Home SingTel profit slips on forex losses, Optus sales decline Asia SingTel reported a 8.3 per cent decline in net income last quarter, as the Singapore-based operator group suffered from negative forex movements, depreciation charges and slowing growth in key markets.Net income in the firm’s fiscal Q3 (ended 31 December) fell to SGD827 million ($670 million), below the SGD900 million average estimate of three analysts polled by Reuters. Underlying net profit – excluding exceptional charges – fell 2 per cent to SGD874 million. Group sales were down 4.8 per cent to SGD4.6 billion.At SingTel’s wholly-owned subsidiaries, there was a slim 1.3 per cent revenue rise in Singapore, but a 5.7 per cent decline (in local currency terms) at Optus, its Australian arm. SingTel’s share of profit from operators in the seven markets in which it has minority stakes was up 1.2 per cent.The group’s proportionate customer base was up 1 per cent over the prior quarter, to reach 167 million.“The performance of the group demonstrates the resilience of our core operations and focused execution even as we recognise the challenges in the various markets,” said Chua Sock Koong, SingTel’s CEO.The operator also updated on its 4G-LTE rollout. In Singapore, it says that “island-wide coverage” will be achieved by the end of March. In Australia, Optus has extended its 4G coverage to Brisbane and the Gold Coast, and now covers major capital cities including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. Previous ArticleAlcaLu’s chairman looks for another term – reportNext ArticlePayPal enables mobile payments at the petrol pump Read more Matt Ablott Singtel rethinks strategy after profit plummets Related AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 14 FEB 2013 Singtel lights SA 5G network Tags Optus lights first mmWave sites Author FinancialOptusSingTel
Coming out with a new single is indie-pop and rock artist Books on Fate. The artist from San Francisco, also known as Adam Dishart, has released his newest single “Myth of Trust”, and it has definitely struck my attention.As a fan of indie-pop and rock music, I definitely took a liking to this new track from Books on Fate. The lyrics and sounds of the track are similar to those of The Smiths, dark and emotive, intriguing and at times, heart-wrenching. Everyone could use that kind of song from time to time. Books on Fate is known to “capture the alienation and wistfulness of youth” in his music, and that he surely does. It is a much different and more desirable listen to that kind of music that gives you the “feels”, opposed to popping in one of my mixed CD’s from my high school emo days. I am definitely looking for more to come from Books on Fate, for his lyrics and sound are perfect for those lonely, rainy days when all you want to do is lay in bed and listen to soft indie music.Take a listen to the newest sinlge from this indie-pop artist, below! For more information and updates on releases from Books on Fate, be sure to visit www.booksonfate.com.<a href=”http://booksonfate.bandcamp.com/album/myth-of-trust”>Myth Of Trust by Books On Fate</a>
The Painters currently has 1-3 recordto start the season-ending conference./PN The former University of the East RedWarriors star dealt with the same injury during the Commissioner’s Cup when hemissed the latter part of the eliminations and the entire playoffs, where thePainters reached as far as the semifinals. MANILA – Negrense James Yap is set tomiss at least two weeks of action for the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters in the2019 PBA Governors’ Cup after sustaining another groin injury. Rain or Shine Elasto Painters’ James Yap scores a one-hander over Phoenix Pulse Fuel Masters’ Richard Howell. SPIN.PH Painters head coach Carlos Garcia saidthe Escalante City, Negros Occidental native hurt his groin again during thePainters’ 68-69 defeat to Magnolia Hotshots on Friday night. “He’s out for at least two weeks yata,” Garcia said on the two-time PBAMVP awardee. “First half pa lang nggame (against the Hotshots) sabi niyahindi niya na raw kaya. Masakit daw. So we did not want to gamble withthat.” The 37-year-old was hitting a basketagainst the defense of Hotshots’ import Romeo Travis when he suffered theinjury. He hobbled down court before being taken out of the game. With his expected two weeks ofabsence, Yap will not be able to suit up for the Painters against Phoenix PulseFuel Masters, Alaska Aces and Blackwater Elite. “The last time na nagka-groin injury siyamedyo nagtagal. So I don’t know how bad this is,” said Garcia.
It beats the Ducati Streetfighter V4 by 1 bhp. Its unique SC Project exhaust system gives it 209 bhp and 116 Nm. The 2020 MV Agusta Rush 1000 is definitely extreme. MV Agusta is nothing if not for their radical bikes, but the 2020 MV Agusta Rush 1000 is an extreme.The manufacturer says that it’s a tribute to the drag racing scene. But without an elongated swingarm and lowered body stance, it’s more of a streetfighter. Even then, it looks like its stylists were given the free hand to go bonkers.The Rush 1000 is based on the Brutal 1000RR but MV gave specialist exhaust makers SC Project the task of producing a unique system. Instead of being routed out the side, the dual tips exit behind the frame and just above the rear tyre.Fitted with the pipes, the engine liberates 209 bhp and 116 Nm of torque, placing it well in the hypernaked category. In fact, it is the most powerful against the 208 bhp Ducati Streetfighter V4 and 197 bhp Kawasaki Z H2.There’s plenty of carbon fibre to bring its weight down to 185 kg, dry. That disc-like rear wheel cover is carbon, hiding a forged-aluminium wheel.Front brakes are Brembo Stylema 4-piston calipers gripping 320 mm discs. Öhlins electronic suspension is rightfully fitted.No price yet, but it’s definitely going to be expensive. We wonder if MV Agusta will make a more “regular” version to challenge the Streetfighter V4.–Ads–
Multigaming organisation Tempo Storm has announced LucidSound as the teams official audio sponsor.As part of the deal, Tempo Storm will be doing a giveaway for its fans to win one of five Tempo Storm Hoddies or five LucidSound gaming headsets. The two will also be offering 30% off the entire LucidSound headset line with the use of a unique Tempo Storm discount code for a limited time after the announcement. Chris Von Huben, CEO, LucidSound, had this to say: “Creating the best esports headset has been a true passion for the entire LucidSound team. We are honoured that LucidSound has been selected as the official headset of Tempo Storm.”Launching in 2016, this is LucidSound’s first major partnership in esports, however, the company has launched a line of ‘Esports Gaming’ headsets for multiple platforms.Andrey Yanyuk, CEO, Tempo Storm, added: “Our professionals and influencers expect the best when it comes to their peripherals, and with audio gear, it’s no different. We are impressed with LucidSound’s gamer-centred product line and believe we are getting access to some of the best audio gear with this sponsorship. We welcome LucidSound to the Tempo Storm family and look forward to big things!”Currently, Tempo Storm holds sponsorships or partnerships with the following brands, Twitch, Red Bull, Meta Threads, Nvidia, Skytech Gaming and DXRacer.Esports Insider says: Esports teams need good headsets to perform at events and at home, partnerships like this are key, but it’s also good to see another face resting its trust on the heads of another major esports team.Subscribe to ESI on YouTube
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Each team continues play Friday and Saturday before the playoff round Sunday.The Nelson Selects U18 Girls have the best shot at a medal after finishing second last year.The squad is bolstered by many graduates from the U16 Selects that captured the gold medal in 2016.Nelson opens action Thursday against the Surdel Selects.Other games in Surrey have the Nelson U16 squad meeting Coquitlam Ford and U13 Select playing Terrace.In Vernon, Nelson U13s meet Terrace, U14 play host Vernon United, U16 Boy’s face Bays United and U18s take on West Coast Auto. A handful of Nelson Youth Soccer teams have taken to the road to represent the Heritage City Association at the BC Soccer Provincial B Cup in Surrey and Vernon.Four boy’s squads open play Thursday at the Les Sinnott Memorial Tournament in the Central Okanagan while three girl’s teams traveled to the Lower Mainland to participate in the BC Soccer Provincial B Cup.All teams open play Thursday in round robin action.
O’Neill revealed his selection at ‘Three’ Headquarters as he turns his focus toward the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Wales on Friday, 24 March and the ‘Three’ International Friendly against Iceland on Tuesday, 28 March.There are first senior call-ups for Brentford defender John Egan and Reading midfielder Liam Kelly, while Newcastle United goalkeeper Rob Elliot returns to the squad for the first time in a year since being injured against Slovakia.Brighton & Hove Albion defender Shane Duffy and Reading midfielder Stephen Quinn miss out due to injury, while Burnley midfielder Robbie Brady will be suspended for the Wales game after collecting his second yellow card of the qualifying campaign last November.The squad will report into camp on Sunday, 19 March for the ‘Three’ FAI International Football Awards, which will be broadcast live on RTE2 from 20:30. The shortlist for the Awards will be announced on Tuesday, 14 March.From Monday, 20 March, the squad will train at the FAI National Training Centre in preparation for the two games. The visit of Wales will be Ireland’s fifth qualifying game following victories over Georgia, Moldova and Austria, as well as a draw away to Serbia.Currently top of Group D, Ireland have six qualifying games remaining – four of which are at home – as well as upcoming friendly games against Iceland, Mexico and Uruguay.Tickets for the Wales game are sold out, but there are still some on sale for the Iceland game. Also, supporters can avail of the DUO ticket package for the Uruguay and Austria double header this summer via Ticketmaster.ieRepublic of Ireland Provisional SquadGoalkeepers: Colin Doyle (Bradford City), Rob Elliot (Newcastle United), Darren Randolph (West Ham United), Keiren Westwood (Sheffield Wednesday)Defenders: Seamus Coleman (Everton), Cyrus Christie, Richard Keogh, Alex Pearce (Derby County), Paul McShane (Reading), Andy Boyle (Preston North End), John O’Shea (Sunderland), Ciaran Clark (Newcastle United), John Egan (Brentford), Stephen Ward (Burnley), Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers)Midfielders: Aiden McGeady, Daryl Horgan (Preston North End), Glenn Whelan (Stoke City), James McCarthy (Everton), Jeff Hendrick, Robbie Brady (Burnley), David Meyler (Hull City), Liam Kelly (Reading), Darron Gibson (Sunderland), Harry Arter (Bournemouth), Eunan O’Kane (Leeds United), Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa), Stephen Gleeson (Birmingham City), Wes Hoolahan (Norwich City), Anthony Pilkington (Cardiff City), Callum O’Dowda (Bristol City), Jonathan Hayes (Aberdeen), James McClean (West Bromwich Albion)Forwards: Kevin Doyle (Colorado Rapids), Shane Long (Southampton), David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town), Daryl Murphy (Newcastle United), Adam Rooney (Aberdeen), Jonathan Walters (Stoke City)print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Galway Born Daryl Horgan, who is presently playing with Preston North End, has been named in the Republic Of Ireland provisional squad to face Wales and Iceland. Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill the 39-man provisional squad for the games earlier today.
McNeese State became the fifth team to clinch a spot in the Southland Conference Baseball Tournament, May 21-24 in Conway, Ark. The Cowboys, who defeated Southeastern Louisiana on Sunday, joined Sam Houston State, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Northwestern State and Nicholls. The Bearkats and Islanders are tied for first in the league standings and one will at least claim a share of the regular-season title next weekend as the two teams close out the regular season against one another. The Bearkats have won 11 consecutive contests while the Islanders have won their last five conference series. Southeastern Louisiana, Lamar, Oral Roberts, Central Arkansas and Houston Baptist all hope to claim one of the remaining three tournament spots.McNeese State 5, Southeastern Louisiana 3LAKE CHARLES – The McNeese baseball team closed out its regular-season home schedule in dramatic fashion Sunday as the Cowboys pitching staff helped lift their team to a 5-3 victory over Southeastern Louisiana to avoid a Lions sweep and secure their spot in the Southland Conference Tournament. | McNeese Recap | Southeastern RecapSam Houston State 8, Houston Baptist 4HOUSTON, Texas – A four-run sixth inning fueled Sam Houston State to an 8-4 win, extending the Bearkats’ winning streak to 11 games and securing a third straight weekend sweep. Sam Houston moves into a tie for first place in the Southland and is just two wins away from a third straight outright league championship. | Sam Houston Recap | HBU RecapLamar 10, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 7CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Lamar Cardinals exploded for 10 runs on 15 hits Sunday to salvage the final game of a three-game series against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Lamar defeated the Islanders, 10-7, to improve to 29-22 overall, and 14-13 in Southland Conference play to remain tied for the eighth and final playoff spot. | Lamar Recap | A&M-Corpus Christi RecapNorthwestern State 4, New Orleans 2NATCHITOCHES, La. – Austin Tanner allowed only two base runners in six innings pitched, and gave the Northwestern State baseball team a chance to put up four runs in the fourth inning to complete the three-game series sweep over New Orleans with a 4-2 victory on Sunday at Brown-Stroud Field in Southland Conference play. | Northwestern Recap | UNO RecapNicholls 5, Stephen F. Austin 3NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Playing in his final road series for his career, senior Brandon Jackson threw eight shutout innings and fellow classmates Philip Lyons, Leo Vargas and Tyler Duplantis combined for four RBIs as the Nicholls State University baseball team clinched a series victory over Stephen F. Austin, winning 5-3 Sunday afternoon at Jaycees Field. | Nicholls Recap | SFA RecapCentral Arkansas 6, UIW 3CONWAY, Ark – The Central Arkansas Bears took time before Sunday’s game against Incarnate Word to honor the career accomplishments of seniors Bryce Biggerstaff, Justin Treece, Doug Votolato, and Scott Zimmerl. Following the ceremony, the Bears, who are battling for a spot in the upcoming Southland Conference Baseball Championship Tournament, took a step in securing their spot by taking down the Cardinals 6-3 to complete the three-game sweep. | UCA Recap | UIW RecapOral Roberts 3, Abilene Christian 1TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts University baseball team kept pace in the Southland Conference Tournament race on Sunday afternoon as the Golden Eagles earned a 3-1 victory over Abilene Christian to take two out of three in the series at J.L. Johnson Stadium. | ORU Recap | ACU Recap
Share This!©Rikki NiblettIf you have been curious to try the all-new signature restaurant at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Tiffins, you now have a great opportunity to do so.A brand new lunch menu has been introduced for the restaurant which features small portions of some of Tiffins’ most popular dishes. From 11:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. each day, Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy the Taste of Tiffins options. This offering allows Guests to explore the standout dishes from this restaurant. Guests can choose from a pairing of two different options, alongside a Jade rice blend for $28.00, plus tax and gratuity.Options that Guests can select from include: flash-fried blue mussels, black-eyed pea fritters, crispy Yellowtail Snapper, sustainable fish crudo, 72-hour beef short rib, salad of roasted baby beets, market vegetable curry, marinated grilled octopus, Chermoula-rubbed chicken, or the masa and pulled pork tamale. (My suggestions…the octopus and the beef short rib. I’ve tried both and they were both excellent!)In addition, a light bites menu has been introduced as well, including:Archaeologist Salad ($12.00)- Spring Vegetable Variations, Pumpernickel Soil, and a Champagne VinaigretteTiffins Signature Bread Service ($10.00) – Pomegranate Olive Oil, Harissa Yogurt, Zhough Yogurt, Black-Eyed Pea HummusHouse-made Head Cheese and Chicken Liver Pate ($14.00) – Goji Berry Chutney, Accouterments, Whole Grain MustardLobster-Popcorn Thai Curry Soup ($13.00) – Basil Emulsion, Popped SorghumShould you choose, you still do have the option to order off the regular, all-day menu at lunch, as well. The choice is yours, but I think this new offering is certainly a great way to sample some great dishes without over-stuffing yourself during the lunchtime hours.