Scoreboard roundup — 1/31/19

first_img Written by February 1, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 1/31/19 Beau Lundcenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Thursday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONOrlando 107, Indiana 100Detroit 93, Dallas 89Milwaukee 105, Toronto 92San Antonio 117, Brooklyn 114OT L.A. Lakers 123, L.A. Clippers 120Philadelphia 113, Golden State 104NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUENY Rangers 4, New Jersey 3OT Philadelphia 3, Boston 2Winnipeg 4, Columbus 3TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL(4) Gonzaga 93, BYU 63(13) Houston 73, Temple 66OT (17) Purdue 99, Penn St. 90Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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DA Investigating Spitting, Coughing Incidents Towards Law Enforcement

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),Mr. Swanson when are you going to do something about the Jamestown Police who intimidate and threaten the residence of Jamestown on a daily basis?,If anyone coughs or sneezes close to me they will be physically harmed until they get six feet away. Social distancing means that anyone close enough to get hit us an immediate threat to my safety and my family’s safety. Photo: Derek Seifert / U.S. Air ForceMAYVILLE – Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson says he’ll be investigating incidents of spitting and coughing on a member of law enforcement during the COVID-19 crisis. Swanson says police agencies throughout Chautauqua County have reported such incidents during the crisis. He says those actions are putting the lives of law enforcement and their families in danger.The prosecutor told WNYNewsNow Tuesday morning that his office has looked at a situation that arose in Dunkirk last week.“To me, it just boggles the mind that someone would do something like that,” Swanson said. “You have these police officers who, in their day-to-day lives, when things are normal, are putting themselves in harms way, protecting our communities. But with the current circumstances, not only are they putting themselves in harms way and their health in harms way, they’re potentially exposing people that are close to them, their family members and other people that they interact with on a regular basis.” “There’s a real concern if someone decides to do this to a police officer, and we want to make sure that we are doing what we can.”Swanson also released the following in a press release Tuesday:“We find ourselves in unprecedented times. Our Police Officers, Sheriff’s Deputies and State Troopers are putting their lives, and potentially the lives of those close to them, at-risk to protect our communities every single day. These officers risk exposure to this virus simply by going to work. It angers me that anyone would spit or cough at an officer – especially during this health crisis – in an effort to intimidate or threaten them when they are performing their job related responsibilities. The people of Chautauqua County should know that this behavior will not be tolerated, and my office will pursue the highest possible charge against any individual who threatens the health and livelihood of our law enforcement officers,” said Swanson.The range of potential charges may include Attempted Assault in the Second Degree, a Class “E” felony, Menacing in the Third Degree, a Class “B” misdemeanor, and the violation of Harassment in the Second Degree. The Chautauqua County DA’s Office says they will also consider bringing a motion to the court to compel a defendant to be tested for COVID-19. If the alleged incident occurs within a correctional facility, an individual could be charged with Aggravated Harassment in the Second Degree, a Class “E” felony. If convicted on the felony charge, a person could face a maximum of four years in prison.“This is a time for coming together as a whole community to get through an unthinkable crisis,” Swanson said. “My hope is that we do not have any more of these types of incidents.”last_img read more

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Matilda’s Oona Laurence Tapped to Lead Pete’s Dragon Remake

first_img Pete’s Dragon follows a young orphan who, alongside a dragon named Elliott, his only friend and guardian, visit the small fishing town of Passamaquoddy. The original film premiered in 1977 and featured Sean Marshall, Jim Dale, Shelley Winters, Helen Reddy and Mickey Rooney. The song “Candle on the Water” from the film was nominated for an Oscar. Honorary Tony Award winner Oona Laurence has lined up the latest in a string of film projects: the Disney remake of their 1977 film Pete’s Dragon. According to Variety, the former Matilda star will play Natalie, a newly created character who did not appear in the original film. Oakes Fegley will take on the role of Pete. The film will combine live action with CGI effects (because this is the 21st century and a conventionally animated dragon is so 1977). No release date or additional cast has been announced. Not even yet a teenager, Laurence has made quite the transition from stage to screen. In addition to Pete’s Dragon, she is set to appear in the upcoming indie drama Lamb, as well as Southpaw, I Smile Back and The Grief of Others. She made her Broadway debut in Matilda at the age of 10.center_img View Commentslast_img read more

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Government funding ends April 28; NAFCU following

first_img continue reading » 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Congress has until April 28 to pass a bill authorizing continued federal government spending to avoid a government-wide shutdown. The government is currently running on a continuing resolution that passed Congress in December.In a budget proposal released in March, President Donald Trump requested a $30 billion increase in defense-related spending and an $18 billion cut to non-defense programs. As a part of the cuts, Trump proposed eliminating the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund program. NAFCU reiterated the importance of this program to credit unions in a letter to leaders of key House and Senate subcommittees last month. The association will monitor the program throughout the upcoming government funding negotiations.NAFCU will also watch out for regulatory relief-related legislation being wrapped into any future spending bill, such as provisions creating a five-person commission at the CFPB. Credit unions are encouraged to reach out to their members of Congress urging them to support regulatory relief measures as part of an ongoing campaign through NAFCU’s Grassroots Action Center.NAFCU is also awaiting more details related to the Financial CHOICE Act. Last week, a revised memo outlining the next draft of the bill was circulated by House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, to committee members. According to the memo, the bill would repeal the Durbin interchange amendment and implement other reforms of the Dodd-Frank Act that NAFCU has been seeking for credit unions.last_img read more

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Booking.com launches the BookingSuite App Store. Game changer in the tourism sector

first_imgAccording to a recent survey conducted by Booking.com, almost half (47%) of global travelers want technology to evolve faster to help them improve their travel experience. Moreover, when it comes to specific innovations, again almost half of travelers (47%) are excited about the possibility of new services, such as keyless access to accommodation, becoming a trend in 2019.  The BookingSuite App Store offers personalized recommendations for Booking.com partner accommodation, which include products and services designed to enhance the in-house user experience, including software solutions for communicating with guests, selling additional services and promotional offers, and options for online guest registration.  The BookingSuite App Store is currently available to Booking.com partners and software solution providers for the tourism sector in Austria, Belgium, Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. During 2019, the BookingSuite App Store will be launched in more countries in Europe, Asia, Oceania and the Americas. Booking.com has announced the launch of a new BookingSuite App Store, which presents carefully selected software solutions from leading software companies in the tourism sector, through which Booking.com partners or renters can find relevant software solutions for their accommodation facility to facilitate and accelerate their business. .  ECOBNB – ENVIRONMENTAL PLATFORM FULLY DEDICATED TO STAYING IN AUTHENTIC ECO-FRIENDLY FACILITIES, FROM NOW IN CROATIA Despite this growing interest, among small and medium-sized hotels that currently apply technological solutions in their facility, only 27% use technological solutions related to guest experiences during their stay, and only 11% offer the possibility to enter the facility without a key. It was only a matter of time before Booking.com would learn more strongly and much more deeply into the whole story, without dwelling only on the service or role of the booking portal. Certainly, Booking.com, as one of the leading digital accommodation booking platforms in the world and a leader in digital technology, will offer among the best software solutions through its new platform, thus using its media power and large network of partners. For those solutions that are within the BookingSuite App Store, this is great news because it will certainly have a great competitive advantage over the competition. Technology and tourism have always gone hand in hand, and as technology develops rapidly, so is tourism among the first industries to implement them. It was Booking.com that introduced a new technological solution, a move that boldly entered the technology applications sector for the tourism sector, and which certainly falls into the category game changer in the tourism sector. For more information, Booking.com partners can visit App Store section on the BookingSuite page. RELATED NEWS: JOIN THE ECO DOMUS ECO FRIENDLY ACCOMMODATION CERTIFICATION PROGRAM 5TH FAMILY ACCOMMODATION FORUM (FOS) ANNOUNCED “Our overall goal at Booking.com is to make the entire travel experience, whether you are an accommodation provider or a traveler, as simple and intuitive as possible. As with all products we have developed through BookingSuite, the main purpose of the App Store is to make it easier for partners to quickly find and implement software solutions ideal for their facility to easily manage, optimize and ultimately grow their online business. In short, we take care of the technology side so that they can dedicate themselves to the guests and provide an unforgettable user experience. ” pointed out Pepijn Rijvers, senior vice president at Booking.com. On the other hand, the BookingSuite App Store will eventually position itself as the Apple App Store, which revolutionized and totally changed the entire industry, and thus take precedence over software solutions in the tourism sector. last_img read more

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European style gives Gold Coast home unique character

first_img28 Brighton Pde, Southport. 28 Brighton Pde, Southport.The courtyard with an undercover alfresco area and firepit makes for the ideal place to entertain guests. The seamless flow of indoor and outdoor living is one of Mrs Brown’s favourite features of the home.“The whole home is about bringing inside out and outside in,” Mrs Brown said.It has an open floorplan with the kitchen, living and dining area at the front of the house while the bedrooms and bathrooms are at the back.There are three other patios scattered around the home – one of which can only be accessed from one of the guest bedrooms while another has a built-in pizza oven.Mrs Brown said she was going to miss lazing in the lounge room admiring the park across the road and Nerang River, which should could see through her front windows.“It’s just glorious sitting on the couch by the fire,” she said. “It’s going to be very sad to leave. The only reason I’m leaving is because I’m going interstate. It’s a home I know I’ll never replace.” 28 Brighton Pde, Southport.ESCAPE to what feels like the other side of the world in this European-inspired home.The Southport residence’s high ceilings, feature balustrades and central courtyard give it character more commonly seen overseas.Its unique design is what made Tea Brown fall in love with the house the moment she walked through the front door. 28 Brighton Pde, Southport. 28 Brighton Pde, Southport. 28 Brighton Pde, Southport.“I could just see that there was so much potential straight away,” she said.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa17 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoShe has called the three-bedroom, two-bathroom house her home for the past five years.While the property’s structure has remained the same, Mrs Brown has breathed new life into it with a refurbishment.She said it now has a “Mediterranean feel” with floor-to-ceiling sheer curtains and antique-style furniture.“I’ve always loved the European influence – that whole style,” Mrs Brown said.“Whoever walks in this place just goes, ‘wow!’”But it is the garden she is most proud of.“I created a beautiful garden around (the house), there was absolutely nothing there at all,” Mrs Brown said.The low maintenance garden, which is made up of pebbles, shrubs and trees, offers a picturesque backdrop in the courtyard as well as extra privacy around the home. 28 Brighton Pde, Southport.last_img read more

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FTSE 100 firms urged to check group, parent assets balance

first_imgProxy voting firm Pensions & Investment Research Consultants (PIRC) has written to all FTSE 100 companies warning them not to overlook any discrepancies between the assets reported in their group accounts and those in their parent or holding company accounts.In a letter addressed to finance teams and boards, PIRC’s managing director Alan MacDougall said the “collapse of Thomas Cook and Carillion have shown that balance sheet resilience cannot be taken for granted.”The letter, a copy of which IPE has obtained, goes on to note: “A feature in each case was material differences between the net assets of the group as shown in the group accounts and the net assets of the holding company as shown in the ‘company’ accounts. “Both Thomas Cook and Carillion showed material deficits of the group net assets compared to those in their holding company accounts – a ‘net asset deficit’ – due to a decline in group net assets.” PIRC added that this asset shortfall could in the worst case mean a company needs to raise new capital or might be unable to afford to pay a dividend.  Travel operator Thomas Cook collapsed in late SeptemberIn a statement, the Financial Reporting Council, the UK’s audit watchdog, told IPE: “Our risk based approach to monitoring corporate reporting includes consideration when a discrepancy might exist between group net assets and the carrying value of investments in subsidiaries in the holding company’s accounts.”The FRC, which an independent review is transitioning into a new regulatory authority after an independent review, is also responsible for setting the UK’s corporate governance and stewardship codes.An IPE review of two audits conducted by Big Four auditor KPMG shows that the firm already checks for any potential discrepancy between group and holding parent assets.A KPMG spokesperson told IPE: “We mandate that the audit report must include a key audit matter for the parent specifically, in almost all cases this will be the investment in subsidiaries.“In group financial statements we therefore include in our audit report our view on the risk, our response (in terms of procedures we perform) and our findings.”Group companies ≠ group The PIRC intervention highlights the important distinction both legally and financially between the different companies in a group and the group as a whole.In the case of a UK listed company, a group is usually made up of a parent company and its various subsidiaries. It also prepares separate or individual financial statements for each subsidiary and for the parent or holding company.In addition, it produces a single set of consolidated accounts for the whole group. It is these group accounts that are referred to when listed companies report their results. Listed entities in the European Union are required under EU law to prepare those consolidated accounts in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards.The group is not the same as the parent company – nor is it a legal entity in its own right.Group accounts deal with three important accounting issues: goodwill, internal transactions, and non-controlling interests.Goodwill typically arises where a company completes a merger or acquisition and accounts for the difference between the amount it paid and the net value of the acquired assets.Supporters of this accounting construct argue that it represents the additional value or synergies arising from the merger. Critics, however, say that it is a plug to make the books balance in a way that is of no genuine value. “The implication of such accounting was that the company had made a bad acquisition, which we now know to be true”Tim Bush, head of corporate governance and financial reporting at PIRCTim Bush, PIRC’s head of corporate governance and financial reporting, said: “It has been clear for a long period of time that the balance sheet of Thomas Cook’s holding company was defying gravity while the balance sheet of the group was not.“The implication of such accounting was that the company had made a bad acquisition, which we now know to be true.”PIRC is now urging FTSE 100 firms to display a parent company balance sheet prominently in their financial statements. It also wants companies that do not currently present one to do so.last_img read more

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Abortion linked to significantly increased chance of preterm birth

first_imgLifesite News 13 Feb 2013Yet another study, this time conducted in Canada, has found a clear link between induced abortion and a much higher risk of subsequent pregnancies ending in preterm birth. The link between preterm birth and abortion has been established by numerous studies. Preterm babies have much higher than normal risks of suffering medical problems including cerebral palsy, mental retardation, autism, epilepsy, blindness, deafness, lung impairment and serious infections. Preterm babies have much higher than normal risks of suffering medical problems including cerebral palsy, mental retardation, autism, epilepsy, blindness, deafness, lung impairment and serious infections. The research carried out at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at McGill University in Montreal reviewed the records of women who delivered between April 2001 and March 2006 using data from the McGill Obstetric and Neonatal Database.…. Brent Rooney, the research director of the Reduce Preterm Risk Coalition (RPRC) in Vancouver, praised the work of the McGill researchers in bringing to light the risks of preterm birth from induced abortion. He said the health consequences of preterm birth to the children, and the financial costs associated with their illnesses, must be considered in an overall assessment of risks. “Extremely preterm births, that is a delivery before 28 week’s gestation, have 129 times the CP (Cerebral Palsy) risk as full-term newborns according to the 2008 Dr. Eveline Himpens meta-analysis,” Rooney told LifeSiteNews.com, “and very preterm newborns (under 32 week’s gestation) have 55 times the CP risk as do full-term newborn babies.” “Moreover,” Rooney said, “these preterm newborns have higher risk of mental retardation, autism, epilepsy, blindness, deafness, respiratory distress, gastrointestinal injury, and serious infections.”An abstract of the McGill University study titled “Effect of Induced Abortions on Early Preterm Births and Adverse Perinatal Outcomes” was published in the February issue of the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada.http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/abortion-linked-to-significantly-increased-chance-of-preterm-birth-canadianlast_img read more

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Where are the athletes?

first_imgWhen the IHSAA opened up high school sports to a year-round schedule, no one knew just what some of the side effects might be.  On behalf of the IHSAA they did it to alleviate the increased difficulty in policing off-season practice.  Coaches were using any remote form of conditioning as an excuse for practicing year round.  What the IHSAA didn’t realize would happen is that now young athletes (9th graders) are choosing NOT to do sports year-round.  When they come from the Middle School and are thrown into 5 a.m. weight lifting in June, they are asking themselves “Is this worth it?”  Also, they are choosing to just do one sport and they are no longer enjoying the variety of sports that fall, winter, and spring have available.  At this age they should be exploring what they are good at doing, not making a decision as to what might be their best sport when they are older.  Too many boys, especially, are still boys as freshmen; but they will be men when they are seniors.  This puts a whole different light on what sports they might excel in before high school is done.  There are so few of these kids who will play at the next level that they should not limit themselves to a single sport.  Most schools used to get 20 or more boys out for freshmen basketball, and now they are lucky if they get 10.  I have not even addressed the dilemma of summer practice for the typical high school kid today.  That’s another story.last_img read more

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