Senior forward Wayne Chism paced the Volunteers with 22 points and 11 rebounds, unleashing his relentless motor after disposing of his oddly positioned headband at halftime.“All of our bigs, Brian Williams, Kenny Hall, Wayne Chism, it was electric tonight,” Tennessee guard Scotty Hopson said. “Their success down low was huge for us. We all made a conscious effort to rebound and it all worked out.”Ohio State’s defense didn’t play poorly the entire night, though. The Buckeyes jumped out to an 11-4 lead thanks to seven quick points by sophomore William Buford and several turnovers forced by the OSU defense.Tennessee fought back and the teams traded buckets until OSU entered the locker room at halftime clinging to a 42-39 lead.The Buckeyes extended the lead to six with 15:39 to play, but a porous defense and stagnant offense plagued them down the stretch. Turner scored Ohio State’s first 14 points after halftime, as his teammates struggled to find a rhythm.“[The Volunteers] do a great job on the half-court defense,” Matta said. “A lot of times it looks like something’s easy, but it really isn’t. … We just didn’t make shots in the second half.”Turner finished his junior season with typical stat sheet-stuffing totals of 31 points, seven rebounds and five assists. For the national Player of the Year favorite, despite its abrupt ending, the season won’t be one he looks at with disappointment.“I had the most fun I’ve ever had playing basketball,” he said. “I think we grew as a team. We genuinely care for each other and have a lot of fun. To overcome the situations we had, proved a lot of people wrong and just believing in each other was one of the best times in my life.“Right now, it’s tough to go through, but I feel like we did a lot of great stuff and we had a great season.” Evan Turner sat at midcourt, mesmerized. Several teammates ventured over to the junior, offering to help him to his feet, but Turner refused assistance, opting to bypass postgame handshakes and head directly for the locker room.The reality of a hard-fought, season-ending loss didn’t take long to sink in for the Big Ten Player of the Year, competing in scarlet and gray for perhaps the final time.Tennessee, the No. 6 seed in the Midwest region, used a late surge in the closing minutes to knock off No. 2 Ohio State, 76-73, before a Rockytop-giddy crowd Friday at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis.The Volunteers advance to the Elite Eight, where they will face Michigan State on Sunday.“We just didn’t get the job done,” junior center Dallas Lauderdale said. “We didn’t get the rebounds. They were going to get the ball. They were attacking us down low.”The meeting was the fourth in the last three years between the Buckeyes and Volunteers, and all four have been decided by five points or fewer.This time, Tennessee clenched a three-point lead as the Buckeyes gained possession with 12 seconds left. Turner had two looks at the basket, but both shots – and the team as a whole – fell short.“You want the ball in the hands of your best player,” said junior Jon Diebler, who made just one of his eight shot attempts. “[Turner] is the best player in the country. We will live with having the ball in the best player’s hands with 12 seconds left.”Despite the lack of a whistle, Turner felt there was contact on his desperation heaves.“I definitely liked the look I got,” he said. “I thought it was going to be like an and-one shot. I thought I was going to get a call.”The Buckeyes certainly had their share of chances, well before their inability to convert at the game’s conclusion. After converting 56 percent of its first half field goals, OSU made just 32 percent of its second half shot attempts.The most evident determining factor, however, was the difference in post production between the teams. Tennessee out-rebounded Ohio State by a 41-29 margin, while outscoring the Buckeyes in the paint by a 50-22 advantage.“They just got in the paint too easily,” Diebler said. “And when we collapsed, they did a good job of passing. With their height and athleticism, they’re able to see the floor a lot easier.”Buckeye forward David Lighty battled foul trouble throughout much of the game, forcing coach Thad Matta to dig a bit deeper than normal into his seldom-used bench. The OSU defense suffered, as the Buckeyes were overmatched on the boards.“You can’t worry about fouls, especially at this time of the year,” Lighty said. “You just have to keep playing hard and have backside help. But our defense just wasn’t what it used to be today.”
One of former Liverpool midfielder favourites Xabi Alonso says Naby Keita is in the right frame of mind to become a shining star under the leadership of Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp.Alonso retired from playing football in 2017 and has showered praises for the latest Liverpool signing while also being confident he will make a tangible impact at Anfield.“He’s a big personality,” Alonso, who came up against Keita twice during his final season at Bayern Munich, told Liverpool’s official website.“He has the hunger, the will to compete, and after in football terms he’s an all-around midfielder.“[He’s] Good with the ball, he runs and dribbles very quickly with the ball, but he also likes to make things tick in the midfield.”Report: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…Alonso added:“I think for this position in front of the holding midfielder, or even as a holding midfielder [or] close to the front three, he can have that role to find the space and to be up there. So [he’s a] good signing.“He will have to adapt to the idea [of Klopp’s philosophy], but I don’t think that he will have many problems because he’s a great player and very complete.“[Under] Jurgen you need to do [play like] ‘bang, bang, bang’ and if he gets it, he will do well. [I see him as] An eight. I would say an eight, sometimes he can play as a six, but I could see him more as an eight behind the three strikers.”
Rangers head coach Steven Gerrard has warned his side that they will need to radically improve their defending of set-plays in order for them to stop shipping points.Even after Kyle Lafferty scored a brace at Fir Park before Ovie Ejaria’s strike, Rangers failed to win in the 93rd minute after Peter Hartley turned in Gael Bigirimana’s corner.‘I’m bitterly disappointed with the timing of the equaliser, Gerrard said via Daily Mail.‘It obviously hurts that little bit more when it comes that late. We were a set-piece away from taking maximum points against tough opposition.’‘I thought we defended very well to their style in open play for the majority of the game.‘But we haven’t defended anywhere near well enough on set plays. We’ve been done twice.’Owen reveals why Liverpool didn’t offer Gerrard a new contract Manuel R. Medina – September 6, 2019 According to Owen, the Reds wanted to sell Gerrard two years before he left the club and that’s why they didn’t offer him a contract renewal.Although Connor Goldson slip allowed Danny Johnson to give Motherwell a lead after just three minutes, Gerrard protected his defender Connor Goldson from blame.‘The first goal was an unlucky one obviously’, he added.‘I’ve been there myself so I feel for Connor on that one.‘We got off to a bad start in the game but then showed really good character and some really good football to get back in the game.‘So I was pleased with that aspect and how we defended in general play but we’ve got work to do defending set-plays. That’s for sure.
After so much speculation over Paul Pogba’s future, a report from Spain claims the reason Manchester United will never let Paul Pogba leave the club.As tensions grow higher between Paul Pogba and Jose Mourinho at Manchester United, there has been a lot of speculation over the future of both men at the club.Just a few days before the Red Devils played that Premier League match at Old Trafford against Newcastle, there were reports from the English media that suggested Jose Mourinho will get sacked for good regardless of his result against Rafa Benitez’s squad.The match finally arrived and the Red Devils struggled to get a victory, the Portuguese manager claimed after that match that there was a manhunt against him and the players were scared because of that.Paul Pogba’s case is even more interesting than Mourinho’s because it’s well-known that his agent wants the French midfielder to leave the club by the end of the season but that can be impossible because of a very compelling reason.The French player has been repeatedly going public on social media about his desire to leave the club, with ambiguous messages and public statements that have angered the fans mostly.The Glazers will NOT sanction the sale of Paul Pogba. He is Manchester United’s ‘Messi’ and is untouchable according to the owners. He is an integral member of the squad, with or without José Mourinho. (Source: Mundo Deportivo) pic.twitter.com/pdwoBmKEi6— Transfer News Live (@DeadlineDayLive) October 12, 2018But regardless of what either the player or his agent want for the future, a report fro Mundo Deportivo confirms that the Glazer Family has absolutely no intention of letting their most expensive player leave and they would rather pay Mourinho his €27 million instead of accepting any offers for Paul Pogba.The former Juventus player grew up in the Manchester United academy, only a misunderstanding with Sir Alex Ferguson drew him away from the club but the Glazer family regards Pogba as their own “Lionel Messi” due to his beginnings as a Red Devil and all the history he has with the club.The board of directors plans to approach directly to the player and keep offering him as many contract renewals as he wants, because they want him to retire at Manchester United and take the club back to its glory days with his skills.The problem here is that Pogba might not want to stay at the club for many years, the Glazers will have to do a lot of convincing with both him and the agent in order to keep him interested.The last resort plan would be to sell him if he wanted to leave for good, but they would make the negotiations extremely difficult for any club that came after him.Top 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening..@paulpogba with the Mickey Mouse hands 😂 pic.twitter.com/dBpBNzSaIT— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 12, 2018FC Barcelona is well aware of the whole situation, they already know where the club owners stand and they are not willing to go to war against them over one player.This new information about Paul Pogba is the reason the Catalan club is already looking for other options, because they consider the Frenchman as an impossible target right now.There is no way that FC Barcelona is going to offer more than €100 million for any player, even if that player is named Paul Pogba and he is one of the best midfielders in the world.Also, this whole situation kind of looks like it’s not going to end well for Jose Mourinho regardless of what happens.We say that very loosely because even if he gets sacked by the Glazer family, the man will walk away with a big fat check and the chance of coaching another great club around Europe.This is a win-win situation for the Portuguese manager, and not so much for Paul Pogba because he doesn’t really have much say in this whole situation.Los campeones del Mundo no paran de celebrar 😎(Vía @paulpogba ) pic.twitter.com/p1OVYUMvta— Goal en español (@Goal_en_espanol) October 12, 2018What do you think about the Glazer family not letting Paul Pogba leave Manchester United? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.
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Sri Lankan security personnel and investigators look through debris outside Zion Church following an explosion in Batticaloa in eastern Sri Lanka on 21 April 2019. Photo: AFPSri Lanka declared a nationwide curfew after suicide bombers carried out a string of well-planned deadly explosions, mostly in Colombo, on Easter Sunday leaving 192 dead and 470 injured in the island’s bloodiest day since the civil war ended a decade ago.Starting around 8.30am when the first blast ripped apart the St Anthony’s Shrine at Kochchikade in Colombo during Easter Mass, five more powerful explosions followed, hitting a total of three luxury hotels in Colombo and also St Sebastian’s Church in Negombo, 30 km from here, and the Zion Church in the eastern district of Batticaloa, 250 km east of Colombo.Just as authorities thought they had the situation under control, another blast went off in the afternoon near a restaurant close to the Dehiwala zoo in Colombo, killing two persons, and the Colombo neighbourhood of Dematogoda killing another three persons.Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke on phone with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, called the terror attacks “cold-blooded and pre-planned” barbarism and offered all help from New Delhi.No one claimed responsibility for the bloodbath but AFP reported that Sri Lankan Police chief Pujuth Jayasundara had issued a nationwide alert 10 days ago warning that suicide bombers planned to hit prominent Catholic churches.The Daily Mirror newspaper quoted the findings of initial investigations as saying that the first six major blasts were caused by Islamist suicide bombers and added that two of them had checked a day earlier into the Shangri-La Hotel, one of the three hotels targeted in Colombo.It said that the investigators who broke into Room No 616 “had recovered materials used by radical” Islamist extremists. The Mirror said it was not clear if the bombers were Sri Lankans or foreigners.Authorities said that 35 foreigners were among the dead but their nationalities were not clear.Besides Shangri-La, the other hotels hit were Cinnamon Grand, located near the official residence of the Prime Minister, and Kingsbury Hotel.A Sri Lankan journalist, V. Thanabalasingham, told IANS over telephone that a sense of panic had gripped Colombo, which had given up its overbearing security apparatus ever since the Tamil Tigers were crushed in May 2009, leading to a decade of peace.Photos and videos circulating on social media showed the roof of one church had been almost fully blown away in the blast. The floor was littered with a mixture of roof tiles, splintered wood and blood, media reports said.Many people could be seen covered in blood. Some helped those with more serious injuries. Ambulances, their sirens wailing, rushed the dead and seriously injured to hospitals — once a familiar sight in Colombo.Minister of Economic Reforms Harsha de Silva described the carnage. “Horrible scenes. I saw many body parts strewn all over,” he said.President Sirisena urged the public to be calm and cooperate with the authorities to conduct swift investigations into the blasts. “I am shocked and saddened by the situation.”The government had imposed indefinite curfew across the nation and has temporarily blocked Facebook and Instagram to curb the spread of fake news.AFP quoted the police warning as saying that a foreign intelligence agency had reported that the National Thowheeth Jama’ath (NTJ), a Muslim group blamed for attacks on Buddhist shrines, was planning to carry out suicide attacks against prominent churches as well as the Indian High Commission in Colombo.Although Christians form only around 7 per cent of the Sri Lanka’s mainly Buddhist population, they are found both in the majority Sinhalese and minority Tamil communities. Read more : 2 Bangladeshis missing in Sri Lanka after blasts
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October 30, 2018 5 min read Problem Solvers with Jason Feifer Hear from business owners and CEOs who went through a crippling business problem and came out the other side bigger and stronger. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Tech is absolutely triumphant in our world. Today, seven of the top 10 companies by market cap are technology companies. Two of these have become the first trillion-dollar companies. And investors talk of the fearsome FAANG stocks (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google) who between them seem to have sewn up entire markets ranging from ecommerce to video to advertising. But, there is one once high-flying tech company that seldom gets mentioned anymore: eBay. From a historical perspective, eBay is perhaps the single most influential company to lay the groundwork for the modern era, so its comparative obscurity is unfortunate.Related: EBay Accuses Amazon of Trying to Steal SellersDon’t believe me? Think of what eBay has wrought.EBay taught us all to trust strangers online. You can go back and read business articles from the ’90s where people wonder whether anyone will even trust their credit cards to reputable companies online, much less some schmo halfway across the country. EBay helped make ecommerce palatable and friendly, and it taught us that yes, in fact, you can successfully do business with people you’ve never met.EBay taught us to trust strangers via its vaunted reputation system. This was largely dreamed up by Pierre Omidyar, et. al., because they didn’t want the hassle of adjudicating disputes between their members. Better to let the members do it themselves. Quite by accident, they taught us all that large groups of strangers could self-organize and self-police and, more or less, function as a self-sustaining community of users.Related: Why It’s Nearly Impossible To Stop This Amazon and eBay SchemeToday we live in a world where open source projects and things like Wikipedia are self-correcting organisms that get things more or less right. But, it’s hard to imagine how radical a notion it was in the mid-1990s that any sort of order could be brought to the faceless din of the internet. Of course, now we live in a world dominated by the model of the five-star review. Where would things like Yelp or TripAdvisor be without this paradigm? Or Uber, or AirBnB or the entire gig economy?EBay is today only about a third the size of its former subsidiary, PayPal, but noting that only does a disservice to the way eBay made PayPal and thus the very concept of modern digital payments mainstream. It’s hard to imagine modern fintech highfliers like Square, Stripe and others would be where they are today without the path blazed by eBay and PayPal. And though the blockchain is an entirely different beast, without the popularizing of post-cash economies that eBay/PayPal did the grunt work for, whither Bitcoin?There’s a famous story that early on in eBay’s development, big newspaper chains came to kick the tires, looking at a potential acquisition. (Whatever the conventional wisdom, publishers weren’t dumb; they could see the threat to their classifieds cash cow.) But, the potential acquirers famously balked because “eBay didn’t own anything.” They were thinking of things like warehouses, or trucks or supply chains of course, but also something even more ephemeral. EBay didn’t do anything. Only its users did. Sure, eBay was a marketplace, a platform … but all of the value created was created by the users themselves. EBay had no claim on anything they did.Related: Check Out the First Job Listing Jeff Bezos Posted for Amazon 24 Years AgoOver the last 20 years, this has become more common. Any social network has built its business on the activity of its users, on the serendipitous coagulation of all those people posting all that content. Most social networks have only been able to monetize this in aid of selling ads against our activities, so perhaps eBay’s platform for actual economic commerce seems somehow more noble in comparison. But, eBay was the first to show that it was the users (in eBay’s parlance that has been copied by so many others, the community) that were so valuable. In fact, more valuable than any other tangible asset. Network effects can be more valuable than gold.As I’ve said, eBay’s prominence in the tech industry has waned. The latest quarterly numbers are no longer anticipated with bated breath by analysts even as much as with an upstart like Snap. And as stipulated, perhaps PayPal turned out to be a “better” business than an online auction business ever could have been. And yet, maybe that’s to eBay’s lasting benefit. Unlike other tech companies that are forced to continuously reinvent themselves to stave off disruptors coming up from behind, and, of course, to deliver better numbers quarter after quarter, what if eBay is actually the tech company that has matured (and aged) the best? Out of the limelight, it is free to do the thing it was born to do, and the thing that it has never been surpassed at: being the best, auction-based marketplace that has even been devised. Listen Now
<< Previous PostNext Post >> Agents give from their hearts on recent Cuba fam with Transat Wednesday, December 21, 2016 Posted by Tags: Cuba, Transat Travelweek Group MONTREAL — Transat is extending a big thank you to all the travel agents who participated in its recent fam trip to Cayo Santa Maria. Agents donated plenty of school supplies for young children, helping two schools in this region.Transat along with its destination partners, MINTUR and Gaviota asked participating agents to lend the Cuban community a helping hand. The collected supplies were distributed to the following two schools in Remedios, a small city that is home to many Cubans working at Cayo Santa Maria hotels: Circulo Infantil Luca del Valle (a daycare) and Escuela Primera Mártires de Barbados (primary school).“Transat would like to thank the travel agents, who, as always, showed tremendous generosity,” says Annick Guérard, President and General Manager of Transat Tours Canada. “With their enthusiasm and commitment to such initiatives, they help contribute to our efforts in responsible tourism.”The Transat fam drew more than 150 travel agents from Quebec and Ontario to Cayo Santa Maria, to show them an idyllic Sun destination and visit several of the must-see resorts in the region. Participants got a taste of Cuban hospitality at Valentin Perla Blanca, Warwick Cayo Santa Maria, Ocean Casa del Mar and Meliá Buenavista. Share
PHNOM PENH — Travel Professionals International’s fourth annual Chairman’s Circle trip brought 15 of TPI’s top producing agents to Vietnam and Cambodia for an AmaWaterways cruise on the Mekong River.Hosted by TPI CEO and President, Morris Chia, the trip rewarded the exceptional performance of the invited agents and allowed them to experience AmaWaterways – one of TPI’s preferred suppliers – first-hand. The seven-night river cruise aboard the AmaDara, sailing the ‘Vietnam, Cambodia, & the Riches of the Mekong’ itinerary, was part of an all-expenses paid trip for the agents.The cruise started in Ho Chi Minh City and then it was on to Phnom Penh and further up the Mekong and beyond to the renowned Angkor temples, including Angkor Wat, known as the largest religious monument in the world. The cruise focused on the historical, cultural and ecological riches of the Mekong River. Next year’s Chairman’s Circle trip will be a cruise with Crystal Cruises, said Chia.More news: Help Princess Cruises break the world record for largest vow renewal at seaOne of the highlights of this year’s sailing was an excursion through a Cambodian village known as Kon Chen, for a visit to a primary school and participation with a Grade 3 class learning to speak English. Impressed and moved by the enthusiasm and determination of the children, Chia on behalf of TPI offered to finance English lessons for 30 children. The agents took Chia up on his offer to match any additional financial commitments for the children’s education they could make.“AmaWaterways is thrilled to once again to have hosted the TPI team of top travel advisors for this very prestigious event,” said Kristin Karst, AmaWaterways Executive Vice President and Co-Owner. “Our strong relationship with TPI continues to grow each year and this year, we showcased Southeast Asia and our beautiful ship, AmaDara, to this exceptional group of TPI travel advisors.”Chia said it was “truly my honour to have hosted our top achievers for this once-in-a-lifetime voyage as we recognize their commitment to success.” The TPI Chairman’s Circle trip is part of TPI’s larger Velocity travel advisor recognition program and recognizes the successes of TPI’s highest-producing travel advisors. Travelweek Group TPI Chairman’s Circle agents sail the Mekong on AmaDara; 2018 trip to be hosted by Crystal Cruises Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >> Tuesday, May 9, 2017