Lamar Jackson: Baltimore Ravens quarterback says defences are calling out the team’s plays | NFL News

first_imgThe Baltimore Ravens have scored 20-plus points for 31-straight games entering their Week 10 matchup versus the New England Patriots – live on Sky Sports NFL, 1.20am, Monday morning – and are still averaging an NFL-best 170.1 rushing yards per game Last Updated: 12/11/20 12:53pm – Advertisement – Reigning MVP Lamar Jackson saw his pass intercepted as the Steelers ran in to take the lead against the Ravens “I knew when that play started they were coming back to that because they ran the same play on the first half, and I didn’t drop deep enough,” Highsmith said at the time, via ESPN. “So I learned from that play and just dropped deeper; the ball just fell into my hands.”At 6-2, Baltimore remain primed for a postseason bid despite the offense perhaps not being as potent as it was a year ago.Watch the Baltimore Ravens at the New England Patriots, live on Sky Sports NFL from 1.20am on Monday morning. Lamar Jackson and the Ravens are 6-2 on the season despite defences seemingly catching up to their offence
Lamar Jackson and the Ravens are 6-2 on the season despite defences seemingly catching up to their offence

Colliers International: Tourism remains the most active investment sector

first_imgTourism is still our most active sector, and investors are most interested in investing in coastal areas, and in the two largest cities, Split and Zagreb. According to the latest research and analysis of the Croatian investment and real estate market by the consulting company Colliers International, the total volume of transactions in the commercial real estate market reached about 810 million EUR, which is twice as much as in 2017, all as a result of positive investor sentiment and attractive returns. Investors focus on the retail and HTL sectors, but the number of projects under construction in most sectors is still significantly smaller than in the pre-crisis period, which has the greatest impact on prices in the housing sector. HTL most active sector However, the analysis emphasizes that numerous factors threaten the competitiveness of Croatian tourism and hinder further investment potential. Thus, the main obstacles include the level of VAT (one of the highest rates in the Mediterranean), the high rate of total wage contributions, the lack of skilled labor, bureaucracy and the increase in tourist taxes.center_img While on the one hand there is a lack of foreign investment, the leading domestic HTL players in Croatia (Adris, Valamar, Plava Laguna) have continued to make large investments to improve their quality and competitiveness. Regardless of the lack of quality real estate for sale, in 2019 it is expected to continue transactions in commercial real estate, mostly in the HTL sector, as well as to strengthen the share of office real estate in the total value of transactions. ATTACHMENT: Colliers International, / Research and analysis of the Croatian investment and real estate market (H2 2018 market overview & 2019 forecasts)last_img read more

Paradise Waters property comes with a vining garden that captures skyline views

first_img15 Seafarer Court, Paradise Waters.FRED Merritt made Paradise Waters his home six years ago after falling in love with the Gold Coast during his almost decade of organising the American flyover jets for Indy 300.Merritt and his wife Robyn split their time between Sydney and a beachside unit all through those high-octane glory days, before seriously considering a permanent relocation to 15 Seafarer Court.15 Seafarer Court, Paradise Waters.“It was the only place I wanted to go,” Merritt said. “We came from Double Bay where everyone is in a hurry but up here, it’s always so pleasant and tranquil.”The couple spends a portion of most days on the terrace, overlooking the waterway and Main Beach high-rises beyond.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North8 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago15 Seafarer Court, Paradise Waters.“I have my papers delivered of a morning and I sit out there, watching the tide,” Merritt said. “It’s just perfect and we’re facing northeast so it’s lovely. We’ll have trouble finding something to replace it.”The has almost too much space now for the Merritts with six bedrooms and five bathrooms.“We don’t really need that much room but we’ll be staying in Paradise Waters.”The property has a solar-heated pool and spa, as well as a jetty and ramp.15 Seafarer Court, Paradise Waters.Inside is a large kitchen, shared living rooms, an office, den, workshop and wine cellar.A recreation space, which could double as a billiard room, currently holds Merrett’s collection of airplane memorabilia.“It’s like a bunker that room, you can make plenty of sound and nobody would know.”last_img read more

UK roundup: DWP, pot-follows-member, TPR

first_imgThe UK government has finalised its plan for setting up an automatic transfer system for defined contribution (DC) pension pots built up during auto-enrolment. The so-called ‘pot-follows-member’ system will be implemented by October 2016 after legislation permitting its set-up passed last year.A paper from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) said it had opted for a ‘Federated Model’, with DC pots worth less than £10,000 automatically following a saver from one scheme to another as they change employer.The paper also said the system would only apply to savers within default investment funds, as any active engagement from a member would make them ineligible for automatic transfers. The Federated Model will consist of a network of registers holding information on all DC pots available for a transfer, the government said, which reduced concerns over a single point of system failure and issues arising by forcing pension schemes to communicate with one another.It will be implemented in two stages beginning next year, with solely auto-enrolment savings in default arrangements and members ‘opting-in’ to the new automated system – while its structure and integrity is tested.A second phase will then switch to an opt-out system, meaning all pots will be automatically transferred in the absence of member engagement.The DWP said it would consider expanding the policy to savings outside of default investment funds and larger pots but not until technological advancements had been made.Pensions minister Steve Webb said there could be 50m dormant pension pots without government intervention in the market.“I want to introduce pot follows member as soon as possible so we don’t lose the momentum that automatic enrolment has delivered in turning around pension saving,” he said.Elsewhere, The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has launched a new package of measures to assist trustees of UK schemes with changes coming into force in April.Later this year, the new pensions freedoms will become available for DC members, allowing them to access their savings without having to purchase an annuity, likely to result in uncertainty over retirement products and transfer requests from defined benefit (DB) members.The regulator is to begin consulting on new guidance for DB trustees on managing member transfer requests, with the Brighton-based body accepting feedback until 17 March.It has also created an ‘essential guide’ for DC schemes about the new rules regarding pensions freedoms, new governance requirements for insurance-based schemes and a 75 basis point charge cap for auto-enrolment default investment funds – also coming into force in April.There are additional communication materials for scheme managers and trustees to educate members over the risk of pension and investment scams.Stephen Soper, TPR’s interim chief executive, said: “The pensions system is undergoing one of the biggest shake-ups in generations.“As well as our own material, we’re working with the DWP, Treasury, FCA, Money Advice Service, Pensions Advisory Service and others to make sure a suite of information about the new pensions flexibilities is available, and we will signpost trustees and managers to this as it develops.”last_img read more

German managers reassert dominance over US players in KVG market

first_imgFive US asset managers have fallen out of the top 10 providers in Germany, according to an influential ranking published by Scope Analysis.Around one-fifth of Legg Mason’s funds offered on the German market lost their A-rating from Scope. Goldman Sachs Asset Management, State Street, JP Morgan Asset Management and Invesco also did not hold on to their positions at the top of the ranking.The German rating agency Scope annually ranks providers of KVGs, institutional funds on the German market.In this year’s analysis of the large asset managers, the rating agency reported that Legg Mason had suffered the biggest drop, with only 34.5% of its funds still labelled A by Scope, compared to 54.5% last year. SKAG 5 8 62.5%  MEAG 8 14 57.1%  Investec 14 25 56%  DNCA Finance8 8 100%  Robeco 19 35 54.3%  Kepler-Fonds23 37 62.2%  Vanguard Investments 11 21 52.4% Fidelity International 34 70 48.6%  Small asset manager ratingsSource: Scope Analysis, 31 March 2018Asset managerFunds with top rating No. of funds rated% top rated  Vontobel Asset Management 14 29 48.3%  Deka8316849.4% Metzler 14 25 56%  Alliance Bernstein 19 37 51.4%  German providers including Metzler, Union Investment, Vontobel and Allianz Global Investors replaced them in the top 10 list, alongside Investec.Both Vontobel and Investec were rated among the top large asset managers (with more than 25 evaluated funds) for the first time this year.“An increased German presence is significant because the purely quantitative KVG ranking tends to favour foreign managers,” Scope said in its analysis.The analysts said that major international asset managers usually only offered a fraction of their funds – usually their most successful – to the German market.“German managers, on the other hand, are represented by their entire product offering in the KVG ranking,” Scope added.At the beginning of last year only one German provider, Deka, had been among the top 10, The first place in the ranking was maintained by Austria’s Kepler-Fonds: 62% of its funds currently hold an A-rating from, Scope compared to 56% for Investec and Metzler.In total, Scope evaluated 5,900 UCITS funds on offer in Germany from 313 asset managers with a KVG license. Only 8.5% of this total held A-ratings.This also included funds from smaller asset managers, with between eight and 24 rated funds.In this ranking Comgest lost its top position despite 12 of its 17 evaluated funds (70.6%) holding an A-rating. This was down from 90% last year.Comgest was overtaken by two small boutiques with only eight evaluated funds each: DNCA Finance – which achieved an A-rating for all eight of its products – and Sparinvest (six out of eight).Large asset manager ratingsSource: Scope Analysis, 31 March 2018Asset managerFunds with top rating No. of funds rated% top rated  T Rowe Price142263.6% JO Hambro Investment Management 8 15 53.3%  Union Investment 53 109 48.6%  SparInvest 6 8 75%  Degroof Petercam Asset Management 9 14 64.3%  Allianz Global Investors 48 108 44.4%  Comgest 12 17 70.6%  Wellington Management 16 23 69.6% last_img read more

Equinor to drill seven new wells at Gullfaks to recover even more resources

first_imgNorwegian oil and gas major Equinor and its partners have decided to drill seven new wells at Gullfaks field located offshore Norway and improve oil recovery by 17 million barrels. Equinor is the operator of the Gullfaks field with a 51% interest and its partners are Petoro (30%) and OMV (19%). Gullfaks lies in the Tampen area in the northern part of the North Sea. Water depth in the area is 130-220 meters.On behalf of the license partners, Equinor’s executive vice president for Development and Production Norway, Arne Sigve Nylund, on Tuesday presented an amended plan for development and operation (PDO) to the minister of petroleum and energy, Kjell-Børge Freiberg, at the Sandefjord Conference.“Our ambition is to maintain profitable production from the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS) for several decades. Wells that can be drilled fast and at a low cost, near existing infrastructure, will be a major contributor,” said Nylund.Equinor said that the partners would invest about NOK 2.3 billion ($269.1M) in the Gullfaks project.The wells will be drilled in the Shetland Group, a carbonate reservoir that lies above the main reservoir at the North Sea Gullfaks field.According to Equinor, drilling on Gullfaks is challenging due to the carbonate reservoir. A well test in 2012 proved however that also this reservoir had an oil production potential. The Gullfaks partners have therefore invested more than NOK one billion in production wells in this formation since 2013, which have so far produced more than six million barrels of oil from Shetland/Lista phase 1.As this reservoir could potentially produce more oil by use of water injection, the authorities requested the Gullfaks partners to submit an amended PDO in 2019.The Gullfaks partners are now ready to recover even more resources by use of water injection and new production wells in the Shetland/Lista phase 2 development. A total of seven horizontal wells is planned to be drilled by use of existing drilling facilities on Gullfaks.“These formations that used to pose a challenge are now due to producing at a break-even below USD 30 per barrel – I find that to be a nice bonus from Gullfaks,” said Nylund.The oil from Shetland/Lista is a small contribution to the total Gullfaks reserves, but a major contributor to the remaining field potential.Furthermore, the project deepens our knowledge of carbonate reservoir production, which can be used in other parts of the world.last_img read more

‘Ganga Farmer’ fined over half a million dollars

first_img Tweet Sharing is caring! 65 Views   one comment Share LocalNews ‘Ganga Farmer’ fined over half a million dollars by: – July 29, 2011center_img Share Share In photo: Cannabis plants. Photo credit: pictures.comOne man of Petite Coulibrie Estate who called himself a ‘ganga farmer’ will have up to January 31st, 2011, to come up with $611,000.00 to pay the courts or he stands the risk of serving 1 year and 8 months at the Dominica State Prison.Magistrate Ossie Lewis told Russel Vigilante that ganga farmers will be ordered by the court to pay ‘heavy’ fines, after he pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis and cultivation of 3668 cannabis trees.Vigilante was arrested after police found the drugs on his farm while carrying out bush patrols at Grandbay on July 28th, 2011.He was ordered to pay $100,000.00 forthwith while the other $511,000.00 is expected to be paid by the end of January next year.Magistrate Ossie Lewis indicated that the fine, was in his discretion, the minimum penalty for the controlled drugs, which weighed 611.33 pounds.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Thiem floors Nadal, Zverev knocks out Wawrinka as youngsters gun into semis

first_img Loading… Nadal (L) was going for his 20th Grand Slam title “I was lucky in the right situation – the net cord was really on my side,” Thiem said. “But it’s necessary because he is one of the greatest of all time. You need some luck to beat him.” Several young players have been knocking on the door of the Big Three of Nadal, Federer and Djokovic, and either Thiem or Zverev will get a chance to kick it open in Sunday’s final. – ‘Almost too focused’ – Germany’s Zverev rallied from a set down to halt three-time Major-winner Wawrinka 1-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 and reach his first Grand Slam semi-final. “I was doing things in a way too professional way. I was not talking to anybody. I wasn’t going out with friends. I wasn’t having dinner. I was just really almost too focused.” “I changed that a little bit this week… maybe this is how it should happen,” he added. Wimbledon champion Simona Halep has also benefited from a more relaxed approach as she swept aside Anett Kontaveit 6-1, 6-1 to reach the semi-finals without dropping a set. The Romanian fourth seed, who is spending time away from tennis between matches, said she was finally feeling comfortable on the biggest stage. “I just feel more confident and I feel like I’m able to do it,” said Halep, who is going after her third Major title. “It’s just a feeling that you don’t see this trophy as impossible anymore.” Simona Halep beat Anett Kontaveit to reach the semi-finalsBig things have been tipped for Zverev since he burst into the top 10 in 2017, but he said that until now he has been pushing himself too hard at the Majors.center_img Dominic Thiem shocked top seed Rafael Nadal and Alexander Zverev ousted former champion Stan Wawrinka as tennis’s young pretenders stole a march on the old guard to reach the Australian Open semi-finals on Wednesday. Austria’s Dominic Thiem earned his first Grand Slam victory over Rafael Nadal Austria’s Thiem, 26, beat Nadal 7-6 (7⁄3), 7-6 (7⁄4), 4-6, 7-6 (8⁄6) – his first win in six attempts at Grand Slams, including two French Open finals – to end the 33-year-old’s bid to equal Roger Federer’s record 20 Major titles. Earlier Zverev, 22, beat 2014 champion Wawrinka, 34, to go into a semi-final with Thiem, meaning that one of them will reach Sunday’s final against Roger Federer or Novak Djokovic, who have won 12 of the last 14 Australian Open titles. Thiem had Nadal’s measure in the first two sets and he recovered from dropping the third to win the fourth-set tie-breaker, getting off the floor after falling to win one point and enjoying some luck from the net cord to set up the third and decisive match point. Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoNo Good Disney Role Models For Boys?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksOnly The Chosen Ones Can Appear On-Screen Even After Their DeathPretty Awesome Shows That Just Got CanceledDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?A Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThe Best Cars Of All Time Spain’s Garbine Muguruza is going for her third Grand Slam title Read Also: Aussie Open: Zverev sweeps past Wawrinka to make first Grand Slam semi Halep’s semi-final is against fellow two-time Slam-winner Garbine Muguruza, who continued her impressive return to form by beating Russian 30th seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 7-5, 6-3. “I’m excited to play my first semi-final here,” said the unseeded former world number one, who won the 2016 French Open and 2017 Wimbledon. “I’ve known her (Halep) for quite a long time so it’s going to be a tough match,” she added. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Victorias local jailed for ‘selling drugs’

first_imgEleven sachets of suspected shabu valued ataround P10,000 were seized from 49-year-old resident Maricor De Asis around6:30 a.m. on Sunday, a police report showed. Aside from suspected illegal drugs, P400 cash,P400 marked money and a cellphone were also confiscated from De Asis, thereport added.   BACOLOD City – A woman was arrested in abuy-bust operation in Barangay 1, Victorias City, Negros Occidental.  center_img The suspect was detained in the custodialfacility of the Victorias City police station, facing charges for violation ofRepublic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PNlast_img read more

409 new dengue cases recorded in Iloilo province

first_imgILOILO – By the38th morbidity week (Sept. 15 to 21, 2019), the Provincial Health Office (PHO)recorded 409 new cases of dengue. PHO identified 10areas with high dengue cases. These were: Pototan (1,417 cases with 12 deaths),Cabatuan (901 cases with five deaths), Passi City (863 cases with one death),Dumangas (853 cases with two deaths), Maasin (767 cases with four deaths),Calinog (742 cases with two deaths), Santa Barbara (726 cases with threedeaths), Dingle (709 cases with one death), Sara (706 cases with four deaths),and Lambunao (702 cases with five deaths). Last year from Jan.1 to Sept. 21, PHO recorded 1,521 cases (with five deaths). Dengue is amosquito-borne viral infection causing a severe flu-like illness that couldsometimes be fatal. Its carriers are day-biting mosquitoes (Aedes albpictus andAedes aegypti). Trabado said the 4Sstrategy must be sustained. It stands for: search and destroy mosquito breedingplaces, self-protection measures, seek early consultation for fever lastingmore than two days, and say “no” to indiscriminate fogging./PN For severe dengue,the warning signs to look out for are: severe abdominal pain, persistentvomiting, rapid breathing, bleeding gums, blood in vomit, fatigue, andrestlessness. PHO also named thefive areas with the least dengue cases. These were Batad (104), San Joaquin(109 cases with one death), Tubungan (113 cases with one death), Guimbal (114cases with one death), and San Rafael (148). These brought to19,929 the dengue cases (with 77 deaths) in the province recorded since Jan. 1this year. “Do not becomplacent,” she told residents. Dr. Patricia GraceTrabado, PHO chief, reiterated the importance of constant cleanups specificallytargeting clear, stagnant water where dengue mosquitoes breed. According to theWorld Health Organization, individuals should suspect dengue when a high fever(40 degrees centigrade) is accompanied by two of the following symptoms: severeheadache, pain behind the eyes, nausea / vomiting, swollen glands, muscle andjoint pains, and rash.last_img read more