first_imgTwo men were taken into Police custody following a raid at a city hotel on Thursday, during which a .38 special revolver and six matching rounds were unearthed.Based on reports received, Police, acting on information, swooped down on the hotel and conducted searches on the two men.Apart from the gun and ammunition, a handcuff and six mobile phones were also found in their possession. They are assisting police with investigations.The gun and ammo among other items which were found by the PoliceOn Wednesday, during a press briefing, acting Police Commissioner David Ramnarine disclosed that the Guyana Police Force has recorded a 33 per cent increase in robbery with violence but at the same time a nine per cent decrease in serious crimes.He also noted that murders have decreased by 13 per cent, while there has been a 15 per cent decrease in robbery under arms, a six per cent decrease in robbery under arms with the use of other instruments, and an 8.5 per cent decrease in rape.last_img read more

first_imgGLENDORA – Speed limits will decrease on portions of six city streets for safety reasons, officials said. The City Council voted Nov. 13 to drop permitted speeds by 5 mph on part of Route 66 and five major feeder roads. The limit on a portion of Amelia Avenue was increased from 25 mph to 35 mph. “It’s all about traffic safety,” said Public Works Director Dave Davies. Accidents were a major factor in the decreases, Davies said. On Route 66, there have been 33 accidents in the past three years, including one fatality, he said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre The speed changes come after a traffic survey earlier this year that monitored driver behavior. The survey is required by state law every five years in order for police departments to monitor speeding. The last survey was in 2003. “We’re just doing what we need to do to be able to enforce reasonable speeds on our streets and have it stick legally,” Councilman Doug Tessitor said. Speeds will be lowered on portions of Route 66, Base Line Road, and Bennett, Glendora, Grand and Sierra Madre avenues. The survey showed that speeds could be safely increased on portions of four streets – Route 66, Foothill Boulevard, and Bennett and Lone Hill avenues – but due to the history of accidents there and other factors the city chose to maintain current speeds on those roads. When considering speed-limit changes, the city also looks at pedestrian traffic and the number of residential homes, parks and schools along the roads. City streets have had increased traffic since the 210 Freeway extension opened in 2002, Councilman Mark Kelly said. When the freeway is backed up, many drivers use Glendora’s east-west arterials as an alternative, he said. “Foothill Boulevard, Route 66 and Arrow Highway are now becoming major corridors for people to travel to Pasadena and get onto the freeway farther down,” Kelly said. The city has received complaints about drivers going too fast, city officials said. But, despite pressure from residents, changes in speed limits must be determined by interpreting data that comes from speed surveys, Davies said. Considering all the extenuating factors is more tricky than it sounds, he said. “Traffic engineering is more artistic than scientific,” Davies said. melissa.pamer@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2110160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgTottenham and Liverpool will do battle for the right to call themselves champions of Europe on Saturday – a match you can listen to LIVE on talkSPORT.Both teams made it to the Champions League final in dramatic circumstances with Liverpool beating Barcelona 4-3 on aggregate, while Spurs completed a stunning second-half turnaround at Ajax. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Getty Images – Getty 6 Getty Tottenham scored three goals in the second-half of their second leg at Ajax It’s the first time two Premier League sides will face each other in the final of Europe’s premier club competition since 2008 when Manchester United beat Chelsea on penalties in Moscow.But where will the 2019 final be won and lost?talkSPORT.com have identified FOUR key battles between Tottenham and Liverpool players ahead of Saturday’s game. Fabinho was in brilliant form in the semi-finals, particularly in the Anfield game shining Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ deals Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Getty Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card The Brazilian was tasked with marking Lionel Messi in the semis and did a pretty good job even though the Barca superstar scored two goals in the first leg at the Camp Nou.However, Messi was a shadow of the great player he is at Anfield and a lot of that was thanks to Fabinho’s tireless efforts. If you can stop Messi, then you shouldn’t fear anyone.Kieran Trippier vs Sadio ManeBy his own admission, Kieran Trippier has struggled to replicate the splendid form he showed in the 2017/18 season and the 2018 World Cup and his latest setback saw him miss out on a place in England’s final Nations League squad.The right-back has made a few noticeable mistakes this season including an embarrassing own goal in a Premier League defeat at Chelsea in March.Meanwhile, Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has been at the top of his game this season, winning the Golden Boot alongside team-mate Mohamed Salah and Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with 22 goals. REVEALED tense Getty Images – Getty gameday cracker no dice Spurs fans may worry about this duel and Mauricio Pochettino could even alter his line-up to make sure there aren’t too many one-on-ones between Trippier and Mane.Heung-Min Son vs Trent Alexander-ArnoldBut Liverpool may have to worry about the left hand side of their opponents too with Heung-Min Son likely to be up against Trent Alexander-Arnold.Alexander-Arnold is brilliant going forward and Spurs will have to keep an eye on his devastating crosses from the right. It was his quick thinking that saw him provide an enterprising assist for Divock Origi’s second-half strike which was the decisive goal in sending Liverpool through.However, the 20-year-old is not the finished article defensively and he can be got at by the South Korean who has had another great campaign at Spurs.center_img LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS 6 Getty Images – Getty Mane and Trippier have had contrasting seasons Van Dijk and Kane are likely to come up against each other when England face the Netherlands in the Nations League on June 6 REPLY 6 Getty Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City 6 Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January huge blow Son has scored crucial goals on Spurs’ route to the final Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Liverpool completed the biggest comeback in the competition’s history when they beat Barcelona 4-0 at Anfield Son has scored 20 goals in all competitions this season and there were even calls for him to be nominated for the PFA Player of the Year award.Harry Kane vs Virgil van DijkThis is the big duel in the final as Harry Kane and Virgil van Dijk are of equally huge importance for their respective clubs.It looks as though Kane will be fit to start the final despite his ankle injury so he’ll probably do battle with PFA Player of the Year Van Dijk. Christian Eriksen vs FabinhoIt may not be the glamour duel in the final but you could make a very strong case that Christian Eriksen’s battle against Fabinho is the most important one on the pitch.Spurs fans will say Eriksen hasn’t been at his best this season but he’s their most creative player and is capable of that magic pass or shot that could win what is expected to be a tight game. But Fabinho will be out to stifle him. 6 6 Stats suggest the last player to successfully dribbled past centre-back Van Dijk in March 2018 but Kane is a constant threat.The England striker may latch himself on to Van Dijk’s centre-back partner, which is likely to be Joel Matip, in an attempt to get more joy but there will be occasions when Van Dijk deals with the Spurs forward so the phrase ‘clash of the titans’ will be appropriate in this case.EXCLUSIVE: Van Dijk talks Jurgen Klopp, Harry Kane and THAT victory over Barcelonalast_img read more

first_imgHe added: “It takes time to build up a good team, we are getting there but we are nowhere near the finished article.“I am really excited to see where this squad can go.“We’ve no excuses not to improve.“You’ve got your shorter term goals week-on-week and your longer term goal of winning the Six Nations. “Unfortunately we’ve just come up short there.” He said: “We possibly left 21 or 28 points out there at the weekend and gifted Ireland 14 potentially.“If we take that out of our game and execute we are going to be winning games.“It’s about making sure we aren’t always making the same mistakes and learn.”Asked if Scotland possess the winning mentality which characterises the sport’s most consistent sides, Hogg replied: “Absolutely, end of.” Scotland full-back Stuart Hogg shot down suggestions the national team don’t possess the winning mentality which characterises rugby’s elite sides.Gregor Townsend’s squad will make it three wins out of five in the Six Nations for the second consecutive season with victory over Italy in Rome.However, a disappointing defeat to Ireland ended Scottish hopes of Six Nations glory, and put Ireland on their way to the title.Glasgow Warriors star Hogg insists the national team are only missing a couple of pieces from the jigsaw before they are ready to mount a championship tilt of their own.last_img read more

first_imgScotland defender Stephen O’Donnell has admitted that the team weren’t good enough in their defeat to Israel but says they can make amends.Alex McLeish’s side endured a nightmare in Israel, taking the lead before being reduced to ten men and conceding twice. After winning their opening Nations League game 2-0 against Albania, Scotland had been aiming to take a firm grip of the group but were instead left to reflect on their failings.“It’s very disappointing,” O’Donnell told STV. “We came here to get a positive result and hopefully put half a foot in the knockout round. “We didn’t manage to do that but we’ve got two more games. “It’s the group stage and that’s the positive about it. We’ve won one and lost one and we’ve got two games to make amends.”The Kilmarnock full-back couldn’t put his finger on the reason for the drop in performance between the Albania and Israel games and said simply : “Football’s complicated. “It’s two different teams, two different shapes. One was at Hampden, at home with the crowd behind us and one was in difficult conditions out here. “It’s not for me to question, it’s for me to give 100% and unfortunately tonight that wasn’t good enough.” McLeish had admitted his disappointment after the game and O’Donnell said the manager didn’t need to be hard on the players at full-time with everyone aware of the level of performance.“It’s a difficult place to come and I think he appreciated the effort we put in,” he said. “Fundamentally, we got beat and it wasn’t good enough but you look round the dressing room and you don’t need a manager to come in and give us a rollicking. “We understand that, we’re all grown men and we all know that wasn’t good enough. We’re a team, all 20 of us plus the staff.“We’ve all done our best and we go home disappointed but we have two more games and we hope at the home games the nation will be behind us.”last_img read more

first_imgTags:#news#search#web Bing has a long way to go before being considered a serious competitor to Google, but its growth is still noteworthy. It may be hard to believe, but Bing was only launched in mid-2009. The product was essentially a rebranding of Microsoft’s existing search engine, which trailed well behind Yahoo at that point. Not content to remain at below 10% of the search market, Microsoft launched Bing in a bid to more aggressively compete with Google, whose search engine had risen to dominate 65% of the search market by 2009. In addition to sporting a simplified user interface and improved performance, Bing was also found to be closely emulating Google’s own search results. Almost as rapid as Bing’s growth has been Yahoo’s decline. The company has been struggling for a few years to figure out what kind of business it is in a world dominated by Google. When Microsoft launched its new search engine in 2009, Yahoo commanded 20% of the search market. It has fallen five percentage points since then while Microsoft has increased its own market share by 7%. Related Posts Well, that didn’t take long. Bing, Microsoft’s three-year-old search engine, has officially edged out ahead of Yahoo, according to the latest data from ComScore. In December, Yahoo dropped 0.6 percentage points over the previous months, giving Microsoft a slight lead, despite the fact that Bing didn’t grow that much during the same time period. Bing now commands 15.1% of the search market, while Yahoo has dropped to 14.5%. It’s not even a full percentage point, but this is the first time Yahoo has been ousted by Microsoft for that #2 slot behind Google. Speaking of Google, the search giant still leads the pack by a huge margin, commanding nearly 66% of the search market. It hasn’t grown that dramatically in the last few years, but Google did add half a percentage point in December. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting john paul titlow Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

first_imgA staffing agency was liable for New Mexico gross receipts tax on its sales of services in New Mexico. New Mexico imposes a tax on the gross receipts of persons engaged in business in New Mexico. The agency claimed that it was not doing business in New Mexico and did not have nexus with New Mexico. However, the agency was engaged in the business of providing staffing services in New Mexico since its placed its New Mexico employees into New Mexico health care facilities. Also, New Mexico had sufficient nexus to impose tax on the agency based on the agency’s approximately 100 employees present in the state.Joint-EmployerThe agency claimed it was not liable for tax because it was a joint-employer with the New Mexico facilities that used its staff. As such, it acted as the company’s agent when paying wages to the staff and providing other benefits. The agency entered into a service agreement with a health care company in New Mexico to provide staff. Under the agreement, the company paid the agency for employee services, and the agency paid the employees’ wages and benefits. The agency also took care of employment and contractual issues and withholding taxes or other taxes concerning the employees and subcontractors it used. Further, the agreement provided that the agency and the health care company were not to be construed to be agents or principals of the other and neither had the authority to bind the other party.Amounts received on behalf of another as a disclosed agent are not subject to tax. However, under the agreement, the workers provided by the staffing agency were employees of the agency. The agency was an independent contractor that had no authority to bind the health care company with a third party. In addition, the agency did not show that it was a joint-employer. The agency did not collect receipts as a disclosed agent of the health care company and its other New Mexico clients.NexusIn addition, the agency argued that it did not have nexus with New Mexico. Customers, like the health care company, secured the agency’s services almost exclusively through a vendor management system. Customers used the system, run by a company located outside New Mexico, over the Internet. The agency placed about 100 employees in New Mexico through the system. Physical presence in New Mexico creates substantial nexus with New Mexico. Having approximately 100 employees physically present and working in New Mexico satisfies the substantial nexus requirement for imposing state tax.Finally, the taxpayer claimed that, even if it had nexus, its activities in New Mexico were not taxable as de minimis transactions that were ancillary to sales and occurred in interstate commerce. However, the de minimis rule does not apply because the agency sold services not tangible personal property.In the Matter of the Protest of All Medical Personnel, Inc., New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department, No. 17-35, August 8, 2017, ¶401-804Login to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.last_img read more

first_imgA U.S. House of Representatives committee today takes up a 2013 spending bill for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that would partly reverse deep cuts in the agency’s science and technology programs. It also provides $75 million for a controversial agricultural biodefense laboratory in Kansas that the Obama Administration had zeroed out of its fiscal year 2013 budget request. Overall, the draft spending bill before the House Appropriations Committee would provide $39.1 billion for DHS, 1% below the White House’s request and about $484 million, or 1.2%, below its 2012 budget. The agency’s core research, development, and innovation (RD&I) programs would get a hefty 40% increase, to $406 million, over current spending levels, but that number is $73 million below the White House’s request. The restored $140 million is in part to make up for major RD&I cuts Congress imposed last year. The funding will allow DHS “to fully fund all projects that were at a reduced level in fiscal year 2012, restart half of its requested projects currently on ‘hold,’ and consider new R&D projects that offer the potential of novel and more cost effective solutions to DHS challenges,” notes a committee report accompanying the bill. 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Earlier this year, the White House proposed no funding for NBAF, which has been dogged by controversy over its safety, cost, and usefulness. Kansas lawmakers have vowed to restore funding for the project, which is currently being reviewed by an expert panel organized by the National Research Council of the National Academies. At the outset of today’s committee meeting, Democrats on the Republican-controlled panel attacked the majority for including NBAF funding. “I have to question the including of $75 million in limited resources … for a project that remains under review by the National Academy of Sciences,” said Representative David Price (D-NC), arguing that it reduced the amount of funding available for other research efforts. Yesterday, a U.S. Senate Appropriations subcommittee took the first step in approving its version of a DHS spending bill. Few details are available, but that bill also would restore funds to the agency’s research programs. Overall, the Senate’s $45.2 billion measure would provide $831 million for DHS’s science and technology accounts, $163 million above fiscal year 2012, and equal to fiscal year 2011 levels.last_img read more

first_imgTop-ranked India will look to live up to their reputation as they face a tricky South Korea in the semi-finals of the Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament in Kuantan on Saturday.India remained unbeaten in the round-robin stage which they topped with 13 points. They have conceded a mere six goals in the tournament so far, and have scored 25 in their five matches so far.The world No.6 had dropped points only once in the round-robin stage — against their semi-final opponents South Korea and that could be on India’s mind when they take the field at the Wisma Belia Hockey Stadium.South Korea in comparison finished fourth in the group stages, after conceding a last-minute goal to Malaysia in the their final game. (India vs Pakistan, Asian Champions Trophy Hockey: Highlights)The South Koreans, who are ranked 11th in the world, have scored 11 goals in the competition so far — the second lowest of any team in the competition and the lowest of any of the semi finalists.In the earlier match between the two teams, however, former Asian champions South Korea showed a lot of quality. They scored against an over-confident India, whose defence was playing high. After they conceded the equaliser and India mounted a barrage of attacks, the South Koreans defended strongly.Fully aware of the task his team awaits, India chief coach Roelant Oltmans said: “Korea have an extremely well-drilled and organised defensive structure, and they rely on that in their games. We already have experience of seeing how suffocating their play can be, and it is a challenge for us.”advertisement”We will have to be more clinical in the final third against them and have shown that we can be so in our games so far. It should be a good encounter.” (India eye semis spot in Asian Champions Trophy hockey)For India, drag-flick expert Rupinder Pal Singh has been in imperious form, scoring 10 goals so far in the tournament. The power of the Punjab set-piece specialist has been too hot to handle for the teams and Oltmans will hope that he keeps scoring.In defence too, Rupinder will be extremely important as a central defender, and his defensive pairing with Birendra Lakra and Kothajit Singh will be tested against the nimble-footed Koreans.In a big boost for India, captain P.R. Sreejesh will be back in goal post after missing the last two round-robin games due to an ankle injury. (Hockey: India hammer Japan 10-2 in Asian Champions Trophy)The midfield will be led by former captain Sardar Singh. The 30-year-old has been average and looked out of touch so far. Right midfielder S.K. Uthappa has been playing well, perfectly transforming defence to attack while helping the forwards making the circle penetrations.The focus will also be on Ramandeep Singh, who has stepped up his game in the absence of senior striker S.V. Sunil. He, along with the likes of Akashdeep, Nikkin and Lalit Upadhyay will not only have roles of scoring field goals but also earning penalty corners for the side.In the other semi-final, Pakistan will face hosts Malaysia.last_img read more

first_imgIndia were hurt by dropped catches at the start of England’s innings, batting coach Sanjay Bangar said after the tourists appeared set for a big first-innings total in the first Test. (SCORECARD)Joe Root led the way for England with a sparkling century and with Moeen Ali, unbeaten on 99, helped them finish the opening day on 311/4 after opting to bat first.England captain Alastair Cook led a charmed life against new-ball pace duo Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav when the left-hander was dropped twice in the first two overs behind the wicket. (1st Test, Day 1: This is how Root, Moeen kept India at bay)Cook’s opening partner Haseeb Hameed, making his debut aged 19, was also dropped on 13 and the pair added 47 for the opening wicket to give England a solid foundation to build on. (Haseeb Hameed’s homecoming to Gujarati roots as England opener)”In the first session of day one of a Test match there’s something in the wicket,” former India all-rounder Bangar told reporters. “Whether you bat or bowl first, you need to make the first session count.”There were unfortunately a couple of dropped catches which did not allow us to make those early dents into their batting lineup… that set us back.”England had struggled with their opening stands last month in Bangladesh, where they drew a two-test series 1-1.They had starts of 18, 26 and 10 in three innings before openers Cook and Ben Duckett compiled a 100-run partnership in the second innings in Dhaka.”We could have definitely started well in that first session,” said Bangar. “Had we taken those catches we would probably have been asking questions of their middle order.advertisement”But full credit to them, they fully utilised the conditions on offer in Rajkot on day one.”Rajkot is known to be a batsman’s paradise and they fully utilised the conditions.”Bangar was hopeful the hosts, ranked number one in the world in Tests, will bounce back on the second day.”The game changes quickly,” Bangar added.”They are four down at the moment. A couple of quick wickets (and) we could make early inroads and wrap them up before a session and half. You never know.”last_img read more