Playing three games in three days is difficult on any hockey team at any level, and doing it to start your season is even more challenging. The N.E. B.C. and Yukon Trackers began their year with three games over the weekend, and came away with a 1-2 record over that stretch.Friday night the team officially dropped the puck on their season with a game against the Strathcona Warriors. The Trackers opened the scoring in the game, but wound up tied at one after 20 minutes.The Warriors took a 2-1 lead early in the second, but the game was tied once again three and a half minutes later. Late in the second Strathcona took the lead again at 3-2.- Advertisement -The score held through most of the third until the Warriors added a fourth marker with two seconds left in the game.Saturday’s game against the Northeast Panthers resulted in the Trackers getting their first win of the young season. They fell behind early after the Panthers opened the scoring 1:21 into the game, but the Trackers tied things up with 6:20 to go in the opening period.N.E. B.C. took the lead in the second but it was short lived as the Panthers got their second goal of the game to tie things less than two minutes later. The Trackers took a 3-2 lead with 4:09 left in the frame. There was no scoring in the third as they would hold on for the win.Advertisement On Sunday it looked as through the Trackers would be in good shape to come away with a 2-1 record from the weekend, however they ran out of gas as the game against the St. Albert Crusaders neared its conclusion.The Trackers held a 3-1 lead heading into the period, but six goals from St. Albert resulted in a final score of 7-4.Next on the league schedule the team will skate with the Fort McMurray Barons October 17 and 18.
0Shares0000Harambee Stars players line up before their CECAFA Women’s Championship Final against Tanzania at the Chamazi Complex in Dar Es Salaam on November 25, 2019. PHOTO/TFF/TwitterNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 27 – After their conquest at the 2019 CECAFA Women’s Championship, national women’s football team harambee Starlets are motivated more than ever to gun for their second appearance at the African Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON) next year.Starlets missed out on the 2018 edition by a whisker after losing out to Equatorial Guinea who were temporarily suspended, before being reinstated. Head coach David Ouma believes that the team’s mental strength has been greatly built by the performance in Dar where the team clinched the title on an unbeaten run, scoring 24 goals and conceding none.“We will try to keep on developing the mental attributes of the players, keep working on improving them and the team. We will keep a close eye on the AWCON, keep fighting because we have an equal chance,” Ouma stated.Harambee Starlets striker Mwanahalima Adam vies for the ball with a Zambian opponent. PHOTO/FAZStriker Mwanahalima Adam who played a crucial role in the 2016 qualification but missed out on the tournament due to KCSE exams says she is personally motivated to ensure that the team makes a return to continental football.“We have to get back to AWCON and this time we want to go back and do our best. I missed out in 2016 and though it was unavoidable, I was pained a bit. This time, I am motivated to do my best and help the team qualify,” Adam stated.Meanwhile, head coach Ouma will feel vindicated by his decision to phase out most of the older and experienced players in favor of new and vibrant young blood.The team not only delivered the first ever CECAFA title but also reached the last four of the African Olympic qualifiers, only losing to Zambia 3-2 in the penultimate round of qualification.Ouma retained only a few players from the ‘old’ squad, notably skipper Dorcas Shikobe as well as midfielders Corazone Aquino and Sheryl Angachi.Harambee Starlets head coach David Ouma gestures on the bench during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualification match against Malawi at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on September 1, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“It was all about giving an equal chance to new blood. We did the same with the squad that took us to AWCON in 2016. We gave them time to grow as a team and as at now, I don’t regret my decision,” he noted.It has been a joyful ending to the year for Starlets as they not only won the CECAFA title but were nominated for the CAF Women’s team of the year award with Ouma being shortlisted in the coach of the year category.It is on these positives that Starlets hope to build on ahead of the AWCON qualifiers scheduled for next year.0Shares0000(Visited 25 times, 1 visits today)
Noel Gallagher has slammed Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere’s off-field activities, claiming he will never be able to emulate the levels reached by current world-class midfielders if he carries on misbehaving.Wilshere has been caught smoking twice during his career – the latest incident occurring in February whilst out injured – and has been criticised by Gunners manager Arsene Wenger.The England star has long been tipped as the most natural successor to Paul Gascoigne, but Gallagher insists the 23-year-old’s indiscretions will damage his development.“You think of the great midfielders in the game now, like [David] Silva andthe Barcelona players – they’re athletes. They don’t smoke and drink,” Gallagher told the Sports Bar.“This lad has been caught twice. That’s what sets him apart and what links him to Gazza.“That catches up with you in the end. If you are smoking and drinking you are not an athlete.”Wilshere bounced back from an injury-plagued season with Arsenal to score two stunning goals for England against Slovenia, and Gallagher has urged him to address his attitude to help fulfil his potential.“The great players in the league dedicate themselves to be the best, and smoking and drinking isn’t going to cut it,” he added.
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 A reminder: Sales is a competition. It is a zero sum game. One salesperson wins, another one loses. In some contests, a number of other salespeople lose. Because this is true, selling well requires that you create a preference for you, your solution, and your company. It is your job to discover what you need to do to create that preference and do it.One of the ways you create a preference for you as the salesperson your dream client is going to buy from-and work with to produce better results-is to help them compete.Better Business – Are You Strategic?What do you know that can help your dream client produce better results than they are producing now?What you know can create a preference for you and position you as someone with ideas that will help improve your dream client’s business. If you can translate what you sell to your dream client’s most strategic initiatives, you elevate your status and increase your preference.If what you know ends at your company and your product, creating a preference will be very difficult. Vendors are not a strategic advantage; they’re commodities.Better Fit – Are You Someone I Want to Do Business With?Napoleon Hill wrote a book called Think and Grow Rich. In that book he suggested that successful people have a pleasing personality. Read: Likable.This idea isn’t popular in the age of insight, but popular or not, people still want to do business with people they know and like. It very much matters the container in which the insights and ideas are delivered.If this strikes you as “relationship selling,” then you should know that economic value and relationships are not mutually exclusive. You can possess deep business acumen and serious chops and still have excellent commercial relationships.Your job is to create a preference, and you are increasingly a bigger part of that value proposition.Better Salesmanship – Are You Creating Value for Me?Your sales process doesn’t mention the word “preference.” Neither do any of the methodologies you might have bolted on to your sales process. Regardless of the absence of the word, the intention needs to be there.You have to ensure that the intention to create value exists during every interaction you have with your dream client. The more valuable they find the time they spend with you, the greater the preference you create. The more you help them understand their world, develop a compelling case for change and a vision of the future, identify possibilities and understand trade-offs, and resolve their concerns, the more you look like the right partner.How you sell will determine whether or not you are a vendor or a strategic partner. Being a better salesperson helps you create a greater preference.
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Solskjaer refusing to criticise Man Utd players in defeatby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is refusing to criticise his players after defeat at West Ham.Solskjaer refused to hang his players out to dry despite their latest disappointment.He said: “The players are doing what I’m asking them to. There are key moments in games that can tip these games in our favour compared to theirs and you make maybe a bad decision on a pass – left, right, centre – but the attitude and desire is there.”That’s not the problem. It’s the quality in our decision-making, sometimes in the execution. It’s a good group to work with. They are determined. Sometimes along the road, we are going to hit some bumps, as we’ve said, some highs and lows.”This group is out there determined, they showed the desire, it was a good atmosphere in the dressing room. They’ve got the focus right.”
Man Utd manager Solskjaer calls for patience after Newcastle lossby Freddie Taylor19 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveOle Gunnar Solskjaer insists patience is necessary for Manchester United after Sunday’s shock loss to Newcastle United. The Red Devils now have nine points from eight games heading into this week’s international break.But Solskjaer says there is no need for panic.”[As a club] we’ve come together and discussed the direction we’re going,” said Solskjaer.”If you only walk on sunny days you’ll never get to your destination. So we’ll have these days, we’ll have these downs. “We’ve had a couple of them this year, or three defeats now already. It’s disappointing but we’ll keep on working.”We know where we want to get to.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Twitter/@fractologistUniversity of Connecticut professor of mathematics Joe Chen certainly knows how to craft a math problem from the school’s basketball program. Earlier this year, after the Huskies suffered a shocking loss to Chen’s alma mater Yale, he gave his students a problem about the likelihood that the Huskies would lose to another Ivy League program. Now, with UConn at 15-11 and squarely off the NCAA Tournament bubble, Chen has designed a set of problems designed to find the probability of the team making a run in the AAC Tournament and making it to the Big Dance.A timely @UConnMBB exam problem. I make no claims to the accuracy of the probabilities involved. @NoEscalators pic.twitter.com/W5HINKViSU— Joe (@fractologist) February 25, 2015Chen’s math class was probably more fun for the UConn basketball fans in his class last spring semester, but at least he tries to keep things interesting for the students.
Frank Kaminsky Katy PerryKaty Perry’s name has surfaced in the college sports world for a few different reasons over the past several months. It’s not surprising she has a lot of appeal to college athletes, and it appears Wisconsin center Frank Kaminsky is smitten with the 30-year-old California native. So close that it felt real @katyperryA photo posted by Frank Kaminsky III (@fskpart3) on May 18, 2015 at 2:25pm PDT That’s a classic (and hilarious) photo.Smart move on Kaminsky’s part to tag Perry in the post. He won multiple national Player of the Year honors this season, and is about to be drafted somewhere in the first round of next month’s NBA Draft. His stock has never been higher, so might as well take your shot while you can.
New Delhi: Delhiites experienced a sultry Monday morning, with humidity levels at 84 per cent, officials said. Cloudy skies with possibility of light rain is forecast for the day. The maximum and minimum temperature would be around 36 and 28 respectively, a MeT official said.
Last March, the Province and the First Nation signed an agreement which included that the two parties work together to recommend that a conservancy be established in an area of high cultural significance to the community. The Province is seeking to understand how this proposal may impact third parties and the public.An open house will be held on Wednesday, April 25, in Room 202 at Northern Lights College in Fort St. John from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m..Written comments can also be mailed or emailed to:Lisa BrockMinistry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development100 – 10003 110th Ave.Fort St. John, B.C.V1J 6M7Email: Lisa.Brock@gov.bc.caComments will be accepted until May 25th. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The provincial government said today that it will be accepting comments from the public on the proposed new Tsaa Nuna conservancy, located next to the Halfwat River First Nation, until May 25th.The proposed Tsaa Nuna conservancy is located 65 kilometres northwest of Fort St. John and 35 kilometres northeast of Butler Ridge Provincial Park, and would cover an area of 5,975 hectares along the southern shore of Halfway River.The conservancy is intended to protect the high cultural values and wildlife habitats of the area. The land within the proposed conservancy is of historic and continuing significance for the practice of Treaty Rights by members of the Halfway River First Nation.