They are required to participate in a play-off with FKF Cup holders AFC leopards on May 1 in Nakuru in a match that will determine who between them will play Hull on May 13. In the event that Gor win the tie and book a friendly date with Hull, Kerr is faced with a headache.“We are the league’s defending champions and the league leaders, so I think we should have been selected to play Hull. I don’t know why we had to go into this play-off,” Kerr posed.“Also, I am faced with a big dilemma because at this point, my focus is on the Confederations Cup to be honest. We play on the 6th away and the 16th at home and in between, we might be playing Hull City. I am left with a decision to make because playing against a Championship side is a huge opportunity for these players like we had with Everton last year,” said Kerr.Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr analyzing the match as his side fluffed chances against Esperance of Tunisia in the first leg of the CAF Champions League First Round. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYA“I need all my best players to be fresh and injury-free for the Confed Cup and that means I will have to disappoint a few players by not playing them in this prestigious match if we get the chance. We also have the play-off to think about. Tough decisions await but I will take that responsibility as coach,”“I mean it’s a great opportunity and I thank the sponsors for that. It is football and we need to deal with how things come. I am optimistic we will find a way,” the tactician further stated.Hull who are also sponsored by betting firm SportPesa just like Gor and AFC arrive in the country on May 11 for a five day tour that will include football clinics within Nairobi with their visit ultimately culminating in a friendly match against either of the two Kenyan giants.“It is a great opportunity obviously for Hull to come and learn from the growing game in Kenya like Everton did last year and this is an opportunity for our players here to also learn from them,” Sportpesa CEO Ronald Karauri said on Monday.Cliff Kasuti of Sportpesa All Stars challenges for the ball against a Hull City select player. PHOTO/CourtesyHull Commercial Manager Joe Clutterbrook told the club’s official website: “This is a fantastic opportunity for the club and one we are all very much excited about. Whilst the match against either Gor Mahia or AFC Leopards is obviously the centrepiece of the tour, we are also very keen to engage with the local community in Nairobi, as well as experience the culture on offer.”While Gor will be left with huge weighing scales to look at, their opponents AFC Leopards will be salivating at the opportunity of facing the English side with their new coach Rodolfo Zapata.Chairman Dan Mule speaking to Capital Sport says it will be a momentous opportunity for his team which will work their socks off to beat Gor and get the opportunity.“We will do our best in the match. Now we have a new coach and we hope that by then he will have had time with the team and will be ready for the game,” Mule noted.The match will be staged at the Kasarani Stadium and just like they did with Everton in Tanzania last year, SportPesa have taken it upon themselves to renovate the playing surface to mirror the same quality that Hull have at their KCOM home pitch.This will be the second time a Kenyan team is facing a side from Hull. Last year, a KPL select team travelled to the English club’s home and played a friendly against their development side, losing 2-1.Meanwhile, the government has promised that the Kasarani Stadium which has been closed for renovation since January will be ready for the tie.The Moi Sports Centre Kasarani had a refreshed look prior to last year’s IAAF World Under-18 Championship. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya“We are promising that this stadium will be complete. We are aware that there have been challenges but we will work closely with the contractors to ensure everything is in place,” Sports Principal Secretary Peter Kaberia said.He has also added that both Nyayo and Kinoru Stadia will be ready by June 1 with the Kinoru Stadium scheduled to host the Madaraka Day national celebrations. Initially, Kaberia had exuded confidence that the three stadia would have been complete by end of March.The completion of the three stadia especially Nyayo and Kasarani will be welcome news for Gor who have been playing their CAF matches at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos which has greatly dilapidated due to overuse.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr reacts during a training session at the Camp Toyoyo Ground in Jericho on April 5, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 23- The possibility of facing English second tier side Hull City in a friendly match in Kasarani on May 13 has thrown Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr into a huge dilemma especially with the club’s campaign in the CAF Confederations Cup taking shape.K’Ogalo are scheduled to travel to Kigali, Rwanda to face Rayon Sport in their first CAF Confederation Group D match on May 6 and will be hosting Algeria’s USM Alger 10 days later in Nairobi. read more

first_imgResidents in parts of West Donegal have been without water in recent days – and some homes have not had water since Saturday.The community of Mín Doire Dhamh in Gaoth Dobhair has been struggling without water for the past three days.Doire Chonaire, Machaire Rabhartaigh and Glaise Chú have also been affected by outages. One Montessori in Machaire Rabhartaigh did not get their supplies restored until this morning.Irish Water crews have been working on the burst water main in Mín Doire Dhamh today and expect to have supplies restored by 2pm.Local Councillor Michael Cholm MacGiolla Easpuig said he has called for an emergency meeting with Irish Water on the issue.“Irish Water refuse to meet on request,” Cllr Mac Giolla Easpuig said. “These issues are a clear indication of the failure of the previous governments to invest into water infrastructure. Especially at the time of the so-called Celtic Tiger, when there was a surplus of money, they were ignorant to the needs of the infrastructure, or they actually didn’t care. “What needs to happen now is huge investment needs to be made into water infrastructure.“In the best interests of the community, the State needs to return the water service so the Council can deliver,” he said.  West Donegal residents hit by lengthy water outages was last modified: August 27th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Scattered showers remain over Ohio today. Additional moisture from a few hundredths to half an inch can be seen with 90% coverage. We should start to see skies turn partly sunny this afternoon over the western third of the state, as moisture ends there sooner.  Tomorrow we see increasing clouds, and then scattered showers emerge with a minor trough passage. We can see up to .25” of moisture over about 60% of the state, but most of that will be mid to late afternoon or perhaps a bit later.  We turn out partly to mostly sunny, dry and warm from Friday through Sunday. Temps normal to above normal.  Monday turns out partly sunny, but we cant rule out a few scattered showers, mostly in the late afternoon and evening.  The best chance of rain, both in terms of coverage and quantity comes overnight next Monday night through Tuesday. Showers and thunderstorms bring .25”-1.25” of moisture to 90% of the state. The map below shows 10 day rain potential. For the extended period, we have scattered showers from overnight next Friday night through Saturday morning, bringing .1”-.5” rain potential and 60% coverage. This is a lower rain outlook than our previous forecasts.  We turn drier again for Saturday afternoon and next Sunday. The rest of the extended window has the potential to be wetter, and models went wetter in the past 24 hours. However, we are waiting to see what additional data says, considering how dry our atmospheric profile is at the time. We think the forecast models will revert to a drier solution again, and for now we are keeping our extended forecast unchanged: partly to mostly sunny skies, and temps normal to slightly above normal. But we are watching closely the period from the 19th through the 22nd to see if we need to make changes in the future.last_img read more

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 One thing about sales people is almost universally true: They won’t sell something they don’t believe in.I’ve seen sales organizations and salespeople absolutely refuse to sell because the product they were being asked to sell would damage their customers. They knew that by damaging their customers they would damage the long-term relationships they worked so hard to build. And they were right. They would’ve violated their client’s trust and it is unlikely that it would’ve never been able to sell them anything else.But this isn’t the case for most salespeople. Most salespeople struggle to believe in the product simply because their company has the typical problems of any company in their business. They have missed shipping dates. They have customer service issues. They have challenging customers that stretch the capabilities of their organization.The truth is that all us hold our company up to the standard beyond which most companies are capable of ever reaching. In fact, I defy you could point me to the one company that’s perfect all the time, every time. If you’re in business, problems are the nature of the game.When It’s Hard to BelieveHow do you believe when it’s hard to believe?The one thing that you can believe in is that you will be there for your client to help them with their problems. You can believe that you care and that caring will make a difference for your clients. Caring is 100% inside your control.This doesn’t mean you won’t be frustrated trying to sell inside your own organization to produce results for your clients. It doesn’t mean that you’re the one should that should handle all of the individual transactions that make up the outcomes that you sell. But it does mean that since you sold what you sold you have the authority to follow-up and make sure that it’s delivered in the way that you sold it. You can care.Believe In YourselfYou can believe that you have the ability to make a difference for your clients.You can believe that you make a difference for your internal team and help them produce those results. You can believe that by caring about your clients and the stakeholders inside your own organization that you have the power to make a difference.Your belief in yourself makes all the difference in the world as to how you sell to your clients.If you don’t believe that your company is the best position company to help your clients, then you cannot expect them to believe it either. If you don’t believe, your dream client is right not to buy from you. But it won’t matter; you won’t sell anyway.QuestionsWhat do you do when you have doubts about what you sell?How does not believing in your company hurt your ability—and willingness—to sell?How do you make a difference for your clients?Can you sell inside and make a difference for both your company and your clients?last_img read more

first_imgJuan Martin del Potro took advantage of an error-strewn Marin Cilic performance to beat the defending champion for a seventh time in a row on Saturday to set up another Swiss Indoors final showdown with Roger Federer.Federer swatted aside David Goffin 6-1 6-2 in exactly one hour to reach the final of his hometown tournament for the 13th time.Federer has won seven and lost five of the previous finals, with two of those defeats against Del Potro in 2012 and 2013 although overall the Swiss has beaten the Argentine 17 times out of 23.”I played a smart match, I waited for my chances in both sets,” Del Potro told reporters after his 6-4 6-4 win over the world number four.”The only way to beat Roger is play hard and play aggressively all the time… you have to play down the lines every time and sometimes even that is not enough.”Cilic never found his rhythm and did not help his cause with a flurry of unforced errors, including six double faults.After early breaks by both players, Del Potro won the ninth game with a backhand return and held serve to clinch the first set.The Argentine, emerging as a late contender to snatch one of the last two places at the ATP World Tour Finals in London, then broke immediately in the second.Cilic broke back at 3-3 but Del Potro did the same in the next game and there was no way back for the Croat with Del Potro wrapping up the match with his seventh ace.advertisementFederer never allowed his Belgian opponent to settle as he reached his eighth final of the season. There were no signs of the jitters that resulted in him dropping his only set of the tournament in Friday’s quarter-final against Adrian Mannarino.”Everything changed completely, I had a much better mindset. I wanted to take it to my opponent and I was able to do that,” said Federer.last_img read more

first_imgAPTN National NewsAn Ontario First Nation was in court Tuesday.The Chippewas of the Thames launched a legal challenge against Enbridge.The First Nation is appealing the National Energy Board’s approval of Enbridge’s  Line 9 pipeline.APTN’s Delaney Windigo has that story.last_img

first_imgLONDON — Official figures show that consumer prices rose in November by their weakest rate in 21 months, a development that’s likely to cheer consumers as they get ready for some last-minute Christmas shopping.The Office for National Statistics said consumer prices were up 2.3 per cent in the year to November, down slightly from the previous month’s 2.4 per cent.Inflation remains above the Bank of England’s target rate of 2 per cent but the central bank is not expected to raise interest rates again until the uncertainty over Britain’s departure from the European Union has been cleared up.A fall in car fuel prices was the main reason behind the decline in the inflation rate.The Associated Presslast_img read more

first_imgMelbourne: Former captain Ricky Ponting feels constant scrutiny on Steve Smith and David Warner following their comeback could be “unsettling” for the Australian team during the World Cup in the United Kingdom. Ponting, who will be part of Australia’s support staff during the mega event, said Smith and Warner will have to be prepared for constant criticism from the UK crowd. Their two-year ban for ball-tampering ends later this month and they will feature in the IPL beginning March 23. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football together”I don’t think it is much of a challenge internally around the players. You’d like to think that those guys are having conversations now, so they’re not leaving it to the last minute and just be exposed to this thing that could be derailing to a team,” Ponting told cricket.com.au. “I’m sure this would have been talked about at a higher level for a long time – how do we integrate them back in? How do they fit in? How is it all going to be seamless? But the hardest part for those guys is going to be the public perception of us, especially in England,” said the two-time World Cup winning captain. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian OpenConstant attention on Smith and Warner could affect the team during the World Cup, said Ponting. They’re coming back into a World Cup in the UK – they shouldn’t be expecting too many pats on the back over there. They’re going to cop it everywhere they go. They’ve got to know that, they’ve got to accept that and understand that. “The team needs to as well, because that could also be something that could be unsettling for a team.” Australia go into the World Cup as defending champions but this time, they don’t go enter the tournament as outright favourites. Ponting feels things could get a lot easier for Warner and Smith if they are amongst the runs. “I think they are well equipped (to handle the scrutiny), but I think it could be a shock for them by the same token when they come back. They have to expect the absolute worst and then anything better than that is going to be a bonus for them. That would be the way I would approach it if I was them.last_img read more

first_imgPatna/Muzaffarpur: Four police personnel were suspended and a poll official was issued show cause notice in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district on Tuesday for keeping six EVMs inside a hotel room while voting was on for the fifth phase, a top official said.The district authorities were, however, quick to assert that none of the EVMs was used or their seals broken. The matter came to light when several local leaders of the opposition ‘Mahagathbandhan’ noticed that poll-related paraphernalia was being taken inside a hotel by Sector Magistrate Awadhesh Kumar and raised an alarm. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange frameworkSector Magistrate Awadhesh Kumar has been served with a show cause notice and based on his reply, which has to come within 24 hours, further action will be taken,” Bihar Joint Chief Electoral Officer Pravin Kumar Gupta told a press conference in Patna. “The four police personnel, a sub-inspector and three constables who accompanied him have been suspended, he added. Muzaffarpur district magistrate and district election officer, Alok Ranjan Ghosh dismissed allegations of suspected misuse of the EVMs. “None of the EVMs was used for voting and all were sealed. These were kept in reserve meant for replacement in case of a snag being reported from anywhere, he said.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: A day when noted Bengal mountaineer Dipankar Ghosh went missing while he was coming down after scaling Mount Makalu in Nepal, the state government sent a two-member team to supervise the search operation for Kuntal Karar and Biplab Baidya on Kanchenjunga expedition who were feared dead after rescue operation to bring them down proved futile.”The two-member team comprising an official from the state Youth Affairs department and mountaineer Debdas Adhikary has already reached Kathmandu. They will supervise search operation of Kuntal, Biplab as well as Dipankar who went missing on Friday,” said Ujjal Ray, a member of the advisory committee of the state Youth Affairs department. As informed to Ray by Seven Summits agency which was overseeing the expedition of Dipankar, the latter had successfully scaled the fifth highest peak of the world but while descending to the base camp went missing. Mingma Sherpa who was with Ghosh claimed that when he was last seen, the mountaineer was fit and was instructing him to help another Indian team after an Indian member in the expedition died due to weather conditions. Indian Army officer Narayan Singh had died at camp four on Thursday night while climbing down from the 8485-metre peak. Singh had joined the Army in 2002 and hailed from Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand. He is survived by his wife and three young children. According to sources, the expedition lost track of Ghosh after he failed to reach the summit camp. The Nepal government has launched search operations to locate Ghosh but adverse weather conditions have become a barrier. Known as one of the most outstanding mountaineers, Dipankar Ghosh has undertaken 47 mountaineering expeditions, including Mount Everest, Mt Lhotse, Mt Kanchenjunga, Mt Annapurna-I, Mt Manaslu, Mt Dhaulagiri, and Mt Cho Oyu. A resident of Bally in Howrah, Dipankar had left his residence on May 8 for the expedition. Mt. Makalu is considered amongst the most dangerous and challenging peaks to summit. It may be mentioned that Ramesh Ray and Rudraprasad Halder who had fallen sick during the Kanchenjanga expedition were airlifted and brought to the base camp on Thursday afternoon.last_img read more