“This project is a club competition, not an international tournament and must therefore be piloted by the clubs; it should not be placed under the aegis of World Rugby,” said the Bath owner, Bruce Craig. “We are talking about a Club World Cup project that would have linked the best entities on the planet every four years. A kind of World Champions Cup which would therefore not encroach on the European Cup as it exists today. … [Read more...] about Club World Cup to be put forward as radical new rugby union competition
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They “bumble along, occasionally banning Coco Pops or something, but for the most part entirely out of sight” is how one source from within government described some of the most senior public health professionals in the country. Elsewhere, an unnamed minister has been happy to lay the blame for the lack of testing at the door of Public Health England, while a “senior figure” was busy pointing the finger at NHS England for a “system” that had given “incorrect” and “overly optimistic” information to ministers. Imagine being on the frontline of planning for a pandemic, knowing the consequences of the decisions you’re making while potentially risking your own health, then seeing that this is what some within government think of your work. … [Read more...] about Why are some in government wasting time briefing against the civil service?
The rule easing was ordered as part of a broad economic relief package approved by Congress in March. Under the new rules, the leverage cap will lower in the second quarter of 2020, rise to 8.5% in 2021, and return to its previous 9% level at the beginning of 2022. … [Read more...] about Federal Reserve lowers community bank leverage ratio
MUMBAI: The share of personal loans in the books of banks has outgrown credit to large industry over the last 12 months. Home loans are now the single biggest sector in terms of advances, accounting for nearly 15% of bank credit as against infrastructure which has an 11.3% share. According to data released by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), bank credit as of end-February stood at Rs 89.8 lakh crore — an increase of only 7.3% over the previous year. Of this, the share of credit to the manufacturing sector is 31%, or Rs 27.9 lakh crore. This is almost unchanged from the end of February 2019 when, because of a much smaller base, industry accounted for a third (33%) of bank credit. Personal loans on the other hand have grown 17% and stand at Rs 25.3 lakh crore (28% of the loan book) as of end February 2020. Growth in the personal loan segment has been driven by home loans, which also grew 17% year-on-year to Rs 13.3 lakh crore. This surge has increased the share of home loans in … [Read more...] about Personal loans are now 28% of total bank credit
* January 16, 2017: The Council agrees on contentious issues of dual control & rights of goods through high seas; the Finance Minister announces new GST deadline of July 1, 2017. … [Read more...] about Goods and Services Tax’s 17-year roller coaster ride to climax
NEW DELHI: The Union Public Service Commission is going to conduct the Civil Services (Preliminary) examination on May 31, 2020.The exam will be conducted for the candidates who have successfully deposited their application fees online for the test.Attempts at Civil Services ExaminationAs a candidate is permitted six attempts at the examination, every candidate wants to clear the examination in his/her first attempt. So, clearing Civil Services prelims exam is not very difficult, if you plan to crack it.Every candidate appearing at the examination, who is otherwise eligible, shall be permitted six attempts at the examination You need proper planning, better understanding of the syllabus for hitting the bull’s eye in the very first attempt. The Civil Services Examination will consist of two successive stages(i) Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination (Objective type) for the selection of candidates for the Main Examination; and(ii) Civil Services (Main) Examination (Written and … [Read more...] about How to crack UPSC Civil Services Prelims Exam in First Attempt?
READ ALSO: Lagos Airport reopens for flight operations after Air Peace aircraft incident Barely four days later, another Air Peace flight crash-landed in Lagos in bad weather, losing its nose tyres. All these went without loss of lives or serious injuries to passengers and crew. … [Read more...] about Need for aviation security audit
Responding to the president's most high-profile speech is one of the toughest jobs in politics. Abrams appeared to avoid the pitfalls that have left burgeoning young politicians subject to ridicule: Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida for repeatedly drinking water, Democratic Rep. Joe Kennedy III for his excess ChapStick, then-Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal for a sing-song delivery. … [Read more...] about Stacey Abrams’ State of the Union Response Tears Into Trump’s “Stunt” Government Shutdown
If a federal jobs guarantee policy were enacted, the federal government would be empowered to provide both a living wage and health insurance to the recently unemployed. They would be put back to work manufacturing the supplies our nation’s healthcare workers desperately need and providing the essential services necessary to keep our nation’s schoolchildren, elderly and vulnerable fed and cared for during this frightening time. These jobs would pay a living wage of at least $15 an hour and include healthcare benefits. Instead of bailing out the stock market, our federal government could instead organize a civic labor force working for the health and security of American families through this continuing pandemic. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus is draining America’s public infrastructure. A federal jobs policy would protect its workers
Also cited by the letter were photos from a recent White House visit by Intel CEO Brian Krzanich that showed a key still in the lock of a bag for classified material on Trump's desk. The photo was called out by Senator Martin Heinrich of New Mexico in this Twitter post: … [Read more...] about Trump’s apparent security faux-pas-palooza triggers call for House investigation