first_imgMorgan Stanley agreed to buy discount brokerage E*Trade Financial Corp. for $13 billion, pushing further into the retail market with its biggest acquisition since the financial crisis.The all-stock takeover adds E*Trade’s $360 billion of client assets to Morgan Stanley’s $2.7 trillion, the companies said Thursday in a statement. Morgan Stanley also gets E*Trade’s direct-to-consumer and digital capabilities to complement its full-service, advisory-focused brokerage.“E*Trade represents an extraordinary growth opportunity for our wealth-management business and a leap forward in our wealth-management strategy,” Chief Executive Officer James Gorman said in the statement. “This continues the decade-long transition of our firm to a more balance-sheet-light business mix, emphasizing more durable sources of revenue.” continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_img Improvement on past performances is always a goal in golf and Josh Loughrey (Wrag Barn, Wiltshire) will be aiming to do just that after being named in a six-strong squad to represent England Golf in the Chiberta Grand Prix in Biarritz on 5th – 8th July. The group will also compete in the Biarritz Cup on 11th – 13th July. Loughrey (image © Tom Ward) finished equal fourth in the Grand Prix and tied sixth in the Biarritz Cup a year ago so will be eager to move up the leaderboard this time and is one of four players in the group from the south west.  The other members heading for France are, Craig Adams (Farrington, Somerset), Ryan Evans (Wellingborough, Northamptonshire), Tom Harris (Castletown, Isle of Man), Jimmy Mullen (Royal North Devon, Devon), and Jordan Smith (Bowood G&CC, Wiltshire). Loughrey, 21, a member of the England ‘A’ squad, won the Scrutton Jug for the lowest aggregate from the Brabazon and Berkshire Trophies last year and was a member of the Wiltshire team that won the English County Championship for the first time. It followed a successful season in which he finished tied third in the Darwin Salver, fourth in the Duncan Putter, and fifth in the Berkshire Trophy. Earlier this year, he spent four months in Australia playing for the Waverley club in their annual Pennant Series. Adams, 33, will be making his first overseas trip with England Golf but is a solid performer in the south west. He recently finished joint third in the South West Qualifier at Cumberwell Park and tied 11th in last year’s Brabazon Trophy at Burnham & Berrow. Evans, 25, is another debutant for England Golf. Seventh in the South of England Open Amateur last year at Walton Heath, he finished eighth in this year’s Berkhamsted Trophy and equal ninth in the recent France Open Amateur at Chantilly. Harris, 18, also played at Chiberta last year, finishing joint 15th. Another member of ‘A’ Squad, he was the Isle of Man boy champion in 2010 and finished joint third in the Junior County Champions tournament at Woodhall Spa. Last year he won the Fairhaven Trophy and booked a place in the upcoming Brabazon Trophy by finishing fourth in the Southern Qualifier at Rochester & Cobham. Mullen, 18, is also tasting his first overseas trip with England Golf. Placed sixth in the Junior County Champions tournament at Woodhall Spa last year, he finished equal seventh in the West of England Stroke Play and South of England Boys Championships. He reached the first round of the Australian Amateur in the winter and has since finished tied third in the Lagonda Trophy at Gog Magog and equal eighth in the South West Qualifying. Smith, 19, another member of the England ‘A’ Squad,  was the Intercollegiate Tour Players champion for two years during his time at Filton College in Bristol and was an England Schools international. Also a member of the County Championship-winning Wiltshire team at Ganton last year, he joined Loughrey in Australia earlier this year as part of the Waverley team in the Pennant Series. He also represented England Golf in the Costa Ballena Tournament in Spain and recently finished joint eighth in the South West Qualifying The Chiberta Grand Prix is medal stroke play over 72 holes with a halfway cut. There is also a team event over the first two days, the best two of the three cards to count. 21 Jun 2012 Loughrey is aiming to go higher in Biarritz last_img read more

first_imgImage Courtesy: PUBG Mobile/ShutterstockAdvertisement bvbdhNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs8o3jWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E4f85f( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 7zb7gWould you ever consider trying this?😱ghcu5Can your students do this? 🌚8blr4Roller skating! Powered by Firework Since its release back in 2017, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has taken the gaming and esports community by storm, and its free to play version PUBG mobile has one of the biggest player bases over the years. While India observes a nationwide lock down, India Today has announced the India Today League: PUBG Mobile Invitational Esports tournament, kicking off on 23rd April. Many professional and semi professional teams of the country will be taking part in the tournament, with a total prize pool of Rs 2.5 Lakhs.Advertisement Image Courtesy: PUBG Mobile/ShutterstockThe tournament, commencing on this coming Thursday from 4pm IST, will last until 26th April, which will see some of the most renowned teams of the Indian PUBG mobile community, competing against each other over 16 matches spun across four days.The adrenaline rushing event will see professional teams like fnatic, Mayhem, TeamIND,  HYDRAOFFICIAL, GodLike and many more battling it out across four most acclaimed maps of the game- Erangie, Miramar, Sanhok and Vikendi.Advertisement The tournament will be cast from the esports arena at India Today League PUBG MOBILE, with a prize pool announced of an astounding Rs. 2.5 lakhs.The tournament, aimed to be a memorable event for both the participants and viewers alike, will see a total of four matches each day.Advertisement Following are all the professional teams that will be participating in the invitational tournament-  fnatic, TSM ENTTY, Orangerock, 8bit, SouL, Mayhem, SynerGE, VSG CRAWLERS, UME, Marcos Gaming, TeamIND, Megastars, Team Tamilas, Celtz, HYDRAOFFICIAL, GodLike, Element esports and Powerhouse.With over 50 million Indian players, PUBG mobile has the biggest player base in the country.Available on both iOS and android devices, the game sees 75 to 100 players, competing individually or in groups of two, three or four players, airdropped into a huge map, where they have to battle ir out against each other to emerge victorious. Players collect weapons, armour and other items ,as a loot or from killing other players, as the map shrinks with time.Also read-Charles Leclerc makes it 2 out of 2 with win in F1 Esports Chinese Grand Prix!Pullilng strings: Tamil Nadu footballer helping hometown during Coronavirus crisis despite being stuck in Kolkata Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgThe economic outlook for sub-Saharan Africa is cautiously optimistic, according to the World Bank report on African economies, Africa’s Pulse.Africa’s Pulse, the World Bank analysis of African economies, predicts regional growth in sub-Saharan Africa. It was published on 19 April 2017. (Image: Africa’s Pulse)Brand South Africa reporterThe 15th edition of Africa’s Pulse, the World Bank’s biannual analysis of African economies, shows that economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa is rebounding in 2017.“The region is showing signs of recovery, and regional growth is projected to reach 2.6% in 2017,” says the bank. “However, the recovery remains weak, with growth expected to rise only slightly above population growth, a pace that hampers efforts to boost employment and reduce poverty.”The report notes that the continent’s aggregate growth is expected to rise to 3.2% in 2018 and 3.5% in 2019, reflecting a recovery in the largest economies.African economies are showing signs of recovery, but #Africa is not out of the woods yet. – Albert Zeufack, @WorldBank #AfricaSOR— World Bank Africa (@WorldBankAfrica) April 22, 2017Total investment growth in #Africa as of 2010 was 8%, however it was close to 0% in 2015. – Albert Zeufack,@WorldBankAfrica #AfricaSOR— World Bank Africa (@WorldBankAfrica) April 22, 2017Optimistic but cautiousAfrica’s largest economies, Nigeria, Angola and South Africa, are rebounding after the sharp slowdown in 2016. But, according to the World Bank, the “recovery has been slow due to insufficient adjustment to low commodity prices and policy uncertainty”.Seven countries — Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Rwanda, Senegal and Tanzania — have shown economic resilience, reveals the data in the report. It is supported by domestic demand, posting annual growth rates above 5.4% in 2015-2017.“These countries house nearly 27% of the region’s population and account for 13% of the region’s total GDP,” says the bank.“As countries move towards fiscal adjustment, we need to protect the right conditions for investment so that sub-Saharan African countries achieve a more robust recovery,” says Albert G Zeufack, the World Bank chief economist for Africa.“We need to implement reforms that increase the productivity of African workers and create a stable macroeconomic environment. Better and more productive jobs are instrumental to tackling poverty on the continent.”The African investment story is not so hard if we get it right, the money will flow – Admassu Tadesse, PTA Bank #AfricaSOR— World Bank Africa (@WorldBankAfrica) April 22, 2017To read the full report, click here.Source: World BankWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By  Emma Sutherly, Chapter ReporterRecently several members of the Miami East-MVCTC FFA Chapter competed in the District 5 FFA Job Interview Career Development Event held at Marion Local High School.The Job Interview Contest consists of designing a resume and cover letter, completing a job application, performing an interview, and composing a typed follow-up thank you note.Kearsten Kirby competed in the Division 4 (senior year) interview competition. She placed 8th in the district. There were 28 participants.Rylee Puthoff competed in the Division 3 (junior year) interview competition. She placed 4th in the district. There were 22 participants.Gretchen competed in the Division 2 (sophomore year) contest and placed 7th in the district. There were 25 participants.Isaac Beal competed in the Division 1 (freshman year) contest and placed 4th in the district. There were 21 participants.last_img read more

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first_imgFormer England captain Tony Greig.Ending India’s “domination” of the ICC and dismissing the “nonsense” idea of having a window for the IPL would top Tony Greig’s agenda if the former England captain is given charge of cricket’s world governing body.”Number one, we have got to try and get the ICC right. We have a situation at the moment where the ICC is dominated by India. They tell Zimbabwe, Bangladesh and one or two other countries what to do and they always get the vote,” Greig told the ‘BBC’ in an interview.”It’s very hard, but somehow we have got to change things at that level,” he added.Greig said there is too much cricket being played and having a separate window for the IPL would be ridiculous while players complain of burnout.”We are playing too much cricket. I would be getting all the countries from the world and saying hey listen, what is this nonsense of giving Indian domestic cricket an open window?”To give the IPL (Indian Premier League, a domestic Twenty20 competition) an open window, and reduce by two months the time available for cricketers to play around the world, in the current environment is just ridiculous.”We have got to look very, very closely and make sure we do not destroy the cornerstone of the game which is Test cricket,” said the 64-year-old former all-rounder, who is now a commentator.Greig said it was unfortunate to see players such as Chris Gayle coming up with batting fireworks in the IPL while the West Indies took on Pakistan in a Test series.advertisement”It is laughable that (Chris) Gayle and (Kieron) Pollard are playing in the IPL when the West Indies are playing Pakistan — that is just ridiculous.”Greig, however, maintained that he loves the cricketing atmosphere in India.”I took to India and the subcontinent very much…I loved the place,” said Greig, ahead of the publication of a new biography, ‘Tony Greig: A Reappraisal of English Cricket’s Most Controversial Captain,’ by David Tossell.”It was the first time I really felt as if we were entertaining people, as the people there loved the game so much — to go to those stadiums and find them packed full.”To this day (Kolkata’s) Eden Gardens remains one of my top three grounds, just because of the incredible atmosphere,” he added.- With PTI inputslast_img read more

first_imgPune: The flood situation in Kolhapur and Sangli districts in western Maharashtra showed signs of improvement on Saturday as water started to recede from inundated areas, officials said. However, it would take at least two to three days for the water to completely recede from the districts, they said. Although the overall situation has improved slightly, the operation to evacuate the flooded areas and moving stranded people to safer locations and providing relief to them is still on. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details “There is an improvement in the overall situation. Water is receding, albeit slowly… Currently the water level in Kolhapur is at 52 feet although the danger level is 47 feet. The highest water level during the current flood was 57 feet,” Abhinav Deshmukh, Kolhapur Superintendent of Police, told PTI. As rains have stopped in the district, the situation is likely improve further, officials said. In neighboring Sangli district as well, the water level is receding gradually. Till 6 am, it stood at 56.7 feet, the officials said. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday Deshmukh said considering the current situation, it might take another two to three days for the water to recede from Kolhapur district completely. The operation to evacuate the flood-hit areas is going on, but there is no life-threatening situation is there in the district, he said. “Currently the evacuation is mainly concentrated in Shirol and Kurundwad tehsils of Kolhapur,” the officer said, adding that copters are being used to drop food packets. Meanwhile, three more bodies were recovered in the boat capsize incident that took place on Thursday near Brahmanal village in Palus tehsil of Sangli district during the flood rescue operations. Nine persons had drowned and as many others had gone missing in the incident. “We have recovered three more bodies, including that of a girl,” the officer said. With the recovery of three more bodies, the death toll in the incident has gone up to 12. A total of 26 Navy teams with 110 personnel and 26 boats have been deployed in Kolhapur and Sangli districts. They will continue to remain stationed in the area till the flood situation improves, a defence statement said. Additional 15 teams of the Navy from Visakhapatnam will reach Kolhapur by Saturday afternoon to assist in the rescue operation, a defence spokesperson said. At present there are 14 Navy teams in Kolhapur district and 12 in Sangli helping the state administration in evacuating the flood-hit areas, the official said. According to officials, over 2.85 lakh people were rescued due to the devastating floods, from Kolhapur, Sangli, Satara, Pune and Solapur districts and the death toll due to floods in the five districts was 29 till Friday. According to an official, the discharge from Almatti dam in Karnataka on the Krishna is 5,00,000 cusec (cubic foot per second), which is expected to ease the floods upstream.last_img read more

first_imgJust one hour a week of brisk walking may stave off disability in older adults with arthritis pain, aching or stiffness in a knee, hip, ankle or foot, according to a study unveiled on Monday. “This is less than 10 minutes a day for people to maintain their independence. It’s very doable,” said Dorothy Dunlop, a professor at Northwestern University in the US. “This minimum threshold may motivate inactive older adults to begin their path towards a physically active lifestyle with the wide range of health benefits promoted by physical activity,” said Dunlop, lead author of the study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainAbout two in five people with osteoarthritis – most of whom have it in their lower joints – develop disability limitations, researchers said. The study found an hour of weekly moderate-to-vigorous physical activity allowed older adults to maintain their ability to perform daily tasks like getting dressed or cross a street before a traffic light walk signal changed. The weekly hour of exercise reduced their risk of mobility disability by 85 per cent and their risk of activities of daily living disability by almost 45 per cent. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardFour years after the start of the study, 24 per cent of adults who did not get the weekly hour of brisk physical activity were walking too slowly to safely cross the street, and 23 per cent reported problems performing their morning routine. The researchers analysed four years of data from more than 1,500 adults in the national Osteoarthritis Initiative from Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Columbus and Pawtucket, Rhode Island. All the adults had pain, aching or stiffness in lower extremity joints from osteoarthritis but were free of disability when they began the study. Their physical activity was monitored using accelerometers. “Our goal was to see what kind of activity would help people remain free of disability,” Dunlop said. Guidelines in the US recommend older adults with arthritis should participate in low-impact activity. For substantial health benefits including reducing the risk for heart disease and many other chronic diseases, these guidelines recommend older adults participate in at least 2.5 hours a week of moderate-intensity activity. However, that level of activity can be daunting for inactive older adults with lower extremity pain, Dunlop said. “We hope this new public health finding will motivate an intermediate physical activity goal. One hour a week is a stepping stone for people who are currently inactive. People can start to work towards that,” Dunlop said.last_img read more