Serena Williams on her first million-dollar check and the gender pay gap

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ She credits American tennis great Billie Jean King for making prize money equal in Grand Slam tournaments and wants to continue her path. “Venus and I definitely do a lot of work. At the Grand Slam, it’s definitely equal; at other tournaments it’s almost there, which is fine too, we’re getting there, but it’s a work in progress and we continue to fight the good fight.”At the Western & Southern Open in  2016, Williams received $495,000 while Roger Federer earned $731,000 for winning the same trophy.She explains, “If I were a man, it would be a different story. I feel like if I’ll be able to open the door for the next person, that means a lot for me too, and hopefully they’ll be able to do better than me.” Niña V. Guno/JBRELATED STORIES:Serena Williams cheered by netizens after answering John McEnroe’s backhanded complimentSerena Williams does a Demi Moore, 26 years later Image: INQUIRER.net Stock PhotoTop-ranked tennis player Serena Williams shared her views on money as one of the highest earning athletes in the world.She talked about making millions at a young age with sports business manager Maverick Carter on his video series “Kneading Dough”. The show is produced through Uninterrupted, LeBron James’ media company.ADVERTISEMENT National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Williams started playing pro when she was 13, and has been accepting professional-level sums since. But she says she’s never been too interested in money.“When I first turned pro, I had to go pick up my check. I never, never picked it up,” she relates. “So at the end of the year, the tournament directors would literally hand me the check because I would never go get it. I just played for the love of the sport.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsShe continues, “I’ve actually never played for money. I just thought you would go out there and hold a trophy. Not once did I think about a check.”When she received her first million dollars, she had no clue on what to do with it. “I never touched [the money] — just put it in the bank,” she shares, and admits she didn’t know how to properly deposit it. FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Like PH, other countries also sent their B teams in Jones Cup Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I remember I went through the drive-thru to deposit my check, and then they were like, ‘I think you need to come in for this.’”Her father who coached her and sister Venus allowed them to make their own financial decisions as teenagers. She credits her humble upbringing to never wanting for much.“I never ever, ever felt broke,” she tells Carter. “Looking back, I’m like, wow, we lived in a two-bedroom house with seven people… I don’t know how my parents were able to make me feel that way, but they did, and that was something really special. So I never felt when I came into money that I needed to go buy this [or that] because I never wanted it, so it was a great way [to grow up].”Even with 23 Grand Slam titles—not counting doubles titles with her sister—what matters to her is leveling the playing field between women and men in sports. She and Venus have been outspoken about the gender pay gap in tennis.“You sacrifice so much, just as much as the guy next to me that’s training everyday, but he gets to be paid more. How do you explain that? I could never really understand that.”ADVERTISEMENT El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant LATEST STORIES Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet View commentslast_img read more

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Facebook Tests Pinterest-Style Feature Called ‘Collections’

first_img Pinterest Marketing As you can see, I’m prompted to add it to one of my Collections. I can either add it to one of the few that are pre-populated for me, or create a new Collection. When I add my reason for collecting it and click “Save,” the item becomes visible on my Facebook Timeline, as you can see below. Topics: Watch out, Pinterest. Facebook may be dishing out a little bit of competition. In case you were a little bit off the grid because of the Columbus Day holiday, on Monday the social network began testing a new feature called ‘Collections,’ which allows marketers to add “Want” or “Collect” buttons to news feed posts about products. According to TechCrunch, these posts save and share products to a “Wishlist” on Facebook users’ profiles, and feature a “Buy” button that users can click on to make purchases offsite. Facebook is testing the feature with 7 retail partners — Pottery Barn, Wayfair, Victoria’s Secret, Michael Kors, Neiman Marcus, Smith Optics, and Fab.com.Sounds a little bit like Pinterest, now doesn’t it? While Facebook claims the new feature is unrelated to the popular pinning site, we can’t help but think that Facebook is trying to nab a piece of the Pinterest pie. In the very least, it’s a noteworthy little blow.How Collections WorkAccording to Facebook, Collections posts can be discovered in users’ news feeds, and “people will be able to engage with these collections and share things they are interested in with their friends.”While only the 7 participating retailers can create a Collections post, 100% of Facebook users are able to interact with the posts. But with Facebook testing out different versions of the new feature, users may notice 1 of the 3 following call-to-action copy variations for the button that gets overlaid on the participating retailers’ Collections posts, showing each variation to a third of Facebook users to optimize for engagement:”Want”: adds the product to a Timeline section of a user’s profile called “Wishlist””Collect”: adds the item to a Collection called “Products””Like”: a special version of the standard “Like” button that also adds the item to “Products”But here’s the catch: While Collections are free for business pages to use, they’re only visible to the page’s fans. In other words, if I visit Pottery Barn’s page and I’m not a fan, I won’t see any of Pottery Barn’s Collections posts. I have to “Like” the page in order to see these types of posts.I decided to test these out for myself. You’ll notice in the examples below, I’m part of the third of Facebook users who is seeing the second copy variation, “Collect.”Here’s what happens when, as a fan, I click “Collect” on one of the items in Pottery Barn’s collection: Originally published Oct 10, 2012 9:00:00 AM, updated October 20 2016center_img Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack I also have the option of changing my preferences for who can see the post. In the image above, it’s visible onto to me, but I can change this so that the post is visible to the public, friends, friends of friends, or members of specific people, lists, or networks I belong to. And if a user clicks on the “Antler Outdoor Pillow” link, they’re taken to the individual Pottery Barn post with the price, as seen below: Marketing TakeawayAny additional Facebook features meant to help marketers is obviously a win, and it’s easy to see how this one will be beneficial to retail and ecommerce marketers, even more so if Facebook decides to make promotion of Collections posts available in its advertising tool.That being said, the fact that Collections posts are only visible to Facebook fans also makes it critical for business pages using the feature to build up their fan base in order to get users to collect, share, and click through to their product pages.As for a possible Pinterest downfall? Who knows. From the marketer’s perspective, the new Facebook feature may offer a way to appeal to users who don’t have the desire to join a new social network like Pinterest but are still interested in curating their interests on a site they already frequent, like Facebook. Sounds like a marketing win to me!What do you think of Facebook’s new Collections? Will you experiment with it for your business page once Facebook rolls it out to all business pages?Image Credit: pj_vanflast_img read more

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Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar back for last 3 ODIs vs West Indies, Shami left out

first_imgJasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have been recalled for the last three ODIs against West Indies while Mohammed Shami has been left out. Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar, India’s first-choice pacers in limited-overs cricket, were rested for the first two matches in Guwahati and Vizag.India conceded totals in excess of 300 in both games – 322 in Guwahati and 321 in Vizag. Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar will add much needed teeth to the Indian attack after West Indies’ batsmen showed they were no pushovers even without their big guns.Shami conceded 81 runs off his 10 overs in the first match and went for 59 off his 10 in the second. Umesh Yadav has been expensive as well while Khaeel Ahmed was left out of the second match as Kuldeep Yadav returned. However, Khaleel has retained his place in the side.Shardul Thakur, who was replaced in the squad by Umesh for the first two ODIs following an injury, continued to miss out.There were no other changes to the squad.India and West Indies will face off in Pune in the third ODI on October 27 before travelling to Mumbai for the fourth ODI on October 29. The fifth and final ODI will be played in Thiruvananthapuram on November 1.India squad for 3rd, 4th and 5th ODIs: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (Vice-Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni (wicket-keeper), Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed, KL Rahullast_img read more

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Using Audience Data to Power Native Ads

first_img Originally published Apr 19, 2016 7:00:00 AM, updated February 01 2017 Native advertising is on the rise for publishers—and that’s a good thing. In recent years, media companies have been dealing with the perfect storm: industry-wide programmatic ad revenues are on the decline while ad blocking is on the rise. The bottom line for these trends is that consumers are extremely picky about their online experiences. Readers want and will always want great content, but they don’t ads to interrupt their browsing experiences.That’s where native enters the picture. Rather than interrupting natural browsing patterns, media leaders can instead, connect advertisers with readers through engaging content. The end result will be a browsing experience that feels natural rather than forced or salesy. And believe it or not, the value proposition that native advertising brings to the table is about to become even better.As native advertising strategies become more refined, so are publishers’ personalization and targeting capabilities. If you’re part of a marketing team at a media company, you’re likely collecting data around your audience’s browsing patterns and preferences. Why not reinvest this information into the native ad packages that you’re offering your advertisers?Stay ahead of the publishing industry curve by using the data that you’re already collecting. Here’s how you can use audience data to power your native ads:Define a More Granular AudienceIn today’s marketing context, 1:1 is the name of the game.Instead of helping your advertisers cast their nets wide, why not help them build a deeper, stronger rapport with a specific audience subset? For instance, you may be a consumer-facing publication with an equal distribution of male and female readers. A beauty company may come to your media company looking to provide education around makeup products.With this example campaign, you may think that the right approach is to target all women. But you may be ignoring the individuals who self-identify as women, even though their birth gender is male. You might also be casting your net too wide in targeting women who don’t wear makeup.Why not personalize your native ad campaign to audiences who have read make-up related content in the past, regardless of where they fall on the demographic spectrum?For more on audience segmentation, download our free ebook: Personalize or Perish >> Choose Topics that Resonate One of the biggest challenges that marketers face when designing a native ad campaign is ideation: choose the wrong topic, and your entire strategy will flop. Instead of relying on guesswork, use the data that you’re already collecting to better align your advertisers with their target audiences. Start by defining the group of readers who you’re aiming to reach, and then do some research around their browsing habits. What types of headlines do they find engaging? Which stories generate the most engagement? What types of content are they likely to share?Align these natural sharing patterns with your advertisers’ marketing goals. Use data to choose the right topic.Examine Likelihoods of a Conversion EventLet’s say that you’re working with an advertiser who is looking to drive sign-ups to a free trial from a sponsored article. Instead of casting your net wide and targeting everyone, why not serve your ad to audiences who’ve demonstrated signs of engagement in the past? Don’t target your native ads to audiences who never read sponsored articles. Instead, focus on the readers who: Have engaged with or shared sponsored content in the pastRegularly sign up for offers and freebiesShow the same patterns of engagement that your advertisers are looking to optimizeAre self-volunteering information about themselvesEnjoy engaging with your media company’s email listsUsing this data, you can connect your advertisers to audiences who are likely to convert rather than passerbyers who aren’t interested. With this level of precision, everyone wins: advertisers reach their highest value audiences, and readers only see relevant native ads.Get Precise Around ActionsIn addition to reaching your target audiences, you can optimize your reading experiences around the specific actions that you want your readers to take. For instance, you may notice that in one of your audience segments, group A is more likely to redeem an offer than group B but that group B is more likely to spend time engaging with and sharing sponsored content than group A.Why not use these user behavior nuances to create more advertiser value? Instead of creating one-size-fits-all native ad campaigns, use your on-site marketing data to provide different types of offerings for the following types of marketing goals:Top of funnel brand buildingLead generationEngagement You can also use your native ad units as data collection opportunities for your advertisers. Package the information you’re generating into follow-up or off-platform marketing audiences. Position your media brand as a company that supports the full marketing lifecycle in building a long-term relationship with readers.Keep Learning and IteratingThe advertising landscape moves quickly. Maximize the value of your campaigns by learning from and building upon the data that you’re gathering. Follow the progress of your campaigns, long after they’ve launched, so you understand the results that your native ads are delivering across the conversion funnel. Improve upon your efforts over time. Topics: Native Advertising Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more

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7 Tried-and-True Strategies SaaS Businesses Are Using to Grow

first_img SaaS Back in 2011, Marc Andreessen announced in a seminal WSJ essay that “software is eating the world.”Seven years later, his thesis was right — software as a service (SaaS) companies have and will continue to takeover or disrupt large parts of the economy.This change has been fueled by technology: It’s now easier and cheaper than ever to develop software, and with 4 billion people using the internet as of 2018, the potential customer base for SaaS companies is vast.This perfect storm of rapidly lowering barriers to entry, and access to more customers, has seen software take precedence over hardware.While technological advances have spurred software development, it’s the subscription model favored by many SaaS businesses that has transformed it into a thriving industry. SaaS companies typically charge a subscription for their product, which is delivered and stored within the cloud. The subscription business model means companies reach profitability over time and must continually provide value, otherwise their clients will become at risk of churning.View our free guide to growing your SaaS company.Clients often prefer being able to make smaller, monthly payments, while investors like businesses that generate predictable recurring revenue, which makes it easier to forecast and understand the business’ health.And when it comes to business health, growth is critical to success. That’s why we’ve put together a roundup of strategies SaaS businesses can use to ramp up their lead generation efforts. Need inspiration for your own strategy? Check out the ideas below.SaaS Marketing Strategies1. Content MarketingBusinesses around the globe are using content marketing to build their brand, attract visitors to their website, and generate leads. A key advantage of content marketing is that it has a compounding power of return — just like a smart investment, it increases in value over time.Importantly, content continues to drive leads, whereas other forms of marketing, like pay-per-click (PPC) advertising, will only do so for as long as you continue spending. It’s for this reason we think of content as an asset that businesses own, whereas online advertising is rented. This distinction is important for SaaS marketers to consider.Looking for content marketing inspiration? Here are three SaaS businesses that use content to generate leads:DropboxThe file sharing and storage service has many types of potential customers and attracts them with targeted content at the Dropbox, Dropbox Business, Dropbox Tech, and Dropbox Developer blogs. They also host a number of webinars to communicate their credentials to prospective clients.IntercomIntercom’s content marketing strategy focuses on product management, design, startups, and marketing. The customer communication platform is fast becoming known for the quality of the Inside Intercom blog, podcast, and books, all of which help build their brand and drive qualified leads.MozMoz has developed a reputation for its thought leadership content. They publish a blog post each day, as well as create authoritative guides, and of course, release their Whiteboard Friday videos — all of which generate leads.While content should be a key part of your strategy it’s important not to overlook content distribution. In short, it’s no use investing in content creation if you neglect distribution. Want to learn more? Check out this post by HubSpot’s VP of Marketing, Kieran Flanagan, on why you should spend 50% of your time on distribution.2. Product TrialsThe product trial is fast becoming an important source of lead generation for the SaaS industry. Nothing beats “test driving” a product and your business should consider making a trial available via your website if you don’t already.Trials are a particularly effective lead generation tool if you’re selling to a tech-savvy audience that want to experience the product, rather than speak with a sales rep. Product trials are typically self-serve, so you can continue to generate leads with little ongoing marketing investment.However, it’s important to mention a few guardrails. You need to ensure people have a positive experience when trialing your product, so you should consider providing some onboarding or support, depending on the complexity of your product and your unit economics. This could be either through one-to-one calls, group webinars, automated emails, or a combination of all three.The value of product trials is that they are a strong indicator of buyer intent. A prospect is investing their time getting to get to know your product. At HubSpot, we know that people running a trial have a higher propensity to buy — we call these folks product qualified leads (PQLs) and we track them very carefully.The key is to strike a balance between demonstrating value without overwhelming the prospect and doing it in a light-touch and cost effective way. This requires some trial (pun intended) and error, but with ongoing optimization, product trials can become a stream of highly qualified leads.3. Search Engine Optimization (SEO)SEO works hand in glove with content marketing by making your content discoverable on search engines like Google, Bing, Yandex, and Baidu. You should think of SEO in two separate yet complementary categories: on-page SEO and off-page SEO.On-Page SEOThe good news about on-page SEO is that it’s entirely within your control. You need to create content that people want to read, link to, and share, but there are also other factors to consider.These include keyword strategy, internal linking, use of titles and descriptions, as well as page load time and UI. For a detailed look at what makes a well optimized website, check out this on-page SEO guide.Off-Page SEOPeople frequently think off-page SEO refers solely to link building, but there’s more to it than that. While links are important, it’s the quality of those links that matters. High-quality links from trusted and authoritative sites trumps quantity every time. Social media is also important, as shares and links from influential social accounts are another quality indicator.The best way to gain links and shares is by creating a distribution strategy. HubSpot’s Director of Acquisition, Matthew Barby, gave a talk at SearchLeeds called ‘There’s more to life than “great content”‘ which explores this in more detail.4. Referral MarketingThere’s a growing body of research that shows referrals are one of the most effective types of leads. Although referrals are typically low cost and close relatively quickly, there’s a referrals mismatch among sales and marketing, with 56% of sales reps calling referrals “very important” yet only one-third of businesses having a program in place.There’s a lot of debate on whether or not companies should incentivize referrals. One school of thought is that you won’t generate many referrals without an incentive, while the opposing view is that if you incentivize too heavily, you may get low value quality referrals. The best advice is to test which works for your SaaS business and then optimize for that.Before focusing on optimization, the most important part is launching your referral program. There’s software available which can power your referral program from start to finish, but at minimum we suggest you create a landing page on your website where people can make referrals.To ensure you get quality referrals, explain what makes a good referral. This could the person’s job title, industry, or size of the company they would for. You should also clearly say if, how, and when people will get incentivized.Marketing teams can make it easy for sales, customer success, and support teams to ask for referrals by drafting templates they can use. The most important part here is making it easy for sales reps to make the ask, and empowering them to do so.5. Google AdWordsWhile inbound marketing can greatly reduce your AdWords spend, millions of people still click on search engine ads each day. If you don’t want to miss out on a portion of potential leads you should still continue to invest in PPC, especially with ads becoming more prominent in Google search results.PPC remains popular for several reasons. It delivers targeted traffic to your website and is highly scalable, meaning you can increase or reduce spend based on the needs of the business on any given day. It also has a lot of inherent predictability — both in terms of cost and results — which appeals to CFOs or those that have traditionally controlled marketing budget.The best advice is to run a series of tests and see what activity generates the best ROI for your business. There’s a great variation in competition between industries, but the fact remains you can generate significant levels of traffic and leads from PPC if you’re willing to pay for it.HubSpot has launched the Ads Add-On so our customers can run inbound and paid campaigns from within the software.6. Co-marketingMany SaaS businesses decide to collaborate by running a co-marketing campaign with other companies that either complement their product offering, or share a similar point of view or approach to business.There’s no hard and fast rule about co-marketing, but typically the companies involved create a piece of content, such as an ebook, host a webinar, or publish some research. The leads generated and the costs incurred are also shared by the companies participating.Both companies have the opportunity to leverage each other’s following, and potentially reach a different audience. If both teams are aligned, co-marketing can be very effective. However, it’s important to ensure both teams are in agreement and understand expectations from the start.By joining forces with other prominent companies, you can create a highly desirable piece of content and generate leads. Co-marketing, when executed effectively, is a cost-effective approach to generate leads, increase the reach of your brand, and demonstrate thought leadership. HubSpot frequently partners with other companies in co-marketing campaigns, such as this example of HubSpot and LinkedIn:7. RetargetingRegardless of whether your key conversion metric is an ebook download, online purchase, or free trial, the fact remains that most website visitors never take the action you want them to. Using retargeting (also known as remarketing) you can dramatically increase conversions by re-engaging people that left your website.Retargeting tracks your website visitors and then displays online adverts as they visit other sites around the web. Many ecommerce sites lead the way with retargeting by offering contextual offers to lure back website visitors. Just think of the time you were looking at an item of clothing online, left the website, and then saw adverts (often with a discount) promoting that pair of jeans on your favorite websites or social media. That’s retargeting in action.Regardless of the industry, you can (and should) use retargeting to turn hard earned website visitors into customers. And most retargeting software now enables marketers to target people beyond website visits. For example, you can launch a campaign based on events — such as opening an email or attending a webinar — while some tools let marketers target people with similar characteristics that haven’t visited your website yet.Retargeting is a valuable tool for marketers as it gives your brand another chance to establish trust, credibility, and familiarity with website visitors. (HubSpot customers: You can leverage retargeting within the HubSpot Marketing Platform by using the AdRoll integration.)These are tried and tested SaaS marketing strategies to help software companies grow, but as always, we recommend you test, analyze, and optimize them to see what drives the best results for your business. Originally published Jun 7, 2018 8:26:00 PM, updated June 08 2018 Topics: Don’t forget to share this post!last_img read more

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Recent Grad? Here’s How to Tackle Your First Month of Job Searching

first_img Don’t forget to share this post! Making the transition from academia to professional life is a milestone that our four-year undergraduate degrees often don’t prepare us for! If you’re getting ready to make the jump from backpack to briefcase, here is a week-by-week plan to help prepare you for your first month of job searching.Download free resume templates to create a killer resume.Week 1: Self-ReflectionBefore diving into your job search and applications, it’s time to start reflecting about what you want your first career move to be. Until this point, it’s likely that your choices and variability have been limited, as academic curriculums can be restricted to your core courses and electives. This is a unique time to explore your life, network, and take the time to learn about yourself and your interests.To do this, ask yourself the following questions:In the last few years, what courses, projects, internships, or part-time jobs have “sparked joy”?In the last few years, which of those same elements have I strongly disliked?If time, money, and resources were not a barrier, what would I want to pursue?What professionals, professors, or classmates inspire me? If I could emulate anything about them, what would it be?Once you have those elements figured out, you can research which jobs exist that would create alignment between your work and your areas of interest. Start by listing out 10 jobs that might include key ingredients that excite you.Building your career roadmap and vision early on will provide a guiding light as you transition from school to work.Week 2: Informational InterviewsOnce you’ve started exploring and have that list of 10 jobs, seeking out informational interviews will help you develop a better picture of what your desired profession could look like in real time.If you want to reach beyond your network of professors, friends, family and classmates for informational interviews (which you should!), head to LinkedIn and get networking!Speaking to people about their careers, and learning about how they got from A to Z will help you build your own roadmap, and expand your professional network. It will also give you a realistic idea of how to emulate certain careers or accomplishments.If you find yourself getting excited about someone’s job or achievement, it might be because their values and interests align with those of your own. Listen to that inner voice when it’s excited as you start searching for your first job.While going through this process, you should keep track of all the conversations you have. Mark down who you’ve spoken to, what the interaction was, and what the outcome was. This helps build meaningful relationships early on, fine tune your messaging, and serves as a  journal for self-reflection.You might find that many people are too busy to take your calls. This is to be expected, so challenge yourself to reach out to at least two to three new people a day, and make sure to follow up.  Week 3: Look Towards Your Own NetworkNow that you’ve explored yourself, spoken to some professionals, and have some guidance about where you want to go, start going through your internal network.Open up a new spreadsheet and build out a company list of 20 places you would want to work. Once you have that list, start talking to your friends, families, colleagues, alumni, professors, and anyone you’ve spoken to in step one and two, to see if you know anyone working in any of those organizations. See if any of your contacts, or any of your contact’s contacts know anyone that can put you in touch with the right people.Get your name out there and tell your network you’re looking for a job! If people don’t know you’re looking, and don’t know what you’re looking for, they won’t know to refer you. Everyone has been where you’re starting out, and most people will be willing to help you land that first gig.Week 4: Head to the Job BoardsOnce you’ve moved through your network, it’s time to hit the Glassdoor’s job search.Rather than sitting home hitting refresh on the job boards every five minutes, give yourself a schedule, and a routine that will help you build good habits and avoid any toxic behaviors. For example, you can say, “After 2:00 pm, I’m not applying for jobs anymore and instead I am going to spend the afternoon improving my French speaking skills”. Also, you should set up a Job Alert for the term or terms that may be contained in your ideal job. For example, if you’re on the hunt for a writing job, set up job alerts for the words “writer,” “editor,” “content,” “content creator.”At this stage of your career, the focus should be to find a job that will give you skills, and experience to help you build your foundations. While you shouldn’t be too picky early on (ex: rejecting a good job because it’s not your dream job), you should try and only apply for jobs that you feel will help move you in the right direction professionally.Give yourself benchmarks, and reward yourself along the way. For example, you might say, “if I get 5 really good applications done in the next 2 days, I’ll take myself for a pedicure”. Celebrate yourself!While academia provides a linear framework for you to work within, you’ll have to get used to the ambiguity and uncertainty that exists when job searching and building your career. Finding the right job will not happen overnight, so keep calm, and remember your career will be a journey, and not a final destination!This article was originally published on Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites. Glassdoor combines all the jobs with valuable data to make it easy for people to find a job that fits their life, while also helping employers hire quality talent at scale. Are you hiring? Post jobs for free with a 7-day trial. Originally published Jul 30, 2019 8:00:00 AM, updated July 30 2019 Job Search Topics:last_img read more

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Ballon d’Or 2019: Ronaldo, Messi and Van Dijk on longlist

first_imgDutch center-back Virgil van Dijk is one of seven Liverpool players on the 30-man shortlist for this year’s Ballon d’Or, with the Champions League winners dominating the nominations for France Football magazine’s prestigious award.Van Dijk’s club teammates Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Georginio Wijnaldum and Alisson are also on the list, along with Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling, Riyad Mahrez, Kevin de Bruyne, Bernardo Silva and Sergio Aguero.Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, who have won the award 10 times between them, are included, but Messi’s former teammate Neymar, who now plays for Paris St Germain, missed out.Tottenham Hotspur striker Son Heung-min and goalkeeper Hugo Lloris made the cut, but there was no room for their team mate Harry Kane, while Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba was another high-profile omission.30-MAN SHORTLISTLiverpool – Virgil van Dijk; Roberto Firmino; Alisson; Georginio Wijnaldum; Trent Alexander-Arnold; Sadio Mane; Mohammed SalahManchester City – Bernardo Silva; Riyad Mahrez; Kevin de Bruyne; Raheem Sterling; Sergio AgueroTottenham Hotspur – Son Heung-min; Hugo LlorisBarcelona – Lionel Messi; Antoine Griezmann; Frenkie de Jong; Marc-Andre ter StegenReal Madrid – Eden Hazard; Karim BenzemaJuventus – Cristiano Ronaldo; Matthijs de LigtBayern Munich – Robert LewandowskiAjax Amsterdam – Dusan Tadic; Donny van de BeekParis St Germain – Kylian Mbappe; MarquinhosArsenal – Pierre-Emerick AubameyangNapoli – Kalidou KoulibalyAtletico Madrid – Joao Felixlast_img read more

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No dew and SG pink balls: Sourav Ganguly reveals plans for Eden day-night Test

first_imgBCCI President Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday said the historic decision to organise India’s first-ever Day-Night Test is based on “common sense” as it is the only way to revive falling crowd interest in the traditional format.India’s maiden Day-Night Test against Bangladesh, the second game of a two-match series, will be held at the Eden Gardens here from November 22-26 and will be a first for the visiting side as well.Ganguly said he is happy that India skipper Virat Kohli as well as the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) have agreed on a historic first at such a short notice.”It’s just my job, that’s what I’m here for… Because I’ve played this game for so long. It’s great. I think common sense is important. And I think it’s a great move for Test cricket and hopefully it will bring crowds back to the ground,” Ganguly told PTI in an exclusive interview just after the landmark development.It’s been less than a week in office as BCCI chief and Ganguly had created something that will be his legacy even if his term ends in the next 10 months.”Test cricket needs this push. Me and secretary Jay (Shah) and our new team were pretty hell bent on it. Thanks to Virat (Kohli) also, he agreed straightaway. And even more to Bangladesh Cricket Board that they agreed at such a short notice. It’s a good way forward,” Ganguly said.It wasn’t an easy job but Ganguly managed to convince BCB mandarins after a lot of back channel talks.advertisement”Things change like this. I think it’s a great start for Test cricket in the subcontinent. Our intentions have been good. It’s going to be no problem at all. Everything will be fine don’t worry,” the former captain said in an assured tone.In the Duleep Trophy games that were held in the preceding years (2016, 2017 and 2018), when Ganguly was the technical committee chairman, dew was one issue that became problematic for the spinners.”We will make sure there’s no dew. After all day/night one-dayers are played here. There’s this dew treatment spray and all. Nothing will happen,” Ganguly said.Ganguly also informed that BCCI will persist with ‘SG Test’ pink balls instead of Dukes or Kookaburra.”Hopefully SG…Because the first match will be with SG so the second Test will also have to be with SG.”Asked why Kookaburra balls can’t be used, Ganguly said that two different balls (different companies) can’t be used in the same series.”No, it can’t be because the series has to be played with same ball. It can’t be two different balls in the same series.”With no Shakib Al Hasan, banned for two years (one year suspended sentence) for breaching ICC Anti-Corruption code, Bangladesh might find it problematic to deal with pink ball under lights.”I don’t think it’s going to be a problem. They have such quality players they would adjust easily,” Ganguly sounded confident that the match wont lose its competitive flavour without Shakib.Was there a feeling of deja vu when Bangladesh agreed just like CAB hosted the Indo-Pak game in World T20 after being shifted from Dharmasala at short notice in 2016, he replied: “This was scheduled. We just made it a day/night unlike that game.”Now that the match will be a day-night one, Ganguly said he would now get on with the arrangement part.”We have not decided anything yet because we were not confirmed whether it’s going to be a day/night or day. Once this is confirmed we will take it from there,” he concluded.Also Read | India to host 1st ever day-night Test in Kolkata after Bangladesh agree to BCCI proposalAlso see:last_img read more

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France clinches Fed Cup with epic 3-2 win over Australia

first_imgKristina Mladenovic inspired France to a drought-breaking Fed Cup triumph after a nail-biting 3-2 win in the final against Australia on Sunday.Mladenovic combined with Caroline Garcia to beat Ashleigh Barty and Samantha Stosur 6-4, 6-3 in the decisive doubles match at Perth Arena. She produced a herculean effort on the outdoor hard court after earlier Sunday upsetting the top-ranked Barty in a three-set thriller to move France into a 2-1 lead.French Open winner Barty’s remarkable season ended in heartbreak just one week after her historic US $4.42 million triumph at the WTA Finals in Shenzhen.Former French Open doubles winners Mladenovic and Garcia broke three times to power France to their third Fed Cup title and first since 2003.It was redemption for Mladenovic and Garcia who lost the decisive doubles match against the Czech Republic in the 2016 final.”It’s a lot of emotion to share this with (Garcia) after we failed on the last step three years ago,” Mladenovic said. “We just wanted to take this little revenge for ourselves.”Earlier, No. 51-ranked Ajla Tomljanovic rebounded from a dispiriting performance in her Australian Fed Cup debut on Saturday against Mladenovic to record a 6-4, 7-5 victory over Pauline Parmentier in one hour and 33 minutes.”I’m really glad I got a second chance and that I got a win,” Tomljanovic said.France captain Julien Benneteau chose veteran Parmentier over former No. 4-ranked Garcia, who failed to win a game against Barty on Saturday, to try and clinch the tie for the visitors.advertisementThe Australian struggled to consistently land her first serve but world No.122 Parmentier could not make her pay and it was an increasingly confident Tomljanovic who grabbed the decisive break in the 10th game to take the first set.The 26-year-old held her nerve in the second set and gained the decisive break in the 12th game to ensure Australia’s bid to end a 45-year drought remained momentarily alive.In Sunday’s opening singles, Mladenovic stunned Barty with a nerve-wrenching 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (1) victory.The No. 40-ranked Mladenovic started slowly before taking advantage of an error-strewn Barty, whose 15-match Fed Cup winning streak was ended in a see-sawing match lasting two hours and 31 minutes.Mladenovic failed to close out the match on serve in the 10th game of the deciding set before dominating Barty in the tiebreak to produce arguably the best victory of her career.”It’s absolutely epic. This one is special because it’s playing in the final for the country in front of an amazing, packed crowd,” said an emotional Mladenovic after the match.Barty started where she left off against Garcia, firing back-to-back aces to take the first game then broke Mladenovic’s serve on her way to claiming the first set in 33 minutes.But the French No.1 fought her way back into the contest and took advantage of a series of unforced errors by Barty to force a deciding set.”She was the aggressor, took a few more chances and got the reward out there,” Barty said.In April, a revamped Fed Cup will comprise 12 teams playing over six days for an $18 million prize on clay courts in Budapest, Hungary.Also Read | Fed Cup final: Kristina Mladenovic breezes past Ashleigh Barty to give France 2-1 leadAlso see:last_img read more

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Conte: Clowns? Mou’s talking about himself

first_imgAntonio Conte Conte: Clowns? Mourinho was probably talking about himself Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 22:15 1/5/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(19) Mourinho clown Getty composite Antonio Conte José Mourinho Chelsea Manchester United Premier League The Red Devils boss suggested that a number of his fellow coaches act “crazy” on the touchline, but he has been reminded that he has his own history Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has reminded Manchester United rival Jose Mourinho that he too has a tendency to act like a “clown on the touchline”.The Red Devils boss recently accused a number of his fellow Premier League coaches of behaving “like a crazy guy” in the heat of battle.It was suggested that the Portuguese’s comments were aimed in the direction of Conte and Jurgen Klopp – with the Chelsea and Liverpool duo famed for their animated approach. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Mourinho, though, has a colourful history of his own when it comes to technical area theatrics, and he has been urged to look at himself before passing judgement on others.Conte told reporters at a pre-match press conference on Friday when quizzed on the accusations levelled at him from Old Trafford: “I think maybe he [Mourinho] was talking about himself in the past.“Sometimes people can forget what they did in the past.”Antonio Conte Jose Mourinho clownsSome 24 hours before Conte took the stage at Cobham, Mourinho had responded to questions regarding an apparent lack of passion with a sly dig at his rivals .He said: “Because I don’t behave as a clown on the touchline, it means that I’ve lost my passion?“I prefer to behave the way I’m doing it. Much more mature, better for my team, better for myself.“I don’t think you have to behave like a crazy guy on the touchline to have that passion.“That passion you see it every day, the way a person is dedicated to his work, not what you do in front of the cameras.”The antics of Conte and Mourinho can be expected to fall under the microscope once again this weekend when they lead their respective sides into FA Cup third round action against Championship opposition.United are set to play host to Derby County on Friday, while Chelsea head to Norwich City on Saturday.last_img read more

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El Tri ramping up pursuit of USA prospect Gonzalez

first_imgUnited States El Tri ramping up pursuit of USMNT prospect Jonathan Gonzalez — and he’s listening Ives Galarcep @soccerbyives Last updated 1 year ago 23:21 1/8/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) Jonathan Gonzalez Christian Tabo Monterrey Atlas JULIO CESAR AGUILAR United States Mexico While U.S. Soccer has not confirmed a report from Mexico saying the midfielder has switched allegiances, he is now weighing his national team options Jonathan Gonzalez was once fully committed to representing the United States on the international level, and while he may not have changed his mind, he is clearly considering his other option.Gonzalez has been in contact with officials from the Mexican Football Federation, and has spoken to coach Juan Carlos Osorio about playing for El Tri, a source with knowledge of the discussions confirmed to Goal last Thursday.A report from Univision Deportes on Monday claims Gonzalez has decided to represent El Tri, and will file the one-time change of association with FIFA, which would permanently tie him to Mexico as an international. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player However, as of last week, Gonzalez had not yet contacted U.S. Soccer to notify them of the switch — something that is required for him to complete the change in his international eligibility. Neither U.S. Soccer nor the Mexican federation have confirmed or denied at the report.Last week, reports surfaced that El Tri are considering calling up Gonzalez for the upcoming friendly against Bosnia & Herzegovina on Jan. 31 in San Antonio, Texas. ESPN Mexico reported Thursday that it is a good possibility Gonzalez will be called up for that friendly, but only if he files his one-time switch. Gonzalez was born in Northern California and has represented the U.S. in official competitions with the Under-17 and U-20 national teams. He is eligible to play for Mexico as long as he had Mexican citizenship prior to playing in an official U-17 competition with the U.S.If so, he must then file for a change of association. The process to have such a switch approved can take from weeks to months, and a source at U.S. Soccer confirmed to Goal that Gonzalez has yet to inform the federation of a decision to switch, which is a requirement in the process.The reality is there is no rush for Gonzalez to file a switch just to play in a January friendly. He would remain eligible for the U.S. and Mexico until he represented the U.S. national team in an official competition, and with the U.S. set to miss the World Cup, the next opportunity to cap-tie him won’t come until the CONCACAF League of Nations kicks off next fall.In theory, Gonzalez could be motivated by an opportunity to play in the 2018 World Cup with Mexico, but he would be considered a long shot to make that squad, especially playing in a midfield where El Tri have a multitude of options.The Mexican federation could be pushing hard to force him into a decision if it is believed he is unhappy with the U.S., which is a prevailing notion after Gonzalez revealed in a recent interview with Soccer America that nobody at U.S. Soccer contacted him about November’s friendly against Portugal.”I wasn’t called in, in November,” Gonzalez told Soccer America . “Personally, nobody came and talked to me and let me know about that friendly. I just wasn’t called in.”Goal reported in December that Gonzalez wasn’t happy about not being called in for the Portugal friendly. Gonzalez’s decision to publicly reveal that nobody at U.S. Soccer even called him to discuss where he stood — even though he was in the midst of an outstanding season in Liga MX — could be taken as a sign he is unhappy with the federation, as could his willingness to discuss a potential switch with Mexican officials.Gonzalez would need to have a change of association approved by FIFA to play in any match for Mexico, but El Tri could choose to have Gonzalez in camp for the Bosnia friendly as a participant or guest. U.S. Soccer invited Gonzalez to take part in its January training camp, but that request was denied by Monterrey, sources confirmed to Goal .last_img read more

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Meet a Recruit: Owen Condon Talks Oklahoma State Interest, Recent Offer

first_imgOklahoma State did not sign a high school offensive lineman in its 2017 recruiting class, which makes that position a top priority in the 2018 class. Mike Gundy brought back Josh Henson to coach the offensive line, and he’s already secured one commitment from in-state offensive tackle Hunter Anthony. Henson isn’t done fishing locally, either. The first-year line coach also extended an offer to Bishop McGuiness (OKC) offensive lineman last week. A prospect with a dozen Division I offers, Condon is widely considered one of the best talents in the state.“[Oklahoma State] is going to be one of the top [schools] until I end up committing to a school,” Condon told Pistols Firing after his offer. “It’s close, it’s a great program, and Coach Henson is awesome. I just haven’t taken enough visits yet to know for sure where I want to be [for the next four years]. I only want to commit once so I want to make sure I’m making the right decision. That’s why I’m not jumping to commit anywhere just yet.”That’s music to OSU fans ears. Former offensive line coach Greg Adkins had a knack for reeling in top local talent, but late-cycle decommitments and an inability to fend off suitors might ultimately have been what sent him packing. Head coach Mike Gundy clearly identified Henson as an elite recruiter, and Condon’s interest in OSU is largely based on his connection with him.“Coach Henson said he thinks I’m the whole package,” said Condon. “I’m intelligent, I have great length, I can move my feet very well, and I’m a great kid.”No decision yet for Condon, who picked up the offer from Henson late in the week. Among the contenders in his recruitment (who have already extended scholarship offers) include Arkansas, Iowa State, Kansas, Vanderbilt, SMU and Texas Tech. So even with the close tie with Henson, who helped recruit Condon last year while he was an assistant, he’s going to take his time.Condon is soon to be a senior and as such, he’s allotted five official visits to the schools of his liking — visits paid for by the school. So while Condon has made a trip or two to Stillwater on an unofficial basis, my suspicion is that he will see what schools have to offer, enjoy the process, and narrow his list of ever-growing suitors sometime in the fall. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

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Where OSU Football Decommitments Are Now (Part 2)

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Part 1 of our series covering where OSU football decommitments have landed through the years included the likes of three 4-star receivers flipping elsewhere and enjoying successful careers, but part 2—the final part, for now—might be even more difficult to thumb through as the wounds are still fairly fresh.Here’s where football recruits who decommitted from OSU from 2015 to 2018 landed and how their young careers have fared.2015Ronald Jones, 4-star running back: After hanging on to the commitment of McKinney North standout Ronald Jones throughout the football season, the four-star standout had second thoughts late in the process after USC and Notre Dame came calling. He backed away from OSU in December before signing day and committed to USC at the Under Armour All-American game the same day OSU rolled over Washington in the Cactus Bowl in 2015. Jones has 2,069 rushing yards through two seasons and is slated to start for the Trojans in 2017.AdChoices广告Kenneth Edison-McGruder, 3-star safety: McGruder committed to OSU in the summer before signing day but decommitted following an offer and visit from Nebraska. A month later, McGruder made an official visit to OSU and re-committed to the Cowboys, where he’s been in the fold since. McGruder has played spot duty at safety but has switched to linebacker, and shows good promise as a contributor in 2017.Jaylon Lane, 3-star cornerback: Lane was a four-star recruit at the time he was committed to OSU and appeared next in line to replace Justin Gilbert, but he decommitted from OSU after the school pulled his scholarship following an incident at school in which he threw a calculator and overturned tables during class in a temper tantrum. Lane went the JUCO route, instead, and is set to make his Division I debut next season with Texas Tech.Joshua Jones, 3-star offensive tackle: Houston offensive lineman Joshua Jones pulled a fast one on signing day by flipping from Gundy to Tom Herman in Houston after a six-month long commitment to the Pokes. Herman sold him on staying home and leading the H-Town movement, and has been a steady contributor for the Cougars, starting in all 13 games last season.2016Tyrell Alexander, 3-star receiver: Like the aforementioned Edison-McGruder, Alexander had a difficult time deciding on his destination. He originally committed during the spring game in 2015, backed away from OSU in the summer, then re-committed in November of the same year. He stayed loyal despite a late offer from Oregon. Alexander redshirted last season and has a high upside as a speedy receiver after transitioning from high school quarterback at Lancaster.Tyrell Alexander could take on an expanded role in 2017. [PFB]Nick Starkel, 3-star quarterback: Like Alexander, Starkel committed early in the process but had a lackluster senior season that had OSU cooling on the now Texas A&M Aggie. Starkel decommitted after preferred walk-on quarterback Nyc Burns joined the fold, in part, I believe, because Burns’ elite high school production scared him off. Starkel hasn’t been a factor in Aggieville but could compete for playing time next season.Jonathan Marshall, 3-star defensive end: Of all the decommitments, Marshall’s was the most damaging. The three-star defensive end was locked in with OSU but a late official visit to Arkansas changed his mind. He later decommitted on Twitter by saying that Fayetteville is “where it’s at.” He’s been a bit player in Arkansas thus far.Ryan McCollum, 3-star offensive lineman: McCollum was the first in a long line of offensive linemen who later committed to Texas A&M under coach Greg Adkins. He redshirted last season.2017Levi Draper, 4-star linebacker: Draper decommitted from OSU shortly after a Bedlam bludgeoning and committed to the Sooners, but his original commitment led some to believe he committed to the Pokes in spite because of OU’s lack of early interest in him.Levi Draper went from a Cowboy to a Sooner.Adrian Wolford, 3-star offensive lineman: Wolford decommitted from OSU and signed with Texas A&M.Derek Kerstetter, 3-star offensive lineman: Kerstetter decommitted from OSU and later committed and signed with Texas after late interest from the Longhorns.Dan Moore, 3-star offensive lineman: Moore decommitted from OSU in December, and committed to Texas A&M after the Aggies pulled the trigger with a late offer.Nelson Mbanasor, 3-star defensive end: Mbanasor backed away from his OSU pledge to join Texas Tech.Tyon Merchant, 3-star cornerback: OSU cooled on Merchant in recruiting and he later ended up signing with Sam Houston State.Spencer Misko, 3-star tight end: Like Merchant, OSU cooled on Misko late in the process and shifted their attention elsewhere. Kansas State signed him in February as a defensive end.Ty Thomas, 3-star safety: The son of former Texas Tech safety Bart Thomas, Ty had a change of heart in the process and signed with Arizona State. He was originally the first pledge of OSU’s 2017 class.Tyler Henderson, 3-star tight end: Henderson flipped from OSU to Baylor late in the process last cycle, probably because Baylor has a long track record of integrating tight ends into its offense.2018So far, so good. I can think of only one explanation.Mike Gundy hair update: Full-blown American Glory. #okstate ?? pic.twitter.com/9fxZSrItFU— Carson Cunningham (@KOCOCarson) July 5, 2017last_img read more

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‘Mourinho talks bull**** and should quit’

first_imgManchester United ‘Mourinho talks bull**** and should quit’ – Man Utd boss blasted by St Pauli director Chris Burton 19:12 22/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(13) Jose Mourinho Sevilla Manchester United UCL 21022018 Getty Manchester United José Mourinho Sevilla v Manchester United Sevilla UEFA Champions League The Red Devils boss was in a typically prickly mood following a goalless draw with Sevilla, with his comments questioned on German television Jose Mourinho has been accused of talking “bull****” following Manchester United’s goalless draw with Sevilla and advised to quit by Ewald Lienen if he no longer enjoys the game.The Red Devils boss was in a typically prickly mood following a Champions League stalemate in Spain.Having been irked by constant questioning of Paul Pogba’s situation prior to the European encounter, Mourinho then faced criticism of his methods during a continental clash. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp The Portuguese offered more outspoken comments afterwards, as he sought to defend his tactics and questioned the advice of his medical team, with Lienen less than impressed by what he saw.Speaking on Sky Deutschland, the former Hannover boss who is now technical director at German side St Pauli said: “If I ever said such bullshit as a coach, I would just quit.“His [Mourinho’s] explanation is an insult to anyone who loves football. If he has enough money but can’t be bothered any more, he should just quit.”Despite seeing his side muster just six efforts on goal, compared to Sevilla’s 25, Mourinho had said after an uninspiring contest: “The game was even.“The stats are what it is. Sometimes you have 15 shots, but 13 of them were what I call ‘statistic shots’, so I really feel that the result reflects what the game was.“You ask me, ‘is it a good result?’. I say, it’s not good, it’s not bad.”Mourinho also responded to questioning of a free role for Alexis Sanchez and whether he is disciplined enough to contribute to the collective cause by saying: “I think you are all, or many of you, are in a new sport! In England, some guys say the wingers shouldn’t defend.”The next time I see David Beckham I’m going to ask him: ‘David, when you were playing right wing at Manchester United, when the opposition left-back attacked, do you stay looking at the stands? Or do you come back with the guy?’ I’m going to ask David that.”And everybody knows that I’m not big friends with Roy Keane or Paul Scholes, but I will ask them: ‘When your team lost the ball, did you drop back? Or did you stay walking on the pitch?'”Because now it looks like all the good players have to play free, and when the team has the ball, which I think is such a stupid thing to say. When a team has the ball, you attack. When the team does not have the ball, you defend.”last_img read more

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No Neymar, but Zidane & Ramos wary of Di Maria

first_imgPSG v Real Madrid Di Maria to fill Neymar’s boots? Zidane and Ramos wary of former Real Madrid star Ryan Benson 15:37 6/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) PSG v Real Madrid UEFA Champions League Real Madrid PSG Neymar Sergio Ramos Paris Saint-Germain being without their star Brazilian is a boost for the Blancos, but the French giants have plenty of able cover ready to step in Zinedine Zidane and Sergio Ramos have dismissed the importance of Neymar’s absence for Paris Saint-Germain, highlighting the threat of former Real Madrid star Angel Di Maria, who is set to replace the Brazilian in the Champions League on Tuesday.Madrid travel to Paris with a 3-1 advantage from the first leg at the Santiago Bernabeu in their round-of-16 clash.They also received a boost last week when it became apparent Brazil star Neymar will miss out after fracturing his foot in a Ligue 1 match. Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp But Zidane and captain Ramos claimed that will not make a huge difference, as they both pointed out Di Maria, who played for Madrid between 2010 and 2014, is expected to be the one to benefit from Neymar’s absence.When asked about the importance of Neymar’s injury, Ramos told reporters in Paris: “He’s a different player, Neymar.”There are very few like him on the world stage. Whoever he has played for has benefited. We’ve played against him for Barca and know him, but Di Maria is a great player and he can replace him.”I think Di Maria is a player who defends better, works hard too and gets forward. We’ve got to look at their strengths and I think we’ve a squad good enough to match them.”Zidane added: “Some things change, some don’t. He [Di Maria]’s an exceptional footballer, we know who he is.”He played very well for this club, but whoever comes in [for Neymar] will be highly motivated and hoping to put in a good performance.”He has a great history here at Real Madrid. He can play anywhere across the front and covers a lot of ground.”He has a good shot and is very quick. We’re going to try and play our game, but we know they’ll ask a few questions.”I don’t think much will change. Our motivation will be the same, against a good team with very good players.”Zinedine Zidane Real Madrid PSG Champions LeaguePSG have not hesitated to put pressure on referee Felix Brych before the encounter at the Parc des Princes, with sporting director Antero Henrique claiming the officiating in the first leg showed a “lack of respect [for] Paris and France”.But, as a tactic, it is nothing new to Zidane, who says the talking needs to be done “on the pitch”.”We’re used to it,” Zidane said. “We just have to focus on the game, eleven versus eleven.”The referee will be out there to do his job and hopefully play well. We have to focus on our game plan and expect a hostile atmosphere.”You know what it’s like when teams player against Real Madrid – our talking will be on the pitch.”last_img read more

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Coutinho hails dazzling Dembele

first_imgBarcelona Dazzling Dembele draws Coutinho praise after shining in Messi’s absence Dom Farrell 06:50 11/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) OusmaneDembele - cropped Getty Images Barcelona Primera División Málaga v Barcelona Málaga Luis Suárez Philippe Coutinho No Lionel Messi was no problem for the Catalans as Luis Suarez and the Brazilan got the goals and the former Dortmund star excelled Philippe Coutinho credited Ousmane Dembele for helping to fill the void left by Lionel Messi as Barcelona cruised to a 2-0 win over 10-man Malaga in LaLiga.Messi missed the game following the birth of his third son and first-half goals from Luis Suarez and Coutinho saw Ernesto Valverde’s men take control of the contest before Malaga winger Samu was sent off for a dreadful lunge on Jordi Alba.Coutinho produced a wonderfully inventive backheel finish from Dembele’s 28th-minute pass and the France winger, whose first season in Spain has been ruined by injury, started to unfurl his full repertoire as the game went on. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp “I’ve always said he’s a fantastic footballer,” the Brazil playmaker told television reporters. “He showed it again today, he played really well.”Leo is the best in the world so you will always miss him when he’s not there but something fabulous has happened in his life with his third son.”We congratulate him and he will be there for his next game.”@Phil_Coutinho A moment of magic! pic.twitter.com/64HT5804go — FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) March 10, 2018 Barca’s next outing is at home to Chelsea in midweek, with their Champions League last-16 tie all square at 1-1.Coutinho denied his team-mates took his foot off the gas at Malaga with an eye on facing the reigning Premier League champions.”Absolutely not,” he replied. “We’re trained to have the mentality of game by game at this club.”Clearly we could have passed it better and used more of our possession. Now that we’ve won we can think about the next game.”last_img read more

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College GameDay Crew Unanimously Picks Texas to Beat Oklahoma State

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. After hyping up the matchup earlier in the show, the College GameDay cast poured some cold water on the Cowboy faithful.ESPN’s College GameDay crew unanimously picked Texas to beat Oklahoma State on Saturday night. Desmond Howard, celebrity guest picker Jeezy (formerly Young Jeezy) and Lee Corso all took the Longhorns.Jeezy added an insult to injury calling Oklahoma State just Oklahoma. Corso said Texas had “too much firepower” and that Texas would cover.If you want an brighter orange Kool-Aid pick, take a look at Kyle Boone’s prediction here.last_img read more

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Mason Rudolph Leads Steelers to 27-3 Win Over Bengals in First Home Start

first_imgAnd given enough time, Rudolph’s deep-ball acumen did finally break through. He found rookie wideout Diontae Johnson for a 43-yard score, their second TD connection in two weeks.MASON RUDOLPH TO DIONTAE JOHNSON 🚨WE’RE ALIVE❗️#HereWeGo pic.twitter.com/HD4d5yXj8T— Across The Bridge (@ATBPGH) October 1, 2019“We took our shots,” Rudolph told the Post-Gazette. “We were running really well. Diontae did a great job of making the play. We’re still working toward taking more shots. That’s on me and what I’m comfortable with right now. We are still moving toward that. It was only week two of me and [offensive coordinator] Randy [Fichtner] being together.“It was one more week of Randy molding the game plan for me and what I like. It’s a big switch when you have a guy who has been here for 16 years and likes what he likes and kind of coaches one way and then have the younger guy come in. He has been unbelievably open to suggestions from me.”And another ESPN stat shows that, over the last two weeks, Rudolph has been at least one of the most efficient scorers when trying to go deep.ESPNIf you were looking for an OSU storyline, Rudolph threw just one pass to his No. 1 college target James Washington but the two failed to connect. The good news is that Pittsburgh is Rudolph’s team for the foreseeable future and that he and Washington should get plenty of chances to rekindle their chemistry moving forward. Mason Rudolph made his Monday Night Football debut  and  his first start inside Heinz Field on the same night.His Steelers came in 0-3 facing division rival Cincinnati Bengals, each team seeking its first win. To add even more pressure, the storied Pittsburgh franchise has never lost on Monday Night Football.Both Rudolph and the Steelers remain unbeaten on Monday nights.In his second start — and third pro appearance — Rudolph was an efficient 24-for-28 for 229 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions. That’s the short story.Rudolph looked poised in the pocket and even showed his ability to scramble and make a play when needed.Mason Roethlisberger ?? Rudolph extending play and somehow finds new TE Nick Vannett. pic.twitter.com/JBzyWPHBpt— Bob Pompeani (@KDPomp) October 1, 2019The Steelers’ brass continued to try to shield the young QB, employing a watered-down playbook with most of his throws going to running backs on check-downs. (Side note: if you can, pick up Jaylen Samuels in your fantasy league.) While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.center_img Mason Rudolph came into the season wanting to let it rip. But in his first home start, the quarterback was asked to play it safe. Rudolph’s 28 passes averaged 3.5 air yards, the lowest number since ESPN began tracking such a thing in 2006.— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) October 1, 2019But that didn’t stop Rudolph from making a play.James Connor has the first #Touchdown of the night. 21 yard reception from Mason Rudolph #NFL #Steelers #SteelerNation #FantasyFootball @FantasyFreaks_ pic.twitter.com/xqKD5Bk2m5— D Brown (@DBrownFF88) October 1, 2019last_img read more

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Van Marwijk questions referee after Socceroos loss

first_imgAustralia Bert van Marwijk questions referee after VAR drama costs Socceroos Guy Atkinson Last updated 1 year ago 04:55 6/17/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Bert van Marwijk - cropped Getty Images Australia World Cup France v Australia France Bert van Marwijk questioned the referee’s conviction after the first VAR-assisted penalty went against Australia in their 2-1 defeat to France Australia head coach Bert van Marwijk has expressed mixed emotions after Andres Cunha became the first referee in World Cup history to award a penalty after consulting VAR.The Socceroos had comfortably kept France at bay until shortly after the interval when Antoine Griezmann was clipped by Josh Risdon after latching onto Paul Pogba’s throughball.Referee Cunha initially waved away penalty appeals, but after consulting VAR decided that Risdon had indeed brought down the Atletico Madrid striker just inside the area. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Perfection from Pulisic: Chelsea’s Captain America has arrived in the Premier League Why always Raheem? ‘Unplayable’ Sterling setting a standard Man City’s other stars need to match ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Mile Jedinak pulled Australia level four minutes later with a spot-kick of his own, but Pogba sealed all three points for France 10 minutes from time with a deflected effort.While Van Marwijk does not believe a penalty should have been awarded, he does understand the difficulty of the situation Cunha found himself in.He said: “I didn’t see it back on TV. From my position, I didn’t see it well and at first, I thought ‘no penalty’. Passion. #GoSocceroos pic.twitter.com/1NnOGHt9te — Socceroos (@Socceroos) June 16, 2018 “I hoped that maybe there will be a very honest referee. When he went to the touchline his body language was that he didn’t know [what decision to give].”Then he has to make a decision, France or Australia. I have a lot of reactions. From 10 people, some will say ‘penalty’ and some will say ‘not’.”It’s difficult, particularly when the referee has 50,000 people on his back when he is doubting.”I think he was standing very close to incident and he directly said, ‘no penalty’. He said go on. He is a human being so we all make mistakes.”France’s heralded attacking trio of Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe and Ousmane Dembele failed to ignite against a dogged Australian outfit, with Van Marwijk stating: “I think the French didn’t know what to do against us, for big parts.”Australia now face Denmark in Group C on Thursday and Van Marwijk has seen enough from his side over the past month to know that they can get points on the board.”When you see this game you must have confidence, but it’s never a guarantee,” he added.”The way we worked the last four weeks gives me confidence. Yesterday I was asked if I was afraid to lose 5-0. Today you can see this is a different team.”One positive thing is we showed guts and that we can be ourselves, but the next game is another game. It gives us confidence.”last_img read more

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