The One Thing You Can Do to Triple Your Productivity

first_imgThe word “secret” suggests that there is knowledge available to others that is somehow unavailable to you. There are no secrets when it comes to productivity. Instead, there are principles and disciplines not widely taught or consistently followed. The principles are available to those who would choose to study them, and the disciplines are kept by those who are willing to change their behavior. If you want to triple your productivity, here’s one principle and discipline that will make an immediate difference: Plan your work.Eliminating TimeIf you want to improve your productivity, an excellent place to start is planning the work you are going to do and when you are going to do it. I routinely have hundreds of tasks and dozens of projects in my task manager. I spend a good part of Sunday reviewing them to determine what I am going to do during the week, blocking it on my calendar (Not really on my calendar, but on my task manager. I transfer my work to my physical planner to separate it from what I am intentionally ignoring). 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 Now If you start each day by reviewing the projects and potential tasks you might attempt to complete during that day, it might take you 30 to 45 minutes to decide what to do. That is time that might have been invested in some project, some task, or some critical outcome.When you don’t know what you need to do, you spend time reviewing all your tasks, identifying your priorities, and deciding what you need to do that day. Because you have not done the work to plan your week and your days, you will give up hours that could have been spent completing those tasks. If you know what you need to do each day, you can eliminate the time spent identifying what jobs you need to complete. You can get straight to work.When you don’t plan your work ahead of time, you live in reactive mode, doing what is now urgent and important because you didn’t do something when it was only important. A task becomes urgent when you postpone completing it and shorten your timeline.Planning your work eliminates the time it takes to start working. Not planning your work reduces the time you need to complete what is important because you are running from one deadline to the next. You get to choose which of these two ways you eliminate time.Eliminating DistractionsWhen you don’t know what you need to do and when you need to do it, you can easily fall prey to the infinite distractions vying for your time and attention.Email: If you are like most people, you will start your day by opening your email inbox to look for things you need to do. Opening the inbox first is putting other people’s priorities above your own and abdicating your responsibility to your real priorities (which are also something you do to benefit others, often with a more significant and more important commitment). There will never be a shortage of emails from your company, your peers, your clients, and people you don’t know who want your time, your attention, and your money.Social: The social channels provide another source of distractions. A quick catchup on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or any of the other popular platforms is a way to avoid having to decide what you need to do, and it also feels like a respite from doing what is essential. These channels have been optimized to steal your attention and keep you on the platform as long as possible. You will find none of your priorities on the social channels.Time Waits for No OneIf your inbox steals 30 minutes, and social steals 38 minutes, and it takes you 20 minutes to decide what to do, you will have given up roughly 90 minutes, or something close to twenty percent of your day. That is twenty percent that would easily be put to better use doing almost anything on your task list, but most certainly should have been used on your highest priority.If you waste ninety minutes a day, you will have given up 330 hours in the course of a year. The root cause of your complaints about not having enough time is not a lack of time, but rather the absence of priorities, poor habits, and a lack of planning to put your priorities first.If You Want Control and ResultsA sense of control starts and ends with self-control.When you have control of your projects and your tasks, you gain a sense of certainty, that you know where things are and when they are due. When you have control over the decisions you make, the plan you make provides a sense of control—even when you are surprised by urgencies and emergencies. It’s easier to adjust a plan to deal with surprises than it is to work without a plan at all, going from one thing to the next and getting yourself caught up in “the drift.”The best practice is to plan your week before it starts. By planning your work and blocking time on your calendar, you eliminate the time it takes to figure out what you need to do each day. It also eliminates the possibility of getting mired down in other people’s priorities and the limitless distractions available to you on the small screen. Instead of opening your inbox or your browser, you get straight to work on what’s important.When you start work, knowing how you are going to spend the first ninety minutes and on what priority will ensure that you get more done in a day than most. Planning three ninety-minute blocks per day (roughly half the day), will make you one of the most productive people you know. If you want to triple your output, start by planning your weeks and days.last_img read more

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ODI 2: Indians aim to strengthen hold

first_imgIt was not the most comprehensive of wins but having taken a morale-boosting 1-0 lead in the series, India would look to press home the advantage against a nervy West Indies in the second one-dayer, here on Wednesday.The four-wicket win in the first one-dayer came after a wobbly start and the second-string Indian team would be aiming to plug the loopholes as the series progresses.Missing key players Sachin Tendulkar and regular captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the young team led by Suresh Raina benefited from the West Indians’ follies in the lung-opener.The Caribbeans, on the other hand, would hope to tilt the scale in their favour by picking up on the few positives they gained from the four-wicket loss at the Queen’s Park Oval here last night.The hosts might have lost the first game by four wickets but they were probably 30 runs and a wicket away from walking away as winners.Even though the pitch was sluggish, West Indies could have tested India with a score of 250-plus. That score was a possibility till key men Ramnaresh Sarwan (56) and Marlon Samuels (55), after an 82-run fourth wicket stand, departed in the final overs.And when the Indians batted, another wicket around the midway stage with the visitors struggling at 104 for 4, could have brought them to their knees.None of it happened and West Indies went down with five overs to spare.Encouragingly for the hosts though, experienced batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan showed signs of returning to his best and there was much heart to be drawn in the performance of young spinners Devendra Bishoo and Anthony Martin.advertisementWest Indies could do with a little more firepower at their command in the second match and it wouldn’t be a surprise if Kieron Pollard figures in the starting XI.The all-rounder, without a fail, is an asset on the field and on his day, can win a game for the side with either bat or ball.Pollard was left out of the game probably as a slap on his wrist for not preferring regional competition over the IPL. Now that the point has been made, he could be asked to bolster the side.West Indies would also be encouraged by the lack of firepower at the Indians’ command.Even though the visiting spinners are difficult to get away, they are more economical than destructive in their spells.Only if West Indies could rotate the strike — they played no less than 29.2 overs as dot balls on Monday — they could yet push Indians into disarray.For Indians, the worry is the apparent lack of class among openers. Parthiv Patel and Shikhar Dhawan have been pitch-forked to fill in for the injured duo of Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir and their start was not too impressive.But India’s strength lies in its middle-order which has a talented bunch of batsmen including Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. In fact, both of them came good in the opening match with half centuries.Only if West Indies could get into India’s middle order quickly and strike one or two fortuitous blows, they could still get the Indians in a spot.Even though spinners are a strength for the Indians and the hosts are playing into their hands, the visitors would be happy if openers could inspire faith and there is more firepower in their bowling attack.Leg-spinner Amit Mishra, preferred ahead of R Ashwin, was impressive and so was Harbhajan Singh but there was little to suggest the visitors have the necessary edge to their attack.The pace department is missing Zaheer Khan and Munaf Patel would have to produce a special effort to prove himself a worthy replacement.But given that the West Indians are desperately missing a certain Chris Gayle, the odds still favour the Suresh Raina and his men.SquadsWest Indies: Darren Sammy (capt), Lendl Simmons, Kirk Edwards, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Carlton Baugh (wk), Andre Russell, Anthony Martin, Devendra Bishoo, Ravi Rampaul.India: Shikhar Dhawan, Parthiv Patel, Virat Kohli, Subramaniam Badrinath, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Yusuf Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Ramachandran Ashwin, Munaf Patel, Praveen Kumar and Ishant Sharma.The match starts 6.30 pm (IST)last_img read more

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World Cup 2018: Diego Maradona says sorry for robbery comments

first_imgDiego Maradona has apologised to FIFA and its referees for saying that England’s last 16 win over Colombia in the World Cup was a robbery and that referee Mark Geiger was not up to the task.Maradona said sorry after being rebuked by soccer’s governing body following comments he made after England’s hard-fought penalty shootout win in Tuesday’s game.”Overcome by emotion in cheering for Colombia the other day I said a couple of things and I admit, some of them were unacceptable,” Maradona wrote on his Instagram account.”My apologies to FIFA and its president (Gianni Infantino); although I sometimes disagree with some refereeing decisions I have the utmost respect for the work – which isn’t easy – that the referees do.”2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGEEngland won the match on penalties following 120 minutes marred by squabbling, protests to the referee, play-acting and feigning injury.FIFA said it was “doing everything within its power to ensure principles of fair play, integrity and respect are at the forefront of this World Cup and how the organisation is now run.”advertisementMaradona wants to find out who spread rumours of his deathIn that context, FIFA said it was “extremely sorry to read such declarations from a player who has written the history of our game.”Maradona had said England’s win was a “monumental robbery” and that Geiger “shouldn’t be given a match of this magnitude.”He added: “Geiger, an American, what a coincidence.”last_img read more

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4 days ago​Arsenal boss Emery: We needs youngsters for success

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Arsenal boss Emery: We needs youngsters for successby Freddie Taylor4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal manager Unai Emery believes the club’s youngsters have a vital role to play as they strive for success this season.The Gunners are competing on several fronts, including the Premier League and Europa League.Squad rotation is essential if they are to maintain form and fitness over a lengthy and gruelling season.It is why Emery believes the younger players emerging in the squad have vital roles to play.”We can play better each match. It’s one process. Little by little we’re using the young players to achieve the performance, giving them confidence and experience in the matches,” Emery told reporters.”For example, Bukayo Saka is improving, helping us and taking a good performance. I know he needs to break more steps ahead in his improvement. Other players are the same.”This is the way he can give us the best performance and best way to do our way, playing maybe better sometimes. I think this is one process.”For us it’s very important to be competitive each match. We are being competitive at the moment. Being competitive we can then achieve a better way for how we can play.”If we are competitive we can use different players in different moments, some with more skill, some with more capacity to do pressing and transition. We can use them if we, like a team, can feel strong in our mentality and being competitive and consistent each match.” last_img read more

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Contribution of Civil Service to GDP Highlighted

first_img Deputy Financial Secretary of the Strategic Human Resources Management Division in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, Wayne Jones, says the immense contribution of the civil service to Jamaica’s gross domestic product (GDP) must not be underestimated by the general public. He urged civil servants to “stand up and be counted” in any related debates, by advancing the arguments about their role and importance to national development and growth, not only as members of the public sector but as citizens of Jamaica. Deputy Financial Secretary of the Strategic Human Resources Management Division in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, Wayne Jones, says the immense contribution of the civil service to Jamaica’s gross domestic product (GDP) must not be underestimated by the general public.Speaking at the Jamaica Civil Service Association (JCSA) Western Region celebratory luncheon and awards ceremony at the Wexford Court Hotel in Montego Bay on November 20, Mr. Jones cited the macroeconomic numbers, which he said prove that the civil service has been contributing to GDP growth.He also noted that the Government is celebrating another very successful year in terms of the performance of the public sector.“Quality public service is more than just the delivery of service to the so-called taxpaying public. And I must remind that we as public officers are a significant part of that taxpaying public,” Mr. Jones emphasised.“The public sector is also a net consumer of goods and services in any economy. It spends far more on the consumption of goods and services than any other sector in your economy. And, therefore, we are a significant contributor to GDP and to any growth that our economy is going to realise. We must understand that within that context, we are not nonentities,” he added.Mr. Jones said the Government is committed to working with and continuing its partnership with public-sector workers, and taking care of their interests and well-being.He urged civil servants to “stand up and be counted” in any related debates, by advancing the arguments about their role and importance to national development and growth, not only as members of the public sector but as citizens of Jamaica.“We in the Ministry, which is responsible for the public service, seek every opportunity to help in that effort of educating and reminding our public that we do, in fact, work hard; we work smart; we work efficiently and effectively, recognising that there are more areas that require improvements and require those improvements swiftly,” he added.The JCSA presented eight awards to members of the respective parish associations in western Jamaica, during the ceremony. The awardees were Ann Small and Keneisha Robinson of Trelawny; Marvaline Jones and Brandon Clarke, Hanover; Shara-Lou Porter and Christine Perry, Westmoreland; and Fiona Banton and Petrina Hudson, St. James. Story Highlights Speaking at the Jamaica Civil Service Association (JCSA) Western Region celebratory luncheon and awards ceremony at the Wexford Court Hotel in Montego Bay on November 20, Mr. Jones cited the macroeconomic numbers, which he said prove that the civil service has been contributing to GDP growth.last_img read more

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George Clooney Urges New Approach to Peacemaking in Africa

first_imgIn a new op-ed in Foreign Affairs, The Sentry co-founders George Clooney and John Prendergast highlight the fatal flaw in peacemaking in Africa.They warn that “without taking aggressive measures to go after the spoils that drive conflict in South Sudan and other African countries, it is difficult to imagine any future other than one of deepening repression, growing famine, and spiraling warfare.”The Sentry is composed of best-in-class financial forensic investigators, policy analysts, and regional experts who follow the dirty money and build investigative cases focusing on the corrupt transnational networks most responsible for Africa’s deadliest conflicts. By creating a significant financial cost to these kleptocrats through network sanctions, anti-money laundering measures, prosecutions, and other tools, The Sentry aims to disrupt the profit incentives for mass atrocities and oppression, and creates new leverage in support of peace efforts and African frontline human rights defenders. The Sentry’s partner, the Enough Project, undertakes high-level advocacy with policy-makers around the world as well as wide-reaching education campaigns by mobilizing students, faith-based groups, celebrities, and others. Co-founded by George Clooney and John Prendergast, The Sentry is an initiative of Not On Our Watch (NOOW) and the Enough Project. The Sentry currently focuses its work in South Sudan, Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, and the Central African Republic.“Every year, billions of aid dollars pour into Africa: taxpayers and donors around the world fund peacekeeping forces, state-building programs, humanitarian assistance, elections, and peace processes,” wrote Clooney and Prendergast. “But none of this support has been able to keep corrupt leaders and their network of beneficiaries from stealing billions of dollars.“This is the fatal flaw of peacemaking in Africa: those supporting mediation lack the leverage necessary to stop corrupt figures from using their forces to bomb, burn, imprison, silence, torture, starve, impoverish, kill, and rape to maintain or gain power.“Serious financial pressure with real bite is not only possible; it has proved effective in the past.“A comprehensive strategy of using financial pressure for peace and human rights in South Sudan and other African war zones would cost very little. But it would give African mediators and their supporters in Washington, London, and elsewhere leverage in peace negotiations.”In less than two years, The Sentry has created hard-hitting reports and converted extensive research into a large volume of dossiers on individuals and entities connected to grand corruption, violence, or serious human rights abuses. The investigative team has turned those dossiers over to government regulatory and law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and around the world, as well as to compliance officers at the world’s largest banks.To read the full op-ed, click here.last_img read more

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Blake Griffin Gets 95 Million Extension From Clippers

Blake Griffin said he did not want to leave the Los Angeles Clippers and it looks like he will be the centerpiece of the franchise —  and wrecking rims in L.A —  for years to come.The powerful and explosive power forward agreed to a five-year extension with the Clippers worth as much as $95 million if he is voted an All-Star starter again or named to a second All-NBA team next season under the so-called “Derrick Rose Rule” in the new collective bargaining agreement.“I feel good about them (the Clippers),” Griffin told ESPNLosAngeles last weekend at Team USA’s training camp in Las Vegas. “Like I’ve said, everything’s been positive. Everything’s been moving forward. It’s been a good experience. I’m not a believer in breaking up something that’s working.”The Rose rule allows a player finishing his rookie contract to make 30 percent of a team’s salary cap — up from 25 percent — if he’s twice been voted an All-Star starter, twice been voted All-NBA or won an MVP award.Under another clause in the new CBA, rookies may extend their contracts by four years. However, a team may designate one player to sign a five-year extension.Griffin was always going to be the Clippers’ designated player, according to sources within the organization. However, had Eric Gordon not been traded to the New Orleans Hornets last December as part of the Chris Paul trade, it might have created a problem.With Griffin the only player on the Clippers’ roster in line for such an extension and his place in the league firmly established — he was the rookie of the year in 2011, as well as a two-time All-Star — he will receive the designation.Griffin’s extension would begin with the 2013-14 season. He would be able to opt out of the final season of the contract but is otherwise committed to the franchise through 2018.Since drafting Griffin No. 1 overall in 2009, the Clippers have tried to surround him with a mix of talented young players and veterans that could help him succeed and the franchise to win. read more

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WBNS stops student radio

The estimated 200 listeners of The Underground’s webcast of Ohio State football games might have to turn to other means of media to cheer on the Buckeyes this season.Steve Snapp, the OSU sports information director, told Aaron Stollar, director of the sports department at the Underground, to cease broadcasts of the games immediately. Stollar was told that WBNS – The Fan 1460 AM and 97.1 FM – has an exclusive $1.5 million deal for the rights to broadcast football games.The Underground had been offering a completely free webcast of the games, while WBNS’s service charges a monthly fee through the athletic department’s Web site. Both Snapp and Director of Athletics Andy Geiger denied that there is a charge for the service, Stollar said.Stollar admitted The Underground is technically in violation of the contract signed by WBNS, but that everyone at its station thought the games could still be broadcasted without a problem.“I guess The Fan sees our 150-200 viewers a week as a threat,” Stollar said.Scott Barthelmas, who announces OSU games along with Stollar every Saturday, calls the ordeal an “odd situation.”“We’ve been doing this a long time, and the communication from the athletic department has not been clear,” he said.Ruth Gerstner from Student Affairs said she was surprised the Underground had been allowed to broadcast games. She said anything other than the WBNS broadcast would be violating the contract made by the athletic department and WBNS, which holds exclusive rights to the games.The athletic department gave The Underground $3,000 in August in order to ensure the broadcast capabilities of the station. The Underground broadcasts many Ohio State sports, including football.In an article which appeared in the Oct. 3 issue of The Lantern, Snapp said it was important for students to hear a wide variety of games from the perspective of other OSU students. He also said Geiger wanted to assist the troubled organization so it could continue broadcasting games.“Student affairs tells us to be more visible, and get our name out there and advertise, and then we get shut down,” Stollar said.Barthelmas and Stollar both said they might be able to solve the issue and keep broadcasting the games on Saturdays, but they might need some help from Geiger, whom Stollar said is on their side.Numerous phone calls to Snapp and Geiger were not returned.“Nothing is final as of yet,” Stollar said. “This could still be worked out.” read more

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Football Ohio State coaches mostly rated meets expectation in 2016 performance reviews

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer observes the field at Memorial Stadium prior to the Buckeyes’ season-opening 49-21 win over Indiana on Aug. 31 in Bloomington, Indiana. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorOhio State football coaches, including coach Urban Meyer and each assistant coach who remains on the staff from the 2016 season, either exceeded or met expectations in their overall ratings, according to performance evaluations obtained by The Lantern through a public-records request.Meyer was reviewed by Athletics Director Gene Smith while Meyer evaluated every assistant coach. The reviews were conducted in June. Each assistant coach rated himself in a variety of categories and added comments and goals with input from Meyer. The head coach added overall comments at the bottom of the documents.Reviews of former co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Luke Fickell, former co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tim Beck and former co-offensive coordinator and tight ends coach Ed Warinner were not completed because they departed before reviews took place. Urban MeyerDespite reaching the College Football Playoff, Meyer received a “performance meets expectations” when determining the competitive success of the program. “Reaching the CFP represents another milestone!” Smith wrote in Meyer’s review.Meyer earned an overall rating of “exceeds expectations.” He was given exceptionally high reviews for Ohio State’s off-field performance. “The academic performance of all students represented the best in many years,” Smith wrote. “Embedded with that is the ever growing positive culture. The young men represent the highest character almost across the board. Urban’s continued approach as an excellent community engager (all communities) is significant for the entire university.”According Smith’s review, Meyer’s performance exceeded expectations in the academic success of the program, commitment to compliance, “student-athlete welfare,” leadership and “public relations/donor relations.”  The head coach met, but did not exceed, expectations with his communication and budget management.Smith noted that Meyer should continue to strive for a team GPA of above 3.0, which, according to Meyer’s contract, would result in the coach receiving a $50,000 bonus. Meyer was told to continue to focus on “cultural and behavioral issues all students face,” to “think outside of the box on education about these issues” and to recruit “the most talented and gifted players and put them in position to win championships.” Greg SchianoDespite having only worked with the former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach for one season, Meyer called defensive coordinator and safeties coach Greg Schiano the “best coach I’ve worked with.”Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano shakes hands with players prior to fall camp on Aug. 5. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports Editor.In his first year with Ohio State last season, Schiano worked with Fickell as co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach. He is one of two coaches to give himself a five out of five — which means he exceeded expectations — in his overall rating as a coach.Unsurprisingly, given first-round draft pick Malik Hooker’s ascendance last season, Schiano earned positive comments from Meyer based on his unit’s strength and performance, development of his unit, and recruiting. The head coach also gave Schiano positive reviews for his leadership of the defensive staff, creativity in the system, loyalty and his demand of accountability.Schiano positively evaluated his unit’s productivity, position productivity, player development, teaching methods, “thirst for knowledge” and “selfless recruiting.” The defensive coordinator noted he should work on patience, enlisting Meyer’s support earlier in the recruiting cycle and turning administrative paperwork in on time.Larry JohnsonOhio State defensive line coach Larry Johnson walks to the practice field at fall camp on Aug. 5. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports Editor.Having developed and recruited one of the more dominant units in college football, it comes as no surprise that defensive line coach Larry Johnson was the second of the two assistant coaches who gave himself a five out of five overall rating, which means the coach exceeded expectations.Johnson earned positive comments from Meyer for his recruiting, player development, unit performance, loyalty, ability to get players to the NFL, “expertise at his trade” and his motivation of the team. Meyer wrote that Johnson should use his motivational skills more often.In the review, Meyer noted Johnson needed to work on continuing to develop young players and enhance defensive game planning.Kerry CoombsCornerbacks coach and special teams coordinator Kerry Coombs, whom Meyer calls an “elite coach,” earned high marks for his productivity and development of his players on the field. Coombs determined the cornerback play was “very effective” and highlighted the development of first-round picks Marshon Lattimore and Gareon Conley.Ohio State cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs fires up the team prior to fall camp on Aug. 5. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports Editor.Coombs rated his recruiting as exceeding expectations and Meyer listed it as a positive. The cornerback coach noted the Buckeyes had a “very good [2017] class both in area recruiting and position recruiting.” But Meyer also noted Coombs had “too many misses in recruiting.”Given the loss of Lattimore and Conley, Meyer noted Coombs needed to work on development of young players and said it would be key for the 2017 season. He mentioned Coombs needed to continue enhancing special teams and work on game planning due to his additional responsibilities as assistant coordinator, defense.The head coach listed Coombs’ loyalty, special teams enhancement and motivation, enthusiasm and energy in all aspects of the program, staff chemistry, leadership of the freshman class and unit performance as positives.Coombs wrote that even though punt, kick return and kickoff units reached “Ohio State Standards” last season, the Buckeyes’ punt return must improve this year. The special teams coordinator also noted that Tyler Durbin, a walk-on kicker, exceeded expectations and punter Cameron Johnston was honored as first-team All-Big Ten. Zach SmithThough wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator Zach Smith wrote his goals were to be the “Best in America” as a recruiter, wide receiver coach, unit leader and staff member, he was the only two coaches to give himself a three out of five — meaning he marginally met expectations — on his productivity and development of his players on the field.Ohio State wide receivers coach Zach Smith talks to junior wide receiver Eric Glover-Williams prior to fall camp on Aug. 5. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports Editor.Meyer wrote that Smith needed to work on the unit behavior, referring to “last year failures.” He also mentioned Smith needed to work on his unit strength, “equating the meeting room,” “personal matters,” “focusing on the task” and special teams.Smith earned positive comments for his creativity in recruiting, with his unit and the offense as a whole. Meyer noted Smith’s knowledge of the offense as a positive, but said he needed to use it. The receiver coach’s recruiting, adaptivity to new coordinators and enhancement of his unit’s offseason schedules, were positively evaluated by Meyer.The wideout coach wrote that he should enhance his productivity in recruiting, with the goal to “be the best.”Tony AlfordRunning backs coach and assistant head coach for offense Tony Alford gave himself a four out of five, meeting expectations for the productivity and development of his players on the field. Running back Mike Weber was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2016 when he rushed for 1,096 yards. But Alford noted he needs to get more production from the backup running backs.Ohio State running backs coach Tony Alford prepares for practice at fall camp on Aug. 5. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports Editor.Alford earned positive reviews for his recruiting, “development of his unit,” loyalty, staff chemistry and “preaching of Ohio State culture.” Meyer noted that he has had “zero issues” with the running backs off the field and mentioned the unit had a strong cohesion.According to Meyer’s review, the third-year Ohio State assistant coach must work on “equating the meeting room,” game-planning, speaking in front of the team and becoming the best in the country.Alford wrote that one of his goals is to continue on the path of professional growth in order to obtain a head coaching job. He also listed having his unit held in high regard by the team and coaching staff as a goal.Greg StudrawaThough two players — right guard Billy Price and center Pat Elflein — earned first-team All-American honors last season, offensive line coach Greg Studrawa gave himself either a three or four out of five (both were circled on the evaluation) in terms of his overall rating as a coach.Ohio State offensive line coach Greg Studrawa coaches his unit at a fall practice on Aug. 5. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports Editor.He evaluated himself as a three out of five — marginally meeting expectations — for the productivity and development of his players on the field. Studrawa wrote he needs the unit to improve pass protection and finish blocks more consistently. The need for improvement extended off the field as the offensive line coach evaluated himself as marginally meeting expectations for his off-field social productivity and development, writing he needs to “continue to stress social behavior.”Studrawa wrote that his goals are to have the best offensive line in the country, improve at staying involved in players’ lives outside of football and a continuation of leadership development.Studrawa earned high marks from Meyer for his passion, creativity and productivity in recruiting, as well as his caring for players and family involvement.According Meyer’s review, the offensive line coach must work on improving his unit’s culture, specifically its toughness and fundamentals. Meyer also noted Studrawa needs to work on improving “unit pride,” his value in the offensive staff room, “ownership and understanding of the offense,” and his relationships with the staff, including strength and conditioning coach Mickey Marotti. Meyer also mentioned Studrawa need to work on his use of sarcasm. There is “no place for it,” Meyer wrote.View the full performance evaluations here: Urban Meyer, Greg Schiano, Larry Johnson, Kerry Coombs, Zach Smith, Tony Alford, Greg Studrawa read more

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Paris SaintGermain in chase of in NGolo Kante

first_imgChelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante has been in one of the Premier League’s most consistent performers in recent years and PSG have is keen on a £90million move for the Chelsea star.The Qatari-owned French giants want to make the 26-year-old their latest Galactico after bringing in Neymar and Kylian Mbappe for a total of over £300million last summer, reports The Mirror.He was nominated for the prestigious Ballon D’Or award last year after helping Chelsea to clinch their second title in three seasons.The widely-admired star joined a select band of players to win the League in successive seasons after previous success with Leicester.Neymar responds to PSG criticism with a stunning winner Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Despite all the backlash he got today at Parc des Princes, Neymar responded by scoring a stunning winner vs Strasbourg.We all knew that Neymar’s…Kante made his senior debut at Boulogne and then spent two seasons at Caen, the latter in Ligue 1. In 2015, he joined Leicester City for a fee of £5.6 million and became an integral member of the club’s first ever Premier League win in his only season at the club.In 2016 he joined Chelsea for a reported fee of £32 million, winning the league again in his first season. He also won the PFA Players’ Player of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year and became the first outfield player to win back-to-back English league titles with different clubs since Eric Cantona in 1992 and 1993.Kanté made his senior international debut for France in 2016. He was included in their squad that finished runners-up at that year’s European Championship.last_img read more

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