Andrew Sentance, a member of the rate-setting monetary policy committee, said that ‘the global financial crisis and synchronised global downturn’ were ‘producing a recession which is relatively severe compared to past precedents – but not yet clearly worse than the mid-1970s and early 1980s downturns in output’.The financial crisis is widely seen as the worst since at least the 1930s. But the resulting recession, while worse than the economic contraction of the 1990s, was in many ways following the same path as other downturns, Sentance told the Institute of Economic Affairs yesterday.His speech argued that the near-two-decade gap since the last recession made it harder to put the downturn in perspective and had led some commentators to ‘apocalyptic and hyperbolic views’.Financial Times
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The pending agreement between American President Lines, Hapag Lloyd AG/USA, Hyundiai Merchant Marine, Mitsui OSK Lines, Nippon Yusen Kaisha, and Orient Overseas Container Line would expand the current geographic scope to allow G6 operational cooperation in the trades between the Far East and the U.S. West Coast, and between North Europe and all U.S. coasts.The Commission’s unanimous decision means the Agreement became effective as scheduled on Friday, April 4, 2014, the FMC said in a press release.The Commission’s decision is based on a determination that the agreement is not likely at this time, by a reduction in competition, to produce an unreasonable increase in transportation cost or an unreasonable reduction in transportation service under section 6(g) of the Shipping Act.”The Commission’s action on the G6 Alliance is based on an extensive, competitive analysis conducted by the Commission’s staff and comments received by shippers and other industry participants. The Commission will continue to review the competitive impact of global alliances. This Alliance will considerably increase available capacity in the expanded geographic scope, and has the potential to generate operational efficiencies and positive environmental benefits,” said Chairman Cordero.www.fmc.gov
The Solicitors Regulation Authority has agreed to share its data on solicitors with comparison websites set up by third parties by the end of this year.The regulator has responded to a call from the Legal Services Consumer Panel to provide more information for online registers of practitioners. In a letter to the panel, SRA executive director Crispin Passmore said a ‘data extract’ – likely to include the size of the firm and any disciplinary issues in the past – will be in place by Christmas.This will be the precursor for the development of an online register of solicitor firms that can feed directly to comparison sites – expected by the end of 2015.The pledge comes as the Legal Ombudsman has published complaints data in a ‘comma separated value’ (CSV) format, facilitating re-use, despite previously suggesting this was not appropriate.The ‘open’ CSV format allows for comparison sites and others to more easily transfer information on more than 3,000 decisions made by the ombudsman.As well as the SRA, the Council for Licensed Conveyancers and the Intellectual Property Regulation Board (IPReg) have also agreed to share their data in a reusable form.The Legal Services Consumer Panel has published the names of eight comparison sites which have met its standards through a self-assessment, although it stresses this is not an endorsement.The publication of data has been a key aim for the panel since its inception following the Legal Services Act, with regulators summoned to a meeting in March this year to explain how they would improve openness.In a blog published today, panel chair Elisabeth Davies (pictured) said real progress is now being made in bringing data about lawyers into the public domain.The panel has previously suggested other information such as price and consumer feedback should be included in legal comparison websites.‘Not every regulator is fully on board yet, but this progress is really positive and there’s scope to build on it in the future, with talk of publishing all the information in one place, for example on the Legal Choices website,’ Davies said.‘The quest for open data has been at the heart of the panel’s policies since 2011. Transparency is absolutely essential for consumers if they’re going to be able to make informed choices, protect themselves from harm and have confidence in the regulators.’
It was reported earlier that the Browns had a ‘decent’ chance to get Schwartz back, but now it looks like for whatever reason they have decided that they want to move in a different direction with him and with the tackle position. UPDATE: Gipson has reached an agreement with the Jaguars. Schwartz is signing with the Chiefs. It appears that the Browns are going to be looking for a tackle somewhere this offseason, as now Mike Silver is reporting that it looks like Mitchell Schwartz is going to hit free agency. Matt Loede Related TopicsBrownsMitchell Schwartz Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.
BOX SCORE PENSACOLA, Fla. – The No. 3-ranked University of West Florida men’s tennis team defeated Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference opponent Benedict 5-0 in the NCAA Division II South Regional semifinal match on Saturday afternoon at the Ralph “Skeeter” Carson Tennis Complex. West Florida (25-3, 9-0 GSC) will next face No. 6 seed Rollins in the NCAA DII South Regional championship match on Sunday, May 3 at 12 p.m. West Florida’s No. 4-ranked doubles team of junior Warren Kuhn (Johannesburg, South Africa) and senior Elio Latella (Sydney, Australia) defeated Shane Latchman and Zibusiso Ndimande at number one doubles 8-0. UWFs No. 17-ranked doubles team of junior Kenny Brasil (Apucarana, Brazil) and sophomore Alex Peyrot (Castelnaudary, France) defeated Takudzwa Muswere and Justin Payton at number two doubles 8-2. Junior Pablo Borrero (Pereira, Colombia) and sophomore Pablo Tellez (Bogota, Columbia/Colegio) defeated Juan Hernandez and Malek Selmen 8-1 at number three doubles. Redshirt freshman Sebastian Sanchez (Bogota, Colombia) defeated Malek Selmen at number six singles 6-0, 6-0. No. 29 Kuhn clinched the match at number two singles with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Zibusiso Ndimande.West Florida will will next face No. 6 seed Rollins in the NCAA DII South Regional championship match on Sunday, May 3 at 12 p.m. For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. #ARGOS# Print Friendly Version
Naoki Yuasa competes in the men’s Alpine skiing slalom event at the national championships on Thursday in Kushiro, Hokkaido. Yuasa won the event to qualify for the 2018 Pyeongchang Games. | KYODO RELATED PHOTOS KEYWORDS Naoki Yuasa claimed a berth for the men’s Alpine skiing slalom event for his third Olympics at the 2018 Pyeongchang Games after winning the event on the final day of the national championships on Thursday.The 34-year-old Yuasa, who competed at the 2006 Turin Olympics and the 2014 Sochi Games, triumphed in 1 minute, 40.73 seconds. Hideyuki Narita was runner-up and Shun Nakamura was third in Kushiro, Hokkaido. skiing, alpine skiing, 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, Naoki Yuasa “I want to do well in the remaining World Cup meets so I can be a medal hope for the Olympics, and compete in the Olympics in good condition,” Yuasa said.He finished seventh in Turin but pulled out during the Sochi Games.Asa Ando will likely claim a spot for defending her title in the women’s event. Emi Hasegawa and Emiko Kiyosawa were second and third, respectively.Skiers who were not named to the national team at the three-day meet still have a chance to earn a spot. The Ski Association of Japan will also name those who had a top-eight finish this season or the in last season’s World Cup event or finish among the top-20 twice by the end of January. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Cal State Northridge had been building for this moment ever since Jason Flowers arrived as coach back in 2010 and brought in a talented recruiting class the next year.The Matadors had a six-point lead in the second half of an NCAA Tournament game on Stanford’s home court.Then for a stretch of more than 10 minutes, nearly everything went wrong and Cal State Northridge was headed home disappointed.Lili Thompson and Taylor Greenfield each scored seven points in a game-changing, second-half run that helped fourth-seeded Stanford overcome a long scoring drought in the first half to beat No. 13 seed Cal State Northridge 73-60 in a first-round game Saturday.“We expected to win,” Flowers said. “There are kids in that locker room in tears because they are going home having played their last collegiate basketball game.”The Matadors (23-10) were in position with a 36-30 lead early in the second half. But Stanford (25-9) scored the next eight points starting with a jumper by Thompson and never trailed again.With the game tied at 40, Stanford went on a 14-0 run to take control of the game.“We struggled to score because we had individual breakdowns,” Guay said. “We got on our own islands at times. Once we brought it back together, we realized when we’re together we can play well.”Greenfield with 19 points and Thompson had 17 overall as they took the game over in the second half. Bonnie Samuelson added 14 points and Erica McCall had 10 to help Stanford improve to 31-4 at home in NCAA Tournament play. The Cardinal advanced to play fifth-seeded Oklahoma (21-11) in the second round of the Oklahoma City regional on Monday.Ashlee Guay scored 27 points to lead the Matadors (23-10), who once again failed to get their first NCAA Tournament victory.“It’s been an unbelievable experience to take this program to the next level and exciting to see what this program can do after this,” said Guay, one of five senior starters.Thompson started the big run with a 3-pointer and a pullup jumper. Amber Orrange dove for a loose ball and fed Thompson for a layup later in the spurt. Greenfield added two baskets and three free throws as the Matadors missed nine straight shots.“I looked up and realized we were down and that made me kind of mad,” Thompson said. “I was like, ‘Come on guys. Let’s get it together.’ We ran some plays and my teammates found me. … That just kind of changed the momentum and allowed other people to pick it up.”By the time Emily Cole hit a 3-pointer to break a more than 7 minute drought for Cal State Northridge, the Cardinal were in control.Stanford built an early 10-point lead before going cold from the field. The Cardinal went nearly 8 minutes without scoring as the Matadors scored 13 straight points.Stanford then hit its final three shots at the half but still trailed 29-28 at the break when Guay hit a layup in the closing seconds.TIP-INSCal State Northridge: The Matadors lost their only two previous NCAA Tournament appearances to Colorado State in 1999 and South Carolina last year. … Guay finished her career with a school-record 1,761 points.Stanford: Coach Tara VanDerveer won her 800th career game at Stanford. She became the 10th college basketball coach — men’s or women’s — with at least 800 victories at a single Division I school. … The Cardinal won their 500th game at Maples Pavilion against just 87 losses.FOUL LINEStanford made 18 of 23 free throws in the second half, while the Matadors were just 1 for 1. While many of the attempts for the Cardinal came when Cal State Northridge was fouling on purpose late, the discrepancy bothered Flowers that he wouldn’t answer why it occurred.“I don’t make enough money to answer that question,” he said.GOING COLDWhile Gray carried the Matadors offensively, backcourt mates Janae Sharpe and Cinnamon Lister struggled. Sharpe shot 2 for 12 and Lister was 2 for 10 in their final games.“It’s really hard for one person to carry the whole team even though she did have 27 points,” VanDerveer said.UP NEXTCal State Northridge: Season over.Stanford: Oklahoma on Monday.
The a Bossier All-Stars fell to Robbinsville, N.J., 4-1 in the championship game of the Little League Softball World Series Wednesday night in Portland, Ore.New Jersey, the East Region champ, scored all four of its runs in the first inning. Bossier pitcher Caroline Easom turned in a stellar effort. She gave up two hits in the first inning on ground balls hit in spots that made for difficult plays. Easom allowed just three hits in the next four innings as Bossier outhit Robbinsville 6-5.The game was a far cry from Robbinsville’s 12-1, four-inning victory over Bossier in Pool B play Sunday.Bossier scored its run in the fourth inning. Makenzie Chaffin, Kourtnee White and Madison Ennis all had singles. Lexi Gray’s single loaded the bases with two outs. Brooklyn Brandon hit a hard shot to right field that was caught to end the inning.Ennis led Bossier with two hits.The Bossier All-Stars made history by winning the Little League Southwest Regional for the first time this summer. They were only the second team from Louisiana to represent the region in the World Series.Bossier reached the title game with a dramatic 2-1 victory over Southeast champ Columbus, Ga., in the semifinals Tuesday. Robbinsville defeated Tallmadge, Ohio, 11-1 in five innings in the other semifinal.Bossier broke a 1-1 tie against Georgia with a run in the top of the fifth. Easom led off the inning with a double and scored on a double by Gray.Georgia’s Jada Chadwick led off the sixth and final inning with a triple. According to a story by David Ball in the Portland Tribune, Chadwick slid safely into third on a tight play. According to the story, the base came dislodged and Chadwick stepped off the bag. Time had not been called, and Bossier third baseman White kept her glove on Chadwick’s back. The umpire then called Chadwick out.It turned out to be a huge play because Kennedi Bedel hit a two-out single that would have tied it. Another single and a stolen base put runners at first and third. But Bossier pitcher Raelin Chaffin got a grounder to shortstop to end the game. Bossier scored its other run in the first inning. Makenzie Chaffin, Ennis and Brandon all singled on hard-hit infield ground balls. Raelin Chaffin scattered seven hits. She also had two hits, including a double.One key to the game was the stellar play of Bossier in the field. Bossier didn’t have an error while Georgia had two. — Russell Hedges, email@example.comStanChart by CNBC CatalystBlockchain Is Changing the Game for Trade Financing. Here’s How It’s Driving Future Global Trade.StanChart by CNBC Catalyst|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTop Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat Insurance|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoInstant Voice TranslatorInstant Voice Translator (43 Languages) Takes Hong Kong By StormInstant Voice Translator|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDating.comTung Chung is actually full of single men. Check them out on this premium dating site!Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoStrategyCombatIf you own a Computer, then you have to play this Game. No Install.StrategyCombat|SponsoredSponsoredUndo
Watford are perhaps the Premier League club who send their transfer feelers the longest way around the world. The Hornets have a long record of signing players from around Europe and South America and then often loaning them out. There are so many that occasionally a player will be reported as being owned by Watford, and will actually be so, without the Premier League club having ever announced his signing.There are success stories, with one of the big ones right now being Luis Suarez, who has this season seriously impressed whilst on loan at Real Zaragoza. Watford now have the chance to either give him opportunities with them or cash-in from a transfer, with several clubs in Spain and Italy keen.It’s an ongoing process from the Pozzo family and their advisors, and a new player identified is Brian Lozano, a 26 year old Uruguayan attacking midfielder currently playing in Mexico for Santos Laguna.Uruguay’s Tenfield say Watford have made an offer, which has been rejected. There’s interest from elsewhere and FC Porto are strongly moving into the picture.It’ll be no surprise to see Watford return and have another go.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉（今晚試試）Keto减肥Undo