CTO secretary general calls for education about the role people play in tourism

first_imgHugh Riley EL SALVADOR, San Salvador — The secretary general of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), Hugh Riley has called on tourism interests in the Americas “to educate our populations to the true potential of this marvelously resilient, yet incredibly vulnerable industry”.In an address to the 19th Inter-American Travel Congress, the CTO secretary general warned of “the danger of ignorance”, saying it posed as great a threat to tourism as any major peril. Some of these include crime, civil unrest, terrorism, political instability, burdensome taxation, food-borne illnesses, communicable diseases and climate change.“We cannot meaningfully discuss the involvement of our communities in tourism without accepting our fundamental responsibility to teach them about tourism. I submit that failure to do so is as great a danger as any other that we have identified,” Riley told the audience which included the Salvadoran president, Mauricio Funes and the secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza.He stressed that education did not mean “creating a tourism practitioner out of every citizen in the Americas” but that the children in the hemisphere must be taught from an early age, the role they play in tourism.“I’m suggesting that an essential step to sustaining our tourism industry lies in reaching into our primary and secondary schools, and unleashing the power of those young, creative minds at a very early age. Giving them a clear understanding of the role they play in the success of this industry is sometimes as basic as helping them to understand what a tourist really is, and how one expects to be treated,” the secretary general said.In his address entitled Challenges of Sustainable Tourism in the Americas, Riley also focused on the importance of involving communities, stressing that “our people are the core of our industry and the mirrors of our culture”. Sustainability, he said, depended largely on engaging the community.The 19th Inter-American Travel Congress, organized by the OAS and the government of El Salvador, brought together high-level tourism authorities from Americas to discuss tourism as a vehicle to fight poverty. The Inter-American Travel Congress, created in 1939 with the objective of promoting the development of tourism in the Americas.The CTO, the region’s tourism development agency, had the notion of sustainable tourism engrained in its mission statement when that statement was crafted 22 years ago.Caribbean News Now 7 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Tweet Sharecenter_img Share Share NewsRegional CTO secretary general calls for education about the role people play in tourism by: – October 4, 2011last_img read more

‘Surgical’ ECQ in Bo. Obrero extended for 3 more days

first_imgAccording to Conlu, members of the 44 households (composed of 77 families) have not left their houses since July 22. The barangay council is shouldering their meals. Four new coronavirus disease cases in the neighborhood were detected, according to Mayor Jerry Treñas. ILOILO City – The 72-hour “surgical extreme” enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) on a neighborhood in Zone 2, Barangay Bo. Obrero in Lapuz district which ended on Saturday, July 25, was extended for another three days beginning last night. * Only Authorized Persons Outside Residence (APOR) shall be allowed to enter and/or leave the neighborhood, and existing health and safety measures shall be strictly imposed. As of yesterday afternoon, July 26, 66 test results have been released. Four tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The 44 households (197 individuals) covered by the ECQ would therefore continue their home quarantine until Wednesday night, July 29, or until all the results of their reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are released. Mayor Treñas’ executive order on the “surgical extreme” ECQ ordered the households to observe the following: The ECQ was imposed beginning July 22 after two new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in the neighborhood just days after a resident there died due to the viral illness. According to Barangay Councilman James Conlu, one of these four new cases was a 14-year-old girl, a relative of the neighborhood’s three COVID-19 cases which were the following: 39-year-old female (Patient No. 820), a 71-year-old female (Patient No. 821), and an 80-year-old male (Patient No. 679). A curfew and liquor ban are also being maintained in the neighborhood. * Refrain from unnecessary travel until the COVID-19 testing and sanitation process have been completed. Patient No. 679 died on July 7 but his COVID-19-positive test result was known and released only on July 15. Patient No. 821 was his wife and Patient No. 820 was a daughter. * All forms of transportation, both private and public, are restricted./PNlast_img read more

Lady Bulldogs Fall To Lady Bengals

first_imgThe BMS 7th Grade Volleyball team lost against a talented Greendale: 25-11 and 25-13.Ashlee Cornn and Jenna Honnert were the leading servers each with 4 serves and 1 ace. Jadyn Harrington, Megan Meyer, Kaitlyn Sarringhaus, and Timbre Davies lead the team with kills. Timbre Davies also added to good blocks.The whole team played very hard. There record is 2-2.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Megan Werner.The BMS 8th Grade Volleyball team fell to a talented Greendale team: 25-16, 25-15.The Bulldogs stayed positive and played hard.  Katie Shane had many digs from the Tigers’ tips.  Top servers were Brayleigh Patterson with 5 points including 1 ace.  Syndee Schaefer added 3 points including 2 aces.  Shelby Westerfeld, Jade Kopp, and Katie Shane each had a service point.  At the net Sophie Lee and Shelby Westerfeld each had 3 kills.  Jade Kopp, Katie Shane, and Laney Flynn each added a kill.Their record is 3-1.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Angie Ehrman.last_img read more

Evridge, UW roll over Herd

first_imgJEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoAfter rushing for 404 yards and only throwing the ball 10 times against Akron, the University of Wisconsin offensive attack took on a different identity Saturday.The start was less than ideal, but ultimately, UW was able to overcome a lackluster first quarter en route to defeating Marshall 51-14.The Thundering Herd took full advantage of a Badger team that committed six first-quarter penalties and simply looked flat early. Freshman quarterback Mark Cann connected with Darius Passmore for a 36-yard pass over the head of Mario Goins to set up a 1-yard Chubb Small touchdown run to put the Herd up 7-0.Cann found Lee Smith for a 25-yard pitch and catch on the ensuing drive, which ended in a Darius Marshall 1-yard touchdown run. Just like that, the Badgers found themselves in a 14-point hole.But they didn’t panic.“We settled down on the sidelines, had a few spirited conversations and put our guys on the right track,” head coach Bret Bielema said.Sophomore wide receiver Kyle Jefferson said it was quarterback Allan Evridge who rallied the troops.“He just told us that we’re a family,” Jefferson said. “We’re a group of brothers fighting for each other, and that’s what we did, we came out and fought. We just stayed focused, stayed on task, listened to our leaders and executed.”In only his second start in a UW uniform, Evridge led an aerial assault that the Marshall defense simply couldn’t handle. Evridge piloted a seven-play, 60-yard drive that ended in a 2-yard touchdown run by P.J. Hill. The lefty Evridge completed his first pass of the day on that drive — after starting 0-for-4 — on a 38-yard strike to tight end Lance Kendricks, who finished with a career-high 94 yards receiving. That shifted the momentum into the Badgers’ favor.“He threw a couple balls, threw them on time, on rhythm,” Bielema said of Evridge. “A couple guys made nice plays. Garrett Graham had a couple nice grabs, Kyle Jefferson, some nice individual efforts out there as well. It’s easy to get behind guys that are completing balls. We just got in a rhythm there. You could kind of see the pendulum swing. … That [play] might have changed the whole momentum of the game.”Kendricks agreed.“It was definitely a momentum swing,” said the Badgers’ tight end. “I definitely looked to the sideline to get them riled up. I looked to the o-line to get them going. I think it really got some confidence in everybody.”That was just the beginning, as Evridge finished the day 17-of-26 for 308 yards and a touchdown to tight end Garrett Graham. But don’t talk to Evridge about statistics; he only has one thing in mind.“The most important thing for me is the win,” Evridge said. “I don’t care how many yards it was, as long as we got the ‘w’ … I just love to win.”Still, his coach was excited.“Allan made an individual statement just doing what he did,” Bielema noted. “Any time a quarterback has to hand the ball off 40 or 50 times in their opener, everyone is going to say, ‘Why can’t you throw?’ but Allan knows. He started off 0-for-4 … didn’t start off on the right foot, but then battled back, settled down.”After a 45-yard Phillip Welch field goal into the wind, Wisconsin finally took a 17-14 lead — its first of the day — with 31 seconds left in the first half, as Zach Brown scampered for a 3-yard touchdown run. But again, it was Evridge leading the drive as he completed three straight passes — including a 34-yarder to Kendricks — to set up the score.“This tight end group has good leaders in Garrett, Travis and Mickey (Turner),” Kendricks said. “The tight end group is one you can look to when things aren’t going right.”No one had to tell that to Evridge, as Kendricks and Graham caught a combined 167 yards.The onslaught continued in the second half as Evridge and the offense fed off of three UW third-quarter interceptions — two by Niles Brinkley and one by Shane Carter.“Defensively, we got three straight turnovers, and we really kicked it into high gear,” captain DeAndre Levy said. “The offense responded and got some scores, and we just rolled from there.”In the third quarter alone, Evridge orchestrated three more touchdown drives and threw for 105 yards as the Badgers kept piling up what ended up being 51 unanswered points.“The run, they were shutting it down early so we decided to throw,” Evridge added. “Last week we were so dominant with the run, but this week they were shutting some things down. But then we really got it rolling, and I’m really proud of my teammates.”His receivers were proud of him, too.“[Allan] was a lot more comfortable, smiling, getting in the groove of things,” Kendricks said. “It was a lot of fun.”Winning is always fun. But completing a 2-0 start wasn’t the only thing these Badgers took away from Saturday’s comeback victory.“It’s always good to have adversity,” Jefferson said. “I’m glad we got it early, so we know what it looks like, so when we go on the road or have a game at home, we know how to overcome it.”Coach?“I’m excited because I just saw a football team that was down 14-0 and had every reason in the world to fold or continue with the struggles,” Bielema said. “But they haven’t done that.”“This team is excited about each other,” he added. “I like the chemistry of this football team. It’s been tested twice now, and they’ve responded positively both weeks.”last_img read more

Eaves, UW hoping to build on victory

first_imgKRIS UGARRIZA/Herald photoIt took eight games, but the Wisconsin men’s hockey team finally has its first win of the season after beating North Dakota 5-2 on Saturday in Grand Forks.“I do know that, like somebody said, we got the monkey off our back and confidence in our pocket,” UW head coach Mike Eaves said in his press conference Monday. “We come to the ice today with that, and it’ll be interesting to see where we’re at. I’m interested to get on the ice. Right now, we want to build on that. We can’t forget the fact that in order to do that, we have to continue to do the basics and that’s to work hard and continue to get better in all areas.”One of the players instrumental in securing the Badgers their first victory was senior forward Tom Gorowsky, who notched two goals Saturday night against the Sioux — including the eventual game-winner in the third period.“We put him with a couple guys that seem to complement each other, and he was able to produce,” Eaves said. “It was nice to see him all smiles on Saturday because that’s what this young man wants to do is help his team win, and he was able to do that.”The two goals for Gorowsky, a seldom-used forward, matched his season total from a year ago. He was assisted by Jamie McBain and Sean Dolan on his first goal, and scored the second one unassisted while playing on a line with Dolan and John Mitchell.Eaves expects those three to continue to play together when Michigan Tech comes to town this weekend for a two-game series.“Based on last week, he’s going to keep playing with those young men,” Eaves said. “We’ll see if he can continue that and help us continue growing in the way we are.”Defense tightens upIn the first six games of the season, the Badgers allowed their opponent to score five or more goals in every game except for a 2-2 tie against the Minnesota Golden Gophers last weekend. At North Dakota, however, UW let in a total of five on the weekend in a 3-2 loss and 5-2 win. The series dropped Wisconsin’s goals per game average to 4.38, still last in the WCHA.But with the series split, Eaves saw his team mature on the defensive side of the puck.“I think it’s a big step for everybody,” Eaves said. “I think our goaltending, I think defense and forwards working together. The one thing that’s been constant is our ability and our willingness to block shots. That’s been there.“I thought our young defensemen are finally figuring out, ‘You know what, if I don’t have a play, it’s OK to shoot it off the glass and get it out and have that next zone mentality.’ There are guys in the National Hockey League, that’s how they make their living doing that. So I think it’s a combination of everybody doing their part better.”Eaves mentioned the play of senior goaltender Shane Connelly, who stopped 42 North Dakota shots Friday and 31 shots Saturday in his first victory of the season.“Obviously, there’s been times when he’s been brilliant and then there’s some times he’d like some goals back,” Eaves said of Connelly.The UW coach still knows his young blueliners have room for improvement, and that starts with taking a more defensive approach to playing the puck.“I think for a guy like young Jake Gardiner, I think he’s been caught a couple times. He’s an offensive guy,” Eaves said. “Especially on our power play, he’s been cheating towards the offensive side, and it’s burned him a couple times and one of the reasons why we’ve given up a couple short-handed goals. … All of the guys kind of like it. They have to make those decisions. That comes from experience.”Schedule a non-factorWisconsin is coming off arguably its hardest stretch of the 2008-09 schedule, facing ranked opponents in Boston College, New Hampshire, Denver, Minnesota and North Dakota in its first eight games. When the Badgers face the 2-4-0 Michigan Tech Huskies Friday and Saturday, it will be the first series all year against an unranked foe.For Eaves, though, that won’t affect how his team prepares for the weekend. “Well A, Michigan Tech, if we don’t match their heart, we’ll be in trouble. And B, we are in no position to take it easy with one win. That is surely the message that will be coming from the coaches and hopefully the leadership corps.”last_img read more

Syracuse to play Kansas State in inaugural Pinstripe Bowl

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse accepted an invitation to play in the inaugural New Era Pinstripe Bowl Thursday, SU Athletic Director Daryl Gross announced at an afternoon press conference. ‘We have such a great announcement,’ Gross said. ‘It’s not the biggest secret in the world, but we have accepted a bid to play in the Pinstripe Bowl.’ The Pinstripe Bowl will take place Dec. 30 at 3:30 p.m. at Yankee Stadium. The Orange will face off against Kansas State, which accepted a bid to the bowl Friday. In addressing the media Friday at an afternoon press conference, SU head coach Doug Marrone said the bowl trip was a ‘dream come true.’ ‘This team has accomplished a great deal, and this is a great reward for us,’ he said. ‘We talked about it all year. We have our goals that we all signed on for.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder text On Thursday, Gross rarely stopped beaming during a 14-minute press conference in which he wore cufflinks that displayed the interlocking ‘NY’ logo of the New York Yankees. After Syracuse’s season ended last Saturday with a 16-7 loss to Boston College, talks between the Yankees and Syracuse started to heat up. The Pinstripe Bowl gets the fourth selection from the Big East. But with the ‘mutual attraction’ between the two parties, Gross said it made sense to accept the bid now than to wait for other bowl possibilities. ‘We’re elated,’ he said. ‘We’re happy to be back at a bowl. To be in the Pinstripe Bowl is a really nice thing for us. Like Doug (Marrone) said, if we’re not going to be in a BCS bowl, there couldn’t be a more perfect bowl for us to be in.’ Later, Gross added that the novelty of the bowl made it such an easy choice for the department to accept. The bowl is the first in the New York City area since the 1981 Garden State Bowl in Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. It is the first bowl in New York since 1962, when Miami played Nebraska in the Gotham Bowl in the original Yankee Stadium. ‘It’s kind of a once-in-a-lifetime type of event,’ Gross said. For a team and program attempting to market itself as ‘New York’s college team,’ a trip to the Pinstripe Bowl in perhaps the most iconic stadium in New York can ‘only enhance that,’ Gross said. ‘It couldn’t be any better,’ he said. ‘There we are, for a whole week, to take over the town and paint it Orange. Not just taxi tops. We’ll be playing down there, as well.’ Marrone grew up in the Bronx, about nine miles from Yankee Stadium. His grandfather worked as an usher for Yankee Stadium. So for the SU head coach, the bowl will also be a trip home, making it all the more special. ‘I don’t know how many coaches get to play in a venue that they grew up around their entire life,’ Marrone said. ‘I think it is, without a doubt, a dream come true to go home.’ Mark Holtzman, the Pinstripe Bowl’s executive director, was on hand during the Syracuse men’s basketball game against North Carolina State Saturday to present Marrone and SU with an official invite. ‘We’re still high-fiving,’ Holtzman said of Syracuse’s inclusion to the bowl after the presentation. ‘The smile hasn’t worn off.’ In Marrone’s second season at the helm, the Orange returned to a bowl game for the first time since 2004. Its 7-5 record was the first winning season for the program since 2001. And it came after a 4-8 season last year that led to a preseason pick of seventh in the conference in the Big East media poll. But SU surprised with four road victories in the Big East, including signature wins at South Florida and West Virginia. In its final road conference win at Rutgers on Nov. 13, it clinched bowl eligibility with a 13-10 victory over the Scarlet Knights. bplogiur@syr.edu aolivero@syr.edu Published on December 1, 2010 at 12:00 pmcenter_img Commentslast_img read more

STS gets green light to expand into UK

first_img Share Building on its European and global expansion strategies, STS has been given the green light by the UK Gambling Commission to provide services across the UK, based on an ‘independent licence’.Polish bookmaker STS has subsequently gone live with its own UK licence, 10 months after initially launching as a licensed white-label brand on the BetConstruct platform.STS now operates in European markets including Germany, Iceland, Luxembourg, Slovenia, Andorra, San Marino, Gibraltar, Slovakia, Malta and Latvia, as well as the UK and Poland. Mateusz Juroszek, Chief Executive Officer of STS, said: “We are not only the largest Polish bookmaking company but the first domestic company in this industry that operates outside the domestic market. “Obtaining a licence in the United Kingdom is the result of a consistently implemented international expansion strategy. We are always looking at other prospective foreign markets.”STS has increased its revenues over tenfold – from PLN 220 million to PLN 2.41 billion – in the last six years.Currently, STS holds a 47% share in the Polish bookmaking market, and 80% of its revenues are generated by online channels such as applications dedicated to Android and iOS as well as the website and the mobile version of the website. Successful summer leaves Leadstar positive over industry’s recovery August 18, 2020 Polish wagering report highlights STS market dominance  August 17, 2020 Gambling.com maintains momentum against COVID-19 impacts August 19, 2020 Submit Share Related Articles StumbleUponlast_img read more

Nine goal fest on CAF U-17 finals opening day in Casablanca

first_imgThe opening day of the 10th CAF U-17 Championship finals taking place in Morocco produced nine goals from the double header matches played at Mohammed V stadium in Casablanca. Morocco scored four in defeating Gabon 4-1 while in the second match Tunisia got the better of Botswana by a 3-1 score line.The Atlas Cubs made up of players largely from football academies in Belgium, France, Netherlands and Spain has huge expectations on them from many and as coach Abdellah Elidrissi put it after the match , “they had never played together a game against another national team.” It however did not really look that way at the beautifully manicured grass at Mohamed V Stadium where the Cubs did not take long to strike against the Baby Panthers of Gabon. Morocco’s first goal came in the seventh minute through Hamza Sakhi and three minutes later they had a second.The home side was dominating the game with team captain Nabil Jaadi at the center of the majority of Morocco’s good play. The Atlas Cubs were passing the ball, moving and creating chances with character and precision much to the delight of the crowd.The Moroccans played with cohesion and solidity and unity that defied a team playing together in a competitive match for the first time. After dominating the first period in the second half the Gabonese two goals down upped the ante and competed more. But the next goal came from the Moroccans through Bnou Marzouk with a header from a free-kick. According to the coach “We wanted to score more goals and not concede but in the end you have to be happy with today’s work, performance and result. Our target remains reaching the semi-finals and it’s a good start towards that goal” Gabon whose passing game was growing and improving as the game wore on pulled one back when their captain Guy Reteno was fouled in the box and up stepped Eyamba Obouoyi to score the spot kick.Moroccans made it four in the added on time when Jaadi dribbled through before slotting past the keeper.Meanwhile the Baby Panthers of Gabon seemed to have been shocked by Morocco’s fast and furious start to the game and did not quite recover from the quick and early punches. Gabon coach Rigobert Nzamba said after the match “We succumbed to stage fright and did not play to our capabilities at all, yes, my youthful side did not handle the occasion of playing in U-17 Championship finals well and were scared today. We lost to a better team today. The difference between the two teams, was that Morocco has the presence of many players in their ranks coming from training centers in Europe with the pace and quality of daily work with their clubs. Our players are, admittedly, a little behind on some of those attributes and systems of everyday work and training “.Tunisia vs. Botswana In the second match of the day in Group A it was almost a similar story with Tunisia establishing dominance just like Morocco in their game against Botswana. The Tunisians’ technical mastery was tested against the athleticism of the Young Zebras of Botswana. According to Abdelay Ben Soltane, the coach of the Carthage Eaglets “Carthage Eaglets. I expected a physical game with their direct play, their fighting spirit, their physical condition” Soltane was pleased with the way his charges played in particular how they started.It took the Eaglets mere 30 seconds to be on the score sheet through Mohamed Ben Larbin and the same player converted a penalty three minutes later to make it 2-0. The Young Zebras eventually steadied the ship and played as if nothing had happened in the opening minutes.The Southern Africans reduced the arrears through Tumisang Orebonye and the score was 2-1 at half time.Botswana coach Kagiso Kobedi ‘s side battled on in the second looking for the equaliser but it was Tunisia who scored again in the 50th minute through Nidhal Ben Salem .So after the opening day’s proceedings in Group A Morocco lead the standing , followed by Tunisia a, then Botswana and Gabon On Tuesday 16th April hosts Morocco will take on Botswana while Tunisia and Gabon battle it out in the other match. With the semi-finalists at this tournament automatically qualifying for the FIFA U-17 World Cup to be held in United Arab Emirates in October/November 2013, Morocco and Tunisia will approach Tuesday games fully aware that another win could secure that semi-final place, while for Botswana and Gabon a second loss spells the end of a semi-final dream.The action turns to Group B in Marrakech for the opening games on Sunday 14th April, featuring Congo vs. Ivory Coast first and then Nigeria vs. Ghana.last_img read more

Heisler: Lakers won’t win title next season – but then their fun will start

first_imgSee if you can guess how it turned out.• Lakers fans don’t get to hear from LeBron, either, except on his social media feeds.He’s definitely a Laker, having signed his new four-year deal, but he was in the air, bound for Italy with the family before the news of the agreement broke on July 1.He’s not expected to make his first public comments until the July 30 opening of the “I Promise” public school he built in Akron, his hometown, for students at risk of falling behind.Lakers officials say he might not talk to the local press until training camp. This would be a diva move, but James’ relationship with the press, especially those who deal with him most, has been excellent.He’s now beyond the normal give-and-take with his legacy secure despite all the comparisons to Michael Jordan. If MJ is still the consensus best ever (for me too), James has a niche all his own among modern players as an all-time great with vast charitable endeavors and fearless political engagement.He can be LeBron whenever he feels like it, or knock off for a while as he’s doing now.• The Lakers didn’t really have to recruit James.Subsequent reports from insiders confirm signals that whatever heavy lifting Magic Johnson had to do had already been done.LeBron had done his homework and was theirs to lose all along.“All due respect to the Lakers, who handled everything well but as these things go, LeBron was not a tough free-agent signing,” Jerry West told Sports Illustrated’s Jack McCallum.“LeBron wanted to come to L.A. and he wanted to come to the Lakers. Period.“He has a family he’s thinking about. He has a home here. He has a son whom he wants to keep in one school in Los Angeles.“He will be a celebrity out here, sure, but it’s a place where once in a while he can get lost, be himself. You can’t do that everywhere.”• The Lakers’ next season is about transition, not contention.I’m talking about “contention” in the Lakers tradition, which means contending on equal terms, not clinging to a hope – shared by all other teams – of shocking the world.“Transition” in the Lakers’ case means something more realistic, and farther-reaching: the process already in motion with a maximum salary slot saved for a premier free agent in the 2019 class headed by Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard, Klay Thompson and Jimmy Butler.So why are the Lakers talking about their new defensive approach to knocking off the Warriors?• Hey, it’s summer.Nobody sets out to throw away a season, not even teams that will tank or the few, like the Lakers, with better times awaiting farther out.Lakers GM Rob Pelinka spelled it out last week, confirming reports that the surprising moves for Lance Stephenson and Rajon Rondo were Johnson’s choices, not LeBron’s.“Earvin and I had a conversation and LeBron echoed this sentiment,” Pelinka said. “I think to try to play the Warriors at their own game is a trap.“No one is going to beat them at their own game so that’s why we wanted to add these elements of defense and toughness and depth and try to look at areas where we will have an advantage.”• It won’t work.If the Lakers just came up with a counter-revolutionary adjustment that contains the shining emblem of an offensive revolution that was years of changing schemes and rules in the making, it will make all else in their storied history look like a bunt.The defense that Stephenson plays is the physical, Old School approach of taking something away, be it the offensive players’ strong hand, or sending him to help, or double-teaming him near the basket.The closer to the basket and the more people around you, the more you can get away with.The farther from the hoop, the more exposed and visible you are, the harder it gets.Hardest of all, or impossible, is taking away the outside shot of someone as transcendent as Steph Curry with his great handle and range out to 40 feet, since he can merely retreat further, or whoosh past you.And that’s just Steph who’s out there with another transcendent player, Durant, and a perfect complementary shooter, Klay Thompson.The above paragraph would have been the same word for word if 6-foot-8 Jordan Bell started at center but now it will be DeMarcus Cousins.So, good luck Lakers!That’s only for next season. Beyond that, they’ve already gone a long way toward creating their own luck. Day 14 of the LABron Era and confusion reigns.If it’s clear that nothing is as it was – a positive development after eight lean years following decades of fat ones in Lakerdom – no one knows what to expect from LeBron James’ arrival with the Lakers.Happily, I can clear up a few things:• No, he hasn’t changed his name. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersI don’t know where “LABron” came from, although dozens of internet guys rewriting the few real reporters asking questions of the real principals will soon claim a scoop on it.But, hey, it’s cute!• No, Laker fans don’t all get to hang out with LABron.A James tweet – “Culver City?” with the emojis for thinking face, eyes and slice of pizza – was taken as a hint that he would show up at his Blaze Pizza location there.With talk radio hyping it, fans lined up for blocks.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

FC Sarajevo: Atromitos is the Favorite, but we are ready for a Good Result

first_img“I congratulate the coaching team. First of all, this is a test of maturity and quality of our team. The preparations that we did give us hope that we can do something more and go to the playoffs. The team has shown a great deal of seriousness and concentration and hopefully will show a good result tomorrow “said Ibraković. (Source: Sportcentar) On Thursday from 20:30 o’clock, the FC Sarajevo will play against Atromitos on our largest stadium. The representatives, as well as players show the optimism, but in the same time hope that stands will be fulfilled on Koševo stadium tomorrow.On the occasion of tomorrow’s match, Svetozar Vujović held a press conference. Firstly, Dženan Uščuplić, the head of the profession team talked to the media.“Tomorrow we will play against a team which is good and has good players. It is a well-coordinated team which is 3-4 years together. In addition, the team comes from a strong league in which they are just behind Olympiakos and PAOK. However, we are prepared and we have our chances to win. We know that they are favorites, but we will do our best. There will be no changes in the composition of the team, except suspended Berberović”, said Uščuplić.Afterwards, the athletic director of FC Sarajevo, Abdulah Ibraković spoke to the media.last_img read more