Sixers bringing back Brown as head coach

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBen Solomon/ESPN Images(NEW YORK) —  Amid uncertainty surrounding the future of 76ers head coach Brett Brown’s time in Philadelphia, managing partner Josh Harris has set the record straight. Harris told ESPN on Monday night that Brown will return as the Sixers head coach next year for his seventh season.Brown met with Harris and GM Elton Brand on Monday  to discuss plans for the franchise’s upcoming offseason. Philadelphia must decide which free agents on their roster to re-sign, including key pieces Jimmy Butler, Tobias Harris and J.J. Redick. The Sixers owe Brown nearly $15 million on a contract extension, set to start next season. Recently, Joel Embiid voiced support for Brown remaining as coach after the 76ers Game 7 loss to the Raptors in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.  Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund May 14, 2019 /Sports News – National Sixers bringing back Brown as head coachcenter_img Written bylast_img read more

Finally! Government releases details of rules when evictions can proceed

first_imgThe government has introduced new Coronavirus regulations to parliament that set out the narrow circumstances under which evictions can take place.On 5 November, the Government said renters would be protected during the second national restrictions with no bailiff enforcement action, except for the most ‘egregious cases’ such as anti-social behavior.The statement also said that an exemption would be introduced for extreme pre-Covid rent arrears cases, which has have become law today.Called The Public Health (Coronavirus) (Protection from Eviction and Taking Control of Goods) (England) Regulations 2020, they reveal that tenants who have more than nine months’ rent arrears before March 24th this year can now be evicted, if a landlord or letting agent has a possession order already approved by the courts.Evictions hopeThe news gives many desperate landlords facing tenants who owe thousand of pounds in rent a glimmer of hope.But tenant must have built up nine months or more of rent arrears before the Covid pandemic began in late March, meaning many landlords will have already been waiting for 17 or 18 months before being allowed to evict.Paul Shamplina (pictured), founder of Landlord Action says: “This is very welcome news for those landlords whose tenants had stopped paying rent months prior to the pandemic and, until now, had been given carte blanche to continue living rent free.“However, there are concerns about how long it will take those landlords, whose arrears cases fall short of the Government’s definition of “substantial” i.e. nine months, to regain possession.“Put simply, landlords are not banks or the welfare state. In fact, banks get their money back, but landlords are expected to swallow these losses.”The other more standard reasons why evictions can proceed include trespass, a tenant’s death, a vacant property and anti-social behaviour.The National Residential Landlords Association says that this is a missed opportunity to help those tenants in financial difficulty due to Covid-19. It does nothing to address housing debt accrued since the beginning of the pandemic.Read the regulations in full.covid evictions bailiff evictions Paul Shamplina November 17, 2020Nigel LewisOne commentJulian Blackmore, BNE BNE 17th November 2020 at 9:38 amThis has just been a government problem deferment scheme onto the cash cow middle classes; they think of it like a landlord covid crisis contribution – no rent for 9 months+ and not much chance of ever getting it either. The gov should allow landlords to claim it all back from them.Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Finally! Government releases details of rules when evictions can proceed previous nextRegulation & LawFinally! Government releases details of rules when evictions can proceedLandlords facing huge losses and non-paying tenants can now evict under a limited number of circumstances including nine months’ rent arrears.Nigel Lewis17th November 20201 Comment2,671 Viewslast_img read more

Queen’s College bomber jailed for arson

first_imgAnimal rights campaigner Mel Broughton has been given a ten-year jail sentence after being found guilty of plotting arson attacks against Oxford University buildings.A jury at Oxford Crown Court convicted the 50-year-old, from Northampton, of conspiracy to commit arson.He was also found guilty of owning an article with intent to destroy property.Judge Patrick Eccles QC passed a 10-year sentence, to be reduced by the two and a half years Broughton has already spent in custody. Broughton was originally convicted of the offences by a jury in February 2009, and successfully appealed his conviction in February this year. The Court of Appeal ordered that he should face a retrial, where he has been found guilty for a second time.The campaigner, who spearheaded animal welfare group Speak, was protesting about plans to build an animal research laboratory in Oxford, backed by the university, when he made homemade bombs out of water bottles and sparklers. One of them, placed on the roof of Queen’s College cricket pavilion in November 2006, ignited and caused nearly £14,000 damage to the building. A further two were planted at Templeton College in February 2007 but failed to go off. A University of Oxford spokesperson said: “The University has always accepted the rights of protesters to voice their objections within the law.“However, we will continue to work with all relevant authorities to protect staff and students from criminal activity of any kind.”last_img read more

Osborne’s cuts challenged by Oxford consultancy

first_imgOxford Economics, an Oxford-based consultancy, has challenged the coalition government’s commitment to implementing spending cuts. The consultancy firm reported that the government budget deficit will fall naturally at a much faster rate than initially predicted, reducing the need for the austerity package.The report focused on the output gap: the difference between Britain’s actual GDP and potential GDP. While the output gap was believed to be 1.8 per cent of GDP, Oxford Economics has estimated that it is in fact over twice as large, at 5 per cent. A larger output gap means more potential for economic growth.The report comes just weeks after the chancellor George Osborne warned that another £25bn of spending cuts needed to be made after 2015. If true, the report would invalidate Mr Osborne’s arguments for the need to make further spending reductions.Students remain divided on the issue of spending cuts. Jack Matthews commented in his capacity as OUCA President that, “Dealing with the deficit and debt is the only way to return Britain to a strong economy. For the benefit of hardworking people everywhere, it is crucial that the government stick to their long-term economic plan.”OULC Co-Chair Dan Turner responded, “Since the general election it has been clear that the government has been motivated by an antiquated and destructive ideology. By pushing for premature and severe cuts to capital spending, they caused an avoidable double-dip recession.”Andrew Goodwin, senior economist at Oxford Economics and co-author of the IFS report, said, “The medicine of austerity could end up being applied in a dose higher than the patient actually needs.”It is also possible that the output gap doesn’t imply anything about the level of spending cuts needed. Dr Ian Jewitt, an Economics fellow at Nuffield College, stated, “Whether they are right or wrong about the output gap, I’d have thought that issue was second order of importance for the necessity of cuts […] what happens to the world economy will be more important than the output gap.”Dr Jewitt pointed out that other factors such as the Eurozone turmoil are crucial in determining British economic growth, and as such we cannot expect higher growth simply because there is an output gap.One PPE finalist told Cherwell, “Everyone knows no one knows anything about macroeconomics. We just have to pretend that we do.”last_img read more

Notre Dame suspending in-person classes for two weeks due to COVID-19 outbreak

first_img Twitter Notre Dame suspending in-person classes for two weeks due to COVID-19 outbreak Twitter (Photo supplied/University of Notre Dame video capture) In-person classes for the University’s nearly 12,000 students are suspended, effective Wednesday, Aug. 19, replaced by remote instruction only for the next two weeks because positive rates for the coronavirus continue to climb.The University of Notre Dame released the following information on Tuesday, Aug. 18:“With the advice and encouragement of Dr. Mark Fox of the St. Joseph County Health Department, we believe we can take steps short of sending students home for remote instruction, at least for the time being, while still protecting the health and safety of the campus community,” Father Jenkins told students in a virtual meeting on Tuesday afternoon.“The virus is a formidable foe,” Father Jenkins said in announcing enhanced testing for students experiencing symptoms and surveillance testing for those without symptoms. “For the past week, it has been winning. Let us as the Fighting Irish join together to contain it.”Since classes resumed Aug. 10, Notre Dame has recorded a steady increase in positive rates among students, mainly seniors living off-campus. As of noon today, 147 people have tested positive among the 927 tested since Aug. 3. None was hospitalized, and all but one — a staff member — were students. Most resided off-campus, linked to off-campus gatherings where neither masks were worn nor physical distancing observed.“Our contact-tracing analysis indicates that most infections are coming from off-campus gatherings,” Father Jenkins said. “Students infected at those gathering passed it on to others, who in turn have passed the virus on to others, resulting in the positive cases we have seen.”Father Jenkins also asked students to help in identifying others who have been flagrantly violating safety protocols. “For your sake and the sake of our community and for continuing our semester on campus, please observe health protocols and avoid behavior that puts yourself or others at risk,” Father Jenkins said.The University also announced these measures:Until further notice, off-campus students should not visit campus. On-campus students should refrain from leaving campus except under emergency circumstances. Student gatherings off or on campus are restricted to 10 people or fewer.All research laboratories, core facilities and libraries remain open to graduate students, faculty and staff.The COVID-19 Response Unit, the University Testing Center and Notre Dame’s quarantine and isolation facilities will remain fully operational.All students, faculty and staff are reminded to complete their daily health checks.Varsity athletic teams that are subject to routine surveillance testing may continue to gather for sanctioned activities according to established protocols and will be closely monitored.  WhatsApp CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews WhatsApp By Jon Zimney – August 18, 2020 0 634 Facebook Pinterest Google+ Previous articlePublic’s help needed finding murder suspectNext articleIndiana lawmakers getting ready for socially-distanced legislative session Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Google+ Facebook Pinterestlast_img read more

Phil Lesh & Friends, The Mother Hips Announce Terrapin Crossroads Show

first_imgPhil Lesh & Friends have announced an upcoming performance at Lesh’s own Terrapin Crossroads Beach Park in San Rafael, CA, set for Sunday, June 2nd. Phil and his compadres will be joined by Bay Area-based rock outfit The Mother Hips for the upcoming afternoon show, which will begin at 2 p.m. (PST).Lesh has recruited guitarists Stu Allen and Eric Krasno, keyboardist Rob Barraco, and drummer Scott Amendola for his latest Phil Lesh & Friends lineup. The Mother Hips is comprised of guitarists Tim Bluhm and Greg Loiacono along with drummer John Hofer.Tickets for Phil Lesh & Friends and The Mother Hips’ upcoming Terrapin show are on sale here.For a full list of Lesh’s upcoming tour dates and ticketing information, head to his website.last_img read more

Diet high in unsaturated fats linked to longer life

first_img Read Full Story Consuming higher amounts of unsaturated fats was associated with lower mortality, according to a study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. In a large study population followed for more than three decades, researchers found that higher consumption of saturated and trans fats was linked with higher mortality compared with the same number of calories from carbohydrates. Most importantly, replacing saturated fats with unsaturated fats conferred substantial health benefits. This study provides further support for the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans that emphasize the types of fat rather than total amount of fat in the diet.The study is the most detailed and powerful examination to date on how dietary fats impact health. It suggests that replacing saturated fats like butter, lard, and fat in red meat with unsaturated fats from plant-based foods—such as olive, canola, and soybean oils—can confer substantial health benefits and should continue to be a key message in dietary recommendations.“There has been widespread confusion in the biomedical community and the general public in the last couple of years about the health effects of specific types of fat in the diet,” said Dong Wang, S.D. ’16, research fellow in the Department of Nutrition at Harvard Chan School and lead author of the study. “This study documents important benefits of unsaturated fats, especially when they replace saturated and trans fats.” Read a Q&A with Wang about the study on the Nutrition Source.last_img read more

5 Awesome Things About Audra McDonald & Will Swenson’s House, ‘Eggfartopia’

first_img 1. They have an outdoor living room In addition to their gorgeous house, the McSwensons (which we will now exclusively be calling them) also bought the home next door, tore it down, but saved part of the living room—including the fireplace—to use as an outdoor space to relax. They also used it as an altar when they got married, which is equal parts creative and adorable. 5. There’s a cocaine couch No. It’s not what you think. They call it the “cocaine couch” because it’s so comfortable, once you sit down you can never get up again. They say there’s no actual cocaine in it, but in Eggfartopia, you never can be too sure. Will Swenson 2. Audra randomly scatters Tonys around There’s no backlit hardwood Tony cabinet in the McSwenson household. Instead, the “odd Tony Award” is sprinkled around the house, including in the Chill Room, where the kids hang out. Hey Audra, could we borrow one, just, you know, for a couple of days? Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill Related Shows Star Files Welcome to Eggfartopia, the eight-acre stretch of land in Westchester, New York, that Lady Day headliner Audra McDonald and Les Miz star Will Swenson call home. Although we can’t figure out why they actually call it Eggfartopia (Audra? Will? Help us out?), they revealed some very cute things about their house, their relationship and their daily lives in The New York Times. Check out what we learned! Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 5, 2014 Audra McDonald 3. The food isn’t always delicious Although the couple’s amazing sounding wedding menu is recorded on a chalkboard in the McSwensons’ kitchen (mmm, grilled salmon, Kobe beef hot dogs and mac and cheese), the wee posse apparently hates it when Audra cooks—and she can’t cook anything but eggs. Wait, is that where Eggfartopia comes from? View Comments 4. Frogs provide the song stylings You’d think the McSwensons would sit around singing showtunes all night (that’s what all Broadway stars do during their off-time, isn’t it?) but in the evening, they prefer the music of frogs. When they’re sick of the croaking, they also play tunes on Audra’s grandmother’s piano, a treasured family heirloom.last_img read more

Vermont towns not in flood insurance program will get another chance

first_imgSanctioned Communities Legend:(F) Community’s FHBM was superseded by a FIRM.(S) Suspended from the NFIP for failure to adopt.Blank = Never Joined the NFIP. ### ADDISON                 ORWELL, TOWN OF           11/15/74                                  06/04/90(S)ADDISON                 WALTHAM, TOWN OF       02/07/75                                  06/18/90(S)ADDISON                 WHITING, TOWN OF          09/20/74                                  06/18/90(S)BENNINGTON         MANCHESTER, VIL.           10/13/74                                  06/04/90(S)BENNINGTON         PERU, TOWN OF                 01/10/75                                  01/10/76BENNINGTON         READSBORO, VIL.                         08/09/74                                  11/01/85(S)BENNINGTON         SANDGATE, TOWN OF      01/31/75                                  01/31/76BENNINGTON         SEARSBURG, TOWN OF    11/15/74                                  11/15/75CALEDONIA            KIRBY, TOWN OF               12/13/74                                  12/13/75CALEDONIA            NEWARK, TOWN OF          01/10/75                                  01/10/76CALEDONIA            SHEFFIELD, TOWN OF      02/07/75                                  11/01/85(S)CALEDONIA            SUTTON, TOWN OF            12/13/74                                  12/13/75CALEDONIA            WEST BURKE, VIL. OF      06/04/80(F)                             06/04/81(F)CALEDONIA            WHEELOCK, TOWN OF     11/15/74                                  11/15/75CHITTENDEN          ESSEX JCT., VIL.                 06/28/74                                  06/28/75CHITTENDEN          ST. GEORGE, TOWN OF     04/11/75                                  07/03/86(S)ESSEX                        EAST HAVEN, TOWN OF 12/13/74                                  11/01/85(S)ESSEX                        FERDINAND, TOWN OF    12/13/74                                  12/13/75ESSEX                        GRANBY, TOWN OF          12/13/74                                  12/13/75ESSEX                        LUNENBURG, TOWN OF 06/28/74                                  06/28/75ESSEX                        MAIDSTONE, TOWN OF    12/13/74                                  12/13/75ESSEX                        NORTON, TOWN OF           03/28/75                                  03/28/76ESSEX                        VICTORY, TOWN OF          12/13/74                                  12/13/75GRAND ISLE            ALBURG, VILLAGE OF     12/06/74                                  05/05/81(S)GRAND ISLE            ISLE LA MOTTE, TOWN    11/01/74                                  04/15/80(S)LAMOILLE               EDEN, TOWN OF                 12/06/74                                  12/06/75LAMOILLE               WATERVILLE, TOWN OF 12/20/74                                  12/20/75ORANGE                   NEWBURY, VILLAGE OF             11/26/76                                  11/26/77ORLEANS                 ALBANY, TOWN OF           01/10/75                                  01/31/86(S)ORLEANS                 BROWNINGTON, TOWN   12/13/74                                  12/13/75ORLEANS                 CHARLESTON, TOWN OF             08/09/74                                  08/09/75ORLEANS                 IRASBURG, TOWN OF       12/20/74                                  12/20/75ORLEANS                 MORGAN, TOWN OF          01/31/75                                  01/31/76ORLEANS                 WESTMORE, TOWN OF     01/03/75                                  01/03/76RUTLAND                 MT. TABOR, TOWN OF      01/10/75                                  01/10/76RUTLAND                 TINMOUTH, TOWN OF      12/06/74                                  12/06/75WINDHAM               ATHENS, TOWN OF            12/06/74                                  12/06/75WINDHAM               HALIFAX, TOWN OF          01/31/75                                  09/04/85(S)WINDHAM               SOMERSET, TOWN OF       11/22/74                                  11/22/75 Total : 39 FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards. Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status.  If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-FEMA (3362). For TTY call 800-462-7585; or call 800-621-3362 if using 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS). FEMA’s temporary housing assistance and grants for public transportation expenses, medical and dental expenses, and funeral and burial expenses do not require individuals to apply for an SBA loan. However, applicants who receive SBA loan applications must submit them to SBA loan officers to be eligible for assistance that covers personal property, vehicle repair or replacement, and moving and storage expenses. SBA disaster loan information and application forms may be obtained by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for people with speech or hearing disabilities) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET or by sending an e-mail to [email protected](link sends e-mail). Applications can also be downloaded from www.sba.gov(link is external) or completed on-line at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/(link is external). County                        Community                             Hazard Area Identified          SanctionDatecenter_img Some Vermont municipalities that didn’t join or failed to comply with provisions of the National Flood Insurance Program ‘ potentially making their residents ineligible for some disaster assistance ‘ will be getting a second chance. Most of the towns are small, but the list includes Essex Junction and Manchester Village.Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency said that some 39 Vermont communities who are listed as ‘sanctioned’ will be given until March 1, 2012, to apply for entrance into the NFIP (SEE LIST BELOW).  If accepted, the owners of properties located in the floodplain that were damaged by Tropical Storm Irene would become eligible to apply for FEMA disaster assistance grants. ‘Sanctioned communities need only submit a ‘resolution of intent’ to apply for NFIP participation and residents of the community can register for FEMA assistance,’ said FEMA’s Federal Coordinating Officer, Craig Gilbert.The National Flood Insurance Program offers federally-backed flood insurance to property owners and renters in communities that participate in the program, as well as increased state disaster assistance and access to federal mitigation grants that can be used to help prevent future damage.In exchange, those municipalities agree to adopt and enforce floodplain management ordinances that set standards for building or repairing structures in the floodplain to reduce the risk of damage from flooding in the future.Cities or towns that do not join the NFIP after having flood-prone areas identified, or that fail to adopt and enforce floodplain management ordinances, are considered sanctioned. Buildings in those sanctioned communities that could have been insured by the NFIP are not eligible for FEMA grants to repair or rebuild them. Other penalties for sanctioned communities include: ·         Property owners, or renters, will not be able to purchase a NFIP flood insurance policy, and existing policies will not be renewed. ·         Federal grants or loans for development will not be available in identified flood hazard areas under programs administered by Federal agencies such as the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Environmental Protection Agency, and Small Business Administration. ·         Federal mortgage insurance or loan guarantees, such as those written by the Federal Housing Administration and the Department of Veteran Affairs, will not be provided in identified flood-hazard areas. ·        Rental Assistance will be provided in sanctioned communities, but only to those renters who do not reside in a flood-prone area. At this time, FEMA is not delaying processing Individual Assistance applications from residents of sanctioned communities.Nearly 21,000 communities participate in the NFIP nationwide. As of this year, some 231 Vermont towns and cities were participating in the program, which is administered by FEMA but whose policies are sold through private insurance agents throughout Vermont.More than 25 percent of claims paid are from areas at medium or low risk of flooding. In these areas, NFIP flood insurance can be purchased for as little as $129 a year for a building and its contents or $49 for contents only.Homes can be insured against flood damage for up to $250,000 and commercial buildings insured for up to $500,000. Policies can be written to include contents coverage up to $100,000 for homes and $500,000 for business owners’ contents. Renters can insure their personal property for up to $100,000.The average homeowner pays about $600 a year for flood insurance, which pays claims even if a disaster is not declared by the president. Less than half of the floods in the U.S. result in a federal disaster declaration.Since 1973, the NFIP has paid nearly $40 billion dollars in flood insurance claims, helping hundreds of thousands of families and businesses recover from flood events.Due to the 30-day waiting period, NFIP policies become effective 30 days after the premium is paid and remain in effect for a year.last_img read more

Law school applications are up

first_imgLaw school applications are up Law school applications are up There was an increase of nearly 2,500 students seeking basic law degrees at ABA-approved law schools in fall 2001 compared with the previous year, but that reflects in part the addition of a number of newly approved schools.The number of male students grew slightly more than did the number of female students. The number of minority students grew, but not as a percentage of the student body.The freshman law school class in fall 2001 totaled 45,070, an increase of 1,552 students or 3.6 percent, according to newly compiled statistics reported by the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. The class included 22,816 men, up from 22,019, who represented 50.6 percent of the total. There were 22,254 first-year women students, up from 21,499 the year before. The increases represented 3.6 percent for men and 3.5 percent for women. Total law school enrollment for a Juris Doctor, or basic law degree, in fall 2001 was up 2,437 from the year before, to 127,610. Also in fall 2001, total law school enrollment, including students seeking advanced law degrees, was up 2,627 students, to 135,091.The totals include students from six law schools that had been newly accredited in the prior four years, making statistical comparisons potentially misleading, said section officials. These newly accredited schools are at the University of the District of Columbia, Chapman University, Western State University, Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, and Appalachian School of Law.Using as a baseline only the schools that were approved by the ABA in fall 1997, the number of students entering law school increased 4.9 percent between 1997 and 2001.It had been anticipated that women entering law school in fall 2001 would outnumber men, but that did not happen. For the years 1999, 2000, and 2001, the percentages of women in first-year classes were 48.7 percent, 49.4 percent, and 49.4 percent, respectively. Among all J.D. students, women represented 49 percent in 2001, or 62,476 students, compared with 48.4 percent in 2000, or 60,633 students.The number of minority J.D. students increased to 26,257 in 2001, a hike of 504 students, or two percent, compared with 2000. Among first-year students, minorities also increased numerically, from 9,335 in 2000 to 9,557 in 2001. But as a percentage of the whole, minorities only held their ground among all J.D. students, and dropped fractionally among first-year students. For 1999, 2000, and 2001, minorities constituted 20.2 percent, 20.6 percent, and 20.6 percent of total J.D. enrollment, respectively. In the entering classes for 1999, 2000, and 2001, minority students represented 21 percent, 21.5 percent, and 21.2 percent, respectively.Among the total 26,257 minority J.D. students, 9,412 were Black; 990 were American Indian; 8,421 were Asian; 2,334 were Mexican; 689 were Puerto Rican; and 4,411 were other Hispanic. Those totals do not include the 1,821 students enrolled in law schools in Puerto Rico.center_img May 1, 2002 Regular Newslast_img read more