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  • Local swimmer represents Red Bluff community

    first_img“You can’t let your head get too big or think too much of yourself,” Brandt said, “just keeping focusing on your next goal and checking off the list.” 175Care about your community? We do, too.Sign up for our Morning Report newsletter Something went wrong. Please try again.SIGN UPCongratulations! You’re all set! Red Bluff >> Jayne Brandt loves swimming. She said she cannot get enough of any pool she swims laps in, even though she admits to taking a few breaks. “Yeah, every so often it’s good to take a couple days off,” Brandt said Thursday during the Red Bluff High School swim team banquet. “Then you come back more excited.” Brandt’s mighty good any time she straps on the swimsuit, goggles and swim cap. This year, she was especially dynamite, winning a pair of Northern Section Masters championships as just a sophomore for the Spartans. In addition, during Brandt’s championship swim in the 100 breast stoke, she captured a time of 1:06.81 seconds, which ranks third all-time in Masters history dating back to 1972.She wants the top spot eventually — a mark just more than 2 seconds faster set by a Colusa swimmer in 2008. The top time in the 100 breaststroke is 1:04.71, which Brandt said is attainable. “You just have to buckle down, train everyday,” said Brandt, whose older sister, Julia Brandt begins her college swim career this weekend at Lewis & Clark College in Portland. “You can’t get distracted. In swimming, especially the (sprint) strokes every hundredth of a second counts. You have to be in the zone and ready to do your best.” Jayne Brandt says she hopes to one day swim in college, should the opportunity present itself. But right now she has much larger aspirations during the next two years of her Red Bluff Spartans career. last_img read more

  • Transnet opens wagon maintenance facility in Northern Cape

    first_img29 July 2014State logistics company Transnet officially opened a R30-million wagon refurbishment facility in De Aar in South Africa’s Northern Cape province on Monday.The De Aar wagons depot will maintain various types of wagons for Transnet Freight Rail, functioning as a satellite workshop for the Transnet Rail Engineering Beaconsfield Depot in Kimberley.Speaking at the opening, Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown said the investment was aimed at increasing Transnet Freight Rail’s capacity on the main freight corridor between Johannesburg and Cape Town.This facility has already created jobs and improved rail engineering skills in the area, Brown said, adding that 47 people, 22 of them from De Aar, had already been employed, and that an estimated 300 direct and indirect jobs would be created through this facility.“Government is committed to revitalising the economy of rural towns such as De Aar, so that we create sustainable livelihoods for the local people,” Brown said. “A wagon refurbishment facility will have a long-term impact not only on De Aar but surrounding areas, as it will be a springboard for development within the broader Northern Cape province.“The establishment of such a facility brings hope to the youth of De Aar to become engineers and better their lives.”After the opening, Brown and Northern Cape Premier Sylvia Lucas handed over two new houses to families who agreed to make way for Transnet’s new Youth Multi-Purpose Precinct next to the De Aar Rail Station.The youth precinct comprises a youth shelter for 20 homeless boys, a youth educational centre, a recreational park and a social club for youth volunteers.The Transnet Foundation will fully fund the De Aar Youth Precinct NGO for the first three years (2014, 2015 and 2016). During this time, the Transnet Foundation will engage with other potential partners to invest in the precinct.Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

  • MTC Continues Finnigan Model Statute Project, Discusses TCJA Impact on States

    first_imgAt the Multistate Tax Commission’s (MTC) spring meetings the committees:received a presentation on TCJA changes;decided to continue working on a model Finnigan statute; anddiscussed federal legislation that could impact the states.Litigation Committee Discusses GILTI, FDII, and BEATThe Litigation Committee received a presentation entitled “GILTI, FDII, BEAT and Repatriation: What the State Should be Doing in Response to the New Territorial Tax System Created by the TCJA” by Stephanie Do and Micheal Hilkin from Evershed Sutherland.The presentation provided suggestions to MTC members on how their states should respond to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The new provisions discussed include the:one-time repatriation transition tax; tax on global intangible low-taxed income (GILTI);foreign-derived intangible income deduction (FDII); andbase erosion and anti-abuse tax (BEAT).These provisions represent a shift from a worldwide tax system to a modified territorial tax system.Don’t Adopt the Provisions or Adopt All the ProvisionsThe presenters’ suggested that states should either not adopt the provisions or adopt the entire scheme. Conforming could lead to more aggressive state taxation than federal taxation. If states only conform to parts of the federal structure it could also lead to more aggressive state taxation.State Constitutionality of GILTIOne concern when adopting global intangible low taxed income (GILTI), IRC Sec. 951A, is that it could subject some companies to far higher tax bills than other companies taxed in the state.This could lead to discrimination concerns similar to those in Kraft v. Iowa. In Kraft, the U.S. Supreme Court found an Iowa law allowing a deduction for dividends received from domestic, but not foreign, subsidiaries violated the foreign commerce provision of the U.S. Constitution.The presenters noted that application of Kraft will vary among the states.Conforming to the Entire Federal SchemeAt the federal level taxpayers have the advantage of foreign tax credits, a federal tax rate reduction, and the IRC Sec. 250 foreign-derived intangible income deduction (FDII). Unless states adopt all these provisions taxpayers could end up paying more in taxes than before the adoption of the TCJA.Uniformity Committee Continues Work on Finnigan Model StatuteThe Uniformity Committee adopted a motion to return a draft model Finnigan Method: Combined Reporting Statute to the working group. The focus of the group will be developing options for the treatment of NOLs.Treatment of Net Operating LossesThe draft model allows net operating loss sharing with some limitations to prevent abusive practices. The committee received comments from a state that raised issues with NOL sharing:carry forwards; andcredits.The commenter suggested that the NOL changes were not necessarily required and the model statute should not contain specific loss and credit sharing rules. If the statute was going to contain NOL rules, the commenter thought more time should be spent considering the provisions.The committee discussed several different options. Among those were:developing a white paper discussing treatment of NOLs; anddrafting more than one version of the model NOL language and letting states choose.The committee decided to develop several versions of the model NOL language for states to choose from. The committee determined this approach would:promote consistency for taxpayers; andallow states to meet their policy choices.Federal Legislation Possibly Impacting the StatesThe Executive Committee discussed the possibility of federal legislation that may impact the states. Several of the bills were introduced in response to TCJA changes made to the state and local tax (SALT) deduction. The presenter mentioned that the prospect of federal legislation being passed did not seem high.Even a bipartisan bill, the Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act of 2019, had dim prospects. New York has concerns with the legislation. New York members hold several leadership positions in the U.S. Congress that could prevent passage.There have also been several bills introduced that seek to alter the state and local tax deduction cap. The legislation includes bills to:fully restore the deduction, the SALT Deductibility Act; andrepeal the limitation on the deduction, the SALT Fairness Act andrepeal the limitation on the deduction, the State and Local Tax Deduction Fairness Act of 2019.Login to read more on CCHAnswerConnect.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.last_img read more

  • Retail therapy

    first_imgTrippy talesPSYBABA’S”Natural cosmetic elements, handmade leather bags and footwear, UV glow apparels and accessories, organic perfumes, eco-friendly jewellery, tie-dye clothing, hemp accessories, chemical-free food and lots more,” is how Psybaba’s has been fittingly described on the store’s Facebook page. Founded by two nature-loving crusaders, Saher and Tanya, fighting against the,Trippy talesPSYBABA’S”Natural cosmetic elements, handmade leather bags and footwear, UV glow apparels and accessories, organic perfumes, eco-friendly jewellery, tie-dye clothing, hemp accessories, chemical-free food and lots more,” is how Psybaba’s has been fittingly described on the store’s Facebook page. Founded by two nature-loving crusaders, Saher and Tanya, fighting against the use of plastic, Psybaba’s sells biodegradable ware. Their merchandise includes psychedelic paraphernalia, alternative clothing and accessories, home decor items and more.Said accessories come in the form of camel bone jewellery, odd trinkets, earthy earrings and intricately crafted anklets. The beautiful dream catchers-webbed and beaded circles hung with feathers-are Psybaba’s’ signature items. “Me and my wife Tanya are very attached to this store. A lot of the items such as the dream catchers have been designed by her and our aim is to heighten the shopping experience,” says Saher.Understandably, Psybaba’s is a haven for backpackers, tourists and anyone looking for something different. WALLET WATCH Prices start from Rs 200 AT 41/2 Castle Street, Near Empire Suites, Ashok Nagar TEL 8040913670 TIMINGS 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. WEBSITE Facebook.com/pages/PSYBABASCollector’s ParadiseTHE ENTERTAINMENT STOREA walk down the Church Street, opposite the Empire Hotel, will lead memorabilia collectors to a store that caters to all their pop-culture-related interests. The Entertainment Store was founded by Satish and Sunil Khemchandani, and together they have curated some of the most sought-after merchandise from television shows, films and the music industry that have been, and currently are, considered popular favourites.”We did not want to come up with a clinical store. We wanted to give people an experience when they came here. Which is why we have tried to cover all genres of entertainment so that our bias towards any particular form does not creep in,” says 32-year-old Satish.advertisementAside from Harry Potter, there’s also a Lord of the Rings series, Star Wars knick-knacks and miscellaneous collectibles from The Godfather. The vast selection of comic books includes old timers Archie, Asterix and Tintin. Music buffs can take their pick from celebrated albums by The Beatles, Pink Floyd and Linkin Park, and for new-age listeners of pop music, there’s even Justin Bieber.WALLET WATCH Prices start from Rs 150 AT Prestige Eureka, 47 Church Street, Opposite Empire Hotel TEL 41511492, 41507631 TIMINGS 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. WEBSITE Facebook.com/TheEntStoreQuirk BoxKITSCHDIISeema Pisharody loves all things quirky. Walk in to her store Kitschdii and this will become obvious. The store sells in-house designs and sourced off-beat artefacts, home decor and furnishings.”During the 20 years of my corporate career, I travelled a lot. Everywhere I went, I picked up something quirky, something funny. Then I started putting up exhibitions and stalls, and today, I have a store of my own,” says Pisharody.Everything’s funky here, even the handcart that displays wallets, sling bags and posters. The cutting chai cups painted on by artisans from Mumbai and beer mugs with some printed tongue-in-cheek humour are just a few of the interesting options available. There are also colourful sling bags in Indian ethnic prints and large trunks that can be used as sitting furniture–pretty and practical.The cafe in the store is a nice touch and has hand-painted chairs and tables made from leather. The main attraction of the cafe is a huge hand-painted tree, and the floor is covered with colourful rugs. Pisharody says, “Come over to find a host of home decor products that are rare and interesting. Cushion covers, coasters and everything else is cool and kitschy.”WALLET WATCH Prices start from Rs 75 AT 12th Main, HAL, 2nd Stage, Indira Nagar, TEL 99880034225Kitsch in timeTURTLE DOVESVijayasri Ravindra and Trupthi Ghorpade, the founders of the store Turtle Doves, say the aim behind this joint venture was to provide a wide spectrum of funky, vibrant and quirky products under one roof. The ware is both innovative and affordable.”It all started, as the name Turtle Doves suggests, with our friendship. You will find quirky collectibles that you can gift to your friends and to people with a good sense of humour,” says Ghorpade.Turtle Doves is considered the kitsch destination of South Bangalore-from wall frames to games, handmade jewellery to creative and colourful home accessories, off-beat bookends to crazy magnets. If you’re looking for a unique gift or a great home accessory, this is the place to be.Also available are funky sling bags, lampshades and ‘beware of the wife’ doormats. The umbrellas in neon colours or the jewellery boxes in geometric designs also warrant a look.WALLET WATCH Prices start from Rs 50 AT 198/C,7th Main Road, 3rd Block Jayanagar, Near NMKRV College TEL 9665238885 TIMINGS11.00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.advertisementBe flooredCOCOON FINE RUGSExotic and luxurious handcrafted rugs adorn the walls of this store. “Cocoon Fine Rugs is by far the only carpet boutique of its kind in the country to provide end-to-end solutions for carpets as wall art and floor furnishings,” says founder Ayush Choudhary.There are also unique interpretations of the classic Persian rugs. The way the rugs are arranged and the way they instantly add a splash of colour to the store gives it the feel of an art gallery.Add some drama to your home with these carpets that are like modern art. Most of them resemble-and are as endearing as-a child’s experiment with a pallete of colours. There are also rustic rugs, which conjure up memories of the famed magic carpet from Aladin. These are available in fabrics such as wool, silk, jute, leather and more.WALLET WATCH Price on request AT KP Towers,777-A, 100’ft Road, HAL II Stage, Indiranagar TEL 25201120Gear upDECATHALONTotal chaos is what greets you as soon as you you walk into Decathalon. But it does not take long to fit right into that disorder. Here, you’ll catch, as we did, children cycling around, men discovering the child in them on self-balancing one-wheeled scooters and women dribbling basketballs. “We love to promote different sports,” says Annie George, a representative of the store.Shed your inhibitions, pick your favourite sport and give it a go on the huge lawns just outside. It’s difficult to find a place like this in Bangalore-where there’s all the sports equipment at your disposal and a ground to make use of, without a deterrent in sight.Decathlon is slowly emerging as the Mecca of sports lovers. You can get anything here-from leisure bikes and trekking gear to bows and arrows, and they’re all unbelievably affordable. A quick walk through the store will reveal that on offer are kayaks, scuba suits, boxing gloves, beach balls and more. The camping section deserves special mention–there are two-bedroom tents, camping cutlery and stoves, and interesting torch lights that run on mechanical energy. Apart from merchandising sports equipment and accessories, they also have sportswear, spare parts and sports bags.WALLET WATCH Prices start from Rs 99 AT Sarjapur, Bannerghatta Road, Mysore Road, Whitefields TEL 9538712550 TIMINGS Weekdays 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Weekends 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.last_img read more