Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 44-year-old homeless man was found dead Thursday night in a Greenport garage, Southold Town police said. German Mendoza was discovered inside a detached garage after a concerned friend went to check on him, police said in a news release.Mendoza’s death is not considered suspicious, police said. The Suffolk County medical examiner’s office has yet to determine a cause of death.A deep freeze has enveloped the region for days, but police did not say if the brutal cold was a factor in Mendoza’s death. Southold Town Police Chief Martin Flatley told Southold Local that the garage Mendoza was sleeping in was not constructed for living and lacked heat and facilities. A notification has been made to Mendoza’s next of kin, police said.
“Japan and the world economy will be severely hit,” Nikkan Sports quoted him as saying, adding that another postponement should be considered before cancellation.Tokyo 2020 was not immediately available to comment on the report.Tokyo 2020 President Yoshiro Mori said during the organizing committee’s executive board meeting on Friday that cancelling the Games had not been discussed with the IOC.With the Beijing Winter Olympics and soccer World Cup to be staged in 2022, delaying the Tokyo Games further would cause greater scheduling issues and conflicts.Takahashi, a former executive at the advertising agency Dentsu Inc, made headlines in March when a Reuters investigation found that he was paid $8.2 million by the committee that spearheaded Tokyo’s bid for the 2020 Games. Tokyo 2020 board member Haruyuki Takahashi has said a further delay to the already-postponed Olympics should be considered instead of canceling the event if the COVID-19 pandemic does not improve, Japanese daily Nikkan Sports reported on Tuesday.The Japanese government and the International Olympic Committee made the unprecedented decision in March to postpone the Games, originally due to start next month, until 2021.IOC President Thomas Bach has said the Games would have to be scrapped if the event cannot be held next year but Takahashi said cancelling them would have major financial implications. Topics :
ABS analysis shows owner occupiers are picking up investor slack when it comes to finance. Photo: Glenn Hunt/Getty ImagesHomeowner finance is on the rise according to the latest release from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).According to ABS Lending Finance analysis for July 2017, the total value of owner occupied housing commitments excluding alterations and additions rose 0.7 per cent in trend terms and 0.9 per cent seasonally adjusted.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoIn comparison, investors saw a one per cent drop in their trend number, and a 3.9 per cent fall on the seasonally adjusted result.In trend terms, the number of commitments for the construction of dwellings rose two per cent — the same results as for the number of commitments for the purchase of new dwellings.The number of commitments for the purchase of established dwellings rose just 0.3 per cent in trend term, but remained dominant at type, comprising 83 per cent of total commitments.CommSec chief economist, Craig James, said the ABS results show construction still has a way to run.“Budding owners of new homes remain active – loans to buy blocks of land hit $7.6 billion over the year to July, up 21 per cent on a year ago.“The home building boom has legs,” he said.
After 14 seasons of serving as the head coach for the Wisconsin men’s basketball team, Bo Ryan has decided his 15th season will be his last, per a statement released by UW officials Monday afternoon.In his career at Wisconsin, Ryan has posted a record of 357-125, won four Big Ten regular season championships, three Big Ten tournament championships and made it to 14 NCAA tournaments in 14 seasons.He has been most successful in the last two seasons, as he led the program to consecutive Final Four appearances, which included a trip to the national championship game in April for the first time since 1941. Overall, Ryan has advanced to the Sweet 16 seven times and the Elite Eight three times. Statement from #Badgers head coach Bo Ryan pic.twitter.com/pVSeO5eATC— Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) June 29, 2015Ryan’s final season at UW won’t be as easy as recent years, with four starters – Frank Kaminsky, Sam Dekker, Josh Gasser and Traevon Jackson – from last year’s national runner-up team who will not be returning. But, two potential all-Big Ten selections, Nigel Hayes and Bronson Koenig, will be back, which was part of the reason Ryan decided to return for one more season, according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman.One source close to Wisconsin program was surprised that Bo Ryan didn’t announce his retirement immediately instead of coaching this year.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) June 29, 2015 One source close to program told ESPN that he feels like Bo Ryan decided to coach one more season due to loyalty to Nigel & Bronson Koenig.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) June 29, 2015Ryan has been named Big Ten Coach of the Year four times, with the most recent coming this past year when he led the Badgers to a 16-2 conference record.In his college coaching career, Ryan has amassed a 740-228 record dating back to 1984 when he took his first college head coaching job at Division III UW-Platteville. Ryan went on to win four national championships at UW-Platteville before making the jump to Division I to coach UW-Milwaukee from 1999-2001.According to the statement, Ryan’s hope is that associate head coach Greg Gard will fill his shoes following his retirement.Gard is already second-in-command of the program.He has been assistant to Ryan since 1993 when they coached at UW-Platteville and later at UW-Milwaukee, before both joining the Wisconsin coaching staff in 2003. Their career history largely lead to Gard’s promotion to associate head coach before the 2008 season.
New Delhi, Jun 14 (PTI) Indian telecom operators are expected to rake in Rs 95,500 crore in revenues from mobile data services over the next five years, says a report by ICRA.Mobile data revenues are expected to grow at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21 per cent by financial year 2021 and are expected to contribute 34 per cent to the total mobile service earnings, the ratings agency said.At present, mobile data accounts for about 20 per cent of the telecom operators revenues, the report said.”Over the last five years, data revenues for the ICRA Sample of telcos traced a strong CAGR of 54 per cent from Rs 3,200 crore in FY 2011-12 to Rs 27,450 crore in FY 2015-16,” ICRA AVP Corporate Sector ratings Harsh Jagnani said.Nevertheless, when compared to international levels, the data revenues as proportion of total mobile service revenues in India are significantly lower, presenting a strong growth driver, he added.ICRA said the revenue stream of the telecom companies has evolved over the years from being largely driven by voice services to one with a substantial mix of data revenues.High speed data services were started in India post the 2010 auction of data-centric spectrum. With growing data requirement, data service technology has evolved from 2G to 3G and now 4G by way of LTE (Long Term Evolution) technology.As on December 2015, the broadband subscribers (3G and 4G) comprised 46 per cent of the total data subscribers for the ICRA Sample, as against just 8 per cent, as on June 2012.Now with 4G rollout, ICRA expects the proportion of mobile broadband subscribers (3G and 4G) in the total data subscribers to increase further.advertisement”Data revenues constitute 19 per cent of the total revenues for ICRA Sample of Indian telcos, which is significantly lower than the 40-50 per cent seen for mature international markets and 20-30 per cent seen for emerging markets,” Jagnani said.India is 3-5 years behind the developed markets in terms of roll out of data services and its penetration to a meaningful extent, he added.A majority of the developed markets witnessed rollout of 3G services during 2004-2006.In these markets, 3G services evolved and matured over 7-9 years before the rollout of 4G/LTE services. In China, 3G was rolled out in 2009 and within five years, 4G was launched.”In India, 3G rollout began in 2011 and is still in early stage, while the 4G network rollout has started,” he said.Given the high competitive intensity in India and risks of aggressive pricing, India will see data growth at low realisations, he added. PTI SR SBT MKJ