Scoreboard roundup — 4/11/18

first_imgApril 12, 2018 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 4/11/18 Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from yesterday’s sports events:    INTERLEAGUE Final  Oakland  16  L-A Dodgers   6    AMERICAN LEAGUE Final  Minnesota       9  Houston       8 Final  Chi White Sox   2  Tampa Bay     1 Final  Seattle         4  Kansas City   2 Final  Cleveland       5  Detroit       1 Final  Baltimore       5  Toronto       3 Final  N-Y Yankees    10  Boston        7 Final  L-A Angels      7  Texas         2    NATIONAL LEAGUE Final  Atlanta        5  Washington      3, 12 Innings Final  Milwaukee      3  St. Louis       2 Final  Colorado       6  San Diego       4 Final  Arizona        7  San Francisco   3 Final  Philadelphia   4  Cincinnati      3, 12 Innings Final  N-Y Mets       4  Miami           1 Final  Chi Cubs      13  Pittsburgh      5     NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS Final OT  Minnesota      112  Denver         106 Final  Detroit        119  Chicago         87 Final  N-Y Knicks     110  Cleveland       98 Final OT  Miami          116  Toronto        109 Final  Philadelphia   130  Milwaukee       95 Final  New Orleans    122  San Antonio     98 Final  Oklahoma City  137  Memphis        123 Final  Orlando        101  Washington      92 Final  Boston         110  Brooklyn        97 Final  Sacramento      96  Houston         83 Final  L.A. Lakers    115  L.A. Clippers  100 Final  Portland       102  Utah            93    NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS Final  Pittsburgh   7  Philadelphia   0 Final  Winnipeg     3  Minnesota      2 Final  Vegas        1  L.A. Kings     0Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Advising business members in your credit union

first_img 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Over the past 18 months, Conexus Credit Union has been working to widen the focus of conversations its business advisors have with business members from primarily lending to encompass deposit accounts and cash management services as well.“This is a real change for our team,” says Maggie Sinclair, VP/business banking at the $7.15 billion credit union serving 121,000 members throughout the province of Saskatchewan. “They’re very good lenders, but our aim now is to offer more holistic advice—‘five-star conversations’ that begin with finding out business owners’ immediate lending needs and then moving on to questions on how we can make sure your business is protected.”In progressing toward that aim, Conexus CU changed the title of its business service staff from “relationship managers” to “business advisors” to underscore their role in advising business members on the full range of financial services the credit union offers. The business advisors have also been trained in new questioning and conversational techniques to identify members’ needs for business financial services.As the largest credit union in Saskatchewan and sixth largest in Canada, Conexus CU serves more than 10,500 business members in diverse sectors, including agriculture, commercial real estate, oil and gas, health care, manufacturing and retail. The 85 business advisors with Conexus Business Solutions—with the support of other CU associates, a specialized cash management team and a centralized support staff—manage approximately $4.5 billion in total funds and serve business members’ needs out of the 41 CU branches across the province. continue reading »last_img read more

Cash-strapped governments see revenue in $26t online industry

first_imgWhen Indonesia looked for new ways to fund government spending on coronavirus relief last month, the world’s fourth most-populous nation homed in on a driver of the economy that was still healthy: the internet.“We decided to tax digital companies with an electronic transaction tax because their sales have soared amid the Covid-19 outbreak,” Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said at a press conference. Citing services like Zoom and Netflix, she said “their economic activities are huge.”And who could blame her. Fiscal authorities staring at gaping budget shortfalls from Canberra to Copenhagen are looking for any form of commerce and consumption they can tax. Coveted well before the pandemic, digital revenue is becoming an even more likely target. But it won’t be that simple. Such efforts are likely to raise the hackles of US President Donald Trump because many of the most popular e-commerce services – from social networking to video streaming and online retailing – are American companies, and he wants those new taxes for his strapped treasury.While the pandemic decimates larges swathes of traditional industries, stay-at-home policies have played into the strengths of companies including Facebook Inc., Apple Inc., Amazon.com Inc., Netflix Inc., Alphabet Inc. and Microsoft Corp. Collectively they generated about US$234 billion in revenue in the first quarter, up 14 percent from a year earlier.A report last week from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development said worldwide e-commerce sales totaled almost $26 trillion in 2018, equivalent to almost one-third of global gross domestic product.Such windfalls tend to draw the attention of finance ministry officials awash in red ink. “There are a lot of financial pressures because of the bailouts,” said Stuart Harbinson, a former senior World Trade Organization official and a senior consultant on international trade for the Brussels-based Hume Brophy communications agency. “People need revenue.”European pushSix nations in Europe – Austria, France, Hungary, Italy, Turkey and the U.K. – have already announced plans for a digital services tax and at least six others – the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Spain, Latvia, Norway and Slovenia – have discussed implementing one.“The digital giants are going to be the main beneficiaries of this crisis, so taxing them has never been more necessary,” French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire told Bloomberg.The health crisis arrived at an already delicate moment in a global effort to develop a multilateral digital tax agreement at the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.Though the OECD’s negotiators have pledged to forge a comprehensive accord this year, some business groups including the US Council for International Business have called for a negotiating hiatus during the pandemic. The groups cite travel limitations and other constraints as key hurdles to forging a deal this year – something that even top OECD officials acknowledge.“It’s extremely difficult to negotiate without meeting the people physically,” said Pascal Saint-Amans, director of the OECD’s Center for Tax Policy and Administration.Among the biggest advocates of an international accord are Trump and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who want to deter nations from unilaterally siphoning tax revenue from America’s internet behemoths.In February the OECD said updating global tax rules could be worth as much as $100 billion in government revenue. That would hardly dent the $3.7 trillion budget shortfall the US is facing this year but smaller economies are keen to get a piece of it.Last year Trump sent a sharp warning to the world’s financial ministers when he threated to impose 100 percent duties on $2.4 billion worth of French wine, cheese and makeup in retaliation for France’s digital services tax.“If anyone is going to take advantage of the American companies, it’s going to be us,” Trump said last year. “It’s not going to be France.”While the threat resulted in a temporary truce with France, the massive economic toll of the coronavirus is emerging as a more persuasive factor for other nations.Tariff threatsGovernments are calculating whether the long-term cost of Trump’s tariff threat outweighs the potential for billions of dollars in new digital revenues. Nations are also evaluating whether the threat of Trump’s tariffs holds less sway if America’s hobbled economy is unable to endure a new global wave of damaging tariff wars.“The threat of the US taking trade sanctions against countries introducing digital services taxes I’m not sure is as efficient as it was before the crisis,” Saint-Amans said during a recent webinar. “The French were very unhappy with the threat and many other countries were hesitant. Now countries are moving.”New digital taxes could also jeopardize efforts at the WTO to forge a broad e-commerce agreement aimed at harmonizing rules in the digital economy.The European Union, US, China and 46 other WTO members are negotiating new rules to govern the use of cross-border data flows, data localization policies, privacy, cyber security and a permanent moratorium on e-commerce duties.Since 1998 the WTO’s 164 members have periodically agreed to continue their practice of not imposing customs duties on electronic transmissions. The moratorium was last renewed in December and will remain until the WTO holds its next ministerial conference, which was postponed due to the pandemic.But the moratorium and the WTO’s e-commerce talks could unravel if nations decide to impose unilateral digital taxes before the talks conclude.“Some countries, especially in Europe, are likely to look to digital firms for revenue,” said Joe Kennedy, senior fellow at the Washington-based Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. “The temptation to ignore international rules about the allocation of taxable income to countries will likely increase.”Topics :last_img read more

Swans to appeal Fabianski red card

first_img A statement read: ” Swansea City can confirm that the club will be appealing the red card issued to goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski against West Ham on Sunday. “The club officially informed the Football Association by today’s 1pm deadline. “The Polish international, who faces a one-match ban, was shown a straight red card by referee Chris Foy for impeding Diafra Sakho and denying a clear goalscoring opportunity in the 68th minute of the defeat at the Boleyn Ground. “The FA will make a decision on the appeal ahead of Sunday’s Barclays Premier League clash with Spurs at the Liberty Stadium.” The Poland international was dismissed in the 68th minute of the match at Upton Park for impeding West Ham substitute Diafra Sakho as he burst through on goal. However, Swansea manager Garry Monk said after the 3-1 loss that he expected the club to appeal the decision, saying there was both a handball by Sakho in the build-up and that it was not a clear goalscoring opportunity either, and on Monday the Welsh club confirmed they had been in touch with the FA. Press Associationcenter_img Swansea have announced they will be appealing the red card shown to goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski during Sunday’s Barclays Premier League defeat to West Ham.last_img read more

Campers press into CPR training to get certified

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisGet experience… that’s the hope for 25 high school students participating in this summer’s medical career investigation camp. As the second–half of the week unfolds, campers pressed right into CPR training.Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/WBKBTV/ Twitter | https://twitter.com/WBKB11 Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/wbkbtv/AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Sanctuary Gearing Up For Annual Cardboard Boat RegattaNext What’s Trending For June 21last_img