When Rasheed Dwyer finished sixth in the 200 metres at last year’s National Senior Championships, that ended his chance to run an individual event at the World Champion-ships in Beijing, China. Despite that, Dwyer won’t be running the 100 metres at this year’s Nationals as insurance. That’s the word according to his Sprintec coach Maurice Wilson. Speaking at the recent PUMA/JAAA Jamalco meet, coach Wilson said: “No, he will not be doubling this year, but I can tell you he will be running a fast 200m somewhere along the line.” Dwyer, who turned 27 on January 29, sparkled at the Pan-Am Games in Toronto after his Nationals disaster. In the semi-finals, he reset his personal from 19.98 seconds to 19.80. That moved him past Nickel Ashmeade – 19.85, Donald Quarrie – 19.86 and Asafa Powell – 19.90 on the Jamaican all-time list. He was second in the final to fast Canadian newcomer AndrÈ DeGrasse with a silver medal run of 19.90 seconds. His form earned him a spot in Jamaica’s World 4x100m relay pool. He did a fine job running the third leg in the heats. In 2011, during his days as student-athlete at the G.C. Foster College for Physical Education, Dwyer won his pet event at the World University Games. At the 2014 Commonwealth Games, the former Camperdown High School sprinter led Warren Weir and Jason Livermore in a Jamaican medal sweep. Dwyer and superstar Usain Bolt were the only Jamaicans to go faster than 20 seconds last year, and his new personal best made him the third fastest man in the world in the 200m after Bolt and American Justin Gatlin. By contrast, his best run over 100 metres was 10.16 seconds. Five Jamaicans ran that distance in under 10 seconds flat.
An Inishowen man, charged with rape and sexual assault, has been denied access to his passport to travel for a family wedding later this year.The man appeared before Buncrana District Court to apply to the court for the return of his passport, which he earlier surrendered due to strict bail conditions imposed. The man, who cannot be named due to a publication order imposed by the court, is charged with raping and sexually assaulting a woman at an address in Inishowen on a date in February 2017.He appeared before Buncrana District Court and applied to have his passport returned to him to allow to attend two weddings in Poland in the summer.His solicitor Frank Dorrian said he understands that the charges against his client are ‘very serious and significant’ and he knows the stakes in the case are very high in terms of the bail conditions.But he said the man has lived in Inishowen for the past 13 years and has strong ties to the community.He said he appeared before court on every occasion and fully co-operated with the Gardaí and would like to be able to travel to Poland on two separate occasions during the summer.Mr. Dorrian said he knows when the charges are so serious the risk of evasion are higher, but he hoped his client’s co-operation and engagement with the court process might counter that risk a little.However Garda Inspector Seamus McGonigle said this was a different level.“These are serious offences,” he told the court.“And this application is a different level there is just too much risk. I accept there might a be family occasion but with respect that doesn’t matter – he is a flight risk.”Mr. Dorrian said he knows that they are on a ‘thin wedge’ but added that the man, despite not being married or having any children, had family connections in Inishowen.However, Judge Paul Kelly said it was ‘somewhat a stretch’ to give the man his passport back and refused the application.Meanwhile Insp. McGonigle said he was applying to the court for some extra time for preparing the Book of Evidence in the case.He said Gardaí needed an extra month to prepare the Book. Judge Kelly agreed and adjourned the case until June 13.Man on rape charge denied passport for family wedding was last modified: May 15th, 2019 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:buncranacourtdonegalpassport
Tamara O’ReillyRenovations to all stadiums to be used during the 2010 Fifa World Cup are on track. That’s the assurance from the board of directors of the 2010 Fifa World Cup Organising Committee South Africa (SALOC).On Tuesday 4 March the board announced its confidence that all stadiums will be in top shape in time for the World Cup, amid concerns over the readiness of the stadium in Port Elizabeth for the Fifa Confederations Cup in June 2009.Although there is no question about the Nelson Mandela Stadium’s readiness for the main event, a final decision on its inclusion as one of the host cities for next year’s football tournament will only be taken at the end of April.“We have sent a clear message to the host city that it must work during the next month and a half to prove categorically that it can meet the required deadlines,” said Irvin Khoza, chair of the 2010 SALOC board. “We have committed to the country and the world that we will present a world class event and we want to give all stakeholders the opportunity to put their best foot forward.”While five stadiums are undergoing renovations for the two football events, the venue in Port Elizabeth is being built from scratch. This poses a real challenge for the city’s municipality, as improvements still need to be made to the supporting infrastructure, such as roads leading to the stadium and accommodation surrounding that venue.“Port Elizabeth is still a part of the 2010 World Cup,” said CEO of the SALOC Danny Jordaan. “Worldwide, the construction period for a new stadium is between 31 and 34 months and for Port Elizabeth to have to do it in 24 months is going to be a huge challenge, which is why there needs to be close monitoring and support.”Meeting the power challengeOther issues discussed during the meeting of the board dealt with electricity provider Eskom’s role in ensuring the football event is a success.Eskom is currently feeling the strain of the country’s increased demand for electricity but it is working closely with government and other stakeholders to ensure that the electricity supply to stadiums and homes continues uninterrupted during the tournament.“The government of South Africa has also committed itself to investment in the infrastructure, logistics, communications and security that will be needed to ensure that Africa’s first Fifa World Cup is a resounding success,” the SALOC said in a statement. “This includes the provision of complete infrastructure such as lighting, electricity lines and emergency power supplies.”Meanwhile, in the the third annual survey conducted by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) regarding the event, South Africans proved to be generally positive about the country’s ability to host the World Cup, and reap its benefits. The HSRC surveyed respondents in all nine provinces.“For the third consecutive year South Africans’ attitudes remain positive towards the 2010 World Cup. Comparing the 2007 data from the HSRC’s 2010 annual longitudinal survey to that of previous years, it seems that perceptions are consolidating around anticipated benefits, disadvantages, and notions of readiness,” said the HSRC.It was found that perceptions of national benefits have begun to stabilise. Similarly to the previous round, 74% of respondents perceive economic growth, job creation and putting South Africa on the international map as the three main benefits. About a third of the population indicated that they expect to personally benefit from job opportunities.Some 80% of respondents indicated that South Africa would be ready to host the World Cup in 2010 and 56% of people surveyed believed that their local authority would be able to meet the needs of 2010.Related articlesMeet 2010’s organising committeeUseful linksSouth Africa 2010Human Sciences Research CouncilEskom
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (8.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSIn a day when we are repeatedly told that people are buying products based on financial value and economy, it’s a strange thing to hear a sales professional (a professor) speak about injecting love into the sales process. Brian Sheehan is lobbying for a different approach to sales, a relational approach that taps into the emotions and desires of customers rather than the utilitarian purpose of a product. It’s a refreshing perspective and one that Anthony loves, and you can hear all about it on this episode of In The Arena.In sales, the difference between love and utility are huge, with Brian Sheehan on this episodeClick To TweetHow consumers really make buying decisions.The statistics don’t lie. Buying decisions in today’s marketplace are made according to a 50/50 split. 50% of the time the decision is made on facts alone. 50% of the time it’s based in emotion or an emotional response. With such ambiguous stats why would Brian Sheehan, a professor in a business school, come down so strongly on the side of emotion? Because he’s seen the power it can have in building not only a powerful sales force, but also customer loyalty over the long haul. You can hear more of Brian’s insights on this episode.An example of what happens when consumers love the brand.Brian Sheehan conducted a hidden experiment in his classroom once to drive home the point that love of a brand really works. He announced that the University (Syracuse) had struck a deal with Dell computer and was going to refit the entire campus, including all student computers, with Dell equipment. As he looked over the lecture hall he saw at least 100 glowing Apple icons staring back at him. Some students responded so strongly that they were ready to move to another school simply because their favorite computer brand was no longer supported at the school. Brian effectively showed that love for a brand is a powerful force and that those brands that can leverage that have a distinct advantage.Building customer loyalty through the #LoveWorks approach, on this episodeClick To TweetThe difficult task of discovering the meaning consumers want from your brand.Brands like Apple, Harley Davidson, and Volvo have rabid followings of loyal fans. But it didn’t just happen. Those brands have worked very hard to discover the desires and needs of their customers as well as communicating their company philosophy in a way that resonates clearly with those consumers. It’s a strategy that develops an “Us” mentality about the brand and fosters a community surrounding the company and its ethos. How do you get that kind of buy-in from your customers? It’s a very difficult process, which Brian Sheehan explains on this episode.Is the Love Works approach to sales really worth it?The degree of difficulty it takes to discover the consumer’s preferences and mindsets in order to position a brand to be in sympathy with those things is very high. What’s more, it’s not something that is easily communicated by the brand. There’s an art to it. So is the effort involved really worth it? Can’t sales continue to be done as they always have? Sure, you can do that – but you are missing out on the power of community and customer loyalty that is only enjoyed by a rare number of companies. Anthony recommends everyone grab a copy of Biran Sheehan’s new book, “Love Works” to learn how to move your company in that direction, and you can find out where to get it on this episode.Is the #LoveWorks approach to #sales really worth it? Find out on this episodeClick To TweetOutline of this great episode Anthony’s introduction to the episode. Who is Brian Sheehan? How people really make buying decisions. How big brands can utilize love and intimacy in sales. The ways digital media is being used by big brands to build on love. How to find the meaning consumers are seeking and delivering the message effectively. Why you should get a copy of Brian’s book, “Love Works.”Resources & Links mentioned in this episodewww.LoveWorksTheBook.com157687270X0310335671 The theme song “Into the Arena” is written and produced by Chris Sernel. You can find it on SoundcloudConnect with AnthonyWebsite: www.TheSalesBlog.comYoutube: www.Youtube.com/IannarinoFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/iannarinoTwitter: https://twitter.com/iannarinoGoogle Plus: https://plus.google.com/+SAnthonyIannarinoLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/iannarinoTweets you can use to share this episodeIf your brand makes a mistake, the consumer will forgive you if they love you ~ Brian SheehanClick To TweetThe real reasons consumers make buying decisions, on this episodeClick To TweetSubscribe toIn the ArenaApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsAndroidby EmailRSSOr subscribe with your favorite app by using the address below
After decades of fulfilling promises made to others, Louie Alas is trying to make good with one that he made to himself.“It’s sort of an unfinished business,” he told the Inquirer after Phoenix Pulse practice at Upper Deck Gym in Pasig on Tuesday afternoon as the Fuel Masters await a semifinal foe in the PBA Philippine Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated “[That episode] started off on the wrong foot,” he recalled. “When everything got settled, Asi (Taulava) was deported. Everything went wrong.”Fortunately, the job at Phoenix is letting him address that.“I would want to win one on my own,” Alas said. “Also, this is for my children—who pushed me, who asked me to pursue this (PBA head coaching) once more.”And given his experience—one that has started from the amateur arenas in St. Francis of Assisi in Las Piñas and stops in the defunct MBA and NCAA as champion with Letran and Manila, to the the big boys’ league in the PBA—Alas knows it won’t be easy.He knows what he’s talking about, for waiting on the other end would be either TNT or San Miguel Beer, which no team has been able to touch in the all-Filipino Finals in the last four years.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Alas said he has long yearned for another crack at being head coach after an initial try that didn’t go well.He’s had offers to join Red Bull as a deputy and even take over GlobalPort in the past, but scheduling woes got in the way and he stuck it out for a long time as a chief assistant at Alaska.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“The farthest I made it [to winning a title in the PBA] was in the semis,” he said. “Of course, I would love to become a champion as a head coach. I’ve had titles, but they all came during a time where I was an assistant.”That PBA shot came in 2001 with Mobiline. And it was a turbulent one. Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch PLAY LIST 01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch00:50Trending Articles01:28’Walang bigayan’: Expect all-out war between sister teams Magnolia, San Miguel02:42PH 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 Ateneo rallies to rip St. Clare Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew View comments