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28 May

Stanley Cup Final 2016 TV schedule in limbo for Games 3 and 4

This we do not know: What channel Games 3 and 4 will be shown on.

That will depend on what happens in Games 1 and 2.

If the series between the San Jose Sharks and Pittsburgh Penguins, which opens Monday night, is tied at 1-1, Game 3 will be on NBC on June 4 and Game 4 on NBCSN on June 6.

However, if one team leads, 2-0, Game 3 will be on NBCSN and Game 4 on NBC.


28 May

3 Myths That Don’t Help You Save on Car Insurance

People need to make sound financial decisions based on reliable information, but there are a few misleading car insurance myths out there and this misinformation needs to be corrected.Here are three of the biggest that get in the way of people saving money:

Myth 1: Theres no benefit in going to driving school

For some reason a lot of people think that theres no benefit for them if they go to driving school. The truth is driving school is not only a vital part of learning how to become an effective and responsible driver, but it can also save you money on your car insurance. And, yes, your insurance company will ask you for your drivers certificate and look into it so you cant just say that you went to driving school when you actually did not.

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Myth 2: Rates are the same with all insurance companies

This myth couldnt be further from the truth, which is why its so important to get an insurance quote from multiple companies. You need to take the time to weigh your options, otherwise you could end up paying more than necessary for your car insurance. Also, make sure you understand the amount of coverage youre receiving for each quote you receive. Remember, even if you get quoted for the same amount from two separate insurance companies, you could actually be receiving less coverage from one of them, so make sure you get the most value for your money.

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Myth 3: Minor tickets dont have any impact on rates

Despite conventional wisdom, minor traffic tickets do have an impact on your insurance rates especially if you get more than one. So think twice before you decide to speed, change lanes without signaling or overlook other traffic laws. If you do get a ticket, take care of it and then be extra careful not to get another one before the first ticket comes off your driving record. And avoid accumulating multiple tickets over time; you could end up being labelled a high-risk driver and that could lead to trouble finding a company that will insure you.

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When it comes to auto insurance rates, you cant believe everything that you read, especially if its online. So be diligent when reading about ways to save money on insurance, and make sure youre getting your information from a reputable source.

Most importantly, if you have any questions, dont hesitate to call your insurance provider for clarification otherwise, it could end up costing you a lot of money.

28 May

9 Investigates how your job can cause higher car insurance premiums


Eyewitness News sent reporter Nancy Alvarez to apply for car insurance with other drivers. Alvarez submitted the same exact information as the volunteers: age, sex, city, car make and model plus driving history. The only difference in the application was the level of education and job.

Alvarez said she was a psychiatrist with a PhD and the volunteers told the truth. In the end, Alvarez always got the better rate.

Geico#39;s 6-month premium for the psychiatrist was $441.90. While for Bill, the manager at Disney, it was $523; thats almost 20 percent more.

A second volunteer, Matt, graduated from a vocational school and works as an assistant. Geico quoted him $609.

That (is) kinda outrageous, said Matt.

Angie, a third volunteer who is a full-time student, also ended up paying almost $200 more for a 6-month premium.

Insurance companies are not allowed to use race or income to set rates, but consumer advocates argue the companies are inadvertently doing just that by using jobs and education as factors.

Consumer advocates said the results could come at a cost to minorities or low-income families.

Eyewitness News found out Allstate and State Farm do not use job description and education on their applications; Progressive and Geico do.

Lynne McChristian, with Insurance Information Institute told Eyewitness News insurance rates aren#39;t set on who crashes more, but who is more likely to file a claim.

The spokesperson said someone with a high salary is more inclined to pay out of pocket for a minor crash than someone living paycheck to paycheck.

Three states have banned this practice. Florida has not because insurance companies argue it creates healthy competition.

The insurance information institute said because different companies use different factors to set rates, it pays to shop around.

Contact Nancy Alvarez for more on this story.

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28 May

Our Opinion: Artistic talent of region’s residents runs deep – and deserves recognition

Diamonds to painters, potters and other people who share their artistic flair in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The Fine Arts Fiesta a multi-day celebration of the visual and performing arts, held in downtown Wilkes-Barre offers a hint at the deep reservoir of talent within area residents, both students and adults. Visit the canopy-covered displays on Public Square. Be uplifted. Be taught. Be teased. Be provoked. Be amused. Be inspired, by the photographs, sculptures and other creations, to patronize our regions many artistic outlets: theaters, studios, museums and galleries. Likewise, be emboldened to nurture and expose your own artsy side.

Coal to conditions at the former Murray Complex in Wilkes-Barre. The site at South Pennsylvania Avenue and Ross Street continues to linger in a kind of semi-demolished state. City police recently filed trespassing charges against three men allegedly found there and who might have been using the place as cover for a crude methamphetamine lab. Firefighters, who also responded during the incident this month, reportedly hosed down the trio as a precaution. But the citys fire chief said he has instructed his crews not to enter the abandoned building, because of its precarious condition. Yikes! How much longer will this trouble spot be allowed to fester?

Diamonds to the people who recently made Kirby Park more eye-catching. Eight members of Team Kirby, a project team participating in this years Leadership Wilkes-Barre program, led the effort to beautify Wilkes-Barres preeminent park by refurbishing benches and acquiring a nearly $24,000 sign. Placed along Market Street, the lit sign helps to ensure people dont mistakenly pass the entrance to the site frequently used for festivals, sporting events and other public gatherings. Smart move. Too often, certain longtime residents wrongly assume that everyone knows their way around the Wyoming Valley, which brings us to

Coal to the people who didnt post detour signs at Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, when traffic barricades were installed for the annual Fine Arts Fiesta. How are newcomers to the city, or to the festivals traffic patterns, supposed to know how to bypass the Square? No signs on North Main Street alerted motorists about the event or the street closure. Not surprisingly, some drivers were observed Friday wrongly changing lanes and heading toward opposing traffic.

Diamonds to Wilkes-Barre Council. At its urging, the city administration is pursuing a less-costly banking setup by requesting proposals from financial institutions that want to handle some of the citys dozens of checking accounts. Responses are due by months end. Council members apparently werent satisfied that the mayor had conducted a wide enough search when he recently proposed transferring a half-dozen accounts to a Dunmore-based bank. A penny saved, as they say

28 May

3 devpt funding agencies approach govt amid global interest in infra

New Delhi: Three multilateral development banks have approached the Indian government urging New Delhi to become a shareholder in these entities as firms and financial institutions from across the globe eye the countrys infrastructure projects.

We have received requests from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) to become members, said a senior government official, who did not wish to be named.

He said the government was evaluating the requests and will take a decision soon. We had asked ICRIER (Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations) to do a study and we will examine the reports and take a decision. We have to see whether our companies can also get access to these markets, the official said.

India plays a major role in several multilateral agencies and has recently been the driving force for the New Development Bank promoted by the BRICS countries. It is also a key player in the China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).

27 May
Comments Off on How Much I Paid For College vs. What Knowledge I Retained

How Much I Paid For College vs. What Knowledge I Retained

Knowledge is power. Money is power. I graduated college lacking both of the two things thatis power.

(NOTE TO MOM AND DAD: You can stop reading now.)

Dont get me wrong, I learned a lot in college: how to shotgun a beer,how to survive on a mac-n-cheese diet, how to have sex, how not to have sex, how to do my own laundry, how to say the The in The Ohio State University (its pronounced thee and its emphasized as if its followed by twelve exclamation points).

What didnt I learn? Any of the material I was there to study.

I calculated the estimated total cost of my college courses using data* gathered from The(e!!!!!!!!!!!!) Ohio State Universitys website. These prices are paired with the remnants of information that have withstood the test of time.Was higher education worth it? Well, like most of the questions my college professors posited, I dont know the answer.

27 May
Comments Off on Berawan community welcomes Gerawat as new Mulu rep

Berawan community welcomes Gerawat as new Mulu rep

MIRI: The Berawan community in Baram warmly welcomes the newly-elected people’s representative for Mulu, Datuk Gerawat Gala and in this respect, its members strive to continue working hand-in-hand with the government.

Sarawak Berawan Association (SBA) president Catherine Awing said the Berawans, being the minority among all communities in Mulu, could not afford to be divided among themselves.

“We all must remain united for our own betterment. We are very grateful that Gerawat, as Barisan Nasional (BN) man, has been elected as the people’s representative for Mulu constituency.

“We talked about, thought of and prayed for Gerawat from nomination up to election day,” she said. As a representative of the Berawans, Catherine urged every member of the community to continue their support for the BN and the government.

“As a rural-based community, we have lots of needs in terms of development; this can only be realised by BN government,” she pointed out.

Catherine also thanked Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem for his willingness to de-gazette the Berawan’s Native Customary Rights (NCR) land in Sungai Melinau within Mulu National Park.

The decision for the NCR land to be given back to the Berawans was proof that the government led by Adenan was a caring and people-centric one.

“We believe that the chief minister has the same plans for the Berawans in Tutoh and in Tinjar,” she said.

27 May
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New Map: School Funding Inequality, Often Measured By State, Is Far Worse Nationally Than You Think

A new report published today by the nonprofit group EdBuild shows that inequality between states is even worse than inequality within states. When looking at state and local funding nationally, the poorest districts in the country get 21 percent fewer dollars per student. In a school of 500 students, thats a gap of nearly $1.5 million between the schools poor and wealthy students attend.

27 May
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Rauner dodges question on funding state’s most needy

Gov. Bruce Rauner on Sunday dodged the question of whether he will sign a bill on his desk that provides $700 million in emergency funding for groups that provide social services to the states most vulnerable residents.

These short-term fixes arent really where we should focus our time, he said, characterizing the legislation as a short-term Band-Aid.

If our businesses are more competitive, well grow our tax revenues, well grow our tax base and well become more competitive and we can afford to become more compassionate and well have the money to fund our human services for our most vulnerable, Rauner said at a manufacturing plant in Bedford Park.

Steve Brown, spokesman for House Speaker Michael Madigan, said Sunday that Rauner signed a similarly structured higher education funding bill in recent weeks, so logic would point toward Rauner also signing off on social service funding.

Weve attempted to work with the governor since he was sworn in in a professional and cooperative way, Brown said. His current plan is moving money from regular families to the 1 percenters.

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Im excited. Im optimistic, Rauner said about work being done to reach a budget deal with nine days left in the General Assemblys spring session.

State Rep. Patti Bellock, R-Hinsdale, the deputy minority leader in the House, said earlier this month that a bipartisan group of legislators formed by Rauner was meeting daily for several hours at a time to hammer out a proposal.

“They’re full-force working on trying to come up with a budget, in line item after line item after line item, and I haven’t seen that in a year and a half, Bellock told a City Club of Chicago audience.

On Sunday, Brown said theres been good discussions there.

Lawmakers will have to go into a costly special session if they don’t reach a budget by the end of May.

All we can do is keep trying, said Rauner, who has refused to sign a budget without pro-business reforms, leaving Illinois without a spending framework for nearly 11 months.

Rauner laughed when asked about Madigans suggestion that the pro-business reforms — such as changes to workers compensation and collective-bargain rights — are part of a personal agenda Rauner is trying to carry out.

Thats so wrong, he said. Thats just fundamentally wrong. This is not my agenda. This is the agenda of the people of Illinois.

Rauner also repeated what he has said in the past: that many Democrats agree with his reform platform in private but have yet to voice their support in public.

Most of them, so far, are only willing to say it privately, but theyre coming together and theyre talking to their leaders and theyre working in good faith, so Im encouraging them, Rauner said. I dont want to get out in front of them, but Im encouraging them, please stand up and do what you say in private you know is right, you know is the right thing to do, lets get a grand compromise.

27 May
Comments Off on CAP UCLA 2016–17 season highlights artistic legacy alongside creative innovation

CAP UCLA 2016–17 season highlights artistic legacy alongside creative innovation

Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA has unveiled its 201617 season which features familiar and iconic names in theater including Mikhail Baryshnikov and Robert Wilson; a rare eight-night residency from perennial spoken-word favorite, humorist David Sedaris; work from three artists of the Judson Church era of dance; and a concert slate highlighted by Burt Bacharach, Diane Reeves, Pat Metheny, Kronos Quartet and more.

We stand as a powerful interlocutor across generations and cultures, said Kristy Edmunds, CAP UCLA artistic and executive director. Through our curatorial and presenting programs, we are able to link the art of performance to the boundless research and scholarship areas throughout UCLA as a whole.

This is the fifth season Edmunds has led UCLAs performing arts presenter. One of several initiatives she instituted is an artist fellows program that allows the center to consistently present and collaborate with master artists across performance disciplines.

Highlights from the upcoming season include performances from several CAP UCLA Artist Fellows. Wilson, the renowned American theater maker, returns to the 201617 program with Letter to a Man, (Nov. 1819) performed by Baryshnikov. Award-winning dance-theater maker Ann Bogart of SITI Company returns for a third consecutive season. This time shes directing a restaging of Kurt Weills and Maxwell Andersons Lost in the Stars. (Jan. 2829) in collaboration with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. CAP UCLA Fellows Kronos Quartet will perform Beyond Zero: 1914-1918, a piece featuring an experimental film from Bill Morrison and score from Serbian composer Aleksandra Vrebalov.

Part of our mission is about facilitating continuity and progression which is vital to public legacy, Edmunds said.

One of the most enduring artists on the CAP UCLA program is Sedaris, whose annual appearances at Royce Hall are sold out. In the 201617 season Sedaris takes up residence at Macgowan Hall in eight intimate performances Jan. 2228, 2017 in the 178-seat Little Theater for Work in Progress, during which the noted humorist will develop material for his upcoming book Theft by Finding.

In her first season as artistic director of CAP UCLA, Edmunds established Los Angeles a place of legacy for New York dancer and choreographer Trisha Brown. The Trisha Brown Dance Company: Retrospective Project included a weeklong series of programs performed in Royce Hall, at the Hammer Museum at UCLA, at the Getty Center, at UCLAs Sunset Recreation amphitheater and even down the side of the Broad Arts Center on campus.

The new season continues to explore Browns legacy with another multi-performance, multi-location presentation of the Trisha Brown Dance Company. In Plain Site will run from March 712. Details on repertoire and collaborating institutions will be announced in September.

Brown is a key figure in what is known as the Judson Church era, which includes a collective of dancers, composers, and visual artists who performed at the Judson Memorial Church in Greenwich Village from 1962 and 1964.