20 Nov
2020

Here’s what changed in the November Fed statement

first_imgThis is a comparison of Thursday’s Federal Open Market Committee statement with the one issued after the Fed’s previous policy-making meeting on Sept. 16.Text removed from the September statement is in red with a horizontal line through the middle.- Advertisement – Text appearing for the first time in the new statement is in red and underlined.Black text appears in both statements. – Advertisement –last_img

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23 Sep
2020

Hope man arrested after hour-long pursuit

first_imgColumbus, IN—A Hope man was arrested on numerous charges after he led law enforcement officers on an hour-long vehicle pursuit on Saturday evening.  Shortly after 6 pm Saturday, Columbus Police Department officers responded to 25th Street in regards to a tow truck driver who was attempting to recover a sport utility vehicle that was not returned from a test drive in Indianapolis.  When the tow truck driver approached the vehicle in question, the driver, later identified as Aaron S. Wiley, 28, sped away striking the tow truck driver’s assistant. The man struck by the vehicle was not seriously injured.A short time later, an officer observed Wiley and attempted to stop him, however, he refused to pull over and a pursuit ensued.  During the hour-long pursuit, Wiley struck multiple tire deflation devises in the 2011 Toyota Highlander as he traveled into Jackson County and back into Bartholomew County. The pursuit ended when Wiley drove into a farm field near County Road 850 South in Jonesville and he was taken into custody.Wiley was transported to Columbus Regional Hospital for jail clearance and later remanded to the Bartholomew County Jail on allegations of Leaving the Scene of an Accident Resulting in Injury, Resisting Law Enforcement, Criminal Recklessness, Criminal Mischief, Two Counts of Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Intimidation, Theft, and Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated Causing Endangerment.last_img read more

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21 Sep
2020

Suarez gets Gerrard’s vote

first_img Press Association Gerrard’s pin-point delivery saw Martin Skrtel head in a second from a corner before Jordan Henderson’s brilliant through-ball, from the captain’s initial pass, saw Suarez bag his first. All three goals came in a 14-minute spell from the 23rd minute and while the game was effectively over at half-time Suarez left no room for debate by beating the excellent Maarten Stekelenburg at his near-post from Gerrard’s assist. The win lifted Liverpool back into second place and lifted spirits after a disappointing defeat at leaders Arsenal last week. “It was the perfect response,” Gerrard told LFC TV. “Earlier on in the week we were disappointed with our performances individually and collectively but the only way you can put that right is to bounce back. “At home the onus is on us to take the game to the opposition. Every time we struggle at Anfield it is when we are slow out of the blocks and don’t press aggressively.” Manager Brendan Rodgers was pleased with his side’s response, particularly with the way they came out in the second half having been so far ahead, having 68 per cent possession and 32 goal attempts. “They had good players and if you are not aggressive enough in certain areas they can get goals,” he said. “It was about our hunger and continuing to turn the screw and we did that very well. “I thought some of our combination play was outstanding, we looked a really good side. “When I first came in here there was a real vulnerability, nervousness, around the group ahead of these games for some reason. “But now the mentality is good, the focus is good and we are becoming relentless in these types of games and that is what Liverpool is about.” Struggling Fulham were woeful and defeat increased the pressure on Martin Jol, who remains confident he will stay in charge to guide the Cottagers to safety. “Just before Southampton, which is a good team, away from home (on October 26) we had a very good spell,” said the Dutchman. “We won three out of four against normal teams (Crystal Palace, Stoke and, in the Capital One Cup, Everton). “That is what you have to do. You have to try and get points against these teams and hopefully in the next seven or eight months we will get results against top teams as well. “There’s a lot more teams we can get results against. There’s the top sides and then maybe outside the top seven or eight they are not better than us. “Those are the games when we have to get results.” ends Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has cast his vote for team-mate Luis Suarez to win the Ballon d’Or – although he had to check the rules to make sure he was allowed to do so first. The Uruguay striker scored twice in the 4-0 win over Fulham to take his tally to eight in just six league matches he has played this season. Nominations for the world player of the year apply to the calendar year so his tally for the Reds is 18 in 20 league games. But the 26-year-old will not win the trophy as part of the criteria refers to “overall behaviour on and off the pitch” so Suarez’s 10-match ban for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic counts against him. That has not stopped Gerrard picking Suarez for one of the three votes all national team captains are given. “I voted for him in my top three,” said the midfielder. “I asked if the rules can be that you can vote for one of your own players and they gave me the green light so he got one of my votes. “I think everyone knows how much I rate him, I think we are very lucky to have him and we have to enjoy him while he’s here. “For me he is one of the top four or five players in the world for sure.” Suarez’s form this season is likely to be decisive in whether Liverpool qualify for the Champions League, which in turn is likely to be the deciding factor in whether he remains at the club or not. He was very close to scoring back-to-back Anfield hat-tricks as it was his header from Gerrard’s free-kick which came off Fernando Amorebieta for the opening own goal. last_img read more

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