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Wednesday, 04. March 2015

Australia Cuts Watson; Afghanistan Wins Toss And Bowls First - Yahoo News
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Pakistan starting to find form at Cricket World Cup Fast bowler Pat Cummins, who has a slight side strain, made way for Josh Hazelwood, and allrounder James Faulkner returned from injury to replace Watson. Afghanistan, which beat fellow Associate team Scotland by one wicket in Dunedin in its last match, replaced Gulbadin Naib with fellow opener Usman Ghani in the only change to its lineup. ___ Lineups: Australia: Aaron Finch, David Warner, Michael Clarke (captain), Steve Smith, Mitchell Marsh, Mitchell Johnson, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Brad Haddin, James Faulkner, Josh Hazelwood. Afghanistan: Mohammad Nabi (captain), Afsar Zazai, Asghar Stanikzai, Dawlat Zadran, Hamid Hassan, Javed Ahmadi, Najib Zadran, Nawroz Mangal, Samiullah Shenwari, Shahpur visit the website Zadran, Usman Ghani. Umpires: Kumar Dgharmasena, Sri Lanka, and Michael Gough, England. Third twitter umpire: Billy Bowden, New Zealand.
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Japan Average Wages Rise - Nasdaq.com
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Increases in nominal wages were outweighed by higher consumer prices following the first sales tax increase in go 17 years in April. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hopes his economic revival plan, known as Abenomics, and sustained pay increases will eventually restore consumer confidence and reignite Japan's private consumption, putting Japan on a path of self- sustaining economic growth. Mr. Abe pins great hopes on ongoing annual wage negotiations between large employers and major labor unions (source) for the coming business year. The conclusion of most wage talks view site... will come around March 18. Last year, large unions and employers agreed on an average 0.4% increase in base wages--excluding bonuses and overtime--a very small gain but nonetheless the highest in 15 years, as Japan Inc. reported record earnings.
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Monday, 02. March 2015

Usa Track & Field - Usa Track & Field Foundation Awards Elite Athlete Development Grants To 45 Athletes
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With the World Championships and the Olympics on the horizon our donors generously made available a record amount of dollars, allowing us to support more athletes than ever before, exclaimed USATF Foundation Director Jack Wickens. At the top of their class are the Stephen Schwarzman Endowment grantees that view publisher site are recognized for their success on an international level and for having excellent potential to be in medal contention in the Rio Summer Games in 2016. The 10 athletes receiving this award Kim Kardashian are: Alysia The dedicated athletes to be awarded Elite Athlete Development Grants are the following 34 individuals: Amanda $3,000 Also receiving an Elite Athlete Development Grant is the first athlete to participate in USATF Foundations Adopt an Athlete Program. Turquoise Thompson was recognized for her potential and has $10,000 in dedicated funds for support in her pursuit leading up to the next Olympic Games thanks to a generous donor. Combined with Wednesdays announcement of 23 John W. James Endowment grantees, the USA Track & Field Foundation has awarded a record total of $374,000 to 68 athletes thus far in 2015. Additionally, these athletes will have the opportunity to appear at Kim Kardashian various elementary and middle schools across the country in the USA Track & Field Foundations Run With US!
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Germany Trusts Greece To Fulfill Bailout Terms - Abc News
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site Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble told German newspaper Bild am Sonntag that "I trust them to implement the needed measures ... and to ultimately fulfill its obligations." At the same time, Schaeuble warned that if Greece did not fulfill the demands laid out by the eurozone finance ministers in a four-month bailout plan , "there will be no more aid." He also said it remains to be seen whether Greece needs more aid after the end of the current bailout plan, adding that "no matter what's going to happen, we will set very strict standards." In a different interview Sunday afternoon with German public TV ARD, Schaeuble rejected the notion that Germany is at fault for the "problems from which the people in Greece have to suffer." "Those who are at fault are those who were responsible for decades in Greece," Schauble said. Germany's Parliament overwhelmingly approved the four-month extension of Greece's financial bailout on Friday, despite unease over the new government in Athens. Last week, Greece won a four-month extension to its 240 billion-euro ($270 billion) international loan agreement earlier this month in a deal with the other members of the 19-nation eurozone. In return, Athens check this out has pledged a series of budget reforms, which for now contain no details but will have to be turned into concrete measures by April. Join the Discussion
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Sunday, 01. March 2015

Austria's Raiffeisenbank Says Will Close Branches In Russian Far East - Yahoo Finance
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Banks are suffering from higher bad loan provisions and lower profits because of the crisis, deepened by Western sanctions over Moscow's role in the Ukraine conflict and lower oil prices. Raiffeisenbank said the decision to close seven branches in six of the far east's main cities was taken because of the low potential for developing its customer base in the region, which is sparsely populated and largely served by Russian banks. "In the current environment, it is important to be efficient and profitable," the bank said in a statement. "In the development of our sales network, we will focus on those cities where our offices show sufficient profitability." Foreign banks have been cutting their exposure to Russia, once considered one of the world's fastest growing banking markets, since the crisis hit last year, driving the rouble down against the dollar and fuelling capital flight. Raiffeisenbank said it was considering the possible sale of its loan portfolio and customer segment of small and micro businesses, and was doing all it could to support its customers. On Thursday, Standard & Poor's rating agency said the Russian banking system could see its bad loans rise to 17-23 percent this year from around 8 percent last year, and that profit for the sector was seen at close to zero. Russia has been forced to support many of its banks with capital injections and other measures after its largest lenders were all but cut off from global http://www.dailystrength.org/people/3007314/journal/12487575 financial markets by European Union and U.S. sanctions. (Reporting by Katya Golubkova, writing http://www.dailystrength.org/people/3007202/journal/12365075 by Elizabeth Piper, Editing by Timothy Heritage) Business
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Austria's Raiffeisenbank Says Will Close Branches In Russian Far East - Yahoo Finance
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Raiffeisenbank said the decision to close united states seven branches in six of the far east's main cities was taken because of the low potential for developing its customer base in the region, which is sparsely populated and largely served by Russian banks. "In the current environment, it is important to be efficient and profitable," the bank said in a statement. "In the development of our sales network, we will focus on those cities where our offices show sufficient profitability." Foreign banks have been cutting their exposure to Russia, once considered one of the world's fastest growing banking markets, since the crisis hit last year, driving the rouble down against the dollar and fuelling capital flight. Raiffeisenbank said it was considering the possible sale of its loan portfolio and customer segment of small and micro businesses, and was doing all it could to support its customers. On Thursday, Standard & Poor's rating agency said the Russian banking system could see its http://mikenftf.mywapblog.com/etf-preview-etfs-futures-lower-as-oil-pr.xhtml bad loans rise to 17-23 percent this year from around 8 percent my website last year, and that profit for the sector was seen at close to zero. Russia has been forced to support many of its banks with capital injections and other measures after its largest lenders were all but cut off from global financial markets by European Union and U.S.
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Friday, 27. February 2015

France Offers The Philippines 50 Million Euros For Climate Action - Yahoo News
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[W]e call upon the international community to conclude a universal, equitable and ambitious climate deal to preserve our planet as a livable place for future generations, the statement continued. We call for climate solidarity and justice. The concept of climate justice is based on the idea that the impacts of climate change are disproportionately felt by poor people in developing nations places that have emitted comparatively less http://www.dailystrength.org/people/3012198/journal/12379695 greenhouse gases. As a result, the countries that have contributed the most to climate change bear a greater burden of responsibility to take action, according to the UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service , which connects the agency to civil society organizations. The Philippines, which was the site of typhoon Haiyan in 2013, is one such frontline state in the battle against climate change, Channel News Asia reported . The Asian archipelago was responsible for about 0.26 percent of the worlds carbon emissions in 2012, data from the Energy Information Administration shows. When the storm struck one of the Philippines poorest provinces , it killed more than 6,000 and forced nearly 4 million people from their homes. Experts have said that Haiyan and other extreme weather events of the last few years are caused at least in part by climate read change. Typhoons, hurricanes and all tropical storms draw their vast energy from the warmth of the sea, Will Steffen, director of the Australian National University climate change institute, http://www.kiwibox.com/mckenziexrnz/blog/entry/123153203/short-hair-don-t-care-kim-kardashian-shows-off-stylish-ne/?pPage=0 told The Guardian .
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Thursday, 26. February 2015

Workout Wednesday: Jill Miller's Five-step Tension Buster - Health Diet Fitness - Stylebistro
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Cbre To Sell Malls In France, Belgium For $1.4b - Analyst Blog - Yahoo Finance
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CBRE is expected to raise $1.4 billion (1.2 billion euros) through this divestiture. The real estate fund, for which CBRE was operating the http://dwightines.sosblogs.com malls, is slated to mature in 2015 and hence payment is due to investors. As a result, the firm has decided to divest the malls. The shopping centers, which are likely to be divested, include La Vache Noire and Mayol webpage in France and two malls in Belgium. Notably, CBREs Global Investment Management segment offers investment management services to clients who seek to generate returns and diversification through direct and indirect real estate investments across North America, Europe and Asia. In fourth-quarter 2014, the companys assets under management rose $3.8 billion year over year to $90.6 billion, aided by higher acquisition activities as well as increased property and securities values. However, revenues at its Global Investment Management segment declined 25.5% due to a decrease in carried-interest revenues.
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Wednesday, 25. February 2015

Hollywood Prepares For Its Oscars Close-up - Yahoo News
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Julianne Moore, Patricia Arquette and Britain's Eddie Redmayne are among those widely tipped to take home acting prizes during the show, hosted by song-and-dance man Neil Patrick Harris. On the eve of the Oscars, "Birdman" got a new boost Saturday, taking best film at the Independent Spirit awards this link as well as best actor for Michael Keaton, while "Boyhood" took best director for Richard Linklater. But the race for the biggest prize of the night Sunday remains too close to call, with less than 24 hours to go. "Birdman," a fanciful yet dark tale of a washed-up superhero actor battling to revive his career on Broadway, has swept a string of prizes ahead of the Oscars including top prizes from the Screen Actors Guild and the Directors Guild of America. But Linklater's "Boyhood" -- which was made over the course of 12 years with the same actors aging with their characters -- scooped up the biggest awards at last month's Golden Globes, as well as Britain's BAFTAs. Some have even suggested that Clint Eastwood's "American Sniper" could sneak up on the inside as a dark horse, boosted by the film's box office success as the highest-grossing war movie of all time. 'Boyhood' - Ballots cast - When nominations were announced last month, "Birdman" shared the most nods with Wes Anderson's stylish crime caper "The Grand Budapest Hotel," at nine each, followed by World War II thriller "The Imitation Game" with eight.
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Monday, 23. February 2015

Rangers' Banister Basks In Glow Of 1st Workout As Manager - Yahoo Sports
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9 because of elbow inflammation, threw a bullpen session Saturday. ''He's right where he needs to be and ready to go,'' general manager Jon Daniels said. Holland, who missed five months because of left knee surgery after tripping over his dog just before camp was to open last year, returned at the end of the season to go 2-0 with a 1.46 in six appearances, including five starts. ''I know it pained him not to be able to pitch sooner to right the ship last season,'' Daniels said. Texas did get some bad news even before spring training started. The Rangers were hopeful second baseman Jurickson Profar 's decision to skip right shoulder surgery last season would give see page him a chance to fulfill his promise as a former top prospect. Instead, Profar could miss his second straight season because the switch-hitter's throwing shoulder wouldn't heal, and the 22-year-old is set for a procedure Monday.
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Tuesday, 17. February 2015

Australia Beats England By 111 Runs In Its World Cup Opener - Yahoo News
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"I suppose what was great was that everyone contributed either with bat, ball or in the field, so from a team point of view it's really good to see everyone playing well and peaking at the right time," Finch said. "It's a real confidence booster for the side." In a bizarre end to the match, James Taylor (98 not out) had an lbw decision overturned on review by the third umpire, only for James Anderson to then be given out click here also on review at the other end. The International Cricket Council later acknowledged that the umpires erred by referring the decision on Anderson for review. After Taylor's initial decision was overturned, it should have been deemed a dead ball. Regardless, it wouldn't have changed the outcome. "They certainly showed today they were the better team and they outplayed us in every department right from the start which is disappointing," England captain fitness Eoin Morgan said. "We showed glimpses of what we can do." View gallery England's Joe Root walks off the field after his wicket fell during their Cricket World Cup pool After the loss of Ali, Gary Ballance (10) was caught by Finch at short mid-wicket in the 10th over off Marsh, who claimed visit here Ian Bell for 36 and Joe Root for 5 with consecutive deliveries three overs later. Morgan's run of poor form continued when he was out without scoring, getting an edge off the toe of his bat to diving wicketkeeper Brad Haddin. That gave Marsh his fourth wicket and left England reeling at 73-5.
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Japan's Economy Out Of Recession But Still In Doldrums - Yahoo News
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Nikkei leads gains in Asia, hits 8-year high after GDP But the private demand that accounts for about two-thirds of growth remains weak, suggesting the economy will be sluggish this year after flat-lining in 2014. Some estimates put growth at below 0.5 percent for this year and as low as 0.1 percent. WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR THE WORLD ECONOMY? Japan is a major market for exporters in Asia, the Middle East and elsewhere. If consumer demand is strong in Japan it should mean more celebrities tapes sales of consumer goods and commodities, since this resource-scarce country imports almost all http://aronxpki.busythumbs.com of the oil and gas it consumes. But there's not much scope for upside from Japan in the near term. Weakness in its economy was a reason for recent downgrades to IMF and World Bank global growth forecasts.
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Sunday, 15. February 2015

Usa Today Sports Launches Trending Sports Mobile App - Yahoo Finance
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Formatted for todays busy lifestyle Scores, schedules, and statistics that fans expect from a sports app are integrated in a clean, simple way. Feedback that matters Opportunity for app users to easily make feature requests and provide input directly to editors. This app is packed with news fans need to know at that instant, said Krys Krycinski, head of mobile for USA TODAY Sports. Users will appreciate the clean, simple experience and entertaining content produced by people who want what they want sports news that matters, without having to dig for it. more As Americans spend 60 percent of their digital media time on mobile (ComScore), the USA TODAY Sports mobile app is intended to engage with the brands core audience on their smartphones, while attracting a new generation of young, tech-savvy sports fans by putting them at the center of the sports conversation. The launch of our mobile app is a great opportunity for us to engage fans that are getting their sports news from mobile devices more than ever before, said Dave Morgan, President of the USA TODAY Sports Kim Kardashian Media Group. We believe fans will enjoy the entertaining approach and curated news that can be experienced through multiple perspectives and bold visuals. About the USA TODAY Sports Media Group: The USA TODAY Sports Media Group encompasses all sports initiatives across USA TODAY Sports and Gannett's more than 120 well-known local media brands.
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Germany Condemns Greek Cartoon Depicting Schaeuble As Nazi - Yahoo News
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In the cartoon, carried in the daily Avgi (The Dawn), mouthpiece of Greek Prime http://shafferisls.mywapblog.com Minister Alexis Tsipras' Syriza party, Schaeuble says "we insist on soap from your fat" and "we are discussing fertilizer from your ashes", references to the fate of Jews in the Nazi death camps of World War Two. "I always uphold the principle of free speech but on a very personal level I find this caricature offensive and the cartoonist should be ashamed," German finance ministry spokesman Martin Jaeger told a regular news conference. Relations between Germany, Europe's paymaster, and debt-ridden Greece have become particularly strained since the Jan. 25 election that swept the anti-austerity Syriza (visit) to power. Earlier this week, during a visit to Berlin, Greece's new foreign minister pressed his government's claim for World War Two reparations over Nazi Germany's brutal occupation of his country. Germany says all reparation issues have been settled. During Greece's years-long debt crisis, anti-austerity protesters have often depicted German Chancellor Angela Merkel in a Nazi uniform or with a Hitler moustache. Schaeuble has long been a leading advocate of the tough austerity program. Avgi captioned the cartoon on the back page of its Feb.
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