Bodies of 5, missing since Feb 28, fished out from Guj canal

first_imgSurat: Over a fortnight after they went missing, bodies of five members of a family in Gujarat’s Surat were Sunday fished out from a local canal, police said. The bodies of Jeevan Gamit (65), his wife Sharmila (62), son Dharmesh (41), daughter-in-law Sunita (36) and granddaughter Urvi (6) were brought out from a canal near Madhi village in the district, said Bardoli police station Inspector B K Patel said. “The five are residents of Kapura village in Vyara tehsil in neighbouring Tapi district. Their family members had filed a missing person complaint at the local police station there on February 28,” Patel said. “Their car apparently fell into the canal near Madhi village. The Maruti Eeco car they were travelling in was spotted in the canal by residents on Sunday who then informed us. We brought out the car and the bodies of the five were found inside in a highly decomposed state,” he informed. Relatives of the deceased have told police they had gone to Bardoli to offer prayers at a temple and were on their way back when they met with an accident, Patel said. “It seems the driver lost control of the car and it plunged into the canal. Further probe into the incident is underway,” he added.last_img read more

Mens hockey Mason Jobst named firstteam four other Buckeyes receive B1G honors

OSU sophomore forward Mason Jobst (26) tries to get past Michigan State redshirt freshman defender Jerad Rosburg (57) in a game on March 3 at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio. Credit: Kevin Stankiewicz | Lantern photographerFive members of the 13th-ranked Ohio State men’s hockey team received Big Ten honors on Monday.Sophomore forward Mason Jobst was named to the All-Big Ten first team and recognized as the conference’s scoring co-champion with Minnesota sophomore forward Tyler Sheehy, racking up 34 points in conference play. Sheehy won Big Ten Player of the Year.Jobst had 13 goals and 21 assists in league play, and collected 51 points on 18 goals and 33 assists in the regular season.A trio of seniors were named to the All-Big Ten second team — goaltender Christian Frey, defenseman Josh Healey and forward captain Nick Schilkey.Sophomore forward Dakota Joshua was an honorable mention selection, scoring a career-high 11 goals and 22 assists, including nine goals and 11 assists coming in Big Ten play.On Saturday at Wisconsin, Jobst scored a goal and had an assist to surpass the 50-point barrier for the first time since R.J. Umberger had 53 points in 2003.Jobst ranks ninth in the NCAA in points per game (1.42), but leads the nation in the category since the start of the second half of the year (1.67).Following first-team honors in 2016, Healey earned his way onto the second-team all-conference with 24 points on four goals and 20 assists. His plus-18 rating is third among blue-liners in the conference and ranks eighth nationally at his position.Schilkey was the do-it-all player for the Buckeyes in the regular season. The senior from Marysville, Michigan, led the Big Ten with 26 goals and ranks second in the NCAA with .81 goals per game. The 26 goals are the highest single-season total for one player in the program since 1997. He had 39 points in the regular season, 18 of which came against Big Ten opponents.Frey ended the season with a .916 save percentage in conference games and a .910 save percentage in the regular season. Frey was injured for part of the season, and shared playing time with fellow senior goaltender Matt Tomkins. Frey was 9-7-3 with one shutout this season.Senior goaltender Logan Davis received one of six Big Ten sportsmanship awards.OSU plays in the Big Ten quarterfinals against Michigan State in Detroit at Joe Louis Arena on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. read more

Family calls for hit and run driver to come forward 73 year

first_img Related Items:#tcihitandrun #johnhparker Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, Turks and Caicos – February 11, 2018 – A Turks and Caicos family is earnestly praying for the person who struck and killed a 73-year-old man in Five Cays on Friday to come forward and confess to what happened.Magnetic Media spoke to Kendra Parker, the niece of John Hilgrove Parker, the man killed in that hit and run on Friday night and she explained that the family is distraught and desperately hoping for the person responsible  to come out of the shadows.“We just want whoever it is that did this to come forward, to say what happened and to help to bring some closure for the family.”Police report that the incident happened around 11pm on Friday and was reported to 911 when Mr. Parker’s body was found unresponsive on the main Five Cays roadway.An investigation is launched now into the tragedy.  Police are asking for help in this investigation.Ms. Parker explained that her uncle was not only found ‘unresponsive’ but stripped of his wallet which held his identification and salary.  John Parker was a carpenter and mason, and was crossing the street to go home when he was hit by the unknown driver.“It was someone at the Cheshire Hall Medical Center that recognized my uncle and called the family.  He had nothing on him and for a while, no one knew who he was.”Parker says this was no way for her uncle to be treated, “his wallet, his house keys, his cell phone, his ids were all taken.”John Parker is from Provo, but spent many years in North Caicos.  Mr. Parker had recently moved from Kew Town to Five Cays. Photograph of John Parker, 73, provided by Familycenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Annual Kenai Soap Box Derby Tomorrow

first_imgThe race is tomorrow at the Challenger Learning Center parking lot starting at 10:30 a.m. There will be a trophy ceremony at the conclusion of the race where first, second and third place drivers along with best of show car and a sportsman award are presented. Drivers aged 9-17 will be competing in the derby. The winner of Saturday’s race will have the option to represent the Kenai Peninsula in the Ohio nationals or claim a $1,000 scholarship. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Rotary Club of Kenai will be hosting the annual Soap Box Derby tomorrow, in the Challenger Learning Center parking lot.center_img This annual event is sponsored by numerous local community members and is a qualifying race for the National Soap Box Derby event in Ohio.last_img read more

Municipal Election Results To Be Certified On Tuesday

first_imgThe canvass board will count absentee, questioned and mail-in ballots leading up to October 9. Any ballot sent through the mail that’s postmarked on or before October 2 and received prior the certification of the results will be counted. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The official results from the Regular Municipal Election are expected to be finalized next Tuesday, October 9. Unofficial results from the election can be found on the Kenai Peninsula Borough website.center_img According to the Kenai city clerk the city’s three precincts had 125 absentee ballots left for the borough to count. Soldotna city clerk reported 61 absentee ballots, with one questioned ballot.last_img read more

Expect Smoke Pilot Cars Along The Sterling Highway

first_imgDue to the winds, trees continue to fall in and along the road creating hazardous driving conditions. The pilot car escorts will remain in place until the wind event stops even though fire activity is low at the moment. If you travel on the highway, please use caution and observe the direction of the pilot car drivers. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Winds were gusty Sunday along the Sterling Highway and are predicted to continue blowing through Monday. In many areas adjacent to the highway, the fire burned very hot resulting in trees weakened by fire damage.center_img Conditions are still dynamic and can change quickly. Delays can last from 45 minutes up to a several hours at times.last_img read more

Former RDA CEOs Severance Package Set at 500000

first_imgEarlier this week, it was reported that former Reader Digest Association’s CEO Tom Williams was awarded $500,000 in a severance package. Williams was promoted to the position after former CEO and president Mary Berner exited the company in April.Williams, who acted as CFO with RDA from November 2008 until his bump to CEO in 2011, agreed to a severance package of $1.2 million during the RDA financial reorganization that transpired in August 2009. According to reports, Williams will receive less than half of the originally agreed upon sum in his departure from the company. This mirrors Berner’s pay, as RDA reportedly paid Berner $1 million in her April severance package. At the time of the 2009 reorganization, Berner agreed to a severance package of $2.2 million if she wasn’t offered her job back after the company emerged from bankruptcy protection. Stepping into the rotating CEO slot is Robert Guth, who joined the RDA Board of directors in the same month Berner exited the company; he was named Williams’ replacement in recent weeks. Guth is a former CEO of telecommunications company TelCove.RDA saw a rough second quarter, with RDA Holding Corp. reporting a 6.2 percent drop in revenue to $409.4 million in its financial statements. Every Day With Rachael Ray, once considered a performance leader in RDA’s print portfolio, experienced a 16.8 percent ad page drop in first half 2011, according to FOLIO: sister site, minonline. However, sister title Reader’s Digest saw a spike in ad pages from January to June 2011, up 4.4 percent, according to Publishers’ Information Bureau. In July, The Wall Street Journal reported Reader’s Digest was put on the block; asking price is set around $1 billion.last_img read more

5 Quick Tips for SEO Superiority

first_img2. Keep up with the trends.Another useful tool when creating headlines is Google Trends. Experiment with different keywords and phrasing to find out which searches are popular, and which are less saturated in search engines.3. Google reads like we do.Like humans, Google’s algorithms read left-to-right and top-to-bottom. Using stronger keywords earlier can help boost your ranking.4. URL’s matter.Abandoned that first-draft title before clicking “publish?” Remember to update your URL/slug to match your SEO-superior headline.5. Optimize for mobile.Google takes into account user experience in its search ranking, including for mobile pages. When creating mobile pages, avoid device-unfriendly features like Flash, small text, or intrusive pop-up ads. The role played by tech giants like Google and Facebook in how web content is delivered to consumers has never been more front-and-center than in the immediate aftermath of the 2016 Presidential Election. As concerns over fake news are likely to further upend an already delicate ecosystem, publishers in all sectors of the industry should be thinking about how compatible their web content is with the ever-changing algorithms from our friends in Silicon Valley.Luckily for all of us, as part of the marketing track at the Folio: Show, held earlier this month in New York, two experts from the b2b and consumer magazine sectors of the publishing industry shared their best practices on the always-prescient issue of search engine optimization (SEO).Below, enjoy five quick tips from Eugenia Timasheva, user insights analyst at UBM, and Erica Murphy, SEO editor at New York magazine, that will help improve your placement on Google and drive further traffic to your site.1. Monitor external linking.Did you know that your search engine ranking can be both positively and negatively affected by pages beyond your control that link back to your site? Using tools like Google Disavow, monitor which pages link to your domain and inform Google that you don’t wish for certain “bad” sites to hurt your ranking.last_img read more

Android Auto is getting updated looks and you should be excited

first_img More From Roadshow Enlarge ImageAndroid Auto’s design gets slicker, less cluttered and pleasingly dark compared to the old version. Google Android Auto has been a game-changer for drivers who just want to get into their car and have the infotainment system work seamlessly with their Android phone. It’s powerful, simple to use and generally around a zillion times better than most manufacturer’s own infotainment systems but it was never as slick looking as that other system from Cupertino.Until now, that is. Google announced on Monday that Android Auto is getting a comprehensive visual overhaul and frankly, we like what we see. While it’s definitely nicer looking than previous versions (all hail Dark Mode!), it isn’t so much of a change that it will seem unfamiliar.Aside from the purely visual enhancements, Google added a bunch more functionality to the system. First, Google overhauled the navigation bar so that it requires fewer taps to access apps. Next, you will be able to see your turn-by-turn directions while also controlling your phone and apps without needing to go to separate screens.the-new-launcher-introduces-a-familiar-way-to-easily-discover-and-start-apps-compatible-with-android-autoEnlarge ImageAndroid Auto’s new app launcher wouldn’t seem out of place in Apple CarPlay, and that’s a compliment. Google Android Auto will also continue playing whatever it was you were listening to before you plugged it in and it will pop up your navigation app immediately when you plug it in and start your car. This saves the amount of fiddling around you have to do before pulling away.Probably our favorite new feature is the fact that Android Auto will now tailor itself better on vehicles with wider screens. So, instead of the image on the screen getting larger or smaller, wider screens now feature more information on them. Android Auto uses all the real estate to give you the most information possible.The only downside to this update that we can see is that it won’t roll out to users until later this summer. News • Hands-on with the new and improved Android Auto 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 9 Photos Auto Tech Car Games and Apps Share your voice Preview • Android Auto offers easy nav, voice control Commentscenter_img 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value 21 More about Google Android Auto Android Auto 2016 updates in pictures Tags Googlelast_img read more

Inclement weather affects Rohingyas ISCG

first_imgAn estimated 22,000 Rohingyas were affected since the beginning of July as rain and storm batter the cramped camps, reports UNB.The situation is worse in this monsoon compared to 2018. The total number of Rohingyas affected in July last year was 19,000.In a report, the Inter Sector Coordination Group (ISCG) said that at least 5,600 individuals have already been displaced this year in the monsoon.Unrelenting rain and winds have been damaging homes and infrastructure, increasing the risk of waterborne illnesses among the Rohingyas living in makeshift houses.”The rain and wind are causing misery on the ground and our teams are working day and night to provide emergency services and relocate the affected people,” said Manuel Pereira, International Organization for Migration (IOM) Bangladesh deputy chief of mission.He said they are grappling with the immediate effects of the storms but have to remain focused on long-term disaster management. Pereira noted that IOM has supported nearly 6,000 people with emergency items and trained 570 in emergency response since late 2018.”We recognise that this storm system is having a major impact on the people in the camps and we’re only half way through the monsoon season,” he said.In the last 48 hours, IOM teams distributed 5,079 plastic tarpaulins to families affected by heavy rain. A total of 152mm of rain was recorded at Kutupalong in the past 24 hours, IOM said in a statement.IOM is continuing to assist affected communities as needed with its humanitarian partners. If the inclement weather continues, there will be worsening damage to paths, bridges and drainage systems in the camps. On Wednesday, IOM teams reported six landslides, eight wind storms and 174 people displaced.last_img read more

502 Derby Highlights Louisvilles 2019 Spring Schedule

first_img LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville men’s soccer team announced its 2019 spring schedule, highlighted by the 502 Derby against Louisville City FC on March 2 at 5 p.m., ET at Dr. Mark and Cindy Lynn Stadium.The spring friendly against the two-time and reigning United Soccer League champions from LouCity will be the first of three home exhibition matches for the Cardinals under the direction of first-year head coach John Michael Hayden. UofL will also host Lipscomb on March 30 at 6 p.m., and before concluding the spring at home against Indiana on April 19 at 7:30 p.m. Louisville will also play a spring exhibition match on the road at Lindsey Wilson on April 5 at 7 p.m.”We’re very excited about the upcoming spring competitions,” Hayden said. “Each opponent will present different challenges that will allow our team to grow from both individual and collective perspectives.”Tickets for the 502 Derby at Lynn Stadium are $10 for reserved chairback seats and $5 for general admission/berm seating and will be on sale to the public starting Monday, Feb. 11 at 9 a.m., ET. Tickets can be purchased online at GoCards.com, by calling 502-GO-CARDS or by visiting the Louisville Cardinals Ticket Office, located near Gate 2 at Cardinal Stadium (2800 South Floyd Street) on weekdays from 9 a.m., until 5 p.m., ET.The Cardinals ended their 2018 season with an 11-5-3 record overall and ranked 16th in the final United Soccer Coaches poll after advancing to the NCAA Championship for the third straight season and the 11th time in the last 12 years. The 2018 season included the program’s first ACC Championship title after Louisville earned victories over Notre Dame, Wake Forest and North Carolina in a span of eight days. As the focus turns to the 2019 season, Hayden and his coaching staff will use this demanding spring slate to prepare the Cardinals for what they will encounter in the fall during the regular season.”The spring allows us to evaluate ourselves while also honing in on the playing model we hope to see in the fall,” said Hayden. “The quality of our competition this spring will help prepare us as we plan for a demanding fall schedule.”Louisville City FC comes to Lynn Stadium to complete the team’s first preseason under head coach John Hackworth. LouCity is coming off its second consecutive USL Cup Championship, becoming the first team in USL history to win back-to-back titles. City returns 17 of their 22 championship players this season, including Louisville men’s soccer alumnus Paolo DelPiccolo.Lipscomb advanced to the third round of the 2018 NCAA Championship before ending its season with a 2-1 loss at Kentucky. The Bisons were 10-10-1 overall and 5-1-0 in the Atlantic Sun before earning an automatic berth into the NCAA Championship with a 2-0 win over Stetson in the ASUN title match.Indiana registered a 20-3-1 record overall after falling 2-0 to Maryland in the semifinal round of the 2018 NCAA College Cup in Santa Barbara. The Hoosiers were 8-0-0 in the Big Ten before earning the league’s automatic bid into the NCAA Championship with a 3-0 win over Michigan in the title match of the Big Ten Tournament.Along with the three spring matches at Lynn Stadium, the Cardinals will also host SIU Edwardsville for a closed match (not open to the public) on Feb. 23. Fans can follow Louisville men’s soccer on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram at @UofLmenssoccer.2019 LOUISVILLE MEN’S SOCCER SPRING SCHEDULESaturday, Feb. 23 | vs. SIU Edwardsville | 5 p.m. | Closed to PublicSaturday, March 2 | 502 Derby vs. Louisville City FC | 5 p.m. | Lynn StadiumSaturday, March 30 | vs. Lipscomb | 6 p.m. | Lynn StadiumFriday, April 5 | at Lindsey Wilson | 7 p.m.Friday, April 19 | vs. Indiana | 7:30 p.m. | Lynn Stadium Story Links Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Centre to pay jute mills only after full payment to farmers labourers

first_imgKolkata: In a stride to ensure that jute farmers and labourers get their desired benefits, the Centre will make it mandatory for the mill owners to make their payments in its entirety before getting the entire payment of the government orders.The decision of the Centre comes in the wake of a section of farmers and labourers complaining of not getting the benefits that they deserve. “The jute industry used to get payments against the order regularly. Why are the farmers and labourers complaining about it? Now, we are making it mandatory, that if you do not pay the farmers or labourers or any way abdicate the responsibility, we will not give you the order,” Union Textile minister Smriti Irani said during an interactive session organised by the Indian Chamber of Commerce. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe jute industry, according to the minister has a ready order worth Rs 5,000-5,500 crore every year (in terms of sacking). “We give such huge orders so that the jute industry stays alive. The sum is given to the jute industry in terms of order so that the farmers and labourers can get the benefits out of it,” she maintained. Irani urged the industry to go for innovation and come forward in taking new initiatives and said the Centre has been focusing on how to transform small size firms into mid-size entities. Elaborating on innovation, she touched upon technical textiles that are finding its application in automobiles, interior decoration, healthcare, industrial safety among others. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedIrani said the industry should work closely with the government so that the policies framed by the latter may be implemented effectively. Later, addressing the Annual General Meeting at the Merchants’ Chamber of Commerce, she said the government has increased the import duty on some textile products to protect domestic manufacturing. “India looks at the trade war between China and the US as an opportunity and not as a challenge. India would be benefited from the trade war not only through policy intervention but also through industry practices,” she added.last_img read more

Hot deal alert More amenities with AquaAston Hospitality

first_img Travelweek Group Tags: Aqua-Aston Hospitality, Hawaii, Promotions Hot deal alert: More amenities with Aqua-Aston Hospitality Posted by Tuesday, December 12, 2017 center_img As one of Hawaii’s largest hotel management companies, Aqua-Aston Hospitality is proud to offer guests some of the best value in the islands. For new bookings arriving Jan. 1, 2018, Aqua-Aston is pleased to announce the expansion of its guest amenity program. Varied by hotel, the new amenity program will include valuable additions, such as exclusive discounts for Aqua-Aston guests at select Oahu eateries and attractions; discounted or free entry for Aqua-Aston guests to Bishop Museum, Honolulu Museum of Art, and Waikiki Aquarium; improvements to our popular Waikiki-to-Ala Moana shuttle service; a curated roster of live, onsite entertainment; and newly-added Hawaiian cultural programs.For more details go to Aqua-Aston.com. Share << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

KLM honours great grandfathers 83yearold ticket cue the tears

first_imgTags: KLM Posted by Tuesday, June 26, 2018 Share Travelweek Group center_img AMSTELVEEN, NETHERLANDS — Well, here’s a feel-good story about an airline for once.KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has honoured an 83-year-old ticket, giving a 90-year-old great grandfather the surprise of a lifetime.Arnold Neahus of Amsterdam won a sightseeing flight over Amsterdam after entering a KLM contest in 1935 when he was just seven years old. But as KLM explained, Neahus never ended up cashing in his prize due to the fact that his sister, who had acquired scarlet fever at the time, made it impossible for his entire family to interact with other people.Years later, Neahus showed his winning documents to his granddaughter, who then contacted KLM about her grandfather’s story. The airline wanted him to finally claim his prize so it sent two flight attendants and Neahus’ seven-year-old great-grandson, Jagger, to surprise him with the news at his home.In true retro fashion, a Ford model A Tudor car built in 1928 transported Neahus and Jagger to the airport, where they boarded a 1944 Dakota DC-3 aircraft for their scenic flight above Amsterdam. In the air, Neahus is seen pointing out sights to his great grandson and after landing safely back on the ground, the two gave each other a sweet high-five.More news:  Can you guess the top Instagrammed wedding locations in the world?One last surprise for Neahus? His entire family was waiting for him on the tarmac to give him a proper welcome home.“This was totally cool, guys!” Neahus tells his family.Very cool, indeed. Kudos to KLM for making dreams come true! << Previous PostNext Post >> KLM honours great grandfather’s 83-year-old ticket (cue the tears!)last_img read more

Rep Yaroch to play key role in states budget process

first_img State Rep. Jeff Yaroch has been appointed by Speaker Lee Chatfield to serve on the House Appropriations Committee during the 2019-20 legislative session.Yaroch, of Richmond, will chair the House subcommittee charged with setting the budgets of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs and the Department of Insurance and Financial Services.“It’s a great privilege to be entrusted with the responsibility of serving on our state’s budget committee,” Yaroch said. “We must never forget that tax dollars belong to the taxpayer, not the government. I look forward to working with my colleagues to ensure that our state government is working for the people while living within its means.”Additionally, Yaroch will serve as vice chair of the Transportation budget subcommittee, and as a member of the Judiciary and Health and Human Services budget subcommittees.Residents may contact Yaroch’s office by calling (517) 373-0820 or emailing JeffYaroch@house.mi.gov.### 17Jan Rep. Yaroch to play key role in state’s budget process Categories: Yaroch Newslast_img read more

When my fatherinlaw died my wife and I took ove

first_imgWhen my father-in-law died, my wife and I took over the responsibility of looking after her mother, who I affectionately called “grandma.” We quickly connected with a very nice lady who was a broker at one of the top brokerage firms in the country. Over time she became a mentor, advisor, and friend. Although she’s been retired for quite some time, we’re still in contact and are very close. If I were to pick one attribute that sets her apart, it would be honesty. Ask her a tough question and she’ll give you a straight answer, even though it may personally cost her some money. Around the time that many of the online discount brokerage firms were emerging, our nice lady broker put in a trade where we sold 1,000 shares of a stock at $24/share, so the trade was $24,000.00. When we got the transaction sheet in the mail, there were some small fees, but her firm took a $240 commission just for handling the transaction. I called and asked her how the firm justified those fees to its clients. We were being bombarded with television commercials, letters, and flyers from discount brokers who would handle the transaction for only $19.95. Basically, I asked her what the extra $220 in commissions bought us. She was very straightforward, and it was apparent I was not the first client to ask. She said that she cut the commission to rock bottom, meaning there was no lower fee structure available, and then went on to explain that discount brokers were merely transactional brokers with no research departments and no advice. They just processed transactions. By contrast, her firm had all these high-priced folks in New York who did tons of research and analysis and provided advice and guidance. I then (with her help) wrote a letter stating that I was toying with making an investment in a particular market but wasn’t quite sure if the sector made sense – and if it did, what particular stock would be the best choice? She took my letter, put her cover letter on top of it, and sent it to her firm’s gurus in New York. A short time later, we got back a 2-3 page report discussing the sector and recommending a particular company to invest in. They recommended it as a “strong buy.” It was also clear that the primary reason they felt that way was a chart showing that 8 of 10 major firms recommended the company as a “buy or strong buy.” Other than the standard information about growth, P/E ratios etc., there was really not a whole lot of support behind why the particular stock was supposedly so appealing. Honestly, I went nuts when I read the report, because simply saying that 8 of 10 major firms recommended something was not research. Actually, it was an admission of delegating the research to some other firm and then hoping it did it right. Perhaps that was why the P/E ratio was so ridiculously high; the investing guru Benjamin Graham would have been telling his clients to sell the same stock. So I asked our broker, “What happens if some researcher gets a tip from his barber on a stock, then he goes to the office and recommends it as a ‘buy.’ Then another firm picks up on it and also recommends it, and pretty soon 8 of 10 recommend it. That alone would drive up the price of the stock, but who actually did any research?” She grinned and mentioned something about the integrity of the individual doing the job. When I wrote the letter, I’d wanted someone to do the type of research Benjamin Graham discussed in The Intelligent Investor. I wanted them to find a stock that’s not on anyone else’s list with a P/E that was within reasonable guidelines. Heck, by the time 8 of 10 major firms have rated it as a “buy or strong buy,” it’s too late. At that point Graham and his clients would be taking their profits. In today’s lingo, the Casey group would have recommended you sell at least half of it and perhaps retain some of the investment as a “free ride.” Not long after that, our friend retired, and I switched the family accounts to a discount online broker. As I was surfing its website, I noticed a “Research” tab. I clicked on it and typed in the symbol of the stock, and up popped several available reports and a one-page summary. I realized then that what we got from the high-priced, old-line brokerage firm was not much different than the summary that had just popped up on my computer screen. Sad to say, some of the things that I’ve seen passed off as research are like sugar-free Jell-O topped with fat-free Cool Whip; it has the illusion of substance… but not much else. For the next several years, what little I had for research I did through the search engine of my online broker. It was boring, tedious, and time-consuming. Perhaps like some other investors, I wanted to find an easy way out. At that time I was subscribing to several investment newsletters that all touted their research and weren’t shy about making specific investment recommendations, something the discount brokers stayed away from at the time. Some did their job better than others. For close to a decade I didn’t use investment services because we had most of our portfolio in CDs. It wasn’t until late 2008, when we began to actively self-manage our portfolio, that we began to subscribe to various newsletters again. I quickly noticed that they seemed to be more highly specialized. The newsletters had true experts in a particular market sector or investment doing the research and making the recommendations. This isn’t meant to be a shameless plug, but I read a couple of the Casey newsletters like BIG GOLD, where there are folks on the ground, photos of the various mines, backgrounds, and where the author had known the principals for a couple decades. I was impressed. I’d never read any of this kind of stuff sifting through information from my discount broker, nor had I ever seen this level of detail from the so-called “full-service” brokers either. By comparison, I saw recommendations for companies I had never heard of and never saw references to any other firm or service making those recommendations. In a recent edition of The Intelligent Investor, there’s an article in the appendix section in which the author has tracked the career of five folks who were trained by Benjamin Graham. Each went out on his own, applied the techniques he was taught and over time put together a portfolio that made him and his clients very wealthy. However, there was almost zero overlap between those portfolios. Each had used the Graham criteria – but found his own recommendations. If 8 of 10 major firms recommended a given stock as a “buy or strong buy,” they all would have likely passed it over and moved on. The recent Facebook IPO certainly caused quite an uproar. Goldman Sachs handled the IPO, and according to several reports sold over a billion dollars in Facebook stock the first day. Shortly afterward, the news was full of stories that Facebook’s earnings were downgraded just before the offer and that information had been withheld from the general public. Only certain large clients and brokerage firms were made aware of that information. I personally no longer deal with a full-service broker, and I strongly recommend doing your own due diligence as opposed to blindly accepting any recommendation. For many years major firms would put a stock on a “strong buy” list, and the stock may jump 4-5 points simply because of that recommendation. My retired friend told me of cases where she knew that the firm making the recommendation had several million shares in its inventory. When it recommended the stock as a “strong buy,” it was taking the other half of the trade and making a nice profit. She said “theoretically” the SEC has put a stop to that. I recently learned that some financial research involves picks that are paid for by the companies being recommended. That’s not the case at Miller’s Money Forever, but until recently I was naïve enough to believe that all subscription-based financial newsletters were only compensated by their subscribers. How silly of me! It makes sense to do your due diligence on the companies you invest in. But you should also understand the motivations and incentives driving your gurus, your subscription financial-services providers, and your newsletter authors. I now find myself reading the small print at the end of the newsletter very closely. Any high-quality newsletter will clearly state its position on this issue. On the good side, a lot of data is now available at the click of a mouse on discount broker and other financial websites. Folks can also subscribe to excellent newsletters published by firms with large, competent research departments. This spreads the cost of expensive research departments over a large subscriber base, which in turn makes it much easier for the small investor to tap in to a huge base of investment knowledge. It is then up to us, the individual investor, to distill this information down to use with our individual portfolio. It’s easy to go along with the crowd, but true research can keep us ahead of the curve. Until next week…last_img read more

David Miranda was detained in a London airport for

first_imgDavid Miranda was detained in a London airport for almost nine hours. When the government set him free, they kept all of his electronics so they could hack them at their leisure. Security experts believe they even turned them into stealthy listening devices. All with court approval. Your home computer—assuming you still have one, of course—should be safe from the grabby hands of public officials. In theory, at least. Law enforcement personnel are supposed to obtain a search warrant before they barge into your house and start confiscating electronic equipment. But when you’re on the road and perhaps storing important documents on your laptop, tablet, or smartphone, all bets are off. Your devices are subject to seizure on the flimsiest of pretexts, and any data they hold can be pirated. That’s the lesson every traveler should learn from the recent Miranda episode, an incident that, ironically, involved a man with the same last name as the one whose case nearly a half-century ago represents a legal landmark. The earlier Miranda (Ernesto) had his conviction on domestic violence charges voided by the Supreme Court because police failed to inform him that he had the right to remain silent and to have access to an attorney. The decision resulted in the requirement that suspects under arrest must henceforth be given “the Miranda warning,” i.e., be read their rights before any questioning can begin. The present Miranda (David) has become the poster boy for governmental abrogation of basic rights. You see, David Miranda is the partner of Glenn Greenwald, the British journalist responsible for publishing documents leaked by Edward Snowden. No matter what one may think of Snowden and his actions, what happened to Miranda is troubling. On August 18, he was traveling from Germany to his and Greenwald’s home in Brazil, a journey that included a stopover at London’s Heathrow airport. While in the transit lounge, he was stopped by officers and informed that he was to be questioned under Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000. This controversial law, which applies only at airports, ports, and border areas, allows officers to stop, search, question, and detain individuals. Miranda, a Brazilian citizen, was held for eight hours and fifty-five minutes. Not coincidentally, nine hours is the maximum allowable detention period under the law, before officers must release or formally arrest the person of interest. Even though he was released without charges, officials confiscated his electronics, including mobile phone, laptop, camera, memory sticks, DVDs, and game consoles. They wanted the time to hack them, and amazingly the British law allows it. Under the terrorism law, anyone whose property is taken in this manner is supposed to get it back seven days after confiscation. But in this instance, the UK High Court ruled that British authorities could keep Miranda’s property for continued access to his electronics for a total of ten days. Further, the High Court gave authorities judicial permission to “continue investigating the materials” they seized, allowing them to hack all of Miranda’s devices as much as they liked. As a caveat, the Court ruled that British police don’t have “official” permission to share or “use” anything they find. But that proscription amounts to little more than a polite nod to privacy advocates. No one doubts that Miranda’s hard drives were copied and all personal information extracted. Nor did the Court prohibit authorities from modifying the devices. This kind of warrantless search and seizure is hardly confined to the UK. An August 2008 exposé in the Washington Post revealed publicly for the first time that the US Department of Homeland Security had been exercising similar powers in secret for quite a while. And its reach is even broader. The policies apply to anyone entering the country by any means, and they cover hard drives, flash drives, mobile phones, iPods, pagers, beepers, and video and audio tapes, as well as books, pamphlets, and other written materials. Moreover, anything confiscated may be held indefinitely. The courts have approved all of these actions. As in Britain, there are supposedly restrictions in place. For example, federal agents are mandated to take measures to protect business information and lawyer-client privileged material. Copies of data must be destroyed when a review is completed, and no probable cause exists to keep the information. However, agents are allowed to share the contents of seized computers with other agencies and private entities for data decryption and “other reasons.” Copies sent to non-federal organizations must be returned to the DHS, but there is no way to ensure against copies of copies being made and retained. There is also no limitation on authorities keeping notes or making extensive reports about the materials. The Miranda incident raised the expected howls of protest from journalists and others who fear that such tactics lower a big chill over freedom of the press. This criticism is especially applicable since almost no one suspects Miranda of being involved with terrorism. No one but the British government, that is. Its “terrorism” net is very wide and of a very fine mesh. It has to be, in order to comply with an injunction from the British high court, which blocked law enforcement from using or sharing material seized from Miranda in a criminal investigation—shortly after a Metropolitan Police (Met) lawyer announced the force had launched just such an investigation. The injunction permits the authorities to “inspect, copy, disclose, transfer, distribute” the data only in the protection of national security or for investigating whether Miranda himself “is a person who is or has been concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.” For its part, the Met says that it is treating this as a criminal case because Miranda was carrying tens of thousands of pages of digital documents to his partner Greenwald, including “highly sensitive material the disclosure of which would be gravely injurious to public safety.” A spokesperson added that the British Home Secretary “does not accept that we are concerned here with journalistic material” and believes that Miranda “is not a journalist, and stolen documents can’t be held in confidence and don’t qualify as journalistic materials.” The question of who is and is not a journalist is one that’s been propelled into the limelight by the Snowden/Greenwald affair, and it’s an intriguing one. But what we’re more concerned with here is technology. Breaking and Entering Specifically, what should Miranda expect has happened to his electronics and, by extension, what should you expect if your own devices are spirited away in an airport for “closer inspection,” either in the US or some other country without even minimal concern for privacy rights? Don’t think it’ll never happen. Security experts believe that, in addition to suspected terrorists and their sympathizers, there are plenty of other potential targets of domestic and foreign authorities alike, including: political activists of any stripe; journalists specializing in political stories; known hackers and data security specialists; academics involved in political research; corporate personnel connected to certain types of technology; business leaders charged with large-scale decision making; and probably any number of other focus groups that are less obvious. If you are singled out, the first concern, of course, is data theft. You must assume that all stored information has been compromised… or at least looked at and probably copied for a more leisurely perusal later on. There is no defense against this. If you have to carry sensitive material, you’re at risk. Encryption will only slow them down. Best bet is not to have anything important on there in the first place. If you must transport critical info, make sure you have copies back home—they mean it when they say “indefinite holding.” Plus, if you have a hard drive on which sensitive material was previously stored, you might want to wipe that clean. Simply erasing it isn’t enough: you need to run a program that completely overwrites all of the data, making retrieval impossible. But perhaps more insidious is that many government officials may, with impunity, “modify” your computer or phone. They can install hard- or software that gives them future access to your machine and anything you do on it. For instance, they can add a keylogger that keeps track of all your keystrokes, stores them, and transmits them to a remote computer of their choice. They can load a Trojan that will be all but impossible for you to detect. It’ll just sit there until you do something that it’s been programmed to watch for, at which time it will activate and broadcast the desired data. Or the Trojan’s purpose may be to provide a back door for a remote controller to enter your computer system, take it over, and use it for any desired purpose. You can essentially be turned into a bot and even be added to a botnet. Your phone can be turned into a listening and/or tracking device. It can be made to transmit not only your location, but also anything you do with the phone, including voice calls, texts, video, websites visited, app usage, files read, and so on to a designated receiver. This can be accomplished through physical modifications that can be difficult if not impossible to spot. One method is to remove the SIM (subscriber identity module) card that acts to identify and authenticate subscribers to a mobile service, and replace it with a clone. The spy SIM will contain additional software which allows a wide range of access to device information. Luckily, there’s a way to defeat this. Just remove your SIM card and make a tiny mark of some kind on it. Then, if your phone is ever confiscated, or lost, and returned to you, you can check the SIM card. If your mark is gone, the SIM has been compromised, and you should discard the phone. A second hardware modification a hacker might try is to replace your battery with one that’s visually identical but houses a smaller battery and a variety of surveillance tools. Again, you can mark your battery. Or, if you notice that its life diminishes after it’s been out of your hands, that could be a sign of tampering. Of course, it could also just mean it’s like any other phone and the battery is dying slowly. If you have an integrated battery like in an Apple iPhone, then this might be a pretty difficult task. Dealing with malware that’s been surreptitiously placed on your computer is difficult, because it’s sure to have a built-in capability of evading discovery. But it is possible to see if the machine is making any unauthorized transmissions. To do that, you need to be tech savvy enough to use a network sniffer such as Wireshark, which is free and open source. It can detect when your device is making an unexplained network connection, and if it is, to where. However, if the firmware itself has been modified, then even that won’t work, as programs like Wireshark are dependent on the underlying operating system and the drivers telling them the truth. Once the hardware or firmware has been changed, you won’t have any idea what’s going on. In that case, you’d need expensive and specialized external hardware to do the job. Or you could pay for a full professional examination of the device. It can be expensive, but depending on the value of the potential data loss, it could be worth it. The kinds of actions outlined here are especially likely in the case of a high-profile person like David Miranda. Gathering information from his devices on an ongoing basis would be invaluable, especially in the event of future prosecutions. He must expect that it has happened and now has no real choice except to replace all of his electronics. But the recent revelations about the extent of NSA spying should leave little doubt that one doesn’t have to be associated with a fugitive whistleblower to attract the watchful eye of the “national security” apparatus. Further, with corporate espionage on the rise and much of this technology just as available to the private sector, you never know who might be listening in on you. If someone slipped an extra chip inside your iPhone or modified the operating system under the covers, would you know? Of course not. Remember, your phone, tablet, or laptop need only be out of your sight and in a skilled hacker’s hands for a few minutes in order for the damage to be done. And at that point, there is virtually no way to know that your device is spying on you. All of this exactly why demand for security software, hardware, and services continues to rise. With the incredible proliferation of electronic devices—many of which are equipped not just with data storage and networking but with microphones, cameras, and even GPS chips and motion sensors—there is fertile ground for new threats to government, business, and personal security. Data security is only increasing in importance, and the companies that provide it are prospering. Just the kinds of companies we keep our eyes out for in Casey Extraordinary Technology.last_img read more

South Korea is flashing warning signs of a global

first_imgSouth Korea is flashing warning signs of a global recession… South Korea is known as a “canary in the coal mine” for the global economy. The country is a major exporter of cars, mobile phones, and personal computers. It’s also the 11th-largest economy in the world. It has a bigger economy than Australia, Russia, Spain, or Mexico. Last month, South Korean exports plummeted 15.8%. It was the country’s largest monthly drop since 2009. It was also the tenth month in a row that South Korean exports dropped from the previous year. Many South Korean companies blame the huge drop in exports on China’s slowing economy. China is, by far, South Korea’s largest trade partner. The country sends 25% of its exports to China. •  China’s slowing economy is dragging down the entire region… Last year, China’s economy grew at its slowest pace since 1990. And last month, China’s services sector grew at its slowest pace in seven years. China’s factory output also fell for the eighth straight month in October. Yesterday, Bloomberg Business said China’s manufacturing activity hasn’t been this slow since the global financial crisis. Factory orders in Indonesia, Malaysia and Taiwan are shrinking as well. The bad economic data pushed Asia’s major stock markets down on Monday. China’s Shanghai Composite Index fell 1.7%. Japan’s Nikkei Index fell 2.1%. •  U.S. investors also got bad news yesterday… Last month, the ISM Manufacturing Index fell to its lowest level in three years. This index measures the health of the U.S. manufacturing sector. It was the fourth straight month that U.S. manufacturing activity fell. Manufacturing makes up 12% of the U.S. economy. Economists and investors watch the manufacturing sector for clues about where the broad economy is headed… Casey readers know manufacturing profits are falling. Two weeks ago, machinery manufacturer Caterpillar (CAT) reported awful third-quarter results. The company’s quarterly sales were 19% lower than a year ago. Caterpillar expects sales to drop again in 2016. It would be the fourth year in a row the company’s sales have dropped. That’s never happened before in Caterpillar’s 90-year history. Caterpillar sells the tractors, bulldozers, and cranes that build the “real” economy. Like South Korea, many investors consider Caterpillar a bellwether for the global economy. Caterpillar’s customers aren’t buying much right now, which points to trouble. •  A weakening global economy is bad for U.S. stocks… Since bottoming in March 2009, the S&P 500 has gained 211%. At 80 months and counting, the current bull market is 30 months longer than the average bull market since World War II. However, E.B. Tucker, editor of The Casey Report, says the mini stock market crash in August was the beginning of the end of the bull market. He explained why in a recent issue of The Casey Report. We believe the era of asset prices soaring on a wave of easy credit is over. Last month’s major stock market decline is the start of a very tough time for stocks and the economy… The market has recovered in the past two weeks. But we think it’s only temporary. In other words, we’re in the middle of a “dead cat bounce.” It’s looking a lot like 2007. To fight the global financial crisis, the Fed cut its key rate to effectively zero in December 2008. It has left rates at effectively zero ever since. This has made it extremely cheap to borrow money… Seven years of easy money has caused prices to soar. Prices for commercial property, bonds, and stocks have all hit record highs, thanks to the Fed. At some point, the U.S. stock market will fall back down to Earth. When that happens, everything from blue chips to penny stocks will plummet. But overpriced stocks will probably fall the hardest… “They’ll do everything they can to push the price of gold down”… This statement was made by keynote speaker and trend forecaster Gerald Celente at the 2015 Casey Research Summit. Find out what Mr. Celente has to say about gold manipulation… the Federal Reserve’s hidden scheme… and how you can protect yourself from it right here. Regards, Justin Spittler Delray Beach, Florida November 3, 2015 We want to hear from you. If you have a question or comment, please send it to feedback@caseyresearch.com. We read every email that comes in, and we’ll publish comments, questions, and answers that we think other readers will find useful. Double Your Money Guarantee Right now Steve Sjuggerud is urging folks to buy 3 tiny gold stocks with 10X potential. And he’s so certain, that he’s giving a “Double Your Money Guarantee” until MIDNIGHT TOMORROW. Learn more here. Recommended Linkscenter_img — •  The flood of cheap money has sent restaurant stocks soaring… The Dow Jones U.S. Restaurants & Bars Index has gained 256% since the bull market in U.S. stocks started six years ago. And despite a mostly flat market in 2015, restaurant stocks continued to perform well. As a group, they’re up 19% in 2015, compared to just a 2% gain for the S&P 500. Many major restaurant stocks are now very expensive. For example, pizza chain Papa John’s (PZZA) has a price-to-earnings (PE) ratio of 41 right now…Starbucks (SBUX) has a PE ratio of 35…and burrito chain Chipotle (CMG) has a PE ratio of 38. The S&P 500’s PE is just 22. (A high PE ratio means a stock is expensive.) Yesterday, Bloomberg Business noted that investors are betting against Papa John’s stock. The number of shares being shorted — a bet that the stock will fall — has risen to 5 percent of those outstanding, near the highest level in six years, according to data compiled by Bloomberg and Markit Ltd. The investors are wagering that Papa John’s will have a tough time sustaining its lofty price-to-earnings ratio… E.B. Tucker agrees that Papa John’s stock is way too expensive. I’ve been baffled by Papa John’s for a long time. The stock price trades at 27 times free cash flow. That’s a tremendous premium for a fast food company. That’s what investors pay to own companies that produce groundbreaking cancer drugs or some other life-changing technology. It’s not the price you should pay to own a pizza chain best known for its garlic butter dipping sauce. Bloomberg Business reports that short sellers are also targeting other major restaurant stocks. Shake Shack Inc., the burger chain that went public in January, saw short interest soar after its stock price more than doubled. In that case, investors are betting that its valuation has gotten way ahead of its expansion plans: The chain boasts a $1.65 billion market value despite only having 74 locations as of September. Noodles & Co., which has a PE ratio of 39.1, also is heavily shorted. •  Expensive stocks will fall the hardest during the next crash… According to a useful metric, the CAPE ratio, U.S. stocks are 59% more expensive than their historic average. In fact, U.S. stocks are almost as expensive as they were at their 2007 peak. Since the 2008 financial crisis, global central banks have printed trillions of new currency units (dollars, yen, euros, yuan). Instead of producing real growth, companies and investors have simply used these currency units to buy assets like stocks, oil fields, and office buildings, making these assets very expensive. Almost nothing is cheap right now. This isn’t the time to be aggressive with your portfolio. It’s a time to be conservative. It’s a time to build up a large cash position, so you can buy bargains after the next correction or crash. You might even consider shorting very expensive stocks as a way to profit from the coming downturn. We also think everyone should own some physical gold. Gold is the ultimate form of wealth insurance. It’s preserved wealth through every kind of crisis imaginable. It will preserve wealth during the next crisis, too. If you want to truly “crisis-proof” your wealth, we recently published a book just for you… Going Global 2015 is our financial crisis survival guide. It shows you how to preserve and even grow your wealth during recessions, stock market collapses, and every financial disaster in between. Thousands of people have already paid $99 for this important book. Today, we’re offering it to you for just $4.95. We’re practically giving this book away for one simple reason: we hope you’ll do business with us again. And if you read Going Global 2015, we’re confident you will. The strategies and tips in this book could mean the difference between going broke during the next crisis and coming out richer than ever. Click here to learn more. Chart of the Day Restaurant stocks have pulled away from the rest of the market this year… Today’s chart shows the performance of the S&P 500 versus the Dow Jones U.S. Restaurants & Bars Index. This index tracks the performance of many U.S. restaurant companies. It follows major restaurant stocks such as Starbucks, Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD), McDonald’s (MCD), and Panera Bread (PNRA). The chart starts in March 2009, when the bull market in U.S. stocks began. As you can see, restaurant stocks basically tracked the broad market for the past six years. They started to separate from the pack this year. The U.S. Restaurants & Bars Index is up 19% so far this year. The S&P 500 is up only 2%. Many major restaurant stocks have become incredibly expensive during this rally. We think some of these stocks will be the first to fall during the next crash. –last_img read more

Saints have a strong record over Salford at their

first_imgSaints have a strong record over Salford at their own midden.They have won all fifteen matches at Knowsley Road since 1997, one game at Widnes’ Stobart Stadium in 2011 and five at Totally Wicked Stadium (2012-2016).Salford last won in St Helens on January 12 1980 (18-17) with the Saints winning 32 consecutive home meetings between the sides since then.2017 Meeting:Salford 22, St Helens 14 (SLR7, 30/3/17)Super League Summary:St Helens won 34 Salford won 6Highs and Lows:St Helens highest score: 66-16 (H, 2001) (Widest margin: 58-4, A, 2000) Salford highest score: 44-10 (H, 2016) (also widest margin)Head to Head Season Stats:SaintsSalfordTries6482Goals5172Metres23,03223,384Breaks88127Tackles6,1846,094Penalties135137Career Milestones:Zeb Taia needs one appearance to reach 100 whilst in the British game. He has played 17 games for St Helens in 2017, to go with appearances for Catalans Dragons (81, 2013-2015) and The Exiles (1, 2013).James Roby needs one try to reach a career century of touchdowns. He has touched down 91 times for St Helens since 2004, to go with 7 tries for England (2008-2013 & 2015) and 1 for Great Britain (2006-2007).Try-Scoring Runs:St Helens’ Mark Percival (2-1-1-1) has scored tries in their sides’ last four games.Betfred Super League Leading Scorers:Tries: 1 Greg Eden (Castleford Tigers) 30 2 Liam Marshall (Wigan Warriors) 18 3 Albert Kelly (Hull FC) 17 4 = Greg Minikin (Castleford Tigers), Ben Jones-Bishop (Wakefield Trinity) 15 6 Joel Moon (Leeds Rhinos) 13 7 = Jake Mamo (Huddersfield Giants), Jermaine McGillvary (Huddersfield Giants), Jamie Shaul (Hull FC), Tom Lineham (Warrington Wolves) 12Goals: 1 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 80 2 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 64 3 Luke Walsh (Catalans Dragons) 56 4 Mark Percival (St Helens) 46 5 Liam Sutcliffe (Leeds Rhinos) 43 6 Liam Finn (Wakefield Trinity) 42 7 Ben Reynolds (Leigh Centurions) 41 8 Michael Dobson (Salford Red Devils) 37 9 Danny Brough (Huddersfield Giants) 36 10 Gareth O’Brien (Salford Red Devils) 35Goals Percentage: 1 Kallum Watkins (Leeds Rhinos) 100.00 (10/10) 2 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 90.14 (64/71) 3 Luke Walsh (Catalans Dragons) 87.50 (56/64) 4 Martyn Ridyard (Huddersfield Giants/Leigh Centurions) 84.00 (21/25) 5 Paul McShane (Castleford Tigers) 83.33 (10/12) 6 Jake Connor (Hull FC) 82.35 (14/17) 7 Ben Reynolds (Leigh Centurions) 80.39 (41/51) 8 Liam Finn (Wakefield Trinity) 79.24 (42/53) 9 Michael Dobson (Salford Red Devils) 78.72 (37/47) 10 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 76.92 (80/104)Points: 1 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 207 2 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 141 3 Mark Percival (St Helens) 136 4 = Greg Eden (Castleford Tigers), Luke Walsh (Catalans Dragons) 120 6 Liam Sutcliffe (Leeds Rhinos) 107 7 Gareth O’Brien (Salford Red Devils) 96 8 = Michael Dobson (Salford Red Devils), Ben Reynolds (Leigh Centurions) 94 10 Liam Finn (Wakefield Trinity) 88last_img read more