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first_imgCaitlyn Mac Kechnie led UCLA with one goal and two assists off the bench. Christina DiMartino also scored. Loyola Marymount 2, Sacramento State 0: Late goals from freshman Gabby Parisella (80th minute) and junior Michelle Kanama (88th minute) lifted host LMU (8-3-1) to its eighth consecutive victory. Sacramento State is 6-3-2. Men’s tennis USC sophomore Robert Farah lost, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4, to Georgia’s Travis Helgeson in the men’s singles final at the ITA All-American Championships in Tulsa, Okla. Farah had reached the main draw as a qualifier, winning eight matches in six days on his way to the championship match against the fourth-seeded Helgeson. Farah became the first Trojan to reach the All-American singles final since 1987, when Scott Melville won the title. Farah is also the first qualifier to reach the final since 2001. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! From news services Call it flat out dominance or picking on the wounded, but either way the No. 2 UCLA women’s soccer team had their way with visiting No. 5 Santa Clara on Sunday, defeating the Broncos, 4-1. The Bruins (7-1-2) scored two goals in each half and simply had more energy throughout. “Today was definitely the best soccer we’ve played all season,” sophomore Lauren Cheney said. “It was just good to come together against one of the top teams in the country.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityThe Broncos (7-2-1) were fatigued and often looked timid in battles to the ball. They came to Westwood with a shortened roster and out of breath after a playing No. 1 Stanford to a 0-0 overtime tie Friday. “We had eight players unavailable for today and Friday because of injury,” Coach Jerry Smith said. “I’d like to know who had the No. 1 team on Friday, the No. 2 team on Sunday, both away, and with 40 percent of their roster unavailable to them and see how they do.” Although the Bruins mostly kept the ball on the Broncos’ side of the field after the opening whistle, Santa Clara went on the scoreboard first. Cheney provided an answer, picking up two goals in a span of five minutes to give the Bruins a 2-1 lead going into halftime. “I think was early in the game and none of us panicked,” Cheney said. “They got a good goal and they caught us sleeping, and we just came back and played our game and thankfully we got four more.” last_img read more


first_img Categories: Lower News,News A proposal to fix Michigan’s no-fault car insurance system, supported by state Rep. Jim Lower, today was signed into law.The new law will bring hundreds of dollars in savings to drivers in Gratiot and Montcalm counties through lower car insurance prices – offering personal injury coverage options, combating fraud and abuse, and addressing medical costs.“I am proud to be a part of the historic 100th Michigan Legislature and the reforms within this proposal are truly historic due to the decades of gridlock that state government faced with this issue,” said Lower, of Greenville. “The Legislature took the lead on this after hearing loud and clear from residents across the state who were facing tough financial decisions because of the high cost of car insurance. They needed real rate relief and this plan delivers that.”Mandated unlimited lifetime health care coverage through car insurance plans is a primary reason why costs are so high in Michigan. The new law allows those currently using the coverage to keep it, and those who want it in the future to continue buying it – all while providing more affordable options.For the first time in Michigan’s history, drivers will be able to have a choice in their level of PIP coverage. Beginning in 2020, many will be able to opt out of personal injury protection altogether, including seniors with retiree health coverage such as Medicare and those with health insurance policies that cover car accident-related injuries. Others will be able to continue with unlimited coverage or choose PIP limits of $250,000 or $500,000. A $50,000 option will be available for drivers on Medicaid.Other reforms include:• A fee schedule to rein in runaway costs that result from medical care providers charging far more to treat car accident victims than other patients.• An anti-fraud unit will help crack down on those abusing the system, helping to further lower car insurance rates.• Non-driving factors, such as ZIP codes, home ownership and educational level, can’t be used to determine rates. 30May Rep. Lower commends signature of plan to reform state’s broken car insurance systemlast_img read more


ATTAC has staged protests at Apple outlets in Paris and Aix-en-Provence. Banners held by activists read ‘We will stop when Apple pays up’ and ‘Apple pay your taxes’ Attac had staged a sit-in at Apple’s flagship Paris store on December 2, blocking access for several hours in protest at what they claimed was “massive tax evasion” by the US tech giant.Apple said the demonstration put customers’ and employees’ safety at risk and sought a court order barring the activists from further protests inside its stores.Attac had previously held protests at stores in Paris and Aix-en-Provence in November, demanding Apple pay billions of euros which the EU says it owes in back taxes.But a Paris court dismissed Apple’s claim that there was a risk of “imminent damage” from further protests, so long as these were peaceful and did not block access to the store.It noted Apple had not reported any damage from the peaceful Paris protest in December.Attac, which branded the lawsuit an assault on the right to protest, hailed the ruling in its favour.”The court has recognised the legitimacy of our actions and went as far as to say we behaved in the general interest,” said its spokesman Raphael Pradeau.He added the group has no plans to stop protesting against the company.Apple did not immediately respond to requests to comment.In 2016, the EU said Apple owed $14.5 billion in back taxes after it negotiated highly favourable tax arrangements with the Irish government.The tech giant also came under fire late last year when leaked financial documents known as the Paradise Papers showed it shifted tens of billion of dollars between tax havens to minimise taxes.Last month the company announced it would pay $38 billion (31 billion euros) on profits repatriated from overseas as it boosts investments in the United States.Apple, which claims to be the largest US taxpayer, is also one of the biggest beneficiaries of a tax-lowering bill passed by the US Congress in December. Explore further A French court on Friday threw out a complaint by Apple demanding a ban on protests at its stores by the tax campaign group Attac. © 2018 AFP Activists occupy Paris Apple store over EU tax dispute Citation: Apple loses bid to ban protests by French tax campaign group (2018, February 23) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-02-apple-protests-french-tax-campaign.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. read more