Ernest Obiena resets PH pole vault record in Germany tilt “Coach (Roger Gorayeb) always tells us that it’s good we’re enjoying but we have to stay calm and focused.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Our performance this conference has been inconsistent going up and down so this will give us confidence going into the semifinals,” said Malabanan after their game at Filoil Flying V Centre.Bali Pure finished the preliminaries with a 4-3 record and closed the seven-game span with back-to-back wins with Malabanan taking center stage in the two victories.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsMalabanan led the team in scoring in both wins and averaged 15 a game in the two closeout matches.“We’re confident but I don’t want to say we’re overconfident,” said Malabanan who had 16 points against the Lady Warriors. “Sometimes we over-enjoy and we relax a bit and when we do that we’re not that focused.” Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBali Pure utility Jerrili Malabanan knows her team has suffered a bit of a funk but after a convincing win over Pocari Sweat in their final game in elimination round, she’s confident they’ll make a splash come the semifinals.The Water Defenders trounced the Lady Warriors in straight sets 25-21, 25-16, 25-23, to take the fourth seed in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT View comments National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant MOST READ 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo LATEST STORIES FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet
SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion MOST READ 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments LATEST STORIES Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Manny Pacquiao, right, throws a right to Adrien Broner in the WBA welterweight title boxing match Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)MANILA, Philippines—Manny Pacquiao connects with a left hook to the body forcing Adrien Broner to put his guard a little bit to his torso.Broner continues to back pedal in an attempt to bait Pacquiao in attacking and the Filipino responds with a left straight to the chin.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pacquiao pushes Broner to the ropes but the American quickly stops the Filipino’s offense.Pacquiao connects with a flurry pushing Broner to the ropes who then goes for the clinch to avoid punishment.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 starsThis goes on for three separate corners until the end of the round. LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño ROUND 6: Adrien Broner connects with quick uppercut Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte
DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Ange Kouame pumped in 16 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, while Thirdy Ravena finished with 15 points and four assists.Rey Suerte had 15 points, but committed six turnovers, while Alex Diakhite, who was hounded by foul trouble in the second half, finished with eight points. View comments For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Trailing 34-35 at the end of the first half, the Blue Eagles came out with all guns blazing in the third period as they extended their unbeaten start to six games.“The third quarter was the type of effort, the type of fire that I wanted from the team,” said Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin. “We can’t be passive, we can’t be tentative, but I was pretty happy with the third quarter.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40A victory over last year’s losing finalist University of the Philippines will complete a first round sweep for the Eagles, who are on a 16-game winning run dating back to last season.Adrian Wong buried three triples and scored on a runner in the third period to trigger the breakaway for the Eagles, who outscored the Red Warriors, 35-15, in the quarter. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:16UAAP Season 80 Preview: Ateneo Blue Eagles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ UAAP: NU ends slump, picks up 1st win after dumping FEU Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical P11-B loan for SEA Games hosting not an issue — Cayetano This jewelry designer is also an architect Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Becoming his own man Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MANILA, Philippines–Defending champion Ateneo overcame another slow start to repulse University of the East, 85-68, last Wednesday and stay unbeaten in UAAP Season 82 men’s basketball at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT
Former Test wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has replaced Greg Blewett as Australia’s fielding coach until the end of 2019, Cricket Australia said on Thursday.Haddin, who played 66 Tests despite Adam Gilchrist blocking his path into the side until he was 30, has cut his coaching teeth with the Australia A side and Islamabad in the Pakistan Premier League since retiring in 2015.The 39-year-old, who will work under head coach Darren Lehmann, said he was looking forward to working with what is a relatively inexperienced Australia team.”I grew up in an era of players like Andrew Symonds and Ricky Ponting who gave Australian cricket a real identity in the standards of world class fielding,” he said in a news release.”They were the type of players who took it personally if the team wasn’t fielding well and that created a level for the rest of the group to aspire to.”I want to hold this group accountable to that kind of standard and I believe we have the talent to do that.”Former Test all-rounder Blewett has stepped down to take up a role as under-19 coach at the South Australian Cricket Association, where he played Sheffield Shield cricket for 15 years.”It has been fantastic having Greg involved in the side,” said Lehmann.”Brad had a wonderful career as a player for Australia and will bring a multi skill set to our environment.”His primary focus will be on fielding, carrying on the good work that Greg has done, but will also work very closely with our wicket-keepers.”advertisementAustralia next play two Tests in Bangladesh in August and September before a one-day series in India and the home Ashes series around the New Year.
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BAFTA TV Awards 2019 was a grand affair. The awards ceremony was organised at the Royal Festival Hall in London on Sunday. BBC One’s Killing Eve defeated Bodyguard to win the Best Drama, while one of its leading ladies, Jodie Comer, won the Best Actress award. Apart from Jodie, Sandra Oh who plays Eve in the thriller series, was nominated in the same category.Sandra Oh congratulated Comer on Twitter. She wrote, “Congratulations @KillingEve !!! BAFTA for Best Series Fiona Shaw and @jodiecomer !!! Yay yay yay!!”Actor Benedict Cumberbatch won the Best Actor for his drama Patrick Melrose, which also won best mini-series. Britain’s Got Talent won the best Entertainment programme.Here’s the complete list of who won what: Leading actress – Jodie Comer, Killing Eve – BBC OneLeading actor – Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Melrose – Sky AtlanticStorytelling is key to powerful TV Leading Actor winner Benedict Cumberbatch @skyatlantic #PatrickMelrose #BAFTATV pic.twitter.com/YZRk52UP0HBAFTA (@BAFTA) May 12, 2019Supporting actress – Fiona Shaw, Killing Eve – BBC OneSupporting actor – Ben Whishaw, A Very English Scandal – BBC OneEntertainment performance – Lee Mack, Would I Lie To You? – BBC OneMale performance in a comedy programme – Steve Pemberton, Inside No 9 – BBC Two#BAFTATV backstage winners’ interview…Female in a Comedy, Jessica Hynes (@JefficaHoons) for her role in ‘There She Goes’ pic.twitter.com/rCflFmlTBUBAFTA (@BAFTA) May 12, 2019Female performance in a comedy programme – Jessica Hynes, There She Goes – BBC FourDrama series – Killing Eve – BBC OneadvertisementThe production team behind winning Drama Series @KillingEve #BAFTATV pic.twitter.com/eF4YpfUcChBAFTA (@BAFTA) May 12, 2019Single drama – Killed By My Debt – BBC ThreeMini-series – Patrick Melrose – Sky AtlanticSoap and continuing drama – East Enders – BBC OneInternational – Succession – Sky AtlanticEntertainment programme – Britain’s Got Talent – ITVComedy and comedy entertainment programme – A League of Their Own – Sky OneScripted comedy – Sally4Ever – Sky AtlanticFeatures – Who Do You Think You Are? – BBC OneSally4Ever wins for Scripted Comedy #BAFTATV pic.twitter.com/rWIxRjnMk0BAFTA (@BAFTA) May 12, 2019Must-see moment – Bodyguard – Julia Montague assassinated (BBC One)Well done to Bodyguard, winner of @virginmedia’s Must-See Moment the award YOU voted for! #BAFTATV #MustSeeMoment pic.twitter.com/px62pLM816BAFTA (@BAFTA) May 12, 2019Current affairs – Myanmar’s Killing Fields (Dispatches) – Channel 4Single documentary – Gun No 6 – BBC TwoFactual series – Louis Theroux’s Altered States – BBC TwoReality and constructed factual – I’m A CelebrityGet Me Out Of Here! – ITVSpecialist factual – Suffragettes With Lucy Worsley – BBC OneNews coverage – Cambridge Analytica Uncovered – Channel 4Sport – 2018 World Cup Quarter Final: England v Sweden – BBC OneLive event – Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance – BBC OneThe Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance picks up the Live Event award #BAFTATV pic.twitter.com/3N4569wHzjBAFTA (@BAFTA) May 12, 2019Short-form programme – Missed Call – Real StoriesBafta Fellowship – Baroness Joan BakewellSpecial award – Nicola ShindlerAlso read | BAFTA TV Awards 2019: Sophie Turner congratulates Killing Eve actress Jodie Comer for her winAlso read | Killing Eve actress Sandra Oh wins Best Actress at Golden Globes 2019
Transfers Boca Juniors ‘optimistic’ about Tevez return from China Ryan Benson Last updated 1 year ago 01:30 12/9/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Transfers Boca Juniors Shanghai Shenhua Superliga CSL Premier League Carlos Tevez’s tumultuous relationship with his club Shanghai Shenhua could pave the way for him to return to Boca Juniors once again. Boca Juniors are “optimistic” they will be able to sign Carlos Tevez for a third time as his future with Shanghai Shenhua remains up in the air.Tevez has failed to impress during his time in Shanghai, scoring just four goals in 16 Chinese Super League appearances despite the club making him one of the world’s best paid players.The former Manchester City and Juventus star has been accused of being overweight and had his commitment questioned more than once. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player His representatives are in negotiations with Shenhua about his future and it remains to be seen whether he will stay in China or indeed be made available for a transfer.And should he be allowed to leave, Boca – for whom Tevez has already enjoyed two previous spells – are keen to bring him home on a two-year deal.Speaking to Sportia, Boca president Daniel Angelici said: “I’m optimistic about Tevez, but we have to be cautious.”His representative is negotiating his departure in China. First we want to see how his relationship with the club ends, whether he will continue or not.”We hope that this situation will be resolved before January. First we want to wait as Tevez’s bond with the Chinese club is resolved. If it [Tevez being allowed to leave] happens, I want him to sign for two years.”
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea boss Lampard upbeat on Kante Liverpool chancesby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Frank Lampard says N’Golo Kante could be back for their clash with Liverpool.Kante has returned to training after missing four games with a sprained ankle.The Frenchman impressed in Chelsea’s UEFA Super Cup defeat to Liverpool in August when he was considered a major doubt for the game, but Lampard isn’t counting on a repeat this time around.”It’s a boost with N’Golo,” Lampard said. “We all know the importance of him for the team with the attributes that he brings.”The only question for me is how fit he is because he’s had a long time out now since the back end of last season.”I know he played a couple of games this year but I didn’t count them as such because he missed the pre-season and what he did in Istanbul was miraculous as opposed to the norm, to play how he did without training.”
$1-3/month; Available for iOS and AndroidAcorns is built for the casual investor. If you’d like to dedicate some extra cash to investments but don’t think you have enough or aren’t sure where to start, check out Acorns. Connect cards to the app and every time you use them for a purchase, it rounds up to the next dollar and puts the spare change into exchange-traded funds. No giant bankroll or Wall Street savvy needed. You can also choose to set up daily, weekly, or monthly recurring investments, or make one-time investments at your discretion. You decide your own risk preference for investment, so you don’t have to feel like you’re playing high stakes poker with your precious pennies.Try itFor Shared Budgeting:Spendee Free, In-App Purchases; Available for iOS and AndroidTycoon tackles one of the most frustrating financial woes: keeping track of your jobs and income from freelance work. As soon as you get a new gig, add the details into your job list and the app will keep track of payment for everything you’ve got in the works. Tycoon separates your jobs into three categories: overdue, waiting, and paid so you can get a quick overview of your finances. It will notify you if a payment from a client is overdue, and you can send them a reminder email with all the details from within the app. With the help of Tycoon, you can stay up to date on how much you’ve made and how much you’re owed, see how much you should save for taxes from each job, record gigs in any currency, calculate take-home pay minus agent commission, and export income data to your accountant. If you want to populate the app with historical data, you even have the option of sending your past job tracking information to the Tycoon team and they’ll add it to your account to save you the trouble of entering it manually.Try itArticle originally published August 21, 2018. Free, In-App Purchases; Available for iOS and AndroidYou Need a Budget’s goal is to help you get out of debt and become better prepared for unexpected expenses. It’s built around one guiding principle: “Give every dollar a job.” Once you connect your accounts, YNAB walks you through separating all of your spending into categories and then instructs you on the best ways to move money from one category to another to keep everything balanced and avoid overspending. Every step of the way, the app encourages you to think broadly and realistically about your finances by labeling every predictable expense you’ll encounter and showing you how you should be allocating your income to cover it. If you overspend one month, it will suggest categories you can cut back in to cover the extra cost. The app is simple and encouraging to use, and over time it helps you shift away from paycheck-to-paycheck living by teaching you how to account for every penny without constantly feeling stressed about the next big expense.Try itFor Beginner Investments:Acorns An Honest Review of Smartwool’s New Intraknit Base Layer Editors’ Recommendations 10 Top Shelf Vodka Brands that are Actually Worth a Damn Zach Klein Is the Reason We’re All Obsessed with Cabin Porn Free; Available for iOS and AndroidMint is the reigning king of finance apps. Created by Intuit (of QuickBooks and TurboTax financial fame), it’s the most well-rounded app you’ll find to help manage money. Mint connects to nearly every U.S. financial institution, so you can connect all your accounts — including checking, savings, credit cards, and retirement and investment accounts — and monitor your financial health from a broad perspective. You can also connect and manage your bills through the app, and it will send you notifications and reminders to let you know when they’re due and how much you owe. You can track your investments, create a budget, compare your wealth to your debt, view how much you’ll save if you cut back spending in a certain area, and see a projection of how much money you can expect to have at the end of the month or year based on current expenses. While the app does a lot automatically (like updating balances in real-time and creating suggested budgets), there’s plenty of room for customization if you want to change how expenses are categorized or alter your suggested budget. On top of it all, you have access to a free credit score, and the app will alert you of charged fees, low accounts, and unusual spending.Try ItFor a Snapshot of Your Pocket Money:PocketGuard Deep Sleep: The World’s Most Incredible Underwater Hotel Rooms Free, In-App Purchases; Available for iOS and AndroidSpendee is a robust financial tracking and planning app whose shared wallets option makes it ideal for couples, families, and roommates looking to track their finances together. Shared wallets import information from each user’s connected accounts and provide you with an overall view of how to meet your financial goals and save money together. You can connect bank accounts as well as crypto- and E-wallets and input cash expenses manually to get a full view of how your money flows (and where to) each month. Spendee will let you know whether you’re on track to spend less than you earn, and you can set budgets to help control spending in one or more categories and see how much you’re able to spend per day without breaking your budget. If your household is saving up for a big expense, like a vacation or tuition costs, you can set special event budgets to help you reach your shared goals. All of your financial summary information is presented in intuitive, easy-to-read graphics and charts that help you visualize exactly where you and your money stand. The app also supports multiple currencies and gives you the option of adding pictures and locations to each expense.Try itFor Business Expenses:Expensify Get Naked with Independent Winemakers with NakedWines Delivery Kit They say money makes the world go round, but trying to manage your finances can also be incredibly stressful. Even when you’re not struggling to make ends meet, keeping track of where your hard-earned cash goes, how much you’re saving, and what you can realistically dedicate to your fun fund can be the source of many a migraine.Luckily, the days of having to hand-balance your checkbook and learn expert-level Excel functionality just to draft a smart budget are over. With the rise of smartphones and tablets came the rise of convenience apps, and there are tons of great options out there to help you manage your money. We’ve rounded up some of our favorites here to help you get a handle on your bankroll and make sure you’re spending wisely. These finance apps include budgeting, money-saving, investments, expenses, and more.For a Well-Rounded View of Your Finances:Mint Free, In-App Purchases; Available for iOS and AndroidPocketGuard is an app built for people who want something simple and unobtrusive that will keep them honest about how much money they can realistically spend freely. Connect all of your accounts and the app will show you what your money goes to every month and ways you can save by improving your spending in certain areas. It will also build a personalized budget for you to help you meet financial goals. While the app has several helpful and simple-to-use features, its biggest appeal is definitely the “in my pocket” feature, which will show you exactly how much money is safe for you to spend each day, week, or month after you’ve paid your bills and contributed to savings. Even if you decide not to dive deep into the other parts of the app, knowing how much is in your “pocket” every week is a godsend for anyone and everyone who wants better financial health without having to obsess over every expense.Try itFor Money-Saving:You Need a Budget Free, Optional Subscriptions; Available for iOS and AndroidExpensify is a great app if you do a lot of business-related traveling and yearn for a better way to track spending for expense reports. You can import a card account and the app will help you track, manage, edit, and report your expenses without all the headache of manual reports. You can track mileage as well as time and rate expenses, and the SmartScan feature will automatically pull data from photos of your receipts (the free version has a 5 SmartScans-per-month limit, but if you need more you can opt into a subscription that makes them unlimited). Even without SmartScan, you can manually photograph and save an unlimited number of receipts in the app. Expensify can also automatically import digital receipts from a number of companies, including Uber, Lyft, HotelTonight, Airbnb, and more. You can create personalized rules so expenses from a specific merchant will automatically be added to designated categories and reports. When you’re ready to submit an expense report, you can export data to Excel or PDF format, or you can use the app’s Scheduled Submit feature to automatically open and populate recurring reports to have them ready for you on the day they’re due. The app also features automatic currency conversion, so you can use it even if you’re traveling abroad.Try itFor Freelance Financial Health:Tycoon
NEW DELHI: The Delhi government on Wednesday announced to launch a campaign from Sunday to fight dengue and chikungunya in the national Capital as it aims to have zero deaths owing to the vector-borne diseases this season.Making the announcement, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal urged people to give 10 minutes every Sunday towards curbing mosquito breeding in their homes. He said for 10 Sundays between September 1 and November 15 — the peak season for the diseases — he would check his own home at 10 am for 10 minutes to ensure there is no stagnant water for dengue mosquitoes to breed. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsKejriwal urged Delhi citizens to join the ’10Hafte10Baje10Minute’ (10 weeks 10 am 10 minutes) campaign in which they will have to set aside 10 minutes every Sunday at 10 am for the campaign. He also said that along with the populace, Delhi Cabinet ministers, MLAs and schools would unite to fight dengue. The Chief Minister appealed to the masses to ensure there is no stagnant water in flower pots, coolers and other places at their homes. “Mosquitoes lay eggs in clean stagnant water which become mosquitoes within 8-10 days. If we check all sources of stagnant water at our homes, we can prevent the outbreak of dengue and chikungunya,” he said. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdaySharing statistics, he said dengue cases have dropped in three years by 80 per cent. “This year, Delhi will unite and end dengue.” He added: “If all of us in Delhi inspect our homes for just 10 minutes every Sunday morning, we can successfully combat dengue. Make sure there’s no standing water at any place in your home, and if there is, pour it out, replace it or pour oil over it.” He further stated: “The Delhi government has undertaken various measures to tackle the outbreak of these diseases like establishing nearly 500 fever clinics and equipping all Mohalla Clinics. The Mohalla Clinics play a crucial role in controlling the outbreak of vector-borne diseases.” Dengue virus is carried by female mosquitoes of Aedes aegypti species that breed in clean stagnant water. Kejriwal claimed “unprecedented” improvement in the health infrastructure in Delhi under the AAP government.
Highlights at the close Tuesday at world financial market trading.Stocks:S&P/TSX Composite Index — 15,202.37, up 73.68 pointsDow — 21,613.43, up 100.26 pointsS&P 500– 2,477.08, up 7.17 points (record high)Nasdaq — 6,412.17, up 1.36 points (record high)Currencies:Cdn — 79.96 cents US, up 0.04 of a centPound — C$1.6319, up 0.16 of a centEuro — C$1.4592, up 0.27 of a centEuro — US$1.1667, up 0.26 of a centOil futures:US$47.89, up $1.55(September contract)Gold futures:US$1,252.10 per oz., down $2.20(August contract)Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman:$21.481 per oz., down 2.6 cents$690.61 per kg., down 84 cents
TORONTO — Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan earned a return of 3.2 per cent on its investments for the first six months of this year.The gain increased the pension fund’s net assets to $193.9 billion as of June 30, up $4.4 billion from the end of 2017.The fund says that while financial markets have stabilized, volatility will likely continue amid global trade tensions, rising energy prices and geopolitical tensions.Chief investment officer Ziad Hindo says returns in the first half of the year were driven mainly by the performance of the equity asset classes, both public and private, and the inflation-sensitive asset class — which includes commodities, natural resources and investments that provide protection against inflation.Ontario Teachers’ invests and administers the pensions for Ontario’s 323,000 active and retired teachers.
When Ohio State fell to Wichita State last Saturday, so too, did LaQuinton Ross’ dream of making it to the Final Four. The sophomore forward was part of the Buckeyes’ team that made it to college basketball’s biggest stage last season, but the 6-foot-8 sharpshooter logged zero minutes in OSU’s 64-62 loss to Kansas in New Orleans. So that didn’t really count, as far as Ross is concerned. This season, it would have been different. Ross was a key factor in OSU’s NCAA Tournament wins against Iowa State and Arizona and likely would have played major minutes in Atlanta. It was a possibility he was looking forward to greatly. “I definitely think it’d be great, especially me not playing a lot (against Kansas in New Orleans), me playing not at all last year. This year, (being) able to help the team out, help the team get this far, it’d be great,” Ross said the day after he hit a game-winning 3-pointer in the Sweet 16 against Arizona. Ross’ longing to see the court in a Final Four game this season ended the following day, however, when OSU fell to No. 9 seed Wichita State, 70-66, in an Elite Eight game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles March 30. In the season-ending defeat to the Shockers, though, the Buckeyes yet again learned the type of player Ross can be and how far the 20-year-old from Jackson, Miss., has come since his troubled freshman season. Ross had 19 points against Wichita State, capping an NCAA Tournament in which the sophomore averaged 15 points. Ross tallied 8.3 points and 2.9 rebounds in his second season in Columbus but was at times the go-to player for the Buckeyes in each of their four tournament contests. “I’m very, very excited about the progress he made, and he’s become engaged with all the little things, and that to me is what has made him play at the level he’s been playing at,” said OSU coach Thad Matta. It was just a year ago that Ross would often sit sulking on the bench, seeing minimal playing time after ineffective and unengaged practices. “I wasn’t playing, so I was thinking, ‘Why do I need to do this?’ or ‘Why do I need to do that?’” Ross said. His start at OSU was even rockier. The NCAA ruled Ross as an academic non-qualifier in late September 2011. After training with his teammates in the summer, Ross was forced to return to his hometown to take a class and re-take the SAT. “I was here for summer school and did well, I had like a 3.5 (GPA) or something in summer school,” Ross said. “When the school year started, they told me I had to go back home, and that was definitely tough for me.” During those fall months in Jackson, other schools pursued Ross, including Baylor and Georgetown. But Ross remained loyal to OSU and was ruled eligible by the NCAA in early December 2011. “When I went home, I was recruited all over again. I could have chose any school, but I knew I made a promise to OSU that I would come back because I enjoyed my time there,” Ross said. It took some time for Ross to relish OSU again once he came back to Columbus. The then-freshman averaged just two points and 3.9 minutes of action a game in 2012. Many thought the once highly recruited player – Ross was the No. 1 player in his class as a sophomore in high school – would transfer. “The easy route is transferring, it’s easy to just go somewhere else. Or, you can step up your game, work hard. It’s worked out for me this year,” Ross said. Ross was a secondary scoring option to the Buckeyes’ leading scorer, junior forward Deshaun Thomas, for most of the 2012-13 season. Thomas could be heading to the NBA, however, meaning Ross could be the focal point of an OSU team next season that returns everyone except forward Evan Ravenel and potentially Thomas. “I think we can have a heck of a basketball team next year,” Matta said. “We’re finally going to have more than one senior, which we haven’t had for a couple years.” Guards Aaron Craft and Lenzelle Smith Jr. will be the squad’s two seniors, with juniors Shannon Scott and Sam Thompson also likely to have big roles. But Ross should be the team’s go-to guy in a Thomas-like role, as he displayed during the final three games of OSU’s tournament run in which he scored 17, 17 and 19 points. If all goes well for the Buckeyes next season, Ross could finally get his wish to see the floor in a Final Four game. “He’s been through the hardships, with what he had to go through last year,” Craft said. “Everyone kind of wants the best for him. He’s jumped on board and really bought into the system.”
College football’s championship will be decided via a playoff bracket for the first time this year, rather than media polling or the near universally loathed Bowl Championship Series. You can read about the details of the new setup here, but the basic gist is that a 13-person committee of experts will come out with their own weekly rankings of the top 25 teams starting Oct. 28 and culminating in a Dec. 7 ranking of the top four teams in order to seed a four-team playoff.The committee is new and its members have yet to release any rankings, so it’s hard to say what their voting tendencies will be. But it’s probably a good bet that they won’t stray too far from long-standing rankings such as the Coaches Poll and the Associated Press Top 25. And if the AP’s rankings (since 1992) are any guide, now is when the existing Top 4 teams start to solidify their places in the final, pre-bowl edition of the regular-season rankings.Up until Week 5 of the college football season, the schools on the periphery of the AP’s Top 4 typically have a slightly lower probability of finishing the year among the (now-coveted) top quartet of teams than those currently occupying those slots. Starting in Week 6 — and accelerating in Weeks 7-9, the current stage of the 2014 campaign — the teams in the top four slots begin to pull away from the rest of the pack, increasing their probability of ending the regular season among the “Final Four.”That’s good news for Florida State, Auburn, Mississippi State and Ole Miss, each of which found themselves sitting in the AP’s Top 4 after the dust cleared on this past weekend’s wild spate of upsets. Teams that survive midseason aren’t completely in the clear — historically, there’s still about a two-in-five chance that one of the teams in the existing Top 4 falls out after Week 9 — but teams in that position are significantly more assured of being “in” now than they were just two weeks ago.
Though the top order paced the innings intelligently, and the quicks were efficient in defence of a big score, it was New Zealand’s fielding that truly delighted. Phillips pulled off two outstanding catches from behind the stumps, first tracking a Chris Gayle top edge back from his wicket-keeping position to complete a spectacular diving take past the thirty-yard circle. Then later, he flung himself to his right to intercept an edge off Rovman Powell’s bat.Debutant Anaru Kitchen also claimed a sharp catch at cover, the ground fielding was athletic, and Phillips completed two stumpings to boot. New Zealand were missing some key players in this XI, but their peerless fielding standards did not dip on account on their absence.There was hope for West Indies in the first few overs of the match. Martin Guptill was trapped in front of the stumps by Jerome Taylor in the second over, and Samuel Badree kept the scoring on a leash through the Powerplay. It was not until the eighth over that Munro truly broke free, whipping Kesrick Williams to deep square leg for four, then slamming the two subsequent deliveries for six, in the rough direction of cow corner. With that 19-run over, the innings had come alive.Munro would go in to complete a fifty off 31 deliveries, before eventually being caught by a diving Carlos Brathwaite at long on. The 86-run stand for the second wicket was ended, but Phillips – who had cruised to only 31 off 29 balls at the time, kicked on. He cracked Brathwaite for a six and a four – one boundary either side of the wicket – next over, before meting out punishment even to Badree, who is perhaps the most indomitable operator in the T20 game. Badree did soon have his revenge, however. Having been struck for two fours in the14th over, he dipped a ball past Phillips’ defence, and took out the stumps.The remainder of New Zealand’s innings was comprised of brief-but-impactful contributions – Ross Taylor hitting 20 off 13 balls, and Mitchell Santner producing 23 off 11. Though the batsmen were clinical, it was Williams’ awful final over that propelled New Zealand’s total from competitive to commanding. Delivering three no-balls – two for overstepping and one for bowling too many bouncers – Williams also two fours and a six to Santner, giving away 25. Having also bowled the two most-expensive overs in the innings, his figures were 1 for 52.In response, West Indies never really had the measure of this chase. Openers Gayle and Walton fell to successive deliveries from debutant seamer Seth Rance, and though Shai Hope and Andre Fletcher attempted a recovery, they did not score quickly enough to worry the hosts. Fletcher appeared to be warming to his work when he ran down the pitch one too many times at Ish Sodhi, and had the ball slip past his blade. The wickets tumbled quickly after that. Jason Mohammed and Shai Hope were out in the 11th over, bowled by Doug Bracewell.Brathwaite then struck some heavy blows, before he and Powell departed in the same Tim Southee over. With five overs remaining, West Indies were seven down and required 87 – a near impossible requirement. Rance dismissed Badree to end the innings, and collected figures of 3 for 30, which were the best in the match. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedWest Indies’ last chance for a first win on tourJanuary 2, 2018In “Sports”WI v NZ T20: Brathwaite blames bad Williams overDecember 30, 2017In “Sports”Munro century headlines New Zealand’s drubbing of WIJanuary 3, 2018In “Sports” By Andrew Fidel FernandoNew Zealand 187 for 7 (Phillips 55, Munro 53, Brathwaite 3-28) beat West Indies 140 (Fletcher 27, Brathwaite 21, Rance 3-29, Southee 3-36) by 47 runs (ESPNcricinfo) Dynamic fifties from Colin Munro and Glenn Phillips laid the base, the lower order pitched in, then a sharp New Zealand attack aided by even sharper catching, saw the hosts trounce West Indies for the sixth time on tour.Glenn Phillips gets down for a scoop (Getty Images)The visitors were also complicit in their own demise, leaking too many runs in the second half of New Zealand’s innings, and later failing to gain any momentum in their chase of 188. In the 10th over, they were 61 for 3 – the required rate already having risen to 12. Batsmen continued to fall as the pressure mounted. The eventual margin of defeat was 47 runs, the last wicket falling in the 19th over.
Codelco Chile has awarded the Continuous Mining EPCM for its Andina Division to Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM). The scope of the work includes engineering studies and the implementation of an innovative system in underground mining. This is a technological breakthrough, of which a key aspect is the simultaneous and continuous automated ore extraction, in all active sites in a block, which ultimately can increase the average production rate substantially. The technology, devised by Codelco, will be tested in a complete mining block, of some 10,000 m2, expected to produce of 6 to 7 Mt in about 1.5 years.Once the development of the technology is finalised, the next step will be to apply it to the operations and possibly to other Codelco underground structural projects where SKM has previously applied its knowledge and skills.“This breakthrough in technology will ensure that SKM will remain as leaders in the delivery of underground mining projects, acquiring additional skills and abilities that will enable us to deliver similar projects in the future,” said SKM’s Mining and Metals Manager, South America, Claudio Lesch. “This experience adds to the capabilities deployed in the development of conceptual, basic and detailed engineering, plus procurement support for Codelco’s El Teniente New Mine Level and the development of the basic engineering for the tunnels, primary crusher and material handling of the Andina Expansion 244. This also consolidates our position as a world-class service provider in underground mining,” concluded Lesch.Codelco (Corp Nacional del Cobre de Chile) is the largest copper producer worldwide and it also owns about 10% of the world reserves of copper. Codelco owns assets worth more than $16 billion. In 2011, Codelco produced 1.7 Mt of refined copper (including its stake in the El Abra deposit). This figure is the equivalent of 11% of world production. Its main commercial product is grade A copper cathode.
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Global sharemarkets suffered from panic selling on Monday in the wake of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras pulling out of negotiations late last week for emergency funding in order to put the options to a referendum. Almost $40 billion was wiped off Australian equities markets on Monday, in the exchange’s biggest one-day fall since early May.Greece has been buffeted by austerity measure such as pension and service cuts for years while its political leaders remain locked in negotiations with its many creditors, to which it owes upwards of $400 billion.But fear of a Greek collapse are being felt beyond the ASX, and perhaps more keenly, in the homes of hundreds of thousands of Australians of Greek heritage, many of whom still have family living in the struggling nation.Marina Glinatsis is part of the Greek community in Earlwood, and says her local Baptist church has been praying and planning for family members in Greece at every meeting for months.“It’s heartbreaking. Greece is really suffering. We are very concerned and many people are sending money, anything and everything they can to help,” she said.Ms Glinatsis said many local families were exploring the options for supporting their Greek relatives to emigrate to Australia“A lot of families are trying to help people to migrate to Australia, but this is expensive and Greek families are often large. How do you pick?”Even those in Greece who have international support networks may find it hard to access funds sent to them. Greek’s banks remain closed, ATMs withdrawals are capped below $100 and people are lined up for blocks, often to find their queue disbanding when the machine runs out of cash before they reach itPresident of the NSW Greek Orthodox Community Harry Danalis said those sending funds were relying on international money transfer services.Mr Danalis, who has an uncle and cousins in Greece, led a protest outside the International Monetary Fund offices in Martin Place over the weekend.“Feeling is very high in the local community. The Greek people need to be heard without the blackmail from leaders of the European Union.”Mr Danalis said between 10,000 and 15,000 Greeks had moved or returned to Australia since the ongoing Greek financial woes spiked in 2013. He said this new crisis and the referendum this weekend could cause a mass exodus of Greeks from their homeland. Greek voters will decide whether to accept cost-cutting measures and higher taxes proposed by the struggling nation’s creditors.“If they vote ‘yes’, the slow drain will likely continue. But if they vote ‘no’, that will be the impetus that pushes whoever can leave the country to do so.”A ‘no’ vote would effectively indicate the Greek population no longer wanted to remain part of the European Union, which could upset markets even further.While most polling indicates a ‘yes’ vote is more likely, Greece could exit the European Union through defaulting or collapsing. Former chief executive of bond giant Pimco Mohamed El-Erian said there was an 85 per cent chance of Greece exiting the union.On Monday, the Euro fell 2 per cent as European equity markets continued to decline.The ASX200 closed down 2.1 per cent at 5422.5 points on Monday. The Australian dollar held steady and continued to trade around US76¢.Source: smh.com.au
Chasse à la baleine : des militants blessés par des marins japonais L’organisation écologiste Sea Shepherd a annoncé qu’un incident s’était produit dans l’océan Antarctique entre des marins japonais et les militants qui les traquent. Trois personnes ont été blessées. Alors que la traque se poursuit, les incidents se multiplient entre les militants et les baleiniers japonais. L’organisation Sea Shepherd a en effet indiqué que trois militants venaient tout juste d’être blessés lors d’une l’altercation avec des marins japonais. C’est à environ 300 milles nautiques de Mawson Peninsula, en Antarctique que l’incident se serait produit. Des militants et des journalistes étaient montés à bord d’un zodiac de Sea Shepherd pour tenter de ralentir le Yushin Maru 2 lorsqu’ils ont été attaqués par des grappins jetés depuis le pont japonais. À lire aussiUn satellite destiné à faire pleuvoir des météores sur commande va être envoyé dans l’espaceL’un d’entre eux a été touché au bras droit et à l’épaule droite. Il souffre de “contusions profondes”, indique Sea Shepherd dans un communiqué. Un Américain a reçu, quant à lui, des coups de bâton en bambou au visage et présente des “coupures”. Un Sud-Africain, cameraman pour la chaîne de télévision thématique Animal Planet, a également été blessé par un grappin.Cela fait aujourd’hui plus d’un mois que les militants traquent les trois baleiniers qui ont quitté sous bonne escorte le port japonais de Shimonoseki le 6 décembre dernier pour amorcer leur campagne annuelle de chasse à la baleine. Selon les documents soumis par Tokyo à la Commission baleinière internationale (CBI), ils prévoient de tuer quelque 900 petits rorquals et rorquals communs. Une chasse qui serait normalement interdite si le Japon n’affirmait pas l’organiser au nom de la “recherche scientifique”, exploitant ainsi une tolérance de la CBI pour ce type de pêche. Le 19 janvier 2012 à 09:37 • Maxime Lambert
Updated: 7:41 PM March 27, 2019 Posted: March 27, 2019 AP, KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsWASHINGTON (AP) — Buoyed by word that the special counsel didn’t find collusion with Russia, President Donald Trump is voicing new interest in policymaking, including a fresh effort to repeal and replace “Obamacare.” But Trump has few detailed policy proposals to back up his words, suggesting he’s as focused on highlighting issues that appeal to his political base as actually enacting legislation.Trump stressed his desire to revive his failed effort to kill the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday, a pivot to health care that both broadens and complicates the administration’s agenda. Many in the GOP remain skeptical that Trump can notch many policy wins in the divided Congress.Speaking of a new health care proposal — still unproposed — Trump promised on Wednesday that “we’re coming up with plans” and his GOP was the party of “great health care.”His administration this week surprised many when it asked a federal appeals court to strike down President Barack Obama’s entire 2010 health care law, breaking with what had been a more modest effort to undo only parts of the act. The change in course by the Justice Department, backed by the White House, was encouraged by acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, a longtime Obamacare critic, said two people familiar with the deliberations who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss private deliberations.The idea was quickly embraced by Trump, the officials said. Trump, who met with aides to discuss the decision Monday, saw it as a way to deliver on his campaign promise to repeal and replace the law, as well as put pressure on congressional Republicans to act.While aides expressed concern about a policy path forward — and many Republicans on Capitol Hill were reluctant to revisit such a thorny topic after repeal’s spectacular failure in Congress in 2017 — Trump happily discussed his plans to make the GOP “the party of health care.”Left unsaid was that Republicans couldn’t tackle health care when they had unified control of Washington, and the prospects in divided government are even bleaker. Instead, aides said, Trump’s rhetoric largely amounted to a recognition of the political significance of the issue to his re-election prospects. His failure to repeal the Affordable Care Act constitutes a broken promise to his base.Aside from this return to health care, the White House is pursuing a limited legislative agenda, with reining in prescription drug prices and passage of a new trade agreement with Canada and Mexico as its priorities.Some allies are optimistic about the idea of a shift to policy. South Carolina Sen. Lindsay Graham encouraged Trump over the weekend to get back to governing to capitalize on good will generated by the end of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe. But health care has not been atop the GOP priority list in the House or Senate.In fact, many Republicans were downright alarmed, preferring to put the focus on Democrats’ interest in “Medicare for All,” an idea the GOP has sought to brand as “socialism.” House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy phoned Trump to express his frustration with the administration’s course reversal, warning that it made little political sense after the GOP’s losses in the 2018 midterm elections, according to people familiar with the call. They spoke only on condition of anonymity to discuss private discussions.Trump’s White House had already been supportive in the lawsuit brought by Republican state attorneys general to challenge the law’s requirement that insurance plans cover pre-existing conditions and certain “essential” health benefits, such as pregnancy. But the administration faced a deadline to stake out the extent of its request to undo the law after a Texas federal judge ruled that the entire Affordable Care Act had been invalidated.The administration decision appeared rushed to some. Such a major change typically would involve considerable planning and discussion at the Department of Health and Human Services but that didn’t happen, said a person familiar with the decision-making process. The person was not authorized to speak publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.The suit appears destined for the Supreme Court, which could find itself issuing another election-year opinion on the issue. The court has upheld much of the law previously, and should it be undone in its entirety, about 20 million Americans who have insurance under the law could be left in the lurch, a political and policy reality the White House has yet to prepare for, aides acknowledged.Trump on Wednesday described the lawsuit as “phase one.”“If the Supreme Court rules that Obamacare is out, we will have a plan that is far better than Obamacare,” he promised.On another health care issue, the administration’s efforts to push the poor toward self-sufficiency were dealt a blow Wednesday when a federal judge ruled that Medicaid work requirements undermined the program’s mission of providing health care for the needy.AP’s VoteCast survey of more than 115,000 voters in the 2018 midterm elections found that health care was identified as the most important issue by 26 percent of voters, including nearly 4 in 10 of those who voted for a Democratic House candidate. Overall the issue was a potent one for Democrats, for whom those concerned most by health care voted by a 3 to 1 margin.A GOP senators’ lunch on Wednesday brought little, if any, discussion of a new health care push, according to those familiar with the private session.Sen. Collins of Maine, who has pressed her colleagues to stabilize Obama’s health care law, said she was “vehemently opposed” to invalidating the entire law, urging the administration to work with Congress to make changes.Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana said Obamacare should be struck down with “vengeance and furious anger.” But he added “I don’t think we should kill it until we have a replacement.”On other policy issues, Republicans have been exploring ways to reach across the aisle to make progress on reducing the cost of prescription drugs. White House deputy chief of staff Christopher Liddell has been holding meetings with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s staff, but aides cautioned the talks were still in their infancy.Another issue Trump has talked about is infrastructure, raising it recently during a luncheon with Pelosi. But the White House has not planned to put out a proposal of its own, waiting to see what can develop on Capitol Hill. Discussions between the chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., and the White House continue.Why are the issues now attracting Trump’s attention?“What is the number one issue still out there? It’s jobs. The number two issue? Health care,” said White House ally Rep. Mark Meadows. “And if we ignore both of those areas, and hope that the 2020 elections will be better somehow, without addressing real problems? Then we’re making a mistake.” AP, KUSI Newsroom President Trump support Justice Department’s effort to invalidate the Affordable Care Act Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — William Jefferson paddles slowly down his street in a small boat, past his house and around his church, both flooded from the bulging Mississippi River that has rolled into the Delta.“Half my life is still in there,” he said, pointing to the small white house swamped by several feet of water. “I hate to see it when I go back in.”The river was taking aim at one of the most poverty-stricken parts of the country after cresting Tuesday at Memphis, Tenn., just inches short of the record set in 1937. Some low-lying Memphis neighborhoods were inundated, but the city’s high levees protected much of the rest of Memphis.Downstream in Louisiana, inmates were filling sandbags to protect property in Cajun swamp communities that could be flooded if engineers open a spillway to protect the more densely populated Baton Rouge area. Fear was high among residents there.Jefferson’s Vicksburg neighborhood has been one of the hardest hit in the historic city that was the site of a pivotal Civil War battle. Jefferson refuses to leave, so he spends his days in the sweltering sun watching the water rise and sleeping in a camper at an intersection that’s likely to flood soon, too.