Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella was asked if he was concerned about his job status and he gave a very honest answer.
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MANSFIELD, Conn. — A Connecticut middle school teacher who raised $41,000 to help hundreds of his struggling neighbours during the COVID-19 pandemic got an unwelcome surprise for his charitable efforts: a form stating he could owe $16,031 in income taxes. Louis Goffinet, 27, of Mansfield, began picking up groceries for elderly neighbours afraid to go to the store during the early days of the pandemic, often spending his own money. Given the great need, he later organized two fundraisers on Facebook over a year and helped hundreds of families with groceries, rent money and holiday gifts, the Hartford Courant reported, setting a $200 limit. Goffinet said both financial support for his efforts and demand for assistance ended up becoming higher than he first expected. He tracked 140 grocery trips on a spreadsheet, noting he also provided Friday night dinners to 125 families, holiday gift cards for 20 families so they could buy gifts for their children, 31 Thanksgiving dinners and rental assistance to five families. Some local businesses donated food. “It became dramatically bigger than I thought," he said. "My original goal was to raise $200 to help one family with groceries. I was already doubting myself when I set that up, that people in town are not going to want to pay for someone else’s groceries.” In January, Facebook sent Goffinet a 1099 form that stated he owed taxes on the money he had raised. Facebook warns users that money generated from a fundraiser on the social medial platform may be taxable if more than $20,000 is raised and that a 1099 tax form will be issued. “I was so shocked,” Goffinet told the Courant. “When I think about the mental spot I was in at the end of January, coming off a second fundraiser that was quite a lot of work — busy weekends co-ordinating Thanksgiving, holiday gifts — to get what I perceived as a bill in the mail for $16,000 was just shocking.’' Goffinet is now working with a local accountant to determine how best to handle the situation. His bill is due May 17 and he expects to pay “some sort of tax burden” but isn't sure exactly how much. Meanwhile, some people in the community are now trying to help him out with the tax bill, so far sending $2,000 in checks to a post office box — not through Facebook. The Associated Press
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BERLIN — Bayern Munich teenager Jamal Musiala starred for the Bavarian powerhouse to go seven points clear in the Bundesliga on Saturday before coach Hansi Flick said he wanted to leave at the end of the season. Musiala scored two goals and was involved in the other as Bayern held on for a 3-2 win at third-place Wolfsburg. Following Leipzig’s scoreless draw with Hoffenheim the night before, it meant Bayern is closing in on a record-extending ninth consecutive title with just five rounds of the season remaining. That's not looking like enough to convince Flick to stay. “I would like to get out of my contract at the end of the season. That’s a fact,” Flick told Sky Sports Germany after the game. Flick has a contract with Bayern to 2023 but has clashed with sporting director Hasan Salihamidžic. He has also been linked with the Germany job, which will be vacant once Joachim Löw steps down after this summer's European Championship. The 18-year-old Musiala opened the scoring in the 15th minute when he eluded three Wolfsburg defenders before squeezing his shot under goalkeeper Koen Casteels. Musiala was again involved for Bayern’s second in the 24th, playing in David Alaba. Casteels cut out the Austrian defender’s cross but dropped the ball right at the feet of Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, who gratefully tapped it in. Wout Weghorst pulled one back against the run of play in the 35th, but Thomas Müller crossed for Musiala to head in his second goal two minutes later. All Wolfsburg coach Oliver Glasner could do was shake his head. But his team regrouped after the break. Bayern left too much room for Paulo Otavio to cross from the left for Maximilian Philipp to score in the 54th. Jérôme Roussillon missed another good chance for Wolfsburg as Bayern held on for the win. It was Wolfsburg's first defeat at home this season. It hadn't conceded in any of its previous five home games. Borussia Mönchengladbach beat Eintracht Frankfurt 4-0 in the first game since it was announced that Frankfurt coach Adi Hütter will be taking over from Gladbach coach Marco Rose next season. Rose is leaving to take over Borussia Dortmund, which has a chance Sunday to close the gap on Frankfurt in the last place for Champions League qualification by beating Werder Bremen. Also, Union Berlin enjoyed a 2-1 win over Stuttgart. Freiburg routed last-place Schalke 4-0, and Augsburg and Arminia Bielefeld drew 0-0. It was enough for Bielefeld to leave the relegation zone and leave Hertha Berlin in its place. Hertha’s next three games were called off due to an outbreak of COVID-19 at the club. Cologne’s bid to escape the drop begins with new coach Friedhelm Funkel in the Rhine derby at Bayer Leverkusen later Saturday. ___ More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/hub/soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports ___ Ciarán Fahey on Twitter: https://twitter.com/cfaheyAP CiaráN Fahey, The Associated Press
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PHILADELPHIA, PA / ACCESSWIRE / April 17, 2021 / Kaskela Law LLC announces that a shareholder class action lawsuit has been filed against Lordstown Motors Corp. (NASDAQ: RIDE) ("Lordstown" or the "Company") f/k/a DiamondPeak Holdings Corp.
PHILADELPHIA, PA / ACCESSWIRE / April 17, 2021 / Kaskela Law LLC announces that a shareholder class action lawsuit has been filed against AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. ("AgEagle" or the "Company") (NYSE:UAVS) on behalf of investors who purchased shares of the Company's securities between September 3, 2019 and February 18, 2021, inclusive (the "Class Period").
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A Smithers woman is pushing for the northern B.C. town to allow cremation after she drove for two hours to the nearest crematorium with the body of her infant son in the car, days after his stillbirth in 2015. "It's an absolute nightmare for any parent to have to deal with," said Jill McDonald. Smithers has an 86 per cent cremation rate for deceased residents, according to a 2019 B.C. Vital Statistics report, but it does not allow cremation within its boundaries. This leaves only two options for individuals who choose that method: work with the local funeral home to transport their deceased to another town, or transport their deceased themselves. An application was submitted to the town in November 2020 to adjust its zoning bylaws and allow crematory services within its boundaries. A public hearing on the topic will be held April 27. This is frustrating for McDonald who said the option for alternative transport was not even discussed with her or her husband after her stillbirth. "We were handed a death certificate and told we could stay the night or we could go home," McDonald told Daybreak North host Carolina de Ryk. "So we went through the process of laying his body to rest." McDonald said that process included phoning the funeral home in Smithers, filling out the appropriate paperwork, picking up his body from the local morgue and driving 250 kilometres to the nearest crematorium in Terrace with a small coffin on their back seat. Laurel Menzel is the crematorium operator who made the zoning bylaw amendment application to the town. Menzel said that McDonald's story is not unique and that families often have to take responsibility for transporting their deceased outside of Smithers to be cremated. If the rezoning takes place, Menzel hopes to offer the service. "Death care, by and large, is an extension of health care and death care done well brings people peace and closure," Menzel said. "And death care done poorly brings people grief and trauma." In a written statement, Smithers general manager of infrastructure Mark Allen acknowledged that while funeral parlours and undertaking establishments are permitted uses, crematory services are currently not permitted in the town's bylaws. "The business demand may justify the need for the crematorium use, and may play a part in town council's decision," he said. "But the purpose of the public hearing is for council to receive feedback from the public and for council to weigh all the information received to make an informed decision on permitting the crematorium use in Smithers' industrial areas."
PHILADELPHIA, PA / ACCESSWIRE / April 17, 2021 / Kaskela Law LLC announces that a shareholder class action lawsuit has been filed against Ontrak, Inc. ("Ontrak" or the "Company") (NASDAQ:OTRK) on behalf of investors who purchased shares of the Company's stock between November 5, 2020 and February 26, 2021, inclusive (the "Class Period").
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PHILADELPHIA, PA / ACCESSWIRE / April 17, 2021 / Kaskela Law LLC announces that a shareholder class action lawsuit has been filed against Renewable Energy Group, Inc. ("Renewable Energy" or the "Company") (NASDAQ:REGI) on behalf of investors who purchased shares of the Company's securities between May 3, 2018 and February 25, 2021, inclusive (the "Class Period").
PHILADELPHIA, PA / ACCESSWIRE / April 17, 2021 / Kaskela Law LLC announces that a shareholder class action lawsuit has been filed against Plug Power Inc. ("Plug Power" or the "Company") (NASDAQ:PLUG) on behalf of investors who purchased shares of the Company's stock between November 9, 2020 and March 1, 2021, inclusive (the "Class Period").
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