Spencer boys basketball one step closer to Cloverbelt East title with win over Owen-Withee

first_imgBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterSPENCER — The beat goes on for the Spencer boys basketball team.Mitch Susa scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Spencer made nine of 14 shots from 3-point range to down Owen-Withee 64-41 in a Cloverbelt Conference East Division game Tuesday night at Spencer High School.The Rockets won their 10th-straight game to improve to 15-1 overall and a perfect 12-0 in the Cloverbelt East. Spencer holds a three-game lead in the conference standings with four games remaining.The game was tight through the first quarter with Spencer taking a 13-12 lead after a late 3-pointer by Bobby Pilz.The Rockets used that momentum to their advantage, scoring the first six points of the second quarter and going on a 16-6 run overall during the first five minutes to open up an 11-point lead.Back-to-back baskets from Susa capped the run. Owen-Withee responded with a pair of free throws before Ryan Busse scored for the Rockets, and Spencer maintained a double-digit lead the rest of the game.“I thought the last couple of games we were sloppy offensively,” Spencer coach Randy Reckner said. “They gave us a lot of pressure with trapping, and we did a great job of handling that.”Spencer held Owen-Withee scoreless for the first 5:19 of the third quarter, pushing the lead to 17 after a Pilz 3-pointer.Owen-Withee (9-8, 7-5 Cloverbelt East) went without a basket over the first 4:25 of the fourth quarter as Spencer kept up its relentless pressure and took the lead to as much as 24. Spencer made nine of 11 free throws in the fourth quarter and was an impressive 17 of 20 for the game.Nate Mercier added 14 points, and Pilz finished with 13 as both made three 3-pointers in the victory.“We knew they would use a 1-2-2 trap, and we prepped for it,” Reckner said. “Bobby, Nate, and Mitch did a really good job handling it on top. I’ve got a lot of experience here, and it’s nice to see them talking on the floor and letting everyone know where everybody is.”Junior Calvin Lenz came off the bench and added 10 points and four rebounds for the Rockets. Lenz has been a key component for Spencer all season.“Calvin is a quarterback, and he knows how to lead the team,” Reckner said. “He talks so well, and everybody on the team knows it and hears him. We had a couple young kids in there, and he had them going to the right spots. He’s playing so well for us, and he’s doing it in a role coming off the bench.”Spencer plays at Neillsville on Thursday. With a victory, the Rockets would clinch at least a share of the Cloverbelt East championship.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Rockets 64, Blackhawks 41Owen-Withee 12 14 7 8 – 41Spencer 13 23 17 11 – 64OWEN-WITHEE (41): Austin Milliren 4-8 0-0 11, A.J. Ovyn 2-5 4-4 8, Kolton Kaduce 3-5 0-0 7, Bryce Niemi 1-5 4-4 7, Will Maki 2-3 1-2 5, Preston Shelton 0-3 3-4 3, John Schmelzer 0-2 0-0 0, Hayden Houts 0-0 0-0 0, Adam Shakal 0-3 0-0 0, Colton Booth 0-0 0-0 0, Joe Stratton 0-0 0-0 0, Marlin Pogodzinski 0-1 0-0 0. FG: 12-35. FT: 12-14. 3-pointers: 5-14 (Milliren 3-4, Kaduce 1-2, Niemi 1-2, Ovyn 0-1, Shelton 0-1, Schmelzer 0-1, Shakal 0-3). Turnovers: 15. Fouls: 17. Fouled out: none. Record: 9-8, 7-5 Cloverbelt Conference East Division.SPENCER (64): Mitch Susa 4-10 6-7 15, Nate Mercier 4-6 3-4 14, Bobby Pilz 5-12 0-1 13, Calvin Lenz 3-7 2-2 10, Ryan Busse 1-2 2-2 4, Noah Zastrow 0-0 2-2 2, Aaron Pankratz 1-1 0-0 2, Miles Weber 0-3 2-2 2, Dakota Andreae 1-2 0-0 2, Jonathan Tomke 0-0 0-0, Jack Burnett 0-0 0-0 0, Jake Meyers 0-0 0-0 0, Jack Bezlyk 0-0 0-0 0. FG: 19-43. FT: 17-20. 3-pointers: 9-14 (Mercier 3-3, Pilz 3-4, Lenz 2-2, Susa 1-5). Rebounds: 31 (Susa 10). Assists: 12 (Lenz 4). Turnovers: 13. Fouls: 13. Fouled out: none. Record: 15-1, 12-0 Cloverbelt Conference East Division.last_img read more

Tigers football falls to Neenah, just misses 3-0 start

first_imgBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD – The Marshfield football team played its best half of the season in the first half of Friday’s Valley Football Association South Division game against Neenah.In the second half, however, the tables turned.Marshfield committed three turnovers on its final four possessions and couldn’t get the ball back from the Rockets in the final 6 minutes on its way to its first loss of the season.Jose Alba-Zielinski caught a 64-yard touchdown pass from Joe Jung with 8:25 to go in the fourth quarter for the go-ahead score as the Rockets pulled out a 27-24 win at Beell Stadium. Both teams are now 2-1 overall and 1-1 in the VFA South.Marshfield led 21-14 at halftime and pushed the lead to 10 after a 33-yard field goal by Zach McManus on its opening drive of the third quarter.A fumbled snap was recovered by Neenah’s Sam Ferron at the Tigers’ 19 and Austin Belot scored on the next play to cut Marshfield’s lead to 24-21 with 1:28 to go in the third quarter.Marshfield punted on its next two possessions and following the second punt, Jung hit Alba-Zielinski on a short pass and the Neenah senior outran the Tigers’ defense for the long touchdown to put the Rockets ahead.Marshfield had its next drive end on an interception and the Rockets were able to convert four first downs – two coming on fourth down – to run out the final 5:59 of the game.“We were in a dog fight again, lose this one by three, and turnovers were an issue,” Marshfield coach Denny Goettl said. “We’ll keep coming together, we’ll keep playing as hard as we can, and keep battling back.”Belot finished with 175 yards rushing on 25 carries and Jung had 211 yards passing and 69 on the ground to lead the Neenah attack.Nick Hoheisel had his third-straight 100-yard rushing game, piling up 137 yards on 28 carries, and he also scored a touchdown for the Tigers. Quarterback Tyson Slade had 148 yards passing and had a dazzling 22-yard touchdown run in the final minute of the first quarter.Slade hit Jon Hardinger on a fade pattern in the right corner of the end zone for a 27-yard touchdown just 1:21 into the game to put the Tigers on top.Alba-Zielinski caught a 45-yard touchdown pass from Jung to tie the game before Slade’s run put the Tigers back on top.Slade scrambled out of the pocket, took off down the left sideline and turned across the field, scoring near the right sideline.Hoheisel’s 6-yard touchdown run gave Marshfield a 21-7 lead with 5:18 left in the first half, but Neenah quickly scored when Alec Elkin had a 61-yard TD catch from Jung.McManus’ field goal capped a nine-play drive to open the second half for the Tigers, but they wouldn’t score again as the turnovers mounted.Goettl said the Tigers are going to find themselves in close games throughout the season, and the first three games are perfect examples.“We know who we are,” Goettl said. “I keep saying ‘dog fight’ and I hope the kids understand now. The last couple of weeks they came out on our end. We’ll battle back and get going. We just have to get healthy again.”Marshfield plays at Oshkosh West next Friday. The game starts at 8:15 p.m. at Titan Stadium and will be broadcast on WDLB-AM 1450 and wdlbwosq.com.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.) Rockets 27, Tigers 24Neenah 7 7 7 6 – 27Marshfield 14 7 3 0 – 24First QuarterM – Jon Hardinger 27 pass from Tyson Slade (Zach McManus kick), 10:39.N – Jose Alba-Zielinski 45 pass from Joe Jung (Chris Keider kick), 8:10.M – Slade 22 run (McManus kick), 0:34.Second QuarterM – Nick Hoheisel 6 run (McManus kick), 5:18.N – Alec Elkin 61 pass from Jung (Keider kick), 2:48.Third QuarterM – McManus 33 field goal, 8:21.N – Austin Belot 19 run (Keider kick), 1:28.Fourth QuarterN – Alba-Zielinski 64 pass from Jung (kick blocked), 8:25.Team StatisticsFirst downs: Neenah 15; Marshfield 15.Rushing (att-yards): Neenah 43-248; Marshfield 37-157.Passing (comp-att-yards-int): Neenah 7-19-211-0; Marshfield 10-19-148-2.Penalties (no.-yards): Neenah 10-87; Marshfield 7-85.Punting (no.-avg.): Neenah 3-39.0; Marshfield 3-38.3.Fumbles (total-lost): Neenah 0-0; Marshfield 2-1.Individual StatisticsRushing: N, Austin Belot 25-175, Joe Jung 16-69, Jose Alba-Zielinski 1-5, No. 36 (no name provided) 1-2. M, Nick Hoheisel 28-137, Tyson Slade 4-14, Braden Bohman 5-6.Passing: N, Jung 7-19-211-0. M, Slade 10-19-148-2.Receiving: N, Alba-Zielinski 3-119, Alec Elkin 2-63, Belot 2-29. M, Bohman 4-74, Jon Hardinger 4-50, Isaac Huettl 1-17, Hoheisel 1-7.Punting: N, Alba-Zielinski 3-38.0. M, Zach McManus 3-37.3.Fumble recovery (defense): N, Sam Ferron.Interceptions (defense): N, Jung, Brandon Diedrich.Records: Neenah 2-1, 1-1 Valley Football Association South; Marshfield 2-1, 1-1 VFA South.last_img read more

Gmail Labs Adds More Features: Makes Working With Labels Easier

first_imgTags:#Google#news#web Google announced a few additions to Gmail Labs today that make using labels a bit easier and expand the functionality of some of the already established features. Google announced Gmail Labs in June and, at that time, introduced 13 experimental features. This new batch of updates consists of 3 new features: custom label colors, label specific keyboard shortcuts, and the ability to change the order of items in the navbar.Custom Label Colors By default, Gmail lets you choose between 24 different colors for your labels. If your favorite color is not part of this default set, you can now pick and choose from a lot more colors for your labels and, in addition, you can also choose the color of the text in the labels.Go To Label Keyboard ShortcutIf you activate the ‘go to label keyboard shortcut’ feature, you can now hit ‘g’ ‘l’ on your keyboard and a little pop-up will show up that lets you type in the label/folder you want to navigate to. This comes with a build-in autocomplete feature, so unless you have an insanely complicated label structure in Gmail, you will only have to type in a few letters to get to your destination. For users who prefer to use keyboard shortcuts, this marks the first time they can just switch between labels without have to resort to using the mouse.Navbar Drag and DropOne minor annoyance of Gmail was that every item in the navbar on the left was always fixed in place. Even if you never used the built-in chat, it was always stuck in the same place. Now, you can rearrange these items on the navbar and move the labels up to the top and the chat feature to the bottom.Nice, But Nothing RevolutionaryIt’s nice to see that Google hasn’t forgotten about the Gmail Labs and keeps adding more features. None of these new experiments are earth-shattering, but for a successful product like Gmail, it’s the little evolutionary additions that matter more than radical design overhauls. For now, our favorite Gmail Labs feature is still Superstars, though we have already made good use of the new drag and drop feature to rearrange our menus. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market frederic lardinoiscenter_img Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

Individual’s Income Reconstructed Using Bank Deposits Method

first_imgAn individual had unreported Schedule C gross receipts for one out of three tax years at issue. He was the sole member of a limited liability company (LLC) that later converted to a corporation. He had signatory authority over these entities’ bank accounts, made deposits into these accounts and used them to defray his personal expenses.Income Reconstructed Using Bank Deposits MethodThe taxpayer failed to maintain any records to establish the amount of gross income. Thus, the IRS used the bank deposits method to reconstruct his income. The IRS also established that his corporation did not have a separate legal existence. It was not formed for a business purpose and it did not carry on a business activity. Therefore, the taxpayer had to include the corporate deposits in his own gross receipts.Deductions DisallowedMoreover, the taxpayer could not deduct certain ordinary and necessary business expenses because he failed to meet the strict substantiation requirements. Specifically, he was not entitled to deductions forautomobile expenses for two tax years, andtravel expenses for one tax year.He failed to provide contemporaneous mileage or travel logs to substantiate the time, place or business purpose of these expenses.In addition, the taxpayer could not deduct home office expenses in excess of amounts the IRS allowed. He failed to produce any records to substantiate his:mortgage interest,real estate taxesutilities, ormanagement fees.Also, the taxpayer could not deduct a commission expense. He failed to substantiate the amount or business purpose of the expense. He also failed to provide a basis to estimate the expense.Accuracy-Related and Delinquency PenaltiesFurther, the taxpayer was liable for an accuracy-related penalty because of his negligence and disregard of rules and regulations. Alternatively, he was liable on the basis of substantial understatements of income tax. The taxpayer’s argument, that his unreported gross receipts should have been reported on a corporate tax as nontaxable equity, was rejected. He failed to establish that he made a reasonable effort to assess his proper tax liabilities.Finally, the taxpayer was liable for additions to tax for two tax years. The taxpayer filed his returns three days after their due dates under extension. He did not provide any explanation for his late filings or establish that the late filing was due to reasonable cause and not willful neglect.D. Imperato, TC Memo. 2018-126, Dec. 61,238(M)Login to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.last_img read more

10 months agoMourinho blamed for delays over Man Utd technical director hire

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Mourinho blamed for delays over Man Utd technical director hireby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJose Mourinho is being blamed for the delays at Manchester United over their intention to appoint a first ever technical director.The Independent says United have no plans to replace Mourinho at present and remain supportive. However, there is growing frustration at United, with one discussion centring on whether Mourinho wants the club to appoint a director of football and what the remit would be.United want to make the appointment, which would be the first in their history, and accept that it is now a necessary role and they are out of step with their rivals.While Mourinho is not believed to be against the idea there is a belief that it will be hard to make an appointment that he will be satisfied with.It may mean that United have to delay their plans until Mourinho leaves – whether that is next summer, or even before then, or when his deal (which he has the option to extend for another 12 months) – expires in 2020.It is even understood that some candidates to be director of football are unsure as to whether they would want to take over at present. last_img read more

Justin Bieber Grants 200 Wishes To Children

first_imgJustin Bieber, over the weekend, became the first recording artist in Make-A-Wish history to grant 200 wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions.He joins only 4 other celebrities to have reached that milestone since Make-A-Wish was founded in 1980.Bieber’s 200th wish occurred during his last stop on the Believe Tour this past Saturday at Atlanta’s Philips Arena when he met 8-year-old Annalysha. Bieber spent time backstage with Annalysha where she received VIP treatment during the concert as part of her wish to meet him.Bieber’s involvement with Make-A-Wish started in 2009 in Los Angeles when he granted his first wish. Since then, he has granted a wish at nearly every tour stop where he visits with wish kids and their families, takes photographs and signs autographs before they attend his concert. The tickets, which provide the wish kids and their families prime seating, are generously purchased by Bieber.In addition to Bieber’s wish granting efforts, he has made significant contributions to the organization. In 2012, he earmarked Make-A-Wish as a charity of choice for his Believe Campaign and donated a portion of proceeds from sales of his Christmas album as well as perfume sales during the holiday season.“Despite his relentless schedule, Justin has been genuinely committed to granting wishes since the very beginning and a strong supporter of Make-A-Wish,” said David Williams, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish America. “Justin understands the impact on a child of a wish-come-true and how it can create positive changes in their outlook, help them feel better, and even influence their health.”In 2011, Make-A-Wish presented Bieber with the Chris Greicius Celebrity Award, one of the most prestigious awards the organization gives out each year. As his popularity continues, Bieber and his team will continue to create smiles and life-changing memories in the months and years to come as there are many more wish kids scheduled to meet him in the future.last_img read more

Indias MeToo comes amid calls for 2013 laws enforcement

first_imgNEW DELHI – Indian actresses and writers are flooding social media with allegations of sexual harassment and assault, releasing pent-up frustration with a law that was lauded internationally but that critics say has done little to change the status quo in the world’s largest democracy.“People using social media to articulate their complaints should be recognized in the context of failure. The system has in effect failed us, has failed women,” T.K. Rajalakshmi, the president of the Indian Women’s Press Corps, said in a panel discussion Thursday in New Delhi.The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act of 2013 holds Indian workplaces liable for sexual harassment, and prescribes a system for investigating and redressing complaints. Employers must create committees that are at least 50 per cent women, presided over by a woman and with one external expert, to process complaints. The law builds on the landmark 1997 Vishakha case, in which India’s Supreme Court held that sexual harassment at work violated a woman’s constitutional right to equality.But nearly five years since the law came into effect, many managers and employees are not aware of it. Those who are rarely implement it fully, in part because of the enormous taboo in India of discussing anything related to sex, said Naina Kapur, the attorney who argued the Vishakha case before the Supreme Court.“Every time I get a call it’s after the event has happened. It’s supposed to be effectively communicated and it hasn’t been,” Kapur said, adding that in India, “as women get more into the marketplace and the workplace, their experience of sex harassment and violence is a growing area of concern but it’s not being heard.”Based on the nonstop TV coverage, alleged victims are making themselves heard on social media, bypassing completely the protocol created by the 2013 law.The social media storm began in September, when former Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta spoke to several Indian TV news channels about her frustration with a fruitless police complaint she filed in 2008 against actor Nana Patekar for alleged sexual harassment on a Mumbai movie set.Dutta said that after Patekar groped her during a dance routine, she fled the set and a mob surrounded her car, smashed the windshield and trapped her inside.Patekar has denied the allegations.Then on Oct. 4, Mumbai comedy group AIB announced it had decided to de-list every video featuring former member Utsav Chakraborty, whom women had taken to social media to condemn for alleged sexual harassment.On Oct. 7, an unnamed former employee at Phantom Films writing in the Huffington Post described allegations she had made in 2015 against one of the company’s partners, director Vikas Bahl, whom she said behaved inappropriately during a trip to Goa.The following day, company partners Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane dissolved Phantom Films. Bahl has filed an intent to sue his former partners for defamation.Also on Oct. 8, journalist Sandhya Menon shared screenshots of her conversation with two women claiming that actor Rajat Kapoor harassed them over the phone.Kapoor apologized on Twitter if he had “slipped and through my actions or words caused pain or hurt.”That same day, former TV producer, director and writer Vinta Nanda said on Facebook and in TV interviews that she was raped 19 years ago by actor Alok Nath.Nath said in a TV interview that he neither denied or agreed with the allegations. “It must have happened, but someone else would have done it,” Nath said.TV actress Sandy Mridul expressed her support for Nanda in a tweet. Fellow TV actress Deepika Amin followed on Twitter: “Everyone in the industry knows that #AlokNath is an obnoxious drunkard who harasses women.”On Oct. 10, actor and heavyweight Bollywood producer Aamir Khan and his wife Kiran Rao put out a statement saying they were “committed to doing any and everything to make our film industry a safe and happy one to work in.” In a tweet, Khan said they were about to begin work with someone who had been accused of sexual misconduct and that the matter was pending in court.Perhaps the most startling development has been the string of accusations against Junior External Affairs Minister M.J. Akbar. In less than a week, at least nine women journalists have accused Akbar of sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour when he was a newspaper editor in Kolkata and Delhi. Neither Akbar nor the ministry has responded.But for India’s burgeoning #MeToo movement to take hold in the broader strata of Indian society, the 2013 sex harassment law must be implemented more broadly, said Sunieta Ojha, a lawyer who regularly conducts workshops on the law.“It requires a complete change of attitude toward women and toward workplace ethics. Employers instead of looking at it as a hassle, they have to see it as an investment. If they start doing that, it starts to have a very positive effect,” she said.Mumbai police on Thursday said they had opened an investigation into Patekar after Dutta filed a fresh complaint, charging him with violating two sections of the Indian Penal Code related to offending a woman’s modesty. If found guilty, the maximum penalty is two years in prison.Dutta said that after the alleged attack in 2008, she also lodged a complaint with Cine and TV Artists Association (CINTAA), an agency now subject to the 2013 law.Dutta’s lawyer, Nitin Satpute, said Dutta decided to speak out again about what allegedly happened to her in 2008 because she hoped the spotlight would help enforce the workplace sex harassment law within CINTAA.“Some are rich, some are poor, but many women are working there, and it will benefit all,” Satpute said.___Associated Press writer Ashok Sharma contributed to this report.last_img read more

Oil industry to return to profitability this year after three years of

first_imgCALGARY, A.B. – Canada’s oil industry is expected to be back in the black this year thanks to higher oil prices and more production after registering three years of losses.But the Conference Board of Canada says the recovery will be modest and ongoing pipeline capacity problems will likely continue to result in Western Canada’s oil production selling for discount prices.Michael Burt, director of industrial economic trends, says the oil industry will register pre-tax profits of about $1.4 billion this year after a string of losses since prices crashed in 2014. He says the profits are partly the result of efficiencies in the use of labour that are expected to continue to limit hiring. The industry is expected to create just 2,150 new jobs over the next five years.Total crude production in Canada is forecast to rise by an average annual rate of 3.4 percent between 2018 and 2022, with most of it coming from the Alberta oilsands.Industry revenues are forecast to increase by about eight percent in 2018.“We’re talking about a shift back to being in the black for industry but margins are still quite thin,” Burt said.“So it’s obviously good news but for the industry it’s not a level of profitability that they would like to see to earn a sufficient return on their capital.”(THE CANADIAN PRESS)last_img read more

Cold Shot Bus Lines is extending services to Fort St John

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – In less than six months after stepping into the breach created by Greyhound’s departure on October 31, Cold Shot Bus Lines is expanding services to Fort St. John.According to Cold Shot President, Sunny Balwaria, the Company will offer a cross-border route to Dawson Creek and Fort St. John, servicing the Peace Country.“We’ve added several new features for Peace Country customers. We have a new cross-border route to Dawson Creek and Fort St. John via Grande Prairie that will take passengers and freight to those points.” Balwaria also says that Cold Shot will be offering shuttle services to important points of interest, such as airports and hospitals.“In addition, we’ve added a stop for Fort St. John passengers at Grande Prairie’s QueenElizabeth II hospital, as well as a shuttle connection to the Edmonton InternationalAirport that enables airline passengers from Fort St. John to go directly to that airport.”Cold Shot is an Alberta-owned transportation company operating since 2005.For more information, you can visit Coldshot.ca.last_img read more

India UNSC reform most important yet stagnating process

first_imgUnited Nations: The reform of the UN Security Council has been the most important and yet stagnating processes of the General Assembly, India said calling for action towards early reform of the UN organ that rightfully accords a “central and leading” role to Africa to ensure the Council reflects the world of today and not of 1945. Addressing a high-level plenary meeting to commemorate the International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace here on Wednesday, Sanjay Rana, Director General of the UN Division Government of India, emphasised that multilateralism is in crisis today, at a time when the world needs it the most. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”Like every crisis, this crisis in multilateralism, presents an opportunity for all of us to reinvigorate our efforts. We should redouble our efforts not only in preserving what we have achieved but also in reinventing it as we move forward,” he said. Rana said the “reform of the peace and security pillar of the UN, i.e, the Security Council has perhaps been the most important and yet stagnating processes of the General Assembly”. The international community must take action towards early reform “so that Africa is given a central and leading role in an internationally formed new order especially in a reformed and expanded Security Council and so that the Council reflects the world of today and not of 1945,” he added. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KRana said this is essential to enable nations to effectively deal with the myriad of new challenges and threats facing the world today but also to do justice to the young generation who will inherit the fruits of our action or inaction. He noted that the conversation on multilateralism has not been easy and will continue to be challenging in the future as well but the international community will need to commit itself at every step of this process.last_img read more