Chidozie Awaziem: “I pray to play someday at Real Madrid”

first_imgHopes for Leganés“I am officially a Porto player and my future depends on what they decide. If Porto offers me a future to continue in the club, I will surely stay, because I also adore that club,” added the defender. “Now, if they don’t give me options to continue, then I’d better stay in LaLiga, in Leganés”, completed his reflections.And one of the reasons why he would not mind continuing in Butarque is called Kenneth Omeruo, his compatriot, teammate at Leganés and also why he opted for Lega last summer.“It has helped me a lot. When I came here, it taught me a lot of things: how the club worked, how footballers played. Because when I arrived I had never played with a 5-3-2. But Kenneth helped me. It’s amazing how every Nigerian people can turn on the TV, watch LaLiga and watch the two of us play together every weekend, “he added. Chidozie Awaziem, central defense of Leganes ceded by the PortHe made it clear in an interview with LaLiga on his international channels that his wish is to one day become a footballer for Real Madrid. “I have dreamed my whole life of playing in Spain, in the League. I also always dreamed of playing for Real Madrid. I am fighting for it. I wish and pray that someday I will“confessed the defender, one of the most outstanding footballers of the Lega this season.The reasons why Awaziem has Real Madrid as his dream goal are wearing number 4 and a captain’s armband. “I like Sergio Ramos. I really like him. I love his style of play, his attitude on the field, his fighting spirit and his leadership”, this Nigerian international is sincere,So much so that, despite being in relegation positions, some great of our competition has already set his eyes on him. Like Sevilla. Monchi has it on his agenda. To negotiate, you would have to do it directly with Porto. The cucumbers have no option to buy back, although they do in Awaziem’s ​​mind. last_img read more

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North Peace Leisure Pool closed Saturday and Sunday for Inconnu swim meet

first_imgThe North Peace Leisure Pool will be closed this weekend to accommodate the Inconnu Swim Club’s Spring Splash Meet. As a result all scheduled activities for Saturday and Sunday have been cancelled.A number of teams from other clubs will be making the trip to Fort St. John including Grande Prairie, Grande Cache, Peace River and Chetwynd.Regularly scheduled events at the pool will resume on Monday.- Advertisement –last_img

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How an LYIT Masters jumpstarted business for Charlie ‘The Yank’ Boyle

first_imgDeveloping Innovative Leaders: The Department of Business Studies at Letterkenny Institute of Technology is now accepting applications for the Master of Business (Executive) in Innovation & Leadership starting in February 2018.This course allows private sector business leaders in the North West and across Ireland to develop their leadership skills within their own workplace, by providing a strong academic grounding alongside the development of practical, on the job leadership skills.Current student Charlie ‘the Yank’ Boyle, CEO & Managing Director of Customer Service Excellence Ireland, says that the course helped him to expand his business outside of the North West and into the UK.“I created a Customer Service Excellence programme in 2012 and this was based at the Colab which is part of LYIT,” Charlie told Donegal Daily.“This was supported by the Enterprise Ireland New Frontiers initiative for start-ups. The past 12 months has been really good and we have contracts with 30 UK based shopping centres, Lidl Ireland, Cliffs of Moher, Heineken, Aurivo and others. We also have been invited to provide training to the Educational Training Boards and in total have six staff here and in the UK.“It is no coincidence that the jump in business came when studying this Masters. It also challenged the business in ways that would not otherwise have happened.“I liked the way the Masters related and linked to your work and I had been to a few sessions of the previous years modules and the feedback was very good.”The Mullaghduff man explains that not holding a primary degree did not hold him back from pursuing this course, and adds that after hearing of other people’s experiences at LYIT he felt that enrolling was the right choice for both himself and his business.“I didn’t have a primary degree in applying to do the Masters so I had to create a work portfolio based on work experience and go through an interview as part of the Recognition of Prior Learning process.“I know a few people who had completed the MBS like Mark Sharkey, Eunan McIntyre and Annette Houston and they were all raving fans of it and the benefits they found. I had considered doing one at DCU but I just didn’t get the same positive feedback.“Patricia Doherty and Oran Doherty were really helpful and encouraging in helping me get through the initial challenge of not having the primary degree. There is an RPL process and I had to put a bit of work into that and overall the support was there always.”The focus on applied knowledge acquisition is one of the biggest draws for Charlie, with a well-rounded blend of both theory and practice being offered on the course. For this reason, Charlie says he would recommend this course to anyone interested in furthering their education and boosting their business.“The method of Action Learning was really interesting and very helpful. I had just started a new business and although many might say the timing of doing a Masters was crazy, it was the very opposite. Linking the learning to the work and back again to the various modules has made a big difference. The method used in this LYIT Masters is seen as edgy and innovative and it is little wonder that it attracts applicants from all over Ireland, and one from Scotland in our class.“The biggest skill I learned from my studies is the ability to see different perspectives. My thinking was much too narrow and that was not good as I was closing myself off to possibilities. I suppose it also gave me the ability to research better and to look for the academic evidence backing a business decision or direction. Nothing is ever black and white.“I think it is an outstanding course and the reason is the use of Action Learning. The Course Directors are also very committed and hugely supportive. The range of those taking part varied from Retail to Pharma and from Creatives to Detailed types.”There is, of course, a bit of fun on offer as well, with morale being very high on the course.“The bond we created within our group was one that drove us on and that varied from weekly catch-ups to slagging the hell out of each other or ‘banter learning’ as we called it.”The time and energy that goes in to obtaining the Master of Business (Executive) in Innovation & Leadership is worth it, Charlie says, and is unique in its blend of both the creative and the practical.“The course covers areas that are relevant to the participants and allows you to study through your business role with direct impact from the learning.“Although there is a serious commitment required, the interest and motivation is maintained by the support of others who are also on their own journey of learning through their workplace issues and their commitment to improve.“This is a really good course because there was a lot of work put into it by LYIT and the visiting lecturers such as Peter Kawaleck from Manchester Business School were outstanding.”When asked what he would say to someone considering enrolling for the course, he said: “Do it. The best time to have done it was ten or twenty years ago… but the next best time is now.If you wish to apply to the Master of Business (Executive) in Innovation & Leadership, visit https://www.lyit.ie/full-timecourses/businessstudies/lyblinom/ for further information.Contact Patricia Doherty Head of Department of Business Studies, Letterkenny Institute of Technology by:E- Mail: Patricia.Doherty@lyit.ieTelephone: (074) 9186202Facebook: www.facebook.com/lyit.businessHow an LYIT Masters jumpstarted business for Charlie ‘The Yank’ Boyle was last modified: January 16th, 2018 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) Tags:BusinessCharlie BoyleCUSTOMER SERVICE EXCELLENCE IRELANDDepartment of Business StudieseducationLetterkenny Institute of TechnologyLYITMaster of Business (Executive) in Innovation & Leadershiplast_img read more

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Everton flop to have loan deal cut short after failing to score a goal this season

first_imgReal Sociedad want to pull the plug on Sandro Ramirez’s loan deal and send the striker back to Everton, according to reports in Spain.Sandro, 23, joined the La Liga side in the summer as he hunted for more first-team football, but he has struggled to find his feet in his homeland. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Sandro’s career has gone rapidly downhill since he joined Everton BEST OF MONEY ADVICE Sandro has failed to score a goal for his new club and, according to El Gol Digital, they are ready to send him back to Merseyside.Sociedad have contacted Everton and informed them that they want to cut short the Spaniard’s loan spell.They reportedly want to save money by not paying the player’s wages and reinvest the money elsewhere. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Latest Football News Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ shining no dice Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars center_img REPLY REVEALED Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? huge blow RANKED 1 Sandro is understood to still be out of favour at Everton, meaning he may return to Goodison Park and then be shipped out elsewhere.Villarreal are said to be interested in the forward and could look to land him on loan in January.last_img read more

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THE HOOPS REPORT: LENNON HAPPY AFTER DRAW WITH INTER MILAN

first_imgNEIL Lennon has concerns over Kris Commons and Anthony Stokes ahead of the Champions League clash with Helsinki but he hailed Celtic´s 1-1 draw with Inter Milan at Parkhead on Saturday.Commons put the Hoops ahead with a spectacular volley into the top corner just before half-time.However, the winger was forced to quit with an injury late in the game, and having used all their substitutes, the Hoops were forced to play out the remainder of the game with 10 men. Rodrigo Palacio then struck late leveller from close-range.The UEFA Champions League third round qualifier against HJK Helsinki is only days away but Lennon declared himself happy after the Hoops finally showed some pre-season form.He said: “There was a real spring in their step and they played very well. I was really pleased with that performance against a class side.“I thought in particularly the first hour, the senior boys were excellent. It was good to see Emilio playing so well again, along with the likes of Victor and Georgios. The team as a whole were very good. We played some good football against a very good side. “We scored a very good goal and created lots of chances. To say that´s the best we have played in pre-season would be an understatement. Obviously towards the end we introduced some of the kids and were down to 10 men for the last 10 minutes. So it was a worthwhile exercise.“We conceded a late goal but that was an irrelevance really to what we were looking for on the piece as a whole.”Commons and Anthony Stokes, who was stretchered off after blocking a ball, are both in doubt for the game on Wednesday but the manager is hopeful they will recover in time.“They both have badly twisted ankles so the next 24 hours is important to how they react,” he said. “Kris is a bigger doubt just now than Anthony but we will give them as long as possible to see if they can recover in time for the game on Wednesday.”On a more positive note, Scott Brown, Thomas Rogne, James Forrest, Kelvin Wilson and Beram Kayal, who didn’t feature against the Nerazzurri, should be in contention for selection on Wednesday night. “Scott Brown was just as a precaution,” explained the manager. “He is still coming back from surgery in June so we don´t to overwork him. Thomas Rogne was rested, while James Forrest got a bang in training on his foot and we had it x-rayed this morning and he should be okay.“Kelvin Wilson has shin splints. He came off with them on Wednesday. But you get that at this time of year with the hard ground, so, again, he has been for a scan and it´s just some soft tissue damage, so he should be okay for Wednesday,” he added. “Kayal has done some extra work and he will train on Monday as well.”THE HOOPS REPORT: LENNON HAPPY AFTER DRAW WITH INTER MILAN was last modified: July 29th, 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:THE HOOPS REPORT: LENNON HAPPY AFTER DRAW WITH INTER MILANlast_img read more

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HARPS HOPING TO GET SEASON BACK ON TRACK AGAINST WEXFORD

first_imgAfter suffering a first defeat of the season last weekend, Finn Harps will be looking to get back to winning ways again when Wexford Youths visit Finn Park on Friday evening (kick-off 8.00pm).Harps striker Ruairi Keating returns to the panel for tomorrow night’s game against Wexford Youths. Pic by Gary Foy.Shane Keegan’s Youths will provide a stiff test for Harps and come into the game having beaten Waterford United and Shamrock Rovers in their last two games to jump above Harps into second place.“We have a huge game ahead against Wexford this weekend,” said Harps boss Ollie Horgan who watched his team lose for the first time since taking the hot-seat at Finn Park prior to the start of the season. “They have won their last two games and are ahead of us in the table. Wexford are considered to be the fittest and biggest side in our Division and excellently organised. This is the best squad that they have assembled and will take some beating.“They have added the talents of Ben Ryan from Waterford and especially Danny Furlong from Cork City who scored three goals last weekend.“Then you can throw in the likes of Aiden Keenan, Shane Nolan and Dean Broaders and you can see that this will be a massive test for us in a number of areas.”Although defeated for the first time last weekend on a 2-0 scoreline at Tolka Park, Horgan was pleased with the attitude and dedication of his charges. “We showed great commitment in Shelbourne but came up short, however, not for lack of effort,” said Horgan. “We had several chances from set pieces including a penalty but little from open play except for half chances at the edge of box. We limited them to few chances also obviously except the free kick and penalty that they scored from.”Harps had to play the game without a recognised striker with Kevin McHugh, Sean McCarron and Ruairi Keating all missing.“The three forwards out wasn’t a help but at same time it wasn’t an excuse,” continued Horgan. “We still had enough chances to get something out of game. Shelbourne took their chances and we have no complaint on the result as such.“The penalty miss was of course disappointing but not a turning point,” said Horgan of the spot-kick effort by Michael Funston which the Harps player saw saved. “In fact we had much of the play after this miss in the second half but couldn’t convert into goals.”Kevin McHugh and Sean McCarron remain out for Friday’s visit of Wexford Youths while Josh Mailey is suspended. Packie Mailey is a doubt having picked up a knock during last Friday’s game at Tolka Park. Ruairi Keating returns though after missing the trip to Shelbourne through suspension. The teams met on five occasions last season with little to separate them. Harps won twice as did Wexford, while one game finished in a draw.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~TEAM NEWSSuspended: Josh Mailey. Doubtful: Packie Mailey.Injured: Kevin McHugh (hamstring), Sean McCarron (fractured cheek).Form Guide (last six league games)Finn Harps: D-D-W-W-D-L (9 pts)Wexford Youths: L-L-W-L-W-W (9 pts)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Last six away games v Shelbourne22-Oct-11 Finn Harps 4-1 Wexford Youths (First Division)24-Mar-12 Finn Harps 0-1 Wexford Youths (First Division)21-Jul-12 Finn Harps 3-3 Wexford Youths (First Division)05-Apr-13 Finn Harps 0-0 Wexford Youths (First Division)31-May-13 Finn Harps 2-1 Wexford Youths (FAI Cup)26-Jul-13 Finn Harps 1-0 Wexford Youths (First Division)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Finn Harps Goalscorers 2014Pat McCann – 3Ruairi Keating – 2 (1 in League Cup)Keith Cowan – 1James Doherty – 1Michael Funston – 1Paul McVeigh – 1Carel Tiofack – 1Sean McCarron – 1 (in League Cup)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Finn Harps Results 2014 (Finn Harps scorers in brackets)04-Apr-2014 – Lg – Shelbourne 2-0 Finn Harps29-Mar-2014 – Lg – Finn Harps 1-1 Galway FC (McVeigh)21-Mar-2014 – Lg – Finn Harps 5-0 Cobh Ramblers (Doherty, Tiofack, McCann 2, Keating)16-Mar-2014 – Lg – Shamrock Rovers B 0-3 Finn Harps (Cowan, Funston, McCann)10-Mar-2014 – LC – Finn Harps 3-2 Cockhill Celtic (McCarron, O’Donnell o.g., Keating)07-Mar-2014 – Lg – Finn Harps 0-0 Waterford UnitedLg = SSE Airtricity League, First Division. LC = EA Sports League CupHARPS HOPING TO GET SEASON BACK ON TRACK AGAINST WEXFORD was last modified: April 10th, 2014 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:finn harpsFinn Parkwexford youthslast_img read more

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DONEGAL GARDAI QUIZ UKRAINIAN MAN OVER SHIP STABBING

first_imgGARDAI in Ballyshannon are questioning a Ukrainian man over the stabbing of a fellow national aboard a ship 300kms off the Mayo coast.The victim, who is 26, was flown to Sligo by the Coast Guard 118 helicopter before being transferred in a critical condition to University College Hospital in Galway.The 32-year-old suspect from Ukraine was detained when his boat, the Afric Star, docked in Killybegs earlier today. The cargo vessel was travelling from St Petersburg to Panama when the incident happened. DONEGAL GARDAI QUIZ UKRAINIAN MAN OVER SHIP STABBING was last modified: September 19th, 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)last_img read more

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LETTERKENNY AC HOPING TO DEVELOP FUTURE OF CLUB WITH MONSTER DRAW

first_imgLetterkenny Athletic Club have announced details of a development draw which will begin next month.Speaking at the launch of the 10 week silver circle draw, club chairman, Michael Galvin, explained that the club was hoping to raise a minimum of €20,000 through the venture.“There is more than €7,000 in prizes and each ticket will cost 100 euro. It’s set up so that the buyers will be able to pay €10 each week for 10 weeks.In the main, we are hoping that groups of two, three, four or five will buy a ticket between them,” the chairman commented. “The club in continuing to develop and prosper and I am appealing to members, past and present, friends of Letterkenny Athletic Club and to the local community to get behind the draw and give is at much support as possible.”“We have the best of facilities at the Danny McDaid Track at the Aura Centre and we are well aware of how much support and good will is out there towards the club from all sectors of society.“It is our intention to further develop and enhance these for the members of today. We are also aware that we must also cater for those who will come along when our time in the club is done,” he added.Also speaking at the launch of the draw in the The Station House Hotel, Danny McDaid, one of the main organisers, said this was the first time Letterkenny Athletic Club had undertaken a major fundraiser since the building of the clubhouse when the club was based at Pearse Road. “We are aware that this is the first time we have organised a big draw for many years and hopefully we will get a good response,” Danny commented.“These are busy times for the club and we are at a stage when we need an injection of cash to help us with our latest development plans,” he added. LETTERKENNY AC HOPING TO DEVELOP FUTURE OF CLUB WITH MONSTER DRAW was last modified: February 17th, 2015 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:development drawdonegalLetterkenny AClast_img read more

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Road closures planned for Gortahork area during Irish Water works

first_imgA number of road closures have been planned to facilitate water mains renewal works in the Gortahork area.Irish Water is currently replacing problematic water mains to the Cashel reservoir. As part of the same programme of works, the water utility is also replacing 1.6km of damaged water mains in Falcarragh.There will be road closures in place on roads L-1123-1 and L11533 in the Gortahork area at separate stages of the delivery. The next stage of the works requires a section of the 1123-1 Baltoney Road to be closed on September 30 2019.  Irish Water say that the community will be notified of this in advance. Local and emergency access will be maintained at all times and alternative routes will be available and diversions will be clearly sign-posted.The works may also involve some short-term water shut offs, and customers will be given a minimum of 48 hours’ notice of any disruptions.This contract is being carried out by Farran’s Construction Limited on behalf of Irish Water. Explaining further what’s involved, Irish Water’s Leakage Reduction Programme Regional Lead Declan Cawley said: “Irish Water is committed to safeguarding the water supply for customers in Co Donegal. These works will involve the decommissioning and replacement of water mains on the L-1123-1, R257, N56 and L-11533 in Gortahork.  “The works include laying water service connections from the public water main in the road to customers’ property boundaries and connecting them to the customer’s water supply. Where the existing service connections on the public side are lead these will be replaced as part of this improvement work.”Road closures planned for Gortahork area during Irish Water works was last modified: September 26th, 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

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Pretending to Be a Salesperson

first_imgYou can’t love part of sales. It is all or nothing.You want to be a salesperson, you just don’t want to have to prospect. You don’t want to interrupt people, and you don’t like bothering them. If you don’t like prospecting, you don’t like selling. Selling requires that you create new opportunities, and prospecting is how you do that work.You want to a be a salesperson, but you only want to sell something that your prospective clients really want. You only want to sell to people who are already trying to buy what you sell. This belief makes you an order-taker, not a salesperson. There is a lot of talk about salespeople being replaced by technology in the future, and the people in sales who suffer from this belief will be the first to be replaced.You want to be a salesperson, but you don’t want to have to ask people to make commitments. You want them to tell you they’re ready to take the next step. Selling is conversations about the future, creating a preference for you and your solution, and it is most definitely about gaining commitments. There is no waiting in sales, least of all waiting for your dream client to ask if you are ready for them to buy.You want to be a salesperson, but you want to communicate with people over email because you am more comfortable when you have time to carefully consider every word, making every communication just right. Email is a necessary but inferior medium when it comes to selling. It doesn’t allow for the kind of communication necessary to sell, including collaboration, building consensus, and resolving concerns. If you want to be a salesperson, you’re going have to engage in more effective mediums.You want to be a salesperson, but you don’t want to deal with the big issues that prevent your prospective clients from generating the results they need. You don’t want to deal with all their problems. If you don’t like dealing with conflict, you aren’t going to love being a salesperson. Selling comes with a certain amount of healthy conflict. If you don’t want to manage problems, challenges, and conflicts, you aren’t in sales.You want to be a salesperson, but only if you can do the consulting part without having any responsibility to sell what your company sells. If you want to give your advice without having to deliver results, start an advice column. You never have to sell anyone anything that won’t serve them, but you also don’t need to spend time advising people who can’t or won’t buy what you sell.last_img read more

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