Universities Superannuation Scheme sees year-end deficit top £11bn

first_imgThe scheme noted that the yield volatility had continued after the March date of the valuation, and that liabilities had fallen to £45.8bn by the end of June, although assets under management also declined by £700m from a peak of £38.6bn.It said: “There has been a high level of volatility in the scheme’s funding ratio in the months since March.“As at the end of June, the funding ratio had improved to 83%, which reflected a funding deficit of £7.9bn, with considerable fluctuation in the intervening three-month period.”Addressing its members, the scheme’s funding statement added: “USS has always taken a long-term view in its funding approach to the scheme, supported by the unique and enduring nature of many of the scheme’s sponsoring employers.“That said, these are undoubtedly challenging times, and the trustee board is working with the employers to review their ongoing flexibility to meet USS commitments in light of wider financial, economic and sectoral changes that might impact them.”It said the review would “inform” the trustee board’s future discussion with sponsors over the long-term funding proposals, set to be updated once the next triennial valuation in March 2014 has been finalised.According to the fund’s annual report, also released today, its investments returned £1bn over the course of the last year, while the assets’ £3.5bn increase in market value accounted for the remainder of the £4.5bn increase in investments.Over the course of the last year, the fund has noticeably increased its fixed income holdings, rising by 8 percentage points to 24% of total assets at the end of March.Its exposure to alternative investments and property remained broadly unchanged, while its overseas equity exposure fell by 4 percentage points to 2011 levels.However, the fund has noticeably de-emphasised domestic equity holdings despite several of its largest listed investments including UK-based companies.Since March 2011, its exposure to UK equities fell from 22% of assets to just 16%, despite a 1.2% stake in HSBC and a 0.79% stake in Vodafone. Volatile Gilt yields have seen the Universities Superannuation Scheme’s deficit increase to £11.5bn (€13.6bn) at the end of the most recent financial year, only to fall by £3.6bn in the following three months, according to its latest funding statement.The UK’s second-largest pension scheme said its funding ratio remained stable at 77% in the 12 months to March, but that the increase in liabilities – rising by nearly 15% – outpaced asset growth.The statement stressed that the £37.9bn scheme’s investments had performed well since the most recent triennial valuation in 2011, at which point actuaries measured a £2.9bn deficit.The two years since saw assets increase by £6.2bn to the end of March, while liabilities rose nearly £15bn over the same period to £50.1bn.last_img read more

State police search for Sunman battery suspects

first_imgSunman, Ind. — The Indiana State Police are appealing to possible witnesses in order to find two suspects in a weekend bar fight in Sunman.A report from the Indiana State Police says troopers and deputies from the Ripley County Sheriff’s Department responded outside Whipple’s Bar at 2 a.m. Saturday. Police say four people were involved in a physical altercation.As a result, Shane M. Brown, of Lawrenceburg, was taken to Margaret Mary Health then flown to University of Cincinnati Hospital due to head injuries. Brown has been released and is recovering. Andrew Hammann, of Sunman, refused treatment at the scene and later sought care.Police say any information about the suspects or possible witnesses can be left confidentially by calling 812-689-5000.last_img read more

La Liga side suspend preseason training after Covid-19 outbreak

first_imgLa Liga campaigners Atletico Madrid have opted to suspend their preseason training camp in San Rafael due to a rumoured Covid-19 positive test.Advertisement Loading… Promoted Content6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemTop 10 TV Characters Meant To Be IconicWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreTarantino’s Latest Effort Will Probably Be His Best To Date However, as per reports from Marca, an ‘auxiliary’ player has tested positive following a mandatory round of PCR testing at the team hotel on Thursday.No other tests returned as positive, with the individual now entering into a 14-day self-isolation period, with the first team squad set to undergo a further round of testing next week in Madrid.center_img Diego Simeone’s side have spent the last week training in the Segovian town as part of their late summer preparations for the 2020-21 La Liga season. Read Also: Lionel Messi gifts blind boy life-changing glassesLos Rojiblancos first game of the domestic campaign at home to Sevilla has been postponed due to the Andalucian side’s success in the Europa League last month.Simeone’s team will now kick off their delayed 2020-21 La Liga season with a home game against Diego Martinez’s Granada on September 27.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

July Sprint Swim Meet

first_imgPersaud, Seaton, Winter, and Scott maintain dominanceORCA Speed Swim Club’s Aleka Persaud, Silver Shark’s Leon Seaton and Dorado’s Lian Winter and Daniel Scott continued their dominance in the respective categories at last weekend’s July Sprint Swim Meet at the National Aquatic Centre in Liliendaal.Dolphin’s Nikita Fiedtkou and Kenita Mahaica continued their rivalry in the Girls’ 15-17, sharing the wins, but it was Mahaica who had the edge and emerged age-group champion.Persaud, Seaton and Winter also prevailed as age-group champions, while Scott was 19 points behind the 119 points of Orca’s Antonio Rodrigues, to top the Boys’ 15-17 division.Rodrigues topped the category by virtue of being the most consistent performer in the category.Scott bagged the 200m freestyle (2:05.78s), 100m freestyle (57.78s), 50m freestyle (26.04s), 100m butterfly (1:03.85s), and 50m butterfly (28.59s) gold medals, where Rodrigues played second fiddle.Scott also championed the 50m breaststroke (32.17s), and 100m breaststroke (1:13.90s), where it was Dorado’s Alex Winter that took second place in these events.Rodrigues had his time to shine on Saturday in the 200m IM, beating Winter in a time of 2:33.77s. Rodrigues had got started on Friday afternoon with a silver in the 100m backstroke after failing to overcome Silver Shark’s Nathon Hackett who stopped the clock at 1:09.18s.Lian WinterAlso on Saturday, Rodrigues had bronze in the 100m breaststroke, clocking 1:19.38s.On the distaff end, Mahaica amassed five gold, three silver and one bronze to rule the roost. However, it was Fiedtkou who seized the category’s very first gold when she overpowered Mahaica in the 100m freestyle, clocking 1:05.13s, and Mahaica finished some 3 seconds behind.Mahaica turned back her challenge in the 50m breaststroke, the only one in the race to go sub 40 seconds, but only just, as she touched the wall at 39.78 seconds.Fiedtkou also got the better of Mahaica in the 50m freestyle (30.18s), but Mahaica countered with wins in the 200m IM (2:57.86s), 100m breaststroke (1:31.50s), 50m butterfly (33.34s), and 50m backstroke (33.69s).However, Accalia Khan got the better of both Mahaica and Fiedtkou in Sunday’s 200m freestyle where she took the win in 2:28.63s. Fiedtkou was second (2:32.28s) and Mahaica third (2:34.00s).Ten-year-old Persaud ruled the Girls’ 9-10 division, never settling for less than gold in any of her ten events, while clocking new seed times across 9 of the races.In the 200m IM she was over six seconds faster than her previous personal best clocking 2:54.57s.There were upgraded times in the 50m freestyle (30.29s) 100m freestyle (1:08.32s), 200m freestyle (2:32.43s), 50m breaststroke (39.87s), 100m breaststroke (1:31.34s), 100m backstroke (1:21.47s).She also won the 50m (34.36s) and 100m butterfly.Her nearest competition continued to come from Patrice Mahaica.Seaton was unmatched as he blazed through victory after victory, registering 10 straight wins across the weekend. After taking the 100m freestyle (1:00.10s), 50m breaststroke (36.84s) and 100m backstroke (1:11.50s) on Friday, he followed up with the 200m IM (2:36.94s), 50m freestyle (27.28s) 100m breaststroke (1:23.71s) and 50m butterfly (30.12s) on Saturday.On Sunday he closed off with triumph in the 200m freestyle (2:13.67s), 50m backstroke (31.55s), and 100m butterfly (1:07.50s) .Lian was the best swimmer of the Girls’ 11-12 category, where a silver in the 50m breaststroke (43.15s) was the only blemish on her perfect record over the weekend. Orca’s Nia Fraser proved to be more that Lian could handle, in that event, and she clocked the winning time of 42.89 seconds.However Lian went on to win the 50m freestyle (31.79s), 100m freestyle (1:10.04s), 200m freestyle (2:36.21s), 50m backstroke (34.74s), 100m backstroke (1:18.92s), 200m IM (2:56.15s), 50m butterfly (34.22s), and 100m butterfly (1:19.57s).last_img read more

Santner strikes as Kiwis take control of first England Test

first_img…BJ Watling scores first Test double centuryWELLINGTON (Reuters) – Mitchell Santner scored his maiden test century and then grabbed three quick wickets to reduce England to 55-3 at the close of play on the fourth day of the first test at Bay Oval on Sunday.England are still 207 runs behind New Zealand’s first innings of 615-9 declared and need to bat the entire final day in Mt. Maunganui today to save the match.Joe Denly was on seven, while Joe Root will join him on Monday after nightwatchman Jack Leach was caught in close for a duck off Santner with two balls remaining in the day’s play.Left-arm spinner Santner had earlier removed openers Dom Sibley for 12 and Rory Burns for 31. He finished the day with figures of 3-6 off 8.4 overs.“It’s not going to be easy to take seven wickets,” Santner said in a pitchside interview of the possibility of completing victory on Monday to take a 1-0 lead before the second match of the two-Test series starts in Hamilton on Nov. 29.“The ball is getting older and getting softer.“We just have to stay in the areas for longer (to put pressure on England’s batsmen) and go from there.”Captain Kane Williamson had closed New Zealand’s first innings with a 262-run lead about 15 minutes after the tea break with wicketkeeper BJ Watling having scored his first Test double century.Watling was eventually dismissed for 205 and, having batted for just over 11 hours, he did not take the field for the first hour of England’s second innings with Tom Latham taking the gloves temporarily.The 34-year-old Watling, however, took a sharp catch when he did return to dismiss Sibley off Santner. The catch was a milestone in itself, with the last 101 wickets taken by New Zealand at home all falling to pace bowlers.Todd Astle was the last spinner to take a wicket at home, against England in March 2018.Santner struck again with less than three overs remaining when Burns mistimed a sweep and spooned a catch to Colin de Grandhomme at square leg, bringing Leach to the wicket before he fell in the final over.The 27-year-old Santner had earlier also scored his maiden Test century as he combined with Watling for a 261-run partnership, a New Zealand record for the seventh wicket, as the hosts dominated the fourth day’s play.“It was nice to get a hundred (as) it set the team up for a good score,” Santner said.“I think the way me and BJ built the partnership, we knew that if we could bat a long time and get a bit of a lead … we knew the pitch was going to get harder to bat on.“It’s probably a little bit up and down with those cracks so we just knew that we had to keep building the partnership and keep going.”SANTNER STRIKESENGLAND 1st innings 353New Zealand 1st innings o/n 394 for 6Jeet Raval c Joe Denly b Jack Leach 19Tom Latham lbw Sam Curran 8Kane Williamson c Ben Stokes b Sam Curran 51Ross Taylor c Ollie Pope b Ben Stokes 25Henry Nicholls lbw Joe Root 41BJ Watling c Jos Buttler b Jofra Archer 205Colin de Grandhomme c Dominic Sibley b Ben Stokes 65Mitchell Santner c Ollie Pope b Sam Curran 126Tim Southee c&b Jack Leach 9Neil Wagner Not Out 11Trent Boult Not Out 1Extras 22b 9lb 2nb 0pen 21w 54Total (201.0 overs) 615 declFall of Wickets : 1-18 Latham, 2-72 Raval, 3-106 Taylor, 4-127 Williamson, 5-197 Nicholls, 6-316 de Grandhomme, 7-577 Santner, 8-598 Southee, 9-603 WatlingBowling: Stuart Broad 33 – 13 – 64 – 0, Jofra Archer 42 – 15 – 107 – 1(2w 1nb),Sam Curran 35 – 7 – 119 – 3 (1w), Jack Leach 47 – 7 – 153- 2, Ben Stokes 26 – 5 – 74 – 2 (4w 1nb),Joe Root 18 – 3 – 67 – 1 ( 4w)ENGLAND 2nd inningsRory Burns c Colin de Grandhomme b Mitchell Santner 31Dominic Sibley c BJ Watling b Mitchell Santner 12Joe Denly Not Out 7Jack Leach c Tom Latham b Mitchell Santner 0Extras 4b 1lb 0nb 0pen 0w 5Total (27.4 overs) 55-3Fall of Wickets : 1-48 Sibley, 2-53 Burns, 3-55 LeachTo Bat : Root, Stokes, Pope, Buttler, Curran, Archer, BroadBowling: Tim Southee 4 – 0 -18 – 0, Trent Boult 5 – 4 – 2 – 0, Colin de Grandhomme 4 – 1 – 8 – 0, Mitchell Santner 8.4 – 4 – 6 – 3, Neil Wagner 6 – 1 – 16 – 0.last_img read more

Stanbic IBTC Unveiled as Major Sponsor as Varsity League

first_imgChief Executive, Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, Mr. Yinka Sanni, said: “We are enthusiastic about our sponsorship of the university league. The sponsorship is in line with our objective to engage the youth in talent-moulding and character-building initiatives and our determination to contribute to the development of sports and by extension the economy.”The organisers of the league commended Stanbic IBTC for its boldness in sponsoring the HIFL.According to them, the sponsorship will be invaluable to the success of the varsity league, even as they promised to stage the best football spectacle that will “convince our sponsors and indeed Nigerians that collegiate sport is ripe in Nigeria.”This sponsorship is the latest in a long list of youth-centric development and empowerment initiatives by Stanbic IBTC.Organised by Green White Green (GWG) Sports, the maiden edition of the league is featuring the top 16 universities from across the country.The teams will play a total of 30 games over a 14-week period to determine the winner. The draws for the league groupings were held recently.Explaining the rationale for HIFL at the draws ceremony in Lagos, CEO of the Green White Green, Alhaji Shuaibu Gara-Gombe, said the HIFL is conceived as a platform for students “to exhibit their talents to the world.”The participating universities are Obafemi Awolowo University, Delta State University, University of Benin, University of Lagos, University of Port-Harcourt, University of Agriculture Makurdi, University of Ibadan, University of Nigeria, Bayero University, University of Ilorin, University of Jos, University of Uyo, University of Maiduguri, Usman Dan Fodio University, Ahmadu Bello University, and Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Stanbic IBTC Group has announced its sponsorship of the Higher Institutions Football League (HIFL), which kicked off last Wednesday in various centres across the country.Stanbic IBTC said the sponsorship is in tandem with the company’s determination to help grow and develop a vibrant and productive youth population.According to Stanbic IBTC, their involvement is equally informed by the need to foster unity among the youth, the future leaders, and development of sports as well as the economy using the HIFL platform.last_img read more

Kenichi Yatsuhashi hopeful of quick recovery against Techiman City

first_imgHearts coach Kenichi Yatsuhashi is confident his team can bounce back from the defeat against All Stars  when they face Techiman City this weekend.The Phobians were outdone by Wa All Stars as they could not cope with the fast counter attacking play of their guests.However, Kenichi believes all errors have been addressed in training this weekend giving them a chance to inflict the first ever home defeat on Techiman City.“Our team right now is in very good condition. Our spirit is high and nothing changes from the first game and we are trying to do our best in each game and improve from game to game,” Kenichi told Hearts News“We analyzed the mistakes we made [against AllStars]. It had nothing to do with our physical condition; it had nothing to do with our lack of focus, not at all. We had other problems which we had to fix and which we did yesterday and today at our training.“We had a very good training and so we are well prepared. For us, the game we played last is already behind us and history; and so we are just focusing on our upcoming match and we will do the best we can to win.”Hearts are a point behind leaders Wa All Stars.  – Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Clippers know nothing less than complete effort will do against Golden State Warriors

first_imgThe Clippers on Monday night came up with their best overall effort of the young season, defeating the Utah Jazz 107-101 at Staples Center. They played three good quarters of basketball, but a rather poor third quarter resulted in them giving up all of a 15-point lead before they regrouped. It’s one thing to defeat the Utah Jazz (1-3) under those circumstances. The Golden State Warriors (3-0) are another thing altogether, and the Clippers (3-1) know that.“Against really good teams like Golden State, and other teams like them, you cannot have a bad quarter or a bad half of a quarter,” said Clippers power forward Blake Griffin, whose team plays at Golden State on Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. (Prime Ticket, ESPN). “We need to do a really good job of taking care of the ball.“When we get a lead, we need to maintain that lead. We need to keep doing things that make us successful and follow our game plan, and I think we will be all right.” “If we keep doing what we are doing, they are always going to feel like they can get back in the game.”Rivers likes BullockReserve guard/small forward Reggie Bullock did not play at all in the first three games of the season. But he played 18 terrific minutes on Monday, and he came through in a big way. Bullock scored 12 points — all on 3-point baskets. Bullock had two 3-pointers in the first half and two in the second.His third came at the end of the third quarter, and it gave the Clippers a 73-70 lead. That was huge because that was the quarter in which the Clippers lost all of a 15-point lead.Bullock hit his final 3-pointer early in the fourth quarter, and it gave the Clippers a 78-77 lead.Coach Doc Rivers liked what he saw.“He got lost a couple of times defensively,” Rivers said. “Unfortunately, the day you play him he has to play against (Gordon) Hayward, who I’ve had a man-crush on for two years; the kid’s amazing.“But Reggie was great. He did what he does. He made shots. So that was good for us. It was great for his confidence and I think that’ll help us going forward.”Indeed, Bullock’s self-assurance took a positive turn.“It was good, it was a confidence-builder,” he said.Scouting the WarriorsShooting guard Klay Thompson is off to a fine start for Golden State, averaging 29.7 points through three games. Point guard Steph Curry is averaging 25.3 points, seven assists and 6.7 rebounds. Post Andrew Bogut, who was injured during last season’s first round of the playoffs against the Clippers and did not play, is leading the team with a 9.0 rebounding average.Golden State has defeated Sacramento (95-77), the Lakers (127-104) and Portland (95-90). Point guard Chris Paul, who had a triple-double Monday, liked what his team did against Utah. But he, too, knows more advancement is necessary.“We have to get better,” Paul said. “It caught up with us (Sunday in a loss to Sacramento), so we have to improve because the Western Conference is good and we are going into a tough environment on Wednesday. We have to be ready.”Mean with a leadPaul said that when the Clippers get a lead, they need to have an attitude. A nasty one.“We cannot relax,” Paul said. “We have to get that killer mentality, and we have to put teams away. Teams are way too good in this league, especially now, and they are not going to give up.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Alexander: No, Dodgers fans, the sky is not falling … yet

first_img Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies They did not get the high-end reliever they were targeting. The Giants held on to their Will Smith, while the Mets did the same with Edwin Diaz. Shane Greene went from Detroit to Atlanta for the Braves’ No. 16 and No. 24 prospects, according to Baseball America. And Felipe Vázquez remains a Pittsburgh Pirate because Andrew Friedman was unwilling to meet the Pirates’ demand for at least one and probably two of the club’s top three prospects, Gavin Lux, Dustin May and Keibert Ruiz.That development, coupled with the struggles of a team that, after Thursday night’s 8-2 victory over the Padres, somehow has a major league-best 72 victories without a consistent bullpen – sarcasm intended – had a good percentage of the Dodgers fan base, as well as some scribes, working on their best “woe is us” material.Add to that the Astros’ acquisition of Zack Greinke to augment their starting rotation, and … OK, just ship the Commissioner’s Trophy to Houston today, why don’t you?I suspect what we are hearing here mirrors what is being said in New York and Boston. The Yankees were shut out at the deadline, failing to augment their starting rotation. The defending champion Red Sox, likewise, failed to stock up for their wild-card drive.They will play the remainder of their schedules, as will the Dodgers. And then the postseason will begin, and who knows what might happen? There are no guarantees that the pitcher who has a 1.89 ERA and 21 saves in low-profile Pittsburgh will thrive or even survive under the bright, often harsh lights of October. Nor can it be assumed that the young guys who might now be asked to shoulder a larger share of the bullpen burden are automatically not up to the task.Does anyone remember Francisco Rodriguez? He was a September call-up by the Angels in 2002, pitched 5-2/3 innings in the final 11 days of the regular season – and then pitched in 11 postseason games and recorded five wins, a 1.92 ERA and a 0.80 WHIP as Troy Percival’s setup guy for a World Series champion.Maybe May, who will make his big-league debut as a starter Friday night against the Padres, or Tony Gonsolin or someone else currently in the organization will turn out to be such a golden bullpen arm in 2019. The point is that you just don’t know.Friedman said he understands the angst, even if he can’t afford to pay a lot of attention to it.“I totally get that,” he said Thursday afternoon. “I was a fan, and being a fan means you care about today. And I think that’s great. That’s what professional sports is. There’s an entertainment factor. There’s a passion. There’s a wanting to do everything to win that day. And emotionally I feel that way, and that’s where our mind also has to fire with being crazy but not stupid. And that was the line.”The distinction?“Being crazy is being aggressive in the offers you make,” he said. “Being stupid is doing things that (don’t) just play out poorly, but at the time you know it’s a poor decision.”The issue being debated, then, is whether it would have been crazy or stupid to let go of Lux, the Dodgers’ top-ranked prospect and presumptive future second baseman. If we are still debating that into November, that means you can feel free to unleash that primal scream.But to automatically bash Friedman for not giving away the organization’s top prospects seems both crazy and stupid. Friedman and Farhan Zaidi were quite aggressive the last three seasons and certainly weren’t shy about trading prospects, and it’s probably worth pointing out that the ones they refused to part with are now prominent on the big-league roster.Related Articles How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco center_img Zaidi, incidentally, had an interesting first deadline as the Giants’ baseball boss, acting as both buyer and seller and declining to part with Madison Bumgarner and the aforementioned Smith as his team straddles between a rebuild and wild-card contention.I suspect if Friedman had called him about Smith, the response likely involved Lux, May and Ruiz.“I feel like we made a lot of really aggressive bids in the last few days,” Friedman said. “And at least to provide some solace once it was over, there’s a very good chance that our future selves are really happy that some of the bids we made were not accepted.“But time will tell.”In the meantime, given the unhappiness over the Astros getting former Dodger and former division rival Greinke, look at it this way: Maybe he’ll be their Yu Darvish.Feel better?jalexander@scng.com@Jim_Alexander on Twitter Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start LOS ANGELES — Wednesday afternoon, after all of the deadline trades had been registered and announced, Dodgers fans started leaping off the bandwagon.I hope no one hurt themselves.This is a reminder, actually two: One, they don’t give out rings for winning the trade deadline. And two, past performance is not necessarily an indication of future results.Yes, the Dodgers nibbled around the margins Wednesday, obtaining lefty relief specialist Adam Kolarek and depth guy Jedd Gyorko to go with two depth guys they’d picked up in the preceding days, Tyler White and Kristopher Negrón. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Boston fans angry Jayson Tatum celebrated Blues’ Stanley Cup win

first_imgLike St. Louis Blues fans everywhere, Jayson Tatum rejoiced in the team’s first Stanley Cup Wednesday night.But that led to an awkward situation for the Boston Celtics star, given the Blues defeated the Boston Bruins to win the Cup. Tatum, a St. Louis native, retweeted a tweet by fellow Blues fan and NBA star Bradley Beal, noting ST LOUIS FOREVER!!!ST LOUIS FOREVER!!! https://t.co/nS5512bGkm— Jayson Tatum (@jaytatum0) June 13, 2019The tweet, sent out immediately after the game, obviously did not sit well with many Boston sports fans on Twitter.Hope you’re in New Orleans next year— Mike (@elliopizza) June 13, 2019pic.twitter.com/woIyprR9NZ— karson kuhlman stan club (@dylanmchale_4) June 13, 2019We traded down for this bum? Should’ve taken Markell Fultz. Can’t wait to see you in New Orleans— 🅱️ig 🅱️enny 🅱️oomstick #WeWantTimThomas (@DingDongsAllDay) June 13, 2019Trade him to New Orleans now— David (@david34ortiz98) June 13, 2019But Tatum had his share of supporters.”Ignore these salty bums, you’re the future of the Celtics. Go celebrate the win!,” wrote one Celtics fan.”Please don’t listen to the haters JT, we love you here in Boston,” wrote another. Tatum later tried to defuse the situation with a post on his Instagram account.“Listen I got nothing but love for the city of Boston and the bruins!” Tatum wrote (via Boston.com). “But St. Louis will always be home I can never go against the grain! Where I’m from there isn’t much to celebrate or be happy about! This brings the city joy and brings positive attention that we rarely ever get! With so much negative attention for many different reasons it’s rare we get this opportunity.“With that being said CONGRATS to @stlouisblues ST LOUIS WE LIT!!!!!!!!”last_img read more