Pro Kabaddi 2019: Puneri Paltan End Telugu Titans’ Playoffs Hopes With 53-30 Win

first_img pklPKL 7pro kabaddi 2019Pro Kabaddi League 2019 First Published: October 3, 2019, 10:11 PM IST Panchkula: Puneri Paltan survived a second half charge from Telugu Titans to win 53-50 in a closely-fought Pro Kabaddi League 2019 match at the Tau Devilal Sports Complex in Panchkula on Thursday. Manjeet (12 points), Sushant Sail (11 points) and Surjeet Singh (7 tackle points) were the stars on the day while Emad Sedaghatnia’s Super Raid with three minutes remaining played a huge role in saving the day for Puneri Paltan.The defeat meant Telugu Titans’ chances of making it to the playoffs ended with UP Yoddha securing the final spot in the top six. Telugu Titans were the team playing for a playoffs berth and had much on the line when Pune came up with a fiery, pacy and determined display in a dominant first-half performance.Titans’ star raider Siddharth Desai was successfully tackled by Manjeet in the very first minute and that set the tempo for Puneri Paltan as they picked raid points with ease.Both Vishal Bhardwaj and Abozar Mighani, the left and right corners respectively, were absent in the starting seven for a much-changed Telugu Titans side and the Pune raiders, particularly Sushant Sail, exploited the lack of experience in the defence and picked points with ease.The Pune side inflicted the first All-Out in the 6th minute of the match to move to a 7-point lead and continued their good work to secured another All-Out in the 14th minute to open a 14-point gap.The Titans did claw back through some strong raids by the Siddharth Desai but two Super Tackles (by Sushant Sail and Surjeet Singh) ensured they prevented an All-Out.Surjeet clinched his High 5 as the first half ended with the scores 31-16 in favour of Puneri Paltan.Sushant Sail started the second half with a massive four-point Super Raid as Pune rushed to another All-Out in the third minute of the second half.Rakesh Gowda was having an impressive game as the raider for the Titans and his four-point raid in the fourth minute of the second half gave the Titans some much-needed impetus to push for an All-Out, which they secured in the 9th minute of the second half.Pune continued to approach ‘all guns blazing’ instead of seeing out the remainder of the time which allowed the Titans to clinch another All-Out with six minutes remaining to reduce the gap to nine points.The match became a tense affair in the closing minutes but a three-point Super Raid by Iranian Emad Sedaghatnia helped Pune open up a sizeable lead which their defenders could hold on to till the final whistle.(With PTI inputs) Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

Travel Counsellors help agents to Go for Gold

center_img Following an extremely positive start to the year Travel Counsellors is focusing on helping even more of its home-based agents to achieve the company’s top performing Gold status. Travel Counsellors, which now has over 90 agents operating in Australia and a further 1,100 overseas, has seen sales soar in the country with figures up 42% so far this year. As a result the company expects to see more of its agents achieve Gold and have put together a dedicated ‘Going for Gold’ programme to further support them in reaching this goal. “We are seeing the business go from strength to strength, with our agents earning more than ever before,” says Business Development Manager Tracy Parkinson. “We currently have seven Gold Travel Counsellors in Australia but expect this figure to significantly increase, supported by the launch of our Gold programme and also significantly down to our own in-house dynamic packaging system Phenix which allows agents to control their own margin and substantially increase their earning potential. The programme includes a personalised marketing plan for each agent, focusing on their key strengths and goals. We have had a great response from our Travel Counsellors so far and are dedicated to supporting, encouraging and motivating them to be the very best they can be.” This also follows the company congratulating its top performing Gold Travel Counsellors and thanking them for the important part they have played in the company’s success over the last 12 months at its annual Gold Weekend, which took place in Mauritius last month. Over 80 Gold Travel Counsellors plus over 30 partners and spouses from the company’s global operations in Australia, Ireland, the Netherlands, South Africa and the UK, were treated to a luxuriously long weekend to discover the treasures of the paradise island. For Gold Travel Counsellor Chris Jenkins, who received the award for ‘Best Margin’ at the company’s conference last year, this was her very first Gold event. Chris comments; “Achieving Gold status has been one of the most memorable experiences in my career in travel.  Gaining and maintaining ‘Gold’ is something I’ve worked hard towards every day, and knowing I have such an efficient team behind me at head office who are always there to support and encourage us in every way, allowing me to concentrate on the most important thing – the growth of my business. The Gold weekend in Mauritius was luxury personified and there was such a wow-factor about the trip. The warmth and friendliness from fellow Gold Travel Counsellors and their spouses and partners from around the world was so incredible, alongside the company directors who are all so proud of our achievements. The opportunity to experience an event like this with my husband, who now feels part of Travel Counsellors too, really makes me proud to be part of such a special company.” Travel Counsellors have two entry points for Gold status each year – on November 1 and May 1 – with results based on the previous 12 month figures. To become a Gold Travel Counsellor, the consultants achieved commissions totalling $119,500 or more in a 12 month period. The Gold agents, including both business and leisure specialists, make up 11% of the company’s Travel Counsellors and account for 33% of the company’s sales.last_img read more