first_imgBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterSTRATFORD – Hunter Luepke hit a three-run home run and tossed five innings of one-hit ball to lead the Spencer baseball team to a 4-0 victory over Stratford in a nonconference matchup Saturday afternoon at Tiger Stadium.Spencer led 1-0 before Luepke’s blast broke the game open for the Rockets, who improve to 3-0.Cole Hoffmann suffered the loss for Stratford (0-2), giving up four runs and three hits in five innings.Spencer hosts Greenwood on Monday, while Stratford is off until Friday when it plays at home against Wisconsin Rapids Assumption.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of 4, Tigers 0Spencer 001 030 0 – 4 3 3Stratford 000 000 0 – 0 3 4WP: Hunter Luepke. LP: Cole Hoffman.SO: Luepke (5 inn.) 7, Nate Neumann (2 inn.) 2; Hoffman 8. BB: Luepke 4; Hoffman 2.Top hitters: SP, Luepke HR, 3 RBIs.Records: Spencer 3-0; Stratford 0-2.last_img read more

first_imgJohn Goldyn has been named Loss Prevention Director – Store Operations at Ulta Beauty Stores. John was most recently the Director of Loss Prevention for Bevmo Corporation. He also served with Family Dollar stores as regional vice president after joining the company as divisional vice president of loss prevention in 2001, and as Director of Loss Prevention at Pep Boys from 1998 – 2001. John holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of Phoenix.Congratulations John! Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

first_imgThe Senate Finance Committee (SFC) began a markup of its tax reform proposal on November 13, starting a committee debate that is expected to last most of the week. Senate Republicans released a Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) description of the Chairman’s Mark of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Bill last week .Markup Kicks OffThe first day consisted largely of members’ opening statements on the GOP proposal. As expected, Republicans praised the measure while Democrats criticized it.“What started out as a promise of a significant middle class tax cut has become a multi-trillion dollar bait and switch. A massive handout to multinational corporations and a bonanza for tax cheats and powerful political donors,” SFC ranking member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., said. In particular, Wyden criticized the GOP proposal for increasing taxes on the middle class. Additionally, Wyden condemned the GOP’s choice to craft a partisan bill rather than work with Democrats.Bipartisan IdeasIn his opening remarks, SFC Chairman Orrin G. Hatch, R-Tex., stated that many of the tax reform provisions in the bill were proposals that Democrats supported in the past. He also pointed to a number of areas on which Republicans and Democrats agree. These areas include keeping deductions for mortgage interest and charitable contributions, as well as popular retirement savings programs such as 401(k)s and Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs).However, Hatch also remarked that it was “the Democrats’ own preconditions that kept them from engaging on tax reform. There was an open seat at the negotiating table; they collectively chose not to sit in it,” Hatch added. He made direct reference to an August 1 letter from 45 Senate Democrats listing “prerequisites to any bipartisan tax reform effort.”Changes to ComeHatch noted that the Chairman’s Mark, as originally introduced, would not pass Senate reconciliation requirements. Thus, the current tax reform proposals could not be permanent. “We are, of course, aware of this problem and are working to ensure that the reduce rates and additional reforms designed to bring investment back to the United States and create more American jobs remain in place past the 10-year budget window,” Hatch said.To that end, a modified Chairman’s Mark is expected to be released on November 14, according to SFC staff. Generally, modifications include amendments that were filed and other changes. As of the afternoon on November 13, 355 amendments had been filed. A full discussion of the GOP proposal is scheduled for November 14. JCT and committee staff will be present. While debate and votes on amendments could come as early as Tuesday, they are expected to begin November 15. The “goal” is to have the bill approved by the committee by the end of the week, SFC staff told reporters.By Jessica Jeane, Wolters Kluwer News StaffWant to know more? Join Wolters Kluwer Principal Analyst Mark Luscombe on Nov. 29 for Tax Legislation Update: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a 2-CPE webinar from CCH® CPElink. Mark will present a complete discussion of the proposed legislation and its impact on taxpayers.Login 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

first_imgThe union says the deal, announced on 12 December, is the first of its kind in the world. It also includes an agreement for the union and government departments to work together to develop broader science integrity policies and guidelines. It will include rules to protect government scientists from political interference in their work, and from having their findings manipulated to support a particular political position.The union began pushing for the provision in 2014, in response to the restrictive communications policies of the previous Conservative government led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The policies left many researchers feeling they had been muzzled, unable to speak about even the most uncontroversial aspects of their work. A report by the union in 2013 found that 86% of federal scientists felt that they could not publicly share concerns about government policies that could harm public health, safety, or the environment without facing retaliation from their department leaders.The broader scientific community has welcomed the deal, says Kathleen Walsh, executive director of the scientific advocacy group Evidence for Democracy in Ottawa. “It’s a signal of the change in science in Canada in the past year,” she says. Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government, which came to power last year, has reversed many of the Harper government’s communication policies, and stated that federal researchers are free to speak about their work. Scientists working for the Canadian government have successfully negotiated a clause in their new contract that guarantees their right to speak to the public and the media about science and their research, without needing approval from their managers.“Employees shall have the right to express themselves on science and their research, while respecting the Values and Ethics Code for the Public Sector … without being designated as an official media spokesperson,” the new clause states. The ethics code says that while federal employees may talk about their own work, they should not publicly criticize government policy.“This agreement was extremely important in order to ensure that Canadians could trust public science and the decisions that governments make with that science,” says Debi Daviau, president of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada, the Ottawa-based union representing about 15,000 federal scientists. “The Institute is proud to be able to be in a position to ensure that no government will be able to take this away from Canadians again.”Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more

first_imgShe starred as the main character’s girlfriend in Douglas Coupland’s Vancouver-based comedy feature film Everything’s Gone Green. She went on to star as a worker at a video game studio in CBC’s home-screen adaptation of Coupland’s novel jPod.Of those roles, she says they reflect a lot of who she is.“She is that Westernized Chinese girl who owns this culture with her face but not at her core.”One exception is when she starred in the Vancouver-set 2007 CBC TV miniseries about Asian Canadian gangs, Dragon Boys. In the ensemble drama, Song carried one of three storylines as she portrayed an illegal Cambodian immigrant forced into prostitution. Twitter Advertisement Advertisement Steph Song isn’t quite sure where she fits in.“I’m this Chinese girl who doesn’t speak Mandarin, who doesn’t speak Cantonese, but follows some of the traditions but not many,” the laidback Canadian-raised actor says over coffee on Main Street during a brief visit. “On the inside, I’m really quite white, I’m really quite immigrant. I don’t associate myself with China. I associate myself with Canada.”The actor, formerly based in Vancouver, may not feel she fits in a lot of places but she’s clicked on screen several times. Advertisement Login/Register With: Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

OSU senior forward Marc Loving (2) looks down the court to redshirt junior guard Kam Williams (15) during the Buckeyes 78-68 win over Navy on Nov. 11. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorAn upset was not in the cards for the Ohio State men’s basketball team, as the Buckeyes fell to the No. 2 UCLA Bruins 86-73 in the CBS Sports Classic in Las Vegas. After matching pace with UCLA throughout the first half, the Buckeyes fell victim to the up-tempo Bruins offense and the big-play ability of freshman guard Lonzo Ball. Despite 15 team turnovers, an eight point, nine assist and nine rebound performance by Ball powered the Bruins’ 12th win.OSU was led by senior forward Marc Loving, who knocked down 7-of-11 shots, including a 3-for-6 mark from deep to rack up 19 points. Junior forward Jae’Sean Tate added 15 points, but was a non-factor in rebounding and assists, picking up just two boards and one assist.Holding true to its defensive efforts all season, UCLA struggled to limit open looks at the basket for the Buckeyes. As a team, OSU went 29-for-62 from the field, but struggled to find the mark from deep for the second-straight game.The lack of outside production (20.8 percent from 3), paired with 18 turnovers, doomed the Buckeyes down the stretch. OSU was able to grab a 26-25 lead with 6:30 remaining in the first with a bullet pass from sophomore guard JaQuan Lyle to junior forward Keita Bates-Diop that led to a wide-open layup. Bates-Diop finished with 13 points, while Lyle hit just one of his eight shot attempts.However, starting the second half, a 7-0 run by the Bruins two  minutes into the period pushed UCLA out in front, and left OSU scrambling to try and catch back up. The Buckeyes did themselves no favors, turning the ball over 10 times in the second, and fouling the Bruins 15 times.Late in the game, after pulling within six points, OSU allowed multiple open looks for UCLA, and the Buckeyes failed to make a field goal in the last 4:05.UCLA sophomore guard Aaron Holiday and senior guard Bryce Alford each poured in 20 points, with five steals from the sophomore guard.With the loss, The Buckeyes are now 8-3 this season. UCLA is still perfect, now with a 12-0 mark this year.OSU returns to Columbus Tuesday to face Youngstown State at 7 p.m. The Penguins are 6-6, and are coming off a 101-97 victory over Niagara University. read more

OSU assistant strength and conditioning coach and former Buckeye linebacker Anthony Schlegel (right) assists in removing a fan attempting to rush onto the field during a game against Cincinnati on Sept. 27 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 50-28. Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorAn Ohio State student faces criminal trespassing charges after he was tackled by assistant strength coach Anthony Schlegel — a former OSU linebacker — because he ran onto the football field during a game.Anthony James Wunder was identified as the fan who made it onto the field in the middle of a second-quarter play during Ohio State’s game against Cincinnati on Saturday. He was tackled by Schlegel near the 50-yard line, and hauled off the field by the assistant coach and event staff.An OSU directory search said 21-year-old Wunder is a mechanical engineering student at OSU.Wunder is being charged with criminal trespassing for his escapade on the field, according to the Franklin County Municipal Court website. He was taken to the Franklin County Jail but later posted bond.His first court date is scheduled for Monday at 9 a.m.Wunder declined to comment Sunday afternoon. read more

first_imgReal Madrid is reportedly getting ready to offer Karim Benzema to Paris Saint-Germain in a bid to seal the transfer of midfielder Marco Verratti.Real Madrid are eyeing the transfer of Marco Verratti in a potential swap deal with PSGNew PSG manager Thomas Tuchel is a fan of Benzema, who has not looked at his best for Real Madrid in the season just gone. It’s easy to see why Tuchel might want a player of Benzema’s quality and experience in his PSG side as he is tasked with turning the Ligue 1 champions into potential Champions League contenders according to Don Balonharry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…It is obvious PSG have under-achieved in Europe in recent times while Benzema has played his part in three Real Madrid wins in the last four seasons, as well as reaching this year’s final.Meanwhile, Verratti would make a fine signing for Madrid as Luka Modric enters into the latter stages of his career, and the Italy international has generally been one of the best in Europe in his position so far.United are closing in on the transfer of Shakhtar Donetsk ace Fred in that position.last_img read more

first_imgDidier Deschamps has named Celtic midfielder Tom Rogic as Australia’s biggest threat ahead of their World Cup opener against FranceThe Socceroos will face off against the 1998 world champions on Saturday in Kazan and will be hoping to defy the odds and cause an upset.In a group that also contains Denmark and Peru, the Aussies are not expected to progress but Deschamps has recognised their improvements in attack over the years and is expecting a difficult game for France.“I am concerned about their strength going forward – in particular, Tom Rogic. They also have Andrew Nabbout who is an exciting player. They are well organised and can be an aggressive team,” said the France boss, as quoted by Daily Record.Antoine Griezmann, Ligue 1Griezmann says stopping matches for anti-gay chanting is a “good thing” Manuel R. Medina – September 11, 2019 France forward Antoine Griezmann supports the Ligue 1 compromise to stop matches if there are anti-gay chants coming out from the supporters’ groups.“We have completed our homework on them. It’s a very difficult game against a team who will work very hard indeed. I have told our players to be careful about the attacking threat Australia undoubtedly pose.”Antoine Griezmann, who is expected to be France’s main threat for the World Cup, is also anticipating a very difficult game against Australia.“We played the USA and could only draw and I think Australia are better than them,” he said.“So that’s an indication about what’s in store for us in Russia. We need to be on top of our game.”last_img read more

first_imgCaretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has challenged Alexis Sanchez to rediscover the “quality player” that he can be following another lacklustre display in their 2-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain.The Chilean forward came on for Jesse Lingard in first-half stoppage time at Old Trafford on Tuesday night, but was unable to help prevent Manchester United from losing the first leg of their last-16 Champions League tie to PSG.Sanchez has only managed to score two goals in 19 appearances for United in all competitions this season and Solskjaer, who suffered his first defeat as caretaker manager, admits the former Arsenal’s star’s struggles are out of his hands.“I can’t do anything about Alexis,” admitted Solskjaer, according to Yahoo.“He needs to find himself as we know there is a quality player there.”Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe were the goalscorers as PSG took home a critical 2-0 aggregate lead heading into the return leg at the Parc Des Princes on March 6.Meanwhile, United will be sweating over the availability of Lingard and Anthony Martial after they both came off the pitch with injuries.Solskjaer added: “The reality is Jesse and Anthony are part of our squad playing really well but in the second half we didn’t have as much movement and couldn’t get in behind.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“Juan [Mata] got on the ball to create a few bits but we maybe need to find a new way to play when Anthony and Jesse are out.“At this club we bounce back. We have to bounce back, we’re in a tournament and the Champions League is always going to be difficult. We have the league and the FA Cup, so many games, but I’m not afraid of the reaction in the dressing room.“We go down to Paris and we will give it a go. It’s a mountain to climb but not impossible, we need to try and get to half-time with a 1-0 lead. We’re ready for the next game, that’s the thing for us, we’re Man United and we always bounce back.”The sensational Mbappe produced another eye-catching display on the night with the 20-year-old’s searing pace providing to be a handful for the United defence all night before he scored PSG’s second goal of the game.“The ground he made up to get in the box, for all the strikers and coaches out there, that’s how you get in the box,” Solskjaer said on Mbappe.“Don’t give him that space to go into, but he’s lightning quick of course. You have to get your body in the way but I was never a top defender so you need to ask them how to stop him.”The Red Devils will return to action away to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Monday in a fifth-round FA Cup tie.MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 12: Alexis Sanchez of Manchester United takes on Thilo Kehrer of PSG during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg match between Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain at Old Trafford on February 12, 2019 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)last_img read more