Madappa, who came in from Houston, where he has joined Madappa, who came in from Houston, where he has joined University this year, is still waiting for his bags and he simply walked with his teammates in practice. Among top contenders this year will be the Australians and the Chinese. Leading the pack is Curtis Luck (world amateur No. 2), who last month won the individual honours in World Amateurs in Mexico, and then led his team to another title. Teammate Cameron Davis is looking at going one better than second place, where he was when rain forced cancellation of final round, leaving Cheng Jin of China as the winner. Also here are other Australians, Harrison Endycott, Anthony Quayle, Travis Smith and Brett Coletta. Defending champion 18-year-old Jin is back for another crack at the title and emulate Japans Hideki Matsuyama as the only player to retain the title. Before Jin, another Chinese prodigy Guan Tianlang won the title in 2012. Jin, now a freshman at University of Southern California, and 17-year-old Guan Tianlang, the 2012 champion, are both playing in the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship for the fifth straight year. The pair are leading members of a seven-strong China contingent that also includes event debutant Andy Zhang, the third member of the team with major championship experience, having played in the 2012 US Open when he was 14. PTI Cor SSC SSC
Every March Madness features a couple of exhilarating games, but can we measure which games were the most exciting? In this video, Neil Paine and Reuben Fischer-Baum introduce FiveThirtyEight’s excitement index for this year’s NCAA tournaments, which will measure how exciting each game was based on swings in in-game win probability. Plus, a friendly wager: What first-round game will be the most exciting?
Holtzbrinck, whose portfolio includes Nature and Scientific American, will hold 53 percent of the new joint company. The newly combined group will have a valuation of more than €5 billion ($5.81 billion USD). Springer Science CEO Derk Haank tells Reuters that the merger will create economies of scale that will enable the group to invest in product. Not included in the merger are Holtzbrinck’s IT, software and consumer books divisions. Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, owners of Macmillan Science and Education, and BC Partners, owners and fund advisors of Springer Science+Business, have reached a merger agreement to join the two groups. The transaction is still pending approval from various competition authorities, which should conclude in the first half of 2015.
Investors of two schemes of JM Financial Mutual Fund will be receiving dividend on their units for which the fund house has fixed Sept. 24 as the record date. It will be paying up to Rs. 2.25 per unit as dividend on JM Balanced Fund (Direct) under the quarterly dividend option. Unit holders of JM Arbitrage Advantage Fund will be paid up to Rs. 0.05 per unit under dividend and direct-dividend options. On September 19, 2016, the net asset value of JM Balanced Fund (Direct) dividend option was Rs. 29.27 per unit while that of JM Arbitrage Advantage Fund (dividend option) was Rs. 10.46 per unit and JM Arbitrage Advantage Fund (direct dividend option) was Rs. 10.81 per unit.Indian stock markets ended in the red on Tuesday, reversing the winning streak of four straight days. The BSE Sensex closed 111 points lower at 28,523 while the NSE Nifty ended at 8,775, down 32 points from its previous close.Top Sensex losers were Hero Motocorp, Adani Ports and Bajaj Auto.Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) were net sellers of Indian equities worth Rs. 1,147 crore on Tuesday while domestic institutional investors (DIIs) were net buyers of stocks worth Rs. 772 crore, according to provisional data released by the National Stock Exchange (NSE).Mutual funds have been net buyers of Indian equities on stock markets in the past few days, reversing their position earlier. They bought Indian stocks worth about Rs. 13 crore on Monday after closing their position as net sellers at Rs. 172 crore last Friday.