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Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes takes MVP, top offensive player awards

first_imgMOST READ “I’m so humbled,” he said. “This is just the beginning. We’ve got a long ways to go.“It is an honor. It’s a hard award to win. The next award I hope I can get is the Super Bowl.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Mahomes’ ingenuity — the guy can throw from all angles and make plays inside and outside the pocket — energized the Chiefs’ fan base and excited fans across the league.“The play is never dead. He can find new ways to get you the ball,” Chiefs All-Pro tight end Travis Kelce said. “It may look like a screwball, a slider here or there, but it’ll get to you eventually.”Mahomes is the sixth straight quarterback and 11th of the past 12 years to win MVP. No Kansas City player had won the award since the Chiefs joined the NFL in 1970.Earlier, he was selected as the top offensive player, beating Brees 30 votes to 16.“Yeah, I mean, it’s awesome … I got put into a great situation,” he said. “I got to learn behind a great quarterback in Alex Smith. I got to be on a team with a lot of playmakers who helped me excel my game and make me look really good on a daily basis. And, then, to be able to go out there and win football games in front of a passionate fan base is something I get the luxury of doing.”ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Barkley also made a team-high 91 receptions for 721 yards, and his 2,028 yards from scrimmage led the NFL.For his work as defensive coordinator of the Chicago Bears, Vic Fangio got the head coaching gig in Denver. He also won The Associated Press 2018 NFL Assistant Coach of the Year Award on Saturday.Philadelphia Eagles DE Chris Long won the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award for community service.“I don’t know, I’m very humbled,” Long said. “It’s hard to feel deserving with those guys on stage and, obviously, this guy right here on the statue. It’s a very heavy statue and it makes sense because his legacy is immense. I’m just honored.” LeBron James sitting out for Lakers against Warriors Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald, who will play in Sunday’s Super Bowl against New England, took his second straight Defensive Player of the Year award.Donald, the only unanimous All-Pro this season and the first Rams player selected for top defensive honor, joins Lawrence Taylor and J.J. Watt as players to win the award in back-to-back seasons. Donald led the NFL with 20½ sacks.“Any time you put a body of work into it and then it pays off,” Donald said, “and you’re rewarded for it, it means a lot. It’s a blessing.”Chicago’s Matt Nagy, in his first season with the Bears, was voted Coach of the Year.Nagy has overseen the development of quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, who blossomed in his second pro season, and saw a defense befitting the “Monsters of the Midway” dominate opponents at times. He is the fifth Bears coach to win the award, joining team founder George Halas (1963, 1965), Mike Ditka (1985, 1988), Dick Jauron (2001) and Lovie Smith (2005).“It’s crazy to think this is one person, so for me, it’s being a part of this organization and for our players,” Nagy said. “Just being able to believe in what we wanted to do with our culture and then follow through with it.”Colts quarterback Andrew Luck was chosen the Comeback Player of the Year, following a lost 2017 season to a shoulder injury with a sensational 2018 campaign.“I truly believe there are players on every team, every roster that could be Comeback Player of the Year in their own ways,” he said. “Honestly, the best part was playing football again — having fun playing football and being pain free.”Giants running back Saquon Barkley was the top offensive rookie, while the defensive rookie award went to Indianapolis linebacker Darius Leonard.Described by some as a “generational running back,” Barkley rushed for 1,307 yards and 11 touchdowns behind a weak New York offensive line. He drew 26½ votes and edged Baker Mayfield. The Cleveland quarterback who was selected first overall in the draft, one spot in front of Barkley, earned 21½ votes. Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs accepts the award for AP offensive player of the year at the 8th Annual NFL Honors at The Fox Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, in Atlanta. (Photo by Paul Abell/Invision for NFL/AP Images)ATLANTA — Patrick Mahomes’ breathtaking breakthrough season earned him the NFL’s Most Valuable Player award.The Chiefs quarterback landed a pair of honors at NFL Honors on Saturday night, taking The Associated Press 2018 MVP and Offensive Player of the Year awards. In his second pro season, Mahomes led Kansas City to its first AFC title game since 1993 with some of the most creative and clutch plays the league has seen in years.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war View comments Mahomes received 41 votes from a nationwide panel of media members who regularly cover the league. New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees got the other nine.With only one previous start, Mahomes entered the season as something of a curiosity in Kansas City after the Chiefs traded veteran Alex Smith to open up the job. It didn’t take long to erase any doubts as Mahomes led the Chiefs to their first AFC title game since the 1993 season, throwing for 50 touchdowns, 5,097 yards and had a 113.8 QB rating, trailing only Brees.last_img read more

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Mourinho appears to rule out Newcastle interest

first_imgJose Mourinho has appeared to quash any chance of him taking up the vacant Newcastle United job by saying he needs to be at a club that wants to win something.Newcastle have been thrown into disarray by the departure of much-loved manager Rafael Benitez with the likes of Mourinho, Mikel Arteta, Sean Dyche and Garry Monk linked with the job.Mourinho has been out of management since being sacked by Manchester United midway through last season, but it seems he is ready to step back into a role. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? “The only thing that I know is what I don’t want,” Mourinho told  The Coaches’ Voice . “I am quite pathological in the sense of I have to play to win. “Then, if I don’t win, then that’s my problem and the players and the club and the structure but I need a project where the feeling is I play to win.“If somebody gives me a wonderful 10-year contract and the objective of the team is to stay in the first half of the table and, if you finish seventh, eighth or ninth, it’s perfect, then that’s not for me.“That’s my nature. My next [goal] is to fight to win.”Given owner Mike Ashley’s history of underinvestment at the club , it seems unlikely that Newcastle would suit Mourinho’s ambitious nature.Benitez’s grudging exit from St James’ Park was reportedly heavily influenced by Ashley’s inability to make assurances over spending in the transfer window, with his replacement likely having to operate on a restricted budget.The January signing of Miguel Almiron for a club-record £20 million ($25.3m) had some long-suffering fans allowing themselves to believe times were changing, but it seems like yet another false dawn for the club.Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed’s proposed takeover is still up in the air, but Benitez’s exit has led to speculation that Ashley has once again decided against selling up.Mourinho, meanwhile, has now been out of work for over six months, though he has recently suggested he may take his first steps into international management.Despite 25 major honours to his name, the 56-year-old is not the star name he once was following his mixed period in charge at Old Trafford. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

No. 14 Michigan Is Already On Upset Alert At Northwestern

first_imgNorthwestern Wildcats' football stadium.EVANSTON, IL – SEPTEMBER 29: A general view of Ryan Field as the Northwestern Wildcats take on the Indiana Hoosiers on September 29, 2012 in Evanston, Illinois. Northwestern defeated Indiana 44-29. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)We have an upset brewing in Evanston. Northwestern is taking it to No. 14 Michigan.Early in the second quarter, the Wildcats just jumped out to a 17-0 lead. Rushing touchdowns from John Moten IV and Clayton Thorson plus a 45-yard field goal by Charlie Kuhbander have put Northwestern out in front.Michigan, meanwhile, is struggling immensely on offense. The Wolverines have gained 21 yards on 12 plays so far.Shea Patterson is just 3-of-6 for 15 yards. Karan Higdon has gained nine yards on three carries.Michigan has 21 yards of offense. Northwestern has 17 points.— Kevin McGuire (@KevinOnCFB) September 29, 2018Some may be surprised #Northwestern is beating Michigan 17-0. Those of us who know the Wildcats realize this is peak Northwesterning. Lose to Akron, ball out against Michigan. Rinse and repeat.— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) September 29, 2018Michigan has won three in a row after losing its season opener against Notre Dame. They seemed to figure things out.However, if they can’t turn things around today, they will find themselves officially out of the College Football Playoff chase and in dire straits in the Big Ten.Michigan-Northwestern is on FOX.last_img read more

Eat Up: The Best Hotels for Foodies in Europe

first_img The Mission Workshop Khyte Sets a New Standard for Messenger Bags Editors’ Recommendations Some folks travel purely for Instagram-worthy photo ops, some for wildlife-spotting, and others for seat-of-their-pants, adrenaline-fueled thrills. Others, still, are keen to build entire vacations around the best places to eat, drink, even cook. With that in mind, here are three of the best hotels for foodies in Europe.Lime Wood Hotel & Spa (Hampshire, UK)Not long ago, English cuisine was the butt of many a culinary joke. However, sometime around the turn of this century, the country decided to do something about its status on the cooking scene. Hampshire’s Lime Wood Hotel & Spa is a five-star experience in every sense of the word, from the rooms to the spa to the world-class restaurant. Chefs Angela Hartnett (a renowned culinary auteur who trained under Gordon Ramsay) and Luke Holder (whose resume includes some of London’s most acclaimed restaurants) together helm the onsite Hartnett Holder & Co. The menu is heavily inspired by classic Italian cooking crafted from house-grown ingredients, all served in a beautiful dining space that balances proper British sophistication with the comforts of your Nana’s living room. But it’s HH&Co Backstage, the onsite cooking school, that’s the real draw for traveling foodies. Classes are taught in a relaxed atmosphere that’s as suitable for beginners as aspiring master chefs. Hôtel Mas De Peint (Camargue, France)Throw a dart at a map of France, and you’re bound to hit a town, city, or province that’s ideal for foodie travelers. Camargue is no different. Uniquely situated between the two branches of the Rhône River delta, this region of southern France is well-known for its rich red rice, massive ranches, and ideal proximity to the Mediterranean Sea, which ensures fresh seafood is never far from your plate. Hôtel Mas de Peint deftly takes advantage of all of these points. The five-star, family-owned boutique hotel is situated on a 525-hectare working ranch. The onsite restaurant relies heavily on locally sourced crops and produce, and the intimate dining area is situated right inside the kitchen. The long list of other available activities includes Jeep rentals, horseback riding, bike tours, and visits to the local Museum of Rice (far more interesting than it sounds, particularly for foodies).L’Andana (Tuscany, Italy)Even amid the impossibly beautiful vineyards and endless green countryside of Tuscany, L’Andana stands out. The 19th-century estate hotel owes much of its contemporary fame and glory to legendary French chef Alain Ducasse. The elegant and sophisticated property boasts all the five-star luxuries — including a swanky spa, plus refined guest suites with stone fireplaces, clawfoot tubs, and lavish furnishings — that one would expect of a high-end Tuscan hotel. But it’s the onsite dining that draws foodie crowds. La Trattoria Enrico Bartolini, in particular, is the hotel’s own Michelin-star restaurant — a modern eatery situated in the ancient granary of Grand Duke Leopold II of Lorraine. Every aspect of the experience is world-class, including the most authentic Tuscan cooking, an open kitchen concept, and an exclusive 600-bottle wine cellar. Panoramic windows in the dining area overlook the rolling hills, olive groves, and vineyards of Tuscany. When you’re ready for some fresh air, head outside, where you’ll find tennis courts, a driving range, and two garden-style pools. Escape to the Pacific Northwest at Hoh Rainforest Caravan Cabins This Belgian-Monastery-Turned-Hotel Has Us Craving a Trip to Antwerp How to Make Loco Moco, a Hawaiian Staple Dish Is Calisthenics Right For You? A Guide to Bodyweight Workoutslast_img read more

IMF Willing to Help Hurricane-Ravaged Caribbean Countries

first_img International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director, Christine Lagarde, says her organisation is willing to help the Caribbean countries severely affected by the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.“The IMF stands ready to do whatever it can to help in those situations – in assessing macroeconomic implications, determining financing needs, and providing financial support that would also help catalyse broader financing from the rest of the international community,” she said.Ms. Lagarde was speaking at the opening session of the Sixth IMF High Level Caribbean Forum held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston on Thursday (November 16).She noted that emergency relief following events like hurricanes is a key responsibility of the global community.The IMF head also proposed convening an event with all the major public and private stakeholders to explore options for building resilience in the region, including risk mitigation and debt-management strategies.She added that this will be done by working with the Caribbean authorities and in close collaboration with the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Caribbean Development Bank, and other development partners.Meanwhile, Ms. Lagarde expressed her deepest sympathies to the governments and people of the Caribbean for the loss of life and devastation caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.“These hurricanes have again highlighted the special vulnerabilities of the Caribbean and the need to strengthen its resilience. Climate change is expected to certainly intensify the impact of natural disasters and worsen the vulnerabilities of small states in the Caribbean. Rising sea levels increase risks of erosion and flooding, and warmer water temperatures heighten the potential for more intense hurricanes,” she pointed out.She added that “we must come together to address the challenge posed by climate change and help those most affected by it”. She added that this will be done by working with the Caribbean authorities and in close collaboration with the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Caribbean Development Bank, and other development partners. The IMF head also proposed convening an event with all the major public and private stakeholders to explore options for building resilience in the region, including risk mitigation and debt-management strategies. Story Highlights International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director, Christine Lagarde, says her organisation is willing to help the Caribbean countries severely affected by the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.last_img read more

Would be unwise for US to turn to Pakistan as strategic partner

first_imgWashington DC: Amid the Indo-Pak tension on Kashmir and the ongoing Afghan peace talks, a top American foreign policy expert has cautioned the Trump administration against any strategic tilt towards Pakistan and moving away from India. “The US would be unwise to turn to Pakistan as a strategic partner,” Richard N Hass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, wrote in an op-ed last week. Pakistan sees a friendly government in Kabul as vital to its security and competition with arch-rival India, he wrote in his op-ed that was first published by Project Syndicate and thereafter, on the CFR website. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US”There is little reason to believe that the military and intelligence services, which continue to run Pakistan, will rein in the Taliban or rule out terrorism,” Hass said. “Equally, the US would be unwise to alienate India. Yes, India has a tradition of protectionist trade policies and often frustrates US policymakers with its reluctance to cooperate fully on strategic issues,” he wrote. But democratic India, which will soon surpass China as the world’s most populous country and will boast the world’s fifth-largest economy, is a good long-term bet, he added. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls”It is a natural partner to help balance China. India has rejected participation in China’s Belt and Road Initiative, whereas Pakistan, struggling economically, has embraced it,” Hass said. According to the top American scholar, the US would also be unwise to race for the exits from Afghanistan. Peace talks with the Taliban mostly look like a means to extract US forces from the country, he claimed, adding that the process is reminiscent of Vietnam, where a 1973 agreement between the US and North Vietnam provided a pretext for American withdrawal from the South but not a basis for peace. The notion of a coalition government, with power shared by the current government and the Taliban, is optimistic at best, fanciful at worst, Hass observed. “Instead of embracing fantasy, the US should continue to keep a modest number of troops in Afghanistan to ensure the government survives and the country does not again become a terrorist haven.last_img read more

Groundbreaking UNsupported digital tool to enhance green finance

The ground-breaking imitative, the ‘Green Digital Finance Alliance,’ is a partnership between the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and Ant Financial Services Group (Ant Financial), China’s leading online and mobile financial services provider. “The Green Digital Finance Alliance is a unique partnership ensuring that we can align tomorrow’s fintech-powered (financial technology) global financial system with sustainable development, said Erik Solheim, Executive Director of UN Environment. Financing sustainable development, as one of the greatest challenges at the moment, requires ambition, innovation, and commitment, underpinned by effective collaboration. “UN Environment is honoured to partner with Ant Financial in making green finance an integral part of the daily life of every individual and business,” he added. The new initiative is committed to driving environmental risks, opportunities, incentives and choices into the decision-making across the financing value chain. And these can be achieved through market innovation, collaborative action and increased public awareness of sustainable development and green lifestyle choices. “Ant Financial is a strong believer in green finance. Several of our products and services have been contributing to sustainable development,” said Eric Jing, Chief Executive Officer of Ant Financial.One such innovation is Ant Financial’s app, which provides users with a carbon account, in addition to their credit and saving accounts. Ant’s 450 million users in China are now able to benchmark their carbon footprint and to earn “green energy” credits for reducing their footprint.Moreover, Ant Financial has integrated this function into a social media experience, as well as committing to a complementary, tree-planting carbon offset programme. As of today, 72 million users are participating in the app.“Leveraging mobile Internet, cloud computing and big data, we can encourage our hundreds of millions of users to participate in a green lifestyle,” said Mr. Jing, adding that “we hope that the Green Digital Finance Alliance will contribute to shaping and accelerating this development.” read more

Police appeal after suspect launches unprovoked assault on customer in Newham chicken

first_imgMan launches 'unprovoked assault' on customer in Newham chicken shop Newham Borough detectives have released CCTV footage of a man allegedly launching an “unprovoked” attack on a customer in an east London chicken shop.Police were called at approximately 9pm on Wednesday 27 July to a report of an assault at a Papa’s Chicken in High Street North,  Newham.CCTV shows the moment the victim pays for some food and turns to leave. As he turns, he brushes shoulders with the suspect who starts to shout and argue with him.  The suspect then attacks the victim. The victim suffered cuts to his head and eye lids as well as a bruised jaw after being hit over the head with a chair.Later, the suspect ran off along Milton Avenue. He returned to the rear of the shop armed with a knife and left upon police arrival.Police attended and found a 25-year-old man being treated by London Ambulance Service.Detectives are keen to hear from anyone who may recognise the man in the white shirt or who witnessed the assault.Anyone with any information is asked to contact police via 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Man launches ‘unprovoked assault’ on customer in Newham chicken shopCredit:Metropolitan Policelast_img read more

Bouncy castle operators should be forced to measure wind speed judge says

William and Shelby Thurston were convicted of the gross negligence manslaughter of seven-year-old Summer Grant “I was told that adequate wind meters can be purchased for £100 or less. I would urge the Health and Safety Executive to take the steps necessary to make their use compulsory at fairgrounds to prevent another tragedy like that of Summer Grant.” Summer Grant Fairground bouncy castle operators should be forced to measure wind speed, a judge has said after a couple were jailed over the death of a young girl.Summer Grant, seven, was killed after a gust of wind lifted an inflatable from its moorings and sent it “cartwheeling” 300 metres (980ft) down a hill at an Easter fair in Harlow, Essex.William Thurston, 29, and 26-year-old Shelby Thurston were on Friday each jailed for three years after they were both found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence.Jurors at Chelmsford Crown Court had found they were responsible for the “entirely preventable” death of Summer, who died after being blown away in a bouncy castle they did not properly secure.Mr Justice Garnham called on the Health and Safety Executive to take the steps necessary to make it compulsory for fairground operators to have proper wind speed measuring equipment.He added: “On hearing the evidence in this case, it strikes me as extraordinary in the 21st century that it should be commonplace in the fairground industry, as the evidence I have heard suggests it is, that inflatable play equipment should be operated and open to the public without the operators using proper wind speed measuring devices. The couple, of Wilburton, near Ely, Cambridgeshire, were also found guilty of a health and safety offence following the incident on March 26 2016. They were sentenced to a further 12 months’ imprisonment for that offence, to run concurrently.Sentencing them, Mr Justice Garnham said the couple “took the most monumental risk with children’s lives by continuing to allow children on the bouncy castle” after they decided to close the big slide, “and that risk-taking cost Summer her life”.Reading a victim impact statement, Summer’s mother Cara Blackie described how she screamed when she heard the news of her daughter’s death.Unable to continue giving the emotional statement, Ms Blackie sat down as prosecutor Tracy Ayling QC continued reading.She said: “I never thought that my Summer playing and having fun on the bouncy castle would end her young life.”Video: Emergency services race to fairground Summer Grant died in hospital after she was rescued from the inflatable Credit:Essex Police/PA He said: “When Summer died, I felt as if I died too. I felt as if I had nothing left to live for because she was my beautiful angel.”Mr Grant said he had a number of questions, including why the bouncy castle was not tied down properly, if the weather was to blame then why was it put up, and why was one person looking after two bouncy castles.Prosecutors said the defendants failed to ensure that the bouncy castle was “adequately anchored” to the ground and failed to monitor weather conditions to ensure it was safe to use. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. William and Shelby Thurston were convicted of the gross negligence manslaughter of Summer GrantCredit:Joe Giddens/PA A yellow Met Office weather warning was in place on the day of the incident, two days before Storm Katie was due to arrive.Summer was rescued from within the bouncy castle and taken to hospital where she died from her injuries.Speaking after the sentencing, Nicola Jaynes, from the Health and Safety Executive, said the death was “entirely preventable”. In a statement read to the court Summer’s father Lee Grant said the youngster’s death has had an ongoing impact on his life. read more

Poll shows Long pulling ahead of Herrera Beutler in 3rd

first_imgAs the election season enters its final weeks, Democrat Carolyn Long has released a new poll showing her creeping ahead of incumbent Republican Jaime Herrera Beutler in the race for Washington’s 3rd Congressional District.On Friday, Long’s campaign released the results of a survey conducted by Lake Research Partners showing her with 45 percent of the vote share to Herrera Beutler’s 43 percent, with another 8 percent saying they were undecided. According to a memo from Lake Research Partners, the poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.9 percent. It was conducted using a live telephone survey Tuesday through Thursday of 400 likely voters.A poll in June found Long with 37 percent of the vote to Herrera Beutler’s 42 percent. In the August primary, Herrera Beutler finished with 42 percent of the vote to Long’s 35 percent in a field of seven candidates.The Long campaign hailed the results of the new poll as a sign that she is overtaking Herrera Beutler, a four-term incumbent.“Clearly voters are tired of the same old partisan talking points from our opponent, who has run exclusively negative ads on TV and repeatedly tried to mislead voters about Carolyn’s positions on the issues,” Long’s campaign manager, Michelle Thimios, said in a prepared statement.Herrera Beutler’s campaign dismissed the results of the poll. In an email, Angeline Riesterer, spokeswoman for Herrera Beutler’s campaign, said that Southwest Washington won’t support Long based on her position on issues including taxes and health care.last_img read more

Samsung unveils 99billion share buyback Q3 profit rebounds

first_imgTech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday unveiled a $9.9-billion share buyback after reporting its first on-year profit growth in two years thanks to strong component sales, pushing up its shares sharply.The company would cancel all shares purchased through the buyback — it’s biggest to date — and plans to give shareholders 30-50 percent of its free cash flow over the next three years, primarily through dividends, Samsung said.The buyback, to be carried out in phases over a year, will be welcome news for investors clamouring for bigger payouts from the world’s top smartphone-maker, which has lost market share to rivals such as Apple Inc and Huawei Technologies Co Ltd.”Samsung’s core smartphone business is struggling, which means shares will likely fall. The buyback helps defend the stock price,” said Chung Sun-sup, head of corporate analysis firm Chaebul.com.Cancelling the purchased shares will also help the Lee family, founders of Samsung Group, boost their control of the conglomerate’s crown jewel.Samsung’s shares touched a near-six-month high and were up 2.2 percent as of 0340 GMT, when compared with a 0.3 percent decline for the broader market.The maker of the Galaxy-series handsets and tablets said Q3 operating profit jumped 82 percent to $6.5 billion, in line with its guidance, and revenues rose 8.9 percent. Samsung warned that earnings would fall sequentially in Q4 as currency conditions — which added 800 billion won to profit in the third quarter — became less favourable.The mobile division posted its first on-year profit growth in two years, climbing 37 percent to 2.40 trillion won, thanks to strong sales of the Galaxy Note 5 as well as new lower-end products.The firm said it aimed to keep fourth-quarter mobile profits at a similar level, although the outlook beyond that was unclear as it expected the global smartphone market to slow in 2016.The chip division was the company’s top earner for the fifth straight quarter, with a record 3.66 trillion won profit thanks in part to demand from smartphone-makers.The results will raise hopes that Samsung’s profit recovery is on track, even though investors are sceptical about its ability to return to the record earnings it posted in 2013.Despite a major overhaul of its product line-up, Samsung’s smartphone shipments will shrink for the first time in 2015 due to competition from Apple in the high-end markets and Chinese rivals in the low-end ones, said researcher TrendForce.last_img read more

Rajasthan teen sets herself ablaze dies after sexual harassment

first_img(Representational Image)Creative CommonsA 17-year-old teenager committed suicide by setting herself ablaze in Makrana area of Nagaur. The incident happened on Saturday (June 2), a month after her father filed a case of sexual harassment against a youth.Jitender Singh Charan, the Makrana SHO said, “We received a complaint from a man that his daughter set herself on fire after sprinkling kerosene on herself.”The police officer added that the girl’s father had filed a case under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act a month ago against the youth. “The accused was arrested after that,” added Jitender.The post-mortem is being carried out on the teen and an FIR has been lodged, said the officials.”The accused was arrested after that,” said Jitender Singh Charan.This is the seventh minor rape case within two months in Rajasthan. Rajasthan has been ranked third by National Crime Records Bureau, following Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra by the growing number of rapes in the state.last_img read more

Conroe Calls For Evacuations In Response To Record Release From Lake Conroe

first_img@84_Raven on TwitterConroe, Texas calls for major evacuation Monday, Aug. 28, 2017“The City of Conroe, stating that flooding is imminent, is calling for more than a dozen communities to evacuate in response to the record release of water from the Lake Conroe Dam,” a report from the Houston Chronicle states. Areas of evacuation include:McDade Estates – EvacuateRiver Plantation – RecommendedWoodhaven Forest – RecommendedArtesian – RecommendedRiverbrook Drive & Sherbrook Circle (East of I45 @ 1488) – RecommendedNeighborhoods off of FM 2854 – RecommendedNeighborhoods Downstream from McDade Estates – RecommendedThe approximate 200 homes of McDade Estates in West Conroe off of FM 2854 west of Loop 336 West have been prone to flooding due to their position along the West Fork of the San Jacinto River.River Plantation, a large community south of Conroe, has also experienced flooding during previous major storms.“Any areas that may be affected [by flooding] should take action immediately and find a safe location,” the city stated in a release Monday morning. The city plans to go knocking door to door to alert McDade Estates residents, who expressed concerns to about the potential of flooding from the Lake Conroe release. The current release rate from Lake Conroe is 73,201 cubic feet per second (cfs), more than doubling the previous record set in 1994. This weekend, the lake has received 18.5 inches of rain on the north side by FM 1097.Rivers and creeks downstream from the Lake Conroe Dam are expected to reach major flood levels today.Source: The Houston Chronicle  Sharelast_img read more

A New Mantra Gold Coast set to receive fivestars

first_imgMantra Group today announced plans to open a new five-star hotel on the Gold Coast. In an agreement with Niecon Developments to manage the venture, Mantra Group will provide the first five-star hotel to the Gold Coast since the opening of the Palazzo Versace a decade ago in 2000.The Broadbeach development includes $850 million twin residential towers comprised of 505 residences. Mantra group CEO Bob East said the towers will be branded as Peppers Broadbeach and become the cornerstone of the Group’s five-star offering. “The new Peppers Broadbeach will be the Largest Broadbeach Property within the Peppers portfolio and represents the brand’s first foray into the metropolitan hotel market,” Mr. East said.Earlier this month, the Mantra Group was voted by the Australian Federation of Travel Agents as Australia’s Best Hotel/Resort Group in 2010. With 130 hotels, apartments and resorts comprising 15,000 rooms under management, the Group is the second largest accommodation operator in Australia.For Niecon Developments, the hotel represents another signature project in its Gold Coast Portfolio. The Development will feature 11,000 square metres of retails and commercial space, housing more than 45 retails shops along a boulevard.The twin tower development also seeks to become one of the most technologically-advanced hotels in Australia. Mr. East noted the “extensive use of life space including Zen gardens, tai chi lawns, private cinemas, guest’s lounges, teppanyaki barbeques, steam rooms, saunas and lap, plunge and resort pools.”Peppers Braodbeach is set to be launched in three phases, with a soft opening from October 2010. The hotel is set to officially open with the full suite of Peppers services in March 2011. <a href=”http://www.etbtravelnews.global/click/25607/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://adsvr.travelads.biz/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=10&amp;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> Source = e-Travel Blackboard: A.Vlast_img read more

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