Trump 2020 campaign senior adviser explains why president's economic message resonated on 'The Ingraham Angle'
Trump 2020 campaign senior adviser explains why president's economic message resonated on 'The Ingraham Angle'
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Spicy rolls and a winter salad: Ravinder Bhogal's kale recipes. Spicy, Gujarati stuffed-leaf rolls and a salad of bold, spicy, nutty flavours
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I got cabin fever in lockdown … so I built my own beach hut. Few things say escape like a beach hut. After checking out some classic coastal designs – and remembering boyhood dens – I’m making one in the garden
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Malaysia is taking legal action at the global trade watchdog against the European Union and member states France and Lithuania for restricting palm oil-based biofuels, the government said. The world's second largest palm oil producer, which has called a EU renewable-energy directive "discriminatory action," is seeking consultations under the World Trade Organization's Dispute Settlement Mechanism, the Plantation Industries and Commodities Ministry said in a statement on Friday. Minister Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali said the EU proceeded with implementing the directive without considering Malaysia's commitment and views, even after Malaysia gave feedback and sent economic and technical missions to Europe.
Joe Root made his fourth Test double-century as England were bowled out for 421 – a lead of 286 – on the third morning of the opening Test against Sri Lanka in Galle. The game moved on fast in the morning session, with England losing five wickets but still scoring at a good rate thanks to Root who zipped along at close to a run a ball having resumed on 168. England scored 42 runs in the first half-hour as Root shared 68 with Jos Buttler, who reverse-swept well.
New York [USA], January 16 (ANI): American golfer Justin Thomas will no longer have Ralph Lauren as a sponsor after the apparel company on Friday decided to cut ties with the 13-time PGA Tour winner over his use of a homophobic slur.
Buenos Aires [Argentina], January 16 (ANI): Ahead of their first game of the Argentina tour, Indian women's hockey team skipper Rani Rampal said that it is a crucial tour for the side to test themselves before the Tokyo Olympics.
Political opposition that killed Canadian convenience store operator Alimentation Couche-Tard's $20 billion bid for French retailer Carrefour on Friday is unlikely to end the global ambitions of founder Alain Bouchard. The low-profile Canadian businessman built Couche-Tard from a single store in Quebec in 1980 to a global network of convenience stores and gas stations with a market value of $33 billion, with 66 acquisitions along the way.
The U.S. government carried out the 13th and final federal execution under President Donald Trump's administration on Saturday morning, just four days before President-elect Joe Biden takes office with a promise to try to end the death penalty. Five hours after Dustin Higgs, 48, was set to be executed, the U.S. Supreme Court's conservative majority cleared the way for lethal injections to proceed by overturning a stay ordered by a federal appeals court.Higgs was convicted and sentenced to death in 2001 for overseeing the kidnapping and murder of three women on a federal wildlife reserve in Maryland in 1996: Tanji Jackson, Tamika Black and Mishann Chinn.The U.S. Department of Justice planned to execute him with lethal injections of pentobarbital, a powerful barbiturate, at its death chamber in its prison in Terre Haute, Indiana.The Supreme Court's ruling on Friday was consistent with its earlier decisions: it had also dismissed any orders by lower courts delaying federal executions since they were resumed last year.Last year the federal government executed 10 people last year, more than three times as many people as in the previous six decades, marking the first time that it had conducted more executions than all U.S. states combined, according to a database compiled by the Death Penalty Information Center. A minority of the country's 50 states still carry out executions.End of Trump's extraordinary spreeHiggs is the 13th person executed by the U.S. government in an extraordinary spree begun last summer by Trump, a Republican and avowed advocate of capital punishment, after a 17-year hiatus at the federal level. Prior to Trump, the federal government had executed only three people since 1963.After a failed triple date with the three women, Higgs and his accomplice, Willis Haynes, offered to drive them home but instead took them to the Patuxent Research Refuge. Prosecutors said Higgs gave Haynes a gun and told him to shoot the three women. Haynes, who confessed to being the shooter, was sentenced to life in prison, while Higgs was sentenced to death in a separate trial, a disparity that his lawyers say is grounds for clemency.The Supreme Court agreed to the Justice Department's request to overturn an order by a lower court delaying the execution while a legal question is resolved: federal law requires that an execution be carried out in the manner of the state in which the condemned was sentenced, but Maryland has since abolished the death penalty.The Justice Department had unsuccessfully sought a new sentencing order from a federal judge in Maryland to allow them to execute Higgs following the procedures used in Indiana, a state that still allows lethal injections and that is home to the department's execution chamber.The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals scheduled a hearing on the matter for Jan. 27, nearly two weeks after Higgs' scheduled execution, which the Justice Department said left it hamstrung unless the Supreme Court overturned the delay.Death row prisoners with Covid-19Higgs and another death row inmate, Corey Johnson, were diagnosed with COVID-19 in December, but on Wednesday the Supreme Court rejected an order by a federal judge in Washington delaying their executions for several weeks to allow their lungs to heal. The Justice Department executed Johnson on Thursday night.After the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) sued on behalf of other inmates at the prison complex, a federal judge in Indiana ruled that the executions of Johnson and Higgs could only proceed if the U.S. Bureau of Prisons enforced several measures to stem the spread of COVID-19.One measure ordered by Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson was that prison and execution officials observe "mask requirements," but media witnesses and Johnson's spiritual adviser, Rev. Bill Breeden, who was at Johnson's side, said at least one of two U.S. officials in the room did not have a mask on for many minutes.The ACLU unsuccessfully asked the judge the find the Bureau of Prisons in contempt of court and order Higgs' execution be halted. Asked why it should not be found in contempt, the Bureau of Prisons responded on Thursday evening by saying "mask requirements" was not clearly defined, and that it was necessary for officials to remove or not wear their mask for "clear communication."Alexa Cave, Higgs' sister, traveled to Terre Haute with her adult son to be a witness if the execution proceeds, and said she was praying for something to delay it. Life in prison would be a more just punishment, she said, adding that she speaks with him by telephone multiple times a week."They don't have freedom at all in any sense of the word," she said in an interview. "What purpose does it serve to kill you? It brings nothing back."(REUTERS)
Former England and United striker Rooney called time on his illustrious playing career and was named manager of Championship (second-tier) side Derby on Friday, having been interim boss following Dutchman Phillip Cocu's departure. Speaking during an event for Sports United Against Dementia, Ferguson said it was important Rooney took the next step in his career.
The stage is being set in Washington for a “reimagined” inauguration celebration for incoming White House duo Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, with Americans being instructed to steer well clear of the high-security event on 20 January. Razor-wire fencing and barricades have already been set up in DC, a city under a state of emergency since a deadly siege on the Capitol on 6 January. More than 15,000 National Guard troops are to be deployed amid threats of further violence.Instead of the usual parade along a crowd-lined Pennsylvania Avenue, the president and vice president elect will be escorted from the Capitol to the White House by members of the military in a made-for-television spectacle that’s being billed a “virtual parade”.The National Mall, where supporters traditionally gather in the thousands to watch the new president take the oath of office, will reportedly be shut down. There will be no big screens or public toilets, an unnamed official told CNN.The Secret Service has described the unprecedented security operation being rolled out in Washington as a “zero fail mission”. The FBI, meanwhile, is warning all 50 state capitals to ready themselves for armed protests by rightwing radicals vowing to stage “million militia” marches.Biden’s team this week said the president-elect was "not afraid” to be sworn in outside, on the West Lawn in front of the Capitol, adding that he is receiving constant updates on the security situation.Celebrity affairDespite "extremely limited" access to the inauguration, Biden is planning a celebrity-laden afternoon that’s intended to “showcase the American people's resilience, heroism and unified commitment to coming together as a nation to heal and rebuild".Lady Gaga has been booked to sing the national anthem at the swearing-in ceremony, where Jennifer Lopez is also due to perform. There will, however, be no inauguration balls, luncheons or other such pageantry. As Trump becomes first US president to be impeached twice, what happens now? EU seeks 'truce' with Biden over new tariffs on wine, aeronautics parts Instead, Tom Hanks is to host a prime-time TV special – to be broadcast live on all the major networks – featuring musicians Jon Bon Jovi, Demi Lovato, Justin Timberlake, Bruce Springsteen and others.Details of Biden’s inauguration will continue to emerge as his team looks to reinvent a spectacle that’s been made impossible not only by security fears, but by the coronavirus crisis – with US deaths tipped to exceed 400,000 before Wednesday.Despite the absence of crowds and usual fanfare, one of the most notable breaks from tradition will come from the outgoing Donald Trump as he becomes the first president in 150 years to miss the inauguration of his successor.
(Bloomberg) -- Emerging markets need to build foreign-exchange reserves as buffers against external shocks even at the risk of being added to the U.S. Treasury Department’s watchlist for currency manipulation, Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta Das said.Das’s comment during a speech Saturday comes a month after the Treasury Department added the South Asian nation to the watchlist citing India’s “significant” goods trade surplus with the U.S. and “sustained” net currency purchases through the year to June.India’s rupee was Asia’s worst performer last year, as the central bank countered relentless foreign investment inflows with dollar purchases that have pushed the country’s reserves to a record $586 billion. That’s catching up with Russia, which has the world’s fourth-largest stockpile.In his speech the governor also stressed on the need to fast-track boosting capital buffers at Indian lenders and strengthen risk management systems.RBI’s thrust is looking for “root causes of vulnerabilities rather than symptoms,” Das said during a memorial lecture on ‘Towards a stable financial system.’The RBI warned that stress in the banking system could increase once it withdraws special measures aimed at improving the flow of funds to cash-strapped firms, it said earlier this month. The central bank also said it forecasts non-performing assets will rise to 13.5% of total advances by the end of September, one of the highest levels among major economies, from 7.5% a year ago.Read about RBI’s warning on financial stabilityIndian lenders came into the pandemic already weakened by a two-yearlong shadow banking crisis that worsened their asset quality, slowed credit growth and eroded capital. The outbreak of the coronavirus followed by one of the world’s strictest lockdowns have led to millions of job losses and the closure of businesses.Read about the RBI’s assurance to bankers on stanceIn response, the RBI has taken unprecedented steps, including a loan repayment moratorium that ended in August, followed by a two-year debt restructuring program. But the measures have made it difficult to assess the extent of the bad loan problem.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
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