Winner of the Premium Tickets to the Donegal match is……..

first_imgCOMPETITION: The winner of the two premium tickets to see Donegal face off with Dublin on Saturday is……… Charlie McGarvey. Our fabulous competition in conjunction with Specsavers was an incredible success, and we received hundreds of e-mails, likes and shares on the competition.Thanks to all participated in the competition, and well done to Charlie McGarvey who was selected at random. Contact markforker88@gmail.com to claim your prize.The correct answer was: Hawkeye was introduced to the GAA in 2013, so well done to all of you who got it right.For those of you still looking for tickets, Kelly’s Centra, Mountain Top are giving away TWO free tickets for any customers who visit their store today! #tirchonaillabú Winner of the Premium Tickets to the Donegal match is…….. was last modified: August 4th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:competitionCroke ParknewsPremiumSportticketslast_img read more

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Made To Order: Big Moves In Online Food Delivery

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Thanks to your smartphone, we spend arguably almost every waking moment online. And the past few years have taught retailers and consumers the value of e-commerce on these multi-function devices. But are we missing something? Is this platform also the future of online food ordering and delivery?A flurry of major moves in the space practically scream that online, specifically mobile, is becoming the new driving force in food sales. And it’s not just one company leading the charge; several are demonstrating that digital devices are the hunting and gathering tools of our society.This past quarter, Domino’s Pizza saw a 5% rise in sales internationally. Five percent may not sound like a big number, but when you realize the company has a market cap of $30 billion, that’s $1.5 billion – literally, tons of dough. Breaking it down where all the sales came from, 40% of Domino’s delivery sales were from the Web. The bottom line is, people are lazy and crave the easiest possible methods to get what they want. A 2012 report from the National Restaurant Association found that in the past year, 36% of Americans placed an order online; 46% said they would order via a smartphone app if that option were available. Huge numbers of consumers are taking advantage of the convenience of pocket technology to do what Americans love to do: Eat.  But if you’re thinking it’s just the big, household name brands that are tapping in, or the online giants like Seamless and LivingSocial, that’s not the full story. Turns out both established Web companies and startups are getting a taste.House SpecialsLast week OpenTable, the online reservation giant that books 10 million diners a month at over 26,000 restaurants, announced an agreement to acquire Foodspotting for $10 million in cash. Foodspotting is an app for finding and sharing great dishes. The deal is a chess move on the part of OpenTable to seize the growing mobile market, and capitalize on that company’s community of more than 3 million users.In late January, Venice-based social dining prix-fixe community Grubwithus launched GrubTonight, an iPhone app for dinner reservations geared towards meeting new people. Amy Partridge, Grubwithus’ director of communications, says the plan is to scale quickly and host meals in L.A., San Francisco, Chicago and New York by the Fall. Grubwithus has more than 40,000 registered diners in about 1,000 restaurants across 50 cities in the U.S., Canada and the UK.Eddy Lu, Grubwithus’ co-founder and chief executive, says the company built the new app in two months, with the goal to deliver spur-of-the-moment dining experiences.“Everyday I ask myself the question ‘what am I going to do tonight,’” Lu said. The answer always involves dinner. “We built GrubTonight for the spontaneous person who doesn’t have time or the ability to make plans days in advance.”Also in Venice (currently experiencing a dining renaissance in brick-and-mortar locations), food delivery startup ChowNow announced a $3 million funding round a few weeks ago. The service, which debuted in May 2012, allows eaters to order and pick up food using their Facebook account or mobile device. With the new funding, ChowNow is set to expand to more locations, and is eyeing catering services, as well as new venues like delis inside grocery stores, gyms, juice bars, resorts and food trucks.“The vast majority of to go orders come from repeat-loyal customers,” explained Christopher Webb, ChowNow’s co-founder and chief executive. Webb thinks his company can help foster long-term relationships between diners and vendors. Although not as well known as others, his service was one of the first to incorporate social networking and smartphones as tools to make orders. Beyond The U.S.This isn’t just an American trend. In August, Berlin, Germany-based ordering site Delivery Hero raised $49 million in funding. Delivery Hero is basically a hub for finding menus and placing online orders. Founded in late 2010, the company operates in 11 countries across four continents, with more than 30,000 participating restaurants. Each region the company operates in has their own separate site in that nation’s native tongue; plus corresponding mobile app. In Latin America, mobile service and content publisher Movile just invested $2.6 million in iFood, a Brazilian iOS and Android ordering service similar to Grubhub. Now Movile is planning on taking that product global, shooting for reaching 5,000 restaurants by 2014. Before its acquisition, iFood generated $10 million in revenue for its 1,000 restaurant partners. In many ways Brazil’s booming tech scene is a microcosm of global trends, a region expected to generate $4 billion in home delivery sales in 2013. This space will only continue to get bigger and more lucrative as more restaurants get on board and more diners take note. Perhaps the best, under-the-radar move for an entrepreneur or Web developer is to take advantage of a hungry public and get some food-related apps and services ready for the table as soon as possible.Image courtesy Of Shutterstock Related Posts Tags:#online food delivery center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting adam popescu 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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UFC strips Jones, reinstates Cormier as 205-pound champion

first_imgFILE – In this Jan. 3, 2015, file photo, Jon Jones, right, kicks Daniel Cormier during their light heavyweight title mixed martial arts bout at UFC 182 in Las Vegas. Jones has threatened to show up at WWE’s SummerSlam event and scout potential rival Brock Lesnar. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)LOS ANGELES— The UFC has stripped its light heavyweight title from Jon Jones for a third time and reinstated Daniel Cormier as the 205-pound champion after Jones’ latest failed doping test.The mixed martial arts promotion announced its decision Wednesday after the California State Athletic Commission changed the result of Jones’ victory over Cormier on July 29 to a no-contest.ADVERTISEMENT Jones has a lengthy history of misbehavior. After avoiding serious punishment in previous incidents involving cocaine use and a drunk-driving conviction, he was stripped of his title in 2015 after his involvement in a hit-and-run accident that left a pregnant woman with a broken arm.He returned to the octagon several months later and reclaimed an interim title while Cormier was injured, but Jones’ belt was stripped again in November 2016, four months after he was pulled from a rematch with Cormier at UFC 200 for failing a pre-fight doping test.Jones served a one-year suspension before returning in July, pronouncing himself wiser and more mature.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Read Next BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMCcenter_img Cormier lost the belt to Jones in a third-round stoppage at UFC 214 in Anaheim, California. Last month, USADA announced Jones had violated the UFC’s doping policy with a second positive test.The California commission made its no-contest ruling after Jones’ backup sample also failed a U.S. Anti-Doping Agency test for the same substance, the banned steroid Turinabol.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 shutoutCormier (19-1) has never lost to any opponent except Jones (22-1), the troubled UFC star. Cormier held the light heavyweight title for most of the previous two years while Jones was largely sidelined by disciplinary issues.The 30-year-old Jones could face a four-year suspension from the California commission for his second failed test, but his representatives have indicated he is expected to appeal the result by arguing that it resulted from a contaminated nutritional supplement, a defense that has worked in previous MMA doping cases. Hontiveros wants NBP doctor stripped of license for giving hospital passes PLAY LIST 01:19Hontiveros wants NBP doctor stripped of license for giving hospital passes00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  40-year-old Stephon Marbury ‘working on’ return to NBA Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding View commentslast_img read more

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SMC still supports Gilas five

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netThe national basketball program can heave a sigh of relief. The current impasse in the PBA won’t affect Gilas Pilipinas’ preparation for the Fiba Asia World Cup qualifier.The five-team half of the two factions split over the stint of Chito Narvasa as league commissioner issued a statement saying the bloc will “continue to make available its players to the Philippine team that is preparing for the Fiba Asia World Cup qualifier and other league functions.”ADVERTISEMENT Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 League’s interest in mindThe board needs a three-fourths majority to oust Narvasa, putting the seven-team bloc a governor short of replacing the commissioner. But Narvasa needs the same number of votes to stay on as commissioner when the board meets in Los Angeles next week—thus the stalemate, which had the MVP group appointing long-time manager of operations and current deputy commissioner Rickie Santos as officer-in-charge.“They (both parties) agreed that it is the PBA that is being hurt,” Marcial went on.The board flies to Los Angeles in the United States on Nov. 10.“With the best interest of the league in mind, we have come to an agreement to reach out to the other members of the board to resolve this impasse as a collegial body, not as individuals, to maintain the integrity of the PBA (Philippine Basketball Association) and protect the interest of fans nationwide,” the five-team group’s statement said. Read Next The five teams also moved to broker a truce between the two factions, imploring members of the board of governors to refrain from making statements until a settlement has been reached.The five-team group assigned PBA media bureau chief Willie Marcial to open talks with the seven-team faction headed by Manny V. Pangilinan squads TNT, Meralco and NLEX.“They all agreed to resolve this as quietly as possible,” Marcial told the Inquirer after talking to members of the seven-team group, which also includes Phoenix Petroleum, Blackwater, Rain or Shine and Alaska.A major fissure cracked the board after the MVP-led bloc sought to terminate the services of Narvasa in a meeting early Thursday morning. Governors of the five-team faction—San Miguel Beer, Barangay Ginebra, Star, GlobalPort and Kia—weren’t present during the meeting presided upon by incoming league chair Ramoncito Fernandez of NLEX.The group issued a statement backing Narvasa.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 Ceres rips Davao; Global triumphs John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We believe this should not be adversely affected by the board members’ differences in opinion,” the statement read.“I’m happy; I am relieved,” said national coach Chot Reyes early Friday morning.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 shutoutSeveral players from the SMC bloc have been part of the Gilas program, including Japeth Aguilar and LA Tenorio of Barangay Ginebra and reigning four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo of San Miguel Beer, and national team officials were worried the current stalemate would disrupt preparations for the World Cup qualifiers this month.Brokering a truce MOST READ LATEST STORIES CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort View commentslast_img read more

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India don’t play for rankings, says Virat Kohli

first_imgIndia have surrendered their No.1 rankings in Test to Pakistan thanks to the waterlogged outfield in Queen’s Park stadium that washed out four full days of play in the fourth Test between Virat Kohli’s men and West Indies.Captain Kohli though is unperturbed by drop in points and maintained that his team doesn’t play for rankings. (India lose No.1 ranking to Pakistan after rain ruins final Test vs West Indies)”Had Pakistan not won, had we drawn the last game, the rankings would have looked different again. It is a very short-term incentive because we understand that the points table is very close. But as a team we think we can assess ourselves at the end of this season, not one Test at a time.”The other teams have played more games than us and we need to play as many games to be able to compare after the whole season is done. Rankings keep going up and down, and you don’t play for rankings. You want to be the best side in the world and that has always been our aim,” Kohli told PTI after India clinched the Test match series 2-0 in the Caribbean.BIGGEST GAIN OF THE SERIESKohli said the batting performance by the lower order batsmen, particularly wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha, was the biggest gain of the West Indies series.  (Also read: Ashwin breaks Sehwag’s record for most Man of the Series awards for India in Tests)”It’s been a pretty good tour for us. We had come here looking to improve in a few areas and we have done that. For me, the biggest positive is Wriddhiman Saha getting runs in the lower order, plus R Ashwin coming good at No.6.”advertisementBoth Saha and Ashwin had scored a century each in the third Test to help India recover from the top-order collapse in the first innings. (Also read: BCCI hikes daily allowance of women, U-19 teams)”I hope we can keep on improving this aspect of our game because there are positions, which matter a lot in Test cricket. Whenever teams have done consistently well in Test cricket, their lower order has always contributed. So, those were the areas for us to solidify,” Kohli said.Only 22 overs were bowled in the rain-affected Test, but India’s team selection was once again a surprise.KOHLI DEFENDS TEAM SELECTIONBoth Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara were included in the playing eleven as the visitors went in with four bowlers for the first time in the series.Kohli provided the reasoning for the decision.”We lost a Test in Galle (on the Sri Lanka tour last year) when we were a batsman short. Even in the home series against South Africa, we were struggling on quite a few occasions because of lack of a batsman. So we wanted to try this combination out, though the game didn t happen here.”If we play four specialist bowlers at home we may not need the fifth, because if you play with three frontline spinners at home, it probably does the job for you. So we thought even if we play two spinners and two pacers, Rohit (Sharma) and Vijay can give those 10 extra overs. Away from home you need all your best bowlers playing because you don’t need how the wickets will play.”We are going to play world-class sides at home who are going to capitalise on the window of chance we give them. So it was just something we wanted to try out. We should be flexible,” he explained.Talking about the 2-0 result in the series against a side ranked eighth in the Tests, the skipper said, “The amount of cricket we played, I think it’s a pretty fair representation.””We lost a day of cricket in Jamaica. But let’s give credit to West Indies who showed resilience and played really good cricket on day five there. That s what you expect from a Test playing nation. Here (Trinidad) we didn’t have a game and we couldn’t control the result. The other two games we played, we won convincingly and that pleased the whole squad.’IMPORTANT TO BE SELFLESS’ Team India now flies off to Florida to play two T20s against the West Indies this coming weekend. But the Test cricket will resume soon, with New Zealand travelling to kick off the long-haul home season. The first of the 13 Tests begins in Kanpur on September 22.”We needed improvement here in the lower order. If we play five bowlers then you know the top order can bat freely and will not play in pressure. So we can put up good totals. Bowlers are taking responsibility, bowling to a plan and they are not selfish.advertisement”It is very important to be selfless in the team and it is a quality of this team. This team has developed this attitude and we have to keep at it if we want to become the best team in the world.If we drift from this plan, and drift into our individual preparations, then the plan gets disturbed. We have addressed that and responded to it. That’s why we have won quite a few matches in the last 15 months,” Kohli signed off.last_img read more

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a month agoWatford boss Quique Sanchez Flores: The result today damages me a lot

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores: The result today damages me a lotby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford boss Quique Sanchez Flores fears for his players after their 8-0 thrashing by Manchester City.He apologised numerous times to the club’s supporters following the thumping loss, but claims that the nature of the performance makes his position as coach more difficult.”We know how tough is the Premier League and every single match,” said Sanchez Flores.”When we accepted the invitation of the club to come here, to lead the team, we knew we were going to play against Arsenal and we were going to play against Manchester City.”It’s not about the margin you have when you come or not. Pep said yesterday in his press conference we know it’s not about you as a coach, it’s about the results.”So, of course, the result today it damages a lot myself, but one week ago, the results supported me. “We can see more than one week, we can see longer than one next match. It’s like this, so we need to live with this kind of consequence. It’s like this, it’s our work.”First we have to say sorry to the fans because they came to the stadium waiting for a good performance from the team and it was very difficult to be on the pitch today.”After 30 seconds we realised it would be very tough and then after 15 minutes it was impossible to play like this.” last_img read more

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Government to Spend $1 Billion to Cut Waiting Time in Public Health System

first_img The Government is to spend $1 billion on an initiative to address excessive waiting in the public health system.Focus will be placed on reducing the long waits for certain day and inpatient surgeries, diagnostic tests, and bed space shortages.This was announced by Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, during his contribution to the 2019/20 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives, on May 7.He informed that Professor Archibald McDonald, a trained surgeon and respected academic, will be appointed to oversee this effort.Dr. Tufton pointed out that currently there are patients waiting over a year for general surgeries, such as hernia.“It’s not going to kill them, but it places citizens of this country in so much pain. There is downtime from work,” he said.For other procedures, such as hysterectomies or myomectomies, there are patients waiting for over 10 months, and for surgeries, including radical prostatectomy, patients are waiting for over six months.“We would be an uncaring government if we did not find a way to respond to this very difficult situation for so many Jamaicans. Those who are poorest are the ones that suffer the most,” Dr. Tufton said.Under the programme, Jamaicans who are examined in the public health system and approved for diagnostic tests will be given the tests free of charge, even if they have to get them done by an approved private provider.In the case of surgeries, the Government will look at the priority placement of each surgery and determine a maximum wait time. Similarly, where possible, the Government will outsource those procedures to achieve minimal wait.Some of these surgeries include hernias; prostate – benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and Cancer; uterine fibroids; haemorrhoids; gallbladder diseases – gallstones and cholecystitis; and orthopaedic procedures.Diagnostic Services include CT scans; magnetic resonance imaging (MRI); ultrasound; angiography; endoscopy (colonoscopy and urogenital endoscopy); and histopathology.The billion-dollar intervention will also seek to free up bed space by removing social cases from hospitals and placing them in nursing homes, based on certain criteria.Dr. Tufton said the large number of social cases in the system is as a result of persons who are fit clinically for discharge from the hospital, but who remain because their relatives have failed to claim them.“We are going to assess each social case once they are eligible for release. If they are an infirm and have nowhere else to go, we will collaborate with the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development, and where there is space available, to transfer these social cases [to infirmaries],” he pointed out.Additionally, the Minister said the Government is looking at how it can take action against the relatives of some of the persons who have been abandoned at hospitals.In many instances, he said relatives show up after their family member has died to collect a death certificate in order to claim their assets.“I have looked at the law and under the National Health Services Act, Section 13, the Minister can intervene and make regulations to force persons who have the responsibility and the means to take their loved ones from these hospitals and take control or charge of these persons,” Dr. Tufton said.He added that this can also be facilitated through provisions in the Poor Relief Act and Maintenance Act.Currently, there are 197 social cases in hospitals across the island. This was announced by Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, during his contribution to the 2019/20 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives, on May 7. Focus will be placed on reducing the long waits for certain day and inpatient surgeries, diagnostic tests, and bed space shortages. Story Highlights The Government is to spend $1 billion on an initiative to address excessive waiting in the public health system.last_img read more

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Borderbeer case could redesign Canadian federalism NB government

first_imgFREDERICTON – A battle over cross-border beer sales threatens to end Canadian federalism as it was originally conceived, the New Brunswick government argues in a submission to the country’s top court.In a statement of facts to the Supreme Court of Canada, the province says allowing a New Brunswick man to purchase alcohol in a Quebec border town could ultimately “redesign Canadian federalism.”Gerard Comeau was charged with possessing liquor not purchased from the New Brunswick Liquor Corporation and fined $292.50 after police stopped him on his way home from Quebec with 14 cases of beer and three bottles of liquor in his trunk.He took the case to court and a New Brunswick trial judge ruled that the charge violated constitutional law, overturning a ban on bringing alcohol across provincial boundaries.“This case began as a simple ticket offence. A simple case it is not,” the New Brunswick government said. “This ‘simple case’ and the trial decision that resulted raise the issue of competing constitutional provisions and propose an end to Canadian federalism as it was originally conceived, has politically evolved and is judicially confirmed.”At issue is a section of the New Brunswick Liquor Control Act prohibiting anyone in the province from having more than 12 pints of beer not purchased through a liquor store in the province.However, the trial judge said the law is at odds with Section 121 of the Constitution Act, which reads “All articles of the growth, produce, or manufacture of any one of the provinces shall, from and after the union, be admitted free into each of the other provinces.”Judge Ronald LeBlanc said the original framers of the Constitution never intended that laws should blatantly block the free flow of goods within their new country.The New Brunswick Court of Appeal declined to hear the Crown’s appeal, but the country’s highest court agreed to hear the potentially landmark case on what the fathers of Confederation really meant by the constitutional clause about free trade among provinces.The province is asking the top court to rule that the provincial Liquor Control Act does not violate the Constitution Act.The New Brunswick government acknowledges that Section 121 of the Constitution has been “the subject of political debate and discussion for decades.”However, the province argues that regulating liquor within its borders is a “constitutionally permissible example of co-operative federalism” and that siding with the trial judge would “undermine this co-operative legislative effort and would redesign Canadian federalism.”“The courts would then be required to reformulate Canadian federalism as it now exists,”the province says.Submissions from other provinces and Ottawa are due mid-October, followed by submissions from Comeau’s lawyers by the end of October.last_img read more

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This Week Fed data on credit Constellation Brands earnings

first_imgA look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week:CONSUMER CREDITThe Federal Reserve on Tuesday will release its consumer credit data for the month of November.Consumer borrowing is closely tracked for signs of consumers’ willingness to take on more debt to finance their purchases. The Fed’s consumer borrowing report does not cover home mortgages or other types of debt secured by real estate such as home equity loans.Borrowing has been on an upward trend for some time. Here’s a look at its gains each month based on seasonally adjusted data:October: 7.7 per centSeptember: 3.5 per centAugust: 7.1 per centJuly: 5.4 per centJune: 1.7 per centMay: 6.8 per centSource: Federal Reserve reportsSEEING STARSBeer, wine and spirits maker Constellation Brands reports its earnings on Wednesday. The Victor, New York-based company is one of the world’s largest beverage companies. Its brands include Corona beer, Robert Mondavi wines and Svedka vodka. The company also recently made a foray into marijuana with a $4 billion investment in Canopy Growth Corp., a cannabis company based in Canada.Additionally, it announced in October that its chief executive officer Rob Sands will step down later this year and hand over the reins to its current president Bill Newlands.Constellation has been experiencing significant gains of late. Here’s a look at its sales for the past six quarters:2Q: $2.3B1Q: $2B4Q: $1.83Q: $1.82Q: $2.11Q: $1.9Source: FactSetMORTGAGE RATESFreddie Mac, the mortgage company, on Thursday releases weekly mortgage rates.Mortgage rates began to spike after President Donald Trump signed broad tax cuts, financed by government deficits, into law in December 2017. But rates have eased in recent weeks amid steep declines in the stock market and a drop in the yield on the 10-year Treasury note, which influences long-term mortgage rates.The decline in mortgage rates could help boost home sales, which have stumbled last year as higher borrowing costs have eroded affordability.Here’s a look at the average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage for the past six weeks:Jan. 3: 4.51Dec. 27: 4.55Dec. 21: 3.99Dec. 14: 3.94Dec. 7: 3.93Nov. 30: 3.94Source: Freddie MacThe Associated Presslast_img read more

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Pleasant weather conditions prevail clear skies likely today

first_imgNew Delhi: Pleasant weather conditions prevailed in the capital with the maximum temperature settling at 30.7 degrees Celsius, six notches below the season’s average.The minimum temperature was recorded at 17.1 degrees, five degrees below the normal, said a MeT Department official. The humidity oscillated between 90 and 41 per cent. The weather office has predicted clear skies for Friday. “The maximum and minimum temperatures are expected to hover at 34 and 19 degrees Celsius, respectively,” the weatherman said. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderDay and night temperatures across northwest and central India are expected to rise now as we do not foresee any weather activity over northern plains, including Delhi and NCR, vice president (meteorology and climate change) at Skymet Mahesh Palawat said. “At present, temperatures are below normal but due to gradual increase, by April 22, Delhi may record 38 to 39 degrees Celsius of maximum temperature,” Palawat said. On Wednesday, light rains in some parts of the city brought the mercury down.last_img read more

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