NFL owners also unanimously agreed to allow two more teams into an already expanded play-off field in the event the 2020 regular-season schedule is not completed in 18 weeks, NFL Network reported.The contingency plan has the potential to put 16 teams into a jam-packed race to the Super Bowl.In a March vote among owners, the playoff field was expanded to 14 teams for this season, meaning that 43.8 per cent of the teams would make it to the postseason. Now, a 16-team playoff – allowing half the teams to make it in the field – would happen if the COVID-19 pandemic further wreaks havoc on the schedule.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – NFL owners have approved a proposal which incentivises the development of minority coaches and executives.The proposal, which is subject to approval from the NFL Players Association, will reward a team with a third-round compensatory Draft pick in back to back Drafts if another team hires a member of their staff to a higher role.The coach or executive has to have been with their previous team for a minimum of two years for the compensation to apply.- Advertisement – The NFL is pushing to increase opportunities for minorities in coaching and executive positions While the NFL normally has each team complete a 16-game schedule in 17 weeks, an 18th week will be added as a buffer for any games that were postponed amid the pandemic. If any games with playoff implications still remain after 18 weeks, the 16-team play-off plan would go into effect.An original plan for a 16-team playoff would have seeded the teams by their record in the conference from best to worst. But a change Tuesday will make the division winners the top four seeds while categorizing the remainder of the field as wild cards.That decision has a major impact on the NFC East, whose winner would get a top-four seed in the 16-team playoff plan, even though they could finish under .500. At issue was a scenario where eight NFC teams had a better record than the NFC East winner. NFL owners also unanimously agreed to allow two more teams into an already expanded play-off field in the event the 2020 regular-season schedule is not completed in 18 weeks; The contingency plan has the potential to put 16 teams into a jam-packed race to the Super Bowl. Last Updated: 10/11/20 11:09pm – Advertisement –
26 Views no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Share Tweet Smith & Wesson M&P .40 gun. Photo credit:datrondynamics.comPrime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has announced that as of September 1st, 2012, there will be an increase in the import duty rate paid on firearms and tobacco.He revealed that these adjustments will be made in an effort to address the increasing administrative cost of these services, while presenting the 2012/2013 budget estimates in Parliament earlier this weekAlthough the firearms users licence, estate gun licence and firearm dealers licence were recently approved under the Firearm Amendment Act #6 of 2011, it omitted provision for firearms which may be lost, as was included in Act #3 of 2011.Hence the fees are as follows;• Firearms Users Licence fee – $200.00,• Estate Gun Licence – $200.00• Firearm dealers licence – $1000.00• Lost firearm – $1000.00Photo credit: talktofrank.comThe import duty on firearm which is currently set at 45 percent will be increased to 50 percent.Meanwhile, the import duty rate for tobacco will also be adjusted as the government has previously announced its intention to introduce legislation which will have the effect of reducing smoking in public places. Mr. Skerrit explained that his government also anticipates that this measure will assist in reducing smoking generally. The import duty rate of 45 percent will be increased to 75 percent.Dominica Vibes News Share LocalNews Import duty on firearms and tobacco to increase by: – July 19, 2012
Press Association Nikica Jelavic should be back for Hull to face Sunderland after the Croatian striker missed the defeat at Stoke on Saturday with a flare-up of his nagging knee problem. Steve Bruce hopes his side can maintain their recent home form in another game against a team around them in the table. “Since the turn of the year we’ve done well at home,” said Bruce. “The Newcastle defeat still rankles with us all but apart from that one, January and February were good for us at home. Let’s hope that continues. “We needed to turn our home form around and we’ve had three really good wins, so we want the same again on Tuesday night against Sunderland. “There’s no disputing what a big game this is on Tuesday night and the supporters can play their part in it as always. We want to go and get a victory that would be huge for us at this point in the season.” Sunderland head for Humberside without a win in four attempts in the Barclays Premier League and sitting uncomfortably just three points clear of the drop zone in 16th place. Gus Poyet, who guided the Black Cats to a remarkable escape last season, has no intention of having to repeat those heroics this time around, and has challenged his players to make the most of the clash with the Tigers and the home game against struggling Aston Villa which follows it on March 14. He said: “It’s up to us. The next two games will mark what is going to happen at the end of the season, and it’s up to us to go and win both of them and then put some space between us and the bottom three. Robbie Brady will also be out after picking up a calf injury in training that is likely to keep him out for some time. Long-term absentee Mohamed Diame (knee) remains missing from the Tigers squad along with James Chester (shoulder), Liam Rosenior (hamstring) and Robert Snodgrass (knee). “You can’t always rely on the other results going for you. That’s not the way to look forward.” Poyet will have defender Wes Brown at his disposal after his red card was rescinded. The 35-year-old was sent off for a foul on Manchester United’s Radamel Falcao at the weekend, but the decision has been overturned on appeal, and he could be joined in the squad by defender Billy Jones (ankle) and midfielders Jack Rodwell (groin) and Ricky Alvarez (knock) following their recoveries from injury. However, winger Will Buckley (knee) remains a doubt, while fellow midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini (ankle) will miss the rest of the season.
Cameroun is on two points with both Zambia and Algeria trailing on one point each.Broos himself seems to indirectly acknowledge this order from the FECAFOOT and has called Lions’ away trip to Nigeria August next year a crucial and decisive game that is likely going to determine the progress or otherwise of the team.“However, we know that the matches against Nigeria will be decisive. We will have to win to have another chance to go to the World Cup. We have eight months to prepare, ” observed the gaffer to local media in Cameroun monday.With a valuable away point from Algiers on Match-day I of the qualifiers, the Lions succumbed to a Collins Mbesuma opening shocker in Yaounde a fortnight ago when they played hosts to Zambia. Lions squandered many chances and were oft caught on the back foot peddling back into their part of the field until they were able to get an equalizer to share the points.Broos is now determined to find a way to balance Lions’ attack without committing too many men forward.When facing Nigeria this balance will be of uttermost importance as the Eagles showed against Algeria. The West Africans always talented, seem under German coach Gernot Rohr to have also developed the mental part of their game, and that should be a big worry to all their group opponents.In the last three outings under Rohr, Nigeria has remained composed while seeking to score and calm after taking the lead.The new look Eagles play unruffled and have yet to trail in any of the aforementioned games and the Lions will seek not so much as to score quickly in Nigeria, but score first.At home the tactics will change and their attack will start as soon as the anthems end.It won’t be easy but Broos is counting on two things. He has enough time to prepare and the Central Africans in football have always been a thorn in the flesh of the Eagles.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Duro Ikhazuagbe with agency reportThe Cameroun Football Federation (FECAFOOT) is believed to have given an ultimatum to the Indomitable Lions to beat the Super Eagles in next year’s World Cup qualifier or Head Coach, Hugo Broos, may lose his job.After two back-to-back draws against Algeria and Zambia, Cameroun football authorities appear to have become nervous of their chances of making the trip to Russia 2018 from the Group B of the World Cup qualifier where Nigeria is in the driver’s seat on maximum six points.
OAKLAND – The Warriors just added a player that they considered worth more valuable than $1.3 million and a future second-round pick. The Warriors also added another player by trading an undisclosed amount of future second-round picks to New Orleans.The Warriors selected Villanova senior forward Eric Paschall at No. 41 in the NBA Draft on Thursday shortly after acquiring Alen Smailagić from the New Orleans Pelicans after he was selected at No. 39. The Warriors acquired the No. 41 pick from …
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The unemployment rate for veterans fell to an eight-year low in October, an achievement a senior DOD official attributed to an improving economy, the rising number of corporate campaigns to hire veterans and a greater appreciation among employers for the professional attributes ingrained in service members.The veteran unemployment rate stood at 3.9 percent in October, while nonveteran unemployment was 5.4 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Even more impressive were the employment gains by veterans who served after 9/11 — their unemployment rate was 4.6 percent, essentially the same as the rate for nonveterans.The philosophy behind hiring veterans has evolved from the “right thing to do” to “the smart thing to do,” Susan Kelly, director of the Pentagon’s Transition to Veterans Program Office, told DOD News.Kelly pointed to an increased understanding in the corporate world for the leadership skills instilled in every veteran. Beyond leadership, those “essential skills” include ability to handle work stress, persistence, attention to detail, interpersonal skills, teamwork and team-building, oral and written communication, decision making, training people, supervising, critical thinking and project planning, she said.“Employers have been telling us the last 18 months, ‘We can train them in technical skills, but the [other skills] take years to develop,’” Kelly said.Another key to the declining veteran unemployment rate has been the outpouring of corporate and nonprofit efforts to hire veterans and military spouses spawned by the White House’s Joining Forces initiative.At DOD, Kelly helped transform the Transition Assistance Program into week-long, mandatory training for separating personnel covering the skills needed to secure jobs, seek education and pursue optional training. She told DOD News that the professional skills possessed by service members are badly needed by a civilian workforce with significant skills gaps.“We look at these skills as an asset for the workforce, but our veterans have an incredible amount of attributes that can be used in all aspects of community life,” Kelly said. Dan Cohen AUTHOR
World Bank says bitcoins are “dangerous” to the global financial system.ReutersThe World Bank has joined the chorus of central banks around the globe on financial risks associated with cryptocurrencies. The US-based international financial institution has cautioned the banking sector against bitcoin business saying it is “dangerous” to the global financial system.According to World Bank Group senior vice president Mahmoud Mohieldin, there is a need for central banks to have regulations to protect consumers from using Bitcoin, so as to create trust among those using their financial systems, Kenya Broadcasting Corp reported Wednesday.Mohieldin said there is a strong case for authorities to rein in digital currencies because their links to the established financial system could cause disruptions, according to the report.The meteoric rise in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum has caught regulators flat-footed, leaving them in an awkward situation: adopt or ban them.Recently, the Reserve Bank of India had banned all banks from dealing with or providing services to any individual or business entity dealing with or settling virtual currencies.The central bank has declared that it does not consider bitcoins and others as legal tender but that’s apparently not enough to keep investors off bitcoins.Bulls say that Bitcoin’s boom is far from over and that there’s more to analyzing a market than just measuring price gains. While the recent tumble has alarmed some investors, the cryptocurrency has bounced back from several previous swoons.Billionaire venture capitalist Tim Draper, who is one of the earliest investors, believes countries will benefit a lot from adopting cryptocurrencies and blockchain as it will enable governments to become more transparent and efficient.
The Supreme Court will deliver its order Monday on an appeal against a High Court notice asking the authorities concerned to explain to why directives should not be given to wind up Destiny 2000 Ltd.A four-member bench of the Appellate Division, led by chief justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, fixed the date after completing hearing of the appeal filed by Destiny 2000 Ltd on Sunday.Barrister Rokon Uddin Mahmud stood for the petitioners while advocate AKM Badruddoza represented the Office of the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies and Firms.On 15 May, the High Court issued the notice. Later on 21 May, the chamber judge stayed the HC order and fixed 27 May to hear the appeal in a full bench.In the notice, the HC bench of justice MR Hasan wanted to know why a petition filed by the multi-level marketing company seeking pardon for delay in arranging annual general meetings (AGM) should not be considered as one to wind up the company.According to the law, if any company fails to hold its AGM in a year, the court can pass any order.On 31 July 2012, the anti-graft watchdog filed the two money laundering cases against Destiny 2000 chairman and the Destiny Group’s managing director and 20 others on charge of misappropriating investors’ money amounting to Tk 32.85 billion.ACC deputy director Mozahar Ali Sarder filed a case with Kalabagan police station against 12 officials of Destiny 2000, including its chairman and managing director, under the Money Laundering Act 2012 for allegedly misappropriating over Tk 21.06 billion from the Destiny Tree Plantation Limited (DTPL).