If the nation is divided on Wednesday morning, it’s because Republicans want it divided. As The Washington Post reports, even Trump’s closest advisors realize there’s no evidence to support the plethora of lawsuits Trump has launched on the pretense of voter fraud. That seems pretty obvious considering that Team Trump is now zero for twelve in their attempts to defend this suits in court.But, as The Washington Post also reports, Republicans at every level continue to echo Trump’s baseless claims, even though they are fully aware there are baseless. That includes Secretary of State Mike Pompeo claiming “there will be a smooth transition to a second Trump administration,” and Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt saying Trump, “may not have been defeated at all.” Blunt, by the way, is co-chair of the body in charge of inaugural ceremonies.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – “They all know he lost, and they are lying about it to protect his little feelings. It’s insane,” said Republican strategist Tim Miller.There’s no doubt that Trump’s ego needs a tummy rub, because it always does. But over a week after the election handed the post of president-elect to Joe Biden, we’re at the point where Trump weakening the nation through narcissistic obstinance is the good outcome. What’s making the situation worse is the increasing evidence that Trump not only intends to never make that phone call to Biden, but is making moves that keep bringing up the word “coup.” As of Tuesday, Trump has disposed of the heads of three agencies after the election, including Defense Secretary Mark Esper. Trump has turned over a top Pentagon slot to a retired general turned right-wing commentator who was mostly known for his insistence that Barack Obama was a Kenyan who turned the American government over to Muslim extremists. And that’s far from all.- Advertisement – That isn’t making anyone feel secure. As The New York Times reports, Devin Nunes’ former assistant Michael Ellis was named the top lawyer at the National Security Council on Tuesday. Ellis was chiefly known for his involvement in the scheme to advance claims that the Trump campaign had been the subject of illegal surveillance, and for helping Nunes craft a report that supposedly exonerated Trump. Appointing Ellis to the role meant bypassing acting general counsel Teisha Anthony. It’s not unusual for appointees to bow out at the end of a term, as four years in government service can seem like a long time—especially for those who are being tempted by much higher salaries elsewhere. It’s also not unusual for workers in an administration that’s coming to an end to start seeking the exits. After all, no one wants to wait for “graduation day” before looking for a new job.But it’s highly unusual for someone who supposedly has just 70 days remaining in office to be actively throwing out the heads of departments—and seeking to remove still more—while replacing them with loyalists. There’s also the fact that if Trump was just doing this to reward loyalists, he might just as well pick spots at the EPA, or Interior Department, or Department of Energy, all of which might look fine on a resume. Instead Trump is shuffling the leadership of the Pentagon and NSA, tossing out decades of experience to replace it with only those who have been blindly loyal to him personally.- Advertisement –
But whose cuisine is at the top of the world’s “food chain”? The answer is given by a study by Joel Waldfogel of the University of Minnesota. Using restaurant lists from TripAdvisor and sales data from Euromonitor, Waldfogel estimates kitchen trade between 52 countries. While traditional trade is measured on the basis of the value of goods and services, the author’s estimates of culinary exchange are based on the value of food in restaurants. Domestic consumption of foreign cuisine is treated as “import”, while foreign consumption of domestic cuisine is treated as “export”. Equilibrium determines whose kitchens have the greatest impact on the world market. The United States is the largest net importer of foreign cuisines, spending $ 55 billion more than it earns from “feeding” the rest of the world with American food (excluding fast food, that figure is $ 134 billion). China is second on the list with a $ 52 billion deficit, followed by Brazil and the United Kingdom with deficits of about $ 34 billion and $ 30 billion. Italy, on the other hand, ranks among the world’s largest food exporters. The world’s appetites for pasta and pizza, plus Italians ’relative indifference to other cuisines, provide the country with a surplus of $ 168 billion. Japan, Turkey and Mexico also boast solid surpluses (see chart above). Waldfogel did not take into account culinary hybrids such as cronuta, a cross between a croissant and a donut, as well as a combination of Tex-Mex, that is, Mexican-American cuisine. Also, it doesn’t take authenticity into account – only a few Neapolitans would consider a pizza from the American fast food chain Domino’s a real homemade pizza. Despite this, some kitchens are more attractive than others. Thanks to globalization, you can eat spring rolls in San Francisco, but also cheeseburgers in Chongqing. The policy of culinary mercantilism could indeed make dining in restaurants a very boring practice. “The fate of nations,” wrote Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, an 18th-century French gastronomer, “depends on how they eat.” Today, a nation’s reputation depends on how well it feeds the rest of the world. One of the proofs may be the increase in culinary diplomacy. In 2012, the United States Secretariat of State launched a so-called “corps of chefs” whose task is to promote American cuisine around the world. The Thai government, on the other hand, sends chefs abroad to promote dishes such as Pad Thai and Massaman Curry through its Global Thai program. And South Korea, after all, has its “Kimchi diplomacy”, reports The Economist. Net exports and imports of world cuisines Source / photo: The Economist,
The new kitchen opens to back deck.Upstairs, the front of the home was extended to add a master bedroom with a walk-in robe and ensuite and two of the three other bedrooms have built-in robes. A new kitchen was put in two years ago and includes lots of storage and an extended bench that acts as a servery to the back deck. More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020Downstairs, a guest area includes a kitchenette, bathroom and toilet and there is garage parking for four cars and a boat or caravan. The home at 109 Zetland St, Upper Mount Gravatt is on the marketTHIS two-storey home has been stylishly extended and renovated to be a modern family home. Fiona and Glenn McNamara have completely overhauled 109 Zetland St, Upper Mount Gravatt, in the 12 years they have owned it. The property started as a standard three-bedroom, highset home and now has four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a massive back deck that runs the length of the house. The deck has a built-in outdoor kitchen.Mrs McNamara said the extra storage and space made the home great for family living. “It would really suit a family with teenagers — that downstairs area would make a great teenager’s retreat,” she said. The home is on a quiet street and next to the grounds of a retirement home.The property at Zetland St is being marketing by Tommy Connolly from Un Real Estate Agents for offers in the $900,000s. Polished timber floors feature upstairs.There are plenty of storage cupboards in the garages and a shed runs alongside the home. Mrs McNamara said her favourite part of the home was the back deck with built-in outdoor kitchen. “We entertain a lot on the back deck because it overlooks the pool and we have dinner out there a lot,” she said. “I’m going to miss that.“In the summer, we spend a lot of time in the pool and there is plenty of space in the yard for the kids to play.”
Separately, the company has hired Jane Firth as head of responsible investment. She formally joined Border to Coast at the beginning of July, moving from South Yorkshire Pensions Authority, where she had been a portfolio manager for more than 25 years.She had already been working closely with Border to Coast and its other partner LGPS funds for around 18 months before transferring to the pension partnership, Elwell said.Firth remains Border to Coast’s cross-pool representative on responsible investment, but stepped down from her role on the executive committee of the Local Authority Pension Fund Forum (LAPFF) to focus on her role at the LGPS pool. Chris Hitchen, chair of Border to Coast, was recently voted onto the LAPFF executive. Long was previously CIO at Aviva UK Life from 2015 to 2017, as part of which he managed the transition of around £60bn (€67bn) of assets to the group’s in-house manager after the acquisition of Friends Life.Border to Coast brings together 12 LGPS funds – Bedfordshire, Cumbria, Durham, East Riding, Lincolnshire, Northumberland, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Surrey, Teesside, Tyne & Wear, and Warwickshire – with £43bn of assets between them. It opened to investment last month with £7bn worth of assets in its first two funds.It recently signed up to the LGPS’s cost transparency code, becoming the third of the UK’s eight asset pools to do so.“As a customer-owned and customer-focused organisation, Border to Coast is committed to providing clear, concise and fully transparent reporting to its customers and other stakeholders,” it said.Brunel Pension Partnership and LPP Investments have also signed up to the code. Border to Coast Pensions Partnership has launched the search for a permanent head of external investment capabilities as it seeks to build up its senior team.Former Aviva CIO Graham Long has been carrying out the role on an interim basis since joining the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) collaboration in March on a short-term contract.Border to Coast had from the outset intended to carry out a full recruitment process for the permanent role, according to Rachel Elwell, CEO for the pensions partnership.Elwell told IPE the company hoped to announce its permanent chief investment officer and head of research later this summer. John Harrison joined the pool as interim CIO in February.
LocalNews PAHO and CARICOM strengthen partnership against non-communicable diseases by: – July 16, 2012 GEORGETOWN, Guyana — The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says it will continue its partnership with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in fighting chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) that are wreaking havoc on the economies of the Americas. Chronic NCDs, including heart disease and stroke, diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease, account for more than 70% of deaths globally and are the number one killer in the Americas, which include the Caribbean region. At a meeting on Thursday at the CARICOM Secretariat, Dr Ernest Pate, PAHO / WHO Caribbean programme coordinator and his high-level team of Drs James Hospedales, PAHO / WHO regional adviser, prevention and control of chronic diseases and Karen Sealy, World Health Organisation special adviser briefed the CARICOM Secretary-General Irwin LaRocque and his team of senior officials on the progress that has been made in the region in stemming the tide of chronic NCDs. In his presentation, Pate highlighted the work of PAHO, especially in the area of technical cooperation. He pointed to the long history of close collaboration with CARICOM in its health program, noting that the Caribbean Cooperation in Health (CCH) was developed with strong leadership from CARICOM and technical support from PAHO. He also underlined the goals of the CCH and emphasized the role PAHO had played in advancing those goals. Notwithstanding the many strides made in regional public health, Pate was of the opinion that public health leadership in the Caribbean had somewhat weakened and expressed hope that CARICOM and PAHO would work together to strengthen this. He was also confident that the CARICOM Secretariat would place high priority on NCDs and integrate this issue in all of its programs, since it was the one the major threats to public health. Approximately 250 million people are living with NCDs in the Americas, while in 2009 alone, the deaths caused by NCDs totalled 4.5 million of which 45% were caused by heart diseases and 35%, by cancer. Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica are the top three countries with the highest prevalence of NCDs among adults in the Americas. The World Economic Forum and Harvard Business Review 2011 recorded that in 20 years, US30 trillion dollars would be spent in the world annually on NCDs, while US500 billion would be spent annually by low middle income countries such as those in the Caribbean. Hospedales, who provided this data, said that the situation was not sustainable, but stressed that there were cost-effective solutions that could be adopted. Those, he stated, included healthy public policies and healthy policy interventions as well as comprehensive programs of prevention and control. He referred to the 15-point 2007 Port-of-Spain Declaration, Uniting to the stop Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases, issued by CARICOM heads of government, and which has become the benchmark for measuring the progress of actions taken by member states against NCDs. Hospedales enumerated achievements in areas of surveillance, treatment, physical activity, tobacco prevention and education and promotion, but hastened to imply that the region could not rest on its laurels since there was still much more work to be done, especially in the areas of mandatory physical activity in schools; compliance with aspects of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) and nutrition. His colleague, Dr Karen Sealy was optimistic and asserted that the region had much to celebrate even in the face of the challenges. She singled out the increased awareness of NCDs as a development issue and the changed perception that there were no cost-effective measures of one of the successes of the PAHO / CARICOM partnership. Sealy also noted that the achieved political declaration and commitment for coordinated, multi-sectoral, national, regional and global programs was cause for celebration and added that the fact that NCDs remained on the global agenda was even further cause. While we have not fully achieved international solidarity for policies in support of national plans including for universal access to services, medicines and technologies, we have made giant steps in this direction, Sealy argued. For his part, LaRocque recorded the Community’s appreciation for the mammoth support given by PAHO to the region and in particular for helping to plant the issue of NCDs on the global agenda. He reiterated the Community’s commitment to providing continued global leadership for NCDs and gave his word that the partnership with PAHO would be strengthened, especially in areas of political leadership; Community-wide monitoring of and reporting on NCDs; use of social and other media to promote healthy lifestyles; inclusion of NCD issue in bilateral and international fora; indigenous documentation of the global health diplomacy process and facilitating dialogues non-health sectors at the ministerial level.Caribbean News Now 15 Views no discussions Sharing is caring! Tweet Share Share Share
LAFAYETTE AND BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is in Indiana today.The Democratic Party presidential candidate will host rallies in West Lafayette and Bloomington.Sanders will discuss a wide range of issues, including getting big money out of politics, his plan to make public colleges and universities tuition-free, combating climate change and ensuring universal health care.He will be speaking at Purdue University with doors opening at 9 a.m. and later that day he’ll be speaking at the IU Auditorium.Doors open at 5 p.m.
RelatedPosts Super Eagles soar on FIFA ranking COVID-19: FIFA count cost to football Germany still winless in UEFA Nations League after drawing with Switzerland Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter was questioned on Tuesday by Swiss investigators about a $2 million payment he authorised in 2011 to then-UEFA president Michel Platini.Blatter was quizzed about suspected criminal mismanagement at FIFA one day after Platini spent about three hours at the offices of Switzerland’s federal prosecutors. The 84-year-old Blatter waved as he arrived in Bern with his lawyer, Lorenz Erni.A criminal proceeding has been open against Blatter since the allegation was revealed in September 2015, though it was extended to Platini only three months ago.Blatter has also been a suspect since May in a second allegation linked to $1 million of FIFA money gifted in 2010 into the control of now-disgraced Caribbean soccer leader Jack Warner.Blatter has long denied wrongdoing during his 18-year FIFA presidency.His term ended following American and Swiss investigations of corruption in international soccer. Platini was favoured to succeed his former mentor in a February 2016 election until the $2 million allegation ended his campaign.Blatter instructed FIFA to pay Platini after the French soccer great asked for deferred salary from a decade earlier.Platini had been an advisor in Blatter’s first presidential term from 1998 to 2002.The FIFA ethics committee and the Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled there was no valid verbal or written contract to pay the money.Both men were banned from working in soccer by the FIFA ethics committee and removed from office. Blatter’s six-year ban expires next October.Tags: FIFAprobeSepp BlatterSwitzerland
Press Association “We’re pleased to get Peter in. He’s a good Premiership player with experience at this level, a goal in him and a bit of pace – which we need to add to the squad. “(I’m) Pleased to add him.” Hughes has moved to recruit controversial Nigeria forward Odemwingie to add to his attacking options, with Trinidad and Tobago forward Jones going in the opposite direction. Following Sunday’s 1-0 FA Cup fourth-round loss at Chelsea, Hughes said: “It should go through tomorrow and will be concluded then. Stoke manager Mark Hughes expects to complete a deal to sign Peter Odemwingie from Cardiff on Monday, with Kenwyne Jones going in the opposite direction.
New Delhi: September 16, 2007 had something special in store for cricket and Brett Lee would provide it. The year 2007 witnessed the birth of a new World Cup for a new format. Before this tournament, there were 22 matches played in Twenty20 Internationals, a new format which was started in 2005 during the match between Australia and New Zealand. Looking at the popularity of the format, the International Cricket Council (ICC) decided to start the new World T20 in 2007. The venue was South Africa and all the top teams were venturing into the unknown. Australia started their tournament poorly when they were upset by Zimbabwe in Cape Town while they bounced back with a win against England. Bangladesh started the tournament brilliantly with a win over the West Indies but lost to South Africa. Both teams qualified for the super-six stage, with Bangladesh taking on Australia at Newlands. Australia won the toss and chose to bowl with Tamim Iqbal and Nazimuddin opening the batting.Tamim and Nazimuddin started confidently with a four each off Brett Lee in the third over. The duo stitched a 40-run opening stand before Mitchell Johnson sent back Nazimuddin for 11. Following the end of the powerplay, Andrew Symonds and Michael Clarke built the pressure and Tamim was sent back by Clarke for 32. Stuart Clark got the wicket of Mohammad Ashraful as Bangladesh struggled. Shakib Al Hasan got going with a six and a four off Clarke but in the 17th over, Lee returned and he created history. After Aftab Ahmed hit a four first ball, Shakib was on strike for the third ball. Looking to be aggressive, Shakib made room but Lee bowled a short of a length ball and the batsman edged it to Adam Gilchrist. Next ball, Mashrafe Mortaza made room and looked to find a scoring opportunity on the off side but Lee fired the yorker and he was cleaned up.Lee created history the next ball when he trapped Alok Kapali in front to become the first bowler to take a hat-trick in Twenty20 Internationals. Bangladesh never recovered from Lee’s hat-trick and even Nathan Bracken had a chance to take a hat-trick in the final over but he missed it and Bangladesh finished on 123/8 with Lee finishing with 3/27 from four overs. In response, Adam Gilchrist blasted 43 off 28 balls which included four sixes but Matthew Hayden showed his class with a blazing, unbeaten 73 off 48 balls as Australia romped home to a nine-wicket win. Also Read | Here’s how Amitabh Bachchan, Paresh Rawal mocked ICC’s super over rulesFollowing Lee’s hat-trick, there have been seven instances of a hat-trick in Twenty20 Internationals. Jacob Oram achieved the second hat-trick in the game against Sri Lanka in 2009 at Colombo while Tim Southee took 5/18, including a hat-trick in the game against Pakistan in Auckland in 2010/11. After a four-year lull, Thisara Perera took a hat-trick against India in Ranchi in 2015 while Lasith Malinga took his first hat-trick against Bangladesh in Colombo in 2016/17.Also Read | Shivam Mavi is the future of Indian bowling, says Brett LeeFaheen Ashraf became the first Pakistan bowler to take a hat-trick during the clash against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi while the next two hat-tricks were special. Rashid Khan of Afghanistan was the first to take four wickets in four balls during the game in 2018/19 against Ireland in Dehradun while Malinga created history by becoming the first player to take two hat-tricks in T20Is.In the game against New Zealand in Pallekele, Malinga took four wickets in four balls and he became the first player to achieve this feat twice, having done it in 2007 against South Africa in the ODI World Cup in Guyana. However, for Lee, he will always be the owner of the first hat-trick in this format. RELATED For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Miguel Cabrera and his wife Rosangel are partnering with the Detroit Tigers Foundation to donate $250,000 to organizations in Detroit that serve families and children. The player, staff member and staff member’s contact person must now go into quarantine at home for 14 days.Dresden’s entire team was ordered by local health authorities into 14 days of quarantine on May 9 after two players tested positive.The club says that all players who tested positive before were cleared in the fourth and fifth wave of tests and that they and the rest of the team will be able to resume training on Saturday.Dresden was scheduled to play at Hannover last Sunday but couldn’t participate because of the quarantine order. That game was rescheduled for June 3.Dresden is scheduled to resume play on May 31 against Stuttgart. May 21, 2020 Most of the money is going to the Detroit Public Schools Community District ($50,000), the Detroit Public Schools Foundation ($50,000), as well as the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan, the Detroit Police Athletic League and Brilliant Detroit ($140,000). The donations will support efforts to help families receive meals and childcare during the COVID-19 crisis, and to help students access online resources.The remaining $10,000 will support a philanthropic collaboration organized by G1 Impact to hire Detroiters to manufacture 100,000 reusable, hospital-grade masks for children and families in Detroit.___Pittsburgh Penguins owners Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle are each contributing $100,000 to assist local health outlets dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.The joint $200,000 donation will be split equally between Highmark Health and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. The Highmark Health donation is earmarked for creating a mobile COVID-19 testing unit that will focus on under-served populations in the Pittsburgh area. Associated Press The donation to UPMC will benefit the UPMC Children’s Hospital Helpers Fund, which supports families and caregivers who are impacted by COVID-19.___North Carolina and North Carolina State will begin fall classes on Aug. 10 and forgo fall breaks in order to finish by Thanksgiving to get ahead of a potential second wave of COVID-19.UNC Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz introduced a Roadmap for Fall in a letter Thursday that includes “off ramps” options if conditions change. Class sizes will be reduced with time extended between classes, some of which may be conducted remotely.Faculty and staff will return in a phased approach and should initially expect staggered and alternating work schedules. UNC will also emphasize adherence to public health guidelines, including physical distancing, wearing face coverings and increased hand washing. The school will observe Labor Day and University Day and complete the semester by Nov. 24. N.C. State Chancellor Randy Woodson announced that the school will begin classes nine days earlier than originally scheduled and forgo fall break to also finish by Thanksgiving. Students will not return to campus for the remainder of the year and winter commencement will be announced later.___East Carolina is eliminating its men’s and women’s tennis and swimming and diving programs to help reduce a $4.9 million budget deficit.The move affects 68 student-athletes and nine coaches and reduces ECU’s sponsored sports from 20 to 16, including nine for women. The NCAA requires Division I FBS schools to carry minimums of 16 sports, eight for women.“The coaches and student-athletes for these respective sports have all impacted our department and the Pirate Family in a positive manner,” athletic director Jon Gilbert said in a release. “This decision was not made lightly. The history and success of the swimming and diving programs and the tennis programs will continue to be celebrated at East Carolina.” ECU interim Chancellor Ron Mitchelson stated that the athletic budget was not sustainable pre-COVID-19. The deficit began to grow significantly with the pandemic where the impact was immediate and would affect future revenue and expenses.ECU will honor scholarships for athletes who remain at the school. ___The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame has canceled its induction ceremony in August because of health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.Hall of Fame president John Hendrickson says the museum believes it’s “in the best interests of everyone involved and for the integrity of the event to postpone the ceremony for a year.” ___Manchester United says it believes it will miss out on $24 million because the Premier League will have to make refunds to broadcasters even if the pandemic-disrupted season is completed.The league is in talks with its rights holders about rebates because of delays and changes to the broadcasting schedule. The season was suspended in March.Empty stadiums will also change the TV product.The rebates will vary based on the final position in the standings and the number of games aired live. United is in fifth place with nine games remaining. The Latest: Tigers and Cabreras donating to help families The Hall of Fame ceremony was scheduled for Friday, Aug. 7, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. This year’s class includes trainer Mark Casse, jockey Darrel McHargue, horses Wise Dan and Tom Bowling, and Pillars of the Turf Alice Headley Chandler, Keene Daingerfield, Jr., and George D. Widener, Jr. They will be inducted with the class of 2021.The 44th Annual Museum Ball scheduled for Aug. 14 also was canceled. It’s traditionally one of the highlights of the Saratoga summer social season.___German soccer club Dynamo Dresden has reported another case of coronavirus. The already quarantined second-division club has now had four players test positive.Dresden says on its website that the latest positive result was found in a fifth wave of tests conducted on Wednesday. It adds that another “category one” close contact of its coaching staff has also tested positive for COVID-19. The Premier League hasn’t provided details of the broadcasting rebate.___The governing body of swimming has postponed the short course world championships for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic.FINA says the championships scheduled for December in Abu Dhabi will now be staged Dec. 13-18, 2021, in the United Arab Emirates because of the “the uncertainty related with the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide.”FINA president Julio C. Maglione says swimming organizers have worked closely with the United Arab Emirates’ authorities and “we believe this is the most suitable solution for all those taking part in this competition.” A general congress to elect the FINA Bureau for the years 2021-25 will be staged in Doha, Qatar, on June 5, 2021. The new members of the bureau will start their terms immediately after the Tokyo Olympics in 2021.The short course world championships are held in a 25-meter pool. The FINA world championships and the Olympics are staged in 50-meter pools.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports