Denver ice hockey team the Colorado Avalanche have announced a Grateful Dead Night on October 19 for their game against the St. Louis Blues. The event will include a performance from Shakedown Street ahead of the game in Coors Meadow, located outside of the Grand Atrium doors at the Pepsi Center. Tickets to the event include access to Shakedown Street’s live performance, in addition to an exclusive Colorado Avalanche/Grateful Dead replica jersey to the first 500 ticket buyers. Learn more here.[H/T Jambands]
Former Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino said he was open to coaching again in England’s Premier League.According to him, he will make a decision on his future based on the kind of project put to him by any potential employer, whether in the top six or not. The Argentine took Spurs to the Champions League final last year, but his side were beaten 2-0 by Liverpool.HPochettino was sacked in November, ending a successful but ultimately trophy-less 5-1/2 years in charge of the club.Reports in the British media have said the 48-year-old is among the top contenders to replace Steve Bruce at Newcastle United if a proposed Saudi-backed takeover of the club goes through.“I love England,” Pochettino told Sky Sports. “My idea is to keep living in London, but at the same time I’m open to different countries, to listen and see what happens.“I’m ready and we’re a much better coaching staff now. We’ve learnt a lot from our experiences at Espanyol, Southampton and Tottenham.” “We have a lot to provide to the people that will trust in us in the future,” he said of himself and assistant coach Jesus Perez, goalkeeping coach Toni Jimenez and others he has brought with him from previous clubs.Pochettino said the status of his next club was not as important as their plans.“There are two things that are important — one is… the fans that are behind every club,” Pochettino said.“That’s the structure that keeps alive all the companies that provide the entertainment that is football.“The other is the ideas of the clubs. Every club and company have different cultures, philosophies, ways of working. They all have different plans for success. “To be successful at one club you need to win the Champions League or Premier League, but for others it’s to finish in the top four or six.”Pochettino suggested he was also open to taking over at a club outside England’s top six.“The problem is which clubs are top six? The top six always changes. Tottenham is not in the top six, Arsenal is not in the top six,” Pochettino said.“You need to respect all the clubs. All the clubs are working so hard and investing money… I don’t think you can underestimate any club.”RelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea Reuters/NAN.Tags: LiverpoolMauricio PochettinoPremier LeagueSteve BrueTottenham HotspurUEFA Champions League
In the U.S., we are currently watching the biggest (and most heavily covered) campaign for a promotion—the one to become the next President of the United States. Regardless of who gets the promotion from candidate to President-elect come November, the electoral process parallels the process, and questions, you should asking yourself if you’re being offered, or looking to ask, for a promotion.Question #1: Should I always accept a promotion? Answer: Generally speaking, yes – but the caveat is to determine whether the offer is really a promotion or simply increased responsibility dressed up as a promotion (i.e., no additional value to you). Be deliberate in responding to the promotion offer. In other words, before you say, ‘Yes,’ perform due diligence through a conversation with the person who is offering you the promotion and/or those with whom you will be collaborating.[Related: 9 Work Habits That Could Be Killing Your Chances For A Promotion]Question #2. How do I evaluate a promotion opportunity?Answer: Ask good questions, including a written description of the expectations and challenges that you will be facing when you hit the ground running. If you sense that the promotion is not really the direction you sought your career to go, but that leadership has you pegged for bigger and better things down the line, ferret out what this means. Is this a transitional opportunity leading to something bigger and better later? Or, is it simply a dead end?If it’s transitional, you should continue the discussion, diving in for more detail. Don’t be afraid to ask for timelines, what the next step would potentially look like and how the current step would help set the stage for what is next. Also make sure to focus on the expanded responsibilities associated with the interim step — ask, “Would you be learning as much from this as the company would be gaining from it?”[Related: 5 Ways to Negotiate What You Want For Your Career]Question #3: How can I ask for a promotion? Is asking taboo or cocky?Answer: Months (even a year or more) before you are going to ask for the promotion, begin tracking your achievements and results so you can prepare a business case for your promotion. Also, look ahead at the opportunity or opportunities that attract you and match your experiences and accomplishments with the pain points of the target position/division/manager/leader associated with that role. In other words, create a promotion plan to present to your boss.Conversations around promotions are unique and should be treated as such. Give yourself the time and space to think about what you are looking for, what your needs are and how you can prove that you are worth the additional investment your company would be making in you. The time you’ve spent working for your company will speak for itself, so long as you’ve mastered the elevator pitch that triggers memories of all the work you’ve done on their behalf. Practice, research and develop a strategy and you’ll be on your way.DISCOVER: Search High-Paying Jobs Hiring Now!