Prop seeks to change financing

first_imgWith 11 statewide initiatives on the November ballot, some student voters remain divided about the less publicized measures, like Proposition 32.Prop. 32 would ban all political contributions to candidates from corporations and unions, as well as the ban of automatic wage deduction from employees’ paychecks for political donations. If this proposition passes, corporations and unions will no longer be able to use the money deducted from employees’ paychecks for political purposes.According to a poll conducted by the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and the Los Angeles Times released Thursday, 39 percent of respondents said they supported Prop. 32, while 46 percent said they opposed it.Supporters argue a yes on Prop. 32 goes as far as the U.S. Constitution allows to cut the monetary tie between special interests and politicians. The Yes on Prop. 32 campaign cites corruption as the main reason for the initiative.On their website, the campaign states: “Special interests control Sacramento … corporations, business associations and unions gave $89 million to state politicians and campaigns for the 2010 elections alone.” By contrast, opponents of the bill argue that it would, in fact, infringe on citizens’ rights to donate to a particular candidate or election.“Prop 32 supporters claim the law will limit big campaign spending from all sides,” according to the Vote No on 32 website. “But the reality is that it would restrict everyday Californians from coming together to have a voice in elections while creating massive special exemptions for the same groups funding the campaign.”Speaking as a non-partisan entity, the Legislative Analyst’s Office released a report detailing the measure and the effects it would have if passed. In the report, the office stated that the primary fiscal cost of the measure would be in the enforcement of these donations and the regulation of fair political practices.“The amount of these costs is unknown, but could be in the range of hundreds of thousands of dollars annually,” the Legislative Analyst’s Office stated in the same report. “Some of these costs could be offset by increased fines for not complying with the measure’s provisions.”Like the respondents in the USC Dornsife poll, other USC students also seemed divided over the pros and cons of the measure.“I agree with it because I feel that it is the individual’s right as to how they would want to lobby their money,” said Nicole Jabson, a senior majoring in public policy, management and planning. “That should be up to the individual’s discretion and should not be up to corporations or unions.”Andy Tran, a first-year law student, also agreed with banning political contributions by deductions.“If employers take wages from employees and put it wherever they want, I would be against that,” Tran said. “If they made the deductions mandatory and let the workers choose where the money was going, that would be a different story. The fact that [workers] are getting their money taken away and not being able to choose where that money goes is bothering.”While supporters claim it will take big money out of politics, those against Prop. 32 argue that it will unfairly bar contributions by unions since it would still allow super PACs to contribute. They believe that the measure is largely supported by big businesses that will not be subject to its restrictions.“I’m against Prop. 32 because it is unfairly biased against unions,” said Matthew Ivan, an undeclared sophomore. “It targets unions, who are very much representative of the middle class.”Jabson also emphasized that there is too much at stake on this proposition for hard-line party bias to affect one’s vote.“People need to be more educated on it because there is currently a lot of bias among liberals and conservatives, when it should really depend on your idea of how far corporations and unions should go in contributing to campaigns,” Jabson said.last_img read more

Kearns keeps same XV as chosen for postponed match

first_imgIf Tipp win in Thurles they’ll be second in Division 3.However, the Premier were beaten when they last faced the Leinster county.Manager Liam Kearns would love to achieve a different outcome this time round. We’ll have live commentary on the match too.  The build-up starts at 4.50pm.  Coverage is with thanks to Cleary Motors Renault, Thurles.last_img

Ghana v Egypt: President wishes Black Satellites well

first_imgThe Sports Minister Elvis Afryie Ankrah on behalf of the President John Dramani Mahama, has sent a solidarity and motivational message to Ghana’s Black Satellites ahead of the final of the African Youth Championship in Algeria.It will be Ghana’s fifth final appearance out of which there have been three victories (1993, 1999, 2009).Ghana’s goodwill Sports envoy Ambassador Ray Quarcoo will personally carry the message on behalf of the government and people of Ghana to the Satellites.North African opponents Egypt, will be playing Ghana for the second time in the tournament following their 2-1 win over their Ghanaian counterparts in the opening Group A fixture.For this reason, some sports analysts see the Satellites as slight underdogs ahead of Saturday’s final at the Ahmed Zabena Stadium in Oran.But Afriyie Ankrah thinks differently, stating that the Satellites have the will power and belief to beat Egypt ” The boys have done tremendously well to get to the final and in so doing qualify for Turkey 2013 in June”. The Sports Minister believes the current squad can follow in the footsteps of other Satellites players who went on to carve illustrious careers.”We must not forget about the likes of Sammy Kuffuor, Stephen Appiah, Sulley Muntari, Michael Essien, and most recently Andre Ayew and Emmanuel Agyemang Badu just to mention a few who all rose to prominence after winning Junior titles”Afriyie Ankrah holds the view that the opening group game defeat was a blessing in disguise.” My interactions with the players even before they left Accra four weeks ago gave me an insight into how focused these lads are and how hungry they are for success”.According to Afriyie Ankrah, the players displayed great confidence at the farewell dinner he held for the team and promised to bring the cup to him straight from the airport so that he presents it to the President.“This was the bold promise made by natural born winners and it comes as no surprise that they have reached the finals.” The Minister also commended the players for concentrating on their mission and assured them that all their outstanding bonuses will be paid upon their arrival following delays in budget approvals and allocation.The statement concluded that ” The President and good people of Ghana regard you as winners regardless of the result against Egypt and a victory in the final will simply endorse the great confidence we have in you.”Ghana reached the final courtesy a 1-0, 2-0 and 4-2 win on penalties over Benin, Algeria and Mali respectively while Egypt also beat Ghana, Algeria, Benin and Nigeria to reach only their fourth final.last_img read more

Memphis’ Matt Barnes calls 2015 ‘worst year of his life’

first_imgMEMPHIS, Tenn. >> Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes has expressed his frustration on social media about 2015, what he describes as “the worst year of his life.”Barnes, who is serving a two-game suspension for what the NBA has described as a “physical altercation” with New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher, posted on Instagram: “Thank God For 2016!”Barnes, 35, posted the message “Success happens when you survive all of your mistakes” on his account and wrote about how a former teammate “went behind my back, messed w/ my ex, got caught, got dealt w/ for being a snake, then ran & told the Police & NBA.”Barnes wrote on the post that he had to walk away from the only thing he’s ever wanted, “MY OWN FAMILY.” He noted that, “They call that karma.” Barnes, who played for the Lakers and Clippers, also said he was traded from a city and team that he loved, writing, “They call that the business.” Grizzlies spokesman Jason Wallace declined comment on Barnes’ post. Goodwin Sports Management, which represents Barnes, didn’t immediately respond to an email seeking comment.A person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press in October an incident between Barnes and Fisher occurred while the Knicks coach attended a gathering at the home of Barnes’ estranged wife, Gloria Govan. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because no details were publicly released.Fisher said he had no thoughts at all about Barnes’ Instagram post when asked about it at New York’s morning shootaround on Friday.Redondo Beach police responded to an incident Oct. 3 but disclosed no information on the location or who was involved after finding no basis for criminal charges. The 6-foot-7 Barnes’ will conclude his suspension by sitting out tonight’s game at Utah. He missed the team’s 99-90 overtime victory over the Miami Heat on Tuesday. The Grizzlies traded for Barnes on draft day in June. Barnes has played 33 games with the Grizzlies (18-16) and is averaging 8.6 points and five rebounds per game. Fisher, 41, is in his second season with the Knicks after spending most of his playing career in Los Angeles.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Teletović and Nurkić to play in the Qualifications for the European Championships?

first_imgNext summer, Mirza Teletović and Jusuf Nurkić will play for the national team of BiH in qualifications for the European Championships.This news was confirmed by the captain of the BiH national team Mirza Teletović, who announced his return and the return of Jusuf Nurkić to the national team.“Probably the both of us will be there and play for the national team. We do not have a great selection of players and it is very important that we appear next summer,” Teletović commented briefly.This is certainly amazing news for the BiH national team which is to fight for the European Championships in the group with Sweden and Russia.(Source: read more

Post your FREE Garage Sale ads for this weekend here

first_imgBy Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It is another garage sale weekend. And the world needs to know you are having one. Go ahead and post your garage sale in the “comment” section below. We will remind the shopping troops on Friday about your sale.Happy bargain selling and hunting!Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (3) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 281 weeks ago OK, gang, this is all you have to do. Write up your garage sale and submit it as a comment. Write as much as you like and you won’t pay one cent! Example: Joe Blow at 100 North New York Avenue is having a garage sale for the Wellington Citywide. We will start the sale at 6 a.m. and run through noon Saturday. We will be offering a variety of stuff including clothes, furniture and a beautiful hand-woven rug. We will also be giving out free lemonade. Call us at 888-888-8888 if your have any questions. Hope to see you there! Report Reply 0 replies · active 281 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Garage Sale · 281 weeks ago Moving Sale at 624 N Washington Ave on Saturday, March 28 from 8:00am-2:00pm! HUGE variety, anything from women’s clothing to newborn “must-haves”! ALL prices negotiable, everything MUST GO! See you there! Report Reply 0 replies · active 281 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Phyllis Rains · 264 weeks ago Huge Multi-Family Sale – Saturday 7-2 – 1121 North B Street Wellington Report Reply 0 replies · active 264 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Child found wondering alone in Miramar neighborhood

first_imgAuthorities in Miramar are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating the parents of a 2 or 3-year-old boy who was found wandering alone in a neighborhood.According to reports, the child was located near Southwest 68th Avenue and 18th Street on Sunday morning.A witness saw the boy wandering the streets, picked him up and called the police.Miramar Police along with Pembroke Pines Police went door-to-door in an effort to identify the child, his parents, or anyone who recognizes the child, however, they did not have any luck.As of Monday evening, the child remains in the custody of the Department of Children and Families.Officials say they have yet to identify the child nor has anyone come forward to claim him, however , they are now going through several tips they have received after posting the child’s photo. Authorities are urging anyone who recognizes the child or has any information on his parents to contact them at 954-602-4000.last_img read more

O Bee Credit Union to Fill Truck with Canned Food during…

first_imgSubmitted by O Bee Credit UnionO Bee Credit Union will be at the Oly Trot in Olympia on Thanksgiving morning to collect and deliver non-perishable food items for the Thurston County Food Bank. The annual four-mile run is an opportunity for the running community to get some Thanksgiving exercise and make a difference for families in need as the holidays approach. Tradition holds that runners donate two cans of food on the day of the race. This year’s run is a sold out event with 1,000 runners registered.“Before we feast and give thanks today, we plan to fill up this whole truck with canned food,” said Devin Cadigan of O Bee, AVP Contact Center Manager. “In the past our runners and spectators have been very generous. We expect to be to pretty busy all morning” he added.Guerilla Running is organizing the Oly Trot. As in past years, donated food and proceeds from the race benefit the Thurston County Food Bank. Come out to cheer on your friends and support the Thurston County Food Bank, help O Bee Credit Union stuff the truck.Oly Trot Four Mile Thanksgiving RunThanksgiving Morning, November  28th 8am – 11am7th and Water StreetAbout O Bee Credit UnionO Bee Credit Union (The Olympia Brewing Co. Employees and Families Credit Union) was started February 15, 1955, by Ted McGill, who worked in the bottle house of the brewery. This full service non-profit credit union, owned by its members, has four branches located in Lacey, Tumwater, Tenino, and West Olympia. Membership is open to all Washington residents. Visit for more information about O Bee Credit Union. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Watch : Team mistakes opposition goalkeeper hitting the net for a goal- and hilariously…

first_imgImage Credits : PRVA LigaAdvertisement 9s14cNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsv0Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E3tdz1( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) rn5Would you ever consider trying this?😱kskCan your students do this? 🌚hsdRoller skating! Powered by Firework An incredible incident happened in the match between HNK Hadjuk Split and NK Slaven Belupo in Croatian League. HNK Hadjuk Split won the match against NK Slaven Belupo by a margin of 2-0. However, the players of the opposition team will not able to forget the incident that happened in the field.Advertisement Image Credits : PRVA LigaHNK Hadjuk Split were 1-0 up in the match with a goal of Jairo da Silva at the 14th minute of the match. The first half ended with a scoreline of 1-0 in favour of HNK Hadjuk Split. The real incident of the match happened at the 74th minute. NK Slaven Belupo’s players thought that they equalised the scoreline at that moment. HNK Hadjuk Split’s goalkeeper passed the ball straight towards a player of the opposition team. The goalkeeper was not in line and the player chipped the ball over the head of the goalkeeper. The goalkeeper went back to the net and the touched the ball and it hit the bar. However the goalkeeper went inside the net and an optical illusion was created.The players of NK Slaven Belupo including the goalkeeper started celebration. However, the game continued and Josip Juranovic scored the second goal for the home side. It was a hilarious incident and the players of NK Slaven Belupo were not able to believe it at that moment.Advertisement Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Lightning ERTE has been supported

first_imgUntil this outcome, it was hoped to reach an understanding between the parties as has happened in other entities and by the economic situation of this one in particular. “With 19 million surplus and € 21M entered by the transfers, you have to have two eggs and go out to secure the wages of your employees. I’m not talking about Barça or Atlético. I’m talking about Lightning, that’s why I give those numbers, “coach Paco Jémez stated bluntly a few days ago in ‘Estudio Estadio’.Beyond the first team, ERTE also It has affected the Rayo Femenino, the Foundation, the quarry … And the workers who are on a daily basis of the club, although with particularities. In some cases it is a reduction in working hours and, therefore, salary; while in others, ERTE is total: they would only collect 70% of the contribution base from the State. A month after Rayo acknowledged his intention to apply an ERTE, it has become effective. It has already been admitted, as AS has learned, and so the workers have been notified since Friday, May 1. The Temporary Employment Regulation File will also affect the coach, Paco Jémez, and the staff of the first team, who will experience a 70% reduction in their emoluments since the alarm state was decreed (14-M). Thus, will be retroactive, since players and coaching staff normally received their salary for the month of March.This news has been a jug of cold water for all redhead employees. And is that captains have met with the club and put forward various proposals for weeks to try to avoid this scenario and try to ensure that the most vulnerable workers (those who need their salary to make ends meet) do not lose a single euro in the process. Agreement has not been possible and the general feeling is one of deep disappointment.last_img read more