Juve ‘plot double swoop on Chelsea’

first_imgJuventus have again been linked with Chelsea duo Salomon Kalou and Raul Meireles.The Daily Mirror report that Juve sporting director Fabio Paratici watched them in action against Barcelona and was also at Stamford Bridge for Chelsea’s Champions League quarter-final win over Benfica.Meanwhile, Fulham boss Martin Jol is reportedly keen on Ipswich midfielder Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, while Leeds United have again been linked with a move for Paddy Kenny.Jol apparently wants JET.The Mirror suggest that Ipswich are hoping to cash-in on Emmanuel-Thomas and that Kenny is one of half-a-dozen players former QPR manager Neil Warnock is looking to take to Elland Road.Goalkeeper Kenny, who played under Warnock at Rangers, Sheffield United and Bury, has yet to be approached about an extension to his R’s contract, which expires next year.And The Daily Mail say QPR will hold a team meeting early next week before deciding whether to shake Chelsea skipper John Terry’s hand when the two sides play each other at Stamford Bridge.Terry faces criminal charges over allegations he racially abused defender Anton Ferdinand during a match at Loftus Road in October.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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South African soccer fans meet their English Premier League heroes in Joburg

first_imgTottenham Hotspurs’ mascot, Chirpy, not only won the hearts of locals but was there to support his side when they faced LiverpoolMarcel Desailly, Robbie Fowler and former Bafana Bafana captain Lucas Radebe were at the BPL Live event conducting training sessions with young and aspiring footballersKamal “Kamalio” Ranchod, one of South Africa’s, and indeed the world’s, best freestyle footballers, showed off his tricks in front of a crowd of over 15 000. Ranchod is twice the national winner of the Red Bull Freestyle Football competition and was placed runner-up in the 2010 world championship: Sunderland AFC coach, Michael Havelock, gives aspiring footballers priceless tips at the Pitch Zone. Havelock has been hosting coaching clinics for more than 180 underprivileged boys since his arrival in South Africa last monthLiverpool supporters celebrate after their team score the opening goal in their 4-0 demolition of Tottenham Hotspur. More than 15 000 fans attended the event on SundayFans were given the opportunity to test their dribbling and shooting at the Skills Zonelast_img read more

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The Two Objections Rule

first_imgYou absolutely have to attempt to resolve your prospective client’s concerns that cause them to refuse to meet with you when you are prospecting. You have to give it a go, no matter what.You also have to make a second ask, one that might result in a second rejection. You can make a second, very respectful, and very direct attempt to resolve a second objection.But you cannot make a third attempt to overcome an objection.A Bridge Too FarIf you attempt to overcome the third objection, no matter how respectful you are, you have moved from resolving concerns to arguing. And you don’t yet have the relationship to allow you to argue with your prospective customer.Instead of coming across as persistent (something your prospective client will later value), you become disrespectful. No one wants to work with someone who is going to be so disrespectful as to ignore them.The third attempt moves you from a tenacious professional to a bullying amateur.Too many bites at the apple can prove to your prospective client that you are so attached to your outcome that you aren’t listening, and you don’t care about what they want or need. Arguing doesn’t make you someone with whom they are going to want to do business. It makes you someone they want to avoid.You can’t put your desire for an appointment above the relationship. It takes a long time to build relationships, and you do that by nurturing them. You can destroy all that you’ve worked to build in just a few minutes.You will get another chance to schedule an appointment. But you have to live to fight another day. If you follow the two objections rule.last_img read more

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Bridal Kangana Ranaut rings pretty

first_imgBollywood beauties added some much needed glamour to the third day of the BMW India Bridal Fashion Week 2014 on Saturday evening. However, the wow-factor started off on a rough note as Rockstar actress Nargis Fakhri had a major oops moment when the slit of her black gown tore upwards while she was walking the ramp as showstopper for jewellery brand Azva.The US-born model-turned-actress handled the situation confidently, and covered her leg with the flair of the gown while laughing it off with a radiant smile. Notwithstanding the malfunction, Fakhri sizzled in the plunging neck black dress, which had been accessorised with an elaborate gold choker necklace from the brand. The collection featured smart gold designs that were teamed with western wear dresses, skirts and trousers, giving a fresh take on how to sport traditional gold jewellery with a modern twist. Model Priya Sachdev also walked for Azva.Kangana Ranaut rocks in red at fashion show, Nargis Fakhri in splits after ramp mishap.Unfortunately, the audience had to wait for a long time for the second show, by designer couple Falguni and Shane Peacock. Catering to the young and sporty bride, the couple’s collection titled ‘Nuitsauge’, which means a wild take on vintage, included a variety of lehenga-jacket combinations with pretty vintage patterns digitally printed on poly- satin fabric.Biker jackets, bomber jackets and georgette sweatshirts with gold sequin embroidery kept the designs young, while long gold-toned tulle capes with Roman wreath patterns added antique appeal. Though not strictly bridal, the show featured memorable pieces such as the embellished nude- coloured gowns and embroidered lehengas that were styled with hair ornaments. Entrepreneur Charu Sachdev walked the ramp for the show in an asymmetricalpleated anarkali with embroidered churidar and a transparent flowing jacket.advertisementThe highlight of the day was the much-awaited show by ace designer Suneet Varma, who pulled in the crowd with his elaborate set design, making it the first show of this year’s fashion week with a grand stage set-up. The show began with aerial silk acrobatics artist Goura Prema performing atop a life-size elephant made of papier-mache. The stage was transformed into a Rajasthani palace of Rajasthan with architectural domes forming a balcony, and models looked down upon the audience from these high jharokas. Inspired by Rajasthan’s Shekhawati region, the collection featured a variety of mirror-work embellishments with large borders in thread embroidery, stark white and ivory.last_img read more

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