The UK’s fate: Neither boom nor bust

first_img Tags: NULL whatsapp The UK’s fate: Neither boom nor bust A PAINFUL, extended soft patch, not a disastrous hard landing: that was the message from yesterday’s batch of global economic indicators. The US manufacturing survey improved in August, spectacularly refuting widespread expectations of a collapse and fuelling a market rally; the UK’s factory sector is still growing, albeit at a slower rate. Hard-core bulls and permabears alike have been confounded; the truth is to be found in the Third Way – sluggish but positive growth.The 56.3 reading in the US was the highest since May and was driven by gains in production and employment (any reading above 50 suggests increasing output). The jobs index reached its highest level so far this cycle, suggesting that the bloodbath in private sector jobs may soon be coming to an end. The softness in leading components – new orders and inventories – cautions against exuberance but the overall index argues against a double dip, even in the US, currently the weakest of the largest Western economies. There was also good news from China: its manufacturing index rose from 51.2 to 51.7, its first increase in four months; HSBC’s own Chinese index recorded an even faster bounce. India, meanwhile, continues to boom. We are hardly out of the woods – South Korea and Taiwan, which are exposed to Western markets, suffered further declines in their rate of manufacturing growth, as did Australia. Closer to home, manufacturing in the Eurozone grew at its slowest pace for six months, confirming that the recovery is losing some steam after a strong expansion. The UK’s index fell to its lowest level for nine months – but its reading of 54.3 still points to solid, above average growth. Yet as the Ernst & Young Item Club points out, this is consistent with the experience of previous manufacturing recoveries. There is no need to panic. These are merely one batch of indicators but they do confirm my long-held view: the UK is going to suffer from an extended period of weak growth but is very unlikely to suffer an outright double-dip recession. House prices will fall back, as they have already been doing (on average in the UK, if not in London’s hotspots) which will further depress consumer sentiment and borrowing power; highly regulated markets and excessive levels of taxation will cramp the recovery and reduce private sector job creation; the war on banks will continue to limit the availability of credit. This won’t be a Japanese-style, decade-long stagnation but rather a very British period of weak growth, as households readjust to more rational property prices, a smaller state, higher taxes and – in time – to substantially higher interest rates. The biggest short-term risk is not public spending cuts (which are vital) but a slowdown in the growth of the money supply. The amount of money held (mainly in bank accounts) by households and firms stagnated in July but grew at a decent annualised rate of 5.6 per cent over the last three months, suggesting pent-up demand for goods, services and assets. Non-financial companies’ holdings rose 0.9 per cent in July, pushing annual growth to 4.0 per cent. The corporate liquidity ratio (bank deposits divided by bank borrowing) excluding the struggling property sector is at the top of its historical range, implying continued corporate spending. As long as the money supply doesn’t fall back in the Autumn, the UK’s uncertain recovery ought to continue. Fingers crossed. 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Equity Bank Limited ( HY2009 Interim Report

first_imgEquity Bank Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2009 interim results for the half year.For more information about Equity Bank Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Equity Bank Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Equity Bank Limited (  2009 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileEquity Bank Limited is a financial services institution in Kenya providing banking products and services for the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company offers a full-service offering ranging from transactional accounts and digital banking to school fees collection, custody investment and group accounts, trade finance, asset finance and microfinance loans. Equity Bank (Kenya) Limited is a subsidiary of Equity Group Holdings Limited and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Equity Bank Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Rugby World Cup 2015: Alternative Awards

first_imgAfter six weeks of being spoiled with some marvellous rugby, it’s time to pick out the moments that caught the eye in our, er, prestigious awards LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Philanthropy award of the World Cup – Sonny Bill WilliamsGood old Sonny Bill. In a career where he has been accused of putting his own ambitions before the team, SBW has arisen to almost saintly levels of adoration by showing compassion and empathy. In the quarter-finals he offered a pair of tickets to Syrian refugees, in the semi-final, he went straight to Jesse Kriel to commiserate with him but he topped the lot in the wake of the World Cup final after presenting 14-year-old Charlie Lines with his winners medal after he was ‘smoked’ by an over-zealous security guard. Arise, Sir Sonny! than a cheetah award – Craig JoubertPicture the scene. There are just 120 seconds left on the clock and Scotland are 34-32 up against Australia and on the cusp of a famous victory. Joubert made a rogue call that prop Jon Welsh was in an offside position saw Scotland penalized and Bernard Foley slotting the winning penalty to a cacophony of boos in torrential rain. Fine, referees make mistakes but what happened next wasn’t clever. Sensing a lynch mob, Joubert looked furtively around and departed the field sharpish in what was interpreted as tantamount to admitting guilt. Brett Gosper, World Rugby’s CEO suggested he may have needed the loo…*insert pun here*Tears in the eyes award – Daniel HourcadeArgentina do pasión better than anyone else. Perhaps it’s their genetic make-up but to see tears rolling down the cheeks of 18st behemoths during the anthems is genuinely moving. It was no surprise to see Pumas coach Daniel Hourcade openly shedding tears when Argentina bowed at the business end of the tournament. He said later in the press conference he could barely remember in the emotion at the final whistle but it said everything that Argentina would continue to play in their swashbuckling way. How refreshing. Viral hit: Video of Sonny Bill Williams donating his medal went global It’s a heartbreaking moment for #ARG coach Daniel Hourcade after his side’s brilliant showing at #RWC2015— Rugby World Cup (@rugbyworldcup) October 25, 2015Funniest moment – Johnny Redelinghuys Johnny Redelinghuys is not a man with thousands of points to his name. Indeed, his robust physique points to a career hitting rucks and in dark places but after becoming the first Namibian to win his 50th and final cap against Argentina, he saw an opening after JC Greyling went over for a consolation score. With the final kick of the match, Redelinghuys, whose day job is running a steel construction company, gave a little shake of the hips and stepped up for the conversion. It was a kick with limited artistic merit yet reached the foot of the post. However the smile from Redlinghuys was as wide as Namibia’s Fish River canyon so you could forgive him. A lovely moment.The ‘he writes his own scripts’ award – Dan CarterWith 1590-points to his name. You could say the last eight-points of Daniel Carter’s career reinforced his standing as the greatest fly-half of his generation. On 69 minutes, he received an arrow-like pass from Aaron Smith in the pocket and with a quick step onto his preferred left-foot, struck the ball between the uprights majestically. Five-minutes later, the All Blacks were awarded a scrum-penalty from 48m. It was a distance at the very edge of his range, but he nailed it with centimetres to spare. With a minute-to-go, after Beauden Barrett’s breakaway try he dinked a conversion with his unfamiliar right-boot. With that, it was 1598 and out.The ‘Downton Abbey award for services to drama’ – Japan beating South AfricaIn World Cups, when Tier 2 team face two-time World Champions, there’s usually only one outcome. Unlike football, when Cup shocks are two-a-penny, in Test Rugby outcomes are usually predictable. Eddie Jones’ masterminded Japan’s entry into the history books with a deserved over South Africa. The denouement came with a fend from No 8 Amanaki Mafi to create just enough space to put Karne Hesketh in the corner. Cue complete and utter bedlam.The ‘party balloon’s gone flat’ award – EnglandEngland were trumpted for what seemed like an eternity as genuine contenders for the Rugby World Cup with bookmakers installing them as second favourites, sent off by Take That, they had home advantage and groundswell of support. The end was swift and clinical, just 16 days in. The previous week they’d been downed by Wales after some poor decisions and against Australia, they were chastened, with their heaviest defeat at Twickenham. There was no place to hide as they were booed off.Bitter disappointment: England in the aftermath of being knocked out against AustraliaThe ‘big guys have feelings too award’ – Mamuka GorgodzeThe 6ft 5in, 19st Georgian is a man’s man, who happily wraps up opposition defenders into a small ball and spits them out. Not a man who you’d think would openly show emotion.After a man-of-the-match showing against Tonga, Gorgodze, put his body on the line against the All Blacks and led them to a ‘respectable’ 43-10 defeat to the All Blacks. At the final whistle he was named Man of the Match again as the camera panned to him on the bench, he smiled, looked surprised before clasped his hands together to gesture a thank you to fans, before having several hefty slaps on the back from his team-mates. Heart-warming. #RWC2015Moments – #GEO captain @mamukagorgodze’s reaction when he was named Man of the Match against #NZL— Rugby World Cup (@rugbyworldcup) November 1, 2015 The services to A&E wards award – Wales’ backlineWales had a relatively injury-free Six Nations but as soon as Jonathan Davies was ruled out in May through an ACL injury, it started a domino effect. Against Italy, in-form scrum-half Rhys Webb ruled out through a serious foot injury. In the same game, the world’s best place-kicker Leigh Halfpenny also did his ACL. You’d have thought it ended there but in five-minute passage against England they lost Liam Williams to concussion, Scott Williams to a leg-injury and Hallam Amos to a dislocated shoulder. Even their back-up Eli Walker was injured. Did it end there? Did it ‘eck. In the quarter-final against South Africa they lost Tyler Morgan to a dislocated shoulder and Gareth Anscombe to an ankle-injury. They’d have been on the dog and bone to Gerald Davies and JPR for the game against New Zealand if they’d won!Familiar sight: Wales’ Scott Williams is taken off the field on a stretcherThe ‘finest use of a nickname’ award – PooperDavid Pocock spent nearly two years of his life between World Cups on the rehab table, recovering from consecutive ACL injuries, while his heir Michael Hooper racked up the caps and showed himself to be a world-class player. With a return to fitness for Pocock, Michael Cheika played them together against the All Blacks to inflict their first win over the All Blacks for four years and sensibly kept the combination going in the World Cup. They destroyed England at the breakdown and were anointed ‘Pooper’, for they most definitely pooped on England’s parade from a great height.Double-trouble: Michael Hooper and David Pocock caused havoc at the breakdownThe ‘comeback from a near death experience’ award – Schalk BurgerEven a near-death experience with spinal meningitis wasn’t enough to keep Schalk Burger away from a fourth World Cup outing, but Schalk wasn’t there to be an encouraging squad member on the fringes. That’s not his bag, so he produced a tournament of such ferocity, skill and leadership that he further reinforced his reputation as a Bok legend. He comfortably topped the carrying stats, was third in the tackle count and showed surprisingly soft hands. “I thought I played some nice rugby”, Burger commented, modestly, in a press conference. You could say that.The clamp: Schalk Burger put in 75 tackles during a superb tournamentThe ‘crazy fans’ award – Argentina and IrelandOver 2.4 million fans can take a bow for making it the best supported Tournament ever but the Irish and Argentina fans stood out. Ireland set a world record rugby attendance at Wembley with nearly 90,000 fans turning out to see them playing Romania before turning Cardiff green for their other Pool games. The atmosphere for Ireland v France was intoxicating with the noise levels even surpassing Wales internationals. As for the Pumas fans, they brought dancing, lots of gesticulating and importantly a sense of fun. The only sadness was one set of supporters had to leave the tournament after their quarter-final tear up.Love the craic: The Ireland fans filled Cardiff during the tournament‘Don’t call it a comeback’ for best use of social media – Dai LamaHe lives in a secluded monastery – thought to be in rural West Wales – with his trusted friend Tenzing, mostly thinking (in)pure thoughts about the game’s prize targets and he had been on self-induced period of hibernation – from Twitter that is – before being tempted back with his usual array of sharp put-downs, mastery of photoshop and ‘LOL’ moments. Such dedication that has seen him amass over 61,000 followers and they will hope Dai returns after his vacation on a tropical island just off…Burry Port.The ‘sit back, eat your popcorn and enjoy the show’ award – Argentina’s back threeWhile the likes of Israel Folau, George North and Bryan Habana were expected to dominate the try-scoring charts and metres carried, the Argentina back-three of Juan Imhoff, Santiago Cordero and Joaquin Tuculet came to the tournament with little fanfare. By the tournament’s end, the trio were household names, with Cordero’s footwork – he made the second most clean breaks and carried third furthest (514m), coupled with Imhoff’s élan which saw him dance over for five tries, dovetailed with full-back Tuculet’s ability to break from deep – he was fifth in metres carried (433m). Daniel Hourcade’s decision to let his players express themselves paid off handsomely.The ‘death by offload’ award – Leone NakarawaLeone Nakarawa has recently said he is so comfortable offloading because he grew up passing the ball in rivers in Fiji, up to his waist. He has transferred those skills to rugby pitch to the point where anyone who is in support of the Glasgow Warrior expects the ball to pop out somewhere as he goes into contact. Not only was he top offloader in the Pro12, but he was top in the World Cup Pool stages for offloads (10) and turnovers (9). A phenomenal talent.The ‘gracious in defeat’ award – Heyneke MeyerHeyneke Meyer is the ultimate competitor, often seen gesticulating wildly, jumping for joy or holding his head in his hands, but if the Springboks lose, he is a lesson in magnamity. After the defeat to Japan, he refused to make excuses for the loss and against the All Blacks, his grace in defeat impressed the world’s rugby media. When the Brave Blossoms were announced as winners of the ‘Best Moment of the World Cup’, he led a standing ovation from the Springboks at the World Rugby awards. Classy guy.last_img read more

San Esteban House / Bedodostudio

first_imgphotographs:  Enrique Soza ValenzuelaPhotographs:  Enrique Soza ValenzuelaEngineer:Pablo LabraConstructor:Mauricio GarateArchitect In Charge:David Bedodo, Víctor VillanuevaCountry:ChileMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Enrique Soza ValenzuelaRecommended ProductsDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedText description provided by the architects. San Esteban is a little rural town located in the Andes pre-mountains of the V region of Chile, just one and a half hours north from Santiago. The house is set on a very steep ground that provides spectacular views of the cordillera de los Andes.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe house main concept evokes one big roof or coverthat shelters the housing program. Every room directly relates to the scenery through a glazed façade that moves in and out allowing inner spaces to communicate with light patios and semi outdoor terraces all sheltered by the roof eaves. The roof or cover emerges from natural ground level, with a slope that generates higher interior spaces against the perimeter glass façade. In order to keep the horizontal relation, all the interior walls and volumes maintain a single height, while the roof or cover is sustained by metal pillars that stretch to different heights in relation to the roof slope.Save this picture!© Enrique Soza ValenzuelaAs in plain sight and without any makeup is how we like to refer to the project concept of materials use, which is basically concrete, wood and steel. Materials applied as purely as possible, plain concrete for walls and floors, pinewood boards for the façade without varnish nor painting and for the outdoor terraces raw paint less pinewood boards. As for the metals, black color was chosen so as to harmonize the texture and looks of both steel and aluminum used in the glazed walls.Save this picture!© Enrique Soza ValenzuelaIn this philosophy the house subtly touches the terrain topography and its cover fulfills the role of completing the surface leveled by the house setting, minimizing the house impact on its surroundings, scenery and nature.   Project gallerySee allShow lessLive Out Your Adult Treehouse Fantasies With the SkysphereArchitecture NewsAndrea Maffei Architects’ Entry to Cinisi Church Competition is Full of IconographyUnbuilt Project Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Photographs 2013 Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects Save this picture!© Enrique Soza Valenzuela+ 11 Share ArchDaily Architects: Bedodostudio Area Area of this architecture project Area:  140 m² Area:  140 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  San Esteban House / Bedodostudio San Esteban House / BedodostudioSave this projectSaveSan Esteban House / Bedodostudio Chile CopyAbout this officeBedodostudioOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesChilePublished on October 04, 2015Cite: “San Esteban House / Bedodostudio” 04 Oct 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeBathroomsGeberitBathroom Series – ONESkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight F100 CircularMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassAluminium CompositesAmerican MetalcraftAluminum Panels – Decorative Fencing for BridgesPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsWater Facade PanelDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Concealed Sliding Door | MareaWall / Ceiling LightsiGuzziniExterior Light – WalkyWoodPlycoWood Boards – Birch LaserplyMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?San Esteban 别墅 / Bedodostudio是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Houses 2013 “COPY” CopyHouses•Chilelast_img read more

Irish lottery may be sold

first_img Howard Lake | 16 September 2011 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Gaming Ireland Law / policy Irish lottery may be sold Irish deputy prime minister, or Tanaiste, Eamon Gilmore has confirmed that the Government is considering selling off the National Lottery as part of its review of state assets.The National Lottery raised €244 million for charity in 2010. Since it was established 22 years ago it has raised over €3.6 billion for charity, supporting the themes of youth, sports and amenities; health and welfare; arts, culture and national heritage, and the Irish Language.Mr Gilmore told RTE News that the coalition was committed to selling off €2 billion worth of assets and that it was looking into how much the sale of the National Lottery and other assets could generate.He said: “No decision has been made. It’s a case of the Government looking at what the options are and that’s one of the options.”He added that, if it were to be sold, the government would ensure that the amount it contributes to community, arts and sports initiatives would be protected.Deirdre Garvey, Chief Executive of charity umbrella group, The Wheel, said the National Lottery sale must not adversely affect charities in Ireland. She added that if the lottery were sold off consideration should be given to a model similar to that in the UK.www.lottery.ielast_img read more

Newcastle West primary care health centre will create 100 full-time jobs

first_imgWhatsApp A computer generated image of the Newcastle West Primary Care CentreCONSTRUCTION on a new primary care health centre in Newcastle West commenced this week with up to 100 people currently working on site.The development is located at Station Road, Newcastle West and the completed building will employ around 100 full-time staff from both the public and private sectors when fully operational.The building will extend to about 45,000 square feet over three floors with 120 car parking spaces when it is completed in early 2022.The HSE will occupy the majority of the Centre along with Tusla, a GP clinic, a new pharmacy and a café.Accommodation will include provision for a general practice clinic, public health nursing, dental, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, ophthalmology, psychology, mental health, speech & language therapy and diagnostics.During construction up to 100 people will work on site and when fully operational, Newcastle West Primary Care Centre will employ around 100 full time staff from both the public and private sectors.Local TD and Minister for the Office of Public Works, Patrick O’Donovan said he was delighted to see that the construction of the primary care centre at Station Road in Newcastle West has started.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “This is a fabulous development for Newcastle West and for the wider County Limerick area. It will enhance the primary health care offering for patients across the county, and will allow for improved diagnostic for people on a much more local basis, and as a result will help the overall health care delivery in Limerick,” Minister O’Donovan enthused.“Having a centre of this scale in the town of Newcastle West will make the town an even more attractive place for people to live and invest in and I am sure it will be welcomed by everyone across the community. I look forward to the completion of the centre and I wish those who are building the centre well in the time ahead.” Email NewsHealthNewcastle West primary care health centre will create 100 full-time jobsBy Alan Jacques – December 4, 2020 1905 Advertisement Twittercenter_img Linkedin Facebook Print Previous articleCity shoppers invited to walk in a window wonderland at ChristmasNext articleBumper Christmas Auction in Sixmilebridge this weekend Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

Candida nivariensis, an emerging pathogenic fungus with multidrug resistance to antifungal agents

first_imgIn 2005, Candida nivariensis, a yeast species genetically related to Candida glabrata, was described following its isolation from three patients in a single Spanish hospital. Between 2005 and 2006, 16 fungal isolates with phenotypic similarities to C nivariensis were submitted to the United Kingdom Mycology Reference Laboratory for identification. The strains originated from various clinical specimens, including deep, usually sterile sites, from patients at 12 different hospitals in the United Kingdom. PCR amplification and sequencing of the D1D2 and internal transcribed spacer 1 (ITS1) regions of the nuclear ribosomal gene cassette confirmed that these isolates from the United Kingdom are genetically identical to C. nivariensis. Biochemically, C. glabrata and C. nivariensis are distinguished by their differential abilities to assimilate trehalose. However, in contrast to the original published findings, we found that C. glabrata isolates, but not C. nivariensis isolates, are capable of assimilating this substrate. Antifungal susceptibility tests revealed that C. nivariensis isolates are less susceptible than C. glabrata isolates to itraconazole, fluconazole, and voriconazole and to have significantly higher flucytosine MICs than C. glabrata strains. Finally, C. nivariensis could be rapidly distinguished from the other common pathogenic fungus species by pyrosequencing of the ITS2 region. In the light of these data, we believe that C. nivariensis should be regarded as a clinically important emerging pathogenic fungus.last_img read more

Kalani Sitake Named As Eddie Robinson Award Finalist

first_img Written by Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailDALLAS-Monday, BYU head football coach Kalani Sitake was named as a finalist for the 2020 Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award, joining eight other contenders.Sitake, who is 37-26 (.587) in his fifth season at BYU, led the Cougars to a 10-1 record in 2020, headed into Tuesday’s Boca Raton Bowl against Central Florida at Boca Raton, Fla.Sitake is contending for the title with the following coaches:Tom Allen, IndianaBrent Brennan, San Jose StateMatt Campbell, Iowa StateJamey Chadwell, Coastal CarolinaKarl Dorrell, ColoradoLuke Fickell, CincinnatiNick Saban, AlabamaDabo Swinney, ClemsonSaban and Swinney have led their squads to The College Football Playoff this season.The 2020 recipient of this award will be announced the week of January 4-8, 2021, prior to the College Football Playoff championship game January 11 at Hard Rock Stadium of Miami Gardens, Fla. Tags: BYU Football/Kalani Sitake December 21, 2020 /Sports News – Local Kalani Sitake Named As Eddie Robinson Award Finalistlast_img read more

Clarkson, streaking Jazz win showdown vs Simmons, 76ers

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Jordan Clarkson scored a season-high 40 points to send the streaking Utah Jazz past the Philadelphia 76ers 134-123 in a matchup of conference leaders despite a career-best 42 points from Ben Simmons.Clarkson hit a career-high eight 3-pointers and Donovan Mitchell added 24 points to help the Jazz overcome an early 14-point deficit.Utah has won eight straight games and 19 of 20.Philadelphia was minus big man Joel Embiid, a late scratch because of back tightness. Playing without his All-Star running mate, Simmons had 12 assists and nine rebounds — barely missing a triple-double. Tobias Harris scored a season-high 36 points for the Sixers in a fast-paced game between championship hopefuls. Associated Press February 16, 2021 /Sports News – Local Clarkson, streaking Jazz win showdown vs Simmons, 76ers Tags: Jordan Clarkson/NBA/Utah Jazzlast_img read more