USA win seals Hexagonal top spot
USA Network may be the No. 1 basic-cable network for the seventh year running, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t want to up it’s game when it comes to original programming. On Wednesday USA announced that it had given the green light to three new drama pilots, including one from “Burn Notice” creator Matt Nix. “These pilots illustrate our continued commitment to creating the next evolution of powerful original dramas for which USA is well known,” said Chris McCumber, the network’s president, in a news release. “This particular mix of dramas comes from some of the top writers and producers in the industry, each of whom brings a distinct point of view and unique talent for developing high-stakes story lines and compelling characters.” The announcement that Nix has a new show in the works comes hot on the heels of the September series finale of “Burn Notice.”In its seven years on air, Burn Notice was a huge hit for USA. In 2009 it became the most-watched scripted series ever on basic cable in the coveted 18-49 demographic. It was nominated for multiple Emmys over the years. FALL TV 2013: Watch the trailers In September Nix told The Times , “I have another show at USA — a pilot — hopefully it’ll go to series but you never know, and I’m acutely conscious of how lucky I was to have something like ‘Burn Notice’ my first time out. I know firsthand not everything is successful and you really have to savor the things that are.” Nix’s new project is titled “Complications” and it’s about a jaded suburban ER doctor who saves a child’s life during a drive-by shooting, killing one of the assailants in the process. It turns out, however, that the boy’s life has been marked and the doctor makes it his mission to protect him. The second pilot to get the go is “The Novice,” about a recent college grad who, thanks to the sour economy, turns to a life of crime to support himself and his family. It was created by Joe and Tony Gayton ( “Hell on Wheels” ). The final contender is “Rush.” It was created by Jonathan Levine ( “Warm Bodies” ) and is about a Hollywood doctor who makes discreet house calls to the rich and famous while also partying with the best of them. That’s until a former lover reappears and challenges the way he views his life.
(6-2-1), which clinched its seventh straight World Cup berth last month, has 19 points in North and Central American and Caribbean qualifying and a four-point lead over second-place Costa Rica (4-2-3), which lost 1-0 at third-place Honduras (4-3-2). Jamaica (0-5-4), whose only World Cup appearance was in 1998, was eliminated. ”I told my players that the first 60 minutes, 65 minutes we were fantastic,” Jamaica coach Winfried Schaefer said. ”We just couldn’t score a goal.” Demar Phillips sent a free kick toward the goal that Howard got his mitts on, and Brad Evans managed to clear it just before Darren Mattocks could get his foot on it in front of an open goal. Jamaica had precious few decent scoring looks the rest of the night. Meanwhile, Zusi entered the game for Donovan and finally ignited the U.S. attack. He got behind the defense and picked up a crossing pass from Alejandro Bedoya, knocking the shot from about 12 yards past goalkeeper DuWayne Kerr and generating a roar from the crowd of 18,467. Fans packed into Sporting Park had barely settled back down before Edgar Castillo, like Zusi a second-half substitute, found Altidore in front of an open net for another goal in the 81st minute. Altidore scored for his sixth straight international start. ”We relied on Jozy to stay in the game. He kept fighting in there,” Klinsmann said. ”You have to realize when you have Jozy on the field, opponents triple him.
USA, Mother Of Economic Ills
that QE would continue. However Subbarao was not there to enjoy the change in fortune of the INR, having had to depart from the RBI, coinciding with the lows that the INR had had hit at that time, probably under a cloud, but due to no fault of his. So, the USA has been responsible for three global economic crises thus far experienced by the world in the last nine decades, two, which were of a greater dimension, while the third, from a relative perspective, had a lesser effect on the rest of the world. The first was the Great Depression of 1929, followed 79 years later by the global financial crisis which precipitated into a Great Recession, while the third and the last were fears that the Fed. would unwind its QE programme, the effects of which were felt in emerging economies such as India and Sri Lanka, particularly in the second and third quarters of the current year, made worse by the fact that those countries run huge current account deficits in their balance of payments (BoP). The fourth calamity that appeared to be in the wings at least till a few days ago was the possibility that the USA might default on its obligations because of expectations that it would reach its approved debt ceiling by Thursday (October 17) and the uncertainty as to what would happen thereafter. This was due to an impasse caused by the Republican controlled Congress and Democrat President Barack Obama on Obamacare, Obamas signature healthcare bill and spending related to it. But last Thursday (October 10), the Republicans got off from their high horse and began negotiations with Obama to find a solution to this imbroglio, by possibly reaching an agreement to allow for the debt ceiling to be raised temporarily to cover a further six weeks. A financial analyst told this reporter recently that in the event no solution was found to this problem there was the possibility of the USA going into recession similar to that which happened in 2008. That would have had resulted in foreign funds once more exiting from markets such as Sri Lanka, causing the rupee to sink and exports to shrink because the USA is Sri Lankas biggest export market, coupled with the attendant evils that accompany such a scenario, the most recent of which was the BoP crisis that Sri Lanka faced as recently as in 2009. The island was then rescued by an IMF bailout package amounting to some $ 2.5-2.6 billion.