5-Year Eligibility Limitation Waiver for Tangible Property Regs Extended One Year (Notice 2017-6)

first_imgThe IRS has extended for an additional year the waiver of the 5-year eligibility limitation on making automatic accounting method changes to comply with the tangible property regulations (“repair regulations”) generally provided in Reg. §1.263(a)-1, Reg. §1,263(a)-2, and Reg. §1.263(a)-3) (T.D. 9636 (September 19, 2013)) and certain related final MACRS regulations (T.D. 9689 (August 14, 2014)). As extended, the 5-year eligibility limitation will not apply to changes made for tax years beginning before January 1, 2017.Comment: The 5-year eligibility limitation, which is provided in Section 5.01(1)(f) of Rev. Proc. 2015-13, I.R.B. 2015-5, 419, prohibits a taxpayer from filing a change in accounting method for an item using the automatic consent procedures if the taxpayer made or requested an accounting method change for the same item during any of the five tax years ending with the year of change. If the 5-year eligibility limitation prevents a taxpayer from using the automatic procedure, the taxpayer must file using the nonautomatic procedures described in Rev. Proc. 2015-13. The nonautomatic procedures require actual IRS consent to make the change and the payment of a significant filing fee which is not charged for automatic changes.In the case of the tangible property regulations and related MACRS regulations, the eligibility limitation was temporarily waived and did not apply to changes filed in tax years beginning before January 1, 2016. The one year extension to tax years beginning before January 1, 2017, applies to the following automatic accounting method changes allowed by Rev. Proc. 2016-29, I.R.B. 2016-21, 880:(1) Section 11.08, relating to changes in methods of accounting for tangible property under the final tangible property repair regulations of T.D. 9636 (September 19, 2013).(2) Section 6.14, relating to a change from a permissible to another permissible method of accounting for depreciation of MACRS property under Reg. §1.168(i)-1 (relating to general asset accounts), Reg. §1.168(i)-7 (relating to item accounts), and Reg. §1.168(i)-8 (relating to dispositions), as applicable;(3) Section 6.15, relating to a change in method of accounting for dispositions of a building or structural component under Reg. §1.168(i)-8;(4) Section 6.16, relating to a change in method of accounting for dispositions of tangible depreciable assets (other than a building or its structural components) under Reg. §1.168(i)-8; and(5) Section 6.17, relating to a change in method of accounting for dispositions of tangible depreciable assets in a general asset account under Reg. §1.168(i)-1.The waiver also applies for purposes of the concurrent automatic changes that are specifically referenced in the preceding sections of Rev. Proc. 2016-29.The eligibility rule of Section 5.01(1)(d) of Rev. Proc. 2015-13 is also waived an additional year for Section 11.08 method changes made for tax years beginning before January 1, 2017, to comply with the final tangible property regulations. The Section 5.01(1)(d) eligibility rule prevents a taxpayer from making automatic accounting method changes in its final tax year of business.A taxpayer who filed a Form 3115 before December 20, 2016, to make any of these changes under the advance consent procedure may choose to make the change under the automatic change procedures if the request is still pending with the national office on December 20, 2016, and the taxpayer converts to the automatic procedures before the later of January 19, 2017, or the date the IRS national office rules on the advance consent request. Specific requirements for making the conversion to the automatic consent procedure are provided.Rev. Proc. 2016-29, I.R.B. 2016-21, 880, is modified, effective December 20, 2016.Notice 2017-6, 2017FED ¶46,204Other References:Code Sec. 162CCH Reference – 2016FED ¶8610.143Code Sec. 168CCH Reference – 2016FED ¶11,279.18CCH Reference – 2016FED ¶11,279.337CCH Reference – 2016FED ¶11,279.70Code Sec. 263CCH Reference – 2016FED ¶13,709.105Code Sec. 446CCH Reference – 2016FED ¶20,620.285Tax Research ConsultantCCH Reference – TRC ACCTNG: 21,302.10CCH Reference – TRC BUSEXP: 9,099CCH Reference – TRC DEPR: 15,304.28last_img read more

Enterprise testimonials: Reduce Power Consumption with Intel vPro Technology

first_imgTo learn more about Intel’s presence at Symantec ManageFusion 2009, go to: http://www.intel.com/go/managefusion/ While at Symantec ManageFusion 2009, we had a chance to talk to IT executives and managers from Disney International, Fox Interactive Media, Las Vegas Sands Corporation and McCormick Spice Company and industry analysts from IDC, Enterprise Management Associates and Ptak, Noel & Associates LLC about Intel vPro technology and industry trends.  In the video below, they discuss the impact of Intel vPro technology on power consumption reduction and energy cost reduction.last_img read more

IPL betting case: ED arrests mastermind of Rs 10,000-crore racket

first_imgThe ED officials also arrested his associate and Mumbai-based builder Anil Singhania on FridayIn what appears to be the “biggest catch” in Enforcement Directorate’s month-long drive against betting syndicates related to the Indian Premier League (IPL) matches, a bookie named Mukesh Sharma was arrested on Friday.Sharma was buying login IDs and passwords from the British website betfair.com and selling it for a premium to Indian bookies. It is through these accounts that bets were being placed.He was operating alongside another bookie named Sukhminder Sodhi and has been labeled as the mastermind of the betting racket that is worth more than Rs 10,000 crore. The arrest came after ED launched a series of searches in multiple cities including Delhi, Mumbai and Jaipur in connection with its hawala and money laundering probe against the betting syndicates.The ED official described Mukesh Sharma’s arrest as “one of the biggest catches so far by any agency.”The officials also searched the residence of another bookie named Sibbu in Jaipur. The team recovered jewellery and money from the residence of the bookie – who’s also involved in hawala racket based out of Dubai and Pakistan.Another arrest came from Mumbai where the city-based builder Anil Singhania was taken into custody and later sent for interrogation. The ED is now in pursuit of Sukhminder Sodhi who is believed to be in UAE.Sources said the action has been mounted on suspects who acted as bookies during the recent IPL matches held in the country. The probe is being handled by the ED’s Ahmedabad office which is investigating the case for hawala and money laundering charges. A team of over 30 officials are part of search teams, the sources said.advertisementThe searches, earlier this month, were largely in the national capital and its adjoining areas and two Delhi-based alleged bookies were arrested. Over Rs.26 lakh was seized then apart from a cache of computer peripherals, mobiles and hard drives, the sources said.In March this year, the Ahmedabad office of the agency had claimed to have busted the alleged betting racket and arrested some bookies from a farmhouse on the outskirts of Vadodara city in Gujarat.Later, the probe agency arrested 13 others in connection with this illegal activity from Gujarat. The same office registered a money laundering case against two prime suspects and a few others in connection with the alleged racket suspected to be between Rs.1,000-Rs.4,000 crore.The accused had been earlier charged under Section 418 (cheating), Section 419 (punishment for cheating), Section 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), Section 467 (forgery of valuable security), Section 471 (using forged document as genuine) along with Section 120 (b) (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code by the agency.last_img read more

Man bites iPhone battery to check its quality, it explodes in his face

first_imgIf you want to check the authenticity of your phone’s battery, don’t do it by biting it. The results could be even worse than what you may suffer after biting into the delectable-looking Tide Pods. This is what we learn from the experience of a man in China, who tried to check the authenticity of an iPhone battery by taking a bite out of it. The battery, which is all lithium ion, exploded in his face. The whole incident was captured on a video, which then went viral, possibly as a warning to all those who may have been thinking of sinking their teeth in a phone.The incident happened on Friday. The video doesn’t give the detail of where it happened, but after it went viral Chinese tech blogs wrote about it. In the video we see that a man walks up to an electronics store, apparently to buy a battery for his iPhone. Once he gets the battery, he tries to check its authenticity by biting into it. The battery explodes in his face and he quickly throws it away.So why would someone bite into a phone battery? Although there is manual anywhere in the world that suggests people should bite into the phone batteries to check their authenticity, it is true that sometime people bite into things to check for the quality. For example, you must have seen people biting into gold coins. The biting doesn’t real reveal the quality of the gold but either due to habit, or due to some folklore, people do bite into precious objects and gold coins.advertisementPeople also bite into the sports medals they get, for example you must have seen Olympians biting into their gold, silver and bronze medals. But that is for posturing, for press photographers.ALSO READ: Apple may discontinue iPhone X within a year of launch, says analystHowever, when it comes to phone batteries, you should not bite into them even for posturing. The batteries are made of chemicals that can seriously harm you. They are packed with charged lithium ion. Even if they don’t explode or burn when put under some pressure — this is why they carry the warning that you should not try to destroy them with a hammer or something — the chemicals in batteries may harm your skin, throat and mouth if you try to take bite out of them.last_img read more

Hyundai teases 2019 Santa Fe SUV

first_imgHyundai has teased the latest iteration of its upcoming flagship SUV, 2019 Santa Fe. The Korean carmaker is all set to unveil the new model in its production spec at the upcoming Geneva Motor show.Spy shots have suggested that the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV’s design is a clear departure from the earlier model with the upcoming SUV now sporting a Kona-inspired design from the front fascia.The upcoming Sante Fe gets a larger grille which is now common to newer Hyundai models. The headlights have been divided into two different sections, with the top ones likely to house LED daytime running lights, while the bottom section will consist another set of lights.On the sides, the Santa Fe is slated to get strong character lines running across its length, bigger wheel arches, and a lot of chrome, for the shiny look.On the rear, the SUV is most likely to feature horizontal tail lamps with LED inserts.The Santa Fe is slated to get petrol and diesel variants, with 5- and 7-seater configurations. Hyundai has not yet confirmed an India launch, yet.last_img read more

SUSPECT CAPTURED AFTER HIT & RUN IN STOLEN S-U-V

first_imgSIOUX CITY POLICE HAVE ARRESTED A SUSPECT WHO IS FACING CHARGES INVOLVING THE PURSUIT OF A STOLEN VEHICLE THAT EVENTUALLY WENT UP IN FLAMES IN LEEDS FRIDAY MORNING.POLICE SAY 36 YEAR OLD ERIC BISHOP, A TRANSIENT, IS CHARGED WITH SECOND DEGREE THEFT AND ELUDING.INVESTIGATORS SAY THE STOLEN S-U-V STRUCK THREE OTHER VEHICLES IN THE 400 BLOCK OF FLOYD BOULEVARD.OFFICERS BEGAN A PURSUIT NORTH ON FLOYD INTO LEEDS WHERE THE DRIVER CRASHED THROUGH SEVERAL FENCES BEFORE ENDING UP IN A FIELD IN THE 4500 BLOCK OF NORTH RUSTIN.THE VEHICLE STARTED ON FIRE AND ITS TWO OCCUPANTS FLED ON FOOT.BISHOP WAS CAPTURED BUT THE SECOND SUSPECT IS STILL AT LARGE.THE INVESTIGATION OF THE INCIDENT IS CONTINUING.PHOTO COURTESY KMEG/KPTHlast_img read more

Albertas Notley announces candidacy slams Kenney in speech to NDP members

first_imgEDMONTON – Rachel Notley has made it official, announcing she will run again in the next election, touting her government’s record while slamming opponent Jason Kenney as a self-serving policy huckster.“I’m am not done fighting because we have only just begun!” said Notley to a standing ovation in her keynote address Sunday to party faithful.“My name is Rachel Notley, and I am running again to be your premier!”It was one of 15 standing ovations as Notley spoke Sunday to 1,200 delegates on the final day of the Alberta NDP’s last convention before an expected spring election.Delegates waved orange placards saying “Fighting for Alberta” and chanted “Rachel, Rachel” and “Four More Years.”To cheers, Notley cited the changes her government has imposed, from the climate plan, to economic diversification initiatives, labour law changes, a higher minimum wage, and increases to core services in health, education and social services.She noted the Calgary Cancer Centre is under construction and there are new schools and roads.That has come with a hefty price tag. Notley’s government has racked up steep multibillion-dollar deficits throughout its term to pay for capital projects and day-to-day spending.This year’s budget deficit is expected to be $7.8 billion and the debt by the end of the 2018-19 fiscal year is projected to be just under $53 billion, rising to a projected $96 billion by 2024.Notley also addressed the problems affecting Alberta’s bedrock petrochemical industry, which has been struggling with deep price reductions on oil due mainly to pipeline bottlenecks, forcing Alberta producers to sell only to the U.S. market at a deep discount.Notley’s government is waiting for work to resume on the Trans Mountain pipeline to the B.C. coast, but said they are also working on the value-added side of the equation, processing more oil in Alberta rather than shipping raw product elsewhere for upgrading.She cited the new Inter Pipeline petrochemical plant recently underway north of Edmonton.“Over the life of its production, this project will support more than 13,000 jobs and generate hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue,” she said.“And there’s another plant with a final investment decision coming in a matter of weeks. That plant will create even more jobs — thousands more.”She said details of a new major energy diversification effort will be announced in the coming weeks.The premier chided past Progressive Conservative governments for not building on energy diversification efforts launched by former PC premier Peter Lougheed in the 1970s.“The old government sat around and dithered while Louisiana and Texas ate our lunch,” said Notley.“The time has come for Albertans to seize the initiative, to take more control of our own economic destiny and to supercharge energy upgrading here in Alberta.”The premier also took aim at Kenney and his United Conservatives who have been leading in popular opinion polls.Notley cited a letter that surfaced last week from the Motor Dealers’ Association of Alberta stating that Kenney, in a fundraising pitch, promised to make legislative changes to benefit car dealers.“(Kenney) got caught promising to gut promotions for the family buying a minivan, in order to help fill the pockets of a few car lot owners,” said Notley.“I say a few owners, because the fact is we have heard from many others in that industry who think his plan is disgusting. And it is!” said Notley to applause.“Now, Mr. Kenney insists, over and over and over again, that he’s not for sale.“But it sure does sound like he’s willing to work out one heck of a lease!”Kenney has denied selling policy for funding and the Motor Dealers’ association has said the letter was misleading and Kenney has not promised anything.But Notley, citing the UCP’s plan to freeze or impose cuts to spending to balance the books while rolling back many of her government’s policies, said the UCP should come with a health warning.“Beware,” said Notley. “This product will privatize your health care, cut your kids’ education, roll back your rights, and hand a big fat tax cut to the top one per cent. It will hurt you. For more information, call Jason Kenney.”UCP House Leader Jason Nixon, at the convention, told reporters that Kenney has been clear any budget reductions will not be done at the expense of frontline service in key areas.He said Notley’s speech and the attacks on the UCP at the convention smack of a desperate party.“Clearly Jason Kenney is living in the NDPs’ minds rent-free,” said Nixon.“(It) shows that the NDP are scared right now and fearful for their campaign upcoming and their chances.”last_img read more

SecretaryGeneral and General Assembly President call for rejection of extremism

17 March 2010Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today appealed for a rejection of extremism, underscoring that the international grouping of over 100 countries known as the Non-Aligned Movement, or NAM, has an invaluable role to play in promoting greater understanding. “We need to counter those who polarize and distort, or who humiliate and manipulate for electoral aims,” Mr. Ban said in a video message to the Special Non-Aligned Movement Ministerial Meeting on Interfaith Dialogue for Peace and Development in Manila, Philippines.“We have had enough of mutual suspicion and fear,” he added.To that end, NAM, with its “wonderfully diverse” membership of 118 nations, the Secretary-General said, can help to foster greater understanding, “which can be a foundation for a better future and a world of peaceful coexistence.”He also appealed in his message for the organization’s support for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, launched in 2005 to help overcome prejudices between nations, cultures and religions.“Peace, development and human rights all depend on mutual understanding and respect,” he emphasized.Also attending the gathering, General Assembly President Ali Treki told participants that dialogue must be carried out at the national, regional and international levels to ensure that people can practise their religions and beliefs, free from discrimination. “We must not tolerate attacks on religions and beliefs or on their symbols, and must ensure that freedom of expression is not invoked in order to show contempt for religions,” he said. The international community, Dr. Treki said, cannot be “hampered by an artificial clash that pits the followers of different religions against one another on the basis of their convictions.” Developing nations are up against many challenges, including the global and economic crisis, climate change and natural disasters, and development is closely tied with tolerance and the wiping out of radicalism and extremism, he pointed out. The Assembly President also informed the meeting that he will hold a high-level debate in New York in May on dialogue among civilizations to examine how such talks can resolve long-standing conflicts. He arrived in Manila for a five-day visit from Seoul, where he held talks with top officials in the Republic of Korea (ROK), including President Lee Myung-bak, Foreign Minister Yu Myung-hwan and National Assembly Speaker Kim Hyung-O. read more

Sudan UN civilian protection officials voice alarm over violence in Abyei

The Secretary-General’s Special Advisers on the Prevention of Genocide and the Responsibility to Protect, Francis Deng and Edward Luck, said in a joint statement that there are reports that the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and allied fighters of the Popular Defense Forces, as well as the Sudan People’s Liberation Army of the southern Government, have deployed forces in Abyei.The Missireya Arabs, a nomadic herder community, are pitted against members of the Ngok-Dinka ethnic group in a conflict exacerbated by the controversy over a referendum that would give residents of Abyei a chance to decide whether to remain part of the north or join the south, which voted in January to secede.The inhabitants of Abyei were due to hold a separate referendum simultaneously with the rest of Southern Sudan in January, but attempts to create a referendum commission remain deadlocked, amid feuds between communities in the area over the right to vote.“Given the perception that the SAF supports the Missireya Arabs and the SPLA supports the Ngok-Dinka, a standoff between the two armies is very dangerous,” said Mr. Deng and Mr. Luck, adding that the animosity “could easily trigger further ethnic-based violence in Abyei.”“We urge both parties to refrain from any actions that could put the lives of civilians in danger and risk a return to full scale hostilities,” they said.According to the Abyei Protocol of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) that ended the war between the North and the South in 2005, the Ngok-Dinka are dual citizens of the North and the South during the interim period before the referendum in the area.Mr. Deng and Mr. Luck reminded the Government of Sudan and the Government of Southern Sudan of their responsibility to protect all people in Abyei, irrespective of their ethnicity or religion.“The parties have a shared responsibility towards these populations and must protect them. We call on both parties to initiate a thorough and impartial investigation into the recent incidents of violence in Abyei and to hold those responsible accountable in order to discourage further acts of violence, including forced displacement, which is a crime against humanity,” they said.They urged both parties to ensure the free, unhindered and expeditious movement of the peacekeepers and staff of the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) in Abyei to carry out its mandate, which include protecting civilians, internally displaced persons and other vulnerable groups.Meanwhile, the joint UN-African Union peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) today dispatched a human rights team to the South Darfur village of Amar Jadeed to investigate recent allegations of widespread rape.UNAMID also announced that its gender advisors will on Friday begin a series of workshops for community leaders and police officers in South and West Darfur on the impact of sexual and gender-based violence. Participants will also learn the proper procedures for reporting cases of rape and for caring for victims of the crime. 16 March 2011Two United Nations civilian protection officials today voiced grave concern over rising tension in the disputed Sudanese territory of Abyei, where recent clashes between rival communities have claimed the lives of more than 100 people and caused the displacement of at least 20,000 others. read more

Temporary phase in Tamil Nadu says Douglas

Devananda is from the northern town of Jaffna which was badly affected by the 30-year conflict against Tamil Tiger rebels.Originally a Sri Lanka Tamil militant who fought against the Sri Lankan government for an independent Tamil Eelam, he became a pro-government leader and politician and is now heading the EPDP. “If people are under the view that these incidents will affect Indo-Sri Lanka ties, then they are wrong as both governments have maintained strong relations with each other. These incidents will not effect the strong bond between Sri Lanka and India,” he added. However, the Indian External Affairs Ministry reportedly informed the Chennai High Court in 2012 that as a cabinet minister of Sri Lanka, Devananda enjoys diplomatic immunity. Cabinet Minister and leader of the Eelam People’s Democratic Party (EPDP) Douglas Devananda says Sri Lanka’s overall ties with India has not been affected by the recent violent incidents in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu.Devananda told Xinhua that the incidents in Tamil Nadu, were just a temporary phase which will soon die down. Devananda has been wanted in Tamil Nadu over an alleged murder charge against him with an arrest warrant issued against him by a Chennai High court.The warrant, which is without bail, was issued in 1990, for his alleged part in a shootout and murder case in Chennai during 1986. He has also been accused of kidnapping a boy in 1988 in Tamil Nadu and in 1989, he was arrested and released later on bail by the Indian police.He was previously unable to fight the warrant, due to the risk of arrest if he were to land in India. During a visit to India in 2012, a writ petition was filed against him seeking to arrest and prosecute him in relation to the previous and pending criminal case. “These incidents are just temporary. Most of the incidents have been caused by certain extremist groups and it is not the overall view of the Tamil Nadu public. This will soon die down,” Devananda said. read more

Social insurance numbers stolen via Heartbleed bug

The Canada Revenue Agency says roughly 900 social insurance numbers were stolen during last week’s Heartbleed bug breach.The CRA says the breach took place during a six-hour period after the security flaw was discovered. It says everyone affected will receive a registered letter and free access to credit protection services.This comes a day after the federal tax agency went back online after blocking public access for five days. The Heartbleed bug is caused by a flaw in open SSL software, which is commonly used on the internet to provide security and privacy. read more

Zimbabwe still no accord on UN donor aid appeal as country faces

Video of press briefing [45mins] With Zimbabwe facing a meltdown and life expectancy cut in half, the United Nations has not yet reached agreement with the country’s Government on an overall international aid appeal for a crisis which has been exacerbated by the authority’s mass urban eviction campaign, the UN chief humanitarian envoy said. “We have not reached agreement with the Government on the text (of an appeal), we have not agreed on how many are affected, how to help them, the role of (non-governmental organizations) NGOs and other operational aspects,” Jan Egeland, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, told a news briefing today in UN headquarters in New York. The complex emergency in Zimbabwe comprises a combination of widespread food insecurity, high unemployment and a 25 per cent HIV/AIDS prevalence rate.Most recently, the Government’s two-month-old Operation Murambatsvina (Restore Order) urban eviction programme, described by senior UN officials as an ongoing violation of human rights, has forced an estimated 650,000 to 700,000 into conditions much worse in many cases than before they were evicted.Mr. Egeland said the world body has been using funding from an earlier appeal to provide some aid to 170,000 and 100,000 people affected by the evictions and, of that number, about 100,000 are getting regular assistance to include food, temporary shelter, water and sanitation. But a much broader programme is still lacking and is sorely needed to address the broader emergency in the country, he added.“The backdrop is a dramatic one in Zimbabwe, one of the most dramatic in the world. Life expectancy has plummeted from around 63 years in the late 1980s and early 1990s to 33.9 years in 2004. This is a meltdown. This is a nearly halving of life expectancy,” Mr. Egeland said. He said talks were continuing with the Zimbabwean Government and in the absence of an agreement, the UN has not been able to get out an appeal to donors. “We made an appeal for $11.9 million in July and we’ve gotten quite a bit of that, but we would like to have a more comprehensive plan to help more people and we need government help for that.” He said most people affected by the eviction have gone back to the countryside to live with relatives, or have been absorbed by rural villages or other urban areas. But many live now out in the open, or in urban shelters, or in the rubble of the demolished homes in which they had lived before being evicted. Central to the problems in the country is an HIV/AIDS prevalence rate, which now stands at about one-quarter of the adult population. Some 3,000 people die from HIV/AIDS per week in Zimbabwe and about 1.3 million children have been orphaned by the pandemic. He also said that although Secretary-General Kofi Annan has been considering a visit to Zimbabwe as a means of focusing more international attention on the crisis, as he did this week in Niger, no decision has been made.“I think we have to make some progress – and I think we will – before he visits,” Mr. Egeland said. read more

Mens Hockey No 6 Ohio State to host No 17 Penn State

Junior forward Sam McCormick (17) celebrates Eugene Fadyeyev’s (21) goal in the first period of game one during Ohio State’s hockey game vs. Michigan State on March 1. Ohio State won 5-1. Credit: Nick Hudak | For The LanternAfter winning the Big Ten regular season and coming off a bye week in the first round, the Ohio State men’s hockey team is ready to play again as they prepare for the first Big Ten Tournament semifinals matchup against Penn State.Following a split series against Michigan State, the Buckeyes (20-9-5, 13-7-4 Big Ten) have seen their USCHO ranking increase from No. 7 up to No. 6. The Nittany Lions (21-14-2, 11-12-1 Big Ten) remain behind in the overall rankings at No. 17 but are ahead in their offensive rankings, topping the nation with 4.59 goals per game, .53 more than any team in the country.The Penn State offense has been its ace in the hole all season, having scored 170 goals this season compared to Ohio State’s 107, which ranks tied for No. 22 in the NCAA. This offense is led by sophomore forwards Alex Limoges and Evan Barratt who are ranked No. 2 and No. 8 respectively in points in the country. Together they have accumulated 90 points this season, with Limoges’ 22 goals leading the team.In the first round of the Big Ten tournament against Wisconsin, it was junior forward Liam Folkes who stepped up for the Nittany Lions. In the three-game series against the Badgers, Folkes scored three points in each game, finishing the series with three goals and six assists, good enough to earn the NCAA Second Star of the Week.Folkes is No. 3 on the team and tied for No. 12 in the NCAA with 41 points this season. Penn State also holds the No. 4 power play in the nation, having scored 32 power-play goals this year on a 26.23 percent success rate.While the Nittany Lions have proven their offense is their strength, they have also proven their defense to be their weak point. Penn State’s defense is one of the worst in the nation, allowing, 3.65 goals per game, good for the fourth-most goals allowed in the NCAA. The Buckeyes, meanwhile, are ranked No. 13 with 2.24 goals allowed per game and have the No. 2 goaltender in save percentage in the nation, sophomore Tommy Nappier.The teams have played four games so far this season, with Ohio State winning three and losing one, outscoring Penn State 18-11 through the season series.The semifinals match between top-seeded Ohio State and No. 4 seed Penn State will be hosted at the Schottenstein Center, and takes place at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. read more

EHF CL TOP 5 GOALS Round 1 Pure magic by Simonet and

Diego Simonethandball goalsTimur Dibirov The VELUX EHF Champions League 2017/2018 began with some good matches and brilliant goals like scored by Montpellier Handball playmaker, Argentinian Diego Simonet and Russian left wing from RK Vardar Skopje, Timur Dibirov.Enjoy the TOP 5 goals of the Round 1 in opinion of EHF TV. ← Previous Story RK PPD Zagreb: Domagoj Pavlovic to miss next two months Next Story → EHF CL TOP 5 saves: Klemen Ferlin RK Gorenje’s hero!

7 things Irish people pretend to hate but really love

first_img1. RTÉNothing on RTÉ is deserving of the licence fee. Absolutely nothing.Not that dose Tubridy, not that shite Fair City, not your wan Miriam, not that moaner Joe Duffy, not that crap Love/Hate.Nothing.Get away out of that, you LOVE it. Source: Shutterstock.com2. People from other nations claiming to be ‘Irish’Listen, if you weren’t born in one of the four provinces, and if you don’t know the difference between a Macaroon and a Kalipso, you’re not Irish, right?We don’t care how many of your great-granddaddies came on the boat from Cobh. Source: Shutterstock.comIf you’re good and famous though, we’ll take you, no problem. Source: ArtObserved/Instagram3. BegrudgeryIt’s a terrible sin to be a begrudger in Ireland.If someone does well for themselves you can’t say anything negative about them or their achievements , lest you be labelled a “typical begrudger”. Source: Photocall IrelandA worse sin though, is doing too well for yourself, getting above your station, or developing notions. Then begrudgery is grand, welcomed even. Source: Photocall Ireland4. Peig SayersPeig Sayers ruined your school years, didn’t she? You hate her and her Blasket-living, Irish-speaking, headscarf-wearing carry on. Source: Ian Moore However, if someone who didn’t “do” Peig for the Leaving starts talking rot about Peig, there will be serious chats to be had. Nobody talks rot about our Peig, except us.5. WasteConsider these scenarios:Scenario number one:You cook up a bit of mince for the dinner. There’s a tiny bit left over and instead of wasting it, you place it in a Tupperware container ‘for lunch’ the next day, so as not to waste it.The next day you fail to eat the mince, and instead purchase a chicken fillet roll.This is repeated for eight days, until you finally throw the mince – Tupperware container and all – into the bin. Source: ImgurScenario number two:You spy a “two for the price of one” offer in the supermarket. You buy two for the price of one, telling yourself “I’ll put one in the freezer for the dinner”, delighted with yourself for not wasting money.You never eat it. You throw it away 6 months later when it becomes stuck to the roof of the freezer and you are forced to do an emergency defrost. Source: katesheets6. BonoIf anyone’s got notions, it’s Bono. Hanging around with the Clintons and the Obamas and the Jolie-Pitts and claiming to have saved the world.Hate him. Source: BonoIsAPox/TumblrHang on though, he’s Irish. AND he’s in U2. AND he’s got the best bit in Do They Know It’s Christmas. AND he knows the Clintons, the Obamas and the Jolie-Pitts.Love him. Source: PA Archive/Press Association Images7. ComplimentsSomeone praises your top/work/attitude/haircut, and you’re all: Source: Shutterstock.comWhen really you’re all: Source: Shutterstock.comAnchorman 2 sings Happy Birthday to Ireland in Dublin>This Irish lad’s Star Wars audition tape is brilliant>last_img read more

Well Leave It There So Suarezs bite injury heartache for Kilkenny star

first_imgAway Source: Tony GutierrezYaya Toure has criticised Man City for not giving him days off to visit his dying brother. US basketball star Lebron James is leaving Miami Heat to become a free agent. NEED TO CATCH up? TheScore.ie brings you a round-up of today’s sports news… Source: Ricardo MazalanWorld CupUruguay advanced to the second round at the expense of Italy, England regained some pride with a draw against Costa Rica and Luis Suarez was alleged to have bitten Giorgio ChielliniGreece take on Ivory Coast and Japan meet Colombia in tonight’s 9pm kick-offs — with the Colombians already through, all other teams still have a chance to qualify.Jordi Alba wasn’t in the best of moods after his side’s final game with Australia — he reportedly threatened to rip a Spanish journalist’s head off. Source: HeilRJ03/YouTubeWhere we were todayOur man in Brazil, Mikey Stafford, reported from his base in Recife.“The city of Recife was built on land reclaimed from the sea by Dutch settlers in the 17th century and became the capital of the short-lived but mind-bogglingly profitable colony of Nieuw Holland.“The state of Pernambuco, rich with coffee and Brazilwood, was always coveted by European settlers and, as the port on the most easterly point of this giant country, Recife expanded to meet the needs of the Dutch.”The fixture listJapan take on Colombia and Greece face Ivory Coast later in Group C of the World Cup this evening.Tomorrow, in the 5pm games, Bosnia play Iran and Nigeria take on Argentina in Group F.Meanwhile, France face Ecuador and Hoduras are up against Switzerland in Group E at 9pm.Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Caroline Wozniacki are all in action on Day 3 of Wimbledon.Showbiz, Baby!Niall Horan has been practising his kicking with Jonny Sexton and Ronan O’Gara. On the recordLiam Brady on Luis Suarez: “I think [Suarez] should get longer than he did back after the [Ivanovic bite]. Then he should be taken to the dentist and have his teeth extracted.”The best thing we sharedOn Lionel Messi’s 27th birthday, here are 50 of his best goals. Source: PA Wire/Press Association ImagesHomeKilkenny’s Richie Power has been ruled out through injury until “at least” the All-Ireland semi-final.Young Ireland under-20 star Peter Robb and four others have been recruited to the Connacht academy. Richie McCaw will miss the Super XV run-in after suffering a broken rib. “Chiellini has a bit of a chip on his shoulder!”Suarez bite raises ‘profound questions about psychological fitness’ says Dunphy>Texas barber turning heads with designs of Ronaldo, Ochoa and World Cup stars>last_img read more

Sergey Brin donates half a million dollars to Wikipedia

first_imgWe’re all used to hearing of über-rich gazillionaires donating to charitable causes like finding cures for diseases and feeding hungry children in Africa. But what about websites? Now you can say that you’ve heard that too, as Google co-founder Sergey Brin has forked over $500,000 to Wikipedia.The donation is actually from Brin’s charity, the Brin Wojcicki Foundation, which he founded with his wife, Anne Wojcicki. Before these big bucks were sent to the Wikimedia Foundation (the nonprofit that runs Wikipedia), the couple had donated to Michael J. Fox’s fund for finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease.Perhaps Brin was touched by all of those “personal appeals” from Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales. The pledge drive, prominently featured at the top of all Wikipedia articles for some time now, starts by stating that Google might have close to a million servers — compared to the mere 679 for Wikipedia. Maybe Brin looked at the nonprofit’s conundrum and decided he wanted to lend a hand from Mountain View.In a way, Google and Wikipedia are like yin and yang. Google’s search engine lets people all over the world find information, while Wikipedia has become an easy, one-stop destination for much of that information. Search Google for a subject, and its Wiki entry is sure to be one of the first results. Likewise, if a Wiki reader wants to know about asparagus, he probably won’t go to wikipedia, search for the topic, and sort through the results — rather he’ll just search Google for “wiki asparagus” and click on the first result.While it’s possible that Brin’s donation came from some Zen-like awareness of the interconnectedness of the two companies, but he most likely just thinks Wikipedia is a cool, useful service. We have all mined the (sometimes) reliable treasure trove of compiled information on the site, and many of us would have no problem sending them a few bucks. It just so happens that if you’re worth $17 billion, “a few bucks” comes out to half a million dollars.last_img read more

AdamTots Presents A Princess For Everyone

first_img AdamTots Presents: One Bowsette to Rule Them AllAdamTots Presents: By Your Powers Combined Stay on target Be sure to follow Adam on his other platforms:Twitter: @moby_dickheadInstagram: @adamtotsTeePublic: @adamtotscenter_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img

Man injured when water pressure tank explodes

first_imgA man’s legs were fractured when his water pressure tank exploded in his garage east of Battle Ground’s city center. His wife reported the injury around 5:30 p.m. at their rural home on Northeast 262nd Avenue. The homeowner was checking his tank, because he thought it had a leak, when it burst, according to Fire District 3 Capt. Drew Simpson. A Life Flight helicopter was put on standby, but was canceled.Medics and firefighters from the Venersborg Station 32 quickly loaded the man into an ambulance for transport to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.Simpson didn’t know the extent or severity of the man’s injuries, beyond that his legs were fractured. The explosion spewed water around the garage, and damaged drawers in the laundry area, Simpson said. He believes it’s very rare for a water pressure tank on a rural well system to explode.last_img read more