Bill aims to reform eyewitness identification procedures

first_imgBill aims to reform eyewitness identification procedures April 15, 2017 Jan Pudlow Senior Editor Regular News Bill aims to reform eyewitness identification procedures Senior Editor Eyewitnesses don’t always get it right. Just ask James Bain, Orlando Boquete, Larry Bostic, Alan Crotzer, Cody Davis, Wilton Dedge, Luis Diaz, William Dillon, and Frank Lee Smith. They served a total of 180 years in Florida’s prisons for crimes they did not commit. Eyewitness misidentification was a contributing cause in all of their wrongful convictions. Eventually, DNA evidence came to the rescue to exonerate them. In 2010, the Florida Innocence Commission studied how unreliable eyewitness identification can be, the psychological reasons why witnesses seem so certain even when they’re wrong, and reforms other states have taken in the way law enforcement conducts photo or live lineups. Seven years later, Sen. Dennis Baxley, R-Ocala, and Rep. Gayle Harrell, R-Stuart, are sponsoring CS/SB 312 and HB 643 and hope to pass the Eyewitness Identification Reform Act that would require state, county, municipal, or other law-enforcement agencies that conduct lineups to follow specific procedures to ensure a fairer process. “As many of us who have served in the House, we remember this legislation back in 2011. It passed the Florida Senate and made all the committees in the House, but did not make it to the floor,” Baxley said, in closing on his bill in the Senate Criminal Justice Committee on February 21, where it passed unanimously, and later passed the Judiciary Committee unanimously on March 14. HB 643 unanimously passed both the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee on March 15 and the Judiciary Committee on March 27. “I’m really surprised it’s been this long before we got back around to seeing it again. It is my privilege to present it. I think it’s a good move for justice, and it will protect law-enforcement, state attorneys, and the accused from being mistakenly identified,” Baxley said. Michelle Feldman, a state policy advocate for the national Innocence Project, said, “Nationally, eyewitness misidentification is the No. 1 cause of wrongful convictions proven by DNA. This bill would not only protect the innocent, but it would protect public safety, because when the wrong person is convicted, the real perpetrator can be out harming others.” Of 349 DNA exonerations nationwide, she said, 71 percent involved eyewitness misidentification, and the real perpetrators identified in those crimes went on to be convicted of 100 additional violent crimes, including 64 rapes and 17 murders. Baxley explained that he took recommendations from the Florida Innocence Commission, created by then-Chief Justice Charles Canady, and crafted these uniform procedures: “It will require eyewitnesses to acknowledge their instructions about the lineup procedure, and they will be told that the investigation will continue, and that the individual may or may not be there. “These disclaimers and this process, many, many law-enforcement agencies already use,” he said. An individual not involved in the case, called a “blind administrator” who is not seeking a specific outcome, will administer the lineup, so the person does not either inadvertently or purposely give cues about which photo or person the witness should pick. “We advocate for best practices endorsed by the National Research Council, the U.S. Department of Justice, the International Association of Police Chiefs, and many others,” Feldman said. “That is blind administration that is required in this bill. If you can’t find a blind administrator, you can use an alternative technique, a really cheap one: The folder-shuffle method. You put the lineup photos in folders and shuffle them and hand them to the witness one at a time, so that the administrator can’t see which one is being viewed.” Two other best practices not in the bills, she said, use “fillers” that match the description of a perpetrator, so the suspect doesn’t obviously stand out. The other is witness confidence statements, where at the time an eyewitness identification is made, the administrator asks the witness about their level of certainty, in order to document at the moment of the identification how confident the witness is. “By the time the court case comes up, when there is media exposure and talking to investigators, sometimes the witness becomes a lot more confident over time,” Feldman said. “We would ask that you also include the fillers and the witness confidence statements.. . . There are really zero costs associated with this legislation. The only cost is training.” Nineteen states have adopted the best practices advocated by the Innocence Project. Feldman said the Innocence Project has a certified eyewitness identification trainer to give statewide training at no cost. She said wrongful convictions by eye-witness misidentification have cost taxpayers in Florida more than $6 million in civil lawsuits.last_img read more

NEP employs more than 2000 workers

first_img 104 Views   no discussions LocalNews NEP employs more than 2000 workers by: Dominica Vibes News – August 2, 2018 Tweet Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share Member of Parliament for the La Plaine Constituency and Minister for Education and Human Resource Development, Petter Saint JeanMore than two thousand persons have been employed under the National Employment Programme (NEP) according to Member of Parliament for the La Plaine Constituency, Peter Saint Jean.Mr. Saint Jean, who is also Minister for Education and Human Resource Development, said those employed under the National Employment Programme work in a number of areas across the private and public sector. The National Employment Programme began in December 2013 with an initial target of five hundred interns. Under the NEP, he said, there are three hundred and twenty-seven within the public sector, three hundred and eighty-one within the private sector, seventy-five within the private sector working under the 50/50 programme where the proprietor pays half of their salaries and state pays the other half, under the Community Employment Initiative there are one thousand eight hundred and seventy-six persons, and one hundred and forty-two individuals are employed as Education Mentors.last_img read more

Windsurfers championed for SEA Games success

first_imgThe Windsurf Association subsequently sent the athletes to hone their skills in the RSX World Champions 2017 in Japan in September to prepare for the next Olympic Games, also to be held in Japan in 2020.  ‘Oat’ Natta­pong is currently ranked number 50 in the world in the Gold and Silver fleet and this month both he and Daow will remain in Pattaya and practice locally to prepare for upcoming competitions.Pattaya councilors at the meeting congratulated the two sailors on their achievements and stated that they are proud to have such skilled youths to represent Thailand and Pattaya, bringing joy to the country.  Thailand’s windsurfing has now stepped up to yet another level and looks set to grow further going forward. ‘Oat’ Nattapong Phonoparat (left) and ‘Daow’ Siriporn Kaewduang-ngam (right) wear their gold medals at a civic reception to celebrate their SEA Games success, held at the Surf Kitchen Restaurant in Jomtien on October 1.Pattaya windsurfers brought back pride and joy from the 29th Sea Games, held in Malaysia in August, returning with 2 gold medals and contributing to Thailand finishing runners-up to the host nation in the final overall medal table.A special ceremony was held at the Surf Kitchen Restaurant in Jomtien on October 1 to celebrate the success of the Thai windsurfing team.  Many civic dignitaries were in attendance to congratulate the victorious sailors including former city mayor Ittipol Khunplume, president of the Windsurf Association Pattaya and Vice Admiral Sorayut Danegtet, vice president of the Windsurf Association Thailand.Support Pattaya Mail – Click HereThe two gold medals performances came in the RS1 Mens competition, with ‘Oat’ Nattapong Phonoparat emerging as the champion, and the RS1 Womens category where ‘Daow’ Siriporn Kaewduang-ngam proved to be too good for her international rivals.last_img read more

Kevin Durant blasted on social media for going to Golden State Warriors

first_imgPhotos: Instagram Lebron didnt join boston when they kept on beating the cavs. Damn KD— Mikee Lagmay (@mikeezowskii) July 4, 2016//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js NBA superstar Kevin Durant is being torched on social media for jumping ship from the Oklahoma City Thunder and joining the Golden State Warriors.Durant left OKC after eight seasons as a four-time scoring champ and one of the league’s premiere players. Already, comparisons to LeBron James’ “Decision” debacle are coming up, when James left the Cleveland Cavs to join Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in South Beach to play for the Miami Heat.Durant is also being labeled a hypocrite. Six years ago, Durant told the media that stars should not want to join the big market teams, but to try to beat them. Yet, Durant is leaving to join the team that big market team that beat him in the Western Conference Finals, 4-games-3, after the Thunder had their foot on the jugular of the Warriors with a 3-1 series lead, but couldn’t close the deal.Social media climbed all over Durant for this decision. Take a look at a sampling of the anger coursing through cyberspace:last_img read more

Deakin nearly back on his feet

first_imgBy ANEEKA SIMONIS THE eight-year-old Pakenham boy who captured our hearts after being hit by a car on his way…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Leafs, Nitehawks post shutouts in Murdoch Division action on opening night of KIJHL

first_imgWow! What a difference a week makes.Andrew Walton turned away 27 shots to power the Nelson Leafs to a 3-0 victory over the defending Kootenay Conference Champion, Castlegar Rebels, in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Friday night at the Community Complex in the Sunflower City.The win gained the Green and White a little revenge after the Murdoch Division rivals pummeled Nelson by a total score of 14-5 in two exhibition games.The story of the game was the play of Walton, who started last season in Castlegar before being traded to Fernie midway through the campaign.Walton made 12 saves in the first period and 11 in the second before the Leafs took the play to the home side, out shooting Castlegar 11-4 in the third.Patrick Martens led the Nelson attack with a pair of second period goals. Colton Malmsten opened the scoring in the first frame with an assist coming from newly acquired Matti Jmaeff.Jmaeff came to the Leafs earlier this week in a four-team deal that sent former Nelson goalie Darren Hogg to Osoyoos.Grand Forks Border Bruins and Penticton Lakers were also involved in the transaction.Newcomer Connor Beauchamp took the loss in the nets for Castlegar.The two teams play the second half of the home-and-home series tonight at the NDCC Arena in Nelson.Game time is 7 p.m.Hawks rack up 13 as Beaver Valley explodes past Border BruinsThe Beaver Valley Nitehawks scored 10 times, that’s right, 10 times in the final 40 minutes to blast Grand Forks Border Bruins 13-0 in KIJHL opening night action Friday in the Boundary City.Chris Derochie led the attack with six points, including three goals.Craig Martin added a goal and four assists while Ryan Edwards and Scott Davidson each scored twice.Max Flanagan, Justin Niminikin, Mason Spear and Christian Johnson.Zach Perehudoff made 30 saves to register the shutout.Ryan Bryant and Jeremy Mandoli each took turns between the pipes facing the Nitehawk onslaught.The two teams play the second half of the home-and-home series tonight in Fruitvale. Game time is 7:30 [email protected]last_img read more

Eritrean duo still missing from Cecafa

first_img“Nobody has reported the matter to us but I will follow it up from the tournament organisers,” the Police boss added.When quizzed on the progress, Cecafa Secretary General, Nicholas Musonye, declined to comment.On his part, Eritrea head coach Omar Ahmed, said he is not concerned with the deserters who are yet to be formally identified.“I am not a politician, so I don’t care about the players who vanished, I have the best that will represent the nation in the remaining matches,” the coach added after losing 3-0 to defending champions Uganda Cranes on Monday.Eritrean players have forged a reputation of abandoning their team at Cecafa tournaments with a number vanishing in Kampala, Uganda last year and a dozen out a squad of 25 going missing in 2009 when Kenya last hosted the regional football showpiece.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, December 4 – Two Eritrean national team players that went missing from camp in the ongoing GOtv Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup, are still at large with organisers and Kenya Police at a loss to explain the progress in apprehending them.Nairobi County Police boss, Benson Kibui, told Capital Sport on Wednesday that no one has brought the matter before them for action meaning that investigations to the matter cannot commence since there is no official complaint.last_img read more

Redesigning a Cape Town landmark

first_img Entries were judged by two panels and were assessed against six criteria: aesthetic value, sustainability, cost, technical feasibility, buildability, as well as a reflection of the World Design Capital (WDC) ideals. Design24 is an official WDC project. Weideman said Media24’s “implementation team” would now find the best design solution, which could include elements of the top three designs, within the “modest budget”. Media24 is Africa’s biggest media company, with interests in newspapers, magazines, digital publishing, printing, distribution, book publishing and ecommerce. In August 2000, Media24 – the former Nasmedia – became an independent company. Its majority shareholder is Naspers, a multinational group of media and ecommerce platforms. SAinfo reporter 7 April 2014 Not one but three designs caught the eye of judges in the competition to redesign the façade of the landmark Naspers Centre, head office of Media 24, Africa’s most successful media company. Media24 chief executive Esmare Weideman named the winners at a function on the building’s roof on Friday night. While 94 designs were received, none met all the criteria set in the design competition, which sought concept ideas to reimagine and rejuvenate the iconic building, once the tallest skyscraper in the Mother City. Most fell short on the cost criteria. The company has set aside R15-million to complete the project. The Naspers Centre, located on Cape Town’s foreshore, still has a commanding presence, looking out across the harbour and Table Bay, as well as inland towards Table Mountain. “Some of the entries truly reimagined the iconic Naspers Centre, so even though there wasn’t a clear winner we decided to split the [R320 000] prize money equally between the top three entries as recognition of their artistic contribution,” Weideman said. The three companies are, in no particular order: Tsai Design Studio, whose design “Urban Sculpture” imagined a folded sheath wrapped around the building, with a prominent media wall facing Walter Sisulu Avenue.MLB Architects, whose design “Reimagining an Icon” used glass, mesh and green planting to create an entirely new silhouette for the building.DBM Architects, whose design “Roots” imagined tangled roots reaching up the full height of the building, in reference to Media24’s 100-year history in Cape Town. last_img read more

Ten Tips to Building a Better Resume

first_imgWhen you’re good at what you do, you don’t typically spend a whole lot of time thinking about what your next job might be, let alone the need to construct a better resume. In our work lives, we challenge ourselves to succeed and excel, and make the sacrifices necessary to set ourselves apart. We focus our efforts on building a future; working hard, working smart, and making the right decisions. We see this as the key to our professional development plan. But sound decisions aren’t limited to what we do on the job. What we do beyond the workplace can have a real and vital impact on how our careers unfold.As a vehicle for growth, crafting a quality resume can be one of the most important tasks in your professional career. Unfortunately, it also happens to be one of the most underrated and under-utilized growth tools for far too many of us.[text_ad use_post=’2385′]- Sponsor – The resume has to be more than an accumulation of dates and facts. It has to tell a story. It has to grab attention. It has to send a message. But it also has to be honest and genuine. It should be dynamic and confident. It should be organized and concise. It should show the building blocks of your career. It should help you stand out and stand tall. A better resume is intended to represent who you are as a professional. It is a point of first impression. As such, it demands your effort and attention to ensure that it fills that role.Every job search is a competition. A company is trying to match their needs with an individual that will best meet all of the different aspects that a particular position entails. Those involved in hiring decisions typically begin the search process by narrowing down the field of potential candidates from among those that have applied. Various strategies may be used to assist decision makers in the process, but one common denominator almost always comes into play – the resume.The resume is a visual and informational representation of the candidate throughout the hiring process. From entry-level positions to the pyramid heads for some of our largest companies, this remains a constant. If we want to set ourselves apart from the pack, then our efforts should start by building a better resume.Many minimize the importance of the resume in the overall hiring process. They surmise that a resume alone won’t get them a job. They rationalize away the need to provide too many details. They feel that once they get into the interview process, they can convince the hiring parties that their skills and capabilities make them the best choice. Let’s break this down:It’s absolutely correct to state that a resume alone won’t typically get anyone a job. Hiring decisions are progressive, and many considerations go into the overall process. However, while a better resume doesn’t guarantee a bad candidate a job, a bad resume can cost a good candidate an opportunity for the position of a lifetime.It’s true that too many details can hamper a resume. Readers can get bogged down by wordy descriptions and information overload, losing interest as a result. But it’s not the quantity of the words that we use, rather the quality of our statements that set the tone. Choosing our words wisely speaks volumes about our overall ability and understanding of who we are and what we do.The ability to interview for a job is an opportunity that we create, not a platform that we are granted. We have to earn it, often in more ways than one. The resume document represents a summary of our professional experience, achievements, and competency. If we’re not willing and/or capable of demonstrating our skills and abilities as part of a document that says so much about who we are, what message are we sending?Building a better resume forces us to actively reflect on our careers, reviewing all of the many events and decisions that brought us to where we are today. In many ways looking back helps us to move forward. A resume is a road map. It tells others where we’ve been, where we are today, and most importantly – where we want to go. By this, we don’t intend to imply there simply needs to be an “Objective” heading to begin the resume. We’re talking about the ability to bring the resume to life.As we constructively critique the path that we’ve traveled, it helps us to more clearly define the direction that we’re headed as well. By guiding the reader through our past and giving them a clear picture of where we are today, it helps to project where we’re headed. This allows them to better view us in the role that they are trying to fill and see the potential that we can bring to the position. Furthermore, it can give a glimpse into what lies ahead, and the value that we can offer their organization moving forward.What does your resume say about you? Is it a true reflection of who you are? Are you sure? What messages are you sending? What’s missing? “It’s good enough” is never the right answer. No one wants to hire someone that’s just “good enough”. The best don’t settle for “good enough” – they drive to set themselves apart. It doesn’t matter if you’re just starting your career, or leading a program, or somewhere between the two; until you have the right answers to all of these questions, you’re letting yourself down. Take the time to put together a resume that you can be proud of. Send a clear message. You’re worth the extra effort. You’re worth another look. Make sure that others think so as well.10 Tips to a Better ResumeFocus on truths, not tricks. Finding a job is about finding a match. If your resume doesn’t truly represent who you are, you’re only hurting yourself. A well-written resume helps build confidence and credibility in a candidate, but that only holds true when it is a true depiction of who we are. “Fluff” and exaggeration have a tendency to come to light at some point during the search process, and once credibility is lost, so is the opportunity.Use a resume format that grabs attention, and holds attention. It’s important that you choose a format that is visually appealing, but it also must be easy to read, and easy to follow. The reader must be able to segregate jobs, segregate skills, and segregate other valuable information about the candidate. The resume should be well organized, and allow the reader to take the different pieces that make up the candidate and put them together in a systematic way that paints a clear picture. Allow the decision maker to structure their thoughts in a way that helps them draw a conclusion – and the right conclusion.In the most basic of terms, the most important thing on your resume is your NAME. Your name should stand out, and be the first thing that people see when they look at your resume. Isn’t that the point to begin with? We want decision makers to see and remember our name, and who we are. That’s not to imply that it should be in big purple letters across the top of the entire document, but it should stand out. Use a font (typically 18-24) that is larger than the rest of the text.Use fonts for the text that offer a professional appearance and are easy to read. A resume shouldn’t look like a wedding invitation or a graduation announcement. Scripted or complex fonts should not be used for your resume.Don’t simply post a list of job descriptions. It’s not just the position that you’ve held that’s important, but what you’ve accomplished in that position that will set you apart. Represent your talents, skills and abilities! Did you make a difference? Did you build partnerships? Were you commended for your performance? Was there anything that showcased your abilities? Not if you don’t say so! Remember, if you don’t say so, it didn’t happen as far as anyone else will ever know.Choose information that best represents the role that you filled, and what you were able to do with it. What’s most important about a particular role? What’s important to say about what you did in a particular role? We typically won’t have the space to say all that we want to say, so we want to use our available space to send the best possible message.Use descriptive words that show action, responsibility, accountability, leadership, cooperation, and potential. Manage, develop, implement, supervise, lead, direct, train…Find power words that accurately describe your responsibilities.Education reflects a professional investment. Accurately and appropriately describe your education. For example, if you’ve graduated from college, make sure that you say so. “2005 graduate, University of (Anywhere USA); Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.” One of the most common places that individuals will embellish or misrepresent their background involves their education. If you’ve spent the time, effort and financial resources necessary to receive a degree, you’ve earned the right to display your commitment. Make sure that you do so.The proof is in the details. Proofread your resume for any potential errors in spelling or grammar. Ensure that dates are correct. Make sure to display complete contact information to include full address, phone number(s), and email address if available. As simple as it sounds, many will miss basic but crucial details that can cost opportunities.Keep your resume current. The best opportunities often come when we’re not looking for them. Waiting until a need or opportunity presents itself may lead to delays, mistakes or exclusions that can prove costly. Show the organization and foresight that comes with being prepared.For more information on finding a loss prevention career, visit www.lpjobs.com. This post was updated December 20, 2016.  Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Technology: Kundra Resignation Blow to Government

first_imgOne bright spot in the Obama administration has been the handling of IT in the Federal Government.   Federal IT is in the midst of a turnaround, and much of the success has been due to Obama’s creation the new role of federal chief information officer and the appointment of Vivek Kundra to that position.   Indian-born Kundra held the position of Federal CIO for two and one-half years.  Kundra is leaving in August to become a joint fellow at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and the Berkman Center for Internet and Society.While all is not rosy with the current state of IT in the Federal government, Kundra was a strong an influential leader, and set a new direction.  As somewhat of an anomaly to how government typically works, the changes Kundra made within federal IT seemed to be smart and well thought.Kundra took the Federal CIO job at a time when operational costs of the aging government IT infrastructure were increasing rapidly, and failed projects were common.  He attempted to streamline IT infrastructure and identified areas for cost savings.  He initiated a strategy to consolidate government IT data centers and developed a strategy for moving forward with the idea of cloud-based computing.  And while many of those problems still exist, Kundra has steered the efforts in a good direction.Kundra acknowledged as recently as April of this year that federal IT had many problems still to overcome.  “The president is absolutely right. When we came into office, federal IT was undeniably broken.  These problems weren’t created overnight, and they won’t be solved overnight.”John Wonderlich of the Sunlight Foundation commented that “Vivek built the Data.gov and the IT Dashboard as tools to aggressively pursue transparency that affects how the government works.”Kundra commented on his resignation by saying “The work that I dedicated myself to while serving as the federal CIO – in cutting waste, strengthening cybersecurity and building an open and transparent government through technology will also drive my research interests on both the national and international levels.”One of the reasons for Kundra’s exit may be the environment of budget cutting.  Congress has reduced the funding for the e-government initiative from $38 million to just $8 million.  Those dollars exist to fund projects like USASpending.gov, Data.gov and Performance.gov.  Budget cuts caused Kundra to have to eliminate the Fedspace social network program and severely cut back on other project funding.What’s next?  We’ll have to wait and see.last_img read more

North Carolina Budget Bill Makes Major Tax Changes, Updates Conformity

first_imgThe North Carolina General Assembly voted to override Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of budget legislation. The legislation updates the IRC conformity date for computing corporate and personal income tax liability and includes many other income tax changes.IRC ConformityThe legislation updates the IRC conformity date from January 1, 2017 to February 9, 2018.Sales Factor Sourcing RulesThe legislation requires that a corporate income taxpayer’s sales factor include receipts from certain incidental services. The requirement applies to incidental services sold as part of, or in connection with, the sale of tangible personal property in North Carolina.Under current law, a taxpayer’s sales factor must include receipts from services if the taxpayer performs the income producing activities in North Carolina. The legislation incorporates existing Department of Revenue sourcing rules for services. An “income-producing activity” means an activity performed for the ultimate purpose of generating the sale of the service. It applies to activities directly performed by the taxpayer or its agents. If the taxpayer performed income-producing activities in and outside North Carolina, the taxpayer must source the receipts based on a ratio that compares:the income-producing activities performed in the state; andthe total income-producing activities performed everywhere.Repatriation Transition Tax AdjustmentsThe Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) enacted the IRC Sec. 965 repatriation transition tax. The new Code section requires taxpayers with untaxed foreign earnings and profits to pay a tax as if those earnings and profits had been repatriated to the U.S. IRC Sec. 965(c) allows a deduction for a portion of the repatriated earnings that reduces the overall tax rate.The legislation allows taxpayers computing North Carolina corporate income tax liability to subtract IRC Sec. 965 income. However, taxpayers must addback the IRC Sec. 965(c) deduction.FDII and GILTI AdjustmentsThe TCJA added Code sections concerning intangible income earn by corporations outside the United States.IRC Sec. 951A requires U.S. shareholders of any controlled foreign corporations (CFC) to include its global intangible low-taxed income (GILTI) in gross income for the tax year. This provision operates in a manner similar to Subpart F.IRC Sec. 250 provides domestic corporations with reduced rates of U.S. tax on foreign-derived intangible income (FDII) and GILTI. It also allows a deduction for a portion of the domestic corporations FDII and GILTI.The legislation allows taxpayers computing North Carolina corporate income tax liability to subtract GILTI. However, taxpayers must addback the IRC Sec. 250 deduction.Deferred Gain on Opportunity Zone PropertyThe TCJA created IRC Sec. 1400Z-2(b) which allows taxpayers to elect to exclude gain on the sale or exchange of property from income if the taxpayer reinvests the gain in a qualified state opportunity zone. The taxpayer must reinvest the gain within 180 days of the sale or exchange. The election allows the taxpayer to defer gain until the earlier of:the tax year in which the investment is sold or exchanged; orDecember 31, 2026.If the taxpayer recognizes deferred gain on December 31, 2026, before the fund investment is sold, the recognized gain increases the basis in the fund.The legislation requires an addition adjustment in determining North Carolina income tax liability for the deferred gain. The adjustment does not result in a difference in basis of the assets for North Carolina and federal income tax purposes.Individual income taxpayers must also add the amount of gain that the taxpayer would include in federal adjusted gross income but for the step up in basis.The legislation allows taxpayers to subtract gain when the taxpayer recognizes it for federal income tax purposes. This adjustment would prevent double taxation of income since the taxpayer already reported the deferred gain as income in North Carolina.Domestic Production Activities DeductionThe legislation repeals the income tax addbacks for the domestic production activities deduction (DPAD) under IRC Sec. 199. The TJCA repealed the federal DPAD for tax years beginning after 2017.Addback for Renewable Energy Property DonationsThe legislation eliminates the corporate income tax addback for charitable contributions of property when the taxpayer also claims the North Carolina renewable energy property donation credit. The addback applied to charitable contributions made to:nonprofit organizations; andNorth Carolina state and local government agencies.Franchise Tax Depreciation AdjustmentCorporations computing the net worth basis of the North Carolina franchise tax can claim a deduction for accumulated depreciation, depletion, and amortization. A corporation must apply the method it used for its federal tax return when determining the deduction. In addition, the corporation must also determine the value of the underlying assets applying the same method it used for federal income tax purposes.Tax Exemption for Foreign Captive Insurance CompaniesThe legislation provides an exemption from North Carolina insurance gross premiums tax to foreign captive insurance companies formed and licensed under the laws of another state. North Carolina captive insurance companies must file a return and pay tax on premiums for business done during the year.Personal Income Tax Filing ThresholdsThe legislation ties North Carolina personal income tax filing thresholds to the state’s standard deduction instead of federal income tax filing thresholds. Taxpayers must file a North Carolina income tax return if their federal gross income exceeds:$17,500 for taxpayers with a filing status of married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er);$14,000 for taxpayers with a filing status of head of household; or$8,750 for taxpayers with a filing status of single or married filing separately.Nonqualified Withdrawals From IRC Sec. 529 Education Savings PlansThe legislation modifies the personal income tax addback for nonqualified withdrawals from IRC Sec. 529 education savings plans. Effective for tax years after 2017, North Carolina requires the addback to federal adjusted gross income if the taxpayer does not use the amount withdrawn to pay for education expenses permitted under IRC Sec. 529.The addback provision previously referred to “qualified higher education expenses”. The TJCA amended IRC Sec. 529 to allow the plans to distribute no more than $10,000 in tuition expenses during the tax year for designated beneficiaries enrolled at a public, private, or religious elementary or secondary school.The North Carolina addback does not apply if the withdrawal was:rolled over to a savings accounts for individuals with disabilities and their families, called an ABLE account; ornot subject to the additional tax imposed by IRC Sec. 529(c)(6).Automatic Filing ExtensionsEffective for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2019, North Carolina grants an automatic return filing extension to all taxpayers, including partnerships, if the taxpayer received an automatic extension to file a federal income tax return.Federal Determinations and Amended ReturnsThe legislation changes the requirements for reporting federal audit adjustments to the Department of Revenue. A taxpayer must file a North Carolina income tax return if:the IRS or other competent authority changes or corrects the taxpayer’s federal taxable income or federal adjusted gross income; andthe federal change or correction affects the taxpayer’s North Carolina income tax liability.The return must reflect each federal change or correction. The taxpayer must file the return within 6 months after receiving notice of each federal change or correction.The legislation adds a requirement that taxpayers file an amended North Carolina return if they filed an amended federal return. If the amended federal return would increase the taxpayer’s North Carolina income tax liability, then the taxpayer must file an amended state return within 6 months. If the amended federal return would decrease the taxpayer’s North Carolina income tax liability, then the taxpayer can file the amended state return within the limitations period for seeking a refund.The federal determination and amended return requirements also apply to:fiduciaries;employers, pension payers, and other payers required to withhold North Carolina income taxes.Penalties apply to taxpayers who fail to follow the federal determination and amended return requirements. Taxpayers also forfeit the right to any refund.Assessment Limitations PeriodIf a taxpayer files a return as a result of filing a federal amended return, the legislation provides that North Carolina can assess any tax due within:1 year after the taxpayer filed the return; or3 years after the taxpayer’s original return was filed or due, whichever is later; or3 years after the date the taxpayer filed an federal amended return, if the taxpayer does not file a state returnS.B. 99, Laws 2018, effective July 1, 2018 and as notedLogin 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

Semplici: ‘Bennacer deserved red’

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/ SPAL Coach Leonardo Semplici was unhappy with Krzysztof Piatek and Ismael Bennacer after his side’s 1-0 defeat to Milan last night. Suso came off the bench to score the winner for Milan, but the result didn’t go down well with Semplici, who felt Piatek wrongly tried to con the referee into awarding a penalty and that Bennacer should have been sent off. “I’m angry because Milan deserved to win, but I’d like to watch back the goal and Piatek’s position, plus the possible second yellow for Bennacer,” said Semplici to Sky Sport after the match. The result left SPAL stranded in the relegation zone, with a missed opportunity to climb out of the bottom three. “We are small and of little interest to people, but we work hard to do what we need to, like everyone else. Maybe we would have lost anyway, but… “We have to look for improvements in various aspects of our game and we know what we need to do. “It did not go how we wanted, but we know our path and we’re convinced we will come through this complicated situation.” The Biancazzurri have a crucial game coming up against fellow strugglers Sampdoria on Monday.last_img read more

Paqueta: Giampaolo confused us

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/ Milan midfielder Lucas Paqueta claims there is “no more confusion” at the club following the arrival of Stefano Pioli. The Brazilian, who has struggled to recapture the form he showed towards the end of last season, did not hold back when asked about the differences between Pioli and predecessor Marco Giampaolo. “I believe that with [Stefano] Pioli the team is more at ease. Before, someone was not in the right position or someone else in a position they didn’t like. “If a player plays in a position they prefer then they play better, and this is happening now.” Giampaolo is known for not communicating greatly with his players. Indeed, Fabio Quagliarella revealed in September that the former Sampdoria Coach only spoke to him “five or six times in three years”. The ex-Empoli boss also had a strained relationship with Paqueta, urging him to be “less Brazilian” in his approach. “Pioli is more direct in asking us certain things, and this has made things better for us. “When you receive too much information, you get a bit confused, but with him everything is clear.” The 22-year-old has made eight appearances for the Rossoneri this term, providing one assist.last_img read more

Asia Cup: Kohli, Gambhir hit tons against Sri Lanka

first_imgIndia opener Gautam Gambhir and newly-appointed vice-captain Virat Kohli scored centuries and put on 205 runs for the second wicket as India posted a big 304/3 against Sri Lanka during the second ODI of the Asia Cup in Mirpur on Tuesday. ScoreComing into bat after India lost Sachin Tendulkar cheaply and when the team total was 19, Virat Kohli raced to a quick-fire fifty before converting his 50 to hundred in Nuwan Kulasekara’s over.Kohli required just 114 ball for reach the milestone – his 10th in ODIs and also his second in a row against the Sri Lankan’s after the match-saving ton had helped India stay alive for two days in the tri-series Down Under.Gambhir wasn’t far behind as he needed just 116 balls to reach the mark and it came a delivery later in Kulasekara’s over. Like Kohli, this was Gambhir’s 10th ODI ton.Kohli, who has scored more than 3000 runs in ODIs also corssed 1000 runs against Sri Lanka. No wonder, he likes batting against the Lankans.last_img read more

Fiery comeback shuttles St. Benilde to share of lead

first_imgCollege of St. Benilde rode on a rousing rally to repulse Lyceum, 22-25, 23-25, 25-14, 25-13, 15-10, Thursday to claim a share of the lead in the 93rd women’s NCAA women’s volleyball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Klarisa Abriam and Rachel Anne Austero fired 18 and 16 points, respectively, while making crucial plays in the last three sets when St. Benilde, which routed Letran last week, 25-22, 25-11, 25-20, completed its dramatic comeback.It was a career effort for Abriam after she finished with eight in their team’s first win, while Austero duplicated her opening-day effort.Marites Pablo, younger sister of Premier Volleyball League MVP Myla, and Ranya Musa scattered 12 and 11 hits to help the cause.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Lady Blazers came out of a two-set hole before turning back the Lady Pirates for their second straight victory.“The girls just didn’t give up,” said CSB coach Arnold Laniog.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSan Beda collared both St. Benilde and defending champion Arellano at the helm with a 28-26, 25-18, 29-26 win over Perpetual Help in the other game.The Lady Altas turned to Maria Nezia Viray, who did most of the damage with 20 points. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claimcenter_img Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais Fortuna storms ahead of Saso Do we want to be champions or GROs? – Sotto PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid View commentslast_img read more

As new PBA chief, Marcial vows to focus on improvements in officiating

first_img“For the Board, I hope we’ll all get along. If we won’t get a long, the PBA won’t work, so that’s what we want to do,” he said.The 56-year-old Marcial, who has served the league for more than three decades before his appointment, still couldn’t believe that the Board entrusted him such a huge responsibility.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting“I really thank the Board because it’s a huge honor that I never expected. A lot of people have wanted to get this job, but it fell on us. As hard as we tried to evade the job, it still ended up on us. So maybe, it’s God’s will. We’ll just do our best,” he said.Marcial’s earlier moves as the league’s officer-in-charge to start the 43rd season has been greatly praised in the boardroom and has been much appreciated by the fans. MOST READ He formed a five-man committee to tackle transactions between teams, allowed more physicality to be observed during the games, and has also extended the basketball superstars to the streets by making surprise visit to the barangays with PBA Homecourt.In his first act as a commissioner, Marcial has also solidified the league’s support to Gilas Pilipinas as he convinced the Board of Governors to allow all players to be made available for national team duty moving forward.The cordial executive, however, knows that the work is just getting started as he seeks to further improve the style of play in the PBA and to bring the league back to the fans.“We’re focusing on implementing changes in officiating. We want our product to be more appealing and to draw the league closer to the fans,” Marcial said.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais Willie Marcial. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netWillie Marcial, the longtime media bureau chief turned PBA commissioner, admitted that he was overwhelmed when he got the nod to lead Asia’s first pay-for-play league.But he vowed to try his earnest to fulfill his duties, starting by making sure the PBA Governors are on the same page anew following the PBA’s controversial chapter which led to the departure of former commissioner Chito Narvasa.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power gridcenter_img Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims NCAA volleyball: Arellano thinks fatigue big factor in San Beda’s surprise collapse Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Narendra Modi and Nitish Kumar: The DNA of politics

first_imgDeoxyriboNucleic Acid (DNA) is one of the two types of nucleic acids present in our body. A DNA molecule is present in each and every cell of our body and contains the genetic code which tells the cells what proteins to make. In simple terms, DNA is what determines a person’s physical appearance and to a great extent, the person’s character. DNA is the very core of one’s genetic organisation, and it has been in the news lately.Ahead of Bihar assembly election, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Bihar on July 25, 2015. During his visit, Modi made a comment on Bihar CM Nitish Kumar’s DNA saying “There seems to be some problem in his DNA because the DNA of democracy is not like that. In a democracy, you give respect even to your political rivals,” and to that, Nitish Kumar has responded with a letter on Wednesday to PM Modi , stating, “I am a son of Bihar. My DNA is the similar as that of the people of Bihar .”The DNA of democracy and the DNA of descent maybe different ideas, but the two leaders invariably have the same “DNA of politics”.Humble beginnings Narendra Modi belongs to the Modh-Ghanchi-Teli community, considered among the Other Backward Classes (OBC) and says that he has worked at his family’s tea stall in Vadnagar, Mehsana district. His CV says he holds a post-graduate degree in political science.Narendra Modi Photo: Reuters Nitish Kumar, a Kurmi by caste, was born to a freedom fighter who left the Congress to join the then Janata Party when he was denied a party ticket. Nitish was an ordinary government employee with the Bihar State Electricity Board, but gave it up for a career in politics. Steady rise in politicsadvertisementWhile Modi rose within the BJP by organising LK Advani’s 1990 Ayodhya Rath Yatra and Murli Manohar Joshi’s 91-92 Ekta Yatra, Nitish learnt his early lessons under Jayaprakash Narayan and VP Singh to name a few. Nitish also claims to have imbibed socialist values from the teachings of Ram Manohar Lohia.Nitish Kumar became the Secretary-General of the Janata Dal in 1989. In 1995, Modi was elected the national secretary of BJP.First stint as Chief MinistersNitish Kumar was elected to the Bihar Legislative Assembly for the first time in 1985, as an independent candidate, but his first stint as the Bihar CM was in 2000, though, only for a week due to lack of majority. Nitish Kumar Photo: ReutersConquering the reign Modi and Nitish are leaders bound to move forward in the direction they intend to, because whoever comes in their way will be slayed. Modi replaced his senior Keshubhai Patel as the Gujarat CM in 2001 after declining to be Patel’s deputy, saying he would only be responsible for Gujarat fully or not at all. When he took over the BJP’s central election campaign committee, he mercilessly sidelined his guru LK Advani as well.Nitish Kumar who is no different, overpowered his seniors, mainly his mentor Lalu Prasad Yadav, and became the most powerful man in his state.Development AgendaBoth Modi and Nitish are known for their self-professed focus on development in Gujarat and Bihar, respectively.Though Modi’s economic policies are credited with improving economic growth in Gujarat, his administration has also been criticised. Nitish became popular by implementing series of delayed developmental activities in Bihar.Mr Clean and Mr Clean  Neither Modi nor Nitish are considered to be corrupt politicians.The LookNarendra Modi and Nitish Kumar sport a salt and pepper look with their grey hair and beard. They’re also found wearing similar attire, mostly khadi kurtas or shirts topped with a nehru jacket. Add to it the frameless spectacles, Modi and Nitish seem to be hinting at a very similar DNA.”I’m one amongst you” mantraWhen the Prime Minister uses it mostly to act secular and promote cordial relationships between various religions in the country, Nitish uses this mantra to please the people of his state who are mostly judged based on their descent.Dear leaders, whether or not we understand your DNA, we do understand the DNA of your politics, and we know the sad truth about the DNA of democracy in our country.last_img read more

ADAM MAKES MOST OF SECOND CHANCE

first_img17 Year-old Adam O Keefe can appreciate the skills and longevity of many of the competitors at the 2007 National Touch League (NTL) Senior tournament, a lot better than most.Adam is a Level 4 referee whose father Phil is a member of the 2007 Mets Men’s 50s Team competing at the NTL.Adam and fellow whistleblower 16 year-old Tom Ralph, stand out with their fresh faces, wide eyes, and youthful enthusiasm – a complete contrast to the environment that they are operating in over the next four days.The air reeks of maturity, life experience, and a familiarity and respect forged from many years of battle on touch fields around the nation. There are firm friendships and fierce rivalries everywhere you look that provide an insight into the proud history of our game as well as the passion that burns brightly still in the hearts and minds of the veterans of our sport.The legs might be a bit slower, the recoveries might take a bit longer, the sub box rules might have a few of our golden oldies searching for an instruction manual (like the rest of us!) – but the brain, guile, skill level, and the determination and will to win is firmly in check.These players are masters of their game, and after a lifetime of competing they have earned the title, a fact not lost on young Adam O‘Keefe.“It’s great to be here. To be refereeing my first Adult NTL is a big deal. I reckon seeing my Dad still running around is fantastic and to see all these other people enjoying running around and achieving things makes me see how much you can get out of yourself no matter how old or young you are. It’s inspirational. I’m having a ball.” Adam said.It’s ironic that the Year 12 Loyola Catholic School student talks about being inspired by others.The quietly spoken, unassuming, and ever smiling young man can lay claim to some pretty inspiring qualities himself.When Adam was seven he was diagnosed with leukemia.The Penrith youngster waged a courageous three-year fight with the insidious condition and after several health scares and a difficult battle to regain full health, used refereeing to springboard himself back into normal life.“Dad played at Penrith and it was a way of getting fit and being involved so I started refereeing and found that it was a lot of fun. Guys like Steve Ryan (Level 6) and Tony Doyle (Level 4) were really encouraging and have helped me out so much. I’d love to be a Level 6 someday and get to referee at International level. That would be the ultimate.” Adam enthused.Adam referees twice a week in the Adult competitions in Penrith and in recent years has attended the New South Wales Junior and Open State Cups, the 18 Years National Touch League, and the Regional championships, and admits refereeing is his passion.“I guess after being so sick, you do learn to appreciate every opportunity you get. I appreciate that I can run around – that I’m fit and healthy – that I’ll now be able to live to be as old as my Dad and participate in Touch. I really look up to top referees like Dave Baggio and Luke Mc Kenzie who make it look easy and I hope with hard work and by getting more experience I can get there too.” Adam said.Adam plays cricket and baseball as well and is a very good student who is eyeing a career in physiotherapy down the track.For now though, his goals are simple.“I just want to go for it everyday. Live each day to its full and get everything out of myself, I’d love to be running around like the guys who are participating here when I’m their age. That’s a pretty cool achievement.” Adam mused.I dare say some of the guys running around would think Adam’s participation in this tournament is a pretty cool achievement in itself.last_img read more

AirAsia touches down with NRL Touch Football partnership

first_imgNRL Touch Football (NRLTF) and the World’s Best Low-Cost Airline, AirAsia announced a new partnership that will see the airline become the Official Airline Partner of NRL Touch Football in Australia.As part of the deal, the airline will proudly carry the Australian Youth Touch Football teams to and from Kuala Lumpur for the upcoming Youth Touch World Cup in August.NRLTF Chief Executive Steve Mitchell said, “We’re very excited to welcome AirAsia to the touch football family.“AirAsia is a renowned global brand and a world leader in their category. It’s an exciting time to be working with them as they develop their brand in Australia,” he said.“This partnership is particularly significant for our Australian youth teams, solidifying our quest to make the sport more affordable for participants and their families.”AirAsia X Group Head of Commercial Barry Klipp said, “AirAsia and AirAsia X are pleased to welcome NRL Touch Football to our ever-growing list of #DARETODREAM sporting partnerships.“AirAsia is an airline that believes in helping people achieve their dreams, and like sport is driven through hard work and determination. To inspire and enable these young Australians to discover their full potential as part of the Youth Touch World Cup in August this year is fantastic.“We look forward to welcoming the Australian youth teams on-board next month for the Youth World Cup.”AirAsia operates more than 60 services per week from Australia to its hub in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, with onward connections to more than 130 destinations across Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and the US. AirAsia also operates the only wide-body A330 service between the Gold Coast and Auckland daily.About AirAsia Group AirAsia, the leading and largest low-cost carrier in Asia by passengers, services an extensive network of over 130 destinations. Since starting operations in 2001, AirAsia has carried more than 500 million guests and has grown its fleet from just two aircraft to over 200. The airline is proud to be a truly Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) airline with operations based in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines as well as India and Japan, servicing a network stretching across Asia, Australia and New Zealand and the Middle East. AirAsia has been named the World’s Best LowCost Airline at the annual Skytrax World Airline Awards ten times in a row from 2009 to 2018. AirAsia was also awarded World’s Leading Low-Cost Airline for the fifth consecutive year at the 2017 World Travel Awards, where it also beat a field of full-service carriers to become the first ever low-cost carrier to win World’s Leading Inflight Service. To book your airfares for the World Cup or your next holiday, visit www.airasia.comlast_img read more

10 months agoArsenal eye swoop for Torino defender Nkoulou

first_imgArsenal eye swoop for Torino defender Nkoulouby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal are eyeing Torino centre-back Nicolas Nkoulou, according to Calciomercato.Emery wants the Gunners to invest in defenders this month, with Hector Bellerin, Rob Holding and Konstantinos Mavropanos all sidelined.Nkoulou, who can also play as a defensive midfielder, has emerged as their top target after an impressive season in Serie A.The Cameroon international could be available for £12million, although Torino would be reluctant lose one of their most important players.He is under contract until 2020. TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoMan Utd boss Solskjaer reveals new Pogba setback

first_imgMan Utd boss Solskjaer reveals new Pogba setbackby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits Paul Pogba is struggling to make Monday’s clash with Arsenal.Pogba aggravated an ankle injury in United’s Carabao Cup draw with League One Rochdale, in which Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side scraped through on penalties.“The situation is he finished the game, 90 minutes, which was fantastic, but he got a knock to his ankle which is very swollen,” said Solskjaer.”So it was better not to go there with the team and he’s in a race for Monday. But that’s the way it is.“Luke’s back in training today, so let’s see how he is. He’s getting there so let’s see how he reacts the next couple of days.“He’s been working really hard, so we hope to see him before international break.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Ranking The Big Ten Teams’ Schedules By Difficulty

first_imgOhio State's Darron Lee laying a hit on a Wisconsin player.INDIANAPOLIS, IN – DECEMBER 06: Sam Arneson #49 of the Wisconsin Badgers loses the ball next to Darron Lee #43 of the Ohio State Buckeyes during the Big Ten Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 6, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Buckeyes won the game 59-0. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Big Ten TVScheduling in college football is one of the things that makes the sport extremely unique. Even within conferences, the schedules are wildly unbalanced. Some top teams try to run the table, while others build in tough road games to boost strength of schedule rankings. Rebuilding teams may look to feast on cupcakes, or subscribe to the “hottest fire forges the strongest steel” theory.The Big Ten is no different. A few months ago, we ranked the most difficult and easiest schedules ahead of the 2016 season. The league was well-represented on both lists, with three teams a piece. Now, we’re ranking the slates for all 14 teams in the conference.Which teams are challenging themselves this season, and which are scheduling for success? Here is our ranking of the Big Ten’s schedules by difficult.Next: No. 14 ??? >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15last_img read more

Schwarzenegger on revisiting Terminator legacy

first_imgLos Angeles: Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger says, it was fun to revisit his iconic role of The Terminator in the upcoming Terminator: Dark Fate, adding that the film is packed with “unique action”. Produced by James Cameron, the film brings back Schwarzenegger as The Terminator and Linda Hamilton, as an older Sarah Connor. Her son John will once again be played by Edward Furlong. “I just tell them, ‘It’s another Terminator movie with a totally different story and it has Jim Cameron’s fingerprints all over it. Also, Linda Hamilton’s’. So, it’s kind of like going back to the old days of Terminator,” Schwarzenegger said. Terminator: Dark Fate will release in India on November 1 in six languages.last_img read more

Swissbased EST Group plans to invest USD 250 mn into Indian startups

first_imgNew Delhi: Swiss-based EST Group on Friday said it is planning to invest USD 250 million (around Rs 1,770 crore) in next 18 months into Indian startups that are focused on fintech applications and related business models. The group is very bullish about India market and believes that when markets are slow they provide new opportunities, its chief executive officer and director Sindhu Bhaskar said in a statement. “India’s largest asset is its intelligent and educated human capital and it is important to use these resources by allowing them to innovate in a problem area and then giving access to capital,” he added. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: Icra “EST Group is planning to invest USD 250 million in next 18 months into India-based startups focused on fintech applications and related business models that will plug into larger EST’s vision of building an aggregated platform for capital that will allocate impactfully to help growth sectors in our economy,” the statement noted. Sajid Jamal, who is heading the venture fund of EST Group, said capital is not scarce but scattered and EST’s vision is to aggregate unused capital by investing in technology and then use AI (artificial intelligence) voice command technology to disburse capital to SMEs, startups and agriculture verticals. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 days “For this, we have decided not to start from scratch but to invest in existing platforms and then connect this platform to one larger ecosystem platform that will help in enhancing growth in the economy by solving grassroot problems of the economy,” he added. EST Group provides financial advisory, asset management, semi banking operations, custodial, clearing and settlement and security issuance services. It has operations in Latin America, Europe, London and Southeast Asia. The group’s fintech arm recently established in London is looking at investing in existing disruptive platforms in financial markets, banking operations, and wealth management using AI, machine learning and blockchain technology.last_img read more

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