Crash cleared at village blackspot

first_imgEmergency services have cleared a collision which occurred earlier this morning in the village of Carrigans.The two-vehicle crash on Main Street was believed to have been caused by an oil spill.Gardaí attended the scene of the incident after 7.30am. There are no reported injuries. Traffic is moving as normal, according to AA Roadwatch.The crash is one of many to occur in the East Donegal village, where concerns are repeatedly highlighted in calls for enhanced safety measures. Crash cleared at village blackspot was last modified: April 9th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Carriganscrashlast_img read more

Liars Leading with Lies

first_imgTwice in as many weeks, I’ve had a salesperson reach out to me and begin the sales conversation with a lie.In the first case, the salesperson suggested that they were already doing business with one of my companies and recognized we needed an account manager. I didn’t believe we had a contract with this company, and I asked the salesperson who signed our contract. He replied that someone in our Human Resources department or the CFO signed the contract. Unfortunately, the company he was referring to doesn’t have a Human Resources department or a Chief Financial Officer, proof that he was indeed lying. It was all downhill from there.Fast forward one week and I get a call from a Google Certified Search consulting organization based out of London, England. They called to let me know they only represent one speaker per state in the US, and to share with me that the speaker in Ohio had just decided to move to Canada. This opened a space for me to work with them exclusively.They also suggested the speaker was obtaining four to five engagements per month because of their work. When I asked them the name of the speaker, they refused to share the name. There was no name because there was no speaker. Were there a speaker, they would have leveraged her name to gain credibility. The search consultant hung up on me.No Lies and No LiarsFor most people and be to be sales, there is little willingness or desire to begin a relationship with the prospect by lying. There are very few who would be willing to trade the their integrity and the relationship for the opportunity to explore change. In fact, most B2B sales people would prefer to protect their integrity and try again rather than do anything that would damage the possibility of a future relationship.Opportunities are too rare. Relationships are too valuable. Your long-term success in sales is dependent upon you being someone worth doing business with, and starting with a lie is an indication that you are self-oriented, smarmy, manipulative, deceitful, dishonest, and lack integrity. Not someone anyone wants as their partner in anything.It’s better to lose by being truthful than to win by lying.If you are salesperson and are being told to lie to your prospective clients as a way to create and win opportunities, you should immediately resign from that position and go to work for a company with better leaders. If you lie to your prospects because you think it makes selling easier, you should immediately find your way out of the profession. Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Marco Asensio gives Real Madrid advantage against Bayern Munich

first_img“The Champions League releases special powers in Real Madrid,” Toni Kroos had warned and there may be no power greater than the ability to resist, survive, and always advance, bruised perhaps but never beaten. Under pressure for so long, when Madrid left the Allianz Arena Raphaël Varane had a bleeding head and the team had suffered, just as Zinedine Zidane had warned they would, but they were victorious once more. It is not over but they are a step closer to a third consecutive Champions League final. Share on Messenger Read more Jupp Heynckes said his team’s performance proved Madrid could be hurt, but it was Bayern that were here. At the end, their players stood exhausted, two of them having long departed, Arjen Robben and Jérôme Boateng forced off with injury, missing most of the night and likely to miss the second leg too, trying to grasp what had happened. What had happened was this: goals from Marcelo and Marco Asensio, both superbly struck, overturned Joshua Kimmich’s opener to give Madrid a win, their third in a row here, their sixth in succession against their great European rivals.The goals were wonderfully taken, but Heynckes called them “gifts”. Mistakes defined this game as much as talent did, and Bayern’s were more decisive. One in particular cost them, a terrible error from Rafinha on the halfway line just before the hour sending Lucas Vázquez and Asensio running into space to slip in the knife. From the other end, Bayern’s players watched it unfold, their fate sealed. As they poured forward, Ronaldo and Karim Benzema fired warnings, but Bayern had no choice. They also had no way through, Madrid waiting, resisting, every ball into the box sent sailing out again.Lewandowski was slipped in late on but clipped wide. The flag was up, anyway. So was time. A moment later, beyond 90 minutes now, the ball was curled towards Corentin Tolisso, inside Madrid’s area. As he turned towards it, it bounced off the turf and over his head, Bayern’s evening defined. Concerned, Zidane sent on Asensio at half-time in place of Isco, who had taken a knock. Ten minutes later, Asensio scored a hugely significant goal. It came from a corner – for Bayern. The ball came out to Rafinha whose dreadful pass was intercepted by Asensio, who slotted it into Lucas Vázquez, two against one now, running free, Ulreich at their mercy. Vázquez gave it back and Asensio finished with class.Ribéry, relentlessly running at Carvajal and, later, Vázquez, led Bayern’s bid to turn this round. Again and again he went at them. Twice he drew saves from Navas, before Müller and Lewandowski got in each other’s way a metre from the line. Share on Facebook Reuse this content Marcelo fires home Real Madrid’s first goal. Photograph: TF-Images/Getty Images A pitch invader is halted by a steward after the final whistle. Photograph: Maja Hitij/Bongarts/Getty Images Pinterest Bayern nearly doubled their lead immediately, a swift robbery sending Lewandowski clean through straight from the kick-off, only for Varane to step across, and then Thiago Alcántara giving Ribéry the ball alone inside the area where his touch was astonishingly bad, barely able to believe it as the ball slipped away. Heynckes called it a turning point.Despite the lead, there was still a sense Bayern were not entirely comfortable although Madrid were worse in a game of surprising imprecision for two teams of such rich resources. Mats Hummels’s touch was almost as bad as Ribéry’s had been as he handed Luka Modric the ball, although he was soon involved again at the other end, volleying over from seven yards. Next, Kimmich and Ribéry made an opportunity for Thomas Müller, running in, to hit on the bounce, which Sergio Ramos blocked. But five minutes from half-time, Madrid scored. Ramos’s diagonal ball across was headed back by Carvajal and Cristiano Ronaldo leapt for an overhead kick. He made no contact but did put off Javi Martínez who backed off letting the ball bounce and Marcelo struck a superb shot into the corner.Bayern had three chances in added time at the end of the first half. Rodríguez’s free-kick found Lewandowski leaping seven yards out, but he headed straight at Navas. Ribéry beat Carvajal and clipped to the far post, where Marcelo nodded away from Müller. And from the corner, Lewandowski’s header just evaded Müller by the post. Bayern had started the night attacking and they ended it attacking too, firing off 13 shots, but Madrid are a club that considers this competition their own for a reason. As for Bayern, while James Rodríguez impressed, the early departure of Robben left them lop-sided, everything going through Franck Ribéry. A constant threat, he nonetheless had to go it alone often. He also encountered Keylor Navas, at fault for the goal but redeemed after.Bayern’s first chance came after just 25 seconds, when Rodríguez put presure on Dani Carvajal and the ball sat up for Robert Lewandowski, inside the six-yard box but at a tight angle. He hit the ball too hard to be a pass and too horizontal to be a shot but the tone appeared to be set and to begin with the pace was frenetic, the game quite direct, Bayern on the front foot.It didn’t last, and nor did Robben. He was forced off after eight minutes and within half an hour Boateng had to go too. Bayern, though, enjoyed much of the ball and by then they had taken the lead when Rodríguez’s pass sent Kimmich racing up the right. Lewandowski ran alongside and Madrid’s goalkeeper was perhaps preoccupied with him, because as Kimmich slowed slightly Navas seemed to edge towards the centre. Instead of crossing, Kimmich hit the ball hard from a tight angle sending it flying in at the near post. Sign up to The Recap, our weekly email of editors’ picks. Read more Champions League Pinterest Real Madrid showed they are vulnerable despite win, says Bayern’s Heynckes Twitter Topics Share on Twitter Bayern Munich Nasty flashback for Bayern as Real masters make them suffer again match reports Facebook Share via Email Real Madrid European club football Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Facebook Share on WhatsApp Twitter last_img read more