49ers mailbag: 20 questions answered in hurry-up mode

first_imgSANTA CLARA – Fresh off a rare win, the 49ers next get a chance to spoil the Seattle Seahawks’ playoff pursuit. But first let’s answer 20 questions in hurry-up mode for this week’s 49ers mailbag, as fielded via Twitter and Instagram:1. Why didn’t they pass Kittle the ball in the second half? (@ortiz_a49)Kyle Shanahan gave a 375-word answer to this Monday. Simply put: He tried calling George Kittle’s number, the Broncos adjusted their scheme, and (stuff) happens when winning is the top …last_img read more

The Warriors’ Klay Thompson gives ESPN brief bulletin on his contractual status

first_img— ESPN (@espn) February 14, 2019Thompson, as his … As great revelations go, this wasn’t the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls. In fact, it’s not much of a revelation at all.But it was newsworthy enough that the ESPN broadcast crew who worked the Warriors-Portland game Wednesday night felt they ought to share.”Klay Thompson told us before the game, unsolicited, that he wants to finish his career as a Warrior.”— @DavePasch on the broadcast 🔊⬆️ pic.twitter.com/bne7PXmpWTlast_img read more

Thousands Petition Senate Against Proposed VC Tax Hikes

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Analysis#start The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) announced Tuesday that it delivered letters signed by over 1,700 members of the entrepreneurial community to each U.S. Senator in hopes of raising awareness of potentially harmful legislation. The Senate is considering financial reforms that could eliminate capital gains tax incentives for venture capital carried interest, which the NVCA says could lead to a severe decline in VC investments.Carried interest is a share of profits from a successful business partnership that is given to the manager of the fund, or in startup terms, money that is given to a VC or a firm when a company they invest in does well. Capital gains tax is a special lower income tax rate given to VCs based on these long-term investments. “A change in venture capital carried interest will result in less venture investment in U.S. start-ups and fewer new jobs.”– Mark Heesen, NVCAIn other words, as the laws stand now, VCs don’t have to pay full income tax rates on their carried interest from investments. If this new financial reform passes, VCs will no longer be given this special rate and will be forced to pay higher taxes – a situation many believe would directly lead to fewer investments.As NVCA president Mark Heesen argues, this kind of legislation is in direct conflict with the government’s goals to turn the country around economically. “As more than 1,700 VCs, entrepreneurs and concerned citizens will attest, a change in venture capital carried interest will result in less venture investment in U.S. start-ups and fewer new jobs. If venture capital investment disappears, there is no other asset class which will fill this void,” said Heesen in a press release Tuesday.Tuesday, the NVCA delivered a document including a cover letter and 44 pages of signatures protesting the changes to the desks of each U.S. senator – 4,500 pages in all. Perhaps the sheer weight of the petitions themselves will have a lasting impact on the senators before they vote on the legislation.According to the letter penned by Scale Venture Partners Managing Director and NVCA Chair Kate Mitchell, venture backed companies now account for 11% of the American workforce. Over half a million employees currently work at companies receiving venture funding. “These companies have added thousands of new positions each month throughout the recession and will continue to do so,” adds Mitchell.With further regulations proposed by Senator Christopher Dodd, which would require angel investments to be approved by the SEC, the future of the VC industry could be in danger of being crippled by legislation. For a country that is hell-bent on job creation and reversing the financial downturn, it seems backwards to be limiting the very investments that have steadily produced job opportunities for years. Entrepreneurship is what founded this country and it is what continues to drive us into the future. Attempting to restrict and tax those that fund entrepreneurship is not likely to be a viable long term solution to our current woes.Photo by Flickr user Kevin Burkett. Related Posts chris cameroncenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

NBA breaks 3-point record for seventh consecutive season

first_imgCayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess MOST READ Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving LATEST STORIES Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Google Philippines names new country director Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Orlando Magic guard Evan Fournier (10) goes up for a 3-pointer during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)MIAMI — It’s official: In the NBA, this was the year of the 3-pointer.Again.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Playoff-bound Clippers stay hot in dominant win over Cavaliers Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The NBA has set a record for 3-pointers made for the seventh consecutive year, after the 25,808th of the season was made Saturday night. The league is on pace for about an 8 percent rise in 3-pointers over last season — and 3s are getting made a staggering 57 percent more often than what was the case just five years ago.The league record for total 3-pointers attempted was broken earlier this month, with 72,354 getting hoisted entering Saturday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe first season where the NBA combined to make 15,000 3-pointers was 2009-10. The 20,000 plateau was broken just three seasons ago, and this season’s total is on pace to end up just shy of 28,000. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

280 artists back Albert Schultzs accusers ask Soulpepper board to acknowledge harm

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Twitter Advertisement The letter, titled “Harassment at Soulpepper Theatre Company,” says the artists say they were prepared to refuse to work with the company “as a sign of solidarity” with the four women alleging harassment by Schultz, its former artistic director, as long as he had some role with the company.Last week, Diana Bentley, Kristin Booth, Patricia Fagan and Hannah Miller took aim at Schultz with four separate civil suits, claiming unwanted sexual touching, groping and harassment over a period spanning 13 years. The statements of claim also named Soulpepper Theatre among their respondents. Advertisementcenter_img Plaintiffs, from left, Diana Bentley, Hannah Miller, Kristin Booth and Patricia Fagan attend a press conference after filing lawsuits alleging sexual harassment by Soulpepper Theatre Company director Albert Schultz. (Christopher Katsarov/Canadian Press) Facebook Advertisement Some 280 artists are throwing their support behind the actresses accusing Albert Schultz of sexual misconduct, saying they believe there are “more stories like theirs that have not been told.”Sarah Polley, Ann-Marie MacDonald and Soulpepper Theatre founding member Ted Dykstra are among 280 people who attached their names to an open letter sent to the company Monday.FULL LIST OF SIGNATURESlast_img read more

Athabasca Chipewyan battling oilsands project

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Athabasca Fort Chipewyan First Nation is trying to stop hearings into an oilsands expansion project on their traditional territory.The Alberta government’s justice review panel is supposed to begin public hearings into Shell Canada’s plans to expand one of their open pit mines.But the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation is trying to get a court injunction to stop them.They say the government failed to consult properly over the Jackpine Project.They want to know more about predicted losses of habitat and wildlife before the hearings go ahead.last_img read more

Dwyane Wade Miamis Big 3 to Decide on Future

The NBA free agent season could be extraordinary this summer. . . or not so much. Miami Heat’s Big 3 — LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh — could opt out of their contracts and field suitors, which would create much drama, reminiscent of four years ago when James and Bosh left their respective teams to join Miami. Of course, they also could remain with the Heat.The three met before they made their free agent decision in 2010 and could have another such meeting before their June 30 opt-out deadlines, which allows them to leave in 2014, 2015 or 2016.Wade said: “As players, you only have so much time and you only have so many moments where you have the ability to control your own fate, so it’s not a bad thing at all if that’s what someone is thinking. I haven’t had that conversation with Chris. I haven’t had that conversation with Bron.”Wade revealed in an ESPN The Magazine story that the three, who have gone to three straight finals and won the last two, plan to have that conversation at some point.“When we sat down and we signed our deals and all of us made sure we had an opt out in that fourth year, that was our option,” Wade said. “So the option is there and you would hope that someone wants to be able to use their option as a player.”Wade took a pay cut and took less than a max deal to help the Heat add some depth to their roster in 2010, and it’s possible the Heat could approach him about doing so again this summer.Wade is due $42 million over the next two years, which would be the most lucrative contract years of his career. But the Heat could try to convince Wade and the others — in the name of more titles — to take another discount.“I’m at a position where I don’t really have to worry about it,” said Wade, who also won a title for the Heat in 2006. “I’ve been with the same organization for now 11 years. We’ve won multiple championships, so it’s no reason where I need to think about that yet. I’m not at a point where we are a bad team and I need to think about the future, so right now I’m really focused on just enjoying this team, enjoying our quest to try to ‘Three-peat.’ And when the season is over, and whatever happens, then I will sit down and I will sit down with Chris and I will sit down with Bron and I will sit down and make the best decision for myself and my family.” read more

La Jolla Village Drive reopened after construction finishes one day early

first_img February 14, 2019 Posted: February 14, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom La Jolla Village Drive reopened after construction finishes one day early SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – La Jolla Village Drive at Genesee Avenue was reopened today, one day ahead of schedule, when workers finished installing concrete girders above the intersection. Construction crews began placing the four girders last Friday, each weighing 95 tons, and had expected to re-open the roadway tomorrow.According to the San Diego Association of Governments, the concrete set and hardened faster than expected, allowing crews to reopen the heavily traveled intersection to traffic this morning.The girder installation is part of the $2.17 billion Mid-Coast Trolley Blue Line Extension, which includes a planned 11-mile extension of trolley service by MTS from Santa Fe Depot in downtown San Diego to University City.The trolley will eventually run on the raised tracks where the girders were installed.The extension will add trolley stops in Mission Bay Park, UC San Diego and Westfield UTC. SANDAG received $1.04 billion in funding from the Federal Transit Administration to complete the project.The extension and related projects are intended to reduce traffic congestion as the county’s population increases. Construction on the extension began in 2016 and is scheduled to be fully  completed in 2021.More info: https://bit.ly/2TysykI Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more