Dan Evans secured a dramatic Guinness PRO14 victory for the Ospreys, then revealed how he keeps his standards sky high despite countless Wales rejections. Another national squad has just been named and the 29 year-old again finds himself on the outside looking in, the position he has been in since winning the last of his two caps in the summer of 2009. And once more this most resilient of players has responded positively, pouncing for the late, late try that secured the Ospreys a 22-17 bonus-point success over Connacht in Bridgend. The full-back finished the game having made more runs (19) and more metres (136) than anyone else on the field and also come up with the match-settling moment. Quite some way to underline his worth, then. Later, he came into the Brewery Field clubhouse to explain exactly what he does to stay motivated in the face of so many Wales snubs. And it turns out it’s his passion for appearing for the Liberty region which keeps the fires burning. He said: … [Read more...] about The star Wales won’t pick reveals how he deals with rejection
Dealing with rejection
Rejection. Nobody wants to receive it. It stings. But no one is exempt. We all have experienced it more than once. Sometimes rejection hurts so much because it comes from the people we love. Sometimes the pain of rejection is so much that it causes us to stop trying and give up once and for all. Every no that we receive cuts and leaves an ugly scar in our hearts. No matter how we try to stay optimistic, rejection could be so powerful it will bring us rain even during a sunny day. Regardless of the happiness or positivity mantra we repeat every day, rejection could make it meaningless. To recover from rejection, we need to know and understand the reason for rejection. It is hard to see reason when we are blinded with emotions, but rejection is best handled by looking at things in an objective, logical way. When the reason is too vague for you to understand, let faith step in and remember that everything happens for a … [Read more...] about Dealing With Rejection: Don’t Let it Stop You
Colombia Reports Colombia is desperately missing a leader to oppose a pending peace deal between the government and the FARC. This deal deserves severe criticism and must be improved because of evident vices. The role of opposition leader is currently taken up by former President Alvaro Uribe. However, this politician’s participation in the victimization of millions and implication in thousands of war crimes makes him the worst possible option to lead a critical opposition, particularly when it comes to issues related to justice. Uribe’s personal interests are opposed to those of the public and he has consistently opposed victims in their efforts to obtain justice or truth. Moreover, rather than constructively criticizing the content of the deal, Uribe has tried to simply undermine the legitimacy of the talks as a whole, something entirely incompatible with reality. However, somebody in Colombia’s politics must put the ongoing public … [Read more...] about Colombia needs an opposition to challenge the vicious peace deal with FARC
Colombia’s Congress approved a bill on Wednesday that would allow any final peace deal with rebel group FARC to be determined by a popular vote. The FARC expressed frustration saying that the decision was “unilateral.” Congress approved a controversial bill Wednesday evening that says that any peace deal reached between the FARC and Colombia will result in a referendum. This idea-quickly-turning-reality has been strongly praised by the government’s delegations from its initial suggestion in August, and strongly admonished by the FARC’s delegation from the start as well. MORE: Colombia’s government stresses necessity for referendum on peace talksMORE: FARC leader rejects referendum on eventual peace deal in Colombia Even though the first draft of the bill was submitted in the beginning of September, FARC spokesman spoke out very vocally Wednesday evening expressing the guerrilla group’s frustration at the government’s … [Read more...] about Colombia’s Congress approves referendum to seal eventual peace deal with FARC
0 Have your say Celtic will be facing a different beast next season in a Steven Gerrard-led Rangers. Patrick McPartlin looks at what Brendan Rodgers’ side need to do to stay on top Having won a seventh consecutive league title, and with Rangers still locked in a three way battle to finish the “best of the rest”, one would assume Celtic might be feeling rather confident heading into next season.The Hoops will again look to go as far as they can in Europe, as well as planning another assault on the three domestic trophies. • READ MORE - I’m the bank of first resort says Rangers’ Dave KingAreas that need strengthenedWhatever else he does with his close season, Brendan Rodgers will almost certainly shake things up in the Celtic defence. Erik Sviatchenko looks likely move on, with his contract up in the summer. Jozo Simunovic, while contracted until 2021, has been linked with a series of clubs since last summer, including Spartak Moscow, … [Read more...] about How should Celtic deal with Europe and Steven Gerrard’s Rangers next season?