Rashford starts up front for United, with Downing and Ramirez in for Boro

first_imgMarcus Rashford starts up front for Man United, with Anthony Martial on the bench against Middlesbrough.The hosts are without Aitor Karanka who left his position as manager during the week. Steve Agnew is in charge for the time being and has recalled Stewart Downing, Gaston Ramirez and Alvaro Negredo.Middlesbrough:Valdes, Barragan, Bernardo, Gibson, Da Silva, de Roon, Clayton, Leadbitter, Downing, Negredo, RamirezSubs: Guzan, Stuani, Fry, Guedioura, Gestede, Forshaw, TraoreMan United:De Gea, Jones, Smalling, Bailly, Valencia, Fellaini, Carrick, Young, Mata, Lingard, Rashford.Subs: Rojo, Martial, Romero, Mkhitaryan, Shaw, Fosu-Mensah, Darmian Marcos Rashford starts for Man United against Middlesbrough 1last_img read more

Neotel introduces consumer services

first_img6 April 2008South African second landline operator Neotel has introduced its first set of products and services for individuals, with the company’s NeoConnect Prime bundle being introduced to its employees residing in parts of Johannesburg and Pretoria following a successful pilot phase.The company initially intends to address those consumers who had already approached Neotel and had registered for services during the pilot phase, though a formal announcement, with a wider range of bundle options, will be made during the course of this month.In a statement released last week, Neotel said that the bundle, which had undergone commercial testing since March, was designed after conducting in-depth consumer research.“We picked up a number of pain points for consumers during this research process, including the issues relating to the perceived speed and capacities for internet access, lack of voice quality and reliability, the complexity associated with obtaining and setting-up services and a lack of true value for the customer,” said Neotel MD Ajay Pandey.“We believe that we have addressed these points in the design of our offering to consumers.”The NeoConnect bundle uses a CDMA2000 EVDO network to handle a number of different tasks such as internet access, voice and SMS over a single connection and service, providing customers with high-speed internet access and combining the best of fixed-line and mobile technologies.The current peak speed offered is 2.4 megabits per second and Neotel expects an average user experience ranging between 300 to 700 kilobits per second, with future upgrades ensuring even faster speeds brought to the market.“A key differentiator in our product is its ease of use – it will take you next to no time to install and start using the service”, said Pandey.This first bundle introduced by Neotel includes 1 000 Neotel to Neotel voice minutes, 50 Neotel to Neotel SMS’s, an email account and free internet access up to 10 gigabytes of data for a monthly charge of R599, inclusive of all monthly fees such as device charges and service rentals, as well as VAT.The only charges that consumers will have to pay in addition to the monthly fee will be the out of bundle usage charges which are summarised in the table below.“This is just the first of a number of packages we will bring to the market and we believe that customers will not only find value in what we offer, but will be able to choose a package that best meets their needs,” said Pandey. “There will be packages that address lower usage and are therefore lower in price, and then of course there will be those packages that directly speak to high-end consumers.”SAinfo reporter Would you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Richard Maponya’s big dreams for Soweto

first_imgRichard Maponya will feature on the next instalment of Brand South Africa’s Play Your Part TV series on Sunday 24 August on SABC2 at 9pm. It has always been Richard Maponya’s dream to see Soweto grow. (Image: Facebook/ Richard Maponya) Maponya Developments +27 861 333 264 [email protected] • Agoa opens up opportunities for Africa’s female entrepreneurs • Soweto: from struggle to suburbia • South African businesses honoured • Boost for black-owned firms in South Africa • South African business magazine the best in the worldRomaana NaidooIt has always been Richard John Pelwana Maponya’s dream to see Soweto grow its own flourishing economy.Born in Limpopo Province on 24 December 1926, Maponya is a property developer best known for building a business empire despite the restrictions apartheid imposed on black South Africans. He was fiercely determined to see Soweto develop economically.Aged 24, Maponya – a teacher at the time – took a job as a stock taker at a clothing manufacturer. The manager sold Maponya soiled clothing and offcuts, which he then resold in Soweto. He eventually saved enough capital to open a clothing retailer in Soweto, despite being denied a licence under apartheid laws restricting business ownership for black South Africans. He had even hired the law firm of Mandela and Tambo to help him obtain the licence.Undeterred though, he continued his life’s journey towards entrepreneurial greatness.In the early 1950s, Maponya and his wife Marina (a cousin of Mandela) established the Dube Hygienic Dairy, which employed boys on bicycles to deliver milk to customers – who didn’t have access to electricity or refrigeration – in Soweto.In the 1960s, Maponya was a founding member and first president of the National African Federated Chamber of Commerce (Nafcoc), and the founder and chairman of the African Chamber of Commerce.By the 70s, his clothing empire had grown, and he had begun to branch out into other areas: general stores, car dealerships and filling stations. His most recognisable development though has been Soweto’s Maponya Mall.On 27 September 2007 Nelson Mandela officially opened Maponya Mall, one of the largest shopping centres in the country.Maponya secured the land on which the mall is situated in 1979, first on a 100-year lease. Then, in 1994, after several attempts, he acquired it outright.Continuing to grow Soweto’s economy, Maponya also established Maponya Motor City on Klipspruit Valley Road in Orlando East. The development included a Volkswagen and Toyota dealership respectively.At that time former Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe said the development was “another milestone for Soweto by the Maponya Group as they continue to build sustainable world-class businesses in Soweto”.Maponya Motor City was the first such business in the south of Johannesburg, and now the Maponya Group’s ventures include property development, horse racing and breeding, retail, automotive sales, filling stations and liquor stores.last_img read more

Exempt Organizations with Multiple Unrelated Businesses Can Rely on New Rules

first_imgExempt organizations with multiple unrelated businesses may rely on portions of new guidance and transition rules to calculate the unrelated business taxable income (UBTI) of each trade or business separately and without regard to the specific deduction of $1,000.UBTI BackgroundThe Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) (P.L. 115-97) added new rules for exempt organizations that operated more than one unrelated trade or business. Specifically, the organization cannot:use deductions from one unrelated business to offset income from another; orclaim the specific $1,000 deduction from unrelated business taxable income for more than one of the businesses.In addition, the unrelated business taxable income of any particular unrelated business cannot be less than zero.Multiple Unrelated BusinessesUntil the IRS proposed regulations are issued, exempt organizations should use reasonable, good-faith interpretations of the relevant statutes to determine whether it has more than one unrelated business. The organization should use this standard to decide whether to separate:debt-financed income,income from a controlled entity, andinsurance income earned through a controlled foreign corporation.The organization’s reliance on NAICS 6-digit codes is a reasonable, good-faith interpretation.Aggregating Income from Partnership InterestsMost exempt organizations may aggregate unrelated business taxable income from an interest in a single partnership with multiple trades or businesses. However, the organization’s directly-held partnership interest must satisfy either a de minimis or a control test.An interest satisfies the de minimis if the organization directly holds no more than:two percent of the partnership’s profits interest,two percent of the capital interest.An interest satisfies the control test if:it is no more than 20 percent of the partnership’s capital interest, andthe facts and circumstances show that the organization has control or influence over the partnership,.For both tests, the organization may rely on the information on its Schedule K-1.In addition, a transition rule allows an organization to aggregate income within each direct partnership interest acquired before August 21, 2018.Other Points of RelianceTaxpayers may also rely on a rule that clarifying that an organization’s income from a trade or business does not include the nondeductible amount of certain fringe benefit expenses.In addition, when calculating unrelated business taxable income, the organization must treat any global intangible low-taxed income like Subpart F income. Thus, the income is treated as a dividend.Nonreliance RulesThe new guidance also provides additional rules that taxpayers cannot rely on. These include:how to calculate net operating losses; andspecial rules on exempt function income for social clubs, voluntary employees’ beneficiary associations, and supplemental unemployment compensation benefits trusts.Notice 2018-67Login to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.last_img read more

Hour of Code – a walkthrough for teachers

first_imgIf you would like to receive further updates on events like the Hour of Code and other topics at the cutting edge of Ed tech then sign up to our Intel Education newsletter. Teachers can also sign up to our Teachers Engage platform where you’ll find discussion, resources and lesson plans related to digital citizenship and dozens of other topics – all for free.We’d also love to hear from you via our Twitter or Facebook pages. If you’re one of the 200,000 people who follow our Twitter feed, you may have seen that this week is Computer Science Education Week. As part of this, code.org runs its Hour of Code campaign designed to get people everywhere to participate in a coding session. Over 2,000 of these are taking place this week in the UK alone, and the website contains everything even the most code-phobic teachers need to get started. Edutopia has another great piece with a roundup of resources.If you’re still wary about taking the plunge, why not check out this ten-minute video from Deb Norton. As Deb says: “For many educators, committing to doing an hour of code with our students can take us a bit out of our comfort zone because we haven’t experienced coding before.” Never fear! She’ll walk you through what she does in her Wisconsin classroom using a website called CodeHS. Her other tutorials can be found here.last_img read more

Supreme Court pulls up Srinivasan for attending BCCI meeting

first_imgThe Supreme Court on Monday expressed its unhappiness over N Srinivasan participating in a BCCI meeting on February 8. The court has also asked his lawyer Kapil Sibal to apprise it of his stand on Friday.The apex court also said that Srinivasan should not have done this as certainly there is a conflict of interest in his role as cricket administrator.The Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) on February 18 moved the apex court seeking contempt proceedings against Srinivasan and other BCCI officials for holding the meeting in alleged violation of court directives.A bench of Justices TS Thakur and Ibrahim Kalifulla heard the petition filed by CAB Secretary Aditya Varma for a direction to initiate contempt of court proceedings against Srinivasan.last_img read more

COLTEN BOUSHIE DOCUMENTARY EXAMINES RACISM OPPRESSION ON THE PRAIRIES

first_imgDebbie Baptiste, mother of Colten Boushie, holds a photo of her son during a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on February 14, 2018. (Justin Tang / THE CANADIAN PRESS) Twitter The case sparked racial tensions, rallies and hateful online comments, and Saskatchewan-raised Hubbard, who is Cree, recalls being stunned by news of his death while driving with her son and nephew, who were both nine at the time.She first felt grief for the family and then wondered, “What is this going to mean for the young boys in my life?”“I just kept looking at them and thinking, ‘How are you going to be viewed when you’re 22?”‘ Hubbard, an associate professor at the University of Alberta, said in a recent phone interview.“The social media response to celebrating a young person’s death was just so disgusting. It’s like, ‘Is that really how we’re viewed?”‘Hubbard ended up making a personal documentary about the case. “Nipawistamasowin: We Will Stand Up” makes its world premiere Thursday as the opening-night film for the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, which runs through May 5.The film will also screen at the DOXA Documentary Film Festival in Vancouver, which runs May 2-12.Hubbard narrates and appears in the doc, which looks at the inequity and racism in the Canadian legal system that came to light through the trial, and the Boushie family’s pursuit of justice.The director, writer and producer also puts the lens on her own life as she examines the history of colonialism on the Prairies and what kind of future is in store for her son and nephews.The word “nipawistamasowin” in the film title means “a small group of people standing up for themselves or standing up on behalf of the larger group,” said Hubbard.Hubbard is from Peepeekisis First Nation in Treaty Four Territory and has ties to Thunderchild First Nation in Treaty Six Territory.In the film she explains she was adopted and raised by a homesteading family in southern Saskatchewan.Her birth dad, whom she got to know as a teen, lives on Red Pheasant and is married to Colten’s aunt. And Colten’s cousin, Jade Tootoosis, is married to Hubbard’s cousin. But Hubbard said she wasn’t close with the Boushie family before making the doc.Hubbard wasn’t even looking to make a film when Boushie was killed. She had just finished the acclaimed documentary “Birth of a Family” and was busy with that, she noted.But she was so struck by what had happened, she felt compelled to document it.After speaking with the National Film Board of Canada, which produced “Birth of a Family,” she realized her upbringing in Saskatchewan could help contribute to the doc as it looked at stereotypes, oppression and pervasive, ingrained thinking in the media, movies and education system.“I think sometimes you acknowledge, living as an Indigenous or person of colour in this country, people live with racism and people deal with it and acknowledge it. But to come to terms that that could be celebrated — I started to cry telling my producer this and she said, ‘This is really powerful.”‘Hubbard said she hopes the film will help draw attention to the Boushie family’s suggestions for changes to the legal justice system to address issues including jury selection.“This is the time — and it was the time 10 years ago, it was the time 20 years ago, it was the time 30 years ago,” said Hubbard, who also wrote and directed the 2004 doc “Two Worlds Colliding.”“I just want my boy and every other person’s Indigenous child to be safe and free to walk on our own land. It’s that simple.”By Victoria Ahearn ~ The Canadian Press Advertisement Advertisement Facebookcenter_img Login/Register With: Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment TORONTO — Documentary filmmaker Tasha Hubbard didn’t know Colten Boushie, but when she heard about the killing of the young Indigenous man, it was all she could think about.Boushie, a 22-year-old member of the Red Pheasant First Nation, died from a gunshot to the back of his head after the vehicle he was in with friends drove onto a rural farm property near Biggar, Sask., in August 2016.Last year a jury acquitted farmer Gerald Stanley of second-degree murder after he testified his gun went off accidentally when he was trying to scare off young people who were on his property.last_img read more