At a NAFCU-attended event Tuesday, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard provided more context around the Federal Open Market Committee’s (FOMC) approach to monetary policy and the economic outlook, noting that “U.S. monetary policy is considerably more accommodative today than it was as of late last year.”Bullard was speaking at the National Economists Club in Washington, D.C. NAFCU Chief Economist and Vice President of Research Curt Long attended the event. The FOMC – for the first time in a decade – cut interest rates by 25 basis points during a meeting last week; see Long on Yahoo! Finance TV providing an analysis of the decision and economy here.“President Bullard has been an influential voice in realigning the policy outlook for the FOMC since late last year,” Long said. “However, his speech reflects a desire to let the most recent rate cut settle in before making another move. NAFCU continues to believe that the FOMC will not cut rates in September. If this is correct, we are likely to see a concerted campaign by Fed officials over the next six weeks to adjust market expectations.” continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Facebook Log in with your social account Forgot Password ? Around 20 excavators and giant cranes could be seen operating on a muddy 26-hectare site in Papanggo subdistrict, North Jakarta, on Tuesday afternoon.Some workers were also seen adjusting approximately 2-meter high steel bars that will be used as foundation materials for the construction of the Jakarta International Stadium.The ambitious Rp 4.5 trillion (US$315.5 million) project is expected to finish by the end of October 2021. However, while construction rolls on at the site, legal matters relating to land clearance remain.An appeal to the Supreme Court has been filed by private developer PT Buana Permata Hijau (BPH) against the city administration’s construction of the stadium on the site.BPH argues that around 6.9 ha of the land on which the stadium is being built overlaps on its property.The dispute started in 2014, when BPH filed a civil suit against the c… Linkedin Google Topics : Court Supreme-Court North-Jakarta stadium legal-battle Dispute City-administration FIFA administrative Jakarta-administration
A bomb hit a Nigerian internally displaced persons (IDP) camp today in the outskirts of Adamawa state capital Yola located in the northeast region of the country.The blast is the first such attack on an IDP camp in the West African most populous country.It went off at an IDP camp in a school in the village of Malkohi, a spokesperson with the National Emergency Management Agency said.It is not known yet who the perpetrators of the attack are though suspicions are will most probably laid on the Islamist extremist militant group Boko Haram.Boko Haram has waged a six-year insurgency that has displaced about 2.1 million people and killed thousands of others.
Share Tweet Share Share Sharing is caring! 5 Views no discussions LocalNews Cancer Society takes its prostate cancer screening campaign to Portsmouth by: – March 28, 2012 The Dominica Cancer Society is continuing its collaboration with the Ross Medical School in offering free prostate screening.Following two highly successful campaigns in Roseau in which over 140 men undertook the Digital Rectal Exam (DRE) the society is taking its initiative on the road.Photo credit: choosehope.comThose who have benefitted from this service have expressed pleasant surprise that it was such a simple exercise and feel more comfortable now that they are aware of their status.This third campaign will serve the residents of the north. The Society is encouraging men of the north to come and take advantage of this opportunity.This will take place at the Clinical facility of Portsmouth General Hospital Saturday the 31st of March 2012 starting at 8:30am.The screening activities will include “Digital rectal examination” along with relevant medical check-ups. Starting from 8:30 in the morning, men will be seen on a first come first serve basis. The doctors and medical students hope to continue through the afternoon until they have managed to screen all those who attend. There will be a choice of genders of medical students. At the end of the examination a report will be given to the attendee with recommendations for his Doctor to take appropriate action, if any.Men are reminded of their tendency to be very irregular when it comes to their medical care and therefore, by the time a man experiences symptoms and gets checked it can be too late. This initiative again appeals to men to be proactive as far as their prostate health is concerned.The society once again encourages men over 40 to take advantage of this opportunity to check on this aspect of their health.Interested men should call Patrick Henderson on telephone number 767 275 3019 or Neville Graham on telephone number 767 235 8798 to give their names to ensure sufficient refreshment s are provided. They are also the contacts for the prostate cancer support group. Dominica Cancer Society
Thomas H. “Tommy” Largent 86, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, October 10, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio.He was born November 29, 1931 in Aurora, Indiana, son of the late John E. Largent and Inez (Cole) Largent.He served his country as a member of the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He was the Chaplain and Finance Officer for the Korea War Veterans for many years. Tommy along with his brother J.D. Largent were honored as ‘Hometown Heroes” for their military service at the Cincinnati Reds game on July 24, 2018.He worked as an electrician for Monsanto retiring after over 37 years of service. He was also an owner/operator of his own business, Largent Electric. Tommy was a long time member of the First Baptist Church, where He also served as a Deacon. In his early years Tommy and his family would go camping almost every week and still camped through this past Labor Day. He was a photographer, made wood picture frames, enjoyed leather tooling and farming. Tommy did an extensive genealogy, including the Cole family, going all the way back to the Mayflower. Tommy was a man of faith. He was a good and faithful servant of God, living out his faith by treating others as He wanted to be treated. Tommy was a people person and left a legacy of love and dignity to all that he came into contact with.Tommy is survived by his loving spouse of 67 years, Peggy (Webb) Largent; daughters, Lee Ann (Kenny) Shelton of Aurora, IN, Sharon Banschbach (Dave Craven) of Patriot, IN, Julie Robinson of Milan, IN, Patty (Dave) Terrill of Aurora, IN, Becky Largent of Aurora, IN, Marie (Ken “Cricket”) Jackson of Aurora, IN; brother, J. D. (Donna) Largent of Aurora, IN; grandchildren, Megan (Devon) Marine, Craig (Jamie) Shelton, Reid (Morgan) Shelton, Kristie (Todd) Connley, Paige (Jonny) Deters, Brittany Banschbach, Kara Banschbach, Stacy (Rob) Lloyd, Erick (Erin) Robinson, Alyse Knapp, Darcy (Adam) Korner, Eli (Jamie) Terrill, Hannah (Cody) Hobart, Jesse Terrill, Trey (Mallory) Jackson, Tommy Jackson (Kyla Rowland), and Kelsie Jackson; 30 great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by parents, John and Inez Largent; great granddaughters, Zoey Lee Banschbach and Mattie Lynn Terrill.Friends will be received Monday, October 15, 2018, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the First Baptist Church of Aurora, 6060 Blair Road, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held Tuesday at 11:00 am with Pastor Bill Secrest officiating.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana. Military graveside services will be conducted by members of local Veterans Service Organizations.Contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Aurora or Korea War Veterans. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.com
Press Association Arsenal spent several years being hampered by tight purse-strings as they repaid their stadium costs but have been able to take advantage of increased revenue in the past couple of seasons – bringing in the likes of club-record signing Mesut Ozil, Chile forward Alexis Sanchez and goalkeeper Petr Cech. Spurs may also require some time to start benefiting from a new home, which is proposed to be the biggest in London and will host NFL games over a 10-year period. But, ahead of Sunday’s meeting between the two at the Emirates, Arsenal boss Wenger believes the move will see Tottenham match his side. “It is the biggest challenge we face. It will be purely down to the technical quality of work,” Wenger said when asked about Spurs becoming more of a financial threat. “On a financial level, we always had level power because when we had 37,000, 38,000 seats (at Highbury) we were level. “After we moved into the new stadium we had less financial resources than them because we had to pay our debts back. That was always the case. “Now, maybe in the last two or three years we are in a stronger financial situation but that will not last because they build a new stadium as well.” On the pitch, Arsenal are keeping up the pace at the top of the table while Tottenham remain unbeaten in the league since the opening weekend of the campaign. The Gunners already have their own state-of-the-art facilities with the Emirates Stadium, and north London rivals Spurs are also set for a new 61,000-seater home in the coming years. Tottenham will move just a stone’s throw from their current White Hart Lane ground and are planning to relocate for the start of the 2018/19 season. Wenger’s men go into the game on the back of a 5-1 Champions League hammering from Bayern Munich but certainly have the players to keep their Barclays Premier League title tilt alive with victory over their rivals. Sanchez has enjoyed a strong start to the campaign while World Cup winner Ozil feels he is now able to show his best having made an uncertain start to life at Arsenal. “Last season, I was out with my knee injury for a few months,” the Germany midfielder told arsenal.com “This year I feel fit. I have no injuries and can perform well in games. At the moment, things are going really well. “But you need to praise the whole team. We fight for each other and are like a small family. You can sense that on the pitch. It shows that we are hungry for success and that’s why I want to praise the whole team.” Arsene Wenger believes Tottenham’s new stadium will eventually see them compete financially with Arsenal and provide the “biggest challenge” to the club.
Update on the latest sports March 22, 2020 The United States governing bodies of swimming and track — two of the three top-tier Summer Games sports — have called on their national Olympic officials to push for a postponement.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSJays’ Shapiro expects 4-week spring training before seasonUNDATED (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays president Mark Shapiro says he thinks Major League Baseball would need at least a month of workouts and exhibition games before regular season play can begin.Opening day has been postponed until at least mid-May because of the coronavirus pandemic. Shapiro cautioned that training camps aren’t likely to open for some time because of the coronavirus outbreak. All but three of Toronto’s major league players have left the team’s spring training site in Dunedin, Florida. Shapiro says no Blue Jays players or staff have displayed any symptoms of the new coronavirus, and that no one has been tested.Shapiro spoke to reporters on Sunday from his home in Toronto.In other virus-related developments:— The St. Louis Blues say a relative of a team employee has tested positive for COVID-19. The person is in self-isolation along with members of the person’s family, according to the team. All Blues staff who may have come into close contact with the employee have been notified. The team says it is asking for all members of the Blues to remain isolated, monitor their health and seek advice from team medical staff.— Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac announced he is teaming up with J.U.M.P. Ministries Global Church to provide hot breakfasts and lunches to school kids age 18 and under on weekdays for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic. Isaac also says he’ll be helping families obtain boxes of non-perishable food items once a week, things like oatmeal and cereal and instant rice. He says the breakfasts and lunches will be grab-and-go style, and a nurse will be on site for the pickups. Issac says, “We cannot just sit on our hands while this is going on.” — Hours after the Australian government called for its citizens to cancel all non-essential travel, the Australian rules Australian Football League announced it was postponing its seasons until May 31. Australia’s various football leagues were among the few remaining professional sports playing on across the globe in its attempts to halt the spread of the virus.— The $12 million Dubai World Cup, the world’s richest purse in horse racing, will be postponed until next year. That’s according to an announcement from the Dubai Media Office, a governmental agency. Officials had planned to run the race March 28 without spectators over concerns about the new coronavirus and the COVID-19 illness it causes.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Associated Press In a statement Sunday, the IOC says it will hold four weeks of discussions with global sports officials and Japanese authorities to examine the options. It says the “scenario planning” will include the possibility of changing the July 24 start date for the Games, but that “cancellation is not on the agenda.”The announcement came after IOC President Thomas Bach led a conference call with executive board members.Bach has consistently said organizers are fully committed to opening the games on July 24, even as athlete training, qualifying events and preparations for the Games are being disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic.Criticism of that stance has grown in recent days.National Olympic committees in Brazil and Slovenia later called for a postponement to 2021. Norway’s Olympic body said it did want athletes going to Tokyo until the global health crisis is under control. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-OLYMPICSIOC to consider postponing Tokyo OlympicsUNDATED (AP) — The International Olympic Committee IOC now says it will consider the possibility of postponing the Tokyo Olympics.
— Australia’s top rugby players will demand a greater say in the future of the sport after agreeing to pay cuts designed to allow the game to weather the financial fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. Some players reportedly will give up as much as 60 percent of their income in the short term as Australian rugby faces uncertainty with major competitions shut down, perhaps for the rest of the year.NBA-BOGUT FUTUREFormer NBA top pick Bogut unsure about playing futureUNDATED (AP) — Andrew Bogut (BOH’-gut) is close to making a decision on when to end his career after 15 years in professional basketball.Bogut was planning to retire after playing for Australia at the Tokyo Games this summer. With those games delayed until July 2021, the 35-year-old is debating whether to wait it out. He says he probably needs to decide by mid-May. April 20, 2020 FORMULA1-VIRTUAL RACINGLeclerc wins virtual GP, againUNDATED (AP) — Charles Leclerc has won his second straight Formula One Virtual Grand Prix, taking the Chinese GP from the pole position.The Ferrari driver finished ahead of Red Bull’s Alex Albon and Guanyu Zhou (gwahn-yoo zhoo), who races in Formula 2.The 22-year-old Leclerc has won two actual F1 races and only started playing the video game at the start of the month. The actual Chinese GP originally was scheduled for April 19 but was postponed in February due to the coronavirus pandemic.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Update on the latest sports — Soccer has resumed in Turkmenistan with spectators as the Central Asian nation lifted a suspension of its national league. Around 500 people attended Sunday’s game in a 20,000-capacity stadium in the capital. The crowd size was broadly in line with typical domestic league games in Turkmenistan and as usual attendance was free. The game ended 1-1. The eight-team league was suspended on March 24 amid the coronavirus pandemic. Turkmenistan is one of the few countries in the world not to have reported any cases of the coronavirus.— The stadium of English Premier League club Brighton has been converted into the south coast’s biggest drive-in coronavirus testing center. The appointment-only center has been put in place at the American Express Community Stadium as part of the drive to increase testing for National Health Service staff and other key workers. Officials say the center was scheduled to see more than 50 NHS frontline workers on Saturday, and they’ll have the results of their tests within 48 hours. Within a few days, the site should reach its capacity of up to 1,000 tests a day.— Players and coaches for Italian soccer team Roma have waived their salary for four months. The team hasn’t played a competitive match since March 1 because of the pandemic, so the players and coaching staff will forgo salaries due to them for March, April, May and June.— British horse racing’s most successful flat trainer of all time is recovering after contracting the coronavirus. Mark Johnston has been isolating since having the symptoms confirmed and his family says he is making good progress. In 2018, Johnston celebrated his 4,194th winner, which is the most of any trainer in British flat racing.— A Japanese professor of infectious disease says he is “very pessimistic” the postponed Tokyo Olympics can open in 15 months. Kentaro Iwata of Kobe University says, “To be honest with you, I don’t think the Olympics is likely to be held next year.” The CEO of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee expressed similar reservations 10 days ago. Since then, the organizing committee and the International Olympic Committee have said there is no “Plan B” other than working for the Olympics to open on July 23, 2021. Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSSports leagues seek return to play but with no guaranteesUNDATED (AP) — Sports fans hoping for a fast return to the games they love might need to temper their expectations. Although sports leagues talk publicly about their desire to return to competition before summer, those are best-case scenarios. Bogut was a 2005 No. 1 draft pick by Milwaukee and won an NBA championship with the Golden State Warriors in 2015. He has played for Sydney in the National Basketball League the past two seasons.NASCAR-VIRTUAL RACINGByron makes it 2 straight winsCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — William Byron won his second consecutive NASCAR virtual race by holding off Timmy Hill in a drama-free event at virtual Richmond Raceway.The most excitement came when Matt DiBenedetto was parked for intentionally crashing Ryan Preece and the two then engaged in a Twitter spat. The iRacing Series has had a sour taste since Bubba Wallace lost a sponsor for quitting a game in a rage and Kyle Larson was fired for using a racial slur. Behind closed doors, they are hatching different potential plans: all 30 baseball teams playing in Arizona; home run contests to decide tie games; the Stanley Cup being hoisted in an empty arena that neither team calls home; end-of-season soccer standings decided by vote; college football games in spring.Over the past week, The Associated Press interviewed more than 20 policymakers, coaches and players across the globe for their assessments of the situation. They all conceded that sports may not restart for months, if at all this year. Most agree that what’s needed is a drastic ramp-up in testing, a vaccine or some type of improved treatment to make players feel safe to compete.Dr. Anthony Fauci (FOW’-chee), the infectious disease expert, has suggested that sports could conceivably return with no fans in arenas and constant testing for the players, who would likely need to be quarantined in hotels for weeks or months. Not all players are on board.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:— Wayne Gretzky is optimistic the NHL will be able to resume at some point this summer. He tells The Associated Press he’s hopeful hockey and other sports will be able to come back from the coronavirus pandemic and serve as a sign that conditions are improving. Gretzky says he believes leaders in the U.S. and Canada will find a way to bring back hockey and other sports in June, July and August. The league is considering several options on trying to resume this season, including going directly to the playoffs at several neutral sites.
If we judged teams off the performance on just two weeks, USC would be leading the pack by far. The Trojans put up back-to-back 50-point games while holding both of their opponents under double digits.In other words, the Trojans dominated from start to finish. Albeit, both of those games were against subpar competition, two Sun Belt teams — Arkansas State and Idaho.One shouldn’t be so quick to judge the Trojans on those two games, however. The SEC consistently schedules FCS opponents and plays one less conference game than the Trojans, something that could come back to haunt the Pac-12 in December.The Trojans did exactly what was expected of them this week and cruised to a blowout win. The same can’t be said for some of those SEC teams.Auburn needed a last minute touchdown and overtime to overcome lowly Jacksonville State, and that same Arkansas State team that lost by 49 to USC led No. 21 Missouri for much of the fourth quarter before succumbing to late mistakes. No. 18 Arkansas lost to a Toledo team that had not beaten a ranked team since 2012.If you take a glance at the schedule, you’ll notice some other top teams struggled against far inferior opponents.Oregon, Arizona State and Arizona all endured stiff competition from the likes of Eastern Washington, Cal Poly and UT San Antonio, respectively.In all honesty, those two games against Idaho and Arkansas State were vital for the Trojan’s postseason hopes, as the rest of the schedule seems daunting.The Stanford Cardinal will roll into Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum this Saturday as a true underdog for the first time since maybe 2010.Even though the Trojans are considered favorites on paper, games between the two Pac-12 giants are almost impossible to predict.Over the past five games, neither team has won by more than seven points. The last two were won off the foot of USC kicker Andre Heidari.Don’t expect anything less this year.Though the Cardinal suffered a shocking defeat to Northwestern in their season opener, the team is still coached extremely well and led by an experienced winner in quarterback Kevin Hogan.A win for the Trojans on Saturday will justify their position as the No. 6 team in the country. A blowout win would be even better.Senior Cody Kessler also has the opportunity to validate the preseason Heisman hype surrounding him. Kessler has been phenomenal in the first two games, passing for 650 yards and seven touchdowns on a 78.9 percent completion rate.Kessler is the only quarterback in the FBS to throw for seven touchdowns and zero interceptions.However, in his two previous games against Stanford, Kessler has managed just 423 yards and one touchdown. To put that into perspective, Kessler threw for 410 yards and three touchdowns just against Idaho this past weekend.The Trojans will need a big game out of Kessler if they want to get past the Cardinal comfortably.Looking ahead, the Trojans have quite the schedule in front of them. As it stands right now, the Trojans have five Top 25 opponents on the schedule — No. 8 Notre Dame, No. 21 Utah, No. 20 Arizona, No. 12 Oregon and No. 10 UCLA.If the Trojans can get by Stanford this week and Arizona State the following week, that could set up a Top Five showdown against the Fighting Irish, assuming they can overcome ACC challengers Georgia Tech and Clemson.The schedule lightens up a little with games against Utah and Cal following the trip to South Bend.The way Arizona’s schedule lines up — their only ranked opponent before USC being UCLA on Sept. 26 — the Wildcats could enter the Coliseum as a one-loss or even undefeated team.Things don’t get any easier for the Trojans as they finish the season against Oregon (away) and UCLA (home). Oregon has a better chance to run the table in Pac-12 — their only ranked opponent right now is No. 21 Utah who makes the trek to Eugene.By the end of the season, the Trojans could have faced seven ranked opponents, assuming Arizona State and Stanford jump back into the Top 25 come season’s end.That would be a historic schedule for the Trojans.To put it into perspective, last season’s champion, Ohio State, played three Top 25 opponents all season long. The year before that, Florida State played only four Top 25 opponents.The first two blowout victories were great, but get ready and buckle up because it’s going to be a long season for the Trojans.Nick Barbarino is a senior majoring in business administration. His column, “Beyond the Arc,” runs Thursdays.
Kelly Cross, the women’s lacrosse player who was indefinitely suspended due to a violation of team rules in late March 2015 and was not enrolled at SU in the fall, has been reinstated to the team, an SU Athletics spokeswoman confirmed Sunday evening. It was also confirmed that her indefinite suspension is over and she can play in regular season games.Cross appeared in Syracuse’s exhibition game against Team USA on Sunday, which the Orange lost, 20-8.The former starting midfielder was the driver of the car that crashed into the Mount Olympus stairwell on March 23. Four days later she was indefinitely suspended, meaning she could practice with the team, but could not play in any games or travel to away games. She did not enroll at SU for the fall semester of 2015, but is currently enrolled for the spring semester of 2016.“Kids may make mistakes, but we still stick behind them and we don’t isolate them and throw them to the curb,” head coach Gary Gait said when describing the details of the suspension on April 3.Cross had started every game for the Orange until her crash and had been fourth on the team in goals (14), assists (six) and points (20) at the time. The crash sent her to the hospital and a DPS officer said she was lucky to be alive.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse begins its season against Loyola and Binghamton on Feb. 14 at noon and 7:30 p.m., respectively. Comments Related Stories Kelly Cross, women’s lacrosse player that crashed into Mount steps, no longer enrolled at SUSuspended midfielder Kelly Cross allowed to practice with SyracuseKelly Cross, Syracuse women’s lacrosse player, suspended indefinitely after car crash into Mount Olympus stairwellKelly Cross, SU women’s lacrosse player, was driver of car that crashed into Mount Olympus stairwell, DPS confirmsKelly Cross replaces sister in midfield, excels in increased scoring role for Syracuse Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 10, 2016 at 6:39 pm Contact Jon: firstname.lastname@example.org | @jmettus