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Pumas’ mixed results

first_imgTHE Pakenham Pumas Baseball Club opened up the Dandenong Base ball Association’s 2010 season with a win and a loss…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Liverpool knocked out of Champions League by Atletico’s extra-time triple

first_imgHolders Liverpool crashed out of the Champions League in the last 16 after Atletico Madrid struck three times in extra time to earn a shock 3-2 victory at Anfield on Wednesday that sent them through 4-2 on aggregate.After falling 2-0 down on the night, substitute Marcos Llorente struck twice in extra time and Alvaro Morata added a late third to ensure a famous victory for Diego Simeone’s side against a Liverpool team unbeaten in their last 25 home games in European competition.Liverpool, trailing 1-0 from the first leg, broke through two minutes before halftime when Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain burst to the byline and pulled back a cross to Georginio Wijnaldum who powered an angled header into the bottom corner.After the interval Liverpool peppered Atletico keeper Jan Oblak but the Spaniards survived and almost pulled off a last-minute shock when a header from Saul Niguez was ruled out for offside.Liverpool took the lead in the tie four minutes into extra time with Roberto Firmino heading against the post and then driving home the loose ball.Yet then it all went wrong for Juergen Klopp’s side — a dreadful pass out from goalkeeper Adrian straight to Joao Felix, gifted Atletico the ball and Llorente punished the Liverpool keeper for his error with a precise shot into the far corner.Llorente then produced a carbon-copy finish as Liverpool’s defence backed off following good work on the counter from Morata to end Liverpool’s hopes of defending their European crown. Morata put the icing on the cake in the final moments after a breakaway.last_img read more

PH’s Carlo Biado, Jeff De Luna fall to Austrians in World Cup of Pool final

first_img11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia PLAY LIST 00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption Austria, meanwhile, also made short work of Spain, 9-3, in their semifinal matchup.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted In dire straits LATEST STORIES Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks Ukrainian prime minister resigns after recordings published “I feel really great, I am really happy to win,” said He. “It means the world, especially playing with Albin. We play great together and it is a joy for me to play with him.“I was a little nervous in the first round but Albin helped me out and after that I played really well. I didn’t feel like this when we won in 2017.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsIt was the second time in three years that He and Oushcan won the title after hoisting the trophy in 2017.The Philippines entered the championship round after turning back Netherland, 9-6, in the semifinal. Mario He and Albin Oushcan of Austria hoist the trophy after beating Carlo Biado and Jeff De Luna of the Philippines in the 2019 World Cup of Pool final in Leicester, United Kingdom. Photo from matchroompool.comThe Philippines’ Carlo Biado and Jeff De Luna bowed to Austria’s Mario He and Abin Oushcan in the 2019 World Cup of Pool final Sunday at Morningside Arena in Leicester, United Kingdom.Biado and De Luna, who made the finals for the first time, took home $30,000 while He and Oushcan bagged $60,000.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing View comments Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Baylast_img read more

CARPHA records 303 confirmed cases of dengue in Guyana

first_imgThe Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has recorded 303 confirmed cases of dengue in Guyana, as of the first week of August.According to a report released by the Agency, the laboratory confirmed 303 cases – which is a long climb from 142 probable cases in 2015. Recently, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) had published a Zika-Epidemiological Report on Guyana and had reported the rise in dengue cases.However, that report indicated that there were 303 probable cases of the disease which had not yet been confirmed. According to the report, there was an incident rate of 37.5 cases per 100,000 of the Guyanese population.Of recent, dengue has been eclipsed by the emergence of Chikungunya and Zika, all of which are transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. The symptoms of all three of the viruses are identical, making it difficult to differentiate them. The symptoms include fever, rash, headache, and muscle and joint pain.Although, the Public Health Ministry has embarked on an intense fogging exercise and donation of treated mosquito nets, critics are calling on the institution to set up a strong education and awareness programme against the spread of the virus and its agent.Also, while the CARPHA has trained two Guyanese medical technologists from the National Public Health Reference Laboratory to test for the three vector-borne diseases, Guyana continues to send samples to the Agency in Trinidad and Tobago for testing.The laboratory in Guyana was selected to be the principal testing site, since the cases of mosquito-borne diseases in the country were on the rise. So far, there have been 5375 reported cases of Chikungunya, with 264 confirmed cases and 35 confirmed cases of Zika in Guyana.The Ministry has urged persons to get rid of breeding sites for mosquitoes by disposing of old tyres and containers in their yards that have stagnant water. They were also urged to keep their drains and waterways clean and dispose of their garbage properly.last_img read more


first_imgThe newest entrant to the Donegal North East election campaign, Ryan Stewart, is pledging to support those who are most vulnerable and worst affected by the economic downturn.Anti-VRT campaigner has proposed a plan to significantly write-down personal debt levels and overhaul bankruptcy laws, showing that he is much more than a single-issue candidate.His plan, entitled “NAMA for the people” is designed to reduce personal debt levels in a structured way to allow those in difficulty to obtain court protection while they try to get a handle on their finances, protect mortgage holders who are in difficulty, and over a five year period, remove the high levels of personal debt in the county. Mr. Stewart told “The banking crisis has had wide-reaching implications for ordinary people, who were not at fault for the financial collapse in this country, resulting in large sections of society being unable to pay their debts.“We have watched while those at fault have been repeatedly bailed out by the taxpayer, families juggle what money they have left to try and keep their heads above water and the government who endorsed the bailout offered no protection, instead committing us to protect those who have left us in this mess. People have been asking ‘Where’s my NAMA?’ and I have a solution.“My proposal offers assistance and encourages people to manage their money, however this plan is further reaching than the service currently provided by MABS.“We cannot write down large portions of mortgages, as this will ultimately lead to a second liquidity crisis for the banks, and unless action is taken, there will be huge increases in mortgage defaults over the next four years as the austerity measures take full effect.” The Cardonagh-based candidate insists he is a serious candidate and that he can given Donegal North East a truely independent voice in Dail Eireann.He insisted: “We have to help those at risk of defaulting on their mortgages and losing their homes. Deferring interest is not enough as a measure either, as this still leaves high monthly repayments, particularly for those who availed of high ratio mortgages of up to 100%.“My proposal would have two angles. Firstly, the banks should be obliged to renegotiate mortgages to allow people to switch to interest-only repayments. This will allow for significant breathing space for those in difficulty.“Secondly, we must introduce something akin to the UK’s Individual Voluntary Arrangements (IVAs) which takes account of the total amount of a person’s debt. Mortgages are given preferential treatment under this plan, to ensure that the interest is paid, and all other personal debt is calculated, written down and repayment spread over a five year period.“The amount repaid would be based on a means-assessment which would take account of weekly expenditure, including bills, grocery costs, transport etc. Total income from employment, social welfare and any benefits is then calculated. The balance of the total of weekly living requirements and mortgage repayments, are then taken from the total income and this is allocated to creditors. “IVAs exist at present in the UK and offer the protection of the courts to those following the plan, so there is a road map there which can be followed, and can be implemented quickly. They are monitored by professionally qualified Insolvency Practitioners and are subject to a binding contract.“These insolvency practitioners assume total control of the individual’s debts, removing the threat of Sheriff seizures, debt collection calls and so on. All creditors would be dealt with, not just those who shouted loudest.“I am aware that this is something that the Law Reform Commission is looking at but it needs to be accelerated greatly to be brought before the Dail in the first session following the election not delayed until 2012 or beyond.“For those who do not have significant other personal debt, the option of switching to interest only for five years would still be available, and people would still have the option of returning to their previous agreements at the end of the term, however any additional cash available would be placed in a form of 5-year endowment, however this again would be based on necessity. “Performing mortgages where the individual is not in any particular difficulty would not qualify for the scheme, so there would be an assessment of means carried out.“This actually results in a higher return per euro of debt for the creditor too, as it removes expensive legal costs in pursuing the debt, and gets them something back instead of a complete default or non-payment of the debt.“At the end of the term, as the economy recovers, people will have jobs, house prices will have recovered leaving lower levels of negative equity, and there would be a lump sum injection of capital to the lenders in the form of endowment maturity, taking the burden off the taxpayer.“My election pledge is that I would protect the most vulnerable in our society, and this plan will do that, but extends to all levels of society. I have much more to offer than one issue and over the coming weeks I will prove my credentials to represent the people of Donegal North East with an alternative to what is being offered by the mainstream parties.”DONEGAL NORTH EAST INDEPENDENT STEWART UNVEILS PLANS FOR ‘NAMA FOR THE PEOPLE’ was last modified: December 13th, 2010 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

June Edwards age 73

first_imgMrs. June Edwards age 73 of Campbellsburg passed away Thursday, November 10 at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.Mrs. Edwards was born May 24, 1943 in Salem the daughter of Harry Verlin Royse and Opal Marie Dotts Gray.  She was the retired owner of Sunsational Tanning and Kimmy’s Closet in Campbellsburg.  She was a member of the First Christian Church in Salem.June is survived by her husband:  Jack Edwards of Campbellsburg, a daughter:  Kim Ison (Rick) of Otisco, a step-son:  Justin Edwards (Melinda) of Leslie County, Kentucky, four sisters:  Karen McVay of Salem, Pat Hawn of Scottsburg, Freda Swillinger of Louisville and Betty Schmittler of Scottsburg, three grandchildren:  Xander Ison, Kira and Kameron Edwards.  She was preceded in death by her parents. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11:00AM at Weathers Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be Monday from 4-8PM and Tuesday from 9AM-time of service.last_img read more

Gabel rolls short of city record

first_imgIn Oct. 6 Thursday United Men league action at Rose Bowl Lanes, Jed Gabel rolled games of 290, 265, and 300 for an 855 series. Gabel nearly beat the Marshfield city series record, which he currently holds at 868. Gabel had a 213 average heading into the night of his 300 game and 855 series, and he has nine previously sanctioned 800 series as well as 19 perfect games. (Submitted photo)last_img

IATA calls on Europe’s ‘Green Deal’ to embrace biofuels

first_imgPhoto: Brisbane Airport The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is seeking support for sustainable aviation fuel as part of the European Union’s “Green Deal” push to reduce carbon emissions and build a new energy economy.The airline industry sees biofuels as a longer-term answer to reducing carbon emissions but has had limited success in persuading governments to provide meaningful support for the technology.The fuels have been tested in more than 215,000 commercial flights and have the potential to cut carbon emissions by 80 percent on a life-cycle basis.But making sustainable aviation fuels (SAFs) available on an economically viable basis has proved tricky and they currently supply just 0.1 percent of aviation’s energy needs a decade after the first test flight.READ: A350 boosts SAS sustainability in flight-shaming battle.More recently, there has been a flurry of research into electric and hybrid electric planes but these are likely to be some way off and are aimed at short-haul operations.Long-haul aircraft will still need liquid fuel for the foreseeable future and SAF’s are a major component of its plan to cut emissions to half 2005 levels by 2050.There is some hope on the horizon: The International Air Transport Association says there are currently 14 SAF production facilities operating, under construction or in the final stages of financing and planning.These will take the industry some way to a goal of having 2 percent of aviation fuel from non-fossil sources by 2025, a point it sees as a tipping point in terms of viability.But IATA says more progress is needed.IATA director general Alexandre de Juniac told the Sustainable Innovation Forum in Madrid on Tuesday that the industry had high hopes for the Green Deal.The Green Deal wants to overhaul the European economy by, among other things, supporting research and innovation in low-carbon and clean technologies and encouraging more green investment.“We want to be part of Europe’s building of a new energy economy and we will do everything we can to make sustainable aviation fuels a priority for aviation in Europe and around the world,’’ he said in a call for carefully considered policy measures.”Aviation is committed to carbon-neutral growth from 2020 and has an industry-leading global carbon offset plan for international airlines called CORSIA to help it achieve that.The IATA boss said this would cover most of the anticipated growth in aviation emissions but there was a need for more states, including several big travel markets, to join from day one.He also cautioned against states introducing taxes that could undermine the scheme.“Taxes are a politician’s way out. They are easy to put in place and make it look like action is being taken.“But in aviation, they rarely have the desired environmental benefit, and simply cut off travel options from lower-income consumers.“It takes more time and more effort to put in place a package of measures that can actually reduce emissions in the long-term. But that approach is a hundred times more beneficial than a blunt tax.”CORSIA, however, is seen as an interim measure while other technologies are developed.De Juniac said the role of governments in energy transition had been mapped in the successful development of solar and wind solutions for power generation.He called for aviation to be the priority when it came to sustainable liquid fuels.“Electrification of road vehicles is tried, tested, scalable and on the market today,’’ he said.“Aviation should be a policy priority because it does not have a near-term electrification option.”Traditional energy suppliers also need to prioritize investment in SAF, the IATA boss said.“The major oil companies have the expertise, the distribution networks and – importantly – the financial power to make a real difference,’’ he said.“I call on them to make this an absolute priority, helping to underpin global connectivity for future generations by making sustainable aviation fuels a commercial reality.”last_img read more

California ~ Corporate, Personal Income Taxes: FTB to Follow Federal Procedures for Certain Accounting Method Changes

first_imgCCH Tax Day ReportThe California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) announced that it is withdrawing FTB Notice 96-3, which declared that the FTB would not follow the federal procedures for a change of accounting method involving previously unclaimed but allowable depreciation or amortization deductions provided by IRS Revenue Procedure 96-31 (1996-1 C.B. 714). The procedures provided by Revenue Procedure 96-31 have been periodically updated by the IRS in subsequent iterations. The latest iteration is embodied in Revenue Procedure 2016-29. Accordingly, the FTB is following the provisions of Revenue Procedure 2016-29. Furthermore, since the FTB does not provide automatic consent, an accounting method change under Revenue Procedure 2016-29 or any of its other iterations may only be made (1) if the taxpayer has a deemed California election, or (2) with the prior consent of the FTB.FTB Notice 2017-03, California Franchise Tax Board, April 27, 2017, ¶406-674last_img read more