Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “I can tell you we wouldn’t be the No. 5 seed if not for those two guys,” Doug McDermott said not long after the Pacers sang “Happy Birthday” to Bogdanovic following practice.The tag-team tandem came together in the summer of 2017, after George’s representatives revealed the All-Star forward would not re-sign with Indiana. General manager Kevin Pritchard responded by dealing his best player to Oklahoma City in exchange for Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis.Almost instantly, critics began writing off Indiana as a lottery team in the midst of a major rebuild.But with Young and Bogdanovic as stabilizing influences, Oladipo emerging as an All-Star and Sabonis playing a key role off the bench, the Pacers beat the odds. With the Pacers in playoff position at the trade deadline, Young was one of a half-dozen players who urged Pritchard to keep the roster intact at the trade deadline. Pritchard heeded the advice and Indiana wound up winning 48 games and pushing LeBron James and the Cavaliers to the brink of elimination in the playoffs.It reminded everyone around the league about the value of team chemistry.ADVERTISEMENT Comelec assures no disruption in operations with retirement of execs “These guys are really good but it’s not just that,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said before this first-round series began. “They seem so cohesive as a team, so coachable and they’re physical and tough.”And now they’re back at it.While prognosticators figured this season’s Pacers probably would not finish higher than fourth in the East, they again anticipated a collapse when Oladipo crashed to the floor on Jan. 23 with a season-ending ruptured quad tendon. Young and Bogdanovic led the Pacers to a win that night, but when they lost the next four it appeared the season was unraveling.That’s when Young and Bogdanovic turned things around.Bogdanovic helped fill the scoring void by shooting 42.5% on 3-pointers and averaging 18.0 points, both career-bests. Young adjusted by becoming a better all-around player and more vocal leader.“My role is to believe in my guys. I’m the leader of this team,” Young said. “I do a little bit of everything — talking to guys, communicating with guys, going to the coach on behalf of the guys and making adjustments. The coaches listen to me.”Not surprisingly, Young and Bogdanovic went right back to their old roles after a dismal second-half shooting performance in Game 1 cost the Pacers.Bogdanovic finished with 23 points and eight rebounds while Young added 15 points and six rebounds only to see a last-minute collapse lead to a 99-91 loss in Game 2. Coach Nate McMillan called it the worst minute of basketball he’s seen in a long time.Now as the Pacers again try to rebound, Young and Bogdanovic will get some help from an old friend.Oladipo is expected to attend Game 3 on Friday, marking his first public appearance in Bankers Life Fieldhouse since he ruptured his quad tendon. The Pacers believe Oladipo’s mere presence should help pump up the home crowd. 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P260,000 each in aid to displaced Marawi folk released by US The veterans who helped the Pacers exceed expectations after losing Paul George in a trade and kept them together following Victor Oladipo’s season-ending knee injury now insist they can help the Pacers overcome a 2-0 deficit against Boston.“I think the biggest thing for us over the last couple of years is that we’ve always been a resilient team,” Young said Thursday. “We continue to stay confident, continue to trust in one another, I think that helps put us in a better position to win games.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsIt’s a test they’ve faced, and passed, many times over the past 22 months.And every time, it seems the two soft-spoken forwards find themselves playing the calming role in the locker room. Tim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ But Young and Bogdanovic also know what they must do to prevent Indiana from falling into a 3-0 deficit and on the brink of a second first-round sweep in three years.“It’s critical,” Bogdanovic said as he turned 30. “It’s probably our most important game of the season because if we go down 3-0, it’s going to be tough to come back. We beat ourselves the last two games.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Duterte says he will appoint Gamboa as next PNP chief Boston Celtics center Al Horford, is trapped by Indiana Pacers forward Thaddeus Young, right, during the first quarter of Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Boston. 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View comments “[B]efore getting off the bus, I told them if we get our legs right on Friday, we will take a big step forward,” said Schrock.“We can’t sit over here and cry over things. We still have two games and [we should] use that opportunity to advance to the next round.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4We have to step up against Malaysia.” Malaysia has been tipped as the strongest team in Group A, but the Young Tigers were held to a 1-1 draw by Myanmar last Monday.Justin Baas scored a spectacular volley in first half stoppage time to cancel out Aung Kaung Mann’s 16th minute strike. MOST READ It was made even more special as his mother Minerva Cagurangan travelled all the way from Hoorn in the Netherlands to support him in his SEA Games debut.Cagurangan came with Baas’ grandmother, Magdalena Cagurangan.“I’m happy for the goal, but a bit disappointed with the result,” said Baas, who said he will have a contingent of 50 family and friends supporting him from the grandstand on Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Malditas save PH from shutout Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDown but not out, Philippines skipper Stephan Schrock used the short travel from Rizal Memorial Stadium to the team hotel to rally his teammates.A 2-1 defeat to Myanmar on Wednesday put a dent on the Young Azkals’ bid to reach the semifinals of the men’s football competition in the Southeast Asian Games, but Schrock felt he needed to speak his teammates, reminding them that all is not lost.ADVERTISEMENT NFA assures ample rice supply in ashfall, eruption-affected areas Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesday Thailand reports case of coronavirus from China No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist But as the Young Azkals grew in confidence in the second half, they were hit by a sucker punch in the form of Win Naing Tun’s close range effort on the counter attack.“We came out good in the second half, we had more control and possession but in [the] last 15 minutes, we fell apart,” said Schrock.“We are improving. We still have two games to go and we still have a chance.”The win boosted Myanmar to the top of the group with four points followed by Malaysia, Cambodia and the Philippines with a point each.The goal was the first at the international level for the 19-year-old Baas, who plays club football for Dutch side AZ Alkmaar.ADVERTISEMENT Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Leonardo DiCaprio, Taika Waititi, other stars react to Oscar nominations ‘People evacuated on their own’
Reseda Purposeful chaos Re “Democracy defeated” (Our Opinions, July 10): Why would anyone over the age of 14 years seem surprised that our local government purposely created a system that guaranteed chaos and ineffectiveness? The neighborhood councils are a microcosm of government in general. At all levels of government, it is imperative that the government build in chaos and ineffectivity so that “we the people” can be counted on to be sidetracked fighting with one another and focusing on red herrings. After all, without the smoke screen, how would the government effectively continue to erode our liberties and our bank accounts? – Patrick Weir Chatsworth A matter of choice If you are running for public office, you might want to keep your morality in check. Our mayor has now seen what a stupid choice he has made. He will be barraged by all, dogged by rumors, and rightly so. This lapse of judgment, combined with alignment with other hot-button issues, may make him a one-term mayor. He now focuses on potholes after he has put his foot into something far worse than slurry seal. You have to understand that when you pursue a public office, there is a trust and morality that you must maintain. And once that is breached, can you ever be believed if you have shown the capability to betray your family? – Leigh Datzker Woodland Hills What we think of him Question: Does our mayor read the Opinion section of our newspaper? If not, he should be ordered to do so on a daily basis before he starts his working day. Only this way will he find out what his constituents really think of him and this hopefully will finally wipe his silly grin off his face. – Almut Bower Calabasas Riordan’s picks Re “Character check” (Your Opinions, July 11): Didn’t Richard Riordan endorse Rocky Delgadillo also? That’s two for two for the ex-mayor. – Philip Crispi Glendale Getting a clue Re “The difference” (Your Opinions, July 8): With regard to Chuck Heinold and all the others who are apoplectic over the president’s commuting of Scooter Libby’s (not full pardon – yet) sentence, yet believe that Clinton’s full pardon of Mark Rich and about 140 others is just fine because “Bill Clinton felt our pain” – get a clue! Libby lied about what he knew and when he knew it; he was trapped by a partisan prosecutor, Fitzgerald, who knew that Richard Armitage of the State Department actually outed Valerie Plame. Libby was then tried by a largely partisan D.C. jury. Why no prosecution of the real leaker if this was such a serious (“treason,” says Heinold) crime? – Al Kholos Winnetka Foster care providers Re “Department failures cited by grand jury” (June 30): How surprising. Yet another Troy Anderson article picking out bits and pieces of a more balanced grand jury report and blaming the ills of the county’s foster care system on providers. Of course, he didn’t note the report references “caring residential-based facilities that make a difference in children’s lives.” Nor did he tell you that the report highlights the lack of residential care rate increases for over six years, impacting agencies’ ability to attract quality staff, thereby impeding the quality of care. How sad when a balanced picture of the truth falls prey to sensationalism. – Bruce Saltzer Executive Director Association of Community Human Services Agencies Wonderful example It is said that those who have nothing to hide, hide nothing. The latest actions by President Bush, forbidding some staff from testifying by invoking “executive privilege,” indicate that he has a whole lot to hide and is doing so. My, what a wonderful example he sets for our youth. – Carolyn Whitehead Canyon Country Grocery companies The grocery companies’ business plan of corporate welfare and greed should concern all Americans. Shelf prices have risen, but labor and benefit have plummeted: reduced wages for new hires with no benefits for at least a year, employees hired before 2002 have not had a raise in five years, and now the companies want a third tier with even lower wages and benefits. Who’s paying for the new hires’ lack of company-provided health care and wages so low they qualify for food stamps? The taxpayers, and I’m tired of getting stuck with the bill. So how many companies in 2007 can say their labor costs are less today than they were in 2002? I know of three: Vons, Ralphs and Albertsons. – Cheryl Kingsley Oxnard Road resurfacing Devonshire Street from Tampa to Wilbur avenues is undergoing resurfacing. This is a stretch of road I use almost daily as part of my work commute. There was nothing wrong with the condition of this pavement. Many miles of road in the San Fernando Valley lie in a state of disrepair and neglect. All I’m asking for is to direct what limited funds we have to where they’re needed most. – Daniel J. McNamara West Hills Car-pool lanes For all the arguments we have heard recently for and against car-pool lanes, the one I have not heard is that car-pool lanes were designed to fail. Assuming that initially they were wildly successful and that drivers by the score became car poolers. Guess what comes next? Congestion in the car-pool lane and relatively free-flowing traffic in the other lanes. Drivers would most likely then reach the conclusion that they were better off in the regular lanes. Thus they give up on car pooling with all its inconveniences and switch back to being lone drivers and so on. You get the picture. The solution: Give up on car-pool lanes, which would make traffic a little lighter in the other lanes and build speedy and more convenient public transport. – Raymond Dyne West Hills Too much moola Re “Problems at the top” (Your Opinions, July 10): I stand by my suggestion of $10,000 for a ceiling on discrimination lawsuits. Taxpayers need to be protected from government employees and attorneys bilking the system. Even if jurors think it’s OK to pay out enormous amounts of money, taxpayers are footing the bill – $6.2 million here and $3.6 million there, and $10 million dollars is spent on two individuals. Department heads, fire and police captains – all managers who do not train employees not to discriminate – should be fired. Contentious employees who cause problems, ignore the rules, should also be fired. Los Angeles has the best record in the country on handling life-threatening fire and emergency situations. In order to keep our services viable, local government agencies can’t be making extraordinary lawsuit payouts. – Carla Henry West Hills Libby to blame? It seems to me that with some reports indicating that the Democrats have launched countless “investigations” of the Bush administration, that perhaps they should be looking in the mirror. For example, they set out on a partisan witch hunt over a phony noncrime and ended up catching a middling bureaucrat in a lie during a deposition. That partisanship was duly sanctioned by their sharks in the network news media and as a result, Libby received jail time and a hefty fine. As a former Democrat, all I see from the Pelosis, Reids, Clintons and Burgers of the world is hypocrisy. As I shake my finger in your face, I say, “jail time for perjury depends on what the name of your political party is.” – Jim Simmons Lake Elizabeth160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Re “Pet-spaying bill neutered” (July 12): Amen! Common sense prevailed among the decision-makers in Sacramento. Bill supporter Lloyd Levine is quoted saying that “hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer money” is being spent on “dogs and cats suffering in animal shelters.” Do you really believe that? He quotes no statistics. Why would we believe anything he says from now on? – Charlene T. Vincent Chatsworth Where is outrage? The mayor has damaged the lives of five women, two by fathering children with, then not marrying, two different women, had an affair with his best friend’s wife while his own wife was suffering from cancer, his disrespect of his own wife causing her to seek a divorce and now ruining the career of a professional journalist. All this has cost the mayor nothing. Worse still, where are the women’s groups’ outrage for male bad behavior? – Rusty Chihuahua
PASADENA – A woman was recovering Monday from serious injuries after stopping at a crash site to help a motorist, who then attacked her, seized her car and dragged her for about 100 yards on a Pasadena street as she tried to stop him. Two fatally injured men were then found inside the car that had crashed, police said. The car the man was driving, a Honda, struck a light pole around 11:30 p.m. Friday on San Rafael Avenue, south of Colorado Boulevard, said Pasadena Police Department Lt. George Wiley. When the 42-year-old woman stopped to help, the driver of the Honda, a man in his 20s, physically assaulted her and got into the driver seat of her car, Wiley said. Authorities did not immediately disclose how the two had been killed. The two were found with gunshot wounds, KCAL9 reported. The woman’s car was later recovered on South Grand Avenue. Her puppy was safe inside, Wiley said. Anyone with information about the incident was urged to call Pasadena Police Department detectives at (626)744-4522. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECalifornia’s bungled $1 billion accounting system The woman attempted to stop the man and was dragged about 100 yards in the ensuing struggle, he said. She was taken to Huntington Hospital in Pasadena with serious injuries, including severe damage to an ankle and heel, which may have been run over, and cuts and bruises on her body, Wiley said. Fire personnel sent to the scene found two 21-year-old men inside the Honda – one dead and the other in critical condition. The injured man later died at a hospital, Wiley said. The men were identified as Joe Malta of Los Angeles and Francisco Regalado of Alhambra, Wiley said.
1 Everton boss Sam Allardyce Everton boss Sam Allardyce has questioned the wisdom in the Premier League staging seven fixtures on transfer deadline day.The Merseyside club are one of the 14 top-flight clubs in action on January 31. They host Leicester in a 7.45pm kick-off on Wednesday, just over three hours before the deadline.And Allardyce believes the timing of the game can be a hindrance not only to his match preparations but for his future plans for the squad.The Toffees boss says the focus on ending his side’s lean run takes priority over the incomings and outgoings of his squad, but wondered whether it is fair on players who are being linked with moves away to feature for their clubs on Wednesday.Asked whether he had made progress with any signings, he said at his pre-match press conference: “Not yet but I would expect my focus is not on the transfer window because unfortunately, yet again, the Premier League has decided to play a game right on the transfer window deadline.“We had to suffer this last season, clearly at the (Premier League) AGM they didn’t think it was worthy of not doing it this time round and they’ve done it this time round.“I give you an example: I pick a team today and tomorrow splashed in the paper is one of those players is going to be sold before the window shuts – how is that player going to approach that game?“Is that right? It certainly isn’t but we have to cope with it.“Last season Crystal Palace were in exactly the same position and in actual fact I got one very important player (Luka Milivojevic) just before the deadline after we played Bournemouth but it was horrendous, not just for me but the chairman and the chief executive.“I don’t know why we play these fixtures at this particular time.“I’ll probably be here (Everton’s training ground) in the morning until mid-afternoon and then I will put it all to bed and get out of it and get myself ready to meet the players and the game.“You can do it at home if you wanted to but it is probably better to be at the club to make decisions which may come in as I need the opinion of the coaching staff as to whether we are prepared to let this player go or there is one to bring in.”
PALMDALE – Caltrans is seeking $15 million in new transportation bond money to widen a section of Highway138, a move that Antelope Valley officials hope will be the first in a series of efforts to tap Proposition1B to finish work on a route dubbed “Blood Alley.” The state Transportation Department is seeking the funding to widen a section of the highway – 175th Street East to Largo Vista Road – from two lanes to four. The funding, if approved by the California Transportation Commission, would let the $32 million project move forward. “With every section that gets done, the road becomes safer,” said state Sen. George Runner, R-Lancaster. “Highway138 will see money from the bond.” Proposition 1B, which voters approved in November, will provide nearly $20 billion in bond funds statewide for transportation infrastructure. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’Of these funds, $4.5 billion is earmarked for a corridor mobility improvement account. Regional and local transportation agencies will compete for money from the account to improve highly congested corridors. The transportation commission is expected to approve a statewide project list Feb.28. Additional funding might be available from other bond-money categories, officials said. Some portions of the highway already have been funded for widening. That includes $24 million to widen the Twin Bridges area – 146th to 165th streets east – from two lanes to four, said Abdi Saghafi, a Caltrans senior engineer. That area has been the scene of numerous collisions, including one that killed three people in 1995. The stretch of highway has no shoulder a driver can use if an oncoming vehicle crosses the center line. Also funded is a $10 million European-style traffic roundabout, which is planned to consolidate five closely spaced intersections into one and eliminate the 90-degree curve from Palmdale Boulevard onto 47th Street East. In a roundabout, a driver yields to traffic already in the circle, makes a right turn to enter the circle and makes a right turn to exit. Roundabouts are designed so the traffic in the circle is traveling slower than 30 mph. Work is scheduled to begin in 2007 and be complete in 2008. james.skeen@dailynews (661) 267-5743160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
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Related Posts Google’s social network Orkut gets a special mention from Emre, even though it’snot Turkish. It was however built by a Turkish Google engineer – Orkut Buyukkokten, originally from the Turkishcity of Konyahas and who went on to obtain a PhD in Computer Science from StanfordUniversity. In Turkish, Orkut means “theholy meeting place.”Zurna.com – like Yonja.com, a Turkish clone of MySpace;but Zurna is more like TagWorld, with its more web 2.0-like look ‘n feel and smaller userbase (80,000 users). Zurna is also headquartered in USA, by Stanford graduate Honor Gunday (Yonja is froma Harvard graduate). Zurna owner Honor Gunday sent me this information about Zurna:“We launched Zurna.com for Turkey, last August. and it quickly grew to about 80.000 users now. It is currently #3 among social networks in Turkey, the largest one being Yonja.com but slowly eroding and 2nd largest one being Siberalem, which is also eroding. Zurna is the only Web 2.0 social network in Turkey, and probably the first web2.0 website, which allows people to blog, create groups, use 3rd party widgets, video, odeo, tags, photo ratings, customizable profiles a la myspace-but better- etc… Our initial version of Zurna back from 6 years ago was actually the first website to offer blogs in Turkey, but nobody used the blogging feature then now, it’s slowly taking off. Turkish people don’t really like to blog, but like to look at pictures and watch videos. So our digg-like photo commenting functionality is really really popular. and we also have an experimental project called Sozluk, which is a multimedia concept repository. People can define a concept with different media : pictures, video, writings, just like wikipedia, but more multi-media. We also have a section for aspiring music artists where they can create music profiles and upload their mp3s and get comments from the Zurna users…”GROU.PS is Emre’s alpha web app and he insists that it’snot a clone! He told me it’s an original idea “born in Palo Alto and targeting not justTurkey but international markets.” Grou.ps enables social groups (communities, alumni,colleagues, etc) to set up a web site quickly – and share and communicate via email andmobile phones. Emre says it a “next-generation version of Yahoo! Groups, Google Groups orMSN Groups.” A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting blogcu.com – a blogging service. Blogcu means“blogger” in Turkish. Getting very very popular, said Emre. Tags:#international#web richard macmanus Turkey is next in this R/WW serieson top international Web apps. It’s the 9th country I’ve profiled so far – the othershave been Germany,Holland, Poland, Korea, United Kingdom, Russia, Spain and China. For the following information on Turkey, Ihave Emre Sokullu to thank (also Honor Gunday for info on his web apps). Emre is an opensource enthusiast from Istanbul, whose projects include GROU.PS, Turkix and SimpleKDE. He was over in Silicon Valley recently and notonly did he attend the TechCrunch party,he also visited the Googleplex and atequasedillas “just 10 m. away from Sergey Brin”! But I digress…Overview of Turkey Web marketTurkey is a nation of over 70M andstraddles Europe and Asia. In terms of Web apps Emre said that Turkey, like Israel, has anumber of growing web 2.0 companies – and “almost all of them are local clones of someproven [international] ideas”. But he says that his own app, Grou.ps, “is an exceptionthere.” Interestingly, there are no exact Flickr and del.icio.us clones in Turkey. Emrethinks the reason is that photo sharing is not popular enough in his country andStumbleUpon (see below) is more than enough for link sharing/storing.Amongst the international web apps, Gmail, Meebo, Blogger andStumbleUpon are very popular in Turkey.Emre said that in previous years the Turkish Web market was dominated by large Turkishmedia enterprises. Only a few independent ventures have since become big successes.However, in the current era of the Web there are many independent ventures. Emre saidthat while most of these Turkish ‘web 2.0’ apps have not gotten popular yet, they arepromising.Top Turkish Web AppsYonja.com is headquartered in the USA. It is a MySpaceclone and is the leading player in the Turkish market – it currently claims 2.6M members.Emre told me the Yonja team uses the popularity of their portal to promote their othernew ventures – like meqan.com, 7inci.com, metroliste.com. ntpy.com – Turkish reddit clone. However just got hacked1 week ago and is down for a while.metroliste.com – Turkish craigslist clone. Aproduct of the Yonja.com team; Craigslist’s own Istanbul service is more widely used byforeign citizens living in Istanbul; whereas metroliste is used more by local Turks. Itssuccess is mostly due to the ads they get from yonja.com.eskobo.com – a Personalized start page that Emre saidis a NetVibes/Live.com clone; hasn’t been maintained though.pilli.com – FederatedMedia clone; an advertisingnetwork for targeted blogs like bildirgec.org, hafif.org, 3ayak.org, zamazing.org, 22dakika.org;paylaj.com – Turkish Habbo clone. But it’s still inits infancy.istanbul.net, izmir.net, ankara.net –formed by some successful web 1.0 veterans in Turkey (siberalem.com and itiraf.com), these sites are location targeted “dating 2.0”sites. The owners bought some very expensive city names for this project. The content isexactly the same across the sites. And just like most dating 2.0 sites, they don’t chargefor viewing profiles – but they charge for people getting in touch with one another.daveti.com – meetup.com of Turkey. Jut started but isdoing pretty well.pazarmetre.com – web 2.0 online shopping site.Just launched. Not very popular yet. Looks promising but should be ready for toughcompetition; because already-established and popular online shopping sites are controlledby Turkey’s large media companies.7inci.com – Turkish version of yelp.com; yet anotherclone venture of the Yonja.com guysmeqan.com – Dating 2.0 portal; rival of istanbul.net,izmir.net, ankara.net; The dating portal business is very successful in Turkey. Again,yet another venture of Yonja.com guys.closo.com – online marketing and e-commerce site;venture of zurna.com owner, Honor Gunday.happyhourmaps.com – a site to share fun places;Google Maps powered and yet another venture of zurna.com owner, Honor Gunday. Not aworking release yet.SummaryIf you are from Turkey or know it well, please add to the comments if I’ve missed amajor Turkish web app – or if you’d like to correct or add to the information in thispost. cember.net – Turkish LinkedIn, OpenBC clone. Hasmore than 100,000 users and has attracted media attention. videbu.com – Turkish YouTube clone, featuring somelocal videos inside. Getting popular and has no quality problems yet. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
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House tax writers are preparing to discuss 11 health-care related tax bills. The House Ways and Means Committee has scheduled a markup of the bills on July 11. The committee’s Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Tex., announced the markup on the evening of July 9.Ways and Means MarkupBrady has reportedly said that the House intends to develop a health care-related tax package. The following tax bills are scheduled for the July 11 markup:HR 6199: The bill would amend the tax code to include certain over-the-counter medical products as qualified medical expenses. The bill would reverse the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) (P.L. 111-148) prohibition on using tax-favored health accounts to purchase OTC medical products;HR 6301: The bill would amend the tax code to expand access to health savings accounts (HSAs) by providing high deductible health plans with first dollar coverage flexibility;HR 6305: The bill would amend the tax code to expand access to and enhance the use of HSAs by clarifying that certain employment related services are not treated as disqualifying coverage for purposes of HSAs. Also, the bill would allow an eligible individual to make HSA contributions if a spouse has a Flexible Spending Account (FSA), and it would allow FSA and Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) terminations or conversions to fund HSAs;HR 6306: The bill would amend the tax code to expand access to and enhance the use of HSAs by increasing HSA contribution limits, permitting spousal catch-up contributions into the same account, and creating a grace period for medical expenses incurred before the establishment of an HSA;HR 6309: The bill would amend the tax code to allow individuals entitled to Medicare Part A by reason of being over age 65 to contribute to HSAs;HR 6311: The bill would amend the tax code and the ACA to modify the definition of qualified health plan for purposes of the health insurance premium tax credit and would allow individuals purchasing health insurance in the individual market to purchase a lower premium copper plan;HR 6312: The bill would amend the tax code to add certain qualifying sports and fitness expenses to the definition of qualified medical expenses;HR 6313: The bill would allow the carryforward each year of health flexible spending arrangement account balances;HR 6314: The bill would amend the tax code to allow plans categorized as catastrophic and bronze in the individual and small group markets to qualify for HSA contributions;HR (untitled): The bill would amend the tax code to allow HSA-eligible individuals that participate in a direct primary care (DPC) arrangement not to lose their HSA-eligibility because of DPC participation; andHR 4616: The bill would amend the ACA to provide for a temporary moratorium on the employer mandate and would provide an additional one-year delay of the excise “Cadillac” tax on high cost employer-sponsored health coverage.By Jessica Jeane, Wolters Kluwer News StaffDescription Of H.R. 6301, A Bill To Amend The Internal Revenue Code Of 1986 To Provide High Deductible Health Plans With First Dollar Coverage Flexibility, JCX-41-18Description Of An Amendment In The Nature Of A Substitute To The Provisions Of H.R. 6301, A Bill To Amend The Internal Revenue Code Of 1986 To Provide High Deductible Health Plans With First Dollar Coverage Flexibility, JCX-42-18Description Of H.R. 6317 , A Bill To Amend The Internal Revenue Code Of 1986 To Provide That Direct Primary Care Service Arrangements Do Not Disqualify Deductible Health Savings Account Contributions, And For Other Purposes, JCX-43-18Description Of An Amendment In The Nature Of A Substitute To The Provisions Of H.R. 6317, A Bill To Amend The Internal Revenue Code Of 1986 To Provide That Direct Primary Care Service Arrangements Do Not Disqualify Deductible Health Savings Account Contributions, And For Other Purposes, JCX-44-18Description of H.R. 6305, The Bipartisan HSA Improvement Act of 2018, JCX-45-18Description Of The Chairman’s Amendment In The Nature Of A Substitute To The Provisions Of H.R. 6305, The Bipartisan HAS Improvement Act Of 2018, JCX-46-18Description Of H.R. 6312, The Personal Health Investment Today Act Or The PHIT Act, JCX-47-18Description Of An Amendment In The Nature Of A Substitute To The Provisions Of H.R. 6312, The Personal Health Investment Today Act Or The PHIT Act, JCX-48-18Description Of H.R. 6309, A Bill To Amend The Internal Revenue Code Of 1986 To Allow Individuals Only Enrolled In Medicare Part A To Contribute To Health Savings Accounts, JCX-49-18Description Of The Chairman’s Amendment In The Nature Of A Substitute To The Provisions Of H.R. 6309, A Bill To Amend The Internal Revenue Code of 1986 To Allow Individuals Only Enrolled In Medicare Part A To Contribute To Health Savings Accounts, JCX-50-18Description Of H.R. 6199, A Bill To Amend The Internal Revenue Code Of 1986 To Include Certain Over-The-Counter Medical Products As Qualified Medical Expenses, JCX-51-18Description Of The Chairman’s Amendment In The Nature Of A Substitute To The Provisions Of H.R. 6199, A Bill To Amend The Internal Revenue Code Of 1986 To Include Certain Over-The-Counter Medical Products As Qualified Medical Expenses, JCX-52-18Description Of H.R. 6306, A Bill To Amend The Internal Revenue Code Of 1986 To Increase The Contribution Limitation For Health Savings Accounts, And For Other Purposes, JCX-53-18Description Of An Amendment In The Nature Of A Substitute To The Provisions Of H.R. 6306, A Bill To Amend The Internal Revenue Code Of 1986 To Increase The Contribution Limitation For Health Savings Accounts, And For Other Purposes, JCX-54-18Description Of H.R. 6314, The Health Savings Act Of 2018, JCX-55-18Description Of An Amendment In The Nature Of A Substitute To The Provisions Of H.R. 6314, The Health Savings Act Of 2018, JCX-56-18Description Of H.R. 6311, A Bill To Amend The Internal Revenue Code Of 1986 And The Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act To Modify The Definition Of Qualified Health Plan For Purposes Of The Health Insurance Premium Tax Credit And To Allow Individuals Purchasing Health Insurance In The Individual Market To Purchase A Lower Premium Coper Plan, JCX-57-18Description Of An Amendment In The Nature Of A Substitute To The Provisions Of H.R. 6311, A Bill To Amend The Internal Revenue Code Of 1986 And The Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act To Modify The Definition Of Qualified Health Plan For Purposes Of The Health Insurance Premium Tax Credit And To Allow Individuals Purchasing Health Insurance In The Individual Market To Purchase A Lower Premium Copper Plan, JCX-58-18Description Of H.R. 6313, The Responsible Additions And Increases To Sustain Employee Health Benefits Act Of 2018, JCX-59-18Description Of An Amendment In The Nature Of A Substitute To The Provisions Of H.R. 6313, The Responsible Additions And Increases To Sustain Employee Health Benefits Act Of 2018, JCX-60-18Description Of H.R. 4616, A Bill To Amend The Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act To Provide For A Temporary Moratorium On The Employer Mandate And To Provide For A Delay In The Implementation Of The Excise Tax On High-Cost Employer Sponsored Health Coverage, JCX-61-18Description Of The Chairman’s Amendment In The Nature Of A Substitute To The Provisions Of H.R. 4616, A Bill To Amend The Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act To Provide For A Temporary Moratorium On The Employer Mandate And To Provide For A Delay In The Implementation Of The Excise Tax On High-Cost Employer Sponsored Health Coverage, JCX-62-18Login to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? 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