NCAA Tournament live coverage: (7) BYU vs. (10) Auburn

BYU’s bench erupts after a three point shot by Brigham Young Cougars guard Brenna Chase (1) as BYU and Gonzaga women play for the WCC tournament championship at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas on Tuesday, March 12, 2019.

STANFORD, Calif. — The No. 7-seeded BYU women’s basketball team (25-6) begins NCAA Tournament play Saturday, taking on No. 10 seed Auburn (22-9). The winner plays winner of the Stanford-UC Davis game on Monday.

Tipoff: 1:30 p.m. MDT TV: ESPN2 Livestream: WatchESPN

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Digital Tsunami to Flood US by 2022

KDC recently broke ground on the data center south of its CityLine development in the Telecom Corridor.

RICHARDSON, TX—In anticipation of a data flood in the next three years, one data center is getting ahead of the downpour. When completed in summer 2019, a 130,000-square-foot powered shell data center is to be located in Dallas County, just south of KDC’s CityLine development in the Telecom Corridor. The site is at 1510 E. Lookout Dr. near the intersection of Plano Road and Lookout Drive.

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Lisa Brown is an editor for the south and west regions of GlobeSt.com. She has 25-plus years of real estate experience, with a regional PR role at Grubb & Ellis and a national communications position at MMI. Brown also spent 10 years as executive director at NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area chapter, where she led the organization to achieving its first national award honors and recognition on Capitol Hill. She has written extensively on commercial real estate topics and edited numerous pieces on the subject.

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Consumer Finance – Payments and Reconciliation Operations Team Lead – Analyst – Richardson, TX

Consumer Finance – Payments and Reconciliation Operations Team Lead – Analyst – Richardson, TX

MORE ABOUT THIS JOB Consumer and Commercial Banking (CCBD)
Consumer and Commercial Banking brings innovative solutions to traditional banking activities. We are a global team of lenders, investors, risk managers, skilled marketers, web experts and banking specialists. We provide a suite of solutions to help our customers meet their personal financial goals. We make direct investments in, and risk manage, a portfolio of corporate loans and securities. And we help transform distressed communities through investments and loans of private capital.

Digital Finance Description
Digital Finance, a subdivision of CCBD , is composed of the firm’s digitally-led consumer businesses which include the global online consumer deposits business and the US online consumer lending business, the firm’s first-ever direct-to-consumer platform built from the ground up. Digital Finance combines the strength and heritage of a 150-year-old financial institution with the agility and entrepreneurial spirit of a tech start-up. This unique dynamic allows us to help our customers achieve financial progress through customizable solutions that are grounded in value, transparency and simplicity
We are seeking an operations manager to support delivery and manage our customer contact center and operations within the Consumer business. Candidates must have direct management experience in day-to-day back office operations processes and applications. Ideal candidates will have experience in all aspects of customer servicing, including payment issue remediation, reconciliations, exception handling, regulatory inquires, account updates and special handling cases, all with the ability to design and deliver world class servicing experiences. In this role, the candidate will be required to collaborate with team members across the contact center and Technology to design best in class customer experiences as well as the underlying agent facing and customer facing systems that deliver these experiences.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS Requirements:

Relevant industry expertise in a portfolio of large scale accounts 2-5+ years of experience with direct management of internal servicing operations Broad based knowledge of all aspects of contact center servicing, back office operations, investigation /resolution/reconciliation processes, including applicable regulatory requirements Knowledge of ACH, Lockbox, Bill Pay, Debit/Credit network settlement processing or similar procedures is a plus Comfort with working with multiple stakeholders (Product Controllers, Treasury and servicing teams) to resolve discrepancies Strong understanding of key performance metrics and drivers. Ability to define and manage KPIs for a world class customer centric operations team. Ability to execute back office operational strategy for digital products Ability to communicate effectively with operations leadership as well as junior contact center agents Ability to establish and maintain a culture of risk management and compliance while delivering a world class customer experience in a contact center operation Experience in delivery of digital self-servicing tools that prevent excessive contact center calls and proactively resolve customer servicing issues

ABOUT GOLDMAN SACHS The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.

© The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., 2019. All rights reserved Goldman Sachs is an equal employment/affirmative action employer Female/Minority/Disability/Vet.

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Lubbock to remember Buddy Holly on the 60th anniversary of “The Day the Music Died”

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – This Sunday marks the 60th anniversary of “The Day the Music Died.” Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. “the Big Bopper” Richardson died after their plane crashed shortly after takeoff, but their influence is still being felt after all these years, drawing people from all over the world to Lubbock to celebrate Holly’s life and legacy.

Jacqueline Bober is the assistant manager and curator at the Buddy Holly Center. “I’m always amazed at the distances people will travel to come here to Lubbock to Buddy Holly’s birthplace, to the museum to see artifacts of his life, their stories of how they were introduced to Buddy’s music and how they’ve grown to love it and appreciate it.”

Gary and Donna Kernutt drove all the way from their home in Eugene, Oregon, which is almost 1,700 miles away from Lubbock, about a 27-hour drive. They came to Lubbock for one reason, to visit the Buddy Holly Center.

“This was one of my dreams. I never thought I’d get to see it,” Gary said.

Donna said she was in the cafeteria at school when she heard the news about the plane crash. The Kernutt’s say they still love and enjoy Holly, Vallens and the Big Bopper’s music to this day.

The Buddy Holly Center is hosting a variety of different events this weekend for fans of all ages starting on Friday. Bober says the Buddy Holly Center is not focusing on Holly’s death, but on his life and musical legacy.

Don Caldwell is a Music Producer in Lubbock. “I don’t think that there is any pop musician alive today that is not familiar with Holly’s material, and that hasn’t learned something from that. He established a way to make music that just weaves through all types of music.”

Paul Beane is a retired broadcaster and a former Lubbock City Council Member. “It’s been amazing to watch after 60 years his continuing influence in the world of pop music, it’s absolutely amazing.”

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Find the Best Real Estate Agents in Richardson, TX

In Richardson, no matter what real estate needs you have, you’ll need one of the best real estate agents to get you the price you want. There are a total of 3,615 real estate agents active in Richardson, but the top real estate agents in the area are proven to get better outcomes for their clients.

According to real estate transaction data analysis, the top 5% of seller’s agents in Richardson, on average, sell homes for $18,124 more money than the average Richardson real estate agent.

U.S. News has partnered with HomeLight to use actual real estate sales data to compare the performance of real estate agents and Realtors® across the United States. For Richardson, we analyzed real estate data including, but not limited to: how many properties the real estate agents have worked with, how quickly they’ve sold or bought properties for their clients and how much money they’ve earned or saved their clients.

U.S. News’ Find an Agent tool identifies your individual needs, maps your needs to an advanced real estate database, and then connects you with the most qualified real estate agents for you in Richardson. Your top real estate agent and RealtorⓇ recommendations are unbiased: Agents can’t pay for placement and your matches are based solely on how the agents handled properties like yours in the past. Agents are compared to all other agents in the area on key performance indicators like transaction volume, listings, days on market, sale price to list price ratio, property type expertise, and other relevant data points in their transaction histories. To learn more about HomeLight’s real estate database and algorithm visit How We Identify Top Real Estate Agents.

HomeLight’s Matching Engine incorporates 20+ quantitative and qualitative data points to identify the top-performing agents in your city for your specific criteria.

When you find Top Real Estate Agents in Richardson through U.S. News, we will email you up to three top real estate agents we’ve identified that meet your criteria, as well as call you to learn more about your real estate needs. We will share with you these real estate agents’ past transactions, areas of expertise, and reviews from past clients. Then you can ultimately decide which real estate agent best suits your needs.

Name Recent Transactions Avg Price Jay R. Coldwell Banker 204 $150,000 – $400,000 Ryan C. Keller Williams 232 $177,500 – $407,000 Christie C. Keller Williams 500+ $210,000 – $560,000 Tonya P. Coldwell Banker 300 $245,000 – $635,000 Pamela L. Ebby Halliday Realtors 120 $250,000 – $599,000 Brad M. Keller Williams 259 $152,525 – $458,000 Damon W. 145 $209,000 – $652,000 Josh D. Keller Williams 500+ $147,300 – $410,000 Group W. Keller Williams 321 $180,000 – $470,000 Colleen F. 307 $228,000 – $569,900

In the past 12 months, the price of homes sold in Richardson ranged between $83,000 and $587,500. Last year, 1,265 homes were sold while median home prices increased by 10.58%. Richardson properties typically sell for 97.13% of the list price. The average Richardson house stays on the market for 49 days.

Richardson has a population of 105,540 people in 28.66 square miles. There are 39,918 households in the city, 68% of which are families. If you move to Richardson, you can generally expect to commute to work between 30 to 34 minutes.

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Texans tailgaters in playoff form outside NRG Stadium

The Texans have the best tailgaters in the NFL, and they’re proving it again out at NRG Stadium.

The lots are packed, as fans get ready for Houston vs. Indianapolis at NRG Stadium. KHOU digital journalist Jaime Galvan was out at Texans tailgating, and captured the excitement of playoff-caliber tailgating!

Are you out at the game? Send your pictures to us at photos@khou.com!

— KHOU 11 News Houston (@KHOU) January 5, 2019

Deep Steel Thunder is in playoff form for #TexansGameDay! Tweet us your fan pics and videos from #Texans tailgating! #HTownRush pic.twitter.com/3gGV24wIzP

— KHOU 11 News Houston (@KHOU) January 5, 2019
— Jaime E. Galvan (@JaimeGalvanKHOU) January 5, 2019

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Star Wars’ Stormtroopers Invade Latest Wreck-It Ralph 2 Trailer

"Star Wars" First Order Stormtroopers are the latest to invdate Walt Disney Animation’s "Wreck-It Ralph" franchise, as seen in the new trailer for "Ralph Breaks the Internet." Take a look above!

The Stormtroopers appear to chase Vanellope von Schweetz, the 9-year-old princess of the Sugar Rush racing game from the first "Wreck-It Ralph" film, through a metropolis-like Internet until she runs into a room filled with Disney princesses.

"Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2" is scheduled to open in theaters November 21.

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Italy’s Political Drama Raises Stakes For Euro

ROME—Italy hurtled toward a political crisis that is reigniting debate over Europe’s future, including whether the eurozone’s third-largest economy should remain in the currency union.

The impasse, sparked by President Sergio Mattarella’s decision on Sunday to block the formation of a euroskeptic government, revived longstanding European fears that Italy, with €2.3 trillion in debt and a perennially sick economy, could trigger a new existential crisis in the eurozone.

European officials on Monday expressed the hope that Italy will stick to a pro-euro path, mindful of concerns that its exit could cause huge damage to Europe’s financial system.

The crisis comes amid a raft of challenges to the vision of a deeper political and economic integration promoted by Europe’s centrist establishment.

Eurozone members are divided over proposals to pool their budgets to provide mutual support in the event of a new debt crunch. Brexit, too, is presenting painful choices for both the U.K. and the rest of Europe, while Eastern European countries are repudiating Brussels in key areas such as the rule of law and immigration.

Italy’s emergency emerged from a weekend clash over the euroskepticism of the antiestablishment 5 Star Movement, the country’s largest single party, and the hard-right League party, which regard the euro as a failed project. Both have flirted openly with the idea of pulling Italy from the common currency.

On Sunday, President Mattarella rejected the choice of Paolo Savona, an 81-year-old euroskeptic economist whom the 5 Star and League parties had picked as their economy minister, an especially delicate role given Italy’s precarious public finances and weak banks. Mr. Savona, a former Bank of Italy official, has sharply criticized the euro and likened Berlin’s dominant role in setting eurozone economic policy to wartime aggression by Nazi Germany. The president said he feared a new government with Mr. Savona as economy minister could endanger Italy’s membership in the single currency.

On Monday, as the two antiestablishment parties protested his decision, Mr. Mattarella picked Carlo Cottarelli, an International Monetary Fund veteran, as prime minister-designate, and asked him to try to form a new government. The move stirred accusations that the president had usurped the popular will expressed in March parliamentary elections. The 5 Star and League together won about half of all votes cast.

Mr. Cottarelli, who headed the IMF’s fiscal affairs department, has vigorously defended Italy’s membership in the euro and led an effort to help bring Italy’s public finances in line through large cuts in public spending and waste.

Even if Mr. Cottarelli is able to form a new government, the prime minister-designate is unlikely to win a vote of confidence in parliament. Instead, he will likely lead a caretaker government only until fresh elections are called, which could occur in September.

The leaders of both the 5 Star and the League left little doubt that they would conduct an electoral campaign railing against the strictures of the common currency. That could make the vote a de facto referendum on Italy’s membership in the euro.

“It won’t be an election,” said Matteo Salvini, the 45-year-old firebrand head of the League on Sunday. “It will be a referendum between Italy and those on the outside who want us to be a servile, enslaved nation on our knees.”

European officials on Monday expressed concern about the developments.

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“We hope that Italy will have a stable, pro-European government soon,” said Michael Roth, Germany’s minister for European affairs.

However, the combative stance of Italy’s populists drew cheers from their brethren elsewhere in the region, signaling the pan-European importance the Italian impasse is assuming.

Marine Le Pen, leader of France’s hard-right National Front and an ally of the League, said on Twitter that “the European Union and the financial markets are again confiscating democracy. What is happening in Italy is a coup d’état, a holdup of the Italian people by illegitimate institutions.” In a statement, her party said that Italy is a victim of “financial fascism.”

A full-blown return to runs on Italian debt that threatened the survival of the eurozone in 2011 and 2012 isn’t visible so far. Yields on Italian 10-year bonds jumped to 2.63% Monday as prices of the bonds fell. That is the highest since late 2013, although far from the peak of more than 7% in late 2011. The euro weakened on the Italian news, while shares on the Milan stock exchange fell 2.1%.

The popularity of the 5 Star and League parties reflects the fact that Italian voters—like many in southern in Europe—still blame European institutions, Germany and financial markets for the country’s downturn in the past decade.

The European Central Bank, bowing to Germany pressure, demanded tight budgets and painful reforms from Italy as the price for a massive bond-buying program that convinced investors that runs on fragile eurozone countries won’t be repeated.

But continued economic pain in Italy, despite a broad recovery in Europe, has sowed doubts about the euro. The Italian economy is 5% smaller per capita than it was in 2001, the only EU country, other than Greece, to have shrunk over that period, according to think tank Promotor. Across the EU, per capita GDP rose 18%. Youth unemployment is slightly more than 30%.

Write to Giovanni Legorano at giovanni.legorano@wsj.com and Marcus Walker at marcus.walker@wsj.com

Appeared in the May 29, 2018, print edition.

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Trump Says June Summit With North Korea ‘May Not Work Out’

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump said a planned June 12 summit in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “may not work out,” adding if it doesn’t happen then “maybe it would in the future.”

Mr. Trump, speaking from the Oval Office as he greeted South Korean President Moon Jae-in, said he believed Mr. Kim was serious about talks. The president said he was willing to “guarantee his safety” and predicted Mr. Kim would be “extremely happy with the outcome.”

Mr. Trump also said he believed that North Korea had an “opportunity to be a great country” and that South Korea, China and Japan were willing to invest “large sums of money” to that end.

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Top diplomats and government officials discuss risks, hopes and the future of North Korean relations at the WSJ CEO Council in Tokyo ahead of the planned Trump-Kim meeting in Singapore.

The president said he had been disappointed by a second meeting between Mr. Kim and Chinese premier Xi Jinping, adding, “I can’t say I’m happy about it.”

He said Mr. Kim and Mr. Moon could meet soon.

Mr. Moon, replying to Mr. Trump, urged him to move forward with the planned talks, saying he believed the U.S. president would make the summit successful and “establish permanent peace.”

“The person who is in charge is President Trump,” Mr. Moon added.

Mr. Trump replied that reunification of the Korean Peninsula would be “up to them” and that talks on that topic could happen in the future but “not now.”

Mr. Moon’s visit to Washington came as the historic planned meeting between Mr. Trump and Mr. Kim looked increasingly at risk. With three weeks to go until the scheduled event in Singapore, doubts have emerged about North Korea’s commitment to the U.S.’s longstanding demand that Pyongyang undertake complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization.

Last week, North Korea lobbed three aggressively worded statements at the U.S. and South Korea through its state media. One of them, attributed to Kim Kye Gwan, Pyongyang’s longtime leading figure on nuclear negotiations, threatened to pull the plug on the June 12 summit if the U.S. was going to focus on North Korea’s “unilateral nuclear abandonment.”

If that were the case, “we will no longer be interested in such dialogue and cannot but reconsider our proceeding to the DPRK-U.S. summit,” Mr. Kim was quoted as saying, using the abbreviation for North Korea’s formal name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

At the time, the White House said in response that it had fully expected such harsh language and added: “The president is very used to and ready for tough negotiations.”

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—Louise Radnofsky contributed to this article.

Write to Michael C. Bender at Mike.Bender@wsj.com and Jonathan Cheng at jonathan.cheng@wsj.com

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Popbar – Handcrafted Frozen Treats on a Stick Opens in Richardson, Texas

RICHARDSON, Texas: Popbar, the maker of customizable popGelato, popSorbetto, and yogurtPops, founded in New York City in 2010 opened its first location in Richardson, Texas. Dedicated to serving ‘the best’ in frozen treats, Popbar serves handcrafted gelato, sorbetto, and yogurt in a new way – on a stick. All pops are made in-house daily with all natural ingredients.

On the menu, you’ll find 40+ rotating flavors ranging from classics (Chocolate, Vanilla) to the more unique (Green Tea, Passion Fruit), and even seasonal ones too (Watermelon, Pumpkin Pie). You can enjoy your pop as-is, or customize to your liking. Premium dippings and toppings include dark, milk, and white chocolate, nuts, sprinkles, waffle cone, caramel corn, and more!

At Popbar, a mouthwatering experience awaits everyone, even those looking for vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, and soy-free options. All popSorbettos are vegan-dairy-gluten-soy-free, and all popGelatos and yogurtPops are gluten-soy free. Other indulgences include Hot Chocolate on a Stick, Frozen Hot Chocolate, the Double Shake (Popbar’s take on a milkshake, made with any two pops), and the newest addition to the menu, popWich, a gelato sandwich on a stick!

All this decadence can be attributed to Italian roots and a love for supremely delicious treats. Blending authenticity, innovation, and high quality ingredients, Popbar became a recipe for success, and the contemporary concept has been changing the way we enjoy our favorite Italian desserts since – on an international scale.

Popbar currently has 17 stores in the US in states like AZ, CA, FL, NC, NY, and TX, and 11 stores internationally in countries like Canada, Panama, Singapore and Russia, but this is just the beginning. There are currently 4 stores under construction in new territories, and many more to come. Popbar Richardson is the third to open this year.

"It’s an exciting day! We’re officially open and I couldn’t be more thrilled," says Raymond Nguyen, Popbar Richardson franchisee. "Our pops are so incredibly delicious and all natural too. My personal favorite is hazelnut popGelato with white chocolate, and crushed waffle cone, but what makes us special is the option to customize your own!"

While Popbar is expanding rapidly, the brand maintains a ‘mom and pop’ feel at all locations with the help of its hand-selected franchisees. Each store prides itself on Popbar’s original values – superior quality, in-house production, outstanding service, authenticity, and family-friendly fun. New stores quickly become classic neighborhood spots, and supplies like fruit and milk are purchased locally.

Popbar is a perfect treat for anyone – baby to adult, and for any occasion – dessert date to post-game celebratory treat to midnight snack. With so many flavors and combinations to try, just one visit won’t do. You’ll definitely want to stop in for a "love at first bite" experience, but if you’re a foodie, don’t forget to snap a picture of your pop first – that is, if you can wait.

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