Students have more freedom to roam

first_imgRemember the “olden” days at school when you weren’t allowed to be in the halls without a pass? How times have changed.Monica FinchSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Motorcyclist injured in Thursday afternoon Schenectady crashEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusSchenectady High School senior class leaders look to salvage sense of normalcyEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img

Bank of Japan upholds policies as economy slowly revives

first_imgIt said in a statement it would closely monitor the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the world’s third-largest economy, “and will not hesitate to take additional measures if necessary”.The bank was slightly more upbeat in its evaluation of the economy’s health than in July, although it warned that the overall outlook was rocky.”Japan’s economy has started to pick up with economic activity resuming gradually, although it has remained in a severe situation due to the impact of the novel coronavirus at home and abroad,” it said.While there has been a slow rise in consumption, “the pace of improvement is expected to be only moderate while the impact of COVID-19 remains worldwide”, it warned.In its July quarterly report, the bank said Japan’s economy will contract 4.7 percent in the year to March 2021, projecting a recovery the following year but adding that deep uncertainty remains.The economy shrank 7.9 percent in the second quarter of this year – the worst figure since comparable data became available in 1980.It was in recession even before the coronavirus hit owing to damage from a powerful typhoon last year, and a sales tax hike in October.Topics : Japan’s central bank on Thursday said it would maintain its ultra-loose monetary policy as the virus-hit economy gradually picks up, with no big changes announced the day after new Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga took office.Suga has pledged to continue the policies of former leader Shinzo Abe, whose signature “Abenomics” programme included vast government spending, massive monetary easing and the cutting of red tape.The Bank of Japan kept its negative interest rate of 0.1 percent on bank deposits, as well as its policy of unlimited purchases of Japanese government bonds, to ensure their 10-year yields remain around zero percent.last_img read more

Diana D. Howrey

first_imgDiana D. Howrey, 85, of Milan, Indiana, formerly of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Monday March 25, 2019.She was born April 26, 1933 in Stanley, KY, daughter of the late William A. Sapp and Mary (Miller) Sapp.Diana attended St. Charles Catholic Church in Milan, Indiana. Her faith was very important to her, and she loves the Cross of Jesus. She was formerly a member of the Sunman American Legion Auxiliary.Diana made many quilts, even creating her own patterns. She made beautiful doilies and loved to crochet.Diana is survived by her children, Joyce Conforti of Franklin Lakes, NJ, James Howrey of Aurora, IN, William Howrey of Plainsfield, IN, Janet Hinds of Tulsa, OK.; friend, Jo Ann Amberger of Sunman, Indiana.She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Verle E. Howrey, and a sister, Clara Jean Bush.Interment will be in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana at a later date.Contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans. 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