Where Oregons Fall Under Mark Helfrich Ranks AllTime

VIDEO: Ohio State’s chances are better than most No. 1 comes with its own special circumstances: SMU was given the NCAA’s “death penalty” in 1987, canceling an entire season and severely damaging the school’s football program for years after. Other cases involve a new coach coming in with disastrous results, such as when Southern Miss fell from 12-2 to 0-12 in a single season after replacing Larry Fedora with Ellis Johnson. But Helfrich oversaw the high and the low — even if the high was built from the foundation laid by Chip Kelly during his four seasons in Eugene. Now the Ducks must find a new coach for only the fifth time in four decades, and rebuild the pieces of what was a great program until very recently. Share on Facebook It wasn’t surprising that the Oregon Ducks fired head football coach Mark Helfrich on Tuesday night, given Oregon’s 4-8 overall record, its 2-7 mark within the Pac-12 and the fact that the team lost eight of its final 10 games to close the season. Even by the standards of a school that rarely changes coaches, this was a fireable type of season. What was surprising, however, was how quickly things unraveled for the Ducks. Exactly 700 days — and 26 games — ago, Oregon was coming off a 59-20 shellacking of the then-undefeated, defending-champion Florida State Seminoles, and the Ducks were 7-point favorites in the national title game against Ohio State.Then the wheels fell off. What followed was the fourth-biggest decline — at least, according to the Elo rating system we like to use here at FiveThirtyEight — for any school over a 26-game span since the AP poll ushered in college football’s modern era in 1936:1For the purposes of the chart, the 26 games had to occur over no more than four seasons, to filter out teams that went on long hiatuses from Division I-A before returning many years later. read more

How The NBA Finals Solidified The Warriors Legacy And LeBrons

More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Welcome to The Lab, FiveThirtyEight’s basketball podcast. On Monday’s show (June 11, 2018), Neil, Kyle and Chris debrief after the 2018 NBA Finals, in which the Golden State Warriors again prevailed over the Cleveland Cavaliers. They talk about why this Warriors dynasty feels different, where the Warriors rank relative to other dynasties, and how this loss affects LeBron James’s legacy. They also couldn’t resist discussing what LeBron should do next.The Lab is taking a break now that the season is over, but stay tuned to the feed for updates! Embed Code By Neil Paine, Chris Herring and Kyle Wagner read more

Small Craft Advisory

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppA SMALL CRAFT CAUTION IS IN EFFECT FOR THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS & TURKS AND CAICOSWINDS: EAST TO SOUTHEAST AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS, FALLING LIGHT AND VARIABLE AT TIMES… 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMASSEAS: 2 TO 4 FEET OVER THE OCEAN IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS… 4 TO 6 FEET IN THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMASWEATHER: OCCASIONAL EARLY MORNING AND AFTERNOON SHOWERS…ALONG WITH POSSIBLE ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS…EXPECT GUSTY WINDS AND HIGHER SEAS IN OR NEAR SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS…MOONRISE: 11:46AM MOONSET: 12:24AM TUE.HIGH TIDE: 12:23AM LOW TIDE: 6:52AMHIGH TIDE: 12:46PM LOW TIDE: 7:00PM Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:small craft advisorylast_img read more

Mentally Unstable do not belong in Prison PDM calling for change

first_img TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes Related Items:mentally unstable, Pdm, prison TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 29 Oct 2015 – The PDM Party is calling on government to remove mentally unstable people from Her Majesty’s Prison after social media chatter heats up on a recent death within the prison walls. PDM Leader Sharlene Robinson said the death of the Jamaican man, convicted of murder is drawing international attention and calls into question the country’s reputation on treatment of the mentally challenged. The PDM says it is a ‘sad state of affairs’ and asked the PNP Administration to address the need. While the Party cites that the prison is the wrong place for the mentally ill, it also remarked that so are the streets. “this Government must do more to provide the resources needed to address the needs of the mentally challenged on the street, and those residing at home…” Only Doug and Ralph and Ruth can fit, that’s why Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Disappointing day for Shaunae Bahamas Gold medalist misses medal in London

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #Shaunae4thaftercrampingatIAAF2017 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#United Kingdom, August 9, 2017 – London – What a disappointment for our Shaunae Miller-Uibo tonight in London as she finished fourth after cramping up in the final 40m of a race she was winning at the IAAF World Championships.    Miller-Uibo was among the stars running in the rain in a tough field of competitors and our Olympic gold medalist appeared to be getting the job done, when all of a sudden a cramp allowing three others to pass as Miller-Uibo’s dreams of gold at the Championships in the 400m were dashed.It was an amazing performance in that losing effort.. first went to Phyllis Francis of the USA, Salwar Eid Naser of Bahrain ends up with silver and placing third, legendary American sprinter, Allyson Felix.    Up to news time, we were unable to find any reactions to the event by Shaunae.#MagneticMediaNews#Shaunae4thaftercrampingatIAAF2017last_img read more

Mourinho explains Fred absence for Man United

first_imgManchester United boss Jose Mourinho has no plans to use Fred until his side are defensively strongerThe Brazilian midfielder arrived at Old Trafford in the summer from Shakhtar Donetsk in a £52m deal.But life at United hasn’t gone to plan for Fred with just 10 appearances in all competitions this season and he hasn’t featured in the club’s last four Premier League matches.“Step by step,” said Mourinho on the club website, about Fred’s adaption.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“You also have other players at other clubs that needed their time and you have some of them that play even less than what Fred is playing.“I think Fred [will play more], when the team is defensively stronger and doesn’t need in midfield people that are more worried about giving some balance to the team than being involved in the creation and attacking dynamics.“The day we are stronger defensively, I think the horizons for Fred change completely.”United will host Fulham at Old Trafford this Saturday in the Premier League.last_img read more

NOW HIRING 10 New Job Openings In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Full-Time Manager in Training in Cumberland FarmsFull-Time Personal Insurance Account Manager in HUB InternationalPart-Time Residential Life Coach at Nu-Path, Inc.Full-Time Sanitation (Food Manufacturing) at Stuffed FoodsFull-Time Shipping and Receiving Clerk at Stuffed FoodsFull-Time Customer Service Representative at SpeedwayFull-Time Employee Relations Specialist at UniFirstFull-Time Call Center Dispatcher at Security SourceFull-Time/Part-Time Driver at West Springfield Auto PartsFull-Time Driver & Mover at Two Men And A Truck(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 50 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of August 18, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of August 11, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”last_img read more

Wilmington Police To Hold RAD Refresher Course On October 9

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Police Department announced this week it will be holding a R.A.D. Refresher Course on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, from 5pm to 9pm, at the Public Safety Building.The course has been scheduled for women who have previously successfully completed R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense System), which is a women’s self-defense program that is comprised of easy-to-learn, effective physical defense techniques. Online registration for the free one-night course is required and can be found HERE.Contact Sgt. Chris Ahern at 978-658-5071 or cahern[at]wpd.org with any questions.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedFree R.A.D. Class Offered To Wilmington Women Through Middlesex Sheriff’s OfficeIn “Government”Wilmington Police To Offer Free R.A.D. Class In AprilIn “Government”Wilmington Police To Offer FREE R.A.D. ClassesIn “Government”last_img read more

SpaceX expands rideshare missions on Falcon 9

first_img Share your voice Tags 2:57 The SmallSat Rideshare Program will be pre-scheduled, with SpaceX saying it won’t ever be delayed by co-passengers. If a small sateliite company is delayed due to “development or production challenges,” SpaceX will also let them put 100% of their payment toward rebooking a later mission.Pricing goes up to $6 million for up to 300kg of payload mass, with a charge of $20,000 per kg of additional payload mass. Elon Musk shares behind-the-scenes pics as SpaceX Starship aims for orbit SpaceX Falcon 9 launch delayed to replace ‘suspect valve’ NASA puts SpaceX, Boeing ISS flight test dates ‘under review’ “With SpaceX as a launch partner, small satellites can fly on dedicated missions with the world’s leading commercial launch provider at a fraction of traditional costs,” the space company said.The first mission will launch between November 2020 and March 2021, with the subsequent two SmallSat Rideshare Program missions scheduled for the first quarters of 2022 and 2023. Sci-Tech Culture Small sats can use SpaceX’s dedicated, regular Falcon 9 missions for $2.25 million minimum. SpaceX Elon Musk’s SpaceX is expanding its Falcon 9 rideshare missions to target small satellite operators, saying Monday it will have “regularly scheduled, dedicated” missions. The service will start at $2.25 million for 150kg (330 pounds) of payload mass, plus $15,000 for every kilogram above that.The company pioneered the reusable rocket, lending it out for rideshare missions as a faster, less expensive way for companies to get their products into orbit. Now playing: Watch this: Are SpaceX Starlink satellites ruining the night sky? 0 SpaceX on CNET Post a comment Elon Musk SpaceX SpaceX is expanding its launch services to directly address the needs of small satellite operators through regularly scheduled, dedicated Falcon 9 rideshare missions → https://t.co/jqQxEdt4xp pic.twitter.com/3gzOPxdVkW— SpaceX (@SpaceX) August 5, 2019last_img read more

Market watch Sensex ends in green gold extends losses

first_imgThe S&P BSE Sensex extended gains for the third consecutive session on Thursday, supported by positive global cues. and higher-than-expected rate cut announced by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) earlier this week.The Sensex was up 66 points to close at 26,220 points while the 50-share Nifty almost ended flat at 7,950, up 2 points.”Building on previous two sessions’ upmove, market gathered some more steam but gains remained limited on account of not so encouraging macro-economic data, which raised doubts over the health of Indian manufacturing activity,” said Amar Ambani, Head of Research, IIFL.After opening strongly tracking global cues, the markets failed to sustain the gains as a business survey showed that India’s manufacturing activity fell to a seven-month low in September.”Despite having been supported by sustained increases in new work, growth of Indian manufacturing production in September was weighed down by a difficult economic climate,” said Pollyanna De Lima, Economist at Markit.However, positive sentiment triggered by 50bps cut in India’ in RBI’s repo rate on Tuesday prevailed among investors for the third day, underpinning the strength of the markets.Following the RBI’s booster, many banks have started cutting their lending rates. State Bank of India (SBI), Andhra Bank, Axis Bank and Bank of India announced a cut in base rates, among others.”Investors should tread carefully at this juncture, as the market could get pegged back again on any fresh bad news. The market will take note of the usual Services and Composite PMI. With major events out of the way and earnings season to kick off in mid-October, the coming week will see rejig in portfolios. Trend in investment activity of FIIs and movement in global markets will determine the near term trend on the domestic bourses,” Ambani said.Meanwhile, Asian markets ended higher on the day tracking gains in the US markets and positive economic data in Asia’s top economies – China and Japan. In China, an official manufacturing activity data rose more-than-expected, easing concerns over a slowdown in the world’s second largest economy.While China’s Shanghai Composite index gained 0.50% to close at 3,053 points, Japan’s Nikkei ended 1.9% higher at 17,722 points.UltraTech Cement, Lupin, Zee Entertainment, Sun Pharma and Adani Port were the top gainers, while HCL Technologies, BHEL, GAIL, Maruti Suzuki, Vedanta and HDFC ended as top losers.HCL shares plunged by nearly 13% to close at Rs 857.90 on the BSE, after the company warned that its revenues would be hit by currency fluctuations in the July-September quarter. HCL also said that its earnings would be negatively impacted by some client-related issue.Gold prices continued their losses for a fifth consecutive session and ended Rs 250 down to close at a six-week low of Rs 26,150 per 10 grams. The yellow metal prices remained under pressure due to weak trend in overseas markets and sluggish demand from jewellers. Silver prices also fell by Rs 150 to Rs 34,600 per kg on the back of weak demand.last_img read more

Neyveli Lignite Corporation is now NLC India Limited

first_imgNeyveli Lignite Corporation, a state-owned Indian enterprise based out of Chennai, is now NLC India Limited. The company informed the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) on Friday that it got 97.52 percent of the votes polled in support of the special resolution for the name change and for altering its Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association.The company had sought approval through postal ballot and e-voting for changing its name. The votes were scrutinised on Wednesday.Neyveli is the name of a town in Cuddalore district, Tamil Nadu. The company, incorporated on Nov. 14, 1956, took its original name from the town and is predominantly engaged in lignite excavation and generating power from it.On March 15, the company informed the BSE of the notice being sent to its shareholders seeking approval for changing the name of the company.”The company has expanded its activities to other parts of the country and also has embarked upon expansion plans to add power generation capacity by foraying into coal and renewable energy sources like wind and solar based power generation. Further the company has also plans to acquire power assets and engage in coal mining besides development of domestic coal block(s) allotted by the government of India.”Since the present activities of the company are no longer restricted to lignite mining and confined to Neyveli region alone as brought out above, approval of members is being sought through postal ballot for the change in the name of the company from Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited to NLC India Limited and consequent alteration in Memorandum and Articles of Association.”On Feb. 23, the company informed the BSE that the union coal ministry conveyed allocation of two coal blocks (Talabira-II & III) in Odisha to NLC to generate power for NLC Tamilnadu Power Limited, Neyveli Uttar Pradesh Power Limited and Sirkali Power Project.NLC India posted net profit and revenues of Rs. 47.61 crore and Rs. 1,225.25 crore, respectively for the quarter ending December 2015.The NLC stock closed at Rs. 71.20 on Wednesday on the BSE, up 0.92 percent from its previous close. The government of India holds 90 percent stake in the company.last_img read more

Pro Kabaddi League 2019 U Mumba vs Puneri Paltan Preview Prediction Schedule

first_imgU Mumba vs Puneri Paltan.TwitterU Mumba will fight it out against the Puneri Paltan in the much-awaited Maharashtra derby of the VIVO Pro Kabaddi League 2019 at the Dome@NSCI, SVP Stadium on Saturday, July 27.  After suffering a loss against Jaipur Pink Panthers, U Mumba will be looking forward to bouncing back with a win whereas the Puneri Paltan’s will aim to register their first victory of the season.Preview, Prediction and ScheduleAfter winning one and losing one match in the league, the Mumbai team will look forward to making full use of the home advantage and get back to winning ways. Till now, Abhishek Singh has been clinical on the attacking front scoring 17 raid points in the two matches his team has played. This includes one Super 10 against Telugu Titans.In defence, Fazel Atrachali has been in top form with six tackle points from both the matches whereas Dong Geon Lee has also played his part and will be an important memeber of the squad in the derby.On the other hand, Puneri Paltan have lost their first match of the season – against Haryana Steelers – so they will look forward to registering their first win. Pawan Kadian is in superb form, having scored a Super 10 in the previous match. Shubham Shinde was also good in defence. They will be hoping that the likes of Girish Maruti Ernak and Surjeet Singh can live up to their potential against the Mumbai-based team. Coach Anup Kumar will face his former team, playing with whom he won the season two title.U Mumba are favourites according to past records and also due to home advantage. But with Anup Kumar as their coach, the Puneri team will be a tough side to beat and it may turn out to be a cracker of a match.The U Mumba-Puneri Paltan match will start at 7.30 pm IST.TV listings and live streamingThe broadcasting rights of the tournament are held by Star Sports and the matches will be telecasted on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 2 HD, Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports 1 Kannada, Star Sports 1 Telugu and Star Sports 1 Marathi. For live streaming on the internet, the platform will be Hotstar.last_img read more

Supreme Court transfers all cases on Unnao rape to Delhi orders Rs

first_imgReuters fileIn a major mortification to the Uttar Pradesh government, the Supreme Court on Thursday, August 1, said that the cases linked to the Unnao rape survivor will be moved out of Lucknow to Delhi.The apex court has asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officers investigating the case to appear before it by 12 pm and give full details on the rape case as well as the car accident in which the rape survivor was injured critically.Solicitor General Tushar Mehta had asked the Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi to postpone the CBI appearance for Friday. He said that he spoke with the CBI director, who said that the investigating officers are in Lucknow and won’t be able to reach Delhi by 12 pm.However, the CJI has refused to adjourn the matter for Friday. He said that the CBI chief can gather the details of the case over the telephone and give an update on Thursday only. The apex court has directed the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) to give immediate protection to the teenage rape survivor, her family and her lawyer. The SC has also ordered the Yogi Adityanath government to pay a compensation of Rs 25 lakh to the survivor by Friday.CJI also asked the CRPF Raebareli unit to provide protection to the Unnao rape victim, her family and her lawyer.Sunday’s car crash in Rae Bareli claimed the lives of two of the rape survivor’s aunts. Reports said the victim had earlier written a letter to the CJI stating that she faced threats from the accused, BJP legislator Kuldeep Singh Sengar. A day after the car crash an FIR was lodged against Kuldeep Sengar, his brother Manoj Sengar and eight others. The four-time BJP lawmaker has also been expelled from the party due to the public outrage.(This is a developing story. More details awaited)last_img read more

Landslide death toll hits 140

first_imgRescure operation being conductedAt least 140 people have so far been killed and many went missing after a series of landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains hit the hilly districts in the southeast Bangladesh. Members of army and fire service with local people on Wednesday morning resumed rescue operation in the landslides-hit area and retrieved a total of 19 bodies, with many more still missing.As many as 106 people died in Rangamati alone while 21 bodies were revered from Rangunia and Chandanaish and three from Bandarban and one from Khagracchari.Rangamati additional deputy commissioner Prakash Kanti Chowdhury told Prothom Alo that eight more bodies, including five members of two families, were recovered from the district.Bangladeshi fire fighters and residents search for bodies after a landslide in Bandarban on July 13, 2017. Heavy monsoon rains have killed at least 46 people in southeast Bangladesh, most of them buried under landslides, authorities said on July 13. AFPBodies of a mother Rupali Chakma, and her two daughters — Jui Chakma, 12, and Jhumjhumi Chakma, 7 — were recovered from Juba Unnayan area of the district.A woman Ponti Shona Chakma, 35, and her daughter Shantana Chakma, 9 were found dead in the area.The DC said also the death toll in the Rangamati incidents rose to 106.Read more…Landslide death toll reaches 135 as search resumeslast_img read more

Khadem slaughtered in Noakhali

first_imgA khadem (caretaker) of a mazar (shrine) was slaughtered by miscreants at Hatgaon area in Sonaimuri upazila of Noakhali on Wednesday night, reports news agency UNB.The deceased is Sona Miah, 65, a Khadem (caretaker) of Afzal Shah Mazar (shrine) at the area and hailing from Madaripur district.Police have arrested two men in this connection.Md Shamsuzoha Mojnu, a resident of the Afzal Shah Mazar bari and member of Nodna union parishad said three youth went to the mazar as the devotees around 8:00pm. They entered the mazar and talked with Sona Miah for some time .Later they took Sona Miah to an orchard (garden) adjacent to the mazar and stabbed him indiscriminately, leaving him slaughtered.Hearing the screaming of Sona Miah, his wife and locals went to the spot to rescue him and spotted him dead.Locals saw the attackers trying to flee the scene but they managed to hold an attacker, Ilias Hossain, a resident of Shaktola village of the upazila. Other two attackers managed to flee the scene.Getting information from Ilias in primary interrogation, locals also held another attacker, Sumon, 40, of the area.Later the locals handed them over to the police.Jahirul Islam, Additional Superintendent of District Police said the motives behind the killing could not be confirmed immediately.last_img read more

9 Rohingyas held in Jessore

first_imgPolice in a raid detained nine Rohingya people from Manihar Bus Stand area in the district town in Jessore on Wednesday, reports UNB.The detainees are Tafur Alam, 40, his wife Murshida Begum, 30, their daughter Yeasmin, 9, their three sons – Riazul Islam, 7, Saiful Islam, 3, and nine-month-old boy Shahidul Islam, their niece Jannat, 20, and Jannat’s nine-month-old son Hamid.All of them were residents of Panigajiri area in Rakhaine state of Myanmar.Azmal Huda, officer-in-charge of Sadar police station, said suspecting movement of some people in the bus stand area, police challenged them and after interrogation police came to know that they are Rohingyas.Later, police detained them and took to Kotwali police station.The detainees entered Bandarban through Myanmar border amid persecution in Myanmar.Some people boarded them on a Jessore-bound bus in exchange of some money, claimed the detainees.last_img read more

3 quota protesters picked up

first_imgNurullah Noor, Rashed Khan and Faruk HossainThree leading students who organised the recent demonstration demanding quota reforms were allegedly picked up by law enforcers.However, the police claimed that they were called in for discussion.The three are Dhaka University students Nurullah Noor of English department, Rashed Khan of MBA and Faruk Hossain of Disaster Management department — all joint convenors of Sadharan Chhatra Odhikar Songrokkhon Parishad (General Students’ Rights Protection Council).Witnesses and the quota protesters said the three were stopped in front of Dhaka Medical College Hospital around 12:45pm when they were going by rickshaw after addressing a press conference. Thet were picked up and taken in a microbus.Additional commissioner of Dhaka metropolitan police (detectives) Debdas Bhattacharja said the three were called in for discussion and they might have left already.”We were picked up,” Rashed said over phone at around 2:45pm after they were released. He also alleged that his father was taken to the police station.Salahuddin, a worker at a roadshide food stall, who witnessed the incident, said 7-8 people got down from a microbus and motorcycle, stopped the rickshaw and there was squabble before three rickshaw passengers were pushed into the microbus.At the press conference they held earlier, the council leaders demanded withdrawal of cases against the demonstrators.Rashed Khan then said they would file general diary with Shahbagh police station sinice they are scared of their security.Hundreds of students and young jobseekers led by the parishad demonstrated last week demanding reforms in quota system in public services.They suspended their demonstration when the prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, announced in parliament on Wednesday that there would be no quota from now on.last_img read more

US told to see sense on trade at G20

first_imgUS secretary of the treasury Steven Mnuchin talks to Financial Action Task Force president Marshall Billingslea as they pose for the official photo at the G20 Meeting of Finance Ministers in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 21 July. Photo: ReutersUS treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin on Saturday urged China and the EU to respect “free, fair and reciprocal trade” as his French counterpart fired back that the US needs to “see sense” amid fears of a global commerce conflict.Mnuchin arrived in Buenos Aires for the Group of 20 summit of finance ministers and central bankers at the end of a week in which US president Donald Trump ramped up his inflammatory remarks and threats regarding global trade.But far from backing down on Trump’s outbursts, in which he described China, the EU and Russia as trade “foes,” Mnuchin backed his president, in particular over a threat to hammer China with punitive tariffs on the entirety of the $500 billion in goods it exports to the US.“It is definitely a realistic possibility, so I wouldn’t minimize the possibility. We’ve been very clear with our objectives,” Mnuchin told reporters ahead of the start of the two-day G20 summit that brings together the world’s 20 leading economies.“We share a desire to have a more balanced relationship and the balanced relationship is by us selling more goods (to China).”The US trade in goods deficit with China stood at almost $376 billion in 2017.Mnuchin said China must “open up their markets so we can compete fairly,” although he insisted that to do so would be “a tremendous opportunity for us and a tremendous opportunity for China.”The brewing global trade conflict was always expected to dominate talks in the Argentine capital and Mnuchin made no secret that it is the US’s top priority.Turning to the EU, Mnuchin said it would have to make considerable concessions in order for there to be a free-trade agreement with the US.“My message is pretty clear, it’s the same message the president delivered at the G7: if Europe believes in free trade, we’re ready to sign a free trade agreement with no tariffs, no non-tariff barriers and no subsidies. It has to be all three.”Only losersFrance’s finance and economy minister Bruno Le Maire hit back, urging the US to “see sense.”“This trade war will produce only losers, it will destroy jobs and put pressure on global growth,” Le Maire told AFP.“We call on the United States to see sense, to respect the rules of multilateralism and to respect their allies.”Trump’s protectionist policies saw him slap tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, angering allies the EU, Canada and Mexico, and triggering retaliatory measures.The US president has also threatened to put levies on foreign car imports-a big worry for Germany in particular.“Global trade cannot be based on survival of the fittest,” Le Maire said.International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde opened the summit by reiterating her fears that increasing trade restrictions would hurt global GDP.Lagarde said that taking into account “current announced and in process measures,” an IMF simulation indicates that in a worst-case scenario, a half point would be cut from global GDP, amounting to some $430 billion.Argentine economy stabilizingSmall protests against the IMF were staged in central Buenos Aires both on the eve of the summit and on Saturday, with locals angered by a 35 per cent plunge in the peso between April and June.Argentina secured a $50 billion IMF loan in June to stabilize its economy as investor confidence in crisis-hit emerging economies sunk, with some $14 billion taken out between May and June.“The Argentine authorities are implementing a decisive reform plan that has the support of the international community and is backed by the IMF,” said Lagarde.“The Central Bank of Argentina has put in place measures that helped reduce financial volatility and improve transparency,” she added.Lagarde said growth in the country would “stabilize in the last quarter of 2018” with a “gradual recovery in 2019 and 2020.”Away from trade, Mnuchin moved to ease fears in the US that Trump would “jeopardize” Federal Reserve independence after he blasted the Fed’s interest rate hikes in a television interview aired on Thursday.“The president has made it very clear to me that he supports the Fed’s independence,” said Mnuchin.Sanctions was another issue on the agenda, with Mnuchin insisting North Korea would not benefit from “relief until real progress is made” on denuclearization.While he acknowledged the US and EU “don’t see eye to eye” on Iranian sanctions, he insisted they were agreed that “Iran should never have nuclear weapons.”And he said sanctions on Venezuela were meant to “encourage better behavior” from President Nicolas Maduro’s government and insisted it was “a reasonable guess” that Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega and his allies would face penalties next.last_img read more

The Latest Lawmakers Say Flynn Sidestepped Disclosure Rules

first_img Share The Latest on the congressional probe of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election (all times local):1:20 p.m.An attorney for former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn says that his client told the Defense Intelligence Agency that he would be traveling to Moscow to attend a gala for a Russian state-sponsored television network.Attorney Robert Kelner says Flynn also talked with the Defense Intelligence Agency staff after he returned from the trip and answered any questions they asked.Kelner’s comments came the same day the two top congressmen on a House committee investigating Flynn said that the former lieutenant general may have violated federal law by accepting tens of thousands of dollars in payments as part of the trip. Reps. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, and Elijah Cummings, D-Md., said Flynn could be criminally prosecuted because, as a former Army officer, he was barred from accepting the foreign payments._____11:20 a.m.The senior members of Congress on the House Oversight Committee say classified military documents show that the Trump administration’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, did not ask permission or inform the U.S. government about payments he received for appearances before Russian organizations in 2015 and for lobbying that helped Turkey’s government.Flynn’s failure to obtain permission from military authorities for the payments raises concern whether Flynn violated a constitutional ban on foreign payments to retired military officers. That’s according to Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz and Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings.The two leaders of the oversight committee said there was no evidence Flynn complied with federal law. They said Flynn could be criminally prosecuted, and they said Flynn should surrender the money he was paid.___10:55 a.m.The White House is refusing to provide lawmakers with information and documents related to President Donald Trump’s first national security adviser’s security clearance and payments from organizations tied to the Russian and Turkish governments.The White House was responding to requests made last month by the House Oversight committee. The committee made six requests, and the White House cited reasons it could not comply with each of them.Trump has said he fired Michael Flynn because of misleading comments he made to the vice president about his discussions with the Russian ambassador during the transition. Flynn is among the Trump associates being investigated by Congress and the FBI for possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia._____8:45 a.m.Former acting attorney general Sally Yates is scheduled to appear at a congressional hearing next month on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.Yates is to appear May 8 along with James Clapper, the former director of national intelligence.The hearing before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee was announced Tuesday morning.It will mark her first appearance on Capitol Hill since she was fired in late January after refusing to defend President Donald Trump’s travel ban.last_img read more

The Tunnel Vengeance Headed To PBS In 2018

first_img Share The brilliant third and final series of perhaps one of the most underrated series on television will transmit later this year on PBS following its successful Sky Atlantic broadcast in the UK back in December. The Tunnel will return with The Tunnel: Vengeance where we’ll see the Commander Elise Wassermann (Clémence Poésy) and DCI Karl Roebuck (Stephen Dillane) band get back together for one final time beginning when their discovery of a burning fishing boat found on the English Channel in the 6-part final third series.Written by Tunnel showrunner, Emilia di Girolamo (Law and Order U.K.), the third series of the Anglo-French version of the Scandinavian series, The Bridge, will also see the return of Angel Coulby as Laura Roebuck, William Ash as Detective Constable ‘BB’ Borowski, Thibault de Montalembert as Commander Oliver Pujol and Cédric Vieira as Lieutenant Phillipe Viot alongside Dillane and Poésy.last_img read more