Sen. Young among lawmakers frustrated over lack of a coronavirus relief package

first_imgCoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Google+ WhatsApp (Saige Driver/95.3 MNC) Lawmakers are growing ever more frustrated with each other as they still cannot come to an agreement on a coronavirus relief package. Republicans continue to blame Democrats for the stalemate over the issue and vice versa.“It’s December and we still don’t have a coronavirus relief package,” said Sen. Todd Young of Indiana. “People are hurting. They’re beyond frustrated with this whole exercise.”Young urged lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to pass what they agree upon right now, and then focus on what they don’t agree upon afterward. So far he says both sides seem to agree on quite a lot in the current Senate version of the bill.“Republicans have actually put forth a package that can be signed into law,” he said. “One that provides to schools and students. One that provides assistance to our hard-hit small businesses.”However, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), calls the bill “partisan” and urged Republicans and Democrats alike that both sides need to be willing to compromise. He said a coronavirus relief bill needs to be a “top priority.”Young believes that Democrats are not making COVID relief a top priority.“It seems the House is focused on other priorities,” said Young. “We just heard that they are focused on something pertaining to marijuana and giving more consideration to marijuana policy. That can be debated, but the far left needs to sort of cool their jets right now.”He again mentioned his RESTART Act, a bipartisan bill he co-authored with Democratic Sen. Michael Bennett of Colorado. He said the bill now has 58 co-sponsors in the Senate and around 180 in the House.Young said both chambers need to at least pass the RESTART Act in order to renew Paycheck Protection Program loans and provide other means of assistance to the country’s small businesses.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday they have an idea of what President Trump would be willing to sign in to law, now it’s a matter of getting more feedback from lawmakers in Congress. Twitter Pinterest Pinterest By Network Indiana – December 2, 2020 1 316 Sen. Young among lawmakers frustrated over lack of a coronavirus relief package Facebook WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+ Previous articleSanta Claus is coming to town, but you’ll have to set an appointment.Next articlePublic won’t be allowed at caucus to replace Rep. Christy Stutzman Network Indianalast_img read more

Deception Bay offering plenty of options for buyers

first_imgThe home at 20 Bailey Rd, Deception Bay sold at auction.ASPIRING renovators are proving keen to buy into Deception Bay, with several vying for a two-storey fixer-upper that went under the hammer.The home at 20 Bailey Rd sold for $230,000. Raine and Horne Morayfield marketing agent Donna Hannon said the auction in Deception Bay attracted several bidders and resulted in a “solid price”.“There was a bit of back and forth on the day and the eventual buyers were locals,” she said. Ms Hannon said she wasn’t surprised by how the sale played out. “There was quite a bit of interest when we were marketing the property,” she said. More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019“And I had a mixed bag of buyers. “It was great renovator’s delight or a great starter for someone wanting to begin their property portfolio.“It required a bit of work and I think that’s what got people in the door initially. There are quite a lot of people out there who are willing to take on a renovation.” Ms Hannon said the Deception Bay market was picking up.She said buyers had their pick of well-presented, renovated homes closer to the water and renovation projects at the more affordable end of the market. “I’m finding that a lot of people are liking the renovators — they can add their own touch,” she said. According to the latest CoreLogic Market Trends report, the median house price in Deception Bay is $340,000. The data also showed 399 houses sold in the area in the 12 months to December, 2016.last_img read more

Dominican based in New York launches website to help businesses reduce cost

first_imgLocalNews Dominican based in New York launches website to help businesses reduce cost by: – July 16, 2012 Share Sharing is caring! Tweet Sharecenter_img Share 36 Views   one comment Glenford RoyerNEW YORK, July 16th 2012: Onlinestaffers.com, the internet’s micro- outsourcing marketplace, has established a presence in the Big Apple. Today Onlinestaffers.com went live, linking New York small businesses with independent professionals or service providers online.Through onlinestaffers.com, New York small businesses will instantly be able to outsource basically any project they envision – regardless of whether it be web design, email marketing, article rewriting, market research or software engineering- whenever they want, for significantly less than the cost they would pay to hire traditionally. Posting projects take only a few seconds, and in a matter of minutes service providers from around New York start placing bids. The typically project is below $300, making it amazingly cost-effective for business to have all types of jobs completed. “We’re delighted for being able to launch in New York today.” said Glenford Royer, Manager of Onlinestaffers.com, “New York is the city of opportunity and promise for many people. There are over 1,700,000 small businesses all over New York, that anxiously need to get tasks accomplish cost effectively to expand their businesses.” “We are very happy to provide New Yorker small business owners with an online platform that will allow them to achieve greater levels of efficiency in their various businesses”. Recently completed projects include the design of an email campaign for a freelance service (2 bids, $145 average), writing of a business plan for a gift giving business (10 bids, $250 average) and design of a corporate logo for a small company in the Caribbean, $37 average). Press Releaselast_img read more

Indiana DNR releases ‘Free Fishing’ days for 2019

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Indiana Department of Natural Resources officials say “Free Fishing” days in 2019 will be April 20, May 18 and June 1, 2. Indiana residents do not need a fishing license or trout-salmon stamp on these days.A complete schedule of state fishing activities is available by clicking here.last_img

In 2015-16, WHS girls basketball team breaks state 3-point percentage record; shatters at least 15 school records

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +3 Vote up Vote down Marvin Parkey · 229 weeks ago Great season Ladies. Looking forward to next year with the Ladies returning and the one’s coming up. Thank you coaches for all the time you spend with these Ladies. Report Reply 0 replies · active 229 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The 2015-16 Wellington girls basketball team has accumulated at least 14 Wellington High School records this season, but also has a Kansas state record.According to records from the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame, the Wellington girls now hold the highest 3-point field goal attempt percentage in the history of high school girls basketball.Wellington shot 43 percent from beyond the three-point arch this season, obliterating the previous record of 40.2 percent success rate by the 2002 Frontenac team. The Lady Dukes made 145 shots in 338 attempts. Frontenac was 49 out of 122 in 2002.“What is so remarkable about that is the number of 3-pointers we shot compared to them,” said Eric Adams, Wellington head girls basketball coach. “Naturally, the more you shoot, the more you potentially miss.”There was some debate whether or not the record should have included just the regular season or include the post season games. But the percentage did not taper off much during the post season despite the increase in competition.As far as the school record book, the 2015-16 WHS girls were as dominating as they were on the court and with post-season honors.Wellington accumulated at least 15 school records in 2015-16. (All the season stats can be found here).2015-16 Wellington High School girls basketball records: Best WHS team record percentage: 24-1. The 1945 boys state championship basketball team went 22-3 – winning 88 percent of the time. This year’s girls won 96 percent of their games.Most wins in a season: 24. 1945 team had 22. The WHS girls team of 2012 had 21.First girls state placing: This year’s third place finish marked the first time a WHS girls team has placed in the state basketball tournament or won a game for that matter. John Floyd’s 1949 team was the last state placer in WHS basketball history, finishing third.First undefeated regular season: 20-0. No WHS basketball team, boys or girls, until this year went undefeated during the regular season.First Girls League Title: AV-CTL D-IV 10-0. In 2012, WHS girls lost its first two AV-CTL DIV games in December, but would go undefeated the rest of the way. Andale would only lose once that year.Current regular season winning streak: 24. The WHS team currently has the longest regular season streak in school history. The last time, Wellington lost a regular season game was against Andale at home in overtime in 2014-15. The Lady Dukes would proceed to win the final four regular season games before winning all 20 this year.School record scoring season: Grace Mitchell – 530. Mitchell just knocked out Lyndsie Davis’ 524 points scored in the 2002-03 season.Free throws in season: 274. The 2008-09 club shot 268.3-point Field goals made: 145. The previous record was 90.Rebounds: 785. The 1996-97 team rebounded 773.Defensive rebounds: 514. The 1996-97 team nabbed 470 defensive rebounds.Assists: 315. The 1996-97 team had 285.Blocks: 154. The 2004-05 team had 95.3 points made in game: 13. Wellington hit 13 of them vs. Andale at home. Allegedly, the 2011-12 team scored 13 in one game as well. Interestingly, the state record is 17.First all stater — Mitchell became the first first-team all state basketball player from WHS in school history. Davis was second team All-State in 2005 and Brandi Flisram was second team in 1997.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Nurmagomedov returns to hero’s welcome, blasts ‘dimwit’ McGregor

first_imgKaspiysk, Russia | AFP | Russia’s Khabib Nurmagomedov said he had “shut up that dimwit” Conor McGregor as he lapped up a hero’s welcome on his return to his native Dagestan following the successful defence of his UFC lightweight crown against the Irishman.“Khabib! Khabib!” a crowd of some 20,000 fans chanted to welcome the unbeaten champion in an arena in the town of Kaspiysk, 14 kilometres from Dagestan’s main city of Makhachkala.Excited by Nurmagomedov’s appearance, hundreds of his compatriots broke through lines of stewards and pushed their way onto the pitch, trying to get as close as possible to the champion.“Thank you, brothers,” replied Nurmagomedov, who showed off his champion’s belt to the crowd.On Saturday Nurmagomedov defended his Ultimate Fighting Championship world title after putting McGregor in a brutal chokehold and forcing the Irish superstar to ‘tap out’ during a fourth round submission.It took his unbeaten professional record to 27-0 and 11-0 in UFC bouts.“I’d prayed to the Almighty every day not to have injuries, for it all happen,” Nurmagomedov said.“I wanted to shut up that dimwit up to prove the difference between our people and his people. “Nobody can break us, our people have a great history,” he boasted. “Hopefully, I’ve justified your expectations.”Although eventually awarded his championship belt, the Russian is still awaiting confirmation of whether he will receive 1.5 million dollars prize money following a post-fight fracas that saw him jump over the octagon and attack one of McGregor’s training partners, Dillon Danis.A dramatic free-for-all ensued, with members of Nurmagomedov’s entourage jumping into the octagon to attack McGregor as stunned officials battled to restore order.It proved a dramatic climax to weeks of media posturing between the bitter rivals, during which the brash Irishman stoked the flames through a series of insults about Nurmagomedov’s family and his Muslim religion.As security tried to quell the chaos in the crowd, the exhausted McGregor eventually departed in a huddle of security personnel.Nurmagomedov was also hustled out surrounded by security officers as the pro-McGregor crowd jeered and threw drinks at him.The UFC chief Dana White refused to hand Nurmagomedov his belt in the Octagon, saying he feared it would further inflame the crowd.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

It is Arsenal vs Chelsea after Aubameyang hat-trick

first_imgAubameyang (right) celebrates with Lacazaette. They face Chelsea in final.Aubameyang hat-trick as Arsenal sweep into Europa League finalValencia, Spain | AFP | Chelsea will take on London rivals Arsenal in the Europa League final after scraping past Eintracht Frankfurt 4-3 on penalties following a 1-1 semi-final, second leg draw on Thursday.Eden Hazard struck the decisive spot-kick after the two sides could not be separated over 120 minutes in what could be the Belgian’s last match at Stamford Bridge, with the tie level at 2-2 on aggregate after Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s 28th-minute opener for Chelsea was cancelled out by Luka Jovic four minutes after the break.Chelsea made it a clean sweep for English teams in European finals this season and will battle it out with Arsenal in Baku on May 29 after Unai Emery’s side beat Valencia 7-3 on aggregateAt that game, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang fired Arsenal into the Europa League final by scoring the hat-trick that ended Valencia’s hopes of another dramatic European comeback.Trailing 3-1 from the first leg, Valencia made the perfect start at Mestalla when Kevin Gameiro finished at the back post but goals from Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette left the home side needing four in 40 minutes.Gameiro scored again to spark hopes of a revival to trump even the efforts of Liverpool and Tottenham this week before Aubameyang hit his second and then completed a brilliant hat-trick to seal a 4-2 win, 7-3 on aggregate.It keeps alive Arsenal’s chance of securing a place in the Champions League next season and, realistically, their last chance, given they need to overturn three points and an eight-goal swing on Tottenham in the Premier League this weekend.Standing in their way in Baku on May 29 will be London rivals Chelsea.Valencia had been relying on the Europa League for Champions League qualification too, given they sit three points behind Getafe, who face a demoralised Barcelona on Sunday, with two games left in La Liga.But over the two legs, Marcelino’s side could have few complaints. They were second best at Emirates Stadium and defensively frantic here.Arsenal, usually so fragile away from home, picked them off with ease as Aubameyang and Lacazette, boasting 48 goals between them this season, proved themselves to be a first-class attack in a second-tier competition.“Auba was unbelievable tonight,” Lacazaette told BT Sport. “We have played badly in the Premier League during the last month and now we have to use this opportunity. We want to play in the Champions League next season and we want the trophy.” — Pain for Spain —Thursday’s result means there will be no Spanish team in either European final for the first time since 2013, and only the second time in 10 years.Valencia made a brilliant start as Jose Gaya headed wide at the near post and Goncalo Guedes fired over, with Petr Cech playing for time as early as the fifth minute in the hope of a chance for breath.Instead, Arsenal conceded, caught upfield after Alex Maitland-Niles shot at Neto, who rolled out to launch the counter-attack. Rodrigo swept wide to Guedes and ran ahead of him, receiving and firing to the back post, where Gameiro slid in.Valencia looked like they could score six let alone the one more required, only for Arsenal to find an equaliser against the run of play.Cech punted downfield and Lacazette flicked on, with Aubameyang nipping in and, before his opponents could recover, driving into the bottom corner.The rest of the half was high on intensity but low on quality as Valencia struggled to reboot. Aubameyang shot at Neto and Lacazette’s whipped effort clipped the outside of the post.Half-time should have been timely for the hosts but it was Arsenal that scored shortly after.Dani Parejo’s careless pass put them in trouble before Gaya was outmuscled. Lucas Torreira found Lacazette, who spun out of the clutches of Cristiano Piccini and buried the ball into the corner.The tie looked done, Valencia needing four in 40 minutes, but they got one back eight minutes later, Gameiro diverting Rodrigo’s shot in after Daniel Wass had cut back.Valencia believed again but only briefly because Aubameyang struck again. Maitland-Niles ghosted past Guedes and crossed to the near post, where Aubameyang was too quick for Gabriel Paulista.Some of Valencia’s fans headed for the exits and even more followed when Aubameyang lashed another shot into the roof of the net for his third, and Arsenal’s fourth.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Hope propels Red Force to handsome win

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, (CMC):Opener Kyle Hope stroked his second half-century of the game to fire Trinidad and Tobago Red Force to a convincing nine-wicket victory over Windward Islands Volcanoes inside three days, in their opening round of the Regional Four-Day Championship here Sunday night.Set a mere 155 for victory, Red Force sped to their target just after the final drinks break of the night at Queen’s Park Oval, with the right-handed Hope finishing unbeaten on 79 to follow up his first innings 56.He dominated a 61-run opening stand with Jeremy Solozano who made 19, and added a further 96 for the second wicket with Yannic Cariah who was unbeaten on 52 at the end.The victory gave Red Force 18 points, while Volcanoes took four from the heavy defeat.Earlier, the visitors had fallen for 254 in their second innings, after resuming the penultimate day on 135 for four.Tail-ender Shane Shillingford whacked an attacking top score of 65 off 99 deliveries, while Sunil Ambris, unbeaten on 16 overnight, made 43.Volcanoes’ start was a good one as Ambris and Kavem Hodge (16) extended their fifth wicket stand to 53 before being separated.The right-handed Ambris faced 72 balls and struck four fours and a six before he was one of two wickets to fall in the space of three deliveries from leg-spinner Imran Khan.He went caught at the wicket by Steven Katwaroo, and captain Liam Sebastien followed two deliveries later in identical manner, without scoring.VOLCANOES’ DISMISSALShillingford, who belted three fours and five sixes, then rallied the innings by adding 21 with Hodge for the seventh wicket and 49 for the eighth with Mervin Matthew (10), before Volcanoes were dismissed in the third over after lunch.Imran Khan was the best bowler with five for 81.Barbadian Hope then took centre stage in an innings laced with eight fours and a six, which came from 122 balls in a shade over 2-3/4 hours.When the left-handed Solozano was lbw to Shillingford, Cariah arrived to further the stand by striking five fours in a 102-ball knock.Red Force host long-time rivals Barbados Pride in the second round of the Regional Four-Day Championship starting Friday.last_img read more

World Cup Crib Notes Day 16

The World Cup’s knockout stage begins Saturday, with both matchups pitting South American teams against each other. Lose and they’re gone.Brazil vs. Chile 12 p.m. EDTColombia vs. Uruguay 4 p.m. EDTIN BRIEFSee our World Cup predictions for the latest probabilities.IN DEPTHUruguay must face Colombia without striker Luis Suárez, who has been suspended nine games for eating a little Italian (defender Giorgio Chiellini) during Uruguay’s 1-0 victory over Italy on Tuesday. That’s good news for Colombian players who don’t care to be sampled like beef jerky, but bad news for Uruguay, which has proven itself to be more effective with Suárez than without him.Suárez’s teammates missed him when sat out Uruguay’s June 14 Group D match against Costa Rica because of tenderness from a knee operation three weeks earlier. Although Uruguay possessed the ball 56 percent of the time, it managed just nine shots (compared to Costa Rica’s 13), with only three on target. Without Suárez, Uruguay couldn’t finish and lost 3-1.Contrast that to Uruguay’s 2-1 victory over England on June 19. With Suárez in the lineup, the Uruguayans possessed the ball only 37 percent of the time but made the most of their opportunities: Suárez took Uruguay’s only two shots on frame and converted on both. He didn’t score when the team edged Italy 1-0, but he took a good bite out of the Italians’ concentration, and the Uruguayans scored soon after.The Colombians are led by attacking midfielder James Rodríguez, who has three goals and two assists in the tournament. Our World Cup predictive model gives Colombia a 69 percent chance of beating Uruguay.Saturday’s other match pits host Brazil, which won twice and drew once in Group A play, against Chile, which went 2-1 in Group B. ESPN’s Soccer Power Index rates Brazil as the best team in the world, and our model gives it a 41 percent chance of winning the tournament. We give it a 82 percent chance of beating Chile.OFF THE PITCHBrazil and Chile aren’t neighbors, but that hasn’t stopped them from forming close ties, both historically and in the modern day. After winning their independence from Portugal and Spain, respectively, in the early-19th century, their relations began with mutual support in separate conflicts with Argentina. More recently, the two countries signed bilateral agreements in education, culture and research — and that was before Chilean President Michelle Bachelet was re-elected and promised to put more focus on the nation’s relationship with Brazil. But what does that mean for these countries’ trade?According to data from the Observatory of Economic Complexity, the cooperation translates. In 2012, Brazil sent $9.59 billion worth of exports to Chile, but without a focus on one particular product. The biggest share was crude petroleum, at about 26 percent, but public passenger vehicles, bovine meat, footwear, glues and chocolate all had significant shares as well. Flowing in the opposite direction was $8.33 billion worth of Chilean goods. Their breakdown is a little more imbalanced, with cooper making up 55 percent of exports, but the remaining products are well-distributed, with things such as fresh fish, fertilizers, wine and car parts all comprising comparable fractions of exports to Brazil. — Hayley MunguiaFURTHER READINGWhom Do You Root For When Your Team Gets Knocked Out of the World Cup?The U.S.’s Odds of Beating Belgium And Every Other World Cup OpponentThe Germans Are Young, in Their Prime, And Really, Really Good read more