…promises to restore “lost hope” to GuyanesePresidential Candidate of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has promised to create a country that all Guyanese – both local and abroad – will benefit from and feel a sense of pride at the direction the country is going.Speaking on a radio programme hosted by New York-based Fire Fest 101 Radio, Ali said there is nothing in the country right now that incites excitement among Guyanese, whether at home or in the Diaspora.“People have lost hope; they don’t see a future, they don’t aspire to something. Three and a half years ago… everyone was involved in something or the other that progressed them, that showed they have hope for a future, that they have hope for a better Guyana, that they have hope for better prospects for their families to the extent that we had many persons from the Diaspora who came back and they were investing in that future because they saw hope in the country. They saw the country leading in a direction that would create opportunities for them,” he stated.The presidential candidate promised to lead a Government that will be all-inclusive.“It is when we achieve that, when everyone feel a sense of hope and pride in Guyana and what Guyana has to offer, that is what will take us very strongly into the future,” he posited.According to Ali, in order to restore this lost hope and the aspiration that would drive development and economic activity, they need to go beyond the capsuling of ideas into a political party.“This means all of us have to be in a boat togPPP/C Presidential Candidate Irfaan Ali (third from left) shared a light moment with New York-based Guyaneseether, our ideals pooled together. We must look at a common vision, a common development strategy that cuts across political-social economic strata that is best for Guyana. And that is why in developing our manifesto… we have now opened up the process and we now have public forums to discuss the ideas not just with persons who are PPP supporters but ideas from all Guyanese. We have to discuss and debate those ideas so that we can come up with a manifesto that is reflective of the dreams and aspirations of all our people,” he asserted.All-inclusive teamAli, a former Housing Minister, reiterated that the journey going forward is not about one person but an all-inclusive team of Guyanese coming together to take the country forward. On this note, he outlined that among the strategies that are on the forefront of his party’s vision is an ICT driven country that would not only create new jobs but open up new and important sectors, while at the same time provide greater efficiencies to existing industries such as health, education, governance and security. He added that they will also look at utilising technological service as an export commodity earning foreign currency.Furthermore, Ali went on to note that the PPP made mistakes during its tenure but it has learnt from those mistakes.“There were gaps and sitting from a different position, you can see where the gaps are and this will help you to improve governance mechanisms and to do better when you come back. So I’m really humbled by the opportunity given to me by the Party and the wider society in Guyana and to be part of a new Guyana emerging, fulfilling the dreams and aspirations of all our people,” he asserted.
January 6, 2020
Liverpool’s owners Fenway Sports Group are keen to tie Klopp down to a new, long-term deal but the German has suggested he will take a break from football when his contract ends in three years’ time.When asked if he was planning to take a sabbatical, Klopp told Kicker: “It looks like it. Who can now say if he can give it his all in three years’ time?“If I decide for myself that I can’t go on anymore, I’ll take a break and in that year I’d have to make a definite decision [over my career].“I have absolute energy, but I have one problem; I can’t do ‘a little bit.’ I can only do ‘all or nothing.’“But the chances are very high that my energy levels will go up again [after a year’s break], and that I can then do the job the way I want to.”Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has been touted as a potential replacement for Klopp, should the German leave in 2022.Gerrard has guided Rangers to three consecutive wins at the start of the new Scottish Premiership season and his former Liverpool team-mate Jerzy Dudek expects him to return to Anfield as Klopp’s successor.“When I was in Liverpool recently, it was no secret that Steven is the man and indeed, only candidate for replacing Klopp when he decides his time at Anfield is over,” Dudek told Przeglad Sportowy, cited by the Daily Record.“Everyone knows that sooner or later the great captain will return.”Dudek admits he would have “laughed” at the thought of Gerrard becoming Liverpool manager during their playing days together.“I was with Steven in the Liverpool dressing room for many years. I must admit I was amazed he became a manager so quickly after finishing playing,” he said.”I spent a lot of time with him in private too and not once did he ever mention to me he wanted to become a manager.“But he is ideally suited to it because he was a great leader and as a captain, he brilliantly managed our dressing room.“But honestly, I would have laughed at you if you told me he wanted to be a manager.”-By Sky Sports-0Shares0000(Visited 47 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Klopp hints he will leave Liverpool at the end of contractLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 26 – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has hinted he will leave the club at the end of his current contract.The former Borussia Dortmund manager first joined Liverpool in 2015 and is currently contracted to the club until 2022.
December 30, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO – EBay Inc. reported Wednesday a third-quarter net loss of more than $936 million – a rare plunge into the red for the e-commerce juggernaut caused by charges to its Skype telecommunications division. But San Jose-based eBay still easily exceeded Wall Street’s expectations for the quarter ended Sept. 30, thanks to record revenue of $1.89 billion, up 30 percent from the year-ago quarter. Executives credited record revenue at the PayPal electronic payment division, and brisk sales outside of the United States and at ticket broker StubHub.com. Early this month, eBay announced it would take a $900 million write-down in the value of Skype. That impairment charge essentially acknowledged that eBay executives drastically overvalued the $2.6 billion Skype acquisition, completed in October 2005. EBay also paid certain Skype shareholders $530 million to settle future obligations. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Including the Skype charges, eBay lost $936.6 million, or 69 cents per share. In the year-ago quarter, it earned $280.9 million, or 20 cents per share. It was the first time the company reported a loss since the second quarter of 1999, eBay President and CEO Meg Whitman said. It’s also the first time the company has taken a write-down. Not counting Skype charges, stock-based compensation and other expenses, eBay earned $563.8 million, or 41 cents per share, up 53 percent from $367.4 million, or 26 cents per share, in the year-ago quarter. On that basis, analysts polled by Thomson Financial expected eBay to earn $456.26 million, or 33 cents per share, on revenue of $1.83 billion. EBay bought back 14.8 million shares of its stock for $500 million last quarter, part of a $2 billion repurchase program continuing through January 2009. The company expects fourth-quarter revenue from $2.1 billion to $2.15 billion. After one-time charges, it expects earnings between 39 cents and 41 cents per share. EBay stock closed Wednesday at $40.60, up $2 or 5 percent. The stock has surged 43 percent in the past year. In after-hours trading, after the quarterly results were announced, it gained an additional 75 cents. Whitman characterized the quarter as “strong” but acknowledged Skype challenges. Skype co-founder and CEO Niklas Zennstrom stepped down Oct. 1, when eBay announced the impairment charges. EBay chief strategy officer Michael van Swaaij is acting CEO. “We are disappointed – obviously – by the write-down, and we’re behind in terms of some financial metrics we had originally anticipated,” Whitman said. “Moving to new management was completely the right thing to do. I actually feel confident in the business longer term.” Skype reported record revenue of $98 million, up 96 percent from a year ago. It’s the third consecutive quarter of profitability for Skype, which had 246 million registered user accounts at the end of the third quarter – up 81 percent from a year ago.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
December 27, 2019
The Killotto had no winner this week. The numbers were 8, 13, 27 and 30. There was no match 3 winner. Next week’s Killotto jackpot is €4,800 and Match 3 is €120. The team selling Killotto this week is Willie Tully’s team. Next week sellers 8th of September are Billy Broderick, Brendan McGuire, Jason Noctor and Conal Breslin. You can now do the Killotto online. Visit www.locallotto.ie and go to the Killybegs page. There was no winner of the Bingo Jackpot. Consolation prizes went to Tara Gallagher, Killybegs. Next week’s Jackpot will be €1,850 on 47 calls. Congratulations to the Donegal team in defeating Cork last Sunday and getting to the All-Ireland final.GAA NEWS: KILLYBEGS CLUB NOTES was last modified: August 28th, 2012 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:Killybegs GAA Club notes
December 25, 2019
Oisin at work at the Villa Rose…Colleagues have passed on some encouraging newsIT’S the best news from Spain yet – teenager Oisin Merritt is showing new incredible signs of recovery.The Finn Harps player was injured in a fall on the holiday island of Mallorca last month.Staff at the Villa Rose where he works have said their work colleague is making more progress. “Oisin is doing well, there is no longer any pressure or swelling on his brain,” said a hotel spokeswoman passing on a message from the Merritt family who have been by his side for four weeks.“Oisin has moved his left hand and right leg over recent days and has tried to cough.“The doctors have all said that this is nothing short of a MIRACLE, that no one with the level of pressure that Oisin had has ever survived and that it is not the medicine that is doing it, the doctors cannot believe it.“Oisin’s family have asked us to THANK you all for your prayers and to please keep them coming over the next few days as they try to take Oisin out of his induced coma. Thank you everyone.” DOCTORS DESCRIBE ‘MIRACLE’ AS OISIN BEGINS TO MOVE was last modified: July 3rd, 2014 by John2Share 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:BallybofeydoctorsMallorcamiracleOisin MerrittStranorlarVilla Rose Hotel
December 21, 2019
Manager Jose Mourinho says Chelsea have already set detailed plans to ensure Diego Costa has a summer where he can fully recover from an injury-hit season.The 19-goal striker has been troubled by a hamstring problem since joining from Atletico Madrid in 2014 and has not featured since limping off after an 11-minute substitute appearance against Stoke City at the start of April.He has only started 23 of Chelsea’s 34 league matches so far this term and will not play against Crystal Palace on Sunday.And with the Blues just one victory away from winning the Premier League, Mourinho said Costa, 26, may not feature again this season.Mourinho added: “He needs a good period of work because we are preparing a good working situation for him during the holiday period where we can mix holiday and work with our people.“If we win on Sunday I would say he doesn’t play against Liverpool. If we don’t win on Sunday and we need points against Liverpool, I would say he plays against Liverpool.“At the moment we are result after result and if we don’t need then probably, he doesn’t play again [this season].”Loic Remy has recovered from a muscular injury and is “definitely back” according to his manager, while Didier Drogba, a scorer in the 3-1 win over Leicester is also available.
December 9, 2019
Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now You want to be your dream client’s peer, a prerequisite for being consultative, a trusted advisor, and a strategic partner. You want them to respect the fact that you have something to offer them. But you may unintentionally be signaling something that prevents you from being perceived as a peer.How You Start: How you start the conversation with your dream client is a clear indication of who you are and what you offer. If you try to establish your bona fides by sharing information about your company and your products, you signal that you have nothing strategic to discuss. To be a peer, you must prove your credibility by starting with the big issues.How You Look: Business casual is now really just casual. If you don’t look like you are successful, then you project that you are not. You may not think it is fair that you are being judged, but you are. To look like a peer, you have to look like a peer. Too casual is too casual.What You Carry with You: Do you have brochures to leave behind? A catalog? Some form of proof providers? These are what salespeople who transact carry with them on sales calls. People who create value carry a legal pad and a pen. What they have to offer is intangible, being located in the 3-pound pinkish gray matter between their ears.Lack of Chops: Do you have a point of view on what your dream client needs to change and why? Do you have a set of experiences that inform the recommendations you make? If you are missing the “advice” portion of “trusted advisor,” you make it impossible for anyone to consider you their peer.No Confidence: If you are uncomfortable sitting across from people in leadership roles, projecting your fear or discomfort will signal a lack of confidence. If you don’t carry yourself like you belong at the table, you make it tough for people to see you as one of them, a business person who deals with the most difficult challenges.Conflict Averse: If you are going to be a peer, you must accept that the customer is not always right. In fact, if they were already doing everything they should be, they would have no need for you. If you avoid conflict over the big issues, what should be done, how it should be done, and when it should be done, it’s difficult for you to be a strategic partner.Being Subservient: In The Lost Art of Closing, I wrote about controlling the process with your dream client. One way you prove you are subservient is by allowing the client to control the process in such a way that it makes it more difficult for them to make the change they need to make. If you aren’t willing to persuasively and professionally push back, you are going to be treated like something less than what you need to be—and what your client really needs you to be.If your goal is to be a trusted advisor and peer to your client, you need to be all in on every aspect of being taken seriously as a strategic partner. The signals you send your dream client, intentionally or not, will open or close the door for that opportunity.
December 3, 2019
Indian National Lok Dal MP Dushyant Chautala on Sunday accused the ruling BJP government in Haryana of moving towards privatisation of education in the State. Mr. Chautala alleged that as a first step towards privatisation, the contract for recruitment of ‘C’ and ‘D’ category employees in the Education Department has been outsourced. “Private companies will now be recruiting teachers for primary schools of the State,” said Mr. Chautala at a press conference. He said this anti-people and anti-education policy would adversely impact the right to equal opportunity in employment since the teachers will be recruited by the recruitment agency. Mr. Chautala demanded that the State government withdraw this scheme or the Opposition would approach the court.
November 22, 2019
Pakistan are not assuming the absence of batting superstar Chris Gayle to mean the West Indies will be a weakened unit for their three-match Twenty20 International series starting in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Saturday.”I don’t think that there is much of an advantage when it comes to T20 cricket when players have changed,” captain Sarfraz Ahmed said here on Wednesday, reports CMC.”True, they don’t have Chris Gayle but they do have some other good players. Our focus is to do well on the field. We finished on a good note in Manchester (against England earlier this month) and I hope we start on a good note here.”Gayle, one of the most destructive batsmen in the game’s shortest formats, was not available for selection. He also missed the two-match series against India in Fort Lauderdale, United States last month. (Also read: I am a complicated person: Chris Gayle to India Today)He was joined by Lendl Simmons who was also unavailable because of medical reasons, while dynamic all-rounder Andre Russell pulled out of the squad last week for “personal reasons”.However, Sarfraz pointed out that regardless of the line-up, the key to winning T20s was execution.”In T20, you cannot win by names alone. You need to go out there and play well,” he contended.”If you see, England are a good team and we have quite a few young and exciting players who have performed well. And I’m sure they will do well here too.”advertisementThe West Indies have been installed as heavy favourites, especially after lifting an unprecedented second T20 World Cup title in India last April. They are currently ranked number three with Pakistan four places lower in seventh. (Also read: Under-fire Azhar Ali retained as Pakistan ODI skipper for West Indies series)Despite the absence of Gayle, Simmons and Russell, the West Indies boast the likes of all-rounders Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo, along with leg-spinner Samuel Badree and off-spinner Sunil Narine.But Sarfraz said while there was no doubt about the quality of the Caribbean side, Pakistan would not be daunted.”They are the best T20 team in the world and won the Twenty20 World Cup,” he noted.”We are also a good team and when we played against England, we didn’t think that we were playing the T20 World Cup finalists and that they are one of the best T20 teams in the world. Our focus was mainly on that we should play well and play good cricket.”That is the same focus here. Our aim is to play good cricket and play a good brand of cricket and beat them.”