Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Liz Truss, will visit Cardiff to attend a Finance Ministers quadrilateral meeting Liz Truss will also visit 3D printing facility to showcase innovation in UK manufacturing On a visit to Wales today (15 February 2019), the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Liz Truss will attend a Finance Ministers Quadrilateral meeting in Cardiff.The Chief Secretary will also visit a local engineering company to champion the innovation of UK manufacturing firms in boosting economic growth and productivity, as well as rising exports from the region.At Renishaw, a global precision engineering and manufacturing company, the Chief Secretary will highlight the pioneering techniques of advanced manufacturing and 3D printing in revolutionising sectors from aviation to health tech.This success comes alongside rising demand for Welsh goods abroad, with latest figures showing Welsh goods exports were worth £16.5 billion in 2017, a rise of 12% compared to the previous year. UK Export Finance has supported Welsh exporters by giving £7.5 million in 2017-18 to unlock over £64m of overseas sales.In addition to export success, further roll-out of fibre broadband to Wales was announced last month. The government’s Superfast Broadband programme has already delivered superfast broadband to 95% of Welsh premises, with a plan to roll out to 26,000 more.The Chief Secretary to the Treasury Liz Truss said: Wales is demonstrating the UK’s strong record for goods exports with a 12% increase in 2017. This is not surprising with the leading innovation that we see in manufacturing and digital infrastructure. We need to ensure that our digital infrastructure carries on developing to continue our economic growth for everyone in the UK.
I recently read an article by Norman Chad in the Indianapolis Star. He, like a lot of us, is wondering where the NFL’s integrity lies. As most of you know, the players in the league are allowed to participate in the fantasy games of chance. They are allowed to bet up to $250 on any one fantasy league.Not only is this allowed, but two of the owners own stock in Draft Kings. This is probably the most popular of these games. As you also know, there is a serious question about Draft Kings integrity itself. Employees of these companies are able to play the competition’s version. How can this action not raise questions on to how these bets are made and how a certain player may play the next game. For doing this in baseball, Pete Rose is banned from baseball for life. How is this any different? Again, NFL owners and the League are interested in only one thing–how much money can we make?
Drogba most recently played for Phoenix Rising in the United Soccer League.“I wanna thank all the players, managers, teams and fans that I have met and made this journey one of a kind,” he wrote in a statement on Twitter.“If anyone tells you your dreams are too big, just say thank you and work harder and smarter to turn them into a reality.”Drogba played club football in six different countries in total, with the majority of his success coming in France and England.He won the Premier League Golden Boot in 2006-07 and 2009-10, netting 104 times in the English top flight in total, and also scored a dramatic late equaliser when Chelsea beat Bayern Munich on penalties in the Champions League final six years ago.Drogba’s last game was Phoenix’s 1-0 loss to Louisville City in the USL Cup final on November 8.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Drogba spent the last four years of his career playing in North America © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/File / Christian PetersenLONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 22 – Ivory Coast and Chelsea great Didier Drogba announced his retirement on Wednesday after a 20-year career.The 40-year-old scored 164 goals in 381 appearances for Chelsea, winning four Premier League titles, four FA Cups and the 2012 Champions League, while he is also Ivory Coast’s all-time record goalscorer with 65.