STARKVILLE MS -OCTOBER 10: General view of Davis Wade Stadium during the game between Troy and Mississippi State on October 10, 2015, in Starkville, Mississippi. (Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images)We might have a couple of upsets on our hands tonight. A pair of top 25 teams are on the verge of losing to unranked opponents.No. 22 Duke looks like it will be knocked from the ranks of the unbeaten. The Blue Devils trail Virginia Tech 17-7 in the third quarter.Virginia Tech backup quarterback Ryan Willis had a heck of a first half filling in for the injured Josh Jackson.Virginia Tech leads Duke 17-7 at halftime. Ryan Willis, starting at QB for the injured Josh Jackson, is 11/16 for 221 yards and two TDs.— Yahoo Sports College Football (@YahooSportsCFB) September 30, 2018Meanwhile, No. 23 Mississippi State is about to fall to Florida at home. The Gators lead the Bulldogs 13-6 in the fourth quarter.If the result holds, Bulldogs fans are going to be pretty upset. After all, Florida is coached by former Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen.Is Starkville going to burn tonight? Mississippi State looks really bad.— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) September 30, 2018If both Duke and Mississippi State lose, the AP and Coaches polls will certainly look different tomorrow afternoon.We’ll keep you posted on both games.
New Delhi: Overseas investors pumped in a net amount of Rs 9,031 crore into the Indian capital markets in May on expectations of more business-friendly measures following the BJP’s landslide victory in the general elections. Interestingly, foreign investors were net sellers for the first three weeks of May, but the tide turned just ahead of the announcement of election results. According to the latest depositories data, foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) infused a net sum of Rs 7,919.73 crore into equities and Rs 1,111.42 crore in the debt market during May 2-31, taking the cumulative net investment to Rs 9,031.15 crore. Also Read – SC declines Oil Min request to stay sharing of documentsPrior to this, they had invested a net Rs 16,093 crore in April, Rs 45,981 crore in March and Rs 11,182 crore in February in the capital markets (both equity and debt). Last week, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won over 300 seats on its own out of 542 seats in the Lok Sabha elections. The victory of the Narendra Modi-led coalition will ensure continuation in reform measures initiated during the NDA’s first term, experts said. During May 2-17, foreign investors pulled out a net Rs 6,399 crore from the markets amid pre-election uncertainty. Also Read – World suffering ‘synchronized slowdown’, says new IMF chiefHowever, “FPIs started to come back into Indian equities anticipating a return of NDA-led government and the flows intensified when their expectation became reality after the election results were announced on May 23, 2019,” said Himanshu Srivastava, senior research analyst, manager research at Morningstar. Srivastava said, “Now with elections behind, the focus would gradually shift towards government’s policies on economic reforms, its impact on economic growth and corporate earnings, besides global factors.”
Civeo Corporation has announced that it has secured two contracts expected to total approximately $90 million in revenues spanning 2019-2023. This includes in Australia with the award of a room commitment from Whitehaven Coal Mining to provide rooms and hospitality services from the company’s existing Boggabri and Narrabri accommodations facilities in Australia. The contract is for an initial three year time period, with a minimum room commitment and an option to extend for an additional two years. It is anticipated the initial commitment will generate approximately A$22 million in total revenues over 2019-2021.In Canada the Company was awarded a hospitality services contract to operate a 1,540-room facility for an oil sands operator in Canada with expected revenues totalling approximately C$100 million over the initial term. The contract is for an initial term of five years with an option to extend for an additional five years.“These new contracts across our operating regions in both Canada and Australia demonstrate the strength and quality of our service offerings and are consistent with our strategy of continuing to win work at our current lodges while expanding our offering of hospitality services to customer owned facilities. These contracts were already contemplated in the preliminary 2019 guidance communicated on our third quarter 2018 earnings conference call,” said Bradley J. Dodson, Civeo’s President and Chief Executive Officer.