Weekly Report from Washington, D.C.

first_imgSome expired tax extenders could be renewed as part of a federal spending bill. Further, the spending bill could also delay the medical device excise tax and reform multiemployer pension plans. Finally, the IRS issued much-anticipated guidance on withholding for 2018.CongressLawmakers from both sides of the aisle have expressed support for extending the expired tax breaks. At this time, reports have surfaced that the extenders could be part of a government funding bill.In addition, revival of the medical device tax has lawmakers from both parties calling for repeal or further delay of the tax. A temporary suspension of the tax expired after 2017.Two House members, one Democrat and one Republican, are calling on Congress to return the state and local tax deduction to its pre-2018 parameters. Reps. Peter King, R-N.Y., and Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., said on January 9 that their proposal, the Securing Access to Lower Taxes by Ensuring (SALT) Deductibility Bill, would remove limits on the deduction under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (P.L. 115-97).Moreover, a bipartisan proposal for changes to multiemployer pensions is taking shape on Capitol Hill. Rep. Donald Norcross, D-N.J., and Rep. Phil Roe, R-Tenn., said that they plan a bill that would allow some multiemployer plans to move to a hybrid structure.TreasuryTreasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin predicted that the IRS will hire more employees to implement the new tax law. Mnuchin said that the Trump Administration is in discussions with Congress about additional funding for the Service.IRSWithholding. The IRS has issued updated 2018 withholding tables to reflect the changes made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (P.L. 115-97). According to the IRS, the updated 2018 withholding tables are designed to work with previously filed Forms W-4 (IR-2018-5).NTA. A new report from the National Taxpayer Advocate (NTA) cautions that the IRS will be challenged by budgetary constraints to implement the new tax law. The NTA also made 50 legislative recommendations, including regulation of unenrolled return preparers (IR-2018-3).Tax Scams. The IRS warned tax professionals that cybercriminals are again using email phishing schemes to steal clients’ identities. The Service reminded preparers to take steps to protect confidential information (IR-2018-2).By George L. Yaksick, Jr., Wolters Kluwer News StaffLogin to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.last_img read more

ROBO CALLS CAUSE SERVICE OUTAGES FOR VERIZON PHONE CUSTOMERS

first_imgBUSINESSES IN SIOUX CITY WHO ARE CUSTOMERS OF VERIZON ARE CONTINUING TO HAVE ISSUES WITH THEIR PHONE LINES.SIOUX CITY POLICE SAY ALL OF THEIR NON-EMERGENCY LINES WENT DOWN AS OF 11:40 PM WEDNESDAY.THAT INCLUDED THEIR RECORDS AND DISPATCH LINES.THE 9-1-1 SERVICE HAS NOT BEEN AFFECTED.CALLS MADE TO CITY HALL THROUGH A VERIZON PHONE ARE ALSO NOT GETTING THROUGH.THE NUMBERS TO THE WOODBURY COUNTY JAIL AND ANIMAL CONTROL WERE ALSO DOWN.SOME BUSINESSES IN SIOUX CITY ALSO HAVE REPORTED OUTAGES.VERIZON SAYS THEIR SYSTEM HAS BEEN FLOODED BY ROBO CALLS THE LAST FEW DAYS FROM OUTSIDE THE AREA, AND THAT IS CAUSING THE PROBLEM.last_img

De Bruyne: Man City, Man Utd in title race

first_imgManchester City De Bruyne: Man City and Man Utd fighting for title Dejan Kalinic Last updated 2 years ago 12:48 10/20/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Pep Guardiola Kevin De Bruyne Manchester City Getty Images Manchester City Kevin De Bruyne Manchester United Premier League It could change quickly, but the midfielder feels his team are battling their cross-town rivals for the league title Kevin De Bruyne believes the Premier League title race is already between Manchester City and United, but warned that things could change quickly.De Bruyne and City have made a scintillating start to the campaign, winning seven and drawing one of their opening eight games to be two points clear at the top.De Bruyne 11/10 to score against Burnley Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Jose Mourinho’s United are the only other unbeaten side remaining and they hold a three-point buffer to third-placed Tottenham.De Bruyne said it appeared the title battle was between City and United – for now.”For the moment I think so, but everybody’s still there,” the Belgium international told ESPN FC .”It’s so early, if you lose two or three games you go back to a [lower] position. We have to maintain this hopefully.”Pep Guardiola’s side have been lauded for their style this season and have netted 29 league goals and conceded just four.De Bruyne believes City are producing the types of performances their Spaniard boss wants.”I think we’re pretty much what he wants,” he said.”Obviously one game is going [to be] better than the other ones and one time we will look more like his team than another, but I think the way we play is always the same.”We play dominant football and like to put a lot of pressure on them and if you can do that, it works well. It’s hard to go full pace all the time but at the moment everyone is in great shape.”last_img read more

Paul Finebaum: ‘No Doubt’ Alabama Would Get Revenge On Clemson If They Play This Year

first_img Alabama vs. Clemson now feels like an inevitability in the post-season, and the still-hypothetical rematch was the talk of the college football world as media days brought attention to the beginning of the season.On Monday, Paul Finebaum was back at it, saying that there is “no doubt in his mind” that Alabama would win a potential rematch this post-season.He appeared on WJOX‘s The Roundtable to explain his take last week, and doubled down.Via 247Sports:“What Dylan Moses said, he said. He was complimenting Georgia because he’s more concerned about Georgia than he is Clemson,” Finebaum said during Monday’s appearance on WJOX 94.5 FM’s “The Roundtable” program. “I think every Alabama fan listening knows if Alabama and Clemson meet again in January, Alabama is going to win the game. There’s no doubt in my mind and I don’t think there’s any doubt in their mind.“They’ve been down this road before, they are the best revenge team in college football history. They are concerned with themselves and why everyone in that silo called Clemson gets so upset. Why don’t they celebrate? They’ve now won three in the school’s history. Alabama has won five of the last 10, Clemson has won three of the last 150.”Finebaum may well be right, of course. Tua Tagovailoa could take a big step forward and Alabama’s defense could withstand its losses to the NFL Draft better than Clemson, which loses a historically dominant starting defensive line. To say that “every Alabama fan knows that to be the case,” however, feels incredibly hubristic given how good Clemson has been, and how much the Tigers return, especially on offense.[WJOX via 247Sports] An extreme closeup of ESPN's Paul Finebaum.ARLINGTON, TX – DECEMBER 31: TV/radio personality Paul Finebaum of the SEC Network speaks on air before the Goodyear Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium on December 31, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)Paul Finebaum is not too shy about his love for the SEC. A few years ago, he put out a book titled My Conference Can Beat Your Conference: Why the SEC Still Rules College Football.It is no surprise, then, that he is still banging the drum for Alabama football over Clemson, even after the absolute drubbing the Tigers laid on the Crimson Tide in the national title game earlier this year. It is pretty much impossible to deny that those two teams stand above the rest in the national landscape.The SEC Network personality made waves during last week’s dueling SEC and ACC Media Days, going out on a strong limb with statements about the budding rivalry, which has played out in the last four College Football Playoffs. Perhaps most notably, he said that Clemson’s assertion that Notre Dame was a tougher foe than Alabama (which came on the heels of a similar statement from ‘Bama’s Dylan Moses re: Clemson and Georgia) proved that the Tigers “don’t know how to win yet.”The typically reserved Trevor Lawrence blasted Finebaum for that last take, calling him “unprofessional” in a since-deleted tweet.last_img read more

BW LPG Secures USD 400 Mln Loan for Its VLGC Newbuilds

first_imgzoom Very Large Gas Carrier (VLGC) owner BW LPG has signed an agreement for a debt facility worth up to USD 400 million for financing seven of its VLGC newbuildings.The loan comprises an ECA tranche of up to USD 268 million, representing approximately 67% of the facility amount, and a commercial tranche of up to USD 133 million, split equally between the two commercial lenders, representing approximately 33% of the facility amount.The financing has been raised from the Export-Import Bank of Korea (KEXIM) as export credit agency (ECA) lender,  DNB Asia Limited and Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (Publ), Singapore Branch, (SEB) as mandated lead arrangers and commercial lenders.DNB and HSBC Bank Plc. (HSBC) acted as ECA structuring advisors with HSBC also acting as ECA coordinator, the company said in a filling with Oslo Stock Exchange.“This facility, we believe, is a market leading financing in terms of pricing, tenor and structure and reflects the strong continued support that the company enjoys from its banks and the lending community. This facility is a culmination of a substantial effort from our team and also the Banks and financial institutions involved, to all of whom we would like to express our sincere gratitude,” said Vijay Kamath, BW LPG Chief Financial Officer.The company  said that it expects to close the first drawdown under the transaction in February.last_img read more

Alberta Energy Regulator reconsidering rejected Suncor tailings pond

first_imgCALGARY – Alberta’s energy watchdog has agreed to reconsider its rejection of a plan by oilsands giant Suncor to clean up its tailings ponds.The Alberta Energy Regulator denied the Calgary-based company’s applications in March, saying they did not satisfy requirements and a new proposal was needed.Suncor had proposed using a water cap to contain the toxic ponds which contain fine clay particles, bitumen and other chemicals left behind after mining and upgrading.The regulator says in a letter to a Suncor vice-president that it has reviewed the company’s request for reconsideration and decided that it would be appropriate in this case.The regulator says it was not aware of technology Suncor plans to use to treat the tailings and that should be considered in its assessment.It says it accepts Suncor’s explanation that it could not share details about the technology before receiving a patent for it.“The AER would ask that Suncor inform the AER of any such restrictions and potential delays so as to avoid this situation in future,” the letter reads.“Given these unusual circumstances, the AER will reconsider the applications.”last_img read more

Lengthy waits for nursing homes are stressing Nova Scotia hospitals NDP says

first_imgHALIFAX – New data show some Nova Scotia patients are languishing in hospital for a year or more waiting for a spot in a nursing home, clogging up the province’s hospitals, the NDP says.The party released figures from the Nova Scotia Health Authority in the legislature Wednesday, indicating 2,281 people waited in hospital for placement in long-term care between 2012 and 2017.The documents, obtained in a freedom-of-information request, show the hospital waits during that period lasted anywhere from 91 to 365 days, while 123 people waited in hospital beds for more than a year.“Over the last five years 718,230 bed days in our hospitals were used for people who were not hospital patients at all, but were waiting for placement in a nursing home,” NDP Leader Gary Burrill told the legislature.“The obvious result is a shortage of available acute care spaces.”Burrill asked Premier Stephen McNeil whether there are any plans to build new nursing home beds, pointing out the previous NDP government had plans for an additional 348 long-term care beds but the governing Liberals haven’t created any since coming to power in 2013.McNeil sidestepped the issue, saying the government believes continued investment in home care is needed to allow people to stay in their homes.“Which is why we have continued to invest in every budget since we’ve come into power in home care … and we will continue to work to ensure that we provide a myriad of options when it comes to long term care and end-of-life care,” he told reporters.McNeil said the government has made progress on the wait list, reducing it from 2,500 when it took office to its current level of around 1,000, although he admitted the number is still too high.The NDP figures indicate 1,128 people are currently waiting for a nursing home bed.“Where there’s a requirement and if long-term care beds is the solution then we will continue to work with our partners to provide those,” McNeil said. “But we have heard very loud and clear from people that they want to stay home as long as possible.”In the last provincial budget, Nova Scotia’s Health Department allotted $569 million for long-term care and $263 million for home supports.Burrill said he believes a refusal to provide more long-term care beds while increasing the emphasis on home care is “a huge mistake.”“Home care of course is a wonderful thing but it is not the complete story all the time. There are times in many people’s lives when long-term care is required.”The data released by the NDP said that 1,877 people had died over the last five years while waiting for long-term care.last_img read more

Sammy Hagar To Headline Stars Stripes Tournament

first_imgWith the coast of Cabo San Lucas providing a stunning backdrop, the organizers of the Stars & Stripes Tournament are upping the ante this year, recruiting Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Sammy Hagar to headline the event’s famed dinner and music entertainment on Saturday, June 27, 2015.In addition, backers of the fishing, golf and music fundraiser in Mexico have set $3 million as their fundraising goal, which would push the figure of total funds raised since 1997 to more than $23 million.“We are proud that we have evolved Stars & Stripes into the top-grossing national fishing tournaments benefiting children’s charities,” said Stars & Stripes Board Chairman Dick Gebhard. “This year, we’re even more energized to deliver a one-of-a-kind adventure to the teams participating and donate record-breaking funds to our partner Orange County children’s charities.”The 2015 grantees are Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County, Miracles For Kids, Orangewood Children’s Foundation/The Academy, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), Homeaid Orange County, Soldiers’ Angels and Building Baja’s Future.Organizers expect more than 600 people to reel and putt during the four-day adventure, held June 25-28 at the Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort in Mexico.Named after the children it helps — the real stars of the tournament — and the striped marlin in the Sea of Cortez, Stars & Stripes began in 1997 as a fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County. Dick Gebhard came up with the idea when he was a board member for the nonprofit organization, as he wanted to create a fundraiser unlike any other and combine fishing, golfing and music.The Stars & Stripes tournament, benefiting youth charities since 1997, is a world-class charity fundraiser that combines spectacular deep-sea fishing and golf on Mexico’s finest courses with beautiful accommodations and top-notch musical entertainment. For more information, click here.Limited team spots are available. Learn more about availability by contacting latoya@Starsandstripestournament.com or 661-246-8789.last_img read more

Incentives to Amazon could top 28 billion in NYC

first_imgNEW YORK — The total value of the incentive package New York is using to lure Amazon could top $2.8 billion.Amazon announced Tuesday that it would build new headquarters in New York City and Washington D.C.’s Virginia suburbs, each of which would host around 25,000 workers.The New York City headquarters, built on the East River waterfront in Queens, would vault Amazon into the ranks of the city’s top private-sector employers while transforming a site now mostly occupied by industrial buildings and parking lots.Snagging the online retailer, though, comes at a cost.In addition to nearly $1.53 billion in tax credits and grants offered by the state, Amazon would also qualify for two big tax breaks from the city.If it creates 25,000 jobs, as promised, Amazon would qualify for a city corporate income tax credit worth nearly $900 million over 12 years. On top of that, it would get a 15-year property-tax abatement worth an estimated $386 million.Those city tax credits aren’t unique to the Amazon deal. They have long been available to other companies, too, as a way of incentivizing growth and development outside Manhattan’s crowded business districts.Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said they expect to more than recoup that amount in the form of personal income taxes paid by Amazon’s employees, sales tax and economic activity generated by the company’s presence.Cuomo on Tuesday predicted that the project would eventually bring in $27.5 billion in new state revenue over the next 25 years, though that figure would depend on Amazon creating 40,000 new jobs in New York City — far more than the initial 25,000 it has promised. State budget director Robert Mujica said that calculation also includes an assumption that other businesses not connected to Amazon will have to hire as many as 67,000 workers to serve the needs of the company and its employees.Some experts say that revenue projection, which includes ancillary jobs like a food vendor who sells sandwiches to Amazon workers, may overestimate the company’s impact.“I’m not a big fan of counting the indirect jobs,” said Nicole Gelinas, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. She said vendors would likely sell to someone else if Amazon weren’t there.City and state officials did not provide an estimate of tax revenues from Amazon jobs alone.Karen Matthews, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Ban Kimoon appeals for ongoing fight to eradicate landmines

3 December 2007On the tenth anniversary of the landmark international anti-mine treaty, Ban Ki-moon today urged the world’s peoples and governments to continue the fight to abolish anti-personnel landmines. The Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction opened for signature in Ottawa, Canada, in 1997. At present, it has been signed by133 States, while 156 States have formally agreed to be bound by the treaty.“The Convention is a reality because people and governments all around the world agreed that anti-personnel landmines have no place in our world,” Mr. Ban said in a message marking the occasion. “On this anniversary, let us recommit ourselves to their elimination.”In the decade since the treaty – often referred to as the Ottawa Convention – opened for signature, legal trade in anti-personnel landmines has been halted, tens of millions of stockpiled landmines have been destroyed and land has been cleared and returned to communities, he pointed out.“The road to a mine-free world is long, but an end is in sight,” the Secretary-General observed. “But even after all the mines are out of the ground, a major challenge will remain: to provide the hundreds of thousands of people who have survived landmine accidents with all the support they need to become and remain active and productive members of the communities.” read more

A quarter of Pacific islanders live below basic needs poverty lines top

Many people in LDCs and landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) are disempowered by poverty and the lack of access to basic services.  They not only do not benefit from economic growth but high annual population growth rates present challenges for enrolment in higher education, and in training a skilled workforce. Moreover, climate change and its associated risks have put additional pressures on households and government resources in LDCs and LLDCs.To achieve sustainable results, development must be “a holistic process”, Saad Al Farargi, Special Rapporteur on the right to development told the meeting. One that requires the input and involvement of diverse groups, including States, international organizations, civil society, academia and the private sector. “Development programmes and policies can only succeed if they are addressing the right priorities”, he maintained. “To do that, participatory consultative processes, open for all segments of the society, have to be envisaged, budgeted for an implemented at every step of the way”. Cyclone Winston cost 30 per cent of GDP in Fiji. In 2015, the UN set out a vision for “people, planet, peace and prosperity” through partnership and solidarity, when it adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. To date however, many small island developing States (SIDS) still face persistent challenges linked to poverty, inequality and climate impacts.Speaking on behalf of the members of the Pacific Islands Forum, Fiame Naomi Mata’afa, Samoa’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment, painted a picture of dying corals and increasing numbers of cyclones, flooding and droughts. “One catastrophic event is undoing decades of progress, claiming lives, destroying vital infrastructure, homes, biodiversity and adversely affecting food security and the delivery of services and livelihoods”, she spelled out.  “Furthermore, our waste generation is outpacing our capacity to manage and are impacting our environment, ocean and marine life”.,Climate crisis snapshot Four of the nine tropical cyclones in the South West Pacific in the last 12 months were severe Category 3 storms, or greater.,As SIDS grapple with the externally induced impact of the climate crisis – the chief cause of land-loss due to rising sea levels – amplifying their challenges and vulnerabilities, the reality of poor development outcomes and insecurities in many of countries prevail. “Despite sustained economic growth…our people are struggling to make ends meet with one in every four Pacific Islander, living below national basic needs poverty lines”, Ms. Mata’afa lamented. “Unemployment, particularly of women and young people is high, with youth unemployment at double the global rate” and “Pacific men outnumber Pacific women in paid employment by two to one,” she added. Moreover, some of the highest global rates of violence against women are in the Pacific. At 7.7 per cent, women’s representation in Pacific parliaments is the lowest globally.,“Of the four countries globally that are without women parliamentarians, three are in the Pacific,” she asserted.Turning to non-communicable diseases (NCDs), she pointed out that regarding diabetes, seven Pacific countries are in the top 10 globally. And in 10 SIDS, five out of 10 Pacific islanders are overweight. “Moving forward, Pacific leaders are committed to more targeted support to enhance opportunities for women, youth, and persons with disabilities; addressing gender gaps in employment and decision making; enhancing sustainable tourism and fisheries while conserving the Pacific’s rich biodiversity; tackling NCDs and the dual threats of climate change and disasters more effectively”, she informed the meeting.  She expressed the Pacific’s gratitude for $1.57 billion from the Green Climate Fund and said, “our challenge now is implementation ensuring we better utilise existing funding; strengthen capacities, institutions and partnerships; and increase investment in statistical systems”.‘A holistic approach’ neededTurning to Least Developed Countries (LDCs), the HLPF evaluated progress and challenges in some of the world’s most vulnerable countries where populations are at high risk of being left behind, many in conflict or post-conflict situations. 47 countries present their efforts to implement the #GlobalGoals & ensure a better future for all at this year’s @UN #HLPF meeting on “Empowering people & ensuring inclusiveness & equality”. Action initiatives are highlighted at the #SDGLive zone https://t.co/uJRet9SPmu pic.twitter.com/hYyeCVnVyN— Amina J Mohammed (@AminaJMohammed) July 10, 2019 Cyclone Pam led to a 64 per cent Gross Domestic Product (GDP) drop in Vanuatu. Rising seas have displaced populations in the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and Kiribati.  Cyclone Gita cost 38 per cent of GDP losses in Tonga.   Overall sea levels in the Pacific Island have risen more than 50 per cent higher than the global average. read more

EHF EURO 2014 Poland and Sweden are in Denmark

The best teams of EHF EURO 2014 Qualification Group 5, Poland and Sweden secured their places in Denmark with two easy victories on Wednesday. Polish team had no problem in away match against Netherlands 30:23, while Sweden had easy afternoon in Ukraine 34:21. 1. Poland 8 24 111 : 135 1 0 4 5 1. Sweden 8 22 118 : 140 1 0 4 5 3. Netherlands 2 -20 147 : 127 4 0 1 5 3. Ukraine 2 -26 141 : 115 4 0 1 5 PHOTO: http://facebook.com/slabpl ← Previous Story Germans almost out of EHF EURO 2014 after defeat in Montenegro! Next Story → Furious Croatia beat Slovakia – Only draw for Hungary in Latvia

Its about to rain so hard that Met Éireann has issued a

first_imgUpdated 11.19pmTHE GOOD NEWS: It’s the weekend! The bad news: it’s going to rain so hard that Met Éireann has issued a weather warning.Sorry.The national meteorological service is warning about heavy rain on Saturday night and Sunday across Munster and Leinster, with coastal counties being hit the worst (Connacht and Ulster are set to escape the brunt of the drenching).In a slightly unusual – and perhaps ominous – sentence, the yellow alert warning ends with the words “Details uncertain at present”. Usually warning would have details about exactly how much rain is expected and whether there or not there is a risk of flooding.This map shows at least two patterns of heavy rain off Ireland’s west coast as of this evening: Source: Earth.nullschool.netSo maybe you’re better off staying in this weekend. Clean your house. Write that email to your parents. Watch that boxset you’ve heard so much about.Or, if you have to go outside, at least make sure you’ve got a good brolly. Source: PA Archive/Press Association ImagesOriginally published 5.31pmRead: Hurricane Bertha will miss us, but other possible storms are ‘being monitored’ >Read: Hawaii braces for back-t0-back hurricanes heading towards it >last_img read more

iPad 2 launch delay predicted due to production bottleneck

first_imgWhile we don’t know when the iPad 2 is meant to launch, the safe bet is on an April date. But that may now be in jeopardy due to an issue with producing the new tablet.Research and investment company Yuanta Securities Co. have discovered that a production bottleneck has occurred at Hon Hain Precision Industry Co. which is involved in the manufacture of the iPad 2.The bottleneck apparently stems from a design change Apple made recently that has been difficult to feed into the production line. The knock-on effect of this issue is an expected delay in launching the new tablet by two months. So the expected April launch will now become June.The problem for Apple, if this turns out to be the case, is a potential conflict with the launch of the iPhone 5. It also means shipments of iPad 2 won’t be as high as estimated. An April launch was expected to see 30.6 million ship in 2011, where as June means only 23 million.Such a delay will have little impact on consumer demand for the follow-up to the iPad as there was no official launch date anyway. However, the recent low stocks of iPads in certain territories does suggest such a delay doesn’t exist and that the iPad 2 launch is imminent.Read more at Businessweek, via 9to5Maclast_img read more

Series to explore growth of Clark County through residents’ personal tales

first_imgA series of community conversations begins on Jan. 27 that will explore how we got here.The project is defined by a theme, “How We Came to this Place,” and organizers looking for two types of findings — how we got to where we are now as individuals and as a community.It will examine the different perspectives between recent arrivals and Clark County residents with deeper historical roots.The Clark County Stories Project is a partnership of the Clark County Historical Museum, Washington State University Vancouver and Fort Vancouver Regional Library District.The project aims to inspire and train community members to collect the oral histories of residents who have witnessed the changes of the last 30 to 50 years.It opens at 4 p.m. on Jan. 27 with an oral history workshop in Library Hall at the Fort Vancouver Library District headquarters, 1007 E. Mill Plain Blvd. It will be led by Donna Sinclair, author and adjunct professor of history at WSU Vancouver.The project began when Sinclair and WSU Vancouver professor Sue Peabody looked at demographic data for Clark County. The population has more than doubled over the last 30 years to almost 500,000. More than half — 54 percent — of its residents were born in another state; 10 percent were born in another country.last_img read more

Global account managers are paid highest annual bonuses

first_imgGlobal account managers receive the highest annual bonuses in the UK, taking home up to £37,000, according to research by Glassdoor.Its UK jobs paying the highest bonuses report, which is based on the median bonus amount and the median total compensation for jobs shared anonymously on Glassdoor, also found that partners earn the second highest bonus amount in the UK, with a median annual bonus of £33,500.The top 10 UK jobs with the highest bonuses are:Global account manager: £37,000 median bonus, £90,000 median total compensation.Partner: £33,500 median bonus, £150,000 median total compensation.Chief operating officer (COO): £31,500 median bonus, £152,500 median total compensation.Chief executive officer (CEO): £30,450 median bonus, £155,000 median total compensation.Portfolio manager: £30,000 median bonus, £115,000 median total compensation.Equity trader: £30,000 median bonus, £120,938 median total compensation.Broker: £27,500 median bonus, £85,000 median total compensation.Investment banking associate: £25,375 median bonus, £100,000 median total compensation.Trader: £25,000 median bonus, £89,500 median total compensation.Account executive: £24,000 median bonus, £60,500 median total compensation.Diarmuid Russell (pictured), head of international at Glassdoor, said: “People traditionally think that those working in finance earn the biggest bonuses. While finance roles such as portfolio managers, traders and brokers take five of the top 10 spots, it’s interesting that they are nearer the bottom of our list.“The earning potential of top sales professionals is evident, with global account managers taking top billing, and of course senior workers such as CEOs and COOs with greater experience and qualifications also doing well.”last_img read more

Recent Wilmington Real Estate Transactions

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are real estate transactions in Wilmington during the week of October 28, 2018:Address: 87 Aldrich RoadPrice: $539,900Buyer: Kevin D. Langley & Nicole M. LangleySeller: Leo A. Hamel & Marjorie S. HamelDate: 10/30/18Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 16,553sfAddress: 19 Boutwell StreetPrice: $765,000Buyer: Kathleen E. Gatton & Marc P. GenestSeller: Dovetail ConstructionDate: 10/31/18Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 31,363sfAddress: 37 Brand AvenuePrice: $445,000Buyer: Jaconias DaSilva-EuriquesSeller: Audrey M Golden, Trustee for Marlene J. EastmanDate: 10/31/18Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 10,019sfAddress: 25 Burlington AvenuePrice: $380,000Buyer: Stephen G. Perry, Jr. & Patricia S. PerrySeller: Leon FT LLCDate: 10/30/18Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 26,136sfAddress: 10 Evans DrivePrice: $360,000Buyer: Michael Tkachuk, Trustee for 10 Evans Drive NTSeller: Stephen P. WelchDate: 11/1/18Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 35,719sfAddress: 15 Green Meadow DrivePrice: $764,900Buyer: Joseph K. Pesaturo & Teresa B. PesaturoSeller: Elm Tree Development LLCDate: 10/31/18Use: Res. Dev. LandLot Size: 21,344sfAddress: 11 Massachusetts AvenuePrice: $365,460Buyer: Tezo Properties LLCSeller: Wells Fargo BankDate: 10/30/18Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 10,019sfAddress: 38 Oakdale RoadPrice: $275,000Buyer: Michael Tkachuk, Trustee for 38 Oakdale Road NTSeller: Wilfred J. Deveau & Marcel L. DeveauDate: 11/2/18Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 10,019sfAddress: 399 Shawsheen AvenuePrice: $290,000Buyer: Michael Tkachuk, Trustee for SLA RTSeller: Walter Bristol, Jr., Trustee for Bristol FTDate: 11/2/18Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 43,124sfAddress: 15 Strout AvenuePrice: $490,995Buyer: Samantha Holden & Eric HoldenSeller: Holly LowellDate: 10/31/18Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 34,412sfLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedRecent Wilmington Real Estate TransactionsIn “Business”Recent Wilmington Real Estate TransactionsIn “Business”Recent Wilmington Real Estate TransactionsIn “Business”last_img read more

Egypt asks Interpol to trace auctioned off Tutankhamun mask over

first_imgCAIRO: Egypt has asked international police agency Interpol to track down a 3,000-year-old Tutankhamun artefact that was sold in London for USD 6 million despite fierce opposition from Cairo, government officials said. Christie’s auction house sold the 11-inch relic for USD 5,970,000 (5,290,000 euros) to an unknown buyer in early July at one of its most controversial auctions in years. Also Read – EAM Jaishankar calls on European Parliament President David Sassoli Advertise With Us But less than a week after the sale, Egypt’s National Committee for Antiquities Repatriation (NCAR) said after an urgent meeting that national prosecutors had asked Interpol “to issue a circular to trace” such artefacts over alleged missing paperwork. “The committee expresses its deep discontent of the unprofessional behaviour of the sale of Egyptian antiquities without providing the ownership documents and the evidence that proves its legal export from Egypt,” the NCAR said in a statement. Also Read – This is why Denmark, Sweden and Germany are considering a meat tax Advertise With Us The committee — headed by Minister of Antiquities Khaled El-Enany and attended by his predecessor Zahi Hawass as well as officials from various ministries — also called upon Britain to “prohibit the export of the sold artefacts” until the Egyptian authorities were shown the documents. It suggested the issue could have an impact on cultural relations, by referencing “the ongoing cooperation between both countries in the field of archaeology, especially that there are 18 British archaeological missions are working in Egypt.” Advertise With Us The NCAR added it had hired a British law firm to file a “civil lawsuit” although no further details were given. The London sale of the head of “Boy King” Tutankhamun angered Egyptian officials at the time and sparked a protest outside Christie’s by about a dozen people who held up signs reading “stop trading in smuggled antiquities.” Hawass told AFP that the piece appeared to have been “stolen” in the 1970s from the Karnak Temple complex just north of Luxor and the Egyptian foreign ministry asked the UK Foreign Office and the UN cultural body UNESCO to step in and halt the sale. But such interventions are rare and made only when there is clear evidence of the item’s legitimate acquisition by the seller being in dispute. Christie’s argued that Egypt had never before expressed the same level of concern about an item whose existence has been “well known and exhibited publicly” for many years. “The object is not, and has not been, the subject of an investigation,” Christie’s said in a statement to AFP. The auction house has published a chronology of how the relic changed hands between European art dealers over the past 50 years and told AFP that it would “not sell any work where there isn’t clear title of ownership”.last_img read more

LIC launches moneyback plan Bima Diamond to mark diamond jubilee

first_imgState-run Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) has announced a new money-back plan “Bima Diamond” to mark diamond jubilee celebrations. The plan will be available for buying till Aug. 31, 2017. Policy holders will start receiving money every fourth year under the plan. The minimum sum assured is Rs 1 lakh, while the maximum is Rs 5 lakh.”Bima Diamond” comes with policy terms of 16, 20 and 24 years and premium paying terms of 10, 12 and 15 years, according to the company.”The with-profit, limited premium payment” money-back plan offers benefits such as full sum assured during the policy and half the sum assured beyond the policy during the extended cover period or equal to half of the policy term.Besides, a fixed percentage of sum assured is payable on survival at the end of specified durations during the policy term and the balance sum assured payable on maturity.Under the plan, auto cover is available after payment of three years of premiums. Optional accidental death and disability benefit and term assurance rider are also available while loyalty addition is payable on certain conditions, the PTI reported citing a statement by LIC.last_img read more

Baltimore Community Officers Reassigned to Patrol

first_imgAs part of the Baltimore City Police Department’s plan to address well-documented staffing issues, the department plans to reassign 114 officers to sector patrol duties in the next few weeks, as Commissioner Kevin Davis announced earlier this month.Officers in the Baltimore Police Department Community Collaboration Division join residents in prayer with Mothers of Murdered Sons & Daughters (MOMS). (Courtesy photo)To accomplish this, however, many officers currently assigned to the Community Collaboration Division (CCD), headed by a prominent Black police chief, Melvin Russell, will be transferred to meet this need, BPD Chief of Staff Andrew Vetter said in a letter to city council.“It’s a bittersweet thing,” Councilman Brandon Scott, chair of the public safety committee, said. “I’ve heard the cry from my citizens and people across the city about the need for more patrol officers. At the same time, I’ve also heard the cry for increased and improved community relations. However, I think that [reassignments are] something that we have to do regardless of how great units are staffed.”Scott also said that he is working with Maryland State Del. Antonio Hayes to put a community policing committee for the department into law so that “these kinds of decisions will be looked upon more broadly.”The chief spokesman for the BPD, T.J. Smith, said that 42 of the 114 officers are coming from the CCD because it was “well staffed,” and that almost every section in the agency had to sacrifice some officers.“In situations where you have a staffing shortage…and we continuously and virtually beg Baltimorians to put in their applications and go through the process to be Baltimore police officers, we have to think outside the box and figure out ways to fill patrol cars for when if you or a member of your family calls 911 we can assure that the officer gets to you in a timely manner,” Smith said.“That’s not to say that the officers aren’t going to still be able to do community collaboration type activities; quite honestly, we want to have a police department where every officer is a community collaboration officer,” Smith continued, “but as a main focus, we have to make sure we have officers available to back one another up and to respond to calls for service throughout the city and respond to the emergency needs of the residents of Baltimore.”Russell declined to comment, but a source close to him said that he is not happy about the reassignments and the interruption of the progress the division has made, including the participation in and coordination of 1,004 community events in 2016.last_img read more