Big banks big winners in “debate of the century”

first_img 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr According to The Hill newspaper,  the “Debate of The Century” lived up to its billing. If that’s true then my increasing pessimism  about the future of this country is totally justified.  I’m not joking.From the perspective of the financial services industry, the biggest winner in last night’s reality T.V. show masquerading as a Presidential debate was the banking industry.  I know people are busy constructing their own alternate realities, and that we had to get to the real important stuff like Clinton’s stamina and Trump’s comments to Howard Stern and talk show host Sean Hannity.  But was I really expecting  too much for thinking that moderator Lester Holt would ask something along the lines of: “Eight years ago the country suffered its greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression and the nation’s largest banks had to be bailed out with taxpayer dollars.  Do you believe that more needs to be done to prevent us from bailing out banks in the future?” I’m also more than a little surprised that we didn’t hear one mention from Hillary about the Wells Fargo Account scandal or that Trump didn’t point to the CFPB as over-regulator #1. continue reading »last_img read more

GFA: Lack of funds delaying the return of football

first_imgPresident of the Ghana Football Association Kurt Okraku has confessed that a lack of finances is the main reason why football cannot resume in Ghana at the moment.Football was excluded from the list of sports allowed to return to light activity when government eased Covid – 19 restrictions.This has put the fate of the current Ghana Premier League campaign in limbo and according to Kurt Okraku the time has come to get creative with income sources.“Obviously it all comes down to money because if you want to embark on an elaborate educational campaign its about money.“If you have to get access for PPE’s its about money.“Clubs may have to play behind closed doors and that means money will be lost.“The National Sports Authority will have to prepare stadia for us and that also raises a question about money.“Money plays a big part and that is the gospel truth,the football economy is small and very robust and therefore it i a challenging period when we need to think outside the box and take a decision that is best for Ghana,” he told journalists at a Ministry of Information presser.last_img read more

Youngsters selected for U16 match against Spain

first_img14 May 2015 Youngsters selected for U16 match against Spain A mixed U16 team will take on their Spanish counterparts in a two-day match at Seacroft in Lincolnshire from 23-24 May. The players are: Toby Briggs of Norfolk, Jessica Bailey of Leicestershire, Martha Lewis of Surrey, Thomas Plumb of Dorset, Emily Price of Warwickshire, Taylor Stote of Somerset, Charlie Strickland of Sussex and Bel Wardle of Cheshire The youngsters will be seeking to follow in the footsteps of the full England team which defeated Spain 19-11 in last weekend’s international at Burnham and Berrow in Somerset. The U16 match follows the same format with foursomes in the morning, followed by afternoon singles. The players Jessica Bailey (Kirby Muxloe) tied seventh in the recent Scottish U16 championship and had a top 30 finish in the Welsh ladies’ strokeplay. Toby Briggs (Dunston Hall, Image © Leaderboard Photography) first represented England U16s in 2014. He helped England win the Nations Cup at the Fairhaven Trophies and was runner-up in the boys’ individual event. Martha Lewis (St George’s Hill) has previously represented England U16s against Spain and Switzerland and won the U14 title at last year’s North of England U16 championship. Thomas Plumb (Sherborne) tied 10th in last year’s South of England boys’ open and had a top 20 finish in the 2014 Fairhaven Trophies.   Emily Price (Cleobury Mortimer) is the English U15 girls’ champion and was third in this year’s Scottish U16 championship. She has represented England U16s against Switzerland. Taylor Stote (Burnham & Berrow) had top 25 finishes in last year’s MacGregor Trophy and the South of England boys’ open. Charlie Strickland (Ham Manor) was fifth in this season’s Peter McEvoy Trophy and sixth in the 2014 Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters. Bel Wardle (Prestbury) set an amateur course record and claimed a runners-up place in last year’s WPGA One Day Series. She tied fifth in the 2015 Scottish U16 girls’ championship.last_img read more