richard macmanus Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#advertising#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… The June 2006 edition of Business 2.0magazine lists the 100fastest-growing tech companies of 2006. One trend that has emerged is that onlineadvertising has replaced retailing as the Web sector that is most in demand. While in2005 eBay was ranked 14 and there were two other retail companies in the top 20, thisyear eBay is ranked 92 and its the only retail company in the entire top 100. On the other hand there are now two online advertising companies in the top 10 in the 2006list – ValueClick (#5) and aQuantive (#7). Digitas comes in at #54 and two Chineseonline advertising companies – Sohu.com (#32) and Sina (#52) – are in the top 100.BusinessWeek notesthat the Internet ad market grew to $12.5 billion last year, a 30 percent increase from2004. All other reports I’ve been reading indicate that there is much more growth tocome. Digitas is currently the marketleader in online advertising. It creates online ad campaigns for big clients likeAmerican Express and GM, “which together accounted for nearly half of ’05 sales”. Thesecond biggest player in this market is aQuantive.The Chinese market is obviously one towatch – “Web advertising is growing three times faster in China than in the States;Sohu is the top seller, with rights to represent the ’08 Olympics in Beijing.”
A Wisconsin Department of Revenue bulletin announces that the motor vehicle dealers’ measure of use tax will be increased from $154 to $157 per plate per month, effective January 1, 2018. The bulletin also discusses statistical sampling in sales and use tax audits; sales tax collection requirements for nonprofit organizations; sales and use tax law changes made by previously reported legislation, Act 217 (S.B. 89), Laws 2017 (TAXDAY, 2017/06/23, S.25); and other matters.Statistical SamplingPart of statistical sampling in Wisconsin Department of Revenue sales and use tax audits involves defining the sample population. This includes prescreening, considering possible refund items, and evaluating alternative review methods.In prescreening, the auditor and computer audit specialist (CAS) prescreen the data to identify transactions that may be excluded from the sample population, such as certain accounts or vendors that are unlikely to have taxable sales or transactions that did not take place in Wisconsin.The auditor, CAS, and taxpayer should discuss possible refund items as early as possible in the audit process. If a refund claim is filed late in the audit, the auditor may not be able to include the refund claim in the audit and the taxpayer would need to appeal the audit determination. The auditor and CAS will try to limit the sample population but the taxpayer may ask to have certain types of transactions included because items could be taxed in error. The auditor and CAS will work with the taxpayer to include the transactions in the audit as appropriate. Options include (1) keeping the transactions in the sample population; (2) using a separate sampling class; and (3) 100% review.The auditor and CAS will also consider alternate review methods. Generally, the statistical sample is the group of transactions for which the auditor will review source documentation, but some types of transactions can be more efficiently reviewed by looking at other supporting detail such as utilities with an exempt percentage, intercompany transactions, or allocated or ratio-computed exemptions. Transactions examined using an alternative method are typically excluded from the sample population.Nonprofit Organization Tax Collection RequirementsA nonprofit organization must charge Wisconsin sales tax unless an exemption such as the occasional sale exemption for nonprofit organizations applies. A nonprofit that sells taxable products or services is required to obtain a seller’s permit and must collect and remit sales tax on those sales.A nonprofit’s sales are exempt as occasional sales if all of the following standards are satisfied: (1) the nonprofit’s sales of otherwise taxable products occur on 75 or fewer days in a calendar year or amount to $50,000 or less in a calendar year; (2) entertainment is not involved at an event for which admission is charged; and (3) the nonprofit does not have and is not required to have a seller’s permit. (Note: Entertainment is not involved if the total amount paid for all entertainment is $10,000 or less.) If the nonprofit holds a seller‘s permit, but its sales would otherwise qualify as exempt occasional sales, the nonprofit is still required to collect and remit Wisconsin sales tax on all of its sales of taxable products and services unless another exemption applies.A nonprofit that obtains a seller’s permit solely for an admission event involving entertainment, and that does not request inactivation of the seller’s permit after the event, does not qualify for the occasional sale exemption on its sales of taxable products and services after the event, regardless of the number of days and dollar amount of its sales. The nonprofit must request inactivation of the seller’s permit for the occasional sale exemption to apply to such sales.Tax Bulletin No. 198, Wisconsin Department of Revenue, July 2017Login 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.
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About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea boss Lampard: More kids will play against Grimsbyby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea manager Frank Lampard says the Carabao Cup gives him a chance to “blood his young players”.The Blues will play Grimsby Town in the third-round on Wednesday, with Lampard expected to field teenagers Reece James and Callum Hudson-Odoi.Having won the competition twice as a Chelsea player, Lampard is looking forward to this season’s trophy.“It will be an opportunity to blood young players in this game and it is a competition we want to be competitive in,” he said. “It does give a good feeling. I saw Chelsea get to the final last year and beat Tottenham in the semi. “I saw how Stamford Bridge was celebrating that, and the team was slightly unlucky to lose to Man City in the final. “We will try to be competitive and at the same time as giving the youngsters a go, we will try to win, as a club like Chelsea should always do.“I have nice memories of the two finals I won. It is a competition that is difficult to win but we have to give it everything.”
ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 26: The Michigan Wolverines Cheerleaders support their team against the Brigham Young Cougars at Michigan Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Cougars 31-0. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)Consensus five-star cornerback recruit Iman Marshall of Long Beach (Calif.) Poly made a visit to Michigan on Monday, and while on campus, he got to don a no. 2 Wolverine jersey. Prospects wearing jerseys with their numbers on them is standard recruiting visit procedure, but no. 2 also happens to be the number of former Michigan star cornerback and 1997 Heisman Trophy winner, Charles Woodson.Marshall celebrated the honor by taking time to pose with a mural of Woodson celebrating the Wolverines’ 1997 Rose Bowl win over Washington State. ichigan pic.twitter.com/wXlwejyW6b— Biggie (@iman_marshall8) January 19, 2015New Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh and his staff have already made some noise on the recruiting trail since taking over in Ann Arbor this month, but landing a player of Marshall’s caliber would be a home-run coup. The no. 3 overall player in the country according to Rivals, Marshall has offers from essentially every major program. He already made an official visit to Florida State, and has trips to LSU and Oregon scheduled before signing day.
zoom Ten North European ports have joined forced to find solutions to make the growing cruise industry greener through a three-year project.The project, which will focus on finding a practical and commercial way to supply cruise ships with green energy, was launched as the cruise ship market is predicted to grow 3.3 percent by 2030, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).Led by the Hamburg Port Authority, EU Interreg project includes Hamburg Cruise Center, Rostock Port, Freeport of Riga Authority, Klaipeda State Seaport Authority, Maritime Institute in Gdansk, and the ports of Bergen, Tallin, Helsinki and Esbjerg.With a budget of EUR 2.9 million, the project has the aim of examining how the ports can help cruise ship operators become greener and more sustainable.“The rapid growth of the cruise industry makes it interesting for the ports, but the industry’s growth poses certain challenges as well, particularly in relation to neighbouring areas. All ports face these same challenges, so the idea is to collaborate on finding solutions. In an ideal world, cruise ships should meet the same standards and rules in every port,” Ingo Fehrs, Senior Adviser Port Strategy of the Hamburg Port Authority, said.A detailed account of ways the ports can help enhance sustainability in the cruise shipping sector is set to be presented at the project’s closing conference in 2019, Fehrs said, adding that the project would look at areas where more regulation is needed.Shortly after the ten ports met at the opening conference in Hamburg on October 27, 2016, the environmental committee of the UN’s International Maritime Organisation (IMO) set the implementation date for the new global sulphur emission regulations to 2020.The new regulations impose stricter requirements on the shipping industry and lower the cap on sulphur content of marine fuels from 3.5 percent to 0.5 percent.
Pot enthusiasts celebrate 4/20 for likely that last time while non-medicinal marijuana remains illegal on April 20, 2018.In April 2017, the federal government introduced Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act. It’s legislation that is expected to be enacted by summer, 2018.In the interim, the roles and responsibilities of the province and municipalities become clearer. In Calgary, interested sellers are preparing for a business licensing lottery.“The city’s done a great job,” CEO and President of 420 Investments, Jeff Mooij told 660 NEWS.“They’ve been very proactive,” he said. “I think they’re one of the first cities in this province to start initiating some of these things, and actually getting some of the paperwork coming in to their city and their municipality for licensing.”After voting 10-4 to ban smoking, vaping or consuming cannabis in public, with an exception for those using it for medical reasons, the city is expected to begin accepting retail applications on April 24, 2018.“[It’s] a lot of hurdles, a lot of, you know, applications,” Mooij said. “A lot of paperwork, and the City of Calgary is fairly reasonable with what they’re asking for, for applications.”When it comes to marijuana responsibilities, when pot becomes legal, municipal governments will be the authority on retail locations and rules, public consumption, land use and zoning and education.“The process, right now, will be a huge lineup at City Hall on April 24,” Mooij said. “Sort of a first-come-first-served lottery, type thing, that’s happening on Tuesday morning. So, it should be a bit of chaos, should be interesting to see how many people line up.”The city clarifies that the lottery system will not be totally random, as they will review applications based on the order in which they are received and a pre-determined set of criteria.Applications can also be made online at calgary.ca/cannabisbusiness, beginning at 8 a.m. on Tuesday. When asked about the proposed Calgary bylaw, and a ban on public consumption, with medicinal exceptions, Mooij noted he was not concerned.“Medical versus recreational, outside, I mean, it’s all a moot point,” he proclaimed. “Eventually, you know, smoking’s a dying thing.”“Vape pens and edibles, that’s the future of this. Nobody’s going to be smoking outside,” he continued.Alberta Gaming and Liquor has received about 500 applications for pot-shops in the province, and with that knowledge, Mooij anticipates at least 100 businesses could be in search of a Calgary licence on Tuesday.
Zelenski shared, it has been a challenging project yet listening to the community by gathering information from events such as Canada Day helped start the direction for the study.The greatest input for the study came from families and woman; it was necessary for the study according to Zelenski to know what was important to users and also what are the concerns.Research obtained from eight different Regional Districts about how they planned their regional trail designs was an important step knowing this is a large scale project. Once the study has been presented. The next big step would be figuring out funding. People expressed their desire for options that include non-motorized activities. One of the challenges the study faced was to determine a starting point for the trail system and the use of private property also being an implication of where the trails would be mapped out.Nine options for trails were screened down by a series of questions, from those nine trails three were considered to have good potential as a 7 km trail, with one design being deemed a future trail extension as it would end in Beaton Provincial Park. Option A – Would connect Charlie Lake Elementary and the Tse-Kwa CavesOption B – A robust public support for this option yet more constraints FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District made a Presentation to Fort St. John City Council regarding the Connecting Communities Trails Feasibility Study.The presentation made by Jana Zelenski, Landscape Architect of Lanarc Consulting, shared the results of a feasibility study on creating a trail system to connect Fort St. John to Charlie Lake and another trail that goes from Dawson Creek to Pouce Coupe. Future Option Of the two main trail ideas presented they were close in cost to create yet held different implications to the environments in which they would run through.Option A Cost – 4.8 to 7.7 MillionOption B Cost – 5 to 7.5 MillionAt the end of the presentation, Mayor Lori Ackerman addressed her concerns that not all parties were addressed during the study such as the First Nations as Fish Creek is to remain a wildlife corridor as well as concerns as to who would be responsible for maintaining and policing the trail.Councillor Trevor Bolin spoke on Option 7 addressed in the original 9 trails and suggested that running alongside the Alaska Hwy would only involve two landowners.Council moved for City Staff to create a report on the best trail option.To view the presentation, CLICK HERE
New Delhi: The debate on whether India skipper Virat Kohli is as good or better than the legendary Sachin Tendulkar shall not die down any time soon. But former Australia leg-spinner and current Rajasthan Royals brand ambassador Shane Warne has a fun take on this. Asked on and off about the two and who he considers best, Warne says he “would not wish to bowl to either of the Indian batsmen”. As the Royals prepare for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League, Warne said while Viv Richards was the best ODI batsman he has seen, he would like to judge Kohli once his career is done. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian OpenGoing back to who he would bowl to, Warne joked that he would rather bowl to someone like former South Africa batsman Daryl Cullinan — known to have been his bunny during their playing days. “Sachin in the mid 90s and also Brian Lara in the mid 90s were a class above everyone else. Not so much in the later half of their careers, but in that phase of four to five years from 1994-95 they were just a class above. “Virat and Sachin are two completely different players altogether, but they are greats. None (I would wish to bowl to) actually (Warne laughs). To me both are terrific players, I couldn’t chose one,” he said. Also Read – Fast bowler Behrendorff to undergo spinal surgery”To me we all know Don Bradman was the best batsman and that is unanimous. Outside that, to me Viv Richards was the best player I saw. I would rather bowl to someone else. Bring me Cullinan to bowl to, he is easy. “To me the best ODI batsman I have seen would be Viv and Virat. His record is just insane — that how good he is. It is just so hard to judge a player when he is playing,” he added. Commenting on his role with the Royals this year, Warne said he was looking forward to the role of promoting the franchise as also he would look to find some time to go and have a chat with the players. “I love the evolution of the IPL, the passion of the fans and the evolving of the tactics of the players. I have been a captain and coach for four years, I was a consultant, I was a mentor with the team last year and now a brand ambassador. “I will be working more off field this year, spreading a word on the Royals globally which is pretty cool. But yes, I will try and have some interaction with the players at some stage. I have really enjoyed it,” he recollected. Royals batsman and former Australia skipper Steve Smith will look to make his return to the world stage — post the 12-month ban for his part in the Sandpaper Gate fiasco — with the IPL and Warne believes that he is a class act and he will definitely return to action a lot more hungry.
Singapore/New Delhi: A Singapore Airlines flight from Mumbai to Singapore with 263 passengers on board Tuesday received a bomb threat, prompting Singapore Air Force to send two F-16s to escort the aircraft.The flight landed safely at Singapore’s Changi International Airport on Tuesday around 8 am (local time), the airline added. “Singapore Airlines confirms there was a bomb threat concerning SQ423 operating from Mumbai to Singapore. The aircraft arrived in Singapore on March 26, 2019, at about 0800hrs (local time). “There were 263 passengers on board. We are assisting the authorities with their investigations and regret that we are unable to provide further details,” a statement issued by the airline said. The Republic of Singapore Air Force said two F16C/Ds escorted the SIA aeroplane. The RSAF said in a Facebook post that two F-16C/Ds were scrambled to intercept the SIA flight. “Our fighters escorted the airliner till it landed safely at Changi Airport,” it said. All passengers, except for a woman and a child, disembarked safely and had to undergo screening. The woman and the child were held back for questioning by the police, who are investigating the incident. Preliminary checks showed that the airline received a call after the plane left Mumbai’s airport on Monday at about 11.35pm local time. The caller claimed that there was a bomb on the plane. The plane, a Boeing 777-300ER, had departed Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport at 11.36pm local time on Monday, according to website FlightAware. It arrived in Singapore 31 minutes behind schedule, the site added. “There was no impact to other SIA operations,” an SIA spokesperson said. PTI