Τρίτη, 14 Ιανουαρίου 2020

US reverses China 'currency manipulator' label

The move comes as the two countries are expected to sign a preliminary trade agreement this week.

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Deloitte Football Money League: Barcelona top as Man Utd 'at risk' in Premier League

Barcelona are generating more money than any club in Europe but why might Manchester United's revenue fall?

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Συνελήφθησαν στην Κέρκυρα τρεις Αφγανοί, διακινητές μεταναστών - Zougla

  1. Συνελήφθησαν στην Κέρκυρα τρεις Αφγανοί, διακινητές μεταναστών  Zougla
  2. Τραγωδία στους Παξούς: Συνελήφθησαν τρεις φερόμενοι διακινητές – Ήταν ανάμεσα στους διασωθέντες  Newsbomb.gr
  3. Παξοί: Συνελήφθησαν τρεις Αφγανοί ως διακινητές των προσφύγων  The TOC
  4. Ναυάγιο στους Παξούς: Ενώπιον του ανακριτή θα βρεθούν την Τρίτη οι τρεις διακινητές  Zougla
  5. Τραγωδία στους Παξούς: Συνελήφθησαν τρεις Αφγανοί ως διακινητές των μεταναστών  Πρώτο ΘΕΜΑ
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Κόντρα Πέτσα - Ραγκούση με «πεδίο μάχης» το Κουκάκι - CNN Greece

Κόντρα Πέτσα - Ραγκούση με «πεδίο μάχης» το Κουκάκι  CNN GreeceΠροβολή πλήρους κάλυψης στην εφαρμογή Ειδήσεις Google

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Θάσος: Ανατριχίλα από τις νέες αποκαλύψεις - «Με προσέγγισε σαν φίλος και μεταμορφώθηκε σε τέρας» - Newsbomb.gr

Θάσος: Ανατριχίλα από τις νέες αποκαλύψεις - «Με προσέγγισε σαν φίλος και μεταμορφώθηκε σε τέρας»  Newsbomb.grΠροβολή πλήρους κάλυψης στην εφαρμογή Ειδήσεις Google

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55 Things To Make Your Home Feel More Like, Well, Home

Forget about your heart, home is where all your favorite products are.


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16 Questions About "The Suite Life Of Zack And Cody" That Need Answers ASAP

Carey Martin deserved a bedroom!


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17 "Mandela Effect" Examples That'll Confuse The Hell Out Of You

Is it Coco Puffs or Cocoa Puffs???


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Chiefs' bad-luck fan to steer clear of Titans game

The fan who went viral for leaving Arrowhead with the Chiefs down big to the Texans on Sunday says he has accepted his propensity to bring bad luck and will sit out the AFC Championship Game.

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North Carolina F Brandon Robinson Suffers Minor Injuries in Car Crash

January 14, 2020 at 02:51AM

North Carolina forward Brandon Robinson was hurt in a weekend car crash and the school says the injuries are not serious.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — North Carolina forward Brandon Robinson was hurt in a weekend car crash and the school says the injuries are not serious.

The other motorist was charged with driving while impaired, according to Carrboro police. An incident report said the driver of the other car early Sunday, drove into the opposite lane and hit Robinson’s car near an intersection.

It was not known when Robinson would be cleared to practice this week or play, the school said Monday. The struggling Tar Heels play at Pittsburgh on Saturday.

This is the latest problem for a team beset by injuries since before the season began.

Five Tar Heels, including Robinson, have been hurt at some point during the season. Robinson rolled his ankle in a preseason game and missed the next four games.

Anthony Harris and Sterling Manley are lost for the season because of knee injuries. Jeremiah Francis has a sore left knee that kept him out of his junior and senior years in high school.

Freshman guard Cole Anthony, who scored 34 points in his debut game against Notre Dame last November, has not played since early December after arthroscopic knee surgery. Anthony was expected to miss up to six weeks.

10 Must-Visit Travel Destinations To Put On Your 2020 Bucket List

Here comes the wanderlust.


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Ever Wanted To Know What Style Of Jeans You Are? Take This Quiz To Find Out

We can't all be jeggings!


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What you need to know about Astros' sign-stealing punishment

MLB came down hard on Houston, and the Astros followed up by firing their manager and GM.

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The Papers: The Queen's 'reluctant farewell' and 'Orf you go'

Most titles lead on the Queen's acceptance of Prince Harry and Meghan's decision to step away from the royal family.

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Χαλάει ο καιρός – Έρχεται βαρομετρικό χαμηλό - In.gr

  1. Χαλάει ο καιρός – Έρχεται βαρομετρικό χαμηλό  In.gr
  2. Νέα επιδείνωση του καιρού με ισχυρούς ανέμους και καταιγίδες  ygeia.tanea.gr
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Τι κι αν δεν γίνει Πρόεδρος μια γυναίκα; | Μυρτώ Λιαλιούτη - Protagon

Τι κι αν δεν γίνει Πρόεδρος μια γυναίκα; | Μυρτώ Λιαλιούτη  Protagon

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Θρήνος στα Λεχαινά: Παρέδωσαν το τελευταίο τους μάθημα και «έφυγαν» μαζί για το αιώνιο ταξίδι - Newsbomb.gr

Θρήνος στα Λεχαινά: Παρέδωσαν το τελευταίο τους μάθημα και «έφυγαν» μαζί για το αιώνιο ταξίδι  Newsbomb.grΠροβολή πλήρους κάλυψης στην εφαρμογή Ειδήσεις Google

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Αλλαγές από το υπ. Παιδείας: Εκπαιδευτικοί και από Κολέγια στα σχολεία μέσω ΑΣΕΠ - Πρώτο ΘΕΜΑ

  1. Αλλαγές από το υπ. Παιδείας: Εκπαιδευτικοί και από Κολέγια στα σχολεία μέσω ΑΣΕΠ  Πρώτο ΘΕΜΑ
  2. Αναγνώριση των κολεγίων δια της πλαγίας | Η Εφημερίδα των Συντακτών  Η Εφημερίδα των Συντακτών
  3. Υπ. Παιδείας: Αλλαγές σε διορισμούς και προσλήψεις εκπαιδευτικών | naftemporiki.gr  naftemporiki.gr
  4. Δεκτά τα πτυχία Κολλεγίων για το διορισμό εκπαιδευτικών στο Δημόσιο  aftodioikisi.gr
  5. Ο ρόλος του γενικού «μάνατζερ» της ελληνικής τριοτοβάθμιας εκπαίδευσης  Το Βήμα Online
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Στη Βουλή ο νέος εκλογικός νόμος: Καταργείται η απλή αναλογική (pdf) - Documento

  1. Στη Βουλή ο νέος εκλογικός νόμος: Καταργείται η απλή αναλογική (pdf)  Documento
  2. Στη Βουλή ο νέος εκλογικός νόμος - Τι αλλάζει  Newsbomb.gr
  3. Κατατέθηκε το νομοσχέδιο για τις βουλευτικές εκλογές | Η Εφημερίδα των Συντακτών  Η Εφημερίδα των Συντακτών
  4. Κατατέθηκε στη Βουλή ο εκλογικός νόμος – Τι περιλαμβάνει  In.gr
  5. Εκλογικός νόμος: Κατατέθηκε στη Βουλή, ψηφίζεται στις 22 Ιανουαρίου  iefimerida
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Firing AJ Hinch and Jeff Luhnow Was Jim Crane's Only Option

January 14, 2020 at 02:06AM

The Astros needed to move on from their current regime in the wake of MLB's report.

Astros owner Jim Crane gave AJ Hinch and Jeff Luhnow only minutes of warning

before he fired them on live television Monday. It was a cold, sudden ending to what had been such a warm story, as Hinch, the manager, and Luhnow, the general manager, guided Houston from irrelevance to the franchise’s first world championship, packed houses and three straight 100-win seasons.

Hinch was blown away by the news. He had anticipated discipline from Major League Baseball for failing to stop his team’s sign-stealing schemes in 2017 and 2018, but who actually anticipates getting fired? He was stunned, but still managed to tell Crane he understood and still wants what is best for the organization. Luhnow, true to his stoic self, took the news and was off the phone in a hurry.

Has anybody else been fired on live TV, let alone two successful shepherds of a franchise at the same time? Stunning as it was, Crane acted logically given the findings of the commissioner’s investigation.

The Astros had built a winning culture, but a deeply flawed, impersonal one. Crane would not risk returning to it–not by putting two placeholders into those jobs in 2020 and simply waiting to go back to Hinch and Luhnow in 2021 and the taint they carry. He had to move on permanently, not temporarily.

The report was damning on so many levels. The Astros, it established, cheated “throughout the 2017 postseason,” when they won the World Series, giving an MLB-sanctioned taint to that championship. Alex Cora and Carlos Beltran were at the heart of the schemes–the only named participants after 68 interviews. The Astros used so many methods to pull off their chicanery that it was hard to keep them straight: a runner, a smart watch, a cell phone, the dugout phone, the trash can, the replay monitor, the video room, the back office analysts, clapping, whistling, yelling, a massage gun … wait, what? A massage gun?

This was systematic cheating of the highest order over a two-year period. But what undermines all of it is the lost culture of the Astros–decency and a working moral compass lost in the maniacal quest not just to win but to achieve any incremental edge that made winning a bit more possible. The report damns this “insular culture–one that valued and rewarded results over other considerations, combined with a staff of individuals who often lacked direction or sufficient oversight …”

Luhnow and Hinch, for all their success, barely spoke, symptomatic of the internal dysfunction. The Astros crossed the line commissioner Rob Manfred drew in Sept. 15, 2017, when he alerted all clubs in a memo that the misuse of technology to steal signs would result in harsh penalties, including the loss of draft picks. He put on notice front offices, managers and coaches to make sure such cheating didn’t happen on their watch. According to the report, Luhnow didn’t even “forward the memoranda and did not confirm that the players and field staff were in compliance with MLB rules and the memoranda.”

The report added this punch in the gut to any Astros fan, revealing the ultimate “what if?” moment:

“Had Luhnow taken those steps in September 2017, it is clear to me that the Astros would have ceased both sign-stealing schemes at that time.”

The Astros would not have been penalized if they ceased the schemes at that time. Manfred has made it clear that the Sept. 15, 2017 memo is the line of demarcation: only cheating after that declaration will be met with harsh penalties.

Luhnow took what was an all-points bulletin from the commissioner of baseball and did nothing. Didn’t forward it. Didn’t tell his manager. Didn’t make sure his team was in compliance.

Hinch will manage again someday because the report makes clear he neither participated in nor condoned the sign stealing. His crime was one of one omission. He failed to stop the cheating when it was right in front of him. The industry understands. Luhnow is a different cat, more of an iconoclast who lost favor among the old guard in baseball when he fired advance scouts. His best practices were trashed in the report. His comeback will be more difficult, especially to return to another general manager position.

With smarts and nimbleness, Luhnow built one of the great teams at the end of the decade. But his mistake in 2017 to ignore the commissioner’s warning is one that will stick.

It not only led to the mess that happened Monday, but it also damaged the brand that Crane owns. The owner could not go back to that culture. He had to fire his two top decision makers, even if it happened on live TV.

17 Times Cats Decided They Wanted To Be Somewhere And Really Committed

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17 Hilarious Tweets From The "Jeopardy!" GOAT Tournament Contestants

"Ken's form is terrible…"


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Cynthia Erivo Said She Won't Be A "Party Trick" For The BAFTAs After They Released An All-White Nomination List

"I work hard and every single person of color who is working in these films this year has worked really hard."


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