Thurles Town are also through to the last 16 courtesy of a 4-1 victory at Shannon Hibernians.However, Tipperary Town are out of the provincial competition.Dungarvan United beat them 4-2 in Waterford. Tipperary Town’s manager Brian Glasheen says hunger has played a huge role in the club’s meteoric rise.They were only formed at the turn of decade but have progressed to such an extent that they’re enjoying a successful first season in the TS&DL Premier Division.
A Pinellas County father died this week in a freak accident, while teaching his daughter how to park a pickup truck.According to the Tarpon Springs Police Department, the incident happened Tuesday night, as the 46-year-old was trying to teach his 15-year-old daughter to park in an empty lot in Tarpon Springs.The man exited the vehicle while the teenager was pulling into the parking space.As her father stood in front of the truck, the daughter accidentally stepped on the accelerator, hitting him and a nearby tree.First responders found the girl tending to her dad when they arrived.He was later pronounced dead at the hospital.The crash is still under investigation.
Representatives from the domestic abuse service, Lifeline Inishowen, are travelling to the Dail today to submit a petition to a cross-party delegation. The petition, which has over 2000 signatures, is a final attempt by the group for reinstating funding.The news comes as the service continues to financially struggle to keep its door, a struggle that has been ongoing over the previous nine years. We’re en route to the Dáil to demand funding for @LifelineDonegal. Come join us on Kildare Street at 1:15pm today. #Donegal #Inishowen #WakeUpTheGovernment pic.twitter.com/QgVpZNQzUj— Inishowen Together (@Inish_Together) June 26, 2019The centre, which helped over 46 women last year with domestic violence cases, has not been sanctioned government funding since 2011 despite the efforts of the centre over the last four years.Officials from the Tulsa, the Irish family support service, insisted that Donegal Women’s Centre in Letterkenny is suitable to cover the entire county, leaving those in Inishowen as far as 65km from the centre.The group had hoped that a meeting with Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone could be arranged in an attempt to have funding sanctioned. Manager of the centre, Mary Doherty said: “Nothing has changed this year despite the ratification of the Istanbul convention, which is a legal instrument that focuses on combating violence against women and domestic violence.“More services like Lifeline Inishowen should be welcomed and supported in rural Donegal,” she added.“I do not understand why there cannot be sufficient national level coordination with Lifeline Inishowen, particularly since the outreach was created by the local community itself.”Lifeline Inishowen travel to Dail for funding petition plea was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)
22 August 2012The Cabinet on Wednesday approved the Women Empowerment and Gender Equality Draft Bill for publication in the Government Gazette for public comment.The draft law is aimed at enforcing compliance in both the government and the private sector in matters of gender mainstreaming and equality.It also seeks to provide the Minister of Women, Children and People with Disabilities with the necessary authority to monitor, review and oversee gender mainstreaming and integration of gender equality considerations into all programmes of government and other sectors; and to promote the protection and advancement of women as envisaged in section 9 (2) of the Constitution.During the launch of Women’s Month, Minister of Women, Children and People with Disabilities Lulu Xingwana highlighted noted an array of measures that have drastically improved the position and conditions of women in the country since 1994.“Women occupy influential positions in government and play an important role in decision-making processes,” Xingwana said.She pointed out, however, that women still bore a disproportionate burden of the triple challenge of poverty, inequality and unemployment.“Women continue to be marginalised and discriminated against in terms of economic opportunities, the labour market as well as access to land, credit and finance.”According to the 2011 Businesswomen Association (BWA) South African Women in Leadership Census, women hold only 4.4% of CEO/MD positions, 5.3% of chairperson positions and 15.8% of all directorships.The report indicated that in the public service, women hold 35% of all senior managerial positions.Xingwana said she was confident that through the Women Empowerment and Gender Equality Bill, the department would be responding to the calls made by the BWA and many women who find themselves discriminated against on the basis of their gender.The Bill is expected to be published on the Government Gazette this week and the public will have 30 days to submit their comments.Source: SANews.gov.za
Tweets you can use to share this episodeThe sales process equals conversations and commitmentsClick To TweetNo customer should ever feel they need to be defensive about the sales conversationClick To TweetSubscribe toIn the ArenaApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsAndroidby EmailRSSOr subscribe with your favorite app by using the address below 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 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 35:48 — 32.9MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSClosing the sale is arguably one of the most difficult and most misunderstood parts of the sales process. It’s true for many reasons, including missed steps prior to the close and wrong assumptions about whether or not the prospect is actually ready to close the deal. In this conversation you’ll hear two veteran sales professionals, James Muir and Anthony Iannarino pick each other’s brains about what it takes to have a truly effective sales conversation, the places where most sales professionals miss the mark, and why asking for a commitment is such a hard thing – when it shouldn’t be.James Muir on Closing The Sale – Ep 95Click To TweetThe sales process equals conversations and commitments.Sales is intimidating to most people simply because they think of it in the wrong terms. It’s not about pushing or coercing people to do something they don’t want to do or can’t afford to do. It’s about helping people investigate their needs and discover the best solutions for them. That takes a conversation, or many of them, with the sales person being the one skilled at asking the right questions to make the needed discoveries. Sales is conversations followed by commitments, that’s it. In this conversation, James and Anthony chat about why asking for a commitment goes awry so often and what sales people can do to ensure their prospects are actually ready to make a commitment when the time comes.Before closing, you’ve got to lead the customer to see WHY they need to change.Most customers or prospects know they have problems that need solving. The sales professional wouldn’t be able to get a meeting with them in the first place if they didn’t know that. But the solutions that will solve those problems are going to require change on the part of many people within the company and that’s where people begin to resist in the sales process. The sales person needs to take the time, perhaps through many conversations, to help the prospect understand WHY they need to change, what’s at stake if they don’t. Anthony and his guest, James Muir chat about how a salesperson can effectively lead their customers to that realization and close the sale – on this episode.Before closing, you’ve got to lead the customer to see WHY they need to changeClick To TweetNo customer should ever feel they need to be defensive about the sales conversation.Defensiveness flows from a feeling or belief that another person is critical of you or the decisions you’ve made. It’s what you feel when you’re being pushed to do something you don’t want to do. Effective sales people come alongside their prospects instead of pushing them forward from behind. They consult, they help, they answer questions, and they ask plenty of insightful questions of their own. No customer should EVER feel the need to be defensive when a sales professional is doing their job the right way. Join Anthony as he and James Muir recount what they’ve learned about closing the sale, on this episode of In The Arena.Consultative selling is a collaborative, participatory process.No sales professional wants to be perceived as pushy or coercive. They know being perceived that way will kill their career. What’s the alternative? Being consultative, learning how to become the trusted expert customers can learn from as they seek to address the needs within their business. But consultative selling is about more than being an expert, it’s about being a partner with the customer, getting on the same side of the table to explore solutions together. When you can become a participant in the prospect’s exploration of a solution to their problems, you become the trusted advisor you really want and need to be.Consultative selling is a collaborative, participatory processClick To TweetOutline of this great episode Anthony’s introduction to his friend, James Muir. The things that changed that prompted James to write his book. Things sales people need to understand about what they are really doing when closing. The critical misunderstanding closers make. Underestimating the role of showing the customer how the sales process works. The sales closing process is not a linear process: why it’s important to know. Why sales people are horrified at the prospect of asking for a commitment from prospects. Not securing a commitment to change is where sales people begin to miss the mark. Consultative selling is a collaborative, participatory process. How you can get James’ audio book.Resources & Links mentioned in this episodeJames’ website: http://puremuir.com/www.PureMuir.com/TheLostArtOfClosing – get James’ audiobook for free069268910907352116980070511136The theme song “Into the Arena” is written and produced by Chris Sernel. 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SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue 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 Paul Lee confident shoulder won’t sideline him in Game 6 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Magnolia’s biggest weapon against San Miguel’s imposing cornerstone couldn’t help but admit that Friday night’s fracas got into the Hotshots’ heads.“The game stopped. We were knocked out of focus,” Ian Sangalang said of the incident in Game 5 of the PBA Philippine Cup Finals that added to what was an already whirlwind contest featuring the Hotshots and the Beermen.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We don’t have that much of players left. I had five fouls along with Rodney,” he explained. “We just remained positive.”Sangalang finished with another double-double (18 points and 14 rebounds) in Game 5.The Hotshots big man, who was then going home with a 3-2 lead, a psychological edge under his belt, and the idea of a sound sleep awaiting him, poked fun at the incident.“I just hope the Avengers won’t be storming the court on Sunday,” he said.“Maybe Thanos is already there.”ADVERTISEMENT A man donning a “Spider-Man” costume holding a sign that read “Vote! Love!” stormed onto center court, hitting San Miguel’s June Mar Fajardo and stopping the game which Magnolia was in control of, 84-76.The incident, which lasted for a few minutes, seemed to have afforded the Beermen a boost. The four-time champions rallied back and managed to knot the game at 86 on Terrence Romeo’s triple.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“Good thing we won,” said Sangalang, who had been a steady hand for Magnolia all through out the series.“Maybe you could say we’re a bit lucky that (Mark Barroca) made the last shot, that we’re able to figure out what to do. If we went to over time, the odds for us would be slim,” he shared. LATEST STORIES Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid
ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 28: Running back Ezekiel Elliott #15 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates after scoring a fourth quarter touchdown against the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium on November 28, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)On-campus parking authorities can be the bane of many college students’ existences, even if you are a football star like Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott. This afternoon, Elliott’s car was ticketed outside of the Woody Hayes Athletic Center, OSU’s indoor practice facility. Needless to say, Elliott isn’t exactly happy about receiving the citation. So how campus park gonna ticket me at the woody …. pic.twitter.com/qtIiTpFx6n— EzekielElliott#⃣1⃣5⃣ (@EzekielElliott) June 29, 2015How do I get a parking ticket at the THE FREAKING FACILITY— EzekielElliott#⃣1⃣5⃣ (@EzekielElliott) June 29, 2015Amazingly, former OSU tight end Jeff Heuerman’s car was ticketed nearly one year ago today, and he too was ticked about it. Memo to Ohio State’s parking authority: lighten up a bit!
Four former Ohio State football players will be playing in Super Bowl XLVII Sunday, and they all happen to be playing for San Francisco. The 49ers, which are set to square off against the Baltimore Ravens at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, will feature some familiar names from Buckeye Nation: former OSU offensive lineman Alex Boone, wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr., linebacker Larry Grant and safety Donte Whitner. Alex Boone (2005-2008) Boone, who went undrafted in the 2009 NFL draft but got picked up for the 2010 season, has been with the 49ers his entire career. The Lakewood, Ohio, native started all four of his years in Columbus and played in the 2007 and 2008 BCS National Championships. As a 49er, he was a pro bowl alternate last season. Tedd Ginn Jr. (2004-06) Arguably, Ginn Jr. was one of the most exciting Buckeyes to watch in the Jim Tressel era. A Cleveland, Ohio, native, Ginn also returned kickoffs and punts for touchdowns. He even returned the opening kickoff in the 2007 BCS National Championship against Urban Meyer’s Florida Gators. Ginn was the ninth overall pick in the 2007 draft by the Miami Dolphins and was traded to the 49ers for a fifth round draft pick in 2010. Larry Grant (2006-07) Grant, who originally attended City College of San Francisco, transferred to OSU in 2006 before becoming a full-time starter in 2007. Grant, who like Boone appeared in back-to-back national championship games for OSU, was drafted in the seventh round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the 49ers before being traded to the St. Louis Rams. In 2011, Grant re-signed with the 49ers and has been with them ever since. Donte Whitner (2003-05) Whitner, another Clevelander, has played every level of football on the same team as Ted Ginn Jr., including stints at Glenville High School and OSU. As a Buckeye, Whitner was first-team All-Big Ten in 2005 and was drafted eighth overall in the 2006 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills. After playing four seasons in Buffalo, he signed a three-year contract with 49ers. Whitner was named to the Pro Bowl last season.
Senior safety Christian Bryant (2) is helped by the OSU medical staff during a game against Wisconsin Sept. 28 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 31-24.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorOne week after taking down a top-25 conference foe at Ohio Stadium, the Ohio State Buckeyes (5-0, 1-0) are set to face another ranked Big Ten opponent, this time on the road against No. 16 Northwestern (4-0).For a second consecutive weekend, the Buckeyes’ game will be televised in prime time on ABC’s Saturday Night Football, and ESPN’s College GameDay will be on site for the game in Evanston, Ill.OSU coach Urban Meyer tipped his hat to Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald when he spoke to the media after practice Wednesday. He said the Wildcat faithful has every reason to be excited for the matchup.“They should have hype, they’re undefeated and (have) got a very good team,” Meyer said. “It’s a big game for them, but I’ve got news: It’s a big game for us too.”OSU’s next test comes on the heels of losing starting senior safety Christian Bryant with a broken ankle in the team’s 31-24 victory against Wisconsin.Redshirt-senior safety C.J. Barnett said the pain of losing his teammate to injury was greater than the thrill of victory.“It was tough, honestly, I didn’t even enjoy the win. I mean, that’s the worst news, not being able to play with him,” Barnett said. “A lot of the guys from the team went to the hospital and visited him.”Meyer said redshirt-senior safety Corey “Pitt” Brown is expected to step up during Bryant’s absence.Barnett said there would be no setback in the play of the secondary because Brown is a “veteran that’s had game-time experience.”On the offensive side of the ball, junior quarterback Braxton Miller is expected to make his second straight start after missing almost three full games with a sprained left MCL.Meyer said his signal caller is “full-speed, ready to go.”Miller said he’s physically where he needs to be for Saturday, but that the previous game was hard on his body after not playing for several weeks.“After the game, I was really sore,” Miller said. “But, I just feel comfortable where I’m at.”Miller also said he hopes his time off the field didn’t cost him a shot at winning the Heisman Trophy. He said he believes he still has a chance to earn college football’s most prestigious award because, in his opinion, it’s all about how candidates play in the biggest games.Saturday’s prime-time showdown is a great stage for his team to get a big win for the injured Bryant, said junior linebacker Curtis Grant.“We love to stick together and go out on the road. I think that’s one of the best things about football, when you can go into someone else’s stadium and create havoc,” Grant said. “All we can do is go out and win this game for him.”OSU is scheduled to take on Northwestern at 8 p.m. Saturday at Ryan Field.
Then-sophomore defensive lineman Noah Spence (8) tackles Penn State then-freshman quarterback Christian Hackenberg during a game at Ohio Stadium on Oct. 26. OSU won, 63-14.Credit: Lantern file photoThe Ohio State football program will likely head into its third game of the season with one of the team’s most dynamic defensive players back in the lineup.Junior defensive lineman Noah Spence is set to return to game action after missing the Buckeyes’ last three games because of a suspension handed out in January.Spence was originally suspended a full year by the NCAA for testing positive for ecstasy before his family appealed the suspension and it was reduced to three games. A second appeal was unsuccessful.Spence served his three-game suspension by sitting out the 2014 Orange Bowl and the first two games of the 2014 season against Navy and Virginia Tech.OSU coach Urban Meyer said he is excited for Spence to be back out on the field.“First of all, he is an exceptional player. I know myself and his family (are) anxious to see him play,” Meyer said during a Big Ten teleconference. “He has handled (his suspension) — he went down to the scout team and performed for the last two weeks. (He is) very selfless and we are anxious to get him going.”Neither Spence, nor the usual amount of OSU players, were made available for comment Monday following the Buckeyes’ loss to Virginia Tech. Just one player of the expected three spoke to the media after Meyer’s weekly press conference.Co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach Chris Ash said though he hadn’t coached Spence until the spring, he is eager to see what the junior can do.“Noah is a very talented player. Fits well in our scheme. Has a tremendous ability to get after the quarterback and I think it is going to help us a lot,” Ash said Monday.Because he was suspended, Spence spent most of his time during fall camp with the scout team. Ash said, however, Spence has still been involved with the first-team defense.“He has been in all of the defensive line meetings, so all through the course of training camp, he has worked a lot of scout team stuff going against our offense,” Ash said. “He has been out there practicing our stuff quite a bit.”Ash added that during the short time he coached Spence, he has seen the lineman take steps to become a better player throughout camp.“We saw a lot of strides in the spring from him. From the time we started to the time we ended spring practice, he really made a lot of improvement,” Ash said. “He has made improvement throughout training camp so far also and (we) are excited to see him get out there on game day.”Defensive line coach Larry Johnson said during OSU’s fall media day that he expects to play multiple linemen to keep players fresh.The addition of Spence into the lineup should help do that.“My goal is to have a group of nine to 10 guys we can shuffle in and out in no particular order,” Johnson said Aug. 10. “We have the talent to be able to do that. We just have to coach it up.”The Buckeyes are scheduled to take on the Kent State Golden Flashes on Saturday at noon at Ohio Stadium.