11 score in Hilton win over Penfield Connect on Linked in Subscribe by Email Follow on Facebook Hilton’s Colin Burkis (10) handles the ball during fourth-quarter action, Thursday night. Penfield’s RJ Wilkins (20) defends on the play.By JOHN LIKANJEROCHESTER, N.Y. — The Hilton Cadets have managed to stay sharp despite a schedule in the early going that had few games. Although the Section V Boys Basketball season started right before Thanksgiving, head coach Troy Prince’s squad did not play their first game until December 7th at Rush-Henrietta (W: 61-47).“Make practice pretty competitive to where everything’s a competition,” Prince explained about how he has kept his team prepared for games. “We probably have 10 different little contests on a daily basis.”Since then, the Cadets (4-0) have played three games over the past couple of weeks, including Thursday night as they defeated the Penfield Patriots (1-5), 81-51.Three players scored in double figures for the Cadets. Junior guard Tah-jae Hill came off the bench and netted a team-high 19 points, including going 10-10 from the free throw line, knocking down a shot from beyond the arc, and finishing two breakaway layups after a steal-one of them being a dunk.“They were playing a lot of zone,” Prince explained when observing the Patriots’ defense. “We emphasized that against the man, we want to be a little bit more unselfish and against the zone, we want to attack. We kind of took those philosophies and blended them. We attack and swung it and made the extra pass.”Senior forward Mitchell Carr scored seven straight in the first quarter on a long-range shot from the right corner and a couple of layups to give the Cadets a 24-9 lead. He finished with 18 points, including converting six free throws.“Getting Mitch going is huge because he’s such a good scorer,” Prince said about Carr’s performance. “I thought tonight was the first night other than our scrimmages in which he displayed that.”Sophomore forward Ryan Kurtz was efficient around the basket, making five layups as part of his 17 points. He also swished a three-pointer from the right corner and was 4-4 from the charity stripe.In the third quarter, Hill and Carr combined to go on a 7-0 run to extend the lead to 50-26. In the first half, the Cadets had multiple double-digit scoring runs to aid their fast start to the game. In the second quarter, Carr, Hill, and junior guard Colin Burkis did all the scoring during a 17-3 spurt for a 37-12 edge. After giving up a three-pointer on the first possession of the game, the quartet of Burkis, Carr, Kurtz, and senior guard Noah Malta responded with a 13-0 run of their own.Burkis (9), Alexander Mistretta (5), Jack Gombatto (4), Sean Alabaugh (2), Jason Story (2), Malta (2), Davion Savage (2), and Najier Daniels (1) rounded out the scoring for the Cadets.“I’m happy for the guys that haven’t had an opportunity to go in a whole lot,” Prince said after 11 of his 13 players scored tonight. “We played a terrific first half on both ends of the floor and got those guys an opportunity that they deserved because they work hard every day and are great teammates.”For the Patriots, senior guard Javion Monroe scored a team-high 10 points.Ryan Wilkins (8), Patrick Piampiano (7), Daniel Vercruysse (6), Ethan Fici (4), Matthew Gable (3), Collin Pichany (3), Jayden Bulger (2), Roderick Green (2), Tyler Salmon (2), Ryan Wensley (2), and Brady Flanagan (2) rounded out the scoring for the Patriots.Hilton has another week off before hosting a tournament next Friday night featuring Bishop Kearney, Greece Athena, and Eastridge. The Cadets will match up with Kearney in the nightcap of the first round. Game set to tip off at 6:30 PM.“It’s going to be a great tournament,” Prince said as he looks forward to next week. “Some guys may be young, but they (Bishop Kearney) got some talent.”“Starting with the (Kidtrell) Blocker kid, he is trouble,” he continued. “He’s terrific. Miles Monchecourt is tough. 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‘Troubling times for all of us’ — Student mental health concerns weigh on Johnson County schools heading into semester altered by COVID-19
Mental health professionals at Shawnee Mission, Blue Valley and Olathe school districts have been putting together a wide and varied range of resources to address the mental health of students, their families, teachers and employees, as they begin their new year under a cloud of uncertainty.But district staff members emphasized Thursday night at the monthly meeting of the Overland Park Mental Health Task Force that parents especially have an important role to play by trying to stay positive amid unprecedented upheaval in their children’s lives.“Our parents and our community really set the tone for this school year,” said Angie Salava, with the Olathe school district counseling staff. “It’s not going to look like what we had prior to mid-March, but it’s still going to be good.”Salava and other representatives of the three districts met with task force members to talk about how schools plan to address the mental health issues that have come up as officials cope with delayed starts and remote learning made necessary by the coronavirus pandemic.They presented a long list of resources and models to bolster students’ emotional needs, but parents can be pivotal role models, they said.“These are troubling times for all of us,” said Johnson County Mental Health Director Tim DeWeese. “Everyone’s experiencing this for the first time. It’s an opportunity for us to change that narrative. Do we want to say this is the end of the world, that our kids are going to be scarred for life or do we want to say this is going to build a generation of young people that are resilient and can overcome just about anything?”Plans being put in placeThe school officials stressed that teachers have been working hard on coming up with teaching methods that are innovative and fun. But there will also be an emphasis on meeting students’ emotional and basic health needs, too. A class might start the day, for example, with a discussion of how students are feeling, they said.Counselors will also attune themselves to the physical needs of students whose families are struggling with unemployment, food insecurity and financial hardships, they said, so that their children can be better able to learn.COVID-19 upended the last school year, sending kids home in mid-March, and has delayed the start of school in Johnson County for the 2020-21 academic year. Because the number of cases is still considered high by the county health department, most of the county’s six public school districts will start the fall semester with some students learning remotely and other students attending school at least part of the time for in-person instruction.Shawnee Mission is the only district in the county that plans to start the semester with all students in remote learning, when classes start Sept. 8.Those drastic changes have flipped the kind of clients mental health professionals have been hearing from in recent weeks, DeWeese said. County mental health has been providing fewer services to their previous clients who have already been building up mental resilience, he said.“It’s the kids and the families that were never even on our radar that are the ones that are hitting our hotlines, calling us and coming to our buildings,” he said Thursday night.Keeping tabs on studentsThe district officials told the committee they have been doing everything they can to provide enough counselors and evidence-based programs like Sources of Strength for middle schoolers and Project Happiness for younger kids. Those programs promote social and emotional learning and seek to prevent suicide.Even with the programs, though, there are still some worries. John McKinney, Director of Family and Students Services with Shawnee Mission, said he sees a potential problem in keeping tabs on students who simply don’t log on to their classes for extended periods and can’t be reached.“It’s a real concern for me,” he said.But the schools have each developed plans to get counseling to those who need it, and parents shouldn’t be afraid to reach out for help, the districts said.Mark Schmidt, assistant superintendent of special education in Blue Valley, said, “We are very fortunate within Johnson County that we’ve come together and continue to come closer together to provide these wrap-around services to the entire community. We know that none of us are an island, that we work together and what happens in one affects the other.”Overland Park City Councilmember Chris Newlin, chair of the task force, opened the meeting by saying mental health of students shouldn’t become politicized.“I hope people aren’t using mental health for political purposes,” in arguments about reopening plans, he said. If a person is concerned about a student’s mental health, “please reach out and help those kids. Let’s don’t just talk about it online. Let’s actually be reaching out and helping.”Concerned families can call their school’s main number to get referred to help, the officials said. Johnson County Mental Health also has an emergency services line that can answer questions, DeWeese said. That number is 913-268-0156.
Occasionally Salvation Army employees work than 29 hours per week when they cover for each other. That pushes them into full time status, if that happens, Fanning becomes responsible for their health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Now, the stores have to close if an employee reaches their 29 hours and others are sick or unavailable. Fanning: “With the rise in minimum wage, and that will go up again this January another dollar, and the Affordable Care Act, we are trying just to cover our hours for the two stores that I have.” Fanning said he may be forced to permanently close the Soldotna Salvation Army store. Fanning: “I’ve got to make sure I’ve got enough people to cover it and yet still be able to afford to give the services through our Family Services Office. That’s the important part right now, to keep that funded.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享One unexpected casualty of the increase in minimum wage: The Salvation Army. Kenai Envoy Craig Fanning said he may have been able to afford the rise to $9.75 per hour, but he was hit with a double-whammy late last year… Fanning said he’ll do everything he can to avoid closing his doors, but it’s getting difficult. The operation relies entirely on donations, not federal or state grants.
Pearse Doherty has hit out at the Taoiseach over his plans to reform income tax, calling it an “election gambit”.Leo Varadkar announced yesterday he would raise the threshold for the upper rate of tax to €50,000.However, the Sinn Féin TD said the move would cost the state more than €2bn. The party’s finance spokesperson, Pearse Doherty, said the cuts will not help people struggling with the cost of living.He said: “The two million people who are below the €35,000 that the Taoiseach was talking about won’t receive a penny of that, there will be no impact whatsoever.“This is designed for the top 20% of earners in society and really it doesn’t address the core issues they face and many others face.”Doherty slams proposed tax cuts as an “election gambit” was last modified: November 18th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GovernmentPearse Dohertytax cuts
In a stunning legal development, the NLRB issued on this morning, April 1, 2016, a public apology for gutting employer rules designed to increase civility and respect. Before reading the apology, please listen to Brenda Lee sing “I’m Sorry.” It will help get you in the mood. The statement of the General Counsel to the NLRB stated, in pertinent part:We recognize that rules that promote civility and respect are important to create healthy workplaces. Indeed, while incivility and disrespect are not unlawful, they create an atmosphere in which bullying and unlawful harassment may thrive.The General Counsel continued:Further, rules that promote civility and respect do not discourage employees from engaging in protected concerted activity. To the contrary, they encourage thoughtful dialogue on many things, including the terms and conditions of employment.In a personal note, the General Counsel apologized:I’m deeply sorry for indirectly promoting incivility and disrespect by filing complaints against employers trying to maximize civility and respect. So there is no confusion, the following rule is lawful and will not be challenged by the NLRB: We expect all employees to treat each other, including their supervisors, with civility and respect.The General Counsel concluded by saying:Yes, respect for supervisors, too. The demonization of management stops today. Indeed, we thank managers for all they do to help employers thrive so that jobs survive.Author’s Note: I hope you enjoyed this APRIL FOOLS’ BLOG. Follow me on Twitter at: Jonathan__HR__Law.
During the week of January 21, the House’s top tax writer canceled the January 24 hearing set to examine the impacts of the partial Treasury and IRS shutdown. The IRS released final regulations concerning qualified business income (QBI) deductions.CongressThe House’s top tax writer canceled the January 24 hearing set to examine the impacts of the partial Treasury and IRS shutdown, (TAXDAY, 2019/01/25, C.1).Senate Finance Committee (SFC) member Sen. Mark R. Warner, D-Va., asked the IRS and Treasury for its legal justification in recalling furloughed employees for the 2019 tax filing season, (TAXDAY, 2019/01/24, C.1)Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin declined an invite from the House’s top tax writer to testify on the partial Treasury and IRS shutdown, (TAXDAY, 2019/01/21, C.1)IRSPer Diem Rates. The U.S. State Department released a listing of maximum travel per diem allowances for travel in foreign areas for the month of January, 2019, ( TAXDAY, 2019/01/25, I.1).Public Hearing. The Treasury and the IRS cancelled a public hearing on proposed regulations concerning imposing user fees for enrolled agents and enrolled retirement plan agents, (IR-2019-5; TAXDAY, 2019/01/23, I.1).Final Regulations. The IRS released final regulations on qualified business income (QBI) deduction, (TAXDAY, 2019/01/22, I.1).Qualified Business Income Deduction. The IRS extended Code Sec. 199A deduction to real estate rental activities, ( Rev. Proc. 2019-11; T.D. 98xx_1; TDNR SM-0589; NPRM REG-134652-18; IR-2019-4; Notice 2019-7; TAXDAY, 2019/01/21, I.1).I.R.B. The IRS released I.R.B. 2019-4, dated January 22, 2019, (TAXDAY, 2019/01/21, I.2).Login to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.
Beyoncé has named three charities as global partners for The Formation World Tour. The alignment with the three organizations is designed to show fans how easy it is to give back, be involved in their communities, to be kind and at the core — to BeyGOOD.United Way will have a presence on every tour stop, starting on the North American leg of the tour which kicks off on Wednesday, April 27 at Marlins Park in Miami, Florida. CHIME FOR CHANGE and Global Citizen will have their online activation program for fans in select tour markets, including Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Detroit and London. In addition, there are three signature charity events in three cities; Houston, TX, Compton, CA and Detroit, Michigan.BeyGOOD was launched in 2013 during the Mrs. Carter World Tour as the charity umbrella for Beyoncé’s global charity initiatives. Millions received tangible help, employment, shelter and more on tour stops in North America, Australia, Europe, South America and the Caribbean as a direct effect of BeyGOOD’s efforts during this time.Ivy McGregor, Director of Philanthropy, runs BeyGOOD’s day-to-day operatives through Parkwood Entertainment.“The Formation World Tour creates another exciting global opportunity for people everywhere to BeyGOOD, pay it forward and lend support to those in need,” said McGregor. “Through our collaborations with our strategic charity partners, we’ve created simple ways for everyone to participate. Because we believe together we can make the world better – standing, living and giving in Good Formation.”There are three simple ways fans can participate in helping others along The Formation World Tour: online, in-community and on-site.(1) Online – CrowdRise is in partnership with United Way to support the Flint Water Crisis where fans can make a small donation and qualify for an opportunity to win VIP tickets. (2) In Community – United Way to support issues specific to each local tour market. (3) On-site – by signing up to become a Global Citizen, along with CHIME FOR CHANGE, fans will have a chance to win tickets and upgrades at select tour dates.United Way Worldwide has aligned with Beyoncé’s BeyGOOD initiative to inspire everyone through The Formation World Tour to get involved in building stronger communities. Fans coming together — in activities big and small—will make a difference in their communities throughout the course of the tour.“We’re grateful that Beyoncé is lending her voice and support to those in Flint whose lives have been impacted by this crisis,” said Brian Gallagher, President and CEO, United Way Worldwide.Beyoncé has played a pivotal role as a Co-Founder of Gucci’s CHIME FOR CHANGE campaign. CHIME FOR CHANGE, Global Citizen and BeyGOOD have joined forces to create a movement of Global Citizens who will pledge to #StandInFormation against poverty, injustice and gender inequality. Fans in Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Detroit and London who sign up will be entered to win VIP tickets in their respective cities.In 2015, CHIME FOR CHANGE joined Global Citizen in a multi-year partnership to support programs that effect change for girls and women around the world.“Beyoncé is catalyzing a movement across the world that will both inspire and motivate,” said Hugh Evans, CEO of Global Citizen. “We are excited to have the opportunity – in partnership with CHIME FOR CHANGE – to channel this enthusiasm to programs and campaigns that will effect real change across the world.”“As a Co-Founder of Gucci’s CHIME FOR CHANGE campaign, Beyoncé leads a global effort to convene, unite and strengthen the voices speaking out for girls and women around the world,” added Marco Bizzarri, Gucci President & CEO. “CHIME FOR CHANGE is honored to partner with The Formation World Tour and Global Citizen to inspire a global audience to take action for gender equality.”Fans in Houston, Compton and Detroit will be able to attend special signature events and witness the power of giving for themselves. In Houston the event will be in support of Rudy Rasmus and his passionate work with Bread of Life to combat hunger in the city, and his partnership with the City of Houston on the initiative called TurnAround Houston to create jobs. In Compton the event with benefit Urban Education Institute and its work with youth through music and the arts. In Detroit, this event will serve as a celebration of the resourcefulness of the people of Flint and Detroit, Michigan.
A lot of things have to break just right for a team like the Boston Celtics to be this good. After losing Gordon Hayward to injury in the first game of the season and starting 0-2, the Celtics have run off 14 straight wins — including a win Thursday over the reigning champion Golden State Warriors — on the strength of a suffocating defense and surprising contributions from young players like Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum. But while Boston’s success on defense has been a collective effort, the other side of the ball has in large part been buoyed by a single player. It just may not be the one you think.Kyrie Irving makes the Boston offense go. He leads the team in scoring, assists and usage percentage. He drives and dishes and shoots the Celtics back into games they ought to be losing, and he provides the piercing thrust to an offense that is long on shooters but short on shot creators. When the offense looks right, it’s usually Irving at the wheel. But as good as Irving has been, he isn’t the Celtic who’s had the biggest impact on the offense. That would be Al Horford. Related: The Lab Horford’s individual numbers don’t look much like a superstar’s. He averages 15.5 points, 9.0 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game. His shooting percentages are way up this season — 44.4 percent from 3 with a 68.1 true shooting percentage, both certain to cool at some point — but that doesn’t really account for his outsize effect on the team. The Celtics’ offense is 12.7 points per 100 possessions worse when Horford leaves the floor, more than six times the difference when Irving sits. That’s not just early-season noise: Horford affects the game in subtle but pervading ways, improving the outlook of plays in which he may never touch the ball.Absent box-score evidence, in the past these skills would be dropped into the catch-all of “making teammates better.” But today we can track how well players perform when Horford gets involved.For instance, Irving is by far the most effective pick-and-roll ball-handler on the roster, generating 98.8 points per 100 chances, according to data from Second Spectrum — far more than Marcus Smart (79.2) and Terry Rozier (83.2). But if we turn that around and look at how effective pick and rolls are based on who’s setting the screen, we can see Horford’s effect: When he sets the pick, Boston scores 103.7 points per 100 chances; with any other screener, it’s just 81.1. Horford’s numbers with Irving are great, as you would expect, but he also elevates Smart, Rozier and anyone else who can fog a mirror.This holds up away from the ball as well. While the Brad Stevens offense is known for its off-ball movement, Boston scores just 91.7 points per 100 chances created by off-ball screens, according to Second Spectrum — a good but not outstanding number. When it’s Horford setting the screen, though, that shoots up to 106.6 points per 100 chances. Compare that with Aron Baynes or Daniel Theis, the two Celtics who set the most screens aside from Horford, and it’s no contest. Baynes’ screens result in the Celts getting 79.1 points per 100 chances; Theis’s aren’t much better, at 88.8. In other words, it isn’t a system thing — Horford is producing this effect.What sets Horford’s screens apart is how long they last. He doesn’t simply brush up against the defender and sprint off to his spot on the floor — he maintains contact as long as possible, turning, bending and reaching to stay in the defender’s way, then beginning his roll to the rim while the defender is still on him, often dragging him along for a step or two. These aren’t exactly moving screens (at least not all of them), but Horford gets in the way and stays in the way. Couple that with the attention his shooting demands this season, and Boston guards either have a clear path to the rim or can kick out to one of the best floor-spacers in the game.This has a cascading effect. Irving and Smart have both created high-value shots for teammates this season, but both are aided by defenses scrambling to catch up to cutters or drivers sprung by screens. Yet when Horford makes the pass himself, teammates have a 51.3 effective field goal percentage — lower than might be expected. His overall effect on teammates’ shots isn’t as strong as Irving’s or Smart’s, though his numbers are weighed down by being unable to pass to himself and by passing to Smart, who is by many standards the worst shooter in the NBA today. (Irving has passed to Smart for a shot just four times this season.) Irving has a 65.5 eFG on passes from Horford, up from 48.5 percent overall; Brown and Tatum remain about the same, while Smart’s ridiculous 37.5 eFG when Horford gets him involved is an improvement on his heinous 32.4 mark overall.Of course, this early in the season it’s hard to say how much of this will last. Tatum and Irving are making difficult shots at a rate that’s hard to imagine them maintaining; Horford is shooting like Kyle Korver for the first time in his career; and even the vaunted defense is built on a little more luck than it may let on.(The Boston defense is allowing just 97.2 points per 100 possessions, putting it in hailing range of the 2003-04 San Antonio Spurs and Detroit Pistons for best full-season defense in the modern era.1Excluding lockout-shortened seasons. Its defensive effective field goal percentage is a league-low 47.7 percent. According to Second Spectrum’s quantified shot quality, which takes into account shot location and distance, proximity of defenders and other variables, the Celtics allow opponents the lowest value shots of any team in the league. But Boston’s opponents’ shots are depressed event further, by the second-highest rate in the league. That could be thanks to the aggressive challenges Boston makes along the perimeter, but it could just as easily be a fortunate run to start the season.)At age 31, Horford is oldest member of a Boston roster built for the future. There’s no guarantee he’ll remain this effective by the time Brown, Tatum and the rest of the young team come into their primes. But windows of contention can be forced open earlier than expected if the young bucks can fill their roles and a few key veterans hold down the rest. So far, Horford has been up to the task.Check out our latest NBA predictions. Can The Celtics Keep On Winning?