Kevin Durant considers a world in which the Warriors three-peat, and it sounds awesome

first_imgWelcome to another episode of, “One of the Warriors’ core four said it, so we are obligated to beat it into the earth’s crust.”In this installment, Kevin Durant answered a question from Yahoo’s Chris Haynes regarding the likelihood and/or the fallout of a potential Golden State three-peat in 2018-19.“I know for a fact that we’ll all get our jerseys retired,” Durant responded. “We’ll probably all get statues in front of the Chase Center. We’ll be buried legends forever, meaning that people …last_img

Manchester United F.C. cleared in Paul Pogba deal, FIFA open proceedings against Juventus F.C.

first_imgFIFA have cleared Manchester United F.C. of any wrongdoing in the transfer of midfielder Paul Pogba from Juventus F.C. but said on Tuesday they had opened disciplinary proceedings against the Italian side.World soccer’s governing body had asked Manchester United F.C. for information about Pogba’s world record 89 million pounds (112 million U.S. Dollars) transfer from Juventus F.C., following leaks which claimed to give details about the huge deal.A book titled, “The Football Leaks: The Dirty Business of Football” alleged Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola had made over 40 million euros (44.54 million U.S. Dollars) from the deal, 27 million euros of which was paid by Juventus F.C.”We can confirm disciplinary proceedings have been opened against Juventus. We cannot comment further as proceedings are ongoing,” a FIFA spokesman told ESPN.”We can confirm no disciplinary proceedings have been opened against Manchester United.”Juventus F.C. could be investigated for breaching third-party ownership rules after Raiola said in an interview last year the club were not the sole owners of the player’s rights, the Guardian newspaper reported.last_img read more

Draw & Livestream for NYC & NSC 2018

first_imgThe National Youth Championships (NYC) and National Schools Cup 2018 run from Wednesday 12th to Saturday 15th September!Check out the draw here: NYC 2018 DrawAnd tune in to the livestream of games on Field 1 via one of these links:NYC websiteTFA wesbiteTFA YoutubeTFA Facebooklast_img

Ezekiel Elliott Plans On “Salmoning” President Obama Today

first_imgezekiel elliott smiles after winning the national championship.ohio state ezekiel elliottThe national champion Ohio State Buckeyes are in Washington D.C. Monday morning, and in just a few hours, they’ll make their way to the White House to officially be congratulated by President Barack Obama on winning the inaugural College Football Playoff. The leader of the free world may, however, want to make sure he has an extra body guard on staff before they arrive.OSU running back Ezekiel Elliott and his teammates enjoy trolling people when they’re live on television, using a move called “salmoning.” Basically, the way we understand it, the perpetrator moves his hand back and forth to mimic a salmon swimming, before poking or tickling the subject right at the end. Elliott, on Twitter, suggested that he’s planning on figuring out a way to do it to Obama this [email protected] thanks Jacoby. You are greatly appreciated. Now we need to plan the salmoning of the president @BarackObama— EzekielElliott#⃣1⃣5⃣ (@EzekielElliott) April 20, 2015If @EzekielElliott doesn’t salmon @BarackObama today, was the trip to the White House even worth it?— Jillian Yuricich (@Jill_Yuricich) April 20, 2015Here’s video of Elliott doing it to the president of the Sugar Bowl live on television.We hope he pulls it off, and somehow isn’t attacked in the process.last_img read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

first_imgSome of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,455.73, up 34.97 points)Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Healthcare. Down nine cents, or 1.30 per cent, to $6.85 on 14.9 million shares.New Gold Inc. (TSX:NGD). Miner. Down 49 cents, or 20.59 per cent, to $1.89 on 9.9 million shares.Crescent Point Energy (TSX:CPG). Oil and gas. Down 44 cents, or 4.55 per cent, to $9.22 on 5.8 million shares.Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX). Miner. Down 97 cents, or 6.29 per cent, to $14.46 on 4.8 million shares.Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financial Services. Up 21 cents, or 0.88 per cent, to $24.10 on 4.4 million shares.Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G). Miner. Down $1.03, or 5.91 per cent, to $16.40 on 4.1 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Aimia Inc. (TSX:AIM). Loyalty programs. Up five cents, or 1.47 per cent, to $3.44 on 3.4 million shares. The Montreal-based company has rejected an unsolicited US$180-million offer by Mexican airline operator Grupo Aeromexico to buy Aimia’s 48.9 per cent stake in their joint loyalty program Premier Loyalty & Marketing (PLM), which owns the Club Premier frequent flyer program. It would have given Grupo Aeromexico full control.Cameco Corp. (TSX:CCO). Miner. Up 48 cents, or 3.37 per cent, to $14.74 on 3.4 million shares. The Saskatoon-based uranium company had to temporarily lay off 845 employees at its McArthur River and Key Lake processing operations because the market remains oversupplied and prices are too low to restart idled production.Shopify Inc. (TSX:SHOP). E-Commerce. Down $3.70, or 1.63 per cent, to $222.85 on 197,893 shares. The Canadian e-commerce company says it will open its first bricks-and-mortar location in downtown Los Angeles at ROW DTLA, a historic district filled with shops, restaurants and offices.last_img read more

GE seeking path forward as a centuryold company ousts CEO

first_imgBOSTON – General Electric ousted its CEO, took a $23 billion charge and said it would fall short of profit forecasts this year, further signs that the century-old industrial conglomerate is struggling to turn around its vastly shrunken business.H. Lawrence Culp Jr. will take over immediately as chairman and CEO from John Flannery, who had been on the job for just over a year. Flannery began a restructuring of GE in August 2017, when he replaced Jeffrey Immelt, whose efforts to create a higher-tech version of GE proved unsuccessful.However, in Flannery’s short time, GE’s value has dipped below $100 billion and shares are down more than 35 per cent this year, following a 45 per cent decline in 2017.The company was booted from the Dow Jones Industrial Average this summer and, last month, shares tumbled to a nine-year low after revealing a flaw in its marquee gas turbines, which caused the metal blades to weaken and forced the shutdown of a pair of power plants where they were in use.GE warned Monday that it will miss its profit forecasts this year and it’s taking a $23 billion charge related to its power business.The 55-year-old Culp was CEO and president of Danaher Corp. from 2000 to 2014. During that time, Danaher’s market capitalization and revenues grew five-fold. He’s already a member of GE’s board.It’s a track record that GE appears to need after a series of notable changes under Flannery failed to gain momentum immediately, although some analysts wonder whether Culp’s history of accomplishments will be enough to reverse the direction of the company.The challenges GE faces — including the power sector’s cyclical, structural and operational challenges — are not easily or quickly fixable, but “GE should be commended for selecting a credible, seasoned GE outsider as chairman/CEO who is likely to more candidly and quickly identify how bad things may be and what needs to be done about it,” said Gautam Khanna, an analyst at Cowen Inc., in a note to investors.Investors will want Culp to “clean house, and fast,” said Scott Davis, founding partner of Melius Research, in a research note where he compared GE’s recent history to a slow but fatal train wreck.“If I’m a GE employee today, I’m happy for the turnaround, but expectations are about to get a whole lot higher…GE employees will either step up or will be replaced,” Davis said.Flannery faced a titanic task in redirecting General Electric, which was founded in 1892 in Schenectady, New York.Just six months after taking over as CEO, Flannery said the company would be forced to pay $15 billion to make up for the miscalculations of an insurance subsidiary. While Wall Street was aware of the issues at GE’s North American Life & Health, the size of the hit caught many off guard.Flannery on the same day said that GE might take the radical step of splitting up the main company’s three main components — aviation, health care and power — into separate businesses.In June GE said it would spin off its health-care business and sell its interest in Baker Hughes, a massive oil services company. It’s been selling off assets and trying to sharpen its focus since the recession, when it’s finance division was hammered.“GE still has too much debt and plenty to fix, but at least we have an outsider with an accelerated mandate to fix it,” Davis said.Flannery vowed to give GE more of a high-tech and industrial focus by honing in on aviation, power and renewable energy — businesses with big growth potential. The shift is historic for a company that defined the phrase “household name.”GE traces its roots to Thomas Edison and the invention of the light bulb, and the company grew with the American economy. At the start of the global financial crisis in 2008, it was one of the nation’s biggest lenders, its appliances were sold by the millions to homeowners around the world and it oversaw a multinational media powerhouse including NBC television.But the economic crises revealed how unwieldy General Electric had become, with broad exposure damage during economic downturns.Shares of General Electric Co., based in Boston, surged 11 per cent in midday trading.Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, who helped lure GE to Boston from Connecticut in 2016 with incentives like state grants and property tax relief, said he’s not too concerned about GE’s latest travails. He noted that the company is still worth about $100 billion and has what he called a “huge footprint” in Massachusetts in health care, green technology, and renewable energy.He said the state “did not write a big check to GE based on job projections or anything like that.”last_img read more

UKs May says shell still have job after big Brexit vote

first_imgLONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May has brushed aside questions about whether she will resign if her Brexit deal is rejected by Parliament, saying she’s confident she’ll still have a job after the crucial vote.May is battling to persuade lawmakers to support the divorce agreement between Britain and the European Union in a Dec. 11 vote. Opposition parties say they will vote against it, as do dozens of lawmakers from May’s Conservatives.Defeat could topple the prime minister or her government.May said Monday that “I will still have a job in two weeks’ time.”She told broadcaster ITV that “my job is making sure that we do what the public asked us to: We leave the EU but we do it in a way that is good for them.”The Associated Presslast_img

Natural gas producers demand government action in open letter to Kenney

first_imgThe letter proposes a solution in which gas producers commit to manage their production on a voluntary basis when needed to balance supply with system capacity, resulting in no net loss to provincial royalty revenues while honouring existing sales commitments.The letter is signed by CEOs of companies producing about two billion cubic feet per day of natural gas, including Jupiter Resources Ltd., Bellatrix Exploration Ltd., Peyto Exploration & Development Corp., Advantage Oil & Gas Ltd., Paramount Resources Ltd. and Bonavista Energy Corp.The new United Conservative Party government created the position of associate minister of natural gas when elected and, in early July, announced a one-time tax relief program for shallow gas wells and pipelines that is expected to deliver about $23 million in support for producers.“It is imperative that the government of Alberta intercedes as the viability of the Alberta natural gas sector is in jeopardy and, on our current trajectory, the consequences will be dire for the many Albertans that rely upon the natural gas sector directly and indirectly to support their communities,” the letter sent late Tuesday reads.The Canadian Press CALGARY — The CEOs of nine Alberta natural gas producers have released an open letter to Premier Jason Kenney asking him to show “bold leadership” in supporting a plan to restrict production to boost low gas prices.The letter warns that the viability of the natural gas sector is in jeopardy and the province faces a high likelihood of corporate failures, job losses and falling investment levels if the situation is allowed to continue.The CEOs say their gas price problems have developed over many years but point specifically to what they call failed federal regulation of TC Energy Corp.’s Nova Gas Transmission Ltd. gas pipeline system in Western Canada.last_img read more

Maha 224 cops 246 Naxals 571 civilians killed since 1980

first_imgMumbai: Naxals have killed 224 security forces’ personnel in Maharashtra since 1980, a senior state government official said Tuesday. The latest incident was on May 1 when 15 Quick Response Team personnel and their driver were killed in Jambhurkheda in the district’s Kurkheda tehsil after their vehicle was blown up with an improvised explosive device (IED). Apart from security forces, Naxals have also killed 571 civilians since 1980 while the Maoist ultras have seen 246 cadre gunned down in the same period, he said. “Calendar year 2018 was special as the police did not lose a single personnel while they managed to gun down 50 Naxals,” he said. “It is to be noted that of the 246 Naxals killed so far, 98 have been shot dead after 2014. The police force lost 19 personnel since 2014,” he said. Gadchiroli, Chandrapur and Gondia have been declared Naxal-affected districts in Maharashtra by the Ministry of Home Affairs.last_img read more

Born in Delhi understand peoples issues better than Modi Priyanka

first_imgNEW DELHI: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday sought to strike an emotional chord with people during a road show here, saying she was born in Delhi and is empathetic towards their aspirations, unlike Prime Minister Narendra Modi who, she claimed, has been here only for five years. Congress general secretary was campaigning for party’s North East Delhi Lok Sabha candidate Sheila Dikshit and South Delhi Lok Sabha candidate Vijender Singh here on Wednesday. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesHolding her first road show in the national capital, Priyanka Gandhi challenged Modi to fight polls on the issues of GST, demonetisation and women security. The road show started in Seelampur, a minority-dominated area, and meandered with a sea of people towards Yamuna Vihar depot, where it culminated. Perched atop a minibus, she said, “I cannot disrespect you. We are not arrogant like the BJP. We know that you have made us what we are today.” “Modi ji is in Delhi for five years. I was born in the city. I have seen every bylane. I will tell you (Modi) what the people of Delhi think. They are tired of your useless talk. You keep yourself confined to your Race Course Road residence,” said Priyanka Gandhi. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarAccusing Modi of destroying institutions and the BJP of playing politics in the name of religion, she said the prime minister was indulging in negative politics and cannot give a direct answer to questions on the work he did during his five years of governance. Raking up the issue of GST, Priyanka Gandhi said the new indirect tax regime broke the back of businessmen. The AICC general secretary also referred to the BJP’s 2014 poll promises, including about providing 2 crore jobs every year. Addressing people, she asked them if they got the jobs, to which the crowd responded in negative. “He (Modi) failed to protect soldiers, youth and women but who will hold him accountable and who will seek answers from him,” she asked the gathering. They replied, “We will.”last_img read more