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OJK launches banking regulation database mobile app

first_img“We have recognized that there need to be tools to help make it easier for stakeholders to find regulations, understand them and, most importantly, comply with them,” Heru added, noting that the OJK had found that more violations were the result of a lack of understanding of regulations than of compliance avoidance. The banking industry is a highly regulated industry as it plays a crucial role in maintaining the safety and stability of the financial sector.According to data from the SIKePO app, there are 252 regulations on conventional banks and 380 on sharia banks, including regulations for regional banks and sharia business units.The OJK has developed the digital database over the past six years. From 2014 to 2015, the agency started to codify Indonesia’s banking regulations, arranging the regulations into a systematic database and classifying them into particular topics. The Financial Services Authority (OJK) officially launched a mobile app version of its banking regulation digital library on Tuesday in an effort to increase the public accessibility of the extensive database.The platform, called the Online Banking Regulation Information System (SIKePO), aims to provide a complete, up-to-date and easy-to-use database as many stakeholders have found banking regulations confusing and ever-changing, OJK commissioner for banking supervision Heru Kristiyana said on Tuesday. “The banking ecosystem, ranging from its products and services to infrastructure, has been developing rapidly, accompanied by risks that are growing in complexity. Regulations have also changed quickly along with the development of the businesses,” Heru said during the virtual launch of SIKePO. In 2016, the OJK began the development of the SIKePO platform, and in the following year, the system went online as a public website.The mobile application has been available for use since 2019 but was officially launched on Tuesday. It is now available for download through the App Store and Google Play under the name SIKePO OJK and has seen more than 1,000 downloads on the latter platform.Through the platform, users gain access to codified banking regulations based on seven classifications: institutional, business activity, principle of prudence, accounting reports and standards, banking supervision, consumer protection and miscellaneous. The app also features regulations’ records to detail whether a recent regulation overrides previous ones or changes parts of them. In addition, the app contains executive summaries of regulations and infographics. OJK executive director of banking research and regulation Anung Herlianto reported at the launch event that as of Sept. 7, or about nine months since the soft launch of the mobile application, the platform had been accessed almost 1.5 million times with a daily average of 4,000 views.“A spike in daily access generally occurs when the OJK releases new regulations,” Anung said, adding that he believed access would increase after the launch event. The application saw more than 6,500 visitors on Tuesday afternoon after the event.OJK Regulations (POJK) were the most accessed type of regulation, making up 70 percent of total views between Sept. 1 and Sept. 8. OJK circular letters (SEOJK) were accessed more than 1,000 times during the same period.Topics :last_img read more

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Push for leg-up on established homes

first_imgREIQ regional director Damien Keyes. Picture: Evan Morgan A TOWNSVILLE real estate leader is calling on the State Government to extend the First Home  Owners’ Grant to established homes to help stimulate the region’s struggling property­ market.REIQ regional director and Keyes & Co Property owner Damien Keyes said the current­ grant arrangements were contributing to an oversupply of new homes and disadvantaging people who couldn’t afford to build.“There is a whole other market of established homes that is being ignored,” Mr Keyes said.“In Townsville you can buy homes for under $200,000 and if you can get these young people on a home ownership path sooner then the whole economy benefits. If you’ve bought a house then you’re going down to Bunnings to buy things to renovate it, you’re buying furniture and you’re in the market for when that upswing happens.”More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020The First Home Owners Grant is a once-off payment of $20,000 made to people buying a new home for the first time in Australia. It only applies to new dwellings, or in some cases homes that have been extensively renovated­.Mr Keyes said extending the grant could also help people who might be able to spend only $200,000 on their first home, while also helping the property market to recover.“A lot of the first home buyers in the new market are having to spend $340,000 or $350,000 so a lot of that time that grant just ends up funding granite benchtops or flat-screen TVs when that grant is supposed to be there to help people that have some challenges­,” he said.“There would be this whole other world of people out there that would love to be able to be able to have a house for $200,000. If you fire that up it will push house prices along and it would be a good thing for everyone.”Townsville MP Scott Stewart ruled out pushing for the grant to be extended saying one of the aims of the grant was to help the construction industry and create jobs.“The focus was to get people into their homes but also to stimulate building and construction­ industry because it was really flat following the downturn in the commodities market and the GFC,” he said.“While I can sympathise with the call for established home, this is about stimulating activit­y in the building industry.”last_img read more

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Green retreat about to blossom

first_imgBuderim Forest will be constructed on Mons Road, Forest Glen“Buderim Forest is the first major residential project approved for this area,” he said.“It really is a spectacular site and we definitely see it as a great investment opportunity with a number of projects forecast in the area.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020“It’s just over 8ha in total, and there’s a naturally cleared 4ha parcel right in the middle of it, so we’re not touching the forest surrounding the outside perimeter of the development.”Mr Rowe said a barrier of about 50m of forest would envelop the housing development maintaining its privacy and natural environment into the future.“The whole ethos of this development is to be submerged within the forest, so we don’t want to touch that,” he said. Buderim Forest will be carried out in six stages, with civil construction due to start on stage one in July this yearMASSIVELY convenient and superbly secluded were the words Vantage Homes sales consultant Ian Rowe used to describe the new $43 million residential development at Forest Glen.Mr Rowe said within 72 hours of their mid-May launch they had sold three properties and was excited to see where it would go from there.“Look it’s in the price sweet spot and once people see where it is, it’s an absolute winner,” he said.He said while there was a substantial amount of development happening on the Sunshine Coast, this was “genuinely different”. The site will be surrounded by a 50m barrier of forest.“You can’t see the development from the road … and there’s going to be a 100m driveway, the winds its way through that forest into the development.“It’s a wonderful environment, and I mean every single person that has walked into that clearing where the development is going to be, has all gone ‘wow’, with the aspect, the nature, the birds, it really is stunning.”He said nature was not the only draw card to investing into this development, with Forest Glen being tagged as an emerging community.“You are a minute away from one of the top schools in Queensland, a-minute away from one of the best cafes on the coast, but also you’re a five-minute drive to Buderim, you’re 12 minutes to Mooloolaba, you’re 14 minutes to the hospital and you’re about a minute, depending whether you’re going south or north, to the Bruce Highway.“Forest Glen is classed as an emerging community with the Sunshine Coast Council, so things are going to happen there.“There’s a lot of talk about the potential town centre, we’re excited with the future growth in Forest Glen.”The development will be carried out in six stages, with civil construction due to start on stage one in July this year, and Mr Rowe said, depending on sales, they hoped to have it completed within three years.last_img read more

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Massive $6m sale in coveted stretch of riverfront

first_imgThe massive property sits on a stretch of the Brisbane River that has some of the best homes in the city, including that of Gina Rinehart.Negotiations were ongoing through election week, with the deal signed over the weekend, The home is a four bedroom, two bathroom double garage set up sitting on a massive 1,433sq m block of waterfront.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoMs Hackett listed it as a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build your own architectural masterpiece on one of Brisbane’s best riverside streets”. MORE: Family splashes millions on rainforest retreat 146 Virginia Avenue Hawthorne, has sold for over $6 million.A waterfront home on a coveted stretch — where neighbours include Australia’s richest woman Gina Rinehart — has sold for over $6 million over the weekend.Place Bulimba signed off on a riverfront property at 146 Virginia Avenue, Hawthorne, which fetched over $6m, agent Sarah Hackett confirmed. The deal, one of the biggest for Brisbane in the residential sector this year, is a sign of positivity for the prestige end of the Brisbane real estate market. MORE: Swift buyer bounceback off election result FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK The existing home was described as comfortable, but the site has approval for a massive dream home too.Ms Hackett expected good things out of the market this year, given the first five months had been stronger than last year.“The election was a good because people just want confidence and a clear idea of what’s going to happen, but the market has been very strong this year because banks have started to lend this year and money is so cheap. It’s never been better to borrow.”“We had 100 open houses on Saturday and they were all really busy … Late last year we found the market volatile. It was hard to get (bank) approval even for 14 days. This year we found a complete different turnaround.” It has a new private jetty.It has 24m of river frontage, a new, private jetty and pontoon, and stunning views across a wide stretch of the river.“The original home is comfortable with a new, modern kitchen, large living and outdoor areas, soaking up the mesmerising views,” was how it was described, though the property also has development approval for a “Sumich Chaplin, dream, architectural home, with four ensuited bedrooms, six bathrooms, eight car accommodation and a huge outdoor entertaining and lawn area”. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58last_img read more

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Senate candidates agree to two televised debates

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — The Indiana Debate Commission will host two statewide televised debates this fall in one of the nation’s most highly anticipated mid-term elections for Indiana’s U.S. Senate seat.The participating candidates are Republican Mike Braun, incumbent Democrat Joe Donnelly and Libertarian Lucy Brenton. The commission is working with the campaigns to finalize dates and venues for the debates, which will be announced at a later date.In addition to statewide broadcast and live streaming, the debates will be available nationwide via C-SPAN.“The results from the Indiana U.S. Senate race could determine which party controls the Senate in 2019,” said C-SPAN Political Editor Steve Scully. “C-SPAN is pleased to partner with the Indiana Debate Commission to bring this important race to a national audience.”Hoosier voters can continue submitting proposed questions to be considered for the debates on the commission’s website here. Voters can submit questions that are most pressing to their lives and businesses for matters that are under the control of a U.S. senator.The commission is working to further accommodate Hoosier voters this fall with venues that will be open to the public.“This particular race has generated significant interest within Indiana and beyond our borders,” said Commission President Gerry Lanosga. “We will continue our independent role in producing widely-disseminated, public-focused debates that provide voters with the best opportunity to hear the candidates in an unfiltered setting.”The Indiana Debate Commission is open to a third debate this fall should the candidates come to an agreement later in the election season. Over the commission’s 10-year history, it has included as many as three debates – and as few as one – in the races for Indiana’s U.S. Senate seats.last_img read more

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Pacific looks to extend streak vs Portland

first_imgPacific looks to extend streak vs Portland Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditPortland (9-17, 1-10) vs. Pacific (19-8, 7-4)Spanos Center, Stockton, California; Thursday, 10 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Pacific looks for its seventh straight win in the head-to-head series over Portland. In its last six wins against the Pilots, Pacific has won by an average of 8 points. Portland’s last win in the series came on Dec. 29, 2016, an 80-76 victory. For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com SENIOR STUDS: Pacific’s Jahlil Tripp, Justin Moore and Gary Chivichyan have collectively accounted for 44 percent of all Tigers scoring this season, though that trio’s production has fallen to 36 percent over the last five games.INTRIGUING ISAIAH: Isaiah White has connected on 35.1 percent of the 111 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 4 for 12 over the last three games. He’s also made 77.4 percent of his foul shots this season.SCORING THRESHOLDS: Portland is 5-0 when it limits opponents to 60 or fewer points, and 4-17 when opposing teams exceed 60 points. Pacific is 16-0 when holding opponents to 66 points or fewer, and 3-8 whenever teams score more than 66 on the Tigers.UNDEFEATED WHEN: The Tigers are 16-0 when they hold opposing teams to 66 points or fewer and 3-8 when opponents exceed 66 points. The Pilots are 5-0 when they hold opponents to 60 points or fewer and 4-17 when opponents exceed 60 points.DID YOU KNOW: Pacific is ranked first among WCC teams with an offensive rebound percentage of 33.6 percent. The Tigers have averaged 11 offensive boards per game.___center_img Associated Press February 12, 2020last_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_imgThe draft had been scheduled for June 26-27, but it was postponed with the season in an indefinite suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now the NHL is deciding whether to hold it earlier in June following the NFL’s success with its virtual draft last month.Such a move means teams would not be able to trade players before or during the draft, there would be a lack of clarity over next year’s salary cap and the draft order could be determined before all games are played. There are mixed feelings about the idea among executives.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:— The end of this virus-disrupted school year has produced a bleak financial outlook for major college sports. Budget projections are landing in the red. West Virginia has announced a $5 million projected shortfall for the fiscal year ending June 30. The athletic director will take a 10% salary reduction for the next budget cycle along with other high earners in the department. Minnesota has forecast a $4 million deficit for the current fiscal period. The month before the pandemic hit, a $1 million surplus was projected. Now, the school says all cost-savings measures are on the table.— Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez, football coach Paul Chryst and men’s basketball coach Greg Gard are being asked to take a 15% pay cut over the next six months as part of the school’s response to the pandemic. School officials say Alvarez, Chryst and Gard are among 25 of the athletic department’s highest-earning employees who are being asked to take that voluntary cut. There will be no reduction in that group’s work hours. Update on the latest sports Associated Press — One of the fighters scheduled to take part in Saturday’s UFC mixed martial arts event in Jacksonville, Florida, has tested positive for the COVID-19. UFC says Jacaré Souza’s middleweight bout against Uriah Hall has been called off after Souza tested positive, along with his two cornermen. UFC says all three men have left the host hotel and will be self-isolating off premises, where UFC’s medical team will monitor their conditions remotely. The UFC is returning after an involuntary eight-week break that upended plans by UFC President Dana White to keep fighting amid the coronavirus outbreak.— Watford chairman Scott Duxbury says at least six of the 20 English Premier League clubs are concerned about the plan to use neutral stadiums to finish the season. The Hornets have joined Brighton and Aston Villa in making clear their opposition to the current “Project Restart” concept ahead of Monday’s crunch meeting of topflight clubs. Teams at or near the relegation zone are worried about the monetary and competitive impact of playing the remainder of the season at neutral grounds without fans. “Project Restart” needs approval from at least 14 teams.— Two players at German second division side Dynamo Dresden have tested positive for the coronavirus, putting on hold the club’s planned return to soccer next weekend. Dresden was to play Hannover away on May 17 when the league resumes after a two-month suspension. Now, the entire squad, coaching and supervisory staff must go into 14 days of quarantine at home.— The president of French soccer club Lyon (lee-OHN’) says all members of its men’s and women’s teams have tested negative for the coronavirus. They were tested by team doctors.NASCAR-iRACING Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNHL considers early draftUNDATED (AP) — The NHL is pondering the notion of holding its amateur draft before the Stanley Cup final.center_img May 9, 2020 Hamlin takes virtual finaleCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Denny Hamlin closed NASCAR’s iRacing Series with a victory at a simulation of throwback North Wilkesboro Speedway.This year’s Daytona 500 champion had four fresh tires as he chased down leader Ross Chastain and nudged him out of the way. Chastain retaliated by hitting Hamlin’s car after the checkered flag.Timmy Hill finished second, followed by Tyler Reddick, Chastain and Austin Dillon.Hamlin was instrumental in organizing his fellow Cup drivers for the invitational series that started after the series was suspended. He also won the opening iRacing event on March 22. Hamlin races barefoot on a top-of-the-line simulator. He also gained national attention three races ago at virtual Talladega Superspeedway when his daughter, Taylor, tried to ask him a question during the race and accidentally turned off the screen on his simulator with a remote control she was holding.KYLE LARSON RETURNSKyle Larson returns to racing – on dirtKNOXVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Kyle Larson has returned to racing for the first time since he was fired by Chip Ganassi Racing for using a racial slur in a NASCAR iRacing event last month. Larson was one of 24 drivers to make the main event in Friday night’s World of Outlaws sprint car race, a $15,000-to-win Invitational held without spectators on the dirt oval in Knoxville, Iowa. Larson finished 10th.Friday night’s event also featured the return of Kasey Kahne (kayn), who retired from NASCAR at the end of the 2018 season. He was supposed to race 50 sprint car events for his own team last year but was injured in a March 2019 accident and had not raced before Friday night.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

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BCB expresses disappointment over Subrina Munroe’s snub

first_imgTHE Berbice Cricket Board ( BCB) and the entire cricketing public in the Ancient County have expressed their disappointment over the non-selection of West Indies pacer Subrina Munroe in the 14-member National female senior squad for the upcoming Regional tournaments.According to the BCB, Munroe’s snub, is nothing but a total injustice to a dedicated, discipline and hard working player, whose professional attitude can never be questioned.President of the BCB Hilbert Foster expressed his disgust at the non-selection of Munroe. He stated that some of the players selected ahead of the West Indies pacer will struggle to make both the Rose Hall Town Metro and Berbice Female team if they reside in Berbice.Munroe has always performed well for Guyana and the West Indies and to downgrade her to standby status is a total insult. The selectors of the Guyana Cricket Board need to get their house in order and select national teams based on performances, discipline and fairness, not on a quota system for each county or reward for clubs or boards who they view as supporters of the current system.Munroe along with Tremayne Smartt and Erva Giddings have served Guyana well.Meanwhile, the BCB will like to wish the Guyana team under the leadership of Shemaine Campbelle, great success in the tournament.The board is quite confident that Campbelle, Sheneta Grimmond, Shabika Gajnabi, Erva Giddings, Tremayne Smartt, Melanie Henry, Plaffiana Millington and Lafona Gilgeous will make all of us in Berbice proud. It is however, very painful for us to be denied the opportunity to witness our players in action in the Ancient county despite Berbice being the major provider of outstanding female cricketers.last_img read more

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#JoySports Transfer Daily: today’s top 11 stories

first_imgClean sheets have been particularly hard to come by in this season’s Premier League and only three clubs managed to clinch one last week (Aston Villa, Southampton, and Newcastle).Usual go to teams such as Liverpool and Manchester City have disappointed Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers so far. The Joy Sports team addresses the clean sheet problem alongside some premium captain picks in this week’s episode below. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Joy Fantasy Football Show to receive more weekly tips in FPL.last_img read more

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LeBron James clears up potential NBA ownership: ‘It’s more of an aspiration’

first_img LeBron James, Stephen Curry top list of NBA’s highest-paid players The questions came after an earlier story from The Athletic quoted James saying, “Ain’t no maybe about it, I’m going to do that s—,” when asked about owning a team after he retires.He walked back that declaration but did say if he wanted to, he could own a team or even be part of a basketball organization. Related News “I was asked a question and, um, I answered it how I felt at that point in time,” James told reporters. “I know I got so much knowledge of the game that I don’t want to, once I stop playing, I just [do not] want to get away from the game.”Obviously I’m going to be along with my sons because they’re going to play the game — they’re playing the game now, and I’m going to be along with them. But if I can give back to this league in any way shape or form, and continue to make this league as great as it is today, then I would love to.”James topped the Forbes’ list of the league’s highest earners — which factors in salaries, endorsements, appearances, royalties and media pacts — for a fifth straight year. He has a net worth of more than $450 million, according to the report, with the average NBA team worth approximately $1.9 billion.”It would have to be the right fit. It’d have to be the right city. It’d have to be the right situation,” James said. “It’s not like it’s a dream of mine. It’s more of an aspiration. See if it happens. If it don’t, I won’t be disappointed in anything I’ve done off the floor. We’ll see what happens.”I got a lot more game to play. I got a lot. A ton more years to play this game and suit up and be in a Lakers uniform. Once we get to that point, we’ll cross that path. Hopefully, I can sit up here and answer questions as a player for a long time.” LeBron James wants to own NBA team after he retires: ‘I’m going to do that s—’center_img LeBron James wanted to make something clear during media availability Saturday during All-Star Weekend.The Lakers star fielded questions surrounding potential NBA ownership, and he responded, “It’s not like it’s a dream of mine. It’s more of an aspiration.” James is captain of one of the two All-Star teams competing this weekend. At the All-Star break, the Lakers sit 10th in the West with a 28–29 record.last_img read more

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WWE superstar Becky Lynch on unique WrestleMania 36, her year as ‘RAW’ women’s champion

first_imgBL: I’ve done a lot of work with the Special Olympics over the last few years. It’s one of my favorite things to do. The energy that those athletes have and the love and the work ethic that they have is just incredible. So when the opportunity presented itself, at-home workouts that these athletes could do, there’s really never been a better time to do that than right now. So, I was delighted to jump on board.SN: I know everybody has had to make adjustments with any upcoming plans due to what we’re going through right now and now everybody basically staying at home. Has this affected your wedding plans? (Lynch is engaged to fellow WWE superstar Seth Rollins.)BL: Yeah, but like everything you adjust and you move forward. At the end of the day, as long as we have our health and as long as we have the people that we love and care about, that’s the main thing. Almost a year ago, Becky Lynch headlined WrestleMania 35 where she defeated both Ronda Rousey and Charlotte Flair to win both the “RAW” and “SmackDown” women’s championships. Fast-forward to now and Lynch is still representing the red brand as its champion.MORE: Everything you need to know about WrestleMania 36This past year has seen Lynch become one of the top stars in all of WWE with braggadocious ways continuing to draw huge fan support. At WrestleMania 36, she will defend her “RAW” women’s championship against former MMA fighter and NXT champion Shayna Baszler in what will be quite a memorable setting.Sporting News recently spoke with Lynch as she talked about performing in front of no fans, training while having to stay at home, her year as champion, and what she sees in her WrestleMania 36 opponent.The #Raw #WomensTitle is ON THE LINE at #WrestleMania when #TheMan @BeckyLynchWWE defends against @QoSBaszler ! pic.twitter.com/MaZOBHGVze— WWE WrestleMania (@WrestleMania) March 17, 2020SPORTING NEWS: We know that these are unique circumstances that we’re all living in right now. You’re always an upbeat person. What have you been able to do to keep yourself upbeat and positive?BECKY LYNCH: I am privileged enough that I still get to go, whether there are crowds or not, go out there and perform for people at home watching and hopefully give them a little bit of a break. And also, really just things that you don’t really get the time to do a lot of the time, like catching up on movies and documentaries and changing your workouts a little bit. It makes you a little bit more creative. And then cooking. I love cooking and I’m never at home to cook.SN: What’s your go-to dish at home for cooking?BL: It depends, right? If I’m in a hurry, then I make a Shepherd’s pie but I don’t eat meat so I make it with corn which is a meat substitute and then I use cauliflower mashed potatoes. I made that last night. Maybe it tastes like a little bit of home. I do lasagna, too.SN:  You said that you get have to get creative when it comes to your workouts. What have you been able to do to keep in shape especially if you don’t have access to a gym?BL: A million squats. So many squats and burpees. I have equipment so I did a good 10 rounds of 10 burpees, 10 upswings, 10 sit-ups and 10 goblet squats followed by 300 bodyweight squats, 200 bodyweight lunges, and 100 sit-ups. That was a good workout. I hurt for a couple of days after that. And stuff like running, just getting some fresh air.SN: How have you been able to wrap your arms around performing under the circumstances right now? It’s obviously different than anything that anybody is used to.BL: It’s very different, right? It’s all about adaption and I wouldn’t be where I am in my career if I wasn’t about to adapt to that and know when to shift when the time is right. So I think that you just have to go into a different mode, you have to realize that you’re not going to get the same feedback. It feels so good when we have the crowd responding. But to know that, OK, you’re not going to get that feedback. You have to tell them a story. The people that are watching at home, the millions of people that are watching at home, you have to tell them a story. You have to give them a reason to care. You have to give them a reason to think about something else for a little bit whether it’s an hour or three hours or whatever it is. Then you just figure out how can I do this the best and that’s all this ever is for me: how can I do this the best.SN: Do you have to think about a little bit more when you’re in the ring? You feed off the crowd so much like so many of your peers but you don’t have that crowd. Is it something you think about a little bit more while you’re out there right now?BL: Yeah, it is. That is the thing — I’ve always been somebody who fed off that energy and connected to the crowd. Now, they’re just not there to let you know that you’re connected to them. It really is just remembering that there are millions of people watching at home and that you are reaching them but now in a different way. So now, little details are even more important than they ever were.Low-key Lynch. #GOAT pic.twitter.com/JMbvC4mOm2— The Man (@BeckyLynchWWE) March 3, 2020SN: There are plenty of stories that everybody has about wrestling in front of just a couple of people early in their careers. Does this take you back to those early days?BL: Oh, yeah. I remember wrestling in front of seven people, if even. And with Irish people, I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but they’re not really shy, right? They’re usually quick-witted with comebacks from things where you can hear all of them when they’re in the crowd.  Sometimes just a few people is worse than nobody. I’ve already been through, to wrestling in front of next to nobody. WrestleMania will be the first time that I wrestle in front of nobody in terms of a WWE audience. I’ll just be bringing that energy, bringing that intensity. And I don’t want to lose my championship. I want to go on over here. I want to be over here being a champion. I want to retire with this thing.SN: Has it really hit that had this huge WrestleMania moment last year and now you’re going to have the championship for coming up on a year here?BL: Yeah. I’ve had a little time to think about it. It’s pretty crazy and it brings its own challenges. And because of that, because I’ve had it for a year, I’ve been nonstop going for a year, over a year. So, it really was a case of constantly going and constantly being on the go and now and I’ve finally gotten the chance to reflect on the past year and reflect on what I want for the future, the next year, which is pretty cool.SN: People can have a big moment at WrestleMania but then it’s what you do next. What has been the key for you to stay fresh and remain successful since last year’s WrestleMania?BL: Always adapting. Always adapt and always trying to change and take chances. Take risks and sometimes they don’t work, sometimes you might fall flat on your face but you got to keep trying and I think that’s the most important thing. Be willing to go out there and be willing to change and be willing to try things even if they don’t work.SN: You’re facing Shayna Baszler at WrestleMania. You’ve seen her coming for a while with her work in NXT and more recently on “RAW.” What has stood out in your mind in what you have seen from her?BL: She’s a technician. She’s as good as anybody I’ve ever seen so it can be tricky trying to lock on that armbar. But, you know, I’m always looking for alternative ways. She’s powerful. She’s strong. She’s intense, she’s dominant like we saw at Elimination Chamber. She’s unlike anybody I’ve faced in the last year.I see everything. pic.twitter.com/ci1rdV4Ka2— The Man (@BeckyLynchWWE) March 18, 2020SN: Does she remind you of yourself from the standpoint of the intensity that she brings?BL: Yeah, I can see the comparison. She’s not the most spectacular in her move set but she’s gritty and I can relate to that. I can also relate to maybe being in somebody else’s shadow, you know, and maybe not always being the one who got the spotlight and wanting to prove something. I think we can see that through Shayna and we saw that for me. It worked out pretty well for me so it can work out pretty well for Shayna. But I’m not the person she’s going to make a name off of.SN: You’re teaming up with the Special Olympics to create a fitness video series called School of Strength . Tell me a little bit about that and how that came together. WrestleMania 36 will be one of the most unique events in WWE history. The coronavirus pandemic forced the company to move the annual extravaganza from Tampa Bay’s Raymond James Stadium to its WWE Performance Center in Orlando along with several closed-set locations. And there will be no fans in attendance for any of the matches.WWE made the decision to split the show into two nights as it air on Saturday, April 4 and Sunday, April 5 on the WWE Network and on pay-per-view.last_img read more

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AH Reorganization Brings Major Surprise

first_imgBy Muriel J. SmithATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno swore in Councilmen Jack Archibald and Peter Doyle to three-year terms on the governing body, but left the meeting immediately following the swearing in to participate in a second reorganization in Shrewsbury. Before apologizing for her hasty retreat from the session, the lieutenant governor spoke briefly on elected officials’ obligation to “do what the people want, not what we as public officials want.”However, the exit of both the lieutenant governor and Freeholder Director Lillian Burry, who also attended the borough’s reorganization meeting, came minutes before Councilman Lou Fligor moved that Councilman Roy Dellosso be named council president. In the absence of higher officials, Mayor Fred Rast swore Dellosso into the position, over the negative votes of both Doyle and Archibald.The move was unusual for both Rast and Fligor, since Dellosso is a Democrat, one of two, with Bob Sutton, on the GOP-controlled governing body. Traditionally and politically, a governing body selects one from its own party to serve in the absence of the mayor. Republicans Jake Hoffman and Fligor voted with Democrats Dellosso and Bob Sutton to move Dellosso into the top seat on council.Fligor declined any comment on his vote for a Democrat for the council president position, but Rast told The Two River Times after the meeting that he endorsed the governing body’s majority vote for the Democrat because “he’s a good man, he’s been on the council the entire time I’ve been mayor, and I think he deserves it.”Peter Doyle is sworn in by Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno.–Courtesy Joseph BarbieriDellosso said he was not surprised by the council or mayor’s actions, because “the mayor’s always been about bi-partisanship, and he knows I’ll do my best.” The councilman added that he feels he will be excellent in the position, since he is actively involved in the community and enjoys helping borough residents.More uncertainty about Rast’s dedication to the Republican party that first help elect him to office seven years ago came during the mayor’s annual address to the public at the end of the meeting. He indicated he will not seek another term when his expires this year, but has a candidate in mind. Council makeup this year is no different from every other year since Rast became mayor, with the same elected officials that first served with him in 2008 still on the governing body. Doyle gained his fourth term this year, Archibald his seventh.That a split in the Republican party in this close-knit community is developing was further evidenced when Rast failed to reappoint Archibald to the Harbor Commission, replacing him with Fligor, who will continue in that position with Hoffmann, who was renamed. When asked about that change, Rast indicated he has not been pleased with some of the activities at the harbor and feels Fligor will be able to resolve some issues, but he did not elaborate on what concerns he has.In responding to questions about how he feels in not being reappointed to a third year on commission, Archibald said he’s very disappointed in not being able to continue. “I’ve enjoyed all of my time there, and I believe I have made contributions to the commission that have been beneficial both to the harbor operations and to the taxpayers and businesses of our community.” He added that he is further disappointed that he was not consulted about a replacement for himself, nor asked about any ongoing programs or activities on which the new commission member will need to be brought up to speed.There were few changes in the other mayoral or council appointments, with Bernard Reilly continuing as borough attorney, Christine Hanlon as chief municipal prosecutor, Hank Wolfe as public defender, and Richard Rast as code enforcement officer.  Andrew J. Sabine of the Fallon and Larsen firm will continue as municipal auditor.Rene Frotton, who has served in both Marlboro and Loch Arbor was named tax assessor as Eldo Magnani retired from the position Dec. 31.    The Two River Times was continued as an official newspaper.In his annual address, Rast quoted from the address he gave at his first reorganization in 2008, and noted that many of the same national problems that existed then continue to exist today. “The radicals of the ‘60s have now grown and are elected officials today,” he said, but added that in Atlantic Highlands, “we have remained unchanged by radical 1960s…we respect each together, we work together, we raise our families together…the intermarriages strengthen our community…the police and fireman is role models and we all work together.”Rast added that proof of how the community works well together is the number of accomplishments that have been achieved, in spite of earthquakes, Super Storm Sandy, hurricanes, floods, landslides, and unusual snowfalls which have impacted the borough and the county over the past seven years.last_img read more

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Spurs ready to sell Eriksen for less than £40m in January transfer window

first_img“We are not a club that is going to make big transfers in the market, nor is it going towards players who are already developed or at a certain level of expectation, also economically.“I would definitely say no because Bruno is a player of a level and a value that is not for us.”Spurs play Manchester United in the midweek fixtures being streamed live on Amazon Prime.2 Christian Eriksen has been in and out of the team for Spurs this seasonCredit: ReutersJose Mourinho says Manchester United is in his history book as Spurs prepare to take on the Red Devils TOTTENHAM are reportedly ready to cut their losses with Christian Eriksen and sell him in January – for less than £40million.The Danish midfielder is out of contract in the summer and is no closer to agreeing a new deal.2 Jose Mourinho has reportedly failed to convince Christian Eriksen to sign a new contractCredit: ReutersThis is despite an offer of more than £200,000-a-week being on the table for one of Spurs’ star men.But the Evening Standard is reporting that that despite Jose Mourinho replacing Mauricio Pochettino as manager, Eriksen is desperate to move on.He is believed to want to pursue a new challenge in La Liga or Serie A.Now chairman Daniel Levy is poised to sanction the sale of the 25-year-old when the transfer window re-opens in January.There also continues to be speculation over the futures of defenders Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen.MOURINHO SPEAKING WITH LEVYSpeaking about the potential outgoings, Mourinho said: “I’m not going to discuss these individual things.”If I tell you that I didn’t speak with Mr (Daniel) Levy about Eriksen, Alderweireld and Vertonghen, I would be lying. So, yes I’m speaking with Mr Levy about it.”At the same time, I speak also with the players, with all of them. We speak and try to understand every detail but it’s not something I’m going to discuss.”The important thing, really, is (they are) great professionals, big relationship with Tottenham, amazing understanding of what the club is and what we need from them.”So, all three ready to play, all three ready to forget the contractual situation.”And that’s the most important thing now because we’re in three competitions. And these boys are great players and Tottenham people. I trust them.”NOT IN  FOR FERNANDESOne player who seemingly WON’T be moving to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium any time soon is Sporting Lisbon star Bruno Fernandes.Fernandes, 25, scored an incredible 31 goals in all competitions last season.He dealt suitors a huge blow last month by signing a new four-year deal with a whopping £85million release clause.But Mourinho insists that Spurs can’t afford to do a deal for his compatriot.Mourinho told Sport TV: “We are a different club at this level.Latest Tottenham NewsHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerlast_img read more

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Windies steering towards defeat at end of day 4

first_imgWest Indies will have to produce a Herculean batting effort on tomorrow’s final day if they are to get a result from the ongoing first Brighto Paints-Q Mobile Test against Pakistan at Sabina Park. The Jason Holder-captained regional side, trailing by 121 runs of first innings after Pakistan scored 407 in their first innings in reply to their 286, reached a precarious 93 for four at the end of today’s fourth and penultimate day. This means that they are still 28 runs behind with most of their top order batsmen already in the pavilion. Openers Kraigg Brathwaite and Kieron Powell, who put on 22 for the first wicket, were dismissed for 14 and 49, respectively, while Shimron Hetmyer and Shai Hope could only manage 20 and six. Night watch batsman, leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo, and one of two remaining specialist batsmen, debutant Vishual Singh, are the not out batsmen. Both are yet to get off the mark. The other specialist batsman remaining is Roston Chase. Leading the charge for Pakistan is Yasir Shah, who in nine overs telling leg-spin, has taken all the wickets to fall. He has impressive figures of four for 33.  Earlier, the West Indies were parried in the field by bowling efforts from their new-ball opening pair of fast bowlers, Alzarri Joseph and Shannon Gabriel. Joseph claimed three for 71 and Gabriel three for 92. Pakistan, in the meantime, were spearheaded to their total by captain Misbah-ul-Haq, who after being dropped twice, went on to post an unbeaten 99 not out. Play is scheduled to resume tomorrow at 9:30 am.last_img read more

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Mourinho references German philosopher in retort to critics

first_img‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins “I am the manager of the one of the greatest clubs in the world but I’m also one of the greatest managers in the world,” said Mourinho, who was the asked if would still be seen as a great coach if he doesn’t win a league title at United.Mourinho then turned to a quote by German philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“Did you read any philosophers?” he asked reporters. “Or information? You never spend time reading, for example, Hegel? OK, so, just as an example: Hegel says the truth is in the whole. It’s always in the whole that you find the truth.”It was a reference to his overall record as a manager, having won the Champions League twice — with Porto and Inter Milan — and eight domestic league titles in his time in Portugal, England, Italy and Spain. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs The man who labeled himself a “special one” when introducing himself to English soccer at Chelsea in 2004 said guiding United to a second-place finish in the Premier League last season, 19 points behind rival Manchester City, was “one of my greatest achievements in football.”“Do you ask that question to the manager that finished third in the Premier League last season?” Mourinho said. “To the manager that finished fourth? To the manager that finished fifth?”United visits Burnley on Sunday after losing at Brighton 3-2 and at home against Tottenham 3-0 in its last two games. The loss to Tottenham was the team’s biggest home defeat in Mourinho’s managerial career.ADVERTISEMENT FILE – In this Saturday, May 19, 2018 file photo, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho stands on the sideline during the English FA Cup final soccer match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Wembley stadium in London. Mourinho has described himself as “one of the greatest managers in the world” and used a phrase from a German philosopher to remind critics of his past successes, it was reported on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, File)MANCHESTER, England — Jose Mourinho took to channeling the musings of a famous German philosopher on Friday to remind critics he is still the “special one.”The Manchester United manager is under scrutiny after his team’s back-to-back losses in the Premier League, which have come after an offseason in which Mourinho was often in glum mood for missing out on transfer targets.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew US Open to AP: Umpire at Kyrgios match will keep working Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Peza offers relief to ecozone firms View commentslast_img read more

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Lawmaker Leads Montserrado against River Gee in Semi-Finals

first_imgOne of the outstanding lawmakers at the 53rd National Legislature, Saah Joseph of District #13 will lead Montserrado County to the semi-finals against River-Gee County in a local self-styled County Meet on Wednesday, June 11.Montserrado County defeated Sinoe on Sunday June 8, 2014 in a penalty shootout (4-3) to meet River-Gee and Gbapolu will clash with Grand Cape Mount County.The matches are held at the New Georgia Gulf community sports ground. River-Gee defeated Bong 3-0 to secure its place.In the Montserrado versus Sinoe’s game, lawmaker Saah Joseph played a much instructive role as he led series of goal-bound attacks against their opponents. His role was so inspiring that fans began to cheer for him whenever he came close to scoring.However, he was tightly matched by Sinoe’s defenders and it was through the penalty kicks that the lawmaker made certain victory for his side was a foregone conclusion, scoring one of the goals.Fans expect lawmaker Joseph to lead his side against River-Gee on Wednesday, June 11 against Tony Gain and Jimmy Doyan who scored in their 3-0 victory Bong County.The competition kicked off early last month with teams representing 15 sub-divisions of the Republic of Liberia.Montserrado County Players: Alex Flomo, Joseph Kobo, Luseni Kromah, Abraham Barry, Garlo Francis and Yaya Kromah, Saah Joseph, Samuel Thompson, Peter Samuel, Saytus Myers, and Edward Dean.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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