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More than a patch-up

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Connacht Club Finals Details Announced

first_imgThe details of the Connacht Junior and Intermediate Football and Hurling Club Finals have been released by the Connacht Council. In the Football, Moycullen, who defeated Michael Glaveys yesterday, will play Hollymount/Carramore in the Intermediate Club Football Final in Pearse Stadium on Sunday week the 15th with the game throwing in at 2pm. On the same day at the same time, Clifden will play Mayo Champions Ardnaree in the Connacht Junior Football Club Final in McHale Park, Castlebar. In Hurling, Intermediate Champions Abbeyknockmoy will play Roscommon Senior Champions Four Roads in the Connacht Intermediate Club Final in Athleague next Saturday at 2pm while Sylane will play Calry St Joseph’s from Sligo in the Connacht Junior Club Final at the Connacht Centre of Excellence outside Ballyhaunis on Saturday next with the game also throwing in at 2pm.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Huskies working together as the victories build up

first_imgThe Matawan Regional High School girls basketball team has overcome a scarce amount of starting experience, putting together a strong start to the season.The Huskies, playing without any seniors on their roster, are relying on a group of relative newcomers and a thin roster. The pieces have quickly come together for Matawan, though.After losing the season opener by a large margin, the Huskies bounced back to put themselves on track to compete for a division title.A 75-44 loss to Red Bank Regional High School last month was followed by a big 77-35 win over Asbury Park High School, then victories against Long Branch High School and Old Bridge High School.On Jan. 17, Matawan (7-3) recovered from a 13-point deficit with about nine minutes left to edge Freehold High School, 46- 43. The Huskies put up a 21-11 fourth quarter to secure the win.Tracey Brereton posted 16 points to lead the Huskies, while Jenelle Long added 12 points. Colleen Branagan scored 10 points, and Rose Egan had six.Brereton, a junior, and sophomores Long and Branagan lead the starting five as captains. Egan and a rotation of Mary Tomkins and Erin Powers also start for Matawan. Adrianna Fletcher fills in at the varsity level to add depth.Matawan’s ability to work together is paying dividends, head coach Jay Lagomarsino said. “We have a very young team, and we talked early on about progressing each game. We’ve been seeing that,” he said. “The team is improving. It’s starting to show.” Lagomarsino, now in his fourth year with the Huskies, arrived with a team predominantly comprised of sophomores. They graduated last year, so, in a way, he’s back to square one, the coach said. Even though Matawan is again a young team, the up-andcoming players have stepped up to provide leadership. “You need that leadership on the court,” said Lagomarsino, who has coached for more than 20 years. For one, Brereton has put up some impressive scoring totals. In addition to leading the team against Freehold, the junior logged a 30-point game in a loss to Wall High School on Jan. 13. She also scored 32 points for Matawan in an earlier loss to Howell High School. Lagomarsino noted that his time with the Huskies “has been a pleasure,” adding that Bob Harrigan, a longtime varsity girls coach at Howell, was an important addition to the coaching staff this season.Matawan has a challenging schedule for the second half of the regular season, including games against Holmdel High School and Marlboro High School.The Huskies were slated to host Neptune High School on Jan. 21, before hitting the road for a rematch against Red Bank on Jan. 23 at 5:30 p.m. The team is also scheduled to play at Middletown High School North on Jan. 24 with a 6:30 p.m. tipoff. By MATTHEW ROCCO Correspondent last_img read more

Hamburg relegated for first time amid crowd trouble

first_imgFormer European champions Hamburg SV were relegated for the first time on Saturday, their fans throwing flares on to the pitch as their team’s record uninterrupted top-flight run since the Bundesliga began in 1963 came to a controversial end.VfL Wolfsburg’s 4-1 win over bottom club Cologne meant Hamburg’s 2-1 home victory over Borussia Moenchengladbach, which was interrupted for 15 minutes due to the crowd trouble in stoppage-time, proved in vain.“This is an extremely painful moment for the entire Hamburg SV,” club President Bernd Hoffmann said. “The club has lost one of its uniquenesses.“The diamond (club logo) and us as a club are strong despite this current moment and we will in the future again reflect that strength.”Hamburg, six-times German champions and European champions in 1983, will join Cologne in the second division next season, while Wolfsburg go into a relegation playoff.Dozens of riot police, several on horses, charged on to the pitch and lined up in front of the Hamburg fans, who lit flares and threw them behind the Gladbach goal when it became clear that the team was on their way to the second division.Hamburg were leading 2-1 in stoppage-time when referee Felix Brych stopped the game.The fires were put out and police gradually left the field so the game could resume and the final seconds be played out.Hamburg had taken an early lead through Aaron Hunt and went in front again with a Lewis Holtby goal just past the hour after Gladbach had levelled before halftime.Even when Hamburg went down to 10 men after the dismissal of Bobby Wood in the 71st minute, they kept battling, hoping for a miracle but events at Wolfsburg ensured it never came.With the stadium clock marking the club’s record stay in the Bundesliga and showing 54 years and 260 days, fans stayed in their seats and with tears in their eyes gave the players their last Bundesliga cheer.last_img read more

Mother fears missing son is dead

first_imgIt has been over a month since Mark Bobb left his Soesdyke home on the Linden Highway for Berbice, and his family now fears the worst.The missing young man’s mother, Diane Walters, is pleading with the members of the public to come forth with any information that may assist in determining the whereabouts of her son.Speaking to this publication, a relative of the missing man related that Bobb was living at Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara (up to the time of his disappearance) with his father and siblings and was employed by a man known to them only as Orin, vending pork at the junction of the Soesdyke-Linden Highway.Based on reports reaching this publication, approximately a month ago, Bobb’s brothers told their mother told her that he went with Orin’s nephew to some people in Berbice to farm where they were offering to pay him $100,000 a month for his services. According to the mother, the young man has not made contact with any family members raising much suspicion as Bobb usually called his mother every day.The hysterical woman then reported paying a visit to her son’s employer to enquire about his whereabouts, after one week of unfruitful calls to Bobb’s cellular phone. The employer, who was not much help, said that he did not know where her son was while disputing that his nephew ever accompanied Bobb to Berbice, and contended that the young man left with some friends.Meanwhile, the missing man’s mother disclosed that she has been receiving phone calls from persons about an unidentified body discovered in Berbice around the same time her son went missing. According to her, the body was buried by Police as they could not decipher the identity of the burnt corpse.Media reports were that a naked, burnt and badly decomposed male body was found tied to a courida tree on the Onverwagt, West Coast Berbice foreshore in mid-April. The corpse was found in a clump of bushes near an old koker on the Onverwagt foreshore, about a mile from the public road and east of the MMA/ADA Trafalgar Pump Station by a search party, acting on a tip. Walters related that sources revealed that the dead man wore plaits, the same as her son at the time of his disappearance. Nonetheless, the woman optimistically awaits feedback from Police who she says are conducting investigations.last_img read more

Budget standoff might be model for the future

first_imgPerhaps the most likely reason to expect another stalemate is that the Republicans who caused it feel certain they won. Determined to have a balanced budget and protect road and levee projects from what they called frivolous environmental lawsuits, Senate Republicans refused to go along, and eventually got much of what they sought. Democrats downplayed the concessions. But it was still a rare taste of victory for a minority party usually relegated to the sidelines. “We’re treated like second-class citizens” inside the Legislature most of the time, said Sen. Dave Cogdill, R-Fresno. The budget gave Republicans a chance to show they were, for once, relevant. And because all but two of them represent solidly conservative districts, they received more praise from constituents than criticism for blocking the budget. Republican lawmakers are not likely to forget that next year – when some of them are running for re-election. Still, some political observers say that what worked for Republicans in the budget negotiations this year may backfire if they try it repeatedly in the future. “The Senate Republicans received a big shot of courage,” said Bill Whalen, a research fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution and former speech writer for Republican Gov. Pete Wilson in the 1990s. “But is that really a smart long-term strategy for a minority party, just being an obstructionist, just-say-no party? The answer is no.” mzapler@mercurynews.com (916) 441-4603160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SACRAMENTO – The nearly two-month standoff over the state budget this summer certainly took a toll: It delayed millions of dollars owed to nursing homes and community colleges, and strained relations between Senate Democrats and Republicans so badly that one legislative leader openly doubted whether they’ll be able to accomplish much of anything in the coming weeks and months. But as ugly as this year’s budget battle seemed, it may be tame compared with what’s to come. Budget forecasters expect the cooling economy to produce a shortfall of at least $5 billion next year. Combined with a Republican minority newly emboldened by its power over the budget negotiations and a public that showed little interest in punishing lawmakers for the impasse, that could set the stage for an even harder fight over state spending next year. “There’s nothing to stop this from happening again,” said Assemblyman John Laird, D-Santa Cruz, the chairman of the budget committee. The only exception, he said, would be to lower the threshold for approving the budget from a two-thirds vote to a simple majority – an unlikely prospect because it would encounter stiff Republican resistance and require a public referendum. last_img read more

Ashley Young posts perfect response after Arsenal fan hurled coin at players

first_img 1 huge blow Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? no dice Head’s we win , Tails you loose 🤘🏾 pic.twitter.com/igwUZK2uVO— Ashley Young (@youngy18) January 25, 2019Ashley Young picked up a coin that had been thrown towards the United players and handed it to the assistant referee.Young then posted the perfect response on Twitter following the match with a picture of him holding the coin. RANKED BEST OF REVEALED Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions REVEALED Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card ADVICE Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Marcus Rashford and Sead Kolasinac both received yellow cards for their involvement.Jesse Lingard was pulled away by teammates after getting into a verbal exchange with Arsenal supporters. Ashley Young congratulates Jesse Lingard during United’s win over Arsenal LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Manchester United players appeared to have a coin thrown at their by an Arsenal fan in their 3-1 FA Cup victory on Friday.Tempers flared in the 85th minute of the match with several players involved in an incident on the touchline. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury MONEY He said: “Heads we win, tails you loose (sic).”To which one witty person replied: “Give it back, that’s Arsenal’s transfer budget.”Goals from Alexis Sanchez, Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial ensured the Red Devils were in the hat for the fifth round after their win at the Emirates.last_img read more

Messenger Connect: A New API Strategy for Microsoft to Build its Own Social Graph

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… alex williams Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Tags:#cloud#cloud computing#news#Products center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market The new Windows Live Messenger Steve Ballmer previewed in Brazil today represents again how a loosely joined ecosystem is developing in the cloud computing world. They are growing through a network of service providers connected through open API’s.Windows Live Messenger represents a re-emergence of a veteran Web product, revitalized by a loosely coupled network that is fostering a new ecosystem of open, connected communities. What it provides is Microsoft new opportunity to develop its own social graph by connecting with social networks and third-party services.It’s demonstrative of a new wave of platforms that seem to emerge with each passing week. Google Apps Marketplace, VMforce, SnapLogic – the list goes on.But it’s also an example of a much deeper movement that you see as a common thread in both new and old service providers.These are newer companies like ZenDesk that are finding a place in the SaaS ecosystem. And there are older ones such as Hoovers that are playing on the emergence of open systems and the social Web to re-architect and create their own social CRM communities.What all these companies have in common is a renewed priority on engagement across multiple networks through platforms, SaaS providers and data services.Messenger ConnectIn Sau Paulo, Ballmer previewed an upgrade to its instant messaging service. Its one of the most significant upgrades the service has seen in a while. Ballmer focused on the social aspects of the service which allows users to create a centralized hub for their various social networks. For example, the service will support Facebook Chat, allowing people to connect to Facebook from within the Microsoft Connect environment.In Amsterdam, Microsoft developers unveiled Messenger Connect, the new API service that connects to Windows Live Messenger. From the Inside Windows Live blog:“Messenger Connect brings the individual APIs we’ve had for a long time (Windows Live ID, Contacts API, Messenger Web Toolkit, etc.) together in a single API that’s based on industry standards and specifications (OAuth WRAP, ActivityStrea.ms, PortableContacts) and adds a number of new scenarios.”The new Messenger Connect provides developer partners with three big things:Create a user profile and social graph: Allows users to sign in and access friends lists.A web-oriented architecture that exposes a RESTful interface. This provides developers with easier technical integration with the service.Social distribution of the chat service: Real-time chat and the integration of Message Connect services into third-party sites.We’ll write more about ZenDesk and Hoover’s in a later post. They are part of continuing thread we will see in the market as open API’s proliferate.But for now, the moves by companies like Microsoft show that a loosely coupled ecosystem is growing fast and will be one of the most significant trends in 2010. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

Learning Elm From A Drum Sequencer (Part 2)

first_img In part one of this two-part article, we began building a drum sequencer in Elm. We learned the syntax, how to read and write type-annotations to ensure our functions can interact with one another, and the Elm Architecture, the pattern in which all Elm programs are designed.In this conclusion, we’ll work through large refactors by relying on the Elm compiler, and set up recurring events that interact with JavaScript to trigger drum samples. From our sponsors: Learning Elm From A Drum Sequencer (Part 2) HomeWeb DesignLearning Elm From A Drum Sequencer (Part 2) Posted on 18th January 2018Web Design FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share Related postsInclusive Components: Book Reviews And Accessibility Resources13th December 2019Should Your Portfolio Site Be A PWA?12th December 2019Building A CSS Layout: Live Stream With Rachel Andrew10th December 2019Struggling To Get A Handle On Traffic Surges10th December 2019How To Design Profitable Sales Funnels On Mobile6th December 2019How To Build A Real-Time Multiplayer Virtual Reality Game (Part 2)5th December 2019 Learning Elm From A Drum Sequencer (Part 2)You are here:last_img read more

Massachusetts Releases Draft Guidance on International TCJA Provisions

first_imgMassachusetts released draft guidance on its treatment of selected international provisions in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). The guidance applies to:– corporate excise taxpayers; and– personal income taxpayers.It explains how taxpayers should treat and report:– IRC Sec. 965 repatriation income;– IRC Sec. 951A global intangible low-taxed income (GILTI);– the IRC Sec. 245A participation exemption deduction for foreign-source dividends; and– the IRC Sec. 250 deduction from foreign-derived intangible income (FDII) and GILTI.Repatriation IncomeIRC Sec 965 requires a one-time inclusion of certain untaxed foreign earnings and profits in a taxpayer’s Subpart F income. It also allows a deduction for part of the earnings that reduces the tax rate on this income.A taxpayer can elect to pay tax on the income in installments over 8 years. An S corporation shareholder can elect to defer the tax liability until the tax year in which a triggering event occurs.GILTIIRC Sec. 951A requires U.S. shareholders of any controlled foreign corporation to include its share of the CFC’s GILTI in gross income. The GILTI inclusion applies to tax years beginning after 2017.FDII and GILTI DeductionIRC Sec. 250 allows a corporation with GILTI and FDII to deduct part of that income on its federal return. The deduction reduces the rate of U.S. tax on GILTI and FDII.Participation Exemption DeductionThe TCJA established a participation exemption system for the taxation of foreign income. It replaces a system that taxed earnings from a foreign corporation only after it distributed the income to US shareholders. IRC Sec 245A provides a 100% deduction for dividends received from certain foreign corporations.Massachusetts TreatmentTaxpayers computing Massachusetts excise or income tax liability must include:– IRC Sec 965 repatriation income; and– IRC Sec. 951A GILTI.Massachusetts does not allow the:– IRC Sec 965 deduction for excise or income taxpayers;– IRC Sec. 250 FDII or GILTI deduction for excise taxpayers; or– IRC Sec. 245A participation exemption deduction for excise taxpayers.Massachusetts treats the repatriation income and GILTI as dividend income. So, excise taxpayers can claim a dividends received deduction for 95% of that income if they meet stock ownership requirements.A corporation must exclude repatriation income or GILTI from the sales factor of its apportionment formula. A financial institution must also exclude this income from the receipts factor of its apportionment formula. The apportionment guidance on repatriation income for financial institutions represents a change in previous guidance. This resulted from changes later enacted by supplemental budget legislation (TAXDAY, 2018/10/26, S.8).Massachusetts taxpayers cannot elect to pay tax liability on repatriation income in installments. An S corporation shareholder also cannot defer Massachusetts tax liability on that income.Working Draft TIR 19-XX: Massachusetts Implications of Selected International Provisions of the Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Massachusetts Department of Revenue, January 16, 2019Login to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.last_img read more