Trump administration fires deputy at U.S.A.I.D. to keep the acting chief in top job.

first_imgUnexpectedly on Friday, the administration fired the deputy at U.S.A.I.D., which will keep her boss in power, since the move came just hours before his appointment was to expire.Two officials confirmed that the deputy administrator, Bonnie Glick, was told around 2:45 p.m. Friday that she would be out of her job at 5 p.m. Her termination came shortly after the agency’s acting administrator, John Barsa, was notified by internal lawyers that his 210-day appointment would expire at midnight Friday, and that he would go back to his previous post as an assistant administrator. Had she not been fired, Ms. Glick would have become the acting administrator.- Advertisement – Now, with Ms. Glick gone, Mr. Barsa is in line to be the acting deputy administrator — and will, in effect, run the agency, since there is no Senate-confirmed administrator. One official described it as a “Game of Thrones” move. It is not clear why the White House or State Department refused to name Ms. Glick as the agency’s acting administrator either of the times she was passed over. One of the officials said she and Mr. Barsa have not gotten along since he was given the job in April.The personnel chaos at the aid agency, which has been beset by infighting and delays in distributing coronavirus assistance worldwide, was touched off earlier Friday by a press inquiry from Devex, an online news and community forum for development workers, which had asked about Mr. Barsa’s status given that his appointment was about to expire.Ms. Glick was confirmed by unanimous consent to her post as deputy administrator of the agency in January 2019. She is a registered Republican in Maryland. In a statement, the aid agency confirmed that Friday was Ms. Glick’s last day on the job and called her “a tremendous champion of, and for, USAID.” It did not include details of her firing, and a spokeswoman declined to comment further.Mr. Barsa was a Senate-confirmed assistant administrator, overseeing Latin America policy, when the agency’s former leader, Mark Green, resigned in April.At that point, the Trump administration tapped Mr. Barsa — over Ms. Glick, who was next in line — to run the agency in a temporary capacity.- Advertisement – WASHINGTON — As the nation awaits the final tally in the presidential election, the Trump administration appears to have used a shuffling of top jobs at the United States Agency for International Development to keep a political appointee in charge of the global development organization.The move offers a possible indication that, win or lose, President Trump intends to continue to defy the usual post-election comity to muscle through his policies and appointees for as long as he can.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

West Ham Sacks Manager Slaven Bilic and David Moyes Might Replace him

first_imgA few hours ago, the Premier League club announced the departure of the Croatian, who was appointed in June 2015 on a three-year contract, on Monday after Saturday’s 4-1 loss to Liverpool. “West Ham United can confirm that Slaven Bilic has today left his position with the club,” the Hammers said in a statement. The club hierarchy “believe a change is now necessary in order for the club to move forward positively and in line with their ambition”, the statement added.It has also been confirmed that assistants Nikola Jurcevic, Edin Terzic, Julian Dicks and Miljenko Rak have also left the club with immediate effect.Though not confirmed yet, Former Everton, Manchester United and Sunderland boss David Moyes is widely expected to replace Bilic at the London Stadium.The Hammers statement added: “The club’s search for a new manager to take West Ham United forward is underway and an announcement regarding Bilic’s successor is expected to be made over the coming days.” Relatedlast_img read more

NFL Week 15 coverage map: TV schedule for CBS, Fox regional broadcasts

first_imgThe NFL coverage map for Week 15 makes clear what CBS and Fox consider the best games Sunday’s NFL TV schedule has to offer. That’s the case this week for the games scheduled to be played on Fox, at least.The regional NFL game that will appear in the most markets Sunday is Rams at Cowboys, scheduled for a 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff on Fox. The network also will present most of the country Bears at Packers in the early Sunday afternoon time slot, but that game will share the spotlight with Eagles at Redskins and Seahawks at Panthers. CBS’ coverage is split among seven games early and late Sunday, with Texans at Titans and Broncos at Chiefs hogging the biggest viewing areas. TV schedule for NFL Week 15 gamesCBS coverage (506sports) Texans at Titans (1 p.m. ET)Broncos at Chiefs (1 p.m. ET)Dolphins at Giants (1 p.m. ET)Patriots at Bengals (1 p.m. ET)Vikings at Chargers (4:05 p.m. ET)Jaguars at Raiders (4:05 p.m. ET)Browns at Cardinals (4:05 p.m. ET)Fox coverageBears at Packers (1 p.m. ET)Eagles at Redskins (1 p.m. ET)Seahawks at Panthers (1 p.m. ET)Buccaneers at Lions (1 p.m. ET)Rams at Cowboys (4:25 p.m. ET)Falcons at 49ers (4:25 p.m. ET)MORE WEEK 15:Playoff picture | Clinching scenariosList of Week 15 NFL games by TV market(TV markets listed in order by size)MarketCBS earlyFox earlyCBS lateFox lateNew YorkDolphins at GiantsBears at Packers-Rams at CowboysLos Angeles-Bears at PackersVikings at ChargersRams at CowboysChicago-Bears at PackersVikings at ChargersRams at CowboysPhiladelphia-Eagles at RedskinsVikings at ChargersRams at CowboysDallas-Ft. WorthTexans at TitansEagles at Redskins-Rams at CowboysSan Francisco/Bay area-Seahawks at PanthersJaguars at RaidersFalcons at 49ersWashington D.C.-Eagles at RedskinsVikings at ChargersRams at CowboysHoustonTexans at TitansBears at Packers-Rams at CowboysBostonPatriots at BengalsBears at Packers-Rams at CowboysAtlantaTexans at TitansBears at Packers-Falcons at 49ersPhoenix-Bears at PackersBrowns at CardinalsRams at CowboysTampa/St. Petersburg-Buccaneers at LionsJaguars at RaidersRams at CowboysSeattle-Seahawks at PanthersVikings at ChargersFalcons at 49ersDetroit-Buccaneers at LionsVikings at ChargersRams at CowboysMinneapolis-St. Paul-Bears at PackersVikings at ChargersRams at CowboysMiamiDolphins at GiantsBears at Packers-Rams at CowboysDenverBroncos at ChiefsBears at Packers-Rams at CowboysOrlando-Buccaneers at LionsJaguars at RaidersRams at CowboysCleveland-Bears at PackersBrowns at CardinalsRams at CowboysSacramento-Seahawks at PanthersJaguars at RaidersFalcons at 49ersCharlotte-Seahawks at PanthersVikings at ChargersRams at CowboysPortland-Seahawks at PanthersVikings at ChargersFalcons at 49ersSt. LouisBroncos at ChiefsBears at Packers-Rams at CowboysPittsburghBroncos at ChiefsBears at Packers-Rams at CowboysIndianapolisTexans at TitansBears at Packers-Rams at CowboysBaltimoreBroncos at ChiefsEagles at Redskins-Rams at CowboysRaleigh-DurhamTexans at TitansSeahawks at Panthers-Rams at CowboysNashvilleTexans at Titans–Rams at CowboysSan Diego-Bears at PackersVikings at ChargersRams at CowboysSalt Lake CityBroncos at ChiefsBears at Packers-Rams at CowboysSan AntonioTexans at TitansEagles at Redskins-Rams at CowboysKansas CityBroncos at ChiefsBears at Packers-Rams at CowboysColumbus-Bears at PackersBrowns at CardinalsRams at CowboysMilwaukee-Bears at PackersVikings at ChargersRams at CowboysCincinnatiPatriots at Bengals–Rams at CowboysLas Vegas-Bears at PackersJaguars at RaidersRams at CowboysJacksonville-Bears at PackersJaguars at RaidersRams at CowboysOklahoma CityBroncos at ChiefsEagles at Redskins-Rams at CowboysNew OrleansTexans at TitansBears at Packers-Rams at CowboysMemphisTexans at TitansBears at Packers-Rams at CowboysBuffaloTexans at TitansBears at Packers-Rams at Cowboys (506sports) MORE: Watch NFL Week 15 games live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)There are two TV market blackouts this week. The Nashville market will not get an early Sunday afternoon Fox game due to the Titans playing on CBS. Likewise, the Cincinnati market will not get an early afternoon Fox game due to the Bengals playing on CBS.Below are the full NFL coverage maps for Week 15, plus a list of major TV markets and the CBS and Fox games that will be presented in each on Sunday.WEEK 15 NFL PICKS:Against the spread | Straight-up predictionsNFL coverage map Week 15(NFL coverage maps courtesy of Fox games Late Fox games Early and late CBS games (506sports) read more

Maple Leafs’ Auston Matthews scores 42nd goal, keeps pace with Bruins’ David Pastrnak

first_img“I just tried to wait him out and then saw a little bit of an opening and just tried to sneak it in there so that’s about it,” he told reporters after the game.Starting strong 💪#LeafsForever— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) February 16, 2020Matthews potted his 41st on Thursday and with Saturday’s tally, now has five goals in his last six games. Surprisingly, No. 42 is only the 12th goal the Leafs forward has scored on the road and Zach Hyman’s primary assist marked just the third time he earned the first helper. It is also Matthews’ 13th career goal against Ottawa which is the team he has victimized the most in the NHL.The 2016 first-overall pick continues to build on a career year; he scored 40 in his rookie season. He now has 71 points in 59 games — after adding an assist on Mitchell Marner’s goal — and is the first Toronto player to hit 70 points in 59 games or fewer since Hall of Famer Mats Sundin did so in 57 games in 1996-97. His two-point effort in Saturday’s 4-2 win was the 23rd multi-point game of the year, which is tied for third-most in the NHL. I mean come on. 42 for David Pastrnak #NHLBruins— Bruins Diehards (@BruinsDiehards) February 15, 2020MORE: Leafs looking to strengthen defense before NHL trade deadlineBut then, in the first period of the latest edition of the ‘Battle of Ontario’ — a tilt between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators — Matthews chased down the puck in the left circle before tickling the twine. His quick shot squeezed between the wickets of rookie netminder Marcus Hogberg to give the Leafs a 1-0 lead in a game they would eventually win 4-2. Just a few short hours after Boston Bruins’ David Pastrnak took the lead in the Rocket Richard Trophy race, Auston Matthews said, “hold on there, Pasta” — and matched him atop the leaderboard yet again.Pastrnak scored his 42nd at TD Garden in his team’s 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on a nifty rush and dish from linemate Brad Marchand.last_img read more