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Contractor taken to hospital after construction accident

first_imgA contractor working on the Campus Crossroads construction project suffered non life-threatening injuries after a construction accident around 10 a.m. Wednesday, University spokesperson Dennis Brown said in an email.The contractor, a 31-year-old male, was hit in the head by a hose pouring concrete and taken to Memorial Hospital. Brown said the University had no further information to release at the time of the email. The Campus Crossroads project began construction in November 2014, and this is the first related accident reported to the public. Tags: Campus Crossroads, Constructionlast_img read more

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Banking-as-a-service model extends hunt for deposits to fresh markets

first_imgWhile strong demand for loans continues, banks and credit unions have been struggling to raise the necessary deposits in their local markets. For many institutions, growing deposits remains tied to the diminishing returns of maintaining or building more branches as the primary means of attracting depositors.Falling traffic means that branches are no longer the revenue generators they used to be. Only about 25% of account holders visited a branch in 2018 to open a new deposit account, while only 19% visited to apply for a loan, according to Market Force. The vast majority of in-branch interactions today are confined to troubleshooting and transactions. This gives financial institutions with limited out-of-market digital capabilities little recourse in growing deposits to fuel lending activity.But there are solutions. A key one for community banks and credit unions, which may not see enough ROI in building more physical branches, can be found instead in the more intensive adoption of banking-as-a-service solutions and models. This approach brings banking services like checking, savings and payments to other markets using APIs (application program interfaces). continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Luis Suarez renews marital vows with wife

first_imgRelatedPosts Suarez agrees Atletico terms Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Barca president Bartomeu says he won’t go to war anymore with Messi FC Barcelona striker, Luis Suarez, has renewed marital vows with his wife, Sofia Balbi. The event took place on the 10th anniversary of their wedding. Luis, 32, and Sofia, 30, looked like newlyweds all over again during the Boxing Day ceremony at a five-star hotel in their native Uruguay – a decade after they first tied the knot. The athlete rocked a sparkly ‘SB’ band in honour of his childhood sweetheart, while Sofia donned the matching ‘LS’ version.They also posed on the red carpet in front of a black wall decorated with an ‘S hearts L’ pattern. Naturally, the guestlist read like a who’s who of the football world, with Lionel Messi, Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba all making an appearance. Luis and Sofia’s love story is pretty darn cute, seeing as they started dating when they were just 15 and married years later. The sportsman previously got all soppy explaining how Sofia helped him take football seriously.“At 15, I found a girlfriend that sorted my head out. It helped me realise how [important] soccer was for me,’ he told the Liverpool Echo. Luis went on: ‘I was going out at night, I didn’t enjoy studying, and I wasn’t dedicating myself to football. “There were some people around me who were a bad influence. “She gave me a lot of confidence and helped me believe in myself.” They now have three children – a daughter Delfina, nine, and sons Benjamin, six, and Lauturo, one.Tags: FC BarcelonaLuis SuarezSofia Balbilast_img read more

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Indian Premier League Andre Russell is KKR’s billion dollar man: Chris Lynn

first_imgAndre Russell was awarded as the man-of-the-match. Kolkata Knight Riders have won three out of four games.Chris Lynn has called Andre Russell the “billion dollar man”. It is unbelievable and entertaining for us. He (Russell) keeps doing it. He is a billion dollar man for KKR,” Lynn added. Russell’s brutal hitting came after Virat Kohli (84 off 49) and AB de Villiers (63 off 32) recreated their “magic” with a delightful 108-run stand to take RCB to 205 for three.KKR were kept alive in the chase through opener Chris Lynn (43 off 31), Robbie Uthappa (33 off 25) and Nitish Rana (37 off 23) before Russell singlehandedly got the job done in the death overs.(With Inputs: PTI) New Delhi: Opener Chris Lynn has called Andre Russell the “billion dollar man” for Kolkata Knight Riders, overwhelmed by the Jamaican’s explosive hitting in the IPL. Needing 66 runs off 24 balls against Royal Challengers Bangalore, KKR were up against it before Russell came in and smashed an unbeaten 48 off 13 balls to complete the job with five balls to spare. His knock comprised seven sixes and one four.”We keep putting him (Russell) in tough situations and he keeps lifting his game. He is just too good. 215 was probably par on that wicket,” Lynn said after the game. “Both teams gave opportunities. We dropped Kohli and ABD and RCB also dropped a couple of chances. We had luck on our side. Change of fortune for us. For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlightslast_img read more

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English counties to play for Bob Willis Trophy

first_imgALL 18 first-class counties will compete in a shortened red-ball tournament named in honour of Bob Willis, the ECB has confirmed.A majority of counties voted to play both red-ball and white-ball cricket when the season resumes on August 1.Some had hoped to play white-ball cricket only, but the ECB says all counties will take part in both.The truncated T20 Blast will begin on August 27, although a full fixture schedule is yet to be announced.Neil Snowball, ECB’s managing director of county cricket, said: “The enforced break due to COVID-19 has provided a challenging period for the county game, during which time the 18 first-class counties have been united with a common goal to get back to our core function of playing cricket.“The commitment of the chairs and chief executives of the first-class counties to work together to achieve that ambition has been resolute, and we will remain in close discussion as we continue to assess risk factors that need to be mitigated in order to ensure the safety and welfare of their players, coaches and staff.“We are all delighted that agreement has been reached across the game and we are now in a position to look forward to and prepare for a new men’s domestic season starting on August 1.”Yorkshire chief executive Mark Arthur confirmed in an interview with BBC Test Match Special on Friday that the plan is for the red-ball tournament to start the shortened season.The leading two teams from a regionalised opening phase would then progress to a Lord’s final, which is likely to take place after a rescheduled T20 Blast Finals Day and go into the beginning of October.The latest previous finish for an English domestic season was September 29, in 2017.‘GREAT GESTURE’Before Friday’s announcement, Lancashire cricket director Paul Allott had said naming the red-ball competition after Willis, who died in December aged 70, would be a fitting tribute to the legendary England fast bowler and former captain.“What a great gesture it would be,” he said. “Bob was always championing a truncated county season with a final involved in it as well.“It might fit both poignantly and be in the right way he would have wanted.”Allott, who made his England Test debut alongside Botham and Willis at Old Trafford in the fifth Test of the famous 1981 Ashes series, then worked alongside the pair in his later career as a commentator.“He may have come across as a bit of a curmudgeon on the TV and he cultivated that persona quite beautifully, actually,” said Allott. “But there was nobody more delighted if England did well or if players performed well.“It would be great and wonderful recognition for Bob, who was a champion of the game in every aspect. He was an attempted reformer of the game.“He was part of the Cricket Reform Group in the early 2000s. I remember he and I sat on the boundary edge in India 40 years ago trying to devise a method and a structure for county cricket to make it more productive both for players and for England.“That would be streamlining the County Championship and getting one-day cricket in blocks so that you could concentrate on each format. It never quite came to fruition. But for Bob to have a tournament named after him would be very fitting.”Willis took 325 wickets in 90 Tests between 1971 and 1984.He made 170 first-class appearances in county cricket for Surrey (1969-1971) and Warwickshire (1972-1984) and took a total of 449 wickets, including 353 for the Bears, whom he captained for four years.LANCASHIRE HOPE TO PLAY AT LIVERPOOLAllott also revealed that, with Old Trafford in use as a bio-secure venue for England’s international matches until mid-September, Lancashire intend to play their red-ball games at Aigburth, Liverpool.“We are hopeful we can set Liverpool up to be our home venue,” said Allott.Liverpool was a successful home venue for three quarters of the 2011 season when, with Old Trafford under reconstruction, Lancashire won their first outright County Championship for 77 years. (BBC Sport)last_img read more

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Premier League: Will Manchester City Keep It Tall Until the End

first_img2016-17 Premier League Standings Week 11 – Champion: Chelsea FC 2ndChelsea11812269+1725 2014/2015 Week 11. Champion: Chelsea 1stArsenal1081125 PositionTeamPWDLGFGAGDPoints PositionTeamPWDLGDPTS 1stChelsea            1192028111729 2013/2014 Week 11. Champion: Manchester City Current Season: 2017/2018. Champion: Do you think Manchester City will keep it tall until the end? Let us have your comments below. PosTeamPLWDLGFGAGDPts 2015/2016 Week 11. Champion: Leicester City 4thTottenham Hotspur1062220 With the facts and stats, we realized that the Premier League might not be over yet. Though for the past five seasons, this has been the season with the most gap between 1st and 2nd positions after the 11th week. Also with the most goal per match ratio, goal difference that proves that Pep’s team could be on their route of becoming the EPL CHAMPION. 1stManchester City118122691725 2ndChelsea1062220 5thLiverpool11542+419 3rdTottenham Hotspur11722+1323 3rdManchester City1163222121021center_img 4thWest Ham United115331914518 3rdManchester City117312510+1524 3rdLiverpool1062220 Related 2ndSouthampton            118122351825 2ndArsenal118122181325 PositionTeam   PWDLPTS 1stLiverpool118213014+1626 4thManchester United11632158721 1stManchester City111010+3131 2ndManchester United11722+1823 PositionTeamPWDLGFGAGDPTS 4thChelsea11713+922 3rdLeicester City116412319422 4thArsenal117312411+1324 With an eight-point lead at the top of the Premier League, Manchester City brilliantly created a record of the best start to a season by any team in the history of the league. The Citizens have drawn just one of their opening 11 matches of the season, winning their last nine scoring an average of 3goal per match.That change precipitated a record-breaking 11-match unbeaten that sent them to the Premier League’s Summit and there’s a possibility of no looking back.They are one of the few clubs in Europe to boast of an unbeaten streak this season.Indeed, Pep Guardiola Team have been topping the table ever since their city rival; Manchester United draw a game against Liverpool.Spurs, Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal will try making a decent fist of challenging  Manchester City stronghold on top spot but history suggests the leader were never going to give it up easily yet.Stats from five seasons now have it that a club that tops till the end of the Christmas fixtures have always had their way to win the League. Yet we are still far away from Christmas with several mouth watery fixtures involving the table leader, Manchester City.With other contenders hoping ahead to Manchester City key fixtures against United (December 10) and Tottenham (December 16), the possibility of the citizens obtaining less than the maximum point is high but with their current form of defeating Liverpool 5-0, Chelsea 1-0 and Arsenal 3-1, we don’t need any more evidence.last_img read more

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Browns feel like a playoff team, safety Damarious Randall says

first_img“We got all the pieces, man. We’re a complete team, and if guys take care of what they got to do play in and play out, we’re a tough out. And I mean that, and everybody knows that.”  Randall added if the Browns don’t make the playoffs, it wouldn’t be a disappointment because the team has drastically improved from last season. “We were 0-16 last year. If we win out and we don’t go, that’s an eight-game improvement,” he said. “I don’t think we’ve seen an eight-game improvement in a long time, so we got a lot of things to look forward to coming up next year. We got a great, young foundation that is hungry.” “We feel like we’re a playoff team,” Randall said, via the Akron Beacon Journal. “We feel like we deserve one of them six spots. We know we dug ourselves in a hole, and we know that we need some help. It starts with us winning out.“If we win out, they just better not let us in the playoffs. I’m going to tell you that because the world was shocked when the Cavs came back from 3-1 [to defeat the Golden State Warriors in the 2016 NBA Finals].”  Related News Browns’ Myles Garrett on Cam Newton’s struggles: ‘He’s forcing the ball’ The Browns are less than a year removed from a winless season and since have rebounded with a 5-7-1 record heading into Week 15, which lends at least one Cleveland player to believe the team has a chance at making the playoffs.Safety Damarious Randall explained that he’s still confident in the Browns’ postseason chances and that it feels like they are a playoff team, despite Cleveland’s slow start to the season.  The only way the Browns could capture the AFC North title is if they win out their final three games against the Broncos, Bengals and Ravens. Then, the Steelers (7-5-1) would have to lose their final three games against the Patriots, Saints and Bengals. Additionally, the Ravens would have to fall to either the Buccaneers or the Chargers before losing to the Browns in Baltimore. Even though the odds are slim, Randall thinks the Browns still can pull it off. “That just goes to show how crazy the NFL is,” Randall said, “and I think I said it before the year started: This is one of the most balanced years that I’ve seen the NFL have in a long time.last_img read more

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Buncrana ‘pools together’ for colourful St Patrick Day parade – Pic special

first_img Buncrana ‘pools together’ for colourful St Patrick Day parade – Pic special was last modified: March 19th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Some residents in Buncrana used its St Patrick’s Day parade to send out a message that the townspeople want their swimming pool open again.The float was one of several colourful attractions for what proved to be a great parade for the Inishowen town.Joe Boland of Northwest Newspix was on hand to catch all the action.last_img read more

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Live playoff updates: Sharks vs. Golden Knights, Game 4 Tuesday

first_imgGet live NHL Stanley Cup playoff updates, news and analysis during Game 4 of the Sharks’ first-round series against the Golden Knights on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in Las Vegas.For starters, San Jose needs to do much better at the start of each period against the suddenly hot Golden Knights, who became just the second team in NHL postseason history to score a goal within the first minute of each period in Sunday’s 6-3 victory over the Sharks.Vegas’ Mark Stone scored 16 seconds into Game …last_img read more

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