Scoreboard roundup — 1/21/21

first_imgJanuary 22, 2021 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 1/21/21 Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Thursday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONLA Lakers 113 Milwaukee 106Utah 129, New Orleans 118New York 119, Golden State 104NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUENY Islanders 4, New Jersey 1Winnipeg 4, Ottawa 1Tampa Bay 3, Columbus 2 (OT)Boston 5, Philadelphia 4 (SO)Montreal 7, Vancouver 3Los Angeles 4, Colorado 2Florida at Carolina (Postponed)TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLIndiana 81, Iowa 69UCLA 61, California 57Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.center_img Written bylast_img

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Aimaq leads Utah Valley over Texas Rio Grande Valley 73-64

first_img Tags: Fardaws Aimaq/UVU Wolverines Basketball/WAC FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOREM, Utah (AP) — Fardaws Aimaq recorded 16 points and 16 rebounds as Utah Valley topped Texas Rio Grande Valley 73-64.Evan Cole added 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Wolverines.Uche Dibiamaka led the Vaqueros with 17 points. February 27, 2021 /Sports News – Local Aimaq leads Utah Valley over Texas Rio Grande Valley 73-64 Written by Associated Presslast_img

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Petty Real celebrates with £110,000 giveaway

first_imgFollowing a successful rebrand Petty Real is enticing people to list their house with Petty Real ™ to be in with a chance to win £110,000.The Lancashire agency will be giving away £1,000 every week for 10 weeks and a chance to win £100,000 which is locked in their safe. Petty Real ™ is looking for houses to list in Lancashire where buyers are waiting: Burnley, Barnoldswick, Barrowford, Colne and the surrounding areas.Charlotte Hagan, Chair of Petty Real ™, said, “It’s really exciting, the £100,000 up for grabs is a life – changing amount for someone! That chance, combined with the really great odds of winning in the weekly £1,000 draw is going to make for a very exciting few months in our offices.”Owners who list a house with Petty Real between 1st September and Friday 8th November could win £1,000 and they also have one attempt at cracking the 7-digit code to the safe to win the £100,000 contents.The Lancashire agency will give away £1,000 every week for 10 weeks and a chance to win £100,000 which is locked in their safe!Ian Bythell, Director at Petty Real ™, said, “Last year we celebrated 90 years in business, our success is largely due to the fantastic relationships we have formed and maintained with clients over generations. Historically we have advertised offers and incentives but nothing like this before!”Petty Real Chartered Surveyors Lancashire estate agency Ian Bythell petty real charlotte hagan October 18, 2019The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Petty Real celebrates with £110,000 giveaway previous nextAgencies & PeoplePetty Real celebrates with £110,000 giveawayThe Negotiator18th October 20190253 Viewslast_img read more

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U.S. Gets One More Ballistic Missile Defense Radar

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today U.S. Gets One More Ballistic Missile Defense Radar U.S. Gets One More Ballistic Missile Defense Radar View post tag: Missile March 20, 2014 The U.S. will soon have another system to defend against ballistic missiles. Raytheon Company delivered its ninth AN/TPY-2 ballistic missile defense radar to the Missile Defense Agency, six months ahead of schedule. Share this article View post tag: Defense View post tag: Ballistic View post tag: one View post tag: Navalcenter_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: more Equipment & technology View post tag: News by topic View post tag: gets AN/TPY-2 is an integral element of the Ballistic Missile Defense System. It is a mobile X-band radar that helps protect civilians and infrastructure in the U.S., deployed warfighters, and allied nations and security partners, from the growing ballistic missile threat. U.S. public intelligence estimates indicate there are more than 6,300 ballistic missiles not controlled by the U.S., NATO, China or Russia, with that number expected to reach almost 8,000 by 2020.“Delivering this ninth radar is crucial because our nation’s enemies continue to improve and proliferate their ballistic missile technology and tactics,” said Raytheon’s Dave Gulla, vice president of Integrated Defense Systems’ Global Integrated Sensors business area. “The AN/TPY-2 consistently demonstrates its ability to pace the evolving threat, and test after test has proven it effectively defends against every category of ballistic missile.”The radar will be integrated into the U.S. Army’s fourth Terminal High Altitude Area Defense missile defense battery, serving as the “eyes and ears” of the system by searching, detecting, tracking and discriminating threats, and guiding the intercepting missile. Raytheon serves as one of MDA’s prime contractors for THAAD.Raytheon is currently under contract to provide three additional AN/TPY-2 radars for the MDA, and is in the process of building two radars for a U.S. ally in the Arabian Gulf.[mappress]Press Release, March 20, 2014; Image: Raytheon View post tag: radar View post tag: U.S.last_img read more

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Wycliffe crisis continues

first_imgBy Joy Wong  WYCLIFFE HALL’S troubles continue following the resignation of another Council member in protest at the PPH’s governance this week.Claire MacInnes announced her resignation in a letter to the Council’s chair, the Bishop of Liverpool, which was forwarded to the Church of England’s newspaper.Her resignation follows last term’s crisis when five academic staff quit in protest at the way the Hall was being run, in particular the actions of its Principal, Christian Evangelist Reverend Dr Richard Turnbull.In the letter she claimed that that the Council had “failed to observe due process” in its dealings with the staff.“I am disturbed by the Council’s failure to respond to allegations of bullying, intimidation of Council members and a lack of transparency in its decision-making,” she said. “I regret I have no confidence in the chair, the Principal or the Council as a whole to address these serious matters of governance, employment practice and simple human relationships.” Her letter suggests that a decision to pay Turnbull a salary thousands of pounds above national pay scales was not properly appraised by the Council when he was appointed.MacInnes said she decided to put the letter in the public domain because of the “importance of the issues for the ongoing welfare and governance of the Hall and the wider church.”Wycliffe Hall has been the focus of a dispute involving allegations of a culture of bullying and intimidation, and an ultra-conservative attitude to women. Complaints have focused on the Turnbull’s management style and his appointment of Rev Simon Vibert as Vice-Principal, who made public his belief that women should not teach men. Turnbull has denied allegations that he is a member of conservative religious groups, saying, “I am not a member of any Evangelical pressure group and never have been.”The governing Council of the PPH announced a review of the Hall’s governance this week.A Council statement issued on Tuesday said, “The Council has embarked on a major review of its governance and a new development strategy for the future of the Hall in the light of changing patterns of ministerial formation. This inevitably involves changes that are unsettling. “Wycliffe is committed to maintaining its Evangelical ethos and its international reputation for excellence in theological education, ministerial formation, and training for Christian leadership in the Church and the world.”last_img read more

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Why Taxing The Wealthy Can Be Trouble For States

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Why Taxing the Wealthy Can Be Trouble for States By Sophie Quinton As the gap between the rich and the poor widens, states are finding that taxing the incomes of the rich means living with unstable budgets.That’s because wealthy Americans are more likely to have investments in the stock market. When the market falls, so do their tax payments. Stock market turmoil can hurt state pension funds, too. But while it takes years for states to feel that impact, a dip in the markets — or a lackluster Wall Street bonus season — can create an immediate fiscal crisis.Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy announced budget cuts in September as the sputtering stock market lowered revenue predictions. State analysts now predict a more than $200 million deficit, and the Democratic governor is preparing to announce layoffs and program cuts. Last week, he cut payments to hospitals by $140 million.California is bracing for lower-than-expected revenue from capital gains this year, and economists have advised New York legislators to scale back their expectations for next year (New York’s fiscal year ends this month).Some states are adapting by tweaking their rainy day funds. Fundamentally, though, they’re grappling with a larger economic problem.Connecticut’s millionaires and billionaires file less than 1 percent of all residents’ tax returns but generate almost a third of the state’s personal income tax revenue, according to state records. In New York, the top 1 percent of taxpayers generate about 41 percent of income tax revenue.During a news conference last month, Malloy said that he’s long felt “nervous” about Connecticut’s tax receipts. “If you look at how we tax and how our income comes in, we are quite dependent on highest-income earners, and in many cases with passive income, to pay the tax bill.”Unpredictable MarketsState personal income tax revenue was three times more volatile during the 2000s than during the previous two decades, said Rick Mattoon, a senior economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. In a 2012 study, he found that the wild swings were driven by nonwage income, such as gains from the sale of stocks and real estate.While nonwage income typically makes up a small share of state budgets, the share is large enough in some states that unexpected shortfalls — or surpluses — can create multimillion dollar spending problems.States base their spending for each fiscal year on how much they expect to bring in that year from taxes and other sources. But because capital gains are swayed by the stock market, they’re very difficult to predict. That’s especially true this year: According to one analysis, the start of 2016 ranks as the third-most chaotic in the history of the Standard & Poor’s 500 index.States can anticipate a couple of key events. Policy changes, for instance: many investors sold off assets in 2012 to avoid a looming federal tax increase. Or major public offerings: the year Facebook went public, California prepared for a capital gains bonanza as early investors and employees cashed in.But exactly how much these kinds of events generate depends on the whims of the market.Since 2010, Connecticut lawmakers have consistently overestimated or underestimated personal income tax proceeds — once by more than 11 percent — from payers with irregular incomes, a category that includes investors and some business owners, according to the Legislature’s nonpartisan Office of Fiscal Analysis.Based on current receipts, that portion of income tax revenue is 4 percent below where it was last year, said Comptroller Kevin Lembo, “falling far short of the projections that were used to build the budget in the first place.”By the end of the year, the fiscal office estimates that tax payments from irregular earners will be 9.3 percent lower than was budgeted for this fiscal year. Income taxes withheld from salaried workers, a much more stable source of funds, are expected to be down 1.6 percent.Growing DependenceWhen wealth shifts away from salaried workers and toward the top 1 percent, market fluctuations have a bigger impact on personal income tax revenue.Connecticut has the widest gulf between high and low earners of any state, according to the Economic Policy Institute, a left-leaning think tank. Taxpayers in the top 1 percent of earners made about $2.7 million on average in 2012; the rest of the taxpayers averaged less than $53,000.Connecticut’s wealth — and capital gains — are concentrated in Fairfield County, home to bedroom communities for Wall Street financiers and most of the state’s 13 billionaires.Meanwhile, high-earning, salaried jobs in insurance and finance have dwindled and more workers are taking low-income jobs, Lembo said. His office’s March report on the state economy noted that Connecticut’s manufacturing sector, another middle-class mainstay, continues to shrink.Tax policy has further exposed some states to stock market risk, said E.J. McMahon of the New York-based Empire Center, a right-leaning think tank. New York moved its tax burden up the income scale in the 1990s, when it cut taxes for the middle class; and lawmakers keep extending a 2009 tax increase on wealthy earners, he said.States may be exposing themselves even further by failing to raise income taxes when the economy sours, and failing to lower them when the economy improves. Since the ’90s, states have left tax laws virtually unchanged despite economic swings, Mattoon found in his study.What Can States Do?States can make budgets more predictable by relying on more stable taxes, such as sales taxes. Seven states — Alaska, Florida, Nevada, South Dakota, Texas, Washington and Wyoming — refrain from taxing incomes at all. But by turning away from taxing the ultra-wealthy, states risk increasing the tax burdens on the middle class and the poor.Personal income tax payments comprise about half of Connecticut’s general fund revenue, according to the fiscal office there. Since 1991, Connecticut has taxed progressively — meaning that taxpayers in higher tax brackets face higher rates.Lembo said that progressive structure isn’t likely to change. Instead, last year’s budget requires the state to automatically deposit revenue that exceeds estimates into a rainy day fund, beginning in 2021. (The Pew Charitable Trusts, which also funds Stateline, lobbied for the legislation and has advised lawmakers in California and Minnesota on similar reforms.)McMahon argues that, rather than adjusting their rainy day funds, states should set aside capital gains and other volatile revenue sources for specific, one-time projects. That way they wouldn’t rely on the money to fund ongoing services.In any case, Connecticut’s rainy day fund reform isn’t helping the state now. And the drop in estimated payments from taxpayers with irregular incomes was so sudden this quarter that Republican lawmakers say something else must be going on.State Rep. Vincent Candelora, a supporter of the rainy day fund legislation, said he’s heard that millionaires are moving out of Connecticut to avoid the state’s high taxes, including the recently raised estate tax. “Many of our residents have homes in other states, so they’ll change residency to avoid the tax,” he said.The Hartford Courant speculated last week that a single man’s departure to Florida (net worth: $11.1 billion) worsened the state’s deficit.Other states haven’t reported a recent drop as sharp as Connecticut’s. Payments from irregular earners, however, were also lower than expected for both California and Massachusetts in January.New York will end its fiscal year with more income tax revenue from nonwage income than expected, according to Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2017 budget plan. But his budget director told lawmakers at a recent hearing that the state would likely feel the impact of the stock market’s gyrations next year — and that the market’s outlook wasn’t good.“There is broad agreement that New York state faces substantial risk given the nature of its revenue base,” said budget director Robert Mujica.Mujica warned of other forces that could weaken the economy, including the collapse of the energy sector and China’s economic slowdown. Right now, both those factors are driving uncertainty in the stock market. And that’s already enough to disrupt New York’s budget.last_img read more

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New Recreation Program Open to Preschoolers

first_imgThe new “Little Rec’ers” program in Ocean City is open to 3- and 4-year-olds on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.The Ocean City Community Services Department has announced a new recreational playgroup program for 3- and 4-year-old preschool children called “Little Rec’ers”.The program is held at the Ocean City Sports and Civic Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. through Memorial Day Weekend.  Preschoolers will enjoy a variety of activities including games, children’s fitness activities, swimming at the Ocean City Aquatic and Fitness Center and more.“We are excited about this new program and the flexibility it offers parents with preschoolers,” said Wendy Moyle, manager of Recreation Programs for Ocean City.  “With our Little Rec’ers ‘drop-in’ program, parents can choose the days they want to have their children participate to accommodate their busy schedules.”Registration fees are $80 for 10 sessions or $150 for 20 sessions.  Children must be three years old by October 1, 2014 and proof of age is required.Registration is available online at www.ocnj.us under Recreation Activities or in person at the Sports & Civic Center, 6th & Boardwalk or the Aquatic & Fitness Center, 1735 Simpson Avenue.For more information, contact Kristie Fenton at 609-525-9304 or via email at [email protected]— News release from the City of Ocean Citylast_img read more

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Job cuts on the cards as Bonne Bouche restructures

first_imgHartlepool-based frozen desserts company Bonne Bouche is being restructured by the venture capitalists that back it.The company’s founder and managing director Wayne Hitchman has left in the shake-up, and a number of board-level and less senior management changes are pending. Reports suggest Bonne Bouche is being run by its financial director Richard Dean and its sales and marketing director Andrew Wilkinson.Financial director Richard Dean told British Baker the company did not wish to comment as it consulted with staff and unions on the restructure. The company is holding emergency talks with the Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union over 29 proposed job cuts at the plant. It plans to axe 18 management and 11 factory floor jobs, union representative Alan Milne told British Baker. He said the union is negotiating to reduce the job cuts. The consultation is expected to conclude by Christmas. Mr Milne said he understands Bonne Bouche’s problems were caused by price pressure from the supermarkets, which demanded excessive discounts. Bonne Bouche currently has 300 staff involved in the production and hand-finishing of cakes. It supplies retail and foodservice outlets with offerings, such as gateaux, sponges, fudge cakes and cheesecakes and puddings, as well as speciality and premium cake and dessert lines. The company was created by Wayne Hitchman who headed a management buyout of Freshbake Foods in July 2004. The deal was the third change of ownership for the site in seven months and its second rescue from administration.Freshbake survived just six months. It was originally formed in January, through the buy-out of a Hibernia Foods factory, after Hibernia went into receivership in October, 2003, with debts of £17.5m. Mr Hitchman had planned to produce more added-value offerings to fit the profile of Tesco’s Finest and Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference lines. He had also planned to develop a range of fat-free products.last_img read more

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Press release: Update on fire doors investigation – risk to public safety remains low

first_imgWhat is your advice for owners of buildings which have been installed with these fire doors? If your enquiry is related to COVID-19 please check our guidance page first before you contact us – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-local-government.If you still need to contact us please use the contact form above to get in touch, because of coronavirus (COVID-19). If you send it by post it will not receive a reply within normal timescale. Public safety is paramount. When we were informed about an issue with a Grenfell Tower fire door, we acted quickly to seek independent expert advice and established a wide-ranging investigation. Based on the results of these investigations to date, the expert panel advise the risk to public safety remains low. However they advise there is a performance issue with Manse Masterdor which is why we are taking the responsible step of writing to relevant building owners setting out clear advice on what they should do. Fire service advice to residents remains the same. Regularly test your smoke alarms, ensure your front door is properly closed and in the event of a fire follow existing fire procedures for the building. Twitter – https://twitter.com/mhclgFlickr – http://www.flickr.com/photos/mhclgLinkedIn – http://www.linkedin.com/company/mhclg How do I know if I need to replace fire doors in the building I own? Office address and general enquiries Contact form https://forms.communit… Email [email protected] Owners of buildings where Manse Masterdor 30 minute composite fire doors have been installed should review their building fire risk assessments and consider how quickly these doors should be replaced. The expert panel’s advice is that these doors should be replaced using a risk-based approach, and they have published advice for building owners who are replacing 30 minute composite front entrance fire doors. General advice for building owners on how to ensure the safety of residents in blocks of flats is available at: www.local.gov.uk/fire-safety-purpose-built-flats Social media – MHCLG The National Fire Chiefs Council has advised that the risk to public safety is low. In the event of a fire people should follow existing fire procedures for the building. Residents should also test their smoke alarms regularly to ensure they work and ensure that their flat front door is fitted with a working self-closing device. All doors provide essential protection in a fire if they are properly closed. Fire safety advice for residents is available at: www.nationalfirechiefs.org.uk/High–Rise-Safety-for-Residentscenter_img We are writing to all customers of Manse Masterdor identified in the company’s records as having been supplied with these doors, to notify them of the issue. Residents should contact their landlords who will be able to advise whether they have been supplied with the affected doors. If there is uncertainty the expert panel advise that a suitably qualified person can inspect the doors and this advice is set out in their advice note on fire doors which can be accessed from the building safety programme website 2 Marsham StreetLondonSW1P 4DF General enquiries: please use this number if you are a member of the public 030 3444 0000 Media enquiries Housing Secretary Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP today (16 May 2018) updated Parliament on the fire door investigation and confirmed experts advise the risk to public safety remains low.Earlier this year the Metropolitan Police informed government a fire door installed at Grenfell Tower designed to resist fire for up to 30 minutes – as required by building regulations guidance – failed after approximately 15 minutes when tested by the police.Government immediately sought advice from its independent expert panel to see what action was required, and have undertaken further testing and investigations focusing on composite flat entrance fire doors manufactured by Manse Masterdor – a company that has not been trading since 2014.The expert panel has concluded there is a performance issue with these Manse Masterdor fire doors, which do not consistently meet the 30 minute fire resistance standard. Nevertheless, the National Fire Chiefs Council has advised the expert panel the risk to public safety remains low. They point out that fire protection in a building is developed using a range of measures so a failure of one protection measure – such as fire doors – should not significantly change the overall safety of residents. In addition, all doors provide essential protection in a fire if they are properly closed.Based on this advice, the expert panel advise that owners of buildings with this type of door should review their building’s fire risk assessment and consider how quickly these doors should be replaced. The expert panel has published guidance to assist building owners.The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is writing to customers of Manse Masterdor identified in the company’s records as having been supplied with these doors. It is also looking at the wider fire door market and intends to test fire doors from other door suppliers.Housing Secretary Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP said: How do I know if my landlords have installed these doors to my flat? The department is writing to customers of Manse Masterdor identified in the company’s records as having been supplied with these doors and is considering what further support building owners may require to assist with taking timely action. The expert panel has published guidance for building owners who are replacing or want to inspect their flat front entrance fire doors. The department is now looking at the wider fire door market, and intends to test fire doors from other door suppliers and will provide an update on these tests in due course. Please use this number if you are a journalist wishing to speak to Press Office 0303 444 1209 What is the safety advice for residents?last_img read more

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Morrisons sees profits plummet

first_imgMorrisons has posted its worst results in eight years, as it revealed a profit loss of £792m before tax after taking account of a £1.3bn write down in the value of its supermarkets. Trailing at the bottom of the big-4 supermarkets in terms of sales, the retailer said it planned to close 23 Morrisons M local convenience stores in the next year, as it focused on “improving the customer offer”.The £792m profit plummet for the year to 1 February 2015, compares to a loss of £176m in the year 2013/14.Like for like (LFL) sales were also down 5.9% for the period, while total turnover fell 4.9% to £16.8bn.The retailer has indicated that it does not expect results to improve rapidly this year.This comes as the company welcomed a new man to the helm of the struggling supermarket on 16 March. David Potts, ex Tesco boss, has been tasked with the job of reviewing Morrisons’ strategy to improve results.Tough trading environments Andrew Higginson, chairman, said: “Last year’s trading environment was tough, and we don’t expect any change this year. However, Morrisons is a strong, distinctive business – we own most of our supermarkets, have strong cash flow, and are famous with customers for great-quality fresh food at low prices. This gives us a good platform.“David Potts joins as chief executive next week. Under his leadership, we will focus on building trading momentum and being more like the Morrisons our customers expect. We will invest more into the proposition and put customers at the heart of everything we do. We will listen and respond to our customers, and work hard every day to improve the shopping trip.“Success measures will be simple – more customers buying more from us. More customers means more volume growth which, ultimately, will lead to better like-for-like sales, profitability and shareholder returns.”Trevor Strain, chief financial officer, said: “We are making good progress on the plan to generate £2bn of cash while making £1bn of cost savings to invest in the business, and are determined to keep lowering prices and keep them consistently low for our customers.“Some of the changes at Morrisons are beginning to bite. Although some key measures showed progress, particularly in the final quarter, there is still much more to do.“Today we are providing enhanced disclosure around commercial income and more detail on depreciation. We believe this new financial disclosure is appropriate for shareholders.”last_img read more

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