Angry Preds fan sends catfish to NHL office

April 5, 2018

10:48 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN Nashville Predators fans are famous for tossing catfish on the ice to celebrate their team. But one fan felt they were also a disgustingly memorable way to protest a controversial call against the Predators, shipping two of them to NHL headquarters in Toronto this week. Like many Nashville fans, Briley Meeks was angry. The NHL’s Situation Room in Toronto had overturned a last-second, game-tying goal…

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New Meyer deal to be top-paying in Big Ten

April 5, 2018

10:54 AM ET Ohio State’s board of trustees will vote Friday on a two-year contract extension for Urban Meyer that would make him the Big Ten’s highest-paid coach. A committee of the school’s board on Thursday approved the extension for a full vote Friday. Meyer would be under contract through the 2022 season and would earn $7.6 million in 2018, making him the league’s highest-paid coach and the nation’s third…

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William Hill US offers 31 prop bets on NFL draft

April 5, 2018

10:23 AM ET Will Josh Allen or Saquon Barkley get drafted first? How many quarterbacks will go in Round 1 of the 2018 NFL draft? How many SEC players will be taken in the first round? For the second straight year, you can bet on those proposition bets — and a whole lot more — in Las Vegas. William Hill US was the first sportsbook in Nevada to open NFL…

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William Hill US offers 31 prop bets on NFL draft

April 5, 2018

10:46 AM ET Will Sixty-four picks, two draft experts and several disagreements about the 2018 NFL draft’s top prospects. Mel and Todd predict the first two rounds. “We had 20 different ways to bet the draft in 2017,” Michael Grodsky, vice president of marketing and public relations at William Hill, told ESPN. “This year, we have 62.” In a QB-heavy draft, the most action will likely come on quarterback-related props,…

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The App Store Shrank For The First Time In 2017

April 5, 2018

By PYMNTS The Apple App Store endured its first ever contraction in 2017 — dropping from 2.2 million published iOS apps in the beginning of the year to 2.1 million by year-end. The news comes from a new report from Appfigures, according to TechCrunch. The App Store’s contraction was paired with the Google Play stores’ expansion — in 2017, it reportedly grew 30 percent to around 3.6 million apps. The…

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The Many Paths For Aiding And Abetting Access

By PYMNTS The key to success is often access to the right thing at the right time. That might be salary, which is why tilr is so focused on getting paychecks into worker’s wallets as fast as possible. Or it might be credit — which Petal wants to free from the shackles of FICO. But the big takeaway from today’s data is this: If you build the access and the…

April 5, 2018
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DMK Leads Tamil Nadu Shutdown Over Cauvery Water Issue, Normal Life Hit

April 5, 2018

Chennai: The DMK-led opposition parties’ bandh, demanding the establishment of Cauvery Management Board to ensure water for farmers as per the Supreme Court orders, began in Tamil Nadu today. With a key traders’ body of Tamil Nadu too is backing the shutdown, retail outlets, grocery shops and establishments were closed in most of the places across the state, including Chennai and the Cauvery delta districts of Tiruchirappalli and Thanjavur. The…

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IT Act amended to allow standard deduction for pension from former employer

April 5, 2018

NEW DELHI: The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) on Thursday announced that the Finance Act, 2018 has amended Section 16 of the Income Tax Act, 1961. The new provision states that a taxpayer having income chargeable under the head ‘Salaries’ shall be allowed a deduction of Rs. 40,000 or the amount of salary, whichever is less, for computing his taxable income. Representations have been received seeking clarification as to…

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Despite RBI maintaining status quo on rates, your loans may pinch more

April 5, 2018

By Sunil Dhawan The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) may have kept the repo rate unchanged at 6 percent in its first bi-monthly review for the financial year, but it would be premature for home loan borrowers to rejoice. This is because equated monthly instalments (EMIs) on loans may still go up as some banks have already increased their marginal cost-based lending rates (MCLR) over the last month owing to…

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