For emerging adults, pandemic serves up unique challenges

first_imgCONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The pandemic has been hard on both kids and adults, but it’s also been challenging for those who are in between. Demographic shifts during the last century have given rise to a distinct developmental stage called “emerging adulthood” that spans the late teens and early twenties. With the pandemic causing major disruptions in education, employment, housing and more, young people who are no longer adolescents but not quite adults are struggling to find their footing. Some experts worry that could have long-term negative effects, though the psychologist who coined the phrase “emerging adulthood” said this age group is resilient and likely will bounce back.last_img read more

Some students qualify for free tax preparation

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Thousands of college students may qualify to file their state and federal income taxes electronically for free using INfreefile, a service available through the Indiana Department of Revenue.INfreefile allows qualifying taxpayers to file tax returns using the same question-and-answer style vendor software many pay to use – making tax filing fast and easy. Most taxpayers with adjusted gross incomes of $66,000 or less qualify for INfreefile. More information is available here.Electronically-filed returns usually have a two week of processing time versus up to 12 weeks for paper forms. E-filing is also more secure and accurate, with an error rate of only two percent.The Indiana Department of Revenue has launched two new web pages designed to help Indiana college students file their Indiana tax returns.  The pages have easy-to-understand lists of tax terms, tax tips, residency requirements and more information for U.S. residents and international students studying in Indiana.“Many young adults file their first tax returns while in college. Providing them with additional resources to help guide them through this tax season is just one part of our ongoing push to deliver excellent customer service to Hoosiers,” said DOR Commissioner Adam Krupp.Indiana residents whose wages and other income is $1000 or more need to file an Indiana tax return. Non-residents are required to pay taxes on any income earned in Indiana and need to file an Indiana tax return based upon their residency status. More information is available here.International students can get specialized information on tax filing requirements here.Even if a third-party such as a parent prepares the tax return, the taxpayer is still ultimately responsible for the accuracy, timely filing, and signature or electronic authorization on the tax return. The DOR offers forms which would allow a parent to talk to an Indiana DOR representative (Schedule 7, POA-1) with the student’s permission.last_img read more

Guyana’s top wheelsmen to be in action on November 19 … Team Alanis stages 20-lap criterium around National Park

first_imgGUYANA’S top pedal cyclists will be in action next Sunday (November 19) when Team Alanis stages a 20-lap road race around the outer circuit of the National Park starting at 11:00hrs.The event, which is being sponsored by Team Alanis’ New York Chapter, will include several categories of cyclists, including seniors, juniors, veterans, BMX and mountain bikers.Among the United States-based Guyanese who have already contributed to the activity are: `Red man Gerry (only name provided), Monty Davis, Danny Chee and his wife Eunice, Onika Massy-Chung and Derick Sue Hang.With over $100 000 in prize money at stake for the entire activity, it will be interesting to see if Alanzo Greaves will be able to maintain the momentum, after serving a one-year ban for the use of illegal substance during last year’s `Ride for Life’ Five Stage road race.Greaves made a heavy impact on his return to the local cycling scene. He placed second in the 65-mile first stage road race behind Geron Williams then placed among the top eight finishers in the 3.5-mile individual time trial, ending off with a win in the 50.5-mile (20 laps) final stage around the outer circuit of the National Park.Apart from Greaves, Shaquille Agard will be beaming with confidence after winning the overall title in last weekend’s three-stage road race.Not to be outdone is Jamal John of Team Coco’s who won the previous weekend’s Digicel `Cancer Awareness’ 30-lap event around the same circuit.Other riders are Raynauth Jeffrey, Orville Hinds, Raul Leal, Michael Anthony, Marlon `Fishy’ Williams, Akeem Wilkinson and Geron Williams.last_img