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GDP Growth Doesn’t Meet Expectations

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / GDP Growth Doesn’t Meet Expectations Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago In Q1 2017, the economy grew by just an estimated 0.7 percent according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, a slower rate of growth than Q4 2016’s rate of 2.1 percent.This was below the Wall Street estimate for the quarter, but in the opinion of Brett F Ewing and S. Lance Mitchell, Chief Market Strategist and Research Director (respectively) for First Franklin Financial Services, this is an “inflection point” for the economy in the midst of a tight labor market.“One thing that surprised us was the pickup in business investment despite the uncertainty in the future of business policies that the Trump administration is targeting,” said Ewing and Mitchell. “That’s a great sign because if the environment improves, which we think it will, more investment will follow. It definitely shows a pent-up demand and willingness to invest, even in the face of a murky future.”The New York Times noted that the drop in spending followed a large increase in Q4 2016, and was an inevitable reversal. Michelle Meyer, Chief United States Economist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, told Times that healthier business investment indicated that the overall economy was performing better than the headline numbers would suggest.Additionally, the report notes that the current-dollar GDP increased 3.0 percent, or $137.9 billion, in the first quarter to a level of $19,007.3 billion. In the fourth quarter, current-dollar GDP increased 4.2 percent, or $194.1 billion. The price index for gross domestic purchases increased 2.6 percent in the first quarter, compared with an increase of 2.0 percent in the fourth quarter. The PCE price index increased 2.4 percent, compared with an increase of 2.0 percent. Excluding food and energy prices, the PCE price index increased 2.0 percent, compared with an increase of 1.3 percent.The Bureau of Economic Analysis emphasized that the first-quarter advance estimate released on Friday is based on source data that are incomplete or subject to further revision by the source agency. The “second” estimate for the first quarter, based on more complete data, will be released on May 26. Seth Welborn is a contributing writer for DS News. He is a Harding University graduate with a degree in English and a minor in writing, and has studied abroad in Athens, Greece. An East Texas native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago GDP Growth Doesn’t Meet Expectations GDP 2017-04-28 Seth Welborn Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Related Articles Previous: Mortgage Cadence Utilizes FirstClose’s Software Platform Next: Renter, Homebuyer Monthly Costs Largely Even The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago April 28, 2017 1,103 Views Tagged with: GDP in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News About Author: Seth Welborn Share Save Subscribelast_img read more

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Gamescom 2019

first_imgWelcome to the Gamescom 2019 News Site!Here you will find all the Alienware and Dell happenings at Gamescom 2019, including information about product launches, event coverage and business news. #Alienware #Gamescom2019Quick Links:Gamescom Event Page Press ReleaseEvent Details: Venue Location: Koelnmesse, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, GermanyAlienware & Dell Gaming Product Showcase – Hall 7, Stand B030 Date/time: Launch Event (by invitation only): Monday August 19, at 6 pm Cologne local timeWill also be streamed on Alienware.tv Coverage: Tune in to Alienware.tv Tuesday, August 20th – Saturday, August 24th for event coverage.Schedule of Events: Photos:center_img Social: Public Days: Wednesday, August 21 – Saturday, August 24Gamescom Badge required for entrylast_img read more

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Rob Rice Homes: Providing Community Jobs and Economic Strength

first_imgFacebook23Tweet0Pin0 Rob Rice is Thurston County’s largest local home builder and was voted the Best of South Sound for 2013. He has built more than 3000 homes over the last 30 years. He and his wife Helena live in Olympia with their two sons; Alex Michael and Carson. Rob is a graduate of Washington State University with degrees in construction management and architecture.*NAHB’s Metro Area Impact of Home Building Study. Submitted by Barb Lally for Rob Rice HomesConstruction of Rob Rice Homes provides hundreds of area jobs.By the close of 2014, Rob Rice Homes will have built 115 new homes in the South Sound. That is no small feat, even for the area’s largest builder.Those stunning homes in the nine sought-after Rob Rice Communities, or at Select Home Sites in Thurston County, or those custom built throughout the area have not only provided an opportunity for families to purchase the home of their dreams, they have a far-reaching and powerful impact on our entire local economy.The National Association of Home Builders reports on the national level that building 100 average single-family homes generates about 300 jobs and millions in tax revenue.When so many Rob Rice Homes are built here in our area there is a significant and measurable boost to the local economy that helps us all thrive. Hundreds of jobs are supported and many businesses and professionals who help build Rob Rice Homes flourish. In addition, state and city budgets gain significant revenue to further enhance the amenities and quality of life we all enjoy.Promoting economic vitalityIn a recent letter to the editor of the Olympian, Olympia Master Builders Executive Director Troy Nichols reported that the 312 houses built in Thurston County in 2012 generated $65.8 million in local income, $11.2 million in local taxes and other revenue for local government and supported 1,107 jobs in the first year.*Those figures are a conservative guide to help estimate the enormous economic impact of the 115 Rob Rice Homes built just this year—approximately $24 million in local income,  more than 4 million in revenue for local governments and about 400 jobs.Realtors helps a homeowner with design choices and with their home buying process.“We take pride not only in the beautiful homes and well-planned neighborhoods we build and develop, but also the local jobs in the construction trades we support,” says Rob Rice, the 2013 Best of South Sound builder who has a personal commitment to hire local contractors and buy local products and services even if they cost more.Local company BMC West provides the quality lumber for all Rob Rice Homes, as it has since 1985. Nearly a dozen local framers use that lumber to build the framework for each new home including Star Home Builders owned by the Skewis family who framed the first home Rob ever built and have worked exclusively with him ever since.Black Hills Mechanical plumbers lay the pipes for exquisite kitchens and bathrooms while locally owned Sunset Air installs its top energy-efficient heating, ventilation and cooling systems. Milgard windows supplies their lifetime guaranteed windows and our area’s Doors Unlimited Inc provides each home’s sturdy and stylish doors. Long-time partner Imperial Painting adds high quality and durable color inside and out.When the home is finished, Design Smart Home Staging & Redesign artfully arranges furniture and accessories to display how a potential buyer can use the space in the home.Professional Realtors then help show the home and are the trusted advisors in the home buying process, and another group of local professionals—appraisers, inspectors, title insurers and mortgage consultants—all provide their expertise in the home sale.That is just a few of the jobs at work in our community each time a home is built. And, many of those professionals spend what they earn here. In his letter, Mr. Nichols also reported that “residents of a new home spend about three-fifths of their income locally,” further invigorating the local economy.RRH provides opportunities for a family to find their dream home as well as enhance the local economy.Communities and state flourishOur communities and our state, which provide so many of the amenities we enjoy in our neighborhoods—our roads, water and sewers, our parks and trails, sidewalks and street lamps, our schools and public buildings—are supported by the revenue that streams in every time a Rob Rice Home is built.As Troy Nichols noted in his letter, about $30,000 in fees alone go to a city before the building of each home even starts.Each Rob Rice Home that is built has a significant economic impact that helps our families, property and entire community thrive.So the next time you drive by a Rob Rice Home admiring its quality construction and beautiful and expansive landscaping—whether it is in one of the nine Rob Rice Communities or on one of our Select Home Sites in Thurston County or it is custom built on a buyer’s own lot— remember also that building that home helps provide hundreds of local jobs,  boosts our economic vitality and contributes to the many community amenities we enjoy here in the South Sound.last_img read more

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Proteas fall short in World T20

first_imgWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Afridi played the pivotal innings for the Pakistanis, cracking 51 off 34 balls, in a total of 149 for 4. Shoab Malik weighed in with 34 off 39, while Kamran Akmal struck a quick-fire 23 off only 12 balls at the top of the order. “These formidable achievements will stand them in good stead as they move on to the meet the next challenges. CSA has every faith in them to continue to be rated as one of the world’s best cricket teams in all forms of the game. He added that Pakistan played their best game, and singled out Shahid Afridi’s contribution with bat and ball. Afridi’s bowling especially, said Smith, made all the difference in the game. He destroyed England with a haul of 3 for 15 in 3.5 overs and was even more devastating against the West Indies, knocking over 4 for 13 in his four overs. Handed a tough test, he aced it. AB de Villiers was the third highest run scorer in the event and Graeme Smith was eleventh on the list. T20 recordCricket South Africa (CSA) CEO Gerald Majola commented: “We must remember that the Proteas have set a world record of seven consecutive T20 international victories. They are also number one in the world at 50-over cricket, and they have just completed their best-ever season in test cricket. NewcomersIt should be remembered, too, that Van der Merwe, like Parnell , is a relative newcomer to the international stage. With players like these emerging, South Africa has the talent and the toughness to become an even better team. They need to do it soon, however, with stars like Kallis, now 33, and Gibbs, 35, closer to the end than the beginning of their careers. Opening bowlersThe South African opening bowling pair, Dale Steyn and Wayne Parnell, were excellent, capturing nine wickets each. Both Van der Merwe and Parnell returned economy rates of less than six runs an over – the standard for excellent in the T20 game – while Johan Botha and Dale Steyn were not far above the mark. The Proteas have the ability to prove they are number one. Yet, despite all the successes between major ICC tournament, that recognition will be given only once they have won one of those major titles. “It’s a very, very disappointing result,” said Smith after the match. “One runs out of words to say when you don’t get over the finishing line.” South Africa’s challenge in the ICC World Twenty 20 came to a halt in the semi-finals at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, England on Thursday, as Graeme Smith and company fell to Pakistan by seven runs. It was a bitterly disappointing result for a team that, up until that point, looked like the best side in the tournament. Afridi undermined the South African batting effort, capturing 2 for 16 in his four overs and removing the dangerous Herschelle Gibbs and AB de Villiers for five and one respectively. He was an easy choice for man of the match.center_img 19 June 2009 ResultsDuring the tournament South Africa thrashed Scotland by 130 runs, edged New Zealand by one run, cruised to a seven-wicket win over England, won by 20 runs against the West Indies, and defeated defending champions India by 12 runs. Some will, no doubt, trot out the by now familiar choker’s tag, but the facts presented by Majola make for impressive reading. After a record number of wins in succession, the law of averages was against the Proteas. While the Proteas have enjoyed a sustained run of success in all forms of the game in recent times, one area in which they have trailed is in the toss – one wonders just how much more successful they could have been with luck at the spin of the coin – and so it proved on Thursday as Pakistan’s Younis Khan won the toss and elected to bat. The impact of an individualIn the 20 overs per side game, individuals have a far greater opportunity to swing the result of a match than in 50 overs a side matches or test matches; the effects of strong individual efforts are dissipated the longer a contest lasts. Unfortunately for South Africa, Afridi fired in their semi-final showdown, and his contribution proved to be the difference between the sides. It looked, at one stage, as if Pakistan might reach 170, but excellent bowling at the death by Dale Steyn and Wayne Parnell halted their momentum. Despite yet another disappointing exit from a big International Cricket Council event, a look at the bigger picture reveals that it was a very good tournament for South Africa, and it underlined the fact that the Proteas have become the best all-round team in the game in all forms of cricket. Kallis, who was controversially left out of the South African team for the inaugural World Twenty20 two years ago, proved his worth by leading all run scorers in the tournament, totalling 238. He also achieved the highest average – 59.50 – for those players who scored at least 100 runs. South African replySouth Africa, in their reply, managed 142 for 5 in their 20 overs. Jacques Kallis top scored with 64 off 54 deliveries, while JP Duminy finished unbeaten on 44 off 39 balls, but there was little other support. Among the bowlers, Roelof van der Merwe picked up 10 wickets, tied with Shahid Afridi and Ajantha Mendis, and trailing only Lasith Malinga on 11 and Umar Gul and Saeed Ajmal on 12. The emergence of Parnell was particularly significant. The 19-year-old, in his first major tournament, showed that he has what it takes to make a lasting impact on the game. Displaying the temperament of a veteran, he was superb opening the innings with the new ball and just as good finishing an innings.last_img read more

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Pick n Pay to up stake in Zim retailer

first_img“TM will utilise this $13-million investment to update and refurbish existing stores, and the public will notice changes in TM’s supermarkets in the coming months,” it said. “In time there will be the establishment of a number of franchise operations which will create employment opportunities.” 13 December 2011 The country is now using the US dollar and regional currencies such as the South African rand. Zimbabwe’s economy has stabilised over the last two years after Mugabe and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai formed a coalition government, discarding the local dollar left worthless by inflation which ran into multiples of billions. The company said the TM brand will be retained, “though certain strategic stores will be re-branded Pick ‘n Pay.” South Africa’s Pick’n Pay Retailers will invest US$13-million in Zimbabwe’s Thomas Meikles (TM) stores, raising its stake in the supermarket chain from 25 to 49 percent, TM announced on Friday. Sapa The investment marks a vote of confidence in Zimbabwe by a key South African firm, as other companies in the continent’s economic powerhouse have searched for opportunities across the border. “This investment by Pick ‘n Pay has received the approvals from the Reserve Banks of Zimbabwe and South Africa,” as well as other relevant authorities, TM said in a statement to shareholders. TM said the investment was in line with new regulations imposed by President Robert Mugabe, limiting foreigners’ stakes in Zimbabwean firms to 49.0-percent. TM Supermarkets is part of the business empire established in 1910 by founder Thomas Meikles. The company has interests in hotels, property, ranching and investment.last_img read more

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An Introduction to Frugal Happy

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESGreen Design and PlanningEfficient Plumbing Supply LayoutsHot-Water Circulation Designing a Good Ventilation SystemRevisiting Ventilation House basicsThe house is a three-bedroom, two-bath 1,400-square-foot ranch with an attached, slab-on-grade garage (see image #2 below). The house was built in 1963 and sits on a 5,200-square-foot lot in a small city east of Pasadena. We would like to fix up the house to make it more comfortable, efficient, and pleasant. These upgrades would be not just for us, but also for the family that moves into the house after us. There has been deferred maintenance on a lot of the systems of the house, so it’s a good time to do some major upgrades since the equipment is due for replacement anyway.Both to keep costs low and to seize a huge learning opportunity, I intend to in-source as much of work as possible (that is, do it myself or along with some help), all while not sacrificing quality or safety. Inevitably, some things will need to be sacrificed: likely money and (especially) time.I’m trained as an architect and have been working as a building science researcher for the last five years, so I do have a fair amount of technical knowledge and skills. But even so, this project is by far the largest and most extensive one I’ve undertaken. It’s intimidating and, frankly, scary. But that’s how we learn and grow, I guess, by undertaking ambitious projects that make us uncomfortable… right?After thinking through the priorities for the home renovation project, it came time to begin getting more specific on what we want to do to the house. To make the project feel more manageable, I tried thinking about the different systems of the house separately. I’m all too aware that each system affects the others, but it’s just too much to attempt to think about the entire house all at once, at least at the outset. So instead I would begin addressing each system and then later attempt to put them together and reconcile/optimize inter-relationships.Building envelopeThe “building envelope” is the technical term for the boundary that separates the inside of the house from the outside. Ideally it’s continuous and robust, but usually… it’s not. The building envelope does two main things: 1) it forms an air barrier to keep the inside air in and the outside air out and 2) it insulates the inside from the outside to keep the house warm in the winter and cool in the summer. There’s lots more to say about the building envelope, but this is not the place.As for our house, currently only the ceiling is insulated; the walls and subfloor are not. None of the house has been air sealed, particularly. It’s pretty drafty. There’s a test to measure just how drafty it is, and after you have that number you can use it both to measure your progress in air-sealing the house and to compare it to other houses. We’ll talk more about this test later.I’d like to get the ceiling and walls insulated to levels similar to those required in new California homes. I’m ambivalent about insulating the subfloor in this climate. The crawl space provides free cooling in the summer and isn’t much of a liability in winter. Also in LA, we don’t really have winter, we have “winter.” So right now I’m leaning towards not insulating the subfloor, but my position may evolve (as the politicians say). I’d like to get the house’s air leakage rate down to around the upper limit allowed in new California homes. What that number is and how to go about achieving it may be a subject for a later post.Ventilation and indoor air qualityQuick primer: There are two main types of ventilation in residential buildings: local exhaust ventilation and general (a.k.a. “whole-home”) ventilation. Local exhaust ventilation removes pollutants being generated from specific sources in the house. Rooms in the house that commonly need local exhaust are bathrooms, the laundry room, and the kitchen.Also, the whole home needs to get adequate fresh air. If the building envelope is tight, there’s not much (presumably fresh) outdoor air getting in, so there should be some kind of whole-home mechanical ventilation system. In addition to ventilation, any combustion appliances in the home (gas furnace, gas water heater, gas…anything, fireplaces, etc.) also need their own dedicated means of getting combustion air into and combustion pollutants out of the house.Our house needs local exhaust ventilation in each of the two bathrooms and in the kitchen. It may or may not need whole-home ventilation, depending on how tight I can (or choose to) make the building envelope. As for combustion appliances, our plan is to eliminate them entirely.Although the bathrooms now have ventilation fans, the vent pipes end in the attic. Exhaust air is not vented directly to the outside.Until 2014, the bathrooms in this house had no exhaust fans at all. There aren’t too many U.S. climates where you can get away with that, but Southern California is one of them. A couple years ago bath fans were added, but they were installed to exhaust into the attic, albeit with the ducting pointed in the general direction of a gable vent and a rafter bay vent, respectively (see image at left).Venting bathroom fans into the attic instead of to outside is a bad idea. (The building code agrees.) You’re spitting warm, moist air into a semi-enclosed area. If it’s the winter the moist air will cool down enough that the water vapor becomes liquid water, and that liquid water will condense on whatever surfaces you’ve got up there. Insulation, wood, whatever.And organic matter plus moisture equals mold and rot. Think mold spores in your attic getting into your HVAC system and getting distributed throughout the house. Think rafters and ceiling joists quietly rotting away, jeopardizing the structural integrity of the house. It’s bad news. Again, because of our warm, dry climate, we get a bit of a free pass. But still.These bath fans need to be vented directly to outside. I’ll probably do that using wall caps on the gable wall. In the kitchen, there’s a range hood that’s ducted out through the roof. It seems to work well enough, but could be a little more quiet.This is by no means a complete list of the ventilation and IAQ concerns and measures associated with our house, but it’s a decent start and will do for now.Domestic hot waterCurrently there’s a 40-gallon, 60% efficient natural gas water heater in the garage at one end of the house, and both bathrooms at the other. To get hot water in the bathrooms requires flushing out all the cold water sitting in the hot water line. This is roughly 3 gallons of water! In the desert! During a drought! There’s a lot of room for improvement. (See Image #3 below.)Eventually we want to change the system itself to be more efficient, but in the meantime we resorted to some behavioral stopgap measures to at least reduce the wasted water somewhat. We began not using hot water in the bathrooms except for showers. And for showers we put a 5-gallon bucket under the faucet to collect the cold-water-in-the-hot-water-line and use it to water plants.The plan is to switch out the natural gas water heater with an electric heat-pump water heater and to put an on-demand recirculating pump in the farthestmost bathroom. Heat pump water heaters can be 300% (!) efficient and the “recirc” pump will eliminate water wasted while waiting for hot water. These will both run off of electricity generated by solar electric (photovoltaic) panels installed on our roof. We actually already got the solar panels installed and I installed the recirc pump about a month ago. They both work great! These were two relatively straightforward projects that 1) could have an immediate impact, 2) don’t impede other projects and 3) can be done relatively quickly. So, we just went ahead and did them “out of order.”Space conditioningThe house currently has a central forced-air heating and cooling system. There’s a 3.5-ton air conditioner and a 75,000 Btu/hour natural gas furnace, both installed in the mid-1990s and controlled by a non-programmable thermostat. We haven’t used either system since moving in.The plan is to remove both systems and all the ducting and install a two-zone minisplit heat pump. There might need to be a short run of ducting for the head unit on the south end of the house to condition the three bedrooms. But if there is any ducting, it will be low pressure loss and located inside the building envelope.ElectricalCurrently the electrical system is slightly undersized and outdated from a safety standpoint. The 100-amp service panel is original (i.e., 50+ years old) and is made by a company called Zinsco. Some Zinsco electrical service panels are known to have serious and dangerous design flaws that can prevent the system from automatically shutting off when too much power is being drawn. The company went out of business a few decades back. I don’t know if our panel is one of the flawed ones, but I don’t want to take any chances. Also, none of our electrical outlets are grounded.Our plan was to replace the service panel with a 200-amp one when the solar panels are installed and then to rewire the house with grounded 3-wire cable. We’ll also need to install dedicated 240-volt circuits for the induction range in the kitchen and the heat-pump water heater in the garage. We want to eliminate natural gas appliances from the house and run everything off of the electricity generated by the solar panels. When the solar panels were installed, the contractors also installed a new 200-amp service panel. So that part’s done.Up nextSo that’s an overview of the systems we plan do work on. It feels like kind of a lot. But I think (hope) I’m up for it. Other topics to be considered are budgeting and sequencing the project, permitting, what we might do ourselves and what we will contract out. And how long all this stuff might actually take to get done. Also down the road it might be worth discussing each of these systems for fellow building science energy nerds who are keen on the technical stuff, as well as something about how all these bits work together as a system. Or at least how I hope they’ll work. Editor’s Note: This post is the first in a series by Chris Stratton and Wen Lee, a husband-and-wife team living in the Los Angeles area who are turning their suburban house into an all-electric, zero-net energy home. They chronicle their attempts at a low-carbon, low-cost, and joyful lifestyle on their blog Frugal Happy. This post was written by Chris.We just moved into a new place.We are in the process of learning how to live in a new home, a new city. My wife wanted to move back to her hometown in Southern California to live near her family. She proposed that we leave the Bay Area for a year or so and live in the house she grew up in. I would finally have a house to fix up, something I’ve wanted for a while. So I agreed and now, about a year after making that agreement, here we are.We knew from the outset that moving to the LA area would be challenging. We are both passionate about environmental issues, particularly climate change. A lot of the challenges that we’ve encountered are related to our environmental values.last_img read more

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Beermen, Painters try to bolster Q’Final bid

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Beermen take on Phoenix Fuel at 7 p.m., right after the 4:15 p.m. duel between the Painters and the Alaska Aces.San Miguel coach Leo Austria got first-hand experience how it is paying against a team with nothing to lose when the Beermen needed a big finish and a huge game from June Mar Fajardo to subdue KIA Picanto, 118-112, in what he aptly described as “an ugly win.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“It is a wake-up call for us,” said Austria who is hoping to bring to the illustrious franchise its second Grand Slam.Rain or Shine will also guard against complacency when it battles Alaska. ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim LATEST STORIES Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups 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 Grand Slam-seeking San Miguel Beer and Rain or Shine will shoot for wins on Wednesday that would push them closer to a twice-to-beat bonus in the quarterfinals of the PBA Governors’ Cup.And it’s not much of an advantage that the Beermen and the Elasto Painters will be facing teams that have scraped the bottom of the barrel. In fact, it could work against the two squads in the doubleheader at Ynares Sports Center in Antipolo City.ADVERTISEMENT “Alaska is not a team you can relax against,” said RoS coach Caloy Garcia referring to the Aces. “We have to come out with the mentality of wanting to win rather than just playing the game.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH fighters bag 2 golds Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View commentslast_img read more

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a month agoBurnley boss Dyche open to rotating squad for Norwich

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Burnley boss Dyche open to rotating squad for Norwichby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley boss Sean Dyche will likely rotate his squad for Saturday’s clash with Norwich City at Turf Moor.Substitute Jeff Hendrick popped up to score a stoppage-time equaliser against Brighton on Saturday.Matej Vydra and Jay Rodriguez also impressed off the bench, and Dyche says he might give his fringe players a chance when the Canaries come to town.”All three of them affected the game so I was pleased with that,” the Burnley boss said.”I’ve told them there will be certain players (rotated), obviously defenders it doesn’t change as much, but you have to keep everyone involved.”I think that’s the important thing here, we’ve always worked on a group mentality, so I want to keep everyone’s mind on it.” last_img read more

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Paul Finebaum Thinks Chip Kelly, Kevin Sumlin Will Be USC’s 2 Leading Candidates

first_imgpaul finebaum talks on tv.paul finebaumESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum usually sticks to covering the SEC, but given the turmoil out in Los Angeles this week, he’s broadening his horizons. Tuesday, he commented on USC’s heading coaching situation. He thinks there are two “leading candidates” for the job.Finebaum said that former Oregon coach Chip Kelly, who is now with the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL, is one. The other is current Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin. He joined ESPN’s Mike & Mike this morning:On @MikeAndMike, @finebaum just said he believes the two leading candidates for the USC HC job will be Chip Kelly and Kevin Sumlin.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 13, 2015Finebaum expanded on Philadelphia radio station 97.5 Middays later on:On NOW: @finebaum with @975Middays to discuss his claim that Chip is a leading candidate for the USC head coach job.— 975TheFanatic (@975TheFanatic) October 13, 2015Finebaum: Chip Kelly will be high on USC’s list. He may not want the job, but USC is the Pac 10 & has talent, so it may entice him.— 975TheFanatic (@975TheFanatic) October 13, 2015Finebaum on dealing w/ boosters: USC isn’t a job like Alabama. LA is LA. You may have to do lunch w/ Spielberg once in a while but that’s it— 975TheFanatic (@975TheFanatic) October 13, 2015Finebaum: To me it all comes down to what makes Chip Kelly tick. I don’t know what interests him (but USC seems like a fit).— 975TheFanatic (@975TheFanatic) October 13, 2015Finebaum: Chip is the Jon Gruden of five years ago; he is the most coveted coach by colleges.— 975TheFanatic (@975TheFanatic) October 13, 2015Regarding Kelly, we’re obviously a few steps from it even being a possibility. Kelly would have to either coach his way out of his job with the Eagles or make the decision that he wants to return to the college ranks. As for Sumlin, given the momentum the Aggies have right now, it’s hard to see him jumping ship for a job that’s been very unstable recently.That being said, USC is still one of the most desirable jobs in college football. It’ll be interesting to see if Finebaum winds up being right.last_img read more

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Airdrie rejects straight pride flag

first_imgWith files from CityNews AIRDRIE – After the city hosted its first pride celebration last month, Airdrie city council has unanimously rejected a request to fly a straight pride flag above city hall.The request came from Larry Boland, who represents the group “It’s Great to Be Straight.”In an email to council, Boland was asking the city to officially recognize the group on Aug. 12.Councillor Tina Petrow gave an emotional response to the group’s request.“I have never had a friend of mine and I’m sure that nobody else has, that has been beaten up, murdered, refused entry to a building, event, bus, been refused a job or felt scared to leave their home simply because they were straight,” Petrow said, trying to hold back tears.Petrow said the straight pride flag is not inclusive and doesn’t represent everyone.“The flag that has been brought forward today and the concept is … solely to exclude one section of our population,” Petrow said. “Where the pride flag does the exact opposite.”Councillor Al Jones said the group seems to be based on another in Boston, which plans to hold a straight pride parade in late August.“I cannot find … anywhere in Canada where this organization is recognized,” Jones said.Council voted to receive the letter as correspondence but did not act on the request to fly the flag.last_img read more

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