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    [Australia], Dec 24 (ANI): Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc, who has played under the leadership of Indian skipper Virat Kohli in the Indian Premier League (IPL), believes that the top-ranked Reported by Sify 7 minutes ago.

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    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Australian Open in January will play a 10-point tiebreaker in deciding sets, no longer playing advantage in the final sets. The tournament said Friday that the decision, reported widely a month ago but denied by Australian Open officials, came after consultation with current and former players and tennis officials. Australian […] Reported by Seattle Times 4 days ago.

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    Apple today extended its limited-time promotion offering extra trade-in credit towards an iPhone XR or iPhone XS to additional countries, including Australia, Canada, Japan, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United Arab Emirates. The promotion first launched in the United States in late November.
    The promotion has also gone live in the China region, as spotted by 9to5Mac, including Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macao.

    As in the United States, Apple is offering higher trade-in values for select older iPhone models towards the purchase of a new iPhone XR or iPhone XS. In Australia, for example, the iPhone XR starts at $1,229, but customers can purchase the device for as low as $849 when trading in an iPhone 7 Plus for a limited time.

    In certain countries, the promotion is only available at Apple Stores, but it is also available on Apple.com in some regions. Apple says the offer ends January 31, 2019 in China and Japan, but it has yet to specify a deadline in other countries.

    Many analysts have expressed concerns about weakening iPhone sales, and Apple's aggressive marketing of the iPhone XR in particular and its decision to stop disclosing iPhone unit sales starting next quarter fit that narrative. Apple's stock price is down nearly 30 percent since the day of its last earnings report.
    Related Roundups: iPhone XS, iPhone XR
    Tags: China, Australia, Apple trade-in
    Buyer's Guide: iPhone XS (Buy Now), iPhone XR (Buy Now)

    Discuss this article in our forums Reported by MacRumours.com 4 days ago.

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    Volatility ravaged the stock market this year. Here's what that was like for first-time investors. (NFLX, SFIX, EL, IRBT)· Stocks were particularly volatile in 2018 after years of slow and steady gains for the major US markets. That might be intimidating to novice investors.
    · Business Insider spoke with new retail investors, all millennials, to find out what they learned amid the volatility.
    · "Starting now is difficult because of the volatility in the market, and so I think what’s important is for individuals to accept what camp are they in," one financial advisor said. "Are they trying to be active traders in the market, or are they trying to be long-term investors?” 

    The stock market was relentless in 2018. The tone was often uncertain, with the market many times opening higher only to turn red in the afternoon. Trade wars, rising interest rates, and concerns around slowing economic growth dominated the fundamental backdrop.

    Investors who entered the market for the very first time at the start of this turbulent year probably didn't know they'd be in for such an uneven ride. The S&P 500 posted 60 intraday moves of 1% in either direction, the most since 2015, according to LPL Research. But they're holding on as the major US indexes have plummeted into a correction — down at least 10% from their recent peaks. 

    Business Insider spoke with millennials who began investing in 2018 — a volatile year for a market that punished investors after more than two years of slow, steady, and nearly uninterrupted gains.

    *Diving in*

    For Amber Jamieson, 32, a reporter based in New York who began buying stocks in January, investing has been something of a source of excitement amid the volatility. She said she's learned to take a step back and exercise patience when it comes to short-term moves.

    She was inspired to start investing after finding herself with several thousand dollars after taking a buyout from a prior job. Jamieson, a Melbourne, Australia, native, felt encouraged to jump into the market when some of her friends began buying cannabis stocks in Australia. For her first investment, Jamieson bought $600 of Estee Lauder shares, employing the market strategy of "investing in what you know."

    The investment has been a loser for Jamieson, with shares down 2% this year after a 65% rise in 2017. Still, she's held onto it, and is particularly optimistic on the skincare industry right now.

    "I try to buy things that I feel are not evil companies," Jamieson said, who recently started an email newsletter, "Better Have My Money," where she discusses her investments.

    "And I try to be very thoughtful about — what is the product they’re making, or things that they’re doing, who’s running it, what does this company look like? How diverse is their board, what industry is it in, are they in any kind of scandals, whether that be bosses sexually harassing workers, or how much they’re paying workers, or an environment catastrophe — it rules out a lot of companies by trying to be very thoughtful about who they are as companies, whether I would want to give them my money."

    She currently has holdings in nine different companies, including iRobot, Netflix, and Match Group.

    Experts say younger investors tend to invest with their personal values in mind. A Nuveen-Harris Poll survey conducted in mid-2017 found that the majority of millennial respondents were interested in investing in companies deemed socially responsible. A 2017 Morgan Stanley survey found similar results.

    *Read more: *The Fed just marched ahead with an interest-rate hike — here's what the increase means for your wallet

    "Starting now is difficult because of the volatility in the market, and so I think what's important is for individuals to accept what camp are they in," Davin Carey, managing financial advisor at Carey & Hanna, a California-based advisory practice affiliated with HD Vest, told Business Insider. "Are they trying to be active traders in the market, or are they trying to be long-term investors?" 

    He added: "While it doesn’t necessarily usually end up giving the best long-term performance or is the financial planner’s recommendation, I think if you’re starting off, especially with a small dollar amount, buying a few shares of something that you have a passion about, that you can track and follow on a regular basis, it's actually a really good way to force yourself to hyper-educate yourself in a short period of time."

    *App-based investing*

    Individual investors have turned to apps like Acorns — which charges between $1 and $3 per month depending on which plan users choose — and Stash, which is free for the first month and then $1 or $2 per month depending on the account.

    Stash says it's seen its customer base double over the past year to 3 million customers. Users who are new to investing dominate the platform, with 86% self-identifying as a first-time or beginner investor. The average user's age is 29, with a household income of around $50,000. Its gender split is around 60% male and 40% female.

    Large intraday swings haven't made for significant changes to activity on the platform, said Allyson Federbush, head of communications at Stash. It has seen "minimal change in net transactions on volatile days."

    *Read more: *It's foolish for investors to try to time the next recession — here's a surefire 3-part strategy UBS says can thrive in any environment

    Cody Carman, a programmer analyst who lives in Illinois, is a fan of Acorns. He began investing in March, and transfers $5 per day into the app's "Core" investing platform (where users' money is invested into a portfolio of ETFs), and $5 per day into its "Later" platform (for retirement).

    "I was prompted because my brother-in-law does investing too, but is much more involved," Carman, 31, wrote to Business Insider in an email earlier this week.

    *Coming to terms with crypto*

    In another corner of the market, investors of all stripes have been drawn to cryptocurrencies over the past year. Bitcoin, the largest digital currency by market capitalization, has fallen 71% in 2018.

    Jeffrey Podis, a 24-year old barista who lives in Tennessee and recently finished his bachelor's degree, pulled his money out of crypto in October and added it to his Acorns account.

    "I had the misconception at the beginning of the year that crypto would rapidly grow into the sort of information-age stock market, which I think may not be completely wrong but isn't the case presently," Podis wrote to Business Insider, adding he was particularly drawn to Acorns for its free accounts for college students.

    Podis made a "hokey 'new year's resolution" last year that he would start setting aside money to perhaps one day start a business. So he started browsing Reddit, seeking out advice, and began investing in February using Acorns, the investment-platform Robinhood, and the crypto-platform Coinbase. He's drawn to investments that appear to align with his personal ideologies, like Costco.

    "My Robinhood account performed almost independently of the market: if a company made a good decision and the subreddit caught it I would invest and pull out when it peaked," he said.

    *Now read:*

    · *Here's how much the typical millennial, Gen X, and baby-boomer worker earns in every US state*
    · *A stock picker in Wall Street's top 1% this year unveils the 4 investment themes he thinks will crush the market in 2019*

    Join the conversation about this story »

    NOW WATCH: The equity chief at $6.3 trillion BlackRock weighs in on the trade war, a possible recession, and offers her best investing advice for a tricky 2019 landscape Reported by Business Insider 4 days ago.

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    Designation Recognizes Dr. Marc Lierz Commitment to Exemplary Care, Deep UroLift Experience

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (PRWEB) December 21, 2018

    Phoenix Urology of St. Joseph today announced that Dr. Mark Lierz has been designated as a UroLift® Center of Excellence. The designation recognizes that Dr. Lierz has achieved a high level of training and experience with the UroLift System and demonstrated a commitment to exemplary care for men suffering from symptoms associated with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia or BPH. Phoenix Urology of St. Joseph is one of three practices in the U.S. to have three physicians within the same practice earn this distinction.

    “Enlarged prostate is a natural part of the aging process,” said Dr. Lierz. “However, prior to treating BPH with the UroLift System, men had limited options including medications or invasive surgery that can cause serious side effects. The UroLift System is a game changer that may allow men to discontinue the use of BPH medications and get back to what matters.”
    Nearly 40 million men in the United States are affected by BPH. Not to be confused with prostate cancer, BPH occurs when the prostate gland that surrounds the male urethra becomes enlarged with advancing age and begins to obstruct the urinary system. Symptoms of BPH often include interrupted sleep and urinary problems, and can cause loss of productivity, depression and decreased quality of life.

    Five-year data from a randomized study shows the UroLift System offers not only rapid improvement, but also durable relief for patients with BPH. After five years, patients treated with the UroLift System continue to experience symptom relief with minimal side effects, with few patients requiring an additional procedure for relief. A second randomized clinical trial called BPH6 demonstrated that the minimally invasive UroLift System compares very well to the reference standard surgery, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), with regard to efficacy, and is superior to TURP at preserving sexual function and offering a more rapid recovery.

    Medication is often the first-line therapy for enlarged prostate, but relief can be inadequate and temporary. Side effects of medication treatment can include sexual dysfunction, dizziness and headaches, prompting many patients to quit using the drugs. For these patients, the classic alternative is surgery that cuts, heats or removes prostate tissue to open the blocked urethra. While current surgical options can be very effective in relieving symptoms, they can also leave patients with permanent side effects such as urinary incontinence, erectile dysfunction and retrograde ejaculation.

    About the UroLift System
    NeoTract’s FDA-cleared UroLift System is a novel, minimally invasive technology for treating lower urinary tract symptoms due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The UroLift permanent implants, delivered during a minimally invasive transurethral outpatient procedure, relieve prostate obstruction and open the urethra directly without cutting, heating, or removing prostate tissue. Clinical data from a pivotal 206-patient randomized controlled study showed that patients with enlarged prostate receiving UroLift implants reported rapid and durable symptomatic and urinary flow rate improvement without compromising sexual function. Patients also experienced a significant improvement in quality of life. Most common adverse events reported include hematuria, dysuria, micturition urgency, pelvic pain, and urge incontinence. Most symptoms were mild to moderate in severity and resolved within two to four weeks after the procedure. The UroLift System is available in the U.S., Europe, Australia, Canada, Mexico and South Korea. Learn more at http://www.UroLift.com.

    About Phoenix Urology of St. Joseph
    Phoenix Urology serves the urological needs of St. Joseph, Missouri and surrounding areas. Urologists Michael E. Aberger, M.D.; Mike Kozminski, M.D., F.A.C.S.; Mark F. Lierz, M.D. and Bradley J. Moore, M.D. have helped thousands of people discuss and deal with their most personal health problems offering compassionate, personalized care in a safe and confidential environment. Phoenix Urology is independently owned and operated and has several clinics located in the surrounding areas of St. Joseph, Missouri.

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    2. Sonksen et al J Urology 2016

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    SYDNEY (AP) — Human rights groups and former soccer players have called on FIFA and the Australian government to intervene to stop a Melbourne-based refugee and semi-professional soccer player being extradited from Thailand to Bahrain. Hakeem al-Araibi, a former representative of Bahrain’s national team, was granted refugee status in Australia last year after fleeing his […] Reported by Seattle Times 3 days ago.

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    A star economist says these 30 risks will define markets in 2019 **

    · *Deutsche Bank has produced a 30-item list of the risks it thinks will be the most important drivers of financial markets next year.*
    · *Produced by Torsten Slok, Deutsche Bank's chief international economist, the list spans everything from a market "fire sale" driven by trading algorithms to Britain leaving the EU without a Brexit deal.*

    After a turbulent 2018, which has seen stocks swing violently, it is time to look ahead to what might be in store as we head into the new year.

    With 2019 less than two weeks away, Deutsche Bank has produced a 30-item list of the risks it thinks will be the most important drivers of financial markets next year.

    *Read more: The global stock rout shows no sign of letting up as an 'extraordinary' quarter of losses comes to a close*

    Produced by Torsten Slok, Deutsche Bank's chief international economist, the list spans everything from a market "fire sale" driven by trading algorithms to Britain leaving the EU without a Brexit deal.

    Obvious worries, like the US-China trade war and the Fed's continued increases in interest rates, feature prominently, but more esoteric risks, such as a house price crash in Australia also appear.

    Check out the full list below:

    *SEE ALSO: While China and the US spar over trade, Europe quietly heads for its worst year since the financial crisis*

    Join the conversation about this story »

    NOW WATCH: The equity chief at $6.3 trillion BlackRock weighs in on the trade war, a possible recession, and offers her best investing advice for a tricky 2019 landscape Reported by Business Insider 3 days ago.

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    In 1996, musician Paul Kelly released a song from the point of view of a man in prison thinking of family and friends celebrating Christmas without him. "How to Make Gravy" remains a hit. Reported by NPR 3 days ago.

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    Though children are too young to vote, they're finding ways to take action in other ways: In Australia, thousands of students skipped class Nov. 30 to protest the government's climate policies, and in the US and Canada, groups of young people are suing their governments. Reported by Christian Science Monitor 2 days ago.

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    A British woman living in Australia reportedly was found dead fewer than 24 hours after finding out her longtime boyfriend was run over and killed near their home. Reported by FOXNews.com 20 hours ago.

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    Researchers at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, have found a way to transform clothing textiles and wa -More-  Reported by SmartBrief 16 hours ago.

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    Casto Travel Inc., a San Jose-based travel agency launched more than four decades ago that counted the late Intel founder Andy Grove as one of its earliest customers, has agreed to sell its U.S. operations to the largest retail travel outlet in Australia. The sale to Flight Centre Travel Group was announced Friday but financial terms were not released. "It took 44 years to build and grow Casto. A decision to sell it is not taken lightly," Marc Casto, Casto Travel's CEO and president, told the… Reported by bizjournals 15 hours ago.

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    Australia midfielder Aaron Mooy has been officially ruled out of the Asian Cup due to a right knee injury sustained in Huddersfield Town's English Premier League defeat to Arsenal this month

     
     
     
     
     
     
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    The mission 50 years ago was seen as the beginning of building colonies on the moon. Reported by SBS 2 hours ago.

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    Dec 25 (OPTA) - Scoreboard at close of play of match 7 between Hobart Hurricanes and Melbourne Stars on Monday at Hobart, Australia Hobart Hurricanes win by 6 wickets Melbourne Stars 1st innings Travis Dean c&b Jofra Archer 11 Ben Dunk c James Faulkner b Jofra Archer 10 Nick Larkin b D'Arcy Short 45 Glenn Maxwell lbw Jofra Archer 47 Marcus Stoinis Not Out 22 Dwayne Bravo c Ja Reported by Reuters India 1 hour ago.

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    Kohli was involved in an on-field spat with his opposite number Tim Paine during the second Test, but the Indian skipper emphasised that he was only focussed on the cricketing aspect. Reported by Zee News 2 hours ago.

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    [UAE], Dec 25 (ANI): Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has returned to the squad ahead of the third Test against India at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Reported by Sify 2 hours ago.

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    JinkoSolar Awarded 2018 Best Corporate Governance for Listed Companies by 21st Century Business Herald SHANGHAI, Dec. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. ("JinkoSolar" or "Company"), (NYSE code JKS), a reputable solar module manufacturer in the world, today announced that it has been awarded the "2018 Best Corporate Governance for Listed Companies" by 21st Century Business Herald, a respected domestic financial media outlet, in recognition of its operation efficiency and corporate governance by its board of directors.

    A panel of judges analyzed each company on 78 criteria based on quantitative models generated by the value a publicly-listed company's board of directors creates. JinkoSolar was recognized for its outstanding performance in return on capital, strategic management, governance by the board of directors, and social responsibility.

    "We are honored to receive this prestigious award in recognition of our excellent cooperate governance which we strongly believe is the key to operating in the global capital markets," commented Mr. Xiande Li, Chairman of JinkoSolar, "Our board of directors has been leading the Company by developing corporate strategies which leverage our premium brand and global positioning. These efforts are finally being recognized by the global capital markets and our customers. Going forward, the board of directors will continue to implement strong cooperate governance policies in order to support the continuous growth of our global business, implementation of socially responsible corporate policies, and create even more value for our shareholders, customers and the industry."

    *About JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd.*

    JinkoSolar (NYSE: JKS) is a world-renowned solar module manufacturer. JinkoSolar has over 12,000 employees across its 6 productions facilities globally. The company distributes its solar products and sells its solutions and services to a diversified international utility, commercial and residential customer base in more than 80 countries worldwide. JinkoSolar has built a vertically integrated solar product value chain, with an integrated annual capacity of 9.2 GW for silicon ingots and wafers, 6.5 GW for solar cells, and 10 GW for solar modules, as of September 30, 2018.               

    JinkoSolar has over 12,000 employees across its 6 productions facilities globally, 16 oversea subsidiaries in Japan (2), Singapore, India, Turkey, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Australia, South Africa and United Arab Emirates, and global sales teams in United Kingdom, Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Egypt, Morocco, Ghana, Kenya, Costa Rica, Colombia, Panama and Argentina.

    To find out more, please see: www.jinkosolar.com  

    *Safe Harbor Statement*

    This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements constitute "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will,""expects,""anticipates,""future,""intends, "plans,""believes,""estimates" and similar statements. Among other things, the quotations from management in this press release and the Company's operations and business outlook, contain forward-looking statements. Such statements involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in JinkoSolar's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual report on Form 20-F. Except as required by law, the Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

    *For investor and media inquiries, please contact: *

    In China:
    Mr. Sebastian Liu
    JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd.
    Tel: +86 21-5183-3056
    Email: pr@jinkosolar.com

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