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Five players the Raiders might target at No. 35

first_imgALAMEDA — The Raiders completed their first-round haul Thursday night by adding Clemson defensive end Clelin Ferrell, Alabama running back Josh Jacobs and Mississippi State safety Johnathan Abram without trading up or back from picks Nos. 4, 24 and 27.They’ll be slightly less active on Friday during Rounds 2 and 3, when they currently pick only once at No. 35 overall, just three picks into the night’s action. The Raiders don’t hold a third-round pick after trading it to the Steelers in the …last_img read more

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Qantas expects bumper annual profit of up to $A1.4 billion

first_imgAustralian carrier Qantas is predicting another bumper full-year underlying pre-tax profit of $A1.35 billion to $A1.4 billion, making it the second highest in the airline’s history.In a trading update released after the market closed, the airline said it had seen an improving performance from its domestic operations and a “slight moderation” in the challenging conditions facing it in the international market.The result compares to an underlying profit of $A1.53 billion and a net profit of $1.03 billion in 2015-16.“Last year we posted the highest earnings in Qantas’ history and our guidance today would make this year’s underlying profit the second best in almost 100 years. It shows we’re able to keep performing in a mixed global environment,” chief executive Alan Joyce said.“Between our domestic flying businesses, Qantas and Jetstar, and Loyalty we are delivering solid earnings growth.“Internationally it’s still tough, with high levels of capacity growth pushing fares down, but we’ve seen those conditions ease slightly. Because of the work we’ve done to transform Qantas and expand into growth markets, our international businesses are navigating the headwinds better than our key competitors.”Group revenue was down 1.4 per cent to $A3.96 billion in the third quarter and unit revenue was down 1.8 per cent.Domestic unit revenue rose 4.6 per cent compared to the third quarter last year as the airline reduced capacity by 3.7 per cent, including a 19 per cent reduction in the resource sector.It expects the positive trend to continue in the fourth quarter.The airline said tough conditions that have seen other airlines in the Asia-pacific record big profit falls had eased slightly in the third quarter as capacity growth in the broader market slowed.International unit revenue was down by 5.6 per cent year-on-year on a group international capacity increase of 2.2 per cent but the airline said it expected the decline to continue moderating in the fourth quarter as the capacity growth from competitors dropped from high first-half levels to around 5 per cent.“Taking this into account the Qantas Group expects to report an Underlying Profit Before Tax in the range of $1.35 billion to $1.40 billion for the financial year 2017,’’ it said.“This reflects improving performance from group domestic and Qantas Loyalty partially offsetting a relatively weaker, but resilient, group International performance in a highly competitive market.’’The airline said the guidance did not include the impact of bond rate movements which would have an adverse non-cash impact on the underlying profit of $A25 million.last_img read more

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Happy 17th birthday Geocaching.com! What else happened on this day?

first_imgToday, September 2, 2017, marks Geocaching.com’s 17th birthday. Woohoo! (You’re lookin’ good — you’ve only gotten better with age!). But what else happened on this day in history?Here are 17 events that also happened on September 2nd. Queen Cleopatra VII declares her son, Ptolemy XV Caesarion, as co-ruler of Egypt, 44 BC.Ptolemy XV Caesarion2. Great Britain adopts the Gregorian calendar, nearly two centuries after most of Western Europe, 1752.Great Britain adopts the Gregorian calendar3. First bank robbery in the US: Bank of Pennsylvania robbed of $162,821, 1798.The other kind of cash4. A solar superstorm — known as the Carrington Event — affects electrical telegraph service, 1859.Solar superstorm5. Telegraph service between Germany and United States begins, 1900.Telegraphs around the world6. The first science fiction film, A Trip to the Moon, is released, 1902.Trip to the Moon7. Henri Rousseau, French post-impressionist painter dies, 1910.Henri Rousseau8. Margaret Mitchell, American author of Gone with the Wind marries Red Berrien Upshaw, 1922.Clark Gable reads Gone with the Wind9. First transatlantic round trip air flight is completed, 1936.Vrooooom10. Academy copyrights Oscar statuette, 1941.Oscar11. Dr. F. John Lewis 1st uses deep freeze technique in heart surgery, 1952.<312. Keanu Reeves, star of The Matrix and Speed was born, 1964.You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland13. First automatic teller machine (ATM) is installed in New York, 1969.ATM14. German runner, Renate Stecher, runs 100m European female record (11.07 sec), 1972.Renate Stecher15. British writer, J. R. R. Tolkien, author of The Lord of the Rings dies, 1973.J. R. R. Tolkien16. British runner, Graham Salmon, set world’s record for 100 meters by a blind man, 1978.Graham Salmon17. Geocaching.com founded in Seattle, Washington, 2000.Bryan, Jeremy, and Elias18. Earth’s trees number just over 3 trillion according to study in Nature by Thomas Crowther of Yale University, 2015.Breathe easy! SharePrint RelatedInside Geocaching HQ Transcript (Episode 30): GIFFOctober 11, 2019In "GIFF"PROJECT GeoGames 2012 - A Lackey's JourneyJuly 24, 2012In "Community"Geocaching.com Co-Founder Celebrates Ten Years of Geo-LoveNovember 18, 2011In "Community"center_img Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

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Punjab Cabinet minister Rana Gurjit Singh tenders his resignation

first_imgPunjab Cabinet minister Rana Gurjit Singh, who has been under fire from the Opposition for his alleged involvement in sand mining auctions, has submitted his resignation as Power and Irrigation minister to Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.“I have given my resignation from the ministry to the Captain Sahib. I gave my resignation personally to the Chief Minister a week back,” he said today.Rana Gurjit Singh, who is an MLA from Kapurthala, has been handling the power and irrigation portfolios.When asked why he gave his resignation, he said that the Opposition was trying to corner the Chief Minister by making false allegations against him and was demanding his resignation.“I have now tendered my resignation,” Rana Gurjit Singh said.However, there is no official confirmation of the acceptance of his resignation.The opposition, especially AAP leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira, was demanding Rana Gurjit Singh’s resignation from the Chief Minister after the cabinet minister’s name had last year allegedly figured in the sand mining auctions.The State government had then formed the Justice JS Narang Commission following allegations involving Rana Gurjit Singh in the sand mining auctions conducted by the mining department in May last year.The commission was mandated to probe all aspects of the allegations of impropriety against the irrigation and power minister in the multi-crore sand mining auctions.The minister had claimed that there was no wrongdoing in the auctions.This year, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) had reportedly issued summons for January 17 to Rana Inder Partap Singh, son of minister Rana Gurjit Singh, in connection with the raising of funds abroad by floating global depository receipts for one of the family-owned companies allegedly without the mandatory permission of the Reserve Bank of India.“Opposition again made hue and cry that ED had issued summons. Though, I am not looking after the business, the reply will be given to them (ED),” said Rana Gurjit Singh, who has been considered close to the Chief Minister.last_img read more