Napoli coach Ancelotti: Koulibaly subject of monkey chants throughoutby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNapoli coach Carlo Ancelotti says he’s prepared to take his players off the field if they’re subject to racist abuse.Kalidou Koulibaly was allegedly barracked by racist taunts throughout defeat to Inter Milan.He was booked at San Siro and reacted with sarcastic applause to the referee, prompting a red card.Lautaro Martinez went on to win the game at the 92nd minute, creating tension that went beyond the final whistle.“I asked the referee for information on the red cards and nothing else. Those incidents rather decided the match, as we had done very well in the second half and were pushing hard.“We even had the chance to win it when down to 10 men, but tempers were a little raised at the end,” the Coach told Sky Sport Italia.“There was a strange atmosphere, as we asked three times for play to be suspended, they had announcements with the speaker three times. Koulibaly was certainly irritable. Usually, he is very calm and professional, but he was subjected to monkey noises throughout the game.“We asked three times for some action to be taken, but the match continued. We keep being told play can be halted, but when? After four or five announcements? Maybe we have to take matters into our own hands next time and stop play ourselves. They’ll probably make us forfeit the game if we walk off, but we are prepared to do it.“It’s not good for Italian football, seeing this.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
DONE DEAL: Reading sign Chelsea midfielder Lewis Bakerby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReading have signed midfielder Lewis Baker on loan until the end of the season after Chelsea recalled him from his loan at Championship rivals Leeds.The 23-year-old agreed a season-long loan with Leeds in June but made just two league starts for the leaders.Baker, whose only Chelsea appearance was in 2014, has also had loan spells at Vitesse Arnhem and Middlesbrough.”Importantly, he knows what it takes to meet the demands of this division,” said Royals boss Jose Gomes.Baker is Reading’s second loan signing this month, following the arrival of Ovie Ejaria from Liverpool on Monday. TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
DONE DEAL: Sunderland sign Burnley defender Jimmy Dunneby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSunderland have signed Burnley defender Jimmy Dunne on loan until the end of the season.The 21-year-old spent the first half of the campaign on loan at Scottish Premiership side Hearts.The Irishman, who helped Accrington win the League Two title in 2017-18, could make his debut against Luton on Saturday.”I’m very excited to be here. I’m looking to step up and keep developing my game,” he told the club website. TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Anyone who has ever pulled a hamstring knows how painful it can be. Former Louisville defensive lineman B.J. Dubose, competing at the NFL Combine Sunday morning, did just that, pulling up lame near the end of his 40-yard-dash run. Dubose eventually lost his balance and fell to the ground as well. It’s tough to watch.B.J. Dubose. That’s no good. https://t.co/ZRBQeo3N0k— Chris Burke (@ChrisBurke_SI) February 22, 2015We’re actually surprised this doesn’t happen more, given the fact that these athletes are giving it their all for four to five seconds. Hopefully he makes a fully recovery.
Braxton Miller’s first NFL training camp appears to be going well.The Houston Texans’ rookie wide receiver has only been playing wideout for about a year, but he looked like a seasoned-veteran while making a one-handed catch at practice today.Check this out:Another day at the office.Check out video from practice.We you @BraxtonMiller5.: https://t.co/8AHggQ6neS pic.twitter.com/Gs4FYtO0Rc— #TexansCamp (@HoustonTexans) August 3, 2016Here’s a better look at the catch.Braxton Miller doing @BraxtonMiller5 things pic.twitter.com/tUTYArNWK9— First Picks Sports (@1stPicksSports) August 4, 2016Houston’s coaches lauded Miller’s playmaking ability back in July.From HoustonTexans.com:While his position coach Sean Ryan wasn’t as expansive in describing Miller’s role in the offense, the wide receivers coach did acknowledge the rookie pass-catcher is a dynamic addition to squad.“I think Braxton is coming along great,” Ryan said. “Another good inside and outside guy. Great skill set, change of direction, catching the ball well. I’ve been really happy with him.”Miller said then that he thought his transition into playing wide receiver – especially on the outside against press coverage – was going well.“I’ve adapted pretty well,” Miller said. “That was one of the main things coming out. That’s why I wanted to go to the Senior Bowl, basically. The whole time at the Senior Bowl, I was playing outside and I was going against the better DB’s in the country. I had to come out there and really prepare myself to be ready for big competition and playing outside receiver. I adjusted really well. Right now I’m just out there having fun with it. I’m still learning the techniques and everything, but still being the playmaker and being myself.”Miller, 23, was a third-round pick out of Ohio State by the Texans in the 2016 NFL Draft. The former quarterback made the switch to wide receiver prior to the Buckeyes’ 2015 season as a result of a shoulder injury.The Texans open the 2016 season on Sept. 11 against the Chicago Bears.
Benjamin Mendy was chased by two stewards as he ran onto the pitch to celebrate Manchester City’s win over Liverpool on Thursday night.The injured left-back, wearing a bright orange jacket and white jeans, was presumably mistaken for a supporter as he darted from the tunnel area to congratulate his team-mates at the full-time whistle.A video posted on Twitter shows Mendy racing towards Sergio Aguero, who scored the opening goal of the game in the huge title race clash at the Etihad Stadium, to celebrate with the Argentine, with the stewards following behind. Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? And he had reason to be delighted with the result, with City claiming a 2-1 win that brings them to within four points of Liverpool at the top of the Premier League table.Mendy found the video of him running on the pitch, pursued by stewards (nicked from his Insta) pic.twitter.com/FyUa6AEdi7— Sam Lee (@Sammy_Goal) January 4, 2019Jurgen Klopp’s Reds had started the game well and looked certain to take the lead when John Stones’s attempted clearance smashed directly off Ederson and looped towards goal.He somehow managed to chase back and clear the ball to safety, however, with goal-line technology ruling that the ball was a matter of millimetres from crossing the line.City would eventually lead through Aguero and then, despite Roberto Firmino pulling one back, grab what proved to be the winner in the second half courtesy of Leroy Sane’s impressive low finish.Pep Guardiola’s side are now second place in the table, four behind Liverpool, with the Spaniard admitting after the match that the title could well have been over had his side not picked up the win.And Mendy clearly couldn’t contain his excitement as Anthony Taylor blew for full-time, running towards Aguero and giving him a kiss on the cheek.The Frenchman, who is currently sidelined with a knee injury, reacted to the video on social media, writing: “bro was about to tackle me!”Next up for City is Sunday’s FA Cup third-round tie against Rotheram before they face Burton Albion in the Carabao Cup semi-final on January 9.
Clasicos are rarely wholesome experiences. They tend to be games beset by nerves, tension, arguments and spats.We had all of that at Camp Nou on Wednesday, as Barcelona drew 1-1 with Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey semi-final first leg. But we also had growth.It is just half-time in the clash between football’s biggest rivals, but both sides will leave pleased with their evening’s work. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Certainly, Real Madrid showed just how far they have come under Santiago Solari.In October, they came to this stadium and were given a savage beating by Barcelona, with the Catalans romping to a 5-1 victory which resulted in Julen Lopetegui being sacked as Blancos boss.Since then, Madrid have made slow but steady progress and, remarkably, they now seem in a state of calm. For a club which usually is a box of fireworks, that is no mean feat.Zinedine Zidane’s greatest achievement as Real Madrid coach, on the way to three consecutive European cups, was steadying the ship, and it seems Solari is now doing likewise.The coach is achieving it in a different way, though. Solari isn’t afraid to make decisions that other coaches would shy away from.The Argentine has brought in Vincius Junior, a player Lopetegui overlooked, and the Brazilian’s explosive impact on the left flank has helped reignite Madrid’s season.In the Clasico, the teenager was erratic but still made an important impact. It was his cross to Karim Benzema that led to the opening goal, with the Frenchman squaring for Lucas Vazquez to finish in the sixth minute.Gareth Bale saw the goal from the bench and it looks like the Welshman will remain one of the high-profile victims of Real’s resurgence, alongside Isco.Solari’s attacking trio of Vazquez-Benzema-Vinicius is balanced. Bale no longer seems to fit up front.After coming on in the second half, the forward performed poorly, failing to link up with his team-mates and eventually wasting a good chance to put Madrid back in front.Barcelona had levelled in the 58th minute through a player enjoying growth of his own.Malcom may well have saved his Barcelona career on a night which started badly for him but ended brilliantly.After missing an early chance when Luis Suarez played him in, the winger refused to wallow in self-pity and sparked Barcelona’s recovery.Lionel Messi’s thigh problem sustained against Valencia kept him out of the starting line-up and Malcom grasped the chance to replace the Argentine with both hands.Eventually, he put Barcelona level on the night, showing the confidence to curl home from a tricky angle even with team-mates screaming for the ball.However, this Clasico was just the prelude to two more coming up in under a month, with the second leg on February 27, before a vital clash in La Liga on March 2.Both Madrid and Barca have tough schedules in the next four weeks which could end up defining their season.The Champions League kicks back into action with Barca facing Lyon and Madrid clashing with Ajax.Barcelona must travel to Athletic Bilbao and Sevilla in La Liga, while Real Madrid face bitter city rivals Atletico this weekend.In the space of just a month, everything could be turned on its head.A disastrous season for Madrid could become a sensational one if they manage to knock Barcelona out of the cup and score a league victory which would bring them back into the thick of the title race.Or if the Catalans, with Messi back, can win at the Bernabeu twice in four days, then they would be well positioned for a shot at another treble, after their successes in 2009 and 2015.Only after the dust settles on the third occasion these teams meet in the space of a month will we understand the true lie of the land.For now, enjoy a rare, wholesome Clasico. The fire and fury won’t take long to arrive.
ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 13: Quarterback Devin Gardner #98 of the Michigan Wolverines leads the team onto the field prior to the start of the game against the Miami University Redhawks at Michigan Stadium on September 13, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. the Wolverines defeated the Redhawks 34-10. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)Recruiting is heating up all across the country. More and more prospects are committing to programs, while others are taking advantage of the new early official visit period.Ohio State had been on top of the Big Ten recruiting standings for quite some time. That changed over the last couple of days, as Michigan landed five commitments in a two-day span.Three-star athlete George Johnson Jr. became the fifth recruit to commit to the Wolverines since yesterday when he revealed his choice earlier this evening. Johnson joins four-star defensive tackle Mazi Smith, four-star running back Zach Charbonnet, three-star cornerback D.J. Turner II and three-star tight end Erick All.https://t.co/UBv2OnYaQ1— George Johnson 7️⃣ (@john7_g) June 25, 2018With the recent flurry of commitments, Michigan has overtaken Ohio State for the top spot in the Big Ten. The Wolverines are No. 5 nationally as well, while the Buckeyes check in at No. 10.Here is a look at Michigan’s current class:Of course, there’s a long way to go until Signing Day, and Ohio State could easily take back the top spot soon.Still, this is a good sign for Michigan, especially considering some had been worried about the Wolverines’ recruiting earlier in the spring.
A starting college football quarterback has decided to forego his final season of eligibility, but he won’t be pursuing a professional career.Old Dominion starting quarterback Blake LaRussa, who led his team to an upset victory over Virginia Tech, is leaving the program.The quarterback will be transferring to a seminary school with plans to be a Christian minister.The Virginia Pilot had more:Old Dominion quarterback Blake LaRussa, a former walk-on who will forever hold a place in Monarch lore for leading a historic upset of Virginia Tech, is walking away, at the height of his career.The redshirt junior from Bishop Sullivan Catholic announced Wednesday that he will forgo his final season of eligibility and enroll in seminary school.“It has been an incredible journey with Old Dominion football, but I would like to announce that I will be moving on from football after I graduate this spring and will be going into full-time ministry,” LaRussa said in a statement released by ODU. “This fall (2019) I will be going to seminary school to start my Master’s of divinity. I am so grateful for all my coaches and teammates who I have grown so close with these past four years.”LaRussa threw for more than 3,000 yards, 19 touchdowns and 10 interceptions this season.“I am confident entering this next chapter of my life and excited to pursue what I have always known to be my heart’s greatest desire, and that is to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ and help people find hope,” LaRussa said.
BALTIMORE, MD – OCTOBER 21: Wide Receiver Michael Thomas #13 of the New Orleans Saints celebrates after catching a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on October 21, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)The NFL season is nearly at its end. Four teams remain with the New England Patriots taking on the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Conference Title Game and the New Orleans Saints hosting the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC title game.With the title games nearly here, Pick Six Previews looked at the rosters for each conference title team and came up with a list of the colleges with the most players in the AFC/NFC championships.Unsurprisingly, the top teams on the list are also some of the top teams in college football. Ohio State held down the top spot with nine players headlined by Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas.Georgia was second with seven and Tennessee rounded out the top three with six.Schools with most players on NFL Rosters (active) in the AFC/NFC Championships:9 – Ohio State7 – UGA6 – Tennessee5 – Alabama5 – Cal5 – Florida5 – FSU5 – Iowa5 – LSU5 – SMU4 – Auburn4 – Miami4 – Oregon4 – Oregon State4 – Rutgers4 – Washington— Pick Six Previews (@PickSixPreviews) January 15, 2019SMU and Rutgers are the surprise college football teams on the list with five and four respectively. Jared Goff (Cal) is the only quarterback whose alma mater made the list.
TALLAHASSEE, FL – SEPTEMBER 07: FA-18 fighter jets do a missing man fly-over to honor FSU graduate and U.S. Navy pilot Scott Speicher who was shot down in the first Gulf War during pre-game ceremonies as the Miami Hurricanes prepare to take on the Florida State Seminoles at Doak Campbell Stadium on September 7, 2009 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)Florida State’s football program is set to wrap up its spring period this weekend, as the Seminoles’ spring game is set for Saturday.FSU is in need of a major bounce-back season in 2019, as the Seminoles had a very disappointing Year 1 under Willie Taggart.The excitement for the spring game might not be at the level the program is used to, though.Florida State has reportedly sold a little more than 11,000 tickets for Saturday’s game. A crowd of 30,000-plus is possible thanks to students getting in for free.fsu has currently sold 11,400 tickets for sat’s spring game. This takes into account the main bowl, CC and suites. (Fsu students admitted free). Fsu has sold just under 300 field passes for the postgame concert, MC Hammer. Thinking crowd could exceed 30k if weather holds.— Jim Henry (@JimHenryTALLY) April 4, 2019Florida State had a much bigger crowd a year ago, when 60,000-plus attended.60k+ at the game a year ago https://t.co/072jkyrZ54— Josh Newberg (@joshnewberg247) April 4, 2019Florida State is coming off a 5-7 season, so it’s fair for the excitement around the program to be down this spring.The Seminoles’ spring game is set to kick off at 4 p.m. E.T.
Next Ambati Rayudu announces international retirement after World Cup snubAmbati Rayudu was not picked in India’s 15-member squad for the World Cup 2019 and then was ignored twice when Rishabh Pant and Mayank Agarwal were sent to England as replacements for the injured Shikhar Dhawan and Vijay Shankar.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 3, 2019UPDATED: July 3, 2019 23:16 IST HIGHLIGHTSAmbati Rayudu was not picked in India’s 15-member squad for World Cup 2019Rayudu played 55 ODIs for India, scoring 1694 runs at an average of 47.05Iceland Cricket trolled Rayudu on Tuesday, offering him permanent residency after his World Cup snubIndia batsman Ambati Rayudu on Wednesday announced his retirement from international cricket with immediate effect. Rayudu will continue to play in the Indian Premier League. Rayudu had already retired from first-class cricket.Rayudu was not included in India’s original 15-member squad for the World Cup 2019 and all-rounder Vijay Shankar was preferred over him. Chief selector MSK Prasad had stated that Shankar’s 3-dimensional qualities made them pick him over Rayudu, who wasn’t too happy with the decision.Just Ordered a new set of 3d glasses to watch the world cup ..Ambati Rayudu (@RayuduAmbati) April 16, 2019But then the injuries to opener Shikhar Dhawan and Shankar left the door open for the selectors to pick Rayudu as a possible replacement. Rayudu was even in the standbys list along with Rishabh Pant for the World Cup.The BCCI selectors however, decided to send Rishabh Pant as a replacement for Dhawan (thumb fracture) and Mayank Agarwal for Shankar, who injured his toe during practice. These could have been the reasons behind Rayudu’s immediate retirement, even though the cricketer himself hasn’t stated any reasons for the decision yet.Rayudu has played 55 ODIs for India, scoring 1694 runs at an average of 47.05 with three hundreds and 10 half-centuries. He also featured in six T20 internationals and made 42 run in them.Interestingly, the World Cup snubs gave Iceland Cricket the opportunity to troll Rayudu when they offered him permanent residency after Mayank Agarwal was named as Vijay Shankar’s official replacement in the Indian squad on Monday.Iceland Cricket put out a tongue-in-cheek tweet on Tuesday about how Mayank, who is the latest member to join the Indian team in England, has only three professional wickets at 72.33 and that Rayudu could play for them instead.advertisementAgarwal has three professional wickets at 72.33 so at least @RayuduAmbati can put away his 3D glasses now. He will only need normal glasses to read the document we have prepared for him. Come join us Ambati. We love the Rayudu things. #BANvIND #INDvBAN #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/L6XAefKWHwIceland Cricket (@icelandcricket) July 1, 2019Iceland Cricket also tweeted out the application form for permanent residency in Iceland if the Indian batter intended to take them up on their offer.”Agarwal has three professional wickets at 72.33 so at least Ambati Rayudu can put away his 3D glasses now. He will only need normal glasses to read the document we have prepared for him. Come join us Ambati. We love the Rayudu things,” tweeted Iceland Cricket.Also Read | India should have backed Ambati Rayudu at No.4: Gautam GambhirFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Ambati RayuduFollow Ambati Rayudu retirementFollow Indian cricket teamFollow World Cup 2019
Gautam Gambhir blasts Bishen Bedi, Chetan Chauhan after Navdeep Saini’s dream India debutGautam Gambhir was the one responsible for Navdeep Saini’s rise in the domestic circuit and the fast bowler repaid the former cricketer’s faith by making his India debut on Saturday.advertisement India Today Web Desk LauderhillAugust 3, 2019UPDATED: August 3, 2019 23:20 IST Navdeep Saini struck twice off successive deliveries in his first over for India (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSNavdeep Saini picked up the wickets of Pooran, Hetmyer and Pollard to finish with 3 for 17Saini was 2nd highest wicket-taker for India A in the 5 unofficial ODIs vs West Indies AIn the 2019 IPL season, Saini picked 11 wickets in 13 matchesFormer India cricketer Gautam Gambhir on Saturday congratulated Navdeep Saini for his international debut and also took the opportunity to slam Bishen Singh Bedi and Chetan Chauhan, the Delhi & District Cricket Association (DDCA) members who had written off Saini.Bedi and Chauhan were part of a faction of the DDCA members who did not approve of Gambhir’s choice to bring in Saini in the Delhi Ranji Trophy team. But ever since Gambhir’s backing, Saini has risen through the ranks at a rapid pace and finally made his India debut in the ongoing first T20 international against the West Indies in Lauderhill, Florida.Saini, who came into the attack in the 5th over, made a dream start by picking up the wickets of Nicholas Pooran and Shimron Hetmyer off successive deliveries in his first over itself. He picked up the wicket of Kieron Pollard for 49 in the final over without conceding a single run to finish with 3 wickets for 17 from 4 overs.India restricted West Indies to 95 for 9 in 20 overs and then chased down the target with 16 balls to spare and 4 wickets in hand to take a 1-0 lead in the 3-match series.Gambhir took this opportunity to laud Saini and hit out at Bedi and Chauhan.”Kudos Navdeep Saini on ur India debut. U already have 2 wkts even before u have bowled- @BishanBedi & @ChetanChauhanCr. Their middle stumps are gone seeing debut of a player whose cricketing obituary they wrote even before he stepped on the field, shame!!!” Gambhir tweeted.advertisementKudos Navdeep Saini on ur India debut. U already have 2 wkts even before u have bowled @BishanBedi & @ChetanChauhanCr. Their middle stumps are gone seeing debut of a player whose cricketing obituary they wrote even before he stepped on the field, shame!!! @BCCI pic.twitter.com/skD77GYjk9Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) August 3, 2019Navdeep Saini, who can clock a speed of 150 kmph, was the second highest wicket-taker in the 5-match unofficial ODI series for India A in the West Indies. Saini has also impressed with his pace in his first IPL season and was the fastest among Indians, clocking 152.85 kmph, which was second only to South Africa’s Kagiso Rabada’s at 154.23 kph.Saini who has been a consistent performer in the domestic circuit, plays for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League. In the 2019 season, he picked 11 wickets in 13 matches, bowling 141 dot balls – needless to say, Saini was again among the top bowlers in the 12th season of the Indian Premier League.Till 2013, Navdeep Saini, had not played a lot of cricket with the leather ball. He used to play with tennis balls in his hometown and he would often earn Rs 200 per match.Few people know that Saini’s cricketing journey began after he was identified by former India opener Gautam Gambhir during a 15-minute net session. Those 15 minutes later proved to be a groundbreaking time for his career.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Gautam GambhirFollow Navdeep SainiFollow Bishen BediFollow Chetan ChauhanFollow India VS West Indies
The Ashes: Woeful England post lowest total against Australia since 1948Ashes 3rd Test, Day 2: Josh Hazlewood picked up a five-wicket haul as an already trailing England in the series slumped to 67 in their first innings at Headingley.advertisement Reuters LeedsAugust 23, 2019UPDATED: August 23, 2019 20:17 IST England were bowled out for 67 in the first innings of the 3rd Ashes Test. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSEngland were bowled out for 67 against Australia’s 179 in first inningsJosh Hazlewood finished with figures of 5 for 30 to inflict the damage in the hostsIt was England’s 12th lowest Test innings total of all timeAustralia ripped through England to bowl the hosts out for 67 in their first innings on day two of the third Ashes test at Headingley their lowest test innings score against Australia since 1948.Trailing 1-0 in the series, England were looking take advantage of good conditions to surpass Australia’s first innings score of 179.However, Jason Roy’s struggles continued as he fell early for nine, before Joe Root followed his golden duck at Lord’s by lasting one more ball on his home ground without scoring.Rory Burns went next, before England’s in-form batsman Ben Stokes, on eight, went for a shot he did not need to and edged to David Warner one of four catches taken by the Australia opener.Coming out on 54-6 after the morning session, the wickets continued to fall as Chris Woakes was out first ball after lunch, with Australia making light work of the England tail to embarrass the hosts and open up a first innings lead of 112.Josh Hazlewood did the damage with the ball, taking 5-30 as Australia’s pacemen proved too hot to handle for England, who posted their 12th lowest test innings of all time, which lasted less than 28 overs.Also Read | Ashes 2019, 3rd Test: Jofra Archer takes 6 as Australia bowled out for 179 on Day 1Also Read | He bowled at bit like Dale Steyn: David Warner hails ‘world-class’ Jofra ArcherAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Ashes 2019Follow Jofra ArcherFollow Josh Hazelwood Next
It all started in 1938 when Action Comics introduced a costumed character with two identities. The man possessed powers and extraordinary strength. He used these gifts to protect the defenseless. This man went by the name Man of Steel, and not only was he a superhero; he was a prototype for all future models, including Batman, and Wonder Woman.The Golden Age of DC Comics by Taschen is a comic book nerd’s study guide to the world of superheroes and comic book history. And we all know you don’t have to wear tape around your glasses to be a nerd.The book chronicles from 1935 to 1956 and traces DC Comics’ first decades, which starts out with pulp origins and continues on to discuss topics like book burnings and McCarthyism. Taschen’s latest book also includes an exclusive interview with Joe Kubert, a legendary comic book artist who is well known for Sgt. Rock and Hawkman.Taschen explores the origins of well known legends but also gives the reader a behind the scenes look with stories about the men and women responsible for bringing colorful fiction to the many happy kids of yesteryear.Author Paul Levitz is a comic book fan and has worked as an editor and publisher of The Comic Reader. He was an editor of the Batman titles and has written more than 300 stories. H also acted as the president of DC Comics from 2002 – 2009.So come on, embrace your geeky side and pick up a copy here. Kicking It With Timber Joey of the Portland Timbers Soccer Team Editors’ Recommendations 16 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? 10 Refreshing Labor Day Cocktail Recipes to Salute the End of Summer You Should Read Patagonia Founder Yvon Chouinard’s Guide to Life
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Written By: Tom Ogg The current effort to rebrand travel agents as travel advisors is taking an interesting turn in nomenclature. There are really numerous reasons why, but I will start with the most obvious. Whether you call yourself an agent, consultant, professional, advisor or an MME (Memory Making Expert) as Patty Kollar CTA of PackNTravel does, it is really the client who determines what you are. As Samarah Meil, of Amarillo Travel Network in Amarillo, Texas says “I honestly am great with being known as THE TRAVEL AGENT to work with! I know it is trendy to use other names, such as Advisor, Consultant, Travel Junkie, Travel Ninja, Travel Designer, etc – but in the end, I really think most people just think of us as a Travel Agent and not in a negative way.” Geoff Millar, Owner of Ultimate All-Inclusive Travel Inc shares “We still use travel agent for one main reason, our advertising. We did quite a bit of testing using travel consultant, travel advisor and a few other titles but we found that with all our advertising, Travel Agent still got the most response, almost 2 to 1 over the use of other titles. We also found that the quality of the responses or leads we received remained high quality.” The Agency Law FactorUsing the term “Travel Agent” is an important part of Agency Law that dictates how travel agents present themselves to consumers. If you are unfamiliar with Agency Law, here is a video tutorial that introduces you to some of the more important concepts of it. As you can see Agency Disclosure has a huge impact on your fiduciary obligation to the Principal in the transaction you are processing. If the client thinks that you are acting on their behalf solely and you fail to do your agency disclosure, you may well end up being help to a fiduciary standard for both the supplier and the client. This is indeed a tenuous position to be in. In an article entitled “Are You An Agent For A Supplier Or Fiduciary For The Client?” (Travel Market Report, July 7th, 2017) written by Paul Ruden, ASTA’s executive vice president for legal and industry affairs (now retired) shares details on how travel agents must disclose their agency relationship with the principle in a timely manner so that the client has an opportunity to cancel if they chose to do so. The disclosure should be done in writing and also continued in subsequent correspondence. The article is well worth the read to confirm your obligation as a travel agent. It is crystal clear that referring to yourself as anything other than a travel agent may cause confusion for the client who might believe that a consultant is consulting on their behalf or that an advisor is advising on their behalf. A travel agent is acting on behalf of a Principle and using the term travel agent is on its face, agency disclosure. Let’s look at the definition of the four terms being discussed as a business style. Here are the rawest forms of the meaning of each.Agent: a person who acts on behalf of another person or group. Consultant: a person who provides expert advice professionally. Professional: engaged in a specified activity as one’s main paid occupation rather than as a pastime. Advisor: a person who gives advice in a particular field. You can see that all four seem applicable to travel agents. But wait, in an article entitled “What’s in a Name? A Travel Agent by Any Other Name” (Travel Market Report, September 29th, 2017) Paul Ruden shares that by calling yourself anything other than a travel agent you may be causing the consumer to think that you are their fiduciary and thereby cancel any legal protection afforded to you by doing your agency disclosure to the client. The American Bar Association makes the obligation for agency disclosure to take place in order to avoid the pitfall of dual fiduciary quite clear in an article entitled “Travel Agents: Their Role and Liability” The article shares that most U.S. courts are now holding travel agents to a fiduciary standard, especially when leisure travel is involved and that the only way to avoid it is through agency disclosure. “However, as long as the customer is informed of the identity of the principal (e.g., the cruise line, tour company, hotel, etc.), the travel agent will not be held individually liable for a breach of contract by such disclosed principal. This legal concept of the disclosed agent of a disclosed principal is important for the travel agent to understand and explain to consumers so that the travel agent is able to avoid liability for breaches of duty or contract by travel suppliers.” The Clumsy Truth About DisclosureLet’s substitute “Travel Advisor” with another agent type and now consider “Real Estate Advisor.” The first assumption is that a real estate advisor doesn’t necessarily sell real estate (that is what a real estate agent does) but offers real estate advice, presumably for people considering either buying, selling or managing real estate. Since they are acting as an advisor, they must have a fiduciary relationship with you as the advisee. Here is what a disclosure statement from a real estate advisor might sound like. “Yes, I am your real estate advisor. While I am actually a real estate agent working for my principle, as a fiduciary, which is the seller of the home you are interested in, I only have the obligation to be fair and honest to you as the buyer.” You can easily see how clumsy this disclosure becomes. And, failure to disclose that they are acting as an agent for the Principle would easily put them in jeopardy of a breach of fiduciary claim should the house turn out to be faulty with no disclosure. Kim DalPonte of Pixie Dust & Paradise Travel, Inc. shares “I have always called myself a Travel Consultant, but I say I own a Travel Agency (not a Travel Consulting Firm). However, no matter what I call myself, all of my clients, and the general population say, and relate to Travel Agent!” “Yes we use travel counsellor on our business cards but I still say travel agent. It is just to get the point across that I do not just sell you a trip. I do not charge you a service fee and I will give you ideas on where to go, I will match up your interests with a resort to get a great fit. I will try to make it a seamless experience from the time you leave the house and are transported to the airport to when you come home and have after travel issues. So although I am a travel agent and will sell you a trip, we do so much more.” says Beth Lariviere with EA Travel and Tours in Ontario, Canada. Mitch Krayton CTA of Krayton Travel in Aurora, Colorado asks “Do you sell your advice only? Then Travel Advisor is a good fit. Travel Professional says nothing about you and we all are professing travel. We get paid mostly by suppliers as their agents which is why Travel Agent works so well. We have no problem with insurance agent, real estate agent, do we? We sell for a living. Instead of hiding the obvious truth of what we do with a synonym no one understands. Be proud that you sell value to you travelers and that you have been chosen as an agent for travel by your suppliers.” The Case For Being Called Something Other Than a Travel AgentIn an article entitled “This Is Why Travel Agents Want To Be Called Travel Advisors” Christopher Elliott, a reputable consumer advocate, tries to make the case for the change of nomenclature from travel agent to travel advisor. While his article is interesting, it lacks any understanding of the evolution of travel professionals over the last two decades. He equates a travel agent as someone who is “just looking for a commission check” and that there is “a significant part of the travel agency community that wants to turn the clock back to 1990, to the days when they could earn a comfortable living with a phone call and a few keystrokes.” The truth is that during the 1990s retail brick and mortar travel agencies were going bankrupt and closing in never-seen-before numbers. This was the result of the airline ticket commissions being first capped and eventually eliminated. I have been in the travel industry full time since 1968 and I can personally tell you that there was never a time when travel agents “earn a comfortable living with a phone call and a few keystrokes.” Another truth is that while travel agents are agents of the Principle supplier, agents do everything conceivable to make the client’s travel experience as positive as possible. This includes full product exposure whether it is a cruise, resort, tour, all-inclusive, or any other travel niche out there. They share their personal knowledge, expertise and experience with clients. They offer clients extensive support and services including matching the client with the perfect vacation choice, arranging detailed travel itineraries paving the way for a smooth journey and acting as the safety backup while the client is traveling. In the “How To Tell If Your Agent is an Advisor” section of the article Mr. Elliott includes the following signs indicating you are working with an advisor: They Do More Than Book Travel: Travel agents have been doing this since their inception. In fact, today’s travel professional is going well beyond the “just booking travel” stage. They Specialize: I am sure it is safe to say that pretty much all travel agents specialize in niches that allow them to develop expertise that is in demand with the traveling public. Never before has it been easier to reach niche oriented clients within a travel agent’s specific specialization. They Offer Concierge Services: My long time friend Sandy Elson MCC , Owner of Your Cruise Concierge shares “I opened “Your Cruise Concierge” in 2004 as a cruise-only home based travel agency. Having been a travel agent since 1985, I knew that times had changed and I had to offer clients more than they could get on their own. With so much information available on the internet, I wanted to enhance my service as not only a “travel agent” but a “cruise concierge.” I offered services that were not available on the internet or from other travel agencies. including a menu of services, such as making dinner reservations in pre-cruise or post-cruise cities, or on the ships themselves. I researched and printed information about each port stop, including sightseeing suggestions and dining suggestions, which went far beyond the cruise lines’ information about the ports. The most important service I could offer was to keep myself informed and experienced about every cruise line, and every ship on that line, to better serve my clients. I became the “go-to” travel agent for my niche specialties, including family reunion cruises and luxury cruises. This knowledge and experience stands as the concierge feature of my service that my clients valued the most.” They Charge a Consulting Fee: While many agents do charge a consulting fee, this hardly qualifies anyone as a travel agent, consultant, professional or advisor. So Are You a Travel Agent, or What? As Teri Hurley, Owner of Endless Love Travel in Georgetown, Texas says “Whether we like it or not, the public recognition remains attached to Travel Agent. I personally feel if you are doing your job correctly you are a consultant first, an advisor second and agent last, as you move through the client process to close your sale. However, strictly for marketing purposes, travel agent remains the go to tag.” Vicki Scheck of ScheckTrek Travel in Pasadena, California shares “We all know that there is a movement underway to call ourselves almost anything other than travel “agents.” In order for the title to carry any weight, however, we would need to get behind that phrase “call ourselves.” I can call myself the Queen of Sheba, but does it mean anything? Anyone with a host agency can call her or himself a travel advisor and feel superior to the other poor soul who only calls her or himself a travel agent. And yet, the experienced travel agent might be in the Million-Dollar Club, and the new travel advisor might not have made her or his first booking yet.” In the end, what you choose to call yourself is up to you. I kind of like the idea of calling yourself your specific niche “River Cruise Specialist”, “Hawaii Specialist” or “African Safari Specialist” which really helps clients identify what you do and who you are.
Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness (left), and his wife, the Most Hon. Juliet Holness (third left), with former Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller and her husband, the Most Hon. Errald Miller, at the launch of a documentary film on the life and work of the nation’s first female Prime Minister, held at Carib 5, Cross Roads, on February 25.
Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, says the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) intends to ramp up the Public Education Programme in the High Schools, and commence the sensitisation programmes at the Primary School level.She also noted that this would be done for the Programme for Athlete Support Personnel, to include coaches, trainers, teachers, parents and members of the general public.The Prime Minister was delivering a Statement in the House of Representatives, today (July 16), following news of the Adverse Analytical Findings found in the “A” samples provided by five Jamaican athletes who participated in the Junior and Senior Trials, which were held at the National Stadium in June.“We need to initiate a system for High School level testing for athletes involved in training and competition in sport, in accordance with appropriate approvals from the Ministry of Education, ISSA and the parents and guardians of these youngsters,” Mrs. Simpson Miller emphasised.The Prime Minister said the country stood by “our athletes and value the significant contributions they make toward engendering national pride.”“However, as a country we reiterate the importance of integrity in sport, fair play, and the maintenance of a doping free sporting environment,” Mrs. Simpson Miller declared.The Prime Minister said that the JADCO website is being updated to include a link to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List, which includes substances and methods prohibited in and out of competition.“It is important to note that our premier Physical Education institution, the G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sport, has been offering, for the last 15 years as part of its Sports Medicine course, full coverage of the Anti-Doping rules. It is time that we seek to include the teaching of these rules as part of the Physical Education curriculum in our High Schools,” Mrs. Simpson Miller emphasised.In the meantime, the Prime Minister is urging Jamaicans to refrain, at this time, from making judgments and conclusions about what has been reported in the media.“Let us not be disheartened. Let us continue to allow the results management process to run its course,” she said.The Prime Minister told the House that JADCO received Certificates of Analysis for five Adverse Analytical Findings from the WADA-accredited laboratory in Montreal, Canada. One Adverse Analytical Finding was reported from the National Junior Championships and four Adverse Analytical Findings were reported from the National Senior Championships.The Agency immediately initiated the Results Management process, with its Anti-Doping Rule Violation Review Panel conducting the Initial Reviews on July 10, 2013 and July 12, 2013 for the Adverse Analytical Findings, respectively.Mrs. Simpson Miller informed that JADCO has sent written notifications to all the athletes –one was hand delivered on July 11, 2013 and the other four were sent via e-mail on July 12 and 13, 2013. To date, only two athletes have acknowledged receipt of the notifications.She noted that all affected athletes are to provide a response to the notification by Friday, July 19, 2013 and to indicate if he or she requires his or her “B” sample to be analysed.The Prime Minister explained that JADCO has the authority to test all athletes in Jamaica, including local and international athletes.The testing programme is guided by the World Anti-Doping Agency’s Code, including the International Standard for Testing, the Anti-Doping in Sport Act, 2008, the Jamaica Policy Against Doping in Sport (2005) and the JADCO Anti-Doping Rules 2008, and complies with all the procedures and rules stipulated to ensure the validity of the testing process.