PSG confirm successful operation for Dani Alves knee

first_imgParis Saint-Germain and Brazil right-back Dani Alves knee surgery has been done successfully in the French capital, the Ligue 1 champions confirmed.The 35-year-old’s right knee was operated on by an orthopaedic team at Pitie Salpetriere hospital in Paris on Tuesday, according to Kwese ESPN.He took to Instagram to confirm that he had undergone surgery and it was successful.“I would like to thank everybody for their prayers,” he wrote.Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…“I started my recovery process a few hours ago and thank God that everything went well.“As evidence by the picture above, the anaesthetic obviously did not do any collateral damage to Good Crazy!”Alves have been booked for operation for some time now and while waiting for the procedure for the operation to be ready, he went home to Brazil to present the MTV awards and then to the USA to attend a series of lectures at Harvard Business School under Anita Elberse’s tutelage.He had to wait for the procedure to give the injury enough time to be ready for a time-saving technique, which will enable “his period of unavailability to be reduced.”last_img read more

Javier Zanetti Ill see you at the Milan derby – Maldini

first_imgInter Milan Vice-President Javier Zanetti has welcomed the news of Paolo Maldini’s return to arch-rivals AC Milan and is looking forward to seeing him at the next Derby della MadonninaMaldini was unveiled as Milan’s new director on Monday after nine years away from the Rossoneri following his retirement from professional football after an incredible 902 appearances.The former left-back spent his entire 25-year playing career at the San Siro and helped Milan to an impressive five Champions League titles over that period.And Zanetti, who likewise played for Inter 858 times and helped the club win the European title in 2010, has welcomed back his old rival.“I’m really happy for Paolo, because before being a great professional he’s a great person,” said Zanetti on Football-Italia.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“Someone like him will be a positive for the world of football in general, and in particular for ours. I have huge respect for him.“We faced each other many times as an opponent, now we’re both in other roles. However, the same admiration, respect and consideration for him remain.“I’ll be happy to embrace him at the next derby, as we did on the pitch so many times. I want to wish him a big ‘good luck’ for his new adventure.”The first Milan derby of the Serie A season will take place on October 21.last_img read more

Jokanovic insists Mitrovic is not to blame

first_imgFulham Football Club manager Slavisa Jokanovic has refused to blame Aleksandr Mitrovic after his side were held to a draw by Brighton & Hove Albion away from home.The Serbian striker conceded a late penalty which was duly converted by Brighton’s Glenn Murray to give the home side a point in their 2-2 draw against the Cottagers.The penalty meant Jokanovic’s side threw away a two-goal lead and the manager has refused to put the blame of Mitrovic’s shoulders.Official: Tottenham sign Fulham youngster Ryan Sessegnon Andrew Smyth – August 8, 2019 Tottenham have sealed another transfer deadline day deal to sign the highly-rated Ryan Sessegnon from Fulham.“In the end we gave them some kind of present, it’s really bad luck, Mitrovic touched the ball with his hand and he completed a really good game, scored a good goal, fighting well, this is part of football too and we must accept and try to fix some of the problems that we found during the game today.” Jokanovic said, according to HammyEnd.“It’s hard for him, he touched the ball in our box with his hand but it’s part of football too. These kind of mistakes are bad luck, it happens and he is strong enough not to be affected so much after this kind of situation, I am focussed on another part of the work, he scored another goal, he was fighting well, he was our target man and participated a lot, he must be satisfied.”last_img read more

Jamaica And World Bank Sign US105 Millions Loans

first_img Two boys die, bicycle and van collide in St. Catherine, Jamaica Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppWASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 3 (JIS): Three loans totalling US$105 million were signed by the Government and the World Bank, at its headquarters in Washington, D.C., today (September 3). Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips, signed on behalf of Jamaica, while World Bank Country Director for the country, Sophia Sirtaine, signed for the bank. The loans are in support of three government projects – the Foundation for Competitiveness and Growth, which will receive US$50 million; the Youth Employment in Digital Animation Industry, US$20 million, and the Strategic Public Sector Transformation Project, US$35 million. “The projects are intended to further the overarching goals of the Government of Jamaica-World Bank Country Strategy for the period 2014 – 2017; to support the government’s investments in key strategic areas, including physical sustainability in youth employment; public sector modernization and to facilitate a more enabling environment for private sector growth,” the Finance Minister said at the signing. Dr. Phillips added that the loans represent an important cooperation between the Government of Jamaica and the World Bank, and is aimed at advancing the prospects for growth as the country goes through a strenuous economic reform programme that forms part of the agreement with the IMF. He said the Government will do its utmost best to ensure a smooth implementation of the three projects.The Minister explained that funds for the Foundation for Competitiveness and Growth project will enhance competition in the business environment, facilitate strategic private investments and support Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Funds for the Youth Employment in Digital Animation Industry will provide training and coaching for over 200 young Jamaicans, enhance entrepreneurial skills and create 150 start-up companies. Under the Strategic Public Sector Transformation Project, the funds will be used to strengthen public investment management systems, budget preparation process and property tax compliance administration. In her remarks, Ms. Sirtaine had high praise for Jamaica regarding the programmes it has implemented to spur economic growth, and for the results it has been reaping since its implementation. She added that the bank is committed to working with Jamaica in ensuring the success of its various economic programmes. Dr. Phillips and his delegation are also engaged in a series of discussions with officials at the US Treasury, State Department, the IMF and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). He is accompanied by the Governor of the Bank of Jamaica, Brian Wynter; Director General of the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), Colin Bullock; Financial Secretary, Devon Rowe and Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Stephen Vasciannie. Related Items:bank of jamaica, Brian Wynter, colin bullock, devon rowe, jamaica, peter phillips, Sophia Sirtaine, stephen vasciannie, world bank Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Jamaica’s Senate Begins debate on National Identification and Registration Bill Bahamas DPM Turnquest, as IDB Governor, Talks Technology and Climate Change Resilience at IDB Conclavelast_img read more

Bahamian Cultural Icon passes

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 6th 2017 – Nassau – Bahamas has now lost a cultural icon. Cleophas Adderley, founder and director of The Bahamas National Youth Choir (BNYC) passed away yesterday after a long illness. Adderley was 62 years of age and had spent most of life showcasing Bahamian talent of the arts worldwide. He was a well-known musician and composer, and led the National Choir to perform for the likes of Queen Elizabeth II, the late Nelson Mandela, the late Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and so many others.Adderley also recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the ALIV Bahamian Icon Awards in June. Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Michel Pintard expressed his condolences to the family and said, ““He was a unique and iconic cultural character who dedicated his life to music and to the people of the Bahamas. His life experience led him to be involved in many facets of the community where he touched the lives of thousands through music.”Adderley started the BNYC in 1983 as part of Bahamas 10th Independence anniversary celebrations. Over the past three decades he had trained hundreds of young people, and led the BNYC to win and participate in numerous competitions both locally and internationally.Adderley also composed “Our Boys”, the first Bahamian grand opera, which was also the first opera to have been written and performed in the English-speaking Caribbean; and the composer of the first Bahamian Concert Mass, “Missa Caribe”.Adderley was the son of former Member of Parliament, late Cleophas E. Adderley and the grandson of the later R. M Bailey.Adderley will be remembered by many as a “distinguished” and “talented” scholar and musician and will be especially missed by his National Youth Choir family.Story By: Kay-Marie Fletcher#MagneticMediaNews Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Related Items:#magneticmedianews ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

Farmers Insurance Open concludes today at Torrey Pines Golf Course

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Dave Scott Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, Dave Scott, January 28, 2018 Updated: 9:35 AMcenter_img Posted: January 28, 2018 Farmers Insurance Open concludes today at Torrey Pines Golf Course 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsLA JOLLA (KUSI) — Organizers of the Farmers Insurance Open warned golf fans that parking at the event was expected to sell out Sunday.No parking passes would be sold at the Torrey Pines Golf Club event, although parking passes were to be sold online at www.farmersinsuranceopen.com/parking .Uber, Lyft and other car passengers may be dropped off and picked up at the main spectator entrance, 2880 Torrey Pines Road.Alex Noren holds a one-stroke lead over Ryan Palmer entering today’s final round of the $6.9 million Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course, seeking his first victory on the PGA Tour.Torrey Pines High alumnus Michael Kim and J.B. Holmes are tied for third, two strokes behind Noren.Tiger Woods will be playing in the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open for the first time since winning the tournament in 2013. He missed the 54-hole cut in 2014, withdrew in 2015 because of pain in his back after playing 11 holes at 2-over, did not enter the tournament in 2016 and missed the traditional 36-hole cut in 2017.Woods is eight strokes off the lead in a five-way tie for 39th. He had his best score in the 2018 edition of the tournament Saturday, a 2-under 70 on the South Course in a round he described as “gross.”“It was a struggle out there,” said Woods, who is playing his first PGA Tour event in a year. “I didn’t hit it worth a darn all day. I was really struggling out there trying to find anything that was resemblance of a golf swing. But I was scoring, I was chipping, putting, I was grinding.“I was trying to miss the ball on the correct sides because I know I didn’t have it, trying to give myself the correct angles and I did that most of the day. Then I had to rely on my touch, my feel, my putting and it’s been good all week.”Woods made four birdies, including three on par 5s, and bogeys on the 11th and 16th holes.Noren shot a three-under 69 to take the lead after any round for the first time in his 36 PGA Tour starts.Noren began the round three shots off the lead. He had an eagle on the par-5 sixth hole, a double-bogey on the par-4 12th hole and birdies on the 13th, 16th and 18th holes to go to 11-under 205 for the tournament.Noren is a 35-year-old from Sweden who played at Oklahoma State and mainly plays on the European Tour. This is the first time he has played in the Farmers Insurance Open.Noren’s best result on the PGA Tour was tying for fifth in the 2017 World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play when he reached the quarterfinals, losing to eventual champion Dustin Johnson. His best finish in stroke play was tying for sixth in last year’s British Open. He has nine victories on the European Tour, including four in 2016.Noren is 19th on the Official World Golf Ranking, 11 spots below his highest ranking, which came in July.Only five times since 2000 has a player leading or sharing the lead through three rounds gone on to win the Farmers Insurance Open, most recently Woods in 2013.Palmer, the tournament leader by one shot over Jon Rahm entering Saturday’s play, shot a 1-over 73. He had a birdie on the fifth hole, bogeys on the seventh and eighth, an eagle on the 13th and bogeys on the 14th and 16th.“It was a grind,” Palmer said. “I hit a lot of solid putts, just speed was off pretty bad I thought for a while there. Got a little lazy on my golf swing the last four or five holes. Unfortunately on 14 I thought I hit it perfect and ends up a foot in the rough and dead.”The eagle on 13 “made up for the whole day,” Palmer said.“I hit a great tee shot,” with a 5 wood Palmer said, measured at 336 yards. “I knew it was enough club and I hit it perfect.”Palmer hit his second shot 259 yards, leaving him with a 44-foot, 6- inch putt for the eagle.“It rolled in like I tapped it in, it rolled in so perfect,” Palmer said.The putt prompted a roar from the crowd.“When you get those kind of roars, that’s excitement,” Palmer said. “You don’t get that very often. That was a thrill.”sunday is the 11th birthday of Palmer’s son Mason.“Hopefully I can go out (Sunday) and give my son, Mason, a big birthday present,” Palmer said. “That would be a fun way to end the day.”Mason is not at the tournament, remaining home to play in a hockey game, his father said.Palmer has three victories on the PGA Tour, most recently the 2010 Sony Open in Hawaii. The tournament winner will receive $1.242 million.Kim was among three golfers tied for sixth, four shots off the lead, entering the round, then shot a 2-under 70, with four birdies and bogeys on the 11th and 15th holes.“Hit it really good all day, got some putts to go, and within range I feel like of the lead heading into tomorrow, so feel good about today,” Kim said. “I feel super comfortable at this place, more so than I feel like anybody else because I’ve got the number of rounds in.”Rahm, the tournament’s defending champion who would move into first in the Official World Golf Ranking with a victory, hit his second shot on the 18th hole into the greenside water hazard, en route to a double-bogey 7, completing his round at 3-over 75, dropping into a five-way tie for 12th, four strokes off the lead.Rahm also had bogeys on the second, third, fourth and 12th holes and birdies on the first, sixth and 10th. last_img read more

An Anchorage House Member Has Introduced A Gun Bill

first_imgThe bill would allow authorities to temporarily take guns from people deemed to be a danger to themselves or others. The bill has been pending for over a year but is just getting attention now following the shooting in Parkland, Florida, on February 14.  The bill was introduced in 2017, after an Anchorage man was charged in the shooting deaths of five people at a Florida airport. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Matt Claman says formal requests must be made for a bill to be heard and he doesn’t think one was made until after the shooting. Representative Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) introduced the bill that will go before the House Judiciary Committee this afternoon at 1 p.m. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享An Anchorage area representative has introduced a bill that would permit family members or law enforcement to remove guns from someone they believe could harm themselves or others. House Bill 75 reads: “An Act relating to gun violence protective orders; relating to the crime of violating a protective order; relating to a central registry for protective orders; relating to the powers of district judges and magistrates; requiring physicians, psychologists, psychological associates, social workers, marital and family therapists, and licensed professional counselors to report annually threats of gun violence.” Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-hb-75-noon.mp3VmJennifer-on-hb-75-noon.mp300:00RPdlast_img read more

BMW launches 2019 5 Series plugin hybrid wireless charging pilot in California

first_img Review • 2018 BMW 530e plug-in hybrid: The most practical 5er 2018 BMW 530e iPerformance is a premium plug-in hybrid More From Roadshow BMW Hybrids Luxury cars Auto Tech Sedans More about 2018 BMW 5 series Enlarge ImageThe wireless charger operates only slightly slower than the BMW i Wallbox, adding only 30 minutes or so to top off the 530e’s small battery. BMW In late 2017, BMW announced its first wireless-charging pilot program, which started in Germany. Using 2018 530e plug-in hybrid models, it marked BMW’s first foray into helping owners ditch plugs in favor of magnetic induction. We knew it would come to the US, we just didn’t know when. Apparently, that time is now.BMW announced this week that it will launch a 5 Series wireless charging pilot in the US. The pilot will be available only in California, and it will be limited to just 200 residential homeowners who have an enclosed garage space. In order to determine whether you’re eligible, BMW has an online questionnaire to fill out. Qmerit will handle the installation of the wireless charging pad and, thankfully, BMW will pick up the tabs for installation, maintenance and subsequent removal at lease termination. Don’t expect a free car, though. You’ll have to shell out for a 36-month lease on a 2019-model-year BMW 530e. The cars are available in white, black or blue, and they come loaded with a good amount of equipment, including leather upholstery and the necessary wireless charging hardware. It also packs the M Sport package, which adds 19-inch BMW M wheels, keyless entry, black exterior trim, a power tailgate, heated front seats and LED fog lights. The 530e is also loaded with all manner of active and passive safety equipment.bmw-530e-wireless-002Enlarge ImageNot the best parker in the world? Fear not, the infotainment system is here to help, with guidelines that tell you precisely where to park over the charging pad. BMW Initiating charging is nice and easy. Parking over the wireless charging pad will start the process without any further steps required on the driver’s part. The pad generates a magnetic field, which the car converts to electricity to charge its battery. The system charges at 3.2 kilowatts with an efficiency of about 85%, which is enough to fill up the 530e’s battery in about 3.5 hours.You don’t have to eyeball the parking job, either, even though the car can deviate from the optimum charging position by up to 2.75 inches longitudinally and up to 5.5 inches laterally. The charging hardware and vehicle connect over Wi-Fi, and a display appears on the infotainment screen with guide lines telling the driver how to park over the pad. It can be installed indoors or outdoors, and driving over the pad won’t hurt it. If anything is detected within the pad’s magnetic field that isn’t a car, it will switch itself off. BMW Tagscenter_img Share your voice 0 Post a comment 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 42 Photos 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 2019 Porsche 718 Cayman T first drive: Brilliant, but bittersweetlast_img read more

ITCs YiPPee close to emerging as Rs 1000 crore brand following Maggi

first_imgCashing in on the opportunity that resulted out of a controversy over its rival Nestle’s Maggi, ITC’s instant noodles brand YiPPee! is close to emerging as a Rs 1,000-crore brand.It is well known that the country’s food regulator had imposed a ban on Maggi after tests of its samples showed higher levels of lead and presence of monosodium glutamate (MSG) in them. The ban was lifted by the Bombay High Court in October.”Sunfeast YiPPee! as a brand is now in its fifth year post the national rollout. We are proud to say Yippee Noodles is poised to enter the Rs 1,000-crore club in the ITC Foods stable,” ITC Ltd Divisional Chief Executive, Foods Division, V L Rajesh told PTI.The ban on Maggi had provided other noodle-makers, including ITC, the opportunity to boost their sales by highlighting quality and safety standards.”The controversy and confusion that prevailed adversely affected the whole industry. However, with our proactive inputs and innovative campaigns, we were the fastest to recover and then exceed our old sales levels,” Rajesh added.After the Maggi ban, ITC had come out with a timely advertising campaign centred on quality and safety, which resulted in higher YiPPee! sales. In September, YiPPee! had accounted for over 50% of instant noodles market in India, according to analysts. Before the ban on Maggi noodles, YiPPee! noodles occupied just 10-12% of the market share.Maggi had a market share of over 80% in instant noodles in the quarter ending March 2015, according to a Nomura report.”We were gaining market share month-on-month even before the controversy happened, and are continuing to grow even now,” said Rajesh.last_img read more

US Election How best to invest following Donald Trumps victory

first_img Following the surprising win of Republican candidate Donald Trump in the US presidential election, investors are today scratching their heads and trying to figure out what this means for the economy and for stock markets for the next four years.President-elect Trump has zero political experience, and thus his economic policies are more difficult to predict than with previous presidents-elect.Given the resounding majorities won by the Republican Party in both the US Senate and House of Representatives, the road is clear for the Republicans under Trump to pass new legislation for at least the next two years, when the US mid-term elections will be held.Greater government spending: Building and InfrastructurePresident Trump is likely to spend on infrastructure projects across America, including maintenance of road networks, improving airports and oil and gas pipelines. The most powerful economy in the world has surprisingly poor infrastructure, evident when you take a taxi out of Manhattan to New Yorks LaGuardia airport and experience the numerous potholes in the road.This infrastructure spending will benefit construction-related companies such as building company CRH (UK code: CRH), and equipment rental company Ashtead (code: AHT), both of which have huge exposure to the US.Greater government spending: Defence and SecurityDefence and security is a second area where President Trump is likely to spend more money, as this is a typical Republican policy priority.Homeland security is a very high priority if Trump is to deliver on many of his pledges to his voters. This higher defence and security spending should benefit suppliers to the US government such as BAe Systems (code: BA.).Good news for Health careThe US and European healthcare sectors have suffered in the lead-up to this election on the basis that the favourite, Hillary Clinton, was likely to enact heavy price regulation on pharmaceutical companies in the US, limiting their profit-making ability.Over the year to date, US healthcare companies like Pfizer and Merck underperformed the benchmark S and P 500 index by 10% in the run-up to this election.Since Trumps victory, healthcare stocks have bounced by more than the market, starting to claw back some of this lost ground, as Trump is seen as being much more business-friendly to this industry than Hillary Clinton would have been.In the UK, Shire plc (code SHP) is a key member of the FTSE 100 index that has huge exposure to the US pharmaceutical market, made even greater through its recent acquisition of US company Baxalta.Policy uncertainty is probably not good news for government bondsWith Donald Trump likely to increase government spending in order to make good on some of his populist promises to the US electorate, this extra spending is likely to result in more borrowing via bonds by the US government.The expectation of higher borrowing is already resulting in higher bond yields, and thus lower bond prices, not only for US Treasury bonds but also for UK gilts.So investors are likely to do better in the near-term focusing on healthcare, construction and defence/security stocks, and staying away from the gilt market until bond yields stabilise at higher levels. US Election: How best to invest following Donald Trumps victory Closecenter_img IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPlayMute0:00/0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE0:00?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.The media could not be loaded, either because the server or network failed or because the format is not supported.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …last_img read more

Interim budget FY20 Middleincome earners welcome IT relief

first_imgMiddle-income earners have welcomed the income tax proposals that stand-in finance minister Piyush Goyal presented in the final budget of the Narendra Modi government for 2019-20 financial year.Though the income-tax slabs have remained unchanged, now individuals with a net taxable income of up to Rs 5 lakh are exempt from paying any income tax for this fiscal.The saving for individuals of this slab would amount to Rs 12,500 per year, experts say.A person who earns up to Rs 6.5 lakh per annum can effectively bring down the next taxable income to Rs 5 lakh with proper investments and escape paying any tax, according to experts.The budget has also raised the standard deduction to Rs 50,000 from Rs 40,000,People earning larger incomes do not benefit from the changes to the tax rules because there is no change in the slabs, but only a rebate, according to experts.Those earning less than Rs 10 lakh can still benefit because of the increase in the limit of exemption available on house rent and children’s tuition fees. The threshold for tax deduction at source on rent has gone up to Rs 2.4 lakh from current Rs 1.8 lakh.Interest income earned up to Rs 40,000 will not attract any tax, Goyal said. The government hopes to simplify tax interface further to increase collection and return filings. Goyal said the tax scrutiny would be done electronically eliminating any interaction between the tax authority and the taxpayer. “Within nearly two years, all assessment and verification of IT return will be done electronically by an anonymous tax system without any intervention by officials. All income tax returns to be processed within 24 hours and refunds to be issued simultaneously,” he said.The existing income-tax slabs for individuals below 60 years are: up to Rs 2.5 lakh, no tax; Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 5 lakh, 5 per cent; Rs 5 lakh to Rs 10 lakh, 20 per cent; and above Rs 10 lakh, 30 per cent.For senior citizens (aged 60 years or above but less than 80 years), income up to Rs 3 lakh comes free of tax. Income from Rs 3 lakh to Rs 5 lakh is taxed at 5 per cent, and an income from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 10 lakh at 20 per cent and above Rs 10 lakh at 30 per cent.The minister said that the direct tax collection has increased to Rs12 lakh crore in the 2018-19 financial year from Rs 6.38 lakh crore in 2013-14. He said the tax base was also expanded to Rs 6.85 crore from Rs 3.79 crore. For senior citizens aged 80 years and above, income up to Rs 5 lakh was exempt from tax. Income from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 10 lakh was taxed at 20 per cent and above Rs 10 lakh was at 30 per cent.The interim budget leaves unchanged the cess on income tax that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley raised to 4 per cent from 3 per cent in the FY2019 budget.The tax proposals have evinced mixed reaction from tax experts. Shalini Jain, Partner, EY India: “Anyone with net taxable income up to Rs 5 lakh will not be paying any taxes. However, anyone with a net taxable income above Rs 5 lakh will not be able to avail this tax benefit and only get the standard deduction benefit.” Close IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/2:19Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-2:18?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …center_img Budget 2019 – History of direct taxation in India last_img read more

Busier Atlantic Hurricane Season Predicted

first_img Share NASAHurricane Isabel taken from the International Space StationU.S. government forecasters expect a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season, after three relatively slow years. But they also say climate conditions that influence storm development are making it difficult to predict how many hurricanes and tropical storms will arise over the next six months.The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s season outlook calls for 10 to 16 named storms, with four to eight hurricanes and one to four “major” ones with winds reaching 111 mph and up.The Atlantic hurricane season officially starts June 1.The National Hurricane Center says an area of low pressure between Bermuda and the Bahamas has a high chance of brewing into something bigger Friday or Saturday. NOAA officials warned communities in Georgia and the Carolinas to monitor that disturbance.last_img read more

Make Your Christmas Tree Last Past Holidays… Like Houston

first_imgCity of Houston leaders say mulching the tree is an appropriate way to end the holidays.Since 1991, 23 million pounds of trees have been recycled in Houston.“There is one more gift that we can make to our community which is save valuable landfill, air space,  mulch this material, bring it back into the cities, so that we can grow flowers and gardens and keep the city as beautiful as it has been,” Harry Hayes, director of Houston’s Solid Waste Management Department.The mulch is given to the company Living Earth Houston to be sold and some proceeds go to help fund the city’s recycling program.If you want to recycle your Christmas tree there are 24 locations across Houston. – / 5 X Listen center_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share 00:00 /00:54last_img read more

Allwin day for Indian paddlers at Asian Games

first_imgIndian paddlers enjoyed an all-win day on Tuesday at the Asian Games as country’s top doubles duo of Achanta Sharath Kamal and Anthony Amalraj reached the men’s doubles third round here on Tuesday. Amalraj and Kamal unexpectedly lost the first game before taming the Nepal’s Purshottam Bajracharya and Amar Lal Malla 6-11, 11-5, 11-8, 12-10.The Indian pair, who got a bye in the opening round, took 22 minutes to defeat players from the Himalayan nation. Also booking a third round berth in the men’s doubles was the pair of Harmeet Desai and Soumyajit Ghosh as they took just 15 minutes to disptach Yemen’s Omar Ahmed Ali and Mohammed Fahd Gubran 12-10, 11-5, 11-6.In the mixed doubles pre-quarterfinals, the combine of Amalraj and Madhurika Patkar rallied to beat Japan’s Seiya Kishikawa and Ai Fukuhara 5-11, 13-11, 11-8, 11-4 in 26 minutes to reach the quarter-finals.last_img read more

Transwestern Adds Transaction Manager

first_img Lenders & Servicers Movers & Shakers Processing Service Providers 2011-06-20 Ryan Schuette Transwestern Adds Transaction Manager June 20, 2011 455 Views Sharecenter_img in Secondary Market In a statement released Thursday, “”Transwestern””:http://www.transwestern.net/ announced the appointment of Sunjay Arya as transaction manager at its Houston headquarters.[IMAGE][COLUMN_BREAK]””We are excited about the growth of our multifamily team, both locally and nationally,”” said Ed Cummins, SVP of multifamily services. “”With Transwestern’s national service platform and our Houston capabilities, we are well positioned to provide quality service for our clients.””According to the statement, Arya will take responsibility for escrow management, financial analysis, and the valuation of multifamily assets at the company. Before relocating to “”Transwestern””:http://www.transwestern.net/, he served as acquisitions manager and underwriting analyst at Concierge Asset Management, presiding over $100 million in multifamily asset purchases. In his new role, Arya will take an active part in nine deals the company continues to orchestrate, with an additional 10 to 12 on the horizon in transactions with companies like Aimco, JP Morgan, LNR, and Ocwen Financial.One of the nation’s largest commercial real estate firms, “”Transwestern””:http://www.transwestern.net/ supplies real estate services and investment management businesses with market intelligence reports and product specialties.last_img read more

A Young Woman on Her Way to Lunch… What Happens N

first_img A Young Woman on Her Way to Lunch… (What Happens Next Is UNBELIEVABLE) She was on her way to lunch… Walking down the street in plain daylight. And then… THIS happened. If you do one thing today, please take a look at this outrageous video. It’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Regards, Justin Spittler Delray Beach, Florida March 28, 2016 We want to hear from you. If you have a question or comment, please send it to feedback@caseyresearch.com. We read every email that comes in, and we’ll publish comments, questions, and answers that we think other readers will find useful. • The entire financial system is hooked on cheap debt… Dispatch readers know Americans have borrowed trillions of dollars since the financial crisis. They’ve borrowed to buy restaurants, hotels, and apartment complexes. They’ve borrowed to buy cars. Last year, the value of auto loans topped $1 trillion for the first time ever. Many have even borrowed to buy stocks. Margin debt (money borrowed to buy stocks) hit an all-time high last year. • For now, the easy money is still flowing… The Fed’s key interest rate is at 0.38%. That’s well below its historic average of 5.00%. It’s still ridiculously cheap to borrow money. But the Fed can’t force lenders to make loans. The commercial property market could experience a “credit crunch” even if the Fed keeps rates near record lows. • The easy money high is wearing off… Dispatch readers know the stock market and auto industry have both recently flashed warning signs. A crisis rarely stays confined to one industry. If the commercial property market runs into serious trouble, stocks and bonds could sell off hard. We suggest you take steps to safeguard your wealth today. The simplest way to start is to set aside some cash. This will help you avoid major losses during the next big selloff. It will also put you in a good position to buy stocks and bonds down the road, when they’re much cheaper. We also encourage you to own physical gold. As you likely know, gold is real money. It’s preserved wealth for centuries, and it will preserve wealth during the next crisis. Investors often buy gold when they’re worried about the economy or stock market. This year, the S&P 500 is down 0.4%, while gold is up 17%. • Casey Research founder Doug Casey thinks we’re entering a “gold mania”… Doug explained why in a recent issue of the Dispatch. You can read the whole thing here. It’s one of the most important pieces Doug has published in years. In short, Doug thinks we’re headed for a major financial disaster, one that could dwarf the 2008–2009 financial crisis. When the crisis arrives, the Fed and other major central banks won’t sit back. They’ll spring into action. They’ll “do something.” We can’t say exactly how they’ll respond. But they’ll almost certainly make things worse. As Doug says, “you can almost always count on the government to do the wrong thing.” The safest thing you can do is bet against them. Owning gold is the easiest way to do that. Gold’s value rises when governments do destructive things. It’s your best defense against desperate governments Doug says the price of gold could easily triple from current levels. Most people would be thrilled to earn that sort of return. But a small group of investors will earn much more than that in the coming gold bull market. We’re talking gains of 10x, 50x, or 100x. Those numbers sound unbelievable, but it’s happened before. Click here to learn more about this incredible opportunity. Chart of the Day Commercial property prices are falling for the first time since 2010. Today’s chart shows the Moody’s/Real Capital Analytics (RCA) All National Property Index. This index tracks prices for various commercial property types. You can see that prices have surged since January 2010. Then, in December, the index fell 0.02%. This was its first decline in over six years. It fell another 0.34% in January. It’s too early to know if this is the top. But the commercial property market is clearly under stress. Sam Zell, who understands commercial property as well as anyone on the planet, thinks this is a “seller’s market.” In December, he told Bloomberg Business that “it is very hard not to be a seller” with the “pricing currently available in the commercial real estate market.” At this point, we recommend avoiding REITs. They could nosedive if commercial property prices keep falling. As we mentioned, a leading REIT index has climbed twice as much as the S&P 500 since March 2009. Today we begin with an important announcement… If you’ve followed Casey Research founder Doug Casey for long, you likely know about his incredible investing track record. Doug once turned $1,875 into $1.2 million—a 64,000% gain—on a single investment. He earned that gain on a Canadian property where the world’s richest nickel and copper mine was discovered. Then there was the time Doug invested $20,000 in an Alaskan mining business. In the following years, that investment handed Doug over 200 ounces of gold, worth over $250,000. It was good for a 1,000%+ return. These are just two examples from the dozens of huge winners Doug has produced. A world-renowned speculator, Doug has accumulated more wealth than the average person could spend in twenty lifetimes. That’s why Casey Research has just opened the doors to a special service that taps into Doug’s secrets. In short, it’s a way to get all of Doug’s future moneymaking research—plus Casey Research’s most popular and profitable research—at a 95% discount. This special deal likely won’t stay open long. And once it closes, we won’t offer it again for at least another year. We call it Casey Platinum. Click here to learn more. • Moving along, the U.S. commercial property market is stalling… Commercial property includes warehouses, shopping centers, and office buildings. For the past six years, the market has boomed. Commercial property prices have nearly doubled since 2010, according to Real Capital Analytics. They’re now 17% above their 2007 highs. This boom has made many developers, brokers, and mortgage lenders very rich. Investors in real estate investments trusts (REITs), publicly traded companies that often own commercial property, have also made huge returns. The Vanguard REIT Index, which tracks 153 major REITs, has surged 411% since March 2009. That’s more than double the S&P 500’s 201% gain over the same period. Of course, all bull markets come to an end. And it looks like the commercial property market may have just peaked. • U.S. commercial property sales plummeted last month… February sales were down 47% from last year, as The Wall Street Journal recently reported. Just $25.1 billion worth of office buildings, stores, apartment complexes and other commercial property changed hands last month, compared with $47.3 billion in the same month a year earlier, according to deal tracker Real Capital Analytics Inc. In January, sales were $46.2 billion. Commercial property prices have also fallen for two straight months. That hasn’t happened in over six years. • In December, we warned that the commercial property market was softening… We pointed out a huge drop in transaction volumes. We also told readers Sam Zell was cashing out. Zell has made billions investing in real estate. He was one of the few real estate moguls to spot the last property bubble and get out before it popped. In February 2007, Zell sold $23 billion worth of office properties. Nine months later, the market peaked. U.S. commercial property prices went on to fall 42%. Now Zell is selling again. In October, Zell’s company sold 23,000 apartment units, about a quarter of its portfolio. Management plans to sell 4,700 more units this year. At this point, it looks like Zell “top ticked” the market again. Commercial property prices hit a record high in November before falling in December and January. • Cheap credit has juiced the commercial property market… The value of commercial property loans hit an all-time high of $1.76 trillion last year. Debt is a key part of the commercial property market. Most investors take out a mortgage when they buy an office building or shopping center. When debt is cheap, they borrow more money. And it’s never been cheaper to borrow money. Dispatch readers know the Federal Reserve has held its key interest rate near zero since 2008. The Fed has suppressed rates to encourage borrowing and spending. This makes it cheaper to take out a mortgage or car loan, or to borrow with a credit card. • Now lenders are suddenly issuing fewer real estate loans… The Wall Street Journal explains: [L]oans are becoming harder to secure even for safe investments such as well-leased buildings. That is because broader market volatility has caused lenders who sell off their loans via bonds known as commercial mortgage-backed securities to grow wary. While the segment made about $100 billion in loans last year, it has come to a virtual halt today, lending executives said. If that continues, it will become more difficult for landlords who took out 10-year loans in 2006 to refinance today. In addition to making fewer loans, lenders are lending out less cash on each loan they make. For the past several years, lenders would loan up to 75% of a property’s value. Now most lenders will only loan up to 65% or 70%, according to The Wall Street Journal. • The commercial property market could collapse without access to cheap money… Property prices could quickly plummet. Regular readers know that industries built on cheap money are incredibly fragile. If prices continue to fall, the commercial property market could crash hard and fast. This isn’t an isolated problem… How to “switch off” 99% of our advertising… The most common complaint we get from our readers is that we advertise too much. However, there is a way for you to “switch off” 99% of our advertising… With Casey Platinum, you get everything we publish, for life… That also means no more Casey Research ads. See here.center_img — Recommended Links –last_img read more

Some North Carolina residents are upset with the w

first_imgSome North Carolina residents are upset with the way state environmental officials conducted a meeting on coal ash ponds at two Duke Energy plants.The meeting was held Wednesday evening at the Jamestown campus of Guilford Technical Community College.The News & Record reports many neighbors of the Belews Creek Steam Station near Walnut Cove and the retired Buck Steam Station in Rowan County boycotted the meeting, saying it required travel on a weekday about dinner time.The state Department of Environmental Quality said the hearing was set midway between the two plants so neighbors of each plant would have similar commutes.There were four speakers at the session, one of them from Duke Energy. The meeting was adjourned after half an hour.last_img

Heres What Former Celebrity Apprentice Winner Bret Michaels Really Thinks About Trump

first_img From rock and roll to pet clothing, the Poison frontman is always looking for a good time. And for profit. Bret Michaels’ resume includes, but is not limited to, being the frontman for Poison, winning 2010’s Celebrity Apprentice, starring on Rock of Love With Bret Michaels and launching a line of pet clothing dubbed “Pets Rock” at PetSmart and a luggage collection at Overstock. Oh, and he also has a rock star suite at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya. But who doesn’t have one of those, right?I spoke with the multifaceted music man about creativity, risk taking and his opinion on a certain former boss who is now leader of the free world.What does the word entrepreneur mean to you?It’s a person who handles the world of business in a free-spirited manner. To be a good entrepreneur, you need to have that inner fire, nerves of steel, creativity and perhaps most important of all, the desire to take risks. You have to be confident without being arrogant. You are a leader but you can be led, which means that you need to listen to everyone around you. An entrepreneur doesn’t lose who they are and they manage to stay relevant.Related: All 7 Shark Tank Stars Share Tips on How to Become a MillionaireThat sounds a lot like the definition of a successful musician.You’re right. A musician stays true to who they are and looks out there to try and be relevant. It works for an entrepreneur as well.You talk about taking risks. What’s the greatest risk you’ve taken as an entrepreneur?I like a challenge. When I was in the middle of working on Rock of Love, I was asked to do Celebrity Apprentice. People around me said, “You’re nuts. Why would you take a risk like that? A lot of people look really bad on that show.” But that challenge was a turn on to me. I’m from Pennsylvania and come from a family of veterans. We’re always up for a firefight. It’s not that I don’t have fear. I just have enough courage to move forward.What was Donald Trump like when he was lording over Celebrity Apprentice?Trump was so unpredictable. He’s actually a very funny guy. When I was on the show I was what every entrepreneur should be: focused. I kept my eyes on the prize. I was totally focused on winning. I tried to be the best listener. It worked. I won.You’re always optimistic. Is that a necessary ingredient for an entrepreneur?I think so. I’m a dreamer but I’m also a realist. I call myself a “drealist”. You need to dream. You put a lot of hard work in to make that dream a reality.Related: 11 Habits of Truly Happy People How did the music industry prepare you for all of your other business and TV projects? It taught me one thing: adapt or die.What was it like when Nirvana pricked the hair metal bubble in 1991?I accepted that that was part of rock and roll. First of all, I loved Nirvana’s music and the other bands that came out of Seattle. We took Alice in Chains on its first arena tour. I loved everything about Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” I loved the video. I loved the song. To me “Teen Spirit” sounded like a new version of “Wild Thing.” I learned to adapt during the ‘90s. When you have a company, things will shift. You have to make changes on the fly.Related: This Elon Musk Heavy Metal Music Video Will Rock You Into the FutureWhat are you working on?I’m always working on music, but I have my attention on other things as well. That’s my entrepreneurial side. I’m working on a show called Surrealestate. It’ll be just like what it sounds like, surreal real estate. Maybe someone wants to build a farm in the middle of the city. Maybe someone wants an amazing body of water in the middle of Arizona. I’m also going to be in Sharknado 5. You’ll enjoy the opening scene.Any favorite inspirational quotes?”Have fun but get it done.” I’m quoting myself!How would you rate Trump as an entrepreneur?Donald Trump would be at the very top. Trump has the entrepreneurial spirit. He also has tough skin.Were you surprised he won the presidency?No. America is built on capitalism. Trump is all about capitalism and he is patriotic. You have to put money back into the pockets of people to make democracy work. Hopefully, Trump can make America a better place and I think he can do that if he starts with the entrepreneurial spirit. Here’s What Former ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ Winner Bret Michaels Really Thinks About Trump Add to Queue Fireside Chat | July 25: Three Surprising Ways to Build Your Brand Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Next Article Entertainment Ed Condran Learn from renowned serial entrepreneur David Meltzer how to find your frequency in order to stand out from your competitors and build a brand that is authentic, lasting and impactful. July 20, 2017 5 min read Guest Writer Writer and comedian –shares Image credit: Gary Miller | Getty Images Enroll Now for $5last_img read more

Symantec to Buy Blue Coat for 47 Billion to Boost Enterprise Unit

first_img Add to Queue Image credit: Reuters | Thomas White Register Now » Next Article Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Cybersecurity –shares June 13, 2016center_img Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business 3 min read Technology security firm Symantec Corp. said it would buy privately held cyber security company Blue Coat for $4.65 billion in a cash deal that will ramp up Symantec’s enterprise security business.Blue Coat helps protects companies’ web gateways from cyber attacks, a service that will complement Symantec’s existing offerings for large corporations such as email and endpoint security, Symantec executives said in an interview on Sunday.”Blue Coat brings capabilities from the web and for network-born threats, which combined with what we already offer will provide better protection for our customers,” said Ajei Gopal, Symantec’s interim president and chief operating officer.Symantec, which makes the Norton antivirus software, has been undergoing a transformation over the past year. It sold its data storage unit, Veritas, for $7.4 billion to a group led by Carlyle Group LP in January to gain the cash necessary turn around its core security software business.Chief Financial Officer Thomas Seifert said Symantec had been eyeing Blue Coat for a while and wanted to wait to have the separation of the Veritas unit behind the company before it made a move to buy it. He said the deal, which is expected to close in the third quarter, would be accretive immediately.By buying Blue Coat, 62 percent of Symantec’s revenue will now come from enterprise security, and it will be better positioned to compete with security players such as Palo Alto Networks Inc., FireEye Inc. and Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. Symantec will now have $4.4 billion in combined revenue.While it is shifting to focus more on enterprise security, Symantec has no immediate plans to sell its consumer unit, Seifert, the CFO said, adding that it is a highly profitable part of the company.By buying Blue Coat, Symantec also solves a leadership issue, with Blue Coat CEO Greg Clark becoming Symantec’s CEO. Symantec’s previous CEO, Michael Brown, left in April after the company reported disappointing quarterly results.Blue Coat had been preparing an initial public offering for later this summer. Its sale marks a quick turnaround for its private equity owner, Bain Capital LLC, which acquired Blue Coat Systems Inc. from fellow private-equity firm Thoma Bravo LLC for $2.4 billion last year.”We enjoyed a very productive partnership, and are excited to be a significant investor in the future of Symantec as the leading cyber security company in the world,” Bain managing director David Humphrey said in a statement. Humphrey will join Symantec’s board as the firm agreed to invest $750 million in convertible notes.Technology-focused private-equity firm Silver Lake Partners also agreed to invest $500 million in convertible notes of Symantec, which doubles its investment in Symantec to $1 billion.Symantec financial advisers were JP Morgan, Barclays Plc, Bank of America, Citigroup and Wells Fargo and its legal advisers were Fenwick & West and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. Blue Coat’s financial advisers were Goldman Sachs & Co, Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse and its legal advisers were Ropes & Gray and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.The Wall Street Journal first reported news of the deal Sunday.(Reporting by Liana Baker in San Francisco; Additional reporting by Parikshit Mishra in Bengaluru; Editing by Gopakumar Warrier) Reuters This story originally appeared on Reuters Symantec to Buy Blue Coat for $4.7 Billion to Boost Enterprise Unitlast_img read more