Governor Wolf Orders PA Flags To Be Lowered to Half-Staff at Capitol Complex and Dauphin County

first_imgGovernor Wolf Orders PA Flags To Be Lowered to Half-Staff at Capitol Complex and Dauphin County November 06, 2015 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Flag Order Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf has ordered all Pennsylvania flags at the Capitol Complex and at Commonwealth facilities in Dauphin County lowered to half-staff effective immediately until sunset on Monday, November 9, 2015.  This is in honor of U.S. Army Corporal Martin King, a soldier from Tower City who went missing 65 years ago during the Korean War.  His remains were recently identified and are being returned home on Saturday, November 7.  Burial will be with full military honors at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery on Monday, November 9.All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolflast_img

IMF gives thumbs up to Haiti’s economic growth

first_imgThe International Monetary Fund, (IMF), has given the thumbs up to the Haitian economy as the country’s GDP growth rose to 2 percent, supported by public investment.Annual average inflation remains below 15 percent. The current account deficit is expected to be contained at a relatively high level of 4 percent of GDP this fiscal year, amid investment-related imports and higher world prices for petroleum products and grains, which constitute Haiti’s main importsChris Walker of the IMF, recently visited Haiti to conduct the 2018 Article IV consultation and to hold discussions on the first review of Haiti under its Staff Monitored Program, (SMP).Walker and his team concluded that Haiti needs to continue to implement structural reforms to sustain economic growth and reduce poverty more broadly.“A reduction of the public-sector deficit should allow the private sector to benefit from new financing opportunities,” Walker said. “The reduction of the fiscal deficit should also limit monetary financing, which in turn should reduce inflationary pressures.”last_img read more

More Artists Added To Farm Aid 30

first_imgFarm Aid today announced that Jamey Johnson, as well as Ian Mellencamp, will join the lineup for its annual concert for a cause, which will take place in Chicago at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island on Sept. 19.Johnson and Mellencamp join the already star-studded Farm Aid 30 lineup, which features Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, and Dave Matthews — with Tim Reynolds — as well as Imagine Dragons, Jack Johnson, Kacey Musgraves, Mavis Staples, Old Crow Medicine Show, Holly Williams, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Insects vs Robots and Blackwood Quartet.Tickets for Farm Aid 30 are available for purchase at LiveNation.com, FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island box office and by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Ticket prices range from $49.50 to $189.50. There are a limited number of tickets available.Farm Aid’s mission is to build a vibrant, family farm-centered system of agriculture in America. Farm Aid artists and board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews host an annual concert to raise funds to support Farm Aid’s work with family farmers and to inspire people to choose family farm food. For 30 years, Farm Aid, with the support of the artists who contribute their performances each year, has raised $48 million to support programs that help farmers thrive, expand the reach of the Good Food Movement, take action to change the dominant system of industrial agriculture and promote food from family farms.last_img read more

Nunavut residents without bank accounts facing service fees to get government cheques

first_imgAPTN National NewsNext April, all cheques from the Canadian government are being switched to direct deposit.Thing is, most communities in Nunavut don’t have a bank.And a familiar business is stepping in to fill that gap and collect banking fees.APTN’s Kent Driscoll has this story from Iqaluit.last_img