Wenger blamed for failing to fix Arsenal’s injury problems as jinx continues

first_imgArsenal Wenger is to blame for Arsenal’s failure to end their 13-year injury jinx, according to Dutch fitness coach Raymond Verheijen.Per Mertesacker is the latest Gunners star to be sidelined, with a knee problem set to keep the German defender out for around four months.It comes as a big blow to the Frenchman, who will be forced to dip into the transfer market for a defender as he attempts to keep them on track for a Premier League title challenge.But Verheijen told talkSPORT Wenger must take responsibility for the structural problems which don’t help their dreadful injury record.He told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “Last year there was a big investigation and all the stats were checked and for the last 13 seasons Arsenal have an injury, on average, once every five games and that’s unprecedented.“It’s probably the worst injury record in the whole of Europe. So, one way or another, there is a structural problem within Arsenal, in terms of injuries.“As we know, the main reason for injuries is fatigue because if you accumulate fatigue from week-to-week then your control of your body decreases, so you have less co-ordination with explosive actions.“That is probably what is going wrong inside Arsenal and it is a responsibility of Arsene Wenger to sort this problem, but he hasn’t fixed it for 13 years.”last_img read more

Kurtenbach: 6 thoughts on the NBA Finals (one for each game it’ll go)

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.The Warriors are going to win their fourth title in five years.At least that’s what I’m predicting.And while it’s easy to buy into their opponent, the Toronto Raptors — a strong team led by a truly exceptional player in Kawhi Leonard — I’m picking the Warriors — with or without Kevin Durant — to win in six games. Yep, I’m calling for the final game at Oracle Arena to end in a title celebration.There’s …last_img

Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – March 23, 2011

first_img SharePrint RelatedGroundspeak Weekly Newsletter – March 28, 2012March 29, 2012In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”5 Sharable Tips for Logging Your Next GeocacheMay 20, 2013In “Geocaching Quizzes”Featured Geocacher of the Month Award WinnersAugust 25, 2011In “Community” Cache Maintenance as a CommunityWithin the geocaching community, the responsibilities of a courteous geocacher include respecting fellow geocachers, taking care of the environment and maintaining your caches, among other things. And you can be an extra courteous geocacher by helping to maintain others’ caches! The next time you go geocaching, bring additional supplies such as an extra geocache container, SWAG, logbooks and pencils. This way, you will be prepared to help out another geocacher by fixing a cache that needs maintenance on the spot.If you go geocaching on the spur of the moment and don’t have supplies to fix up a cache that needs maintenance, please make sure to visit Geocaching.com and report a ‘Needs Maintenance‘ log on the cache page.If you are a geocache owner, we recommend following these simple steps for cache maintenance:1. Place a cache that is durable and requires little or no upkeep2. Periodically check on your cache both in person and via the cache page to see if there are any issues3. If you see a ‘Needs Maintenance’ log on the cache page, fix the cache and post an ‘Owner Maintenance‘ logThanks for playing your part as a supportive community member to keep geocaches well-maintained!Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

NOPE. – Arachnophobia (GC2XHEQ) – Geocache of the Week

first_imgDifficulty/Terrain Rating:2/1Why this is the Geocache of the Week:Some geocaches make us face our fears. For the acrophobic, a tree climbing geocache is a test. For hydrophobics, paddle caches are terrifying. For arachnophobics, like me, this geocache is a big fat NOPE. However, just looking at the logs and photos shows that plenty of geocachers aren’t afraid and are even elated to see a gigantic arachnid coming down from a tree. The furry spider looks pretty friendly, so I’d probably conquer my fear and give it a shot. What the Geocache owner, fobofobic, has to say:“Many years ago in my neighborhood, somewhere around Halloween time, somebody placed a big black hairy spider on the post of a stop sign. I would drive by it numerous times a day and it always brought a smile to my face…When it was time to hide my first geocache, I remembered that silly spider. The idea rolled around in my head for quite some time before I came up with the final idea of where and how to place the geocache.The feedback that I received from the logs has been humbling. I particularly enjoy hearing about families that have stopped and found it. Because the location is not far from where I live, I am able to drive by and check on her frequently. This has also given me several opportunities to meet other geocachers that I have spotted searching for it. I have to admit that I get many smiles from logs and photos, and the favorite points gives me a warm feeling inside.I’d like to thank the cachers who have left logs on this geocache. Their kind words have encouraged me to continue to try to hide unique geocaches. Also, a big thank you to some of the local cachers that have gone above and beyond with their creativity, their ambitious caches continue to inspire me. To the geocaching community, all of the volunteers and those cachers that truly try to make the sport more interesting, I have the at utmost gratitude and respect for you. It continues to amaze me how many wonderful people there are in the sport. Geocachers are truly a unique bunch of folks, with huge hearts and quick smiles. Thank you all, for everything you’ve given me.” Photos:Two brave geocachers with the spider. Photo by oceansurf182The beast coming down from its lair. Photo by HockeyHiker19How you release the beast. Photo by Joe-n-Jane What’s your biggest geocaching fear? Tell us and post photos in the comments.Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, just fill out this form. Thanks!Share with your Friends:More What geocachers are saying:“Jeepers had to drag me to this cache! I gave in pretty quickly, actually, when he looked in the car window with a big grin on his face. That was fun! Fave point! SL TFTC!” – jeeperspeepers“This was a great cache, especially the day after Halloween. This is one of the best caches that I have ever seen. Thank you for the creativity. This gets my first Favorite Point!” – barefootfamily“Pulled up and almost immediately spotted this awesome cache. We both laughed with delight (as did a few muggles passing by, who seemed to think we were getting an early start on Halloween) Very clever! Gets a favorite point from me.” – twofalls ACK! THIS IS MY NIGHTMARE. Photo by monkeymoo5Geocache Name:Arachnophobia (GC2XHEQ) SharePrint RelatedKuş Evi / Bird House (GC4W8G4) — Geocache of the WeekDecember 9, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”Maybe it’s over there? — To Too Two Easy (GC1XA6W) — Geocache of the WeekNovember 13, 2014In “Geocache of the Week”It’s Time to Kick It Up a Notch — Apollos pool with the million dollar view (GC13VNK) —Geocache of the WeekSeptember 25, 2013In “Geocaching with Kids”last_img read more

If You Think It’s Hard to Sell with a Higher Price, Try Selling a Low Price

first_imgYou may believe that one of the primary challenges you have when selling is your higher price. Because you invariably get questions around your higher price, and because you are continually compared with your lower-priced competitors, it’s easy to conclude that your higher price makes selling more difficult.This is categorically untrue. Your higher price makes it easier to sell, and a lower price makes it more difficult.Less Than ZeroThe fact that you have a low price in your category is an indication that what you sell is something worth less than its higher-priced competitors. If what you sell was better than your competitors, it would be worth paying more to obtain. The lower price is an indication of a lack of value.If what you sold at a lower price would create greater outcomes, it would be worth paying more for. If what you sold eliminated risk and ensured those outcomes it would be worth paying more for. When it does neither, it isn’t easy to sell.If the outcomes your dream clients need could be obtained at a lower price, there would be no reason for anyone to provide those services at a higher price. The fact that some of your dream clients know that something better is available makes your offering look inferior. This too makes selling difficult.When you sell with a lower price, you lack the ability to differentiate on anything other than price. That is, in fact, the model.The truth of the matter is, when you sell the lowest price, you are settling for clients who are settling for you. Your clients want more value but are only willing to pay for good enough, and you want clients who are willing to pay more for better without the ability to offer them “better.” Selling is hard when what you sell doesn’t create value for the clients you want.There is a reason so few sales organizations are good enough to execute “good enough.” It’s difficult. Selling to people who don’t want to invest enough to get the outcomes they really want is easier, but the execution is much more difficult.Higher GroundIt’s easier to sell with a higher price. First, the price itself is an indication of quality. It’s a shortcut that indicates you are investing more in generating better outcomes, whether that be a better product, a better service, or a better solution.A higher price also means that you are doing something different that makes a difference worth paying for. That difference, that ability to solve your perspective client’s challenge and give them what they really want or need is what is worth paying more to obtain. When you sell at a higher price, you are compared to competitors at all price points, which allows your prospective client to look for differentiation worth paying for.At a higher price, you have something to sell. At a lower price, the only thing you have to sell is a lower price. If delivering greater value at a lower price was easier, more sales organizations would choose that strategy. Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Fernandez has high praise for Cignal big man Jose

first_imgLATEST STORIES BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 The Hawkeyes return to action on Thursday against Marinerong Pilipino.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The numbers speak for themselves.Jose is averaging 14.7 points and 12.7 rebounds through three games for the Hawkeyes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIn their recent conquest against the Jawbreakers, the former FEU bruiser tallied 12 markers and 17 rebounds to carry his team to a 2-1 slate early in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup.But as gaudy as his stats are, Jose made it clear that he’s simply doing what Fernandez is asking from him. Raymar Jose. PBA IMAGESIt took three games for Cignal HD coach Boyet Fernandez to prove his assumptions correct, and after the team’s 107-69 win over Zark’s Burger on Monday, he can dare say that his hardworking forward is one of the best young prospects in the country today.“I can’t say anything about him. He’s one of the best in the amateur leagues right now,” he said. “He’s hardworking and he always makes it a point that he knows the system. He has a good chance of making to the PBA and I’m happy with the way he’s playing.”ADVERTISEMENT Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games “I’m only doing what I can for the team, which is hard work and hustle. I always give my all whenever I’m on the floor,” he said in Filipino.Jose, though, wouldn’t deny that his goal is to make a good account of himself this conference as he seeks to make some noise in the upcoming 2017 PBA Rookie Draft.“Of course, I want to make it to the pros. That’s why I’m this focused. This is my last conference in the D-League going to the draft, so I have to step up for me to make it to the goal that I want to achieve,” he said.Before he could get too ahead of himself, Jose still maintained that his focus is on Cignal as the team seeks to complete a season sweep this year.“Cignal is known as a top team, so we have to be up there. Our goal is to win a championship, so we can’t relax and we have to sustain the way we are playing,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blastcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds View comments Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Valdez, Reyes headline Ateneo-La Salle charity game Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’last_img read more

Just too good

first_imgPhilippine Arena Interchange inaugurated MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We were trying to avoid going [down] 0-2. I told them to step up on defense and that’s what’s happened,” San Miguel coach Leo Austria said. “I think what happened tonight was that we were able to set up the plays and not rely solely on June Mar (Fajardo).”Chris Ross was the catalyst in the second period, while skipper Alex Cabagnot followed through in the next frame as a total of seven players tossed in twin figures that baffled the Magnolia defense.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsMangolia got 18 points from Ian Sangalang, while Jio Jalalon and Mark Barroca tossed in 15 and 12, respectively.“Like I’ve said, once they reach a hundred points, we have a slim chance of defeating them,” Magnolia’s Chito Victolero admitted. Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Resharpened Ancajas must stun and shine LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte San Miguel Beer didn’t take any chances on Friday, dominating on both ends early to turn back Magnolia, 108-101, and knot their best-of-seven series for the PBA Philippine Cup at 1-1 at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.The Beermen made use of a fiery performance in the middle quarters to break away from the Hotshots and take full control of the contest and wrest psychological edge going into Sundays crucial third game also at the fabled Big Dome.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games messlast_img read more

After booksbuffaloes Azam now booked for stealing goats

first_imgRampur: After being accused of stealing land, books, statues and buffaloes, now Samajwadi Party MP Azam Khan has been booked for stealing goats. An FIR against him has been lodged on a complaint filed in October 2016 by one Naseema Khatoon, 50, a resident of Yateem Khan Sarai Gate, Rampur Public Gate. The complainant has alleged that Azam Khan, along with seven cohorts and some 25 other unidentified people barged into her house on October 15, 2016, vandalised her residence and stole her jewellery and three buffaloes, a cow and four goats. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ She said that she had been living as a bona fide tenant on the Waqf Board property for the past two decades and that Khan and his team members asked her to vacate the premises as the land was required for a school. Prominent among those named in the FIR include Waseem Rizvi, chairman of the Shia Waqf Board, Zufar Ahmed Farooqui, chairman of the Sunni Central Waqf Board and former circle officer, Aaley Hasan. The Rampur Police has also registered an FIR against Azam Khan’ wife Tanzeen Fatima, also a SP MP, for electricity theft. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K With this FIR, Khan, who has been declared a “land mafia” by the state government, now has 82 cases registered against him, 50 of which relate to land grabbing. Another 28 cases have been registered against him on the complaint of farmers of Aliyaganj. His anticipatory bail application has already been rejected by a local court. The Rampur MP has a warrant against him issued by ACJM (I) after he failed to appear before the court in a case registered against him in 2010 under section 171 G, related to giving a false statement during election. Another case in which arrest warrant has been issued includes one in which Khan made derogatory remarks against BJP candidate Jaya Prada during the Lok Sabha elections 2019. The SP MP has been denied anticipatory bail in five other cases earlier.last_img read more