Trump picks Jerome Powell to succeed Yellen as Fed chair

first_img continue reading » President Donald Trump nominated Jerome Powell to run the Federal Reserve once current Chair Janet Yellen’s term expires, in a move widely expected and one unlikely to disturb the roaring stock market.Trump made the announcement during a Thursday afternoon ceremony in the Rose Garden.The move follows an extended period of speculation over who would be named to head the central bank, whose aggressive policies have been considered crucial to a climate of low interest rates, surging job creation and booming asset prices.“Today is an important milestone on the path to restoring economic opportunity to the American people,” Trump said with Powell standing to his right and the prospective chairman’s family nearby. The president said the Fed requires “strong, sound and steady leadership” and Powell “will provide exactly that type of leadership.” 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

The Ministry of Tourism provided HRK 400.000 for the promotion of professional occupations in tourism

first_imgGrants are awarded to projects that promote a new tourism product to strengthen the overall competitiveness of the destination in which the school is located, based on connecting public, civil, private sector and science (development), positive effects on environmental protection, introduction of new technologies and inclusion of strategically defined special forms of tourism (nautical, health, cultural, business, golf, cycling, rural and mountain, eno and gastro, youth, social, etc.)… The Ministry of Tourism has been implementing the program for encouraging vocational occupations since 2009, and so far a total of almost HRK 4 million in grants has been allocated for various secondary vocational school projects.  You can see more information about the selected projects HERE The goal of the Program is to improve the quality of hospitality and tourism staff and secondary vocational education in general in the tourism sector through the promotion, strengthening of competencies and raising the quality of human resources and raising the quality of staff in the hospitality industry.  The Ministry of Tourism has announced the results of the tender for the award of grants in 2019. Based on the program “Occupation Promotion” – PROMOTION AND STRENGTHENING OF COMPETENCIES OF PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS FOR TOURISM in 2019, a total of HRK 427.711,40 was approved for 13 approved projects.last_img read more

Louis van Gaal: Manchester United boss says loss down to Murphy’s law

first_imgManchester United manager Louis van Gaal put his side’s 2-1 defeat by FC Midtjylland down to Murphy’s law.Memphis Depay put the visitors ahead in the first leg of their Europa League last-32 tie, but Pione Sisto and Paul Onuachu gave the hosts victory.Van Gaal, already without 13 players, lost David de Gea during the warm-up and used an adage that means anything that can go wrong will go wrong.”It is the law of Murphy I think,” the Dutchman told BT Sport.”A lot of things are happening in the heads of the players and in the first 10 or 15 minutes we were not so good.”Van Gaal felt his side improved as the first half went on and could have scored more goals. But he added: “In the second half we didn’t win any duels, any second balls. You cannot afford a second goal, but we could have scored also.”Jesse Lingard had two remarkable chances.”‘Nothing to do with attitude’At the end of the game, United fans in the MCH Arena made it clear they were not impressed with their side’s display.Van Gaal accepted the second-half performance was not good enough, but defended the attitude of his players.”The fans can criticise,” he said. “They can do it because when you see the second half, maybe they are right. We have to improve and then the fans shall support us again. “All the players want to perform in an excellent way.”It is not a case of attitude. We were not winning the second balls – that is my analysis.”De Gea set for scanDe Gea hobbled out of the warm-up with a knee problem, but Sergio Romero proved an able deputy – making several fine saves.Van Gaal was unable to say how long his first-choice goalkeeper would be out for. He said: “We have to wait for a scan, then maybe we can say more but it was a big surprise.”last_img read more