Capiz taxpayers told not wait for deadline rush

first_imgThe Bureau of Internal Revenue in Capiz reminds taxpayers to settle their second installment as deadline approaches on Oct. 15. BUSINESSWORLD ROXAS City – The Bureau of InternalRevenue (BIR) reminded Capiz taxpayers to settle their remaining income tax toavoid penalties.                 “To avoid penalty, please pay on orbefore the deadline,” she said.  According to De Aro, the secondpayment for taxable year 2016 was due last July 15, 2017, while the deadlinefor the payment of the second installment for 2017 was on July 15, 2018 and forthe year 2018 on Oct. 15 this year.    center_img Eralen De Aro, officer of RevenueDistrict 72 here, has called on those who have not yet settled their secondinstallment, to make necessary steps with the BIR.  She added taxpayers can inquire abouttheir payments through the BIR personnel in their respective municipalities.TheBIR earlier granted two installment schedules for the payment of income taxes.(With a report fromPIA-Capiz/PN)last_img read more

Drug suspect falls in sting op

first_imgThe suspect was detained, facing chargesfor violation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of2002./PN Five sachets of suspected shabu valuedaround P10,000 were seized from 36-year-old resident Darwin Tabotabo ofBarangay 20, a police report showed. An antidrug officer inspects items seized from Darwin Tabotabo during an entrapment operation in Barangay 19, Bacolod City on Feb. 3. POLICE STATION 9/BCPO BACOLOD City – A drug suspect was nabbedin a sting operation in Barangay 19.center_img Aside from suspected illegal drugs, aP300 marked money was also recovered from him, police said. Officers of Police Station 6 staged theentrapment operation which led to the arrest of Tabotabo around 6:30 p.m. onFeb. 3.last_img

Allardyce sings Carroll’s praises

first_img After Matt Jarvis had put the Hammers ahead, Carroll teed up Kevin Nolan for the goal which killed the game off and pushed Wigan, who who had dominated for long periods, a step closer to relegation. Carroll has now contributed two assists and three goals in West Ham’s last four matches and Allardyce wants to keep him at Upton Park next season. “He was very, very good, even with the limited supply we gave him,” said Allardyce, who feels that each impressive performance strengthens West Ham’s chances of keeping Carroll. “I think it improves it, personally. Whether it can be done at the end of the season, we have to wait and see.” West Ham manager Sam Allardyce branded on-loan striker Andy Carroll as “critical” to the club’s future after he played a central role in sealing a 2-0 win against Wigan. He added: “It proves we are buying a player that is critical to our development programme. “We have to be better next season than this season. If we haven’t got Andy Carroll next year, we have to produce a big big money signing to get someone of his quality first and foremost, besides the rest that we need.” Allardyce confirmed that terms on a new contract have been agreed but he expects the club’s owners David Gold and David Sullivan will not want him to sign until West Ham are mathematically safe from relegation. “We are absolutely delighted to be on 42 points with four games to go,” said Allardyce, who believes the Wigan victory has effectively secured West Ham’s place in the top flight. “Mathematically we are not safe but I can see us picking some more points up between now and the end of the season. The contract is sorted. I will (sign it). I don’t know whether the owners want us to be mathematically safe.” Jarvis put West Ham ahead and Nolan sealed the victory with his 100th career goal but Allardyce was full of praise for a defensive effort which kept Wigan at bay. “I am pleased for Kevin. It must have played on his mind that he was on 99 goals because has waited so long to get his 100 and now he has got it with great technique,” Allardyce said. “When we didn’t have the ball, which was for long periods, we were excellent in our defending today. We were very resilient and dogged.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Bearnai eyes another National

first_img “There’s not a bother on him. It was a good run and showed he retains some of his old ability,” said Gibney. “We have no plans set in stone. I suppose we have to think about the Irish National again. We went to Aintree last year and it didn’t work out. We won’t be going back. “Fairyhouse is only up the road. If he’s in good form we’ll go there again.” The 13-year-old took the valuable staying handicap chase in 2012 and was 11th behind Shutthefrontdoor last April, but that effort came just 16 days after he ran in the Crabbie’s Grand National at Aintree. Lion Na Bearnai showed he was no back number when going down by only a length to Los Amigos at Fairyhouse last weekend. Tom Gibney’s evergreen veteran Lion Na Bearnai may try to win the Boylesports Irish Grand National for a second time on Easter Monday.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

New governance report calls for restructuring, diversity in CWI board

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados, (CMC) – Not for the first time, a governance report has urged Cricket West Indies(CWI) to undertake “comprehensive reform”, and has recommended a restructuring of its board to achieve greater efficiency in managing the sport across the region.The Independent Task Force for Corporate Governance, headed by Jamaican businessman and senator Don Wehby, this week submitted its final 36-page report to the regional governing body, which has called for a reduction in the size of the board and a greater diversity in gender and skillset in its composition.Further, the report has also proposed a redefinition of the roles of the president and vice-president to make them more “non-executive” and has mooted a drastic reduction in internal committees in an aim to address the old bureaucratic structure.CWI president Ricky SkerrittCWI president Ricky Skerritt, whose administration commissioned the report after coming to office last year, said it was now in the hands of directors but hoped to see its ultimate implementation.“Governance reform is one of the important promises vice president Kishore Shallow and myself made prior to our election last year,” Skerritt said. “When all is said and done, we expect that the Wehby Report will be seriously considered by the Directors and member representatives. The task force and stakeholders can be assured that we will do all we can to ensure the implementation of this report.”University of the West Indies vice-chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, along with former West Indies vice-captain Deryck Murray, Jamaican businessman OK Melhado and prominent Caribbean lawyer, Charles Wilkin QC, comprised the task force which “drew from a wide cross section of expertise from knowledgeable stakeholders in the West Indies as well as in the global game.”While praising CWI for having the vision to commission the project, Wehby said he believed once the recommendations were implemented, they would enhance the body’s governance capabilities.“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the members of my Task Force for their selfless dedication to the completion of this project, over the past year,” Wehby said.“Their time, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, has made the finalisation of this report a reality. We would also like to commend CWI President Ricky Skerritt and his Board of Directors for seeing the need for governance reform and giving us the opportunity to make a contribution to the sport we love, and for which we wish the utmost best.”He added: “Our Task Force has met formally sixteen  times over the period and we have spent many hours preparing the report submitted. We are positive that, if implemented, the recommendations of the Wehby Report will improve the governance of CWI and result in positive effects on team performance.”The report calls for reform of the governance structure “using key principles of modern governance to provide greater accountability and transparency” and also takes aim at the size of the board of directors, making the case for “a smaller and more balanced board of 12 … with an eventual reducing to nine including at least two women.”Currently, the board comprises 18 members and a single woman – Trinidadian attorney Debra Coryat-Patton.The report has also recommended the formation of a nominations committee to “identify and evaluate potential directors and to nominate future directors and committee members” and a slashing of the current committee structure from 12 to five.“The principal roles and responsibilities of the Board are organisational and financial planning and reporting, decisions on investments and capital projects, preserving the assets of the company, establishing policy, selecting the executive, general oversight of the executive and exercising other powers given to it by the constituent documents of the company,” the report said.“The membership of the Board should reflect a wide cross section of the skills and competencies required for carrying out its roles and responsibilities.”The report is not the first of its kind, however. The 139-page Patterson Report of 2007, authored by distinguished former Jamaica prime minister PJ Patterson, called for the then West Indies Cricket Board to give way to a “more representative body” and urged the creation of a West Indies Cricket Commission to enable better governance.Wilkins then chaired another governance review in 2012 while a CARICOM-commissioned panel, headed by UWI Cave Hill principal, Professor Eudine Barriteau, in 2015 famously labelled the board as “anachronistic, antiquated and obsolete” while recommending “its immediate dissolution”.Caption:Task Force chairman Don Wehby.Photo saved: WehbyCWI president Ricky SkerrittPhoto saved: Ricky Skerrittlast_img read more

EPL: Sanchez Fires Double as Gunners Crush Baggies

first_imgAlexis Sanchez kept Arsenal’s Premier League title hopes alive with a master-class at the empty Emirates Stadium last night.The Chilean struck twice and netted for the fourth successive match as the Gunners moved into third place, ahead of Manchester City and 10 points behind leaders Leicester City with four matches remaining.Around 20,000 tickets were not sold as fans opted to show their discontent at Arsenal’s poor challenge for the Premier League crown. The Gunners got off to a dream start.Aaron Ramsey found Sanchez with a 30-yard pass and the Chilean smashed a shot on the turn past Ben Foster after just six minutes.The omens weren’t good for West Brom boss Tony Pulis whose side had failed to win any away match in which they had conceded a goal this season.Sanchez made it 2-0 in the 37th minute, drilling home a 20-yard free kick to effectively end the contest.The home side continued to dominate after the break, Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Ramsey all having good chances.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Viterbi to launch satellite into space this month

first_imgThe Viterbi School of Engineering’s satellite program received permission last week to launch the Aeneas satellite into space. The launch will take place within the next two months.The USC Information Sciences Institute and the USC Space Engineering Research Center worked together on the satellite mission. The Aeneas spacecraft, a nanosatellite, has been completed and has passed all integration tests.Researchers are hoping to prove that low-power communication is possible from a satellite in space.Dan Erwin, professor and chair of the Department of Astronautical Engineering, said the research has a practical, commercial application.“The idea is that you can do real surveillance and communication with very small, cheap satellites,” Erwin said. “We’re trying to make space more accessible for many applications.”Researchers plan to use their findings to track cargo containers traveling on ships through a Department of Homeland Security program.The program is launching the satellite from the Falcon vehicle by SpaceX. Erwin said that companies, such as SpaceX, donate the excess space on their spacecraft to projects like Aeneas.Many research universities already have established programs that launch spacecraft, but Erwin said USC’s program, which works with smaller spacecraft, is unique because it provides students with hands-on experience and the ability to see a project from start to finish.“The main engineers on the program are students,” Erwin said. “It’s very exciting to be able to go from the very beginning to seeing a spacecraft launched and in orbit while still a student.”last_img read more

A look back at Betting on Esports: A brand discussion

first_imgBetting on Esports 2017 hosted a plethora of expert speakers across two days back in September. Panels covering legal issues, the state of data, the Vegas opportunity, legal issues around esports and bookmaker approach all drew a packed audience as delegates were treated to intriguing discussion around pertinent topics in the esports space. The opening panel, and one of the best focused around building a brand in esports. The esports demographic is often touted as difficult to reach and unique in itself, and the panel offered their thoughts on the issue at hand.The panel was moderated by Kirsty Endfield, Founder of Swipe Right PR and featured Viktor Wanli, CEO of Kinguin, Scott Burton, CEO of ESP, Malph Minns, Managing Director of Strive Sponsorship and Adam Savinson, Head of Esports at Win Technologies (part of the Betway Group). Here’s a brief look back at one of the many topics discussed on a wide-ranging panel.“I think the way I look at things is never from a point of view of labelling it an ‘esports consumer’, much as I would never look at things as a sports consumer” Clearly, the debate around approaching the esports demographic remains very much relevant. As more non-endemics enter the space, they’re warned of a community who can be overly sensitive when being targeted by corporations and brands alike. Equally, the age range and demographic sits in the coveted “millennials” range and thus they’re an attractive audience.Minns led discussion, stating: “I think the way I look at things is never from a point of view of labelling it an “esports consumer”, much as I would never look at things as a “sports consumer” as it’s too broad an aggregation of the industry. If you look at traditional sports, a football fan is very different to a cricket fan who is different to a hockey fan and that level of assumption should carry through to esports”.He continued: “Quite a lot of the reports we see from the likes of Newzoo and Superdata contain aggregations, and at least for me, when advising clients, I like to understand the specific title or territory before I actually look and try and understand the audience that engages”.Savinson offered staunch agreement, commenting: “Esports is an umbrella term. You can’t just say “who is an esports consumer?” It’s actually, who’s a CS:GO consumer? I think one key difference between sports is the attitude of esports consumers towards bigger companies. These guys, myself included, have always been ignored for years and years. Suddenly, lots of big organisations are coming in and making sure you’re not a pretender and actually know your stuff is vital to portray to esports customers”.Wanli offered a somewhat different viewpoint: “Before anything else, the esports consumer is actually a video games consumer. Now it’s becoming even more visible, the category of watching video games, as it becomes more entertaining and people are not necessarily even playing the game anymore. They just enjoy watching it.”“It feels like they’re a part of the community, whereas, and again this is a generalisation, traditional sports fans tend to be consumers of entertainment rather than feeling part of the fabric of the industry”Minns concluded initial discussions, outlining: “I think there’s interesting points around the audience and how they engage with content. One thing I’ve seen, coming from a traditional sports background and looking at the esports consumer is that an esports consumer very much feels like they’re a part of esports. It feels like they’re a part of the community, whereas, and again this is a generalisation, traditional sports fans tend to be consumers of entertainment rather than feeling part of the fabric of the industry and the scene.”The conference saw over 25 speakers all in all across six panels, and formed part of the larger Betting on Sports conference which drew 1,500 attendees. Millennial Esports was the platinum sponsor of Betting on Esports 2017, and the company has since gone from strength to strength via acquisitions, investments and the growth of their own corporate team. Betting on Esports will once again be taking place in September 2018, but prior to that we’ve another event which should be of interest.The ESI Super Forum, will focus on the convergence of traditional sports and esports, and will take place in London on Thursday March 22nd. This one is a move away from betting specifically, but will run alongside the wider SBC Betting on Football Conference at Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge home. It will follow on from the success of the ESI Forum Series, hosted at Fnatic’s Bunkr, in the second half of 2017. Esports Insider Editor Sam Cooke stated: “The ESI Forum Series proved a hit and we’re excited to step it up with the Super Forum.“The crossover between sports and esports is a hot topic right now, and this’ll continue to be the case going forward as evidenced by franchise slots in the NA LCS, the Overwatch League and other investments by both teams and individuals from the world of sports more broadly.”He added: “With the Super Forum we’ll provide a place for those from both worlds to meet, discuss and learn from one another. Hopefully some deals can be struck too! And, as always, we’ll make sure everyone has a good time whilst there with engaging debates, tournaments, and plenty of good food and drinks throughout and at the official after party.”The ESI Super Forum, Thursday 22nd March, London Find out more here Message sam@esportsinsider and ollie@esportsinsider with any questionslast_img read more

Inter Allies win promotion to Premier League

first_imgFirst division outfit Inter Allies this afternoon defeated Danbort FC 2-0 in the final Middle League Zone 3 game in Obuasi to win promotion to the Premier League.Eliasu Fuseini and substitute Patrick Bortey were the goal scorers as Inter Allies crowned a successful debut campaign in the Middle League with promotion.The result means that Inter Allies started and finished the Middle League campaign with a 100% record.In the other Zone 3 match, Nania FC secured their first points after beating Okwahu United 2-0 in Kumasi.Match day 3 resultsDanbort FC 0-2 Inter Allies Nania FC 2-0 Okwahu Unitedlast_img