Forbes Era Starts at Wake Forest with Resounding 111-51 Victory
courtesy GoDeacs.comWINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The Wake Forest men’s basketball team opened the Steve Forbes era with a resounding 111-51 victory over Delaware State Wednesday afternoon at Lawrence Joel Veterans memorial Coliseum.The Demon Deacons 111 points are tied for 15th in program history and fourth most by Wake Forest in LJVM. Additionally, the 111 points are the most points scored in regulation since Wake Forest put up 120 points against UNC-Wilmington on Nov. 19, 2008.The 60-point margin of victory is the second highest in the modern basketball era and the most since Wake Forest defeated B...
Dow Jones hits 30,000 points for first time in history amid vaccine hopes, Biden transition
The Dow Jones Industrial Average surged past 30,000 points for the first time in history Tuesday, a day after the Trump administration finally agreed to start the transition process to President-elect Joe Biden.Investors also appeared encouraged by a series of hopeful developments in the race for a coronavirus vaccine and news that Biden has selected former Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen as treasury secretary. The Brooklyn-born labor economist is well-liked by Democrats and Republicans and has been working on fiscal policy for decades.The jump of nearly 500 points by midday Tuesday fo...
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Dow hits 30,000 points for first time as US stocks boom
New York (AFP) - The Dow surged past 30,000 points for the first time Tuesday as receding US political uncertainty and hopes for coronavirus vaccines offset worries over spiking Covid-19 cases.After crossing the threshold in mid-day trading, the blue-chip Dow Jones Industrial Average retreated a few times throughout the afternoon before closing at 30,046.24, up 1.5 percent.The broad-based S&P 500 gained 1.6 percent to 3,635.41, also a record, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index advanced 1.3 percent to 12,036.79.Investors now feel more reassured that the United States can avoid a constit...
Vaccine optimism nudges SET upwards
The SET Index broke 1,400 points for the first time in five months on Monday, a fast recovery from below 1,300 points just two weeks ago, spurred by news of two successful Covid-19 vaccines.The index rebounded from 1,187.49 points at the end of October, the lowest in the past seven months.While global markets are on an uptrend, the sudden 100-point spike may result in a correction, said Terdsak Taweethiratham, executive vice-president at Asia Plus Securities (ASP).ASP targets the SET Index at 1,350 points this year and a range of 1450-1480 points next year.Mr Terdsak said the company is mainta...
The Bangkok Post
Brighton goalscorer Danny Welbeck: A very important three points
Brighton goalscorer Danny Welbeck was delighted with their 2-1 win at Aston Villa.Brighton won at Villa Park for the first time in their history on the day.Welbeck said, "It's a very important three points. We've had some good performances but today we got the result as well. I'm obviously happy to get off the mark with the goal. I just kept my cool and slotted it over the keeper."On the decision to reverse the penalty at the end, he added: "He got the ball didn't he?"There is contact, it's a difficult one, but it's not a penalty."Copyright 2020 tribalfootball.com Pty Ltd. All rights reserved....
Barcelona reach new La Liga low as Atletico Madrid claim rare win
Barcelona have picked up just 11 points from their first eight La Liga games this season - their worst tally since 1991-92.Ronald Koeman's side suffered a disappointing 1-0 defeat against Atletico Madrid on Saturday with Yannick Carrasco scoring the winner in first-half injury time.The result was the first time Diego Simeone has defeated Barcelona in La Liga with Atletico ending a 20-game winless run against the Catalans in the Spanish top-flight.Simeone's men have now also gone 24 games without defeat in La Liga and currently sit second in the competition on goal difference but with a game in...
Tokyo stocks drop in morning as coronavirus worries deepen
Tokyo stocks dropped Friday morning as concern deepened over the rising number of coronavirus cases across the world and the negative impact the pandemic continues to have on economic and business activity.The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average shed 167.65 points, or 0.65 percent, from Thursday to 25,466.69. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was down 4.29 points, or 0.25 percent, at 1,722.12.Decliners were led by insurance, pulp and paper, and air transportation issues.
League of Legends to retire Prestige points in 2021
The prestige system is about to change.
League of Legends is retiring the Prestige Points system in 2021.Starting on July 2021, Prestige Points will be removed from League of Legends. Instead, the game will implement a new system through which players will be able to obtain exclusive and rare content. This new system will be revealed at a later date, but it doesn’t mean that prestige skins will be removed from the game.There are still two more prestige skins coming out this year. These are Star Guardian Soraka Prestige Edition and a new Diana Prestige skin with a theme to be announced. Star Guardian Soraka will be available with pat...
Penn State mounts frantic rally from 21 points down but remains winless with loss to Nebraska
Things went from bad to worse, and even worse yet, for Penn State in a 30-23 loss to Nebraska at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Neb., on Saturday. After an embarrassing effort in the first half that had them fall behind, 27-6, the Nittany Lions made a determined comeback to get to within seven. But they were unable to score the tying touchdown on their last two trips into the red zone.Here is a look at how the Lions fell to 0-4 for the first time since 2001.———After trailing by 21 at halftime, the Nittany Lions finally got their offense clicking in the third quarter, showing signs of life behind...
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Stock market turns negative; turnover slumps | Daily FT
The Colombo Stock Market yesterday closed on a negative note, amidst lacklustre investor interest as turnover dropped below recent averages to Rs. 1.57 billion.The All Share Price Index (ASPI) shed 7 points and S&P SL20 index declined by 29 points or 1.2%.First Capital said volatile investor sentiment was witnessed ahead of the 2021 budget reading, reverting the direction of the market to negative.“Index experienced a downtrend within the early hour of trading as it hit its intraday low of 6,054. Later market experienced a short-lived bounce back and closed at 6,091 losing 7 points,” it added....
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