Some of the latest transfer speculation involving Chelsea…Eden Hazard has been outstanding for club and countrySpanish media outlets continue to link Real Madrid with Chelsea star Eden Hazard.Hazard, who has been in sensational form this season, was widely tipped to join Real during the summer transfer window. Now Don Balon claim Real boss Julen Lopetegui wants the club to fight to sign Hazard rather than Neymar, who has been linked with a move to the Bernabéu from Paris St-Germain.Don Balon claimed several times during the summer that a deal had been agreed for Hazard to move to Real, when in fact no offer had been made.Chelsea still being linked with RamseyReports continue to claim Chelsea want Aaron Ramsey. [Picture: Nick Potts/PA Wire]Chelsea have once again been linked with Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey.There has been speculation over Ramsey’s future for some time as his contract at the Emirates Stadium is due to expire next summer.It has repeatedly been claimed that Chelsea are interested in signing the Wales international.And, despite the Blues’ wealth of midfield options, Ramsey has again been touted for a possible move to Stamford Bridge.The Daily Mirror say Ramsey’s contract talks have broken down completely and that Chelsea and Manchester United are among clubs keen on him.The newspaper say there is now no contract offer on the table for Ramsey and that Arsenal stand to lose him on a free transfer at the end of the season.Speculation over Cahill’s future continuesGary Cahill has suggested he might leave ChelseaSheffield Wednesday are the latest club to be linked with Gary Cahill.It follows reports that Aston Villa are interested in taking their former defender back to the club he began his career with.The Sun say both Villa and Wednesday are keen on Cahill but that he wants to stay in the Premier League.The newspaper also claim Manchester United’s former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is monitoring Cahill’s situation.Cahill recently said he would seek a move when the transfer window reopens in January if he is still being overlooked by Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowAspireAbove.comUndoRome Hotels | Search AdsRome Hotels Might be Cheaper Than You ThinkRome Hotels | Search AdsUndoLifestly.com25 Celebs You Didn’t Realize Are Gay – No. 8 Will Surprise WomenLifestly.comUndoUsed Cars | Search AdsUsed Cars in Tuen Mun Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkUsed Cars | Search AdsUndoezzin.com20 Breathtaking Places to See Before You Dieezzin.comUndoFood World Magazine15 Fruits that Burn Fat Like CrazyFood World MagazineUndoDrhealth35 Foods That Should Never Be Placed in the RefrigeratorDrhealthUndoHappyTricks.comHer House Always Smells Amazing – Try her Unique Trick!HappyTricks.comUndo
21 April 2010 When the final match of the 2010 Fifa World Cup™ takes place at Soccer City in Johannesburg on 11 July, the coveted Fifa World Cup trophy will not be the only glittering golden object on show. The Adidas Jo’bulani, a gold-coloured version of the Adidas Jabulani, the official match ball of the 2010 Fifa, was unveiled as the official match ball for the final game of South Africa 2010 on Tuesday. The name Jo’bulani is a tribute to host city Johannesburg, commonly known both as the “City of Gold” and as Jo’burg. While the ball still features the iconic South African-inspired design of the Jabulani, the main colour of the Jo’bulani is gold. Jabulani mean “to celebrate” in isiZulu, one of South Africa’s 11 official languages. This is the second time that Adidas has designed a special ball for a Fifa World Cup final, following the golden Teamgeist Berlin ball that was used on 9 July 2006. The Jo’bulani became available in retail outlets on Tuesday. Both the Jabulani and the Jo’bulani feature Adidas’ newly developed “Grip’n’Groove” profile, which provides the best players in the world with a ball allowing an exceptionally stable flight and perfect grip. Comprising only eight, completely new, thermally bonded 3-D panels, which for the first time are spherically moulded, the ball is perfectly round and, according to Adidas, even more accurate than before. Source: Fifa.com
zoom Japan’s shipping majors Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK), Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) have missed the establishment date for their joint venture company despite claiming to have received all necessary approvals for compliance with local competition laws.According to the companies, the approvals were granted in regions and countries where compliance is required for the establishment of the new joint venture (JV), which will operate under the tradename Ocean Network Express (ONE).However, the trio has been faced with hurdles from the Republic of South Africa as the country’s competition commission decided to block their proposed merger in late June. The commission has prohibited the deal as it found that the structure of the container liner shipping market “is conducive to coordination based on previous collusive conduct in the container liner market in other parts of the world.”The companies said they expect to complete the approval process for compliance with competition law before the service commencement date of April 1, 2018.Furthermore, they informed that progress is being made towards completing the establishment of the new integrated container shipping business.“Overall, there is no impact on the three companies’ integration plans for the new container shipping business, and the service commencement date for the new company is likewise unchanged from April 1, 2018,” according to MOL.The trio earlier announced the expected establishment of a holding company and an operating company by July 1, 2017 for the integration of the three companies’ container shipping businesses, including terminal operation businesses outside Japan.In late June, the European Commission granted its approval for the creation of the joint venture, adding that it concluded that the proposed acquisition “would raise no competition concerns given the limited impact of the transaction on the routes to and from Europe and the fact that there would be sufficient competitive pressure from other competitors post transaction.”
New Delhi: Real estate firms have time till May 10 to communicate to their respective jurisdictional officers whether they want to continue with the old GST rates with input tax credit, failing which they will be deemed to have migrated to new tax rates. The GST Council had given the option to real estate companies to either opt for old rates of 12 per cent (for residential) and 8 per cent (affordable housing) with input tax credit (ITC) benefits or the new tax rates of 5 per cent for residential units and 1 per cent for affordable housing without the benefit of adjusting the credit on inputs used during construction. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalThe Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has issued a notification giving real estate companies a one-time option to choose either of the tax rates. “Provided that in case of ongoing project, the registered person shall exercise one time option … to pay central tax on construction of apartments in a project at the rates as specified …. by the 10th of May, 2019,” the CBIC said. In case, realtors do not exercise the option, they will be covered under the lower tax rate of 5 per cent and 1 per cent with effect from April 1, 2019, and will not be entitled to avail tax credit on inputs. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostMeanwhile, in a separate notification, the CBIC has asked the real estate companies that will be migrating to the new rates to prepare their books of accounts with regard to ITC and repay the over-used credit, if any, to the government in 24 instalments. Explaining the provision, AMRG & Associates Partner Rajat Mohan said builders opting for lower rate of taxes with effect from April 1 would have to recalculate eligible tax credit since the inception of GST based on the proportion of residential to commercial carpet area, sold to unsold units and invoiced to un-invoiced amount. “Based on the factual data if tax credit has been availed beyond permissible proportion, then such excess needs to paid back to tax authorities. In quite a few cases, such tax payment would be magnanimous, especially where the project is nearing completion, but unsold units lying in inventory are high. This will have a high tax risk on real estate sector and many may experience worst cash flow position since inception of GST,” Mohan said. Further the CBIC has also asked builders to maintain project wise account of inward supplies from registered and unregistered supplier.
14Sep Rep. Webber to meet with residents in Rochester Hills State Rep. Michael Webber will host an office hour event on Monday, Sept. 25 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Panera Bread, 2921 S. Rochester Road in Rochester Hills.“I am committed to making state government accessible and accountable to the people,” Rep. Webber said. “Understanding the issues is one of my top priorities as a state representative.”No appointment is necessary. Those unable to attend may contact Rep. Webber at 517-373-1773 or via email at [email protected] Categories: Webber News
A note from the editor:Please consider making a voluntary financial contribution to support the work of DNS and allow it to continue producing independent, carefully-researched news stories that focus on the lives and rights of disabled people and their user-led organisations. Please do not contribute if you cannot afford to do so, and please remember that DNS is not a charity. It is run and owned by disabled journalist John Pring and has been from its launch in April 2009. Thank you for anything you can do to support the work of DNS… The minister for disabled people is refusing to meet a coalition of disabled people’s organisations, in an apparent breach of the UN disability convention.The coalition wrote to Sarah Newton yesterday (Wednesday) to express its “deep disappointment and concern” about her refusal to meet them to discuss the UK’s failure to implement the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).The letter, signed by 14 prominent disabled leaders, asks Newton (pictured): “How can the government improve the lives of disabled people if it is not engaging directly with disabled people?”The UN committee on the rights of persons with disabilities told the UK government last September in its “concluding observations” that it needed to make more than 80 improvements to the ways its laws and policies affect disabled people’s human rights.In its review of the UK’s implementation of CRPD, the committee raised concerns and made recommendations on all but three of the 33 treaty articles the UK could have breached.Newton’s letter refusing a meeting was sent on 10 July, two weeks before international development secretary Penny Mordaunt told an international disability rights conference in London: “When disabled people are included, great things happen.”Mordaunt and her civil servants spent much of the Global Disability Summit last month telling other countries and organisations to sign up to a new Charter for Change.The charter calls on those signing it to “hold ourselves and others to account for the promises we have made here today” and to “strive for real change” through implementation of CRPD.CRPD says (in article four) that governments must, in implementing the convention, “closely consult with and actively involve persons with disabilities… through their representative organizations”.It also says (article 33) that “civil society, in particular persons with disabilities and their representative organizations, shall be involved and participate fully” in monitoring the implementation of the convention in each country.Newton’s letter appears to breach both article four and article 33 as the coalition has been seeking a ministerial meeting since February.Tracey Lazard, chief executive of Inclusion London, one of the coalition’s members, says in yesterday’s letter: “We are extremely disappointed that as minister for disabled people you are not able to find the time to meet with the only UK wide coalition of disabled people’s organisations set up to monitor and engage with the UK government on CRPD issues.”Other members of the UK CRPD Monitoring Coalition of Disabled People’s Organisations include Disability Wales, The Alliance for Inclusive Education, Disabled People Against Cuts, Sisters of Frida, Inclusion Scotland and the Mental Health Resistance Network, several of which are members of the Reclaiming Our Futures Alliance.In her two-paragraph letter to the coalition, Newton says she will not be able to meet with them “due to ongoing diary commitments” but “would be pleased to have my officials do so on my behalf”.It is not the first time that Newton’s commitment to disability rights has been questioned.Last December, she refused to explain why she had apparently failed to attend or organise any events – or even post a message of support on social media – on the UN’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD).The coalition’s letter also reminds Newton that she previously stated that she strongly welcomed a meeting to discuss how the government was implementing CRPD.In February, the coalition wrote to the prime minister, Theresa May, to question the lack of progress since the UN committee produced its “damning” report and to ask for a meeting to discuss their concerns.In her response, sent on 25 April, Newton said: “I strongly welcome your proposal of a meeting to discuss how Government is implementing the concluding observations of the Committee for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and planning to work with organisations led by disabled people.“This closely fits with work I have been leading with the Office for Disability Issues within government.”DWP had not been able to comment by 1.30pm today (Thursday), after being approached yesterday afternoon.
Author and cognitive science professor Steven Pinker (L), speaking with TED Conference curator Chris Anderson, told the big-ideas conference that technology has made the world better despite growing gloom “I can’t call these things social networks any more; I call them behavior modification empires.”Lanier and others at TED saw promise in titans such as Facebook and Google shifting to subscription models that have proven successful for Netflix and Amazon, with subsidies for those who need them. He advocated a subscription model with financially strapped people provided subsidies and all users paid for personal data that could be valuable to technology firms.”I am certain that the Googles and the Facebooks would do better in this world,” Lanier said.There was strong support for the idea of a “digital bill of rights” enshrining in law how people and their data should be treated in a technology-driven world.Keen attention was being paid to a new data protection standard, the General Data Protection Regulation, set to take effect in May in Europe, with a hope it would blaze a path for others.The standard gives web users much greater control over how their personal information is stored and used, with big fines for companies that break the rules.The upbeat viewSteven Pinker, a Harvard professor who has gained notoriety for an upbeat view of progress in the world, told the conference that feelings of gloom about the fate of humanity are misguided.”You can always fool yourself comparing dramatic headlines of the present with rose-tinted views of the past,” said Pinker, whose recent book “Enlightenment Now” makes the case that prosperity and other measures of well-being are on the rise, in large part due to technological innovation.”During the decades when the world has gotten happier and healthier, news has gotten darker,” Pinker said.”The unsolved problems facing the world today are gargantuan, but we must see them as problems to be solved and not inevitable outcomes.” The TED Conference focused more on the dark side of technology in light of the Facebook data scandal Citation: Tech dream still alive at TED gathering despite Facebook debacle (2018, April 14) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-04-tech-alive-ted-facebook-debacle.html Explore further © 2018 AFP A month after news of the data fiasco at Facebook dampened enthusiasm for the idea that innovation can cure all ills, the tech dream was still alive at the big-ideas TED Conference this week. Review: VR’s father worries about the technology’s future This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. TED attendees were keenly aware of recent tech troubles, from Facebook being called before Congress over user privacy to a self-driving Uber car’s accident that killed a woman pushing a bicycle across a street.”The beautiful story we told ourselves that if we just connected the world together everything would get better is not working out,” TED curator Chris Anderson told the gathering which ends Saturday.But even if the dream has been shaken, it is not broken, according to many of those attending the week-long deep-thinker conference.”Our situation with technology is complicated, but the big picture is rather simple,” Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Max Tegmark said in a TED talk.”We can either be complacent about the future, drift in a rudderless ship to our own obsolescence or be ambitious and think of how we want to steer our technology to an age of amazement.”Jaron Lanier, an author and technologist credited with pioneering virtual reality, contended that it was clear decades ago that “we were facing a knife-edge future” where the technology we love could be our undoing.”We have a challenge,” Lanier said during a talk on the TED stage. “We have to create a culture around technology that is so beautiful, so meaningful, so deeply filled with infinite potential that it draws us away from committing mass suicide.”Even amid the gloom of recent weeks, some TED speakers remained upbeat over the prospects for artificial intelligence to help improve the democratic process; for satellite technology to save marine life; and medical tech that delivers new mechanical limbs and organs.Free model in questionLanier said there needs to be more discussion on the current model of the internet in which free social networks and search engines rely on advertising, with targeting techniques growing increasingly precise.”What started out as advertising became behavior modification,” Lanier said.