Friedman Day: Freedom and Choice

first_img“Freedom and Choice” is the theme of the fourth annual Milton Friedman Day observance to be held Friday, July 30, from 5-7 pm at the Sheraton Burlington Conference Center.The speaker is Bill Sayre of Bristol, a former student of Nobel Prize winning economist Milton Friedman at the University of Chicago. Sayre, an economist and businessman, is the former chair of Associated Industries of Vermont and a regular commentator on True North Radio.The event, part of the Sheraton Economic Series, honors what would be the 98th birthday of Professor Friedman, a one time resident of Ely, Vermont. It is hosted by the Sheraton Burlington, sponsored by the Ethan Allen Institute, and cosponsored by Vermont Business Magazine , the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, Vermont Economy Newsletter, and Vermont Tiger.“In an era when we seem to be afflicted with ever more government mandating ever more choices for citizens, it’s useful – and indeed inspirational – to review the life and thought of Milton Friedman, a true apostle of liberty”, said EAI vice president John McClaughry.”The Sheraton Economic Series is open to the public. There is no admission charge or reservation required.last_img read more

IMCA Late Model track point season starts this Friday

first_imgVINTON, Iowa – The track point season for IMCA Late Models opens Friday, April 28 and continues through Sunday, Aug. 27.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and Allstar Performance State points will also be awarded at Friday venues Davenport Speedway, Farley Speedway and Marshalltown Speedway; Saturday tracks Hamilton County Speedway, Independence Motor Speedway, Maquoketa Speedway and Shelby County Speedway; and Sunday tracks Benton County Speedway, Dubuque Speedway, Quad City Speed­way and West Liberty Raceway.Final national and state points will be awarded through the Liberty 100 Weekend Deery Brothers Sum­mer Series weekend at West Liberty Raceway in September.last_img read more

Batesville And Columbus Northside Split Battle Of The Bulldogs

first_imgBatesville’s 7th-Grade Basketball team defeated visiting Columbus Northside by a score of 41-31. The Bulldogs got off to a hot start leading 26-13 at half and ultimates closed the game by going 7 for 8 from the line in the last few minutes. Leading the charge offensively was Jake Chapman with 9 points, followed by Cade Kaiser (8), Jacob Stenger (8), Grant Goldsmith (5), Carson Laker (4), Will Jaisle (3), and Gage Pohlman (3). 7th grade moves to 8-1 on the season.   Batesville’s 8th Graders fell to Columbus Northside 37-25. The game was back and forth all night but too many turnovers and missed opportunities ultimately lead to defeat. The Bulldogs were led offensively by Jack Grunkemeyer with 12 points, followed by Conner Drake (5), Sam Johnson (4), Gus Prickel (2), and Carter Bohman (2). 8th grade moves to 6-3 on the season.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Ty Burcham.last_img read more

Smarkets: A50 extension likely as DUP shuts down Boris’ deal

first_img Share Submit GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 BGC: Government must ‘act fast’ and extend furlough scheme August 11, 2020 Related Articles With only two weeks to go until the UK is due to leave the European Union, the UK government this afternoon presented its withdrawal terms, yet bookmakers are sceptical of a ‘Halloween departure’ on 31 October as markets trade at 78% for an Article 50 extension. Online betting exchange Smarkets has reported a spike in trading this morning following the news that Boris Johnson had managed to secure a new deal with the EU, with markets on the UK leaving the EU on October 31 jumping from 18% to 45%. However, confidence took a knock following the announcement that Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) would not support the deal, stating that PM Johnson’s ‘deal weakens the union’. Furthermore, Johnson’s deal faces opening potential rifts between ‘Tory Brexit Spartans’ in the ERG, who state that they will not support a ‘dressed up Theresa May deal’. Sarbjit Bakhshi, Head of Political Markets, explained: “The reported news that the EU has agreed a new Withdrawal Agreement means that there has been increased trading this morning on our markets. However, the increased expectation that the UK will leave the EU with a deal may not survive contact with the DUP.“Without DUP support, Johnson may be relying on Labour to get this deal through, coupled with a promise of a second confirmatory referendum. Abandoning the DUP for Labour support is a gutsy move, and time will tell if this pays off.”Punters have had some faith in the UK leaving the European Union with a new deal, which has been traded at 18% this morning, while 4% are expecting the UK to crash out without an agreement.Ladbrokes has priced another referendum taking place before the end of 2020 as 6/4 following Jeremy Corbyn’s statement this morning, while a UK general election comes in at 4/5. StumbleUpon FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 Sharelast_img read more