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Maryland loses to Indiana, 71-68, and sees Fernando go out with another ankle injury – Baltimore Sun

Redshirt junior guard Dion Wiley played one of his more productive halves since coming to Maryland in the first half of a 91-73 win Jan. 7 against Iowa, scoring 10 points on 4-for-5 shooting. He then suffered a concussion early in the second half and missed the next two games.

After a 71-68 defeat to the Hoosiers, Maryland is running out of time — and games — to make a legitimate run. Unfortunately for Turgeon and his team, they are also running out of players.

The Terps were then called on an inbounds violations, but got a reprieve when senior guard Robert Johnson was called for charging. Senior wing Jared Nickens cut Maryland’s deficit to one with a little over a minute left with a 3-pointer.

Ater getting fouled and falling to the ground, Fernando immediately grabbed for the ankle and had to be helped to the bench. He went to the locker room with team trainer Matt Charvat and didn’t return to the bench until later in the half.

Wiley finds his stroke

The Bachelor recap: Man vs. Child –

Isn’t it?!

Who’s feeling 22? BEKAH, THAT’S WHO. After weeks of mystery, the woman-child finally revealed her age, and — spoiler alert! — she’s not old enough to rent a car! There’s also a decent chance she’s still in college? Anyway, we’ll get to that. But first, the women have to join Arie in Lake Tahoe because we’ve officially reached the traveling part of the season, which so far is just as interesting as the rest of the season has been, which is to say: not very.

The next day is group date time, so Chelsea, Krystal, Becca, Marikh, Ashley, Jacqueline, Jenna, Tia, Kendall, Lauren, Brittany, and Caroline head out into the wilderness for a hike. There, they meet up with a retired green beret combat commander and his wife to learn survival skills that none of these women will ever use (except for Kendall, who will choose to use them even though she’ll never need them. In other words, she’ll be eating worms while sitting on her couch in her luxury apartment).

That evening, Seinne announces that she’s afraid of disappointment, and I feel like someone really should’ve warned her not to come on this show. She tells Arie that her parents didn’t have the best marriage, which taught her that love is hard. Add on that society hasn’t often shown her love stories with black women, and you have all the reasons she’s guarded.

By the time the women arrive, Kendall declares that this is her time to shine based on all the taxidermy at their hotel. As far as she’s concerned, stuffed dead animals make the perfect setting for love. (And suddenly, I’m horrified of what her wedding is going to look like.)

First up is how to drink your own pee because if this show knows anything, it’s romance. Thankfully, it’s all a joke and Arie just ends up drinking apple juice, though Jacqueline is so ready to show him what she’ll do for love that he has to physically stop her before she drinks urine out of a thermos. And apparently we’re all going to act like that’s a totally normal thing to do to impress a guy.

The Aftermath of the ICN Audit: Iowa Capitol Digest, Jan. 22 – The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines

“We understand where the lack of accountability was in the structure, and they’ve identified it, so I think they’ve taken proper action,” Reynolds said. “The individual is no longer there, and they’re moving forward.”

MENTORING MONTH: Gov. Kim Reynolds was slated Tuesday to make an official proclamation declaring January as Mentoring Month in Iowa — marking the 16th annual National Mentoring Month as part of a campaign aimed to begin dialogues on the importance of quality mentoring programs and the effect they have on youth in Iowa. Officials say research has shown that with a mentor, at-risk youth are 46 percent less likely than their peers to start using drugs, 55 percent more likely to be enrolled in college, and 78 percent more likely to volunteer regularly in their communities. Iowa has more than 9,000 mentors who serve youth in programs certified by the Iowa Mentoring Partnership. However, advocates say thousands more Iowa youth could benefit from having a mentor.

State officials say GirlsGoCyberStart is a free online game of discovery that offers girls in grades 9-12 the opportunity to learn basic cybersecurity skills and test their cyber aptitude. Participants do not need any prior cybersecurity knowledge or IT experience. The only requirements are a computer and an internet connection.

House Speaker Linda Upmeyer, R-Clear Lake, expects the matter to be referred to the Government Oversight Committee.

A roundup of legislative and Capitol news items of interest for Monday, Jan. 22:

Gov. Kim Reynolds and top Republicans from the House and Senate met privately Monday in what they described as a routine weekly discussion rather than specific budget talks. Legislative Republicans have indicated they would like to create a larger ending balance than the $3.6 million in the governor’s proposed fiscal 2018 revisions, which could require deeper cuts than the $29 million she proposed. She also sought to use $11.4 million in new revenue created by the federal tax cut, but that has drawn some GOP legislative resistance as well.

ICN AUDIT AFTERMATH: Gov. Kim Reynolds told reporters Monday she is satisfied that proper action has been taken in the aftermath of a state audit that identified $379,500 in improper disbursements and undeposited collections resulting from management decisions by the former executive director of the Iowa Communications Network.

SCHOOL CHOICE WEEK: Gov. Kim Reynolds has issued an official proclamation recognizing this week as Iowa School Choice Week — an event with the goal of raising awareness about the options that parents have for their children’s education. The week will feature 270 events and activities across Iowa, including open house events at schools, school fairs, home-school information sessions and other celebrations, organizers said.

BUDGET TALKS: Statehouse Republicans continued discussions Monday aimed at erasing a projected shortfall of about $35 million in the fiscal 2018 budget year that ends June 30.

Schwarzenegger to Trump: ‘Don’t touch California. If you want to drill, do it off Mar-a-Lago’ – Los Angeles Times

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Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Monday blasted President Trump's move to allow increased offshore drilling, saying he ought to drill in the waters off his Palm Beach, Fla., resort rather than California. “Don't touch California. If you

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Wynn praises Trump tax reform, vows raises or bonuses for workers – Las Vegas Review-Journal

Obama drew the wrath of Las Vegas officials and casino executives in February 2009 when he warned companies during the depths of the Great Financial Crisis from using government bailout money to travel to the nation’s entertainment capital.

Wynn also said he would share the corporate tax benefits with employees by raising wages or giving bonuses. He did not state an exact amount or if all U.S. employees would be eligible.

Several of the nation’s largest companies canceled events in Las Vegas following the remarks.

Wynn’s praise for Trump on the call Monday was matched by his tongue-lashing for the policies of former U.S. President Barack Obama.

Shares of Wynn Resorts surge in part on the news, boosting the value of Wynn’s stake by about $200 million. Wynn shares rose $15.59, or 8.68 percent to close at $195.23, the highest in more than three years. They edged up again after hours.

“With the Trump administration, with the Republicans in Congress, we are seeing this fabulous renaissance. Any attempt to vilify or criticize this tax bill is a fruitless and pointless experiences. That impact of that tax bill is a tsunami of business activity and growth in America,’’ Wynn told analysts from top U.S. banks on an earnings conference call.

The accord between the two is relatively new. About a decade ago, Wynn, then head of Mirage Resorts, clashed with Trump over plans to build a Las Vegas-style casino in the Marina District of Atlantic City.

“Everybody was in our face and it was impacting our ability to pay our employees,’’ he said of the Obama administration.

“We were victimized by the wet blanket, over-regulatory repressiveness of the Obama administration. All of us out here suffered,’’ said Wynn.

Report: Richerd Desir-Jones latest suspended Florida football player to leave program –

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Alexis Sánchez is no mercenary, he’s good value for Manchester United – The Times

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Victim who lost leg in taxi accident still hasn’t gotten insurance money: suit – New York Post

British tourist Sian Green still hasn’t seen a dime from the hack who jumped the sidewalk near Rockefeller Center in 2013, severing her leg.

Both the state legislature and the TLC have the authority to raises insurance requirements.

“It’s absolutely ludicrous how you get away with having only $100,000. What if there’s a death what if there’s a dismemberment like with my client,” Marchese said.

New Yorker Edward Shalala got just $132,000 after a yellow cab slammed into him on Third Avenue in 1998, crushing his right leg.

“It’s changed her life forever,” Morelli said.

A TLC spokesman said the agency “is constantly reviewing its regulations to ensure that they remain practical and applicable in changing times.”

Now, civil lawyers, citing those and similar cases, are calling for reform of a state law that requires cabbies to carry only $100,000 in liability insurance.

Spano was in the hospital for a month with a fractured pelvis and wrist and had to give up her job because of the plates and screws in her body that make it difficult to stand for long periods of time.

But he’s brining this case to trial out of principle — and to stress the need for boosting the minimum insurance requirements.

Japanese Tourists Call Police After They Were Charged $1400 for Meal in Venice – The Epoch Times

The four Japanese students, traveling from Bologna, received the steep bill after ordering four steaks and a fried fish accompanied by only mineral water at Osteria da Luca on Jan. 19.

The mayor of Venice, Luigi Brugnaro, wrote on Twitter that attempts would be made to verify the diners’ claims.

Another former diner wrote that last November they were charged $816 (667 euros) for a “simple lunch” of seafood and steak.

Last November Luke Tang, a university lecturer from Birmingham, U.K., claimed that the waiters took advantage of the fact he and his parents did not speak Italian to rip them off.

When asked about $1,400 bill the restaurant owner said, “I don’t remember having any problems with Japanese customers,” reported Venice Today.

A group of Japanese diners went to police after claiming they were charged $1401 (1145 euros) for a basic meal at a restaurant in Venice.

One recent reviewer described the place, “rip off central, avoid at all costs.”

“If this shameful episode is confirmed, we will do all we can to punish those responsible. We are for justice, always,” he added.

Shutdown ends after Democrats agree to trust that McConnell will allow ‘dreamer’ vote – Washington Post

“What I want to see is an outcome, and an outcome involves the signature of the president of the United States,” McConnell said. “So what I’m waiting for in terms of making a decision about floor time is, are we dealing with an issue that has a chance to become law?

President Trump signed the spending bill Monday evening.

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) endorsed the plan, which also reauthorizes the Children’s Health Insurance Program for six years and rolls back several health-care taxes.

Multiple proposals to address the legal status of dreamers have been introduced by Democrats and Republicans over the past year, including the Dream Act, which would create ways for more than 1 million eligible dreamers to apply for citizenship. Other versions of the bill would shrink the pool of eligibility.

Even if such a bill passed the Senate, it remained entirely unclear Monday how it would fare in the more conservative House.