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South Africa knocked out of the World Cup with Pakistan defeat

first_imgSOUTH Africa’s hopes of reaching the World Cup semi-finals are over as their nightmare tournament continued with a 49-run defeat to Pakistan at Lord’s.The Proteas have failed to pass the group stages for just the second time and face two dead rubbers over the next two weeks.South Africa failed to reach the knockout rounds as hosts in 2003, but still won three of their six encounters.Head coach Ottis Gibson’s men have only beaten minnows Afghanistan at this tournament, and still have to face Sri Lanka and Australia.Even three wins in nine matches would not gloss a woeful campaign, but given the Proteas’ dire form the chance of consolation victories appears remote.Former England bowling coach Gibson’s contract expires after this tournament and is unlikely to be renewed.SA Cricket World Cup record• 1992 – Semi-finals• 1996 – Quarter-finals• 1999 – Semi-finals• 2003 – Group stage• 2007 – Semi-finals• 2011 – Quarter-finals• 2015 – Semi-finals• 2019 – Group stageFaf Du Plessis may well relinquish the captaincy too.Du Plessis hit 64 as South Africa managed just 259 for nine, failing to reach the 309 required for victory.The beleaguered 34-year-old has had to duck as many brickbats off the field as bouncers at the crease as the Proteas’ figurehead in England, and few would begrudge him having had enough.Quinton De Kock posted 47, while Hashim Amla and Aiden Markram both failed amid another miserable top-order return for South Africa.This latest comprehensive defeat came at the hands of an erratic Pakistan, who kept alive their own hopes of a semi-final but should not boast the quality or consistency to make it that far.Haris Sohail’s 89, including a 71-run partnership with Imad Wasim from just 40 balls, ultimately proved the difference between the sides.Pakistan’s 308 for seven proved more than sufficient, as Babar Azam posted 69 and openers Imam Ul Haq and Fakhar Zaman both notchedImran Tahir proved the pick of the Proteas’ bowlers, taking a smart two wickets for 41 runs.Lungi Ngidi ended on three for 64 but those figures were massaged by two soft dismissals at the death.Markram’s removal of Mohammed Hafeez raised questions as to whether South Africa should have put more faith in spin sooner in this tournament.If the Proteas’ injury-hit pace attack has proved problematic though, their batting has been little short of abject.Wahab Riaz plundered three for 46 and Mohammad Amir two for 49, but neither man had a particularly testing afternoon with the ball.Rarely has a South Africa side suffered for such a lack of top-order aggression, and that cost Du Plessis and company dearly once again.Caption.Haris Sohail returned to the Pakistan XI for the first time since their opening defeat by West Indies and smashed 89 off 59 balls in a man-of-the-match performance Credit: Action Images via Reuters/Peter CziborraPAKISTAN inningsImam-ul-Haq                    c & b Imran Tahir                                  44Fakhar Zaman                   c Amla b Imran Tahir                           44Babar Azam                     c Ngidi b Phehlukwayo                          69Mohammad Hafeez                 lbw b Markram                              20Haris Sohail                       c †de Kock b Ngidi                                 89Imad Wasim               c sub (JP Duminy) b Ngidi                           23Wahab Riaz                   b Ngidi                                                         4Sarfaraz Ahmed (c) †               not out                                            2Shadab Khan                             not out                                            1Extras:  12 (lb 6, nb 1, w 5)TOTAL:                                                                       308/7 (50 Overs, RR: 6.16)Did not bat: Mohammad Amir, Shaheen Shah AfridiBowling: K Rabada 10-0-65-0, L Ngidi      9-0-64-3, CH Morris 9-0-61-0, AL Phehlukwayo 8-0-49-1, Imran Tahir 10-0-41-2, AK Markram 4-0-22-1                            SOUTH AFRICA Innings )HM Amla                        lbw b Mohammad Amir                            2Q de Kock †         c Imam-ul-Haq b Shadab Khan                           47F du Plessis (c)   c †Sarfaraz Ahmed b Mohammad Amir             63AK Markram           b Shadab Khan                                                    7HE van der Dussen    c Mohammad Hafeez b Shadab Khan         36DA Miller                    b Shaheen Shah Afridi                                    31AL Phehlukwayo         not out                                                             46CH Morris                      b Wahab Riaz                                                16K Rabada                   b Wahab Riaz                                                      3L Ngidi                          b Wahab Riaz                                                    1Imran Tahir                         not out                                                      1Extras: 6 (lb 1, w 5)TOTAL:                                                                              259/9 (50 Overs, RR: 5.18)Bowling: Mohammad Hafeez 2-0-11-0, Mohammad Amir 10-1-49-2, Shaheen Shah Afridi 8-0-54-1, Imad Wasim 10-0-48-0, Wahab Riaz 10-0-46-3, Shadab Khan 10-1-50-3last_img read more

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Geoffrion shootout goal wins tourney

first_imgSenior tri-captain Blake Geoffrion and the Wisconsin Badgers sent the Badger Hockey Showdown out in style with a shootout victory over No. 9 Yale.[/media-credit]When the Badgers’ old winning formula of outshooting and outscoring their opponents by a wide margin was slowed, the Wisconsin men’s hockey team found a new way to win: be resilient.Facing a No. 9-ranked Yale team that outshot Wisconsin 42-22, the depleted Badgers hung on to win the final Badger Hockey Showdown in a shootout. Senior tri-captain Blake Geoffrion got the winning shootout goal as UW overcame a shorthanded roster, sloppy first period and a game misconduct to Jordy Murray to hang on to a 2-2 tie through regulation and overtime to force the shootout.UW head coach Mike Eaves said he was happy with what the Badgers showed him during the tournament.“Well, I am, because I think we were a resilient group this weekend,” he said. “I mean, we played this game with five defensemen and basically five defensemen last night too. I think the fact that we had to mix our lines up and try to find chemistry as we ran along… but I think the resiliency of this group was something that I think showed up.”Holding on to a 2-1 lead in the third period, Yale’s Brian O’Neill scored a power play goal with 2:37 to play to tie the game. The Badgers missed opportunities earlier to take a bigger lead when Ben Grotting fired a shot off the post on what should have been an easy goal, as well a botched breakaway by Aaron Bendickson.So with three of its young guns missing due to the World Junior Championship, it was two seniors who stepped up to push Wisconsin (13-5-2) to a six-game unbeaten streak. Seniors Michael Davies and Geoffrion scored in the shootout, while Yale’s third shooter, Denny Kearney was the only player to convert for the Bulldogs.Mark Arcobello was stuffed trying to go five-hole on UW goaltender Scott Gudmandson to begin the shootout. Davies was the first shooter for UW, getting the goaltender to bite and scoring easily. Gudmandson made the save on Andrew Miller, and UW’s Brendan Smith wasn’t able to convert his attempt.When Geoffrion came up as the last shooter, the senior captain had the chance to win the game for UW. He admitted he was a little nervous and surprised he got the call.“I’ve never been in that situation before, actually, right before coach said I was going to go, I got kind of shocked, I looked at (fellow senior captain Ben Street) Streeter, I said, ‘Huh?’” Geoffrion said.But the captain got Yale goaltender Nick Maricic to bite and deked to the stick side to put away the goal and seal the win.Davies scored UW’s two goals in regulation, shelving a feed from Brendan Smith to tie the game 1-1 in the second period, then taking it in alone and nudging it past Maricic at 14:11 of the period to give the Badgers a 2-1 lead. He also had three assists in the previous night’s 5-4 win over Merrimack.“I’m just getting the bounces right now, I think the whole team is,” Davies said. “And we have to keep it going the second half (of the season).”For Eaves, however, Davies brought more to the game than numbers on the box score“The other thing you notice is, geez, he made himself noticeable with his physical play. He played with an edge and he was comfortable out there,” he said. “He was one of the guys that I think kind of was flourishing in this atmosphere and this setting and in the championship kind of mindset.“As a senior, it’s nice to see that growth in him, stepping up and do those kind of things.”The Badgers were fortunate Davies played the game he did, as they looked just as out of sync against the Bulldogs Sunday as they did Saturday night against Merrimack. Playing with essentially five defensemen and mixed up lines, Wisconsin took another blow when Murray was called for a checking from behind major penalty 16:04 into the first period.But UW successfully killed off the five-minute major and went into the first intermission down just 1-0 off of Kearney’s early goal. With 1:05 of penalty left to kill to begin the second, UW quickly found its feet and tied the game up just 2:26 into the period on Davies’ first goal.Although through their first 17 games the Badgers hadn’t won a one-goal game, they now have two consecutive one-goal wins and a shootout win. In battling a lack of chemistry and a Yale scoring offense ranked No. 1 in the country, Wisconsin showed it can find a way to win no matter the odds.While Davies and Geoffrion came up clutch as the veterans on the team, the calming presence and experience of all the team’s seniors wasn’t something to be understated.“I think a lot of guys stepped up, maybe not on the scoreboard, but did a lot of good little things… blocking shots, even something as simple as getting the puck out of the zone,” Street said. “I think the leadership that we showed tonight was that we got guys to calm down, do the simple things, get back to basics — and that helped us out in the long run.”last_img read more

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CNW90 July 1, 2020

first_imgComing up in the newscast, the European Union bans American travelers, Broward and Monroe counties close beaches this weekend and Jamaica announce that all Floridians must be tested before coming to the island. Also for July 4th, the annual Fort Lauderdale Independence Day Celebration will feature smaller fireworks shows in four areas of the City: Holiday Park, City Hall, Carter Park and the Beach Community Center. The shows will not be open to spectators and no pedestrians or vehicles will be allowed access to the areas where the shows are located. Locally, the leaders of Monroe and Broward Counties have followed the path taken by Miami-Dade, in closing the counties beaches for the fourth of July weekend. Monroe County announced that all county-owned parks and beaches will be closed beginning at 5 p.m. on Thursday and will reopen at normal operating hours on Tuesday, July 7. Broward’s beaches, on the other hand, will be closed from Friday through to Sunday, July 5. With a look at some of the top stories making the news today, July 1 across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida, I’m…for CNW 90. For more information on these and other stories, visit CNWNETWORK.com. Remember to pick up this week’s copy of our Caribbean National Weekly at your nearest Caribbean – American outlet. Today’s newscast is brought to you by the Florida Department of Health; The European Union governments have extended a travel ban for American residents, deeming that the county’s response to COVID-19 is not sufficient enough to allow its residents to travel to Europe. The ban, which will reviewed after two weeks, only makes allowances for travelers with an essential function including health care workers and diplomats. Other countries on the travel ban list include Canada, Australia, Japan and South Korea, among others. The United States had issued its own travel ban on European Union member countries back in March. Now for the news in the detail In Caribbean News, Visitors traveling to Jamaica from Florida and other states in America are now required to pretest for COVID-19 before arrival on the island as of today. The announcement was made by Prime Minister Andrew Holness earlier this week, just two weeks after the island reopened its borders. The pre-requisite for entry applies to individuals coming from Florida, New York, Arizona, and Texas. Visitors must upload their test results to the Visit Jamaica portal and the results should be no older than 7 days. Prime Minister Holness clarified however that negative test results do not mean automatic approval for entering the island. To help stop the spread of COVID-19, The Florida Department of Health in Broward County reminds everyone to practice social distancing, wash your hands often with soap and water and cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing. You’ve been watching CNW90, I’m…last_img read more

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RGA to help operators with good practice guidelines

first_img Clive Hawkswood joins beBettor as non-executive director April 28, 2020 The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) has published a set of behavioural analytics, drawing on the first-hand experience of its members, with the intention of providing minimum standards for operators to follow.Encapsulating a number of areas, such as operator policies, markers of harm, customer interactions, recording and reporting, staff training and evaluation, the good practice guidelines also take into account the latest research.Clive Hawkswood, the RGA’s Chief Executive, said: “It is important to recognise that data and behavioural analytics are not a silver bullet that will solve all of the problems associated with minimising gambling-related harm online.  However, their effective use will increasingly prove vital when seeking to achieve that. “The use of data in this way is still in its early days and whatever the industry does now will undoubtedly improve with the benefit of additional research and shared learning.  In the meantime we have a collective responsibility to use what we do know, and can do, to the best effect.  “Although many operators already have systems that go far beyond what is described in these guidelines, we hope they will provide a cross-industry benchmark and a sound starting point.”  The RGA stresses the importance of online industry operators utilising the great amounts of data they collect and retain in the correct manner, such as combating crime and creating a safer gambling environment.In addition help is also provided when developing or purchasing systems, enabling them to recognise problematic online gambling behaviour, and to interact with those identified in order to address the behaviours that are of concern.In its guidelines, the trade association concludes: “Safeguarding customers and combating problem gambling present many challenges not just for the gambling industry but for all stakeholders. “They require a range of responses. For the online gambling industry in particular, because of the account-based nature of the gambling that takes place and the data that provides, the proportionate and effective use of behavioural analytics presents a major opportunity to improve the way the sector meets these challenges. “Much can and should be done already and the intention is that these guidelines will assist all operators to at least have structures and processes in place that begin to make it easier and better to identify and limit problematic gambling behaviour.” Share Related Articles StumbleUpon RAiG members back radical overhaul of UK gambling’s affiliate landscape June 30, 2020 Submit Share RAiG – Affiliate representation cannot be withdrawn from industry’s ‘collaborative approach’ April 2, 2020last_img read more

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Glo urges Black Stars to consider every match as the final

first_imgThe Board and Management of Glo Mobile Ghana, official sponsor of the senior national team, the Black Stars has sent a message of goodwill and encouragement to the players and technical handlers of the team in South Africa, urging them to remain focused and treat each of the remaining games as the final.The message said, having followed the performance of the Black Stars so far, Glo was delighted to observe that the team has now fully warmed itself up into the thick and thin of the tournament, as they demonstrated in the precision with which they dealt with the challenge from Niger and the 2 – 0 victory over Cape Verde.‘As a sponsor and supporter of the national team, we at Glo take note of the team’s strenuous preparations for this tournament and the gradual, but impressive buildup and revival of its winning spirit in the four matches the Stars have played so far; we are left with no doubt at all that the Black Stars will bring home Ghana’s much awaited fifth African nations trophy,’ said the statement signed by John Vasikaran, Head of Business at Glo Mobile Ghana.‘All we ask is that all players and the technical handlers remain focused on the big mission of annexing the Nations Cup for the fifth time; but in order to achieve this, it is important that you (Black Stars) tackle each of the remaining games as if it is the very final match of the tournament,’ the message pleaded.Glo Mobile has sponsored the Ghana Black Stars since 2008 along with Ghana’s Premier League, of which the African telecommunications giant is the headline sponsor.Glo only recently presented a cheque for over US$2,000,000 (two million US dollars) to the Ghana Football Association in fulfillment of the company’s pledge to support the Black Stars and promote the development of football in Ghana.last_img read more

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Euro 2016: England thrash San Marino in 5-0 easy win

first_imgEngland delivered the expected easy win over San Marino at Wembley to maintain their 100% start to the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign.Manager Roy Hodgson has been handed a highly favourable draw in Group E as England attempt to banish the memories of their miserable World Cup – and they are taking full advantage so far.Phil Jagielka headed England in front and Wayne Rooney scored his 42nd England goal from the penalty spot before half-time as San Marino presented barely any serious competition.Danny Welbeck, the two-goal hero of the opening win in Switzerland, added the third before substitute Andros Townsend got in on the act and Rooney saw his cross deflected in by Alessandro Della Valle.The scoreline matched England’s win here in October 2012 and Hodgson’s men now move on to face Estonia on Sunday as they attempt to make it three wins out of three.San Marino’s right to a place at this level – they are joint bottom with Bhutan at 208th in the Fifa world rankings – has been questioned, and nothing happened here to suggest they can ever be a going concern in international football. Apart from the odd piece of token resistance – and the antics of keeper Aldo Simoncini – this was another unsuccessful exercise in damage limitation. England’s record over them is now an aggregate 31-1 from five meetings.For Hodgson and his players, this was job done in front of a highly respectable attendance of 55,990 and the impression remains that there would be the biggest inquest in England’s football history should they fail to progress from this group.Match factsDanny Welbeck has scored seven goals in his past eight games for club and countryAlessandro Della Valle has scored an own goal in each of San Marino’s past two games against EnglandSan Marino goalkeeper Aldo Simoncini made more passes than any of his team-mates in the first half Wayne Rooney has scored 42 goals for England, only seven shy of Bobby Charlton’s national recordRooney’s penalty moved him to 42 England goals, seven shy of Sir Bobby Charlton’s national record, and the 28-year-old thought he might have added number 43 – but his second effort took a heavy deflection and went down as a Della Valle own goal.The game quickly settled into the expected pattern, with San Marino penned in their own half, but the visitors survived until the 24th minute when Jagielka rose to head in from a corner as keeper Simoncini stumbled in a melee.England goalkeeper Joe Hart, as usual in these matches, was little more than a spectator, although he was kept interested by a 20-yard shot from Matteo Vitaioli that flew wide, an occurrence so rare it drew warm applause from the Wembley crowd.Rooney earned and scored the spot-kick that put England further ahead just before half-time. Andy Selva raised his boot, and the Manchester United keeper drove in powerfully from the spot to set up the second half perfectly for the home side. Hodgson made a double change at half-time, sending on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Adam Lallana for Liverpool pair Raheem Sterling and Jordan Henderson.Oxlade-Chamberlain made an instant impact with a run to the by-line and cross that Welbeck turned in neatly at the near post.Rooney was getting the opportunities to add to his first-half goal but he found the eccentric Simoncini in defiant mood, saving three times from the England captain in quick succession.It was another substitute, Townsend – on for Welbeck, who added to England’s tally after 72 minutes when his powerful shot beat Simoncini at his near post.San Marino were simply trying to keep the score down but could not quite see out the rest of the game as Rooney’s effort took a heavy deflection to complete the scoring.last_img read more

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L.A. Lakers’ Steve Nash thanks the club as he says goodbye to the game

first_imgYet Nash in so many ways played above the NBA.He avoided self-commemoration. He wasn’t interested in playing general manager. In the offseasons he’d play pickup soccer games in Central Park, and several people didn’t know who he was.He has been plagued with spondylolisthesis, a back injury that is as uncomfortable as it sounds, and still played into his 40s. When he left the team and yet swung a golf club and put it on Instagram, he was slimed on the Internet, which, since he is human and has a family, bothered him. Instead of blasting the “haters” online, he wrote a dignified, grammatical letter explaining that swinging a golf club is not as hurtful to one’s back as stopping and starting on a basketball court.“I’ve had this original back problem ever since my third year in the league,” Nash said, “although now I’ve got about eight others. I was able to drive this thing way past where I thought I could get.“But I get it. I was in a tough place, personally, and I felt I had to get away. Fans don’t know the whole picture. I get that they’re passionate, especially online. There’s a bit of a pack mentality. I know we all feel bad for our kids that they have to grow up in that world. You play pro basketball for 18 years, there’s going to be criticism. I’m not saying it’s, like, awesome.”The end came Oct. 12, in Ontario, when Nash went 0 for 5 and left an exhibition game with Golden State.“There was just so much fighting every day with myself and my body, getting to some good places and then watching it diminish so quickly,” Nash said. “At the end the decision was made for me. I actually played OK that first preseason game and I woke up and I was a mess. Then I played again and thought I could break through after a few minutes. I clearly couldn’t. I thought I’d be lucky to play 10 games this year.”He played none, and 65 in the three Lakers seasons. But Nash’s signing was applauded by the media, which recognized how the invalidation of the Chris Paul trade had blindsided the Lakers. They signed Dwight Howard and headed into 2012-13 as the favorites … and do you really need to re-live what happened next?Now they have a high draft pick and maybe a good free agent coming. They see glimmers in the wilderness. Steve Nash’s goodbye is a step toward that light, as he profusely thanked a franchise that indulged him without complaint. He always could see the whole floor.Three facts:1. Steve Nash was picked 13th in the first round of the ‘96 draft, two picks behind Kobe Bryant.2. Nash led the NBA twice in free throw percentage, five times in assists.3. Nash (.9043) and Mark Price (.9039) are the only two players in NBA or ABA history to average over 90 percent from the foul line for a career. He leaves the game as a back-to-back Most Valuable Player in 2005-06, and right there with Charles Barkley, Karl Malone, Dominique Wilkins, Allen Iverson, John Stockton and Jason Kidd among the greats who never won an NBA championship.As usual, Nash spoke precisely and with great dispassion. He admitted that these were three failed seasons, although he grandly pushed himself to make it work. He said he hopes he is remembered as “a competitor” and “a great teammate,” and that he would continue to live in L.A.When he came to the Suns, they went from 29 wins to 62. He made untold money for Raja Bell and Boris Diaw and Leandro Barbosa. He commandeered the basketball but then sprinkled it expertly, like Johnny Appleseed, seeing hidden angles that his soccer-playing dad had shown him.He retires with a .490 percentage from the field, .423 from 3-point range, and an all time-best .904 from the foul line. Four times he had seasons of 50-40-90, which is a shooter’s Triple Crown. No one in the NBA will do that this season.Dick Davey, Nash’s Santa Clara coach, called him “deranged for the game. When you have Steve Nash on your team you have 12 gym rats.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Mark.Whicker@langnews.comEL SEGUNDO >> In time we will fully assess the damage, the draft picks the Lakers lost, the unqualified players rushed into the breach, all the unintended consequences of the contract Steve Nash signed, but couldn’t honor, on July 4, 2012.Tuesday was not that time.Nash wrapped up his retirement at the Lakers’ headquarters, with the team in Oklahoma City counting down another weary season. last_img read more

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MLS to resume 2020 regular season with schedule announcement

first_imgThat competition, which is taking place in a bubble environment that contains all players and team personnel, will conclude on Tuesday with the final between the Portland Timbers and Orlando City.The following day, the two teams that were forced to withdraw from the MLS is Back Tournament due to several Covid-19 cases, FC Dallas and Nashville SC, will meet in Texas with a reduced capacity of 5,110 at Toyota Stadium.Overall, MLS is planning on each team playing an additional 18 regular season games, with FC Dallas and Nashville SC facing off three additional times to make up for the games missed in Orlando.The league has announced that 18 clubs will qualify for the playoffs – up from 14 last year – with MLS Cup set to take place on December 12.”I would like to thank everyone involved with the MLS is Back Tournament – players, coaches, staff and partners – for their role in helping us recapture the momentum we had at the beginning of our 25th season and reconnect with our passionate fans,” MLS Commissioner Don Garber said in a statement. “Since suspending play in March, we have been working on plans to play as much of our season as possible, beginning with the tournament in Florida and resuming in our local markets following the competition. We remain focused on the health and safety of our players, coaches and staff, and look forward to continuing our season in our home markets.”The league will announce its fixtures in a phased approach, with each American club scheduled to play six matches against other American teams by September 14. MLS will announce schedule details for its three Canadian teams at a later date, as tighter restrictions in Canada have limited those clubs’ ability to host matches.  Major League Soccer has announced that the 2020 season will continue in each club’s home market this month, with the first game on August 12.After the league’s season was halted in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, MLS returned to the pitch last month with the MLS is Back Tournament in Orlando, Florida.  Nearly every MLS club will play its initial home matches with no fans present, though FC Dallas, Sporting Kansas City and Real Salt Lake will plan on hosting fans in a limited capacity.How to watch MLS scheduleThe continuation of the season will air nationally in the U.S. on ESPN, FOX Sports and Univision platforms, as well as regionally through individual club broadcast partners. All national TV matches not aired by an English-language network will be streamed live in English on Twitter. All regional broadcasts will be showcased out-of-market on ESPN+ in the U.S.Canadian broadcast schedules will be announced at a later date. (via MLS release)last_img read more

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Over 30 Million Jobs Lost

first_imgWashington, D.C. – The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits because of the coronavirus has soared past 30 million, worsening a crisis unmatched since the 1930s and turning up the pressure on political leaders to lift restrictions that are choking the economy.Government figures released Thursday showed that 3.8 million laid-off workers applied for jobless benefits last week, raising the total to about 30.3 million in the six weeks since the outbreak took hold and forced the shutdown of factories and other businesses from coast to coast.The layoffs amount to 1 in 6 American workers and encompass more people than the entire population of Texas, or more people than live in the New York and Chicago metropolitan areas combined.There was also bleak new data in Europe, where over 130,000 people with the virus have died so far.Figures from the 19 countries that use the euro showed that the European economy shrank a record 3.8% in the first quarter as lockdowns turned cities into ghost towns and plunged nations into recession. The drop was the biggest since eurozone statistics began in 1995.last_img read more

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Waiting For Unredacted Declassified Transcript of Trump’s Ukraine Call

first_imgPresident Trump says the secretary of state has received permission from Ukraine’s government to release the transcript of a phone call between Trump and Ukraine’s president. And, Congress could see a whistleblower complaint about a phone call between President Trump and Ukraine’s leader this week. The White House is reportedly preparing to release the complaint along with an inspector general report on the issue. During the phone call in question, Trump reportedly pressured the Ukrainian government to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter. The phone call has prompted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to launch an impeachment inquiry against Trump. Meanwhile, Rudy Giuliani says he got involved in U.S.-Ukraine relations at the request of the State Department. Those relations are now at the center of an impeachment inquiry against President Trump, accused of withholding military aid in order to get dirt on former Vice President and 2020 Democratic hopeful Joe Biden. Speaking last night with Fox News’ Laura Ingram, President Trump’s personal attorney said the department thought he would be better suited than the FBI.Giuliani said he reported every conversation he had back to the State Department.last_img read more

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