Phil Spencer - Microsoft EVP of Gaming joins Yahoo Finance's On The Move panel to break down what gamers can expect from the Xbox Series X and S consoles, launching later this year.
Phil Spencer - Microsoft EVP of Gaming joins Yahoo Finance's On The Move panel to break down what gamers can expect from the Xbox Series X and S consoles, launching later this year.
Billy and Steve Torrence powered to the top two spots in Top Fuel on Saturday in qualifying for the Dodge NHRA Finals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, bringing Steve a step closer to his third straight world championship. Billy Torrence had a 3.728-second run at 325.30 mph, with son Steve Torrence a step behind at 3.731 at 330.39. Should Steve Torrence win his first-round matchup Sunday, he will claim a Top Fuel world title for the third consecutive year.
(Bloomberg) -- The world’s strongest storm this year repeatedly slammed into the eastern part of the Philippines on Sunday, bringing “catastrophic violent winds” in what weather experts say is set to be the hardest landfall on record.Super Typhoon Goni first hit land before dawn Sunday over Catanduanes province, and subsequently pummeled Albay, according to the weather bureau. It’s expected to cross the southern Luzon and Metro Manila area from the afternoon before exiting land this evening or Monday, bringing “intense” rain to the capital.“Catastrophic violent winds and intense to torrential rainfall associated with the region of the eyewall and inner rainbands of the typhoon is prevailing or expected within the next 12 hours,” according to the 8 a.m. advisory. “This a particularly dangerous situation.”With winds of 195 miles per hour, “Goni is the strongest landfalling tropical cyclone” in history, said Jeff Masters, a meteorologist with Yale Climate Connections and co-founder of Weather Underground. The previous record was held by Super Typhoons Meranti and Haiyan, which also made landfall in the Philippines in 2016 and 2013 respectively.Categorized by the U.S. Joint Typhoon Warning Center as a super typhoon, it’s now packing maximum sustained winds of 225 kilometers per hour and gusts of 310 kilometers per hour, up from 280 kilometers an hour at the 5 a.m. update when it first made landfall.Authorities will shut Manila’s international airport to all flights for 24 hours from 10 a.m. local time Sunday as Goni approaches, the Manila International Airport Authority said on its website. The capital, along with other areas, will face “heavy to intense with at times torrential rains,” according to the advisory for the storm.Flag carrier Philippine Airlines canceled 20 international and 25 domestic flights for Sunday and Monday, according to its advisory.Nearly 800,000 people have fled their homes in Albay province in the main Luzon island, while 200,000 more have been evacuated in nearby provinces, Ricardo Jalad, executive director of the Philippines’ disaster risk-monitoring agency said. Dozens of areas, including Metro Manila, were placed under storm alert.The cyclone comes days after Typhoon Molave lashed the Southeast Asian nation, leaving at least 22 dead and causing a minimum of 1.81 billion pesos ($37.4 million) of damage to crops, before heading to Vietnam. Goni is tracking a similar route.An average of 20 cyclones pass through disaster-prone Philippines every year, which will likely complicate the nation’s fight against the coronavirus as hundreds of thousands of people are evacuated from typhoon-hit areas. In 2013, Haiyan, one of the strongest typhoons recorded, struck the Southeast Asian nation and killed more than 6,300 people.Coconut, rice and corn plantations may suffer severe losses. Typhoon Goni could damage more than 928,000 hectares of land planted with rice and 58,431 hectares of corn, the Department of Agriculture estimates.The storm can have a “high humanitarian impact,” the Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System said on its website, adding that nearly 50 million people are at risk.Another typhoon, Atsani, is forecast to enter Philippine territory on Sunday but is less likely to bring severe weather over the next three days, according to the nation’s weather forecaster.The Philippines’ first catastrophe bond, which provides $150 million of tropical cyclone disaster insurance protection sourced from the capital markets, may be triggered, according to Artemis, which monitors catastrophe bonds, insurance-linked securities and weather risk markets.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
A super typhoon barrelled into the southern part of the Philippines' main island of Luzon on Sunday, bringing "catastrophic" violent winds and intense rains with two landfalls so far, the weather bureau said. Typhoon Goni is the world's strongest storm so far this year, gaining further strength with 225 kph (140 miles per hour) sustained winds and gusts of up to 310 kph (190 mph). Philippine authorities evacuated nearly a million people to safer ground before Goni approached the eastern provinces and made landfall in Catanduanes and Albay in the Bicol region.
The gap between the truly elite programs in college football was never more apparent Saturday as Clemson gave a glimpse of life after Trevor Lawrence in Death Valley. In a season wracked with uncertainty and unpredictability brought on by the trying to play through the pandemic, Clemson simply replaced the best quarterback prospect college football has seen in years with its latest phenom and future NFL first-round draft pick. DJ Uiagalelei took a little while to get going, but a scary half for Clemson’s defense against Boston College forced Dabo Swinney to unleash the five-star freshman and he delivered a monster game: 30 for 41 for 342 yards, two touchdowns, no picks and a 30-yard touchdown run.
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PITTSBURGH — Chris Archer’s $11 million option for 2021 has been declined by the Pittsburgh Pirates, and the 32-year-old right-hander became a free agent.Archer will receive a $250,000 buyout, completing a contract he agreed to with Tampa Bay in April 2014. The deal originally guaranteed $25.5 million over six seasons and included a $9 million club option for 2020 that the Pirates exercised.Archer was a two-time All-Star with the Rays, then was traded to the Pirates on July 31, 2018, for right-hander Tyler Glasnow, outfielder Austin Meadows and a player to be named, who later became minor league right-hander Shane Baz.Archer disappointed with the Pirates, going 6-12 with a 4.92 ERA in 33 starts, including 3-9 with a 5.19 ERA in 2019. Glasnow and Meadows became important players who helped the Rays reach the World Series this year for the first time since 2008.Archer reported discomfort in the neck/shoulder area on his right side in shortly before spring training was stopped due to the COVID-19 pandemic and had season-ending surgery June 2 with Dr. Robert Thompson to relieve symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome. His prorated pay in the pandemic-shortened season was reduced to $3,333,333.In his big league career, Archer is 60-80 with a 3.86 ERA in 210 starts and two relief appearances. His average fastball velocity dropped from 95.75 mph in 2017 to 93.30 mph in 2019.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsThe Associated Press
Jack Sears threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score while filling in for starter Hank Bachmeier, Avery Williams scored on an 88-yard kickoff return and No. 25 Boise State beat Air Force 49-30 on Saturday night. The Broncos have now captured 11 straight Mountain West games. Boise State (2-0, 2-0 MW) was without Bachmeier after the sophomore QB didn’t make the trip for an unspecified reason.
(Bloomberg) -- South Korea’s exports recovery continued in October with daily shipments pointing to a continued pickup in overseas demand, even though a national holiday reduced working days and hurt headline figures.The value of total shipments abroad fell 3.6% from a year earlier, the trade ministry said Sunday. Economists had forecast a 3.5% decline. Average daily shipments still rose 5.6%, with the period having two fewer business days than last year.Overall exports to China fell 5.7% while shipments to the U.S. rose 3.3%. Semiconductor exports rose 10% and car sales rose 5.8%.The increase in daily shipments suggests recent upward momentum in global trade remains intact as many economies reopen. Still, the outlook is uncertain as soaring virus cases in Europe forced France and Germany to impose harsh restrictions, while some U.S. states are seeing record outbreaks.Key InsightsSouth Korea’s economy emerged from a recession last quarter, propelled by the strongest export rebound in decades. Products like semiconductors and computers were among the best sellers.China’s broadening recovery bodes well for South Korean exporters from Samsung Electronics Co. to Hyundai Mobis Co. China is the biggest buyer of South Korean goods used in the assembly of products sold globally.Semiconductors and automobile are “solidly propping up the exports,” Sung Yun-mo, South Korea’s Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy, said in a statement, pointing to the resurgence of the coronavirus and the U.S.-China tensions as potential risks to trade.Faced with fresh lockdown risks in some trade partners grappling with soaring infections, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said recently the government would seek to keep the trade momentum alive with more shipments in medical items, such as masks and testing kits.Get MoreSouth Korea has sold more than $10 billion in healthcare-related products for the first time this year thanks to booming exports of testing kits, the ministry says. Healthcare exports increased 47% in October.Steel exports fell 6.8%, while shipments of oil products plunged 50%. Sales of wireless communications devices declined 12%, while home-appliance sales rose 15%.Overall exports to the European Union increased 9.5%, while those to Japan fell 19%.Total imports declined 5.8% from a year earlier, leaving a trade surplus of $6 billion.(Updates with more details, minister comment)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
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Torrential rain and "catastrophic violent winds" are expected on the main island of Luzon on Sunday.
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NEW YORK — The 179 free agents. Players may become free agents through 5 p.m. Sunday:AMERICAN LEAGUE BALTIMORE (2) —Bryan Holaday, c; Wade LeBlanc, lhp.BOSTON (3) — Jackie Bradley Jr., of; Rusney Castillo, of; Collin McHugh, rhp.CHICAGO (5) — Alex Colomé, rhp; Jarrod Dyson, of; Edwin Encarnación, dh; Gio González, lhp; James McCann, c.CLEVELAND (5) — Brad Hand, lhp; César Hernández, 2b; Sandy León, c; Oliver Pérez, lhp; Carlos Santana, 1b.DETROIT (5) — C.J. Cron, 1b; Iván Nova, rhp; Austin Romine, c; Jonathan Schoop, 2b; Jordan Zimmermann, rhp.HOUSTON (4) — Michael Brantley, of; Brad Peacock, rhp; Josh Reddick, of; George Springer, of.KANSAS CITY (4) — Alex Gordon, of; Matt Harvey, rhp; Greg Holland, rhp; Ian Kennedy, rhp.LOS ANGELES (2) — Andrelton Simmons, ss; Julio Teheran, rhp.MINNESOTA (9) — Ehire Adrianza, inf; Alex Avila, c; Tyler Clippard, rhp; Nelson Cruz, dh; Marwin González, inf; Rich Hill, lhp; Trevor May, rhp; Jake Odorizzi, rhp; Sergio Romo, rhp.NEW YORK (6)— Brett Gardner, of; JA Happ, lhp; Erik Kratz, c; DJ LeMahieu, 2b; James Paxton, lhp; Masahiro Tanaka, rhp.OAKLAND (10) — Mike Fiers, rhp; Robbie Grossman, of; Liam Hendriks, rhp; Tommy La Stella, 2b; Jake Lamb, 3b; T.J. McFarland, lhp; Mike Minor, lhp; Yusmeiro Petit, rhp; Marcus Semien, ss; Joakim Soria, rhp.SEATTLE (3) — Dee Gordon, 2b; Kendall Graveman, rhp; Yoshihisa Hirano, rhp.TAMPA BAY (3) — Aaron Loup, lhp; Charlie Morton, rhp; Mike Zunino, c.TEXAS (8) — Jesse Chavez, rhp; Shin-Soo Choo, of-dh; Derek Dietrich, inf; Corey Kluber, rhp; Jeff Mathis, c; Juan Nicasio, rhp; Andrew Romine, inf; Edinson Vólquez, rhp.TORONTO (8) — Chase Anderson, rhp; Anthony Bass, rhp; Ken Giles, rhp; Joe Panik, 2b; Robbie Ray, lhp; Matt Shoemaker, rhp; Jonathan Villar, ss-2b; Taijuan Walker, rhp.___NATIONAL LEAGUE ARIZONA (4) — Jon Jay; of; Mike Leake, rhp; Héctor Rondón, rhp; Yasmany Tomás, of-3b.ATLANTA (10) — Tyler Flowers, c; Shane Greene, rhp; Cole Hamels, lhp; Adeiny Hechavarría, ss; Nick Markakis, of; Mark Melancon, rhp; Darren O'Day, rhp; Marcell Ozuna, of; Pabo Sandoval, 3b; Josh Tomlin, rhp.CHICAGO (10) — Andrew Chafin, lhp; Tyler Chatwood, rhp; Daniel Descalsco, 2b; Billy Hamilton, of; Jeremy Jeffress, rhp; Jason Kipnis, 2b; Jon Lester, lhp; Cameron Maybin, of; Josh Phegley, c; José Quintana, lhp.CINCINNATI (4) — Trevor Bauer, rhp; Anthony DeSclafani, rhp; Freddy Galvis, ss; Tyler Thornburg, rhp.COLORADO (6) — Drew Butera, Matt Kemp, of; Daniel Murphy, 1b; Chris Owings ss-2b-of; Kevin Pillar, of; A.J. Ramos, rhp.LOS ANGELES (8) — Pedro Báez, rhp; Kiké Hernández, of-inf; Jake McGee, lhp; Jimmy Nelson, rhp; Joc Pederson, of; Blake Treinen, rhp; Justin Turner, 3b; Alex Wood, lhp.MIAMI (7) — Brad Boxberger, rhp; Francisco Cervelli, c; Logan Forsythe, inf; Brandon Kintzler, rhp; Matt Joyce, of; Sean Rodríguez, 3b; Nick Vincent, rhp.MILWAUKEE (4) — Brett Anderson, lhp; Ryan Braun, of; Jedd Gyorko, 3b; Eric Sogard, 2b.NEW YORK (14) — Yoenis Céspedes, of; Robinson Chirinos, c; Todd Frazier, 3b; Jared Hughes, rhp; Jed Lowrie, 2b-3b; Jake Marisnick, of; Eduardo Núñez, 2b; Rick Porcello, rhp; Erasmo Ramírez, rhp; Wilson Ramos, c; René Rivera, c; Marcus Stroman, rhp; Michael Wacha, rhp; Justin Wilson, lhp.PHILADELPHIA (9) — José Álvarez, lhp; p-Jake Arrieta, rhp; Jay Bruce, of; Didi Gregorius, ss; Tommy Hunter, rhp; David Phelps, rhp; J.T. Realmuto, c; David Robertson, rhp; Brandon Workman, rhp.PITTSBURGH (3) — Chris Archer, rhp; Derek Holland, lhp; Keone Kela, rhp.ST. LOUIS (5) — Brad Miller, 3b; Yadier Molina, c; Adam Wainwright, rhp; Matt Wieters, c; Kolten Wong, 2b.SAN DIEGO (5) — Jason Castro, c; Jurickson Profar, 2b; Garrett Richards, rhp; Trevor Rosenthal, rhp; Kirby Yates, rhp.SAN FRANCISCO (4) — Trevor Cahill, rhp; Kevin Gausman, rhp; Drew Smyly, lhp; Tony Watson, lhp.WASHINGTON (9) — Asdrúbal Cabrera, 3b; Sean Doolittle, lhp; Adam Eaton, of; Brock Holt, inf-of; Howie Kendrick,1b-inf; Aníbal Sánchez, rhp;Kurt Suzuki, c; Eric Thames, 1b; Ryan Zimmerman, 1b.The Associated Press
While health officials and even Brampton's mayor are sounding the alarm over the city's 9.6 per cent test positivity rate, local businesses are calling for Stage 2 restrictions to be lifted."We are in the midst of a second wave in the region of Peel, a lot of it being driven in the city of Brampton with increasing case rises," said Peel Region's medical officer of health Dr. Lawrence Loh."But we also know that at the beginning of October there was a change in testing criteria which resulted in decreased volumes in testing." He told CBC Toronto that the modified Stage 2 in the Peel region may have come to effect "just in time" for residents to reduce contacts and interactions between people.At 9.6 per cent, this week's Peel Health surveillance report shows an increase of 1.5 per cent over last week, but experts say if the positivity rate is five per cent, transmission rates are considered under control.Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown says the city has one of the highest percentages of essential workers which contributes to the high case counts the city is seeing."We have a greater number of essential workers. We have 11,000 people working in transportation logistics, 8,500 working in food processing," Brown said. On Saturday, Public Health Ontario reported 282 new COVID-19 cases in Peel, a record high for the region. The 28-day period for modified Stage 2 restrictions is expected to end Nov. 6 but on Friday, Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced that a plan to ease COVID-19 restrictions in the province's hot spots is in the making.Restaurants among businesses 'unfairly treated'On Tuesday, Mississauga's Board of Trade (MBOT) released a letter calling on Ford to lift the modified Stage 2 restrictions in the region following the end of the 28-day period and put forth suggestions for businesses moving forward."Mr. Premier, it is imperative that Ontario allow restaurants, bars, fitness centres and other indoor facilities to open after the 28-day period is complete on November 6, 2020," the letter reads. "These businesses will not be able to survive without an opening of their indoor facilities particularly as we move into the colder weather."MBOT's President and CEO David Wojcik says the letter was intended to explain to the premier that businesses in the community, including restaurants and fitness centers, were "unfairly treated.""Restaurants and banquet halls are suffering dramatically, they just came off of a shutdown and now they're into another one and the thought of that shutdown lasting any time longer will put a number of them right out of business," Wojcik told CBC Toronto.He says businesses that have performed responsibly and abided by restrictions must be able to reopen."What we're asking the province to do is to move back to Stage 3," Wojcik said. "If there needs to be some modifications to how restaurants operate inside, then the restaurants are willing to do that."Loh said while he understands the toll of the restrictions on many businesses, moving forward with reopening will call for many precautions. "If there is a desire to modify stage two to reopen businesses, there needs to be some other form of restriction that comes down," he said."A return to an unrestricted Stage 3 or basically something similar to a Stage 3 in Peel is not something that I would support at the time."Jason Rosso, operating partner and general manager of J. Red and CO Food and Drink in Brampton, says he is doing everything he can to keep the restaurant afloat and would like to reopen next week.Rosso said his restaurant which can seat up to 268 people was closed for the first four months at the beginning of the pandemic but with modified Stage 2, it is only offering takeout and food delivery during this period."I don't necessarily feel that we're unfairly targeted, but I do feel that maybe it's not the best decision to shut down restaurants per se," Rosso said.The restaurant has been open for six years, but as a result of the pandemic, only four staff members out of 35 are currently employed."It's been really tough. We're only operating at about 37 to 40 per cent of our previous revenues, so it's pretty low," Rosso told CBC Toronto. "I really would like to open with whatever stipulations I guess we have to open," he said. "But I'm not super optimistic about it unfortunately."'Focus on where there's a risk': Brampton mayorFor restaurants and gyms, Brown says the public health data doesn't support closing them in the Peel region. "We didn't have a single restaurant outbreak in Brampton," Brown said. "We didn't have any transmission of COVID-19 in these settings." Brown told CBC Toronto he is asking for decisions to be data-driven, noting that banquet halls were among businesses rightfully closed because of reported outbreaks."Focus on where there's a risk," Brown said. "What I don't like is when there are sweeping closures that have huge ramifications to the economy."Brown says the extended patio program in the region of Peel is also not realistic for restaurants given that colder weather will be a major obstacle."It's one thing in the spring and the summer to, say, have an outdoor patio and make do," he said. "No one's going to a patio in a Canadian winter."Ministry to continue closely monitoring hot-spotsA spokesperson for the Ministry of Health says it will continue to monitor neighbourhoods in Brampton given the high positivity rate."While the data in Brampton and in other cities across Ontario is concerning, we continue to review trends from a range of criteria on an ongoing basis," David Jensen said in an email to CBC Toronto. Jensen said the criteria includes COVID-19 spread and containment, public health capacity to conduct rapid case and contact management, the type and setting of outbreaks, incidence tracking, increases in hospitalization and ICU admission and testing capacity."The ministry is closely monitoring areas of the province with high positivity rates and lower per capita rates of testing, which includes several communities in Brampton," Jensen said.
Chandigarh (Punjab) [India], November 1 (ANI): Amid increasing pollution level in the country, a renewable energy company is helping in the generation of electricity using stubble.
Outfielder Nick Castellanos decided not to opt out and is keeping the remainder of his contract with the Cincinnati Reds that guarantees $48 million for the next three seasons. Castellanos also has the right to opt out of the deal after the 2021 World Series.
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A 26-year-old Barrie man is facing deportation after being found guilty of a violent robbery that occurred in downtown Barrie more than a year ago along with a string of other thefts, a Barrie court has heard. McMichael Prince was handed a three-year term Friday in connection with the robbery and theft-related charges that his lawyer said was related to his schizophrenia and his crack addiction. Justice Stacey Nichols gave Prince credit for time served while awaiting his day in court, which included extra time for a three-month partial jail lockdown related to the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in a remaining term of eight-and-a-half months in jail. Prince, 26, came to Canada with his family from St. Lucia when he was eight years old, court heard during a previous court appearance. By age 16, he was showing signs of schizophrenia and received treatment at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto. Court heard he acts out when he forgets to take his medication. During the spring and summer of 2019 he was living in a local crack house when he went on a spree, court heard. On June 25, Prince was involved in a struggle with police after stealing five bottles of Glenfiddich scotch from the downtown LCBO store. The following week, on July 3, Prince put cans of Red Bull down his pants and tried to run off when approached by a loss prevention officer. A loss prevention officer was also involved three days later, on July 6, when Prince took three PlayStation 4s from the Bayfield Street Walmart store. Prince punched the officer and took off with the stolen items, selling them for crack cocaine later that day. Earlier this year, Prince was found guilty following a trial, for a series of charges related to a violent robbery in downtown Barrie. Court heard Prince locked the door after entering the store, took the clerk’s cellphone and the store’s landline and attacked a downtown merchant as he lay on the floor in a fetal position crying out for help during a “brazen robbery.” “The violence that was inflicted was brutal and gratuitous,” said Crown attorney Kristin Smyth. The clerk indicated through a victim impact statement that he had to stop working and was afraid of being by himself at the store. Phones stolen from the store were either given away or traded for “little or no drugs,” according to a witness. On the day he planned the robbery he was a crack addict living in a crack house and failed to take his medications for schizophrenia, his lawyer Jeff Fisher said. “There is going to be a deportation order, there’s just no way around it,” added Fisher, indicating that automatic deportation follows sentences in excess of six months. He indicated Prince has support in the community from family members and has a plan in place to deal with his issues.Marg. Bruineman, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, barrietoday.com
Michigan has no direction, no leadership and an identity tied only to its shortcomings. And they’ve yet to face a team in 2020 with superior talent.