Messam Jr makes perfect fit for St George’s

first_imgGregory Messam Jr has been given the responsibility of spearheading St George’s College’s attack this FLOW/ISSA Manning Cup season, and the second-generation national footballer started the campaign with a bang, as he led the North Street-based school with a hat-trick in their 9-0 rout against Kingston Technical High School (KTHS) in their opening Group C game at Winchester Park yesterday.St George’s only scored one goal in the first half.Messam Jr netted in the 21st, 57th and 64thminutes, while Alex Marshall got a brace (90, 90+7) and Shevon Stewart (59th), Jevoun McKellar (68th) and Stephen Gilzene (90+6) one each.Kingston Technical were reduced to 10 players when Dejeun Hayle was red-carded midway the second half.Last season, Messam Jr played on the flank with much success, but, according to assistant coach Marcel Gayle, the departure of central striker Amoy Brown left a big void, and Messam Jr was the obvious replacement.testimony of ability”He is a fantastic player, a kid every coach would want in their team,” Gayle commented. “But we were looking for a number nine, and we were looking, looking, and he was right in front us, and today is testimony of his ability.”I hope he can get a hat-trick every game, even though that’s not possible. I hope he gets better as the competition goes on,” he added.The star-studded St George’s, which boast players like Paul Young Jr, Gilzene, Dominic James, Stewart, Marshall, McKellar, and Messam, controlled the game from the start, but wasted countless opportunities to go ahead until Messam capitalised on a pass from Marshall to put the hosts ahead 1-0.After the interval, the Neville ‘Bertis’ Bell-coached team ran riot, and two early strikes sealed Messam’s three-timer. His second-half goals were sandwich by a Stewart strike, which was followed by another from McKellar.Kingston Technical were reduced to 10 men when Hayle saw red for handball, when the ball appeared to come off his face.Stewart added two late goals, and Gilzene netted in between his strikes to seal the biggest win of the schoolboy football season thus far.In other Group C games, Innswood stopped Ardenne 2-0 with goals from Akeem Gibbons and Steve Harris, while Denham Town edged Eltham 1-0.In Group B, Greater Portmore held Hydel to a 1-1 draw, Dunoon edged Haile Selassie 1-0, while Papine drew 1-1 with eight-man Cumberland.In Group F, Excelsior beat Ascot 4-0, Jonathan Grant turned back Norman Manley 3-2 with a brace from Geovanni Shorter, and Vauxhall defeated Spanish Town 2-0.Yesterday’s ResultsGroup BPortmore 1 Hydel 1Dunoon 1 Haile Selassie 0Papine 1 Cumberland 1Group CSt George’s 9 KTHS 0Innswood 2 Ardenne 0Denham Town 1 Eltham 0Group FExcelsior 4 Ascot 0Jonathan Grant 3 Norman Manley 2Vauxhall 2 Spanish Town 0Today’s gamesGroup DPenwood vs Charlie SmithSt Mary’s College vs STATHSGroup EKingston High vs BridgeportSt Jago vs MonaGroup GJose Marti vs CampionCamperdown vs WaterfordAll games start at 3:30.pm.last_img read more

Naomh Conaill remember the late Manus Kelly on emotional night in Glenswilly

first_imgTHE NAOMH CONAILL GAA club made a donation in memory of the late Manus Kelly on a highly-emotional evening in Glenswilly.The gesture was made before Glenswilly’s first All-County League Division One game since the tragic death of the popular father-of-five, who lost his life while competing in the 2019 Donegal International Rally.Naomh Conaill players funded a donation of €250, which will go towards Donegal Down Syndrome – a charity that was close to Manus’s heart. Naomh Conaill Chairman David Kelch presented a cheque to Manus’s parents, Donal and Jacqueline at Pairc Naomh Columba.Glenswilly’s team included Leon and Caolan Kelly, while members of the Kelly family were among the large attendance at a game won by Naomh Conaill 3-19 to 0-13. Naomh Conaill remember the late Manus Kelly on emotional night in Glenswilly was last modified: July 9th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:2019 All-County Football League2019 Donegal International RallyCaolan KellyDonal KellyglenswillyLeon KellyManus KellyNaomh Conailllast_img read more

Defender Taiwo being linked with move to Portugal

first_imgBenfica are being linked with a move for Taye Taiwo.The Nigerian left-back, who spent the second half of last season on loan at QPR from AC Milan, expects to leave the San Siro on a permanent basis this summer.“If Benfica are considering signing me for the next season, then I can only thank them for showing an interest in me,” Taiwo was quoted as saying by O Jogo.“My plan is to develop and improve myself every year and next season it will also be like that. Benfica would be a good club for me to develop and improve myself.”This page is regularly updated.Follow West London Sport on Twitter Find us on Facebooklast_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, May 8, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Not many changes in the near term forecast, but from this weekend forward, our outlook is trending just a little wetter. However, the extended period is up for grabs, with models flip-flopping quite badly. Here is our look this morning. Today will be rain-free over nearly all of Ohio. South and south west flow will allow temps to climb to normal and above normal levels today. This will increase the instability in our atmosphere as we head in to tomorrow. That is where we see the best moisture potential out of this current system. Showers arrive in western Ohio around midday, and then spread east through the balance of the afternoon. Showers and thunderstorms will be in through the overnight tomorrow night into early Friday morning, triggering .25”-.75” rains over a 80% of the state. The heaviest rains will be mostly south of I-70 where we have the best chance of thunderstorms, both strong and garden variety. Friday afternoon we will have plenty of clouds and some limited sun, although we may be able to see those clouds give way to more sun before sunset. Colder air returns behind the Thursday frontal complex. We keep sunshine into Saturday as well, but mostly in the morning and midday. Clouds increase again late Saturday afternoon. We have not been able to shake that concern about thunderstorms Saturday night into Sunday, and in fact the complex looks to be strengthening this morning. We expect rain and thunderstorms overnight Saturday overnight through all of Sunday with rain totals expected from .5”-2.5” and 90% coverage. The heaviest action again will be in southern Indiana. Clouds mix with some sunshine the rest of Sunday afternoon. Next week then is mostly dry. Partly to mostly sunny skies will be in over the region Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. A new wrinkle in the forecast allows for scattered showers next Tuesday. The amount of moisture is not that big of a story…we could see up to .3” and perhaps 40%-50% coverage through Wednesday morning.  The story, though, is the fact that the moisture in the area interrupts a potential stretch of dry days and slows drying substantially. Hopefully this moisture dissipates, but right now is looking strong enough to hang around. Another cluster of rain and thunderstorm action comes in late next week for Thursday overnight through Friday morning. Rain potential come in around .25”-.75” with 80% coverage. Friday afternoon starts to see some clearing. The map at right shows total 10 day rainfall potential, if things come together as outlined above. The bulk of the moisture shown on this map would develop Saturday overnight through Sunday. For the extended 11-16 day window, we start dry for Saturday the 18th. Models then try to bring moderate to heavy rain in for the remaining 5 days of the extended window. We are not making those kinds of changes to our forecast this morning, though, as the dramatic change in model solutions just came on quickly, out of nowhere. Instead, we will continue to look for scattered showers around Monday the 20th into Tuesday the 21st, with potential of .25”-1.5”.  We will monitor the extended period going forward, and when a true pattern shows itself, we will adjust our forecast accordingly. However, we don’t feel it is prudent to make any changes of significance this morning.last_img read more

Navigating the space between our personal and professional roles.

first_imgFriends eating pizza.By Dr. Kristen DiFilippoRecently, I listened to a physician talk about various leadership roles health professionals take on. One portion of her talk, leadership within the community you live in, struck a chord with me. Through my training as a dietitian, I felt prepared to lead my patients, but navigating what it means to be a dietitian in my own personal life has been a journey of trial and error. Early on, I tried to give my dad unsolicited dietary advice. He gently yet firmly reminded me that I am his daughter, not his dietitian. In contrast, I’ve been asked for advice that I don’t feel comfortable giving without a full nutrition consult. I’ve also been told that people, who I have never discussed food with, are nervous to have me over for dinner because of my profession. As professionals, it can be complicated to draw the line between our professional expertise and our personal lives, especially when are the profession is so closely tied to something as personal as eating. This leads me to wonder, is there a difference between our personal and professional identities? Below are some of my thoughts on how to navigate the space between our personal and professional selves.Avoid unsolicited advice. It can be hard when those we really care about are making lifestyle choices that aren’t optimal, but the key word here is choices. We can encourage, cheer, and answer questions when asked, but I’ve learned that preaching nutrition advice at an unwilling audience only leads to frustration from everybody.Know your own boundaries. For me, this means that I don’t mind a general nutrition question in conversation or from a close friend, but I am not comfortable providing nutrition advice in social settings. It is ok to say when you don’t feel comfortable answering. One strategy I use is to recommend the person the name of a dietitian who is really good in that area.Be gracious to those who have to cook and eat with you, and to yourself. I’ve had people ask me not to look at their plate, to which I usually respond that I won’t, as long as they don’t look at mine. Proper nutrition is important, but so is enjoying food. We can lead others by making healthy choices, but also by showing others that there is no such thing as perfection in nutrition.What about you, how do you navigate the space between your personal and professional self?Additional resources:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2787942http://jandonline.org/article/S2212-2672(15)00451-7/pdfThis blog was posted by Robin Allen, a member of the Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) Nutrition and Wellness team that aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Find out more about the MFLN Nutrition and Wellness concentration on our website on Facebook, on Twitter, and LinkedIn.last_img read more

Corey Brewer to sign with Thunder

first_imgJohn Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo 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 City The Lakers agreed to a buyout with the 6-foot-9 Brewer on Wednesday. He will help fill the void Andre Roberson left for the Thunder when he ruptured his left patellar tendon and was lost for the season. The Thunder have started multiple players with limited results since the injury.Brewer, 31, averaged 3.7 points in 54 games with the Lakers this season. He averaged 11.9 points per game for Houston during the 2014-15 season and has career averages of 8.8 points and 2.8 rebounds per game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBrewer played for Thunder coach Billy Donovan on Florida’s 2006 and 2007 national championship teams. LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Brazil’s Neymar sidelined for up to three months with foot surgery View comments Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving MOST READ Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Corey Brewer #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers walks to the bench as the Lakers play the Dallas Mavericks in the second half at American Airlines Center on February 10, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. Ron Jenkins/Getty Images/AFPOKLAHOMA CITY — Former Los Angeles Lakers guard Corey Brewer will sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder after he clears waivers.The move was confirmed by Brewer’s agent, Happy Walters, on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosalast_img read more

8 Great Tips From An Email Marketing Maven

first_img Email Marketing Originally published Nov 3, 2008 4:10:00 PM, updated October 30 2019 Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Scott Kirsner from The Boston Globe posted a video interview on his blog today with Gail Goodman, CEO of Constant Contact .  We’re really big fans of Gail here at HubSpot.  She is, as we say in Boston, “wicked smart” and an exceptional entrepreneur (ConstantContact went public last year).  HubSpot is fortunate enough to have Gail on our board of directors. Oh, and by the way, Gail knows a thing or two about email marketing.  ConstantContact has over 200,000 customers. Quick Tips From An Email Marketing Maven 1.  It’s all about relevance.  Be interesting.  Don’t be self-serving.2.  Keep it short and sweet so people read it immediately.  “I’ll get to it later” is the kiss of death.3.  Don’t revert to your “formal” voice when writing.  You’ve got a personality, show it.4.  Put a teaser in the email, and a link back to your website.  Engage them there.5.  Links in the email are great because they’re trackable.  You can figure out what’s working.6.  Once a month is about the right level of frequency for most small businesses.7.  Two things that get your email opened: #1:  “From” and #2 “Subject”. 8.  Most important:   Be Empathetic!   If you “listen between the lines” in the video, you’ll see several times where Gail suggests asking yourself “how would you react?”All things considered, we’d rather you focus on inbound marketing .  But, if you’re spending some energy on email marketing, you might as well do it well and get your messages read. Topics:last_img read more

How to Reap the Fruits of Social Media Pollination

first_img Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Learn how to use social media for lead generation.Download the free video to leverage Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites to generate leads and customers. Social Media When you think about it, sharing on social media is a lot like bees carrying pollen. People who come across remarkable content spread it across the web, resulting in fertile discussion and the birth of new ideas — just like pollen gives birth to new fruit. But while this amazing phenomenon transpires in social media, businesses often fail to harvest the fruits of their labor. They fail to move their website visitors down their sales and marketing funnels by converting them to leads and sales. Of course, social media is first and foremost about people and dialog. But if it is being used as a business tool, you should get some business results from it! Here are some social media tips that you can apply at the top of the funnel that will help you move people lower down the funnel.1) Be relevant to your businessWe talk about being relevant in social media, especially when it comes to Twitter.  However, if the content you’re sharing and the dialogs you’re having are not relevant to your business, where is the value to your bottom line?  Share content that is fun but also share information that will attract relevant business visitors to your site.  They are out there! 2) Be greedy for traffic Very simply, create your own content.  While it is cool to share and retweet the content of thought leaders (I’m guilty); do your business a favor and write your opinions down as a blog post every once and while and share your response! You will build your brand and thought leadership and drive traffic to your own site! 3) Use calls-to-action to facilitate conversion I cannot stress this enough!  You’ve done all the hard work for months building up followers, fans and friends.  You’ve spent countless hours writing some remarkable content, engaging with them online and bringing them back to your site.  How are you converting the relevant visitors to leads?  A simple call-to-action at the bottom of your blog posts or on your website pages can help get you those leads your business needs! 4) Make it easy to share your contentPiggy backing on the previous point.  Why not make it easy for your visitors to spread that around? A simple button like the one below can help gain you new followers and attract new potential customers. Lead Generationcenter_img Originally published Sep 16, 2009 9:00:00 AM, updated March 21 2013 Topics: 5) Build the right bridgesWhen starting out in social media and networks it is common to follow friends, family and co-workers.  More than a few people I know are obsessive about having a ton of followers.  However, it is important to cultivate the right kind of follower and friends base.  Quality is important.  Once you reach a certain critical mass quantity might become a factor, but in the short term the right people is more important than lots of people. To sum it up for all you hard working bees, it’s great to fill the top of your funnel using social media, but if you’re in it for business reasons, make sure your pollination results in some fruit that can be harvested!How have you been using social media to help with generating leads for your business?  Please share your thoughts in the comments section! Photo credit: Antonio Machado Video: How to Use Social Media for Lead Generationlast_img read more

Chart of the Week: What Buyers Want from Your Website

first_img  Success stories / case studies (73%) However, if you want to win clients, don’t overlook the remaining six elements. Even podcasts and audio content, at the bottom of the list, were rated by 40% of decision makers as being “extremely” or “very important” when deciding to make initial contact with a service provider.  .  Description of industries served (78%) Pull People to You HubSpot has compiled over 50 original marketing charts and graphs on topics including Lead Generation, Blogging and Social Media, Marketing Budgets, Twitter and Facebook Free Download: Marketing Data: 50+ Marketing Charts and Graphs to have access to these charts for use in your own presentations Topics: Buyers may not indicate elements such as blog posts, podcasts, and video as being the most important features of a website, but leveraging content can really help your product or service stand out in a crowded marketspace. We all know our website is a key part of our marketing and . As more people use the Web to find services, you want to make sure you have compelling content that is findable in search engines and draws people to you.  Professional website design and presentation (69%) Whatever marketing you are doing, the first stop for most buyers is a visit to your website. It can either , podcasts, videos, and news, or it can say the same thing as your competitors’ sites, providing a laundry list of services and a nice look, but neither helping nor hurting your chances to start or enhance a relationship. The top 4 elements should come as no surprise: Originally published Feb 10, 2010 5:15:00 AM, updated July 03 2013 Say you are going to run a webinar. You may send an invitation by email (a top way to generate attendance at webinars), directing buyers to register for the event on your website. During the registration process, you can ask them to sign up for your newsletter, allowing you to add them to ongoing marketing communications. And, on the confirmation page, you can direct them to Designcenter_img , case studies, or podcasts on related topics to the event, further engaging them with your brand and thought-leading content. more than 200 buyers of B2B services — in companies of all sizes — to rate the importance of various elements of a service provider’s website. You can go a step further and share information about the webinar and the related content items such as Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin. Doing this allows you to reach your followers and fans, some of whom may not be on your email list, as well as blog posts But when prospects visit your site, what are they looking for? What do they want to see, and what do they consider most important? To find out, RainToday These elements are the core of most firms’ websites. If something is amiss here, it will raise major questions with buyers from the get-go. Getting these elements in place is just the price of entering the game. What type of content do you have available on your website? lead generation strategy surveyed draw them in further with online resources and content  Service descriptions (87%) Web Elements Working Together – An Example via social media enhancing your Web presence Download the ebook now! Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more

3 Steps to Driving a Focused Lead Generation Strategy

first_img to focus our attention on the values and benefits customers care about and how our product can uniquely deliver them. This tool identifies the target audience (persona), names the product, its category, primary benefit meaningful to the persona, and relevant points of differentiation compared to the most likely competitive alternative. Intended for internal use only, this tool is instrumental in helping marketers stay true to the values and benefits that matter most to customers. While the positioning statement is The “engagement message” is the hook, usually expressed as a problem or opportunity designed to literally engage the target audience in a dialogue.  , now available on Amazon. He is also a speaker for our persona The “solution criteria message” suggests criteria that must be met to address the problem or opportunity shown in the engagement message, regardless of the vendor selected. We’re approaching the mid-point of 2011, and it’s time to take stock. How well are your lead gen programs performing? Be honest. the message to the prospect or customer, customer-friendly messaging can be derived from it easily. The most difficult part of the positioning statement exercise is that it forces marketers to make sacrifices. Intuitively, we know we can’t be “all things to all people.” Yet, that’s what most companies end up trying to promote. That misstep only adds to the noise and confusion in the marketplace. The positioning statement exercise is a forcing function that will lead marketers to produce clearer, tighter, and more consistent messages that prospects will hear and understand. lead generation programs they are, Step 2: The Positioning Statement Here’s the good news: it’s easier than you think to get out of this cycle of noise-producing marketing that feeds the black hole of spam filters everywhere. All it takes is a small bit of back-to-basics marketing discipline with three steps designed to help you understand the buyer. After all, in our competitive business climate, whoever understands the buyer best, wins. Hands down. When fail, they do so mainly because the messages communicated are irrelevant or ill-timed for the target audience. Our target customers are bombarded with thousands of messages every day. Unfortunately, we (as a society) have become so used to information overload, it’s become the white noise of the marketplace. As a result, the knee-jerk reaction from companies is the “ready, fire” execution of promotional offers. It’s easy for marketers to fall into the trap of believing that volume replaces the need to “aim.” they work, and Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Putting It All Together where With a keen sketch of our target persona in mind, we now need a crisp The “value message” is designed to show how life for the customer will be better than before by using the product. It’s benefit-focused. Step 3: The Message Box Lead Generation is a fictional representation of a set of real people who share similar traits or experiences. A client I was working with was interested in reaching IT leaders of the Global 3000 companies. That’s a fairly wide range of folks. We needed more specific information in order to construct an effective integrated marketing plan. To help narrow the field, we built the persona of our ideal prospect, focusing on positioning statement When it comes to effective lead gen programs, there is no substitute for a clear and crisp positioning and messaging strategy. These three steps will put you on the path to the marketing high ground.Photo Credit: Mark Hunter The “product reinforcement message” is when we introduce the product by name. Whereas the engagement and solution messages are about the buyer, reinforcement is about our product and how it is the best option for satisfying the conditions stated in the solution message. Message Box A is the best technique I know to craft a concise “elevator pitch” using language the persona will understand. Imagine a blank sheet of paper with a box in the middle. Put the name of your product in the box, and put the name of your persona in the upper left corner of the page. Surrounding the box are places for four messages: engagement (top), solution criteria (right), product reinforcement (bottom), and value (left). Each message leads into the next, transgressing in a clockwise fashion. This is a guest blog post by Mike Gospe, author of Topics: When combined, these four key messages create an effective 30-second “elevator pitch.” With a solid persona and positioning statement in hand, the Message Box exercise takes about 45 minutes. Of course, this is just the beginning of a messaging strategy. Use the Message Box to create a solid foundation from which to what characteristics Originally published May 12, 2011 9:00:00 PM, updated October 20 2016 not who build a full content strategy Marketers must stop yelling at prospects. Successful marketing today is less about direct selling and more about story telling. And people pay attention when the story is about them. The Step 1: The Persona . Lead Generation Quick-Start Series made them a good target for us with respect to our products and services. By the end of our brainstorming session, we zeroed in on this label to summarize them: “the skeptical futurist.” Key to each persona is more than just basic demographics. We also want to include information about what they think and how they make purchase decisions. Unsure where to start?  Ask a sales rep about their latest win. that will help you map the right messages (and the required content) to each stage of the prospect’s buying cycle. The Marketing High Groundlast_img read more