Phoenix open to more trades after failed PBA Govs’ Cup bid

first_imgFire hits houses in Mandaluyong City “It’s really painful, disappointing conference for us. It’s more painful knowing it’s our first time to miss the quarterfinals. A lot more sleepless nights especially that we’re going to have to wait until December for the all-Filipino before we can play again.” Phoenix coach Ariel Vanguardia. PBA IMAGESANTIPOLO — Phoenix has had a busy season after being involved in several trade deals.The Fuel Masters, however, aren’t done yet in revamping their roster especially after a failed campaign in the 2017 Governors’ Cup.ADVERTISEMENT “Obviously, [we have] a need for additional big man in the draft. We don’t need just one, we need two more big men. Doug (Kramer) played well today, but we don’t have any more big man yet to complement, especially in the all-Filipino,” said Phoenix head coach Ariel Vanguardia after a loss to Rain or Shine on Wednesday eliminated the Fuel Masters from playoff contention.“Our bigs like Willie Wilson, Eriobu are small bigs. We’re looking at the draft and of course, we are open to trades. We always discuss with management whatever comes our way that’s how we rebuild.”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 shutoutThe Fuel Masters made several moves this season. They traded second-year playmaker Simon Enciso to Alaska for veteran guard RJ Jazul, before acquiring former national team mainstay Jeff Chan from Rain or Shine, who got Mark Borboran and a future second round pick in return.Phoenix have also unloaded flashy guard Cyrus Baguio and got Dylan Ababou and NLEX’s 2020 second round pick. Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  MOST READ BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  The team also took part in a three-team deal that sent TNT’s Ranidel de Ocampo to Meralco on Monday where the Fuel Masters let go of rookie Norbert Torres and ended up with the Bolts’ first round pick in this year’s draft and the KaTropa’s second round pick in 2019.Phoenix had a promising start this conference, winning its first two games. But the Fuel Masters’ campaign took a turn for the worse after their explosive import Eugene Phelps suffered a foot injury last month and star swingman Matthew Wright missed five games due to national team commitments.“Honestly, we didn’t know that Eugene’s injury was a stress fracture on his left foot. He was playing with pain and he wasn’t the same,” Vanguardia recalled. “We had to make a change, and Brandon (Brown) wasn’t in shape yet. We lost that long preparation we had before the conference.”“We also didn’t get lucky with the schedule. Our national team player missed the most out of our games. He missed five games this conference. It was tough because we saw how he can deliver when he’s with us for long stretches,” Vanguardia said of Wright.Wright unleashed 36 points while Brandon Brown added 33 points and 20 rebounds, but despite their big production, Phoenix still went on to drop its eighth straight game.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:46Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 201702:31CamNorte Gov faces complaints for violating ease of doing business rules01:37Protesters 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 PVL: San Beda thwarts St. Benilde for second win View commentslast_img read more

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MOL Inks Partnership with NCC

first_imgzoom Japanese shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has signed a capital and business alliance agreement with compatriot liquid cargo logistics provider Nippon Concept Corporation (NCC).As informed, the objective of the agreement is to develop a “comprehensive two-way strategic partnership” including both partners’ group companies and to enhance their businesses.The new business alliance will cover the share of overseas and business networks, joint business and service operations, joint technology research and development, joint purchasing, proactive use of both companies’ services and exchange of personnel, among other matters, MOL said in a statement.Through this partnership, MOL said it will get an opportunity to expand into the liquid chemical product transport business.In addition, NCC will be able to globally increase its name recognition and enhance its competitiveness by integrating MOL Group companies’ overseas networks with its existing networks, according to MOL.The companies will also discuss other issues of mutual benefits.The move is part of MOL’s strategy to select and invest in new business fields that can bring advantages to the company. Some of the fields in which it strategically allocates human resources and investment include chemical tanker and logistics. At the same time, MOL is promoting a study on entering the tank container business.Under the terms of the agreement, NCC plans to accept one full-time director and one part-time director from MOL on its board of directors. MOL plans to acquire 15% of NCC’s issued shares through the acquisition of its issued shares and subscription to new shares issued through a third-party allocation by NCC.last_img read more

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Bandipora rape case JK High Court asks IGP to fie status report

first_imgSrinagar: Jammu and Kashmir High Court Wednesday took suo moto cognizance of the Bandipora rape case of a three-year-old girl and directed Inspector General of Police (Kashmir zone) to file a status report by Friday. A division bench of Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Tashi Rabstan, taking notice of reports about the rape case, directed the IGP to file a status report about the investigations before 10 am on Friday. A three-year-old girl was allegedly raped last week by her neighbour, leading to widespread outrage and protests against the incident. The accused has been arrested by police and a special investigation team constituted for a speedy investigation of the incident.last_img read more

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FM meets Panamanian ViceMinister of Foreign Affairs

first_imgRabat – Foreign Minister, Salaheddine Mezouar, met Thursday in Rabat, in the presence of Minister-delegate for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Mbarka Bouaida with Mayra Arosemena, Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Panama.The two officials discussed ways to strengthen bilateral relations to the level of a multidimensional strategic partnership, welcoming the decision of Panama to open its embassy in Morocco.The Moroccan diplomat also welcomed Panama’s decision to withdraw its recognition of so-called SADR and its willingness to work together with the UN efforts to reach a solution to the artificial conflict over the Moroccan Sahara. He stressed that Morocco has made every effort at the UN Security Council in order to reach a final and lasting political solution to this conflict by proposing the Sahara autonomy initiative that was hailed by the international community, and by launching development programs in the southern provinces of the Kingdom.For her part, the Panamanian official welcomed Morocco’s role in the stability and development of Africa, thanks to its strategic geographical position.She highlighted the economic potential of the Kingdom, including its expertise in economic and financial matters, as well as the role of the Moroccan private sector in Africa.last_img read more

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Gallery OSU vs Rutgers

The Ohio State Buckeyes kicked off Big Ten play against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Oct. 1. The Buckeyes won 58-0. Coach Meyer stands in front of the team before the Buckeyes take the field against Rutgers on Oct. 1. The Buckeyes won 58-0. Credit: Mason Swires | Assistant Photo Editor

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Womens volleyball Leon breaks record in No 19 OSUs revenge against No

The OSU women’s volleyball team celebrates after a win against Michigan State on Oct. 22. The Buckeyes won the match 3-0. Credit: Luke Swartz | For The LanternFrom the first serve of the match on Saturday, the Ohio State women’s volleyball team was in control. The Buckeyes handed the Michigan State Spartans a loss after a show-stopping performance at St. John Arena. No. 19 OSU outplayed the No. 11 Spartans in every category. The team’s dominance led to the Buckeyes dealing Michigan State a 3-0 sweep (25-21, 25-19, 25-19). Just two weeks ago, it was the Buckeyes who were scratching their heads after the Spartans swept them in East Lansing, Michigan. Michigan State was on a two-match winning streak prior to Saturday, which included a impressive upset over No. 3 Minnesota. The win boosts OSU to 14-8 on the season. OSU coach Geoff Carlston said his team was playing with the fire to show everyone what Ohio State volleyball stands for. “They beat us pretty handily at their place, so (I told them) this is really about ‘defending the jersey,” he said. OSU was able to rally back from a handful of small deficits in the first set and went on a five-point run to take the late advantage, 22-19. A monstrous kill from senior middle blocker Taylor Sandbothe on set point sent the Buckeyes to a 1-0 lead. A Michigan State 3-0 lead to start out the second set would be squandered quickly by an OSU 4-0 run. The Buckeyes would fall behind again, but were brought back to life by aggressive attacking from junior outside hitter Luisa Schirmer and company. OSU delivered nine unanswered points to close out the second set, 25-19. With two sets to their advantage, the Buckeyes maintained steady control in the third, holding onto the lead the entire set. A solo block on match point by sophomore setter Taylor Hughes put the lid on the team’s stunning performance.Schirmer led the Buckeyes with 13 kills, followed by Sandbothe with 12. Both junior outside hitter Ashley Wenz and Hughes had attacking percentages over .500. Hughes also chipped in 37 assists. With such a stark contrast in results from the first matchup two weeks ago, Carlston said one of the major differences in his team Saturday was determination to avenge its last loss to the Spartans. “It’s kind of nice to play only a couple weeks later so you can really lock in on, ‘Hey, this was only two weeks ago, you kind of got it (a loss) handed to you,’” he said. “’What are you going to do about it?’”Senior libero Valeria León added that OSU had a steady handle on every aspect of play, which allowed the team to keep its composure. “We had more control of the tempo of the game,” she said. “We wanted to out-dig them and out-block them … trusting in the game plan and trusting in each other, I think that’s what helped us get that ‘W’.”Not only was León a major contributor to the Buckeyes’ victory against the Spartans (14 digs), she also solidified her own place in OSU history.  In front of nearly 2,600 fans on her home court, León reached the top spot for most career digs in the program. León said she couldn’t have imagined being in this position four years ago, but felt very honored to make her mark. “When you first sign and you come here, you don’t think about breaking records,” she said. “but it’s really cool to leave my name and leave my legacy.” León has been flirting with the record for a few weeks now. After OSU’s game at Penn State on Wednesday, she stood within one dig of the title. León said people have been joking with her saying she purposely played it out so she could reach the achievement at St. John Arena. “People would think that I planned on doing that, but I didn’t,” she laughed. “It was definitely special breaking that record at St. John, because I’ve been playing in front of those fans since freshman year.”Carlston said León’s four-year journey has been incredible for him to watch and to take part in as her coach.“It’s why you coach in a lot of ways,” he said. “To see her grow from her freshman year to this year and to get that record, that’s a big deal.” With a little less than half of the season left, León has the potential to blow the top off of the career digs record and create a new goal for future players to strive for. The Buckeyes will be back in action on Wednesday when they take on the Maryland Terrapins at 6 p.m. in College Park, Maryland. read more

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Womens lacrosse Ohio State begins vital fourgame road trip with highpowered offense

Caption: Freshman goalie Jill Rizzo saves a shot against Vermont Credit: Walt Middleton – Courtesy of OSU AthleticsThe Ohio State women’s lacrosse team is set to embark on a four-game road voyage, beginning with Duquesne at 3 p.m. on Friday. Their previous five games, however, have been the start of a new era for Division I women’s lacrosse, the shot-clock era.The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel implemented a 90-second shot clock for the first time in collegiate women’s lacrosse history beginning this year. This was done in hopes of reducing the impact of clock management and to speed up the pace of play. “You know from two different perspectives, every team is always in it, right? Even if you are down by five or six goals,” OSU coach Alexis Venechanos said. “Maybe in that second half you are going to have an opportunity to get the ball back and continue to execute well and on attack, get back in the game.”Similar to basketball, the men’s lacrosse game adapted a shot clock prior to the women’s game. The possession timer in men’s lacrosse is 60 seconds shorter than the women’s shot clock, but serves the same purpose of forcing play to be initiated quickly.Already this season, the OSU women’s lacrosse team is averaging five more shots per game than they were last year, giving the Buckeyes an increase in goals scored per game, 11.94 last season compared to this year’s 13.20. Senior midfielder Paulina Constant, however, doesn’t feel like the shot clock has changed the team’s strategy.“It speeds the game up a little bit, it’s nothing too dramatic,” Constant said. “In practice we practice with the shot clock … but other than that there is no really game plan with the shot clock, you’re aware of it. When it gets to a certain point we have a play to get into.”The shot clock will count down from 90 and will only be reset once a shot on goal has been attempted. In 2018, the rule will also be instituted at the Division II and III levels.The Buckeyes have seemed to benefit from the new shot clock but much of that benefit has to do with a deep offensive repertoire. OSU has the top two leading scorers in the Big Ten — four-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week, freshman midfielder Liza Hernandez and junior attacker Molly Wood — with 15 and 14 goals, respectively.“All athletes want to compete and get shots up and use their natural athletic ability,” Venechanos said. “If we continue to shoot well those five more possessions will end up with some goals.”The Buckeyes will begin their road stint against the Duquesne Dukes (0-1) who dropped their first game of the year to Penn State. Games against Notre Dame, Holy Cross and Harvard round out what will be a true test of what this year’s team is capable of. “We have different styles we’re going to have to be ready for,” Venechanos said. The No. 8 Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 6-1 on the season and boast wins over Michigan and fellow lacrosse powerhouse, No. 9 Duke. Notre Dame’s leading goal scorer (27) and points getter (35), senior attacker Cortney Fortunato, poses a real threat to the Buckeyes’ defense.The game against Duquesne is set for a 3 p.m. face-off on Friday, while the match-up with Notre Dame will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in South Bend, Indiana. read more

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Ohio State womens soccer bound for NCAA tourney

When the 64-team field for the 2011 NCAA women’s soccer tournament was announced Monday, the Ohio State women’s soccer team was included, giving the Buckeyes a chance to follow up last season’s run to the national semifinals. The unseeded Buckeyes (10-8-2, 5-5-1) will take on regional No. 4 seed Tennessee at 2 p.m. Nov. 12 in a first-round matchup hosted by the Volunteers (15-6-0). OSU’s postseason hopes seemed to be in some doubt after the team suffered a first-round loss to Illinois in the Big Ten Tournament on Thursday. Coming in as the No. 7 seed, the Buckeyes lost, 4-2, on penalty kicks after regulation and two overtime periods resulted in a tie, 1-1. The second-seeded Fighting Illini eventually went on to win the tournament. The Buckeyes concluded the regular season 10-8-1, with a 5-5-1 mark within the conference. A couple of program milestones highlighted the season. The team recorded the 200th victory in program history on Sept. 23 with a 2-1 win against Illinois at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. That mark was eclipsed on the team’s alumni weekend. “I’m really happy with where the program is and what we’ve been able to do over the years,” coach Lori Walker, who was at the helm of 164 of the 200 wins to that point, said at the time. “It’s nice to recognize this milestone because it includes everyone who has been a part of it.” The 2011 senior class won its 49th game with a 3-0 triumph against Indiana on Senior Day at Jesse Owens. The victory moved that class into a tie with the 2006 class for the second-most wins for a four-year group in program history. “From top to bottom I think they’re just some of the nicest people I’ve ever worked with,” Walker said. “Anytime you can have nine seniors go from the beginning to the end together, it’s a testament to their strength.” Senior forward Caitlyn Martin, who tallied a goal in the victory, spoke about the close-knit relationships within the team. “We have a great senior group and we’re really close, so it was really special to go out on our last day in the Jesse and get a win and play for each other,” Martin said. “It was a great team effort.” The low point of the season was a stretch from Sept. 29 to Oct. 23, in which the team lost five of seven games, prompting Walker to say the offense was “in the crapper” following an Oct. 16 loss to Nebraska. It was during this slide that the Buckeyes let their postseason hopes almost slip away. In the end, the Buckeyes made the national tournament for the third straight season while several OSU players garnered postseason honors. Senior defender Danielle Scoliere followed up last week’s first-team All-Big Ten honors by being named to the conference’s all-tournament team last Sunday, while sophomore midfielder Danica Wu was named to the second-team All-Big Ten. Senior defender Liz Sullivan was OSU’s Big Ten sportsmanship honoree and also joined senior goalie Katie Baumgardner on the all-district academic third team, announced Monday. The winner between OSU and Tennessee will go on to the second round to play the winner between Illinois State and Milwaukee. read more

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Ozil incident wont affect hosting bid

first_imgReinhard Grindel, the president of the German Football Association (DFB), believes the Mesut Ozil incident will not derail the Country’s Euro 2024 bid.The Arsenal playmaker retired from the national team over issues “racism and disrespect” after a disastrous World Cup campaignOzil took aim at Grindel in a statement announcing his retirement, saying that “in the eyes of Grindel and his supporters, I am German when we win, but I am an immigrant when we lose.”Grindel, however, brushed aside the accusations in the wake of his country’s bidHe said: “Everyone in the DFB and in UEFA knows me very well. I have profound trust that they can put this into perspective, so I think there will be no influence on the bidding process.”Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“In the end, it has nothing to do with whether a player of ours has a migration background or not,” he said.“If a German player would, in an election campaign, make a photo with, let’s say, a far right-wing politician in Germany, we would have the same debate, and we in the DFB would react in the same way.“We stand at the DFB for values: respect, tolerance, fair play, freedom of speech and freedom of press. This picture with Erdogan upset our fans because their President Erdogan doesn’t stand for those values.”UEFA will announce the host nation for Euro 2024 on September 27.last_img read more

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Gattuso likens Piatek to Tomasson

first_imgGennaro Gattuso has compared Milan new boy Krzysztof Piatek to Danish legend Jon Dahl Tomasson.Piatek who recently joined Milan from Genoa played in the barren draw against Napoli and his manager has seen enough to liken him to former teammate Tomasson.Tomasson was not a regular starter at Milan but scored 35 goals in three seasons, winning a Champions League and earning praise for his battling qualities.“We have to pick up from where we left off in the first 50 minutes, showing the same character,” Gattuso told Milan TV and Cited on Football Italia ahead of his side’s Coppa Italia quarter-final against Napoli on Tuesday.“We stopped dribbling in the last 30 minutes and were stretched, so all of Napoli’s qualities came out.“We must have the desire to play and show our faces, dribbling well. We need experience. We’re a young team and we need games like these.“For us to get back to being competitive, we need consistency in our performances, game and mentality.Piatek is ready to make his debut as a starter with the AC Milan shirt tomorrow night in the Coppa Italia quarter-finals against Napoli once again. Gennaro Gattuso is seriously thinking about it and a final decision will be made between tonight and tomorrow morning. pic.twitter.com/yu9JpVotxtCristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….— AC Milan Africa (@africa_milan) January 28, 2019“We’ve shown it at times, but we still have too many ups and downs. Piatek reminds me of Tomasson. He had some very specific characteristics.“Jon never spared himself in training and gave us a huge hand, also when he played from the start.“Piatek has just joined, but I like him already. He’s a curious lad who looks at photos at Milanello: he likes to observe, talk and experience the structure here first hand.“It’s something beautiful. Will he start tomorrow? Him or Cutrone will play. Caldara and Biglia yesterday did some light work with us yesterday.“They’re working to improve their physical level and I think they’ll be available in a week.“We’re very happy with them, they have great desire to return and have shown it through the commitment they’ve been putting in.”last_img read more

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Guardiola compares Premier League title race to Nadal Federer Djokovic

first_imgPep Guardiola reckons Manchester City, Liverpool and other English clubs push themselves to greater heights in a similar manner to some renown tennis greatsCity lead the Premier League table on 35 points without defeat after 13 games following Saturday’s 4-0 thrashing at West Ham.However, Liverpool are keeping up in the title battle with their 3-0 win over Watford retaining their two-point gap to City.Despite losing their first league game of the season at Tottenham on Saturday, Chelsea are also in the mix.“It’s similar with [Rafael] Nadal, [Roger] Federer and [Novak] Djokovic, no?” said Guardiola, according to BeSoccer.“They push one to be better than the other one because they know.norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“We need it in sport, as athletes. They [the City players] know. I didn’t tell them, but they know how strong Liverpool are.“They know that we can’t drop points because if we do Liverpool are going to win the league.“I can say Liverpool or Chelsea and Tottenham are the same in this moment. Arsenal as well.“To compete we need good opponents close and this season we have it, here and in Europe.”City will next face Lyon in a Champions League Group F match on Tuesday with kick-off set for 21:00 (CET).last_img read more

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No Injuries Reported In Two Vehicle Collision In Nikiski

first_imgThe accident halted traffic briefly while emergency responders cleared the scene. James Mika, 34 of Nikiski, was operating a 1998 GMC Yukon northbound on the Kenai Spur Highway and was in the process of turning right onto Sandy Lane when he was struck on the passenger side by a 2008 GMC Sierra 3500 operated by Sean Lucas, 42 of Kenai. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Alaska State Troopers responded to a motor vehicle collision at mile 16 Kenai Spur Highway in Nikiski, on January 7, at 12:50 p.m. According to the trooper online dispatch, both drivers were wearing seatbelts and no injuries were reported. Lucas who was also traveling northbound and had not realized the Yukon was slowed or turning.last_img read more

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City Of Kenai Sets New Guidelines For Appeals

first_imgThe ordinance was introduced by Council Members Glenese Pettey and Henry Knackstedt. According to Knackstedt this is meant to keep from “potentially holding up projects with last minute appeals that might be filed by people who aren’t necessarily affected by the decision.” The proposed Ordinance restricts the standing for appeals to those that own, lease, or rent property and are able to show that a decision could impact their ownership interest or use or enjoyment of the property. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The City of Kenai adopted an ordinance at their council meeting on April 4, that adopts a standard on who has standing to appeal a decision of the Planning and Zoning Commission or final decision of an administrative official.center_img An amendment allows the city clerk discretion to determine who does or doesn’t have standing to file an appeal. The council adopted the ordinance which go into effect April 20th. Council Members Molloy and Boyle voted against the ordinance. The ordinance aims to create a balance between the interests of concerned community members, parties potentially negatively affected by City decisions, and those endeavoring to benefit and move forward from a decision in their favor.last_img read more

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Avengers Endgame director would take on Batman movie

first_img 17 Photos DC Comics Marvel Batman The Avengers Avengers: Endgame is a thrilling sequel to every MCU… Would Joe Russo take Batman back down the Christian Bale route? DC Comics/Ron Phillips Avengers: Endgame co-director Joe Russo wouldn’t mind a trip to Gotham City’s mean streets.Russo, who directed the MCU mega-hit with his brother Anthony, was happy to answer a fan’s query about which DC character he’d like to direct. The query came during a Q&A session with our sister site Comicbook.com on Sunday.”As far as what I collected as a kid, I collected Batman. [That] was one of the DC characters I collected,” Russo said. “So it would have to be Batman.”The Caped Crusader’s next cinematic outing, The Batman, is expected to open in 2021 from director Matt Reeves. Ben Affleck, who played the character in Batman vs Superman, Suicide Squad and Justice League, won’t be returning to the role.His nemesis, the Joker, will get a solo outing in October.Russo didn’t make any more comments about his DC hopes, but did offer some MCU tidbits — apparently some drafts of Endgame predecessor Avengers: Infinity War gave us more of archvillain Thanos’ past. 3:14 “You saw him as a child, you saw him try to convince his planet that it was doomed and recommend that they randomly kill half the population to save the planet,” the director told Comicbook.com. “He gets sent to a prison off-planet and eventually watches the planet destroy itself.”This 10-minute sequence wasn’t in the movie, but Russo noted that he pitched these details to Josh Brolin so the actor could have them in mind as he crafted the character.First published at 3:18 a.m. PT.Updated at 4:06 a.m. PT: Adds more Batman details, Thanos angle. Now playing: Watch this: Tags Every Batman that matters, ranked TV and Movies Comics Share your voice null 0last_img read more

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Hero MotoCorp Signs Tiger Woods for Record Rs 250 Crore as Global

first_imgHero MotoCorp, the world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturing company by volume, has reportedly signed golfing legend Tiger Woods as its global brand ambassador for a four-year Rs 250 crore deal.This is the first time Hero Moto is signing a global sports icon to endorse its brand. Previously, several cricketers and celebrities from the entertainment industry like Akshay Kumar were roped in as the face of the brand but Woods’ signing marks a shift in Hero Moto’s marketing and branding strategies.Pawan Munjal, vice chairman of Hero Motoannounced the signing late on Monday evening in Florida, USA. At the press conference, Munjal explained why they had chosen Woods to represent the brand.”Tiger is not just a golfing champion and an icon for millions around the world, he is a phenomenon. His appeal and charisma spans across continents cutting through barriers of geography, age, language and nationalities,” Munjal said , reports The Times of India..Munjal added that Tiger Woods will not just be the face of Hero Moto’s global brand but will also partner with the company in its corporate relations.”We have lined up exciting campaigns to build on the core values of Hero in our global markets and Tiger is going to play an integral role in these initiatives. Our campaign with him will be on multiple platforms – print, electronic, digital, social and outdoor,” Munjal told The Economic Times.News of the signing comes three months after Hero Moto signed a separate four-year deal with Woods to sponsor the Hero World Championship, a $3.5 million PGA golf tour.Tiger Woods expressed his excitement on the signing adding that Hero Moto shares his vision. Since the company will also be sponsoring the Hero World Challenge, which benefits his foundation, the deal would “greatly expand” their “worldwide relationship,” Woods said.But many questioned Hero Moto’s move of signing Tiger Woods given his controversial reputation. Munjal cleared the air on the decision too.”Let me tell you, we are absolutely thrilled to be in a partnership with Tiger. Hero and Tiger together represent the best in our respective professions. Whatever happened is now all behind him. He went public, apologised for what has happened and he is back in the game,” Munjal was quoted as saying by The Financial Express.”People are back with him, many corporates are back with him and obviously Hero took a very conscious call,” he added.Woods will be making his comeback at the Hero World Challenge, slated to begin 4 December in Florida. The 79- time PGA Tour Title winner will be the host of the three-day golfing event. Woods has been off the course for quite a while as he was recovering from a back injury.But in a recent interview on the local radio he said he felt “great” and used all the time off to get better and practice the game.”I’ve gotten stronger. I’ve gotten more explosive. I’ve gotten faster. I now just need to hit more balls. But the body is good. I don’t have the sharp pain like I used to at the beginning of the year. I don’t have that anymore. I still have some aches and pains, just like anybody else who is my age and older,” Woods said.last_img read more

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Khatron Ke Khiladi 10 Karishma Karan and others excited as they leave

first_imgKhatron Ke Khiladi 10TwitterAfter a lot of buzz, shooting is all set to begin for the 10th season of stunt-based celebrity reality show Khatron Ke Khiladi. Host Rohit Shetty and the entire team of the show is geared up to trigger adrenaline rush in the audience with new set of daredevil stunts.The contestants flew off to Bulgaria in the wee hours of Thursday, August 1. Shivin Narang of Internet Wala Love fame, took to his Instagram handle to share a picture with his co-contestants before they jet off for the adventurous journey.Along with Shivin were Naagin star Karishma Tanna, Yeh Hai Mohabbatein actor Karan Patel, RJ Malishka, Tejasswi Prakash, Amruta Khanvilkar, comedian and host Balraj Sayal. Going by the wide smiles of the contestants in the image, one can say that the team is quite excited to perform the dare-devil stunts.Apart from these contestants, Khatron Ke Khiladi 10 will also see Naagin actress Adaa Khan, Dharmesh Yelande and Bhojpuri queen Rani Chatterjee.Although the Bulgaria shoot schedule is likely to last for 45 days, yet, the show will be aired in the beginning of next year after Bigg Boss 13 concludes. Last year, choreographer Punit J Pathak had won the trophy defeating Aditya Narayan. Khatron Ke Khiladi has always managed to top the TRP charts leaving behind other popular TV show including The Kapil Sharma Show.last_img read more

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Kendall Jenner snubbed by Hollywood filmmakers

first_imgUS model Kendall Jenner was reportedly snubbed by movie producers at the 68th Cannes International Film Festival. The 19-year-old model was reportedly overlooked for potential film roles in favour of fellow model Gigi Hadid because of her links to the Kardashian family.“Many producers feel they could cast Gigi in a film, and they would have no stigma to it,” femalefirst.co.uk quoted a source as saying. “But there would be a stigma if the billboards said, ‘Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kendall Jenner.’ That just doesn’t work.” wlast_img read more

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KVCC boosting skilled trades training

first_img Rep. Iden applauds $5 million for job programsKalamazoo Valley Community College was one of 18 community colleges in Michigan to receive a grant for added equipment and training for technical education, State Rep. Brandt Iden announced.The grants come as the Michigan Legislature and governor are placing a renewed focus on filling jobs in the skilled trades. Rep. Iden said he believes investing more in these programs will benefit both the local and state economies.“I recently had a chance to see the great work being done in the technical education programs at KVCC, and I’m convinced that expanding these programs will keep Michigan headed in the right direction,” said Rep. Iden, R-Oshtemo. “Our economy is recovering, and filling open jobs in these fields will keep Michigan and Kalamazoo County moving forward.”The $4,753,682.13 grant was awarded as part of the Community College Skilled Trades Equipment Program through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. KVCC will use the money to assist with the 3D Printing/Machine Tool, Welding, CNC, Information Technology, CAD/CAM and Water Treatment/Chemical Processing programs.Rep. Iden said he hopes to see more people take advantage of technical education opportunities in the state.“We’re headed in the right direction and we can’t let up now. Giving these programs additional tools will help them provide training for more people and keep our state on the path to a brighter future,” Rep. Iden said.### 26Feb KVCC boosting skilled trades training Categories: Iden Newslast_img read more

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Vivendi has confirmed that it has been approached

first_imgVivendi has confirmed that it has been approached by Numericable majority owner Patrick Drahi’s investment vehicle Altice “regarding a potential alliance” between its telecom subsidiary SFR and cable operator Numericable, in which Drahi holds a controlling interest.However, Vivendi said it “has not received any formal offer” and that its supervisory board “will announce a decision, if necessary, as and when appropriate”.The clarification comes after French financial daily Les Echos reported that the media and telecoms group had struck an agreement in principle to sell a majority stake in SFR to Numericable and would likely pull its plan to float the operator on the stock exchange.According to the paper, Vivendi’s supervisory council has give a green light to SFR CEO Jean-Yves Charlier to begin detailed negotiations with Numericable based on this agreement.According to Les Echos, Vivendi chairman Jean-René Fourtou and Drahi met last week, kicking off the latest round of talks. Under the deal under discussion, Altice would hold a 50% stake in a new combined entity, with Vivendi holding 32%.The paper said the deal is likely to value SFR at about €15 billion. This includes about €8 billion in debt, about four times gross operating profit. Potential synergies from a deal are estimated at around €6 billion, in particular thanks to the possibility of SFR using Numericable’s network rather than leasing capacity from Orange, as it currently does. In addition the pair could pool their resources in investing in fibre, as well as making savings in maintenance and interconnection costs.The latest news follows Altice and Numericable’s successful separate introductions on the stock exchange, giving Drahi additional financial leverage in negotiations.last_img read more

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This fellow is a rednecked grebe—and is very comm

first_imgThis fellow is a red-necked grebe—and is very common through most of northern North America, some parts of Europe—and Russia.  And like most grebes, it’s only see from a distance.  But if you sit very still for long enough, eventually they forget you’re there—and you get photos like these.  This is the male.  The female was sitting on the nest some distance away. And as I write this paragraph, the London open is about ten minutes away.  Prices are marginally higher at the moment in gold, silver and platinum.  Palladium is unchanged.  Net gold volume is a bit over 10,000 contracts—and silver’s net volume is only 2,700 contracts.  Based on these tiny volumes, nothing should be read into the current price action.  The dollar index has been sliding throughout all of Far East trading on their Friday—and bounced off the 95.00 level for the second time in less than twenty-four hours.  It’s currently down 35 basis points.Today we get the Commitment of Traders Report for positions held at the close of COMEX trading on Tuesday—and as I said before, there should be massive deterioration in the Commercial net short positions in both gold and silver.  But these number will be somewhat tempered by the engineered price declines on Tuesday.   The other unknown is just how much of Tuesday’s price/volume numbers will be in today’s report, as not all the data may be reported in a timely manner.Here’s more of what Ted had to say about Tuesday’s engineered price decline in his Wednesday commentary—and it’s effect on today’s COT Report…“So what about the big price smash on Tuesday? It looked like the same old HFT and spoofing bookie scam as always. The way it works is first the commercial bookies rig prices up thru the key moving averages and then the Pavlovian technical funds respond by buying futures contracts at the higher prices levels, as they did from last Wednesday thru Monday. Then the commercial bookies fix the game to the downside below the moving averages and the technical funds sell at the lower prices. That’s the essence of the COMEX silver and gold scam.”“What was somewhat different this time is that the move up and down was so compressed in the reporting week, that the COT report covering the turnaround won’t be published until Friday, thus resulting in the inability to rely on the COT report this time. I don’t think this was accidental, but rather deliberate. Considering that there had been significant managed money buying in COMEX gold and silver on the sharp move up last week, accompanied by equally significant commercial bookie selling, the current price weakness makes it clear that the bookies are inducing the technical funds to sell. This is what the CME crime syndicate is all about.”And as I file today’s column at 5:15 a.m. EDT, I note that the prices of gold, silver and platinum spiked a bit very shortly after London opened.  Of course the not-for-profit sellers were there soon after—and are attempting to hammer these rallies flat, although the jury is still out on whether they’ll be able to accomplish that. Palladium isn’t doing a thing.Net gold volume is a bit over 22,000 contracts at the moment, which is more than double what it was ten minutes before London opened—and silver’s net volume is sitting at 6,100 contracts net, also more than double what it was the last time I reported on it more than two hours ago.The dollar index bounced off the 95.00 level once again—and it appears that “gentle hands” are at work here.  Right now the index is down 38 basis points.Since today is Friday, all bets are off as to how precious metal prices perform, or will be allowed to perform—and, as usual, nothing will surprise me when I check the charts later this morning.Enjoy your weekend, or what’s left of it—and I’ll see here tomorrow. Da boyz took another tiny slice off the gold salamiThe gold price chopped around slightly above the unchanged mark until just after 1 p.m. in Hong Kong and then began to head lower, with the low tick coming minutes after 9 a.m. EDT.  It rallied a bit going into the London p.m. gold ‘fix’—and from there it didn’t do a lot.The high and lows were reported by the CME Group as $1,212.40 and $1,200.80 in the June contract.Gold closed in New York yesterday at $1,206.80 spot, down an even three dollars from Wednesday’s close.  Net volume was very light at only 89,000 contracts.It was virtually the same price pattern in silver—and with the metal trading in a twenty cent range all of yesterday, the high and low ticks aren’t worth the effort to look up.Silver finished the Thursday session at $17.13 spot, up 5.5 cents from Wednesday—and net volume was exceedingly light as well, only 19,500 contracts.Platinum chopped around unchanged all through Far East and most of Zurich trading, but began to head south shortly before 2 p.m. Zurich time.  Like gold and silver, the low tick came a couple of minutes after 9 a.m. in New York.  From there it rallied back to almost unchanged, closing at $1,154 spot, down a buck from Wednesday.Palladium chopped around five dollars either side of unchanged all day yesterday—and closed up 4 bucks at $779 spot.The dollar index closed late on Wednesday afternoon in New York at 95.59.  It dropped 20 basis points in early Far East trading, but gained it all back—plus a few basis points more—by 2:30 p.m. Hong Kong time, and thirty minutes before the London open.  From there it began to head south, with the 95.01 low tick coming minutes after 11 a.m. BST in London.  But by shortly before 9 a.m. EDT, the index was back to 95.43—and after another 20 basis point up/down move, closed the Thursday session at 95.40—down 19 basis points on the day.The gold stocks opened flat, but headed into negative territory to stay by 10:20 a.m. EDT.  Their lows came around 2:15 p.m.—and they struggled higher into the close.  The HUI finished down 0.36 percent—it’s fifth losing session in the last six trading days.The silver equities traded in a similar pattern—and almost managed to squeeze a positive close, but got sold back into the red about fifteen minutes before the equity markets closed.  Nick Laird’s Intraday Silver Sentiment Index closed down 0.25 percent.The CME Daily Delivery Report showed that zero gold and 30 silver contracts were posted for delivery within the COMEX-approved depositories on Monday.   JPMorgan stopped 17 of them—8 for its client account and 9 for itself.  The link to yesterday’s Issuers and Stoppers Report is here.The CME Preliminary Report for the Thursday trading session showed that gold open interest for May fell 42 contracts, leaving 82 still open.   Silver o.i. for May was unchanged at 289 contracts—less the 30 mentioned in the prior paragraph.There were no reported changes in GLD yesterday—and as of 9:33 p.m. EDT yesterday evening, there were no reported changes in SLV, either.Since yesterday was Thursday, Joshua Gibbons, the Guru of the SLV Bar List, updated his website with the goings-on at the iShares.com Internet site as of the close of business on Wednesday—and here is what he had to report.Analysis of the 20 May 2015 bar list—and comparison to the previous week’s list:  5,519,099.8 troy ounces were removed (almost all from Brinks London)—787,993.3oz were added—and none had serial number changes.The bars removed were from: Henan Yuguang (1.7M oz), Inner Mongolia Qiankun (0.9M oz), Korea Zinc (0.6M oz), and 21 others.The bars added were from: Kazzinc (0.3M oz), Solar Applied Materials (0.2M oz), and 4 others.As of the time that the bar list was produced, it was overallocated 420.8oz.  All daily changes are reflected on the bar list.After two days in a row of no sales, the U.S. Mint finally had something to say for itself.  They reported selling 6,000 troy ounces of gold eagles—2,000 one-ounce 24K gold buffaloes—and 340,000 silver eagles.Over at the COMEX-approved depositories on Wednesday, there was hardly any gold activity worth mentioning, as only 500 troy ounces were received—and nothing was shipped out.  It was virtually the same in silver.  Nothing was received—and only 146,602 troy ounces were shipped out the door.It was another monster day over at the gold kilo warehouses in Hong Kong on their Wednesday.  At Brink’s, Inc. they reported receiving an eye-watering 24,015 kilobars—and shipped out an equally impressive 17,331 kilobars.  There was a small deposit at the Malca-Amit Far East Ltd. depository, as they took in 220 kilobars.  The link to all that activity, in troy ounces, is here.I have the usual number of stories for a week-day column—and I hope there are a few in here that you consider worth reading.As I’ve written previously, there was no way that JPMorgan or anyone else could have acquired the equivalent of 350 million ounces or more in silver in the form of COMEX silver futures contracts. Enough observers and market participants now monitor the COT data (I think I’ve had some influence in this) that it would be impossible for a 70,000 contract net long position to go unnoticed, to say nothing about it being far above any position limits that the CFTC might ever institute. As it stands now, the concentrated net position of the four largest long traders in COMEX silver has rarely been above 25,000 contracts, so an individual trader holding 70,000 long contracts would seem impossible. More to the point, it just isn’t conceivable that the potential selling and short selling capacity necessary to accommodate any trader to create and hold a 70,000 contract long position exists. In other words, if JPMorgan did make the decision four years ago to accumulate a massive long position in silver that I believe it did make, this bank was smart enough to know it couldn’t be done via COMEX silver futures. The only possible alternative was for the bank to acquire physical silver, which it did in spades. Not coincidentally, holding physical silver is the same best suggested way of holding silver that I (and many others) have long advocated. Admittedly, it is somewhat bittersweet to see JPMorgan adopt that advice. – Silver analyst Ted Butler: 20 May 2015It was another down day yesterday, but volume was so light, not much should be read into the price action, although “da boyz” took another tiny slice off the gold salami.  And as much as I don’t want to see it, I’m expecting more of this sort of price action in the future.  As I said the other day, the only thing we don’t know is how low in price—and how long JPMorgan et al will take to get the job done.Of course the critical 50-day moving averages are pretty close in both gold and silver, so the price pain shouldn’t be all that great.  However, as Ted has drilled into me over the years, it’s not the final price that’s important, but the number of contracts involved.Here are the 6-month charts for all four precious metals—and you can see the tiny slice in gold for yourself, as we made a new low for this current move down.last_img read more

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