U.S. Soccer Claims It Pays Women’s Team More Than Men’s

U.S. Soccer claims that players on the But a spokeswoman for the World Cup champion women immediately skewered the claim as “utterly false” and “a ruse.”   letter and fact sheet released Monday amid the women’s Those figures, Cordeiro noted, did not include benefits that only the women received, including health care and a retirement plan; nor did the total include the “unprecedented investments” made by U.S. Soccer in the women’s program as a whole. scheduled mediation between the federation and the women’s team over a “In the weeks ahead, we’ll focus on preparing for mediation and resolving this matter in the best interests of the [women’s national team] and U.S. Soccer,” Cordeiro wrote. “I want you to know that U.S. …

Overseas student visa service ‘needs fixing’

Cardiff University: ‘Visa delay could cost £200k’ ‘Breaking down walls not building them’ Home Office investigated over student visa cheat claims Overseas students forced to leave UK want refunds Until last November, students were able to arrange document checks through their local post offices. Now, universities say applicants too often face: waits of at least two weeks, sometimes longer, for appointments difficulties accessing and processing information online a support line charging £2.50 a minute paying up to £200, on top of the cost of the visa, for a premium service, still not getting appointments but being refused refunds long journeys to Sopra Steria centres for fast-track appointments Elisa Calcagni, who is studying for a doctorate at Cambridge and comes from …

NI to share in 300m growth deals funding

The £300m growth deals funding will be shared across Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The government said the Northern Ireland funding would be to support growth deals in “mid south west Northern Ireland and Causeway Coast and Glens” and also to complete a deal for Londonderry and the north west. Analysis: New PM’s tour bringing cheer via cash by Enda McClafferty, BBC News NI political correspondent Boris Johnson is on a mission to lift the mood of the country and as part of that plan he is bringing a pot of money around the devolved regions. It includes a share of £300m to stimulate new investment in regions such as Causeway Coast and Glens and the south-west of Northern Ireland, …

UK delays no-deal medicine transport contract

The later deadline allows more time for the procurement process, but means a contract is likely to be in place only a week before the government’s agreed date for leaving the EU of 31 October, leaving limited time in case of problems over contracts or overruns. ‘Tight time frame’ The process could be subject to delays, said Andrew Dean, a former senior government adviser and procurement law expert. “Disgruntled bidders, internal approvals or just bad luck could block DHSC from entering into the contracts for weeks if not months,” he said. The government came in for criticism for running up a bill of £80m trying to arrange ferry contracts in preparation for the 23 March Brexit deadline. One firm, Seaborne …

Russia Is Still Trying To Meddle In U.S. Elections, FBI Chief Warns

“The Russians are absolutely intent on trying to interfere with our elections,” Wray said during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.  highly anticipated testimony before Congress. Mueller will be grilled by lawmakers about his Trump has repeatedly shrugged off reports of Russian election interference, even “All the sanctions, all the talk, they’re still at it?” Graham asked, referring to Russia.  Wray told Graham that the FBI has “significant resources devoted” to thwarting foreign influence in the upcoming election and did not suggest the agency needed more funds or authority from Congress to address the issue. “We have been warned in closed sessions about the Russian plans to corrupt this next election and they’re very specific,” Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) Download Join …

Boris Johnson Officially Appointed UK Prime Minister After Meeting Queen

Speaking outside Downing Street, he said he would take the UK out of the European Union by Oct. 31 “no ifs, no buts” and hit out at “pessimists.” Johnson is expected to announce the members of his new cabinet this evening. A source close to Johnson said the new prime minister would “build a cabinet showcasing all the talents within the party that truly reflect modern Britain.” Her speech in Downing Street was disrupted, by a cry of “stop Brexit” from a protester outside, in reply she joked: “I think not.” Flanked by husband Philip, she said: “I repeat my warm congratulations to Boris on winning the Conservative leadership election. “Their successes will be our country’s successes, and I hope …

Mueller Report Did Not Exonerate Trump, Mueller Says

Robert Mueller’s report was a “total exoneration,” Mueller on Wednesday confirmed it was not. “No,” Mueller said. “It is not what the report said.” This is not the first time that Mueller has said the investigation didn’t exonerate the president. In his report, Mueller wrote that he could not determine that the president did not commit a crime, but cited an Office of Legal Counsel opinion that a sitting president could not be indicted while in office — an opinion which was reiterated during the testimony.  “The statement would be that you would not indict,” Mueller said. “Under the OLC opinion, a sitting president cannot be indicted. It would be unconstitutional.” RELATED COVERAGE What To Expect From Robert Mueller's Testimony To …

Trump administration proposal could kick 3 million off food stamps

(CNN)The Trump administration wants to tighten the rules governing who qualifies for food stamps, which could end up stripping more than 3 million people of their benefits. Republicans have long argued that this expanded eligibility option is a “loophole” that permits those with higher incomes and assets to get public assistance. GOP lawmakers have tried to limit it several times — including in last year’s farm bill, though it didn’t make it into the final version. The proposed USDA rule is expected to save $2.5 billion a year. “For too long, this loophole has been used to effectively bypass important eligibility guidelines,” said Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, who pointed out on a call with reporters that a millionaire in Minnesota …

Arsenio Hall confirms that he’ll be in the ‘Coming to America’ sequel

(CNN)The Prince of Zamunda will not be alone in the “Coming to America” sequel. The film will be directed by Craig Brewer and Kenya Barris is executive producing. Little is known about the new plot. In the original, African Prince Akeem comes to Queens, New York, to avoid an arranged marriage. The film also starred James Earl Jones, Shari Headley and John Amos. According to Deadline, “Akeem learns about a long-lost son, and must return to America to meet the unlikely heir to the throne of Zamunda.” The as-yet untitled “Coming to America” sequel is scheduled to hit theaters on August 7, 2020. Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Here’s a little secret about Donald Trump’s plans tomorrow

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump, according to President Donald Trump, won’t be watching former special counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony to the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees on Wednesday. Unless he does. Consider what we know of this President: 1) He has, long before getting into politics, been a cable TV addict 2) His TV watching habits haven’t diminished in office — as aides have carved out “executive time” designed for Trump watch the tube and tweet about what he sees 3) He has long fixated on Mueller and the broader special counsel probe, dedicated hundreds of tweets over the past two years to discrediting the investigators and their findings Just look at Trump’s last few days. He’s repeatedly made mention of …

Nadler: Mueller Hearing To Air Evidence Of Trump Wrongdoing

Days before back-to-back hearings Wednesday, both sides seemed to agree that Mueller’s testimony could be pivotal in shifting public opinion on the question of “holding the president accountable.” “We have to present — or let Mueller present — those facts to the American people … because the administration must be held accountable and no president can be above the law,” Nadler said. Mueller has said he doesn’t intend to speak beyond the findings of the report in congressional hearings. The examples include Trump’s directions to then-White House counsel Donald McGahn to have Mueller removed and, later, orders from Trump to McGahn to deny that happened. Democrats also will focus questioning on a series of meetings Trump had with former campaign …

‘Murder’ investigation after social club death

Image copyright Daily Record Image caption The death of a man following a disturbance outside a social club for Edinburgh City football team makes the front page of the Daily Record. Andy McCarron worked for property developer David Love, who paid tribute to the 49-year-old on social media. Image copyright The Herald Image caption The Herald reports that Boris Johnson will visit Scotland to launch a “charm offensive” and reinforce the Union if he becomes prime minister. The story also details how a number of ministers opposed to a no-deal Brexit are preparing to resign. Image copyright The Scotsman Image caption Similarly, Philip Hammond’s shock announcement is The Scotsman’s lead story with further cabinet resignations expected this week. Mr Hammond …

New photos of Prince George released to mark his 6th birthday

London (CNN)Kensington Palace has released a new series of photos to mark Prince George’s sixth birthday on Monday. In the third photo, the future king is seen outdoors in front of a leafy backdrop, wearing blue and white striped shorts and a green polo shirt.