Month: July 2019

Jeremy Corbyns rather scattergun questioning styl

first_imgJeremy Corbyn’s rather scattergun questioning style has been criticised by some in the past but today he zeroed in repeatedly on what he sees as a Tory weak point – Seaborne Freight, the shipping company with no ships.While he said the government have claimed that there will be no cost to the taxpayer, Corbyn pointed out that money was given to external consultants to assess the bid. She replied that those consultants were conducting due diligence.Corbyn continued  that the contract was considered “high risk”, criticised the limitations placed on those doing due diligence and pointed out that EuroTunnel had called the contract “secretive”. He then widened his attack on Transport Secretary Chris Grayling – criticising the Gatwick drone debacle, Carillion contracts, rail timetables and high train fares.In normal times, Grayling may have been pushed to resign weeks ago but May continued to stand by her man today. One particularly weak excuse she gave was that the contract is an example of the Tories supporting start-ups.The whole Seaborne debacle is a gift to Labour, a rare government competency cock-up which is easily understandable to the average person. Everyone knows you don’t give shipping contracts to someone with no ships.May did get one effective counter-attack in though, accusing Corbyn of playing politics and not being the conviction politician many thought he was – a criticism which will strike a chord with ‘peoples’ vote’ supporters. Although how many of them there are and whether they’ll actually abandon Labour at the next election is another question.Parliament is in rebellious mood at the moment and May got some difficult questions from her own side. After her tour of food banks with Frank Field, Heidi Allen said Universal Credit was still pushing people to food banks and called for the five-week wait and the benefit freeze to go. Amber Rudd has only just admitted that there has been a link between Universal Credit and food banks. She hasn’t admitted there still is a link.Tory MP Richard Graham also criticised the benefits system. A constituent of his receives employment and support allowance (ESA) and has just been awarded £20,000 after a recent court ruling on under-payments. He has to spend a lot of this within a year to avoid having too many assets to be eligible for ESA. May said the DWP were looking into it.Later, Ben Bradley revealed a part of the Tory psyche that May has tried to keep hidden when he asked if she would “look carefully at opportunities to shrink the size of government”. May could have repeated her phrase “austerity is over”. Instead she just said that, as Bradley believes in Brexit, he should welcome her creation of a Brexit department.Tory MP Gareth Johnson also asked an old-school Tory question, implying that, because stabbings have risen while stop and searches have fallen, the two things must be linked. To which, I direct him to this list of times correlation was not causation.Finally, May is still insisting that Brexit will happen in March (whatever Olly Robbins might say in a bar), the SNP’s Ian Blackford is still being loudly and rudely jeered every time he talks and May says that importing medicines will be the priority in the event of a no-deal.Tags:PMQs /Chris Grayling /Richard Graham /Prime Ministers Questions /Brexit /Heidi Allen /Corbyn /May /Ben Bradley /SeaBorne Freight /last_img read more

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SAINTS impressed as they beat Rochdale 626 on the

first_imgSAINTS impressed as they beat Rochdale 62-6 on the road this afternoon, writes Graham Henthorne.The visitors’ line-up featured all but one player who had progressed through the Club’s Academy system.The fact that many of the Saints side hail from the Rochdale/Oldham area and that the likes of Anthony Walker, Joe Greenwood, Jordan Hand Gary Wheeler, Tommy Makinson and especially Carl Forster spent varying degrees of time playing for the Hornets last year added some extra spice to the game.With Wheeler running the show the Saints were first on the attack as Connor Dwyer, playing in the unaccustomed hooking role, was held short.But it was left to Matty Fleming, continuing where he left off from his highly successful tour Down Under, to open the scores after 9 minutes. Dwyer’s burst down the middle, found Makinson in support and as he was tackled the full back flung the ball out right where the supporting Fleming picked up swivelling out of the tackle to score. Lewis Charnock kicked the first of his eight imperious goals from nine attempts and the Saints were on their way.Ade Gardner showed that he’s lost none of his spring as he scored a trademark try leaping high to take the ball from Makinson’s cross kick. This after quick hands had put Lewis Galbraith (pictured) free down the left.Ant Walker scored the Saints third as a lucky rebound on the last was re-gathered by Charnock and two tackles later Walker was side stepping his way over from close range.The game was put beyond the hosts reach as Saints continued their relentless point a minute barrage with a try from Paul Clough under the posts.The last scoring of the half was left to Charnock as he crowned a great personal display ghosting untouched through a hole down the right.The half time interval couldn’t come quick enough for Ian Talbot and his Hornets giving them a chance to regroup but for the Saints they couldn’t wait for the second half to start.Having said that, it was the home team who finally gave their supporters something to warm their hands on this chilly day as they scored through full back Wayne English who pounced on a delightful grubber to the sticks.The response was immediate as the Saints drove downfield, moved the ball from left to right and scored as Makinson handed off a would be tackler before beating the cover to the corner.Ade Gardner scored his second again out jumping his opposite number to Charnock’s cross kick.Jordan Hand almost followed in his fellow prop’s footsteps only to be denied the try being held up over the line. But from the play the ball the ball was moved right for Lewis Galbraith to go over.The tries kept coming as the Saints showed no mercy to their hosts.Galbraith set up the first with another 40 metre run down the line. From the play the ball Olly Davies found Jack Ashworth and the centre stepped into the corner.Then the winger scored the try of the day going 80 metres for a fabulous solo effort. He took the ball in his own 20, sat his opposite number on his backside with a great handoff before cutting inside standing the cover up with a little shimmy then showed a clean pair of heels to outpace the cover to score by the sticks.The icing on the cake was delivered by the Jarrod McCracken lookalike Jordan Tisdale who went in and out beating 2 to score in the corner.The watching Saints coaching staff will have been very encouraged by the performances of all 19 today. The way the half backs controlled the game. The way the ball was zipped out to the flanks. The way the forwards continually put their counterparts on the back foot epitomised by the class of Joe Greenwood and the 40 metre burst from Carl Forster against their old team mates.Next for the Saints is the long trip to Whitehaven next Sunday for the final warm-up game before the season starts in earnest.Match Summary:Hornets:Tries: Wayne English.Goals: Paul Crook.St Helens:Tries: Tommy Makinson, Lewis Galbraith 2, Matty Fleming, Jack Ashworth, Ade Gardner 2, Lewis Charnock, Paul Clough, Anthony Walker, Jordan Tisdale.Goals: Lewis Charnock 8, Tommy Makinson.Half Time: 30-0Full Time: 62-6Teams:Rochdale:1. Wayne English; 2. Gareth Langley, 4. Danny Davies, 3. Dave Hull, 15. Benji Lloyd; 6. Paul Crook, 7. Ste Roper; 8. John Cookson, 23. James Dandy, 10. Warren Thompson, 11. Chris Baines, 24. Tony Suffolk, 26. Adam Bowman.Subs: 12. Alex Trumper, 13. Jordan Case, 14. Sean Casey, 18. Matty Crow, 20. Joe Bate, 22. Mike Ratu, 25. Ste Marsh, 27. Andrew Ball, 28. Kyle Buckley-Mayall, 30. Danny Waddy.Saints:1. Tommy Makinson; 5. Ade Gardner, 3. Matty Fleming, 4. Jack Ashworth, 2. Lewis Galbraith; 6. Gary Wheeler, 7. Lewis Charnock; 22. Carl Forster, 19. Connor Dwyer, 10. Paul Clough, 11. Alex Clare, 12. Joe Greenwood, 27. Anthony Walker.Subs: 8. Jordan Hand, 15. Olly Davies, 17. Jordan Tisdale, 20. Dave Hewitt, 24. Ross McAuley, 32. James Tilley.last_img read more

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We had a great time welcoming our Junior Members t

first_imgWe had a great time welcoming our Junior Members to the stadium.The fans got the chance to meet the players and collect autographs before heading into the North Stand Concourse to enjoy games and fun activities from Saints Community Development Foundation and the A Star Saints Angels, as well as Saints Wheelchair Rugby League Club.Club partners Air Factory St Helens joined Game St Helens and Batchelors Peas to provide great entertainment too.And, fifty of our Members also got the chance to train on the pitch with the first team squad!We all hope you had a great day – here are some images courtesy of our club snapper Bernard Platt.Remember, it costs from £60 to be a Junior Member – and not only can you enjoy events like these but you also get to see your Saints both home and away!last_img read more

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FEMA specialists to offer mitigation tips in Wilmington

first_img FEMA mitigation specialists can answer questions about home repair, making disaster plans, putting together supply kits and the importance of flood insurance.Mitigation is the effort to reduce the loss of life and property damage by lessening the impact of future disasters. 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% Surf City will not resume dune restoration until November2:24Gov. Cooper tours Fair Bluff Fire Station, talks hurricane recovery0:55School supply giveaway aims to help those affected by Florence1:41Northside Pool repairs almost complete0:30Support the Port among winners of disaster recovery grant0:56Vet receives a free roof after losing one to Florence0:55HOPE NC INTERVIEW3:25Hampstead woman loses home in Florence, surprised with help 10 months later2:04Tropical Integrated Warning Team meeting helps agencies prepare during hurricane season1:56US 421 bridge work continues after Florence washout0:47Teens help those affected by Hurricane Florence, Matthew2:08Florence victims face 100-degree days in FEMA trailers1:04Volunteers desperately needed to assist with building efforts after Hurricane Florence3:39Hurricane shifts sand in coastal waters, could increase swimming threats2:13First responders join WARM in hurricane recovery efforts0:59Oak Island Pier set to reopen Wednesday0:25Oceanic Restaurant ready to dive in on Mother’s Day0:30Possible return date for Jervay community released2:18New Hanover Schools hourly employees won’t get paid for five days2:14Hurricane Recovery round table gives residents access to mroe help post-Florence2:10Brunswick Town Historic Site museum reopens Saturday1:00Wilmington man meets paramedics who saved his life hours before hurricane2:20Rep. David Rouzer talks Mueller report, storm recovery4:24Spruce up your yard at annual spring plant sale in Burgaw0:47RESIDE Disaster Relief Shelter holds rubbon cutting0:54Students say “Thank you” to first responders1:25AG sues Florida tree removal company for alleged price gouging in Wilmington2:14’Cross Creek Hero’ continues to lend a helping hand2:17USO shows appreciation to the coast guard, shutdown, hurricane0:52Proposed tax credit could assist repairs for historic homes in disaster zones2:04Two New Hanover schools to move into new buildings next month1:26NC students write book about experience with Hurricane Florence1:22Luncheon highlights ’growth and transformation’ in downtown Wilmington0:32Gov. Roy Cooper says downtown Wilmington ’revitalized’ after Florence2:02Community rolls together to get topsail beach skating rink back open after storm1:36Cape Fear Garden Club plants the seed for Airlie Gardens’ Florence recovery0:57Wilmington firefighters honored for rescue during Hurricane Florence1:50Rep. David Rouzer talks rebuilding damaged dike in Bladen County1:40Fix to Kelly dike system still in limbo following community conversation2:13Neighbors fight to stop construction of ’essential’ hospital water system2:31County, city still waiting on millions in Florence reimbursement1:51Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo talks Florence recovery 6 months after storm1:51Boiling Spring Lakes: Only 40% of recovery completed since historic hurricane2:26Owner moves to new location after Florence wipes out iconic restaurant1:06Pender community surfs its way to recovery months after storm1:27ONLY ON WWAY: Gov. Cooper gives recovery update six months post-Florence7:42’This is a miracle’: Whitestocking community gets help to rebuild church2:19Bethlehem Baptist Church is on the road to recovery after Florence1:22800+ Pender students still displaced several months after historic hurricane1:58Are some homes worth the renovation after Hurricane Florence?1:17Free seeds offer easier start to families replanting0:54Cape Fear Volunteer Center needs help moving Florence survivors into new homes0:53Florence survivor finds new housing, not out of the woods yet0:31Rebuild continues almost 6 months since Hurricane Florence1:35Rebuild continues almost 6 months since Hurricane Florence2:19Florence destroys Pender County farm, help comes from across country2:07How can we improve for next time? Pender reviews storm response to Florence1:40USS Battleship North Carolina continues to battle Mother Nature1:54Will Carolina Beach businesses reopen in time for start of season?2:05FEMA assistance starts to end, Florence victims still without homes2:07New Hanover County issues Hurricane Florence after action report1:22Veteran forced out of garage after Florence moves into camper0:31Gov. Cooper proposes funding aimed to help schools recovering from Florence1:44Florence clean up efforts ongoing1:54Pender Co. ends Hurricane Florence state of emergency0:16Volunteers needed to clean up Ev-Henwood Nature Preserve in Leland0:30University breaks ground on new student housing0:57Topsail Island is back open post-Florence1:38Barfield: ’State of the county is strong’2:17Habitat breaks ground on 4 new homes in Wilmington0:54Volunteer attorneys could help homeowners denied help from FEMA4:06Pro bono FEMA clinic for those affected by Hurricane Florence4:06First ever pender county state of education and economy held in burgaw1:52Wrightsville Beach restaurant closed since Florence starts rehiring staff0:53Hurricane Florence victims can still apply for disaster mitigation0:55Are you ready for breakfast?1:00Historic grounds reopens after shutdown1:27Hurricane Florence recovery summit brings survivors together1:31New Wrightsville Beach school planned with storms, floods in mind0:33TX official offers affordable housing advice after experiencing Hurricane Harvey1:04Whitestocking residents welcome truckload of donations from Pennsylvania3:06FEMA hosting meeting to address flood mitigation questions, concerns3:39University still repairing classrooms and apartments four months after hurricane0:30Cooper to Trump: End shutdown so NC can rebuild after Hurricane Florence0:33Experts say affordable housing is in more trouble following Florence0:58Stranger drives across country to reunite NC boy fighting cancer with his dog2:19Will a $2M flood plan save the Battleship North Carolina parking lot?1:05Woman says Florence damage is severely affecting her health1:54When you can learn more about applying for buyouts on flood-prone homes0:25Pender County students to receive free meals through January 310:20Animal aid group says majority of supplies lost after theft1:02Duke energy wants customers to help with $760m storm cost0:44Find out how you can help the environment by getting rid of your Christmas tree1:02New study researches how Hurricane Florence could have impacted pregnancies2:16Ward gives back to his community during the holidays1:32Gov. Cooper reflects on efforts to rebuild following Hurricane Florence3:14Gov. Cooper: 2018 was a tough year for North Carolina2:37Man designs ornaments made from Florence debris0:38Businesses team up to host Hurricane Florence recovery fundraiser0:56Rain lowers ’Christmas on the Square’ turnout0:54XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — FEMA experts are coming back to Wilmington to offer advice on how to rebuild stronger against future storm damage.FEMA says disaster survivors can get tips and advice at the 84 Lumber at 1700 Hall Drive in Wilmington starting tomorrow and running through Feb. 16. They will be at the store each day except Sundays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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PepsiCola brings the UEFA Champions League Trophy to Malta

first_img SharePrint <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=a7617b59&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=128&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=a7617b59&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> The prestigious UEFA Champions League Trophy will in Malta on the 9th of February. The public will be able to view and take pictures with the distinguished cup during an event which will be held at The Point Shopping Mall in Sliema from 10.30am till 2pm. Additionally, there will also be a surprise appearance by an international footballer and former winner of the UEFA Champions League Trophy.The trophy is being brought to Malta thanks to PepsiCo who has been the Official Soft Drinks Partner of the UEFA Champions League since 2015. Susan Weenink Camilleri, Head of Marketing & Communications at Simonds Farsons Cisk plc, said that “thanks to PepsiCo’s partnership with the UEFA Champions League, we are truly delighted to be in a position to offer this unique opportunity to local football fans. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and we look forward to seeing many Champions League fans at The Point on Saturday.”Simonds Farsons Cisk plc, bottlers of Pepsi-Cola products in Malta, have recently commemorated their 40-year partnership with PepsiCo, one of the world’s largest corporations in the global food and beverage industry. Over these years the company has been officially recognised and awarded for the consistent attention to quality which is reflected in the final top-notch quality of the Pepsi-Cola products on the market.The PepsiCo portfolio of foods and beverages is marketed and distributed by Simonds Farsons Cisk plc and Quintano Foods Limited, members of the Farsons Group, and available all over Malta and Gozo.WhatsApplast_img read more

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Yahoo buys conference call startup Rondee to close it on July 12

first_imgAdvertisement Yahoo has made yet another acquisition after the company picked up free conference calling service Rondee on undisclosed terms. Users of the six-year-old service are advised to start looking for alternatives, since it will close down within the next month.Rondee is joining Yahoo’s small business team, as a note on its website explains, but new users can sign up to the service and calls can be scheduled up until July 12. The firm says data from past calls will remain accessible to Rondee users until August 12 of this year.[related-posts] – Advertisement – The company explains that it will transition users over to rival Instant Conference as part of the closure:We’ve appreciated your support. To minimize the inconvenience to you, we have arranged for your Login ID and Rondee On Demand PINs to work with Instant Conference, a highly reputable conference calling service. Be sure to check your email for details.This is an interesting acquisition since no immediate synergies spring to mind for Yahoo here. The company may well just be beefing up its SME offering, or perhaps there is something more audacious (new voice call features) being planned for its oft-forgotten Yahoo Messenger product?Earlier yesterday, Yahoo picked up photo app maker GhostBird in yet another undisclosed deal that will result in the retiring of its iOS app. The deal might be aimed at improving Flickr but, with Yahoo keeping details quiet, it is not entirely clear at this point.Source: TNWlast_img read more

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StarTimes adds new channels ahead of digital migration

first_imgAdvertisement StarTimes Media is adding new channels to its platform which will be available on its digital transmission, ahead of Kenya’s planned analogue switch-off next month.The new channels will include FOX News Channel (FNC), a 24-hour news channel, Star Africa, showcasing African movies, Star Movies and Star One to broadcast new Hollywood movies.This addition comes two weeks ahead of the analogue switch-off date of December 13, which is currently being challenged in court by a group of media houses. – Advertisement – The High Court hearing set for December 6 which will determine whether there will be another delay to Kenya’s digital migration after two more parties joined three media houses in a petition against the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK).FNC and Star Africa will come to StarTimes on the Classic bouquet KSh999 ($12) per month on channels 330 and channel 019 respectively, with FNC delivering political, business and breaking news, while Star Africa will air content from South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria.Also to be offered on the Classic bouquet will be Bloomberg TV delivering financial news and Star One, which will come to StarTimes on channel 014.Star Movies has been added to the Unique Bouquet, which retails at KSh1,999 ($24) per month and will offer users access to the latest Hollywood releases on channel 011.Leo Lee, the chief executive officer (CEO) at StarTimes, said: “The addition of these new channels will go a long way in boosting the education and knowledge sharing content for our esteemed customers.“StarTimes subscribers should expect even more as we progressively monitor consumer taste and review our content to suit the whole family.”StarTimes said it has more channel additions underway to help Kenyans usher in the festive season with extra special gifts as the country makes the switch to digital TV.last_img read more

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Google Chrome Most Popular Browser Displacing Internet Explorer

first_imgGoogle Chrome now the most popular web browser beating their life time rival Internet Explorer. Image Credit: innov8tiv Advertisement Google Chrome has become the most popular browser in the world, beating out their rival Internet Explorer, according to new data from Net Market Share.Net Market Share, an analytics firm, said Google’s browser had 41.71 % of the market share in April compared to Microsoft Internet Explorer’s 41.33 %. Firefox took the 3rd place at a 10.06 %, followed by Apple’s Safari at 4.47 %, Opera in the 5th place with 2.01%. – Advertisement – ABC News reports that, Chrome was already crowned the winner back in 2012 according to another measure by the tracking group StatCounter, web traffic analysis tool based in Dublin, and at that time, Firefox came in second and Internet Explorer was third.Net Market Share and StatCounter are two different web traffic analytics firms, and they both measure traffic differently;Net Market Share counts unique visitors, instead of page views, per day. Another huge difference is that Net Market Share analyzes more than 40,000 websites, according to a description of its methodology while StatCounter says that it tracks more than 3 million sites around the world.last_img read more

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PewDiePie TSeries in Battle for King of YouTube

first_imgA person displaying a YouTube logo on a smartphone | Photo by Szabo Viktor on Unsplash. Advertisement According to reports by BBC News, there could be an on-going battle of who is the King of YouTube between Swedish YouTuber; Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg (a.k.a PewDiePie) and Indian music record label and film production company; T-series—founded by Gulshan Kumar.Quoting BBC News, “Felix Kjellberg mounted a challenge to Kumar’s T-Series, to retain his status as the YouTuber with the most subscribers.”—after Bhushan Kumar came out to say he hadn’t heard of PewDiePie until a couple of months ago.This prompted the challenge. However, Kumar told BBC India correspondent; Soutik Biswas, he’s really not bothered about this race. – Advertisement – “I don’t even know why PewDiePie is taking this so seriously. He’s getting his people to push him, promote him. We are not competing with him,” said Kumar.At the time BBC published it’s article, PewDiePie and T-Series channels had 75 million subscribes. Now, as per SocialBlade—website that track statistics on social media platforms; Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitch, DailyMotion, and Mixer, setup a ‘LIVE’ PewDiePie vs T-Series sub count on its channel—with PewDiePie at now 79+ million subs and T-Series at 78+ million subs.PewDiePie posts video game commentaries and vlogs on his channel while Kumar’s T-Series channel posts more about Mumbai’s entertainment; Music and Film.According to SocialBlade, PewDiePie’s and T-Series subscribe rank come at 4th, and 5th places respectively. PewDiePie who created his channel on 29th April, 2010 has 3.7K uploads and 19,822,174,974 views while T-Series that opened on 13th March, 2006 has 13k uploads and 57,360,621,598 views. Meanwhile, on the view rank, T-Series comes in 1st place while PewDiePie comes in 8th place.PewDiePie is currently gaining on average more than 208,409 new subscribers per day, while T-Series gets on average about 173,963 a day. On the perspective of daily average views, PewDiePie has 15,610,000 while T-Series gets 92,598,000.Meanwhile, it’s reported that fans of PewDiePie hacked tens of thousands of printers to print out messages and posters urging people to subscribe to him. In addition, claimed to also hacked the Wall Street Journal with a note that the newspaper would be sponsoring PewDiePie in an attempt to beat T-Series in the race for subscribers.On the other hand, Kumar said, “I have not told my artists to put up supportive messages to boost our followers on our channel. We’re not in that game.”Gautam Anand, Managing Director of YouTube’s Asian branch, YouTube APAC, told BBC’s Soutik, “T-Series embraced the platform early, and their position today is a testament to their commitment to our platform, to their team that truly understands the medium, and to their programming strategy of delivering content that reflects the rich diversity of India and its music scene.”Kumar completes his conversation with Soutik, saying, “We are a music label. He does something else. He’s playing games, vlogging and stuff – no comparison. I wish him all the best.”<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>last_img read more

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BENS BLOG Max Shoes – The Sheikh Mohammed of Greyhound Racing

first_img[dropcap]B[/dropcap]log, I write with exciting news… Have you been sent a gleaming pair of moody-blues over the last ten years? Well, if so, they come from Leicester, and the headquarters of Max Italia, otherwise known in greyhound circles; as ‘Max Shoes’. We met Max at Walthamstow, where he used to pay bookies in new shoes (he just luuuurves a favourite!), and he’s been family ever since.Max owns a genuine, live-runner, in this year’s Greyhound Derby! Old Joe Golden. Into about 100/1 outright now, he won his first round, at Wimbledon, in style, and not yet two years of age; looks a most capable creature.In expert analysis, the great Charlie Lister has passed over the following opinion:It’s a GOOD dog, Max.And pro dog-punter, Jerry ‘Warfumstaw’ Croxford, considered the matter, and then said:It’s a PROPER dog, mate.I don’t know about you, but at 100/1, that’s enough for me to be getting involved! Max, if you get to the final of the Dog Derby: I’LL STAND NEXT TO THE TRACK AND CRY WITH HAPPINESS AND PRIDE.In other news:Star Sports = Possibly only 24 hours now, from a HUGE announcement. STAND ASIDE, THE BIG-TIMERS ARE COMING THROUGH.Over and out, B xlast_img read more

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STARTERS ORDERS Sunday

first_img[dropcap]W[/dropcap]elcome to Starters Orders. Our daily midday update from the trading room at Star Sports with our key market movers for the day across all sports.Sunday 5 February HORSE RACINGCLICK HERE FOR OUR CHELTENHAM 2017 ANTEPOST PRICES2.00 PunchestownIsleofhopendreams 5/1 > 100/302.30 PunchestownBallyboker Bridge 5/2 > 2/13.20 TauntonIn On The Act 11/1 > 7/13.40 MusselburghMonbeg Charmer 4/1 > 5/23.50 TauntonWillow’s Saviour 12/1 > 8/14.10 MusselburghAlzammaar 8/1 > 7/2LIVE PREMIER LEAGUEPremier League13:30 Sky Sports 1 / Sky Sports 1 HD / Sky Sports Ultra HD1/5 Man City 12/1 Swansea City 11/2 DRAWPremier League16:00 Sky Sports 1 / Sky Sports 1 HD / Sky Sports Ultra HD9/2 Leicester City 4/6 Man Utd 14/5 DRAWSUPERBOWLTo win Superbowl4/6 New England Patriots 13/10 Atlanta FalconsBET WITH STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img read more

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STARTERS ORDERS Thursday

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STAR PREVIEW Premier League Final Day

first_imgAfter 6,576 hours, 274 days, 39 weeks, 37 games, and two goal-line decisions which total less than 10 centimeters, the Premier League’s title race comes to its final conclusion. The calculation is mightily simple; A win for Manchester City and they retain their title, regardless of what Liverpool do against Wolves. Here’s to one last 90 minutes.LIVERPOOL v WOLVES‘A week is a long time in football’ is a phrase that is fast being made redundant. This is 2019, when entire years can be fit into just days, and when you can have three of the most exciting finishes of the season – or perhaps recent years – in a row, then you know that anything and everything can change.Liverpool, no matter what happens, already have what is arguably a more remarkable turnaround in the bag – of course you now know that I am referring to their amazing 4-0 win against Barcelona that has sent them to a second consecutive Champions League final, and one which could have an effect on their Premier League finale.Whether Liverpool end up with two, one trophy, or none, nobody can accuse them of not fighting until the end and what was always likely to be a ferocious atmosphere at Anfield will be infernal now they’ve had the famous European comeback. That performance was out of this world, and perhaps importantly, arguably the best of the season before what’s arguably now their second most important game.A scrappy 3-2 win against Newcastle when the winning goal came from a dubiously awared free-kick was the sort of performance that does seal titles but it would not have been good enough against Wolves and such a dominant performance when every single player had an outstanding game is the perfect preparation.However, the challenge of Wolves really shouldn’t be underestimated. Nuno’s side have had a truly remarkable season that somehow didn’t end in an FA Cup final appearance and that should give them extra motivation to target this game as a cup final.Their record against the Top 6 sides is phenomenal. Following Arsenal and Chelsea’s qualifications for the Europa League, Wolves have now beaten each of the four finalists for the two Big European competitions, a stunning stat for a side that was in League One not so long ago.They have taken a point against Manchester City here in the League and also beaten Chelsea at Molineux; On the road they have taken points from Arsenal and Chelsea whilst beating Tottenham. Indeed, they drew with United when Jose was still in charge at Old Trafford and they took advantage of Liverpool’s changed side to start their FA Cup run, which also involved them beating – you guessed it – Manchester United in their quarter-final.Wolves are on a three match winning run to end the season, and they were deeply impressive when beating Arsenal and deserved winners against Watford (2-1, but performed better than that on xG) and Fulham (1-0).They have the quality upfront in Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota to test Joel Matip and Virgil Van Dijk, whilst Jonny and Matt Doherty have stepped up when playing top opposition all season to boot.Liverpool v WolvesPremier League15:00 Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Ultra HDHEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches)JAN 2019 FA CUP Wolves 2-1 LiverpoolDEC 2018 PREMIER LEAGUE Wolves 0-2 LiverpoolJAN 2017 FA CUP Liverpool 1-2 WolvesJAN 2012 PREMIER LEAGUE Wolves 0-3 LiverpoolSEP 2011 PREMIER LEAGUE Liverpool 2-1 WolvesJAN 2011 PREMIER LEAGUE Wolves 0-3 LiverpoolDEC 2010 PREMIER LEAGUE Liverpool 0-1 WolvesJAN 2010 PREMIER LEAGUE Wolves 0-0 LiverpoolDEC 2009 PREMIER LEAGUE Liverpool 2-0 WolvesMAR 2004 PREMIERSHIP Liverpool 1-0 WolvesJAN 2004 PREMIERSHIP Wolves 1-1 Liverpool*All matches in 21st CenturyLiverpool’s early need for a goal means the tactical dynamic is set in the visitors favour and what’s more they’ve had a full week’s rest with a fully fit squad, so it’s impossible to agree with the current match odds. Take them on a two goal handicap, and back them to cause a small upset to boot.BRIGHTON v MANCHESTER CITYJust one last game separates Pep Guardiola and Manchester City from becoming the first side to retain the title since their City rivals United won three on the bounce, and they can seal it with victory at Brighton.In many ways, this title will be even more remarkable than last season, when they won 100 points. They have been pushed all the way by Liverpool and in the process will end the season with at least 95 points, meaning that City have taken 195 points out of the last 228 available domestically, a stratospheric number.For much of this season they have played with the same elan as they did last year, but when the chips have been down they’ve shown as much mental steel as any title winner. Recently they’ve had to fight really hard on more than one occasion – the chips were down against Tottenham, Burnley, and Leicester on Monday, but they found their way to three 1-0 wins and if things get tight then Guardiola’s men have the quality and steel to grind their way to the title here.Things are never easy at this stage of the season but Brighton might well represent less of a threat to their title chances than Tottenham, Burnley or Leicester. All three of those clubs (fourth, ninth, and 15th) are ahead of Brighton as it stands and Spurs and Leicester do carry a genuine break threat too, whilst Burnley’s defensive prowess can present a challenge for even the best attacking sides.Brighton, who have been safe for a week now, have barely managed to raise a gallop for the past few weeks, and before their 1-1 draw against Arsenal last week they’d had eight shots on target in their last eight games, with just one goal in that time. That’s been a theme of the season – they’re 20th in the shots on target table, and last week their goal did come from a penalty when they didn’t get much of the ball.City will dominate possession and look to give one of Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling, Leroy Sane or Bernardo Silva a chance to get the all-important first goal, and they should be able to break down the resistance of Lewis Dunk and Shane Duffy, along with goalkeeper Mat Ryan, given enough time.Brighton & Hove Albion v Man CityPremier League15:00 Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HDHEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches)APR 2019 FA CUP Manchester City 1-0 BrightonSEP 2018 PREMIER LEAGUE Manchester City 2-0 BrightonMAY 2018 PREMIER LEAGUE Manchester City 3-1 BrightonAUG 2017 PREMIER LEAGUE Brighton 0-2 Manchester CitySEP 2008 CARLING CUP Brighton 2-2 Manchester CityCity have won six consecutive Premier League away games since a 2-1 loss at Newcastle in January and in eight home games this year Brighton have mustered just five points, three coming thanks to a nervy 1-0 success over Huddersfield. City have won 11 of their last 16 games by a 1, 2 or 3-0 score line and something similar can deliver the Premier League crown.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)BACK WOLVES (+2) 5 pts at 11/10 with starsports.betBACK WOLVES/DRAW 2 pts at 11/4 with starsports.betBACK MAN CITY 1-0 1 pt at 17/2 with starsports.betBACK MAN CITY 2-0 2 pts at 11/2 with starsports.betPROFIT/LOSS SINCE JAN 1 2017: PROFIT 237.17 points(excluding Premier League ante-post, Byron Classic)last_img read more

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Documenting Village Languages Battling Biowarfare Mastering Methane

first_imgAddThis Mastering Methane: By draining the rice fields once during the growingseason, allowing the soil to be reoxidized, two Rice University professors haveshown that methane emissions can be cut by 50 percent. Draining three times cutsemissions to nearly zero. And, if they carefully time the drain and controlfertilizer and soil factors, they can even increase rice yields by five to tenpercent. Methane, as a greenhouse gas, can pack a punch. Methane reacts morethan carbon dioxide in the air and its global warming potential is 56 timesgreater than CO2 over a 20 year period, says biogeochemist Ron Sass. Thescientists are using airplane and satellite imaging data, in conjunction withground sampling, to create a model for rice cultivation that could be usedthroughout the world. Contact: Ron Sass, (713) 527-4066, Frank Fisher, (713)527-4917.### ShareTipsheetDocumenting Village Languages: Like an old-time traveling medicineshow, Rice linguist Spike Gildea and his team of graduate students show up everysummer in jungle villages in Brazil playing guitars and offering trade goods.The deal is simple. Gildea trades fishhooks and cloth for stories and time. Hehas two purposes: documenting living languages of indigenous people whose waysof life are threatened by encroaching Western civilization and spreading wordamong natives of the newer threat of AIDS, which caused the first official deathamong northern Brazilian Indians last year. Gildea’s research was funded in partby a three-year National Science Foundation grant to study the Cariban family oflanguages in Brazil. Additional grants from Rice allowed him to stretch thefunding through the summer of 1997.Contact: Spike Gildea, (713) 527-4776.center_img Battling Biowarfare: A Rice University bioengineer is involved in a $6million project to research and develop “smart skins,” specially engineeredfabrics that will intercept and counteract harmful chemicals used in biologicalwarfare. Antonios Mikos, associate professor of bioengineering and chemicalengineering, received part of a two-year grant from the Department of Defense’sDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Mikos is working withMolecular Geodesics, Inc. of Cambridge, Mass. to develop the material. More thanjust a barrier, “smart skins” would capture and neutralize biological threatagents and chemical toxins, such as gasses, viruses or bacteria, before they canreach or enter the body. Contact: Tony Mikos, Rice University, (713) 285-5355,Donald Ingber at Molecular Geodesics, (617) 494-1118.last_img read more

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Rice to host screening of education documentary The Texas Promise

first_imgAddThis ShareRice UniversityOffice of Public Affairs / News & Media RelationsEXPERT ALERTAmy McCaig713-348-6777amym@rice.eduRice to host screening of education documentary ‘The Texas Promise’HOUSTON – (Feb. 17, 2015) – “The Texas Promise,” a documentary film highlighting public education in the state, will be screened at Rice University at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 23 in the Anderson-Clarke Center’s Hudspeth Auditorium. The screening is free and open to the public and will be followed by a panel discussion. Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, Houston Education Research Consortium (HERC) and the Center for College Readiness are hosting the event.WHAT: Screening of “The Texas Promise.”WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 23.WHERE: Hudspeth Auditorium in the Anderson-Clarke Center at Rice University, 6100 Main St.The 2014 film focuses on public education in Texas and delves into issues of equity, politics and money as Texas makes historic education decisions about opportunity, the economy and democracy. The film also features commentary by Kinder Institute Founding Director Stephen Klineberg.The screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring HERC Director Ruth López Turley, Houston Independent School District (HISD) Board of Education member Juliet Stipeche and HISD student advocate and parent Sue Deigaard.For more information on the event or to RSVP, visit http://kinder.rice.edu/TheTexasPromise.Members of the media interested in attending may RSVP to Amy McCaig, senior media relations specialist at Rice, at 713-348-6777.-30-Follow Rice News and Media Relations on Twitter @RiceUNews.Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,920 undergraduates and 2,567 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is just over 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice is highly ranked for best quality of life by the Princeton Review and for best value among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go here.last_img read more

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Dan Heiser Named Full Chair At DePaul University

first_imgDan Heiser Named Full Chair At DePaul University regions: Chicago RelatedTCU Neeley Faculty Gains Eight New Business ProfessionlsThe Texas Christian University – Neeley School of Business has recently added eight new faculty members to the TCU Neeley faculty, who will further strengthen their rigorous and committed curriculum. Michael Hitt and Brad Harris will be joining the Department of Management, Entrepreneurship and Leadership as the Distinguished Research Fellow…January 15, 2016In “Featured Region”Rutgers Business School Names New DeanRutgers Business School-Newark and New Brunswick has appointed Dr. Lei Lei as dean of the school. Dr. Lei will begin her role in the position Jan. 1, 2015. Lei follows Glenn Shafer who has led RBS as dean since 2011. A combination of Dr. Lei’s accomplishments as an academic leader,…November 12, 2014In “Featured Home”Academic Society Names Bauer Professor as New PresidentThe academic society The Decision Science Institute recently named a new president, Funda Sahin, an associate professor in the Department of Decision & Information Sciences (DISC) at University of Houston’s Bauer College of Business. Sahin will assume the role beginning in April 2016. Sahin is the fifth woman elected president…April 29, 2015In “Featured Region” Last Updated May 23, 2017 by Max PulciniFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail center_img About the AuthorMax PulciniMax Pulcini is a Philadelphia-based writer and reporter. He has an affinity for Philly sports teams, Super Smash Bros. and cured meats and cheeses. Max has written for Philadelphia-based publications such as Spirit News, Philadelphia City Paper, and Billy Penn, as well as national news outlets like The Daily Beast.View more posts by Max Pulcini After serving as the interim chair of DePaul University’s Department of Management & Entrepreneurship for the last year, the school has announced that Dan Heiser has received a three-year assignment to become full chair.Heiser is also an associate professor in the Driehaus College of Business, teaching supply chain management and project management. He previously served as associate dean, leading the college’s global engagement, including oversight of graduate degree-abroad programs in Bahrain, Taiwan and the Czech Republic.Heiser sees the value in international education and economies, having taught in places like Bahrain, Chile, Czech Republic, China, Finland, Germany, Taiwan and the United Arab Emirates. His supply-chain research has appeared in the International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Supply Chain Management, International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management and Strategic Outsourcing: An International Journal.Heiser, who is celebrating his 20th year teaching at DePaul, is excited to bring his impressive educational background and passion for studying global engagement to the leadership of the management department. In a recent Q&A with the school, Heiser discussed how his various professional and academic experiences have helped prepare him for his new role. Here are some excerpts from that interview: What do you have planned for the department?“Right now we are working on different projects with the College of Computing and Digital Media to discover how we can marry not only technology and innovation, but also the skills we bring as managers. Entrepreneurship across the curriculum is another place where there is enormous potential for cross-college collaboration and cross-department collaboration. One of my goals is to have us looking outside and viewing these opportunities. Certainly they are challenges for the way we have done business in the past, but there are tremendous opportunity for growth.”Why is now a good time to study management at DePaul?“Relevancy—we want to make sure what we are teaching in the classroom applies to what our graduates will be experiencing out there in the real world. We have amazing faculty that bring experiential learning from the local community into the classroom. We are introducing new methodologies, offering more online classes, and giving our students more hands-on, applied activities. We want our students to recognize that as they proceed in their careers, they will be dealing with people from different cultures and socio-economic issues, and how we can find that commonality and work together to achieve our goals. We are dedicated to making our students career ready.”Click here to read the full interview.last_img read more

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Viral Pic Shows Dog in Texas Carrying Bag of Dog Food

first_img  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   As Texans in the south of the state evacuate their homes from the destruction of Tropical Storm Harvey, one dog was captured on camera taking home his version of bread and milk.Or was he?Tiele Dockens of Texas photographed a German shepherd mix walking down the street in Sinton, Texas, carrying a bag of dog food in his mouth.Dockens had been going around to check on the properties of friends who had evacuated when she spotted the dog, which she later found out was named Otis.On Friday night, Otis got loose while under the care of Salvador Segovia, 65, who had been taking care of the dog for his 5-year-old grandson, Carter, who had evacuated. Segovia told Chron.com that on Saturday morning, he checked the screened-in porch from where Otis had escaped and noticed that his bag of dog food was also missing.He went out searching and talked to several people who reported having seen the dog.He found Otis, he told  Chron.com, and was able to bring him home before his grandson returned.What he was doing with the dog food is still unclear, but given that the food was his, it seems he may have been on more of a rescue mission than a food run. This isn’t the first time Otis has been in the limelight. The dog apparently made a name for himself in the town of 6,000 for his adventures.“Otis can go to Dairy Queen and he can get a hamburger,” Segovia told Chon.com. “He’s the only dog allowed to lie down in front of the county court house.”Segovia also said that he also wanders to the local pet store by himself.“He’s not a stray. He’s a good dog,” he said.From NTD.tv Show Discussion Share this article Viral Pic Shows Dog in Texas Carrying Bag of Dog Food By NTD Television August 27, 2017 Updated: August 29, 2017 US Sharelast_img read more

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Over 500 Arrested in California Human Trafficking Crackdown

first_img More than 500 people were arrested in a Californian statewide operation targeting human trafficking, officials announced on Jan. 30.The three-day sting, known as “Operation Reclaim and Rebuild,” resulted in the rescue of 56 victims, including 11 girls. The operation was led by the Los Angeles Regional Human Trafficking Task Force, in coordination with over 80 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, public service providers, and community-based support organizations, Nixle reported.Of the 510 people arrested, 30 were suspected traffickers, and 178 were alleged “johns.”At a press conference on Jan. 30, Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell said: “Teams from throughout California have joined the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to come down hard on business as usual for the pimps, exploiters and those who believe that it’s acceptable to buy another human being for sexual purposes.”“The message we hope to send to the traffickers is: don’t do business in Los Angeles County or the state of California because we will find you and prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law,” he said. Teams from throughout CA have joined the #LASD to come down hard on “business as usual” for the pimps, exploiters & those who believe that it’s acceptable to buy another human being for sexual purposes. 45 adult & 11 juvenile females were rescued in Op Reclaim & Rebuild @LASDHQ pic.twitter.com/STFTT6mrKZ— Jim McDonnell (@LACoSheriff) January 30, 2018In one of the task force’s operations described by McDonnell, Milpitas police arrested a man who sexually assaulted a victim of sex trafficking. The man was dressed in full police uniform, with sidearm, when he encountered the victim. It was later found that the suspect was already on felony probation and wanted by police for other similar crimes, ABC7 reported.The task force’s enforcement efforts also extended to targeting online predators. In one case, McDonnell said a detective in South California posing as a 16-year-old girl online was solicited by a 65-year-old man. He was arrested after traveling 35 miles to have sex with her. The suspect allegedly acknowledged that she was apparently a minor.The annual enforcement operation is now in its fourth year. Since its inception in Nov. 2015, officials say 221 people have been rescued, and 948 suspects have been arrested in connection with human trafficking.From NTD.tv US News Share  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   (Shutterstock/SeaRick1) Over 500 Arrested in California Human Trafficking Crackdown By Cathy Zhang January 31, 2018 Updated: January 31, 2018 Recommended Video: Corvette Chase Share this article Show Discussionlast_img read more

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US Bond Market Takes Looming Treasuries Deluge in Stride

first_img Share NEW YORK—U.S. government debt supply will likely continue to boom, but bond market investors seem to be taking it in stride.The Treasury Department is having to sell more debt to finance the government’s ballooning deficit, stemming from the massive federal tax overhaul in December and the spending deal passed in February. Still, bond yields have remained in a narrow range, suggesting investors may not be fretting about the swelling debt supply.“There will be no relief from supply especially from bills going into October,” said Tom Simons, money market strategist at Jefferies & Co in New York. Supply is expected to run high at least until the Treasury provides updated forecasts on its borrowing needs, next due in November—and might even accelerate further.This week, the Treasury will sell $34 billion in three-year notes, with $26 billion in 10-year debt on Aug. 8 and $18 billion in 30-year bonds on Aug. 9. It will also auction $51 billion in three-month bills and $45 billion in six-month bills, together with an expected $65 billion in one-month bills.The supply will fall short of a record week of $294 billion set in March but continues a trend higher since February.Analysts, who said the market would have no trouble digesting this week’s offerings, see the government as becoming increasingly dependent on private investors for cash as the Fed further reduces its bond holdings. The goal is to shrink a balance sheet that had grown to more than $4 trillion from three massive rounds of asset purchases to combat the previous recession. “I think they will go fine,” Matt Freund, head of fixed-income strategies at Calamos Investments in Chicago, said of this week’s debt auctions.Analysts projected that supply will continue to climb and that March’s record-setting weekly amount would be eclipsed in the coming weeks.The Treasury said on July 30 it expected to borrow $56 billion more during the third quarter than its earlier estimate, resulting in issuing $329 billion in debt securities during this period.Focus on Other RisksThe government’s rising debt load is a long-term concern for investors, but it is not atop their list of pressing worries.The trade dispute between Washington and Beijing and the pace of Federal Reserve’s interest rate increases pose far graver threats to markets and the economy than more government IOUs, analysts said.“It is a really, long-term powerful narrative, but when is it going to bite?” Calamos’ Freund said.As long as the U.S. economy hums along and its bond yields are higher than most of its peers, appetite for U.S. Treasuries should remain solid in the foreseeable future, according to most analysts. Mild inflation and the Fed staying on a gradual rate-hike path also support U.S. bond demand, the analysts have said.“From an absolute yield perspective, where else are you going to go?” said Eric Souza, senior portfolio manager at SVB Asset Management in San Francisco.On Aug. 3, benchmark 10-year Treasury yield slipped over 3 basis points at 2.952 percent following a mixed July payrolls report. Yields move inversely to prices.The U.S. 10-year yield is running 2.50 percentage points above its German counterpart and 2.85 points higher than Japanese 10-year yield.The U.S. budget gap is forecast to hit $1 trillion in the fiscal year 2020, compared with $804 billion in fiscal 2018, according to the Congressional Budget Office.Given the growing deficit, the government has ramped up its issuance of bills and shorter-dated coupon debt to meet its funding needs after the suspension of the federal debt ceiling earlier this year.By Richard Leong Show Discussion US News Share this articlecenter_img US Bond Market Takes Looming Treasuries Deluge in Stride By Reuters August 7, 2018 Updated: August 7, 2018  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Sheets of freshly printed 20 USD notes cut into bills before bundling at the US Treasury’s Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, DC July 20, 2018. (EVA HAMBACH/AFP/Getty Images) last_img read more

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Philadelphia Leads the US in Wage Growth

first_imgCustomers shopping at PANDORA jewelery store during Grand Opening on May 21, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Lisa Lake/Getty Images for PANDORA) Share this article Share Show Discussion Philadelphia is leading the country in wage growth among U.S. cities, according to a new report.The City of Brotherly Love saw 2.8 percent wage growth since July 2017, bringing median base pay to $55,723 per year, according to Glassdoor Inc.’s Local Pay Report, which tracks wage growth in 10 cities through an analysis of anonymous salary data from millions of employees.San Francisco saw 2.7 percent growth, New York City saw 2.6 percent growth and Los Angeles saw 2.6 percent growth, ranking as the cities with the next fastest pay gains. San Francisco boasted the highest median base pay at $69,404 per year—more than $17,000 above the national average.“Cost of living is certainly one factor that’s driving up wages for workers in these cities,” wrote Alison Sullivan, career trends analyst at Glassdoor, in an email.The Glassdoor report, which analyzed wage growth among 84 jobs across 15 industries, found that certain professions are making more headway than others. Jobs in the financial industry are seeing strong pay hikes in today’s bull market, according to the report. Bank tellers saw 8.2 percent growth in wages, while financial advisers saw 4.9 percent growth and financial managers saw 4.7 percent growth.“Many of these bigger cities are also home to industries like tech, finance, and health care,” Sullivan said. “These industries have several high-demand roles they’re hiring for and employers are using higher pay as one mechanism to attract talent.” Washington, D.C., Atlanta and Boston saw the lowest annual pay gains in July, increasing by 1.7 percent, 1.9 percent and 2 percent, respectively.The Glassdoor report found that wages rose 2.2 percent nationwide since last July, the fastest pace in 14 months. Yet wage growth this year has been slower than economists and analysts anticipated, holding at 2.7 percent, according to data from the U.S. Department of Labor. Despite low unemployment rates and a booming economy, U.S. wage gains notably missed forecasts in June. The difference in the data may be due to the fact that while the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates wages based on full-time, part-time and contracted employees nationwide, Glassdoor looks only at wages for certain full-time workers in a small sampling of cities.From Bloomberg center_img Philadelphia Leads the US in Wage Growth By Bloomberg August 9, 2018 Updated: August 9, 2018 US News  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   last_img read more

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