Tributes to Senator John McCain

first_imgVermont Business Magazine Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) on the death of Senator John McCain (R-AZ): Marcelle and I are saddened by this loss, and we send our love and our respects to Cindy and their entire family. I think of the last time we met and said goodbye.  We both were hopeful that it would not be the last time.He loved his country, and we also both respected and were willing to defend the Senate’s special and independent role in American government. In the Navy and in his public service, his goal was not to bide time, but to make a difference.  I know that he felt, as I do, that the Senate can rise to the occasion in difficult moments to become the nation’s conscience.  We must never allow an erosion of the Senate’s ability to do that.Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) issued the following statement:“ Senator John McCain defined public service, honor, and love of country.  What an extraordinary career he had.  What a loss his passing is for Arizona and America. Godspeed, Senator. You will be sorely missed.” Vietnam war hero turned warrior politician dies at 81last_img read more

Gordon Dadds places Ince & Co into administration

first_imgGordon Dadds said the move was completed for technical reasons, as it could not agree on income and balances owed to Ince & Co from its international offices. The process, known as a pre-packaged insolvency plan, will not affect the takeover plans. The merged company will operate as Ince Gordon Dadds. This includes the Shanghai and Beijing practises, which are branches of the London firm. While the offices of Ince International were not acquired, Ince & Co has agreed to enter into network arrangements with Gordon Dadds. These offices will continue to trade as Ince & Co.www.incegdlaw.com www.gordondadds.comlast_img

Ghana central bank considers interest-rate cut

first_imgEgypt’s Central Bank hike interest rates to protect Egyptian pound Uganda Central Bank cuts rate for second time as inflation outlook improves 10000 cedi is around 1 euro. Ghana’s central bank has room for another interest-rate cut as early as next month, according to a member of the Monetary Policy Committee.Following an unexpected reduction in the key rate in January, further loosening in March “could be a possibility” if inflation trends downward, said Philip Abradu-Otoo, who is also the head of research at the Bank of Ghana.The central bank is “fairly confident that inflation will behave,” Abradu-Otoo said Friday in an interview in the capital, Accra. “Our forecast did not show any shift and the shocks that are coming are not materially shifting” the inflation outlook, he said.Last month’s 100 basis-point cut took the benchmark rate to an almost six-year low of 16 percent and bucked a worldwide trend toward tightening. While inflation has been inside the central bank’s target band for nine months, it still hovers close to the 10 percent upper end of the range.Ghana had scope for a rate cut in the November, but the MPC was concerned about trade tensions, global inflation pressures and financial-market volatility, Abradu-Otoo said. These risks, and concerns about the U.S. Federal Reserve’s rate increases, had subsided by January, he said.Ghana is nearing the end of an almost $1-billion program with the International Monetary Fund. The zero-financing agreement with the lender, under which the central bank stopped funding the budget deficit, helped to bring inflation down to 9.4 percent in December from a record 19.2 percent in 2016, Abradu-Otoo said. The accord has been extended until 2020, he said.The statistics office will publish January inflation data on Wednesday and is expected to use a new base year for the index.West Africa’s second-largest economy faces a test to maintain economic gains and fiscal discipline after the bailout program ends in April. The Financial Stability Advisory Council that the government has established will improve policy coordination, according to Stephen Opata, an MPC member and the central bank’s head of financial markets.“We are not going to slip after the IMF program, we are going to be fiscally disciplined,” Opata said in the same interview.Relatedcenter_img Uganda’s Central Bank cuts key lending rate to 14%last_img read more

2018 High School Football Preview: Kent Roosevelt Rough Riders

first_img2017 was a rough season for the Kent Roosevelt Rough Riders, as they finished 2-8, with their lone wins coming against Cuyahoga Falls and Revere.This year, the Rough Riders look to improve on last year’s mark, and qualify for the OHSAA playoffs for the first time since 2013. They have a new coach at the helm in Mark Geis, who led Rootstown to a 12-1 record and regional final appearance last season.“There are some experience that can transfer over in building a program in general.” said Geis. “We have to work on getting our numbers up and getting stronger in order to be a successful football program.” he added.Notable Returning Starters:Mikey Freeman (Sr.) WRCJ Anderson (Jr.) QBHenry Shepard IV (Sr.) ILB2018 Schedule8/24 (A) Cuyahoga Falls8/31 (A) Marlington9/7 (H) Ravenna9/14 (A) Medina Highland9/21 (H) Aurora9/28 (H) Tallmadge10/5 (A) Revere10/12 (A) Columbiana Crestview10/19 (H) Barberton10/26 (H) Copley Related Topics Tony Bogancenter_img Tony Bogan is a 2010 graduate of Shaker Heights High School. He covers high school sports in and around the Cleveland area, and has done part-time college basketball play-by-play for Cuyahoga Community College.last_img read more

Souhan; Twins Have Good News on Kepler [PODCAST]

first_img About Connatix V56490 360p 720p HD Auto (360p) The Vikings signed receiver Laquon Treadwell and punt returner Marcus Sherels Tuesday in large part due to the Chad Beebe injury.  Treadwell was released by the Vikings after training camp while Sherels was let go by the Saints before the season started.Download The 1390 Granite City Sports Mobile App 1/1center_img The Twins didn’t see the return of Max Kepler to the lineup Tuesday night in their 4-2 come from behind win at Detroit but did report that Max had a “good day” after taking batting practice.  The hope is that he’ll return to game action prior to the playoffs.  Some bad news for the Twins was that Marwin Gonzalez was scratched from the lineup due to oblique tightness.  His removal from the lineup was deemed precautionary.  Listen to the conversation below.  1080p HD Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip About Connatix V56490last_img read more