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    ‘Vanderpump Rules’ Season 9: Everything We Know What It Really Costs To Attend America’s Top 50 Colleges © Provided by INSIDER Patrick Mahomes. AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann A new overtime proposal could shake up the NFL. According to the proposal, one team would pick the starting yard line, and the other team picks offense or defense. The goal is to lessen the impact of the coin toss on deciding the game. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. NFL overtime could be getting another revamp. According to Mike Florio at Pro Football Talk, the Baltimore Ravens plan to propose a new take on the NFL overtime period that could go a long way in cutting the advantage of winning the opening coin toss. The Ravens proposal is based on the "spot and choose" concept, where one team will pick the spot of the ball to start the extra period,...
    The Union of Education Workers (UTE), the main teaching union of the City of Buenos Aires, will analyze the offer of a salary increase from the Buenos Aires Government, which contemplates a staggered 30% increase, while 15 other unions accepted the proposal and Ademys rejected it as « insufficient ». This was reported to . by union sources and the Buenos Aires administration after the meeting in the local Ministry of Education with the delegates of the 17 unions and in which the offer of the increase was made in three sections: March, July and October. Alejandro Brecciaroli, union secretary of UTE, pointed out that « we received the proposal and we are going to put it into consideration in the plenary sessions of delegates at all levels and in all areas during next week. » « In principle, it is a long-term offer, which is why a clause was included to meet again in...
    The House passed the "George Floyd Justice in Policing Act" on Wednesday night, a Democratic bill that would create sweeping police reforms. The bill, if enacted, would drastically change qualified immunity for police, the principle that protects law enforcement officials from liability for their actions, by making them accountable for deaths that occurred by "knowingly or reckless disregard." It also would create a national police misconduct registry, ban federal law enforcement officials from using chokeholds and make the banning of chokeholds a condition of federal funding to sates, among other measures. HOUSE TO LEAVE TOWN EARLY AHEAD OF MARCH 4 'POSSIBLE PLOT TO BREACH THE CAPITOL' The last Congress passed the same bill last summer following nationwide Black Lives Matter protests prompted by black Minneapolis man Floyd dying after being held under a white police officer's knee for several minutes. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi...
    A skydiver has proposed to his girlfriend while they were descending towards the ground from 16,000ft - and was relieved when she said yes and the pair made it back without dropping the ring. Rahim Hajir, 38, had cooked up the plan to pop the question last week, mid-air, keeping the ring clutched tightly between his teeth the whole time. Fiancée Kaitlyn Roule, 27, from Idaho, was none the wiser until Rahim revealed the ring as they plummeted to earth after leaping from a plane above the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Rahim admitted that taking the ring on the skydive was a risky move and had a backup just in case he dropped it. Scroll down for video  A skydiver has proposed to his girlfriend while they were descending towards the ground from 16,000ft. Pictured, Rahim Hajir and Kaitlyn Roule Rahim (pictured proposing) said he was relieved when his partner...
    Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat from Massachusetts, speaks an attendee at an overflow crowd prior to a round table event in Storm Lake, Iowa, U.S., on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019.Daniel Acker | Bloomberg | Getty Images Sen. Elizabeth Warren has set the stage for a colossal battle at the U.S. Supreme Court over her proposed wealth tax on households worth more than $50 million. The proposal, which would raise trillions of dollars to fund a host of social programs that are key to the Massachusetts senator's agenda, would awaken an area of constitutional law that has lain dormant for decades, experts say. And it would put Warren, if elected president, on an early collision course with a branch of government that could determine the success or failure of her administration.VIDEO10:1210:12Elizabeth Warren talks taxing billionaires, reiterates call for 'change in culture' at Wells FargoMad Money with Jim CramerIt is a concern...
    Getty Kemba Walker #8 of the Boston Celtics celebrates with Jaylen Brown #7 during the first quarter against the Denver Nuggets. The Boston Celtics are riding a two-game win streak for the first time in over a month. Yet, don’t let that distract you from the fact that the Cs own just a .500 record with only two games remaining until the All-Star break – not quite the championship-caliber showing many expect from Boston entering the season. While Kemba Walker has begun to look more and more like himself of late, many continue to question whether Boston’s current construction is capable of competing in the East. With a record-setting $28.5 million traded player exception at their disposal, the team could look to build around Walker, Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum at the deadline. Or, as Bleacher Report’s Jake Fischer propositioned, the team could package the former in a...
    Recently, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimated that raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour could cost the country 1.4 million jobs. Democrats attempted to push forward a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 package with a provision to raise the minimum wage to that level, but were thwarted when the Senate parliamentarian decided the provision should not be included.
    Newly engaged Ricki Lake has shared some surprising details of her engagement to her fiancé Ross Burningham. The "Hairspray" star recently appeared on "Watch What Happens Live" and gushed over the experience. "We've only known each other since the end of June," revealed Lake, 52. "It's been about six months, he was a booty call for a few months there. He's wonderful. Everyone who met him just gets it. We're great together." The actress also said that she doesn't yet have a ring, adding it was a complete surprise when her beau popped the question. RICKI LAKE ANNOUNCED ENGAGEMENT TO ROSS BURNINGHAM: 'HE IS MY PERSON' "I was naked in the jacuzzi with my man on the first night that we're in my new Malibu home," she recalled. "And so it was romantic and very spontaneous and I couldn’t be happier." Elsewhere in the show, Lake said that they're officially moved...
    New York : White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki. Photo: Alex Wong / . To ensure approval of the third economic stimulus package, the Democrats decided to apply the Budget Reconciliation, in order to endorse the plan with a simple majority, but the process is complex and must follow the guidelines of the “Byrd rule”. It will be in the Senate where the Democrats led by Chuck schumer (New York) will review the $ 1.9 billion project promoted by the president Joe biden. In the Budget Committee, chaired by Bernie sanders (Vermont), you must ensure that the proposal adheres to the aforementioned rule, which was named after the senator Robert Byrd. It is now known as the “Byrd rule,” corresponding to Section 313 of the Congressional Budget Act, which was first adopted in the mid-1980s. Its objective is to “clean” a specific budget projectSince the plans...
    Wall Street Charging Bull sculptor Arturo Di Modica dies at 80 Jill Biden is hitting the ground running -- in all directions A key House committee on Friday released the Democrats' massive coronavirus relief package, pulling together President Joe Biden's stimulus proposal into a 591-page bill. © Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The House Budget Committee is expected to consider the legislation, which is based off measures approved by at least nine committees, on Monday. Most of them -- but not all -- adhere closely to what Biden outlined in his $1.9 trillion relief proposal last month. The full House may pass the legislation as soon as next week, but it could face hurdles in the Senate, where Democrats can't afford to lose a single member of their party thanks to the 50-50 split in the chamber. Already, two Democrats -- Sens. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona and Joe Manchin...
    New York : New payments for dependents could begin to ship monthly starting in July. Photo: JOEL SAGET / . / . House Democrats are working this week on the $ 1.9 trillion stimulus proposal by President Joe Biden, with the goal of finalizing a bill before the end of the month and sending it to the Senate and eventually to Biden for approval before federal benefits expire in March. Under that calendar, lawmakers have agreed on most of the details of a third stimulus check of up to $ 1,400, including several important changes regarding the dependents who will be entitled to receive money this time. A change in eligibility that will affect all different types of families, including those with dependents who are children, young adults, or relatives of older adults. If Congress agrees with the changes on the table, the new rules...
    Senators Mitt Romney and Tom Cotton announced Tuesday that they are preparing a bill that would link an increase in the federal minimum wage with guarantees that companies will verify the legal status of their employees. Romney, who in the past tried to universalize the use of the electronic job verification system E-Verify, said they are preparing a proposal that includes an “automatic increase in the minimum wage in line with inflation.” “Congress has not raised the minimum wage in over a decade and this has left many Americans behind,” Romney said in a couple of posts on his Twitter account. “Our proposal gradually increases the minimum wage without this costing jobs, with automatic increases according to inflation, and requires employers to verify the legal status of workers,” he added. For his part, Cotton said on the same social network that Americans currently have to “compete” against millions of undocumented...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – A controversial effort to further limit local governments’ ability to regulate and inspect vacation rental properties is advancing in the Florida Senate, as the proposal’s sponsor on Tuesday assured critics that the legislation is “a starting point.” As online platforms such as Airbnb have grown in popularity, regulation of short-term rental properties has become a perennial fight in the Legislature. RELATED: ‘For Those Gathered in the Wind’: Miami Artist T. Eliott Mansa’s Exhibition Honors Black Lives Lost Throughout American History State law already bans local governments from passing ordinances to outlaw vacation rentals, which have raised the ire of residents who complain of investor-owned, noisy “party houses” in neighborhoods. Other critics maintain that owners of some rental properties are failing to properly submit state and local taxes. But proponents contend that the short-term rental properties are used to supplement the incomes of retirees and families. They argue...
    Beloved D.C. teacher and salon owner remembered for dedication to Southeast Washington Nicki Minaj’s Father Died from His Injuries in Hit-and-Run Incident: Police Try not to cry watching this dad propose in the NICU with his baby daughters help Love was in the air at a New York City hospital when two new parents got engaged by their daughter's side in the neonatal intensive care unit. On Thursday, Teon Kennedy asked his girlfriend, Martine Drouillard, to marry him in front of their daughter, Morgan, who has been in the NICU for the past 10 months after being born prematurely in April. Hospital staff helped Kennedy plan the perfect proposal just ahead of Valentine's Day and shared the story on Instagram. "The Perfect Proposal: A Valentine’s Day Surprise in the NICU," the hospital captioned the romantic clip. "⁣In the spring of 2020, Teon Kennedy had big plans: he was going...
    New York : Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi and Richard Neal, at a press conference last December. Photo: Zach Gibson / . The bill presented on Monday by the Democratic representative Richard Neal is the starting point from which the section on the $ 1,400 stimulus check as part of “American rescue plan” driven by Biden Administration of $ 1.9 billion. What is most striking about the proposal in the House of Representatives is that it clearly specifies that individuals who earn annually up to $ 75,000 and $ 150,000, in the case of marriages, will be creditors of the total payment corresponding to the third stimulus check. From those income thresholds, payments will gradually decrease to zero. That was precisely the request of the most progressive Democrats in the federal Congress and the Senator Bernie Sanders, who lobbied for the...
    The main element in the telecommunications market today is that which has to do with the ability of brands to innovate in their interactions. The interaction that is achieved through basic activities such as Internet connection, reminds us of how necessary this element has become and the proposal of brands such as Starlink. There are guidelines of great weight in the market and connectivity is essential to understand the market. Internet connection has become a unique activity in the market, where today we find increasingly daring guidelines, through which quality interaction is achieved, as proposed by Starlink. In the midst of these efforts we have witnessed activities that have no waste, on the contrary, they become very good references in the market, of how important it is to innovate. Faced with these proposals, an element that we cannot lose sight of in this work is that which has to do...
    Joe Biden arrived back in Washington Monday after spending the weekend in Delaware as Democrats move forward this week with pushing through his $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package – including a new bill with $3,600 child tax credits. Democratic lawmakers are unveiling Monday legislation that would give even more direct cash benefits for Americans as the pandemic continues to rock the nation by providing at maximum between $3,000-$3,600 per child to households earning less than $150,000. The goal of the initiative, proposed by Representative Richard Neal of Massachusetts – who is also chair of the House Ways and Means Committee – is to drastically reduce child poverty in the U.S. 'The pandemic is driving families deeper and deeper into poverty, and it's devastating,' Neal said in a statement. 'This money is going to be the difference in a roof over someone's head or food on their table. This is how...
    New York : The Reconciliation Budget was approved in the Chamber. Photo: C-SPAN Capture / Courtesy Once the House of Representatives passed the Budget Reconciliation, the process for the new $ 1.9 trillion stimulus package against COVID-19 it was settled for its integration in the Senate committees. This will take at least two weeks, because the work teams must integrate all the amendments made by Democrats and Republicans, approved one by one at a time. process known as “vote-a-rama”. The plan is very broad and diverse for small businesses, families, state and local governments and, of course, funds against the coronavirus pandemic. The good news is that Democrats have a clear path to approve the plan, although there will be adjustments, after the suggested amendments, voted separately, as part of the rules for these types of projects, which have the advantage of not allowing obstruction...
    Negotiations for extend ERTE until May 31 have come to fruition. Finally, the Government and the social agents have managed to unanimously approve the extension of these employment regulation files, which ended on January 31st. In this way, the Government, unions and employers have reached a new agreement to automatically extend the temporary employment regulation files (ERTE) until May 31. The consensus has arrived according to the latest proposal made by the Executive, which contemplates the extension of all ERTEs without the need for new administrative authorizations. Terms of the new extension of the ERTE The Executive put on the table a new text and the agreement was only pending that the governing bodies of unions and employers gave their approval to it. This has been the third extension in which consensus has been reached with the social partners since the pandemic. In this way, the Government and social...
    The country-by-country “reporting” proposal has been blocked for five years between European countries. The Portuguese will try to change his fate. IThere are fights that experience a burst at times when we no longer expected them. This is potentially the case with country-by-country tax transparency (reporting), which would force multinationals to publish their accounting data (turnover, profit, taxes paid, number of employees, etc.) for each country where they have activities. The concept, pushed for years by civil society and certain political groups, had been taken up by the Juncker Commission after the Luxleaks scandal over the ultra-generous tax agreements concluded between the Luxembourg tax authorities and large companies, revealed in particular by The evening, but finally materialized in a proposal after the Panama Papers scandal, in 2016.
    The PSOE in the Bilbao City Council has voted in favor of including in the agenda of the Municipal Plenary, for debate, a proposal from Bildu to bring ETA members closer Íñigo Zapirain and Beatriz Etxebarria, sentenced in 2013 to 3,860 years in prison for 160 crimes of attempted murder and one crime of havoc for the attack on the Burgos barracks. It was the biggest conviction in the history of ETA. 41 of the injured were children. In the proposal, to which OKDIARIO has had access, the party of Arnaldo Otegi justifies the transfer in which the prisoners – who are serving a sentence in the Aranjuez prison – are the parents of a 3-year-old girl, born in prison, who « as established by the penitentiary legislation », in March 2021 « will have to leave the penitentiary center where she is, since the maximum period of stay of a minor with...
    U.S. Treasury Secretary nominee Janet Yellen reportedly said she would consider taxing unrealized capital gains — but billionaire investor Howard Marks said it's not a practical plan and could hurt sentiment among investor. "I think that would hit sentiment. It would obviously make it less attractive to be an investor, all things being equal," said the widely followed investment guru, who is also co-chairman and co-founder of Oaktree Capital. Unrealized capital gains refer to the theoretical increase in value of assets that an investor holds onto. The gains are only realized when the investor sells the asset at a price higher than what was initially paid to buy it. The possibility of taxing wealthy investors on those yet-to-be realized gains was raised by Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, who will likely become chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. Yellen, nominated by U.S. President-elect Joe Biden to head the Treasury, said she...
    President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenCapitol Police officer dies following riots Rep. Joaquin Castro wants to prevent Federal government from ever naming buildings, property after Trump Tucker Carlson: Trump 'recklessly encouraged' Capitol rioters MORE on Friday previewed a COVID-19 relief bill that he said would be "in the trillions," setting the stage the first major legislative battle of his presidency. "As I’ve said before, the bipartisan COVID relief package passed in December is an important step, but just a downpayment," Biden said in a speech announcing new Cabinet nominees. "Next week, I will be laying out the groundwork for the next COVID economic relief package that meets this critical moment for our economy and country," he added. Biden outlined several provisions of the bill, which appear to line up with some of his campaign promises on coronavirus relief. Among them was "billions of dollars" to improve the vaccine rollout, extending unemployment benefits...
    WHEN it comes to popping the question, you can always rely on celebrities to pull out all the stops. And Joe Swash, 38, blew fans away this Christmas when he left his partner Stacey Solomon, 31, in tears with a very romantic proposal. 12Stacey Solomon was completely blown away by Joe Swash's proposalCredit: Instagram The Loose Women star revealed her long-time boyfriend got down on one knee with a huge diamond ring on a walk in the woods - with her two sons Leighton, eight, Zachary, 12, and their child Rex, one, with them. Stacey told fans: "Today we went for a walk in the woods... Like we always do. But it didn't look the same - actually full-on blubbering as I write this... "And Joe with our boys, in my favourite place in the world... He asked me to marry him." While Joe was likely feeling very chuffed with himself following...
    Republican Georgia Sen. David Perdue called President Donald Trump’s proposal to provide $2,000 in direct payments to Americans “the right thing to do for people in Georgia” during a Tuesday morning appearance on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom.” Trump’s call for the additional $1,400 in direct payments over the $600 that was already agreed-upon threatened to sidetrack the $2.3 trillion bill’s passage last week before the president shifted gears and decided to sign it anyway Sunday night. “I’m really delighted that the President signed the COVID bill into law Sunday night,” Perdue told anchor Sandra Smith. “I spoke with him many times over the weekend, over the holiday. He was very concerned about getting this help to the American people.” WATCH: The Georgia senator told Smith he was “very pleased” that 60% of the money was “reprogrammed money from the first CARES Act.” “So when the President looked at this,...
    Erin Scott | Reuters Capitol Hill lawmakers are wrestling with a big question that's plagued them for months: How to put together another coronavirus relief package that will garner enough support from both parties. On Monday, a new $908 billion bipartisan proposal aims to do just that, except it lacks one key area of aid — second $1,200 stimulus checks. The CARES Act that was passed by Congress in March authorized the first set of $1,200 checks for individuals and $2,400 for couples, plus $500 per child. In the following months, Washington lawmakers have debated whether a second set of checks is necessary. At times, those payments seemed to be one of the few areas with bipartisan support. Now, however, they are at risk of getting left out completely in favor of other initiatives. Today's bipartisan proposal includes enhanced federal unemployment benefits at $300 per week for 16 weeks, food...
    Washington (CNN)A bipartisan group of lawmakers is trying to inch closer to an agreement on a federal coronavirus relief package, but it does not currently include cash payments like the ones sent to more than 160 million Americans earlier in the year. Rather, the proposed deal focuses on unemployment benefits, aid for small businesses and other targeted assistance rather than direct payments to all Americans -- despite a last-minute push by progressive members of Congress, as well as Republican Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri, in support of another round of $1,200 payments. READ: Bipartisan lawmakers summary of their Covid relief proposalThe group, which started to roll out parts of its bill on Wednesday, is trying to keep the cost of the package below $1 trillion in order to garner Republican support. The stimulus payments could cost at least $300 billion, depending on how many people would be eligible and how...
    Savannah Rychcik December 8, 2020 0 Comments Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) are leading a group of senators in calling for another round of $1,200 direct payments in the next COVID-19 relief package. “The American people need help and they need help now. We agree with President-elect Biden that a $1,200 direct payment should be included in this proposal. We also feel strongly that we should not provide immunity to corporations who endanger the health and lives of their employees,” the senators wrote in a letter penned Tuesday. They added, “Please join us in demanding that any new COVID-relief proposal includes a $1,200 direct payment to adults and $500 to their children. Further, please work with us to make certain that there is no language in this bill to give a liability shield to corporations who threaten the health and safety of workers and customers.” While the...
    Nasdaq is pushing for companies to be required to have at least two “diverse” board directors, numerous sources reported.  The exchange would require listed companies to have at least one woman and one person who identifies as either an underrepresented minority or as LGBTQ on their boards and as directors, according to the Wall Street Journal. Nasdaq reportedly filed the proposal with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Tuesday after a review found that more than three-quarters of its 3,000 listed companies didn’t meet the requirements in its proposal. NEW YORK – NOV. 30: The NASDAQ screen shows the new Microsoft Vista Nov. 30, 2006 in Times Square in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Chernin/Getty Images) If the SEC approves the proposal, all companies would need to provide diversity statistics for their boards within one year of it being passed. If a company doesn’t fulfill the requirement, it could...
    September 16, 2020 – A group of congressmen led by Jackie Speier and Mark Mullin presented the bill “I am Vanessa Guillén Act” in honor of the soldier who died on April 22 at Fort Hood and the many survivors of sexual violence who have bravely emerged in the wake of the disappearance and brutal murder of the 20-year-old military woman. The legislation, which has bipartisan support and could be put to a vote in a matter of weeks or by November. If passed, the law “will provide survivors with independent investigations into reports of both sexual harassment and sexual assault. It would also make sexual harassment a criminal offense in the military, helping to get to the heart of a problem that is far too far away. It often leads to violence and destroys careers and lives. The Guillén family and current and former military...
    A MAN has raised eyebrows for seemingly proposing to his girlfriend using a Big Mac burger from McDonald’s.  A video of the bizarre proposal was shared, which shows the man ‘romantically’ sticking the diamond ring in the top of the bread bun.  2A man has raised eyebrows after proposing to his girlfriend after four years using a Big Mac burgerCredit: @belosne6ka/TikTok The unsuspecting bride-to-be can be seen sipping her drink in the background while the guy filming inserts the sparkler in the Big Mac.  He then simply slides it towards her - and waits for her reaction.  Sadly we don’t see the woman’s face as she realises she is getting a fast food-themed proposal, but it seems it was a success.  The woman, who is TikTok user Alina Dumova, shared the video online with the caption: “I SAID YES!” 2The man squished the diamond sparkler in the McDonald's burger bunCredit:...
    Related news The news of the death of Kobe bryant shocked the world, but if there is a city where the former player was everything, that was The Angels. His legend was forged there, in the ranks of the Lakers, where he developed his entire career. Twenty seasons in the gold and purple team. A myth for the Californian franchise and for all Angelenos in general. That is why the city council of the city has started talks to rename one of the streets of the city with the name of Kobe Bryant. The process has only just begun and it is still early to know the final decision, but the US media believe that it is possible that everything will come to fruition. A beautiful way to honor the legend of one of the greatest athletes of all time, as his myth goes beyond...
    Winter is fast approaching, and the City of Denver and service providers still have not established the first safe-camping site for those experiencing homelessness. Concerned over the slowdown of the Safe Outdoor Spaces program, four neighborhood organizations recently sent a letter to Mayor Michael Hancock and Denver City Council with their ideas for how to push the safe-camping concept into reality. Related Stories Denver Safe-Camping Site Model Will Open to Public This Weekend Racial Inequity Extends to Homelessness, New Report Says Homelessness Crosses Borders: It's a Challenge for Metro Denver The October 12 letter from the leadership of Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods, Colfax Business Improvement District, Golden Triangle Creative District and Uptown on the Hill suggests eight ways that the city can move the project forward. The four organizations represent areas that have seen significant numbers of homeless individuals camping on the street in recent months. Their ideas: Set up...
    It’s not Oscar Night, but for beer geeks across the country, tonight's live-streamed Great American Beer Festival awards ceremony will showcase plenty of red carpet-worthy drama. In the past, that drama could include not just which breweries won what awards, but who got cheered, who got booed, who got down on one knee for a marriage proposal and who would open their shirt to reveal a political message of some sort.This year, the awards won't be in person as the festival portion of the event was canceled — and there will be no Charlie Papazian doling out fist bumps — but there will still be an award ceremony and it will still be interesting to watch; the live stream is available on the the Brewing Network. Here are ten reasons to watch the awards ceremony, and if you need a little a little socialization, there are at least a...
    (CNN)House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday slammed the White House's most recent stimulus proposal as ignoring key economic issues wrought by the coronavirus pandemic, defending her decision to turn down what she described as a political stunt that would fail to help the public."All of my colleagues -- we represent these people, I have for over 30 years represented my constituents," Pelosi told CNN's Wolf Blitzer on "The Situation Room." "I know what their needs are, I listen to them, and their needs are not addressed in the President's proposal."When asked whether she could avoid letting the perfect be the enemy of the good, Pelosi replied, "I will not let the wrong be the enemy of the right."Pelosi's comments come after Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Senate Republicans will attempt to move forward on a "targeted" coronavirus relief bill when the Senate returns to session next week -- a sign...
    FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — In Virginia, the gerrymander goes all the way back to the first congressional elections, when then-Gov. Patrick Henry drew up a district to try to keep James Madison, father of the Constitution that Henry opposed, out of the House of Representatives. Madison, though, campaigned vigorously despite a chronic case of hemorrhoids, and beat James Monroe in a race featuring two future presidents. Now, Virginia voters are deciding whether to alter their state constitution to support redistricting reform that would take the once-every-10-year task of drawing maps out of legislators’ hands, at least to an extent, and give it to a bipartisan panel. The debate over the referendum comes one year after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that allows even extreme partisan gerrymandering. But even though the issue has become a hot-button one nationally, the Virginia referendum is the only redistricting question on the ballot in...
    With a vote fast approaching in a Denver City Council committee, city planners are trying to conjure up a magic number: just how many unrelated adults can live together in the same home. "We’ve heard quite a few concerns from you over the course of these last few meetings about those current proposals: chiefly, the number of people allowed to live in a dwelling unit, and concerns of very large households of unrelated adults," Andrew Webb, the senior city planner spearheading an overhaul the group-living aspects of Denver's zoning code, said at an October 6 Denver City Council Land Use, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee meeting. The current version of the proposal, which has been in the works since March 2018, suggests increasing the number of unrelated adults who can live together in the same household from two to a base of five, with the chance to increase this number to...
    Walmart has reportedly joined Oracle's bid to do a deal with TikTok, but the proposal to allow Chinese parent ByteDance to retain a majority stake in the video-sharing app faces stiff hurdles for approval. Under the terms of the proposal, Oracle would have a 20 percent stake in TikTok's new U.S. entity, as well as access to all source code, sources told CNBC host David Faber. According to NBC News correspondent Jo Ling Kent, the deal would involve TikTok becoming a global company headquartered in America, with Oracle taking responsibility for U.S. operations and user data and ByteDance retaining majority ownership. Officially, Oracle has only said it is part of a proposal submitted by ByteDance to the U.S. Treasury Department to serve as 'trusted technology provider' to the Chinese company, providing no further details on the terms of the deal.  Spokespersons for Oracle and Walmart did not immediately respond to...
    Getty A new stimulus proposal could provide another $1,200 to Americans in 2020, after months of stalled negotiations on Capital Hill between Democrats and Republicans in Congress. The proposal, which came from members of the bipartisan House Problem Solvers Caucus, would provide the American economy with approximately $1.5 trillion in funding, including another round of stimulus checks. Emily Cochrane and Nicholas Fandos of the New York Times wrote of the new proposal, The measure would infuse the economy with at least $1.5 trillion in new money, in addition to repurposing $130 billion from previous legislation and building in $400 billion in automatic triggers that would extend jobless aid and provide for another round of stimulus checks if the economy remains hobbled in January. Aiming for a middle ground between Republican and Democratic positions, the proposal includes measures that have bipartisan support, like reviving the popular Paycheck Protection Program...
    A PROPOSAL at Disneyland has been slammed as ‘cheesy’ after a couple got engaged in front of the castle - while another bloke got down on one knee in the background.  Millions of women dream about getting engaged at the fairytale resort, but it seems the destination has proved too popular after one couple were photobombed by another bloke on one knee.  2People slammed the idea as unoriginal due to the bloke proposing in the background Credit: Facebook The snap has gone viral after it captured the double proposal, with people slamming it as ‘cheesy’ and ‘unoriginal’. The photo was uploaded to Facebook group That’s It I’m Proposal Shaming, where it was captioned: “When you get the prime spot so the guy at the back has to propose by a bench.”  More than 2,000 people have reacted to the snap, with one person saying: “If I were the guy in...
    Getty Does the Senate's 'skinny' bill include another stimulus check? On Tuesday, Republicans revealed their scaled back ‘skinny’ bill, which is expected to be voted on by the Senate later this week. As it stands, the legislation does not include another round of stimulus checks, according to Forbes. It also leaves out aid to state and local governments and more funding for nutrition programs. What the trimmed-down proposal does include is a $300 federal boost for unemployment benefits through the week ending December 27, as well as relief for small businesses. It would also provide $105 billion in education funds and $15 billion for child care grants, $20 billion in farm aid, and $500 million for fisheries, according to Politico. On Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said, “The American people don’t need us to keep arguing over what might be perfect, they need us to actually make...
    Getty The Senate is again in session tomorrow, September 8. The Senate is again in session tomorrow, and People are eagerly awaiting information of a second stimulus examine.  What’s the newest replace on the place it stands? Senate Republicans have stated they are going to be proposing a brand new stimulus invoice as early as this week. The brand new, smaller aid proposal features a $300 weekly federal enhance to unemployment advantages, $258 billion for small enterprise PPP loans, and $105 billion for faculties. The overall package deal is available in at roughly $500 billion and doesn’t embody any stimulus checks. Democrats have acknowledged that something that is available in at lower than $2.2 trillion shouldn’t be prone to achieve help from the Home. As Forbes factors out, the GOP skinny invoice is price simply one-sixth of the Democratic HEROES Act proposal....
    CUPERTINO — A fenced-off maintenance road between Regnart Creek and the backyards of about 75 homes has been the battleground of two-year tussle between city officials who plan to turn it into a public bicycle/walking trail and neighbors concerned about privacy and safety. But now the finish line for the Regnart Creek Trail is within the city’s sight — all that’s left is an agreement with residents about fencing, which is no slam dunk, and the City Council’s approval of the design. The city hopes to complete the design phase in October and start construction next spring. “We’ve accepted that the trail is going in,” said resident Sue Ranney, one of the project’s opponents. “But we would like some sort of consideration for our privacy.” The city expects to spend $2.65 million to convert the 0.8-of-a-mile road from East Estates Drive to Pacifica Drive, which is owned by the Santa...
    Getty Will there be a second COVID-19 stimulus check, but what would it look like, and what is the HEALS Act? As negotiations between Republicans and Democrats remain stalled, a new COVID-19 stimulus relief proposal by Republicans in the U.S. Senate would pare back the original proposal in the hopes of reaching a deal. This is by no means certain to pass, and its form could also change if it does. However, a lot of Americans are wondering what’s in the so-called skinny stimulus bill. First of all, a word about what isn’t included, at least so far: a second round of stimulus checks. That’s even though stimulus checks are one of the few things that both sides have indicated they conceptually agree on. Here’s what the skinny bill, which is not yet a formal proposal, contains, according to Politico. $300 in weekly enhanced unemployment benefits....
    A man's romantic proposal idea hit rough waters when he got down on one knee to pop the question to his girlfriend on the bow of a boat at sunset - only for his best man to throw the ring box into the ocean.  Miles VS staged an incredibly scenic proposal for his girlfriend Angie Zalesov, getting down on one knee in front of a stunning sunset while the couple were enjoying a boat trip with some friends in Sarasota, Florida.  But when Miles turned to a pal - Roman Gritsak - to throw him the ring, things took a nightmare turn, with a viral video capturing the moment that the off-camera friend over-egged his toss and ended up chucking the box straight into the ocean, leaving poor Angie open-mouthed in horror.  At least he made it memorable! A man named Miles has gone viral after sharing a video of...
    On Tuesday, Former Vice President Joe Biden released his proposal to address systemic racism in the U.S. economy. The plan is the fourth and final pillar of his “Build Back Better” agenda for economic recovery amidst the coronavirus pandemic. “Biden believes we cannot build back better without a major mobilization of effort and resources to address these challenges and to advance racial equity across the American economy,” the campaign proposal says. “Biden will remove barriers to participation in our economy, expand access to opportunity, and fully enforce the policies and laws that we already have on the books — and the pledges Biden has made in this campaign.” Here are key parts of his plan to advance racial equity in America. Bolstering Small Businesses Opportunities for Minority Communities Biden plans to devote $30 billion — 10% of the $300 billion in innovation funding to stimulate the economy — to...
    Getty The second round of COVID-19 stimulus checks might arrive in Americans’ bank accounts as early as late August or September, if Congress can vote in favor of the latest stimulus package proposal. The package was revealed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell at the end of July. It’s called the HEALS Act (Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection, & Schools Act), and includes an identical stimulus check proposal as the first one, which came from the Cares Act. Eligibility will be based on your most recent adjusted gross income. The general structure of the stimulus check amounts, as established in the CARES Act, is: Single filers who earn $75,000 or less annually will get $1,200. Single filers who earn more than $75,000 will see their payment amount reduced by 5% of the amount they earn over $75,000, up to $99,000 as the cutoff point. Joint filers who...
    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday that President Trump's signature payroll tax cut proposal would be left out of the $1 trillion coronavirus Senate Republican coronavirus package being negotiated with the White House. Mnuchin told CNBC the payroll tax cut 'won't be in the base bill' – confirming the fate of a proposal that had already gotten pushback from Republican lawmakers and has not made it into previous versions of coronavirus relief. Instead, negotiators are seeking to target provisions as unemployed workers, who would get unemployment benefits worth up to 70 per cent of lost wages under the latest provision being negotiated. His comments came on a day when the government announced an additional 1.4 million Americans had filed for unemployment.     Treasury Sec. Steven Mnuchin said the payroll tax cut 'won't be in the base bill' Republicans are unveiling to deal with the coronavirus 'We think the payroll tax...
    Americans who have been laid off from their jobs because of the coronavirus pandemic have been able to collect an additional $600 a week in unemployment benefits on top of what they get from their state. That extra relief was part of the $2.2 trillion stimulus package known as the CARES Act. But if lawmakers fail to act by the end of this month, Americans who are out of work will see that $600 a week disappear from their unemployment checks. That could strip more than 20 million Americans of nearly $842 billion to spend, according to data released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, a U.S. government agency that provides official macroeconomic and industry statistics. The supplemental $600 Americans receive has been controversial, especially given that two-thirds of laid-off workers receive more money from their unemployment benefits than they did from their jobs. But at the same time,...
    Demi Lovato is engaged to her boyfriend Max Ehrich. The "Sorry Not Sorry" singer, 27, announced early Friday on Instagram that she said "yes" to a romantic beach proposal from Ehrich, 29. "When I was a little girl, my birth dad always called me his 'little partner' -- something that might've sounded strange without his southern cowboy like accent. To me it made perfect sense. And today that word makes perfect sense again but today I'm officially going to be someone else's partner," Lovato wrote in a caption underneath a slideshow of photos of the happy couple taken after she said "yes." DEMI LOVATO CELEBRATES NATURAL BEAUTY WITH NO-MAKEUP SWIMSUIT PHOTO The performer then gushed about falling in love with Ehrich immediately upon meeting. "@maxehrich -- I knew I loved you the moment I met you. It was something I can't describe to anyone who hasn't experienced it firsthand but...
    ORANGE, Calif. (KABC) -- Did Summer say yes?It's a question some residents in Orange have been thinking about after a banner reading ""Will you marry me Summer? Jeremiah" fell from the sky.An airplane carrying the banner was flying over the city on Thursday.But residents started to call police when they saw the banner falling from the sky and land in a nearby wash."Banner fell from the sky in Orange! Summer, this is not a sign of a bad marriage," the Orange Police Department tweeted. "Our community wants to know, will you marry Jeremiah?? " Banner fell from the sky in Orange! Summer, this is not a sign of a bad marriage. Our community
    The clock is ticking for lawmakers on Capitol Hill who have until July 31 to come to an agreement on the extra $600 a week unemployed Americans have been receiving under the $2.2 trillion CARES Act. Failure to act before the end of the month will strip more than 20 million Americans of nearly $842 billion to spend, according to data released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, a U.S. government agency that provides official macroeconomic and industry statistics. That could cost the country even more jobs, some economists say. But given that two-thirds of laid-off workers receive more money from their unemployment benefits than they did from their jobs, the Trump administration and leading Republicans say extending these benefits would be akin to paying Americans not to work. “ Failure to act before the end of the month will strip more than 20 million Americans of a...
    Washington (CNN)House Democrats are set to pass a policing reform proposal on Thursday named in honor of George Floyd, whose death in police custody has sparked nationwide calls to address police misconduct and racial injustice and prompted weeks of protests and civil unrest. The vote comes a day after Democrats blocked a competing Republican bill in the Senate. The House bill is expected to pass largely along party lines, with Republicans opposing it. The legislation -- titled the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020 -- has provisions to reform qualified immunity for law enforcement, prohibitions on racial profiling on the part of law enforcement and bans no-knock warrants in federal drug cases. It would ban chokeholds at the federal level and classify them as a civil rights violation and establish a national registry of police misconduct maintained by the Department of Justice.But it has little chance of becoming...
    He July 21 is the date chosen by Lopesan Hotel Group for the reopening of Abora Interclub Atlantic by Lopesan Hotels, which becomes the third establishment chosen by the company to reactivate the tourism sector in Gran Canaria. The historic hotel of San Agustín, joins the Lopesan Baobab Resort, whose return to activity is scheduled for July 7, and the Abora Buenaventura by Lopesan Hotels, which will open its doors on July 15. The Abora Interclub Atlantic, together with the Abora Buenaventura, are the perfect alternative for families looking for entertainment during their vacations and the possibility of benefiting from the ‘All inclusive’ regime, at the best price. Thus, Lopesan Hotel Group presents two proposals to encourage Canary tourists to enjoy a well-deserved rest without having to leave the archipelago. For their part, the IFA Villas Altamarena will be the ideal option in Fuerteventura for family trips, starting on June...
    What kind of impact would land-based air defenses, increased ISR (Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance) operations and more bomber patrols have upon U.S. deterrence efforts in the Pacific Theater? Is this question taking on additional relevance and urgency in light of Chinese maneuvers near Taiwan and the South China Sea? The impact of adding these systems would be both substantial and helpful, according to members of Congress now proposing as much as $6.09 billion in additional funds for a so-described “Indo Pacific Deterrence Initiative.” The proposed legislation would fund a “permanent and persistent land-based integrated air and missile defense and associated weapons delivery system on Guam.” A group of lawmakers, led by House Armed Services Committee ranking member Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), are requesting this massive plus up in funding for the Pacific, which also includes increased funding for undersea warfare. Such a proposal for the 2021 budget, while first announced in April of...
    NOBLE SQUARE — Neighbors have a chance to weigh in on a proposal to replace a worker’s cottage with a three-flat condo building. A meeting is scheduled for Jun. 30 at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom. Ald. Brian Hopkins (2nd) and the Eckhart Park Community Council will co-host the call. The proposal requires a zoning change, which Hopkins must present to City Council. The worker’s cottage is located at 1534 W. Augusta Blvd. and was built more than 100 years ago, according to Cook County records. The new construction will feature a rooftop deck and a flat slab parking pad on the rear of the property. Learn more online. RSVP for Tuesday’s Zoom call here. A proposal for a 3-flat to replace a workers cottage at 1534 W. Augusta Blvd. in West Town. Ald. Brian Hopkins (2nd) / Provided Subscribe to Block Club Chicago. Every...
    The 2020 baseball season is in the commissioner’s hands now. The MLB Players Association voted 33-5 against the league’s proposal on Monday to play a 60-game season at full prorated pay, according to The Post’s Joel Sherman. This means the fate of this season will likely be decided by commissioner Rob Manfred, who in conjunction with the owners, would have the collectively bargained right to implement a season of a length of his choosing. The vote was pushed back from 3 p.m. to around 5 p.m. Monday after the league sent further clarification of its position to the union. The decision to reject the plan comes after the union initially counter offered MLB’s 60-game proposal at full pro-rated pay with one for 70 games, which the league rejected. One of the late changes over the past day was MLB expressing a willingness to eliminate the expansion of the 2021 playoffs...
    Breaking News — Madrid, Jun 22 . .- The parliamentary group of Citizens will present an initiative in the Madrid Assembly to implement “more exhaustive” controls at the Barajas airport and prevent it from becoming “a drain”, with measures such as the requirement travelers to take a PCR test carried out 24 or 48 hours before arriving in the capital. In a telematic press conference, the Cs spokesman in the Madrid Parliament, César Zafra, has advanced that the non-law proposal (PNL) has already been registered in the Madrid Parliament, to debate it “as soon as possible”. “What can happen in Barajas is dangerous,” Zafra has warned against the arrival of tourists at the Madrid airport after the reopening of the community borders and the Schengen area this Sunday and with the rest of the countries from July 1. From Citizens defend “sinning prudently” to avoid returning to the situation...
    Former national security adviser John BoltonJohn BoltonSunday shows preview: Bolton delivers bombshell while US tackles COVID-19, police brutality White House says it plans to ensure Bolton gets 'no profits' from book Trump touts ruling on Bolton book: 'Now he will have bombs dropped on him!' MORE said in an interview set to air Sunday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump mocked for low attendance at rally Trump suggests legislation that would jail people who burn the flag for a year Trump makes defiant return to campaign stage amid controversies MORE proposed intervening in the Southern District of New York's (SDNY) investigation of a state-owned Turkish bank. Bolton told ABC’s Martha Raddatz last week that Trump's suggestion of getting involved in the investigation felt like “obstruction of justice to me.” The December 2018 episode is detailed in Bolton’s forthcoming book entitled “The Room Where It Happened.” The SDNY had been examining the...
    Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States, is about American tradition, struggle and progress, said Texas Republican congressional candidate and U.S. Army veteran Wesley Hunt. In a Friday interview on "Fox & Friends" with host Griff Jenkins, Hunt said that the holiday is "very special" because it shows the strides America has taken as a nation in "just a handful of generations." TEXAS GOP SEN. CORNYN INTRODUCES BILL TO MAKE JUNETEENTH A FEDERAL HOLIDAY "My sister went to West Point, I went to West Point, and so did my brother. My dad did 23 years in the Army. And so, when you think about that, and you think about the sacrifices that have been made by all walks of life –­ white people, black people, everyone coming together as Americans to progress this country –­ I want to see that same progress over the next five generations for my posterity and my 16-month-old baby girl and everyone's children as well," he remarked. Texas Republican...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans are proposing changes to police procedures and accountability with an enhanced use-of-force database, restrictions on chokeholds and new commissions to study law enforcement and race, according to a draft obtained by The Associated Press. The JUSTICE Act — Just and Unifying Solutions To Invigorate Communities Everywhere Act of 2020 — is the most ambitious GOP policing proposal in years, a direct response to the massive public protests over the death of George Floyd and other black Americans. The package is set to be introduced Wednesday by Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, the GOP’s lone black Republican, and a task force of GOP senators assembled by Republican leadership. The 106-page bill is not as sweeping as a Democratic proposal, which is set for a House vote next week, but it shows how swiftly the national debate has been transformed as Republicans embrace a new priority...
    The MLBPA made a counter-proposal to the league on Sunday in a bid to save the 2020 season, details of which include a 114-game season, full prorated pay and a $100 million advance to the players for showing up to spring training, The Post’s Joel Sherman reported. The two sides have been engaged in shaky negotiations to begin the season in July, and players left last week’s meeting largely disappointed after the league proposed a pay cut scale to help make up for the money lost to coronavirus. Under the union’s proposal, the players’ $100 million total advance for attending spring training would be non-refundable if the season was canceled. The players would also receive $100 million in salary deferrals (with interest) if the postseason is not played. Individual players would also have the right to opt out of playing all together due to the coronavirus. The season would run...
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