Scarlets and Wales fly-half Rhys Patchell Replacing Wayne Pivac, we get to know Brad Mooar the new Scarlets coach. Who Is New Wales Coach Wayne Pivac? The remarkable story of Tadhg Beirne Collapse Expand “The Scarlets is a rugby brand that’s known the world over, it is a winning club with an extremely proud history, passionate fans, and is aspirational in its goals.“It is humbling to be offered the opportunity to take the reins after the great work Wayne Pivac has led, as he moves on to the Wales job.”Related: Who is Wayne Pivac?Scarlets general manager Jon Daniels said: “Brad has a great understanding of what is required for success and how to build a winning culture.“Throughout the process we have been hugely impressed with Brad’s appreciation of Scarlets’ place in the community, his passion for developing players and the research he had done on our heritage.” Who Is New Wales Coach Wayne Pivac? Find out about the man who took over… Who Is Brad Mooar?New Zealander Brad Mooar has been announced as the man to replace Wayne Pivac as the head coach of the Scarlets at the end of the 2019 Super Rugby season. Pivac is set to become the Wales coach after the 2019 World Cup in Japan with Mooar coming in after a series of successful jobs.Most recently, he worked as an assistant coach to Scott Robertson and the Crusaders who have won the last two Super Rugby titles in a row. He has been in that role for three years and beforehand led the Southland Stags in the Mitre 10 Cup.After starting his coaching career with the Christchurch Colts and then the Canterbury Colts, Mooar eventually shifted to South Africa to coach Eastern Province Kings where he had more success leading them to a Currie Cup Division I title.He then became an assistant coach for the Southern Kings under Matt Sexton before taking up the Stags and then Crusaders roles.Mooar working with Southland Stags (Getty Images)A former fly-half with Canterbury B, Mooar progressed nicely through the ranks before taking his career overseas. He quickly returned to Christchurch though to take up coaching.Interestingly, he is also a former solicitor who was admitted as barrister and solicitor to the High Court of New Zealand in 1997. Mooar will bring plenty of experience to the role and will look to carry on the success of Pivac – who won the Pro12 with Scarlets in 2017.Mooar said of the move: “The opportunity to take on the role of head coach at the Scarlets is simply too good to pass up and is both an exciting challenge for myself, and a fantastic opportunity for my family to experience life on the other side of the world.” How do you think Mooar is going to get on? LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news from the world of rugby. Scarlets and Wales fly-half Rhys Patchell talks funny… Expand Tadhg Beirne nearly quit rugby two years ago,… The remarkable story of Tadhg Beirne Scarlets and Wales fly-half Rhys Patchell
Home / Daily Dose / Yellen Talks Economic Outlook as Tenure Winds Down Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Nicole Casperson is the Associate Editor of DS News and MReport. She graduated from Texas Tech University where she received her M.A. in Mass Communications and her B.A. in Journalism. Casperson previously worked as a graduate teaching instructor at Texas Tech’s College of Media and Communications. Her thesis will be published by the International Communication Association this fall. To contact Casperson, e-mail: [email protected] Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Janet Yellen,Chair of the Board of GovernorsFederal Reserve SystemAndrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesFederal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen delivered her Economic Outlook testimony on Wednesday—which could be her last appearance before Congress before she leaves the Fed in February.Overall, Yellen said that the U.S. economy has strengthened further this year. Despite adversity caused by the recent natural disasters, noting that job gains averaged about 170,000 per month from January through October—as 17 million more Americans are employed now than eight years ago.Meanwhile, the unemployment rate, 4.1 percent in October, “has fallen 0.6 percentage point since the turn of the year and is nearly 6 percentage points below its peak in 2010.”However, even with an increase in economic growth and stronger employment, Yellen addressed that inflation has continued to run below the 2 percent rate goal of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC).“In my view, the recent lower readings on inflation likely reflect transitory factors, Yellen said before the Joint Economic Committee. “As these transitory factors fade, I anticipate that inflation will stabilize around 2 percent over the medium term.”Yellen discussed changes to the target range for the federal fund rate will continue to be the FOMC’s primary means of adjusting the stance of monetary policy, suggesting that the committee should maintain the existing target range for the gradual rate hike.“We continue to expect that gradual increases in the federal fund’s rate will be appropriate to sustain a healthy labor market and stabilize inflation around the FOMC’s 2 percent objective,” Yellen said.Yellen’s potential successor, Jerome Powell discussed interest rates Tuesday morning during his hearing before the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.Powell said, under his leadership, the Fed would at least consider raising interest rates in the near term. “Conditions are supportive of doing that,” said Powell, but he declined to make any specific commitments on the subject.Further economic outlook was reported through the Fed’s Beige Book, and according to the report’s national summary, economic activity increased at a “modest to moderate pace” across all 12 districts in October and mid-November.The Fed’s report added residential real estate activity remained constrained, with most districts reporting small growth in sales or construction. Conversely, nonresidential activity was consistent with previous reports of slight growth.Although price pressures have strengthened, most districts reported “modest to moderate growth in selling prices and moderate increases in non-labor input costs.”Specifically, construction-material costs increased in most regions, with many districts attributing higher lumber costs in demand for materials due to hurricane rebuilding efforts. Yellen Talks Economic Outlook as Tenure Winds Down Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Federal Reserve Chair HOUSING Janet Yellen Jerome Powell mortgage 2017-11-29 Nicole Casperson Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Journal, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago November 29, 2017 2,209 Views Tagged with: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Federal Reserve Chair HOUSING Janet Yellen Jerome Powell mortgage About Author: Nicole Casperson Print This Post Previous: Pending Home Sales Rebound, or Not . . . Next: Ginnie Mae’s Bright Future The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe
Source: ArômeFrench bakery Arôme is set to open its first permanent bricks and mortar site in The Yards shopping mall, Covent Garden.The artisan bakery has signed a new lease with Longmartin Properties on a 2,000 sq ft store at 9 Mercer Street, Covent Garden. The deal marks its first permanent site in the UK, which is due to open in November.Created by pâtissier Alex Andre and backed by restauranteur Ellen Chew’s Chew on This group, the bakery’s new lease follows its pop-up store in Soho earlier this year.The menu will retain its French patisserie roots whilst exploring multicultural flavours from Singapore and Japan, Arôme said. Its offering will include Gula Melaka Coconut Bun and Laksa Tomato Bread, as well as a selection of pastries, bread and desserts.The interior will be inspired by a classic Asian room of simplicity and functionality, said the firm, and will be lined with wooden and large glass panels.“This latest deal marks a huge milestone for Arôme following our pop-up store in Soho,” said Ellen Chew, co-founder of Arôme.“We have put a lot of consideration into finding the perfect location for our first ever bricks and mortar bakery. Being based in central London, The Yards Covent Garden is such a desirable area of the West End for foodies.”The bakery will adhere to the latest government guidelines and apply socially distancing measures and accompanying signage in store.“Arôme is a unique concept and its commitment to its cultural heritage creates a one-of-a-kind offer that will fit in seamlessly among our popular multicultural eateries. We are pleased Arôme selected The Yards for its first permanent location and this signing highlights our continued investment and dedication to bring innovative and exciting brands to the area,” said Simon Taylor, property director at Longmartin Properties.Longmartin Properties is a joint venture between Shaftesbury and Mercers’ Company.
View Comments On the Town Related Shows Three adorable sailors are dancing their way back into New York City in the new Broadway revival of On the Town! The 1944 musical is chock full of tunes paying homage to the Big Apple, the best city in the world (in our humble opinion, anyway). But On the Town isn’t the only tuner with a big crush on New York—Annie, Wonderful Town, Funny Girl, Newsies and so many more musicals have catchy New York-centric songs, too. So we want to know: What is the ultimate Broadway song about the city that never sleeps? Cast your vote below! Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 6, 2015
Clean and Clear offers ecosystem restoration grantsWATERBURY (September 9, 2008)- Governor Jim Douglas announced today that the Center for Clean and Clear at the Agency of Natural Resources is making up to $500,000 in grants available for its Ecosystem Restoration Program.Governor Douglas said the newly expanded program broadens the range of eligible projects to more fully encompass the multitude of strategies and techniques available for improving water quality in the state, with special emphasis on reducing phosphorus and sediment pollution associated with wet weather runoff.”These grants will help our watershed partners do the work that improves water quality town by town across Vermont,” said Julie Moore, director of the Center for Clean and Clear. “The improvements we make on land have direct impacts on protecting our rivers, streams, ponds and lakes.”The Center for Clean and Clear is particularly interested in projects that can improve stream stability; protect against flood hazards; improve in-stream and riparian habitat; reduce the effects of pollution from sediment; nutrients and other pollutants; protect and restore riparian wetlands; re-establish lakeshore native vegetation; reduce shoreline erosion; enhance the economic and environmental sustainability of agricultural lands and incorporate the science of fluvial geomorphology in river corridor management decisions.Governor Jim Douglas made water quality one of his top environmental priorities when he created the Clean and Clear Action Plan five years ago. Since then, the state has invested more than $40 million and leveraged an additional $40 million in federal funds to implement water quality programs that have garnered national recognition and awards.”The Clean and Clear Action Plan has made a difference in protecting our waters,” Douglas said. “These grants go to the heart of the effort – Vermonters working together for our future environmental and economic prosperity.”The Center for Clean and Clear is accepting one-page project “pre-proposals” until October 10, 2008.Through a competitive process, Vermont municipalities, local or regional governmental agencies, nonprofit organizations and citizen groups can apply for the grants.The Center for Clean and Clear will then work with proponents to develop either more detailed proposals or project work plans for funding consideration. More information and grant guidelines can be found at: http://www.anr.state.vt.us/cleanandclear/index.htm(link is external).
Carson Wentz or Jared Goff?The red-headed Bison of North Dakota State who ran a pro-style, under-center offense and posted a 6.53 grade in the NFL combine, good enough to be compared to Blake Bortles?Or the Bear of a guy with the Pac-12 pedigree, running out of the shotgun, not among the four QBs in the Heisman Top 10 voting, leading his team to records of 1-11, 5-7 and 8-5 in his three seasons and measuring up with a 6.51 combine grade and a likening to Matt Ryan?L.A. townfolk haven’t been thrown into this kind of sublime public debate since last Wednesday, when the kid with the pimples at the local Ralphs again interrupted an ATM swipe by politely shouting out: “Paper or plastic?” And this all came about because Fisher’s ex-bosses with the Tennessee Titans agreed to this tradeoff. Ready for the maiden re-voyage of the Los Angeles Titanics?• Not to keep bagging on these Rams, but you realize this non-quick-fix “Who’s No. 1” roster strategy is a classic misdirection play, one that even a concussed Case Keenum is keen to without a playbook?Case in point: While distraction, desperation and draftability are what Goff and Wentz-his-name are being measured against here in the public, wouldn’t Keenum and any other future QB be pushing for an investment in some blind-side protection for future health reasons?• What’s the fact, Jack? Some in the league are getting called out for retweeting rumors about the knee issues for UCLA linebacker Myles Jack, throwing out words like “degenerative” and “a time bomb.” He contends all is well. Who’s knee-jerk reaction will it be to let Jack slide past the No. 5 spot?• Curt Schilling can shill all he wants for himself. He was making a microscopic case on a Sirius XM show Friday morning that he isn’t transphobic or homophobic, even though he couldn’t get out of his own way again on social media and basically begged for ESPN to boot him as an MLB analyst. If Schilling is guilty only of telling “blunt and uncomfortable truths” that give him “no place in progressive corporate America,” as some will say in defending him, are the rest of us just hypersensitive and hypocritical? “Hypocrisy – I don’t think it’s ever been as rampant as it is today,” Schilling added in the interview. Stick a bloody sock in it. Couldn’t the same be said for accountability?• Magic Johnson sinks millions of his own money into the Dodgers for what’s presumed to be a sliver of a percentage ownership. Same with Will Ferrell buying his way into an eclectic group of Hollywoodlanders who accept the thinest of slices of a yet-to-go Los Angeles Football Club. What’s in it for them, aside from ego and a discount at the team store? It’s one heck of a tax shelter, as long as you play the game according to IRS rules. A Bloomberg news report indicates that anyone claiming ownership of a sports franchise these days needs to provide proof of 500 hours “of attention” to that duty. It breaks down to about 10 hours a week. It could consist of as little as simply attending a game. Again, that’s what counts as accountability?• Little ups to U.S. Congresswoman Janice Hahn for offering to broker a deal in the Time Warner Cable/SportsNet L.A. distribution snag. Dad would be proud of your clouded efforts. Her deal is that everyone comes to her San Pedro office ASAP and brings their playbook, checkbook and little black books. But remember the warning from former Fox Sports chief Ed Goren about anyone trying to grandstand and offer some magic ending to this multi-billion-dollar corporate standoff? “Don’t include any politicians,” he said.• Back in the ‘80s, the Lakers’ NBA title run was framed as a “Purple Reign.” It was so hip and catchy that it was somewhat misappropriated as a reference to any other successes that happened after the “Showtime” run.Purple was the favorite color of the late Lakers owner Jack Kent Cooke. When he bought the team, he changed the color scheme but instead of royal purple it wanted it called “Forum blue.” Thursday night, the Forum in Inglewood was blue. So were many others across the world. Let’s go crazy here. From now on, with respect to Prince, how about we retire the phrase as it might relate to anything these Lakers do going forward? Let these Lakers find their own rally cry/rap theme song. Maybe Iggy Azalea can bounce around some ideas? There’s still a choice left to be made as to what to put over your head in embarrassment while attending the first game at the Coliseum this fall.Even if you are a newly replanted Angeleno like Jeff Fisher, fishing for a response to either inquiry leads to the exact same followup questions: Which one is better for the environment when we try to recycle it?Which one brings the most baggage?Didn’t we already decide the Carson landfill was already out of the NFL picture in Southern California?• The Rams may still have sticker shock in finding out just how expensive it is to live again in L.A. Giving up their own No. 1 (15th overall), plus two second-round picks and a third-round choice next week, in addition to a first- and third-round pick of 2017, is pretty steep just to get buzz going for HBO’s “Hard Knocks.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error