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Art of War competitor – Jeff Meusa

Art of War competitor – Jeff Meusa

first_imgAs we count down to the Art of War Competition, today we would like to feature another talented deejay who is participating in the competition.Jeff Meusa is 34 years old and hails from the mining town of Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) and who resides sometimes in New York. Jeff started his musical career at the age of 25 and is attached to the Spotlight Sound.He has been in the sound business for seven years. Meusa has competed in two clashes and is still to win a trophy. His preferred musical weapons of choice are dub plates and 45s.His focus as a deejay is to always maintain crowd interaction; and he sees his ability to select and deejay for himself as his strongest qualities. Meusa gets his inspiration from his fans.His most memorable moment as a DJ was at the 2017Art of War competition when he was able to convert the fans of the DJs from Georgetown, with his deejaying style.If you want to see Jeff Meusa in action, be sure to come out on July 28 at the Sports Hall tarmac. For more information on Art of War 2018, you can check the Facebook page “Empire Media Inc” or call telephone numbers 680-6720 or 862-233-0494.last_img read more

Ebini Agriculture Station access road to be rehabilitated

Ebini Agriculture Station access road to be rehabilitated

first_imgThe Agriculture Ministry’s National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) is currently tendering for the rehabilitation of the access road to the Ebini Agriculture Station.The repairs, along with the construction of three timber bridges and the installation of High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) pipe culverts, will cost an estimated .8 million, according to the Government Information Agency (GINA).“These projects are in keeping with Government’s programme for agricultural diversification, and will not only create greater easier access to the site, but also boost production and commercial activities in the area,” GINA said in its release.“A Brazilian firm, New Frontier Agriculture Incorporated (NFAI) will be commencing a large-scale commercial production of soybean in Ebini, shortly. [National Agriculture Research & Extension Institute] NAREI has begun preparatory works to facilitate this investment,” GINA noted.NAREI Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr Oudho Homenauth stated: “Our focus at Ebini would be the development of a nursery, which will happen I suspect before the middle of the year… we have to go through the process of advertising and so on. We will also be expanding our orchard; that will be further increased by at least 10 acres.”It was noted that this investment is expected to “significantly reduce” the amount of foreign currency expended on soybean (used in the production of animal feed) since it will be available locally. Guyana imports approximately 30,000 tonnes of animal feed per year.NAREI CEO, Dr Oudho Homenauthlast_img read more

BLUES BLANK VOYAGEURS 2-0

BLUES BLANK VOYAGEURS 2-0

first_img Watch Live Full Schedule Roster Preview Next Game: at Nipissing University 10/6/2019 | 12:00 p.m. Matchup History The University of Toronto Varsity Blues women’s soccer team blanked the Laurentian Voyageurs 2-0 on Saturday afternoon (Oct 5) at Laurentian University.HOW IT HAPPENED: The first half would see a combined eleven shots with Blues third-year midfielder Miranda Badovinac combing with Anna Crone to open the scoring (39′).The second half began with a heavy press from the Voyageurs as Blues fourth-year goalkeeper Levana Staggolis would face five shots on goal, saving all of them. In the 56th minute, fifth-year transfer Jenny Wolever extended the Blues lead to two.Toronto fourth-year goalkeeper Levana Staggolis  made seven saves in the contest.UP NEXT: The Blues continue their northern road trip tomorrow (Sunday, Oct 6) vs. the Nippising Lakers.For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit www.varsityblues.ca. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Hummels to Man United can’t be ruled out just yet, claims McGuinness

Hummels to Man United can’t be ruled out just yet, claims McGuinness

first_imgManchester United’s pursuit of Mats Hummels might not be over just yet, according to talkSPORT correspondent Dom McGuinness.Louis van Gaal is a fan of the Germany World Cup winner and has made the Borussia Dortmund defender one of his top targets this summer.Manager Jurgen Klopp has rubbished claims the 25-year-old will depart the Bundesliga giants, but McGuinnes believes anything is possible.“Ed Woodward has left the tour on, what he claims is, general business but we do read into that transfer activity,” he told Hawksbee and Jacobs. “He’s already back trying to work on that.“As with all the big clubs they’ve been linked with everybody. Mats Hummels is the key one. [Borussia Dortmund manager] Jurgen Klopp has already said that’s not happening, or they can forget it if they’re offering €22million.“I wouldn’t write that off yet.” Mats Hummels 1last_img read more

‘Now I know what everybody’s talking about!’ – Jurgen Klopp on the influence of Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge

‘Now I know what everybody’s talking about!’ – Jurgen Klopp on the influence of Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge

first_img ‘Now I know what everybody’s talking about!’ – Jurgen Klopp on the influence of Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge 1 Jurgen Klopp praised the impact made by Daniel Sturridge in Liverpool’s 6-1 defeat of Southampton, but refused to accept his team had been given the choice Capital One Cup semi-final draw against Stoke.With masterful finishes, Sturridge scored Liverpool’s first two goals after Sadio Mane’s header had given Southampton the lead in the opening minute of their quarter-final fixture.Klopp’s team were thereafter fully in control, inspiring Divock Origi’s first goals for the club when the Belgian scored a hat-trick, in addition to a further, impressive finish in the second half from substitute Jordon Ibe.Liverpool’s progress since Klopp’s appointment less than two months ago has been significant and dramatic, but with Sturridge perhaps the key component in their pursuit of a first major trophy since 2012 and a top-four finish in the Premier League, the striker’s goals will likely have encouraged his manager more than anything else he has so far seen.The German, however, who had recently suggested the striker should be prepared to play even if unconvinced he was 100 per cent fit, remained reluctant to say he could return to the level he showed until his injury problems began in 2014.“I said to him after the game, ‘Now I know what everybody’s talking about’,” Klopp said.“Of course, I know about his quality. It’s important for us we have these good strikers.“How should I know (if Sturridge can get back to his career-best form of 2013/14)?“Maybe he can be better. Write this: ‘Daniel Sturridge can be much better than he was’.“No (Sturridge did not need convincing to start). The problem with Daniel was we didn’t know how long he could play. He had not the perfect pre-season.“It was a good decision (to select him), I have to say.”In progressing to the semi-finals against Stoke, Liverpool avoided the potentially more difficult draws against Everton or Manchester City, but Klopp pointed to his team’s recent 4-1 win at City as proof they need not be concerned about facing them, and insisted that Stoke remain a significant challenge.“I have absolutely no problems with a match against Everton,” he said.“As you could see we have no problem with matches against Manchester City, but we got Stoke.“I’ve had a few finals in my life and I know there was never an easy one. Stoke will want this final, for sure.”The 6-1 defeat represented Southampton’s worst at home for 56 years, since a 6-0 loss to Brentford in March 1959, and while criticising his team for making it “too easy” for Liverpool, their manager, Ronald Koeman, accepted responsibility for the attacking changes which he said ultimately increased their deficit. “(It was) great play of Liverpool,” he said.“They played a fantastic game. Very complete, defensively strong, good movement, and they killed the game with high quality, but (it was) too easy in my opinion.“The second half is my responsibility. I took the decision to play three at the back, and the first 20 minutes after half-time it was a little bit better, but we didn’t score, and the last 20 minutes, there were too big spaces, too big gaps.”last_img read more

Job Vacancy: Manager sought for local community centre

Job Vacancy: Manager sought for local community centre

first_imgJob Vacancy: A Manager/Coordinator vacancy has arisen at Ionad An Mhachaire in Maghery, West Donegal. The role will involve managing and developing the popular community service that has been at the heart of the community for more than a decade, catering for locals and tourists alike.See job description and application details below: Job Vacancy: Manager sought for local community centre was last modified: January 21st, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:An MhachairecoordinatordungloeIonad An MhachairejobsMachaire le Chéile TeoMAGHERYManagerwest donegal jobslast_img read more

“2016 Post-Election Tax Update” Sample Client Letter Now Available

“2016 Post-Election Tax Update” Sample Client Letter Now Available

first_imgCCH Tax Day ReportWolters Kluwer has prepared a sample client letter that highlights President-elect Trump’s major tax proposals to date. It also alerts clients to the dynamics created by having both a Republican administration and a Republican Congress going into 2017 and how that might forecast possible tax reform legislation. This client letter is set forth below for the convenience and use of our readers. It also will appear on IntelliConnect under Federal Tax Practice Tools/Client Letter Toolkit.Re: 2016 Post-Election Tax UpdateDear Client:Any change in Presidential Administration brings the possibility, indeed the likelihood, of tax law changes and the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States is no exception. During the campaign, President-elect Trump outlined a number of tax proposals for individuals and businesses. This letter highlights some of the President-elect’s tax proposals. Keep in mind that a candidate’s proposals can, and often do, change over the course of a campaign and also after taking office. This letter is based on general tax proposals made by the President-elect during the campaign and is intended to give a broad-brush snapshot of those proposals.At the same time, the end of the year may bring some tax law changes before President Obama leaves office. This letter also highlights some of those possible changes with an eye on how late tax legislation could impact your year-end tax planning.Campaign proposalsDuring the campaign, President-elect Trump called for reducing the number of individual income tax rates, lowering the individual income tax rates for most taxpayers, lowering the corporate tax rate, creating new tax incentives, and repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) (including presumably the ACA’s tax-related provisions). The President-elect, in his campaign materials, highlighted several goals of tax reform:—Tax relief for middle class Americans—Simplify the Tax Code—Grow the American economy—Do not add to the debt or deficitPresident-elect Trump also identified during the campaign a number of tax-related proposals that he intends to pursue during his first 100 days in office:—The Middle Class Tax Relief and Simplification Act: According to Trump, the legislation would provide middle class families with two children a 35 percent tax cut and lower the “business tax rate” from 35 percent to 15 percent.—Affordable Childcare and Eldercare Act: A proposal described by Trump during the campaign that would allow individuals to deduct childcare and elder care from their taxes, incentivize employers to provide on-site childcare and create tax-free savings accounts for children and elderly dependents.—Repeal and Replace Obamacare Act: A proposal made by Trump during the campaign to fully repeal the ACA.—American Energy & Infrastructure Act: A proposal described by Trump during the campaign that “leverages public-private partnerships, and private investments through tax incentives, to spur $1 trillion in infrastructure investment over 10 years.”Individual income taxesThe last change to the individual income tax rates was in the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA), which raised the top individual income tax rate. Under ATRA, the current individual income tax rates are 10, 15, 25, 28, 33, 35, and 39.6 percent. During the campaign, President-elect Trump proposed a new rate structure of 12, 25 and 33 percent:—Current rates of 10 percent and 15 percent = 12 percent under new rate structure.—Current rates of 25 percent and 28 percent = 25 percent under new rate structure.—Current rates of 33 percent, 35 percent and 39.6 percent = 33 percent under new rate structure.This rate structure mirrors one proposed by House Republicans earlier this year. During the campaign, President-elect Trump did not detail the precise income levels within which each bracket percentage would fall, instead generally estimating for joint returns a 12-percent rate on income up to $75,000; a 25-percent rate for income between $75,000 and $225,000; and 33 percent on income more than $225,000 (brackets for single filers will be half those dollar amounts) and “low-income Americans” would have a 0-percent rate. As further details emerge, our office will keep you posted.Closely-related to the individual income tax rates are the capital gains and dividend tax rates. The current capital gains rate structure, imposed based upon income tax brackets, would presumably be re-aligned to fit within President-elect Trump’s proposed percent income tax bracket levels.AMT and morePresident-elect Trump proposed during the campaign to repeal the alternative minimum tax (AMT). The last time that Congress visited the AMT lawmakers voted to retain the tax but to provide for inflation-adjusted exemption amountsDuring the campaign, Trump proposed to repeal the federal estate and gift tax. The unified federal estate and gift tax currently starts for estates valued at $5.490 million for 2017 (essentially double at $10.980 million for married individuals), Trump, however, also proposed a “carryover basis” rule for inherited stock and other assets from estates of more than $10 million. This additional proposal has already been criticized by some Republican members of Congress, while some Democrats have raised repeal of the federal estate tax as a non-starter.Other proposals made by President-elect Trump during the campaign would limit itemized deductions, eliminate the head-of-household filing status and eliminate all personal exemptions. President-elect Trump also has called for increasing the standard deduction. Under Trump’s plan, the standard deduction would increase to $15,000 for single individuals and to $30,000 for married couples filing jointly. In contrast, the 2017 standard deduction amounts under current law are $6,350 and $12,700, respectively, as adjusted for inflationPossible new family-oriented tax breaks were discussed by President-elect Trump during the campaign. These include the creation of dependent care savings accounts, changes to earned income tax credit and enhanced deductions for child care and eldercare.Health careThe Affordable care Act (ACA) created a number of new taxes that impact individuals and businesses. These taxes range from an excise tax on medical devices to taxes on high-dollar health insurance plans. The ACA also created the net investment income (NII) tax and the Additional Medicare Tax, both of which generally impact higher income taxpayers. The ACA also made significant changes to the medical expense deduction and other rules that affect individuals. For individuals and employers, the ACA created new mandates to carry or offer insurance, or otherwise pay a penalty.President-elect Trump made repeal of the ACA one of the centerpieces of his campaign. During the campaign, the President-elect said he would call a special session of Congress to repeal the ACA. At this time, how repeal may move through Congress remains to be seen. Lawmakers could vote to repeal the entire ACA or just parts. Our office will keep you posted of developments as they unfold.Business tax proposalsOn the business front, President-elect Trump highlighted small businesses, the corporate tax rate, and some international proposals during his campaign. Along with simplification, and the reduction, of taxes for small business.Particularly for small businesses, Trump has proposed a doubling of the Code Sec. 179 small business expensing election to $1 million. Trump has also proposed the immediate deduction of all new investments in a business, which has also been endorsed by Congressional tax reform/simplification advocates.The current corporate tax rate is 35 percent. President-elect Trump called during the campaign for a reduction in the corporate tax rate to 15 percent. He also proposed sharing that rate with owners of “pass through” entities (sole proprietorships, partnerships and S corporations), but only for profits that are put back into the business.Based on campaign materials, a one-time reduced rate would also be available to encourage companies to repatriate earnings of foreign subsidiaries that are held offshore. Many more details about these corporate and international tax proposals are expected.Year-end 2016More immediately, the calendar is quickly turning to 2017. Congress will meet for a “lame duck” session and is expected to take up tax legislation. Exactly what tax legislation Congress will consider before year-end remains to be seen. Every lawmaker has his or her “key” legislation to advance before the year-end. They include:—Legislation to renew some expiring tax extenders, especially energy extenders.—Legislation to fund the federal government, including the IRS, through the end of the 2017 fiscal year.—Legislation to enhance retirement savings for individuals.—Legislation to help citrus farmers, small businesses and moreSome of these bills, if passed and signed into law, could impact year-end tax planning. The expiring extenders include the popular higher tuition and fees deduction along with some targeted business incentives. If these extenders are renewed, or made permanent, our office can assist you in maximizing their potential value in year-end tax planning.Another facet of year-end tax planning is looking ahead. President-elect Trump has proposed some significant changes to the Tax Code for individuals and businesses. If these proposals become law, especially any reduction in income tax rates, and are made retroactive to January 1, 2017, your tax planning definitely needs to be reviewed. Our office will work with you to maximize any potential tax savings.Working with CongressWhen the 115th Congress convenes in January 2017, it will find the GOP in control of both the House and Senate, therefore allowing Trump to move forward on his proposals more easily. It remains to be seen, however, what compromises will be necessary between Congress and the Trump Administration to find common ground. In particular, too, compromise will likely be needed to bring onboard both GOP fiscal conservatives who will want revenue offsets to pay for tax reduction, and Senate Democrats who have the filibuster rule to prevent passage of tax bills with fewer than 60 votes. And beyond considering tax proposals one tax bill at a time, it remains to be seen whether proposals can be packaged within a broader mandate for “tax reform” and “tax simplification.”The information generally available now about President-elect Trump’s tax proposals is based largely on statements by him during the campaign and campaign materials. President-elect Trump will take office January 20, 2017. Between now and then, more details about his tax proposals may be available. Please contact our office if you have any questions.Sincerely yours,last_img read more

Belotti: ‘Toro behind Mazzarri’

Belotti: ‘Toro behind Mazzarri’

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Andrea Belotti insists the Torino players are firmly behind coach Walter Mazzarri as “we showed this team are still alive” against Juventus. Another derby defeat to the Old Lady at the Grande Torino has put Mazzarri under pressure and the Granata are still without a win in Serie A since the 2-1 victory over Milan in late September. Despite that, Belotti reassured his boss he still had the full support of the club’s dressing room to come through this difficult spell. “We confronted ourselves and some of us have let out what we kept inside,” the striker told Corriere Torino. “After speaking about it, we have understood and got to know each other better. We have released ourselves from bad thoughts and, against Juventus, we showed this team are still alive. “The whole squad are still behind Mazzarri, we always have been. And on the pitch against Juventus, we demonstrated this.” Torino desperately need to bounce back this weekend against Brescia, given they are just four points off the teams inside the relegation zone.last_img read more

Robin Uthappa: An extended run is what he needs

Robin Uthappa: An extended run is what he needs

first_imgKarnataka batsman Robin Uthappa has made yet another comeback into the national squad for the series against Zimbabwe starting July 10. The big-hitting Uthappa started with some promise at the international circuit but was not able to sustain it throughout.But his recent performances in the domestic circuit has earned him a spot in the line-up. Uthappa has been a part, a pivotal one, of the most  consistent Ranji Trophy team of the present – Karnataka. He scored 912 runs from 19 innings to finish as the top scorer of the 2015 season. An average of 50 over a considerable period of time shows that he wanted to make a statement to the national selectors. And indeed the selectors have responded.ConsistencyUthappa started as an attacking opener. Most times, he went after the bowling attack right from ball one of the match. If one were to look back at the inaugural T20 World Cup, Uthappa’s performances were among the best in the tournament. His attacking instincts worked. He contributed in almost all the matches and in the tied game against Pakistan, Uthappa smashed 50 off 39 balls. Not to forget, he too contributed during the bowl-out. He loved coming down the track to fast bowlers and some of his pick-up shots were a treat to watch. Most followers of Indian cricket wanted to see more of it. But unfortunately, Uthappa faded away from the radar. What Uthappa lacked was consistency and shot selection.Moreover he was never given a specific spot in the batting order. He always shuffled positions in the line-up, which eventually posed a challenge to his ability to adapt. Uthappa had to adjust his playing style to suit the needs of playing down the order. He couldn’t. advertisementAdding to his woes, he wasn’t given a long run. He saw himself playing one-off matches and at most times dead rubbers which didn’t help his cause.  What has changedUthappa needed some time to realise that he wasn’t Virender Sehwag. He understood that he had to curb his natural instincts and play the ball on merit. He now has the calm head to play long innings. Even when playing for Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2013 IPL season he, more often than not, stayed at the crease till the end and finished games for his team.He now loves opening the innings in any format of the game. In fact one can see the improvement in his ability to play swinging deliveries. He has shown intent to give himself more time in the middle.A lot of credit has to go to Uthappa’s coach Pravin Amre. “For me, getting technique correct is like starting from zero. The good part about Robin is that he was mentally ready to go through that long process,” Amre was quoted as saying to Wisden India. Uthappa is a proven T20 player. He has piled up runs at the domestic level. Now a bigger but familiar test awaits him. His wicket keeping skills should prove to be an added advantage. His flexibility to bat at different positions should come in handy. India might open with Ajinkya Rahane and Murali Vijay in the upcoming series against Zimbabwe. So, Uthappa has to go in with an open mind and perform. All that the man, who has had a purple patch in the recent past, now needs is a long rope at the highest level which he was being deprived of earlier in his career.last_img read more

Rickmers Group Bolsters Its Bulk Carrier Management

Rickmers Group Bolsters Its Bulk Carrier Management

first_imgzoom Hamburg-based Rickmers Shipmanagement GmbH & Cie. KG has been awarded with the technical shipmanagement, including the provision of crew, for a fleet of seven supramax bulk carriers. The vessels concerned are operated in world-wide tramp services, that is without a fixed schedule. They will be taken over by Rickmers Shipmanagement and gradually join the managed fleet starting from April 1, 2015, the company said. Rickmers Shipmanagement takes over the responsibility for the vessels with regards to the International Safety Management (ISM) and International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Codes as well.“With these bulker carriers, Rickmers Group enhances its capacity as third party manager and increases the number of non-box ships, contributing to the diversification of the managed fleet. The step further emphasizes the Group’s return into the bulk business,” the company said in a release.Just recently Rickmers’ 50% joint venture Harper Petersen took over the exclusive chartering for 21 bulk carriers, thereby positioning itself as a player in bulk business once again.“We now manage box ships as well as multipurpose vessels, car carriers and bulk carriers. After Harper Petersen just recently returned to the chartering, sales and purchase of bulkers, we as Rickmers Group are now involved in both commercial and technical management for those ships, thereby expanding our area of business and strengthening our market position,” Ignace Van Meenen, CEO Rickmers Group, pointed out.Image: Hamburg Hafenlast_img read more