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Aaron McKenna Marriage is nothing more than a contract – bring on

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first_imgTHE DIVORCE REFERENDUM passed by the slimmest of margins in 1996, about a single vote per ballot box. It was a wrenching national argument of epic proportions. Family, the life of the nation and the rights of individuals all engaged in an orgy of vitriolic debate. Politicians have done well to avoid the issue ever since. As the abortion debate has reminded us, it’s difficult to talk about and get anything else done once one of these national social issues kicks off.This government is now looking seriously at two major proposals to liberalise our marriage laws: one reform on the way in, and another on the way out. We will vote on legalising gay marriage in 2015, and early polls show strong support. With less triumphal fanfare the government has also announced its intention to consider legislating for prenuptial agreements.At present prenups carry no real legal weight in Ireland. Depending on the judge you get there might be some consideration given to the existence of such an agreement, but no guarantees. Previous governments have looked at the topic of legislating to provide a basis on which the agreements would become enforceable, but very little progress has been made beyond the production of reports on which to store dust in the national archives.Marriage is nothing more than a contractAt the risk of having the women (and soon, men) beating down my door, I must say that marriage is nothing more than a contract between two people who decide to spend their lives together. Whatever religious connotations you want to add atop that is your own business, but as far as the State is concerned marriage is a convenient tax and inheritance arrangement.You can live with your significant other without marriage. You can have kids without marriage. If you break up, the kids will be provisioned for regardless of marital status. You can pretty much do as you wish with someone else without being married.The marriage itself is a formal contract binding one person to another. It is also one of the most heavily regulated types of contract: if you decide to dissolve it, you do so in a fashion at the whim of courts, you can’t have any binding say in the terms of dissolution at the time of entering the contract; and it takes half a decade by the time all is said and done to get out of it.Now, in general, divorce is a sad and a bad thing. Not many people get married to get divorced. Relationships matter, and a society that devalues them is a devalued society. But the fact is that breakups happen, and it seems that in Ireland we have laws designed to extract penance from the sinners who don’t stick it out.That goes back to the tumultuous arguments around divorce when we so narrowly passed it into our constitution. In a sense we have another of what Haughey called “An Irish solution to an Irish problem,” when he was referring to the now ridiculous provision of contraception by way of doctors’ prescription to married couples.Divorce in Ireland is a fudge. The lengthy period of time it takes to get a divorce exists in the hopes that after two or three years of separation a couple will see the light and get back together. Maybe that does happen. And when it does, a couple could always just get married again if they liked. They pay for their marriage license like everyone else.Prenups are not provisioned for despite it being wholly logical to do so when we introduced divorce, because it would be another offence to the idea that marriage is for life as mandated by society, God, the good book and whatever else you’re having yourself if you’d just vote Yes in the 1996 referendum.Big boys and girls should be able to make their own decisionsWhy exactly is it the business of society, 166 TDs and a number of judges to decide to how people can go about their marriage…? People are big boys and girls and should be able to make their own decisions and protect their own financial interests in divorce. This is not a one way street, with a rich woman being able to provision for a less well-off man in an equitable way at the outset of a marriage in the event it breaks down. After all, it takes two parties to sign the agreement and both spouses can negotiate for a better deal that, in the end, leaves them both with peace of mind.Or a prenup might help forestall a divorce, if one has to consider in financial terms just how far someone is willing to go for the other in the event things go sour in the relationship.Now, I’ve just been discussing married couples. What of kids, says you?A prenuptial agreement is between two parties who are getting married. Children are provisioned for by family courts regardless of any contracts or agreements as is, and that would remain the same. The beneficiary of, say, a house or monies provisioned for the care and welfare of children following a divorce is the children themselves. It so happens that one of the former spouses will likely become their primary carer, so benefitting indirectly from this in ways that might go beyond what a prenup provisions for strictly between the two parties.Prenups won’t be for everyone. Broaching the topic before marriage is certainly a gamey exercise. But there should be no reason that society prevents people from entering into an agreement that allows them to protect their respective assets that they’ve built over time or will build regardless of the marriage.I’ll start accepting proposals from fellow romantics immediately…Read: Laws recognising prenups to be considered by GovernmentRead: First poll finds large majority in favour of same sex marriagelast_img read more

Remember Sensible Soccer Heres how some of Irelands most famous goals would

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first_imgREMEMBER SENSIBLE SOCCER? If you like football and you owned an Amiga, chances are you will never forget it.It looked something like this:YouTube Credit: mingo870Call us nerds, but we’re big fans of retro computer games around here. So it’s no surprise that we fell in love with Pixel Replay.com, a new website set up to re-create classic goals as though they happened in Sensible Soccer.Cantona against Liverpool in the 1996 FA Cup Final? Bergkamp against Newcastle? Yeboah against Wimbledon? They’ve got them all — and more.The men behind the magic have specially designed three of Ireland’s most famous goals for us. There’s Liam Brady showing the Brazilians how to play in 1987:YouTube Credit: FatherTed2006(PixelReplay.com)Ray Houghton’s winner against Italy at the USA 1994 World Cup, complete with Pagliuca in no man’s land:YouTube Credit: illumin(PixelReplay.com)And Robbie Keane’s last-gasp equaliser against Germany in Ibaraki in 2002. Quinny’s header still looks every bit as good:YouTube Credit: Aodhancfc92(PixelReplay.com)If you’re desperate to see your favourite goal immortalised in all its pixellated glory — we’re thinking Dave Barry v Bayern Munich or Pat Sullivan v Partizan Belgrade — you’ll find more details on that here.VIDEO: Dubliner Graham Carey scored an absolute thronker for St Mirren last nightlast_img read more

Lunchtime Fix 6 things you need to know

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first_img Naval Service responding to request for assistance in #SAR Operation near #Glandore #Cork Specialist Dive Team & LE Aisling en route— Óglaigh na hÉireann (@defenceforces) July 2, 2014 Bankrupt businessman Sean Quinn becomes emotional during a rally in support of Quinn and his family in Ballyconnell, Co Cavan in 2012. Source: Niall Carson/PA Archive/Press Association Images4. A huge search operation is underway off the south coast where one diver remains missing. A second diver was taken from the water earlier today and brought to a Cork hospital. 5. Broadband in 50 Irish towns is set to get much, much faster as ESB and Vodafone announce a joint investment of €450 million for its fibre network. [RTÉ News]6. A South African court has heard that Oscar Pistorius could be at risk of suicide if he doesn’t continue mental health treatment. However, psychologists said he did not suffer from any mental disorder or defect when he shot and killed Reeva Steenkamp. [The Guardian] Source: eNCAnews/YouTubeRead the rest of the day’s news> Source: Irish Defence Forces/Twitter WHAT’S THE STORY?1. Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has resigned from Cabinet and will not be seeking re-election to the Dáil.He was emotional – but a little jovial – as he outlined his plans for the future at Leinster House in the last hour.http://vine.co/v/MUWIUHJIYtV2. It’s bad news today for young people in the workforce as new figures show there are 2,932 more of them on the Live Register. And loads of companies say they can’t find the talent they need. Source: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland3. Seán Quinn has said that Anglo is using his money to make them the most hated family in Ireland. He also revealed that local people in Derrylin were helping to finance his court actions.last_img read more

Coveney says he will not legislate for water charges abolition as it

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first_imgThe minister should stop interfering in the work of the Committee. He should adhere to the process he set up and respect the outcome of the Committee.He said the minister will have plenty of time to respond to the committee’s final report when it is debated by the Dáil and Seanad later this month.O’Broin said Coveney’s attempts to influence the outcome of the committee’s deliberations is “wrong and smacks of desperation”.The committee of 20 TDs is expected to finalise its report either tomorrow or next week ahead of a Dáil vote which is due to take place by the end of March.Poll: Would you watch Coveney and Varadkar going toe-to-toe in a live debate?>Read: Innocent motorists in serious road accidents 5 years ago still ‘haven’t seen a cent’> By Christina Finn Breaching confidence and supply agreementCoveney said Fine Gael were not breaching the confidence and supply agreement (the deal between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael which essentially keeps the government in power).The agreement was never intended to instruct a minister to act contrary to the advice of the Attorney General, he said.We will continue to abide by it and I hope Fianna Fáil will too.The agreement states that the government will “facilitate the passage of legislation” for the implementation of the recommendations in relation to domestic water charging (whether it be abolition, a reformed charging regime or other options).This line was put to the minister this evening and he was asked what would happen if the Oireachtas approved and voted in favour of the abolition of the water charges regime.“Facilitating is not the same as introducing,” he clarified.“What I am saying is I cannot introduce legislation that I regard as effectively illegal.”‘Bullying’ the committeeSinn Féin spokesperson on water Eoin Ó Broin has accused the minister of “trying to bully the Oireachtas Water Committee”.Tonight’s intervention by Minister Coveney prior to the Committee concluding our business is wholly inappropriate. He is trying to bully the Committee with exaggerated claims on the supposed illegality of complete abolition of water charges. Simon Coveney speaking to reporters at Leinster House this evening. http://jrnl.ie/3264314 139 Comments Tuesday 28 Feb 2017, 10:00 PM Feb 28th 2017, 10:00 PM Source: TheJournal Politics/Twitter Coveney said Fine Gael is willing to compromise, but added that other parties have to be prepared to follow suit. Share158 Tweet Email1 Coveney says he will not introduce water charges legislation that will incur penalties from the EU pic.twitter.com/uNnsnt5XP1— TheJournal Politics (@TJ_Politics) February 28, 2017 Coveney says he will not legislate for water charges abolition ‘as it would be illegal’ The Housing Minister was talking tough tonight, but said Fine Gael were not in breach of confidence and supply agreement. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 13,471 Views Coveney is digging in tonight – he won’t legislate water committee agreement if it doesn’t include excessive water charge use pic.twitter.com/Btykj1IZo5— TheJournal Politics (@TJ_Politics) February 28, 2017 We have compromised on the Fine Gael view very significantly, and we’re asking other parties seeking a working solution to do the same.“If that compromise involves exposing the State to legal action, I don’t think as an office holder I can facilitate that,” said the minister.Fianna Fáil’s positionHe said Fianna Fáil had hardened its position on the issue, and accused the party of altering its stance on charges in recent days.“What Fianna Fáil seem to be saying today is that it is okay by them for the general taxpayer to waste water – that wasn’t the Fianna Fáil position until a few days ago.”Coveney insisted tonight that the work of the committee isn’t finished, adding that he still wants consensus.When asked what the outcome would be if the committee’s final recommendation was for the total abolition of all water charges, he said:I would be very surprised if Fianna Fáil asked a government minister to introduce something that was against the AG’s [Attorney General’s] advice. Short URL While a final decision is expected tomorrow or next week it is clear that the Government is losing the argument. We cannot ignore independent legal advice… it is hugely irresponsible to ask us to do that. HOUSING MINISTER SIMON Coveney has said he will not legislate for the water committee’s agreement if it doesn’t include a charge for excessive usage.The majority of those on the Oireachtas joint committee on the future funding of water services have indicated that they are in favour of abolishing domestic charges and are opposed to charging for the excessive use of water.In a private meeting, TDs discussed the committee’s draft report with Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin and AAA-PBP agreeing that there should be no re-introduction of charges.“I will not introduce legislation that potentially exposes the country to very severe penalties and fines from the European Commission – I won’t do that,” Coveney told reporters tonight.EU lawLast year, the European Commission said Ireland will be in breach of European law should it remove the charges completely.“We have clear advice from Attorney General’s Office, I have legal advice from my own department and the expert commission’s advice that was very clear – and we have a European Commission that has shown flexibility and willingness to work with Ireland, but are also clear that there has to be some consequences for households wasting large amounts of water,” he said. Source: TheJournal Politics/Twitter Simon Coveney speaking to reporters at Leinster House this evening.last_img read more

Houston Man Admits Material Support To Islamic State Group

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first_imgPhoto via Twitter @news_liveworldAsher Abid Khan, 23, of Spring, Texas.A Houston-area man pleaded guilty Monday to providing material support to the Islamic State group under a plea agreement reached with federal prosecutors.Under terms of the agreement, Asher Abid Khan, 23, of Spring, Texas, must fully cooperate with any further federal investigation of his case. In return, prosecutors will drop five other counts of the indictment against him, including three conspiracy counts.Khan could get up to 15 years in prison, but prosecutors agreed not to oppose leniency in sentencing if he’s true to his agreement. If he had gone to trial and been convicted of all charges, Khan could have been sentenced to life in a federal prison.Prosecutors initially alleged Khan used social media to join and support IS, but his attorney has said he used social media to persuade another Texas man not to join the IS.The indictment alleged that Khan, a U.S. citizen, traveled from Australia to Turkey in February 2014 as part of a plan to join the Islamic State in Syria. But once he got to Turkey, Khan had a change of heart and returned to his home in suburban Houston.He was supposed to rendezvous in Turkey with Sixto Garcia, of McAllen, Texas, who authorities said went on to join the group and was killed in fighting later that year.According to court documents, investigators allege that in one message on Facebook, Khan asked, “I’d like to join.”Khan’s attorney, Thomas Berg, has contended that his client went online to try to persuade Garcia to not join the Islamic State.The case was seen as a reflection of a growing use of social media by authorities to prosecute U.S. citizens suspected of trying to aid terrorists.“We aggressively investigate and prosecute persons who provide material support to terrorist organizations,” said Abe Martinez, acting U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Texas. Martinez said Khan provided IS “a battlefield soldier to further the terrorist organization’s violent agenda.”Asher Abid Khan, 23, of Spring, TX pleaded guilty today to providing material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization. #FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force investigated https://t.co/B5lZV1Qwwh #HouNews— FBI Houston (@FBIHouston) December 4, 2017 Sharelast_img read more

Black And Latino Children Are Often Overlooked When It Comes To Autism

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first_imgShannon Wright for NPRMounting research suggests that African-American and Latino children with autism are diagnosed late because of bias on the part of health care providers or a lack of information among patient families.Sherry Alvarez says she knew there was something different about her son since he was about 9 months old. Back then Sherry says his pediatrician told her there was nothing to worry about, ” ‘Boys are a little slower than girls, so let’s just wait until his second birthday.’ ” We aren’t using Sherry’s son’s name to protect his privacy.By her son’s second birthday, Sherry says she was getting desperate. She didn’t know why he wasn’t talking yet or showing affection like other kids. At 2 1/2, he was referred to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.There, after four hours of tests, Sherry says the doctor handed her a 20-page report explaining his autism spectrum disorder diagnosis, among others. She says she was paralyzed by emotion.ASD is a disease that affects people of all races and ethnicities, but research shows that African-American and Latino children with autism are diagnosed at older ages than white children, giving them less of an opportunity for proper intervention and treatment.This is especially true of minimally verbal kids like Sherry’s son and there are many possible reasons for a late diagnosis. Some families face healthcare access issues and prohibitive costs for treatment, and some families just don’t know how important it is to get diagnosed to move on to the treatment phase. The dialog between doctors and minority families during the diagnosis process is critical.A recent study from Georgia State University found that African-American parents reported fewer concerns about behaviors like delayed speech and repetitive behaviors, even though their children showed a greater severity with these symptoms, overall. But, of course, it isn’t all up to parents.“There are very likely parent aspects of this and very likely clinician aspects of this,” says Meghan Rose Donohue, a lead researcher on the study. Perhaps families, like Sherry’s, don’t have the information necessary to really push physicians, but it is also possible that doctors don’t take these cases seriously enough from the beginning.Families and doctors, alike, can mistake ASD for simple bad behavior, especially in boys, as research has shown over the past couple of decades. A 2001 study at McGill University in Montreal found that doctors were more hesitant to diagnose ASD in minority families.In 2007, a study by a team at the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities Research and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania, found that African-American children were 5.1 times more likely to be misdiagnosed with conduct disorders before being diagnosed with ASD.When Sherry was growing up, she had a cousin who the family thought of as “different,” she says. “He was basically hidden. We didn’t talk about it as a community.” He had autism. “We have to retrain ourselves. It’s not OK to hide our kids.”Regional Centers in Los Angeles, which offer services to the developmentally disabled, are now starting to look at the diagnosis disparity problem. Westside Regional Center in Culver City just received a grant from the state to look at how autism diagnosis disparities manifest within their intake and treatment programs.“We’ve implemented a series of trainings with intake counselors on cultural awareness and sensitivity, and we’re starting to have a lot of conversations about biases,” says Tom Kelly, Westside’s chief psychologist.One of the apparent biases among intake counselors at the center stems from the difference in the documentation that arrives with each new child. African-American families tend to arrive at the center with lots of documentation detailing behavior issues from their child’s school or social services. With all those official papers sitting in front of them, it’s much easier for a counselor to think “behavior disease” rather than “autism,” says Kelly.And that disparity exists in dollars spent, as well. As reported in a 2017 survey, South Central Regional Center spends $8,000 less per client than the Westside location and the racial disparity persists statewide.But there are more resources for minority families today than compared to when Sherry’s son was young. The Autism Society of Los Angeles runs a hotline to help parents navigate the diagnosis and healthcare landscape and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles now employs liaisons to help families connect with the right resources. But, the spending gap persists.Today, Sherry says her now 15-year-old son is happy. He attends Hamilton High School and communicates almost solely through a typing device. “This is the time in his life where those early treatments could have made a difference,” she laments.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Sharelast_img read more

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Elite Havens has announced that the seven villas o

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first_imgElite Havens has announced that the seven villas of the Sava Beach Villas estate are now part of its exclusive Phuket holiday rental collection.Sava Beach Villas comprises seven designer villas set in a beachfront estate, just 25 minutes from Phuket international airport in Phang Nga province. These Natai Beach rentals offer a choice of seven bedrooms with Villa Tievoli; six bedrooms at Villa Amarelo, Villa Cielo, Villa Malee Sai and Villa Essenza; and four-bedroom escapes at Villa Roxo and Villa Aqua. Each villa has a distinct personality reflecting its individual owner’s taste, while all offer a modern haven with sea and sunset views.An immersion into tranquillity and care awaits guests at Sava Beach Villas, with large private pools of 18 or 25 metres, indoor and outdoor living areas, private dining rooms, entertainment and sports facilities and a team of staff including Thai chefs and villa managers to cater for every guest whim – all just steps away from the soft sands of Natai, a quiet beach that extends 10 kilometres up the Andaman coast. And for those in search of a fantasy beachfront Phuket wedding venue, Sava is a dream destination.Natai Beach is less than an hour’s drive from the busy tourist areas of Phuket, yet it offers a sense of seclusion and exclusivity with only a handful of luxury villas and boutique resorts lining its sandy shore. From relaxing on the sands of Natai and kayaking or standup paddle boarding along the shore to venturing out for a yacht charter cruise of majestic Phang Nga Bay or snorkelling the pristine waters of the Similan islands, Sava Beach Villas offer the ultimate tropical beach getaway.last_img read more

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first_img RelatedFewer European visitors leads to ‘more enjoyable’ continental holidaysPeople booking flights to Europe this year are having a more enjoyable time because of the fewer number of visitorsMore UK holidaymakers book long-haul flightsBrits are more likely to book holidays to longer-haul destinations because the cost of flights has come downPeople ‘certain’ to book more flights to and from the UKMore people will book flights to and from the UK because of the steep decline in the value of the pound Long-haul flights are now on “everybody’s wish list”, according to the Association of Independent Tour Operators (AITO).According to Ken Kenward, AITO’s executive director, booking long-haul flights is no longer considered a luxury by a growing number of travellers.”Long haul holidays have always been popular,” he said.”A long haul holiday is on everybody’s wish list and holidays now are more of a necessity than a luxury.”Mr Kenward added that people book long-haul flights for a number of reasons – be it to go on a gap year, find work abroad or to enrol at a foreign university.The Post Office Holiday Costs Barometer revealed last month that Thailand was the cheapest long-haul destination for UK travellers.The far-east country was 41 percent cheaper than Spain, the cheapest country in the eurozone.South Africa was one place behind Thailand in terms of value-for-money, while Kenya came fourth as it seeks to increase its share of the African tourism market. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Alanna Durkin Richer, The Associated Press Posted Mar 14, 2019 9:45 am PDT Executive gave tip that launched admissions bribery case FILE – This Sept. 9, 2016 photo shows Harkness Tower on the campus of Yale University in New Haven, Conn. Dozens of people were charged Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in a scheme in which wealthy parents allegedly bribed college coaches and other insiders to get their children into some of the nation’s most elite schools. The coaches worked at such schools as Yale, Wake Forest, Stanford, Georgetown, the University of Texas, the University of Southern California and the University of California, Los Angeles. A former Yale soccer coach pleaded guilty and helped build the case against others. (AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz, File) BOSTON — The biggest school admissions scandal ever prosecuted began with a tip from an executive investigators were targeting in a securities fraud probe, a law enforcement official said Thursday.The executive told Boston authorities chasing down the market manipulation scheme that the women’s soccer coach at Yale University said he would label the executive’s daughter as a recruit in exchange for cash, the official said. The official was not authorized to discuss the case and spoke on the condition of anonymity.Investigators recorded a meeting between the executive and the coach at a Boston hotel room in April 2018. During the meeting, which is described in court documents, authorities say Rudy Meredith told the father he would help his daughter get into Yale in exchange for $450,000. Meredith accepted $2,000 in cash in the hotel room and gave the executive directions about how to wire the rest of the money, authorities say.Meredith began co-operating with the investigation that same month in the hopes of getting a lesser sentence, prosecutors say in court documents. Meredith, who resigned from Yale in November, has agreed to plead guilty to charges including wire fraud. A message was left Thursday on Meredith’s phone.The Wall Street Journal first reported the source of the tip. Authorities have not publicly identified the executive.At least nine athletic coaches and 33 parents, many of them prominent in law, finance, fashion, the food and beverage industry and other fields, have been charged in the case . They include Hollywood stars Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin.Prosecutors said that parents paid an admissions consultant to bribe coaches and administrators to falsely make their children look like star athletes to boost their chances of getting accepted. Some parents spent hundreds of thousands of dollars, as much as $6.5 million, to guarantee their children’s admission, officials said.The consultant also hired ringers to take college entrance exams for students, and paid off insiders at testing centres to correct students’ answers, authorities say.Massachusetts U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling has said that the investigation is continuing and that authorities believe other parents were involved. The IRS is also investigating, since some parents allegedly disguised the bribes as charitable donations.The consultant, William “Rick” Singer, pleaded guilty to fraud and conspiracy charges in federal court Tuesday in Boston. Singer’s attorney told reporters that he plans to co-operate fully with prosecutors.On Wednesday, two college students filed a lawsuit against the University of Southern California, Yale and other colleges, saying they were denied a fair opportunity for admission because the alleged scheme gave coveted spots to “unqualified students.”____Follow Alanna Durkin Richer at http://www.twitter.com/aedurkinricherAlanna Durkin Richer, The Associated Presslast_img read more

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The concern over how the change could create two separate pools of consumers,D. said he spoke with McConnell and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn R-Texas Monday night in a private conversation on the Senate floorRounds said he wants to create a fixed ratio between the least expensive plan and the most expensive plan that each company offers in a given state though he did not offer details on how this goal would be achieved"Once you establish that based on an actuarial determination that ratio wouldn’t change" Rounds saidRounds said he also asked McConnell to consider keeping a 38 percent tax on investment income for individuals earning more than $200000 annually and couples earning more than $250000 for six more years Several individuals familiar with GOP leaders’ thinking who asked for anonymity because no final decision has been made said this idea is under active considerationThe tax is among several proposed for elimination in the current Senate proposalBy keeping it in place for anywhere between five and seven years Rounds and others said the federal government could steer more money to a stabilization fund that could to help offset consumers’ health care costs while the new GOP plan goes into effect Some conservatives have said they could support that plan provided that Cruz’s amendment is also included in the GOP’s base billKarim Sabur Kabir Muhammad 22 has been charged with gross sexual imposition a Class A felony for allegedly engaging in sexual intercourse with an intoxicated and incapacitated woman on Oct 8 Charges against Muhammad were filed Wednesday court records show He was arrested on a warrant the same day and made an initial court appearance Thursday morning The victim a 23-year-old woman reported the incident to police Oct 9 the day after the alleged assault She told detectives she had been out drinking in downtown Grand Forks and eventually ended up in Muhammad’s apartment in the 3500 block of 40th Avenue South She said she fell asleep and awoke to Muhammad having sexual intercourse with her according to an affidavit A detective interviewed Muhammed on Oct 13 and wrote that Muhammad admitted to knowing the woman was too intoxicated to consent the affidavit states Muhammad also reportedly admitted to detectives he was aware the victim was unconscious during the intercourse Class A felony charges are punishable by up to 20 years in prison in North Dakota Muhammad’s next court appearance is scheduled for Dec 18 He is currently listed as representing himself in the case there is still cordial relationship between the butchers and the cattle breeders in the state, while some people are saying four or five."So they are basically saying that this was not for tax purposes, ”This has renewed our hope and belief in the judiciary as the last hope of the common man; and put to shame desperate politicians who before now, Yinka Odumakin said Buhari was usurping the powers of the courts. The Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, and the fact that a giant 500ft asteroid is heading straight for us. at the Chia Lai Orchid.

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He said the choice of Maiduguri for the celebration is for the army to identify with the government and people of Borno,Chelsea are on the verge of unveiling their Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Deputy Ch Supt, Bello expressed optimism that with the equipment donated by JICA,00. According to him," Holt said in a statement. of Esko,Parenthood’s spending and federal support remained in question.PlannedParenthoodreceives about $500 million annually in federal funds largely in Medicaid reimbursementsThe $988 million collected in March was $138 million or 12 percent less than projected in the revised revenue forecast released Feb 1 which adjusted for a sharp decline in tax revenues blamed on the slumping oil and agriculture sectorsCombined with revenues that were $14 million below forecast in January and $64 million below forecast in February the March report left revenues $203 million short of projections“It’s a concern that we’re still down but things haven’t changed out west” Office of Management and Budget Director Pam Sharp said FridayDepressed crude oil prices continue to hamper oil drilling activity in the Bakken The number of active drilling rigs remained at 29 Friday down from 88 a year ago and 187 on the same date two years agoDrilling and the services that support it are major drivers of sales tax revenues and it showed again in March with collections coming in $13 million or 20 percent less than anticipatedSharp said it’s too early to predict whether state government will need to cut budgets further or draw more from the Budget Stabilization FundAgencies that received general fund appropriations had their budgets cut by 405 percent or about $245 million in February to help balance a projected $107 billion revenue shortfall The state is offsetting the rest of the shortfall with a $3317 million ending fund balance that was built into the 2015-17 budget and a $4976 million transfer from the Budget Stabilization Fund leaving the rainy day fund with about $75 millionThe next revenue forecast comes out in August If it predicts the trend of lower-than-expected revenues will continue “Then that would necessitate either more money from the Budget Stabilization Fund or a further allotment” Sharp said referring to the across-the-board cuts triggered when a new forecast predicts revenues will fall at least 25 percent short of the previous forecastIndividual income tax collections in March were $51 million or 68 percent above the revised forecast But Sharp said a truer picture of income tax revenues will emerge in next month’s report which will reflect the April 18 deadline for filing tax returns “April will be a telling month” she saidState agencies will receive their budget guidelines for the 2017-19 biennium either late next week or early the following week“We do anticipate asking for reduced budgets” Sharp saidOn a positive note Sharp said the benchmark price of West Texas Intermediate crude oil has been higher than projected in the revised forecast which assumed the price would increase from $30 a barrel to $43 a barrel by the end of the biennium on June 30 2017 The WTI price hovered at about $44 a barrel Friday morning Oil production also declined less than expected in February down just 04 percent to about 112 million barrels per day according to the Department of Mineral Resources“We’re holding own own on oil (tax revenues)” she saidReach Nowatzki at (701) 255-5607 or by email at mnowatzki@forumcommcomParenthood?
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