SEC finalises new Act | Daily FT
Final draft of new legislation, pending for years, sent to Finance Ministry for tabling at Cabinet meetingSEC Chief says new version brings greater clarity, removes ambiguityEnsures robust regulation regime whilst proactively facilitating capital market development Stepping up key functions such as supervision, surveillance, investigations with new IT systems, skilled and competent human resources, donor fundingNew Act is among fresh measures to revitalise capital market, broaden both local and foreign investor base, increase listings, and improve efficiency via digitalisation By Nisthar Cassi...
Daily Financial Times
NBA draft pushed back from Oct. 16 date
The Warriors will have to wait to make the No. 2 pick in the upcoming NBA draft, as the league plans to delay the current Oct. 16 date by as much as a month.Sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski that the NBA informed teams Wednesday that the draft will be pushed back, potentially to Nov. 18, though negotiations between the league and Players’ Association are ongoing. A decision could be made as soon as this week.Pushing the date of the draft back from Oct. 16 allows the league more time to hold a virtual combine, and for teams to gather crucial information on this draft class. It also allows ...
The Mercury News
Baseball: NPB to scrap "Tazawa Rule" on players skipping draft for majors
Nippon Professional Baseball said Monday it will abolish a rule that forces amateurs who skipped its draft to pursue an immediate career overseas to wait two or three seasons after returning to Japan before they are eligible to play in NPB.Former Boston Red Sox right-hander Junichi Tazawa stirred controversy in 2008 when he declared he would go straight to the majors from Nippon Oil in the corporate league, leading to the introduction of the rule aimed at preventing other top amateur prospects following suit.Infamously known as the "Tazawa Rule," it ensured players who headed overseas straight...
First Philippine women’s pro hoops league to hold draft in October
First Philippine women’s pro hoops league to hold draft in OctoberLuisa Morales(Philstar.com) – August 30, 2020 – 3:13pmMANILA, Philippines — The newly minted pro league Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) is set to pick its inaugural rosters of players amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.Recently getting the pro nod from the Games and Amusement Board, the WNBL announced it will be holding a draft in October this year.Calling all Women Ballers… WNBL will be holding a DRAFT in October 2020. Forms will be posted online. #WNBL #AngTunayNaLigaNgAtletangPilipinaPosted by NBL-Pilipi...
Egypt announces failure to reach draft on Renaissance Dam
CAIRO: The Egyptian Ministry of Irrigation has announced the failure to reach a unified draft on the Renaissance dam negotiations.This came after the end of the current round of negotiations between Ethiopia and the downstream countries of Egypt and Sudan, during which they discussed a consensual preliminary formula for an agreement that regulates the rules for filling and operating the dam.The Egyptian Ministry of Water Resources said in a statement that a meeting was held on Saturday, based on the outcomes of the African mini-summit, headed by the water ministers from the three countries und...
5 prospects the Bulls could select with the No. 4 pick in the 2020 NBA draft
CHICAGO — The Chicago Bulls found out Thursday they own the fourth overall pick in the 2020 NBA draft, their first top-five pick since 2008. They had just an 8.5% chance at moving up to the No. 4 pick, but after back-to-back years selecting No. 7, they finally found a little luck with the ping-pong balls in the lottery.It’s the fourth time in franchise history the Bulls have had the fourth pick, a spot from which they drafted Eddy Curry (2001), Marcus Fizer (2000), and Tom Boerwinkle (1968).Bulls VP of basketball operations Arturas Karnisovas did not give much insight into what needs he would ...
Warriors get No. 2 pick in NBA draft
The Warriors will have the No. 2 pick in Oct. 16’s NBA draft, providing them with their highest draft pick since 1995 and the means to add an exciting player with the talent to blossom into the team’s next star.After a season derailed by injuries, the Warriors aim to return to the playoffs next season after posting a league-worst 15-50 record last season. Drafting a player who can contribute immediately, but who still has the upside to develop into a future All-Star, is a priority.This is the ninth time the Warriors have dropped down in the draft in the 22 times they’ve been involved in the lo...
The Mercury News
Timberwolves win NBA lottery, will pick No. 1 overall in upcoming draft
MINNEAPOLIS — For one of the few times in a franchise history filled with Ping-Pong balls, the Timberwolves benefited from a little lottery luck.The Wolves landed the No. 1 pick in the upcoming draft, cashing in their 14% odds of netting the top pick.They had the highest odds of getting the No. 1 pick, along with Cleveland and Golden State, but as the team with the third-worst record, the Wolves technically moved up from their slot for the first time in franchise history.The Timberwolves edged out the Warriors, who will pick second, and the Hornets and Bulls, who jumped into the third and four...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Michigan offensive tackle Jalen Mayfield declares for NFL draft
Jalen Mayfield is moving on from Michigan.The redshirt sophomore offensive tackle announced Tuesday that he was declaring for the NFL draft and opting out of any potential spring season, marking an end to a career that was just in the process of blossoming.“These last few weeks have been filled with stress and have put me in a place where I have a difficult decision to make,” Mayfield wrote in a statement on Twitter. “With that being said, I have decided to enter the 2021 NFL draft. Forever go blue!”Mayfield, who is from Grand Rapids, Mich., and attended Grand Rapids Catholic Central High Scho...
Detroit Free Press
Army ‘sorry’ for calling dead military cadet up for the draft
The army has apologised for sending a conscription notice to a military cadet who died in unusual circumstances three years ago, during his first year at the Armed Forces Academies Preparatory School.Army spokesman Col Winthai Suvaree on Tuesday apologised for the hurt caused to the feelings of the young man’s family. He blamed an outdated database for the embarrassing mistake.A military recruiting officer in Chon Buri province sent the family a letter dated Aug 11 and addressed to Pakapong Tanyakan, saying he failed to turn up for the draft call this year as required, and setting a deadline o...
The Bangkok Post