3 days ago​Alcohol banned in Amsterdam before Chelsea clash

first_img​Alcohol banned in Amsterdam before Chelsea clashby Freddie Taylor3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAmsterdam’s Red Light District will see an alcohol ban in effect before Chelsea face off against Ajax in the UEFA Champions League.The Dutch authorities in Amsterdam do not want to have any fan incidents on their hands.It is why they are ensuring that everyone is well behaved in the lead up to the 6:55pm kick off for the game.There will be no alcohol sales between 12pm and 6pm on that day, with any establishment that flaunts the law facing fines of up to 1,200 euros.The report of the alcohol ban comes from the AS newspaper in Spain.”Traditionally, foreign football fans go to the Red Light District before a game. This is accompanied by a lot of drinking. Previously, residents and businesses in the area have suffered huge inconvenience and the police have had to intervene,” said a statement in AS. About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Listen: Texas WR Daje Johnson Released A Rap Single, ‘Dealer’, About Dealing Drugs

first_imgA closeup of a Texas Longhorns cheerleader.AUSTIN, TX – OCTOBER 27: A cheerleader of the Texas Longhorns show Hook’em Horns during the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium October 27, 2007 in Austin, Texas. Texas won 28-25. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)Texas wide receiver Daje Johnson recently released a rap single titled, “Dealer,” and, well, it’s focused on a topic you don’t want a student-athlete to be rapping about. The single, appropriately titled, is about dealing drugs. The track opens, “If you lookin’ for the dealer, I got the plug. Probly catch him with the reefer.” Here’s the full song. It contains lyrics that are not safe for work. Johnson has had somewhat of a troubled career with the Longhorns, catching just five passes for -7 yards in 2014. Reaction to the single getting released was expectedly critical. The 5-foot-10, 184-pound senior later apologized for the song. I apologize for my prior post Dealer. I assure you that I’m still focused on my goals this season…… I just make music for fun— Daje’ Johnson (@BL4CKM4KO) July 8, 2015Texas opens its 2015 season Sept. 5 against Notre Dame. [Burnt Orange Nation]last_img read more

New insights into molecular motors could help treat neurological disorders

first_imgBy Dr. Liji Thomas, MDJul 15 2019A new study reported in Nature Communications has discovered activators for molecules that act as motors to move materials around within nerve cells.Nerve cells form the basis of the nervous system in animals, as they transfer information between the various sensory and effector organs of the body and the brain and spinal cord. However, this function relies heavily on the transport of several proteins and other molecules between various parts of the cell.A nerve cell comprises a cell body, and multiple short branches called dendrites. It also has a long projection called the axon which carries signals away from the neuron. Nerve cells also have tiny tubular tracks composed of microtubules along which cargo is moved to and from the dendrites and axons by an attached molecular motor called KIF1C.Human cells synthesize many types of motor molecules, called kinesins and dyneins. These carry cargo towards opposite ends of the cell, and both motors are often present on cargoes so that they can change direction if their progress is hindered. However, there is still a vast field for research into the regulation of KIF1C in both space and time within cells, to allow its application in a host of neurological disorders. Researcher Anne Straube says, “If we understand how motors are shut off and on, we may be able to design cellular transport machines with altered properties. These could potentially be transferred into patients with defect cellular transport to compensate for the defects. Alternatively they can be used for nanotechnology to build new materials by exploiting their ability to concentrate enzymes or chemical reagents. We are also studying the properties of the motors with patient mutations to understand why they function less well.” There are 45 kinesins, but only a few of them are actually understood, in terms of what sets the motors in action. Among them, KIF1C is the fastest motor in nerve cells, and is used for various processes within the neuron that require cargo transport in either direction. Defects in this motor underlie several debilitating nerve disorders, including hereditary spastic paraplegia, that is known to affect about 135,000 people the world over. Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are other conditions which are also linked to poorly functioning molecular motors.KIF1C is a typical molecular motor, a protein which acts as a chemical-to-mechanical energy converter. This helps it to carry diverse loads in dense core vesicles within the cell. KIF1C also transports molecules called integrins that are important for cell adhesions.Related StoriesNanoparticles used to deliver CRISPR gene editing tools into the cellNeural pathways explain the relationship between imagination and willingness to helpPosterior parietal cortex plays crucial role in making decisions, research showsKIF1C must remain at rest while the loading process is underway, and move the cargo once loading is complete until it is actually offloaded at the end of the trip. When compared to motor size, nerve cells are incredibly long, up to 3 feet. The transport system must be foolproof at the same time to avoid inhibition of nerve function.The current study at the University of Warwick was aimed at unraveling the mechanism of activation/inactivation of KIF1C. The scientists found that the inactive state of the KIF1C molecular motor is related to its autoinhibition, caused by the infolding of the molecule on itself. This causes its stalk to link to the part that attaches to the microtubules forming the tracks, and so keeps it out of action.When its function is required, it utilizes two other proteins on the cargo, called PTNPN21 and Hook3. Either of these proteins attaches to the stalk of the KIF1C molecule, which results in its unfolding and activation. The outcome is that it slots into the tracks and starts to run along them, rather like a marathoner beginning the race at the starter’s gun.When these proteins are present, they increase the rate at which the KIF1C lands on the tracks by about 40%. Thus the cargo is able to activate the KIF1C motor when loaded. This may be one way in which kinesins can transport cargo both ways without contradictory pulls. When these proteins are present, they can rescue the function of cells that lack adequate KIF1C expression.If this discovery is confirmed, it could be used to start up or increase motor activity to shift required cargo within neurons to normalize the functioning in KIF1C-depleted nerve cell disorders. The team is currently considering work on hereditary spastic paraplegia. Intracellular transport, kinesin motor proteins transport molecules moving across microtubules, 3D illustration. Kateryna Kon / Shutterstock Journal reference:PTPN21 and Hook3 relieve KIF1C autoinhibition and activate intracellular transport, Nida Siddiqui, Alexander James Zwetsloot, Alice Bachmann, Daniel Roth, Hamdi Hussain, Jonathan Brandt, Irina Kaverina & Anne Straube, Nature Communications volume 10, Article number: 2693 (2019) DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-10644-9, https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-10644-9last_img read more

Economists cash in on efficient highperformance computing method

Economists have previously made little use of high-performance computers (HPC) in their research. This is despite the fact that the complex interactions and heterogeneity of their models can quickly cause them to reach hundreds of dimensions, which cannot be calculated using conventional methods. In the past, simplified models were therefore often formulated for answering complex questions. These models solved some problems, but they could also provide false predictions, explains Simon Scheidegger, Senior Assistant at the University of Zurich’s Department of Banking and Finance. For example, quantitatively studying optimal monetary policy in the wake of a financial crisis cannot be properly achieved using the conventional methods. However, calculating high-dimensional models on a supercomputer is not easy either. Until recently, researchers lacked appropriate numerical analysis and highly efficient software. Bayesian model selection shows extremely polarized behavior when the models are wrong Explore further More information: More Information: www.pasc-ch.org/projects/solid … -agent-macro-models/ Aryan Eftekhari et al. Parallelized Dimensional Decomposition for Large-Scale Dynamic Stochastic Economic Models, Proceedings of the Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing Conference on – PASC ’17 (2017). DOI: 10.1145/3093172.3093234 Provided by Swiss National Supercomputing Centre Citation: Economists cash in on efficient, high-performance computing method (2018, February 22) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-02-economists-cash-efficient-high-performance-method.html The curse of dimensionalityUnlike in physics models, in which time is considered as a fourth dimension alongside the three spatial dimensions, economic models have to consider ten- or even a hundred-times more dimensions. Even a “simple” model of pension insurance in a single country, which aims to depict the prosperity of its society at each year of age, clearly shows how quickly a higher dimensionality is reached: “If we assume that people will live to 80 years old on average and will be earning from the age of 20, and want to determine prosperity for each year of age, we already have 60 dimensions,” explains Scheidegger. What’s more, people make their current decisions while taking into account future uncertainties. Ideally, a model should consider all these influences.There are two main sticking points in calculating such complex economic models. The first is recursively approximating the high-dimensional functions using many iteration steps. At the same time, systems of non-linear equations must be solved at millions of grid points that describe the model. Calculating such a model can take hours and sometimes days of computing time, even on high-performance supercomputers like Piz Daint.Nested modelTo find a highly efficient solution method that can recursively calculate the economic decision-making rules (known as policy functions), the researchers combined so-called sparse grids with a high-dimensional model reduction framework. “The resulting linear combination of sparse grids, which describe the model and thus the policy functions, are nested together like a Russian doll, and are lined up in such a way that they optimally approximate and describe the original high-dimensional space,” explains Scheidegger. The beauty of it is that the code to calculate the individual grids and their combination is highly parallelised. Even in small models with “only” 50 dimensions, the method efficiently scales up on Piz Daint to as many as 1,000 computer nodes at the same time. In simple terms, the dimensional decomposition framework ensures that only the relevant grid points and dimensions that describe the model under consideration need to be calculated. To further minimise the time required to solve the functions and keep communication between the processors and the processes running on them highly efficient, the researchers also used a hybrid parallelisation scheme (message passing interface (MPI) and Intel(R) threading building blocks (TBB)).Scheidegger and his colleagues have thus developed a method that takes significant account of the heterogeneities and avoids oversimplification. It also works generically and so can be applied to a variety of issues-from public finance models, such as state pensions, to central bank models. “As is the case in computer-aided physics or chemistry, the new method should enable models in economics to be solved fundamentally, that is ab initio, and then confronted with real-world data and adapted as necessary,” says Scheidegger.Further research on this topic will be conducted in a project for the Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing (PASC). This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. read more

Disney streaming service sets November launch

first_img In March 2019, Walt Disney Co. closed its $71 billion deal for the film and television assets of 21st Century Fox as the “legacy” producers controlling Hollywood seek to fend off Netflix and other streaming firms including Amazon Disney announced Thursday that its video streaming service would launch in the US in November, spotlighting its blockbuster-making studios as it takes on powerhouse Netflix. Explore further Citation: Disney+ streaming service sets November launch (2019, April 12) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-04-disney-streaming-november.html Big spending on showsDisney will invest heavily in the new streaming service, which is not expected to become profitable until 2024, chief financial officer Christine McCarthy told investors. Apple’s rivals in streaming video The company said that after launching in the US on November 12 at $6.99 per month, Disney+ will gradually expand internationally, starting in Europe.Disney is among some of the biggest names in the media and tech world gearing up to move into streaming, in what could be a major challenge to market leader Netflix.Disney plans to make the streaming service available in all major regions of the world within two years.The service will offer Disney’s films and TV shows, along with the library it acquired from Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox. That includes the “Star Wars” and Marvel superhero franchises and ABC television content.Last month Walt Disney Co. closed its $71 billion deal for the film and television assets of 21st Century Fox as the “legacy” producers controlling Hollywood seek to fend off Netflix and other streaming firms including Amazon.Details about Disney+ were shared by executives at an annual investor day, where chief executive Bob Iger said the streaming service would combine the strengths of Disney and the assets acquired from Fox.”The Disney+ platform is being built on that foundation, one that no other content or technology company can rival,” Iger said.”We knew the best approach to the market was to create great content and distribute it in innovative ways. It is that simple.”Disney+ will combine offerings from powerhouse brands including Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars with content from Hulu and sports network ESPN.Disney stressed plans to use its coveted content, and original creations to come, to differentiate itself in the increasingly competitive streaming television market.The entertainment colossus was arranging to get Disney+ on a broad array of smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles, set-top boxes and smart televisions, according to executives. © 2019 AFP Disney’s video streaming service will offer Disney’s films and TV shows, along with the library it acquired from Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. The company projected that it would have from 60 million to 90 million subscribers by that time, with two-thirds of them outside the United States.”We will be aggressive in our efforts, and we believe we will succeed,” McCarthy said.But John Meyer, an analyst and Transpire Ventures partner said he strongly believes Disney will not become a threat to Netflix.”Netflix now knows what people want more than anybody,” he said.Disney+ will launch “with a robust library of theatrical and television content” and will release more than 25 original series and 10 original films, documentaries and specials in its first year, according to the company.Netflix and Amazon spend billions of dollars on original content for their rival streaming television services, hoping to win viewer loyalty with must-watch films or shows.At the same time, Google-owned YouTube has been steadily evolving from a global video sharing platform to an Internet-age television service.With Hollywood stars galore, Apple last month unveiled its streaming video plans along with news and game subscription offerings as part of an effort to shift its focus to digital content and services to break free of its reliance on iPhone sales.The Apple TV+ on-demand, ad-free subscription service will launch this year in 100 countries, the company said.This year is also expected to see the launch of a streaming television service from WarnerMedia, the media-entertainment division of AT&T acquired in an $85-billion deal.The new entrants, with more expected, could launch a formidable challenge to Netflix, which has about 140 million paid subscribers in 190 markets, and to other services such as Amazon Prime.Netflix is likely to feel pain, not only from intense competition, but also from the loss of content from the big libraries of Disney and Time Warner.last_img read more

Insect behavior miniature blimps may unlock the key to military swarming technology

first_img Citation: Insect behavior, miniature blimps may unlock the key to military swarming technology (2019, May 15) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-05-insect-behavior-miniature-blimps-key.html Don Sofge, lead for the distributed autonomous systems group at NRL, and his team are working to further research for autonomous super swarms. Their goal is to fly more than 100 controlled miniature blimps this year.Georgia Tech researchers created the miniature blimp platform and continue to provide design upgrades in collaboration with Sofge’s group. This year, they are upgrading the motors, adding sensors and making design tweaks.”The process is a constant give-and-take with design and scale,” Sofge said. “It’s better to start with a simple design. You start with something that works and then make incremental changes. There are challenges with design and there are challenges with scaling. So we are redesigning and then scaling up to produce the 100 blimps. We are taking it one step at a time.”The Science of SwarmingOne of the goals for Sofge’s research is to understand the potential uses for swarms of autonomous systems—both defensive and offensive. Some desired emergent behaviors include protecting an asset, providing area coverage, conducting reconnaissance missions, or simply moving in formation from one location to another.He likens individual autonomous agents to ants in a colony. Ants perform actions often equated with the functions of a society, but they do not have a central control. The possibility of replicating individual behaviors in autonomous systems is of great interest to researchers.”We are using these as platforms to demonstrate swarm behaviors,” Sofge said. “Behaviors are programmed into each agent individually. The idea is that each agent is making its own decisions, sensing the world around it so that the action of the group results in some desirable emergent behavior.””In order to get the swarm to do something useful, you have to think about how to program the individual,” he said. “What behaviors or algorithms are running on the individual agent? In nature, most colony or swarm systems have no centralized control. Each individual is basically interacting with its environment, but collectively they are able to do very interesting and useful things.” Engineers to Develop Robot Swarms from MARS Credit: Naval Research Laboratory Sofge and his team plan to design such behaviors to scale up emergent swarming behavior to involve as many as 10,000 autonomous systems.”If you are working with a traditional centralized control architecture you have to deal with the challenges of communicating with 10,000 agents individually,” Sofge said. “You can’t assume everyone knows where everyone else is because they are only interacting locally based on what they sense and the decisions they are making and the actions they are taking locally.”The NRL research team is also working to establish a seamless networking architecture. They are leveraging existing network architectures and protocols for large numbers of objects working together. Each object in a swarm is dynamic and its location is never fixed. The object may move in and out of the network, which makes overlaying a network architecture extremely difficult.Autonomous objects in a swarm must deal with a challenge common in military environments: communication. The U.S. Department of Defense operates all over the world, from the chilling Arctic to hot tropical forests. Staying in communication with an agent despite inhospitable environments and potential enemy jamming is something Sofge and his team must keep in mind as they develop swarming technology.The History of Autonomy Imitating LifeThe study of swarming behavior at NRL began in the 1990s and was founded on the concept of physicomimetics, a physics-based approach that models the behavior of charged particles interacting with one another. Later, swarming approaches developed at NRL were biology-inspired by animal swarms, such as bees, ants and birds in nature.”In physicomimetics, you define objects as being particle types and create force laws to describe action between those particle types,” Sofge said. “By choosing your particle type and force laws appropriately you could get swarms of agents to do interesting things, like move in formation and flow around objects.”Using bio-inspired concepts such as quorum sensing, an ability that bacteria use to communicate and coordinate via signaling molecules, Sofge’s team demonstrated complex group decision-making using simple agent-based behaviors.NRL’s researchers have advanced physicomimetics and nature-inspired techniques for teams of autonomous systems and plan to continue to develop new algorithms for swarming behaviors. The most recent findings have advanced swarm technology and show potential for making advances in human-machine interfaces. Explore further Researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory flew a fleet of 30 miniature autonomous blimps in unison to test the swarming behavior of autonomous systems. The blimps responded to each other while in flight and responded to changing conditions. Provided by Naval Research Laboratory This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

AP Assembly Council unanimously pass resolutions seeking Special Category Status

first_imgAndhra Pradesh June 18, 2019 COMMENT politics national politics SHARE SHARE EMAIL The Andhra Pradesh Assembly and the State Legislative Council unanimously passed resolutions urging the Centre to grant the promised Special Category Status (SCS) to the State while rejecting any special package in lieu of the promised SCS.Moving the resolution, Chief Minister Jaganmohan Reddy said previously the TDP government during its tenure had accepted a special package instead of the promised SCS and even the Assembly had passed a resolution. “To set the record straight, my Government is moving the resolution and urging the Centre to accord SCS to the State, immediately, respecting the wishes and sentiments of the five crore people of Andhra Pradesh and honouring the promise made on the floor of the Rajya Sabha at the time of the bifurcation of the State,” he said.He said the TDP government was responsible for the State not getting the SCS, as it did not pursue the matter in right earnest from the beginning. “In fact, it was a done deal. When the UPA was in power, in March 2014 the Union Cabinet, had sanctioned SCS to Andhra Pradesh and sent the recommendation to the Planning Commission to get it implemented. Even after the NDA government assumed charge in 2014, of which the TDP was also a member, the Planning Commission was in existence till the end of 2014. It was during this period the then Chief Minister, N Chandrababu Naidu, should have exerted pressure on the Planning Commission to secure SCS for the State. Subsequently, the Planning Commission was replaced by the NITI Aayog and the State government had accepted the special package and lost heavily..”Then, several YSR Congress members including ministers criticised the former chief minister for his stand on the matter and at times heckled him.Chandrababu Naidu’s response The former chief minister said, “You are indulging in mud-slinging and distorting facts and blaming me. In all earnestness, we tried to secure the SCS for the State, but the NDA government did not honour the promise given on the floor of the House by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The special package was accepted, as a categorical assurance was given by the then Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, that all the benefits under the SCS would be included in the package. But subsequently it became clear to us that the NDA government did not intend to honour the promise and we walked out of the Government and the NDA. Even sacrificing the political interests of the TDP, we fought the NDA government and tried to secure the SCS for the State.”Admitting that the TDP had failed to secure the SCS for the State, he said, “We have tried sincerely and failed. Now it is your turn. People have rejected us and given you a massive mandate, 22 members of Lok Sabha from the State belong to your party. We will also support you. Get the SCS for the State. You will gain nothing by abusing me, heckling me and slinging mud on me or my party.”In the State Legislative Council, Deputy Chief Minister P Subhash Chandra Bose moved the resolution for the SCS and it was unanimously passed.Earlier, in AP Assembly K Raghupati of YSR Congress was unanimously elected the Deputy Speaker of the House. The Assembly was adjourned sine die on Tuesday. Jaganmohan Reddy meets Amit Shah, pleads for SCScenter_img Several YSR Congress members including ministers criticised the former chief minister for his stand on the matter Jagan Mohan Reddy   –  PTI COMMENTS Published on SHARE RELATED last_img read more

Karnataka cabinet approves amendments to startup policy

first_imgPublished on SHARE June 15, 2019 The Karnataka Cabinet has approved amendments to the Karnataka Start-up Policy 2015-2020. “The amendments are mainly to incorporate certain conditions from the Centre’s start-up policy such as higher turnover limit and year of limit,” Krishna Byre Gowda, Minister for Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department, said while briefing reporters after the Cabinet meet on Friday night. According to the amendments, the policy now allows a turnover limit of Rs 100 crore. Earlier, it could not exceed Rs 50 crore. The Cabinet also approved a 10-year clause for an entity to be considered a start-up. Earlier, to be considered a start-up it should not have exceeded four years from incorporation.Reacting to the changes made to the Karnataka Start-up Policy 2015-2020, Priyank Kharge, Minister for Social Welfare, who piloted the start-up policy when he was minister for IT and Tourism in the previous government, tweeted: “Good news for start-ups, State Govt has broadened the definition of a start-up to inspire more innovations in the state. Entities that will now be considered as a start-up – upto 10 years from incorporation – turnover of start-up should be within 100 crore.” SHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENTcenter_img start ups Karnataka policy COMMENTSlast_img read more

Williams back at Silverstone in his 50th year as team boss

first_img Motorsport 10 Jul 2019 Silverstone to host British GP until at least 2024 Related News {{category}} {{time}} {{title}} SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) – The British Grand Prix at Silverstone has always been a season’s highlight for Frank Williams and this weekend is no exception even if his 50th year in the sport sees his team last and without a point.Formula One’s longest serving team boss, now 77, is back in the team garage for the first time since last year’s race at Silverstone.”He doesn’t travel as he used to so he comes to Silverstone,” said daughter Claire, who effectively runs the team but carries the title of deputy principal. There has never been any question of her father stepping down.”We’re hoping he will come to Spa this year as well because you can drive there. So we’re putting those plans in at the moment.” Related Newscenter_img Motorsport 09 Jul 2019 Silverstone poised for new deal ahead of British Grand Prix Motorsport 11 Jul 2019 Hamilton can fuel the Silverstone celebrations Williams has been quadriplegic and in a wheelchair since a road accident after leaving a test in southern France in 1986, a year that ended with his team as constructors’ champions and heading for an era of dominance in the 1990s.The glory days are far in the past for the winners of nine constructors’ and seven drivers’ titles between 1980 and 1997, but Silverstone has a special place in the team’s history.The current Williams team, winners of 114 races, were founded by Frank Williams and Patrick Head in 1977 and took their first grand prix triumph at Silverstone in 1979 with the late Swiss Clay Regazzoni.”For Frank, it’s all about the future, but that was the start of what has been a phenomenal career in this sport,” said Claire. Williams had first made the step up to Formula One with British brewing scion Piers Courage racing one of his cars in 1969. ‘FROM NOTHING'”He started his own career racing himself, realised quite quickly he wasn’t any good at it — didn’t quite understand where the brakes were — and decided to be a constructor,” continued Claire.”It took him a decade to get that first grand prix win here. He fought incredibly hard. He had no money; he came from nothing. He had to sell the team at one point and then he had to again start from nothing.”But he never gave up and we talked a lot about that yesterday with the team, Frank’s resilience, his tenacity, and he really deserved that victory in 1979.”The team have not won a race since Spain in 2012 and the team have veered from third overall as recently as 2015 to their current lows of 10th in 2018 and even worse performance this season.In the early 1990s, however, Williams were the team to beat with their 1992 champion Nigel Mansell attracting huge crowds to Silverstone at the height of ‘Mansell Mania’.Claire Williams said bringing back such emotions and achievements was still the main motivation for the team.”Formula One has obviously changed dramatically since that time but nothing is unachievable in this life if you fight hard enough,” she said.”Those were the glory days of Williams and they were wonderful and it’s lovely to be able to celebrate Frank here this weekend and remind everybody of Frank’s role, not just in Williams but in Formula One as a whole.”He was part of the generation that made this sport what it is today and what we all benefit from and are so privileged to be a part of.” (Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Christian Radnedge)last_img read more

Mexican president says he sees no threat of recession

first_imgMEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday that he sees no threat of a recession in the country, striking back amid mounting concerns about the health of the economy. AdChoices广告Speaking during his regular morning news conference, Lopez Obrador brushed aside economic concerns, saying the critics were speaking out “because it bothers them a lot that we have decided to end corruption.” (Reporting by Julia Love and Lizbeth Diaz; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama) World 10 Jul 2019 Mexico’s new finance minister does not see impending recession Related News World 11 Jul 2019 ‘Best day ever!’ Internet pokes fun at Mexico’s finance minister grim-faced job acceptance {{category}} {{time}} {{title}} World 10 Jul 2019 Mexico’s new finance minister, believer in stability, takes charge of choppy economy Related Newslast_img