no dice Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 2 shining ADVICE It has been a good week for Loftus-Cheek who scored a hat-trick in Chelsea’s Europa League win against BATE Borisov.It was only the 22-year-old’s fourth appearance of the season and talkSPORT was recently told by Sam Allardyce a player of his quality needs to be playing regularly and should leave if he doesn’t.“I love him, but unfortunately he hasn’t managed to break in at the beginning of the season, and it’s a shame,” he said.“It’s time for him to be selfish, it’s time for him to be selfish for his own career.” Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade RANKED REVEALED Alvaro Morata celebrates with Ross Barkley during the 4-0 win against Burnley where both players scored REPLY MONEY Most popular football news Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions BEST OF Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won huge blow English players have scored seven of Chelsea’s past 11 goals, having found the back of the net just once of their previous 132.The Blues beat Burnley 4-0 thanks to goals from Alvaro Morata and Willian, plus England duo Ross Barkley and Ruben Loftus-Cheek to keep them second in the Premier League. Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury In scoring, Loftus-Cheek and Barkley became the first English pair to score in one game for Chelsea for nearly five years, as The Times point out.Gary Cahill and John Terry were the last English pair to do it when they hit the target against Southampton in December 2013. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REVEALED 2 Loftus-Cheek scored his first Chelsea hat-trick against BATE
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WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LeBron’s 3rd visit speaks of his love for hoops-crazy Philippines, says Alapag Read Next NBA Superstar LeBron James during his Nike Strive for Greatness Tour at the Mall of Asia Arena. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonNBA superstar LeBron James kept his promise and he delivered another show for his Filipino fans during his Strive for Greatness event Saturday night at Mall of Asia ArenaJust like his previous two visits here in 2013 and 2015, James joined an exhibition game between current and former national team players and thrilled the crowd with his electrifying dunks.ADVERTISEMENT The three-time NBA champion vowed to be back in Manila. Watch the highlights of his “Strive for Greatness” show here:LeBron James puts on show for ‘unbelievable’ PH fans for 3rd time5.5K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games LATEST STORIES FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout MOST READ US Defense chief Mark Esper visits Manila American Cemetery for wreath-laying ceremony PLAY LIST 01:20US Defense chief Mark Esper visits Manila American Cemetery for wreath-laying ceremony01:18Woman gives birth at Manila North Cemetery on All Souls’ Day01:22Manila police chief: Cops tolerating illegal street vendors to get ax01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension View comments
Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Yes, the points accumulated for jumps are substantial. But there remains a component score in which judges grade skating skills, transitions, performance, composition and interpretation.Those are the scores that give skaters such as Rippon a chance to compete at the highest level.The critics of figure skating’s current age, including two-time Olympic champion Dick Button, are just as quick to bemoan the way jumping ability has superseded everything else.“I don’t think the rules are 50-50, technical ability and creative ability,” said Button, also a longtime TV analyst. “I don’t even enjoy watching skating today, because it’s all about quadruple jumps, and the winner of the Olympic Games in men’s figure skating will be the skater that performs the best and most quadruple jumps. Period. End of subject.”It’s not just quads on the men’s side, either. The amplitude/artistry debate rages on the women’s side, where triple-triple combinations have become essential for landing on the podium.“I think the cream rises to the top,” 1998 Olympic champion Tara Lipinski said. “Not every skater can do triple-triples in the second half of a program, and put out an artistic, emotional performance. But there are skaters who do, and those are the ones that are winning.”Six-time European champion Javier Fernandez of Spain believes there is already a pushback against the quad craziness. But the changes certainly won’t take hold until well after Pyeongchang.“I think at some point the ISU will maybe put a limit on the number of quads you can do in a competition or in a free program,” Fernandez said. “Let’s say three persons can do four quads, or three quads, whatever, and all of them land the quads they have planned. Then the skating’s going to tell who is the best skater, who’s going to win.“Skating is about who is the most complete, not who is the best jumper, right?” Fernandez added. “So that’s the point I think everybody is having in mind right now. “ “I’m the only skater that can offer that. I may be the last,” said Chan, the reigning Olympic silver medalist. “On the other hand, it’s very exciting to see some of these other skaters defy physics and expectations and break records.”The controversy in Vancouver in many ways led to the current controversy between artistry and amplitude. As a result of Lysacek’s gold, the International Skating Union revised the scoring for quads, pushing the value of it over 10 points and essentially making it a program requirement.It’s been a boon for someone like Chen, whose ability to jump higher and spin faster than his rivals gives him a major advantage. But it’s been a major obstacle for veterans such as Chan and American skater Adam Rippon, who have quads in their arsenal but lean on artistry and elegance.“I spoke to Nathan Chen last year and asked what got him motivated to go after six quads, five quads, and he said it all started at the junior level, looking up at the seniors doing three quads,” Chan said. “The only way to compete with us was to up the game technically.”Even those who’ve embraced figure skating’s high-flying age argue there is still room for artistry in programs, pointing straight to the ISU’s current scoring system for evidence.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Love back at power forward as chaotic Cavs tweak lineup John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES FILE – In this Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, file photo, Nathan Chen performs in the men’s free skate program at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in San Jose, Calif. Chen is planning an audacious five quads in his free skate at next month’s Pyeongchang Olympics, and it could take at least three or four to have any shot at landing on the podium (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)Patrick Chan remembers just about everything from his Olympic debut eight years ago in Vancouver, including the controversy that erupted when Evan Lysacek won the gold medal.Evgeni Plushenko of Russia landed quadruple jumps, the toughest in figure skating, in combination with a triple toe loop in both his short and long programs. But despite leading after the short program, Plushenko was beaten out by his American rival despite Lysacek never attempting a single quad.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Read Next Lysacek was rewarded for artistry over amplitude.Fast-forward to next month’s Pyeongchang Olympics, and Chan is amazed at the transformation that has taken place in the sport. Nathan Chen of the United States is planning an audacious five quads in his free skate, and it could take at least three or four to have any shot at landing on the podium.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIt begs the question: Is artistry dead in this brave new era?“I’ve kind of come to the point where I don’t really want to put any energy toward what others are doing,” the Canadian champ said with sort of an audible shrug. “I’ve been through it all. I’ve kind of lived the bridge between these two generations. I hope I can be one of those skaters that’s a little bit like Switzerland, right in the middle. A technically sound skater and an artistically sound skater. NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers MOST READ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Arsenal keeper Martinez leaving out dream after Argentina call-upby Freddie Taylor23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEmiliano Martinez says it is a dream come true to earn a call-up to the Argentina national team.The goalkeeper has been competing with Bernd Leno for the number one jersey this season.He will now take part in Argentina’s games with Colombia and Ecuador.”It’s a dream come true,” Martinez said. “As a young kid, I always wanted to play for the national team. We’ve got two big games to play now, preparing for the Copa America next year.”I’m more than ready to play for the national team now. I’m getting more minutes so my confidence is really high right now. I’m delighted with the call-up.”Since I signed for this club, my goal was always to be the No 1. I’ve been here for almost 10 years and I came as a young boy, now I’m a grown man.”I’ve been on some good loans and bad loans, but at the end of the day my work ethic and commitment has always been focused on being the No 1 for Arsenal and Argentina. That’s the dream. I said to my dad that I’m going to do it and I won’t stop until I’m No 1 for Argentina.”If you want to be No 1 at Arsenal, you have to believe in yourself no matter what. I believe in my talent and I believe in my work. I have been lucky to have really good goalkeeper coaches. Gerry Peyton really helped me, and Sal and Javi have taken me to another level to be honest. I’m grateful but my goals are much higher than that.”
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Each of the five Fort St John schools have gardens onsite where students plant the food they’ve grown in their classrooms. This food is available to the surrounding community throughout the year. Additionally, there are Community Garden beds and beds growing food for the food bank at each school to round out the effort to improve local food security.“As a community, we all reap the rewards of this program. We’re not just helping to grow food security know-how in our kids, we’re also helping to grow a new generation of community-minded citizens. We at Pembina see this as a win-win, and can’t wait to get out to the schools this spring to lend a hand”, says Jeff Spenst of Pembina Pipeline Corporation. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Northern Environmental Action Team will receive $150,000 over three years from the Pembina Pipeline Corporation to support the Food Secure Kids program.Each spring, NEAT, works with local schools in Fort St. John and Dawson Creek to bring food security education to students from K-6. As part of this program, students are encouraged to explore what they eat and how their food gets to them. Each grade has specifically designed curriculum that incorporates how to grow plants and keep them healthy, what role pollinators play in our food system, and how to minimize the distance your food is travelling amongst other things.“It’s really about creating healthier relationships within our food systems,” says NEAT Executive Director Karen Mason-Bennett. “We understand not everyone is going to grow their own food as adults, but knowing how much goes into getting those carrots onto your table will hopefully foster an increased respect and support for those who do.”
MTG has appointed two new members to its leadership team following its decision to split the business into two companies – MTG and Nordic Entertainment Group.Peter NørrelundBoth appointments are for the new MTG, which after the split will comprise MTG’s current esports, online gaming and digital video content operations.Peter Nørrelund, who is currently executive vice-president and CEO of MTG Sport, will become MTG EVP, head of product development and incubation from July 1.He also becomes co-CEO of MTG’s eSports business DreamHack with immediate effect, working alongside Dreamhack’s current president and CEO Marcus Lindmark.The second appointment will see MTG’s current head of legal – M&A and corporate legal affairs, Johan Levinsson, become MTG Group general counsel from July 1.MTG said that additional leadership appointments will be made in due course. As previously announced, Jørgen Madsen Lindemann will be president and CEO of the new MTG and Maria Redin will be CFO.“Peter Nørrelund and Johan Levinsson have both played key roles in building MTG’s position as a leading global digital entertainer,” said Lindemann.“Their experience and passion will be instrumental as we develop and expand our portfolio of hyper growth global companies in esports, online gaming and digital video content.”At the same time MTG announced that it has completed the sale of its 75% holding in youth broadcaster Trace for a total cash consideration of €30 million (approximately SEK 313 million).MTG agreed to sell its majority stake in Trace in January and since then has announced the sale of its 95% shareholding in Bulgaria’s Nova Broadcasting Group to investment company PPF Group. The deal values Nova at €185 million.The moves mark MTG’s ongoing strategic transformation from a traditional national broadcaster to a global digital entertainer. Last year it also sold its Czech TV assets for €116 million and its Baltic broadcasting business for €100 million.
In This Issue.* Markets believe RBA is dovish. * A$ gets sold on markets belief. * Markets await Brazilian Gov’t. * Japanese yen to fall to 150?.And, Now, Today’s Pfennig For Your Thoughts!U.S. Files Complaint Against S&P.Good day. And a Tom Terrific Tuesday to you! Well, I do believe it will turn out to be a Tom Terrific Tuesday because I hit all the stoplights on the way to work, on green! So, see. it really is the little things that puts me in a good mood! Today is National Pancake Day. the people over at the local IHOP are giving away free pancakes today. The IHOP by my house ALWAYS has a line out the door, so they must be giving something away free every day! HA!Well. the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) did keep their rates on hold, as I suspected they would, last night, but. the markets seem to have read something in the statement that I didn’t see. The markets seem to believe the statement was dovish, although I thought it to be neutral or balanced. The RBA talked about how the global economy was looking better, and that domestic data was better than expected. On flip side, falling inflation is giving the RBA the courage to talk about cutting rates in the 2nd QTR of 2013. Who knows, by then things could be completely different in the world. And if I were running the RBA I wouldn’t be talking about rate cuts!So, with the markets seeing something in the statement that I didn’t, the Aussie dollar (A$) has slipped back below $1.04. Having the Chinese put the governor on the renminbi, because of the Japanese yen weakness, as caused some concern for the A$ investors. They see China’s placing the governor on the renminbi / yuan as a sign that their economic recovery isn’t as strong as previously thought. But that’s not it at all! China is merely reacting on a competition basis, to the weakening yen.For instance, China’s economy grew at 4.7% in December alone! The domestic demand in China has really taken hold, folks. And just in time too!Speaking of yen. did you see that well respected analyst, Dennis Gartman, called for yen to call to 150? WOW! Now. that’s quite a fall! When I began my career in foreign exchange yen traded around 130. And in the Asian meltdown of 1997-98 yen reached 147, so to reach 150, yen is going to have to fall far and fast. But I don’t doubt it could get that weak folks. It’s what happens when a country paints itself in a corner with debt coming out their ears, multiple implementations of Quantitative Easing, Budget stimulus, and zero interest rates. That last description of what Japan has done to paint itself into a corner, sound just like what has happened here in the U.S., eh? Oh, yes it does! Back around 2004 & 05, I kept telling you that the U.S. was turning Japanese, yes, I really think so. And now years later, you can hold the list of things the two countries have done to spark their economy, and they are identical. if this were a classroom, these two would be accused of cheating!The IMM Futures positions last week, showed the dollar shorts positions narrowed, led by a huge decline in Canadian dollar / loonie longs. That followed a dovish Bank of Canada (BOC) meeting, as well as a weak Canadian inflation report. Japanese yen came in second in net short positions, and even the darling of the futures crowd, the Mexican peso, even pulled back on their net longs. So, as we entered the weekend last week, the futures guys and gals were feeling better about the dollar.But that was all before the Jobs Jamboree last Friday, left the markets wondering if they should be long dollars after all.Late last week the Brazilian real dropped below the psychological level of 2 (real is a European priced currency so as the price drops, the greater return VS dollars). The last time real fell below 2, it didn’t last too long, as the Brazilian Gov’t made sure of that! But now it’s been a few days, and the real is looking healthier. And the reason is being tied to the rising inflation in Brazil. the markets smell blood here, and think the Brazilian Gov’t and the Central Bank of Brazil will have no choice but to raise rates to quell the rising inflation..You may recall that higher interest rates in Brazil is what provided the underpinning to the real, which was the best performing currency in 2010. before the Brazilian Gov’t started to play games with the currency. Brazil’s Central Bank issued a report after their last meeting in Jan. saying that “the outlook for inflation is getting worse in the short term.” I say, be careful here, folks. we all know what the Gov’t is capable of when they put their mind to making the real weak. but the recovery is impressive!Yesterday, I told you about the political fears in Spain and Italy, causing bond auction yields to rise, and the euro to lose gained ground from Friday. Well, an article in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) says that the honeymoon for the euro is over. The writer believes that while the immediate threat of a sovereign default has passed for now, there are still plenty of risks in the Eurozone. The writer doesn’t believe in the economics of the Eurozone or the politics.I don’t think there’s anything new here, for Pfennig readers, as I’ve told you all that the Eurozone and the euro wasn’t out of the woods because of all these things. But, there’s something that the WSJ writer is missing here, and that is. the dollar and euro are offset partners. So, do the fundamentals in the U.S. look better? Apparently, the markets don’t think so. But, I think it’s important to not let the recent run in the euro, begin to blind us with science. and fail us in biology! HA! How about some Thomas Dolby for you 80’s music fans!For the money. I saw some financial institutions calling for the euro to hold steady Eddie for a bit, and then resume its rise. So, this is good. we’ve got two different opinions on what the euro is going to do near term, which always makes for a good market! I’d rather have it like this, then to have everyone on the same side of the boat.. At least investors can pick which opinion suits them, and invest! You’ll know when everyone is on the same side of the boat, when you get in a taxi and the taxi driver talks to you about the investment! Or when your neighbor stops you in the driveway, and substitutes his usual good morning, good afternoon, or good night, with a “hey neighbor, I just bought “X”.And the price of Gold is stronger this morning by $6. while the price of Oil continues to be in the high $90’s both anti-dollar assets are champing at the bit to move higher VS the dollar. Yesterday, I talked about the limited supply of Gold & Silver. I received quite a few emails from people telling me there’s a hoard of Gold under the sea. Hmmm. Interesting.Then There Was This. Well, it finally happened. a Ratings Agency has been accused of knowingly understating the credit risks of bonds and derivatives that were central to the financial meltdown. The U.S. Justice Dept. filed a complaint yesterday in Los Angeles, accusing McGraw Hill and Standard & Poors (S&P) of three types of fraud. This is the first federal enforcement action against a credit-rating firm for alleged illegal behavior related to the crisis. Apparently, the U.S. Gov’t and S&P, which is owned by McGraw Hill, were trying to settle this behind closed doors, but when the U.S. asked for $1 Billion and an admission of wrongdoing, S&P balked. So, now the Gov’t is left filing a complaint.Both Chris and I have wondered for over 5 years now, why the credit agencies got to go Ollie, Ollie, Oxen free, from any association with the financial meltdown. Here’s where it will get sticky. S&P responded to the case being filed with this statement: “A DOJ lawsuit would be entirely without factual or legal merit. It would disregard the central facts that S&P reviewed the same subprime mortgage data as the rest of the market, including U.S. Government officials who in 2007 stated that problems in the subprime market appeared to be contained.”Chuck again. Yes. remember that? Oh, to be not on tape saying that, has got to be what the U.S. Gov’t is thinking right now. Not to pick at an open sore here, but I also remember Big Ben Bernanke saying that “All that said, given the fundamental factors in place that should support the demand for housing, we believe the effect of the troubles in the subprime sector on the broader housing market will likely be limited, and we do not expect significant spillovers from the subprime market to the rest of the economy or to the financial system.”To recap. The euro holds steady Eddie, but the A$ gets sold on what the markets believe to be a dovish statement by the RBA last night. Yen continues to slide, and now Dennis Gartman believes yen will fall to 150. And the Brazilian real is on a ride right now, as the markets test the waters of a real below 2.Currencies today 2/5/13. American Style: A$ $1.0385, kiwi .8425, C$ $1.0025, euro 1.3545, sterling 1.5740, Swiss $1.10, . European Style: rand 8.8850, krone 5.4770, SEK 6.3265, forint 215.75, zloty 3.0825, koruna 18.93, RUB 30.01, yen 93.45, sing 1.2385, HKD 7.7535, INR 53.13, China 6.2305, pesos 12.66, BRL 1.9890, Dollar Index 79.58, Oil $96.62, 10-year 1.99%, Silver $31.88, and Gold. $1,674.20That’s it for today. Well. football is over, and now college basketball gets attention. but the real meat can be found about a week out, when pitchers and catchers report to spring training! YAHOO! Yes, baseball gets an even earlier start this year, as this spring the World Baseball Championship games will be played. I received my tickets to the spring training games last week, I opened the package and saw the tickets and said to myself, “self, let’s go now!” Calm down Chuck, it will be here soon enough. I’m back to having to get my feet up during the day, as the infection in my leg is back. No worries, though. and with that, I thank you for reading the Pfennig and hope you have a Tom Terrific Tuesday!Chuck Butler President EverBank World Markets 1-800-926-4922 www.everbank.com