Stocks slip but remain on track for another winning week

first_imgNEW YORK — Stocks slipped in Friday morning trading, as falling oil prices dragged down energy companies, but the S&P 500 remained on track to close out its third straight winning week following a brutal December.KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 was down 14 points, or 0.6 per cent, at 2,582, as of 10 a.m. Eastern time. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 155, or 0.6 per cent, to 23,846, and the Nasdaq composite lost 44, or 0.6 per cent, to 6,942.CRUDE CALL: Energy stocks in the S&P 500 fell 1 per cent for the largest loss among the 11 sectors that make up the index. Exxon Mobil, Chevron and ConocoPhillips all dropped more than 1 per cent.Benchmark U.S. crude oil fell 81 cents, or 1.5 per cent, to $51.75 per barrel and on pace to break a long winning streak. Oil has climbed for nine straight days, as it recovered a portion of sharp losses from prior months when worries flared about weakening demand and too much supply.Brent crude, the international standard, sank $1.07 to $60.61. If it remains down, it would be the first drop for oil in two weeks.2019 RELIEF: The S&P 500 has been clawing back gains since running to the edge of what traders call a “bear market,” when it dropped 19.8 per cent between setting a record in September and a low on Christmas Eve. Stocks have climbed on soothing words from the Federal Reserve about the future path of interest rates, plus hopes that the U.S.-China trade dispute may ease. That’s helped to at least paper over worries about slowing growth for corporate earnings and the possibility of a looming recession.Even with Friday’s weak opening, the S&P 500 is on pace for a 1.9 per cent gain this week. It would be the third consecutive winning week for the index, its longest since August. Not only that, the last three weeks of gains have all been of at least 1.8 per cent. If that holds, it would be the longest such streak since 2001.US-CHINA TALKS: Talks between American and Chinese negotiators may have ended without significant breakthroughs, but traders are choosing to focus on the positives. The fact that talks lasted a day longer than planned, conciliatory statements from both sides and the possibility of higher-level talks in the near future are driving gains in Europe and Asia. In December, U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping agreed to a 90-day tariffs cease-fire, for negotiators to soothe tensions that have unsettled trade.MARKETS ABROAD: In Asia, Japan’s Nikkei 225 index jumped 1 per cent, the Kospi in South Korea rose 0.6 per cent and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong gained 0.5 per cent. In Europe, France’s CAC 40 dropped 0.6 per cent, and Germany’s DAX lost 0.6 per cent. The FTSE 100 in London fell 0.4 per cent.INTEREST RATES: The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.68 per cent from 2.73 per cent late Thursday.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Any form of child labour shouldnt be allowed in LS polls DCPCR

first_imgNew Delhi: “There should not be any form of child labour during the upcoming Lok Sabha Polls,” wrote the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) to District Magistrates inDelhi. The DCPCR letter accessed by Millennium Post reads that “Lok Sabha election is likely to be held in the month of April/May 2019.” “Your attention is invited to the letter written by the secretary of the Election Commission of India in the year 2017 regarding the prohibition of the use of children by political parties during election campaigns and engagement of child labour in the election-related activities.” Also Read – Gurdwara Bangla Sahib bans single use plastic”It should be ensured by all political parties and election officials that children are not involved in any election-related process and activities with the directions may be followed by all meticulously, “reads the DCPCR letter adding that non-compliance of the directions contained therein be brought to the notice of this commission. Roop Sudesh Vimal member DCPCR had written the letter. The child rights body also attached a letter reportedly written by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) in 2017 regarding the use of children by political parties during the election Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murdercampaign. “All the officials deputed in the election process should ensure that children are not involved in any form of carrying EVMs or other materials to the election booths, strong rooms, godowns,” claimed the letter. It further added that all political parties~National, as well as State level~be directed not to use children in the election campaign in any form whatsoever, for distribution of posters, pamphlets or to participate in slogan shouting, campaign rallies, election meetings.last_img read more

Chess World Rattled As Someone Nearly Wins Game

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Magnus Carlsen of Norway, the world’s No. 1 chess player, fended off a vicious siege at the hands of U.S. grandmaster Fabiano Caruana, the world No. 2, in London Friday. It was the sixth frame of the World Chess Championship, and one that for hours appeared likely to give the American a critical lead. But Carlsen escaped, and the match remains level, 3-3. Each of the six games so far have been a draw.“It’s a miracle save,” said Robert Hess, an American grandmaster commentating on the match for Chess.com.To catch you up: Carlsen is seeking his fourth world title while his challenger Caruana is trying for the first American world championship since Bobby Fischer in 1972. Their horns are locked in the middle of a best-of-12-game match for the game’s most important title.The two began Friday’s Game 6 in one of Caruana’s favorite openings: the Petroff. (Specific lines of this opening were featured in the deleted video that scandalized the match days ago.) Game 6’s first three moves appear in 12,289 other games in the ChessBase database. In 11,802 — or 96 percent — of those, white moves its knight to f3 on its fourth move. In 17 of those — or 0.1 percent — white moves its knight to d3.Carlsen moved his knight to d3. We’ll keep the draw-filled chart below updated throughout the match. And perhaps we’ll be able to add a decisive result to it at some point. Or perhaps not. And that could be exciting, too.1While the chart below shows a big advantage for Caruana throughout most of the end of Friday’s game, the computer engine is not always perfectly reliable when it comes to numerically assessing complex, fortressed-based endgames. 87654321abcdefgh A dozen moves later, Caruana had captured three of Carlsen’s pawns, including those aspiring to become queens, and still had one of his own. That left him in a victorious position — if only he could see it. On the 68th move, a supercomputer analyzing the game found a guaranteed checkmate a distant 30 moves down the road — down a lengthy bridle path, say. Chess players are second only to maybe biological taxonomists in their proclivity to elaborately name things, and sure enough even this rare position has its own proper name: the Karklins-Martinovsky Variation. But neither player was troubled by Karklins-Martinovsky, they said after the game. Its theory is well known to these elite players.And so they played on. The powerful queens came off the board by move 8, but this loss took no edge off the fight. For a while, the game looked less like a battle and more like a dressage competition, as 66 percent or more of each player’s first 12 moves were knight moves.Many moves later, as the game cantered through its middlegame, winning chances emerged and swelled for Caruana’s black pieces, according to both the computer engine and human grandmaster commentators. (Surprisingly, black, which is usually at a disadvantage, has often had an advantage over white in this match.) While there was no single blunder for Carlsen, there was an accumulation of … what to call them? “Mistakes” seems too serious. “Slip-ups” make them sound like pratfalls. Let’s go with “inaccuracies.” Carlen admitted after the game that he’d made a number of imperfect moves. By move 34, knights and bishops were the only firepower left on the board, and they threatened salvo after salvo in a crucial struggle over the pawns.By the 47th move, Carlsen was down a knight but up three pawns, which gave him a few slim hopes. Two had open routes to the end of the board, where they could become queens. Much delicate, asymmetrical and impossibly complex maneuvering commenced, as Caruana tried to prevent the pawns’ promotion. 87654321abcdefgh Caruana is an unbelievably strong player — though not that strong. As play continued, the silicon’s guarantee quickly went away. If only Carlsen could eliminate the pawns, he’d survive: a bishop and a knight versus a bishop is a theoretically guaranteed draw.Finally, through many feats, Carlsen was able to spirit away his king to a fortress on black’s side of the board. 87654321abcdefgh read more

95 WWE Results Terre Haute Indiana John Cena vs Kane

first_img Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Vin Diesel Why Total Divas Didnt Change Their Name After WWE Rebranded Videos Articles Google+ John Cena Is Done With The WWE Now Playing Up Next Twitter Vin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ scene Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Videos Articles WhatsApp 9/5 WWE Results: Terre Haute, Indiana* Goldust and Stardust def. Los Matadors.* NXT Champion Adrian Neville def. Tyler Breeze.* WWE Divas Champion Paige def. Natayla.* WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos and The Great Khali def. The Wyatt Family.* Sin Cara def. Titus O’Neil.* WWE U.S. Champion Sheamus def. Cesaro.* John Cena def. Kane in a street fight match.Source: The Wrestling Observer/Figure Four OnlineRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipVin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ sceneVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:05/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -1:01 FullscreenUp NextThis 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.Replay the listcenter_img Now Playing Up Next WWE Superstar John Cena announced as part of cast for Suicide Squad Sequel Cesaro Hopeful WWE Will Reunite The Bar Glenn “Kane” Jacobs will not be appearing at WWE Live Events despite being advertised WWE stars join “Brawlhalla” as Epic Crossovers in SummerSlam game event Facebook Now Playing Up Next Charlize Theron John Cena Now Playing Up Next Celebrity Shortlist: Top 3 Actors You Didn’t Know Could Rap Videos Articleslast_img read more

Preview for tonights live NXT Takeover on WWE Network

first_imgFacebook First match announced for WWE NXT’s debut on the USA Network in two weeks WWE Wrestler Enzo Amore Kicked Off Flight Charlotte Flair And Becky Lynch Involved In Brawl At An Unlikely Location Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Ronda Rousey Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Becky Lynch Announces Replacement to Face Ronda Rousey Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WWE Royal Rumble Card Update For 2019 WWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between Brandscenter_img Google+ WWE and Full Sail University announce expanded partnership for NXT Television Charlotte Flair NXT UK TakeOver: Cardiff Results – 8/31/19 (Walter vs. Tyler Bate for the WWE UK Title) Becky Lynch Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The following is scheduled for tonight’s live 9/11 WWE NXT Takeover: Fatal 4-Way live special from Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida on the WWE Network:1. Main Event in a Fatal 4-Way for the NXT Title: Adrian Neville (c) vs. Sami Zayn vs. Tyler Breeze vs. Tyson Kidd2. NXT Women’s Title: Charlotte (c) vs. Bayley3. NXT Tag Team Titles: The Ascension (c’s) vs. Sin Cara & Kalisto4. Hair vs. Hair: Enzo Amore vs. Sylvester LeFort5. Bull Dempsey vs. Mojo Rawley* Plus, the NXT debut of international star KENTA, introduced by WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair. The pre-show starts tonight at 7:30 PM ET on the WWE Network & on YouTube, then a post-show takes place at 10:00 PM ET.Check back later tonight for live coverage of NXT Takeover on Wrestleview.com. Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between BrandsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:30 FullscreenUp NextThis 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.Replay the list Videos Articles WhatsApp Twitterlast_img read more

91 WWE RAW remains among the top 25 shows on cable

first_img WWE RAW Preview: King of the Ring Final Match, Fallout from WWE Clash of Champions Twitter Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Pinterest WhatsApp The 9/1 WWE RAW once again ranked among the top 25 shows on cable for the week ending 9/7/14. The show came in at No. 5, No. 6 and No. 7. The show, which drew a 2.88 cable rating with an average audience of 3.97 million viewers, came in at No. 4, No. 5 and No. 8 last week.Source: TVbythenumbers.comcenter_img WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 Facebook Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+last_img read more

VIDEO Nikolai Volkoff appears with Rusev and Lana

first_img WWE has posted the following video from after last night’s 9/8 WWE RAW of WWE Hall of Famer Nikolai Volkoff appearing with Rusev & Lana backstage.You can view the video below. Videos Articles Google+ Pinterest Now Playing Up Next New additions to “Total Divas” cast next season, Bella Twins planning to leave the series Videos Articles Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Royal Rumble Highlights: Becky takes Lana’s spot, Brock vs. Balor, Tag Titles Videos Articles Roman Reigns is in Remission WWE couple no longer part of Total Divas, Former TNA/WWE star at live event Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions WhatsApp Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Kurt Angle Now Playing Up Next Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis 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.Replay the list Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Cesaro Now Playing Up Next Facebook Is WWE Losing Its Audience?last_img read more

WWE starts process of liquidating all CM Punk merchandise

first_img Twitter CM Punk to appear at Starrcast III, Scheduled for interview and meet-and-greet Google+ Facebook WhatsApp The Young Bucks on CM Punk coming to AEW, Cody’s chairshot, nearly signing with WWE center_img Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest In a response to a 22 page letter being sent to WWE from attorneys representing former WWE star Phil “CM Punk” Brooks, WWE is currently in the process of liquidating all CM Punk merchandise from WWE Shop. At one point prices for Punk merchandise had been discounted to very low amounts this week. Performing a search for “CM Punk” on WWE Shop comes back with: “0 RESULTS FOUND FOR “CM Punk” – Did you mean: CM PINK.”Source: The Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Online, WWEShop.com Chris Jericho on being disappointed with his WrestleMania 18 main event matchlast_img read more

NXT talent scheduled for next weeks WWE TV tapings

first_imgFacebook NXT talent Sami Zayn, Tyler Breeze and NXT Champion Adrian Neville have been scheduled to appear at this Monday’s 9/15 WWE RAW in Lafayette, Louisiana and this Tuesday’s 9/16 WWE Smackdown TV tapings in Biloxi, Mississippi according to a report by Mike Johnson.It is said that more talent from NXT have been scheduled to appear at WWE TV tapings over the course of the next several weeks as well. It is unknown as of this writing what the NXT talent will be used for on WWE television. Source: PWInsider.com Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE RAW Results – 8/19/19 (King of the Ring Tournament begins, United States Title match) WWE announces King of the Ring Tournament Matches for Monday Night RAW WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter Pinterest Google+ Sami Zayn hosting stand-up comedy benefit event during SummerSlam weekendlast_img read more

Listing schedule for WWE Network for September 16 2014

first_img Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Google+ Pinterest WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ronda Rousey Seth Rollins WWE Watch Along to stream live on social media during Clash of Champions PPV Facebook Shawn Michaels Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Twittercenter_img WWE Network live-stream schedule for 9/16/14:9:00 am ET – Journey to SummerSlam: 8/19/14. Witness the journeys of Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, and Roman Reigns – from their humble beginnings to the biggest event of the summer!10:00 am ET – WWE Beyond The Ring: 12/1/09. A look at Jeff Hardy’s ascension as a singles Superstar with a backstage look at ‘The Enigmatic One’.11:00 am ET – Monday Night War: 9/9/14. Mick Foley’s unorthodox style makes him an unlikely success story and a unique weapon for WWE in their war with WCW.12:00 pm ET – Journey to SummerSlam: 8/19/14. Witness the journeys of Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, and Roman Reigns – from their humble beginnings to the biggest event of the summer!1:00 pm ET – WWE Beyond The Ring: 12/1/09. A look at Jeff Hardy’s ascension as a singles Superstar with a backstage look at ‘The Enigmatic One’.2:00 pm ET – WWE Countdown: 6/30/14. Counting down the Top Ten Most Exciting Celebrity Twists ever in WWE History, as voted by the WWE Universe.3:00 pm ET – Monday Night War: 9/9/14. Mick Foley’s unorthodox style makes him an unlikely success story and a unique weapon for WWE in their war with WCW.4:00 pm ET – Monday Night War: 9/15/14. A controversial end to Bret Hart’s WWE career forever changes the fate of Monday Night Raw and Monday Nitro.5:00 pm ET – WWE Countdown: 9/15/14. Counting down the top ten moments from the Royal Rumble PPV events.6:00 pm ET – WWE Beyond The Ring: 7/25/11. The greatest Superstars of the 21st century profiles 15 superstars that dominated the ring for the first decade of the 2000s.7:30 pm ET – Slam City: 9/14/14. WWE Slam City is an animated show featuring a character The Finisher who fires all of the WWE Superstars which forces them to find day jobs.8:00 pm ET – WWE Main Event LIVE: 9/15/14. WWE Main Event features incredible in-ring action from the WWE Superstars and Divas of Monday Night Raw and Friday Night SmackDown.9:00 pm ET – Monday Night War: 9/15/14. A controversial end to Bret Hart’s WWE career forever changes the fate of Monday Night Raw and Monday Nitro.10:00 pm ET – WWE Countdown: 9/15/14. Counting down the top ten moments from the Royal Rumble PPV events.11:00 pm ET – WWE Main Event: 9/15/14. WWE Main Event features incredible in-ring action from the WWE Superstars and Divas of Monday Night Raw and Friday Night SmackDown.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Lists The Shields Top 10 WinsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis 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.Replay the list Videos Articles WWE Live returns to China this September, Will hold tryouts this July in Shanghai ROH announces Death Before Dishonor PPV and TV tapings for Las Vegas this September Roman Reigns Is Back, But Not Fighting For Belts Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Natalya Opens Up About Her Reaction To Roman Reigns’ Cancer Battle Videos Articleslast_img read more