Women’s World Cup: Sara helps Germany beat Spain 1-0

first_imgValenciennes (France): Germany brushed off the absence of injured star player Dzsenifer Marozsan to beat Spain 1-0 on Wednesday and take control of Group B in the women’s World Cup, virtually assuring themselves of missing the rampant United States in the last 16. Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Sara Daebritz earned the Germans a hard-fought three points by pouncing three minutes before the break ahead of dithering Spain defender Marta Torrejon, who only had to clear the ball after her goalkeeper Sandra Panos did well to save Alexandra Popp’s header. “I thought I could get to the ball so I just slid into it, and it was fantastic to score,” Daebritz told German broadcaster ZDF. Martina Voss-Tecklenburg’s side, who will be without Lyon playmaker Marozsan for at least another match after she broke her toe in their opening 1-0 win over China, are almost assured of topping the group. They are three points clear of Spain and are one better on goal difference, meaning they need a point against bottom side South Africa on Monday to be completely sure of coming out on top. That would leave whoever finished second below them to face the Americans, who were in ominous form on Tuesday as they racked up a record 13-0 win over Thailand, while the Germans would take on one of the four best third-placed finishers who will make the last 16. “Our goal was always to win the group, and now we are on the way to doing so. We want to win our third game too,” added Daebritz.Related News Tottenham Hotspur appoint Jose Mourinho as manager MSSA: Harsh fires Campion into final Asked by reporters if watching the USA dismantle Thailand was “extra motivation” for her side to win the group, a smiling Voss-Tecklenburg said “both teams knew they didn’t want play the winners of Group F”. Second-placed Spain, who were wasteful despite dominating possession and will rue Nahikari Garcia somehow slicing wide when clean through in the 14th minute, should still qualify but face a trickier test against China on Monday. They risk being caught by the Chinese or South Africa, who aim to boost their own qualification hopes on Thursday in Paris after losing their opening games. ‘Special’ Oshoala sinks South KoreaEarlier Nigeria coach Thomas Dennerby hailed forward Asisat Oshoala as “special” after her goal helped the Super Falcons to a 2-0 win over South Korea and took them close to qualifying for the knockout stages of the Women’s World Cup for the first time in 20 years. Oshoala struck 15 minutes from the end with a super burst and finish to seal the win after a comical own goal from Kim Do-yeon, who somehow hooked a long ball back past onrushing goalkeeper Kim Min-jung, had put Nigeria ahead in the 29th minute. “She’s very special because no-one has the speed she has,” the Swede said the lightning quick 24-year-old after a huge win, just their second in the World Cup since 1999. The victory for Dennerby’s side left the unfortunate South Koreans pointless after their first two games in Group A and put Nigeria level with France and Norway on three ahead of their crunch clash in Nice later on Wednesday. Nigeria can now legitimately hope for a place in the last 16 regardless of what happens in their last group match against the tournament-hosting French thanks to the best third-placed teams going through. The three points they have could well be enough to see the Super Falcons through to the knockout rounds for the first time since 1999, when they reached the quarter-finals in the US. However Dennerby is targeting a result against France in Rennes on Monday to remove all doubt. “France are a very good team, if we come out of that with one point we’ll all be very happy,” Dennerby added. South Korea meanwhile face an uphill task to go through as they face a strong Norway side in their final group match next week. Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates Miquel Blazquez Font to emerge as a competent sports journalist in the sporting worldlast_img read more

Negotiating Salary? Be Transparent & Know Your Needs

first_imgYou’ve been told that you are going to get the job offer.  You think to yourself, “I should be after the three weeks and the 15 interviews I have gone through.” But before the offer can be delivered the recruiter says that she just wants to get a few pieces of information so that they can make you a job offer that you can accept on the spot when the hiring manager calls tomorrow.“That sounds great,” you say.  “Almost there”, you think, “Just don’t let me blow this now.”The recruiter asks, “How much was your salary at your last job and what are you expecting in this position?”You freeze.  “Oh no, what do I say now?”  Your heart pounds so loud that you think they must be able to hear it on the other end of the phone. All of a sudden your conscience says to you loud and clear, “Tell it like it was, and tell the truth!”  But that other little guy on the other shoulder whispers in a voice that is only your own, “Inflate it by ten thousand dollars, they are only going to negotiate you down to where you were before anyway.”The pause seems like an eternity, until the recruiter says, “Are you still there?”This is the moment of truth and you will be forever judged by the recruiter by what you do at this moment.  Your choices are to tell the truth and take the chance that you are underselling yourself. Or to inflate, not tell the truth and if found out in a reference check, either don’t get the job after all, or have the recruiter always remember that you didn’t tell it like it was.Here’s what you need to know: you need to tell the truth. So many people don’t that the recruiter comes with the assumption that you are inflating the truth anyway.  How many times have I been told, “Well, I make XXX dollars a year, but I am up for an increase next month where I am expecting an increase of X%, which is the highest that we give at my level.”  I am consistently amazed at my timing to recruit people who are all one month away from their next pay increase.I am advocating today, here and now, that the truth and nothing but the truth, will win out every time.Secondly, I am advocating that transparent, needs-based salary negotiations are the way to go. Needs-based salary is another way of saying the monetary amount you need to make ends meet – if you end up taking a job that pays less than what you need, you will have a bigger problem coming soon. One thing we all can agree on is that we have baseline needs to satisfy the bottom of Maslow’s hierarchy. Plus, you don’t really know what the company can afford as you don’t know if the job posting salary was a target, the top of the range or the bottom of the range.  (You can better be informed of course today more than ever by looking at the thousands of salary reports on Glassdoor.com).  But since there is still a bit of guessing going on, it’s best to lead with: “Here is what I need and why.”I once had a person who I was trying to hire who desperately wanted the job, but the fact of the matter was that the salary we could afford to offer was going to be ludicrous given that he and his wife would need to move their five kids from Texas to California and keep any semblance of their current lifestyle. He wanted the job so badly that he was considering buying a 2-bedroom home to start.  I don’t have kids but even I knew that 5 kids and two adults in two bedrooms were just not going to work.  After evaluating his needs together, we both came to the conclusion that this wasn’t a good move for him. However, on the other hand, there have been many a situation where I have moved the salary up to accommodate real needs that are unique and personal that I never would have known had the person not been open and honest about their situation.Bottom line is that there is always a bottom line and in this time of uncertainty, changing rules and shifting expectations, opening up “your books” and telling it like it is creates more of an opportunity for dialogue and finding more common ground than not.Try it. What do you really have to lose?last_img read more

Have We Been Putting Our Careers At Risk Since The Recession Hit?

first_imgWhen I talk with people who are looking for work I get the sense that it is not just the change of employment status that is causing their anger and confusion. It is the sense that the entire way the employment contract works has been radically shifted on them. Many of our fathers and mothers worked for the same company for a long time, retiring after committing themselves to a lifetime of loyal and faithful service. That has somehow flipped into hoping we can get a contract job with a 30-day separation clause.Over the past 20 years we have grown our economy by buying stuff we don’t need with money we don’t have from companies we don’t like. We bought cheap clothes at warehouse stores while bemoaning the loss of textile jobs in the south and Wal-Mart’s labor practices. We grabbed the latest deal on electronics at the local Best Buy while feeling robbed of solid high-tech jobs that were being shipped overseas. And many of us (me included) have participated in cost-cutting exercises at work only to feel a nervous shiver through our spine when we think about our children’s future.As consumers we have demanded that things be cheaper, faster, better and more accessible. But as employees we are experiencing first-hand the consequences of those demands. It is what might be called a “total bummer”: Can’t I buy what is cheap, available and makes me feel good and forget all the other stuff?Yes, we can do that. And then we can watch our jobs go overseas. When that happens the key question we have to ask ourselves is “What jobs will stay here?” Fortunately there is plenty of opportunity for hope. We are still the most creative and innovative country on earth. The world still looks to us to define cultural and technical trends. Our iPods may be made in China, but they are designed in the U.S.But being a part of the team that designs the next iPod, or comes up with a new internet solution, or thinks of a better way to create clean energy requires something different of us as job seekers and talent – We have to be willing to change the way we think about work.Finding work with meaning, doing what you love, bringing fun to work and being comfortable, or even taking advantage of ambiguity and unexpected change are all critical parts of being successful in this century. They are not HR flights of fancy. In fact, I feel confident in guaranteeing that if you can’t answer what your dream job is, if you don’t know what gets you up in the morning, and if you don’t know what makes your work fun and enjoyable that your career is at risk.last_img read more

The Internship Outlook For 2012: How You Can Benefit

first_imgGreat news, students: Internship and co-op recruiting for the year 2011-2012 projections indicate that hiring is up.In fact, according to the Collegiate Employment Research Institute’s latest report, 70 percent of organizations plan to seek interns and co-ops for spring and summer roles in 2012, and one-third of these organizations plan to increase the number of interns and co-ops they hire this year. On average, employers will hire about 20 interns and co-ops.How can you be among the 20 at a company of your choice? Below are four key factors to keep in mind:1. Size MattersData indicates that fast growing, mid-sized or large organizations are the ones recruiting at a higher rate. In fact, 72 percent of large companies say they currently offer internship programs, and 82 percent said they would be seeking interns during the year.While many small companies do offer fantastic internships (in fact, almost half are increasing their programs), make sure to look at mid-sized and large organizations for an abundance of internship or co-op opportunities. Many organizations list their internship programs online, but if it’s not listed, reach out and make a connection.2. Industry MattersIndustries with the highest percentage of organizations offering internships are oil and mining (83 percent); non-profits (79 percent); arts and entertainment (80 percent); and agriculture (77 percent). Interestingly, the education sector offers the lowest percentage at 40 percent. Also on the low end are retail (54 percent) and administration services (55 percent).Yes, industry matters when it comes to internship offerings; but, even if your desired industry is on the low end, you can still find an internship or co-op to launch your career. The best approach is to reach out to companies you’re interested in and ask for an informational meeting to discuss their internship program—even if they don’t have one yet.3. Location MattersThough few differences were found across geographic regions in terms of these hiring trends, there were some notable findings. Organizations recruiting near the Great Lakes and mid-Atlantic regions had more unpaid internships than other regions (a high of 18 percent). The regions with the highest percentages of organizations seeking interns are: the Northeast (74 percent), the Great Lakes (72 percent) and the Northwest (72 percent).Job searching in another city is difficult, but not impossible. Try to make a trip to your desired location and meet face to face with companies to build your networks. When applying to jobs in other locations, make it clear that you’re willing and able to relocate for the position.4. Money (Sometimes) MattersThe majority (66 percent) of organizations said they offered paid internships, while 18 percent offered unpaid positions and 16 percent offered a mix of the two. Interestingly, the amount of paid internships is lower and the amount of unpaid internships is higher than five years ago. Again, in terms of company size, very small organizations have more unpaid internships (38 percent) than large companies (5 percent).Any full-time internship should ideally be paid; however, this is not always the reality. Unpaid internships can offer beneficial learning experiences and invaluable hands-on practice. If you have to take an unpaid internship but need an income, try negotiating the hours into a part-time unpaid gig, and work elsewhere on the side.Have you interned before? Share a review of your internship experience on Glassdoor.last_img read more

Honda Cars sales decline 23% to 15,567 units in Oct

first_imgNew Delhi, Nov 2 (PTI) Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) today reported 22.8 per cent decline in domestic sales at 15,567 units in October this year.The company had sold 20,166 units in the same month of last year, the automaker said in a statement.HCIL last month sold 535 units of small car Brio, 3,011 units of premium hatchback Jazz, 4,009 units of compact sedan Amaze, 498 units of MPV Mobilio and 6,378 units of mid-sized sedan City.The company also sold 1,070 units of its new compact sports utility vehicle (SUV), BR-V.Besides, it sold 41 units of SUV CRV and 25 units of recently launched Accord Hybrid. In addition, it exported a total of 289 units during the month.HCIL President and CEO Yoichiro Ueno said strong demand during the festival period led to the companys highest monthly retail sales of 2016 in October. PTI MSS SRK SAlast_img read more

Double delight for Delhi Dynamos after triumph over Kerala Blasters

first_imgDelhi Dynamos put in a sublime second half display as they outplayed Kerala Blasters 2-0 to move to the top of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) table at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Friday.In a clash between the best attack and strongest defence, Delhi’s strike-force delivered in the second session with goals from Kean Lewis and Marcelinho in the 56th and 60th minute, respectively.Delhi have now scored 12 goals in eight matches, the best record in the league this season, while Kerala lost their best defensive record after conceding two goals for the first time in the league. (Also read: ISL: Rafael Luiz goal helps FC Goa beat Pune City FC 1-0)It was Kerala’s first loss in the last six matches after losing two matches in a row at the beginning of the league. They are now sixth in the table.The victory enhanced Delhi’s points tally to 13 from eight matches, helping them overtake Atletico de Kolkata (12 points) at the top of the table. ATK however still have a match in hand.Pre-match talk of attack versus defence played out in the opening 45 minutes as Delhi saw more of the ball and had the better scoring chances. Kerala on their part simply defended and looked to hit their opponents on the counter.Brazilian striker Marcelinho had the first chance to open the account for Delhi when a quick throw-in on the right was flicked on by Richard Gadze to Marcelinho. The Brazilian lost little time in smashing the ball but it only ended up hitting the side netting.advertisementGadze had a chance to score two minutes later but despite controlling a ball from Florent Malouda inside the box, he could not keep his attempt on target.Kerala’s best chance of the half came late in the game when Kervens Belfort sent a good cross from the left for Didier Kadio in the 42nd minute but his header after generating tremendous power missed the target narrowly.Delhi turned the match on its head in the second session and had Kerala goalkeeper Sandip Nandy to thank for an unlikely mistake. A back pass was given a poor first-touch by Nandy and Gadze won the ball back and then set it up for Kean Lewis to keep his cool and slam it past a host of defenders.Four minutes later, Marcelinho made it 2-0 after a fantastic ball from Florent Malouda saw the Brazilian head it perfectly beyond Nandy from an acute angle.The setbacks upset Kerala’s calculations prompting coach Steve Coppell to make three substitutions within a minute. Coppell introduced Antonio German, Pratik Chowdhary and Duckens Nazon but Delhi played the rest of the match without being troubled.last_img read more

John takes over as High Performance Director of Indian hockey

first_imgNew Delhi, Nov 29 (PTI) Former exercise physiologist of the senior national mens team David John of Australia was today officially appointed as the High Performance Director of Indian hockey. John, whose appointment was officially confirmed by Hockey India today, will take over the charge of High Performance Director from Roelant Oltmans, who has been relieved from the post after being named as the chief coach of the Indian mens hockey team till 2020 Tokyo Olympics. John has previously worked with the senior national mens team as an exercise physiologist and scientific advisor prior to 2012 London Olympics. In his previous role, John had implemented and introduced new strength and training programs for the Indian men hockey team, which is responsible behind the much-improved fitness of the national players. John has also worked in a similar role — as a High Performance Director — for two teams in the Hockey India League, most recently for Kalinga Lancers in the 2016 season where the team finished runners up. John has vast experience across various sporting disciplines, which includes hockey, rugby, Australian Rules Football and triathlons. Speaking about Johns appointment, Hockey India secretary general Mohd Mushtaque Ahmad said: “We welcome Davids (John) inclusion into a role that has over the years become one of great importance for Hockey India. A High Performance Directors role is one that is not just demanding in the present but also has to include a vision for the future. “We are confident with Davids extensive experience and background in sports science, out athletes will have the best planning and assistance ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games.” John himself said he was looking forward to his new demanding job. “The role comes with its own unique set of challenges. I am hopeful that my previous experience as well as presence of people who share a deep and long history with the game in the country will help me fulfil my role,” he said. “One of the crucial areas is the identification and nurturing of talent in the country and look to develop the team for the 2020 Games. I look forward to working towards that,” John added. PTI SSC SSCadvertisementlast_img read more

Mumbai crush Tamil Nadu, to take on Gujarat in Ranji Trophy final

first_imgRiding on debutant Prithvi Shaw’s brilliant century, defending champions Mumbai cruised into the final of the 2016-17 Ranji Trophy after defeating Tamil Nadu by six wickets in the semi-final here on Thursday.Mumbai, the 41 times champions, will now take on Gujarat in the final at Indore’s Holkar Stadium from January 10.The 17-year-old Shaw scored 120 off 175 deliveries in the second innings to join Sachin Tendulkar, Amol Muzumdar, Ajinkya Rahane, Jatin Paranjpe and Sameer Dighe, among others, as Mumbai batsmen to score centuries on first-class debut.Shaw shared three crucial partnerships with Praful Waghela, Shreyas Iyer and Suryakumar Yadav to take his team over the line.Chasing a target of 251 on the final day of the match, Mumbai openers Shaw and Praful Waghela (36) put up a 90-run stand before the latter was caught by Vijay Shankar off Baba Aparajith.Thereafter, Shaw teamed up with Shreyas Iyer (40) to put on a 91-run stand for the second wicket before forging a 57-run third wicket stand with Suryakumar Yadav (34).Shaw, who consumed 152 deliveries to get to his ton, laced with 13 hits to the fence and one over it, perished ten runs short of the finish line.Shaw mistimed a slog sweep off Aushik Srinivas and was well taken by a running T. Natarajan near the midwicket boundary.After that, Mumbai skipper Aditya Tare (4 not out) and Siddhesh Lad (1 not out) ensured there were no further hiccups as Mumbai looked on course for their 42nd Ranji title.For Tamil Nadu, Aushik Srinivas took two wickets while Baba Aparajith and Vijay Shankar picked up one wicket apiece.advertisementBrief Scores: Tamil Nadu 305, 356/6 declared lose to Mumbai 411, 251/4 (Prithvi Shaw 120, Shreyas Iyer 40, Aushik Srinivas 2/73) by six wickets.last_img read more

UKHAND-SNOW 2 LAST

first_img(Reopens DES-8)(Reopens DES-8)The skiing slopes of popular adventure sports destination Auli in Chamoli district were covered under sheets of snow.The Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam resort as well as most of the hotels were overflowing with tourists, GMVN sources said. With the MeT department predicting well in advance heavy snowfall in most places above 2000 metres, tourists had already arrived in places like Mussoorie and the neighbouring Dhanolti, Surkanda, Nagtibba and Suvakholi to spend the weekend. Hordes of tourists were seen frolicking about in snow in these popular spots. PTI ALM RCJlast_img

2nd India Art Festival: A mix bag of striking artworks

first_imgBy Rajan SharmaNew Delhi, Jan 22 (PTI) From nail art to mughal mirror painting, from the portrait of a cow to etching on stones, the second edition of the India Art Festival that began here yesterday, is a mix bag of eye-catching artworks by both veteran and emerging artists.Mumbai-based artist Wajid Khans unique iron nail art grabbed eye balls as the 35-year-old artist captures the finest of the human expressions in his portraits made by hammering nearly one lakh iron nails into a hard acrylic foam sheet.Khans works, that include portraits of Mother Mary with Jesus Christ and Mahatma Gandhi, are being represented by the Mumbai-based Masterpiece gallery.”We are only featuring works of Wajid Khan because it has been our vision to bring those artists in the forefront who have have mind boggling ideas and innovative art talent but do not have the means to exhibit their works on a global platform,” a representative from the gallery told PTI.Mirror paintings by Indore-based Sunita Fakriya gives takes viewers on a walk through the intricate corridors of the Mughal era.The artist has used mirror as a canvas to create paintings using a mix of natural colours and acrylics while giving a three-dimensional look to her artworks.”Mughal mirror art is reflective in the literal and metaphorical sense and has been a part of the Indian tradition. Most of the paintings here depict the passion, grace and beauty which is reminiscent of the Mughal grandeur,” says Fakriya.Painter and sculptor P Gana is showcasing sculptures of cows while using a perfect synthesis of technique, colours, perspective and emotions.advertisementCow is a recurrent subject in Ganas works, owing to his childhood memories associated with the animal.”I have a reverence for the cow, since it has been part of my childhood memories as I grew up in a small town in South India. It is the animals nature and cultural sanctity which induced a spark in me to paint it extensively. We have an adulation for cows since we decorate and worship it. Being auspicious, it also serves a part of several important festivities in India,” says the Singapore-based artist.When asked about his views on the ongoing debate over Jallikattu, extended his support and said that the bull-taming sport depicts the cultural sanctity and should be seen with goodwill.Reviving the early man age is city-based artist Noor, who has etched images of some of the extinct animal species on thinly sliced slabs of stones. (MORE) PTI RJS TRS TRSlast_img read more

SPORT HOCK LD AWARDS 2 LAST

first_imgArthur van Doren said that it was a huge honour to win Arthur van Doren said that it was a huge honour to win the award. He also credited his team for the success. Maddie Finch said that for a women goalkeeper to come out on the top is extra special. “I started when I was 13 years of age,” she said, revealing that there was no hockey in the family, but she picked up the sport which was introduced in the school. Asked about women hockey versus mens hockey, she replied, “I think there is still a distance between the two. I think in the UK there is bigger financial backing for the mens hockey as against the womens.” When asked on a lighter note that who had suggested her to dress in a saree for the awards ceremony today, she replied, “it was my mother and couple of girls in the FIH. I have really enjoyed wearing a saree, which I purchased from Chandigarh yesterday.” Naomi van As said it was a great honour to get the award. “I couldnt have played last year the way I played without the support of my teammates,” the Dutch woman said. Speaking about the event, FIH President Narinder Batra said: “Sincere congratulations to all of the award winners today. Im delighted that this stunning event has given them the global recognition that they deserve. Their performances and achievements in 2016 have inspired the next generation in their respective fields and they should all be very proud of their success.” FIH CEO Jason McCracken added: “What a fantastic celebration of what was a memorable year for our sport. The winners here today are role models to so many people, whether young players or goalkeepers to those thinking about moving into coaching or officiating. These annual awards are hugely important in respect of raising the profile of our stars and our sport and key to achieving the Hockey Revolutions aim of making hockey a global game that inspires the next generation.” PTI SUN ATK ATKadvertisementlast_img read more

4 ways to get people to trust your organization

first_imgReader Sonia emailed me today to note her local paper is doing a series of exposes on charity. (Fortunately, Sonia’s organization is not in this story – nor shoud it be!) But Sonia worried this type of coverage, by raising doubt about charity in general, could hurt giving to her organization.Here’s what I told her:You want to regularly assure all of your donors and prospects that you’d never be caught up in the shenanigans exhibited by the sorry crew in the paper. You do that by how you behave, not by what you claim:1. Show how you stretch your dollars in tough times. Show how you pinch every penny to ensure that the hard-earned gifts of your supporters go to your programs and not inefficiencies. Show you’re a careful and thoughtful steward of their contributions. 2. Be specific in your appeals. What is the need? What will donor dollars achieve? Be as tangible as possible. There is a reason people love Kiva.org and Donors Choose. 3. Show where the donation goes. When you thank donors, are you quick about it? Are you specific about where the money went? Do you provide them with regular progress reports on the results of their donations? 4. Whenever possible, have third parties attest to your effectiveness. Make sure as much of your messaging as possible is said by donors, trusted third-parties and beneficiaries rather than just you. In short, I’d focus on living up to this list rather than lamenting the newspaper story. You don’t need people to trust charities. You need them to trust you.last_img read more

Expand generosity through transparency and vulnerability

first_imgIn The Generosity Network, philanthropist Jeffrey Walker and fundraising expert Jennifer McCrea team up to show how a shift from transactional to transformational philanthropy can help your nonprofit accomplish even bigger goals. The book is a deeply inspirational instruction manual for forging connections that can move your mission forward. Beyond inspiration, this dream team of social good offers plenty of practical advice for fundraisers looking to build meaningful relationships with donors and partners. One of the most fascinating aspects of the book is the focus on understanding the emotional roots of relationship building and learning to create true partnerships with major donors and community leaders through trust. As you might expect, transparency is paramount.From The Generosity Network:“Today’s best nonprofits recognize this truth. They welcome two-way transparency, even when it’s difficult or stressful—and that includes being willing to entertain tough questions and challenges from well-intentioned supporters. Painful conversations, they’ve found, can be a path to discovery, learning, and growth.”To fully embrace the idea of transparency, Jeffrey and Jennifer say that nonprofits need to first understand the vulnerabilities of donors and partners, including:— the importance of personal or public recognition. Some donors want public recognition, others prefer to stay out of the spotlight.— the intensely personal reasons for giving. Each donor’s motivation for giving will be unique.— how much connection the donor wants with your organization. Some donors may consider their gift connection enough, while other donors crave ongoing involvement.— the experience your charity represents in the donor’s life. Has there been a life-changing experience that drives them to give to your cause?— any concerns the donor may have about giving, such as how the money will be spent or how much of a difference can be made.Of course, it’s still critically important for organizations to practice openness when forging partnerships and bringing on new donors. You can show your commitment to transparency by being open about these three factors:Your mistakes and missteps. Be as open about your failures as you are your successes. Show what you’ve learned and how you’re improving. Don’t try to hide mistakes—as we have seen all too often, this usually backfires.How your strategy has evolved. Changing course isn’t something to be ashamed of, it shows how your organization is growing and adapting along with changing circumstances.Your areas of uncertainty. Be upfront about what you don’t know or areas of weakness. This can help you identify strategic alliances, but also lets partners know you are a real organization, with imperfections like all others.The book is officially available today, and you can learn how to create your own Generosity Network in our free webinar on October 1 at 1pm EDT. Jeff and Jennifer will be our guests and will share their insights to help you build a network of partners that will create lasting results for your organization. Register now to reserve your spot.last_img read more

Chelsea to battle for Dortmund’s Pulisic

first_imgChristian Pulisic is one of Chelsea’s top transfer targets, but the Blues are trying to negotiate down the £70 million ($89m) price tag set by Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund, Goal understands.The Blues expect competition from other elite European clubs to sign the United States international, including Paris Saint-Germain, but Liverpool have backed out of the race for the 20-year-old, despite having had an £11m ($14m) offer rejected in 2016.Chelsea are keen to look to the future in their wide positions and are also aware that Eden Hazard’s future remains in doubt, after he admitted an interest in moving to Real Madrid , with his contract at Stamford Bridge set to expire at the same time as Pulisic’s at Dortmund. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Both Chelsea and Dortmund are trying to renew contracts for Hazard and Pulisic, with their current deals expiring in June 2020, but neither club are willing to allow their players to move in the January transfer window.Chelsea’s need to investigate the signing of a winger is added to by doubts over the future of wonderkid Callum Hudson-Odoi , while Willian and Pedro are both over 30.Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele and Lyon’s Nabil Fekir are other players who interest the Blues, who could attempt to sign more than one winger before the end of the 2019 summer transfer window.Pulisic has faced an increased battle for game time at Dortmund with English starlet Jadon Sancho’s emergence adding to competition, as Marco Reus, Jacob Bruun Larsen and Marius Wolf all fight for starts at the Westfalenstadion.The American, the youngest player to captain his country since the early 1990s, has already made over 100 appearances for Dortmund, scoring 15 goals and providing 24 assists.Dortmund have been in fine form this season, even with Pulisic struggling with injuries, and have yet to lose, winning nine and drawing three of their opening 12 games of the campaign.That leaves the club four points clear at the top of the table, while they are already nine ahead of crisis-hit Bayern Munich.*Additional information provided by Sabrina Belalmi and Neil Jones.last_img read more

‘LeBron the Cristiano of NBA, Kobe the Messi!’

first_imgNBA star Tomas Satoransky has labelled LeBron James as the “Cristiano Ronaldo of basketball” and compared Kobe Bryant to Lionel Messi.The Washington Wizards point guard – who is in England for the NBA London Game 2019 against the New York Knicks – also revealed that he prefers Messi to Ronaldo having previously played for Barcelona’s basketball team earlier in his career.“Am I Team Messi or Team Ronaldo? I’m Team Messi!,” Satoransky told Goal. Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! “If I had to name a ‘Messi of basketball’, it would be [former LA Lakers star] Kobe Bryant.“I would probably call LeBron James more like a Cristiano Ronaldo because of how physically dominant he is.“But I would say Messi is more like a Kobe Bryant.”Satoransky, 27, played for Barcelona’s basketball team from 2014 to 2016, prior to joining the Wizards, and he shared a humorous story from that period regarding the Barca football side.“We shared the same training centre with the football team but they were always quite hidden from us and from the media,” he explained.Tomas Satoransky, Washington Wizards“I remember the fans waiting for the Barcelona soccer players. We [the basketball players] would come along and the fans would be like: ‘We don’t want them!’ So they were waiting only for the soccer players.“But it was like a real family there at Barcelona. Neymar and Pique are huge basketball fans. Pique was at a couple of games, too.”Satoransky also commented on Wayne Rooney’s move to Washington DC to play for D.C. United.The Czech giant expressed his hope that the NBA London Game can have the same positive impact on basketball in the UK as Rooney has had on soccer in the U.S.“I always pay attention to footballers who come over from Europe and I followed the career of Wayne Rooney when he was in the Premier League, before he came to Washington,” he stated.“It’s great for MLS and American soccer fans that they get to watch players like Rooney. It’s become more and more fashionable for such stars since David Beckham played for the LA Galaxy.Wayne Rooney DC United MLS 2018“[To help basketball grow] is why we have had an NBA game in London for so many years in a row. They love basketball in the UK and their league is developing well.“The UK fans are great and when you see all the stars from the Premier League sitting courtside for the game, it’s clear it has a big impact. A lot of my friends from Europe are trying to come over to watch the game, too.”The game between the Washington Wizards and the New York Knicks will take place at The 02 in London on Thursday evening.last_img read more

FA probe Beardsley allegations

first_imgPeter Beardsley is being investigated by the Football Association (FA) following allegations made about him during his time at Newcastle United, the governing body has confirmed.The 58-year-old, who left his post as a coach at Newcastle last week, had been on a period of leave since January 2018 when the club announced they were launching an investigation into claims of racism and bullying.Beardsley’s solicitors released a statement at the time that said the former England international “categorically denies the allegations”. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Newcastle confirmed last Wednesday that Beardsley, who had two spells as a player with the Magpies, was no longer employed by the club.And on Tuesday, an FA spokesperson said: “We can confirm that the FA is investigating the allegations made against Peter Beardsley during his time at Newcastle United.”In a statement released via his legal representatives following his departure from Newcastle, Beardsley said: “The time is now right for me to seek a new challenge and I wish the players all the best and the supporters the success they deserve.”I have always honoured my contractual obligations of confidentiality to the club and maintained my silence, which has in itself been very difficult.”I am incredibly grateful for the tremendous support I have received and I look forward to the future.”Sixteen years ago Beardsley saw a Premier League inquiry over allegations of bullying during a previous period of employment with Newcastle dismissed.The former England striker made more than 250 league appearances for the club over two spells in the 1980s and 1990s. After retiring from playing in 1999, Beardsley returned to the club as reserve team manager following a brief one-game spell as England assistant to interim boss Howard Wilkinson. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

PSG president says nothing to hide over summer transfers

first_imgParis Saint-Germain carried out its record summer transfers in complete transparency and “has nothing to hide”, the French club’s president said on Wednesday.Europe’s governing soccer body, UEFA, earlier this month placed Paris Saint-Germain under investigation to see if their spending spree had broken financial fair-play rules.”We’re very confident in our position, in our recruitment,” club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi told reporters at a press conference to present Kylian Mbappe after his 180 million euro transfer from Monaco.”We paid everything in a transparent way. We have nothing to hide,” Al-Khelaifi added.last_img

Harshvardhan Kapoor to play Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra: How sports biopics have fared so far

first_imgFrom Saina Nehwal to Abhinav Bindra, sportspersons continue to inspire Bollywood filmmakers. Their triumph in the face of overwhelming odds is not only lapped up by the audiences, but is also a favourite with critics.The number of sports biopics currently in the pipeline proves that they are here to stay. While Harshvardhan Kapoor is gearing up to play Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra, Shraddha Kapoor will portray ace badminton player Saina Nehwal. There are also films on PV Sindhu, Murlikant Petkar, Deepa Malik  and several others in the making.Let us take a look at how earlier biopics on sportspersons have fared:1. DangalDangal is the story of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat (Aamir Khan) and his struggle to make his daughters, Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari (Zaira Wasim and Suhani Bhatnagar in the initial part of the film, and then, Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra), world champions in the “manly” sport of wrestling. From a strapping wrestler to a greying middle-aged father, Aamir’s portrayal of Mahavir earned him accolades. The Nitesh Tiwari-directed film went on to become the highest grossing Bollywood film ever, and is still going strong in Hong Kong. Dangal is inching closer and closer to the Rs 2000-crore mark worldwide.2. MS Dhoni: The Untold StoryCricket is a religion in our country, and if a film is being made about one of the successful captains that the Indian cricket team has ever seen, you can rest assured that it will be a smashing hit. That is exactly what happened when Sushant Singh Rajput brought alive the journey of Mahendra Singh Dhoni on celluloid. MS Dhoni: The Untold Story went on to become one of the highest grossing films of 2016, crossing the Rs 200-crore mark globally.advertisement3. AzharAzhar portrays the life of former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin, whose cricket career was tainted by a match-fixing scandal. Critics unanimously agreed that Emraan Hashmi brought a sincerity to the portrayal of the controversial player, and the film had a fantastic start at the box office, earning Rs 20.80 crore in the opening weekend alone.4. Mary KomMC Mary Kom established herself as a champion boxer by fighting against all odds, from her humble beginning in a Manipuri village to the lack of infrastructure. Just like Mary Kom herself, the Priyanka Chopra film was a winner, earning over Rs 50 crore at the box office.5. Bhaag Milkha BhaagBased on the life of “The Flying Sikh” Milkha Singh, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag struck gold at the box office and entered the coveted Rs 100-crore club. That the film was made tax-free in many states helped. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag received a huge thumbs up from critics, who thought Farhan Akhtar did full justice to the part.ALSO SEE: Dangal’s China run ends, Aamir Khan gets a moving tribute ALSO READ: Sports movies leave a strong impression in 2016 ALSO WATCH: India’s glorious sports journeylast_img read more

1st Test: Dimuth Karunaratne, Dinesh Chandimal help Sri Lanka recover vs Pakistan

first_imgSri Lanka recovered throughout the opening day of the first Test against Pakistan, reaching 227-4 at stumps on Thursday. (Scorecard)Dinesh Chandimal (60) and Niroshan Dickwella (42) were not out at stumps, playing out nearly 21 overs together.Sri Lanka’s decision to bat first appeared to backfire after being restricted to 61-3 by lunch. It advanced to 143-3 at tea.Opener Dimuth Karunaratne was run out on 93 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, the only wicket to fall in the final session. Chandimal was at fault. Karunaratne worked the ball wide of mid-on and ran for an easy single. But Chandimal was ball-watching and not looking at or listening to his teammate. He was seven runs from a seventh Test century, and third this year.Earlier, veteran legspinner Yasir Shah struck twice for Pakistan in the morning – Kusal Mendis was caught behind for 10 and Lahiru Thirimanne went leg before wicket for a duck. Shah finished on 2-59 off 34 oversKaushal Silva (12) was the other wicket to fall before lunch, bowled by Hasan Ali.last_img read more