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How to reverse Britain’s slow decline

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That is the message from a group of economists, including Derek Scott, for years Tony Blair’s economic adviser, in a paper for the Reform think-tank. Their analysis of Britain’s accelerating relative decline, which started even before the bubble burst, is sobering. Scott is a gifted economist who spent years battling Gordon Brown and Ed Balls; had Labour listened to Scott, Britain today would be a very different, much wealthier place. His explanation of the financial crisis as a massive intellectual error by central banks draws on the work of Bernard Connolly (now of Connolly Global Macro Advisors, the London-based economist who most precisely saw the crisis coming) and the Austrian economics of F.A. Hayek. It is highly compelling.Between 1974 and 1997, the UK went from being the 18th largest economy measured by GDP per capita to the 16th, out of 25 OECD countries. This was a dramatic break with decades of decline; the legacy of the supply-side reforms of the 1980s meant that the UK continued to improve its performance for several more years after that. By 2005, the UK ranked 12th out of 34 OECD countries, having overtaken the United States, Germany, France and Italy, though this performance was partly inflated by the bubble. Crucially, the UK’s renewed decline was apparent even before the bubble burst, with tax, spend, educational and regulatory policies emerging as a drag on GDP per capita: Britain’s relative position has dropped every year since 2005. By 2009, the UK had fallen back to 16th, overtaken by Sweden, Finland, Germany and Belgium, with the effects of the crisis kicking in.There are other fascinating revelations in the report. Out of the 27 OECD countries, only Greece, Estonia and Denmark had worse household savings ratios during 1995-2008. Manufacturing has declined so much in Britain because wage costs per unit of output have gone up (in part because of regulations and wage rises) at a time when they were falling in the UK’s main rivals, including Germany, the US and Japan. Financial services, by contrast, are the most productive sector of the UK economy at £308,000 in economic value per head (the reason why wages are so high in that industry). Finance has become increasingly productive, with employment remaining constant as a percentage of total UK employment since 1978 (at roughly 4 per cent), while the sector’s contribution to GDP has increased by 6 per cent in the last 15 years. But finance’s economic value per employee may not hold up as leverage declines to a more reasonable level. What of the crisis? Interest rates were kept too low by central banks, while the launch of the euro and China’s manipulation of exchange rates helped fuel asset bubbles. For interest rates to return to “normal” – and for them to rationally balance the cost of spending today with that of spending in the future, rather than distort everything – anticipated rates of return on investments need to rise to ensure profitability at the new, higher, interest rates. This requires lower tax rates, reduced employment regulations, a less restrictive planning system and more besides. The answer, Scott and his colleagues argue, is “more capitalism, not less.” Brown ignored Scott – let us hope Osborne doesn’t make the same [email protected] me on Twitter: @allisterheath Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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Canterbury Rugby Fit Experiment: Week 1, Initiation

first_imgWednesday Aug 23, 2017 Canterbury Rugby Fit Experiment: Week 1, Initiation This week sees the launch of the unique new #RugbyFit Experiment campaign with Canterbury, whereby we’ve got a rugby team – mentored by Dylan Hartley – taking on the challenge from website Rugby Lad, who have Robbie Henshaw on their side. Over the course of a few weeks, both teams will be put through their paces by top level fitness coaches, preparing for a big final encounter between the two sides in September.The collaboration between Canterbury and Rugbydump will feature the two amateur teams taking part in the Rugby Fit Experiment, with our team being English based, and the Rugby Lad team from Ireland.The intense 4-week training programme – led by Adventure Athlete Ross Edgley – will get the players #RugbyFit for the start of the new season, as well as prepare them for their big match.We will post regular updates, bringing you up to speed on their progress, while England skipper Dylan Hartley also does his bit to support the team.Training will include: Strength (week 1), Flexibility (week 2), Speed (week 3), and Agility (week 4). Each team will undergo training and challenges led by their expert.Week 1 is initiation week, as the guys met Ross and Dylan and were briefed on the campaign. Ross tests their explosive speed with a 20m sprint from a flat press up start, and then reverse into bear crawl back to the start. This tests the boys speed, agility and power.The training regime can be followed via Canterbury’s HubADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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DRILLING REPORT: May 16 through May 22

first_imgLocal News Twitter Pinterest Permit applications approved by the Texas Railroad Commission for May 16 through May 22 for Districts 7C, 8 and 8A. Numbers in parentheses indicate the number of permits approved for that leasehold. Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 DRILLING REPORT: May 16 through May 22 TAGS  Advance Energy Partners, LLC, Cornell 226-34, Ward, new drill. Anadarko E&P Onshore, LLC, Hemlock 55-1-23 Unit, Loving, new drill; Maple State 56-2-12 Unit, Reeves, new drill; Spruce 56-2-13 Unit, Reeves, new drill.Apache Corporation, Torpedo 1048 A, Upton, new drill; Torpedo 1048 C, Upton, new drill; Lumbee, Reeves, new drill (8).Atoka Operating Permian, LLC, Wakefield East, Sterling, new drill (3).BHP Billiton Petroleum (TxLa Op.) 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USA, Inc., Houston-Wells W47B, Glasscock, new drill; Houston-Wells W47D, Glasscock, new drill; Houston-Wells W47E, Glasscock, new drill; Arick-Hooper Unit, Midland, new drill (15).Reatta Energy, Inc., Woodward 56, Pecos, recompletion. RGX Energy, LLC, Alamo, Andrews, new drill (2).Rosehill Operating Company, LLC, Trees Estate 77, Pecos, field transfer. Rover Petroleum Operating, LLC, Dodge, Granville M., Est., Howard, new drill. Sable Permian Resources, LLC, Mayer-215 (alloc 08), Irion, new drill; Mayer-215 (alloc 23), Irion, new drill; Holt 1222-1221 (alloc 27), Reagan, new drill; Holt 1222-1221 (alloc 28), Reagan, new drill. Shell Western E&P, University 19 PW Unit, Loving, new drill (3); University 19 TG Unit, Loving, new drill (3).Shenandoah Petroleum Corporation, Thomas, Helen, Garza, new drill.SM Energy Company, Slydell A, Martin, new drill (3); Slydell B, Martin, new drill (2).Steward Energy II, LLC, Lightning Crashes 417, Yoakum, new drill; Sixteen Stone 416, Yoakum, new drill. Surge Operating, LLC, SFH Unit B 23-26, Howard, new drill (3); Stanley Unit 48-01, Howard, new drill. Tabula Rasa Energy, LLC, Emma/San Andres Unit, Andrews, reenter (6). Tall City Operations III, LLC, Otter 139-138 Unit E, Reeves, new drill; Mothball 154-153 Unit W, Reeves, new drill; Ghost State 46-45 Unit B, Reeves, new drill.UpCurve Energy, LLC, Kenny Rogers State 24, Reeves, new drill. XTO Energy, Inc., TXL 32 Unit 1, Midland, new drill (6); Jenkins, B.F., Winkler, recompletion; Means/San Andres Unit, Andrews, recompletion; Norris Unit 32-H, Martin, new drill (4); Lenorah 1-02, Martin, new drill; Lenorah 1-21, Martin, new drill; Lenorah 1-23, Martin, new drill (3).RAILROAD COMMISSION Facebook Facebook Previous articleFator on stage at Wagner NoëlNext articleRichard Milburn Acadmy logo RGB.jpg Digital AIM Web Support Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApplast_img read more

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NAHB Embracing Idea of MID Alternatives

first_img  Print This Post Related Articles Brianna Gilpin, Online Editor for MReport and DS News, is a graduate of Texas A&M University where she received her B.A. in Telecommunication Media Studies. Gilpin previously worked at Hearst Media, one of the nation’s leading diversified media and information services companies. To contact Gilpin, email [email protected] in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / NAHB Embracing Idea of MID Alternatives October 4, 2017 1,426 Views About Author: Brianna Gilpin Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Predicting Home Price Appreciation Next: Freddie Mac Securing Seasoned Loanscenter_img In a recent article by Ginger Gibson from Reuters, it was reported that the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) has decided against demanding for a new version of the tax code that includes the mortgage interest deduction.Though the NAHB has raised concerns in the past about the current proposals for tax reform which eliminate benefits such as the state and local tax deduction, nullifying the benefits of the mortgage interest deduction and caps to the MID, it is now considering other homeownership boosting alternatives—as long as it offers a homeowner tax credit.“Now our policy is much more flexible,” Reuters reported Jerry Howard, President of NAHB saying. “It gives us a unique opportunity to help craft a unique tax policy as it is related to housing.”President Donald Trump said that a tax code overhaul would be completed his first year in office, but according to the article, there currently is not a written proposal to create a homeownership tax credit to replace the mortgage interest deduction. The plan, or lack there of, is generating much opposition in the housing industry.”[The National Association of Realtors] supports the goals of simplification and structural improvements for the tax system, and individual tax rates should be as low as possible while still providing for a balanced fiscal policy,” Iona Harrison, Chair of NAR’s Federal Taxation Committee said in a statement during a Senate Finance Committee hearing. “We simply believe that to achieve these goals, Congress should commit first to doing no harm to the common interest that homeownership provides.”NAHB’s Howard, however, sees the plan as an opportunity to embrace creative alternatives and said that members of the tax code writing House of Representatives Ways and Means and Senate Finance committees have expressed interest in creating a homeownership credit. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: MID NAHB NAR The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago MID NAHB NAR 2017-10-04 Brianna Gilpin Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago NAHB Embracing Idea of MID Alternatives The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

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Pasting Posters Outside COVID-19 Patients’ Homes Leads Them To Be Treated As ‘Untouchables’: Supreme Court

first_imgTop StoriesPasting Posters Outside COVID-19 Patients’ Homes Leads Them To Be Treated As ‘Untouchables’: Supreme Court Sanya Talwar1 Dec 2020 3:27 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Tuesday observed that the practice of conspicuously affixing posters outside the residence of COVID19 positive patients creates stigma and often leads to a situation where patients may be treated as so called “untouchables”.A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, BR Gavai & MR Shah made the observations while hearing a plea which has challenged the decision of…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Tuesday observed that the practice of conspicuously affixing posters outside the residence of COVID19 positive patients creates stigma and often leads to a situation where patients may be treated as so called “untouchables”.A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, BR Gavai & MR Shah made the observations while hearing a plea which has challenged the decision of various states Governments to affix posters outside the homes of COVID19 patients who are in isolation.Solicitor General Tushar Mehta submitted before the Court that Centre has filed its affidavit in the case on November 30 averring that such posters are meant to ensure that nobody inadvertently enters the house of a Covid positive patient.”If a poster humiliates or stigmatises a person then it should be avoided. But if it warns a person from inadvertent entry then it is upto the State government,” Mehta said.”The hard reality is that many such patients are treated like untouchable,” Justice MR Shah also remarked.The PIL has challenged the affixing of posters outside the homes of COVID-19 patients as a mark of identification, as well as divulging names of such patients to housing societies’ management and Resident Welfare Associations, saying such disclosure of the identity of patients is in gross violation of their fundamental right to privacy.The plea has further sought directions to ensure such disclosure of names does not take place and has prayed for quashing of the executive orders of the States and Union Territories that allow affixing of posters outside homes of the COVID-19 patients.It is stated that Constitution does not and can never permit discrimination on the ground of illness and physical suffering, adding that circulation of names of such persons publicly and subjecting them to the scrutiny of the public goes against the ethos of living with dignity.”Affixing posters outside their homes lead to their illness is being widely publicised amongst other residents of a colony or apartment complex as well as household staff of neighbours, vendors, passers-by and other unrelated persons,” the plea has averred.Today, the court asked the petitioner to respond to the Centre’s affidavit and has now posted the matter for further hearing on December 3.Next Storylast_img read more

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NYPD officer at center of Eric Garner choke hold case faces disciplinary trial

first_imgtillsonburg/iStock(NEW YORK) — A week-long departmental trial for Daniel Pantaleo, the New York police officer who put Eric Garner in the unauthorized choke hold that led to his death nearly five years ago on Staten Island, is set to begin this week. Garner’s final words, “I can’t breathe,” became a national rallying cry in protests over issues of race and justice. This is not a criminal proceeding but a matter before an NYPD administrative judge who will weigh whether Pantaleo inappropriately used the maneuver. The judge’s decision goes to Police Commissioner James O’Neill, who will then decide Pantaleo’s fate with the NYPD. The Justice Department declined to pursue a federal civil rights case against Pantaleo, who has been relegated to desk duty these last several years.If Pantaleo is found guilty of violating department rules, he faces penalties ranging from the loss of vacation days to termination. Pantaleo has denied all wrongdoing. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Naval Air Station Corpus Christi shooting terror-related, person of interest may be-at-large

first_imgvmargineanu/iStockBy LUIS MARTINEZ, MATTHEW FUHRMA, and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas) — One security guard was shot and injured near the gate of the Naval Air Station Corpus Christi in Texas on Thursday morning.The guard is in good condition and is expected to be released from medical care later in the day, a defense official told ABC News.The shooting unfolded at about 6:15 a.m. local time when the suspect sped through a gate, activating vehicle barriers which stopped the car, the defense official said.The driver then got out of the car and began shooting, the defense official said.“The shooter no longer poses a threat,” the FBI said.“Electronic media” was discovered at the scene, said Justice Department spokesperson Kerri Kupec.“The Department of Justice’s counterterrorism section is working closely with the FBI, the US Attorneys Office in SDTX and other federal and local authorities to expeditiously investigate the circumstances of this event and all available evidence,” Kupec said.The security guard suffered minor injuries and was released from the hospital later in the day, Navy officials said.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Two injured in shooting near George Floyd memorial in Minneapolis

first_imgJason Armond / Los Angeles Times via Getty ImagesBy BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News(MINNEAPOLIS) — A man and a woman were reportedly shot Sunday night near a memorial in Minneapolis for George Floyd, the 46-year-old Black man whose death this year at the hands of police set off nationwide protests.Officers responded to a report of a shooting at 8:42 p.m. near the intersection of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue South in Minneapolis, police department spokesman John Elder said in a statement to ABC News. The intersection is near where a police officer was video recorded kneeling on Floyd’s neck.Elder said that while en route to the call Sunday night, officers were advised two adults had been shot in the area and were taken to separate hospitals in private vehicles.While investigating the scene, the officers learned that a man showed up at Children’s Minnesota Hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound and a woman was being treated at Hennepin Healthcare medical center for a non-life-threatening bullet wound, Elder said.He said officers searched the area near the intersection, but could not find the definitive scene of the shooting.The incident remained under investigation on Monday. No arrests have been made, Elder said.On May 25, Floyd was arrested in front of Cup Foods near the intersection of 38th and Chicago Avenue South after allegedly using a fake $20 bill at the market, according to police.While attempting to take Floyd into custody, four police officers were recorded on cell phone video holding the handcuffed man face-down on the ground and one of them, Derek Chauvin, with his knee digging into the back of Floyd’s neck as he repeatedly cried out, “I can’t breathe” before his body went limp.Floyd was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.The intersection almost instantly became a flashpoint for protests and demands for justice for Floyd that spread nationwide.In the aftermath of Floyd’s death, all four officers involved in the arrest were fired and criminally charged.Chauvin was charged with second-degree unintentional murder and manslaughter. The other former officers — J. Alexander Kueng, Kiernan Lane and Tou Thao — were charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and manslaughter. All of the defendants have been released on bail and none of them have yet to enter a plea to the charges.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Lobby staff fired after attack on Asian American woman outside apartment building in New York City

first_imgNYPDBy Morgan Winsor, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Two lobby staff members who were on duty when a 65-year-old Asian American woman was attacked outside a New York City apartment building in broad daylight last week have been fired.The Brodsky Organization, which owns the building, had initially suspended the pair pending an investigation in conjunction with their union.“The Brodsky Organization completed an inquiry into the response of the two doormen who were present inside the building at the time of this incident,” the company said in a statement Tuesday. “While the full lobby video shows that once the assailant had departed, the doormen emerged to assist the victim and flag down an NYPD vehicle, it is clear that required emergency and safety protocols were not followed. For this reason, their employment has been terminated, effective immediately.”The Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Local 32BJ, which represents the two employees, said it “did not play any role whatsoever” in the Brodsky Organization’s decision to fire “both the doorman and concierge on duty during the heinous attack.”“Under their collective bargaining agreement, both employees have the right to file grievances,” Kyle Bragg, president of SEIU Local 32BJ, said in a statement Tuesday. “There is a contractual process to challenge terminations. The employees have initiated that process, but the process is just beginning and can take weeks or months.”“32BJ is a union comprised of majority immigrant, Black and brown workers,” Bragg added. “We take anti-Asian hatred, and all forms of discrimination, seriously. 32BJ members are immigrants and people of color themselves, subject to much of the same racism and violence that our AAPI neighbors face. We believe we must root out systemic racism in all its forms. We believe that all union workers, especially workers of color who are often the subject of unfair treatment on the job, have a right to a fair process as outlined in their contract.”The attack occurred on March 29 at around 11:40 a.m. local time in front of the building in Midtown Manhattan. The New York City Police Department released surveillance footage that showed a man approaching the woman on the sidewalk and kicking her in the stomach, knocking her to the ground. The man then kicks the woman in the face multiple times while making “anti-Asian statements toward her” before casually walking away, police said.The video also shows people inside of the building lobby who appear to stop what they are doing to watch the incident unfold. One of them then shuts the door as the suspect walks away and the woman is left on the ground.The woman suffered “serious physical injury” and was hospitalized in stable condition, according to police.The Brodsky Organization said it has been working with the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community “to reach her family, as well as to determine how best to support the fight against anti-Asian hate crimes.”“We are extremely distraught and shocked by this incident, and our hearts go out to the victim,” the company said in its statement Tuesday. “Our company is also committed to implementing a comprehensive retraining of building services staff companywide regarding proper emergency response protocols as well as anti-bias awareness and upstander-bystander interventions.”Police said the suspect, identified as 38-year-old Brandon Elliot, lives in a nearby hotel that serves as a homeless shelter and was arrested before dawn on March 31, after investigators spent hours watching the area. He faces several charges, including assault as a hate crime and attempted assault as a hate crime, according to police.Elliot served 17 years in New York state prison after he was convicted of fatally stabbing his mother in 2002. He was released on lifetime parole in 2019, police said.Last week’s attack was the latest in a spate of violence targeting Asian Americans in New York City and across the nation. The coronavirus pandemic and its suspected origins in the Chinese city of Wuhan is cited as having led to a fresh onslaught of anti-Asian discrimination in the United States that has waged on for over year.From March 19, 2020, to Feb. 28, 2021, there were more than 3,795 hate incidents, including verbal harassment and physical assault, against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States that were reported to Stop AAPI Hate, a nonprofit organization that tracks such incidents.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Megan Rapinoe gives powerful speech as she becomes Best FIFA Women’s Player 2019

first_imgSeptember 24, 2019 /Sports News – National Megan Rapinoe gives powerful speech as she becomes Best FIFA Women’s Player 2019 [email protected] is all of us. #TheBestAwards pic.twitter.com/CqDd5Fj9ha— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) September 23, 2019It was a breakaway goal from Lavelle and a penalty kick from Rapinoe that pushed the USWNT to win their fourth World Cup title in a 2-0 finish over the Netherlands in July. Rapinoe was awarded the tournament’s two biggest awards, Golden Boot, for top scorer, and Golden Ball, as the best player in the tournament.Since then, the soccer pro has scored a book deal, won at the ESPYs with her teammates and led the team in walking out of mediation talks with the U.S. Soccer Federation in their fight for equal pay. Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailEric Lars Bakke / ESPN Images(MILAN) — American soccer star Megan Rapinoe added another trophy Monday to her growing collection.Rapinoe, 34,won the Best FIFA Women’s Player 2019, given to the top women’s soccer player in the world, at a ceremony in Milan.Rapinoe — who led the U.S. Women’s National Team to a World Cup victory earlier this summer and has led the team’s fight for equal pay – used her speech as a call to action.After giving soccer-related, recent examples of racism, homophobia and sexism, Rapinoe said, “Those are all the stories that inspire me so much. They also admittedly make me a little bit sad and a little bit disappointed.”“I feel like if we really want to have meaningful change, what I think is most inspiring would be if everybody else was as outraged about racism as they are,” she said, “if everybody was as outraged about homophobia as the LGBTQ players, if everybody was as outraged about equal pay or the lack thereof or the lack of investment in the women’s game other than just women, that would be the most inspiring thing to me.”“We have such an incredible opportunity being professional football players,” said Rapinoe, a target of President Donald Trump on Twitter during the World Cup. “We have so much success, financial and otherwise. We have incredible platforms. I ask everyone here … lend your platform to other people, lift other people up, share your success.”“We have a unique opportunity in football different to any other sport in the world to use this beautiful game to actually change the world for better,” she said. “That’s my charge to everyone.”“I hope you take that to heart and just do something, do anything,” Rapinoe added. “We have incredible power in this room.”Rapinoe is the fourth U.S. woman to win FIFA women’s player of the year honors, following in the cleats of Abby Wambach, Carli Lloyd and Mia Hamm.U.S. coach Jill Ellis won the Best Women’s Coach 2019 award. Five of her players — Rapinoe, Alex Morgan, Julie Ertz, Rose Lavelle and Kelley O’Hara — were also named to the FIFA FIFPro Women’s World11, a team of the best players worldwide as selected by their fellow players.center_img Beau Lund She’s got the trophy. She’s got the bling. She’s also barefoot [email protected] a relatable pic.twitter.com/WTG8IyFDPM— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) September 23, 2019“We won’t accept anything less than equal pay,” Rapinoe said on “Good Morning America” last month. “We show up for a game, if we win the game if we lose the game if we tie the game, we want to be paid equally, period.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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