first_img Associated Press — The Pittsburgh Steelers have picked up the fifth-year option on All-Pro outside linebacker T.J. Watt. Watt, Pittsburgh’s first-round pick in the 2017 draft, is coming off a stellar 2019 in which he had 14 1/2 sacks and was selected to the Pro Bowl for the second time.— The Denver Broncos have agreed to terms with unrestricted free agent defensive lineman Christian Covington on a one-year contract. Covington played for the Dallas Cowboys last year after spending four seasons with the Houston Texans, who selected him in the sixth round of the 2015 NFL draft. Covington started a career-high six games for the Cowboys and had a personal-best 28 tackles. — The Chicago Bears signed defensive tackle John Jenkins. Jenkins appeared in 16 games and made five starts for Miami last season, getting one sack. He has also played for New Orleans, Seattle, Chicago and the New York Giants since he entered the league in 2013. — The 2021 NFL draft will be held in Cleveland from April 29 to May 1. The dates were announced following the completion of a unique, stay-at-home draft that went smoothly despite logistical obstacles due to the COVID-19 pandemic. TV ratings soared over the weekend as fans soaked in every moment. The NFL officially awarded Cleveland the 2021 NFL draft last year. The Browns will be celebrating their 75th anniversary next year. Details are still being finalized, but the draft will be held at locations around FirstEnergy Stadium and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-NASCARNASCAR race may take place in Charlotte without fansCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The governor of North Carolina says NASCAR can hold the Coca-Cola 600 without fans at Charlotte Motor Speedway at the end of May if health conditions do not deteriorate in the state. — The 2021 PGA Championship at Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course is delaying the start of ticket sales until August. Tickets were originally set to go on sale to those who registered online in May. Instead, PGA Championship tournament director Scott Reid said that with the world grappling with the coronavirus pandemic it was not appropriate to ask potential spectators to make purchasing decisions at this time.— The Atlantic Coast Conference will bring its men’s basketball tournament back to Greensboro, North Carolina in 2023 after this year’s tournament there was canceled near the midway point due to the coronavirus pandemic. The ACC is headquartered in Greensboro, which has hosted the tournament 27 times, the most of any location.MLB-ORIOLES-MANCINI CANCEROrioles 1B Mancini expects to miss season to treat cancerBALTIMORE (AP) — Orioles outfielder Trey Mancini is undergoing chemotherapy for stage 3 colon cancer and expects to miss the season if major leaguers return this summer. April 28, 2020 Update on the latest in sports: Colquitt posted a farewell on Instagram late Monday in which he said that “all things come to an end, sometimes sooner than you hoped, prayed and pleaded for them to.”A person familiar with the team’s decision confirmed it to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because it had not been announced.Colquitt stopped short of saying he was retiring. He turns 38 next month.In other NFL developments:— A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that free agent wide receiver Rashard Higgins has agreed to a one-year contract to stay with the Cleveland Browns. Higgins clashed with former Browns coach Freddie Kitchens last season. A fifth-round pick in 2016, Higgins had only four catches for 55 yards last season as he also dealt with a knee injury. In 2018, Higgins had 39 receptions for 572 yards and four touchdowns. Mancini had a malignant tumor removed shortly before turning 28 on March 18. Writing a first-person article for The Players Tribune, the 28-year-old says has been undergoing chemotherapy since April 13. He says the treatment will take six months and expects to make a full recovery.Mancini hit .291 with 35 homers and 97 RBIs for last-place Baltimore in 2019.NFL-CHIEFS-COLQUITTKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs are releasing two-time Pro Bowl punter Dustin Colquitt.Colquitt’s 15-year career with the Chiefs allowed him to set numerous franchise records, including the most games played and most postseason appearances. Gov. Roy Cooper says he and state public health officials have had discussions with NASCAR and the speedway. Cooper says he believes the race can go forward on Memorial Day weekend for the 60th consecutive year.NASCAR, like other sports, has been shut down for weeks because of the coronavirus pandemic.In other virus-related developments:— Athletes in track and field can apply for money from a $500,000 fund to help them get through the coronavirus pandemic. World Athletics and the International Athletics Foundation have launched the fund to help athletes who have lost income because competitions are suspended.— Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt says the school will cut nearly $7 million from the athletic budget in the upcoming school year, including eliminating performance bonuses for himself and Red Raiders coaches. Hocutt told A-J Media in Lubbock, Texas that deeper cuts may be needed if college football can’t play a full season.last_img

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first_imgDavid Lanning, who is leading the ‘Next Generation’ fund, said it “brings the pioneering impact work undertaken by private equity investors to public emerging markets, where we believe there is much more scope for impact”.Semi-permanent capitalAsked to expand on how Arisaig makes a difference to investee companies’ impact, Lanning said: “As patient, constructive, long-term minded investors, we believe we can provide positive impact businesses with an important base of semi-permanent capital from which to expand revenues and impact at a sustainable pace for many years to come, freed from the arbitrary timescales and exit requirements which often accompany private investors.“Our selective approach and low portfolio turnover allows us to develop in-depth knowledge of target companies,” he added. ”The longevity of our relationships with them and the experience and networks we have developed from 24 years operating in emerging markets give us the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to improving and growing impact via collaborative engagement.”“Investors who increasingly seek to maximise positive impact alongside financial returns should prioritise emerging and frontier markets”Rebecca Lewis, Arisaig’s managing partnerLanning will be supported by Lillian Wang, a former impact consultant who joined Arisaig this year and will be the fund’s impact assessment and engagement director.Rebecca Lewis, Arisaig’s managing partner, referred to “nudging” the investor’s holdings towards the most sustainable trajectory for maximising long-term financial returns.“Investors who increasingly seek to maximise positive impact alongside financial returns should prioritise emerging and frontier markets, where population sizes and scope for impact are greater,” she said.Earlier this week IPE reported that Somerset Capital had launched an emerging markets fossil fuel-free fund, driven by Swedish buffer fund AP1.Looking for IPE’s latest magazine? Read the digital edition here. Emerging market investment boutique Arisaig Partners has launched a public markets impact fund, with the strategy understood to include seed money from a Scandinavian pension fund.Arisaig’s fund will feature a concentrated portfolio of around 25 companies, from an investment universe of about 150.They are selected based on an analysis of a company’s investment case – expected financial returns over a 20-year horizon – and impact case, which uses the Impact Management Project’s five dimensions of impact framework, as well as a governance checklist and environmental and sustainability risk assessments.In addition, companies are scored on three impact dimensions – reach, criticality and effectiveness.last_img

first_img 20 Views   no discussions NewsSports Chanderpaul holds West Indies together by: – May 18, 2012 Share Share Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Shivnarine Chanderpaul. Photo credit: cricandcric.comLONDON, England — A typically resolute, unbeaten 87 from Shivnarine Chanderpaul propped up West Indies’ batting in the first Test against England on Thursday.The veteran left-hander again gave cogent proof to his status as the World No.1 Test batsman, anchoring the Windies to 243 for nine in their first innings at the close on the opening day at Lord’s. Opener Adrian Barath found some form with 42, Marlon Samuels made 31 and Darren Bravo scored 29 before he was run out in a tragic mix up with Chanderpaul, as lanky England fast bowler Stuart Broad captured six wickets for 72 runs from 24.4 overs, undermining the visitors after they were put in.West Indies twice dug themselves out of holes to reach 181 for four in the final session, but then collapsed to lose five wickets for 62, as Broad knocked over the middle and lower order.In another single-minded performance that has characterised his 141-Test career, Chanderpaul once again held the innings together in a knock that has so far lasted just over four hours and required 175 balls.His one-dozen boundaries were evenly spread around the historic ground and were a combination of well-timed drives, nudges and positive cross-batted shots.When West Indies slipped to 100 for four just after lunch, he paired with Marlon Samuels to add 81 for the fifth wicket and prop up the innings.West Indies were in early trouble, when James Anderson, who ended the day with two for 59 from 25 overs, removed opener Kieran Powell and vice-captain Kirk Edwards, with just over an hour gone in the morning session.The left-handed Powell made a last-minute decision to play at one that nipped back, was a split second late with his defensive shot and was bowled for five.Edwards survived a huge lbw appeal first ball and never settled, struggling for 14 balls before eventually playing across an in-swinger and falling plumb lbw for one.Barath and Bravo then combined in a positive, 54-run, third-wicket stand to ensure there was no familiar batting collapse.Right-hander Barath struck nine fours – mostly an array of rasping off-side drives – in an innings that has lasted 101 balls, while left-hander Bravo was languid and fluent in his 74-ball knock that contained four boundaries.They carried West Indies to lunch at 83 for two, but Barath lasted only 15 minutes after the interval, slashing Broad to gully, where Anderson held the catch on the second attempt.Bravo and Chanderpaul moved West Indies to three figures without major alarm before disaster struck. Dropped on 29 at 100 for three in the previous over by Graeme Swann at second slip off Anderson, Bravo was needlessly run out.Taking off for a sharp single after Chanderpaul tucked a delivery from Swann square, Bravo found himself stranded at the opposite end with his senior partner, after Chanderpaul took a few exploratory steps and then turned his back.Chanderpaul, who won a reprieve on 15 courtesy of the umpires review after being adjudged lbw to Anderson without playing a shot, then assumed responsibility for the innings.Abandoning his customary caginess, the 37-year-old played freely to raise his half-century off 103 balls with seven fours.He twice smashed leg-side boundaries off Swann in the off-spinner’s 12th over that cost 14 runs and also helped himself to a couple of well-timed cover-driven boundaries off Anderson.When Broad tested him with two successive short balls late in the evening, Chanderpaul dispatched both deliveries for four – the first a commanding pull through mid-on and the second another pull through square leg.Samuels, who hit four fours off 84 balls, tried to match Chanderpaul’s enterprise, but was caught at point off Broad.Denesh Ramdin, in his first Test for two years, stroked the third ball he received to the cover boundary, but edged the fifth – one from Broad that bounced and swung – and was caught at first slip.West Indies captain Darren Sammy then struck three lusty blows in 17, adding 32 with Chanderpaul for the seventh wicket, as they tried to keep the Windies afloat.Just when Sammy seemed set, he became Broad’s fourth victim, getting a leading edge to Tim Bresnan at gully, as he attempted to play through the leg-side.Kemar Roach lasted seven balls for six before tapping the easiest of return catches to Broad, and Fidel Edwards was caught behind for two, edging the same bowler to bring the day’s play to a close.SCOREBOARDWEST INDIES 1st Innings A. Barath c Anderson b Broad 42 K. Powell b Anderson 5 K. Edwards lbw b Anderson 1 D.M. Bravo run out (Bell/+Prior/Swann) 29 S Chanderpaul not out 87 M. Samuels c Bairstow b Broad 31 +D. Ramdin c Strauss b Broad 6 *D. Sammy c Bresnan b Broad 17 K. Roach c and b Broad 6 F. Edwards c wkpr Prior b Broad 2 Extras (b6, lb8, nb3) 17 TOTAL (9 wkts) 243S. Gabriel to batFall of wickets: 1-13 (Powell), 2-32 (K. Edwards), 3-86 (Barath), 4-100 (Bravo), 5-181 (Samuels), 6-187 (Ramdin), 7-219 (Sammy), 8-231 (Roach), 9-243 (F. Edwards)Bowling: Anderson 25-8-59-2; Broad 24.4-6-72-6 (nb3); Bresnan 20-7-39-0; Swann 18-6-52-0; Trott 2-0-7-0ENGLAND: *A. Strauss, A. Cook, J. Trott, K. Pietersen, I. Bell, J. Bairstow, +M. Prior, T. Bresnan, S. Broad, G. Swann, J. AndersonOvers: 89.3Toss: EnglandUmpires: Aleem Dar (Pakistan), M. Erasmus (South Africa)TV umpire: Asad Rauf (Pakistan)Match referee: R. Mahanama (Sri Lanka)Reserve umpire: T. Robinson (England)Caribbean News Nowlast_img

first_imgILOILO City – Today’s pioneering “Dagyang sa Calle Real” eventaims to bring back the ‘80s and ‘90s merrymaking vibe of the 52-year-oldDinagyang Festival. It is expected to attract a crowd of some 25,000 revelers,according to the Iloilo Festivals Foundation, Inc. (IFFI). The festivalstarted in 1967. A replica of the Santo Niño de Cebu was brought from Cebu tothe San Jose de Placer Church. The image was enthusiastically received by theIlonggos who danced on the streets of Iloilo City. But he urged merrymakers to follow rules and regulations. Drinkingon glass bottles is prohibited. Revelers on motorized vehicles or bicycles arenot allowed. All of today’s events will be capped by the “ILOMINATION” concertat Plazoleta Gay featuring popular bands from Metro Manila. The Dinagyang Festival highlight is on Sunday, Jan. 26 – thecrowd-drawing ati tribes competition. According to Chua, backpacks, pointed objects, lighters, and theuse of unauthorized drones are also prohibited during the “Dagyang sa CalleReal”, while ordinances outlawing smoking, vaping and littering will also bestrictly enforced. After the mass, Father Edcel Alcayaga and Mayor Jerry Treñas willgo out and lead the crowd while raising the image of Senor Santo Niño to signalthe start of the dagyang(merrymaking). “Dagyang sa Calle Real” will be followed by the Dinagyang FestivalSponsors’ Mardi Gras at 1 p.m. at the Iloilo City Freedom Grandstand on MuelleLoney Street, and by 6 p.m. the city mayor will lead the ceremonial lighting ofall buildings along the Calle Real from Plazoleta Gay to Sunburst Park. According to Chua, because of the huge crowd expected today, theIFFI prepared for medical emergencies in coordination with the City HealthOffice (CHO) and Philippine Red Cross. Some 25 more tribes or groups from various schools and localgovernment units in Iloilo province will also be participating. Home to several fine examples of ancient luxury American-eraneoclassical, beaux-art and art deco buildings, Calle Real has been famoussince the Spanish era. Its importance dwindled through the years and the streetbecame less maintained; however, there have been efforts to revitalize it inrecent years, including the restoration of what are now known as century-oldheritage buildings. It is also important to stay hydrated and make sure to eatsomething before joining the dagyangto avoid fainting, he added. Revelers can freely join the dancing tribes. center_img Dinagyang isknown for its participants’ impressive choreography and striking costumes thatreflect Ilonggo ingenuity, craftsmanship and artistry. Fortuna advised revelers to drink moderately. Six ambulances will be on standby on Calle Real. An emergency medical unit will be set up at the Custom’s House infront of Sunburst Park. It has been votedthe “best tourism event” three times in a row – 2006, 2007 and 2008 – by theAssociation of Tourism Officers in the Philippines./PN “Everybody is invited to join. The entire Calle Real is dedicatedto merrymaking this Saturday,” said Philipp Chua, chairperson of the IFFI’sCommittee on Dagyang sa Calle Real. “Dagyang sa Calle Real” will start with a 7 a.m. Mass at the SanJose De Placer Church in Plaza Libertad. Nine barangay-based tribes (Angola, Aninipay, Molave, Sagasa,Sagrada, Parianon, Kanyao, Hamili, and Panaad) will start performing from 8a.m. to 1 p.m. on the long stretch of Calle Real. The “Religious Sadsad” follows at 7p.m. in front of San Jose dePlacer Church. Calle Real (Spanish for “RoyalStreet”), officially named as J.M.Basa Street, is an over-a-century old street in the olddowntown/commercial district (now the City Proper).  “Allowed ang drinking sa route so most likely basi iban matam-an sa ilimnon butprepared man ang anom namon ka strategicallylocated ambulances with the ground teams,” said Dr. Ronald Jay Fortuna of theCHO.last_img

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