BATON ROUGE, LA – SEPTEMBER 19: A general view of play between the Auburn Tigers and the LSU Tigers at Tiger Stadium on September 19, 2015 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)LSU lost a four-star wide receiver recruit last night when Spanish Fort (Ala.) prospect Kris Abrams-Draine decommitted from the Tigers.Abrams-Draine originally committed to LSU over a year ago, in March 2018. However, he recently attended a Junior Day at Tennessee and was offered by Georgia Tech.Abrams-Draine also holds offers from Arkansas, Florida, Florida Atlantic, Indiana, Kansas, Nebraska and others.“First of all I would like to thank the LSU coaches for recruiting me, but after careful consideration with my family and coaches, I have decided to decommit from the Louisiana State University,” he wrote on Twitter. “Please respect my decision.”pic.twitter.com/JpIxBthCkw— Kris Abrams-Draine😈 (@KD1ERA) April 5, 2019Abrams-Draine is the No. 15 prospect in Alabama and the 69th-rated wide receiver in the 2020 class, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.Even with his decommitment, LSU is in good shape with 2020 recruiting. The Tigers currently have the No. 4 class in the country.You can see 247Sports’ full Composite Team Rankings list here.
Nova Scotians in need of an MRI will have improved access with the purchase of six new top-of-the-line machines — one more than originally planned. The Department of Health announced today, Nov. 24, it has accepted advice from the provincial steering committee to purchase the diagnostic units from General Electric Canada’s Healthcare business, GE Healthcare. In doing so, Nova Scotia is able to purchase a sixth MRI scanner within the same funding allocation. “Department staff worked through the government’s competitive process alongside Nova Scotia’s specialists to ensure we purchase high-quality technology at an affordable cost,” said Health Minister Angus MacIsaac. “We are yet another step closer to providing better diagnostic services and care across the province.” New units will be installed in Kentville, New Glasgow, Yarmouth, and Antigonish once renovations, human resource plans, and community funding are in place. The remaining two units will replace existing MRIs at the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax. “We take pride in helping our customers achieve their goals,” said Joe Sardi, general manager of GE Healthcare in Canada. “This decision will bring both a new level of technological leadership and enhanced long-term service support excellence to the many communities in Nova Scotia.” The province set aside up to $12.5 million for this purchase, which was made possible through the 2004 First Ministers Meeting Accord funding for medical equipment. Each district health authority receiving equipment will also contribute about $750,000 toward its MRI purchase and installation. The provincial steering committee has representatives from most of the province’s nine health districts, the IWK Health Centre, and the Department of Health. The group has focused on creating consistency in diagnostic services, technology, training and referral processes across the province. GE Healthcare’s broad range of products and services enable healthcare providers to better diagnose and treat cancer, heart disease, neurological diseases, and other conditions earlier. GE Healthcare’s vision for the future is to enable a new “early health” model of care focused on earlier diagnosis, pre-symptomatic disease detection and disease prevention. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, GE Healthcare is a $15- billion unit of General Electric Company. Worldwide, GE Healthcare employs more than 43,000 people committed to serving health-care professionals and their patients in more than 100 countries. For more information about GE Healthcare, see the company’s website at www.gehealthcare.com .
MONTREAL — The Pointe-St-Charles neighbourhood is isolated from the rest of Montreal by the Lachine Canal and the railroad, meaning that for years it was the kind of place that many people, even other Montrealers, never visited.But despite its relative obscurity, the working-class neighbourhood south of downtown has a history of community activism that has reverberated far beyond its borders, influencing how Quebec manages health care, housing and legal aid.On Thursday, a three-piece band and a bicycle festooned with streamers led several dozen residents on a festive parade through the neighbourhood to celebrate 15 of the area’s community organizations that are celebrating significant anniversaries on or around this year.These included the Community Legal Services of Pointe-St-Charles and Little Burgundy, among the first legal aid clinics in the province, as well as the community medical clinic, which was the inspiration for the province’s network of community health clinics, known as CLSCs.More than 50 years later, after resisting several attempts to integrate it into the CLSC system, the community clinic remains independently managed by a board of locals, allowing it to vocally lobby for what it sees as issues of social justice, such as better dental coverage and the abolition of medical fees.“Pointe-St-Charles has been a point of inspiration both within Quebec and beyond, even across Canada,” when it comes to community activism, said Steven High, a Concordia University historian and neighbourhood resident.While there have been organizations working in the community for over 100 years, many of the groups formed in the 1960s and ’70s, when de-industrialization and the decline of the Lachine Canal caused factory closures and mass layoffs in the community.What followed was what High calls a gradual “hollowing out” of the neighbourhood, characterized by the closure of schools, churches and stores, the neglect of rental housing, and the exodus of the population, which dropped in half between 1961 and 1991.But at the same time, the collective suffering led to solidarity.Groups, led by a combination of students from nearby universities and working-class residents, began forming to provide meals, clothes, health care and housing to the impoverished families who remained.Over time, successes followed.In the early 1970s, residents banded together to block the city’s plan to run a major urban boulevard through the heart of the neighbourhood, which would have cut through a park and destroyed an old fire station.A succession of housing activists have ensured that the neighbourhood, to this day, has one of the highest concentrations of social and co-operative housing in Canada.And in what is perhaps the community’s biggest David versus Goliath moment, the community sprang to action when Loto-Quebec announced its intention to build a $1-billion casino complex in 2005, holding non-stop protests and action until the plan was eventually cancelled.High said it’s unclear what caused Pointe-St-Charles’ activists to succeed where others have failed. But he believes the community’s relative isolation and shared circumstances led to strong mobilization.“The people who were left were sort of in the same boat,” he said.Cynthia Hammond, a Concordia University history professor, says what’s remarkable is that many of those leading the charge, especially in the early days, were poor single mothers.“A lot of the people who were doing this work around literacy, food access, medical access didn’t have high school diplomas. Many of them were single mothers,” she said.“And I think that’s an important legacy, not just for Montreal but for Canada.”Today, the neighbourhood is changing. A dozen or so years after the casino project was blocked, activists say they are facing a new double threat: gentrification and baseball.The emergence of the Lachine Canal as a tourist attraction and the transformation of next-door Griffintown into a trendy neighbourhood of highrises has brought new interest in Point-St-Charles, where new condos are popping up and formerly neglected row houses are being bought and renovated into luxury spaces.“There’s a housing crisis, not enough social housing and community housing, and lower income people are often pushed out of the central neighbourhoods because they can’t pay (what landlords are asking),” said Charles-Etienne Filion, a community organizer for Action-Gardien, a community group that organized Thursday’s parade.Recently, a group of businesspeople who want to bring Major League Baseball back to Montreal also confirmed their intention to locate their future stadium on the eastern edge of Pointe-St-Charles. Action-Gardien fears that the project, which will likely include upscale condos, hotels and shops, will further marginalize and push out the long-time residents.Action-Gardien, a liaison between the community’s different activist groups, has not yet unveiled its strategy to fight the baseball stadium. But Karine Triollet, a spokeswoman, said the plan will include an alternative proposal featuring “100 per cent” community-accessible housing, services, local jobs, and access to the river.Filion says that as the community’s socio-economic status rises, its activists are as necessary as ever. The arrival of waves of young professionals buying condos along the canal has not lessened the needs of low-income residents.“Whether it’s Action-Gardien or the other groups, the goal is to give people better chances, to life up the collective status of the community,” he said.“But it has to be all together, not a block here and there.”Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press
Kolkata: An NGO and district administration joined hands to make it possible for persons with mental illness to cast their votes in Murshidabad on Monday. Sixty-four inmates of Berhampore Mental Hospital exercised their franchise at the polling station in Krishnanath School in Berhampore.The NGO sought help from local administration to make the initiative a reality. It claimed that this is for the first time inmates of a mental hospital were casting their votes. A section of administrative officials were not sure how persons with mental illness would cast their vote. The NGO members told the officials that these inmates should not be denied their basic rights. The NGO sought the intervention of the Election Commission for necessary permissions for the initiative, which was granted by the Commission. The district administration took all necessary arrangements to help the inmates of the mental hospital take part in the electoral process. The NGO conducted an awareness programme at the hospital so that inmates get acquainted with the electoral process. They stood in queue since the morning braving the hot and humid weather to cast their votes. A social worker was allowed by the commission to enter the polling booth to provide assistance to these inmates. A member of the NGO said all the inmates of the mental hospital were not undergoing treatment and many of them had recovered but they failed to join the mainstream as their families had denied to accept them. The inmates were happy after casting their votes. The inmates of the Pavlov Hospital, which provides medical care to people with mental illness in the city, may also cast their votes for the Lok Sabha elections this time.
NEW YORK — Forty years ago, the thought of buying a stock index fund was ridiculed. Why would anyone be satisfied with an investment that promised nothing more than the same return as the market?Later this year, however, U.S. stock index funds may for the first time control more in assets than mutual funds run by stock-picking managers trying to deliver better returns than an index like the S&P 500.The surge in popularity for index funds is a product of their lower fees, better performance and the preaching of John Bogle, the founder of Vanguard Group, which launched the first index mutual fund for individual investors in 1976. Bogle died Jan. 16 at 89 after pushing for years to keep costs down and widen access to index funds.Initially derided as “Bogle’s folly,” index funds have become the default way to invest for so many people that some critics now worry about unintended, market-distorting effects that could ultimately hurt investors and society.U.S. stock index mutual funds and ETFs now control close to $3.6 trillion, according to Morningstar. They’ve nearly erased the once-massive advantage held by actively managed funds, which currently have a total of $3.77 trillion in assets.Last year, investors pumped a net $206.5 billion into U.S. stock index funds and pulled $174.1 billion out of actively managed ones. Experts say sometime this year U.S stock index funds will likely eclipse their rivals in assets. In other categories, such as bonds and foreign stocks, index funds have more catching up to do.Yes, some actively managed funds do better than index funds every year: 36 per cent did so in the 12 months through June, according to the most recent count by Morningstar. But it can be tough for investors to find the few who can do so repeatedly.Consider an investor who wanted to put some money into the U.S. stock market a couple of years ago. She wanted to find a winner, so she looked only at the actively-managed mutual funds ranked in the top half of performance for one-year returns through September 2016.If she picked one at random, though, she had less than a coin flip’s chance of finding one able to repeat that top-half performance, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices.That’s not to say that fund managers aren’t skilled at what they do. It’s just that doing such work can be expensive, requiring lots of research and trading costs. Actively managed stock funds kept $78 of every $10,000 invested to cover their expenses in 2017, for example. Index funds, meanwhile, kept just $7, according to the Investment Company Institute.Because of that difference in expenses, actively managed funds need to perform that much better just to match the after-fee performance of index funds. That’s a high hurdle.The relentless rise in index funds’ popularity, though, has raised concerns. Even Bogle acknowledged some recently. “Public policy cannot ignore this growing dominance, and consider its impact on the financial markets, corporate governance, and regulation,” he wrote in the Wall Street Journal in November. “These will be major issues in the coming era.”Among the fears:— The funds may grow to be too big, in the hands of too few companies.A trio of companies dominates the index-fund industry: Vanguard, BlackRock and State Street Global Advisors. Critics question whether it’s safe for the stock market to have so many dollars concentrated in so few hands, particularly on such issues as corporate governance.A company’s board must answer to its investors each year at annual meetings, where shareholders vote on CEO pay, environmental issues and other questions.Supporters of index funds say they’re long-term investors, and their interests are aligned with corporate-governance issues that promote long-term, sustainable returns.— The funds will distort pricing.An investor who puts $100 into an S&P 500 fund today is effectively putting about $3.70 into Microsoft and 3 cents into Campbell Soup, even if that investor thinks Campbell looks like a better buy. That’s because indexes are weighted by the market size of companies, so the most valuable ones make up the biggest proportions of indexes and the index funds that track them.But even though U.S. stock index funds may be on the precipice of controlling 50 per cent of all fund investments, they control a smaller share of the overall market. Index funds and ETFs control just over 12 per cent of the U.S. stock universe, BlackRock said in a 2017 report.That leaves pension funds, hedge funds and others free to push up the stock prices of companies that deserve it and pull down prices for others.A tipping point exists somewhere, where too much concentration in index funds would distort pricing, but analysts debate how far below 100 per cent that number is.“Absolutely, under such a scenario, chaos would result,” said Ben Johnson, director of global ETF research at Morningstar. “I think it is ultimately something that will receive ever-greater scrutiny and rightfully so, but even with the growth of indexing, it is still a long way’s off from being at that level.”— They may be riskier.Owning an index fund means an investor experiences all the highs and lows of the index. While that feels good when markets are strong, as they’ve been for much of the past decade, it also exposes investors to the full fury of downdrafts, like the market experienced at the end of last year.Many actively managed funds claim they’ll hold up better than S&P 500 index funds during a down market. So do some index funds, of course, which say they follow indexes of less-volatile stocks.In the end, researchers say what matters most in picking a fund may not be whether it follows an index or is run by a stock-picking manager, but how much in fees it charges. Having low expenses is one of the best predictors for success in investing.It just so happens that index funds tend to have the lowest expenses.Stan Choe, The Associated Press
Rabat – Members from the Moroccan-American diaspora in the city of Revere, Massachusetts celebrated on Monday the hiring of Youness Elalam as the first police officer of Moroccan decent in the city.Revere is known for its sizeable Moroccan community, which represents more than 10 percent of the city’s population.The ceremony was organized by the association Moroccan American Connections in Revere (MACIR) at the Revere Police Headquarters. Born in Casablanca, Elalam immigrated with his family to the US when he was only 11 years old. After he obtained his BA from the University of Massachusetts, Elalam joined the US National Guard and underwent an intensive training with the Massachusetts State Police.Rachid Moukhabir, president of MACIR, told Morocco World News that other Moroccan candidates had also applied for the position. “Some of them are still on the waiting list, but apparently Youness was the perfect candidate for this position because of his education and experience,” explained Moukhabir.The hiring of Elalam came in response to an controversy that sparked up between the police and Moroccan-American community in Revere a year ago.In 2016, Revere law enforcement officers raided a house inhabited by Moroccan tenants following what turned out to be a hoax call made by an anonymous caller. The unidentified caller claimed that he had heard gunshots in the house, leading the police officers and a SWAT team to raid the house.Following the incident, MACIR, which aims to promote integration of the Moroccan-American community in the city of Revere, condemned the police intervention through a report addressed to the local enforcement agency. MACIR criticized what it saw as an excessive response, as “the Moroccan tenants were psychologically scared and sleep deprived after the incident.”Any reasonable person [would] suggest that the SWAT team was not needed in the first place, [and] stipulate that the cops were heavy-handed in the way they dealt with those tenants,” added the report.MACIR held a meeting after the incident, where a set of policy recommendation were addressed to local law enforcement institutions in the city.The list of recommendations consisted of several propositions, including the hiring of Moroccan police officers in the city. It also emphasized that law enforcement personnel should be mandated to attend periodic cultural competence workshops offered by a cultural expert.In accordance with the recommendations, the Revere Police Department has paid for three police lieutenants and three sergeants to take Arabic language and culture classes run by MACIR, out of a large number who wished to learn the language.The classes were launched in coordination with Revere Community School.Moukhabir said, “We are very happy to see our Mayor responding promptly to our suggestions and we will continue to work with the city officials to make our city a role model.”
Rabat – A Moroccan air force Mirage F1 crashed Monday in the northern region of Taounate. The pilot managed to safely eject from the airplane.Moroccan air force Mirage F1 crash The Mirage F1, which was on a training flight, crashed after a “technical breakdown,” according to the General Staff of the Royal Armed Forces.The plane crashed in an inhabited area and did not cause any collateral damage added the statement.
The Canadian Agri-Food Automation and Intelligence Network (CAAIN) has received an investment of up to $49.5 million from the federal government. The $108.5 million project, aimed at developing exportable farming solutions, aims to help farmers gain access to new technologies and is led by Alberta Innovates and the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, along with Alberta’s Olds College and Lakeland College. The project will specifically look at technologies using artificial intelligence, robotics, and precision agriculture, and is expected to begin with eight partners from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, and Quebec. The landing page for the winning bid by CAAIN on the government’s website says the goals of this project are: to establish an ecosystem for innovation; invest in innovation to boost competitiveness; and integrate data streams. Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Natural Resources, suggested Canada is punching above its weight when it comes to the farming market, and that the latest investment will help farmers get their hands on robotic harvesters and other innovations. Canadian farmers will have new technologies and systems—things like robotic harvesters and computer networks—that will help make their farms more efficient,” Sohi said about the investment in a press release. Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, said farmers need new access to new technologies to stay competitive. “The Canadian Agri-Food Automation and Intelligence Network’s work to build on Canada’s strengths in artificial intelligence, robotics and precision agriculture to develop exportable farming solutions will be critical to ensuring this vital sector continues to grow for years to come,” said Bains.
by News Staff Posted Sep 20, 2012 9:39 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Report: Bank of America to accelerate cost-cutting plan and eliminate 16,000 jobs by year-end NEW YORK, N.Y. – A published report says Bank of America is accelerating a cost-cutting plan and aims to eliminate 16,000 jobs by the end of the year.The cuts are part of a previously announced plan by the bank to cut 30,000 jobs.The Wall Street Journal cites a document given to top management at the bank. The newspaper says the cuts will mean fewer Bank of America branches and a smaller mortgage operation.A bank spokesman declined comment on the Journal report Thursday.
McPartlin had previously entered rehab last year after struggling with an addiction to painkillers following a knee operation in 2015. He is due to appear in court on April 4.Donnelly, 42, who recently confirmed he is going to be a father, will also present next week’s final episode in Florida. TV presenter Declan Donnelly joked that he had “twice the amount of work” as he fronted Saturday Night Takeaway without sidekick Ant McPartlin for the first time.The hugely popular primetime Saturday evening show, presented by the broadcasting duo known as Ant and Dec, was pulled from the air last weekend following McPartlin’s drink driving charge.It was subsequently announced that the final two shows of the ITV series would be presented by Donnelly alone after McPartlin returned to rehab, where he has been receiving treatment for addiction issues.Several viewers noted that Donnelly looked “nervous” and “a bit upset” as he was introduced alone as the show began.He thanked the audience for giving him a “very, very warm welcome” after an extended standing ovation and he joked with guest Stephen Merchant, the comedian, who asked if he needed a hand presenting as there was “a little bit of space on the stage.”At one point he said that following the news had been “unavoidable” in recent weeks but did not explicitly mention his co-host.Co-presenters Scarlett Moffatt and Stephen Mulhern took on their regular support roles while McPartlin appeared in the usual opening sequence and as part of the duo’s pre-recorded Saturday Knight Takeaway sketch after ITV decided it should be broadcast. McPartlin, 42, was involved in a collision with two other cars while he was driving his Mini in Mortlake, south-west London at around 4pm on March 18. He was arrested after failing a roadside breathalyser test. Ant McPartlin pictured heading out from his rented home in London last weekCredit:Flynet Pictures He is said to have been returning home after walking his dogs, with his mother in the car.A number of individuals were treated at the scene for minor injuries, and a three-year-old passenger from one of the cars was taken to hospital to be checked as a precaution. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
The boat was originally built as a Dutch barge in 1922 and was converted into a Mississippi-style riverboat hotel in 1993.It was put up for sale by English Holiday Cruises in the second half of last year with a £245,000 price tag.Richard Clements, the Managing Director of English Holiday Cruises, said: “We were looking to forward seeing the vessel getting a new lease of life in Northern Ireland and are very upset that this will no longer happen.“We are grateful that nobody has been hurt and no pollution has occurred. We have sent commiserations to the buyers in Northern Ireland.” The Mississippi-style paddle steamer sunk 12 miles off the coast of WalesCredit:Jay Garden/Wales News Service Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. A paddle steamer that doubled as a floating hotel has sunk in the Irish Sea while being towed to a new owner.The Mississippi-style MV Oliver Cromwell sank around 12 miles off the coast of Wales as it was being transported to Coleraine in County Londonderry.Holyhead Coastguard was called after 2pm, but could not prevent the vessel from sinking around three hours later.There was no one on board the vessel when it sank.RNLI Holyhead coxswain Tony Price said: “It was very sad to see such a lovely vessel sink like that, but no one was endangered and the lack of fuel on board meant there were no environmental issues.” The company says that the vessel was “fully prepared to be towed and all parties as required were consulted” prior to the voyage.The boat set off for Coleraine on 23 May and proceeded for over 200 nautical miles before running into difficulties, according to English Holiday Cruises.
As more of us move to using mobile computers such as laptops, netbooks, and tablets, they become much easier to steal. A laptop in a bag is much more accessible than a desktop PC locked in a house, after all. But if it’s a hacker’s machine being stolen, it doesn’t matter whether its left out in the open, or locked behind three doors, if you take it don’t expect him to give up trying to find it and cause you some grief. In the case of thief Melvin Guzman, it was some very public embarrassment.During DEF CON 18, hacker Zoz recounted how his Quicksilver G4 got stolen from his room and his two year search to get it back. While his initial search of eBay and Cragslist failed to find it, the G4 eventually turned up due to the DynDNS domain record for the machine getting updated again. That led to an IP address being revealed, which eventually meant Zoz found the PC and starting figuring out where it was.The video above is his talk discussing how he went about figuring out where it was and who was using it. Zoz managed to recover a full name, address, birth date, dating preferences, and surfing habits. It’s a funny tale, with some amusing revelations, and a bit of NSFW naked footage of both the out-of-work thief, and the honeys he was trying to date online.Well worth a watch if you have 20 minutes to spare.via Gizmodo
Strike4Repeal members at the Dáil last month. Feb 16th 2017, 7:20 AM Short URL Strike4Repeal members at the Dáil last month. 11,391 Views http://jrnl.ie/3242291 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Thursday 16 Feb 2017, 7:20 AM 145 Comments STRIKE4REPEAL, A GROUP representing feminist and pro-choice activists, has announced there will be a walkout of their workplaces and universities at 12pm on 8 March.In Dublin pickets will begin at 10.30am at the Department of Justice, the Department of an Taoiseach and the Department of Health. Strikers will then gather at O’Connell bridge for an action at 12:30.Strike 4 Repeal’ describe themselves as an “ad-hoc, non-affiliated group of activists, academics, artists and trade unionists”. They are supported by various advocacy groups and college societies.They had previously warned that if a referendum was not called by 8 March they will hold a national strike. As a referendum has not been called, they are now planning strike actions in over thirty locations internationally, including in every university in Ireland.A number of businesses will also support their staff in walking out. These include Aungier Danger, A4 Sounds, Bang Bang Café, The Brendan Behan pub, The Elbowroom, Nine Crows Street, Rothar, Sexsiopa.ie and the Townsend bar.Owner of Bang Bang Cafe Daniel Lambert says: “We are striking for the 12 women who travel across the sea every single day. Radical action is required now, Bang Bang supports this”.Read: Activists threaten strike action if there’s no abortion referendum by 8 March By Paul Hosford Strike4Repeal to stage walkout on 8 March A number of businesses will also support their staff in walking out. Share Tweet Email7
La Nintendo 3DS bientôt en France ?États-Unis – Durant la conférence sur l’électronique E3 2010 de Los Angeles, Nintendo a présenté sa nouvelle console DS en 3D. Le lancement serait-il bientôt prévu en France ?Nintendo a été clair sur le sujet hier lors de la conférence E3 : la technologie 3D de sa console 3DS pourra s’apprécier sans lunettes ! Cependant, seul l’écran supérieur de 3,5 pouces bénéficiera de cette caractéristique. Comme sur la version précédente de la console, l’écran inférieur sera tactile. De nouveaux jeux feront leur apparition grâce à deux nouvelles fonctions : un détecteur de mouvements et un gyroscope. Les grandes marques du jeu vidéo pourront ainsi livrer leurs hits sur la console portable. Enfin, une caméra 3D permettra de prendre des photos en utilisant cette technologie. En revanche, le fabricant japonais n’a pas livré de date de lancement ni d’ordre de prix pour son nouvel appareil.Le 16 juin 2010 à 12:13 • Emmanuel Perrin
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 27, 2017 – Providenciales – The Revenue Department in the Ministry of Finance reminds the business community that Business License Renewal period for 2017/18 is nearing its end. Payment for renewal must be made on or before Friday, April 28th 2017 to avoid penalties of 10% per month.Businesses that acquired a business license to operate during the period April 2016 to 31st March 2017 and will not be operational during the period 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2018 are required to notify the Revenue Department immediately to avoid arrears being applied to your business license.For more information, please visit the Revenue Department at www.gov.tc/revenue or at one of our offices in Grand Turk, Providenciales or the District Commissioner’s Offices in the family islands.Press Release: TCIG#endofbusinesslicenserenewalperiod Related Items:#endofbusinesslicenserenewalperiod
Jose Mourinho used an old metaphor of Cristiano Ronaldo’s in describing Romelu Lukaku‘s current struggles in front of goal for Manchester UnitedThe Belgian striker has found the net only four times in 13 appearances for United and was benched by Mourinho in their latest Premier League encounter against his old club Everton.Following his 25-minute cameo in Sunday’s 2-1 win at Old Trafford, Lukaku has now failed to score in his last nine matches for United.But Mourinho remains unconcerned and reckons that the goals will soon come flooding out for Lukaku – just like shaking a ketchup bottle.“I think one of the best scorers in football had funny words about it,” Mourinho told Sky Sports.“It was when Cristiano Ronaldo was speaking about the ketchup bottle and when you [shake it]. The goals are coming and coming and coming.Maguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“I believe with Lukaku that this will happen, but the reality is that, at this moment, it’s not happening.“There have been lots of matches in which he’s not scored a goal, and not just scoring but also the performances, the happiness in the performances, I think is the problem.“But he’s a good player, a good boy, and I think the best way to do it is to just keep working and the moment will arrive.”Ronaldo once used the ketchup bottle metaphor in 2010, where he was going through his own goal drought ahead of that summer’s World Cup in South Africa.The Portuguese star explained at the time that goals are like “ketchup – when it comes out (of the bottle) it all comes out at once”.
International commercial bank Commerzbank AG has completed a full pensions buy-in transaction with the Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC), totalling £1.2 billion.The policy has been completed to insure the pension liabilities of the Dresdner Kleinwort Pension Plan, which Commerzbank AG is responsible for following its acquisition of Dresdner Bank in December 2009.Although insuring the entirety of the pension scheme, the buy-in policy has been divided into two transaction to cover plan’s £900 million final salary section and a £300 million money purchase section.Members within the money purchase section, who have hybrid defined contribution (DC) and defined benefit (DB) benefits, could choose to transfer their pension to an alternative arrangement or convert it into purely DB benefits. Any DB pensions have been insured under the terms of the buy-in.Lane, Clark and Peacock (LCP) acted as lead adviser on the transaction and legal advice was provided by Linklaters.David Curtis, chairman of the trustees at LawDeb Pension Trustees, said: “We are very pleased to have completed the insurance of both sections of the plan with the support of Commerzbank.“This transaction required a high level of creative thinking by our advisers, LCP, in designing a structure combining the member choice programme with the insurance transaction. I want to thank PIC for their flexibility, especially in relation to the insurance of the money purchase section, which is an unusual transaction, and, I believe, a great result for the membership.”David Salter, partner, de-risking practice at LCP, added: “We are pleased to have used our expertise to design a structure that [provides] members with flexibility and a high level of certainty over their options, [while] dovetailing with the insurance transaction to give trustees and Commerzbank cost certainty.”Uzma Nazir, head of origination structuring at PIC, said: “Given the unusual hybrid DC and DB benefit structure, the trustees required flexibility from us to ensure that both sections of the plan were insured in line with their requirements. We are of course delighted to complete this, the biggest transaction of the year so far and one of the largest to date.“Affordability of buy-ins and buy-outs has improved significantly in the past year and this is driving a record number of schemes and [organisations] seeking to insure in full.”
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