Scoreboard roundup — 3/3/19

first_imgMarch 4, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 3/3/19 Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Sunday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUETampa Bay 10, Pittsburgh 4Washington 4, Houston 2Philadelphia 3, Minnesota 3L.A. Dodgers 6, Texas 3Chi Cubs 13, Chi White Sox 4Texas 11, San Diego 3Seattle 7, Arizona 3AMERICAN LEAGUEBoston 9, Minnesota 7N.Y. Yankees 7, Detroit 1Toronto 5, N.Y. Yankees 2Kansas City 13, Cleveland 7Baltimore 7, Detroit 5L.A. Angels 4, Oakland 1NATIONAL LEAGUEAtlanta 6, Miami 5N.Y. Mets 10, St. Louis 8Cincinnati 11, Milwaukee 5Colorado 9, San Francisco 3NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONPortland 118, Charlotte 108L.A. Clippers 128, N.Y. Knicks 107Atlanta 123, Chicago 118Houston 115, Boston 104OT Detroit 112, Toronto 107Washington 135, Minnesota 121Cleveland 107, Orlando 93Oklahoma City 99, Memphis 95NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUESO Washington 3, N.Y. Rangers 2Philadelphia 4, N.Y. Islanders 1Vegas 3, Vancouver 0Anaheim 2, Colorado 1Ottawa 3, Florida 2Winnipeg 5, Columbus 2SO Nashville 3, Minnesota 2San Jose 5, Chicago 2TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL(9) Michigan 69, (17) Maryland 62Creighton 66, (10) Marquette 60(25) Washington 62, Stanford 61MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERD.C. United 2, Atlanta 0Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

U.S. Defense Secretary Urges Expanded Cooperation in Gulf Region

first_imgDefense ministers from all six member nations, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, joined Hagel at the meeting, which was hosted by Saudi Arabia.Noting that this is his third trip to the Gulf in a little over a year, Hagel said the visits all have been aimed at encouraging greater collaboration in the region.“I hope [this meeting] becomes an annual security consultation, and the backbone for renewed cooperation among all the nations of the GCC,” he said. And despite setbacks and challenges, he added, the Gulf Cooperation Council has fostered a common identity and common interests in the region.“And it has helped protect your common security,” Hagel noted.The United States is determined to support the Gulf countries as they continue to develop their roles on the world stage, the defense secretary said.“This has been demonstrated by the United States Central Command’s continued forward military presence, which includes 35,000 personnel; our Navy’s 5th Fleet; our most advanced fighter aircraft; our most sophisticated intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance assets; and a wide array of missile defense capabilities,” he said. “It has also been demonstrated by recent defense sales agreements, including some of the largest in American history.”But bilateral ties with the United States and American military presence are not enough to guarantee regional security, the defense secretary told the council’s defense leaders. “As I said at the Manama Dialogue last December, America’s engagement with Gulf nations is intended to support and facilitate, not replace, stronger multilateral ties within the GCC.”The most pressing security challenges threaten the whole region and demand a collective response, the defense secretary said. By strengthening the GCC, he added, the member nations will ensure their collective defense is more than the sum of its parts.“You will strengthen your ability to prevent and deter aggression,” the defense secretary told the ministers. “You will strengthen, not weaken, each of your nations’ sovereignty. And you will expand your common interests –- not just in defense, but in a more stable and prosperous future.”This approach is also how the region must address threats posed by Iran, he said.Today also marks the start of discussions in Vienna between Iran and P5-plus-1 member nations regarding Iran’s nuclear program, Hagel noted. “We got to Vienna thanks to our collective efforts to isolate Iran diplomatically and economically, and to deter it militarily,” the defense secretary said.As negotiations in Vienna progress, he said, two things should be clear.“First, these negotiations will under no circumstances trade away regional security for concessions on Iran’s nuclear program,” Hagel said. U.S. commitment to Gulf security and stability is unwavering, he added.“Second, while our strong preference is for a diplomatic solution, the United States will remain postured and prepared to ensure that Iran does not acquire a nuclear weapon — and that Iran abides by the terms of any potential agreement,” the defense secretary said.“No one nation can address these threats alone,” Hagel said. “Our efforts must be coordinated and complementary.”Hagel made proposals today in several areas, each focused on this coordinated approach, including integrated missile defense, maritime security and cybersecurity:— He proposed designating the Gulf Coordination Council’s Air and Air Defense Chiefs Conference as the GCC’s primary military forum for regional air and missile defense policy.— He called on the GCC to assume and maintain command of the Combined Maritime Force’s Gulf operations, Combined Task Force 152, and to commit to a regular heads-of-navy conference.— He proposed the establishment of a U.S.-GCC cyber defense cooperation initiative to jump-start collaboration.— He suggested that the GCC develop a Foreign Military Sales case, which could “advance regional defense priorities by accelerating the GCC’s progress toward greater interoperability and more sophisticated multinational force development.”In addition, proposals to expand joint exercises and activities were part of a discussion led by Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, commander of U.S. Central Command.“At the conclusion of our dialogue,” Hagel said, “we should publicly declare our shared resolve, our shared goals, and our shared vision for stronger U.S.-GCC multilateral defense coordination. We must demonstrate our unity at a critical time. And we must send a message of strength to adversaries.”[mappress]Press Release, May 14, 2014; Image: Wikimedia View post tag: Secretary View post tag: News by topic U.S. Defense Secretary Urges Expanded Cooperation in Gulf Region View post tag: U.S. View post tag: Region View post tag: Cooperation View post tag: Gulf View post tag: Expanded View post tag: Navalcenter_img View post tag: Defense View post tag: Navy May 14, 2014 Share this article The importance of expanded cooperation in the Gulf region was the theme of U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s remarks today at the Gulf Cooperation Council defense ministerial conference. 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Oxford continues to admit the fewest state school applicants in the UK

first_imgAdditionally, HESA did not collect data from Scottish institutes of higher education for low participation neighbourhoods, but did for state school data. A new report from HESA shows Oxford to be among top 10 major UK Universities with least amount of 2017 entrants from low participation backgrounds, at 4.1%. “Talent can be found in every part of the country, but access to higher education is currently significantly limited by background. “However, while we are performing well against current targets and these changes are encouraging, we are keen to build on this progress and increase the pace of change and make Oxford itself more diverse. A recent Cherwell article also demonstrated the unequal financial burdens shared by different colleges regarding their outreach efforts. Oxford’s 1,430 state school entrants in 2017 composed 58.2% of total entrants, compared with 1,475 students and 57% in 2016. In both years, Oxford and Cambridge ranked first and second respectively on their state school selectivity. The think tank Reform said: “Research undertaken by Reform in 2018 found considerable discomfort from universities with the current measure used to assess disadvantage, which uses POLAR3 data. “Our ambition is that future generations should have equal opportunities to access and succeed in higher education, and to achieve successful and rewarding careers – whatever their background.” An Office for Students (OfS) spokesperson commented: “Across the higher education sector, young people from the most advantaged neighbourhoods are more than twice as likely to go to university as those from the least advantaged areas, and over six times as likely to get into the most selective universities. This report highlights ongoing concerns over Oxford’s image of exclusivity. Earlier this term, Lord Andrew Adonis called for the creation of a new undergraduate college to improve “access with excellence.” In a press recent press release, Dr Luke Heselwood, Reform Senior Researcher and author of the report ‘Gaining Access: Increasing the participation of disadvantaged students at elite universities’, said: “If Ministers want to do better, they should do three things: find a better measure for assessing disadvantage, evaluate universities’ spending on widening participation and campaign to encourage applications from disadvantaged students.” This was an increase of 10 students and 0.6% percentage points from 2016 entrants, when 90 out of 2,660 students came from low participation backgrounds. “2) With time and consistent commitment to bespoke collaboration with schools and prospective students, we hope to break down perceived barriers to entry, as we continue to encourage more talented applicants of all backgrounds that Oxford can be, and is for them.” “The think tank has previously called for a national campaign similar to Better Make Room in the USA, which targets disadvantaged pupils via text and Snap Chat to encourage applications from those with high enough grades.” Oxford’s 25 mature undergraduate entrants with no prior higher education background in 2017 contrasted with the complete absence of any entrants fitting that category in 2016. A spokesperson for Oxford University told Cherwell: “Oxford has taken a concerted, strategic approach to reaching a more representative selection of students from across the UK. Our proportion of state school students has been steadily rising as a result, and in 2017-18 we attracted more students from under-served areas and low traditions of pursuing higher education, than ever before. Mature students with no previous higher education background constituted only 0.43% of 2017 entrants. “Reform is again calling for universities to publish detailed breakdowns of their widening participation spending to the Office for Stdents, to help understand which programmes are effective and to improve value for money. Oxford also continues to take on the smallest percentage of state school entrants, at 58.2%. With only 100 out of 2,560 entrants coming from low participation neighbour- hoods, Oxford ranked 7th in this capacity among major UK Universities. “1) Our commitment to being more reflective of wider-society and building a University environment where everyone feels welcome, valued and respected, will be reflected in our future access targets and continued investment in supporting ambitious under-represented students via our recently expanded UNIQ summer school, Target Oxbridge partnership and general outreach initiatives in communities where Oxford is perhaps not the first choice University. UK universities’ average state school percentage was 76.8%. In 2016, Cambridge and Oxford had the top two lowest percentages of low participation background. “The think tank is reiterating its call for a new measure for assessing universities progress in improving access, which takes into acount key indicators not currently considered, such as Free School Meal status. The study defined “low participation” areas by ranking data from the 2001 Census Area Statistics wards in conjunction with data from UCAS and other sources on youth higher education participation. “Major University” was defined as a school that had more than 1,000 full time entrants.last_img read more

7th Circuit Affirms Government Employees Must Resign After Elected To Office

first_img7th Circuit Court Affirms Government Employees Must Resign After Elected To OfficeScott Roberts for www.theindianalawyer.comThe 7th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an Indiana law that prevents people employed by the government to also hold elected office in the same municipality they are employed in. The law was challenged by a host of individuals who both serve on city and town councils and work for the same town as police officers, office managers and firefighters.Led by Matthew Claussen, the plaintiffs claimed the law violated their First Amendment rights as well as their rights under the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment. Passed in 2012, Indiana Code 3-5-9-5 states” an individual is considered to have resigned as a government employee when the individual assumes an elected office of the unit that employs the individual.”The plaintiffs sued the state of Indiana and the Indiana State Board of Accounts in the Northern District of Indiana, and the state field a motion to dismiss under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6). The defendants amended their complaint before the ruling and substituted Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as defendant. The District Court granted the motion to dismiss.Circuit Court Judge Joel Flaum pointed out in his decision that the Indiana law falls within the bounds of settled U.S. Supreme Court precedent and noted that time and again the Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of “resign-to-run” laws. While Indiana’s law does not force a candidate to resign if they want to run for elected office in the same municipality they are employed in, it does make them resign if they are elected.Plaintiffs argued the right to hold office is derived from the right to vote and is a fundamental right, and the law burdens voters by limiting the field of candidates from which they may choose. However, the 7th Circuit said the right to assume or hold office once elected is not a fundamental right and said “there is ‘no palpable distinction’ between a prohibition on running for office and a prohibition on holding office,” citing Krisher v. Sharpe 763 F. Supp. 1313, 1319 (E.D. Pa 1991).The law must balance an individual’s First Amendment rights with public interest, Flaum said, and in this case the public interest outweighs the First Amendment rights. Flaum wrote, “Indiana has a genuine and compelling interest in avoiding corruption and self?dealing and the appearance of such things,” and allowing civil servants to serve on a legislative body where they can set their own salary “provides an opportunity for self-dealing and gives the appearance of possible corruption.” There may also be laws that come up for vote that an elected official might have a particular interest in.Plaintiffs’ 14th Amendment claims also fail because the law passes a rational basis analysis test. They claimed government contractors and civil servants derive a financial benefit from the government employing them, but only the civil servants are subject to the law. However, Indiana subjects contractors to extensive disclosure requirements and the state does not have to address all manifestations of corruption at once.The case is Matthew D. Claussen, et al. v. Michael R. Pence, Governor of the State of Indiana, et al., 16-1003.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Earth: It Gives You a Lifetime, Can You Give It an Hour?

first_imgWhy turn out the lights?One of the neat things about Earth Hour is that it creates a “rolling blackout” (of the good kind) across the planet. As each time zone reaches 8:30pm, people turn out their lights to show their support. Last year that included 12,000 landmarks and participants in 187 countries. This visible (or invisible?) display is meant as a symbolic gesture. Its goal is awareness and longer-term behavior change, not simply to reduce the electricity demand for an hour. That said, the connection between turning out the lights and taking climate action is strong. Throughout most of the world, the majority of electricity is created by burning coal or natural gas – both of which create carbon emissions. Think of Earth Hour as your first step toward taking meaningful climate action.So, it’s dark… now what?I hope you’ll join us by turning off the lights where you are at 8:30pm on Saturday night. What you do once the lights are out is up to you (keep it clean, people). Some of the larger cities have public events – Singapore has had a week-long event with concerts, festivals and a count-down to dimming the skyline Saturday night. Some local Planet teams have organized events and learning opportunities. Planet Bangalore, for example, has a selfie kiosk they’ll be setting up for Earth Hour and Planet Malaysia published a list of “Fun things to do in the dark.” Or you may choose to dine by candlelight or even just go out and look at the stars for a change. What you do is up to you.The important thing is to re-establish a connection with nature.And why is Dell involved?Climate change is an economic, social and environmental challenge with increasingly evident consequences. It is affecting the natural systems around us, changing migration patterns and growing seasons, increasing the frequency and severity of extreme weather and drought, and damaging our oceans.Our products use electricity, and unless you are purchasing 100 percent renewable electricity, that means you are creating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by using them. We continue to work hard to reduce the “embedded emissions” on our end: we work with our suppliers to set GHG emissions reduction targets, we sourced approximately one-quarter of our electricity needs from renewable generation (both purchased and electricity we generated on-site), and we’ve reduced the energy intensity of our entire product portfolio by an astounding 54 percent since 2011.This last one is especially important to our customers, because it affects their carbon footprint (and, obviously, their electricity costs).It’s also important because of the role technology is likely to play in helping the world address climate change. It will take a wide range of concerted, collaborative actions, many of which will be enabled by the products and services we provide. High-performance computing, cloud storage, virtualization, big data analytics and the Internet of Things all have important roles to play in understanding how the climate is changing and in changing the way we manage our world to use less energy, water, and other resources.I’m ready – let’s fight climate changeSo Mother Nature thanks you for your commitment to turn out the lights on Saturday at 8:30pm. Help us let the world know Dell has been participating and show us your selfie of what you do in the dark, tagging #EarthHour and #LegacyofGood. No idea what to do? Host a party, have dinner by candlelight, or find some friends and play.Beyond Saturday, there are plenty of resources out there for you:To learn more about Earth Hour, you can visit their site.Join forces with one of the many environmental organizations working hard to preserve the You may even have an environmentally-focused employee resource group at your own workplace.Find out how Dell is Building a Legacy of Good. This Saturday (March 24) at 8:30 pm, millions of people, businesses and landmarks around the globe will set aside an hour to host events, switch off their lights and make some noise for action on climate change.It’s called Earth Hour, and I’m proud that Dell is once again turning off logo signs on many buildings and darkening areas (where it won’t interfere with safety or security) from 8:30-9:30pm local time. Dell Facilities, Planet ERG and the Legacy of Good team have been working together to support the effort. This story shares one example of how Dell is committed to driving human progress by putting our technology and expertise to work where it can do the most good for people and the planet.We invite you to explore our FY17 Annual update on our 2020 Legacy of Good Plan at legacyofgood.dell.comlast_img read more

Modern Applications Powered by Modern Architectures with Dell Technologies and VMware

first_imgThe global economy is going digital. According to IDC, 60 percent of the global GDP will be digital by 2022. Applications are driving this digital transformation. These applications need to scale quickly to potentially millions of users, be available worldwide, manage large amounts of data, and respond in milliseconds. They cover wide-ranging use cases, including web and mobile backends, IoT applications, AI/ML workloads, batch processing, PaaS solutions, micro-service backends, and more.To meet these requirements, modern applications are built with a combination of new architecture paradigms, operational models, and software delivery processes. They allow businesses to innovate faster while reducing risk, time to market, and total cost of ownership. These modern applications are typically based on containers and micro-services to increase agility and time to market.With the recent release of vSphere 7.0 and VCF 4.0, VMware updated vSphere for modern application development through the introduction of vSphere for Kubernetes, which provides native Kubernetes support in the VMware vCenter-vSphere environment. This makes the industry’s leading virtualization platform a unified environment for virtualized and containerized workloads. With VMware Cloud Foundation and Tanzu Mission Control, customers can easily deploy these workloads across a hybrid cloud environment and provide an agile, robust and proven operational platform for the modern applications.Dell Technologies storage platforms, Dell EMC Unity XT and PowerMax are certified with VMware vSphere 7.0 and VMware Cloud Foundation 4.0 and are “Validated Design” storage solutions of the Dell Technologies Cloud Platform powered by VMware Cloud Foundation. This offers our customers the unmatched combination of best-of-breed infrastructure solutions with the flexibility, economics and consumption model of a hybrid cloud that is ready for modern application architectures and deployment paradigms.VMware vSphere 7.0 allows customers to truly modernize their hybrid cloud as well as seamlessly build and run new cloud-native apps alongside traditional applications using the same familiar, proven infrastructure platform tools. vSphere with Kubernetes integrates Kubernetes into the control plane of vSphere 7, so operating your data center is like operating in a cloud that includes valued infrastructure services. This modernization is achieved merely by updating to vSphere 7. This integration truly heralds a full stack mission-critical modern infrastructure platform. And Dell Technologies not only offers a fully integrated hyperconverged infrastructure platform to run this software defined data center (SDDC), but also integrates with best of breed, mission-critical external storage components (e.g. Dell EMC Unity XT and PowerMax) within it. Customers can now modernize their most mission-critical applications by implementing as a containerized solution while retaining the scalable, resilient storage architectures they have always depended on. Thus, the combination of VMware and Dell Technologies solutions herald a new era for our joint customers in their application and infrastructure modernization journey.Learn more about VMWare vSphere 7.0 here, Dell EMC Unity XT here, and PowerMax here.last_img read more

Lawmakers ask about Bar lawyer regulation system

first_imgLawmakers ask about Bar lawyer regulation system Lawmakers ask about Bar lawyer regulation system Senior EditorAfter a day debunking many of the claims made about medical malpractice, a Florida Senate committee questioned Florida Bar President Miles McGrane about Bar prosecutions for frivolous lawsuits and the Bar grievance process generally.McGrane was one of about 20 people invited to give sworn testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee on July 14-15 during the second legislative special session on medical malpractice.The Senate has been under fire from Gov. Jeb Bush and the House for refusing to agree to a $250,000 cap on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases. But senators said they had been getting conflicting information, so the upper chamber took the unusual step of inviting witnesses to the Judiciary Committee, and then putting them under oath. That makes them liable to a perjury charge if they lie.McGrane testified after the committee had quizzed state employees involved in regulating insurance companies and the medical profession. They testified that the state largely relies on information from insurance companies and their accountants on the number of claims made and other actuarial information. Other employees testified that although claims have been made that high malpractice rates are driving doctors out of the state, there are more doctors in Florida than five years ago, and the number of doctors applying to practice in Florida is increasing.Witnesses also said, contrary to much of the talk about medical malpractice, that there is no flood of frivolous malpractice suits driving up rates.Against that backdrop, committee Chair Sen. Alex Villalobos, R-Miami, asked McGrane for general information about the Bar’s grievance process and specifically how many cases had been investigated for filing frivolous malpractice suits.McGrane replied that there had been three malpractice related investigations. One was referred by a judge who ruled a defense lawyer did a filing without reasonable investigation. That case was dropped when an appellate court overturned the judge.On the other two cases, a lawyer sued the wrong doctor who had the identical name as the intended defendant, and a lawyer sued the wrong partner in a P.A., he said.In recent years, the Bar has averaged about 9,000 complaints a year involving 4,500 to 5,000 lawyers, McGrane reported. Total disciplines have ranged from 391 to 472, including between 20 and 38 annual disbarments. Other disciplines include suspensions, reprimands, voluntary resignations, and probations. The numbers do not include those who opt to attend the Bar’s ethics school in lieu of facing a minor misconduct charge.Asked by Sen. Durrell Peadon, R-Crestview, how the Bar process worked, McGrane answered that local grievance committees, made up of lawyers and nonlawyers, investigate complaints. If a committee finds probable cause, then a referee holds a hearing and makes a recommendation. That is reviewed by the Bar Board of Governors, which decides whether to agree to make a different recommendation when the case goes to the Supreme Court, which has final authority over all grievance cases, he said.Sen. Dave Aronberg, D-West Palm Beach, asked about cases under F.S. 57.105, which allows judges to award the opposing side attorneys’ fees in costs when an attorney brings a frivolous action. McGrane replied that rarely happens. He also noted that some had suggested a provision that an attorney who brings three frivolous actions within five years be barred from filing medical malpractice, and added he doubts that will ever happen.Sen. Skip Campbell, D-Tamarac, a former member of the Bar Board of Governors, spent much of the meeting asking tough questions of insurance and medical representatives. He asked McGrane about lawyer advertising, saying, “I think the doctors have a legitimate gripe about that.”McGrane said the U.S. Supreme Court in the 1970s ruled that lawyers have a right to advertise, but that The Florida Bar has enacted — and has been upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court — the toughest regulations of any state bar.“Personally, I find it repulsive, repugnant, whatever word you want to use. But as president of The Florida Bar, I have to enforce the rules on what the courts will let us do,” he said.Ironically, no one asked McGrane about his personal practice, which is largely made up of defending doctors in medical malpractice cases.Questioning of McGrane was mild compared to some witnesses. Robert White, president of First Professionals Insurance, the state’s largest medical malpractice insurance company, and Jeff Scott, an attorney with the Florida Medical Association, conceded there was no problem with frivolous lawsuits, or even that there is a large number of them. White said past legislation had fixed that problem, but added bad faith laws make it difficult for insurance companies.That was contrary to much of the rhetoric earlier this year, when frivolous lawsuits were frequently blamed for skyrocketing medical malpractice rates. White also estimated that 10 percent of rate hikes were caused by low interest rates on investments and other economic factors, not related to lawsuits. August 1, 2003 Gary Blankenship Senior Editor Regular Newslast_img read more

Stock futures rise slightly after Tuesday’s rally as traders await U.S. election results

first_imgElection officials count absentee ballots at a polling place located in the Town of Beloit fire station on November 03, 2020 near Beloit, Wisconsin.Scott Olson | Getty Images – Advertisement – This week’s market moves come as investors hoped a delayed, or contested, U.S. presidential election result would be avoided and a clear winner would emerge Tuesday night.“This most recent uptick in prices seems to be a ‘clarity rally’ as investors look forward to finally having the election uncertainty overhang removed,” Adam Crisafulli, founder of Vital Knowledge, wrote in a note Tuesday.Former Vice President Joe Biden held a 10-point lead nationally over President Donald Trump, according to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released Sunday. Wall Street is also watching some key Senate races, which could lead to Democrats taking control of Congress.- Advertisement – Stock futures rose slightly on Tuesday night following a sharp rally during regular trading while investors awaited the result of the presidential election.Dow Jones Industrial Average traded 131 points higher, or 0.5%. S&P 500 futures gained 0.4% and Nasdaq 100 futures advanced 0.3%.Earlier in the day, the Dow popped more than 500 points, or 2.1%. The S&P 500 gained 1.8% and the Nasdaq Composite advanced 1.9%. Those gains added to Monday’s strong performance.- Advertisement –center_img Investors are betting that a so-called blue wave — a scenario in which Democrats win the White House, obtain a Senate majority and keep control of the House — could facilitate the passing of new fiscal stimulus as the economy continues its recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.“I think that no matter who wins, you have a quick dip and you have to buy,” CNBC’s Jim Cramer said earlier on Tuesday.The S&P 500 lost 0.4%, on average, the day after presidential elections, according to Baird.Chao Ma of the Wells Fargo Investment Institute thinks investors with a longer time horizon should not worry too much about the election’s impact on the broader market.“The history of the economy and the S&P 500 Index suggests that a president’s party affiliation has made little difference when it comes to long-term returns,” said the firm’s global portfolio and investment strategist. “The long-term drivers of the S&P 500 index have been the economy and business earnings, and we expect that to continue to be the case … beyond the 2020 elections.”One year out from a presidential election, the S&P 500 averaged a return of more than 8%, according to the Baird data back to 1960.Subscribe to CNBC PRO for exclusive insights and analysis, and live business day programming from around the world. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Retired NRL star David Shillington grew up in is on the market

first_imgThe family home of former Gold Coast Titans player David Shillington is for sale. Picture: Regi VargheseTHE original family home that retired NRL star David Shillington grew up in is on the market.The former Gold Coast Titans forward retired from rugby league earlier this year due to chronic injuries.The 33-year-old has fond memories from his childhood at 48 Seventh Avenue, Kedron.He remembers having to share a bedroom with his three brothers when his parents first bought the original two bedroom Queenslander.When the boys grew older, his parents raised the house and built underneath.“It was a great spot to grow up with the park at the end of the street where we could kick the footy around,” Shillington said.Chinese buyer’s offer too good to refuseBeauty queen revealed and readyMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours agoMega price for modest homeRetired NRL player David Shillington’s family home in Kedron is for sale. Picture: Supplied by Ray WhiteGET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERERay White Wilston principal Alistair Macmillan said the highset 1920s house was in good condition and very liveable, but lent itself well to a full scale renovation.The property consists of two lots so would either suit a family looking for a big family home or a developer considering a subdivision.The property is scheduled for auction on July 20 at 6pm.Shillington played 215 NRL games for the Roosters, Canberra Raiders and Titans as well as 14 Tests, eight Origin games for Queensland, four matches for the Prime Minister’s XIII and two NRL All Stars appearances.last_img read more

What conditions qualify for medical marijuana treatment in New York?

first_imgSun Times 13 January 2016New York’s medical marijuana program rolled out Jan. 6 with one of the strictest programs of all 23 states that have legalized medical marijuana.New York’s medical marijuana law only allows non-smokable forms of marijuana, such as edibles or liquids that can be ingested orally, and patients are not allowed to grow their own cannabis at home.Only a handful of “severe, debilitating or life threatening” health conditions are currently eligible for medical marijuana treatment in New York.On Monday, New York Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker announced that the state would not be expanding its list of medical marijuana eligible health conditions to include Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Alzheimer’s disease, muscular dystrophy, dystonia or rheumatoid arthritis, as reported by High Times.Zucker said more evidence was needed before health officials could add these conditions to the state’s list of medical marijuana qualifying conditions.http://extract.suntimes.com/information-resources/10/153/12263/new-york-medical-marijuana-qualifying-health-conditionsKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more