“He will come back” – Norwich hopes of signing dealt blow,…

first_imgNorwich City’s hopes of keeping Ondrej Duda beyond this summer have been dealt a blow, with Hertha Berlin planning on keeping him long-term. Duda joined Norwich on loan in the January transfer window, as manager Daniel Farke looked to add creativity to his relegation-threatened side.The midfielder arrived having found his chances of regular game time at Hertha Berlin limited following the arrival of Jürgen Klinsmann as manager.He’s been a regular for the Canaries since making the switch, racking up eight appearances in all competition since his arrival.Embed from Getty ImagesThey may have been hoping to turn his move into a permanent one in the summer, but those prospects have now been dealt a blow.According to Kicker, Norwich do not have an option to buy at the end of his loan, so Hertha are planning to take him back to the club as Klinsmann has long since departed.In fact, sporting director Michael Preetz has confirmed as much when asked about the on-loan midfielder.“We are planning 100 per cent with Ondrej, he will come back”, he told the newspaper.“He has shown how much he can help a team that has a functioning axle.“In winter, he was tired of the personal constellation we had in the coaching position because he saw no prospects for himself. He always wanted Hertha.”by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameBuild a Beautiful City and Play With Your FriendsForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoGrepolis – Online Free GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this Game! Already 35 Million PlayersGrepolis – Online Free GameUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥Undolast_img read more

More fight needed from middle order, laments Reifer

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – West Indies head coach Floyd Reifer has urged the middle order to take more responsibility following yet another batting collapse which led to the home side’s 59-run defeat to India in the second One-Day International here Sunday. The Windies were 148 for three in the 28th over in pursuit of a revised target of 270 off 46 overs but lost their last seven wickets for 62 runs to be dismissed for 210 off 42 overs on a good surface at Queen’s Park Oval.Opener Evin Lewis top-scored with 65 while Nicholas Pooran, batting at number five, got 42 but no other batsman passed 20.Interim West Indies head coach, Floyd Reifer.“We’ve got to continue to learn from this experience. The guys in the middle order have to show a bit more fight and a bit more grit, more determination to build those long partnerships,” Reifer said. “Again, we were in front of the game [but] we just find a way to give away our wickets. It’s just a matter for us now to learn from our mistakes … and try to dig deeper and work out a way out we’re going to handle the stressful positions that we put ourselves in.”A pleasing aspect of the batting was the return to form of Lewis, who has struggled of recent. He struck an unbeaten 40 in the rain-abandoned first ODI in Guyana and again looked in good touch with his sixth one-day half-century.Reifer said behind the scenes the Trinidadian had been working hard to turn around his form. “He has been doing a lot of work in the nets. In the last couple of days we’ve worked on his head position, trying to get his head behind the line of the ball [and] hitting the ball more in the ‘V’ instead of falling over the wicket,” Reifer explained.“That’s something he was [aware] of and he worked on it for the last couple of days and you can see the results. He’s getting consistent with the bat and let’s hope he can go on and make a big hundred for us the next game.”West Indies would have been satisfied at the halfway stage of the contest after limiting the powerful India batting lineup to 279 for seven off their 50 overs. Capain Virat Kohli stroked 120 – his 42nd ODI hundred – while Shreyas Iyer struck 71, the pair posting 125 for the fourth wicket which proved the bedrock of the innings.Once they were separated, however, West Indies pegged back the Indians, with seamer Carlos Brathwaite leading the attack with three for 53.“I thought the bowlers bowled very well to restrict India … I thought it was a very good effort from the bowlers,” Reifer said. “Guys bowled lines and lengths, with variations of pace. I thought Carlos Brathwaite bowled really well, Roston Chase had a very good spell [and] all the other bowlers chipped in. [Sheldon] Cottrell again [was] a champion so I thought the bowling unit did well.“I thought the fielding was up to par as well. We can improve some more on the fielding but it’s an improvement and we’re doing better in that area. So I thought the bowlers bowled very well to keep India under 300.”West Indies take on India in the final ODI here tomorrow.last_img read more

The Tipping Point

first_imgby, David Goff, ChangingAging ContributorTweet8Share58Share1Email67 SharesA report from the Slow LaneI’ve been hearing about The Tipping Point for a long time. In all that time I have been interested.I want to know how, and when, everything is going to change. I have heard a lot of theories about the dynamics that will catalyze lasting alteration. These things run the gamut. In my estimation The Tipping Point has become, to we New Age types, equivalent to the Second Coming. I am of the opinion that the Tipping Point, if it is out there, or if it depends upon others, or something else, isn’t going to ever happen. Here is what I mean.I have heard so many theories about reaching critical mass. In groups, if only a certain number of people would wake up, waking would be easier, and more likely, for others. This is an appealing idea. It is like the idea of the one-hundredth monkey. If we could just wake-up enough of us, we could wake-up the rest of us. I certainly sympathize with this idea. I’m very invested in the idea of some kind of mass awakening, especially the awakening part.I want there to be some kind of Tipping Point, some way to believe that things will change, that systems will re-align for the better. I think I am an optimist, a glass half-full kind of guy. But, I am troubled. I like thinking that a Tipping Point is coming, but I’m having a hard time in the meantime. I can’t get over the thought that the Tipping Point might just be like the Tooth Fairy, a wish-fulfilling fantasy for hard times. I don’t like this thought much, I want to relegate it to the back of my mind, with the other anxious ideas that threaten my equilibrium. But, the possibility that The Tipping Point is not out there, haunts me.I have this notion, vague and only partially formed, that the Tipping Point really does exist, but it is like the Spirit of Christmas, not out there, in gifts, trees, lights, or a jolly fat man, but in here, in the way I am. I think that the Tipping Point is a reality, because I am it. I like this idea. I feel more empowered, more responsible certainly, like a carrier of good news. I am the Tipping Point. I am the change I want to see. I don’t have to wait for anyone, or anything else, the planets don’t have to align, I just have to show up.I have the power to change the world, not in any magic wand-waving way, but in some day-to-day showing up sort of way. Oh, that can’t be true, could it? Wait a minute, lets not get too carried away with our selves. There is a difference between Tipsy, as in drunk with your self, and the Tipping Point, when things become different.But, wait a minute again, if I really show up, if I really am myself, if I really embody wakefulness, doesn’t that change any scene I’m in? I think so. I have to really show up though, as myself, as the curious, uncertain, bi-pedal crackpot I am. Yes, that is unusual, the scene is tipped, maybe not dramatically or decisively, but more humanly. I have this strange feeling that the Tipping Point, isn’t just one point, but is the cumulative effect of a lot of little tipping points. I can’t help but feel that a lot of little moments call out to us… “be humanly true.” Then it seems that The Tipping Point is a reality, a moment when I can act. I believe in The Tipping Point, especially when I act like it is here, where I am.It all adds up. The more little local Tipping Points I participate in, the more the world changes. This requires me to pay attention, to show up, to tell the truth and to let go of my preferred outcome. If I can shift, in the moment, then it all shifts. The moment becomes the opposite of a terrorist suicide bombing. Instead of death and collateral damage to the fabric of social trust, we have life and collateral binding, a strengthening of the bonds that connect us.I don’t think the Tipping Point is out there, waiting for some appropriate sacred moment, I think it is in here, as available as I am. I would rather it wasn’t so dependent upon me, I am inconsistent, and so many moments escape me. But, the truth is, if I am truly responsible for the shift that is required to tip a situation, then I am more likely to pay attention, and look for the moments when I can make a difference.I was happy when I learned that elders were more likely to really be in possession of themselves. The thought that one can become oneself, that one can achieve freedom, turned me on. I was even happier when I realized that the most subversive thing a elders can do was be true to themselves wherever they are. All we have to do, to make a difference, to tip things, is be true to ourselves. Wow! The Tipping Point is dependent on me being myself!Can I just be myself? The jury is still out on that one, but I have to admit that it helps me be present when I know that the difference I want to make is the same as my struggle to be me. The Tipping Point is me becoming true to me in the moment. Paradoxically, such an achievement appears to be, the greatest gift I can give to you, and the rest of the world.The Tipping Point is my entrance into the world, it is the audacity of me being my broken, unknown, awkward, inarticulate self. This seems unbelievable to me, and I know that this disbelief is part of what I have to overcome if the tipping is going to occur. I have been waiting for the Tipping Point like it was something outside my influence, but for the New Year, I think I will fulfill the Mayan Prophecy. 2015 will be the year the world changes, because I will occupy myself.Related PostsThe Grandmother GeneBecause I was thinking a week or so ago about looking grandmotherish, it’s a good time to mention my theory of the grandmother gene. When I was in high school in the mid-1950s, it was more common for girl graduates to get married and have babies than go to college.…It Starts HereLately I’ve been writing about the impending collision between the Post War generation (often referred to as the “Boomers”) and the Iron Law of Aging. Let’s review that Iron Law… Every day we all wake up one day older. The problem is that the generation that lionized youth, the generation…Virtual Book Tour: Dr. Jeffrey Rubin and “The Art of Flourishing”We are delighted to welcome Dr. Jeffrey Rubin to our Virtual Book Tour today. What follows is a crosspost of his interview with HeadButler.com’s Jesse Kornbuth – Take it away, Jesse:Talk about conflicted! Jeffrey Rubin has been a friend for a decade. L…Tweet8Share58Share1Email67 Shareslast_img read more