What Women (and Men) Need to Know About Money

first_imgBy Barbara O’Neill, Ph.D., CFP®, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, boneill@njaes.rutgers.eduOn May 28, 2019, the Military Families Learning Network Personal Finance team is presenting a webinar called Gender and Finances. The webinar will describe research about how women handle money and fare economically versus men with respect to saving, investing, the use of credit, and retirement planning.Why a webinar about women and personal finance? Very simply, women have unique financial challenges:Women live longer than men on averageWomen earn less than men on averageMore women than men have employment gaps that impact future retirement benefits (e.g., Social Security)More women than men are impacted negatively by life events such as widowhood and divorceSome women lack financial knowledge and/or experience or depend on others to provide financial supportAn estimated 85% to 90% of American women will be on their own financially at some point in their lives. Some will never marry. Some will see their marriages end in divorce, and some will outlive their husbands. Perhaps nobody better stated the need for women to become financially independent and financially capable than American suffragist and women’s rights leader Elizabeth Cady Stanton in 1892:No matter how much women prefer to lean, to be protected and supported, nor how much men desire to have them do so, they must make the voyage of life alone, and for safety in an emergency they must know something of the laws of navigation.There are many things that people can learn about personal finance. A good habit to develop is to learn one new thing a day from print, electronic, or social media, family and friends, or other sources. Listed below are 8 key action steps that women (and men) need to take:Set Financial Goals- Include a specific date (e.g., 2023), a specific cost (e.g., $8,000), and an action plan (e.g., I will save $X monthly). Measure your progress periodically.Pay Yourself First- Set up automatic savings plans so part of your income gets saved before you can spend it. Examples include employer retirement plan payroll deductions and checking to savings account transfers.Develop and Maintain Human Capital– Learn new career skills and information on a regular basis and never consider your education finished. In addition, practice good health habits to remain productive.Maintain a Good Credit Rating- Pay credit bills on time, avoid charging more than 50% of your available credit limit, and check your credit report regularly for errors and evidence of identity theft.Manage Credit Wisely– Seek a low interest rate (APR) credit card, seek credit counseling if needed, and (ideally) make credit card bill payments in full or at least pay twice the minimum payment.Practice Tax Avoidance- Take advantage of legal tax-reduction strategies including tax-deferred retirement savings plans, tax deductions and credits, and long-term capital gains tax rates.Calculate Your Net Worth– Total the value of everything you own (assets) and everything you owe (debts). Subtract debts from assets to determine your net worth and update this figure annually.Know Your (Cash) Flow– Track and total monthly income and monthly expenses. Compare the numbers and identify expenses that can be reduced to avoid negative cash flow and free up money to save.last_img read more

Gujarat groundnut purchase scam escalating

first_imgGujarat’s groundnut purchase scam appears to be escalating, with the alleged involvement of local BJP leaders and officials of cooperative institutions. The State government has asserted that those involved in the scam will not be spared. Police have arrested 22 persons, including officials of two agencies involved in the purchase of groundnut ₹4000 crore. On Monday, Rajkot police carried out raids at several police following reports that scamsters had stolen groundnut and replaced sacks with mud, sand and pebbles. According to sources, more than 10 kg of mud and sand was mixed in each sack of 35 kg. “There may be more arrests as the investigation progresses,” said a police official from Rajkot.In 2017-18, the State government purchased 10.46 lakh metric tonne of groundnut worth ₹4000 crore through 139 purchase centres across the Saurashtra region. The purchase price was ₹4500 a quintal against the then prevailing market price of approximately ₹3700. The Centre had appointed National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Limited (NAFED) to procure groundnut from farmers of Gujarat at an MSP of ₹4,450 a quintal and the State government had announced ₹50 bonus over and above the MSP.“Around 4.39 lakh metric tonnes of the adulterated stock had already been sold in the market,” Gujarat’s Additional Chief Secretary (Agriculture) Sanjay Prasad told The Hindu. “The authorities will not spare anyone involved in the fraud,” he said.Stock worth ₹50.64 crore was gutted in fire at four private warehouses. After each incident, the government had ordered a probe to ascertain whether the fire was deliberate to destroy the stock.“We want an independent probe by a sitting High Court judge. Only lower level officials and cooperative society members have been arrested so far, while the fish are allowed to escape,” said leader of the Opposition Paresh Dhanani.Mr. Dhanani has been on a fast for several days demanding a judicial probe.Gujarat police had earlier arrested 19 people, including Magan Zalavadiya, warehousing manager of Gujarat State Co-Operative Cotton Federation Limited (GUJCOT), for allegedly colluding with members of the cooperative society of Junagadh in adulterating the groundnut stock.NAFED had assigned the task of procuring groundnut stock to five cooperative bodies of Gujarat — GUJCOT, GUJCOMASOL, GUJPRO, Banas Dairy and Sabar Dairy — and they had subsequently engaged taluka and village-level cooperative societies in the process.last_img read more

Ex-PBA import Glen Rice Jr. arrested after NZ bar incident

first_imgLATEST STORIES The 28-year-old son of three-time NBA All Star Glen Rice played briefly in the PBA, suiting up for TNT KaTropa in 2017.He attended Georgia Tech but was dismissed by coach Brian Gregory in 2012 after multiple suspensions, the last involving a shooting outside an Atlanta nightclub.Rice was taken by the Philadelphia 76ers as the 35th pick in the 2013 draft but later traded to Washington. He was waived by the Wizards in January 2015.ADVERTISEMENT Breakers chief executive Matt Walsh confirmed Walsh was arrested Thursday morning.“Glen alerted us to an incident the other night that he was out and got into a scuffle with some guys,” Walsh told Television New Zealand. “He told us and we’re aware of it. We’re trying to get information.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practice“Like anyone on the team we’ll give him the benefit of the doubt, innocent until proven guilty.”Rice, who joined the Breakers as an injury replacement for fellow American Brian Hopson, remains with the team and is expected to play their next game against Perth on Sunday. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NBA-best Celtics hold off Warriors late to win 10th straight Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics MOST READcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Priority legislation in the 18th Congress Rice industry paralysis Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Glen Rice Jr. PBA IMAGESWELLINGTON, New Zealand— Former Washington Wizards guard Glen Rice Jr., who also played in the PBA as import, has been arrested in Auckland after an altercation in a bar.This was 10 days after joining the New Zealand Breakers in Australia’s National Basketball League.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Flores Homers in 12th, Mets Win

first_imgNEW YORK— Wilmer Flores gave Mets fans one more reason to fall for him — this time with his bat as well as his heart.The new favorite at Citi Field hit a leadoff homer in the 12th inning to lift New York over the Washington Nationals 2-1 Friday night in the opener of a pivotal series between the top teams in the NL East.Two nights after endearing himself to Mets rooters when they saw him wiping away tears at shortstop after he thought he’d been traded, Flores received four standing ovations on an invigorating day for the Mets.“New York fans get a lot of criticism for being tough. They take a lot of heat for how hard they are on people. What they did for Wilmer Flores, you’re not going to find in a lot of places,” Mets manager Terry Collins said.Just a few minutes before the 4 p.m. trade deadline, the Mets gave their meager offense a major boost by obtaining slugger Yoenis Cespedes from Detroit for two minor league pitchers.Hours later, Flores drove in both Mets runs and made a spectacular defensive play at second base to back Matt Harvey.“I’m sitting here looking at some guys who are outstanding writers. Outstanding. You couldn’t write that. You guys couldn’t come up with that. And you’re good. That’s unbelievable,” Collins said.Flores sent a 1-1 fastball from Felipe Rivero (1-1) to left-center for his 11th home run and first in 147 at-bats since June 12 against Atlanta. Fans jumped out of their seats and roared in a delighted frenzy as Flores pumped his arm and circled the bases, pointing to the word “Mets” across his chest when he came around third.“Great feeling,” said a grinning Flores, who was asked if he’d ever been cheered that way before. “Yeah. Not that loud.”The 23-year-old infielder tossed aside his helmet and was swarmed by teammates who rushed to home plate to celebrate. New York pulled within two games of first-place Washington and washed away the sour taste of Thursday, when the Mets squandered a six-run lead in a gut-wrenching loss to San Diego.“Words can’t really describe what has been going through his head and us as a team the last couple days,” Harvey said. “For tonight to happen the way it did, it’s pretty unreal.”Flores has three game-ending RBIs this season. The Mets said that ties Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro for most in the majors, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.As fans filed out of Citi Field, they chanted “Wil-mer Flores! Wil-mer Flores!”“Just because the kid showed that players are human beings,” Collins said, “he’s got them now and it’s really exciting to see.”Carlos Torres (4-4) struck out the side in the 12th.Nationals slugger Bryce Harper was ejected in the 11th after taking a called third strike and screaming right in the face of plate umpire Jerry Meals.“Just sticking up for my team, and myself, at the same time. He was bad all night,” Harper said.Harper, now 0 for 17 against Harvey, had reached base safely in a career-best 26 consecutive games before going hitless in five at-bats. The fourth-year outfielder has been tossed six times in his career, three this season.“He needs to stay in the baseball game,” manager Matt Williams said. “We talked about it. We’ll talk about it again.”Flores put the Mets ahead in the fourth against Gio Gonzalez with a two-out RBI single off the glove of diving shortstop Ian Desmond.Yunel Escobar tied it in the eighth with a two-out RBI single on Harvey’s final pitch.An energetic and vocal crowd of 36,164 turned out for the opener of a three-game set, the most significant series in years for the Mets.“We’ve got to make up some ground here so we can stay in the hunt,” Collins said before the game.Harvey was up to the occasion. He retired his first 16 batters before Jose Lobaton singled in the sixth, prompting a collective groan and then a warm hand from fans who began chanting “Har-vey! Har-vey!” an inning earlier.The right-hander, who owns a 0.99 ERA in eight career starts against the Nationals, was backed by a string of exceptional defensive plays. Flores stretched out for a diving stop in the first, earning his initial standing ovation of the night.“I didn’t anticipate that,” he said.KEEP ME, TOOThe other Mets player mentioned in reports Wednesday night of a trade with Milwaukee that ultimately fell through was injured pitcher Zack Wheeler, recovering from Tommy John surgery. General manager Sandy Alderson said he intended to reach out to Wheeler — but the right-hander called him Friday to express his desire to remain with New York. “Actually had quite an impact,” Alderson said.TRAINER’S ROOMNationals: RHP Stephen Strasburg (left oblique strain) is slated to throw 80-85 pitches Monday in his second rehab outing for Triple-A Syracuse.Mets: C Travis d’Arnaud went 0 for 4 with a walk in his return from the disabled list. … LF Michael Cuddyer (left knee inflammation) is expected to begin playing rehab games in the next few days. “He’s feeling a lot better,” Collins said. … LHP Jerry Blevins (broken left forearm) was finally cleared Thursday to begin a throwing program. He was injured April 19. … LHP Jack Leathersich, who was at Triple-A Las Vegas, had Tommy John surgery Thursday. Leathersich went 0-1 with a 2.31 ERA in 17 games for the Mets this season.UP NEXTNationals rookie Joe Ross (2-3, 3.03 ERA) starts the middle game of the series against All-Star Jacob deGrom (10-6, 2.05).MIKE FITZPATRICK, AP Baseball WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Yastrzemski Hits 3 HRs, Giants Beat D’backs in 11 innings

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares PHOENIX — Mike Yastrzemski never experienced a night like Friday. Not in his months in the major leagues, not in the minor leagues and not in Little League.“Not even in video games,” the 28-year-old Yastrzemski said.Yastrzemski hit three home runs, including a tiebreaking solo shot in the 11th inning, and the San Francisco Giants recovered after squandering two late leads, beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 10-9.For just the second time in major league history, teams combined to hit 12 home runs in a game. The Giants and Diamondbacks were one short of the record 13 homers hit by Arizona and Philadelphia on June 10 at Citizens Bank Park. It was a Chase Field record for the Diamondbacks, who hit five of their six on Friday after the seventh inning.Yastrzemski also hit a solo homer in the third, and added a two-run blast in the seventh inning. His three-homer game was accomplished in 70 big league games. His Hall of Fame grandfather, Carl Yastrzemski, had one three-homer outing in 3,308 career games. The elder Yastrzemski hit three homers in a game at Tiger Stadium on May 19, 1974.“Just don’t let a good pitch to hit go by,” Yastrzemski said of his thought process. “Didn’t matter whether it’s a fastball, slider, change-up, if it was a good pitch I wasn’t going to let it hit the glove.”Kevin Pillar homered twice, with his second long ball giving the Giants a 9-7 lead in the 10th inning.The Diamondbacks countered with home runs by Wilmer Flores, his second of the game, and Nick Ahmed off Giants closer Will Smith, sending the game to the 11th inning.Smith (5-0) picked up the win despite blowing a save chance. He worked 1 2/3 innings. Trevor Gott got Christian Walker to ground out for the game’s final out and earned his first save.Brandon Belt also homered for the Giants, who have won five of six.Adam Jones, Ketel Marte and Eduardo Escobar homered for Arizona. Escobar hit his team-leading 28th.Yoan Lopez (1-5) took the loss after giving up Yastremzki’s home run to lead off the 11th.The Diamondbacks lost their third straight and fell below 500 at 61-62. The Giants, 2 1/2 games out of the second wild-card spot in the National League, have taken the first two games of the four-game set.“It just shows how gritty this team is,” Yastrzemski said. “Guys want to win and they want to be here and they want to play, and that’s what makes it so fun to be part of a team like this.”Jones’ first homer in more than two months tied the game at 7 in the eighth inning, as the Diamondbacks battled back from a 7-2 deficit. Jones hit a three-run shot as a pinch-hitter with two outs.“We slugged it out and ran out of outs,” Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said. “You feel like it was one of those games you want to keep playing the rest of the night until you come out of the right side of it.”Arizona got the tying run on base when Marte singled to start the bottom of the 11th. But Smith struck out David Peralta and got Escobar to pop out before Gott entered and closed out the game.Giants starter Jeff Samardzija allowed two runs on five hits in 5 1/3 innings.“A little home run derby going on tonight,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. “But I’ll say this, for those guys in there to win that ball game, a couple of leads there we let get away … relievers have a tough day, but we picked them up.”The Diamondbacks took a 1-0 lead when Marte homered to open the bottom of the first. It was Marte’s 25th of the season and third leadoff homer of the season and his career.Belt and Yastrzemski took Diamondbacks starter Mike Leake deep in the third inning. Pillar’s home run sailed into the left field seats, scoring Scooter Gennett, who had singled with one out.Leake gave up four runs on eight hits in six innings.TRAINER’S ROOMGiants: RHP Johnny Cueto is scheduled for another start with Class A San Jose next week, as he moves closer to a possible return from Tommy John surgery.Diamondbacks: Peralta banged his left (throwing) hand making a difficult catch in foul territory against the left field fence to end the top of the third inning, but stayed in the game.UP NEXTGiants: Top prospect Logan Webb is set for his major-league debut Saturday against Arizona. Webb, 22, has pitched at the rookie, Class A, Double-A and Triple-A levels this season. He was suspended for 80 games earlier this year for testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug.Diamondbacks: RHP Taylor Clarke was named Saturday’s starter before Friday’s game, in place of Merrill Kelly, who was moved to Sunday. Clarke is to be officially called up from Triple-A Reno, and is 4-3 with a 5.46 ERA in 13 starts with the Diamondbacks this season.___By JOSE M. ROMERO Associated Presslast_img read more

10 months agoMan Utd hero Ince: Two better options than joke appointment Solskjaer

first_imgMan Utd hero Ince: Two better options than joke appointment Solskjaerby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United hero Paul Ince has slammed plans to name Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as caretaker manager.Molde coach Solskjaer is expected to be named United caretaker boss after the dismissal of Jose Mourinho on Tuesday.But Ince says: “The suggestion of Ole Gunnar Solskjær makes me laugh, that has to be a joke. It’s absolute madness.”He also wrote for Paddy Power: “If it was me? I’d pick Steve Bruce today. He’s not working at the moment, and he had seven or eight years at the club. He’s been a very good, and successful manager and he more than many understands what it’s like to be a United player. Yes, he’s been sacked, but we’ve all been sacked before.”Between him and Solskjaer there’s no comparison. Plus, I’d love it to be someone English, and someone who United fans through the ages immediately recognise and say ‘I remember Steve Bruce, what a player he was.'”The only other caretaker candidate I’d choose would be Roy Keane. He’d knock those players into shape in no time, he’s managed, and he’s familiar with the club.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Ban calls for maximum restraint following violence along IsraeliSyrian border

Media reports say that Israeli troops opened fire on Sunday as hundreds of protesters from Syria stormed the ceasefire line, in a repeat of demonstrations held last month. Syrian authorities are reporting that 23 people were killed.“The Secretary-General regrets the loss of life, and extends his condolences to the families of the victims,” his spokesperson said in a statement issued last night. “He condemns the use of violence and all actions intended to provoke violence.”The world body said that the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) is seeking to confirm facts and help calm a continuing volatile situation in the area.The statement noted that the yesterday’s incident, and a similar one in the Golan last month, puts the long-held ceasefire in jeopardy.Mr. Ban called for maximum restraint on all sides and strict observance of international humanitarian law to ensure protection of civilians. He also reminded the Syrian authorities of their obligation to protect UNDOF personnel and facilities.UNDOF was established in May 1974 following the disengagement of Israeli and Syrian forces after the 1973 war.The unrest along the ceasefire line is taking place as violence continues to escalate within Syria, where the Government continues its crackdown against pro-reform protests that are part of a broader uprising across North Africa and the Middle East. The number of casualties has topped 1,000 since mid-March, with many more injured and thousands arrested. 6 June 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for maximum restraint by all sides after yesterday’s violence in the occupied Golan Heights, which reportedly led to an unconfirmed number of civilian casualties, and warned that it threatens the long-held ceasefire between Israel and Syria. read more

Probe launched after man in Canada was attacked because he was a

Perhaps the most jarring part of the ordeal for Ommi is that it happened in Canada.“I am stunned. I am completely helpless,” he said with exasperation.“This is something I never expected. Canada is one of the safest countries in the whole world,” he continued. Toronto police are investigating after a Sri Lankan man said he was followed on his way home from a night shift by two men Sunday morning and assaulted inside Union Station.A new permanent resident, Suresh Ommi immigrated from India and has been in Toronto for just one month. From Monday to Friday, he works at a bank. On weekends, he works the night shift at a grocery store. “I never expected this kind of racial slur.”Toronto police told CBC News they are investigating the alleged assault and will be looking to review any surveillance footage that may have captured it.“These allegations, especially when there’s a racially motivated slant to it, we definitely take very seriously — it is something that will be investigated thoroughly.“It would be investigated thoroughly either way, but [police] do tend to give some extra priority to this because it was possibly racially motivated,” said Const. Craig Brister. Ommi said the man — who he estimates to be around 20 years old — followed up with a threat of violence.Before that happened, a streetcar arrived and Ommi rushed on. He said one of the men followed the streetcar on his bike, but when it descended into Union Station, he figured he was finally safe.“I thought that it was over then and there,” Ommi said. But he said that when he entered the station, he came upon the same man. “He was over here, he was about to assault me,” he said. “I was going to the TTC staff for help and he kicked me in the back.” Ommi said he tried not to pay them any attention, but then one of them eventually approached him.“He came towards me, he got off the bike and came here right in front of my face, and he said, ‘You … Sri Lankan, go back to your country.’” “They just stopped at that point exactly, that point opposite to me, and that guy made a completely inappropriate hand gesture, something like a handgun, and he wants to like shoot me,” Ommi told CBC News. But what began as a bright and beautiful morning is suspected of turning ugly when Ommi was heading home Sunday at 6 a.m. According to Ommi, he was waiting at a streetcar stop on Queens Quay when he saw two men on bikes watching him intently from across the road. read more

Sloveniabased Adria Airways suspends flights lacking cash

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia — Slovenia-based carried Adria Airways says it has suspended all flights for two days due to shortage of funds.The company halted its flights on Tuesday and Wednesday. It says in a statement that the suspension is temporary.Formerly Slovenia’s national carrier, Adria Airways was sold in 2016 to German investment fund 4K Invest. The company has since sold all its planes and is using leased planes.The decision to suspend flights came after repeated delays and cancellations by the cash-strapped carrier. Two of the company’s leased planes have been taken back because of unpaid debt.Adria Aiways said in its statement late on Monday that the company is “intensively seeking solutions in co-operation with a potential investor.” It adds “the goal of everyone involved is to make Adria Airways fly again.”The Associated Press

Column No sweat when it comes to funding new stadiums

The question isn’t whether taxpayers in Arlington, Texas, got hosed when they agreed to spend a half-billion dollars for a new ballpark next door to the one they spent millions to build just 22 years earlier.They did, but in most parts of the country that’s the way the system works. Almost every new stadium or arena comes with a taxpayer price tag so that billionaires who own teams don’t have to dig into their own pockets to pick up the tab.At least in Arlington they went into it willingly. Taxpayers there approved a measure in 2016 for the city to issue $500 million in bonds that will be paid off over the next 30 years with a half-cent of sales tax and hotel and car rental taxes.That will get fans out of the heat and ensure the Texas Rangers remain in the city that also houses AT&T Stadium, also known as Jerry World. Like the Cowboys, the Rangers’ new $1.1 billion stadium — which replaces one that opened in 1994 — has a roof, something noticeably lacking at the ballpark that closes Sunday after a final series against the New York Yankees.Fans in Texas like their sports, and they don’t mind paying. All told they’ve funded two baseball stadiums and one giant football stadium in a quarter century in Arlington alone, all paid for by increased taxes that total $1 billion without inflation, according to Dallas Morning NewsThey’re not alone, of course. Drive down the Las Vegas Strip and there’s a $2 billion stadium going up — partly funded by $750 million in taxpayer money — that will house the Raiders next year along with events too big for the city’s arenas and showrooms.And in Atlanta, two horrible deals to replace football and baseball stadiums that still had the new game smell will end up costing taxpayers a billion dollars or so.The stadium scam has been going on for so long that it’s hard to get terribly excited about it. Team owners and developers know the playbook well, and the saps who actually pay for their edifices usually don’t stand a chance.Contrast that to what’s happening in Los Angeles, where both the politicians and the residents seem to be smarter than the average billionaire.Walk into Dodger Stadium and it’s as beautiful as it was when it opened 57 years ago. To make sure it stays that way the Dodgers are investing $100 million of their own money during the off-season to develop the space behind the outfield into a fan-friendly plaza.Go see a football game at the Coliseum and the place is sparkling, thanks to a $315 million renovation that didn’t require taxpayers to put up a penny. The update even included improvements to the iconic peristyle that looks even better than it did when the stadium opened in 1923.And then there’s the $5 billion project that will open next year in Inglewood as home of the Rams and Chargers as well as restaurants, hotels and a performing arts theatre. It will be the most expensive stadium complex ever and promises to be a stunning addition to the Southern California landscape.And the best thing? Rams owner Stan Kroenke is footing the bill.The same thing is happening up north in San Francisco, where the Warriors will open play this year in the $1.6 billion Chase Center. With no chance of getting taxpayers to chip in, the Warriors are paying for it themselves.I’ll repeat that. They’re paying for it themselves.Yes, it still comes with a price tag, as do the other California projects. But it will be paid by the fans who actually attend games, not by entire populations that might have no interest at all in sports.People in California seem to understand what people in Texas don’t. They’re taxed enough to begin with, and don’t need even more money to come out of their pockets for corporate welfare for wealthy team owners.That’s why the Chargers left San Diego, and why the Raiders are headed for Las Vegas. Unfortunately, there’s a price to be paid for refusing to stand still for a shakedown, and it cost San Diego and Oakland their NFL teams.Down in Texas, meanwhile, they still have all their teams — and soon will have something to show for their giveaway.Next season they can sit at a baseball game and not sweat.____Tim Dahlberg is a national sports columnist for The Associated Press. Write to him at tdahlberg@ap.org or http://twitter.com/timdahlbergTim Dahlberg, The Associated Press read more

Supreme Court judges hear two cases in Winnipeg meet with Indigenous leaders

The meeting with Indigenous leaders will be partly “to discuss what are their main concerns, to understand their difficulties and also to provide them with some answers on how our decisions are made,” Wagner said.It would be “a great thing” to see an Indigenous judge sitting one day on the Supreme Court, he added.“Canadian people should see themselves in their courts and in the Supreme Court. If only for that reason, I would hope that one day we would be able to sit with a colleague of Indigenous origin.”One of the two cases the judges are to hear involves French-language education rights in British Columbia and whether the B.C. government has underfunded francophone schools.The other case centres on how long is a reasonable time in which to try an accused and return with a verdict.In 2016, the Supreme Court said an unreasonable delay is generally presumed should proceedings — from the criminal charge to conclusion of a trial — exceed 18 months in provincial court or 30 months in superior court.In the case to be heard Wednesday, a man accused of sexual offences contends his trial took too long. More than 42 months elapsed from the time police charged him to the judge’s ruling.At issue before the Supreme Court is whether the time a judge takes to consider and deliver a verdict should count toward the limit.Related  WINNIPEG — The Supreme Court of Canada’s decision to hold hearings outside Ottawa for the first time in its 144-year history is part of a plan to let Canadians see how the high court works and strengthen trust in the institution, says Chief Justice Richard Wagner.“It is hard to have faith in something if you don’t understand it. This is why I believe it is so important to see how the justice system works up close and in person,” Wagner said Monday inside a courtroom normally used by the Manitoba Court of Appeal.“Many reasons why there is biases and prejudice in society is the lack of information, is ignorance. So the more you give information to people, the less prejudice and the less bias they will have.”The high court’s nine judges are to hear two cases this week, but much of their time will be spent reaching out to people. They are to meet with Indigenous leaders, members of the francophone community, students at nine schools and the general public. One event is to be an open question-and-answer session at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.Recent lower court decisions have come under criticism from Indigenous leaders, such as the acquittal of Gerald Stanley in the death of Colton Boushie, a young Indigenous man, on a Saskatchewan farm in 2016, and the acquittal of Raymond Cormier in the death of Indigenous teenager Tina Fontaine, whose body was pulled from a Winnipeg river in 2014. JOHN WOODS / THE CANADIAN PRESS Supreme Court Chief Justice Richard Wagner speaks during a press conference in the Law Courts (Manitoba Court of Appeal) in Winnipeg Monday, September 23, 2019. This is the first time in the history of the Supreme Court that it will sit outside of Ottawa. Gerald Stanley arrives at Battleford Court of Queen’s bench on Jan. 31, 2018, for Day 3 of his second-degree murder trial. He has pleaded not guilty to a second-degree murder charge in the 2016 shooting death of Colten Boushie. Michelle Berg / Saskatoon StarPhoenix Gerald Stanley trial: Jury delivers not guilty verdict in death of Colten Boushie ‘His life mattered’: Colten Boushie remembered by friends, family one year after Gerald Stanley trial ‘I feel like nothing has changed;’ One year after Gerald Stanley’s not-guilty verdict sparked calls for justice reform and reconciliation, people say little has happened FSIN calls for royal commission into Cormier, Stanley verdicts read more

New handball brand – WELCOME OLYMPIAKOS

← Previous Story SHOCK IN QATAR: El Jaish and Lekhwya to merge in DUHAIL Next Story → EHF: 43 teams from 26 countries want to play EHF CL Olympiakos handball The new handball brand coming from Greece where famous sports name – Olympiakos from Athens registered their handball team! Handball-Planet.com wrote two years ago about possibillity that the most popular Greek team join handball world as AEK and PAOK did already in the past.Process of merging with the new champions IEK Xini began, so it is expected that in the new season we have Olympiakos Athens as the name of the team which will compete at Men’s EHF Cup. NEW BIG NAME IN HANDBALL – Greek Olympiakos?

Death toll in Colorado floods rises to four

first_imgAT LEAST FOUR people are now confirmed dead in massive floods in Colorado, which is forcing thousands to evacuate, as well as cutting roads in large parts of the western US state.Some 80 people are also unaccounted for in Boulder County, the hardest hit by “biblical” flash floods which appear set to last for “several days,” according to forecasters.President Barack Obama has signed an Emergency Declaration for the state, and ordered federal aid and resources to bolster state and local efforts.The death toll rose by one Friday, making a toll of three confirmed dead in Boulder County, and one body in Colorado Springs further to the south.“Many communities in our western mountains are completely isolated, no water, no septic, no sewer, we lost every roadway leading to western end of our county,” said Boulder County’s Office of Emergency Management in a Friday afternoon update.“We don’t yet know fully about homes and lives lost in canyons and mountain communities. This will go on for several days,” it added.TV pictures from the devastated region showed roads crumbled into surging rivers, as mud- and debris-filled water poured down from mountainsides along Colorado’s so-called Front Range, a north-sound region where the Rockies meet the Great Plains.Villages cut off temporarily by floodsSeveral mountain towns and villages near Boulder were cut off temporarily by the floods, including Jamestown and Lyons, where as many as 2,500 people were being evacuated.Four helicopters, including three Black Hawk choppers, are being used to ferry rescue personnel and supplies to stranded communities and carry out medical evacuations in the area, where emergency crews are “heavily dependent on air ops due to road conditions.”The “weather has given us a break to do a lot of flights,” it said, adding that some flood waters are receding.But it added: “We have more rain in the forecast; a storm tonight could set us back.”“These communities have all suffered long-term losses. This is going to take a while,” it said, adding that recover efforts would be “long-term and very expensive.”Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper warned that surging waters can be more treacherous than they appear, because they are full of debris and mud.“People try to walk through what looks like a harmless foot or two of water. You have to realize this is like liquid cement and you can be swept away,” he said.- © AFP, 2013Read: Five snowboarders killed in Colorado avalanchelast_img read more

Ireland named the second most generous country in Europe

first_img 37 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Cliodhna Russell http://jrnl.ie/3046263 Tuesday 25 Oct 2016, 10:54 PM Share290 Tweet Email2 THE UK IS the most generous country in Europe, followed by Ireland.The Charities Aid Foundation World Giving Index 2016 found that overall, Myanmar was the most generous country on Earth for the third year running.The United States was second, making it the most generous nation in the western world, followed by Australia.China is named as the least generous country in the poll.The overall table takes financial donations, help offered to strangers and volunteering into account. Image: Shutterstock/M.V. Photography To see a larger image of the table, click here.It found that Iranians and Libyans are the kindest to strangers and people in Myanmar give the most away with 91% giving money to charity.This is the third year in a row that Myanmar, previously known as Burma, has come out at the top of the list. Image: Shutterstock/M.V. Photography Oct 25th 2016, 10:54 PM Short URL Source: Charities Aid Foundation/YouTubeThe index is published one month before #GivingTuesday – 29 November – the global day of giving when people are asked to give their time, money or voice to a good cause.The poll takes into account the responses of 1,000 people on average in each of the 140 countries.Read: Calls for daylight saving time to be scrapped as clocks set to be turned back this weekend> 26,839 Views Ireland named the second most generous country in Europe Myanmar was named the most generous country on Earth for the third year running.last_img read more

People are making a career out of bogus claims TD hits out

first_img Share51 Tweet Email Image: PA Wire/PA Images http://jrnl.ie/3052270 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: PA Wire/PA Images 70 Comments By Garreth MacNamee INDEPENDENT TD MICHAEL Healy-Rae has said the culture of bogus car insurance claims must be tackled to stop rising premium costs.The Kerry South TD was reacting to a report from S&P Global Ratings, which said motorists could expect a premium hike of up to 15% from the middle of next year.The experts expected insurance prices to slow down to an increase of just 5% in the latter half of 2017.Healy-Rae said: “Measures have to be introduced as soon as possible to tackle this and to stop the culture of bogus claims.“These claims are causing the costs of premiums to rise continuously. Some people are making a career from bogus claims and I would like the insurance companies to examine this situation.”More than one third of Irish drivers have seen their insurance rise by up to 50% in the past 18 months.That’s according to an AA Motor Insurance survey of over 5,000 motorists.It found that the increase is leading people to drive with reduced levels of insurance in an attempt to manage costs.Some 34% of motorists surveyed saw their insurance premiums rise by 20%-50% when compared to 2014, while 30% are spending an extra 20%. Healy Rae has urged the Government to address the issue. Source: Niall Carson/PAHealy-Rae also urged insurance firms to stand up to fraudsters.He added: “The attitude of insurance companies is ridiculous in not challenging claims because it may cost them more to take on the claimant than if they just paid out.“I ask the Taoiseach and his ministers to look at the situation to see if they could bring the insurance companies in to let them know they have to challenges cases if there is local knowledge or proof that a person is involved in a bogus claim.”Luas crash: Eight hospitalised as tram and tourist bus collide in Smithfield >Dutch anti-Islam politician to snub his own hate speech trial > Short URL Friday 28 Oct 2016, 4:14 PM Oct 28th 2016, 4:14 PM 14,236 Views ‘People are making a career out of bogus claims’: TD hits out as car insurance costs set to rise again Michael Healy Rae has hit out over rising insurance premiums last_img read more

Trump administration rewrites the rules with sweeping crackdown on illegal immigrants

first_img Share183 Tweet Email1 THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION is greatly expanding the number of people living in the US illegally who are considered a priority for deportation, including people arrested for traffic violations, according to agency documents released today.The documents represent a sweeping rewrite of the nation’s immigration enforcement priorities.The Homeland Security Department memos, signed by Secretary John Kelly, lay out that any immigrant living in the United States illegally who has been charged or convicted of any crime — and even those suspected of a crime — will now be an enforcement priority.That could include people arrested for shoplifting or minor traffic offenses.However, categories of illegal immigrants deemed as low priority by the previous Barack Obama administration – generally anyone not tied to a crime – are no longer protected.“With extremely limited exceptions, DHS will not exempt classes or categories of removal aliens from potential enforcement,” the department said. Trump administration rewrites the rules with sweeping crackdown on illegal immigrants Now, illegal immigrants who are suspected of a crime will be a top priority for deportation. Feb 21st 2017, 6:48 PM File photo Image: Charles Reed/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement via AP By AFP Image: Charles Reed/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement via AP https://jrnl.ie/3251586 All of those in violation of the immigration laws may be subject to enforcement proceedings, up to and including removal from the United States.Kelly ordered immediate action to begin planning and building a wall along the US southern border with Mexico.He also ordered the hiring of another 5,000 officers for the Customs and Border Protection agency and 10,000 for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.The orders effectively launch into action President Donald Trump’s promise to begin deporting millions of immigrants, mainly from Mexico and Central America, who had been tolerated during the Obama administration as law-abiding, longtime residents.With reporting from the Associated Press© – AFP 2017Read: Trump decries bigotry and intolerance during visit to African American museumRead: Mornings with Donald Trump: Watching TV news and Tweeting non-stop from his unsecured Android 25,745 Views Tuesday 21 Feb 2017, 6:48 PM Short URL File photo 81 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

US man wrongly linked to burglary after walking dog while black

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article https://jrnl.ie/4069974 49 Comments US man wrongly linked to burglary after ‘walking dog while black’ The San Diego Sheriff’s Department named Ike Iloputaife as a “person of interest” in the burglary investigation after he was reported while out walking his dogs. Image: Cerovsek Barbara via Shutterstock File photo By AFP A BLACK CALIFORNIAN man who was reported to police by a neighbour while out walking his dogs has become one of the latest victims of apparent racial profiling in the United States.Nigerian-born Ike Iloputaife’s nightmare, which has grabbed headlines, began last month when he took his borzoi (Russian wolfhound) dogs for their daily early-morning walk in his San Diego neighbourhood.A woman took a picture of him, saying he was a “stranger” on her street, and shared it with police following a burglary in the neighbourhood.The photograph was used by the San Diego Sheriff’s Department to identify Iloputaife as a “person of interest” in the burglary investigation.Iloputaife said he was on holiday when the press release bearing his picture was released and was informed by a neighbour that he was a criminal suspect on his return home.“This is my first encounter with law enforcement,” he told the local KPBS radio station in an interview this week recounting his ordeal.“I don’t know how they handle things in general, but they haven’t handled it well in this case.”He added that it was clear the colour of his skin played a key role in him being photographed by a neighbour and then sucked into a criminal probe.‘Color of my skin’“In this person’s head I became a person of interest because of my skin colour,” he wrote on the Nextdoor app, which hosts social networks for neighbours.“Asking to call the police on a black person in this highly charged political and cultural environment can be a danger for the black person.”Iloputaife came to the US in 1981 to study aerospace engineering and ran a bed-and-breakfast in Provence, France, for more than two decades before returning to the US last year.He said although San Diego police have apologised to him for the mishap, he would like authorities to issue a press release to help clear his name.Contacted by AFP, the San Diego Sheriff’s Department said there was no harm intended and that detectives were simply doing their job after the neighbour flagged Iloputaife to police.“While we understand this caused unnecessary strife for Mr Iloputaife, it was not done intentionally nor with any malintent,” the department said in an email.“We are sorry for any strife this may have caused Mr Iloputaife and have begun working on steps to streamline this process to avoid a similar oversight in the future.”The case comes on the heels of several similar racially-charged incidents across the US in which people of colour have been reported to police over seemingly harmless acts.Last month, a white woman called police in Oakland, California, over a black family holding a barbecue in a park, claiming they were using the wrong grill.In April, two black men waiting for a friend were arrested in a Philadelphia Starbucks after a manager at the outlet called the police.A student at Yale University was also interrogated by police in May after a fellow white student found her sleeping in a common room at a dormitory.Such incidents have sparked outrage on social media and prompted various hashtags including “DogWalkingWhileBlack,” “WaitingWhileBlack” and “BBQingWhileBlack”.© – AFP 2018center_img File photo Image: Cerovsek Barbara via Shutterstock Share5 Tweet Email 24,137 Views Thursday 14 Jun 2018, 8:00 AM Short URL Jun 14th 2018, 8:00 AM last_img read more

Foxconn a décidé daugmenter significativement ses salariés

first_imgFoxconn a décidé d’augmenter significativement ses salariésChine – Après le suicide de onze de ses salariés, l’entreprise Foxconn de composants électroniques a décidé d’augmenter les salaires de son personnel de 70%. Le début d’une aire nouvelle pour les ouvriers chinois ?Trente tentatives de suicide dont onze se sont soldées par un décès en cinq mois. Le mal-être des 400.000 salariés de Foxconn n’est plus un secret et la firme chinoise a décidé de réagir en augmentant les salaires de 70%. À lire aussiLe salaire jouerait un rôle inattendu dans la décision de se marierDésormais, un ouvrier travaillant à la chaîne gagnera 243 euros contre 146 actuellement. Ainsi, les heures supplémentaires deviendront “une nécessité” selon la direction de l’entreprise. Une décision qui permet d’éteindre la grogne qui commençait à prendre de l’ampleur. Une nouveauté en Chine. D’ailleurs, des salariés d’autres entreprises ont commencé à manifester leur colère en ce qui concerne les conditions de travail. Quatre usines du constructeur japonais Honda ont été bloquées récemment et le travail n’a repris qu’après l’augmentation de 24% des salaires. Pour apaiser les tensions, les autorités chinoises ont augmenté le salaire minimum dans plusieurs provinces.Le 8 juin 2010 à 13:13 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Campaign trail Board of Clark County Commissioners 49th Senate District

first_imgBoard of Clark County Commissioners, District 1: Democrat Ron Barca will be at Bi-Zi Farms, 9504 N.E. 119th St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 24, to meet voters and answer questions. For more information go to http://ronbarca4clarkcounty.com.49th Senate District: Eileen Qutub, Republican Senate candidate in the 49th Legislative District, will host a campaign kickoff event at 5:30 p.m. June 26 in the Oak and Elm Room of the Marshall Center, 1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd., Vancouver. The event will include live music, food and beverages. State Sen. Don Benton, R-Vancouver, will emcee the event. There is no cost to attend.last_img