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By The Nelson Daily SportsKootenay Ice forward Luke Bertolucci is bound for gold Friday at the Canada Winter Games in Halifax.Bertolucci and Team B.C. Company knocked off Team Ontario 5-2 Thursday in one semi final. The win avenged an earlier 5-1 round robin loss to Ontario. Team B.C. meets Team Alberta which defeated Quebec 5-4 in overtime.Bertolucci had an assist to help Team B.C. to a 4-2 victory over Manitoba in men’s hockey quarterfinals Wednesday.Team B.C. opened the tournament with a 5-4 overtime loss to Quebec. The most Western Team then blasted Nova Scotia 8-5 in a game the 15-year-old native of Montrose added two assists. The Gold Medal game goes at 3:30 PST Friday. The address to watch the game on the internet is:http://canadagames.bellaliant.net/live.php?y=2011&m=02&d=17Two members of the Kootenay Wildcats, Aimee DiBella and Daley Oddy, travel to Halifax for the second week of competition in women’s ice hockey for Team B.C.DiBella is from Nelson while Oddy is from Cranbrook.A former member of the Wildcats, Ella Matteucci, of Fruitvale, is also on Team B.C. Matteucci attends Notre Dame in Wilcox, [email protected]
FRISCO, Texas – Southeastern Louisiana junior Harry Wiggins was named Men’s Cross Country Athlete of the Week, while sophomore Garcia-Muñoz earned Women’s Cross Country Athlete of the Week honors, the league announced Tuesday. Honorable Mention: Daniel Block, Abilene Christian Honorable Mention: Celia Zaeringer, Southeastern Louisiana Men’s Cross Country Athlete of the Week – Harry Wiggins, Southeastern LouisianaWiggins turned in the overall fastest time at the Wolfpack Invitational on Saturday. With a time of 15:13.38 in the 5K race, Wiggins led the Lions to a first place team finish. For the second week in a row, the Prairieville, La. (Family Christian Academy), native placed first in individual times. Women’s Cross Country Athlete of the Week – Diana Garcia-Muñoz, Abilene ChristianGarcia-Muñoz won the Wildcats’ first race of the year at the West Texas College Open on Saturday. Her 5K time of 20:57 led Abilene Christian to a first place team finish. The Phoenix, Ariz. (Tempe H.S.), native finished 17 seconds faster than the runner-up. Each school’s sports information director nominates and votes for the players of the week, though is not permitted to vote for his or her own player. To receive honorable mention, a player must receive votes from 25 percent of the Southland sports information directors.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’Lass creates jewelry from semiprecious stones he picks up on rock-hunting field trips and from other sources. His wife Lorna crafts colorful Southwestern Indian-style pots Another husband and wife team is David Walblom and Susan Chaisson-Walblom. David sculpts and Susan makes jewelry, mostly from silver. Silversmith Dean Westman of Mojave put together several pieces while people watched him work at a table set up in the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds’ Poppy Pavilion. Westman is a member of the Gem and Mineral Club of Antelope Valley, not the hosting Palmdale group. He has attended the Geological Institute of America in Carlsbad. Menus for the week at the senior life nutrition sites in Lancaster and Palmdale have been announced. All meals include bread, margarine and coffee, tea or milk, for the suggested donation of $2. Monday: Beef Stroganoff, noodles, peas and carrots, lettuce and tomato salad, pears in juice. Tuesday: Mandarin chicken salad, marinated beets, pea salad, ice cream. Wednesday: Salisbury steak, brown rice, Normandy vegetables, tossed salad, banana. Thursday: Barbecued pork sandwich, macaroni salad, corn, carrot-raisin salad, peaches. Friday: Beef enchilada casserole, Spanish rice, green beans, coleslaw, cheesecake. Bettie Rencoret can be contacted at (661) 943-2998. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER Talented artisans and rock hounds of the Palmdale Gem and Mineral Club put together a spectacular display recently at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds. They showed what they could do to transform stones and minerals into one-of-a-kind items of beauty. “We get real pleasure in taking a raw piece and working it into a beautiful finished product. If someone sees what we do and wants it, that doubles the pleasure. It gives us a sense of real value, of time and effort well spent,” said club member Russ Lass. “If we can give children something different to encourage them to expand their horizons, so much the better.”
Shoplifters’ Destination of ChoiceFrom Aruba to Venezuela, the GUESS?™ brand is ubiquitous. Known globally for its innovative, highly visual design sense…and for launching the careers of super models Claudia Schiffer,Naomi Campbell, and Anna Nicole Smith…hundreds of department stores and exclusive shops through out Europe, Asia, and South America feature GUESS? apparel, accessories, and other products. GUESS? Inc. also directly owns and operates over 271 stores in the United States and Canada. The GUESS? brand is all about adding surprise and sparkle design touches to such common items as jeans, shirts, and sunglasses—transforming the common to suave and sultry.As a high-profile member of the upper echelon specialty segment of the retail industry, GUESS? is a destination of choice for style-conscious shoppers,shop lifters, and, of course, professional thieves. “Organized gangs routinely target us for grab and runs, where they come into the store and just carry out a table full of merchandise,” explains Joe Toth, vice president of loss prevention for GUESS? Inc. “There are also the professional teams that work the store,systematically going after high-value,high-demand leathers or jeans,” That Toth seems rather matter-of-fact about his stores being a prime target for thieves belies the fact that since he became GUESS?’s chief loss prevention and security officer in 2001, shrink at GUESS? has declined by seventy percent, placing GUESS? among the best shrink performers in its retail segment. Not surprisingly, Toth and his small, closely knit loss prevention team are well-known and well-respected within the company. This was certainly not always the case. As Toth admits, “Loss prevention was not always positioned within GUESS? to be successful. We had to re engineer both the loss prevention program and the loss prevention mindset in order to be successful.”The story of the GUESS? loss prevention turn-around and rebuilding is a case study in organizational transformation, bridge-building, and professional expertise at its best.- Sponsor – Disconnections, Barriers…and Scrambling CockroachesJoe Toth joined GUESS? in 1997 a sone of two regional managers of LP reporting to a newly hired loss prevention vice president, who reported to the company president. At that time GUESS? was operating 120 stores in the U.S. and annual shrink was a very serious business issue. The good news, of course,was that GUESS? executive management recognized this and made a visible investment in getting it under control. At first, the retail group was interested in LP because they were looking for any help they could get. The problem was that the LP program was reactive and worked independently of store operations. There was some initial improvement, but as buy-infaded and sales slipped, shrink age crept backup. LP was never able to engage the stores to do what was needed to resolve their problems.In early 2000, Toth was asked to become director of investigations and to handle internal theft cases. Through out that year and with no staff or budget to launch an all-out attack on thefts across the country,Toth took a huge number of admission statements from dishonest employees.“Unfortunately, it had no net affect on the shrinkage,” says Toth, “because we still weren’t addressing the under lying problems. The approach was reactive and there was just no strategic plan to reduce the losses. It was like killing cockroaches in the middle of the night.”However, like the retail industry itself,change was and is relentless at GUESS?.In 2001, as the company added stores, it also reorganized. The company president left and a bit later so did the loss prevention VP. In August 2001, Toth was asked to head up loss prevention.Toth accepted, but insisted he report to the vice president of stores. “This was essential,” says Toth. “To position loss prevention…and myself…to succeed, I needed to be strongly connected to store operations. Field support wascrucial to shrinkage reduction. And by being under this umbrella, it also assured me the store managers would be accountable for the results.”That was then. The actions Toth took to position and strengthen GUESS?’s loss prevention program reflect an essential combination of political savvy, interpersonal skills, and both professional discipline and loss prevention expertise. Today, GUESS?’ soperations and Toth’s responsibilities include GUESS? stores in the U.S. and Canada in six regions, with a loss prevention manager assigned to each region. Shrink levels have never been lower.So what is behind this dramatic turn around.“Our problem with employee theft was huge. Well over half of our shrink was internal,” says Toth. “Even though our store managers knew this, many of them were young and did not ‘get’ loss prevention. So we decided direct intervention was necessary. We conducted a full-scale investigation and training session in every store. We started with the high-shrink stores and slowly fanned out to the entire company.I insisted that district sales managers travel with their regional loss prevention manager to participate in these investigations. This opened their eyes to what was happening in their stores and created immediate buy-in. Our goal was to remove problematic employees proactively and provide a blue print for store managers to reduce their losses.”The fast-start aggressive approach paid off. In the first full year, GUESS? dramatically reduced internal losses and incident sizes. At that point, executiveprepared to move forward aggressively,their shrink situation would never improve,” recalls Toth. “We met with focus groups of store and district managers to hear their concerns and feelings about loss prevention. I then put together a detailed plan of annual goals and initiatives and sold it to both corporate and the field. That meant every one knew what we were going to do and in what order we were going to do it. It is a process I repeat every year.We re-evaluate our strategy, propose new goals and initiatives, and then solicit feedback from the retail group before submitting a new budget. This has truly become a collaborative effort and the retail team has been a great partner.”As Toth won regional and store management buy-in, he and his team launched phase one of the company’s new loss prevention strategy.The Business “Face” of Loss PreventionAccording to Toth, the previous LP program was reactive and “old school” in its approach. It lost operational support because it was content to just go through the motions and to “put out the fires.” There was no strategic planning,no prioritized agenda, and no investment for the future. When shrinkage did not decrease, store management lost faith in the program. It was hopeless after that. “My first priority in the new job was to convince the retail group that unless we were all on the same page and management really bought into the program and supported Toth in every way possible. “Once they saw what I was trying to do and the potential ROI, they approved everything I asked for.”Toth strongly believes a successful LP director must have the ear of executive management. “The VP of stores, Vince Dell’ osa,the president and COO Carlos Alberini, and especially Paul Marciano deserve a lot of the credit because they have been strong supporters and are truly committed to shrinkage reduction,” says Toth. “This is certainly not the case in every company. A lot of executives pay lip service to loss prevention issues, but not at GUESS?.” “Engrained in the Business”—Tightening LP Spend and Changing the MindsetSimultaneously with the attack on internal theft, Toth and his team systematically looked at what each store was doing and spending on loss prevention and security. They found a lot of un coordinated spending and little tracking of results. Toth looked at the existing national and local suppliers of every thing from alarms and merchandise tagging sensors to armored cars and security officers.“We added up everything we were spending and what we were getting and saw a huge opportunity to tighten-up our program,” he says. “We started re negotiating every contract…and got better terms in nearly every case. We found sloppy practices between us and our vendors. Store spending was just out of control.”Some stores had huge stock piles of sensor tags and were getting charged for numerous false alarms because of employee carelessness. Other stores that were spending heavily on security officers still had some of the worst shrink.“So clearly there was room for improving our thinking and our practices at the store level,” Toth explains. “The plan was to get our financial house in order and identify savings that could later be re invested without additional expense. I knew we would have to purchase new technologies and equipment, and we do not spend recklessly. We made a strong case based on expected ROIs and executive management approved nearly all of our budgetary needs. At times, they have been even more aggressive than I have.”At the same time Toth added discipline to GUESS?’s supplier interactions and spending, he addressed the more fundamental issue of getting store managers on the same page about loss prevention. GUESS? was growing fast. Young, hip store managers and merchandise personnel tuned-in to the hot fashion scene were coming on board. Unfortunately, loss prevention was not part of their mind set and was at the bottom of their to-do list.“The most significant, conscious change we made was to develop a new mindset and new vocabulary for loss prevention,” he says. “Most employees thought of LP duties as additional things to do on top of their already hectic job responsibilities. Consequently, they never found enough time to focus on LP issues…and shrink age suffered.“So, we integrated our message into an over all business approach that centered around providing premium customer service. We used business concepts, such as improving profit contribution, to talk about ways to reduce shrink. We talked about making loss prevention a consideration in where and how merchandise is displayed. All of this allowed us to link loss prevention with top-line sales growth. Improving customer service was our approach to getting managers and staff to interact better with shoppers. In turn, this has made it more difficult for shop lifters to grab and conceal merchandise.”All store employees went through training that included spotting the behavioral signs of shoplifters. Processes were put in place that required sales associates to work the front of the store in order to greet new customers and prevent grab-and-run incidents.Finally, the GUESS? hiring process was strengthened to include a personality assessment that included LP questioning and integrity tests along with a comprehensive background check and credit history.Building loss prevention into GUESS?’s management thinking was also a priority. For example, compensation and rewards for store management was a tool Toth championed. At his urging,GUESS? increased its biannual shrink bonus to store managers and expanded it to include assistant managers, visual managers, and others.Also, loss prevention now plays a major role in every district, regional, and global management conference. Toth says these are occasions when he and his team can reinforce LP values, tweak current strategies, and participate in field management succession planning.Upgrading Technology in theLoss Prevention FrameworkWhat about the financial savings Toth achieved by renegotiating supplier contracts and tightening spending processes? “We reduced loss prevention and security spending by 50 percent without cutting services,” he says. “I knew we had a huge challenge a head of us to upgrade our existing technologies,and these savings allowed us to get started without waiting for budgetary approval. For example, we were having a big problem with defeated sensors because we were using an old sensor technology. Tools to break the sensors were readily available. Without a new technology, our entire LP frame work was vulnerable.”GUESS? was growing fast. Young, hip store managers and merchandise personnel tuned-in to the hot fashion scene were coming on board. Unfortunately, loss prevention was not part of their mindset and was at the bottom of their to-do list.Toth and his team went into the sensor market place to investigate alternative solutions to the old technology. After much consideration,the team selected a young and innovative EAS and CCTV company based in North Hollywood, California. “Their product line has a unique design and much larger footprint than the tags we were using.We met some initial resistance from the store managers, but that changed when they saw the new tags were much more difficult to remove. Plus, they also turned out to be significantly cheaper,”Toth says.In late 2001, we conducted a five-store trial during the Christmas shopping season. The results were…and still are…eye catching. Defeated sensor losses dropped dramatically in stores using the tags. Today, almost three-quarters of GUESS? stores have standardized with this equipment, and GUESS? shrink has declined each successive six-month period since.What to Attack? Where to Go?Data-Driven Loss PreventionJoe Toth will tell you that even though the saying, “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it” has been around a long time, it nevertheless is a powerful and relevant proposition. As GUESS? has steadily expanded throughout NorthAmerica through the opening of new stores and acquisition of licensee-owned stores, the challenge of managing GUESS?’s shrink number down ward has intensified.“As shrink gets lower, there’s less room for error,” says Toth. “Once you eliminate the big cases and put effective defenses in place…all the obvious things…much more detailed approaches and lots of analysis are required.”Loss prevention at GUESS? is conspicuously data-driven. Toth conducts quarterly LP team strategy summits at which his team looks at progress made on annual loss prevention, security, and safety goals.Setting more specific objectives for the upcoming quarter requires detailed analysis of each store in each region,looking for emerging problem trend lines. These team summits are also invaluable for team-building and comparing situations and solutionsOne approach GUESS? regional sales directors and Toth’s team developed is their “Touch Base” process. “These two groups have to be strong partners to be successful, so we invest a lot in these relationships.” Toth explains that the two groups are required to touch base weekly and schedule additional face timeeach month. They also travel together quarterly and must coordinate their schedules to ensure problem stores are addressed with a unified agenda. Each month, they prepare two lists of problematic stores. One list includes stores whose sales are off plan or that have higher-than-expected turnover. The other lists stores with higher than planned shrink. They pay special attention to stores that overlap—and plan special visits. Toth says this process keeps the two departments on the same page, strengthens their relationship, and applies the expertise and perspective of each party to identify high-risk situations before they get out-of-hand.One approach GUESS? regional sales directors and Toth’s team developed is their “Touch Base” process. “These two groups have to be strong partners to be successful, so we invest a lot in these relationships.” Toth explains that the two groups are required to touch base weekly and schedule additional face time each month. They also travel together quarterly and must coordinate their schedules to ensure problem stores are addressed with a unified agenda. Each month, they prepare two lists of problematic stores. One list includes stores whose sales are off plan or that have higher-than-expected turnover. The other lists stores with higher than planned shrink. They pay special attention to stores that over lap—and plan special visits. Toth says this process keeps the two departments on the same page, strengthens their relationship, and applies the expertise and perspective of each party to identify high-risk situations before they get out-of-hand.GUESS? has also invested in exception-based point-of-service data analytics. Using software from Cleveland based Datavantage, Toth and his team set transaction exception parameters.Problematic transactions are logged and automatic alerts are sent to all levels of field management.“We’ve tiered our alert system so that high exceptions trigger an instant warning and response, while sporadic problematic transactions get looked at on a more systematic basis,” Toth explains. A full-time data analyst develops trend lines for each store and region and those become the basis for proactive measures—from additional employee training to investigations.Global, Connected, CollaborativeGUESS? today is a publicly-owned company whose shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange. However, visiting any GUESS? store in the United States or Canada confirms that GUESS?’s design soul and over all “attitude” is continental… or, more accurately,inter continental.Toth makes an interesting observation. “The retail industry has been changing for decades…especially in going global with product design and merchandising…with everybody borrowing ideas from everybody else.Loss prevention, especially in the United States, has pretty much kept ago-it-alone mentality. Everybody has guarded their own approaches and especially their data. That’s now starting to change…finallyTo the point, Toth and GUESS? are active in the Retail Industry Leaders Association (formerly IMRA) and in the specialty group of the National Retail Federation. They participate in research and bench marking projects related to identifying best practices and tracking important industry trends.Breaking the CodeLoss prevention’s success at GUESS? is all about delivering a quality program with considerable inter personal and political finesse. It’s about the internal selling of good ideas to good operations professionals who “don’t know what they don’t know” about loss prevention.Aligning the loss prevention effort along business lines and talking about it in business terms eliminates the barriers and old mindsets. So it’s probably a given that each year’s aggressive shrinkr eduction goal is explained in terms of what impact it would have on the bottom line of each of the 271 stores in the GUESS? world.MICHAEL STUGRIN is a business writer and consultant based in Long Beach, CA, and can be reached [email protected] TOTH, an 18-year loss prevention professional, is based in New York City, and can be reachedat [email protected] Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now
Team Chennai They are the defending champions and would be looking to retain the crown.MS Dhoni (capt.), Suresh Raina, Murali Vijay, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravichandran Ashwin, Subramaniam Badrinath, Joginder Sharma, Sudeep Tyagi, Abhinav Mukund, Aniruda Srikkanth, G.Vignesh, Kuthethur Vasudevadas, Shadab Jakati, Vijaykumar Yo Mahesh, Albie Morkel, Michael Hussey, Dwayne Bravo, Doug Bollinger, Scott Styris, Ben Hilfenhaus, Nuwan Kulasekara, Suraj Randiv, George Bailey, Francois Du PlessisTeam Hyderabad They won the title in 2009 and would be hoping to come good this season too.Kumar Sangakkara (capt.), Shikhar Dhawan, Ishant Sharma, Pragyan Ojha, Amit Mishra, Manpreet Gony, Akash Bhandari, Anand Rajan, Ankit Nagendra, Arjun Yadav, Ashish Reddy, Bharat Chipli, Dwaraka Ravi Teja, Harmeet Singh Bansal, Ishank Jaggi, Ishan Malhotra, Jaydev Shah, Kedar Devdhar, Sunny Sohal, Kevin Pietersen, Cameron White, JP Duminy, Dale Steyn, Daniel Christian, Chris Lynn, Juan Theron, Michael LumbTeam RajasthanThey were the underdogs in the first season, but ended up winning the title. Expect them to come up with a fine show this year too.Shane Warne (capt.), Rahul Dravid, Pankaj Singh, Aakash Chopra, Abhishek Raut, Aditya Dole, Ajinkya Rahane, Amit Paunikar, Ashok Menaria, Deepak Chahar, Dishant Yagnik, Faiz Fazal, Nayan Doshi, Samad Fallah, Siddharth Trivedi, Stuart Binny, Amit Singh, Dinesh Salunkhe, Swapnil Asnodkar, Sumit Narwal, Ankeet Chavan, Shane Watson, Ross Taylor, Johan Botha, Paul Collingwood, Shaun TaitTeam DelhiThey have always been regarded as tough contenders. Though they don’t have Gautam Gambhir this year but still they are a strong team. Virender Sehwag (capt.), Irfan Pathan, Naman Ojha, Ajit Agarkar, Ashok Dinda, Umesh Yadav, Venugopal Rao, Aavishkar Salvi, Prashant Naik, Rajesh Pawar, Robin Bist, S Sriram, Tejashwi Yadav, Unmukt Chand, Varun Aaron, Vikas Mishra, Vivek Yadav, Yogesh Nagar, Shahbaz Nadeem, David Warner, James Hopes, Morne Morkel, Aaron Finch, Matthew Wade, Roelof van der Merwe, Andrew McDonald, Travis Birt, Colin Ingram, Robert FrylinckadvertisementTeam PunjabWith Adam Gilchrist at the helm, the Punjab team have the killer instinct needed to win the tournament.Adam Gilchrist (capt.), Dinesh Karthik, Abhishek Nayar, Praveen Kumar, Piyush Chawla, Bhargav Bhatt, Bipul Sharma, Love Ablish, Mandeep Singh, Nitin Saini, Paras Dogra, Paul Valthaty, Shalabh Srivastava, Siddharth Chitnis, Sunny Singh, Vikramjeet Malik, Amit Yadav, Shaun Marsh, David Hussey, Stuart Broad, Ryan Harris, Dimitri Mascarenhas, Nathan RimmingtonTeam KolkataGautam Gambhir will be leading them this year. And with him at the helm one can expect a good outing from them.Gautam Gambhir (capt.), Yusuf Pathan, Manoj Tiwary, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Jaidev Unadkat, Iqbal Abdulla, Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Manvinder Singh Bisla, Pradeep Sangwan, Rajat Bhatia, Sarabjit Singh Ladda, Shami Ahmed, Shreevats Goswami, Jacques Kallis, Brad Haddin, Shakib Al Hasan, Brett Lee, Eoin Morgan, Ryan ten Doeschate, James PattinsonTeam MumbaiThey have always been a balanced side under the leadership of Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar. This year too they will stake their claim for the crown. Sachin Tendulkar (capt.), Harbhajan Singh, Rohit Sharma, Munaf Patel, Abu Nechim Ahmed, Aditya Tare, Ali Murtaza, Ambati Rayudu, Dhawal Kulkarni, Pawan Suyal, Rajagopal Sathish, Sarul Kanwar, Suryakumar Yadav, Tirumalasetti Suman, Yuzvendra Singh Chahal, Kieron Pollard, Lasith Malinga, Andrew Symonds, Davy Jacobs, James Franklin, Moises Henriques, Aiden Blizzard, Dilhara Fernando, Jonathan VandiarTeam BangaloreThey were the finalists in the 2009 edition and will be looking to bag the title this year.Daniel Vettori (capt.), Virat Kohli, Zaheer Khan, Saurabh Tiwary, Cheteshwar Pujara, Abhimanyu Mithun, Mohammad Kaif, Arun Karthik, C.M.Gautam, Abrar Kazi, Mayank Agarwal, Bhareth Narayann, Raju Bhatkal, S. Aravind, Ryan Ninan, Asad Khan Pathan, Tillakaratne Dilshan, AB De Villiers, Dirk Nannes, Charl Langeveldt, Luke Pomersbach, Johan van der Wath, Rilee Rossouw, Nuwan Pradeep, Jonathan VandiarTeam KochiA new team, but with old war horses like VVS Laxman in the ranks they can spring a surprise.Mahela Jayawardene (capt.), VVS Laxman, S Sreesanth, RP Singh, Parthiv Patel, Ravindra Jadeja, Ramesh Powar, R. 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Twitter/@SEC_ChuckSEC Media Days kick off next Monday in Hoover, Ala., and the league has announced the three players from every program that will be in attendance.SEC Media Days student-athlete attendees announced https://t.co/e42R6125bB— SEC (@SEC) July 6, 2016The full list:Alabama:Jonathan Allen, Senior, DL O.J. Howard, Senior, TE Eddie Jackson, Senior, DBArkansas:Brooks Ellis, Senior, LB Jeremy Sprinkle, Senior, TE Deatrich Wise Jr., Senior, DLAuburn:Montravious Adams, Senior, DL Marcus Davis, Senior, WR Carl Lawson, Junior, DLFlorida: Jarrad Davis, Senior, LB Marcus Maye, Senior, DB David Sharpe, Junior, OLGeorgia:Jeb Blazevich, Junior, TE Brandon Kublanow, Senior, OL Dominick Sanders, Junior, SSKentucky:Jojo Kemp, Senior, RB Courtney Love, Junior, LB Jon Toth, Senior, CLSU:Leonard Fournette, Junior, RB Ethan Pocic, Senior, C Tre’Davious White, Senior, DBOle Miss:Evan Engram, Senior, TE D.J. Jones, Senior, DT Chad Kelly, Senior, QBMississippi State:Richie Brown, Senior, LB A.J. Jefferson, Senior, DL Fred Ross, Senior, WRMissouri:Sean Culkin, Senior, TE Charles Harris, Junior, DE Michael Scherer, Senior, LBSouth Carolina:Marquavius Lewis, Senior, DL Deebo Samuel, Sophomore, WR Mason Zandi, Senior, OLTennessee:Joshua Dobbs, Senior, QB Jalen Reeves-Maybin, Senior, LB Cameron Sutton, Senior, DBTexas A&M:Myles Garrett, Junior, DB Trevor Knight, Senior, QB Ricky Seals-Jones, Junior, WRVanderbilt:Zach Cunningham, Junior, LB Oren Burks, Junior, LB Ralph Webb, Junior RB29 of the 42 players in attendance will be seniors. Interestingly, only three teams are sending their quarterbacks: Ole Miss (Chad Kelly), Tennessee (Josh Dobbs), and Texas A&M (Trevor Knight). 22 of the 42 players are on defense.SEC Media Days run from July 11 to July 14.[SEC Sports]MORE FROM COLLEGE SPUN:The 10 Most Aggressive Fan Bases In CFBIn Photos: Golfer Paige SpiranacESPN Makes Decision On Dick Vitale
TORONTO – Canada’s main stock index moved higher in a broad-based advance on Monday, while the Dow Jones industrials posted a nearly 400 point increase.The S&P/TSX composite index was up 76.21 points to 15,714.66, led by gains in the industrials, metals and energy sectors.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 399.28 points to 25,709.27. The S&P 500 index was up 32.30 points to 2,779.60 and the Nasdaq composite index was up 84.07 points to 7,421.46.“The domestic market, not to the upside that the U.S. equities are, is reflecting some of the upswing we’re seeing in commodities,” said Craig Fehr, a Canadian markets strategist at Edward Jones in St. Louis.“Oil’s having a decent day today. I think that’s providing some support. Gold’s also to the upside.”The April crude contract was up 36 cents to US$63.91 per barrel and the April gold contract was up US$2.50 to US$1,332.80 an ounce.U.S. Treasury yields pulled back on Monday from the four-year high they hit last week, likely accounting for some of the strength in stock indices south of the border. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.85 per cent from 2.87 per cent late Friday. Higher interest rates can hurt stock prices by making bonds look more attractive as investments.But other than the drop in rates, analysts saw few clear reasons to drive stocks much higher on Monday. Earnings reporting season is mostly done, and no big-ticket economic reports were on the calendar.“Today’s rally has been very surprising,” said Randy Frederick, vice-president of trading and derivatives at the Schwab Center for Financial Research. “There doesn’t seem to be a real obvious catalyst, yet we’re having a banner day. It might be good to be a little careful here.”In currency markets, the Canadian dollar closed at an average trading value of 78.83 cents US, down 0.11 of a U.S. cent.Elsewhere in commodities, the April natural gas contract was up three cents at US$2.69 per mmBTU and the May copper contract was down one cent to US$3.22 a pound.– With files from The Associated Press.
Khartoum: Sudanese protesters have hardened their stand, demanding a transitional military council be scrapped and immediately replaced with civilian rule as Tuesday they refused to end a days-long sit-in outside army headquarters. Organisers fear the army is seeking to hijack the revolution on the streets which saw veteran president Omar al-Bashir, whose three-decade reign was toppled on Thursday by top commanders after four months of nationwide demonstrations. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USOn Monday, activists accused commanders of launching an abortive attempt to clear the sit-in outside army headquarters, ending the relative calm that has reigned since Bashir’s overthrow. Witnesses said several army vehicles had surrounded the area and that troops were seen removing the barricades which demonstrators had put up as a security measure. Activists voiced fears that the army would make a new attempt on Tuesday. Several vehicles carrying paramilitary forces deployed on a bridge that connects the protest site with north Khartoum, a witness said. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls”The army will try to make another attempt to disperse the protesters because it is under huge pressure,” said protester Ahmed Najdih. “But we are not going anywhere. We will not lose our patience. We know what happened in Egypt and we don’t want that to happen to us.” In neighbouring Egypt, the so-called Arab Spring revolution of 2011 toppled veteran president Hosni Mubarak and replaced him with elected Islamist Mohammed Morsi only for him to be overthrown in 2013 by then army chief, now President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Protest laders have gradually toughened their approach towards the transitional military council, as policy announcements from its uniformed officers have multiplied.