Kansas ~ Corporate Income Tax: Permission to End Election to Two-Factor Apportionment Method Granted Individually

first_imgCCH Tax Day ReportFor corporate income tax purposes, the Kansas Department of Revenue has issued a private letter ruling discussing how to end a two-factor apportionment method election prior to the expiration of the 10-year period. The department stated that there are no specific requirements that must be met prior to the Secretary of Revenue considering such a request. Instead, each request is considered based on its facts and circumstances and decisions are made on a case-by-case basis.Private Letter Ruling No. P-2016-011, Kansas Department of Revenue, August 15, 2016, ¶201-877Other References:Explanations at ¶11-520last_img

EPA revokes water protection regulation

first_img(AP) The Trump administration says revoking an Obama-era rule on waters and wetlands would provide “much-needed regulatory certainty” for farmers, homebuilders and landowners.Writing in the Des Moines Register on Thursday, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works R.D. James call the Obama rule “an egregious power grab” that led to even isolated ponds being subjected to federal regulation.Wheeler and James say their proposed rule would clearly define “where federal jurisdiction begins and ends.” They say a new definition would be finalized in the winter.Environmentalists say the Trump administration move would leave millions of Americans with less safe drinking water.last_img

The Intel NUC: Interesting write-up on how to increase graphics performance

first_imgThe folks over at Legitreviews have an excellent how-to for improving graphics performance on the Haswell i5 NUC (doesn’t work for the i3).  I walked through what they suggest and in theory it should boost performance.  I decided not to try this on my i5 partly because it’s doing just fine as is for all the games my daughter plays on it, and partly because I don’t like to tempt fate.  The method in the article would work but it would also increase the temperature of the CPU, especially when under load…you know, like when you’re playing a graphics-intensive game. With no way to improve/increase cooling in the NUC it would make me nervous to run it hot.  It would probably be fine to run your system like this, but just as with overclocking a CPU you should proceed with caution. I’ve never been a huge overclocker because I like my stuff to last as long as possible and in the world of computers heat is the enemy.Still, if you want to squeeze every last drop of performance out of your i5 NUC, if you’re an overclock-aholic, and if you like being a little “dangerous” you can find their article here. One bit of (hopefully obvious) advice; read the WHOLE article. Don’t just read the first part and then dive in…know what you’re doing before you proceed.Good luck!Jasonlast_img read more

Bono earns praise for holding his own vs Fajardo

first_imgMOST READ Containing a behemoth like Fajardo is admittedly tall order, but Bono was still able make life difficult for the four-time PBA MVP while also making a good account of himself on the offensive end.Bono scored eight points on 4-of-4 shooting from the field in only 11 minutes.“You can’t stop June Mar. You just had to contain him. I’m just thankful for coach for giving me the opportunity,” said the former UAAP MVP.READ: Fajardo admits having a hard time vs BonoBono’s exemplary showing didn’t just garner praise from his own fort, but as well as from the opposing side as San Miguel coach Leo Austria also expressed glee with his former player’s performance.ADVERTISEMENT ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims “Coach just told me to get ready. I’m just thankful for the opportunity that coach gave me and I did my best to help the team. You’ll never know when coach will call your number, so I’m just ready,” Bono said.Though the Bolts went on to lose, 97-103, Bono’s presence was a huge boost in making a game out of the duel.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingREAD: Cabagnot, San Miguel weather Meralco comeback“I was happy with the way Ken played,” said Black. “He’s been hurt and he just came back to practice about a week ago, and he did pretty well tonight against June Mar. He did a pretty decent job of at least trying to push him out of the lane.” Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Blown leads cause for concern for SMB coach Austria PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO — It pays to be prepared, and for Ken Bono, he seized the moment when coach Norman Black called his number to guard June Mar Fajardo on Wednesday.Though surprised at first, the former Adamson standout did the best he could to at least slow down Fajardo as he held the fort for the Meralco frontline against the San Miguel giant in the second half.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Dutertecenter_img Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais LATEST STORIES BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives “I really congratulated him because I know what he can do. He’s one of the best shooters among big men and if he will focus on his conditioning, I think he will be given playing time,” Austria, who coached Bono at Adamson, said.The 33-year-old Bono hopes to get more opportunities to play.“Hopefully [I get to play more], but it depends on coach. I’m just ready every game,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Israel want FIFA probe after Argentina cancel pre-World Cup warm-up

first_imgIsrael Football Association (IFA) has demanded an investigation after Argentina cancelled their pre-FIFA World Cup warm-up against Israel this weekend.IFA said there were “terror elements” that forced Argentina to call off the match against Israel on Saturday.The match was scheduled to be played at Haifa but was moved to Jerusalem after Palestinian soccer officials called to burn replica shirts of Lionel Messi if he played.Palestinian soccer officials praised Argentina and their captain Messi on Wednesday for calling off the friendly match against Israel.Palestinian soccer officials say they would have had no issue if the match had been played in Haifa, but it should not have been moved to Jerusalem.”The Israelis tried to use Messi and those stars from Argentina, and I would like to thank them and appreciate their decision, which I think was on the right track,” Palestinian Football Association President Jibril Rajoub told a news conference in the West Bank city of Ramallah.At the news conference, there was a placard saying “From Palestine, thank you Messi” with Argentinian and Palestinian flags, under a big photo of Rajoub posing with the Barcelona ace.It was a change of tone from Rajoub, who on Sunday had called for Palestinians to burn pictures of Messi and replicas of his shirt if he took the field in Jerusalem.Israeli Sports Minister Miri Regev, who pushed for the game to be moved from Haifa to Jerusalem, dismissed accusations that her demand had caused its cancellation and said Messi, his teammates and his family had been threatened by “terror elements”.advertisement”The decision behind the cancellation is because of one reason only, the threats by terror elements sent to Messi, his family and to other players in the Argentina team,” Regev said, but she did not give any details on the nature of the threats.Argentine FA chief Claudio Tapia said earlier on Wednesday that there were “threats” but gave no details. He confirmed the match’s cancellation and apologised to Israeli fans.The IFA accused the Palestinians of crossing a “red line” by inciting anger towards the Argentinian players in order to scupper the match.”(Rajoub’s) aim was to harm our country through soccer,” IFA Chairman Ofer Eini said.”There is an issue of personal threats against players. If a politician publicly calls to burn a shirt, somebody could take it a step further. I don’t think that the people who run world soccer can ignore this,” he said.The Palestinians accused Israel of moving the match to Jerusalem to exploit the presence of Messi and other stars to underpin Israel’s claim to the Holy City.Israel considers all of Jerusalem its capital, while Palestinians want its eastern part as capital of their own state. Most countries say Jerusalem’s status must be left to be resolved in future peace talks, although U.S. President Donald Trump reversed American policy last year to recognise the city as Israel’s capital.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

Courtois not interested in Liverpool switch

first_imgTransfers Chelsea keeper Courtois not interested in Liverpool switch Nizaar Kinsella Click here to see more stories from this author Chelsea correspondent Last updated 1 year ago 16:53 5/31/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Thibaut Courtois Getty Images Transfers Real Madrid Chelsea Liverpool Premier League The Belgium international will not hold contract talks until after the World Cup, but he will not depart Stamford Bridge for a Premier League rival Thibaut Courtois remains in no rush to sign a new Chelsea deal but has no interest in signing for one of the Blues’ Premier League rivals.He has been associated with a move to Liverpool, but while he will not hold contract talks until after the World Cup, a switch to Anfield is not on the cards.The Belgium No.1 could move back to Madrid to be closer to his children, who still live in the Spanish capital, or he could remain at Stamford Bridge. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now He only has one year left on his current Chelsea deal and could depart for free at the end of next season.Real Madrid are considering an approach for a goalkeeper but he is just one of a number of names who interest the European champions, with Alisson, David De Gea, Gianluigi Donnarumma and Kepa Arrizabalaga on Zinedine Zidane’s shortlist.Paris Saint-Germain had explored the option of signing Courtois but they will go for Juventus’ legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, who represents a more affordable target as they come under Financial Fair Play (FFP) scrutiny.Atletico Madrid could be another option for Courtois but the good form of Jan Oblak sees them unlikely to move unless they are forced into a sale of their highly rated shot-stopper. Courtois enjoyed three successful seasons on loan at Atleti and the club’s location could tempt the 26-year-old to re-sign there one day.Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia, meanwhile, will re-open talks, which were last held in December, after the World Cup.She is currently working on bringing in a new manager to Chelsea with Maurizio Sarri continuing talks in Milan to take over from Antonio Conte, whose departure has still yet to be announced. The change in manager is unlikely to influence Courtois’ decision.last_img read more

Here’s What Gift Package Louisville, LSU Players Get From Citrus Bowl

first_imgThe Citrus Bowl logo.Instagram/@lsufootballEach LSU and Louisville player will receive a special gift package from the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl.Every bowl game presents the players participating in the contest with a special gift package, win or lose, and here’s what LSU and Louisville players will have in theirs from the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl:Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl: $305 Best Buy shopping trip; Timely Watch Co. watch; EA Sports video game; ISlide sandals; $25 Buffalo Wild Wings gift cardNot a bad haul! Of course, its mostly a token gesture for college athletes who are playing the game for free, but it’s better than nothing.The No. 13 Louisville Cardinals and No. 20 LSU Tigers face off Dec. 31 at 10 a.m. E.T. You can catch the game on ABC.last_img

MPC Container Ships Continues with Fleet Growth

first_imgzoom MPC Container Ships, a Norway-based owner and operator of container vessels formed in April 2017, has acquired six boxships in a portfolio transaction from various owners.As informed, the newly purchased fleet comprises one 2,700 TEU and five 1,300 TEU vessels.“The company’s investment for this fleet totals USD 57 million, including working capital and dry docking reserves. Given current market charter rates, all vessels generate positive operating cash flows,” MPC Container Ships said.This transaction brings the company’s fleet to 20 vessels of which 14 are already operated by the MPC Container Ships.The takeover of the remaining vessels is expected to be completed by the end of September 2017.After completion of this transaction, around 80% of the gross proceeds of USD 175 million from two equity private placements in April and June 2017 has been successfully deployed, according to the company.In the past few months, MPC Container Ships bought a number of ships. The most recent purchase was completed earlier this month and includes the 2,212 TEU AS Angelina.last_img read more

Citizenship abortion unions trees Friday on the campaign trail

first_imgAndrew Scheer was out promoting his plan to tackle gang-related violence Friday but found himself on the defensive about his dual citizenship and other tight spots instead of the signature Conservative tough-on-crime agenda.The Conservative leader was in Toronto Friday morning to talk about his crime platform, which would see the Canada Border Services Agency do more to stop guns from being smuggled in from the United States. It also promises new mandatory minimum sentences for some gang-related offences.Yet, Scheer was still having to spend a lot of time talking about how he is in the process of renouncing the dual American-Canadian citizenship he has through his U.S.-born father, and why he had never said anything publicly about it until now.Scheer, who said he has never renewed his U.S. passport as an adult, said he did not begin the process of giving up his American citizenship until August, despite having decided to do so after winning the Conservative leadership race in 2017.“It’s not a big deal in Canada for people to have dual citizenship,” Scheer said Friday morning.The Conservatives, however, had attacked former NDP leader Thomas Mulcair, as well as former Liberal leader Stephane Dion, over their dual citizenship with France. Mulcair obtained his citizenship through his wife, who was born in France, and Dion through his mother, also born there.When asked whether he had brought up his own situation then, Scheer said: “I wasn’t leading the party at that time.”Scheer also faced questions about whether he had ever earned any U.S. income (no), whether he had registered for the draft with the U.S. Selective Service, as required by law (he did not know, but the party has since confirmed he did) and when his U.S. passport expired (he would have to check).The Liberals made a thinly veiled reference to the issue when they sent out a scornful news release about the Conservatives’ approach to law and order.“Andrew Scheer wants to bring American-style gun laws to Canada,” said the statement from Liberal candidate Bill Blair, a former Toronto police chief.Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, in his efforts to convince Canadians to give him a second mandate, has been comparing Scheer to Ontario Progressive Conservative Premier Doug Ford, whose government is in a labour dispute with education workers that could shut down schools next week.“I think people in Ontario understand that there have been strikes at the education level against every political party who has been in office,” Scheer said when asked what impact that could have on his electoral fortunes.To a lesser extent, Trudeau has also been linking Scheer to Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, who was a longtime cabinet minister under former Conservative prime minister Stephen Harper and was viewed as a strong contender to replace him, before deciding not to join the race Scheer won.Kenney, who now heads Alberta’s United Conservative Party, is hitting the campaign trail in Ontario on Friday in support of Scheer.The Conservative leader also found himself, once again, discussing abortion and LGBTQ rights. The Conservatives, who have pledged to cut foreign aid by 25 per cent should they win the Oct. 21 election, have said they would maintain the Liberal commitment to spend $700 million annually on support for sexual- and reproductive-health rights around the world.But a party spokesman told The Canadian Press they would not take pick a side in a battle taking place at the United Nations, where a U.S.-led coalition is trying to remove language about sexual- and reproductive-health rights from official documents.“We are not going to have a divisive debate here in Canada or at the international level,” Scheer said when asked about it Friday.Meanwhile, Scheer was also asked about an interview that Heather Leung, the Conservative candidate in the B.C. riding of Burnaby North-Seymour, gave to local news outlet Burnaby Now, about a policy the local school board adopted in 2011 to curtail bullying of LGBTQ students.Leung suggested in the video, which the news outlet posted to YouTube in 2013, that LGBTQ people need to “recruit” children.“Our party stands for inclusiveness and the rights of all Canadians, including LGBT Canadians, and will always do,” Scheer said when asked about the video on Friday, although he said he had not seen it. The Leung campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment Friday afternoon.The Liberals took their own hits Friday on an issue that Trudeau has made, for better or for worse, central to his legacy as prime minister.Ottawa is asking the Federal Court to review a September ruling by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, which found the federal government had discriminated against First Nations children living on reserves by not adequately funding child and family services.It also ordered children and their families be given the highest level of compensation it can award.Trudeau said he agrees with many of the tribunal’s findings, including that victims should be compensated, but that more time is needed for consultation than the tribunal gave with its Dec. 10 deadline, especially since Canada is in the middle of an election campaign.“We need time to be able to do that and get it right, because Canadians expect us to get it right and Indigenous Peoples expect us to get it right,” Trudeau said at a campaign stop in Saint-Anaclet, Que.New Democrat Leader Jagmeet Singh condemned the decision to challenge the ruling.“This is a moral failure, this is unjust, this is continuing an injustice,” he said in Saskatoon.Singh said an NDP government would accept the ruling and provide compensation.Scheer has said a Conservative government would ask for a judicial review.Meanwhile, Jaime Battiste, the Liberal candidate in the Nova Scotia riding of Sydney-Victoria, issued an apology after the Toronto Sun shared past racist and sexist remarks he had made on social media.Battiste told the newspaper he had said those things during tough times in his life, and that his views have changed.Singh was campaigning in Saskatchewan on Friday, a province in which his party has a rich history but where some say his decisions have made the grassroots restless.The NDP won three seats in Saskatchewan in 2015 after 15 years of being shut out. But Singh’s position against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and the way in which Regina Lewvan MP Erin Weir was ousted over harassment allegations have longtime Saskatchewan New Democrats worried those gains could be wiped out in the Oct. 21 election.Singh’s decision to cast out Weir prompted almost 70 party members in Saskatchewan to sign a letter that accused Singh of denying Weir due process and of unfairly maligning Weir’s character.Singh was abrupt when asked about Weir in Saskatoon on Friday.“I made a decision. I stand by it. I’m ready for next question,” he said as his supporters cheered.Singh’s bigger issue in Saskatchewan could be his opposition to twinning the Trans Mountain pipeline and his position that he wouldn’t impose national infrastructure projects on provinces. Both run counter to strong support for oil pipelines in the land-locked province.Elizabeth May says the Green party will plant 10 billion trees over the next 30 years if elected to reduce carbon and recover vast areas of land devastated by wildfires across Canada.The Green leader said Friday the climate emergency calls for Canada to embark on a massive tree-planting initiative in fire-ravaged areas because trees rebuild ecosystems, cool urban environments and store large amounts of carbon.May announced her plan while standing in a small meadow in a Victoria-area park surrounded by trees, but metres away from a major traffic artery.“Replanting forests is critical,” she said. Restoring forest ecosystems is critical. Protecting old-growth-forests is critical. They hold immense amounts of carbon as a sink.”May said the Green plan also involves employing jobless forest workers to plant seedlings, remove fire-charred trees and cut fire-break areas to protect communities from future wildfires.May did not have immediate budget estimates for the Green forests initiative but said money proposed for the Trans Mountain pipeline project and other current federal funds would help pay for the campaign pledge.last_img read more

Hundreds rally in Montreal for Indigenous women in ValdOr

first_imgAPTN National NewsHundreds of people gathered Thursday night in downtown Montreal.They called on the people of Quebec to join them in their demand for justice.That message was delivered in solidarity with the women in Val-d’Or who have accused the Surete du Quebec detachment there of physical and sexual abuse.APTN’s Danielle Rochett has this story.last_img

Yasin Malik-led JKLF banned by Centre

first_imgNew Delhi: The Yasin Malik-led Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) was banned on Friday for “promoting” secession of the militancy-hit state from the Union of India, officials said here.Banning the outfit under various provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act after a high-level meeting on security chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, officials said the Centre is of the opinion that the JKLF is “in close touch with militant outfits” and is supporting extremism and militancy in Jammu and Kashmir and elsewhere. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsThey said the outfit claims “secession of a part of the Indian territory from the union” and supports terrorist and separatist groups fighting for this purpose. Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba said the JKLF has been banned as the government has a policy of zero tolerance against terrorism. The JKLF has been at the forefront of separatist activities in J-K and was involved in the killings of Kashmiri Pandits in 1989 leading to their exodus from the valley, he said. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayThe home secretary said the government is committed to relentlessly pursuing a policy of curbing the activities of secessionist groups which are a threat to the country. The other reason for banning the outfit was that the cadres of the JKLF were indulging in activities intended to disrupt the territorial integrity of India, the officials said. Malik is at present lodged in Kot Balwal jail in Jammu, and is likely to face trial in the three-decade-old case of kidnapping of Rubaya Sayeed, the daughter of the then Union Home Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed, and gunning down of four IAF personnel in Srinagar. The JKLF was founded by Pakistani national Amanullah Khan in mid-1970 at Birmingham in the United Kingdom and came into prominence in 1971 when its member hijacked an Indian Airlines plane flying from Srinagar to Jammu.last_img read more

States & UTs get 3,120 ‘rape probe kits’ for medico-legal progress & evidence gathering

first_imgNew Delhi: Over 3,100 special kits for collecting blood and semen samples, besides other evidence, to carry out immediate investigations into sexual assault cases have been distributed among States and Union Territories by the Ministry of Home Affairs, officials said on Sunday. The Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kits (SAECK) or ‘rape investigation kits’ are designed to carry out immediate medico-legal investigation and aid in furnishing evidence in sexual assault and rape cases. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsThe MHA has procured 3,120 SAECK and distributed to the States and UTs, a senior MHA official said. Each of these kits comprises essential items that will aid in furnishing evidence such as blood and semen samples in sexual assault and rape cases, thus helping the prosecution to gather evidence against the accused. The kits are expected to help law enforcement agencies to ensure effective investigation in a timely manner for better prosecution and convictions in sexual assault cases, the official said. The kit has a set of test tubes and bottles, which mention contents and specifications. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayThese kits also contain instructions on collection of evidence from the crime scene. The SAECKs would be sent to the closest laboratory and within two months the results would be out. Police and medical officers are being given training on how to use the kits in the event of any such case happening in their area of jurisdiction. “We have already trained 2,575 investigators, 1,648 prosecutors and 927 doctors from various States and UTs both for systematic collection of evidence and as master trainers,” another official said. The SAECKs or ‘rape investigation kits’ were procured with financial support under the Central government’s ‘Nirbhaya Fund’, which was named after the 2012 Delhi gang-rape victim. States will procure additional SAECKs as per requirements gradually. There are around 15,640 police stations in 29 states and seven union territories in the country. Incidents of crime against women rose from 3,29,243 in 2015 to 3,38,954 in 2016. In 2015, as many as 34,651 cases of rape were registered in the country. The figure increased to 38,947 in 2016, according to the data of the National Crime Records Bureau. The data for 2017 and 2018 is yet to be published. The Directorate of Forensic Sciences (DFSS), a wing of the Home Ministry, has issued two guidelines — one for investigators and prosecutors for collection, storage and transportation of forensic evidence in sexual assault cases; and the second for medical officers dealing with sexual assault cases.last_img read more

Mexican Senate passes labour overhaul to ensure union freedom

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s Senate has approved a labour law overhaul aimed at ensuring workers can freely vote for their union representation and contracts.The new law requires secret-ballot union votes and proof of workers’ consent for contracts. The changes are needed to win approval of the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, which was negotiated to replace the old NAFTA accord.Mexico’s labour movement has long been stymied, and wages kept low, by pro-government unions that sign contracts and organize plants behind workers’ backs.Since President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took office Dec. 1, labour unions already have staged a wave of strikes and formed new federations to take advantage of the greater freedom.The bill approved Monday night now goes to the president to be signed into law.The Associated Press read more

Two PTL officials remanded after failing to meet bail conditions

Perpetual Treasuries Limited (PTL) Chief Dealer Nuwan Salgado and the IT officer of the company Sachitra Devathanthri were arrested today and granted bail only to remanded after failing to meet the bail conditions.They were arrested over the treasury bond scam but were later granted bail after being produced before the Fort Magistrate. The Attorney General (AG) had informed court that the two suspects will appear in the case as state witnesses. Nuwan Salgado and Sachitra Devathanthri were ordered released on a surety bail of Rs 300,000 each. However they had failed to meet the bail conditions and were ordered to be remanded. (Colombo Gazette)

PrairieSky posts profits of 575 million in first full quarter since spinoff

PrairieSky posts profits of $57.5 million in first full quarter since spinoff CALGARY – PrairieSky Royalty Ltd. (TSX:PSK) posted profits that beat analyst expectations in its first full quarter since being spun off from Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA) in May.Net income in the third quarter was $57.5 million or 44 cents per share, ahead of the 31 cents per share analysts polled by Thomson Reuters had on average been expecting.Funds from operations were $68.7 million, or 53 cents per share.Revenues were $87.7 million.During the quarter PrairieSky brought in $7.4 million in “compliance revenue.”“Although these revenues will be irregular, the success of our forensic accounting work during the third quarter showcases the benefit from actively monitoring lease terms and contractual provisions,” the company said in a release.In its quarterly report, PrairieSky acknowledged weakness in oil prices was a challenge.“The recent decline in commodity prices is expected to impact 2015 budgets as producers establish conservative capital programs for at least the first half of the year,” it said.“We will continue to seek new operators on unleased lands while maintaining our successful compliance efforts.”As part of a sweeping new strategy unveiled a year ago, Calgary-based Encana decided to separate a big chunk of its royalty lands into a new publicly traded company. PrairieSky makes money by allowing other energy companies to develop oil and gas on its land, which spans 5.2 million acres in southern and central Alberta.Encana raised about $1.67 billion from the initial public offering of PrairieSky in May. In September, Encana raised a further $2.6 billion by selling its remaining stake in Prairie Sky. by The Canadian Press Posted Nov 3, 2014 3:30 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

iPad Scalpers Buy Out Apple Flagship Store

first_imgWith sell outs, long lines, and repeatedly pushed-back shipping times, it’s perhaps not surprising that the scalpers are getting into the iPad 2 business in a big way. The tablets are currently selling for exorbitant amounts online, through sites like eBay. Resellers also have plans to sell the things in China.The New York Post has a piece about the lengths scalpers are going to clean out Apple locations, namely the company’s flagship glass storefront on 59th street. The paper illustrated a scene in which five men walked down a line of roughly 200 people, handing out $100 dollar bills to pick up the devices (and keep with Apple’s strict per-person limit).“The ones we bought today are already on their way to China,” the “ringleader” told the paper. “It’s been pretty crazy.” The iPad 2 can apparently resell for as much as $2,000 a piece–well over double the asking price of the most expensive model.last_img read more

Just 9 of Travellers sit the Leaving These education findings are frightening

first_img https://jrnl.ie/3196653 The Further Education and Training Strategy has no Traveller specific targets or actions.The National Skills Strategy has no Traveller specific targets or actions.The Action Plan for Education contains only one Traveller specific action (that’s third level). Martin Collins By Martin Collins 2,761 Views THIS WEEK’S ESRI report “A Social Portrait of Travellers” is a stark reminder of the inequality and exclusion that Travellers experience in Irish society.The report both confirms and gives legitimacy to what Traveller organisations have been saying for years. Travellers continue to face discrimination, exclusion and poor outcomes from service provision in education, work, housing and health.Education is vitalThe report gives particular focus to education and this is seen as crucial to addressing poverty, unemployment and living circumstances. I would even suggest that equal outcomes for Travellers in education are crucial in addressing inequality and exclusion of Travellers generally.Some of the education findings are frightening and are a poor reflection on our society. For example, Travellers are over 50 times more likely to leave school without the Leaving Certificate in comparison to the non-Traveller population.86% of the settled population complete formal education, this is compared with only 9% of Travellers. The research tells us that Travellers have benefited less from improvements in education since the 1960s.Education is a social determinant of quality of lifeIt is recognised by the World Health Organisation that education is a social determinant of good health, well-being, status and overall quality of life. Therefore it is very disconcerting that we have seen huge and disproportionate cuts to Traveller education and Traveller supports generally.For example, in 2011 Traveller specific education supports were cut by 86.6%. We still don’t have a Traveller Education Strategy or an education implementation plan. It is also the case that: Lack of fundingThe only strategy which has sought to target Travellers is the National Strategy for Equity of Access at third level which we welcome, and which Pavee Point was actively involved in. Unfortunately, Pavee Point has had to close our education programme due to lack of funding.This programme was funded for the last four years by a charity. This programme was instrumental in engaging Travellers with the formal education system.What we need to see is funding for Traveller education reinstated and ringfenced. We need the reconvening or establishment of a National Education Advisory Committee. We need to have a very clear Traveller education strategy with very specific targets, timescales and budgets.This needs to cover primary, secondary and third level education. It is really important that the evidence in this report informs policy and policy implementation and should feed into the National Traveller and Roma Inclusion Strategy and other policy making arenas, if it is to create positive outcomes for Travellers.We need specific targeted measures for TravellersThe report acknowledges the need for specific targeted measures for Travellers which is to be welcomed. And this echoes a recent assessment of Ireland by the EuropeanCommission that says:“A mainstreamed approach is sufficient when outcomes are identical for all components of the target group. When evidence shows a clear gap between the situation of Roma and Travellers versus the rest of society (ie regarding their health and housing) policies should be adjusted and specific measures should also be developed.”We are all challenged by the ongoing inequalities faced by Travellers in Irish society and we need to be more ambitious and innovative in our approaches to this task. It is vitally important that we adopt a constructive partnership approach between Traveller organisations and the State in this process.Martin Collins has been a Traveller activist for over 30 years and is a founding member of Pavee Point Travellers Centre, of which he is now Co-Director. Watch: Labour minister’s blistering criticism of attitudes towards Travellers>Column: Denying Traveller ethnicity makes Ireland a rogue state> Just 9% of Travellers sit the Leaving: ‘These education findings are frightening and a poor reflection on society’ We need to be more ambitious and innovative in tackling Traveller inequality, writes Martin Collins.center_img Jan 22nd 2017, 8:30 AM Share Tweet Email3 Sunday 22 Jan 2017, 8:30 AM Short URL 157 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

UPDATE Santee escapee still missing from the Las Colinas Detention and Reentry

first_imgUPDATE: Santee escapee still missing from the Las Colinas Detention and Reentry Facility Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter April 7, 2019 Updated: 8:05 PM Posted: April 7, 2019center_img KUSI Newsroom 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 SettingsSANTEE (KUSI) – San Diego County Crime Stoppers today offered a reward of up to $1,000 for anyone with information on the woman who escaped from a Santee jail Saturday night.Destiny Guns, 22, was discovered missing from the Las Colinas Detention and Reentry Facility at 451 Riverview Parkway around 6 p.m. Saturday. She had last been seen by San Diego County Sheriff’s deputies about a half-hour before.Guns was arrested on April 1 on suspicion of possessing a stolen car, a news release from Crime Stoppers said. She has prior convictions for shoplifting and other theft-related offenses.Guns was described as 5-feet-2-inches tall and 100 pounds with green eyes and brown hair. She has a tattoo of an elephant skull on her right arm and of a grasshopper on her chest. At the time of her escape, Guns was wearing a white top and blue pants. She is a low level prisoner and doesn’t have a history of violence.Anyone with information on Guns’ whereabouts was asked to call the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department at (858) 565-5200 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

Senators want FCC to investigate whether carriers throttle YouTube Netflix

first_img Amazon Sprint Tags Read the Rylo camera preview Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. 1 Turo Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Internet Tags FCC’s Ajit Pai: Net neutrality repeal helps rural broadband $210 at Best Buy See It $6 at Tidal Read DJI Osmo Action preview Sarah Tew/CNET Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) In a letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, senators called for an investigation.  Alex Edelman / Getty Images In a letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, three US senators are calling for an investigation into whether US mobile carriers are throttling traffic to certain streaming apps like YouTube and Netflix without telling customers.The letter, sent Wednesday by Democratic Sens. Edward Markey of Massachusetts, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Ron Wyden of Oregon, said that throttling could be a violation of Federal Communications Commission transparency rules. They cite a study from Northeastern University and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst that almost every US cellular company throttles at least one streaming video service. Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Share your voice See at Turo See it Chris Monroe/CNET Read the AirPods review Comment Sarah Tew/CNET The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) $999 What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Best Buy Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Sarah Tew/CNET DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X See at Amazon $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express $999 Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go.center_img $59 at eBay DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Sarah Tew/CNET $999 JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) $60 at Best Buy Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) 6:22 $155 at Google Express Angela Lang/CNET Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Rylo Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Markey, Blumenthal and Wyden said that upon reaching out to the carriers in question, they didn’t receive sufficient explanation for what was going on.”The lack of clear and complete information that the carriers provided in response to congressional inquiries should prompt the Commission to investigate the carriers’ practices and determine if they violate the existing transparency rules,” the letter said. The senators are asking for a response from the FCC by Feb. 27.This comes after the 2017 vote to repeal net neutrality, the Obama-era rules that kept broadband providers from slowing or blocking access to the internet or from charging companies to get faster access. The FCC, YouTube and Netflix didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Boost Mobile Comments CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $999 Now playing: Watch this: See It Apple iPhone XS $520 at HP I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. $299 at Amazon Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. 7 FCC Netflix YouTube,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. 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Seeking Democratic nom De La Fuente campaigns instate in Sitka

first_imgWhile Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton marshaled support in Washington this weekend, a lesser known candidate – Rocky De La Fuente  came to Alaska. De La Fuente was the only presidential hopeful in the state for the democratic caucus. And he brought his campaign – with its dark horse ambitions – to Sitka.Democratic presidential candidate Rocky De La Fuente in Sitka (Photo by Emily Kwong, KCAW – Sitka)Sixty-one-year old Rocky De La Fuente is the most determined Democratic candidate you’ve never heard of. The Mexican-American businessman filed his candidacy on October 1st, months after Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. But it was another candidate who sparked his campaign.“When Mr. Trump called everyone every name in the book, I was expecting to have a world wide contra reaction,” De La Fuente said. “I was expecting the President of the U.S., the president of Argentina, there wasn’t one person who said A, B, or C. So the question is I said, somebody has to stand to that man.”Trump’s affront on the Latin-American community inspired De La Fuente. But the two men are similar in a few ways: both are wealthy businessmen with no political experience who want to shake up the establishment and appeal to working-class Americans. But De La Fuente’s base is very different: immigrants, the homeless, and people of color. He was caucusing in Arizona and met a young girl named Renata, who started crying.“She says, I won’t be able to see my grandfather. Why not? Somebody’s building a wall,” said De La Fuente.Immigration reform is at the top of his priority list.“We have 11 million people in this country that do not have their papers,” De La Fuente said. “I consider those 11 million people assets. I don’t consider them liabilities. They’re here. I didn’t bring them here. But if we’re going to grow this country and we’re going to generate 34 million jobs, I need those 11 million here. I need them working. I need them legal. And I need them to pay taxes.”De La Fuente is pro-gun and supports the Affordable Care Act, but thinks it needs to be change. He endorses gay marriage and abortion, but thinks states should have the right to choose. He’s an unusual blend of stances. And he thinks it’s enough for him to be an alternative to front runner Hillary Clinton.“The lady thinks she’s queen,” said De La Fuente. “This is a democracy. This is not a dynasty. Do we have to elect the wife of a president?”De La Fuente has picked up zero delegates, but as far as fringe candidates go, he’s doing okay. He appeared on more state ballots than former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, who withdrew after a poor showing in Iowa.To his disappointment, though, he did not appear on the ballot in Washington this weekend.“Even though I qualified for 44 states, in Seattle they put me as other,” De La Fuente said. “So the Democratic Party has said Washington, you cannot vote for this man because he doesn’t exist.”So, he came to Alaska which he’s visited numerous times on cruise ships  – he even owned a 165-foot catcher-processor out of Dutch Harbor at one point –  and took part in the District 35 caucus. For a state this large in size, there are few delegates up for grabs – just 20. De La Fuente would have needed at least 15% of the room to pick up any. He netted 11 votes, making him not viable. But he seemed undeterred. I asked De La Fuente why he keeps with it, given the odds.“It’s a 56 kilometer race,” said De La Fuente. “So you cannot judge a race just because somebody is leading the first 10 kilometers or the first 20 kilometers. The question is, “Who is going to cross that finish line?”De La Fuente’s campaign – which is entirely grassroots – even developed a game called “Rocky Run.” Available on iPhone and Android, De La Fuente is a horse you can pit against horses “Hillary Pigton” and “Don Bulltromp.” With the brush of a finger, you can jump over obstacles.And his eyes light up when he mentions that the Democratic National Convention will be in Philadelphia. Because as you may have noticed, he shares a name with another underdog, Rocky Balboa.“All my life, I’ve been an underdog,” De La Fuente said. “All my life, I’m a minority. We have two type of people: we have the hard-working people that work and we have the government that’s trying to do everything they can to stop us. Imagine if  we can all be working with the same objective. And let’s make America ten times greater than what it is today.”And in his pursuit of greatness, De La Fuente has his eyes on the June 7th primary in California, where he does business in 45 cities. “At least,” he says, “My employees can vote for me.”last_img read more