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Asia markets mostly up after US passes huge stimulus

first_imgAsian markets mostly rose Thursday as investors breathed a sigh of relief that US senators have finally passed a gargantuan stimulus package for the world’s top economy after being delayed by wrangling over details.The unprecedented $2 trillion plan — described by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as a “wartime level of investment” — helped spur a surge across global equities as panicked traders worried about the impact of the coronavirus sweeping the planet.But another advance on Wall Street was blunted Wednesday as it emerged that four Republican senators have baulked at the generous provisions agreed to in the bipartisan deal with the White House. Tokyo ended down 4.5 percent after surging almost a fifth over the previous three days, while Hong Kong dipped 0.3 percent and Shanghai eased 0.2 percent.But Sydney jumped more than two percent, Wellington and Mumbai climbed four percent, Manila rallied more than seven percent and Jakarta soared almost 10 percent.There were also healthy gains in Taipei and Bangkok.Singapore also bounced back into positive territory, having earlier lost more than two percent. Data in the morning showed the city-state’s economy suffered its worst quarterly contraction since the financial crisis more than a decade ago, giving global investors an early insight into the economic effects of the pandemic.Singapore is considered a bellwether for trade-reliant Asian countries.While the US bill provides much-needed support, observers continue to err towards caution with most now expecting the global economy to plunge into recession as countries go into lockdown, turning off the growth taps.”While this is good news… it’s impossible to gauge the ultimate economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic for weeks, possibly months, and until that point, the sustainability of any rally in oil or equity markets is questionable and suggests the current high level of volatility will likely extend,” said AxiCorp’s Stephen Innes.”All the stimulus chatter will fade if the COVID-19 headcount curve goes vertical. The reality is the ‘Big Bazooka’ sway is impossible to sustain, and not to mention the surprise effects greatly diminish. Ultimately, policy is harder to maintain the more protracted virus outbreaks continue.”Investors are now nervously awaiting the release later Thursday of US jobless claims data, which is expected to show a massive rise.”The high-frequency data will confirm we’re in a horrible vortex of the fastest and most substantial rise in the US unemployment in modern financial history,” Innes added.And CMC Markets analyst Michael Hewson said the figures “could well be extremely ugly” and warned some estimates had put them at around the four million mark.Also Thursday, G20 leaders will be holding a summit by teleconference, with hopes they can provide a united front in the face of the pandemic after the group of leading economies faced criticism that it has been slow to address the crisis.French presidential sources said the virtual meeting would focus on “coordination on the health level” as well as sending a “strong signal” to financial markets over efforts to stabilise the global economy.Topics : The bill eventually cleared the Senate by an overwhelming majority and will now head to the House of Representatives before going to President Donald Trump for his signature.The monster deal thrashed out between Republicans, Democrats and the White House includes cash payments to American taxpayers and several hundred billion dollars in grants and loans to small businesses and core industries. It also buttresses hospitals desperately in need of medical equipment and expands unemployment benefits.The plan, together with a huge bond-buying programme by the Federal Reserve that effectively prints cash, is part of an unprecedented global response to the outbreak, which has even seen Germany put together a list of measures worth more than $1 trillion.Asian markets mostly rose though major indexes struggled after posting hefty gains this week.last_img read more

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Speaker Ryan: Meet the people who would lose treatment under GOP plan (+ VIDEO)

first_imgSpeaker Ryan: Meet the people who would lose treatment under GOP plan (+ VIDEO) Office of Governor Tom Wolf January 26, 2017   SHARE  TWEET Gov. Wolf to Speaker Ryan: Meet the people whose Medicaid you want to cut Healthcare,  Medicaid Expansion,  National Issues,  The Blog,  Videos With Speaker Paul Ryan in Philadelphia for the GOP retreat, Pennsylvania Governor Wolf invited the speaker to see firsthand how Medicaid is saving lives in the opioid epidemic–and consider the devastating impact of cuts. Watch the video below, read the letter Governor Wolf sent Speaker Ryan, and see reactions from Twitter. SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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JCD SPOOKTACULAR Mini-Golf Scramble on Friday

first_imgOsgood, IN—The Jac-Cen-Del High School Band is holding a SPOOKTACULAR Mini-Golf Scramble on Friday, November 1st at the Delaware Campgrounds.  The event starts at 6 pm and the proceeds from the event will go towards lowering the cost of the band trip to Walt Disney World during Spring Break 2020!  Teams of 4 will compete to be the Mini-Golf Champions! The grand prize for the winning team is a $100 gift card and bragging rights!  The event will also include food, music, a campfire, and a costume contest, so make sure to come out dressed in your best Halloween costume to support our fantastic students!Admission for the event is $7 per person or $25/team of 4 in advance or $8/person and $30/team of 4 the day of the event.  Please complete the attached form and turn it in with the registration fee to Cameron Papandria (band director) at Jac-Cen-Del High School.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact Cameron Papandria at cpapandria@jaccendel.k12.in.us or Alesha Neal at 812-621-1670. The JCD Band is also looking for people, companies, businesses, organizations, etc. to sponsor each of the holes for the upcoming Mini-Golf Fundraiser on November 1st at 6 pm at the Delaware Campgrounds. If you or someone you know is interested in sponsoring a hole for the event, please contact Alesha Neal at 812-621-1670 or Nichole Drockelman at ndrockelman@jaccendel.k12.in.us or 812-212-2170. More information is also attached.If you do not want to set up a booth but still want to support the event, donations are welcome! All proceeds from the event will go towards lowering the cost of the band trip for participating students.  Please consider helping out our fantastic students!last_img read more

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Harris questions Ferguson claims

first_imgFormer Chelsea defender Ron ‘Chopper’ Harris has questioned the timing of Sir Alex Ferguson’s public revelation that he was approached to manage the Blues. Fiorellino wonders whether Ferguson and Abramovich would have got on. She added: “Ferguson was very well established at Man United at the time and coming to Chelsea, where there’s talk of Abramovich interfering, how long would that relationship have lasted? “I don’t think Ferguson would’ve put up with any interference whatsoever.” Had Ferguson been appointed, Jose Mourinho might never have become the most successful manager in Chelsea’s history. The Portuguese is now in charge for a second spell. Fiorellino added: “Everything works out for a reason and if Fergie turning us down brought us Jose eventually, it was meant to be. “It’s part of the Jose Mourinho and Chelsea fairy story.” Press Association Harris wondered why Ferguson chose now, after successor David Moyes’ challenging start at Old Trafford, to reveal the approach. “Why bring it out now?” Harris told Press Association Sport. “They haven’t started the season off particularly well. Maybe he’s trying to upset the apple cart. “If it was true, I’d have thought it would’ve leaked out before. “It just seems strange now all of a sudden since he’s retired it’s come to light.” It is the first time Ferguson has commented publicly on the matter, although it was previously reported by the Manchester Evening News. It was not a shock to Chelsea Supporters’ Group chair Trizia Fiorellino. “I’m not surprised at all; I’d have been surprised if he wasn’t offered the job,” she said. “Abramovich was very new to football and was going around trying to pick up the best of people to fill the football club with.” In a wide-ranging hour-long interview with US TV network PBS, Ferguson, who left United in the summer after almost 27 years in charge, revealed he was asked to manage Chelsea not long after Russian Roman Abramovich bought the club in 2003. “They used an agent to approach me when Abramovich first took over the club,” the Scot said. “And I said, ‘No chance’. I always come back to this point – why would you leave?” last_img read more

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Benteke saves point for Villa

first_img Benteke was set free on the left and when Caulker failed to deal with the cross Green saved at the feet of Grealish. Villa had recovered from the early setback and were now well on top and Sandro blocked Vlaar’s stinging volley. But they completed their first-half comeback when Benteke grabbed his second after 33 minutes. Carlos Sanchez’s tackle on the edge of his own box fell to Gabby Agbonlahor to send Benteke clear. The striker still had to run the length of the half but he cut inside Hill and sent Green the wrong way with a magnificently composed finish from 16 yards. Agbonlahor then glanced a header inches wide as Villa looked for a killer third but it never came and they paid the price 10 minutes after the break. Rangers had offered little threat since going behind but Hill headed in his first Barclays Premier League goal from Phillips’ corner after out-muscling Ciaran Clark. Deflated, Villa were ragged as they began to give Rangers hope and Brad Guzan saved Austin’s snap-shot on 63 minutes. The teams looked to be running out of steam before conjuring an epic finale when Austin edged Rangers ahead with 12 minutes left. Again, Phillips was involved as he wriggled free on the right and found the forward in space to rifle under Guzan from seven yards. But Benteke clawed Villa back again five minutes later when he curled in a 25-yard free-kick off the post after Charles N’Zogbia had been felled by Hill. He had cancelled out Matt Phillips’ opener but the draw did little for either side’s survival hopes. Villa moved three points clear of the Barclays Premier League relegation zone while Rangers climbed to third bottom, still two points from safety. Jack Grealish made his first league start for Villa as the fit-again Ron Vlaar and Tom Cleverley returned along with Leandro Bacuna and Kieran Richardson. QPR’s Eduardo Vargas, out for the season with a knee injury, and Yun Suk-young, sidelined with a head injury, were replaced by Niko Kranjcar and Hill. Villa boss Tim Sherwood had predicted a full-blooded attacking game and Rangers, lifted by their second away win of the season at West Brom on Saturday, fulfilled their part in a breathless first half by opening the scoring after seven minutes. Austin’s cross was not cleared and Bobby Zamora picked up the pieces to centre for Phillips to nod in unmarked from six yards. Yet Villa levelled just 151 seconds later when Fabian Delph played in Benteke and the striker was given too much time to cut in from the left and his shot deflected off Steven Caulker and past Rob Green. The keeper then gathered Grealish’s free-kick as the game reached breakneck speed before the youngster wasted a glorious chance on 16 minutes. Press Association The striker levelled to complete his treble with just seven minutes left after QPR looked to have done enough to climb out of the bottom three and leapfrog Villa. Clint Hill and Charlie Austin had fired Rangers 3-2 ahead after the break following Benteke’s first-half double. Christian Benteke’s hat-trick rescued a crucial point for Aston Villa in a thrilling 3-3 draw with relegation rivals QPR. last_img read more

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UEFA Champions League draw Liverpool to meet Atletico Madrid

first_imgNyon: Real Madrid will take on Manchester City while reigning champions Liverpool will face Atletico Madrid in the Champions League round of 16, the draw of which was held here on Monday.Meanwhile, Lionel Messi’s FC Barcelona will square off with Italian side Napoli and Serie A champions Juventus will face French side Olympique Lyonnais with Paris St Germain taking on German heavyweights Borussia Dortmund, as per a BBC report.Bayern Munich and Chelsea will clash for a place in the quarters while Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur will play RB Leipzig, who are in the knockout stages for the first time.Italian club Atalanta, who reached the last 16 despite losing their first three group games, will face Valencia.The first legs will be played on February 18, 19, 25 and 26 while the return matches will be on March 10, 11, 17 and 18.Istanbul will host the final on May 30 at the Ataturk Stadium. IANSAlso Read: Tottenham fall to Manchester United; Liverpool rout EvertonAlso Watch: RD Junior College Students Stage Massive Protest against CABlast_img read more

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ICC World Cup ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma scores 2000 runs vs Australia

first_imgRohit also has a feat is a new record in world cricket. His tally of sixes hit against Australia is 69, which is the second-most by any batsmen against a single opposition. Rohit broke the previous world record held by Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi, who blasted 63 sixes in ODIs against Sri Lanka. While Afridi took 72 games to hit 63 sixes, Rohit has achieved the feat in a staggering 35 games. Chris Gayle has the most number of sixes against an opposition with 84 in 35 games.Rohit has also hit a total of 27 sixes in Australia, which is the most in a single country. Even here, he beat the previous record of 25 held by Shahid Afridi but he shattered AB de Villiers’s record of 26 against India in India. His fifth century in Australia was also the joint-most by a visiting player in Australia, matching Kumar Sangakkara. His tally of seven hundreds is the second-most by a batsman in ODIs against Australia behind Sachin Tendulkar’s nine. highlights Rohit Sharma became the fourth player to reach 2000 runs in ODIs.Sachin Tendulkar is the leading run-scorer with 3077 runs.Australia have a 8-3 head-to-head record against India in World Cups. New Delhi: Rohit Sharma has always had memorable moments against Australia when it comes to his cricketing career. His first double century came against Australia in 2013 and he has the most centuries in his ODI career against Australia. Rohit has also amassed other records in his career and in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash against Australia at the Kennington Oval, the Mumbai right-hander notched up yet another milestone. Rohit became the fourth player to score 2000 runs in ODIs against Australia. Sachin Tendulkar is the leading run-getter with 3077 runs at an average of 44.57 with nine centuries. With Shikhar Dhawan batting aggressively, Rohit was content on playing second fiddle. The batsman pushed legspinner Adam Zampa to long off for a single and he became the fastest to 2000 runs against Australia, achieving the feat in just his 37th game. Apart from Tendulkar, Sir Vivian Richards and Desmond Haynes of the West Indies are the others to have gone past 2000 runs. Haynes has scored 2262 runs while Richards has a tally of 2187 runs with Richards averaging just over 50. When it comes to the average, Rohit has a staggering average of 61.87. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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USC Rossier wins national award for use of innovative methods

first_imgUSC’s Rossier School of Education was recently awarded the Best Practices Award for Innovative Use of Technology for its online Master of Arts in Teaching program, which lets educators earn a master’s degree online.Educating · The Rossier School of Education earned an award for innovation thanks to its new online masters degree program. – Scott Fairbanks | Daily Trojan The prestigious award was presented by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education and recognizes the innovative use of educational technology.Karen Gallagher, dean of Rossier, said she was proud the school had earned the honor.“We submitted work on MAT@USC, and when they looked at the technology and what we were doing with social networking they saw a combination of extraordinary use of multimedia,” she said. “There’s nothing like it.”MAT@USC uses cutting-edge online technology to help train the next generation of teachers. The program utilizes online applications and incorporates interactive media.Launched in June, the MAT@USC program is taught by full-time professors and is equipped with videos, chat rooms and lectures — all distributed online.“It is very important that the program is seen as blended,” said Barbara Goen, the assistant dean for communications at Rossier. “There is the online program, but there is also hands-on course work. There are online lectures, but there is a human set of professors working to keep the program running.”The program is a partnership between Rossier and 2tor Inc., a New York-based educational services company which provides the necessary technical aspect of the program and works to put the curriculum and material online.Goen said she is pleased with how the program has grown in its first year and the national recognition it has earned.“This is getting bigger all the time,” she said. “We have received wonderful feedback from students — a variety of students — from across the country.”Gallagher said the award is recognition that USC has surpassed its peers in innovative teaching. Though she is pleased with the program as it is, she hopes the program will continue to grow.“We’re not satisfied,” Gallagher said, noting that the school will continue to look at the program and find new and more innovative ways to improve it.last_img read more

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Grading Syracuse football midway through Dino Babers’ 1st season

first_imgJessica Sheldon | Photo EditorCOACHING STAFFTomer Langer — BChris Libonati — BJon Mettus — B Ally Moreo | Asst. Photo EditorLINEBACKERSTomer Langer — B-Chris Libonati — BJon Mettus — B Published on October 10, 2016 at 11:25 pm OFFENSIVE LINETomer Langer — CChris Libonati — CJon Mettus — C DEFENSIVE BACKSTomer Langer — CChris Libonati — CJon Mettus — C Syracuse is 2-4 and has lost four of its last five games. First-year head coach Dino Babers has repeatedly said that this season will be a process as his players acclimate to the new schemes SU is running.Syracuse football beat writers Tomer Langer, Chris Libonati and Jon Mettus grade the Orange and award superlatives midway through the season.QUARTERBACKTomer Langer — B+Chris Libonati — BAdvertisementThis is placeholder textJon Mettus — B SPECIAL TEAMSTomer Langer — CChris Libonati — CJon Mettus — Ccenter_img Jessica Sheldon | Photo EditorRUNNING BACKTomer Langer — CChris Libonati — DJon Mettus — C DEFENSIVE LINETomer Langer — CChris Libonati — CJon Mettus — C Offensive MVP: Amba Etta-Tawo, grad transfer wide receiverWe didn’t know much about the SU grad transfer before the season. We figured he’d maybe be a solid deep threat across from Steve Ishmael. What I don’t think anybody expected was for him to be leading the nation in receiving yards at the halfway point. He’s put the offense on his back at points this season. — Tomer LangerDefensive MVP: Zaire Franklin, junior middle linebackerThe middle linebacker is at the center of a struggling defense. But he’s also come up with several of the unit’s best stops. Franklin tackled UConn’s quarterback a yard short of a game-tying touchdown with six minutes left in the fourth quarter and also tipped a ball leading to an interception returned for a touchdown in that game. He leads the team in tackles for a loss and is second in tackles and sacks, even when he asked to drop back a lot and cover the middle of the field in the Tampa 2. — Jon MettusBiggest surprise: Etta-TawoHow is this anyone but Etta-Tawo? It’s not just that Etta-Tawo has been extremely surprising, it’s how good he’s been he’s been while being a surprise. Before this season, the perception outside of the team was that SU needed a receiver to compliment Steve Ishmael. Now, people question the same thing in regards to Etta-Tawo. — Chris LibonatiTony D. Curtis | Staff PhotographerBiggest X-Factor for rest of season: Offensive LineEvery aspect of the offense depends on the offensive line. And coming off the Wake Forest game, there’s not a ton of confidence in that group. Three starters are hurt — two of which are probably done for the year, according to Dino Babers. The current group has been thrown into the water. Whether it sinks or swims will determine SU’s success the rest of the season. — Jon MettusEvaluating the offenseThis is the unit that has gotten so much attention (deservedly so) because of Babers’ background with the Baylor-style spread, and I think it’d be difficult to live up to whatever expectations were set preseason. That said, Etta-Tawo has shown what a wide receiver with a skill set that fits this system and solid quarterback can do for SU in Babers’ offense. — Chris LibonatiTony D. Curtis | Staff PhotographerEvaluating the defenseThe defense has been the most heavily criticized unit on the team, and rightfully so. It’s one of the worst in the nation in yards and points allowed per game, and has a penchant for giving up huge plays. Injuries to starters like Antwan Cordy have hit the Orange hard as it tries to transition into effectively using the Tampa-2 defense. This group has a long way to go. — Jon MettusEvaluating the special teamsSU’s special teams were expected to take some sort of drop back with the departure of fan-favorite and faux-Heisman candidate punter Riley Dixon leaving. But the unit has had very poor moments this year. Punter Sterling Hofrichter has struggled at times, shanking a couple of punts (although he had a good game recently against Wake Forest). And incumbent kicker Cole Muprhy has made just one field goal in his last four tries. Brisly Estime going back to return punts again helps the unit out. — Tomer Langer Comments WIDE RECEIVERTomer Langer — A-Chris Libonati — B+Jon Mettus — B Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Cahil feels Sars broad panel will be advantageous come Sunday

first_imgSarsfields take on Na Pairsaigh in the Munster club hurling semi final on Sunday.The Limerick champions overcame Sixmilebridge of Clare in the quarter final while the Thurles side haven’t played since their hard fought victory over Nenagh in the county final.Former Sars player Cahill feels the current Mid and county champions have a balanced side and that could be the difference on Sunday + Tipp FM will have full live coverage of that game from the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick at 2pm this Sunday in association with Young’s Roscrea Main Opel Dealerlast_img read more

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