Wyoming Talks Remote Sellers and Sales Tax

first_imgRemote seller tax laws, local sales tax rate changes, and other issues are discussed in a Department of Revenue newsletter.Remote Seller Legislation Not Enforced Pending Legal ActionA 2017 law, H.B. 19, that requires certain remote sellers (sellers not located in Wyoming) to collect and remit Wyoming sales tax will not be enforced pending a legal action. The action involves the Department seeking a declaratory judgment from the Second Judicial District of the State of Wyoming.H.B. 19 prohibits the Department from enforcing the law against a remote seller while this legal action is pending. Although the Department cannot require a business to become licensed at this time, a company can voluntarily choosing to be licensed to collect and remit sales tax.October 2017 Local Rate ChangesIn addition, several local rate changes are effective as of October 1, 2017.The Laramie County sales and use tax rate will increase from 5% to 6%. The county’s combined sales, use, and lodging tax rate will increase from 9% to 10%.The Teton County sales and use tax rate will increase from 5% to 6%. The county’s combined sales, use, and lodging tax rate will increase from 7% to 8%.The combined sales tax (6%) and resort tax (2%) rates for Teton Village Resort District and Grand Targhee Resort District will be 8%. Their combined sales, use, and lodging tax rates will be 10%.Also, the 2% resort district tax is only collected by vendors physically located within the boundaries of the resort district.Vendor Deposit ChargesWhen a retailer charges a deposit for a returnable–reusable item, such as a pallet, keg, tap, or bit, the deposit represents a sales price of the returnable– reusable item and is taxable. Thus, when customers return the item, they are entitled to a refund of the deposit and the sales tax associated with the deposit. However, if the item is not returned, the customers will forfeit their deposit.Merchandise Donated for RafflesWhen a business donates items to an organization for a raffle, the items removed from inventory are taxable to the business based on their cost of the item. When the raffle is for a chance to win a motor vehicle, motor cycle, or trailer, the winner of the raffle should not be provided an invoice, bill of sale, etc., denoting a purchase price, because winning a raffle is not a purchase of the item won. The tax liability belongs to the business that donated the item. And, in the case of a motor vehicle, the tax liability should be paid directly to the county treasurer.Business Purchases of ConsumablesFinally, the department notes that items purchased by businesses to perform business activities are taxable to the business, including:tools,trucks,lubricants,fuel,shop rags,safety equipment, andcleaning supplies,Oftentimes, businesses will place a charge for shop supplies (consumables) on their customers’ invoices. This charge is typically based on a percentage of the sales price of the sale or service provided. Such a charge is taxable to the customer as part of taxable sale or service provided.Taxing Issues, Wyoming Department of Revenue, Excise Tax Division, Vol. 20, Quarter 3, September 2017Login 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

Company settles lawsuits over Branson duck boat that sank

first_img(AP) – A company that owns a duck boat that sank on a Missouri lake last summer, killing 17 people, said that it has settled or is in the process of settling more than half of the lawsuits it faces.KYTV reports that Ripley Entertainment made the disclosure in documents filed this month in federal court. The settled lawsuits include many stemming from the deaths of nine members of an Indiana family.Ripley Entertainment said in a statement that the settlements demonstrate the company’s “continuing commitment to work with the victims and families.” The company says it won’t discuss details of the settlements out of “respect for the privacy of the families.”The company suspended operation of the boats after the sinking. Three of its employees face federal charges, including the captain.last_img read more

Tempering the Emotionality of Data in Healthcare

first_imgThe old adage “ignorance is bliss” never resonates more clearly than when watching someone respond emotionally after being presented with “wrong” data — especially in healthcare. Being human, our perceptions of reality can often be way off mark. It happens, and there are many examples. Just consider our once-held geocentric view of the universe. Ouch. Such misconceptions don’t necessarily need to be as dated or abstract, either. When considering one’s own personal perceptions of their strengths and weaknesses, we are all susceptible to self-deception. Here’s an excellent TED Talk describing the limitations of human pattern recognition and false beliefs: Michael Shermer: The pattern behind self-deception.Suffice it to say, the human mind will go to great lengths to protect its self-image, often twisting reality in order to be more consistent with a personal “understanding.” Healthcare, surgical services, and anesthesia are not immune to this phenomenon.Practitioners and administrators alike absorb parts of their surroundings as they go about their day and, subconsciously, coalesce those details into a collective perception of reality. Interestingly, the absence of things is just as influential in the formation of our deeply held views of “truth.” For instance, if one never hears the negative aspects of their anesthetic care, it’s naturally very easy to assume all is well. Some may then become defensive and, more concerning, dismissive of any external data inconsistent with their day-to-day perceptions.How can we reduce the frequency of these painful, level-setting experiences? Simple: measure, manage, and repeat frequently.Measurement: Collection and AnalysisData is produced by measuring something. If you don’t regularly measure the core operational and quality aspects of your business, you have no point of reference. You have no idea whether or not you’re performing as you should, and you potentially remain blissfully incorrect in your perceptions. Measurement starts with collecting the necessary data points to support an accurate baseline that facilitates comparison over time. Identifying the relevant data points to collect requires a clear understanding of the domain. With iteration, the things that don’t matter will become evident, and you can refine the list of things you are measuring. Without the data, however, one is ill-equipped to develop the understanding necessary to affect positive change, especially when the domain is as complex as today’s healthcare system, and specifically, the practice of anesthesia.Management: Identification, Education, and AccountabilityOnce you start measuring, you are much better equipped to know what to manage. By removing perception, you have data to show what is wrong. This obviously assumes you have the knowledge and expertise necessary to determine what constitutes “good performance”.Now that you know the problem areas, they must be managed, and this starts with education. Poor performance doesn’t necessarily implicate negligence or incompetence. Many times it’s simple ignorance, which is very fixable. Other times it may lead to a different, yet improved, understanding of what to measure. In all cases, a data-driven conversation ensues because individuals need to know there’s a problem before they’ll make any effort to change their behavior. It’s management’s job to inform and educate.After education comes accountability. Those responsible to make the necessary changes are given the opportunity to do so. You then continue to measure and, with new data in hand, hold the responsible parties accountable for their performance. Designing accountability structures that include the appropriate policies and oversight personnel isn’t simple. In the field of anesthesia services, such structures certainly require highly specialized subject matter expertise. However, without the ability to measure and educate, real accountability and real change will hardly materialize.ConclusionRepeated measurement and education builds the foundation of solid data-driven decision making. It allows for effective accountability. It also acclimates us to the dynamics of the domain we are measuring, and as we become more acclimated, our tendency to react emotionally to the results is naturally tempered. As our understanding matures, our value increases and we make better decisions. In the field of healthcare, and specifically anesthesia, the ability to make better decisions results in a better surgical patient experience, fewer complications, and a lower overall cost.What questions do you have?This post was written in partnership with Matthew Oldham, Director of Data Architecture at Graphium Health.last_img read more

I will fight and come back as a stronger man: Yuvraj Singh

first_imgCricketer Yuvraj Singh , who is currently undergoing chemotherapy for germ cell cancer in the United States, on Wednesday said nobody but himself was to blame for the delay in his treatment and insisted he will return a stronger person.”I see few people trying to blame my guruji for delay and BCCI! Again wrong it was my decision! The president and the members of bcci have bin a huge support in my tough times and because of them I’m getting the best treatment! Thank you again bcci,” Yuvraj wrote on his ‘Twitter’ page.”I’m recovering well yes its tough but tough times don’t last tough men do! I will fight and come back as a stronger man cause I have the prayers of my nation!,” he added.Yuvraj’s father and former Test cricketer, Yograj Singh had said that the treatment of his son got a bit delayed.Yuvraj also sought to clear the air surrounding Jatin Chaudhary, who first brought to light the cricketer’s illness.”I see a lot of peopl blaming jatin chaudhary but he is at no fault he only tried to help it was my decision to go with alternative medicine,” the 30-year-old batsman wrote.The cricketer added that he was looking forward to meet Tour-de-France champion Lance Armstrong for the inspiration he can get from a former sportsperson who fought cancer to win laurels later on.”I look forward to meet lance armstrong soon and take inspiration!,” he wrote.Yuvraj also thanked all his fans and media for their wishes and respecting his privacy.”Thank you again to all my friends back home! Thank you to the media for there support and respecting my privacy,” he wrote.”Thank you to (sports minster) ajay maken! mr omar abdullah and mr narendra modi for there kind words!”advertisementlast_img read more

After Game 1 struggles, Cone expecting huge fightback from Meralco

first_imgView comments LATEST STORIES Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Espejo picks up another MVP Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ The Gin Kings played a masterful game opposite of Cone’s expectations, shooting 45 percent from the field and dishing out 26 assists as they controlled the game from start to finish.The Bolts, meanwhile, were the ones who struggled as they fired a paltry 2-of-17 clip from threes in the first half that put them in a hole early before finishing the game on a measly 39-percent clip from the field.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“They looked a little rusty. They didn’t look real sharp. They’re coming off a four-game winning streak and a sweep of a series,” remarked Cone.While the Ginebra mentor is not taking away anything from his player’s efforts, he believes unfamiliarity with the Quezon Convention Center may have contributed to the Meralco’s bad performances.center_img No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLUCENA — Coach Tim Cone admitted that even he was surprised with how flawless Ginebra played in its 102-87 Game 1 win against Meralco to begin the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals.“Not at all,” he said when asked if he expected this kind of game from his wards on Friday. “I thought we’ll struggle playing out-of-town.”ADVERTISEMENT Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges “We just got them on a night where they may be not totally prepared. They’re the number one three-point shooting team and it was an unusual night for them. Let’s give credit to our defense, but they really missed a lot of three-pointers. They’re unfamiliar with the court and the rings and whatever plays into that,” he said. “But they’ve been awesome all conference and we expect them to come back and hit their shots in Araneta Coliseum cause that’s where we all play.”That’s why Cone isn’t putting too much thought to the Game 1 win, saying it “is not representative of anything for the series” and it’s up to the Gin Kings to prepare themselves for what could be a huge fightback from the Bolts.“They had a lot of open shots, a lot of open threes and that’s what they’ve been good on all conference long, and they didn’t hit them. It’s an anomaly tonight that they missed shots, so we expect them to hit shots next game which will put a lot of pressure on our offense and on our defense,” he said. “We just got to continue to try to defend and get out on the perimeter. We didn’t do much of that tonight, but we didn’t pay for it cause they missed a lot of shots.”Ginebra shoots for a 2-0 series lead in Game 2 on Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel planslast_img read more

HRD ministry to be renamed soon: Sisodia signals

first_imgThe Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry might soon go through a change in its name.During the recent meeting of the Central Advisory Board of Education, Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday proposed that HRD should be changed to the Ministry of Education.(Read: States may review ‘no detention’ policy soon: Says CABE)Details of the report:The meet was also attended by Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar and education ministers of many statesFurthermore, Sisodia said that the central government should also focus upon the increase the budget for educationSpeaking on the issue, Sisodia in a recent IANS report said, “It is unfortunate that there is no Union education ministry in our nation. We currently have an HRD ministry. The name of HRD ministry should be changed to education ministry as the HRD is just a part of it.”Also, Sisodia proposed that there should be extension of Right to Education (RTE) Act.Currently, the RTE Act provides free and compulsory education to all children in the age group of six to 14 years as a fundamental right.On the matter of the No Detention Policy, Sisodia said that it should be completely scrapped.As of now, under the no-detention policy, the students up to class 8 are automatically promoted to the next class.While concluding his statement, Sisodia asked for increased focus on early childhood learning and setting up of world class training centres for teachers.Read: Madhya Pradesh to introduce dress code in colleges Click here for more education related news.advertisementFor more details, follow India Today Education or you can write to us at education.intoday@gmail.comlast_img read more

Deepika Padukone, Divyanka Tripathi and other celebs who are reinstating our love for shararas

first_imgFashion, just like history, repeats itself. From flared pants to skinny jeans, almost every fashion trend comes back, while new trends are constantly being worked on. It’s the amalgamation of the old and new, which gives this field an expansive ground for experimentation and innovation.While we’ve seen a lot trends take over 2018, what’s actually making our hearts flutter is the comeback of the traditional sharara.Apart from entertaining us with their acting performances, Bollywood celebs are also the trailblazers of the latest trends. From making pant-suits look spiffy to reincarnating the saree, Bollywood beauties have changed the way one looks at fashion. And just like every other time, it is these divas who have made shararas look trendy, again.Also Read: Everything else is okay, Manushi Chhillar, but you really need to change this one thingDeepika PadukoneDuring the promotions of her recently released film Padmaavat, Deepika, who was at the top of her fashion-game made sure she left us wanting more after every appearance. Amidst the innumerable stunning looks she bestowed upon us, we couldn’t get over the teal-green sharara she sported. The embellished sharara looked grand, but what really worked for the look was Nehru-collar kurta she sported it with. Deepika Padukone sporting a green sharara. Picture courtesy: Instagram/bollfashionfiestaDivyanka Tripathi Clad in a maroon sharara, Divyanka left us impressed with her choice of the regal colour, and the way she pulled off the look. We really liked how she infused a chic element, cold-shoulder, in this traditional outfit, and tried to keep it trendy.advertisement Divyanka Tripathi sporting a maroon sharara. Picture courtesy: Instagram/divyankatripathiAlso Read: We don’t know how to feel about Malaika Arora’s shimmery outfitMalaika Arora Clad in a cream-hued sharara, Malaika looked radiant. The golden brocade work on the sharara looked resplendent, and really stood out against elegant-looking, cream colour. Malaika had draped a sheer dupatta, which boasted of heavy and majestic-looking embellishments, while adding a touch of royalty to her look. Malaiak Arora sporting a cream sharara. Picture courtesy: Instagram/malaikaaroaofficialSince shararas are all the rage this season, we are waiting for more celebs to show us how to ace this traditional outfit.last_img read more

Valverde highlights Hazard & Morata as threats

first_imgUEFA Champions League Valverde singles out Hazard & Morata as chief Chelsea threats Ryan Benson Last updated 1 year ago 07:39 12/12/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) morata-hazard-cropped Getty Images UEFA Champions League Chelsea v Barcelona Barcelona Chelsea Eden Hazard Ernesto Valverde Morata The Barcelona manager will be keeping an eye on the Blues’ attacking duo in the Champions League round of 16 Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde singled out Eden Hazard and former Real Madrid forward Alvaro Morata as Chelsea’s biggest threats after being drawn against the Blues in the Champions League knockout phase.Valverde’s Barca cruised through the group stage, going unbeaten with 14 points from six games to finish ahead of Juventus, whereas the reigning Premier League champions made harder work of their passage and came second to Roma.Chelsea were arguably one of the tougher sides Barca could have been paired with, but Valverde feels it is a tie which will excite supporters. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player And he will likely be paying particular attention to Morata and Hazard in Chelsea’s attack.We’ve been to Lisbon.We’ve been to Athens.We’ve been to Turin.Our next stop on the ROAD TO KYIV is …  LONDON!#UCLdraw @ChelseaFC pic.twitter.com/gLktjcYJJz— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) December 11, 2017″Tactically, they’re very good and also very physical,” Valverde told Barca TV.”With Morata, they have speed in attack and Hazard is very good between the lines.They’re a strong team.”It’s a hard draw for us, but we knew that nothing was going to be easy because there were very good teams in the draw.”Chelsea are the champions of the Premier League, but we will play with enthusiasm because, although it will be difficult, it’s a very nice tie for us and for the supporters. In that aspect, it’s easy to motivate the players.”last_img read more

Spains Vox Party Wants Insurmountable Wall Around Ceuta Melilla

By Carolina McCaberRabat – In the December regional elections, Spain’s Vox party won parliamentary seats in Andalusia for the first time. The party caters to Spain’s far-right through anti-immigrant, nationalist, and anti-feminist policies.The party advocates for increased border security and hopes to add a large wall to the already existing barriers surrounding the Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla. Some immigrants crossing from Morocco to Spain try to enter the Spanish enclaves by scaling the fences that mark the border. Spain relies on the efforts of Moroccan authorities to stop migrants from traveling to Spain either through Ceuta and Melilla or crossing the Strait of Gibraltar. However, the number of migrants arriving to Spain continues to increase. According to the International Organization for Migration, in 2017, the number of migrants reaching Spain almost tripled to nearly 22,000 and the number of drownings off the coast of Spain almost doubled.Read Also: Spain Sets New Record with 57,250 Irregular Migrant Arrivals in 2018Spain received the most migrants by sea of all European countries in 2018. Most of the migrants landed in Spain’s southern region of Andalusia. The increased number of migrant arrivals in the region led to greater anti-immigrant sentiment.The Vox party desires to protect and defend Spain from immigrants, Catalan and Basque nationalists, and the European Union.‘100 measures to keep Spain alive’In October, the Vox party released its “100 measures to keep Spain alive,” which in part rejected immigration. Vox advocates for the deportation of migrants who entered Spain illegally, permanent entry bans, and a policy which conditions aid to other countries on their acceptance of repatriated immigrants with criminal records.In addition to the policy changes, the party prioritizes a wall along the borders of the Spanish exclaves and wishes to strengthen Spanish armed forces.The party wants country immigration quotas favoring nationalities who speak Spanish and share “significant cultural and friendship ties with Spain.” Additionally, Vox plans to control the flow of immigration depending on economic needs and the adaptability and integration of new arrivals. For immigrants who enter Spain illegally, Vox wants them to “be permanently ineligible for legal status, and thus ineligible for any form of state aid.”Read Also: Migration: Marrakech is a Gift to Europe’s Far-RightIn addition to an anti-immigrant rhetoric, the party is against Islamic fundamentalism. Vox hopes to “shut down fundamentalist mosques” and to “arrest and deport extremist imams.” The party also calls for Spain to return to centralized political control. The desired change in political control would revoke the administrative autonomy of the country’s 17 regions.Citing weak leadership in the Popular party, some supporters have found the competitive leadership they desire in Vox’s leader, Santiago Abascal. Yet, some analysts believe Vox’s anti-immigrant rhetoric may not resonate with voters from outside the region of Andalusia, where Vox gained its parliamentary seats. read more

Melinda Gates talks brash Microsoft culture in new book

SEATTLE — Looking back at her time as an early Microsoft employee, Melinda Gates said the brash culture at the famously tough, revolutionary tech company made her want to quit.In an interview with The Associated Press, she says she didn’t discuss those concerns with Bill Gates, the company CEO who embodied that culture and was also her boyfriend, and later her husband.She said telling him “wasn’t my job to do that at the time.” She said says drew “bright lines” around office and home life in order to work there.Her new book out Tuesday, “The Moment of Lift,” is a memoir and manifesto on women and power, covering her life from Catholic school girl in Texas and young Microsoft manager to wife of a public icon and leading philanthropist.Sally Ho, The Associated Press

Afghanistan UN mission welcomes release of Italian aid worker

The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) welcomed the release of Clementia Cantoni, a staff member of the non-governmental organization (NGO) CARE, and, in a statement, thanked the Afghan authorities for their role in her release.The UN mission also voiced its gratitude to the Afghan people, who, it said, expressed their “clear outrage at her kidnapping and offered widespread public support for her safe release.”

Meyer impressed with Millers improvement Wilsons speed after first 3 days of

Lantern file photo.OSU then-sophomore quarterback Braxton Miller prepares to snap the ball during a game against Michigan on Nov. 24 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 26-21.Even though only three practices are in the books in Ohio State’s preseason football camp, coach Urban Meyer said he has liked what he has seen from both his quarterback and one of the players from the heralded 2013 recruiting class.“Dontre Wilson right now, I would say he is going to play,” Meyer said Tuesday after his team’s first practice in full pads. “He’s just got something we didn’t have last year, and that’s just electric speed.”Wilson, a true freshman from DeSoto, Texas, who chose to play for the Buckeyes after former Oregon coach Chip Kelly bolted for the Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL, has impressed his head coach. Meyer is not ready to mention him in the same breath of former Florida star Percy Harvin, though.“He got a quick twitch but don’t throw him in that (category),” Meyer said. “He just goes hard. He’s got jets.”Miller improvingFresh off a 2012 season where he led OSU in rushing and passing en route to winning the Big Ten’s Offensive Player of the Year award, junior quarterback Braxton Miller has come a long way, Meyer said.“I’m pleased with Braxton,” Meyer said. “I know it’s just three days, but he had a really good day today.”Meyer said everything from his quarterback’s demeanor, to his footwork, to his relationship with the wide receivers is better than what it was last season.“It’s hard to lead when part of being a leader is setting a standard to lead by example, and he wasn’t leading by example because he really didn’t know what he was doing,” Meyer said. “I just see a much better presence from him.”Offensive line coach Ed Warinner agreed with Meyer, saying Miller is clearly more comfortable on the field, even comparing him to a basketball player.“When the point guard looks good, the offense looks pretty good,” Warinner said with a wry smile. “It’s clear ‘5’ is better.”Decker leading way at right tackleWith former OSU tight end turned offensive tackle Reid Fragel’s graduation, the Buckeyes have been working to fill the void left by the seventh-round NFL draft pick.Warinner said sophomore Taylor Decker is leading the way in the competition for the starting position after three days in camp, but said much is still to be determined.“What I saw in person today was really good (from Decker),” Warinner said. “I think he’s had what I would call probably three good days of camp. There was no hitting until today, so now after you stack three, four, five, six days of hitting in a row, let’s see if he’s consistent.”Decker said he did not feel like he earned the spot after spring practices and is still learning what it takes.“I wasn’t playing up to my ability,” Decker said. “I’m still learning how to become a college athlete, learning how to become an offensive lineman. Even though I’ve been in the program a year, I’m still transitioning and learning to do a lot.”Meyer said he is still concerned about the depth on the offensive line as well as at the linebacker position, having not changed his mind from the summer.“They don’t look Ohio State-ish,” Meyer said. “Other positions you can see three guys, they’re all good-looking players. And the offensive line and linebackers are not where we need to be.”OSU is scheduled to continue practice tomorrow, with it’s first two-a-day practice scheduled for Aug. 9 at Ackerman Road Fields. read more

Opinion 5 takeaways from Ohio States comeback win over Indiana

Redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) carries the ball during a game against Indiana on Nov. 22 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 42-27.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorFor the better part of 40 minutes of football at Ohio Stadium, Ohio State was in trouble.But in part because of four second-half touchdowns from redshirt-freshman H-back Jalin Marshall, the Buckeyes found a way to get out of Saturday’s game against Indiana with a 42-27 win. And now as No. 6 OSU (10-1, 7-0) sets its sights on rival Michigan, the team might have more questions than expected going forward.The Lantern sports editors picked five of the key takeaways from OSU’s unexpectedly close win as The Game stands less than a week away.1. Marshall is a game changer, no matter what mistakes he makesThere’s no denying his two lost fumbles against Minnesota were costly, but Marshall is the main reason OSU beat Indiana.Had he not returned a punt for a touchdown late in the third quarter this week, the Buckeyes still might have won, but that play and his three ensuing touchdown catches ensured a victory. The punt return invigorated the entire team — particularly the OSU offense — and sparked the Buckeyes to a win when a loss would have ended their hopes at making the College Football Playoff.Marshall has shown his talent on many occasions this season, but never to the extent he did on Saturday. Without sophomore H-back Dontre Wilson in the fold because of a broken foot, Marshall will have a chance to prove he’s truly one of the best weapons on the team in the coming weeks.2. Redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett has done enough to prove his play is no flukeYes, Barrett threw two first-half interceptions. And yes, overall, he didn’t look sharp against the Hoosiers.But it’s no mistake that he’s mostly rewritten the OSU quarterback record books in just 11 games as the starter. You can say it’s the system or call it luck, but players simply don’t put up the numbers Barrett has without being very talented.He now holds OSU records for the longest run by a quarterback (86 yards), the most rushing yards by a quarterback in a single game (189), the most total touchdowns in a season (42) and the most touchdown passes in a year (33). The first three records were held by currently injured senior quarterback Braxton Miller, while the fourth used to belong to OSU’s most recent Heisman Trophy winner, Troy Smith.Regardless of his low points — most notably a three-interception outing in a loss to Virginia Tech — Barrett deserves praise for his play, and has shown he can give Miller a run for his money if there is an open competition at quarterback next fall.3. The OSU defense is good, but could be much betterHeading into the game, multiple defensive players stressed that winning wasn’t enough. They said the Buckeyes also needed to contain Indiana junior running back Tevin Coleman, and set their goal at keeping him under 100 yards rushing.Well — on 25 of his carries — OSU held him to just 88 yards and a score on the ground. The only problem is, if you add his other two carries in, his numbers skyrocket to 27 carries for 230 yards and three touchdowns.The Buckeyes’ biggest problem on defense is that they are really good the majority of the time, but when things don’t go well, they go extremely poorly.If OSU can find a way to turn the handful of big plays into short gains every game, the team will start having a chance to pitch shutouts instead of scrambling to come from behind.4. Junior linebacker Joshua Perry might be the Buckeyes’ most improved playerPerry was a starter most of last season, but he’s turned into a key player for the OSU defense in his third year.He led the Buckeyes in solo tackles (7), total tackles (14), tackles for loss (3) and sacks (2) against Indiana, and yet his name rarely comes up with more well-known players like sophomore defensive lineman Joey Bosa on the roster.Is Perry the best player on the defense? Probably not, but he’s still important to the unit’s success.And he’s proven that by leading the team with 99 total tackles this season. Sophomore safety Vonn Bell is second among Buckeyes, but he’s 37 tackles behind Perry.5. Ezekiel Elliott is better than advertisedWhile Melvin Gordon and Tevin Coleman have gotten most of the attention this season in the Big Ten, Elliott has quietly been a solid replacement at running back, filling the void left by Carlos Hyde. Elliott has compiled 1,061 yards on the season and is averaging 5.9 yards per carry to go along with eight rushing scores.He has done all of that while splitting carries with guys like freshman running back Curtis Samuel, Barrett, Marshall and Wilson. Last year, the entire offense was based on the success of Hyde and then-junior quarterback Braxton Miller.For Elliott to stand out amongst so many other playmakers on offense has been impressive and is contributing to OSU’s success.  The Buckeyes and the Wolverines are set to matchup on Saturday at Ohio Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for noon. read more

Issam Tej retires from Tunisia

issam tejTunisia ← Previous Story Euphoria in Zagreb and Skopje: Barca and Kielce will play in hell atmosphere Next Story → EHF CL TOP 8: Croatia and Hungary with the biggest number of players! Tunisian star Issam Tej decided to retire from the national team. The 35 years-old line-player made decision to stop playing for Tunisia after dissapointment at World Championship 2015 in Qatar, where one of the possible surprises played average tournament, hardly qualified for the TOP 16 stage.Tej will focus only on his duties in HC Montpellier.He was a part of the team who won the fourth place at WCh 2005 on home soil, but also won four Asian Cup and played at Olympic Games 2012 quarter-final, where Tunisia lost against Croatia.

Gardaí renew appeal for missing Jon Jonsson who hasnt been seen in

first_img Image: Garda Press 2 Comments Image: Garda Press Wednesday 20 Feb 2019, 6:49 PM Gardaí renew appeal for missing Jon Jonsson who hasn’t been seen in 11 days He has been missing since 9 February. By Garreth MacNamee 15,793 Views Short URL https://jrnl.ie/4504588 Feb 20th 2019, 6:50 PM Share330 Tweet Email GARDAÍ IN BALLYMUN have renewed their appeal for help in tracing the whereabouts of 41-year-old Jon Jonsson who has been missing for 11 days.Jon, who is from Iceland, was last seen in Whitehall at approximately 11am on Saturday 9 February.He is described as being 6 foot tall, of medium build, with short brown hair.When last seen he was wearing a black padded jacket.A garda spokesman said: “Despite ongoing searches he has yet to be located. Family members are anxious to make contact with him and are concerned for his well-being.“Anyone who has seen Jon or who can assist in locating him is asked to contact Ballymun Garda Station on 01 6664400, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.” Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Police shut down Chula Vista marijuana dispensary three arrested

first_img Posted: August 23, 2019 August 23, 2019 Updated: 5:58 PM KUSI Newsroom Police shut down Chula Vista marijuana dispensary, three arrested KUSI Newsroom, CHULA VISTA (KUSI) – Chula Vista police shut down an alleged illegal marijuana dispensary and arrested three employees today.Authorities seized a “significant amount” of marijuana and cannabis- infused products from the location, including items designed to attract children such as cannabis infused gummy worms, cookies and candies, Lt. Dan Peak said in a statement. The dispensary is located less than a quarter mile from Otay Elementary School.Police served a search warrant on the dispensary at 3444 Main St. in Chula Vista at approximately 9 a.m. Based on a police photo, the dispensary has the words “You are here” on a sign hanging over the entrance, but does notappear to have a name.Upon entering the dispensary, officers found potential exit points barricaded and the primary front door to the business secured with a magnetic locking system, police said.The three employees were arrested on suspected charges including being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a controlled substance believe to be methamphetamine for sales and possession of marijuana for sales.The dispensary generated numerous complaints from members of the community, Peak said. FacebookTwitter Categories: Local San Diego News last_img read more

2 workers die in stone quarry collapse

first_imgMap of SylhetTwo workers were killed as a stone quarry collapsed while extracting stones in Shah Arefin Tila of Companiganj upazila in Sylhet on Monday, reports UNB.The deceased are Sona Mia, 25, son of Anwar Hossain and Nurul Haque, 30, son of Wazed Ali of Sunamganj upazila.Locals said the duo were extracting stones in a stone quarry around 3pm when it collapsed on them killing them on the spot.Officer-in-charge of Companiganj police station Jashim Uddin said they were trying to recover the bodies.last_img

Study finds female students less likely to drop engineering program if female

first_img © 2017 Phys.org Explore further Far fewer women than men receive bachelor’s degrees in the STEM fields (just 13 to 33 percent), despite women comprising approximately 56 percent of all students attending college in the United States. Dasgupta and Dennehy note that the disparity is most notable in engineering. They suggest the reason that women choose to drop out or to change majors is because many such environments are unfriendly, or even hostile to female students. Quite often, female students are made to feel as if they do not belong. They note also that some efforts have been made to make such environments friendlier, but thus far, little progress has been made. They wondered if female students in such fields might benefit from having a female mentor. To find out, they enlisted the assistance of 150 people (male and female) working as engineers to serve as mentors for 150 female engineering students during their freshman year. The students met with their mentor once a month and were interviewed by the research pair three times during their first year and then again, a year later.The researchers found that the female students were much more likely to continue to pursue their engineering degree if they had a female mentor, but not if they had a male mentor (18 percent of them dropped out) or no mentor (11 percent dropped out). They report that all of the female students given a female mentor chose to continue with their major their second year. They also note that mentoring appeared to have a lasting impact, as most of those assigned female mentors reported plans to continue with their engineering degree into their third year. Citation: Study finds female students less likely to drop engineering program if female mentored (2017, May 22) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-05-female-students.html Study shows unexpected path for women to major in science (Phys.org)—A pair of researchers with the University of Massachusetts has found evidence that suggests women are more likely to continue to pursue a degree in engineering if they have a female mentor. Nilanjana Dasgupta, an instructor, and her Ph.D. student Tara Dennehy paired first-year female engineering majors with older mentors for a year and then looked at the impact mentoring had the decision to continue pursuing their degree as they moved into their second year. They have published their findings in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.center_img Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Credit: CC0 Public Domain More information: Female peer mentors early in college increase women’s positive academic experiences and retention in engineering, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2017). www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1613117114AbstractScientific and engineering innovation is vital for American competitiveness, quality of life, and national security. However, too few American students, especially women, pursue these fields. Although this problem has attracted enormous attention, rigorously tested interventions outside artificial laboratory settings are quite rare. To address this gap, we conducted a longitudinal field experiment investigating the effect of peer mentoring on women’s experiences and retention in engineering during college transition, assessing its impact for 1 y while mentoring was active, and an additional 1 y after mentoring had ended. Incoming women engineering students (n = 150) were randomly assigned to female or male peer mentors or no mentors for 1 y. Their experiences were assessed multiple times during the intervention year and 1-y postintervention. Female (but not male) mentors protected women’s belonging in engineering, self-efficacy, motivation, retention in engineering majors, and postcollege engineering aspirations. Counter to common assumptions, better engineering grades were not associated with more retention or career aspirations in engineering in the first year of college. Notably, increased belonging and self-efficacy were significantly associated with more retention and career aspirations. The benefits of peer mentoring endured long after the intervention had ended, inoculating women for the first 2 y of college—the window of greatest attrition from science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors. Thus, same-gender peer mentoring for a short period during developmental transition points promotes women’s success and retention in engineering, yielding dividends over time.Press release This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more