Commuters complain of overcrowding after Northern Line suspended

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IMF: No-deal Brexit remains biggest risk to European growth

first_img(Image credit: Getty) Read more: General Election poll: Conservatives lead Labour by seven points Wednesday 6 November 2019 11:37 am “Growth in global export volumes has slowed significantly from about 4.5 per cent in 2017 to close to zero in the first half of 2019,” the IMF said. No-deal Brexit remains biggest risk to European growth, IMF warns The IMF said central banks in Europe should keep interest rates low to try to boost economies, given that inflation looks likely to stay subdued. The report showed that Ireland is the country by far the most exposed to trade with the UK, suggesting it is the country with the most to lose from a no-deal Brexit. Belgium, the Netherlands, and Iceland are the next three most exposed. The words of caution from the IMF come as Britain gears up for a General Election that Prime Minister Boris Johnson hopes will provide a mandate for the UK to leave European Union with his Brexit deal. A no-deal Brexit remains the biggest threat to the economies of Europe, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned, and could further damage already very weak growth. The IMF, in one of its first reports under its new chief Kristalina Georgieva, today said a no-deal exit is “the key risk in the near term” to the European economy. In Britain, it could cause output to be 3.5 per cent lower than it should have been in two years time. The EU would be less badly affected, with output 0.5 per cent below where it should have been. It said such an event “could have a sizeable impact” on the economies of both the UK and the EU. center_img In its report on Europe, the IMF said Brexit-related uncertainty had already been a factor holding back trade in Europe. It said the US-China trade war the main cause, however. BRUSSELS, BELGIUM – OCTOBER 17: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (L) and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker give statements to the media prior to a summit of European Union leaders on October 17, 2019 in Brussels, Belgium. Officials announced earlier in the day that EU and UK negotiators have reached an agreement on the United Kingdom’s departure from the EU. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images) Harry Robertson The PM last month requested an extension to Britain’s EU membership until 31 January 2020, meaning the UK could still crash out without a deal then. Share It said that in countries with budget surpluses and investment needs, “a measured fiscal expansion should be considered to boost potential output”. whatsapp Read more: IMF warns 2019 global growth will fall to lowest since financial crisis whatsapplast_img read more

Got an HSBC account? It’s time to show your support for the people of Hong Kong

first_imgHSBC’s history in the region meant it would have been uniquely placed to take a stand against the rising wave of totalitarianism. Instead, it chose the side of the oppressor: issuing a statement of support for “all laws that stabilise Hong Kong’s social order”. HSBC is under fire, with senior politicians asking it to explain why it has frozen the accounts of democracy activist Ted Hui. HSBC can and must do better. If it will not make this move on its own, then it must be persuaded. If companies like BlackRock, Aviva or Legal and General begin to pull their vast investments in the bank, that would send a clear message of support to the people of Hong Kong who are battling for their freedom. When Hong Kong’s establishment, overseen by Beijing, introduced the National Security Law this summer, it drew international condemnation. The rules are grossly overreaching: targeting any individual, anywhere in the world, who commits any act that could be construed as critical of the Hong Kong government.  Opinion The Chinese-orchestrated roll-back of freedoms in Hong Kong is a clear breach of the Sino-British Joint Declaration — a UN-recognised treaty that both countries signed in 1984 agreeing how the colony would be governed after Britain relinquished control. HSBC, a British bank with a long history of operating in Hong Kong, has flourished in the territory’s liberal economy. Got an HSBC account? It’s time to show your support for the people of Hong Kong As we speak, the people of Hong Kong are fighting for basic rights which we in the UK take for granted. The new rules have effectively ended freedom of speech and protest in the city in one fell swoop. Overnight, a core tenet of democracy — being able to disagree with your government — crumbled. The move is part of an increasingly brutal regime overseen by mainland China, which has seen the city’s police deliberately use violence and intimidation to dissuade protesters. But the rule of law is fundamental to the proper working of a market economy. The bank cannot support the erosion of democracy in one part of the world while benefiting from it in another. To do so is hypocritical. Main image credit: Getty HSBC is under fire, with senior politicians asking it to explain why it has frozen the accounts of democracy activist Ted Hui. Also Read: Got an HSBC account? It’s time to show your support for the people of Hong Kong In fact, it reflected a cynical pattern of behaviour from HSBC — one that is epitomised by its backing for Hong Kong’s draconian National Security Law, and the brutal authorities who have been trying to stamp out the freedom and democracy movement in the territory. HSBC is under fire, with senior politicians asking it to explain why it has frozen the accounts of democracy activist Ted Hui. Also Read: Got an HSBC account? It’s time to show your support for the people of Hong Kong When the FinCEN files leaked in September, HSBC’s involvement in an international Ponzi scheme sent the bank’s share prices tumbling. It had been warned about the account holder’s suspicious activities, but moved their money anyway. As anyone who followed HSBC’s relationship with China knows, this wasn’t the first time it had chosen to ignore the human cost of its business relationships. Following a reported 35 per cent fall in its quarterly profits, HSBC has announced that it might have to start charging its customers for basic services such as current accounts  Tuesday 3 November 2020 4:05 am British consumers have faced a tough few months — but for those banking with HSBC, times may be about to get tougher still.  Tom RandallTom Randall is MP for Gedling Show Comments ▼ whatsapp whatsapp We must show the people of Hong Kong who are fighting for the soul of their city that they are not alone. City A.M.’s opinion pages are a place for thought-provoking views and debate. These views are not necessarily shared by City A.M. Share British customers would be forgiven if they start looking to take their business elsewhere — but not only for this reason.   Once a beacon of democracy, Hong Kong’s time as a free city is in danger of running out. Our own banks cannot benefit from the torture and disenfranchisement of innocent people. Now is the time for all who have dealings with HSBC — be it shares, bank accounts or sponsorship arrangements — to send a clear message that their support will be withdrawn if the company continues to endorse blatant human rights abuses. last_img read more

Supreme Court weighs whether to review a whistleblower case against Gilead

first_img Supreme Court weighs whether to review a whistleblower case against Gilead @Pharmalot Log In | Learn More Pharmalot Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED About the Author Reprints What’s included? Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. What is it? Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. By Ed Silverman April 18, 2018 Reprints [email protected] In a case fraught with implications for the pharmaceutical industry, the U.S. Supreme Court has asked the solicitor general for its views on a lawsuit involving Gilead Sciences (GILD) and what constitutes a material representation by companies that bill the federal government.The request came in a long-running whistleblower suit that accused the company of misleading regulators about contaminated ingredients used in various HIV medicines and falsifying data to win marketing approval for the drugs. Ed Silverman GET STARTED Tags infectious diseaselegalpharmaceuticalspolicySTAT+last_img read more

In Pictures: Glorious sunshine draws crowd to annual Fisherstown Tractor Run

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Pinterest Rugby Facebook Home News In Pictures: Glorious sunshine draws crowd to annual Fisherstown Tractor Run News WhatsApp Community Facebook Community Twitter By LaoisToday Reporter – 2nd July 2018 center_img SEE ALSO – Laois footballer’s All-Ireland Qualifier Round 4 opponents revealed WhatsApp There was a big crowd in Fisherstown on Sunday afternoon for the annual charity Tractor Run which started and finished at the Fisherman’s Thatched Inn.As ever a large number of local farmers took part with the tractors driving in convoy on a route around the area.People of all ages were there to soak up the atmosphere with entertainment for all the family throughout the afternoon.The nominated charity this year was the St Brigid’s Hospice, The Curragh.The friends of St Brigid’s Hospice and Home Care Services is a voluntary organisation with charitable status.Their principal objective is to benefit the community of Kildare and West Wicklow by assisting, promoting and supporting the aspirations and needs of St. Brigid’s Hospice.This is achieved through financial assistance towards Hospice, Specialist Palliative care and Home Care for patients with incurable life threatening illnesses and their families.Our photographer went along on the day and snapped these brilliant pictures: Previous articleWANTED: Laois’s Top 25 InstagrammersNext articletest 2 LaoisToday Reporter Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Pinterest In Pictures: Glorious sunshine draws crowd to annual Fisherstown Tractor Run TAGSFisherstowntractor run Twitter Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’last_img read more

That may be the next-gen Porsche 911 GT3 hiding in this Superbowl ad

first_img The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS First Drive: 2019 Porsche 911 Speedster advertisement We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending Videos The revised 4.0-litre flat-six remains naturally aspirated, and currently makes 503 horsepower and 346 lb-ft of torque. In the Speedster, it’s paired exclusively to a six-speed manual transmission, although you won’t need to use the shifter that often, as the SOB revs to 9,000 rpm. See More Videos RELATED TAGSPorscheLuxuryLuxury VehiclesNew Vehiclescenter_img Porsche considers making you subscribe to special editions“We’ve invested in the future with this engine. I can’t comment on future projects but we would be stupid not to re-use this engine somewhere,” said Andreas Preuninger. Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca ‹ Previous Next › If that is, indeed, it this would be the first time the track-focused sports car has been shown without camouflage, even though it still doesn’t show too many details. Its showing up here does hint at a potential expeditious release, though, possibly even at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show in March.Last we heard of the old GT3 was it was lending its engine to the new 991 Speedster. Now, bosses at Porsche are strongly hinting the revised motor would make it into the new GT3 as well.RELATED Trending in Canada The next-generation Porsche GT3 looks like it’s made a surprise cameo in the background of the company’s just-released Super Bowl ad teaser.It was the super-eagle-eyed folks at Autocar that first noticed the vehicle in the background of Porsche’s 2020 Super Bowl ad.You’d have to really be paying attention to even notice the car is a new 911, let alone the next version of a special edition model. Nevertheless, GT3 details can be picked out of the pixels, such as the centre-lock wheels, large fixed rear wing and splitter. last_img read more

Graduating Buffs: Learn the art of negotiating salary, benefits

first_imgCategories:Career DevelopmentCampus Community Published: April 3, 2017 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mailcenter_img Learn how to negotiate your salary and benefits before your interviews at the Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop on Thursday, April 6, at the Center for Community (C4C). It’s a no-cost experience that could potentially earn you thousands of dollars in additional income over your lifetime. Start Smart Workshops are specifically designed for college students about to enter the job market. According to research by the American Association of University Women (AAUW), women one year out of college are paid only 82 percent of what their male counterparts receive.If you goWho: All studentsWhat: Start Smart Salary Negotiation WorkshopWhen: Thursday, April 6, 5 to 7:30 p.m.Where: C4C, room S350RSVP: Email [email protected] using the skills taught in this workshop, you will learn to:Negotiate your starting salary and narrow the pay gap.Improve your lifelong earning potential.Articulate your value.Build confidence in your negotiation style.Sharpen your budgeting skills.The event is open to all students but limited to 30 participants, so sign up early. Food will be provided. To enroll, please contact Sarah Rimmel at 303-492-4250 or by emailing [email protected] workshop is endorsed by the Boulder Branch of the AAUW and sponsored by the University of Colorado Women’s Resource Center and Career Services.Visit the Facebook event page for more information and updates.last_img read more

Trade Unions Must Maintain Relevance – JCTU President

first_imgRelatedTrade Unions Must Maintain Relevance – JCTU President RelatedTrade Unions Must Maintain Relevance – JCTU President Trade Unions Must Maintain Relevance – JCTU President CommerceApril 12, 2010 RelatedTrade Unions Must Maintain Relevance – JCTU Presidentcenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail President of the Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions (JCTU), Mr. Lloyd Goodleigh, has emphasised that the trade union movement must maintain a high level of professionalism and relevance, which are key elements in a globalised society.“We have to acknowledge that in a globalised world, we are but one major institution in a labour market that we practise industrial relations, and that our survival is dependent on our level of professionalism and our relevance, in fast changing circumstances,” he argued.Mr. Goodleigh was addressing the topic: ‘Whither the Trade Union Movement’, at a symposium held at the Mona Visitors’ Lodge, at the University of the West Indies (UWI), on April 9, in honour of the late Vice Chancellor Emeritus of the UWI, Professor the Hon. Rex Nettleford.Minister of National Security, Senator the Hon. Dwight Nelson (at podium), emphasises a point as he chairs a symposium held at the Mona Visitors’ Lodge, at the University of the West Indies (UWI), on Friday, April 9, in honour of the late Vice Chancellor Emeritus of the UWI, Professor the Hon. Rex Nettleford.The President said that going forward, trade union organisations will have to have open systems, be more democratic, and ensure that they are “healthy institutions for individual development.”“Most importantly, at this juncture in Jamaica’s socio- political history, unions must use the present circumstances of economic scarcity and technological imperative to address the question of comprehensive labour market reform, because it is now accepted that in order to maximise or even make gains from structural adjustment, comprehensive labour market reform is crucial,” he said.He noted further that trade unions must ensure that Government and governance have the necessary resources, abilities and power necessary to equip Jamaicans with the knowledge capacity and the social protection to allow them to cope with a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world.Minister of National Security, Senator the Hon. Dwight Nelson, who chaired the session, recalled that the late Professor was very passionate about the development of the trade union movement, and about ensuring that trade union activists had the necessary education to be able to carry out their functions.President of the Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions (JCTU), Mr. Lloyd Goodleigh, addresses a symposium held at the Mona Visitors’ Lodge, at the University of the West Indies (UWI), on Friday, April 9, in honour of the late Vice Chancellor Emeritus of the UWI, Professor the Hon. Rex Nettleford.Professor Nettleford, who was born on February 3, 1933 in Falmouth, Trelawny, was recognised for his involvement in the arts and his vast contribution to academia. He was Professor of Extra Mural Studies at the UWI, headed the Trade Union Education Institution and founded the National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC).The three-day symposium, which began on April 7, focused on the life and works of the late Professor, who died at the age of 76, on February 2 , at the George Washington Hospital, in Washington, D.C., in the United States. Advertisementslast_img read more

Pentagon chief during Jan. 6 riot defends military response

first_imgHomeNewsPentagon chief during Jan. 6 riot defends military response May. 12, 2021 at 6:00 amNewsPentagon chief during Jan. 6 riot defends military responseAssociated Press4 weeks agomilitaryNewsriot ERIC TUCKER and MICHAEL BALSAMO, Associated PressPresident Donald Trump’s acting defense secretary during the Jan. 6 Capitol riots plans to tell Congress that he was concerned in the days before the insurrection that sending troops to the building would fan fears of a military coup and could cause a repeat of the deadly Kent State shootings, according to a copy of prepared remarks obtained by The Associated Press.Christopher Miller’s testimony is aimed at defending the Pentagon’s response to the chaos of the day and rebutting broad criticism that military forces were too slow to arrive even as pro-Trump rioters violently breached the building and stormed inside. He casts himself as a deliberate leader who was determined that the military have only limited involvement, a perspective he says was shaped by criticism of the aggressive response to the civil unrest that roiled American cities months earlier, as well as decades-old episodes that ended in violence.The Defense Department, he will tell members of the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday, has “an extremely poor record in supporting domestic law enforcement,” including during civil rights and anti-Vietnam War demonstrations in the 1960s and 1970s.“And some 51 years ago, on May 4, 1970, Ohio National Guard troops fired at demonstrators at Kent State University and killed four American civilians,” Miller will say, adding, “I was committed to avoiding repeating these scenarios.”He will also deny that Trump, criticized for failing to forcefully condemn the rioters, had any involvement in the Defense Department’s response and will say that Trump had even suggested that 10,000 troops might be needed for Jan. 6.Miller, expected to testify alongside former acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen and District of Columbia Police Chief Robert Contee III, will be the most senior Defense Department official to participate in congressional hearings on the riots. The sessions have been characterized by finger-pointing by officials across agencies about missed intelligence, poor preparations and an inadequate law enforcement response.The Capitol Police have faced criticism for being badly overmatched, the FBI for failing to share with sufficient urgency intelligence suggesting a possible “war” at the Capitol, and the Defense Department for an hourslong delay in getting support to the complex despite the violent, deadly chaos unfolding on TV.Rosen, for his part, is expected to tell lawmakers that the Justice Department “took appropriate precautions” ahead of the riot, putting tactical and other elite units on standby after local police reports indicated that 10,000 to 30,000 people were expected at rallies and protests, according to prepared remarks obtained by the AP.Miller’s testimony will amount to the most thorough explanation of Pentagon actions after months of criticism that it took hours for the National Guard to arrive.In his remarks, he defends his resistance to a heavy military response as being shaped by public “hysteria” about the possibility of a military coup or concerns that the military might be used to help overturn the election results. Fearful of amplifying those suspicions — as well as the chance that a soldier might be provoked into violence in a way that could be perceived as an attack on First Amendment activities — he says he agreed in the days before the insurrection to deploy soldiers only in areas away from the Capitol.“No such thing was going to occur on my watch but these concerns, and hysteria about them, nonetheless factored into my decisions regarding the appropriate and limited use of our Armed Forces to support civilian law enforcement during the Electoral College certification,” Miller will say. “My obligation to the Nation was to prevent a constitutional crisis.”Democrats have signaled that they intend to press Miller on why it took so long for the National Guard to arrive despite urgent plans for help. Miller will contend that those complaints are unjustified, though he also concedes that the Guard was not rushed to the scene — a decision that he maintains was intentional.“This isn’t a video game where you can move forces with a flick of the thumb or a movie that glosses over the logistical challenges and the time required to coordinate and synchronize with the multitude of other entities involved, or with complying with the important legal requirements involved in the use of such forces,” he will say.Even after the Guard was requested, he said he felt compelled to send them “in with a plan to not only succeed but that would spare them unnecessary exposure and spare everyone the consequences of poor planning or execution.”“We appreciated the seriousness of the situation, but we did not want to piece-meal National Guard forces into the zone of conflict,” Miller will say.Although the timeline Miller offers in his remarks generally matches up with that provided by other high-ranking leaders, he notably puts himself at odds with William Walker, who as commanding general of the D.C. National Guard testified to what he said were unusual Pentagon restrictions that impeded his response and contributed to a three-hour delay between the time he requested aid and the time it was received. Walker has since become the House sergeant-at-arms, in charge of the chamber’s security.Miller will say that Walker was given “all the authority he needed to fulfill the mission” and that before Jan. 6 he had never expressed any concern about the forces he had at his disposal. He contends that he authorized the deployment of 340 National Guard personnel, the total amount Walker had said would be necessary, and authorized him to use a 40-member quick reaction force provided that Walker could provide him with a so-called concept of operations.Miller said he approved the activation of the Guard at 3 p.m.. He said that though that support did not arrive at the Capitol complex until 5:22 p.m., the coordination, planning and deputizing of personnel by civilian law enforcement all took time.Miller, a Green Beret and retired Army colonel, served as a White House counter terrorism adviser under Trump before being tapped as acting defense secretary for the final months of the Trump administration. He replaced Mark Esper, who was fired after the election after being seen by Trump as insufficiently loyal.The abrupt appointment raised concerns that Miller was in place to be a Trump loyalist. In his opening statement, though, he will say that he believes Trump “encouraged the protesters” but declines to say if he thinks the president bears responsibility. He recounts a conversation on Jan. 5 when Trump, struck by a crowd of supporters at a rally that day, told him that 10,000 troops would be needed the next day.“The call lasted fewer than thirty seconds and I did not respond substantively, and there was no elaboration. I took his comment to mean that a large force would be required to maintain order the following day,” Miller says in his statement.Associated Press writer Nomaan Merchant in Washington contributed to this report.Tags :militaryNewsriotshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentBird scooters to be booted out of Santa MonicaFire Chief Bill Walker Announces Plans to Join Family in Texas and Lead Fire Department in BedfordYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall5 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson15 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter15 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor15 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press15 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press15 hours agolast_img read more

Armour up by 5, eyeing first Tour win in Miss.

first_imgJACKSON, Miss. – Ryan Armour shot a 5-under 67 during a windy, chilly third round Saturday to take a five-stroke lead at the Sanderson Farms Championship. Armour, who led by one after 36 holes, had eight birdies and three bogeys to move to 15-under 201. Chesson Hadley (68) was next at 10 under. Vaughn Taylor (70), Scott Strohmeyer (68), Beau Hossler (69), Ben Silverman (69), and Seamus Power (71) were tied for third another shot back at 207. Armour, 41, is seeking his first PGA Tour title in his 105th Tour event. After the first two rounds were played in sunshine and near-80 degree temperatures, it was in the low 50s on Saturday. Biting winds added to the chill factor – and the uncertainty on judging shots. An Ohio native who now lives in Jupiter, Florida, Armour fought through the conditions to post the day’s low round. He overcame bogeys on holes Nos. 5-7 with four straight birdies on the back nine, capped by a 57-foot putt on the most difficult hole on the course, the par-4 16th, to regain control. While Armour was grinding out pars and birdies, his youngest son, Patrick, was celebrating his ninth birthday at home in Jupiter. Armour credited his family for improving his game. Sanderson Farms Championship: Articles, photos and videos Full-field scores from the Sanderson Farms Championship ”The kids have helped me become more disciplined,” he said. ”Back coming out of college, you thought you could do everything. But now with kids who get up early, wanting to be part of their life, I want to have energy. I get to bed early and up early, and that’s discipline that’s helping me on the golf course. ”I’m happy where I’m at with my family, my caddie, my instructor. My parents are healthy finally, everything is falling into place.” He’s been at the top of his game all week, tied for the lead after the first round, and then alone at the top following the second round, which was delayed by rain that came late Friday and completed on Saturday morning. Armour took just 26 putts and made eight birdies Saturday. He followed his bogey string by stuffing an 8-iron to 4 feet for birdie on No. 8, made a 21-footer from the fringe for birdie on No. 10, and then got on a roll – again on Nos. 13-16.  Asked how he’ll handle being in the final group on Sunday, the even-natured Armour said he’ll do what he’s done each day. ”Kind of stick with what you’re doing,” he said. ”You’re not always going to be able to, but my strength is – obviously, I have figured this out, finally – driving it in the fairway, hitting it on the green, and trying to make putts. I don’t overpower a golf course.”last_img read more