close Video Connecticut officials take a knee to protest Trump Connecticut gubernatorial candidate, Tim Herbst, calls for the city official to resign. Hotly contested gubernatorial primary races across the country could make history on Tuesday, as Republicans hope to continue to erode Democratic control of New England governorships and progressives look to nominate the nation's first-ever transgender candidate to a state's highest office. In deep-blue Connecticut, which went for Hillary Clinton by double-digits in the 2016 presidential campaign, Bridgeport Mayor Joseph Ganim and wealthy businessman Ned Lamont are competing for the Democratic nomination to succeed deeply unpopular Gov. Dan Malloy. Malloy, who decided not to seek a third term, was shown by some polls to be the least popular governor in the nation, with critics citing the state's high taxes and major budget woes. That's left an opening for Republicans, who are looking to … [Read more...] about Governor battles heat up Tuesday: Dems at risk of losing another New England seat
News / UK and world by Press Association August 13, 2018, 11:58 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter The Treasury is putting the finishing touches to a job advert for the next Bank of England Governor as it prepares the ground for Mark Carney’s successor. The Canadian is due to step down next June after six years in the role and the Press Association understands that Chancellor Philip Hammond’s team is now working on the final wording of the job description. The position will be advertised on the Public Appointments website, with the position likely to demand a in-depth understanding of Britain’s economic predicament in light of Brexit. The advert is also expected to feature in a financial publication, having previously run in outlets like The Economist. Candidates will be asked to send through a full CV and covering letter when applying for the role. The posting is expected to be up by the end of September, … [Read more...] about Treasury drawing up job ad for new Bank of England boss as Carney heads for exit
CRICKETER ace Ben Stokes is considered to be one of England's most valuable players. As he goes on trial for affray, here's everything you need to know about the all-rounder and his court case. Who is Ben Stokes? Ben Stokes, 27, is a professional cricketer who was born in New Zealand. He is the son of rugby league star Gerard Stokes. The family moved to England when Ben was young and settled in Cumbria, where Ben played cricket for local side Cockermouth. He has played county cricket for Durham since 2009 and made his England Test debut during the 2013 Ashes series. Since then he has proved a match winner and the team's most valuable all-round player thanks to his bowling, batting and athletic fielding. Ben Stokes pictured with his wife Clare Ratcliffe Why is he on trial? Stokes is standing trial for affray after a brawl in the early hours of September 25 after he was involved in a brawl outside a Bristol nightclub. Two other men, Ryan Ali, 28 and Ryan Hale, 27, are also standing … [Read more...] about Who is Ben Stokes, what’s the England cricketer on trial for, who is his wife and what’s his net worth?
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Laura Krantz Globe Staff August 11, 2018 Financial conditions are deteriorating at many of New England’s quintessential small private colleges, with tuition revenue failing to keep up with expenses at more than half of the schools, a Globe review shows.The review of federal data found a number of financial warning signs at many of the schools, which have become increasingly reliant on tuition, even as enrollment has declined.The College of St. Joseph in Vermont, for example, relies on tuition for 90 percent of its revenue, but the tuition covers just 58 percent of the school’s annual expenses. At Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, tuition makes up 77 percent of the school’s revenue but covers just 65 percent of its expenses. At Newbury College in Brookline, enrollment has declined 24 percent over a five-year period, but it depends on tuition for … [Read more...] about New England’s smallest colleges are struggling
PAUL Gascoigne has battled with alcohol addiction and mental health issues for more than 20 years, with a number of controversies keeping him in the spotlight even after he retired from football. The troubled ex-England midfielder has been in-and-out of hospital and rehab in a bid to “get free of his demons” - here's the lowdown on the highs and lows of his life... Who is Paul Gascoigne? What is his background? Paul Gascoigne was born May 27, 1967 and is a former England football star. Since he retired, Paul - affectionately known as Gazza - and his public struggle with addiction has made front-page news. But as a talented player, he also adorned the back pages, and has been described as the most naturally-gifted English footballer of his generation. The 51-year-old was born and raised in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, starting his career at Newcastle United as a schoolboy before turning professional with the club in 1985. He had a troubled childhood, and his early … [Read more...] about How old is Paul Gascoigne, what is his net worth, was he unwell on Soccer AM and what controversies has the ex-England footballer caused?