Additional Extension of Temporary Relief Provided for Wisconsin Energy Emergencies (Notice 2019-04)

first_imgThe IRS has provided another extension of the temporary dyed fuel relief provided in section 3.02 of Notice 2017-30, 2017-21 I.R.B. 1248 (TAXDAY, 2017/05/04, I.2). Notice 2017-30 was published in response to energy emergencies in Wisconsin resulting from the permanent shutdown of the segment of the West Shore Pipeline between Milwaukee and Green Bay. The rules originally applied to removals of dyed diesel fuel and kerosene from Green Bay terminals on or after October 31, 2017, and before May 4, 2018. An extension to the time period had been provided by section 3 of Notice 2018-39, 2018-20, I.R.B. 582 (TAXDAY, 2018/04/27, I.5) through December 31, 2018. An additional extension to the time period has been provided and extended relief will be available beginning January 1, 2019 and ending December 31, 2019.Relief ExtensionCode Sec. 4081(a)(1)(A)(ii) imposes tax on the removal of taxable fuel, which includes diesel fuel and kerosene, from any terminal. Code Sec. 4082(a) provides that the tax imposed by Code Sec. 4081 does not apply to diesel fuel and kerosene that is indelibly dyed in accordance with Treasury regulations, meets any marking requirements prescribed by Treasury regulations, and is destined for a nontaxable use.For the period beginning on January 1, 2019, and ending on December 31, 2019, if any person (the position holder) that removes diesel fuel or kerosene that satisfies the requirements of Code Sec. 4082 from a Green Bay terminal establishes that a prior tax was paid with respect to the removal of such fuel from a Milwaukee or Madison terminal, then an amount equal to the prior tax paid shall be allowed as a refund (without interest) to the position holder in the same manner as if it were an overpayment of tax imposed by Code Sec. 4081.Notice 2017-59, 2017-45 I.R.B. 484 (TAXDAY, 2017/10/20, I.5), provides guidance on how persons eligible for relief may submit claims for refund. The extension of temporary relief is not available with respect to any transaction for which one or more conditions set forth in section 3.02 of Notice 2017-59 are not satisfied or for any refund claim that fails to comply with the procedures set forth in sections 3.03 and 3.04 of Notice 2017-59. Also, any reference in Notice 2017-59 to removals from a Milwaukee terminal shall be read to also include removals from a Madison terminal.Notice 2019-04Other References:Code Sec. 4081CCH Reference – ETR ¶8915.015CCH Reference – ETR ¶8915.06CCH Reference – ETR ¶8915.315Code Sec. 4082CCH Reference – ETR ¶9215.05CCH Reference – ETR ¶9215.055CCH Reference – ETR ¶9215.25Tax Research ConsultantCCH Reference – TRC EXCISE: 6,102.40CCH Reference – TRC EXCISE: 6,110.15Login 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

When beauties bared it at the Billboard Music Awards

first_imgHeld at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, Billboard Music Awards saw the who’s who of music saunter on to the red carpet in style.From the ever enticing Jennifer Lopez to the relatively demure Taylor Swift, the night saw the hottest stars in music, turn the heat on the red carpet.From left: Jennifer Lopez, Taylor Swift, Rita OraThe stars showed ample skin on the red carpet by going for ensembles with deep, plunging necklines. Singer Jennifer Lopez, stuck to her favourite barely dressed, nude look on the red carpet by opting for a Charbel Zoe gown. Pop-star Taylor Swift on the other hand, went for a sparkly jumpsuit with peek-a-boo cut-outs from the 2015 Spring collection of Balmain. The textured bob and black clutch by Edie Parker just added the right touch to her look.Another look in white that grabbed eyeballs was the one seen on Rita Ora. Looking sultry in a creation by designer Fausto Puglisi, the Fifty Shades of Grey star rocked gold and white Giuseppe Zanotti heels.From left: Mariah Carey, Chrissy TeigenSinger Mariah Carey was seen sporting a Tom Ford ensemble paired with Saint Laurent platform heels and David Yurman earrings. Having seen her sport some great outfits in the past, the look didn’t seem to work very well for the singer. Co-Host of the evening Chrissy Teigen donned a look from the 2015 Spring collection Balmain. From the colours to the belt and the hair, everything worked beautifully for the model.advertisementlast_img read more

Sebi attaches Saradhas properties to recover Rs 774 cr

first_imgMumbai, Sep 28 (PTI) To recover the investors money, collected illegally by Saradha Realty, regulator Sebi has ordered attachment of 134 properties of the West Bengal-based firm and its chief Sudipta Sen to recover Rs 774.3 crore along with other dues and the applicable interest. The properties being attached include land parcels, buildings, flats, resorts, as also furniture, televisions, refrigerators, generators and computers along with all other “movable assets” held by the two defaulters. Most of these assets are located in West Bengal, as per the attachment order wherein Sebi has also asked Saradha Realty India Ltd and Sudipta Sen to provide full details of all their movable and immovable properties. Sebi had first passed order against Saradha in April 2013 after a massive ponzi scheme like fraud came to light. Sebi had ordered Kolkata-based Saradha Realty India to close all its collective schemes and refund the money collected from investors within three months. Besides, the company and its chief were also barred from the markets. In further action, Sebi in June this year attached various bank and demat accounts of the two defaulters, but funds available in those accounts were not sufficient for recovery of the dues. The recovery proceedings were initiated on June 4, 2015, Saradha Realty India Ltd and its Managing Director Sudipta Sen for their failure to pay a sum of Rs 774.3 crore (as a partial amount) “along with returns due to investors, along with further interest, all costs, charges and expenses incurred in respect of all the proceedings taken for recovery”. Sebi said the defaulters failed to pay the amount and did not even respond to the recovery notices. The regulator said it has learnt that the defaulters are in possession of certain properties and they may dispose, transfer or alienate the assets to obstruct or delay the recovery of investors money and therefore it was ordering the attachment. Giving a list of all such properties, Sebi said that “all persons are hereby prohibited from taking any benefit under such disposal, transfer, alienation or charge in respect of the properties mentioned above, which stand attached in execution of the Recovery Certificate”. MORE SP BJ SAadvertisementlast_img read more

Fueling the people who fuel a better future

first_imgDespite evidence to the contrary, there’s still a widespread belief that you can’t start a business that’s sustainable and supports its workers and roots out social injustice…and actual sustain your business.Freelancers Union member Valerie Costa’s business is working to change that.Her story also reminds us that when we go freelance, we should always remember our old friends (and make sure they’re permanent contacts!).Name: Valerie CostaOccupation: Founder of Aril ConsultingWebsite: www.arilconsulting.comMug Story: My special mug was given to me as a going-away gift from my co-workers at Senior Services, my last staff job. I started Aril Consulting as a way to sustain myself while I took classes in Vermont. Now Aril Consulting is two years old and we are a small group of fundraising consultants working with inspirational nonprofits around the country. I use this mug everyday—it reminds me of all the love and encouragement I had from my friends at Senior Services to follow my dreams. Lucky for me I still get to work with some of them—they are one of my clients now!Want to share your mug story with our members? Email us at lvanthoen [at] freelancersunion.org with your name, occupation, website, and mug story, and we may feature you in our blog!last_img read more

Missouri Head Coach Responds To NCAA Sanctions

first_imgA closeup of Missouri coach Barry Odom.COLUMBIA, MO – NOVEMBER 4: Barry Odom head coach of the Missouri Tigers directs his team against the Florida Gators in the second quarter at Memorial Stadium on November 4, 2017 in Columbia, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)Earlier today Missouri football received a postseason ban for the 2019 season after the NCAA found that a dozen Missouri athletes had coursework completed by a former university tutor.The Division I committee on infractions passed down its ruling Thursday afternoon, after finding that the tutor completed online coursework for “most” of the athletes involved.After the news was announced, star transfer quarterback Kelly Bryant reportedly decided to stay with the team, despite being eligible immediately if he decided to transfer. It’s huge news for head coach Barry Odom, who released a statement about the NCAA’s decision.“The committee’s decision is completely unjust and unfair – to our team, to our staff and to our alumni. I’m very grateful for the clear, decisive, and unified leadership we have here at Mizzou, and I’m looking forward to doing whatever I can to assist with the appeals process,” Odom said in the statement.FOR MY TEAM! #MIZ pic.twitter.com/w2kG42I3jU— Barry Odom (@Coach_Odom) January 31, 2019After an 8-5 season that included a loss in the Liberty Bowl, the Tigers got big news, winning the sweepstakes for Clemson quarterback transfer Kelly Bryant.Now the team will have to enter the 2019 college football season with the knowledge that a successful campaign won’t lead them to a bowl game, pending appeal.last_img read more

Spring Session Reaffirms Commitment to Make Life Better for Nova Scotia Families

first_img taking life-saving steps to ensure better health care sooner reducing maximum student debt by 36 per cent getting fairer drug prices for seniors making it easier for people to work their way out of social assistance paying down the provincial debt Nova Scotians in all regions are receiving better health care, assistance to make ends meet, and a boost to break out of poverty thanks to steps the government took during the spring session of the legislature, which wrapped up today, May 19. The premier said the top five achievements this session that make life better for Nova Scotia families are: Amended legislation to make the goal of 40 per cent renewable electricity by 2020 a firm legal requirement. It also ensures hydro-electricity from Lower Churchill is considered an eligible source of clean energy Passed legislation to make energy-saving LED lights mandatory on all Nova Scotia roads and highways Added 250 new child care subsidies, to help more families access affordable child care Launched a comprehensive autism action plan that provides greater access to enhanced programs and services Launched Welcome Home Nova Scotia, the province’s most ambitious and focused immigration plan Lowered the small business tax for the second year in a row, the first government to take this step Invested $100,000 in a new, private-sector-led task force that will seek business opportunities for Southwest Nova Scotia Enacted the new Public Procurement Act to ensure all public sector entities work together to get taxpayers the best value for goods and services Lowered the threshold under the Workplace Innovation and Productivity Skills Incentive, allowing more companies to buy advanced capital equipment Established a $24-million provincial fund to ensure clean technology companies have access to capital Enacted new powers for municipalities to deal with unsightly and dangerous premises Passed Nova Scotia’s first new Elections Act in generations For a complete list of bills passed this session, go online to http://nslegislature.ca/index.php/proceedings/status-of-bills/ . “These important steps show that government is keeping its commitments to provide better health care, make life more affordable and ensure the province lives within its means.” Government also committed to making changes to several programs and processes in light of recommendations made in Auditor General Jacques Lapointe’s spring report. “The recent Auditor General’s report showed just how much work is required to clean up problems we inherited and replace out-dated approaches that no longer serve Nova Scotians very well,” said Premier Dexter. “That is why the province is taking steps like replacing the Industrial Expansion Fund.” Many families face significant challenges trying to make ends meet. The province is investing $18 million to help address those challenges — the largest investment in Nova Scotia families and children in more than a decade. This investment will fund important initiatives, including increases to the Nova Scotia Child Benefit and the Income Assistance personal allowance, that help low-income families regain their independence and pay for family priorities. Income Assistance recipients will also be allowed to keep more of the money they earn each month with changes announced in the 2011-12 provincial budget. This is on top of improvements the province made to the Employment Support and Income Assistance program earlier this year. Government is continuing to follow the steps laid out in Better Care Sooner, the province’s plan to provide better health care for Nova Scotia families. That includes introducing more advanced 911 services and working to establish collaborative emergency centres that will provide more efficient care by matching the level of services to the needs of a particular community. In April, the province announced that Parrsboro would be the site of the first of at least four centres to open in the province this year. New legislation will ensure fair drug prices for Nova Scotians covered by Pharmacare. “This is a balanced plan that will get the best deal for patients and all taxpayers, while ensuring Nova Scotians still have access to pharmacies in their communities,” said Premier Dexter. Government also took steps to make post-secondary education more affordable for all students. In April, government introduced Nova Scotia’s first cap on student debt. It will lower the maximum student debt by 36 per cent. The province is also investing an historic $42.5 million to improve student assistance, a move that will reduce tuition by $1,283 for Nova Scotia students studying in the province and $261 for those studying outside the province. Premier Dexter announced early in the session that for the second year in a row, the province’s spending came in below what was estimated at the beginning of the year. These savings resulted in a $447 million surplus at the end of 2010-11, which government chose to use to reduce the province’s substantial debt. “Unlike previous governments who spent surpluses before closing the province’s books at year-end, we took the view that a penny saved is a penny saved,” Premier Dexter said. This is only the seventh time in the past 50 years that Nova Scotia has reduced its net debt. Today, the province’s net debt is just over $13 billion, almost $1 billion less than expected. The premier said this most recent legislative session is further proof that government is working hard to improve the lives of Nova Scotians in all regions. “It’s very easy to sit back and criticize, but if we’ve learned anything from the recent events, it’s that across-the-board criticism without any suggestions on how to make things better gets you nowhere,” said Premier Dexter. “Government is making real progress in its commitment to make life better for Nova Scotia families, and we will continue to word hard toward that goal in the years to come.” Government introduced 28 bills and sat for 34 days during the third session of the 61st General Assembly. Other highlights from the session include: last_img read more

Zip Zap Circus and High Commission of Canada to Present Two Performances

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Zip Zap Circus, in association with the High Commission of Canada, will present BOREAL at the Zip Zap Dome in Cape Town for two shows only this December. The production promises to be a sensorial experience that is not to be missed.Inspired by the various textures and colours of the north of Canada, BOREAL will interpret choreography that illustrates powerful ocean tempests, vast tundra, sumptuous forests and extensive plains. BOREAL will depict a journey through the vast wilderness of Canada, an area with a subarctic climate that is extreme, where nature is wild and dramatic landscapes are of a humbling magnitude.This production will be directed by Brent van Rensburg from Zip Zap, with choreography by Claudel Doucet from Canada. Her compatriots Samuel Renaud, Louis Joyal and Marilou Verschelden, all acrobats from Canada, will perform alongside outstanding artists from Zip Zap such as Jemma Rose Nelson, Jacobus Claassen, Jade Palmer,Sabine van Rensburg, Saskia van Rensburg, Jason Barnard and Phelelani Ndakrokra.This dynamic mix of performers from across the globe will enthral audiences with a production that will include circus acrobatics in a fusion of lighting, sound and daring displays of aerial artistry. Advertisement Twitter Login/Register With: READ MORE Facebooklast_img read more

Grande Prairie RCMP searching for missing teen

first_imgCurrie is described as: Caucasian, standing 5’8″ tall, weighing 125 lbs., with blonde hair, and blue eyes.He was last seen wearing a black shirt, black pants and black shoes.There is a concern for Currie’s well-being and the RCMP would like to locate and speak with him as soon as possible.If you have any information about his whereabouts, please contact Grande Prairie RCMP Detachment at 780-830-5700. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1.800.222.8477 (TIPS) or by Internet at www.tipsubmit.com. UPDATE: Grande Prairie RCMP have located Brody Currie, he is safe and unharmed. RCMP would like to thank the public and the media for their assistance.GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – Mounties in Grande Prairie are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing teenage boy.14-year-old Brodie Currie was reported missing late yesterday after he was last seen in Grande Prairie on Saturday.last_img read more

US Embassy in Rabat TIBU Maroc launch Wheelchair Basketball Tour

By Mohamed LakdaliRabat – Continuing a successful four year relationship with the US Embassy in Morocco, the TIBU association was back again with its first 2016 session of the Wheelchair basketball tour.Surprising sports fans and the general public alike, this event aimed to promote the physical and psychological benefits for those disabled in Morocco that are confined to a wheelchair. The tour included matches between clubs, training sessions for trainers, workshops for disabled children and youth, and meeting between related associations. This event was organized under the auspices of the Moroccan Royal federation for the sport of people with special needs (FRMSPP) in partnership with the American Academy of Casablanca (AAC) and Moroccan games and sports, which took place between the 26th and 31st of January in Casablanca, Agadir and Tiznit.More than 200 participants aged between 6 and 18 years benefited from this sporting event. Moreover, 50 coaches were instructed and received training by some of the stars of the United States belonging to the Association of Wheelchair Basketball (NWBA).Among the stars that attended and participated in this event were Carlie Cook, an experienced international coach for the SportsUnited organization – a division of the US Department of State’s Educational and Cultural Affairs bureau – and Trooper Johnson, assistant basketball coach of the American junior basketball on wheelchairs national team in 2013. As coach of the US junior national team, Tropper Johnson won the gold medal in the Youth Games “Pan Am” edition in Argentina.Nicole Theriot, USA Consul General, attends the First edition of Youth HandiBasket Tour 2016 organized by TIBU Maroc & US Embassy RabatThe aims that accompanied organizing a wheelchair basketball tour throughout many cities of the Kingdom were to spread social and noble values; some of these can be summarized as follows:– Fight prejudice against various disabilities– Exchanging experiences among different coaches coming from various associations and clubs in order to unify their work and curricula– The promotion of good and effective practice for children and youth, especially those with special needs– Utilize sports as a means to promote social ties between all sections of society, both those with and without special needsIn a statement with Morocco World News, TIBU president Mohamed Amine Zariat said “The main purpose of this event is to make basketball accessible for everyone and also to promote Wheelchair Basketball to disabled youth through basketball workshops.” “Our vision in the long-term is to create a national championship that gathers many teams of wheelchair basketball (kids and teenagers) from all Moroccan cities, which impressed the Moroccan royal federation and expressed their to work with us to encourage the teams to create sections for young wheelchair basketball,” he added.TIBU Association and the US Embassy in Morocco are sure now more than ever that the development and advancement of Moroccan youth can be achieved through sports, much like how the TIBU has come to Morocco to promote the engagement and growth of disabled youth through sport. read more

Closing Bell TSX rally stalls despite Chinese moves to help economy gold

TORONTO — A strong rally on the Toronto stock market stalled Thursday despite a move by China to boost its flagging economy.Here are the closing numbersTSX — 11,592.12 -41.28 -0.35%S&P 500 — 1,314.99 -0.14 -0.01%Dow — 12,460.96 +46.17 (0.37%)Nasdaq — 2,831.02 -13.70 -0.48%The S&P/TSX composite index had earlier jumped almost 100 points amid an interest rate cut by China’s central bank and hopes that European officials are co-ordinating help for Spain’s troubled banking sector.But the index later drifted 41.28 points lower to close at 11,592.12 following a hike of about 300 points in the last two days, partly because of a sharp drop in gold stocks as bullion prices declined. The TSX Venture Exchange slipped 6.56 points to 1,296.08.The Canadian dollar was unchanged at 97.29 US cents.U.S. markets also started off strong but weakened during the afternoon with the Dow Jones industrial average up 46.17 points to 12,460.96, the Nasdaq composite index was down 13.7 points to 2,831.02 and the S&P 500 index slipped 0.14 of a point to 1,314.99.Indexes slipped as Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress that while the Fed is prepared to take further steps to boost the U.S. economy if it weakens, nothing is imminent.“Bernanke is saying simply, we’ll act if we have to if we don’t have to, we won’t,” said Allan Small, senior adviser at DWM Securities.“I think that should be enough for these markets because that tells you that there’s this backstop. That’s the way I look at it, but the market wants the goods. But if (the Fed doesn’t deliver), who knows if this is just a temporary bounce.”The Chinese central bank cut its benchmark lending rate for the first time in nearly four years as it tried to reverse a sharp economic slowdown. The interest rate on a one-year loan will be reduced by a quarter percentage point to 6.31% effective Friday. Also, banks will reportedly be allowed to offer a 20% discount from the benchmark rate.China has been a major force behind the economic recovery, driving prices for commodities and resource stocks on the Toronto market.But, those stock prices have taken a beating over the last three months as the eurozone debt crisis has worsened and the Chinese economy has slowed.“I think we’re hoping that they will just cut interest rates, cut bank reserve requirements, as they have been doing,” added Small.“These are good measures and obviously for Canada being a commodity-driven exporting-type nation, it’s a China rally and a China rally should help us tremendously here.”Helping sentiment Thursday were reports that European Union officials have been exploring ways to help Spain’s fragile banking sector without imposing strict conditions on the Spanish government. The Financial Times said Wednesday that such a move could make Spanish officials less reluctant to accept international assistance.Spain’s banks are saddled with billions in soured property investments following the bursting of the country’s real estate bubble.The gold sector was the biggest decliner, down about 3.5%, as bullion prices slipped $46.20 to US$1,588 an ounce. Barrick Gold Corp. fell $1.74 to $39.79 and Goldcorp Inc. faded $1.18 to $40.12.Energy stocks also declined as the July crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange dipped 20 cents to US$84.82 a barrel. The energy sector was off 0.6% and Cenovus Energy rose 50 cents to $32.97 while Canadian Natural Resources gave back 64 cents to $28.77.The financials sector was the strongest advancer, up 0.65% and Royal Bank climbed 33 cents to $50.99 and TD Bank advanced 75 cents to $79.08.The base metals group erased an early strong lead to gain a slight 0.14% while the July copper contract lost early momentum and was unchanged at US$3.38 a pound after jumping nine cents Wednesday. Teck Resources moved ahead 24 cents to $32.55 and Thompson Creek Metals shed 17 cents to $3.64.Retailer Lululemon was a major decliner as the company’s outlook for the year fell short of expectations. Lululemon’s stock fell 8.76% to $65.75.The TSX had racked up a strong triple-digit gain for a second session Wednesday as traders continued to pick up stocks that have been beaten down amid concern about the potential global impact of the European Union’s drawn-out debt crisis. Buyers moved in following a drop of almost 2% last week that left the market down about 10% from the highs of 2012 in late February.In other corporate news, shares in telecom technology company Sandvine Corp. tumbled 11.97% to $1.25 as the company warned that it now expects between $18-million and $18.5-million of revenue in its just-ended second quarter, about $4-million below expectations.Transcontinental shares dropped 30 cents to $9.50 as the printing and publishing company missed expectations in the second quarter and reported a $106.2-million loss despite higher revenues. The Montreal-based company cited a $180-million writedown related to its media business.Research In Motion shares gained 43 cents to $11.04 as the company said it is discontinuing the lowest-priced model of its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. The company has run into trouble trying to sell the device in a market dominated by Apple’s iPad and numerous other tablets.Here’s the news investors were watching today:China cuts interest rates for first time since 2008RIM kills 16 GB PlayBook, will still make higher-capacity modelsAll eyes on Spain as Germany vows action to stem crisisON DECK FRIDAYECONOMIC NEWSCANADA8:30 a.m.Employment report (May): Economists expect a gain of 5,000 jobs and the jobless rate to stay at 7.3% Housing starts (May): Economists expect 215,000 starts Merchandise trade balance (April): Economists expect a surplus of $180,000 Labour productivity (Q1): Economists expect 0.3% rise UNITED STATES8:30 a.m.Goods and services trade balance (April): Economists expect a deficit of $49.5-billion 10 a.m.Wholesale trade (April): Economists expect a 0.4% rise read more

UN mourns loss of senior official Sharon CapelingAlakija

Ms. Capeling-Alakija, a Canadian who joined the UN in 1989, died 4 November in Bonn, Germany, after a long illness.”At a time of unprecedented change in the world and in the role of the United Nations, Sharon had an instinctive grasp of the need for the organization to reach out as widely as possible and engage people from all walks of life to join in our mission,” Mr. Annan said.“She brought that understanding to bear on all her work with us – whether as Executive Coordinator of the United Nations Volunteers programme, Director of Evaluation and Strategic Planning at UNDP (United Nations Development Programme), or Director of the UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM).”The highly successful International Year of Volunteers she led in 2001 provided vivid testimony of the energy and enthusiasm she brought to that approach, he said.The UNV supports human development globally by promoting volunteerism and by mobilizing volunteers. read more

Nearly 800 Venezuelans arriving in Brazil each day many seeking asylum UN

“As the complex political and socio-economic situation in their country continues to worsen, arriving Venezuelans are in more desperate need of food, shelter and health care. Many also need international protection,” William Spindler, spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), told reporters in Geneva, Switzerland.More than 52,000 Venezuelans have arrived in Brazil since the beginning of 2017. Of those, 25,000 are asylum seekers, 10,000 hold temporary resident visas, while the rest are working to regularizing their status, according to UNHCR. The Government’s latest estimates show that more than 800 Venezuelans are entering Brazil each day.An estimated 40,000 have entered through the isolated northern state of Roraima and are living in Boa Vista, the state capital, Mr. Spindler added.“With numbers growing, public services such as health care and sanitation are becoming stretched,” Mr. Spindler said.Authorities recently declared a state of emergency and have allocated about $58 million for emergency humanitarian assistance for people coming from Venezuela.For its part, UNHCR has been working closely with the Brazilian Government to register Venezuelans and ensure all arrivals have proper documentation.Once documented, Venezuelan asylum-seekers, as well as those with special stay permits, have the right to work, and access health, education and other basic services.Venezuelans who are living on the streets are facing growing risks, including sexual exploitation and violence.To mitigate those risks, two new shelters have been opened in Boa Vista over the last two weeks. UNHCR is managing the new shelters, which are each nearly at its capacity of 500 people. Priority is given to families with children, pregnant women, elderly people and others with specific needs.UNHCR is also helping the Government identify Venezuelans willing to relocate voluntarily from Roraima to other parts of Brazil as relocation will provide longer-term solutions and ease the strain on local communities in Roraima.Two flights, operated by the Brazilian Air Force, are leaving Boa Vista this week. One left yesterday, flying 104 Venezuelans to Sao Paulo. The second is expected today to Sao Pablo and Cuiabá, the capital of the Mato Grosso state located in the centre of the country.UNHCR has recently requested from donors an initial $46 million to implement its regional response plan for Venezuelans in the main host countries, including Brazil. So far, this plan is only four per cent funded. read more

Where children row to school

first_imgThese children go to school in dinghies all year round. Photo: Prothom AloSmall children in the remote villages of Pirojpur district row dinghies to attend school.At first sight, it may seem the children are in a boating race.But no, the children in uniform are rowing dinghies to school from the villages of Deulbari Dobra union in Nazirpur upazila of Pirojpur.Children in these parts learn to swim and row boats to get around, long before they can attend school.Attending schools in the area is challenging. Only the sturdy and determined attend school, braving several kilometers of hard rowing in boats.Deulbari Dobra union is 14 kilometers away from Nazirpur Sadar. Early morning of 9 September, this Prothom Alo correspondent set out for Dobra on a motorbike. The correspondent reached Gaukhali bazar by road, and then took a trawler. The trawler moved through all kinds of canals and water bodies used by a variety of boats. Some people were going to haat (village bazar) and some were returning from haat.After reaching Gaukhali village, he found that children were rowing to school by boat. There were two to eight students to a boat. After travelling about five kilometers, this Prothom Alo correspondent reached Uttar Gaukhali Government Primary School No-6. By then it was 9:00am. The children were arriving in groups by boat in nearby ghats to attend school. Children between seven and ten years of age can row boats like skilled boatmen.They tied their boats to the ghats, and they entered classroom in delight. The students were competing to enter their classrooms first. They did not look tired at all though they had rowed their boats from a quite distance.Sanjida Akhtar rowed two kilometers to reach school from Bildumuria village. She is a student of class three in No-6 Uttar Gaukhali Government Primary School. In the beginning, she attended school in a boat with others. In course of time, she learnt how to row a boat herself. These children learn how to row at an early age.Sanjida said, “In the beginning I had trouble rowing but now I am used to it.”Acting head teacher Dileep Roy said there are over 100 students in the school. Most of them know how to row.Another group of students arrived in school at 12:30pm. They were in class three, four and five. Sabbir of class five said, “Water Hyacinth has swamped the canal. It is very hard to row boats in the canal.” Sabbir says, “I want to be a doctor.”This Prothom Alo correspondent started out again by motor boat to reach No-32 Manaharpur Sarkarpara Government Primary School. Before reaching the school, he met some villagers. The villagers said 90 per cent of the people in the villages are farmers. Most of them survive on farming and fishing.Head teacher Tapos Gharami of No-32 Manaharpur Sarkarpara Government Primary School said, “The attendance of students is thin due to transport problems. The canal is shallow between March and November. As a result, the students attend school at high tide. During the winter, schools can only run following the timing of the ebb and flow of tides.There are canals and water bodies around most of the villages of Deulbari Dobra union. Padmadubi, Daspara, Manaharpur, Bildumuria, Sonapur, Deulbari and Uttar Gaukhali villages remain inundated all year round. There are hardly roads in most of these villages. Village folk have been using boats to get around for many years. So every house has one or two boats.Head teacher of Manaharpur Secondary School Anil Chandra Baral said there is no health service centre in Manaharpur village. Villagers have to travel 15 kilometers to go to the upazila health complex. Nor is there any electricity in the village. Students have to study by kerosene lamps. When evening falls, it is as if villagers are living on some sort of isolated island.Braving so many hurdles, these little village scholars attend school by row boat to fulfill their dreams. Some of thems want to be engineers, some doctors.*This report, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Rabiul Islam.last_img read more

Watch YouTube Star Casey Neistat Ride a Drone Dressed As Santa

first_img 1 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Casey Neistat is wrapping up an incredible year. Fresh off his deal to sell his video-sharing app Beme to CNN for a cool $25 million, the YouTube star is looking for fresh new ways to keep himself entertained.So, why not construct a drone that’s powerful enough to lift a human high off the ground? And by human, we mean Neistat himself. Dressed as a snowboarding Santa Claus.Of course. Happy holidays!Related: This Might be the Most Ridiculous Contraption Ever ConstructedWhat better application of drone technology, right? For fans of Wu-Tang Clan and the late ODB, the music will be a pleasant surprise as well.This isn’t the first time Neistat has made a viral snowboarding video. Earlier this year, he shot a video of himself on a snowboard, being towed by a Jeep through the snow-covered streets of New York City. That video has more than 15.5 million views. December 20, 2016center_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now »last_img read more

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first_img 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean Parents, stop beating yourself up Top Stories Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Deutsche Bank AG said that Jain, 52, and Fitschen, 66, had decided “to step down early from their roles.”It said that Jain will step down June 30 but has been asked to remain with the company as a consultant until January. The bank’s supervisory board asked Fitschen to stay in his job until the next annual general meeting in May 2016 “to ensure a smooth transition.”Cryan, 54, will become co-CEO in July and take sole control when Fitschen leaves. He has sat on Deutsche Bank’s supervisory board, the German equivalent of a board of directors, since 2013.Cryan was president for Europe at the Singaporean investment company Temasek from 2012 until last year. He was previously chief financial officer of the Swiss bank UBS AG.Jain and Fitschen have sought to move the bank past lawsuits and legal issues that in some cases dated back years and stressed the need for the bank to change its culture. Still, those issues have continued to cast the bank in an unflattering light.In April, Deutsche Bank agreed to pay $2.5 billion to authorities in the United States and Britain to settle allegations its traders rigged important market interest-rate benchmarks used to determine rates on a variety of debt. Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Unrelatedly, Fitschen and two predecessors went on trial that month on charges of attempted fraud for allegedly colluding to deceive judges in a long-running legal battle with a now-deceased media mogul, Leo Kirch. Fitschen and the other defendants have denied any wrongdoing.Deutsche Bank also recently announced a reorganization that will involve spinning off its Postbank branches in Germany, closing offices in some countries and eliminating less-profitable business at its investment banking division.With that strategy in place, “which puts the bank’s future on a strong track, it is right for the bank and for me to have new leadership at this time,” Jain said in a statement.Jain has been with Deutsche Bank for 20 years and headed its investment banking unit before becoming co-CEO.Supervisory board chairman Paul Achleitner said “without his efforts, our bank today would not have achieved or sustained its global leadership.” He said the co-CEOs’ decision to depart early “demonstrates impressively their attitude of putting the bank’s interests ahead of their own.”Achleitner added that Cryan “knows the bank well, and we are convinced that he is the right person at the right time.” Comments   Share   center_img Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Sponsored Stories BERLIN (AP) — Anshu Jain and Juergen Fitschen will step down early as co-CEOs of Deutsche Bank, which has struggled with legal issues and disappointing profits.They will be replaced by John Cryan, a British member of the company’s supervisory board who has worked for Switzerland’s UBS in the past, the bank said Sunday.Jain and Fitschen became joint chief executives of Germany’s biggest bank in 2012, succeeding Josef Ackermann, and had contracts running through March 2017. Top holiday drink recipeslast_img read more

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first_img by Mark Kennedy, The Associated Press Posted Jun 19, 2018 10:01 am PDT Last Updated Jun 19, 2018 at 1:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – Country music icon Willie Nelson has extended an offer to meet President Donald Trump at one of the detention centres at the U.S.-Mexico border to better understand what’s happening, the latest attempt by a celebrity hoping to end the administration’s policy of separating families at border crossings.John Legend and his wife, Chrissy Teigen, have donated and raised $1 million to the American Civil Liberties Union. Ellen DeGeneres tweeted a link to groups fighting the policy. And Kate Walsh has pleaded with critics to call their senators and demand a change.The separations stem from a policy that turns all cases of people trying to enter the country illegally over for criminal prosecution. Trump has defended the policy, which has taken nearly 2,000 immigrant children away from their parents.Stars like Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Alyssa Milano, Mark Hamill, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Judd Apatow, Kumail Nanjiani, Piper Perabo and Common have denounced the policy. Oprah Winfrey wrote to her 42.7 million followers: “Babies torn from their parents. Can’t stand it!”The appeals from celebrities come a few weeks after reality TV star Kim Kardashian West visited the White House to press her case to pardon a woman serving a life sentence for drug offences. Trump later did.A new avenue opened when “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane and then Apatow called on Fox TV show creators and stars to speak out against Fox News’ coverage of the border issue, which has tended to be supportive of Trump’s stance.“Modern Family” co-creator Steve Levitan also weighed in, saying he was “disgusted to work at a company that has anything whatsoever to do with” Fox News. Filmmaker and writer Paul Feig wrote that he supported Fox’s film and TV divisions but “cannot condone the support their news division promotes toward the immoral and abusive policies and actions taken by the current administration.”Nelson tweeted to the president on Monday, asking him to join him in a visit to the centres “to better understand what’s happening there.” Nelson’s publicist confirmed that the tweet came from the 85-year-old country singer, which was posted on his wife Annie’s Twitter account.In a statement last week to Rolling Stone, Nelson was even more critical, saying, “Christians everywhere should be up in arms.” He cited lyrics from the song “Living in the Promiseland” from his 1986 album, “The Promiseland.”Jennifer Nettles, another country artist, weighed in Tuesday, writing on Twitter: “Speaking of borders, I do believe loving people know that regardless of politics, there are some lines you do not cross. Protecting children seems to be one we can all agree on.”Tony- and Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright Tony Kushner added his voice to the effort, calling the policy “monstrous” and saying he is “shocked” to find America implementing it.“I could never have imagined a moment when the federal government is involved in putting children in cages, separating them from their families, and really engaging in human rights violations of a criminal nature,” Kushner told The Associated Press on Monday night.___Associated Press writer John Carucci contributed to this report.___Mark Kennedy is at http://twitter.com/KennedyTwits The list of celebrities upset by US border policy growscenter_img This combination photo shows, from left, country singer Jennifer Nettles, media mogul Oprah Winfrey, playwright and singer John Legend, who are among some of the celebrities speaking out about the U.S. administration’s policy of separating families at border crossings. (AP Photo) last_img read more

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