Assemblymember Chris Holden’s Legislation to Regulate Prescription Medication Automatic Refills Passes Assembly

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CALLING OUT CONGRESS

first_imgMaking Sense by Michael ReaganDidn’t we turn over a new leaf in 2018?Didn’t everyone in Washington resolve to work together on America’s important problems and get things done?Oh, sorry.That must have been that pipe dream I had last weekend when I dozed off in my La-Z-Boy watching the Times Square ball fall on TV.The New Year isn’t even a week old and already I can’t wait till the start of 2019.We’re back to watching the same stupid political stuff going on in Washington and listening to the cries of the same Trump-deranged national media.Today it’s Steve Bannon and his former boss Donald Trump calling each other names in public and everyone on TV talking about Michael Wolff’s new expose,”Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.”Wolff’s book details the internal feuds, power plays and administrative chaos of the president’s first year.Nothing Wolff writes would surprise me, but these days who knows what’s true or fake?What we know for sure so far in 2018 is what we learned from last year — there’s room for only one super ego in Washington, and Steve Bannon isn’t it.Meanwhile, the forecast for The Swamp looks like a repeat of last year.Our politicians will be playing the same selfish games in Congress and they’ll never accomplish anything worthwhile on big things like health care reform or immigration policy.How about doing something simple and worthwhile for a change, Congress people?How about doing your job and coming up with a dozen spending bills this year to pay for discretionary things like defense, agriculture and infrastructure — and then passing them on time?According to the Constitution, Congress has the duty to pass discretionary spending bills each fiscal year to fund the annual budget the president has proposed.You might not have noticed, because the mainstream media don’t pay much attention to this smelly aspect of federal sausage-making, but Republican and Democratic Congresses have shirked their spending duties almost religiously since 1974.Since the current budget system was put into place the year Richard Nixon resigned, Congress has passed all of its annual spending bills on time only four times.What Congress does more often is pass continuing resolutions that merely extend spending from previous years’ spending bills.In early 2017, after the usual deal-making,Congress used a continuing resolution to pay for fiscal year 2017 – three months after it had officially started on Oct. 1, 2016.All of this is confusing, frustrating and unnecessary.It used to be that a president had the power to impound – or simply not spend — any money that Congress had allocated for something if he thought that it would raise the deficit.But in 1974, after Nixon had lost his ability to veto any legislation Congress sent him because of Watergate, Congress passed a law stripping him of his power to impound Congress’ money.Since then presidents have essentially been forced to spend every dime Congress allocates, whether it’s for “A Bridge to Nowhere” in Alaska or free cell phones to the poor.Depriving the president of his impoundment powers, which Thomas Jefferson first used in 1801 to stop the building of unneeded Mississippi River gunboats for the Navy, is one reason our annual deficits are averaging half a trillion dollars and the national debt has zoomed past $20 trillion.A bigger reason is that members of Congress from both parties can spend what they want with little political pain or media scrutiny and then pass continuing resolutions that are loaded with pork, perks and new laws no one reads until it’s too late.It’s still a new year. It’s not too late to make presidential resolutions.If Donald Trump really wants to clean up The Swamp, he should pledge that this year he’ll try to force Congress to write a budget, vote on it and pass it by October 1.It’s not a goal he can explain to the public in a tweet, but it’s one of the best things any president could to do in 2018 to make America greatFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Anderson .Paak Shows His Softer, Soulful Side On New Smokey Robinson-Assisted Track, “Make It Better” [Video]

first_imgOn Thursday, Anderson .Paak premiered a brand new song featuring Motown legend Smokey Robinson, “Make It Better”. The new track will appear on .Paak’s forthcoming new record, Ventura, his second LP in the space of less than a year following the October 2018 release of his acclaimed album, Oxnard. Ventura is set to arrive on April 12th.The new track is a sonic departure from most of .Paak’s previous material. While it starts with a sparse, hip-hop-style kick/snare beat, “Make It Better” quickly shifts gears toward the R&B side of the spectrum, showing fans a softer side to the rapper/drummer/bandleader.As .Paak noted about the new track while filling in for Zane Lowe on Beats 1 for the song’s debut, “I think it’s one of my first straight-ahead love songs. I don’t think I’m cursing on it at all, you know what I’m sayin’? I played this for my moms, she immediately started dancing in her muumuu…ha HA!” Hear Anderson .Paak talk about the new track on Beats 1 below: The softer, more soulful sound falls in step with .Paak’s forecasts for his next chapter. In a recent appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, he said that fans could expect “Lots of soul, a bigger tour, and the best teeth in the game.” .Paak also made good on the bigger tour/best teeth in the came portion of his forecast in late February with the announcement of his Best Teef In The Game tour, a run of shows at arenas and amphitheaters nationwide. Thundercat will serve as support throughout the entirety of the tour, with Mac DeMarco, Earl Sweatshirt, Noname, and Jessie Reyez joining in on select dates.Related: THERE WILL BE NO SIMPIN’: Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals Kick Off ‘Andy’s Beach Club’ World Tour in San FranciscoCheck out the official music video for Anderson .Paak’s “Make It Better” featuring Smokey Robinson below:Anderson .Paak ft. Smokey Robinson – “Make It Better”[Video: Anderson Paak]For more information on Ventura, the Best Teef In The Game tour, and more, head to Anderson .Paak’s website.last_img read more

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Emmanuel Adebayor destroys Arsenal fans with mum jokes on Instagram

first_imgImage Courtesy: Imago/Instagram(@e_adebayor)Advertisement 7sNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs7ky87vWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eage( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) c4jWould you ever consider trying this?😱66qCan your students do this? 🌚9p9erRoller skating! Powered by Firework Yesterday marked the 10th anniversary for Emmanuel Adebayor’s bizarre celebration after scoring against his former club Arsenal on his Manchester City debut, and instantly gained alot of haters who once cheered for their favourite Gunners forward. And now, the Togolese is tackling his haters from Islington with a series of ‘your mum’ jokes on social media!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Imago/Instagram(@e_adebayor)The Togolese striker was booked immediately after running 120 meters across the Etihad Stadium ground, and sliding with his arms open in front of an agitated Arsenal fanbase, is now burning up his Instagram with answer to questions from his loving-turned-hating Arsenal fans, bantering on their mothers and family.Below are some examples of how the striker is dealing with criticism.Advertisement @kelvinpadosky commented: “And after dat celebration ur career nosedived. True or false”, to which the 35 year old replied: “After I went straight with your mum”.“Big 35 year old and making mum jokes LOOOOL grow up” @taseen.01 wrote, to which Adebayor’s reply was: “Burying your mum”Advertisement Pretty disrespectful to his former fans, if not absolutely vulgar.Check out the comment section of his his Instagram post to find a lot more of the mum jokes he’s throwing around. Adebayor, who currently plays for Süper Lig side Kayserispor, joined the Citizens for  £25 million, after earning love and respect in the Gunners kit for 3 years. After a loan spell with La Liga giants Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur, he swapped sides with the latter in 2012. After a short spell with Crystal Palace in 2016, the Togo international set his foot on Turkey with İstanbul Başakşehir in 2017, before joining Kayserispor this August. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Warriors’ Draymond Green sees “double standard” in NBA’s punishments for Lakers-Rockets scuffles

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile device “It seems like a little bit of a … DENVER – The Lakers-Rockets scuffle on Saturday entertained Warriors forward Draymond Green so much that he pushed back his bedtime for another 75 minutes. Green expressed annoyance, though, that the NBA handed suspensions to Lakers forward Brandon Ingram (four), Lakers guard Rajon Rondo (three) and Rockets guard Chris Paul (two) in relation to his own punishments.last_img

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Play Your Part episode three: Get involved with the initiatives

first_imgThe Play Your Part television series this week features Tebogo Ditshego, Karin Landi, and Tshiamo Legoale, all of whom contribute to making South Africa a better place. Here’s how you can get involved with them.Tshiamo Legoale, a geologist and researcher at metallurgical R&D organisation Mintek, is winner of the FameLab International 2017 contest. She is a guest on Play Your Part episode three. (Image: Mining Ne.Ws)Brand South Africa reporterGeologist and award-winning scientist Tshiamo Legoale, businessman Tebogo Ditshego and Karin Landi of Community Hours SA are the featured guests in episode three of the Play Your Part television series this week.These three extraordinary people share their stories on how they are shaping economic upliftment through education, empowerment, active citizenship, youth development, entrepreneurship, skills development and innovation.The episode, which will air on Saturday, 9 September 2017 at 18:00 on SABC 2, is hosted by Play Your Part ambassador Kabelo Mabalane. Artist and musician Mabalane is also a co-founder of the initiative, Shout for a Safer South Africa.The 26-episode Play Your Part series aims to inspire viewers to become active citizens and take part in volunteerism by profiling South Africans across the country who are doing extraordinary things to change people’s lives for the better.Here’s more on the three guests and how you can get involved with them:Tshiamo LegoaleLegoale is a 27-year-old geologist at Mintek who won the international competition FameLab Award. Her winning talk was on phytomining; as she puts it, she wants to “grow gold from wheat”, which essentially means using wheat plants to harvest gold from mine dumps.Legoale was one of three entrants from Africa in the FameLab competition, which was held in England. She received the FameLab award.Contact detailsWebsite: www.mintek.co.zaTwitter: @legoale_tshiamoTebogo DitshegoEntrepreneur Tebogo Ditshego (left) with actor Thapelo Mokoena at the fifth World Book Celebration. The annual event is hosted by Ditshego Media. (Image: Melissa Javan)Ditshego is CEO of Ditshego Media and founder of the initiative ReadABookSA, which is known as the biggest online book club in the country. He is also the chairman of the South African Reading Foundation.Ditshego, author of the self-published novel Kasi Nerd, talks about the concerns regarding literacy in South Africa and how he is working to overcome them.Through ReadABookSA, for example, people are challenged to read at least one book a month. The initiative has more than 39,700 followers on Twitter.Contact detailsWebsite: www.ditshegomedia.co.zaEmail: [email protected]: @ReadABookSA or FacebookKarin LandiKarin Landi with Play Your Part series host Kabelo Mabalane. (Image: Play Your Part series)Landi is the co-founder of the online portal, Community Hours SA, which facilitates and manages community service for teenagers, parents, teachers, schools, active citizens and NPOs.Community Hours SA offers out of the box volunteering opportunities that encourage sustainable volunteering and active citizenship. In this episode, she talks about how it got teenagers involved with the initiative, Fight with Insight.Landi also serves on the governing body of the Johannesburg Junior Council and is the goodwill ambassador of the CEO SleepOut.Contact detailsWebsite: www.communityhourssa.co.zaEmail: [email protected]: @communityhoursa or FacebookYou can also get involved with Fight with Insight on Facebook.Play Your Part broadcasts at 18:00 every Saturday on SABC 2.To get involved in playing your part in South Africa:Check out the conversation on Twitter: #GetInvolved; or,Find out about initiatives on Play Your Part here.Tell us how you Play Your Part through our social media channels:Follow us on Twitter: @PlayYourPartSA;Follow Brand South Africa on Twitter: @Brand_SA; andLike us on Facebook: Official Brand South Africa.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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Delhi High Court paves way for Delhi Daredevils to go ahead with IPL matches

first_imgDelhi High Court on Friday allowed GMR Sports, owner of IPL franchise Delhi Daredevils, in an interim order to go ahead with the upcoming T20 matches without depositing entertainment tax for the season for now.A bench of justices B D Ahmed and Siddharth Mridul, however, asked GMR Sports Pvt Ltd to give details of sponsors along with the copies of signed agreements in respect of the matches to be played here by Delhi Daredevils (DD) in a sealed cover before the next date of hearing on May 6.”They (GMR Sports Pvt Ltd) are not required to deposit the entertainment tax…,” the court said.The court’s order came on GMR’s application seeking stay of an April 1 demand notice for entertainment tax at the rate of 15 per cent on sponsorship receipts and submitting details of sponsors along with the copies of signed agreements in respect of the matches to be played by the team.The court on April 5 had restrained Delhi government from acting in terms of April 1 communication.In its plea, GMR has sought directions to the government “not to withhold its application on the basis of non-payment of tax on sponsorship and non-submission of details of sponsors in respect of the matches to be played by DD in IPL 2016 till the final disposal of the petition.”The court has issued notice to Commissioner of Excise, Entertainment and Luxury Tax and Delhi government asking them to file their response to GMR’s plea.GMR in its application has said that for holding IPL matches for the 2016 season, it had sought permission to sell the tickets for the first match scheduled to be held on April 15 and also for booking of tickets for all the five matches.advertisementGMR said in response, it had received a letter on April 1 from entertainment tax officer asking it to deposit the tax at the rate of 15 per cent on tickets as well as on sponsorship receipts and details of sponsors along with copies of agreements signed with each sponsor for processing its case for grant of permission.GMR, in its plea, has claimed that the entertainment tax officer had raised the demand in pursuance to Delhi government’s notification whose “legality and validity” has already been challenged.It has alleged that seeking tax on sponsorship receipts was against legal provisions and it would block its “working capital funds”.It has said in April 2014, they had approached the high court for stay of a demand notice of April 11, 2014 for payment of 15 per cent tax on sponsorship received or receivable with relation to IPL 2014 to be played by Delhi Daredevils here.It also said that the court had granted stay on the demand letter and it had to again approach the court seeking stay on the notices of July 15, 2014 and August 16, 2014 in which it was asked to furnish details of the sponsorship and copy of agreements signed with sponsors.GMR has contended that under similar circumstances, the high court in its April 16, 2014 order had stayed operation of a demand seeking 15 per cent tax on sponsorship receipts.It has claimed again they had moved the court seeking stay on the March 23, 2015 notice seeking deposit of entertainment tax at 15 per cent on the sponsorship receipts and details of sponsors and copy of agreement for IPL 2015 and the court had then directed that GMR shall not be required to deposit the entertainment tax and submit these documents.last_img read more

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9 months agoJuventus lodge new appeal for 2005/06 Serie A title removed from Inter Milan

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Juventus lodge new appeal for 2005/06 Serie A title removed from Inter Milanby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus have lodged a new appeal to have the 2005/06 Serie A title removed from Inter Milan.During the Calciopoli scandal of 2006, Juve had two Scudetti revoked – the 2004/05 title went unassigned, while the 2005/06 title was handed to third-place Inter.This was due to AC Milan, who had finished second, also being docked points in the trial, along with Lazio, Fiorentina, Reggina and Arezzo.Juventus have had several appeals rejected to have the titles returned, or at least the later trophy taken away from Inter.On Saturday, Juve formally lodged another appeal with the Collegio di Garanzia dello Sport tribunal. last_img read more

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Labour Market Information System Upgraded

first_img The LMIS, which is a one-stop data and information website, is designed to satisfy the needs of job seekers and employers. LMIS has been upgraded to make it more user-friendly to both employers and job seekers. Story Highlights The upgrade is aimed at providing more information on employment opportunities to jobseekers, and enabling employers to choose from a variety of qualified personnel. The Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MLSS) has upgraded its Labour Market Information System (LMIS), making it more user-friendly to both employers and job seekers.The LMIS, which is a one-stop data and information source, is designed to satisfy the needs of job seekers and employers, through its newly improved website, www.lmis.gov.jm, or the Ministry’s website, www.mlss.gov.jm.Since its inception in 2001, the system, which is maintained by the MLSS, has been providing cost effective ways for employers to source and recruit suitable employees, as well  as for job seekers to post resumes for possible employment.Acting Director of Research and Analysis at the Ministry, Simone McKenzie, informed JIS News that the upgrading of the manpower management tool, as it is also called, is aimed at providing more information on employment opportunities to jobseekers, and enabling employers to choose from a variety of qualified personnel.“The upgraded system provides sufficient information on various types of employment, and guidance to prospective employers regarding best practice techniques, when seeking jobs. It also provides information on areas where there is a skills shortage. With the upgrading of the system, we want to ensure that persons experiencing difficulties acquiring jobs are directed to other partners, so that they can improve their literacy and numeracy skills, for likely employment,” she said.Ms. McKenzie informed JIS News that the system has three components – the Electronic Labour Exchange (ELE), Skills Bank, and the Labour Market Intelligence.The ELE, which is the core component of the LMIS, facilitates the matching of job seekers with employers, and provides both online and offline services to both parties.The online services include: tips on resume writing, preparing for interview, job search and career counselling. The offline services include: assisting employers to post jobs, interview and shortlist candidates. The second component is the Skills Bank, which is a database of certified Jamaicans, with varying skills.“Qualified persons with the required competencies are encouraged to register on-line, so in the event a job vacancy that matches their skill arises, they can be contacted,” she says.The Labour Market Intelligence is the third component. This is a combination of current and historical data on the local economy, population and labour market and also includes information on training opportunities for the youth, sources of funding for education, the most frequently advertised jobs, and summaries of labour market research conducted by MLSS.Ms. McKenzie says that there are a lot of skill areas in demand, as well as persons seeking jobs, hence the need for the upgrading of the LMIS.“From our latest studies, some of the jobs that are in demand are mainly in the health tourism sector, restaurant, and education; for example, chefs, water divers, solar technicians, science, mathematics, and foreign language educators,” Ms. McKenzie discloses.She points out that with this information, for the next financial year, 2014/15, the Ministry hopes to see an increase in the level of employment, since job seekers are more aware of the skills that are in demand and the opportunities available for training. She is also encouraging both job seekers and employers to utilize the LMIS, as the services are free of cost.Ms. McKenzie advises that for job seekers who are not technologically inclined, or do not have internet access, they can visit the Ministry at its North Street offices in Kingston, and assistance will also be provided, free of charge.“One reason why we are not charging persons to use the system is because the information that we provide, we want it to be extended locally, regionally and internationally, because it is web based,” she notes.Ms. McKenzie further informs that persons with special needs have also been taken into consideration, because often times they are not hired because of their disability, despite being skilled in various areas.“We at the Ministry believe in effective social inclusion. Whether a person is disabled, or able-bodied, they must be given equal opportunities to reach their fullest potential,” she says.In addition to the websites, persons can also visit the LMIS Facebook page at www.facebook.com/page/Jamaica Labour Market Information System, for more information.last_img read more

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Treaty 8 gears for battle with Alberta over ignored Treaty rights

first_imgAPTN National NewsFirst Nations groups from the Treaty 8 area in north-eastern Alberta say the province’s new land use plan violates their Treaty rights.First Nations from the area say they will take action.APTN National News reporter Noemi LoPinto has this story.last_img

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