He added: “The ISSA/FLOW Super Cup is intended to benchmark what excellence looks like and so we express our thanks to the members of corporate Jamaica, ISSA and other stakeholders who have embraced the vision and are working in the background to move the sport forward.” Dr Walton Small, the president of ISSA, commended the FLOW team and the many other sponsors for the significant investment and the planned improvements to the 2017 season, which will guarantee an engaging and exciting competition. “FLOW’s investment extends far beyond cash as their guidance in how to structure and market the product is immeasurable,” said Small. Meanwhile, FLOW’S sponsorship and events manager, Stephen Miller, said every effort is being made to ensure smooth access to tickets and venues. Tickets will go on sale on November 8, at FLOW Carlton store on Half-Way Tree Road in Kingston and the FLOW Store Fairview in Montego Bay. Tickets for the Sabina Park are $500 for entry to both the George Headley and North Stand, while in Montego Bay, tickets are priced at 500 for bleachers and $1000 for grandstand. The ISSA/FLOW Super Cup final will take place on November 25. MOVING SPORT FORWARD The selection of an All-Star team will be one of the highlights of the three-week ISSA/FLOW Super Cup tournament which kicks off on November 10. Details of the 2017 competition were revealed during an online press conference yesterday. The All-Star team will participate in a full day training session with coaches from world famous English Premier League giants Manchester United. This session will be held with the view of developing their skills while giving the players a taste of a professional training environment. This year’s competition will see the top eight schoolboy football teams (down from last year’s 16) competing over three weekends. The top four teams from the ISSA/FLOW Walker Cup corporate area competition will face off against the top four rural area-based ISSA/FLOW Ben-Francis semi-finalists for a total prize money of $1.8 million. The winners of the ISSA/FLOW Super Cup will take home $1 million cash for school development. To ensure the highest quality execution, the organisers have also secured the best football venues – the Montego Bay Sports Complex and Sabina Park. Carlo Redwood, vice-president of marketing at FLOW, said his organisation is committed to helping with the development of the sport. “Our continued aim is to help boost the marketability of the local football product,” said Redwood. “As we all know, it takes cash to care, and development requires funding. Increased investment must be a key priority both at the school and community level, as well as through the national competitions organised by ISSA,” Redwood said.
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160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Cindy Sheehan will sell her war protest site near President George W. Bush’s ranch to a California radio talk show host, who will preserve it as a peace memorial and keep it open to protesters. Sheehan, who announced on Memorial Day that she was stepping down as the face of the anti-war movement, will sell the 5-acre site in Crawford for $87,000 to Bree Walker, Sheehan spokeswoman Tiffany Burns said. “I’m going to have native prairie grasses planted on the plot and create some kind of peace memorial that can include the names of fallen soldiers and injured soldiers,” said Walker, who describes herself as “progressive.” Walker, a former TV news anchorwoman who hosts a weekend talk show on KTLK-AM in Los Angeles, planned to formally turn over a check for the property to Sheehan during her Saturday broadcast. – Associated Press
Liverpool have secured the signing of Benfica winger Lazar Markovic, who has penned a ‘long-term’ contract with the Merseyside outfit.The Serbia starlet completed his medical on Tuesday evening and arrives at Anfield in a reported £20million deal, which was confirmed by the Lisbon-based side earlier on Tuesday afternoon.Versatile forward Markovic joined Benfica from Serbian giants Partizan Belgrade last summer and helped the side to the Portuguese treble in his debut season, netting six goals in 26 appearances.The 20-year-old becomes Liverpool’s fourth summer signing, having already landed Southampton duo Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert and Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Emre Can.It takes the Premier League side’s summer spending close to £70million, as manager Brendan Rodgers looks to strengthen his squad following the big-money departure of star striker Luis Suarez.Having tasted so much success during his short stint in Lisbon, Markovic is very much looking to continue his silverware hot streak with Liverpool, who finished second in the top-flight last term.He told the club’s official website: “I am very happy that I have joined such a great club.“I watched every Liverpool game last season and they played absolutely superb.“The Premier League is the strongest league in the world, it is a shame they did not win the title – but I hope we will win it this season.“I went to Partizan and won the title. I went to Benfica and won the title. Now I have joined Liverpool and want to win the title, 100 per cent.“And I have already played in the Champions League with Benfica. It is superb that Liverpool are in it and I hope we will go far this year.”Reds boss Rodgers added: “This is an exciting signing for us and one that improves our squad, in terms of attacking options, for the coming season.“He was hugely impressive for Benfica last season and has proved he has the ability to produce the goods in European competition as well, which will be important for us.“Lazar is flexible to play a number of positions, but I like the way he attacks games and is always positive and looking to make something happen. He will fit in with the way we play at Liverpool.“Getting him at such a young age is also very pleasing for us, because we will be able to work with him to develop his talent within our group and improve him even further.“He is the sort of character who is hungry to get better and progress; this is what we look for in players.” 1 New Liverpool signing Lazar Markovic
“We’re at an impasse,” he said. “We’re working outside of a contract. When we will go back to negotiating, I have no idea.” Attorney Richard Kreisler, hired to negotiate with the union, said the 81-member association has not filed a written notice of impasse or asked to meet with the city administrator, steps required by the city to declare formal impasse. Because they are law enforcement, no strike is eminent. “That the POA has rejected the last city offer is accurate,” he said. Since the last contract expired in December 2006, the city and the association have failed to reach an agreement, Weast said. “We were looking to get our medical benefits increased, and our salary increased to be comparable to other (cities’ departments),” he said. MONTEBELLO – For the first time in its 60-year history, the Montebello Police Officers Association is working without a contract, the union’s president said Wednesday. While the association claims to be at an impasse with the city, Montebello officials said negotiations are ongoing and no impasse has been declared. “We’re in negotiations,” said Randy Narramore, interim city administrator. “They have not officially declared an impasse with us.” Dan Weast, MPOA president, said the opposite. Weast said the city offered the officers a $5,000 “retention incentive” – a one-time payment for 2007 – and a chance to go back to negotiating the next year, terms the MPOA rejected. Narramore declined to discuss details of the negotiation process because “we’re still bargaining with them. The rules are, we keep negotiations private,” he said. Weast said Montebello police officers want to be paid comparably with other cities. “Going another year without a salary increase puts us that much more behind,” he said. “We’re going to pursue getting a good contract,” added Michael Bergman, MPOA board member. Kreisler said the city’s offer took “good steps” in offering the $5,000. “The city has offered to spend over $400,000 in the 2007-2008 fiscal year,” he said. “That’s equivalent to about a 7.5 percent pay raise (for the officers).” He said the city made a good-faith proposal, despite having serious financial issues. “The POA should be focused on the overall financial situation in the city,” he said. “Every time you give a pay raise to a group as large as the POA, there is a dramatic impact on the city.” MPOA members said the current salaries could negatively affect the quality of the department. If salaries are not competitive with neighboring police departments, Bergman said, Montebello will only attract lower-caliber candidates. “Over a period of several years, if your salary will only attract the lower end, it will reflect on an organization’s ability to serve people,” he said. Bill Molinari, Montebello City Councilman, concurred that negotiations are ongoing. He said the matter is still under closed session. “The council is precluded from discussing closed-session matters until they’re concluded,” he said. “Once we resolve the issue we’ll be happy to comment on it.” Narramore was mad the MPOA had gone to the press and said that while the association declared an impasse two weeks ago, it had since come back to the table. “I want to keep it very professional,” he said. firstname.lastname@example.org (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
SANTA FE SPRINGS – For almost 20 years, the Santa Fe Springs Chamber of Commerce has helped guide students in their academic and personal lives through its mentor program. It has been very popular among businessmen and women hoping to influence future generations of local high school students by spending a school year together. Mentors serve as role models, assist students in planning for their futures, visit colleges and more, said Renee White-Stoeckle, mentor chairwoman. “It’s a great opportunity for our business leaders to be a part of the future,” she said. “Some of the students have difficult circumstances in the home,” White-Stoeckle said. “The mentors can be a person the student goes to for advice or just to express their feelings.” Marilyn Smith, 68, has been a mentor for 11 years, and she has forged some lasting relationships with the young women she’s helped. “It’s been a benefit for me, even more than the students, in some cases,” she said. “I get to see them blossom into young adults and watch those I’ve kept in touch with move on to successful lives.” Smith, who is retired, is mentoring Ashley Guerino, 17, of Santa Fe High School this year. “I don’t know what to expect from the program, but I hope we can build a good relationship,” Guerino said. She plans to attend Cal State Long Beach and become a pediatrician. Carlos Escobar, 16, also from Santa Fe High, is hoping to learn about how to run a business from his mentor, Whittier attorney Leighton Anderson, 54, a member of the Board of Trustees for the Whittier Union High School District. “I want to be another person, other than a parent or teacher, to encourage students to attend college,” Anderson said. “I can be an example of how a college education is important to a successful career.” For information on the program call (562) 946-3976. email@example.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonIn particular, they serve as an example of the benefit of a college education. “The number of parents with a college education is relatively small,” White-Stoeckle said. “We want them to interact with a professional with a college degree, so they know it’s a possibility for them to do the same thing.” This year’s program, which began in September and runs through June, has 75 students and 50 mentors. A few of the mentors have two students. The program not only fosters an academic and professionally minded relationship, but sometimes a more personal one.
David Ospina in action for Arsenal 1 Trabzonspor are the latest club to be linked with a move for Arsenal’s unhappy goalkeeper David Ospina.The Colombia international is reportedly annoyed by his lack of game time at the Emirates, with Petr Cech the Gunners’ No.1 for most of the campaign to date.And this has fuelled speculation over his long-term future at the north Londoners with European clubs beginning to take notice of the 28-year-old’s desire to move on.As talkSPORT told you last month, Fenerbahce are keen on Ospina but now, according to reports in Turkey, Super Lig rivals Trabzonspor are also said to be interested.They are hopeful of agreeing a loan move for him with the option of a permanent switch to be included within the deal.While Cech remains Arsenal’s first-choice stopper, speculation over Ospina’s future will only intensify heading into the summer window.
“There is a real excitement following the end to the season and with Neil coming in, and I’m looking forward to getting started again.“The fans have been brilliant with me throughout my time here, and it’s great to see so many signed up for next season already.“I’m now determined to build on our success from last season and get Hibs back to the Premiership.” Paul Hanlon has targeted promotion to the Scottish Premiership after signing a new three-year deal with Hibernian. The central defender attracted interest from Aberdeen but he has chosen to commit his future to the Easter Road side.Hanlon, 26, made 44 appearances last term and helped the capital club lift the Scottish Cup for the first time since 1902.He told the club’s website: “I’m delighted to extend my stay for another three seasons.
Kentucky legislation containing important corporate and personal income tax provisions became law without Gov. Matt Bevin’s signature. The law reenacts most of the changes enacted by the tax reform legislation (H.B. 366). However, the law also makes other noteworthy changes that:require combined reporting by unitary business groups;establish an IRC §199A addback adjustment;maintain a 3-factor apportionment formula for telecommunications companies;reduce the suspension period for venture capital and angel investment credits;establish new statewide caps for those credits;restore certain repealed credits;extend the deadline for submitting a copy of a final federal income tax audit; andimpose new electronic filing requirements on certain taxpayers.Highlights of Reenacted Tax Reform ProvisionsHighlights of reenacted tax reform provisions include:updating the IRC conformity date for computing tax liability from December 31, 2015 to December 31, 2017;replacing graduated tax rates with a flat 5% rate for both corporations and individuals;requiring most taxpayers to use a single receipts factor apportionment formula;making most taxpayers apply market-based sourcing rules for apportioning receipts from services and intangibles.IRC §199 Addback AdjustmentIRC §199A allows taxpayers, other than corporations, a deduction for up to 20% of domestic qualified business income from:partnerships;S corporations; orsole proprietorships.The deduction was enacted by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (P.L. 115-97).Effective for tax years after 2017, individuals who claim the IRC §199A deduction must include the amount of their deduction in their Kentucky adjusted gross income.Apportionment Rules for Telecommunications CompaniesKentucky continues to apply a 3-factor apportionment formula to telecommunications companies for tax years after 2017. The formula applies to providers of:communications services;cable services; andinternet access.The formula consists of:a property factor (25%);a payroll factor (25%); anda double-weighted sales factor (50%).Telecommunications companies must also continue to use the income-producing activity and costs of performance rules for apportioning sales from other than tangible personal property. Under these rules, sales must be sourced to Kentucky if the activity is performed:entirely in Kentucky; orboth in and outside the state and a greater part of the activity is performed in Kentucky than in any other state.KIFA and Angel Investor CreditsEffective for tax years beginning after 2018 and before 2021, Kentucky suspends approval for credits under the:Kentucky Investment Fund Act (KIFA) andangel investment program.The tax reform legislation previously suspended those credits for 4 years.Effective for tax years beginning after 2020, the statewide cap on the KIFA and angel investor credits is reduced from $40 million to $3 million each year.KIRA, KJRA, and IEIA CreditsThe law restores tax credits awarded under the:Kentucky Industrial Revitalization Act (KIRA);Kentucky Jobs Retention Act (KJRA); andIncentives for Energy Independence Act (IEIA).The tax reform legislation repealed both the KJRA and IEIA credits. It also suspended the KIRA credit for the same 4 year period as the KIFA and angel investor credits.Federal Audit ChangesThe deadline for submitting a copy of a final federal audit determination to the Kentucky Department of Revenue is extended from 30 days to 180 days after conclusion of the audit.The tax reform legislation previously extended the deadline from 30 days to 90 days after conclusion of the audit.Electronic FilingCorporations and pass-through entities that report $1 million or more in federal gross receipts for the tax year must file Kentucky income and limited liability entity tax returns electronically. In addition, the electronic filing threshold for employers who issue withholding statements is reduced from 100 to 25 statements annually.Ch. 207 (H.B. 487), Laws 2018, effective April 26, 2018 and as notedLogin to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.
After Sachin Tendulkar and Rekha, K. Parasaran and Professor Mrinal Miri will be the new nominated members of the Rajya Sabha.Parasaran has been the Solicitor General of India and also the Attorney General of India. Miri is a well known philosopher and educationist and has been the director of the Institute for Advanced Study, Shimla and later Vice Chancellor of North Eastern Hill University.Parasaran and Miri have been recipients of Padma Vibhusan and Padma Bhushan respectively.