Ohills AG http://ohills-ag.org/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 23:50:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://ohills-ag.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/cropped-icon-32x32.png Ohills AG http://ohills-ag.org/ 32 32 SWAT Team and FBI Respond to Hostages Held in Texas Synagogue – NBC Connecticut https://ohills-ag.org/swat-team-and-fbi-respond-to-hostages-held-in-texas-synagogue-nbc-connecticut/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 23:11:52 +0000 https://ohills-ag.org/swat-team-and-fbi-respond-to-hostages-held-in-texas-synagogue-nbc-connecticut/

Texas authorities were negotiating with a man holding hostages, including a rabbi and possibly others, at a Dallas-Fort Worth synagogue on Saturday afternoon.

The man is seeking the release of a federal prisoner who was convicted in 2010 of attempted murder in a terrorism-related case, officials said.

The Colleyville Police Department tweeted Saturday afternoon he was conducting SWAT operations at Congregation Beth Israel.

At least four hostages are believed to be inside the synagogue, according to two law enforcement officials who were not authorized to discuss the ongoing investigation and who spoke to The Associated Press under cover of anonymity.

Police were first called to the synagogue around 11 a.m. and people were evacuated from the surrounding neighborhood soon after, Chaumont said.

No injuries were reported, Chaumont said.

Three senior law enforcement officials briefed on the situation said the man was holding a rabbi, and potentially others, hostage. The man told authorities he wanted Aafia Siddiqui released from federal prison.

Siddiqui, 49, was convicted by a federal jury in 2010 of attempting to kill US officers in Afghanistan and is currently being held at FMC Carswell, a federal prison in Fort Worth, Texas.

Law enforcement officials in Texas are trying to determine if the person holding the rabbi and potentially other hostages is in fact linked to Siddiqui.

FBI Dallas spokeswoman Katie Chaumont said an FBI SWAT team was also on the scene and crisis negotiators contacted someone inside the synagogue. But she couldn’t say if the person was armed, and she declined to describe what the person said to authorities, citing operational sensitivity.

“It’s an evolving situation, and we have a lot of law enforcement personnel on the scene,” Chaumont said.

Law enforcement closed access to the roads surrounding the synagogue on Saturday afternoon.

Services were streamed live on the synagogue’s Facebook page for some time. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported that an angry man could be heard ranting and talking about religion at times during the live broadcast, which did not show what was going on inside the synagogue.

Shortly before 2 p.m., the man said, “You have to do something. I don’t want to see this guy dead. Moments later, the power was cut off.

The man, who used profanity, repeatedly mentioned his sister, Islam, and that he thought he was going to die, the Star-Telegram reported.

Colleyville, a community of about 26,000 people, is about 23 kilometers northeast of Fort Worth.

Jen Psaki, White House Press Secretary tweeted By Saturday evening, President Joe Biden had been briefed and was receiving updates from senior officials.

Governor Greg Abbott tweeted that the situation was “tense” but that state law enforcement was “working with local and federal teams to achieve the best and safest outcome.”

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said he was monitoring the situation closely. “We pray for the safety of hostages and rescuers,” he wrote on Twitter.

Israel’s consul general in Houston is en route to the scene of the incident, Foreign Minister Yair Lapid said in a statement, adding that Israeli officials “are in close contact with U.S. law enforcement. “.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations, the nation’s largest Muslim advocacy group, condemned the attack on Saturday.

“This latest anti-Semitic attack on a place of worship is an unacceptable evil act,” CAIR Deputy National Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell said in a statement. “We stand in solidarity with the Jewish community and pray that law enforcement will be able to quickly and safely release the hostages. No cause can justify or excuse this crime.

This is breaking news. Please check for updates.

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Off the Menu: Restaurant Week at Mohegan Sun https://ohills-ag.org/off-the-menu-restaurant-week-at-mohegan-sun/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 12:12:00 +0000 https://ohills-ag.org/off-the-menu-restaurant-week-at-mohegan-sun/

Among the signs of the sense of normalcy that is repopulating everyday life is the return of restaurant weeks.

The Mohegan Sun Resort Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut has such a promotion for later this month. Taking place from January 23-27, their Restaurant Week brings together a number of high-profile casino dining destinations.

The Italian restaurant VALLO offers a three-course dinner offering guests a choice of starters, the option to choose from four different dishes and a cannoli for dessert. The meal plan price is $35.

Michael Jordan’s Steak House has concocted a three-course dining experience around a seared tuna steak. The Caesar salad is the entrée and a chocolate bread pudding serves as the finale.

Lobster will be the attraction at Jasper White’s Summer Shack, where it will be served with a salad to start and a lime pie to finish.

Lansdowne Irish Pub, SolToro and Sushi Koya are among the other Mohegan Sun establishments participating in the promotion.

More details about Restaurant Week at Mohegan Sun can be found at mohegansun.com or by calling 888-226-7711.

The ancestor of restaurant weeks, NYC Restaurant Week, is back as a winter 2022 edition from January 18 to February 13.

Organized and promoted by NYC & Company, the Big Apple’s travel and convention agency, this winter’s “week” has prices for two-course lunches and three-course dinner menus set at $29, $39 and $59 with 450 restaurants in the city’s five cities. participating boroughs. As is customary, Saturdays are excluded from the program and Sunday participation is up to individual restaurants.

Restaurants in New York are subject to a proof of vaccination order for dining out.

Alongside Restaurant Week, NYC Broadway Week is also held, with many major musicals and plays offering two-for-one price deals on tickets.

For more details on either promotion, visit nycgo.com.

NYC & Company answers at (212) 484-1200.

One of this winter’s most innovative drink specials has been introduced by Baltimore, MD-based THB Bagelry and Deli.

During the holiday season, the three-unit chain promoted Old Bay Hot Chocolate as a limited-time special and found it so well-received that they are considering it for permanent menu status.

Old Bay Hot Chocolate is made from a hot chocolate mix in which Old Bay seasoning has been mixed in sensible amounts. When served, the drink is topped with whipped cream sprinkled with additional Old Bay.

Originally developed and promoted by a Baltimore-area spice merchant as a seasoning for crab, shrimp and other seafood, Old Bay is a proprietary blend of celery seed, paprika, red pepper and other aromas. It is currently produced by McCormick & Co, Inc., a leading manufacturer of spices, seasonings and condiments.

An Old Bay hot chocolate recipe is available at mccormick.com/old-bay/recipes/beverage/old-bay-hot-chocolate.

Although January is often a quiet time in the menu development cycle for major restaurant brands, two chains rolled out limited-time offers this month.

Starbucks is promoting a Pistachio Latte. Made with espresso and steamed milk, the drink is flavored with pistachio “sauce” and topped with a filling of brown butter cookies. The drink should be available during the winter months.

Taco Bell has turned to an all-time favorite snack, chicken wings, to round out its winter menu offerings. Only available after 2 p.m., the fried wings are seasoned with queso seasoning and served with a spicy ranch dip.

Mohegan Sun will hold its 18th annual Sun Wine and Food Festival the weekend of January 28-30.

The festivities actually begin on Thursday, January 27 with a “private dinner” hosted by James Beard Award winner Todd English. The five-course dinner will be accompanied by notable wines from Far Niente and Nickle & Nickel.

A “Whiskeys of the World” event will take place on Friday evening, January 28, where attendees can sample whiskeys and sample hearty “bites” from the regions in which the spirits were produced.

The main event, the Grand Tasting, will take place on Saturday, January 29 at the Earth Expo & Convention Center, with over 1,000 varieties of wine, beer and spirits to sample.

The festival culminates with a football-themed match-day brunch on Sunday.

A COVID-19 protocol requiring proof of vaccination or a negative test result applies to admission to the Fest event.

For a complete schedule of all Sun Wine and Food Fest events, plus links to purchase discounted tickets in advance, go to mohegansun.com/sun-wine-and-food-fest.html .

Taco Bell made headlines earlier this month when it launched its “Taco Lover’s Pass,” a subscription program that gives pass holders a free taco a day for 30 days. The pass costs $10.

Seven variations of Taco Bell tacos can be ordered through the subscription program. The pass can only be purchased through the brand’s mobile app, which must also be used to order the free tacos provided by the pass.

Like most restaurant subscription programs developed over the past couple of years, the Taco Lover’s Pass is primarily designed to attract new members to the chain’s loyalty program. In a test of the subscription plan conducted last fall in the Tucson, Arizona area, Taco Bell found that nearly one in five pass buyers became a member of the loyalty program in order to access the ‘offer.

The Irish House restaurant in West Springfield has announced that it is temporarily reducing its à la carte restaurant operations to protect customers, friends and staff.

The Trinity Pub part of the operation will remain open, serving a light menu of sandwiches and soups as well as drinks. The opening hours of the Trinity Pub will be Wednesday to Saturday from 4pm to 10pm and Sunday from 1pm to 6pm.

Irish House Restaurant and Trinity Pub, still available for party rentals, answer (413) 342-4358.

Sandwich chain Arby’s has launched a new menu that it claims is the spiciest sandwich in the fast food universe.

Characterized by the company’s marketing executives as an experience that’s “not for the faint-hearted,” Diablo Dare includes Ghost Pepper Jack cheese, hot seasoning, jalapeno peppers, and a special ultra-hot barbecue sauce. spicy, all piled on a bun with a chipotle-chilli jerk. The sandwich comes in two versions – one with a chicken breast cutlet and a second with sliced ​​breast.

To underscore the serious assault on taste buds a Diablo Dare sandwich does, Arby’s is serving a complimentary vanilla shake alongside as an antidote to the heat.

The channel is also running a social media promotion on TikTok. The “Diablo Dare Hashtag Challenge” challenges sandwich shoppers to show their TikTok followers how much of a sandwich they’re capable of before taking a sip or two of the refreshing shake.

Diablo Dare sandwiches will be available through February 6 at participating Arby’s restaurants.

The organizing drive at the Starbucks store continues to gain momentum as four additional locations recently filed union election demands with the National Labor Relations Board. The cafes affected are located in Seattle, Chicago, Knoxville, TN and a suburb of Denver, CO.

The National Labor Relations Board also reportedly ruled that Starbucks Workers United won a previously contested organizing election at one of three Buffalo, New York, area sites that began the effort to organize. unionization.

Labor relations experts characterize the organizing movement at Starbucks as being characterized by localized “micro-unions”. Thanks in part to social media chatter about successful efforts so far, the desire to unionize could very well spread to other Starbucks locations in the coming months.

Hugh Robert is a faculty member of the Hospitality and Culinary Arts program at Holyoke Community College and has over 45 years of experience in the restaurant and education sectors. Robert can be reached online at OffTheMenuGuy@aol.com.

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Connecticut’s northern counties brace for weekend wintry weather https://ohills-ag.org/connecticuts-northern-counties-brace-for-weekend-wintry-weather/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 04:30:00 +0000 https://ohills-ag.org/connecticuts-northern-counties-brace-for-weekend-wintry-weather/ Public works crews will be ready to pre-treat the roads on Sunday evening, but are advising people to stay home if they can.

TORRINGTON, Connecticut – The winter storm from Sunday evening to Monday morning will impact the entire state, but all eyes are on Litchfield County where it can receive up to six inches of snow.

Business owners, officials and residents are ready to do what it takes to weather the storm and the freezing temperatures.

“Only excited if we can get 12, 14 or 16 inches,” said Jon Barbagallo, public information officer for the Norfolk Fire Department.

If you live in what they call the “Connecticut icehouse”, also known as the city of Norfolk, winter weather might not be a big deal.

RELATED: Utility companies prepared for gusty winds and freezing temperatures

However, any type of snow forecast is an exciting time for residents.

“I make sure my firewood is ready to go and the woodstove and I have everything ready to go in case we lose power,” Barbagallo added.

Freezing temperatures and giant snowstorms are the norm up there, and adapting is easy.

“One of the ways we do that is by curling here at Norfolk Curling Club and it’s a great way to get exercise in the winter and stay warm at the same time,” Barbagallo added.

RELATED: Lamont Activates Severe Cold Weather Protocol

In Hartford County, preparation and panic quickly set in.

Even though the storm is two days away, supermarkets like Stew Leonard’s in Newington have noticed more people than usual.

“We usually see like a 30% increase in sales just because of a snow storm, so mostly it’s also a holiday weekend, Martin Luther King Jr.’s holiday on Monday, so that’s usually a busy weekend in general, but in addition with a snowstorm or potential for a snowstorm, it could be very crowded,” said Jenn Polaski, manager of Newington’s Stew Leonard’s.

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Polaski told FOX61 that whenever a storm is around the corner, shoppers turn to food for comfort.

“Yeah we definitely added cashiers, we talked about that before, so on Sunday we definitely added because it will be the last busiest chance,” Polaski added.

RELATED: School bus companies battle brutal cold Tuesday morning

Michael Looney, the director of Hartford’s public works department, said he received an additional 500 tons of salt, which is more than enough to get through at least January.

Crews will begin pre-treating the roads around 7-8 p.m. Sunday with up to 27 trucks in full force and 60 people at work.

“A few of our neighborhoods that have a number of hills that we need to pay more attention to when we lounge during storms – that’s something we need to watch out for and of course the decks get cold sooner than the other surfaces,” Looney said.

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Orange County Scores and Player Stats for Friday, January 14 – Orange County Register https://ohills-ag.org/orange-county-scores-and-player-stats-for-friday-january-14-orange-county-register/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 00:41:35 +0000 https://ohills-ag.org/orange-county-scores-and-player-stats-for-friday-january-14-orange-county-register/

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Orange County game scores and stats on Friday, January 14.


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FRIDAILY SCORES

BOYS BASKETBALL

SPAULDING HOOPHALL CLASSIC

Mater Dei 73, Eastern Catholic (CT) 58

RM: Davidson 14 pts, 10 rebs. Minter 13 pts. Belnap 11 points. Bartlett 10 points, 11 rebounds.

TRINITY LEAGUE

Santa Margarita 48, Saint John Bosco 46 (OT)

SM: Reynolds 12 points. Rhee 11 pts. Evans 4 pts, 9 rebs, 5 blocks.

SJB: Harrington 14 points. Turner 10 points.

Note: Santa Margarita sent the game to overtime on a 3-pointer at the buzzer from Rockwell Reynolds and won it on a 3-pointer from Ethan Rhee at the buzzer OT.

Other sheet music Trinity

Lutheran Orange 73, JSerra 67 (OT)

GARDEN GROVE LEAGUE

La Quinta 68, Los Amigos 36

Bolsa Grande 38, Loara 32

EMPIRE LEAGUE

Tustin 31, Kennedy 23

Tus: Nyeazi 10 pts, 10 rebs.

Ken: Garcia 7 points

Cypress 45, Valencia 44

Cyp: Kim 11 pts (3 3-pts). Papke 8 pts.

Val: Meagher 11 points. Hughes 10 points.

ORANGE COAST LEAGUE

Santa Ana 71, Estancia 54

Calvary Chapel 84, Saddleback 39

CRESTVIEW LEAGUE

Villa Park 49, El Dorado 48

VP: Albertini 19 pts, Strong 14 pts.

ED: Kang 15 pts, H. Novak 12 pts

Buttress 49, Canyon 46

FH: Cruz Billings 12 points. Bernhard 8 pts, 8 reps. Hortons 7 points.

Can: Marks 15 pts, Howard 11 pts, Benjamin 11 pts.

Records: Foothill 17-1

NORTHERN HILLS LEAGUE

Yorba Linda 60, Esperanza 47

HIGHWAY LEAGUE

Sonora 76, Sunny Hills 63

SURFING LEAGUE

Los Alamitos 57, Laguna Beach 46

WAVE LEAGUE

Marina 73, Huntington Beach 48

SOUTH COAST LEAGUE

Mission Viejo 50, Capistrano Valley 45

Tesoro 46, Trabuco Hills 41

SEA VIEW LEAGUE

Aliso Niguel 71 years old, Dana Hills 65 years old

Aliso: Weaver 35 points, Novida 18 points.

Other Sea View Game

San Juan Hills vs. El Toro, ppd.

WEST GOLD LEAGUE

Garden Grove 64, Westminster 56 (OT)

GG: Ortega 22 points. Abarca 13 pts

Other Golden West game

Ocean View vs. Katella, ppd.

LEAGUE 605

Glenn 44, Oxford Academy 31

OUT OF LEAGUE

San Clemente 79, University 45

CS: Spaeth 17 pts, Gardiner 15 pts, Mehrens 13 pts.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

EMPIRE LEAGUE

Cypress 72, Valencia 59

Val: Beard 22 pts, 14 rebs, 2 asts, A. Mirhan 14 pts

Cyp: Collins 16 pts, 6 rebs, Arnold 13 pts, 3 stls, Shigekawa 13 pts (3 3-ptrs)

Other Empire sheet music

Crean Lutheran 69, Pacifica 15

Tustin 39, Kennedy 38

GARDEN GROVE LEAGUE

Loara 40, Bolsa Grande 24

HIGHWAY LEAGUE

Sonora 46, Sunny Hills 44

Son: Sheikh 18 pts, 6 rebs. Robles 17 pts (8 in the 4th quarter)

SH: Make 16 points. Parra 9 pts.

Other Freeway sheet music

Buena Park 50, La Habra 43

Troy 81, Fullerton 15

WEST GOLD LEAGUE

Ocean View 28, Katella 20

Westminster 41, Garden Grove 39

OUT OF LEAGUE

Estancia 48, Samueli Academy 23

East: Sanchez 15 pts, 13 rebs, 8 assists. Meza 7 pts, 9 rebounds. Sihabouj 10 reps.

Other non-league scores

Esperanza 61, Yorba Linda 22

El Dorado 55, Villa Park 25

Brea Olinda 66, El Modena 19

Buttress 49, Canyon 33

BOYS SOCCER

SOUTH COAST LEAGUE

Capistrano Valley 4, Mission Viejo 3

San Clemente 0, San Juan Hills 0

SEA VIEW LEAGUE

Aliso Niguel 3, Trabuco Hills 0

CRESTVIEW LEAGUE

Villa Park 6, Brea Olinda 0

El Dorado 2, Canyon 2

NORTHERN HILLS LEAGUE

Buttress 4, El Modena 0

HIGHWAY LEAGUE

Fullerton 2, Troy 1

La Habra 2, Buena Park 0

SURFING LEAGUE

Edison 3, Corona del Mar 1

Goals: (Edi) Munier 3

Other Surf score

Los Alamitos 3, Valley of the Fountain 0

WAVE LEAGUE

Newport Harbor 2, Laguna Beach 0

EMPIRE LEAGUE

Kennedy 2, Tustin 1

Pacifica 1, Crean Lutheran 1

Valencia 3, Cypress 1

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Portola 3, Northwood 2

Laguna Hills 2, University 1

Woodbridge 2, Irvine 0

GARDEN GROVE LEAGUE

Loara 6, Bolsa Grande 0

Los Amigos 6, La Quinta 0

Rancho Alamitos 0, Santiago 0

TRINITY LEAGUE

Servite 4, Mater Dei 1

Goals: (Ser) Graham 2, Villeda, Rodriguez. MD Neil

Assists: (Ser) Villeda, Uriostegui, Rico. (MD)Jones

Record: (Ser) Cook 5

Other Trinity sheet music

JSerra 1, Lutheran Orange 0

ORANGE COAST LEAGUE

Santa Ana 3, Estancia 1

Costa Mesa 2, Orange 1

WEST GOLD LEAGUE

Godinez 4, Bosquet Garden 0

Westminster 4, ocean view 1

Katella 0, Segerstrom 0

GIRLS SOCCER

EMPIRE LEAGUE

Cypress 4, Valencia 0

Pacifica 3, Crean Lutheran 0

Kennedy 5, Tustin 1

GARDEN GROVE LEAGUE

Bolsa Grande 6, Loara 0

Los Amigos 5, La Quinta 0

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Portola 1, Northwood 0

SAN JOAQUIN LEAGUE

Sainte-Marguerite 3, Pacifica Christian 0

WATER POLO GIRL

OXNARD TOURNAMENT

El Dorado 10, Channel Islands 0

El Dorado 14, Newbury Park 3

DIAMOND BAR TOURNAMENT

Brea Olinda 7, La Habra 6

Burroughs/Burbank 13, Pacifica 5

La Habra 13, Arcadia 3

Santa Fe Christian 12, Buena Park 8

Buena Park 16, Pacifica 8

Temple City 14, Fullerton 5

OUT OF LEAGUE

Foothill 10, Harvard-Westlake 8

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Expiration of child tax credits hits home – NBC Connecticut https://ohills-ag.org/expiration-of-child-tax-credits-hits-home-nbc-connecticut/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 06:10:19 +0000 https://ohills-ag.org/expiration-of-child-tax-credits-hits-home-nbc-connecticut/

For the first time in six months, families are forgoing a monthly child tax credit installment on Friday — a program that was meant to be part of President Joe Biden’s legacy, but instead came across as a point of departure. shed light on who is worthy of government support.

Retired Andy Roberts, of St. Albans, West Virginia, relied on the checks to help raise his two young grandchildren, whom he and his wife adopted because the birth parents are recovering from a substance addiction.

The Roberts are now at $550 a month. The money helped pay for Girl Scouts, ballet and acting classes, and children’s shoes, which Roberts says are more expensive than adult shoes. The tax credit, he said, was a “godsend.”

“It will force you to tighten your belt, if you have anything to tighten,” Roberts said of the loss of payments.

The monthly tax credits were part of Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package – and the president had proposed extending them for another full year as part of a separate measure focused on economic and social programs.

But Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, of Roberts’ home state of West Virginia, opposed extending the credit, fearing the money would discourage people from working and any additional federal spending is fueling inflation which has already reached almost 40- year highs.

The United States is dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, a labor shortage and soaring prices. NBCLX Political Editor Noah Pransky explains what is causing these complex issues and what the Biden White House is capable of doing about them.

According to IRS data, 305,000 West Virginia children benefited from the expanded credit last month.

Manchin’s opposition in the equally divided Senate derailed Biden’s social spending package and caused expanded tax credits that rolled out in the middle of each month to expire in January. This reduces family incomes just when people are grappling with higher prices.

However, families only received half of their 2021 credit on a monthly basis and the other half will be received once they file their taxes in the coming months. The amount of the credit will be reduced in 2022, with full payments only going to families who have earned enough income to owe taxes, a policy choice that will limit benefits for poorer households. And the credits for 2022 won’t come until people file their taxes early the following year.

West Virginia families interviewed by The Associated Press pointed to rising grocery and gas bills and said they will have to make do with less of a financial cushion than a few months ago.

“You’re going to have to learn to adapt,” said Roberts, who worked as a car dealership for five decades. “You never really dreamed that everything would blow up all of a sudden. It’s $7-8 a pound.

By the Biden administration’s calculations, the expanded child tax credit and its monthly payments were a political success that brought in $93 billion over six months. More than 36 million families received the payments in December. Payments were $300 per month for each child 5 and under and $250 per month for children ages 6 to 17.

The Treasury Department declined to answer questions about the expiration of the expanded child tax credit, which has become a politically sensitive issue under Biden’s stalled nearly $2 trillion economic package. in the Senate.

Manchin backed some form of work requirement for people receiving the payment, fearing the automatic government aid could push people out of their jobs. Yet his main objection, in a written statement last month, skirted that issue as he voiced concerns about inflation and a one-year extension obscuring the true costs of a tax credit that could become permanent.

“My fellow Democrats in Washington are committed to radically reshaping our society in a way that makes our country even more vulnerable to the threats we face,” Manchin said. He added that he was worried about inflation and the size of the national debt.

Young people are much more likely to prioritize issues like climate change over the national debt than older generations when they go to the voting booth, research shows. NBCLX political editor Noah Pransky explores the reasons for this generational divide.

The Census Bureau surveyed recipients’ spending habits in September and October. Almost a third used the credit to pay for school expenses, while about 25% of families with young children spent it on child care. About 40% of recipients said they relied primarily on the cash to pay off their debts.

There are distinct benefits in terms of improved outcomes for poor children, whose families previously could not access the full tax credit because their incomes were too low. An analysis by the Urban Institute estimated that extending credit as developed by the Biden administration would reduce child poverty by 40%.

The tax credits did not cause an immediate exodus of the labor force, as some legislators had feared. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the percentage of people with jobs fell from 58% the month before monthly payments began to 59.5% last month. This same trend occurred in West Virginia, where the employment-to-population ratio reached the pre-pandemic level of 52.9%.

There is academic debate over whether credit could suppress long-term employment, with most studies suggesting that the impact would be statistically negligible.

Academics studying the tax credit are torn about how a permanent program would affect the economy and the well-being of children.

Katherine Michelmore, an associate professor of public policy at the University of Michigan, and two other researchers estimated that about 350,000 parents would leave the workforce, a figure that isn’t that big in an economy of around 150 million. jobs.

Michelmore said the long-term effects of a permanent tax credit would have a positive impact on the economy, as children who grow up in higher-income families “tend to do better in school, they are more likely to graduate from high school. It may take 50 years, but there will be more savings in the future.”

One of the key questions for policy makers is whether bureaucracies or parents are better off spending money on children. Manchin proposed a 10-year funded version of Biden’s economic proposal that would remove the focus on child tax credits and instead fund programs such as universal pre-kindergarten, to avoid sending money. money directly to families.

“It’s a moral question whether you trust families to make their own decisions,” Michelmore said.

Hairstylist Chelsea Woody is a single mom from Charleston, West Virginia who works six days a week to make ends meet. The extended child tax credit payments had helped pay for her son’s daycare, while allowing her to splurge on clothes for him.

“It really helps a lot. It’s an extra cushion, instead of worrying about how I’m going to pay a bill or if something happens,” Woody said as he loaded groceries into his car. “It’s useful for a lot of people. It helps working families because we are struggling the most. I am rarely home with my child because I work all the time.


Hussein reported from Washington and Boak from Baltimore.

The hundreds of dollars a month from child tax credit payments could be very useful – you can use it for expenses now or even to avoid credit card debt over the holidays. Personal finance expert Catherine Alford discusses the options.

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Five OC female basketball players nominated for McDonald’s All-American Game – Orange County Register https://ohills-ag.org/five-oc-female-basketball-players-nominated-for-mcdonalds-all-american-game-orange-county-register/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 23:29:57 +0000 https://ohills-ag.org/five-oc-female-basketball-players-nominated-for-mcdonalds-all-american-game-orange-county-register/

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Five Orange County female basketball players have been nominated for McDonald’s 45th All-American game at Chicago’s Wintrust Arena on March 29.

The varsity-bound players are Mater Dei forwards Lani White (Utah) and Soleil Montrose (UTEP), Rosary point guard Kaylee Byon (Utah Valley), Orangewood Academy point guard Hannah Stines (Washington), and guard / striker Troy Jada Wynn (Colorado) .

Stines is averaging 17.9 points, 9.5 rebounds, five assists, 2.5 steals and 2.5 blocks.

Wynn, a transfer from Washington State, was averaging 16.4 points, 7.8 rebounds and 3.8 assists before suffering a knee contusion last month. She is expected to return at the end of January.

White is averaging 13.1 points, 5.6 rebounds and 3.1 steals while Montrose is averaging 9.1 points and nearly four rebounds.

Players were nominated by a coach, athletic director, manager, or the McDonald’s All American Games Selection Committee.

The girls’ roster of 24 players will be announced on January 25. The girls’ game, for seniors only, will air March 29 at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN2. The boys game will follow.

Here’s the full list of female nominees from Southern California, including former Orangewood Academy point guard Kristal Caldwell, now at Long Beach Poly:

Gabriela Jaquez, Adolfo Camarillo High School, Camarillo

Chloe Williams, Bishop Montgomery High School, Torrance

Londonn Jones, Centennial High School, Corona

Kayla Cabaccang, Chaminade College Preparatory High School, West Hills

Jessa Thurman, Chaminade College Preparatory High School, West Hills

Audrey Quitana, El Camino Real Charter High School, Woodland Hills

Daisia ​​Mitchell, Etiwanda High School, Rancho Cucamonga

Nala Williams, Long Beach Poly High School, Long Beach

Kristal Caldwell, Long Beach Poly High School, Long Beach

Lani White, Mater Dei High School, Santa Ana

Soleil Montrose, Mater Dei High School, Santa Ana

Hannah Stines, Orangewood Academy, Garden Grove

Kaylee Byon, Rosary Academy, Fullerton

Jada Wynn, Troy High School, Fullerton

Please send women’s basketball news to Dan Albano at dalbano@scng.com or @ocvarsityguy on Twitter