05:12 10.06.2013 On the final day of The Presidents Cup 2013, Graham DeLaet chipped in twice on the par-4 18th hole, the final time to win his Singles match vs. Jordan Spieth, 1-up. 00:45 10.06.2013 Earl Forcey, Mark McCumber and the PGA TOUR Live team recap all the action from the final day of The Presidents Cup 2013 with highlights, interviews and analysis. 14:50 10.06.2013 Amanda Balionis delivers a brief audio update after the final day of The Presidents Cup, where the United States team retains the Cup at Muirfield Village Golf Club with a score of 18.5 to 15.5. 00:59 10.06.2013 On the final day of the The Presidents Cup 2013 at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, the United States team retains the Cup with Tiger Woods 1-up victory over Richard Sterne in his Singles match. 01:32 10.06.2013 In his Singles match against Keegan Bradley on Day 4 of The Presidents Cup 2013, Charl Schwartzel hits his second shot on the par-4 17th hole to 3 feet and makes the putt for birdie to win the match 2 & 1. 01:18 10.06.2013 In his Singles match against Matt Kuchar on the final day of The Presidents Cup 2013, Marc Leishman makes a 15-foot par putt on the par-4 18th hole to win the match 1-up. 00:52 10.06.2013 In his Singles match against Phil Mickelson on the final day of The Presidents Cup 2013, Angel Cabrera holes a 23-foot chip shot on the par-4 14th hole to save par. 00:22 10.06.2013 In his Singles match against Angel Cabrera on the final day of The Presidents Cup 2013, Phil Mickelson skips his second shot on the par-4 14th hole across the water hazard. 01:39 results 1 – 10 of 11666 United States Team wins The Presidents Cup 2013 01:32 On the final day of the The Presidents Cup 2013 at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, the United States team retains the Cup with Tiger Woods 1-up victory over Richard Sterne in his Singles match. 01:32 Schwartzel birdies No. 17 on Day 4 of The Presidents Cup 01:18 In his Singles match against Keegan Bradley on Day 4 of The Presidents Cup 2013, Charl Schwartzel hits his second shot on the par-4 17th hole to 3 feet and makes the putt for birdie to win the match 2 & 1. 01:18 Leishman pars No. 18 on Day 4 of The Presidents Cup 00:52 In his Singles match against Matt Kuchar on the final day of The Presidents Cup 2013, Marc Leishman makes a 15-foot par putt on the par-4 18th hole to win the match 1-up. 00:52 Cabrera pars No.
China tells U.S. to take steps to avoid debt crisis
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. NEW YORK, Oct. 4, 2013 — /PRNewswire-iReach/ — 4AutoInsuranceQuote.com, a website that offers car insurance quotes to drivers throughout the United States, has just posted a new article to the site that lists the five countries that have the highest auto insurance rates. As the article, , noted, the United States holds the dubious honor of being the most costly country for purchasing car insurance. (Photo: ) According to the newly-posted article, the average amount that people pay for car insurance in the United States is a whopping $1,706.86 per year. With the average income for most Americans hovering right around $50,000, the article points out that this equates to around 3 percent of a person’s annual income going towards car insurance. Since each state varies in terms of how much drivers pay, the average figure does vary a bit depending on where people live; for example, in some states drivers might pay around $1,000 per year for auto insurance, while in others it can soar to well over $2,000 annually. While the overall cost of car insurance also varies from country to country, the main factors that drive up the price of premiums are essentially the same no matter where somebody lives. For example, the article said, insurance companies take the safety of the roads in the particular country into consideration, as well as the types of vehicles that people are driving there. “In general, you are going to find that the wealthier nations are actually the places where auto insurance tends to be the most expensive,” the article noted, adding that the various issues that influence how much people will pay for car insurance can change from region to region in places like the United States. “If you want to know where you are going to pay the most for car insurance, then you have to look at the places where people are driving fancy sports cars and seem to always find themselves in an auto accident.” Coming in at second place on the list of the top five costly car insurance countries is Austria, where insurance is typically paid for on a month-to-month basis. Germany, the United Kingdom, and Australia round out the rest of the list. Anybody who would like to learn more about how they can save money on car insurance is welcome to visit the 4AutoInsuranceQuote.com website at anytime; there, they can read the newly-posted article and, if they desire, enter in some basic information to get a variety of car insurance quotes. About 4AutoInsuranceQuote.com: 4AutoInsuranceQuote.com provides car insurance quotes for all U.S. citizens.
United States to fly long-range drones from Japanese base
The Air Force will begin flying two or three Global Hawks from an undetermined base in Japan next spring, a senior US administration official told reporters during a visit here by Secretary of State John Kerry and Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel. The drones primary mission will be to fly near North Korea, an area where US officials hope they will greatly enhance current spying capabilities. The Air Force already has Global Hawks stationed at Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, the US territory in the Pacific, but North Korea is at the edge of their range and their flights often are curtailed because of bad weather. The Air Force also has Global Hawks stationed in the Persian Gulf. They fly at altitudes above 60,000 feet, placing them out of range of most air defences. Without pilots in the cockpit, they can fly for more than 28 hours at a time, giving them an unmatched range of nearly 9000 nautical miles. The presence of Global Hawks in East Asia is sure to irritate China, which has increasingly pushed back against the US military presence in the region. Officials in Beijing had criticised Tokyo in recent days over reports that the Japanese military was considering acquiring its own Global Hawks, saying the move could escalate tensions. China is also engaged in a bitter territorial dispute with Japan over the Senkaku Islands, an uninhabited group of outcroppings in the East China Sea that Japan nationalised last year, sparking confrontations between the two countries ships deployed in the area. Besides flying missions over North Korea, the Global Hawks would presumably give the United States and Japan better information about the movements of Chinese ships in the vicinity of Senkaku. The same goes for Chinese ships elsewhere in the region, such as the South China Sea, where China is mired in territorial disputes with the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand and other countries. The US military has flown drones over Japan in the past on a temporary basis, including after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, but next year will mark the first time it will base them in that country, according to US officials. They said the drones would be deployed on a rotational basis, meaning they could be moved elsewhere, such as Guam, for months at a time. In addition to the Global Hawks, P-8 maritime surveillance patrol aircraft will also start to be deployed in Japan in December, US and Japanese officials announced.
Petersburg, September 5, 2013. Credit: Reuters/Mikhail Kireev/RIA Novosti/Pool BEIJING | Mon Oct 7, 2013 10:18am BST BEIJING (Reuters) – China urged Washington on Monday to take decisive steps to avoid a debt crisis and ensure the safety of Chinese investments, as a deadlocked U.S. Congress confronted a looming deadline to increase the nation’s borrowing power or risk default. China, the U.S. government’s largest creditor, is “naturally concerned about developments in the U.S. fiscal cliff”, Vice Finance Minister Zhu Guangyao said in the Chinese government’s first public response to the Oct 17 deadline in the United States for raising the debt ceiling. “The United States is totally clear about China’s concerns about the fiscal cliff,” Zhu told reporters in Beijing, adding that Washington and Beijing had been in touch over the issue. “We ask that the United States earnestly takes steps to resolve in a timely way before October 17 the political (issues) around the debt ceiling and prevent a U.S. debt default to ensure safety of Chinese investments in the United States and the global economic recovery,” Zhu said. “This is the United States’ responsibility.” The U.S. government moved into the second week of a shutdown on Monday with no end in sight, as Congress also confronted an October 17 deadline on raising the debt ceiling. “We hope the United States fully understands the lessons of history,” Zhu said, referring to a deadlock in 2011 that led to a downgrade of the U.S. credit rating to “AA+” from “AAA” by agency Standard & Poors. The last big confrontation over the debt ceiling, in August 2011, ended with an eleventh-hour agreement under pressure from shaken markets and warnings of an economic catastrophe if a default were allowed to happen.