List of direct air connections with emitting markets 2019 winter – 2020

first_imgMore attached. All Croatian tourism workers will unquestionably agree that the key to further “tourist success” of our country, whether we are talking about extending the season or increasing average earnings from tourism, is adequate investment in the development of tourism infrastructure, content and offer, in order to optimize money ”which, according to all research, is crucial for the choice of destination, ie further positive recommendations of satisfied guests. Side dish: Overview of direct air connections of the Republic of Croatia – winter 2019 – 2020center_img To this end, the Department for Market Research and Strategic Planning of the Croatian National Tourist Board has prepared an overview of direct flights and direct air connections of Croatian airports from 20 major emitting markets according to information obtained from Dubrovnik, Split, Zagreb, Zadar, Osijek, Pula, Mali Losinj. , Brač and Rijeka.last_img read more

IRS needs more staff to help tax filers

first_img“It cannot answer the phone calls it currently receives, much less the phone calls it can expect to receive in light of tax reform, without adequate funding.”Indeed, the new tax law could prompt a wave of confusion that the IRS is ill-prepared to handle.The agency estimates it needs about $500 million just to change computer programs, update forms, write new regulations and answer questions stemming from the bill.After the 1986 tax reform, agency call volume spiked, and the number of returns that required corrections also ticked up, and it is fair to expect the same now. Though the IRS has tried to improve its phone service recently, even before the tax law passed it anticipated that fewer than half of callers would obtain help from a live person this year.Given the complexity of the new law, many people will have questions that are more than basic.“Taxpayers who want to learn about how the tax law affects them are left searching about 140,000 web pages on or turning to paid professionals,” Olson wrote. Worried that you won’t be able to fill out your returns correctly under the new tax law?Do not take it out on the poor IRS employee who could not answer your tax question, even after you spent a half-hour on hold.Blame the GOP-led Congress, which, in its anti-IRS fervor, has driven the agency into the ground. It has become one of the most reliable traditions in contemporary Washington.Every year, the national taxpayer advocate explains that under-funding the IRS makes the tax filing process unnecessarily miserable for those who follow the law, while rewarding those who flout it.And every year, the Republican-led Congress decides to keep the tax system unnecessarily miserable for the law-abiding and easier on the lawbreakers.“Funding cuts have rendered the IRS unable to provide acceptable levels of taxpayer service, unable to upgrade its technology to improve its efficiency and effectiveness, and unable to maintain compliance programs,” national taxpayer advocate Nina Olson wrote in her annual report to lawmakers. Categories: Editorial, OpinionThe following editorial appeared in The Washington Post.Hate the Internal Revenue Service?center_img While the taxpayer advocate argued that the IRS could do more with less, there is no doubt that underfunding is a key driver of the dysfunction.Congress has cut the agency’s budget by some $300 million since 2009, a bit under 3 percent.During that time, lawmakers have saddled the IRS with responsibility to oversee the phase-in of a new health-care law and, now, a major tax overhaul. Can’t the IRS — and the Americans it is supposed to serve — just cope?“On the surface, it appears ‘customers’ (taxpayers) don’t have a choice about seeking another tax agency to work with — there are no competitors to which they can move their ‘business,’” Olson wrote.“In fact, however, there is a competitor, and it is the lure of noncompliance. If the IRS isn’t going to provide you the assistance you need in the manner you need it, then why bother complying with the tax laws?” More from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censuslast_img read more

New fund manager takes PUT into higher league

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Vast Majority of Low-Wage Workers in Pennsylvania Are Adults

first_img April 29, 2019 Minimum Wage,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today highlighted research finding 89 percent of the workers benefiting from a $15 per hour minimum wage are adults and more than 18 percent are age 55 and older.“The overwhelming majority of workers who benefit from finally raising Pennsylvania’s minimum wage are adults, particularly working women,” said Gov. Wolf. “All hardworking people, no matter their age, deserve a fair living wage. It’s time to stop the false myth that adults aren’t working in low-wage jobs. It’s a harmful stereotype that disrespects the nearly 2 million Pennsylvania workers who would get a boost in pay from a $15 minimum wage.”The research refutes harmful stereotypes by making clear that hundreds of thousands of adults are stuck making poverty wages. Further, it throws caution at harmful assumptions about low-wage workers. By alleging that low-wage workers are mostly teenagers, opponents of raising the minimum wage distort the facts and malign hardworking teenagers. The reality is that many teenagers are helping support their families and themselves, including by saving for college and training after high school. All low-wage workers, no matter their age, would benefit from a minimum wage increase and deserve to be paid a living wage.Key findings from the Keystone Research Center show the workers who would benefit from a $15 minimum wage:• 89 percent are age 20 or older (1.8 million);• 37 percent are age 40 or older (754,000 workers);• 18 percent are age 55 or older (374,000 workers);• 23 percent work full-time (1.1 million workers).“Pennsylvania is lagging behind other states, including all our neighbors, in ensuring fair wages,” Gov. Wolf said. “When jobs don’t pay enough, workers can’t afford the basics – like food or housing. That hurts families, businesses and communities. Raising the wage floor rewards hard work, boosts local economies and saves tax dollars by helping people to work their way off of government programs.”Gov. Wolf is proposing to raise the wage to $12 per hour on July 1 and $15 per hour by 2025, which is supported by 38 economists. As nearly 2 million workers earn more, they increase spending at local businesses, helping the local economy. Within two years, 70,000 adults will work their way off Medicaid, saving taxpayers over $150 million.“It’s time to act to ensure working Pennsylvanians stop falling behind,” said Gov. Wolf. “The legislature must raise Pennsylvania’s minimum wage.”The commonwealth’s outdated minimum wage is $7.25, the lowest allowed by federal law. By trailing our neighbors, Pennsylvania workers earn less for the same work than those in West Virginia, Ohio, Maryland and all surrounding states. Vast Majority of Low-Wage Workers in Pennsylvania Are Adultscenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

UK announces secondary annuity market for 2017

first_imgAs part of the reform, which follows the new flexible drawdown of savings within defined contribution (DC) pots, up to 5m people will be able to sell their annuity on to a third-party provider regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), or sell it back to the initial provider, creating a market worth as much as £13.3bn (€18.4bn) a year.The government noted calls from the industry that sales back to the initial provider should only be indirect, or after a competitive price had been agreed.But it did not directly agree that an intermediary bidding platform should be launched to facilitate such an anonymous process.Pinsent Masons senior associate Rob Lawrence said the government should give “strong consideration” to launching such a platform.“This would enable the individual to obtain a number of ‘bids’ for his annuity without having to approach a number of providers separately,” he said, noting that it would also help mitigate the risk of individuals receiving poor value for money.The importance of having access to suitable advice, which the government hopes to address by extending the remit of Pensions Wise – the agency set up to offer advice to pensioners about the drawdown of their DC pot.Ben Roe, partner at Aon Hewitt, said the FCA would have a “big role” in ensuring the market worked correctly.“If it is difficult for individuals to obtain the advice they need, then there is a real risk the market will not develop, and all the effort involved in getting this new initiative off the ground could be wasted,” he said. Others, such as Hymans Robertson partner Douglas Anderson, warned that the administration of a secondary market would be “incredibly complex”.Anderson also welcomed the fact providers would be able to buy back their own policies.“This will definitely make it easier to establish a more competitive market, as the original providers may be able to offer better terms due to the expense and capital savings of cancelling the original policy,” he said. He also suggested that the FCA could learn from how current bulk annuity deals used simplified underwriting procedures to inform the proposed online tool allowing annuitants to assess the value of their policy. The UK’s rollout of a secondary market for annuities should be accompanied by the launch of a bidding platform, allowing for a more transparent sales process.The call for a bidding platform came as the UK Treasury confirmed a new secondary market would be in place from April 2017 rather than 2016 as initially planned, and that it would amend tax rates so that annuitants would only incur tax in line with their marginal rate.Pensions minister Ros Altmann stressed that, for the majority of annuitants, keeping the policy would still be the right decision.“But some were forced to buy annuities in the past that may not have been suitable for them,” Altmann said, “and I am delighted this reform will allow more people greater choice and the opportunity of a more flexible income stream.”last_img read more

Lady Trojan Hoops Standout Lauryn Helton Signs With Ravens

first_imgEast Central Girls Basketball standout Lauryn Helton has signed to play college ball at Anderson majoring in Athletic Training.Lauryn is the daughter of Tony and Joni Helton.Courtesy of Trojans Athletic Administration Assistant April McFarland.last_img

Fall Driver Education registration forms available

first_imgBatesville, In. —  Registration forms for Fall Driver Education at the Batesville High School are now available. Forms are available at the main office or on the high school website here. Forms must be submitted by Friday, August 24.Registration is on a first-come, first served basis. The class size will be limited to 45 students. A MANDATORY meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 29 at 7 p.m. in the Batesville High School cafeteria.last_img

How Ighalo equalled 95-year-old Man Utd record with FA Cup goal

first_img Promoted ContentInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A VeganWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Super Recognizable Outfits That Actors Wore In The Famous Movies6 Best Natural History Museums In The World On his third start for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, against LASK Linz in the Europa League, he scored and contributed an assist in a 5-0 victory, before opening the scoring against Norwich on Saturday. Ighalo’s opener was cancelled out by a Todd Cantwell effort from range, although Harry Maguire bagged in extra time to send the northern giants through at the expense of Daniel Farke’s strugglers. Despite his immense scoring record in matches in which he’s started for United – all of which have been in cup competitions – the striker is yet to score in the Premier League for the Red Devils. He has made six appearances – all from the bench – amassing 83 minutes of action back in the top flight. “It is great to have the option to rotate,” Solskjaer told BBC Sport after the match. “Anthony Martial came on and did brilliant, but Odion gives me a chance to rotate. read also:Ighalo is a proven goalscorer – Solskjaer “He’s a proven goalscorer and played his part in both goals,” the Norwegian coach continued. “He is a great person to have around the dressing room too. “Odion knows how much we value him in and around the dressing room; he’s a goalscorer, a poacher, he’s strong, we can play the ball into him, he showed for the second and Paul [Pogba] found him.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Odion Ighalo’s goal for Manchester United against Norwich City in the FA Cup on Saturday means that the ex-Nigeria striker has equalled a club record that has stood for 95 years. In netting against the Canaries, Ighalo became only the second player in the club’s history to have scored in each of his first four competitive starts for the Red Devils. According to Opta, the previous player to do this was Jimmy Hanson, who achieved the feat in 1925 when he scored in consecutive starts against Hull City, Blackpool, Derby County and Aston Villa. The Manchester-born Hanson signed for United in 1924, but suffered a serious injury five years later, and was forced to retire. Back in 2016, Zlatan Ibrahimovic was on the brink of equalling Hanson’s record when he scored in three consecutive competitive outings for United. However, while the then-34-year-old made a strong start to life with the Red Devils after signing on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain, he drew a blank in his fourth competitive start – against Hull – and missed out on Hanson’s record. Ighalo, however, has emulated Hanson’s achievement during a remarkable run early in his United career. The former Watford man began his scoring run with a goal in United’s 5-0 victory over Club Brugge in late February, before scoring twice against Derby County in the FA Cup in early March. Loading… last_img read more

Wilson wins at Dacotah

first_imgMANDAN, N.D. (July 17) – Spencer Wilson took the lead on lap four and pulled away to win the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified feature on a very busy Friday night at Dacotah Speedway.Jay Tooley led from the pole as Rusty Kollman, Tracy Domagala and Wilson raced three-wide for second. Wilson had the fastest car on track, quickly reeled in Tooley and started to check out.Lapped traffic became a problem as Jeremy Keller and Shawn Strand raced side-by-side for se­cond. With four laps to go, Strand made contact with Dylan Barnhardt, spinning out both drivers out and collecting fifth running Mark Dahl. Strand was charged for the caution and sent to the back.After swapping the spot with Jerad Thelen, Keller finished a season-best second place.Josh Roehrich picked up his third Mach-1 Sport Compact feature win of the year.last_img read more

Hank Banks January 27, 1942 – May 10, 2020

first_imgHank Banks, age 78 passed away Sunday, May 10, 2020 peacefully at his home in West Harrison, Indiana. Born January 27, 1942 in Owsley County, Kentucky the son of Carl and Lillie (Edwards) Banks.Hank married Sandra Miller on October 26, 1963 at Symrna Baptist Church in New Trenton, Indiana. He worked in maintenance at Dover Elevator for 31 years. Then at JTM in Harrison, OH and as a bus driver for Sunman Dearborn School District for over 10 years. He was a member of the Harmony Masonic Lodge #11 F&AM in Brookville, Indiana.Hank is survived by his wife Sandra Banks, his children Robbynn (Tedd) Collins, Tiffany Banks and Fred (Anna) Banks. Grandfather of Cassandra Collins, Kayla Banks, Ashley Banks, Luccas Collins, Sierra Ferguson. Great grandfather of Wynnter, Phoenix, Mackenzie and Laclan. Brother of Dallas Banks, Joe (Barb) Banks, Yvonne (Bert) Sandlin and Wanda (David) Hensley.Hank is preceded in death by his parents Carl and Lillie Banks, Son Kirby Banks, and brothers Lonnie and Wendell Banks.Visitation will be held Thursday, May 14, 2020 from 4:30-7:30 P.M. with Masonic services at 7:30 P.M. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 15, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. all at Jackman Hensley Funeral Home 215 Broadway St. Harrison, Ohio 45030. Burial will be at Gibson Cemetery in Bright, Indiana.Memorials may be directed to the family and/or Alzheimer’s Association c/o Jackman Hensley Funeral Home.last_img read more