Philippines lawmaker files bill to introduce new POGO tax

first_img31st October 2019 | By contenteditor Topics: Legal & compliance Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Legislation designed to clarify the tax status of Philippines Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO) has been filed in the country’s legislature.House Bill 5267, introduced by Rep Joey Salceda, would see the 52 registered POGO hubs in the country taxed as licensees of the regulator, Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR). They would register as “resident corporations”, which would be the basis for a new tax of 5% on annual gross income.In introducing the bill, Salceda, who is chairman of the influential House Committee on Ways and Means, explained why the changes were needed.He said: “Questions have emerged on whether POGOs do business in the Philippines, with implications on their tax status. As the services are rendered in the Philippines, this bill seeks to definitively answer that POGOs indeed do business in the country.“Codifying the tax regime for POGOs will provide the government a broader set of levers with which to monitor and oversee the industry and to stabilize the gyrations in tax revenue intake and enforcement.”The bill would also formalise the tax affairs of POGO employees, with those who are permanent residents of a foreign country and employed in the Philippines by an offshore gaming licensee subject to pay a tax of 15% on earnings.Salceda said he is also planning to impose a $10,000 monthly gaming tax per table for live setup casino in those offshore gaming hubs operating under the POGO system.The country’s Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has collected PHP1.63bn (£24.9m/€28.7m/$31.9m) in withholding taxes from POGOs between January and August 2019, a significant increase on previous years. In 2017 these businesses paid just PHP175m, and PHP579m in 2018.With POGOs employing 108,914 foreign workers, the Philippines authorities have stepped up efforts to ensure all are paying taxes this year, shuttering those that fail to do so.This saw Great Empire Gaming and Amusement Corporation (GEGAC) temporarily closed for failing to pay correct taxes, forcing the company to make an initial payment of PHP250m before it agreed to settle the PHP1.05bn outstanding in three instalments to resume operations.Earlier this month the BIR also padlocked the two offices owned by Altech Innovations Business Outsourcing after the company failed to register as a value-added tax (VAT) payer, in violation of the country’s National Internal Revenue Code.It comes after the issuance of new POGO licences was halted until the end of 2019, amid concerns related to illegal activity by operators, and allowing for a review of existing contracts.However, despite pressure from China, the Philippines has refused to ban online gaming outright, citing the economic benefits it brings to the country. Legal & compliance Regions: Asia Philippines AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Philippines lawmaker files bill to introduce new POGO tax Legislation designed to clarify the tax status of Philippines Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO) has been filed in the country’s legislature. Tags: Online Gambling Email Addresslast_img read more

House-A / Taillandier Architectes Associés

first_imgPhotographs:  Luc Boegly Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” House-A / Taillandier Architectes Associés Projects “COPY” Architects: Taillandier Architectes Associés Area Area of this architecture project Area:  90 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily CopyHouses, Extension•France Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/947842/house-a-taillandier-architectes-associes Clipboard Year:  2020 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/947842/house-a-taillandier-architectes-associes Clipboard Photographs CopyAbout this officeTaillandier Architectes AssociésOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionFrancePublished on October 03, 2020Cite: “House-A / Taillandier Architectes Associés” 03 Oct 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream House-A / Taillandier Architectes AssociésSave this projectSaveHouse-A / Taillandier Architectes AssociésSave this picture!© Luc Boegly+ 31Curated by Paula Pintos Share France Manufacturers: Grohe, SORIBA, Art d’Arnould, AutoCAD, Duravit, Marbrerie Debezy, Schuco, VeluxSave this picture!© Luc BoeglyRecommended ProductsWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20Text description provided by the architects. The extension project of the House-A consists of adding an extension to a single-story villa so as to create a new master bedroom suite. The clients wanted a contemporary extension without contrasting with the existing villa that they hold dear.Save this picture!© Luc BoeglyThe main volume of the extension comprising the master bedroom, the en-suite bathroom and walk-in closet, is positioned parallel to the existing construction and takes the shape of a pre-fabricated concrete parallelepiped drawn up to precise dimensions and proportions. Another perpendicular volume, contrasting by its transparency but designed to the same proportions, links the concrete extension to the main house. Designed to be more than just a passageway, this transparent volume becomes a home gym with open views on each side to the gardens and creates a visual link between the landscaped outdoor areas. The extension thus takes on a T-shape.Save this picture!© Luc BoeglyThe concrete parapet of the extension takes its place under the overhang of the existing tiled roof creating a discreet connection to the main construction. So as to protect the intimacy of the master bedroom, as well as offer protection from the sun, the concrete volumes are completed by screens of inox expanded metal. These inox screens reflect and play with the light on the façades whilst filtering it inside the living areas.Save this picture!© Luc BoeglyThe indoor materials are simple and chosen in terms of their function. Natural oak is used for the partitioning and furnishing. The reduced palette of material contributes to the clear definition of the volumes and their functions. The walk-in wardrobe is a simple cubic volume articulating the different functions of the extension; bedroom, bathroom and home gym.Save this picture!© Luc BoeglyThe concrete ceiling, cast on-site, is finished off with a coat of sealant so as to subtly catch the light. The inertia of the solid concrete walls contributes to the comfort of the house in the summer months where the inox screens allow for natural cross ventilation and securing the house.Save this picture!© Luc BoeglySave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Luc BoeglyThe floors throughout the extension are clad in travertine limestone of which the laying pattern is designed to accentuate the perspectives between the bedroom and the en-suite bathroom. On the far end of the viewpoint is positioned the bathroom, with the walk-in shower and full length windows allowing the view to be prolonged even further into the garden whereas the continuity of the concrete walls detaches the central wall of the shower clad in travertine. The top to tail wash basins carved out of solid travertine limestone are positioned on an inox cabinet structure in the centre of the bathroom which, combined with the double-sided mirrors, plays even further with the light and visually enlarges the perception of the room.Save this picture!© Luc BoeglyThe reference to Mies Van der Rohe’s Barcelona Pavillion is noticeable and intended.Save this picture!© Luc BoeglyProject gallerySee allShow lessBrain Embassy Amphitheatre / mode:linaSelected ProjectsAqua Verde Residence / Clark Richardson ArchitectsSelected Projects Sharelast_img read more

PantherFest to host a 2,000 foot slip-and-slide in downtown Fort Worth

Linkedin Twitter Linkedin “Modern ’til Midnight” brings fine arts to Fort Worth Caitlin Andreenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/caitlin-andreen/ Previous articleWoman attacked at gunpoint on TCU’s campusNext articleJimmy Johns comes to University Strip Caitlin Andreen RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Caitlin Andreenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/caitlin-andreen/ + posts HSNT “Trick or Trot” to raise money for North Texas animals ReddIt Caitlin Andreenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/caitlin-andreen/ printFort Worth is celebrating its 166th birthday in style, complete with the launching of PantherFest, an outdoor festival set to showcase local craft beer, musicians and eateries.As the main attraction, the festival will also include a 2,000 foot slip-and-slide extending across Main Street Bridge.The slide is part of Slide the City, a family friendly slip-and-slide water party event.Festivities will begin on Saturday, June 6. The slide will open at 10 a.m., and the festival will open at 11:30 a.m.The festival will include performances from the likes of Chris Watson, Charla Corn and Ryan Tharp. For the full list of performance times, view the music schedule.Attendees can also see a fireworks show at 10 p.m. Once the festival concludes, partygoers can attend the Official After Party at the River Run Roadhouse.North Main Street will be shut down for the event. Festival admission is free for all attendees; however, the tickets sold separately for Slide the City are sold out.Slide the City has already hosted these long slip-n-slides in several cities. Below is a video on the Slide the City event in Salt Lake City last summer. The slide was 1,000 feet, half the length of the slide that will take over downtown Fort Worth this weekend. Facebook Caitlin Andreenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/caitlin-andreen/ Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Facebook Twitter ReddIt “Modern ’til Midnight” brings fine arts to Fort Worth Caitlin Andreen Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Paschal High School head football coach named coach of the week read more

Pierre Veilletet, former chairman of Reporters Without Borders France, dies aged 69

first_img RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story Help by sharing this information FranceEurope – Central Asia Organisation “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says May 10, 2021 Find out more It is with great sadness that Reporters Without Borders learned of the death yesterday of the former president of its French section, Pierre Veilletet, at the age of 69. For many years Pierre was engaged in the press freedom organization’s battles. He had been a member of its board since it was founded and chaired the French section from 2003 to 2009. Born on 2 October 1943 in Momuy in the Landes department of south-west France, he began his career with the daily Sud-Ouest in 1968 and remained closely involved with the newspaper. He was promoted to senior reporter and in 1975 wrote a series of articles on the dying days of the Franco era in Spain, for which he was awarded the Albert-Londres prize. In 1979 he was appointed editor of the Sunday edition of Sud-Ouest and the same year he founded Les Cahiers de la Corrida, a magazine for fans of bullfighting. A devotee of the region’s culture, Pierre also had a career as an author in parallel with his duties as Sud-Ouest editor, a post he held until May 2000. His first novel, “La Pension des Nonnes” published in 1986, won the François-Mauriac prize. He was a meticulous and noted writer who espoused high-quality journalism. As a member of the French Press Council steering committee (APCP), he was among those who launched a code of professional ethics and standards. Reporters Without Borders honours his memory and expresses its condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. June 4, 2021 Find out more News January 9, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Pierre Veilletet, former chairman of Reporters Without Borders France, dies aged 69 June 2, 2021 Find out morecenter_img News FranceEurope – Central Asia News RSF_en Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU to go further News Receive email alerts Follow the news on Francelast_img read more

ECTOR COUNTY FELONY DISPOSITIONS June 23, 2019

first_imgLocal News CRIMINAL NEGLIGENT HOMICIDEJose Jesus Arellano, 47, had a charge of criminal negligent homicide dismissed June 13 because the case could not be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. Rush presided. The defense attorney was not listed. Facebook Facebook Pinterest Previous articleOAT060719 Texas Tech OSU 42Next article060819_PBR_Caveman_03 Digital AIM Web Support EVADING ARRESTRudy Alexander Merimon, 20, was sentenced to four years in prison in an order adjudicating guilt May 24 on a charge of evading arrest with a vehicle. Rush approved the deal. Mike Holmes was the defense attorney.Jamie Gage Mullins, 24, was sentenced to five years in prison in an order adjudicating guilt June 12 on a charge of evading arrest with a vehicle. Judge Denn Whalen approved the deal. Don Fletcher was the defense attorney.Fabian Joel Luna, 28, pleaded guilty June 17 to evading arrest with a vehicle and was sentenced to five years in prison. Trotter approved the deal. Josh Stephens was the defense attorney.Andrew Diaz, 20, pleaded guilty June 18 to evading arrest with a vehicle and was sentenced to six years in prison. Trotter approved the deal. Daniel Sarabia Jr. was the defense attorney. Twitter INDECENCY WITH CHILDAbel Ivan Barajas, 44, pleaded guilty June 14 to indecency with a child by sexual contact and was sentenced to 12 years in prison. Barajas also had another charge of indecency with a child by sexual contact dismissed as part of the deal. Rush approved the deal. Acker was the defense attorney. FORGERYLucas Monty Mansell, 30, pleaded guilty June 14 to forgery of a financial instrument and was sentenced to 12 months in state jail. Rush approved the deal. Sara Spector was the defense attorney. By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCEChristopher Dean Simpson, 18, was sentenced to six years in prison in an order adjudicating guilt May 31 on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, four grams or more but less than 200 grams. Rush approved the deal. Carlos Rodriguez was the defense attorney.Anthony Dean McDowell, 28, had a charge of possession of a controlled substance, one gram or more but less than four grams, dismissed June 11. Smith presided. Tony Chavez was the defense attorney.Arlene Ann Bermudez, 42, was sentenced to 10 months in state jail in an order adjudicating guilt June 12 on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram. Whalen approved the deal. Acker was the defense attorney.Ike Brodnex, 35, pleaded guilty June 13 to possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram, and was sentenced to 14 months in state jail. Trotter approved the deal. Alan Harris was the defense attorney.Clayton Merka, 26, pleaded guilty June 13 to possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram, and was sentenced to 10 months in state jail. Trotter approved the deal. Jason Schoel was the defense attorney.Jadson Earl Ephriam, 21, pleaded guilty June 17 to possession of a controlled substance (marijuana), five pounds or less but more than four ounces, and was sentenced to four years probation and deferred adjudication. Trotter approved the deal. B.J. Brown was the defense attorney.Bryony Maria Hinojos, 40, pleaded guilty June 17 to possession of a controlled substance, one gram or more but less than four grams, and was sentenced to four years probation and deferred adjudication. Trotter approved the deal. Fletcher was the defense attorney. WhatsApp The following is a list of felony dispositions from the Ector County District Clerk’s Office. Listed attorneys do not necessarily represent who was involved when the case was disposed. The prosecuting attorney was not listed unless otherwise stated.center_img Pinterest Ector County logo, Scales of Justice Twitter WhatsApp INJURY TO CHILD/ELDERLY/DISABLEDEmber Delise Lajuanie, 22, pleaded guilty May 13 to injury to a child, elderly or disabled person with intent to cause serious mental or bodily injury and was sentenced to10 years probation and deferred adjudication. Lajuanie also had charges of abandoning or endangering a child and abandoning or endangering a child under circumstances that would place the child in imminent danger of bodily injury dismissed as part of the deal. Trotter approved the deal. Michael McLeaish was the defense attorney. CREDIT CARD ABUSEBrian Raul Rodriguez, 37, pleaded guilty June 13 to credit card abuse and was sentenced to 20 months in state jail. Rodriguez also had four counts of bail jumping and failure to appear dismissed as part of the deal. Rush approved the deal. Matt Thomas was the defense attorney. TAGS  DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATEDDaniel Montoya, 31, pleaded guilty June 13 to driving while intoxicated, third or more; and possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram, and was sentenced to 10 years probation and five years probation, respectively, on those charges. Trotter approved the deal. Gary Garrison was the defense attorney. ECTOR COUNTY FELONY DISPOSITIONS June 23, 2019 BURGLARYNathaniel Thiesfeld, 18, pleaded guilty June 17 to burglary of a habitation and was sentenced to six years in prison. Judge Stacy Trotter approved the deal. Bret Mansur was the defense attorney. ASSAULTManuel Rene Gaytan, 36, pleaded guilty June 14 to assault (family violence) with a previous convictions and was sentenced to five years in prison. Judge James Rush approved the deal. Israel Guardiola was the defense attorney.  ACCIDENT INVOLVING INJURYCraig Austin Ashmore, 31, was convicted guilty by a jury May 9 on a charge of accident involving injury and was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Judge John Smith approved the deal. Kevin Acker was the defense attorney.last_img read more

OCPD Weekly Activity Report July 2 – 8

first_imgOcean City Public Safety Building Calls for Service: 1626           Daily Average: 232July 2, 2017: SundayCalls for service: 267Vehicle Stops: 22 Accidents: 7    Property Checks: 28        Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted with 25 Fire and 19 EMS callsCDS, Beach Rd., at 2:10amVehicle accident, 14th St. & Ocean Ave., at 5:10amVehicle accident, 41st St. & West Ave., at 9:40amTheft, 700 block Asbury Ave., at 10:18amVehicle accident, 800 block 7th St., at 10:43amTheft, 1100 block Boardwalk, at 12:33pmVehicle accident, North St. & Asbury Ave., at 2:08pmTheft, 700 block Boardwalk, at 3:08pmVehicle accident, 30th St. & Bay Ave., at 3:34pmVehicle accident, 3rd St. & Asbury Ave., at 5:57pmVehicle accident, 800 block 9th St., at 6:30pmTheft, 800 block Asbury Ave., at 9:1pmJuly 3, 2017: MondayCalls for service: 280 Vehicle Stops: 32   Accidents: 9   Property Checks: 47      Alarms: 3The Police Department assisted with 15 Fire and 13 EMS callsTheft, 400 block 9th St., at 12:57amTheft, 900 block West Ave., at 3:02amTheft, 300 block Ocean Ave., at 8:35amVehicle accident, 1200 block West Ave., at 10:31amTheft, 100 block Anchorage Dr., at 10:38amVehicle accident, 900 block Haven Ave., at 10:50amVehicle accident, 12th St. & Wesley Ave., at 11:15amTheft, 900 block Boardwalk, at 11:34amVehicle accident, 500 block Wesley Ave., at 12:32pmVehicle accident, 100 block 9th St., at 12:36pmTheft, 800 block Boardwalk, at 2:07pmVehicle accident, 21st St. & West Ave., at 3:39pmVehicle accident, 8th St. & Asbury Ave., at 6:22pmVehicle accident, 3rd St. & Wesley Ave., at 6:26pmTheft, 1100 block Boardwalk, at 8:38pmTheft, 1100 block Boardwalk, at 10:11pmVehicle accident, 900 block West Ave., at 11:12pmJuly 4, 2017: TuesdayCalls for service: 262 Vehicle Stops: 33   Accidents: 5    Property Checks: 16     Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted with 18 fire and 18 EMS callsVehicle accident, 2600 block Bay Ave., at 10:05amTheft, 1300 block Boardwalk, at 12:48pmVehicle accident, 23rd St. & Bay Ave., at 3:30pmVehicle accident, 1300 block West Ave., at 3:32pmDisorderly conduct, 800 block beach, 3 in custody, at 4:27pmVehicle accident, 10th St. & Asbury Ave., at 6:47pmFraud, 800 block Central Ave., at 8:36pmTheft, 1100 block Boardwalk, at 9:33pmVehicle accident, 800 block West Ave., at 11:17pmJuly 5, 2017: WednesdayCalls for service: 194 Vehicle Stops: 29   Accidents: 5   Property Checks: 33      Alarms: 3The Police Department assisted with 8 fire and 10 EMS callsTheft, 1900 block Asbury Ave., at 6:25amVehicle accident, 5th St. & Asbury Ave., at 7:59amTheft, 1600 block Boardwalk, at 8:43amVehicle accident, Route 52, at 10:51amVehicle accident, 41st St., at 11:11amVehicle accident, 34th St. Bridge, at 11:20amVehicle accident, 8th St. & Central Ave., at 11:43amTheft, 400 block 14th St., at 12:32pmTheft, 700 block Boardwalk, at 12:48pmTheft, 4900 block Haven Ave., at 7:52pmTheft, 600 block Boardwalk, at 10:46pmTheft, 1000 block Boardwalk, at 11:18pmJuly 6, 2017: ThursdayCalls for service: 190Vehicle Stops: 16   Accidents: 3    Property Checks: 32       Alarms: 5The Police Department assisted with 12 fire and 10 EMS callsTheft, 800 block 8th St., at 7:00amTheft, 200 block West Ave., at 8:09amDomestic violence, 900 block Asbury Ave., at 9:04amTheft, 1600 block Wesley Ave., at 11:35amVehicle accident, 1300 block Boardwalk, at 12:00pmVehicle accident, 1400 block West Ave., at 12:44pmTheft, 1000 block Boardwalk, at 1:09pmTheft, 1600 block Boardwalk, at 1:48pmTheft, 1100 block Boardwalk, at 2:16pmTheft, 800 block Atlantic Ave., at 2:45pmTheft, 900 block Ocean Av., at 3:30pmTheft, 1900 block Asbury Ave., at 6:39pmVehicle accident, 3000 block Asbury Ave., at 8:55pmWarrant, 800 block Central Ave., one in custody, at 11:51pmJuly 7, 2017: FridayCalls for service: 208Vehicle Stops: 24   Accidents: 2    Property Checks: 38    Alarms: 4The Police Department assisted with 8 fire and 7 EMS callsFraud, 800 block Plymouth Pl., at 8:04pmVehicle accident, 800 block North St., at 8:42amFraud, 2400 block Simpson Ave., at 11:57amTheft, 1100 block Boardwalk, at 2:35pmTheft, 800 block 5th St., at 3:31pmVehicle accident, 6th St. & Asbury Ave., at 3:43pmAssault, 700 block 11th St., at 11:28pmJuly 8, 2017: SaturdayCalls for service: 230Vehicle Stops: 28   Accidents: 6   Property Checks: 32    Alarms: 4The Police Department assisted with 7 fire and 11 EMS callsVehicle accident, 10th St. & West Ave., at 7:23amTheft, 100 block 34th St., at 8:01amVehicle accident, 53rd St. & West Ave., at 9:00amVehicle accident, 300 block Bay Ave., at 11:13amVehicle accident, 14th St. & West Ave., at 12:06pmVehicle accident, 1500 block Asbury Ave., at 2:13pmVehicle accident, 1200 block Boardwalk, at 3:02pmTheft, 600 block Beach, at 5:38pmTheft, 3300 block Central Ave., at 5:40pmPUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS:Just a reminder that it is a violation of a City Ordinance to have dogs on the boardwalk anytime during the year.Bicycle riders must obey all Vehicle laws similar to that of a Vehicle. They must stop at stop signs, traffic lights and ride with the flow of traffic.       Bicycle riders are not pedestrians and do not have the same right of way as a pedestrian when crossing the street at an intersection.When traveling on Route 52, remember that New Jersey State Law requires Vehicles to KEEP RIGHT and pass left. The speed limit is 45 mph for the causeway.By City Ordinance alcohol is not allowed on the beach and boardwalk or other public locations. Fines for this offense are $250.00last_img read more

New OCHS Sports Hall of Fame Honors Inductees

first_imgAttending members and coaches of the 1996 football team gathered for pictures outside of the main gym. By Andrew DeCredicoHomecoming weekend is a weekend in which the high school recognizes its alumni and their great achievements while in school and after. On Sunday October 22, 2017 Ocean City High School recognized its athletic alumni and inducted members into the Ocean City High School Sports Hall of Fame.The inductees included Phil Birnbaum, Jen Blizzard, Leon Brown, Ralph Carson, Mike Naples, Kevin Sinclair, Abbey Woolley, and the 1996 Football Team. All those inducted were more than grateful, and wished to thank their past coaches, friends, and teammates.Accepting her induction into the sports hall of fame, Jen Blizzard makes jokes and gets emotional when speaking.“I look upon today,” said an emotional Jen Blizzard “as a highlight of my life.”It was noted that, though they were not being honored for this specific event, three of the four men who share the Ocean City High School 100m dash record were in attendance, including Leon Brown who was inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame. “Ocean City has meant a lot to me,” said Brown “and if I weren’t here I don’t know where I would be.”Hall of Fame member Leon Brown speaking from the heart to give his thanks to all of those who helped him to be where he is now.In addition, the two coaches who have guided these men to their record were also there, so the opportunity for a picture was too good to pass up.Record holders in the middle and coaches on either side. From left to right: Coach Wayne Coleman, Leon Brown, Josh Rolls, Kevin Sinclair, and Coach Matt Perdue.Not pictured is Patrick Tolomeo, who also shares the 100m dash record.As mentioned, the 1996 Ocean City Red Raiders football team was honored as well. Though not all of the men were in attendance, the honor still radiated through the men and their coaches who were also there. Head Coach Gary Dagenhardt was in attendance to speak on behalf of his team.Head Coach of the 1996 football team Gary Degenhardt accepting the honors on behalf of his team.After the ceremony, a luncheon was held in the school’s Cafeteria. Many in attendance bought tickets and ate together one last time.Member of the 1996 football team and now Sports Hall of Fame Nicholas Bailey helps his son Walker with food, while his wife Gina helps their daughter Bella get a bite to eat.last_img read more

Pantheon Catering Equipment

first_imgPantheon Catering Equipment (part of Monarch Catering Equipment and Crompton Direct, Bolton, Lancashire) has added a plug-in pie warmer to its new Pantheon range of light to medium-duty back-bar and counter-top snack equipment.The warmer has four adjustable easy-clean shelves and glass sliding doors. Temperature monitoring comes through a thermostatic display. It is available at £199 or through a leasing scheme of 24p a day.last_img

Subway to appeal VAT decision

first_imgSubway looks set to take the VAT fight over its toasted sandwiches to the Court of Appeal, it has been reported.The sandwich retailer has been campaigning against the decision by the government, last year, to impose 20% tax on ‘hot food’, as it believes its toasted sub-style sandwiches do not fall under this criteria.In October 2012, British Baker reported that a tribunal had ruled against the move to exempt the food-to-go sandwich firm’s ‘toasted’ sandwiches and similar products sold by bakery retailers from the 20% tax.It is now believed that Subway has won the right to appeal that decision.Last year, Dipak Jotangia, partner at Dass Solicitors, who has been representing Subway for the case, told British Baker: “We are currently considering advice with a view to appealing the judgment. We believe the judge has failed to understand, among other things, the application of a fundamental principle of European law. Any appeal would be to the Court of Appeal and it may well be that the question(s) of fundamental European law may need to be referred to the Court of Justice of the European Union.“Subway is determined to fight the unfairness that it and many other businesses are facing. One of the key issues at the heart of the case is the purpose test, which has led to the unequal treatment of such products. Subway is aware of the repercussions of this case, not only for itself but for many other firms in the food retail and baking industry.”It is thought that up to £1 billion in tax revenues could be at stake, if Subway is successful with its appeal.last_img read more

MonoNeon Drops Brand Psychedelic New Album, “A Place Called Fantasy” [Stream]

first_imgMonoNeon, the eccentric musician who held the honor of being the legendary Prince’s last bassist, has just release a brand-new eleven-track album titled A Place Called Fantasy today. Known for his synthesis of funk grooves with the psychedelic, MonoNeon, in recent months, has increasingly built a name for himself as a solo artist. The bassist has gained notoriety both within the jam scene and far beyond for his expert musicianship, as well as for his whimsical and hilarious cover videos, near-constant production of new music, and larger-than-life musical persona.Watch A Drummer And Bassist MonoNeon Cover A Charlie Rant From ‘It’s Always Sunny’A Place Called Fantasy is fearless in its direction. Moving between the bizarre, introspective, minimal, raunchy, and over-the-top with ease, A Place Called Fantasy falls in line with the rest of MonoNeon’s catalog, which is similarly boundless. Despite the avant-garde nature of the album, which can sometimes be a boon to studio efforts and inherently off-putting to some listeners, this latest work is held together by his innate talents with a guitar and bass and ability to imbue his fantastic and imaginative renderings with a cross-genre sonic appeal. You can listen to A Place Called Fantasy below, which also features AWFM (A Weirdo From Memphis), Taylor Morse, Nina Gnewd, Lance Lucas, and Anthony Knox.<a href=”http://dywanethomasjr.bandcamp.com/album/a-place-called-fantasy”>A Place Called Fantasy by MonoNeon</a>last_img read more