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USA: San Antonio-Class Amphibious Transport Dock Comes to Town to Kick off Fleet Week

first_img View post tag: Navy USA: San Antonio-Class Amphibious Transport Dock Comes to Town to Kick off Fleet Week View post tag: comes View post tag: News by topic View post tag: week View post tag: Amphibious May 23, 2011 Training & Education View post tag: fleet View post tag: Dock View post tag: Antonio-Classcenter_img View post tag: usa View post tag: San View post tag: Naval The tremendous bow of the USS New York will cut through New York Harbor and into the Hudson on Wednesday, with its crew manning the rails. T…(northjersey)[mappress]Source: northjersey , May 23, 2011; View post tag: Town View post tag: Transport View post tag: Kick Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: San Antonio-Class Amphibious Transport Dock Comes to Town to Kick off Fleet Week Share this articlelast_img read more

Culturalist Challenge: Who Should Play Christian in Moulin Rouge! on Broadway?

first_img Once your list is published, you can see the overall rankings of everyone on the aggregate list. After kicking off the Broadway.com Culturalist Challenge with an American Horror Story challenge, this week’s list is a little less spooky and a little more ooh la la. We’ve been waiting for Moulin Rouge!, the all-singing, all-dancing 2001 movie by Baz Luhrmann, to hit the Broadway stage for years. You guys even voted Moulin Rouge! as the number-one Ewan McGregor movie you want to see on stage in Broadway.com’s weekend poll, so we know you agree! So we’ve gotta know—which Broadway stud would make the best Christian in a Moulin Rouge! musical? To kick it off, Broadway.com features editor Lindsay Champion has chosen her list of top ten hunks here. Well, what are you waiting for! Cast your vote and tune in for the results on the October 15 episode of The Broadway.com Show. STEP 2 – RANK: Reorder your ten choices by dragging them into the correct spot on your list. Click the continue button. STEP 1 – SELECT: Visit Culturalist to see all of your options. Highlight your ten favorites and click the continue button.center_img The Broadway.com staff’s current obsession? Culturalist, the awesome website that has become the hot spot for top ten lists. We love it so much that we decided to partner with them! Every week, we’ll challenge you with a Broadway-themed topic and have you rank your favorites on Culturalist.com. Then, we’ll announce the most popular ten choices on The Broadway.com Show every Wednesday! STEP 3 – PREVIEW: You will now see your complete top ten list. If you like it, click the publish button. (If you don’t have a Culturalist account, you will be asked to create one or sign in with Facebook at this point.) View Commentslast_img read more

World leaders rush in to shore up panic-hit global financial system

first_imgThe desperate state of industry was writ large in Detroit, where the big three automakers – Ford Motor Co, General Motors Co and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV – confirmed they would be shutting US plants, as well as factories in Canada and Mexico.The British pound plunged to its lowest level against the dollar since 1985, as Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey said he would not rule anything out when asked about printing money to give to individuals. Britain ordered all schools to close from Friday as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases rose 48% on Wednesday.Australia made a historic foray into quantitative easing after an out-of-schedule meeting on Thursday and cut interest rates for the second time in a month.South Korea warned of a global credit crunch and said it was setting up crisis funds to stabilize its financial markets.Central banks in emerging countries from Brazil to India have stepped in this week to buy government bonds to prevent a jump in borrowing costs that would put more pressure on their economies.Despite those moves, which together with other liquidity injections and stimulus announced in recent weeks reached levels unseen since World War Two, nearly every stock market in Asia was in the red, with Seoul, Jakarta and Manila hitting daily loss limits that trigger the suspension of trade.At one point the Philippines bourse was down 24%. In currency markets, everything except the dollar and the euro collapsed.J.P. Morgan economists forecast the US economy to shrink 14% in the next quarter, and the Chinese economy to drop more than 40% in the current one, one of the most dire calls yet on the potential scale of the fallout.”We’re in this phase where investors are just looking to liquidate,” said Prashant Newnaha, senior interest rate strategist at TD Securities in Singapore.War of wordsIt was not just the dire state of the economy that panicked investors. Tensions between the world’s two biggest superpowers reached some of their most elevated levels and other powers were locking heads over their reactions to the outbreak.US President Donald Trump on Wednesday ratcheted up his rhetoric against China over the coronavirus, saying Beijing should have acted faster to warn the world and dismissing criticism that his labeling it the “Chinese virus” was racist.Trump’s tougher language marked an escalation in a bitter war of words between the world’s top two economies that has widened to include the global pandemic and media freedoms.A European Union document seen by Reuters said Russian media have deployed a “significant disinformation campaign” against the West to worsen the impact of the coronavirus, generate panic and sow distrust.US infections were closing in on 8,000, with the death toll climbing to at least 151. Millions of Americans were staying at home.In contrast, China, which has been the first country to lock down large swathes of its territory, was slowly coming back to life. Chinese scientists and health experts involved in the fight against the virus believed the worst was over, downplaying warnings that the disease could become seasonal or that a deadlier “second wave” could hit later in the year.They were wary, however, of new cases from overseas.New local transmissions in China fell to zero, while imported cases surged by a record, accounting for all 34 new cases on Wednesday.Germany, Iran and Spain reported over 12,000 cases each, while 12 other countries confirmed between 1,000-10,000 cases each. The virus has reached 172 countries and territories.Governments around the globe, from the United States and Britain to the emerging world have been criticized for acting too slowly to stop the spread.In Brazil, where President Jair Bolsonaro initially labeled the virus “a fantasy”, more members of the country’s political elite fell ill. On Wednesday night, housebound protesters banged pots and pans, shouting “Bolsonaro out!” from their windows.  The European Central Bank launched new bond purchases worth 750 billion euros ($817 billion) at an emergency meeting late on Wednesday, in a bid to prevent a deep recession that threatened to outdo the 2008-09 global financial crisis.”Extraordinary times require extraordinary action,” ECB President Christine Lagarde said, amid concerns that the strains from burgeoning crisis could eventually tear apart the euro zone as a single currency bloc.In the United States, the Federal Reserve rolled out its third emergency credit program in two days, aimed at keeping the $3.8 trillion money market mutual fund industry functioning if investors made rapid withdrawals.On Sunday, the Fed slashed interest rates to near zero and pledged hundreds of billions of dollars in asset purchases, while President Donald Trump’s administration drew up a $1 trillion stimulus and rescue proposal. World leaders raced to shore up panic-stricken global markets on Thursday, pouring liquidity into the financial system as investors everywhere dumped assets, switching to dollars in cash amid the escalating coronavirus pandemic.Policymakers in the United States, Europe and Asia resorted to emergency action as the pandemic left their economies virtually comatose, with quarantined consumers, broken supply chains, paralyzed transportation and depleted shops.There were almost 219,000 cases of coronavirus reported globally, including over 8,900 deaths linked to the virus. Over 20,000 of those cases were reported in the past 24 hours, a new daily record.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Breaking: Barcelona sack Valverde, appoint ex-Betis boss

first_imgBarcelona have confirmed the departure of head coach Ernesto Valverde and placed Quique Setien in charge.Valverde was pictured overseeing training on Monday ahead of meeting with Barca’s board. Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical6 Best 90’s Action Movies From Your Childhood8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our Future7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phone8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueThe Best Cars Of All TimeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes8 Best 1980s High Tech Gadgets The 3-2 defeat to Atletico Madrid in the Supercopa de Espana semi-final in Saudi Arabia on Thursday further cranked up the pressure, with Barca losing to Diego Simeone’s men despite having largely controlled the contest. The 55-year-old Valverde is the first coach Barca have dispensed with in the middle of a campaign since Louis van Gaal was sacked in January 2003 with the team sitting 12th in the standings. Barca legend Xavi was said to be among the front-runners to take the reins, the 2010 FIFA World Cup winner having met director of football Eric Abidal in Qatar on Friday. However, Xavi is reported to have told the club he was not interested in taking over until the end of the season. Setien will be presented on Tuesday before his first game against Granada at Camp Nou on Sunday. Setien coached Betis last season but left by mutual consent after leading the club to a 10th-place finish. read also:Barcelona make contact with Pochettino amid Velverde sack The former Atletico Madrid and Racing Santander player is known for his possession-based football and attacking gameplan, which suits the way Barcelona were known for playing during the Pep Guardiola era. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Following the conclusion of those discussions, Barca announced the end of Valverde’s two-and-a-half-year stint in charge at Camp Nou, with former Real Betis boss Setien replacing him on a contract until June 2022. “FC Barcelona and Ernesto Valverde have reached an agreement to terminate the contract that united both parties,” the statement announcing Valverde’s departure read. “The club publicly expresses its gratitude to Ernesto Valverde for his professionalism, his commitment, his dedication and his always positive treatment towards all that make up the Barca family. We wish him luck and success in the future.” Setien repalces Valverde despite the fact Barca are top of La Liga, ahead of second-placed Real Madrid on goal difference, and topped their UEFA Champions League group. They have been crowned league champions in each of the past two seasons and won the 2018 Copa del Rey. However, the former Athletic Bilbao boss has often found his position under scrutiny, particularly after Barca suffered shock Champions League eliminations by Roma in 2018 and Liverpool in 2019 after taking a three-goal lead in each tie.last_img read more

The Latest: Two Browns players put on COVID-19 list

first_imgFrench soccer club Guingamp said on Sunday that one of its staff members has tested positive for the coronavirus.The Brittany-based club said on Twitter that the squad’s activities were immediately suspended, and Guingamp is working with local health authorities on implementing the agreed protocol. Local newspaper Ouest-France reported earlier this week that a player at the second-tier side had also tested positive for the coronavirus.French clubs have resumed training and are playing friendly matches ahead of the new season.The second division starts on Aug. 22. The Latest: Two Browns players put on COVID-19 list Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Cleveland Browns running back Dontrell Hilliard and safety Jovante Moffatt were placed on the NFL’s reserve/COVID-19 list before training camp opened. Associated Press The team announced the moves on Sunday night. Cleveland’s veterans are scheduled to report Tuesday to the training facility in Berea, Ohio.illiard has played in 25 games for Cleveland since joining as an undrafted free agent in 2018. Last season, he rushed 49 yards with two touchdowns and led the team in kickoff return yardage (421).Moffatt signed as undrafted free agent out of Middle Tennessee State on May 5.The team said the reserve/COVID list is for players who have tested positive for coronavirus or are being “quarantined after having been in close contact with an infected person or persons.” The team is not permitted to comment further than the player’s roster status.___center_img Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman won’t travel with the team to the NHL’s Eastern Conference “secure zone” in Toronto because of a personal matter. General manager Julien BriseBois said Hedman will go from his home to the rink and back and avoid the general public in Florida this week before joining his teammates.Hedman will undergo coronavirus testing daily, which is the protocol players, coaches and staff must follow in Toronto and the Western Conference hub city of Edmonton, Alberta. He’s expected to be able to practice upon arrival and play in Tampa Bay’s first playoff game Aug. 3.“He came to me and asked if we could grant him a few more days in Tampa to tend to a personal matter, so we worked out a protocol for him to be able to do that,” BriseBois said. “We’re just delaying his arrival.”___ ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports July 26, 2020last_img read more