1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Millennials are driving innovation in the fintech space and many traditional financial institution applications miss the mark with younger generations, leaving them to consider financial products and services from nontraditional sources.“There are plenty of offerings from financial institutions, but those offerings don’t necessarily resonate very well with a growing percentage of users,” Jason O’Brien, senior vice president of payments for the San Antonio, Texas-based financial services firm SWBC, said. Millennials have higher expectations when it comes to app functionality and features, he added. continue reading »
Provider of seismic tools and maintenance services, Seis GEaR, has appointed Robert Conners as director of business development. He will work with the team to develop and maximize opportunities in the global market including new ventures, hydrographic and seismic exploration.Conners previously worked at Umbilicals International, implementing new offices, developing relationships and strategic plans.Prior to Umbilicals International, he worked at Prysmian, Technip Umnilicals – DUCO, and HL Technologies.“We are very confident Bob will deliver further growth for Seis GEaR, Inc.” said Mike Burnham, president at Seis GEaR.“He is a strong addition and we welcome him to our team. Bob’s personality and experience will make him successful at Seis GEaR, Inc.” said Casey Jordan, executive vice president at Seis GEaR.
Â Buffon retires as Sweden qualifies for Russia 2018 ahead of the AzzurriFour-time champions Italy failed to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1958 after a play-off defeat against Sweden.It means the Azzurri will not be present in the competition for only the second time in their history having declined to play at the inaugural tournament in 1930.Midfielder Jakob Johansson’s deflected strike in the first leg was the difference as the second leg at Milan’s San Siro stadium last night ended goalless. Sweden sat back on their advantage and, despite the hosts enjoying 75 per cent possession, they failed to find the breakthrough – Italy’s best chance saw goalkeeper Robin Olsen palm away substitute Stephan El Shaarawy’s thumping late volley.Striker Ciro Immobile missed a number of chances and his low effort in the first half was cleared off the line by centre-back Andreas Granqvist.The result sees Jan Andersson’s Sweden side reach the World Cup for the first time since 2006, when they were in the same group as England.While Italy dominated the second leg and had 20 shots at goal, their exertions radiated a growing sense of desperation.Gian Piero Ventura’s side were unable to carve open a resolute Swedish defence which sat deep and often had a line of six defenders camped in their box, heading away each cross and set-piece into the box.In all, the Swedes made a total of 56 clearances between them, plus 19 interceptions.Both sides could have been awarded penalties: first Ludwig Augustinsson brought down Marco Parolo with a clumsy challenge while Manchester United’s Matteo Darmian and Juventus veteran Andrea Barzagli were fortunate to escape with handballs for Italy.Lazio striker Immobile, who has 14 club goals this season, hit the side-netting from a tight angle early on and struck a first-time shot wide from close range in the second half.Many of the Italy players fell to the ground at the full-time whistle, with strikers Andrea Belotti and Immobile reduced to tears, as the Swedes ran off to enthusiastically celebrate their qualification for next summer’s tournament in Russia.Italyâ€™s legendary goalkeeper, Gianluca Buffon, ended his illustrious career on a sad note.â€œI leave a squad of talent that will have their say, including Gigio Donnarumma and Mattia Perin. I want to give a hug to Chiello, Barza, Leo and Lele, who I had almost 10 years alongside. I thank the lads who were with us and, although it wasnâ€™t enough, I hope that we gave them something.â€œIn football you win as a group, you lose as a group, you divide the credit and the blame. The coach is part of this entire group,â€ observed a sad Buffon last night.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Gregg Popovich has added another historic milestone to his already impressive resume.With Tuesday’s 111-86 win over the Suns in San Antonio, the Spurs coach moved past Pat Riley and into fourth place on the NBA’s all-time wins list. Popovich now has 1,211 victories in his 23-year coaching stint with the Spurs. He trails only Jerry Sloan (1,221 wins), Lenny Wilkens (1,332) and Don Nelson (1,335). With tonight’s victory, Coach Popovich moves into fourth place for all-time wins in NBA history.#GoSpursGo pic.twitter.com/Xq9rNpOJqX— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) December 12, 2018Congrats to @spurs Coach Gregg Popovich for moving up to 4th on the ALL-TIME WINS list! #GoSpursGo pic.twitter.com/oJpODG6wW0— NBA (@NBA) December 12, 2018While Popovich was his usual modest self, third-year guard Bryn Forbes, who led the Spurs with a season-high 24 points and career-best 11 rebounds for his first career double-double, spoke highly of his coach after the game.”I’m just blessed to be able to learn from one of the greatest ever, if not the greatest ever,” Forbes told reporters. “There’s not a lot of people that can say they’ve done that. Just to be a part of it is huge.”The Spurs (14-14) will look to extend their three-game winning streak when they host the Clippers (17-10) at 8:30 p.m. ET.
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