Tigers take D.C. Everest in track & field

first_imgBy Hub City Times staffMarshfield’s Blaine Neinast competes in the 60-meter dash. Darren Kieffer photoMARSHFIELD – The Marshfield Tigers boys’ track & field team won a dual meet with D.C. Everest on April 4 at the Marshfield High School Fieldhouse. The Tigers beat the Evergreens 209-156.Sam Hinson, overall meet winner, took first place in the 220 and the 440. Logan Mechler finished in first place in the 60, while Henry Hoerneman won the 880 and Carter Chojhacki won the 1,600. Kyle Tremelling grabbed first place in the 60 hurdles, while Matthew Donovan won the high jump, Adam Maki the pole vault, Joey Goettl the long jump, and Anthony Posteluk the triple jump.Two Tiger relay teams also finished first in their events. The team of Bradley Dickinson, Garrett Holland, Blaine Neinast, and Jackson Ott won the 4×160 relays. A team consisting of Myles Jensen, James Ketterer, David McKee, and Michael Wright finished in first place in the 4×880 relay.last_img read more

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Mbanjwa, Zondi lift Non-Stop Dusi title

first_imgFirst K1Despite the race traditionally being a K2 event, Mark Mulder showed tremendous grit and determination as he was the first across the line in a K1 and finished in a highly commendable fourth place overall. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material “The heat was insane out there today and I’ve never paddled a river that was so low. I had aimed to try beat Hank’s K1 time but, given the conditions, I’m super chuffed with how things went and to finish fourth overall is just fantastic!” said Mulder. “It’s going to be a challenge trying to beat these two in the future but we will try our best. You never say never,” he added. OpportunityDefending champ Thomas Ngidi and his partner Nhlanhla Cele very did well early on and stayed with Mbanjwa and Zondi until Mission Rapid. However, a slight error from Ngidi shortly afterwards opened the door for the leaders who took full advantage of the opportunity and put some invaluable distance between themselves and the rest of the field. Near tragedyA near tragedy was narrowly avoided at the infamous Thombi Rapid after a K2 crew struggled to break free of their wrecked boat and were trapped underwater intermittently for seven minutes. However, swift work from nearby spectators and incredible camaraderie shown by their fellow paddlers ensured the two were pulled and rescued just in the nick of time. 7 March 2011 “To see how the guys have grown in recent times and then to have them produce the results they did today is just fantastic,” said Change A Life coach Martin Dreyer. “Michael and Eric are a young combination and they have a bright future ahead of them and I’m very proud of all our guys and what they achieved today.” “It was always a dream of mine to win with Bunjee and to have done that today is unbelievable. I’m really happy to be in this position alongside him right now,” added Zondi. Glen Haw also suffered an unfortunate mishap whilst running the Guinea Fowl portage which resulted in him fracturing his ankle and a third injured paddler was transported via helicopter to Tops Needle portage where he was treated by on-scene medical staff. The Unlimited Non-stop Dusi took place from Camps Drift in Pietermaritzburg to Blue Lagoon in Durban. Michael Mbanjwa and Eric Zondi overcame low rivers and searing February heat to win the Unlimited Non-Stop Dusi canoe ultra-marathon on Friday, giving Mbanjwa his fourth victory in the gruelling one-day, 120km event and Zondi his second win in succession.center_img “The pace was hard at the start and Thomas (Ngidi) and Nlanhla (Cele) were looking strong. But we ran very well and our paddling was really powerful today. Eric was incredibly strong behind me and it’s so good to be at the top of the podium!” said a visibly satisfied Mbanjwa. “It was an incredibly long day and I had to work extremely hard but I’m very happy to be here all in one piece and to have won is just the cherry on the top!” said Pitchford. RESULTS OverallMichael Mbanjwa/Eric Zondi 8:52:22Thomas Ngidi/Nhlanhla Cele 9:05:40Kwanda Mhlope/Richard Cele 9:12:03 Mark Mulder (1st K1) 9:29:08Shaun Biggs/Derek Stutterheim 9:35:41Marc Germiquet 9:38:55Craig Turton/Mark Usher 10:01.44Brett Challenor/Clint Pretorius 10:10.29Glen Ellier 10:10.31Greg Carter-Brown/Stuart Clifton 10:16.37 Race conditions got tougher and tougher as the day went on and this unfortunately took a toll on some of field. The pre-race favourites put in a powerful performance and hardly put a foot wrong all day en route to a comfortable win of over 13 minutes. WomenHillary Pitchford One-two-three finishIt was a one-two-three finish for the Change A Life academy after Nhlanhla’s brother Richard Cele and Kwanda Mhlophe crossed the line in third place a further six minutes back. SAinfo reporter “It was a lot harder than 2010. There was a lot less water and it was very hot so after putting so much in to try to catch Bunjee and Eric we just had nothing left at the end,” explained an exhausted Ngidi. Ladies’ winnerMulder wasn’t the only K1 to shine as the ladies’ race was also claimed by a single. Former winner and current holder of the ladies’ K1 record Hilary Pitchford took the lead early on in the race and didn’t look back all day.last_img read more

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Talking Horses: Thistlecrack fears played down but is he past his best?

first_imgHorse racing tips Since you’re here… Hide Show Support The Guardian Share on Pinterest “This stress fracture will heal up in a month. It’s high profile because it’s Thistlecrack but, believe me, it’s much more common than you think. So, he’ll get a month in the box and then he can go out in a field.”Our conversation ended with Tizzard looking for the bright side. “He’ll only be a few months older in October, so that’ll make no difference. We’ll have a full season with him next year.”We all hope that turns out to be true but I can’t help feeling we must have seen the best of Thistlecrack, who will be nearly 11 by the time he races again. Anyway, good luck to all concerned.Ayr having been abandoned, Ludlow provides our jumps action for the day and its card includes one of those races where you go through the form thinking: ‘Nothing’s going to win this.’ Or at least that was true for me of the staying handicap chase, until I got to the bottom one, Tb Broke Her (3.00).This is not an especially original choice, as Matt Sheppard’s charge is favourite, but still a good price, for me, at 7-2. Previously trained in Ireland by Arthur Moore, whose strike-rate has sadly dwindled in recent years, Tb Broke Her won by nine lengths on her second start for Sheppard, when a step up to three miles seemed to help. I don’t think another 7lb is going to hold her if she gets a clear run.Earlier, Megabucks (1.55) could go well for the in-form Henry Oliver yard at a tempting 10-1. He’s a points winner in England and Ireland, where he dead-heated in 2015 with Burrenbridge Hotel, who also found his way to Oliver’s yard and hosed up last month on a mark of 111. Oh, and who was 10 lengths back in third? That’s right, Poetic Rhythm, the Challow winner. I mean, I don’t want to go overboard on ancient point-to-point form but that’s pretty strong. Anyway, Megabucks fared just OK in three hurdles starts at the end of last year but here he is over fences from a mark of 112, with Tom O’Brien replacing Robert Hawker. I like the look of it.Also 10-1 is Ice Canyon (5.45) at Kempton, having run a huge debut for Mark Brisbourne when beaten by a length at 50-1 last month at Wolves (tipped by the Guardian; drat, drat, drat). Brisbourne stepped him up radically on the distances he’d been tackling in Ireland and it seemed to make a difference, which in fairness his pedigree suggested it would. From just 1lb higher, he’s well worth another go. Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Read more Share on Twitter Was this helpful? Reuse this content Quick guide Wednesday’s tips by Chris Cook Horse racing Ludlow 12.50 Zalvados 1.20 Shalakar 1.55 Megabucks 2.25 Virginia Chick 3.00 Tb Broke Her (nap) 3.35 Dahills Hill 4.05 Shee’s Lucky Lingfield 1.10 Highly Approved 1.45 Power And Peace 2.15 Grey Waters 2.50 Pattie 3.25 Blastofmagic 3.55 Sophie Gray Kempton 4.15 Spare Parts 4.45 Orchid Lily 5.15 Sir Hamilton 5.45 Ice Canyon 6.15 Diagnostic 6.45 Compton Prince 7.15 Time To Blossom Ayr abandoned  Topics Thank you for your feedback. Thistlecrack Share on WhatsApp blogposts Share via Email Share on Messenger Today’s best bets, by Chris CookColin Tizzard was inclined to play down the gravity of this week’s Thistlecrack news when I had a quick word with him at Taunton on Tuesday. The trainer talked down the extent of the horse’s injury and the significance of his consequent absence, which will keep him on the sidelines through the rest of this season.Tizzard told me: “All I will say is, he had a tear in his tendon from the Cotswold Chase [last year] and it was touch and go whether we even raced him this year and we have, he’s run two races, he ran very well in the King George after having nine months doing zero. At least his tendon’s all right. Talking Horses Final twist in dead-heat fiasco leaves Robin Dickin feeling ‘robbed’ … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. 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Photos: Here Are The Best Signs From College GameDay At Alabama vs. Wisconsin

first_imgKirk Herbstreit on the set of ESPN's College GameDayNEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 23: GameDay host Kirk Herbstreit is seen during ESPN’s College GameDay show at Times Square on September 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)Happy college football Saturday, everyone! Our favorite sport is back, and with it is ESPN’s College GameDay, which broadcast from Fort Worth, Texas this morning ahead of today’s Alabama-Wisconsin game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. Of course, with a big match-up comes some hilarious, clever, and occasionally NSFW fan signs. With GameDay in their hometown, there are plenty of TCU fans there as well, so expect the normal Baylor trolling. Here are our favorites from week one:Bad Academics Make Athletics #Gameday pic.twitter.com/WRxtuiHAe8— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) September 5, 2015The @CollegeGameDay signs are in midseason form already. pic.twitter.com/8zj9FDSBxI— Derek Ponamsky (@DerekPonamsky) September 5, 2015pic.twitter.com/ckU5VOO7wn— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) September 5, 2015“Saban pays for Tinder” pic.twitter.com/yqhm5k2PMg— Busted Coverage (@bustedcoverage) September 5, 2015pic.twitter.com/hJC4JvtwRY— Dan Lyons (@Dan_Lyons76) September 5, 2015The Waterboy makes an appearance. pic.twitter.com/nz6NlWalc4— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) September 5, 2015pic.twitter.com/iuBJyR2SjI— Dan Lyons (@Dan_Lyons76) September 5, 2015pic.twitter.com/psxoRzpTg0— Dan Lyons (@Dan_Lyons76) September 5, 2015Please don’t RT, we don’t want this guy to get caught. pic.twitter.com/iREJGAuytX— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) September 5, 2015But what I really wanna know is… cc: @PFTCommenter @BadgerFootball pic.twitter.com/bm0HmQ5OMd— Jim Dayton (@jamesdayton94) September 5, 2015Genius. pic.twitter.com/RLnBpNNj9c— Patrick Murphy (@_Pat_Murphy_) September 5, 2015pic.twitter.com/1FSzE1chjr— Dan Lyons (@Dan_Lyons76) September 5, 2015pic.twitter.com/OrNzaKwQvO— Dan Lyons (@Dan_Lyons76) September 5, 2015pic.twitter.com/Ol9UlGXlQr— Dan Lyons (@Dan_Lyons76) September 5, 2015Kiffin’s Krimson Korner” pic.twitter.com/fDpv2jaYmG— Busted Coverage (@bustedcoverage) September 5, 2015“I’m lactose intolerant” pic.twitter.com/3OJ0S6C90p— Busted Coverage (@bustedcoverage) September 5, 2015#gamedaysigns pic.twitter.com/eaf4hF6hTs— Ryan Taube (@DetroitDrT) September 5, 2015#WPS pic.twitter.com/zFoXscQnuz— Busted Coverage (@bustedcoverage) September 5, 2015Always good to see the Asians at GameDay pic.twitter.com/eluk2mg1md— Busted Coverage (@bustedcoverage) September 5, 2015Of course, the @WSUCougars are here. pic.twitter.com/XxzZlE96Kg— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) September 5, 2015Get pumped everyone. Football is back.last_img read more

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Report: Southampton 1 West Ham 2

first_imgFelipe Anderson scored a quickfire double as West Ham came from behind to beat Southampton 2-1 and end the Premier League strugglers’ winning run.Ralph Hasenhuttl’s appointment has turned around Southampton’s fortunes in recent weeks, leading to back-to-back victories, but, despite Nathan Redmond’s scrappy opener, they met their match in the form of West Ham’s Brazilian winger.Having netted a stunning equaliser 168 seconds after Redmond’s goal, Felipe Anderson doubled his tally at the culmination of a slick counter-attack before the hour mark. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Lucas Perez should have wrapped up the win, but his failure to convert from close range ultimately mattered little as West Ham held firm to claim a third successive away win for the first time since September 2015.9 – After just one goal in his opening 10 Premier League appearances, Felipe Anderson has scored seven goals in his last nine. Settled. pic.twitter.com/AivZryagh8— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 27, 2018Danny Ings prodded into the side netting as Southampton started in buoyant mood, though West Ham would have been ahead had Perez kept his cool from Aaron Cresswell’s cut-back.But it was after the interval that the game burst into life, when – with Lukasz Fabianski having pulled off a fine save – Redmond was able to bundle home, although it seemed that Southampton’s attacker used his hand to get a vital touch.Manuel Pellegrini’s men wasted no time in responding, though, and were level inside three minutes as Felipe Anderson rifled home from the edge of the box.And the turnaround was complete in the 59th minute, Felipe Anderson lashing high into the net after latching onto Michail Antonio’s precise pass, although Southampton were adamant there was a foul in the build-up.Jannik Vestergaard prevented Perez atoning for his earlier miss soon after, but that block was not enough to spark a comeback, as Hasenhuttl suffered his second defeat as Saints boss. What does it mean? Saints remain in the mireThanks to Burnley’s defeat on Boxing Day, Southampton had the chance to move clear of the relegation zone, but they remain just three points above the 18th-place Clarets.West Ham, meanwhile, are up into the top half, level on points with Everton and one behind Leicester City in seventh.Felipe Anderson’s flare coming to the foreSigned for a reported £36million from Lazio in July, Felipe Anderson struggled to settle in the opening weeks of the season but is now hitting his best form and his quality could well be enough to propel West Ham towards a push for European qualification.Injuries mounting up for the HammersDespite the victory, Pellegrini will be hugely concerned over West Ham’s extensive injury list, with nine first-team players missing Thursday’s encounter. Indeed, Pellegrini named only six substitutes, rather than the seven that are allowed.Key Opta Facts- Southampton have dropped 15 points from winning positions in the Premier League this season; the most of any team in the competition, with 12 of those coming in home games.- West Ham have won five of their last six games in the Premier League (L1) – their previous five wins in the competition came over a run of 20 games between April and November.- This was West Ham’s first Premier League away win after conceding the opening goal since May 2017, when they won 2-1 against Burnley at Turf Moor.- Southampton have suffered back-to-back Premier League defeats against West Ham for the first time since October 2001.- West Ham have won 15 points in the Premier League in December (P6 W5 D0 L1); their most in a single month of a season in the competition’s history.What’s next?Southampton bring 2018 to a close by hosting champions Manchester City, who will be looking to avoid a third straight defeat. West Ham, meanwhile, face Burnley. read morelast_img read more

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Grande Prairie RCMP looking for suspect vehicle in hit and run

first_imgGRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – Police in Grande Prairie are asking for the public’s help in locating a vehicle after a pedestrian was struck last night in a hit and run.At approximately 11:55 p.m. Wednesday, the RCMP were called out to a report of a 38-year-old woman that was struck by a vehicle while walking southbound on 100 Street between 87 Ave and 88 Ave. Witnesses reported seeing an older model black Ford pickup truck swerving on the road before locating the woman lying in a snowbank.The driver of the truck did not remain at the scene and drove off, though the truck did sustain front-end damage after pieces of the vehicle were found at the scene. The woman was transported to hospital and remains in critical condition. Police are encouraging the driver to do the right thing, come forward, and report the collision. Cpl. Shawn Graham with the RCMP said officers are actively following up on this investigation.Anyone with information about the collision is asked to call the Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5700, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).last_img read more

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UN officials urge eradication of sexual violence in Africas Great Lakes region

“Sexual violence not only wreaks havoc in the lives of individual women and girls – it also causes lasting damage to the social fabric and economies of the Great Lakes region,” Ms. Migiro told the Fourth Ordinary Summit of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) in the Ugandan capital, Kampala.“We see it in failed harvests, lost productivity, fractured families, protracted insecurity and reduced political participation,” she added, emphasizing the need for access to health, psychosocial and judicial services for survivors of sexual and gender-based violence. They must also be assisted to rebuild their lives, she said.Ms. Migiro urged heads of State and government gathered at the summit to ensure that the ICGLR’s Protocol on Prevention and Suppression of Sexual Violence against Women and Children, as well as the Protocol on Judicial Cooperation, are enshrined in national laws.The Deputy Secretary-General said she was encouraged by the recommendations of ministers in charge of gender in the region, which cover key areas, including prosecuting perpetrators, supporting victims and strengthening national legal and financial capacities.She pointed out that Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is leading a UN system-wide effort to end violence against women, including domestic violence, harmful traditional practices and sexual violence as a tactic of war and terror. Those efforts include the UNiTE to End Violence against Women and Girls campaign launched in 2008.Margot Wallström, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, urged leaders in the region to ensure that all relevant government departments – justice, defence, security, education and interior – and not just ministries in charge of gender and health – are engaged in the fight against sexual and gender-based violence.“We have seen that rape can be a life sentence for the survivors,” said Ms. Wallström. “They are sanctioned socially and economically. Their freedom of movement, health and human dignity is denied.“By punishing the perpetrators, we can lift this burden of blame and shame from the backs of innocent victims. Formal accountability, recognition and redress can make the difference between rape being a traumatic event, and rape being an event that permanently destroys lives and livelihoods.“In short – this is everyone’s business – from gender experts to generals; from local police to regional and international peacekeepers. We must continually expand the circle of action.”She said the UN stands ready to deploy a newly-constituted team of experts on the rule of law to assist governments affected by conflict to strengthen institutional safeguards against impunity. All national and regional early-warning mechanisms should also be attuned to the risk of impending, ongoing or escalating sexual violence to trigger rapid response, she added.“To disarm the weapon of rape, we must recognize – once and for all – that it is not a ‘private’ issue to be silenced. It is a political and security issue that demands a political and security response,” said Ms. Wallström.The ICGLR was set up in the wake of the 2002-2006 war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) with the assistance of the African Union, UN and aid donors.It is intended to facilitate the implementation of the Pact on Security, Stability and Development in the region signed in December 2006 by 11 heads of State and government – Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic (CAR), DRC, Kenya, Rwanda, Republic of Congo, Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia. While in Uganda, Ms. Wallström has held meetings with a series of senior Government officials from the region, including Tanzanian President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete. 15 December 2011Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro today stressed that efforts to restore peace and stability in Africa’s Great Lakes region will not come to fruition unless the scourge of sexual violence is completely eradicated and justice systems are strengthened to end impunity. read more

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Closing Bell TSX ends slightly higher on building permits data while US

TORONTO — North American markets made modest gains Monday as traders held back from any major moves following the record-breaking highs of last week.Here are the closing numbersTSX — 12,453.92 +15.89 0.13%S&P 500 — 1,617.50 +3.08 0.19%Dow — 14,968.89 -5.07 -0.03%Nasdaq — 3,392.97 +14.34 0.42%The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 15.89 points to 12,453.92 as Statistics Canada reported that building permits were up for the third consecutive month in March.The Canadian dollar was up 0.09 of a cent at 99.32 cents US, after going through small declines earlier in the day.Market analyst Colin Cieszynski said it’s not unusual for markets to pause during a quiet week after taking in so much major economic news days earlier.“We had such a huge run and we had so much news last week that often times, the markets will sit back, take a breather afterwards and digest the news already out there,” said Cieszynski, with CMC Markets.Cieszynski said the markets have held up well despite not much going on.“They’re flat and slightly positive (which) actually suggests that there’s really good underlying support,” he added.The only major economic data scheduled for the week are the latest Canadian job numbers which come out Friday. Consensus expectations suggest the economy added about 11,000 jobs in April.On Monday, Statistics Canada reported municipalities issued $6.5 billion worth of building permits last month, up 8.6% from February.Most of the gains were from the commercial sector in Ontario and Alberta, with those permits rising 19% to $2.8 billion. Residential permits increased 1.7% to $3.6 billion after an 8.1% decline in February.Meanwhile, Wall Street saw some gains after being mixed after markets opened.The Dow Jones industrials was down 5.07 points at 14,968.89 after breaking through 15,000 for the first time on Friday. The S&P stayed above its record of 1,600, which it hit on Friday and closed up 3.08 points to 1,617.50. The Nasdaq jumped ahead 14.34 points to 3,392.97.In commodities, the June crude contract rose 55 cents to settle at US$96.16 a barrel, its highest close since April 2, according to FactSet data. June gold bullion was up $3.80 at US$1,468 an ounce and July copper was down nearly half a cent at US$3.31 a pound.The energy sector closed flat, registering a small gain of 0.11% on the TSX, helped by strong gains of 1.82% by TransGlobe Energy Corp. (TSX:TGL) ahead of their earnings on Tuesday.Shares in Penn West Exploration Ltd. (TSX:PWT) closed up 5.05% at $9.99 after the oil and gas company named two prominent oilpatch veterans as chairman and vice-chairman.The energy sector was pulled down slightly by the sudden news that the president of Athabasca Oil (TSX:ATH) was leaving the company. The announcement sent the company’s stock down 5.4% to $5.96.June gold bullion was up $3.80 at US$1,468 an ounce as the gold sector grew, aided by Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX) who saw their share price go up by 1.54% to $20.46.July copper was down 0.04 of a cent at US$3.31 a pound. The majority of the sector was positive, with the leaders being Sherritt International (TSX:S), Thompson Creek Metals (TSX:TCM) and Rio Alto Mining.The TSX closed with mixed results, led by industrials which was up 0.71% and metals and mining with a gain of 0.37%. The worst decliner was consumer staples, which dropped 0.78%.In major corporate news, private equity firm Onex Corp. (TSX:OCX) says it will pay US$950 million in cash to acquire business-to-business trade show operator Nielsen Expositions. The purchase, from an affiliate of Nielsen Holdings N.V. (NYSE:NLSN), is expected to close in the second quarter.Smartphone-maker BlackBerry (TSX:BB) also saw its shares dip 0.19% to $15.74 after an analyst with Canaccord Genuity said sales of the new Z10 phones are “mixed.”The Z10 touchscreen device sales trends are weakening, he said citing the research firm’s global survey, while the Q10 keyboard has seen “strong initial demand” since its release less than a week ago in Canada and a few days earlier in the U.K.On Tuesday, all eyes will be on a long list of major companies set to report their earnings, including WestJet (TSX:WJA.A), Kinross Gold Corp (TSX:K) and George Weston Ltd. (TSX:WN).In the U.S., meat processing giant Tyson Foods was the leading decliner on the S&P 500 after its stock fell more than three% to US$24.10 on news that its income dropped as chicken feed costs rose and profits fell in its beef business. Tyson’s latest quarterly net income sank 42%.News that Bank of America and bond-insurance company MBIA had reached a settlement over a long-running dispute helped send both companies’ stocks up. Bank of America closed at $12.88 after falling 5.23%, while shares in MBIA were up nearly 50% to $14.29. The Wall Street Journal reported the bank will pay $1.7 billion to MBIA and also extend a credit line to the troubled company.ON DECK TUESDAYI feel sorry for savers suffering ‘brutal’ yields, says Warren BuffettEuro founder calls for ‘catastrophic’ currency to be broken upBCE cites Netflix threat as it floats ‘sharpened’ proposal for $3.4-billion Astral takeoverPenn West stock soars after oil patch veterans appointed as chair, vice-chairAthabasca shares dive as president exits companyECONOMIC NEWSUNITED STATES3 p.m.Consumer Credit (March): Economists expect $16-billion CORPORATE NEWSCANADAWestJet Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 63¢ Kinross Gold Corp Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 13¢ Intact Financial Q2 earnings: Analysts expect $1.32 UNITED STATESWalt Disney Co Q2 earnings: Analysts expect 76¢ a share Electronic Arts Q2 earnings: Analysts expect 58¢ Marathon Oil Co Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 72¢ Whole Foods Market Q2 earnings: Analysts expect 73¢ Molson Coors Brewing Co Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 34¢ read more

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