Share Share NewsRegional Tax activists focus on Cayman Islands by: – October 6, 2011 Tweet Share 9 Views no discussions Sharing is caring! Image via: taxjustice.netLONDON, England — Tax activists set their sights on the Cayman Islands on Wednesday, demanding that Britain bring one of the world’s best known tax havens to account.A financial secrecy index recently published by the Tax Justice Network has named the tiny Caribbean territory as one of the world’s most secretive financial centres.The islands are a British Overseas Territory, with a governor appointed by Britain, which also retains constitutional and governance oversight – a crucial reassurance for foreign investors who have flocked to Cayman, says the Tax Justice Network.But its economic autonomy and absence of income or corporate taxes has made the Cayman Islands the hedge fund capital of the world, with more than 90,000 companies now doing their business through the islands.The study of 72 countries by the Tax Justice Network listed the islands as the second-most secretive jurisdiction after Switzerland.Meanwhile, in a separate report released on Tuesday, the Tax Justice Network accused the Cayman Islands of playing a “key role” in the 2008 global financial crisis.“Cayman’s relaxed funds law served as the bedrock of the hedge fund industry which now sees Cayman as its top domicile. It also saw Cayman attract a very large share of major new sectors in financial engineering such as private equity, debt and bond issues and securitisation,” it said.Barclays Bank admitted earlier this year to using Cayman Islands subsidiaries to slash its tax bill to just 1 percent.Barclays chief executive Bob Diamond told a select committee in February the bank had used at least 181 offshore subsidiaries in the Cayman Islands to reduce its tax burden to just £113 million despite racking up £11.6 billion in annual profits.Tax Justice Network director John Christensen said that the Cayman Islands and others had been busy “patting themselves on the back” about international information-sharing agreements.But the index demonstrated just how shallow those efforts were, he said. Christian Aid and the End Tax Haven Secrecy campaign are preparing for global protests ahead of G20 sessions in Washington.London activists will protest outside Treasury offices on Friday in a bid to make tax havens a key issue at the main G20 event in Cannes in November.Caribbean News Now
Press Association The Belgium international scored his 50th goal in 100 appearances for the Toffees to earn a point at home to Crystal Palace on Monday night. In the three and a half seasons since leaving Chelsea, initially on loan to West Brom and then Everton, the 22-year-old has bagged a total of 67 in 138 matches. “I just gamble all the time and try to be on the move in the box and as soon as he puts the ball in, most of the time I am ahead of my man,” Lukaku added. “Hopefully we can keep it going – not just with him but the rest of the team. “We all do a shift to help. Everyone just does the role they are doing in the position they play. “I think Ross (Barkley) tries to look for the assists and tries to get goals, Arouna tries to score and put in a shift because he physically overpowers people and Gerry is a one-v-one player and we try to look for him because we know he has that quality. “We have loads of players like Kevin Mirallas, Aaron Lennon and Steven Naismith who bring that extra something to the team. That competition for places is hard but we need to keep fighting if we want to make it.” The club-record £28million spent to bring Lukaku to Everton the summer before last is already looking a shrewd piece of business, especially considering the 22-year-old’s progress in 2015 and the likelihood of him only improving over the next decade. “My hold up-play since the start of the season has been consistent and the technical staff are helping me a lot but I work very hard every day on all aspects,” Lukaku said about his own game. “All the players are doing the bits to help the team and for me it is about the base of football and it helps me a lot, I think I am very consistent in my games. “I am getting more mature as I get older and I just try to help my team out every game.” Everton striker Romelu Lukaku is happy to be living up to the target of a goal every other game he set himself when he was 16. And while his first 100 games goalscoring record for Everton is good enough only for eighth place on the club’s all-time list – topped by Dixie Dean with an incredible 94 – it is a mark of a consistency which Lukaku is keen to maintain. “To be honest that is the standard I’ve set myself since I was 16,” he said. “I always had one out of two so you always put your standard there, but if you can do better you have to do better. “I am privileged to be in this position but I need to keep working, working, keeping my head down and staying focused on the next game. “I don’t feel the pressure now because I am in a flying high moment. “When the game is over I look at it the next day and then I focus on the next game. I don’t really look back to the past, I always try to look forward and live day by day.” Lukaku, for all his personal talent, has benefited hugely – particularly this season – from the wealth of attacking resources manager Roberto Martinez has at his disposal. A partnership with Arouna Kone blossomed at the start of the season but what has really accelerated the goalscoring in recent weeks is the form of Gerard Deulofeu. The Barcelona graduate has provided half a dozen assists for the Belgian since establishing a regular place in the side and Lukaku has seven goals in his last six matches.
Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 Latest Posts admin Bio Ryan Maddocks of the Ellsworth Eagles dives back to first base as Cam Wentworth of the Bucksport Golden Bucks takes the throw.—HUGH BOWDENBUCKSPORT — A six-run fourth inning lifted the Bucksport Golden Bucks to an 11-6 win over the Ellsworth Eagles in baseball action on Thursday, April 30. Ellsworth jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning on a run-scoring double by Pat Kelley, a single by Mickey Manning and a two-run single by Jordan Carter.The Golden Bucks, who upped their record to 3-1, scored twice in the bottom of the inning when a single by Kyle McGeechan was misplayed in left field, allowing two runners to score.Ellsworth added two more in the top of the second on two walks, a run-scoring groundout by Brad Folmer and an RBI single by Kelley.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textAgain the Bucks responded, knotting the score at 5-5 in the bottom of the third, taking advantage of three walks by Ellsworth righthander John Carlin, a bunt single by Steve Klenowski and a looping single over shortstop by McGeechan.The roof fell in on the Eagles in the fourth. A single by Ryan Bailey and a walk to Ray Wood brought lefthander Adam Kaspala on in relief of Carlin.But Kaspala walked Tyler French to load the bases and Klenowski contributed a two-run single, driving in the first of six runs that crossed the plate before the inning was over.Klenowski finished with a double and three singles and McGeechan had three singles in Bucksport’s 10-hit attack.Manning and Carter each had three singles for Ellsworth, which lost for the first time against two wins.Righthander Tyler French, who settled down after his shaky start, got the wind for Bucksport with relief help from Klenowski in the seventh innning. For more sports stories, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. Latest posts by admin (see all) House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014
BOARD of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Anurag Thakur has ruled out resumption of cricketing ties between arch-rivals India and Pakistan claiming that no cricket will be played with them till the time Pakistan sponsors terrorism.Thakur’s statement comes after 18 Indian soldiers were killed when several heavily armed militants attacked an army base in Uri, situated in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir, on September 17. The intruders reportedly entered the base via Pakistan which has led to a strain in India-Pakistan relations.“There are no Tests or bilateral matches scheduled for this year with Pakistan and the question of playing against Pakistan today does not arise.We have defeated Pakistan in three wars and all the world cup cricket matches. We can still maul Pakistan. But it is important to isolate it globally.Every Indian wants that the Indian government exposes Pakistan at the international level and India has succeeded in sidelining and exposing Pakistan at the international level”, Thakur was quoted as saying by the Times of India.The two countries have not played a bilateral series since Pakistan toured India for a short One Day International series in December 2012. However there was talk that there could be a bilateral series between the two but that got shelved as the two boards could not come to a decision regarding the location and venues.The series was said to consist of three One Day Internationals (ODIs) and two Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) scheduled for December 15 to January 4 or December 19 to January 4, but the series never materialised.(Yahoo Sport).India are currently in the midst of their 13 Test home summer, where they are hosting New Zealand in the first Test match at Kanpur while Pakistan are playing West Indies in the second T20 at the United Arab Emirates on 24 September. (Yahoo Sport).
At least seven shots were fired Wednesday outside a Halloween party in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center at approximately 11:45 p.m, leaving one victim in critical condition and three others wounded.Rescue · A gunshot victim is lifted into an ambulance by paramedics at the scene of Wednesday’s shooting outside the Ronald Tutor Campus Center. The shooting left four injured. – Joseph Chen | Daily TrojanThe shooting occurred after an altercation between a suspect and Geno Hall, a former Crenshaw High School football star who is in critical but stable condition after undergoing three hours of surgery, according to the Los Angeles Times. Neither the suspects nor the victims were affiliated with USC. Classes across the university continued as normal Thursday.The Times reported that Wednesday’s shooting was the first to occur on USC’s campus since 1992.The shots were fired about 100 yards from a Halloween costume party, “Freak or Greek,” that was held in the campus center’s ballroom. The event, which began at 9 p.m., was promoted by LA Hype and Black Student Assembly.The event drew a crowd of about 400 with more than 100 students lined up outside waiting to enter the party, according to eyewitness reports.“We were waiting outside to get into the party, and we were waiting for a while — maybe 20 or 30 minutes,” said Olivia Gordon, a freshman majoring in psychology. “And all of a sudden, as soon as people started going inside, there were multiple gunshots and everyone who was in line for the party ducked and we all ran.”The other three victims sustained relatively minor injuries and are expected to make a full recovery, according to the LAPD. All four were taken to California Hospital Medical Center.A confrontation occurred between Hall and the suspect, which led the suspect to open fire on Hall, inadvertently injuring three others in the process, according to DPS Capt. David Carlisle. Hall, the intended victim, was shot seven times in the left thigh, back of his leg, buttocks and arm.“I heard three gunshots … there might have been more than that,” said Christina Nour, a freshman majoring in civil engineering building science. “Then I ducked. It didn’t feel real. It felt like it was a movie, because I really haven’t experienced anything like this before. I was running as fast as I can, trying to make sure I didn’t get trampled or tripped. I just ran as fast as I could, as far as I could.”University policy permits student parties to be open to USC students and students from other colleges with a school ID. USC President C. L. Max Nikias said the university will review this policy in light of Wednesday’s incident. In an email to the Times on Thursday, Nikias said he would announce changes in university security policies early next week.“Nothing is more important to me than the safety of our students, faculty and staff,” Nikias said in the email. “I have already initiated an expedited process for this thorough review. I will announce changes in our policies early next week.”Nikias issued a statement on USC’s website Thursday in which he reassured parents and students of USC’s efforts to promote safety. He emphasized that the individuals involved in the shooting were not affiliated with the university.Michael Jackson, vice president for Student Affairs, also released a statement early Thursday morning on the university’s website, saying DPS had been monitoring the area because of the party. Fourteen officers were on the scene at the time of the shooting, Carlisle said.Like Nikias, Jackson also noted the importance of a safe campus.“This incident reminds us that we must look out for ourselves and be particularly vigilant about the personal safety of friends and guests at our social events,” Jackson said.After the shooting, officers at the scene identified the shooter as well as an unidentified male who was fleeing the scene with him. Officers followed the two to Parking Lot 6 near Kaprielian Hall and detained them; they also retrieved the handgun used in the shooting from the ground at the lot.DPS and LAPD quickly cordoned off the area near the shooting, from Bovard Auditorium to Mudd Hall and from the Campus Center to the eastern edge of Hahn Plaza. The entire University Park Campus was locked down soon after.Despite the lockdown, LAPD said the event in the Campus Center was allowed to continue even as the shooting and its aftermath unfolded outside.At approximately 2 a.m., DPS and LAPD opened the campus to students, faculty and staff with USC identification. The entire campus was reopened at 4:52 a.m.Asst. DPS Chief John Thomas said that the incident was not indicative of the overall level of safety in and around USC.“[USC has] a great partnership with the Los Angeles Police Department,” he said. “We are one of the safest campuses in the country — we make sure that we have the necessary resources at the event, we do necessary planning and unfortunately [the shooting] happened outside. These are individuals that unfortunately came here and decided to disrupt what otherwise would have been a very peaceful event, like all of our events on campus.”Sean Fitz-Gerald, Joey Kaufman, Eddie Kim and Yasmeen Serhan contributed to this report.
Right winger Tyler Barnes scored two goals in Wisconsin’s Friday night’s 5-4 loss to Nebraska-Omaha. Barnes leads the Badgers this season with five goals through eight games.[/media-credit]After scoring 19 goals in the past two weeks, drive and ambition are simply not issues for the Wisconsin men’s hockey team.After splitting a penalty-packed, high-scoring series against Nebraska-Omaha head coach Mike Eaves addressed the media in his weekly Monday press conference, assuring that at the close of the first month of the season, effort is not a concern.“Not at all,” Eaves said. “I think that was an indication that we got from our strength coach Jim Snider from what he said this summer. He felt never he had to go to the whip. … He said these guys just naturally push themselves.”The effort has already translated into goals for Wisconsin. The Badgers have scored 28 times this season off of 191 shot attempts. Their opponents average about 10 more shots per game but have scored three less goals.At the beginning of the season, Eaves admittedly expected scoring to be more difficult for his team.“The one thing that came up with the coaching staff the last two weekends is that we can put the puck in the net,” Eaves said. “That’s been fun to see.“We said at the beginning as a projection that we’d have to have scoring by committee because we didn’t have anything really proven coming back to a high degree. We found some nice things. We scored a big time goal this Saturday. … Those are the things that you see at the next level.”Despite its success finding the net, Wisconsin struggled to kill penalties against Nebraska-Omaha, allowing the Mavericks to score six power play goals throughout the series. With a combined total of 33 penalties in the two games, the Badgers went on the penalty kill 17 times.Eaves explained that penalty killing cannot be reproduced in practice to the same standard as a game atmosphere. As a result, it is difficult to improve play short one skater without game experience.“I think that our penalty killing is an area that still needs improvement,” Eaves said. “We talked about it again this morning. We looked at the reasons as to why – I think we’re in a little bit of a funk. I’ve never seen so many blocked shots end up on their sticks with open net shots before in my life.”The penalty kill was not Wisconsin’s only major issue this weekend. For the first time this season, Eaves’ team had to protect a 3-0 lead, twice. Friday night, UW couldn’t hold on, losing 5-4. Saturday, it had better success, winning 6-3.As Friday was the first time the Badgers faced such a situation this season, it was something unfamiliar.“It’s really an emotional thing,” Eaves said. “It’s about playing with poise and confidence and really understanding what the situation of the game is and how to execute in that.”With their struggles and successes, the Badgers sit at an even 4-4-0, 3-3-0 WCHA record one month into the season. It is a mark that some consider to have exceeded the expectations for such a young team.But Eaves does not want to put any expectations or limits on his team; he just wants to continue to watch it grow.“I really think that with a young team, it’s hard to put expectations on a team,” Eaves said. “I think it’s better to have an open mind, don’t limit them and don’t put low parameters on them. As we go along, we’ll see how they grow. Maybe for the second half of the season, we’ll see how we feel, and we can set better parameters.“They’re still trying to get their feet underneath them in so many areas that they’re just going out there playing as hard as they can and hoping that the things that they do are the right things to do.”One skater in particular epitomizes Wisconsin’s circumstance after its first four games. Sophomore forward Tyler Barnes leads the Badgers with five goals, the majority of which have come on Friday nights.According to Eaves, Barnes has great Friday nights but just does not play to the same level on Saturdays.“Well if we can get Tyler Barnes to play Saturday like he does Friday, we’ll have something special,” Eaves said. “On Friday, he’s been dynamite. He leads our team in stats and production. Saturday night, he still hasn’t gone to that next level. … I think Tyler has aspirations of playing at the next level, which one of the definitions of being a professional athlete other than being paid is that you’re consistent day in and day out.”
Senegal’s Teranga Lions is Africa’s number one –ranked team, but the Super Eagles are determined to give a good account of themselves when both teams square up in Ismailia on Sunday evening. Feelers from the camp indicate only a very positive ambience with players and officials thinking of how to bring honour and glory to the nation, when the whistle goes for kick off at the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations finals in seven days.The last time both Nigeria and Senegal clashed at senior level was on 23rd March 2017, at The Hive (home of Barnet FC and London Bees) in London. Kelechi Iheanacho equalized from the spot after Moussa Sow had put Senegal ahead – both goals coming in the second half. Three –time African champions Nigeria are on an eight –match unbeaten run since elimination from the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals in Russia.Sunday’s game has been scheduled to start at 7pm Egypt time (6pm Nigeria time) and both Federations have agreed that the match be played behind closed door in order to enable both coaching crews to tinker with tactics and strategy during the encounter.The Nigeria delegation will depart from Ismailia on Monday morning, for Alexandria – venue of their Group B attrition against Burundi, Guinea and Madagascar.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
UK gambling adopts toughest online advertising code to protect underage audiences August 27, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit Share Marc Etches to step down as CEO of GambleAware in 2021 August 14, 2020 Share ASA monitoring sweep marks gambling as the worst underage advertising offender August 26, 2020 Related Articles Rank Group Plc has communicated its plans to reopen 44 Grosvenor Casino venues across England from 1 August, adhering to the government’s social distancing orders and public safety rules. Grosvenor, the UK’s largest land-based casino operator, will begin the staggered reopening of a selected number of venues in England from Saturday 1 August – as Wales and Scotland’s casinos remain under lockdown orders.Closed since mid-March, Rank leadership had pleaded for the government to allow casinos to reopen in July, alongside other leisure and hospitality venues.However, the government denied Rank’s appeal, classifying casinos alongside nightclubs and theatres as venues that could not guarantee being ‘covid secure’ for the public.In response to the government’s rejection, Rank CEO John O’Reilly issued a personal statement to the Treasury, stating that the ‘baffling decision’ had placed Grosvenor jobs directly at risk as it winds down its use of the national furlough scheme. Working with the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), Rank stated that it had proved to local authorities that Grosvenor Casinos would be the safest entertainment venues on the highstreet.Last Friday, announcing the government’s ‘final easing orders on business’, PM Boris Johnson communicated that lockdown restrictions would be lifted on England’s casinos from the start of August.“The health and safety of our customers and teams remain our priority. We want to create the best gaming and hospitality experience which guests know and love and a lot of work has gone into ensuring we have the highest standards of hygiene and safety measures in place to do so when we reopen. We’re looking forward to welcoming customers back to Grosvenor Casino clubs across the country very soon,” Jonathon Swaine, MD of Grosvenor Casinos, said.
Since he left Chelsea, former Spain midfielder, Cest Fabregas has had a number of hilarious stories to tell about his time at Stamford Bridge.His latest narration to BBC Match of the Day’s Gary Lineker and Jermaine Jenas details an incident involving former Blues striker, Diego Costa and former boss, Antonio Conte.Fabregas who fell out for favour when Conte arrived at the club and signed N’Golo Kante, had to contend with limited gametime during the Italian’s first season in charge, a situation he wasn’t too pleased about.“When Antonio Conte first came to Chelsea, I didn’t really play the first three months. He made it clear that he wanted a different type of midfielder; strong, physical. They signed Kante and Matic was playing. I didn’t feature that season at all,” Fabregas said.Fabregas, however, said that with Nemanja Matic out for Chelsea’s match against Man City at the Etihad, Conte turned to him to fill in, in midfield.Fabregas assisted Diego Costa in their 31 win over Man CityThe Spaniard had a good game alongside Kante, providing the assist for Diego Costa’s equaliser as Chelsea eventually run out 3-1 winners.Feeling he had done well enough to merit a starting place, Fabregas was surprised to find himself back on the bench for Chelsea’s match against West Brom, with Matic returning to the squad.“It felt like I had made a point to the coach that he could count on me and I could start playing more. Next game we played was against West Brom, normally very defensive games. You would expect that I would be playing against because of my type of game to play against 10 players who are defending instead of maybe Matic or N’Golo.”With Chelsea struggling to break through a stubborn West Brom side, Diego Costa, fed up with the way the match was turning out, turned to the bench and screamed at Conte to bring Fabregas on.“I remember Diego Costa coming to the touchline, pointing at me and shouting to Conte ‘Put Cesc on! You have to put Fabregas on!’”Diego Costa scored the winner for Chelsea against West BromThe Spaniard says he was wondering how it would turn out because Conte, who was actively ignoring the frustrated Costa, was “not one to mess with.”However, Conte eventually brought Fabregas on with the midfielder setting up Costa for the winner.“I was amazing. [Diego Costa] went mental,” Fabregas added.Take a look at Fabregas’ narration below:.@cesc4official’s stories about Diego Costa are amazing 😂The former Arsenal and Chelsea midfielder is the first guest on the new-look #MOTDTop10 podcast. Download and subscribe via @BBCSounds: https://t.co/gGV7kzvH1T pic.twitter.com/OkcOmyhVBX— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) July 9, 2020Here’s the goal too:When you’ve got a problem, call Diego Costa. pic.twitter.com/mNnLwCTg14— Frankie (@frankiegraulund) December 12, 2016