A woman allegedly making money by bailing out criminals from local courts and impersonating a government servant, was arrested on court order. A Mizoram Excise and Narcotics department spokesman said on Wednesday that the 36-year-old unemployed woman was allegedly impersonating another woman who was a clerk at the State sericulture department. She had bailed out an accused in a narcotic case on March 16, 2015. The man was arrested for allegedly possessing 29 gm of heroin. She was arrested after she failed to produce the accused in the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act special court and for failure to pay the bail bond of ₹ 1 lakh. Two months’ RIThe Special Court Judge also sentenced her to two months’ imprisonment, the spokesman said.
Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations LeBron James picks Kevin Durant first for NBA All-Star game US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants LATEST STORIES Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town MOST READ Paul George scored 27 points and Jerami Grant added 20 for Oklahoma City, which has won nine of 10.Jaren Jackson Jr. scored 27 points, Bruno Caboclo had 16 and Conley added 15 points and seven assists for Memphis.There were only 10 players in uniform for the Grizzlies, and eight played. Even with that, Memphis led 53-51 at halftime before the Thunder found their groove.Oklahoma City center Steven Adams stole the ball and drove nearly the length of the floor for a layup to put the Thunder ahead 57-55. Adams was scoreless in the first half, but he had nine points in the third quarter to help Oklahoma City take an 83-72 lead. The Thunder scored the first 11 points of the fourth quarter to put the game out of reach.“I think we just got a hold of their personnel,” George said. “Outside of Conley and Jackson, it’s not many guys who can make plays.”ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes View comments ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) shoots in front of Memphis Grizzlies forward Justin Holiday (7) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY— The Thunder got a familiar performance from Russell Westbrook while the Memphis Grizzlies struggled to get used to playing without Marc Gasol.Westbrook had his eighth straight triple-double, and Oklahoma City rolled past the trade-depleted Grizzlies 117-95 on Thursday night.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Westbrook finished with 15 points, 15 assists and 13 rebounds. He now has the longest triple-double streak of his career and is one short of Wilt Chamberlain’s NBA record of nine straight set in 1968.Meanwhile, the Grizzlies were reeling from the news that Gasol was traded to the Toronto Raptors for three players. The Grizzlies also announced Thursday that they sent JaMychal Green and Garrett Temple to the Los Angeles Clippers for Avery Bradley, and Shelvin Mack to Atlanta for Tyler Dorsey.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe loss of Gasol hit the hardest. He had played his entire 11-year career with the Grizzlies.“You kind of try to prepare yourself as best you can, knowing that there’s a possibility that Marc might not be with us come the trade deadline,” Memphis point guard Mike Conley said. “You think you’ve kind of figured it out and you’re ready for it, but when it happens, it’s a completely different locker room. It’s a completely different feel. You get out there to play and you’re bringing the guys in the huddle and there’s no Marc.” PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Grizzlies: Host the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday.Thunder: Visit the Houston Rockets on Saturday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Memphis coach J.B. Bickerstaff said the Grizzlies tried to pull themselves together and make the best of their situation.“I think we ran out of gas a little bit,” he said. “Give them (the Thunder) credit. Don’t take anything away from what they did. But they ramped it up. They understood coming into the game the situation that we were under. Our guys competed. They gave it what they had. At the end of the day, they were just too much for us tonight.”TIP-INSGrizzlies: Fell behind 7-0 to start the game. … C Ivan Rabb started for the second time this season. He had 15 points and nine rebounds. … Bickerstaff was called for a technical in the second quarter.Thunder: George and Westbrook will play together on Team Giannis at the All-Star Game. Westbrook was traded from Team LeBron for Philadelphia’s Ben Simmons. … G Alex Abrines missed the game for personal reasons. … Westbrook has 21 triple-doubles this season and 125 in his career. … Donte Grantham, a rookie forward from Clemson, got his first action with the Thunder. He missed one shot in 1:34.STAT LINESGeorge failed to score at least 30 points after doing it for five straight games. He still shot 6 for 13 from 3-point range and made all seven of his free-throw attempts.HE SAID ITThunder guard Terrance Ferguson on continuing to shoot 3-pointers after a rough first half: “Russ (Westbrook) told me he was going to beat me up if I stopped shooting, so I had to keep shooting.”UP NEXT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
Topics Share via Email Read more Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Chelsea Reuse this content Share on WhatsApp Chelsea racism scandal deepens as former players go public with claims Williams would often say stuff such as “if you weren’t here you’d be mugging people” or that we’d be holding people up with guns, just because we were black, as well as the racist comments like “lazy black cunts”.I think if something like that had been said to me by other youth-team players I would have retaliated, but this was an adult doing it to a kid. It was also the man who was making the decisions on your career – and a man, you knew, whose say would impact on your future in the game. We were chasing the pot of gold so you felt you had to keep quiet. If you spoke out you’d be dismissed as having a chip on your shoulder.Graham Rix was different in how he made you feel. He’d bully psychologically. He’d play you out of position for his own fun and to see you struggle. He’d chip away at a player’s self-confidence every day. The way he did it was more powerful than words. He made you feel completely uneasy and uncomfortable.The pair of them made it plainly clear in how they behaved to lots of black players that they didn’t stand a chance of progressing – no matter how good they were.It created a lot of tension in the squad and some division between the black players and white players, sadly. I used to get very angry and I would get into arguments. Many times I felt like punching both Williams and Rix.Chelsea was seen as a great place but it was a horrible environment. It was a bad place, and not a place you wanted to be, and despite all my ambition to be a footballer I just stopped turning up a few months into the second year of my apprenticeship.I went on play professional football at a club in Division Three, as it was then, but it took me a number of years to get that offer. For a long time afterwards, clubs wouldn’t touch me. I was told a few times that they’d had reports I was “trouble” and a “problem”.I had dropped a number of leagues, but it was a different world. No racism, just a nice place to play football with better characters and personnel. It was a much better club environment.The writer, who asked to remain anonymous, is a former Chelsea youth player features Share on Pinterest When I was at the club, racial abuse was happening on the training ground regularly. I thought that it was something which must have been happening for a number of years because Gwyn Williams seemed so comfortable with it, like he didn’t give it a second’s thought.I can remember as a 16-year-old thinking it wasn’t right and “what’s going on here?” both when I was subjected to the abuse and seeing others subjected to it. But there was no way of challenging it at the time. We were young players chasing professional contracts and I felt I couldn’t speak out. Share on Messenger Share on Facebook
Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiApril 16, 2019UPDATED: April 17, 2019 10:29 IST HIGHLIGHTSThe Galaxy A70 is expected to launch next week priced between Rs 25,000 to Rs 30,000.The Galaxy A70 comes with a 6.7-inch display and Snapdragon 675 SoC.The Galaxy A80 with rotating cameras will launch in India in May.Samsung is gearing up to launch its next Galaxy A device in India. We know this is the Galaxy A70 as the company has been teasing its launch with a dedicated microsite on its official website. Samsung is yet to announce a launch date, but a new report not only reveals this but also the expected price of the Galaxy A70 in India. Additionally, the report also adds that the Galaxy A80 with its unique pop-up rotating camera will launch in India in May.According to a report by IANS, the Galaxy A70 will launch next week with a price under Rs 30,000, while the Galaxy A80 will launch next month priced below Rs 50,000. “We will launch the Galaxy A70 in India next week in the Rs 25,000-Rs 30,000 bracket and the Galaxy A80 in the Rs 45,000-Rs 50,000 bracket in May,” Ranjivjit Singh, Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President, Samsung India, told IANS.The Galaxy A70 is one of the biggest phones in this new Galaxy A lineup with a screen size of 6.7 inches. The phone offers a Super AMOLED Infinity-U display with a FHD+ (2400×1080) resolution. It is powered by a Snapdragon 675 chipset paired with 6GB or 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The Galaxy A70 houses a 4,500mAh battery and supports 25W fast charging. It ships with Android Pie with One UI on top.The upcoming Galaxy A device sports a triple camera setup with a 32MP primary camera with f/1.7 aperture, an 8MP ultra wide-angle camera and a 5MP depth camera. It gets a similar 32MP selfie camera on the front.advertisementSamsung has been rapidly expanding its Galaxy A portfolio this year in order to take on Chinese competition in the country. The company has expressed its plan to launch a new Galaxy A device in India every month with a target of reaching $4 billion in sales from this series alone. The Galaxy A10, Galaxy A20, Galaxy A30 and Galaxy A50 have already been launched in India priced between Rs 5,000 to Rs 20,000. With the upcoming Galaxy A70 and Galaxy A80, Samsung will be challenging competition, particularly OnePlus, in the premium mid-range segment.ALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy A70 quick review: Has the goods to make it a winner in IndiaALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy A80 quick review: Rises to the challenge with a rotating camera and New Infinity displayGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySanket Vijayasarathy Tags :Follow SamsungFollow Galaxy A70 Samsung Galaxy A70 to launch in India next week, price revealedAccording to a new report, Samsung will launch the Galaxy A70 in India next week with a price under Rs 30,000, while the Galaxy A80 will launch in the country next month.advertisement
Editors’ Recommendations All 21 Six Flags Parks in the U.S., Ranked The Best Campgrounds Near Major U.S. Cities Hawaii has long captivated travelers.From its cerulean waters to its active volcanoes to its hospitable people, the island chain lures thousands of visitors each year to its sandy shores. Although tourist-laden and often overrun with mainlanders looking for their sun, sand and surf fix, the youngest American state still boasts hidden and locally-flavored spots that offer an off-the-beaten-path realness. Here is our guide to the best places far from the madding crowds.PlayHawaii is a veritable playground and with so many spots to snorkel, surf, dive and hike, you’ll never get bored. The Big Island is known for its active volcanoes so head to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Encompassing 33,000 acres, the park is home to the world-renowned Kiluaea volcano. Drive 10.6 miles around Crator Rim and admire Halemaumau Crater.Outfitters Kauai runs one of the most comprehensive zip line experiences in Kauai. Expert guides will take you soaring through native foliage at the speed of fun. Maui boasts many scenic drives but one of the best is the 30-mile trek through the Maui Mountains with a final destination of Wailuku. You get the full tropical forest experience but with a bit of bare-knuckle adventure thrown in for good measure.Oahu is all about the sand and surf so head to Ke Iki Beach for solitude and gentle waves. Winter surfers will enjoy the 20-foot swells at Yokohama Bay, a secluded beach on the island’s Waianae coast. Duffers of all abilities flock to Lanai’s The Challenge at Manele Golf Course, designed by Jack Nicklaus and built on lava outcroppings. Halawa Falls on Molokai is worth the arduous 2 1/2 mile hike not just for the scenery, but for the history lesson as well.Eat & drinkHawaii is known for its abundant seafood and its confluence of various ethnic cuisines—from Filipino to Japanese to Portuguese— offers diners a pleasing repast, whatever the island. Kaleo Bar & Grill on the Big Island boasts unique takes on authentic local cuisine. Try the Kalua pork and cabbage.For small plates and authentic ramen head to Lucky Belly in Honolulu. The oxtail dumplings are particularly noteworthy. Mala Ocean Tavern on Maui serves some of the best seafood around, with fried pink snapper a particular favorite. You have to walk through a store to get to Sushi Katsu on Kauai but its worth the effort for the large melt-in-your-mouth pieces of fresh nigiri.Lanai Ohana Poke Market is a newish eatery that boasts the best poke on the island. Paddlers Inn on tranquil Molokai has long been a local hangout. Opt for fish and chips or country fried steak.StayLuxury resorts abound on Hawaiian islands but accommodations can be found for every price point. Splurge at the Four Seasons Hualalai on the Big Island. You’ll get a villa with your own black volcano steam room. Trust me. It’s beyond divine. Koa Kea Hotel & Resort on Kauai boasts modern rooms with a view but sans the noisy children.Destination Resorts Hawaii at Wailea Beach Villas recently remodeled their penthouses with new furniture, fabrics and local artwork. You’ll still have that private beach access. Honolulu boasts large hotels up and down Waikiki Beach but The Modern Honolulu is a boutique beauty with a sleek modern design, and a clientele to match. Molokai only has one well-known hotel so opt for a beach house rental. You’ll get privacy and a home-away-from-home experience. Deep Sleep: The World’s Most Incredible Underwater Hotel Rooms 10 Destination-Worthy Food Halls Throughout the U.S. 11 Under-the-Radar Cities in Canada Worth Exploring
TORONTO – A former federal politician has lost his bid to have his convictions for electoral offences overturned.The Ontario Court of Appeal said Wednesday it is upholding Dean Del Mastro’s 2014 convictions on three violations of the Canada Elections Act.Del Mastro was former prime minister Stephen Harper’s one-time point man on defending the Tories against allegations of electoral fraud.He was convicted of overspending, failing to report a personal contribution of $21,000 he made to his own campaign, and filing a false report during the 2008 election.He was sentenced to a month in jail, but has been free on bail since last year as the appeal process moved forward.Del Mastro has 60 days to decide whether to seek leave to bring his appeal before the Supreme Court.“We are actively considering an application for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada,” his lawyer, Scott Fenton, said Wednesday in an email.“My client is very disappointed with the Court of Appeal’s decision concerning important matters regarding the proper interpretation of the Elections Act as they impacted his trial,” Fenton said.
CALGARY – Canada’s second-largest chain of movie theatres is being sold to a Belgian firm for about $123 million.Calgary-based Landmark Cinemas says a deal to be purchased by Kinepolis Group of Ghent, Belgium, is expected to close by year-end if it receives Canadian regulatory approvals.Landmark, founded in 1965, operates 44 cinemas and a total of 303 screens in Western Canada, Ontario and the Yukon.Kinepolis reports in a news release that Landmark expects adjusted earnings of $17 million this year. It said it posted $156 million in revenue in 2016, with 58 per cent from ticket sales, 38 per cent from sales of snacks and beverages and 2.5 per cent from screen advertising.Current management will remain in place to oversee Landmark and its 1,450 employees, Kinepolis says, adding it will transfer its “self-learning and self-innovating company culture” to the new organization.Kinepolis says it has 48 cinemas and 500 screens in Belgium, Netherlands, France, Spain, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Poland.
APTN National News OTTAWA—Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde is demanding an “immediate meeting” with Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt in the wake of a deadly fire on a Saskatchewan First Nation that left two children dead.Bellegarde sent a letter to Valcourt via fax on Friday saying he wanted to discuss lifting the two per cent cap placed on yearly funding for First Nations. Bellegarde said the cap has left many First Nation communities struggling with limited resources which creates situations like the tragic one last Tuesday on the Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation.“The situation is at a crisis level and the reasons all point to the fact the government of Canada provides insufficient funds to First Nations to adequately provide their members a safe and healthy environment,” said Bellegarde. “The time is now to work together to address the challenges facing First Nations in terms of fire prevention and protection. Directly related to this is an open and honest discussion on lifting the 2 per cent cap on First Nations funding.”Valcourt blamed Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation for not having the ability to fight the fire Tuesday that killed the two children. Facing questions from the NDP during question period Thursday, Valcourt said his department was giving First Nations adequate resources to deal with things like fire prevention and firefighting.“This particular band has received consistent funding for fire protection services,” said Valcourt. “And the fact of the matter is that each band council is responsible for fire protection on the reserve…That First Nation, like others, received sufficient funds to deal with fire safety.”Bellegarde said in his letter there was no point in blaming First Nations.“It is not the time to play politics or blame First Nations that are trying to do what they can with inadequate resources,” said Bellegarde. “That will not change the outcome of these tragic events.”The Chretien Liberals imposed the two per cent cap in the mid-1990s. Under the cap, overall funding for First Nations can’t grow more than two per cent a yearIn the letter, Bellegarde quotes former Aboriginal affairs deputy minister Scott Searson who told a Senate committee the cap was only supposed to be temporary. Bellegarde also mentioned an Aboriginal Affairs presentation that with tabled before the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal. Bellegarde said the departmental presentation shows the government is aware of the impact the two per cent cap has had on First Nations.“I am asking for an immediate meeting with you to advance this work. Time is of the essence,” said Bellegarde, in the letter. “The longer we live and operate under these restrictive policies the more we are jeopardizing the health and safety of First Nations citizens.”The Loon Lake volunteer fire department did not respond to the fire in Makwa Sahgaiehcan because the band was three months behind on its fire bill.Local RCMP officers were the first responders on the scene and they saw the biological father bring his two-year-old boy and 18-month-old daughter out of the burning home.Valcourt’s office says the department gave Makwa Sahgaiehcan $34,000 for fire prevention and services in the 2014-2015 fiscal firstname.lastname@example.org@APTNnews
17 April 2008The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) mourned the death today of Aimé Césaire, the Martinique poet and the founder of the artistic and cultural movement “la négritude.” The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) mourned the death today of Aimé Césaire, the Martinique poet and the founder of the artistic and cultural movement “la négritude.”“UNESCO has lost one of its most valuable friends,” Koïchiro Matsuura, the agency’s Director-General, told its Executive Board in Paris.“We have all been marked by the universal import of Aimé Césaire’s call for human dignity, watchfulness and responsibility.”Mr. Matsuura noted that the poet had tirelessly opposed colonialism and racism since the 1930s.In 2004, Mr. Césaire was awarded UNESCO’s Toussaint Louverture Prize in recognition of his commitment to equality among peoples and cultures and to the struggle against discrimination and exclusion.Calling the poet a “voice of the voiceless,” Olabiyi Babalola Joseph Yaï of Benin, President of the UNESCO Executive Board, said that “a great baobab has fallen, as we say back home. This great poet and playwright of the French language was also a great humanist.”
In unveiling his ideas for holding a high-level review of the 2000 Millennium Declaration, Mr. Annan describes the proposed summit – from 14 to 16 September 2005 at UN Headquarters in New York – as an event of “decisive importance.””The decisions to be taken at the meeting may determine the whole future of the United Nations,” he says in a report on the format and organization of the summit.”Even more important, they will offer us our best – perhaps our only – chance to ensure a safer, more just and more prosperous world in the new century, not only for our own sakes but for those of our children and grandchildren.”At a similar meeting five years ago, more than 100 Heads of State and government adopted the Millennium Declaration, a blueprint for achieving a more peaceful, prosperous and just world through collective security and a global partnership for development.What sprang from their statement was the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which aim to halve extreme poverty and hunger, achieve universal education and promote gender equality. They also seek to reduce infant and maternal mortality, fight HIV/AIDS and other diseases, ensure environmental sustainability and develop a global partnership for development – all by 2015.In his annual updates, the Secretary-General says that progress towards achieving the MDGs has been uneven at best. His next report, which he plans to release in March, will also draw on the findings of his High-level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change.Mr. Annan says Member States should take an “active and positive interest” in the issues before the 2005 summit. He also urges countries to engage in the preparations at the highest level, “with an unshakeable determination to reach agreement on decisions that will truly fulfil the commitments contained in the Millennium Declaration, giving us a stronger and more effective United Nations as an instrument for achieving a better and safer world.”While acknowledging it to be an ambitious agenda, he says he has no doubt that it is feasible if Member States have the will to do it. “The weak, the vulnerable and the insecure citizens of this world look to the Organization for help and for protection. Let us not disappoint them.”
Greece pledges to crack down on tax evasion as a way of life as part of bailout tax reform ATHENS, Greece – Dimitris Bokas keeps meticulous records of the bathroom fixtures he sells from his small shop in the quiet middle-class residential neighbourhood of Koukaki near the centre of Athens — just in case a tax inspector makes a surprise visit to ensure Greece’s 23 per cent sales tax is being collected and reported correctly.But Bokas also does installation and repair jobs — and half of those involve cash deals with no receipts for his labour. The result is that a job costing 250 euros ($275) goes for 125 euros because he doesn’t charge the client sales tax and Bokas doesn’t report the income for taxation. “I’ve got a receipt for everything I sell in my shop,” Bokas said. But tax officials “don’t know what my hands do.”This kind of tax dodging is a Greek national pastime, costing the state billions of euros in revenue. Greece promised last week to get tough on tax evasion in return for a third European bailout expected to be negotiated over the next month. The talks, expected to last four weeks, will start if Parliament agrees by Wednesday to eurozone demands including tax hikes and pension cuts.But experts say Greece has largely failed in previous crackdowns on tax evasion, which has been rampant for generations. An estimated 10 billion euros in taxes never makes it into government coffers annually — a significant factor in the country’s inability to pay its roughly 320 billion euros in national debt.Tax dodging among Greeks started as a sign of patriotism during nearly four centuries of Ottoman rule that ended in 1821. It continues today amid mistrust over government spending and disdain over how the country’s various administrations have handled Greece’s financial mess after the economy imploded in 2009.“A lot of Greeks believe it’s not only a way to cheat the inefficient Greek government, but a way to exert small time resistance to the bailout agreement and tax hikes,” said Aristidis Hatzis, a professor of law and economics at Athens University. “They do not perceive this as a kind of corruption.”Contributing to the problem is an informal economy that accounts for about 25 per cent of Greece’s annual gross domestic product. Evasion is most common in the services sector where customers don’t receive a physical product, and it’s not limited to small businesses like plumbers and restaurants.In monthly reports, Greece’s financial crimes unit lists finalized tax investigation cases and recent offenders include doctors, engineers, high tech firms, construction companies, clothing manufacturers, bakeries, architects and advertising agencies.Many cases involve unreported income of hundreds of thousands of euros or more and one lawyer failed to report 16 million euros in income, the unit said in a statement last week.But many cases go uninvestigated because of poorly trained tax investigators, personnel shortages and politically motivated appointments of tax investigation supervisors, said Haris Theoharis, who was Greece’s top tax enforcer until last year and is now a lawmaker with the centrist To Potami party.Theoharis said it’s too soon to tell whether the governing far left Syriza party will mount an effective campaign against tax evasion because few specifics of its plans have been disclosed. He argued that freeing the system from political interference is key: “Unless they depoliticize the tax administration and stop trying to interfere with who gets promoted,” he said, “they will not have success.”Nikolaos Artavanis, a finance professor at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, said the government’s decision to raise the sales tax for restaurants as part of its offer in return for a bailout could prevent a tax evasion crackdown from working.The rate is going from 6.5 per cent to 13 per cent for hotels and from 13 per cent to 23 per cent for restaurants and other businesses that sell food. Many Greek restaurant and hotel owners say they’ll be forced to absorb the hike because their clients can’t afford to pay more, and experts like Artavanis believe evasion could skyrocket.“The fiscal impact could be zero or be negative because tax evasion will increase,” he said. “They could get less in taxes.”More enforcement will be needed, but Artavanis said many parts of Greece rarely see a tax inspector. His research focuses on tax payments by Greek restaurants, and owners in some parts of the country have told him they have not had tax inspector visits since last August.Bokas, the plumber and fixture vendor, said most of his customers who want no-tax jobs are apartment owners or small businesses. Larger businesses and big apartment buildings with on-site management always want a receipt for the work so they pay the full price, and Bokas collects the sales tax and pays tax on the work he does for those jobs.He said would prefer to do all of his work legally but doubted there will be much change in Greece unless the entire country changes its habits. Unlike Greeks who distrust the government’s ability to effectively spend tax money, Bokas thinks officials should be given a chance to prove they can.“Paying all the taxes we owe would be the right thing to do and it would help us have a healthier country,” he said. “If the tax were paid, the rich wouldn’t be able to get richer by evading taxes and the poor wouldn’t have to evade taxes so they can just get by.” A woman wearing a hat in the colors of Greece’s national flag, looks at wallets designed as Euro banknotes on display, outside a kiosk in central Athens, Tuesday, July 14, 2015. The experts say Greece has largely failed in previous crackdowns on tax evasion, which has been rampant for generations. An estimated euro10 billion in taxes never makes it into government coffers annually. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris) by Alan Clendenning, The Associated Press Posted Jul 14, 2015 11:27 am MDT Last Updated Jul 14, 2015 at 7:15 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
TEXT: BEN SHAFRANEurope’s premier handball competition returns this week. To celebrate, we present a guide to the coming season – who to watch out for and who is likely to end up at the Final4 in Cologne on 3-4 June 2017. Games will be broadcast freely on www.ehftv.com.Main storyline: Since the Final4 format was introduced for the 20119/10 season, at least one of Barcelona and THW Kiel have made it to Cologne in each year, and both teams made it to four of the past seven tournaments. With newer teams such as Paris Saint-Germain and the Eastern Europeans on the rise, 2016/17 could see the first Final4 without either of the most successful teams in handball history.Favourite: VeszprémBiggest rival: Paris Saint-GermainOutside bet for the title: VardarMy Final4 forecast: Veszprém, Paris Saint-Germain, Kielce, VardarSeven players to watch: Andreas Wolff (goalkeeper, Kiel) Cedric Sorhaindo (pivot, Barcelona) Uwe Gensheimer (left wing, Paris Saint-Germain) Ivan Sliskovic (left back, Veszprém) Mads Mensah Larsen (playmaker, Rhein-Neckar Löwen) Valentin Porte (right back, Montpellier) Darko Djukic (right wing, Kielce)Five unmissable group ties: Flensburg-Handewitt – Barcelona (5/10/2016 in Germany and 22-26/2/2017 in Spain), after their unforgettable semi-final in 2014, any game that pits Ljubomir Vranjes’ team against Xavi Pascual’s team is a must-watch. Veszprém – Kiel (15/10/2016 in Hungary and 15-19/2/2017 in Germany), these teams have met in the semi-final in each of the last three years and represent the hottest cross-border rivalry in European handball. Barcelona – Veszprém (22/10/2016 in Spain and 8-12/2/2017 in Hungary), one team has rules Europe eight times, the other is desperate to reach the top. Vardar – Kielce (12/11/2016 in Macedonia and 4/11/2016 in Poland), the battle for the top of Group B will be fought in two of the loudest arena in Champions League. Veszprém – Paris Saint-Germain (22/11/2016 in Hungary and 27/11/2016 in France), the draw has placed the two favourites for the title in the same group, and they will go at each other fiercely in a replay of last season’s semi-final match.Every team in my expected order of finish:Group A1. Paris Saint-Germain Handball – The French champions have been getting closer and closer to the European title, and now boast more goal-scoring threat than ever before.2. Telekom Veszprém – Having come as close as possible to the promised land only to stumble on the last step, the Hungarian champions went on a shopping spree and now boast three word-class players in almost every position.3. FC Barcelona Lassa – Out with the old and in with the new, so this might be a season where the Spanish champions take a step back before they re-establish themselves as the best in Europe.4. SG Flensburg-Handewitt – Some stability in the squad is welcome in northern Germany, and a visit to the Final4 is once again the target.5. THW Kiel – Like Barcelona, Kiel is loading up on younger talent, which many pay off in the long-term but could lead to disappointing results in the interim.6. Bjerringbro-Silkeborg – The Danish champions have the experience and ability to sneak through as the last qualifier from this top-heavy group.7. Orlen Wisla Plock – Eternally in second place in the Polish league, Plock have shaken things up and will be targeting a place in the second round.8. Kadetten Schaffhausen – The Swiss champions face a clear gap in depth compared to the rest of Group A.Group B1. KS Vive Tauron Kielce – The defending champions are not favoured to repeat, but they strengthened in the key positions of goalkeeper and playmaker, so it would be foolish to count out Talant Duyshebaev’s men.2. HC Vardar – With every season the Macedonian champions are adding one more piece to a puzzle that increasingly looks like a Final4 berth.3. Rhein-Neckar Löwen – The new German champions lost captain and star winger Uwe Gensheimer to Paris Saint-Germain, but are otherwise loaded with talent.4. HC Prvo plinarsko drustvo Zagreb – Legendary pivot Igor Vori returns home to lead a team that is always a tough opponent to the wealthier clubs in the competition.5. MOL-Pick Szeged – Replaced nearly half the squad, but it is the loss of Dean Bombač to Kielce that would hurt the most.6. RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko – The well of young talent never seems to dry at the Slovenian champions, and is currently highlighted by electrifying right-winger Blaž Janc.7. HC Meshkov Brest – The Belarusian champions feature a number of experienced players, and should compete for a place in the round of 16.8. IFK Kristianstad – Sweden’s lone representative was more competitive than expected last season, but remains an outsider to qualify from this otherwise wide-open group.Handball-Planet EHF CL 16/17 prediction – PSG and Veszprem to run for the trophy!Group C1. Montpellier HB2. Naturhouse La Rioja3. Chekhovskie Medvedi4. TATRAN Presov5. Elverum Handball6. HC MetalurgGroup D1. HBC Nantes2. Besiktas Mogaz HT3. TTH Holstebro4. Dinamo Bucuresti5. HC Motor Zaporozhye6. 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Scott Jensen, multimedia journalist, Alaska Dispatch News Eric Boyer, Training Coordinator, The Alaska Training Cooperative/UAA’s Center for Human Development College of Health Many conversations about suicide only focus on prevention and looking for the warning signs. But what if a suicide has already happened? How do we talk about it publicly and privately in healthy, supportive ways? During this week’s show we’ll discuss the media coverage of recent suicides, like the death at AFN, and how to have community conversations about such deaths.Listen Now:HOST: Anne HillmanGUESTS: KSKA (FM 91.1) BROADCAST: Friday, Oct. 30, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 31, at 6:00 p.m.Alaska Public Television BROADCAST: Friday, Oct. 30, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 31, at 6:00 p.m. Alex DeMarban, reporter, Alaska Dispatch News
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Tags: Austria, Technology Share << Previous PostNext Post >> PARIS — An Austrian luxury hotel says it’s ditching electronic room cards for old-fashioned locks and keys after having their systems frozen by blackmail-hungry hackers.The husband-and-wife management of Romantik Seehotel Jaegerwirt, in the Austrian Alps, says that one recent infection with ransom software resulted in the complete shutdown of hotel computers.They say they were forced to pay roughly 1,500 euros (nearly $1,600) worth of electronic currency to restore their network.Several publications incorrectly reported that the ransomware infection resulted in guests being locked into or out of their rooms.In a series of emails, the hotel said Tuesday that the infection only resulted in new guests being temporarily unable to get keys to their rooms.Hotel co-manager Christina Brandstaetter says the new arrivals were treated to champagne while they waited. Luxury hotel ditching key cards after hackers strike Source: The Associated Press
“Obamacare is fundamentally broken,” said House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, who said repeal efforts would continue. But he declined to guarantee a vote on a replacement plan this year and said, “It’s very difficult to deal with it when you have a president that fundamentally disagrees with us. And so the struggle will continue.”“We’ll continue to pick away at the law,” said Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., a leader of Senate GOP efforts to craft a bill responding to a court victory that never came. “But ultimately our goal is to repeal and replace, and that’s not going to be possible until after the 2016 elections,” when Republicans hope for a GOP president.That leaves Republicans mostly using efforts to void or dramatically weaken the health care overhaul to contrast their views with Obama’s for voters.“I believe 2016 will be a national referendum on repealing Obamacare,” said Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who’s seeking his party’s presidential nomination.Yet though few would admit it, the court’s ruling caused many Republicans to exhale.By leaving intact federal subsidies that help millions afford health care, the ruling lets Republicans bash Obama’s law in their 2016 campaigns without having to quickly help those who would have lost assistance. GOP lawmakers are divided over how — and even whether — to help those losing subsidies, and failure to do so could have created many angry voters. Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Check your body, save your life Four benefits of having a wireless security system Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall The decision was a relief to the health care industry, which feared chaos in the insurance market, and business groups hoping Congress would now turn to making specific changes in the law to ease employers’ costs.In Thursday’s ruling, the justices by 6-3 left intact subsidies that help 8.7 million people buy health insurance — most of whom analysts say couldn’t otherwise afford coverage.Conservative plaintiffs said the law’s wording limited that aid to states running their own insurance marketplaces — not the three-dozen states using the federal website HealthCare.org. The law’s defenders said killing those subsidies would destabilize health insurance by increasingly leaving only sicker, costlier people with coverage — raising everyone’s rates.“Congress passed the Affordable Care Act to improve health insurance markets, not to destroy them,” Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in the majority opinion, using the law’s formal name. Roberts’ deciding vote found the law constitutional in 2012.“We should start calling this law SCOTUScare,” said dissenting Justice Antonin Scalia, using the court’s acronym. Top Stories “There isn’t some sort of, that sword of Damocles hanging over our heads that people are going to lose their care in 30 days or something,” said Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., who heads House GOP campaign efforts.Republicans have promised to repeal and replace Obama’s law since its 2010 enactment, but have yet to rally behind a plan doing that.Had the GOP-backed lawsuit by conservatives succeeded, the 34 states likeliest to lose subsidies included many that will be pivotal in next year’s elections. That included Florida, a key presidential state where a national high of 1.3 million people could have lost assistance, plus Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio, Wisconsin and New Hampshire, where GOP senators could face tight re-election battles and worried about constituents losing aid.“The court has saved Republicans from themselves,” said former Rep. Tom Davis of Virginia, who once led the House Republican political organization.It took just minutes for both sides to use the ruling for political fundraising. GOP presidential hopeful Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor, emailed for money to stop “the overreaches of the last six years,” while Senate Democrats warned that Republicans have “pledged to destroy Obamacare.” New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day Comments Share Savoring his triumph at the White House, Obama noted that his law has had five years to take hold and said: “This is not about the Affordable Care Act as legislation, or Obamacare as a political football. This is health care in America.”Even so, Republicans had little reason to back off, especially those concerned about primaries from conservative challengers. An April Associated Press-GfK Poll showed that 71 percent of Republicans oppose the law, compared to 33 percent of independents and 14 percent of Democrats.“We’ve got to put something on the president’s desk, not just a repeal but what are we going to do, what’s our alternative,” said Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan.In the latest potential wedge between conservatives and Boehner, the speaker said he had not decided whether to use streamlined procedures that could avoid a Senate filibuster. Conservatives want to use those rules, but that device can be used only rarely and some Republicans want to save it for something Obama might sign, like deficit reduction.___Associated Press writer Erica Werner contributed to this report.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court’s resounding rejection of a conservative attempt to gut President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul won’t stop Republicans from attacking the law they detest. But now, their efforts will be chiefly about teeing up the issue for the 2016 presidential and congressional elections.The court’s decision left GOP lawmakers stunned and uncertain about their next steps. Most agreed they would continue trying to annul the entire law and erase individual pieces of it, like its taxes on medical devices. Yet many also conceded they have little leverage to force Obama to scale back — let alone kill — one of his most treasured legislative achievements. Sponsored Stories
Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The Cardinals chose to receive and four plays later won the game 26-20.“Clete had it on heads,” Rodgers said. “He was showing heads, so I called tails and it didn’t flip. It was just tossed in the air and did not turn over at all and landed on the ground. So we obviously thought that was not right. He picked the coin up and flipped it to tails, and he flipped it to tails and he flipped it without giving me a chance to make a recall there. It was confusing.”“Yeah, it was odd,” Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer said. “He went to flip the coin, and it just went up and went down.”It was certainly an unexpected turn of events in a game that featured more than its fair share of crazy plays.“No, especially on that beautiful grass,” Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said when asked if he’s ever seen a coin flip like that. Arians never got an explanation for what exactly happened, but given how things transpired, he probably won’t require one.Whether or not the Packers got a raw deal will likely depend on your rooting interests. It’s clear from the video the coin never made a single end-over-end rotation and needed to be tossed again, though if Rodgers was going to base his call on what side of the coin was facing up pre-flip, then it’s understandable why he might be a bit miffed. Now that it’s over, has anyone ever seen a coin toss like this? #GBvsAZ pic.twitter.com/zpRkYc217A— Chris Clark (@ChrisClark_) January 17, 2016Packers captain Aaron Rodgers called “tails” just before the coin was sent flying into the air and before hit the turf without ever flipping. There was some confusing upon its landing, and upon a re-flip, the coin came up “heads” again. Comments Share Packers coach Mike McCarthy seemed to be at peace with the flip(s), while Arians was understandably pleased.“I don’t know what happened with the coin toss,” he said. “I’m glad he flipped it the second time. I think we had it the first time, too.” – / 40 GLENDALE, Ariz. — It is supposed to be one of the easiest things an official has to do during a football game. Yet the tossing of the coin heading into overtime of the Cardinals and Packers NFC Divisional Round game led to some controversy Saturday at University of Phoenix Stadium.Referee Clete Blakeman had some issues with getting the darned thing to flip. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019 file photo, Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, watch children playing football at a school in the town of Asni, in the Atlas mountains, Morocco. Buckingham Palace said Monday May 6, 2019, that Prince Harry’s wife Meghan has gone into labor with their first child. (Facundo Arrizabalaga/Pool via AP, File) The Latest: Prince Harry and Meghan have healthy baby boy by The Associated Press Posted May 6, 2019 6:46 am PDT LONDON — The Latest on the newest royal baby in Britain (all times local):2:45 p.m.Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, are the proud parents of a new baby boy.The baby, who has not yet been named, is seventh in line for the British throne and is Queen Elizabeth II’s eighth great-grandchild.It is the first child for Harry and Meghan, who married a year ago. Harry spoke before cameras on Monday afternoon.The duchess is a 37-year-old retired American actress formerly known as Meghan Markle. The 34-year-old prince is the son of Prince Charles — next in line for the throne — and Princess Diana, who died in a Paris car crash in 1997.Harry has long spoken of his desire to start a family.___Prince Harry’s wife Meghan went into labour early Monday with their first child, Buckingham Palace said.Palace officials didn’t immediately say where Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, is giving birth. She was formerly known as Meghan Markle and was a TV star before retiring from acting to marry Harry.Officials said the prince was by Meghan’s side. No other details were released.The couple has said they didn’t find out the baby’s sex in advance.The infant will be seventh in line to the British throne and Queen Elizabeth II’s eighth great-grandchild. Harry is the younger son of Prince Charles, the next in line to the throne, and the late Princess Diana, who died in a Paris car crash in 1997.The child will be eligible for dual British-U.S. citizenship if Meghan and Harry want to go through the application process.Harry and Meghan married at St. George’s Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle a year ago this month. In April, they moved from a house on the London grounds of Kensington Palace to Frogmore Cottage, which is near Windsor Castle, where they held their gala, VIP-studded wedding reception.Journalists and well-wishers have camped out for days in Windsor, about 35 kilometres (22 miles) west of London, awaiting the baby’s arrival. Kensington Palace has said the new parents don’t plan to pose for a photograph or appear in public with their baby for several days so they can celebrate privately.Meghan, a California native, had a starring role on the American TV series “Suits.” She had a previous marriage that ended in divorce and has strong feminist views. As the daughter of a black mother and a white father, she says she identifies as biracial.Harry, who has said he wanted to protect his wife from intrusive media coverage, and Meghan have said they plan to keep many of the details of the birth private.___Read all Associated Press coverage of the latest royal baby at https://www.apnews.com/RoyalBabyThe Associated Press
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