LAWRENCE, KS – NOVEMBER 04: Memorial Stadium sits empty before the game between the Baylor Bears and the Kansas Jayhawks on November 4, 2017 in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Brian Davidson/Getty Images)The University of Kansas’ football program has its next head coach.Sports Illustrated’s Ross Dellenger is reporting that the Jayhawks have officially hired former LSU head coach Les Miles.“It’s done: Les Miles will be announced today as the new Kansas football coach, sources tell Sports Illustrated. He’s en route to Lawrence now. The Hat’s back.”It’s done: Les Miles will be announced today as the new #Kansas football coach, sources tell @SInow. He’s en route to Lawrence now.The Hat’s back.— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) November 18, 2018Miles’ plane has reportedly already landed.Plane has landed pic.twitter.com/x3HKpezJ8D— Jesse Newell (@jessenewell) November 18, 2018A pair of black SUVs have arrived at Topeka Regional Airport. There are KU administrators inside, presumably awaiting Les Miles. pic.twitter.com/CganP7SIs1— Matt Galloway (@themattgalloway) November 18, 2018Video shows Les Miles and his family getting off the plane in Kansas.Les Miles and family have landed at Topeka Regional Airport. A pair of black SUVs with KU administrators inside whisked him away. It’s happening. #kufball pic.twitter.com/ZZWhRVfAIe— Matt Galloway (@themattgalloway) November 18, 2018This is a big hire for Kansas, which has long been searching for some stability within its football program. If nothing else, Miles should bring at least that.Stay tuned.
New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman reviewed the state of the economy and discussed various budget-related suggestions and proposals at a meeting with financial sector regulators here on Wednesday. Sitharaman will present the first budget of Modi 2.0 government on July 5 against the backdrop of India’s economy hitting a five-year low growth of 6.8 per cent in 2018-19. Financial sector regulators, including RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das, Sebi Chairman Ajay Tyagi, and IRDAI chief Subhash Chandra Khuntia, and top finance ministry officials were present in the meeting of the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) headed by the finance minister, an official release said. “As discussed in the other FSDC meetings, there was a general review of the current state of the economy, of the overall macro-economic situation, global developments, and there was a discussion on the forthcoming budget and various budget-related suggestions and proposals,” the RBI governor said after the meeting. The regulators and the concerned secretaries of the government were present in the meeting, he said. The FSDC is the apex body of sectoral regulators. Finance Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg, Financial Services Secretary Rajiv Kumar, Revenue Secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey and Expenditure Secretary G C Murmu attended the meeting along with IBBI chairman M S Sahoo, and Corporate Affairs Secretary Injeti Srinivas. Asked about the outlook for the economy, Das said current situation has already been spelt out after the Monetary Policy Committee meeting earlier this month. “In the post MPC press conference, I have personally elaborated on the risks to global growth. On the outlook for India, for the current year, we have projected 7 per cent. We have also flagged the other issues in the MPC resolution, and in the statement which I made after the MPC. Beyond that I have nothing to add,” he said. Concerns with regard to focus on financial stability have been the underlying theme of all monetary policy decisions, he said. “It is not explicitly stated. Should it be explicitly stated, the jury is still out, and a view has to be taken,” he said. Asked if any stimulus is required to prop up the economy, the governor said, “It is for the government to decide, and its the finance minister’s prerogative to take a call on such matters.” The RBI governor further said that the Bimal Jalan committee, which is looking into the size of capital reserves that the RBI should hold, is likely to submit its final report by June-end. The 20th meeting of the FSDC reviewed the current global and domestic economic situation and financial stability issues including, inter-alia, those concerning Banking and NBFCs, an official statement said. The Council was also apprised of the progress made towards setting up of the Financial Data Management Centre (FDMC) to facilitate integrated data aggregation and analysis as also a Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-Fin) towards strengthening the cybersecurity framework for the financial sector, it said. The Council also held consultations to obtain inputs and suggestions of the financial sector regulators for the Budget, it said, adding, all the regulators presented their proposals for the Union Budget 2019-20. The Council also took note of the activities undertaken by the FSDC Sub-Committee Chaired by Governor, RBI and the action taken by members on the decisions taken in earlier Meetings of the Council. Others who attended the meeting included Chief Economic Adviser Krishnamurthy V Subramanian, Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India chairman Subhash Chandra Khuntia and Ravi Mital, Additional Secretary, Department of Financial Services & in charge, Chairperson, Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority.