Britain's newest fighter jets have been declared "combat ready" and will soon be deployed on operations. Sky News understands a plan is being drawn up for the jets to be sent to RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus this spring.If initial operations run smoothly, it is possible that they could be used on strike missions against Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria by the summer.Speaking at their home base, RAF Marham in Norfolk, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said: "The incredible F35s are ready for operations."I won't go into specifics (on) where they're going to be deployed (but) this is a fighting aircraft that is there to be used and to keep Britain safe."Just in the last 19 days we've seen 10 strikes against Daesh (IS). We cannot be complacent, we cannot sit back, we cannot take it for granted that Daesh would be defeated." The news comes weeks after Donald Trump announced that he would pull US troops out of Syria.Mr Williamson continued: "The US has made clear it's a conditions-based … [Read more...] about New RAF F35 jets to be sent to Cyprus base after being declared ‘combat ready’
Jakarta, Jan 10 (ANTARA News) - Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates number 01 Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and Ma`ruf Amin are ready to face the problems posed by candidate pair number 02 Prabowo Subianto and Sandiaga Uno in the upcoming debate. "Jokowi is experienced in facing debates and political gimmicks, although Amin will need to further familiarize himself with debates," Deputy Chairman of Jokowi-Amin National Campaign Team`s Board of Supervisors, Muhammad Romahurmuziy, stated in Jakarta on Thursday. He believed that in principle, both Jokowi and Amin are ready to face all subject matters that would be posed by their rivals in the first round of debates between the candidates, scheduled to take place on Jan 17, which involve the issues around human rights, law, corruption, and terrorism. On the days leading to the debate, the campaign team has formed a group specifically for the debate with their duties including preparing materials and case studies for the candidates. … [Read more...] about Jokowi-Amin ready to face subject matters in upcoming debate
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Economy Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Economy | Fed Ready to Pause on Interest Rate Increases Supported by ByBinyamin Appelbaum Jan. 9, 2019 A pair of influential Federal Reserve officials said Wednesday that the central bank should pause to assess economic conditions before considering additional increases in its benchmark interest rate, reinforcing the message delivered last week by the Fed chairman, Jerome H. Powell. The Fed on Wednesday also published an account of its most recent meeting, in December, which showed Fed officials already had reached a similar conclusion at that time. Taken together, the speeches and the meeting minutes signal that the Fed will not raise rates at its next meeting, in January, and that it is unlikely to do so at the following meeting, in mid-March. Eric Rosengren, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, … [Read more...] about Fed Ready to Pause on Interest Rate Increases
By Tom Keegan | [email protected] | Boston HeraldPUBLISHED: January 8, 2019 at 12:04 pm | UPDATED: January 9, 2019 at 10:12 am FOXBORO — Nobody has to tell professional football players to increase the intensity during the playoffs. Their minds, even when at rest, take care of that for them. During the regular season, the bye weekend is all about getting away from football and recharging the battery. So how did Patriots defensive end Trey Flowers spend the bye weekend in advance of the Divisional Round? “I had a dream about setting the edge, or didn’t set the edge, and I kind of woke up,” Flowers said. “It was a nightmare. It turned into a nightmare.” Clearly, he was ready to play over the weekend, which indicates he’ll be more than ready to go Sunday for the 1:05 p.m. kickoff against the Chargers at frigid Gillette Stadium. “You definitely look forward to it,” Flowers said. “You go through a whole season … [Read more...] about Patriots defenders readying for ‘chess match’ against Philip Rivers