Womens soccer team falls short of first Big Ten title

After a 1-0 loss to Michigan State Friday, the Ohio State women’s soccer team will not win the program’s first regular season Big Ten championship. The Buckeyes entered the game hoping to clinch a share of the conference title with a victory, but their loss, coupled with Penn State’s 2-0 win Sunday, leaves them second in the league at season’s end. The Nittany Lions earned their 12th consecutive conference title and an automatic bid into the NCAA tournament. The Buckeyes, now 14-3-2 overall, should still receive an at-large bid, but might have lost any chance to play a home game to begin the tournament. The official brackets will be released during the NCAA Women’s Soccer Selection Show, which airs today at 8 p.m. on ESPNEWS. read more

High surf advisory until Saturday at 8 pm

High surf advisory until Saturday at 8 pm

first_img Ed Lenderman, Posted: November 30, 2018 Updated: 5:39 PM November 30, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwittercenter_img Ed Lenderman 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsOCEAN BEACH (KUSI)- A little bit of everything, make that a lot of everything, on the coast: rain squalls, amid brief sunshine, gale-force winds and the constant of a pounding surf- and the pounding included the underside of the Ocean Beach Pier.Amid a high surf advisory– it lasts until Saturday night, and waves roiling the pier and then starting to break outside of it– lifeguards closed the pier just before 8 a-m.By the way the surf advisory was accompanied by a county health warning: No one should go into the water for 72 hours because of the high bacteria levels from urban runoff that accompany a big storm.There weren’t any surfers in the water anyway– no form in this white water. High surf advisory until Saturday at 8 p.m.last_img read more

Fire in North County strip mall one firefighter injured

Fire in North County strip mall one firefighter injured

first_img KUSI Newsroom Posted: August 28, 2019 August 28, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Fire in North County strip mall, one firefighter injured KUSI Newsroom, SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Firefighters are responding to a fire at a North County strip mall.Crews responded to the strip mall at 945 W. Valley Parkway just before 3:20 p.m., according to the Escondido Fire Department.One firefighter was injured when the roof fell and was hospitalized. The extent of his/her injuries is unknown.When crews first arrived a dry cleaning business at the end of the strip mall was on fire and the flames had spread to a neighboring business.It’s not clear how the fire started. Firefighters said there is a gun and ammo store located at the mall, but weren’t sure if it was the source of the blaze.last_img read more

PHOTOS WilmingtonTewksbury Chamber Of Commerce Welcomes Partners In Rehab PT To Wilmington

PHOTOS WilmingtonTewksbury Chamber Of Commerce Welcomes Partners In Rehab PT To Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — State Rep. Dave Robertson and Mary Ann Nay from Senator Bruce Tarr’s office joined Wilmington/Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce Directors & Members on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at a ribbon cutting ceremony to welcome Partners In Rehab PT to the Wilmington Business Community.Owner Joseph D’Angelo and Director of Physical Therapy Kristin Pallis were eager to welcome us to their newest location at 50 Concord Street in Wilmington.(NOTE: The above information and photos are from the Wilmington-Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington-Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce Gives ‘Welcome Bags’ To New ResidentsIn “Business”15th Annual Wilmington Half Marathon Set For September 29In “Community”Wilmington Residents Invited To Opening Of Tewksbury Splash Pad On June 21In “Community”last_img read more

Bangladeshi sentenced for life for trafficking girl to Dubai

Bangladeshi sentenced for life for trafficking girl to Dubai

first_imgBangladeshi is sentenced for life term for trafficking girl to DubaiA Dubai court sentenced a Bangladesh national to life in jail for ‘trafficking a teenage girl to Dubai of United Arab Emirates (UAE) and raped her, said Gulf News.The Dubai-based media outlet also said the man will be deported soon as Dubai Court of First Instance gave the verdict on the matter following a hearing on Sunday.It added that the 17-year-old girl, who was allegedly forced to work in a brothel for seven months to support her family, was rescued by Dubai police in September 2018.In an official statement, the victim said she was ‘initiated into prostitution’ in a flat at Al Ghusais area of Dubai, the report added.The Bangladeshi girl, according to the report, arrived in the UAE in February last year on a visit visa.The report also said the 44-year-old man raped the girl before putting her in a brothel with the promise of sending Dh 1,500 per month to her mother and sisters in their home country.On information in September 2018, the Dubai Police arrested the Bangladeshi and rescued the girl from the flat, it added.The alleged trafficker was charged for trafficking a minor girl, forcing her into prostitution and running a brothel.last_img read more

City may be looking at cab crisis for 2 days

City may be looking at cab crisis for 2 days

first_imgKolkata: Revellers in the city may be looking at an acute shortage of Ola and Uber cabs in the next two days, as over 5,000 vehicles are slated to be taken off the road. In a statement on Monday, the West Bengal Online Cab Operators Guild claimed that their delegation had visited the office of Uber in Salt Lake, to address multiple issues. The cab drivers are not getting the same rate of fare as regular AC cabs and are also getting their driver IDs blocked over small issues. When they tried to put their agenda forth, they were allegedly heckled out of Uber’s office, which offended the drivers. As a result, they decided to boycott duty until Wednesday. However, Madan Mitra, president of the guild, has urged them to consider the problems people would face in the festive rush.last_img read more

WB CM Mamata Banerjee hails IAF for air strikes on Pak

WB CM Mamata Banerjee hails IAF for air strikes on Pak

first_imgKolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday hailed the Indian Air Force (IAF) for carrying out air strikes in Pakistan. “IAF also means India’s Amazing Fighters. Jai Hind,” Banerjee tweeted. India carried ou t air strikes inside Pakistan early Tuesday and targeted terror camps, official sources said. Several fighter jets of the Indian Air Force successfully destroyed camps belonging to Pakistan-basedterror outfits in Balakot in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, they said.last_img read more

Telia and Discovery have agreed a new carriage dea

Telia and Discovery have agreed a new carriage dea

first_imgTelia and Discovery have agreed a new carriage deal, after the Swedish operator briefly dropped the latter’s channels last week.In a statement issued Friday, Telia said that Discovery’s channels would be back up in time for that evening’s football World Cup qualifying match between Sweden and France.“It is sad that our customers got caught, but now we have an agreement with Discovery that means that we enhance our TV service, and our customers can continue to watch TV when they want, how they want and where they want,” said Jonas Hasselberg head of Telia’s consumer business.last_img read more

In This Issue…   April surplus   Dollar tops

first_imgIn This Issue… *  April surplus *  Dollar tops all *  Aussie falls below parity *  Will the yen remain weaker than 100 And, Now, Today’s Pfennig For Your Thoughts! The dollar kept going and going… Good day…and welcome to Monday morning. I’ll be taking you through the first half of the week while speaking engagements take both Chuck and Chris out of town. It was a busy weekend so it was a little tough to get the wheels spinning for me this morning, but what at first looked to be a washout actually turned into chamber of commerce type of weather. Well, there is plenty to talk about so let’s jump right in. The dollar buying that Chuck was talking about on Friday remained in place all day long and left no stone unturned. The stock market was just about the only thing to turn in a positive return as every major currency went into the weekend underwater. The more people that I speak with, the more I hear about how they are going all in on the equity market. I certainly understand the temptation since it has been doing well and its pretty much the only thing everyone is talking about on tv, but in my opinion, this type of scenario can be telling. I usually keep an attentive head when the one way street mentality begins to boil over. Chuck sent me some words, so let’s take a look. OK…I’ve been talking a lot recently about how it seems we just have this axe to grind to revisit the problems of the financial meltdown…So there I was on Friday, reading stuff, and I came across this story in the WSJ, titled: Investors Rediscovering Margin Debt…and it goes like this: “driven by a combination of rising stock values and rock bottom interest rates, margin debt is increasing.” It goes on to say…”Small investors are borrowing against their portfolios at a rapid clip.” So…did I ever tell you about my time, many years ago, as the head of the margin dept at Stifel Nicolaus? Oh, I remember those days like they happened just a few years ago. I remember having to call people and tell them they either need to fund their account immediately, or have the account liquidated, which would have resulted in huge losses, and a negative balance on their account. Those same calls had to be made in 2007 & 2008, folks, as stock prices crashed…And when the house of cards that is the stock market right now, collapses, it will be déjà vu all over again…And these people can’t look to the Gov’t to bail them out…Oh, they’ll be looking, but no bailout will follow…I’m reminded of a song by Jethro Tull…the lyrics go like this: We’ll go walking out. While others shout of war’s disaster. Oh, we won’t give in, Let’s go living in the past. Now…back to Mike! Thank again Chuck. This is where diversification and not keeping all or most of your eggs in one basket comes into play. Moving on to US economic data, Friday brought us only one report with the April monthly budget statement. As expected, we saw the largest surplus since April 2008 as the tax payments came rolling in. As Chuck pointed out on Friday, this isn’t going to be the start of a new trend so there’s no need to spend much time on this. It is, however, going to be a busy one in the data department as our plate will be full for most of the week. While the sheer number of reports are limited today, we do have one that packs a punch with the April retail sales numbers. If you recall, the March results were disappointing as they fell 0.4% and was the biggest drop in nine months. The April figures aren’t expected to show much in the way of improvement as the headline figure is forecast to fall 0.4%. McDonalds drops angus burger from menu as customers favor dollar menu was a headline from Bloomberg that really caught my attention. While there are several other reasons for the decision, I thought it played well with the idea that consumers are still strapped even though stocks are flying high and home prices continue to rise. As we progress through the week, we’ll get a plethora of April data that includes inflation reports, regional manufacturing, and leading indicators. In taking a glance over the various reports, the experts are calling for them to be a non-event as most are expected to match previous results. The housing numbers are expected to be a mixed bag as starts should show a moderation and permits to be higher. If expectations are correct, we shouldn’t see too much that would rock the boat. As I mentioned earlier, it was another rough day for the currency market on Friday as every currency we follow, including the Chinese renminbi, finished the day in negative territory. The dollar buying came to a crescendo late in the morning and ended the day in the same neighborhood as what Chuck posted in the currency roundup. Commodities got pounded as well but silver actually made a last minute run and turned in a 14 cent increase as I headed home for the weekend. At one point, silver was down $0.50 and knocking on the door of the $22 handle, but it was nice to see it buck the trend. The Norwegian krone was the best performing major currency with a 0.25% loss on the day as the higher inflation report poured water over those calling for an imminent interest rate cut. The New Zealand dollar finished at the bottom of the barrel by losing over 1% as the central bank’s intervention efforts paid off, at least for now. The rest of the currencies finished the day with between 0.50% and 1% losses, so not exactly a good way to end the week. Unless we see retail sales disappoint by a significant margin, there isn’t much today that would turn the positive market sentiment about the US economy. The Mexican peso fell nearly 1% as March industrial production decreased 4.9% and marked the biggest decline since 2009. The disappointing report fueled the fire for those in the rate cut camp, so traders were getting anxious and bailed on the day. Mexico usually isn’t a destination for core investment funds, so a strong yield differential is needed in order to attract that hot money. I thought the bigger story wasn’t about yield, but instead, the destination of most Mexican exports. That’s right, the US buys about 80% of Mexican output so to me, this is just another indication the US economy may not be hitting on as many cylinders that some claim. I know this is old data, but its consistent with the slower March numbers in the US. The Australian dollar did end up falling below parity for the first time in more than 10 months, but was trading just over $1.00 when I was packing by stuff to go home on Friday. The rate cut last week didn’t help matters, but the central bank’s reduction of both the inflation and growth outlook for the remainder of the year was the main culprit. The RBA said the outlook for non-mining business investment remains relatively weak over the next few months. They went on to say an approaching peak in resource investment, the high level of the Aussie, and ongoing fiscal consolidation are all likely to weigh on growth over the next year or so, while at the same time, the low level of interest rates are helping to support demand. Australia still has a two speed economy as the mining regions show continued expansion while the manufacturers remain hampered by a strong currency. The central bank will also need to keep an eye on the housing market since prices have been on the rise, so any additional rate cuts will need to be studied carefully in order to avoid unintended consequences. The Canadian dollar finished on the lower end of the Friday losses as Canadian employment, as expected, increased by 12,500. The rise was marked by the largest rise in manufacturing over the past 11 months, but a look under the hood suggests that things are still a little soft. Private companies cut about 20k jobs while govt hiring increased by 13,200, so most economists had a muted response. The Canadian finance minister was interviewed last week and when he was asked about exporters concern of the loonie, he said that most anticipated the currency around par and have based their business plans around that. I saw another headline on Bloomberg that actually made me laugh out loud. It was titled Kuroda says BOJ easing isn’t aimed at manipulating rate of yen and it basically said this policy maker thinks the yen is weakening on the back of the US recovery story and not a direct result from the Bank of Japan’s actions. That’s like saying pushing your gas pedal to the floor won’t make your car go 100 mph. Anyway, the yen did fall past the 101 handle for the first time since April 2009 and Deutsche Bank seems to think the currency will stay on this side of 100 going forward. In looking at a couple more currencies, the Swiss franc and South African rand finished toward the bottom of the pile. There really wasn’t anything new from the Swiss, so it was a direct result of a stronger dollar. A Swiss policy maker was interviewed last weekend and said the cap remains essential and a change of course in the short term was highly unlikely. The rand was not only impacted by the fall in commodity prices, but also from their ongoing labor issues. There was yet another group of miners threatening to strike so just another example of instability. Not only that, but rumors are circulating that the central bank could soon cut rates again. As I came in this morning, the dollar has retained its strengthening bias with both gold and silver down over 1%. In fact, gold is having its worst yearly start since 1982 as investors continue bailing on exchange traded products. At the same time, I saw a report that citizens in India, which represents the world’s largest consumer, are lining up to buy gold at cheaper levels. Gold imports are expected to rise 47% in the second quarter compared to last year as lower prices entice more buyers. Other than that, we’re just waiting for retail sales to come out in just a bit. Then there was this…The Bond King himself, Bill Gross, said the bull market for bonds has probably ended as yields have reached a low and prices peaked. He’s quoted as saying that you need to look at an amalgamation of Treasuries, mortgages, as well as corporate and not just Treasuries. He went on to say measures on that basis, 4/29/2013 has been the price high and yield low up to this point. I thought he summed the overall picture nicely as he said current policies come with cost, even as they magically float asset prices higher. Negative real interest rates, inflation, currency devaluation, capital controls, and outright defaults are among the costs or haircuts from global central banks’ unprecedented monetary stimulus. To recap…The dollar buying bias remained intact all day long and the equity market was just about the only thing in positive territory on Friday. The April monthly budget came in at the largest surplus in 5 years as tax receipts were making their annual flight. There will be plenty of economic data to look at this week starting with retail sales this morning. There was not a single currency in positive territory on Friday and commodities got smacked around as well. The yen traded into the 101 handle and the Australian dollar fell below parity for the first time in 10 months. Currencies today 5/13/13. American Style: A$ $.9976, kiwi .8291, C$ .9892, euro 1.2984, sterling 1.5372, Swiss $1.0466,  European Style: rand 9.1106, krone 5.8041, SEK 6.5962, forint 226.27, zloty 3.1996, koruna 19.8735, RUB 31.31, yen 101.58, sing 1.2398, HKD 7.7614, INR 54.76, China 6.2072, pesos 12.1117, BRL 2.0204, Dollar Index 83.13, Oil $95.17, 10-year 1.89%, Silver $23.68, and Gold $1,431.82 That’s it for today…Hopefully you were able to enjoy the weekend and wish that mother in your life a happy Mother’s Day. The weekend was filled with work and running around so there wasn’t much relaxing going on but I was able to see the Cards beat the Rockies on Friday night. Unfortunately, our St. Louis Blues got knocked out of the playoffs on Friday night as well, so my playoff beard is no more. I still can’t believe Memorial Day is right around the corner since it seems like yesterday we were doing the countdown to 2013. It’s shaping up to be a busy week as we have some visitors to the office and a short desk. So on that note, it’s time to get Monday morning started. Until tomorrow, Have a Great Day! Mike Meyer Assistant Vice President EverBank World Markets 1-800-926-4922 1-314-647-3837last_img read more

Gehlot seeks review of poll code in public interest

first_imgpolitics Published on COMMENT June 21, 2019 Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot   –  PTI Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday demanded that the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) be reviewed keeping in view public interest and welfare.“It becomes difficult for any elected government to work due to prohibition on even small work when the MCC is in effect. It should be reviewed in view of public interest and welfare,” Gehlot wrote in a letter to Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora.‘Obstruction to duties’Gehlot, in the letter, expressed the need to minimise the duration for which the poll code is effected and sought a review of its various provisions. He said the implementation of code of conduct for a long time obstructs States in discharging their constitutional obligations, causing policy paralysis. The Model Code of Conduct remained effective in the country for 78 days during the Lok Sabha elections and the government work stopped — which led to problems for the public. Conducting elections for such a long duration has “raised question mark on Election Commission’s motive and its credibility” as it did formality in the case of violation of MCC in several cases, the Chief Minister said in the letter. center_img SHARE SHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENTS Rajasthanlast_img read more

Can an entrepreneur ever retire

first_img Tags / Keywords: Corporate News 22h ago Leave PLUS alone! My wife and I have to start planning for our own journey, the last innings so to speak as our children chart their own course in life. But first, I have to unravel all my commitments in my “traditional” businesses and I reckon it will take me at least a year to restructure my business interests and leave my children with just an investment holding company to worry about when I am gone.Closing a company is not easy. It is easier to close a wholly-owned company than a joint-venture company with partner shareholders. More so if it is an ongoing concern. Divestment in property-related companies is easier as you either sell the properties or complete the development project which signals the end of the partnership. There is a definite timeline to such divestment.Divestment from a listed company is much easier as the shares are publicly traded but divestment from a private limited company with an ongoing business concern is more difficult as your partners worry about the sustainability of the business without your presence.Private equity investments only happen when the entrepreneurs stay invested (smaller stake) and continue to manage the company. This investment business model has worked out well hence more funds have been invested into private equity worldwide. Generally, entrepreneurs dislike running businesses based on numbers and forecasts as required by private equity partners but I guess the end results will help mitigate the entrepreneur’s unhappiness of losing control of the company that he has built. My advice to entrepreneurs who decide to sell a majority control of your company – be very sure that you want to exit this business completely in five years time. No regrets will be entertained. It does help if you have decided not to leave the business to your children and you are not the sentimental type.With so much disruption happening so fast, we are witnessing a record number of companies closing down. Big and small, they stand no chance of survival if disruptive forces attack their established business model in their industry. Most of the time they see disruption coming but they could not predict the speed nor the breadth of the attack. Futile efforts are made to adapt existing distribution channels with new channels but in some industries, that particular business model does not work anymore. Like publishing magazines and newsprint business, advertisers have disappeared in big numbers and not all advertising budget have gone to digital mediums either. Just a fraction.Fast-moving consumer goods companies reduce their total advertising spent and divert the dollars to supporting price wars at retailers who is under attack by e-commerce. This vicious price war reduces margins for all but it does benefit consumers. With a smaller value chain, middleman will be the first to go. Manufacturers will be forced to go directly to the market place. Due to worldwide excess production capacity, manufacturers who do not adapt fast enough to new distribution channels and consumer preferences will be the next wave of companies to close down. From this disruption, we will see the emergence of brand savvy manufacturers, who work directly with retailers and e-commerce partners, crunching consumer data and producing in exact quantities as to what consumers need. Hopefully the problem of excess unsold stocks currently sitting in shops, warehouses and the logistic chain will be reduced substantially. So my children’s decision to avoid participating in my “traditional” businesses does make sense as it will take a lot of hard work to re-invent its current business model. I was foolish enough to invest in manufacturing concerns as I thought that the future will still be in the hands of production capabilities but not knowing that manufacturers now have to absorb the middleman role as well. Gets more complicated but doable.However, I am getting old and just the thought of the massive tasks ahead can make me feel tired. I guess it is time to call it a day as an entrepreneur. No more new business ventures and no more predicting the future. Just need to tidy up the loose ends, complete some projects, close some companies and reshuffle the few pieces of investments. By the end of next year ( if I am still alive ), I will be twiddling my thumb every morning, planning my daily empty schedule and hoping to hold my first grandchild. I know predicting the future is difficult but without hope, there is no reason to live … especially for an entrepreneur. The views expressed here are solely the opinion of the writer. On Your Own , Tan Thiam Hock {{category}} {{time}} {{title}} Comics 20h ago Kee’s World – July 13, 2019 – Star2.comcenter_img EVERY journey in life comes with continuous uncertainty. It is just so difficult to predict the future. Whether in bringing up your children or starting a business, one can only plan with hope that everything will turn out well. As parents or entrepreneurs, we can only worry that we have made the right decisions and let events unfold as we travel through the twist and turns of an uneven road fraught with potholes.Recently, my daughter who is the baby of the family, joined the working class of the corporate world, preferring the consulting business rather than joining the family business. Her two elder brothers have also ventured into the “sexy” modern world of insure tech and private equity. They have absolutely no interest in my ‘traditional’ businesses of manufacturing, trading and distribution and property development.Every parent shoulders great responsibility in bringing up their children, hoping to provide the best education possible and hoping that they will turn out well as a responsible productive citizen and a humble, good human being. To a certain extent, in this context, I am relieved that my responsibility as a father has ended. They are literally on their own now. Business News 22h ago Average natural gas tariff to rise 5.3% Related News Related Newslast_img read more