Spurs trolled over book about Champions League final with club now in chaos

first_imgBut in the meantime, rivals supporters are taking great delight in lambasting Spurs’ ‘One Step From Glory’ book.Written by Alex Fynn and Martin Cloake, it has two stars on Amazon and sells for £7.68.Fans have been quick to mock the stocking filler, with one tweeting: “One step from glory, two steps from glory, three steps from glory… tbc.”Most Read In SportTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubAnother said: “Uhh… guys, I think they are more than one step from glory…”One noted: “New Spurs DVD coming: one step away from glory against Brighton.”Another added: “Look for ‘Six more steps from Glory’… the hotly anticipated follow up to the comedy classic that was ‘One step…’.”Uhh… guys, I think they are more than one step from glory… pic.twitter.com/x6PKTqsyiJ— 7amkickoff (@7amkickoff) October 5, 2019 …..one step from glory— JP (@Arsenal_Vegas) October 5, 2019 Watch the new Spurs stadium transform into an NFL field as the first kick is taken under the lights between the Oakland Raiders and the Chicago Bears TOTTENHAM have been trolled over a book documenting last season’s run to the Champions League final.‘One Step From Glory’ details the path Mauricio Pochettino’s men took as they were beaten 2-0 by Liverpool at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid.2 Spurs are being trolled over a book charting their route to last year’s Champions League finalCredit: AmazonSpurs fans thought that the accomplishment would usher in a new dawn at the club, with Daniel Levy making transfer funds available following the completion of the new 62,000-seater stadium.However, Spurs added just three players to their first-team squad, while also losing key man Kieran Trippier to Atletico Madrid.And four months later the Londoners are suffering as a result, winning just three of their opening eight Premier League matches while also suffering a record 7-2 Champions League defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich.2Pochettino’s future at the club is now under the spotlight, with the Argentine casting a gloomy figure.And some players are pushing for exits, including right-back Serge Aurier and contract rebel Christian Eriksen.It could fall to ex-Chelsea and Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho to turn things around.The reviews for Spurs’ book One Step From Glory are in pic.twitter.com/XaLVEHv4mt— Daniel of Comical Football Moments (@Comicalfooty1) October 6, 2019 One step from glory, two steps from glory, three steps from glory…tbc— Matthias Lang (@Kanonendonner) October 5, 2019 Look for “Six more steps from Glory”…the hotly anticipated follow up to the comedy classic that was “One step…” 🤣😂🤣— MyKitchenIsRed 👨‍🍳🍞🥟🍕🥩🍝 #COYG 🔴⚪️ (@RedKitchenCook) October 1, 2019 New Spurs DVD coming: one step away from glory against Brighton— AB (@abhiz30) October 5, 2019last_img read more

Chelsea’s impressive possible 2016/17 starting XI with three major signings

first_img 11 11 Wing back: Cesar Azpilicueta – The Spaniard always seems to put in 100 per cent wherever he plays. Wing back: Kenedy – Kenedy’s versatility helped him gain minutes last season and could thrive a little further forward. Wide forward: Eden Hazard – The playmaker says he is not looking to join PSG and intends to stay at Chelsea. Goalkeeper: Thibaut Courtois – How will Chelsea line up under new manager Antonio Conte? There are a number of formations attributed to the Italian such as 3-5-2 and 3-4-3 and here, talkSPORT looks at 3-4-3 beginning at the back with Courtois, one of football’s best goalies. 11 11 Centre back: Kurt Zouma – If he can remain clear of the dreaded anterior cruciate ligament injury, then the imposing 21-year-old stopper is definitely one to keep. His development would also be aided playing with experienced players like Bonucci and John Terry. 11 Centre midfield: Cesc Fabregas – Fabregas’ position in the team is likely to provoke debate, but he certainly has the technical qualities to prosper in a Conte team. Centre back: Gary Cahill – Conte has a number of options at the back with John Terry, Branislav Ivanovic, Matt Miazga also competing with Cahill. Striker: Christian Benteke – A number of strikers have been linked with Chelsea and Liverpool man Benteke is the latest. Centre midfield: Radja Nainggolan – The Roma midfielder has revealed Chelsea are interested in signing him. Centre back: Leonardo Bonucci – The Juventus and Italy defender is repeatedly being linked with Chelsea and a reunion with Conte. 11 11 11 11 11 11 There are a number of formations attributed to new Chelsea manager Antonio Conte and here, talkSPORT looks at a possible 3-4-3.Players have continued to be linked with transfers to Stamford Bridge, so here is one way the Blues could line up next season.Click the arrow above, right, to see the XI and let us know how YOU think Chelsea will look when the 2016/17 campaign gets going.For more Chelsea news, click here. Wide forward: Pedro – Pedro has explained he is keen to make his second season at Chelsea better than his first and is looking forward to working under Conte.last_img read more

The Gender Gap: Why Women Negotiate Differently than Men

first_imgRecent news stories have focused on the persistent differential between the salaries paid to men and women for similar work.  Such stories are often accompanied by calls for legislation to remedy the disparities.  While we do not dispute the presence of sexism in corporate and institutional settings, it is important to point out that many women—with some training and encouragement—could do better in negotiating employment agreements.  The wage gap is not just about the careers that women are choosing. It’s about how they are negotiating and that they may be penalized if they do.Right now, graduating college seniors across the country are facing what is likely to be the first important negotiation of their lives – the terms and conditions of their first job. Many will approach this conversation woefully underprepared. The vast majority, either because they are uncomfortable with the notion of negotiating, or unsure of how to proceed, will simply accept the first offer on the table.And especially so for women.Even when men and women had the same majors, there were often gaps in pay, according to a 2012 report, “Graduating to a Pay Gap,” from the American Association of University Women. For example, in the engineering, technology, computer science and social sciences fields, researchers found that women made between 77 percent and 88 percent of what their male colleagues were paid.A colleague recently told us a story that might help illustrate why this happens.  She was an accomplished professional with an MBA from a leading business school.  She was asked by the CEO of a company to make a proposal for a consulting assignment and only had a few hours to respond. So she polled friends on Google Chat to get their advice.  The range of suggested hourly rates was from $150 to $300.  The women were all at the lower end of the range, and the men were at the upper end.Her curiosity was piqued, and so she asked them the basis for their suggestions.  The women were guided by what they thought was “fair.” In contrast, the young men replied, “What’s the most I can ask for and not be perceived as a jerk?”But there is another aspect of the negotiation disparity that women should consider.In a study by Professor Linda Babcock at Carnegie Mellon, men and women asked for raises using identical scripts. People liked the men’s style, but the women were branded as aggressive—unless they gave a smile while they asked, or appeared warm and friendly.What do we do about the facts noted by Professor Babcock? Victoria Budson, executive director of the Women and Public Policy Program at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, notes that if women appear more relational in the discussion, they do better in terms of the results achieved. “They have to signal more relationally than their male counterparts to be heard the same.”Sheila English, an accomplished businesswoman and public administrator, urges women—for the sake of their own comfort in the negotiation—to rely on the same kind of interpersonal skills with which they are most comfortable in the rest of their lives. Rather than trying to enter the negotiation in a “male style”—all business, assertive, and direct from the get-go—spend time working on building a relationship with the hiring representative. In other words, play to your natural inclinations.We have recently been conducting salary negotiation workshops for college students and have proposed that they use Budson’s and English’s advice.  Here’s one recent report from Allison, a graduate student in the health professions from Tufts University School of Medicine:I was worried about negotiating because I’m young and don’t have much experience. I learned that, as a woman, I must go about the negotiation differently. Long story short, I was able to get my employer up $14k!!! Sadly, our world can still be quite sexist. After accepting this sad truth, we can still deal with the hand that we, as women, are dealt. There’s no substitute for being prepared in a job negotiation and for having done your research to know what the market values are for your prospective job.  But for women, there is another step in the negotiation process: Knowing how you may be perceived and taking steps to create a better set-up for the discussion.Farzana Mohamed and Paul Levy are the authors of a new book, How to Negotiate Your First Job.last_img read more

Liverpool, Bayern Munich target Pulisic shuts down BVB exit talk

first_imgBorussia Dortmund winger Christian Pulisic says he won’t seek to force a move away this summer.The USA international has been linked with Bayern Munich and Liverpool in recent weeks.But Pulisic says he couldn’t consider moving to Bayern: “No, that I could not do.”Asked about Premier League interest and playing in England, the youngster was also adamant.He told pennlive.com: “Nah, I mean when I was little I wanted to play in the Premier League but now that I’m in the Bundesliga I’m not planning on a move because that’s what I want to do.”I’m really happy there and I’m just kind of going with the flow and I’m happy with it.”last_img read more

What’s the Difference Between Mission and Vision?

first_imgThis is an excellent and important question. Think of the words ‘visionary‘ and ‘missionary‘. A visionary is someone who imagines possible futures. A missionary is someone who does work under the guidance of a larger objective. Similarly, the vision statement describes how the world will be different because of the existence of the group, while the mission statement provides the ‘vehicle’ for the vision; it describes the means that will be used to achieve the desired future. Because of their nature, the vision statement generally lasts for the life of the organization, while a mission statement should be revisited every two to three years to make sure that the means being used to attain the vision are still relevant. When crafting these statements for your organization, consider the following questions:Vision StatementWhat is the future you want to create for the community you wish to address?Mission StatementWhat do we do?For whom do we do it?What is the impact?Sample Vision Statements:Healthy People in a Healthy WorldLincoln Trail Libraries System envisions a future where collaboration between libraries and organizations results in easy access to information anytime, anywhere.The vision of the ASPCA is that the United States is a humane community in which all animals are treated with respect and kindness.The American Red Cross Tsunami Recovery Program envisions an enduring recovery for tsunami-affected people. Communities enjoy rebuilt physical infrastructure, restored social networks, quality health services, and vibrant economies, and are prepared for future disasters.Critical Resistance’s vision is the creation of genuinely safe, healthy communities that respond to harm without relying on prisons and punishment.Sample Mission Statements:To promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability.Crisis Nursery is committed to creating an island of safety dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect through the provision of emergency intervention, respite care and support to families in crisis.Because all children deserve excellent teachers, the Golden Apple Foundation advances the teaching profession by recognizing excellent teachers, leveraging their thinking and efforts to improve education, recruiting and preparing prospective teachers with a special emphasis on schools of need, and providing teachers access to innovative resources.The mission of LifeQuest Center is to provide educational opportunities which empower individuals to improve the quality of their lives and excel in relationships through personal growth.Lincoln Trail Libraries System connects the people of East Central Illinois to information through cooperation.The goal of Campus Middle School for Girls is to provide a safe challenging environment where all girls can develop their creative and intellectual powers, a love of learning and a passion for excellence, gain a sense of emotional and physical well-being, celebrate cultural differences, and form enduring friendships. To this end, we aim to promote confident, enthusiastic, and responsible young learners through a combination of small class size and a curriculum emphasizing the development of academic skills.Source: Elizabeth Simpson, Group Dynamics Specialist, do good Consulting.last_img read more

According to a Netflix Tech blog post Atlas was e

first_imgAccording to a Netflix Tech blog post, Atlas was engineered with performance, resilience and cost in mind, and was built with an extensive ecosystem of UIs, platforms, clients and real-time analytics around it.Codealike IDE extension tracks developers to measure productivityCodealike, a new extension for Visual Studio and Eclipse, claims to improve developer productivity by tracking and measuring coding habits.The extension includes features such as a personal developer or team dashboard aggregating information about how coding time was used over a specific timeframe. Codealike also provides behavior and code reports, a code tree (which breaks down time spent editing, reading, debugging, building or working outside the IDE), rankings and comparisons, and a timeline of coding work.More information about Codealike is available here. IBM has released the IBM Design Language, a shared vocabulary, framework and collection of resources for software design.The IBM Design Language website is a set of living guidelines for IBM’s software product design. The framework encompasses experience, visual, interaction and front-end sections, and the site includes resources such as a type scale calculator, icon template, color palettes, touch gestures, and a SASS color mix-in, along with design examples.Netflix introduces Atlas, its primary telemetry platformNetflix has released details and an API for Atlas, the centralized monitoring system underlying the streaming service’s platform and ecosystem.Atlas is a tool that allows Netflix engineers to send and query time-series data, scaled over time to handle the rapidly growing Netflix user base. The Netflix Common API, which handles tasks such as normalization, flexible legends, visualization, and deep linking, works in tandem with scaling and dimensionality mechanisms, the Atlas Query Layer, and Netflix’s simple stack language and in-memory storage to power Atlas.last_img read more

MicroStrategy unveiled the Intelligent Enterprise

first_imgMicroStrategy unveiled the Intelligent Enterprise map at its annual user conference taking place in Las Vegas this week. The map is designed to put organizations on the path of a successful data-driven future. It provides a playbook of technology combined with techniques organizations can take advantage of when planning their analytics initiatives. “Organizations large and small can now use the map of the Intelligence Enterprise to identify solutions to meet regulatory, technological, market, and competitive challenges, and turn them into opportunity and profit,” said Michael Saylor, CEO of MicroStrategy. “The most successful organizations will be the ones that embrace a cohesive analytics framework to leverage all the different intelligence assets and deliver powerful analytics and mobility solutions across the enterprise. The map of the Intelligent Enterprise shows how an organization can make full use of our products and services, and deliver transformative insight to every department, device, and constituent.”According to the map, an Intelligent Enterprise should include platform services to deploy analytics, application services to integrate solutions into apps, reusable schema to map complexities around data, federated and certified data for developers, analyst and data scientists to leverage, applications that are containerized, packaged and published to the enterprise, and security capabilities such as multi-factor, multi-layer authentication.In addition, the company reveals Intelligent Enterprise should implement a architecture that supports ad-hoc and departmental analytics, a center comprised of experts, and a program that consists of enterprise best practices.  “Nearly every organization wants one set of information that its employees can easily access and trust. The map of Intelligent Enterprise gives organizations the knowledge and insight they need to make that a reality,” said Tim Lang, senior executive vice president and CTO for MicroStrategy.last_img read more