Juvic Pagunsan roars to 7-shot Bacolod romp (The Philippine Star) - June 16, 2019 - 12:00am MURCIA, Negros , Philippines — He went through some anxious moments with a shaky start but after regaining his touch at No. 7, there was no stopping Juvic Pagunsan from completing a seven-stroke triumph over Rufino Bayron in the ICTSI Bacolod Golf Challenge here yesterday. Four shots ahead of Bayron and Marcos Pastor after 54 holes, the region’s former No. 1 sputtered with a two-bogey, one-birdie game after No. 6, enabling the Spanish ace to pull within one with birdies on Nos. 2 and 5 and a host of others to close in with their own fine starts. But Pagunsan dashed whatever hopes his rivals might have had in that brief stretch as he rediscovered his touch off the mound, on the fairways all the way to the greens, closing his frontside stint with three straight birdies to go three-up again on Pastor. He stretched his lead with … [Read more...] about Juvic Pagunsan roars to 7-shot Bacolod romp
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Late eagle nets Jaraula a 65, lead share Dante Navarro (The Philippine Star) - June 13, 2019 - 12:00am MURCIA, Negros Occidental, Philippines — With two of Del Monte’s revered names in the fold, Reymon Jaraula thought of putting up a solid effort that would merit at least a second look from legend Frankie Miñoza and reigning Philippine Open champ Clyde Mondilla. The rising star from Bukidnon didn’t only make quite an impression but stood out from a star-studded group that teed off late, spiking his lead-sharing five-under 65 with an eagle as he joined Michael Bibat, Rufino Bayron and Spain’s Marcos Pastor at the helm at the start of the ICTSI Bacolod Golf Challenge here yesterday. Jaraula mastered the Bacolod Golf Club’s backside with four straight birdies from No. 12 then fought back from a bogey on No. 17 with an eagle on the par-5 No. 5 as he strung up a 33-32 card to find himself a … [Read more...] about Late eagle nets Jaraula a 65, lead share
By Neanda Salvaterra WSJ Mon., May 13, 2019 Conflict—whether it’s between regional rivals in the Persian Gulf or corporate foes in the Permian Basin—is seeping back into the oil business. Oil prices shot upward Monday after Saudi Arabia said two of its oil tankers came under attack Sunday near the Strait of Hormuz, the waterway in and out of the Persian Gulf -- a critical avenue for crude transportation. “The geopolitical risk premium increased over the weekend,” said consultancy Global Risk Management in a note. That became evident once markets opened in London this morning. Brent crude, the global oil benchmark, was up about 2% and West Texas Intermediate, the U.S. oil standard, was last up more than 1.5%. The attacks came days after the U.S. said it would heighten its military presence in the Persian Gulf to counter what it said is a growing threat from Iran. Saudi Arabia has pledged to help balance global oil markets as Washington … [Read more...] about Oil Prices Jump After Attack on Saudi Tankers—Energy Journal
By David Olive Business Columnist Sun., May 5, 2019 It appears the Trump administration isn’t all that interested in a deal to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) after all. Last week, White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney was sanguine about the prospect of Congress rejecting NAFTA’s proposed replacement, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). “You could stay status quo,” Mulvaney told a California business conference. “Your real Plan Bs are either NAFTA or withdraw from NAFTA.” It might be that U.S. President Donald Trump has reverted to his years-long preference to simply kill NAFTA without replacing it. Trump won’t budge on the reasonable changes that Congressional Democrats seek to make to the USMCA agreement. He also seems determined to keep in place the steel and aluminum tariffs he applied against Canada and Mexico about a year ago. And that alone pretty much … [Read more...] about Time to say goodbye to NAFTA’s replacement?
By Robb M. Stewart WSJ Fri., May 3, 2019 MELBOURNE, Australia—Uber Technologies Inc. is alleged to have destroyed livelihoods and operated in Australia illegally, in a lawsuit brought by thousands of taxi and limousine drivers, broadening legal challenges ahead of one of the biggest initial public offerings this year. Law firm Maurice Blackburn filed the class-action suit Friday in the Supreme Court of Australia in the southern state of Victoria. It claims lost income and loss of taxi license values for the more than 6,000 drivers and license holders that Maurice Blackburn said have already signed up to the action. The court confirmed the lawsuit was filed early Friday. A spokeswoman for Uber said the ride-hailing company hadn’t been served with a class-action claim, and denied allegations it operated in Australia illegally. She said the company would vigorously defend against any such claim. The suit, which Maurice Blackburn said took about 18 months to … [Read more...] about Uber faces class-action suit in Australia