For January transfer window, Inter Milan striker Gabriel Barbosa has confirmed his interest in moving to a Premier League club.The Brazilian promising star who was called Neymar’s heir and nicknamed ‘Gabigol’ as a result of his goalscoring exploits is believed to have drawn the attention of Premier League clubs like Everton, West Ham United and Crystal Palace.“They are all important clubs with top quality players. Hopefully, everything will be good for everyone if we reach an agreement,” Gabriel told the Daily Mail, quoted in Sports Mole.Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“There are many things involved, mainly Inter Milan as they hold my rights. It hasn’t been decided yet, but it is very unlikely I will remain in Brazil. The Premier League always had great strikers and it is a joy to watch on TV.”“It is very competitive, fast-paced and dynamic, with loads of title contenders. There is quality everywhere, that’s why everybody loves it and I am no different. It attracts me a lot. I follow the Brazilians, sometimes we talk and all of them love playing in the Premier League.”Gabriel netted 22 goals in 38 games at Santos and is worth about £18m.
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Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. December 13, 2014 This story appears in the December 2014 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » 3 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Q: What’s the best way to drive tech innovation at my company?A: U.S. businesses spend hundreds of billions of dollars per year on R&D in an effort to improve products and processes. Beth Storz is part of that equation: As president of Minneapolis agency Ideas To Go, she helps companies establish successful innovation initiatives. We asked her to tell us how to implement technology upgrades so that everyone feels involved in the process.What department should be leading R&D?For baby steps, start with operations, which should be developing the innovations for the sales department to sell. The folks in operations can tackle the questions that lead to innovation—the ones that sales can’t: Can we make it? Do we need to make it? Can we use it? Can we afford it? And, most important, Can we make money from it?What absolutely doesn’t work is sitting around a table saying, “Let’s come up with something new, operations. Go innovate!”So the sales department has no say?That’s not to say sales should be left out of the process. After all, they have a unique perspective on the needs of the customer, firsthand information on what sells, what the consumer wants, and they know the competition.How do I get my employees and teams to think about adopting tech innovation?Make sure everyone has the right mindset. It’s easy to poke holes in any idea, so your team needs to suspend judgment. First, identify what’s good in an idea—what you like, where you see potential. Deal with the “Yes, buts,” such as “Yes, but it’s too expensive,” by turning those concerns into problems to solve like, “How might we make it more affordable?”This tricks the brain into coming up with solutions instead of blasting good ideas out of the sky.How does innovation-management software help? Most of these programs help you collect, organize and develop concepts. It allows multiple users to add ideas and tweak existing ones at any time. You can use it to quickly evaluate ideas and interest in them by allowing users to vote their co-workers’ or customers’ ideas up or down. And since everything added to the platform is warehoused, teams can build on concepts for evaluation whenever they’d like.OK, but how do I make sure it doesn’t turn into a company time suck?Designate specific goals, projects, initiatives, times and expectations. If it feels like you are wasting time, then open and shut the sessions so people have a time limit on when they can enter ideas and/or evaluate them.Any recommendations for additional tools that can help?The book Moneyball demonstrates how you can come up with something new and passionately go after it. Another book, Blue Ocean Strategy, is about creating true newness for your customers through innovation and what you can learn from outside your category. And the Front End of Innovation conference, held annually in Boston, features speakers and workshops dedicated to learning about and sharing innovation. Register Now »
Tags: Sales, Sunwing Travelweek Group TORONTO — Blue Monday – that’s today, Mon. Jan. 21 – is widely considered to be one of the gloomiest days of the year but Sunwing is looking to change all that with its Blue Monday Buster Sale.A recent survey commissioned by Sunwing revealed that even just the act of planning a sunshine escape or remembering a favourite vacation can generate feelings of happiness and relieve day to day stresses. And Canadian travellers need that boost especially around this time of year, with the end of the holidays, frigid temperatures and a lack of sunlight negatively affecting peoples’ moods. Through Jan. 25 Blue Monday Buster Sale is offering savings worth up to 40% on vacation packages to top-rated resorts across the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America.In fact clients can trade in cold and snow for sun and sand and experience one of the company’s most anticipated new resorts: Royalton Cancun Resort and Spa, set open February 2019. The new property will offer All-In Luxury amenities and world-class service steps from the shops, restaurants and nightlife of the Cancun’s Hotel Zone. There’s also a rooftop Skyclub (a first for the hotel chain) which comprises an adults-only pool with panoramic ocean views, chic poolside cabanas and weekly themed parties.Other properties taking part in the promotion include the recently-opened Grand Memories Punta Cana, which offers guests unlimited access to the on-site Splash Water Park, one of the largest resort water parks in the Caribbean, together with stylish rooms, varied dining experiences and daily entertainment. Another popular resort included in the sale is Riu Ocho Rios, a AAA Three Diamond resort nestled on its own pristine white-sand beach.In destination vacationers will also find a wide range of Sunwing Experiences to choose from, including a luxury catamaran tour to Isla Mujeres, or an off-road ATV excursion in Punta Cana. Travellers vacationing in Jamaica can visit one of the island’s most famous landmarks, Dunn’s River Falls. Posted by Share Monday, January 21, 2019 Get out of the blues and into sun with Sunwing’s Blue Monday Buster Sale << Previous PostNext Post >>