Congress has 14 working days to keep government funded, provide COVID-19 relief

Posted On Nov 20 2020 by

first_imgAlready, House Republicans are resisting an omnibus bill, and raising questions about whether Trump would even sign one. It’s also a question whether he’d sign another CR or a coronavirus stimulus package, when it comes down to it. If Trump really wants to upend the nation and the election (states have to certify the election by Dec. 8, the electoral college votes Dec. 14, the formal joint session of Congress to declare the official results is Jan. 6) he can refuse to fund the government. Whether enough Republicans in Congress would be nihilistic enough to refuse to override his veto is an actual question. Because it is 2020 and anything, absolutely anything, could happen.On coronavirus relief, McConnell has yet to budge in his rhetoric and he and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi haven’t had any recent talks. Trump did tweet out one of his usual exhortations on Saturday: “Congress must now do a Covid Relief Bill. Needs Democrats support. Make it big and focused. Get it done!” Never mind that “big” and “focused” are in direct opposition right now—Pelosi wanting “big” and McConnell wanting “focused.” Who knows what Trump wants, other than to magic away election results and pretend like he’s not going to be vulnerable to prosecution in New York State in 64 days.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Who knows at this point what any of this means for the next month. The only thing certain is that as cases and hospitalizations and deaths from coronavirus surge, as states increasingly have to shut down again, the economic pain increases even more. Thousand upon thousands of people face hunger, eviction, and financial ruin. And the obstruction of McConnell is making it worse. “More businesses will be at risk of permanently going out of business, which would dampen labor demand and potentially spur new rounds of layoffs. This suggests the labor market recovery could meaningfully slow or even reverse in coming months as the country tries to get the virus under control,” economists at Bank of America warned last week.That apparently is a feature and not a bug of McConnell’s plan to obstruct assistance. He wants to hamstring the Biden administration before it even begins. He doesn’t care who—or how many—suffer in the offing.last_img read more

Richard “Bud” Lamb

Posted On Sep 24 2020 by

first_imgRichard “Bud” Lamb, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away July 14, 2017 in Dillsboro, Indiana.He was born August 14, 1929 in Washington, IN, son of the late Chester Lamb and Esta Dayton LambHe worked as a Signal Man for CSX Railroad, retiring after over 43 years of service. He was in the National Guard and was part of the shooting team. Bud was member of the First Baptist Church, where he served as Deacon and Trustee for several years. Bud’s faith was important to him. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, shooting, and gardening. He was a great family man and especially enjoyed the grandchildren. He had a good sense of humor and made everyone feel welcome. Bud will be missed by all who knew him.Surviving are his loving wife of 64 years, Cleta Wuertz Lamb of Aurora, IN; sons, Gregory Lamb of Greendale, IN, and Allan (Regina) Lamb of Aurora, IN; grandchildren, Jacob Lamb, Zachary Lamb and Jessica Sullivan; great-grandchildren, Hunter and Emerson Sullivan; sister, Delores (Kenny) Becker of OK.He was preceded in death by parents, Chester and Esta Dayton Lamb; brother, William Lamb and sister, Virginia Bush.Friends will be received Saturday, July 22, 2017, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm at the First Baptist Church of Aurora, 6060 Blair Road, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at the church ,at 2:00 pm with Pastor William Secrest officiating.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana. Contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church. 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.comlast_img read more

Qatar appoint Milovan Rajevac as new head coach

Posted On Aug 28 2020 by

first_imgThe Qatari Football Association (QFA) has appointed former Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac as the new man in charge of the national team.Qatar have been searching for a new boss after the departure of Bruno Metsu in the aftermath of the 2011 Asian Cup, which left the Frenchman sacked after he failed to guide the team past the quarter-finals stage.“We are pleased to announce Milovan Rajevac as Qatar’s coach. He has done very well with Ghana and we are confident Qatar will do well under him,” President Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa bin Ahmed al-Thani said in a press conference.Rajevac quit as Al-Ahli coach earlier this week, citing family reasons, but didn’t wait long to find a new job.“I am pleased to take up the Qatar offer,” Rajevac said. “Qatar will host the World Cup in 2022 and it will be an honour to work here.”Meanwhile, elsewhere in the AFC, Henrique Calisto has resigned as coach of Vietnam. The Portuguese tactician failed to guide Vietnam to success at the South-East Asia Cup earlier this year and has received criticism in the past few weeks. Vietnam Football Federation’s deputy chairman Nguyen Lan Trung told AFP: “He set forth several reasons for the resignation, but the main reason was media pressure against him and the team. He thought it’s not good for the young players and his exit will be better for the national team.”Source: Goal.comlast_img read more

Bayern Munich’s Uli Hoeness criticises FIFA scheduling

Posted On Aug 28 2020 by

first_imgBayern Munich president Uli Hoeness on Wednesday criticised football’s world governing body FIFA for allowing so many international matches to be played this early in the season.“It is a joke that we are only in mid-September and have only played two league matches but have already had to play three internationals. It’s ridiculous,” the outspoken Hoeness said.The Bavarian club’s chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has previously gone public with his displeasure at the number of international dates on the FIFA calendar, an issue which has created rifts in the past between the Bundesliga and the German Football Federation (DFB).Germany lost 3-1 at home to Argentina in a friendly in mid-August, and then opened up their 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign with two wins against the Faroe Islands (3-0) and Austria (2-1) in the last week.The Bundesliga was one of the last major leagues in Europe to restart this season, with the opening game played on August 24.last_img read more