Lions coaching staff announcement elicits some amused responses from fans

first_imgTuesday Apr 13, 2021 Lions coaching staff announcement elicits some amused responses from fans Warren Gatland’s much anticipated British and Irish Lions coaching team was revealed today and it has been met with an unusual response.ADVERTISEMENTThere was inevitably going to be plenty of interest in who did and did not make the staff, but one thing that was not on the agenda beforehand, but has been the biggest talking point by far online, is the lack of hair in Gatland’s coaching team.Gatland named his staff for the tour of South Africa this year, and Scotland’s head coach Gregor Townsend is joined by his defence coach Steve Tandy, who will serve as the Lions’ attack coach and defence coach, respectively.The team is completed by Neil Jenkins and Robin McBryde, who both worked with Gatland during his time in charge of Wales. Current Wales skills coach Jenkins joins the staff as kicking coach and Leinster assistant coach McBryde joins as forwards coach.With each coach’s mugshot laid next to one another online, it is hard not to notice the trait that unites the quartet. In fact, Gatland’s usual buzz cut now has the appearance of long flowing locks when pictured alongside the rest of his coaching staff, as he is by far and away the most hirsute member of the team.ADVERTISEMENTSocial media has been flooded with comments about the makeup of the Kiwi’s coaching team. These range from the tour being named “The Brave and the Bald,” to suggestions that the Lions will not need to spend on shampoo or barbers this year. There has not been a shortage of photos of eggs either.Of course, there are serious responses to this team, with some questioning how France defence coach and long time colleague of Gatland’s Shaun Edwards or Leinster coach Stuart Lancaster did not make the coaching team.The pair would have been very well suited to this coaching team based on credentials alone, but their smooth heads would have clearly met one of Gatland’s main requirements. Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Funnies Related Articles 9 WEEKS AGO Comedy gold as Toronto lock attempts clearance… 10 WEEKS AGO WATCH: 135kg prop lines up swan dive from… 10 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Bizarre standoff in Super Rugby tests… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

GLO Congratulates Black Stars Captain Asamoah Gyan

first_imgThe Board and Management of Globacom, the African communications giant, has congratulated Asamoah Gyan, lead striker of the national team, on his elevation to the position of Captain of the Black Stars.A letter dispatched today to the ace striker, who is also a brand ambassador of Glo Mobile Ghana, at his base in the United Arab Emirates said, ‘Since 2003 we have followed with admiration the personal flair and passion you continue to infuse into your game and the field of play everywhere you have been called to duty. However, the quality which has caught our attention the most has been your unflinching patriotism and selflessness in the service of the national team.’The letter, signed by Patrick Awotwi, Head of Business of Glo Mobile Ghana, said, as a Brand Ambassador of Glo, Asamoah Gyan’s appointment as Captain of one of Africa’s most successful national teams is an endorsement of the vision and confidence that Glo has always reposed in him as a super sports brand.‘Glo is therefore happy and proud to be associated with you and applauds your laudable contributions towards making the Black Stars a vibrant and united team’, the letter said.In February 2011, Gyan was unveiled in Accra as the African telecom giant’s seventeenth Brand Ambassador, joining the network’s impressive line-up of local stars and icons, mostly musicians and movie stars.The letter noted that over the years, the Black Stars striker has sufficiently demonstrated the qualities of a leader, worthy of taking command of the senior national squad and guiding it to ultimate victory at the 2013 African Cup of Nations. ‘While we wish you best of luck in your new role as Captain of the Black Stars, we are happy to assure you that we will stay by you and the Black Stars in this new endeavour’, the letter said.Globacom Limited is the headline sponsor of the senior national team, the Black Stars and the Glo Premier League.last_img read more

South Africa stays polio-free

first_imgSouth Africa spends more than R100-million on its national immunisation campaign every three years, with assistance from the WHO, Unicef, Rotary International, and thousands of volunteers and child care givers. Eseko said more than five million children who could have been paralysed by polio were free of the virus through vaccination delivered through both routine immunisation and supplemental immunisation campaigns. Addressing a gathering of health experts and policymakers in Johannesburg this week, WHO representative Dr Nicholas Eseko said that as long as one child remained infected with the polio virus, children in all countries remained at risk of contracting the preventable, but incurable, childhood disease. While this was a major achievement for the country, Sefularo said it was not yet time to rest. “The polio eradication process has yet to be concluded at a global level.” Source: BuaNews Deputy Health Minister Molefi Sefularo said South Africa’s achievement was based on collaboration, dedication and hard work by health workers at all levels. “Through the global polio initiative, more children have access to life-saving interventions like measles vaccination, vitamin A supplementation, deworming and bed nets.” “Although the number of endemic countries has significantly dropped from 125 to four, some of the previously free countries in our neighbourhood have been re-infected in recent years, therefore posing a very real risk to our children,” Eseko said. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has lauded South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland for maintaining their polio-free status, while cautioning that the global polio eradication process is not yet complete. “Our responsibility as health professionals and as health managers is to protect our current and future generations from vaccine-preventable diseases.” 28 July 2009last_img read more

9 Ways to Follow the Curiosity Mars Rover Online

first_imgWill wonders never cease? NASA’s Curiosity landing was a social-media bonanza. The space agency had hits on several major social networks.NASA has surprised two groups of people in getting the Curiosity rover safely on Martian soil. The first set were the skeptics who said the agency couldn’t pull it off, and the second are skeptics of government-run social-media campaigns.In both efforts, NASA has gone all in, with tactics and strategies that a lot, and maybe most, people doubted would succeed.And yet, as Monday’s early morning landing of an SUV-sized robot proved, NASA at its best needs no help publicizing itself. It has even earned praise from veteran journalist Jeffrey Jarvis and has been viewed as a contrast to NBC’s contentious Olympics online strategy.New dispatches from Mars are trickling out as the rover sits still while NASA completes status checks of the robot. Among them is spectacular video of the last two-and-half-minutes of the landing.Will Curiosity determine if Mars ever supported life, or help map out a manned mission to Mars? It’s too soon to say, but the answer will most likely debut on NASA social media. Here’s how the Curiosity mission continues to play out online.TwitterLike previous rover missions, NASA shared news of the mission live through multiple Twitter accounts, the most notable being @NASA, @NASAJPL (NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory), and @MarsCuriosity. @MarsCuriosity followed NASA’s four-year-old cheeky practice of tweeting in the first person as a rover, a tactic that amassed 400,000 followers in the 48 hours leading up to Curiosity’s landing.Celebrity astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson even got in the act, tweetingquestions to Curiosity, to which the rover quipped back equally witty responses. It was this kind of playful social promotion that won the ordinarily very buttoned-down space agency a Shorty Award in 2009 for its Twitter campaign promoting the previous Phoenix lander mission to Mars.  If you can only follow one of NASA’s social media profiles, ReadWriteWeb recommends @MarsCuriosity.  Facebook, Google+NASA, of course, has a Facebook page, liked more than 1 million times, and so does Curiosity. Information posted there is also posted on Google+ as well as on the Twitter accounts. Jason Townsend, NASA’s deputy social media manager, said NASA will experiment with Google+ hangouts, too.  FlickrThe space agency uses Flickr primarily to tweet official photos of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory crew and esteemed guests like Bill Nye “the Science Guy” or White House Science and Technology Advisor John Holdren.YouTubeThe lab’s YouTube channel,  JPLNews, has over 300 videos – tutorials, simulations, interviews and mission footage, including “Curiosity’s Descent.”  NASA’s primary YouTube channel, NASA TV, houses another 2,000 or so videos. Live-StreamsAlong with a stream available on the JPL site and via Xbox Live, NASA hosts at least nine channels on the free service Ustream.ReadWriteWeb recommends NASA’s HDTV Ustream channel, as it offers the best video quality.Bonus Interactivity  “Eyes in the Sky” was the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s interactive computer simulation that followed Curiosity’s descent in real time. That sim also lets you check out other planets. And the lab also has several other interactive features. Even more interactive than “Eyes” is NASA’s free “Mars Rover Landing” game, on Microsoft’s Xbox 360 Kinect. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… fruzsina eordogh Related Posts Tags:#social networks#space#web center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

How to Get Better Results from Your Outreach

first_imgEvery time you reach out to a customer to ask for time, you are making a couple of decisions. The first decision you are making is around the medium you choose. If you are asking for a meeting, there are different choices available to you, and a greater or lesser likelihood of achieving the outcome you want, in this case, a meeting.If you choose email as the medium, you are choosing a medium that isn’t particularly good for acquiring meetings. Email is something that is easy to ignore, and because you aren’t present, there is no way for you to resolve your dream client’s concerns about giving you their time. Sometimes they politely reject your request, and other times (maybe most of the time), they just delete the email and move on with their work.The phone still reigns supreme as the best medium, not least of all because almost anyone you would want to reach is never more than 36 inches away from their phone (it turns out that any distance further than 36 inches away causes headaches, sweating, difficulty in breathing, and in some cases, violent convulsions). A phone call allows for conversation, a synchronous communication and not asynchronous, like email, where there is a long pause between exchanges. If your prospective client has concerns, you are there to address them, massively increasing your odds of securing a meeting, if you’ve got the chops.The second decision is what you are offering of value in trade for your dream client’s time. If you want greater success, you have trade something where your dream client benefits even if they never buy from you. The Trading Value rule is critical (read more here in The Lost Art of Closing). If your client doesn’t recognize the value in meeting with you, you make it easy for them to reject your request and do something else with their time.If you can trade insights, ideas, new thinking, or interesting experiences from which they can benefit, there is value outside of deciding to buy from you. When you pitch the great privilege of listening to you talk about you, your company, your locations, and your solutions, you repel people from you like a skunk at the garden party.If you want to make prospecting easier, get better at it. Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Nowlast_img read more

20 hours ago​Juventus negotiate increase with shirt sponsors Jeep

first_img​Juventus negotiate increase with shirt sponsors Jeepby Ian Ferris20 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus have announced a reworking of their sponsorship deal with Jeep, which sees the car manufacturer pay an extra €25 million (US$27.8 million) a season through to the end of the 2020/21 campaign, reports, www.sportspromedia.com/.With the reworked arrangement, the remainder of the deal would be worth a minimum of €42 million (US$46.74 million) a year and as much as €45 million (US$50.08 million) per year.A statement on Juventus’ website read: ‘It is announced that, due to the excellent sport performances achieved in recent years by the first team which contributed to the club’s improved Uefa ranking, and due to the increased Juventus brand awareness at a worldwide level, Juventus Football Club SpA. and FCA Italy SpA. agreed to increase the yearly fixed Jeep sponsorship consideration by €25 million for 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 football seasons, including of certain additional sponsorship rights.’The other provisions set out in the sponsorship agreement executed in April 2012 and in force until 30 June 2021 remain unchanged’.The club also confirmed that negotiations have already begun to renew the partnership beyond the current agreement. TagsSerie A NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Maduro says Venezuela to get 1 bn injection from bitcoin sale

Speaking late on Thursday, he said the aim was to boost the country’s international reserves and its foreign currency reserves and to halt the rise of the black market dollar. Despite having the world’s largest proven crude oil deposits, Venezuela’s foreign reserves have dwindled to $9.7 billion while it must pay off some $8 billion this year.Maduro said that sales of the petro—Venezuela’s new cyber currency which was launched in February—had brought $3.3 billion into the state coffers, of which $1.7 billion would be set aside for importing “food, medicine and industrial goods.”Of the remaining $1.6 billion, $1 billion would be transferred to Venezuela’s Central Bank on Friday “for currency auctions and to continue fighting the devil,” he said referring to the so-called “black dollar.”Struggling to overcome chronic liquidity shortages and burdened by US sanctions, Venezuela launched the first government-backed cryptocurrency in the hope that it would lead the crisis-torn nation out of the financial woods.Venezuela’s economic woes have much to do with the slump in recent years in the price of oil, which accounts for some 96 percent of the country’s revenue.US economic sanctions have also taken a heavy toll.Venezuela’s government has accused the opposition, the United States and Colombia of waging an “economic war” on the country aimed at overthrowing Maduro.It has also blamed the country’s cash crisis on mafias accumulating cash in order to speculate.Last week, the IMF said Venezuela’s economic collapse ranked as one of the worst in modern history, with massive hyperinflation likely to see prices soaring 13,000 percent this year. Explore further With rampant inflation more than decimating the bolivar, Venezuelan authorities are banking on the petro becoming a digital means of pulling them out of crisis Slippery start for Venezuela’s petro crypto coin © 2018 AFP Citation: Maduro says Venezuela to get $1 bn injection from ‘bitcoin’ sale (2018, April 27) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-04-maduro-venezuela-bn-bitcoin-sale.html Venezuela’s government, which is facing a worsening liquidity crisis, is to release $1 billion into the economy obtained through the sale of the petro, its new cryptocurrency, said President Nicolas Maduro. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. read more