Anne M. Peterson Published 9:20 pm PDT, Sunday, October 14, 2018 Alex Morgan (center) celebrates with her teammates after scoring one of her two goals in the CONCACAF semifinals. Tobin Heath (left) also scored twice as the U.S. beat Jamaica 6-0. Alex Morgan (center) celebrates with her teammates after scoring one of her two goals in the CONCACAF semifinals. Tobin Heath (left) also scored twice as the U.S. beat Jamaica 6-0. Photo: Cooper Neill / Getty Images Photo: Cooper Neill / Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Alex Morgan (center) celebrates with her teammates after scoring one of her two goals in the CONCACAF semifinals. Tobin Heath (left) also scored twice as the U.S. beat Jamaica 6-0. Alex Morgan (center) celebrates with her teammates after scoring one of her two goals in the CONCACAF … [Read more...] about Tobin Heath, Alex Morgan lead U.S. rout to clinch berth in World Cup
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Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates has definitively been the richest guy in Silicon Valley since “Friends” first aired on television. But leave it to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to dethrone the king and blow the rankings out of the water with a fortune that now tops $US150 billion. Although you can be sure that Forbes’ annual list of the 400 wealthiest Americans will be loaded with hedge fund execs and investment firm founders, tech executives have steadily infiltrated the ranks and made their way up the chart. The 400 Americans who made Forbes’ list this year averaged a net worth of $US7.2 billion – an estimated half a billion more than last year. To simply make the list, these billionaires needed a net worth of at least $US2.1 billion. That still left more than 200 billionaires out of the rankings, according to Forbes. The 2018 list, released Wednesday, has the seasoned founders of well-established tech companies, but also features some new names. Included in the … [Read more...] about The 25 richest tech execs in the U.S.
By Jorge Pineda SANTO DOMINGO (Reuters) - China's most senior envoy arrived in the Dominican Republic on Thursday to inaugurate a new embassy after the country cut ties with Taiwan, as the U.S. ambassador there urged countries to make diplomatic decisions based on long-term goals. The United States and China have been increasingly jostling for influence in Central America and the Caribbean during the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump. Earlier this month, the United States recalled its top diplomats in the Dominican Republic, El Salvador and Panama over those countries' decisions to no longer recognise Taiwan. In her first public appearance back in the Dominican Republic, U.S. Ambassador Robin Bernstein said on Thursday that the fact that she had been recalled to Washington "demonstrates that the United States government takes the situation of its neighbours seriously." While Bernstein did not specifically mention Taiwan, she noted she had been asked about China's role in … [Read more...] about U.S., China diplomatic efforts overlap in Dominican Republic
HAVANA (Reuters) - The United States on Thursday revised its travel advisory on Cuba to "exercise increased caution," from "reconsider travel," a move that some in the tourism sector hope could help reverse a decline in American visitors to the Caribbean island. The U.S. State Department had warned its citizens last year not to visit the country because of a spate of still unexplained illnesses among its embassy personnel in Havana. The new U.S. travel advisory acknowledges, however, that these so-called "attacks" seemed to target those personnel and not private citizens, and therefore simply advises travellers to "exercise increased caution in Cuba." Cuba and many analysts have branded the warning on travel to the Communist-run island as politically motivated. Republican U.S. President Donald Trump had announced in 2017 he would partially roll back a detente with Havana by his Democratic predecessor Barack Obama. The State Department reported similar illnesses this year among U.S. … [Read more...] about U.S. State Department softens travel advisory on Cuba
(Reuters) - Caribbean sprinters swept the 200 metres races as U.S. overall dominance continued on the final day of the North American Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) championships in Toronto on Sunday. Trinidad and Tobago national champion Kyle Greaux spoiled the host country's chances in the men's 200m, clocking 20.11 seconds to upstage Canada's Commonwealth Games silver medallist Aaron Brown (20.20). The women's race produced a tight finish as Olympic 400m bronze medallist Shericka Jackson of Jamaica won in 22.64 seconds, just 0.03 seconds ahead of Canadian Crystal Emmanuel. Fedrick Dacres and Shanieka Ricketts added more gold for Jamaica. Commonwealth Games champion Dacres tossed the discus 68.47 metres to defeat team mate Traves Smikle (65.46m) and Ricketts, the Commonwealth runner-up, bounded 14.25m in the women's triple jump. But U.S. depth prevailed with the Americans winning 11 of the 17 events, six of them by their women. Former world junior champion Shamier Little beat … [Read more...] about Caribbean sprinters take 200 metres races as U.S. dominates meet