Senior breaks USC record in discus for second time

first_imgSenior discus thrower Tera Novy was announced as the Pac-12 Women’s Field Athlete of the Week after she broke the USC school record in the discus over the weekend. The honor is for the week of March 28-April 3 and was announced by the conference on Tuesday.Novy broke the school record for the first time last season, when she threw 193-11, breaking Kate Hutchinson’s record from 2006 of 189-5. Novy’s new personal best is the new school record of 196-6 or 59.9 meters. She bested herself by two feet and seven inches.Novy’s record-breaking throw came on April 2 at the California Collegiate in La Jolla, Calif.With the performance, Novy has thrown 189-10 in all three meets this season. Only three women in USC’s history have ever thrown 180 feet — two of them being Novy and the previous record-holder Hutchinson.Novy’s record-breaking throw from the meet is also the top throw by a collegian this year.Novy is the fourth Trojan to earn Pac-12 Track and Field Athlete of the Week honors. For the week of March 21, three Trojans earned the honor. The recipients were sophomore Ricky Morgan Jr. who runs the 400m, sophomore jumper Adoree’ Jackson and, on the women’s side, senior Jaide Stepter who competes in the hurdles.last_img read more

Congress warned of tax hitch

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.In a letter to Congress, Paulson also again warned Congress that failure to pass an AMT fix would expose 21 million mostly unsuspecting taxpayers to the minimum tax – and an average tax increase of $2,000. The AMT originally was designed to make sure that the wealthiest couldn’t use tax breaks or deductions to eliminate their entire tax liability. But the tax doesn’t adjust for inflation, so more middle class taxpayers are ensnared by the AMT each year unless Congress acts. Democrats controlling Congress have promised to make sure the AMT doesn’t entrap more taxpayers during filing season next year. But House and Senate Democrats have yet to agree on specifics of an AMT fix or whether to raise revenues elsewhere in the tax code so that an AMT adjustment doesn’t add to the deficit. Republicans say that since the AMT was never intended to hit the middle class, legislation to reform it should not be subject to pay-as-you-go rules that require tax cuts to be “paid for” with loophole closures or rate increases. “This is not a new tax cut that should be paid for,” said Rep. Jim McCrery of Louisiana, top Republican on the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee. “This is preventing a tax increase.” The IRS is gearing up its computer programs and 2007 tax forms are going to press in November. Paulson warned that delays in enacting an AMT bill could expose up to 25 million taxpayers to delays in processing of their returns and payment of refunds. Paulson told lawmakers that delaying enactment of an AMT fix until mid-November or later would cause “significant compliance challenges and will result in confusion for taxpayers, tax return preparers and tax software developers.” Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., chairman of the Finance Committee, said he’s intent on getting the AMT changed but that Congress has had comparable delays on tax legislation without disastrous consequences. “We ran into this problem last year or the year before and it’s a little inconvenient but the world didn’t fall apart,” Baucus said. “But still obviously the goal is to get it done.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AMT: Treasurychief says failure to adjust system could result in refund hang-ups. By Andrew Taylor THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON – Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson warned lawmakers Tuesday that delays in enacting a temporary fix to the alternative minimum tax could cause millions of taxpayers to experience delays in receiving their refunds. last_img read more

Tottenham unveil new kit and reveal when fans will see players wear it

first_img 2 #BuiltToRiseOur new 2018/19 @NikeUK kit is on sale now – https://t.co/BDGZn2uX06#COYS pic.twitter.com/aexW3Y0Se4— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) July 19, 2018On the away kit, the club say: “The design is intended to depict how the players’ values continue to glow and resonate when we travel, while the polarised blue shorts and socks pay homage to the heritage of the secondary blue used in many past kits, now executed in a bolder shade that sets the tone for a bright future.” REVEALED Davinson Sanchez in the new Spurs home kit Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Dele Alli in the new Tottenham away kit Tottenham Hotspur have released their new 2018/19 home and away kits.Spurs spent last season playing home games at Wembley, while White Hart Lane was redeveloped and players will wear their new shirts for the first time against Liverpool on 15 September, which is their first scheduled game in the new ground. smart causal no dice punished Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa ALTERED gameday center_img Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT REVEALED Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes possible standings Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card SPURS NEWS gameday cracker 2 As with any new kit these days, the people behind it claim it incorporates some sort of history into it and a statement on tottenhamhotspur.com said the following: “The new kit skilfully balances our modern identity with our rich history. To this end, an inner pride message features on the inside of the collar of the new Spurs home shirt, displaying the postcode and coordinates of the centre circle at our former home, White Hart Lane.”And here’s the official video unveiling, which appears to blend Eastenders with Tron. It lasts for one minute and 40 seconds, though images of the actual kit appear on screen for just a few seconds. How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures targets Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in Januarylast_img read more

Marcus Rashford determined to continue ‘amazing’ start at Manchester United

first_imgFledgling forward Marcus Rashford is keen to continue his “crazy” start to life in the Manchester United first team after impressing with two more goals in Sunday’s 3-2 win over title-chasing ArsenalThe 18-year-old’s double against the Gunners came after he notched twice on his first team debut in the 5-1 dismantling of Danish side Midtjylland in the Europa League on Thursday and the young forward was as blown away as anyone by his instant impact. (Rashford double helps Manchester United beat Arsenal) “It’s just crazy. This is my first game in the Premier League so obviously it’s been amazing, and to score two has been a bonus. So hopefully we can carry it on and go again the next game,” Rashford said.Rashford said his late inclusion on Thursday, after Anthony Martial was injured in the warm-up, had probably helped him.”It was a shock playing midweek … But that maybe benefited me because I wasn’t thinking about the game too much, so it’s been good,” the Manchester-born player said.The victory over Arsenal left United in fifth, three points behind Manchester City who have a game in hand on their rivals and occupy the final Champions League qualifying spot.Spanish midfielder Juan Mata heaped praise on his young team mate but also highlighted the impact of the other academy graduates, who have plugged the holes of United’s injury-ravaged first team squad of late.”Marcus is on fire. He scored two goals against Midtjylland and now again against Arsenal,” Mata told the club’s website (www.manutd.com).advertisement”… but the others who came into play in defence and midfield were also great. I think today is a day to be proud of the club and its academy – we’ve shown the level that we have,” he said.last_img read more