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iPhone Trade-In Program Comes To The UK
The rating actions follow the conclusion of the review of the UK’s sovereign ratings initiated on 22 March and resolve the Rating Watch Negative. The previous Negative Outlook on the UK’s sovereign ratings had been in place since 14 March 2012. KEY RATING DRIVERS The downgrade of the UK’s sovereign ratings primarily reflects a weaker economic and fiscal outlook and hence the upward revision to Fitch’s medium-term projections for UK budget deficits and government debt. Despite the loss of its ‘AAA’ status, the UK’s extremely strong credit profile is reflected in its ‘AA+’ rating and the Stable Outlook. – Fitch now forecasts that general government gross debt (GGGD) will peak at 101% of GDP in 2015-16 (equivalent to 86% of GDP for public sector net debt, PSND) and will only gradually decline from 2017-18. This compares with Fitch’s previous projection for GGGD peaking at 97% and declining from 2016-17 and the ‘AAA’ median of around 50%. – Fitch previously commented that failure to stabilise debt below 100% of GDP and place it on a firm downward path towards 90% of GDP over the medium term would likely trigger a rating downgrade. Despite the UK’s strong fiscal financing flexibility underpinned by its own currency with reserve currency status and the long average maturity of public debt, the fiscal space to absorb further adverse economic and financial shocks is no longer consistent with a ‘AAA’ rating. – Higher than previously projected budget deficits and debt primarily reflects the weak growth performance of the UK economy in recent years, partly due to headwinds of private and public sector deleveraging and the eurozone crisis. Fitch has revised down its forecast economic growth in 2013 and 2014 to 0.8% and 1.8%, respectively, from 1.5% and 2.0% at the time of the last review of the UK’s sovereign ratings in September 2012. The UK economy is not expected to reach its 2007 level of real GDP until 2014, underscoring the weakness of the economic recovery. – Despite significant progress in reducing public sector net borrowing (PSNB from a peak of 11.2% of GDP (GBP159bn) in 2009-10, the budget deficit remains 7.4% of GDP (excluding the effect of the transfer of Royal Mail pensions) and is not expected to fall below 6% of GDP and GBP100bn until the end of the current parliament term.
The other major donor to IFI is the European Union. Bilateral Economic Relations The United Kingdom is a member of the European Union and a major international trading power. The United Kingdom is one of the largest markets for U.S. goods exports and one of the largest suppliers of U.S. imports. The United States and the United Kingdom share the world’s largest bilateral foreign direct investment partnerships. The United Kingdom is a large source of foreign tourists visiting the United States. It participates in the Visa Waiver Program, which allows nationals of participating countries to travel to the United States for certain business or tourism purposes for stays of 90 days or less without obtaining a visa. The United Kingdom’s Membership in International Organizations The United Kingdom and the United States belong to a number of the same international organizations, including the United Nations, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, G-20, G-8, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, and World Trade Organization. The United Kingdom also is an observer to the Organization of American States. Bilateral Representation The U.S.
The official trade-in program from Apple will allow you to exchange your old iPhone model for one of the new iPhone models (iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C) at a discounted price. After its launch in the United States in August, Apple said the program will launch in the United Kingdom later this year. The trade-in program is now launched in the United Kingdom, though odds are you wont want to use it. Apple offers up to 175 for your old iPhone model in its official stores from the United Kingdom. In US stores, Apple will give you up to $250 for your older iPhone model. The trade-in is available to customers that own an iPhone model not older than the iPhone 3G and it allows them to trade their old iPhone model and receive a gift card with the value of the trade-in; customers can afterwards use this gift card for purchasing a new iPhone model. The newly bought iPhone model must be activated in store. An online version of the trade-in program was released in the United Kingdom last year, and it is based on a different recycling firm. The official trade-in program from Apple might appeal especially to those customers that dont want to deal with private sales, but want to buy the high end iPhone 5S for a little less money. As you may suspect, the smartphone market in the United Kingdom is very different than the smartphone market in the United States. For example, in the United Kingdom you can opt for either a contract that includes a subsidized smartphone and you will pay close to the US prices for both; or you can choose to buy the smartphone at full retail price and take advantage of a very cheap SIM only contract. The cheapest option will be to buy an outright purchase with a cheap monthly contract, but this option is only available to people that can afford the initial expenditure. In the United Kingdom, iPhone 5S full retail price starts at 549 (around $876) for the 16 GB iPhone 5S and gets to 709 (around $1133) for the 64 GB iPhone 5S. A SIM only contract (that includes unlimited calls, texts and data) in the United Kingdom, can be purchased for up to 15 20 ($24 $32) per month.
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(text) France’s highest court ruled on Friday that the country’s mayors cannot refuse to officiate at same-sex marriages , rejecting a bid by a group of mayors who claimed gay marriage went against their moral or religious beliefs. The Constitutional Council’s ruling followed an appeal by mayors and registrars opposed to Frances controversial bill legalising same-sex marriages, which came into effect in May this year. FRANCE In pictures: Paris Pride parade toasts gay marriage They argued that the same-sex marriage bill should have included a freedom of conscience clause, giving officiators the right not to carry out same-sex marriages if it conflicts with their personal religious or moral beliefs. The lack of such a clause in the bill goes against the French constitution, they claim. But the Council, Frances highest legal authority, rejected this argument in its ruling on Friday morning. The Council judged that, in view of the functions of a state official in the officiating of a marriage, the legislation does not violate their freedom of conscience, the Council said in a statement. A political decision Jean-Michel Colo , the Mayor of Arcangues in southwest France who hit headlines in June when he became the first official to refuse to marry a gay couple, denounced the Councils decision. The Constitutional Council has been manipulated by politics. It is a political decision, he told AFP. Colo said that the group of mayors would now take their case to the European Court of Human Rights. Meanwhile, the group Manif Pour Tous, which has been at the forefront of protests against the legalisation of same-sex marriage, said it supports all the mayors who courageously dare to assert their right to freedom of conscience. The organisation says a petition it launched in defence of the right of mayors not to officiate at gay weddings has collected more than 80,000 signatures. In France, marriages can only be made official by state authorities, though many couples also celebrate religious weddings.
Fitch Affirms Ile-de-France at ‘AA+’; Outlook Stable
The story has since become more complicated, with the father admitting that he lied in his asylum application when he said the entire family fled Kosovo, where they were persecuted for being Roma, or Gypsies. Leonarda, and most of her siblings, were born in Italy, though they do not have Italian citizenship. A government report published Saturday found that the police followed the law, although the report said they didn’t seem to realize the sensitivity of what they were doing. But apparently fearing that conclusion wouldn’t put the issue to rest, Hollande went on national television Saturday to walk the line between maintaining a tough stance on illegal immigrants and showing compassion for girl caught up in the storm. He said Leonarda, considering the circumstances of her detention, could come back to France to go to school, if she wishes. But only she can come back. In Mitrovica, Kosovo, where the family is now living, Leonarda told reporters she would not come back without her family. Her father threatened to return to France, even if it was illegal. “Mr. Hollande has no heart for my family? He has no pity?” Leonarda asked, in an emotional scene in front of cameras. She had earlier said that she was deeply ashamed when the police took her away in front of her classmates. Hollande also said local authorities would be told that, from now on, no such detentions can happen while children are in the care of their schools, whether inside the building, at the exit, on a bus or in after-school activities. Although polls show that the majority of French people don’t think the family should be allowed to return to France, the case has threatened to destabilize the Hollande government.
And while France is party to international treaties on forced evictions, in French law forced evictions are not prohibited, according to Amnesty International. According to guidelines that Mr. Hollande’s government issued last year, French authorities are supposed to notify residents of evictions within three months of a judicial ruling on whether a camp is illegal, and put in place a plan for suitable housing alternatives where possible. But human rights groups say that is not happening. And tensions have intensified with the approach of the new year, when two major legal obstacles facing Roma in France are set to fall. First, Romania and Bulgaria are set to become part of Europe’s passport-free Schengen Area. Although France says the two countries aren’t ready yet, their joining of Schengen will allow Romanians and Bulgarians, including the Roma, to travel freely through the area including France without a passport. In addition, French law currently requires Bulgarians and Romanians have a work or study visa to be allowed to stay in the country indefinitely. But those requirements are set to expire in January as well, opening the door to Roma to live and work in France without permission. Integration? The potential arrival of thousands or more of Bulgarian and Romanian Roma has fueled concerns like those of Mr. Valls, whose comments generated an outcry in France, even from some in his own government. Le Monde, the countrys newspaper of record, took a particularly hard stand, saying he left the debate exactly where the right wing had put it” by saying that only a few families manage to integrate in French society. Valls has also been criticized outside French borders, notably by Viviane Reding, the vice president of the European Commission, who says France is violating EU rules on free circulation and that it could face sanctions.
Hollande says expelled 15-year-old can come back to school in France, but with her family
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Airbnb also got behind the petition on Monday by sending out an e-mail to its thousands of New York members. “The New York attorney general has subpoenaed the records of almost all of our New York hosts,” Airbnb’s global head of community Douglas Atkin wrote in the e-mail. “We are fighting the subpoena with all we’ve got, but poorly written laws make for even worse enforcement, and unless you help to stop it once and for all, the laws may never get better and New Yorkers will continue to suffer.” The debacle between New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Airbnb has been ongoing over the past year, but it got heated when Schneiderman filed a subpoena earlier this month. The subpoena requests three years’ worth of data on thousands of Airbnb New York hosts. Airbnb has said that it has 225,000 community members in New York. The Attorney General’s office is specifically looking for data on 15,000 hosts — it’s unclear if this includes almost all of Airbnb’s New York hosts. While Airbnb has said that it will cooperate with New York’s lawmakers to root out illegal hotel operators and slumlords, it also filed a motion last week stating the subpoena was “unreasonably broad” and it won’t turn over sweeping amounts of information on hosts who have done no wrong. Schneiderman’s subpoena is based on a 2011 New York state law that makes it illegal for New York residents to rent out a property for less than 29 days. The law is meant to protect renters, so that slumlords don’t force them to leave to make a quick buck on unlicensed hotels and short-term stays. After the petition popped up and Airbnb sent out its e-mail to New York members on Monday, a spokesman from Schneiderman’s office accused the service of fear mongering, according to the Wall Street Journal . Airbnb is “scaring and misleading thousands of well-intentioned New Yorkers and sending lobbyists to Albany to create legal loopholes,” spokesman Matt Mittenthal told the Journal. Airbnb and the New York Attorney General’s office did not immediately respond to CNET’s request for comment. This article originally appeared on CNET .
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Miller asked Rodriguez, “How hard has this been going through this, especially with all the attention?” Rodriguez said, “It has been difficult, but I can only take it one day at a time from now on.” Rodriguez is now the second New York City undercover officer to come forward to say he was riding with the group that was involved in the assault. Just last week, the first undercover New York City detective who came forward was charged with assault, riot and criminal mischief after investigators said he lied about his role in the attack on the SUV. The lawyer for Rodriguez says his client’s story checks out. Miller asked, “What you told him was you weren’t there for any assault, you weren’t part of any assault, you didn’t even witness any assault?” Bonanno interrupted, saying, “John, with all due respect, I’m gonna stop you right there.” Bonanno says his client had fallen to the rear of the pack of motorcycles and that he didn’t see the confrontation where the SUV was surrounded by motorcycles and drove over two of them to escape. Rodriguez reportedly told investigators he took a different exit off the highway to visit his grandfather in a nursing home, so he was never even on the street where the final assault took place. Bonanno said, “Police Officer Matt Rodriguez voluntarily presented himself to the Manhattan district attorney’s office to answer any and all questions and concerns the had regarding his alleged involvement of the incidents of September 29th. It appears hat the district attorney’s office will discover, as we have known from day one, that there are no acts of criminality on behalf of Matthew Rodriguez.” Asked how it felt to sit down with investigators and get his story out, Rodriguez said, “I was just glad to be given the opportunity to actually say my piece.” Miller asked Bonanno, “Is it appropriate for police officers to be part of some motorcycle gang?” “Number one, this is not a motorcycle gang,” Bonanno said. “Frontline Soldiers was a small group of law enforcement individuals and former veterans. NYPD itself has a motorcycle club, so he was part of an organization of other law enforcement individuals that he thought was involved in charitable organizations and charitable things.” Miller added on “CBS This Morning” that Rodriguez has not been suspended or put on modified assignment, which is assigned to desk duty without a badge or a gun, but prosecutors do have other questions for him, including what contact he did or didn’t have with other officers before, during and after the assault. And the police department, in their internal investigation, will also want to know why he waited as long as he did to come forward when the investigation was highly publicized. For more on this case, watch John Miller’s full report above. 2013 CBS Interactive Inc.
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An agreement-in-principle is expected to be concluded Friday by Harper and European Commissioner Jose Manuel Barroso. Yves Leduc, director of international trade for the Dairy Farmers of Canada, said he’s been told by a Canadian government official that an agreement in principle has been reached and that the European Union’s 28 members and Canada’s 10 provinces have to approve it. Canada has agreed to permit a doubling of the EU quota on cheese exports to Canada in exchange for greater access for Canadian beef and pork producers. Leduc said Canada’s cheese industry is angry because it threatens the fine cheese market in Canada. “For the dairy farmers of Canada this is a deal that is unacceptable. We’re more than disappointed,” Leduc said. “It will allow significant access of high quality or fine cheeses into Canada, a segment that is supplied by the smaller or medium size cheese factories in Canada.” Harper has said that a free trade deal between his country and the European Union could help the EU establish a beachhead as they embark on separate free trade talks with the U.S. If a U.S.-EU trade deal is reached, it could be the world’s largest free trade pact. Canada hopes to diversify Canada’s trade away from the U.S., the country’s largest trading partner. Canada’s finance minister has said despite Europe’s struggles, Canada remains very interested because the EU is still the largest market in the world in terms of the size of its middle class. The Canada-EU deal would make it easier for Canadian companies to invest in, and sell to, the 17-member EU with its 500 million consumers. In 2012, Canada was the EU’s 12th most important trading partner, accounting for 1.8 percent of the EU’s external trade.
Canada reimposed visa requirements for Czech citizens in 2007 because of concerns over an excessive number of asylum seekers. Canada’s Ambassador to Prague, Otto, Jelinek, said his government wants to re-establish visa-free status “in the earliest possible term.” EU trade spokesman John Clancy said in an e-mail that the European Union and Canada hope to conclude the free trade deal in the “coming days.” Harper’s office said he was headed to Brussels with the hope of concluding a deal. He will meet with the president of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso. Yves Leduc, director of international trade for the Dairy Farmers of Canada, said he’s been told by a Canadian government official that an agreement in principle has been reached and that the European Union’s 28 members and Canada’s 10 provinces have to approve it. Canada has agreed to permit a doubling of the EU quota on cheese exports to Canada in exchange for greater access for Canadian beef and pork producers. Leduc said Canada’s cheese industry is angry because it threatens the fine cheese market in Canada. “For the dairy farmers of Canada this is a deal that is unacceptable. We’re more than disappointed,” Leduc said. “It will allow significant access of high quality or fine cheeses into Canada, a segment that is supplied by the smaller or medium size cheese factories in Canada.” Harper has said that a free trade deal between his country and the European Union could help the EU establish a beachhead as the bloc embark on separate free trade talks with the U.S. If a U.S.-EU trade deal is reached, it could be the world’s largest free trade pact. Canada hopes to become less reliant on the U.S., the country’s largest trading partner. In 2012, Canada was the EU’s 12th most important trading partner, accounting for 1.8 percent of the EU’s external trade. The EU was Canada’s second biggest partner with about 9.5 percent of external trade.
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Tracey Emin’s Bed Sells for Record $778,900 in London
It sold for 3.6 million pounds with fees to a telephone bidder. The unidentified seller had bought the work at auction for just 32,900 pounds in 2002. Sothebys sale raised 21.5 million pounds from 47 lots, 81 percent of which were successful. The presale estimate was 22.7 million pounds to 32.3 million pounds. The previous evening at Sothebys, while Phillips was holding its own contemporary sale, 1.3 million pounds was raised for the Mimi Foundation, a charity founded by the Swiss collector Myriam Ullens. The most successful of the eight works donated by contemporary artists was Yan Pei-Mings Portrait of H.R.H. the Prince of Wales. This first-ever painting of the U.K. royal by a Chinese artist sold for 302,500 pounds. Proceeds will be divided between the Mimi Foundation and the Princes Drawing School, said Sothebys. Muse highlights include the New York and London weekend guides , Scott Reyburn on the art market, Lewis Lapham on history, Jeremy Gerard on U.S. theater and Amanda Gordons Scene Last Night. To contact the writer on the story: Scott Reyburn in London at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Als receiver London takes demotion in stride
STORY HIGHLIGHTS Keepers “heartbroken” as tiger cub found dead in enclosure at London Zoo Newborn animal believed to have drowned in pond after mother carried it outside Three-week-old cub was first Sumatran tiger to be born at zoo in 17 years London (CNN) — Keepers at London Zoo are “distraught” after a newborn tiger cub — the first Sumatran tiger born there for 17 years — drowned in a pool at its enclosure. The animal was born to five-year-old first-time-mom Melati just three weeks ago, and its arrival was greeted with huge excitement and celebration at the zoo, where experts were “over-the-moon” about the birth. But on Saturday, keepers raised the alarm when they could no longer see the young tiger on cameras inside its den; a search of the enclosure revealed the animal’s body. It is thought Melati carried the cub out into the paddock area of the zoo’s “Tiger Territory,” where it fell into the pond and drowned. Meet the newest resident at London Zoo Animals weighing in at London Zoo Wanted: Female for last surviving fish “We’re heartbroken by what’s happened,” said London Zoo’s Malcolm Fitzpatrick. Melati is said to be a very nervous tiger who prefers routine, and experts at the zoo had opted to allow her full access to the whole enclosure fearing that any changes to her environment might cause her to injure or abandon her cub. “At the time we thought it was in the best interests of Melati and her cub to allow her continued access to the full enclosure as normal,” Fitzpatrick said. “We didn’t want to put her on edge by changing her surroundings or routines, in case she abandoned or attacked the cub.” London Zoo is to carry out a full review of the circumstances which led to the cub’s death. “We would do anything to turn back the clock, and nobody could be more upset about what’s happened than the keepers who work with the tigers every day,” said Fitzpatrick. They are devoted to those tigers and are distraught.” The zoo had kept Melati’s pregnancy a secret for about 105 days before her cub was born on September 22. Hidden cameras were installed in her enclosure to keep watch over her throughout, and the speedy birth, which lasted just six minutes, was also caught on video.
aWhether itas next week, tomorrow, in three weeks or the playoffs, Iam going to be ready to be accountable.a London continues to deny his rehabilitated kneeas causing him problems. He continues to deny he has lost any speed. And yet, he hasnat developed rhythm or chemistry with any of Montrealas quarterbacks. aThis year has been mentally and physically exhausting,a he said. aI got thrown three catchable balls (against Winnipeg). One was pass interference. The other two could have been touchdowns. I make that play, Iam not in this situation right now. Iam getting praise and not demoted. aSometime, before the end of this year, Iam going to make a huge play for this team,a London promised. aEverything can be erased then. Itas about putting myself back in the position to make that play – the play thatas in my dreams, in my head.a Meanwhile, former Heisman Trophy winner Troy Smith continued taking first-team reps on Thursday, providing further proof he should start at quarterback against the Ticats. What will be determined only on Sunday is whether this disrupts the Alsa continuity and stability on offence – not that theyave exactly been world-beaters with the ball. aWeave been in this situation, where weave run two quarterbacks during a game,a said receiver Arland Bruce. aTroyas a different type of quarterback – one I donat think the league has seen.
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Marc USA taps Jerry Thompson to expand PR practice
Clint Dempsey Jamie Sabau/Getty Images Klinsmann shocked a large portion of U.S. fans ahead of their game with Panama when he announced that Dempsey isnt guaranteed of a spot in Brazil, but it is impossible to envision a U.S. team without the 30-year-old in the side. #USMNT captain Clint Dempsey isn’t guaranteed a spot on the 2014 World Cup team, coach Jurgen Klinsmann says. SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 15, 2013 The versatile attacking midfielder has made over 100 appearances for his country and scored 12 goals since the start of 2012. Dempsey, who impressed at Fulham before joining Tottenham at the start of the 2012 season, is the type of headline-grabbing performer that the U.S. need in Brazil. He scored in both the 2006 and 2010 World Cups and is one of the few players in the U.S. side with the ability to turn a game with a single moment of brilliance. Jermaine Jones Jamie Sabau/Getty Images Schalkes Jermaine Jones is one of just two U.S. playersalong with Anderlechts Sacha Kljestancompeting in the Champions League this year. The German-born American missed out on his countrys last two games after picking up a knee injury and, while it had been reportedper Sky Sports that Jones was set to undergo surgery, the 31-year-old refuted these claims on twitter: On my way to training soon!! Surgery ?? No… Schalke 04 is more important atm!!
Thompson is joining the ad agency in the newly-created position of executive vice president, director of public relations. Thompson most recently was at Ketchum Public Relations, where he led Ketchum Energy, the agency’s global energy industry consulting group. Thompson’s background in the energy and tech sectors was a factor in Marc USA’s decision to bring him on board. Marc USA CEO Michele Fabrizi said Thompson’s “deep experience” in these areas would help the ad agency expand in those categories. Thompson said his decision to move to Marc USA was based, at least in part, on the agency having “fully broken down the marketing discipline silos to provide clients with seamless solutions across all channels,” Added Thompson: “Clients want and need to take advantage of the full range of earned, owned, shared and paid media.” Over the course of his career, Thompson has counseled a range of clients, including FedEx, Delta Air Lines, Georgia-Pacific, Alcoa and Heinz. Thompson hold a B.S. in communication and journalism from Indiana State University. Marc USA has offices in Chicago, Pittsburgh and Miami, and employs more than 200 people. The agency’s annual billings are in excess of $320 million. Related links:
His low cross was deflected back into Zusis path for the hometown hero to slip past goalkeeper Duwayne Kerr. Some four minutes later, a Jamaican clearance rolled right into the feet of the streaking substitute left back Edgar Castillo, who calmly picked out the wide-open Altidore in front of goal, who doubled the score. That was really all the good news for the Americans on the night though. Bereft of several regulars like wide player Fabian Johnson, central defender Omar Gonzalez and forward Eddie Johnson, not to mention orchestrators Michael Bradley and Clint Dempsey, head coach Jurgen Klinsmann had hoped that the drop-off to their replacements would be small. Hed been hammering home the importance of depth and competition for positions for his two years and change in charge, after all. RED, WHITE AND BLUE USA supporters steal the show in win over Jamaica in Kansas City. But Mix Diskerud wasnt able to replicate Bradleys distribution, nor could he establish much of a partnership with Jermaine Jones in central midfield. Ahead of them, Johannsson didnt mesh with a mostly underwhelming Altidore either. With little traffic flowing through Landon Donovan or Bedoya on the wings, the attack lacked the necessary sting to push through an athletic Jamaican side and forge the requisite chances. They probably werent helped any by the flat 4-4-2 formation Klinsmann reintroduced after shelving it quite some time ago. And the high playmaker — typically Dempsey — in the customary 4-5-1 lineup was much missed. The backs hadnt the room to overlap with the wingers ahead of them staying wider, rather than coming underneath to support the lone striker. It was, simply put, a failure. After initially being pinned back by the Reggae Boyz, whose speed far exceeded their skill, the Americans found room to play higher upfield. But they had little use for that freedom.
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USA Truck Announces Significantly Improved Operating Results on 13.5% Revenue Growth
The USA players are going to want to defend this well, because if Jamaica score then well have to start trying. 45 – Evans is down possibly from boredom? Half time: 0-0. Well, we wanted this match to be meaningless, and it is. This is still better than needing a result; Im sure Mexico would rather have a leisurely run-out than their nail-biting, sphincter-clenching match with Panama. 46 – Zusi comes in for Donovan. Donovan was underwhelming in the first half, but so was everyone else. I think Klinsmann pulled Donovan to show everyone that they have to perform. 50 – While were waiting for something to happen here, lets look at what happened in World Cup qualifying elsewhere. News flash: Germany have qualified. So have the Swiss, perennial contenders for most boring team of the tournament. Belgium are in, a team with about 15 world-class players that will still be referred to as a dark horse. England got the job done against Montenegro, so you can flip the English Journalistic Hyperbole Switch to optimism. Hey: Remember the 90s? Colombia does: Theyre in. And worth noting: Iceland home of Aaron Johansson, Bjork, and about 30 other people are in a good position to make the UEFA playoffs and possibly qualify for their first World Cup ever.
ZTE USA Announces Industry-Leading Protection Plan for Newly-Released Grand S and nubia 5 Smartphones
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The lines were set up too far apart and lacked cohesion or connection with one another. Sloppy on the ball, the attack lacked punch. The Americans mostly looked insipid and uninspired, leaving no real positive imprint on anybodys memory. A game that was slow and static and stale, that was the impression that will linger in the mind. From the looks of it, the intensity Klinsmann had hoped to retain has long since faded. The urgency simply wasnt there. As it turns out, there is no replicating the pressure to qualify for the World Cup artificially, once its been secured. HEAR US OUT! FOX Soccer’s Blog offers unique coverage of the world game. Join us. Little was learned with an eye towards next summer. No understudy made a real case for a more prominent role at the World Cup.
They are available to purchase and ship today via Amazon as well as other online retailers. ZTE is proud to lead our industry in offering a step up in worry-free phone experiences, said Lixin Cheng, Chairman and CEO, ZTE USA. In addition to equipping consumers with an affordable premium phone experience, we are now also able to offer the ultimate in peace of mind and purchasing confidence with the extended protection plan ZTE is offering with the purchase of a nubia 5 or Grand S. When a consumer encounters an out-of-warranty condition to their device such as broken LCD or liquid damage the consumer can make a claim to the program by paying no more than a $79.99 deductible per occurrence at time of claim depending on the issue. The plan allows for both multiple claims, and is in addition to the existing ZTE Consumer Limited Warranty, which covers manufacturer defects through 12 months from the date of purchase. The award-winning Grand S is a beautifully-crafted smartphone, and is ZTEs slimmest smartphone available in the United States. The nubia 5 is a high-end smartphone packing advanced photography capabilities, entertainment and performance into an approachable industrial profile. Both the nubia 5 and Grand S were announced in early October. For more information, visit www.zteusa.com . About ZTE USA ZTE USA ( http://www.zteusa.com/ ), a subsidiary of ZTE Corporation, is a leading global provider of mobile handsets, telecommunications equipment and network solutions. Operating since 1998, ZTE USA is dedicated to making cost-efficient, quality communications technology accessible to all. The company provides a magnitude of devices to every major US-based carrier generating over $16 billion worth of business for U.S.-based companies and devotes more than 10 percent of its revenue to R&D. ZTE USA is headquartered in Richardson, TX and operates 11 Sales Offices, 5 R&D centers and 1 Distribution Center.
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President Barack Obama signed into law a measure ending the 16-day U.S. government shutdown and extending the nations borrowing authority until early next year. The Micex advanced 3.4 percent this month amid optimism a deal would be struck. Crude fell 0.6 percent to $101.73 a barrel in New York . Many investors expected the U.S. government to come to a resolution and hence were buying riskier assets, like Russia, Vadim Bit-Avragim, who helps manage about $4.4 billion at Kapital Asset Management in Moscow, said by phone. And once the decision was made, many decided to fix profits after the rally. At the same time, the U.S. agreement will have to be revisited soon, which creates uncertainty. We may see an extended drop in the oil price now. Severstal sank 0.8 percent to $9.185 in London after reporting total steel-product sales in the third quarter fell 4 percent from the previous three-month period. Bull Market Surgutneftegas tumbled 1.9 percent to $9.03 in London while Gazprom dropped 1.1 percent to $9.695.
In Russia, New HIV Strain Spreading Rapidly
Investors had already pre-empted a resolution, so todays move is taking profits after the fact, Koon Chow , head of emerging-market strategy at Barclays Plc in London, said by e-mail. The premium investors demand to own developing-country debt over U.S. Treasuries rose two basis points, or 0.02 percentage point, to 319, according to JPMorgan Chase & Co. indexes. Russian Stocks The measure to end the U.S. fiscal impasse between the Obama administration and Republicans in Congress was passed by wide margins in the House and Senate last night. Three out of 10 industry groups rose in the MSCI Emerging Markets Index today, while the gauge of energy shares declined 0.2 percent, paring this months gain to 4.4 percent. Gazprom, Russias biggest natural-gas producer, lost as much as 2.2 percent in Moscow, its first drop in three days. The company reduced its production plan for the Bovanenkovo field this year, Vedomosti newspaper reported today, citing an unidentified company official. The move would lower the amount of tax breaks for Gazprom and may lead to pressure on the stock, OAO Gazprombanks Moscow-based analyst Ivan Khromushin said in an e-mailed note. Crude oil fell 0.6 percent in New York after rising the most in a week amid increasing crude stockpiles in the U.S.
Russia: Court Decides Not to Imprison Navalny
The court, therefore, suspended Navalny’s five-year prison sentence but upheld his conviction for theft, which prevents him from running in future elections. Navalny’s flare for catchy slogans and rousing speeches made him a powerful voice in the demonstrations against President Vladimir Putin during the winter of 2011-12. The protest movement has since fizzled, however, and Navalny himself has indicated that it’s time to find new tactics. With no chance to run for office himself, Navalny will have to find other ways to channel his political energy and preserve the unprecedented grassroots network that galvanized Muscovites in the Sept. 8 mayoral election. Navalny was convicted of embezzlement and sentenced to five years in prison on July 18, but he was released the next day in what some considered a ploy to make the Moscow mayoral race, where he was registered as a candidate, look as competitive as possible. He garnered an unexpected 27 percent of the vote against the Kremlin-backed incumbent. His growing public profile has made it increasingly risky for the Kremlin to put him behind bars. Navalny lambasted the trial, saying the original sentence had been handed down “on instructions from Moscow” and that the “political motivation of this case is absolutely clear.” The charges against him date back to when he worked as an unpaid adviser to the provincial governor in Kirov. Prosecutors said he was part of a group that in 2009 embezzled 16 million rubles ($500,000) worth of timber from the state-owned company Kirovles. He has denied the charges. The defense said a company run by Pyotr Ofitserov Navalny’s co-defendant, who also was given a suspended sentence of five years bought the timber for 14 million rubles and sold it for 16 million rubles in a regular commercial transaction.
It keeps getting worse. Scientists in Siberia just found a new and more viral strain of HIV and said it was spreading fast. Its the 1980s in Russia. A scientific research center in Siberia said Wednesday that it discovered a new strain of HIV the virus that causes AIDS and that it is spreading throughout Russia at a rapid rate, RIA Novosti newswire reported today. The subtype was detected in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk in 2006 and now accounts for more than 50% of new HIV infections in the region, Novosibirsks Koltsovo science city said in a statement. The number of HIV-positive people living in the Novosibirsk Region has leaped from about 2,000 in 2007 up to 15,000 in 2012, according to Russias Federal AIDS Center. Natalya Gashnikova, head of the retroviruses department at the Vektor state biotechnology research center at Koltsovo said this might be the worst HIV strain in Russia. RIA reported her saying that the virus spreads much faster than Russias current leading HIV strain. This new strain is not limited Siberia. It has also been found in patient lab tests in Chechnya, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan, the institute said. According to the United Nations, Eastern Europe and Central Asia are the only regions in the world where the HIV infection is on the rise. Fifty-two percent of the HIV-positive people that live across that area are in Russia. The World Bank estimates that in 2020, Russia will lose 20,000 people per month to AIDS.
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Udon is Japanese food, not Chinese food. Later in the video, Gold and her friends dance around a barbecue. The dancers are made up to resemble geisha and theyre wearing kimonos; geisha and kimonos are Japanese, not Chinese. At one point, Gold and the panda play Monopoly, and the camera zooms in on Oriental Avenue. Oh, and theres a gong at the end. Screenshot from Chinese Food The fact that many Chinese restaurants in America serve foods from more than one Asian country will probably be used in a defense of the video, but thats a straw-man argument. Chinese Food is not racist because it depicts pan-Asian cuisine; its racist because it lazily traffics in racial stereotypes and paints over the distinctions between vastly different Asian cultures with the same its all Chinese to me! brush. Its difficult to tell whether Wilson understands that the song he wrote deals in harmful misinformation, but judging by his earnest responses to Rebecca Blacks success, its likely thats not the case. Chinese Food is another example of the kind of cultural tribute thats harmful even when it lacks malicious intent the reason many Americans still dont understand why, for example, the song What Made the Red Man Red from Peter Pan is racist, or why calling Washington D.C.s NFL team the Redskins is not okay. Theyre not explicitly hateful, of course, or even vicious, but they are ignorant and diminishing towards huge swathes of people, reinforcing ideas about them that are vastly overgeneralized and demeaning. A communication breakdown still exists in the space between the celebration of multiculturalism and the commitment of hate crimes, a space where people mean well and certainly dont consider themselves racist, but still obliviously inflict damage and then refuse to acknowledge its existence or impact. Yesterday, Gawkers Cord Jefferson wrote a thoughtful article that explained how racism exists not just in overtly hateful thoughts and comments, but in the framework of plausible deniability that builds up around racism and how insane that plausible deniability can make people feel. Like those terrible Asian schoolgirl jokes on Seth MacFarlanes new sitcom Dads, Chinese Food can attempt to hide behind the post-racial America argument, the one that says that its okay to exploit stereotypes because they cant do us any harm, not anymore but it will fail.
I was a charity runner. I finished though I wouldn’t call it running. I participated and completed the course in over 6 hours, which gave me a long time to think about a lot of things. Change of fortunes, hourly jobs that take up more time than they really pay, a really low fitness level, all those factors contributed to my thinking in mid-August that I needed an exercise intervention and I decided to enter the 2013 Chicago marathon for Best Buddies Illinois , a fantastic charity supporting people with disabilities in entering the workforce, that a friend of mine was involved with. As I finished, I was surrounded by plenty of people at the back of the pack and I even managed to arrive while Goose Island was still serving beer. A beer never tastes better than at the end of a marathon or long endurance event. Thank you Goose Island! On the course, given my slow pace I saw a lot. I saw Emily go by with 10 nametags pinned to her back of people she was running for a cure for. I started to think about one of the reasons that I am involved in sustainable food, Edible Chicago magazine, the online site The Local Beet , was with the hope that as people get more aware of the food they are eating and where it comes from, perhaps fewer people will come down with cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, many of the disease charities that runners were in the race for. All these charities are focused on raising money for a “cure” but the power of real, well grown vegetables from good seeds with their antioxidants and nutrients is an integral part of making your body stronger to prevent these diseases.