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Week 17 NFL games to cement postseason picture

Week 17 NFL games to cement postseason picture

Sports
Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Week 17 provides an abundance of scenarios for which teams miss and make the NFL playoffs, but also determines the top seeds and teams that receive byes from the AFC and NFC. This year, 14 teams will participate in the NFL postseason, up from 12 in previous seasons. Seven teams will make the playoffs from each conference. So far, three teams from the AFC and five teams from the NFC have clinched playoff berths. Advertisement Just one team from each conference will earn first-round byes in 2020 as part of the restructured playoff format. The reigning Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs have clinched the top seed and first-round bye for the AFC. The Chiefs also are heavy favorites to repeat as champions. Most sports betting websites also list the Green Bay Packers, New ...
Real picture will emerge in Q2 and Q3 after the moratorium ends: Arulselvan D, Cholamandalam Finance

Real picture will emerge in Q2 and Q3 after the moratorium ends: Arulselvan D, Cholamandalam Finance

Finance
Chennai: The possibility of default has been frozen and the real picture will emerge in Q2 and Q3 when the moratorium ends, said Arulselvan D., Executive Vice President & CFO, Cholamandalam Investment and Finance Company. He said that while NPAs had increased in March, they decreased in June. Arulselvan said that it stood at 3.8% in March which is not so different from what it was in December (pre-Covid-19) at 3.5%. Now, he said the level was 3.3%. He said this was partly due to the moratorium. "As of now the NPAs have improved but we should not be complacent and be tight about it so that this credit behaviour is ingrained and we hold it at this level," he said. However, Arulselvan warned that it was crucial to tread carefully and warned that giving a moratorium beyond this was "no...
Portland: A city under siege, overrun with anarchists? It’s a far more complex picture

Portland: A city under siege, overrun with anarchists? It’s a far more complex picture

World
There is nothing straightforward about what is happening here in Portland.After the arrival of federal troops this month it has morphed into something else. There are still thousands of people who protest peacefully in support of Black Lives Matter each evening. But as night falls, a crowd surrounds the federal courthouse. Among them, a violent contingent who lob fireworks and push against the temporary metal fence separating the troops and the public. Image: Federal police are guarding the courthouse in downtown Portland Image: For 11 nights tear gas and rubber bullets have been fired back at protesters For 11 nights tear gas and rubber bullets have been fired back at proteste...
Oscars 2020: South Korea’s Parasite makes history by winning best picture

Oscars 2020: South Korea’s Parasite makes history by winning best picture

Entertainment
Media playback is unsupported on your device South Korean film Parasite has been named best picture at this year's Oscars, becoming the first non-English language film to take the top prize.Renee Zellweger won best actress for playing Judy Garland in Judy. Joaquin Phoenix was named best actor for Joker.Brad Pitt and Laura Dern scooped the supporting acting awards for their roles in Once Upon A Time in Hollywood and Marriage Story respectively.Parasite won four awards in total, while Sir Sam Mendes's 1917 took three.The World War One epic had been the favourite to win best picture, but its awards all came in the technical categories.Parasite in paradise Parasite's Bong Joon-ho beat Sir Sam to the p...
Oscars 2020: Parasite makes history as it wins best picture

Oscars 2020: Parasite makes history as it wins best picture

Entertainment
South Korean film Parasite has made history by becoming the first foreign language film to take the top prize at the Oscars.Bong Joon-ho's subtitled black comedy was the most successful film of the night, taking home four Oscars in total. Image: Bong Joon-ho's Parasite has topped the winners list at this year's Oscars It is a watershed moment for the Academy Awards, which has never seen a non-English language film win best picture.It is also the first ever Korean film to take home an Oscar.While many expected Sam Mendes' wartime epic 1917 would nab the prize, it was the word-of-mouth box office smash that took home the statuette on the night. Advertisement ...