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Biden campaign wants one debate delay and rejects Trump proposal to reschedule third debate

The campaigns for President Trump and Joe Biden both called on the Commission on Presidential Debates to postpone the next scheduled debate by a week after the president said that he would not participate in a virtual version of the event.

But Biden campaign rejected the Trump team’s proposal reschedule the third and final presidential debate, indicating that Biden will one agree to face off against Trump one more time.

Both called for the Oct. 15 town hall-style debate to take place on Oct. 22 — the date of the third and final scheduled one-on-one debate slated to take place in Nashville, Tennessee. But Trump’s campaign also called for the Oct. 22 debate to also be pushed back a week, to Oct. 29.

Top Biden aide Kate Bedingfield rejected that proposal.

“Donald Trump doesn’t make the debate schedule; the Debate Commission does,” she said in a statement on Thursday.

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Despite five-week delay to open 2020, Madison took care of business in its district, and season, opener

Madison didn’t have room for error when its season and district opener fell on the same day last week.

Despite the unusual offseason due to COVID-19, Madison coach Marcus Gates didn’t see his players skip a beat in the 35-19 win over Maypearl, which gives Madison a head start in District 7-3A Div. I.

Entering the game with only a scrimmage against city-rival Carter, Gates said it was important to have a team that was able to physically ready and conditioned to go the entire game. Having his team in the best physical shape possible was a big factor in the Trojans’ win over Maypearl.

“I saw a team that was well conditioned and excepted well on special teams,” Gates said. “If we keep that going and replicate that, we should be fine.”

Gates said his players were excited to finally get to play but reminded his team that they

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Trump’s Covid-19 Stimulus Delay Could Endanger the Economy

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California and Steven Mnuchin, the Treasury secretary, spoke Wednesday morning about the prospects of a stand-alone bill for airline relief, as President Trump continued to walk back his own retreat from negotiations on a broader coronavirus relief package and push for more narrow legislation.

During the conversation, Mr. Mnuchin asked about the possibility of a stand-alone bill, as a critical payroll program for airline workers lapsed last week and airlines have warned of tens of thousands of more furloughs and layoffs without federal intervention.

Ms. Pelosi noted that Democrats had already thrown their support behind such a measure and reminded Mr. Mnuchin that Republicans had objected to unanimous passage of such

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Small Business Week kicks off after months-long delay

Posted on 5 October 2020 at 8:58pm

COLUMBIA – Since the onset of the pandemic, the importance of supporting small businesses nationwide has exploded. This week, Columbia Chamber of Commerce leaders said they are honoring some of the city’s finest.

A ribbon cutting ceremony at the chamber early Monday morning officially kicked off the 2020 Small Business Week. The annual event usually takes place in the spring, but was delayed due to the pandemic. 

This year marks the 28th year of Small Business Week in Columbia, where over 80 percent of the city’s businesses fit the criteria. 

Matt McCormick, President of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce, said this year looks quite different.

“Just like everyone else we have had to shift our programming, make sure we are staying within the rules and guidelines,” McCormick said. “We’ve set up virtual accounts, Zoom accounts so we can live feed them.”

Several events

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India Picks Central Bank Rate Panel After Unexplained Delay

(Bloomberg) — India’s government appointed three new external members to the central bank’s committee that decides interest rates, allowing policy meetings to resume after last week’s delay.

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The Finance Ministry on Monday announced the following names to the six-member Monetary Policy Committee of the Reserve Bank of India:

Ashima Goyal, a professor at the Mumbai-based Indira Gandhi Institute of Developmental ResearchJayanth R Varma, a professor of finance at the Indian Institute of Management in AhmedabadShashanka Bhide, an agricultural economist and a senior adviser with the National Council of Applied Economic Research in New Delhi

The new appointees will replace the three previous external MPC candidates whose terms expired with the last policy meeting in August. They’ll join three RBI officials on the committee, led by Governor Shaktikanta Das.

The government’s delay in selecting the new members meant the RBI didn’t have enough policy makers for its scheduled three-day

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How can an eight-week visa delay turn into six months? | Money

I am in a similar situation, if not worse, to your article on visa delays. It is six months since I submitted my spouse visa extension application and I am still waiting for a decision from the Home Office. Therefore, I am without any formal documents to prove my right to reside in the UK, as my visa expired on 13 May.

My fixed-rate mortgage ends at the end of September and I am struggling to remortgage my home due to my visa status since application forms only accept future visa expiry dates. I am also unable to leave the country to visit my parents abroad. I have called the visa hotline and contacted my MP, but am merely told that there is no timescale for when I can expect a decision, even though its website states eight weeks.

While I understand that the pandemic may cause some delay, having

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ET Football: ICYMI: Roughnecks start strong after delay | ETVarsity

■ Editor’s note: This is the fourth installment in a season-long series on key games and happenings around East Texas Friday night football. This week, we take a look at White Oak’s win over New Diana — the first game of the season for the Roughnecks after missing the first three weeks due to COVID-19.

For the White Oak Roughnecks, it was worth the wait.

Coming off an 0-10 season and anxious to get back on the field to erase the memory of an ugly 2019 campaign, the Roughnecks were forced to sit idle for three weeks due to COVID-19.

When they did hit the field, coach Kris Iske’s squad took care of business on the road.

“As a coaching staff, we’re very pleased with the way we played,” said iske, who started his seventh season as head coach of the Roughnecks. “The kids have been working hard since the

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NYC School Delay Sows Doubt on Mayor’s Bid for In-Person Classes

(Bloomberg) — Mayor Bill de Blasio’s decision Thursday to further delay in-person learning raised questions about whether New York will join other large school districts in reverting to all-remote learning, for at least the start of the year.

Four days before New York City schools were to reopen for in-person instruction, the mayor delayed classes for elementary schoolers until Sept. 29 and for middle- and high-school students until Oct. 1. Learning will begin remotely Sept. 21 for all but pre-kindergarten pupils and those with severe developmental disabilities.

“We’re giving schools more staff, more time and more support,” Education Chancellor Richard Carranza said at a press briefing Thursday.

New York, which has the largest school system in the U.S., is one of the few cities to plan in-person learning this month. The postponement was met with dismay by parents who have been cooped up in apartments for months and are now

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Selby Gardens opponents ask Sarasota to delay master plan hearings

Timothy Fanning
 
| Sarasota Herald-Tribune

SARASOTA — A green wave of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens supporters met a yellow wall of Sarasota neighborhood opposition at City Hall last year. 

The colorful T-shirts showed how divided the standing-room only crowd was over city approval of a proposed zoning change and master site plan for Selby that included a five-story parking garage with a rooftop restaurant. 

The discussions lasted over 30 hours — with hundreds of people crowding into City Hall to give testimony over a marathon of public meetings. 

Now, during a global pandemic that has limited public gatherings because of health concerns, city leaders are pressing ahead with what Selby is calling its “compromise master plan,” a second attempt that is turning into another contentious battle over the future of the bayfront campus. 

Ahead of a virtual Planning Commission hearing on Sept. 22, Selby’s opponents have asked that the city

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