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IMF, World Bank to hold April meetings in ‘virtual format’

first_imgThe spring gathering of finance ministers and central bankers held in Washington in April will be shifted to a “virtual format” due to the coronavirus epidemic, the IMF and World Bank said Tuesday.The twice-yearly meetings of the development lending institutions attract thousands of officials, journalists and private sector participants from 180 member countries — just the kind of gathering health authorities say should be avoided.IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva and World Bank President David Malpass said in a joint statement that “given growing health concerns related to the virus,” they will switch “to a virtual format” for the meetings set for April 16-18. The flagship event is the release of the IMF’s World Economic Outlook, which will be in the spotlight given the expected slowing of growth, especially in China, due to the broadening epidemic. The IMF already warned global growth was fragile, even before the outbreak. “We remain fully committed to maintaining a productive dialogue with our stakeholders and will leverage our IT-related and virtual connection capabilities to the fullest to hold our essential policy consultations with the membership,” the statement said.This was the latest in a series of major events that have been canceled or postponed, including the ASEAN summit the US President Donald Trump was scheduled to host later this month.The IMF and World Bank hold their spring meetings yearly in April and their annual meetings in October, where finance ministers and central bank governors discuss global economic and financial developments.But the meetings include a host of side gatherings, panels, conferences and related events all around in Washington — except every third year, when the October meeting is moved to a member country. The official participant count is about 10,000.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Trudeau says in talks to extend Canada-US border closure

first_imgOttawa and Washington are in talks to extend the closure of the Canada-US border, as concerns persist over the spread of the new coronavirus, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday.”It is clear that there is broad consensus across the provinces that we need to continue to keep our current border measures in place,” Trudeau said after consulting with provincial leaders.”We will keep discussing with the United States administration on ways forward,” he told a daily briefing. “Our priority on this is to ensure that we’re keeping Canadians safe while continuing to ensure the flow of essential goods and services.” Ottawa last week announced an exemption to allow thousands of foreign nationals to reunite with their families in Canada, following reports of hardship cases such as an American looking to join his Canadian wife for the birth of their first child.They must, however, self-quarantine for two weeks upon arrival. A loophole allowing Americans from southern 48 states to transit through Canada to Alaska, meanwhile, has raised fresh concerns.Several travellers were reportedly observed recently flouting rules requiring them to take a direct route, and to social distance at stops along the way.Banff residents, for example, told public broadcaster CBC they’d spotted license plates from Texas, Washington and even New York, and overheard tourists joking about how easy it was to get to the national park.Trudeau said his government was “looking into” the reports, adding: “We need to make sure that we’re able to apply the rules consistently.” The world’s longest international frontier — at 8,900 kilometers — was closed to all non-essential travellers on both sides on March 21 in response to the coronavirus crisis.The border was originally set to reopen in April but the closure was twice extended, until at least June 21.The closure has led to a massive drop in cross-border traffic — of up to 95 percent, according to Statistics Canada — but trade has continued unabated.Prior to the pandemic, Can$2.4 billion (US$1.7 billion) worth of goods and more than 400,000 people crossed the border each day on average.center_img Topics :last_img read more

AG Curtis Hill urges Trump administration to adopt EPA plan easing burdens on farmers and other landowners

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Attorney General Curtis Hill joined a 17-state coalition this week to support farmers and other landowners by urging the Trump administration to adopt its own proposed replacement of the Obama-era Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. The 2015 regulation sought to define properties subject to federal management based on whether they contained environmentally significant bodies of water.The coalition, in comments filed late Monday, argued the Trump administration’s proposal would restore respect for the states’ traditional authority to protect local lands and water resources.“Most Hoosiers, like most Americans, agree on the vital importance of conservation and protecting the environment,” Attorney General Hill said. “But the 2015 rule was an example of extreme federal overreach. Right here in Indiana, we have seen the federal government use this rule to target parcels that only got wet when it rained. Such designations enabled federal authorities to claim jurisdiction over property more appropriately controlled and regulated by Indiana and her citizens.”The coalition believes the new rule will correct flaws in the 2015 regulation, which extended authority of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers far beyond what Congress intended and the Constitution permits.The 2015 WOTUS rule, if implemented, would have taken jurisdiction over natural resources from states and asserted federal authority over almost any body of water, including roadside ditches, short-lived streams and many other areas where water may flow once every 100 years. Such overreach would impose unnecessary burdens on farmers and other landowners affected by the rule.Indiana signed the West Virginia-led letter with attorneys general from Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Utah.last_img read more

FA Cup: Brentford dare Foxes

first_imgRelatedPosts EPL: Foxes attack Burnley EPL: Vardy primed for another prolific season after brace at West Brom EPL: Underdogs tackle Leicester City Brentford vs. Leicester City Venue: Griffin Park Kick off: 1:45PMLeicester City make the trip to Brentford in the FA Cup fourth round looking to very their quest of winning the two domestic cup competitions this season. Ahead of Wednesday’s top-flight meeting with West Ham United, Brendan Rodgers would have been aware that the pressure was growing on his side after their failure to defeat Aston Villa, Southampton and Burnley respectively. However, the Foxes proved during the opening 45 minutes against the Hammers that they had rediscovered the confidence and swagger which have kept them in the top four of the Premier League table for much of this season. With injuries being sustained to Jamie Vardy and Nampalys Mendy, the evening did not go perfectly for the Foxes, but a dominant 4-1 victory resulted in the club ending the night with a 14-point advantage over fifth-placed Manchester United. Rodgers and his squad now have the welcome distraction of the FA Cup and EFL Cup, with the latter perhaps taking priority given that they are just one win away from a place in next month’s final. Nevertheless, despite the prospect of mass changes being made on Saturday lunchtime, Rodgers will want his fringe players to give him a reason to stop him entering the transfer market before the end of the month. As far as Brentford is concerned, prolonging their interest in the FA Cup will divide opinion among their fanbase as they bid to remain in the Championship promotion hunt. That said, this is an ideal opportunity for Thomas Frank’s developing squad to test themselves against one of the best teams in the country in front of their own supporters. While Frank will be expected to field a starting lineup which is stronger than the one from the narrow win over Stoke City in round three, the club’s priorities are elsewhere with a huge showdown with Nottingham Forest coming up on Tuesday night. With the pressure off, that could play into the London outfit’s favour, and whoever takes to the pitch at the weekend in front of the television cameras will want to showcase why Brentford are genuine contenders to earn a spot in next season’s Premier League. Brentford possible XI: Daniels, Racic, Jeanvier, Pinnock, Rasmussen, Marcondes, Yearwood, Norgaard, Marcondes, Castillo, Mbeumo. Leicester City possible XI: Ward, Justin, Morgan, Benkovic, Fuchs, Choudhury, Praet, Albrighton, Perez, Barnes, Gray.Tags: Brendan RodgersBrentfordFA CupLeicester Citylast_img read more

Ellsworth Little League set to begin 1st season of play

first_imgELLSWORTH — After going through a relatively smooth transition period last year, Little League International’s foothold in the city of Ellsworth is finally ready to take another new step: taking the field.Ellsworth is set to continue its affiliation with Little League International this summer under a new charter, Ellsworth Little League. With the start of the season a month away, baseball and softball players, coaches and fans aren’t too far off from the arrival of a different look for baseball and softball in the city.“We’ve taken the steps to make sure everything has gotten off smoothly,” League President Colie Haskell said. “Ellsworth is a community where people volunteer and pitch in to help, and we’ve put together a well-rounded board.”The Ellsworth Little League was formed after the Down East Family YMCA Little League began its disbandment process last summer. That move came after an Ellsworth City Council decision that cut the annual allocation to DEFY.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textRight away, former DEFY Little League board members began plans for a new league to keep the sport thriving at the youth level in Ellsworth. Beginning with a transition process in September, DEFY Little League’s Todd Wagstaff got the ball rolling on finding a new board that could be up and running by November.Colie Haskell poses for a photo with his wife, Heather. Haskell, who works as sales team leader at Maine Distributors in Bangor, is president of the newly formed Ellsworth Little League. COLIE HASKELL PHOTOBefore long, an 11-person board came together with Haskell, who moved to Ellsworth from Milbridge seven years ago, as president. With a fondness for Ellsworth and a baseball-playing son of his own, Haskell felt said he wanted to give back to the community.“When they asked me at the board meeting, I thought, ‘You know, I’d really like to get involved,’” Haskell said. “I’ve really come to like the Ellsworth area, and it was time for me to step up and volunteer my time.”Given Ellsworth’s status as home to one of the top leagues in Downeast Maine, getting a new charter and filling out the paperwork was easy with the help of the old board members. Since then, the league’s primary task has been moving on from the transition phase and preparing for the season ahead.“Most of what’s been done early on has been focused on fundraising, administrative and safety stuff,” League Marketing Manager Lyndsy Clough said. “We correspond daily and have been meeting more and more frequently as the season gets closer.”Although the name and charter for the league are new, much has stayed the same. Ellsworth Little League will draw players from the same boundaries as DEFY Little League, and the team will continue to face off against teams from Machias, Bar Harbor, Blue Hill and other areas throughout Downeast Maine.“We’ve really made it our big objective to build off what the Y built,” Clough said. “The Y did a great job before us, and it’s important for us to make the types of changes that enhance the experience while still keeping what made the Y league such a great program.”Yet a few changes in particular are on the horizon. In addition to improving the game-day experience for the fans with modifications to the fields and snack shacks, the league has its sights set on advancing its social media presence and introducing a new website.Another of those changes will be altering the league’s team names to further emphasize the city of Ellsworth. The new classification of teams via names such as Ellsworth Red, Ellsworth Blue and so on is a departure from DEFY’s use of MLB team monikers.“We want our kids to be able to wear that Ellsworth name with pride,” Haskell said. “When we go to Bangor, Westbrook or wherever else for tournaments, we want the teams there to know where we come from.”Registration for Ellsworth Little League will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, at the Moore Community Center. The league’s placement day is scheduled for March 31, and it won’t be long before the games will begin for a city that’s produced numerous district titles on the baseball and softball diamonds.“Little League means a lot here, and we have a big standard to uphold,” Haskell said. “We’re excited to see the games played on the field.” Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020 Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at mmandell@ellsworthamerican.com.center_img Bio Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 Latest Postslast_img read more

Baldwinsville boys soccer dominates F-M, 3-0

first_img Tags: Baldwinsvilleboys soccer Pagano, a junior already committed to Syracuse University, led the Hornets to two early-season victories, including a three-goal, two-assist effort in a 5-1 romp over East Syracuse Minoa on Sept. 7.Knowing all this, B’ville set about defending Pagano, and was quite successful. Marked by the likes of Jack Branigan, Jared Kantak, Geoffrey Tse and Dylan Killian, they held Pagano to two good chances, both in the second half – one that went wide, the other stopped by a diving Andy Taylor.And this all took place after the Bees had long established its winning margin. Less than eight minutes into the game, Tyler Johnson, already causing lots of problems on the left side, ripped a shot that F-M goalie Chris Szidat could not handle, which allowed Brennan Walsh to swoop in and convert the rebound.Midway through the first half, B’ville earned a free kick that Kantak dropped into traffic. Amid it, Stephen Boertch dropped a pass to Chase Hornsey, who scored to make it 2-0.It stayed that way until the early stages of the second half. Johnson was robbed by Szidat on a hard, curving shot, but seconds later was well-positioned to take the rebound of a corner kick and head it into the net.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img Victories in each of its first three games by comfortable margins had shown that the Baldwinsville boys soccer team was just as potent and dangerous as the side that reached the state Class AA final four a season ago.Further proof was offered Monday night at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium, when Fayetteville-Manlius arrived and the Bees took care of them in every phase of the game on the way to a 3-0 victory.Having struggled (by its own high standards) a season ago, F-M received a jolt when junior forward Cheech Pagano returned from three years of academy soccer.last_img read more

Jackpotjoy appoints David Flynn as Vera&John leader

first_imgShare Related Articles StumbleUpon Share Submit DOWNLOAD: Superbet CEO stars in first SBC Magazine for 2020 January 28, 2020 Safer Gambling Forum: ‘The industry needs to do a lot more’ November 13, 2019 Perelman fund reviews majority shareholding in Scientific Games July 16, 2020 London listed Jackpotjoy Plc has announced the appointment of former NYX Gaming Group executive David Flynn as the new CEO of its Vera&John European igaming division.Updating the market, Jackpotjoy governance has confirmed that Flynn will take over leadership of Vera&John operations this October.An igaming veteran, Flynn most recently served as NYX Gaming’s Executive Vice President of Commerce (2013-2016). Flynn has further industry leadership experience having served as CEO of NYX Interactive division (2010-2013).Commenting on Flynn’s appointment, Jackpotjoy plc CEO Andrew McIver said: “We are delighted that David has joined as CEO of the Vera&John division. He brings invaluable experience of the gaming sector, which will help the business to build on strong recent trading and support the Company’s growth plans.”European online casino brand Vera&John was acquired for €90 million by former Jackpotjoy operating company Intertain Group in 2016. At the time of the acquisition deal stakeholders detailed that the Vera&John brand would become an integral asset for the group’s international expansion.David Flynn commented on joining Jackpotjoy Plc: “I am very excited by this new challenge at the Vera&John division. The opportunity to enrich the gaming experience of our customers is an exciting one and I look forward to working closely with colleagues to continue the positive momentum of this business.”last_img read more

Why did LeBron James give a Grizzlies arena employee his game shoes?

first_imgIt’s more than Basketball 🏀@KingJames pic.twitter.com/Pk0jndtec2— 🤫 (@__Almxghty) December 9, 2018The four-time MVP, who finished the night with 20 points, nine assists and eight rebounds, and Miller explained the emotional moment after the game. “Every year I’ve come here she’s always worn a very exclusive pair of my shoes, and I’ve always noticed it. I’ve never said anything to her,” James said (via USA Today). “Tonight I said something to her for the first time, and she was like, ‘Yeah, I’ve always been team LeBron. Always.’ So she got a pair of LeBrons.” NBA wrap: LeBron James flirts with triple-double as Lakers down Grizzlies LeBron James showed appreciation for a Grizzlies arena employee while the Lakers were in town as he made a generous gesture. James was on the bench as Los Angeles sealed a 111-88 blowout victory over Memphis at FedExForum. He walked over to assistant equipment manager Brian’e Miller in the last few minutes of the game to give her his game shoes. She was visibly emotional after receiving a hug from James and then taking a pair of LeBrons.  Related Newscenter_img LeBron James: Final Dwyane Wade matchup will be bittersweet LeBron gave his game-work shoes to a woman who works for the Grizzlies. He hugged her late in the fourth quarter and she was very emotional. Here’s why. pic.twitter.com/VZVBheKxhi— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) December 9, 2018Miller said she has been a longtime James fan and it was nice to receive a gift like that from him. “It’s emotional because so many years I’ve been idolizing him,” Miller said. “He has so many fans. That’s the thing. I’m not a fan just when LeBron comes. I’m a fan when he’s not looking, so it was just really cool to see him appreciate me.”I wasn’t expecting that, to come to work today and I’m going to get LeBron’s shoes,” Miller said. “It’s just trying to do my job and he blessed me with a pair of shoes.”last_img read more

Amazing Photo of Grbavica Stadium during BiH-Northern Ireland Match!

first_imgBiH national team defeated Northern Ireland and achieved the third consecutive victory in the League of Nations. The atmosphere at the stadium was great, and Adnan Fejzic decided to take a photo of the match from the air.The amazing atmosphere was kept until the morning hours in BiH’s capital Sarajevo, and Northern Ireland fans had a good time while eating, drinking in the local pubs, and singing on Grbavica stadium during the match.That Grbavica Stadium on Monday night was the center of Bosnia and Herzegovina is best described by the photo that Adnan Fejzic decided to publish.To recall, BiH national team defeated visiting Northern Ireland 2-0 in the capital Sarajevo in the fourth round the UEFA Nations League group stage on Monday.After low-intensity start to the match and with many mistakes in both teams, Haris Duljevic from BiH team adds the ball to Edin Visca, but he misses the goal in 11thminute. Four minutes later, Edin Dzeko from BiH team strikes the ball from 5 meters, but misses. Visiting team had a real chance to score the goal in 20th minute when George Saville hit the goalpost. Seven minutes later, after Jamal Lewis made a mistake, Edin Dzeko manages to take the ball and scores 1-0 for the host team.The second half saw more intense play by the visiting team, and in 65thminute Gavin Whyte hit the goalpost while striking a ball from 3 meters. In 73rdminute, Miralem Pjanic sends ball from the center to Edin Dzeko who scores for the final result of 2-0 for the host team.With this match, BiH team made their third victory in this competition, and needs to win Austrian national team in the next match in Vienna on Nov.15.Currently, BiH is in the group 3 on the first place with 9 points while Northern Ireland is on the third place with 0 points.(Photo: Adnan Fejzic for klix)last_img read more

A timeline of Patriots scandals: Spygate, Deflategate and other controversial incidents under Bill Belichick

first_img2019 Bengals video scandalThat all brings us to the latest Patriots controversy, which the team called a big misunderstanding, but the NFL continues to investigate.On Dec. 8, 2019, one week before New England’s matchup with the Bengals, a Patriots staffer was found in the press box of the Bengals-Browns game taking video that reportedly included extended shots of the Cincinnati sideline. While the Patriots said the production crew was there to shoot a day-in-the-life feature of an advanced scout for their “Do Your Job” series, they acknowledged they did not inform the Bengals nor the NFL ahead of time about the plan and that they “inappropriately filmed the field.”Commissioner Roger Goodell on Wednesday said he does not know when the league’s investigation will conclude and that his priority is to be thorough. When asked whether New England’s previous incidents will be taken into account during the inquiry, Goodell said “of course.” News this week of the NFL investigating the Patriots for competitive misconduct, this time for its videotaping at a Bengals-Browns game, has brought to mind a history of accusations against the franchise that date back more than a decade.Fair or not, New England’s run of six Super Bowl victories in 18 seasons has been accompanied by sharp criticism and suspicion from rivals. The team cites its doubters as motivation for continued success. But many of the key controversies of one of the best dynasties in NFL history remain misunderstood. Here is the backstory to each of the major Patriots-related incidents that have occurred under Bill Belichick — some proven to be innocuous or not even illegal in the first place, and others more devious.DECOURCY: The Patriots are facing a credibility problem2001 AFC divisional playoff game: Tuck rule sends home RaidersTo be clear: New England did nothing wrong here. Yet for some NFL fans, the controversial call-aided AFC divisional round win over the Raiders birthed dislike toward the team that continues on in 2019.The Patriots entered the contest led by then-unknown quarterback Tom Brady, still trying to assert themselves in a muddled AFC field. They seemed bound for a swift playoff exit when Brady appeared to fumble with less than two minutes remaining and the Raiders up 13-10. Video review controversially deemed his attempt to pull the ball back to his body (or tuck it) to be an incomplete pass rather than a turnover, as stipulated under the rulebook at that time.17 years ago, the phrase “Tuck Rule” entered the lexicon of football fans everywhere.(via @nflthrowback)pic.twitter.com/wrvP4zCLH3— SNF on NBC (@SNFonNBC) January 19, 20192001. Tuck Rule play.@CharlesWoodson asks @TomBrady straight up: “Was it a fumble?”📺: #NFLTheGrind on @EPIXHD pic.twitter.com/xbjngEwAPy— NFL (@NFL) September 18, 2019The call did not immediately lead the NFL to alter its rules regarding what constitutes a quarterback fumble vs. incomplete pass. In 2013, however, the tuck rule was finally abolished. 2007 Spygate scandalNew England signal-stealing was discovered during a 2007 regular-season game against the Jets. Video assistant Matt Estrella’s camera and film were seized by NFL security staff, and the team admitted to wrongdoing that week. Further investigation by the NFL revealed handwritten diagrams of Steelers defensive signals at New England headquarters, which according to ESPN included notes used in the 2001 AFC championship game, won by the Patriots, 24-17.The NFL docked Belichick the maximum amount under NFL bylaws ($50,000), fined the Patriots organization $250,000 and took away a 2008 first-round draft pick. No one was suspended.Part of what made Spygate such a big story were false accusations regarding Patriots actions before Super Bowl 36 against the Rams. The Boston Herald published and ultimately retracted a report that New England videotaped St. Louis’ walkthrough. While there was no basis for the assertion, the incorrect report has lingered and marred the team’s reputation.MORE: The real story of Spygate and Super Bowl 362014 falsified injury report allegationsAfter becoming free agents, two former Patriots players in 2014 alleged they received false injury designations during their time in New England.Linebacker Brandon Spikes said his IR placement for a knee injury just before the playoffs was bogus. He felt he could have easily played through the issue and that the team wanted an excuse to keep him off the field.”The team’s decision to place Brandon on injured reserve was not a mutual decision, nor need it be,” his agent Gary Uberstine said at the time. “Brandon had every intention to keep playing throughout the playoffs, despite the pain he was experiencing throughout the season. We never had a single conversation with the Patriots in which they threatened to release him if he didn’t accept the injured reserve designation.”Cornerback Aqib Talib, meanwhile, said his hip injury designation in 2013 was incorrect. He claimed his quad was the actual source of pain, but said “that’s how they do things” in reference to the Patriots.2014 AFC divisional playoff game: Sneaky formation baffles RavensLike the tuck rule play, the Patriots did not do anything illegal here. Instead, one could argue it was a prime example of the team’s ingenuity and understanding of the rulebook.In a 35-31 divisional round win over the Ravens, Belichick tricked Baltimore by disguising an eligible receiver as a tackle on the line of scrimmage while placing an ineligible receiver in the slot. Three times, the setup moved the chains, upsetting Ravens coach John Harbaugh.”Maybe those guys gotta study the rulebook and figure it out,” Brady retorted to reporters. “We obviously knew what we were doing, and we made some pretty important plays. It was a real good weapon for us.”After the season, the NFL changed its rules to make it illegal for an offensive player wearing an eligible number to report as ineligible and line up out wide.2014 AFC championship game: Deflategate scandal beginsFrom a 45-7 AFC championship game thumping of the Colts came a bizarre, drawn-out story based on the premise New England intentionally deflated footballs against Indianapolis to assist quarterback Tom Brady and then covered up evidence.An initial report stated Colts linebacker D’Qwell Jackson felt one of the footballs he snagged for an interception was under-inflated, and alerted his coaching staff which then informed the league. Jackson later denied coming to that conclusion, and Indianapolis never publicly identified who first noticed the ball’s air pressure. NFL executive vice president Jeff Pash and attorney Ted Wells led a 14-week probe into the matter, eventually producing a 243-page report on their findings. That investigation concluded it was “more probable than not” that the Patriots deliberately used under-inflated footballs. They also wrote that Brady likely was at least generally aware of the alleged scheme. Following the report, the NFL suspended Brady four games, fined the Patriots $1 million and docked the franchise two draft picks.New England, which vehemently denied accusations throughout the investigative process, released a detailed statement on a website it created disputing each point of the NFL’s report.While the Patriots ultimately accepted their own punishment, Brady went on to appeal his suspension, and after the NFL upheld its penalty, he took the league to court. The case was appealed up to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which ruled that the four-game suspension was valid. More than a year-and-a-half after accusations were first levied, Brady dropped his case, opting not to appeal it to the Supreme Court.2015 headset malfunctions anger SteelersIn the first game of the 2015 season, the Steelers’ headsets malfunctioned during a game against the Patriots in Foxboro, leading to accusations of intentional sabotage from the Pittsburgh camp. Steelers coaches afterward indicated their sound was muffled by the New England radio broadcast, which impaired communication.It wasn’t the first time a team had been suspicious of the Patriots messing with their equipment at Gillette Stadium, but because the 2015 game was on prime time and in the middle of the Deflategate saga, it drew added attention.The NFL deemed the issue to be the result of a technical glitch and inclement weather. Despite open irritation from Steelers coach Mike Tomlin toward New England following the game, Pittsburgh did not lodge a formal complaint with the league, and the matter was dropped.2019 play clock trick reveals rulebook loopholeHere’s another example of the Patriots finding a loophole in the rulebook, this time against the Jets this season. New England held a 33-0 lead when it realized it could take a fourth-down delay of game, have it declined to keep the clock moving, and take an intentional false start to run a total of one minute and 22 seconds off the clock without snapping the ball.Belichick did not do anything illegal, and no harm was done given the wide score margin. It was pretty funny, though.Belichick can’t hide the smile!! 😆 pic.twitter.com/3aVdaKWVuD— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) October 22, 2019“It was just the way the rules are set up,” Belichick told reporters. “We were able to run quite a bit of time off the clock without really having to do anything. That’s probably a loophole that will be closed and probably should be closed but right now it’s open.”MORE: Did the Patriots cheat by videotaping Bengals?last_img read more