3 January 2012 The price of petrol is set to drop by between five and six cents a litre at midnight on Tuesday.The price of the 93 grade petrol is decreasing by six cents.One litre of 95 unleaded will cost five cents less.Diesel would also be dropped by 20 cents per litre.Peter Noke of the South Africa Fuel Retailers Association said it was a great way to start the New Year.“We have a reduction in petrol of between 5 and 6 cents and on diesel between 20 and 21 cents a litre,” Noke said.Sapa
Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event CONSISTENTThe Magic have used the same starting lineup in 28 straight games, going back to Jan. 23. To put that in some perspective, since Jan. 23 the Heat have used eight different starting lineups.PECULIARThe Heat are now 2-2 in jersey-retirement games. They won when retiring jerseys for Shaquille O’Neal and Tim Hardaway, but lost when hoisting one for Alonzo Mourning — also against Orlando, and also in the 74th Heat game of the season, just like Tuesday night.UP NEXTMagic: Visit Detroit on Thursday.Heat: Host Dallas on Thursday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag The Heat led by 17 in the first half, settling for a 51-42 lead at the break — a 35-minute halftime in real time, because of the length of the ceremony paying tribute to Bosh.Orlando clearly wasn’t deterred by the longer-than-usual intermission. The Magic controlled the third quarter, taking their first lead of the game with 5:11 left in the period on a 3-pointer by Issac. Orlando shot 57 percent in the quarter, held the Heat to 30 percent from the floor in those 12 minutes, outscored Miami by 15 points and took a 76-70 lead into the fourth.Orlando pushed the lead out to eight early in the fourth, before a 10-2 Heat run — fueled in part by a four-point play from Wade — tied the game at 82. Unbothered yet again, Orlando scored nine of the next 11 points and went up 91-84 on a 3-pointer by Vucevic with 5:56 remaining.Miami has eight games left, which would be the last eight games of Wade’s career if the playoffs are missed.“We’re in the fight,” Wade said. “We’ve got a chance.”TIP-INSMagic: This game started a four-game trip against East playoff contenders, with stops left in Detroit, Indiana and Toronto. “We’re going to have to go on the road and do it, but we have more than enough talent,” Orlando coach Steve Clifford said. … This was the 14th and final back-to-back of the season for the Magic. They were 10-4 in openers, 6-8 in second games.Heat: Wade played against Orlando for the 53rd and presumably final time. He’s faced the Magic more times in the regular season than he has any other team. … Justise Winslow turned 23 on Tuesday and sat out his sixth consecutive game with a thigh bruise. The Heat were also missing Rodney McGruder (knee). … Kelly Olynyk played 23 minutes and is now 88 shy of 1,700 for the season — and a $1 million bonus.MILESTONEWade now has 23,004 points in his career, the 30th NBA player to cross that threshold. He still has a chance of catching Elgin Baylor (23,133) for 29th on the league’s career list. Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon (00) drives to the basket past Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk (9) in the first quarter during an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Miami.(AP Photo/Joe Skipper)MIAMI— There was no raucous celebration by the Orlando Magic.Getting to eighth place now, that’s not their goal. Being there — or higher — in two weeks is what matters, and on Tuesday night the Magic looked very much like a team poised to end a long postseason drought.ADVERTISEMENT Google Philippines names new country director MOST READ LATEST STORIES “It’s really encouraging. It’s fun,” Gordon said. “There’s an energy, there’s a buzz in the gym when we come in, and it’s just a beautiful thing.”Dion Waiters scored 26 points for Miami, which lost on the night the Heat raised Chris Bosh’s No. 1 jersey to the rafters in a halftime retirement ceremony. Dwyane Wade scored 22 points and Josh Richardson added 17 for the Heat, who are assured of a losing home record this season — they’re 17-21 with three games left in Miami.“You’re going to feel great joy from wins and you’re going to feel great pain from losses,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “That’s how you want to be measured.”Orlando dominated Miami on the backboards, outrebounding the Heat 55-39.Waiters made a 3-pointer with 14 seconds left to get Miami within three, but Augustin made a pair of foul shots to seal the win.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Nikola Vucevic scored 24 points and grabbed 16 rebounds, Jonathan Issac added 19 and the Magic extended their longest winning streak in eight years to six games by topping the Miami Heat 104-99.“This time of year is when it’s the most important,” Vucevic said. “We’re fighting for a playoff spot and to win six is really huge and it gives us a big advantage right now so we’ve got to keep it up.”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, logisticsD.J. Augustin scored 17 points and Aaron Gordon finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Magic (37-38), who won the season series with Miami 3-1 and moved past the Heat (36-38) into eighth in the Eastern Conference playoff race.Evan Fournier scored 11 points for Orlando, which hasn’t had a winning streak this long since January 2011. Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting 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 Kemba Walker heats up in OT as Hornets sting Spurs View comments
Real Madrid attacker Vinicius Junior: Why Osasuna goal brought me to tearsby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid attacker Vinicius Junior has explained his tears after scoring in victory over Osasuna.Vinicius says he cried as being injured it had been a “little difficult” for him to rediscover the form of last season.He said, “I cried because after my injury it was a bit complicated. It was taking a long time to play as before. I was not so happy. “Today I was calmer and nothing better than before a derby. After so many games, I had never been so many without scoring. “I am delighted to have scored again.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
APTN National NewsFamily and friends of a young man who died on a constructions site in British Columbia have taken to the streets of Saskatoon to raise awareness of his death.They also want the issue of worker safety talked about.APTN’s Chris Stewart has the story.
Add New England Patriots’ coach Bill Belichick’s name to the ever-growing list of people who consider themselves Ohio State fans. Or, at least, that’s the way his daughter sees it. Assistant women’s lacrosse coach Amanda Belichick, 27, said her father has become an OSU fan since she started coaching at OSU. She said it helps that her father also has close ties to OSU football coach Urban Meyer and former Patriots linebacker Mike Vrabel, now the defensive line coach at OSU. Many of her father’s former assistants have moved toward the college ranks. “I think with Bill O’Brien going to Penn State, he’s (her father) spreading his wings in the college world,” she said. “It’s great to see that Patriots connection out here.” While her father is known for being rather short with the media, Amanda Belichick, a graduate of Wesleyan University, spoke candidly about growing up as the daughter of an NFL coach. “People give him a hard time for not divulging too much information, but that’s, you know, not his job,” Amanda Belichick said. Growing up as the daughter as one of the most successful coaches in NFL history, one might assume that coaching would be a natural progression for Amanda Belichick. “I have a lot of memories of watching him breakdown film and drawing out plays and analyzing a game plan,” she said. But she said she hadn’t even considered coaching until after graduating from Wesleyan University in 2007 when she took a job coaching high school lacrosse, soccer and ice hockey at a boarding school in Connecticut. “I worked in the admissions office and it was kind of my full-time job,” she said. “What I loved about that job, and coaching was such a small part of it, was the coaching.” She stuck with lacrosse because it was something that she had been around her entire life. “We’ve always been a lacrosse family,” she said. “It’s been my passion, it’s one of his (her father) passions.” Amanda Belichick followed coach Alexis Venechanos to OSU from the University of Massachusetts where the pair helped lead the Minutewomen to an Atlantic-10 championship in 2010. Now that she is in coaching, having an NFL head coach for a father does have its advantages, she said. “I’ve really had an opportunity to work with him and talk about preparation and really evolve the way I prepare for my own, whether its practice or evaluating ourselves or evaluating our opponents,” she said. “Those are things that I’ve really been able to take from him.” But Amanda Belichick said her and her father’s relationship goes beyond coaching. “There are a lot of things that are personal that have nothing to do with sports that we can connect on,” she said. These topics include things like movies, books and a passion for history, she said. Amanda Belichick joked that during the weeks leading up to the Super Bowl, she can only reach her father in the very early morning or very late at night. She said during a week like this she understands he’s busy and never tries to hold him up. When the ball is kicked off Sunday from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind., Amanda Belichick said she will be watching with the same nervous excitement that she watches all her father’s big games with. “You want the best for your father and you want to see him be successful,” she said. “I know how hard he works. To see him go out and win games is great.” The Patriots organization and the OSU women’s lacrosse team did not immediately respond to The Lantern’s request for comment. The Patriots and New York Giants will play in Super Bowl XLVI at 6:30 p.m., Sunday. Tight end Jake Ballard and center Jim Cordle are both former Buckeyes and are on the Giants’ active roster.
By Kendall BaerAspen Grove Solutions and the National Association of Mortgage Field Services (NAMFS) recently announced the addition of Quick Search to the industrywide background screening solution Aspen iRecord, according to a recent release from the companies.Quick Search is a family-owned background screening and drug testing provider in North America. They have been in business for over 25 years, are a founding member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners, and have delivered more than 5,000,000 background screening reports to thousands of clients. Quick Search is licensed and bonded through the Texas Department of Public Safety Private Security Bureau.The partnership between Aspen Grove Solutions, NAMFS, and Quick Search allows mortgage field service companies to use and re-use a single annual background check, eliminating the needless cost and wasted time of repeated background checks for multiple clients, while still meeting the highest consumer protection standards.“Quick Search is excited about our new partnership with Aspen Grove Solutions and extending our Background Screening services to the mortgage field services marketplace” said John V. Page, VP of Sales for Quick Search.There are in excess of 100,000 contractors in the United States who are under increased pressure due to mounting federal and state regulations, tightening profit margins, a shrinking roster of active contractors and renewed demand on services for default properties due to a revitalized real estate market. By eliminating the need for repeated background screenings, mortgage field service providers can save time and money while still meeting regulatory and safety requirements.“Aspen Grove Solutions is delighted to add Quick Search to our list of background check providers. This new partner will help provide even greater choice, flexibility, and efficiency to our Aspen iRecord customers, while helping them stay compliant with industry and client standards,” said Ed Buckley, President of Aspen Grove Solutions. Share October 10, 2016 499 Views Aspen Grove Solutions and NAMFS Gain a New Partner Aspen Grove Solutions 2016-10-10 Seth Welborn in Headlines, News, Technology
Swisscom grew its TV base by almost a fifth in the year to September, ending the third quarter with 1.125 million TV customers, up 19.3% year-on-year and up 34,000 in the third quarter. The operator’s TV 2.0 offering, launched in the spring, had attracted 152,000 customers by the end of September, most of whom upgraded from the legacy platform. TV 2.0 includes a range of advanced features such as cloud-based recording.Growth in the TV base was based on growth n bundled offerings, with the number of customers using a bundled package increasing year-on-year by 23% to 1,154 million. Swisscom integrated its TV 2.0 offering into all packages.Revenue from bundled contracts rose by 24.4% to CHF1.405 billion, with the main drivers of this business being television and mobile. The number of revenue generating units increased year-on-year by 332,000 or 2.8% to 12.3 million.Overall, Swisscom psoted an increase in revenues of only 2% for the first nine months of the year to CHF8.63 billion, with improvements in new services being offset by a decline in the core business. EBITDA was up 3.8% to CHF3.37 billion.
Enroll Now for $5 Trump & Business Lydia Belanger The ban ‘may not be enforced against foreign nationals who have a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.’ Image credit: Eric Thayer / Stringer | Getty Images U.S. Supreme Court Allows Part of Trump’s Travel Ban to Take Effect Fireside Chat | July 25: Three Surprising Ways to Build Your Brand Learn from renowned serial entrepreneur David Meltzer how to find your frequency in order to stand out from your competitors and build a brand that is authentic, lasting and impactful. Add to Queue Next Article 4 min read –shares The Supreme Court ruled Monday to reinstate a limited version of President Donald Trump’s executive order, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States,” better known as the travel ban.It will go into effect on June 29 (72 hours after the Supreme Court’s ruling was issued), with the following exception: The ban “may not be enforced against foreign nationals who have a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States,” according to the Supreme Court ruling. This ruling applies to tourists as well as students accepted into U.S. higher education institutions or employees of companies in the U.S. seeking new visas.The ban, which restricts foreign nationals from six Muslim-majority countries — Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen — from entering the United States for a period of 90 days, as well as refugees from any country from entering the U.S. for 120 days, was blocked by federal circuit courts earlier this year prior to being implemented, on March 15. The block has been upheld by appeals courts. Judges in these courts cited insufficient evidence of national security risk, as well as discrimination against Muslims, in their rulings of the travel ban’s unconstitutionality.Today is the last day before the Supreme Court goes on summer break; the justices will reconvene on Oct. 2 and will hear full oral arguments for the case sometime after that. The Trump administration originally issued the 90-day ban on national security grounds and has stated it will perform an internal review of vetting procedures for visa applicants from the six countries specified during the 90-day period. The justices said they “fully expect” this review should be complete prior to Oct. 2, so the case may no longer be relevant by then.Some have expressed concern that the “credible claim of a bona fide relationship” language in the Supreme Court’s June 26 ruling leaves too much room for individual interpretation and discretion — including Justice Clarence Thomas. He wrote in his opinion that it will “burden executive officials with the task of deciding — on peril of contempt — whether individuals from the six affected nations who wish to enter the United States have a sufficient connection to a person or entity in this country.” He wrote that this will “invite a flood of litigation until this case is finally resolved.”It is yet to be seen how this will be uniformly enforced. The ruling states that, “as for entities, the relationship must be formal, documented, and formed in the ordinary course, rather than for the purpose of evading EO–2. … A worker who accepted an offer of employment from an American company or a lecturer invited to address an American audience [would have such a relationship with an American entity]. … A nonprofit group devoted to immigration issues may not contact foreign nationals from the designated countries, add them to client lists, and then secure their entry by claiming injury from their exclusion.”The executive order in question is the second of two executive order travel bans. The first, signed by President Trump on Jan. 27, included Iraq, specified preferential treatment for Christians and banned Syrian refugees indefinitely. It was stopped by a federal court on Feb. 3.Related: Trump’s Travel Ban: What Has Happened So FarIn March, Entrepreneur explored implications of the travel ban for business travelers and entrepreneurs. It caused uncertainty and inconvenience for individuals — even those who were permanent U.S. residents — during the period in which it was blocked by lower courts, as individuals and organizations were aware that the ban or another iteration of it might be instated at any time.Read: Trump Travel Ban, Even While Blocked, Casts Long Shadow Over Immigrant EntrepreneursRead: What Business Travelers Need to Know About Trump’s Travel Ba June 26, 2017
January 19, 2009 Stay Connected Abroad Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Next Article Technology Add to Queue Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Know your communications options when you travel. –shares 2 min read Register Now » A cell phone or smartphone has become as essential to a business trip as a briefcase. But what should you do if you’re traveling internationally?Unless your phone is third-generation (a UMTS or a GSM device with multiband capabilities), it may not work outside the U.S., even with a SIM card. Instead, you can use your provider’s international roaming service or sign up with a local provider at your destination.Be aware, however, that roaming charges can be steep. For calls, figure on $1.69 to $2.29 a minute. For data transfers (maps, Google searches, e-mail attachments, and so on), the standard rate is 2 cents per kilobyte, which sounds reasonable until you get slammed with a huge fee for downloading a few large graphics files or using Google hourly.If you’re going to spend more than a few hundred dollars for telecommunications on a single business trip abroad, it may make more sense to buy a new phone at your destination and sign up with a local service provider for phone calls and data transfers.Another option: Sign up for your domestic provider’s data package. AT&T, for example, offers a flat rate of $59.99 per month for 50MB, which would cost more than $1,000 if paid for by the kilobyte.If you need your phone mostly for calls and texting, consider renting, and use internet cafes or your hotel business center for downloads and e-mail. One provider, Mobal, works in 150 countries (but not in the U.S.). You’re given a phone number for life, with no minimum usage. The phone costs $49 and comes with a SIM card. Magazine Contributor Julie Moline This story appears in the February 2009 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »
Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business 2 min read Reuters Next Article October 20, 2014 Yahoo Inc is expected on Tuesday to outline cost-cutting efforts and give details of how it is evaluating possible acquisitions as it faces pressure from an activist investor, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing a person who was briefed on the plan.Yahoo is considering acquiring one or more large technology startups with some of the $5.8 billion it made from the initial public offering of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, the newspaper said.Representatives at Yahoo did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment outside regular U.S. business hours.Last month, activist investor Starboard Value LP publicly pressured Yahoo to cut what it referred to as a “bloated” cost structure.Starboard, the second activist investor to target Yahoo in the last three years, also said the company should quickly “monetize” its Asian assets, which exceed the enterprise value of its actual business.Earlier this month, Yahoo said it is reducing the size of its operations in Bangalore, India, the Internet company’s largest engineering facility outside its California headquarters. It is also closing its office in Jordan.Yahoo is “streamlining” its operations in foreign offices, which might involve a combination of closing offices, cutting jobs and moving workers to its Sunnyvale, California, headquarters, the Journal said.(Reporting by Supriya Kurane in Bangalore; Editing by Gopakumar Warrier) Register Now » Add to Queue This story originally appeared on Reuters –shares Cost Cutting Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Yahoo Expected to Outline Cost-Cutting Efforts