the new client acquisition is what you want most of all. By placing too much of a focus on making calls (a mistake that is still made), you are looking at an input that says very little about how you are doing pursuing your goal. High activity might be better than low activity, but it isn’t better than effective activity.Meetings are important, too. You will not create an opportunity to win a prospective client without speaking to them. But the meeting itself is simply an input, something worth measuring, but not a metric that tells you much without looking at the output.And here we get to the reason why a lot of people like inputs better than outputs. To measure the effectiveness of a sales meeting, we enter the area where what we are measuring has a subjective component. We have to decide whether we obtained a certain goal that can be measured objectively. Was the call really a success? Is the prospective client really interested? Did we really gain the consensus of the two stakeholders that have previously been obstacles to change?Outputs are more important than inputs, without which they cannot be generated. Measuring success requires that you look at the inputs and outputs together, and that you inspect the subjective outputs in a way that allows you to determine their validity. Even though outputs may not provide the same objective certainty as the easier to capture inputs, they’ll tell you much more about how you are doing.last_img read more

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first_imgAn IPS officer in Uttar Pradesh has been suspended weeks after he gave an interview to an English website on how he had been sidelined after he had booked Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, then the Gorakhpur MP, under the National Security Act in 2002.UP Police spokesperson R.K. Gautam confirmed that 1992-cadre IPS officer Jasvir Singh, who was last posted as ADG Rules and Manual, was placed under suspension. However, Mr. Gautam did not reveal the reason for suspension. As per the UP Police website, Mr. Singh was suspended on February 14. “ADG under suspension,” it read under his current post section. Mr. Singh was the SP of Maharajganj district in Purvanchal in 2002, when he booked Mr. Adityanath under the stringent NSA. In a story published in Huffington Post on January 30, Mr. Singh is quoted as saying that he had refused to withdraw his case for preventive detention against the then sitting MP despite pressure from politicians of the Bharatiya Janata Party, who were in power at the Centre at the time, and the Bahujan Samaj Party, which formed the State government. Two days later, he was transferred to the Food Cell of the UP Police, said the article.While narrating his ordeal over the years, the article says that under the Yogi Adityanath government which came to power in 2017, Mr. Singh had become “a pariah of the IPS.” Mr. Singh says he paid a price for trying to hold politicians and ministers to account, as per the article, in which he also questions the encounter killings under the Yogi government.Mr. Singh is quoted as saying: “They want loyalty to political persons. This is totally unconstitutional. If we don’t resist, things won’t change. Resisting is the most rewarding thing especially when there is a big allurement.”The story also says that for the 26 years of his service, Mr. Singh held posts entailing actual police work only for six years. “Detested by his superiors, shunned by his colleagues, he has been written off as a troublemaker,” said the article.last_img read more

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first_imgA man sanitizes his hands at the entrance to the media cafeteria in Gangneung, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. South Korean authorities deployed 900 military personnel at the Pyeongchang Olympics on Tuesday after the security force was depleted by an outbreak of norovirus. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Signs posted around the Olympic venues urge extreme caution. Nine hundred troops stream into the area to help. Worried organizers sequester 1,200 people in their rooms.Officials are scrambling on the eve of the biggest planned event in South Korea in years — not because of anything related to North Korea and national security, but in an attempt to arrest the spread of norovirus at the Pyeongchang Games.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Local media are fretting over a “virus panic.” South Koreans, always quick to air their views online, have poured scorn on the government’s response and preparations. Are the games hygienic? What will people think about South Korea? Could this spread to the athletes?Norovirus fears may turn out to be much ado about nothing. But with a national reputation on the line, officials are scrambling to contain its spread. No one here wants these games associated more with disease than athletics in the manner that Zika, a mosquito-borne disease linked to a rare birth defect, loomed over the Rio Olympics in 2016.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAccording to Olympics organizers, the norovirus spread began Sunday when private security workers staying in the Jinbu area of Pyeongchang started complaining of headaches, stomach pain and diarrhea.About 1,200 people were kept in their rooms during tests for the contagious virus. Local and national health officials say they have investigated 1,023 people. Games organizers said Wednesday that 32 workers are being treated for norovirus and are in quarantine, including three foreigners. The liberal Hankyoreh newspaper published an interview with an anonymous civil security staff member who said that the tap water at the facility that accommodated the security workers “smelled fishy, or like something was decaying.” The staff member was also quoted as saying that officials were remiss after workers began showing symptoms.The conservative JoongAng Ilbo newspaper, meanwhile, said in an editorial that the norovirus outbreak raises worries about hygiene at the Olympics, and whether the illness might reach the athletes because some of the security workers showing symptoms had reportedly worked at the athletes’ villages.“As the virus panic spreads fast, some of the infected people turned out to have handled security at the Olympic village,” the editorial said, “which rings alarms over the management of hygiene conditions during the games.” Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ Read Next LATEST STORIES John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding AFP official booed out of forum NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Harden surpasses 15,000 points as Rockets trip Nets 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises View comments Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Because the sick workers handled security, 900 military personnel have been brought in to work at 20 venues until the sick and sequestered can return to work. Officials are conducting an epidemiological survey to track the disease’s spread. A preliminary five-day survey of water for cooking and drinking has come up negative for norovirus. Health officials say they are also inspecting restaurants and all food facilities linked to the Olympics.Notices have been posted around the Olympics urging regular, 30-second hand-washing sessions and the thorough boiling of water and washing of fruits and vegetables, among other precautions.The virus spread appears to feed a lingering South Korean sense of worry that the games will be filled with glitches and mistakes. The lodgings and transportations will be shoddy; the food will be poor, the service spotty; the weather will be too cold and the venues inadequately heated. Instead of putting on the best games possible, there will be too much focus by the liberal national government on efforts to engage rival North Korea and cater to their visiting athletes and cheering squads.Despite the official response, South Koreans have criticized the allegedly poor preparations at the Olympics, and what they believe was a slow reaction to initial reports of the virus.Local media have reported that the first symptoms began on Jan. 31 — not Sunday, as organizers say — long before officials launched a fact-finding investigation. There have also been reports of bad hygiene at the accommodations and complaints about meals and lodgings.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ “I knew I had to set the tone, but the other guys set the tone also. So in first quarter, we just wanted to come in and punch them in the face first because if we do that, we know we’ll win the game,” Rhodes said after pouring in a game-high 30 points that went with 11 rebounds, three assists, four blocks, and two steals to carry the Beermen to their first Commissioner’s Cup crown in 17 years.“They’ll be so intense trying to get it to a Game 7, they’ll be shooting bad shots, so we did that and everything took care of itself.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsForget Dominic McGuire, the NBA veteran who was supposedly the Beermen’s first-choice import this conference. Forget Ricardo Ratliffe, the decorated Star reinforcement who has owned Rhodes’ number in the Korean Basketball League and the one coach Leo Austria endorsed as the prospective Best Import.When the dust settled, Rhodes stood tall, drenched in confetti and soaking in all the glory after finally getting over the hump as he made believers out of doubters. Getting a year older here in the country, the 32-year-old will be coming home in Galveston, Texas not only as the Best Import but also a champion.“My first championship and it happened in the Philippines. I’m just lost for words,” he said. “I just want to thank San Miguel for choosing me, to boss Ramon S. Ang for always giving me encouraging words, my bosses, and my teammates. We went through a little adversity, but these guys, they’re great teammates. They welcomed me as family from day one.”Rhodes’ job may be done, but he knows the rest of San Miguel isn’t.And as the team makes a run at a rare Grand Slam in the season-ending Governors’ Cup, Rhodes gave Wendell McKines, who will be SMB’s import for the third conference, some words of wisdom.“I told him the pressure’s on him now,” he said with a chuckle. “The pressure’s off my back. I’m a champion, so I ain’t gonna worry about that. But yeah, I just gave him encouragement. And he’s going to get the job done. He’s a hard worker.” ADVERTISEMENT Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena LATEST STORIES I’ll urge Pacquiao to quit, says trainer Roach View comments Rhodes is just also glad that he’ll be going home the same way he arrived.“I came to a parade in my first day here and I’ll be having my own parade soon,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Riveracenter_img China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ What ‘missteps’? Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games MOST READ ‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending Articles00:51Racela keeps faith in TNT import Joshua Smith02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Charles Rhodes. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netCharles Rhodes’ nine-year odyssey for a title has finally come to an end.Always on the cusp of a championship but never a champion, the mercurial reinforcement made sure he’d be one on Sunday night, catching fire early in what would be a title-clinching Game 6 for San Miguel over TNT.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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