By on May 3, 2021

first_imgWHATS ON YOUR MIND TODAY?Todays “READERS POLL” question is: Do you feel when Ben Shoulders discovered that his fellow co-worker was the moderator of a political event should he asked her to recuse herself from this panel?Please take time and read our newest feature articles entitled “IU WOMEN’S-MENS SWIM AND DIVING TEAMS”.Also take time to read “BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS” posted in our sections.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] County Observer has been serving our community for 15 years.Copyright 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistribute.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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CUNA hones in on Durbin repeal language in CHOICE Act

By on December 18, 2020

first_imgThe House Financial Services Committee will mark up Rep. Jeb Hensarling’s (R-Texas) Financial CHOICE Act (H.R. 10) starting Tuesday at 10 a.m. (ET). CUNA sent a letter to the committee during a hearing on the bill last week, outlining positive aspects, concerns and additional suggestions, and will submit a letter for the markup.The markup could stretch out over several days, and CUNA will remain engaged as amendments are offered and voted on. CUNA will be paying particular attention to the CHOICE Act language concerning CUNA-backed repeal of the Durbin amendment.The Durbin amendment requires the Federal Reserve to limit fees charged to retailers for debit card processing. A provision in the CHOICE Act would repeal the Durbin amendment.CUNA Chief Advocacy Officer Ryan Donovan says CUNA is expecting an amendment to strike Durbin repeal language from the CHOICE Act.“We will strongly oppose this amendment if it is offered, and are working with league partners and credit unions to make sure members of the committee understand that this is a very important issue for credit unions,” Donovan said. “We strongly oppose any amendments that strike the Durbin repeal language.” 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

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Madrid emergency looms over lockdown chaos

By on October 19, 2020

first_imgImposed on Oct.2, the restrictions barred residents of the capital and nine nearby towns from leaving the city limits except for work, school or on medical grounds, and also imposed an 11:00 pm curfew on bars and restaurants. Ahead of the cabinet meeting, Madrid government leader Isabel Diaz Ayuso, a member of the conservative Popular Party, was locked in talks with her administration to decide what to do. In a phone conversation late on Thursday, Sanchez told her the region could issue an order validating the restrictions or ask the central government to impose a state of emergency to ratify the measures. The third option was for the central government to impose such a measure, he told her, saying that in all three cases, the restrictions would remain the same.  With Sanchez away at a ceremony in Barcelona with King Felipe VI, the cabinet meeting was to be chaired by Carmen Calvo, one of his deputies. “We have been continually reaching out to the region to deal with the situation to ensure that these measures are kept in place in order to contain the pandemic in Madrid,” Calvo said ahead of the meeting. “We have only one objective: to protect Madrid.. If the community cannot do it, we will.”Despite opposing the partial lockdown of the capital, mainly on economic grounds, Diaz Ayuso urged residents to stay within city limits, especially over the forthcoming three-day weekend for Spain’s National Day on Oct.12.”We remain in a situation where incidence of the virus remains very, very high,” national emergencies coordinator Fernando Simon warned on Thursday, urging people to act responsibly. “If people go to their second residence in the mountains, or go on holiday even within the region, it implies risk.” Meanwhile, a group of scientific and medical organizations representing 170,000 professionals published a letter online pleading for an end to the political infighting.”You must accept, once and for all, that to deal with the pandemic, key decisions must be based on the best-available scientific evidence and completely disconnected from the ongoing political confrontation,” it said.By late morning the petition, which was published on change.org, had been signed by nearly 100,000 people. The court refused to ratify the restrictions on grounds they were imposed by the central government and not by the regional authorities. The infection rate in the region of Madrid currently stands at 564 cases per 100,000 people, compared with just 257 in the rest of Spain, which is the highest in the European Union. Topics :center_img Spain’s cabinet was to open urgent talks on Friday to consider imposing a state of emergency in Madrid after judges overturned a partial lockdown that was opposed by the regional authorities.Thursday’s bombshell court decision in effect canceled restrictions covering some 4.5 million people in and around the capital, where the rate of infections is twice the national average. Caught in a bitter standoff with Madrid’s rightwing administration which opposes the restrictions, Spain’s socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has issued an ultimatum: either the region passes the measures itself, or the government declares a state of emergency to push them through. last_img read more

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Ripley County Bicentennial kick off this weekend

By on September 24, 2020

first_imgOsgood, In. — The Ripley County Bicentennial celebration will kick off Sunday, April 15 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the fairgrounds in Osgood.Residents are invited to enjoy a “taste of Ripley County” with local wines and brews, fare from local restaurants, performances by local students, demonstrations by SE F.A.R.M. Club and the Kids Discovery Factory.Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information please call 812-689-7431.last_img

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