Teens Not Into Twitter, TV, Radio, or Newspapers, Reports Young Morgan Stanley Intern

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Trends#web Related Posts Matthew Robson, a 15-year-old intern at analyst firm Morgan Stanley recently helped compile a report about teenage media habits. Overnight, his findings have become a sensation…which goes to show that people are either obsessed with what “the kids” are into or there’s a distinctive lack of research being done on this demographics’ media use. Robson’s report isn’t even based on any sort of statistical analysis, just good ol’ fashioned teenage honesty. And what was it that he said to cause all this attention? Only that teens aren’t into traditional media (think TV, radio, newspapers) and yet they’re eschewing some new media, too, including sites like Twitter. Teens Say “No Thanks” to Newspapers, Radio, and to Some Extent, TVAccording to Robson’s report (available here courtesy of the Financial Times), today’s teens don’t really consume any of what you could call “traditional” media. For example, notes Robson, they don’t read newspapers because why bother reading “pages and pages of text” when they could instead “watch the news summarized on the internet or TV?”They’re also not interested in listening to the radio. Although they may occasionally tune in to various stations, they prefer online sites like Last.fm where they can stream music ad-free and, more importantly, where they get to pick the playlist – not some unknown DJ. What’s more surprising, perhaps, are Robson’s statements about teens and TV consumption. He says that his peers still watch TV, often tuning into a particular season of TV show or sporting event like football, but the group of “regular TV watchers” who tune into daily programs is shrinking. Also, teens watch less TV than ever before thanks to online streaming services like BBC’s iPlayer. (Robson lives in the U.K.). When commercials come on, teens, unlike more patient older generations who grew up without fast-forward buttons and DVRs, simply change the channel. Internet and New Media Given that teens aren’t into old media like newspapers and radio, you would think that they would be adopting the latest new media crazes like Twitter in droves. Apparently, that’s not the case. In fact, Robson says teens see no point in using Twitter. “Most have signed up for the service,” notes Robson, “but then just leave it as they realize that they are not going to update it.” The teens realize that no one is viewing their profile, so they see tweeting as a pointless activity, he adds. Besides, to update Twitter via text message takes credit (referring to cell phone text plans) and they’d rather use that credit to text their friends. Twitter aside, most teens are into the Internet. They use Facebook for social networking (so it’s not just for “old people?”), they search and research topics with Google, watch videos on YouTube, and download music for their iPods from file-sharing sites. Although that last one is an illegal activity, Robson says it’s still very popular since teens are very reluctant to actually pay for music. Finally, when it comes to online marketing, teens do like viral campaigns but see banner ads and pop-ups as annoying and pointless. They tend to ignore them entirely and never click through. Teens and MobileAlthough teens may be envious of modern smartphones with Internet data plans, they tend to not own these types of devices because they’re too expensive. Instead, teens typically use their phones simply for talking and texting. Video messaging and video calling are also not popular, again due to cost. Teens don’t bother with mobile email either, not needing to be hyper-connected to their inboxes like the adults are. However, one thing teens do use their phones for (outside of chatting and texting) is sharing music files with their friends. They do this using Bluetooth, since the service is free and most phones now support it. Author’s Note: Share music via Bluetooth? In reading that, I immediately felt old. Not only have I never done this myself, I didn’t even know people did this. Were you aware?Do You Agree with Robson?Morgan Stanley notes that Robson’s piece “provides one of the clearest and most thought-provoking insights we have seen” and that’s why they published it even though they don’t have statistics to back up his statements. But by doing so, they’re saying that they believe what he reports is accurate and representative of today’s teens media consumption.Of course, without hard data, a report like this has to be taken with a grain of salt. Still, in reading through it, nothing sounds all that shocking or revealing. That’s probably because on some level we already know what Robson says to be true. Today’s “digital natives” have grown up surrounded by technology and the Internet, so naturally they’re not going to be as interested in old media the way older generations are. Do you agree that the trends Robson notes are real? Or have you seen behavior that contradicts what he reports? Image credit: flickr user Paulo Fehlauercenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… sarah perez 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

GlobalPort ships Robbie Herndon to Star in 3-on-1 swap

first_imgMOST READ Robbie Herndon. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netStar jacked up its offensive firepower after acquiring Robbie Herndon in a draft day trade on Sunday.The Fil-Am swingman, who was picked sixth by the GlobalPort Batang Pier in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft, was shipped to the Hotshots in exchange for three other rookies in Lervin Flores, Joseph Gabayni, and Julian Sargent.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Rookie Ravena hopes to bring leadership at NLEX LATEST STORIES Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 The Office of the Commissioner approved the 3-for-1 deal just moments after draft.Herndon is expected to fill up the wing position for Star and could also serve as backup to guards Paul Lee and Peter June Simon.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutGlobalPort, meanwhile, fortified its frontcourt rotation with the acquisition of the threeFlores was picked ninth in the first round, while Gabayni and Sargent were selected in the second round. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:08PBA Season 43 Preview: Globalport Batang Pier01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Prince Eze tops NCAA MVP race after the first round

first_imgNATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Eze, though, said that the award is the least of his concerns as he gears up for Perpetual’s second round campaign.“I just do whatever I have to do to help us win,” he said. “We should win. This does not mean anything to me if we’re not winning.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingTrailing Eze in the ranking is Lyceum big man Mike Nzeusseu, who amassed 48.67 points.Tied at third are Pirates main man CJ Perez and San Beda forward Javee Mocon, who both had an identical 47.56 points, while EAC’s Sidney Onwubere is at fifth at 47.11 points. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES PH hockey team ‘getting hungrier’ with newfound support Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Prince Eze. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netCommanding the boards in the first round, Prince Eze topped the overall statistical points race for the NCAA Season 93 Most Valuable Player plum.The Nigerian big man collected 52.44 points, built on his averages of 14.8 points on 52.4 percent shooting, a league-best 17.2 rebounds and 2.2 blocks despite only getting 45 bonus points from the Altas’ three wins this season.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Rounding out the top 10 are San Beda’s Robert Bolick (46.11 points), Letran’s Rey Nambatac (45.44 points), Mapua’s Christian Buñag (41.78 points), Lyceum’s Jaycee Marcelino (40.11 points), and Lyceum;s MJ Ayaay and JRU’s Abdulwahab Abdulrazak (39.67 points). View commentslast_img read more

No more games on South Korean TV: Streaming services replacing TVs in sports broadcasts

first_imgIs Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? KBS, MBC and SBS recorded a combined 40 percent viewership when South Korea beat Germany during the Russian World Cup, according to Neilsen, which said about 8 million people watched the game through the broadcasters.Meanwhile, Afreeca TV, which bought broadcasting rights from the territorial broadcasters, said the number of subscribers reached an all-time high during the World Cup season, with an average of 7.2 million people having logged onto the streaming service.“The growth of Afreeca TV last year stems from having broadcasted the World Cup,” Shinhan investment said in a 2018 report. Afreeca TV’s third-quarter operating profit and revenue in 2018 were roughly 7.4 billion won and 32.4 billion won, respectively, down about 21 percent and 12 percent from the previous quarter.Only selected streamers are allowed to live broadcast sports games purchased by Afreeca TV. The streamers are banned from using clips of games that Afreeca TV has not purchased from content providers. Editing original content — such as advertisements embedded in a live broadcast — is restricted as well.Challenges for streamersDespite the rapid surge in popularity, challenges remain for online streaming services to become live broadcasting platforms, particularly in terms of whether they are capable enough to deliver content to global audiences without a hitch.During the Russia World Cup, YouTube suffered an embarrassing outage during England’s semifinal clash with Croatia, an incident that showed even the world’s largest video-sharing platform could not livestream smoothly.When Russia competed against Saudi Arabia at the World Cup’s opening match, Gamst’s streaming service on Afreeca TV crashed for half an hour. This reportedly occurred when some 170,000 viewers flocked to see his broadcast.“While online streaming services have become a popular form of live sports broadcasts, people still think traditional broadcasters deliver better content with better quality,” said Kim Jo-han of Gom & Co.In the absence of a traditional broadcaster during the Asian Cup, and with streaming companies seeking to present themselves as reliable alternatives, internet companies and telecom giants have also joined the fray with their own streaming services. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion But with sports events becoming less lucrative investments for Korea’s broadcasting giants, their latest absence in Asia’s biggest soccer competition suggests a changing trend in the way people prefer to watch sports, industry watchers say.Kim Jo-han, a media industry expert at Gom & Co., attributed broadcasters’ shrinking enthusiasm for live broadcasts to changes in Korea’s viewership preferences: People prefer edited online footage over sitting down for an entire live broadcast.“Spending more than two hours in front of a TV is an awfully long time for young viewers,” said Kim. “Instead of watching the whole game on terrestrial broadcasters, they want to enjoy it with more entertaining content, or just pick up the highlights on internet portals.”With fewer people watching sports via traditional broadcasters, media companies would be more reluctant to spend a hefty sum on sport games.Watching Gamst, for example, one feels like he or she is looking at a stand-up comedy rather than a sports forecast, as he wears ridiculous outfits, trades inside jokes with his die-hard fans and squabbles with random visitors. Using expletives is common as well.ADVERTISEMENT Buoyed by its huge success in previous World Cup games, Afreeca TV offers live broadcasts of almost every match to subscribers. Along with Gamst, professional commentators and former soccer players were also recruited to broadcast the match.Korea’s biggest internet giant, Naver, came up with its own live broadcasts based on customized content. The internal portal company allows users to select matches to watch more easily by classifying them based on countries, players and dates.Live broadcasts are also available at streaming platforms run by the country’s three major telecommunication companies. SK Telecoms, KT and LG Uplus are providing livestreaming of Asian Cup games via over-the-top video services.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte The Korea HeraldSEOUL — When South Korea secured a narrow 1-0 victory over Kyrgyzstan at the Asian Cup Games in the United Arab Emirates on Saturday, Korean soccer fans did not rely on traditional broadcasters to watch the match.In fact, there were no live broadcasts from the country’s three media giants — KBS, MBC and SBS. Only JTBC, a cable network owned by a local media group, broadcasted Korea’s second match at the Asian Cup.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño MOST READcenter_img Scottie Thompson says Pia Wurtzbach’s presence fueled Ginebra’s win over TNT TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening As more viewers have begun to shift from traditional broadcasters to streaming services for live sports around the world, the scene of people gluing their eyes to TV screens is becoming a thing of the past in South Korea as well.Kwon Jong-hyuck, a 35-year-old longtime soccer fan who works at an IT company in Seoul, said he watched Saturday’s match through the country’s most popular online streaming service, Afreeca TV.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“Neutral voices from professional broadcasters are not what I want,” said Kwon, who enjoyed the game broadcasted by popular Afreeca TV streamer Gamst. “I want to feel like I’m at a bar with my friends. Internet streaming services give me such pleasure.”Territorial broadcasters have often paid skyrocketing prices to win the right to air the World Cup or the Olympics –sometimes exclusively — priding in their abilities to deliver heated moments without a hitch. LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:35U.S. urges Japan, South Korea to share intel00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Instant communication with viewers is one of the most significant features that set online streaming services apart from traditional broadcasters’ homogenous content designed for unknown masses.“I’m trying to make our viewers feel like they are watching the games with close uncles,” Gamst, one of the most popular sports streamers on Afreeca TV, said in an interview with a local newspaper last week. “I’m glad I have created my own way of broadcasting.”Easier access through mobile devices is also one of the advantages.Such efforts to establish their own community have led to massive popularity, with Gamst becoming the most popular streamer on Afreeca TV. His broadcast of the 2018 Russian World Cup attracted the largest number of viewers, with 350,000 people watching the game between South Korea and Mexico.Terrestrial TVs, threatenedWith live sports broadcasting having boosted the growth of conventional broadcasters worldwide in the early 1990s, Korea’s media giants have also devoted much of their resources to delivering popular sports games.Major sports events have been a battleground for larger viewership among broadcasters, equipped with massive infrastructure and finances to broadcast international sport events, such as the Olympics and the World Cup.The competition has often resulted in hefty prices for the right to broadcast the sport events. For example, KBS, MBC and SBS reportedly paid about 120 billion won ($172 million) to FIFA to broadcast its 2018 Russia World Cup.“Sport is considered to be a crown jewel of live broadcasting,” research firm Nielsen said in a report in 2017. “We are forced to watch in a fixed time period and stick with it until the end. … Sport is high-value content because it can attract views and make them stay.”Money and infrastructure are still significant barriers for local streaming services, which cannot afford to purchase exclusive broadcasting rights. But hyper-fast internet speeds and technological breakthroughs have brought changes. View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionlast_img read more

Villanova edges Seton Hall for 3rd straight Big East title

first_imgUE stuns UST; Adamson keeps UP winless MOST READ “We know we still have a lot of basketball left,” Powell said. “We can play with anybody in the country.”Villanova: If Wright’s team is going to make another deep NCAA run, the Wildcats will need more games like this one from the young dudes.PARTY TIMEWhen the Wildcats were finally done with their postgame interviews in the Knicks’ locker room, the doors were closed, the hip-hop music got turned way up — and the dancing and hollering started.Moments later, Wright peeked inside from the hallway.“I wanna just take a look at this,” he said, smiling. “They like each other, man. The old fart that’s leading the crew is Booth in there”UP NEXTSeton Hall: Headed to its fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament, matching a school best (1991-94).Villanova: Will be in the NCAA Tournament for the seventh straight season, but will probably be seeded worse than a 2 for the first time since 2013. Villanova also won the 2016 national title. Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss The young dudes, such as sophomores Jermaine Samuels and Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree and freshman Saddiq Bey, have had to fill big roles this season. Villanova had four players drafted into the NBA off last year’s national championship team. Wildcats coach Jay Wright said he has asked as much of Booth and Paschall as any senior leaders he’s had at Villanova.“They really have been like coaches this season,” Wright said. “We can do so much on the court, but they’ve got to take guys in the locker room and teach them how they prepare for practice, how they prepare for games. They’ve got to teach them how to sleep at night, how to eat the right way. They’ve been like big brothers, fathers almost to these guys.”Paschall had 17 points and eight rebounds against Seton Hall, and Booth scored 16 and was selected most outstanding player of the 40th Big East Tournament.Villanova stormed to a national championship last year, wiping out opponent after opponent. This year’s team lost three straight games and four of five in February.“I feel like we’re a special team in a different way this year,” Paschall said. “We fought through a lot of adversity. Coach challenged us and we accepted that challenge.”ADVERTISEMENT Google Philippines names new country director LATEST STORIES Villanova guard Phil Booth hols the MVP trophy after his team defeated Seton Hall 74-72 in an NCAA college basketball game in the championship of the Big East Conference tournament, Saturday, March 16, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)NEW YORK — Phil Booth entered the New York Knicks’ locker room — only the best for the defending champs at Madison Square Garden — wearing a net around his neck. The senior guard stopped at every locker to give each Villanova teammate a hand clap and a bro hug.Booth has been at Villanova for five years and won two national titles. The Wildcats have played in the last five Big East Tournament championship games, winning four, and Booth has been around for all of it.ADVERTISEMENT And those young dudes that Villanova fans hope will lead the next wave of championships were ready for prime time Saturday night.Bey had 16 points and 10 rebounds. Samuels filled up the box score with 12 points, seven rebounds, three assists and two steals. Cosby-Roundtree added six points and seven rebounds.The only Big East Tournament loss over the last five years for the Wildcats was to Seton Hall in the 2016 title game, and Powell and the third-seeded Pirates (20-13) gave Villanova all it could handle once again.Powell scored 25 points to cap a spectacular three days in Manhattan for the high-scoring guard. He totaled 78 points, but needed three more.“I thought it was going to drop,” Powell said of his last shot.The Pirates sent Paschall to the line with 13.7 seconds remaining and he made the first and missed the second. Seton Hall rebounded and called a timeout to set up a final play with 8.9 seconds left.Booth and everybody else at the Garden knew Powell would take the last shot.“Try to make him take a tough shot, contest it well without fouling him. That’s what I tried to do,” Booth said.BIG PICTURESeton Hall: The scrappy Pirates will go as far as Powell and a tough defense take them in the NCAA Tournament. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting This certainly isn’t the best team he’s been a part of, but it can boast an unprecedented accomplishment.With Booth and fellow senior Eric Paschall leading the way, the 25th-ranked and top-seeded Wildcats became the first school to win three consecutive Big East Tournaments, holding off Seton Hall 74-72 on Saturday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSeton Hall star Myles Powell, guarded closely by Booth, missed a 3-pointer in the closing seconds that could have won it. Booth was called for traveling as he tried to corral the rebound, however, and the Pirates got one more chance with 0.4 seconds left. Anthony Nelson’s long inbounds lob bounced off the backboard and was slapped away by the Wildcats (25-9), who got to party at the Garden yet again.“This one is special, very special. This team has taught me so much,” Booth said during the postgame ceremonies at center court. “These young dudes are like a fresh breath of air for me, being around them.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.last_img read more

Post 50-over success, Mithali says India must play more Tests

first_img(EDS: Repeating with correct date) By Bharat Sharma New Delhi, July 27 (PTI) Twenty20s and one-dayers are the formats driving womens cricket forward but it is only the ultimate challenge of playing Tests that will help India produce more world-class players, said skipper Mithali Raj who has played just 10 Tests in an 18-year-old career. Speaking at felicitation function organised by the BCCI, where each of the squad member was presented Rs 50 lakh by the Board, Mithali spoke of the importance of playing more Tests. The Ashes between Australia and England is the only regular Test fixture in womens cricket while other teams mainly play the shorter formats. India have played just five Tests in the last 10 years. “Test matches are the ultimate test for cricketers, whether it is your temperament, skill or endurance. However, womens cricket needs promotion and so far it has been done mainly through T20s and ODIs by the respective cricket boards,” said Mithali at a special felicitation ceremony organised by the BCCI. “As of now, it seems every board wishes to market the sport through T20 and ODIs as they think they are the ideal formats. I feel Test matches should be played as frequently as limited over games because it churns out quality players. If the Indian team wants to play, the other teams should also be ready to play Test matches,” she added. The Indian womens team has been busy attending a host of felicitations ever since it returned from England, where it exceeded expectations by reaching the World Cup final. They are not used to it but the entire squad was mobbed by the media and the fans. Mithali said it feels good to be wanted, as it was never the case earlier. “I am one of those players who have seen days before the BCCI took over and after that as well. I am fortunate that I continued to play. Today I am seeing this phase in womens cricket, the reception we have got has been overwhelming. “I clearly remember, despite doing well in 2005 World Cup, we never had this kind of a reception. It is a nice feeling after what we have all gone through, we feel wanted, feel appreciated for the effort we have put in all these years. Mithali said Indian Railways played a huge role in giving support to the players through jobs. “A special mention to the Indian railways for supporting us and extending jobs to the girls. If it was not for the Railways, many more talented cricketers would have quit the game to focus on getting jobs for financial security,” said Mithali, who played her fifth World Cup. Despite India losing the final from a comfortable position, Mithali said it was a brilliant team effort. “Not many gave us a chance to reach the semis or final. This world cup has been very tough. “What the team has achieved in this World Cup, the seeds were sown in the ODI series against Australia, the West Indies tour, the Quadrangular Series in South Africa, the Qualifiers in Sri Lanka and into the World Cup. The preparation was very good,” she said, adding that she will continue playing for another 2-3 years. Sharing the stage with her captain, batting sensation Harmanpreet Kaur too felt good about getting a grand welcome. “It is only when you do well, you are recognised. This is exactly what has happened. It is a big achievement to play the final, considering we did not do well in the earlier editions,” said Harmanpreet, who is seen as Mithalis successor in ODI cricket. Her 171 against Australia in the semifinal has made the history books. She is the first Indian to play in Womens Big Bash in Australia and now hopes the country can have a league of its own. “Playing Big Bash was a very big achievement for me. I learnt a lot there and that helped me a lot in the World Cup. I hope more Indian players get the opportunity post the World Cup. It has only been Smriti Mandhana and myself so far. “If womens IPL happens, other countries players will come and play here, and sharing the dressing room with international players will be a big confidence booster to the the local players,” said Harmanpreet. PTI BS PM PDSadvertisementlast_img read more

10 months agoFulham to splash out on Liverpool striker Divock Origi

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Fulham to splash out on Liverpool striker Divock Origiby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFulham are ready to splash out on Liverpool striker Divock Origi.The Sun says Cottagers boss Claudio Ranieri is ready to pay £15million for Origi.Ranieri has been given money to strengthen his struggling side and hopes to agree a fee for Anfield fringe man Origi, 23, this week.The Belgian scored a last-gasp winner in last month’s Merseyside derby at Anfield, but he will be allowed to leave if the deal is right as his first-team chances are slim.Fulham will have to throw big money at Origi as he has other interested clubs on his trail — and the Cottagers, one off the foot of the Premier League table, are staring at relegation.However, owner Shahid Khan is willing to spend again and will let Ranieri strengthen in four or five areas of his squad. last_img read more

10 months agoDONE DEAL: Coventry sign Wolves forward Bright Enobakhare

first_imgTagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say DONE DEAL: Coventry sign Wolves forward Bright Enobakhareby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCoventry City have signed Wolves forward Bright Enobakhare on loan until the end of the season.The 20-year-old spent the first half of the campaign on loan with Kilmarnock, making six appearances for the Scottish Premiership club.Enobakhare joined Wolves aged 15 and has played 49 times for the club since making his senior debut in August 2015.He featured in 21 league games last season as Wolves won promotion to the Premier League. last_img read more