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UK economy expands 0.5%

first_imgThe UK economy expanded by 0.5% in the final three months of last year.This compared to 0.4% growth in the third quarter, and was in line with expectations. Overall, the economy grew 2.2% in 2015, down on 2.9% growth in 2014.Mike Holling, executive director of the Craft Bakers Association, said: “I foresee challenging times ahead, because at present the high street is still very volatile.”In addition I have great concerns about the global market, because consumer confidence seems to have been lacking a little of late, and I think that will continue for a while longer yet.”Agriculture grew by 0.6% in the fourth quarter.Year on year (YOY), the economy expanded by 1.9% in the fourth quarter compared to 2.1 % YOY growth in the previous quarter.last_img read more

McGill close to ending Selby reign

first_img “But I’ve been really impressed with the way he’s held himself together and he’s outplayed Mark Selby so far.” In the afternoon session, four-time world champion John Higgins found himself trailing 9-7 in his last-16 clash with world number three Ding Junhui, having been 5-1 up at one stage on Thursday. Scot Higgins, who last won here in 2011, took a 5-3 lead into Friday’s session after winning five of the first six frames the previous day, but struggled to find form against the Chinese as Ding took the first two frames to move level. The 39-year-old struck back to regain his two-frame advantage with a score of 68 in the 11th – his highest score of the day – before Ding came back and clinched the next three to go ahead for the first time in the match. Former world number one Ding then sealed the last frame of the session as he fought back from a 57-0 deficit to see off his Scottish opponent 69-58 to take a two-frame lead into their Saturday morning session. Meanwhile, Northern Ireland’s Mark Allen holds a 5-3 lead over Barry Hawkins after they got their second-round match under way in Sheffield. The Hawk from Kent lost the first two before bouncing back to level matters with a score of 82-0 in the fourth, but 2009 semi-finalist Allan clinched the fifth. Hawkins, who reached the last-four here last season, made it 3-3 soon after but his Northern Irish opponent hit back to seal the final two frames of the day to hold the advantage ahead of Saturday’s second session. Press Association McGill, tipped by Ronnie O’Sullivan as a future winner of the tournament at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre, rattled off three winning frames to lead the second-round match 10-6 after the rivals had started the day locked on 4-4. All the momentum heading into the evening session will be with the 24-year-old Glaswegian after he seized the last frame 72-3 as breaks of 54 and 18 swept him out of sight. Betfred World Championship debutant Anthony McGill moved within three frames of dispatching reigning champion Mark Selby following a strong end to the opening session of Friday’s action. He was at his most impressive in frame 14, however, when he pieced together a break of 125 to close in on the biggest victory of his career. Selby is in danger of surrendering the title he won for the first time last year in only the second round and enters the evening session knowing he must win all seven remaining frames to progress further at the Crucible. McGill, whose shock of red hair makes him instantly recognisable, was forced to qualify for the World Championship but now stands on the cusp of a famous upset at Selby’s expense. Indications of Selby’s vulnerability were apparent in the opening round when he had to scrap his way to a 10-9 win over Kurt Maflin, battling back after losing five successive frames. He now faces becoming the latest victim of the ‘Curse of the Crucible’, whereby no first-time champion has ever returned to Sheffield to make a successful title defence. Seven-time world champion Stephen Hendry has been impressed by the performance of McGill. “The biggest thing is that he is showing tremendous temperament. He looks like he’s been here for years when it’s his debut at the Crucible. Nothing seems to faze him,” Hendry said. “Although he’s had a nice 125, I’d like to see him win more frames from his first scoring visit. If he wants to win the World Championship, he has to do that more often as the tournament progresses. last_img read more

‘Most photographed’ Wall Street Trader has Coronavirus

first_imgYou’ve seen the face of Peter Tuchman, dubbed the “most photographed trader on Wall Street,” often. In addition to the roller coaster ride on Wall Street, Tuchman has also made news by announcing on Instagram Thursday that he had tested positive for coronavirus.The New York Stock Exchange trader, who calls himself the “Einstein of Wall Street” on his Instagram page, revealed the diagnosis with the picture of a Corona Extra beer bottle and an emoticon of hands joined together.“Hi guys I just thought I’d let you know that I did test positive for corona. I am battling it pretty hard never felt so sick in my life…,” Tuchman said in the post.“Great team of doctors no breathing problems that’s a good thing all the other problems that’s a bad thing will get to the other side of this I’ll be in touch … soon … send prayers,” he added.At least two more Intercontinental Exchange-owned NYSE floor traders tested positive for the virus on Tuesday, despite strict measures taken to prevent those infected from entering the exchange while it remained open last week, according to a memo seen by Reuters.last_img read more

Elderly man fatally stabs landlord in Hialeah

first_imgAuthorities have arrested a 90-year-old who reportedly stabbed his landlord to death during an argument.The incident occurred Sunday morning at the Lake Point Plaza Apartments along the 1000 block of West 76th Street.According to the report, witnesses say the victim and the suspect began arguing as they exited the apartment. The argument continued to escalate and that’s when the elderly man stabbed the victim several times.The victim was airlifted to Ryder Trauma Center where he later died.Officials say they were in the process of questioning the suspect when he complained of illness and was transported to an area hospital.Authorities, however, are continuing to investigate the incident.last_img read more

Clement Howell Eagles lead day three of High School meet

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#InterHighTrackandField, #magneticmedianews, #TCAAA Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, March 14, 2017 – Providenciales – Today is day three of the National High School Inter Track and Field meet and going into the final day, the standings before the final event yesterday –  which was the 4x100m relays – revealed that in seventh place is Maranatha Academy with two points; sixth is Turks and Caicos Middle School with eight points; Raymond Gardiner High is fifth with 35 points; Long Bay High School has 45 points for fourth place; in third and with 46 points is British West Indies Collegiate; in second place with 96 points is Grand Turk’s HJ Robinson High school and leading the meet after two days of competition are the eagles of Clement Howell High school, 131 points.It was announced that today there will be a surprise guest and the TCAAAs reminded athletes at the opening ceremony on Monday, that the high school meet is the main qualifier for selection of the TCIs Carifta Team for the 2017 Games.   The Inter High School track and field is staged at the National Stadium and was officially opened by Sports Minister, Josephine Connolly.#MagneticMediaNews #InterHighTrackandField #TCAAAlast_img read more

San Diego County Hepatitis A Flu Update

first_imgSan Diego County Hepatitis A & Flu Update Posted: January 23, 2018 Ed Lenderman, January 23, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSan Diego County Health and Human Services is expected to release the latest numbers of flu related deaths and cases today. Ed Lenderman is live at the County Administration center with more on this. Furthermore, The San Diego County Board of Supervisors has voted to end the state of emergency declaration over the hepatitis A outbreak. No new cases have been reported in the last month and the number of deaths has remained at 20 since late October. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Ed Lenderman last_img read more

Malaysia to build field hospital for Rohingyas