Marquee matchups mark Gainbridge golf opener

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Philippine Star

Jan Veran – Philstar.com January 26, 2022 | 11:57am MANILA, Philippines – Expect fireworks to erupt right in the first 18 holes of the Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio firing off Thursday (Friday, Manila time) in Boca Raton, Florida with a slew of explosive matchups forged in the $2 million event tipped to go down to the last shot or putt on Sunday (Monday in Manila). For one, those who vied in last week’s exclusive Tournament-of-Champions are back with Danielle Kang seeking back-to-back victories after essaying a three-stroke triumph in chilly conditions at Lake Nona and the likes of Canada’s Broo… Read More “Marquee matchups mark Gainbridge golf opener”

Commodity-linked stocks, banks lead FTSE 100 higher; Playtech drops

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Reuters UK

By Shashank Nayar (Reuters) -London’s FTSE 100 rose on Wednesday with heavyweight mining, energy and banking shares leading gains ahead of the outcome of a Federal Reserve meeting, while Playtech dropped after a report of potential breakup with Australia’s Aristocrat Leisure. The blue-chip FTSE 100 rose 1.7% with Royal Dutch Shell, BP, Glencore and HSBC Holdings the top boosts to the index. The banking sub-index rose 2.7%, tracking higher yields amid expectations of rising interest rates. Global shares steadied after sharp losses earlier this week as investors awaited any hints about faster ti… Read More “Commodity-linked stocks, banks lead FTSE 100 higher; Playtech drops”

Oh, so you care about the Chiefs now? Here’s a crash course on the hottest team around.

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The Kansas City Star

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs are hosting a fourth straight American Football Conference Championship game, something that’s never happened in the National Football League. If you aren’t a fan yet or you’re looking to jumpstart your fandom, there’s no better time than now. Before they kickoff against the Cincinnati Bengals at 2 p.m. on Sunday, take some time to learn about the Chiefs’ rich history. We couldn’t include every moment of celebration, frustration, excitement and anguish, so we put together a small selection of what makes the Chiefs a must-follow in Kansas City. And you … Read More “Oh, so you care about the Chiefs now? Here’s a crash course on the hottest team around.”

How to tell if used electric car’s battery is worn out

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DPA

If you’re considering buying a used electric car, there are some things to bear in mind, in particular regarding the battery. Given the limited charging infrastructure in most parts of the World, you don’t want to end up with a worn-out battery that won’t hold a decent charge. That’s why the health status of the battery is most important, and older used cars with very low mileage can be risky, according to specialists. If the electric car you’re looking at was used only sparingly as a second car, it was probably often connected to the charger for long periods even when fully charged. This is s… Read More “How to tell if used electric car’s battery is worn out”

The ‘Sleepy Chicken’ challenge is TikTok’s latest dangerous trend

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NJ.com

The internet loves to feed on the culinary horrors of TikTok, and the “Sleepy Chicken” challenge is no exception. The “Sleepy Chicken” challenge, which has made the rounds on TikTok, involves cooking chicken in sedative cough syrup. The original video for the “Sleepy Chicken” challenge originated in 2020, from what looks to be a satire account from the artist Rob Flo, according to his connection. Flo’s “groundbreaking” recipe for “Sleepy Chicken” involves pouring “four-thirds of a bottle” into a frying pan with chicken breasts, and to boil the mixture for “five-to-30 minutes.” He also pours the u… Read More “The ‘Sleepy Chicken’ challenge is TikTok’s latest dangerous trend”

N.J. weather: Forecasters say N.J. could get 6 inches of snow from weekend winter storm

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NJ.com

Forecasters from AccuWeather say the upcoming weekend coastal storm has the potential to dump 6 inches of snow on most areas of New Jersey, based on the latest trends of computer guidance models. In addition to heavy snow, the Garden State could get hit with strong gusty winds and coastal flooding, AccuWeather says. But if this trend materializes, the storm would be even worse on Long Island in New York and in eastern New England, where heavier snow and stronger winds are predicted. However, forecasters from AccuWeather, other private forecasting weather companies and the public National Weath… Read More “N.J. weather: Forecasters say N.J. could get 6 inches of snow from weekend winter storm”

Odds and Ends in the Final SI99 Football Rankings

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Sports Illustrated

By John Garcia Jr. Trends, movers and developments as a bow is put on the SI99 rankings for the class of 2022 There was almost a sense of finality to publishing theclass of 2022 SI99 college football prospect rankings on Tuesday. Long months, and in some cases years of scouting wrapped up in a simple list. Pages and pages of evaluation notes, travel time to see the best and hours of cutting tape doesn’t do the list justice. When signaling the future of college football, the slotting lies within the margins, the little things that a casual observer may miss. Sometimes it’s a wide receiver execu… Read More “Odds and Ends in the Final SI99 Football Rankings”

Under-fire Unilever culls 1,500 management jobs as reshapes

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Reuters UK

By Richa Naidu and Pushkala Aripaka LONDON (Reuters) -Unilever unveiled plans on Tuesday to cut about 1,500 management jobs in a restructuring aimed at easing shareholders’ concerns after a failed takeover bid and reports an activist investor had built a stake in the consumer goods giant. The maker of Dove soap and Magnum ice cream, which employs about 149,000 people worldwide, said on Tuesday the revamp would create five product-focused divisions – beauty and wellbeing, personal care, home care, nutrition, and ice cream. The move, which Unilever said has been in the works over the past year, … Read More “Under-fire Unilever culls 1,500 management jobs as reshapes”

‘Gamification’ in financial markets under scrutiny, says EU watchdog

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Reuters UK

By Huw Jones LONDON (Reuters) – Gamification has introduced a new generation of retail investors to financial markets who may not be aware there are few protections in assets like cryptocurrencies, the European Union’s securities watchdog said on Tuesday. Gamification refers to using smartphones to trade, a trend which took off on Wall Street during the coronavirus pandemic with apps like Robinhood, and has spilled over into European markets. “We want investors to engage more in financial markets and not just keep their money under the mattress,” Verena Ross, chair of the European Securities a… Read More “‘Gamification’ in financial markets under scrutiny, says EU watchdog”

Chase Utley says Jimmy Rollins ‘no doubt’ belongs in the Baseball Hall of Fame

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The Philadelphia Inquirer

It was probably on the first day of his first spring training, Chase Utley said, that he first met Jimmy Rollins. Or maybe it was the summer before when Utley stopped by Veterans Stadium after being drafted in 2000 by the Phillies. “Actually, I don’t recall the first time,” Utley said with a laugh. “That’s a long time ago.” Utley and Rollins played so many games together — more than any double-play tandem in National League history — that it’s hard to imagine a time when they were strangers. They broke into the big league three years apart, helped bring the Phillies back to relevancy, and then… Read More “Chase Utley says Jimmy Rollins ‘no doubt’ belongs in the Baseball Hall of Fame”