LA 2024 Olympics bid team tries to soothe nerves over Trump

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Bernard Lapasset said a Paris 2024 Olympics would “see sport as a driver of positive change”.Los Angeles and Paris are seen as the favorites to host the 2024 games.Los Angeles has the games twice before, in 1932 and 1984.Paris hosted the Olympics 100 years before, in 1924.Budapest has never previously hosted.The International Olympic Committee will make its final decision next September.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next We are young FILE – In this Aug. 20, 2016, file photo, United States’ Allyson Felix celebrates after winning the gold medal in the women’s 4×400-meter relay final during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. With 10 months before the vote in the race for the 2024 Summer Games, bid leaders from Los Angeles, Paris and Budapest, Hungary, have traveled to Doha, Monday Nov. 14, 2016, to pitch their case to the general assembly of the Association of National Olympic Committees. The Los Angeles bid team selected sprint star Allyson Felix, a Los Angeles-born African-American athlete who has won six Olympic gold medals and three silvers _ as one of its key speakers for the presentation. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)Six-time Olympic champion Allyson Felix led the Los Angeles 2024 bid delegation in seeking to calm the fears of the “Olympic family” following the election of Donald Trump as president.The American city, alongside rivals Paris and Budapest, unveiled for the first time details of their bids to host the Summer Olympics in eight years’ time to the Association of National Olympic Committees’ General Assembly being held in Qatar.ADVERTISEMENT Mayweather abhors being compared to Conor McGregor EDITORS’ PICK 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND And although Felix nor LA mayor Eric Garcetti mentioned the president-elect by name, they addressed concerns delegates might have about a US Olympics bid following comments made by Trump during the presidential election.Felix told delegates that America needed the Olympics “now more than ever”.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agent“We have just finished our presidential election and some of you may question America’s commitment to its founding principals,” said Felix.“I have one message to you — please don’t doubt us.” PH among economies most vulnerable to virus “An America that remains actively engaged in the world.“An America that is outward looking, ready to play its role alongside the competing nations to address our world’s most pressing challenges.”Each city gave a 30-minute presentation on their 2024 bid to some 1,000 delegates gathered in Doha.LA went first and was followed by outsider Budapest, which claimed it only needed to build three more arenas to be ready for the games.The chairman of Budapest’s bid, Balazs Furjes, played on the relative small size of the Hungarian capital, claiming a “mid-size global city” should be awarded the Olympics.“We offer something totally different, it’s the right city at the right time,” he said. “A real alternative.Deputy-mayor Alexandra Szalay-Bobrovniczky emphasized the cultural strengths of Budapest’s bid but afterwards refused to be drawn on the issue of Trump, saying that the Hungarians remained confident after their presentation.Sharing the loveLast up was Paris, which included contributions from Tony Estanguet, a three-time Olympic canoe slalom champion and Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo.She emphasized the cultural aspects of the French bid and said: “At Paris 2024, we will swim in the River Seine, we will travel in driver-less vehicles.“We will open our doors and hearts to the world, to share our love of life and love of others. I know, each of you has a unique history with Paris.” Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine In a stirring address Felix, who was born in Los Angeles, also emphasized America’s “diversity” and also mentioned that her ancestors were transported to America against their will.There has been speculation that Trump’s election victory could harm Los Angeles’ chances.His remarks on policy issues during the campaign, especially regarding a potential ban on Muslims going to America and calling illegal Mexican immigrants rapists, are seen by some as being potentially harmful to LA’s bid outside the US.Felix, who won two relay sprint golds in Rio this year, was followed on stage by Garcetti.“My vision of America is a country that is informed by the Olympic vision,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town View commentslast_img read more

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Blue Angels can still soar over Bay Area

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO – An attempt to ban the Blue Angels’ annual aerobatics display over San Francisco during Fleet Week has failed. A Board of Supervisors committee on Monday rejected 2-1 a measure that would have called for a permanent end to the show, which thrills thousands every year but has drawn criticism from anti-war activists and has raised safety questions. Supervisor Chris Daly, who proposed the ban, promised to continue pushing it. Daly noted that 26 crew members have died in incidents since 1946 when the Navy formed the flight demonstration team. In April, a Blue Angel F/A-18 Hornet jet crashed during a performance in Beaufort, S.C., killing the pilot, injuring eight people and damaging several homes. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Think about what would happen if there was a crash in San Francisco,” he said.last_img read more

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TRANSFER SHOCK! Arsenal plotting move for former Stoke star

first_img1 Steven N’Zonzi in action for Sevilla Arsenal are keeping tabs on Sevilla midfielder Steven N’Zonzi.The 27-year-old has been thriving in Spain since leaving Stoke City in July 2015 and he was linked with Leicester City last summer.The Foxes were priced out of a move for the Frenchman and he has continued to impress for Sevilla.Now Arsenal are said to be monitoring N’Zonzi ahead of the upcoming January transfer window.Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has reportedly been impressed by the midfielder and could make a move for him.But Arsenal are likely to face competition from Juventus, who have also expressed an interest.last_img read more

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EXCLUSIVE – Neville urges Everton fans to ‘calm down’ and back Koeman

first_imgEx-Everton skipper Phil Neville has urged fans to put their full support behind Ronald Koeman, despite another defeat on Thursday night.The Merseysiders have endured a woeful start to the season – they are hoverining just two points above the Premier League relegation zone and are sittting bottom of Group E in the Europa League.Calls for Koeman to be sacked are growing louder but Neville, speaking exclusively to Jim White, insisted the Dutchman can turn things around with the backing of the Goodison faithful.He said: “Everton fans are feeling a little bit let down with the performances on the field and rightly so. But I think what the Evertonians need to do is maybe just calm down a litte bit. It will turn.“There is too much quality in the manager and too much quality in terms of what they have spent.“They have slipped up so badly in not replacing Romelu Lukaku. That is the main reason why Everton have started the season so badly.“They have to give Ronald Koeman the support. I think he will turn it round.“The tension and the demands that the fans are putting on the team is making the team nervous, particularly at home. They’re struggling to perform for the supporters at this moment in time.“They haven’t played well enough. I don’t think Ronald Koeman has found a system or a way of playing yet that suits the players.“But they have to turn it around and I think Ronald Koeman is the man to do that. I don’t think for one minute that Everton will sack Ronald Koeman. They will give him time to turn this around.“Bill Kenwright is not the kind of man who will fire a manager after six, seven, eight bad games. They’re a club that like to stand by the manager and I think now is the time that they’ve got to do it.”Everton welcome Arsenal to Goodison this weekend and Neville added: “I think the game on Sunday could be one of those games where the fans have got to go and they’ve got to get behind the team.“They can’t be going to the stadium on Sunday baying for blood, baying for Koeman’s head because Everton won’t get the result.”Neville also gave his thoughts on the incident involving a fan who appeared to attack the Lyon goalkeeper while holding his toddler.last_img read more

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Sam Allardyce set to make £25m striker his first Everton signing

first_img Cenk Tosun is set to join Everton in January 1 Sam Allardyce is ready to make Cenk Tosun his first Everton signing – with a £25m deal for the Besiktas forward close.The German-born Turkey international has enjoyed an impressive season in front of goal, netting 14 times in 26 appearances for club and country.He is keen to move to the Premier League and has been linked with a host of clubs, including Crystal Palace, Newcastle and Tottenham.But Everton made their move for Tosun this week and have agreed a deal with Besiktas worth an initial £20m, with a further £5m in add-ons.Tosun, 26, is understood to have already undergone a medical at the club’s Finch Farm training ground and will officially join the club in January.Manager Allardyce had made signing a striker his priority, with the club having failed to adequately replace Romelu Lukaku in the summer.Everton are unbeaten in six league games since Allardyce was appointed as Ronald Koeman’s successor but have failed to find the net in their past two matches.last_img read more

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Aston Villa continue summer spending spree as tenth deal confirmed

first_img Luiz never made a competitive appearance for Manchester City REVEALED targets LIVING THE DREAM moving on Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? three-way race Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Villa have signed ten new players since winning the Championship play-off final in May, taking their summer spending to more than £100million. Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father 1 Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January LATEST center_img The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing “Aston Villa is delighted to announce the signing of Douglas Luiz subject to a work permit,” the club said on their official website.Luiz, 21, joined City from hometown club Vasco da Gama in 2017, but he never featured for Pep Guardiola’s side and spent the last two seasons on loan at Spanish side Girona.Villa boss Dean Smith added: “Douglas is an extremely talented young player with an outstanding pedigree, who I am sure will fit nicely into our style and system of play.”Luiz played a key role as Brazil Under-21s won the Toulon Tournament last month and was named player of the tournament. TOP WORK LATEST TRANSFER NEWS Aston Villa have made their tenth signing this summer as Brazilian midfielder Douglas Luiz has joined from Manchester City.The Villans, who won promotion back to the Premier League last season, have landed Luiz for an undisclosed fee. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti targets getty Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Aston Villa warned of ‘doing a Fulham’ by ex-Premier League managerWhen does the Premier League transfer window close?last_img read more

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Maine Defines “Marijuana Product” for Retail

first_imgMaine added the the term “marijuana product” to its retail marijuana laws and updated the meaning of the term “retail marijuana product”.The Maine Legislature passed the amending bill on August 2, 2017, in an emergency override of Maine Gov. Paul LePage’s veto.New Tax Definitions for Marijuana Products“Marijuana product” means concentrated marijuana or a product made of marijuana and other ingredients when the product is made to be used by consumers. A “marijuana product” includes:an edible marijuana product,a marijuana ointment, anda marijuana tincture.A “retail marijuana product” includes a “marijuana product” that is distributed or sold by a properly licensed establishment or social club.10% Tax on Marijuana in MaineAs of February 1, 2018, Maine will require sellers to add a 10% tax to retail sales of marijuana.L.D. 1641 (H.P. 1132), Laws 2017, effective August 2, 2017Login 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.last_img read more

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Command Web adding jobs in Jeff City

first_imgA Jefferson City employer is adding some jobs.Command Web, the plant that prints paperbacks for Scholastic, is expanding, says Missy Bonnot.“They are starting already, hiring about 50 employees, and [also] brought in some new equipment [to] start a 50 million dollar project.”The JC Chamber’s Bonnot says Command Web prints about 200 million books a year. They’re in the process of adding new presses and book-binding equipment, along with additional staff.last_img

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20 Common Things to Include in a Budget

first_img Post navigation If you’re making a budget, congrats! For many people, having more money seriously adds to their freedom — and budgeting is a great way of giving yourself as much financial freedom as possible in the future, as well as improving your financial situation in the present.You’ve probably practiced budgeting for groceries, rent and other housing costs, as well as other “big” expenses when you’re making a budget (it’s a good idea to abide by the 50/20/30 budgeting rule or personal finances), but there are plenty of other small budget items that are all-too-easy to forget about. Here are 20 common things to include in a budget:RentGroceriesDaily IncidentalsIrregular Expenses and Emergency FundHousehold MaintenanceWork Wardrobe and UpkeepSubscriptionsGuestsTravel ExpensesMembershipsPrescriptionsPet CareBank Account FeesParkingCar RegistrationEntertainmentBirthdaysHoliday GiftsCharitable ContributionsLabor Union DuesSome of these 20 budget items might not apply to you, but they are all things that are frequently overlooked by those who are budgeting.1. RentThe first and biggest fixed expense to consider is your rent or mortgage payment. It’s such a big item, it might even be easy to forget! But be sure that you are allocating a portion of your monthly income to paying rent and other associated living expenses, like water, electricity, and heating or air conditioning. 2. Food and GroceriesFood can be a pretty big expense if you don’t budget wisely. If you’ve moved out and have a new job, you might get carried away going to new restaurants and ordering appetizers, dinner, and drinks on a regular basis. Don’t fall into this temptation; instead, add food costs to your budget, and set aside a fixed amount for eating out. The majority of your budget should be put toward groceries, which will save you money long-term.3. Daily IncidentalsIt might not seem like you’re spending a lot of money on your daily latte from your favorite cafe, or a drink after work. But these costs can add up substantially over the course of a year. You should try and total these costs and include them in your budget.4. Irregular Expenses and Emergency FundIt’s difficult to budget for one-off expenses because you won’t know about them in advance, but you should always have some money set aside for them. If you learn about an impending expense (like a wedding) you won’t be caught off guard. Irregular expenses can sometimes shred your monthly budget, so try and set aside money for them even if it’s only a one-time thing.5. Household MaintenanceHousehold maintenance is an inevitable living expense. If you hire cleaners to clean your apartment once a month, or take your car to the carwash, be sure to include these costs in your budget. Household cleaners, repairs or replacement for damaged appliances, and furniture cleaning can all be expensive as well, and you should remember to budget for these.6. Work Wardrobe and UpkeepDoes your workplace require that you wear a suit and nice shoes? Then budget for the cost of replacement items as they wear out and also budget for the cost of dry cleaning and shoe repair. A solid work wardrobe may essential if you’re going to continue making a good income.7. Subscriptions & DataSubscriptions to music services, streaming services, and online publications are frequently overlooked in household budgets, so be sure to include them if you have them. Remember that you should also budget your phone and data usage to make sure your plan isn’t too expensive for your means.8. GuestsDo you have family or friends that visit you each summer or for the holidays? If so, then you’re probably going to spend extra money on groceries, laundry, and transportation when they visit, not to mention your “showing friends around town” expenses. The best way to account for this budget item is to put a small amount of money away each month, even during the months where you’re not going to have any visitors.9. Travel ExpensesThe opposite of the last item, you’ll want to budget your trip whenever you travel out of town to visit family or friends. How much you choose to budget for depends on how you’ll be traveling, where, and how far. Figure out where you’ll be traveling and determine what the gasoline/train/flight costs will be, and also be sure to budget for lodgings and food.Vacationing is a whole different story. Typically, long vacations require their own distinct budget because there are so many costs associated with longer trips.10. MembershipsYou might have to pay monthly fees if you’re a member of a gym or yoga studio. Definitely include these budget items in your budget. If you’re a gym member, be sure you keep track of how often you actually go to the gym. It’s so easy to sign up for a monthly gym membership and wind up not going for a long period of time. Memberships can be pretty expensive, so make sure you make a habit out of going so it’ll be worth the expense (plus, your body will thank you for it).11. Prescriptions and MedicineIt’s difficult to predict prescription costs because you never know when an illness is going to strike, but you should include over-the-counter medications on your budget. Common budget items medicines include Tylenol, Advil, Tums, and Claritin.12. Pet CareOur furry friends bring so much joy to our lives, but they can also take quite a bit out of our budget. Be sure to plan for veterinary costs, like vaccinations and checkups, as well as monthly costs like grooming and pet food.13. Bank Account FeesBanks occasionally charge fees for their services, including low balances, transfers, account maintenance, and overdrafts. Include these costs in your budget. You can use these budget items to determine where your finances are going awry every month.You might also consider switching from a corporate bank to a credit union. Credit unions usually have much lower rates and fees than large banks.14. ParkingParking is another expense that’s easy to forget about, but it can add up in huge increments over time. If you’re commuting to work in an urban area, chances are you’re going to have to pay for parking now and then, or perhaps you’ve signed up for a monthly parking plan at your job or at a parking structure. Include these expenses in your budget, and leave additional room for when you’re going to pay for parking when you visit an amusement park or when you’re traveling.15. Car RegistrationMost people budget for gasoline costs, but people often forget to budget for car registration costs. In some states, like California, car registration can be fairly expensive, so you’ll want to account for it in your budget so you won’t be surprised when you get that notice in the mail that your current registration is about to expire.16. EntertainmentWho says that you can’t budget for fun things, too? You should budget for any and all expenses that pertain to “having fun,” whether that’s going out clubbing, going to the movies, or attending concerts.It’s difficult to budget for entertainment because you might never know when you’re going to be doing something fun (some people prefer to be very spontaneous with their entertainment activities). When you’ve itemized all your living spaces, determine how much money you have left over and set aside a decent portion of it for entertainment purposes. Even if you don’t use your entire entertainment budget each month, you’ll be able to put the extra cash away in savings or roll it over to the next month.Don’t be afraid to give yourself more than a few bucks for entertainment! Saving money is no fun if you’re always stuck at home. And always remember that the more you cut back in other areas, the more you’ll be able to allocate to your entertainment budget.17. BirthdaysBudget for birthdays! Even if you prefer your birthday to be low-key, you might want to dish out some money on a cake or a nice bottle of wine, and you should always keep some money in the budget for friends’ birthdays. If you have children, you’ll definitely want to budget to throw birthday parties. (You can use any leftover for savings, or  create a back to school budget!)18. Holiday GiftsThe holidays can be taxing because of the huge financial strain that gift-giving has. But you can make the holidays a whole lot easier on yourself and your finances if you practice holiday season budgeting. Estimate how much you typically spend on gifts around the holidays, and then divide by 12: that’s how much money you’ll want to put away each month.Here’s a pro tip for you: oftentimes, memories are far more worth the expense than a gift is. If you don’t have young children, you might consider taking your family on a short vacation rather than spending an exorbitant amount of money on gifts. You could spend a huge deal less, you’ll cut down on all the time you spend holiday shopping, and you’ll create memories with your family that are far more valuable than material goods.19. Charitable ContributionsA donation to a favorite charity is a worthy expense, and it’s an item that you should definitely include when you’re planning out your budget if you’re altruistically inclined. Make a list of your favorite charitable or religious organizations you may want to donate to on a monthly or annual basis. You might also want to leave room for “unexpected charitable causes,” such as fundraisers for injury-stricken people.20. Labor Union DuesYou might not pay much attention to this budget item if your dues come out of your wages, but if they don’t, you’ll definitely need to include them on your budget. You can either include them as an additional expense, or you can generally subtract them from your income. Whether you include all of these items in your budget or only a few of them, you’re bound to ease your money stress and improve your finances when you begin budgeting and tracking your spending.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) RelatedHow to Plan a Budget in Under an HourNovember 19, 2018In “Budgeting”How to Budget for Living on Your Own for the First TimeJune 15, 2016In “Budgeting”18 Budgeting Tips to Make Money Management EasyFebruary 6, 2019In “Budgeting” last_img read more

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