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Scolari Backs Brazil And Barca

Well, Bunyodkor are champions of the Uzbek League and Scolari is looking forward to the challenge of leading his team to the AFC Champions League title as well as a place at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. But the man behind Scolari taking this coaching job is Brazilian Rivaldo, who now plays for Bunyodkor. Scolari admits that he was also, “…fascinated by the ambition of the Bunyodkor chiefs. A project of this scale is a fantasy!”
Soccer Crazy!
Coach Scolari, who is currently on an 18 month contract with Bunyodkor, is confident that Uzbekistan has a great future in the world of soccer. He feels that they have a lot to offer and will make their mark in due course. He complimented the talented young team for having qualified for the U-20 World Cup in Egypt this year. According to Scolari, this soccer crazy nation plays a game closer to the improvisational South American style than the tactical European style. “Uzbekistan soccer is half tactical and half technical,” is how coach Scolari puts it.
Big Ambitions
As of now, Scolari’s eyes are set on the Asian Champions League, which he hopes his team wins. His ambitions for Bunyodkor and himself are quite high, considering he wants the team to win every single tournament they participate in! That’s a tall ambition for any coach, even one of Scolari’s ranking! Talking about ambition, Bunyodkor recently made headlines with its claim that it was about to sign on famous Internazionale soccer shirt number 9, Samuel Eto’o! Though Scolari refused to say anything about the Eto’o deal, he did reveal that he definitely has plans to bring some big stars to Bunyodkor soon and is on the lookout.
Brazil & Barca rule!
A candid Scolari admitted that being a Brazilian, he considers Brazil as the world’s best international team. On the club level, he thinks Barcelona is the best. Having been around for so many years, Scolari has seen the game of soccer change drastically. He feels that it’s become more of a money making business with soccer players constantly transferring from one club to another. Earlier, players were worried about earning the reputation of being mercenaries. This ace coach is happy to note the great improvements in science, technology and marketing, which are now so much a part of the game. He even feels coaching has changed over the years, with teams relying a lot more on their coaches.
Well, Scolari, your team is certainly relying on you and knowing you it won’t be long before Uzbekistan takes centre stage on the pitch in their national team’s World Cup soccer uniforms! As for Scolari’s ultimate dream, it is to go back to his country and end his career in Brazil before retiring……

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How to Look Fashionable Whilst Enjoying Outdoor Sports

There are many different kinds of sporting events that take place outside. These outdoor sports events are attended by many people and looking good in what you wear can be just as enjoyable as winning the game you’re playing. Whether you engage in a particular outdoor sport or you simply want to look fashionably sporty, there are some good looking choices on the market today.
Some of the more popular outdoor sports include hiking, rock climbing, trail running, surfing, skiing, fly fishing and camping. The list of various types of sports clothing for these enjoyable events is a lengthy one at the least. Wetsuits, board shorts and swimwear for men and women are designed from hot colors and spectacular fashion creations that allow you to catch the attention of the crowd with excellent sportsmanship and great looking clothing.
When you’re climbing the rocks, whether it’s a rock wall or an actual mountain side, you can find many ways to look good in shells, insulation, trekking shorts, trekking shirts and climbing jackets. Durable sports clothing is necessary to ensure you’re wearing the right clothing for the sport. Choosing clothing that looks good as well shows people your flare for fashion as well as your sensitive to being dressed appropriate.
Choosing good looking outdoor sports clothing also ensures your safety as you enjoy the sport. Did you know that you can also dress in good looking clothing that’s environmentally friendly? Many people are interesting in finding ways to preserve the planet. Some manufacturers of many of the best looking designs in outdoor sports clothing are answering the call for environmentally friendly clothing by making their garments from recycled fabrics such as recycled fleece, merino wool and hemp. These manufacturers are also donating some of their proceeds to organizations that work to preserve the earth.
The Internet is one of the best places to start your search for clothing that you can choose to create a fashion statement that is appropriate for the sport you’re about to engage in. With so many websites that have their outdoor sports clothing available for viewing in 360 degree pictures, you can see the various designs in vivid color and detail before you order.
Wearing the proper clothing for the outdoor sports event you are participating provides you with the best way to engage in the sport safely. The wrong type of clothes can pose a safety hazard that may result in an injury to yourself or others. Thanks to the many fashionable designs on the market today, you can wear the proper clothing and look stylish at the same time.
Whether you’re getting ready to head down the ski slopes of Aspen, plan to surf the waters in Hawaii, or some other sporting event, you need to wear the right clothing. Take the time to research the various manufacturers for good looking sporting clothing. You’ll most likely be delighted to find that you can find clothing and shoes to coordinate a complete outfit and come out a winner in the sport and with how you look.…

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Why Arbitrage is Not For Most People

Betting arbitrage is a complex betting strategy that takes advantage of different odds calculations by different bookmakers. Basically, when separate bookmakers differ in their opinions or calculations, one can make strategic bets with both bookmakers that ensure that the bettor makes a profit regardless of the outcome of the event. While this strategy has been shown to work, there is much more to it than simply understanding how to make the requisite bets.
There are many betting systems available on the market that use the basic principles of betting arbitrage as their basis; however, they often fail to mention some of the serious drawbacks to such systems. The prepackaged systems for sale generally describe how to make the required bets and explain the general principles behind them. In that arbitrage betting is quite complex, this is certainly a good first step for someone wanting to use this strategy, but these systems deliberately downplay or ignore the more demanding aspects of using this system.
One feature of arbitrage betting that is almost entirely ignored by those selling arbitrage based systems is the amount of time it takes. To use arbitrage effectively one has to analyze the odds quoted for every event by at least two – and usually more – bookmakers in order to identify the discrepancies between them. After this, one has to calculate the amount of money to be bet with each company in order to make effective arbitrage bets, and then one has to place the bets in accordance with each bookmaker’s rules and procedures and keep track of them all.
Further, one has to monitor continuously for bet cancellations, because if one bookmaker cancels a particular bet, then all the related bets have to be canceled to avoid losses. The effective use of sports arbitrage to make significant money is often done by large operations that include one group of people keeping track of everything online and making the calculations and another group of people who do all the “leg work” of making and managing the bets.
Another aspect of arbitrage betting that is often downplayed is the amount of money needed to make a meaningful return. In general, arbitrage betting provides small but guaranteed returns. This means, in order to make significant amounts of money, one has to bet significant amounts of money. Further, arbitrage betting by definition requires making multiple bets with multiple companies, so one is not just making one large bet but two or more large bets.
Further, since many bookmakers make it easy to deposit money but make it more difficult to withdraw it, the bettor’s ability to shift money between companies is significantly reduced. This is why many successful arbitrage operations keep most of their profits tied up in their accounts with each bookmaker and they also tend to have a large pool of reserve capital on the side that can be deposited when needed.
While it has been conclusively proven that arbitrage betting does work, it is still not appropriate for most individual bettors. Quite simply, most people lack the skill, the time, and the money to effectively use arbitrage betting to their advantage. This means that the prepackaged systems one can buy, that often include overpriced software programs that do not work, are frequently a complete waste of time and money.…

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How To Break A Hitting Slump Right Now – 42 Things To Tell Yourself At The Plate

Every day, I get calls from players, parents and coaches who want to break hitting slumps or to end hitting slumps quickly and efficiently.

The callers typically say things like, “My son is great in the cage, but he is terrible when the pressure is on and when is at the plate.”

“My kid has a great swing. He is mechanically perfect. He works with a top hitting coach. He looks different when he gets up to bat in a big game.”

“I was a great hitter in high school and in college. I have not been able to hit at all, since I started to play pro ball.”

Now, some hitting slumps are more complicated to break than are others. However, there is one thing that has helped lots of baseball players to end frustrating slumps. And that is adjusting what they are thinking or telling themselves when they prepare to hit during a game.

You can think of this idea as kind of mantra or a swing thought for baseball hitters. Hitters need to train their mind to be calm, focused, confident and relaxed. Telling a player to do this usually does not help them to end their slump.

Rather, they need to be trained to approach hitting somewhat differently. Part of this training involves examining and adjusting the hitter’s self-talk related to the art of hitting.

I encourage players to have either one swing thought or an empty mind when they get enter the batter’s box.

The right swing thought can help with focus, relaxation, confidence and actual performance. Some players need to change these swing thoughts from time to time to maintain a fresh and effective outlook about hitting.

Here are some examples of swing thoughts which players seem to find helpful:

I am going to hit it into the gap.

Gap it.

Rip it over second base.

Bat on the ball.

Hit it hard.

Watch the path of the ball.

See it. Hit it.

I’ve done this a million times.

I will trust my swing.

I am a.350 hitter.

Attack any ball in my zone.

I control the plate.

Focus

Turn on it

The ball goes where my hands send it.

The ball goes where I tell it to go.

It’s me the bat, the ball nothing else.

The bat is an extension of me.

The bat is my weapon.

Make great contact.

I love this game.

I love hitting.

Crush it.

Crush it now.

Still eyes, still head.

Swing 85 per cent. That will do it.

Easy does it.

See the ball.

Center of the plate.

This is fun.

I’m having fun up here.

Center of the plate fat part of the bat.

Bat meets ball.

It’s just like being in the cage.

Drive it.

Just hit it.…

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5 Pitfalls to Avoid When Selecting Promotional Marketing Products

“GI-GO”, pronounced “gee-goo”, which stands for Garbage In, Garbage Out; that exactly what you get is you don’t select the right promotional items for marketing your business, event or campaign. Listed below are the 5 most common pitfalls when making decisions about promotional products.
1. Cost
This is the most common mistake a novice makes when choosing a promotional item. They thing that they are going to get tons of business with the lowest item they can find but they couldn’t be further from the truth. Let’s use an example; a website owner will sign up with a company to promote their website to 10,000 directories in an attempt to increase their web traffic for a low fee. If you use common sense, that situation you should realize that they are getting a cheap price for a practically worthless product/service. The will have a lot of links from worthless dummy sites.
The same goes for a physical promotional product; Look for the middle of the road pricing for products because the offer the best value. They have already engineered it to influence you to buy the medium price items. The cheapest items are garbage and the most expense items are overpriced but can be good items for certain circumstances. Remember not to forget that you want a good ROI on these products.
2. Quality
Why is Quality important? If you give out garbage, that’s the image you are going to represent to potential clients at tradeshow and conventions. “Oh look, this company gives out crappy, pens, notepads, etc. and it will be branded with your name on the item so there is no place to run when they associate your item with garbage and that’s probably where your item will end up. Don’t get confused the term “cheap” and “quality”. You can buy cheap items that are quality.
3. Size
Often the smallest item are the cheapest. Companies look at how many items they can get for X number of dollars. When you get thousands of promotional items they are typically very small, for example, mints and candies. Unfortunately, they are usually the worst made candy anyone can sell. I know I would not run out and stuff that garbage in my mouth. If that’s the type of customer that you are looking for then this might be suitable for you.
You want to pick a size that is large enough for them to carry and but not small enough to stuff in their pocket. If it goes out of site, your branding goes out of their minds and is forgotten. Visibility is the key here. On the other hand if you make an item too bulk or big they will just end up leaving it somewhere because we compromise their “ROI”, in layman’s terms, they have to haul something that is X big to get Y amount of satisfaction out of it. The sweet spot here is something that ranges around the size of pens to promotional water bottles anything bigger gets left behind and anything smaller gets forgotten.
4. Multi-usage product
The pitfall is using a promotional product that is only used once. Brand exposure is what you are paying for and if those items get used only once it’s either very cheap or very expensive. Creating brand recognition keeps your business making money. To employ the psychology of branding the item must been seen at least 3 times over the life of the item otherwise you have just will have wasted your money. Pens, calendars, water bottles, grocery bags, backpacks, and phone covers make great items that can be re-used over and over again. Do some analysis on your demographic and select something that the average person for your demographic would use.
5. Uniqueness
How do you differentiate yourself between your competition and someone else giving out pens at a trade show? This is by far the most difficult pitfall to avoid. It very easy to just pick the first item in the catalog and not give it much thought, I’ve been guilty of this mistake myself.
Pick something that is eye-catching but not an eyesore. In addition, you want to select an item that will people will use not just say “Oh that looks cool”, functionality is a must. Things that are NOT unique and that I would recommend staying away from are T-shirts, mints and single use bottled water.
Items that I would look for would be a product like a grocery bag that folds into a ball that you can place with your car keys. If it is cold where you are how about a pair of gloves to keep your hands warm and finally a well-known item is an umbrella or promotional sports bottles to hydrate on the go.…

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A More Relaxed Approach To Fitness

Staying in shape is often seen as being a real chore. We may dread constant trips to the gym, or the thought of going out for a run on a cold winter’s morning. Unfortunately, such negative thoughts aren’t helpful if we’re looking to stay motivated.
In fact, a lack of motivation can make things harder. The less inclined we are to exercise, the less impressive our results and achievements. As we struggle to get fitter, we may well notice that the motivation really starts to drain away. Before we know it, we’re left feeling pretty down.
If this all sounds far too familiar to you, then you may want to consider taking a different approach to fitness, sports, health and exercise. Instead of facing tough sessions with a personal trainer, why not think about tackling things in a more relaxed manner?
The great advantage of being relaxed is that it tends to keep us happy. The problem might seem to be that relaxing doesn’t immediately lead to weight loss and increased fitness. That’s probably because you’re thinking about being a little bit too relaxed!
A relaxed way of getting fit should concentrate on things that keep you happy. You may not, for instance, really enjoy running or jogging. But maybe you do like nice country walks? In this particular case, you could ensure that you make more time for walking. It’s actually a great form of exercise, but it does often feel like less of an effort.
Similarly, you might like to think about sporting activities. Consider sports that you enjoy and maybe even think about the social aspects. Is there a thriving social scene associated with your local tennis club? If so, you could go along and join in the fun. You’ve probably spotted that there’s a general theme running through these suggestions.
Fitness and happiness should be closely associated. Choose activities that you enjoy and that make you happy. You’ll then find that staying fit is something that you can actually look forward to.
Don’t forget that you can buy fitness equipment at discount prices from a range of online stores. Staying fit needn’t be hard work and it needn’t be expensive either.…

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Finding the Right Formula for Winning in Sports Betting Systems

It’s not easy to bet your money on which sports betting systems available today will bring in the dough. With the pun intended to catch your attention succeeding, let’s now see which bets you can place in the next games will win you top prize money. You may say that this is quite impossibility as there has never been a way to predict the outcome of any game with much accuracy.
If ever there were positive results in sports betting before, they could have just been pure chance. But can you believe that it is actually possible to predict the winner with a higher degree of accuracy? The key lies in taking into consideration what statistics say and knowing how to read them, make connections, and turn speculations into facts and figures that will tell you who the winner will be.
Your best reason for using sports betting systems is to increase your chances of picking the winners and betting on them. In effect, it’s like investing on a business venture only this time, your business involves putting your money in a team and reaping a hundred fold returns on your investment. Doesn’t that sound like a sure bet to you?
For the statistically minded person but without interest in sports betting, it would be quite logical to explain that increasing the number of the games you will bet on will also increase your chances of winning. But sports betting systems don’t work that way. In fact, they will tell you to wait and observe the teams and see their progress and where they are headed to in the league. They will actually tell you to be prudent and bet only on safe picks which are determined by the playing team’s previous results.
Some people place their bets on certain teams based on their feelings. Now there is nothing wrong with, especially if you are an occasional bettor without interest in winning more money at all. But if you are serious and want to earn serious money, then you should be relying on more than your feelings in selecting the winning team. You will need the help of a system that takes a look at how the team has performed in the past and factor in some more statistics to come out with a proper prediction that has the most chances of coming out right.
Developers of betting systems did not have their bright ideas come to them overnight. They took years of betting and losing, a long period of trial and error where they won some and lost more, or the other way around. But we could see that they surely won more than they lost, if they ever lost anyway. You can now reap the results of their years of toiling to come up with the consistent formula for winning.…