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Giants reach contract agreement with James Jones

This article, Giants reach contract agreement with James Jones, originally appeared on Fantasy News at CBSSports.com.

Giants coach Tom Coughlin confirmed the team will sign wide receiver James Jones on Friday, reports The Record. Jones is expected to take part in team meetings Friday night and then practice with the team Saturday.

In 2014, Jones caught 73 passes for 666 yards and six touchdowns.

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House approves three-month fix to keep highway funds flowing

By David Morgan
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Vital federal dollars would keep flowing to U.S. road and highway projects for three more months under a bill approved on Wednesday by lawmakers, moving to avert a funding cutoff at the peak of the summer construction season.
The Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted 385-34 in favor of a $12-billion bill to extend highway and mass transit funding through Oct. 29.
The House’s short-term fix was expected to win prompt approval in the Senate, before lawmakers leave Capitol Hill for an extended vacation.
Departing from a display of efficient governance earlier this year, Congress has struggled to cope with the impending insolvency on Aug. 1 of the federal Highway Trust Fund.
The House’s short-term funding bill would give lawmakers breathing space to hammer out a more lasting solution for America’s crumbling infrastructure, seen by the Obama administration as vital to future economic growth.
The Senate was expected to vote Thursday on an ambitious bipartisan transportation bill that would authorize $350 billion in spending on transportation projects over six years, but provide actual funding for only three years.
But a Republican aide said the Senate would likely take up the House’s bill soon afterward. Approval of it would thrust the thorny issue of how to spend hundreds of billions of dollars in highway money into a turbulent tax-and-spending debate aimed at avoiding a government shutdown on Oct. 1.
House lawmakers previously approved an $8.1 billion measure to extend highway funding into December, while working on their own long-term measure. Now they will have less time to craft legislation when they return from a five-week summer break in September.
The two chambers would then have to agree on details before sending a final long-term package to President Barack Obama’s desk for his signature.
House Speaker John Boehner, who has been working with Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell to minimize their differences, told reporters he was confident of “smooth sailing” in the fall.
But U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx told Reuters the coming debate will test whether Congress is serious enough to address U.S. infrastructure needs.
“A purposeful extension makes sense. But an extension for extension’s sake doesn’t make sense,” Foxx said in an interview.
The Obama administration has proposed a fully funded six-year bill providing nearly $480 billion for transportation projects, a level Foxx called “adequate” to meet economic and population growth needs.

(Additional reporting by Richard Cowan and Susan Cornwell; Editing by James Dalgleish and Tom Brown)

Decisão da S&P mostra que reduzir meta fiscal foi equívoco, diz líder da oposição

O líder da oposição no Congresso, deputado Pauderney Avelino (DEM-AM), disse nesta terça-feira, 28, que a perspectiva de rebaixamento da nota de classificação de risco do Brasil pela Standard & Poor’s (S&P) mostra que a decisão do governo de reduzir a meta fiscal foi equivocada. “Mais uma vez, o governo Dilma/PT errou ao indicar que, mesmo num momento de forte crise, ampliaria os gastos, postura que contradiz a cartilha do bom senso, que recomenda corte de gastos quando em momentos de dificuldade”, afirmou, por meio de nota.

A agência de classificação de risco alterou a perspectiva do rating BBB- do Brasil de estável para negativa. A nota da agência representa apenas um degrau acima do grau especulativo. “O iminente rebaixamento mostra que o ministro (da Fazenda) Joaquim Levy tinha razão quando defendia a manutenção ou até o endurecimento das metas. Com o endividamento público crescente, era hora de apertar o cinto”, comentou o deputado. O líder chamou o ministro da Fazenda de “ilha isolada de razão no mar da irresponsabilidade petista”.

500,000 signatures to back BBL passage

More than half a million signatures of Mindanaoans backing the passage of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) will be submitted to President Aquino and Congress, a group said yesterday.

This is to remind our political leaders that at least 500,000 of their constituents back the BBL, according to Marjanie Macasalong, Coalition of Moro Youth Movement (CMYM) chairman.

Macasalong warned politicians that they would lose the votes of millions of Mindanaoans desiring peace in the south if they vote against the BBL.

“They should think twice before using the Bangsamoro for their political agenda because they could lose the support of half a million people,” Macasalong said.

Members of CMYM gathered and verified the 500,000 signatures in three months with no funding.

They traveled to Metro Manila to submit to political leaders copies of the signatures in time for Aquino’s last State of the Nation Address.

On Friday, the CMYM held a prayer meeting and the signature campaign in which hundreds of individuals signed to support the BBL’s passage.

Half a million signatures have been collected and documented simultaneously at a Greenhills mosque and the Golden Mosque in Quiapo, Manila.

The group proceeded to the Senate in a pro-BBL caravan of 100 vehicles to show the support of Muslim communities in Metro Manila to the proposed law.

“We hope with the help of these signatures, Congress will pass a BBL that responds to the genuine aspirations of our people,” Macasalong said.

CMYM members began collecting signatures in March in response to declarations from critical lawmakers that the BBL does not have enough support among Filipinos, especially Mindanaoans.

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بعثة النجم التونسي تصل القاهرة استعدادًا لموقعة الأهلى.. وتغادر للسويس غدًا

استقبل مندوب النادى الأهلى بعثة فريق النجم الساحلى التونسي، التى وصلت القاهرة اليوم الخميس، استعدادًا لمواجهة الأحمر فى الجولة الثالثة لدورى المجموعات بكأس الكونفيدرالية، المقرر إقامتها باستاد السويس الجديد مساء السبت المقبل.

ويقوم مندوب النادى الأهلى بترتيب إقامة بعثة النجم في القاهرة، وتذليل كل العقبات أمامها قبل السفر للسويس، لتنظيم معسكر قبل المباراة المرتقبة.

ومن المقرر أن يؤدي الفريق التونسي تدريبًا خفيفًا بالقاهرة اليوم، ثم تغادر صباح الجمعة إلى العين السخنة للتدريب هناك ليلة المباراة على ملعب اللقاء، حسب لوائح الاتحاد الإفريقي “كاف”.

يذكر أن النجم يتصدر مجموعة الأهلى حامل اللقب بالكونفيدرالية برصيد 6 نقاط من فوزين متتاليين على الملعب المالى والترجي التونسي بنتيجة واحدة هى هدف نظيف، بينما الأهلى الثاني بـ 4 نقاط من فوز على الترجي بثلاثية نظيفة فى السويس، وتعادل سلبي أمام الملعب في مالى.

Italian P.M. to Stand Trial for Sex Scandal

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been ordered to stand trial for a sex scandal involving a teenager. As Mark Phillips reports, after dozens of unsuccessful prosecutions over corruption charges, Berlusconi might be in trouble this time.