15 days agoLiverpool boss Klopp: I would think about Germany job

first_imgLiverpool boss Klopp: I would think about Germany jobby Paul Vegas15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admits he would think about the Germany job if approached.Klopp has been mooted as a top target for the German FA to replace Joachim Low, when the World Cup winner’s contract ends in 2022. Klopp’s deal at Anfield also expires that summer, and the Liverpool boss has yet to ink an extension – despite Kop chiefs being keen.Asked about the possibility, he told Magenta TV: “I really can not say. I do not know if I would like to.”Now, as of today, I do not feel like it. Stand up now, I’m totally happy with what I do and that’s important in the whole story.”I also could not say one hundred percent if I was the right one [to replace Low].”If the question ever arises, I would think about it – but not now.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Video: Florida Kicker Eddy Pinerio Drills 62-Yarder During 1st Day On Campus

first_imgTwo Florida Gators helmets sitting on the field.KNOXVILLE, TN – SEPTEMBER 15: Florida Gators football helmets on the field before the game against the Tennessee Volunteers at Neyland Stadium on September 15, 2012 in Knoxville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Sommers II/Getty Images)Your kicker woes may be over pretty soon, Florida fans. This season, the Gators kickers really struggled, converting on 36-of-41 extra points and just 7-of-17 field goals. In steps junior college star Eddy Pineiro, who promises to take care of that important spot. During his first day on campus in Gainesville, Pineiro messed around and drilled a 62-yarder.62 yarder in my new home pic.twitter.com/CQ6nDQ6k3P— Odell Kickem Pineiro (@eddypineiro1) January 6, 2016Based on Twitter, Pineiro is having a pretty good first day overall.Finally moved in— Odell Kickem Pineiro (@eddypineiro1) January 3, 2016All the hard work paying finally got my locker pic.twitter.com/9iNQTSJ1Xs— Odell Kickem Pineiro (@eddypineiro1) January 5, 2016People sleep on the impact having a great kicker has, but expect this to be a very big deal for the Gators next season.last_img read more

Report suggests growing gap between greenhouse gas projections and promises

first_imgThat’s a 50 percent increase in 18 months.Keith Stewart of Greenpeace says that increase is likely coming from growing energy production.The information comes as the Liberal government continues to promise a new pipeline will be built to take bitumen from Alberta’s oilsands to ports in British Columbia. OTTAWA, O.N. — A recently released report by the federal government to the United Nations suggests the gap is growing between Canada’s greenhouse gas promises and the likely result of its policies.In 2016, Ottawa said its current and planned climate change policies would be 44 megatonnes short of meeting its promises under the Paris agreement.But in its last report to the UN, just recently made public, the federal government says that by 2030 Canada will be 66 megatonnes short of living up to its commitments.last_img read more

US Midwest refinery maintenance outages to weigh on Canadian oil prices

first_imgThe difference between benchmark oilsands blend Western Canadian Select and New York-traded West Texas Intermediate has widened to five-year highs of more than US$30 per barrel in the past week, closing Tuesday at US$31.50 per barrel.That’s more than double the typical discount, and also reflects ongoing export pipeline constraints.In a separate report, energy analysts at Haywood Securities Inc. point out that Canadian light oil is also facing higher-than-usual discounts to WTI and that situation is also expected to be aggravated due to lower demand from U.S. Midwest refineries. CALGARY, A.B. – A maintenance shutdown at the refinery that is the largest buyer of Canadian heavy oil in the United States is expected to extend and possibly worsen the price discounts on crude from north of the border.Analysts at AltaCorp Capital in Calgary say the planned turnaround at the 430,000-barrel-per-day BP Whiting refinery in Indiana – which buys about 250,000 bpd of heavy crude from Canada – will reduce demand over the next month and a half.They say the shutdown adds to a heavy schedule of refinery maintenance in the U.S. Midwest, with about 829,000 bpd of capacity expected to be unavailable through October, higher than 560,000 bpd in the same period of 2017 and 300,000 bpd the year before.last_img read more

PRRD releases new photos and LiDAR data of the Old Fort Landslides

first_imgAs of Wednesday, the movement of both the main slide and the west slide appeared to be slowing down according to the report released by the Regional District.  That, unfortunately, doesn’t mean the slides are finished moving.  The report goes onto say “landslides are unpredictable and there is potential for these slides to slip and/or speed up again. We will continue to monitor their progress daily, especially for any impact from the precipitation last night and today.”Geologists continue to monitor the slides with LiDAR data, and the team says they will refine their analysis and provide another update on the size and movement of the slide areas.The Peace River Regional District will host a meeting on Sunday only for residents of the Old Fort.Below are more pictures and LiDAR data released by the Regional District on October 12, 2018. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District has released photos and LiDAR data that shows the growth and size of the Old Fort landslides.The main slide that started on September 30, 2018, is now 25 ha. and is over 1.3 km in length as of October 10.  The slide is anywhere from 100 to 200 metres in width. The western slide that is located below the Fort St. John lookout is about 14 ha., and 450 metres in length and the Old Landslide Complex had previous movement on October 6 and 7 in the upper northwest corner near the gravel pit.Here is a video update from the PRRD.last_img read more

Railways booking counters to remain closed at most centres on Holi

first_imgNew Delhi: The passenger reservation counters (PRS) under Northern Railways will remain closed at majority locations during morning hours of March 21 on the occasion of Holi.According to Northern Railway, on the occasion of Holi festival, only skeleton services will be available from 8 am to 2 pm at PRS ticket counters at IRCA Reservation Complex New Delhi, Delhi Junction and Hazarat Nizamuddin. However, these locations will function as usual in the evening shift. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe PRS Counters at Sarojini Nagar, Lajpat Nagar, Okhla, Karkardooma, Delhi Shahadra, Adarsh Nagar, Kirti Nagar, Tughlakabad, Shakurbasti, Rohini, AIIMS, International Tourist Bureau, Ghaziabad, NOIDA, Subzimandi, Anand Vihar Terminal, , Sahibabad, Naya Ghaziabad, Gurgaon, Palam, Delhi Cantt., Delhi Sarai Rohilla, Faridabad, Ballabhgarh, Palwal, Narela, Sonipat, Panipat, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Kaithal, Jind, Mansa, Rohtak, Bahadurgarh, Nangaloi, Shamli, Muradnagar, Modi Nagar, Meerut Cantt., Meerut City, Muzaffarnagar, Khatauli, Darul Uloom Deoband, Baraut, Gohana, Pataudi Road, Jhajjar, Greater Noida,Noli, Mahem Town ,Saket Court, Dwarka Court , CAT, Shakurbasti, Samalkha, Gannaur, Shahabad Markanda,Jakhal, Tohana, Julana, Narwana and Chaudhry Charan Singh University ( MTC ) will remain closed in the Morning Shift (8 am to 2 pm). All these PRS olcations will function as usual in the Evening Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsShift. “The PRS counters at Parliament House, Press Club of India, Supreme Court, Delhi University, Jawaharlal Nehru University, IIT, Tis Hazari, High Court, Kashmiri Gate and Railway Board will remain closed for the whole day on Thursday,” said the press statement of Northern Railway. Current Reservation Counters at New Delhi (Paharganj and Ajmeri Gate side), Delhi Junction, Hazrat Nizamuddin, Anand Vihar Terminal, Meerut City and Delhi Sarai Rohilla Railway stations will work at usual timing.last_img read more

Reliance quarterly profit grows 98 to highest ever Rs 10362 cr

first_imgNew Delhi: Richest Indian Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Thursday posted the highest quarterly net profit by any Indian private sector firm with a 9.8 per cent rise in earnings in the period ended March 31 after robust business in retail and telecom sectors offset a dip in oil refinery margins. The oil-to-telecom conglomerate reported a 9.8 per cent rise in its consolidated net profit at Rs 10,362 crore, or Rs 17.5 per share, in the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2019, as compared to Rs 9,438 crore, or Rs 15.9 a share, in the same period of the previous financial year, the company said in a statement. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalThis is the highest quarterly profit by any Indian private sector company. State-owned Indian Oil Corp (IOC) holds the distinction of posting the highest ever quarterly profit by any Indian firm when it had reported a net profit of Rs 14,512.81 crore in January-March 2013 after it received the full-year fuel subsidy in just one quarter. Reliance saw its revenue jump by 19.4 per cent to Rs 154,110 crore in January-March 2019, even though they were 9.7 per cent lower than Rs 170,709 crore revenue in the third quarter of the fiscal. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostThe company opened more retail stores and added 26.6 million new subscribers to its Jio mobile phone service that helped increase the profitability of the venture as its traditional oil refining business witnessed margin pressures on fluctuating international oil prices. In full year 2018-19, the company posted a record Rs 39,588 crore net profit on a revenue of Rs 622,809 crore. “During FY 2018-19, we achieved several milestones and made significant strides in building Reliance of the future. Reliance Retail crossed Rs 100,000 crore revenue milestone, Jio now serves over 300 million consumers and our petrochemicals business delivered its highest ever earnings,” Reliance Industries Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani said. The record profit for the year came in a period of heightened volatility in the energy markets, he said, adding pre-tax profit has more than doubled in the last five years to Rs 92,656 crore. “Focus on service and customer satisfaction led to higher numbers of subscribers and footfalls across our consumer businesses, driving robust revenue growth. Our endeavour is to create better experiences for our customers, leading to a better-shared future,” he added. Its retail business, which comprises 10,415 stores with 510 being added in Q4, saw pre-tax business profit jump 77.1 per cent to record Rs 1,923 crore. “Reliance Retail is the only Indian retailer to be in the top 100 global retailers list and the 6th fastest growing retailer globally as per Deloitte’s Global Powers of Retailing 2019,” the statement said. Reliance Jio, the group’s telecom arm, posted a standalone net profit of Rs 840 crore, which was 65 per cent more than the previous year, as subscriber base swelled to 306.7 million from 280.1 million at the end of the December quarter. Earning per subscriber, however, declined to Rs 126.2 a month from Rs 130 in the previous quarter. The petrochemical business saw pre-tax profits jump by 24 per cent to Rs 7,975 crore on higher prices. The operator of the world’s largest oil refining complex saw pre-tax earnings from the business decline for the fourth quarter in a row. Pre-tax earnings fell 25.5 per cent to Rs 4,176 crore as margins dipped. It earned $8.2 on turning every barrel of crude oil into fuel as compared to a gross refining margin (GRM) of $11 per barrel in January-March 2018. The GRM was also lower than $8.8 and $9.5 per barrel earned in the second and third quarters respectively. “Refinery and marketing segment performance was impacted by lower crude throughput due to planned maintenance,” the statement said, adding they were also impacted by lower product differentials. The pre-tax loss of oil and gas business narrowed to Rs 267 crore in Q4 from Rs 600 crore a year back as output continued to decline. Having completed its major investment cycle, Reliance said its outstanding debt rose to Rs 2,87,505 crore as on March 31, 2019, from Rs 2,74,381 crore as on December 31 and Rs 2,18,763 crore on March 31, 2018. Cash in hand rose to Rs 1,33,027 crore from Rs 77,933 crore in the previous quarter. Retail business revenues surged 51.6 per cent to Rs 36,663 crore in Q4 and by 88.7 per cent to Rs 1,30,566 crore in 2018-19 fiscal. Reliance said Q4 FY2018-19 saw robust consumer activity at Reliance Jio with average monthly revenue per user coming at Rs 126.2. During the quarter, total wireless data traffic was 956 crore GB (up from 864 crore GB in the previous quarter) and total voice traffic was 72,414 crore minutes (up from 63,406 crore minutes in Q3). The company said it has completed the demerger of tower and fibre assets business.last_img read more

The Cheapest Super Bowl Tickets Get The Biggest Markups

Middle Blue1314,8274,5973735-5 Gold2659,4497,9443630-16 At the Super Bowl, the cheapest tickets come at the highest added cost. Tickets for the worst seats — in the nosebleed dark-green sections — are selling at 48 times the average resale price for a regular-season 49ers home game. That’s a Super Bowl multiplier higher than anywhere else in the stadium. During the season, those seats retailed for $85 or $106, depending on the game. They resold on SeatGeek for an average of $78. For the Super Bowl, they’re reselling at an average of $3,727.The other most relatively expensive sections are also bad seats — purple (slightly closer but way behind the end zones) and light green (dark green’s marginally better counterpart). Tickets in both those sections are going for 42 and 38 times what they did during the season, respectively.Real “deals” can be found in the gilt-edged red, gold and black sections — close to the action and near midfield. While the average tickets in those sections are going for $9,326, $7,944 and $6,836, respectively, they’re a mere 30, 30 and 31 times more expensive than they were for a regular-season 49ers game. (One exception to this pattern are the über-elite gray “VIP” section tickets, but they’re a small sample — only eight gray tickets are listed on SeatGeek as I write.)This is either a clear case of “you gotta spend money to make money” or a regressive tax that the Bay Area certainly does not need.Over the past week, average resale prices for Super Bowl tickets have fallen in all sections, one by as much as 22 percent. This is evidence that buyers won’t suffer through another “short squeeze” like the one that plagued prices last year for the game at University of Phoenix Stadium. A short squeeze, which is rare for a Super Bowl, can happen when brokers sell speculative tickets early, when prices are high, hoping to cash in when prices dip right before the big game. “We’ll just never allow that to happen again,” a StubHub spokesman told Bloomberg. AVG. TICKET RESALE PRICESUPER BOWL IS X TIMES MORE EXPENSIVE Purple1064,7424,4714542-6 Dark Green$78$3,989$3,7275148-7% Light Green1054,6864,0384538-14 Yellow1716,6895,1983930-22 To a human, ticket prices to sit in various parts of that stadium Sunday look something like this over the past week, according to data provided to me by SeatGeek: Red30610,0679,3263330-7 Light Blue1675,7175,1313431-10 Gray51321,40219,3974238-9 Source: SeatGeek Black2247,4396,8363331-8 SECTION COLOR49ERS HOME GAMESUPER BOWL ON JAN. 27SUPER BOWL ON FEB. 2ON JAN. 27ON FEB. 2∆ FROM JAN. 27 TO FEB. 2 Super Bowl tickets are expensive Super Bowl 50 will be played Sunday at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, the regular-season home of the San Francisco 49ers. To a bird, Levi’s Stadium looks something like this: Dark Blue1435,2314,4193731-16 read more

Ohio States Thad Matta not panicking after Illinois Kansas losses

After what was likely the most demoralizing loss for the Ohio State men’s basketball team this season, Thad Matta maintains he’s not entirely unnerved following a 74-55 loss to Illinois Saturday. “I’m not like panicked, like `Oh my God!”‘ the OSU coach said at a postgame press conference in Champaign, Ill. “This team has shown it can play some pretty good basketball.” In some regards, Matta’s assertion seems appropriate. After all, OSU has rolled to victory in most of its 11 wins on the season – including its Big Ten-opener against Nebraska Wednesday, a 70-44 win. But it also might only tell half of the narrative that’s becoming the Buckeyes’ (11-3, 1-1) campaign, and its dismantling at the hands of the Fighting Illini might be a harbinger for OSU. In OSU’s three biggest contests of the year against now-No. 1-ranked Duke, No. 6 Kansas and No. 11 Illinois, the Buckeyes are winless and look like a team without an identity at about the halfway point in the season. A second-half collapse hindered them against the Blue Devils on Nov. 28, and exceptionally poor shooting doomed them against the Jayhawks on Dec. 22 in Columbus. A combination of those faults, plus what appeared as dispassion on the court, Matta’s crew was handled by his former assistant and current Fighting Illini coach John Groce. The numbers speak for themselves. In addition to 16 turnovers, OSU shot just 33 percent from the floor and 21 percent from behind the arc. They were also out-rebounded, 40-30, against an Illinois squad coming off an upset loss to unranked Purdue just three days prior. Matta said the Illini’s defense gave OSU fits and had his team playing catch-up. “We could never get that one bucket to kind of free us up a little bit, free our minds a little bit,” Matta said. It might not just be a lack of execution on the court, though. Perhaps OSU’s issues are ones that can’t be remedied by strategy, or taking shooting more seriously in practice, as some players admitted after their win against Chicago State a week earlier. “They gave us opportunities, and we couldn’t convert,” Matta said. For OSU, it could be a trend – at least one that seems to have manifested itself against opponents of equal aptitude. Matta, reluctantly, admitted the loss – perhaps particularly because of its fashion – is still cause for concern. “It was one of those games where we weren’t thinking the way we needed to think,” he said. “We tried everything.” And with a game against Purdue Tuesday at 9 p.m. in West Lafayette, Ind., OSU will have little time to gather themselves after, statistically, their worst loss of the season. “There’s certain games where you got to kind of push it to the side and you’re on to the next one,” Matta said. “But I think these guys want to learn, they want to get better but by the same token, you’re going from one game to the next and you got two days to get ready for it.” In Case You Missed It – Results from the university’s winter break Ohio State vs. UNC Asheville Result: OSU won, 90-72 Then-No.7 OSU dismantled UNC Asheville, 90-72, in a game that saw sophomore forward Sam Thompson notch a career-high 18 points on Dec. 15. En-route to OSU’s 59 percent shooting outing, junior forward Deshaun Thomas also scored 17 points, and junior guard Lenzelle Smith Jr. had 16 points. Ohio State vs. Winthrop Result: OSU won, 65-55 In its last game before Kansas, OSU struggled to put away Winthrop before Thomas’ 21 points were too much for the Eagles. Perhaps the biggest news from the game, though, had little to do with what happened on the court. In light of the Newtown, Conn., shootings that happened days before the Dec. 18 game, Winthrop coach Pat Kelsey used his postgame press conference at the Schottenstein Center as a call for change across the country. The shooting, which occurred Dec. 14, left 26 people dead before the shooter took his own life. Ohio State vs. Kansas Result: OSU lost, 74-66 In what was billed and hyped as a rematch of last year’s Final Four, the Buckeyes failed to best No. 6 Kansas for the third time in a little more than a year. While OSU trailed just 37-35 at halftime against the Jayhawks, poor shooting and defensive miscues in the second half helped Kansas to a 74-66 win in Columbus. Ohio State vs. Chicago State Result: OSU won, 87-44 OSU, in its first time back on the hardwood since a loss to Kansas, overcame a sluggish start before routing Chicago State, 87-44 at the Schottenstein Center. It was the last nonconference game for the Buckeyes. Ohio State vs. Nebraska Result: OSU won, 70-44 Behind Thomas and Smith Jr., OSU muscled its way past Nebraska in its Big Ten opener. In fact, Thomas’ 18 first-half points outscored the Cornhuskers’ 17 points in the game’s first act.