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MANILA, Philippines—Things are bound to have a decisive ending between Team Lakay’s Edward Kelly and Evolve MMA’s Christian Lee.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Kelly, meanwhile, last fought Nguyen back on Nov. 13, 2015 and lost via technical knockout (doctor’s stoppage) 4:17 into the first round.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia ONE CEO believes Joshua Pacio won the fight PLAY LIST 00:52ONE CEO believes Joshua Pacio won the fight06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:04Team Lakay’s rough start lights a fire under Danny Kingad02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award The two fighters fought to an anticlimactic finish in their first fight in September of 2018 with Kelly getting awarded the victory after the referee ruled an illegal suplex against Lee 2:19 into the second round.This time around, the two will have a chance to settle things as they are set to face each other on January 19 in the ONE: Eternal Glory card in Jakarta, Indonesia.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissLee (10-3) and Kelly (11-5) are regarded as just two the best contenders in the featherweight division and whoever wins will move closer to a potential title bout with ONE World featherweight champion Martin Nguyen.Both fighters had prior experience fighting Nguyen with Lee losing to the champion on May 18, 2018 via split decision. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title PH’s Carlo Biado falls to German foe in World 9-Ball final Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Yeng Guiao: Gilas Pilipinas ‘overwhelming underdog’ in Group D ‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending Articles05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra PBA IMAGESPANABO—Jason Perkins and Matthew Wright hit the shots that mattered in the stretch and led Phoenix Pulse to a pulsating 96-93 victory over San Miguel Beer for top seeding—and the first twice-to-beat advantage—in the first round of the PBA Philippine Cup playoffs.The gunslinger Wright hit a triple with 1:16 remaining to snap the game’s last tie at 90 before Perkins, the reigning Rookie of the Year, dropped the last three points in the Petron Saturday Special Game that had the Fuel Masters closing out with a 9-2 card.ADVERTISEMENT No other team in the field will be able to match that, and with the Beermen dropping to 6-4 after seeing a four-game winning streak come to a halt, San Miguel bowed out of the race for that quarterfinal bonus.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief MOST READ View comments
CALGARY, A.B. – Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. saw profits shoot up last quarter as crude-by-rail revenues increased and fuel costs declined.The Calgary-based company says its net income rose 25 percent to $434 million in the quarter ended March 31, compared to $348 million in the same period in 2018.Quarterly revenues jumped to $1.77 billion, up six percent from $1.66 billion last year.- Advertisement -On an adjusted basis, year-over-year diluted earnings per share rose three percent to $2.79 from $2.70, far short of analyst expectations of $3.01, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.Revenues for energy, chemicals and plastics jumped 18 percent to $315 million amid surging demand from Asian markets in the first quarter.Grain revenues, which have broken company records recently, rose six percent to $380 million, and container traffic and coal nudged up three percent and four percent to $380 million and $158 million, respectively.Advertisement CP Rail’s operating ratio, a key industry metric, improved by 180 basis points to 69.3 percent.
TWO brothers whose property empire they built from scratch collapsed during the economic crash have won a second landmark case against the Ulster Bank.Farmer’s sons Michael (pictured) and John Taggart once ran a business empire worth €600M and employed more than 100 people here in Co Donegal.Ulster Bank claims the Taggarts owe them £5M and €4.3M in personal guarantees and have been involved in a protracted legal battle to get the monies. The Taggarts have counter-sued the banks, claiming in essence that Ulster Bank brought an end to their empire – and the loss of 500 jobs – without proper cause.The Ulster Bank had vigorously opposed the Taggarts bid to have three cases heard together, arguing that such a ruling would be detrimental to the commercial life of Northern Ireland.But today Mr Justice McCloskey ruled that the cases, which had many common themes, should be heard together – ruling in favour of the Taggart brothers.The bank had previously won a summary judgement which would have forced the Taggarts to hand over €4.3M in personal guarantees allegedly linked to a Dublin land deal. But last July at the High Court in Belfast Mr Justice Bernard McCloskey set both judgements aside and ordered a full new hearing into the cases.In his judgement Mr Justice McCloskey noted that the Taggart brothers had been described in Sunday Independent in 2006 as “the richest people in the country.”He also noted that the Taggarts had contended during the hearing “that there is, as a minimum, a possible unexplained shortfall of some Stg£18M in repayments allegedly made by the Taggarts to the Plaintiffs (Ulster Bank) – some Stg£39M versus around Stg£21M.”In his ruling today Mr Justice McCloskey said: “I have formed the clear view that the joinder of all three actions is likely to save time and costs; will avoid duplication of effort and energies; will secure from the Court a single adjudication of all of the issues belonging to the dispute among the parties; will ensure that no party gains a litigation advantage to the possible detriment of the other; will preserve as level a playing field as possible; and will provide an equal measure of fairness to all parties.”The Taggarts began their property empire as teenagers on building sites in London before moving back to Drumsurn, Co Derry, where they oversaw property developments throughout Ireland. The brothers’ property empire went into administration in 2008, a year after the contended personal guarantees were allegedly signed.The court will reconvene on April 29 to decide on dates for a three-week trial – with May 7 or June 3 possible start dates.BEAT THE BANKER? DEVELOPERS WIN SIGNIFICANT COURT VICTORY AGAINST ULSTER BANK was last modified: April 25th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BEAT THE BANKER? DEVELOPERS WIN SIGNIFICANT COURT VICTORY AGAINST ULSTER BANK
WASHINGTON – Great Britain may pull out of the F-35 joint strike fighter project if the Bush administration goes through with its plan to eliminate funding for a backup engine for the jet, Britain’s defense procurement minister said Tuesday. Britain was not consulted about the decision, Lord Peter Drayson said at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee. His government would have serious concerns about sharing important information on the project should the second engine be scrubbed, he said. “Without the technology transfer to give us aircraft that are fit to fight on our terms, we will not be able to buy this aircraft,” Drayson said. He said Britain had expected to be consulted before cuts were proposed for the engine program. The schedule for the project would have the backup engine made mainly in Ohio by General Electric Aviation and Britain’s Rolls-Royce. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 The main engine is being made by Pratt & Whitney. The proposed administration action would reverse a $2 billion research and development contract signed last summer by General Electric and Rolls-Royce. Testing of the engine is to begin in 2008. Britain was the first country to sign on with the United States, in 2001, for a project that now includes eight nations. Britain’s memorandum of understanding committed it for $2 billion to buy about 150 planes. If made, the engines would cost $7 million to $9 million each. Lockheed Martin is assembling the first F-35 jets in Texas. Flight tests are due to begin this year. Parts are made by Lockheed Martin workers in Palmdale, and the center fuselage section is assembled by Northrop Grumman workers in Palmdale. Sen. John Warner, R-Va., chairman of the Armed Services Committee and a former secretary of the Navy, called the hearing because he opposes the administration’s decision to cut the program to save about $1.8 billion this year. He said that ignores potential cost savings and quality improvements over the 30-year contract. But Sen. Joe Lieberman, who represents Connecticut, the home state of Pratt & Whitney, defended the Bush administration’s stance. The Democrat said Pratt & Whitney has won the competition to make the engine, and a second engine no longer would offer competitive advantages. GE Aviation spokesman Rick Kennedy disagreed. He said the “great engine wars” competition for military contracts that began in the 1980s have saved the U.S. government 20 percent on the cost of equipment. Based on that history, Kennedy said, the continuing competition on the joint strike fighter engine could save as much as $12 billion. Australian military officials testified Tuesday that they supported a second engine so long as it did not raise the cost or lower the capabilities of the aircraft. Italian Lt. Gen. Giuseppe Bernardis, who heads procurement for Italy’s armament programs, told the hearing, “This should be a U.S. decision only, and Italy will adhere to it.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
For the last few month there have been major roadworks taking place at Lisnenan in Letterkenny, and unfortunately these works have caused some inconvenience to customers of Watson Hire.As a thank you to loyal customers of Watson Hire who have stuck with them during the traffic works, Watson’s are giving away 5 tickets for the St. Eunan’s Super Draw over the course of the next five weeks, where the first prize is a house – simply spend €10.00 to get a free ticket for the draw!Ria Gallagher from Fanad was the winner of their first draw – and there’s four more up for grabs! They will have a draw every Tuesday for the next five weeks!Tickets cost €100 and the first prize is a house worth €155,000. Nine other prizes are also up for grabs, with the total prize kitty worth €175,000!First winner of Watson Hire’s ticket giveaway for St. Eunan’s super draw is …. was last modified: April 2nd, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:letterkennyria gallagherSt Eunanssuper drawWatson Hire
You chase after the latest “hot” fund touted in the newspapers and magazines. Or you buy whatever the market “guru” on television is blabbing about, no matter how risky the investment is or whether it even fits with the rest of your portfolio. I am afraid that’s the way many Americans invest. Which is why, in a search for a better way, I sought the collective wisdom of professionals attending the 26th annual South Florida Financial Planning Association conference in Fort Lauderdale. What I found: Just like the rest of us, professionals often struggle to find the “best” way to invest. Nobody has a crystal ball. But we don’t need any because literally dozens of different investment strategies can succeed if we have the discipline to follow them and avoid unnecessary risks. “There are only two things that work – systematic investing and diversification,” said Carl Domino, a chartered financial analyst and money manager in Boca Raton, Fla., who spoke at the conference. And for small investors just getting started, I also believe that a simple two-fund portfolio – one broad U.S. stock market index fund and one broad U.S. bond market index fund, for example – may do the trick. As the size of your portfolio grows, greater diversification can both improve returns and reduce risk. For this diversification to work, you need investments that don’t always go up and down at the same time, or at least not by the same amount (in investment jargon, have a “low correlation”). But you also need investments that over the long term deliver attractive returns. Otherwise, a gain in one could simply be offset by a loss in another and you wouldn’t make much, if any, money. “You want low correlation and positive returns,” said Jay Shein, a certified financial planner who also spoke at the conference. As obvious as this statement is, I’ve seen investors add poor long-term performing investments to a portfolio just for the sake of diversification. While by no means universally accepted, most financial planners I know follow at least in some fashion the so-called Modern Portfolio Theory. The theory holds that, by combining low-correlated assets in the right mix – at the most basic level, so much in stocks and so much in bonds – you can get the best combination of risk and return. In other words, you can get a higher return for the same amount of risk, or lower your risk without decreasing your return. Humberto Cruz offers personal finance advice. Write him at AskHumberto@aol.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Domino is a “large-cap value” manager, which means he invests in the stocks of big companies considered to be undervalued, as opposed to “growth” companies with rapidly growing earnings. In the heady bull market of the late 1990s, growth stocks left value stocks in the dust. But as more investors abandoned all caution and piled into them, growth stocks crashed in the 2000-02 bear market while value companies held up much better or even went up. “We sort of got into thinking we have to go one way or another (growth or value),” Domino said. “Now we are going back to normalcy,” he said, and more investors realize they should have both value and growth companies in their portfolios. For true diversification, of course, investors need more than just large-cap domestic stocks. Many of the speakers and exhibitors at the conference were from companies whose products represent a wide variety of investment asset classes. Among them: international and small-cap funds, broad-market, industry-specific and investment-style specific exchange-traded funds, bonds and other fixed-income investments, real estate investment trusts and so-called “alternative investments” such as hedge funds, which seek to profit in both up and down markets. The pitch to the financial planners attending the conference, as it always is, was to include these products in their clients’ portfolios. Without passing judgment on any, I agree most investors would benefit from broad diversification.
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Los Angeles police sought the public’s help Sunday in finding an editor of an aviation and space technology magazine who was last seen leaving a Calabasas restaurant June 3. Michael Arthur Dornheim, 51, was last seen at the Saddle Peak Lodge restaurant around 10:30 p.m. after dining with friends, police said. A friend said he was planning to take a back road to his home near Hollywood. Dornheim works as West Coast editor of Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine. He is a nationally known aviation and space technology expert who has appeared on several television news programs over the last 22 years. He was described as a 6-foot-2-inch white male, weighing about 180 pounds with blue eyes and glasses. He has salt-and-pepper hair and a beard. He was driving a 1997 four-door, green Honda Civic, license plate number 3VAF469. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Anyone with information regarding Dornheim’s whereabouts can call the Los Angeles Police Department’s Rampart station at (213) 485-4062.
Brendan receives a presentation from chairperson of Lifford AC Sharon Foley Gallen.Lifford AC’s Brendan O’Donnell has received a tremendous send-off from club coaches and athletes, as he heads for Tblisi, Georgia for the European Youth Olympics. The 15 year old hammer thrower from Letterkenny heads off with a string of top drawer performances under his belt recently, having won both the All Ireland Juvenile Championships and a second placed finish for Ireland at last weekend’s Schools International in Scotland.Along with the silver medal and a personal best throw of 63.78m in Scotland, the Lifford AC athlete’s weekend was topped off when he received the Sean Nyham Award for best Irish athlete at the Championships. O’Donnell will compete in the qualifying rounds next Tuesday, where he will hopefully continue his recent fine form to qualify through to Fridays final.At the athletic track in Lifford this evening, Brendan was joined by club coaches, athletes and well wishers, with a presentation made by Club Chairperson Sharon Foley Gallen to Brendan in recognition of his outstanding achievement qualifying for the Games.Also travelling tomorrow morning are Finn Valley athletes Aaron Mc Glynn, Arlene Crossan, and Sommer Lecky. A great achievement for four young Donegal athletes to qualify for these Championships and who will no doubt do themselves, their family, club, county, province and Ireland proud next week.Well done from all at Lifford AC. Many well-known faces from Lifford AC turn out to say farewell to Brendan.HAMMER THROWER BRENDAN RECEIVES TREMENDOUS SEND OFF ON WAY TO YOUTH OLYMPICS was last modified: July 21st, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Brendan O’Donnelldonegalhammer throwJunior OlympicsLIfford AC