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Goals

Track and Field arrives in Tokyo with sweltering conditions and lofty goals.

New York Times
Scott Cacciola TOKYO — Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands could try to do something unprecedented at the Tokyo Games: win the women’s 1,500, 5,000 and 10,000 meters. To do so, she would need to run multiple heats in multiple events, including five races in six days next week if she......

Fed says economy continues to ‘strengthen,’ cites progress on bond taper goals

Reuters
Fed to release policy statement at 2 p.m. EDT (1800 GMT) Officials expected to continue bond-buying taper debate Fed’s Powell scheduled to hold news briefing WASHINGTON, July 28 (Reuters) – The U.S. economic recovery remains on track despite a rise in coronavirus infections, the Federal Reserve said on Wednesday in......

Meeting Google’s climate change goals ‘stresses out’ CEO Sundar Pichai

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here CEO Sundar Pichai is stressed about Google’s plan to become carbon free over the next decade. That means the company aims to use no carbon-based energy whatsoever by 2030. “It’s a long shot, it stresses me out in terms of......

Klobuchar Lays Out New Goals for Often Low-Key Rules Committee

New York Times
WASHINGTON — The usually obscure Senate Rules Committee is the most insider of insider panels, typically responsible for doling out precious Capitol office space, keeping the Senate running and handling fights over arcane floor procedures. But circumstances and the ambitions of the committee’s current chairwoman, Senator Amy Klobuchar, Democrat of......

Biden to rally Senate Democrats on spending goals after they reach $3.5 trillion budget deal

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here President Joe Biden is set to meet with the Senate Democratic caucus Wednesday to shore up support for his sweeping infrastructure and economic investment goals, hours after the lawmakers announced they had reached an agreement on a multitrillion-dollar budget resolution.......

Britain must engage the public on net zero climate goals -lawmakers

Reuters
A field of solar panels is seen near Royston, Britain, April 26, 2021. Picture taken with a drone. REUTERS/Matthew Childs/File Photo LONDON, July 8 (Reuters) – Britain’s government must swiftly publish proposals on how it plans to meet a 2050 net zero emissions target and do more to engage the......

Variants could threaten vaccine progress as Biden Administration misses its July 4 goals

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Variants could threaten vaccine progress as Biden Administration misses its July 4 goals – CBS News Watch CBSN Live The Delta variant could threaten progress made against COVID-19. Dr. Ashish Jha, Dean of Brown University School of Public Health,......

Net zero goals need revival of ‘forgotten giant’ hydropower, IEA says

Reuters
The Mooserboden water reservoir of Austrian hydropower producer Verbund is seen near Kaprun, Austria, August 31, 2016. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger June 30 (Reuters) – Low-carbon hydropower capacity is vital for a faster integration of wind and solar power, but its growth is set to slow by 23% this decade without a......

NFL offseason in review: Which teams hit their goals, plus biggest remaining questions for all 32

ESPN
7:05 AM ET NFL NationESPN Every team has offseason goals. For some, such as the world champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers, it’s how to maintain the standard. For others, such as those teams that missed the postseason, it’s how to get better, particularly now that there are two extra playoff teams......

Belgium prove vs. Ronaldo’s Portugal that they’re more than just goals

ESPN
6:31 PM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent It’s not often this Belgium team, with all their attacking talent, are restricted to just one shot on target. Portugal managed it, but unfortunately for the reigning European champions, Thorgan Hazard’s effort flew into the net and their tournament is over. Belgium’s golden generation move......

Away goals abolished by UEFA in major move

ESPN
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has announced an end to the away goals rule. Photo by Paul Murphy – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images UEFA announced on Thursday that the away goals rule will be abolished in European tournament knockout ties from the 2021-22 season. The rule, which had been in place since......

There’s Plenty of Good Reason to Do Away With Away Goals

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here Jonathan Wilson What is football? Does it exist to entertain people? Does it exist to make money? Or is it primarily a sport? Those are fundamental questions, and how you respond to them will condition your response to a wide......

Penalty misses, ‘ghost goals’ and tears – it’s Germany again

BBC
Dates: 11 June-11 July. Venues: Amsterdam, Baku, Bucharest, Budapest, Copenhagen, Glasgow, London, Munich, Rome, Seville, St Petersburg. Coverage: Live on BBC TV, BBC Radio 5 Live, iPlayer and the BBC Sport website and app. It had to be, didn’t it? It could have been any one of four teams –......

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