LONDON The Bank of England has kept the door open to another interest rate hike in May to keep a lid on inflation pressures stemming from rising wages rather than from a Brexit related fall in the pound.While maintaining its benchmark rate at 0.5 per cent Thursday, the bank said rate increases are likely this year. The minutes to the meeting showed that two of the nine members on the Monetary Policy Committee backed an immediate quarter point increase to 0.75 per cent.Ian McCafferty and Michael Saunders argued that a tightening could mitigate the risks from a more sustained period of above target inflation that might necessitate a more abrupt change in policy and hence a greater adjustment in growth and employment. Resisting an immediate hike, a majority in the committee is ready to back another interest rate increase soon, the minutes indicated.
In short, this plan asks everyone to play their part, and pay their part, to give Oklahoma students a brighter future, and all Oklahomans some hope that better days lie ahead. The OEA is calling for gross production taxes of 5%, higher fuel and tobacco taxes, and income tax reform. Meanwhile, the legislature Friday off, leaving educators and state employees wondering if their message is getting through.
The tension between the two has never gone away and it likely that Bryant frustrations about being ignored in the offense are really frustrations about being ignored by Roethlisberger. The quarterback did nothing to quell those feelings this week when we said publicly to Bryant, you got a problem with the offense, talk to your quarterback. Roethlisberger (and pretty much every other Steelers player) was quick to praises Bryant work ethic, his effort in games and his locker room decorum.
Mike Tomlin will ensure Ben Roethlisber, Le Bell and Antonio Brown don get hurt by deactivating them, but other starters are going to have to play, many of them for the whole game, just by virtue of the numbers involved and the roster limit of a regular season game vs. A preseason one. The list of players who Pittsburgh can afford to lose starts on defense with Ryan Shazier, James Harrison and Javon Hargrave.
“I called my agent and I said, hey, man, we’re going up to the draft, and I said, would you happen to know anybody that could maybe get me and Venables and Hobby some tickets to the Cubs game?,” said Swinney, telling the story to media at the National Championship media day on Saturday in Tampa. “He goes, well, I know Joe Maddon, and I go, who’s Joe Maddon? He went, he’s the manager. I go, that’s a pretty good guy to know.”.