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Shop investment frenzy could backfire

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UK minister ups the ante on pension funds and climate change

first_imgThe UK pensions minister took the opportunity of London Climate Action Week to reinforce his views that the country’s pension funds both can and must play a role in “tackling climate change”.Addressing delegates at an event on Monday, Guy Opperman suggested pension fund trustees holding oil and gas securities may be doing so because they doubted the government’s commitment to emissions reductions – and they would be wrong to do so.“Perhaps they suspect that governments aren’t serious, that we won’t meet our targets and that we’ll carry on with large net carbon emissions to 2100 and beyond,” he said. The consequences of that, however, would be “dismal”, he added.“There absolutely is the political will to address this climate emergency from both the government and all the opposition parties,” Opperman continued. “If those of you in the room ever doubted your individual or collective power, I encourage you to realise it now. “There absolutely is the political will to address this climate emergency from both the government and all the opposition parties”Guy Opperman, minister for pensions and financial inclusion“It doesn’t let you just set the target, it requires that once you set the target you set a pathway to get there and you put in place the policies in order to deliver it,” he said at another London Climate Action Week event.“It is now law that the secretary of state for energy must bring forward a policy package in order to meet the net-zero target. This is not just some wishy-washy goal.”The driving force of regulationDuring his speech on Monday, Opperman also highlighted new and proposed regulation affecting pension schemes. He said: “I don’t want to hear any more that ‘climate change is important, but we leave it to our investment managers’.”Pension funds’ statements of investment principles had for “too long… been formulaic, generic and detached”, he said, adding that he intended to use transparency to change this.Under new regulations adopted this year, defined contribution (DC) schemes have to publish their investment policies and report on them annually.Opperman also said the legislation he had introduced to transpose the updated Shareholder Rights Directive also obliged defined benefit schemes to publish their policies on climate change. Credit: Ralf Vetterle Addressing the UK’s carbon output ‘will require a shift in policymaking’According to the CCC’s Thompson, the government’s approach to climate change was “far too siloed” and that a “pretty fundamental shift” was required in the approach to policymaking.“We’ve got too many departments… who just haven’t made the progress that we need,” he said. “This has to be owned by the new prime minister [and] the chancellor. They have to be corralling all the secretaries of state to put this front and centre of policymaking in every department.“All the major decisions that are made are going to have to go through a net-zero filter if we’re going to get to this target.”Fossil fuel divestment Neatly bookending London Climate Action Week, two royal institutions today announced divestment of shares in fossil fuel companies. The Royal College of Emergency Medicine cut the investments from its £1.3m endowment fund, according to a statement, and the Royal Society of Arts did the same for its £17m portfolio.Yesterday the National Trust, a conservation charity, announced it would sell out of all fossil fuel companies over the next three years in its investment funds, in addition to increasing engagement with asset managers to encourage them to improve their environmental performance, and seeking out opportunities to support green start-up businesses. “This legislation commits the UK to a path that pension funds must play a massive role in.”Last week the UK became the first major economy to adopt a law to end its contribution to global warming by 2050.According to Mike Thompson, head of carbon budgets at the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), which recommended the government adopt the target, the Climate Change Act “is probably the strongest piece of climate legislation in the world”.center_img The UK has brought forward some of the most ambitious global warming targets in Europe, according to commentators“Many defined benefit schemes are de-risked, but the £1.5trn [€1.65trn] of assets means even small percentage allocations have a significant impact on where investment is directed,” he said.Opperman also brought up government proposals for larger DC schemes to disclose and report on a “clear” policy on infrastructure investment and other illiquid assets, saying he was considering the next steps “and would personally like to go much further”. The proposals were unveiled in February, with a consultation running until the beginning April.Opperman also highlighted new governance regulations “that require trustees both to have an effective system of governance, including consideration of [ESG]; and to document how they assess risks from climate change and risks from the low carbon transition”.The UK government this week published its green finance strategy, which revealed that, together with The Pensions Regulator, it had set up a working group to produce guidance for pension schemes about carrying out and reporting a climate risk assessment, with a view to this feeding into a governance code with “statutory footing”.“I take this very seriously,” said the minister, “and I am very aware of the consequences on not addressing the long-term climate emergency. I hope you look in the mirror and look at what role you can play.”Helping pension funds to helpAccording to the organisers of the event – Sustineri, Pensions for Purpose and Accounting for Sustainability – Opperman and other policymakers in attendance also heard from pension funds about what would help them to deliver on climate goals.The event was held under Chatham House rules, but according to a report by the co-hosts, one of the main discussion points was that investors needed a more joined-up approach across government and regulatory regimes. The need for a coherent renewables policy and stronger carbon pricing was mentioned. Credit: © National Trust Images/Andrew ButlerA National Trust site in Cambridgeshire, EnglandPeter Vermeulen, National Trust’s chief financial officer said: “Many organisations have been working hard to persuade fossil fuel companies to invest in green alternatives. These companies have made insufficient progress and now we have decided to divest from fossil fuel companies.”Shirley Rodrigues, deputy mayor of London for environment and energy, welcomed the organisations’ decisions.“London is the global hub of the divestment movement and it is vitally important to divest pension funds from fossil fuels to help address our climate emergency,” she added.There is a big debate about whether divestment or engagement with companies is the best way to effect change. In a recent report, UBS Asset Management said the threat of divestment, together with shareholder votes, were “direct and powerful tools that can be used to put pressure on corporations because they place incentives at the heart of their raison d’être – generating value for shareholders”. Legal & General Investment Management recently announced it would cut ExxonMobil from its Future World funds as part of its “engagement with consequences” programme, while the Church of England has set a deadline of 2023 for its engagement programme with fossil fuel companies.Earlier this week a trio of senior figures working for UK occupational pension schemes signed a pledge to recommend to their boards and investment committees to “insist” on asset managers actively engaging with corporate boards to disclose a clear business plan to transition to a low carbon future.Earlier this year, more than 300 investors backing Climate Action 100+ were urged to adopt “a consistent, outcomes-focused and transparent escalation process” for their engagement with companies.last_img read more

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To the manor born

first_imgYou can lap up the luxury from every room in the house – and from the poolMrs Spencer personally chose many of the key features for the house, flying to Prague to pick out the chandeliers and visiting Bangkok to select the fountain and statues to line the driveway.Italian marble has been used throughout the home, with many of the walls treated by hand.The stunning claw foot bath was also a favourite piece of Mrs Spence, and is overlooked by two Venetian mirrors.“The wallpaper in the main bedroom suites is from France, as are all of the fabrics,” she said.The couple have now moved out their former family home, having downsized to a small Georgian-style house at Kangaroo Point. Additional premium extras include a four car garage, C-Bus System controlled lighting, airconditioning, CCTV security, extensive storage, a large workshop and garden shed, biocycle waste system and 4.5kW solar panels. Luxury features are featured throughout the houseOwners Craig and Christine Spencer built the seven-bedroom residence in 1998, drawing inspiration from their travels.Mrs Spencer said it had been a “work of art spanning 20 years”.“We drew inspiration from the Georgian-style homes in Atlanta, taking that neoclassical look,” she said. 652 London Road, Chandler Wow, just wow!SITUATED on a little over one hectare and just 15 kms from the Brisbane CBD, this Georgian-inspired home has the feel of a modern royal estate.Boasting a 901sq m interior — four and a half times bigger than the average new home — it is filled with ornate and luxurious touches including marble staircases, wrought-iron banisters and chandeliers.center_img French wallpaper adorns the wallsMrs Spence said she would miss decorating the Christmas tree, which was situated in the formal room and needed scaffolding to decorate. “It was a family home. We didn’t treat it like some showcase home. The kids could run around wherever they wanted,” she said. The couple are behind the Carter and Spencer Group, a third generation family-owned fresh fruit and vegetable firm.Entry to their sprawling estate is via a grand, manicured hedge-lined driveway with a tiered fountain and baroque statues, which leads to a grand porte-cochere.You then step inside to a gallery, open plan lounge and formal dining space, with a grand staircase leading to the upper floor.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours agoThe western wing of the ground level incorporates a family room, casual dining area and kitchen with European appliances, a walk-in pantry, cold room and custom built wine cellar. A six-seat home theatre, dance room, home office, games room, laundry, guest room and gymnasium are also located on the ground floor, which leads out on to the terraces, courtyards, patios and alfresco entertaining areas via french doors.Upstairs, there is a family retreat, four bedrooms, a guest room, two bathrooms and a master suite featuring an enormous walk-through robe, generous ensuite with bath and dual basin vanity, and access to two separate Juliet balconies.Outside, there is a 20m lap pool flanked by manicured lawns and paved sunbathing areas and a large pond.last_img read more

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South African CEO’s slept on the streets to raise money for…

first_imgCelebrities Brave Icy Water to Raise Money More than 240 CEO’s in the country braved the winter cold in Sandton and spent the night out on the streets as part of the international CEO SleepOut campaign. The participants said they have been overwhelmed by the experience which aimed to raise awareness about the plight of people living in poverty. CCTV’s Susan Mwongeli reports Related EU Elections Raise Concern in African Nations South African initiative seeks to keep children off the streetslast_img read more

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Solskjaer ‘steps up’ Man Utd’s transfer interest in Federico Chiesa

first_imgManchester United boss, Ole Solskjaer, is understood to have sent his most trusted scout, Simon Wells, to watch the Italy international, Federico Chiesa, during Fiorentina’s 1-1 draw with AC Milan Chiesa is expected to feature heavily for Italy at this summer’s European Championships after consistently impressing for both La Viola and his country. The 22-year-old also appears to have caught the eye of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the Norwegian starts to make plans for the end of the season. And the Daily Mail claims that the Red Devils boss has sent his personal scout Simon Wells to keep tabs on Chiesa ahead of a potential move. According to the publication, Wells was present as Fiorentina drew 1-1 with AC Milan last weekend and was specifically instructed to watch the winger. It is understood that the Italy international, who has scored 29 times in 138 matches for his club, is valued at around £60million.Advertisement Loading… He has also established himself as a regular in Roberto Mancini’s national side, earning 17 caps and featuring in six of his country’s European qualifiers. Chiesa, who has scored six Serie A goals this season, has been in particularly good form in recent weeks and it is claimed that the decision to dispatch Wells to Florence came after he scored four times in the space of five league games. The winger, who usually features on the right-wing but can play across the front three, has also attracted interest from current Serie A champions Juventus . Although the 22-year-old is currently under contract until 2022, Fiorentina are keen to keep him and are said to be preparing to offer a new deal to extend his stay by a further two years. Solskjaer is reportedly keen to improve his options on the right-wing during the summer after bringing in Bruno Fernandes and Odion Ighalo during January. Read Also:Fallout of Utd victory: Ighalo reminded me of my playing days–Scholes Fernandes has particularly impressed since joining from Sporting Lisbon for £47million and starred during Thursday’s Europa League victory over Club Brugge, with the Portugal international and on-loan striker Ighalo finding the net in the 5-0 thrashing. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueTraditional Wedding Outfits In Different Countries5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiBeautiful Mutations: 15 Staggering Photos Of HeterochromiaThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black Holes7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Betterlast_img read more

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Westwood signs new Villa deal

first_img Westwood joined Villa from Crewe last August and went on to make 30 Barclays Premier League appearances for the midlands outfit during the 2012-13 campaign. “This time last year I was still on pre-season with Crewe and now I’m signing another contract at Villa, it’s a fantastic feeling for me,” the 23-year-old told www.avfc.co.uk. Aston Villa have confirmed midfielder Ashley Westwood has signed a new four-year deal. Press Associationcenter_img Westwood had already been contracted to Villa through to 2016 from when he completed his move to them on transfer deadline day last summer, and this extension to 2017 is testament to how impressed boss Paul Lambert has been with the performances the Nantwich-born player has put in since then. “I think a lot gets overlooked with Ashley but he has just come in here and has taken to it no problem whatsoever,” Lambert said. “He was captain at Crewe and played a lot of games in men’s football before he came here, so he knew what it was about. “If you look at the stats regarding his passing, they are terrific, something like a 91 per cent success rate. He never seems to give the ball away. He’s been exceptional.” Lambert, who in his first season in charge at Villa guided them to a 15th-placed finish in the top flight last term, has been busy tying several of his players to new contracts this summer, including goalkeeper Brad Guzan, defender Nathan Baker and forward Andreas Weimann. There have also been six new faces brought in and Westwood is certainly not about to take his place in the side for granted. He said: “I love being here and I’m delighted to be part of a great football club. You look at the players the manager has brought to the club and they’re all young and hungry. I just want to be part of that and hopefully we’re building something special here. “From a personal standpoint it’s been great for me here. When I first came I set a target of making a few appearances. I was able to get myself in the team and I stayed there. This year’s going to be a challenge again. “The manager has brought some more young and hungry players to the club and the lads who have been here will have to push on and work our socks off to make sure the manager keeps selecting us. “Competition for places is good. You need that as a player and you need it as a team. It’s healthy for the squad.” last_img read more

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Tennis News Australian Open 2019: Garbine Muguruza ends match at 3:12 AM local time, says ‘getting ready for breakfast’

first_imghighlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Melbourne: Two-time Grand Slam winner Garbine Muguruza emerged triumphant in the latest women’s match ever held at the Australian Open after defeating Briton Johanna Konta in the early hours of Friday morning. Muguruza and Konta’s match on Margaret Court Arena did not start until 12:30 am Friday morning — a record at the season-opening Grand Slam — and finished with a 6-4, 6-7 (3/7), 7-5 victory for the Spaniard two hours and 42 minutes later at 3:12 am. The start was delayed when the men’s match between Alexander Zverev and Jeremy Chardy turned into three hour 46 minute epic, ending 7-6 (7/5), 6-4, 5-7, 6-7 (6/8), 6-1 for Germany’s Zverev. “I’ll go get some breakfast now,” Muguruza joked after wrapping up the win to set up a third-round clash with Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland.    The previous record for the latest start was set last year when a second-round match between Daria Gavrilova and Elise Mertens began at 11:59 pm. The latest end to a match at any Grand Slam was also at Melbourne Park in 2008, when Lleyton Hewitt and Marcos Baghdatis finished a five-setter at 4:34 am. Karolina Pliskova complained about the scheduling last year when her fourth-round match started at 11:00 pm and finished almost three hours later, giving her barely 10 hours before she had to back up against world number one Simona Halep.  The schedule is largely determined by local television demands to play high-profile matches in the evening prime time. Despite the hour, both Muguruza and Konta made a contest of their late-night encounter, which was watched live by only a few die-hard spectators.   Muguruza, seeded 18, took the first set as she seeks to recapture the form that propelled her to the world number one ranking and delivered a French Open title in 2016 and Wimbledon a year later. Former world number four Konta, a semi-finalist Down Under in 2016, won the second in a tie-break after Muguruza squandered two break points. The Spaniard made no mistake in the third, breaking the Briton late in the set to avoid another tie-break. Muguruza’s match was delayed due to Alexander Zverev’s five-setterMuguruza defeated Konta in three tough setsSchedule is largely determined by local television demandslast_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_imgUpdate on the latest sports Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-SUPER BOWLChiefs capture Super Bowl in late comeback against the 49ersMIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have ended a half-century of frustration. Associated Press Irving was less than two weeks removed from returning to the lineup after missing 26 games with a right shoulder injury.T25 MEN’S BASKETBALLHawkeyes rally past IlliniIOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa has won a Big Ten matchup of top-25 teams.Luka Garza contributed 25 points and the 18th-ranked Hawkeyes ended Illinois’ seven-game winning streak by downing the 19th-ranked Illini, 72-65. Garza was held scoreless for the first 15 minutes before finishing 9-for-16 from the field, including a career-high four 3-pointers. He also had 10 rebounds for his 13th double-double of the season. The American three-time overall champion decided to skip the races in the 2014 Olympic resort after winning the previous super-G and a downhill in Bulgaria a week ago.The win left the Italian 270 points short of Shiffrin’s leading tally.FRANCE-RAPE ACCUSATIONSFrench skating head questioned amid sex abuse claimsUNDATED (AP) — The head of the French skating federation has been summoned for a meeting with the country’s sports minister following a string of accusations of sexual abuse by a coach in the sport. The 49ers fell short in their bid for a record-tying sixth Super Bowl title, even though they dominated for much of the first 3 1/2 quarters. Garoppolo threw for 219 yards and kept the Chiefs’ defense guessing by completing passes to eight receivers.NBA-SCHEDULERockets rally past PelicansUNDATED (AP) — James Harden and the Houston Rockets were able to cool off the surging New Orleans Pelicans while staying atop the NBA’s Southwest Division.Harden fell one assist shy of a triple-double as the Rockets guard delivered 40 points and 10 rebounds in a 117-109 victory over the Pelicans. New Orleans led 97-92 until Harden nailed a 3-pointer that sparked Houston’s comeback. Didier Gailhaguet is not directly targeted but will need to explain why coach Gilles Beyer continued his work at the federation following an investigation that had raised suspicion.Gailhaguet has been called in following the publication of a book last week in which 10-time French champion Sarah Abitbol accused Beyer of raping her between 1990 and 1992 when she was a teenager.Gailhaguet was a central figure in the judging scandal at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics. — Terence Davis scored a career-high 31 points and the Raptors picked up their team-record 11th consecutive victory by ripping the Bulls, 129-102. Pascal Siakam (see-A’-kam) added 17 points for Toronto, which outscored the Bulls 69-39 in the second half to beat Chicago for the 12th straight time. The Raptors were without guard Norman Powell, who broke the ring finger on his left hand in Friday’s win at Detroit.NBA-NETS-IRVING OUTKyrie Irving out at least a week with right knee sprainNEW YORK (AP) — Nets guard Kyrie Irving will miss at least a week with a sprained medial ligament in his right knee.Irving was injured in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s loss to Washington. He and Wizards guard Bradley Beal became entangled while battling for a loose ball. Irving’s knee twisted as he landed on the court, causing him to stay down for a couple minutes before taking the jump ball and heading to the locker room. Simpson birdied the final two holes of regulation to force a playoff before sinking a 10-foot birdie putt on the first extra hole to win it. Finau missed an 18-foot birdie try in the playoff.Simpson closed with a 2-under 69 for a 17 under total.WORLD WCUP-WOMEN’S SUPER-GBrignone wins super-G in overall leader Shiffrin’s absenceROSA KHUTOR, Russia (AP) — Federica Brignone (feh-deh-REE’-kah breen-YOH’-nay) won a women’s World Cup super-G after overall leader Mikaela Shiffrin sat out the race.center_img — Pierre-Luc Dubois (look doo-BWAH’) scored twice and added an assist to send the Blue Jackets to their seventh win in eight games, 4-3 over the Canadiens. Columbus netminder Elvis Merzlikins (murz-LIH’-kihnz) made 27 saves and improved to 10-2-0 since replacing injured starter Joonas Korpisalo (YOH’-nuhs kohr-pih-SAH’-loh). The Jackets are 11-2-1 since New Year’s Eve, pushing them one point ahead of the Islanders for third place in the Metropolitan Division.TENNIS-AUSTRALIAN OPENDjokovic wins 8th Australian titleMELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic (NOH’-vak JOH’-kuh-vich) has won a record-extending eighth Australian Open championship, beating Dominic Thiem (teem) 6-4, 4-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4. No other man in the history of tennis has won this tournament more than six times.It’s the 17th Grand Slam title for Djokovic, who has five titles from Wimbledon, three from the U.S. Open and one from the French Open. Only Roger Federer’s 20 and Rafael Nadal’s (nah-DAHLZ’) 19 top Djokovic’s Grand Slam count. Joe Wieskamp and CJ Fredrick each had 18 points for the Hawkeyes, who hit five of their last seven shots.Illinois led 62-61 before going scoreless over a 3:59 stretch, ending the drought in the closing seconds.NHL-SCHEDULEPens hold off CapsUNDATED (AP) — A month ago it appeared the Washington Capitals were poised to run away with the NHL’s Metropolitan Division title. The Pittsburgh Penguins have changed all that by winning 16 of their last 21 games to get within four points of the Caps with one game in hand. Djokovic’s victory means he will return to No. 1 in the rankings, replacing Nadal.Thiem is 0-for-3 in Grand Slam finals.PGA-PHOENIX OPENSimpson rallies to win Phoenix OpenSCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Webb Simpson rallied late in regulation to beat Tony Finau (FEE’-now) and capture the PGA’s Waste Management Phoenix Open. Russell Westbrook added 22 points for the Rockets and Ben McLemore had 22 off the bench.Rookie sensation Zion Williamson had 21 points and 10 rebounds for the Pelicans, whose three-game winning streak was snapped.Checking out Sunday’s other NBA action:— Giannis Antetokounmpo’s (YAH’-nihs an-teh-toh-KOON’-pohz) 30 points and 19 rebounds were among the Bucks’ highlights in a 129-108 rout of the Suns. Fellow All-Star Khris Middleton had 25 points, eight rebounds and six assists for Milwaukee, which shot 49.5% and made 15 of 38 from 3-point range. The Bucks rebounded from Friday’s setback against Denver and avoided just their second losing streak since the start of last season.— Andre Drummond had a double-double and the Pistons rallied from an early 21-point deficit to beat the Nuggets, 128-123 in overtime. Drummond had 21 points and 17 rebounds before fouling out midway through OT. Reggie Jackson added 20 points and Bruce Brown scored 19 as Detroit ended a five-game losing streak. Brandon Tanev (TAN’-ehv) scored the eventual game-winner and Matt Murray stood tall during a last-minute onslaught to help the Penguins secure a 4-3 victory in Washington. Tanev’s goal with 2:33 remaining gave the Pens a seemingly comfortable 4-2 lead, but Lars Eller put the pressure back on Pittsburgh by scoring just 15 seconds later.Murray finished with 29 saves and Patric Hornqvist provided the go-ahead tally, one day after the forward underwent a dental procedure. Sidney Crosby had an assist in his 50th career game against Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (oh-VEHCH’-kihn), who was held off the scoresheet.Eller scored twice for the Capitals.Elsewhere on NHL ice:— The Hurricanes pulled out a 4-3 win over the Canucks on Justin Willliams’ second game-winning shootout goal in four games since returning to Carolina. Nino Niederreiter (NEE’-dur-eye-tur), Sebastian Aho (AH’-hoh) and Andrei Svechnikov (SVEHCH’-nih-kahv) scored in regulation to back James Reimer, who made 32 saves. Vancouver’s winning streak ended at five games despite Elias (eh-LEE’-uhs) Pettersson’s two goals. Patrick Mahomes (mah-HOHMZ’) engineered three touchdown drives in the final 6:13 as the Chiefs roared back from a 10-point deficit to defeat the San Francisco 49ers, 31-20 in Super Bowl 54. It’s the first NFL championship for the Chiefs since beating the Minnesota Vikings, 24-7 in Super Bowl 4.Mahomes righted himself after throwing interceptions on consecutive possessions. The comeback started when Mahomes engineered a 68-yard drive that was capped by a one-yard scoring toss to Travis Kelce (KEHL’-see). The Chiefs quarterback put his team ahead for the first time since the second quarter by hitting Damien Williams for a five-yard TD. Williams later capped his 104-yard rushing performance by scampering 38 yards to give Kansas City breathing room.Mahomes shook off a slow start to finish 26 of 42 for 286 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Tyreek Hill had 105 receiving yards on nine catches, and Sammy Watkins had five receptions for 98 yards.The 49ers took advantage of Mahomes’ first interception by turning it into a one-yard scoring run by Raheem Mostert late in the third quarter. Mostert’s scoring run gave San Francisco a 20-10 lead.Chiefs coach Andy Reid earned his 222nd career victory, and his first in a Super Bowl. No other coach had won more games without winning an NFL championship. February 3, 2020last_img read more

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U.S. qualify for 2019 rugby World Cup with big win over Canada

first_img(REUTERS)-The United States punched their ticket to the 2019 Rugby World Cup with a 52-16 victory over Canada in San Diego on Saturday.The result means the United States will be grouped with England, France, Argentina and a still-to-be-determined Oceania team in Pool C in the tournament in Japan.Canada must now survive a two-leg playoff against a resurgent Uruguay to qualify for a spot in Pool D, a group that includes Australia, Wales and Georgia.Saturday’s game at the University of San Diego followed the first leg in Hamilton, Ontario, last Saturday, where the North American rivals played out a draw for only the second time, finishing locked at 28-28.The Americans dominated the second leg, however, running in eight tries, including two each to Cam Dolan and Joe Taufete’e. They put the game out of reach with three quick tries while Canada’s Tyler Ardron was in the sin bin.The result provided a fitting send-off for retiring U.S. captain Todd Clever. The 34-year-old ends his international career as the Eagles’ most capped senior test player.last_img read more

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