Day: January 1, 2018

Tess Torelli January 1, 2018

Matthew Lloyd | Bloomberg | Getty Images Richard Cousins, chief executive officer of Compass Group Plc, gestures during an interview in London, U.K., on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. The U.K. economy grew faster than estimated in the second quarter, extending a recovery from a recession that was not as severe as previously thought. The CEO […]

Tess Torelli January 1, 2018

China on Friday denied reports it has been illicitly selling oil products to North Korea, after U.S. President Donald Trump said he was not happy that China had allowed oil to reach the isolated nation. Trump said on Twitter the previous day that China had been “caught” allowing oil into North Korea and that would […]

Tess Torelli January 1, 2018

The state banned “loco-weed” in 1913, according to a history by the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, the pot advocacy group known as NORML. The first attempt to undo that by voter initiative in 1972 failed, but three years later felony possession of less than an ounce was downgraded to a misdemeanor. […]

Tess Torelli January 1, 2018

ESPN President John Skipper resigned on Monday in order to deal with substance abuse issues. Skipper, who joined ESPN in 1997 as senior vice president and general manager of ESPN The Magazine, has been president of the company since 2012. Former ESPN president and executive chairman George Bodenheimer will serve as acting chair for the […]

Vinnyd January 1, 2018

Women’s sport continues to grow in popularity, professionalism and exposure but is the media keeping up? In this special episode of The Ticket, host Tracey Holmes, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, and Olympians Ellia Green and Taliqua Clancy discuss media attitudes to women’s sport, and the new WINS Initiative, which is connecting Australian women sports […]

Tess Torelli January 1, 2018

Over and over during the 30-minute session, Trump cast his performance in terms so grandiose and extreme as to be self-evidently false. Taken together, his comments signaled an inability to grasp conditions in the country, the limitations of his own capacities and the nature of the office he holds. Here are some examples: – He […]

Tess Torelli January 1, 2018

In 2010, as congressional Democrats moved to enact Obamacare, Sen. Orrin Hatch echoed fellow Republicans in denouncing “trillion-dollar deficits as far as the eye can see.” In fact, the record trillion-dollar deficit former President Barack Obama inherited was falling even then as the economy recovered from recession and financial crisis. By the time Obama left […]