Megan Rapinoe is cold-blooded.Her PK gives #USWNT a 1-0 lead.pic.twitter.com/MdL9gtmy0H— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) July 7, 2019Speechless, @roselavelle🔥🌹🔥🌹🔥🌹 pic.twitter.com/m0qQnOCWpM— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) July 7, 2019With the team’s fourth World Cup win under its belt, here are some of the biggest reactions to the victory.*extreme DJ Khaled voice* ANOTHER ONE pic.twitter.com/5uOAImiJj5— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) July 7, 2019I said it before. I’ll say it again. BEST TEAM IN THE WORLD. Congrats @USWNTPlayers @USWNT This was an amazing match. 🇺🇸❤️ Well deserved. #AllEyesOnUS #PayThem pic.twitter.com/4PRD6Zp4NT— Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) July 7, 2019Congrats to this team! Well done @USWNT !!! https://t.co/O4wdPBY09U— Jozy Altidore (@JozyAltidore) July 7, 2019Awesome win for #USWNT! Congrats to #TeamUSA for securing its place at the top of the world! Your success proves how with clear vision, strong leadership, resolute drive and teamwork make the dream work. Enjoyed watching you score again for USA on Earth this time! pic.twitter.com/WCNwhzRLKK— Scott Kelly (@StationCDRKelly) July 7, 2019Come on!! The @USWNT won their 4th World Cup securing their championship w back-to-back #FIFAWomensWorldCup wins!! Thank you for being such an inspiration and for repping our country like the GOATS you are. Sipping tea for all of you today! ☕️ ⚽️ 🙌 https://t.co/fA8RDWpuUS— Olivia Munn (@oliviamunn) July 7, 2019The @nyliberty’s Tanisha Wright is HYPED UP for the @USWNT! #BossWomen 👏 pic.twitter.com/dOztlZOy48— WNBA (@WNBA) July 7, 2019Let’s goooo! Congratulations to the @USWNT on their second straight World Cup victory! 🇺🇸🏆 https://t.co/OgGk7O1YiT— Mo Bamba (@TheRealMoBamba) July 7, 2019YESSSSSSSSS!!! CONGRATULATIONS @USWNT !! What a great time to win this!! 🎉⚽️❤️🎉⚽️💙🎉 https://t.co/ICzEVZAzor— Angie Harmon (@Angie_Harmon) July 7, 2019Yes! Fourth star. Back to back. Congrats to the record breakers on the @USWNT, an incredible team that’s always pushing themselves—and the rest of us—to be even better. Love this team. #OneNationOneTeam— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) July 7, 2019⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Congrats to the @USWNT for winning their FOURTH #FIFAWWC! #OneNationOneTeam https://t.co/H6SGZV5Mqt— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) July 7, 2019Point made. Nothing else needs to be said. The @USWNT are #WorldcupChamps again! #puppyapproved pic.twitter.com/jSbxY7G9F2— Ron Rivera (@RiverboatRonHC) July 7, 2019Congratulations to 2019 Women’s World Cup Champions @TeamUSA! ⚽️🇺🇸— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) July 7, 2019Back-to-back champs!Congratulations, @USWNT!#OneNationOneTeam https://t.co/oqngOvZAug— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) July 7, 2019Congratulations to our back-to-back World Cup Champions! You make America proud. 📷: @USWNT pic.twitter.com/2LxiCJ2srM— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) July 7, 2019Incredibly inspiring World Cup by our @USWNT 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 so fun to watch 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸!!!! #FIFAWomensWorldCup #legacy #leadersonandoffthepitch #EqualPay— Aaron Rodgers (@AaronRodgers12) July 7, 2019YEEEESSS!! Congrats Jill Ellis!! WARRIORS @USWNT @mPinoe pic.twitter.com/8OZxCOa3x4— Leslie Jones 🦋 (@Lesdoggg) July 7, 2019Congratulations to the #USWNT on their 4th World Cup win! These athletes have brought more attention, support, & pride to women’s sport than perhaps any other team in history. It is long past time to pay them what they rightly deserve. 🇺🇸🏆🏆🏆🏆 #USAvNED #WorldCupfinal #EqualPay— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) July 7, 2019The #USWNT are the CHAMPS 🏆 and Kansas City CELEBRATES. @kctv5 pic.twitter.com/xB8kiZLVTM— Dani Welniak (@KCTVDani) July 7, 2019Congratulations @uswnt! Bringing home a #WorldCup title for an unprecedented four straight times & inspiring a generation of women (and men) around the world. One little girl in particular is currently outside practicing ⚽️ https://t.co/skoECBMg47 pic.twitter.com/bPDb5ig9s3— Alexis Ohanian Sr. 🚀 (@alexisohanian) July 7, 2019Nothing like that championship feeling.CONGRATS, @USWNT! #OneNationOneTeam https://t.co/hLCCK8l3mD— New England Patriots (@Patriots) July 7, 2019Big congrats to the @USWNT! World Cup champions! #WorldCupfinal— Matt Ryan (@M_Ryan02) July 7, 2019WORLD CHAMPS @USWNT— Eric Weddle (@weddlesbeard) July 7, 2019CONGRATS, @USWNT! 🇺🇸🏆 https://t.co/ChgltPRpY5— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) July 7, 2019 It took a penalty kick to get things going, but the United States women’s national team got a second-half surge to defeat the Netherlands, 2-0, and earn their second Women’s World Cup title in a row, and fourth total.Megan Rapinoe’s penalty kick in the 61st minute kicked things off for the U.S., with Rose Lavelle’s shot in the 70th minute adding insurance to the team’s eventual win.
DES MOINES — Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is bringing up the delayed results from the Iowa Caucuses as he campaigns in New Hampshire“For some reason in Iowa, they’re having a little bit of trouble counting votes,” Sanders said, drawing laughter from the crowd, “but I am confident that here in New Hampshire, I know they’d be able to count your votes on Election Night.”With 71 percent of the Iowa Caucus precincts reporting, Sanders leads in the “popular vote” measurement, but trails Pete Buttigieg in the delegate count that determined the Iowa Caucus winner by 1.6%. Sanders told reporters on his campaign plane that there is “no excuse” for the Iowa Democratic Party’s failure.“We should all be disappointed in the inability of the (Iowa Democratic) Party to come up with timely results,” Sanders said, “but we are not casting aspersions on the results that are being counted.”Elizabeth Warren will finish third in the Iowa Caucuses and she got laughs from a New Hampshire audience by mentioning Iowa’s tardy results.“Wow, but here’s what we know. It’s a tight, three-way race at the top. We know that the three of us will be dividing up most of the delegates coming out of Iowa. I’m feeling good,” Warren said, to cheers.Joe Biden and Amy Klobuchar are going to finish behind the three Iowa Caucus leaders.
New jubilee parade route… change aimed at accommodating children floatsThe recent announcement by the National Commemoration Committee that it would be shifting the initial starting point for the Jubilee Float Parade was to facilitate the children’s float parade despite there being obvious disadvantages in doing so.Noting that there would indeed be inconveniences as it relates to patrons having an opportunity to view the floats as they move east along Brickdam, Minister within the Education Ministry, Nicolette Henry, affirmed that the main concern of the Government was to cater to the participating children.Henry was at the time speaking at a news conference on Tuesday morning, where she justified the changing of the route of the parade just two days before the event.When the question was asked of the Minister how patrons would be able to view the parade since there were limited spots along the route, Henry said the Ministry was aware of this setback, but at this point in time the main concern was creating a “child friendly route”.“In terms of being advantageous or disadvantageous, it depends on how you look at it. For us, it is advantageous as it would allowMinister within the Education Ministry, Nicolette Henry and event coordinator Lennox Canterbury at the news conference on Tuesday morningparticularly our young people to cover a route that is child friendly,” she explained.Ten children floats which had participated in the Mash Children Parade are set to take to the streets again on Thursday. Another 27 bands have enlisted to be part of the grand float parade.Even though the Ministry had a target of 50 floats, Henry clarified that 27 agencies and Ministries have enlisted, but some are featuring more than one band.In addition, 70 vendors have registered to ply their trade along the parade route after the announcement was made by the Committee that vending would only be allowed on the condition that all stalls are listed.Underlining another factor that had stimulated the decision to have the route altered, Henry explained that the Stabroek Market Square has the requirements to be the assembly point but it had not always been vacant.Since the decision was made to have the vendors relocated and given the spaciousness of the Square, all efforts were made to capture the golden opportunity.The area surrounding the Market Square is the central hub of transportation, so Henry assured that mechanisms are in place to have traffic congestion reduced and where necessary, roads closed off.The Minister informed that the traffic department of the Police Force would be on board in directing the traffic on that day, which “is a great opportunity for them to exhibit their skills and capabilities”.The first float is set to leave the Market Square at 10:00h on Thursday, while the last float is to leave D’Urban Park at 17:30h the latest.The Ministry also took the time to reiterate the changes as it relates to the sitting of the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) on Independence Day.Henry reminded that certain roads would be closed off to facilitate the float parade so candidates are required to arrive at their schools and indicated centres before the parade begins.
The job market showed surprising strength Thursday, with the Labor Department reporting a drop in jobless claims. The number of U.S. workers filing new claims for jobless benefits fell for a fifth straight week, to the lowest level in four months. “The job market is holding together better than any other part of the economy. Otherwise, we might be sliding into a recession,” Zandi said. A better-than-expected picture of the industrial sector also bolstered investors’ confidence this week, but mixed housing figures offered a more measured dose of optimism.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The reading tracks 10 economic indicators. Two of those were positive in April: stock prices and real money supply. The negative contributors, beginning with the largest, were building permits, weekly unemployment claims, manufacturers’ new orders for nondefense capital goods, consumer expectations, vendor performance, average weekly manufacturing hours and interest rate spread. With the latest decline, the cumulative change in the index over the past six months has dropped 0.2 percent. The slowdown should ease concerns that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates, said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Economy.com. The interest-rate standstill over the past nine months has driven the Dow Jones industrial average to record highs. The Conference Board’s report came amid a batch of mixed economic data, reflecting the ongoing uncertainty over the direction of the economy. NEW YORK – A gauge of future economic activity showed the U.S. economy will slow in coming months, reversing recent gains and suggesting that higher gas prices and a sluggish construction industry are beginning to take their toll. The Conference Board said Thursday that its index of leading economic indicators dropped 0.5 percent, higher than the 0.1 decline analysts were expecting. The reading is designed to forecast economic activity over the next three months to six months. The increase almost reversed an amended 0.6 percent climb in March, which analysts say should relieve pressure on the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates. “The data may be pointing to slower economic conditions this summer. With the industrial core of the economy already slow, and housing mired in a continued slump, there are some signs that these weaknesses may be beginning to soften both consumer spending and hiring this summer,” said Ken Goldstein, labor economist for the Conference Board.