Colleges under pressure after flooding damage

first_imgOxford suffered from flash flooding last week due to torrential rainfall, causing substantial disruption to students and commuters.According to the Met Office, Oxfordshire suffered the heaviest rainfall in the UK last Thursday night, as thunderstorms hit the county for five hours from 17:00.A number of colleges were affected by the flooding, including Magdalen, Mansfield, Pembroke, and Wadham.Heavy rain caused the guttering at Wadham to overflow, which left the top of the library, the MCR, and five student bedrooms affected.A spokesperson for Wadham told Cherwell: “Alternative arrangements were put in place for student bedrooms and the top floor of the library was reopened the day after the incident.”Meanwhile, Mansfield students helped to mop water out of the café area, which had leaked through from the flooded road outside. The rain also came through the roof of Somerville’s college bar, and flooded their patio area. However, the flooding was gone the followingday.Elsewhere in Oxford, around 100 people had to be evacuated from an Oxford Pride show taking place at the Old Fire Station, after water started leaking through the roof. Botley Road, a main route into Oxford from the west of the city, had to be closed due to several feet of water pooled under a railway bridge. Firefighters attended the affected area and the road was reopened by the next morning.Commuters experienced delayed trains from Oxford, due to flooding on the line and at nearby station Didcot Parkway.last_img read more

Revenue Diversification: The Antidote to today’s low-yield loan interest rates

first_imgIt’s no secret that auto loan yields are at low levels due to industry-wide low interest rates. According to the NCUA, the national average for a new vehicle loan with a 48-month term was 2.58%, as of December 2015. However, Forbes recently found a financial institution offering vehicle loans for 0.74%. While there has been some news on interest rates rising, the reality is that today’s competitive marketplace is clearly keeping rates in a low holding pattern.The good news is that loan origination volumes are increasing in this low-interest-rate environment. The bad news, of course, is that financial institutions are experiencing low overall revenue yields. In the worst-case scenarios, financial institutions are wondering how they can continue to survive in this market.However, many financial institutions have already discovered the key to keeping their revenue on track. They are diversifying their income stream with fee-based products. In fact, in a marketplace with ongoing large and small financial swings, the best long-term strategy is income diversification.This philosophy relates to the old adage: Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket. With the right mix of interest-earning and fee-based products, financial institutions gain the benefits of both worlds. continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

A long week of winter weather ahead — Winter Storm Warning today-Monday, prolonged bitter cold this week

first_imgNational Weather Service Des Moines IA1100 AM CST Sun Jan 27 2019…Snow and Strong Winds with Blowing Snow Leading to HazardousTravel North Half of Iowa into Monday……Prolonged, Dangerous Cold and Wind Chills this Week….Yet another snow producing system is slated to impact northernIowa with a mix of precipitation over the south. Moderate toheavy snow is expected later today before ending early Mondaymorning. Strong winds will also develop tonight leading tosignificant blowing and drifting snow where appreciable snow hasfallen.This system will be followed by an extended and rarely seenoutbreak of extreme cold and dangerous wind chills from Tuesdaythrough early Thursday. Additional watches, warnings, andadvisories will likely be issued in the coming days.IAZ006-007-016-017-026>028-039-280100-/O.CON.KDMX.WS.W.0005.190127T2100Z-190128T1800Z//O.CON.KDMX.WC.A.0002.190129T1200Z-190131T1500Z/Winnebago-Worth-Hancock-Cerro Gordo-Franklin-Butler-Bremer-Black Hawk-Including the cities of Forest City, Lake Mills, Northwood,Manly, Garner, Britt, Kanawha, Mason City, Clear Lake, Hampton,Parkersburg, Clarksville, Shell Rock, Greene, Aplington, Allison,Dumont, Waverly, Waterloo, and Cedar Falls1100 AM CST Sun Jan 27 2019…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THISAFTERNOON TO NOON CST MONDAY……WIND CHILL WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNINGTHROUGH THURSDAY MORNING…* WHAT…Moderate to heavy snow with blowing and drifting snow followed by extended, dangerously cold wind chills. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches with locally higher amounts possible. A brief wintry mix may occur toward the end of the precipitation as well, but any accumulations would be light, if at all. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph Tuesday, and extreme bitter cold into midweek, will produce wind chills in the 30s and 40s below zero for two days. Wind chills in the 50s below zero may occur at times.* WHERE…Northeast Iowa.* WHEN…For the Winter Storm Warning, from 3 PM this afternoon to noon CST Monday. For the Wind Chill Watch, from Tuesday morning through Thursday morning.* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on snow covered roads and slippery road conditions. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the Monday morning commute. The dangerously cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 5 to 10 minutes.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleetand ice will make travel very hazardous or impossible.A Wind Chill Watch means there is the potential for a combinationof very cold air and the wind to create dangerously low windchill values. Monitor the latest forecasts and warnings forupdates on this situation.The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from canbe obtained by calling 5 1 1.==========================Mitchell-Howard-Winneshiek-Floyd-Chickasaw-Fayette-Wabasha-Dodge-Olmsted-Winona-Mower-Fillmore-Houston-Including the cities of Osage, Cresco, Decorah, Charles City,New Hampton, Oelwein, Wabasha, Dodge Center, Rochester, Winona,Austin, Preston, and Caledonia1047 AM CST Sun Jan 27 2019…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THISAFTERNOON TO 3 PM CST MONDAY……WIND CHILL WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNINGTHROUGH THURSDAY MORNING…* WHAT…Heavy snow is expected. Dangerously cold wind chills possible. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 8 inches. Winds gusting as high as 30 mph. Wind chills as low as 60 below zero possible by Tuesday night into Wednesday.* WHERE…Portions of north central and northeast Iowa and southeast Minnesota.* WHEN…For the Winter Storm Warning, from 3 PM this afternoon to 3 PM CST Monday. For the Wind Chill Watch, from Tuesday morning through Thursday morning.* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Travel could be very difficult. Patchy blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. The dangerously cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 5 minutes.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleetand ice will make travel very hazardous or impossible.A Wind Chill Watch means there is the potential for a combinationof very cold air and the wind to create dangerously low windchill values. Monitor the latest forecasts and warnings forupdates on this situation.The latest road conditions for Iowa can be found on-line at511ia.org, in Minnesota at 511mn.org, and in Wisconsin at511wi.gov or by calling 5 1 1.last_img read more

Campesino for Gladiator Trophy feature race at Caymanas

first_imgSix starters have been declared for today’s open-allowance feature over 1400 metres for the Gladiator Trophy, including super fit CAMPESINO, who faces two tough opponents in PHINEAS and LONG RUNNING TRAIN.Significantly, all three were prepared for the December 5 Diamond Mile, but none managed to get into the race, having failed to secure the necessary earnings to make the top 16. They were placed on the reserve list instead, and with the first 16 entries standing their ground, CAMPESINO, in particular, at number one on the reserve list, failed to squeeze into the race, much to the displeasure of his owner Howard Hamilton.Today, CAMPESINO has a glorious opportunity to resume winning ways with outgoing champion jockey Dane Nelson riding for 14-time champion trainer Philip Feanny.CAMPESINO is still in fine fettle following his good second to the progressive POKER STAR in the fast-run Glen Mills Caribbean Sprint on November 14.In this small field, the five-year-old son of Campadre-Yaella should get first run on the recent Coca Cola Invitational Mile winner PHINEAS from the Andrew McDonald stables and Harry Parsard’s 3-y-o filly LONG RUNNING TRAIN, now bidding for a hat-trick, into the straight. And this should prove a decisive factor in CAMPESINO’S winning bid.PHINEAS beat him by 13/4 lengths when they last met over this trip back in June and went on to beat none other than subsequent Diamond Mile winner SEEKING MY DREAM by a head in the Invitational Mile. But CAMPESINO enjoys a 4.5 kg swing in the scales today, and, if anything, is a better horse now. He thus gets my vote.The day’s supporting feature for the War Zone Sprint Trophy has attracted 12 starters, including top contenders ROYAL ASSAULT, with Shane Ellis riding for trainer Anthony Nunes and recent winner FEARLESS FURY, who is unbeaten in two starts. The latter will be ridden by promising 4.0 kg claiming apprentice Dane Dawkins for trainer Fitzroy Glispie, and the fact that he is set to receive 7.0 kg from the speedy ROYAL ASSAULT, tilts the balance in his favour.I also like ELVIRA in the second race; JAMAI RAJA in the third for maiden two-year-olds; as well as down-in-class RAGING PROSPECT IN The fifth; YOGA in the sixth; and the recently disqualified winner, PRINCE O’SHAUN, in the 12th and final.last_img read more

PH wins bronze in sepak takraw men’s doubles

first_imgLATEST STORIES Myanmar won the gold while Malaysia settled for silver.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 LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games Read Next LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief FILE PHOTO – PH Chinlone team wins the 1st silver for the country during the 2017 SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZThe Philippines earned a podium finish in sepak takraw in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games Sunday in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.The Philippines won the bronze medal in the men’s doubles event sharing the plum with Laos.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Centeno wins gold, Amit settles for silver anew in women’s 9-ball View commentslast_img read more

Talked out: Cavs drop 4th straight day after team meeting

first_imgMOST READ Thaddeus Young scored 26 points, Darren Collison had 25 and the Indiana Pacers sent Cleveland to its fourth straight loss, 124-107 on Wednesday night.James had 33 points and 11 assists, but it wasn’t enough to keep Cleveland from losing for the fifth time in six games and falling to 3-5.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 shutoutJames was upbeat following Sunday’s 19-point loss to New York and pointed out it was still October. He was in a far less positive mood Wednesday, saying three times, “It’s a new month.”The Cavaliers held a lengthy meeting before Tuesday’s practice to discuss their struggles, but the defending Eastern Conference champions have lost by a combined margin of 58 points in their losing streak. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH The Cavaliers haven’t looked like the team that has been in three straight NBA Finals since winning their first two games.“No one’s going to feel sorry for us,” coach Tyronn Lue said. “We’ve got to do it ourselves.”Indiana showed little effect from playing the second end of a back-to-back. The Pacers rolled pastSacramento 101-83 on Tuesday and led for most of the first half.“It’s a big win for this young team,” Pacers coach Nate McMillan said. “We knew Cleveland would come outwith a sense of urgency after losing their last three.”Lance Stephenson was assessed a flagrant one in the second quarter for hitting James in the groin area as the four-time MVP drove to the basket.James spent several seconds on the baseline hunched over in pain before walking to the bench while the officials looked at the replay. James made both free throws, sparking an 11-0 run.Derrick Rose had 19 points while Kevin Love had 13 points and 13 rebounds.BAD NUMBERJames tied a season high with eight turnovers.“That’s way too many,” he said. “I’ve been in the three or four range, but when you double that, that’s nota good ingredient for your team to be successful.” View comments LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James, right, drives against Indiana Pacers’ Thaddeus Young in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — There’s not much more for the Cleveland Cavaliers to talk about.A day after a clear-the-air team meeting, LeBron James and his teammates didn’t get any better.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Read Nextcenter_img Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC PH team chief wants new facilities for nat’l athletes Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa “A lot of teams are playing well right now,” James said. “We’re not. That’s just a simple fact.”The Cavaliers still have issues to work out, especially on the defensive end. Cleveland led 69-68 in the third quarter, but Indiana hit four straight 3-pointers and built an eight-point lead.Indiana was 16 of 26 from 3-point range. Cleveland had allowed the second most 3-pointers in the league going into the game.Victor Oladipo scored 23 points for the Pacers. Bojan Bogdanovic added 17, and Domantas Sabonis had 15 points and 12 rebounds.Cleveland has battled injuries since training camp and was hit with another when forward Tristan Thompson left in the second quarter with a strained left calf. He exited the arena on crutches.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters 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 GOOD BALANCEEach of Indiana’s five starters scored in double figures and combined for 106 points.“That’s what we’re doing, winning games by committee,” Young said. “We’re moving the ball and trusting each other. I love playing with this team.”CLOSING INJames will likely reach two personal milestones Friday against Washington. He’s eight points away from becoming the seventh player with 29,000 in his career. James can also extend his streak of double-figure scoring games to 800. The last time he didn’t score 10 in a regular-season game was Jan. 5, 2007 inMilwaukee, where he had eight.TIP-INSPacers: Bogdanovic took a knee to the head from Dwyane Wade, who was leaping trying to block his shot in the fourth quarter, but stayed in the game. … C Myles Turner worked out before the game, but remains in the concussion protocol.Cavaliers: Thompson had eight rebounds and two points in 14 minutes. He had one point, no rebounds and four fouls in 19 minutes Sunday. … G Iman Shumpert (sore right knee) has missed the last two games.UP NEXTPacers: Visit Philadelphia on Friday night. Indiana has won 12 of the last 14 in the series.Cavaliers: Visit Washington on Friday night.last_img read more

Alejandro cherishes time with Jarin: ‘He’s like a father figure to us’

first_imgJohn Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. “Every night he’ll send me a random text, and we’re always talking. That’s extra special for me.” Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC UST averts winless season, beats UE ‘Pamana’: Mausoleum caretaker cherishes humble work for family PLAY LIST 03:06‘Pamana’: Mausoleum caretaker cherishes humble work for family02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8000:58UE’s rookie coach Silva ‘honored’ to be in same league as champion coaches, former mentors01:37Protesters 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 LATEST STORIES Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 READ: Alejandro laments not playing more years under NU coach Jarin“My UAAP career has been fun especially my last year with coach Jamike, that’s really been my best memory,” said Alejandro, who played in his final UAAP game after NU lost to University of the Philippines, 106-81, Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.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“What made it special was I had the chance to play under coach Jamike who we all know is a multi-titled coach in the UAAP and the NCAA.”READ: Jarin takes blame for NU’s failed Final Four bidcenter_img QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Read Next Jarin was an eight-time UAAP juniors champion with Ateneo and a one-time NCAA seniors champion with San Beda and that was the kind of pedigree that Alejandro admired.Another thing that drew Alejandro, who is a one-time UAAP champion back in Season 77, to Jarin was the trust the mentor gave him.“The sweetest thing was he allowed Matt (Salem) and I to be captains.”Alejandro added Jarin rarely talked to them about basketball and evoked an aura not of a coach’s, but of a father figure.“He’s like a father figure to us, we actually talk more about other things not about basketball,” said Alejandro, who finished with 16 points and eight assists.ADVERTISEMENT Jay Alejandro. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJ-Jay Alejandro played just one year for National University head coach Jamike Jarin, but the graduating Bulldog said that lone year has been the most special in his UAAP tenure.And all that was thanks to Jarin.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion View commentslast_img read more

10 months agoFulham plot sensational triple swoop on Chelsea

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Fulham plot sensational triple swoop on Chelseaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFulham are being linked with a sensational triple swoop on Chelsea.The Daily Star says Maurizio Sarri has a bloated squad with a number of first-team players on the fringes under the Italian tactician.Gary Cahill, Danny Drinkwater and Victor Moses are the three most high-profile players to have been frozen out.Cahill – out of contract at the end of the season – has been limited to seven appearances in all competitions, Drinkwater has not featured since the Community Shield defeat to Manchester City while Moses has started once all season.SW6 neighbours Fulham have been linked with the trio, who will be allowed to leave in the mid-season sales. last_img read more

Petroleum analyst optimistic for the price of oil after government moves

first_imgCALGARY (660 NEWS) – The markets are now open and we will soon see if the Alberta government’s actions to cut oil production in the province will help with the price of oil.On Sunday, Rachel Notley announced an 8.7 per cent cutback on production across the province.Dan McTeague is a petroleum analyst.He believes whether or not the government made this move, there would be job losses.“For many companies, this may not be the outcome that they wanted, but spreading around the pain seems to be the only thing you could do with an environment where doing nothing would only lead to further catastrophe.”While this was certainly not the government’s first choice of action, McTeague believes it is the right course of action.“I think jobs would be affected either way,” he said. “We have to look at the absolute carnage in jobs that have taken place up to now. I think it’s short-term pain for long-term gain.”He notes the short term success on the markets will also be heavily impacted by some global moves.He sees the thawing of the trade war between the U.S. and China as a major factor.“There is also a likelihood that OPEC will cut back dramatically on production along with Russia.”last_img read more