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It seems that the Oakland A’s aren’t the only ones being criticized for their lackluster performance during Wednesday night’s American League Wild Card Game. Hometown celebrity MC Hammer is also the target of a little trash talk.Hammer, 57, threw out the ceremonial first pitch before his A’s took on — and fell to — the Tampa Bay Rays at the Oakland Coliseum. Unlike a lot of people who bounce their first-pitch tries in the dirt, or fling them in the general direction of I-880, his toss to A’s …
FIFA announced on June 9 that the ‘On The Floor’ hitmaker would no longer be taking to the stage to sing the official song, ‘We Are One,’ with Pitbull and Claudia Leitte at the soccer tournament’s opening ceremony in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Thursday (12.06.14), but she has since had a change of heart because she doesn’t want to disappoint people.A spokesperson for the 44-year-old singer told PEOPLE.com June 10: “Jennifer has always wanted to participate in the World Cup opening ceremonies. We have been trying to work out scheduling and logistics. Any statements to the contrary were premature. Jennifer would not want to disappoint her fans or fans of football. She will be there.”Lopez has assured her fans she will perform at the opening ceremony of the World Cup in BrazilFIFA previously said Jennifer, who recently split from her long-term boyfriend Casper Smart, wouldn’t be performing because of unspecified “production issues.”Last week, Jennifer said she was “thrilled” at the prospect of performing at the opening ceremony.She said: “This is an amazing celebration of global unity, competition and sport.”
A reminder that the deadline for Woodbury County property taxes is the end of September.The last day you can pay in person will be Friday, September 30th.The property tax office has moved up the street out of the County Courthouse to the Trosper Hoyt Building located at 822 Douglas Street in Room 102.Mail in payments postmarked no later than September 30st will be honored.On October 1st, a penalty of one and one half percent will apply to all unpaid taxes.You may also pay online at www.iowatreasurers.org
Touch Football Australia’s Victorian Branch has been awarded the Supporting Grassroots Sport Grant, worth $40,000 over two years from the Victorian State Government.The grant will benefit the development of Touch Football in Victorian regional areas. $1.5 million has been allocated by the Victorian Government from the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games Budget for regional and rural sport. TFA Victoria will use the funds from its grant to employ a part-time regional Game Development Officer to manage a specific area. The new position will be responsible for the development of Touch Football in the region through schools, current affiliates, establishing new affiliates, encouraging the development of referees and coaches, and maintaining facilities. TFAVictoria State Branch Manager David Brady said two regions are currently being considered. “Both have good potential for growth for two years. We’re just finalising partnership arrangements,” Mr. Brady said.Game Development Officer Carly Goodrich played a pivotal role in securing the grant.Ms. Goodrich believes that the grant will be of great benefit to Touch Football throughout regional Victoria and outer-metropolitan Melbourne. “It will be a big support because at the moment we’ve got a lot of volunteers doing work in that location. The volunteers will now be able to access resources from the State Branch office to assist them,” she said. The new TFA Victoria Regional Game Development Officer will be based in the specified area and employed locally, which will support the community. The level of service to the developing regions of the State is sure to be improved by the location of the GDO in the rural locality.“If our staff live in metropolitan Melbourne, it is difficult to get to a country affiliate so we might go out there only three or four times a year. But if we’ve got someone centred there in that area for the whole time then we would expect to get a lot of growth participant wise,” Goodrich said. The opportunity for the promotion of Touch Football to country areas is one of the key reasons that the grant was awarded.Sport and Recreation Victoria Project Officer Tom Forsell said the more regional participation, the better. “Currently Touch Football is predominantly Melbourne-based but having someone that can go and deliver sessions in the country, whether it’s school-based stuff or club-school links, will really improve the ability of the organisation to start getting more country kids playing. All the projects that we fund are looking at increasing the participation rate and giving people more of a choice,” Forsell said.TFA Victoria has been extremely proactive in seeking funding in numerous areas, and Branch Manager David Brady is confident that two more key project grants will be awarded soon.“With the extra funding from the State Government, and with several other grants in the pipeline, we will be in a position to access extra staffing support from the parent body. What we’re trying to do is to pool our resources in the right direction. We have experienced quite a substantial growth, as evidenced by our Schools Championships, and the number of affiliates that come on board. We’ve had two new affiliates in the last financial year, which is fantastic. We have had a lot of new enquiries about the sport and the game so we are on our way to establishing our niche in the Victorian sporting landscape for the future,” Brady said.The first grant Touch Victoria is awaiting notification on is a Participation In Community Sport and Active Recreation (PICSAR), State and Regional grant, funded by VicHealth. VicHealth’s charter is to ‘build opportunities for people to be informed, learn new skills, have greater access to activities that promote good health, and share healthier environments’.The sport of Touch Football seems a perfect fit for this criteria.The second grant is part of the Victorian Government’s Future Directions Project, which is also funded through the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games Budget. These two grants would help TFA Victoria fund Touch Football in the other identified regional area as well as continue the expansion of the sport in metropolitan Melbourne. Nick Mooney, TFA Victoria Operations Manager is in the process of formalising the strategic and development plans to drive the game forward amongst juniors and in new affiliates in Victoria. The grants are a sign of the increasing recognition of Touch Football as a sport of choice for Victorians.Australian football is still the dominant code in Australia’s south east corner, with 300,000 Victorians currently playing the game, however Touch Football is promoted as a complement to the game, rather than a competition. Touch Football is predominantly a summer sport in Victoria and affiliates are establishing strong links with Australian football clubs. “We find that it’s a good cross-training sport for a lot of football players to keep fit in summer,” David Brady said. With the increased support from the Government and continued partnerships with other sports, Touch Football in Victoria is going from strength to strength.
September 13, 2011 434 Views Rep. Frank to Update Plans for FOMC Overhaul Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Federal Reserve Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers 2011-09-13 Abby Gregory in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing, Technology Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) is speaking out again on new legislation that would block regional presidents within the “”Federal Reserve””:http://www.federalreserve.gov/ system from voting participation in the “”Federal Open Market Committee””:http://www.federalreserve.gov/monetarypolicy/fomc.htm. Rep. Frank, author of the proposed bill, is seeking to replace five seats on the committee – those traditionally reserved for the presidents of regional Fed banks – with four hand-selected individuals, chosen by the president and confirmed by the Senate.[IMAGE]Made up of 12 voting positions, the FOMC’s body is typically comprised of seven members of the Federal Reserve governors, each of whom must gain Senate approval, and the regional presidents. Rep. Frank’s opposition to the current complexion of the FOMC stems from the fact that statistics from 2009 demonstrate that the five regional members accounted for more than 90 percent of all dissenting votes throughout FOMC sessions. More specifically, the regional presidents totaled 97 percent of all “”hawkish”” dissents, directed at policies regarding inflation protection.The ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee struck out against the regional presidents recently, [COLUMN_BREAK]calling them “”representatives of private interests,”” and stating that their behavior wasn’t a positive factor in “”this extremely important issue of public policy.”” However, the initiative proposed by Rep. Frank is under extreme criticism from Republicans in the Senate, most of whom are against all current candidates suggested for replacement membership in the FOMC. Members nominated for appointment to the FOMC have included noted professionals such as Peter Diamond, Nobel Prize winner and MIT economist, who withdrew his candidacy following repeated refusals from Republicans. The Senators who blocked Diamond’s nomination cited improper qualifications as the reason behind their opposition.Within the FOMC, there is much division over current issues, and the committee’s June meeting resulted in the highest number of dissenting votes in more than two decades, for a total of three; the regional presidents were responsible for each of the dissents and the members in question claimed an inappropriate timeline was to blame. Major economic issues on the table for the FOMC now include the reduced interest rate initiative, slated for a two-year continuance, and the nation’s larger economic recovery plan.Rep. Frank’s original version of the bill simply eliminated the five seats held by regional presidents, in favor of a smaller body, but it was quickly dismissed by many on Capitol Hill, fearing the lack of diversity within the FOMC. Rep. Frank is also said to be working on an updated version of the legislation for consideration; the fresh bill would allegedly call for the four seats in question to be nominated by the president, but would mandate that the four members come from outside of Washington, D.C. At present the FOMC has two vacancies, neither of which has been filled due to the on going tension with Senate Republicans. The next scheduled meeting for the FOMC is set for Sept. 20 and 21. Share