Chelsea v West Brom line-ups: Costa starts, Remy on bench, Albion duo return

first_imgDiego Costa starts for Chelsea against West Bromwich Albion despite limping off during the final stages of Sunday’s FA Cup win against Scunthorpe.John Mikel Obi is again given the nod in midfield, while skipper John Terry returns to the starting line-up after being rested at the weekend. Loic Remy is on the Blues bench after recovering from injury.Meanwhile, Jonas Olsson and Victor Anichebe are back in the Albion squad following hamstring injuries. Olsson starts and Anichebe is a substitute.Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry, Azpilicueta; Mikel, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Pedro; Costa.Subs: Begovic, Cahill, Matic, Ramires, Kenedy, Loftus-Cheek, Remy.West Brom: Myhill; Olsson, Yacob, Evans, Morrison, Brunt, McClean, McAuley, Fletcher, Dawson, Rondon.Subs: Foster; Chester, Gardner, Anichebe, Berahino, McManaman, Sessegnon.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Durant burns Fox Sports reporter on Twitter for second time this week

first_img … Kevin Durant is *extremely* online this week.For the second time in three days, Durant is going after Fox Sports 1’s Chris Broussard on Twitter.Broussard said on FS1’s Undisputed that he and KD had “texted for 2, 3 hours straight about life, about basketball, about media, about faith.” He said that he and Durant have pushed each other on their shared Christian faith.But Durant put Broussard on blast in a tweet of his own, saying the reporter does not even have his phone number.last_img read more

Cards celebrate South Africa’s languages

first_imgGildah Tshukutswane always wanted to buy greeting cards in her mother tongue and this inspired her to start a business that sells colourful birthday, wedding, Christmas and thank you cards with messages in South Africa’s indigenous languages.(Image: Pick n Pay) Through Gildah Tshukutswane’s business, African Greetings, she wants to promote South Africa’s diversity of languages and make people conscious of other cultures.(Image: Wilma den Hartigh)MEDIA CONTACTS• Gildah Tshukutswane African Greetings+27 82 924 6254Wilma den HartighSouth African entrepreneur Gildah Tshukutswane has turned her dream of creating greeting cards in African languages into a successful business.Her start-up African Greetings sells a range of colourful birthday, wedding, Christmas and thank you cards with messages in all 11 of South Africa’s official indigenous languages. Each card is illustrated with a photograph or traditional symbol that is specific to the language of the card, such as a Zulu shield, Basotho hat, an African musical instrument and even South African bushveld scenes.Tshukutswane first got the idea to make greeting cards that are distinctly South African in 2005, when she realised that retailers don’t sell any greeting cards that contain messages in African languages.“I always thought it would be exciting to buy a card in my mother tongue,” says Tshukutswane. “I could send my mother a mother’s day card in Tswana and it would put a smile on her face.”Tshukutswane immediately saw a gap in the market, but without a background in graphic design or the greeting cards industry, she first wanted to make sure that her business idea was a viable one.“I read a report about the greeting cards industry that said in 2009 in South Africa the industry was worth US$50 million (R449-million), and the value projected for 2014 is $80 million (R717-million),” she says.Tshuktswane knew she had a good idea, and that greeting cards still have a place in modern society where communication using mobile phones, email, Twitter and Facebook is becoming the norm.“As brilliant as technology is, we still need that human touch. We need to connect in person,” she says.Cutting, pasting and coming up with ideasTshuktswane, who works as an IT and management consultant, bought a craft book on how to make greeting cards. She spent hours over weekends and in the evenings cutting, pasting, folding and experimenting with different types of cardboard, images, fonts, colours and designs.She spoke to people fluent in different languages about the types of messages and images that would interest them.As a sample exercise, she designed and printed 4 000 cards in English, Sotho, Zulu and Xhosa to present to retailers – but getting them interested in her business idea wasn’t easy.“Almost all of them turned us down. They told me there are too many cards in the store,” she says.Although she was disappointed, she didn’t give up.“I felt there was a need for the product and I didn’t want to let go of the idea.”She attended a small business seminar hosted by supermarket giant Pick n Pay to find out how small suppliers can access the retail market. Here she had an opportunity to tell Suzanne Ackerman-Berman, the retailer’s ethics and transformation director, about her idea.“Pick n Pay was prepared to try it out and placed a selection of cards in two key stores,” she says. Today the cards are sold in 21 stores across Gauteng, and the business has expanded to include online sales, too.“We are very grateful to Pick n Pay for the opportunity. We didn’t want hand-outs, we just wanted an opportunity to sell what we have,” she says.Preserving Africa’s languagesWith the cards Tshuktswane wants to promote South Africa’s diversity of languages.“We need to celebrate and preserve our indigenous languages,” she says. “With the cards we are making people conscious of other cultures.”Printing so many cards in multiple languages and themes is a logistical feat, and she works closely with designers and translators to ensure that each card is linguistically and culturally accurate.Distribution is also tricky as sales depend entirely on the geographical location of the store. Zulu cards, for example, sell better in Johannesburg than in Pretoria.This year she wants to print the English translation of the message on the back of each card.“This way the cards also serve an educational purpose to teach people about other languages,” says Tshuktswane.Developing new talent, finding fresh designsShe has big dreams for her business; they involve expanding into other markets on the continent and building a stronger online presence.Through crowd sourcing techniques she wants to create a network of graphic designers who are willing to submit their card designs. Then, people can vote for their favourite designs and the winning entries will be printed. Designers will be paid a percentage of both online and printed card sales.“I also want to expand the business because then I can create employment,” she explains. “The dream is quite big.”Tshuktswane feels that the development of entrepreneurs is important for South Africa’s economic growth, but small business owners need access to markets. “Retailers should be willing to give opportunities to small businesses, as this is the only way to grow the economy.”last_img read more

How has flooding impacted grain markets?

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Jon Scheve, Superior Feed Ingredients, LLCIt would seem that the market hasn’t really reacted to the massive flooding throughout the Midwest. This is likely because the amount grain affected, currently estimated at $500 million in Nebraska alone, is relatively small. While that sounds large, the total U.S. corn crop is valued at about $60 billion and the bean crop at $40 billion. So, losses may only total about 1% of the crop across the entire Midwest.About 13% of ethanol production was estimated to have been halted last week. But that demand is small, 2 million bushels per day, relative to the estimates of what have been lost so far of maybe 250 million bushels of corn. However, if those plants stay off line for more than a couple months then the issue could become a bigger problem. Unfortunately, that lack of demand can’t be made up. It’s lost forever because most plants were running at near full capacity.The long-term issue from the flooding may be that fewer acres of corn are planted this spring. This issue will be debated until late June. While there may be some prevent plant acres, there is still time for a lot of acres to dry out before planting. Spring weather will dictate this outcome over the next 60 days.China bought 12 million bushels of corn last week. While this isn’t bearish news, it will take many more purchases for the market to get excited. After all, just 2 weeks ago the USDA suggested the export pace would slow by 75 million bushels this year. It would seem unlikely China would continue to buy substantial U.S. corn when Brazil and Argentina’s harvest will be in full swing next month and priced to move because of limited storage in the southern hemisphere. However, a trade deal could force their hands, if we ever make one.Corn bounced off of a recent low this week, indicating end users may have found a level they are willing to buy. Plus, funds seem less likely to continue shorting the market and may even be covering some of their recent sales back in as we enter the beginning of another growing cycle. Farmers weren’t selling at the bottom, but did show a little interest during this week’s rally. Market actionDuring this ongoing sideways market below breakeven, I continue to sell calls and straddles to pick up premium on my unsold ’18 corn, so I can eventually try and manufacture profitable prices. Following is this week’s trade results. Sold straddleOn 2/22/19 when May corn was around $3.85, I sold an April $3.80 straddle (selling both a put and call) and collected just over 12 cents total on 20% of my 2018 production. What does this mean?If May corn is $3.80 on 3/22/19, I keep all of the 12 cents.For every penny corn is below $3.80 I get less premium penny for penny until $3.68.For every penny higher than $3.80 I get less premium penny for penny until $3.92.At $3.92 or higher I have to make a corn sale at $3.80 against May futures, but I still get to keep the 12 cents, so it’s like selling $3.92.At $3.68 or lower I have to take a loss on this trade penny for penny below $3.68. My trade thoughts and rationale when placing the straddle on 2/22/19This trade is most profitable in a sideways market, which I think is the most likely scenario right now. If prices don’t rally, I can use this premium to help push a final sale to profitable levels. If the market rallies, I’m happy selling 20% of my production above $3.90. What happened?It’s been a roller coaster ride for corn the last 4 weeks.1st 2 weeks — market fell 25 cents3rd week — market rallied 10 cents4th week — market rallied another 10 cents.On Friday morning when May futures hit $3.80, I bought back both sides of the straddle for 2 cents. After commissions, I made 8 cents profit on this trade (12 cents collected – 2 cents to buy it back and – 2 cents in commissions).I could have just sold corn at this point, and I would have got more versus just selling outright a month earlier when I placed the straddle trade. Corn closed Friday at $3.78 + .08 options premium = $3.86 vs. $3.85 when I placed the straddle trade. I didn’t sell corn Friday because I think there is still upside potential and instead, I repeated this type of trade as well as added another (see below). New corn tradesNew trade – Sold call:On 3/22/19 when May corn was at $3.80, I sold a May $3.80 call for 8 cents – expiring 4/26/19 on 10% of my ’18 production. What does that mean?If corn is trading below the strike price when this option expires I keep the 8-cent premium and add it to another trade later.If corn is trading above the strike price when this option expires I have to sell corn for the strike price of $3.80 PLUS I keep the premium. This means a price of $3.88 on May futures. My trade thoughts and rationale on 3/22/19Since I still need to sell some of my remaining ’18 corn, but I don’t want to sell $3.80 May futures, this trade allows me to try and get higher values than are available today or even a month ago. If the market stays sideways, I keep the 8-cent premium. There isn’t downside protection with this trade, but that isn’t the goal for this trade. New trade – Sold straddleOn 3/18/19 when May corn was around $3.71, I sold a May $3.80 straddle (selling both a put and call) and collected 19 cents total on 20% of my 2018 production. What does this mean?If May corn is $3.80 on 4/26/19, I keep all of the 19 centsFor every penny corn is below $3.80 I get less premium penny for penny until $3.61.For every penny higher than $3.80 I get less premium penny for penny until $3.99.At $3.99 or higher I have to make a corn sale at $3.80 against May futures, but I still get to keep the 19 cents, so it’s like selling $3.99At $3.61 or lower I have to take a loss on this trade penny for penny below $3.61. My trade thoughts and rationale when placing the straddle on 3/18/19As always, a straddle trade is most profitable if the market stays sideways. During the market setback over the last few weeks I’ve felt the market is valued too low. I was able to place this exact same trade a month ago at the same price, so repeating it again made sense to me. Similar to the April straddle trade, I don’t expect to make a lot on this trade, but I expect I’m unlikely to lose much on it also.When placing straddles, I’m not worried if the market rallies, because that forces me to sell at a price, I’m comfortable with selling. In this case, I’ll be happy selling another 20% of my production for $3.99. My fear with a straddle trade is always that the market will go lower. What my ’18 corn position could be in 5 weeksNow, 40% of my production is covered with sold calls or sold straddles. If I include the profit from the April straddle trade that expired today, these new trades would allow me to sell the equivalent of $4 against May futures if the corn board is anywhere above $3.80 on 4/26/19. I’ve limited my upside potential if there is a huge rally in the next month, but given the last 8 months, I would be very happy to get $4 on most of my remaining ’18 corn. Even if the market rallies significantly, I can still take advantage with sales on my ’19 unsold corn production. What if corn is below $3.80?I’ll still collect some premium on the 40% of my production until the price hits about $3.60. With the April straddle profit, if corn on 4/26/19 is:At $3.75 I can collect an average options premium of 15 cents or I can sell what is the equivalent of $3.90At $3.70 I can collect an average options premium of 12 cents or I can sell what is the equivalent of $3.82At $3.65 I can collect an average options premium of 9 cents or I can sell what is the equivalent of $3.74. What if corn is below $3.60?I would be frustrated like all other farmers as I won’t have any additional grain sold. I would also lose penny for penny on 30% of ’18 production from $3.60 and lower on this trade. While I’ve been picking up premium every month since last August selling calls and straddles to offset a drop like this, if the price is $3.60 on 4/26, I am chipping away at profits I have been making on previous trades.Historically corn prices are in an upward trend until early summer, but that doesn’t mean it can’t or won’t go down. There are still a lot of unknowns:How many planted acres will the USDA estimate on March 29?What will the planting pace be like this year in Mid-April?How could global corn demand be affected by the spread of African Swine Fever?Is a trade resolution with China completed in the next month and what does it look like?Do the funds continue to buy back their short position or add to it?While I’m doing what I think is right for my farm operation, there isn’t a perfect trade out there. I make the best decision with the information that is available to me, while trying to limit the risk exposure to my farm operation. That being said, it will be a long 5 weeks until I see what happens and I might have to make some adjustments if new information becomes available. Please email [email protected] with any questions or to learn more. Jon grew up raising corn and soybeans on a farm near Beatrice, NE. Upon graduation from The University of Nebraska in Lincoln, he became a grain merchandiser and has been trading corn, soybeans and other grains for the last 18 years, building relationships with end-users in the process. After successfully marketing his father’s grain and getting his MBA, 10 years ago he started helping farmer clients market their grain based upon his principals of farmer education, reducing risk, understanding storage potential and using basis strategy to maximize individual farm operation profits. A big believer in farmer education of futures trading, Jon writes a weekly commentary to farmers interested in learning more and growing their farm operations.Trading of futures, options, swaps and other derivatives is risky and is not suitable for all persons. All of these investment products are leveraged, and you can lose more than your initial deposit. Each investment product is offered only to and from jurisdictions where solicitation and sale are lawful, and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations in such jurisdiction. The information provided here should not be relied upon as a substitute for independent research before making your investment decisions. Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC is merely providing this information for your general information and the information does not take into account any particular individual’s investment objectives, financial situation, or needs. All investors should obtain advice based on their unique situation before making any investment decision. The contents of this communication and any attachments are for informational purposes only and under no circumstances should they be construed as an offer to buy or sell, or a solicitation to buy or sell any future, option, swap or other derivative. The sources for the information and any opinions in this communication are believed to be reliable, but Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of such information or opinions. Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC and its principals and employees may take positions different from any positions described in this communication. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results.last_img read more

Why Doesn’t Heat Flow Backwards?

first_img RELATED ARTICLES The Four Laws of ThermodynamicsHeat Pumps: The Basics Video Series: Building Science Principles Heat flow and the arrow of timeNow, back to heat flowing from hot to cold, the same thing applies. Yes, heat from the room could flow into your cold coffee. It won’t, though, because the odds for states of matter like that are tiny, tiny, tiny. It’s pretty much the same as all the air molecules piling up in one corner of the room.Another expression used in discussing this phenomenon is the “arrow of time.” If we run films backwards, a lot of what we see is funny because we know things can’t work that way. For example, the smoke in that photo at the top is diffusing throughout the air and becoming invisible. The state of those smoke molecules coming back together is so unlikely that we know if we see that happening, the film must be running backwards against the arrow of time. Likewise, a broken egg can’t spontaneously become unbroken or a cold cup of coffee suddenly warm.Oscar Wilde clearly understood the arrow of time when he said about Niagara Falls, “It would be more impressive if it flowed the other way.”Let’s also remember Homer Simpson’s admonishment of Lisa when she brought him a perpetual motion machine that just kept going faster and faster: “In this house, we obey the Laws of Thermodynamics.” Why can’t you put a cup of cold coffee on the table, wait a moment, and then enjoy a nice cup of hot coffee? We do the opposite all the time, but what makes the direction of hot-to-cold so special? If you’ve studied physics or taken a class in building science, you’ve heard that the answer is the Second Law of Thermodynamics. But what does that really mean?Ah, the meaning of the Second Law of Thermodynamics! I might as well ask, What is the meaning of life? It’s a fascinating question and one that we can approach from a lot of different angles. Since we’re talking about building science and not physics or philosophy, I won’t go too far down that rabbit hole. But let’s at least put a little life into this dry concept that seems to be the end of the discussion in so many home energy rater and building analyst classes. In the process of studying the flow and conversion of energy, scientists had to confront the fact that heat pretty much always flowed one way: from hot to cold. Yes, you can move heat from cold to hot with a heat pump, but you have to do work to make it happen. Even in that case, however, the process of picking up heat from cold outside air and then dumping it into warmer inside air involves the flow of heat from warmer to cooler bodies.The Laws of Thermodynamics aren’t as easy to state as Newton’s Laws of Motion because the Second Law can take several different forms, but below is a brief statement of each. If you want to go deeper, the Wikipedia does a good job of explaining all three Laws of Thermodynamics.Zeroth: Two systems in thermal equilibrium with a third system are also in thermal equilibrium with each other.First: A closed, isolated system doesn’t gain or lose energy. Heat and work are related, and when all forms of energy are accounted for, energy is conserved.Second: The disorder (entropy) of systems generally increases, which means that heat flows from hot to cold and getting 100% efficiency from heat engines is impossible.Third: Disorder goes to zero in perfect crystals at a temperature of absolute zero. Another form is that it’s impossible to take any material to a temperature of absolute zero in a finite number of steps. The Laws of ThermodynamicsFirst, let’s do a quick review of the Laws of Thermodynamics. At Building Science Summer Camp this year, one of the speakers gave a great summary of them:You can never win.You can’t break even.You can only lose.The Second Law came after the First Law, of course. (So did the Zeroth Law!) The First Law says that scientists, in all the many ways they’ve studied the flow and conversion of energy, have never found that any closed system ends up with more energy than it started with or less energy than it started with. You may know this law as the Law of Conservation of Energy: Energy can be neither created nor destroyed. (That is, you can never win.) The power of numbersA lot of discussions of the Second Law explain it by using the concept of entropy. I think an easier way to grasp it is with statistical mechanics. Naturally, we need to heed the warning from David Goodstein’s book, States of Matter, which was my introduction to the subject:Ludwig Boltzmann, who spent much of his life studying Statistical Mechanics, died in 1906, by his own hand. Paul Ehrenfest, carrying on the work, died similarly in 1933. Now it is our turn to study Statistical Mechanics. Perhaps it will be wise to approach the subject cautiously.Well, OK, we’re not going to go nearly as deep as they did, so fear not, intrepid readers.Think about the air in the room you’re sitting in right now. Are the molecules spread evenly throughout the room? Or are they clumped? Unless you’re in an extremely odd room, they’re spread evenly throughout. All those nitrogen, oxygen, and other gas molecules are bouncing around randomly and filling all the space in the room.One of the things that statistical mechanics attempts to understand is the likelihood that a system, say the air in your room, can be in any particular state. One state might be that all the air is clustered up in one corner of the room, leaving you gasping for air. That state, it turns out, is so unlikely that we can say with a high degree of confidence that it will never happen.Did you buy a ticket for that big lottery jackpot? Your odds of winning that were maybe one in 200,000,000. I didn’t because I don’t like throwing away money. Those odds just don’t appeal to me.When we’re talking about molecules rather than lottery tickets, the odds are way, way worse for that ‘jackpot’ that has all the air molecules in one corner of the room. First, think of the number of particles involved. We’re talking Avogadro’s number here, or something on the order of 10 to the 23rd power. For the record, Avogadro’s number is:602,000,000,000,000,000,000,000When we start talking about all the possible states those molecules could be in, the numbers get crazy big. And the main result is that the odds for unusual states like all the molecules in one corner are minuscule. No, they’re smaller than minuscule. Take your odds of winning that lottery jackpot and divide by a million. Then do it again and again and again and…In other words, it ain’t gonna happen. Allison Bailes of Decatur, Georgia, is a RESNET-accredited energy consultant, trainer, and the author of the Energy Vanguard blog. You can follow him on Twitter at EnergyVanguardlast_img read more

Ind vs WI 2nd Test: Rain mars opening day’s play

first_imgRain played spoilsport as only 31.1 overs were possible on the opening day of the third and final cricket Test between India and West Indies here on Wednesday. Score | PhotosSent into bat, the hosts were 75 for three when the heavens opened up shortly after the lunch break, and it stayed that way till the day’s play was finally called off at 4.15 pm local time.Darren Bravo was batting on 22 while Shivnarine Chanderpaul was unbeaten on 17, with the two adding 40 runs for the fourth wicket in 14.2 overs.Before that, the Indian seamers had West Indies in a spot of bother, picking up three early wickets.In-form pacer Ishant Sharma struck twice while Praveen Kumar chipped in with one as West Indies went to lunch at 64 for three at the Windsor Park.West Indies’ Shivnarine Chanderpaul plays a shot as M.S. Dhoni looks on during the first day of the third Test in Dominica.After Mahendra Singh Dhoni decided to bowl with the hope that his seamers would get the team some quick wickets, Ishant and Praveen lived up to the skipper’s expectations by removing Adrian Barath and debutantes Kieran Powell and Kirk Edwards.Ishant showed no after-effects of a facial injury he suffered on Tuesday, returning figures of two for 23.While Kumar gave the team its first breakthrough by having Powell caught at second slip by VVS Laxman, Ishant, bowling the bouncers to good effect, sent back Barath andEdwards.Ishant, who rattled the hosts with a 10-wicket haul in the drawn second Test at Kensington Oval, looked in good nick here as well.advertisementMunaf Patel, playing in his first Test of the three-match series at the expense of Abhimanyu Mithun, bowled economically, though without success.If Praveen and Ishant began with maiden overs, Munaf, who returned to Test cricket after two years, did even better as first change by bowling three maidens on the trot.Earlier Powell, who got his first Test runs — a three off a push into covers against Ishant — didn’t get to score any further as Praveen found the edge of his defensive bat with a peach of a delivery.Barath, after being flustered with a caught behind appeal down the leg-side by Ishant, edged a pull onto his stumps off the very next delivery.Ishant picked up his third wicket of the morning when he had Edwards who was unlucky to be judged caught behind by debutant Test umpire Richard Kettleborough of England as the rising delivery hit his helmet, and not the bat, on way to Dhoni.West Indies would now look to Bravo and veteran Chanderpaul to bail them out.This is Chanderpaul’s 133rd Test match, the highest by any West Indian cricketer. Courtney Walsh, with 132 Tests under his belt, held the previous record.Bravo looked the best of all home batsmen and scored two fours – a square cut against Ishant past point and then, a backfoot cover drive against Harbhajan Singh.The two had added collected their runs in a rather secure manner on a pitch that didn’t live upto its reputation of being quick and bouncy.Bravo had struck three fours in his knock and Chanderpaul one, before the weather gods intervened.Ironically, the day had begun in complete contrast as a bright, sunny day greeted the two sides.West Indies began cautiously on a pitch that was fairly damp but did not offer much sideways movement to India’s pacers.But West Indies still lost three wickets early in the day and found the going so tough that only two boundaries – both by left-hander Bravo – were scored in the two-hour session.While Munaf is the only change in the Indian line-up, West Indies made two changes, with Powell and Edwards being preferred over Lendl Simmons and Ramnaresh Sarwan.- With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

Steph Curry climbs Warriors’ scoring charts in win over Cavs

first_imgGolden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) smiles after making a 3 point shot against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, April 5, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State took another step toward securing the top seed in the West, yet coach Steve Kerr has some legitimate concerns as the Warriors close in on the postseason.Specifically, Kerr is bothered by the Warriors’ turnovers and rebounding, two issues that cropped up again and turned what looked to be another blowout into a closer-than-needed 120-114 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess That’s why Kerr seemed so bothered by his team’s breakdowns.“They had about 17 or 18 more possessions than we did,” Kerr said. “That’s kind of our specialty. We like to give other teams an advantage and then have to shoot our way out of it.”Green had 20 points and eight rebounds, Kevin Durant added 15 points and eight assists, and Quinn Cook scored 14 to help the Warriors (55-24) inch closer to clinching the Western Conference in their second-to-last regular-season game at Oracle Arena.With 16,283 points, Curry trails only Wilt Chamberlain (17,783) and Rick Barry (16,447) on the Warriors’ career scoring charts.The Warriors need one more win or a loss by Denver to secure the top spot and home court advantage in the West.ADVERTISEMENT TIP-INSCavaliers: Brandon Knight was called for a technical foul in the third quarter. … Thompson returned to the lineup after getting a day off Thursday in Sacramento. … Matthew Dellavedova remains in concussion protocol.Warriors: Klay Thompson scored 11 points and went 1 of 7 on 3s. … DeMarcus Cousins (load management) and Andre Igoudala (sore left toe) were held out.UP NEXTCavaliers: Host San Antonio on Sunday.Warriors: Host the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday02:42PH 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 View comments Curry is a big reason why Golden State is back on top despite a sometimes tumultuous season. The two-time MVP made 9 of 12 3s and had seven assists in the wire-to-wire win, the Warriors’ ninth consecutive over the Cavaliers.“You knew Steph was going to have a good night because he had a tough night last night,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “He rarely has an off night two nights in a row. He was great right from the outset tonight.”Collin Sexton scored 27 points, one night after becoming the third rookie in Cavaliers history to reach 1,300 points. Cleveland has lost seven straight.“I thought our guys did a good job of continuing to compete and taking the ball to the basket,” Cavs coach Larry Drew said. “We recognize the fact of where we are and who we are at this particular stage. But again, the most important thing is that we continue to plat at a high level, and we did that tonight.”Golden State led by 21, then had to hold off a late flurry by Cleveland.Larry Nance Jr. scored seven points as part of a 12-4 run. Then, Sexton scored on a 3-pointer and reverse layup to pull the Cavs within three points at 115-112.Curry made his ninth 3-pointer, then added two free throws with 7.4 seconds remaining.GETTING THE GOLDGreen presented Nick Young with his championship ring from last season during a ceremony before the game, but the celebration lasted longer than expected and the Warriors were issued a warning for delay of game before tip-off.“The last two years, we’ve had five or six of those celebrations and it usually spills over,” Curry said. “I wish (the referee) would have just gave it to Nick Young because he was taking his sweet time, as he should have.” Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles MOST READ Draymond Green understands Kerr’s reasoning, but thinks the two-time defending NBA champs will be just fine once the playoffs begin.Stephen Curry scored 40 points to move into third place on Golden State’s career list, and the Warriors won despite Golden State’s 13 turnovers and getting outrebounded 12-4 by the Cavs on the offensive end.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“It’s just a focus thing,” Green said of the Warriors’ inconsistencies. “When you’re playing against teams that don’t quite match up talent-wise and are not really playing for anything, it’s hard to keep that focus. It hasn’t bothered me one bit because we’ve locked in at stretches and we’ve had that focus for stretches, and that’s important.”The game had a lot less hype than previous seasons when the Warriors and Cavaliers squared off in four straight NBA Finals. While Golden State is headed back to the postseason for a possible third consecutive championship, Cleveland is limping to the finish with hopes of getting the No. 1 overall pick in the draft. Lakers surprise playoff-bound Clippers DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power gridlast_img read more

Aeronutrix Sports Products Private Limited’s Fast&Up Launches Promega, Omega-3 Rich Fish Oil Product

first_img(Eds: Disclaimer: The following press release comes to you under an arrangement with PR Newswire. PTI takes no editorial responsibility for the same.)MUMBAI, December 7, 2018/PRNewswire/ –Aeronutrix Sports Products Private Limited’s Fast&Up launched Promega, Omega -3 rich fatty acid fish oil. Promega has proven vital for improving the immune system, brain development and cognitive function. Accepted and promoted by many admired sports enthusiasts and nutritionists, Fast&Up Promega is making its mark among people who believe in fitness and active living as Omega -3 fatty acids are important for optimal health.Fast&Up Promega contains a high amount of EPA and DHA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid and Docosahexaenoic Acid) with high bioavailability and no fishy aftertaste. DHA and EPA cannot be made by the body efficiently and therefore must be acquired through diet and Omega -3 supplementation. Fish oil is known to be one of the best sources of Omega -3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA, which are the essential nutrients required for fighting depression, anxiety and inflammation; improving eye health and mental disorders. It also helps in reducing Asthma and symptoms of ADHD in children; symptoms of metabolic syndrome; prevent cancer, fight age-related mental decline and Alzheimer’s disease. Omega-3 fatty acid also contribute to positive performance and support maintenance of healthy life, improve bone and joint health, alleviate menstrual pain, improve sleep and also is good for skin.Consumption of Fast&Up Promega supplement with a high content of 1250 mg of Omega -3 rich fish oil in 60 soft gel capsules can help one safeguard body’s requirement of Omega -3 fatty acids. Fast&Up Promega is ideal for fitness enthusiasts, athletes and anyone with active lifestyle aiming for a healthy life. Focusing on the many benefits with Omega -3 fatty acids, Fast&Up Promega supplement is burpless and mercury free with better absorption and helps you get closer to your healthiest potential. 1-2 soft gel capsules daily will boost one’s active lifestyle.advertisementVijayaraghavan Venugopal, CEO, Aeronutrix Sports Products Private Limited said, “Promega is an Omega -3 fatty acid supplement and is used by fitness enthusiasts, health experts and anyone who believe in healthy and active living. It is known for benefiting you with good skin but actually, it benefits your overall health along with improving your immune system and brain development. Promega helps to increase oxygen delivery and allow maximal amount of oxygen-rich blood to reach our working muscle cells. Certainly, the role Omega -3 fatty acids play in the human body is really crucial.”About Fast&UpFast&Up is a Swiss brand that offers an interesting range of innovative, easy to use nutrition products, which has seen fast adoption in the sports fraternity. Besides a strong commitment to quality, this progressive sports nutrition brand has successfully brought novel and gel-based nutrition supplements to India. For more information, visit AeronutrixAeronutrix Sports Products Private Limited is one of the fastest growing sport nutrition products company based out of Mumbai. Backed by innovative Swiss technology and effervescent science, Aeronutrix’ nutrition products promote Active Living and are favoured by sportspersons, health enthusiasts and fitness enthusiasts who have chosen Healthy and Active Living. The company’s flagship OTC brand, ‘Fast&Up’ is the nutrition product of choice for many, including National and International athletes in various sports such as Cricket, Soccer, Kabaddi, Cycling and Marathon. Aeronutrix is a subsidiary of Fullife Healthcare, a healthcare management company that makes and markets a range of effervescent products in over 22 countries across the globe.Source: Aeronutrix Sports Products Private LimitedPWRPWRlast_img read more

Ravi Shastri would never have made it under current BCCI coaching eligibility norms

first_imgThere has been a lot of curiosity around the eligibility criteria laid down by BCCI for the Indian head coach position as opposed to the last time the post was advertised.Interestingly, current coach Ravi Shastri, who remains a strong contender to get the job again, would never have qualified if the ‘prior coaching experience’ norms were adhered to when he was named Team Director in 2014.The new coaching advertisement seeks applicants who have been ‘head coach of a full member Test playing nation for a minimum period of two years or head coach of an associate member/IPL or equivalent international leagues/first class teams/national A teams for a minimum three years’.Shastri, who played for India from 1982 till 1992, had been working as a cricket broadcaster after his retirement and had no prior coaching experience at the time, except a series in Bangladesh in 2007 with the Indian team.The then-BCCI dispensation during the N Srinivasan era drafted Ravi Shastri in as team director mid-way through the tour of England in August 2014 even when Duncan Fletcher was the coach and World Cup 2015 was around the corner.Ravi Shastri remained team director till June 2016 until India lost in the World T20 semi-finals before being reappointed as head coach in 2017 after Anil Kumble was removed following his differences with captain Virat Kohli.The Shastri-Kohli combine has helped India climb the top of the Test rankings with a historic series triumph in Australia. However, under Shastri, India have failed to get past the semi-finals at World Cup 2015, World T20 2016 and World Cup 2019. Shastri is also an automatic contender for the head coach post advertised for a two-year term.advertisementAlso Read | Virat Kohli set to travel to West Indies for T20Is, ODIs and TestsAlso Read | Kapil Dev-led CAC favourites to pick Indian team coachAlso Read | BCCI’s new Cricket Advisory Committee to pick Team India head coachlast_img read more