McConnell on US-Iran strategy: ‘Let’s not screw it up’

WASHINGTON (AP) – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he opposes a Senate resolution asserting that President Donald Trump must seek approval from Congress before engaging in further military action against Iran. McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, said Monday that the Senate will “soon” debate a measure sponsored by Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia. The measure, co-sponsored by two Republicans, would send the wrong message to U.S. allies after the Trump administration killed Iran’s top general earlier this month, McConnell said. Tehran responded to the U.S. attack by launching missiles at two military bases in Iraq that house American troops. No casualties were reported. TOP STORIES’Disappointed’: Elizabeth Warren blasts Bernie Sanders after volunteers’ canvass script leaksJudge rules Trump administration within authority in separating families at borderMike Rowe: Bloomberg ‘lost me’ with calling California great example The “blunt instrument” of a war powers resolution is no substitute for “the studied oversight the Senate can exercise through hearings … and more tailored legislation,” McConnell said. “We appear to have restored ...

SimplyBiz Group PLC Q&A with Zeus Capital (LON:SBIZ)

SimplyBiz Group PLC (LON:SBIZ) is the topic of conversation when Zeus Capital’s Research Director Robin Savage caught up with DirectorsTalk for an exclusive interview. Q1: We see that SimplyBiz has reported its full year results, what are the key points that investors should take away from that? A1: They are the largest provider of B2B support services such as compliance, business and software services to intermediaries in the UK, produced their maiden full year results for the stock market yesterday. In summary, they showed that in 2018, the company grew its revenues by 15% to £50.7 million, this included £3.7 million from an acquisition they made in January 2018. Excluding the revenues of the acquisition but also excluding the revenues from a business which is being re-platformed where the revenues actually fell, the underlying organic growth of revenues was 10.3% which is a very respectable rate of growth. The company increased its adjusted EBITDA by just under 20% to £11.4 million, we’d forecast £11 million so just above what we expected, and they reported an adjusted EPS of 11.9p a share and decided to make a final dividend payment of 2.05p, making 3.03p for the 9 month per...