All States ~ Miscellaneous Tax: Webinar: Using CCH® IntelliConnect to Conduct State Tax Research

first_imgCCH Tax Day ReportWolters Kluwer is hosting a live two-hour webinar, Using CCH® IntelliConnect to Conduct State Tax Research, on Thursday, October 13, 2016, at 1 p.m. Eastern; noon Central; 11 a.m. Mountain; 10 a.m. Pacific. This two-hour Webinar, presented by John Payne, a Research Consultant for Wolters Kluwer, will show you helpful tips and best practices for finding answers to your toughest state tax questions using the IntelliConnect tax research platform.Program topics include the following:– Practical tips for effective keyword searching– Fast ways to browse the State Reporters– How Smart Charts can exponentially speed your state tax research– Best paths to access and track state tax developmentsThe learning objectives include the following:– Identify the different methods of keyword searching– Understand how to effectively use the State Tax Reporters to answer state tax questions– Describe how Smart Charts can assist with state specific or multi-state tax research– Access and track timely coverage of news and legislation on state tax topicsRegistration can be completed online at http://www.cchwebinars.com or by calling 1-800-775-7654. The fee is $129 for a single user. Each registered user for this webinar also receives a complimentary issue of CCH’s Journal of State Taxation in electronic format.last_img read more

In Search of a Better Tomorrow

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on December 22, 2010June 20, 2017By: Zubaida Bai, Young Champion of Maternal HealthClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)This blog post was contributed by Zubaida Bai, one of the fifteen Young Champions of Maternal Health chosen by Ashoka and the Maternal Health Task Force at EngenderHealth. She will be blogging about her experience every month, and you can learn more about her, the other Young Champions, and the program here.Over the last month I have been busy with a literature search and am in the process of consolidating the screening and referral tools used at resource desks at different locations by Health Leads. What makes this interesting is that I am doing most of this offline from India, along with a lot of field visits here for my company AYZH. AYZH is a social enterprise incorporated in India as well as in the U. S. that is focused on health and livelihood solutions for economically disadvantaged rural and urban women. Its core product is a $2 Clean Birth Kit that includes, among other items, a sterile sheet, soap, a razor blade and umbilical cord clamps. Such relatively simple measures could help close the gap in providing safer, cleaner births. Thus, incidences of maternal and newborn infection resulting in illness, or even death, could be reduced.Among all my visits to hospitals and clinics, I had less access to the labor rooms of semi-urban and urban government hospitals. Generally, access in these institutions was limited to common areas and pre/post delivery areas. However, what I did see suggested systems being pushed to their limits. In the worst case, stray dogs and urine lined the hallways. Feces covered the toilets and debris littered the floor in one maternity ward. In larger hospitals I saw things happening at a chaotic speed. Indeed, in one PHC a new mother told us that although she lived closer to the city government hospital she had come to the more remote clinic to deliver as she knew she would receive more individualized attention.In one of the hospitals, the doctor I was supposed to meet was also scared to let my little boy into the hospital fearing he would catch an infection, just by entering the place. What about the kids who are born there? I was confident I could take him in. We went around hospital where I saw women who had delivered on rusted metal beds and had to lie down on cold floors to recover. I discussed my project with the doctor and she was very excited about our product but was concerned regarding disposal of the contents since garbage disposal around the hospital is another big challenge being faced by them. This brings forth the next challenge in health, which is disposal of medical waste.After lots of requests and assurances that I would not take any pictures, I was escorted to the maternity ward where I saw women having given birth to premature babies had to sleep on the floor due to shortage of beds amidst stagnant rain water, mosquitoes and rats. The ground so dirty and wet that even I would not dare to step into bare footed.Seeing the situation at this hospital left me with millions of questions in my head. Why isn’t being a mother a blessing for these women? What am I going to do about this? What can we as Young Champions do about this?Share this:last_img read more

Predicting The Winners Of College Football’s Biggest Rivalry Games In 2016

first_imgUrban Meyer and Jim Harbaugh meet after a game.ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 25: Urban Meyer head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Jim Harbaugh head coach of the Michigan Wolverines shake hands after the game. Ohio State won 31 to 20 on November 25, 2017 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) Alabama Iron Bowl TrophyTwitter/@AlabamaFTBLAs we near the end of March Madness, college sports fans are coming up on the long summer stretch between basketball ending and football beginning. Other sports like college baseball, lacrosse, and softball are big for some fan bases, and of course, there’s the MLB, but we’re all going to be itching for football season by June. And with college football comes a slew of amazing rivalry games. Virtually every week, there is a game between two power programs that helps define the sport, and because of what is at stake in college football, may go a long way towards deciding whether a team can play for a national championship.It is still March, but we’re putting on our swami hats and predicting the winners of some of the biggest rivalry games in college football. Does Jim Harbaugh knock off Ohio State in year two at Michigan? Will Auburn pull off another miracle, or will the Alabama Crimson Tide roll en route to another SEC West title? Check back in when November rolls around, and see how we did.Next: FSU vs. Clemson >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14last_img read more

The Sports Equinox Is Upon Us

Oct. 21, 1973WS Game 71235 Oct. 27, 1985WS Game 71315 Nov. 1, 2009WS Game 41274 Nov. 1, 2010WS Game 5133 Nov. 4, 2001WS Game 71374 Oct. 22, 1972WS Game 71235 Oct. 14, 1973WS Game 21235 Oct. 19, 1980WS Game 51336 Oct. 17, 1971WS Game 71236 Oct. 14, 1979WS Game 51337 Oct. 12, 1980NLCS Game 51348 EQUINOX DATEMLBNFLNBANHL Oct. 15, 1978WS Game 51355 Game 5 of the World Series is tonight, and it could be a deciding one: The Kansas City Royals are looking to finish off the New York Mets after going ahead 3-1 in the series. But Sunday also includes 12 NFL games, seven NBA matchups, and five NHL contests. That makes today a very special day: a sports equinox.A sports equinox occurs when the four major U.S. leagues — MLB, the NFL, the NBA and the NHL — all play at least one game. There’s a very narrow scheduling window when this can happen: Nowadays the MLB season and the start of the NBA season overlap by just a few days or not at all, depending on the NBA tip-off date and the length of the World Series.By our count this will be the 15th equinox in history, and the first since 2010.1We identified equinoxes using scheduling data from the sports-reference.com sites. Equinoxes, by our definition, were not possible before the inaugural NBA/BAA season in 1946. They did not used to be so rare: There were nine equinoxes between 1971 and 1980 (when the NBA season tipped off in the first half of October), and several years have more than one. Here’s the full list: GAMES Phoenix, of all places, is the only city to play in all four parts of an equinox. On November 4th, 2001, the Arizona Cardinals lost to the Philadelphia Eagles, the Phoenix Coyotes lost to the Carolina Hurricanes, and the Phoenix Suns lost to the Houston Rockets. The Diamondbacks salvaged the day, winning Game 7 over the Yankees to capture the city’s first and only championship across the four leagues.2The Mercury, Phoenix’s WNBA team, have three titles of their own.New York and Kansas City sports fans have less luck today. K.C.’s NHL and NBA franchises left for other locales decades ago, and both the Knicks and the Nets are off. But New York has its own packed calendar on Sunday: beyond the World Series and both NFL and NHL matchups, the Red Bulls play their first game of the MLS conference semifinals, and around 50,000 runners will compete in the NYC marathon. It may not quite be an equinox, but it’s still a huge day for NYC sports. Nov. 2, 2009WS Game 5153 Nov. 1, 2015WS Game 51275 Oct. 15, 1972WS Game 21236 read more

Commentary Remember Jim Tressel not for inelegant exit

Jim Tressel didn’t deserve to go out this way. His resignation officially signals that the responsibility for the football program’s various NCAA violations falls on one man. Tressel even said as much in his resignation letter to athletic director Gene Smith — he is making “this decision for the greater good of our school.” Though they originally came out in support of Tressel, Smith and university President E. Gordon Gee have made it clear — through months of silence since — that it was in the best interest of the school for him to resign. Firing him would have been a public relations disaster. Tressel never seemed willing to step down until months of speculation — and maybe some internal pressure — apparently wore on him. Though he was the head football coach, he is not the only one embroiled in this controversy. While Smith issued public statements gently scolding the compliance and athletic departments’ role in educating players about NCAA rules, they remain unscathed while Tressel takes the fall. The problem of breaking NCAA rules isn’t just with Tressel, a group of players or even within this university. It’s a systemic issue, occurring at every institution. People question Tressel’s ethics in his ignorance of inevitable NCAA violations back in April, after learning about them through former walk-on and Columbus lawyer, Christopher Cicero. In the world of college athletics, which operates without any real moral standards anyhow, are Tressel’s actions really that despicable? In the aftermath of his actions, he should be commended for the way he received the brunt of the backlash instead of running away to an undeserved multimillion-dollar deal in the NFL, and leaving someone else to clean up the pieces like Pete Carroll did with USC. It’s sad to see a man with Tressel’s principles — true-to-life principles, not an ethical code judged by flimsy rules by which the NCAA governs — have to step down in such an ungraceful fashion. Tressel has won 106 games, seven Big Ten titles, nine games against Michigan and the program’s first national championship since 1970. His departure merits a lot more fanfare. More importantly than what happened on the field, was how he molded individuals. In a blog post from Saturday, linebacker Tyler Moeller said Tressel is a “great man that gives back to the world 24/7 and helps young kids like me grow into men; even the ones that everyone had already given up on like Ray Small.” Moeller didn’t even mention former running back Maurice Clarett, who, like Small, went to the media to trash the program after a disgraceful exit. Clarett, who ended up serving about 3 1/2 years in jail, stayed in constant contact with Tressel, who worked with Clarett to turn his life around — a testament to the true character of the embattled former coach. The success on the field, and the character he displayed when it mattered most off it, is Tressel’s enduring legacy. When he chose to hang up the vest, it didn’t deserve to be tattered like this. read more

San Ysidro athletic field receives 17 million worth of improvements

first_img Posted: July 26, 2017 KUSI Newsroom July 26, 2017 KUSI Newsroom, San Ysidro athletic field receives $1.7 million worth of improvements SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — City officials Wednesday unveiled $1.7 million in improvements to Larsen Athletic Field in San Ysidro. The park received new play equipment, drought-tolerant landscaping, picnic tables and benches and additional parking, according to the mayor’s office. Paths were upgraded to meet Americans with Disabilities Act standards. The work was partially funded by a $1 million federal grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and came two years after the city made major improvements to lighting at the park. “When we invest in our parks, we breathe new life into our communities,” Mayor Kevin Faulconer said at a ribbon-cutting ceremony. “This beautiful park will go a long way toward creating a fun, accessible and safe environment for everyone in San Ysidro,” Faulconer said. “We’re improving parks across San Diego, and this project shows that communities that have waited a long time for infrastructure investments are getting the attention they deserve.”  Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more