Are Barclays shares a buy now?

first_imgAre Barclays shares a buy now? Royston Roche | Monday, 11th January, 2021 | More on: BARC I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Royston Roche has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Barclays. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this ‘double agent’! Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Don’t miss our special stock presentation.It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about.They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market.That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’.Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it.To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today…center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. Enter Your Email Address 2020 has not been a good year for the stock market. It has been even worse for a large bank like Barclays (LSE: BARC), as its shares fell 14% in the past year. The returns are worse than the FTSE 100 index, which has dropped 11% in the same period.It has been indeed been a roller-coaster ride since the start of the pandemic in March. There is also positive news that the investors who have bought the stock at the beginning of September have a return of approximately 40%.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Macro environmentThe new variant of the coronavirus has come as a shock to retailers as the government was forced to announce a national lockdown on January 4, 2021. Investors will be keenly watching as to when the government will relax the lockdown. Moderna became the third Covid-19 vaccine to be approved in the UK as the new cases rise rapidly.Brexit will likely be another blow to the economy in the near term, and we are uncertain of the confusion that might prevail in the initial months.The Bank of England in its December meeting unanimously decided to keep the interest rates on hold at 0.1% against a backdrop of rising coronavirus infections and Brexit disruption.FundamentalsBarclays is diversified with the Wholesale division (57% of Q3 2020 YTD income) and net interest income (37% of Q3 2020 YTD income). This is positive for the bank since it relies less on interest income during this low-interest period.Year to date, total income increased by 3% year on year to £16.8bn. This was primarily helped by a 24% increase in Corporate and Investment Bank (CIB) income. The bank has been slowly increasing the market share in FICC and equities since 2017. Barclays’ International income grew by 11% y-o-y to £12.4bn and its UK income fell 12% y-o-y to £4.7bn. The bank’s profits fell 27% y-o-y to £1.3bn.The bank is well capitalised with a CET1 ratio of 14.6% when compared to 13.8% at the end of December 2019.While management expects certain headwinds to income in Barclays UK to persist in 2021, I believe the CIB franchise is well positioned for the future after a strong performance this year.The bank has already started cost-cutting measures as it looks to reduce its real estate expenses in the U.K., U.S. and India as more operations are moving to remote working.Barclays shares might restart dishing out dividends this year as the Prudential Regulatory Authority  has given the green signal for the banks to make dividend payment which was stopped to increase the capital level and protect the banks from potential loan losses during the pandemic.The macro environment is challenging, and the uncertainty makes me want to avoid Barclays shares at the moment. The bank is currently trading at a P/B ratio of 0.41 when compared to the historical five-year average of 0.46. In my opinion, the discount is not very large taking into consideration the macro risks and the expected growth. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Royston Rochelast_img read more

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Top medical team for 2010

first_imgA player is carried off the field duringthe 2006 Fifa World Cup. Two stretcherteams, each comprising a doctor andfour paramedics, will be required atevery match played during the 2010Fifa World Cup. (Image: BBC)Tamara O’Reilly A select team of medical experts in South Africa has been appointed to advise the 2010 Local Organising Committee (LOC) on healthcare services for the 2009 Fifa Confederations Cup and the 2010 Fifa World Cup.The group of 10 professionals will work closely with Fifa chief medical officer Professor Jiri Dvorak, who has served in this position for four football world cups, to roll out Fifa and the LOC’s Medical Services Plan for the two tournaments.“We are delighted and highly encouraged by the number of healthcare professionals who have heeded this call and the cooperation we have received from Safa [South African Football Association], the regions, the PSL [Premier Soccer League] and the clubs in this regard,” said Dr Victor Ramathesele, the 2010 LOC’s general medical officer. “This augurs well for our successful hosting of these events and achievement of our legacy objectives. We also acknowledge the outstanding support we have received from government, Fifa and the Fifa medical office in all our activities.”The medical advisory team will be involved in the formulation of policies, protocols and operating procedures that will cover the provision of essential medical services in and around match venues and training grounds. The team will also ensure that 24-hour specialist and sport medicine services are available to all players participating in the tournament and that healthcare providers are trained accordingly. Training courses for all medical staff will be developed by the team.Support staffThe advisory team will be supported by venue medical officers and Fifa medical officers who will be in charge of rolling out the medical plans, coordinating medical activities, conducting research and doping control services at each match venue.Venue medical officers from each host city have been appointed for their knowledge of the cities in which they operate and their expertise in the areas of research, emergency medicine, mass-gathering medicine and sports medicine.In addition to transferring patients to accredited hospitals, the support group will manage the two stretcher teams for the field, which each comprise a doctor and four paramedics. They will also work closely with fire fighters, paramedics and police who will be managing emergency medical posts for spectators and the media in the stadium. According to Fifa, there will be one doctor on standby for every 10 000 spectators.“Knowing the high standard of medical care at the different South African university and private hospitals, I have no doubt that the medical facilities in South Africa already satisfy Fifa World Cup requirements. We still have time for improvement and will exercise our collaboration for the first time during the Fifa Confederations Cup in June 2009,” said Dvorak.Doping controlNext to injury prevention, doping control is very important to the tournament and in this regard strict measures will need to be put in place to ensure Fifa requirements are met. Heading up the doping control services and infrastructure is Khalid Galant, the newly appointed CEO of the South African Institute for Drug-free Sport, and Dr Pieter van der Merwe, head of the World Anti-Doping Agency accredited doping control laboratory at the University of Free State in Bloemfontein.“The Organising Committee has a legacy policy that seeks to ensure that football has sustainable gains that derive from the 2010 Fifa World Cup and related activities. With regard to health and medical services, and in close collaboration with Safa structures including the PSL, the committee has embarked on a campaign to involve healthcare professionals who are associated with football in most of these activities,” added Dr Irvin Khoza, chairman of the 2010 LOC.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Tamara O’Reilly at [email protected] linksFifa 2009 Fifa Confederations CupRelated linksSafa and PSL aboard for 2010 LOC calls for 5 000 volunteers Fifa medical centre for SAlast_img read more

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The Loeries, the award-winning radio ad and other collaborations

first_imgBrand South Africa’s Play Your Part initiative was one of 34 Gold award winners at the Loeries this year. Here’s more on the award-winning radio ad and the current campaigns of Play Your Part.Sithembile Ntombela (right), Brand South Africa’s general manager of marketing, is pleased with the Loerie Gold award won for the Play Your Part radio ad. Here she is with Thobile Mushwana, a Play Your Part ambassador. (Images: Mathiba Molefe)Melissa JavanBrand South Africa’s Play Your Part won a Gold award at the Loeries this year, held at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban. The Loeries awards ceremonies were held on 19 and 20 August 2017 during Loeries Creative Week Durban.The Loeries are the marketing and advertising industry’s awards. They are an opportunity for brands and marketers to view the very best work coming out of the region. All countries from Africa and the Middle East may enter all the categories, but entries from outside South Africa are judged separately.The Media Update reported that more than 3,000 entries were received, with 20% of them from outside South Africa. A total of 800 brands were represented by 400 agencies from 18 countries in Africa and the Middle East.The awardsThere were more than 240 Loeries awarded in 22 categories, including five Grand Prix, 34 Golds, 24 CraftGolds, 73 Silvers, and 102 Bronzes.The special awards included Nathan Reddy of Grid Worldwide, who was inducted into the Loeries Hall of Fame. He is the first designer to receive this honour.Brand South Africa was entered in the Radio Communication: South African Non-English Radio Station Commercials category. Its agency, The Odd Number, won the Gold for the After Tears radio ad for Play Your Part.Listen to the advert (or read the subtitles) here:In the same category, The Odd Number won a Silver for its BBC Lifestyle campaign, Hell’s Kitchen – Mama, Mfundisi, for the Hell’s Kitchen initiative.Joe Public won a Silver award for its Back to School campaign for Jet, called Hand-me-downs – Is’khaftini, Is’cathulo, Isokisi.Runners-up in the category were DDB, which won a Bronze for the Medal Paints Inkanyamba campaign, as did I See A Different You for the self-promotion campaign, Wa hamba Nathi.Communication for niche audiencesLoeries CEO Andrew Human told Campaign Middle East that the Loeries focused on being a regional specialist show. “In our judging, our judges are guided to look for regional excellence, to look for regional relevance.“Often you might find that niche work that may be overlooked in a global show, is what really comes out here and might get a strong award… We are looking for work in local languages that has a small cultural significance to the niche audience,” he said.“It doesn’t have to be a global campaign. It doesn’t have to make sense in London and in New York City. It can make sense in one city, in one country and region and we want to see how communication is being targeted to niche regional audiences.”The Q&APlay Your Part is a movement not a campaign, explained Sithembile Ntombela, Brand South Africa’s general manager of marketing. She was speaking at the media launch of the Play Your Part television series on 24 August 2017. “A campaign ends.“It is imperative to get South Africans to rally behind the Nation’s Brand. There are endless opportunities of getting involved and that is Play Your Part is a call to action programme that challenges every South African to play their part in their communities and contribute towards a positive social change.Sithembile NtombelaJournalist Melissa Javan spoke to Ntombela following the Gold Loerie win; she talked about what Play Your Part was currently doing:Melissa Javan: Congratulations on the Loerie win. How do you feel about it?Sithembile Ntombela: Ecstatic! Play Your Part was launched in 2011 with an objective of promoting active citizenship among citizens with a view that when we as a collective play our part, we will achieve what is set out in the country’s vision.After six years of hard work, receiving a gold award is a huge success and a key milestone for the organisation. This is also indicative of a hard working organisation, an organisation that continues to create a Nation Brand that inspires its people and is admired globally. Play Your Part affords us with a platform of bringing inspiration to life.MJ: What was the idea behind the radio ad?SN: The big idea was to show the reality of the consequences of driving after drinking alcohol. We believe that the number of road accidents continue to be on the rise and the campaign objective was really to activate the “rude awakening” of this reality.That is why the set of the ad is in heaven. If all citizens can play their part and promote responsible driving, the number of accidents can be reduced.MJ: Why was it specifically targeted at non-English speakers?SN: My view is that due to the lingo used, the ad lands itself naturally to a vernacular station. The plan is to get stakeholders to promote the ad and flight it on various platforms, including social media.MJ: Was it part of a campaign?SN: It was a tactical advert in support of the Arrive Alive campaign, which is often championed by the Department of Transport.MJ: How often does Brand South Africa do campaigns like these?SN: Brand South Africa works with and through various stakeholders and there are different collaborations that often take place. For example, there are the South African Premier Business Awards in collaboration with Proudly SA and the Department of Trade and Industry.However, this advert will be aired on different radio channels during the holiday season, with the objective of issuing a strong call to action.MJ: Can you name a few campaigns you are busy with now?SN: We are working with the Department of Trade and Industry on the South African Premier Business Awards. We are also busy with the Play Your Part TV series, which will start airing on 26 August 2017 on SABC 2, at 18h00.In addition, we are promoting the nation brand on international platforms through a partnership with CNN. We have an on-going media engagement to strengthen our relations with the media and get them to understand the nation brand performance.MJ: How important are the Loeries for South Africa?SN: Very important. They enhance the nation brand’s reputation and hopefully this can help in promoting the visibility of Brand South Africa. For me, the Loeries are a platform of celebrating creativity, talent and innovation. If a brand gets recognition at the Loeries, it enhances that brand’s reputation.MJ: Any final thoughts?SN: We will continue to work hard to ensure that the nation brand is recognised and that many South Africans can rally behind the brand and support Brand South Africa in advancing the long-term reputation and competitiveness of South Africa.Watch this year’s Loeries and the winners on its official site.Sources: Loeries, Campaign Middle East and Campaign Middle East, YouTube.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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Trust to boost education partnerships

first_img17 July 2013Government, business, labour and civil society collaboration to improve the quality of education in South Africa entered a new phase on Tuesday with the launch of the National Education Collaboration Framework Trust (NECT).The trust is a civil society partnership aimed at strengthening cooperation among business, labour and civil society formations to improve education outcomes in the country.Speaking at the launch of the trust in Pretoria on Tuesday, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe said the initiative would multiply opportunities for collaborations that enabled government and education stakeholders to bring about improvements in a co-ordinated fashion.“Like you, we believe that both the government and the non-governmental groupings have a common goal of improving the quality of education, but do not as yet share a common understanding of the roles that they expect of each other or have to play towards achieving this common goal.”Motlanthe noted that interventions by the private sector had demonstrated that even learners that attended poorly resourced schools could achieve excellent results if provided with the required support.According to the Department of Basic Education, the trust will not replace current civil society and business projects in education. Rather, it will galvanise the many civil society and government commitments that already exist, applying lessons from the past and seizing existing opportunities to improve education.The trust’s objectives will include improving the quality of schooling, overseeing the implementation of national education collaboration programmes, and ensuring that such programmes are suited to their context.Also speaking at Tuesday’s launch, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga commended the trust’s members for working tirelessly for the formation of the initiative, which has the thumbs-up from all stakeholders.The NECT’s founding trustee include FirstRand CEO Sizwe Nxasana; Business Leadership SA’s Mark Lamberti; Deloitte executive chair Futhi Mtoba; Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga; Basic Education Director-General Bobby Soobrayan; National Professional Teachers’ Association of SA president Basil Manuel; SA Democratic Teachers Union deputy secretary-general Nkosana Dolopi; and Brian Figaji, former vice-chancellor of Peninsula Technikon.The NECT’s patrons include businessman Cyril Ramaphosa, former Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Business Leadership SA president Bobby Godsell, and James Motlatsi, former president of the National Union of Mineworkers.Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

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Hay farmers don’t need to visit a casino to gamble

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest No matter what crops they raise, all farmers are dependent on the weather to make a living. Planting and harvesting both have to be done in a timely manner within a fairly narrow period of time and sometimes Mother Nature doesn’t want to cooperate.Unpredictable weather is a problem that all farmers face, but lately I have been feeling particularly sympathetic toward hay farmers. Rain can often be a blessing for farmers, but some of the recent rains have been a thorn in the side of some local hay farmers as they are constantly are faced with the gamble of whether or not the weather will stay dry enough to bale hay.Just last week I was taking a drive through Knox County when I saw first hand several hay farmers that had gambled on no rain and lost. An unpredicted rain pounded down on their freshly mowed hay fields. We all have witnessed rain falling from the sky on days when no rain was predicted; normally that rain is only a slight inconvenience, but it was a pretty large problem for these farmers with mowed hay fields.Hopefully this hay season will turn out to be a good one with more hay farmers winning rather than losing the battle with mother nature and her unpredictable rains.last_img read more

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5 Enterprise Startups to Watch in 2011 # 4: SnapLogic

first_imgRelated Posts klint finley Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now SnapLogic is a cloud integration platform. It offers an app store (called the SnapStore) of connectors (called snaps) for integrating services like Box, Netsuite, and Salesforce.com. Unlike Jive or Salesforce.com, which offer services in addition to an app store, SnapLogic is focused on being a platform for connecting other services. Customers can also build their own snaps through a visual programming interface. SnapLogic rigorously vets submissions to its app store, and applications are sandboxed. SnapLogic Server has support for both Active Directory and LDAP, enabling enterprises to integrate services with their existing access controls. Tags:#enterprise#saas Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… SnapLogic was co-founded by CEO Gaurav Dhillon, best known as the founder of Informatica. Earlier this month, the company closed an additional $10 million in funding and Ben Horowitz of Andreessen Horowitz joined the board. Horowitz explained why Andreessen Horowitz decided to invest in SnapLogic on his blog:Ordinarily, we would automatically disqualify an entrepreneur with such a massive financial success from funding, so when he came into pitch us on his new company SnapLogic I was skeptical. At this point, you are probably thinking: “Ben, you are an idiot. Why are you against hiring successful people?” It is a long story, but in summary, one general rule of mine is don’t hire or fund rich people. The reason? Building a technology company is hard. It’s really frackin’ hard. Many of the tasks that you do when building one are no fun. When things go wrong as they always do, it’s no fun at all. Rich people tend to like to work on things that they enjoy, because if they don’t enjoy it, well, they are already rich. When the going gets tough, the rich get going . . . to their vacation homes and their yachts.As a result, much of the time that I spent evaluating Gaurav’s new company, SnapLogic, was dedicated to analyzing Gaurav’s personal motives. I wanted to know if there was some new force that could be stronger than the strong force of rich-people’s laziness. John Reed, the former CEO of Citigroup once said to me: “Ben, the only reason to start a company is because you have an irrational desire to do so, because it’s not worth the money.” I had to find out if Gaurav was irrational enough to fund. After much investigation, I found Gaurav to be completely irrational–in a good way. Although, Informatica is considered a great success, it isn’t a great success for Gaurav, because he deeply believes that both the idea and his ability to execute it exceed the outcome that he achieved. So much so that our diligence found him working round the clock, running a hyper-intense environment and looking very much like a 20 year old entrepreneur on a mission from God. When my partner Marc asked me whether we should be backing an entrepreneur who is already rich, I replied: “it depends on whether we should believe my beautiful theory or my lying eyes.” He said, “let’s go with your lying eyes.”We’ve covered Jive and Salesforce.com’s transformation into platform companies, emphasizing the Sovos Group‘s Sameer Patel’s analysis of the paradigm shift involved:Here’s what I sense: Those very CIOs that choose to buy all apps from one vendor (Oracle, SAP, etc.) do so for many reasons, but one of them is architectural convenience. They realized then that every application procured from said vendor is not going to be best in class. But when it comes to some applications, ‘living with good enough’ was a welcome tradeoff to integration headaches of a best of breed approach.What Salesforce.com seems to be doing now is setting the foundation for a standardized cloud based operating systems and development environment, yet offering the convenience of picking from a plethora of application choices for each conceivable system-of-record category via force.com to fits each customers business needs. That might just be the ticket some CIOs need to get unsatisfied business users off their back: Standardize the platform element to prevent a hodge podge architecture but shift the risk functional selection out of IT and back to business owners who can now make the decision on which application to select.SnapLogic’s approach doesn’t require that a company pay for specific services in order to gain access to a platform. SnapLogic is a bit more like an operating system for cloud services. On the other hand, it seems less well suited to the sort of casual app experimentation provided by platforms like Google Apps Marketplace and the forthcoming Jive Apps Market. That could change as more snaps are developed and submitted. IT + Project Management: A Love Affairlast_img read more

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Pelicans deal Cavaliers 9th straight loss

first_imgPH 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 SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening LATEST STORIES SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño New Orleans Pelicans’ Tim Frazier (10) blocks a shot by Cleveland Cavaliers’ Cedi Osman (16), from Turkey, in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — Cavaliers coach Larry Drew hoped a team meeting following a blowout loss a night earlier would move his struggling team in a positive direction.Instead, Cleveland’s ninth straight loss was its most lopsided of the season.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion “Our offense was really good and our defense was really good,” coach Alvin Gentry said. “When you’re running on misses, not makes, it makes a big difference for your offense.”Jordan Clarkson led Cleveland with 23 points. Rookie Collin Sexton and Jalen Jones both had 15.New Orleans’ third-quarter run pushed the lead to 76-52, and Larry Nance Jr. was the only Cleveland starter who remained on the floor. The margin grew throughout the second half and reached 39 points at 132-93 in the last two minutes.Davis set a franchise record with 26 rebounds and scored a game-high 34 points in Wednesday’s loss to Brooklyn. Nance and Thompson each picked up two fouls in the first eight minutes trying to defend the All-Star forward. Channing Frye, who had played in only 18 games, came off the bench and also fouled Davis.New Orleans broke away from a 28-all tie with Davis getting a rest. Holiday had nine points in the quarter and Randle added seven, helping the Pelicans build a 61-52 halftime lead.Cleveland’s injury problems have been a major factor in its season-long struggles. All-Star forward Kevin Love has started some basketball activities after surgery on his left foot in November, but there’s no timetable for his return.Rodney Hood (sore left Achilles) and Matthew Dellavedova (sprained left foot) were out Saturday. Hood played the last two games after missing three in a row. Dellavedova didn’t play Friday.TIP-INSPelicans: New Orleans broke a six-game road losing streak and is 5-16 away from home. … C Nikola Mirotic (right ankle) sat out his 11th straight game.Cavaliers: Sexton appeared to injure his left arm after being knocked to the floor in a collision with Holiday in the second quarter, but stayed in the game. … C Ante Zizic (sore right knee) and G David Nwaba (sprained left ankle) are also out with injuries. View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? TAKE A SEATSexton, Thompson, Cedi Osman and Alec Burks were all benched during New Orleans’ big run to start the third. The four returned later in the quarter.“If you lose by 40 two games in a row, you might as well make a change and switch things,” Thompson said. “It’s worth a shot.”BIG NIGHTRandle barely fell short of a triple-double with eight assists. The Pelicans shot 58 percent while holding Cleveland to 36-of-88 shooting.“This was really good for us, a win like this,” Randle said. “I like what we were doing on the defensive end.”UP NEXTPelicans: Host Memphis on Monday.Cavaliers: Host Indiana on Tuesday. MOST READ Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Jrue Holiday and Julius Randle both scored 22 points, and the New Orleans Pelicans routed the Cavaliers 133-98 on Saturday.The defeat came a night after Drew and his players had a long talk following a 26-point loss to Utah. Cleveland (8-32) not only has the worst record in the league, but hasn’t played competitive basketball during most of the losing streak.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion“We knew they played last night, so for us, we wanted to get out and run more to get them tired,” said Pelicans star Anthony Davis, who didn’t play in the fourth quarter. “We know they’ve been struggling in third quarters, so we went out hard.”The Cavaliers have lost six straight at home by a total of 141 points. The last five defeats have been by 20 or more points, an NBA record. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Drew benched four starters when New Orleans began the third quarter with a 15-0 run, which likely will lead to lineup changes when Cleveland hosts Indiana on Tuesday.“We can’t continue to go at this rate,” Drew said. “I refuse to. It’s important these guys understand that, one, this is not acceptable and, two, I’m not going to let this continue at this pace. I’ve got to do something different.”Center Tristan Thompson has gone from playing on a team that reached four straight NBA Finals to one that seems to get blown out every night.“It definitely tests your character,” he said. “If you love the game and you care about being a competitor, you’re going to hate times like this. You’re going to have sleepless nights and it’s gong to mess with you.”Davis had 20 points and 10 rebounds. Randle had 12 rebounds and six Pelicans scored in double figures.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Luxury car maker Jaguar, owned by Tata Motors, ready to launch new sports saloon

first_imgJaguar XFR-S Automobile manufacturer Tata Motors’ luxury sports car brand Jaguar will unveil its XE S derivative vehicle next month, a company statement said Wednesday.Jaguar said the full XE range will be revealed at the Paris Motor Show press conference on Oct 2.Jaguar has described the XE as “a true driver’s car, one that redefines the concept of the mid-size sports saloon”. The XE will be Jaguar’s smallest model and with it the company will widen its presence in the market and potentially increasing its already healthy profits.Designed, engineered and manufactured in Britain, the XE, according to Jaguar, “will bring levels of innovation never seen before in this segment – with its lightweight construction expertise and sophisticated chassis technology in addition to the new family of Ingenium engines”.It claimed: “The XE combines thrilling performance, agile handling and precise, responsive steering, with outstanding levels of refinement and fuel efficiency.”Insiders in the car industry in Britain have also spotted another Jaguar prototype – belonging to its flagship XJ model – undergoing final tests.The top-selling sedan has been in the fray in its current version since it was presented in 2009. A facelift to entice customers is now anticipated.last_img read more

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Goodbye 2018 Tight race for the Bundesliga top scorer title

first_imgBayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski was the most lethal goalscorer last season in Germany, but this year he’s in fifth place so farIn the 2017-2018 season, Polish striker Robert Lewandowski won the German Bundesliga title as top scorer.He scored 29 goals in 34 matches, more than 14 goals ahead of second-place Nils Petersen from Freiburg.But now, he’s fifth on the list with only 10 goals.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.This year Borussia Dortmund’s Francisco Alcacer has surprised everybody, scoring 12 goals for his club.He’s tied in first with Luka Jovic from Eintracht Frankfurt with 12.On third place, Dortmund’s Marco Reus and RB Leipzig Timo Werner have scored 11 goals each.Will the 2018-2019 see a new top goalscorer?last_img read more

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