February 3, 2021 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 2/3 Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBoys BasketballRegion 14MANTI, Utah-Grady Thompson amassed 17 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists on 6-7 from the field as the Manti Templars pounded American Leadership 84-59 Wednesday in Region 14 boys basketball action. The Templars improved to 14-4 (9-1 in Region 14 play) with the win, which saw them shoot 53.6 percent (30-56) from the field and just under 94 percent (15-16) at the foul line. Caden Reichner had 16 points in defeat for the Eagles, as they fell to 5-15 (4-5 i Region 14 play) on the season.Manti’s season resumes Friday at Union as they visit the Cougars at Roosevelt and ALA is back in action February 10 at Maeser Prep with the Region 14 season ensuing for both squads.ROOSEVELT, Utah-Boone Latham netted 29 points on six 3-pointers as the Union Cougars waxed North Sanpete 71-57 in Region 14 boys basketball action Wednesday. Landon Bowles had 13 points to pace the Hawks in the loss.Region 16SALINA, Utah-Darian Johnson posted 22 points and Marshall Okerlund added 21 more as the North Sevier Wolves overpowered Gunnison Valley 75-66 in Region 16 boys basketball action Wednesday. Creed Mogle had 19 points in the loss for the Bulldogs.Region 18KANAB, Utah-Ky Brown stepped up with 18 points and the Beaver Beavers stonewalled Kanab 55-48 Wednesday in Region 18 boys basketball action. Kason Janes’ game-high 23 points led the Cowboys in defeat.Region 20TROPIC, Utah-Sergio Vasquez led the way with 19 points and the Bryce Valley Mustangs smacked Valley 69-55 in Region 20 boys basketball action Wednesday. Gavin Hoyt’s game-high 27 points led the Buffaloes in defeat.JUNCTION, Utah-Gavin Morgan and Kelby Jessen had 15 points apiece and the Piute Thunderbirds edged Panguitch 40-38 Wednesday in Region 20 boys basketball action. Ryker Hatch and Kyler Bennett’s 10 points apiece led the Bobcats in defeat.HURRICANE, Utah-Joey Renz-Stovenson netted 22 points as the Diamond Rach Diamondbacks downed Milford 58-54 in Region 20 boys basketball action Wednesday. Kyden Peters had 25 points in the loss for the Tigers. Brad James
OKLAHOMA CITY – MARCH 13: The Oklahoma State Cowboys mascot during the Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Championship Semifinals at the Ford Center March 13, 2009 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)The basketball version of the Bedlam rivalry is taking place tonight in Stillwater, and No. 24 Oklahoma and Oklahoma State are involved in a tight contest midway through the second half. Both teams need a victory not only for bragging rights but to keep on track for an NCAA berth. It’s been a quiet night so far for Oklahoma State’s star forward Le’Bryan Nash, but the 6-foot-7 senior does have one major highlight. It came early in the second half, in the form of a gorgeous no-look pass to teammate Michael Cobbins for a dunk.Flashy and effective. This is an entertaining game right now between two bitter rivals.[ H/T: @pistolsguy ]
zoom The Australian Federal Court has convicted Japanese shipping company Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) of criminal cartel conduct and ordered it to pay a fine of AUD 25 million (around USD 20 million). However, without the NYK’s cooperation on the matter, the fine would have been even bigger, ACCC said.As informed, this is the second-highest imposed in Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) history.The judgment also marks the first successful prosecution under the criminal cartel provisions of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (CCA).Following an extensive investigation by the ACCC, the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) charged NYK with giving effect to cartel provisions in an arrangement or understanding with other shipping lines relating to the transportation of motor vehicles to Australia between 2009 and 2012.The cartel operated from at least February 1997 and affected vehicles transported to Australia by NYK and other shipping lines from locations in Asia, the US and Europe on behalf of major car manufacturers including Nissan, Suzuki, Honda, Toyota and Mazda.“The Australian community relies heavily on imported vehicles, so a longstanding cartel in relation to the transportation of those vehicles to Australia was of significant concern,” Rod Sims, ACCC Chairman, said.“The NYK fine is also the second largest ever imposed under the Competition and Consumer Act, and incorporated a significant discount for NYK’s plea and cooperation,” Sims added.Justice Wigney stated the fine “incorporates a global discount of 50% for NYK’s early plea of guilty and past and future assistance and cooperation, together with the contrition inherent in the early plea and cooperation: meaning that but for the early plea and past and future cooperation, the fine would have been AUD 50 million”.In this case, the maximum penalty was calculated on the basis of 10 per cent of NYK’s annual turnover in connection with Australia, in the 12 months prior to the commencement of the offense. On that basis, NYK’s conduct attracted a maximum penalty of AUD 100 million.“The sentence imposed on NYK by the Federal Court today sends a strong warning to the industry and the business community at large. The CDPP and ACCC can and will criminally prosecute cartel conduct. It also highlights that parties who engage early and cooperate with the authorities may be shown leniency,” Sims explained.As World Maritime News previously reported, NYK entered a guilty plea on July 18, 2016, in the Federal Court. NYK was sentenced for one “rolled-up” criminal charge of giving effect to cartel provisions.On November 2, 2016, the CDPP laid charges against another alleged participant in the cartel, Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line), NYK’s compatriot shipping firm. The ACCC’s investigation in relation to other alleged cartel participants is continuing.NYK is headquartered in Tokyo and has a controlling interest in a global group of companies with offices in Europe, Africa, East Asia, South Asia, China, Oceania and the North and South Americas. It also operates an Australian subsidiary, NYK Line (Australia).
Kolkata: Two Group D staffers from SSKM Hospital were arrested for assaulting two minor girls who were undergoing treatment there. The incident sparked off tension among the patients at SSKM late on Friday night.The family members of the victims lodged a complaint with the police on the basis of which the accused have been arrested. The duo’s job is to shift the patients on trolleys from one ward to the other. The two minors underwent surgeries a couple of months ago. They were later shifted to the general ward. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe victims’ family members alleged that the two Group D staffers were taking the two patients on two separate trolleys while they were being shifted to another ward. On their way, both the accused suddenly stopped the trolleys midway and captured selfies with their heads on their chests. The incident triggered an outrage among the family members of the victims who later lodged complaint. Police have arrested the accused and a probe is on. The investigating officers seized the mobile phones of both the accused. The police are probing if the accused had been involved in any such incident earlier.
Following devastating flooding in West Virginia, Save the Children has announced that it is partnering with actor Jennifer Garner, a Save the Children Trustee and a native of West Virginia, on a T-shirt campaign with Omaze, a charitable giving platform.Jennifer Garner With West Virginia Strong T-shirtCredit/Copyright: OmazeThirty percent of the retail price from each exclusive “West Virginia Strong” T-shirt will aid flood-affected children and families who Save the Children serves, and those in their community areas. Save the Children has been working in West Virginia for years and with the help of funds raised from this T-shirt campaign, is committed to continuing to make an impact for kids in this critical time.Children and families in West Virginia have lost homes, vehicles, and in many areas, children’s education has been disrupted, as the floods have damaged resources and closed schools. In response to the deadly storms, Garner was inspired to help her home state and those whose lives have been turned upside down. “No matter where you’re from, you can stand West Virginia strong with me,” said Garner. “West Virginia’s children are near and dear to my heart. Let’s join forces to support these children and families and show compassion and love in this time of need. Together, we can make a difference.”Created to raise funds and awareness for Save the Children’s recovery efforts in West Virginia, shirts will be on sale at www.omaze.com/wvstrong for $25 beginning today through July 26. The T-shirt aptly features mountains, as West Virginia’s official state nickname is “The Mountain State.”Jennifer Garner, Save the Children and Omaze invite supporters and influencers to get involved, take a photo in the shirt and spread the campaign on social media using #WVStrong.
Advertisement It is almost impossible to believe, but this August will mark the 35th birthday of Edmonton’s Fringe Theatre Festival. Which makes for the perfect moment to reflect on this incredible, awe-inspiring annual event, one which has had an undeniably huge impact on Canadian theatre. The event, based on Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival, has inspired sixteen Fringe festivals across Canada and many more in the United States. As critic Liz Nicholls told The Walrus in 2012, the festival is “the most strange and seductive thing Edmonton has ever produced… its most contagious export.”The Festival has helped to create new audiences for Canadian theatre, and has provided fertile ground for new and upcoming artists, many of who have since made profound contributions to our national theatre. And it began, oddly enough, as a result of an oil bust and some government cuts. In 1982, the Northern Lights Theatre Company was told their funding would be halved. The summer festival organizers said there was no way they could put on their productions at half the budget, so abandoned that effort, and asked Brian Paisley, then head of Edmonton’s Chinook Theatre, if he had any ideas.At the time, the Chinook offices were located in the basement of the Princess Cinema on Whyte Avenue, and Paisley took a walk around the block to brainstorm. “I thought to myself, ‘What a sleazy neighbourhood this is,’” he recalls. “Then the idea came to me.” Advertisement Login/Register With: Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook
LONDON – Visa says a problem that left people across Europe unable to use their cards was caused by a hardware fault, not a cyberattack.The card payments company says services are back to normal and its systems are working at “full capacity” on Saturday.It says the problem was caused by “a hardware failure within one of our European systems” and wasn’t the result of “unauthorized access.”Consumers in Britain, Ireland and other European countries reported having credit and debit card payments declined on Friday, and many businesses said they couldn’t process Visa transactions.The bank HSBC said Friday that the “industry-wide issue” affected Visa payments, though ATM machines were still working.
TORONTO – Canada’s main stock index closed lower Tuesday amid reports of a major selloff from an unknown international dealer, even as U.S. markets rose.“From about 10:30 this morning a big sell program came in internationally at one of the dealers,” said Dominique Barker, Portfolio Manager, CIBC Asset Management.“We don’t know which one, but the market has sold off, and the Canadian dollar also sold off from about that time. So that’s impacting the Canadian market versus the rest of the world.”The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index closed down 133.94 points at 16,286.30 in a broad-based decline following a selloff that hit most of the TSX-60 names. The index hit an intraday high of 16,494.09.The S&P/TSX capped materials index declined the most, down 1.45 per cent, while the healthcare sector was the only index see gains with a 0.08 per cent rise. Volume for the Toronto Stock Exchange as a whole came in at 338.23 million.Barker said lower volumes on the TSX may have made the selloff have an outsized impact.“This is summer volume time as well, so you tend to have a little bit less volume, so something like that could have a larger impact on the day.”The dip in the TSX comes in the midst of what has generally been quite a positive earnings season, said Barker.“Earnings reporting has exceeded expectations generally, the economy is very strong.”The source of the selloff is unclear, but it comes after Saudi Arabia has responded forcefully through economic and political means to criticism from Canada’s Global Affairs Ministry about the arrest and detention of two female bloggers and activists in the kingdom.Saudi Arabia has declared a freeze on new trade with Canada and recalled thousands of students attending Canadian universities following the tweet last week from Global Affairs Canada.The Saudi foreign ministry has also ordered Canada’s ambassador, Dennis Horak, to leave the country. Saudia Airlines has also announced it will suspend flights to and from Canada starting Aug. 13.SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., which has a major presence in Saudi Arabia, closed down $1.97 or 3.48 per cent at $54.56. The company issued a statement saying it greatly values its contributions to the Kingdom Saudi Arabia over the past five decades, declining further comment.The Canadian dollar also took a sharp drop in the later half of the day to average 76.79 cents US Tuesday, down 0.23 of a US cent.The strength of the U.S. dollar also played a role on the shift in the currency, said Barker.Stock performance in Toronto was in contrast to New York, where the Dow Jones industrial average closed up 126.73 points at 25,628.91, the S&P 500 index ended up 8.05 at 2,858.45 and the Nasdaq composite index was up 23.99 points at 7,883.66.The September crude contract closed up 39 cents at US$68.33 per barrel and the September natural gas contract was up four cents at US$2.90 per mmBTU.The December gold contract closed up 60 cents at US$1,218.30 an ounce and the September copper contract ended down two cents at $2.75 a pound.
Lucknow: Can Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra or other members of the Gandhi family distinguish between sugarcane and chari, a locally-grown fodder crop, asked Uttar Pradesh minister Suresh Rana. This was his reply when he was asked about Priyanka Gandhi’s attack on the government over a recent news report that claimed dues of sugarcane farmers had crossed Rs 10,000 crore in Uttar Pradesh. “When the Congress was in power, it did not pay dues to the farmers. If Priyanka Gandhi or any other member of the Gandhi family can distinguish between sugarcane and chari, I will start believing that they have the right to speak on farmers,” he told PTI in an interview. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ The UP minister of state (independent charge) for sugarcane development and sugar mills also claimed that Congress president Rahul Gandhi has “accepted moral defeat” and has “fled from Amethi”. On the steps taken by the Yogi Adityanath government for cane farmers, Rana said, “When our government was formed, there were pending cane dues but so far, dues amounting to nearly Rs 60,000 crore have been paid.” He said the amount was bigger than the budgets of some states, but the government paid it. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K “In the previous regimes of the SP and the BSP, nothing was done for the sugarcane farmers and as a result, they died of starvation,” he alleged. The minister said that sugarcane cultivation area in the state has increased by 22 per cent to 28 lakh hectare which showed that the Adityanath government has worked for the welfare of sugarcane farmers. Out of 119 sugar mills in the state, there are 70 whose dues for 30-45 days had to be paid, Rana said, adding that there were some mills where the dues were pending only for the current season of 2-2.5 months. Sugarcane season is generally from November to April and it might extend to May, he said. When asked whether the BJP has been able to overcome last year’s shocking defeat in the Kairana bypolls, Rana said, “The by-elections were not for electing or deciding the prime minister of the country or the chief minister of the state.” “Everybody knew that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will continue to be at the Centre, while Yogi Adityanath will continue to be in the state. This (Lok Sabha) election is to make Modiji the prime minister once again. Areas which witnessed more than 70 per cent polling in the assembly elections saw nearly 50 per cent polling in bypolls,” he said. Rana is an MLA from Thana Bhawan constituency in Shamli district. The seat is an assembly segment of Kairana parliamentary constituency. The minister said the party’s margin of win in the Lok Sabha elections will be bigger than the 2014 polls. Taking a jibe at Congress president Rahul Gandhi on contesting from Wayanad in Kerala in addition to Amethi, he said, “Rahul Gandhi has fled from Amethi. People of that place have seen a glimmer of development (vikaas ka diyaa) only during the five years of Modi government.” “He (Rahul Gandhi) has accepted moral defeat and has fled apprehending that the voters of Amethi will seek an answer from him for duping them,” Rana claimed. On the SP-BSP-RLD alliance, he said, “There have been attempts to forge alliances on the basis of caste, but these are not natural unions. This is only an alliance of leaders, and not of their votes or party workers. People have forged a natural alliance with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.” On the importance of western Uttar Pradesh, Rana said, “Since it is situated in close proximity to the National Capital Region, hence the western part of the state also has its share of importance in national politics.” “Western UP has always been associated with major agro-political movements. Secondly anti-national forces tried to expand their footprints during the previous governments in the region. The news of exodus also first emanated from western UP,” the UP minister said. The BJP has done a lot of work on these issues, and hence the voters are enthusiastic about the saffron party, he said.
Mumbai: Benchmark indices resumed their downward trend Wednesday as investors took money off the table amid global trade jitters and election-related uncertainty. After gyrating over 500 points intra-day, the BSE Sensex closed 203.65 points, or 0.55 per cent, lower at 37,114.88. Similarly, the broader NSE Nifty shed 65.05 points, or 0.58 per cent, to settle at 11,157. Markets had snapped their nine-session losing streak Tuesday. However, investors are still skittish about expanding their portfolio and every upmove is being used as an opportunity to book profits, experts said. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: IcraYes Bank and Tata Motors were the biggest losers in the Sensex pack, slumping 8 per cent. IndusInd Bank, Coal India, Sun Pharma, PowerGrid, Bharti Airtel, Axis Bank, Tata Steel, HUL, Maruti, L&T, M&M, ICICI Bank, HDFC and RIL too ended in the red, shedding up to 3.66 per cent. On the other hand, Bajaj Finance was the top gainer, spurting 4.11 per cent, followed by ITC, Kotak Bank, Infosys and TCS, ending up to 1.05 per cent higher. “Investors continue to be plagued by doubts surrounding global growth and US-China trade relations. Global market sentiments too remained subdued with European stocks edging lower amid US-China trade escalations. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 days”Brent crude continues to trade above the USD 70 mark. Higher oil prices could impact fiscal deficit and may force the new government to cut back infra spending,” said Hemang Jani, Head – Advisory, Sharekhan by BNP Paribas. Sectorally, BSE metal, telecom, utilities, power, auto and banking indices lost up to 2.08 per cent lower. Realty, FMCG and IT logged modest gains. In the broader markets, the BSE mid-cap and small-cap indices followed the benchmarks, falling up to 0.67 per cent. Sustained foreign fund outflows too weighed on investor sentiment. Foreign institutional investors net sold equities worth Rs 2,011.85 crore on Tuesday, while domestic institutional investors purchased shares to the tune of Rs 2,242.91 crore, provisional data available with stock exchanges showed. On the global front, markets were mixed as softer comments from US President Donald Trump regarding the trade talks with China were offset by weak Chinese retail sales data. Bourses in China, Japan and Korea ended in the green, while European stocks opened on a weak note.