Manchester City to launch mega money move for Ruben Neves in January – reports

first_imgManchester City may launch a £60million January bid for Wolves star Ruben Neves.Pep Guardiola is still looking for a midfielder after missing out on Jorginho, who moved to Chelsea earlier this summer. Neves signed a five-year deal with Wolves earlier this summer Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack NEW ERA How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes The Portuguese signed a contract with the newly-promoted side earlier this summer but the lure of City could be too much for Neves who is reportedly a big admirer of Guardiola’s. smart causal Latest Transfer News Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more possible standings center_img gameday Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade 1 highlights And according to The Sun, Neves, who has been dubbed the Portuguese Andrea Pirlo, is wanted by the Premier League champions.City had scouts at Molineux last weekend where Neves scored a free-kick in Wolves’ draw against Everton.And Guardiola will have the chance to see the midfielder for himself when City travel to Wolves on Saturday.Neves is represented by super agent Jorge Mendes, who already has a number of City players on his books including Bernardo Silva and Ederson. silverware England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures ALTERED impact last_img read more

Street Views: Football Fridays

first_imgLesego Madumo pays a visit to Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport, and White River in Mpumalanga province, to find out what South Africans think about the Football Fridays initiative.(Frivas: South African street slang for Friday.)Posted on Football Fridays on 29 September 2009.last_img

New logo to unite Brand South Africa

first_img23 November 2009 South Africa’s Cabinet has approved a new international marketing logo for the country. Inspired by the South African flag but evolved into a “trade-markable” form, the new logo is distinctive, dynamic and energetic, and stands out within its competitive environment. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material “This is a culmination of a comprehensive process of consultation among provinces, cities and national departments to align around one brand positioning and a single identity on the international stage,” the International Marketing Council, custodian of Brand South Africa, said in a statement last week. Initiated and driven by the International Marketing Council (IMC), the logo’s development costs “will be quickly offset by the combined impact of previously separate branding initiatives. “The purpose of brand alignment is to avoid brand dilution when various South African entities market themselves internationally using different logos,” the IMC said. “The intention is rather to combine the country’s various marketing efforts in order to enhance South Africa’s global competitiveness with regard to tourism, sports, arts and culture, trade and investment.” The new logo does not replace the government coat of arms or other institutional logos, but is purely for the purpose of country marketing initiatives. Its roll-out will be facilitated by an easy-to-use, do-it-yourself manual that will be freely available to anyone mandated to market South Africa internationally. At the same time, stocks of existing marketing “have been carefully managed in order to ensure a smooth and cost-effective transition,” the IMC said. The new logo “builds on a renewed era in collaborative nation branding, and is timed to take maximum advantage of the global focus on South Africa in the light of our hosting the 2010 Fifa World Cup™. “The marketing of the nation brand of South Africa will be taken to new heights as we work together as Team South Africa, under one logo, to welcome the world to join us in celebrating the first World Cup on African soil.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

How You Create the Need to Follow Up

first_imgThe need to follow up is driven by the failure to gain the commitment to take next steps with your prospective client.Leaving a client interaction or sales call without asking for the commitment to do whatever needs to be done next all but ensures that you are going to have to reengage around that same commitment later. You are also going to weeks or months to the process of helping them produce the better results they need. But worst of all is the challenge you are going to have gaining the commitments.You will have to call your prospective client to ask them for the commitment that would have been more easily acquired when you were with them. Many of those calls are going to go to voice mail. You might get a callback, but it isn’t going to be as soon as you’d like. You might also send emails to try to gain the commitment you need to move forward. Those emails will mostly go unanswered.Your prospect is busy, and they have competing priorities. They have work to do outside of working on the opportunity you are pursuing together. If you don’t like having to chase down your dream client, then you have to ask for the commitment to take the next step at the conclusion of every interaction. Leaving a meeting without having another meeting scheduled is how you create the need to follow up. Not getting something on the calendar while you are together is how you create the need to follow up.Selling is a series of conversations about change. During those conversations, you work to create a preference for you, your company, and your solution. It is also a series of commitments, a series of agreements to do certain things together as part of a process of exploring and making change. You make this process more difficult when you don’t gain those commitments.By failing to get the commitments you need, you create the need to follow up. 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

JRU recovers from loss, turns back Perpetual

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJose Rizal Unversity bounced back from its debilitating loss to Lyceum and held back University of Perpetual Help, 70-56, in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup Friday at the tournament’s namesake arena in San Juan.The Heavy Bombers improved to 4-1 with their lone loss coming against the Pirates, 95-87, last May 22 that saw their three-game win streak stopped.ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP More scoring options in Flying V lessen burden for Jeron Teng For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 athletes Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Teytey Teodoro splashed home five three-pointers en route to a game-high 19 points to lead JRU.JRU head coach Vergel Meneses said their loss against the Pirates was a wakeup call for his team who got a bit complacent after defeating reigning UAAP champions La Salle, 95-81, in the opener.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting“This is a wakeup call for us because they started to think that they can beat anyone, we beat the no.1 collegiate team in the Philippines,” said Meneses as they settled for the second spot in Group B. “They thought that every game will be the same.”Ervin Grospe also finished in double digits for the Heavy Bombers as he put up 12 points and five rebounds. MOST READ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Genmar Ylagan had 13 points to lead the 2-3 Altas.last_img read more