CHARLOTTE, NC – SEPTEMBER 01: Head coach Jeremy Pruitt of the Tennessee Volunteers watches on against the West Virginia Mountaineers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)It’s never a good sign when a sports team starts drawing comparisons to the ill-fated Titanic. But Tennessee football head coach Jeremy Pruitt did exactly that in what may have been a poorly mixed metaphor.According to Grant Ramey of GoVols247, Pruitt recently addressed the Knoxville QB Club about players leaving Tennessee. He apparently compared the players leaving the program to mice running to the top of the ship as it sank.Pruitt explained that “you find out who really wants to be here” when times are tough.There’s only one problem with his mixed metaphor: Everything and everyone who stayed at the bottom of the ship drowned. Jeremy Pruitt, talking to the Knoxville QB Club, mentioned players leaving the program recently and referenced the scene in Titanic where the mice ran to the top of the ship as it sank. Saying you find out who really wants to be here.— @GrantRamey (@GrantRamey) September 9, 2019But Pruitt wasn’t too far off in comparing his situation to that of the legendary ship.He took over a struggling Tennessee program with lofty expectations and has been paid luxuriously in the process. Like the ship, Pruitt’s status as a top coach was challenged, and he has by-and-large failed at those challenges.In his first year the Vols underperformed with a 5-7 record. But 2019 looks like it might be worse following losses against Georgia State and BYU.ESPN SEC analyst Paul Finebaum already looks like he’s abandoning Pruitt’s ship.For Pruitt’s sake, he’ll need to plug the holes before he and the entire program sink.
Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited announced that it has taken the precautionary step of temporarily suspending its consumer operations in Sri Lanka because of the unstable situation at the moment.Chief Executive Theo Spierings said Fonterra has two immediate priorities: protecting its people, and protecting its farmer shareholders’ assets. “The temporary suspension is the right thing to do. It is a precautionary measure to ensure our 755 people working there are safe. We have closed our plants and office in Sri Lanka, and have asked our people to stay at home. Spierings said Fonterra has provided every possible assurance to the Sri Lankan authorities about the safety and quality of Fonterra’s products, and remains committed to the Sri Lankan people.“Recent events, however, have made it difficult to maintain day-to-day operations, and we need to get them resolved. “At the same time, we must do all that we can to protect our farmer shareholders’ investment in Fonterra’s Sri Lanka manufacturing and commercial operations.” Sri Lanka is one of the key markets for the New Zealand dairy industry. The New Zealand dairy industry has been providing high quality dairy nutrition to people across Sri Lanka for more than 35 years. “Fonterra Sri Lanka is currently subject to a court Enjoining Order which has shut down our ability to sell product, advertise it or make public statements in any way with customers or consumers in Sri Lanka.“Legal action is underway that is aimed at resolving the Enjoining Order.“We are also working with Sri Lankan and New Zealand government authorities on a long-term sustainable solution for our Sri Lankan customers, communities and dairy sector,” Spierings said in a statement. Fonterra also plays an important role in helping develop the local dairy industry. Earlier this year the Co-operative launched a Farmer Training and Education Programme to help develop dairy farming skills in Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette)
← Previous Story VIDEO: Crazy finish in Niš – Serbs drop win over Iceland for 120 seconds! Next Story → Brazil beat Poland in front of 6.000 fans in Katowice! Arpad Sterbik Spain beat Germany 26:20 (12:8) in front of 4.000 enthusiastic fans in Leon, only few days after away defeat in Mannheim – 29:28. The biggest power of the MAnolo Cadenas team was Arpad Sterbik. Legendary goalkeeper had 19 saves, more than enough to become a hero of the victory which put Spaniards at the TOP of the group.SPAIN :Sterbik (Pérez de Vargas); Rivera (7, 3 p), Maqueda (2), Enterríos (3), Aguinagalde (4), Cañellas (3), Tomás (3); Guardiola (-), Virán Morros (1), Rocas (-), Chema Rodríguez (-), Ángel Fernández (-), Ruesga (2), Dujshebaev (1), Antonio García (-)GERMANY:Wolff (Lichtlein); Gensheimer (5, 1 p), Groetzki (4), Wiencek (2), Weinhold (4-), Drux (2), Pieczkowski (1); Schmidt (1), Wiede (-), Lemke (-), Pekeler (-), Strobel (-), Ernst (1), Rahmel (-).In the second match of the group, Austria beat Finland once again – 29:22 and kept chances to play in Poland next January.STANDINGS:Spain 6Germany 6Austria 4Finland 0