Lodging Marketplaces Must Collect Wisconsin Tax

first_imgLodging marketplaces that provide a platform for short-term rentals must register with the Wisconsin Department of Revenue for a license to collect sales and use taxes. This applies to taxes imposed by the state on short-term rentals and also to local room taxes.In addition to applying for the license, a lodging marketplace doing business in Wisconsin has to:register for a seller’s permit;contact each Wisconsin municipality where it makes short-term rentals to see if additional registration is required;collect state sales and use taxes from the occupant and forward them to the department;collect local room taxes from the occupant and forward them to the municipality; andnotify the short-term rental owner that the taxes have been collected and forwarded.The department’s notice is available at https://www.revenue.wi.gov/Pages/TaxPro/news-home.aspx.News for Tax Professionals, Wisconsin Department of Revenue, November 3, 2017Login 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

German Grand Prix cut from 2015 Formula One calendar

first_imgThe German Grand Prix was cut from the 2015 Formula One calendar on Friday after neither of the country’s two circuits was able to make a deal with series promoter Bernie Ecclestone. The World Motor Sport Council said in a statement on Friday that the race was withdrawn because the commercial rights holder “and promoter did not reach agreement.”The German Grand Prix, one of the most historic in the calendar that was first held in 1926, had been set for July 19. The last time the German Grand Prix was scratched from the calendar was in 1955.With the two circuits alternating annually, Nuerburgring was scheduled to stage the race, but because it has financial problems, Hockenheim had been considered a replacement. The failure to reach a deal means there will now be 19 races this season instead of 20, with a three-week interval between the British Grand Prix on July 5 and the Hungarian race on July 26.The German race has been losing spectators steadily since the days of seven-time champion Michael Schumacher, even though Germany is home to Mercedes, the car maker behind the top team last season, and driver Nico Rosberg. Four-time champion Sebastian Vettel, who now drives for Ferrari, is also German.Nuerburgring circuit spokesman Pietro Nuvolini said earlier that there was still no agreement with Ecclestone while Hockenheim officials announced that the facility would be unable to organize the race within the time remaining.Nuerburgring officials had been asking Ecclestone to take a cut in his fee for staging the race. The fee is reportedly $15 million. Mercedes had offered a “significant” amount to Hockenheim to help in saving the race but the offer was not taken, according to the German constructor.advertisementlast_img read more

India will win World T20 at home but beware of West Indies: Brian Lara

first_imgBatting legend Brian Lara has tipped India to win the ICC World Twenty20 but says the West Indies can be a threat if they can avoid the inconsistency that has plagued them in the past.While the West Indies will be packed with all their international stars after selecting a strong squad last week, Lara said India would enter the tournament with the edge because of home advantage.”I think India will win in home conditions,” the former Test captain said following an outing at the Abu Dhabi Invitational golf pro-am here yesterday.”Their players know the pitches and they’re playing good cricket against the best teams in the world at present in that version of the game. I would definitely give them top billing.””But I must talk about the West Indies. I hope they can pick the best possible team because if they do, every other nation will be worried,” he added.The West Indies have selected the core of the side which stunned hosts Sri Lanka in the final of the 2012 World Twenty20 at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.The squad will be led again by all-rounder Darren Sammy and includes the likes of global superstar Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard and Andre Russell – all familiar faces in the major T20 leagues across the world.Lara believes once the side can gel and play consistent cricket, they would be genuine contenders at the March 8 to April 3 tournament.”Chris Gayle, Darren Bravo or Kieron Pollard, all these guys when they come together, there’s a certain chemistry. I can tell they want to be together and pull together,” the 46-year-old pointed out.advertisement”But on occasions, we know the West Indies can be very inconsistent. We can still have the best players and be out in the first round. You never know with the West Indies.”The West Indies have been drawn in Group 1 alongside England, South Africa and Sri Lanka, along with a yet-to-be-determined qualifier.They will undergo a preparation camp in Dubai later this month before flying to Kolkata for the two official warm-ups against Australia and India.last_img read more

Westwood beat Garcia in thrilling Hero Challenge shoot-out

first_imgNewcastle, Sep 27 (PTI) Lee Westwood got off to a flying start for the week with a superb win in the one-hole Hero Knock Out Challenge in front of an highly enthusiastic crowd at the Close House Golf course.Westwood, who like the seven others in the eight-man field, was playing in the one-hole knock-out Hero Challenge for the first time, beat Sergio Garcia in a shoot-out in the final, after eliminating Ross Fisher and Bernd Wiesberger in a similar fashion in earlier rounds.Pawan Munjal, Chairman, CEO and Managing Director of the Hero MotoCorp, who first brought this format into the game last year, gave away the prizes.Staged under arc lights at a specially constructed Par-3 on the 18th at the lovely course, the Hero Challenge was watched by more than 4,000 fans that packed the grandstand.This was the third segment of the Hero Challenge, which made its debut at the British Masters last year and was then held before the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open in July. The third Hero Challenge, and the fourth overall, will be held in Dubai at the DP World Tour Championships in November.Westwood said:”Its a great way to kick off the tournament. Its different and I really enjoyed it. I didnt expect to win, I have to admit, but it is a great start to the week and it was good fun playing against Sergio in the final. ?The crowd really got behind it. They were brilliant. You wouldn?t expect anything else from a Newcastle crowd at a sporting event though – they?re always good.”advertisementThe 2017 Masters champion, Garcia, who earlier said that the game needed new formats to attract young crowds, was thrilled to reach the final.He said:”The Hero Challenge is a great idea to bring in new audiences to the game. When I was growing up, there were not so many choices for sport for us, but now there are so many choices. The European Tour and the sponsors have brought in a great idea.”In the opening match, Garcia beat his senior Spanish rival, the highly entertaining Miguel Angel Jimenez, while Bernd Wiesberger beat the 2016 Masters champion Danny Willett with a hole out in a sudden-death after both parred the hole.On the other side of the draw, Westwood beat fellow Englishman Ross Fisher in a shoot out, while two-time Major winner Martin Kaymer did likewise against young Mathew Fitzpatrick, who is the 2015 British Masters winner.In the semi-finals, Garcia got past Wiesberger and Westwood beat Kaymer. Into the final, Westwood came through in a shoot-out beating Garcia, as both players waved out and sent the fans into a frenzy.The Hero Challenge will be played for a third time in 2017 ? and fourth overall ? at the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai at Jumeirah Golf Estates in November.Hero Challenge Results:Round 1: Match 1: Sergio Garcia beat Miguel Ángel Jiménez; Match 2: Bernd Wiesberger beat Danny Willett; Match 3: Lee Westwood beat Ross Fisher; Match 4: Martin Kaymer beat Matthew FitzpatrickSemi-Finals: Garcia beat Wiesberger; Westwood beat Kaymer; Final: Westwood beat Garcia. PTI CORR KHS KHSlast_img read more

IPL 2018: Chennai Super Kings’ road to the final

first_imgChennai Super Kings returned to the Indian Premier League with a bang by reaching the final for a record 7th time in 9 seasons.CSK were back after completing their two-season suspension and they played like a champion team. CSK along with Rajasthan Royals were handed two-season suspensions by the Supreme Court-appointed Justice RM Lodha Committee in 2015 for betting and spot-fixing scam that rocked Indian cricket in 2013.CSK did not play in the championship in 2016 and 2017 due to their ban.Chennai were pre-tournament favourites and they have lived up to their billing with their performance so far in the tournament.Also read – MS Dhoni exudes calm ahead of CSK’s 7th IPL finalCSK retained their skipper MS Dhoni, batsman Suresh Raina and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and bought back Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis and Murali Vijay at the auction in January. IPL 2018: CSK managed to maintain their core set of players despite making a comeback to the tournament after two years. (Photo: BCCI)Stephen Fleming was also back as coach after spending two years with Rising Pune Supergiant, who finished 7th in their debut season in 2016 and ended as runners-up in 2017.CSK have won the IPL title twice and are the only side to have defended their title when they did it in 2011. Only Mumbai Indians have won three titles while Kolkata Knight Riders have won the championship twice. Rajasthan Royals (2008), Deccan Chargers (2009), Sunrisers Hyderabad (2016) have lifted the trophy once each.CSK have also reached at least the top-four in every season they have been part of.advertisementThis season, Chennai won 9 of their 14 matches to finish second with 18 points in the league stage. They defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad in the first qualifier to reach the final.In the summit clash on Sunday, CSK will take on Sunrisers Hyderabad who beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 13 runs in the Qualifier 2 in Kolkata on Friday.It will also be their fourth clash with SRH this season with CSK winning all three previous encounters.Here’s how Chennai Super Kings fared so far in IPL 2018:Qualifier 1Chennai Super Kings beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 2 wickets in MumbaiLeague StageChennai Super Kings beat Kings XI Punjab by 5 wickets in PuneChennai Super Kings lose to Delhi Daredevils by 34 runs in DelhiChennai Super Kings beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 8 wickets in PuneChennai Super Kings lose to Rajasthan Royals by 4 wickets in JaipurChennai Super Kings beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 6 wickets in PuneChennai Super Kings lose to Kolkata Knight Riders by 6 wickets in KolkataChennai Super Kings beat Delhi Daredevils by 13 runs in PuneChennai Super Kings lose to Mumbai Indians by 8 wickets in PuneChennai Super Kings beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by by 5 wickets in BengaluruChennai Super Kings beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 4 runs in HyderabadChennai Super Kings beat Rajasthan Royals by 64 runs in PuneChennai Super Kings lose to Kings XI Punjab by 4 runs in MohaliChennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 5 wickets in ChennaiChennai Super Kings beat Mumbai Indians by 1 wicket in Mumbailast_img read more

Bear and Deer Hunting Seasons Begin Today

first_imgHunters are reminded to obey new regulations with the beginning of hunting season today, Sept. 9. They came into effect in June. “Hunting is an important part of our heritage that many Nova Scotians want to maintain,” said Natural Resources deputy minister Duff Montgomerie. “The new regulations encourage hunting and promote sustainability.” Hunters must purchase a Wildlife Habitat Stamp for $5 at any Natural Resources office, along with the appropriate stamps required, depending on the type of game and weapon. Today is the opening day for bear hunting and is also the first day of deer season for some hunters. Those holding an archery and muzzleloader licence can hunt deer beginning today but only with bows until Sept. 23, when crossbows and muzzleloaders can also be used. Starting on Oct. 25, hunters holding a general deer hunting licence can use rifles. The bear and the general deer hunting seasons end on Dec. 7. Anyone holding an archery and muzzleloader licence can hunt deer until Dec. 14. A special deer hunting season for youth, aged 16 or 17 years, takes place between Oct. 11 and Oct. 19. This provides an opportunity for young hunters to gain experience and learn to hunt safely. They must hold a deer hunting licence and be accompanied by an adult who is a licensed hunter. More information about hunting in Nova Scotia and the new hunting regulations are available at novascotia.ca/natr/hunt/last_img read more

Hussain directs officers to normalize supply of onions

first_imgNEW DELHI: Food & Civil Supplies Minister Imran Hussain on Tuesday reviewed the issue of retail prices of onions in Delhi with Commissioner, Food and Civil Supplies, senior officers of Food and Civil Supplies Department, APMC and Mother Dairy/Safal.In the meeting, officers of APMC informed that due to floods in Maharashtra, regular supplies of onions from Nashik were disrupted for few days for which the concerned officers have been instructed to normalize the supply of onions in abundance. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderIt was further informed that the supplies of onion to Delhi have since increased from Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh etc. Officers of Mother Dairy/Safal Outlets informed that NAFED has sufficient stock of onion, and supplies in the retail market by Mother Dairy/Safal have been increased so that the retail prices of onion may not increase. The officers informed that the retail prices of onions in Delhi are not likely to increase further in view of sufficient supplies and stored stocks. Hussain, however, directed the APMC to hold meetings with Onion Merchants/Associations to ensure that onion retail prices are under control. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsThe Minister also directed Food & Supplies Department and APMC to take effective enforcement action against hoarding activities, possible cartelization and black-marketing etc. He directed to send the Enforcement Teams to the various markets and godowns for checking such activities, if any. The officers were also directed to send daily inspection reports for the perusal of the Minister. Hussain directed Commissioner, Food and Civil Supplies to convene regular meetings with stakeholder departments/agencies to ensure that prices of onion and other commodities are stable and under control.last_img read more

BC OGC issues order to Coastal GasLink following an investigation regarding archaeological

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The B.C. Oil & Gas Commission has issued an order to Coastal GasLink after an investigation determined the company carried out cutting without having an archaeological impact assessment completed.Some of the requests within the order, from the OGC, include that Coastal GasLink submits a post-impact archaeological assessment for review by the Commission of a portion of Section 8 right of way by October 11, 2019, and that they must submit records indicating the implementation of the Pre-Construction Compliance Assurance Process and Procedure on the specific area by October 25, 2019.In August, Coastal GasLink said construction began in a number of places before archaeological assessments were complete. The company said an internal audit found there were two areas along the right of way east of Kitimat where land was cleared before archaeological impact assessments occurred.The Coastal GasLink pipeline inspired global protests when hereditary chiefs of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation said it had no authority without their consent.The company said it had signed agreements with all 20 elected First Nations along the 670-kilometre route to LNG Canada’s export terminal on the coast in Kitimat, including the Wet’suwet’en council.Coastal GasLink does have the opportunity to appeal this order to the Oil and Gas Appeal Tribunal.last_img read more

Do celebs make good politicians

first_imgStar power adds the glamour element to the heat, dust, and grime of political campaigns. This election too, we won’t just see star campaigners but even celebs who have picked up the political cudgels. Soothing to the eyes, yes, but one often wonders if celebrityhood can and should be the only criterion for some of the candidates in the election fray? Celebrity entrants to political parties just ahead of elections is not new. Earlier, we witnessed well-known actors and sportspersons simply lending their star power to a candidate. Today, that candidate can very well be a young actor or a cricketer. But it is a varied mix. Outspoken social media supporters such as cricketer Gautam Gambhir joined BJP and is likely to fight from a Delhi seat. At the same time, you have actors such as Shatrughan Sinha and Hema Malini seeking re-election while Jaya Prada has switched party colours to don BJP’s saffron to fight polls from Uttar Pradesh’s Rampur. West Bengal will see Babul Supriyo, Moon Moon Sen, and newbies Nusrat Jahan and Mimi Chakraborty battling for votes. There are also Prakash Raj, Urmila Matondkar, Nikhil Gowda, Pawan Kalyan, Shilpa Shinde, and Arshi Khan, trying their luck in the political arena. Also Read – A special kind of bondOut of this mixed list of celebrities, only a chosen few have exhibited an active interest in politics. They have been vociferous about their views and where they stand on the political spectrum. The rest, like dutiful children, are all being paradropped to exude charm and attract votes. I was watching a rather painful news story with dream girl Hema Malini. Painful because the BJP MP while looking stunning didn’t seem to have any meat in her rhetoric at all. Whenever she was asked about what work she had done in her constituency of Mathura, the actor kept saying that she has done a lot of work but just can’t remember it at the moment. Err! Really? Also Read – Insider threat managementAs a reporter who has actively covered state and general elections, I have witnessed how candidates have nurtured their constituency over years. While covering the campaign trail it is fairly easy for people like us to discern the once-in-a-blue-moon visitor from the serious politician who has an undeniable connect with people. This bond with the voter doesn’t happen overnight. Sure, people will throng the streets to catch a glimpse of cine stars, but a true leader would have built his connect over a longer period of time with experience and love for the masses. Of the celebrity MPs who have already been in Parliament, save a few, most have been playing ‘outstanding’ roles i.e. they have seldom stepped inside the Parliament! Their attendance is poor, they barely raise questions, and more often than not, leave their MPLADS (Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme) funds under-utilised. Former Rajya Sabha MPs such as Sachin Tendulkar and Rekha have historically abysmal attendance records – Tendulkar with 7.3 per cent attendance while Rekha had just 4.5 per cent! It is important to remember that these celebrity MPs get paid a generous sum by the Government of India to carry out their duties. They are meant to represent their people in Parliament and actively strive towards the development and progress of their constituency. But with most celeb MPs playing truant from Parliament and their constituencies, busy with film shoots, shows, brand endorsements, and cricket matches, one wonders if fame is enough to even allow these fair-weather entrants to contest. Should there be a clause set by the Election Commission of India to allow only serious political workers to fight polls? And what of the hardworking party worker who has lost his chance to fight elections outdone by glitz and glamour? Politics is no child’s play; it requires sincerity, hard work, and dedication. My only wish is that this year’s winning celebrity candidates showcase their seriousness about serving the people. Otherwise, there will be more ‘missing MP’ posters doing the rounds like in the case of Navjot Singh Sindhu in 2013. (The writer is a journalist and media entrepreneur. The views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more

DR of Congo UN food drops reach some but many more missing

Although United Nations-sponsored airdrops into the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) violence-wracked Katanga province have provided enough food for some 34,700 displaced people, a severe lack of funds is preventing a quarter of a million others from being reached, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) reported today.“We are very pleased to announce the success of this first airdrop into DRC,” WFP Country Director Felix Bamezon said of the operation, which began in April and is the agency’s first food airdrop outside Sudan in eight years. “But we are not content with what has been achieved. We need to reach many more people in the next few months, particularly in North Kivu (province),” he added of the latest crises, in which an estimated 220,000 people have been uprooted by fighting between the Government and Mai Mai rebels in Katanga and another 80,000 displaced in North Kivu Province.With just three months left of its overall two-and-a-half year Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation in the DRC, WFP still has a critical 36 per cent shortfall, or $69 million of the $191 million needed to help up to 1.6 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) and other vulnerable people throughout the vast country.This leaves very little funding to assist the IDPs in Katanga or in North Kivu, where WFP was forced to cut rations during the last distribution due to the shortfall. Although expensive, WFP chose airdrops in south-eastern Katanga province because the rainy season, rising overland transport costs and insecurity have made it difficult to use roads. Food trucks were taking up to eight weeks to reach distribution sites from Katanga’s provincial capital of Lubumbashi. To feed people who have fled to the towns of Dubie, Sampwe and Mitwaba, an Antonov-12 aircraft has spent just over three weeks dropping 336 metric tonnes of commodities, at nearly twice the cost of road transport. “Our village was totally destroyed by armed men. I feed my child with what I have – some cassava – but I am really happy that aid has arrived,” Claudine Kambemba said in Sampwe after seeing food airdropped not far from her camp. WFP’s partner non-governmental organization (NGO) last week completed distributing cereals, lentils, oil and salt to more than 8,750 people in Sampwe. Distributions of air dropped food are taking place in the next few days for 9,980 people in Mitwaba and 16,000 people in Dubie. read more

Ban deplores blast in Beirut suburb urges all Lebanese to remain united

At least 14 people have reportedly been killed and another 200 wounded by the blast that targeted the Rouweiss neighbourhood.Mr. Ban, in a statement issued by his spokesperson, expressed his condolences for those killed and extended his deep sympathies to those injured. “Such acts of violence are completely unacceptable and only reinforce the determination of the international community to continue supporting Lebanon’s security and stability at a time of severe regional turbulence,” said the statement. “During this period of heightened tensions, the Secretary-General urges all Lebanese to remain united, to rally around their State institutions and to focus on safeguarding Lebanon’s security and stability. “He hopes that the perpetrators will be brought to justice as soon as possible.” read more

Army service to be shortened to nine months

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Greek government is proposing a reduction in the mandatory length of military service for young men in the Greek Army by three months, so that it lasts nine months in total, according to Greek Defence Minister, Evangelos Meimarakis. Meimarakis said the measure would go into effect for all those presenting themselves in August, while there would also be a shorter reductions for those that presented themselves for military service within 2009. Specifically, those who began their national military service last February will serve 11 months in total, while those that began in May will serve 10 months.Previously, the length of mandatory military service had been exactly one year.The minister also clarified that once the duration of national service in the Army was reduced to nine months, all conscripts will be posted in regional areas outside the capital.The length of military service in the Greek Navy and Air Force will continue to be one year, while Meimarakis said he was in favour of eventually phasing out the use of conscripts in the navy and air force in favour of professional troops.The minister said the reduction in military service was made possible by an increase in the number of professional troops, the use of information technology, the new layout of army bases and the gradual progress in setting up electronic security systems to guard military facilities.last_img read more

ASA Welcomes USDA Announcement on Plant Breeding Innovations

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) registered strong support of a recent announcement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that it has no plans to regulate plants that could be developed through traditional breeding techniques, including genome editing. ASA President John Heisdorffer, a farmer from Keota, Iowa, issued the following statement on Tuesday:“ASA commends Secretary Perdue and USDA for their decision to clarify that plant breeding innovations will be treated in a similar manner as plants developed through traditional breeding methods. This science-based approach encourages innovation and economic development. Farmers, small agribusinesses, researchers, and others will have the exciting opportunity to pursue new and advanced ways to grow our food, fight plant pests and disease, reduce reliance of fertilizers and other resources, and respond to consumer demands to reduce the impact of agriculture on the environment.“It will also facilitate the development of new and beneficial crop traits by reducing the cost and time required to bring products to the marketplace. This, in turn, will give a boost to continuing efforts to meet the food needs of the world’s growing population, estimated to reach 9.7 billion by 2050.“At the same time, making the regulatory process more predictable for new technologies will require close coordination between APHIS and EPA and FDA, the agencies that share responsibility under the Coordinated Framework for the Regulation of Biotechnology, to prevent any bottlenecks. This decision also will require the federal government to take a lead role in working with other countries to ensure that they adopt science-based regulatory systems that are consistent with that of the U.S. This effort must be a top priority for the administration and pursued without delay to bring about a coherent international regulatory environment in which these gene-edited commodities will not face unnecessary hurdles in the global supply chain.“We appreciate USDA’s role in the regulation of biotechnology and Secretary Perdue’s confirmation that plant breeding innovations, which can be developed through traditional breeding techniques, are separate and distinct in both the science and risk to plant health. By taking this science- and risk-based approach, it allows USDA to focus its time and resources on those plant varieties that actually could pose a risk to plant health.“Consumer interest in how their food is produced continues to evolve, and it is important that we evolve similarly to meet those needs, and that our rules and regulations reflect that trend. ASA stands ready to participate in efforts by the administration to move ahead with this initiative in the coming weeks and months.”last_img read more

Council veteran newcomer seek Camas mayor job

first_imgThe Camas City Council will choose between two widely divergent candidates when it appoints a new mayor Monday night.Council members will interview Camas Mayor Pro Tem Scott Higgins and retired bookkeeper Kim Seaton Thies and then appoint one for a six-month mayoral term. The Camas mayoral seat will be up for grabs again in November’s election.Longtime Camas Mayor Paul Dennis resigned earlier this month after serving more than seven years to head the Camas-Washougal Economic Development Association. The deadline to apply for the mayor’s appointment was Tuesday.Higgins has served as acting mayor since June 1 by virtue of his mayor pro tem designation. He will run for a four-year term as mayor in the fall against Ken Kakuk.Higgins said he expected the council to be thorough in coming to its decision. “It will be a very formal thing,” he said. “We all know each other but I think everybody will be cautious and make sure everything is done by the book.”Thies called her bid “a spur of the moment decision” and admitted she did not know why Dennis vacated his seat.“I don’t know if he resigned. I don’t know if he moved. I don’t know if he got sick or it was any of the above,” she conceded.last_img read more

Herrera Beutler backs defunding Obamacare

first_imgU.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler supports a Republican spending plan that eliminates funding for the 2010 health care reforms Congress and the president approved in 2010, her spokesman said Wednesday.The plan also maintains the across-the-board federal spending cuts, known as the sequester, which went into effect in March.Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, “supports the House’s spending proposal, which would remove funding for the flawed health care law (and) maintain spending at the sequester levels agreed to by both parties,” her spokesman, Casey Bowman, said by email.Although Herrera Beutler supports defunding Obamacare, she said in an interview last week that she disapproves of threatening to shut down the federal government if the proposal doesn’t become law. Congress needs to pass a budget by Sept. 30 to avoid a government shutdown.“I think it’s silly for either side to be posturing and threatening, because we all either win or lose together,” she said during the interview. She added that Congress can’t forget about the debt while raising the nation’s debt ceiling or “let the whole thing shut down and devolve into chaos. We can do this in a reasonable, adultlike fashion.”last_img read more

Sandbag distribution sites in South Florida

first_imgHomestead Sports Complex, at 1601 SE 28th Ave., and Roby George Park, at 201 SW 11th Ave., will distribute at most 10 sandbags per Homestead resident on Thursday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Proof of residency is required.Sweetwater Public Works at 1701 NW 110 Ave.  for those that show proof of residency. Limited to six bags per household.Second location for Miami Beach sandbag distribution at 79th Street & Collins Avenue for residents who provide ID. Open until 7 p.m. or until sand runs out.Broward County:Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. (WSVN) – Below is a list of locations to pick up sandbags in preparation for Hurricane Irma in South Florida. This list will be updated as information becomes available.Miami-Dade County:Public Works Yard at 451 Dade Blvd. in Miami Beach and at 5th Street and Ocean Drive on Thursday. For Miami Beach residents with ID. Ten bags allotted per family.North Miami Motor Pool at 1855 NE 142nd St. on from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. while supplies last. For North Miami residents. Six bags per resident.Adonel Concrete at 2101 NW 110th Ave. in Sweetwater Thursday and Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Bring your own bags to fill sand.For residents that bring their own sandbags and shovels beginning on Thursday at 8:30 a.m., sand will be available at these locations in District 9:Goulds Park at 11350 SW 216th St.Country Star/Cambridge Estates at 28350 SW 136th PlaceLas Palmas at Krome Avenue and 200th StreetSouth Miami Heights/Oak Park (Roberta Hunter Park) at Southwest 117th Avenue and Southwest 208th StreetSerena Lakes Park at 13965 SW 180th StreetEureka Villas Park at 14301 SW 180th Terracelast_img read more

Dont bother looking for hardware from todays Apple event but here are

first_imgA clean slate for services and streamingPutting out all this hardware the week before an Apple event means the company had a clean slate to approach its service and subscription announcements at the March 25 event. Amid Apple News Plus, Apple TV Plus and Apple Arcade, the closest thing to new hardware was the titanium physical version of the new Apple credit card.  26 Photos reading • Don’t bother looking for hardware from today’s Apple event, but here are the iPad, iMac and AirPod updates you missed last week Tags Aug 30 • iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11R and 11 Max: Price, specs and features we expect on Sept. 10 Apple Event Aug 26 • Every Apple TV Plus show announced so far Apple Event Share your voice • Aug 29 • New iPhones, Apple Watch and more: Apple’s September event previewcenter_img More from the Apple event Post a comment See All Aug 30 • Apple will launch iPhone 11 on Sept. 10 in Cupertino Everything Apple announced It’s showtime for Apple’s streaming service See all our Apple event coverage Celebrities show off their new series on Apple TV Plus With all the talk about Apple News Plus, Apple Card, Apple Arcade and Apple TV Plus, this was an unusual Apple event, as it skipped any new hardware in favor of services and software. But before you lament the lack of hardware, know that Apple front-loaded all its new hardware into a series of stealth announcements the week before. If you weren’t specifically paying attention for them, it was easy to miss these tablet, desktop and headphone updates. They were revealed only by press releases and the brief outages of the online Apple Store while product pages were revamped. Here’s what’s new (as in, less than one week old) from Apple’s hardware team: Angela Lang/CNET iPad Air and iPad MiniTwo nearly forgotten iPad tablet lines, eclipsed by the less-expensive iPad and more-expensive iPad Pro, have been resurrected.  The new iPad Air has a 10.5-inch Retina display and an A12 Bionic processor (as used in the iPhone XS). The iPad Mini gets its first upgrade since 2015, also to an A12 processor, but keeps the same screen size and resolution. The key point of both the $399 Mini and $499 Air is that they’re more expensive than the plain old 9.7-inch iPad, which is $329 (and is often available for less). Of the new iPad Mini, Scott Stein says: “The new iPad Mini is an incremental product update, a spec bump to a tablet that otherwise looks the same as the model from 2015. Does that spark joy? After using it for a few days… it’s fine. But it’s not something you need.”apple-imac-27-inch-2017 Sarah Tew/CNET iMac 27-inch and 21.5-inchThe iMac line of all-in-one desktops also a series of internal upgrades, with more powerful CPUs and better graphics. Most of the iMacs are jumping from seventh-gen Intel processors to newer eighth-gen ones. For the 21.5-inch iMacs, that means either quad-core or, for the first time, six-core CPU options. For the 27-inch, CPUs start at eighth-gen six-core chips, and can go all the way up to the eight-core Intel Core i9, something usually only seen in high-end gaming systems or creative workstations. These two sizes start at $1,299 and $1,799 and go up from there. apple-airpods-4 Angela Lang/CNET New AirPodsThe best way to round out a week of Apple hardware updates would be with the long-promised AirPower charging mat, but sadly, it was not to be. Instead, we got an updated version of the popular AirPods wireless headphones. Like the iMacs and iPad, these look the same but add a new H1 chip for faster connection to a device and better battery life, plus hands-free Siri on demand. Plus, a wireless Qi-compatible charging case. No noise canceling, no biometrics, no color options. 0 Tablets Headphones Desktopslast_img read more

Byjus raises 150 mn from investors led by Qatar wealth fund education

first_imgCEO of the Qatar Investment Authority Abdullah Bin Mohammed Bin Saud Al Thani |Reuters IndiaOnline tutoring startup Byju’s said on Wednesday it had raised $150 million from investors led by the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), which a source familiar with the matter said valued it at more than $5.5 billion.Venture capital fund Owl Ventures also participated in the funding round and the proceeds will be used for international expansion, Byju’s said in a statement, without saying what valuation the investment implied for the firm.”This investment underscores QIA’s strong commitment to the education sector and our focus on investing in leading innovators in the TMT (tech, media and telecoms) industry globally,” Mansoor Al-Mahmoud, CEO of QIA, Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund, said in the statement.Launched in 2015 in the southern Indian tech hub of Bengaluru, Byju’s has so far raised roughly $970 million from investors, tracker Crunchbase says.This includes investment from China’s Tencent, South Africa’s Naspers and the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board. Indian school children prepare for their Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)Raveendran/AFP/Getty Imageslast_img read more

Corning VP says Gorilla Glass headed for automobiles

first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Gorilla Glass is currently estimated to be in use by over a billion and a half devices the world over, and has become a household name. Its strength and resistance to scratching in addition to its very low weight has made it an ideal candidate for touch-screen devices. Corning makes the glass using a propriety chemical process that causes more than the normal number of ions to be introduced into the glass, adding to its strength and reducing the likelihood of cracking. Also, like the glass currently used in automobiles, it’s more likely to crack than shatter when subjected to extreme stress or impact.Evenson told those in attendance at the Summit that using Gorilla Glass in a car would cut down on the weight of the vehicle. Also, engineers could distribute the weight reduction in a way that would slightly alter the car’s center of gravity. Together, he explained, that would help cars with the new window glass gain a few extra miles out of each gallon of fuel. He also noted that because of the unique nature of Gorilla Glass, cars that used it as a replacement for current glass would be much quieter inside the cabin.Evenson also suggested that he expects at least one high-end car maker to begin using Gorilla Glass in at least some of its vehicles as early as next year, though he wouldn’t say which it was. He also briefly spoke about progress being made on a project he called microbiological glass, which he said, would kill bacteria on contact. He followed that by discussing another new product the company is working on called Willow Glass—a bendable type of glass that he said is currently about as thick as a dollar bill. He said its introduction will likely lead to the creation of hundreds of new devices. (Phys.org) —Corning Senior Vice President, Jeffrey Evenson told audience members at this year’s MIT Technology Review’s Mobile Summit, that its Gorilla Glass will very soon be used in automobiles. Currently, Gorilla Glass is used as part of a touch-screen for hand-held devices—from phones to tablet computers. Using the glass in automobiles Evenson said, would allow for better gas mileage and noise suppression. ‘Gorilla Glass’ maker looks beyond smartphones Citation: Corning VP says Gorilla Glass headed for automobiles (2013, June 12) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-06-corning-vp-gorilla-glass-automobiles.htmlcenter_img © 2013 Phys.org Explore further More information: via MIT Tech Reviewlast_img read more

KMC undertakes drive to collect property tax arrears from defaulters

first_imgKolkata: The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has taken up a special drive to collect property tax arrears from defaulters.A civic team comprising senior officials of the Assessment department visited two premises on Topsia Road and put up distress warrant on the walls. KMC will take legal action against the owners if they fail to pay the arrears within the stipulated date. The drive has been initiated after the civic authorities failed to collect house tax arrears worth more than Rs 50 crore. There are around 7.60 lakh assesses living in the areas under the jurisdiction of KMC. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe civic officials visited 71, Topsia Road and 83/2/1, Topsia Road. The officials said that the two firms housed at 71, Topsia Road have not paid house tax dues worth Rs 71 lakh. The civic authorities said the owners have cleared 50% of the dues on Monday and gave an undertaking that the remaining amount will be paid by Friday. The owners of four firms housed at 83/2/1 Topsia Road have not paid house tax arrears worth several lakhs. The civic authorities have put up distress warrant and legal action will be taken against the owners if they fail to pay within the stipulated time. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedCivic officials said the defaulters have been requested to pay their dues several times but despite reminders, the officers refused to respond. They alleged that the defaulters wait for the waivers’ scheme and if it is implemented then the defaulters can square up the arrears by paying only the principal amount, while the penalty and interest amounts are waived. The officials said unlike in the past when property tax payers had to stand in long queues to pay tax, the system of online payment has been introduced now. Property owners can go to any e-counter and pay the tax and rebate is given if the tax is paid within the stipulated time.last_img read more