Upset Alert: No. 7 Michigan Is Struggling With Army

October 26, 2019

first_img ANOTHER fumble for Michigan!That makes 3 in the first half for the Wolverines 😬— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) September 7, 2019Michigan tied the score at 7 on a touchdown run by Zach Charbonnet, the first of his career. However, Army struck back, converting a 4th-and-2 deep in Michigan territory en route to a score.Wolverines fans seem to be nervous right now. They’ve already called for a quarterback change and Jim Harbaugh is unhappy.You can catch Michigan-Army on FOX. If there’s an upset in Ann Arbor today, it will rock the college football landscape. Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh patting a player on the head.ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 22: Head coach Jim Harbaugh celebrates a first half score with Shea Patterson #2 while playing the Nebraska Cornhuskers on September 22, 2018 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Army has a history of giving Power 5 opponents all they can handle. They certainly are making life difficult for the No. 7 Michigan Wolverines right now.Army leads Michigan 14-7 after a short touchdown run. The first 30 minutes have largely been disastrous for the Maize and Blue.The Black Knights jumped out to a 7-0 lead after Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson fumbled on his team’s first possession. Patterson has lost two fumbles today, and the Wolverines have lost three as a team.Here’s a look at the third fumble, courtesy of running back Ben VanSumeren.last_img read more

Modest global growth set to continue for rest of year says UN

October 2, 2019

According to the UN World Economic Situation and Prospects Update as of mid-2015 report, launched earlier this week, growth of world gross domestic product (GDP) will improve slightly from 2.6 per cent in 2014 to 2.8 per cent in 2015, which is 0.3 percentage points lower than the forecast contained in the January version of the report, with the downward revision reflecting a deterioration in growth prospects of economies in transition and several large developing countries, especially in South America.“The current world economic situation is characterised by five ‘lows’: low growth, low trade flows, low inflation, low investment, and low interest rates, combined with two ‘highs’: high equity prices, and high debt levels,” said Pingfan Hong, Director of the Development Policy and Analysis Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA).Growth divergence between the various regions will likely widen this year, according to the report, which attributes it in part to differing impacts from recent drops in the price of oil and other commodities.In the short-term, growth prospects for most commodity-exporting economies have been downgraded, while commodity-importers have tended to benefit from the lower prices in the form of reduced inflationary, fiscal and balance-of-payment pressures.There are significant downside risks related to the impact of the upcoming monetary policy normalization in the United States, ongoing uncertainties in the Euro area and potential spillover from geopolitical conflicts and persistent vulnerabilities in emerging economies.The risk factors are not only interconnected but could be mutually reinforcing and could possibly lead to weaker than expected expansion of the global economy.The overall subdued performance of the world economy since the global financial crisis has raised concerns of a “new normal” of lower growth. The broad-based weakness in investment worldwide not only holds back current growth, but also reduces potential growth in the future.“It is somewhat concerning that, despite highly accommodative monetary policies and historically low global interest rates, real investment has been weak in many parts of the world since the global financial crisis,” said Ingo Pitterle, the Development Policy and Analysis Division team leader for the report. read more

Lady Hale breaks from tradition with smiling Grays Inn portrait

September 25, 2019

She’s a trailblazer in more ways than one. And Baroness Hale, the first female president of the Supreme Court, has again broken new ground as she becomes the only smiling portrait to hang in the hall of one of London’s illustrious Inns of Court. Lady Hale, 73, who was appointed to the role last year, had her portrait painted by David Cobley after Gray’s Inn commissioned it to hang in the hall. The Supreme Court judge is a member of the Inn, which called her to the bar in 1969. The unconventional portrait, due to be installed in August, is only the third depicting a female judge to hang at the Inn, with one of the others also being of Lady Hale and the third showing Dame Rose Heilbron, the Inn’s first female Treasurer. It will hang alongside portraits of Lord Birkenhead, former Lord Chancellor, and Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, former Lord Chief Justice, who retired last year. In the same hall are portraits of Queen Elizabeth I, who was patron lady of the Inn, Lord Burghley, her secretary of state, and Sir Francis Walsingham, her principal secretary. Mr Cobley said the portrait had been a “privilege” to paint.  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. “The other are a little more austere. Probably uniquely among them she is smiling.”The painting has also attracted comment for a pot of red ballpoint pens which is prominent at the front of the frame. Mr Cobley said they were intended to communicate the judge’s approachable nature. “The red provided a bit of colour in the foreground but it does suggest something of the common touch, which is what I referred to earlier. “Although she is at the top of her field, her profession, she does have a very easy way with her and I wanted to try and get that across if I could, to make a bit of a connection with the viewer,” he said. Lady Hale, a family law specialist, has previously been described as the “Beyoncé of the legal profession” due to her popularity among young lawyers and students.  “I found Lady Hale an extremely amiable, friendly, likeable person. “She has an incredibly important job but really does have the common touch and we just got on very well. She smiles a lot, so it seemed to be a natural thing to do,” he told the Daily Telegraph. Tony Harking, under treasurer of the Inn, said: “The style of the painting is somewhat different to the others, really reflecting her very unique style.  read more