McConnell and Pelosi push for relief bill

first_imgSpeaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.Reuters The two most powerful people in Congress — at least for the next two months — renewed their calls for coronavirus stimulus on Friday.A relief deal could prove just as difficult to reach as it did before Election Day.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., again called for a targeted aid package. In Kentucky, he argued a better than expected October jobs report that saw the U.S. unemployment rate fall to 6.9% reduces the need for a sweeping stimulus bill.- Advertisement – Areas of disagreement between the parties included state and local government aid, enhanced unemployment insurance and liability protections for businesses.Democrats will keep control of the House next Congress, though they will likely lose seats, according to NBC News. Pelosi is expected to serve as speaker for at least one more term.McConnell said earlier this week that he hopes to pass more relief money before the end of the year. How the results of the presidential election will shape President Donald Trump‘s desire to approve a bill during the lame duck session remains to be seen.Though key unresolved states are too close to call in the presidential election, Democrat Joe Biden narrowly leads Trump in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Arizona and Nevada, according to NBC News. Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., appeared with Pelosi on Friday and suggested a Biden presidency would give Democrats more leverage in aid talks.Economists and policymakers, including Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell, have warned the economic recovery could lose steam if Congress does not pass more fiscal stimulus. Policies buoying those still unemployed, including supplemental jobless benefits and a federal moratorium on evictions, expired earlier this year.Suspension of federal student loan interest will expire at the end of the year. “I think it reinforces the argument that I’ve been making for the last few months, that something smaller – rather than throwing another $3 trillion at this issue – is more appropriate,” he told reporters, according to Reuters. McConnell noted that he will not necessarily lead the Senate in January: NBC News projects both Republicans and Democrats will hold at least 48 seats, with four races unsettled.Meanwhile, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called for Republicans to restart aid talks that fell apart before the 2020 election. She told reporters that the “imperative to act could not be greater” after the U.S. posted a record of more than 120,000 new Covid-19 infections on Thursday.Still, she said a narrow bill “doesn’t appeal to me at all.” The chambers of Congress failed to find common ground on relief before the election, as Senate Republicans tried to pass a $500 billion aid bill and House Democrats approved a $2.2 trillion package.- Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Charlotte’s Nursery School wins pillars of character poster competition

first_img 56 Views   one comment Share Sharing is caring! Tweet EducationLocalNewsPrimary Charlotte’s Nursery School wins pillars of character poster competition by: – March 26, 2012center_img Share Share Coordinator of Youth On A Mission For God, Mrs. Ellen Paul presenting the cheque to the students of the Charlotte’s Nursery School while the principal Mrs. Genda Bertand looks on.The Charlotte’s Nursery School in Newtown has emerged winner of the Youth On A Mission For God’s “Pillars of Character” poster competition.According to a press release issued by the Youth Group, the poster competition was organized with a view to promoting team building amongst teachers and students and to allow children to describe their understanding of the six pillars of characters through art. The six pillars are being promoted in schools to help build character and assist children in making sound decisions. These six pillars are; respect, responsibilities, trustworthiness, fairness, caring, citizenship. Youth on a Mission for God is a group of young people who engage in positive activities such as debates, concerts, evangelism, keeping the environment clean, panel discussions on the social ills affecting the youth, social and education skills. The group also hosts a weekly radio program on Voice of Life Radio on Saturday afternoons. Coordinator of Youth On A Mission For God Ellen Paul, presented the prize to the winning school on Monday 19th March, 2012. That prize money was the proceeds of last year’s “FOR HIS GLORY VARIETY CONTEST II”, a concert which the Group hosted in July 2011.The Group plans to visit the House of Hope at Delices on Saturday 31st March 2012.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Twisters Sectional 60 Champs

first_imgThe Oldenburg Academy Twisters won their very first Sectional Title over the Weekend with a 53-37 victory over The Rising Sun Shiners.  This is the 13th season of boys basketball at Oldenburg Academy.  This year is their first winning season.  They ended the regular season at 10-9.The Twisters won three games at The South Decatur Sectionals including a 78-62 1st Round  win against Hauser on Tuesday night.  They followed that up defeating Jac-Cen-Del 61-55 in the Sectional Semi-Finals on Friday night.  OA captured The 1a Sectional 60 Crown on Saturday Night beating Rising Sun.The Twisters will be playing at The Martinsville Regionals this Saturday to battle The Clay City Eels in Game 2.  The Tipoff will be around Noon.  Game 1 will be The Greenwood Christian Cougars squaring off against The Indy Metropolitan Pumas starting at 10.Listen to WRBI for our Regionals Doubleheader starting with The Greensburg Pirates going up against The Silver Creek Dragons at The Washington Regionals starting at 10.  WRBI’s Countdown To Tipoff will be around 9:20.A special thanks to Jonathon Maple at Oldenburg Academy for the pics.Congrats to The Twisters and Coach Moorman from The Sports Voice-Country 103.9 WRBI!last_img read more

Peaking at the right time

first_imgIan Sangalang scored 16 points, Mark Barroca added 14 and Rome dela Rosa and Aldrech Ramos combined for another 22 with only two men failing to score for the Hotshots.The loss was the sixth in 10 games for the Dyip, whose aspirations for a franchise-first playoff appearance took a huge hit.Magnolia, last season’s Governors’ Cup champion, erected double-digit leads early and was 17 points up after the first two minutes of the second quarter as the Hotshots never looked back even with their shock troopers playing a huge chunk of the fourth quarter.Rashawn McCarthy led the Dyip with 19 points and rookie CJ Perez backed him up with 14. Jackson Corpuz scored 12 and completed a double-double with a night-high 11 rebounds.In Wednesday’s nightcap, NLEX survived the ejection of coach Yeng Guiao and kept its own playoff bid afloat with a 91-70 rout of Alaska.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMagnolia coach Chito Victolero made use of all of his 15 men, shuffled them at a frenetic pace and didn’t play anyone longer than 26 minutes in an authoritative 109-83 dismantling of hapless Columbian Dyip for the Hotshots’ first winning streak in the PBA Philippine Cup.Not that he didn’t see Columbian as a foe that could beat them on Wednesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum, but Victolero was already preparing his Hotshots for a truly tough grind in the coming week that will more or less spell where they will end up in the playoffs.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ateneo tightens grip on top spot; National U stuns UP “I’ll start thinking of [Barangay] Ginebra now,” Victolero said after his team rose to 3-4. “It will be a tough stretch for us as we play three games in [the next] week. Our next games will be very important.”Magnolia clashes with Ginebra on Sunday before playing NorthPort on Wednesday and Blackwater two days after.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“It is after that stretch where we will see where we will end up [in the rankings for the playoffs],” he added as he expressed satisfaction at the way his charges are peaking.“We’re getting there,” Victolero replied when asked if he feels that his Hotshots’ game could be considered at par with the way Ginebra, which is at 4-3, is playing. “Our run to the playoffs is getting better, we are getting our rhythm.” Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more