BRISTOL, TN – SEPTEMBER 10: ESPN’s Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit on set during College Gameday prior to the game between the Virginia Tech Hokies and the Tennessee Volunteers at Bristol Motor Speedway on September 10, 2016 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Shroyer/Getty Images)Week 5 of the 2019 college football season has arrived. What upsets are we in store for today?ESPN’s Football Power Index has made its picks for the biggest games of the week.There are three top 25 teams on a noticeable “Upset Alert” according to ESPN’s final predictions for the games.Here’s who should be on notice today. 1. No. 7 Auburn vs. Mississippi StatePredicted winner: Auburn, 78.4 percent ARLINGTON, TEXAS – AUGUST 31: Bo Nix #10 of the Auburn Tigers scrambles with the ball against the Oregon Ducks in the fourth quarter during the Advocare Classic at AT&T Stadium on August 31, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)2. No. 24 Kansas State at Oklahoma StatePredicted winner: Oklahoma State, 58.1 percent STILLWATER, OK – NOVEMBER 7 : A general view of the stadium during the game against the TCU Horned Frogs November 7, 2015 at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The Cowboys defeated the Horned Frogs 49-29. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)3. No. 19 Utah vs. Washington StatePredicted winner: Utah, 64.0 percent SALT LAKE CITY, UT – SEPTEMBER 3: Close up view of the new satin red football helmets worn by the Utah Utes during their game against the Michigan Wolverines at Rice-Eccles Stadium on September 3, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)***Who do you like in Week 5?
zoom Dutch maritime companies Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) and KOTUG International B.V. (KOTUG) have completed the merger of their European harbour towage operations formalized in December 2015.The Memorandum of Understanding for the merger was signed by the parties in late 2014, only to be formalized following a thorough process at the end of last year.At financial close, Boskalis refinanced its contribution to the joint venture and as a consequence has freed up and received EUR 90 million in cash, the company informed.The joint operations have been transferred to a 50/50 joint venture, bringing together the European harbour towage activities of both SMIT, a Boskalis subsidiary, and KOTUG.The companies said that in order to retain both strong brand names the joint venture will operate under the name KOTUG SMIT Towage. The operational integration will start with immediate effect.With a fleet of 65 tugboats, KOTUG SMIT Towage will be operating in 11 ports in Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. The activities of both partners in other parts of the world are excluded from this cooperation.
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) _ Apple Inc. (AAPL) on Tuesday reported fiscal first-quarter profit of $19.97 billion.The Cupertino, California-based company said it had profit of $4.18 per share.The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $4.17 per share.The maker of iPhones, iPads and other products posted revenue of $84.31 billion in the period, also exceeding Street forecasts. Nine analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $84.07 billion.For the current quarter ending in April, Apple said it expects revenue in the range of $55 billion to $59 billion. Analysts surveyed by Zacks had expected revenue of $59.62 billion.Apple shares have dropped nearly 2 per cent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index has risen slightly more than 5 per cent. In the final minutes of trading on Tuesday, shares hit $154.68, a decline of nearly 8 per cent in the last 12 months._____This story was generated by Automated Insights (http://automatedinsights.com/ap) using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on AAPL at https://www.zacks.com/ap/AAPLThe Associated Press