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Lawmakers call for rule change to aid plumbing industry scheme

first_imgIn addition, the £1.9bn (€2.1bn) scheme had a significant amount of “orphan liabilities”, Hair said, as a result of employers exiting the scheme before the section 75 rule come into force in 2005. The bill for these liabilities was being paid by current members, she said.In response to calls from MPs for government intervention, Opperman said some of the issues faced by employers involved in the plumbing industry scheme would be addressed in a forthcoming white paper from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). The department consulted specifically on section 75 rules last year.However, he emphasised that it would be difficult to make changes specifically for the plumbers’ scheme because of the potential implications for other multi-employer DB schemes.Opperman also said the government did not support making the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) the guarantor of last resort for the scheme’s orphan liabilities.He said: “The government’s provisional view is that it would not be right or fair to pass this burden on to the PPF and its levy payers, which are, of course, other pension schemes, and their sponsoring employers, who have no connection with, or responsibility to, the scheme.” The Plumbing and Mechanical Services Industry Pension Scheme plans to consult on a revised method of calculating section 75 debt from next month. Last week the trustees agreed with employers and unions to stop employers from exiting the scheme without explicit consent for the rest of 2018 in order to allow time to “secure a strong and equitable future for the scheme”.DWP hints at delay to DB reform paper Guy Opperman, undersecretary for pensions and financial inclusionSource: Chris McAndrew During the debate about the plumbers’ scheme, Opperman also hinted that the much-anticipated government paper on DB reform could be delayed.In October last year at an industry conference, Charlotte Clark, director of private pensions and stewardship at the Department for Work and Pensions, said her team was aiming to publish the document by the end of February 2018.However, Opperman told MPs that “the white paper will be delivered at some stage this spring… it will certainly be delivered before the summer period”.A DWP spokeswoman told IPE that no firm date had been set for publication.Clark had said the paper would not lead directly to legislation but instead would aim to set out a “direction of travel” for changes to the DB system.The first version of the document – titled ‘Security and Sustainability in Defined Benefit Pension Schemes’ – was published last year and explored ideas including alternative liability calculations, funding methods, new powers for regulators and consolidation of schemes. This rule requires companies exiting multi-employer schemes to pay a lump sum upfront to secure their staff’s benefits. Although the defined benefit (DB) scheme was 101% funded, according to a 2014 actuarial valuation, it was roughly 75% funded on a full buyout basis, pensions minister Guy Opperman told MPs during yesterday’s discussion.center_img UK politicians have urged the government to consider rule changes to help small plumbing companies deal with their pension liabilities.In a debate yesterday, Kirstene Hair, Conservative MP for the Scottish constituency of Angus, highlighted the difficulties faced by small companies that were members of the Plumbing and Mechanical Services Industry Pension Scheme.She warned that a number of business owners were unable to retire from the multi-employer scheme as to do so would involve shutting down their company and triggering a so-called ‘section 75 debt’.“Plumbers have been checkmated by the legislation,” Hair said. “They have no room to manoeuvre, no way out. Every possible move, it seems, will trigger the employer debt and bring it crashing down on them and their livelihoods.”last_img read more

PFZW to invest in ‘revolutionary’ energy technology for new allocation

first_imgThe company said it would initially focus on supplying industrial large-scale users. It expected to have completed three gasification plants with an output of 20 petajoules by 2023. This equates to 2% to 3% of the demand for gas and 1% of the entire energy demand in the Netherlands, according to SCW.It added that it would need 500,000 tons of waste material for gasification annually within four years.“It shows that within the existing economy, we can improve sustainability with relatively small changes in the infrastructure”Peter Borgdorff, director of PFZWPeter Borgdorff, director of PFZW, said that the new technology deserved a place in energy production in the Netherlands.“It shows that within the existing economy, we can improve sustainability with relatively small changes in the infrastructure,” he said.Maurice Wilbrink, spokesman for PGGM – PFZW’s asset manager – said the pension fund expected to make further investments in the project as it expanded. He highlighted the potential of the technology, noting that all current industrial installations using natural gas in the Netherlands had to improve their sustainability in the coming decades.“Approximately half of future Dutch energy use will remain dependent on methane or hydrogen, so all of SCW’s output will find its way to the industry,” he said.According to PFZW, the gasification process also releases carbon dioxide, which could be captured and used in horticulture to improve plant growth. It added that SCW was investigating the possibility of transforming the carbon into a fixed material that could be used as a replacement for lime or concrete.“This way, the carbon could be permanently removed from the atmosphere,” the pension fund said.The healthcare scheme further noted that the gasification process would also release minerals, including phosphate, which was important to retrieve as natural reserves were limited.Above target returnsPGGM’s Wilbrink said that, given the higher risk profile of the project, the expected return of the investment was higher than PGGM’s target return of 8% to 12% for infrastructure.He further indicated that PFZW wanted to use its additional private equity allocation to invest earlier in the development phase of projects through specialist private equity houses.The pension fund preferred to participate as a co-investor, in order to exercise as much influence as possible, he said.PFZW already had a €12bn private equity allocation, equating to 5% of its entire assets. The portfolio generated 5% last year. Dutch healthcare scheme PFZW is to invest in a “revolutionary” Dutch technology that can transform wet organic waste into the fuels of methane and hydrogen.The investment would be the first of a new €500m private equity allocation, specifically aimed at impact investing in the areas of climate, water scarcity, food security and care, it said.The €217bn pension fund said it would take a minority stake of “several millions” in Alkmaar-based SCW Systems, which has built a demonstration plant in a co-operation with New Energy, a subsidiary of Dutch gas supplier Gasunie.SCW’s “super critical water gasification” technology involves the transformation of material, such as sewage sludge and agricultural biomass as well as garden, vegetable and fruit waste, under high pressure and high temperature.last_img read more

Brisbane backyards shrinking as city grows

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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenDifferences between building in new or established estates01:50 Backyard space was a priority for Natalie Muir and her sons Finn, 11, and Miles, 6. Picture: Peter Wallis.IT WAS home to the Hills hoist, the cricket pitch, the ramshackle treehouse and the makeshift waterslide.But is the humble Aussie backyard, the place where so many Australian cricketers launched their careers, really dead?With block sizes shrinking and new residential developments opting for central parks over traditional big backyards, some experts believe the patch of dirt where so many memories were made could be a thing of the past. MORE REAL ESTATE STORIES PALLARA — 326sq m (dropped 78 per cent in 10 years) FITZGIBBON — 379sq m (dropped 42 per cent in 10 years) ALBION — 405sq m (dropped 32 per cent in 10 years) WEST END — 405sq m (dropped 10 per cent in 10 years) HEMMANT — 405sq m (dropped 35 per cent in 10 years)(Source: Place Advisory — comparison of median lot sizes in the first six months of 2009 and 2019)***“There’ll always be backyards but they’re changing in terms of their size and in terms of how people use them,” realestate.com.au chief economist Nerida Conisbee said. Leading national real estate expert, columnist and chief economist of Realestate.com.au, Nerida Conisbee.“They used to be grass with a few trees, now we know how popular swimming pools are and granny flats are being put in backyards, and there’s a whole trend to see a backyard as an extension to a home, an outdoor room.”Mr Albone calls this the personalisation of the backyard.“People know what they like and don’t like and want personal elements in the garden that makes their space unique,” he said.“It might be having a feature tile that may not be to everybody’s taste but the client is the one that lives with it so they get the final say, a collection of garden gnomes or a bespoke piece of furniture.” Gnomes can personalise a backyard.Place Advisory director Lachlan Walker said while homeowners still valued outdoor spaces, the statistics indicated a changing demographic, where families had less time to maintain bigger backyards and were more accepting of smaller lots.*** THE SUBURBS WITH BRISBANE’S BIGGEST BACKYARDS Low rates, strong rental yields boost investor confidence FOLLOW THE COURIER-MAIL ON FACEBOOK Playing backyard cricket like this … … can inspire kids to take up cricket as a career like Queenslander Jemma Barsby. Picture: Joe Castro.Griffith University Cities Research Institute director Paul Burton said the backyard of the future had no room for nostalgia.“Trying to maintain a backyard that is big enough to have a game of cricket, that’s going to be increasingly difficult,” he said.“But even if you have a two metre strip on two sides of the house and a bit at the front, could you use that more imaginatively and productively? Yes, but only if people are helped to think about that.” Brisbane’s outer ring suburbs, once dominated by acreage, are now home to some of the smallest house blocks in the city, with land sizes in one suburb dropping by 78 per cent in 10 years, from 1479sq m to 326sq m. In residential developments like this one at The Prominence, Pallara, a 326sq m block does not get you a small house.Across Brisbane, home sites have shrunk by about 200sq m in five years and are now at a median 607sq m.While Fig Tree Pocket in Brisbane’s west is now home to the largest median house block size in the city at 1000sq m. There are plenty of big backyards to be found at Fig Tree Pocket. This one at 56 Botticelli St is part of a 2084sq m property that’s just hit the market.But not everyone thinks the humble backyard will go the same way as the dinosaurs.“Absolutely not — I do feel it has become more difficult to obtain but people understand the importance of having a back garden or a space for the family to get outside into,” Foxtel’s landscape designer Charlie Albone said. Charlie Albone is The Lifestyle Channel’s landscape designer. Picture: Nick Wilson, Foxtel.Place Advisory and realestate.com.au have dug deep in to the data to determine once and for all if the backyard is dead and buried.*** THE SUBURBS WITH BRISBANE’S SMALLEST BACKYARDS Moggill — 789sq m (dropped by 48 per cent) Eatons Hill — 790sq m (dropped by 49 per cent) Kenmore Hills — 912sq m (dropped by 22 per cent) Brookfield — 936sq m (rose by 4 per cent) Fig Tree Pocket — 1000sq m (dropped by 34 per cent)(Source: Place Advisory — comparison of median lot sizes in the first six months of 2009 and 2019)***“People have busy lives and don’t miss the large backyard, they are happier with lower maintenance backyards, smaller pools, it’s the house that makes the difference,” he said.He said housing estates had a big focus on community living and initiatives like Springfield’s mega adventure playground, Orion, ensured residents had access to outdoor spaces.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours ago In Fitzgibbon, the median sized house block has shrunk by 42 per cent in 10 years to 379sq m. But outdoor spaces like this BMX track on Telegraph Rd are filling the gap. Picture: Michelle Smith.“Families are happy to travel to locations for indoor and outdoor entertainment,” he said.“And there is the rise of government spending money on skate parks and BMX tracks so kids can get out and ride their bikes in nice, safe locations.”In 10 years’ time, Natalie Muir expects properties in the Greenslopes area to get smaller as people sell off their backyards. Natalie Muir with her sons Finn, 11, and Miles, 6, in the backyard of their Greenslopes home that is for sale. Picture: Peter Wallis.But with two young boys and a job in the city, she was determined to find a property that had enough space for ball games in the backyard.She found 18 Peach St, Greenslopes on a 607sq m block in 2015 but a return to study has the family moving again and Simon Caulfield of Place Kangaroo Point has it listed for sale.“I do see houses on smaller blocks now, and I can appreciate it because it’s so close to the city, but it’s still nice to have that big garden.“They can play cricket and the golden canes act as really good goalkeepers.” The backyard at 18 Peach St, Greenslopes has room to play soccer or cricket.The Place Advisory data, which compared sales for the first six months of 2009 and 2019, shows Pallara in Brisbane’s outer southern suburbs is now home to Brisbane’s smallest median lot size of 326sq m, followed by Fitzgibbon in Brisbane’s north where properties have shrunk by 42 per cent to 379sq m.In the inner ring suburbs, Albion shrank by 32 per cent to join West End as the two smallest suburbs with median house blocks at 405sq m.For homebuyers craving a larger backyard, Fairfield is the best option in the inner ring suburbs with a median land size of 618sq m.The footy would find a home in the backyard of 9 Ashby St, Fairfield, where this four-bedroom house on a 607sq m is being sold with the Hills hoist by Geoff Sellars of Ray White Annerley. Inner ring suburb: 9 Ashby St, FairfieldFig Tree Pocket in Brisbane’s west has the largest median block size of all middle ring suburbs at 1000sq m.The five-bedroom retreat at 4 Sonanne Place, Fig Tree Pocket, is far from letting go of the backyard dream. On the market through Alex Jordan of McGrath Paddington, the home has the manicured lawns, water features and an inground pool all on 1000sq m. Middle ring suburb: 4 Sonanne Place, Fig Tree Pocket.And the best place for a backyard in the outer ring suburbs is Brookfield, west of Brisbane, where land sizes are a median 936sq m.Golf or tennis are the recreations of choice on the grounds of 17 Leatherwood Place, Brookfield that is being brought to market by Adcock Prestige Brisbane. Outer ring suburb: 17 Leatherwood Place, Brookfield.The four-bedroom Georgian mansion features manicured lawns across a 6244sq m parcel including a private putting green and tennis court. James Bond-inspired home has licence to thrilllast_img read more

LIAT announces cancellation of flights

first_img Share 357 Views   no discussions LifestyleNewsRegionalTravel LIAT announces cancellation of flights by: – August 1, 2014 Share Tweetcenter_img Share Sharing is caring! ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – LIAT wishes to advise its customers and the general public of the following flight cancellations for tomorrow as the airline’s operations continue to be impacted by the passage of Tropical Storm Bertha:· LI 362 – Antigua-San Juan· LI 563 – San Juan-Antigua· LI 560 – Dominica-San Juan· LI 565 – San Juan-Dominica· LI 500 – Antigua-Santo Domingo· LI 500 – St. Maarten-Santo Domingo· LI 501 – Santo Domingo-AntiguaLI 500 will operate from Antigua to St. MaartenPassengers travelling tomorrow are asked to check the LIAT website, the LIAT Facebook Page, their local LIAT office, or to call the LIAT Call Centre from Antigua – 1-268-480-5582; toll free from the rest of the Caribbean – 1-888-844-5428 and from Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands – 1-866-549-5428 for information on the status of their flights.Customers affected by the disruptions who wish to rebook for a later date will be allowed to do so without change fees or fare differences for a period of one week from the date of their original scheduled travel. Following the one-week grace period, passengers will be required to pay applicable fare and change fees when re-booking.LIAT also wishes to advise that passengers who decide to travel but are unable to complete their journey due to disruption caused by weather conditions, will not be provided with meals, transportation, hotel accommodation etc.Passengers with onward connections are advised to contact the respective carriers.LIAT regrets any inconvenience caused as a result of the passage of the storm.last_img read more

Premier League’s transfer market bubble set to burst

first_imgThe financial squeeze put on Premier League clubs by the coronavirus crisis could be felt across the continent in the coming months as the well to fund massive transfer fees runs dry. For each of the past four summers, Premier League clubs have flexed their financial muscle to splurge over £1 billion ($1.3 billion) on transfers. Harry Maguire’s £80 million move to Manchester United was the biggest transfer as Premier League clubs spent £1.4 billion last summer That has helped spread the wealth of television contracts worth billions across Europe and crucially down the divisions to cash-strapped clubs in England. Now even the world’s richest league is facing economic meltdown. Premier League matches have been suspended indefinitely with no return expected before mid-June at the earliest. Broadcasters could be due a rebate worth a reported £762 million if the season is not completed and, even when the games do recommence, they are likely to be behind closed doors, quashing income from gate receipts. Moreover, a number of major sponsors such as airlines and gambling companies have been just as badly hit by the COVID-19 shutdown, which is expected to lead to a curb on commercial revenue. Rather than the usual arms race for talent, Premier League clubs are fretting about just meeting their wage bills for the next few months. “Many clubs could be threatened by insolvency and transfer plans came to a standstill for most clubs because of the many uncertainties,” said Matthias Seidel, founder of Transfermarkt, a website specialising in transfer values. According to Transfermarkt, 1.8 billion euros ($2 billion) has already been wiped off the value of Premier League squads. “There’s no doubt the actual value of players right now has gone down in all squads,” said Brighton owner Tony Bloom. “How much less, I have no idea. It depends on how the next few months play out.” – ‘Vultures and predators’ – Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?10 Stunning Asian Actresses No Man Can ResistThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise YouWe’re Getting More Game Of Thrones: Enter House Of The Dragon!10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth? Transfer prices are set to collapse with leagues across Europe suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic Such uncertainty has led for calls to do away with transfers entirely to avoid the unseemly sight of clubs, who have asked staff to take pay cuts and in some cases relied on government money, spending money on new players. Loading… “If you’re trying to get 30 percent pay cuts from existing players, you may have to put a transfer embargo in place,” former Manchester United captain Gary Neville told Sky Sports. However, embargoes may only accelerate fears that clubs lower down the pyramid will not survive the crisis. Proceeds from transfer sales are commonly used in the lower leagues to cover running costs and will be needed even more without the regular income of gate receipts to rely on. “I think there will be significant transfer fee deflation,” football finance expert Kieran Maguire told AFP. “There will be a significant number of clubs that when some form of transfer market returns, they will be close to going out of business and therefore will accept fire sale prices. “The vultures and predators will pick off good players for very modest fees.” The fear for those reliant on transfer fees, though, is that the damage has already been done. Given the vast sums involved, transfer fees are very commonly paid over the course of a player’s contract. Based on accounts published to the end of the 2018⁄19 season, Premier League clubs owed £1.6 billion in outstanding transfer payments, £900 million of which was to foreign clubs. Maguire warns of the domino effect whereby if one club fails to meet its transfer debt, it could spark a series of defaulted payments on other deals or even worse force clubs into insolvency. “The concern is that financial problems in one league could spread throughout the industry just like the pandemic,” he said. Read Also: Luis Suarez’s return hands Barcelona title advantage Bundesliga chief executive Christian Seifert told the New York Times earlier this month that the transfer market will “collapse” and that “some leagues will understand that money is nothing that is coming automatically every month from heaven.” That may have been a slight on the Premier League’s overindulgence on transfer fees. But as the biggest spender, the economic earthquake felt by English football will ripple across Europe for some time to come. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

COVID-POSITIVE OFWs RISE TO 46 | Anilao repatriate dies at Sanitarium

first_imgAs for Patient No. 115 who died, Alonsabe said the repatriate returned to Iloilo from Spain in early March but left for Manila to process his papers; he got stranded there due to the community quarantine. DOH-6 epidemiologist Dr. Glen Alonsabe said these OFWs were likely exposed to persons with COVID-19 in Manila after their tests, perhaps because they were not immediately transported to the region and had to extend their stay there for several more days or even weeks. Anilao’s Mayor Lee Ann Debuque confirmed the death of Patient No. 115 yesterday on Facebook. There would be an investigation “to know the reason for his death.” Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don’t feel unwell. COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China in December 2019. Meanwhile, the total 125 confirmed cases in Region 6 (as of June 7) were from Aklan (six), Antique (14), Capiz (six), Guimaras (zero), Iloilo province (21), Negros Occidental (three), Bacolod City (10), Iloilo City (19), and repatriates (46). “Indi man tama gid iya sintomas. Wala man sang chest pain,” said Alonsabe. * 28-year-old-male from Lezo, Aklan (Patient No. 125) The last COVID-19-related death in the region was recorded on May 3 – a 40-year-old man from Bacolod City. ILOILO City – The number of repatriated overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Western Visayas who tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) rose to 46 over the weekend with four more new confirmed cases. “Based on the daily monitoring of our Rural Health Unit, he was in stable condition,” she said. The total 46 COVID-positive repatriated overseas workers were from Aklan (three), Antique (four), Guimaras (three), Iloilo province (eight), Negros Occidental (eight), Bacolod City (seven), and Iloilo City (13). Of these 125 cases, only 26 remained active as of yesterday, according to DOH-6, because 88 already recovered while 11 died. The four new OFW COVID cases, currently under quarantine, also brought to 125 the total number of cases in Region 6, according to the Department of Health (DOH) Region 6. It was only on May 27 that Patient No. 115 was able to return to Iloilo. * 37-year-old male from Bacolod City (Patient No. 122) According to Alonsabe, Patient No. 115 showed only mild symptoms of COVID – fever and cough. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Alonsabe reminded Western Visayans to continue wearing facemask, observing physical distancing and frequent handwashing. There is still no vaccine for COVID-19. These droplets also land on objects and surfaces around the person. Other people then catch COVID-19 by touching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth. These four new cases were the following: One repatriate died on Saturday, too – a 39-year-old male resident of Anilao, Iloilo (Patient No. 115) who had worked in Spain. They were tested negative in Manila where they were stranded due to the quarantine, this was why they were allowed to return to Western Visayas. The disease can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales. * 40-year-old-male from San Joaquin, Iloilo (Patient No. 124) Alonsabe also said the body of Patient No. 115 would be cremated within 12 hours after death as required by the health safety protocols that DOH set, thus an autopsy would be impossible. He also urged senior citizens (those 60 years old and older) and youngsters below 21 years old to stay at home as ordered by the national government’s Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases./PN * 35-year-old male from Balasan, Iloilo (Patient No. 123) He did not discount the possibility of a cardiac arrest. So why did their retest here yield COVID-positive results? His death brought the total COVID-19 mortalities in the region to 11, said Alonsabe. The local government will be extending financial assistance to the family of the deceased. last_img read more

Mrs. Jennie Dean Wentworth Brooks

first_imgMrs. Jennie Dean Wentworth Brooks, age 90, of Bennington, Indiana near Allensville entered this life on February 19, 1930 on Vernon Ridge in Switzerland County, Indiana. She was the loving daughter of the late Joseph Allen and Lydia Ann Callis Wentworth. She was raised on Vernon Ridge and attended the Mt. Zion Church and Ebenezer United Methodist Church. On December 21, 1946, Jennie was united in marriage to Ralph E. Brooks in the Brooksburg parsonage. This happy union of 46 years was blessed with sons, Emerson and Roger and daughters, Rosalin and Wilma. She attended church with her husband at Home Church in Brooksburg. Jennie and Ralph settled on their farm in 1952 on Works Road in Ohio County. She enjoyed helping him with the farming, gardening, mowing the lawn, baking, sewing, embroidery work, reading, putting puzzles together, watching the hummingbirds and studying her Bible. Jennie was always the happiest when her family was with her and she loved hosting the annual 4th of July parties. In her later years, she enjoyed going to the Olive Branch Baptist Church near Bear Branch. She was a devoted wife, loving mom, grandma, sister and friend. Jennie died on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. at her home with her loving family at her side.A LOVING FAMILYJennie will be missed by her loving daughters, Rosalin “Rosy” Childress and her husband, Steve of Madison, Indiana, Wilma Tschaenn and her husband, Rick of Osgood, Indiana; her loving sons, Emerson Brooks and his wife, Sheila of North Vernon, Indiana, Roger Brooks and his wife, Becky of Bennington, Indiana; her loving grandchildren, Anthony Bailey (Amy), Travis Tschaenn (Krista), David Brooks, Stacy Brooks, Amber Brooks Redicker (Russell), Heather Childress Chism (Kirk), Brook Childress Bailey (Darin), Jared Childress (Nicole), Amanda Hobson (T.J.), Ashley Barnes (Ryan), and Jeremiah Smith (Haley); her great grandchildren, Kylee, Lauren, Brooklyn, Emma, Abby, Riley, Evan, Karsyn, Jack, Torrance, Zuzu, Savanah, Blake, Shay, Paige, Tori, Parker, Jack, Charlotte, Chelsea, Calvin (Chasity), Coleton, Clay, Rebekah (Stephen), Lily, Eva, Noah, Luke, RaeLynn, CharLee and Gracie is expected to arrive soon; her great-great-grandchildren, Seth Michael and Casen expected to arrive soon; her brother, Clarence Wentworth of New Albany, Indiana; her brother-in-law, Bob Griswold and his wife, Betty of Bennington, Indiana; her sisters-in-law, Patricia Wentworth of Sellersburg, Indiana, Sue Wentworth of Kewanee, Indiana; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Allen Wentworth, died September 17, 1986, her mother, Lydia Ann Callis Wentworth, died February 3, 1991, her beloved husband of 46 years, Ralph E. Brooks, died September 8, 1992, her brothers, Rev. Melvin Wentworth, died December 30, 1998, J. Eugene Wentworth, died May 9, 2019, Charles Wentworth, died July 10, 1928, her sisters, Helena “Babe” McKay, died May 5, 1986, Rosemary Griswold, died August 14, 1992, Nelgene Bolton, died October 23, 1995, and Hilda Meriweather, died September 16, 2013, her granddaughter, Stacy Brooks, died March 19, 1998; her great-grandson, John Asher Barnes, died November 19, 2018.ARRANGEMENTS ARE PENDING AT THIS TIMEFuneral arrangements will be announced by the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana. Interment will be in the Vevay Cemetery, 800 East Main Street in Vevay, IndianaMEMORIAL EXPRESSIONSMemorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Hospice. Cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres of Madison and Hanover. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.comlast_img read more

Danger of revenue cut from ICC pushes BCCI to contact British law firm

first_imgTHE International Cricket Council (ICC) is considering cutting into the annual revenue it will give to the BCCI, as it continues to find ways to recoup the money it lost as a result of the tax paid during the 2016 World T20 held in India.The 10% tax paid by the ICC to Indian tax authorities has resulted in a revenue loss of $20-30 million. The minutes of a Committee of Administrators (CoA) meeting held on July 6 state that while these events were previously tax exempt, the Indian government’s stance changed in 2016, which forced the BCCI to withhold 10% of the amount payable by the broadcaster, Star Sports, to the ICC.Early last year it had emerged that India could be in danger of losing out on hosting the 2021 Champions Trophy (since replaced by the T20 World Cup) as well as the 2023 World Cup. The ICC management had been directed to seek alternative venues if the issue wasn’t resolved.“The Board agreed that ICC management, supported by the BCCI, will continue the dialogue with the Indian Government but in the meantime directed ICC management to explore alternative host countries in a similar time zone for the ICC Champions Trophy 2021,” the ICC had said in a release in February 2018.The minutes of the CoA meeting held last month state that the BCCI “made all efforts” with the government to try and ensure a tax exemption but three years on, the tax authorities have not budged. In the last decade alone, the Indian government allowed tax exemptions for the 2006 Champions Trophy as well as the 2011 World Cup.For the 2006 event, Ehsan Mani and the late Jagmohan Dalmiya, had directly negotiated an exemption with the Indian government. On the basis of that negotiation, the government had passed legislation in the tax act which allowed international sporting events to be exempted. This applied as recently as 2017, when the FIFA Under-17 World Cup got a tax break for broadcast equipment imported by FIFA host broadcasters.The BCCI will now seek the opinion of an English law firm about their legal options, since the 2016 event agreement between the board and the ICC was governed by English law.last_img read more