A Star Goldman Trader Goes Cold

April 29, 2017

… was elevated to partner. Keefe joined hedge fund CarVal Investors and Lafferty departed for HSBC Holdings Plc. Some time later, Tormey moved into a different role and handed oversight to Savarese. In 2016, spurred by the Peabody bet, as well as a position in Ultra Petroleum Corp., his team brought in more than $200 million in revenue, according to two people with knowledge of the matter. That came close to the performance turned in by Thomas Malafronte, Goldman Sachs’s star junk bond …


High school kicker becomes first female with NCAA football scholarship

April 19, 2017

College football got a little more interesting this year. One high school senior just made history by becoming the first female to receive a football scholarship at an NCAA Division II school or higher. SEE ALSO: First woman to run Boston Marathon returns, and this time she has another powerful message Becca Longo signed with Adams State University in Colorado as a kicker – the same position she played at Basha High School in Arizona. About a dozen women have played football for NCAA …


Turkey’s democracy died today

April 18, 2017

… position will be abolished. By then, the President will be able to appoint 12 out of the top court’s 15 judges, select the members of the National Security Council and play a prominent role in drafting legislation. Critics say Erdogan will, in effect, become a dictator. Erdogan never quite left the helm of AKP even as he transitioned into the presidency, and when he faced down an attempted overthrow last July, he used the opportunity to purge the country of anyone who might stand in the …


CNN 10 – April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

… time the U.S. struck a Syrian government position since the country’s civil war broke out six years. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) DAVID PETRAEUS, FORMER CIA DIRECTOR: It certainly sends a message to friends and foe alike that this president will take action when lines are crossed and that is again potentially very significant. (END VIDEO CLIP) AZUZ: Syria denied carrying out the chemical attack last week and Russia and Iran, two countries that support Syria’s government say the U.S. strike …


Amazon won NFL Thursday Night Football rights, so what’s next for Twitter?

April 6, 2017

… Facebook, Google, Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon. Twitter is seeking to hire a head of live sports, and so is Facebook, in a nearly identical position. So NFL live video is out for Twitter, but there could be a lot to come. Twitter is hosting its first-ever NewFront in May, where digital publishers host annual gatherings for advertising in hopes for them to sponsor a new lineup of shows. NFL is gone, but we, the Twitter users, and CEO Jack Dorsey can hope that there’s more to come. If Twitter …


NCAA: Steve Nash loves underdogs, dishes out tips on NBA success

April 2, 2017

… subconscious and conscious decision not to take them and maybe try and draw a foul … and in some ways that makes the decision-making questionable at times.” What skills show you that college players can make it in the NBA? “That’s something that in some ways never changes. In general, you look for people who have the physical abilities to play at that level, (who display) skill at their position offensively, and who can guard their position. “But what I look for …


Everything we know about the ‘Walking Dead’ Season 7 finale

April 1, 2017

… Eugene believes she wants to use to end her own life, but with Negan somehow aware that Rick is planning a rebellion (damn you, Gregory!) will she get the chance to use it before the baseball bat-wielding villain puts his new plan into action? In the teaser for the April 2 finale, titled “The First Day of the Rest of Your Life,” we see that Negan still has a use for Sasha which isn’t a position anyone wants to be in: “You are gonna help make sure things get back on …


Facebook now lets you create personal fundraisers for yourself, friends, and family

March 31, 2017

… can pay through Facebook’s existing payment platform infrastructure. Facebook doesn’t want to make money off the tool, but it does charge a 6.9 percent fee, plus a standard 30-cent transaction fee, to cover payment processing, vetting, and security. “We take an iterative approach to designing.” “We take an iterative approach to designing, which basically starts from a position of ignorance,” said Nick Inzucchi, product designer at Facebook. “Assuming …


In coach’s rant, a lesson for parents and athletes

March 23, 2017

(CNN)If you’ve been on Facebook this week, chances are you’ve seen someone share comments made by Geno Auriemma, coach of the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team. UConn hasn’t lost a game in more than two years and is in play for a fifth consecutive national title. Even after more than 30 years as head coach at UConn, Auriemma said that recruiting “enthusiastic kids is harder than it’s ever been.” In the video, he said that …


Looking back on the political gambles of May and Sturgeon – BBC News

March 19, 2017

… Conservatives as the two big players in Scottish politics. A newly confident Scottish Tory movement has firmly cemented its position as the party of the union, while the SNP are the ones taking the fight forward for independence. Labour and the Lib Dems are left a relative afterthought on the unionist side; the Greens equally so on the independence side. Ms Sturgeon’s conference speech made scant mention of those other parties – even Labour, the staple punching-bag of any SNP …