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Oisin Murphy confirmed as champion jockey once more | Racing News

first_imgHowever, the Jim Goldie-trained eight-year-old could manage only sixth place, forcing Buick to admit defeat in his gallant pursuit of a first jockeys’ championship. Oisin Murphy will officially be crowned Britain’s champion Flat jockey for a second time at Doncaster on Saturday after William Buick’s faint hopes of lifting the crown ended at Newcastle on Friday evening.Reigning champion Murphy signed off for the season with a double at Southwell on Tuesday to take his tally for the campaign to 142, after which he headed for Kentucky to ride The Lir Jet and Kameko at the Breeders’ Cup.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –center_img Buick closed the gap to nine with a winner at Kempton on Wednesday and a double at the same venue on Thursday – but his championship ambitions were dealt a major blow after Thursday’s card was abandoned after three races due to fog, meaning Buick missed four rides.With seven booked rides on the final afternoon at Doncaster on Saturday, Buick needed to steer home at least two winners from four mounts at Newcastle to keep the title race alive.After finishing fourth aboard Mustarrid in the first race and second on Frow in division one of the seven-furlong handicap, Buick was relying on Strong Steps to win division two to make a title win mathematically possible.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Mnuchin predicts US economic ‘bounce back’ as pandemic spending rises

first_img‘Grave situation’ “Make no mistake, it’s a really grave situation,” he said on ABC’s “This Week.””This is the biggest negative shock that our economy, I think, has ever seen. We’re going to be looking at an unemployment rate that approaches rates that we saw during the Great Depression.”Hassett said debt levels have reached a point where “it can be a long-term negative for growth,” and should be dealt with along with short-term stimulus in the next phase of legislative action.”Again, you have to understand that this is an unprecedented shock to the economy, that we’re going to be looking at second-quarter negative GDP growth that’s probably north of minus 15, minus 20 percent.”It’s the biggest negative shock that we’ve seen since the Second World War, and with that kind of emergency, the good news is we’ve got this bipartisan action, this build-a-bridge-to-the-other-side, but there’s still going to be a heck of a lot of other problems that pop up.” US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin insisted Sunday the US economy will come roaring back even amid warnings from another White House adviser of longer-term impacts of the coronavirus pandemic’s unprecedented shock to the economy.Mnuchin’s upbeat assessment came amid skyrocketing unemployment figures and forecasts predicting a deep contraction in economic activity this year.In an interview with “Fox News Sunday,” Mnuchin defended the soaring deficit spending as key to reviving the economy, even amid rising signs of Republican pushback in Congress. In a related aside, he said the administration was considering loans to troubled energy companies, but insisted there would be no shareholder bailouts.”I think as we begin to reopen the economy in May and June you’re going to see the economy really bounce back in July, August, September,” he said.”And we are putting in an unprecedented amount of fiscal relief into the economy. You’re seeing trillions of dollars that’s making its way into the economy, and I think this is going to have a significant impact.”Congress this week passed a new $483 billion economic relief bill, adding to the massive $2.2 trillion emergency package passed in mid-March. Another big package, this one for struggling state and local governments, is under discussion.But resistance to more spending appears to be growing among some Republicans, exemplified by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s suggestion this week that it would be preferable for states to file for bankruptcy.McConnell’s comments were angrily denounced by Democratic and some Republican governors, and have so far not been echoed by the White House.”As I’ve said, this is a war. We’ll win this war,” Mnuchin said. “If we need to spend more money we will, and we’ll only do it with bipartisan support.”The secretary brushed off concerns that the national debt is expected to exceed GDP this year.”We’re going to need to look at, over time, how we deal with that issue,” he said. “But right now we’re in a war and we have to protect American workers and American business. And we’re going to do whatever we need to take to do that.”White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett, however, warned in a separate television appearance that the impact of the pandemic has been so severe, with some 26 million people filing for unemployment benefits so far, that it could have long-term effects. Topics :last_img read more

UN, Britain to co-host climate summit on December 12

first_imgThe United Nations and Britain said Wednesday they would co-host a global climate summit on December 12, the fifth anniversary of the landmark Paris Agreement.The announcement came days after Chinese President Xi Jinping told the UN that the world’s largest greenhouse gas polluter would peak emissions in 2030 and attempt to go carbon neutral by 2060, a move hailed by environmentalists.”We have champions and solutions all around us, in every city, corporation and country,” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said. “But the climate emergency is fully upon us, and we have no time to waste. The answer to our existential crisis is swift, decisive, scaled up action and solidarity among nations.”Guterres and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson were to address the issue at a climate roundtable meeting on Thursday.Johnson, who will speak via video link, was expected to say: “As the world continues to deal with coronavirus we must look ahead to how we will rebuild, and how we can seize the opportunity to build back better.”The UK will lead by example, keeping the environment on the global agenda and serving as a launch pad for a global green industrial revolution,” he was to say, according to a government statement. The world remains off-track to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius by the end of the century, which scientists say is crucial to prevent runaway warming that would leave vast swathes of the planet inhospitable to life.Guterres and Johnson will convene “global leaders… to rally much greater climate action and ambition,” the statement said.National governments will be invited to present more ambitious and high-quality climate plans at the summit, which would involve government leaders, as well as the private sector and civil society.According to the UN, the December 12 summit is intended to increase momentum ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26) to be held in Glasgow in November 2021.Recent data shows greenhouse gas concentrations reaching record levels, worsening extreme events including unprecedented wildfires, hurricanes, droughts and floods.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Mesut Ozil opens door to Arsenal exit once contract expires

first_imgOzil is out of contract next year (Picture: Getty)Ozil will enter the final 12 months of his current contract in the summer and recent reports claim Arsenal are not prepared to let him run down his contract a second time.Arteta has been working to unify his squad since taking charge and Ozil praised the head coach for his efforts so far.‘We know it is a hard season for us but we want to win games to take the points to be maybe at the end of the season in the top four,’ Ozil said.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Our goal is to be in the Champions League. This year we had difficult times but I think we’re in a good way.‘In just the two months Mikel [Arteta] is here we improve a lot.’Arsenal’s squad return from Dubai this week ahead of their Premier League clash against Newcastle on Sunday.MORE: Emmanuel Petit slams Unai Emery and rates Mikel Arteta’s start as Arsenal managerMORE: Juventus preparing to sell Aaron Ramsey just year after Arsenal transfer Ozil is in Dubai with his Arsenal team-mates (Picture: Getty)Mesut Ozil has admitted he is unsure if his long-term future is at Arsenal.The German is one of the most influential players in Mikel Arteta’s squad, but has struggled for consistency in recent years at the Emirates.Ozil was welcomed back into the fold by Arteta following Unai Emery’s sacking and is currently in Dubai with the rest of the first-team for a warm weather training camp.Asked by reporters if he would remain at Arsenal beyond his current contract, Ozil said: ‘After this season I have one more year and after that I don’t know what will happen because I can’t see the future.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘What I can do is give everything for the team, for myself, to be successful and let’s see what happens in the future.’Arsenal committed a small fortune to keeping Ozil at the club in 2018, but have been rumblings ever since that the Gunners regretted handing the attacker a £350,000-a-week deal. Comment Advertisement Mesut Ozil opens door to Arsenal exit once contract expires Coral BarryMonday 10 Feb 2020 2:59 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.6kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

Luxury home between two golf courses comes with a golf buggy

first_img8035 Key Waters Sanctuary CoveTHIS Hope Island home is less than two minutes by golf buggy to local cafes and shops, according to owner Kevin Quirke.Located between two golf courses, the property at 8035 Key Waters Sanctuary Cove has a grand entrance but the swimming pool in the courtyard is the real showpiece. Featuring stepping stones, stylish pool lights and a stone water feature, the pool yard overlooks a timber deck and captures views across the canal. 8035 Key Waters Sanctuary Cove“We really adore the community so we are selling the house but we aren’t moving away.“We decided to downsize to be even closer to the golf course.” The home features a formal dining area and spacious lounge room with a fireplace. There is a pontoon big enough for a 40m vessel and a surround sound speaker system. 8035 Key Waters Sanctuary Cove 8035 Key Waters Sanctuary CoveMr Quirke, who kayaks to get his morning coffee, said his golf buggy was included in the sale.“The home came with a great lifestyle so the golf buggy needs to stay,” he said.“This was the first house we bought on the Gold Coast after moving from Sydney. 8035 Key Waters Sanctuary CoveMr Quirke said he and his wife Judy bought the home six years ago after the wide water views and golf course attracted them.“We get really beautiful sea breezes right through the house,” Mr Quirke said.“Outside there are two different entertaining areas so we tend to spend a lot of time outside.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North11 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“We love catching crabs off the pontoon.” last_img read more