GRAND CHUTE, Wis. (AP) — A teen wanted in connection with the fatal shooting at a mall in eastern Wisconsin has been arrested in Iowa. The Grand Chute Police Department announced U.S. Marshals arrested 17-year-old Dezman Ellis on Thursday in Des Moines, Iowa. Ellis’ arrest comes days after authorities say he fatally shot 19-year-old Jovanni Frausto, of Neenah, and wounded another person inside the Fox River Mall outside Appleton. Outagamie County prosecutors say the shooting Sunday came after the two began arguing over a girl who was with Ellis. The shooting forced crowds of people to shelter in place inside the mall. Outagamie County prosecutors filed charges of first-degree intentional homicide and first-degree recklessly endangering safety against Ellis on Tuesday.
highlights 1.) Australia bogged down by the Great Wall of PujaraThey bowled short. They bowled full. They tried to swing the ball. They tried to frustrate him. Nothing worked. Cheteshwar Pujara was in the zone when it came to batting in Australia. His century in Adelaide and his fifty in the second innings was the difference maker for India as they won the first match of a series Down Under for the first time. When Australia got him out at Perth cheaply, it was the only time they won. His ton on a difficult Melbourne wicket ensured India had the Border-Gavaskar Trophy back and his 193 in Sydney was the icing on the cake. 521 runs at an average of 74 with three tons. India win series 2-1. Australia had failed to breach India’s new Great Wall.2.) Rishabh Pant – making sledging enjoyable again”Have you ever heard of a temporary captain, ever, Mayank? Not everyone is like Pujara here”. “Come on Patty, we need some sixes now”. India were now mastering Australia in their own game and Rishabh Pant had takente internet by storm with his chirping. His sledging, combined with his keeping and batting, gave plenty of value to India. His world record 11 catches in Adelaide, over 20 catches in a bilateral series gave Kohli plenty of assurance. He also let the bat do the talking, becoming the first Indian keeper to hit a century in Australia. In 2018/19, Pant had mentally disintegrated Australia and made sledging enjoyable.3.) MS Dhoni – Finisher no more finished?He was slammed for his slow 51 in Sydney that resulted in India losing the match by 34 runs. Following on his poor run in 2018, the knives were sharpened. The critics were baying for Dhoni’s blood. How did Captain Cool respond? In Adelaide 2019, just like he had done in 2012, he blasted a six and got India over the line in a tough chase. In Melbourne, he slammed his third consecutive fifty and gave another masterclass to help India clinch the game at the MCG and win the series. With 193 runs at a strike-rate of over 80 and an average of 193, Dhoni showed the finisher was not finished, not just yet though.4.) Bumrah, Shami and Ishant – The holy trinity of deadly fast bowlersAfter the end of the MCG Test which India had won after 37 years, a stat made the round. Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma were now greater than Michael Holding, Joel Garner and Malcolm Marshall as well as Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel and Vernon Philander. An Indian pace trio dominating the world charts? It would have been impossible to picture that 20 years ago. In 2018, Bumrah, Shami and Ishant created a new record for most wickets in a calendar year. Bumrah, in particular, enhanced his reputation Down Under with a brilliant spell of bowling and his 6/33 put India on course for a splendid series win.5.) Bhuvneshwar Kumar – Swing like a KingIn the absence of Jasprit Bumrah, India needed an experienced hand in the ODIs and they found one in Bhuvneshwar Kumar. He got Aaron Finch in all the three games with the inswinger and never allowed him to settle. His spell of 4/45 in Adelaide was the key factor in India restricting Australia to under 300. Had it not been for Bhuvi’s spell, the series result could well have tilted in Australia’s favour. His ability to swing the ball and get the early breakthroughs on a consistent basis was key in India not allowing Australia to capitalise in the powerplay. In the decider, his two wickets helped Yuzvendra Chahal take 6/42, the joint-best figures by a bowler in ODIs in Australia. New Delhi: Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team have created plenty of history in their recent tour of Australia. They won Tests in Adelaide and Melbourne and when rain ruined the Sydney Test, India had created history when they became the first Asian side to ever win a Test series Down Under. More history was created in the New Year as Kohli’s band of cricketers beat Australia 2-1 to secure a bilateral ODI series win for the first time. In addition to the 3-0 Twenty20 whitewash in 2016 and the 2008 tri-series win under MS Dhoni, India became only the second side after South Africa to win a series in all formats Down Under.From the Twenty20 Internationals till the final ODI in Melbourne, there were plenty of contributions from players. Each member played a vital part in India breaking their overseas jinx and finally turning the tide when it came to performances overseas. Following the end of a tour where India did not lose a series in a single format, here are some of the memorable instances of the tour. India won a bilateral ODI series Down Under for first timeIndia won a Test series in Australia for first timeIndia did not lose a single series Down Under For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
MORE: Watch March Madness games live with fuboTV (7-day trial)No situation proved too awkward for 10-seed Minnesota coach Richard Pitino as he was able to guide the Gophers past Louisville, the school his father is currently suing, in the first game of the day. March Madness almost proved its moniker just minutes later as Auburn nearly blew a 13-point second half lead to 12-seed New Mexico State, but held on to win when the Aggies missed a 3 at the buzzer.Wofford and sharpshooter Fletcher Magee helped bring the night to a close in record-setting fashion. Magee hit seven 3-pointers to become the all-time leader in made 3s with over 505 in his career. The Terriers defeated Seton Hall to advance to play No. 2 Kentucky on Saturday.2019 NCAA Tournament live scoresFor live updates of the tournament bracket and information on how to watch March Madness, check out the links below.Live March Madness bracket | Live scoreboard | Full TV scheduleThursday’s March Madness scheduleNo. 10 Minnesota 86, No. 7 Louisville 76No. 3 LSU 79, No. 14 Yale 74No. 5 Auburn 78, No. 12 New Mexico State 77No. 4 Florida State 76, No. 13 Vermont 69No. 2 Michigan State 76, No. 15 Bradley 65No. 6 Maryland 79, No. 11 Belmont 77No. 4 Kansas 87, No. 13 Northeastern 53No. 12 Murray State 83, No. 6 Marquette 64No. 10 Florida 70, No. 7 Nevada 61No. 2 Kentucky 79, No. 15 Abilene Christian 44No. 6 Villanova 61, No. 11 Saint Mary’s 57No. 1 Gonzaga 87, No. 16 Fairleigh Dickinson 49No. 2 Michigan 74, No. 15 Montana 55No. 7 Wofford 84, No. 10 Seton Hall 68No. 3 Purdue 61, No. 14 Old Dominion 48No. 9 Baylor 78, No. 8 Syracuse 69MORE: What channel is truTV?Live updates, highlights from Round 1 gamesNo. 3 Purdue 61, No. 14 Old Dominion 4812:09 a.m.: The win was never in doubt as Carsen Edwards finishes with 26 points.11:28 p.m.: Purdue seems safe now, claiming a 43-23 edge four minutes into the second half.10:58 p.m.: Halftime: Purdue 32, Old Dominion 19.10:43 p.m.: Ahmad Caver is keeping Old Dominion in it right now. He has 11 of his team’s 19 points.10:27 p.m.: Neither team is shooting the ball well. Purdue is ahead 9-7 almost eight minutes in.No. 8 Syracuse 78, No. 9 Baylor 6912:00 a.m.: The Bears hold on for the 78-69 win. They face 1-seed Gonzaga in the second round on Saturday.11:57 p.m.: Baylor leads 74-67 with one minute remaining.11:39 p.m.: Baylor lurches ahead 62-57, but this one is still tight. 11:25 p.m.: It’s 55-55 and swinging back-and-forth. This is shaping up to be a good one.10:45 p.m.: Baylor has a 38-37 lead at halftime.10:40 p.m.: In contrast to the Purdue game, this contest has plenty of scoring. Nineteen combined 3-pointers already between these teams.10:35 p.m.: Elijah Hughes has 15 points on 5-of-7 shooting for Syracuse.10:22 p.m.: The Orange take the lead.COUNT THE BASKET! :sneezing_face: #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/lK59y7aMRQ— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 22, 201910:18 p.m.: Syracuse has recovered from its slow start and now trails 23-19.10:07 p.m.: This shot was absurd.BAYLOR FROM THE LOGO! :rotating_light: #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/26jlc0PFmi— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 22, 201910:05 p.m.: It’s all Baylor right now. The Bears are up 12-4, seemingly unfazed by Syracuse’s zone defense.No. 2 Michigan 74, No. 15 Montana 5511:50 p.m.: This game is final. Michigan crushes Montana.11:41 p.m.: Michigan is closing in on an easy win. It leads 70-44.11:06 p.m.: Michigan continues to dominate Montana. The Grizzlies are shooting just 28.9 percent from the field.The Wolverines are running away with it! :hushed: #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/RZteOgQs54— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 22, 201910:36 p.m.: Michigan cooled off near the end of the first half, but it still holds a commanding 34-21 lead at the break.10:13 p.m.: It’s now 21-6, Wolverines. Matthews is their leading scorer so far, but it’s been a balanced offensive effort.Michigan is on a roll! They’ve jumped out to an early 21-6 lead over Montana! :basketball: #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/NUu7lFpswL— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 22, 20199:55 p.m.: Michigan is looking good early on behind Ignas Brazdeikis and Charles Matthews. They’ve combined for nine points in five minutes.No. 7 Wofford 84, No. 10 Seton Hall 6811:49 p.m.: Wofford is going to win this one. A 13-0 run has essentially put the game away.11:43 p.m.: Wofford is raining 3s! Magee hits one to put the Terriers up 10.FLETCHER MAGEE IS ON :fire::fire::fire::fire::fire::fire::fire:HE’S UP TO 7 :ok_hand:s #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/gPT5uyAIQI— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 22, 201911:35 p.m.: The Pirates have all of the momentum here. But with seven minutes still to play, Wofford has time for a turnaround.11:23 p.m.: Seton Hall takes the lead.SETON HALL TAKES THE LEAD! :eyes:The Pirates open up a 19-5 run. #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/uRZ7GpCo6H— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 22, 201911:17 p.m.: Myles Powell is starting to find a rhythm for Seton Hall. He makes one of two free throws after driving hard into the lane, and suddenly his team trails by just five.11:05 p.m.: Seton Hall cuts its deficit to 48-41.10:55 p.m.: Magee breaks the all-time record for 3-pointers made.:rotating_light: NEW RECORD :rotating_light:Fletcher Magee breaks the all-time record for career 3’s with 505 & counting! :ok_hand: #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/adJfvsJVdg— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 22, 201910:32 p.m.: Wofford takes a 40-30 advantage into the half.10:17 p.m.: Fletcher Magee ties the NCAA record for career 3-pointers! Wofford is up big.Fletcher Magee ties the all-time career 3-pt record with a 4-pt play! :sweat_drops: #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/1m9lkemhS9— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 22, 201910:06 p.m.: Wofford is 4-of-8 from deep, which has fueled a nice run midway through the first half.The Terriers are HOT from behind the arc! :fire: #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/Ly06t6GfgE— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 22, 20199:54 p.m.: Wofford takes the lead with this 3.Wofford from DEEP to take the lead! :ok_hand: #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/mVR0vF0SJK— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 22, 20199:46 p.m.: Seton Hall leads 10-7 early.No. 6 Villanova 61, No. 11 Saint Mary’s 579:40 p.m.: Final: Villanova 61, Saint Mary’s 57.9:38 p.m.: Villanova turns the ball over up four but Saint Mary’s can’t convert from behind the arc. That should do it.9:35 p.m.: Villanova leads 59-53 with 1:08 to play.9:20 p.m.: Saint Mary’s is struggling to hang around, but it is still close enough to make a run with seven minutes to play. It’s 50-42, Villanova.8:54 p.m.: Villanova takes a 40-33 lead with a 12-3 run to start the half.BUCKLE UP! :hammer:Nova jumps out to the 7 point lead! #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/UvnerZXWDj— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 22, 20198:49 p.m.: The second half is underway.8:33 p.m.: Saint Mary’s takes a two-point lead into the half.8:21 p.m.: The Gaels and Wildcats are tied up at 25 with three minutes to play in the first half. Phil Booth leads all scorers with eight points.No. 1 Gonzaga 87, No. 16 Fairleigh Dickinson 499:30 p.m.: The Bulldogs wrap up their blowout of Farleigh Dickinson. They were in control the whole way.9 p.m.: Gonzaga is ahead 74-36. It’s safe to say this won’t be another 1-seed upset. Think the Bulldogs saw what happened to Virginia last year?8:16 p.m.: Gonzaga puts up 53 (!!!) points in the first half. Hachimura (14 points) and Killian Tillie (10) are both in double figures.8:03 p.m.: This is just too easy for Rui Hachimura and Gonzaga.BIG TIME BLOCK! 🙅♂️Gonzaga is getting it done in Salt Lake City! #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/vPSalEDjw6— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20197:39 p.m.: Not much of a surprise, but the Zags are off to a hot start, opening up a quick 10-point lead.No. 2 Kentucky 79 vs. No. 15 Abilene Christian 449:05 p.m.: Final: Kentucky 79, Abilene Christian 44.8:44 p.m.: Kentucky is cruising. The Wildcats lead 63-31.8:05 p.m.: Kentucky leads 39-13 at halftime. Abilene Christian is shooting just 19 percent from the field. 7:55 p.m.: Jemarl Baker and the Wildcats are just overpowering Abilene Christian. It’s 34-13 now.”I’ll take that!” 💪 pic.twitter.com/J9EqNHT6kX— Sporting News (@sportingnews) March 21, 20197:29 p.m.: No PJ Washington, no problem so far for the Wildcats. They are off to a quick 17-3 lead.Kentucky’s got it going EARLY in the Wildcats battle! 👌 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/tVUbFRovBN— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 2019No. 10 Florida 70, No. 7 Nevada 619:14 p.m.: Florida is going to hold on, but it was quite an effort from Nevada to get back into the game.9:11 p.m.: Huge dunk for Florida. That could seal things here.Dontay Bassett is trying to close it out for the Gators! :triumph: #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/JMCUP2hYIf— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 22, 20199:09 p.m.: With one minute to go, Nevada trails 65-61.9:05 p.m.: Nevada free throws cut it to 61-59.8:55 p.m.: Nevada is now down just three points!9-0 NEVADA RUN! :hushed: #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/BVkjWyBeYy— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 22, 20198:39 p.m.: Nevada has cut its deficit to 10 with nine minutes to play.Here comes Nevada! :eyes:An 11-3 run brings them within 10! #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/qYRUOgD1uq— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 22, 20198:30 p.m.: Nevada finally gets its first points in almost six minutes. It trails by 17 points. 8:15 p.m.: Florida is just piling it on the Wolfpack right now. The Gators are rollin’ 🐊Florida’s 9-0 run helps give them the 15 point lead over Nevada early in the second half! #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/ToYaTEYfvb— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 22, 20198:10 p.m.: Florida is off to a start in the second half and has extended its lead to double digits.7:46 p.m.: And a late run capped off by this Jalen Hudson dunk sends the Gators into the half up nine points.⬆️ HIGH & ⬇️ HARDFlorida jumps to the 9 point halftime lead! #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/cQJqBvz1sM— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20197:43 p.m.: The Martin brothers are keeping Nevada in this one, but Florida is clinging to a five-point lead.Hoop + the harm 💦 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/cnBRMEUWlT— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20197:04 p.m.: We’re underway in Des Moines. Trey Porter is making his presence felt early! 😤 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/IbvFIqb37G— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 2019No. 12 Murray State 83, No. 5 Marquette 646:56 p.m.: Murray State closes out the victory, 83-64. Morant finished with 17 points, 16 assists, and 11 rebounds.6:53 p.m.: The Racers were a popular upset pick, but it’s tough to think anyone thought they would blow them out this bad.Exclamation. Point. #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/a1pAabkk9z— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20196:44 p.m.: Morant corrals the board and gets the triple-double with four and a half minutes to spare.6:39 p.m.: The last NCAA Tournament triple-double was in 2012. Morant is one rebound away from accomplishing the feat.Ja Morant with an absolute DIME. pic.twitter.com/Pj6hJHZJAf— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 21, 20196:25 p.m.: The Racers are working on a blowout right now. They lead 60-42 with 12 minutes to play.Too. Much. Murray. State.The Racers open up an 18 point lead! 😯 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/RH3qf4T6le— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20196:15 p.m.: Man oh man this dunk from Morant was special.JA JAM! 🔨 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/aNiZCNwFah— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20195:45 p.m.: Ja Morant has 10 points, eight assists, and four rebounds at halftime. The Racers lead by seven.JA MORANT CAME TO PLAY! pic.twitter.com/byOves2sWs— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 21, 20195:18 p.m.: Markus Howard gets his turn now. If you like points, this game is for you.How did Markus Howard finish this? 🤔 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/VVnvC0t1n8— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20195:10 p.m.: Yeah, this stage isn’t too big for Morant.5 quick assists for Ja Morant! 😯 Murray State is up 18-10! #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/Z3qOzQ41FT— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20195:03 p.m.: Ja Morant vs. Markus Howard should be a show.Ja Morant wasting NO time! 💦 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/hXNpFCBL6c— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 2019No. 4 Kansas 87 vs. No. 13 Northeastern 536:22 p.m.: The first blowout of the day is the Jayhawks’ 87-53 win over Northeastern. 5:54 p.m.: Kansas has extended its lead to 21 points less the midway through the second half.The Jayhawks are making this look EASY! 👀 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/DK5p8g6L7b— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20195:02 p.m.: The Jayhawks have some breathing room. Dedric Lawson leads the way with 12 points. Kansas takes a 37-25 lead into the half.The Jayhawks are on 🔥!Kansas is on a 11-0 run. #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/Z9TpiyaHVq— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20194:52 p.m.: The double-digit seeds are looking strong so far. Northeastern is hanging around early.Northeastern buries a 3 & makes it a 1-pt game in Salt Lake City! 👌 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/BdkfBXGwfq— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 2019No. 6 Maryland 79 vs. No. 11 Belmont 775:37 p.m.: Belmont had a chance at a half-court buzzer-beater but it’s no good and Maryland survives 79-77. Bruins forward Dylan Windler had 35 points and 11 rebounds.Maryland survives and advances. pic.twitter.com/MMskS20WK2— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 21, 20195:31 p.m.: Maryland’s lead is cut to one with 59 seconds on a big 3 by Belmont.5:29 p.m.: No words to describe this Jalen Smith dunk. Just watch and enjoy.THAT IS A RIM ROCKER pic.twitter.com/SBuCgqepOs— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 21, 20195:20 p.m.: Anthony Cowan ties it up! Heading towards a great finish.Maryland ties it up! 👌 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/REaIIka5d4— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20195:14 p.m.: Have a game Dylan Windler!Dylan Windler is HOT! He’s up to 29 PTS and Belmont has a 7 point lead! 😳 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/mMqz8p6BRp— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20194:59 p.m.: Belmont followed this up with another basket and it takes the lead!CLEAN IT UP! 🔨 #MarchMadness | @BelmontMBB pic.twitter.com/ZJyhDL81HW— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20194:50 p.m.: Maryland opens the second half on a 14-0 run. “That’s a MAN’S JAM!” #MarchMadness | @TerrapinHoops pic.twitter.com/CFgQcIBII7— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20194:41 p.m.: Quick start to the second half for the the Terps. We are all tied up. TOO TOUGH! 💪Maryland has stormed back to tie it up! #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/Fr0zVBL2Vv— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20194:12 p.m.: Think First Four momentum isn’t real? The Bruins take a 6-point lead into the half.Dylan Windler’s confidence level – 💯 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/dYOVVpa1qU— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20194:06 p.m.: Belmont has been in control for most of the contest, but the Terrapins have the lead down to five with 2:47 to play.No. 2 Michigan State 76, No. 15 Bradley 655:20 p.m.: The Spartans break away late and avoid the upset. 76-65 the final.5:06 p.m.: The Spartans answer with a 7-0 run and they have an 8-point lead with 2:34 to play.4:45 p.m.: Michigan State extended its lead up to seven, but a quick 5-point sequence has the Braves right back in it.WHAT A SEQUENCE! 😱 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/fzL0twsdLH— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20194:27 p.m.: An exclamation point to start the half for the Braves!Bradley came out from the half ready to PLAY! 😳 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/HJolrTlQIC— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20194:02 p.m.: The Spartans are on upset alert. Bradley leads by one at halftime. 3:26 p.m.: Bradley got off to a 10-4 for lead but Michigan State had a quick response.The Spartans go on a 9-0 run & are up in Jacksonville! 🏀 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/Mu5G57ihPW— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 2019No. 4 Florida State 76 vs. Vermont 694:22 p.m.: Florida State holds off Vermont’s 3 barrage and comes away with a 76-69 win. 4:08 p.m.: The FSU first round highlight reel is coming along nicely. Florida State CANNOT be stopped! 🤧 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/Xmi98IuQ1s— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20193:50 p.m.: Vermont’s 3-point shooting is keeping them in this one.Catamounts are clawing back! 💪Vermont has hit 11 triples in Hartford. #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/gox7ZKVBTV— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20193:31 p.m.: Terance Mann with the flush in traffic!A BIG jam for the Seminoles! 😤 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/cmhAFYlwFo— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20193:20 p.m.: Vermont is 9 of 16 from 3 and has a three-point lead on the Seminoles. ERNIE DUNCAN FOR THREE! 👌 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/muHVYxmGNl— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20192:44 p.m.: With two and a half minutes left in the first half we have a tie game.If someone wants to see ball movement, just show them this play. pic.twitter.com/BbtSyN0m2K— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 21, 20192:39 p.m.: Florida State’s frontcourt is intimidating. Exhibit A:Florida State was NOT having that! 🚫 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/QyQJTwAhiq— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20192:21 p.m.: Vermont is holding its own early on.Catch & shoot = 💦Vermont is leading the way in Hartford! #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/bDd7Q1MSGL— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20192:01 p.m.: We now have four games going on. This is March Madness at its finest. No. 5 Auburn 78 vs. No. 12 New Mexico State 773:54 p.m.: The Aggies had a chance to win but the shot is airballed and Auburn survives.Auburn survives a WILD finish. pic.twitter.com/KAU23NUAlP— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 21, 20193:49 p.m.: He only makes one free throw but the rebound was tipped out of bounds and it looks like New Mexico State will keep the ball.3:47 p.m.: Auburn makes just one free throw and the Tigers follow the 3-point shooter with 1.7 to play. Aggies’ guard AJ Harris passed on an easy layup to tie the game.WHAT is happening?! pic.twitter.com/wXIkIBarE1— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 21, 20193:44 p.m.: Auburn goes 3 of 4 from the free-throw line but JoJo Zamora hits a 3 for the Aggies and it’s a 1-point game again with 6.8 seconds left. 3:40 p.m.: The Aggies hit a 3 from NBA range and it’s a 1-point game!1 POINT GAME! 😱 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/tepZ0pVkif— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20193:34 p.m.: New Mexico State is hanging around. It has cut the lead to five with 49 seconds to play.The Aggies cut it to 5 with under a minute left! 👀 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/ONX5yFASQI— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20193:18 p.m.: Bad news for New Mexico State if Jared Harper keeps hitting 3s.Harper hits his 3rd 👌 to extend @AuburnMBB ‘s lead to 12! #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/mmxi1blxBs— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20192:50 p.m.: 10-0 run for Auburn as it moves the lead to double digits.Auburn is opening things up on New Mexico St pic.twitter.com/qIdlj54OtP— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 21, 20192:22 p.m.: Auburn holds a slight 32-29 lead at the half. Johnny McCants has 10 points off the bench for the Aggies.1:49 p.m.: AGGIE UP BIG FELLA.What a cram. pic.twitter.com/1fFtnnGE66— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 21, 20191:42 p.m.: The Aggies are coming out firing. They are off to an early 14-8 lead on seven bench points.No. 3 LSU 79, Yale 742:51 p.m.: LSU escapes with the victory. Yale kept it interesting with some made 3s, but LSU executed at the free throw line to hold on.2:42 p.m.: Yale trails by five with 41 seconds left. This Miye Oni dunk helped.CLIMB THE LADDER! 😤 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/UfdX43OADA— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20192:30 p.m.: Tough times for the Belmont radio booth.Not the soda! pic.twitter.com/bmq6QGHO6y— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 21, 20192:10 p.m.: Yale just won’t go away. The Tigers’ lead is back to single digits.Miye Oni hits a 3 and cuts the lead in Jacksonville! 💦 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/KSmMzyokeD— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20191:24 p.m.: Skylar Mays with a devastating euro step and the Tigers are on cruise control. LSU is up 45-29 at the half.The Tigers came out to PLAY! 🐯 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/YBtXvqCIrQ— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20191:08 p.m.: The day has just started, but it’s tough to see any dunk topping it.NAZ REID HAVE MERCY! pic.twitter.com/BncuFSeAfx— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 21, 201912:45 p.m.: What a start for the Tigers. They have scored the first nine points of this game, forcing Yale to call a timeout less than three minutes into this one.LSU with the BIG rejection & finish! 💪 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/mXpKJhvPaP— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 2019No. 10 Minnesota 86, No. 7 Louisville 762:32 p.m.: The Gophers thwart the comeback attempt and advance to the second round. They will play the winner of Michigan State vs. Bradley.Gabe Kalscheur caught fire with 24pts for @GopherMBB ! 🔥🔥🔥 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/qei63QHlxv— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20192:15 p.m.: If the Cardinals make a comeback, this could be a big reason why.The bank IS OPEN at the buzzer. pic.twitter.com/xGlngW3Wss— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 21, 20192:06 p.m.: Louisville has cut it to a 10-point deficit, but it needs quick buckets, as there are under four minutes left to play.1:44 p.m.: Kalscheur with back-to-back 3s and this game is in danger of getting out of hand. Minnesota leads by 16 with 11 minutes to play.1:38 p.m.: Something to keep an eye on: Minnesota’s double-double machine Jordan Murphy is being looked at by trainers on the sideline. 1:33 p.m.: Stellar vision and decision-making by Ryan McMahon with this pass.🔨🔨🔨 pic.twitter.com/wNywq4IOJh— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 21, 20191:31 p.m.: Minnesota has come out strong out of the half and extends the lead to double digits for the first time in the game. It leads 50-40.1:01 p.m.: Minnesota, which averaged five made 3s per game this season, has scored six at halftime and Amir Coffey leads with 13 points. The Gophers are up 38-33 at the break.Amir Coffey = playmaker 💪 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/CSGeEfia6P— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 201912:56 p.m.: Gabe Kalscheur hit two big 3s to extend Minnesota’s lead, but this shot from Jordan Nwora on the other end is as pretty as it gets. The madness has finally come, and although the first day of the 2019 NCAA Tournament was not ripe with upsets, a handful of spectacular individual performances did not disappoint.Ja Morant stole the show on Day 1, as the likely NBA lottery pick became just the ninth player, and the first since Draymond Green in 2012, to record a triple-double as his 12-seed Murray State team pulled off the largest upset of the day in defeating 5-seed Marquette. That’s DEEP! 😳 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/3CZNFVYgX7— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 201912:49 p.m.: Minnesota has outscored Louisville 13-7 since the midway point of the half and now lead by four points.Make it a 9-1 run from the Golden Gophers to take a 21-17 lead! 🏀 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/0rRtKqsXTI— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 201912:38 p.m.: Tight game throughout the early stages so far. Louisville leads 16-15 with eight minutes left.12:16 p.m.: The ball is tipped and the first round is underway.
South African Finance Minister Trevor Manuel (Image: World Economic Forum)Wilma den HartighSouth African economists have commended Finance Minister Trevor Manuel for a responsible and realistic budget in a difficult economic climate, with the consensus that it will give momentum to a slowing economy.In his budget speech to parliament on Wednesday, Manuel reassured South Africans that they would not bear the full burden of the international economic downturn thanks to South Africa’s sound banking system, healthy fiscal position, credible monetary policy and appropriate foreign exchange regulations.Dr Azar Jammine, director and chief economist at Econometrix, described the budget as “sensible” in light of the economic crisis and difficulties ahead.“It exploited the economic climate we are in beautifully,” Jammine said. He said it is also positive that the greatest areas of spending are in housing, community development, education and health.The largest adjustments to spending plans go to poverty reduction. Some R25-billion will go to provincial budgets – mainly for education and health care – while R13-billion will go to social assistance grants. The school nutrition programme gets an extra R4-billion, and R2.5 billion goes to municipalities for basic services.Manuel also announced that, over the next three years, infrastructure grants to municipalities will total R67-billion, and a further R45 billion will be spent on the Breaking New Ground housing programme. Together with investment in roads and public transport, these constitute a considerable expansion of public sector spending.“These are rightly prioritised as part of our response to the current deterioration in employment and economic activity,” Manuel said.Business Unity South Africa (Busa) also endorsed the realistic message of the 2009 budget. Raymond Parsons, deputy CEO of Busa, said the budget is in line with his organisation’s view that a supportive fiscal package is necessary.“This will help cushion the negative impact of the economic downswing on growth and jobs in South Africa,” Parsons said.Busa believes that while it is important to stabilise the economy this year, it is also essential to focus on measures that will help to lay the foundations for the next economic upturn. Parsons said Busa supports the continued infrastructural spending, investment in education and improved health facilities. It also welcomes, in particular, the increase in the VAT threshold.“Small businesses play an essential role in creating job opportunities,” he said.The Institute for Democracy in South Africa (Idasa) expressed similar sentiments. It said that the budget accurately recognises the unique challenges of the current context and responds boldly to them.“The Minister of Finance’s Speech dwelt at length on the impact of the current financial crisis on the South African economy and public finances, but moved decisively to ensure that the impact would be ameliorated for South Africans,” said Idasa’s Len Verwey.The budget deficit announcement of 3.8% also attracted much attention. Manuel said that although the budget deficit will rise to 3.8% of GDP next year, debt service costs will remain moderate over the next three years (at about 2.5% of GDP).“This is possible because we have had the courage to make the right choices over the past decade,” he said.Idasa said the deficit of 3.8% is far larger than budget balances proposed in the last decade but nevertheless described it as a “bold, assertive response to the unique challenges of the present”.Busa pointed out that while the deficit-before-borrowing is a little higher than expected, it believes that the budget has been able to combine flexibility and prudence in a manner that is positive for business and consumer confidence.Jac Laubscher, Group Economist at Sanlam, said the budget is very much a response to the global financial and economic crisis. It is also mindful of the adverse impact it will have on the economy and the people of South Africa.Laubscher said that the budget shows less confidence than in recent years because of the uncertainty of when and how the crisis will end. However, he believes that the shift to a more expansionary fiscal policy will be supported by an expansionary monetary policy, together with a more competitive exchange rate. In time these should have the desired effect. He is also pleased that the budget is still focused on enhancing the long-term sustainable growth potential of South Africa.Idasa pointed out that Manuel was also right to see the roots of the present crisis less in the “impersonal workings of global financial systems” and more in the absence of an international democratic system of economic and financial governance that equitably and transparently regulates the relations between states.Clearly, international markets need positive reforms, and South Africa seems well poised to play a leading role in representing developing country interests and perspectives in debates on these reforms.As expected, the budget was not without its lighter moments. In announcing this year’s increases in “sin taxes” – duties on tobacco and alcohol products – Manuel a participant in his online Tips for Trevor campaign, which encourages members of the public to give suggestions for the budget.Manuel said: “Mr At du Plooy has written to ask, ‘Please be a little more lenient on the tax on whisky for the old folks. We have so little to enjoy, you know things that used to happen after dark, no longer happen. All we have left to enjoy is a little entertainment before supper.’“He asks for leniency, reminding me that this will ultimately be for my own benefit as well. A bottle of whisky, Mr du Plooy, goes up by R3.21.”Related articlesSA tops for budget transparency Motlanthe reassures the nation SA’s finances all in order Infrastructure development in South Africa Upbeat budget despite global gloom Useful linksSouth African National Treasury – Budget 2008 EconometrixInstitute for Democracy in South AfricaBusiness Unity South AfricaOpen Budget Initiative
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Brian E. Ravencraft, CPA, CGMA is a Principal with Holbrook & Manter, CPAsBy Brian E. Ravencraft, CPA, CGMA, Partner at Holbrook & Manter, CPAsAs I have stated in other articles, weather here in Ohio can be quite fickle and the 2019 planting has taken the cake. While certain areas may still flourish, other areas will have poor (or no) production or be deemed disaster areas. Those not so lucky may be receiving crop insurance proceeds later in 2019. If you believe you may receive crop insurance proceeds this year , before you file your tax return, you might want to consider the following.Deferral of certain crop insurance and disaster income proceeds Typically, most farmers are cash basis taxpayers and proceeds from the destruction or damage of crops is included in income in the year of receipt; however, federal law allows certain insurance proceeds to be deferred one year, if certain requirement are met.Under a special provision, a farmer may elect to include crop insurance and disaster in income in the taxable year after the year of the crop loss if it’s the farmer’s practice to report income from the sale of the crop in a later year. When the claim is related to crop loss, then the claim can be deferred if:The farmer uses cash method of accounting,The claim is received in the year of loss (if received in the next year, you cannot defer),The loss is from damage/destruction to crops or the inability to plant crops (and includes federal payments received for flood, drought, or any other natural disaster), andThe farmer’s normal business practice is to sell more than 50% of the crop in the year following the harvest. (The possible crop insurance deferral is the aggregate of all crops, even if one crop such as soybeans is normally sold at harvest, and corn is usually sold the following year).The fourth rule is the one that trips up most farmers. If this is the case, you will want to work with your crop insurance company and make sure the claim is paid after the end of the year (assuming from a tax planning perspective the maneuver makes sense).Here’s the beauty of the tax laws provision, the election to defer crop insurance as disaster income may also be made via an amended return. For example, if a farmer reported crop insurance income in the year of receipt for 2019, and met all the above criteria for deferral, and finds later that a lower tax rate applies in 2020, the 2019 return can be amended to defer the crop insurance income to 2020. Farmers will want to keep this in mind as a year-end planning tool and do lookback is significant insurance proceeds have been receive in recent years.Revenue based types of crop insurance proceeds If a farmer receives crop insurance proceeds that are not directly associated with an actual loss from destruction or damage of crops, but is instead paid based on low yields and/or low prices, the farmer will not be eligible to defer the income.Sometimes a farmer sets an insurance contract to guarantee a certain level of revenue from the crop, and any shortfall is reimbursed regardless of the event causing the loss. This type of insurance is known as Crop Revenue Coverage, and in addition to covering losses caused by weather related destruction or casualty events, the insurance covers revenue losses caused by low price or low yield. Many times, insurance claims cover both damage or destruction and a revenue guarantee. Often these payments to the farmers are reported together on a year- end Form 1099. The farmer will need to determine how much of the payment was based on the crop loss (which is deferrable) and how much was based on low prices (which is not deferrable).As always, feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions about this topic.Brian E. Ravencraft, CPA, CGMA is a Principal with Holbrook & Manter, CPAs. Brian has been with Holbrook & Manter since 1995, primarily focusing on the areas of Tax Consulting and Management Advisory Services within several firm service areas, focusing on agri-business and closely held businesses and their owners. Holbrook & Manter is a professional services firm founded in 1919 and we are unique in that we offer the resources of a large firm without compromising the focused and responsive personal attention that each client deserves. You can reach Brian through www.HolbrookManter.com
The West Bengal State Election Commission on Tuesday cancelled its order extending the date of filing nominations for panchayat elections. Though the last day of filing nominations was Monday, the Commission had extended it till 3 p.m. on Tuesday following complaints that Opposition candidates had been prevented from filing papers.The new notification says, “It appears that there was no specific direction by the Supreme Court of India for extension of the nomination date. Therefore, on perusal of all the papers and considering all the points, the Commission hereby recalls the said order and therefore rescinds the (previous) order.” The decision has generated severe discontent among Opposition party leaders. They alleged that State Election Commissioner A. K Singh was “pressured” by Trinamool Congress leaders to cancel his earlier order.The All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA), women’s wing of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), staged a demonstration outside the Commission’s office in South Kolkata.(With inputs from PTI)