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WASHINGTON Tracy Walker Jersey , May 18 (Xinhua) -- American's perception that the country is on the right path is falling, as 26 percent of Americans say they are satisfied with the way things are going in the nation, according to a Gallup poll released Monday.

The poll comes as unemployment, while dropping, still remains high. Despite the official jobless figure of 5.4 percent, experts say the number is misleading, as it is calculated based on those who are actively seeking work, and does not count the millions of people who have given up looking for jobs. Unemployment remains one of the nation's most frequently cited problems.

The drop in Americans' satisfaction with the way things are going parallels the recent decline in economic confidence. Americans had a more positive outlook on the economy at the dawn of 2015, but these views, like satisfaction Graham Glasgow Jersey , have edged down in recent months, Gallup found.

Views of the nation's direction have certainly been brighter in the past. Majorities of Americans were typically satisfied with the direction of the U.S. between 1998 and mid-2002 -- including a record high of 71 percent in February 1999, when the economy was booming.

But satisfaction declined steadily in the latter half of former President George W. Bush's presidency as the public grew disillusioned with the war in Iraq and the national economy suffered. This dip in satisfaction culminated in 7 percent of Americans, a record low, saying they were satisfied with the direction of the nation in October 2008 as the global economy took a nose dive and the U.S. stock market plummeted.

Satisfaction improved significantly during the first year of President Barack Obama's term -- reaching 36 percent in August 2009. It has not returned to that level since, ranging between 11 percent and 33 percent throughout U.S. President Barack Obama's time in office.

Though the 14 percent of Americans who name dissatisfaction with government, Congress and politicians as the top problem facing the U.S. has fallen five points since April, it still remains the most commonly mentioned problem.

The economy in general and unemployment have remained at the top of the list for several years. But mentions of these issues are down significantly from their recent peaks -- the economy reached a high of 37 percent in 2012, and unemployment reached a high of 39 percent in 2011.

Race relations and racism, at 8 percent A'Shawn Robinson Jersey , immigration, at 6 percent, a decline in moral, religious and family ethics, at 6 percent, the state of the healthcare system, at 5 percent, and terrorism, at 5 percent, were also among the most frequently cited problems facing the nation.

PARIS Michael Roberts Jersey , June 23 (Xinhua) -- Paris became the fourth city having confirmed to bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games after an official announcement here on Tuesday.

Rome, Boston and Hamburg have already declared their candidacies to stage the 2024 Games, while Budapest is also expected to enter the running.

The French capital, which last hosted the Olympics in 1924, narrowly missed out to London for staging the 2012 Games, following failed bids for the 2008 and 1992 editions respectively to Barcelona and Beijing.

Bernard Lapasset, the head of World Rugby, has been appointed to lead the campaign.

"Paris is delighted to officially confirm its bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games - an important first milestone as our host city campaign journey commences," he said in an official statement.

"We believe that this bid and our goal to host the 2024 Games will excite, unite and enthuse the people of Paris Jalen Reeves-Maybin Jersey , our entire nation and lovers of Olympic and Paralympic sport all over the world," added the chairman of Paris 2024.

According to the project launched Tuesday, Paris' infrastructure budget for hosting the 2024 Games has been estimated at 3 billion euros, with operational costs of 3.2 billion euros.

The city's existing infrastructure would be at the heart of the project, including the Stade de France, a new cycling track on the outskirts of Paris, the Roland Garros tennis center and many Parisian landmarks like the Grand Palais and Champ de Mars.

Paris may need to build a new swimming pool, an Olympic village and a media center as required in main constructions if bidding for the Games.

Denis Masseglia, president of the French national Olympic committee (CNOSF), confirmed the bid would be planned in line with the International Olympic Committee (IOC)'s 2020 Olympic Agenda Kenny Golladay Jersey , which aims to deliver more flexible and less costly Games.

"In line with the IOC's Agenda 2020 strategy, Paris 2024 promises a feasible and flexible Games concept that will be an authentic reflection of the diverse and dynamic cultural, social, environmental and sporting traditions of our local communities, the city and the French people," said Masseglia.

The IOC will decide on the shorlist of the candidate cities in 2016, before select the host city in summer 2017.

WINSTON-SALEM, United States, Aug. 20 (Xinhua) -- Following are Wednesday's results of the ATP Winston-Salem tennis tournament (prefix number denotes seeding):

Thrid round

Jerzy Janowicz, Poland Teez Tabor Jersey , bt 12-Edouard Roger-Vasselin, France, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

David Goffin, Belgium, bt 15-Jarkko Nieminen, Finland, 6-4, 4-6 Jarrad Davis Jersey , 6-4

9-Lu Yen-Hsun, Chinese Taipei, bt 8-Marcel Granollers, Spain, 6-1, 6-2

14-Andreas Seppi, Italy, bt Nicolas Mahut, France, 6-4 Kerryon Johnson Jersey , 7-6 (9-7)

5-Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, Spain, bt 11-Donald Young, United States, 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 7-6 (8-6)

7-Lukas Rosol, Czech Republic, bt 10-Pablo Andujar, Spain Frank Ragnow Jersey , 1-6, 6-2, 6-2

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