Deka scandal spreads into valuation

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Tokyo to reopen gyms in next phase of post-emergency road map

first_imgTokyo entered into phase one on Tuesday with the reopening of museums, libraries and indoor sports facilities. Restaurants, which had been asked to stop providing alcohol by 7 p.m. and close by 8 p.m., can now stay open and offer alcohol until 10 p.m.The metropolitan government is considering moving onto phase two, in which theaters, cinemas and cram schools can reopen, as early as this month provided infection numbers and other criteria are met.Topics : The Tokyo metropolitan government is set to remove restrictions on sports gyms in the second phase of its three-step plan to ease business suspension requests in the capital after Japan has lifted a state of emergency over the novel coronavirus pandemic, sources close to the matter said Tuesday.Establishments such as gyms and karaoke bars, deemed to be high-risk environments for cluster infections, were originally set to reopen only after restrictions on all other businesses had been lifted.Karaoke bars will be able to reopen in the third phase of the capital’s road map, which was revised following the inclusion of such establishments in the central government’s post-emergency policy on Monday.last_img read more

Explainer: What 1.1 million foreign students contribute to the US economy

first_imgThe immigration order is likely to affect just a fraction of the total number of students. Nevertheless, two top universities went to court on Wednesday to try to stop it.Foreign students’ financial contributions are keenly felt in some schools and communities, where they pay higher tuition bills than some local students, and support real estate markets and local jobs.Jobs and real estateForeign students contributed $44.7 billion to the US economy during 2018, the IIE report says, citing the US Department of Commerce. The Trump administration said on Monday that foreign university students will have to leave the country if their classes are all taught online – clouding the future of tens of thousands of enrollees and potentially straining budgets at schools struggling to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic.About 1.1 million foreign students attended US higher education institutions in the 2018-19 school year, according to a report issued by the State Department and the Institute of International Education (IIE), and they made up 5.5% of the entire US higher education enrollment.Most US universities have not decided yet whether they will have all online classes, in-person teaching, or some sort of hybrid when classes start again in the fall. They supported https://www.nafsa.org/policy-and-advocacy/policy-resources/nafsa-international-student-economic-value-tool-v2#main-content around 460,000 jobs in the United States in the 2018-19 academic year, estimates NAFSA, an international education advocacy group. The majority of these jobs are in higher education itself, but accommodation, retail, transportation, and health insurance also benefit, it concludes.The financial support for these 1.1 million students comes mostly from overseas too, the IIE report says – 57% of foreign students say their primary funding comes from their own personal or family sources, and another 5% from foreign governments, foreign universities, or overseas sponsors.China was the largest contributor to the foreign student body in the United States, followed by India and Saudi Arabia, the reports says.Chinese real estate purchases hit $30 billion in the twelve months ended March 2018, the National Association of Realtors reports https://www.nar.realtor/sites/default/files/documents/2019-profile-of-international-activity-in-u-s-residential-real-estate-07-17-2019.pdf, but fell to $13.4 billion in the next 12 months, in part because of US-China frictions. About 10% of Chinese purchases were made for student use, the realtor group said, the highest portion for any international buyers.Revenues that benefit us studentsForeign students in the United States often pay more to attend school than local students, including paying “out-of-state” tuition at publicly-funded state schools and additional charges aimed at oversees entrants.These charges brought in more than $10 million in extra annual revenue at Purdue University, a dean told the Institute of Higher Education in 2015.Big schools that are household names are likely to have a long waiting list of possible enrollees, available to take the place of any international student, said Terry Hartle, senior vice president of government and public affairs for the American Council on Education, which represents schools in Washington, DC.However, he said, “it’s no secret that many international students pay full tuition, and that this is a source of revenue that enables schools to offer student aid and other discounts to other students.”center_img Topics :last_img read more

BOUNCE BACK: A more healthy Bourama Sidibe looks to live up to his potential

first_imgSyracuse fans haven’t seen the Bourama Sidibe that they expected. They haven’t seen the player who can drive to the basket from the top of the key or jump around the gym. That Sidibe, the four-star recruit, disappeared before his freshman season when he was diagnosed with tendonitis in his left knee.While Sidibe never missed more than seven games in a season, the injury has impacted his play for the past two years. It’s limited his explosion off the ground and sometimes even prevented him from running up and down the floor. Sidibe, who hasn’t averaged more than 12.4 minutes in a season, likely would’ve rested more during his freshman year had the team possessed another option for a big man, he said.Now like the two seasons prior, Syracuse has little choice but to use Sidibe in the rotation. Paschal Chukwu, the man Sidibe spent the last two years spelling time for, graduated, leaving Sidibe as the oldest among a center group which includes two freshmen. Despite surgery after his freshman season and two years of balancing rehab and gameplay, Sidibe’s still not 100% healthy. Perhaps, he never will be. But if the 6-foot-10-inch big man from Mali can flash the skills which brought him to SU, the Orange may have an answer to their perplexing front court situation.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“There’s a Bourama you guys haven’t seen yet that’s going to unleash real soon,” said Mark Taylor, Sidibe’s high school coach at St. Benedict’s Preparatory (New Jersey) School.Before coming to the United States, Sidibe learned to play basketball in Spain at the Canterbury School, an English-language school located in the Canary Islands. At 13, Sidibe arrived in Spain at 6-foot-6, 147 pounds of raw talent. He couldn’t shoot well then, often using two hands and struggled to handle the ball.,Santiago Lopez Hernandez, the head coach at Canterbury, trained Sidibe to play from anywhere on the court. Sidibe learned the traditional post moves a player his height could use and also how to play facing the basket.Canterbury’s offense was fluid, often interchanging the traditional four and five positions. This allowed Sidibe to drive to the basket from near the 3-point line, run the fast break and sometimes even hit shots from beyond the arc.A highlight tape from Sidibe’s flaunts him as a stretch four. The first section of the tape, titled “Fast break,” shows Sidibe repeatedly running the length of the floor and flushing dunks or layups. On some plays, he even dribbles by opponents in transition before pulling the ball up close to his body and carrying forward with a step or two toward the basket. “That’s how I grew up in basketball,” Sidibe said. “Actually moving around, not standing in the zone waiting for somebody to give me the ball then finish it.”Sidibe was known for his athleticism at St. Benedict’s, too. Taylor recalls Sidibe’s speed as his most impressive attribute including his ability to recoil on a jump, often tipping in his own missed layups. It’s a skill few big men have, Taylor said.St. Benedict’s didn’t do any official measurements of speed. Still, Sidibe’s explosiveness was evident in drills. In one exercise, coaches ricocheted the ball off the backboard and players chased after it. The first player to the ball wouldn’t run extra. Sidibe rarely ran.“He can drive by guys, especially big guys,” Taylor said. “When he catches the ball at the elbow, he’s very quick to the rim.” Published on November 4, 2019 at 1:15 am Contact Josh: jlschafe@syr.edu | @Schafer_44,Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Sidibe flashed his abilities sparingly at Syracuse. In his freshman season, he scored 18 points and snagged 16 rebounds in a January game against Pittsburgh. His 28 minutes would remain a career-high across the next two seasons.“Bourama’s a junior, he’s never played here,” head coach Jim Boeheim said. “Two years he didn’t play. Played one game, two games maybe in two years. So he’s just starting out.”Sidibe played through pain for all of his first two seasons, he said. Some games, he’d look down the court knowing he couldn’t make it back without lumbering in agony.Tendonitis often spawns from overuse and is known as jumper’s knee, most often occurring in sports where athletes jump repeatedly on hard surfaces, like basketball, according to the Mayo Clinic.Sidibe squats every other day now, often doing leg extensions and curls as well. All are meant to strengthen the muscles around his knee. But the best remedy may have come this summer when he returned to Mali for two months and barely touched a basketball.,He arrived back to Syracuse in July and felt rejuvenated. The trainers noticed he moved better on the court. Teammates acknowledged he could attack the rim better. In Italy, albeit against inferior opponents, he tallied a 17-rebound game and finished another with a double-double.“The way he was moving, the way he was rebounding it was just like, ‘wow this is a different guy, different player,’” Syracuse guard Elijah Hughes said.In Syracuse’s final tune-up before the regular season, Sidibe showed flashes of the player he can be. He finished putback opportunities off rebounds — sometimes from the paint, others following the shooter down the lane. He swung his legs past defenders and finished layups when teammates dished him the ball. And when it came time to run the court, he barreled down the middle of the paint and snagged a missed 3-pointer.He still didn’t move enough on the court at times, Boeheim said after the scrimmage. The Syracuse system is different than ones Sidibe has played in the past. Entering his third season, the center is still learning his place with the Orange. He doesn’t get the ball as often and needs to create for himself off the offensive boards rather than the possession running through him.“I feel like I’m not fully there yet but like it’s a process I’m on my way,” Sidibe said.Sidibe may never be the player he could’ve been before tendinitis. It’s too hard to tell if his aggravated injury will return in full force once more. At least for now, he has his bounce back.Banner photo by Corey Henry | Photo Editor Commentslast_img read more

N. Zealand coach wants rules review after ‘hollow’ World Cup final

first_imgHe said that was a shame but the New Zealanders had signed up to the rules that governed the tournament.“At the end of the day nothing separated us, no one lost the final, but there was a crowned winner and there it is,” he told Newstalk ZB.The New Zealand captain and his teammates have been widely praised for the grace with which they accepted the gut-wrenching defeat.“Williamson has shown sports fans and elite athletes alike how to behave with humility, how to accept heartbreak,” stuff.co.nz columnist Kevin Norquay wrote.“You don’t need to smash your equipment, yell at the umpire, or swear at and threaten rival batsmen, even with the stress of a World Cup on your mind; this news will be foreign territory to some.”There have been calls in New Zealand to give the team a ticker-tape parade, regardless of the result.Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that was unlikely but she wanted to ensure that the players received “a heroes’ welcome” when they returned to the country.New Zealand Cricket said they were in discussions with the government about when that would take place.“At the moment, however, with some players arriving back at different times, some not arriving back at all, and others having alternative playing commitments, it’s just not practical,” they said.“Hopefully, given the interest surrounding this, we can organise something appropriate in the weeks to come.”Share on: WhatsApp New Zealand’s captain Kane Williamson pointed out his team was not defeated on the pitch, saying it instead fell victim to “fine print” in the rules. Here, he reacts as he waits for the trophy presentation after losing the Cricket World Cup final match against England at Lord’s cricket ground in LondonWellington, New Zealand | AFP | New Zealand coach Gary Stead has called for the Cricket World Cup’s rules to be overhauled, labelling the showpiece final “hollow” after England defeated the Black Caps on a technicality.The teams could not be separated at the end of both regular play and a Super Over shootout, so England were handed victory because they had a superior boundary count.“It’s a very, very hollow feeling that you can play 100 overs and score the same amount of runs and still lose the game, but that’s the technicalities of sport,” Stead told reporters in remarks released by New Zealand Cricket on Tuesday.He said such a thrilling match, which has been hailed by many experts as the greatest one-day game in history, deserved a better way to determine the result.“There’s going to be many things they look at over the whole tournament — I’m sure when they were writing the rules they never expected a World Cup final to happen like that,” he said.“I’m sure it’ll be reviewed (and) there’s many different ways that they’ll probably explore.”Stead shrugged off suggestions England had been mistakenly handed an extra run after a throw from a fielder hit the bat of a diving Ben Stokes’ and deflected to the boundary in the final over of regular play.England were awarded six runs but former umpire Simon Taufel said they should only have got five as the batsmen had not crossed for their second run when the throw was made.“I didn’t actually know that,” Stead said. “But at the end of the day the umpires are there to rule.“They’re human as well, like players, and sometimes there’s a mistake but that’s just the human aspect of sport.”– ‘We didn’t lose’ –Skipper Kane Williamson pointed out his team was not defeated on the pitch, saying it instead fell victim to “fine print” in the rules.last_img read more

Pattaya Sport Club Golf Schedule – Friday July 13, 2018 –…

first_imgRetox Game OnTreasure Hill Siam Country Khao Kheow The Players Lounge PhoenixGreen ValleyPSC Monthly The EmeraldPSC Monthly GreenwoodKhao Kheow PattaviaThe EmeraldPSC Monthly PattaviaPSC Monthly PSC Monthly Bangpra The Golf ClubSoi Dao Bangpra Pattaya C.C.BuraphaPSC Monthly PSC Monthly PSC Monthly Bunker BoysCrystal Bay Apple’s IrishBangpra Green ValleyGreen ValleyPSC Monthly The LinksEastern Star Khao Kheow PattaviaPSC Monthly DATE: Fri13Sat14Sun15Mon16Tue17Wed18Thu19Fri20 The Bunker Boys meet at the M-Club off Pattaya 3rd Road for golf outings every Monday, Wednesday and Friday (www.bunkersociety.com). Transportation leaves from Cafe Kronborg on Soi Diana Inn at 8:15 a.m. on Mondays and Thursdays, (contact Bjarne, tel. 038 423203, 038 423809). Colin’s Bar plays golf Sun/Mon/Wed & Fri (www.colinsbar.com). The Growling Swan plays golf on Monday & Thursday (www.thegrowlingswan.com). Lewiinski’s departs from Soi Pattayaland One (Soi Pattaya 13/3) at 9:00 a.m. on its scheduled days. of Sunday, Monday, Tuesday/Wednesday and Friday. The Pattaya Links Hotel Golf Society departs from Soi Buakhao on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Call Phil on 0625 933 380 or visit www.thelinkshotelpattaya.com. The Outback Golf Bar is situated 6km from Sukhumvit Rd. along Siam Country Club Road. Telephone Andre on 092-617-4951 or visit www.outbackgolfbar.asia. The Golf Club is located on Soij LK Metro. Call Phil on 090 769 3778. Tropical Golf meets at BJ’s Holiday Lodge at 8am on Tuesday’ & Friday. Call Derek on 089 034 0629 Growling Swan Cafe Kronborg GreenwoodBuraphaPSC Monthly Tropical GolfPattavia Green ValleyPattaya C.C.PSC Monthly Le KataiCrystal Bay Soi Diana Sports PlutaluangPSC Monthly PlutaluangBangpraPSC Monthly Siam Old CoursePSC Monthly Lewiinski’sSiam Old CouresGreen Valley BangpakongGreenwoodPSC Monthly Billabong GolfBurapha Colin’s GolfCrystal BayGreen ValleyPattaviaBangpraPSC Monthly PSC Monthly Sugar ShackKing’s Naga Valley View HackersGreen Valley Green Valley I Roverslast_img read more