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COVID-19 Case Update: PBC 6,477; Average Age Decreases

August 12, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: kkcykwsge.

first_imgMiami-Dade County: 18,456 cases-722 deaths-Men: 9,176, Women: 9,083-3,085 hospitalizations-232 new reported cases since Tuesday-9 new reported deaths since TuesdayTesting in Florida:-Total Tests: 1,081,825-Positive: 58,764-Negative: 1,022,149-Overall Percentage of Positive Cases: 5.4%In the three weeks since Palm Beach County reopened, COVID-19 cases have risen.The county was adding about 68 positive cases per day before reopening May 11, whereas the number now averages about 100. Patients ages 25 to 44 account for most of the new cases, according to Dr. Alina Alonso, Palm Beach County director for the Florida Department of Health. According to the Department of Health, there were 58,764 total cases of COVID-19 in Florida as of Wednesday. That’s 1,317 more cases than the previous day.At least 2,566 Florida residents have died from COVID-19, as 36 new deaths were reported.Palm Beach County: 6,477 cases-359 deaths-Men: 3,238; Women: 3,129-1,237 hospitalizations-84 new reported cases since Tuesday-8 new reported deaths since TuesdayBroward County: 7,339 cases-317 deaths-Men: 3,526, Women: 3,638-1,575 hospitalizations-91 new reported cases since Tuesday-1 new reported death since Tuesdaylast_img read more

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Musicians Donate Time, Talent to Help Jersey Shore

August 4, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: kkcykwsge.

first_imgLAKE COMO – The Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation (JSJBF) will host its 13th Annual Harpin’ Help from 12:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. Sunday, April 21, at Bar Anticipation, 703 Sixteenth Ave.The all-day music event features continuous live music and harmonica acts organized by local musician Sandy Mack. The event will generate funding for JSJBF’S operational expenses and collect nonperishable food items and paper products for Lunch Break of Red Bank.Mack of Wall Township, who is a volunteer for the Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation, has been putting Harpin’ Help together throughout its history.“Harpin’ Help offers something for everyone with a variety of musical styles and artists,” said Mack who is a harmonica player. “We all enjoy getting together each year to share our talents to benefit the Jersey Shore jazz and blues community and people in need.”All ages are welcome to attend the day of live music on two stages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. There will be 50/50 raffles, food available for purchase and a cash bar.Admission is $20 at the door or $15 when a guest brings a minimum of two cans of nonperishable food items or paper goods.Additional information about Harpin’ Help 2013, is available by visiting the Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation website at www.jsjbf.org  or calling 732-933-1984.last_img read more

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Improving Star’s chemistry priority for Victolero for next season

January 19, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: kkcykwsge.

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DAY6 is for everybody Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy 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 award LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netStar was plagued with severals problems in its three semifinal exits in the 2016-2017 PBA season.But head coach Chito Victolero knows one of the things they are lacking the most is not something that can be found in the stat sheets.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up View comments Star, one of the most illustrious franchises in the PBA with 13 championships, was a mere shadow of its historic past when it failed to post a winning record during the one-year tenure of Jason Webb at the head coaching seat.Victolero was then tasked to right the ship and bring the franchise back to its glorious past but the Hotshots have yet to win a championship against.“There’s the talent, the love and trust we have for each other that’s the thing we should improve on,” said Victolero. “We already have that now, but we need to improve on that. If we want to go to the next level, we have to improve on our chemistry.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed “I think our chemistry, that’s the area we need to improve on,” said Victolero after the Hotshots bowed out of Governors’ Cup semifinals Thursday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Meralco was Star’s latest conqueror, taking the semifinals series in three straight games with the last one decided in overtime, 91-88.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogVictolero inherited a Star team in 2016 that failed to enter the playoffs for a whole year after ruling the league for four straight conferences from 2013 to 2014.“During my first season, chemistry was the first thing I focused on, I think it needs more improvement,” said Victolero in Filipino. “There are a lot of new players and I initiated a new system. I think chemistry and teamwork is what we need to work on because the talent is there.” Where does Pasaol’s 49-point game stack up against past scoring outbursts? MOST READ How to help the Taal evacueeslast_img read more

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‘Reclaim the Economy by Becoming Entrepreneurs’

January 14, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: kkcykwsge.

first_imgMr. John B.S. Davies III, President of the Liberia Bank for Development and Investment (LBDI), has told graduates of the University of Liberia (UL) College of Business and Public Administration to reclaim the Liberian economy by creating opportunities for themselves through entrepreneurship rather than simply relying on jobs, which he said are now in limited supply in the private sector. “Today we witness a different dynamic in time. Supply of men and women on the job market seems to quadruple the demand quite strangely,” said Mr. Davies when he delivered the commencement address at the college’s graduation yesterday. More than 1,000 students received bachelor degrees in economics, public administration, accounting and management. Mr. Davies spoke on the topic “Relevance of business education in the roll out of our post war reconstruction program as encapsulated in the agenda for transformation.” He said less than 10 percent of business graduates are business owners and self-employed with the capability to employ others. “This situation has to change if many more youth must be encouraged to embrace education as the path to what in the words of the late Professor Joe Weatu Elliot, former chairman of the [UL] management department, who said ‘critical thinking and analytical reasoning are the necessary ingredients for emancipation from mental slavery and intellectual decadence,”’ Mr. Davies said. He said that the college was founded to provide the necessary training that would be required to build the country’s succeeding generations of business leaders and entrepreneurs, to provide the springboard from which the economy will be well within the control of Liberians and to serve a catalytic role in the tedious task of wealth creation and labor employment for the capable young people of the nation who have shown to deserve a chance.Reflecting on his time at the university dating back seventeen years ago when he and more than 400 others graduated from the college, the guest speaker said it was not lost on them that the university was perceived as the institution with the three Ds—difficult to enter, difficult to pass through and difficult to exit successfully. “The attrition rate was more than 50%, but in fairness to our days, the assimilation rate in the job market was also higher than 50%,” he recollected. “The University was seen as that great beacon of hope. The hope that being a truck loader in the Free Port of Monrovia or a gasoline seller by jars along the streets of metropolitan city of Monrovia, or even a peanuts or cookies seller, as some of us in college managed to do as a means of getting by, were only temporary chores intended to keep you out of financial troubles while keeping your prime focus on your school work,” he added.Davies said those were the days when one’s ability to land the dream job of his/her expectations lay in his/her hands, adding, “The incentive to be better at every opportunity was far too appealing to spend time in needless idleness and indolence.”Mr. Davies proffered two recommendations, saying, “It is about time that we review our programs and products from the job market demands perspective rather than the academician perspective; we must find resources to strengthen the business intelligence and research arm of the College of Business.”Speaking earlier, the Dean of the College, Associate Professor Geegbae A. Geegbae said the university received a grant of US $400,000 from the World Bank for capacity building.“The main objective of the project was to upgrade the accountancy program of the department to meet international standards with the following deliverables satisfactorily met,” he said. He said the grant served the purpose of developing the college faculty through faculty visits to the University of Michigan to improve teaching by strengthening faculty capacity, revamped the undergraduate and graduate accounting degree curricula, setting up of a modern computer laboratory, the purchase of text books and the provision of foreign scholarships. For his part, the valedictorian of the graduating class, Genesis B. Kollie, reminded his fellow graduates to make use of their individual comparative advantage, stating, “Fellow graduates, let us know that everyone of us has comparative advantage that we can make efficient and effective use of.”“If you studied accounting, your comparative advantage is in accounting; if you studied economics, your comparative advantage is in economics; if you studied management, your comparative advantage is in management; and if you studied public administration, your comparative advantage is in public administration,” he urged. “By identifying our comparative advantages, we, the microcosm of our larger society, will identify our potential, and we would always have better outputs, qualitatively and quantitatively.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Tommy Lakes Forest Fire continues to grow

January 11, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: kkcykwsge.

first_imgRight now the fire is a modified response fire, which means it is being actively monitored but there are not firefighters currently working the fire. There is a structural protection unit has been setup to protect a nearby compressor station.The Peace River Regional District has issued an evacuation alter for the area.The PRRD says the Evacuation Alert is for anyone in the area following the Sikanni Chief River on the west, to PDR 73/Horn Road on the southwest across to the Braland Creek, east along Conroy Creek, north along Conroy Creek and across back to the Sikanni Chief River. The area is within the oil and gas fields of Tommy Lakes, Conroy Creek, Laprise Creek and Black Creek.- Advertisement -An Evacuation Alert has been issued to prepare you to evacuate your premises should it be found necessary.The PRRD says they’re trying to give as much advance notice as possible prior to evacuation, but you may receive limited notice due to changing condition.Any concerns should be directed to the Regional District at 250 784 3200.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Bush chooses tough judge to fill AG post

January 3, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: kkcykwsge.

first_imgMukasey had an interview with White House staff on Aug. 27, the day Gonzales announced his resignation, a senior administration official said. The president then met Mukasey on Sept. 1 and spent an hour with him. Bush on Monday called Mukasey a “tough but fair judge” and praised his reputation as a smart and strong manager. “Judge Mukasey is clear-eyed about the threat our nation faces,” Bush said. Senators who will vote on Mukasey’s confirmation stopped short of pledging to support him. But most agreed to try to begin quickly confirmation hearings to fill more than a half-dozen vacant senior positions at the scandal-scarred Justice Department. The department has been under siege for months over criticism it was too closely tied to politics under Gonzales’ reign. “I think that he’ll not only provide the president with first-rate legal counsel, but this nomination will go through Congress without much, if any, partisan politicking, and I think the country needs a break from another explosive, controversial nomination,” said Sen. Joe Lieberman, Ind-Conn., who knew Mukasey at Yale Law School in the mid-1960s. Even so, Bush’s pick did little to appease a simmering fight between the White House and Senate Democrats who want the administration to hand over data about its terrorist surveillance program. Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., threatened to hold up Mukasey’s nomination until the White House gives up the information. “Our focus now will be on securing the relevant information we need so we can proceed to schedule fair and thorough hearings,” Leahy said. “Cooperation from the White House will be essential in determining that schedule.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Mukasey, the former chief U.S. district judge in the Manhattan courthouse just blocks from Ground Zero, will likely face a relatively smooth confirmation by a Democratic-led Senate that has demanded new Justice Department leadership for months. He replaces Alberto Gonzales, a Texan who announced his departure three weeks ago amid investigations that began with the firing of U.S. attorneys and mushroomed into doubts about his credibility. Appointed to the bench in 1987 by President Reagan, Mukasey also worked for four years as a trial prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New York’s southern district – one of the Justice Department’s busiest and highest-profile offices in the country. “The department faces challenges vastly different from those it faced when I was an assistant U.S. attorney 35 years ago,” Mukasey, 66, said as he stood next to Bush on the White House lawn. “But the principles that guide the department remain the same: to pursue justice by enforcing the law with unswerving fidelity to the Constitution.” Mukasey said that, if confirmed, he hopes to give Justice employees “the support and the leadership they deserve.” Bush had a close personal relationship going back to Texas with Gonzales, whose resignation was effective Monday. He does not have such ties with Mukasey. POLITICS: Congress is expected to confirm the president’s nominee. By Lara Jakes Jordan THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON – Former federal judge Michael Mukasey, a tough-on-terrorism jurist with an independent streak, was tapped by President Bush on Monday to take over as attorney general and lead a Justice Department accused of being too close to White House politics. last_img read more

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Same-sex couples face double tax troubles

December 30, 2019 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: kkcykwsge.
first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.But critics charge that the Internal Revenue Service largely has remained silent about how registered partners should sort through a raft of confounding inconsistencies. They say the IRS has refused to provide private letter rulings and has not issued any guidance about how the agency is likely to interpret sticky issues. Now, with less than three months left to plan and adjust their finances in 2007, registered partners find themselves in uncharted territory when weighing the tax implications of donating to charity, saving for retirement, buying or selling homes, managing investments – basically, issue after issue that heterosexual married couples can take for granted. For example, Shannon Schwartz and Calvin Kuan of Mountain View must puzzle through the tax ramifications every time they write a check for the mortgage, property taxes and other routine bills. Simply deciding which partner pays the mortgage involves projecting who will get the bigger benefit from the interest deduction on his separate federal return. Other transactions that would be routine nontaxable events between married couples – such as splitting a partner’s income under California’s community property laws – could trigger gift taxes between domestic partners. “So we have to pretend, `Is it my money or his money?’ – when in reality, it’s our money,” Schwartz said. “I guess the IRS doesn’t care about that reality.” Conversely, Patrice Reid says she and her partner maintain separate finances and have structured their investments to minimize their taxes as single taxpayers. That’s likely to cost them state taxes because their incomes will be combined on their California return, but it would be more costly to unwind her portfolio at this stage. “We’re really being treated as second-class citizens on the federal level,” the 42-year-old Campbell resident said. “I think California is trying to be progressive, but the federal government is lagging.” The problem has been building for years. In 1999, California became the first state to create a registry for domestic partners, which comprises both same-sex couples and heterosexual couples with at least one partner older than age 62. Later laws gave registered partners many of the rights and responsibilities of married couples, but through 2006 they were treated as single on their state and federal tax returns. That will change under a state law signed in 2006. Though state Proposition 22 defines marriage as a union only of a man and a woman, starting with their 2007 state returns the law will require registered partners to file their California taxes as married couples, either on a joint return or by filing separately. They no longer may file as single or head-of-household taxpayers. Debate about the bill triggered shouting matches in the Legislature. At one point, Assemblyman Jay La Suer, a Republican, called the measure “part of the homosexual agenda,” causing Assemblywoman Jackie Goldberg, a Democrat, to claim offense, saying he was “castigating me and mine.” The law was a symbolic breakthrough for domestic partners, but it created a raft of practical problems because the IRS maintains that they cannot file as married couples on their federal returns. Beyond that, however, the IRS has remained virtually silent, critics say. “I consider it discrimination in the form of legal complexity,” said Frederick Hertz, an Oakland attorney and co-author of “A Legal Guide for Lesbian and Gay Couples.” “It is really cruel to ask people to make decisions about their lives when the law is so uncertain and so complex. For the IRS to say, `We don’t make rulings, let the courts work this out,’ is not very helpful because people can’t wait five to seven years to make life decisions.” Some tax pros are encouraging registered partners to hire the same preparer to ensure the returns mirror one another. Lynn Freer, editor of Spidell’s California Taxletter, advises registered partners to consider filing extensions to buy time for tax issues to be resolved. Kris Hill, a tax professional and a registered partner who lives in Berkeley, said she tries to think of such headaches as an inevitable “political price you pay when things begin to change.” Still, she can’t hide her impatience. The gulf between state and federal tax rules reminds her of Jim Crow laws in the South that prohibited blacks from sipping at water fountains reserved for whites. “You have rights one place, and then you go someplace else and don’t have rights any more. We don’t have progress everywhere and at the same rate.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN JOSE – As if filling out your federal tax forms isn’t bad enough, imagine how you’d feel having to do it twice. That’s essentially what California’s 90,000 registered domestic partners face April15 next year because state and federal tax laws are on a head-on collision course. A landmark state law will require them to file their taxes as married couples for the first time – but federal tax laws don’t recognize such unions. “I can’t remember anything that has created so much confusion and so many land mines,” said Lynn Freer, owner of Spidell Publishing, which released a 35-page planning guide geared for tax professionals last month. “The unknown is the worst.” After months of studying the mess in consultation with tax professionals, attorneys and tax-software experts, California’s Franchise Tax Board recently released the first draft of an instruction booklet to help partners work through their state returns. The agency also is seeking a legal ruling from the state attorney general that could clarify the tax impact on nonresident gays and lesbians who have financial ties to the state. last_img

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Video: Firefighters tackle large blaze at historic Fort Dunree

December 21, 2019 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: kkcykwsge.

first_imgThere were dramatic scenes at Fort Dunree in Inishowen this morning after a fire broke out at the military museum. The alarm was raised at 9.45am, when staff at the museum noticed smoke coming from one of the outbuildings. Large flames soon emerged under the windy conditions.The Buncrana Fire Service arrived quickly on the scene and had the situation under control within minutes. Video via Fort Dunree Military MuseumThe building, which was a former Officers’ Mess, was unoccupied at the time and there were no injuries from this morning’s incident.Firefighters have cordoned off the area and the Fort Dunree museum is open to the public as normal.The abandoned outhouse is one of many buildings which have been preserved from an immensely important time in Donegal’s history. The Fort Dunree military museum is a popular tourist destination on the Wild Atlantic Way, with many military memorabilia and artefacts on site. A spokesperson at the museum expressed their thanks to Buncrana Fire Service for extinguishing the fire.“A big thank you to the fire brigade, we really appreciate them coming so quick.”Video: Firefighters tackle large blaze at historic Fort Dunree was last modified: July 3rd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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) Tags:fireFORT DUNREEInishowenlast_img read more

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Michelle Bento-Jackson out to build new foundation for Humboldt State women’s basketball

December 21, 2019 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: kkcykwsge.

first_imgArcata >> It’s going to be an uphill climb for the Humboldt State women’s basketball team this coming season, and new HSU head coach Michelle Bento-Jackson knows it. “I can’t sit here and say we are going to go out and win a conference championship. I’m not going to say anything along those lines,” she said in an interview on Wednesday. “But certainly, that’s the goal and objective is for us to continue to grow and improve and get this program where it belongs, and I believe it belongs at the …last_img

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Complex Brain Wiring Unveiled in New Images

December 19, 2019 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: kkcykwsge.

first_imgSurely one of the great mysteries of human life is how a single fertilized egg cell grows to an adult, with a brain sporting hundreds of billions of functional connections supporting abstract thought.New Scientist discussed how researchers at Wayne State are using functional MRI to study fetal brains as they develop in the womb.  it’s difficult, because the unborn baby is “doing backflips as we scan it,” they said.  They implied that accurate wiring is essential, because miswiring can result in autism or schizophrenia, even if the baby survives till birth.BBC News reporter Pallab Ghosh submitted his brain to science – while it was still safely operating in his skull.  Inside one of the most powerful MRIs in the world at Massachusetts General Hospital, Ghosh sat still 45 minutes while the images were taken.  Processed and colorized images and a video within the article show the intricate wiring between lobes, as the magnets focused in on water droplets in the nerve fibers.  Then professor Van Weeden gave Ghosh a guided tour of his brain:He showed me the connection that helped me to see and another one that helped me understand speech. There were twin arcs that processed my emotions and a bundle that connected the left and right sides of my brain.Prof Wedeen used visualisation software that enabled him to fly around and through these pathways – even to zoom in to see intricate details.He and his team hope to learn how the human mind works and what happens when it goes wrong.By pointing out the things that can go wrong, Weeden implied that the wiring in a normal brain has a precise, functional order.Weeden erred by saying that the images will help him learn “how the human mind works”.  He equated the mind with the brain.  The brain is the hardware; studying a computer will never show you how the software works.  But if neither were designed, you would have mindless matter incapable of abstract thought (see philosopher Chalmers video on ENV, and ID the Future podcast with neuroscientist Jeffrey Schwartz).You have a mind and the hardware (a brain) to make it productive.  The mind is not just the seat of emotions and sensation, but of intellect and will.  With your mind you can evaluate evidence, like the sophisticated wiring of the brain.  With your mind you can weigh alternatives, such as the merits of evolution or creation.  With your mind you can make decisions.  Choose life.  (Deuteronomy 30; Romans 1-6). (Visited 32 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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