Letters Bush v. GoreWith all due respect given to Florida Supreme Court Justice Major Harding, the reality of the decision in Bush v. Gore by a 5-4 margin rendered by the U.S. Supreme Court effectively disenfranchised the presidential voters in our state of Florida for the year of 2000. (Harding shares some backstory from Bush v. Gore, May 1 News.)The disparity of interpretations of this decision will remain forever; however, in my personal opinion, Bush v. Gore was the beginning of the impending end of our democratic government in the United States of America.Though Gore came in second in the electoral vote, he received 543,895 more popular votes than Bush. The official presidential general election results were Gore 50,999,897 and Bush 50,456,002.Without giving a litany of all the subsequent decisions by a 5-4 margin in our U.S. Supreme Court, it is sufficient to say that democracy, as it is defined in our English language, has been eviscerated and undermined.I, for one American-born citizen for 87 years, am proud to be in this country, and I do wholeheartedly agree with the bumper sticker that said “Election 2000, what a civics lesson.”However, with respect for everyone’s personal opinion, I do not think “that confirms the Supreme Court did well.”Russell Lee Johnson St. Petersburg Remote Viewing of Files As general counsel for Chips Shore, Manatee County clerk of the circuit court, the pilot office for remote visibility of court records, and as a member of the Access Governance Board, I feel that it is important to clarify some misunderstandings that may occur once remote viewing becomes available in more counties as the year progresses.Redaction of court records is a cause for concern for many. It is important to remember that in no way does remote viewing deny constitutional access to court records. Remote viewing allows for the convenience of viewing court records without having to travel to the courthouse. In order to provide this convenience and balance the privacy interests of parties, the redaction of confidential information is necessary to guard against such things as identity theft. Remote viewing takes place on a known website. Clerks are charged with protecting confidential information within a court file.There are three levels of confidentiality within a court file: case type; document type; and information contained within the documents that are placed inside of a court file. The security matrix for remote viewing protects court records at both the case and document types. Necessary redactions are inclusive of this security model. All users who choose to view a court file remotely via a clerk’s website will see a file with the legal redactions in place. Any information that would be necessary to redact in order to protect a client’s information, such as a Social Security number, would be redacted. The remote viewing capability of a court file was not intended to replace case management systems utilized by those users working directly within the court system.The remote viewing of a court file is not about the constitutional right to access a file; rather, it is about the convenience of remote visibility. This model has been in use in Manatee County for 10 years and has proven to be acceptable to all users who wish to remotely view court records.Angelina Colonneso Bradenton June 1, 2015 Letters June 1, 2015 Letters
Last Updated: 17th June, 2020 17:03 IST Justin Gaethje Claims He Would Give Conor McGregor ‘hell’ Before Knockout Interim lightweight champion Justin Gaethje recently claimed that he would be “hell” for Conor McGregor if they ever square off inside UFC octagon. COMMENT Also Read | Justin Gaethje vs Conor McGregor: Justin Gaethje Once Chased Down A Dog So He Could Bite It Back, Reveals His MotherHowever, Conor McGregor is yet to respond to any of these jabs. A few days ago, Conor McGregor’s media company The Mac Life Official teased his possible return with a cryptic social media post. The caption of the post said, “FILL IN THE BLANK: If @thenotoriousmma was to come out of retirement, I would like to see him fight _____ next.” Since this wasn’t the first time that Conor McGregor chose to retire from the sport, a number of fans believe that he will make a U-turn and return to the octagon for one last dance.Also Read | Conor McGregor retirement: Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Manager Wants Conor McGregor To Return And Face Tony FergusonConor McGregor retirement: Dana White speaks on Conor McGregor retirementUFC president Dana White appeared to be fine with Conor McGregor’s decision, despite it coming as somewhat of a shock for the UFC chief. A number of UFC fighters have threatened to quit the promotion due to payment issues, and UFC president Dana White has vowed that he will not force anyone to stay back. Meanwhile, referring to the Conor McGregor retirement, Dana White said that the decision is solely dependent on Conor McGregor.Also Read | Dana White Claims Khabib Nurmagomedov Vs Justin Gaethje Could Go Down At UFC Fight IslandAlso Read | Conor McGregor retirement: Khabib Nurmagomedov Vs Justin Gaethje Simulated Here’s What Happens At The ShowdownImage courtesy: UFC.com “I think I would knock him out, to be honest with you. He’s got about three rounds, and then it’s hell, and he doesn’t want to go to hell. So I think he is good for now” said Justin Gaethje. Written By LIVE TV UFC superstar Conor McGregor appears to be enjoying his retirement from MMA, as he has frequently taken to social media to update his fanbase about his day-to-day life. However, Conor McGregor is still drawing a lot of call-outs from the UFC universe. From Tony Ferguson to Floyd Mayweather to Rafael Dos Anjos and Anderson Silva, nearly every notable combat sports athlete has urged Conor McGregor to come out of retirement and face them. Interim lightweight champion Justin Gaethje also threw his name in the mix by claiming that he would knock out Conor McGregor if they ever face off inside the octagon.Also Read | Amanda Nunes Hints At Retirement After Making History At UFC 250UFC: Justin Gaethje says he would knock Conor McGregor out if they were to go at it FOLLOW US First Published: 17th June, 2020 17:03 IST SUBSCRIBE TO US While Justin Gaethje is slated to face Khabib Nurmagomedov for the lightweight title next, ‘The Highlight’ voiced his opinion regarding a matchup against Conor McGregor. In an interview with ESPN, Justin Gaethje claimed that he would be “hell” for Conor McGregor and appeared confident about knocking him out. Although Conor McGregor and Justin Gaethje have been rumoured to fight each other multiple times, the duo is yet to test their skills against each other inside the UFC octagon. WATCH US LIVE Raj Sarkar
Gobert’s the man again with 20-point, 19-rebound performance in Jazz win over Pelicans Related SACRAMENTO — One of the NBA’s biggest controversies this season has had to do with certain teams resting players in an effort to keep them ready for the playoffs, which begin next month.San Antonio started the trend a few years ago, and top teams such as Golden State and Cleveland have jumped on the bandwagon this year, bringing criticism from several quarters and concern from the league office.Don’t expect the Utah Jazz to join other teams in resting players over the final three weeks of the season beginning Wednesday night when they take on the Sacramento Kings at the new Golden 1 Center.For one thing they’ve basically been doing it much of the year anyway thanks to a plethora of injuries, which have resulted in 140 games missed due to injury or illness. As coach Quin Snyder half-joked when asked about the idea of resting his players, “If we had healthy players we may be able to consider that.”But injuries aside, Snyder said he doesn’t plan on resting any healthy players over the final eight games of the season.“We’re in a different position than teams that have elected to rest guys,” Snyder said. “We’re not a team that’s won championships or is established within the standings. We’re always conscious of our players’ health and how we manage that. It’s a fluid process similar to how much we may play a guy in a given game. So it’s not out of the realm of possibility (that we’ll rest a player).”Snyder did say that he hasn’t looked over the next three weeks’ games to see where he might be able to rest players.“There aren’t games where we look at the schedule and say we’re going to rest guys that game,” he said. “That’s not something I feel we’re in a position to where our program is able to do that. Maybe selectively and spartanly.”The latest to join Utah’s injured list is Gordon Hayward, who sat out Monday’s win over New Orleans because of a bruised quadriceps muscle suffered in Saturday’s loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. The injury is not expected to keep him out for an extended period. However, that may not be the case with Derrick Favors, who has missed 26 games this year with an injury to his left knee, including the last 10.In Sacramento, the Jazz will be playing a team that will almost certainly miss the playoffs for the 11th straight year. Since trading DeMarcus Cousins during the All-Star break, the Kings have gone 5-12, but they’ve come up with a pair of one-point victories in their last two games against playoff teams. They came from 16 down in the final six minutes to win at the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday, then defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 91-90 at home Monday.The Kings are led by guards Buddy Hield, who was acquired in the Cousins trade, and Darren Collison. Hield has averaged 14.7 ppg since joining Sacramento from New Orleans, while Collison averages 13.5 ppg. Other starters are expected to be forward Willie Cauley-Stein (7.5 ppg), guard Garrett Temple (7.8 ppg) and former Jazzman Kosta Koufos (6.6 ppg) in the middle, with Ty Lawson (9.3 ppg) coming off the bench.JAZZ NOTES: The Jazz return home to play the Washington Wizards Friday night and head back on the road for a game at San Antonio Sunday afternoon. … Alec Burks did not play in Monday night’s game for “personal reasons” according to the Jazz. … Eleven of the 12 active players saw action against New Orleans, with only Joel Bolomboy staying on the bench. … The Jazz shot 55.6 percent from 3-point range against New Orleans, led by Joe Ingles with 5 of 5 for 20 points. Rodney Hood was 4 of 7, George Hill was 3 of 6 and Joe Johnson 2 of 3. … Rudy Gobert had five blocked shots against the Pelicans, including four blocks in the first quarter, the sixth time in his career he has had that many in a quarter. … Utah’s 27 assists tied their third highest total of the season and was the highest since getting 31 against Atlanta in early February. Rockmonster Unplugged: A vote for NBA stars who show up nightly
Many girls use unhygienic alternatives to sanitary pads, such as newspaper or even sand and leaves, which puts them at a huge risk of infection. And nine million girls aged between 13 and 19 miss a week of school every month, for lack of saitary pads. Project Dignity is an effort to change this (Image: www.subzpads.co.za)Sue Barnes is an extraordinary woman. She has given hope to young girls, she has given them the opportunity to be free, to participate in daily activities, not to feel shamed or embarrassed, and has empowered them – all with a sanitary pad. They have their dignity back, through her initiative, Project Dignity.For many of us, buying sanitary pads is as easy as buying bread and milk. But this is not the case for millions of girls and women in South Africa. They are at a permanent disadvantage as they are forced to stay at home as they are unable to afford this basic necessity. Barnes was named the 2013 Clarins Most Dynamic Woman of the Year earlier this month in Johannesburg. The event, held at Summer Place in Hyde Park, celebrated the ground-breaking intervention that allows girls and young women in townships and rural areas to attend school while they are menstruating.“My youngest daughter, who attends a remedial school due to her dyslexia, came home with appeals from her school for sanitary pads and panties,” says Barnes. “I went to the school to find out what it was all about, and discovered just how many South African girls skip school while menstruating. I immediately thought of my own daughter. If she missed a week per month of school there is no way she would catch up. It’s tragic that anyone in their teen years should be faced with this dilemma.”Girls use unhygienic alternatives to sanitary pads, such as newspaper or even sand and leaves, or sitting on cow patties. Doing this puts them at a huge risk of infection. And, according to Barnes, of nine million girls aged between 13 and 19 years in South Africa, “80% of those were missing a week of school every month… That’s just time you can’t make up and it’s affecting their education.”A pattern maker and designer with a large clothing chain, Barnes has a background in construction, fabrication and quality control. Using these skills, she decided to design something to address the problem, coming up with her sanitary pad packs. At her own cost, Barnes has been producing these packs and delivering them to schoolgirls in KwaZulu-Natal where she lives. “One pack should last a girl her entire high school career,” says Barnes, who believes that finding a solution to this critical issue is her calling.Watch the videoTHE PROCESS OF THE PADBarnes realised that she had unearthed a massive social challenge and that donations of sanitary products would not provide a sustainable solution. It drove her to find a solution. She designed and constructed underwear with a built-in, waterproof yet absorbent gusset that acted as a sanitary towel.“It was fully washable and lasted as long a pair of panties does.” But every time the pad needed to be changed, the underwear would also need to be changed and would need time to dry. Each girl would have to have at least 12 pairs. “I then moved on to a [pair of panties] with a built-in gusset and separate sanitary towel which slipped into the gusset, but I found it very difficult to insert and remove.”After much experimentation and several trial runs, the Subz Panty and Pad evolved. Barnes had created underwear with a clip-on, reusable pad that ensured the girls needed never worry about running out of this essential item.“It is a normal [pair of panties] with press studs and a separate sanitary towel which has clips on it. The [underwear] is mad of 100% cotton knit and the elastic has a standard, non-woven, rubber base so it won’t stretch out of shape. The pad is 100% cotton with an outer hydrophobic layer and inside hydrophilic layer which is absorbent.”Barnes says that the panties are washable and will last three to five years. A pack of three pairs of underwear and nine reusable pads costs R150. The pad is fully washable and has SABS absorbency approval. The Subz Panty and Pad has been endorsed by a gynaecologist and pharmacist.“I know girls are fussy, so I made them out of nice fabric, and they come in all sizes. Initially, I was aiming at helping rural schoolgirls, but all women who menstruate can use them. The added benefit is that they are hugely ecologically friendly.”EDUCATIONWhile handing out Project Dignity’s Subz packs, Barnes also gives the girls a set of education sessions on puberty, menstruation, personal hygiene, sexual health and HIV.Well-known fashion designer Gert-Johan Coetzee has collaborated with her in developing two interactive aprons for the education sessions, one depicting the puberty process and the other the menstrual cycle. The body parts on the aprons are removable, allowing Barnes to demonstrate the body’s functioning in a very practical way.“The eggs are visible in the ovaries and the fallopian tubes clip on and off for ease of demonstration… The uterus is also removable and through the demonstrations the girls can fully understand the menstrual cycle. These are incredibly practical tools to use, and allow us to drive home the vital facts. Ultimately, the process is just as important to the girls as the Subz packs themselves,” she explains.“A lot of the girls are from child-headed homes and do not have anyone at home to talk to about these crucial issues. Our sessions are very interactive, and Gert-Johan Coetzee’s involvement here has been amazing, in every sense of the word. When a girl asked me once: ‘Where does the blood come from?’ I realised that education on these issues was woefully lacking. If language is a barrier, a teacher or principal translates, but mostly, English is understood,” she says.“The girls are so excited to get help with this as they don’t want to miss school,” she says. “For some, it is the first time they have received panties.”With the aid of corporate and personal donors, Barnes has already been able to distribute 30 000 Subz Panty Pads to girls around the country. Project Dignity has spread to other parts of South Africa, and has been taken to Zanzibar by Margaret Hirsch, the owner of the Project Dignity sponsor, Hirsch’s appliance retailers.MOST DYNAMIC PRIZEIn winning the Clarins award, Barnes received a cash prize of R150 000 and will receive a further R50 000 in 2015 to ensure the sustainability and expansion of the project.“What I do is incredibly rewarding,” she concludes, “providing a sustainable solution and seeing these young girls who can flourish and contribute to the fabric of our society.”
New Jersey announced that the 2018 tax amnesty program runs from November 15, 2018, through January 15, 2019.Application Of Tax Amnesty ProgramSigned into law in July 2018, the tax amnesty program applies to outstanding tax filings or payments that are due on or after February 1, 2009, and prior to September 1, 2017.Benefits to tax amnesty include:waived penalties such as late filing and late payment, andone-half of the balance of interest due as of November 1, 2018.Taxpayers who do not take advantage of the tax amnesty before January 15 will incur a 5% penalty that cannot be waived or abated. This is in addition to all other penalties, interest and other costs authorized by law.News Release, New Jersey Division of Taxation, November 16, 2018Login 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.
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Success and Ronjan Sodhi are no strangers to each other. After all, in the last year or so, there has hardly been an international competition where the double trap ace has not won a medal, except the International Shooting Sports Federation’s (ISSF) Shotgun World Championships in Belgrade, Serbia, earlier this month.Now, having lost a lot of weight a slimmer and fitter Sodhi is heading to defend his ISSF World Cup Finals gold medal at Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates.”I’ve not been keeping track of how much weight I’ve lost, but I’ve been working a bit on my fitness while training in Italy. I hope to carry on till January, then stabilise it before the Olympics.”One has to be careful about it because the equipment, the gun fitting, they all change, so one needs to do it in the right manner,” Sodhi told Mail Today before leaving to train in Italy again.Asked if it wasn’t risky to be bringing about a change in his body less than 11 months before the London Games, Sodhi sidestepped the question with a quip: “If it works out, it is fine; otherwise it is very easy to get the weight back.” His scores certainly haven’t dropped off by much, as even in his disappointing 17th- place finish at the world championship, he shot a score of 143 out of 150 in the qualification round.”The world championship placing didn’t rankle me because of the way I fought till the end. I knew as early as the training sessions that a 145 or 146 was needed to get into the final, and when I shot a 46 in the first round, I knew it was all over,” the Asian Games gold medallist said.advertisement”You can’t really come back from missing four targets at this level at an easy range like Belgrade. But I was determined to shoot well after that too, and I was happy to have given my 100 per cent.” The range for this year’s World Cup Finals is also known to be a high- scoring one, and Sodhi believes the competition – where the medallists and top performers from the year’s four World Cups are invited – will enable him to learn.”The key thing over there will be that the competition will be held in the same format as the Olympics, where flash targets that emit a green smoke upon being hit will be used in the qualification rounds. They behave a little differently and we don’t get to train with them a lot, so I will be taking notes and it will be interesting,” he said.The sports ministry recently announced that Sodhi would be getting more than Rs 97 lakh for Olympic training – a substantial share of the total amount of Rs 6.85 crore sanctioned for 22 athletes – and the world No. 2 said this gave him a sense of responsibility.”The government has gone public this time, but they’ve been supporting me financially since 2007.”Today, there are companies like Sahara and bodies like the Mittal Champions Trust and Olympic Gold Quest who are supporting athletes, but that alone is not good enough,” the 31-year-old said.”Whatever the Olympic sports in this country are achieving today is because of government funding, and I believe it is now time for us to win more medals for India because the country is doing enough for us. I feel a sense of responsibility, but not pressure.” Asked if India’s medal count in shooting at the Olympics would increase from Abhinav Bindra’s gold in Beijing, Sodhi said: “I would say yes, because apart from one or two shooters, whoever has got a quota has done so by winning a medal at a worldlevel competition.”Shooting is just a mental sport, and if someone believes in his or her abilities, the sky is the limit. They will have to think that if you can do it once at that level, you can do it again.” Meanwhile, at the Sardar Sajjan Singh Memorial Masters Meet in the Capital on Sunday, Manavjit Singh Sandhu (138) bagged the men’s trap gold medal.Veterans Anwer Sultan and Mansher Singh finished second and third respectively after a shoot-off.
While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Week 10 already?! Say it ain’t so. There are some good ones this weekend. TCU-Baylor, Bama-LSU, Arkansas-Florida, Nebraska-Ohio State and of course OU-Iowa State on a Thursday night in Ames. What in the world could ever go wrong with the top Big 12 team going as a three TD favorite to Jack Trice in November?!Thanks as always to Ryan Hartwig for his work.Weekend Watch Guide: Week 10
Here is the scoring drive chart which is just completely ludicrous (especially at the time).And the full highlights. The Holland pick, which is fabulous, comes at the 12:15 mark.Symons, by the way, lives in Houston now. And looks exactly like I remembered him.Happy New Year!! Wishing everyone a blessed 2013 #LetsRide pic.twitter.com/fOzFKBD5— BJ Symons (@BJSymons) January 1, 2013 Jon Holland.A mere footnote in the history of Oklahoma State football. He was also the author of the play that capped one of my favorite Oklahoma State-Texas Tech games ever (and there have been a lot of them). The Pokes took the Raiders 51-49 in 2003 despite an absurd day from my least-favorite of all of Mike Leach’s QBs: B.J. Symons.Here’s the AP with the recap.The teams combined for 1,334 total yards. Oklahoma State was third in the nation in scoring coming in, averaging 40.6 points. Texas Tech had averaged 46.8.Symons actually still holds the single-season NCAA record for total yards with 5,976 that year. He also holds the records for most passes in a season (719) and most 400-yard games (11!) Look at these numbers from the OSU game.Wes Welker had 10 catches for 129 yards and a pair of TDs. OSU countered with 28 carries and 238 yards plus three TDs from Tatum Bell. The Woods bros added nine catches for 217 yards.“The offense came out quickly with big plays by Tatum Bell and Rashaun Woods,” Les Miles told the AP. “It gave us the opportunity to score and score repeatedly. We understood that this would be a four-quarter game. The clock just doesn’t seem to run when you play Texas Tech.”But the biggest catch of the day definitely came from Holland. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.
“We call them 70/30 balls. They’re not 50/50 anymore,” said Rudolph during Big 12 Media Day. “It’s something we work on every day and it’s something that we’re extremely good at.”Even as an underclassman, Washington was one of OSU’s best deep threats. He came in at a time when the offense had trouble scoring points, and he helped the Cowboys find their offensive consistency in the vertical passing game. Alongside Marcell Ateman, who was a natural at coming down with deep passes due to his size, Washington helped make the deep ball a key part of the offense.“James started it off, really,” Rudolph said. “It was his freshman year … and just seeing him go up and grab it, just the body control he had in the air, it was like from then on people started following that trend.” Since the emergence of quarterback Mason Rudolph and wide receiver James Washington, the deep ball has quickly become one of the Cowboys’ best and most frequently used weapons. The two have mastered the art of the big play, and the duo has been carving up opposing defenses for the past two (and a quarter) seasons.Now, Rudolph and Washington have the opportunity to thrive in a system that they helped establish.Some people think that deep throws are fairly simple, but that’s just not true (that ain’t true!) There’s an art to a properly completed deep ball. There’s a standard streak, seam, skinny or standard post, back-shoulder route, goal-line fade or a route that fades toward the sideline.AdChoices广告Receivers have to get a good release off the ball, and they use many techniques to create separation on deep routes, such as “stacking” or “stair stepping.” The quarterback must have accurate ball placement, depending on the type of deep route that the receiver is running. And these things must be practiced tirelessly for maximum effectiveness.All these things go into a successful completion. Many teams don’t have the players nor the experience to properly execute such throws. Luckily for the Cowboys, they have the personnel to do it, and they do it well. Although offensive coordinators don’t often call quarterbacks to throw to the deep route in certain plays, Washington often found a way to get more open on deep routes with his ability to separate and come down with the catch. Even a quarterback like Daxx Garman found success lobbing the ball up to his receivers, which ironically had a higher success rate than OSU running the ball.“James is such a deep threat,” said Mike Gundy during his Big 12 Media Day press conference. ” James is so good on the deep ball that people have to get off of him … [he’s] right up there with the Dez Bryants and the Blackmons and the Rashaun Woods, the guys that have been terrific football players.”Now both in their final season, Washington and Rudolph will have the opportunity to be a part of one of the most explosive offenses in the nation. Ever since their emergence, the Cowboys have been taking more deep shots than anyone in the country, and their big-play ability will be one of their biggest strengths going into 2017. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.